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Friday, December 28, 2001   First Night International
 
Thursday, December 27, 2001   Want to be published in The Girls’ Book of Love
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2001   Christmas (Boxing Day)
 
Tuesday, December 25, 2001   Merry Christmas!
 
Monday, December 24, 2001   Bob the Builder & Painter Wendy
 
Sunday, December 23, 2001   Rowing...

Wassuuppp?!
 

Saturday, December 22, 2001   Osama got run over by a reindeer
 
Friday, December 21, 2001   The Geminids Meteor Shower
 
Thursday, December 20, 2001   .PS.(3).
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2001   Secret Santa makes NYC's season bright
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2001   this is an experiment
 
Monday, December 17, 2001   Watch Out Santa!
 
Sunday, December 16, 2001   9/11 Bracelets
 
Saturday, December 15, 2001   A Full Moon On Christmas?
 
Friday, December 14, 2001   The BraBall
 
Thursday, December 13, 2001   Holiday Ideas
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2001   Genetically Modified Food Facts
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2001   Well, I got out of my self-centered funk for a moment to think about the thousands of lives that were irrevocably changed 3 months ago.  I didn't want to muse too much because then I would have started crying a lot.  And, back into a migraine....
 
Monday, December 10, 2001   Feeling a little better...  Excedrin only today.
 
Sunday, December 9, 2001   Still no Christmas Tree for us....

I had to do an Imitrex injection.  Oowwwwie!
 

Saturday, December 8, 2001   Emergency visit to my chiropractor.  FIX ME!!!!!
 
Friday, December 7, 2001   Haven't I suffered enough......?
 
Thursday, December 6, 2001   Panoramic World View from Space Station
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2001   Wow, I just cannot shake this migraine.   And, today it is getting so much worse!!!!!   Owwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2001   As you might have guessed from all of my previous short entries, I'm still quite caught up in Dark Age of Camelot.  They did a major patch today and changed bunches of stuff (that's descriptive, aye?). 
 
Monday, December 3, 2001   maura dot com
 
Sunday, December 2, 2001   noah grey
 
Saturday, December 1, 2001   Mutability - a personal website
 
Friday, November 30, 2001   Santa's Website
 
Thursday, November 29, 2001   Flash movies : Mad Donna
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2001   The Internet Archive: Building an 'Internet Library'
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2001   SOFIA Kid's Page - Welcome!
 
Monday, November 26, 2001   LIVE: Times Square Cam
 
Sunday, November 25, 2001   I have officially turned into a gaming geek.  It's not a fluke.  I played the game again today for hours...  Galahad & I switched off, although now, I'm wondering if I can run it on 2 PC's simultaneously and how much that might cost.

I bet you're wondering which game.  It's Dark Age of Camelot, an online role-playing game.  Sounds silly & weird, huh?  Somehow, there's lots of fun mixed in also.  Plus, it's nice to "see" my brother online.

Gaming --- it's not just for geeks anymore.  Or, I'm deep in denial and a complete GEEK!  Maybe I haven't quite crossed the line fully.  I haven't joined a guild in the game.  They have real-life websites, etc. for those.  Some people must really pour hundreds of hours into learning this whole culture.

By the way, I'm a Level 6 Blademaster!  Sounds way cool, aye?
 

Saturday, November 24, 2001   My brother in Seattle invited Galahad to play some online game that kind of sounded a little silly or weird to me.  I installed it and helped get him all set up.  I even ended up listening to my brother's tutorial on the phone for 2 hours.  And, sad to say, now I'm hooked. 
 
Friday, November 23, 2001   some helpful holiday links, especially for those whose pockets may not be as full as they might like...

Get Organized for Christmas

Frugal Moms : Gifts to Make

Home-Made Christmas Gifts

Frugal Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Christmas! ...Frugal Living

A Simple Holiday to You
 

Thursday, November 22, 2001   Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2001   Ying Yang Five Elements Basic Relationship
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2001   Christmas in Australia - A summary

Koala's Christmas Pages
 

Monday, November 19, 2001   Leap4Fun - 4th Grade Interactive Practice Leap Exam

Get Organized!
 

Sunday, November 18, 2001   The combination of my chiropractic visit, more meds, and some sleep has helped so far.  I did wake up several times last night, so it wasn't quite a good night's sleep.  The good side of that is that I was awake to watch part of the Leonid Meteor shower.  Trés cool!
 
