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Oh, Internet

I know, I know.  It’s been a while.  It’s been snowing like we’re in New England or something, plus there have been boxes to move (long story – I didn’t move) and work to do and a new semester of grad school to start and WHEW!  It’s exhausting being a massive underachiever.  Underachiever because I don’t feel like I have a handle on anything PER SE, but I’m doing OK.  See?  It’s OK.  I’m not doing GRAND, mainly because I hate winter and because grad school is hard and because I’m not excelling in everything I do and touch.

But enough about me!  Let’s talk about my dog.  He’s adjusting to a new companion.  My parents’ dog Bailey came to live with us for a little while.  She’s about twice Jake’s size and three times his age.  They are getting along, however.  How could they not?  Look at that face!

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They are still getting used to each other, so I don’t have any hilarious videos of them playing yet, but they do some funny stuff.  I’ll save that for another post.

Since it had been since December since I visited my own website (for shame!) I decided to weed out the spam comments, since I can’t figure out how to turn my Askimet on (Blog Daddy, help me!), and I came across some fun ones.

from penislargementy.com
“Brim over I to but I dream the post should acquire more info then it has.”

–Had I know for to your comment earlier may have deleted some.

from granvillepolice.org
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–guess it’s hard times for the Granville Police.  Actually, it’s a real website, for a police force in a town called Granville, MA.  I’m sure some hacking is involved here, though their site is a little weird.  Not at all government-y.  Maybe a fake?  Who knows.

from thekochfamilyblog.com
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–again, either the Koch family has fallen on hard times, unless their site got hacked or whatever.  Because I doubt they want to use pictures of their kids hanging Christmas ornaments to sell valium or whatever.  **Incidentally – I realize that “Hacked” is an antiquated term or whatever and I don’t care.  Correct me if you want to.  At least THAT would be a legitimate comment.

from home-businessreviews.com
“just became a member of this forum here”
“enjoy the environment around here”
“enjoy the quality of the posts”

–this is a really lame business tactic.  This is not a forum, nor is it an environment.  It is more like a dry and desolate desert, akin to something out of The Gunslinger, where you expect to see tumbleweeds at any time.  That’s my fault.  I’m just sayin.’

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–Soul. Pitch.  Hustle.  That’s the most awesome name for a website ever.  I just don’t know why the website that calls itself “Da Urban Vehicle for Straight Raw Gritty Newz. From the Streetz to the Boardroom! ~It’s More Than A Lifestyle~” would want to sell me insurance.  Is this more of that internet tampering I’ve been hearing so much about?

The writer of www.notalwaysaboutmonkeys.com has written a superior article. I got your point and there is nothing to argue about. It is like the following universal truth that you can not disagree with: triangular sandwiches always taste better I will be back.

–this is a payday loan site.  It just gave me this funny mental image of a person standing in front of their fridge with their hands on their hips, saying “There’s no food in here!” and someone else saying, “Hold on a minute, let me go down to Payday Town to get some money.”  And then a song plays.  I do agree, however, that triangular sandwiches taste better.

Good post and this post helped me alot on my college assignment.  Say thank you for as your information.
(on kid stuck behind the couch post)

–if my personal opinion helped out some weird computer bug that had a college assignment about the “Kid Behind the Couch” post that went viral, OK by me.  Generic WP.  Whatevs.

thanks, very useful information.  I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

–this comment was deposited on my review of “Harvard Man,” so I very much doubt that a real live person at LargeHamsterCage (which is actually a business that sells large hamster cages – with the tubes for the hamsters to run through and stuff) was surfing the old web and really needed my insights on a weirdo straight-to-DVD POS starring the guy from Entourage.

That’s all I’ve got for tonight, Folks.  I have ten pages of prose to polish, a ton of reading to do, and lots and lots of work to do.

The week before Thanksgiving – Heaven Help Me

This will be brief, though it breaks my heart that I have this fancy new website and no time to play with it.  December.  December will be my month to clean up the categories and post my blog roll.  And to write some content that doesn’t work better than a Unisom.

I have a 12-15 page paper due December 1st, a 20-25 page paper due December 8th, and a 15-20 page paper due December 10th, and in between Thanksgiving happens.  My awesome PIL from Georgia are coming and while they are here my FIL and Hubs are going to replace the fuse box with some new-fangled breakers and switch out our HVAC system.  An awesome thing, yes?  Also, very stressful because of all that literary scholarshippy geniusy stuff I have to do.

So I’m going to set out doing that, stopping first to wrap a bunch of birthday presents for The Hubs and maybe do some calming deep breathing.  Here is your “moment of Zen”, and make sure you turn up your speakers.

Yes, I am well aware that I’ve just posted a video of my cat purring.  I’m fully OK with all that entails, and recognize my Crazy Cat Lady tendencies, secure in the knowledge that they will never get the best of me.

I Write, You Know

So, what’s new with me? What? Nobody asked? Don’t care. I’m going to tell you anyway.

I have an awesome part time job writing for a fantastic SEO Company full of terribly nice people. Among other things, I write a blog about Richmond that talks about the best of the city and highlights certain things and people and places. It’s www.richmondvapresents.com and I would love it if you’d visit it let me know what you think. Also, if you’re a Richmonder and have a business or thing (not THAT thing, you perv) you’d like me to write about, I’ll consider it. 🙂

I am in graduate school and beating my head against a wall for taking three (3) THREE literature-intensive classes this semester. The reading alone is enough to blind you, and on top of that you’re expected to be able to form cohesive thoughts and scholarly opinions about things. Don’t let me fool you – I love it, but I’m totally overwhelmed and freaking out.

Those are the two main things going on in my life other than The Hubs, The Rents, The Cat, The Dog, and The House, which are all doing pretty good and say hi, Internet.

Off to the weekend, which will not feel like a weekend at all because I have to do a ton of work and write a paper, prepare a presentation, and read practically everything Oscar Wilde ever wrote. But it will be fun, so who needs a weekend?