Friday, September 30, 2011

7 Quick takes for 9/30.

OK, here are 7 quick takes for this week.


  1. Today I read that a state department employee was fired for posting a link to wikileaks on his blog. The article he wrote is here. here is another link that references that article. I’ve linked to wikileaks documents here myself, that post is right here.

  2. I saw this on CNN a couple weeks ago. There was this swimmer who was attempting to swim from Cuba to Florida non-stop. It would have taken her 60 hours, I can’t imagine swimming and staying up for 60 hours at the same time. Even though I think staying up for24 hours is fun and all. She quit her most recent attempt a few days ago, because she was being stung by jellyfish. here is an article about the most recent attempt.

  3. I’ve been watching the Murray trial all this week. There has been some interesting testimony.

  4. I’ve decided to do blog 365 again next year. Why? Because it’s too much fun, and I’m weird!

  5. I need to take the IComLeavWe widget off the blog, that’s if I remember, I forgot last time.

  6. I’m also thinking about testing other comment systems besides the blogger one, I’m not sure which one I’ll start with though. I know one thing, I’m definitely not installing facebook comments.

  7. Sometime in the next few days, it will be a year to the day/date of my mom’s aneurisms, I don’t remember the exact date.


Via Conversion diary

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Skipping weekly links.

I did have a couple links for this week, but they aren’t really all that interesting. Hopefully I’ll find better ones next week! Otherwise, not much went on today. We aren’t doing anything to celebrate mom’s birhtday until Saturday or Sunday. I got her birthday gift last night.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My TB test results, and other stuff.

I went to the VA to have my TB test results read today. There was absolutely nothing there whatsoever, so the first result was negative. I’m 99% sure my 2nd one will be negative too. I’ll be posting weekly links tomorrow, like I did last week. Tomorrow is also my mom’s birthday! We usually go out to dinner to celebrate birthdays, but dad is still working out of town, so that will have to wait until this weekend. My friend’s x boyfriend was supposed to have a court date tomorrow. He’s being accused of drinking and driving, and eluding a police officer. I asked my friend if I could go with her, and she said yes. It’s going to be a jurry trial, I’ve always had an interest in such things, so I was very excited. She called me about an hour ago to tell me that it was canceled. She has no idea when it will happen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top 10 reasons why I'm glad Fall is here.

So top 10 Tuesday is another listing meme thingy I wanted to try, so here it goes.
Top 10 reasons why I’m glad Fall is here.


  1. I get to finally stop using the AC! OK I like my AC, but it’s really loud.

  2. I get to wear long pants again, don’t get me wrong, I can’t stand it when I can’t wear shorts in summer, but I like to wear long pants in fall.

  3. I get to start drinking hot tea again. I don’t drink tea in the summer because it’s way, wayy too hot for that, and I’m not an iced tea fan.

  4. The new TV season is finally here!

  5. I get to start eating soup again. Soup and summer just don’t mix, but it definitely works well in fall.

  6. I get to use my heater again, although not for at least a couple more weeks. What can I say, I live in a cement building.

  7. I get to make my Christmas list. I’ve already started making that list, it’s a very, very long process, (trust me!)

  8. I get to buy Haloween candy. Not for trick-or-treaters though, I never have any.

  9. I get to bake Christmas cookies. Although that will probably be closer to winter when that happens.

  10. I get to decorate the Christmas twee.


Via Oh Amanda

Monday, September 26, 2011

I did it once, now I get to go do it all over again.

