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WHOA! Simmer down Google Reader!

I updated some of the tags on old posts (for back when I didn’t use to use tags), and seems that google reader got crazy with it, and reposted all those old posts again.  So much for that idea… 

Anyway, if you read me through google reader, sorry for that.  I had no idea that it would cause such craziness.

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Glee Season 2 Engrish Description

Saw this, and HAD to get a picture!  Click to enlarge – it’s worth it.  Did your school also have a choir fart?



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New Computer!

After my Dell computer decided to no longer recognize its charger, or the expensive replacement chargers I got (fun times, and apparently super common with Dell, ugh), I had to give up and admit that my 2.5 year old laptop needed replacement (I really did not plan on buying a replacement computer this soon, but should have guessed – I’ve had issues with my Dell from week 1).

After lots of research, I spent a small fortune on this Samsung computer (good thing I have that job starting up soon, huh?). Shipping a computer to DPO is not easy as no one wants to do it, but I got Amazon to ship it to Tracy, who then mailed it to me, and it just arrived last night (so yep, I got no sleep!).

I forgot how setting up a new computer is a bitch.  iTunes was specially painful because it would duplicate my songs, regardless of how many times I tried, and when I copied my playlist over, it would not find certain songs, even though it was in the same folder I had already added.

I just finished installing Windows Live Writer (the best blog software ever) so I could write this post – let’s see if everything gets posted correctly online…

First, here is old and new:

Both computers are on the large side (15.4”), because since I have a netbook and a tablet, I really don’t carry my laptop around, unless we’re moving, and when we do move, we don’t always have a TV (or DVD player!), so it’s a good way to watch movies and pass the time until we have everything in order (it really helped when we were stuck in temporary housing last year).  Said that, the Samsung is still much much thinner and lighter than the Dell:


Right now, I’m still transferring pictures over (good thing I invested in a USB cable that goes both ways so I can just drag and drop files from one computer to the other), and getting used to the new trackpad and settings, but hopefully I can get back to recapping our trip to Siquijor – I have a lot of underwater and waterfall pictures to share!


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Home sick

So this last weekend was meant to be spent diving, getting that 50th dive under my belt.  But instead I woke up sick, with a horrible sore throat and spent the day in bed.  Have I mentioned Karl is in the US during this week and I still had to walk Lily by myself in the rain while sick?  Fun times… 

I had briefly mentioned a while back that there was a family emergency – Karl’s dad fell off his bicycle, broke his skull and blood went into his brain.  Though he was in a coma at first, he has since woken up, remembered everyone – which the doctor had warned it might not happen – and though he talks like a drunk and needs help to walk, things like talking and moving were all things we didn’t even know whether it would be possible when he was still unconscious, so though it’s been a trying time, it was still a great relief.  Karl left to the US last Friday to spend time with his family, and returns on Saturday.

Anyway, walking Lily in the rain while sick is nothing compared to what Karl has gone through, but I’m a big baby when I’m sick so I can still whine about it if I want to, because it sucks.


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