Saturday, November 17, 2001   OMG!  Blistering migraine from visiting the mall!  It will be a LONG time before I do that again.  None of my medications worked.  I had to pay an emergency visit to my chiropractor, also (thanks, Doc!). 
 
Friday, November 16, 2001   Find out how well you'll be able to see the Leonid Meteor shower this weekend using this tool.

The Moonlit Road

Eveline Frings
 

Thursday, November 15, 2001   Tackling Hunger
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2001   Astronomy Picture Of the Day

The Implicit Association Test
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2001   In Pursuit of Tea

Peruvian Coffee
 

Monday, November 12, 2001   Way too many emails waiting for me when I got back!

Language Translation
 

Sunday, November 11, 2001   Day Four:

We opted not to go to a park today but rather visit the birds at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, for which Galahad is an adoptive parent.

Then, off to lunch at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  We had been told that it's a great place to stay but the prices were a little too high for my taste.  So, we enjoyed the facilities without having to pay much for them, only an overpriced lunch.  This really is a fabulous place.  The animals are taught to graze right near the scenic overlooks built into the hotel.  One of the guides there, a young Kenyan man, explained to us that all of these animals were born into captivity.  If it's true, then these animals must be happier than where they were previously living --- in a cage.
 

Saturday, November 10, 2001   Day Three:

Today is EPCOT day.  Serendipity!  It's the 6th annual International Food & Wine Festival.

My blister & migraine are progressing along nicely.  Luckily, Galahad is in Seventh Heaven with his Disney experience!
 

Friday, November 9, 2001   Day Two:

Not as early of a start for the Magic Kingdom.  All of the tourists start out early.  One hour later, there is no line.  We took the ferry over and met some English soccer players.

We visited the Swiss Family Treehouse.  Then, off to the Pirates of the Caribbean.  I was still taking medication for my migraine and trying to time the rides so as not to get sicker when the meds were in full effect.  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad kicked my ass!  Vertigo was all over me after that, but after a few gulps of water, I was feeling better.  I was terrified to conquer Splash Mountain but felt that I should face my fears head on.  We got a FASTPASS® for that as it appeared to be a very popular ride.  So far, we had not waited in any lines longer than 20 minutes.

Dinner at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe.  Yummy hamburger topping bar with a plethora of choices.

I started to get a blister on my toe.  And my head is still hurting....

Other than that, we had a marvelous time.  Galahad especially loved It's A Small World.  <grin>  And, I ooohhed & aaahhed about the fireworks over Cinderella's Castle.
 

Thursday, November 8, 2001   Galahad & I left for Orlando last night for his super,  Park-hopper spectacular, spectro-magical, illumination, adopted raptor, Cirque du Soleil, perfect Happy Birthday weekend in circle vision.

Day One:

Early start for Animal Kingdom.  The weather couldn't have been any better with a note from Mother Nature.  

However, I've been fighting a migraine since yesterday.  Today, I took lots of medication with me to the park.  It turns out I needed it all!  Maybe the exotic flora & fauna contributed to my demise.

I especially liked the fruit bat exhibit.  Fascinating creatures.  And the Dinosaur ride was lots of fun.  We were warned that the Kali River Rapids would get us soaked, but Galahad's good joss kept us nice & dry.  Everyone else in our raft was drenched.

Dinner at Bongo's.

Then, the late show of Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba, which was stupendous.
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2001  

10th Anniversary Hike Around Lake Okeechobee
(5th story down)

The "Big O Hike" on the Florida National Scenic Trail around Lake Okeechobee will begin November 17, at South Bay Campground & RV Resort in Palm Beach County, Florida, and end up nine days later on November 25 -- right back where it started.

Hiking around Lake Okeechobee atop the 35 foot high Herbert Hoover Dike can be done at one's own pace. Not everyone has the time nor stamina to complete this nine-day 110-mile odyssey. It's up to the individual to decide whether to hike a day, a weekend, or the full nine days.

People can join in any time. This hike is not a backpacking ordeal. Gear is left behind in campgrounds or motels and only day packs are needed. Daily hikes are held in the early part of the day and afternoons are for relaxing or sightseeing. Dinners are usually enjoyed at a variety of local restaurants and Thanksgiving Dinner is celebrated at the historic Clewiston Inn.

<snip>

The South Bay Campground & RV Park is located in Palm Beach County, Florida, on the south east corner of Lake Okeechobee. Routes 80/27 take you right to the campground. Everyone is invited and there is no fee to participate.