So I got back from having my TB test done about an hour ago. When we finally got to the right place, (because one lady sent us to another place,) she asked me when my last TB skin test was. I don’t ever remember having one, so of course I said “I’ve never had one before.” She then told me that since that was the case, I’d need to have a 2 step. This means that after I had the test today, and go have the results read on Wednesday, then I have to go back next week and have the exact same thing done again. I asked her why, and she said the CDC, (Center’s for disease control,) says that if someone hasn’t had the test done in the past 2 years, they have to have a 2 step. She said it’s because there are too many false negatives. OK, false positives I understand, but false negatives? Of course my first reaction when she told me I have to come back again was… “are you serious?” OK, it’s fine to have to schedule paratransit for one trip, (my friend is taking me for the reading on Wednesday,) but it’s quite complex when you’re dealing with making sure to schedule 2 other rides, and then making sure my regular trips to the VA are canceled. Not only that, I have the tests in one place, and the readings in another place. Seriously… sometimes I wonder what people are thinking! After the test was over, the paratransit driver called dispatch, and asked them to schedule my rides while I was sitting in the van. It took like 15 minutes on the phone for them to get it all straightened out, OK, a few minutes of that was him holding, but still… Oh yeah, and I’ve decided to keep the bandaid on until Wednesday morning, because the lady said the fluid could leak out… um… blech! I don’t think I want TB fluid leaking out of my arm.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tomorrow.

So to explain what I have to do tomorrow, I first have to start with last week. Last Wednesday, just before I started watching this for like 6 hours, I got a call from the VA. It was a lady from volunteer services, which was weird because except for at the very beginning, they’ve never actually called me. She told me that I have to have a TB test, and that I’m not allowed to come back until I have it, then get the results. So this involves going to the VA tomorrow, (taking paratransit,) having some fluid injected into me, (who knows what that is,) then waiting 72 hours to go back to get the results, and deliver them to volunteer services. Apparently, if I have a reaction to the fluid, then I have TB. What’s weird is that noone told me I needed to do this when I first started, or I would have had it done then. Actually, I had no idea I was supposed to have one, until the lady called me on Wednesday. She also told me that I wasn’t being credited hours, (because I wasn’t signing in,) we did talk about that at the very, very beginning once, and that was it. She also tried to tell me that I don’t have an ID badge, which well… um… I do because it’s hanging on my door, and I was there when they gave it to me. So yeah, I get to go have my first ever TB test tomorrow.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blogger comment sign in woes... again.

Actually I’ve been having them for the past couple months, when they really started showing up was when I was doing blogathon. Blogger won’t let me sign in to post comments, and when it does say I’m signed in, I get weird “you don’t have permission to view this page” errors after I press submit. I’m not sure what’s happening or why it’s happening, but it’s quite annoying! I’m thinking about installing intense debate or disqus, that way I don’t really have to mess with the blogger comments too much. I think intense debate handles replies, and disqus has threads, so returning comments is easier that way. I did get your comments and I’ve read all of them, so thanks for leaving them! I did have a mishap with the delete link last night though… um… oops, sorry about that! It was 11 at night, and I was ready to go to bed, but I stopped to check my email, which was probably a mistake right there.) I saw that I had a comment, and read it. Then I went to publish it and I saw the delete link, and I thought “oh, I better not click that.” But never-the-less, a second later, (literally, it was probably a second later,) my hand hit the keyboard and it was gone forever. I even tried to go back and see if blogger retained a coppy of it, (because it said “comment rejected,) instead of deleted. But nope, when I went to publish it, it said that it didn’t exist. Seriously, I have no idea what I was thinking, but then again I guess I wasn’t, oops!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A question.

How long will it take us to learn how to use the new Facebook? Have you figured it out yet? Perhaps a better question would be, how long will it take us to learn to like the new facebook? Or at least me, I really don’t like the changes. First, they mess with the newsfeed, putting only the things facebook thinks is most important, which makes for a lot of data sifting. It also makes you miss a lot of things that you probably don’t want to miss, and see others that well… maybe you don’t want to see. Then yesterday, at F8, (which is their anual conference for developers,) they announce this thing they call timeline. Basically, Facebook is getting a blogging feature, (not like it needs one.) I don’t particularly want to curate all my stuff on facebook. I already have a blog,and if I want to start another one, I can easily make one without using facebook for that. I would like to start one for links at some point, (by the way.) The way I interpreted the anouncement is that, most of the stuff will be automatically added to the timeline, so anything you post will be added, (I’m sure there’ll be some settings that say something like, “don’t add this kind of thing.”) But otherwise, it will put everything in. I’ve decided that I don’t really want to be a part of the timeline when it comes, so I intend to not use facebook for anything else but what it’s supposed to be for, to keep up with friends, (and what friends are doing.) They also announced that they would use Spotify, (the music service,) to allow you to share what you’re listening to, and find out what your friends are listening to. They’re doing the same thing with news, and TV shows, and it’s all part of the timeline. So yeah, I already don’t like the feed changes, I don’t think I’m going to like these other ones. I would quit facebook, but it’s hard when a lot of my extended family and friends from church, (or friends who live far away,) are on there. It isn’t like everyone’s using Google+ yet.
Via that’s my answer

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekly links for 9/22.

