Sunday, September 24, 2006

Loft walk weekend!

Today was the loft walk on commercial street. I always love going to the loft walks and seeing all the awesome decor! There is normally one two weeks from today so I hope to be able to make it to that one too. I haven't been able to find any information regarding it though. I had wished today that I had remembered my camera as there are tons of awesome objects down commercial street as it is part of the historic district! I might have to walk down commercial street again someday.

I am sitting in the Mudhouse getting ready to write a theme essay. I just need to get my theme statement figured out and then get the first paragraph wrote. If I can get that done, I won't have any problems finishing it. I am begining to think that I was taught English in a different way than my instructor is teaching us. I am sure it is just the fact that I haven't had to remember these rules in such a long time! I am glad that I am taking this class now so I can hopefully write better papers in future classes.

Yesterday I had some family in from Seattle, WA and Kansas City, MO. It was a nice visit - though short. I finally got to see my grandma's new apartment and I think it is nice and cozy! I didn't walk around the apartment but the living room is a good size which I always like!

My sister and I went to the Fair Grove craft festival. It was fun and lots of crafts! I never bring that much money so I won't be tempted. My sister and I each got us a bamboo plant. I have had one in the past but it didn't survive for some reason. I can't remember the details now but I hope that this one does better! I just hope that the cats don't bother it to much but I did find out it is non-toxic so if they do they should be okay!

I had better get back to thinking of a theme statement and writing my essay! :-)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Interesting . . . . . . .

All vehicular traffic is restricted in the capital city of Mexico City to reduce air pollution. The restriction is based on the last digit of the vehicle license plate. (This applies equally to permanent and temporary plates. Cars with license plates ending in letters may not be driven on Fridays.)

Monday: no driving if license plate ends with 5 or 6.
Tuesday: no driving if license plate ends with 7 or 8.
Wednesday: no driving if license plate ends with 3 or 4.
Thursday: no driving if license plate ends with 1 or 2.
Friday: no driving if license plate ends with 9, 0 or a letter.
Saturday and Sunday: All vehicles may be driven.

I was reading some travel websites today and happened to run across this about traveling by car in Mexico. I thought is was interesting and wonder if they do this anywhere else in the world.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thoughts of the day . . .

Ever since I woke up, now yesterday morning, I have had adventures on my mind. I am not sure what really made me think of adventures but it was when I was making breakfast.

One thing that might be making me think of adventures is the fact that I am overdue for a vacation. I was really hoping to go to St. Lucia this year to go hiking and biking in the rainforest but decided I really needed to use this money for other things. I am sure I will take that vacation in the future.

I have had thoughts of going on a mini vacation to see the ocean again . . . . . . I truly love the ocean and wish I didn't live so far from the ocean. I asked my parents once why they decided to stay in this area as there doesn't seem to be much here and definitely not the ocean!

Today when I was sitting in the Mudhouse, a HOT guy sat down at the table in front of me and he was filling out an application for a passport. The only reason I knew that was what he was doing is because I have an application for a passport! I haven't taken the time to fill it out and get pictures taken. I need to fill mine out and get my passport so I will be free to leave the country whenever I feel!

Tonight I was at my sisters and one of my nieces is selling things for a fundraiser for school so I ordered two magazines - at a dirt cheap price! They are Travel + Leisure & Coastal Living! I am going to use them to dream! I really hope that someday I can have a beach house to go to whenever I want! After I get my MSN and make the big bucks, maybe I can make that happen! That is if my MSN degree is a better pay raise then getting my BSN!!! :-)

Anyway, I need to get to bed.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Trying to save the Sims

I have had the Sims2 game since it came out and have had to restart my game several times because of my old laptop and then I get a new laptop thinking I was safe and it crashed and had to be restored.

Since March when my new laptop had to have the motherboard and hardrive replaced, I haven't played my Sims. When I was at Best Buy with my sister, I saw the glamour life stuff pack and bought it and decided to try to get my Sims game back that I had saved before my computer had died. When I had tried once before to reinstall my saved game it messed up the whole program and I had to uninstall and reinstall it. A friend of mine was going to help me but we can't seem to get our schedules to match. I found a tech support phone number last night and called them today!

I learned from my phone conversation with the tech support that I had saved my game wrong. He stepped me through how to save it correctly in the future! I am excited about that! When I was talking to him I remember that I had all those DVD's of stuff that was on my old hardrive that Best Buy saved for me and he said I should get it to work with that! I was sooooo excited! I found those DVD's and found the files I needed and was copied them over. It was taking awhile so I took a shower and was all happy when I was taking my shower thinking about how my Sims might be back!

Well, after I got out of the shower I went to reopen my Sims game and it didn't work. I am a little confused on why it didn't work. I wonder since I had started playing it and had saved it that maybe it wasn't going to work. Not sure. I might have to call or maybe email tech support to see if this might be the issue but I might just start over and save it the way he told me to and hope that works! I really hope that I don't have to go through another computer crash! I want to be ready just in case!

I really don't have time to be playing games with school! I have even gotten myself addicted to this fish tycoon game on yahoo also! For some reason when I was sleeping last night almost all my fish died. Not sure what went wrong but I had 4 fish left.

I had better get back to my reading for class tonight! :-)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Busy, but fun weekend

I took this weekend off for work so I could attend my family reunion on Sunday. Also this weekend is Cider Days and my employee picnic. On Saturday, my sister and I took my nieces and one of there cousins to go to the picnic. They have lots of stuff for kids to do so they had a blast! I even got sunburned! I didn't even realize it till later that evening when I got home. I have a funny "U" shaped sunburn on my chest from my neckline and then my forehead, checks and nose got it. I got a tan on my arms and legs though. I even have a tan where my flip flops where! He He!!!

