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... everybody start singing "It's a Small World After All".

Today M told me that there's a woman on one of his college committees who hasn't made recent meetings because she's been out of town - in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Her hometown.  I asked him how old she was and he said about our age... in any case, she's newish and untenured.  Did I know anyone named Neva?  I wracked my brain... and came up with Neva Sanders almost immediately.

Yup, I know her.  She helped teach/coach my rhythmic gymnastics classes when I was 10 or 11.

*sings*
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So I realized a couple of months ago that our recycling is not, in fact, commingle.  That is to say, they don't tell you that you have to sort it, but if you don't, the poor recycling guys have to do it as they load the truck.  Which just ain't right.  So we did the reasonable thing and started sorting.  We use a big 18-gallon tub with paper bags for glass, metal, and plastic, and a milk crate for paper.

Except today, somebody nicked our milk crate.  I'm irritated.
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reposting from [personal profile] ellid:
America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on

Selected gems, with commentary as long as I can say something that doesn't consist entirely of WTM-FingF?:
  • "He should not be allowed to do so -- not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization."  With liberty and justice for all, indeed.
  • "First, it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism -- my culture trumps America's culture. What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book."  SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, ASSHOLE!  READ THE GODDAMN CONSTITUTION!
  • "Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible."  That's pretty funny.  I can't decide if I should be offended or not, since technically the Old Testament is part of the Bible.  But something tells me that Mr. Prager wouldn't be too cool with an observant Jew choosing to pledge rather than swear and omitting the Bible altogether.  (Although Prager would have us believe that Jews have been swearing on the Bible, I'd be willing to bet that at least some have chosen not to swear at all...)
  • "So why are we allowing Keith Ellison to do what no other member of Congress has ever done -- choose his own most revered book for his oath?  The answer is obvious -- Ellison is a Muslim. And whoever decides these matters, not to mention virtually every editorial page in America, is not going to offend a Muslim."  Yeah, we wouldn't want to piss him off.  He might call up his buddy Osama and order a strike against Apple Pie.
Give me an effing break.
sarahmichelef: (mad)
Went to the Apple Store and met with a very nice Genius. Apparently, the whine I have is inherent in the machine and there's nothing that can be done about it. So, y'know, the part where they made it seem like they had a fix for it? Big lie. Thanks, guys. I have such a love/hate relationships with Apple. Love the product, hate the comany. I wish they hadn't stopped licensing clones.

While I was at the mall, I stopped in at StrideRite to look at their rain boots. They start at a size 5. TRex wears a size 4. This seems to be a trend - no rain boots below a size 5. Or for less than twenty bucks. Ditto for real (read: insulated) winter boots. *headdesk* (Also - who in their right mind spends over a hundred bucks for a pair of kids' shoes?)

Then I stopped at Tim Horton's for an iced cappucino (butter caramel - yum) and some idiot was BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVE-THRU LANE. WTF? And he made it pretty clear that my options were to a) back out as well to let him out or b) let him back into me. Moron. So out I backed, and he peeled out of there without even acknowledging me. Jerk.

Went to RiteAid to get my 60 cans of Pepsi products for ten bucks, called [livejournal.com profile] nenie to answer a question he had asked me on IM earlier in the day, and now I'm home again, going to grab the files that I've changed off of X2 and hopefully get SOME work done today.

Oh well. At least there's a new version of Jardinains2 for me to play.
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If MySpace is as wildly popular as it is with it utterly craptacular design and user interface, I'd like to see how popular a well-designed site could be!

Who's with me?
sarahmichelef: (OMG!)
Went to Target today to get some shorts... because we're going on vacation w/ Mom's family next week and I only have 2 pair (not enough for a whole week!) The only reasonable (ie, not hotpants, not distressed to the point of not surviving three washings) ones were some Bermudas that were sadly not on sale (they're starting to put summer stuff on clearance, so I had hoped to find shorts there). But they looked cute and were badly needed, so I got them.

