Ah, the blue tooth headset is snugly in my ear. It was hiding at the bottom of a box of junk in my closet. How it got there, I'll never know. I'm just glad I found it.

The DVD player is on the fritz still. I got it to play video, but no sound. I've had that problem before, but usually it will work itself out. Anyway, it's time for a new DVD player. Today is Shawn's birthday, so he can pick it out. :)

We're going to an off-Broadway play tonight, then dinner to celebrate. Two years ago I was planning him a big, kid-themed 30th birthday party. This year will be much more laid back. I'm sure he's wishing it would be with more than just me, but whaddya gonna do? Here's what we're going to see: My First Time.

Ugh - I just got forgotten myself. I was supposed to be in a conference call with work - and just yesterday I was told "we'll always call you - no need to call us." Well, they didn't call me. I feel like leaving. I may take a walk to calm down.

Happy Birthday Shawn. ~M.


My Bluetooth headset for my phone - without it, my conference calls are a nightmare (I have to hold a hot cell phone to my head for more than an hour, sometimes two)... plus I am going crazy - where could it be. I intentionally left it here so as not to lose it during travels to DC and OK... But it's not where it should be, and I can't figure out where I would have moved it. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't have moved it and that I did not. But where is it???

My DVD player - I know where it is, but it's broken. We tried to pop in "Barefoot in the Park" last night (we've finally signed onto a Blockbuster mail-in movie thing) and it didn't work. We tried another DVD, and just horrible noises coming from the player. We watched a DVD last Thursday, just before we left for OK - and it worked fine. WHAT happened? Who knows? All I know is I need to buy another DVD player...

My mind... so many details, so many thank you notes, so many invitations to create and address. PLUS work and all that entails. Right now I'm waiting for a 17MB file to download from the shared drive... Someday I'll teach people to compress their PowerPoints - not just to make my life easier... I'm such a gretch.

Our friend Coretta did a test cake for us - it's SO gorgeous. I don't want to ruin the surprise BUT I do want to post the image and compare the difference between Beth's and my "test" cake. HA!

Captain Cranky

Using a tutorial, I made this comic-book effect. I kinda like it. I'm practicing because I might do something like this for say the wedding rehearsal - or the bridal shower or something in my final "wedding book" that I'm planning to create using Although I'm sure I'll make MANY books with that site. What fun!


Starbucks/Walmart States

Starbucks/Walmart update

Came across this in a blog I read (not the one linked, which is the original source).

Two posts in one day, but this is too good. It cracked me up... ~Mari.

wikiHow: How to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

How to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup - wikiHow

One of the things on my iGoogle page is the "how-to of the day" and this is one of today's. (There are actually about three that come up during the day, rotating the oldest ones off)

It reminded me of one of my experiences with Shawn's family - we were eating our first Thanksgiving dinner together. I laughed a LOT! There's no getting away from it - it's in EVERYTHING.

Except diet coke... Slurp!


PRWeek: Femmes on the Web

Teen girls outnumber boys as creators of Web content - PRWeek US

I guess teenage girls spend their time dishing about others - and tearing each other down. And boys are busy...playing games online?

Who knows. I just found it interesting.


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