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September 1, 2004

Behind the Scenes

Last week ESPN aired a two hour behind the scenes thing of how they put together SportsCenter. I'm just getting around to watching it now.

Both the director and the TD are chicks! Loving that! And they use a Deko for their graphics.

They're actually doing a pretty good job of explaining all the "TV speak." This is great. So much fun to watch the behind the scenes stuff!

Google Geekery

Thanks to Busy Mom I am now the proud owner of a gmail account! I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it, so for now I'm mostly just playing with it. So feel free to e-mail me there to test it out!

September 3, 2004

Worth Watching

Now this is a movie I want to see. It premieres September 12 at a film festival in Dallas, but hopefully it'll get wide distribution shortly after!

Another interesting read along the same subject lines.

September 5, 2004

A Useful Link

Forums for sidekick users are here. Lots of tips & tricks and other goodies that aren't on the t-mobile site. Exactly what I needed since my screen decided to become "zebra"ish and there's a number of different fixes explained in the forums. Horrah!

September 6, 2004

I Will Bring You Home

Though you are homeless
Though you're alone
I will be your home
Whatever's the matter
Whatever's been done

I will be your home
I will be your home
I will be your home

In this fearful fallen place
I will be your home
When time reaches fullness
When I move my hand
I will bring you home
Home to your own place
In a beautiful land

I will bring you home
I will bring you home
I will bring you home

From this fearful fallen place
I will bring you home
I will bring you home

by, Michael Card

Continue reading "I Will Bring You Home" »

September 7, 2004

Photo Note to Self

Upload mosquito pic to istock, shoot neck pain?

September 8, 2004

Commercial Lawyer Weirdness

I just saw the guy from the "Bye, Goff, and Rhode" commercials on a local ad here in RI. Very weird!

September 11, 2004

Hello All!

I just realized last night that I haven't posted anything here or at the photoblog for the past couple days. There's a good reason though... my parents are visiting! And we've been out and about doing stuff so I haven't really had time.

It's soooo nice having them here. I really like being able to get my daily hugs again and I just feel peaceful when they're here.

I've been taking tons of pictures (of course) and some of them even turned out! They're leaving tomorrow morning so I think I'll try to post pictures and such stuff then.

September 12, 2004


My parents just left for the Boston airport. And now I'm all alone again.

We had a really good time, did lots of stuff, talked a lot, but I really don't like the leaving part. Every little thing was making me cry last night because I knew what was coming.

I hate saying goodbye.

Photo Note

Just another note to myself...

upload waiting commuter to istock, foot with slip, some fruit ones, check if slots would work, boxes in apartment, dance ones, voting, Brown, quilt...

try to shoot neck pain, obesity, poker/cards, fabric, floss

September 15, 2004

3:30 in the Morning

Well, it's 3:30 in the morning and I'm about to head for work.

Yep, you guessed it. I'm working the morning show today. I actually managed to sleep about 4 hours last night which was more than I was expecting, but it'll still be a very long morning!

On the bright side, my very first dance class is tonight! Yay! I'm going to try to sleep after I'm done with work around 1 this afternoon so I don't fall asleep later and miss dance. That would be bad!

I'm Off!

I'm just about headed out the door towards my first dance class in almost a year. Yay! Woot! Yippee!

I'm just hoping it's good, I really need something to do with myself besides just work!

September 16, 2004

A Dancing Note

Hornpipe (I think, double check that)

(r)hop-front down, (l)hop-back down, (r)roll back 1 2 3 4
(r)hop-front down, (l)hop-back down, (r)roll back 1 2 3 4
(r)hop-front down, (l)hop-back down, (r)roll back 1 2 3 4
(r)hop-front, (r)hop-back down, (l)roll back 1 2 3 4

repeat on left

Reel, or jig, don't remember which

(r)hop-front, hop-back, hop-front, hop-back
(r)step, (l)step
(r)hop-front, heel down, (l)step behind heel
switch feet, switch feet
(r)back 2 3
(l)back 2 3
(r)back 2 3

repeat on left

Because I keep looking for this bit of info I'm posting it here: Reels are in 2/4 or 4/4 time; slipjigs are in 9/8 time and are more or less unique to Irish music; hornpipes can be in 2/4 or 4/4 time; and jigs are in 6/8 time.

