October 10th, 2004


Sunday, October 10

Boy was yesterday a busy and fun day!

Up fairly early to do dad stuff with the boys... which turned into evil mean guy with kids when homework was started... but we all recovered from that (haha).
~ made a run to the "bulk barn" again and I'm loaded for bear on the trial-mix track... my ass is going to go on strike... I just know it. :)

Last night was really special...
we went to a 40th b-day party for [ :: this guy... :: ]
and he and his wife had the dinner party for 18 people catered. So all the food was shi-shi-poo-poo stuff...
[ :: Suz and Odil, eating smoked salmon and caviar ... :: ]
I don't much dig caviar... but I was all over the Beef Wellington made with fillet mig-non! no seriously though... the meal was freaking amazing... and the concept of having a private party catered was smashing!
It was a very wine oriented event... with special wines, like... no really... ice wines, aparatifes (sp?), ports, and stuff (most of which I have little or no appreciation for but I can dig that everyone was having a grand time with it)... I had the small serving of this "pre meal" apple / honey wine thing that is served almost frozen ... to cleanse the pallet... (um, yeah, whatever... )
Note: of the 18 party go'ers... 2 pair brown shoes, 1 red and the [ :: rest were black... :: ] (why do I care about this??? no idea... )
[ :: this is me...  :: ]
[ :: this is a girl named moo... a very old and dear friend... :: ]

Any ways... we got to my moms house at 2:00 (babysitter for the evening) and home with the boys by 2:30 and man... long, very fun night.

~ pj pants
~ comfy black hoodie
~ shower!!
~ back a cake... actually cup cakes...
~ no TKD today...
~ go to dinner at my folks house (thanks giving dinner) with a very large gathering of my extended family... !!
~ watch Desperate House Wives.
~ to point out that kumi simply cannot look bad in a photograph... ever...
~ that something gives for my friend distortedgirl... because those options suck sugar...
~ that no gets what she wants... (and btw... great snag on the name "no"!!!)

Yesterday marked day 28. and in contrast to every other time I've quit smoking in the last five years... I really have not cheated this time at all!!! I'm having moments when I really think this time might be different... feeling good about it... (last night was a challenge... and it went fine!)

I read that Alias will not start up again until after Desperate House Wives runs it's season, which means, no new Alias until January!!! Bummer!

(no subject)

ok... cupcakes are in the oven...
(and so are two cake pans... destined to be freezer fodder for serious choco goodness next weekend... :D)
~ and the shower is up just as soon as the oven is empty. :D

~ do you think I should change my "default" icon?


~ our thanksgiving dinner was wonderful!!

Tarts... tarts... everywhere.
Sadly, my father had to be away (for the first time in ... I can't remember!!) from our family meal on thanksgiving.  Good friends of theirs had a "roll over" type car accident and while neither required hospital care... they were shaken up (of course) and my da... zoomed off on a two hour drive to get them home and settled. He returned home just after dessert.

~ my folks had a box of "old stuff" out for the kids to dig around in a take stuff from ...
[ :: geo decided he liked the 1982 sunglasses... k2 sun glasses!! :: ]

ISP update

~Web Site stuff... I was bitching about the other night via a phone conversation review with my ISP.
It seems that the graphic I have of all the various survivor logos morphing into one another, weighing in at 400k was just too darn big.
Dig this...
A residential account gets their dsl hook up and four megs of space on their server.  You get a limit of 4 gb of upstream monthly bandwidth and some huge amount of download. (when you look at my web site it uses "upstream" bandwidth... and I never go over 4 gigs per month... never)  This however is not the issue.
Residential accounts also get 1 gb of upstream monthly bandwidth from the ISP server in that "4 megs of webspace".
Ok... a bit weeny but ok so far...
Now... devide 1 gb by the number of 15 minute blocks there are in a momth and that's your "allowable" 15 minute transfer volume. 
Which is why, my putting the Survivor logo on their site to speed up load times of my survivor page resulted in all the static graphics dropping from view on my web site... (I host a bunch of the little tiny static images on my web site on my ISP's server to speed up load times...)

Dude... one picture of your grand kid steps on that limit!!
It's totally fucking bogus and stupid and rediculous and piss me off dumb ass.
So I'm going to write letters to every single employee at www.magma.ca and explain my opinion to them.
(I'm working on the employee email list as I sit here!!!)

digital camera

~ I've come to the inescapable conclusion that I hate my digital camera.  It's a Pentax, Optio 33LF.
I don't recommend the Pentax digital line at all!!! (of course, I'm gonna want to sell mine... so I should shut up... ;D hahaha)

Every time I compare it to something... I get all bent because of how crummy the non flash pictures are (jiggle fuzzy - so I always use a mini tripod and the 2 second timer to avoid the jiggle) or how cold the flash pictures are (cold colours from the flash).  i.e. The canon Elf... the 3.2, the 4.0 and the 5.0 mpx cameras are smaller... all the same features...plus sound on the mpegs and ... you can snap away like mad indoors without the flash and get non-fuzzed-out pictures.  I want the 4.0 mpx version of that camera.