hobbitgrrl, have you heard an ad on the radio that sounds like the song is by TMBG?! Something along the lines of "It's too hot to mow the grass but I'm going to mow it anyway"? *looks nervously from side to side* My god... has TMBG gone COMMERCIAL??!?!?!
onecheekyhobbit, I found a one page article in a flight magazine a couple of months ago that I keep meaning to mention here. It's about (wait for it...) CHUCK TAYLOR!!!! Yep. Curious? Or do you already know who he was and why Chuck's were named after him? Do inquiring minds want to know?
psyknife - did I miss your entry or have you left us for MySpace? I don't remember seeing anything about Wizard World and if you liked it, but maybe I haven't completely caught up from Lollapalooza. Same thing for tootsiemuppet; I finally get back into the books and I'm in the middle of "The Hundred Days", and what happens? I haven't heard a peep from you about the books since I started the previous book again! Then again, something ilthit said makes me think you might have been up there visiting her. *G*
anima_mecanique, I may give you a call around dinner time Saturday evening, to see if you're free to eat, and/or if there's a LARP you want to try to get into that night.
lilithlotr, here's that video of Jared climbing/dropping down from his perch above the stage at Lollapalooza: http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=29918E30194F3376
As for me, what have I been doing? Well, the cats have been very up and down healthwise all month - not eating, or turning yellow (too much bile), or throwing up, or not pooping (my, this is fun to read!), so I've been going to the vet, trying different foods to get them to eat, trying different medications (antibiotics, steroids, antacids). They're 18 years old or so, so it could be anything. I *think* they're doing better; they have been finishing their meals and (yes, this IS exciting) pooping. Thought it was all over. Then found throwup, and one of them had wet stool. Damn. I hope it was a fluke! (damn... I put this behind an lj-cut, but it's not working...!)
On the other hand, work is going better. Still sometimes frustrated with my boss's way of communicating (a little TOO blunt at times, and sometimes frustratingly hard to follow - for which she tends to blame the person trying to follow, a bad habit of hers), but mostly feeling more at home and developing a feel for what I'm doing. And my house will go on the market finally, so I can now buy one here! I'm worried that I'm finally putting it on just as the last-minute spurt of end-of-summer house sales is ending; we'll see. I don't think a family with kids would buy the place, so it may be that the school year calendar won't be critical to selling it.
I went to Lollapalooza and the Tall Ships last weekend; this weekend I'm driving down to Indy to check on the house and go to Gen Con (GEEKS!!!!). And I'm thinking more and more about a possible side trip to Cincinnati on Sunday evening (30STM), if I can ask for the day off. Plus, I should be able to do a morning visit to a prairie Saturday morning, which I really have been missing. Let's hope the cats are okay for the next 2 days, so I'll feel okay about being gone for 2 days and leaving them with just dry food. *crosses fingers*