ithildin
10 December 2013 @ 01:53 pm
No one told me Disney had Hell Land  
or, this is what we get for being spontaneous.

[personal profile] strangevisitor7 was flying in to L.A. on business, and since it was only a 6 hour drive, we decided to head down after work on Friday. And [personal profile] ninjababe was just two days out from her birthday, so we decoded to go to Disneyland on Saturday. We were pooped, but still, we were having a grand time. And it had rained throughout the morning, and once it cleared up, it was cold - cold for SoCal. But that did a lovely job of clearing out some of the crowds. About 8pm, Nin started feeling unwell, by 9pm, the poor thing had lost the contents of her stomach. We will never look at A Small World the same way again. Our first thought was food poisoning, which would have been bad, since all three of us shared appetizers for dinner. But after getting Nin cleaned up, and waiting around till she felt she could travel (we were 45 minutes from our hotel), Casey and I were both still feeling fine. So we figured she had gastroenteritis aka 'stomach flu'. Of course, that brought up my next worry - it's highly contagious, and I'd drunk from her water bottle, soda, etc.. Not to mention we had to share a bed this trip. Anyway, we get ready to leave L.A. on Sunday, and I start getting texts from my assistant, telling me that the gorge was closed between Mesquite and St. George, that most of the streets in St. George were closed, and that there were people stranded in the gorge overnight due to the snowstorm we'd had on Saturday. I know if you live in an area that gets snow all the time, 6-11 inches isn't a big deal, but our cities don't even own snowplows! And we live in a rural area, which makes it worse. So we don't know if we can get home, and Nin's still not feeling great, so we decide to book a room in Vegas, and for Nin to go see a doctor Monday morning before we head home. Last night, we finally make it home. And guess what? Gastroenteritis really DOES have a 48 hour incubation period! I am so sick right now, I want to pull a rock over me. And it's been so cold -- makes it hard to remember that a few months ago it was 105 on a daily basis. It's been down to 5 at night. Our chickens are very unhappy, poor things. Though I must say, it's so pretty outside! I'm pretty sure this will be one Dland trip we won't forget.
 
 
ithildin
05 June 2013 @ 08:16 pm
I Am so MAD!  
I couldn't get my Yahoo mail to display properly -- all the buttons to move to the next page were gone. So I closed my browser, restarted computer, thinking there was some issue with me. Still didn't work. So I started researching and it turns out THEY DID IT ON PURPOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My inbox is one long endless scrolling page. I could cry. I've been with Yahoo 13 YEARS! Almost all my non personal email is centered there. I can't even comprehend what it's going to take to try and switch to another service. I loathe Gmail, stuck with Yahoo, and this is what they do. Just trying to delete mail without the ability to do it page by page? ARGH!! And the icing on the cake? Their Twitter is preening over the change, links to the blog post about it, asks what you think, and guess what? comments are disabled. FAIL!
 
 
ithildin
02 September 2012 @ 01:51 pm
This Is My Brain  
Guess who thought her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles story was due the 13th and just discovered that the 13 needs to have the 1 removed, making it a 3? That's right, it's due TOMORROW!!! Considering I haven't even started it, want to take bets that I'll actually have a story to post tomorrow? Could be fun!
 
 
ithildin
02 September 2012 @ 01:51 pm
This Is My Brain  
Guess who thought her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles story was due the 13th and just discovered that the 13 needs to have the 1 removed, making it a 3? That's right, it's due TOMORROW!!! Considering I haven't even started it, want to take bets that I'll actually have a story to post tomorrow? Could be fun!
 
 
ithildin
02 September 2012 @ 01:51 pm
This Is My Brain  
Guess who thought her [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles story was due the 13th and just discovered that the 13 needs to have the 1 removed, making it a 3? That's right, it's due TOMORROW!!! Considering I haven't even started it, want to take bets that I'll actually have a story to post tomorrow? Could be fun!
 
 
ithildin
16 July 2012 @ 04:27 pm
Great  
We just went under a severe thunderstorm alert. Similar storm hit St George yesterday, where I work, and there was lots of flooding and damage.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN UTAH

