Author Archives: Sandra

About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.

Flotsam, Jetsam and what not

The Covid-19 self isolation/Quarantine has had little or no impact on my life. Who knew that my life has been ‘self isolation’ since last year?  Family: All is well! No one sick, no one hurt. Everyone is bored out of … Continue reading

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To be filed under "It wasn’t broken, why did you ‘fix’ it?

Audible, in their infinite wisdom (said in a very sarcastic tone), have decided to force all their subscribers to use the “Enhanced Audio” version only.  First, they did away with Format 3, which was ok with my old Treo Smartphone,  … Continue reading

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Dug out a fossil

In computer terms, it’s close to a fossil. My old Acer Aspire 5735 laptop.  It was relegated to the closet, not just because of it being limited with 4gb of ram, but because it kept overheating and shutting down. I … Continue reading

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Getting fed up with Fujitsu

We had ducted/central heat-ac installed about 7 years or so ago.  At least once every freaking year, it has some sort of malfunction. This wasn’t an issue when it was still under warranty, or the parts that needed replacement were … Continue reading

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Part one done

Saw “Meg the Motivator” (afterward, at home, I call her Meg the Merciless!).  Because my heel was taped up in such a fashion, there was no pain, so I sort of overdid it on the weekend and again on Monday.  … Continue reading

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I miss bloggers

And blogging.  I miss web BBS forums. Facebook is a pisspoor substitute. I have to use two different blog posting software. That in itself isn’t a problem, but it’s the “not suddenly working” with little (or no) forewarning. Ok, moving … Continue reading

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He’s back to Simon the Sadist

By his choice, not mine.  He agreed, though, with the logic of the moniker.   Logic train: His job is to hurt people (via therapeutic massage). He stabs them with needles.  He enjoys his job which causes pain = Sadist. … Continue reading

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Submitted myself to voluntary torture

Saw Meg the Motivator, exercise supervisor/merciless  and Simon the Sadist yesterday, meaning I am on hurtin’ unit today. I pushed myself to do all the exercises, even though my left leg is shaking like a leaf in the wind. After … Continue reading

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My Memorial to Jared Johnson.

My Memorial to Jared Johnson​ I first met Jared, almost 28 years ago, when he was, 17, and the sys-op of “The Cat’s Meow” BBS.  His handle was RedWolf.  Despite our age differences, we did become great friends.  He and … Continue reading

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And the hits just keep coming

Jared Johnson, my original Un-Son, who was one of the most gentle, kind, selfless beings to walk the planet, passed away yesterday from esophageal cancer. Paul, my eldest son, contacted me and told me about his passing. He got to … Continue reading

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