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Monday, November 28, 2005

A funny joke

I thought this one was funny:

After numerous rounds of “We don’t know if Osama is still alive”, Osama
himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting to let
him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter and it appeared
to contain a single line of coded message:


Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condi Rice. Condi and her aides had
no clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve it at the
FBI so it went to the CIA, then to the NSA. With no clue as to its meaning
they eventually asked Britain’s MI-6 for help. Within a minute MI-6 cabled
the White House with this reply:

“Tell the President he’s holding the message upside down.”

I’ll let you figure it out.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The family

Yeah! I finally finished my new family piece. I thought I pretty much had everyone included. We’ve got Fox added, as well as all the pets–or so I thought. Hellboy (the conure) sits on Chloe’s shoulder, Indy and Stonecold (budgies) perch on my head, and Valentine (the lovebird) is peeking out from behind Fox.

I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to add in all the finches…there is just too darned many of them.

Then when I showed the piece to Barry he reminded me about Grimly…our chinchilla. I totally forgot her. Oh well. I’ll do another one next week.

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Monday, November 7, 2005

This week’s who and what cheesed me off.

So this week was [yet another] one of those bittersweet kinda times. First in “Who Cheesed Me Off this Week” goes to:

So I called my lovely Sprint service rep (hereafter known as “The Beast“) to cancel one of the lines on my cell phone plan. We had 3 (two lines are mine and Barry’s and a third cell phone for when our neice Tember was here).

I thought being a Sprint customers for 5+ years the darlings would let me cancel the line with no problems.

Well the first BEAST tells me that there is a $150 fee to cancel the one line. I ask to talk to another person above her, which she says she’ll transfer me, but it won’t help.

She had this wretched smirk in her voice. So she transfers me to a perky little fellow Beast who listens to my plight, then my plea to stop the fee, then says “No”. He gives me this pitiful little story that even if he could, he just can’t–that it’s a contractual thing and it has to be paid. So I argue that sure, he COULD waive the fee, he just won’t…because he’s just plain evil. (ok, I didn’t really say that evil part, but I’m sure it was there in my voice). Even my “but we’ve been with The Beast for 5+ years, I’m not cancelling everything just this one line, awww c’mon!” thing didn’t work. The Beast resisted. So I got hit with a $150 fee to pay.

Oh, oh, oh! And the BEST part, was at the end of the conversation the Rep had the NERVE to give me this schpeil about my converstion withThe BEAST and asked if everything had been resloved to my satisfaction. Ummmm… HELL NO! Yep. Cheesed me off.

The BIG cheese off of the week:

Time and Birthdays.

I also had one of those crappy little happenings that every woman hates…the dreaded Birthday. This one was particularly difficult for me and I don’t have a reason why…other then you feel old and Birthday’s all suck after the age of 30 ; o )

Maybe now with kids I feel the age and adulthood thing for the first time and it’s a mighty strange feeling.

Barry got me 2 dozen beautiful roses. They smell sooooooo wonderful. I also got the latest Lemmony Snicket novel.

This Thursday we’ll go out to my favorite resturant (Boma’s at Animal Kingdom Lodge) to celebrate. Yes, I’m havin’ me some Zebra Domes! Ahhh come to me sweet, sweet, sugary, messy goodness. Atkins begins in earnest on Friday.

Rene and I spent my Birthday evening at Epcot. We met atop the bridge in the UK then walked over to China. Chloe started to get fussy and wanted out of her stroller to walk.

Well, walk is a very poor choice of words. The girl ran from the UK to the China area…which is quite a distance for a little girl. But she was full tilt, face to the wind! We all went to a wonderful Chinese resturaunt. Yummy, yummy!

We finished up there just in time to see the fireworks…which Chloe hates, but we played it off like it was all good and fun to try and avert the crying fit (which happened anyway). Rene and I would start to clap with each explosion. So here was Chloe clapping and cheering each time a loud BOOM! went off with tears rolling down her cheek and saying “yeah!” because she was scared. I just wanted to scoop her up and hug her and kiss her.

Fox pretty much slept thru the whole evening. He woke up briefly at the resturant, then drifted off to sleep. He did wake up during the fireworks and was avidly watching them. I thought the loud noise would bother but he took it like a champ!

This week I watched the old black and white version of “Pride and Predjudice” with Greer Garson, and Lawence Olivier. Wow. The costumes where spectacular. So, of course it got me drifting off into story fodder land. Now I gotta do a cool looking period piece.

Whew! Talk about prissy, uppity women!

I also did a quick watercolor sketch for a DreamWalker cover idea.

Other comic news…I’m going to start working on watercoloring “Roc’s Keep”. Yeah!! I’m really thrilled about that. I’m going to do some sketches for costumes color and such later this week.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Time killers.

So my big thing right now are stupid, time wasting sites.

Some fun ones to watch for but you will spend far too much time at are:

This last site was full of stupid tests you could take. Here’s a couple I took.

Yep. 10 outta 10 on the US Citizen stuff. See? Watching all that CNN does pay off!

Here are a couple results from my tests.

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations – you got 10 out of 10 correct!
Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English
15% Dixie
15% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

I can agree with the results of this test, too. I would have thought I’d have scored higher on the Yankee catagory since I was born and raised in Virginia, but I won’t quibble.

You are an Atheist

When it comes to religion, you’re a non-believer (simple as that).
You prefer to think about what’s known and proven.
You don’t need religion to solve life’s problems.
Instead, you tend to work things out with logic and philosophy.
What’s Your Religious Philosophy?

This one kinda surprised me. I’m definitely NOT atheist. I find religion a very devisive subject and can’t stand to talk about it unless people are VERY, VERY close to me. However, I am also a big advocate of science and believe in fact and research.

I think geographically where you are raised makes a BIG difference in your religious expression. Being raised just outside of Washington, D.C., religion was one of the big three that you didn’t discuss. Religion tends to be very internal the farther North you go. After having lived in the South for quite a while, your religious affiliation is only slightly of more import then who your family is.

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you’re weird…

But too damn weird to do anything about it!

How Weird Are You?

Eeeek. Scored slightly higher here then I would have thought or cared to.

You Are 30 Years Old

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