Love & Loathe — 07/28/09


* A faster booting computer. I followed some dude’s guidelines and it shaved 3-4 minutes off the booting time of my downstairs computer. Of course, I practiced on my work computer just before we moved so that if I screwed anything up, I could just go tell my IT crew that it must’ve been messed up in the move. It’s important to think ahead on these types of things, you know.

* My IT crew. They are seriously so quirky and funny. There are some days when their funniness helps get me through the day.

* Jewel’s new CD, Lullaby.

* Succulent summer deliciousness in the form of fruit — pineapple, watermelon, plums, figs, nectarines, peaches, strawberries *blissful sigh*

* Sunsets that look like pastel paintings done with watercolors.


* Weird sleep. It didn’t really cool off here on Sunday night and the both of us woke in pools of icky sweat. Monday night I came home from work and went upstairs to do a couple things. I woke up 2 hours later thinking I was late for work! I guess I needed sleep more than I needed to swim…

* Missing my mom. However, as Tony pointed out, I now have “Phone Mommy” back.

One Last Thing:

When we went to San Francisco earlier this month, I believe I mentioned we did a whole lotta walking. Uphill, downhill, uneven surfaces, upstairs, downstairs, so forth and so on. My shins hurt by the time I got home.

What I didn’t mention was that the luggage handlers at SFO shattered the plastic piece inside the base of my suitcase, so the wheels kept turning inward. Which essentially meant that I had pigeon-toed luggage the entire time I was in San Francisco. Pulling that thing kind of felt like I was dragging a 25 pound box of sand and, in fact, I spent much of my time carrying it instead of pulling it for that reason.

My last and biggest love of today is directed toward my husband who went and bought a board and is presently out in the garage using that to fix my broken suitcase… and I figure having a board in the bottom of my suitcase should increase my “INSPECTED” tag collection when sending it through airport security!



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12 responses to “Love & Loathe — 07/28/09

  1. Yjis heat and hunidity is rally weird weird weird! I’m not liking this at all, and everyone I know seems to be suffering too….So it doesn’t surprise me that you both woke up in a pool of sticky swet….It’s the HUMIDITY….I just don’t remember it ever being this bad…do you?

    Hope your shins are better than they were…And how neat that Tony can fix your suitcase…HOORAY FOR HIM!

    When Tony told me he’d woken up, too, that morning all sweaty, he later emailed me and said a cloud cover had moved in overnight. We had opened up the house, since it had started to cool off by the time we went to bed. Then in the middle of the night, the cloud cover (humidity) tricked us!

    My shins are good, it was probably good for them to get a workout!

    My Tony is a good fixer of things… I think I’ll keep him around. πŸ˜›

    ~Jammie J.

  2. Caryl

    I miss you too, a lot. 😦
    One teacher here has her family in the Philippines. When she went home to visit and asked her little girl, Where’s your Mommy?” The little girl would point to the computer screen or the telephone instead of looking at her.

    Yes, I got one of those inspected tags with all my vitamin bottles, brewers yeast and oatmeal!
    No drugs though. Ha!

    I’m gonna start pointing at the computer when people ask me where you live — HA!
    Ohhh, you got an “INSPECTED” tag??? See, I told you it was a good thing I wrote on all those bags what was inside! hehe

    ~Jammie J.

  3. Caryl

    Great job, Tony!
    Love ya’ both.

    He fixed my cup holders in my car tonight. He’s such a good husband. πŸ™‚

    ~Jammie J.

  4. tony

    Silly sweetie. Tonight we have to fix your CARL (car)!!!!
    And let us hope the brace I am making for your suitcase will work the right way. Miss you and love you sweetie (stinky) pie…LOL

    Thanks for helping me fix my carl’s cup holders tonight. xoxo

    ~Jammie J.

  5. Dude! You potentially broke your work computer to fix your home computer! As an IT Manager, I must say “Ahhhh!” This is why I lock my users out of thier services. But since I know you so well, I forgive you.

    You should also check out msconfig and turn off some stuff in there you don’t need.

    BTW, we’re proud to say we’re geeks, so don’t be shy about saying so.

