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the story of an invisible girl
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
I am back at work. I am jet-lagged. My alarm was set for 7:30, and I swear I did not even hear it until 9am. I'm supposed to start work at 9am. Needless to say, I didn't.

I spent the morning going through emails, voice mails, and skimming some LJ. I've missed reading about the lives of my virtual friends. (I hope I didn't skip anything important. Let me know if there's anything I should know about!)

I also missed my cats, who were very pleased at my return. We all cuddled and purred together, even though there was some initial bitterness on the part of the oldest cat. I should distribute treats, to make up for my abandoning.

I distributed treats in the form of chocolate, stress balls, and t-shirts to my family when I joined them for Easter dinner last night. Easter felt very low-key and un-easter-like, probably because I had just staggered back from such a lovely vacation. Although I did get up in time for church, barely.

Apparently my building is going to be giving me a free tree tomorrow in honor of Earth Day. I'm pleased, but I don't know what kind of tree to select: Silver Maple, Red Oak, Rose of Sharon, White Spruce, or Honeysuckle. I'm not sure what most of those look like, for one thing. Hopefully they'll have some useful literature or something to help make my decision.

I downloaded my 201 pictures to my computer last night, and spent some time admiring them. Soon, hopefully, I will be posting some, along with my vacation details. For now though, I will just say: I had a great week! I wish I was still vacationing! Check out the journals of cannibal and whumpdotcom for some trip details. Stay on the edge of your seat for more to come.....

Current Music: Simon and Garfunkel - America

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 21st, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll see if I can do your pace of photos starting in 22 days...
No worried about enough, if I do 640x480 at standard image quality, I estimate I can do 2,550 with what I've got (306 if I do 2048x1536, so I'll probably switch back and forth depending on what I am shooting). Haven't filled up a 128 MB chip yet - and all at 2048x1536.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 21st, 2003 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fun of a digital camera is being about to go picture-crazy, taking as many random shots and angles as you want, without worrying about film/devl costs. So long as your card is big enough, of course. I love it! Mine is 128 also. I deleted a few bad ones as I went, but mostly I just kept whatever I took. My camera's largest is 1600x1200, and that's what I leave it at.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: April 21st, 2003 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

back safely...
my vote on the trees issue... all are pretty... Oak & Maple will one day be majestic trees...
spruce will likewise be a pretty and large evergreen...
the Honey Suckle... (I thought was more of a bush... but pretty scent) as well as the Rose of Sharon... also more bush like... with pretty scent and very pretty pinkish blossoms in spring... somewhere I've I picture of a wonderfully full grown 8ft tall round ball of pink blossoms in my Grandparent's backyard in Syracuse NY, it was my Grandfather's favorite bush... and wonderful looking...
I'm sure there would be plenty of info on size, life expectancy and pictures of all of them either on the web or availible tommorow-
have a fun Earth Day (our campus is organizing a clean-up day... work clothes/boots and litter bags whooho!)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 23rd, 2003 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)


Thanks for your input! I decided a bush-like thing would be better in my yard than a tree, so I settled on the Rose of Sharon. The pics I found on the net were pretty. Right now it's just a large twig, sitting in a vase in my house. But it's got lots of roots, so hopefully it'll grow quickly once I plant it this weekend.

Good for you, doing a clean-up day! Hope you had fun and made the campus look great.
bighoward From: bighoward Date: April 21st, 2003 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Always pick a short tree. They may be planning to hang you from it when it gets big enough. Howard
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 22nd, 2003 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)


An excellent point, thanks! I went with a bush-like tree, per your recommendation. Rose of Sharon.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: April 22nd, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have that problem all the time, I never hear my alarm! That's why I have two now. One to knock me to semi-conciousnes and the other one to finish the job.
Glad to hear your cats gave you a warm welcome! I miss my cat and dogs so bad, it's lonely without them. :( I swear I'm gonna grow up and just have a dozen animals. A few dogs, cats, and at least one horse(probably not keep that one in my house though).
Glad to hear that you had a pretty good Easter as well. I barely made it to church and my mom kept nudging me during the sermon to keep me from nodding off.
Sorry I have no advice on the trees, I probably know less about them than you do but the one you picked sounds good. :)
I can't wait to see the pictures from you trip, I love pictures! I have a digital camera too and I love how you can just take as many pictures as you want without worring about whether you're wasting film or not, and you can just deleate the ones you don't want. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 24th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC) (Link)


I used to have 2 alarms, a radio and a beeping one, but I stopped using the radio one. I think that each one kind of canceled the other out, if that makes sense, so I ignored both!

I have 3 cats, and they're great to have around. Although it's a pain cleaning up the place soemtimes......
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