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2002 january 30
2002 january 29
"the closest thing to a universal rule is that most men like a woman who's comfortable with her body, whatever her body happens to look like... "
this spurred many comments - some i agree with, others doubting the claim made in the article - but all very thought provoking. adding to this, my roommate j3s sent me a great link about the teen magazine YM this morning.
the new editor in chief has removed all diet stories from the editorial menu! you can read the entire conversation with the editor by following this link. it's my hope that the harshness of body image issues will slowly start to fade, but then again, as long as the fashion industry reigns supreme, and young girls look to the supermodels as their role models, we're all in trouble!
on a brighter note, last night we stumbled upon the last part of the blue planet series over at the discovery channel. lucky for us, the last part of the first segment was "The Deep" - an incredible program. i sat with wide eyes & open mouth, as i watched the images from the deepest depths of the oceans. it appears that all 4 of the initial episodes will run back-to-back on friday, february 2nd starting at 6 pm CST - time to set the VCR's! the next 4 episodes, to complete the 8-part series, will air in may.
2002 january 28
i'm having way too much fun dipping my feet into the world of morpheus file sharing! i'm focusing my time on audio files, but given i missed out on the napster revolution, i've got a lot of catching up to do.
right now, i'm just going at it blindly - i think of one artist, search, then remember another artist, given some obscure collaboration i just came across. it's fun. it's all i want to do when i get home tonight - no lie ;) feel free to pass along little gems my way; i'm not picky & love finding out about new artists/styles!
2002 january 25
not sure what happened to my post from yesterday, but i think i've found a place to order a bag - thanks to renee. it looks like i'm going to have an easy time finding something over at yakpak.com - lots of styles, shapes, and nothing too flashy. now i just need some $$$ and i'm off to the races; thankfully, february is just around the corner.
ah, the joys of having an admin who takes care of bizness - luke, you are the most gracious host! my post from yesterday is now restored.....
2002 january 24
update: i've been at work for 13+ hours - i think i'll be taking a cab home, courtesy of the client, of course!
for some time now, i've been thinking of replacing my trusty diesel
everyday bag. it's held up pretty well, and considering i purchased this on bluefly for mere pennies (okay, well, it was somewhere in the $20 - $25 range),
i'm a satisfied customer. however, the velcro is losing it's grip, and general wear & tear has set in - it's
well over a year old.
2002 january 23
my new computer rules - exciting stuff. still need a permanent internet connection, but jes &
i have been sharing the basement cable until we get the switch hooked up. stay tuned.....
2002 january 20
weekend round up:
2002 january 18
given it's friday, and i'm back in the office for the rest of the afternoon, here goes....the friday five:
2002 january 14
my new desk! now, i just need the system to arrive.
i wasn't planning on purchasing this desk, but when i realized it was exactly what i was looking for, i took out the measuring tape, made a few calls, and went out to oakbrook yesterday afternoon - one of the only places that still had a few available. thanks for helping with the assembly, aidan!
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2002 january 11
over the past few weeks, i've seen quite a few movies, both in the theatre and at home while sick. i'd like
to take a few minutes to talk about some of these movies:
there were a few more rentals from blockbuster, but nothing else caught my attention enough for a mini-review. given the above films, care to share any movie recommendations? email me with comments or suggestions!
2002 january 9
after battling a nasty cold that developed right around new year's, i decided i needed to take a short break from things. i just wasn't much up to sitting at the computer for long periods of time, and honestly, i'm just plain sick of lots of things right about now!
however, all hope is not lost ;-)
i'm patiently waiting for my new computer to arrive. i'm REALLY looking forward to having a PC to work with, instead of my roommates' laptop - jes, thanks so much for the unlimited usage!
i'm hoping the new computer will inspire me to learn some new skills. i'd love to install movable type and finally have the interaction i crave with a comments system. that will be tricky, though, as there are many things this girl needs to learn. wish me luck, kids!
until then, it pleases me GREATLY when someone leaves a note in that lil' old guestbook.
coming soon: mini-reviews of the many movies i have watched in the past week or so. blockbuster - thanks for the ever-increasing DVD selection; just what a girl needs when sick.
2002 january 4
happy new year!
smellen is sick.
miss ellen © 2002