Monthly Archives: November 2004

journal entry

11.30.04: What if….
My cousin was a big “what if” kid. What would you do if this happened? And more often than not, her “what if”s were so far out that the odds of them ever actually happening were astronomical….

Yes, that’s right!

It’s time once again for Fun With Webcams!!
Yeah, I know……shaddup……:-p


So, does anyone use Expression Engine? I’m looking into hiring BlogMoxie sometime after the beginning of the year to design a couple of spiffy skins for me – for here, the journal and the babyblog – and I’m wondering if I want to get into a new CMS.
Yeah, I’ve tried pMachine on several occasions and not been all that happy with it for the blog…..I do like it for the journal, though, because it allows me to keep the whole thing password protected but everyone have their own login, rather than one I create. Problem is, I miss running everything from the same control panel…..that’s one of the big reasons I switched the blog back to MT again……I got tired of going to one login for the blog, another for the journal and yet another for everything else…..
So far, I like what I see with EE….I like the URL titles, rather than numbers…..I love the built in emoticons…’s neat. But I have yet to go through the templates…..that’s one thing that really bugs me with pM. So I might spend a little time this afternoon nosing through the templates and other crap to see if it’d be worth fussing with.
I guess we’ll see…..

Turkey Day :-)

Dude, I just woke up about 10 minutes ago……Brittany stayed over my parents house last night. The cool thing is, I woke up to nothing….my alarm wasn’t going off, the TV wasn’t on, the phone wasn’t ringing……and I just laid there……and it was so quiet. The whole neighborhood. No dogs barking, no birds screeching, no hooptie cars flooring it down the street, no emergency vehicles flying over Harbison Ave……just silence.
Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

I remember…..

At midnight on November 24th, 1991 a statement was issued to the media worldwide saying Β“Freddie Mercury died peacefully this evening at his house in Kensington, London.Β”

    And now the party must be over
    I guess we’ll never understand
    The sense of your leaving
    Was in the way it was planned
    So we grace another table
    And raise our glasses one more time
    There’s a face in the window
    And I ain’t never ever sayin’ goodbye.
    One by one
    Only the good die young
    They’re only flying too close to the sun
    Cryin’ for nothin’….
    Cryin’ for no one….
    No one but you.


I can’t be the only one in the world that cries every time I hear Puff, the Magic Dragon…..always did…..well, I remember being in high school and crying at this this song……puh-leeze… already know I’ve got issues……

    A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
    Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
    One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
    And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

    His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
    Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
    Without his life-long friend, Puff could not be brave,
    So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave.

You Don’t Own Me

Have I ever mentioned that LaunchCast makes me happy? Especially when I get in my oldies mood…..

    You don’t own me
    I’m not just one of your many toys
    You don’t own me
    Don’t say I can’t go out with other boys
    And don’t tell me what to do
    Don’t tell me what to say
    And please when I go out with you
    Don’t put me on display

    Cuz … you don’t own me
    Don’t try to change me in any way
    You don’t own me
    Don’t tie me down cuz I’ll never stay
    I don’t tell you what to say
    I don’t tell me what to do
    So just let me be myself
    That’s all I ask of you

    I’m young and I love to be young
    I’m free and I love to be free
    To live my life the way I want
    To say and do whatever I please…

You Don’t Own Me, Leslie Gore


I am slightly annoyed at the moment…yeah, yeah, I know….what else is new……
Anyway, we got our new phones the other day – which in itself is pretty cool – but…..well, they are video phones. Again, cool….but I can’t do anything with the videos! I can play it on the phone, but when I e-mail them to someone – including myself – they won’t play on the computer.
And it’s making me mad….
Mozilla tells me I need to download a plugin to show the video but can’t find a “suitable plugin”….IE doesn’t even show a thumbnail for the video. When I download it and try to just play it through the computer, I get all kinds of errors. It saved as a .mov file – does anyoe know what I need to play these damn files on the computer?


Brittany had her physical for the year today….and, as usual, had the doctor cracking up πŸ™‚ Here’s the poor doctor trying to ask Brittany questions to get an idea of how she’s progressing with school and development and all that other crap and here’s Brittany, rambling on and on and aswering the questions before the doctor even asked them… should have seen the doctor going down the check list trying to keep up with her – lol πŸ™‚
The doctor asked her to draw a circle….she did. And added “Look, I can make a smiley face from it!” The doctor asked her to draw a square….she did. And added “Look, I can make that into a window!” The doctor asked her to draw a rectangle and before she got the request out of her mouth heard “Okay, look, I can make that into a door!”
She asked Brittany to write her name…..and got her first, middle and last…..and “Mama”, “Meema”, “Peepa”, “Craig” (my nephew), “blue”, “red”, “black”, “orange”, “green” and half of “yellow” before she ran out of room on the page……
Brittany is now 46 inches tall and 46 pounds……her hearing is excellent but they aren’t happy with her vision…’s only about 20/40. No surprise to me there, even with my contacts, the best I can hope for is 20/40……I fully expect Brittany to have vision issues, no biggie.
She got 4 shots this time…..because she’s 4….or so I’ve been told. By Brittany, of course. And didn’t cry at all……in fact, she sort of giggled. They did two in each arm… nurse on each side, injecting her simultaneously….and she gave a sort of nervous giggle (through her teeth) about the whole thing. Of course, they said they would much rather have a nervous giggler than a screamer…..yeah, me too πŸ™‚
They were all boosters, really…..MMR, Polio, Tetanus…..she was actually only due for the MMR vax, but they decided to give her the rest so that when she needs her forms filled out for Kindergarten, I can just bring in the papers and don’t have to worry about getting her an appointment…..since I’m in November, here, the insurance won’t cover her going in before the school year starts….has to be a full year. Hey, they suggested it, I would have just paid for the visit when I needed to……
Anyway, she got a flu shot, too. They weren’t going to give it to her but then they remembered that she’s in school full time.
So she’s all caught up on shots and doing extremely well developmentally.
I’m happy πŸ™‚


I’m in love πŸ™‚