I have a few WIPs that need finishing up....ya know, like the Cobweb shawl that i was hoping to have had done in July. The very one that had to visit the frog pond and found me saying, "rippit, rippit, rippit" for about 50 rows. And then there's the MD - baby kimono that i whipped up really quickly and have yet to block, seam, finish or ship off to AZ. Sigh. I'm a bum. I also have another WIP, however...i can't disclose it here. Muhahahahaha!!!
In other news...
We managed to luck out and stumble onto a 2-day sale at Best Buy and got this for $42. We used $10 worth of McDonalds's "Best Buy Bucks" from the Monopoly game...so that was cool! This video card was super easy to install and both of our games now work. The graphics on Call of Duty are amazing - as far as i can tell from my view across the room while Deb has been playing it. I'm telling you though, i need to put a "curse jar" on the desk because the language out of her mouth, it's horrible! She plays with headphones on so i can watch TV, all i hear is her filthy mouth...nothing like a former truck driver, i tell ya!
Come to figure out that SIMS2 with University Expansion was not working because i had some kind of naughty hack i'd downloaded and apparently it wasn't compatible with the expansion. Well, ya know, i had some not naughty - 3rd party - downloaded stuff too...gobs of it. Thankfully i spent a few hours reading through the message forums here and found the answers i needed to fix the game. However, even after all of that, my Sims still would not properly leave the lot to go shopping. I ended up actually uninstalling everything (having saved my downloads folder to the desktop, and purposfully NOT saving my "saved games" folder!), then i cleaned the registry and reinstalled everything. I've yet to try to send a SIM shopping...so we'll see.
Anywhoooo, i actually have been spending some time online and not playing around. I'm working on DanTheMan's mailing list database for his annual Holiday Mailing. While living in Indiana, i used to process the whole mailing, he's a realtor and he sends out those little magnetic calendars with his face slapped on it. My job: update database, pick up boxes of calendars, punch out inner portion of magnet (to make item weigh less), slap business card onto left-over magnet border, shove calendar into envelope, wait patiently for DanTheMan to print out X# of copies of insert, tri-fold inserts, shove inserts into envelope, seal envelope, stamp envelope with postal permit, bundle & sort mailing by postal code, return items to DanTheMan, stick out hand. Grin. In recent years, the mailing has been as many as 2700 pieces and as few as 500. Ummm, so since i'm living 700+ miles from DanTheMan now, he's taken on some new help for the calendar section of the job. I'm still doing the database. And if i can ever figure out how to add extra columns to the database without messing it up as it stands (it's an excel format that's online, but supposedly i can download it to my PC and fiddle with it???)...DanTheMan would love to send Birthday, Anniversary, etc. cards to his friends and clients. But, ya know...i've yet to figure it out.
I better stop rambling and get back to work! Happy Knitting!!