For information, contact:
Hike Leader -
Sundra "Sunny" Piskura or call (561) 439-4381
Hike Coordinator -
Paul Cummings or call at (561) 734-4416
Florida Trail Assoc. HQ - Gainesville, FL 1-800-343-1882

Satellite image of Lake Okeechobee
 

Tuesday, November 6, 2001   Another Tribute -- very slow to load up

and a funny one - Taliban Phone Hell
 

Monday, November 5, 2001   National Park Entrance Fees to be Waived Over Veterans Day Weekend to Inspire National Unity, Hope and Healing

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Outdoors workshops for women scheduled for fall
 

Sunday, November 4, 2001   We're all anxiously awaiting the fate of Hurricane Michelle with bated breath.  It looks like, at the minimum, we will get hit by the outer bands, with winds between 39 - 56 mph.  Do I bring in the potted plants in case the wind launches them like missiles?  Or leave them out and let them get a good watering?

Today is also the second anniversary of my mother's death.  That feels kind of weird.  I'm not sure how I feel about it, which is the weird part.
 

Saturday, November 3, 2001   Liftoff to space exploration

Strange little site
 

Friday, November 2, 2001   Great scary, spooky site
 
Thursday, November 1, 2001   Alternative Health Resource

Well, my chiropractor wasn't as pleased with my yoga progress as I was.  Apparently, I threw myself all out of alignment.  He did encourage me to continue but to go easier.  Somehow, I never can take the easy way --- I feel cheated.
 

Wednesday, October 31, 2001   Happy Halloween!

I went to my second yoga class last night.  I'm feeling better about it and I'm not as sore as I was last week. 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2001   Relocating?
 
Monday, October 29, 2001   All about dragonflies...
 
Sunday, October 28, 2001   DisGraceful Awards of Sexist Advertising

More sexist advertising
 

Saturday, October 27, 2001   We stayed out way too late last night.  I'm completely used to my eight hours of sleep and got only 7.  That messed me all up.  After a few hours of lounging in bed watching cartoons, I mustered the energy to go outside.  And, what a gorgeous day!  The temperature dropped down to the 70's, and the wind kicked up nicely.

Around 2-ish, Galahad & I decided to go to Morikami park.  We had been meaning to go for years now.  Wow!  We loved it but ended up rushed since they close at 5pm.

On the way home, we dropped by my brother's house to network his computers together.  It was my first experience with a Linksys router and with Windows XP.  This was trickier than I expected.  Fortunately, we got his Internet connectivity up but were unable to sustain shared folder & printer connectivity.
 

Friday, October 26, 2001   We went to Gigi's at Mizner Park for dinner tonight.  We were meeting up with friends, otherwise we never would have gone here.  It's very much the social who's being seen with whom and wearing what scene.  Anyway, I was extremely entertained and very happy that I don't care about this scene anymore.

Galahad ran into an old friend of his.  Hopefully, they'll stay in better touch this time.
 

Thursday, October 25, 2001   Taliban Singles Online
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001   I went to a beginner's yoga class last night with a friend.  Man, that kicked my ass!  I am so sore today, but a good sore.   Who knew I had all of these muscles in all of these places?!
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2001   Flag Run
 
Monday, October 22, 2001   Donate a book to combat illiteracy

Whooping crane migration led by ultra-light aircraft from Wisconsin to Florida

Bombing Afghanistan cartoon
 

Sunday, October 21, 2001   Art for the Parks

You got a friend in me

Built By Wendy clothes

Past Life Analysis
 

Saturday, October 20, 2001   Galahad & I went to a fruit tree sale.  While we were trying to decide which of the three (if any) coconut palm trees to buy, some man came by and took two.  Of course that decided it for us.  As soon as I picked myself off of the ground from laughing so hard, we took the little one who was left.  I named her Mei-Lin. 

Afterwards, on or way home we passed by a grand opening for a sushi buffet.  Normally, I don't care for those, but I was starving.  Plus, I figured they would have their best quality fish to make a good impression.  We ate soooo much.  Yummy!
 

Friday, October 19, 2001   Healing Quilt

Hijack No More petition

Women of America
 

Thursday, October 18, 2001   Make your own greeting cards Card Inspirations

sex education site for teens

blood alcohol content calculator
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2001   Poem: "ONE"
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2001   Still have a MIGRAINE!!!!!!!
 
