Mission impossible...

LaVaughn and I were on a mission yesterday. Ever since I got my income tax check a couple days ago, I've been jonesing for a new laptop. I know, there are so many other things that money could be put towards, like the renovation of the garage, but you know what, I want a laptop! This one is getting older and starting to lag a bit. Hell, I've had it for going on 3 years now already. Not that, that justifies buying a new computer, but you know how it is.

We went to Poplar Bluff Wed. and looked at a couple really, really nice Toshiba laptops with a 2.39 GHz processor speed. Unfortunately, the processor itself wasn't the best and it didn't have a dedicated graphics card, which sucks. Not to mention, they both had a price tag of $400. Not exactly what we were wanting to pay, but we were willing to. After doting around a worried face for a couple minutes, we decided to pass and went home.

We looked online all night Wed. night -- aside from looking at knives -- and saw that Fredericktown had the same model Toshiba that we were looking at in PB. So... we decided to go yesterday. We had to go there yesterday anyways to meet a girl that bought our two tablets from us. Yes, we sold our tablets!! :D It was kind of weird, because the same girl that adopted Bart's brother, Milo (formerly CJ), was the chick that bought the tablets.

Anyways, after we met her, we looked at the computers for almost an hour, no joke. We would get the model number, look all their specs up online, then look some more. Not once did those cock sucking Walmart 'employees' offer us help, not once! They had to have known we were looking for someone specific, why else would we be standing over there, struggling to move the laptop boxes around behind the wired door? Annoying people, ugh.

They did end up having one of the Laptops that we were looking for, but of course, there was literally only one! We found another one that we liked and were 98% sure we were going to get it. Not to mention, they were $20 cheaper than the Toshiba's. I know it's not much, but it's the little things. Even though it had a 2.1 GHz processor, which was a tad lower than we wanted, we decided to go with it anyways. It had a really, really nice graphics card and semi-fast processor speed.

As LaVaughn was getting ready to tell the lazy employees which ones we wanted, I saw a couple reviews online that didn't quite settle well with me. I quickly stopped her and started reading the reviews to her. You wanna know what was wrong with them? They didn't have a CD drive!! Who in the hell makes a laptop, or any computer for that matter, without a CD drive? It's not a tablet, it's a LAPTOP! Ugh, blew our day completely out of the water.

We contemplated going back to Poplar Bluff and getting the two Toshiba's, even going as far as driving in the direction of Poplar Bluff, but decided against it. We did some grocery shopping after that, then went home.

So for the past two days, we've been running around in circles for no good reason. And I've completely bored you to death with talks of computers. I'm sure everyone would prefer me talk about the gliders, or anything else.

Would knives be a good bargaining chip? Cause I can do knives. I actually just checked the tracking on two of the knives that we ordered a couple nights ago and they're in Hazelwood! We've had enough shipped to us to know that when something's in Hazelwood, it'll be here the next day. And, of course, I'll be at work.

Our big knives haven't shipped yet, which is frustrating because we ordered them days ago!

Before I go, I'll give a bit of an updated on the gliders, who are all doing lovely. Since LaVaughn and I have been giving them treats EVERY morning before we go to bed, they're starting to 'fluff' up some. And by fluff I mean chub. They're all also very accustomed to getting said treats in the morning, so they're all waiting for us when we go in there. It's cute.

We're also on the brink of a massive joey boom! Violet and Charli's joeys will come OOP within days of each other, then a few weeks later, Kira's joeys will be OOP. We've never had so many joeys so close to each other before. It's kind of a little scary, cause now we have to worry about being able to find everyone good homes!

I suppose we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Until next time...

Love & Peace


Thanks to my lovely, lovely aunt, we were able to torture Zoe with two new hats:

My absolute favorite. Little army cat. :)

Pictures from yesterday on the drive to Fredericktown:

Making HPW:

A few pictures of the little, big girl, Margie:

And lastly, Mr. Seamus:

A good start to a bad day...

Today has been one of those, "What the fuck just happened!?" type of days. It started out well, got even better as the day progressed, then all of a sudden... brick wall.

You guys have to know what I'm talking about. You're just driving along, having one of the best days you've had in a while, etc. Then, out of nowhere, you make a decision that completely alters and ruins the rest of your day. Well, that was my day today. Of course, I'm not going to bore you with details of why my day ended so badly, just needed to vent.

