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This Day in My History

2000: Meeting Tipper
2001:  Death is Alive and Well
2002:  Hello, Knees
2003:  Yes Sirrr!
2004:  The Next Chapter
Five by Five
2006:  Who You Taking to the Witch Burning?

"Annie Get Your Gun"

Books Read in 2007

Updated 4/9:
"Mutant Message from Forever"


"Paul's Memorial - Tom"

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Mefeedia Video Archive

My Favorite Video Blogs

Desert Nut

(for others, see Links page)

Look at these videos!
The Zimmers --
(you MUST watch this!)
Wizard of Oz--Alternate Ending
Phil Donahue vs. Bill O'Reilly
Drunk Driving Test
Steve Irwin Meets Ross the Intern
Volcanic Eruption 4/2/07
Polar Bear Cub

Family Stories Vlog
(updated 4/13/07)

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Easter 2007
365 Days of Me


30 April 2007

I don't know what is going to happen. I'm writing this on the fly, in code, in Internet Explorer, on my 'guest' account.

We went off today to San Francisco and I shut off the computer before we left. We also said goodbye to Dakota, in case she found herself a home while we were gone (Ashley was going to pick her up and take her to meet a family.)

We had a great day. I have this wonderful entry half written, which I can't use, for reasons which I will explain in a minute.

We went to the Lamplighters' concert version of Carousel, which was very good. When it was over, we went with some good friends to dinner at Buca di Beppo. It was a little sad because the last time we were there, Mina was with us--she died earlier this year. But it was still good to be with everyone else.

We left for home around 8:30, wondering what we'd find when we got here. I was surprised at how sad I was when there were only two little furry bodies greeting us at the front door. I didn't want to keep Dakota, but I did want to keep Dakota. It's probably a good thing I wasn't here when she left. There was no message from Ashley, so I don't know what happened, but I hope she's curled up in some happy new lap tonight..

Walt was exhausted. He had driven all the way home because I had not been able to sleep last night, so I slept most of the way home. He went off to bed. I was very sleepy, but I had promised the psychiatrist that I would finish a report for him before I went to sleep.

I started the computer.

It started the way it normally does and I bit the bullet, turned on the modem and checked e-mail to see if there was any word from Ashley. I can't remember exactly what happened next. I read all the e-mail, went to look at the photos I'd taken today, and that's when I noticed that there was no task bar at the bottom of the screen. No buttons to take me to the program I wanted to use.

No problem. I'll just shut down the photo viewer and start the program from the desktop.

Only there was no desktop. My wallpaper was there, but there were no program showing at all. Nothing. Nada. I could not get anything to show. No way. I tried everything I knew.

I finally shut down the computer and started it up again. This time I went in in the "guest" mode. Everything came up just fine. Only, of course, I can't use my programs or my settings. All of the macros for the psychiatrist, e-mail, etc., etc., etc.

I thought that perhaps I could do a "switch user" and go back into my personal settings. Miraculously, it all came up like it always has. All the icons were there on the desktop, the task bar was back. Whew. Crisis averted!

Only crisis not averted. All the icons were there, but they were all frozen. Nothing would work. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

So I'm sitting here not knowing what the hell I'm going to do. I don't know how I'm going to get the psychiatrist's work done. I don't know how I'm going to post journal entries. I don't know anything. I just want to sit in a chair and cuddle a puppy.

But the puppy isn't here either.




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