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November 30, 2005

Grandparents...

Just got off the phone with my Grandpa at the hospital. He seems in good spirits, and he can't wait to get out in a couple of days. He fell while at work, and broke his hip. They did some sort of hip replacement, and they are going to be getting him up to walk for the first time today.

Grandpa says that Grandma is a nervous wreck though. She's nervous about driving by herself to the hospital and such. And she's nervous about being left home alone. Oh, Grandma... :|

November 29, 2005

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This is a comic I created from photographs of our cats. *chuckles* Enjoy.

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Bah...

Thanksgiving was on Block Island this year. T'waz good. Took pictures, which are going to take me a bit to go through and put up. I've put up some photos of the time before on Block Island.

I wound up getting a little food poisoning from a burger ordered at one of the local bars there. After that... I caught a cold. Mmmmm.. Yummy.

A reminder: You who uses MT-Close must make sure to uncheck all blogs 'cept yours. ;)

November 21, 2005

Well...

Since I'm not going to be geting my iBook anytime soon. I'll just post photographs. One at a time, like. A photo a day so to speak. Enjoy.

IMG_0160.jpg Looks comfy to sleep in, if they were only made in my size.

November 18, 2005

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Twaz good. Get off your butts and go see it!

November 17, 2005

illwillpress.com - foamy

New episode out... check it...

November 15, 2005

OMG! *shivers*

You scored as Xena, Warrior Princess. I am Xena, Warrior Princess. I have done some bad things in my life, but I am committed to helping other people. I like to laugh, though my sense of humor can be rather sarcastic. I have several close friends, including Gabrielle.

Xena, Warrior Princess

100%

Boudicca

88%

Elizabeth I

67%

Joan of Arc

63%

Cleopatra

46%

Which Female Heroine Are You?
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My iBook is back...

From Apple repair. New drive installed, and I'm disappointed that they didn't do what they said they were going to do. They installed Jaguar back on my iBook. When they specifically said that Tiger would be installed instead, since I already own it. They replaced the other drive with an IBM model.

I wiped and reinstalled Tiger OS. The new IBM drive is periodically making a HECK of a lot of noise (the same damn clicking the other drive made, except louder) through the install. The machine will not boot, and I'm getting the same issues I was having with the previous bad drive.

As I said before... Apple Repair is problematic.

Issues:

1. Innitial repair... It was sent in to have the power managment replaced/fixed. It was dead as a door nail. No boot. $300+ repair cost for that. Fine.

2. I get it back... Missing my battery, and a huge scratch on the inside of the bottom of the laptop case. It goes back in for repair to replace the bottom of the case, and for a new battery.

3. I get it back again... Apple replaced my working drive (the Toshiba) when last sent in when it didn't need to be replaced. The rapair? Replace the bottom of the case they badly scratched. That was it, but somehow my good hard drive gets replaced.

4. I send it back in to have this lemon (Toshiba) drive replaced. I get it back today.. What do I get? Another lemon drive (IBM) this time. Doing the same thing the previous lemon drive did. Here is the sound it makes. Yummy, aye? OS will not boot.

Apple Tech classifies my laptop as a looper. A looper? It is Apple Tech's unofficial term for a machine that constantly comes back in for repairs. The fault of Apple Repair, really. I kept getting botched repairs. That being said... Now waiting on papers to come in the mail to sign/fill out for an exchange. They are sending me (supposedly) a new laptop after I send this bad lemon back. This total process is going to take like three weeks. I just hope the time is shorter, because I miss my iBook.

Edit: Will give updates as this progresses.

Uncyclopedia... *chuckles*

Worst 100 Childrens Books of All Time It's just sick.

November 13, 2005

A new design...

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Darcie

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darcie-layinginsun1.jpg She so loves sleeping on the bag when we travel, and lounging in the sun. Awww... girly...

November 11, 2005

My view...

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of the outside world...

Spiders - Road Island, B.I.

IMG_0155.JPG Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? I found it inside the house there on S.W. Point. They are common.

November 9, 2005

iBook 800MHz is going back again...

This time to replace the hard drive they already replaced before. Buying an Apple product is nice. Don't get me wrong. The products are tastey, but getting things repaired through Apple's Repair service is damn frustrating - If not constantly problematic. I'll post an update when I get it back.

Edit: My iBook went out to Apple today 11.11.2005.

iBook, 800MHz Yet again...

Well, I believe they are classifying my laptop as a looper (a laptop that keeps coming back for repair). They want me to reformat, and reinstall the OS to see if I still keep having the disk errors. Not sure what apple is planning on doing when, and if this fails. We'll see.

November 8, 2005

Aww Hell!

Not even 90 days after my last repair, and now my hard drive on my iBook is failing. I've been trying for the most part to drag over to external disk my important stuff. My home directory, and such. It's slow and painful.

And since I'm now in pain... Here is something painfully funny.

Hmmm...

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Life: 4.4
Mind: 4.8
Body: 6.7
Spirit: 4.3
Friends/Family: 4.6
Love: 1.8
Finance: 3.1
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November 7, 2005

Been Away For Two Weeks...

Block Island was a good getaway. The temperature there was chilly and windy most of the time. Except for the past few days it was around 70F. The ride over on the ferry was a bit ruff, but leaving was quite calm. Lots of photographs were taken, and I'll try to get those up within a few days.

After leaving Block Island we stopped off in N.Y. for the marathon. A lot of walking, a subway ride, and a taxi back to brooklyn. It was a long day for the walkers supporting runners.

Back home now in PA. *sighs* Tired of traveling.

November 4, 2005

My Sister...

She had her baby at 3 am this morning. She had to have a
c-section. Both are doing fine, though. He weighed 7 lbs 13 ozs and
was 22" long. There was no major problem - she was having trouble
getting dilated enough and then the baby got turned kinda sideways in
there.

Glad she and baby are ok.

November 1, 2005

More Block Island Pictures Are Up...

Arriving on B.I. I have much more, but will get to them probably when I get back home.