September 3rd, 2005



Jamie's laptop (its connection is with AOL) has an intense fear of displaying secure sites. This makes it difficult to try to check any websites like eBay, Amazon, Paypal and such. I'm too tired and with dialup it's difficult to browse around and find answers, but it'd be nice to fix this soon, so this is a reminder for me / pleas for someone to suggest ideas. Jamie's laptop also makes jpgs look more blurry when they're viewed in Internet Explorer, or in the AOL window, even when it looks fine in a picture program right next to it.

My sole splurge that hasn't had anything to do with the wedding or trying new foods out was Advance Wars: Dual Strike. At the same time I bought Jamie a birthday present of Wario Ware: Twisted. It may sound a little sad that the item I got her wasn't anything especially romantic, and it's just a bit of plastic with programming inside, but it's one of the most entertaining things she has here.

Our rooms are currently in a state of waiting for new furniture or paint or carpets. We had our first attempt at taking off wallpaper recently, and we found it a difficult task, but not as difficult as trying to get the glue off the walls. Any suggestions? The only idea I've heard is drench the wall with water, wait and repeat until the room has water up to your knees, and I hope there's a better way.

In a hint of mild desperation I popped into a games shop and passed on a form. Cue an impressed manager, who said I was qualified for the job, and may well wait for my Social Security Number (UK chaps: you need it to work) to arrive and hire me rather than rush in some imbecile.

I feel content here. I like waking up on a futon next to Jamie, lounging around for a bit, going into the town centre for a buttered roll and Sunkist, walking back, organising what we'll do for the day, and then hoping a friend with a car can come by so we can do these things.

I do sense one of us is going to have to learn to drive in the near future. This doesn't strike fear into me like the idea driving in England did. The width in the roads and the more patient mentality of drivers (where they give pedestrians right of way in many places) are a blessing. Though we'd then have to find the money to buy a car. That sounds entertaining.
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