April 24th, 2008

dreamy with flowers, Alice

Shall Jonathan, who has accomplished this great victory in Israel, die? G-d forbid!

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Scott sent me a pair of buttons. I'll catch a picture of myself wearing one of them. Hoppie swiped the other one. It says, "Paying it forward since 1995." I'm very keen on it. Speaking of buttons and pins, this has been my week for them. I got a Derby pin while I was in town and...(oooh, segway time!)

I heard this rendition of Chad Gad Ya (Had Gadya) on Chaggigah. It's beautiful. The mp3 link is about 2/3rds the way down the page. Look for Chava Albertstein. There was a kickass "Echod Mi Yodeah" too.
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My local Curves in Kentucky (which everyone is quick to point out is not my local Curves as many more have sprung up) has a stretching machine. That think is awesome. The stretching from that is incredible. Good enforced positions.
Drakken pout

Dodgy ipod

Mr. Belding (Saved by the Bell) is at the Red Sox game in a Sox cap!

Grrr. My ipod is officially pronounced not working. It's under warrantee, and they'd swap it out at the Apple store for free, but it's got an inscription on it and I'd like my new ipod to have it too, so I need to go through Apple via mail. So I get home and look up the number. Well, my warrantee doesn't cover phone support so the website doesn't give me the number, so I have to go through the general mail. Fine, whatever. I navigate my way through the menus, offend the computer system which is sure it can help me. It helps most callers who call. It told me so. Eventually I get to a person. She tells me that because the ipod is older than 6 months, even though it's covered by warrantee, I have to pay shipping to and from. So to receive my free engraving, I have to pay 31$ in shipping fees. *sigh* I think when it dies, I will not be replacing it with another Apple product. I think that's a silly policy. I think it's silly that the guys at the Apple store couldn't do this and take the ipod and all the information and send it off for me and I think it's silly that they have a 6 month shipping policy, either do it for the full term or not at all (My ipod, in case you were wondering, is 8 months old). I have a feeling it will come back with no inscription since she didn't confirm I wanted the same thing, but maybe that's just understood, or they'll actually fix this unit instead of swapping it out for another. If it comes back wrong, I will hit the roof in spectacular style.

They're shipping it DHL which I hate. It will take a week, which I hate. DHL doesn't ever leave stuff. They demand signatures, but they never show up when they say they will (at least not here) so that will suck. I also have to figure out how best to sync what I have since I've uploaded data from both my mac and my pc and I'd prefer not to have to redo my playlists. I'll have to read through more docs to find out if I can store playlist information somewhere.

I know it's not like the worst thing that ever happened to anyone ever, but I'm very tired and I'm feeling very old. And I have to unearth the Passover dishes and actually cook some food. Maybe a big slab of KP meat will cheer me up. Mmmmm, food therapy. Exactly what they say you shouldn't do.
Documentation Damsel in a Dress

Booking through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Do your reading habits change in the Spring? Do you read gardening books?Even if you don't have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? Less? Travel books? Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack?
Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year?

I tend to mix my reading up quite a bit anyway, but I've not noticed any seasonal variance, unless you count that I tend to read annotated novels at the first of the year, but that's because I spent any bookshop gift certificates buying them. (There's a "great" reason for that, and by great, I mean it makes sense only to me - I don't feel like I'm worth the money normally, but if it's found money than I can spend it however I wish, and that's what I wish!) So, no.

Brisket is in the oven with red potatoes and onions, spices and chicken broth. It should cook for round about 3 hours. I just had lunch (at 4:40!) of marshmallows, fruit leather, and chocolate covered macaroons. Gotta love Passover! I'm thinking of making stuffing of quiche (from a mix) with dinner, but there's a lot of food. I'll ask wassisname when he gets home.