Monday, January 29, 2007


Two Names You Go By:
1. Margaret
2. Maggie
Two Parts of Your Heritage:
1. Southern - everyone came over way long time ago
2. Southern - on both sides of the family
Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. My gray fleece jacket
2. My reading glasses
Two Things You Would Want in a Relationship:
1. Love
2. Laughter
Two of Your Favorite Hobbies:
1. Photography/Scrapping
2. Reading
Two Things You Want Really Badly At The Moment:
1. Sleep
2. Chocolate
Two pets you had/have:
1. Oscar
2. Jasmine
Two people you talked to today:
1. Mark
2. Janet
Two things you did last night:
1. Read forums
2. Played solitaire
Two people that live in your house:
1. Me
2. Mark
Two things you ate today:
1. You are going to make me confess my eclair, aren't you.
2. Diet Dr Pepper
Two people you miss:
1. My daddy
2. My sister, Mary
Two Things You’re doing tomorrow:
1. My Annual Review - oh what fun.
2. Meetings
Two vacations you’ve been on:
1. Utah/Colorado/New Mexico
2. Christmas in Marble Falls
Two Favorite Holidays:
1. Christmas
2. Thanksgiving
Two favorite Alcoholic beverages:
1. Margarita
2. Wine
Two bands you have seen live:
1. Ace in the Hole - George Strait's band
2. Alan Jackson and his band
Two things you will do after you finish this survey:
1. Pretend to do some work
2. Read the rest of the forums that I've missed so far.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Which Way Should It Roll????

The burning question of the century - should the toilet paper roll so that it feeds from the top or the bottom?

My personal preference is that it should roll from the top. To me, it's easier to grasp and pull. Also, if it's patterned toilet paper, rolling from the top allows the paper design to show.

Now, my mother thinks the opposite. She thinks it should roll from the bottom because the TP that hangs down is "out of the way".

At my house, it doesn't usually matter, though, because we seldom seem to have the toilet paper on the roller - more of a reach and grab from where it's sitting on top of the roll. Yes, we are lazy!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Blog Prompt Quiz

The answers to this are supposed to be one word - I failed!

This Moment: too early
Your Shoes: Favorite pair of New Balance running shoes
Craving: Breakfast
The State of Your Home: Mudpit (2 dogs - rain for 2 weeks, backyard one giant mudpit)
Annoyed By: weather
Noise In the Background: talking in breakroom, radio
Really Want To: go back to bed
Thinking about: work
Smelling: coffee
Favorite Product In Office Supply Aisle: post-its
Don't Ever Want To: watch someone in my family die again
Your Eye Color: hazel/green
The Weather: gray - cloudy, cool, windy with chance of rain AGAIN
Have Never Tried: hang gliding
Think Everyone Should Try: traveling
Last Vacation Destination: Utah
The Last Thing You Had to Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper
Your Bad Habit: too many to list
What You're Going To Do Now: work - get ready for teleconference

Monday, January 22, 2007

My Geekyness

I don't really like to go to the mall and shop. Clothes are not my thing - it's not fun to have to try on outfits. Nope, not for me.

But I can spend 2 hours in the computer store - easy! Yesterday, Mark and I went to Microcenter. They had compact flash cards on for a good price - 1GB for $20, 2GB for $30. I got one of each for my camera. No biggie - except finding where they were located.

I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted a rolling suticase for my personal laptop since I got the backpack for my camera equipment... kinda hard to wear 2 backpacks, especially when going through the airport - and I take both camera and laptop just about everywhere I travel. Anyway, first aisle I go down is the computer bag aisle. I spend 30-45 minutes looking at the pros and cons of the briefcase vs. shoulder bag vs. roller bags. I have to find one that will fit my 17" laptop which is bigger than the Mac 17" that everyone seems to size for (why I haven't been able to find a camera bag with a laptop slot big enough). I finally find one that's big enough for my laptops and peripherals but not so big I could pack for a 2 week stay. Manufacturers haven't realized that everyone who own a laptop isn't a road warrior that needs 5 changes of clothes, a hanging file cabinet crammed into a briefcase and a working desk built in. It's hard to find a computer bag that's not the size of most carryons, yet have enough room for the laptop plus the battery charger plus the cables plus the external hard drive - oh and room for a paperback for the airports. Finally, I find one I like and it's only $40 to boot. I love a bargain!!! Fortunately, Microcenter had the model laptop I have over in their computer section. So I drag the bag over there and proceed to stuff the laptop in to it to make sure it's going to fit. Fortunately, the salesman realized what I was doing and didn't think I was trying to steal the computer.

Ok, that piece of business done, I still have to find the CF cards. While wandering the store looking for them, we come upon the hard drives. Well, I have just about filled up the 80 GB external drive that we bought a couple of years ago to back up BOTH computers . And I now know the importance of backing up everything since I've lost some files that weren't backed up prior to the hard drive crash. And I want a backup of my EHD that I store my photos on since it's a traveling EHD. And the desktop still needs to be backed up!!! Mark and I begin discussing the pros and cons of buying an external drive and paying a little more or getting an internal and a housing for it. Looking around, I find a Buffalo 500gig external for $169 with rebate. Well, I'm not big on rebates, but that is cheaper than buying the $149 Seagate internal then spending another $40 on the case and pray that everything works when we put it together. So now, I have to remember to send in the rebate!

Now, all I need is something to store all my peripherals to my laptop - my laptop that I bought so I could work in the living room in front of the TV instead of the computer room - the same living room that is starting to look like a computer room with the printer, scanner, 2 EHDs - make that 3, all of the cables and cords and supplies. Now I need a rolling cart to put it all on, that if we ever do have company, I could roll the mess out of sight!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year - Same Resolutions

1. Lose weight - I've let it creep back on in the last year. This will be broken down into smaller steps - drink my water, journal my meals and begin exercising again.
2. Get organized - Jazz is slowly destroying all of my belongings by carrying them into the backyard and chewing on them - so I have to get things organized and out of her reach. I think this one will have to be one room at a time. We did make a start last week by getting half the garage cleaned out, but now we have to keep at it.

I think that's enough for one year.