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Saturday, October 20, 2001

We had a field trip with the in-laws to the Yankee Candle Retail store. This place is mind-blowingly huge. Just amazing. Of course, it being fall (foliage) and the Deerfield Academy homecoming weekend, there was the biggest crowd I have ever seen there. But the kids, after waiting half an hour in line did make their own candles. That was cool.

We ate lunch at Atkins Farms Country Market. This place is HUGE. And the pastry and deli stuff FANTASTIC!
posted by J L 7:41 PM

Keith is happy that I'm not addicted to Bejeweled anymore. It was a great addiction, and it was especially good when he was taking all those business trips to California to do web consulting. I was home here alone with Mookie, and after he went to bed, man, I'd play for hours. Good times.
posted by J L 7:31 PM

Field trip! We're going to see Bison today. I'm going to take a picture to share with all of you. So it will be like you are THERE with me.
posted by J L 9:12 AM

Friday, October 19, 2001

I just signed up to write a 200 page novel in one month. Over 1000 people have already signed up at NaNoWriMo ! and I'm sure more will. I think this will be an interested exercise, and even if I don't finish, well, what the hell, it's only carpel tunnel syndrome. I have to remember to tell Rick about this one. He's verbose.
posted by J L 5:10 PM

This, my friends, is priceless. Someone is tracking Stupid Ebay Items and listing them. Like a 1973 Yahtzee game with missing dice.
posted by J L 11:45 AM

I would like to just say "Hello Nancy!" to my pal, uh, Nancy, who was kind enough to actually READ this page today. She was also poking around on the main Dump Page and noticed my Amazon Honor System link wasn't working. I'm sure that's why there has been a definite lack of moolah pouring into that account. Not. Oh well. I'm going to come up with a product to sell, and I'll sell it for $2, and you'll have to use that to pay. What would you guys want that would only cost $2 and would take me like NO time to provide to you. Hmmm.
posted by J L 11:36 AM

I'm really glad it's Friday. I am SO ready for it to be the weekend. I don't have anything planned except to maybe go over to my sister's house so my son can play with her kids and she can make me a gourmet meal. You know, like she always does. (ahem).

I don't think a glass of wine would be out of the question either.
posted by J L 9:56 AM

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Listen people, when I ask you to remind me to watch Survivor, I mean it! Now there are only 15 minutes left and I don't feel like bothering.

You've all disappointed me greatly.
posted by J L 8:46 PM

So where are all the people coming to see if I've updated this page? I mean, you visit once, you say to yourself "OOOOOOO! I have to remember to come back HOURLY!" but I am just not seeing that kind of traffic. I'm sure CNN is hogging all my readers. Damned Anthrax.

p.s. Another Anthrax-free day.
posted by J L 5:03 PM

I have to remember to set up the VCR tonight. I know that anyone who has been following my exploits for any length of time knows what a tv-aholic I have been. But I need to admit here and now that for the past few months, I have just not been watching tv. It's gotten really bad. I don't even watch the stuff I *like,* never mind the stuff that I used to watch just because it was on.

So I want to see Survivor III tonight. Yes, I know, but that's the ONLY show on my must-see list. At least until the Sopranos come back next year.
posted by J L 9:22 AM

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

I had my blood test this morning. The phlebotomist (Deb, is that spelled right?) said "Did you have anything to eat this morning?" and I said "No, what do you have?"

Really, there aren't too many blood test jokes, are there?
posted by J L 2:34 PM

Hmmm. Cafeteria chicken parm sandwiches may cause indigestion. News at 11.
posted by J L 1:38 PM

Some of my favorite web sites are the ones with Japanese Engrish. I remember visiting France in high school and not talking for three weeks because I was afraid of saying something silly using improper grammer. How I wish I had been free enough to just go for it. I'm sure my french would have closely resembled the stuff on this website.
posted by J L 9:14 AM

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

You know how I've been saying "Another Anthrax-free Day?" Well it almost wasn't! Well, not really. But the mail room at work found something suspicious. It turned out to not be "brown crystals" but CRIPES!
posted by J L 4:04 PM

Crap, I keep forgetting to go to the lab for my blood test. I have a follow-up appointment for my new medication on the 30th, and I need to get the blood work done before then. They will test the thyroid levels, and do aLipid Profile. That's the one I'm worried about. Apparently being hypo will mess up your cholesterol levels, and mine weren't good the last time. Of course, now all the cholesterol medication is apparently deadly, so that's out of the question.
posted by J L 3:08 PM

Wow. Made the new stuff, and the link was broken on the posted by J L 2:38 PM

I made two new items at the The Big DumpTruck Truck Stop

I think I'm going to order the mouse pad.
posted by J L 2:17 PM

Monday, October 15, 2001

It's almost time for bed. I feel, luckily, anthrax-free this evening.

It's starting to get to me. I said I wasn't going to let it get to me, but I don't want to go to any government buildings, I don't want to take public transportation (especially subways) and I'm very happy that I don't live in the city.

This really stinks. I think I need to listen to my Partridge Family's Greatest Hits CD to lift my mood. That used to work, anyway.
posted by J L 8:51 PM

Hey, I found the costume I bought last week at an online costume store. It's at, and the costume is Renaissance Princess. And I paid about the same locally, so it's good to learn I didn't get ripped off. I'm going to have to bookmark this site for next year. I like their stuff!
posted by J L 2:03 PM

Did bin Laden's goons take down the internet? Cause it seems to be slow. Very slow. As slow as my metabolism.

I am a member of a couple of mailing lists on (the same place that hosts the Big DumpTruck announcement list) and they were down all weekend, apparently to smash all their hardware with hammers. Anyway, the site came back up last night, but email sent 16 hours ago still hasn't been delivered. This makes me very very sad.
posted by J L 1:40 PM

Another anthrax-free day. It's raining and nasty out, plus it's Monday, but a day without Anthrax is a day full of sunshine!
posted by J L 8:53 AM

Sunday, October 14, 2001

I love The Brunching Shuttlecocks website. He's got 4 articles on rating things from the dollar store, and yesterday we actually went into the dollar store with the three kids (cause I wanted to see what they had for halloween decorations) and actually saw some of the stuff he reviewed! Isn't the internet useful?
posted by J L 11:07 AM


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