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Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
ldy
If I didn't have evidence to the contrary, I'd have sworn that I didn't get a darned thing done all day. ;)

I haven't used this userpic more than a couple times in recent months... considering replacing it. I'll use it now and hold onto it a little bit longer, I think.

NOTICE for 3D ARTISTS:
This is somewhat old news, but I figure some of you hadn't heard about it yet. Enjoy :)

A learning version of Maya (the state-of-the-art 3D rendering program) is available for download FREE for personal use. Yes, it is a lighter version, and watermarked. But if you want to learn the software that made games like Grand Turismo 3 and Madden 2001, and movies like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Ice Age, get off your arse and give it a download.

The actual program, Maya Complete, has dropped from $7500 to $1999, partially due, no doubt, to the increased sophistication of other tools. They've answered with another program, Maya Unlimited, which is available for $6999 (it adds some amazing tools, like Maya fur, Maya Cloth and advanced modeling options). Maya Real-Time Author integrates Maya with Director Shockwave and more-- click on that link and check out some of the nifty applications down the right hand side (I haven't tried them all, but I enjoyed the old fashioned-boat one and the Exploratorium (ignore the "press the buttons to activate a bridge in that direction" instruction, it's from another example) :)

The learning version doesn't have the nifty things included in the Maya Unlimited, but given the choice between paying $1999 for a program and learning free, well, I'll take free for starters :) They even have free classes available around the country (I'll be keeping an eye on that page, for certain!).

QUESTION on JABBER
Question: Jabber vs. Trillian-- pros? cons? I've been poking at Jabber, but dread the thought of having to add everyone's screennames individually. However, if it's a better choice long-term, I'll grin and bear it.

A possible HOME
I look at this house tomorrow right after work. 4 br, 1 bath, deep yard, deck, fireplace (insert-- now what does that mean?)... Seems to need some love, but probably not as much as the other place. Just under $65k. Wish me luck :)

I'm simply too tired to play catch-up on welcomes and all, but before I go, I just have to say:

Happy Belated Birthday
galebird!

I wish you a year that brings you a new home, much inspiration, many occasions to wear your crown and happiness abounding :)

Happy Belated Birthday
estokes!

I wish you a relationship that makes your heart soar, intelligent conversation and stimulation, and beautiful music :)

That's it for now... Hugs to those who needs 'em, those who wants 'em and those who don't run away fast enough.

I'm feeling all kinds of: sleepy and accomplished
What I hear: Fernando Carulli - Duet- Largo - Allegro poco (M O S T L Y - C L A S S I C A L - Relax... it's good for you! (powered by Digitally Imported))

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ldy
I'm off to see a realtor, a wonderful realtor of Schenectady.
You'll find he is as real a realtor if ever a realtor there was.
If ever oh ever a realtor there was, the realtor of Schenectady is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because....
Because of the wonderful things he does.
Like show houses. Because he's a realtor!
I'm off to see a realtor, a wonderful realtor of Schenectady.

*skips away*

Note to self: When installing the Chaos module of UT at 1am on a Sunday night, do not play it "just once, to see if it works." You lie, Dorothy. There's no place like bed.

Oh, and Dave's my checkbook's not here, man.

I'm feeling all kinds of: goofy tired
What I hear: Me leaving work

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ldy
OMG.

I am head over heels in love with this house.

More later. I still need to find my #$&(*^@ checkbook so I can pay some bills and keep my good credit intact!

I'm feeling all kinds of: weakkneed & homewardbound
What I hear: me looking for my fershluggin' checkbook!

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ldy
<-= still can't find her checkbook anywhere :(
<-= paid all her bills online :)
<-= applied for preapproval on a mortgage :D
<-= played the chaos mod of unreal tournament, too ;D
<-= forgot to eat dinner -_-
<-= drank a beer instead @_@
<-= didn't start up the old computer o_O
<-= just installed the drivers for her smartcard reader onto this computer ^_^
<-= is going to take out the garbage now :P
<-= and probably root through it to look for mister checkbook ;P

I'm feeling all kinds of: emoticonish
What I hear: Daniel Soto - DI.fm Exclusive February mix (D I G I T A L L Y - I M P O R T E D - European Trance, Techno, Hi-NRG... we can't define it!)

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