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go here: http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~cjcolvar/baby/
for pictures of my baby; the page should get updated occasionally.
She's over two months now...crazy!
I went back to my job on Sept. 25 - two hours a day (is plenty).
Our answering machine died in a thunderstorm, and we haven't gotten a new one yet.
Today is shopping day.
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If you want to see my baby, go here: http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~cjcolvar/baby/.
Current Mood:
hungry hungry
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Yeah, as the subject implies, I'm bored at work. My boss is gone for the day and didn't leave me any work to do. I knew he was going to be gone, so I came in an hour late. Now I think I'll leave an hour early. That would make a grand total of one hour worked today. Not that I will have done much work in this hour besides the usual cleaning up of the email folders which takes about five minutes. Oh, and obssessively hitting the refresh button to see if there are any new emails that I could possibly answer.

Things to do today:
Either eat before I leave here (11ish) or try to find another place with a microwave later or wait till 2ish and use the CS department microwave.
Return library book to the SPEA/Business School library.
Return library books to the public library
See if there's anything I want to check out from the public library.
Find out if I have any library fines or if my account is still magically immune from overdue fines.
Meet Chris at 1:30.
Go to the bank.
Go to the CS department February birthdays party and eat free cake even though I'm not a CS student.
See if Chris wants to go to the Pakistani cooking demonstration at 5 and RSVP if he does.
Go home and clean or knit or write to Nancy or go for a walk, or hang around in town more.
Make dinner if we're not going to the cooking demonstration.
Possibly do something fun tonight since its Friday.
Current Mood:
content content
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I'm trying out writely.com, an online word processor. It has a feature to post to a blog . . . so let's see how it works!

This a test

This is only a test.

This is only a test.


Can't get fonts to change.
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Breakfast: gingersnap granola with milk; orange juice
Snack: one deviled egg (half an egg); mango juice blend

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hm, hm, still waiting for any trick-or-treaters to come...we bought candy and even put a skeleton on our door...they only have less than 45 minutes left in the "official trick-or-treat time", so they better hurry up and get here! 'Cause at 8:30pm sharp I'm taking the shower that I should've done yesterday!

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
starlightcat4 goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a tree.
autumnthing tricks you! You get an eraser.
brianho tricks you! You get a used tissue.
famouswithoutme tricks you! You get a used tissue.
jacobluest tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
maimerofhearts gives you 15 softly glowing banana-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
pathseeker42 gives you 8 blue raspberry-flavoured wafers.
shadowrazor7777 tricks you! You get a toothbrush.
sneaky_pete gives you 4 light blue strawberry-flavoured gumdrops.
thegurullamen gives you 18 milky white coffee-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
ubernerd83 gives you 13 red-orange coconut-flavoured gummy worms.
starlightcat4 ends up with 58 pieces of candy, an eraser, a used tissue, a used tissue, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, and a toothbrush.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

Now this is a sorry haul...and half my candy's nasty-flavored...coffee and banana, blech!
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This is for everybody that didn't get my email:

My brother's band (Glass Halo) entered a contest to win a chance to open for Hanson (yes they're still around, no I don't listen to them and neither does he) and they made it to the finals! If they win they will play Nov. 13 in Cincinnati. They're competing with three other bands and need lots of people to vote for them on Hanson's website. Only one vote per computer is allowed. The website is
Make sure to click the circle next to Glass Halo. This is a really exciting
opportunity for them, so please help and try to get as many people to vote as you can.

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So, last Wednesday Chris and I went to a talk about "Peak Oil". I'd heard of the idea once before - briefly - but it made sense then, and what we heard at the talk was very convincing also. What it boils down to is that at some point oil will no longer be plentiful. And if you stop to think about it, it really does make sense geologically. It takes millions of years for oil to form, but we have been using oil so fast. We're pumping oil out of the ground far faster than it is forming. This has been known for a long time. That's why in school you learn about oil being a non-renewable resource.

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It's fairly certain that peak oil will happen eventually. With the current trends in the rates of oil usage (increasing) and oil discovery (decreasing), it is likely that peak oil will happen soon on the global scale. The big questions are when? and with what consequences?

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...references and more thoughts coming later...right now I'm tired...

Oh, and yes, of course there are people who say the whole peak oil thing is a false alarm or impossible or a conspiracy or an idea dreamt up by irrational loonies, but from what I've seen so far, those people are either ignoring or denying some obvious facts.
Current Mood:
hot hot
Current Music:
rain on the skylight
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Your Silver-Age Superhero Career
LJ Username
Your alias first-name is:
Your alias last-name is:
You can turn....
You team up with... wayfarer82
...to battle: Bill Gates
You petition to join: the San Diego Chargers
Their response: you're not sure, but maybe the frantically hurled tomatoes were a bad sign
You are best remembered for: falling down a flight of stairs at the Oscars
Your heroic level: - 98%
This QuickKwiz by sigma7 - Taken 73893 Times.

...after about 10 times finally a decent turnout...
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