October 24th, 2006

Manga-style me

My Intarwebs are slow, cold getting better, DailyStrength.org, other rambling... and go vote!

Watching traceroutes time out is awesome. Thank you, Time-Warner-neé-Comcast!

Other than that, things are getting better:

  • My cold's progressed from killer sore throat to chew toys (phlegm) and I've managed to stay awake all morning, so it looks like I'll be camping this weekend. Mom sent a few camping goodies from Campmor -- swank air mattresses, a Coleman tent light and an Essential Gear Quattro 4-LED mini lantern to serve in 1 LED "on" mode as a nightlight -- to make Laurel's first camping experience cushier.

  • I've found an online support community I like, DailyStrength; drop me an e-mail if you want to know my username there (it's not oddharmonic).

  • Laurel's currently attending speech therapy twice a week and her annual ARD review is next week.

  • My first Etsy commission is going out in the mail later today.



Early voting started in Texas yesterday. If you are registered to vote here, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go out and vote, whether early or on November 7th! Even if you vote for Rick Perry! (Seriously, I'm not going to hate you for your voting choices.)
Purchases

My feet are SO happy! (June, let me know if you want me to pick some up for you.)

I held off on buying the Wal-Mart store brand version of Crocs this summer because the colors I saw in adult sizes didn't excite me: pale daffodil yellow, chartreuse (the tag described it as lime green), washed-out ocean blue and powder pink.

Now that they're out of summer season, I headed back to the summer clearance area behind the new slippers today where I found more of the chartreuse clogs in kids' sizes and, lo and behold, there was a crate of adult-sized clogs in bold colors! They have a narrower fit at the arch than Crocs, so they fit me perfectly with no extra room width-wise, and they're just $8.92 a pair. Woot!

They're in stock in a muted metallic gold (satin finish, not sparkly), a bright goldenrod yellow and kelly green swirl, and a hot pink and goldenrod yellow swirl.