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Category: nerd

09/24/06 12:22 - 67ºF - ID#36042

book hunt

I am working on purchasing books from a long reading list that I have aquired over the past two years. When professors reccommended a book, I wrote it down. Or as I did my research, I would come across people that I found interesting and wanted to know more about and how they contrivbuted to the things that I study. This list is pretty much comprised of authors and resources pertaining to my graduate degree. I have read ALOT of information in this area, however, I need (and want) to keep building my skills and knowledge set.

The funny thing about learning is that you have to keep at it, as very little information is crystalized. In other words, if you don't use it, you lose it!

Fortunately (and gratefully) my new posiiton is directly related to my degree so it is only doubly beneficial for me to continue to reinforce what I have learned and to continue to add to my repetoire. I am also working on re reading a few books from my graduate program and looking into areas of interest that I didn't have time to explore-learn about before. So the list is long and it doesn't even include the books that I hope to gobble up for sheer entertainment.

By the way, I managed to lose the thriller I was reading about a month ago. I read half of it in one sitting, then only read a few pages at a time before bed- although it is (was) really interesting, I couldn't stay awake long enough to get more than a few ages read at a time. Then I picked up a work related book and have since been unable to find the half read thriller. odd and bothersome as I hate knowing that there is a book out there that I have not completed. argh!
yeah, so, I read.

I had received a couple of B&N gift cards recently, so I have been hanging out at that store in my free time. I have purchased a few on the spot as I couldn't wait to see if there were used ones I could purchase for less money online. Since I have a huge list and I want to get working on adding those to my library, I spent this evening at B&N collecting author and titles that I will plug into a used book search. I can't see shelling out $30 a book if I can get it cheaper elsewhere. I know some people who have the boks that I want. Perhaps I can offer them a deal instead...

any book fans in the audience? Know of any really good used book stores? There is one I would like to check out on the boulevard, the "book outlet" i think it is called.

I meant to spend the day cleaning out my garage or working on the yard. It was a nice day even with the rain. The warm rain smelled good.. Instead I got sucked into a movie on tv (40 days/40 nights Josh H is yummy- dig the flower scene), then as I grabbed a blanket and settle down to read a work relevant book (a book I bought last week on 'The First 90 Days'- transition to new leadership position, hitting the break even point sooner, etc.. ) my kitty cats purring lured my into a nap, which I didn't need-- but if you have ever been the victim of sleep seducing cat purr, you know exactly what I mean. I dreampt about odd stuff..


Also meant to go get a hair cut and perhaps have my nails done. Not sure if that puts me over the girly quota or not?! I like them sporty short or they annoy the hell out of me and I can only deal with them for 4-6 months then they have to go. This would be ok if the original nail wasnt all busted up looking until it grows out. I'll think it over for a few days. Maybe I'll just give myself a nice manicure. Well, I aim to get up early in the morning to get some of this done, so maybe I will need to figure it out sooner than later. If that is the most pressing decision I have to make, then all is good, right? :)

Looking for insurance for my Cingular 8125. At the time of purchase the store did not insure pocket pc's. Yet when I was online this morning, I see that Cingular does offer insurance for this model. Bah, I hate making phone calls! I still need to figure out how to use my phone as a modem for my lap top. I havent really tried it yet.

I have a PDA, pager and cell phone for my position. I would happily use my pocket pc if they reimbursed for any of it. They almost made me pay for personal use of the work cell phone. I suppose they assume that anyone who has a work cell phone will use it for personal calls as well. I can support that yet I KNOW I have no need to use it for myself. I always have my phone on me if a personal call is necessary. 5 bucks a month and I could use it for personal use. Thats a great deal if I wanted to ditch my personal phone-- but no freakin way now! I was very uncomfortable with paying for anything I wouldnt be using. 5$ isn't a lot, but over a years time, its 60$ that I would be paying for something I don't need to use. Why would I when I have my own phone? I'd rather donate that money to the organization I work at for helping the kiddos. I guess they are allowing me to opt out, somethig they don't normally allow? glad that worked out- it was worth inquiring about.

What else?

Its a nice night: mild, smells good, can hear the creatures..

oh and I need to take care of my herbs!! I have a bunch to harvest. I hear that I can toss them in the freezer or I can hang them to dry. ThenI heard somehting about putting them in a brown paper bag, but I don't recall what that does.. does it help it dry quicker?

