Archive for May, 2007

Work Safety Hazards

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

#107.  Getting a sore throat from sitting in overly air-conditioned meeting room for four hours with 85 other people.

Home, Dream Home 2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

While I’m stuck here in Philthadelphia purgatory, you can travel virtually to Dream Home #2! This one is a lovely townhome located in “Old Town” Aberdeen. “Old Town” is where the U of Aberdeen is located, so BW can walk to work. And it’s also within walking/bus of downtown so I can travel to Marks&Spenser, […]

Annnnd, I’m off!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Blargh. Time once again for my bi-annual work-related meeting. This time, I’m off to the Philthadelphia area. Notice that I said, “area.” My boss started planning the meeting too late, and couldn’t get us a downtown location. As a result, my meeting this time around is being held in some suburban conference hotel thrity miles […]

I Love the 80′s Drive-By Hotting: The Videos

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The first in a new series that shall continue until I get bored with it, I can’t find anymore cool things to post, or you get sick of it and beseech me to stop. We’ll kick things off with arguably the single hottest video ever made in the whole 80′s! (Which is saying a lot […]


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

One thing that always bugged me about Ben&Jerry’s is that although they have a steady rotation of cool new flavors in their shops, they rarely have anything new available at the grocery store. That all changes this summer as B&J rolls out several new concoctions. I’ve only tried one, but I may just quit right […]

Home, Dream Home

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Before I went on vacation, Loup had posted about a dream home of hers up for sale in NM. I thought it might be fun (in a deeply depressing kind of way) to take up that thread and do a regular series of posting dream homes that we can find for sale at online real […]


Monday, May 21st, 2007

It’s been another one of those weekends where I can’t wait for the nice, peaceful workweek to get here.  Spent every day doing work around the house; mainly we continued our Crusade Against Carpet.  This time we ripped the offensive substance out of our guest bedroom, sanded the floors a little, then put down three […]

I Love the 80′s Drive-By Hotting: LIVE!

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Searching through a bunch of these videos trying to choose something to post here brought back some bad 80′s memories of my Duran Duran fandom. Namely, when watching live recordings, it sucks to be a huge fan of a band’s bass player! The camera is always on the singer! I had major deja-vu as I […]

Gods & Generals

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Between my vacation and the server being down for a week, I’ve missed some Extremely Important Birthdays! I didn’t forget them, mind. I’d never do that, not to these guys! So without further ado, belated and repentant birthday wishes to my three favorite Tauruses (Tauri?) in the whole universe! May 1: Arthur Wellesley, Duke of […]

To wrap things up..

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

You can see some pics from our trip here:

Vacation part 2: Of donuts & donairs

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Sorry for all the downtime. The server went down while LinuxKidd was on vacation! Typical. But now he’s back and all is set to rights. Anyway, I left off telling you about the first part of our trip to Nova Scotia. Now for the rest. On Tuesday, we got into our rental car and drove […]

Vacation part 1

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Here’s a handy map of Nova Scotia to refer to while reading this post! On Friday we flew in to Halifax, then right away we picked up a car and drove east to Cape Breton island. While much of Nova Scotia is wild and remote and unpopulated, Cape Breton is that times ten.  The only […]

Xanax is my co-pilot

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Hello all!  We are back from our trip to…Nova Scotia! That’s right, after several years of last-minute cancelled vacations, I got myself onto a plane!  A couple of reasons how:  1. I read “The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook.”  Although I didn’t do any of the “exercises” it suggested, it still helped by showing me that […]