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Monday, Jan. 30, 2006
Sergeant Pepperonis Not-So-Lonely Hearts Club Band

This meme stolen shamelessly from nicim. Everyone else is welcome to pick up and run with it! The idea is to choose a single group/singer and respond to each category, describing yourself solely by the use of their song titles:


Are you male or female?
Another Girl
She's A Woman

Describe yourself.
Act Naturally
The Long And Winding Road
Think For Yourself
Don't Let Me Down

How do some people feel about you?
Good Morning, Good Morning
Ask Me Why
Eight Days A Week

How do you feel about yourself?
We Can Work It Out
The Inner Light
Getting Better
All You Need Is Love

Describe your current partner
All My Love
You Really Got A Hold On Me
How Do You Do It?
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
'Til There Was You

Describe the one you love.
In My Life
Don't Ever Change
Besame Mucho
This Boy
Good Day Sunshine

Describe where you want to be.
When I Get Home
Drive My Car
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Here There and Everywhere
Moonlight Bay

Describe what you want to be.
Ain't She Sweet
Magical Mystery Tour
When I'm Sixty-Four
Sure to Fall (In Love With You)

Describe how you live.
Things We Said Today
I've Got A Feeling
Here Comes The Sun

Describe how you love
Across The Universe
I Call Your Name
All Together Now
From Me To You
Like Dreamers Do

The new hosting service wasn't off to an auspicious start; four days after we signed up, the site was still down. And their response when I reported the problem? A thinly-veiled insult. When you tell someone the site's down and you can't access either the controls or see your pages, it's a pretty straightforward thing, and their tech help asked me to be more specific.

Let's just say I got pretty darned "specific" with them before it was all over, and also moved my main sites back to the old hosting service. I still have a test site sitting on the new service, but not not moving the other stuff over until we are sure that the sucker's going to work consistently. So is on the old server (along with some of our other web projects) and is on the new site.

I'm playing with some nifty new toys on the new site; it's still in progress so not all of the links are working; but I decided to try out some flash buttons. (If you have the latest edition of Mozilla Firefox and can't see the flash elements, there's a link on the .net site to an extension that'll enable flash. The macromedia plugins aren't keeping up with the Mozilla upgrades - like so many other plugins and extensions, unfortunately.) The .com site is running with MC's work; he built a pretty comprehensive interactive site. He's still working on some of the elements and I still need to go through and fix some of the spelling and language, though overall it's pretty damned impressive. The page is slick, accessible, and highly functional.

This weekend was incredibly busy, though most of it was centered around getting the web stuff working. I'm just glad we were able to GET things working. At least I'm no longer swearing alone, hehehe.

The rest of the weekend was mostly routine stuff: laundry, cleaning, cooking, yada yada. Unfortunately last night the routine got really soggy really fast when we ended up with a plumbing failure in the bathroom. We managed to get the water turned off but in the interim the carpet was drenched. (Did I ever mention how much I hate having a carpeted bathroom and kitchen? This is precisely why.) I was just groaning and thinking it was going to take every towel we had to sop up the worst of the mess - but MC came to the rescue, suggesting that newsprint is also very absorbent. We had an old Sunday newspaper from last weekend and sure enough, that picked up most of the excess liquid; I also had one of those super-absorbent small towels I'd bought to wash the truck. Once the newspaper did it's thing, the small towel picked up a lot more, and I finished things up with the big towel we normally use for the dog. It's not exactly dry in there this morning but fortunately it's supposed to be over 60 degrees here today. When I go home for lunch I'm going to open the window in the bathroom and hopefully that'll help the drying process.

They got the repairs done last night, thank goodness, so at least we don't have to worry with that today. And while it hasn't been very long since I shampooed, when I was mopping up the water I was rinsing the small towel in a cleaning solution of Spic 'n Span; the color of the water suggests I should probably get a shampooer and go back over the bathroom carpet again. But at least the bathroom smelled great this morning!

The timing of the disaster wasn't the greatest - I had homemade pizza in the oven when everything went ka-plooey. It didn't burn, but we didn't get to eat until it was cold, darn it. Nuking it in the microwave just isn't the same.

Since I made two small pizzas and have only one pizza pan (something I intend to remedy soon,) I waited to cook the second one until after everything else had been handled and I'd taken a shower. It was nearly 9pm before it was done. We still each had a small slice from the second pizza before consigning the rest to the fridge. The leftovers will probably be lunch today.

Ack - guess I'd better sign off for now. It's going to be a busy week; it's already starting out that way. But overall could've been far worse. Nobody got hurt. Nothing was permanently damaged, and (to continue along the vein of Beatles music) life goes on.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )