Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sad Times

Bambi does not get along with Tawny, who belongs to Damm's mother. Several times she has been the aggressor and where Bambi goes, that's where Max (her brother and father-in-law's dog) goes. She has always been submissive, sweet, and gentle with us and the orclette. But the latest incident freaked out Damm's mother, and it seems like Bambi must go. I volunteered this solution because it seemed to be the best course of action. I still think it is. But I really wish I hadn't had to make it. So Bambi will go back to the rescue place which I have been assured never puts their dogs down. I don't much feel like getting another dog. And at the moment I hate this fucking place. Again. Please pardon my language, I don't typically use it. Only in stressful situations. Which I seem to be having a lot of.

Getting rid of Bambi, even though I've only had her 2 weeks, is possibly one of the hardest things I've had to do.

Friday, November 14, 2008

RL intrudes yet again in your WoW blogging readership.

So none of my job leads have paid of so far. We've reached stage 2.

Stage 1 consisted of following up the easy glowing leads and lazily hunting for jobs.

Stage 2 is making a list of 30 places I wouldn't mind working and visiting each one here in Cruces.

Why a list? Because when you don't have a list you stop trying after about 2 because its bloody depressing.

Why 30? Because it was a nice round number. Probably should be 50 or more.

Any bank:
1: Wells Fargo
2: Bank of America
3: Bank of the West
4: Bank of the Rio Grande

Non-fastfood restaurants:
5: Outback
6: Dublin's
7: Lorenzo's

Unfortunately that call center place:
8: Call center place.

9: The university.

Hotels? I don't think they do part time.
10: The E

11: Best buy?

Bleh gonna finish this list after I help my Dad measure the new fence for the dogs who are digging through what little grass he has.

The biggest problem I have is that I don't have a good idea of where to find jobs. Once I know of a job opening I'm usually pretty good about pitching myself I just don't know where to look. Really I think a major requirement at any university should be a course in job hunting. But thats the lazy in me speaking. That guy who found Garcia would have already found 1800 jobs and been hired at 10.

A Special Kind of Happy

Moon to me: "Your dog peed on my hat!"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bestest Day

Someone sent me a copy of Wrath of the Lich King. I don't know who they are, no one in the know will tell me. Supposedly I will find out when I log into Wrath, but the login server is currently down, no matter how many times I try it. So. To whoever sent that copy, you have my heartfelt thanks (that was my grownup thank you). I also love you and will give out hugs and kisses when I next see you, if you're a girl (that was my excited teenage thank you).

I HAS WRATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Okay so... now I know what all I don't know.

Yesterday I cracked open my layout options and clicked on the edit html button. Then I started fiddling. Kinda like a guy opening up an engine and unplugging things to see what they do.... with less damaging consequences.

I need a lot more graphic options and experience. I want to set up tab looking things across the top and have my blog on multiple pages. Not sure how to do that and still have blogger host it. My original idea was simply to host it on ishvi's site* and write a page for each link and fake the tabs... basically make the tabs a picture in the background. Meh....

Just brainstorming here.

Still in the last 24 hours.... and in the past 6 hours worth of study that I've put in I'm -really- happy with what I've learned to do. Html and CSS were never part of my studies in college and I greatly feel the lack somedays.

If anyone knows a good site or book for learning these things I'd greatly appreciate it. I really want tabs that don't require loading the whole page(just the section with tabs) and I'd like to just have a resource so that I don't have to google every question I have.

Well its Kara time for the boss and the mini-boss is exausted and needs agro tanking. Adios.

*not his blog... he has a domain he paid for with hosting junks. I'm not even sure I'm using the right words to describe all this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Playing with the CSS for the first time.

Please tell me if there are any bugs you notice.


Google chat: roughly 8:42pm MDT


I just realized why the servers are down so long



the game can't handle me having a 70


Its hard to see in this picture due to lighting but here is the entry way to our side of the house. See the curtain? It gives us privacy. See the half door? My dad installed it to keep the correct dogs out and in. Orclette shows you how to work the latch.

The left side of our office. No one sits here.
The right side of our office. This is where Wulfa raids currently.

Orclette staring out the window at the dogs.

Our puppy is on the right looking blurry. Her older brother is middle and Tawny my parents original pup is on the left.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The picture really says it all.

Christmas Tree

My Christmas tree is up. I love having the lights on at night, with Christmas music playing ... November and December are my favorite months. January is New Years and the Super Bowl. I don't care about the Super Bowl but there are parties so that makes it fun. February is Valentines, March is my birthday, April is our anniversary, and May, well there's nothing in May. Nothing in June either. July is the Orclette's birthday, August is boring, September is boring, and then there's October. That's when the anticipation begins, the stores start receiving their holiday displays and stock. Halloween is there but we've never done that one and I don't have any desire to do so. Sooo ...

What music/movies do you crave during the holiday season? What foods? What traditions must you do to make it feel special? And, if you are not the Christmas type, how do you survive the season? I ask because I'd love to expand my holiday collection of music/movies, and I love hearing how other people enjoy this most special time of year. And, if you believe in the Grinch, let me know and I won't bother you with all the Christmas minutiae that I'll be full up with :D

You know, this is a very bad time of year to be in the desert. Very bad indeed ..... no White Christmas. /sniff. No fireplace ...... no real need for steaming mugs of hot cocoa and cider ...... but you know what? I'm 24. 25? No, 24. 2008-1984. 24. And that means I can buy that special bottle of wine for Damm and I to enjoy. Ha! I'm an adult! Hehe. Oh that makes me feel better. (And yes, I really do have to take a moment and figure out my age. I never think about it, see, and it's also genetic. My mum doesn't remember how old she is and never remembers when I was born-although I think that's because she believes that you're only as old as you think you are and since she can't remember, she doesn't age. Heck, she's competing in 1/2 Ironmans and she's somewhere past 50 ....bah humbug I forgot to call her to see how she did. /bad daughter.)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And Thanksgiving in there somewhere!