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Sunday 1 June 2008

Recycler CI 12:04pm EST


"Wow, Recycler, what happened with you today?" "Uh, I've been drifting." "Gee, I wonder why?" "Oh, I forgot to do my check-in this morning! Doh!!!"

It's warm here, today, too, so I'm also using that as my excuse! lol

Morning: bike ride, washed & put away 2 loads of clothes, fixed gym & work clothes for this week, read 1 chapter of recovery literature, moving some (not all) storage boxes to another location, researched some decorating ideas.

Afternoon: continue moving storage boxes. Alternate working & resting, since it's warm. Serendipity of anything else :) Talk to you later! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)

Recycler CI 5:20pm EST why it's so hot


I found out why it's so hot! My rental unit Central Air has stopped working on a hot day!!! Eeeeks!!! lol

Fortunately the landlord has agreed to a repair call :)

However, it will be tomorrow mid-day. ((sigh)) lol

So a good bit of this afternoon was "on the telephone" etc.

Then I moved as many dolls as possible to the Lowest Level. I never want my dolls to be warmer than 70 degrees, and right now it is 84 degrees on the main level. Eeeks!!!

Next up: I need to get the condo "presentable" for the repairman. (I'm evidently expecting Martha Stewart and camera crew). While part of my weekly tasks include general clean-ups, things do get stacked here and there. Areas I especially want to review, include flights of stairs. For stray things stacked there, it's "safe enough" but I want it to "look normal" with no stacks. So the rest of the evening I'll see how far I can get with that.

On Home & Garden project, I did one more small (purchasing list) item on it. Next weekend & some other days I will be away from the computer. So if I don't get to work on HG for a while, I need to remember that's not a failure but part of the process of Real Life.

Everyone have a great night! :)


Thank you, gals & guys, for being here! :)


 I  have frequent Martha attacks, but it is getting better due to

re: Martha

I've given up on attaining Martha status.  Maybe Rachel Ray. 


"The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up." - Steven Wright

Falcon CI - ubiquitouses

Hi pro folks,

I never heard "ubiquitous" used as a noun before, but it does seem like a good term for all those ever-present tasks that, no matter how often you do them, are still there.

I started writing out MITs this morning before I even got out of bed, because I knew if I didn't I'd lose the morning puttering around and not getting anything done.

Done so far:  

  • Took shower
  • Did face mask
  • Ordered b-day present online
  • Ran dishwasher

To do:

  • Figure out and make lunch & dinner for tomorrow and Tues.
  • Run through music
  • Gather paperwork for tomorrow
  • Send email
  • Go to bank


Ubiquitous ubiquitases

Oh, wait. . . I see it's "ubiquitas" not "ubiquitous."

O.k., I give up!  Kromer, what the heck are they?  (and are they ubiquitous?)  Wink



I couldn't find it, we shall have to wait for Kromer the Scientist to explain. 


"The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up." - Steven Wright

Journey 9:00

 Happy Sunday all!  Fixin' to go set my MITs.  Check back when I'm done.

Right after I look up the word ubiquitases


"The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up." - Steven Wright

Journey 9:55 & updates 10:45 2:25 10 pm CO

MITs done. Did that really take an hour?! Going to make muffins. check back 10:30. I am planning to check in frequently today - it's a dreary day here and I could easily spend the whole day playing computer games.

UPDATE 10:45 Muffins are in the oven. Now, straighten my bedroom, make up the bed and prepare the bathroom for the onslaught of dog bathing.

UPDATE 2:25 Well, I've done NONE of those things. I played second life for an hour, then decided to go ahead and make the lasagne for tonight since it can be done ahead of time. I did make my bed though! Now, straighten bedroom, my bathroom, bathe the stinky dog. Oh yeah, and I sorted the laundry - there wasn't much this week as I got completely caught up with it over the long weekend last week. I guess I got some stuff done after all!

UPDATE 10 pm:  Night all!  Sweet dreams.


"The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up." - Steven Wright

kromer 8:50 CI

OK, this is mostly a day off for me, but I do want to get some stuff done.

I have about an hour before I need to leave for church, and then I'm going to go see A. I plan to get home by 8 at the latest (earlier if possible).

Tasks for new research project:
*MIT 30 min of background reading
*MIT Check EG ids
*MIT get list of ubiquitases
*Look at connections from coactivators to histone modifiers, see how many are modifier binding
*Get comprehensive list of TFs in human
*Look at first 20 coactivators in detail, to see what they do

Other tasks:
*Activate credit card
*Email CY and NR
*Finish data entry
*Make graphs
*Fold laundry
*Post house jobs sheet
*1 hr exercise (I'll just ride my bike to church and to see A)

I'll start by getting list of ubiquitases and checking EG ids. I'd also like to activate credit card, fold laundry, and email CY and NR before church...we'll see how many of these tasks get done!

kromer 9:50 CI

OK, got list of ubiquitases, need to leave for check in a few minutes but I'm going to fold laundry and activate credit card first, and I'll take some background reading with me.

kromer 8:05

Back, had dinner, now very tired...

Next I need to:
*Fold laundry
*Email about tutoring
*Get comprehensive list of TFs
*check EG IDs
*Finish data entry and make graphs

Then I'll check back here 

pro's CI - 7:20am

I went to bed early last night, but I had trouble sleeping. I woke up at 4am with the answer to a programming problem that had been puzzling me.Surprised

Besides continuing to work on my pile today (I'm making good progress), I want to clean my bicycle chain and put air in the tires - make my bike rideable after a winter of sitting outside.

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

Weekly 12-Step Meeting in Chatbox today

Meeting is held:

  • Sunday morning in Hawaii/Alaska
  • Sunday afternoon in the Americas
  • Late Sunday evening in Europe/Africa
  • Very early Monday morning in Asia/Australia/NZ

Exact time/Timezone details here:

This is a 12-Step meeting.


  • No obiligation to attend!
  • No need to mention if you are coming or not!
  • Just do what is right for you !
  • (This reminder is for informational purposes only).

NOTE:  The chatbox was upgraded in April 2008.  It no longer keeps a log of what was said.  Whatever you say there,  will not be readable after the meeting.  Sometimes the chat scroll remains for an hour or so, but it does fade off.  There is no permanent record.

I don't want to create a feeling of "obligation".  Many of us suffer from issues with "Demand Resistance", and obligation would just make things worse.

Also, I wanted to make it clear that we don't take attendance.

Each person should come or not come according to their own inner guidance -- i.e. the Higher Power of their understanding.