February 14th, 2006

hermione by oatmilk

and she's back

11:15 I got my new computer. Pretty good. And I had a touchbase meeting at 10am, so I visited 2nd floor people afterward (my main prof was in class until 11:30). I lost my Outlook signature, my favorites, and Mozilla in the transition, but I haven't noticed anything else yet; the signature is easily recreateable, I barely had any Bookmarks, and Mozilla is easy to redownload.
hermione by oatmilk

Tomorrow is St. Claude la Colombière.

8 hours of sleep last night.  Not so much happening tonight, huh?
I'm definitely fighting off a cold, but I think I'll win.

The AvonWalk commercial or whatever it is The Breast Cancer 3-Day commercial has one bald woman, and Mary Alice commented on how great she looks and she mentioned how Natalie Portman was bald in some role and looked great and I suggested V for Vendetta and she didn't know but IMDb-ing afterward I was right.  And I totally knew this thanks to your icon.

At dinner tonight my dad was talking about how hybrids that look funny sell well but hybrid SUVs that look like regular SUVs don't sell at all 'cause so much of the point of getting a hybrid is being able to advertise the fact that one drives a hybrid, and driving and SUV is totally anithetical to that image.

I watched snippets of the Olympic skating with my mom tonight.  Including a guy of whom I had seen icons earlier in the weekCollapse )

Amazon's having a 4-for-3 promotion on select titles -- though you still have to have specifics in mind or a lot of free time 'cause SFF is 220 pages and Teens is 179.  On the bottom of the Teens page?  Elmo Loves You (Big Bird's Favorites Brd Bks) (Board book) / by Sarah Albee, Maggie Swanson (Illustrator)

I feel like I should have more anecdotes, but today was a slow day.

Joy, however.  Got an e-mail, subject line: The Beauty in the Stones.  Body text: "Hey. I just read this and I had to let you know that is was one of the sweetest things I've ever read. // Sorry to bother you."




My cunning plan for V-Day was to just ignore it, but clearly that hasn't happened.  [Though I was amused to realize as I walked into work that my all-black outfit could have been construed as a statement on the day.  It was honestly just because I had a meeting and think black looks professional; plus I like that outfit.]

"Valentine" by the Get Up Kids [sing365.com lyrics here] came up on random on my WinAmp and I thought I'd share for anyone who's feeling bitter.  And then "You Are My Joy" by Reindeer Section [stlyrics.com lyrics here] came up, so I'm sharing that, too, for those who are happily partnered.

Cat, this made me think of you.

Linda's from Arizona and said when she didn't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day she would celebrate Arizona's statehood instead.  I meant to e-mail Nao 'cause of that.

2 years; wow.

via illiterate, hp_hardcore valentines (and from 2005).  Much with the squicky, though I find some of them fabulous.

via wisdomeagle: a fabulous V-Day card (because of the surprise object of the letter)

Also: linguist valentines (via sineala)

I realized as the train pulled into my home station that I could have gotten flowers for my mom.  My brother sent her an e-card, though.  At least one of us wins :)