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Old biddy

August 16, 2013

old trainersI was waiting for a bus on Sunset Blvd, in Hollywood, when a homeless guy called me an “old biddy” along with less polite/incomprehensible stuff — I’m thinking it was the outdated trainers…or maybe the little shopping cart. LOL


Reproduction Redoux

May 28, 2012

It turns out I’ll have to get a copier/printer/scanner after all. I spent the last week chasing all over town after documents, and a place to copy them, to make the deadline for an aid application. Who knew this would amount to so many hours dashing around?

Also, it seems I can’t find anyone who will hire me in my “as-is” condition, I’m going to give marketing myself another go. I’m thinking Kindle singles or short stories…along with *everyone* else on the ‘net. Just no stopping the fun!

Getting Marginalized, one day at a time

March 3, 2012

Crazy as it sounds, there can be peace in having less. It narrows your focus, and gives you less to worry about. Keeping up with the Joneses? No problem, when you don’t even have the option of keeping up with their cat.

I spent part of my time yesterday closing a Money Market savings account, and converting to a “regular” savings account, to avoid having to pay $10/month for the privilege of getting exactly the same amount of interest paid on the balance. Win for me, no problem and efficiently done by my Credit Union.

One less of my few worries, sorted. Yay, me!

What’s your latest “lightening up” activity, and how did it make you feel?


November 29, 2011

Why is it that behaviour that pissed us off in high school is something we emulate as adults?

Case in point: those kids who were *so* not in the In-Crowd — nerds, geeks, freaks — are the quickest to imitate the “cliques” they were excluded from. Only the out crowd names get changed. From “geek”, “freak” and “nerd” to “mundane”, “suits” and “normals”. [And now “muggles”]

Don’t know why, but it seems like a good idea

July 13, 2011

So, thanks to a friend, I’m over at Google +, testing the waters. Just that I can control who sees what is a plus over Facebook…I’m so tired of having folks I didn’t talk to about my politics/religion/whatever coming back at me, when there was a reason I hadn’t brought it up with them! Got some good features, and I’m hoping it’s going to be great, once more join the party.

Do you think it’s a good idea that Google+ takes on Facebook?

New member of the family…

December 13, 2010

My oldest nephew and his wife just had a baby boy, named Jayden…this makes *three* Jaydens I know of now, among family and friends. Must be a very popular name, but I wonder what the nicknames will be. “Jay” is the only one that occurs to me, but I can’t see my new great nephew being called that, though, as his half-brother is named Jayce. Families — what a wonder.

I think of him as my internet nephew — I reconnected with my nephew Rob and met his wife Noelle on Facebook, after nagging my brother to get a Facebook account. Through that, I also got to see my niece’s daughter for the first time, for all she’s 18 now.

All I need to do now is get my WoW-obsessed sister to get on Facebook, so I can see *her* kids.

Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s off to work I go…

December 8, 2010

in a couple of months anyway. I’ve just gulped and plunked down the cash for a new computer. It’s a Toshiba Satellite (thanks, Shawn, for the reccy!) and fully capable of the tasks to be put to it. Now, after three days, I’m starting to look at what else the new beast will need…full MS Office, Photoshop…?

I already know what other hardware I’ll need, and I’m hoping to get most of it secondhand (to be replaced as I start to earn some dosh). Light table, at least one external hard drive and possibly two, a printer/copier, a scanner…lots of stuff for a biz I think will be useful and attractive to people — archiving family histories from photos and documents. More later as I hash it all out. Wish me luck!