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* Kathye, femetal's mom, gave us the tragic but not surprising news that her cancer has returned. It's also metastatic, which makes the already dim prognosis even gloomier. they've started her on a new drug called Doxil which seems like pretty advanced stuff, but if that doesn't do something miraculous the expectation is that she has between 6 months and a year. I don't need to tell you all how much this completely sucks.

* Note to self: the next version of Homo Sapiens needs a better checksum mechanism for DNA replication. Seriously. Mutation may be the fuel of evolution, but in an age of genetic engineering we're (hopefully) not far from replacing evolution with, uh, intelligent design (quote that out of context and I'll kill you!), and so I think that at this point the down side of mutation outweighs the evolutionary benefit.

* At The Company they've got a thing going where if you donate 30 bucks to breast cancer research you can be casual all month (as in t-shirts and shorts). This is 'win' all around!

* I had a large team move at work this week, which meant that on Wednesday I was at work until around 2 am, and had to be back in a 7 am the following morning to complete the job. Suckage. On the plus side, the rest of the week has been fairly slack and the move itself went startlingly smoothly, which meant no stress beyond the funky schedule. As a once-in-a-great-while thing I don't really mind doing the late night gig, especially when I can leave early the following day.

* I am hopelessly addicted to soy milk. Really, is there anything that soy *can't* do??

* Holy frijoles I miss teh groop seks! :-(

* However, after 18 years together femetal and I are still finding new sexual territory to explore. It rocks! She rocks!

* Wanna make yourself mad, and at the same time destroy your faith in humanity? Put a piece of rope in your mouth to bite down on and then google "digital homeopathy". Oh yeah. People really are that stupid.

* I have a new cell phone!! It's a Motorola RAZR V6 Maxx, and so far I love it. It looks good, has all of the functionality that I'm looking for and then some, is durable, and fits easily into my pocket. My only complaint is that some of the connectivity with Gir (iSync, Address Book, and BT cell modem) doesn't want to play, but after successfully testing this all with Cupcake (Kim's iBook) I'm pretty sure that the the problems will be resolved once I upgrade Gir to Leopard.

* I found out that Western Digital makes a 250 GB hard drive that I can shoehorn into Gir. He's currently running with a 160 GB drive and is cramped for space. That extra ~90 GB would be awfully nice...

* I want the missing piece of our new entertainment center to arrive, gorramit! It's the base piece so it can't be built without it, which means that the "new" TV sits on the living room floor and the DVD player, Wii, and PS2 are stuck in the front room until it arrives. That means not really enough space to play Guitar Hero with Kim, and definitely not enough space to play DDR!

* Never enough time, pt. 1: As bad as I've been about posting to LJ, I've been at least as bad about reading it. It's frustrating- for x quantity of time there's always 3x amount of stuff to get done, even after cutting out video games. Gah!

* Never enough time, pt. 2: As bad as I am about LJ, I'm much worse about OKCupid. It's a great site and I love the way it's set up, but lately I haven't had time to even check my messages there, let alone check out profiles and reply. Hmmmm... This will likely lead to a post on its own...

* Never enough time, pt. 3: The house cleaning seems to be slowing down. This is a Bad Thing. Granted, much of it is still stuff that depends on other things happening first (like the entertainment center), but I really need to somehow find the time to do more of the independent stuff, like cleaning the bathroom and making the Robot Lab into an operational workbench instead of just a place to stack stuff.

* Never enough time, pt. 4: My Ajax record has been beaten. This will not be permitted to stand, but right now it's sooooo far down the priority list! Ditto getting the record for T2 on an actual machine.

* Never enough time, pt. 5: Dragon*Con is in just a few weeks, and I've barely given any thought to con prep. I've contemplated "taking the year off" and not bleaching my hair or donning the cyberpunk costume, but I suspect that it wouldn't really feel like 'con if my head didn't feel like it was burning. :-)

* Never enough time, pt. 6: OMG browser tabs!! The deadly combination of the internet being full of interesting stuff and me having the attention span of a gnat results in me having an absurd number of browser tabs open at any given time. This is a real impediment to system performance, software updates, and my plan to upgrade to 10.5. My personal well-being is a little more closely intertwined with Gir's functioning than it probably ought to be, but having 3.8 GB of page files just for Safari can't be a good thing!


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Aug. 8th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
DC is only 20 days away...:)

Aug. 8th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Never enough time, pt. 2: As bad as I am about LJ, I'm much worse about OKCupid. It's a great site and I love the way it's set up, but lately I haven't had time to even check my messages there, let alone check out profiles and reply. Hmmmm... This will likely lead to a post on its own...

Speaking of... had to share this little bit of fun with you. I finally convinced my wife to set up her own OKCupid account, and she got sent her first three high-ranking "quiver" matches sent to her yesterday.

Me. You. femetal.

I cracked the hell up.

Okay, first, I said "OMG FOURSOMEZ Y/Y?" Then I cracked the hell up. LOL
Aug. 9th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
How cool is that? :-) What's her profile name?
Aug. 9th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
She's peachesnjasmin. Doesn't have a picture up yet because she's very picky and we don't have one of her she likes enough to consent to put up, but I'm working on that, too. :)
Aug. 21st, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm lurking on LJ today...

Sorry to hear about Kathye - that is tragic news indeed. Endeavor to make the time left the best days possible. On that note, I completely lost it (in a teary way) watching The Bucket List as I continually face growths on my body trying to kill me.

On a lighter note...I just had to say that if you stare at the Aqua-blue square on your screen for 5 minutes every day, the digital wavelength of colored light entering your optic centers of your brain will make you rich, and clean your Robot Lab for you. It really works! Read my testimonial!
Aug. 23rd, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: lurking
Thank you for the well wishes. It means a lot. I also worry about you! My grand scheme requires that you be alive and well for a very long time! So for the sake of the nascent machine empire which will rise up and crush the puny humans fluffy bunnies and kittens everywhere, please continue to take care of yourself to the extent that current medical technology permits, okay?

You should know though that if you start advocating homeopathy in a serious context I'll be forced to mail you a cluebat with instructions to apply it liberally to your pretty head. :-) Just sayin'.

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