* UNTIL 500 PM MDT

* AT 408 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL... AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTH OF HURRICANE... OR 18 MILES EAST OF ST GEORGE... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... HURRICANE... LA VERKIN... TOQUERVILLE... VIRGIN... ROCKVILLE AND SPRINGDALE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY... A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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ithildin
16 July 2012 @ 04:27 pm
Great  
We just went under a severe thunderstorm alert. Similar storm hit St George yesterday, where I work, and there was lots of flooding and damage.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN UTAH

* UNTIL 500 PM MDT

* AT 408 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL... AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTH OF HURRICANE... OR 18 MILES EAST OF ST GEORGE... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... HURRICANE... LA VERKIN... TOQUERVILLE... VIRGIN... ROCKVILLE AND SPRINGDALE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY... A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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ithildin
16 July 2012 @ 04:27 pm
Great  
We just went under a severe thunderstorm alert. Similar storm hit St George yesterday, where I work, and there was lots of flooding and damage.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN UTAH

* UNTIL 500 PM MDT

* AT 408 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL... AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTH OF HURRICANE... OR 18 MILES EAST OF ST GEORGE... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE... HURRICANE... LA VERKIN... TOQUERVILLE... VIRGIN... ROCKVILLE AND SPRINGDALE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY... A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE... SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH... PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS... DESTRUCTIVE HAIL... AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER... PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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ithildin
29 October 2011 @ 12:34 pm
More Stupid Tumblr Questions  
Now that I'm not posting from my phone, a little more detail.

My first experience with Tumblr was yesterday and this. Which surprised me, as I thought it was a place for images, but this seems like a blog. Then I got an extra dose of confusion when I followed a link to another tumblr account and found fic. So that leads me back to link one (Memos From Fury. Freaking hilarious!) - is the easiest way to follow/keep up with/track a tumblr account to have one of your own? Is there some sort of reading list/following list? Do I need one of these things? Hell, there's probably an app, isn't there? Do I need one more 'thing' to log in to every day?
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ithildin
29 October 2011 @ 12:34 pm
More Stupid Tumblr Questions  
Now that I'm not posting from my phone, a little more detail.

My first experience with Tumblr was yesterday and this. Which surprised me, as I thought it was a place for images, but this seems like a blog. Then I got an extra dose of confusion when I followed a link to another tumblr account and found fic. So that leads me back to link one (Memos From Fury. Freaking hilarious!) - is the easiest way to follow/keep up with/track a tumblr account to have one of your own? Is there some sort of reading list/following list? Do I need one of these things? Hell, there's probably an app, isn't there? Do I need one more 'thing' to log in to every day?
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ithildin
29 October 2011 @ 12:34 pm
More Stupid Tumblr Questions  
Now that I'm not posting from my phone, a little more detail.

My first experience with Tumblr was yesterday and this. Which surprised me, as I thought it was a place for images, but this seems like a blog. Then I got an extra dose of confusion when I followed a link to another tumblr account and found fic. So that leads me back to link one (Memos From Fury. Freaking hilarious!) - is the easiest way to follow/keep up with/track a tumblr account to have one of your own? Is there some sort of reading list/following list? Do I need one of these things? Hell, there's probably an app, isn't there? Do I need one more 'thing' to log in to every day?
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ithildin
20 October 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Not Cool  
I was really looking forward to the On Stranger Tides DVD BluRay coming out, because I love deleted scenes, and the behind the scenes stuff. So Tuesday, I open my preorder from Amazon, stick it in the machine, and.... ARGH! No deleted scenes! Just a teensy sorta blooper reel. And no behind the scenes stuff -- apparently, you had to get the 3D version for that!?!?!!? Not a happy camper. Captain America better not pull that crap on me.
 
 
ithildin
20 October 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Not Cool  
I was really looking forward to the On Stranger Tides DVD BluRay coming out, because I love deleted scenes, and the behind the scenes stuff. So Tuesday, I open my preorder from Amazon, stick it in the machine, and.... ARGH! No deleted scenes! Just a teensy sorta blooper reel. And no behind the scenes stuff -- apparently, you had to get the 3D version for that!?!?!!? Not a happy camper. Captain America better not pull that crap on me.
 
