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Throughout the end of August I was moving into the new place – no carpets, gas stove, and we are +2 kitties. Downsides – but worth it – no AC (we got window units). And it’s an older building so, electricity is a bit uppity. (Nothing some well placed UPS’ can’t fix for the most part.)

So! Onto the tour!

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Well. Pretty much done packing. Jus a small amount of misc. And packing the rest of the car and then it is just a bit of cleaning and waiting for the movers tomorrow. I’m not really going to miss Iowa but there were a few things here I liked that I might miss. If you haven’t heard yet my little sister is going to the same college as I did so I’ll be back down dropping/picking her up/off.

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Well. Pretty much done packing. Jus a small amount of misc. And packing the rest of the car and then it is just a bit of cleaning and waiting for the movers tomorrow. I’m not really going to miss Iowa but there were a few things here I liked that I might miss. If you haven’t heard yet my little sister is going to the same college as I did so I’ll be back down dropping/picking her up/off.

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The move is a week away! I’ve been closing up all the final loopholes I needed to get done. I have signed some papers, run back and forth to MN (and dropped off half the tech, breakables and houseplants,) had my address changed at every place important (minus one back in MN. )  Now I just have to make it through this week of work (pre-end-of-phase-about-to-send-to-QA-work-scramble) and pack this weekend.

Ugh. Packing.  Anyone want to pack for me?  I have pepperoni, half an onion and coconut rum in my fridge, I’m sure I could fix up something worthy of the work…

I’m probably one of the only people that is happy to have this furlough, since I didn’t have to take a week of PTO to move, or (horror!) work part of the week.  I can’t even be called in, or anything since I’m technically ‘teporarally’ laid off for the week.  Which is ‘kinda funny since I’m taking all my work equipment with me – on my move – 300 miles away.  It would be nice to be if it was paid, but then it would be a furlough.  Hopefully the biz turns around.  But at least I’ll be somewhere where there is a larger pool of opportunities or at least a larger personal support network.

I’m looking forward to working remotely.  It’s going to be a challenge, not being right there where my coworkers are.  Though half of our office (the half I actually have to deal with directly the most) is actually all the way over in Cincinnati – so none of that will change at all.

On another topic – I’m using a pre-made theme for my blog, but I want to make my own.  I’m pretty awesome at the css/js/html/coding thing.  Maybe I should show it off a bit – since I sorta do it for a living.  I also need to make something for this forum I have waiting to be pushed.  Any ideas suggestions?  Orange is a must, but should I do something plain, yet classy?  Easy on the eyes, yet stylish? (ORANGE CAN TOO!)  Nifty graphics and smooth lines (curves, snazzy borders)? Simple and minimalist? Busy but not too busy? Columns/rows?
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pheonix7284: (Default)

The move is a week away! I’ve been closing up all the final loopholes I needed to get done. I have signed some papers, run back and forth to MN (and dropped off half the tech, breakables and houseplants,) had my address changed at every place important (minus one back in MN. )  Now I just have to make it through this week of work (pre-end-of-phase-about-to-send-to-QA-work-scramble) and pack this weekend.

Ugh. Packing.  Anyone want to pack for me?  I have pepperoni, half an onion and coconut rum in my fridge, I’m sure I could fix up something worthy of the work…

I’m probably one of the only people that is happy to have this furlough, since I didn’t have to take a week of PTO to move, or (horror!) work part of the week.  I can’t even be called in, or anything since I’m technically ‘teporarally’ laid off for the week.  Which is ‘kinda funny since I’m taking all my work equipment with me - on my move - 300 miles away.  It would be nice to be if it was paid, but then it would be a furlough.  Hopefully the biz turns around.  But at least I’ll be somewhere where there is a larger pool of opportunities or at least a larger personal support network.

I’m looking forward to working remotely.  It’s going to be a challenge, not being right there where my coworkers are.  Though half of our office (the half I actually have to deal with directly the most) is actually all the way over in Cincinnati - so none of that will change at all.

On another topic - I’m using a pre-made theme for my blog, but I want to make my own.  I’m pretty awesome at the css/js/html/coding thing.  Maybe I should show it off a bit - since I sorta do it for a living.  I also need to make something for this forum I have waiting to be pushed.  Any ideas suggestions?  Orange is a must, but should I do something plain, yet classy?  Easy on the eyes, yet stylish? (ORANGE CAN TOO!)  Nifty graphics and smooth lines (curves, snazzy borders)? Simple and minimalist? Busy but not too busy? Columns/rows?
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Long time not blog Internet!  I’ve been busy.  Up to Minnesota for the holiday, then back down, and work work work.

