Apr. 9th, 2017 01:04 pm
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I have now imported everything from LiveJournal. Finished.
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My old entries have made it over, but the software is still chewing on the comments to get them over. Once that is successfully done, I'll delete the LiveJournal. It has taken two days so far, and there is clearly quite a backlog.
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A good writer always thinks about his/her audience. A recent article in Wired argues that the advent of social media is improving the sense of "audience" for millions of young people. Although the "misses", such as sending a drunken photo to your teachers/parents/employers, are notable, the average message is tailored for the intended audience much more than before.

My personal connection to this issue is that my mother is critiquing my FaceBook status updates. She thinks they are too boring.
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This is the first sentence of the first PUBLIC post of each month:

January: Us: home

February: I've been listening to a fair number of podcasts that claim to teach Spanish.

March: I am waiting for a phone call and trying to get the kindergarten child fed, dressed and pottied for school.

April: i spent a while gazing at my own naval (or psyche) today with the help of my sister.

May: I am listening to the press conference about the school closing.

June: There was a snake in my backyard.

July: Although, nothing will make you feel completely non-greasy after putting on sunscreen.

August: We are dining out with [ profile] starstraf , her sweetie, and P and E.

September: This school year is off to a running start.

October: I used my compost screen to screen compost from my pile into my garden.

November: I went to LinkedIn again today

December: Emily is getting the "self-rescuing princess" shirt from Think Geek.

I'm glad that the snake got back into rotation.
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Can't seem to get the very top in the frame.

Why? Why?

Jun. 6th, 2009 12:18 am
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Why does this look OK in some cases, and not in others?
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In 2009, petmoosie resolves to...
Get back in contact with some old ashtalets.
Pay for my x3nons on time.
Volunteer to spend time with daryljfontaines.
Connect with my inner education.
Put fifty starstrafs a month into my savings account.
Become a better spanish.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


Dec. 4th, 2008 08:48 am
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I have been reading many teacher blogs lately. In the blogosphere, you can get stuck on one type of blog and keep reading blogs of that type, by following someone's blogroll. I don't know how to add links in livejournal, but [ profile] rose1thorn has links, so I know that it is possible.

Thinking of putting the distributive property earlier in the review. Then the students might actually feel that it is important.
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Red State citizens.

Very Catholic home-schoolers

Crazy energetic young teachers

and people much like myself or the people who are reading this.

In fact, most people seem to have more energy than I do, stay up later, wake up earlier. Hmmm. 10 hours of sleep for an adult is not the average???

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I am still mid-transfer from one PDA to another (both attached to phones and sync-able with my computer). But the formats and where all the information belongs is not so compatible.

My sister is trying to inspire me to organize by forming a mini-support group with me. We'll see how THAT goes. That is mostly about cleaning up the house and filing papers.

I don't know how I will post every day in November if there is a prolonged outage tomorrow. Oh well.
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I did manage to buy some groceries, my dad drove me to my doctor's appointment and helped me jump-start my car. He's nice like that.

My dad got good health news this morning. The battery in his pacemaker is good for at least another 3 months.

I got zero Spanish homework done this morning. Bleh.

I downloaded some PDFs somewhere and I can't find them.

I commented on a blog and now I feel that I might have put in more personal information than I should have. This Web 2.0 thing is dangerous.
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Must think about what would be nice. I'll bet I can find a clip-art with the outline of the country on it.
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So, petmoosie, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 0% unique and 11% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy knitting). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 16

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 32% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!


Aug. 19th, 2008 05:04 pm
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So, petmoosie, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 0% unique and 44% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy swimming). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is simplistic.

Your overall weirdness is: 3

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 1% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

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blog readability test

TV Reviews

I guess I'm pretty readable.
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And I have been blogging for 1 year this month!

Emily and T are drawing spacey pictures and experimenting with artificial gravity (with WATER !!!!).

Tomorrow must be devoted to sorting, labeling, pricing and packing for transport children's clothes and toys.
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From  [personal profile] starstraf[profile]

I was asked about
Biochemistry:  I have really earned my MBD (Make-Believe Doctor) degree. I love the way you can figure out what illness someone has and what treatments the doctor will prescribe from the biochemistry of what is wrong. But I would never actually be a doctor.

Swimming: I have swum since I was very little. I would ask to go to "Martin Luther King Junior Pool" at my aunt's house at around 2.5. It was an impressive phrase from someone so small. At 7, I was a strong swimmer and pulled my aunt and uncle on a raft back into shore when the lifeguard said that they had gone out too far. I am not fast, and I am pretty mediocre at the crawl, but the breaststroke and the back breaststroke are my strokes.

Russia: My interest in Russia began as a support of T's Poly Sci degree. But it kept going and going. I took Pr. Weil's "Introduction to the Soviet Union" as did 30% of NU undergrads. I took an mid-level history class with T. I took the language in grad school (1 year). Then T got tutored. Then we went to Moscow in 1995.
Then I took a year of Russian tutoring with T. Then another year of Russian with the same teacher. It got too complicated to keep taking it in 1999.

PlayMobile Arrest: Emily was playing with the castle that her cousins got. She arranged all the people to arrest one bad guy and we got a picture of it. I use it for Medieval stuff and for stuff where I am complaining about someone.

Bead Shuttle: Emily has melty beads, where you arrange them into a picture and iron them (with a protective piece of paper) to make a "permanent" picture. T arranged them into the shape of the space shuttle with a smiley face at the front. I use it for space stuff or stuff where I am happy.

Acorn with Worm: Emily collected a bunch of acorns and brought them inside the house. I put them in a box lid and forgot about them. Three days later, the fat worms inside had crawled out to have their pictures taken. No wonder we never get oak seedlings. I use the picture for science stuff (usually biological).
petmoosie: (bad guy)
If you don't want your posts to be computer-advertised, you need to go to Manage Account: Viewing Options and "Exclude  Area Explore". You may also want to pick "Minimize Search Engine Results". This doesn't apply if all your posts are private or friends-only.

They recently set up the Explore Area, so that option didn't mean anything until now.
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The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the list below into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don't have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments.

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Were read children's books by a parent---Was read the Bible by a parent for sure. My mother denies that she read anything else to us.
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18---Actually, my brother did for driving.
Family vacations involved staying at hotels --- Except for visiting people and staying at the house of the person we were visiting.
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18---At least a few things were made by my mother.
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them---It was a hand-me-down from my Grandfather.
There was original art in your house when you were a child ---I have no idea. Some stuff was made by my mother.
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in high school
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 -- From England twice
Went on a cruise with your family  -- after I was thirty
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up


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