I was planning to go to Cider days that afternoon but ended up spending the rest of the day with my sister. She had gotten a new computer a few weeks ago but didn't load spyware and virus protection and of course it is infected now! She had bought a service plan so I went to Best Buy with her. I have gotten to know the geek squad quite well because of my compuer malfunctions this year! They tried to tell her that it was going to be $260 if she had her data backed up or $160 to have the security issues taken care of. Well, we finally got it down to $30 + the software which I am going to help her install when she gets it back. It is crazy all the stuff they try to sell you that you can very easily do yourself!

I was looking forward to waking up early on Sunday and going to Cider Days but I woke up with it sooo dark outside! I was wondering if I set my alarm wrong since it was so dark but I hadn't. I went ahead and got in the shower and when I got out, it was boring down rain and thundering! I kept thinking it wouldn't last long but it has rained all day!

I bummed around till it was time to go to the family reunion which I was surprised of the turn out since it was outdoors and it was raining. We were under the pavilion so we did stay dry! It was a good time and I got to see relatives from Arizona that come into town! I can't seem to remember everybodies name since I see alot of my family members only at the reunion once a year! I am getting better at it though. I am going to have to ask my mom for copies of the pictures she took. I took some but I think she got more than me!

I decided to try to go to Cider Days after my family reunion but it was pretty much packed up. missed it! Bummer! I don't blame the people with booths shutting down since it would ruin there art! Oh, well. I will try to get there next year!

I am trying to get some of these short stories read for my class tomorrow but I am so tired that I am going to have to go home and take a nap! :-) It is hard trying to be on a normal schedule with my body thinking it is supposed to sleep during the day!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

My celebrity look-alikes

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Just random stuff

I got my paper finished today - not sure that I really like it but it will have to do. English has never been a very good subject for me so I hope he is nice when he grades our papers! :-)

I only got four hours of sleep and I am starting to feel sleepy and have to be in class in 45 minutes. YUCK!!! 3 hours of English is boring. I am looking forward to my after class fun. I am going to make a trip to Hobby Lobby and foam lettering stamps are only 3.99! I am going to see if I feel the need for any. I am also going to sit in Barnes & Noble and just sit and read for a bit too. I might be falling asleep by then though!

I am hoping to get my Scrapjammies kit in the mail today. If I do, I might have to do some scrapping later if I can stay awake!

I had been following the show Design Star on HGTV and was excited that David won!!! I really like both David and Alice and it was hard to choice. I had liked David's style since the beginning so I voted for him! :-) I am going to watch his show whenever it airs!

Well, it is time for me to part my relaxing time at the Mudhouse and head to class.

Okay, pictures won't load currently as my connection keeps timing out and my time is up!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Paper blues

I have a paper due tomorrow in my English class and can't seem to get started! It is a comparison paper on the two literature readings I had to do. He tells us to write in present tense like the stories happened now. When I think of my paper of what I might write, I don't feel like it is in present tense. Sooooo . . . . . . . I am scared of this and hope that I do end up with a good grade. English has never been a strong subject of mine and hope that I can survive this class!

I am sitting in the Mudhouse and there are a ton of people here. That doesn't help my need to concentrate! I am going to do the best that I can! Trying to drown all the noise out with my Napster music!

On a fun note . . . . . . I am excited about my family reunion next weekend! It is also my companies employee picnic and cider apple days on Walnut Street. I am going to have big fun next weekend! My mom told me that my uncle that lives in Arizona is going to be there! I have to remember to bring my camera! I would love to do a family history album. Last year there wasn't that many people that normally come so I wasn't able to get good pictures. I actually don't think I took any!

I had better get busy! I am including the 2 page LO I did for the dog swim! I wanted the paper to show through but there was so many pictures that I wasn't able to make that happen. It is still fun and I felt those pictures needed to be together! :-)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dog Swim!

Yesterday I picked my nieces up from school and took them to the Dog swim! I had never picked them up from there new school and it was confusing. I will know now how to pick them up in the future now!

I packed us a picnic lunch and then we went to the dog swim! The dog swim is at Fassnight Park the day after labor day for the dogs to swim in the pool! The batteries of my camera went dead and I was wanting to run home and get more batteries but didn't. I did get some good pictures before my camera went dead! I think I need a dog so I can take my dog there next year!

There were dogs there jumping off the diving board and others would get to the end and go back! There was a small dog that didn't have any fear of the diving board! Some of the bigger dogs weren't sure of this! There was one dog that kept trying to swim around and but all of the tennis balls in his mouth! He finally figured out that he wasn't going to be able to and just brought the one. Some of the dogs had life jackets. One girl had a pug that was only 13 weeks old! It was so cute! I will post pics!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Funny quote

When I was cleaning out my bonus room the other night I found this quote that I found appropriate in regards to me taking English!

"I speak two languages: English and bad English." ~ Fifth Element

I don't think my English teacher would like that but after my first paper, he might agree with it! He He!!!

I was at Target today to get some more cubes and they only had one cube left with the different slots and they are out of the cube with three drawers. I asked someone if and when they might be getting more. She scanned the barcodes on the shelf and showed that it is still active. I will be checking back hoping they get them in soon!

I have been making good progress in getting my scraproom more organized and I am excited to be able to go upstairs and scrap and not have to hunt for things! :-)