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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Silver Liningness Sunday

Well.  It's Sunday already!  This was a busy and productive week.  It's midterm project time in the land of school, so I was slaving away, and my blog dependence has been neglected.  But I am still here keeping my head above water.

My tutoring schedule has, thankfully, calmed down to a gentle oozing after the back-to-school gush, and not a moment too soon.  And I discovered a nice feature that my tutor matching service recently added.  We can selectively turn our profiles to 'off' if we don't want to show up in searches, but we still keep full communication with our current students.  So now I don't have to invoke my say-no skills.  I just made myself invisible!

And before I go further with the gratefulness stuff, I do need to share some somber news.  Tina, the Black Skirted Tetra of aquarium apocalypse survivor fame has passed.  We discovered her last night, facing east underneath her prayer temple, suggesting a very peaceful passing.  She was given a proper porcelain burial.  Now, only the monsters remain.  May she rest in peace.

In other casualty - sort of - news, Alice was in bad need of a pedicure.  Peda - cure?




































I somehow managed to shear a chunk of pedal off of her, and for this past week, she's been going around all clipped like this.  But today, I took her to the salon and she's looking peda-spiff now!

It's a very nice day out, and I easily managed to get Meego and Magnum to come along with me on a ride to the bike shop.  This was a good thing as I'm starting to feel that Meego and his new computer, Potato, are spending a bit too much time together.  I mean, I'm glad they're getting along and that Potato is such a suitable match for Meego, but sometimes we need to go feel the wind in our hair and the cracked pedals beneath our feet.


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  1. Hey, nice feature on your tutoring profile. Gotta love technology, huh? Also the smart people who figure out how to run all of the online services we use.

    So sorry to hear of Tina's passing. At least she went peacefully. I'm curious now to see how the monsters deal with each other now that it's just them.

    I'm sure Alice greatly appreciates that you got her pedal all spiffed up again. Poor thing was probably embarrassed to be seen around the other fully pedaled bikes in the neighborhood!

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    1. The tutor service is super user-friendly. They take a cut of my proceeds, which I'm more than happy to have them take for all of the tedious administrative stuff they do!
      And yes, I think Alice was embarrassed. She can be a bit of a Diva.

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  2. RIP Tina! I guess all we can hope for is to float east under the temple when our time comes? I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Yes, Tina is an inspiration in many ways.

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  3. Poor Tina, off to the fish tank in the sky.

    New pedals are under-rated - my latest refit included new pedals, and it is only now that I realise how bad the old ones must have been!

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    1. So true! The old wretched ones used to actually crack and make noise while I pedaled.

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  4. Aww... RIP Tina. Proof the good die young.
    I'm so jealous you don't have to say no anymore. My brain's spinning with ideas on how I can make technology work for my cupcake "business". (That I DON'T want to have anymore....)
    Nice that you convinced the guys to go on Alice's spa trip. Musta been some kinda weather!

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    1. Just a click of the mouse and *POOF*, I vanished! I don't have such a simple solution for your cupcake biz, however.
      It was a beautiful day for a ride to the bicycle spa. Probably Tina's doing as I'm sure she's watching over us

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  5. I need to start keeping a list of your nicknames for people and things, so I can keep up!

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    1. Tina, Alice, Potato... Riot Kitty is right.
      I've loved your "family" names over the years.

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    2. MagnumChacoWolfgangMeegoAliceBellaCloverPotatoHotFudge.

      We good?

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    3. The monsters don't get names.

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    4. I love all these nicknames!

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  6. The porcelain burial is always the proper way to go in this situation, and as for getting out and getting the wind in your hair, I think you have the right idea there.

    I have a new blog address if you would like to drop by and hang out with us for a while.
    http://jimsop.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes Mam, alive and well no porcelain burial for me so far ha ha

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  7. Nothing quite like flushing a dead fish down the loo. Poor thing. So the monsters didn't eat her?

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