Thursday, November 30, 2006

Silly String?

Send silly string to the troops in Iraq?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


For some reason last week 6 lightbulbs went out when I flipped the switch. After the 3rd one I started thinking something was up! Then I get to work Monday and 2 go out there when I flipped the switch!

Work is going good, I finally finished a PowerPoint presentation for Thursday-Everyone was pleased. It had been awhile since I had made one, I was worried. I started familiarizing myself with FrontPage this weekend and playing around with it so I can start updating the webpage at work.

While doing the PowerPoint presentation, I found this picture-I love this picture! I used it as the first slide:

I finally started backing up my files after I lost my hard drive last month-I had won a Lenovo 80gb external hard drive earlier this year and wished I had used it before. It was so easy-I just plugged it in, it showed up as a drive and I drug and dropped .

I have had a dry spell in the sweeps lately-only $62.94 this month-but I finally passed the $25K overall total at $25,095.73!

I hope everyone is having a great week :)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Not much to update

Not much to update, but I have some pictures that I uploaded today:


Here is Randy snoozing:

The new job is going really well, it is keeping me busy, I enjoy it and the time goes by fast. I have been busy creating a newsletter, powerpoint presentations and updating Access files.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Why? (AKA another drunken blog)

Someone asked me earlier about blogging. First of all they asked me why, then they asked me if I would feel weird if they read my blog. They were amazed that I would put personal things out there for all to read, shocked even. I was taken aback at first and then I started thinking "why?".

I blog for therapy-I blog for fun-I blog for letting it out-I blog for the heck of it-and yes I have blogged while upset/happy/mad/manic/depressed/drunk/sober. I blog while I'm in my head, not really thinking of who is reading what flows out of my typing fingers.

So I don't feel weird no matter who is reading my blog, or not. If this was just for me or a thousand people, I would say the same thing.

I freely give out my blog address in email, in person-but only if someone asks-it's not like I'm trying to promote it! It's a multi-purpose thing I do.

Sometimes my friends read it, sometimes my family members read it, sometimes people whose blog's I read read it, sometimes strangers read it, and sometimes enemies read it. It's just out there.

Why? I don't know-I don't think I'm any more interesting than anyone else. I'm sporadic on my updates and I'm sure I don't have everyone linked that I should.

But It's here and I have fun with it and in a hundred years from now what will it matter?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A good day

I enjoyed the first day at work. There is a lot to learn, but it is mainly figuring out the system of how things work and where things are. Most of the stuff I need to do, I have done in the past-a quarterly newsletter, keeping up with several databases, billing, maintaining files, etc.

The lady I work for is really nice, easy going and not a micro-manager. She made me feel really welcome. There are a few other offices in the same building that we aren't affiliated with and they all made me feel welcome too.

I had a cold for the first part of the week and now I have the chest/nasal congestion left over. Luckily the sore throat only lasted one day. I am able to function but I feel like I'm in a fog. The "non-drowsy" sinus pill I took earlier made me drowsy. When I got home I took a mucinex and it knocked me out for about an hour.

I'm still surprised over the election results! I hope everyone had a chance to go vote.

Have a great weekend :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New job offer

I got a new job offer today on the job I talked about a few days ago. I took it-I was so excited. I start Thursday.

I started getting a sore throat yesterday, and today I am coughing and sneezing. I'm waiting for my nyquil to kick in!

I finally got most of my computer back together-my bookmarks, programs, music, pictures etc. I've started backing up often!

I hope everyone is having a great week :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hard drive toast

My computer crashed today and I got a blue screen of death.

After an hour on the phone with Dell and a nice Indian man we figured out my hard drive went to the big OS in the sky. He was so upset when he had to inform me that my warranty expired 6 days ago.

He even asked 3 supervisors to let it be a grace period and to help me, but to no avail.

So to Best Buy I go. I get a hard drive and an Windows XP and head back home.

After 4 hours I finally get everything working. Installing the hard drive, I had a few glitches that luckily I found solutions for on google. Then I could get either mine or Rick's computer on the internet, but not both.

After about 45 minutes of frustration and searching on Dell's website for drivers I finally do something right.

Then it was on to fix that I had no sound. That was the easiest of all.

Now I'm off to find several email addresses, programs, all my favorite bookmarks, all my sweeps bookmarks (I had at least 200) and try to forget that I lost pictures, videos, and who knows what else.

The lesson for today-backup regularly!

I hope everyone had a great day and an even better tomorrow :)