Luckily, things look to be on the up and up. I've spent my evening browsing eBay, getting into bidding wars that I don't need to be in, and buying things that I don't need to buy. Come on, you know you've done it too. eBay has a way of drawing you in with their damn auctions. There's just something about racing someone to the finish line of a bid as the clock ticks down. It's a sickness.

Speaking of eBay, LaVaughn and I bought a couple AWESOME knives on eBay last week -- or earlier this week, I can't really remember. Anyway, they're freaking awesome and I want 10 more. 

We stuffed the gliders faces with mealies today. Well, it was mainly me, because LaVaughn and to go over to aunt Sharon's house and do something for her. We rarely have mealies and when we do they end up turning into beetles, so we don't really limit the gliders when we feed. But lets face it, 1000 mealies between 11 gliders is nothing. 

Everyone ate a decent amount, except for, of course, Pip. I think he had close to 24, maybe more. I was kind of in a daze when I was feeding him, so I just kept giving them to him one after the other, barely giving him time to chew. Poor little guy, he had mealie guts and skin all over his face. It looked like he had thrown up all over the place, which he hadn't. 

Well, I suppose that's all for now. Until next time...

Love & Peace


This is my awesome Defender Extreme Karambit knife:

And this is LaVaughn's Tac Force Speedster:

Yes, that's a Route 66 knife. :)

I am a disgrace to the music world...

I feel like such a failure right now. Words can't express how disappointed I am with myself. Luckily, I have justifiable ways to prove why I did what.

You remember that awesome Mendini violin I bought a couple weeks ago, the one that I JUST got Friday? Well... I sold it. I know, I'm a pathetic waste of human and, I'm not sure, but I think Antonio Vivaldi is turning over in his grave as we speak. Like I said, I can justify my actions, even if some may not agree with me. I'm just happy I was able to sell the violin for exactly what I paid for it.

1) I have absolutely NO idea how to handle a stringed instrument. Especially one as complex as a violin. Still, that's not a good excuse as to why I would give up so easily. I was in the same boat with the piano, although it's a much more simple instrument to learn, but I still managed to learn how to play on my own. It would have been so much easier if I had someone close to me that was a skilled violin played and could at least show me the basics.

2) Which brings me to number 2! I'm going to do things right next time around and take lessons. I know it's going to be a bitch to drive up to Saint Louis once a week, but it'll be fun and something worth doing. Since lessons are so late in the evening, LaVaughn and I are just going to stay in a hotel.

3) This is probably the most important... I need to buy a GOOD violin! Believe me, I'm no expert when it comes to violins and the quality of the instrument, but it doesn't take a genius to realize how cheaply made the Mendini violin is. After all, I got that entire package for $60. Violin, bow, case, rosin, extra strings (two of which I had to use), tuner, and extra bridge. I read all over online that you should never buy a violin that costs less than $300. I guess they were right.

So, conclusion time... lessons, violin, lessons, practice, practice, practice!! I'm going to do things right the next time around cause, lets face it, playing the violin is a dream of mind! It's something I'm not fully giving up on and something I will still accomplish.

Okay, in non-violin news, I managed to get so freakishly adorable picture of not only Margie today, but Zoe as well. I took Zoe's first, because she was just being so cute. She was laying in the glider room, sunbathing with not a care in the world. She wasn't too happy about having the camera shoved in her face, but she knows by not that it does her no good to run from me.

After we cleaned (and by clean I mean soaked and scrubbed in the bath) the bottom grates on the cages, cleaned all the wheels, zip-tied all the wheels, and changed all the pouches, I then decided to get some pictures of Margie. All of which are to die for. Not bragging, of course, but they just turned out so damn cute!

It's time to feed the crew, cats and gliders alike. Not to mention, we still have to feed ourselves, so I guess I better wrap this up. Until next time...

Love & Peace


Zoe's close-up:

She loves exploring the glider room.

Look at that beautiful face! Black and white cats are the best!

She also looks evil at times.

She looks like Smaug.

And now for Margie's close-up:

Is this face not to die for!?

She is just too precious.

I love sugar glider joeys.