"Everybody sees what you appear to be, but few feel what you are."
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005
I arrived in Los Angeles last night after seven hours of traveling. My flights were interesting and I only had thirty minutes to run between concourses in the Atlanta airport, but I got home without too much trouble. I really wanted to relax today, but Dan and I had some shopping to do before leaving for Big Bear tomorrow. So after visiting three stores (one of them twice) I am the proud owner of new snowboard bindings that Dan and I purchased together. They work perfectly with the snowboard boots that Dan gave me for Christmas and Dan’s old snowboard that I am inheriting because he got a new one for Christmas. That means have all the equipment I need for our snowboarding trip to the Southern California mountains. Now I just need to pack it. My apartment is a disaster so I have a lot of work to do. This will probably be my last post of 2005 so happy New Year everyone!
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Thursday, December 22, 2005
I'm leaving for Tallahassee tomorrow morning, but I'll be back on the 27th. Until then I won't have any internet access because my family's computer is out of commission. I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and find more interesting webpages to read while I'm gone. Here is a picture of Dan and me just before we left to see “White Christmas” at the Pantages Theatre on Sunday. Don’t we look fabulous? When I get back I'll post the rest of the pictures from last weekend. Happy holidays everyone!
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The top five reasons I’d kill to have a dishwasher:
1) 13x9” cake pans
2) Wire cooling racks
3) Cookie sheets
4) Fluted cake pans
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Sunday, December 18, 2005
Dan and I had a wonderful weekend, but I’ll have to write more about that later. It’s late and I have a lot to do before going to work tomorrow. Until then I’ll leave you with this picture of the “snow” at Disneyland. It was really soap bubbles, but I loved it anyway. I only have four days of work this week, but they’re going to be really busy. What a crazy holiday season!
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Friday, December 16, 2005
I'm making chocolate pound cake.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
I’ve had comments on my webpage since April and I have yet to figure out what makes people want to comment on something I’ve written. The topics that I feel sure will generate lots of comments never live up to my expectations. And the posts that, to me, are the most boring and random are extremely popular with my few readers. The subject of soda (or lack of it) has come up on several occasions and everyone seems to have something to share. Pictures of Dan are always a hit due to the sheer number of his friends that visit my webpage, but our Halloween costumes went completely unnoticed (except by a student filmmaker who borrowed Kool-Aid Man and broke him). I did get a lot of comments on the entry I wrote just after I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but I think that has something to do with J K Rowling’s writing rather than mine. I aspire to use my webpage to keep a record of the events of my life, but I also want to make notes of my thoughts and feelings as well. It’s just a plus if other people have something to add to my ramblings.
ETA: At least someone was amused by The Chronicles of Narnia article I mentioned the other day. The title of one of the posts on the article's discussion page was titled "I didn't know Narnia had such BO." Good one.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Conversation with Tom Riddle’s diary
Tom: “My favorite food is patterns.”
Me: “How do patterns taste?”
Tom: “How should I know how patterns taste?”
Me: “You said patterns are your favorite food.”
Tom: “Oops, I sent you the wrong reply.”
Posted at 10:22 PM, 6 Comments
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Yesterday I helped Dan get his Christmas tree from Home Depot. We decorated it with the mismatched lights we bought last year and what seemed like hundreds of his grandmother's glass bulbs. Then we went to see "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." It was great and I loved it. I would highly encourage everyone to see it - and then read the book, if you haven't already. I really hope Disney makes more of the Chronicles if Narnia books into movies because most of them are really good. Next weekend Dan and I are going to see “White Christmas” at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. I’m really looking forward to that. It’s time to go raid my closet to find something to wear.
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When bad abbreviations happen to good movies...
Article on Yahoo! News: "Narnia" Gets Lion's Share of B.O.
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Thursday, December 08, 2005
Ever wish you could talk to Lord Voldemort? Hasn't everyone? Just write in his magic diary and see what he has to say. Make sure to ask him what he wants for Christmas!
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Tuesday, December 06, 2005
“Oh sure! So we’re going to be running all over the place, saving the universe, and I’m going to have to write things down on stickies while I’m doing it?”
Wizards at War by Diane Duane
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Saturday, December 03, 2005
I was supposed to go to the gym yesterday, but I was in a bad mood when I left work at 5:30 PM. (See previous post for the reason.) So instead I went as soon as I woke up this morning. Usually I have no self-discipline, but I'm trying to change that. After eating In-N-Out Burger for lunch yesterday I really need to.
P.S. I got my Kool-Aid Man costume back from the student filmmaker who borrowed it for his movie, but now its broken. I really regret loaning it to him.
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Friday, December 02, 2005
It's been one of those days where everything happens at once. Every time I think I'm ready to release the document I’ve been working on since March, major issues are raised that keep it from being finished. And they all seem to come up on the same day. Take today, for instance. I sent my document out last Monday (11/21) for everyone to review, but today I found out about three big issues that will drive changes to my work. Why didn’t I know about these before? That’s a good question. I got a lot of work done today, but by the end of the day I was frustrated and tired. Now I’m home, watching Christmas specials on TV, and feeling much better. Later I’m planning to wrap some Christmas presents, work on my cross-stitch projects, and read a book. That’s my idea of a relaxing evening.
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