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Writing this on FLMom's computer...because my keyboard is busted and my replacement doesn't arrive until Thursday at the earliest.  -sigh-

Anyway,  I actually have the day off today, and will be spending it running errands and doing some laundry - because that is the never ending story of being an Adult..piles and piles of laundry that won't, no matter how hard I will them to, do themselves.

Then I work at 4am for the subsequent days after this day off - well, until Saturday I think..I'm not sure...will have to check my schedule again.  

Enough of my randomness.......

What are your plans for the day?

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  •  Happy Wednesday (16+ / 0-)

    Not sure what I'll be doing tomorrow but I know I'll be wedded to a computer for part of the day. That laundry, Caedy? That's what I did Monday.

    Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall

    by Dave in Northridge on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 10:02:58 PM PDT

  •  g'day all; dentist appt today to deal w/ (16+ / 0-)

    toothache.

    Rant warning:
    Also found out today middle granddaughter has been invited to Emory University for a month long gifted and talented program for elementary students.  Problem is that that month is also the same as the time for the local church's summer camp.  The last couple of months, the church has raised money to pay for the summer camp for less well off students.  After the donations were counted, it appears all the children except my granddaughter got "scholarships"

    My daughter asked about why her kids were excluded since several community bigwigs had their kids awarded scholarships and they appear to do much much better financially than my daughter's family.

    The lady in charge of the program replied "Your father is rich so we figured it was only fair that he should pay his fair share"  I am not a member of that church and my money, however rich or poor I am, is my own to dispose of as I please and I resent people who live in bigger houses, driving newer cars and wearing their designer clothes deciding if I am rich or not.  I told my daughter I would pay full freight for granddaughter to go to Emory but not a penny for church camp for fear of the negative things she could learn there.

    Rant finished.

    •  And there’s no reason that anyone (11+ / 0-)

      should expect your adult daughter to be able to call on you for financial assistance anyway; I find that idea just ... bizarre.

      A good G&T program could be a lot of fun.  (Then again, I’m prejudiced: at that age I’d have been appalled at the idea of attending a summer camp even without a religious connection; books were much more attractive!)

    •  I did a month of bible camp one week when I (10+ / 0-)

      was a kid....got suckered into it by a neighbour lady.

      Never. Again.

      At least I didn't have to pay for the privilege.

      I'd rather sweep floors at Emory, never mind the g&t program!  Glad you're able to help send your granddaughter.

      :-)

      "Live with no excuses and Love with no regrets."

      by The Marti on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 01:03:08 AM PDT

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    •  My son adored the G & T summer camps he attended, (7+ / 0-)

      he was with intellectual peers, they had plenty of recreation in addition to the workshops in all kinds of things from computers to music and advanced science and math, and the college food was a definite step up from camp food.

      When your daughter's "church" notices the drop in the family envelope, she can tell them she needs to save money for kids summer camp in 2015.

      She should check out some camps for the other kids so they don't have to got to church camp and don't get left out either.  Maybe Day camp or Y camp or scout camp or theater camp.  Or, just some kind of vacation with Mom and dad while the G & T camp is taking place; the beach, the mountains, the amusement parks!  They all need to be treated special!  

       

      If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

      by weck on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 07:51:32 AM PDT

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    •  the emory program (4+ / 0-)
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      Cadillac64, broths, Kit RMP, trkingmomoe

      will be an asset for her life and the church camp would be rubber pancakes and mosquito bites peppered with nonsense and blather.  at least, that's how i remember lutheran church camp.  to this day, the scent of jurgen's lotion puts me back in the mountains, with food we knew they just put in the dishwasher and back on our plates, giant mosquitoes dive bombing us like the red baron, lotion on sunburns, and never ending sermons.  i never went back to a church camp, although i work at the vacation bible school every year.  don't ask, our minds are quirky and can hold differing opinions about the same subject perfectly well.
      as to the church's not giving your granddaughter the same respect and attention they gave the children of other families, i hope this attitude is not pervasive toward your daughter.  this kind of discrimination can leak over the children and set into their minds that they are not as loved as others in that church. the lesson is too late if it is already learned.

      "I am an old woman, named after my mother. my old man is another child who's grown old." John Prine (not an old woman)

      by art ah zen on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 09:09:20 AM PDT

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  •  Fixing Software (13+ / 0-)

    I have two programs that I use to analyze my big pot of data, and they are giving contradictory answers.  This means that at least one is and probably both are defective.