 
ithildin
20 October 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Not Cool  
I was really looking forward to the On Stranger Tides DVD BluRay coming out, because I love deleted scenes, and the behind the scenes stuff. So Tuesday, I open my preorder from Amazon, stick it in the machine, and.... ARGH! No deleted scenes! Just a teensy sorta blooper reel. And no behind the scenes stuff -- apparently, you had to get the 3D version for that!?!?!!? Not a happy camper. Captain America better not pull that crap on me.
 
 
ithildin
23 September 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Just Perfect  
Just when I think we're getting somewhere. Had saved up some money to get Prudence and Chassie fixed, the last of the kittens, and then our vet sold her practice, which we discovered driving by and seeing a 'under new ownership' banner, so that's one whole thing, but the money instead went to pay for the car today, which decided to choose now to need fixing. Perfect ending to a perfect week /sarcasm.
 
 
ithildin
23 September 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Just Perfect  
Just when I think we're getting somewhere. Had saved up some money to get Prudence and Chassie fixed, the last of the kittens, and then our vet sold her practice, which we discovered driving by and seeing a 'under new ownership' banner, so that's one whole thing, but the money instead went to pay for the car today, which decided to choose now to need fixing. Perfect ending to a perfect week /sarcasm.
 
 
ithildin
23 September 2011 @ 06:21 pm
Just Perfect  
Just when I think we're getting somewhere. Had saved up some money to get Prudence and Chassie fixed, the last of the kittens, and then our vet sold her practice, which we discovered driving by and seeing a 'under new ownership' banner, so that's one whole thing, but the money instead went to pay for the car today, which decided to choose now to need fixing. Perfect ending to a perfect week /sarcasm.
 
 
ithildin
05 September 2011 @ 01:48 am
Annoying Things  
I hate the new Yahoo mail. In their desire to be like Gmail, they've ruined what I liked about them. For months, they gave you the option of using the old or the new, but a few weeks back, it was new or nothing. I hate that each email you click on opens in a new tab, and that my inbox/folders defaults to the first page instead of the last. So far, I haven't found a way to make it not do that.

My tags on LJ no longer autofill. Not sure if it's the new version of Firefox or the new version of LJ add-on. I was never sure where the autofill originated in the first place. But wherever it came from, I miss it.

My keyboard! The keys don't press in smoothly, they're lopsided. I'm not the best typist at the best of times, but this makes it worse. Usually Logitech makes a great product, but the keyboard keys on their newer keyboards need work.
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ithildin
05 September 2011 @ 01:48 am
Annoying Things  
I hate the new Yahoo mail. In their desire to be like Gmail, they've ruined what I liked about them. For months, they gave you the option of using the old or the new, but a few weeks back, it was new or nothing. I hate that each email you click on opens in a new tab, and that my inbox/folders defaults to the first page instead of the last. So far, I haven't found a way to make it not do that.

My tags on LJ no longer autofill. Not sure if it's the new version of Firefox or the new version of LJ add-on. I was never sure where the autofill originated in the first place. But wherever it came from, I miss it.

My keyboard! The keys don't press in smoothly, they're lopsided. I'm not the best typist at the best of times, but this makes it worse. Usually Logitech makes a great product, but the keyboard keys on their newer keyboards need work.
Tags:
 
 
ithildin
05 September 2011 @ 01:48 am
Annoying Things  
I hate the new Yahoo mail. In their desire to be like Gmail, they've ruined what I liked about them. For months, they gave you the option of using the old or the new, but a few weeks back, it was new or nothing. I hate that each email you click on opens in a new tab, and that my inbox/folders defaults to the first page instead of the last. So far, I haven't found a way to make it not do that.

My tags on LJ no longer autofill. Not sure if it's the new version of Firefox or the new version of LJ add-on. I was never sure where the autofill originated in the first place. But wherever it came from, I miss it.

My keyboard! The keys don't press in smoothly, they're lopsided. I'm not the best typist at the best of times, but this makes it worse. Usually Logitech makes a great product, but the keyboard keys on their newer keyboards need work.
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