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Firstly, I'm glad that Thursday night's jumbo storm was the end of it for now.

     Also glad for the chance to rake up a little overtime pay. Worked from 12:20 to 6:20--six hours today. I haven't done overtime since before my two raises this year, so I was fit to pinch myself when I calculated what time-and-a-half is for me now. Hee hee hee!

     All the data entry of late means I'm calling a halt to my avarii essay because I want to limit my at-home typing...but I still got a few illustrations done for it today, yay!

     Since the (non-chain) video store down the street went out of business this summer =( --I decided to try out a Netflix account. See what I think in my free month trial. But so far I'm liking it, because I can get out dvds for tv shows that have interested me. So tonight is cheese sticks and popcorn and episode two of Heroes.
Emotional Status:
sore sore
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On September 23rd, 2007 06:38 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
That is a nice chunk of overtime. Definitely something to look forward to for your
next paycheck.

Glad the storms are done.
How are you enjoying Hero? SD

On September 23rd, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I don't get it until October 12, unfortunately. But I'll be glad to have it!

Might set a record high for today, but yes I'm very glad for no rain and the ground drying out.

It's a bit more graphic than I expected, and the ending of the second episode got me quite the goosebumps. But it is fun, and easy to fit 45 min episodes into my schedule.

Did you finish watching those animated Star Trek episoded I loaned you?
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On September 23rd, 2007 07:06 am (UTC), shanra commented:
This is in the pm hours, yes? *wants to be sure* Yay for extra funds!

(Also thank you for the note. *huggles*)

And yes, how are you enjoying Heroes? *is waiting for the DVD box since she refuses to download and refuses to hang on a cliffhanger every episode* Everyone seems to think Hiro's absolutely adorable. Have to admit, he is cute jumping around the Japanese workspace going 'Yatta! Yatta!'
On September 23rd, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It certainly was! =) I like to work afternoons for overtime, since that's the time I get lethargic and unmotivated if I'm at home. So I'm productive at home in the morning, and then I get overtime pay in the afternoon when I probably wouldn't have done much at home anyway. I like that!

You're welcome. I got your letter--thank you very much! It was fun seeing 'entries' on different dates. I think my mom strained one hand a little recently, but otherwise they've both been doing very well, and the one that didn't have surgery got better on its own (which amazes me). Thanks for asking! Oh, and congrats to your cousin, soon-to-be 'auntie' Shanra! *hugs*

Hiro is just a doll! He's definitely the 'comic relief' of the lot of them, some of whom are very grim. But I've only seen the pilot and episode two, so I can't say much yet. And I quite agree--nice to watch things when they've been out a bit and not have to wait forever on cliffhangers. =)
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On September 23rd, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC), shanra replied:
Oooh, bonus! ^-^

That was quite fast. *huggles* I'm glad to hear your mum's hands are still doing lovely. ^-^ (And apologies for the pet-question if that wound up distressing you. *huggles again* I'm bad with words in such definitive situations anyway. *flounders* I'm probably making it worse now...)

*looks up* Ah, yes, I was warned of the fact that there are several graphic parts, but that's what looking away is for in my opinion. ^-~ I'm definitely looking forward to getting my hands on the whole season and watching it. *burble*
On September 23rd, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Fast is better than three months late! =P The question was a little winceworthy (no fault to you of course) but I should focus on the three that are in great health. (The cats are particularly enjoying the warmth and the cat enclosure today, while I'm enjoying snuggling with them now that a lot of the nights get cool =)

I hope things are going well with your own menagerie, or better than 'horrible' at any rate.

Heh, it's the knowing when to look away I've got to work on. ;) And I'll admit I was more astounded/disbelieving than anything. I hope you get to see it! Since I'm on a 'cheap' plan with Netflix, I can only get one dvd of the season at a time. But that's probably better for me than getting them all at once and watching the entire season over a week!
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On September 23rd, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
I keep hearing good things about NetFlix, so I might eventually break down and try it. Every non-chain video store I’ve ever gone to has gone out of business over the years, so I’ve been going to Hollywood Video for the pat 10 years and Blockbuster for the past 2 or 3. And I borrow from the library more often than the others—can’t beat free rentals.

Let us know how NetFlix works out for you. ^_^
On September 23rd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
My local video store was great, but the road construction over the last seven years or so meant they're no longer easily accessible from the highway, and they had such a HUGE VHS collection--trying to switch to DVD is what killed them. =(

I don't use the library very often, and they quit letting people request DVDs, besides which the 'good' ones tended to get stolen quickly. But I'm glad it works for you!

What's nice about Netflix are the different plans, though the $4.99 is only 1 dvd per month--too low for my wishes! The one loophole to me seems to be the issue of DVDs getting lost in the mail; of course they'll think it was stolen. But apparently they give 'grace' for a couple instances of that. Have to see what else I discover as time goes on. =)