Monday, October 15, 2001   Brad & Jen's World Adventure
 
Sunday, October 14, 2001   I've been fighting a horrible migraine all weekend.  There are little empty Imitrex wrappers all over the house.  Galahad keeps discovering them in the oddest places.  Usually, when I grab one, I need to distract myself until it kicks in. 

We went to the Everglades in the afternoon.  Galahad wanted to go on a canoe trip, but I wasn't quiet up for it, either mentally or physically.  The gators really freak me out.

The water level is finally near normal.  It was so high that we saw only one large gator and two babies.   The rest must have made their way back to deeper parts.  Mostly, we saw some cool birds and turtles.  Fortunately, it's not grasshopper season anymore.  We saw only 3.  Those freak me out worse than the gators, I think.  Here's a photo, taken by a great nature photographer whose name escapes me right now.  (If you're him, I meant to give you credit.) 

By the way, depending on your display settings, these are actual size.  They're very large!  Last time, they covered the ground and were hopping all over like a plague of locusts.  They also come in bright red colorings.

Lubber Grasshoppers
 

Saturday, October 13, 2001   Write the Troops
 
Friday, October 12, 2001   CharityFocus.org

New FrontPage license agreement restricts freedom of speech

The Lipstick Page
 

Thursday, October 11, 2001   Well, it's been a month since this horrible new world started.  It's gotten so many people closer together and more appreciative of what we have.  However, the flip side of that is that it takes the fear of loss to make one appreciative of what one has or had.  It really sucks to live in a fearful state at least once a day.  I'm not terrified, but I'm a lot more suspicious and paranoid now, especially with this whole anthrax exposure so close by.

Anthrax explained by the CDC 
 

Wednesday, October 10, 2001   I'm really excited to find out that we have a NOBU sushi restaurant in South Beach now.  However, I am a little nervous that my checkbook is not large enough to cover my habit.  My only saving grace is that it's about 45 minutes away, and you all know how much I hate to drive, especially when I'm hungry.
 
Tuesday, October 9, 2001   World-Wide Sushi Restaurant Reference List!
 
Monday, October 8, 2001   Restaurant Relief Fund - Windows of Hope

Diplomacy
 

Sunday, October 7, 2001   The Ox Woman

Red Cross: Prepare for the Unexpected
 

Saturday, October 6, 2001   Bad Science

How Stuff Works

Visual Quantum Mechanics

Folding@Home - helping to map the genome

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements

Lost Dinosaurs rediscovered in Egypt
 

Friday, October 5, 2001   All About the Florida Panther

Photo

Fact Sheet

Society

Habitat & Highways Campaign

Official education site

A Vanishing Carnivore
 

Thursday, October 4, 2001   Liquid Media's Pong

Kick bin Laden's Butt
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2001   Get Notified of an Emergency by Email

Rumor Control

Kill Osama Bin Laden

Afghanistan Explained

America attacks terrorism with toilet paper
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2001   scary new type of computer virus

South Florida now on alert for West Nile Virus
 

Monday, October 1, 2001   Disaster preparedness for your pets
 
sunday, september 30, 2001   Another Tribute
 
saturday, september 29, 2001   Windows RG
 
friday, september 28, 2001   God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule
 
thursday, september 27, 2001   Old Florida Pictures
 
wednesday, september 26, 2001   1926 & 1928 Hurricane Pictures

Hurricane of 1928

The wrong they could not bury
 

tuesday, september 25, 2001   Off the WTC Topic
 
monday, september 24, 2001   my first day of new class.  I'm still not sure if I like my instructor or not.  I'm reserving judgment.  Some of the students also leave something to be desired.  I'm quite the Negative Nancy today, huh?  it must be the migraine I've had for days now.
sunday, september 23, 2001   Personalize a Vermont Teddy Bear for free to send to families of victims.

Commemorative Rubber Stamp
 

saturday, september 22, 2001   well, we made it to today.  so far, all is quite.  hopefully that means that our Intelligence has thwarted whatever heinous acts were planned for 9/22.

one of the architects of the WTC

Breaking the cycle

friday, september 21, 2001   Denial is a good tourniquet for today's pain.

WTC Tribute song: 'Miles To Go'

thursday, september 20, 2001   Wingding MS Word eeriness
wednesday, september 19, 2001   poem : a 911 call to god
tuesday, september 18, 2001   don't everyday activities feel trivial?

