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    Friday, September 17th, 2010
    1:58 pm
    Replanted my 55 gallon tank
    Got a bunch of new live plants yesterday and re-planted my 55 gallon aquarium. Currently in that tank are: 10 gold barbs, 1 male betta, 1 bristle nose pleco, 6 otocinclus catfish, 2 spotted cory cats, and 3 african dwarf frogs. Unfortunately after having my arm in the tank and planting 12 plants, everything but the barbs and betta went into hiding. You can KIND OF see the bristle nose pleco in the rock-shaped hidey-hole on the right side of the tank. She's that dark blur up near the top of the hide thingy.

    Zoomed out view of entire tank: http://twitpic.com/2p4et6

    Close up of right side of tank: http://twitpic.com/2p4fw3

    Close up of left side of tank: http://twitpic.com/2p4f46
    Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
    1:54 pm
    Toolbar Apps
    I don't remember if I mentioned this before or not. But I've made 2 toolbar apps with Conduit. Did them as a "gee wonder if I can do this and if anyone would be interested in them" last year or so and they're still floating around. Kinda surprised how many downloads I've gotten! (Links are to a page that shows what the app looks like, no direct downloads or anything!)

    Made an Amazon app because they change the homepage around often and tend to remove links to sections I'm actually looking for. Like the bestseller lists, and todays deals. It's been downloaded close to 800 times!

    Also did Social Networking because I got tired of so many bookmarks taking up tons of space and all. It includes Delicious, Digg, Diigo, Evri, Facebook, Myspace, She Told Me, Squidoo, StumbleUpon, Sugarscape, Technorati & Twitter. It's been downloaded over 24 THOUSAND times. *is still boggled by that one*


    And in other news, I'm bored and had nothing really to post but I'm trying to remember to actually update LJ more often. So this is what you get today. *laughs*
    Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
    7:02 pm
    Lots of Randomness
    So once again I haven't posted in forever....oops, sorry! Er, I do post daily on my new-ish Twitter account though so you can always poke me that way if you so desire. My Twitter.

    Stories From Work:

    2 nights ago found out a co-worker I didn't really mind one way or the other, is obnoxious when it comes to female customers. He MUST be right, and if he's wrong, he's going to argue with me to look good in front of the girl. This woman comes up to my register with 2 children under the age of 10. They're buying 2 1-gallon tanks, and a total of 14 fish. Yes, FOURTEEN FISH to be split between 2 1-gallon tanks. I tried to explain why this was a bad idea, the lady was listening to me, and then HE showed up and started arguing. "You can put 7 fish in a 1-gallon, they'll be fine! I do it at home all the time and they're all alive!" So needless to say, she bought them all. If they're still alive today I'll be shocked. And these weren't tiny neon tetras either, they were mollies and platies, each one at least 2in long already, and most were types that will get to be 4in if in a proper sized home.

    Also, to the random guy who bought a purebred Pomeranian, and it was really quite obviously a Australian Shepherd... please at least look at PICTURES of the kind of dog you think you want before you buy. This puppy was already the adult size of a Pom and he was only 9 weeks old... Plus, the guy's friend was giving him shit for paying $200 for a 'designer' leash, that I'm sorry, it looked like a very ugly generic cloth leash to me, no logos or anything. If you're going to waste money like that, can I have some? *looks cute*

    To the hoards of parents who let their kids run screaming through our store and tear the place up. If you do not control your kids, I have NO issues with yelling at them. I especially like walking up behind them when they don't know I'm there and suddenly yelling "Do NOT throw the toys!" or "Stop knocking things over!", "Do not run in the store!", "Do not SKATE in the store!", "Unless you are buying that, STOP SQUEAKING THE TOY!" and seeing the look of shock on their faces that someone is actually telling them to behave themselves. Don't give me a dirty look, this is not a playground, we have stuff everywhere and if they run or skate in aquatics, they WILL knock over the display tanks!


