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November 21st, 2007

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08:44 am - stray thoughts
I'm thinking about getting a camera (a webcam, I guess you'd call it) for my G5. My dad's been after me for awhile to get one so we could internet chat instead of telephone. The problem is, I have no idea where to start looking for information on decent webcams. I guess I'll browse at cnet and see if anything pops up. (But if you have recommendations, I'm definitely open.)

This morning, in the shower, I was washing up and I hit an unfamiliar obstruction. I turn to look, and there's a band-aid on my right shoulder. I have no idea why. I'm annoyed. Who's been attacking me in my sleep. I look at the other band-aid on the arm, and I know where that came from. That's from a blood test. But why is there one on my arm. How does one get a bandage on her arm without being aware of it. I'm starting to get a little annoyed. I must have known it was there at some point. I review my day. Blood pressure, blood test, EKG, and then it hits me. I also had a tetnus shot yesterday. Ah. I feel a little stupid for getting mad, and I'm annoyed by the idea that alien abduction even crossed my mind for a fraction of a second. Ah, mornings.

I bought the last food mill at Bed, Bath, and Beyond yesterday. I was instructed by the kitchen gadget guy to tell my friends not to bother going there for their food mill needs. I will make the cranberry sauce either tonight after meeting with jtn, kyzoku, and the kids, or tomorrow morning, early.

My GP thinks I have tennis elbow, he recommends a brace and cutting down on the fine motor skills work (crochet he named, but I assumed he means beading and mailleing as well). Freaking tennis elbow. Go freaking figure.

Tomorrow is the last day of Provera.
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Date:November 21st, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)


I like when I suddenly have bruises or abrasions and I have no idea why. That's always fun.

As for webcams..I'm not sure how it would work with a mac type product but the one I got from logitech is great. Go mid range with them..it'll be adequate. I also recommend skype for smoothness and ease of use..if you can use it. See, here I am offering advice about things I know nothing about :) I think the last time I used my webcam was to show someone my purple hair. That would have been like 2 months ago. Oh no, Molly wanted to see herself last week. So there, I lied. :)

I heard food mill and I didn't think cranberry sauce..I thought persimmons! They were terrible this year which is shame 'cause I've really been craving them. Is a food mill really necessary for cranberries? I was just gonna cook 'em..let'em chill out..and serve 'em chunky :)

Give my babies extra hugs from me. I'm missing them like mad. Take good pics! I want pics of you WITH them, please. :) Every time I ask Simon if he remembers mommy's friend marci he's like 'uhhhhhhhh..'. I love that boy but he's kind of a doofus. Oh! Ask him about his homework! He's supposed to be doing this journal all about his trip. Info about the area, word problems about the distances..all kinds of stuff. :)

Too quiet here.
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Date:November 21st, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)

Re: 'kay

Skype is what my dad uses, so that's what I'd use too. 8-)

Food mill is not necessary, it's just optimal. The cranberry skins can be quite bitter so removing them cuts some of the tartness. It's still cranberry sauce; meaning it's still got plenty of tart, and it's still a bit chunky, not like the can at all, but it's got less of that puckery thing going on. I made it last year without a food mill and it was okay, but I could see where it could definitely be improved by removing the skins.

Bad news is, I've never used a food mill so it will be interesting to see if I get the hang of it, and also how easy it is to clean that lovely stainy stuff off.

I'll have to remember to run up and grab the camera. Hoppie wanted to take pictures of....honestly, I don't remember what, but he pulled the camera from the car, so we'll have to get it back.

Hoppie's laptop has a webcam that we've used a grand total of once, maybe. And even then I think it was a local thing, I don't think we were broadcasting. Webcams have always seemed so sleezy. But I know that's just the notorious ones. Plenty of normal, respectable people use webcams...I think.... 8-)
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Date:November 21st, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)

Re: 'kay

Well sure! I use mine sometimes to show my cousin what the kids are up to..like missing teeth..or cute drawings they did. And to show ppl what I did to my hair. Okay, yes, sometimes, I do sleazy stuff too. But I've gotta be hellaciously bored and very alone. And that doesn't happen much. :)
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Date:November 21st, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
The 'rents use Skype and it's not mac compatible. That's why we haven't been webcamming with them since the pc laptop died.
We'll have to re-webcam them before the rest of us can get in on it.
(just an fyi since I always have the urge to clarify)
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Date:November 21st, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Apparently the USB Video Class cameras are now natively supported in iChat. The catch is that most of them don't say that they are. Google around to check exact model numbers. (I think the newer Logitech QuickCams, the ones that say "Vista Ready", qualify.)
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Date:November 21st, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
you keep your bandaids on that long? I remove mine for fifteen minutes after a blood draw, and refuse one after injections.

I learned that 15 minutes is the best amount of time, the blood should have clotted but there's no nasty "youch!" from having the bandaid on for too long.

Date:November 22nd, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
The first thing to do before the webcam purchase - is to set your limits and to review the range of models. And the best place to do it is here http://www.webcam-list.com/blog/2007/11/webcam-and-videoconference.html

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