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I ordered my kindle on Dec 2nd, after receiving an email from Diane and reading reviews for an afternoon. By the time I placed the order, they were out of stock. I subscribed to a yahoo group, kindlekorner, that same day. After reading postings on the list, I started getting antsy on the seventh and upgraded to one-day shipping.

After five and a half weeks of waiting, it's here!

I charged it and downloaded the single book I let myself order before receiving the unit.
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My boycott has begun.

How the boycott affects me, personally.

I indulged myself this weekend and recorded my soaps, because there was a possibility of ABC caving.

Oh well, a decades-old habit is being broken, cold turkey now. Good-bye, Erica, Vicki, & Luke. I can watch my fourteen years worth of tapes, I suppose.

Bye-bye, Good Morning America. I started watching it when I was stationed in Munich. Joan & Charlie were on AFN around noon and were my taste of home, and I've watched The View from its first day. So long. Meredith starts on Today on Wednesday.

I'll really miss Charlie Gibson. He's been my "choice for news" since 1990. I'll watch Olbermann on MSNBC.

I still have my annual pass to Disneyland. It's already paid for through the end of May. I wrote Disney to say I wouldn't spend another penny there, but I can still go to the park for a few months and not BUY anything. I have a hundred or so trader pins. Maybe I can use them to get the new releases. After I run out, that's the end of that hobby. (I was at DL on August 27th for only one and a half hours and spent $107.63.)

I still have comic books, but no more "Uncle Scrooge".

My every-few-years visit with my Aunt in Orlando usually involves a few days at Disneyworld. I haven't been to Universal since 1992 and I've never been to Seaworld. It's time. (but no more figgy? whimper)

I went grocery shopping this weekend. I used to buy the Kroger brand snack size of cheese. It's just been phased out and replaced with Disney packaged cheese. I bought a pound block of Land o' Lakes and I'll slice it myself.

I used to buy almost every new Stitch plush that came out. No more additions to the toy box, at least not of Experiment 626. I can still get Warner-based Harry Potter toys and the British edition of Book Seven. (Scholastic encouraged people to watch the movie and produced tie-in study materials. They're on the list.)

This is a boycott that will change the focus of my leisure time in a major way.

But I'll do it, because I'm really, really PISSED!
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Your SAT Score of 1410 Means:

You Scored Higher Than Howard Stern
You Scored Higher Than George W. Bush
You Scored Higher Than Al Gore
You Scored Higher Than David Duchovny
You Scored Higher Than Natalie Portman

You Scored Lower Than Bill Gates

Your IQ is most likely in the 130-140 range

Equivalent ACT score: 32

Schools that Fit Your SAT Score:
Amherst College
Dartmouth College
Williams College
University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University

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I've been house/dogsitting the past week. The weather has been wet, so wet
that a park several blocks from where I'm staying was flooded. It has a large
pond so it had a headstart. The local news reported the use of a canoe to
cross the major street that the park is on Wednesday morning.

Last week, before I started this most recent stint of dogwatching, I decided
I wanted to bring my Sirius radio with me, but I didn't want to have to take
down my house system. I have the PNP (Plug and Play) 2 unit. My mission was
to locate an Audiovox Boombox that was compatible with my PNP2. Read more... )
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You preferred Kerry's statements 100% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Kerry

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!


Sep. 8th, 2004 06:14 am
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GWB is the wrong direction for America.
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Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

How British are you?

this quiz was made by alanna

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