Surprise weekend blog!

Surprise weekend blog!

Today, I went to Body Pump for the first time in over 2 years. I felt I needed to add another dimension to my workouts. I am in pain. My legs are still weak. But I’m glad I went.

The rest of the day we spent doing light tidying/laundry and playing Asheron’s Call. I killed off Brique the mule (after almost 2 years of service — have to redo Dierdre’s page now) and began a sword character — Dierdre the Blade. I wasn’t feeling very creative when it came to naming her. David rolled a new mage (Prodigy of Pain — cute!) and together we hunted until we reached level 20. With buffbots and high-xp critters roaming the land, it’s easier than it sounds.

So now I have a mage who’s almost 100, an archer who’s almost 60, and a melee in her 20s. A good mix of characters that should allow me to do lots of quests, if’n I want to.

Max rooted my glasses from my desk and chewed on them again. One of the earpieces is gone. I think I’m going to have to get new frames. I’m not terribly bummed, though, since I’m not fond of the ones I have now anyway.

It’s now 8:00, David’s a-snooze on the sofa. I wanted to go to Coffee Works and hear some music at 8:30, but I don’t think that’s happening. He doesn’t like coffee. So I’ll let him slumber, and will maybe head there myself.

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Late afternoon blog

Late afternoon blog
The power was out at South Jersey’s Best newspaper when I arrived this morning. The backup generator was up, but only powered up the more important sections. Like the newsroom. So after an hour of scrounging around the newsroom trying to find a computer that had the programs I needed, I bagged it in and came home. Oh don’t get excited — I worked from home! Nice benefit. Boss called twice just to make sure I wasn’t snoozing or playing Asheron’s Call. I heard the power came back at 1:55 am. Being that my quitting time was 2 pm, I think this blackout was tailor-made for me!

Mood: Joyful
Wt: 143.8. Moving down again. That’s a good thing!
Work docket: I checked the site, did Hot Properties, updated the bar page, and started thinking about how to design a millionaire contest site for C-P.
Lunch: David made me a hamburger on the Foreman.
Evening: Going out to dinner w/David, Mom, and John.

And now, the Friday Five…celebrating it’s Second Anniversary!

1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?

Love the Dave Matthews Band. There is a song for every mood I have.

2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?

Barbra Striesand. Annoying, shrill, overbearing voice. Annoying, shrill, overbearing woman who THINKS she knows about everything and doesn’t understand that her job is to entertain, not to moralize. Have you seen what she charges for her concerts? What a snobby b!tch!!!

3. If your favorite singer wasn’t in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?

I don’t know Dave Matthews as a person. I suspect he’s a bit too hippy/granola for my tastes.

4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?

I think the idea of “Best Show” varies on the age you were when you see the concert. At 31, I think the Dave Matthews Band puts on a great show because they play their own music, live, and change their setlists nightly. BUT, when I was 19, I went to the New Kids on the Block concert, and thought it was fabulous because of the fireworks, choreography, and predictablilty.

5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?

THIS is a fluffy Friday Five question?

Let’s put it this way. I like Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. I’m not about to spent $15.00 or more for Barry’s Greatest Hits CD. I think it’s not the Internet that is killing the record industry, it’s their failure to release singles at affordable prices. Cassette singles were fantastic. CD singles were more expensive, so I didn’t buy them. RIAA – LET ME BUY SONGS INDIVIDUALLY! I love the Apple iTunes system. I’d gladly pay 99 cents for Copacabana. I’m not going to buy Britney Spears’ CD for the one song that i like. I will buy ANY CD from bands/artists that I like. I even preorder CDs.

That said, I hate the RIAA for what they’re doing — criminalizing common people. Am I at fault when I lend someone a book or a magazine? According to the RIAA I am. Wanna stop this insane madness? Go here and sign the petition, or contribute. I’m going to.

Oooo that question pissed me off. Need dinner.

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September 18, 2003 – afternoon


T’will be nice to get back to my boring little world of weight-loss, online games, demonic pets, and the road to self-actualization. Ok. Now off to the gym before Isabel’s wrath hits.

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September 17, 2003

Couldn’t blog during lunch either yesterday — folks here the whole time, and I think I had 10 minutes tops to swallow my food before I was being barraged w/questions. We met with our Financial Advisor at 2:30. He spoke of W2s and W4s, but when I asked him if there was a W3, he laughed and had no idea. Apparently, he said, I’m the first person in 15 years who has asked him that question.

Quiet AC-free night. Max (the Yorkshire Terror — credit to David for that) and I sacked out on the soul-sucking nap chair and slipped into and out of slumber all night.

I think my ear infection’s coming back. Ear hurts when I swallow. Must call the doc.

Congratulations to Clark, who is now an Assistant Managing Editor. Clark, as you’ll remember, did his self portrait in blood. He’s now in charge of all artwork in the paper. Chew on that. :)

Mood: Happy
Weight: was 144 yesterday. Will weigh again on Friday.
Work docket: Doing online mall now, update hurricane page, hand page from yesterday, and figure out how to move recipes into a better database.
Lunch: Saladworks
Afternoon: Unknown — may have Dr. Appointment. If not, going to update LGN to get rid of gloomy 9/11 atmosphere.
Evening: Yoga at 7:30.
Non-blog-able worries: Results back tomorrow. I’m certain things will come back ok, and we’ll be able to put these worries to bed for good. Cryptic, aren’t I? 😉

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