Saved by the bell

I stayed up later than I should have last night fiddling with the software, trying to figure out why my default icon wasn’t updating, not realizing that it actually was, but I just wasn’t seeing the change because Windows was caching the old one — I finally discovered that when I changed the filename, which seemed to make the cache update. So I was very tired this afternoon, and after completing way too many calls between my doctor and the pharmacy who seemed to be having some communications problems (which will probably mean a sore day this weekend due to a prescription scheduling issue), I fell asleep on the couch. I was woke up at 3:05PM by the doorbell ringing, a package of books for Nefarious from her mother. The timing could not have been better, because if I’d slept ten minutes longer — which I surely would have done and then some was I not woken up — I would have been late picking Nefarious up from school, and probably would have been woken up by a concerned and then angry call from the school staff.

When I got to school I was greeted not by the normal chess game, but instead by complete chaos. The school was having a bake sale, with the upper year kids manning the food tables, as well as a fortune teller’s booth at each end with a couple kids doing faux palm reading and tarot with regular playing cards. The supplies disappeared quickly, and Nefarious and I only got a small stash of treats, with puffed rice brittle for me. As for the glitter-shawl-draped dress-up gypsies, for some reason almost everyone’s prediction included “one day you will have a pet monkey.”

Later on at home we read another couple chapters of the second Harry Potter book, and since Friday is movie day and the first book is finished, we watched the first movie today as well.



  1. Ed wrote:

    Hi Shannon! I don’t have anything big to say: I just wanted to stop by and say “HI!” :)

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Permalink
  2. christy wrote:

    Avalon’s mom is cool

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  3. smyttie wrote:

    Must be my (European) taste, but that food looks like maggots in curry. Is it a snack?

    Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  4. Nicole wrote:

    I was gonna say..
    MMm, worms!

    Monday, November 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  5. peteD3 wrote:

    peanut brittle rules!

    Monday, November 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  6. smyttie wrote:

    Once again Wikipedia saved me : Brittles are confections, usually very hard and brittle, which consist of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as pecans and almonds, as well as legumes such as peanuts.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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