    My allergies have been terrible this week. Mostly in my ears, the left one has been half-closed for the last 4 days, and today the right one did the same thing. I now know what it's like to get old and hard of hearing, was constantly doing the "I'm sorry, I don't hear well, what did you say?" thing today, and trying to lip-read when people HALFWAY ACROSS THE STORE chose to stand there and talk in normal voices at me. I can't hear you that far away even when my hearing is NORMAL, there's no way I can hear you today, move your ass and come closer if you want something.

    Current Mood: hungry
    Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
    2:24 pm
    `K, so I shouldn't be surprised as all my experiences with Planned Parenthood other than getting free birth control pills have been bad. But still! I got on the pill last year to control my cramping, and it works great. After the first 3 months on it, when I went for refills I was told that because of how little money I make (20 hours a week average at the moment), I qualified for a state program. That meant I got all my pills for a year for free, and also qualified for a few once-yearly female tests for free. Beginning of this month I was told by 2 different women at the clinic that I had to schedule one particular test in order to get all the pills for the rest of the year. So I did and she sent me home with enough to last through Feb. 2011. At this point, I was also told again that this test would be completely free because of the program I was on.

    I got up early this morning, got ready, grabbed a book in case I had to wait as usual, and went in. Only to be told when I got there that the test was NOT free. It had a starting price range of $85 and went up from there. So I told them to forget it, I can't afford to shell out that much right now and left. Oh well, at least I don't have to go back till next year and hopefully I'll get the nice people again instead of this chick.

    I just don't get why two people would tell me it was free, and then when I actually show up it suddenly magically ISN'T free and never has been. That makes totally no sense.

    Current Mood: annoyed
    Friday, May 14th, 2010
    2:27 am
    Silly Kitty!
    So it has been decided that Mike (Dad's overweight tabby cat) must think that Dad's bathroom is the Magical Food Room where if he can get inside before Dad does, he can get ANY KIND OF FOOD HE WANTS instantly! Or something like that. Half the nights when Dad goes to go to bed, and heads for the bathroom, Mike RUNS (and this cat, does not run!) for the bathroom and tries to get inside before Dad can. Yet, if Dad actually lets him join him, and closes the door? Mike will freak out and start wailing and pawing at the door wanting out and out now Now NOW...

    It amuses me greatly. Which should be of no surprise to any of you.

    Need to pay off my credit card bill from when I had to have all the tests run on Miles a couple of months ago. And the plane ticket I bought for Dad, and a few other things. But work is cutting back on hours for all of us. Lost 5 hours next week, and at that, I STILL have the most of any non-manager. And I'm only part-time... Wouldn't be so bad if my credit card bill wasn't so high. And if I wasn't impatient to pay it off so I can buy myself a Kindle. Specifically the Kindle DX which has a larger screen and holds more books.

    Not sure if I'll like it, I'm very partial to my real books. But I've been buying mostly hard backs lately and they're making my wrists hurt if I hold them too long. Not to mention they aren't easy to curl up with places. And I've worked it out, if I buy 33 eBooks the money I'll save from NOT buying hard backs, will have paid for the Kindle. Plus there's all those free books you can download, and I can save favorite fanfics as text files and upload them to read on the Kindle.

    I actually managed to find all 14 Wizard of Oz books for free and 'bought' them so when I DO pay off my card and then buy a Kindle, I'll have books to read on it that didn't cost me anything. So I can try it out. And with the 30-day no questions asked return policy, won't even have to pay shipping to send it back if I decide it isn't as nice as real books. Already have a name picked out too. *snickers* Magpie. Because I'm sure to end up collecting as many books/fics as I can possibly fit on there without bankrupting myself if I DO decide I like it enough to keep.

    But I will shut up and go to bed now. Evil place of work tomorrow...

