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Had “The Dark Knight” Trilogy just kind of running in the background while doing my usual chores and other stuff; but you just have to stop and watch when Heath Ledger comes on as “The Joker.” That man was genius in that part. Especially that part where someone calls him crazy, and, real quiet like he says “No. No I’m not.” You can totally believe he believes he isn’t.

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imageThe other day, during the snow “storm” we had, I was out on the deck taking pictures (of course) and I heard a loud THUMP from the back of the property. And, sure enough, on our walk today, the Dog and I came across a downed tree cutting across our walking trail. It was one of those really long/tall skinny (about 13 inches thick or so) trees and I guess the weight of all that wet snow was a bit much for it. Snap. Thump. That’s two down and 50+ to go.

Tried booting into Windows 7 today. Forgot that I completely replaced all my drives with new, larger, formatted for Linux, hard drives. Of course Windows couldn’t find the data/documents directory and a bunch of other stuff. Aaarrrgggghhh! What a pain in the ass Windows is! If not for having to boot into Windows to check my banking I’d get rid of it completely. I’m quite happy with Linux Mint and a Windows 7 VM when I need it. (And if I could find a decent blogging program I’d get rid of the VM!)

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Anywho, just got back from picking my Schweetie up at the Ferry Landing. Made a quick stop by Mickey D’s cause she didn’t feel like waiting to make something. Which is her prerogative! I’m finishing up here before heading off to lay down and read a bit.

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Yeah, It Has Been Awhile

Since I posted. I think I’ve been kind of busy; but can’t really remember. That tends to happen more and more when your advancing in years. (Or so I’ve been told.)

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What have I been doing? Oh, “things” around the house. Making runs for SWMBO to get her son his Christmas Present. Getting my Christmas present for her. Stuff. Old Guy Stuff. And all my usual chores.

Weather has sucked. Rains off and on. Feels cold out there. Supposed to be a chance of snow today but it never happened. Too warm for that but too cold to get outside. Sucks.

The company I was dealing with for SWMBO’s present contacted me a  couple of days ago and offered to ship my purchase overnight at their expense if I’d still order what I had. Sure. Didn’t really expect it to get here but it did! I was pleasantly surprised. Still doesn’t forgive their lax Customer Support as far as waiting so long to even inform me that there was a problem; but makes me more inclined to order from them again.

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So, SWMBO got her Quilt Kit for Christmas. She likes it. (Which is good considering she picked it out of the catalog.)

Had the Renter and his son, SWMBO’s Son and girlfriend, and us for dinner. Which was excellent. Ham, mashed taters, veggies,yams and a gallon of Martinelli’s. Still plenty of ham left for cold ham sandwiches too. (Which is almost as good as left over Turkey.)

SWMBO’s Son got me a model USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Refit model. His girlfriend got me a”Don’t Blink” Weeping Angel T-Shirt. SWMBO keeps giving me hugs and kisses; so my Christmas went pretty good. They’re in the big room watching “White Christmas” (which I’ve had enough of) so I’m in my room doing this and watching (sort of) “Battle Los Angeles.”

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Installed Apache2, MySQL, PHP5 and am playing with running a website. Just put up “piwigo gallery” and am playing with that. Lots of fun and I enjoy learning things.

All in all: Nice Christmas.

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