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14 July 2009 @ 10:41 pm
Vacation Looms  
We're heading off on our annual trip to Oregon tomorrow, which is earlier than usual. We've been aiming for July for a couple of years now, but always kept getting pushed into August. Not this time! We'll be gone July 15-27, so that means I'll be missing a completely different set of birthdays while I'm gone:

lady_shain, thelana, esorlehcar, erinrua, jasmasson, deirdre_c, and unhobbityhobbit, I hope you all have wonderful birthdays and are able to celebrate them in style! Sorry I won't be here to help on your actual birthdays- my Dad's house has no Internet at all now, and my sister's Internet is inaccessible. Worse than ever!

Let's hope I get some writing done while I'm gone-- these last few weeks have not been good. :(

In fact, there was some unneeded personal drama two weeks ago, with my main archival laptop crashing and not being able to start Windows. Because it's a work PC, it bypasses DoS and goes right to Windows, which means I can't retrieve any of my data if the system is truly dead. My family photos, my tons of fics (really all archived here on LJ, but not the WIP stuff), my Burn Notice downloads... all held hostage. There ARE a few things I wouldn't want anyone in the office IT dept. to see (Sam/Dean manips, for instance), but the office won't fix it anyway. The system is "too old," and no longer supported. So it's at Nerds On Call instead, while they try to retrieve my data, and then that may be it for that PC. *fingers are crossed*

One last thing to share, which I can't BELIEVE none of you reposted back when it first appeared. SPN fans might love it more, but it's still a great combination of a bizarre concept and insanely perfect picture to go with it. Cat macro:




Be good while I'm gone, and guard the fort!

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The Good, The Bad and The Lana: smilie priyankathelana on July 15th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and have a great trip :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on July 18th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
I don't suppose there's anything I can write for you these days, but let me know if there is! And I hope you enjoy your birthday tremendously. :)
cindy: spn - dean's :D face (by dev_earl)tsuki_no_bara on July 15th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
you really need a vacation.... have fun!

zombies, heee.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 18th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Boy, do I ever. I need to win the lottery, that's what I need!

I have never seen a more zombie-like cat in my life than the one in that picture. \o/
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 18th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, Debbie!
ErinRua: Dancinerinrua on July 16th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Yikes, dude, I am so sorry for the computer woes! I hope they can retrieve all your stuff! (Was just talking with a friend this morning about getting an external harddrive on which to store stuff ...)

Thanks for the b-day wishes! *HUGS!* I hope your vacation is shiney and awesome and wonderful! See yaz later on!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on July 18th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, Erin!

I actually have your drabble ready, though I'm not sure I should post it so early. Didn't think it would even be possible, but I'm able to leech off of someone's wireless here at my parents' house. My sister's place, though-- I don't see that working out!
frostian: coffee breakfrostian on July 16th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Hope you and your hubby have a relaxing time while vacaying!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 18th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's never relaxing enough, now that the kids come with us. We always have a good time, but there are also always days where the whole family is ready to throttle Christopher (today, for instance). ;)

Still, the change of pace is good. :D
Jas Masson: eye of the tigerjasmasson on July 19th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

Hope you and HSH have a wonderful, relaxing trip. You definitely both deserve it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on July 20th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
It's nice to have a change of pace, though admittedly, it's not very relaxing when we're with the kids practically 24/7 and everyone's out of their routines. The kids always have a great vacation, and I love seeing my family, but Christopher will many times come close to driving us nuts. It's like a universal constant. :0