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08:30 pm: Sometimes You Want to Hit Someone
Between having bookgroup yesterday and my brother and sister-in-law planning to be here earlier than I usually get up, I lost some hours of sleep last night. They called me an hour before they planned to be here today and said they were at a close intersection, so I said fine, and just watched Meet the Press instead of working my way through the front pages of the WashPost and making a grocery list, which takes about an hour. Forty-five minutes later, I called them to see if they were lost and no, they had stopped to shop. So I could have done the paper.

When they arrived, I showed them the coupon and we went to Ruby Tuesdays (that was good), but my sister-in-law is not very bright and I always have trouble with her. This time it was worse because she kept insisting on wrong things -- for example, I told her that the reason I wasn't having milk anymore is because it has a fair bit of protein without any fiber. She said I could drink skim milk and that would be okay. My brother and I both tried to correct her, but we never got anywhere.

She says she's allergic to cats; even if she never comes inside and is in their car, she's holding kleenex to her nose. Well, this time, she wanted to visit someone she hasn't seen for 10 years and hadn't brought their phone number. She was willing to come through the house to sit on the porch and use the kleenex. Rick and I tried all the variations on the name, even signed on to her Facebook, and the closest was on the first -- Whitepages.com. The map there even had the house at a point where there's tall power towers and they remember seeing those last time, but the telephone number for that is dead. So she :::gasp::: asked to come use the computer. I said no anyway, I don't normally let other people use it, but apparently she's not that allergic.

So I napped after they left and am behind. Fortunately, I won't see them again until fall. Oh, and when I went through the paper, I got the same coupon for Ruby Tuesdays.



Date:July 20th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
I so understand the title of this post. I have days like that, too. Arghhhh.....
Actually, I seem to be having one right now. Lifejournal does not let me post with an OpenID, absolutely refuses to recognize me as a member of my own blog. Sheesh!
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Date:July 20th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Well, and I understand that a good bit of the problem is my inability to deal with people who are not very bright. She's not like that on purpose.

The LJ FAQ on Open ID says:

If you do not have a LiveJournal account and you'd like to comment on a journal that allows OpenID comments, select "OpenID" while commenting. A box will appear for you to enter your URL. Your URL must support OpenID on its end, and you will need to be logged onto your account there. When you hit "Post Comment", your home site will ask you whether or not to provide LiveJournal with your identity. You can authorize once, or authorize permanently. Your password will never be sent to or from LiveJournal.

If your home site does not support OpenID, or you have not inserted a tag in your URL to point to an OpenID identity server, you will receive an error message.

Using OpenID to comment automatically creates an OpenID account with some of the features of standard accounts. You will be able to set and validate an email address for your OpenID account.

If you have set and validated an email address for your OpenID account, your comments count as coming from a registered LiveJournal user for the purpose of allowing and screening comments. It is no longer necessary for a user to allow anonymous comments in their journal to allow OpenID users with a validated email address to comment. However, OpenID users who have not set and validated their email address still count as anonymous users, and journals must have anonymous comments enabled to allow such OpenID accounts to comment. Also, specific OpenID accounts can be banned from commenting if necessary, regardless of the status of the OpenID account's email address.


I use OpenID when I comment on your blog, so I know it takes OpenID.
Date:July 21st, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I tried again, all kinds of combinations (including the URL and the correct password, old email addresses etc.), no go. I'll just be anonymous.
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