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Updated: 12/27/01

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Thursday, 27 December, 2001

Did I mention how wonderful my Mom is? Oh, that's right - I meant to go into nauseating detail about that before yesterday's Mom column was so rudely interrupted by the laptop's temper tantrum. Well, she is.

In addition to all the other presents Mom and Dad sent for Christmas, there was one more waiting for me when I got home last night - a box from a company in North Carolina that specializes in replacement pieces for silver, china and crystal. They [well, to be honest...Mom] had found two Tablespoons, a Cold Meat Fork and a Pie Server for my Reed & Barton Georgian Rose sterling silverware set. It was my grandmother's silver set that my father, uncle and aunts gave me, but it didn't have any serving pieces, so that was a wonderful surprise.

The laptop is still misbehaving. I tried all of the downloadable fixes from the IBM website that I could find, and it still doesn't want to play nice in the sandbox. Ana, from our IT Department, came up to visit the bad toddler, but she couldn't figure it out yet. She said she'll take it down to the bowels of the IT lab tomorrow and torture it.

[Heh, heh, heh]

Here was my brief amusement for today - take the Brit Quiz at:


My score: I am 77.5% British, just like
Michael Caine
"Though you know your way around London you are most likely to retire to the West Coast of the USA."

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Quote du jour:

"Any mother could perform the jobs
of several air-traffic controllers with ease."

Lisa Alther

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