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6.20.2009

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Have you ever gone over in your head, a topic you wanted to post about? You get it all planned out, yet when you sit down to type it all up you draw nothing but a blank. That's the way I've been feeling lately. Each time I've sat down to post, my mind just goes blank. Nada, zip, nothing. All I can come up with are ramblings of various odds and ends. So I guess I'll start with that.

Today is the end of my mother-in-law's 3 week visit with us. Her flight leaves at 6 something. These past 3 weeks have went much too fast! I know Ruben is going to be heart broken come tomorrow. The only upside is perhaps I will once again lose weight. The past 2 weeks I've been unable to lose a single pound. In fact I gained 2! I was hoping to be another 15 pounds lighter by our Disney trip in 9 days. It's going to be hard, but I think I might be able to drop 9 if I walk a lot before we leave. Of course I'm likely to gain some of it back while on vacation, but that's ok cause I'm not going to worry about anything except having fun!

Tomorrow we've got to get Ruben's student loan app submitted. He's put off going back to school long enough, so now he's just going to have to buckle down and make the time to do it this fall. We would really like for him to advance further into upper management, and to do that he needs to get his bachelors. The one thing holding him back has been the funds. We both hate the idea of debt, but really who has tens of thousands of dollars to pay upfront? We also need to find out what credits of his associates will transfer over. Some schools like UoP won't accept his credits from ITT, which I think is total bullshit. So he may end up returning to ITT if Tulane or Delgado won't accept them.

Have you seen Benjamin Button yet? We've already watched it twice now, and I have to say that this movie has made me a Brad Pitt fan. Sure I've liked some of his other films, and sure there are a few scenes in BB that appear to be just a bit overly photoshopped. Specifically where made to make Pitt appear younger. But it was this particular film that made me appreciate Pitt for his beauty, though he's had a body of a god for just about all of his films - and he's looked better in some flicks than he has in others. I think I may just have to go back and re-watch some of his prior work now that I can appreciate his, um, talent.
Also, I'm curious, has anyone else been experiencing problems with IE not being able to open certain sites, aborting the operation? I've been having this problem off and on for several weeks with several of the blogs I follow. It's extremely frustrating and I don't know how to fix it. I ran a Google search on it and it seems this problem has been going on for quite a long time. It's a totally annoying pain in the ass! It's really cutting into my blog surfing time.
Ok, well it's off to the showers for me. We have a birthday party to go to later this afternoon before we take ma to the airport. Hope everyone has a great weekend and awesome Father's Day!

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Daily I have a great idea for my blog but by the time I go to write, it has vanished from my brain. I blame chemo brain - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Heather said...

I loved Brad Pitt in Interview With a Vampire. Some movies I think he's wonderful in, and some are only so-so.

I hope Rubin's credits transfer, and that he does really well in school.

I quit using ie because of all of the crud with it. I now use Mozilla and it works quicker with WAY less error messages.

jiggins said...

Cool to have family around that makes you feel god!

I sit and think of posts all the time.. the things is, if I can't formulate what I want to say right away.. i save it as a draft and it eventually helps me get back into the flow of writing.

I haven't seen "BB" yet, but I plan to eventually. I heard it was great.


and as for IE.. you should just Download Firefox and move away from IE. I gave up on IE years ago and have never gone back. Firefox is so much cleaner, stable ,and fun. I think you will enjoy it. Check it out!

Here is a great post written by Tim Ferris about FireFox browser:"Pimping Frefox" Alongside that, you may enjoy Tim;'s views on things!