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I’m a Mac Now!

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My wonderful husband gave me a surprise on our 4th anniversary last week in the form of a gorgeous, shiny, brand new Macbook Pro! It’s got the new Intel Core i5 2.4ghz processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and a 500mb 7200rpm hard drive. It’s smokin’ fast, and I have it dual booting OS X and […]

Meet Sonoran Star

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We’re leaping into ballooning feet first, and we got a great deal on a hot air balloon! We named the balloon “Sonoran Star” and had it inspected by an FAA Repair Station (Balloon RX) last week. He said it was in fantastic condition and a great deal, so we bought it. This weekend it looks […]

Goin’ Back to Cali – Tech Style

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Looking forward to spending some time in the Magic Kingdom. Yep! Headed off to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. I think this will be my 34th trip to Disneyland, but my first to California Adventure Theme Park. I have TomTom for iPhone all set and ready to go with our hotel, Disneyland, and Roscoe’s Chicken […]

1.  Writing Discipline Gaming is so much more fun, but I force myself to hit my word count and then some extra every single day.  The days that I come up short on word count I berate myself and feel guilty. Better to just finish word count so I don’t have to deal with my […]

NaNoWriMo and Hot Air Balloons

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I have a tendency to fall off Planet Earth for a few weeks in November. Because of having to hit a daily word count at night after working all day, there’s little time for gaming, socializing, and TV. I was so frustrated with my protagonist yesterday that in the first 100 words I had her […]

NaNoWriMo 2009 Approaches

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I competed last year and learned a lot about my writing. I also formed a wonderful habit of writing 1800 words a day (which I promptly kicked by mid-December — arrgh).  For those of you unfamiliar with the strange word, NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every year in November, both published and […]

Hello world!

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The hosting switchover is complete, and I’m now on WordPress instead of Blogger. Next fun part is to import all of my Blogger entries from 2003 to present into WordPress.  We’ll see how that goes.

Crossword Word I Learned Today

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The clue was “A butterfly’s wings” and answer was “alae”. Had to look this one up. Dictionary says: 1. a wing. 2. a winglike part, process, or expansion, as of a bone, shell, seed, or stem. 3. either of the two side petals of a flower in the legume family, as the pea. 4. (in […]

Cavalia Review

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Cavalia was magical. It was held under a massive “big top” white tent in Scottsdale. I had no idea what kind of seats we had until we got to the front and went to a separate line. We were handed a program and then a “backstage pass” with a lanyard. Then we were led to […]

Grand Canyon!

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My prediction was correct! :)  We headed up to Williams, AZ on Friday night and checked into a hotel right on Main Street — horse drawn carriages and all.  Walked over to look at the trains because we were right next to the Grand Canyon Railway.  The waning gibbous moon illuminated the silver trains eerily; […]

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UI/UX Developer by day, a million other hobbies by night. Attracted to shiny objects that need recharging. Passion for life, love, and sushi. Trail running, hiking, books, gaming, sketching and travel are just a few of my interests. Multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS) enthusiast.