December 24th, 2003


You've been naughty...

Who here has ever gotten coal in their stocking from Santa? Or other things besides presents to indicate that you were naughty?

If you're a parent, have you ever given any of your children coal in their stockings? Would you?

Me: I've never, but my sister and I were insanely well behaved for November and December when we were kids so Santa would be sure to visit. And for now, my kids have never gotten coal (but there have been times I've been sorely tempted to do that for my oldest - ha ha ha). But she's waking up to toys and candy in her stocking tommorrow, same as her sisters.

MS Office

Office XP vs Office 2000: Which is better?

I'm looking for a version that has Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. Is the XP package advanced far enough over 2000 to justify the extra cost?
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where to move to? job possibilities?

hi, everyone. this is my first post here. i'm hoping you can offer me good advice!

i'm originally from buffalo, ny, have lived here for most of my life (except for studying abroad twice in spain). life here is currently stale, job opportunities/economic possibilities bleak, and i think i really need a change of scenery. i'm very scared about moving, but i think this may be what will help me turn things around in 2004.

here is what i do: i'm bilingual, spanish-english. i've taught @ the university since 2001, mostly lower-level courses, i'm pursuing my M.A. in Spanish now, but i don't know if teaching is my ultimate calling. i am, however, pretty good @ it, so i wouldn't rule it out. in the past, i've been a research assistant, did office stuff, etc. i'm 24 and single and see right now as a good time to find a new place to call home.

my new city would be like this: a great subway system, no need for a car. BUT i'm not into giant tall buildings everywhere blocking my precious sun. i like grass, i like snow, i like partly sunny/partly cloudy days, i like it warm but am not into humidity (buffalo is notorious for that). my city would be a thriving, progressive, queer-positive area, full of life. not too expensive, and good job opportunities.

can you guys think of anywhere like this? and can you think of possible job opportunities out of teaching based on my background? thanks!!

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I got a job at the mall a couple months ago that was only supposed to last the Christmas season. Friday is my last day.

I'm looking for a new job. Should I bring applications for my current boss to fill out (the past work experience part) or should I call her after Friday to have her give me the information over the phone?

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Okay, so, for some reason, every time I open a new window with Internet Explorer I'm missing the status bar (the one at the bottom which says the address you're going to, or displays the address a link links to if you put your cursor over it). I can manually add it in if I go to the "View" menu, but that's a pain in the butt. How can I change it so that the status bar is there by default? It always used to be.

The best part of Christmas is the nostalgia.

I'm feeling pretty down about the holidays this year. In an effort to cure the Christmas blahs, I popped in an old VHS of Christmas specials I loved as a kiddo.

Anyone else remember the Muppet Christmas special "The Christmas Toy" with Rugby the tiger and Mew the catnip mouse and Apple the ragdoll? Or am I showing my age by asking? XD

I loved Rugby. ♥

The VHS I have the special recorded on has a commercial for a McDonalds Happy Meal with little plushie sprites from Rainbow Brite. Does anyone still have those? If so, I envy you! Mine disappeared a long time ago...
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If you were my nephew, would you appreciate it if your Aunt baked, frosted and decorated 24 vanilla cupcakes for your Christmas gift (because she's unemployed and can't afford a gift but still wanted you to have something)?

Or would you just think it was lame?

He's 12.

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who weighed in. He loved it and actually said, "You gave me FOOD! All right!"