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21 April 2005 @ 08:40 am
Thanks to many timely cancellations, I'm not teaching again 'til next Thursday. Which is neat, because it gives me time to learn new software, maybe relearn some programming, and take a few more certification tests... but I only earn an hourly wage while doing that, and not my teaching bonuses, so my next paycheck will be scanty.

Oh well. The HUGE one I got for teaching two weeks of night class will probably make up for that. =)

Life in Albany continues to treat me well! Just haven't had much time/drive/etc. to go online and post much. But here are some bits of randomness that I'm sure you're dying to know:

* It's been over 90 days since I filed the initial paperwork for divorce, and Nick and I have been living in separate abodes for- holy shit, coming up on half a year now. Anyway, that magic number 90 was what I had to wait on- and now all the rest of the divorce paperwork has been filed! I'm just a tad fuckin' thrilled about this. ^_^ Should get the final decree in about a month or so, and Angel and Cheryl want to frame it and throw me a party, lol!

* My iPod continues to refuse to reformat. When I called tech support, they told me I'd already used up my one free call (Remy called on my behalf a few weeks earlier- and their suggestion didn't fix the problem, funny that), so if I wanted tech support via phone, I'd have to either pay $50 per call or pay to extend my warranty. Wha-huh? Oh well- at least the Mac store isn't far away. I really would like to be able to use the thing... ^_^*

* Mom's having foot surgery tomorrow, and she's very nervous about it. If any of you want to send along good-luck-type sentiments, feel free to comment and I'll pass them along. =)

* Remy bought me the first two seasons of Ren and Stimpy on DVD. Goddamn, but it's been fun to rewatch! ^_^ His birthday's next week, and I'm hoping he'll like his present.

Have a great day and an even better weekend, everyone!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Ren and Stimpy end theme (stuck in my head)
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on April 21st, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
Can't you just hook it up to the computer, set it to be a hard drive, and reformat it that way?
Miusheri: Morriganmiusheri on April 21st, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
I have tried doing that via the iPod install software, but the formatting process just hangs... literally, for days. I think my problem might be that my poor old computer only has USB-1 ports, and the iPod really wants USB-2 or Firewire. So I may shell out for a cheap card or something. Either that, or just wait 'til I get around to buying a PowerBook. =)
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on April 21st, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Well, what about formatting it straight through Windows (or whatever OS you're using)? Then installing the software again afterwards...
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on April 21st, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
Using XP, SP2 (not entirely by choice- the Mac people told me I needed SP2, heh)

I could certainly give that a try! The Device Manager's been a little beeyotch lately, but it's worth a shot anyway! ^_^
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on April 21st, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
SP2 has been good to me.

(But I still want to get my hands on Linux, to at least make it dual-boot.)
Miusherimiusheri on April 21st, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Linux is great! =) I've toyed with a similar notion, but right now my aim is to get good and familiar with Mac OSX Tiger. They're releasing it at the end of the month, wee!
Ellieellie on April 21st, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Miusherimiusheri on April 21st, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* back! =D
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on April 21st, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, and -- YAY DIVORCE!

Man, that's something I never thought I'd hear myself say.
Miusheri: girmiusheri on April 21st, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
LOL, thanks! And yeah, me either!

Actually, this is the second divorce I've cheered on- the first being the split between my parents. ^_^*
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on April 21st, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, I suppose I've cheered for divorces before, but usually only for the final decree -- we had plenty of clients who were thrilled when it was finally over, when I worked for Senior!

I didn't cheer about my parents' divorce, but that was because I was 8. I cheer about it now though. ; )
thedemonprist on April 24th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
Yay for all your recentness (excepting the sucky stuff, of course). :)

Many good wishes to your mom - what's she need surgery for?

Miusherimiusheri on April 25th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)
Sweetie! *HUGS*

Thanks for the well-wishes- I hope everything's going well for you, too! Mom needed surgery on her feet for bunions. The recovery will be a slow process, but she made it through surgery just fine, and I have no doubt she'll be better than new when her feet heal up. =) I'll be sure to pass along your good karma!