May 20th, 2007

busy caesar, busy

A Big Update! Rose Plantings, Tom's Gift and More...

I started this update yesterday, but never finished it. (sigh) So I'm giving it another go! (grin)

First, I need to mention what Tom did for Marilyn mistressmarilyn this week, before I get on to other things...

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It was a total surprise to me, I have to tell you! And a very sweet thing for him to do during a pretty hard time for Marilyn. Not a bad time, mind you. She doesn't complain about her workload or the hours or being tired. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a rough time, even so...

Speaking of hours, we were in the office Friday night until 12:30 a.m. -- home by 1 a.m.

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I'm proud that I last updated on Wednesday. So it's only been a few days since I was last here at LJ. I'm trying hard to check things every now and then, in spite of all the work.

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Marilyn worked out on the mini-tramp on Saturday. Good for her! I've been using my biking as exercise lately, but should add in more soon...

I was hoping we'd head to bed by midnight Saturday night, but no go. (I think it was much closer to 2 a.m.

Needless to say, I slept in and missed the tennis finals (Rafa lost) this morning (that started at 5 a.m.)...

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Today we went down for the volunteer gathering at Waterfront Park. It was cold and pouring down rain, so we were glad it was being held under the bridge. Then we headed over to the office for a time.

Thankfully we spent a lot of today sleeping and lying around. Recharging our batteries, I guess, as we face another busy week...

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Hey! I'm amazed that May 26 is the John Wayne Centennial! I just can't believe that he was born in 1907. Wow. I can't imagine him turning 100... (Of course, he actually died in 1979, at the age of 72 of lung and stomach cancer.) As an aside, the Duke was 6' 4 1/2" tall -- which is strange for an actor, as most are short.

Speaking of that, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is only 5' 10" -- but Henry VIII was 6' 2" (amazingly tall for his time period). Of course, the issue of Rhys Meyers' height is only one of many 'problems' with "The Tudors." In fact, I find it fascinating that many people who are well-versed in Tudor Dynasty history are still crazy about the Showtime series "The Tudors," which screws with historical accuracy like mad.

Oh well, I guess seeing as we all recognize it's inaccurate from the get-go, we simply try to enjoy the production for what it is. And there's a lot there to enjoy!

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Okay. What gives? As usual, I've added the target="_blank" coding to the above links, but it's NOT WORKING!!! WTF???

What's going on right now with LJ? I mean, it's annoying enough that every single time I type 'okay' or 'LJ' that the spellcheck feature underlines them as being spelled incorrectly.

So 'okay' is wrong? Since when? Since computer softwares spell it 'OK'???

Hey, LJ, I'm sorry to tell you, but 'okay' happens to be the right spelling...

Okay (grin), ignore all this. Whatever. I'll deal, I'm sure!

Well, anyway, except for details about the actual work I've been doing, that pretty much brings me up-to-date on life in general. (grin)

You know, I must admit that I'm proud I've managed to keep the day-to-day stuff caught up -- it's always difficult to do this time of year, but especially so this Centennial year. (Go, me!)

Hopefully I'll find time to update my blog this coming week, too. And to cook, clean (a little), do laundry, dishes, watering of the yard and flowers and sundry other tasks... Keep your fingers crossed for me, will you?

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Windows Default Fonts List

For those interested, I've posted the DEFAULT FONTS used in Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP -- important if you mess around with downloading and removing fonts at any point.

Why?

Good question! (smile) Because you'll get really (really!) messed up if you ever delete/uninstall any of the system fonts that come installed with Windows! Don't go there...

(By the way, I thought I'd share for any l_j_for_dummies members who might need this, as well...)

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