Monthly Archive: August 2005

Aug 31

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Prefaced: I don’t know a whole lot about this Blingo thing, *but* I do know someone xaviermuskateer who won a $25 gift certificate yesterday!

Here’s the info anyway:

Blingo is a new search engine that gives away prizes every day like Sony PlayStation Portables, Apple iPods, Visa gift cards, a year of free movies at Blockbuster Online, and more.

By joining Blingo Friends you can invite your friends to use Blingo, and when one of them wins a prize you win the same prize. That means if one of your friends wins an iPod, you win one too.

Just click this link to join Blingo Friends (it only takes 15 seconds), or copy it and paste it into your browser:

ginathelintqueen and Blingo

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Aug 30

I’m in love

I’m in NY and I’m in love.

You see there’s this company, called Fresh Direct, and they will bring you your groceries. And not just the “dry goods” that netGrocer (who I used to love back in the day) used to bring. No, they bring the fresh goods too — the milk, the artisanal cheeses, the orange juice, the spinach greens. But they go one step better than that too — they will bring you whole, already-cooked, ready to heat-and-serve meals — and good ones too!

Jeff (whom I do still love, of course) and I placed an experimental order this week, as I’m working his place and there’s nothing to eat here *and* all the cooking implements are still in boxes(1). Last night we ate the ravioli with slow-cooked tomato sauce and corn-on-the-cob (which we nuked in moist paper towels, my favorite way of cooking corn) slathered with the butter that they also brought (and salt that Jeff nicked from work).

Tonight we’re having roasted lemon-thyme chicken with asparagus and potatoes gratin. Dessert will not be an issue as there’s a gelato place across the street :)

Granted, this is nothing much more different than you can pick up at a Harris Teeter, but (a) there’s a much wider selection of goodies and (b) *they bring it to you*!!!

(1) and not likely to be unboxed soon as they’re now making noises about him moving to Mineapolis. I kid you not.

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Aug 25

Going to NYC

Will be in NYC from Friday (26th) through Labor Day if anyone there wants to grab a drink or whatnot.  Am quite glad to be heading out for a bit.

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Aug 19


From meep and editgirl

1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.
my answers

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Aug 18


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Aug 08

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I often dream that my right knee1 won’t bend properly.

When I’m dreaming I know that lack of mobility isn’t right somehow; that my knee will bend if I only get it moving the right way (though I’m never able to, it seems).  I think I’ve also woken up several times knowing that I’d had one of those “knee-won’t-bend” dreams, but I’ve never been able to capture that before it slipped away.  Then, a few weeks ago I was talking with Jeff when — all-of-a-sudden (and quite out of the context of the conversation) — I remembered that my knee won’t move in my dreams, but, leery of interrupting the conversation, I didn’t say anything and the realization fell out of my head again. (poof)

Last night I was reading ursulav‘s entry on sleep paralysis when I finally became consciously aware of my strange dream paralysis.  I quickly opened my LJ client and typed the first sentence of this entry so I’d be sure not to lose it again (yah me!).

Now, as for what to do with this information:  still no clue there.

1 Yes, that is the knee upon which I had surgery.  These dreams predate the injury (or at least the more recent and incapacitating injury that prompted the surgery) by years and years though.

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Aug 04

Another Europe story…

This one in HTML format, as I needed a table.

The Great Language Acquisition Experiment

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