April 9th, 2007

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Woah

We were sitting here in my office, and Daisy mentioned, "There must be something going on over there. I see three, no four helicopters."

I looked out the window in surprise. It look a little bit of searching, but then I spotted all four helicopters hovering a few miles out the window. Oh wow...

I figured if something had generated that many helicopters, I could probably find it on the news. A quick internet search and I discovered that three people were shot at an office building just two miles north of my office. Yikes. Further, the gunman seems to be still at large, he escaped in a silver Ford Fusion.

Now I keep staring out my window suspiciously at every silver sedan I see. So freaky.

License plate bey0843. Unfortunately, I can't actually read any license plates from here at the fifth floor, so I have to glare at all the similar cars I see. (But if anybody else sees it, let me know.)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/story.aspx?content_id=83373db3-255e-436c-882d-a58f861e1c8a

I'm watching the live feed on my computer, and the helicopters through my window. Really creepy. I'm not afraid of anything -- if he's out, I'm sure he's bolting as far away as possible -- but still. It sure makes you think, and it sure makes it hard not to watch for updates!

I hope they find the guy quickly.

(Update: looks like they've found him.)
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Anyway... Happy day-after-Easter! This is my (strange) attempt to make an Easter icon. I'm not sure if it will work... I realize it's kind of a stretch. Some of my icons are a bit strange these days.

(edit after editing into an icon)

ha! i'm not sure this looks anything like easter. Even though it's a real easter egg.

(What strange things that I play with when on an all-afternoon conference call. Thank goodness for the mute button.)
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Easter Dinner

My Boy's family was kind enough to invite the two of us over for Easter dinner last night. It was quite lovely, and nice to spend time with a family -- even if it wasn't my own family, at least it was a family (and a good one at that).

Before dinner we were snacking, and for some reason my boy started digging through the cupboards. He emerged with a box of cereal and held it out for me to see, saying, "This is the best cereal in the world. If you ever see it, you should definitely buy some."

I looked at it. Something about raisins and nuts. I don't think I said anything, but he remembered anyway: "Oh that's right. You hate nuts. Well you still might like this, if you worked around the nuts...."

His mom looked at me worriedly. "You don't eat nuts?"

"Oh it's no big deal; it's not like they make me ill or anything. I just don't care for them very much."

"I had a bowl of mixed nuts I was going to put out with dinner...."

"Actually, that's the weird thing about it. I actually DO like nuts by themselves. I just don't like them IN things. Like I love a good cashew or peanut by itself. I'm sure I'll like the mixed nuts." She smiled with relief, and I smiled back. Feeling on a roll, I continued. This is always fun for me, amusing others with my neurotic tendencies.

"I just don't think that nuts in food is a good idea. Like cashews are great, but I would never sprinkle them over thai food. Or brownies. I love brownies, as long as there are no NUTS stirred in!"

"Oh. Well don't worry, there is ice cream for dessert too, although I did put nuts in the brownies."

I clapped my hand over my mouth in horrified embarrassment. Oh no, major faux pas. I'd had no idea that she'd actually made brownies for the event -- I was just making silly conversation!

Oh no thank you Mrs. Boyfriend's Mom, I don't need any of your homemade brownies, I'm too busy enjoying the delightful taste of my own foot for dessert....

Sheesh. Good thing the family are all nice people, so I didn't have to suffer with only bread and water for dinner, nor get kicked out in disgrace. (And in fact I did eat a brownie, even if I picked out some of the big nuts. And some ice cream.)