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ARgh!
It's more thank annoying that when I make a post on LJ, I get several spam emails to my listed BUT NOT PUBLIC email for LJ.  Another reason I hesitate to post to LJ.    I'm pretty sure my email or account was one of the exposed files when LJ bummbled their security during one of the maintenence or migrations.  (seriously - I can see the hits to my listing and it said 85 for the day I posted about the LCoaching ).

Does anyone know of a software that will allow me to pull my entries and store them for myself offline or on my own computer?  I'd like to start a new journal.
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I think my stress and personal-crap has caught up with me. Too many days of tired, sad, fitful sleep and fog that seem to be a familiar pattern. I'm having my endocrinologist do the thyroid test this week (as opposed to the next one due in July) to see if the TSH has spiked again. Since Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease, it can be susceptible to changes in stress levels. And the more tired I get, the harder it is to exercise to get clear it out. Stupid loops!! It's not easy working in a FOG, but at least one woman here also has a thyroid thing and "gets it".
Hopefully I'll know by Tuesday if my instinct on this is correct. I'd like this fixed now, I have studies and golf and birding and hiking and dancing and more I want to do this spring. Not just take a nap.

In the meantime, I'm walking just a bit in the evenings and I'm skipping the morning alarm since I'm waking up early (and tired) everyday anyway. A weekend of warm weather should be Good Healing Energy (for anyone not a vampire, of course).
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Hubby sent lovely flowers to my office. The guy who teased me about flowers doesn't get any chocolate :p

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Comet McNaught is now visible in broad daylight! Weather permitting of course. And for just a few more days.
The trick is: around local noon, go outside and stand in the shadow of a building. Face south. The comet lies 5 degrees to the left of the sun. (Five degrees is the width of your fist held at arm's length.) You may not see anything at first, but don't give up.

It's also within the view of the SOHO images. (satellite directed at the Sun) http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/512/
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The "To Boldly Go..." concert at Wolftrap was fantastic ! I could only think of 3 people I would want to attend this show with; hubby [livejournal.com profile] thattodd and the Howards. Add cool temperatures, a nearly full moon and both Jupiter and Mercury sparkling in the sky, it was just perfect.
I love that the conductor Emil de Cou is a Fan and provided fun intros to each of the Science Fiction music selections. And, as [livejournal.com profile] louiseroho pointed out in her LJ, he was giddy to have Leonard Nimoy as narrator. Very cute on such a professional conductor.

I can be forgetful of details, so I took note on what music was performed. In order
2001: Space Odyssey intro
King Kong (1933) I swear I can now see music in black and white!
Superman (theme)
Bride of Frankenstein (bride creation and first view of Frankie). E. deCou had fun with this and pointed out there was no actual marriage, so it really was the 'Significant Other' of Frankenstein
Star Wars (Empire themes)
Twilight Zone (People paranoid about the unknown)
X-Files (People paranoid about the known)
Nasa astronaut chatted with E. dCou opps, didn't write his name down.
Star Trek TV theme anthology
Star Trek Wrath of Khan, epilogue (with Leonard Nimoy providing live voice over for the Star Trek "Woe and Wonder" split infinitive.

And oh, yeah, Holst's The Planets with awesome Nasa footage. The Mars section had amazing vistas.
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A news site that will display what other people think is news, not just what CNN thinks is news. http://www.beta.netscape.com/
hmmmm... an interesting concept. Kind of like what [livejournal.com profile] nikkinewsnet has been doing for some time.
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How many times has this been screamed out at any concert? Well, last night, I was able to scream this out and ACTUALLY get the request.

Last night's Lynyrd Skynard concert at Wolf Trap was fun even with the rain. Mother nature provided the light show for a while there. I bet the screaming drunks were louder than the thunderclaps though. (if I had a sound meter or something like that). I let my 'closet rocker' self out to party for a while and remember the days of living in Watertown, MA with Tim and Ed.