Any suggestions?

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Thats about it!

Be well and good night, peeps :)

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Category: friday

09/22/06 08:42 - 62ºF - ID#36041 pmobl

bowling

Voelkers 9:30 come out to play!! See you there!
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Category: adventure

09/22/06 05:58 - 64ºF - ID#36040

BALLS!

Bowling Balls that is :)

LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehehehehe

(be home soon)

(stealth entry)

;)
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Category: pmobl

09/21/06 06:59 - 59ºF - ID#36039 pmobl

writing J

this phone is fun ! think I will take a walk now. I need a little back pack for my books andother junk when I walk in the City) - since i usually go to spot and coop (Sometimes) Later Gator's. ".p
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Category: simplicity

09/20/06 11:01 - 50ºF - ID#36038

breathe

I love this weather! crisp, energizing, lovely.

go outside and take in a few deep breaths. ahhhhh

Although a long walk in the woods may have been nice, I instead spent the evening finishing up my cleaning--with windows open to let in the fresh cool air.

Now I can relax and carry on..

I stepped outside just a short while ago. The creatures are making their sounds and the stars are out; lots of them! I so enjoy a starry night *sigh*

I instantly found the big dipper. As much as I love the stars, I know very few constellations. Someday..

I'm ready to take on the world.

Have I mentioned how much I love this weather? :)

be well,
Carey


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Category: potpourri

09/19/06 11:20 - 59ºF - ID#36037

got the urge to purge

PyrcedGrrl: Hey
PreciseDisarray: didn't hear ya- been washing dishes
PyrcedGrrl: WHo-wha?
PyrcedGrrl: What have you done w/ Carey?

hahaha, exactly. The dishes I have been whining about are done. I hate dishes. *scorn*

I am in a mood to purge- I want to go through everthing I own and toss/give away everything that I don't have use/a place for. Be Gone!

I like it neat and simple.

My garage, basement, a few select cupboards and car are neither of those things.

I don't mind things getting a bit dirty- I just feels good when it is all cleaned up

Otherwise my place is tidy and smells good.

and the dishes are done. YAY

If it were 7:15 and not 11:15, I'd get a jump on that purge thing.

Alas, I will continue to straighten up and get ready for the work day.

Is it Friday yet?????????

'cause peeps are going bowling!
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Category: reflection

09/17/06 02:39 - 71ºF - ID#36036

when I'm good Im good, when I'm bad

I'm even better.

..being a good girl is sometimes a really hard thing to do.

choices and other things to ponder;

but not right now..

more Birthday celebration going on (today is the actual day)

and dishes. ha

Be well, peeps

~Carey







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Category: birthdays

09/15/06 05:57 - 63ºF - ID#36035

My Birthday

I am not exactly sure when or where..

but Birthday Celebration this weekend :)

How about some Laser tag? hehe YESSS!

or comedy club?

rock wall climbing??

Go carts??

or good ole Drunkin' Bowling??? ..always amusing

wine and cheese?

any other ideas??

I want to go tonight. So do you!!

Who's in???

Lets GO!!

I'll be home soon...

716 622 6639


:)

Carey
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Category: birthdays

09/13/06 09:27 - 66ºF - ID#36034

birthday?

oh my

It seemed so far away,

until today, reading (e:pyrcedgrrl) 's post who reminded me that my birthday is in 4 days.

I havent thought about it.

Other than in a sense that it still seemed so far away. I don't think I realize it is September yet..
and that September 17 is coming up in a few days.

wtf? where have I been????????

and what the heck am I going to do about it? hahaha Its this freakin' weekend!!!

hahha and I was just thinking earlier that it might be a good weekend to clean out my garage and clean up the outside.

I am just sitting here shaking my head.

wow-

has my brain suddenly turned to mush or is it just maxed out at the moment?

I'm hanging a sign, "temporarily out of order"

or maybe I'll just write it on a post it and stick it to my forhead :)






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Category: reflection

09/12/06 07:06 - 60ºF - ID#36033

dreams within dreams

I had all these crazy dreams last night.. dreams within dreams. Long and drawn out and to the point that I wasnt sure if I was actually sleeping. The context and some of the details were bizarre...

and intruiging.


the kind that make me look at certain people in another way, in another light. hmmm..

but it was just a bunch of dreams...

or was it?



and with that thought:

"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time."


perhaps I'll see you later
Carey
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