    Current Mood: amused
    Monday, March 15th, 2010
    2:47 pm
    Forgot the Miles Update
    Just realized I posted on Facebook since most of you are there, but forgot to update here. The vet finished the tests, did an x-ray and all on Miles. The verdict is she does NOT have bladder stones. She DOES however have a small kidney stone. Small enough the vet said they weren't going to do anything other than watch it for now. And since they couldn't find anything wrong with her via the testing, they said she has Feline Interstitial Cystitis. Which is apparently what they call any bladder problems they can't diagnose/figure out what is causing it. So I have to keep her stress down, get her to drink more water (hah! I've tried just about everything I can think of to do that, nothing seems to work...), and anytime she has an episode, I have to pop a pill down her throat twice a day until she's over it.
    2:37 pm
    Creepy Much?
    So Dad's still gone till late tomorrow. I just went to get the mail. As I'm walking down the driveway towards the mailbox, this old guy who I've never seen before (and if he's one of the neighbors unless he's from waaay far down the street somewhere), stops and starts staring at me. I'm a little creeped out, but the across the street neighbors are in their front yard and I figure if anything happens, they'll come help me. So I continue towards the mailbox. And the old guy? Decides to start talking to me. Only it was weird stuff.

    "I bet you're quiet and shy, right?"

    I just kinda looked at him, most likely had the 'you have to be out of your mind' look on my face.

    "Oh, well I guess not. But I bet you have at least two boyfriends, right?"

    By this time, I had the mailbox open and pulled everything out. Not answering him was rude of me, yes, but he was weird and creepy and I'm home alone so I don't wanna take any chances. I start walking back towards the house, and he moves on. Only when he gets to the other driveway (the drive is a U-shape, I was walking on the right side, house is at the curved end) he pauses and backs up a few steps to stare at me again. So I hurried inside and locked the deadbolt and the lock in the doorknob.

    Hopefully he won't be back. Or if he is, it'll be AFTER Dad is home again.

    Current Mood: creeped out
    Friday, March 5th, 2010
    1:02 pm
    Miles and other Random Things
    Still no word on what's wrong with Miles. The vet called on Tuesday and said the first test results turned up very little. There were traces of blood, but nothing else unusual. So it might be bladder stones, or it might be something else. She was supposed to call end of this week when the 2nd set of tests was done, but so far I haven't heard anything. Miles on the other hand, scared the CRAP out of me yesterday. (Skip 2 paragraphs for the funny stuff)

    She's currently on this medication that relaxes her muscles to make it easier for her to use the cat box. She's been eating the pill wrapped in half a pill pocket (these really soft treats for dogs/cats made to hid pills in.) Well her dose yesterday was a disaster. Fed it to her an hour before I went to work. She mangled it so badly all I had left was the pill. So I waited for it to dry out as gooey pills are disgusting. 5min before I had to leave for work, I remembered I hadn't given it to her yet. So I catch her, open her jaws and throw the pill in. Well, the vet had warned me the pills were bitter and so I should put it in a treat or keep it in the pill casings she popped them in. But the casings are literally 3 times the size of the pill and hard for Miles to swallow. So I pop them out, put the pill in the small half and then in a treat.

    Anyhow, so the pill goes in bare, and the next thing I know Miles is FOAMING. And I mean great huge gobs running down everywhere and she's freaking out. So I scoop her up, RUN to the shower, drop her in and grab the shower head (it's the kind on a long neck so I can wash under my hair). I have to pry her jaws open as she refuses to let me open her mouth, and rinse it out three times before she's okay again. Called the vet, and that's apparently a normal reaction to the taste of the pill. Uhm... if they taste THAT bad, you should flavor them. I know it's possible to flavor cat pills. Good grief people!

    On better notes? Last night my glider rocker arrived. If I didn't mention it, Wal-mart is clearancing out a glider rocking chair. It does NOT come with the ottoman, but that's perfect as I don't like those anyhow. Blue and white, easy to put together and doesn't require any tools they don't ship with the chair. I bought it for $67 plus tax (free shipping if you have it shipped to the store and pick it up yourself), and it is now even cheaper at $50. Thought I'd mention it for those of you who like me would not pay the $300+ they usually cost, but would like to have one. Link to actual item is HERE.

