Saturday, May 17, 2008

Open Thread (with cake and ponies)

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to my Mom!

And next, a funny pony.

more cat pictures

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Frickin' Laser Beams!

I may or may not have mentioned that I have Google set as my home page. This is handy because I can log in to both Blogger and my e-mail from there. Also, it's a relatively innocuous page to have as the first thing I see when I get on the computer--I don't run a risk of being faced with a sad, horrifying, or maddening news headline the moment I venture onto the tubes. The upshot is that, if Google has a special treatment on their logo for a holiday or whatever, I see that right away. This morning I was greeted with this.

Ooh. Pretty. But what does it mean? I clicked, and it turns out the first laser was operated on May 16, 1960. So, Happy Birthday to frickin' laser beams.

Incidentally, I am not a huge fan of the Austin Powers movies. I kind of liked the first one, and didn't like the second. I think there was a third, but never saw it. But I did get a kick out of that scene, and think of it every time someone mentions laser beams.

By the way, I am interested in hearing suggestions people have of good movies to watch and fun board games to play with the kids, who are now 12 and 14.

Update: I've added a few new links to my shared items. Greetings from "The State of Perfect Balance".

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another open thread

We recently watched The Empire Strikes Back with the kids, so I've had this song in my head for the past couple days.

Update: I just watched Howard Dean's appearance on last night's episode of The Tonight Show. It is available online here.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Open Thread

By the way, I heard Olbermann mention something about a “Vote Both” web site last night, and that it was put up by Clinton supporters. Heard something about it again today, so I did a web search, and the first thing that came up was Vote Both dot org, which is apparently a protest site.

As for the site that is being protested, I'm linking it using the words Nightmare Ticket. (Just in case Googlebombing still works.)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Year

From Thankful over at BFA...

In Remembrance
~* ♥*~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~~* ♥ *~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~~* ♥ *~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~
Judy Lynne Cadoret
20 March 1957 - 13 May 2007
Much love, admiration, and damn it we miss you
~* ♥ *~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~~* ♥ *~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~~* ♥ *~ ♥ ~* ♥ *~

Thanks to Karen for posting this in the last thread.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Open Thread

This is my officially crabby-ass bad mood song. Posting it makes me feel a tiny bit better. Thank you for indulging me.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

In honor of the occasion, here's a picture of the first two dogs my mother raised for Canine Companions.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

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