I was going through old blogs to try and find my Amazing Race entry from eons back, when I ran into the one about my paternal grandmother and her valvular incompetence (aka her need for a bypass). That was posted December 2003 and as of today, she’s doing great! It’s bizarre to think that just a year ago I was panicking she’d be dead, and now we’re talking about a trip to Israel.
Then I ran into my blog of discovery of Content Management System (CMS), and I’ve been screwing around with PHPNuke all week, making my site even cooler. Or at least simpler for the end user. It means a lot to me, that I’ve gotten to the point where I understand both the PHP code and the SQL code involved. I’m not great, but I’ve mastered enough that I finally have the members list the way I want it, and not dependent on any forum code. And frankly, the whole reason I wanted the Amazing Race post was for the CMS site. Long story.
I skipped over a whole mess of blog entries, marveling at the change in my life. The last time I had a journal, it backfired, got people mad at me, and blah blah fishcakes. This time, by avoiding such topics as my online friends (not that I don’t love you!), intensely personal issues (which you wouldn’t know about cause I don’t write about), and other touchy subjects, I’ve found a success.
I also try not to talk about anything incriminating about my office. After all, in this world, people get fired for saying shit about work.
The past is close behind me today, I guess.
My SO’s grandmother is rather ill, and tomorrow, the SO treks off to Mississippi without me to go and take care of her. Meanwhile the Pope won’t die, and I have to find someone to run opposite him in the Death Pool. Someone old, busted, and around 90 will do just fine.
Dan Rather’s ‘retiring’ though frankly I see it as a firing. Which sucks, because he’s nice to listen to. Bob Edwards was shit canned from NPR recently, and my mornings haven’t really been the same. Mind, I heard a great bit by him on the radio, where some woman walked up to his wife and said ‘I’ve woken up with your husband for 30 years.’ and the wife replied, ‘Funny, I haven’t.’
We’re looking at getting a condo, but we need more money for a nicer down payment. Then again, 42% of people who get a house these days, do it with no down payment. On a couple levels, that skeeves me, since you don’t own anything. People take so many risks these days, and it’s tempting to be one of them.
I should find a happy note. Or at least a funny one.
Try this: Elaine Edwards of Mink, La., one of the last remaining places in the country to be without telephone service, until lines were installed in January, said “It wasn’t 15 minutes after that phone was in before a telemarketer called me.” (thanks to News of the Weird!)