The Hunt

It’s been awhile. As usual.

I keep up with my blogging about as much as I keep up with my daily fiber intake.

Having spent the last year and a half in grad school (this semester is over next week) I’ve just has less time to gather my thoughts and put them down. My head regularly feels like a jumbled mess, one idea transforming into the next before I could finish thinking through the previous one.

All that aside, right now I’m excited. MJ and I started geocaching in 2003 as a means to spend more time together and also explore our town (San Antonio at that time). It was fun. Then came the mosquito bites and also the chigger transfer from a trip where MJ went out but I did not but we both had bites all over the backs of our legs. Not so fun.

So there was a long hiatus. We moved. We knitted. We crocheted. We did other things in our spare time. In the last few years MJs gotten back into it and in the last year so have I. But bugs remain an issue and here in MD are millions of ticks that love nothing more than skirting past your underwear and freaking you out by getting far to close to your business. That’s a pretty good deterrent for me but crazily I still want to do this….

Right now I’m trying really hard to NOT buy a new GPS. But I did get new hiking boots, a lifetime membership to REI, bug gaiters, mosquito net, DEET, and got a cache pack setup (in this case a camelbak with first aid kit, flashlight, headlamp, pocket knife, rain coat, pen, pencil, another pen, etc.). I’m ready! And Excited!

Great outdoors, here I come!!



No, thanks

There was a time when I’d be all about poking through a new software, doing the setup myself, and working my way through any issues that arrived using the software faqs, documentation, and forums.

Apparently, not anymore.  Today I chose “One-click Easy Install” from my webhost over “Advanced Mode” after some weird tiny little error popped up while trying the manual installation (One-click Advanced Mode wasn’t available for this particular package – just Easy).

Doing so means that I do not have access to add themes or extensions and will be limited to whatever comes with the one-click package.

I’m okay with that.

In case you cared:

PHP mbstring package Your internal characater set is ISO-8859-1
Setting mbstring.internal_encoding to UTF-8 in your php.ini file is
recommended to insure accented and multi-byte characters function
Strict Permissions [is not in effect]
When this option is not in effect, file and folder permissions are
relaxed. This could constitute a security risk so it is recommended
that you enable Strict Permissions. However, on some servers this
software does not function correctly with strict file/folder
permissions. If you enable this option and have permission errors,
run setup again and disable the option.

My life in a nutshell

Keep in mind that this conversation took place within one day and the same person was responding to me each time.

Me to Distributor: Is it possible for the license to be co-terminous?

Distributor: In order to co-term, you will need to contact to your Symantec rep and obtain an eSPA.

Me to Distributor: Would you have a way of finding out who our Symantec rep is? I don’t have a contact there.

Distributor: Hello Alexis, I am your Symantec rep.  How may I help you?


What is it with Mondays?

I was on a roll this morning. Got up, showered, got Netflix “Watch Now” stuff streaming to the TV through my Xbox, MJ made a fruitbowl and I washed the very first pair of knit socks that I finished this past weekend.

. . .And then I got jackshit. Let me amend that. I got an cookie ice cream sandwich (Thank you, baby) but other than that, Monday can suck it.

The extender for the Netflix decided to stop working. I’ve spent that last two hours trying to get it to act right and so far no luck. Uninstalled and tried to reinstall everything and then all of a sudden the Xbox no longer detects my Media Center PC even tho my computer does. This is why I’m a mac girl. Microsoft makes all kinds of promises of awesome then never or barely delivers.

One down

One to go.  June saw me closing out the last of my socks on two circs classes.  I’ve finished one with just the heel and toe left to go on the last.  I think they’ll end up too large for the intended recipient, but we’ll see what happens after I wash them.

Note to self:  Do not switch from english to continental after the ribbing.  It wreaks havoc on your gauge.  See the pretty bulge?

Gauge! Gauge! Gauge!

Also, did a four hour spinning class with the incomparable Jacey, who has the nerve to leave us this month to be closer to her family in Missouri.  I can’t relate to that at all…  Relate or not, her brand of crazy and talent will be missed.

In other news, MJ and I saw Get Smart and Hancock.  Both incredibly funny.  For Hancock, think Greatest American Hero in terms of flying skill, only black and drunk with better special effects.  The critics didn’t like it and I agree with some of their commentary on the lack of story development, etc., but I laughed my ass off and therefore don’t really care that some of it could have been better explained. Color me entertained.  We also saw Baby Mama – at the cheap movies – so given what we paid to see it, I’m not too upset that it sort of sucked with a few good lines randomly dispersed in between the suck.

I also may or may not have found myself outside an AT&T store at 6am on the morning of Friday, July 11.  That said, I may or may not have a new cellphone number.  If you need it, let me know.

I’m hoping July will bring some much needed change, so fingers crossed and I might tell you about it later.