Here are the links for this week.


  • 33Mail Disposable email addresses for each site you sign up for.

  • Show Me Non-Stop Type a keyword, and the site will show youtube videos based on it in an endless stream.

  • switchr.net Switch audio formats, from one to another.


I had more links, but decided to save the rest for next week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IComLeavWe Sept 2011

Today starts ICLW for this month, I actually remembered to add the widget this time! So that means I’m actually in the list. I’m defering weekly links until tomorrow, both because I almost forgot until just now, and because I needed to post this ICLW post. So yeah, I’m ready for ICLW to start, it has started, but I just haven’t gotten to it yet. I will before I go to bed tonight.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An interesting day.

So this morning at 8 in the morning, the paratransit driver rang the bell that someone would ring if they want to get in. I asked him if he thought he was a little bit early, because he wasn’t supposed to be here until 8:45. He said yes, but he had me on the schedule to go to the lab. I just had lab tests done at the beginning of this month, and since my prescription levels were a bit, (even though just the smallest amount too high,) I have to have them again in December. I haven’t talked to the paratransit dispatch office since the beginning of this month, when they forgot to set up my rides, and I forgot to schedule. I’m on the ongoing list, so they should normally set them up for me, (as they did the couple months before that.) So they called me, and we got that whole thing fixed. But now they were saying that I called and made an appointment that well… I didn’t call and make. The schedule had me going to the lab, then from the VA to home… but how was I supposed to get to the VA? The people at the dispatch office won’t admit they made a mistake, but that’s what happened. Then when I was done at the VA, and ready to come home, the paratransit driver said he’d be there in 10 or 15 minutes. But he was late, because when he took his wheelchair lift into the shop for maintenence, (which he said it didn’t need,) they broke it, and it wouldn’t go down on it’s own. So yeah, it was an interesting day today.

Monday, September 19, 2011

600 posts and other stuff.

I had planned to call this post something different, but I looked at the blogger dashboard and saw that I had 599 posts. So I decided that this would be it. I had actually planned to call the post, “Qwitter is dead, long live Qwitter.” Qwitter is my twitter client, and the developer said that he won’t be continuing to work on it today. Ok OK, so it still works, but twitter tends to make these API changes, (changes to the way they handle third-party applications,) which usually does tend to break things. So Qwitter will stop working eventually, oh well, it was fun while it lasted! I do have to say that I’ve found that using a desktop client for twitter is definitely more efficient than using the web, but of course you couldn’t tell me any different in 2009, when I started using my first client. I thought twitter was supposed to be used only on the web. Anyway, before I keep going on and on about twitter clients, I better stop. I went grocery shopping today, and it went well. There were no fights between my friend and her semi-boyfriend, so that was good. I actually went to bed really, really early last night, like at 8:00, so I got up at 4:15 this morning. I forgot how much I really, really like getting up nice and early like that!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Didn't do much today.

I did go to church today though. I didn’t miss the wake-up call either, so I got up on time! I’ll be going grocery shopping tomorrow, with my friend and her boyfriend, (or whatever he is, since it’s on and off all the time.) Hopefully they won’t get into any fights.Otherwise, not much went on here today.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Posting with Firefox 6.