I still haven’t gotten the final word on the apartment.  Though we were told that all our info checks went through fine, they were just waiting for rental history contacts to get back to them.  Supposedly they will stop trying if it takes too long.  Not sure why one of them wouldn’t contact back, they both have full-time staffing.  Oh well, that is how it goes.

Saw Fast & Furious last Saturday.  Was a fall back to the first one, and pretty good.  I actually liked this one better than the first.  I would recommend it to anyone who likes action, cars, or Vin Diesel, or any combination thereof.

Finished Dresden Files: Turncoat.  Another excellent book Mr. Butcher.  Next up is a stack of trashy romance novels.  I know, I know, but they are addictive!

The crappiness that happened first was that there were some layoffs at work.  It’s what happens when your company’s income is reliant on the news industry, and we can only staff based on what we are making and how much work we have.  It’s sad to see them go and I wish them luck in their future endeavors.  Hopefully these newspapers will get their shtick figured out, cause the uncertainty of this business’ future reminds me of senior year of high school while I was still worried about whole real world thing.  By the way, I’m still worried.  Please don’t come for me real world.

The rest of the crappiness is the reason I didn’t write anything last week – it was just a really crappy week (really the morning before the layoffs was pretty crappy too) and the week seemed to just go down hill from there.  Everything from missing my alarm, migraine’s, and spilling tortellini all over the kitchen, most of it not retrievable (there went dinner).  Things started looking up after I got to Minnesota at least.

Also, I’m not going to Alaska this year.  My travel companion has had a change in employment status, and will not be able to afford to go for the foreseeable future so our trip is cancelled.  Hopefully we get a chance to go eventually.  It’s unfortunate, but one can only plan so far in the future, and for something that was planned 9 months in advanced…  Well, plans rarely make it all the way through.

Now I have some money that I had allotted for a trip freed up.  I’m going to save most of it, but maybe I should do something with what is left (some is going to visit said friend.  I never wanted to go to DC, but there are lots of museums and things there, and that would be nifty.)  I have been looking at tablet PC’s.  Anyone have any experience with those? Toshiba/HP/Fujitsu?  I have a desktop for power/gaming etc, so it’s just going to be misc. mobile pc (that I can write on! and maybe read ebooks etc where ever and I can FLIP THE SCREEN!  Why dont’ they make all laptops like that…)  It will probably take me all the way till the time I was going to have the trip to decide if I actually want to purchase it though. (Any individual thing more than $50 seems like a big purchase to me.  Which is why I only have one guitar for my Guitar Hero.  They are just so expensive for a controller!)

Also, just a note for broadcast news (regarding some happenings around tax day).  Please don’t try to make up words.  You are failing.  They already exist.  Please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64Ed5iLu4M&

And to leave you with a very cute and cheesy video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0HNWto0UY

Now back to catching up on The Daily Show and Colbert Report.

(PS. I updated my computer’s networking drivers to the most recent manufacturer ones, and have not had any trouble since.  Yay!)
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Originally published at thisOrange.com. You can comment here or there.

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Long time not blog Internet!  I’ve been busy.  Up to Minnesota for the holiday, then back down, and work work work.

I still haven’t gotten the final word on the apartment.  Though we were told that all our info checks went through fine, they were just waiting for rental history contacts to get back to them.  Supposedly they will stop trying if it takes too long.  Not sure why one of them wouldn’t contact back, they both have full-time staffing.  Oh well, that is how it goes.

Saw Fast & Furious last Saturday.  Was a fall back to the first one, and pretty good.  I actually liked this one better than the first.  I would recommend it to anyone who likes action, cars, or Vin Diesel, or any combination thereof.

Finished Dresden Files: Turncoat.  Another excellent book Mr. Butcher.  Next up is a stack of trashy romance novels.  I know, I know, but they are addictive!

The crappiness that happened first was that there were some layoffs at work.  It’s what happens when your company’s income is reliant on the news industry, and we can only staff based on what we are making and how much work we have.  It’s sad to see them go and I wish them luck in their future endeavors.  Hopefully these newspapers will get their shtick figured out, cause the uncertainty of this business’ future reminds me of senior year of high school while I was still worried about whole real world thing.  By the way, I’m still worried.  Please don’t come for me real world.

The rest of the crappiness is the reason I didn’t write anything last week - it was just a really crappy week (really the morning before the layoffs was pretty crappy too) and the week seemed to just go down hill from there.  Everything from missing my alarm, migraine’s, and spilling tortellini all over the kitchen, most of it not retrievable (there went dinner).  Things started looking up after I got to Minnesota at least.

Also, I’m not going to Alaska this year.  My travel companion has had a change in employment status, and will not be able to afford to go for the foreseeable future so our trip is cancelled.  Hopefully we get a chance to go eventually.  It’s unfortunate, but one can only plan so far in the future, and for something that was planned 9 months in advanced…  Well, plans rarely make it all the way through.

