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Summer Means Strawberries

So, I live in Michigan and we grow a lot of food (the Michiganders in general not me personally). Today I went out to Felzke Farms, a popular farm in my area, to buy strawberries. Only strawberries. Preferably, 1 quart of strawberries. $4.00 was what I was going to spend. Yeah, right.

The growing season this year has been bad so this was the only chance I had to buy fresh strawberries from my state (which I personally think are the best, but I think everyone thinks that about their local produce). It takes about a half an hour to drive to the farm so I thought I should stock up now while I had the chance since they were already almost gone.

So, I'm home now $47.00 poorer with 1 small jar of honey, a jar of tomato juice, a bag of popcorn kernels, a jar of jam, a jar of pickles, a 8 QUARTS OF STRAWBERRIES.

How did this happen? I don't know *shakes head at my lack of saving money ability*.

So, maybe today or tomorrow I will make strawberry jam and possibly have some strawberry shortcake. I also need to buy biscuits for the honey lol and the shortcake.

I'm terrible with money.

Dear Governor Snyder

You're an idiot. Why are building a $125 million bridge to fricking Canada in Detroit (where we already have a tunnel) when that city is going to be bankrupt within the week? Are you insane? Where is this money coming from? Not my paycheck, I hope. God, I can't wait until your term is over. We want you out as you saw by the petition so many signed. However, you said we didn't have enough signature. Funny how you wouldn't tell us how many we needed.

I really hate you. Your driving our state father in to ground than it already was before you were elected.


Funny Experience

Yesterday in another community I got told I couldn't be a Ravenclaw because I didn't agree with other people's opinion that Celine Deon was the greatest singer EVAH *rolls eyes* lol. I could barely form a response, and I couldn't form one that wasn't condescending.

On another note, I'm sick of living in the country because my cable company sucks! I had to miss work yesterday because my internet wasn't working for over 7 hours. I called at 6:00AM and they weren't open, but the voice message said they were experiencing an area wide outage. I called back at 1:00pm and they told me, no joke, that they didn't know anything was wrong until noon. What? Your message at 6 IN THE MORNING said there was an area wide outage. They told me I was a liar. Then, I told them this happened on Sunday also and they said it didn't. You know what, your right, I just randomly turn off my internet, phone, and cable so I can see what it's like to live without updated technology and because I don't want to work. My mistake. Idiots.

Madision, aka Stormy, aka Stormaggedon Dark Lord of All, is really starting to get on my nerves. Not her specifically, but her issues lol. She has these little bumps all over her body. I thought it was heat rash because it's been hot and I don't have AC, but it's not going away no matter what I do. I asked on BabyCenter.com and they suggested changing her bath soap. I'm using Johnson's but apparently someone else was too and her bb's ped said to change it.

Also, she has a diaper rash that has been going on for literally 3 weeks at least. It gets better then gets worse, but never completely goes away. I've tried almost everything! I've used different creams, I've changed her diapers all the flipping time, I've changed the type of diapers I buy, I've only put a diaper on her at night (making laundry a daily thing since she pees on the towels lol), but nothing seems to be working completely. My last options are a yeast infection of some kind or a milk infection.

I guess I'll find out on Friday when she goes to the doctor. None of these seem to be annoying or affecting her at all though. She eats normally and isn't any more fussy than usual. I have no idea.

I'm trying to end this on a lighter note...hmmm....I got sorted in to Ravenclaw at HiH (take that Pottermore) and I'm very happy. Now, I can have some fun during my down time :)


I DVR'd the Season 1 Merlin marathon on BBCA...now I'm going to watch it...yay!

I also have decided that my Keurig is the best appliance I ever bought.

Madison's asleep. It's 11:30. If I don't sleep tonight I should have a good 4.5 hours until she wakes up to eat. More if she sleeps longer. She did eat like 11 oz before bed...little pig lol.

Since I can fast forward through the commercials I can probably watch 5 or 6 hours of TV...not very healthy, but what kind of exercise can one do in the middle of the night?
Very bored. Last student was absent and next one isn't for 20 minutes. Blah I just need to make it to 11 and then I'm done for the weekend!

