We got just enough snow today to have work canceled around lunch time because the roads were becoming so slick and icy. I told the ladies at work as we left for lunch, jokingly, that we were going to go out and make a snowman. Since work ended up being canceled, and we did end up getting a dusting of snow, I followed through and made that snowman
I’m not exactly sure when or why, although I have my suspicions of links in emails being clicked, but my computer has been hit with malware once again. It’s been turning off my Windows Live OneCare and giving me occasional popups in FireFox. I really wish I was skilled enough to scan through the report logs and clean it myself, but right now I’ve got a HijackThis log posted on CyberTechHelp, and have already done their first followup post of cleaning various things, temporary internet files, delete index.dat files, history, temporary files, memory dumps, etc., and have ran ComboFix and posted the log files back to them for a fresher look. I’ve got about a half hour in on it so far, so I figure another half hour and it should be cleaned up. Not a ton of time involved really, but it’s just annoying.
My cat must find a sense of security and safety by hiding out in baskets or boxes around the house. This is a picture of her that I found on my camera that I took a couple of months ago. She will usually find a box and make it her hangout for a while, so if we get to looking for her, as long as the box hasn’t been moved or thrown away, it’s almost a give-me that she will be in there asleep.
I’ve enjoyed watching Conan O’Brien bash NBC with their much deserved bashing over the past week or so, and especially after enjoying those moments I hate to see him get screwed out of his show. It’s going to be interesting to see who he signs on with next and where he goes from here. But it’s nice to see that he ended his show with class, and left an nice farewell message for his viewers.
All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particular of young people that watch. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.
Yesterday, Chase and I met up w/ one of our old friends, Jim, for lunch and a couple of games of bowling. It’s been years since we’ve actually bowled, and was a ton of fun. I’m actually sore from playing. It was so nice to hang out like old times, catch up a bit, and try to clear our minds of all the happenings lately.
I bowled with a 14lb ball that was probably a pound or two heavier than I would have liked, but it had what I found to be the most comfortable finger holes. I couldn’t even break 100 though, but I’m going to blame that on lack of practice. This is our first game, and our second was about the same but with the scores flipped vertically between us. I have no idea how he did it, but I think this is Chase’s highest score ever.
Like every single human being I experience all feelings and emotions, but I don’t often show nor talk about them, even to those I am most close to. I choose to keep them to myself rarely letting them escape. I don’t think I will always be like that, it’s just the phase that I’ve been in for a while now. That’s why my blog is nice for me. It allows me to let the feelings out a bit rather than keeping them held inside. But today was a bit different. I think if you were to see my eyes in person today, you could see that I was completely crushed on the inside.
I’ve done what I always do, and expected a situation to be what is probably on the worse end of the scale of outcomes, and unfortunately it was right. Yet expecting the worse didn’t help ease the pain and feelings that surrounded the situation. It was only confirmation for what I had hoped to be prepared for, but wasn’t. And I don’t honestly think you can be prepared for all of the thoughts, the questions, the scenarios, and the possibilities that rush through your mind upon learning something that is devastating.
I’m always excited to see that Survivor has been signed on for another season, but for a few reasons the upcoming season just disappoints me.
Some pictures of a few of the cars at World of Wheels in Chattanooga this year.
A few photos from this set
It’s pretty obvious by looking at the road closure map, that we never get enough ice or snow to really make preparing for any really worth it. The way it usually works is if they call for anything, we get nothing. It’s really not that much different for what we got yesterday evening. We only got enough snow to dust the ground to where things are mostly white, but not really enough for it to be enjoyable—just a mess. But since the temperatures have been below freezing for the past few days, it was just right for the snow to melt on the roads and then refreeze to make them icy. It’s not really at all what we were expecting, we were expecting a few inches of snow, but it was still enough for work to be canceled today.
Yesterday my brother picked it up at Best Buy while we were up in Chattanooga, and he forgot it here when he went home yesterday. Needless to say, today was mostly spent playing it. I’ve been wanting to try it out since seeing that it was released and watching some video reviews of it. I think it’s where Nintendo needed to go back to again, at least once more, for the Mario Bros. I love how it uses the old sound effects and is a side-scroller, but includes some graphics from today as well as some new items and powerups. I’m hoping he leaves it here until we can beat it 100% with all star coins collected.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. —