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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Time Wasting

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0


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Monday, July 30, 2007


Today is my Dad’s last day of radiation therapy. He’s had a surprisingly easy time of it, with very few side effects, and the only real issues come from the five times a week drive to Wheeling. (Though to put things in perspective, if we all lived or worked in a big city, that may well have been the time or distance of a commute.)

Everything looks good, we’ll just have to see how his next batch of tests turn out.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

29 July

Happy Rain Day!

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

All Quiet on the Western Front

At least the West Virginia front.

I’ve been learning PHP like a mad-woman. I went through a pretty basic book, so now I think I’m the equivalent of someone who can point at objects and name them, and gets the gist of what other people are saying, but would be completely unable to have an in depth conversation on my own.

However, I’m learning. (Notice the countdown on the sidebar. Of course in 26 days I have to come up to something new to count down to.)

And speaking of languages, here’s some time wasting for you…


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Wednesday, July 25, 2007


This is why I’ve always been afraid to read books at the bookstore!

xkcd: Bookstore

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Fur Balls

There’s an interesting post at Stuff on my Cat asking what nicknames you call your cat.

Glancing through the list, I realized that I definitely do not have the same relationship with my cats that these people do with their cats.

Kat: Mr. Furry, Mr. Pissy, Sir
Kit: Kit, Evil

Both of them respond to “GET OFF THE COUNTER!”

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Monday, July 23, 2007

In from Left Field

Michelle: (Banging pots in the sink while doing dishes) Clang! Clang! Clang!

Michael & Grandmom: (singing) Went the trolley!

Michelle: …

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Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE husband!

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter



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Friday, July 20, 2007


If it weren’t for the fact that I absolutely abhor crowds, I could have had the last Harry Potter book in my hands right now.
However, I hate crowds, so Amazon will be sending it to my house tomorrow.

So my original plan was that once the book arrived I would remain incommunicado until I finished it. Unfortunately for me, plans were thrown awry, and I must instead head out to my parent’s house at 5, bringing my Dad’s surprise birthday dinner with me. (He’ll be really surprised, since tomorrow isn’t his birthday.)

I was thinking today about all the Harry Potter mania, and why I’m going to read the book tomorrow. It’s not as if I’m absolutely in love with the series. I think it’s good, and I really like some of the things JK Rowling as done with the story and the characters, but it’s by no means my favorite series (See Garth Nix,Lian Hearn, and Runaways for some other excellent series for younger readers)

So why have I fallen victim to Harry Potter mania? It’s simple: I don’t want to learn the ending before I get a chance to read it myself. So the only way to do that is to finish reading the book before going anywhere on the Internet or listening to any news other than NPR (they already promised they wouldn’t discuss any details.)

Plus, if I don’t read it right away, Michael will read it first, and I hate that.

That said, there are a couple of things that will make or break the last book. If Snape isn’t redeemed, will be more than sorely disappointed. I’ll be pissed off. I don’t believe that there are many people in the world that are beyond redemption, and I will be royally pissed off it she makes him evil for the sake of being evil.

I’ll also be unhappy if the door is left open for sequels. To that end, I won’t even be unhappy if Harry dies, because then she won’t be tempted into write more about him. Sometimes it is important to end while you’re still on top.

Other than that, I don’t care what happens, as long as I find out by myself and don’t hear it from anyone else.

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