So, I stole from c_hrista

you are khaki

Your dominant hues are red and green, so you're definately not afraid to get in and stir things up. You have no time for most people's concerns, you'd rather analyze with your head than be held back by some random "gut feeling".

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Because censorship sucks

Originally posted by enchanted_jae at Because censorship sucks
Originally posted by chickadilly at Just a heads up for anyone who still uses ff.net...
Well THIS brings back memories ... HP "oldbies", remember the first time they did this?


Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap

Originally posted by ladyhadhafang at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap Originally posted by scratchingpost1 at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap

This is for all the Buffy and Harry Potter authors on my friends list. The original post talks about Buffy and Doctor Who, but when I followed the link, I saw that Harry Potter fandom is affected as well. I don't personally use fanfiction.net, but I know that some of you do.


If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12% of all Buffy and Doctor Who fic on there with no warning, no chance for writers to correct the perceived problems, and with temporary bans for those who get their stories deleted. Going by some comments I've seen, most have been removed either for using non-grade-school-friendly words in their summaries or for including "love scenes" that aren't considered "tasteful" (their words), but that's not the only thing they go by; one fic was apparently removed for including the word "killed" in its summary. One or two people have reported having their stories reinstated after mailing support, others have gotten rude replies that basically boil down to "RTFM, STFU." Personally I haven't gotten any reply at all after three days.

It might also be interesting to note that ff.net have blocked the possibility to export fics to AO3.

If you want to back up your ff.net stories and reviews, Storymaster seems to work pretty well.

ETA: This comment seems to have some information about some group that's going around reporting tons of stories. Haven't heard anything more about it to back that up though. But worth knowing about just in case, I guess.

ETA: In case you are looking for a safe archive that truly understands fandom, you might want to try Archive of Our Own.

Heh...I'm a little late on the uptake. I had heard about this, but hadn't had the chance to actually look at what was happening.

Why don't you make sense?

So, my first student canceled today :( I decided that while I have this free 10 minutes I would take a personality test that one of my other students mentioned. She said she thought it was fairly accurate.

I don't usually take personality tests because I kind of think they're stupid lol, but this one, she said, was put together by some doctors. So, I thought it might be more reliable than those other ones. I decided to try it and I feel like the results do describe me well.

Here are my results (see description under cut):

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If you want to take the test it's called the IMBT Personality Test and can be found here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Now onto a different matter.

Today my application at HiH was dropped and is being voted on. I'm going to talk about this beneath a cut for those on my friends list who are member also and haven't yet voted. I don't want you to be swayed.

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So, that's that and now I have to go back to work because my break is over! I'll probably keep updating the votes part because it will help me see what's happening also

Being a Mother is NOT Instinctive

Yes, I believe this is true. All those people who tell you "Oh, once your baby is born you'll know what to do" LIES! They're all lies.

Maybe it's just me, though. I have no instinct and no intuition what-so-ever. So, I had a very deep conversation with my baby today. It went something like this:

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If this doesn't work then I will try something else. I will keep trying something different until I find the way that works best!!!

On a lighter note. Has anyone ever seen World's Dumbest? That show is flippin' hilarious! It makes me laugh so hard that I almost start crying. The stupidity of people is very funny : )

My ADHD hit me today. there was an Equifax ad at the top of the page and every time you rolled your mouse over the clicky button a strip of light flashed by and the $4.95 got bigger. I spent like 10 minutes scrolling my mouse over the button. Then, I realized what I was doing and berated myself for my lack of attention span.

And now it's back to work for another week of cringing at poor English! Yay!

I'm Back

So, I finally have some downtime everyday where I feel comfortable that I can rejoin the online world. It's been one hectic block of roughly 10 months because of my daughter (see picture below that I will add later tonight since I seem to not have uploaded my pics to my computer - fail). She's a cutie, huh? I know, you don't have to tell me lol jk.

Anywho, I'm in the process of getting resorted at HiH so I'm working on the epic application again. I think I'm almost done...only like a bazillion questions to go


Fell Asleep in Class

So, this was a music video done by some kids that went to my high school. I remember watching it last year or maybe two years ago. I haven't been to my high school since I graduated in '08 so it was a little weird to see the halls and teachers again lol.

Anyways, this song is pretty funny and makes me chuckle. It looks to me like it was a video project of some kinds for the theatre department probably.