So this is my 1st time posting using Firefox 6. I installed it this morning, it seems to solve some of the problems with slow-loading pages, etc, but there are other things that don’t work. It did pass the Google reader test, but it was slower to do anything in reader than it was in IE 9. It took twice as long to get through one feed for some reason. Not sure why, and I haven’t done any really long feeds, (25 items is not long for me at all,) so I’m hoping it will work. There are certain things now that don’t work, like the facebook “share” link for instance. That’s a weird one, but for some reason, it doesn’t work unless I actually click on it. Other than that, things seem to be OK. Except for the Google reader subscribe bookmarklet that decided it would go all 404-like on me and not work… yeah, nice going! It isn’t just a Firefox thing though, I tried it in IE a couple weeks ago and had the same problem. I’ll be going to 1st service tomorrow, will need to be at church at like 7:15 tomorrow morning, as my friend is on worship team.

Friday, September 16, 2011

7 quick takes for 9/16

So it’s been like a year since I’ve done a 7 quick takes, although Saturday 7 kind of turned into that at the end. So, here it goes:


  1. There was another startup launch conference that happened the same time that Techcrunch disrupt was happening, it was the Demo Fall 2011 conference They have these twice a year, here is a lot of the startups that launched there.

  2. This is my 3rd time doing 7 quick takes.

  3. While I think about it, I should remember to add myself to the IComLeavWe list for this month… oh yeah, and I should probably remember to add the widget too.

  4. But I’m sure I’ll probably forget after I click publish.

  5. The blogger interface has been acting up for me lately.

  6. For that matter, IE has been acting up too. I’m thinking a switch to Firefox is not far off. I was talking to Mark on Skype about this last week, and some of the features look interesting.

  7. Speaking of installing things, I had to install some updates this morning. Turns out I still have to install updates one at a time, otherwise they tend to fail, which is weird, but just the way I have to do things.


Via Conversion Diary

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A bit about the past 10 days.

10 days ago, on labor day, after they got home from camping, mom called me to tell me that she had some big family news. Her instructions were explicit, however. I wasn’t to tell anyone, not even my really, really good friends. In fact, her exact words were, “don’t tell a soul.” I’ll say that it’s really, really good news, the kind of news that after it was official, (and that was to be today,) that I would want to tell everyone I know. But I continue to have the same explicit instructions, well, almost. I’m not to put it on facebook or twitter, and I’m not to blog about it, or at least that’s my interpretation of the continued instructions. I asked mom if the person involved was going to announce it on facebook, and she said no, because she doesn’t want to. Well, I was waiting for her, I wasn’t going to do it first. Since there’s a long time until the event is supposed to happen, one would assume that the person involved would probably like to go on with this secrecy madness as long as possible. The good thing about it, is that I know eventually it will have to come out, and that’s what I’m hoping will happen. So, I know I’ve done this at least once, but I love the verses Luke 12:2-3, which say as follows: ” 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. That’s the NIV translation.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weekly links for 9/14... sort of.

So I’ve been streaming the techcrunch disrupt conference for the past couple days. Once I find a list of all the startups that launched there, (or most of them,) I intend to link to them. But for right now, I didn’t find anything linkworthy this week. Except here is a link to the conference. Oh and here is another conference like it. The techcrunch founder is leaving, so this is his last disrupt. So yeah, those are my links this week, they’re slightly uninteresting, unless you think conferences that launch startups are cool, like I do!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A question.

What is your favorite tv show of all time? I watch quite a few TV shows, so I can’t really decide from any of the current ones. But I think my favorite show of all time would have to be the west wing. I watched it almost every Wednesday when it was on.
Via that’s my answer
I went to the VA today, and I was there for like 20 minutes. I finished the weekly project, and they said there was nothing else for me to do. I rode around with the paratransit driver for about a half hour after I left, then came home.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Oops!

I almost forgot to post! I shut the computer down and everything. But then I remembered I needed to post, so started it back up again. I had my yearly housing inspection today. The inspector was only here for a few minutes, but she said everything looked fine. Lol, I forgot about that too, until this morning. I remembered it last week, but forgot about it over the weekend.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Project 2996, and 10 years later.

