Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Today is my birthday and I am 32 years old. I'm a bit bummed myself because I was hoping to be a published novelist by now. Unfortunately I have some ADHD/bi-polar issues that have thus far been a barrier to success in that area (not to mention talent issues) but hey, on the other hand, I got my free Ubuntu Linux disks today, so everyone is getting the gift of linux for Christmas this year. Speaking of Linux, "Baghira", the OSX theme for KDE is now a complete desktop theme, not just a window decoration so my desktop now more completely emulates a Mac environment. Plus I discovered "switch2" a little utility to change the theme on your Gnome/GTK2 apps and "Kooldock" a linux app that emulates the MacOSX dock. With the "gnumetal" theme for my GTK2 apps and the "Baghira" theme for my KDE apps I have a very Maclike desktop now. Here is my new wannabe Mac desktop. Here is a full size screenshot.

first an update: a lot of people came forward to thank Sheri for the cookies and to say that they were quite good so she isn't so bummed out now. That's really cool.

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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Poor Sheri was crying for hours yesterday. She brought home baked cookies into Cheers to give to her friends. Then she didn't have enough to share because she got swarmed. And then most people were too drunk to remember to take them home.

Then yesterday at work she gave away some more to people she likes. And at the end of the shift she found that most people had left the cookies at their desks.. or worse had thrown them out. The final straw for her was finding two bags crushed in the parking lot.

She spent 14 hours baking and preparing those gift bags.

People are unappreciative swine. They just assume that everyone goes to the bakery, or buys a tin of President's Choice "homemade" cookies.

Now I understand what Mr. Prior, my grade 12 and 13 English Teacher at DM was on about when he quoted that bible passage about casting pearls before swine.

All I can say is all of you people who wasted those homemade cookies suck!