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What is this, dead systems r us?!

So, the office system went down on Friday... I'm not quite sure what to make of that except that I knew the hard drive's been sounding pretty bad lately. What? I have fingers of death or something? But thanks to that, I'm now looking into desktop systems. Y'know, I'd like to start pulling out of the hardware hunt soon... >.> Oh well, the shop I was planning on buying from apparently forgot to pay their domain reg bills so the site's currently offline. ^^; I know the shop's still there because FSU just bought a new gaming mouse and a tablet for me there. Now all I need is my silly little laptop... (which has once again been delayed. Hopefully for the last time, but if I don't hear something about the first of the high-res systems having been received for building soon (it's 3-5 days to build and test the system after they get the chassis in, plus shipping time), I could end up making a rash purchase...).


And male parental has given me notice: water is going offline on Saturday. Apparently, there's a leak in the work he'd done earlier when he'd put in a bypass (at least I think it's a bypass he put in). Anyhow, the idea of another full day without water (sic no toilets!) is less than amusing and beyond annoying, so I'm going to have to decide what to do that day. (Last time, I stuck it out. I'm not being so foolhardy again.)

I'm sort of stuck between going to the zoo, which apparently has some new exhibits but potentially no food services due to staff shortages (besides the dinosaur park is always great fun); going to Heritage Park, getting my season pass, visiting with the ghosts there, having yummy gingerbread women(? they're pretty hippo-hipped... or is that a hint of the caloric intake?), sausage rolls, and butter tarts, and otherwise enjoying turn of the 20th C living; or possibly going to the library and doing some research either for GH1 or for a new base concept that came to mind recently. I guess the library wouldn't be all bad except I'd have to go to the central branch (downtown). (Nevermind the fact that the zoo is way out on the opposite side of the city...) I don't think the local branch has anything and the other branch relatively nearby probably won't be much better. (I've never been in that one.) >.> Oh wait a minute... I wonder if there mightn't be something interesting over at the museum...? I'll have to check their website. (Now watch me decide that it's too much of a pain to boot myself to various parts of the city and try sticking out the water outage. *laughs* I'd have to be pretty insane, but I can see me doing it... :P )

And FSU and I hit the Farmers' Market again this past weekend. I swear, the food bill skyrockets in the summer because of that place. ^^; But, besides my beloved elk jerky, I picked up a container of gooseberries. Does anyone know of anything to do with gooseberries other than just eat them?

While the Calgary Farmers' Market is rather upscale yuppyish in style, I find it lots of fun and filled with far too much temptation. While buying some stuff, one clerk told a kid to hold out her fingers and stuck raspberries on the end of them: raspberry pops! *laughs* She did the same to FSU and I after we'd paid and were about to leave too. ^^; (Kids fingers are one thing, but adult fingers...? *laughs* )

Oh yeah! Does anyone have a good chai spice recipe? FSU normally buys just the spice mix from one of the local tea merchants here but they've been out of stock for some time now and she's getting quite low. (She has lots of regular chai teas, but she likes to add the spice mix to some of her black teas.)


Otherwise... I finally read ch 1 of Twinkle Star. *laughs* I *love* how the first chapter ended! That was *hilarious*! I'll have to see how this one goes. ^^;; Apparently I DLed the *thumbnails* for the first chapter, so when I actually looked at it... ^^;; Yeah, it was decidedly illegible. Shall see what I decide to do with that one. I haven't exactly been watching the community (I haven't been watching any of LJ except for maybe a handful of journals) so... ^^; Yeah, yet another "once the new system arrives" thing. If only the sea-turtles Compal is using to ship the units would get here already. >.> Or are they still trying to harness the suckers? *sigh*
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