    Kaylynn was amusing last night. I have a small cat bed for the girls, and keep it against the wall on the far side of my bed. Actually on the mattress. This makes them happy, and keeps them from arguing over who gets to sleep beside me at night. (Don't ask, I have NO idea how!) So anyhow, last night I'm getting ready for bed, Kaylynn is in the cat bed, Miles is on the cat furniture I got them awhile back. I pull the covers back on my side and see a piece of cat litter. Very small green crystal, k? Well I pick it up and toss it on the floor so it doesn't scratch me when I get in bed. Next thing I know, Kaylynn has LEAPED out of the cat bed, bounded across my bed, and (still running) jumped off my bed entirely so she can hunt for what I threw away! *lmao* I think she thought I was throwing her a toy, but it was still funny!

    Current Mood: hungry
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
    9:28 pm
    Miles...
    Miles is having one of her bouts again, and I've decided to call the vet in the morning and make an appointment for her. 4 years ago (maybe 5, can't remember if she was 2 or 3) Miles started having issues at random intervals. She would go to the litter box 4-6 times or more in an hour and try to pee. Only to have little to nothing come out. This would go on up to 5 days, then she'd suddenly start being able to pee again and everything would go back to normal. I had her in to see 2 different vets (she was on a plan at Banfield) who both told me there was nothing wrong with her. One said she most likely wasn't drinking enough water and that was the problem. It's true, she drinks a lot less during the times she can't use the cat box. But this has been going on for four YEARS now. I've tried the auto-fountains, glass bowls, plastic, ceramic, all kinds of things to get her to drink more. She doesn't appear to like wet food. 1/4 of a normal 5oz can will last her for 5 meals. Even if I refuse to feed her anything else. And spread it out over 3 days.

    Half an hour ago she threw up as well as her normal issue. That in itself is getting normal as she eats way too fast. I've seen her do it, so I don't know if this is THAT issue, or part of the cat box one. She still acts normal. Playful, eating and drinking when I can tempt her to drink. She races around the house after her sister, rolls on her back and lets me rub her belly like a dog. She's cuddling up on the back of Dad's chair as I type this, watching him read. So she isn't acting at all sick. I'm hoping that it really is just the water intake and all, but I'll find out when I call in the morning and get her an appointment. *is sure they'll take her tomorrow or friday since Miles isn't peeing*

    Because if it's something more serious and she could have had help to fix the problem four years ago I am going to be really really pissed at Banfield. And I am really really happy with my credit card for raising my limit as high as they did so I can actually put the vet bill for all this testing on it. Otherwise there'd be no way in hell I could even think about taking her in.

    So long worry/rant over, keep your fingers crossed that whatever the problem is, the vet can find it tomorrow and fix it. Easily and quickly please. I don't mind so much dealing with the symptoms if that's what I end up having to do, but it would be easier on Miles I'm sure...

    Current Mood: worried
    Monday, February 8th, 2010
    1:24 am
    Sleep? What's That?
    Yeah yeah, I know. It's after 1am and I should be sleeping. But my sleep cycle seems to be all fucked up. I spent too many nights distracted by things online and stayed up till now or later (on nights I was closing shift next day so I could sleep in). And now I'm not TIRED until late even if I had to get up early for work, like today. Luckily I don't have to work tomorrow (or should that be today?) and can sleep in. At least if the girls let me. *laughs*

    Dad wants to go see Sherlock Holmes at the cheapie theater tomorrow. Thought it was already over and we'd have to Netflix it if we still had Netflix at that point, but apparently he thinks he's found somewhere we can see it for $4 each? *has no idea*

    Got my tax refund yesterday and it's almost all gone already. Not my fault! I gave 3/4 of it to Dad as a 'loan' so he could get more stuff to try and start his statue/sculpting/whatever it is business so there's a better income coming in the house again.

    Had a really rather ... odd... dream about Stephen, a broken 100-gallon fish tank (yes it DID have water and et all before it was broken), and a 5 story house where you could see Jupiter as big as the moon in the sky and circling the planet like the moon the other night. Even for me, I thought it was odd. *lmao* I suppose that ties in with the whole 'staying up too late at night' that started this whole post.

