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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

more on the laptop

Hmmm… today was uneventful. Just got done testing the battery that does exist on the laptop – went about an hour. That will have to do for now since it is going to be a huge effort to procure a new battery that won’t break the bank. Fry’s might have good deals on computer parts but they make up for it on the batteries. They were even more expensive than inCompetentUSA, which was a shock to me. Right now if I can get a USB to RJ45 converter I will be set. I am pretty sure I already have the monster network cable to do this. Other than that, the format and 2000 install was success.

Now I need motivation to get Gallery running. I will have incoming photos soon and I need an easy, clean way to get those up. This is the current plan.

posted by Amy at 1:42 am  

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

google humor

I stole this from the Bunny because it is too good and she is right – everyone should see this before it gets ripped down.

1) Go to www.Google.com

2) Type in “weapons of mass destruction” (DON’T hit return)

3) Hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button, NOT the “Google search”

4) Read the “error message” carefully.

posted by Amy at 12:26 am  

Monday, April 26, 2004

all mine

Well, it is official – the laptop is mine. Let the formatting begin!

Gotta love Compaq and all of their crap that you have to deal with. I remember working on an old computer of my dad’s. I had to actually dig around on the internet to figure out how to get to the bios. Right now the screen on the thing looks a little funny but the install it is just not getting under way. Good thing – it does fit in the laptop sleeve that came with my messenger bag

posted by Amy at 11:56 pm  

Thursday, April 22, 2004

bad cat mom

I am so mean to my fat, black kitty. I am a horrible mother to want her to quit licking herself to the point she is making the skin raw. It is evil of me to make her wear the e-collar. Even worse, I gave her a bath to get her all clean, including the area that she was licking, which was looking quite bad. The final knife in her back was the neosporin that I applied to the affected area. I am a bad cat mom.

Well, this is what she thinks… at least according to all the wailing she was doing.

posted by Amy at 11:52 pm  

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

bumper sticker

Today on my driving burden to bear trek into Dallas I saw a bumper sticker that said “Bankrupted by BEANIES.” All I could really see at first was the word “beanies”… the rest of the type was too small to read while driving behind the guy. I decided to pass him (he was driving too slow anyway) and that was when I saw the rest of it. First, someone actually thought that was a cute bumper sticker. They liked it. One would assume that if they did not like it they would have not peeled off its backing and caused it to adhere to their bumper. Second, it was a guy driving the car. Maybe he is in touch with his feminine side. Maybe his wife or child put it on there. I only know that if someone was about to put that kind of trash on a car that I might at some point be driving I would be making a serious protest, and try to prevent that from happening. Lastly, if said crap did find its way to the bumper of said car I would be looking like hell for ways to get it off. I know I saw something somewhere about amonia or some solution that you can make and spray on bumper stickers. You let it sit for a few minutes and it comes right off with no scraping or effort of any kind.

All that beanie crap ranks right up there with those websites that have the country looking dolls and nonsense on them. Ugh.

posted by Amy at 6:50 pm  

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

xml reader

In a search for an xml reader last night I came across this nifty little program. I am not sure if you can do a site feed in something like Outlook Express but that is only because I have not tried it.

I am also testing out the footnote script from bluishorange. I thought it was cool.

posted by Amy at 11:35 am  

Monday, April 19, 2004

ephedrine ban

Saturday I tried to go buy some of my diet supplements, which just happen to contain ephedrine, and was told that there was now an official ban on the stuff. Shit. Just because a few dumb teenagers take too much of the stuff and die, and some over zealous parental groups make it their main cause for existence, the FDA pulls it from the market. The stuff has been around for a long time, and it works. I hate to say it but the stuff without it just does not do the job. I took it straight during the latter part of high school (I guess those drill team girls were a bad influence after all). Why now… after all these years, why now? Not to mention, those people who took too much and died – haven’t they heard of natural selection? Sometimes it is good to thin the herd. I don’t mean to sound callous but I am without something that I want, and now can’t have, and I am a little bitter. The damn FDA needs to get out of my medicine cabinet.

Given enough time I am sure someone will find a way around it… through the internet of course.

posted by Amy at 7:48 pm  

Thursday, April 15, 2004

the microfilm is in the cookie jar

I talked to my sister yesterday and brought up the subject of my taxes, and that they are not done. She told me to come by and drop off my stuff in an envelope that she had left for me under the mat on the porch. Ok… that is cool. I go to my dentist appointment this morning (woke up just in time to leave) and then come back home and look for all of the tax junk. Found most of it, but not all of it. I head out and stop off to make the deposit. I called her after I left and told her that the microfilm was in the cookie jar. She thought that was funny. I do have my clever moments.

Talked to the sister again later. First she told me I was going to owe. Talked to her again after that and she said she had miscalculated and that I was getting money back. Very cool.

On top of finding out I will get money back I found my Reservoir Dogs dvd. I had bought two some time last year, not intentionally getting one for me (it was a gift and I thought that one might have more on it than the other… the packaging was different) but decided to keep it since I had heard so many good things about it. It has been missing and I thought that the person who got the other one also got this one for some reason. Now I can finally see what people are talking about.

posted by Amy at 10:41 pm  

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

hump day

Just because a place sells iced tea doesn’t mean that it has to be FRESH BREWED iced tea. This should be something that is expected, kind of like fresh letuce (that was brown). I guess they are bargaining on you not looking under the bun. On the tea – it was instant. Blech. Memories of the junior high school cafeteria are coming back to be. The barely-food food, the smelly, dirty kids that would stand to close behind me in the line (for which I have issues with this to this day) and the instant tea. I had never had the stuff before then. Everyone else managed to get me spoiled on the real thing. It was inferior tea but I drank it anyway because that was all there was. I don’t know what’s worse – the crappy tea or the brown lettuce… or the suffering that will happen tonight.

On a cleaner subject, the United States of Leland was good… slightly predictable but good.

I haven’t done my taxes yet. Oops.

posted by Amy at 3:23 pm  

Tuesday, April 13, 2004


I think I am going to see The United States of Leland tonight at the Magnolia, 9:50 show, if anyone wants to join me.

posted by Amy at 3:23 pm  
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