T’s computer is sick. I mean really, really sick. Sick as in we had to reformat it and now have to add all the drivers. It’s going to be a long haul to get everything reinstalled, but I’ll give it one hell of a try.

I was able to get two movies recorded to dvd, both were very old movies from the sixties, but both were totally funny. One was Boy,Did I Get A Wrong Number and the other one was How To Save a Marriage And Ruin A Life. The former had Bob Hope in it and the latter had Dean Martin in it. I so loved those movies when I was a kid and it’s nice to get them to re-watch.

I think tomorrow I’m going to make a “footwarmer”. Ashley over at doggedknits. She’s positively brilliant and oh so very creative. Plus, I have a couple of other projects that I have been wanting to get knocked out of the way. Mainly a yoga mat bag for the yoga mat. It’s been a couple of weeks since I saw one I liked but could definitely not afford. So, I will make my own tomorrow.

Plus, tomorrow has a bit of homework scheduled for it. Yummy, it’s math…I LOVE math! Yes, I’m a huge geek…if you guys only really knew how much of a geek!

I spent a good two hours tonight in Statistics.  I figure I got about 15 minutes of actual learning out of the whole two hours, the rest was reiteration of those 15 minutes.  Maybe it’s because I have spent so much time in previous math classes that this stuff is total repetition for me?

On the good side, the snow is almost gone in our area and the pavement is actually drying out!  Yes, I saw dry pavement today…what a concept?

I’m wondering what is on tv, although tonight there are tons of people online…yay!  I felt quite lonely last night, but tonight everyone is making up for it! hehehe…I have a ton of people to chat with online.

Tonight’s big discussion is all about Men In Trees!  We are all disgusted with Jack’s behavior and his backpedaling in his relationship with Marin.  Men, I swear!  The second most popular topic is Star Trek and the fact that all the Star Trek’s are in syndication right now.  You can literally watch: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise!!!!!  I tell you if your a Trekkie, this is pure heaven!  Let’s see, I’m also chatting about physics and if reality is really reality as we see it.  Also on the discussion table is knitting (always popular), the new 8 megajule rail gun the Navy just test fired and last but not least global warming.  What is funny….I’m carrying on all the conversations at the same time in different windows.  Yes, I talk alot and can do it about many subjects at the same time!  I have six chat windows and chat channels open.  You just HAVE TO LOVE BROADBAND! It’s the greatest thing!

It seems that Myspace is in trouble yet again. This time parents are suing them because their children were assaulted by someone they met on Myspace. The parents are claiming that Myspace was negligent,fradulent, etc…. click here.

Myspace is no more dangerous that Blogger or WordPress or Moveabletype, nor any one of the millions of forums that are online.

As with any online activity, caution is the best approach. You never give your real name, you don’t post your address, phone number or immediate location. The most identifying thing about you should be the part of the country and if the city is large enough, maybe that.

Also as in life, parents should bloody well know who their kid is hanging out with. I’m sorry, a 15, 16,17 or even 18 year old is not “world wise” enough(on the most part) to have really good judge of character.

So, the next thought, is where were the parents? Why were they not checking their underage humans online activities? Why didn’t they have access to their accounts? It’s relatively simple to say “if your on line, I get all the passwords, if not…forget it!” Why weren’t they checking their cellphone records.

I personally check the “underage person” that is on my account. I check it regularly, like clockwork. I’m immediately aware if a strange number appears on her account. I can even tell you where her phone is at all times!

Now, it’s not that I don’t trust her….it’s the rest of the world that bothers me. She is a responsibility that I chose and one that I take great care in doing my part to protect her.

People have forgotten that a baby/toddler/child/teenager is not something that you have, play with a bit and then let it figure it out. You are responsible for creating yet another adult that you will have to interact with at some point. You are responsible for it’s morals, it’s judgement and it’s character. It’s not like getting a puppy which you can pretty much leave to it’s own devices after a few weeks or so. It’s a huge committment and it seems that quite few people haven’t gotten that memo.

Now, as far as the underage person that I’m associated with. She doesn’t blink without someone knowing it. She is currently a the stage of “testing her boundaries”, but she has a very level head on her shoulders and she seems to have discovered the part of “learning from other’s mistakes”. Not that she is perfect, by any means, but overall, she is definitely a fine product. Her parents have done a fabulous job with her, she will be an adult that anyone would want to interact with.

So, if my “underage person’s” parents can let their child onto MySpace and not run into problems, why couldn’t the parents of those other girls? What have my friends done that is so different? Could it be that my friends are actually responsible parents and have chosen to take an interest in their daughter’s online activites.

I might add that the “underage person” finds all the attention to her activities a bit bothersome. Oh well, once she has learned the basics and gotten a good foundation on character judgement..she will be as a free as a bird and can go surf the internet at will. Until then, she will just have to get used to the fact that people love her a lot and want to help keep her safe.

I received a post today from Lion Brand Yarn touting their newest creation, an organic cotton. I actually like to knit with cotton and I like to eat organic vegetables. I never really got that involved so that my yarn needed to be organic as well.

To me organic means, “not grown with any chemical additions”. Why would my fiber need to be organic? I’ve been thinking about this and the only explanation I can come up with is that it would less chemicals in the atmosphere.

Having lived in the south and having spent late summer one year actually picking the stuff, I’m open to suggestion on the cotton operation. I know that some pesticides are needed in order to prevent little tiny bugs from devouring an entire crop. I’m not a huge advocate for poisons, but sometimes they are needed…as in those little bugs that get into the cotton such as the boll weevil (which where I grew up was pronouned “bo-weevil”. I never knew it actually had the two LL’s in it? Hey, we learn something new everyday!

What I do remember is it’s hot, sticky, gross work. Those cotton plants are really vicious on the skin, as in they are very prickly after they have opened up and exposed the little cotton ball inside.

So, I’m back to pondering how organic cotton would be a superior product to the regular cotton?

I’ve been looking to branch out a bit in my blogging.  Something from my usual place and usual topics.  I figured I loved WordPress, so why not give it a try again.  I’m not looking to become a design guru or have the latest and greatest gadgets on my blog, just plain old things that bother me or what I’m doing.  I’m not that exciting, but it will give me a venue in which to let things out and expound on this that interest me.

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