    The girls are equally as odd. But anyone who reads this journal would know that by now. So when I'm IN my bed, they sleep with me. When I'm not? There's the bed (mine), 2 cat beds, a cat tree, and currently a blanket piled up on the floor to be washed in the morning. All nice comfy places for a cat to sleep in my bedroom. So, where are the girls? One is sleeping on a hard plastic cat toy that has a ball that runs in a groove around the outside. The other is sleeping on my shoes. Mind you, during the day and when they aren't locked in here with me, I catch them sleeping in all the aforementioned soft/snuggly places. But at night for some reason they won't use anything but random hard places unless I'm in bed, and then it's "let's go sleep with/on mommy!" Kaylynn used to try to sleep in the window but I broke her of that as one of the fish tanks is now under said window and she had a habit of falling once she was actually asleep... *snickers* Can you picture that with the tank? Long-haired calico, snoozing in the window, then very slowly slides sideways and a fast plop/crash as she breaks through the aquarium hood and splash! into the tank she goes!

    Yes, that would annoy the crap out of me once I knew she was fine, and had rescued what fish from the now broken tank I could, but it would be hilarious to remember the look on her face later!

    Current Mood: bored
    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
    4:36 pm
    Many Random Things
    Well I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the manager everyone hated, is finally no longer working for the company. Our GM had gotten so many complaints both from us, and our customers that he had ANOTHER chat with her after I got off work on monday. From what I've heard, it was a 3 hour chat, and she was told that if she didn't start actually working and doing her job, she'd be fired. She said she wasn't going to and that she quit. Which pretty much made the entire store happy, even though we're now short a manager again.

    The bad news? Dad's unemployment stopped last month. He thought he had another 6 months worth according to what he'd read in his paperwork, but now they're saying he would have had to have worked some amount of time last year after he filed for unemployment to be eligible for the extension. Uhm... Isn't the point of collecting unemployment that you don't have a job and haven't been able to FIND a job? So how the heck are you supposed to be working AND collecting unemployment? Makes no sense to me whatsoever. But he's working a lot more on the sculptures he wants to make for sale, so hopefully in a few months he'll have an income again. Until then, it's my part-time hours and social security.

    So, uh... If it's not too much trouble, if anyone buys stuff through Amazon (.com not the others) and doesn't already have someone they're buying through, I don't suppose you'd be willing to Use This Link to do so? (link is to a kindle as I'm sure that'll be around awhile!) I feel kinda weird asking this but I figure that it won't necessarily hurt, and you can always ignore it..and uh, yeah.... on to the next random!

    So my customer of the day. *nods* This lady comes up to the register with a large bottle of dog shampoo and dog food. I ask if she wants a bag for the shampoo, she's all "What, isn't it sealed?" and snatches it to check. The lid comes off, and yes, there is a white papery seal thingy on the bottle. Is this good enough? Oh no. She has to put both hands on the bottle, and squeeze as hard as she can. This of course pops the seal and shoots shampoo all over my counter, her hands, and the bottle itself. What does she do? "It wasn't sealed! It wasn't sealed!" Well duh lady, if you squeeze THAT hard, most things aren't going to stay sealed! I tell her to get another one from the shelf while I deal with the mess. "There aren't anymore. Clean this one up!" So I have to carry it to the bathroom, run the bottle under the sink and dry it, then get more paper towels to clean my register. Where I find that she has found another bottle (there were actually THREE more of the exact same kind/brand/size on the shelf) and is now bitching because I didn't bring her anything to clean HERSELF up. Uh, gee....sorry, didn't know you'd broken your legs and couldn't follow me when I told you I'd have to take the bottle to the bathroom to clean it up. *rolls her eyes* Some of our customers are NOT the brightest bulbs ever.

    Current Mood: hungry
    Thursday, January 28th, 2010
    11:12 pm
    Dad scared the crap out of me today
    So I didn't have to work until 3:30pm tonight. Made lunch for both Dad and I, and while we were eating it, he complained that the left side of his face was having issues. Specifically his lip was numb, and the muscles weren't working right when he tried to raise his eyebrows. And his eye was acting funny. So he decided he should go to the emergency room. There were 4 people scheduled for closing shift tonight, including me. So if I called out, it wouldn't be a problem for my work at all. I asked Dad if he wanted me to do so and go with him to the hospital. But he said no, he'd just drop me off then and go on over. Mind you, this was about 1pm.

