... and the earth is making a lot of rumble about it right now. I know I
shouldn't even be online with all the dark skies, rain and lightning going
on, but heck, its the 35th Anniversary of
and an excuse to put up some cute photos and a colored date banner.
Want to feel guilty about the environment?
Try this quiz. I admit that
I am a meat eater and I really love eggs. I walk a lot, but it is
impossible to walk or bicycle everywhere in this large city. Still, it is
a good time to think of something to do to help the environment.
I am not that fanatical, but I do believe in
throwing trash in a trash can and not on the street. My husband keeps a
compost corner in the backyard where we throw leftovers good for those
things. We recycle aluminum cans. With gas prices so high, we conserve
where we can, but that is not saying much since you still need a car to
get around in this city.
Thanks to Janice M. for this link to CriminalCheck.com. Type in
your zip code and it will alert you to the convicted child molesters in
your area. It lists them by name. Click on any name to get a description,
address and crime description. This is chilling, but important to know.
Here's a site with great information. I was
able to stop "The Windows Messenger" program that was driving me crazy -->
How to Remove Windows Messenger.
It has solutions for other problems, too. I am going to spend some time
looking through this.
I have held voice conversations on MSN
Messenger and AIM. Messenger does a much better job with conversations. It
sounds as good as a telephone on that one while AOL's AIM produces a
So, when version 7 of MSN Messenger came out,
I installed it.
I do not want to be automatically logged in.
I prefer to run my computer with AIM and Messenger turned off until I am
ready to talk. Often, I flip on the computer, then go eat breakfast, so I
am not even there to get instant messages. Thus, I do not log in until I
With the new Messenger, apparently I am
logged in TWICE! Once in the .Net Messenger service and again in MSN
Messenger. I have not found a way to stop the .Net Messenger service
from logging me in automatically. I hate this!
My friends on the regular Messenger service
see me online even though MSN MESSENGER IS NOT LOGGED IN. Argh!
Richard has been a thoughtful, wonderful,
kind and considerate husband. He has also been patient as we both learned
to handle married life and a baby through the years. I am so glad we are
together. My thanks go to our family who threw a get-together for us
The story of how we met was printed in our
college newspaper. It's an amusing tale.
I met my husband after attending
college for three years. I had just moved from the dorms to off-campus housing and
roomed with 3 others. On a day in January 1979, one of my roommates
was feeling a little depressed. Another roommate, Lynn, and I wanted
to cheer her up so we decided to drive over to a florist shop nearby
and have flowers sent to her anonymously. She would have fun trying
to figure out her secret admirer, we hoped.
We drove to a small shop only to discover that they were closed, so
with great effort, we found another one, but it did not deliver. I
told Lynn that we could grab any guy walking home from class --
there were always plenty of people walking home from classes this
time of day (our off campus house was near a large apartment
complex) -- and ask him to play delivery boy. She agreed.
Since she was driving, I would be the one to flag down a candidate.
When we came near our street, I spotted some guy I had never seen
before walking just ahead of us and told Lynn to stop the car. I
quickly rolled down the window and shouted at his back as loud as I
could, "Hey you!" The guy turned around and saw that we were looking
at him and pointed to himself quizzically. "Yes, you! Could you come
here?" I hollered back out the window. He grinned and came over to
our car (what guy is going to turn down two girls wanting him?!).
I knew that we had found a willing cohort.
He delivered the flowers and everything worked out well. So well, in
fact, that my "florist delivery person" and I were married in the
spring of the following year. He graduated in 1980 as a chemical
engineer. We have been very happily married now living in
Huntsville, Alabama, and just celebrated our 25th anniversary on
April 18, 2005.
These are amazing links from BoingBoing.net
-- ads in strange places.
Is this the wave of the future? If not, at least it is funny -- and a
clever use of Photoshop. I wish I could watch some of these artists at
There's a new version of Photoshop coming in
May, CS2. This program is worth every penny. Photoshop Elements is pretty
good, too -- and much more affordable.
My old inkjet printer has been nagging me,
telling me I am about to run out of ink. "You are going to DIE," it
whenever I try to print something. So far, it is still printing fine, but I figured it was
time to buy a new ink cartridge.
We went to Sam's, the home of supposedly
cheaper stuff. A color cartridge for my printer was about $60 (the large
capacity type). A new printer was $99. The new printer had a fancier color
system (6 colors with the ability to change individual colors out), higher
resolution, prints on CD and DVDs, and does seamless 4 by 6 photos as well
as full sized pages.
My husband and I looked at each other. For
$39 more, we get a new printer with vastly better abilities.
I know that printers are cheap because companies make
more money from ink cartridges.