I'm constantly adding new sites to those mentioned below, such as charities, tributes, etc...

monday, september 17, 2001   I haven't felt like posting these past few days.  I haven't really felt like doing much of anything these past few days.  I have always been the "sensitive" one in my family.  Lately, it's all been too much for me.  And then, I feel guilty about being sad because I didn't personally know anyone who died in these attacks.  But, I have been watching and reading about all of their stories.  And, I've been crying along with them all.

It seems that the U.S. is in a chess game for our lives.  Every move we make right now has to be thought out to the end of the game.  And, there doesn't appear to be any right answers.  

To me, the most obvious answer is to help them to help themselves, but....

If we help the Afghani rebels overthrow Usama bin Laden and the Taliban, then are we back to where we were 20 years ago when we helped bin Laden do the same to the Russians?  Did we just piss off or mortally offend some other extremist in the process?

Poem "We Evacuate"
 

sunday, september 16, 2001  

Charities Review Council

American Institute of Philanthropy - charity watchdog group

Charities:

Red Cross

September 11th Fund

NY Times Neediest

Int'l Assoc. of Fire Fighters

TechTV assisting the Red Cross

AmeriCares

Give for Change

New York State World Trade Center Relief Fund

Mercy Corp

Animal Disaster Relief Fund
 

saturday, september 15, 2001   Weird stuff & conspiracy theories:

Xinoephoel  on Google and again

Sollog

Yahoo Message board

Devil and/or God in the smoke & another

Jerry Falwell funny

Secret message to hijackers on Internet?

Number 11
 

friday, september 14, 2001   Map of countries affected

N.A.T.O. explained

Article by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Map of the area

The martyr strategy (disturbing)

Nostradamus website (no I don't believe in all of it, but it is interesting anyway.  His writings have been misinterpreted quite a bit.  Many people twist them to mean what they want.)

Another Nostradamus site

Different perspective

CNN's 'Beneath the veil'

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Patriotism

Afghan women under the Taliban (not sure how credible a source this is...)
 

thursday, september 13, 2001    Tributes to the victims...

The world reacts

a heartfelt thank you & another

America's tragedy is felt by the world

Digital Video Quilt Project

Add your message to an E-Book Tribute

Rangoli
 

wednesday, september 12, 2001   here are some sites for info:

Timeline of events

Find people you know / Let others know you are safe
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2001   OMG!!!!  How horrible.  My heart and thoughts go out to everyone touched by this travesty.
 
monday, september 10, 2001   starting to get a migraine.  :-(  supposedly there is a front and a tropical storm moving in.
 
sunday, september 9, 2001   we watched Band of Brothers on HBO, about WW II.  How or why do we have these horrific wars? 
 
saturday, september 8, 2001   Do we have a Skunk Ape in the Everglades?  Maybe....
 
friday, september 7, 2001   well, it's been a couple of weeks since I re-formatted my laptop.  I guess it's time again...
 
thursday, september 6, 2001   MTV's Video Music Awards
 
wednesday, september 5, 2001   I browsed the shelves of Levenger's ---  I love that store.  I wish they would lower some (or most) of their prices, though.
 
tuesday, september 4, 2001   The band MOFRO says Stop Land Rape
 
monday, september 3, 2001   here's a silly game for all you weakest link fans.
 
sunday, september 2, 2001   lucky for us it's a three day weekend.  Galahad got worse, but I got better.  Good thing since one of us needed to be relatively healthy to take care of the other one.  I didn't mind doing it one bit, but boy was it exhausting.  How do people do this all the time?  How does he take care of me so much when I'm migrainous?
saturday, september 1, 2001   Still not feeling so good.  I woke up at 7am, took an Imitrex, choked on it, and went back to sleep for a while.  Galahad seems to be fighting a flu.  We tried to run some errands but both of our conditions deteriorated throughout the day.  We barely made it up to bed by 6pm.  I think I caught his flu.  I went to take a vitamin C and choked on it somehow.  I've taken hundreds of thousands of pills, easily, in my lifetime.  Today, I had trouble two different times.  What's wrong with me?

