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Archive for May 2003

Hardware

Posted on May 29, 2003 by under Toys.    

The Ching-cam is up again thanks to Brian!  I don’t know what I would do without my wonderful hubby.  Nothing exciting on it really — except yesterday when we left both of our cams (yes, Brian’s too) on almost all day.  For the newest pics, check out the fotolog.  Or if you’re more interested in the webcam, you can see the last six cam captures here.

By the way, speaking of hardware..  We now have two printers connected to the network.  Ashley just bought a brand-new Canon photo printer.  She showed us some pictures that she printed on it today and they look like they were developed at the store.  It was amazing!  Anyway, since she has the new printer, she decided to sell the old Epson on Amazon.  She was only selling it for $30 so Brian ended up making an offer.  So now we’ve got Ashley’s old printer as our second printer.  It’s cool because Brian hooked it up to his computer but I can still access it through the network.  What we’ve done is designated the old Canon printer (which isn’t capable of photo-quality printing) we have that is connected to my computer as the printer to use for regular documents and then the Epson for photos.

It too bad that we didn’t have Ashley’s old printer when I was blowing up this picture of Chris for Tita Mercy because the printout would’ve come out way better.  Oh, well.  They were on a tight deadline.

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Our Old Furniture

Posted on May 26, 2003 by under Life.    

Here are pictures of our old BATroom furniture. I’ve decided to memorialize it on the blog before it’s gone for good. We’ve shared many wonderful memories on that crappy couch!



Next week we’re buying new “old” furniture. Bill and Lisa (they live across the street from Brian’s parents’ house) are buying brand-new living room furniture so we are buying theirs. There’s nothing like used stuff! Yes, we are very, very poor. The only things we will spend money on are computers, electronics and cameras (and clothes for me). We go “el cheapo” on pretty much everything else.

That’s not entirely true, I suppose.. We did spend good money on a brand-new hammock but I guess that’s an exception because it was a really great deal.

 our hammock

It’s super huge! I love it! And if our neighborhood wasn’t so scary I could really see myself sleeping in it and waking up the next morning to bird shit on my head.

P.S. Identity theft sucks!

I totally feel bad for Rannie but I pity the poor fellow even more. I mean, his life must suck so bad that he feels the need to impersonate someone else. That’s very, very sad.

Thankfully I don’t have to deal with anything of that sort. First, my life isn’t that interesting. Second, my pictures are not worth stealing. Never in my life, until now, have I considered being mediocre a good thing.

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Brian’s Accomplishment

Posted on May 25, 2003 by under Life, Web.    

I think Brian would appreciate it if I blogged about his most recent accomplishment: getting our home network and our Webcam32 programs working again.  It’s a wonderful day when you get something that hasn’t been working in several months working again.  Such a feeling of satisfaction he had that he just had to blog about it and you know he hardly every blogs.  It’s been months since he’s blogged also but bragging about how he figured out what was wrong with our computers was such an astounding accomplishment that he felt it warranted some blogging.  LOL!

Kidding aside, I really appreciate it.  I mean, I was totally ticked when Webcam32 quit FTPing..  Now it works again.  And I’m so happy that we can now share the printer and share our files without having to burn them to disk or email them to one another.  I love having our computers networked!

When he told me what it was though (it was just the stupid ICF thing all along), I felt so retarded.  It was truly one of those moments.  I mean, we suffered without a home network for how long?  Just because of what?  That?

By the way, what’s up with the recent trend of celebrity weblogs and journals?  I’ve got a sampling here for you, for your enjoyment.

I must say, though, that Wil Wheaton was one of the first.  I think he even won a Webby one year..

Of course, there are many more out there so feel free to do your own celebrity blog-hunting.  But before you go anywhere with your mouse, I recommend stopping by Shift.com‘s list because they’ve got some entertaining commentary.

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Backup Plan

Posted on May 24, 2003 by under Babies, Games.    

Thunderstorms have been forecasted for today.  We may not be able to go swimming.  Our backup plan is playing video games in Ashley’s apartment.  Brian and I have been commissioned to bring our DDR game and dancepads, Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance and Tekken — just in case we are stuck indoors due to inclement weather.  Ashley loves Galaga too just like me (she has the game) so I now have someone to play Galaga with.  It’s kind of boring playing by yourself.  I just keep trying to outdo myself, to get beyond the highest level that I can reach, but after a while that just gets frustrating.  When you take turns it’s better.  More fun.

Anyhow, I made a video clip of Felix.  I had to store it at our family’s website because they have 500 MBs of storage and this file by itself is 3 MB.  I didn’t want Jen (my host Jen, not my sister) to get mad at me for using too much space because I use a lot already.  So you dial-up users have been warned.  Give it time to load (or if you’re on dial up, you may want to skip this video altogether).  But broadband users :must: check it out because it’s cute.  LOL!  I should take him to Stupid Pet Tricks!

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TV Sightings

Posted on May 22, 2003 by under Life.    

You’ll never believe who Brian and I saw on TLC’s A Dating Story yesterday.  I think it might have been a repeat because he looked very much like he did in 2001 and I don’t think I looked like I did a couple of years ago (people’s physical appearances change over time, that’s nature), which leads me to believe that it was definitely one of the older episodes re-run.  It was none other than Jack Murnighan of Nerve.com fame.  They set him up with Marie Claire’s eligible bachelorette of the year.  Which year?  That I don’t know because I don’t read Marie Claire (I probably will when I turn 30 but right now I don’t)..  My bet is that it was 2001.

What upset me (nothing to do with the show folks, the episode was abosultely delightful which is more than I can say for Shipmates my guilty pleasure) is that when I saw him it reminded me of The Naughty Bits (Jack’s book that I own) and when I thought of that I thought of my other Nerve.com book, Full Frontal Fiction (I had it in hardcover too, “had” being the operative word), which I had stolen from my bookshelf at work.  It just magically disappeared.  I looked up there one day and it was gone.  The sad part is I don’t even know how long it had been missing.  At least I’m not as psychotic as I once was.  That event would have triggered a full-blown nervous breakdown.  Ask Brian.  I had to tell myself several times, “It’s just a book.  It’s just a book.” But I was able to calm down and get on with my life.. err, with my day.

Anyway, I was seriously thinking of selling out again and adding a commenting system to the blog.  I found Haloscan (it seemed like a pretty good commenting system) via theharpoon.net and I really seriously thought about it.  But then I realized how much I hate getting flamed.  At least this way when someone flames me I’m the only who sees it, instead of it being out there for the whole world to read.  Yeah, I don’t much like being ridiculed for my stupid, outlandish opinions either.  This is my blog, I’m entitled to it.  

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