And now I’m all like
I’m off this week, I’ve been getting stuff done at home, and today’s the designated “de-clutter the living room and drop stuff off at Sparrow’s Nest day.” But I stopped to log in and check email, and also research an under-desk keyboard tray because the built-in one on my desk broke (no great loss).
Typically, I start with Google, as it’s my default home page. I have to admit, they got me with this one, but the story behind it is even better.
High school senior Sabrina Brady’s entry into Google’s annual Doodle 4 Google contest really stood out. The contest asks students in grades kindergarten through 12 to submit drawings based on a theme. The theme for 2013 was "My Best Day Ever," and Brady’s depiction of her greeting her father after his 18-month deployment in Iraq when she was 10 years old won.
Even though this is heartwarming, Google, I still refuse to see your movie. That’s too much of a stretch for me and my husband David. We saw the trailer the other day when we went to the Star Trek: Into Darkness matinee.
There, now you don’t have to see the movie either, it’s likely that all the good har-de-har laffs are in the trailer. I like Owen Wilson, but Vince Vaughn just creeps me out for some reason.
I had to start using 2 plugins on the church blog that use post formats to do the job that Miniposts does here. Not sure why it stopped working there.
Lifehacker wants to know if I work from home, but they
apparently don’t want me to quote their article, just comment
there. So I did, but kept screwing up their sign-in screen. What’s
the deal with creating a key that can’t be copied, only shown on
screen as an image?
Anyway, yes, I like working from home. It was particularly nice today watching the latest winter storm blow in and dump about 5 inches of snow.
However, network problems made my day somewhat challenging, and as David was home today too, he had to listen to my howls of outrage from my
upstairs office. Still, it wasn’t as challenging as the co-worker
who had to replace her hard drive on her computer today, with tech
support on the phone walking her through it no doubt! Link: href=’http://lifehacker.com/5986836/do-you-work-from-home’>Do
You Work From Home?
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Title: Mythbusters: Who Wants To Live Forever @donttrythis @Jamienotweet
Originally uploaded: 10 Nov ’12, 9.04pm CST
Taken at Lucky Monk, Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates
Title: My Fish Tacos Are Almost Gone, and I Haz A Sad Before #MythbustersRoadShow
Originally uploaded: 10 Nov ’12, 6.43pm CST
Ran across this just now via a Twitter link, great site and nice formatting, too.
I’ve been wondering about this false narrative of failure, too. It’s another example of political projection; they’re still sore that “George W. Bush was a miserable failure” in the Googles.
Obama has been a lot more successful than Republican obstructionism ought to have allowed him to be; guess we can add “Republican obstructionism is a miserable failure” to their list of dubious accomplishments
In Republican reality, President Obama is a failure. You’d only suggest otherwise for purposes of making a joke. But in reality, the only people who consider an unmitigated failure are those who consider George W. Bush a success. President Obama didn’t blow the surplus, invade the wrong country and preside over the worst financial crisis in half a century. But he did end the war in Iraq, get bin Laden, save the auto industry while passing student loan, credit card and health care reform. Accomplishments like a law mandating equal pay and ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell aren’t impressive to the right wing. But to most Americans the improvements have been palpable. The stock market, for instance, has skyrocketed, which is no consolation to those still out of work. But it means security for the millions of Americans with 401ks.
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Title: Grandma’s Hoopskirt Sidechair Is Available For Interviews About Medicare #Eastwooding #Amercia
Originally uploaded: 1 Sep ’12, 9.42am CDT