September 17, 2004

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Just in case there's anyone out there that hasn't gotten the offer...

I have 5 gmail invites. Who wants 'em?

September 19, 2004

IE Help Requested!

You know the little line of info down at the bottom of an internet explorer window? It shows the little progress line when it's loading a new page. If you hover over a link the address shows up down there.

Yeah, that thing.

Mine has dissappeared. I have no idea where it went and I can't figure out how to get it to come back. Argh! Anyone know what I did to it? Or how to fix it?

Could Someone Remind me of the Date Today?

There hasn't been some sort of time warp that took us back to July 4th has there?

I didn't think so.

So why have there been fireworks going off outisde for the past half an hour or so? It's irritating and I wish it would stop!

And One More Thing...

When are they going to get around to fixing blogrolling? And no I'm not complaining about something that I got for free. I paid for it! Because I think it's a very valuable service!

I feel all lost when I'm on my portal page, don't know who's updated, where I should be going. I don't recall it ever being broken for this long when someone else was in charge... just saying.

September 20, 2004


I don't wanna be at work right now!

It's absolutely beautiful outside and I'm stuck at work with nothing to do. There are no clouds, its warm and sunny, but not hot at all, just a few degrees cooler and it would be Suni's Perfect Weathertm.

That's all, just had to get a little whining out of my system.

Now That's Interesting

Just putsing around on-line waiting for something to do at work and I came across a refrence to this in the comments over at the Command Post. Apparently this isn't the first time that Dan has made up news to serve his own beliefs!

September 21, 2004

Well, That Answers That

Last night during the open for the 10pm show I had my first experience with why a certain piece of broadcast equipment is nicknamed the "Collapso".

During the open for the 10, which is an hour long, the thing decided to quit working properly. Downstream, analog stuff worked fine, but the buttons were lagging behind my punches. So I just kinda had to hit buttons and know that I hit the right ones. It was an interesting hour to say the least!


It would appear that blogrolling is finally up and running again. Horrah! Now I know where to go!

Oh, and there's a little fuzzy bunny sleeping on my tummy. Such sweetness!

My First Time

While on my dinner break I was hastled for taking pictures for the first time ever. I've taken pictures in lots of places and I've never had anyone yell at me about it before. I've had people tell me politely that it isn't allowed, at which point I put away my camera and say "ok, no problem." But this was something else entirely. And I know that people have had much worse experiences than what happened to me!

I have a couple burned out lights at home, so I decided to go over to Sprawl-Mart and get some new light bulbs and a couple other little household things I needed. I saw a display of pumpkins for kids to put candy in while trick-or-treating and I thought they looked cool. So I stopped and pulled out my camera. There was a "team member" nearby and he told me (nicely mind you) that photographs weren't allowed. "ok, no problem" and I put away my camera. I figured that was the end of it.


5 or 10 minutes later I was browsing the book section when a manager type came up and very rudely and loudly, I think she was just one notch short of actual yelling, said "you can't take pictures in here." Needless to say I was quite surprised by this. I thought I had already had this conversation and it was done and no problems. I said "I wasn't."

Again, she almost yelled at me "Well, someone said you were taking pictures."

"No, I wasn't. I took out my camera, was told within a few seconds that pictures weren't allowed, and I put it away. That's it."

More almost yelling, "You can't take pictures in here."

"I wasn't."

I kinda turned my body away from her a little at this point because she didn't seem to be understanding me and I wanted her to go away.

She got off one last shot, "Well, you can't!"

"Whatever" escaped from my mouth, but she either didn't hear me or decided to ignore me.

I just stood there for a little bit, I think because I didn't really believe that what had just happened had really happened. I thought about just buying my stuff and leaving, but then decided that I was going to make a point instead. So... walked to the front and found another manager type, asked if she was a manager, "of the front end". OK. "I just wanted you to know that I was going to buy this here tonight, but I don't appreciate the way in which I have been treated, so now I'm not."

