One of those Ever Endless Email Quiz Things

  1. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES? I eat over the sink or out of measuring cups, microwaves dishes, etc.

  2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt.

  3. WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Still the big smiley face my ex husband gave me.

  4. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAME? Scrabble

  5. FAVORITE MAGAZINE? The Writer

  6. FAVORITE SMELL? vanilla, chocolate, citrus, fresh paper.

  7. LEAST FAVORITE SMELL? spoiled split pea soup or anything else that makes you gag while trying to clean it up.

  8. WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Mmmmmm… nothing in particular for a couple of minutes. Just kind of a satisfied mmmmm kind of feeling. Then I remember I have to go to work, do housework, etc.

9.FAVORITE COLOR? deep, dark red.

  1. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR? black
  2. HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE? I check the messages now and then.

  3. FUTURE CHILDS NAMES? Lots of choices, always changing.

  4. WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE? Me! Me! Always ME!!!! lol

  5. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Vanilla with lots of chocolate chunks and ribbons of gooey caramel.

  6. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST? I would love to but it’s risky to pedestrians.

  7. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Not even when I was a kid.

  8. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY? One of my favourite things. I like to walk outside in the middle of a storm.

  9. WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Ford Tempo.

  10. IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE WHO WOULD IT BE? Me, in the future.

  11. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Irish coffee when I’m in the mood.

  12. WHAT IS YOUR SIGN & BIRTHDAY? Sagittarius, December, year of the Dragon.

  13. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? Yes.

  14. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB WHAT WOULD IT BE? Obsessively notorius newspaper columnist.

  15. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR WHAT WOULD IT BE? I like my natural colour.

  16. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALf EMPTY? What’s it full of?

  17. FAVORITE MOVIE? Pretty much which ever one my date pays for.

  18. DO YOU TYPE WITH THE RIGHT FINGERS ON THE KEYS? Yes, I type as fast as I think.

  19. WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED? A dust bunny revolution. Have to keep kicking them back under there.

  20. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER? 3, 6, 4, 19, ….

  21. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Being ignored, I hate that, or maybe that’s a pet peeve…

  22. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR? One that never needs repairs and never runs out of gas.

  23. PERSON(S) MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I’ve been here before.

  24. PERSON(S) YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Ditto.

  25. FAVORITE CD? Friends make them for me, I like all of those.

  26. FAVORITE TV SHOW? Whatever I can sit through.

  27. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD? Relish

  28. HAMBURGERS OR HOT DOGS? Club sandwich.

  29. FAVORITE SOFT DRINK? diet coke but coffee is better.

  30. THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN? Where ever I am.

41 what is on your screen saver? I forget, tall ships I think.

  1. BURGER KING OR MCDONALDS? Swiss Chalet.

  2. FAVORITE PET: Human male.

Where Are They Now?: Jonathan Potts

Where Are They Now?: Jonathan Potts

Isn’t he lovely? Well, how would you know. I went to school with Potts. He was our high school valedictorian. One of the really nicest guys I’ve ever known. I don’t think I’ve seen more than a couple of the movies listed here. But I see him on TV commericals and I always wish him well.

Should you happen to stumble across this, I’d love to hear from you Jonathan. I think the last time I saw you was Mowat. (TV appearances don’t really count.)

Netscape Composer

Netscape didn’t fare well in the browser wars a couple of years ago when the Net was still web behind the ears. (No, that’s not a typo, I’m just trying to be clever). But, today when I wanted to make a quickie change to a website I went in search of FrontPage on my PC only to realize I’ve yet to reinstall it from the last reformat of my hard drive. sigh

But, lurking there, covered in dust bunnies, was Netscape and Netscape Composer. I liked Composer long before I ever forked out the money for Front Page. They are actually a lot alike. Now, you seem to have to register to use Composer which was annoying as I loathe having more passwords and logins to bugger around with. But, it does work. Also, though I don’t have time this afternoon to really test it out, Netscape seems to have that feature that lets you make changes to your site and then load it to your domain. No resorting to an extra bit of softare for the ftp thing. That is convenient, one of the best things about Front Page. If Netscape works for the uploading I may not reinstall Front Page afterall. How many bulky, cantankerous programs do you need on one hard drive?

Goldfish in a Rain Barrel

My nephew, Zack, brought some goldfish here which he and Grandma had bought after the Potato Festival. He had tried to win some goldfish at the Festival but couldn’t get his money to land in the glasses. Likely you’ve all tried that game at least once and know it’s a lot harder than it appears. Anyway, Grandma told him he could buy goldfish for a lot less than another round of playing the game. Zack couldn’t believe fish were so cheap. 🙂 So they went to a pet store and bought a couple of feeders for a mere 37 cents each. Zack was impressed.

For a couple of days the fish were on the kitchen table in a glass jar with the original water they came in. Pretty limited space and likely would have led to a short life. But, once Zack went back home we poured them into the rain barrel in the backyard. I wasn’t sure how they would do but my Mom (Grandma) was sure they would be fine and really like it. I could see how it would be much better than their current home.

Anyway, I poured them in myself. I watched them slowly sink down to the depths of the barrel to disappear. I waited quite a while but they never came back up. We went away for the weekend and I thought about them now and then. Thinking that the metal barrel might not be good for them or that racoons might knock over the wire grate and get at them. But, when I checked on them both were fine, swimming around near the top and quite healthy looking. Plus, I could no longer see any sign of all the mosquito and other insect larva floating around on the surface of the water. Nice bonus!

Sadly, when I checked on them today (about 3 weeks later) one is belly up in the barrel. The other is fine, I noticed him under a tiny leaf which had dropped into the water. The second fish was actually not a feeder. I wonder if those goldfish (one step up from feeders) are a bit stronger or healthier to start with. It’s likely as the feeder fish are only expected to live long enough to make it home and become lunch for some other creature. Anyway, I think I will buy another goldfish so the other guy/ gal isn’t alone in there. Plenty of space to be alone in.

I didn’t find much online about keeping goldfish in a rain barrel though I just started looking this afternoon. Here is a discussion about rain barrels and preventing mosquito larva. Goldfish were offered as one option. Likely the best one I think fish would be the most natural and have the plus of being compost when they die. Some argue that’s cruel. But I think keeping them in aquariums is an unnatural and more cruel life for them. People tend to go overboard on the whole pets thing. They are still animals. A free life is better than being tanked up and gawked at.