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26 June 2011 @ 06:29 pm
it's a happy/sad weekend  
In sad news my spouse's stepdad died yesterday after some illness. Sort of expected, but not so abruptly. But he was amazing-- he earned purple hearts as a combat medic in Korea and Vietnam. I'll always remember their freezer packed with fish and how we joked we'd never starve in Hawaii as long as he could fish and we could pick papayas off the tree. Well we're gonna have to fish ourselves now, when the apocalypse comes.

Rest in peace, 'grandpa Mitsuo' as my son knew him. And may the fish be large and strong.

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on the YAY side --

I have ordered amy new laptop, I can't tell you how exciting this is, after all these weeks of ever-more-deteriorating keyboard. Plus the broken hinge.It still sticks in my throat that the screen itself and the innards are fine -- but the shell was WEAK. bah. Very disappointing esp when my first Vaio was a damn tank for four years. But still NEW ONE. Won't be here for ten days or so, but at least it's on the way.


We went to the zoo today and it was hot. And the giraffes were... frisky. LOL

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First there was the pickup line -- hey baby wanna have a baby?
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Then there was --
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Click on the picture to see a giraffe who has no need for Cialis.

She was not enthused about his ... package, waiting for him to buy her dinner first.

karate0katkarate0kat on June 27th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Maybe he should have sexted her first.

I'm sorry to hear about your father in law.

Edited at 2011-06-27 01:32 am (UTC)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on June 27th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
the lady giraffe might have been a little more receptive without the hundred people gathered around watching and giggling. It's like "DUDE WAIT TIL THE HUMANS LEAVE OKAY" lol

thanks! he'll be missed.
kag523 on June 27th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Just wanted to send you hugs and say I'm so sorry about the loss of your father in law. He sounds like a wonderful person, and your comment about the freezer (and the apocalypse) made me grin. Happy fishing indeed. *HUGS* K :>)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on June 27th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
thank you! :D
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Amy and the Doctorsabaceanbabe on June 27th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your stepfather-in-law, Liz. :( *hugs you tight*

I have ordered amy new laptop

Cleary, you must call her Amy. :P

the screen itself and the innards are fine -- but the shell was WEAK

Just like a poor little Cylon with no resurrection ship nearby. :(
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on June 27th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)

LOL, at least if I have an Amy machine I'll be guaranteed a successful reboot, right? but then she might get stolen so maybe that's not such a good plan. heh

my poor little broken mini Raider... tho points out that John never got the memo that machines break down, same as people do. A few broken electronic action figures when he was young at least could've spared everyone the "machines are perfect" rhetoric...