Now I have some money that I had allotted for a trip freed up.  I’m going to save most of it, but maybe I should do something with what is left (some is going to visit said friend.  I never wanted to go to DC, but there are lots of museums and things there, and that would be nifty.)  I have been looking at tablet PC’s.  Anyone have any experience with those? Toshiba/HP/Fujitsu?  I have a desktop for power/gaming etc, so it’s just going to be misc. mobile pc (that I can write on! and maybe read ebooks etc where ever and I can FLIP THE SCREEN!  Why dont’ they make all laptops like that…)  It will probably take me all the way till the time I was going to have the trip to decide if I actually want to purchase it though. (Any individual thing more than $50 seems like a big purchase to me.  Which is why I only have one guitar for my Guitar Hero.  They are just so expensive for a controller!)

Also, just a note for broadcast news (regarding some happenings around tax day).  Please don’t try to make up words.  You are failing.  They already exist.  Please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64Ed5iLu4M&

And to leave you with a very cute and cheesy video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0HNWto0UY

Now back to catching up on The Daily Show and Colbert Report.

(PS. I updated my computer’s networking drivers to the most recent manufacturer ones, and have not had any trouble since.  Yay!)
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Finally got around to calling the movers this Saturday.  They will be over to make a cost estimate this Wednesday, so I have to/have been cleaning as well as checking our what I can get rid of before I move.  Future roommate #2 stayed over Saturday and was kind enough to flash clean part of the kitchen today.   Got pretty much everything done that I planned to, just have the laundry left!

I also reinstalled windows on the old computer – with space to spare for putting Linux back on it.  I’m going to put PlayOn on it so I can see my local computer files from my 360 to my computer again.  PlayOn – which is delightful if you have a fast enough internet connection to carry the streaming – will pretty much takes over your windows media sharing to your XBox 360.   Very frustrating.

We’ve been watching ‘Shikabane Hime’ on Hulu  - pretty good watch if you have the inclination to pick up an anime series.  In the anime, sometimes when people die they become ‘Shikabane’, sorta undead monsters.  Some of them are bound to monks to become ‘Shikabane Hime’ who help destroy the monster ones.  The series focuses around the younger brother of one of the monks, who keeps getting pulled into things by this mysterious talking (dead!) cat.  It’s not OMG GOOD but it’s kept us entranced through 11 of the episodes – and we are still watching.

Now if only the internet connection didn’t flail and lose our stream it would be great!  Right now watching Future Roommate #2 play guitar (since that is all I have) on the new Guitar Hero World Tour game I picked up when we went to the game store.  Speaking of game stores, there is a new one on Edgewood next to the fast food taco joint – they have miniatures terrain tables.  Current roommate and some Cornellians went out there today to play some.  Lacking in the book area, but they have quite a few board games, card games, and a selection of paints and minis (including starwars ones Mr. $).
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Originally published at thisOrange.com. You can comment here or there.

pheonix7284: (Default)

Finally got around to calling the movers this Saturday.  They will be over to make a cost estimate this Wednesday, so I have to/have been cleaning as well as checking our what I can get rid of before I move.  Future roommate #2 stayed over Saturday and was kind enough to flash clean part of the kitchen today.   Got pretty much everything done that I planned to, just have the laundry left!

I also reinstalled windows on the old computer - with space to spare for putting Linux back on it.  I’m going to put PlayOn on it so I can see my local computer files from my 360 to my computer again.  PlayOn - which is delightful if you have a fast enough internet connection to carry the streaming - will pretty much takes over your windows media sharing to your XBox 360.   Very frustrating.

We’ve been watching ‘Shikabane Hime’ on Hulu  - pretty good watch if you have the inclination to pick up an anime series.  In the anime, sometimes when people die they become ‘Shikabane’, sorta undead monsters.  Some of them are bound to monks to become ‘Shikabane Hime’ who help destroy the monster ones.  The series focuses around the younger brother of one of the monks, who keeps getting pulled into things by this mysterious talking (dead!) cat.  It’s not OMG GOOD but it’s kept us entranced through 11 of the episodes - and we are still watching.

Now if only the internet connection didn’t flail and lose our stream it would be great!  Right now watching Future Roommate #2 play guitar (since that is all I have) on the new Guitar Hero World Tour game I picked up when we went to the game store.  Speaking of game stores, there is a new one on Edgewood next to the fast food taco joint - they have miniatures terrain tables.  Current roommate and some Cornellians went out there today to play some.  Lacking in the book area, but they have quite a few board games, card games, and a selection of paints and minis (including starwars ones Mr. $).
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