Project 2,996 is a project in which bloggers write tributes to the people lost on 9/11. I didn’t sign up , because I just remembered it this morning, but there’s the link. I wanted to wake up at 5 this morning to watch the cerimonies, so I set a wake-up call. Leave it to me to be the one to miss the wake-up call, and get up an hour and a half later. Yeah… nice one!
I remember where I was 10 years ago today. I was just starting my second week at the school for the blind. I remember waking up, and although I have no idea how I managed to hear this from my room, heard that someone had CNN on in the living room. I hurried to get ready because even though I watch CNN a lot, it isn’t common for most people to watch CNN unless something happens. We ate breakfast in 2 shifts, and at that time I was in the 7:00 shift. I knew I had at least 10 minutes to spare. I went out and heard someone, (sounding like they were on the phone say, “the Whitehouse and state department have both been evacuated.” It was then that I started asking questions, I wasn’t sure what was happening, but for some reason I thought air force 1 had crashed. As soon as I started asking questions, the staff person that was there immediately started telling me that I needed to leave to go to the dining room, even though I knew I had time to spare. I told her it wasn’t time to leave yet, and she told me to leave anyway. Needless to say, I wasn’t very happy at that moment. When I got to the dining room, I had just gotten my plate, and a staff person came in. She said, “I have an announcement, we’re in the middle of some terrorist attacks.” “All the airports in the country are being shut down, and 2 planes have hit the world trade center.” I can’t remember if she said anything about the pentagon, or if that had happened yet, (although I could go back in the timeline.) After she said that, I dropped my plate, it landed upside-down on the floor, and I had to get another one. After breakfast, we went back to the dorm to watch TV for about an hour or so. We then had to go to our classrooms, and I learned that my mom had called to check on me. I don’t really remember what happened after that, but I remember going to bed that night, and not going to sleep for a long while.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Extra set of links.

So, I thought I might link to some of the wikileaks cables, not stories based on them, the actual documents themselves. I’m just going to make a list of some of the ones I’ve come across, So, here it goes, keeping in mind that the first thing I see is a reference number, which is what I’ll use for the links.


  • 05CAIRO2089 LETTER TO SECRETARY FROM PRISONER NABIL SOLIMAN.

  • 09Stockholm141 SPECIAL 301 FOR SWEDEN: POST RECOMMENDATION. This one talks a bit about the Pirate Bay trial that happened in Sweden.

  • 09Stockholm733 SWEDEN: INTERNET PIRACY UPDATE.
    In my sifting I found 2 more swedish internet piracy cables, this is the 2nd one.

  • 09Stockholm776 EU PATENT BREAKTHROUGH DURING SWEDISH PRESIDENCY AND
    GENERAL IPR/INTERNET PIRACY UPDATE.

  • 90BAGHDAD4237 SADDAM’S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH.

  • 08New delhi2783 MAYAWATI: PORTRAIT OF A LADY


Well, there’s 6 out of the 251287 cables, of course I could link to more, but I think it’s time to click publish.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stuff.

So I thought I might do a list of links for 7 quick takes today. But then I kept on procrastinating for some reason. It’s going to take me a while to find the certain things I want to link to, like… it could take hours. I have a couple saved in history and one in instapaper, but after that yeah… let’s fire up a twitter search, shall we? I actually have the search going, come to think of it, but I think I’ll take tomorrow to sift through it and see if I find anything interesting. So yeah, other than that, I don’t have much else to say today, I didn’t really do much.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A question or 2, and some other stuff.

So I’m going to answer a question or 2.
What is your favorite ride in an amusement park? Basically anything that goes fast, spins, freefalls, or goes upside down. I like all those things, I think the only rides I don’t like are the really small ones, obviously, because those are for kids.
Do you read the Bible? All of it, or just a few stories? I get sent a couple chapters a day through http://bibleinayear.org

Via that’s my answerOK, now for the other stuff. I have a couple widgets that aren’t working correctly, and I have no idea why. So, this will involve tweaking the HTML of the blog yet again, so that I can fix whatever the problem is. I don’t mind tweaking HTML, as long as it’s straight HTML, but blogger doesn’t use that, it uses HTML/CSS/whatever else is mixed in, all in one template. It isn’t the CSS that I have a problem with, either, it’s all the other stuff that’s thrown in there.
PS, looks like blogger decided to fix itself without me tweaking it, which is nice. I’m thinking that maybe switching to the new dashboard interface, then switching back might have had something to do with it. But then again, it could have been something else entirely, I guess I’ll never know.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weekly links for 9/7.