    My job for today is to think real hard and to come up with a reason to trust one or the other or neither. Grrr, I hate computers.

    o caminho d'ouro, uma pinga de mel: Parati

    by tarkangi on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 11:34:55 PM PDT

    •  flip a coin? ;-) (9+ / 0-)

      I snark; you laugh.  It works out. :-)

      "Live with no excuses and Love with no regrets."

      by The Marti on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 12:57:38 AM PDT

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      •  Decision Theory (8+ / 0-)

        The KETI folks are having a discussion in another diary about the distinction between Scientists and Engineers.

        One way to look at it is that in engineering you often twenty minutes before the reactor explodes so you pick one model and run with it.  Reactor calms down, you're the hero; reactor explodes, you're the goat.

        In Science, you more often have the luxury of time to pick one model and explore the consequences under the assumption that it is true.  This goes under the rubric of "Provisional Acceptance of an Hypothesis."  While in principle one should explore every alternative hypothesis, in reality we do have time constraints and will generally accept the first chain of evidence that doesn't go blooey.

        In the absence of exploding reactors, some issues never get resolved and remain philosophical speculations that rely more strongly on the psychology of the investigator than on the nature of the world.  For instance, my post doc adviser and I have been chewing on a question for three decades: biomolecules often come in left-handed and right-handed forms, which are identical except for being mirror images of one another, except for Yang Mills parity violation which causes one form to be a tiny tiny bit lower in energy.  It is a brute fact of nature that for both amino acids and for sugars the form found in life on Earth is the lower energy enantiomer.  My advisor thinks that evolution, operating over three and half billion years, amplified the original trivial advantage into the absolute predominance that we see today.  I think that there was one in four (or maybe one in two, depending some additional assumption) probability of getting what we see just by chance - so chance it is, in the absence of a really strong argument in favor of a deterministic cause.  

        Which is to say, I think his argument is not stupid but it is probably wrong.  

        o caminho d'ouro, uma pinga de mel: Parati

        by tarkangi on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 07:32:20 AM PDT

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    •  I've been doing a pretty big testing job (10+ / 0-)

      For an analysis cube based off another cube.  Discovered that the source cube is out of date.  My bosses boss was not happy.

      There are some complications - the new cube is NOT exactly the same, some records are filtered, and of course there's no way to add that filter to the original cube.  So I have to use a combination of data from the original, the new one, basic reports, and raw SQL.

      Somehow I've confirmed all but one measure.  So that's on my plate today.  Also got asked to do a presentation at our monthly "Lunch 'n Learn" tomorrow - was asked to present on Monday.  At least I have some information to present about my business unit that I think people will find interesting.

      Then a day off Friday - have a physical scheduled, which obviously will not occupy the whole day.  Hoping to get some exercise in (been really bad about that lately) and write some music (finally getting back into that after a few months bereft of ideas).

      Happy Hump Day, folks!

  •  :) (11+ / 0-)

    I'll be working on my Detroit VA Hospital Quilt & attending a Quilt Guild meeting. I also have tons of laundry. It never ends. I'll get to it eventually.  

    Izobel

    Izobel~ sorry I don't have the quilter's name.

  •  oh. yeah. dentist here today (well, Tuesday) (12+ / 0-)

    annual cleaning & check-up for teh kiddo & me (Dad cancelled at the last minute -- he doesn't breathe so hot standing on his head even when he's in top condition, which he isn't at the moment). boy-chik came through cavity-less again. His life-long string of "no-cavities" was broken about a year ago, with a pinpoint, but he's back on track again, 8-)

    Heard that a favorite retired dentist is going to be going back to work! Not that we'd leave Dr Mac, but it's great to hear that Dr Lohring is going to be working again.

    Himself has started on the taxes. Oh joy, forms that aren't where they're supposed to be. Will be tearing piles apart tomorrow, 8-(

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 12:09:51 AM PDT

  •  Good morning. (8+ / 0-)

    It's going to be 57 and sunny today.

    R.V. is cleaned out and cleaned, so we're taking it back to where it gets fixed up.   Few minor problems.   First though we will drop off the pups at their spa.

    Have a good day.

    I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

    by broths on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 05:29:26 AM PDT

  •  Y'all hear that (9+ / 0-)

    bunka bunka bunka ~~~sthwith blurg a lurg?
    That's my wash going.

    Only thing more infuriating than an ignorant man is one who tries to make others ignorant for his own gain. Crashing Vor

    by emmasnacker on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 05:33:01 AM PDT

  •  Good morning all... (8+ / 0-)

    Not too bad of a day thus far. It's beautiful outside. Sunny, warm, but not hot. Dogs are walked. Caedy swept the floors before I was up.