    So I grab a book and my water bottle and jump in the car. Get to work around 1:30pm or so and sit in the break room till 3:30pm. Warned my boss that there was a chance I'd be leaving early considering, and he was fine with it. Surprised I even showed up at work. Well, Dad doesn't call, and doesn't call, and still doesn't call. So at 4pm I called HIM. Turns out he managed to pinch a nerve in his neck and that's what was causing the issue. *forgets what he said the docs said it was called. Something with palsy in the name* So he's on 2 different medications for the next 6 days, and it's supposed to clear up by the time he's done taking them.

    But he still scared the crap out of me!

    Current Mood: relieved
    Sunday, January 24th, 2010
    11:00 pm
    iPhone?
    Okay so with cell phones I've always been happy to get and use the free phone they give you. Never had any issues. Well, a week or 2 ago we got a flier in the mail from saying we were eligible for a free phone upgrade, or we could pay a little more and get a better phone. I ignored it at the time as I was mostly happy with the phone I've had for the last few years, and Dad doesn't really care either way. But my phone has been having a few more issues, and I came across an app. that looks interesting but is only for an iPhone. That is one of the upgrade phones we were offered in the flier.

    So now my question for all you lovely people is:

    Do you have an iPhone? And if so, what do you like/love about it, and what annoys you/what do you hate about it?

    Also, since I tend to carry my phone around in my pockets and have always had the kind of phone that closes, is there a way to lock it so you don't make calls while walking around? Any help would be great. *grins*

    I've had my current free phone for over 3 years now, so I'm not surprised it's wearing out a bit.

    Current Mood: curious
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
    2:49 pm
    Storming like anything
    It's been raining like crazy here the last few days. Heard there's 2 more bad storms behind the 2 we've already had. Radio said LA was going to get 28 inches of rain. Glad I don't live near LA. *lol*

    Black and white tom seems to have decided he lives here now. He stole one of Sarah's beds and hasn't left it much in the last 3 days or so. Still won't let Dad or I anywhere near him, but apparently he's here to stay.

    And in other news, Lookit what I found!@ FISH! And you can feed them by clicking the image. *is amused*



    Make your own Here
    Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
    12:19 am
    I really do have all the weird fish problems. So my 55 gallon tank is finally cycled. I knew I wanted gold barbs to go with the other fish I'll be moving from my 20 to the 55 on friday. (It will eventually have 6 yo-yo loaches, corys, otos, and I haven't decided yet what else as well.) Bought the only 5 my store had of the gold barbs on friday, will eventually have a school of about 8 or so. But in any event, gold barbs? CONSTANTLY moving around the tank, and always hungry. At work they would pop to the surface if anyone moved near the tank as they were hoping for food. Since they've been in my 55 gallon? They're all playing least in sight. All 5 of them are hiding in the plants and hiding from PLATIES. Who are completely ignoring them btw, and they won't even come out to eat. I have to drop sinking carnivore pellets (kept for the loaches) near them so they will eat. And they go nuts over those. Totally opposite of what they did at work and opposite of typical gold barb behavior. They aren't sick, look healthy and were at my work for 3-4 weeks. Same set. So if they were going to get sick, it would have happened before now.

    Managed to luck out and get 3 males, 2 females instead of all 1 gender but it's just weird that they're so skittish after this long. Hoping they return to normal when I can get more of them. *crosses her fingers*

    In other news, our new team leader has managed to piss off EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the store but one. And that one isn't pissed yet because he hasn't worked with her! *lmao* One girl is transferring to the grooming department to get away from her, and a few of the girls in grooming are calling the new manager 'Hitler.' Just to give you an idea of how bad it is. She's only been working here 3-4 days. The GM said he was going to give her a week or so to 'settle down' but that if she got worse or people kept complaining, he'd have to have a talk with her.

