Dorks

So sqlrob got a new laptop, an HP that was on sale at Costco:

sqlrob: What’s its name?
jenbooks: Happy!
sqlrob: Happy?
jenbooks: only thing I could think of with an H and a P….
jenbooks: *is lame*
sqlrob: Lovecraft
jenbooks: doh!
jenbooks: probably not a good idea.
jenbooks: don’t want your code summoning anything Bad.
sqlrob: It’s Vista. Too late.
jenbooks: ROFL
jenbooks: I’m so blogging that.

And so I did. :D


The cake is not a lie…

::: Walks in, brushes dust off the furniture :::

Hi, my name is Jen, and sometimes I post in this ‘blog thingy.

OK, so it’s been a while. Nothing big has been going on, just day to day living; mostly good, some annoyances, a little bad – you know, life. I can’t even say I’ve been too “busy” to post, ’cause I could have easily done so. ;) It’s just plain laziness.

I’m hoping that I overcome said laziness and make an update soon – but don’t hold your breath. You wouldn’t miss much anyway, just my boring days. :D But I like them.

BUT! I’m posting now because it’s my birthday (gratuitous pointing out of entirely too long amazon wishlist) and my husband is made of awesome. For weeks he’s been cackling about this cake that he wanted to have made for me and today I finally got to see (and EAT yay!) the results:

Birthday cake - guess which one?

(Cake by Sweet Tempered)

Yeah, he’s a geek. And I must be a geek too, ’cause I get it, and I think it’s awesomely awesome.

It’s also chocolate, and yummy. Mmmm… cake.

I’m going to go play some Animal Crossing: City Folk now, because I can.

Originally published at Jen’s Corner. You can comment here or there.


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That man o' mine

The in-laws sent us some pictures of sqlrob when he was but a lad. This prompted me to see if my scanner still works. <chuckles evilly> It does, however Mac OSX doesn’t like it. Apparently, HP doesn’t have drivers for my model – guess it’s too old. It works just fine on my Win98 box – haven’t turned that poor thing on in months!

So here’s sqlrob now…

… and here he is in college…

More pics under the cut


I'm still alive

Wow, we’ve just been really busy lately!

The new job at one week in is actually pretty dang cool. The brain is actually being used, and it’s even kinda fun.

Did I mention it’s not tech support?

Monday night we went to a book signing at BookpeopleNeal Stephenson. He’s such a fascinating person! Next up on my book list, once I get through the current stack, is going to be his Baroque Cycle.

This weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is Linucon!! We’ve plotted out the panel/seminar thingies we’re going to, and I really can’t wait. It should be a geek heaven!

Guess that’s it for now. It’s raining and incredibly windy right now, so we’re hanging out at work for a bit before we head home. Hopefully we’ll get home fairly soon – got a lot to do before Linucon.