    Have to go to dollar general today and get some things, including electrical tape. We have some here somewhere, but I can't find it, it didn't get put back where it was supposed to go. Bit's tablet cord needs it. We can get her a new one for $5.90, but not until next week. This week's cash went to bills, bills, and oh yes, bills.. plus dog food, cat litter, etc. And Caedy's new keyboard, which she needed desperately (hard to type without ASWD and E). It's not expensive, but have to have the money to get it.

    Today's plans.. Dollar Store, bread store... school work with the kids. Draco is watching Saving Private Ryan today because we're focusing on D-Day this week. Of course he also has other subjects to do, but those he'll get through in an hour or so.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 06:20:12 AM PDT

  •  Sunny and clear here today. Dry enough to hang (8+ / 0-)

    the comforter out for a good airing,  plus need to go down the hill for some groceries later.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a delightful day, sunny and in the 60's, rain holding off until late.  That's when I have my band practice anyway, so go ahead and rain.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 07:58:40 AM PDT

  •  hot and sunny in so cal! (6+ / 0-)

    that news item will become very old if i continue to give weather reports.  but the usual pattern, excluding the nonexistent global climate change is hot in april and may giving students in classrooms the heebie jeebies to be out in it, followed by june gloom when school gets out.  i was always surprised as a kid when i finally got out of school and had time to go to the natatorium.  i would put on my roller skates, pull a cover up over my bathing suit and set out for the pool about 2 miles away.  i would freeze!  but 2 weeks earlier, i was sweating in class, dreaming of the pool.  we'll see how it goes this year.
    today is art day for me.  i can stay home and draw, work on quilts, garden a little, and i have ceramics class tonight where i will see if there are other whales living in my hands. of course, rubi and i will get out in the day to sniff out the doggie news on the local lawns. everyone have a great day.

    "I am an old woman, named after my mother. my old man is another child who's grown old." John Prine (not an old woman)

    by art ah zen on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 09:24:11 AM PDT

  •  Beautiful day in Iowa! (4+ / 0-)
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    carolanne, broths, Kit RMP, trkingmomoe

    It's 52, headed for 68, sunny and a little breezy.

    I spent the morning at the church office.  The secretary and I were working on a worship aid for the Easter Vigil.  The one last year was done by our temporary priest and it was a literal cut and paste job.  I was so ashamed of it that I made up my mind to do something good this year.  The result is a nice program that looks like someone spent some time on it.

    I have several choices of things to do this afternoon, laundry among them.  Whether I actually DO any of them is yet to be determined.  One of the curses of living alone is that you can let things go way beyond what's reasonable.  There's no one here to be disgusted with the piles of clothes, bags of groceries, etc.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 09:59:43 AM PDT

  •  49 degrees here, (3+ / 0-)
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    the crocus are starting to bloom and I see daffodils beginning to poke their way up. Nice.

    I put Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt on hold at the library and should be picking it up tomorrow. I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Also re-read (a few weeks ago) William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow. It's something I do every few years. It's a short, beautifully written book that takes place in small-town and rural Illinois in the 1920s. It's fiction, but reads a bit like a memoir. I'd try to synopsize it here, but it would take too long. Maxwell was an elegant writer who wasted no words, but was able to create whole worlds (in one heartbreaking section, a dog's world) with the words he chose to use.

    Rats! The dryer beeped. My least favorite part of doing the laundry - folding and putting away - awaits.

    Take care, everybody.

  •  I have an IK diary up, a day late (1+ / 0-)
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    I had written "emergency" diaries for both IK and here, but I neglected to inform bigjac that I'd done that, and he was tired yesterday and didn't realize it was there until I sent him a kosmail last night. So, my "emergency" Indigo Kalliope diary is up, a day late. If so inclined, please check it out.

    I'm starting a non-credit novel-writing class this evening. After my struggles with my attempt at NaNoWriMo in November, I decided I needed to learn some structural aids for novel-writing, so that's what I'm hoping to achieve with this class. If nothing else, it'll get me to focus on my "failed" NaNo project again and maybe progress it to something approaching an actual novel.

    I need to do laundry, too, but I need to work on my yard even more, as well as grab a few items at the store, so that's what I'm going to do next. I'm going over to GEDF's (growing-ever-dearer friend) house tomorrow after he gets off work, to work on his garden with him and visit, and there's a contra dance on Friday that I plan to go to.

    Happy hump day, all!

    What I want to know is, who's going to pay for these crimes against humanity that those b@st@rds are perpetrating against the rest of us?

    by Kit RMP on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 03:10:07 PM PDT

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