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Events of Randomosity
1. Lycos mail is once again being its periodic bastidge self. [ETA - 6/17 - lycos mail is up again.] In today's round of fun, my paid account, which afaik was not due for renewal, has been labeled inactive. Which means I'm 314% over capacity, since free accounts get 5mb and basic paid get 25mb. Giving them the benefit of the doubt on the chance that I might have missed a notification, I re-subscribed to the premium service, with a new credit card. Got a confirmation screen and everything, saying I'd succeeded in changing my account. ... Except no. Because premium service is still isted as inactive, I'm still listed as 314% over, and I can't send any mail or reply to existing mails because that would put a copy in sentmail, and I'm over storage capacity. Which means new messages to my lycos account are probably bouncing, also.

2. So, mpoetess at livejournal.com will work. As will mpoetess at hawksong.com. They'll both end up in the hawksong account.

3. I managed to come down with a sinus infection two days before my MD checkup, which is either annoying or timely, and 3 days before the monthly board meeting at which 4 out of 5 items on the agenda are mine, which means I cannot stay home sick even if I am. Which is definitely annoying. Also it's being held at one of our sattelite offices this month, so I have to drive there. And park near people. Which means I must give the illusion that the back seat of our car is not a mobile wastebasket/recyclingbox. *looks for blanket*

4. My new hard drive is still cool. *rips more Buffy footage* That was a good (and economical) purchase.

5. maeyan bought one of those pet drinky fountains for the cats. The kind that you pour a fixed amount of water into, and it keeps it moving, not the kind that's actually hooked up to your faucet/hose. It's nifty. Nonami, who has been pushing the water bowl all around the dining room and spilling most of it, thus the instigator of the new purchase, doesn't quite know what to make of it. He's hovering over it, like "I'm not sure I like this thing... but it's MINE! Back off bitches - I will Cut U!"

6. I'm tempted to play in onetwomany's "Post pics of your hometown" meme, but I mostly only go to work/home, with the occasional sidetrip to the supermarket. Home is a) a mess, b)in a truly ratty neighborhood, so the local sights would be "Look, the homeless recycling guy" and "Look, the Leggs Dungeon Lounge, Open All Night!" Work is downtown, in the center of the city, and would qualify as touristy, I think. If I were heading up to my hometown to see my family soon, that would be worth posting pics of, I think, but that's not on the immediate agenda.

chicken_cem

2004-06-13 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Our cats love their drinkwell water fountain thing (same one).

Except for when we let it go for more than a few weeks without cleaning it.

Gotta clean it! You'd be surprised the way they PURPOSELY put their fur, and food, and mouse toys, right into the water.

mpoetess

2004-06-15 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ours have shown a tendency to dip their paws in and play, so I suspect we'll be cleaning fur and god knows what out of it, soon enough.

chicken_cem

2004-06-15 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Do they hit the water with their paws, causing water to splash everywhere? Ours do that.

mpoetess

2004-06-16 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)

It's hard to tell, because we have it on a carpet; I haven't seen them doing it, and there's no way to easily tell like there would be if it were on the bare floor. (Actually, we have it on one of the extra (clean) carpets that came with the littermaids, since there's no room for them in the corner where we keep the litterboxes for them to be used for their intended purpose.)

wesleysgirl

2004-06-13 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs and snuggles*

mpoetess

2004-06-15 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

*tehsmooches*

journalkitten

2004-06-13 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

So did the images ever come through last night?

mpoetess

2004-06-13 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes - I got them all, thanks. (I assume.) they were apparently the *last* thing I got.

bunnyohare

2004-06-13 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Make sure you buy the correct filters. The pet store we shop at ran out of the right filters and the *guh* extremely cute, barely legal girl who works there said to use a fishtank filter and boy was that a mistake. The water got all gray. ::must not be lead astray by cute girls::

mpoetess

2004-06-15 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Will make note of that -- don't use fishtank filters, don't be led astray by cute girls...

jamaisneutral

2004-06-15 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)

*cough*100Mb free at yahell*cough*

mpoetess

2004-06-15 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee. Yeah, but it's YaHell. I get nervous about anything that's integrated with the zillion other things that Yahoo does.

kaytee4ever

2004-06-17 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

5. maeyan bought one of those pet drinky fountains for the cats.

ooh, cool. What kind? What do you think of it now, is it messier than you thought it might be?

I get the feeling my cat would just get water all over the floor ;)


doesn't quite know what to make of it. He's hovering over it, like "I'm not sure I like this thing... but it's MINE! Back off bitches - I will Cut U!"

*giggles* heh

mpoetess

2004-06-17 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's a
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It's a <a href="http://radiofence.com/drinkwell_pet_fountains.htm"?DrinkWell</a>, and no, so far it's been very non-messy. They haven't really managed to splash much, that I can tell. (on the other hand, it's on a rug, so it's hard to be sure)

kaytee4ever

2004-06-17 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

ahh. *G*

I still like the image of him hovering protectively over it