So here are the links for this week. I only have 3 links for today, but I might actually do an extra edition of weekly links on Saturday.


  • Youtube MP3 Yet another site that converts youtube videos to mp3.

  • Gimme Bar This is still in invite only beta from what I can tell. It’s a bookmarking/saving site, kind of like pinboard and instapaper, that will let you back your stuff up to dropbox I really should try setting that up again, by the way.

  • Heello It’s a site that will let you share to twitter and facebook at the same time, I’m not sure if it has a character limit or not, but from what I’ve read about this, it was founded by the twitpic people.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My day.

Paratransit called me this morning, they in fact forgot to set up my rides, even though I’m on their ongoing list, and they’ve had them set up for the past couple months. The driver said it was their mistake, but I was very glad they called me! When I got to the VA, I did my weekly project, which took only about a half hour. Then I waited for about a half hour, while they were checking to see if they had more stuff for me to do. It turns out they did find something, which was emptying binders, (otherwise known as making trash.) I did that until about 11:15 when I finished it. Then we called paratransit. When the driver came into where I was at the VA, he said he had just ate a salad from McDonalds. That made me want to go get something from there. I asked him if he had time, and he said he did, but I normally have to call ahead. He was nice enough to call dispatch and ask if it was OK, but then he had to call the office here, (we do our scheduling at an office out of town, but there’s one here too.) He was telling me that there are camera’s in the vans, and because they can hear everything we say, and see where the van is going, we have to be careful. I then asked him if he wanted me to sing this:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxZUsj3yAM4&w=560&h=345]He said yeah, that I could sing it for his boss. I told him that he probably doesn’t want to hear me sing, and he actually said he did, but I decided against it. Although that doesn’t mean I might not decide to do it another time. So we did end up going to Mcdonalds, I got authorization from both places I needed to get it from, and all I had to do was pay another ticket. I have extra tickets, so that was OK.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day.

I didn’t really do much today. I did get up late though. My parent’s came home from their camping trip at the coast today. They took all the dogs with them, including the puppies. I didn’t get a cchance to ask how the puppies did, because I forgot. I only talked to mom for a short time on the phone. While I was talking to them, they were at a restaurant. Mom just called me to tell me something, and I got to ask her how the puppies did. She said they did fine, so that’s good.. I just realized today that I forgot to call paratransit. I’m on their ongoing list, and the past couple months, I’ve called and tried to schedule, but they already set up the rides for me. I’m hoping they did that this time, because I completely forgot about it until today.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Today.

I went to church this morning. We had one service at 10:00, after church, there was a potluck at a local park. My friend, her husband, and I, (this is the friend I went on retreat with,) went to the potluck. What I had forgotten when I said that I wouldn’t mind going, was that I wanted to watch 60 minutes tonight. I was worried that I wouldn’t make it home in time, but we left, (and I got home,) with enough time for me to eat before 60 started. We had to go to church early this morning, because my friend’s husband had to run sound. So I got to be there while the worship team was practicing. I like being there for that, because then I know which songs we’ll be singing during the service. We have one service again next Sunday, but this time it’s at 9:00. The church will be having a concert that night, so they’ll be preparing that day, that’s why only one service next weekend too. I’m not planning to go to that concert, it’s going to be a fairly wild one.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday 9.

OK, so here’s a meme called Saturday 9, which involves answering 9 questions every Saturday. I’m not starting a weekly thing here, this is just for fun.

1. Has anyone ever intentionally ripped you off? Or perhaps unintentionally? I believe mom taking money without my permission, (when I wasn’t in town,) counts as “ripping me off.” Besides that, I’ve had a few mistakes at the store. I pay for everything with debit now though, so that usually doesn’t happen much anymore.