We watched Anime all night while drifting in & out of consciousness.

friday, august 31, 2001   TGIF, big time!  My aching lid!  Migraine time again.  I got it yesterday, took some med's, and woke up in pain again.  Sucks to be me today.  And, I have a busy day ahead of me.
thursday, august 30, 2001   How to Avoid a Shark Attack

"If you do find yourself in a shark's jaws, the best thing to do is kick, punch or try to jab the shark in the eyes or gills," George H. Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville said. "Sharks respect size and power. Whether that is kicking or beating on the animal, those are things the shark understands and respects."

wednesday, august 29, 2001   here's a website that lets you look up all kinds of useless trivia about our 50 states.
 
tuesday, august 28, 2001   I had quite the ordeal with Sprint PCS again today.  I went in to get my phone diagnosed.  Two f*cking hours for them to tell me it's fine.  if it were fine, I wouldn't have been in there.  and, of course, the signal strength was fabulous in the store.  they kept looking at me like I am crazy.  I raised my voice a few times and noticed very loudly that everyone else in the store looked unhappy to be there.  I would imagine that if their phones worked properly, they would not look so angry.

they opened up a "trouble" ticket.  and, I might hear back within a business week, or I might not.  how did they get so big?  how can they stay in business?  why did my company pick them as a national vendor?  why am I asking you all of this?

monday, august 27, 2001   for those of you getting that email about the colored bread twisters denoting freshness, here's the full story.
 
sunday, august 26, 2001   I watched Madonna's concert on HBO tonight.  I'm not as impressed as I could have been on the actual songs; however, the stage show was 10 times better than a Broadway show!  Plus, she looks amazing.
saturday, august 25, 2001   here are two links that might help to clear up some of the rumors circulating about jane fonda & the vietnam war.  Link 1 & Link 2
 
friday, august 24, 2001   it was so wonderful to sleep in my own bed last night!  I'm still recuperating from my week of extraversion.

today is the 9 year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

thursday, august 23, 2001   last day --- yippee!!!  I'm almost delirious from lack of sleep and exertion of being social.

last night, I persuaded my group to dine with me at Mark's in South Beach.  I have not laughed so hard in quite a while.  if you've never eaten there, it's pretty high-falutin'.  the menu can be tricky to decipher at times, but the food is exquisite.  anyway, it must have been just too much for someone who's not used to that.  thank goodness it wasn't crowded, and thankfully, I didn't know anyone there.

one of my colleagues actually brought back a menu to show his friends & family at home, so that they could get a good laugh, too, at the intricacies of the food selection.

wednesday, august 22, 2001   we went for dinner at a yummy restaurant last night --- sushi, of course, and Thai food.  my group has some very traditional diners in it who are a little hard to please at times.

I'm even more tired today, even though I didn't go out after dinner last night like so many others.  I keep going to sleep at my regular time and waking up 90 minutes earlier.  it's starting to wear on me.

I'm actually presenting some of the information at this conference, which is very challenging for me as well, given my inherent introversion.  fortunately, my whole department has some of that going on, so my manager took that into consideration when planning this.  my role has not been too problematic socially, but I did have a few instances of panic knowledge-wise.

tuesday, august 21, 2001   I'm down in Miami beach at a conference.  our hotel is absolutely amazing, but I miss my Galahad.  Plus, I'm exhausted.  getting up at 6:30am is extremely challenging for me.
monday, august 20, 2001   I'm chilling in my new leather Executive office chair, purchased at Costco yesterday.
 
sunday, august 19, 2001   went to my brother's house to celebrate his girl's, Alex Bach, rise on the MP3.com charts to #3.  Check it out here.  MP3.com
saturday, august 18, 2001   another long lazy summer day, lounging by the pool.
 
friday, august 17, 2001   I've been so busy doing other people's webs that I haven't spent much time on mine.  here's another one that I'm working on.   Site 3

here's a cute little game.

I tested my DSL connection on two different sites and got completely different results.  one is dslreports.com and the other is cnet.com

thursday, august 16, 2001   I'm trying my hand at web design for someone else.  Here are the two sites, although they are constantly being changed, so be forewarned.

Site 1  and   Site 2

wednesday, august 15, 2001   last night we finally got to eat our pineapple that we had been growing for 2 years!  Six bites of delicious sweetness --- it never grew past the size of a softball.

How to Grow Pineapple

tuesday, august 14, 2001   still working on those websites -- kind of slow at work for me, can you tell?  I'm learning all kinds of new formatting techniques but still nothing like the professionals.  Ah, well, it's better than a poke in my eye.

monday, august 13, 2001   I am sooo tired.  I stayed up way too late last night reading & watching a movie.  I always know it's a bad idea, but somehow that doesn't stop me.

I started playing around, designing some friends' websites.  it's kind of fun for me but also kind of tricky -- in that I'm doing it before I get too much input from them.

sunday, august 12, 2001   

I'm trying a  new format for my Weblog.  here's the old one.  let me know what you think.

 

 

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