Well, June 19th seems to be the soonest date for court. I’d like to be able to do it sooner but as long as I can see it in the near future I’m not going to complain.

Going to help my mom lay tile this weekend. Can you feel the excitement? 😉 Really though, it wasn’t that bad last weekend and now that it’s going down it’s looking pretty good. She seems excited about it so I don’t mind helping her out.

My poor Ben is sick. Don’t know if I’ll get to see him or not this weekend. I miss him like mad but I hate to think of him on the road when he’s not feeling well. We’ll see.

Have a good weekend everybody!

I find out today when my court date is for the final divorce proceeding. The sooner the better in my opinion. I am so ready for this chapter of my life to be closed so I can fully immerse myself into the next.

Spent last weekend with my dad. Had a wonderful time. Hopefully he will send me pics (hint, hint ;)) and I’ll do a full update as soon as I can.

Cassidy has been sick since Sunday evening. Mon-Wed. it was a runny nose and coughing. And very, very little sleep. Thrusday she seemed fine so I took her to school at 9 and at 10 the teacher was calling telling me to come pick her up, she’d throw up. So she threw up, and threw up, and threw up. Finally for the last time at about 4am this morning. She has my keen ability to dehydrate in a matter of hours. (I had two hospital stints around her age for dehydration). Cassidy has gotten dehydrated about three times. This time I forced enough Pedialyte down her to float an aircraft carrier. She hates me now… One of the joys of being mommy.

On top of this, my power has been going on and off. 6 times in three days. Usually at night. It’s been way to hot in the house so I’ve been at my moms the last two nights.

So Cassidy is fine now. Eating soupy and jello like substances.

*sigh* What a week. I love having my mom around at times like this. She keeps me from getting all ‘over protective’ mother syndrome. Gonna really miss being able to run to her when Cassidy is sick or the dang power won’t stay on.

I can’t believe how awsome E3 was. It was like and attack on all the senses at once that you could just not get enough of. Some of the games that we got to see were just breath taking.

For the first time, I got to see some actual game play video of Doom 3. The attention to detals such as sound and lighting in the game are fantastic. It’s going to be one of those games that you have to play at night with all the lights off and the volume turned way up. This game was getting a lot of attention and people walking by the display would become mezmerized in the video preview.

Ben and I both really wanted to see the Half Life 2 preview but unfortunately ATI were being Nazi’s about it and you had to wait in a HUGE line to watch it in a personal viewing room. And we were both feeling a little uneasy walking around the ATI booth with Nvidia badges on so we decided to skip it. Which is really okay because you can see the same video now that they were showing there on Fileplanet. The video is 25 minutes long and 600MB. I’m uploading it to my site as we speak so you don’t have to wait in a 60 minute line to get it at Fileplanet. I’ll update this as soon as I have it.

They had an entire section set up for the N-Gage… and it was totally dead. There did not seem to be too many people there and the poor guys that ran the booth were standing around with nothing to do. We opted to eat insetad of checking them out. 🙂 The boys at Penny Arcade spent some time playing them and they seemed less than impressed.

I have to say that the best booth, hands down, was the UBI Soft booth. They had an abundance of units set up to play all the latest and greatest games on as well as a HUGE LCD screen showing video of all the newest games they had coming out. I think we stood there for about 30 minutes watching it. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 and Ghost Recon look spectacular to say the least. And they have a game called XIII coming out that had a comic book feel to it that looks like it is going to be some fun to play.

The newest Gran Turismo game had a pretty cool set up. They had Recaro like race seats set up with the console attached to them. There were four seats in the center that were set up to LAN and an announcer there to make fun of you if you were losing. They also had about 10 other seats set up in a circle around them that you could play single player games. We sat and watched them for awhile looking for something that set it apart from Gran Turismo 3 and we really could not see anything. But we did not play them ourselves so…

I, as well as Ben, really wanted to visit the Atari booth for the UT2004 demo but to both our dismay we could not find it. It was not in the map book, in the list of vendors… I did however read this review and now could kick myself in the ass for not finding it. But the place was huge, we visited three different wings of the Staples Center and did not see it anywhere. :-< Anyway, there is so much more that I could go into. As a matter of fact, I could go on all night. It was serioulsy so much more than I expected. Hopefully this will not be my last trip. Next year I think that I’d go a day earlier so that I could spend a little more time playing the games and exploring everything. That will have to do for this year though. Thank you so much to Ben and to Nvidia for the chance to go this year.

Well, I guessed right. Clay and Rubin are the top two American Idols right now.

I’m going to go with Rubin as the winner even thought I like Clay better. I think that Rubin has a much larger following and will get more call in votes. Either way they are both awsome singers and they both deserve to be where they are right now.

U.S. lawsuit seeks ban on beloved Oreo cookies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A lawyer who has spent much of his life enjoying Oreo cookies has sued Kraft Foods Inc. seeking to ban the much-loved cookies in California because they contain trans fat, an ingredient he calls inedible.

To understand this a little better you need to knpw what trans fat is: Hydrogenation adds hydrogen gas to vegetable oil, helping to solidify it into products such as margarine. Health experts say the process makes them as unhealthy as real butter, if not more so, as the hydrogenated fats act like cholesterol in the body. Trans fats are common in cookies and crackers and part of both the cookie and filling in Oreos.

Now, I’m no expert here but COME ON! You didn’t know they were unhealthy? It’s chocolate wafers wrapped around frosting for goodness sake! This guy is just a little over the top. I understand that they are nor good for you but it’s not like somebody opened up his mouth and force fed the fool the cookies. If you think they are that bad for you, here’s a suggestion: just stop eating them!

If this guy succeeds and oreos are banned I will personally hunt him down and… well, I’ll do something really, really, really bad.

I can’t get out of my lease early. That’s going to hurt next month at rent time. It’s up oficially June 30th but I was trying to get out by the end of this month to avoid paying next month’s rent. So, I guess I’m just going to have to burn the place down. *shrug*

E3 is 3 days away. I’m totally getting more and more excited about it. w00t!!*

My dad confirmed that he will be here this weekend. It will be really nice to see him and Cherie. Cassidy is excited about it too. We have a picture of the three of them on the refrigerator (Dad, Cherie and Cassidy) at the Wild Animal Park and she gets *really* mad if Brooklynn, Carrielee or even I move it at all. She askes every other week or so if we can spend the night at their house. Anyway, it’s going to be a great weekend! 🙂

*I am such a geek!

Made a few changes tonight

  • Changed the Welcome Page
  • Added an archive page
  • Changed the template on the board

The Daisy logo grows on me more and more. For some reason it just feels like me. Pretty flowers with kind of a rough exterior.