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21 February 2004 @ 05:24 pm
Decided to invest the money...  
...in a paid LJ account. :) I've been going off and on paid status for a while now, but I took the plunge and paid for a full year. :) After that, I made a few new icons (only one of which I've uploaded above) It's my Kate Monster icon - a tribute to my new favorite Broadway show "Avenue Q". She and I are a lot alike - to think that the broadway character that I identify with the most is a puppet. ;)

What I really should've been doing today is studying for my Series 7 licensing exam which I will need to take AND pass if I want to be considered for the promotion. I got through seven chapters this morning - but then my mind started wandering when I got to the options and margins sections and I had to stop. I took the exam once before (about two years ago) and got a 69% (I need a 70% to pass). :P It's an EIGHT hour exam and one that I'm NOT looking forward to having to re-take. :P If I'm not online as much as I used to be it's probably because I'm studying for it. :P

In other news - Sydney has been acting strange lately and we think it has to do with boarding her last weekend. She was very happy to come home when we picked her up from the vet and very affectionate. Then as the days wore on, she became hard to deal with (she peed twice on the carpet and ate through Mark's bag of snacks from the trip while we were at work.) I think she's showing her displeasure at us leaving her with strangers... She seems to be doing fine now and back to her normal self. We'll definitely have to think twice about putting her in boarding next time!

And I got the "Avenue Q" cast recording! :) I've been listening to (what I call) "It Sucks to Be Me" and "For Now" on an almost constant basis in my car. I'm so addicted to that show! :) It's the most hilarious thing ever! :) I have to remember to watch Hollywood Squares in April to see John Tartaglia *SIGH* and Rod! I just hope that it'll be shown here - sometimes "syndication" is synonymous with "not in Hawaii" :(

Oh well, back to options and margins! :P
irisheyes77 on February 21st, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that's horrible that when you took the test before that you were only off by one percentage point! Especially with it being such a long test!
Sherishutterbug93 on February 22nd, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
I know! The thought of being so close last time but still not passing was awful! Hopefully this time I'll at least get that extra one percent! ;)
Kananigirlkananigirl on February 21st, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooh, a paid account! Do a phone post. ;-) Monica, made me do one. HAHAH

Hollywood Squares is in the afternoon here isn't it? That's what I remember about it.

Sherishutterbug93 on February 22nd, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
Yay for paid accounts! :) I tried to listen to your phone post, but I think my computer's gone wonky. :( Do you sing on it? ;)

I haven't seen Hollywood Squares on the TV Guide anywhere here - but I have to make sure I check - I can't miss it!
Kananigirl: fairy1kananigirl on February 22nd, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yep! I'm glad I invested in a paid account. It was cheap after all, considering how much I pay for hosting.

I know you need to have an updated winamp to hear the phone post. Hehehe, nope I haven't sung on it. I think I'd scare most people away. ;-)
Care: smilecareleswhisper on February 22nd, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
Cute icon. :) Paid accounts are so much fun. :D
Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on February 22nd, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
Thanks Carrie! I know I should be spending my time studying, but this is oh-so-much-more-enjoyable! :) And now I can use all my icons that were "inactive". Woo hoo! :)
Smitha: snow mesmittenbyu on February 22nd, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
eight hours?!?!?! who in the world came up with such an insande idea?! Did they ever take a psychology class, in their lives?! See...now I understand why I needed classes that I thought were unrelated to my major! *sigh* I was thinking three hours for accounting, etc were too long!! eeks..

Good luck with the one coming up! study smart, not hard! :P

how do you make icons with the writings on them? I have a few days off before I start up classes again.. maybe figure out how to do that...
Sherishutterbug93 on February 22nd, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Eight hours is a bit ridiculous! I was panicking when the computer tabulated my score - and when I saw I missed it by one percent I wanted to cry! :( Hopefully this time will be better - though I'm not looking forward to sitting at that computer in that small room for eight hours! :P

The icons with words on them are easy to make with a image program like photoshop, paintshop, etc. I know I should be spending my time in other ways (studying, for example!) but the icons were a needed distraction yesterday! ;)
Sabine: Lauser Couchsabine10 on February 22nd, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC)
I love your Kate Monster icon, it's cute. :)

I hope Sydney is all right. Still, I can imagine that Lauser also would show his displeasure in any way. I think, one way to show it is his stomach-ache - even if he has got a sensitive stomach - he often gets stomach-ache when something went in a wrong way, in his opinion.

Even if you've to study for your exam, I hope you also found some time to relax during the weekend. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - puppyshutterbug93 on February 22nd, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sabine! :)

Sydney's doing much better after we spent most of the weekend with her. I think she was worried that we'd leave her and not come back again! :( And I know what you mean, because sometimes Sydney starts to puke when she has anxiety and won't eat. :( Hopefully after this weekend she'll be back to her normal self. :)

Hope you had a nice relaxing weekend yourself! Take care! *HUGS*
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: Duckbeam861 on February 23rd, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
Mortie always does things like that when we go on vacation. I think that is his way of getting back at us. It will only last a day or two. Sometimes if he has been left for a long time alone he will do something sassy too! Those dogs are smart!
Sherishutterbug93 on February 24th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that Sydney's not the only one. :P She's better now, but for a while she was being so bad and totally not like herself! :(