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March 23rd, 2007

01:09 am: A Day Without The Internet
Not quite, but close. I was on about a half-hour when the ISP's northeast network went down at 2:30pm. It came back up about midnight, although I hear NY is still down. I'm just marking that I'm still here and okay. I'll spend all day tomorrow posting and reading.

03:14 pm: Cat Genie Returned
Everything was going fine until Spirit's vision loss reached a new stage. She's afraid of the dark and shadows now so I put nightlights all over the condo, including one right above the Cat Genie. She used the dining room floor instead. I left the utility room light on all the time and she still wouldn't use the Cat Genie. I got out a standard litterbox and bought litter for it for her and the boys used it, too. Nobody was using the Cat Genie. Fortunately, I was within the 90-day-return-for-any-reason period. I filled out the return form online and got a UPS return label.

Yesterday, I cleaned the Cat Genie and packed it. Today I can barely move. I even took extra Flexeril last night so I wouldn't cramp, but I did have to spend a couple of hours in the recliner with the heat & massage.

I dropped it off at UPS today (I have a little trolley that I used), picked up new litter -- Feline Pine now that we're back to a regular litterbox, and had lunch at Chili's -- turkey sandwich combo (a half-sandwich with side salad).

It was probably a good thing that my ISP was down most of yesterday because if I'd tried to be online and deal with the Cat Genie, I'd still be online now. Today I just have to catch up on posting and reading.

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03:27 pm: Sex Offender Redux
A few days back, I blogged about a sex offende who got less time than a burglar did. Apparently the judge is not at fault. In yesterday's WashPost, we find that the prosecutor did not tell the judge, the victim, or her boss that she was changing the charges. Her boss has talked to her but didn't specify what was said.

In today's WashPost, the prosecutor says she did tell the victim, the victim's boyfriend, and the detective about the change and they agreed, but they say she didn't. Needless to say, I think she's lying.

In another bit of fraud marked by an article in yesterday's WashPost, oil companies and a major power company have put out a film "Hurricane on the Bayou" which shows almost no destruction and concentrates on the wildlife and the musiclife. Uhhuh.

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