2. When was the last time that you made a quip that fell completely flat and embarrassed you? When I went out to dinner with my parent’s for my birthday. I said something that was supposed to be kind of funny, dad laughed, and mom had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

3. When you go to sleep, does it you need to be absolutely quiet or do you need a little noise (radio, TV, music or white)? It doesn’t really matter that much to me. I’m used to sleeping with the fan on, and the windows open in the summer, but I’m perfectly fine with the quiet that I usually have in the winter.

4. Do you have a memorable “ripped clothing” moment in your life? No? How about in someone else’s? (Come on, you know you have something to contribute!) Well, I’ve fallen a couple times when I was little and had clothes ripped as a result, but other than that, not so much.

5. What’s changed on your blog since its inception? …a redo? …a change of pace? …or is it still business as usual? When I started blogging on this domain in 2006, (keep in mind that it’s only temporarily forwarded to blogspot,) I used wordpress. I switched to blogger in 2009, and when blogger launched the template designer, I upgraded my template. I have my domain forwarding to blogspot right now, because GoDaddy’s DNS manager was extremely hard to work with.

6. Can you remember where you were in life ten years ago? If you could travel back in time and whisper something to yourself ten years ago, what would it be? 10 years ago, I had just graduated from high school, and was getting ready to start at the school for the blind. I wasn’t happy about it, but at the time my placement meeting was held, I was 17, so I really had absolutely no say in the matter. What would I whisper to my 18 year-old self? It will be over in time, and you will actually graduate from the school for the blind. No matter how bad the experience gets, try to stick with it.

7. Okay, let’s have it! What’s the craziest, most impulsive thing you’ve ever done? The craziest thing I’ve ever done, well some say skydiving is crazy. But it usually takes a lot of planning for me before I decide to do something.

8. If you were having a bad day what or who would you turn to for comfort? I have really good friends, who have heard well… just about everything from me. Besides that, prayer and sleep.

9. According to the song White Rabbit, “one pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small”. If you were offered these pills today, which pill would you take and where would it take you?


I think I’d like to take the pill that would make me larger; I wouldn’t mind being like 6 feet tall, just because I think it would be fun for some reason.



Via Saturday 9

Friday, September 2, 2011

The events of last night.

Yep, I’m talking about those events. Or in case anyone hasn’t heard yet, the full release of the database of wikileaks diplomatic cables. Yep, that’s right, everything was released in one-fell-swoop last night. There have been a lot of things written on this, so I’m going to put some links here.


So, what was I doing last night, (actually it was around 6:30 pacific time,) while the megaleak was happening? Well, I’d just come back from the doctor, watched the evening news, and talked to mom. Then I wrote a blog post, all without checking twitter, which I normally do as soon as I come home. When I finally did manage to check twitter… well… I think the word I’d use is “implosion.” I have 2 searches going, and 3 list timelines open on a regular basis. Everyone was tweeting about what was happening with wikileaks, but I knew as soon as I saw their tweet. They had in fact asked their followers if they should release the cables, and the majority said yes, (I actually saw the poll on facebook, with results.) For some reason, (probably because it’s kind of a tridition for me when it comes to wikileaks/extradition hearings,) I immediately played this song:


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Today.

I had a doctor’s appointment today. The one I have every 6 months for some reason, because my doctor think’s it’s necessary. I called in my prescriptions this morning. When I was at the doctor, I asked if they would be ready. He said, “They should.” We went to Kmart, and only 2 were ready, not 3. Yeah, so much for “they should be ready.” The other one needs a prior authorization, and I have no idea when I’ll get it. I just got done talking to mom a little bit ago. Mom has a dog that was pregnant. She had the puppies today. Mom went home from work to be there while she was in labor. The first puppy was born dead. She called the vet, and they said if she didn’t have one in an hour and a half, to bring her in. So an hour and 15 minutes goes by, and mom calls the vet again. They said that they needed to see her. It turns out, she stopped labor for some reason, and so an emergency C section had to be performed. They got 4 puppies out of 5. It was $630, so mom isn’t really making any money. She paid $450 to breed the dog, and now $630 for the vet bill.