I'm not sure I will get with the new trend of holding up Cell Phones instead of lighters. But hey, I guess it means fewer people are smoking.

And oh yeah, "Sold Out' at Wolf Trap can actually mean 'standing room only', even on the lawn. I'm off to find more advil for these old bones. (because it's 2006 and I don't live with Tim and Ed any more)
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While it is easy to have theories around just what is really happening on LOST, I have a few that I want to make a note of now. Just in case they really comes back around. Hey, I'm going for Plot Points here! *grin*

Cut to protect you from spoilers.
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If they are removing all the nerves from a tooth when they do a root canal, why does ache afterward?

Recalling the high recommendations from Ms. [livejournal.com profile] boadiccea, I went quickly to the local Panera for an ICMango.
It helps some. I hope the advil kicks in before the Thurs gamers arrive.

whimper, whimper
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At an upcoming ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of the new Wilson Bridge expanses, the first 'official' car to cross the bridge will be Woodrow Wilson's 1923 Rolls Royce. How cool !!

Muppets

Apr. 28th, 2006 06:49 pm
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It really can't be much better than this....

<td align="center"> Krissy --
[noun]:

A real life muppet

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com</td>
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"Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains - except kill it." - Erich Fromm
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Snagged out of [livejournal.com profile] interdictor blog, the crew that has been posting to LJ from downtown New Orleans.
Update: it's 501(c)(3)-certified, so you'll get a tax write-off reciept!
http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/50924.html?thread=5688812#t5688812

My name is Ryan Patrick Sharpe, and I'm the President of the Get-Well Gamers
Foundation, a California-based Non-Profit organization that gives video games
and systems to children's hospitals across the US. I recieved a call this
afternoon from a Red Cross lady in El Paso, Texas, where we have donated to
hospitals in the area before. According to the Red Cross, they're expecting
5,000 refugees in El Paso shelters in the coming days, many of them children.
After hearing of what our charity does, the Red Cross has asked us for any kind
of entertainment we could provide- video games, DVDs, anything to help these
poor people escape their shattered lives for a little while.

Now, I
realize that video games aren't anywhere near a vital necessity for such a
tragedy, but having already done everything else I could (Cash to the relief
effort, Blood to the Red Cross, signing up the Foundation's office space for
temporary refugee housing) I welcome the chance to use my Foundation for
whatever good it can do. Believe me, right now I wish I'd gone into the
canned-food drive biz or something more practical, but I'm a gamer and my
charity has heretofore been a "By gamers, for gamers" kind of thing.

The
Red Cross lady said they were expecting the refugees within the next couple
days, but that they were expecting them to stay for weeks if not longer, so
we're going to start sending out PlayStations and Game Boy Advanced's Tuesday
(Monday if the post office makes an exception for relief mail) and will continue
to supply the various refugee camps as long as our inventory holds out.


If you wanna hear more, you can check out our website:


http://www.get-well-gamers.org/

Or just send any old, spare
videogames you might have to:

The Get-Well Gamers Foundation
21612
Hanakai Lane
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646

We're sending out stuff as
new as PS2's and as old as Super Nintendos, so don't worry about your stuff
being out of date. Hell, don't even worry about it being broken, we've got a
couple engineers on retainer who are good at resurfacing discs and fixing
consoles up.

Thanks again,
--Ryan Patrick Sharpe
President, The
Get-Well Gamers Foundation
www.get-well-gamers.org
"The Get-Well Gamers
Foundation- Giving Kids A Power-Up!"
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The American Humane Society has a begun to share their experiences and plans for rescuing the animals, domestic and otherwise, within the Hurricane ravaged areas.

http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer
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Pretty fluttery things that have made appearance in my chaotic world. In my back yard or at my office parking garage.

Leopard Moth


Giant Imperial Moth. Yep, about 6 inches across.


Pink! Pink it tell you! just viewed today 8/22/05


hmmm. guess I don't know how to get pictures to appear on LJ from scrapebook.

EDIT = YEAH ! i figured it out !
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