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--=-- Annette Joy REALLY likes pink. And can apparently feed herself in her sleep. She's wearing her new pink hoodie and also pinked out ... er picked out a matching t-shirt and sweatpants, all of which had to be LIGHT pink, not hot pink, not fuschia, not any other shade than that pale pastel pink. Can we say "Diva"?

writing bug

I definitely have the writing bug again. I am actively seeking out writing assignments. Well, somewhat passively, but getting lots of active responses. I can thank twitter for this :) Who knew. It's as addictive to me as IRC ever was and yet more interactive and informative. And now it's time to get ready for Joy's first gymnastics lesson.

News from around the Techno-sphere

I've been catching up on my technology RSS feed. Below are a few of the more interesting items that I have come across. A few of them are down right KEWL! 13 Free and Cheap Website Monitoring Services (from Mashable) Everyone seems to have their own website or blog nowadays. But do you want someone else to tell you your site is down? So what do you do? Corporate IT shops can install some fancy monitoring software suite that can track hundreds of types of software, servers, ports and hardware devices. That monitoring software also normally costs hundreds of thousands for dollars. Most likely, you want to monitor your website for free, or at least cheaply. Not surprisingly there are a wealth of free and cheap website monitoring services available. Just do a Google search for “free website monitor” and you will get plenty of services to look at. For most of the services, you only need an email address and the URL that you want to monitor. Of course, when it comes to free a

sk8tr girl with cell phone

Mozilla Labs » Blog Archive » Introducing Ubiquity

Mozilla Labs » Blog Archive » Introducing Ubiquity : "It Doesn’t Have to be This Way You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to. You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed. This familiar sequence is an awful lot of clicking, typing, searching, copying, and pasting in order to do a very simple task. And you haven’t even really sent a map or useful reviews—only links to them. This kind of clunky, time-consuming interaction is common on the Web. Mashups help in some cases but they are static, require Web development skills, and are largely site-centric rather than user-centric. It’s even worse on mobile devices, where limited capability and fidelity makes this onerous or nearly i

This is for Josh

How to Film Skateboarding from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit Filming Skateboarders to show others who have never seen this activity, can be difficult because of the speed and the turns and twists. With care, and a good camera you just might be able to film this sport to teach others how to skateboard. Steps Buy a video camera or camcorder a small Panasonic or Sony camcorder between $300 - $500, or a more expensive Sony VX1000. Make sure you buy a Mini DV camera and have a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port on your computer. Buy a fisheye lens for the camera. This will make the skateboarding look more professional and make the skater look better. Start filming. If you are using a mini DV make sure your tape is on SP mode for maximum quality. You might want to start by filming the stairs . A common successful angle is at 3ft from the bottom of the stairs, out of the passing way with you crouched down so camera almost touches the ground. Start recording when the skater is

my sleeping babies


because i haven't done one in a while

You Are an Eyebrow Piercing You are unique, quirky, and more than a little eccentric. You cultivate the weirder sides of your personality, and you don't mind sharing them. Ever since you were a kid, you've had strong opinions. You've never been like everyone else, and you're okay with that. And you've always been able to tell people exactly what you think - even when they don't want to hear it. You love to create, dream, imagine, and communicate. You live in your own universe. And unlike most people who live in their own little world, you're happy to invite anyone in! What Piercing Are You? |

do dogs have gender confusion?

We have a new dog, Buddy. He's an 8 yr old male. Zoe and he have been trying to decide which one is dominant. It's hilarious to watch, but now Zoe thinks she needs to hump Buddy.

How much for the doggy in the window?

Ok, so he wasn't in a window. He was at the pound. Or as they are called today, the spcaLA . We looked at some Chihuahua mixes at the Seal Beach Animal Shelter , but they didn't like Josh. Well, the one that I liked and that got along with Zoe didn't like Josh. We visited Buddy a few times at the spcaLA shelter, first me and Josh, then Joy, Zoe, me and Josh. We kind of did it backwards, but not our fault! They were incredibly busy, short-staffed, and hence a little disorganized. But anyway! I wish I had taken pictures of Zoe and Buddy's first introduction. They played really well together, and for an old man, he certainly can keep up with the young pup. The staff seemed fairly impressed at how well everyone, kids included, got along. And so, we brought him home.  Josh was a little disappointed that we didn't get the terrier mix that he wanted , but I think he's adjusted to life with Buddy, a much quieter and cuddlier dog than Zoe.  So if you think Jensen th


One of my new fave apps: Fonebook is used to transfer contacts from Facebook™ to Outlook®. If your phone then supports Outlook® synchronization you should be able to have your contacts photos on your phone when they call you! The only thing I don't like is if I have a better picture for the person already in my Outlook (2007) contacts. Fonebook replaces it or creates a duplicate. Annoying, but I am able to live with it. So far it's worked great and prompted me to make sure that I have the most updated info for my contacts. Now... is there something similar for LinkedIn ?

happy birthday nanner ... via dashboard

Aw sh!t you're kidding me! headline : woman kills man over cake daphne got me a cake that was supposed to say "Nanner 32" the bakery messed up. then she's bringing it to the bookclub and the guy in front of her slams on his brakes, she did the mom thing but didn't catch it in time. tabbie fixed the frosting as best she could :-) but OMFG it's chocolate and soooo good!


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Young Dr. Horrible

This is FREAKING HI-LARIOUS! Either that or I am more down than I thought. Off to look for more work and trying not to get distracted by random tweets of silliness.