Sunday, November 26, 2006


You can now officially call me an alumni of James Madison University! My diploma arrived in the mail this weekend. :) Now, all I have to do is spend a bunch of money to get it properly framed and display it to the world! I'm somewhat stoked!

Anyway, I ate too much Turkey on Thursday, put up the lights on 2 houses this weekend, and I've managed to acquire what feels like a sinus infection over night. What's up with me, eh? I guess it's a good thing I have to work tomorrow. I'll be forced to take it easy. :)

Not much else, I just wanted to let the world know that I have another title, now: College Graduate!

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Thursday, November 23, 2006


I made 2 sweet potato pies last night and I'm preparing a 20lb. turkey today. I've decided to skip breakfast to be sure that there is room for Turkeyday food in my belly when the time comes to eat it. :) The queen prepared 2 cherry, cream cheese pies for this feast and in about 2 hours, everything will be piled into the car and we'll all trek to the queen mother's house to feast upon the goodness. I'm looking forward to the food and enjoying the company of the queen's family. At least as much of it as I can stand, that is. At least I can eat turkey!

I'm a little light on sleep this morning because I had to get up early and prepare the big bird. I tried to go back to bed, but the little princesses don't understand the word "quiet". I also had to contend with the queen's inability to breathe and all the subsequent noise that her attempts created. The net result is that I'm a bit bleary-eyed at the moment. I'm sure the tryptophan induced coma will kick in some time in the middle of the afternoon and I'll do my best to fight it off. I need to be able to partake of the pies!!!

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Friday, November 17, 2006


The heat at work works properly! YAY!!! This makes me happy. It took them entirely too long to get it working correctly. Anyway, I'm no longer being baked when I go to work. :)

So Queen Karana asked me to prepare a list of what I want for Christmas and I figured you would get a kick out the shortness of the list, so here it is:

1) Palmone Treo 700p smartphone. My cell phone is getting pretty old and it time to replace it with a better option.

2) A gaming computer. I have the parts picked out, but it's a matter of getting permission from the Queen to dip into the royal treasury.

3) 2GB USB Thumb drive. Everyone wants to carry stuff around with them, don't they?

4) Various and sundry DVD Movies in wide-screen format.

5) Various and sundry books from the multitude of series I read these days.

I'm not going to list off all the movies or all the books because that would take entirely too long. :) Anyway, it's all done and you can amuse yourselves. :)

This post was brought to you by the letters, S, N, O, W, and the number 31.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Still Busted!

The heat at work is still busted even though they came yesterday afternoon and "fixed" it. It was 80+ degrees for nearly the entire day and for several hours, it was 85 degrees. If you know me, then you know that I overheat pretty easily. I'm suffering the lingering effects of overheating now in that I have a headache and feel wiped out! I sometimes get a queasy stomach and it definitely happened this time. Think Flu-like symptoms. I'll be OK once I've had a few hours to cool off.

Anyway, I have to go cook now, so I'll talk to you all later.

This post was brought to you by the letters P, O, R, K, C, H, O, P, S, and the number 4.

Monday, November 13, 2006


The Pink Princess is sniveling. I HATE sniveling. She wants to play the piano and that requires practice, but she hates to practice. The result is that she snivels and whines throughout the practice session, and consequently isn't trying very hard to get better. I'm conflicted about it. On one hand, I want to allow her to suck when she plays in front of people so she understands that it requires practice to get better at it. On the other hand, I have no desire to humiliate her. She has a recital on Saturday and she needs a great deal of work. I hope she pulls it together before then, but I'm not holding out much hope for it. Perhaps, I'm being too much of a pessimist.

Any Ideas? Anyone?

They finally fixed the heat in our office today. They started last week but couldn't finish because there was a part that was missing. The net result was that the office temp was 80+ on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and most of today. This was definitely NOT pleasant! At least the part is now installed and the heating systems seems to be working more correctly. We'll see what happens tomorrow, eh? :) I'd prefer it to be about 68 in the office, but that's me. :)

This post was brought to you by the letters S, J, F, G, and the number 6.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


It looks like the Queen is getting sick again. She's got her hacking cough and she's taken to sleeping while sitting up. That's somewhat depressing.

My promotion has been made permanent and a raise in pay has been granted. Things are going well with me on that front.

I haven't played much WoW in the last 2-3 weeks, but that's because I was in the throes of two book series. I've been reading the Belgariad series (5 books) and the Malloreon series (5 books), both by David and Leigh Eddings. The second one takes place just after the first one with the same characters. Please forgive me if I've been scarce lately. :)

I can start to catch up on WoW and blogging now that I just finished the books.

I'll go now and figure out what my next post will be about.

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