She wanted to know what had happened, and I explained to her and she appologized. She was actually very nice and understanding, so that at least was one positive note for the evening. I ended up walking out light bulb-less, but feeling good about how I handled myself.

Once I got back to work I went and looked up The Photographer's Right just to make sure I had it in my head what my actual rights are. Turns out I was completely right in how I handled it and if that manager had gone just one step further they would have been violating my rights. That was what I had thought, but I just wanted to make sure. So that was my adventure for the evening!

September 22, 2004

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You!


Yep, that's right. I said it. The third annual Blogger Boobie-Thon is coming up! Festivities kick off October 1st and run through the 10th. Money raised will be going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Lisa has more specifics.

September 23, 2004

A Thought

I've been really enjoying the various photomemes lately and I had an idea for one myself. No one steal it please ok?

I've been getting A Word A Day for some time now and it occured to me that maybe that could be extended into a picture a day or something similar. Taking the word that comes in my e-mail each day and posting it as a jumping off point for the day's photo.

I'm kinda liking the idea and I think I just might have to do something with it. Although I'm not sure if all of the AWAD words would work as pictures. But it'd be something worth trying I think. I just may need to register a domain and see what I can come up with...

That Time of Year

Yesterday morning the parental units left on their annual Asia trip. It's the one that involves travel to places that can't really be talked about publicly. So I'll just ask for prayers.

September 24, 2004


Bird rescue near Milwaukee C.A.R.E.

Bunny Vet: Dr. Daniel Cardosa - Big River Vet Clinic, West Greenwich, RI (401)397-8777

piano store in North Providence

September 25, 2004

Well Isn't That Special

2. Dan Black Belt

The path that lies behind you is now longer than the path that lies ahead. But, the path ahead as a MT-Ka is a narrower road, one that is harder to walk. By now, you are probably aware of your limitations, and you strive daily to become better.

Take the MT-Do test

Found at Busy Mom's

September 26, 2004


After 24 weeks, I have now lost 30 pounds. Horrah! That also means I'm just two and a half pounds away from being back under 200. I am making progress!

September 27, 2004

Bobbie-Thon Update

Just in case anyone has been living under a rock... another hurricane hit Florida so the start of the Bobbie Thon may be delayed. Nothing for sure yet, so make sure to check in with the organizer types to see what's up.

The Long List

It's just 200 things... the one's I've done are bolded.

Found near a Big Pink Cookie

Continue reading "The Long List" »

Photo Note to Self

Upload: algae, swan, rooster

Shoot: ASL alphabet, numbers (against white), other signs

And yes I know I haven't done any photo-memes for a week. No good reason, I've got stuff shot for most of them. Just haven't posted anything. I know, I'm weird.

Election Predictions

I'm sticking this link in here because I keep having to google it and it takes me forever to find the silly thing.

electoral vote predictor

September 29, 2004

Television Warm Fuzzies

I am loving the hp photography commercials Just wanted to share that little bit of information with everybody!

Have I Mentioned I'm a Dork?

I've been trying to be better about uploading pictures to istockphoto lately. It's not like I get a lot of money off it ($5.15 so far!) but it's just kinda fun to know that someone thinks my work is good enough to buy and use for professional stuff. Even if it's not a lot of money, it's still a really good feeling. The last 6 uploads are always on the front page of the member section of the website, but uploads cycle through so fast that I've never seen one of my own up there. I just happened to noticed that the # for one of my pumpkin shots was coming up so I started refreshing the front page. (obsessive compulsive much?) And I just couldn't resist doing a screen grab while it was sitting there on the front page

(click for readable, as if you couldn't figure that out yourself)

September 30, 2004

It's a Television Kind of Night

I'm watching Survivor at the moment, but as soon as that's over I'm thinking I'm going to go participate in the Command Post debate chat. Or at least watch everyone else go at it! Should be some good conversations going on over there tonight.

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