I also found a very cute white, acid green, and aqua blue halter top on the clearance rack. And it looked GOOD on me. WTF? I haven't worn a halter top since... well, I might have worn one in junior high. So clearly I had to get that. And then I thought to myself, self, Mom just told you that there's one evening when you might want to dress up. And this halter top clearly fits the bill, especially when paired with a new white linen skirt and the white sandals I got a while back. Oh yeah.

But it's a white linen skirt. It's not sheer by any means, but ... it's white. So I head over to lingerie to look for a white slip (which I don't own - just a black one). And there were exactly ZERO slips to be had at Target. None. Zilch. Nada. WTF? Does no one wear slips anymore? Does Target assume that everyone already has one? Do people who shop at Target just not care if the whole world can see their underwear? I don't get it.

So I walked over to KMart. KMart had slips in a variety of styles, lengths, and colors. Hallelujah.
sarahmichelef: (OMG!)
Spoilers ahoy!

CSI WTF? )

ER WTF? )
sarahmichelef: (Default)
X has become COMPLETELY POSSESSED! Apparently quitting Camino to do some Blogger stuff (because Blogger doesn't get along with Camino, so I use Safari for that, and we all know that running 2 web browsers at once isn't going to be happening) and then starting it back up (becausemGMAil won't play nicely with Sarfari)), has CHANGED THE DEFAULT FONTS! Not only that, what shows up in the prefs fas my default fonts are NOT the fonts that the browser is actually displaying!

Life is intent on messing with my head, I'm convinced of it.

Back to your regularly-scheduled surreality.

ETA: And if this looks totally fucked up and like I can't type, it's because the cursor isn't necessarily showing up in the place where I'm typing. *haddesk*

Is it three weeks from now yet?

*rage*

Jan. 20th, 2006 12:39 pm
sarahmichelef: (Mad)
I bought a new black cartridge for my printer the other day - I've been buying Office Depot brand cartridges (I have an Epson printer in part BECASUE they license generic cartridges). Anyway, I popped the new cartridge in, printed my lecture notes for Thursday's class, and turned off the printer. La-dee-da.

Today, I started up the printer with the intention of printing out some dissertation-related reading notes. It's telling me there's an error with the cartridge. Nothing I do fixes this - I've checked the thing over, reseated it several times, etc. Nada. This isn't the first time I've had this problem with the Office Depot cartridges, either - it happened once before with a color cartridge, only that one NEVER worked.

OK, WTF? NOW there's no error light and it's working fine. It hates me, it does.

That's it. From now on I'm buying my in from the Laser Monks.
sarahmichelef: (Mad)
I'm so confused... All day I've been convinced that it's Tuesday (despite TRex's being at home rather than at daycare, despite the fact that I KNOW yesterday was Sunday...). I can come up with no reason for this. And then, this evening, I turn on the teevee and House is on. Which really isn't helping. Seriously, when I changed the channel at 8 o'clock and saw House, my first thought was, "Of course, they're revamped the schedule and American Idol is on next."

Ummmm... No.
sarahmichelef: (Default)
2 new cellphones: -$0.02 (yes, negative two cents)
2 car chargers, 2 cases, 2 headsets: $20
An hour and a half at Radio Shack trying to set up new cell service: Priceless
The whole story )
So after all of that, we have new phones, I didn't even have to pitch a fit to get them, and I've met a new candidate for sainthood: Allan, the manager of Radio Shack.
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Oh good LORD. I'm flipping channels and I happened across My Super Sweet 16 on MTV. Could these children be MORE SPOILED? I caught the end of the ep with Janelle, a Cuban girl living in Miami who was having her Quinceanera and seriously, before I knew I was watching MTV, I was sure it was a wedding show. What else would explain the primadonna all in white with identically-dressed attendants hovering around her and gushing over how pretty she looks?

This one, about Carlysia, whose daddy is an R&B star, is more disgusting, because this little girl is greaking talking about herself int he third person and demanding a Mercedes convertible for her birthday and so on...

This is like the antithesis of my 16th birthday. My huge excitement was that I got contacts. Oh, baby. And I went to a New Year's party at (oh god) Darren's house which was a big deal because we'd just gotten back from 4 months in the Netherlands and I hadn't seen anybody since the end of August.

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