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Shawna in Texas

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  1. Led Zeppelin. Viking kitties second. It was one of the first things I ever saw on the internet. Cats on a boat with the Immigrant Song playing.
  2. Oldest. 17. Smartphone since about 14. Computer around the same. I don't limit or control time or content with her. She's always been one that leaves her phone lying around and her computer open on the couch. Youngest. 7. She plays games, takes pictures, videos from all various mobile devices. I don't think she knows how to work the Internet for that. There are a few games she plays along with saving pictures to play with in GIMP or paint, but I usually have those things bookmarked. She Youtubes on the Roku. Minecraft on tablet and computer. Honestly it's me that's a problem. I usually have to clean up my download folder before I hand off the tablet to the 7yo. And my phone and tablet have started storing photos from private FB messages that I have to sanitize. These aren't pictures I saved. Just opened. I don't like it.
  3. There are wolf spiders in Giddings, Texas. They like to carry all their babies on their backs. All 1000 of their babies. And in 6 months, twice a month, they would make their way into our apartment. So, if I'm doing math right, that's more than 12K spiders in my apartment. In our tiny 600sf apartment. 12K spiders. 12,000. Twelve-thousand. It's been 15 years, and I've still not recovered. Mosquitoes don't like me, but they love my 7yo. She gets plum sized knots on her. I could do without the flying roaches. But it's mostly spiders I can't deal with. And now the Hill Country doesn't sound so great. I'm thinking downtown. 10 stories up.
  4. The Hill Country is the most ideal, I think. Close (enough) proximity to both SA and Austin. I'm trying to figure out the freedom thing, too. :P Sod0my isn't illegal anymore. And I can't think of anything else. :P I haven't checked lately, but I don't think I'm able to run for any political office because I don't 'acknowledge the existence of a supreme being'.
  5. I'm in SA and it takes about an hour and a half to get to North Padre (maybe two hours; I can't recall). North Padre used to be my favorite place in Texas, until they built a Schlitterbahn. We still go during off season. The sand is nicer than the ones in Galveston, but as far as beaches go, eh. Mustang Island is right there, though. South Padre is just too dang far. We looked at real estate in Corpus not too long ago. The island is a little more expensive than Corpus, but ultimately, we will probably aim for the Hill Country and take a weekend every now and then and go to the coast. I really love SA, though. It takes little time to get to the water, and the diversity and food and history keep us here. We love Austin as well, but I loathe I35, so the Hill Country will give us access to both cities without dealing with that particular interstate. I think it's important for you to come check them out the beaches, though. In August. Because if you are used to nicer beaches, the ones in Texas aren't going to impress you. Sometimes they're even kinda gross (I go for the sound.) I've visited Biloxi and Mobile and Texas doesn't come close (unless South Padre is nice. I've never been. It's way too far.) And if you come across a bug as big as your hand, don't look it in the eye. And if you get brave and decide to go at it with your shoe, you'll discover it has wings. As for freedoms unique to Texas, IDK. I can't imagine what that could be. I find the politicians here embarrassing for the most part.
  6. I have a domain. I have a professional email. I work for myself. I use a personal gmail 99% of the time for business. For the simple reason that I am too lazy to set up my work one on my phone. There's like a whole page of filling in stuff that I just don't feel like doing. I'm obstinately lazy about it.
  7. I think Jesus would've loved Harry Potter. I think the last book would've made him cry.
  8. If math isn't causing you spiritual unrest, you need to find a new math. As an atheist, I don't pray often, but when I do, it's about math. Because math.
  9. But what's it called if you like asexual aromantic sociopaths? :D
  10. Alas, cough syrup ain't what it used to be.
  11. We're the namby pamby sort. We've been floundering now for nearly 20 years.
  12. I immediately thought Cumberbatch, (the voice and the guy at the end), but I'm thinking Serkis for the voice. I don't want to get my hopes up thinking BC is in it, so I'm assuming he's not. (But OMG. OMG. I would need smelling salts.)
  13. For the ones where you aren't seeing any, oil up scalps and put hair up. Do the same to those who have it, but use more oil to cover hair as well (Vaseline, coconut, olive, etc). I leave that on for 48 hours. Wash bedding. Then wash hair, check for bugs and nits, and oil up scalps again (just a small coating). Repeat after 7 days (just in case a nit hatched), and again 7 days later if you still see some.
  14. Forget lice. We have bigger things to worry about. Language warning. http://tinyurl.com/mxke5wd
  15. The one thing I do know about lice is that the dirtier your hair, the less likely they'll want to stick around.
  16. Whats wrong with Texas!?!?!?! It's awesome here! So long as you steer clear of anything with a population less than 100K* and most of East Texas. And the panhandle is rubbish. And most of west Texas. And the beaches are a little gross. And the weather. Don't get me started on the weather. But, everything else is pretty awesome. Probably. *number I made up based on my own experiences and there might be exceptions.
  17. It just occurred to me that I'm probably the rudest person ever. I have an app on my phone that holds all my shopping lists. It syncs with my husband's phone as well. So he does the middle aisles while I get produce and cold stuff. But, my phone is constantly in my hand with one eye on it, and I cross out every item.
  18. Why would the homosexuality give you pause but not the promiscuity of the gods?
  19. Anthropomorphic moisturality. New vocab for the week.
  20. I'd rather get a warning along these lines: There's this guy in the books and he's knocked up a ton of women. So have some of his buddies. All their children get to come to this cool camp. Oh, and that guy is married to his sister.
  21. Bitter Ruin: Child in a Seacave Markov's Paganini Caprice no 24 Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Rufus Wainwright: Dinner at Eight
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