    I'm really beginning to wonder about what the hell is wrong with my work. The good managers? Get fired over anything that can be pinned on them. The bad ones? Take MONTHS if not years, to get fired. And they wonder why our store has such a high turnover rate. Gee, ya think?

    Current Mood: bored
    Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
    12:07 am
    The Barter System?
    Something funny happened at work tonight and I just had to share it with you all. I don't remember what the total was, but it was X amount of dollars, and like, 4 cents. So I tell the lady her total, she hands me a $20.....and a key! *LMAO* One of those old fashioned ones with the skinny round handles and the round metal filigree loop on the end. So it's not like it was small and easily mistaken for change. I was like, "uh, sorry I can't take keys for payments...." and handed it back to her. She didn't say anything, just kinda blinked at me and stuck it back in her purse like she wasn't sure why I was giving it back to her.

    Current Mood: amused
    Friday, January 1st, 2010
    5:00 pm
    LOTRO Lotteries?
    I'm beginning to wonder if my luck is just that good, or if no one actually enters the weekly lotteries on LOTRO? The ones you can enter from http://my.lotro.com/ (click your name once logged in and when that page loads you get the option on the left to enter that weeks lotteries. Just in case you didn't know. *grins*)

    I'm wondering because I've won the last five weeks in a row! Which is wonderful for me, but surprising as well! A different character wins every week, and only one character, but still. 5 times in a row? If it's that not many people enter, then Clay you really need to start doing it so you can get a share of the wealth too! *winks*

    Current Mood: curious
    Friday, December 18th, 2009
    3:15 pm
    And again this year I have been unable to find the White Fudge Oreos. They DO still make them, I checked. But no place in my area seems to have them. And I refuse to pay $30+ for a box of 12 cookies online. I love them but I'm not that crazy! *laughs*

    Saw the Brothers Bloom last night via Netflix. Dad laughed at me when after seeing how it ended (and no I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it) I said I hated it. There were over 20 deleted scenes, a number of which should have been kept and not cut as it made the movie make SO much more sense, but whatever.

    Bella has talked me into making her a new journal elsewhere as she 'promises' that she'll actually update this one unlike the one from 5 years ago that only has a handful of entries. We'll see. If nothing else, it may help me start getting back into writing.

    Can't remember if I've mentioned this already, but the other night Miles, (after two YEARS of ignoring the fish tanks completely) decided that when the lights are out in my 20-gallon fish tank, that it is time for her to play. She walked up and stood on her hind legs, propping herself up with one front leg on the stand, and proceeded to smack the glass with her free paw. A lot. She's still ignoring the 55 for whatever reason, but the 20 is now her new toy. But only when it's dark. *rolls her eyes* She's a bad Miles she is.

    Current Mood: disappointed
    Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
    8:29 pm
    Tonights Customer Story
    Not my customer, but the guy helping them didn't know a lot about fish so was over asking me stuff while I was on register. This family comes in, tells my co-worker that they'd had a 10-gallon fish tank for over 3 months, and this past month their fish just started dying on them. Didn't have a clue why, their fish didn't look or act sick, they'd just turn up dead in the mornings. Come to find out, that in the entire three months they'd had this tank, they hadn't changed the water ONCE. "It looks clean!" They also hadn't cleaned the gravel or anything, and some of the fish they had bought because they liked the looks were too big for that size tank. Yeah. And they wondered why the fish were dying? Good gods people, if you want fish you don't have to take care of, there is such a thing as plastic fish. Or a PC game.

    Current Mood: aggravated
    Saturday, December 5th, 2009
    9:25 pm
    This conversation was just had:

    Dad: "I can't decide if I want ice cream or cookies."
    Me: "Cookies? I didn't know we had cookies!"
    Dad: walks in with a package of Fig Newtons and holds it up.
    Me: tries to hold it in, gives up. "Those aren't cookies, Newtons are fig and cake." bursts out laughing.
    Dad: shakes his head at me. "I give up on you. You listen to too many commercials!"

    *still snickering like mad* And the sad thing is, I don't watch TV and neither does Dad! I just remember the commercial from high school or thereabouts.

    Current Mood: amused
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