Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Secret Addiction #1


Am I the only one who could just hit reload all day on this site? The pictures are so varied... and most of them are amazing. There's weird pictures, cute pictures, vibrant pictures... just everything you can think of. I've been on-line for about two hours today - checking e-mail and blogs and searching for youngest sister's birthday present, but Flickr is shrunk down there in the middle of all my open pages and I just keep clicking. Here are a few of the most interesting so far:


Beautiful blue eyes

A different view of Fall

Note to self: Buy black and white film

I just love the odd reflections you can capture. And bonus points for incorporating a great quote.

Just a reminder, for me. And beautiful too.

So that's where I've been this morning - how bout all of you? Or a favorite flickr picture (have your own set: I'd love to see them.) you want to share? Let me know.

Enjoy your day everybody.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

In case you care

Took a couple of quizzes:

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Jason Bateman

and yes... they're right...He's all cute and snuggly in that picture!
You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

What's sad is that I wasn't sure I had passed it until the results came up. Phew... (BTW, I also passed the US citizenship test there too.)


You Are Fall Flowers

Beautiful yet often forgotten.

Since I've been feeling a bit left out lately, this seemed to fit.
Your World View

You are a fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably content.
You value kindness and try to live by your ideals.
You have strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

You respect truth and are flexible.
You like people, and they can readily make friends with you.
You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.

Alrighty. To get this result I had to answer a hypothetical question (about an Indecent Proposal - ish dilemna) and decide who was the most moral... I wonder what the people who thought the guy who blackmailed the girl was the most moral got as an answer?

So there's a couple of things you didn't know about me, in case you care.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Take your pick

I’ve been thinking a lot about death, recently.

I know this is not what you want to read, because now you are thinking about death too, and are cursing me for depressing you as you flit happily through the blogosphere: I apologize. This isn’t really meant to be a depressing post, though, or at least I don’t think it’s too depressing.

It’s really more about this – someone got in touch with my family recently, looking to reconnect with a friend, not knowing that friend (my father) has been dead for six years. He was quite shaken at the news, and it makes me remember how shaken we all were – the way it happened, how quickly it changed so many things, the shock of it just being the end.

And now, six years later, this person - and through him other friends of my father – still fresh in his grief, took the time to share stories and pictures of his friend with us. To tell us about the times when our father wasn’t only our father, but also his friend. To tell us the stories my father never got around to telling us, to share the anecdotes that we never shared because we were too young or he was too screwed up or we weren’t as close as we could have been. And it makes me think better of my father - a man who I loved and hated and was too often disappointed in or a disappointment to – it makes me think more of him, helps me to remember the best of him, when I know he once had friends as good as this.

Continue on with your flitting…hope I haven’t brought you down.

Just in case....go
HERE and go drool (or go blind) looking at the adorable baby.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The house is quiet, empty.

Do you know how rarely that happens? All the things on my to-do list today are sitting there waiting for me to come back to them, and I’m sitting here listening to the clock tick. It’s stopped raining, which had been my excuse for not running errands, so I suppose I have to do those too. But I really wish I had a good book to snuggle up with. And some hot chocolate… even though the fact that it’s getting cold enough for hot chocolate semi-frightens me. (All the sudden it’s mid-October. I have no idea how that happened.) But I’ll deal with the cold weather -“clean of radiator” is at the top of my to-do, btw – if it means I’ll get hot chocolate…. with fluff. Yum.

But I have accomplished some of the things I set out to do today… I’m researching good quality/reasonable cost digital cameras, and have found a few bargains online. I bought a stocking stuffer for my family’s gift exchange (although I am so pleased with it, it’ll be hard to hold on to till then). I solved a puzzle that only 2% of the population can solve ;) (which totally wasn’t on my list, but wasted some time during lunch and made me feel brilliant). Click Here if
you want to try it out - it takes a while, but if you get it, you'll feel brilliant too.

And now I’ve posted my blog - so I definitely got a start on that list.

So off I go… back to the quiet house.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

So, more wandering today. Thought I'd give you a chance to see some of what I've found - you know, in case you're too 'busy' for wandering. Here it is in one convenient location! Aren't you lucky? (Now if I could figure out why blogger won't let me press enter without publishing, this would be easier, but copy and paste, my friends, copy and paste.)

In the "Kids can loose ANYTHING category ... Big Tooth

In the "I thought the squirrels were having fun ripping apart MY trash" category... High Times

In the"well, gee.... Thanks?" category.... Don't you feel left out?

And Finally... the first thing to make me laugh out loud today ..... Funny Blog

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


NTE: so what kind of hw you doin?

littlestsis: i was doing math - precal

NTE: i don't believe in that word: Math ... i'm anti-math: i think it's just a "theory" like ... evolution. If creationism is an alternative theory to evolution, then there should be alternative theories to math... like "guesstimating"

littlestsis: hahaha i like that idea

Monday, October 03, 2005

Random things I'm working on today:
  • Getting some shopping started - I know it's early to mention the "C' word, but since I do most of my shopping online, if I don't start figuring out what I'm looking for, I'll be still be looking come Dec. 24th (and paying extra for postage). My family's trying something different this year - dedicated gift giving: Each person has one other person as their recipient. There's a minimum (so that those of us who are cheapskates can't ruin someone's day completely), and everyone's supposed to provide some ideas of what they're looking for, so no one winds up horribly disappointed. Everybody still has to do the nieces and nephews, grandparents, etc., but there are hopes that this will improve everyone's holiday spirit. It could be a huge success or a horrible tragedy, only time will tell. So, armed with my person, I'm on the lookout for all things Hummel, and in search of inspiration.
  • Still searching for a new doctor. This is a double "ugh" sort of task. It requires cold-calling, which I hate; research, which I excel at, but don't really want to do; and a lot of luck, which I seem to be short of at the moment. It's tricky b/c I have a whole team of doctors, but my primary care physician just isn't going to be available anymore, so I have to find a replacement. And I want to do it in a way that doesn't require replacing the rest of the team, which means finding someone who can play well with the others. And who has knowledge of my conditions and treatment options. And who accepts my insurance. And who's accepting new patients. And who's close enough that I can get to in a reasonable amount of time. So ... double ugh.
  • Writing a couple of letters: a congrats to a friend who's newly-engaged; a thanks to a friend who did something extra thoughtful, a note to say hey to a couple of friends who I've been lax in checking in on.
  • As always, smack in the middle of 5-7 craft projects: the scrapbooks for my siblings birthdays, the cross-stitch-that-will-never-be-done, & a wedding cross-stitch that I have to frame and mail (soon, considering the wedding was in May... You have a year, right?)

So, that's what I'm up to today... off I go.