June 15th, 2006


PSA - The 'Do Not Call' List

If you have not already submitted your cell phone number to the national 'Do Not Call' registry, you should do so. As of today, cell phone numbers are required to be released to telemarketers, and you can begin receiving sales calls. You will be charged for these calls.

To put your cell phone number on the 'Do Not Call' list, dial this number and follow the instructions. It will only take a moment. You can only register the telephone number of the phone you are calling from.


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Thursday Meanderings

News: I see Bill Gates has decided to retire from MicroSoft in two years so that he can work full-time on his charitable foundation. That is fantastic! I wish him well.

War on Terror: 453 raids on terrorists, using information gained from the attack on al-Zarqawi. Excellent work!

Goodies: There is an hour between when I get off of work and when my voice lesson starts. Today, Mark and I spent the intervening time exploring the Kroger's grocery store that is near my voice teacher's studio. It's in a trendy part of town, and you can tell by the merchandise they offer. It is unusual merchandise, including esoteric brands of olive oil and Amaretto Peach Pecan Preserves.

I walked out of there with a jar of Kroger's brand apple jelly, a jar of Wilkins & Sons Ginger Preserves, and a package of McVitie's Digestive Biscuits. I've been curious about digestive biscuits ever since I first heard of them. I'll be trying one with hot tea this evening. Mark bought some hummus. I'm looking forward to eating that.

Voice Lesson #3: We worked on various scales and broken chords. My instructor had me practicing the use of a light, almost laughing tone for one exercise and then using a 'Wicked Witch of the West' tone for another. To me, my Wicked Witch sounded more like the Aflak Duck. The lesson was over amazingly fast. I really hope that I'll be able to schedule longer lessons soon.

Work: I am almost done with the filing and will soon get to checking my purchase order binders to see which PO's that are still in there might already be closed.

Movie: Tomorrow night, Mark, Tom, and I are going to see the new Garfield movie. I suspect it will be pure sillines, but it's Garfield, so I'll watch it, anyway. (g)

Malaysian Food: Rin and Gette, and any other Malaysians on my friends list--I've discovered that there are two restaurants in Houston which serve Malaysian food. Can you recommend any good dishes? We might eat Malaysian food Friday night.

Quizzage: Courtesy of qos:
You scored as True Alternative. You are a True Alternative! Labels do not suit you well, particularly as you tend to strike your own path and to grow purely via experience. No armchair quarterbacking for you! Originality and creation are your specialities, and sometimes you can even articulate what the hell just happened. Someday you may find yourself drawing the maps for other people... lots of other people.


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Hm. Well, I have to agree that I don't seem to fit easily into established religious/alternative categories. I can't call myself pagan--not deep in my heart--but nor do I completely like my more established religion. The path I really want to follow is that of the mystic, but how do you fit that in with a full-time job, working on writing a novel, and just ordinary life in general?
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A Browncoat Tea-Lover's Mantra

"I don't care; I'll drink tea. You can't take the chai from me!"

Note to Baghdaelf: Tricia--I hate to break our meeting plans, but I will be cleaning house this Saturday--with a vengeance. I mean that literally. I can meet in the evening, but not during the day.
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