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17 October 2002 @ 05:20 pm
Sculptor of Molars.  
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's definitely been a (night and a) day.

First in today's news, I am currently at home for Fall Break. It was actually an interesting car trip, for once (anyone who has driven the Gauntlet of Bor-doom before should know how rarely this happens), and time passed very quickly. We all babbled a lot (and I listened to more stuff on swimming than I have ever heard before ... o_O), met a rude Arby's worker, and eventually all got to our respective destinations.

Remember how I spoke of my parents realizing that Moouack's days as a helpful companion were nearing their end? Well, apparently they thought the situation was much worse than that - looking at Moouack, and looking at what "you need" to be a competitive graphic arts person ... they thought I looked like a kid who had gone to school without a pencil. XP

I have a new computer right now ... one which is so shiny, it practically shimmers. The space bar is remarkably unsticky, the mouse has a little wheel-button thing, I can play DVDs, and it can even burn CDs! I've decided, for the time being, to name it Marvin, after the super-intelligent, super-depressed robot from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Frighteningly, I am no longer running in 800x600 resolution. ::collective gasp::

There's this annoying "NEW Hot Deals" icon that keeps on reappearing over and over and over on my desktop, no matter how many times I delete it. It's like an immortal, bitter gnat. I am not sure how to get rid of it, but I sure wish I could. o_o Likewise, IE came with this horrible spammy thing for a "taskbar" (or "toolbar," or whatever you want to call it) designed by Yahoo and meant to make me dependent on them ... I figured out how to get rid of it (and did so, gladly), but now IE has no taskbar, none at all. XP

I also have new glasses. ^_^ They're kind of purple and black ... and this pair came with some clip-on sunglasses, so I won't be squinting at you all during the bright daylight hours. : P

It has not all been apples and strawberries, though. When attending the dentist appointment at nine this morning, it was deemed that I needed to return scant hours later ... for a filling (or two?). XP It actually wasn't that bad of an experience, although the medication they gave me still hasn't worn off (::prods her face:: ... hmm), and my throat is sore from the pseudo-swallowing that I habitually had to do (it's not really swallowing when your mouth is open so wide ... more like a combination of a reverse retch and a gulp). I saw little clouds of smoke (or tooth dust?) when they were drilling away, and thought to myself, "so that's what tooth smells like."

[Edit - Abruptly, at 5:20-ish, my face stopped being numb. o.O; My lips are still a little fuzzy, but other than that, I can feel my fingers when I touch my chin. XD]

I had planned to be a bit more verbose and actually somewhat sensical with this entry, but I no longer feel like it. My juice still tastes bizarre ...
 
 
Current Mood: numbnumb
 
 
 
fcotte davydde hammehacque, esq.czircon on October 17th, 2002 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ick... I am all too familiar with the odor of tooth dust.
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on October 17th, 2002 06:32 pm (UTC)
they thought I looked like a kid who had gone to school without a pencil. XP

I'll send you Photoshop 7.0 when you get back. I also recommend Paintshop Pro. It has its own merits, too.

The space bar is remarkably unsticky, the mouse has a little wheel-button thing, I can play DVDs, and it can even burn CDs!

Keyboards... Do you have a decent one or one of them that is incredibly loud? Stephanie can hear my typing over the phone. "QuietKey" my arse. =P

Frighteningly, I am no longer running in 800x600 resolution. ::collective gasp::
Welcome to 1998.

There's this annoying "NEW Hot Deals" icon that keeps on reappearing over and over and over on my desktop

Give me a screenshot and/or a better description and I'll help you get rid of it.

but now IE has no taskbar, none at all. XP

You couldn't remove it by right-clicking in the Back/Forward/Cancel/Refresh row and messing with that menu? o_O

They're kind of purple and black ...

Black! =D

When attending the dentist appointment at nine this morning

Logic defied and spit on, I haven't had a cavity since my baby teeth fell out. And I'm happy for that. Fillings were so unpleasant for me. Ooooh, did I dread to hear "MUST GET FILLING!" My old dentist was not a very nice man. ._.
Look at Me, I'm a Winner!: Adviceshippo on October 18th, 2002 07:22 pm (UTC)
IE has no taskbar, none at all.
Select View->Toolbars from your pull-down menu at the top of your IE window. Select which toolbars you wish to enable. I'd also see if the Yahoo toolbar is in the Add/Remove Programs list, which is located in the Control Panel. That'll get rid of it permanently. Also, IE is lame. :P

There's this annoying "NEW Hot Deals" icon that keeps on reappearing...
You might want to scan your PC with with Ad-Aware.
One Who Wanders: annoyedabiona on October 18th, 2002 09:16 pm (UTC)
Shippo, I'm not an idiot ... >.>

There is no pulldown menu. The only options are move, size, minimize, maximize, and close. : P IM me when you catch me online if you want a screenshot. I'm already a step ahead of your instructions on the Yahoo bar - been there, done that. It's dead. I don't care if IE is lame, it's what I like to use. XP

Already have Ad-aware, haven't bothered scanning yet, because we got the icon to go away, and that's all that I care about right now. XP
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on October 19th, 2002 05:47 am (UTC)
I get told to use Opera, too, but I'm still sticking with IE. It's not so much of a problem now that I don't visit ezBoards regularly. XD