    *tee hee hee* I knew that would get you, I just knew it! Man, you made my night… hehehe
    Although the timeline of me doing that was true, I pretty much knew what was on my computer and before I disabled it, I did my research. Remember, they made me an honorary member of their team… there’s a reason for that. πŸ˜› I’ve tooled around in msconfig, too, forgot to mention that. πŸ˜†

    ~Jammie J.

  6. I’m so with you on the Mom thing. I get to see Mom again in 9 days. I can’t wait! Mmmmm, plums. I had two recently and they were oh so yummy. I always told people that the funniest thing about San Francisco was how after two days it hurt one leg to walk uphill and it hurt the other leg to walk downhill. What was that all about? I hope the suitcase fix works. Go Tony Go!

    Moms are the best.
    After SFO, both my shins were in equal agony. The calf on my left leg was sore, but that was because I was overcompensating for my hurt big toe on my right foot. *shakes head* I know, I was confused at first, too.
    Still waiting to see the suitcase results… he’s got it out in the garage…

    Jammie J.

  7. grrrace

    such a handyman! i totally would’ve tossed mine and bought a new one. hehe. πŸ˜›

    fruit! it’s delicious! i can’t get enough. i just ate like, a pound of cherries right now. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?! hehe.

    steve tries stuff out on his work computer first, too. haha!

    Argh! I was going to toss it, but then I remembered it was something like $60 and it’s one of those “lightweight” ones, it’s big but weighs less than most others on the market. And it’s RED! You know how I like my RED.

    Re: the fruit, I don’t think it’s what’s wrong with you, I think it’s all about what’s going to be wrong with your BUTT — explosion! Sheez, woman!

    Heh. Well, the IT crew won’t fix our personal computers… well, they might his considering where he got it from. hehe

    ~Jammie J.

  8. Beth

    Summer fruit are my favorite kind of fruit! Although, fall fruits like apples and um….more apples (?) are pretty good too. But I could eat strawberries and anything with strawberries in it all day and never get tired of it!

    Thanks for the tip about Jewel’s new CD. Is it worthy of a trip to the store or should I just download it?

    I β™₯ my summer fruits. Tony’s more of an autumn fruit kind of guy.

    I say buy it. I love having CDs, plus Tony found it for only $9.99 at Target or Walmart (I forget which) and it was in the baby section, I think.

    ~Jammie J.

  9. Charmed

    I SOOOO agree with Grace, I would have tossed it, no repairing, but then, that would take away from your money hump, and we know how protective you are of that hump….. so its a good thing you are married to a fixer upper! (I crack myself up, just ignore me) lol

    HA HA! You’re a pickle, aren’t you? πŸ˜›
    I know, I thought about tossing it, but it was $60 and is one of the lightweight things… so, yeah. Maybe not so lightweight anymore, now that I think about it…

    ~Jammie J.

  10. Don’t you just love a man who can fix things? Me too!

    I think my mom and I would get along better if there was some distance between us. We do better after not talking for a while. You know how rocky that relationship is though!

    After our last 400 dollar electric bill we turned our AC way up….until it was time to go to bed. We tried to sleep “warm”, but it was so uncomfortable. So the thermostat went back up : )

    I think one of the things I love most about Tony isn’t that he fixes things, but that he fixes things with such a good attitude. He’s so curious and loves to figure things out. I love seeing that. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I know how your relationship with your mom is, but I think you’ve done admirably with it the last few years…

    After our summer four years ago, where we spent nearly $1,000 on A/C, we now sleep warm, uncomfortable or not.

    ~Jammie J.

  11. just catching up on what you’ve been sharing …
    been thinking of you guys when i hear about the heat wave … my westcoast sister is suffering with HOT weather too – which is weird for the vancouver area!!

    blessings on ya!

    We’re doing OK, if it’s gets too warm, we can just go camp in the aisles of the frozen section at the grocery store, right? πŸ˜›

    ~Jammie J.

  12. grrrace

    oh. man. yeah. i was pretty gassy after that. heh. but no explosions. phew! hehe.

    well, i doubt they’d fix our personal computer… but they MIGHT! hehe.