ARCHIVES: May 24-31, 2006
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May 31, 2006 - Wednesday
I saw an article about this person in SecondLife on Boing!Boing! -- I bought her bees and had a chance to IM with her. She has done an amazing job with her corner of the SecondLife world and sells copies of her system. Its amazing. I enjoy the sound of the buzzing bees and watching them land on the flowers I planted around my home there.
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May 30, 2006 - Tuesday
Some people use the term "grand aunt," but we use great and I had much fun calling my grandmother's sister to tell her that she was now a Great Great Great Aunt. She turns 90 later this year and is still in decent health, travels and lives alone with her cat - though across the country from us. She has friends, visitors and many people around. She is still sharp mentally and doing as well as can be expected for a ninety-year old.
May 29, 2006 - Monday
Memorial Day will never be forgotten in my family. My grandson was born this morning. He weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 & 1/2 inches tall. They named him Ashton Ryan. All is well. He is a perfect baby and the cutest child in the world, of course. Here are the latest pictures of him.
May 28, 2006 - Sunday
I love this free online game and enjoy the many adventures such as meeting other avatars. In this game, I live on an island. Last night, a helicopter crashed on my island and 3 people fell to earth right over my friends and I. We introduced ourselves (each avatar represents a live person), then I gave them popcorn (we'd been watching TV) and showed them my swimming pool and home. For the most part, this game -- simulation of life -- proceeds at your own pace. There's something for everyone here.
Members of SecondLife can click on any picture and teleport to where the scene is taking place.
May 27, 2006 - Saturday
A great movie -- but so, so
sad. I hate people being killed off like was done here
or good people turning evil. The directing and
photography style were noticeably different, too -
almost annoying to have so many facial closeups. (Official
May 26, 2006 - Friday
After many years of use, my HP 930c died. It was a good printer - a real workhorse. I liked how the paper loads in the front and comes out in the front. Because of that, I could fit this printer into a tight office space. I went into Best Buy and asked them what they had in stock that printed on regular paper but did photos well and they recommended either an HP 8250 or a Canon. I have plenty of HP paper around, so that would be the best choice for me. I also have a very old HP LaserJet that is still working well. It has had minor repairs, but it still cranks out documents.
Coming soon -- my review of XMen and I am still debating whether to see DaVinci Code or not.
May 25, 2006 - Thursday
Costco Bakery & Sams
Ok, my sister works at
Costco so I could be biased, but there are many things
to like about Costco. My birthday carrot cake came from
there and was heavenly good. My husband worships their
apple pies and the gas is usually cheaper there than
anywhere else in town. I just regret that they do not
take Mastercard or Visa -- inconvenient when buying gas
at those automated places.
May 24, 2006 - Wednesday
I love my little old iPod
10G 3rd generation. I use it every day -- even eating
breakfast listening to podcats downloaded onto it and
using it when showering, driving long distances -- heck,