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I tore a nail last night. This isn't unusual: my fingernails are soft flimsy little things that I keep trimmed short in an effort to avoid tears (either pronunciation is applicable). The only oddity is that it's a thumbnail. Actually the torn nail isn't the oddity, it's the extra-short nail now that I've trimmed it. No wait, even that's not the oddity...

Maybe I should start over.

Last night I trimmed my right thumbnail extra short after having accidentally torn it. (Who tears nails on purpose? Oh wait, I'm getting off track again.) This was not a big deal, until I tried to use my Treo today. I type on my Treo with both thumbs, and in fact I often use my thumbnails instead of my actual thumbs. Because the keyboard is quite small.

It is really weird trying to type with my thumbs, when the nail-lengths are significantly different! It never occurred to me that it would feel so awkward. After several tries, I finally gave up and trimmed the other nail extra short to match. Oh well, my hands are functional not fancy.

Speaking of typing, my ebay issue is mostly resolved. (Speaking of transitions, that one was really pathetic!) I've been trying to sell off a few old tech toys I have taking up space in my house -- usually eBay is great for that, but this experience was quite disappointing.

Even though I specifically listed in my auction that I only ship to the US, I am big-hearted, so I gave the guy one chance to paypal me. Just on the off-chance that it maybe wasn't a fraud.... He quickly sent a fake email that "kinda" looked like it was from PayPal, but of course there was no money in my actual PayPal account. So I gave up: I notified eBay of the two incidents, and this morning they had canceled his account and credited me my sales fee back. So all's well that ends well, although now I have to list my item again and hope a real person buys it this time. *sigh*

Speaking of... umm... actually I have no transition here. I'll just have to jump right in. This morning I had half a donut. The top half. I know that donuts aren't especially good for me, but I'm a sugar addict. The top half is generally where the icing and the yummiest parts are, so if I'm not hungry enough for a whole donut I'll just eat the top. The bits I like.

Actually I'm kind of freakish that way in general: I often dissect my food to eat just my favorite parts. Most people save those for last, but I figure that my way helps me to eat less. If I get full before I've finished -- well, only the less-interesting food remains. Makes it easier to stop when I'm I'm full, instead of over-eating just because there is still food in front of me.

So there you have it, the reason for this morning's poll. Wasn't it fun? I enjoyed it, at any rate.

I'm so sleepy and distracted today! Must try to focus on work for awhile....
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theobviousname From: theobviousname Date: April 20th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'm stumped. I recognise most of the Duke icons you're using (e.g. Swing), but that one I've *never* seen before. Was that associated with a product, or is it really a thanksgiving-themed Duke?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 20th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I've made a few of them myself, because having "themed Dukes" is kinda fun! Just takes a few pieces of clipart and a simple image editing program. Here's my Christmas one, and this link will show you all the icons, Duke and otherwise, that I have.
atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: April 20th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do that with fries sometimes - just eat the end I like most.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: April 20th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The tiny white bits on candy corn are the best parts. I've been known to dissect my entire stash of candy corn halloween candy and save the white bits for last.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 21st, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the bottom yellow part best. and yeah, I've taken apart candy corns by color also! We just need to find someboyd who likes orange, and we'll be all set....
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: April 20th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, THAT kind of top half! That's different. I often eat the icing from cake.

Love icing.

Icing bad.

Love icing.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 21st, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hear ya woman!
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 21st, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear, this was unexpected.... So much sooner than planned!
netmouse From: netmouse Date: April 21st, 2005 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
your music playing thing that you cna bring to the con, does it play CDs or tapes?

when are you arriving at the con? Friday evening might be a good time to figure out this dancing panel thing...
anderale From: anderale Date: April 21st, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am on ebay right now looking for pdas and it occurred to me maybe you're selling one...if you are, would you mind posting or emailing me the auction link?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 22nd, 2005 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Why yes! Here should be the link.

It's an older model, and not tiny, but it works fine. The keyboard is really handy, if you like to type a lot and still be pretty mobile.
anderale From: anderale Date: April 22nd, 2005 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
heehee, now the wait! that's the only thing about ebay I don't like, I need to know now!! haha.

It will do what I want as is, but i was wondering if it will sync with MS outlook? I don't need to, but it would be nice to sync up with work meetings as well as personal.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 22nd, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes you can, but I don't think this one came with a conduit (software that performs the translation). I borrowed a friend's copy of InteliSynch, to synch it with my Lotus Notes.

You can probably borrow or buy a copy, or maybe there's even a free one out there if you dig around.

Good luck, we'll know tonight! (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 24th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

awww..... Sorry you didn't win!
anderale From: anderale Date: April 24th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too!! It's my fault though, I went and took a nap just before the end of the auction because I had forgotten what I was doing! duh! Oh well, it looks like you sold it to a real person this time. :D
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