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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

RIP Elisabeth Sladen


Right now I am incredibly sad and at a loss for words. Sarah Jane was my favorite Doctor Who companion, and I absolutely adored The Sarah Jane Adventures. I can't believe she is really gone.

I will probably be writing up a tribute of my own within the next couple of days, but for now...

Farewell, Sarah Jane Smith.

Rest in peace, Elisabeth Sladen.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Relay and Obi-Wan....

Howdy folks! I am writing this post from my "new" (as in, refurbished), computer, Obi-Wan! Yes, after many years, I finally got a new computer. Yoda has been good to me-he has lasted much longer than any normal computer would (in fact, he still is running, and can even get on the net, as I still am currently using dial up). He was my first computer when I started college-and although he has had a 'few' upgrades, he essentially remained the same in spirit. ;) There have been a few hiccups, and I am sure there will be many more. But it was time-Yoda could only handle Win98, and I really needed a computer that, at the very least, could handle XP. Even though Windows 7 is now the newest, greatest thing, I currently have XP running on this computer. Now I just need to find something faster than dial up. Rather than just getting high speed internet, I'm considering bundling some services, of which would mean I have to switch to digital phone, and switch my cable. (that would also entail either watching all of the 90% that I have stored in the dvr, or transferring it to tape or dvd.) So we'll see!

Next, really starts tomorrow (today? it is after midnight after all). Unfortunately, the weather is not looking good, so they may have to move to the rain site. I'm going to try to stay the whole time, but we'll see. Not being a driver, I might only stay until my team leaves, unless I can handle staying by myself the entire night. (not that it would be a super hard thing-but sometimes it's just nice to have your team around so you can give each other encouragement to keep going :)). It will also depend on how they set up the rain site. In any case, I will post updates through my Twitter account (see the sidebar) while I'm there. :)

Tomorrow we are having a fundraising bake sale (an internal one-staff only) during lunch. Last time I checked, we were only $25 away from our team goal of $1000. We've already surpassed our fundrasing from the last two years. I myself have raised more money this year than in previous years-I even reached my goal before the end of March (Thank you everyone-you are AWESOME!!!) :)

I'm really looking forward to Relay-here's hoping the weather predicitions will improve before tomorrow night!!! :)

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Lots and Lots of Walking...and Other Projects

Well then, I’m quite behind in my walk reporting...

February was quite the snowy month. In fact, I was able to walk more in January.
February breakdown:
02/01-02/05: 1.5 miles
02/06-02/12: 3 miles
02/13-02/19: 15.1 miles
02/20-02-26: 12 miles
Total: 31.6 miles

Actually, if it wasn’t for the fact that I was checking in on my friends’ cats, I might not have even walked that much! So much snow... (not that I’m complaining about snow in February. LOL) The 25th was an interesting day-I was watching the school closings to see if the Cleveland Hts/University Hts school district would be closed (the bus tends to be early when there are no kids), and I never saw Case in the listings. While on the bus, I decided to check Facebook, just for kicks-when I found out that the University had closed!!! Got into the library, turned right around and went home (special thanks to Robin-she gave me a lift so I wouldn’t have to wait for a bus. She is an excellent snow driver!) Snow days are much more enjoyable when you don’t have to go to work first. LOL. I did get a little exercise shoveling the driveway that afternoon. ;) (I still need to find exercises to do in the winter...in addition to shoveling snow.)

March was much better, walk wise:
03/01-03/05: 12.6 miles
03/06-03/12: 17 miles
03/13-03/19: 27 miles
03/20-03/26: 24 miles
03/27-03/31: 20 miles
Total: 100.6 miles

I’m getting closer to my normal monthly total. April is off to a slow start (thanks to some wild weather), but I think I will make up for it. Tomorrow Perseph and I are doing the March for Marfan, and next weekend is Relay for Life!! This year I met my fundraisng goal before the beginning of April-yay!!! (Thank you for all your contributions!) I’m working on knitting up headbands for our team like I did last year. :)

Marcon is coming in May-I’m hoping to make a petticoat for my Steampunk costume in time. I found a really nice pattern I’d like to try. I’m also planning on making a draw-string handbag for my costume. It turns out that there will be enough scrap material leftover from my petticoat to make one! I’m hoping to dig out my sewing machine on Holy Saturday and give at least the handbag a try. We’ll see!!! I also recently purchased some modeling clay for Steampunkery type accessories... ;)

In addition to the walks and Marcon, I also have to start thinking about what I’m going to grow on my back porch this year. :) Marigolds are always awesome, and I did really well with the Dusty Miller last year. Petunias have always done well for me too. The mini-sunflowers were really nice, as well as the seed geranium (best 69 cents I have ever spent on an outdoor plant) I’m hoping my lillies will pop up again, too. I have another hanging basket and window box, which I would like to grow something new in. Haven’t decided if I’m going to try to tackle vegetables in pots again this year. Maybe I’ll try with a different type of tomato plant than I had last year...

Speaking of plants, my cyclamens are about to enter their dormant cycle-the last bloom has faded, but most of the leaves are still green. Cyclamens are new to my indoor plant family-I will have to post a picture that I took when they were in full bloom. On a brighter note, my African Violets are blooming again!!! I’m so excited! If I can get the cyclamens to come back next year, it’ll be perfect because I will have at least one flowering houseplant throughout the year! ;)

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