March 11th, 2004

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yesterday's good day and the adventures of Miss Marsha ™ and I

I'm sitting here, hot coffee this time. it's amazing the difference between coffee at 15 degrees C (65 F) and coffee at 40 (100). So much more refreshing.

I've spen the morning talking with Miss Marsha. I wish I could like trademark her because she's the ultimate of cool, so I think from now on I'll refer to her as Miss Marsha ™. Her motto in times like these is "anything you want, let me know and I'll get it for you", and it's really helpful when you're slow on your feet/wheels. So thanks to Miss Marsha ™ I have hot coffee and had a bit of breakfast. So its time to update on yesterdays happenings and the events that are to come today.

I did my classes for the first time over the phone. We have some really stupid cordless phones whose batteries are totally shot, so halfway through Reactor Design the thing started beeping at me and we had to scramble to find another cordless phone. that phone made it the rest of the way through reactor design but I figured I'd be better off by going into the other room and using a more stable and reliable corded phone. I swear, we either need to throw away these phones or get new batteries for them. Note to self: Look for batteries for phones.

So then Miss Marsha ™ and I sat around, me playing with and cursing at my phone. I'm really happy with this new software and I'm really looking forward to doing a review on the two producs and how one sucks and the other doesn't suck. We had tea in the afternoon, something that I always truly enjoy. It's been a long time since I've been able to have tea wih someone.

I got a very sweet letter and cd from ruadh_innsean. What amazed me was that it was completely in braille. It made me smile which was the intent, so that was great. She's a wonderful girl, one that will always be my friend, no matter what happens. Thank goodness for lj as we'd never know each other if it didn't exist.

On the final, we've finally decided and finalized plans to go to Arizona. the only thing that I worry about is the pain that I'll have to deal with going to and from the airport and the long trip up the mountain to Strawberry, my birthplace and grandparents home. I really wan to go there though because I need ot see my Grandpa as he has cancer, so I'll deal with the pain so the rest of my family can go. My Grandma says me and my Grandpa can be happy invalids together :) and maybe I'll be able to have some fried chicken from my Aunt Cathy (my late uncle's wife) so it'll all be good.

And that's about all that I can think of to write. I told Lindsey's Mom yeserday on the phone that yeserday had been the best day I've had since I broke my leg. I sat up all day in my chair, which I regretted later for the pain, bu it made me happy all the same that I kept my mind active. Here's hoping that we'll have another good one today.

Edit: I just spent a half of an hour fixing what semagic (my lj client) screwed up. There's a reason why the scrabble letter t is only worth one point in scrabble. For some odd reason when I tried to replace something that I had screwed up, it deleted all of my t's throughout my entry. Never, never, do that because I don't know about you, but I never knew how many t's I used in general writing. Let me get this entry sent off before I screw it p further :).
Fiona and me in the snow

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I've had a comedy of technological errors today which really annoyed me. First, I've waited to get my code for the screen reader on my phone, the thing that reads the screen to me and tells me what's going on. Its called Talx and its awesome. I got the code, and then realized that the number I gave them that identifies my phone was one digit off, the last digit is a 9, not an 8, so naturally the 16 digit code I had to enter which is letters and numbers and really annoying to enter on a phone keypad, did not work. So they were nice enough to email Germany again, but they say I'll have to wait until tomorrow for my code. THat's totally annoying but livable. At least I'll have it in Arizona which is the most important so I can post in my live journal via my phone. Miss Marsha ™ made chicken parmesan and it smells wonderful. Philip's here and we're waiting for Kelsea to get here so we can eat. I'm so looking forward to it because she's an amazing cook. Kelsea and PHilip are here because tomorrow they're wedding planning and I'm not L:). It'll be great to see them. I talked to my Grandma today for the first time in a while. She says that his radiation treatments are going well and the radiation doctor and the chemotherapy specialists both tell him that they think they can kill the cancer completely. They don't guarantee that it won't come back, but at least he'll be able to continue living, and a wonderful guy like him deserves to continue to live. I'm so happy, and glad I'll get to see him. I screwed up my entry from this morning and didn't allow comments so if you want to try commenting again, go here if you want. Sometimes, I hate it when I screw up. I can't think of anything non boring to write about so I'll sign off until I find something interesting to write.