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I'm ticked off!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Canada Post has decided to change my mailing address and any mail that's not addressed to this new address is being returned to sender.

Canada Post did not inform me of this change. I had to find out from various senders who called to say that their items were returned because of an incorrect address!

I've had this address or a variation of this address since 1972!

Not only do they want me to use a new postal code, which I don't like but I will but they want to change the town where I live! I live in one town and they want my address to read another town altogether! This I will fight! I don't live in the other town! I live in this town!


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    I can certainly understand your frustration, and it's justified! To do this and not tell you about it is unacceptable. They certainly need to explain.

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TRAINOF4 8/29/2009 11:10PM

    Something similar happened to someone in Virginia, but I never heard much about it past the initial article in the newspaper. It seemed strange to me, but I feel sometimes that the government does what it wants no matter how much we complain. I'm sorry you're having this frustration!

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JHADZHIA 8/29/2009 1:51PM

    Wow! What is happening? Are they are closing the Post Office down in your town?? I thought every town always had a post office, no matter how small!
Or are you on the border between two towns, and they changed the boundary?
That is strange, and especially not to notify you!! I hope you give them a nasty note or call! Does this mean you have to pay the other town's taxes then? Did this happen to anyone else too?
Good luck with getting to the bottom of this!

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Healthy Lifestyle

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm convinced that if I didn't have to work and I lived somewhere where it was nice enough to swim and walk outside all year round, I'd have a much healthier life.

I've been on vacation since August 1st and this week, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, sunny and high 80s every day and since August 1st, I've exercised 745 minutes, which is an average of 47 minutes a day and this week alone, I've exercised 340 minutes and I KNOW when I'm working, I average around 30 minutes a day and I just think that it's too bad I wasn't independently wealthy so that I could live where I wanted and I exercised more.

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KNITSTRONG 8/25/2009 1:25PM

    I'm so with you here! Darn that silly mortage, and the need for food, etc!

And with central Texas approaching a record 70+ days over 100 degrees (I almost typed 1000. I sure feels like it). I also think if I lived somewhere cooler, I would be outside exercising more.

Don't know to tell you. I've thought about moving somewhere more temperate, and downsizing...but it ain't a gonna happen. I guess we just have to gut it out - but it IS why I do almost all my exercising indoors.

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TRAINOF4 8/19/2009 3:10PM

    Ha! I'd LOVE to be able to just do whatever I want whenever I want to do it ... within reason of course! Sorry I couldn't have gone to the RBG w/you, they are beautiful! It's been awhile for me - now I'd need a passport to go - dumbgovt. ANWHO - Hope it was all fun!

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JHADZHIA 8/16/2009 11:01AM

    I second that!!! If I could be in a warm place year round, not only would I feel a heck of a lot better, I would be more motivated to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Its yet another very windy, cold and rainy day here. Cold and windy has been the story ever since winter :( I sure hope we get some kind of Indian summer at least.
Enjoy your vacation!
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Sony to sell its e-books in standard ePub format

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I was involved in a thread on Spark People about the Kindle and I thought people might be interested in this article in the New York Times:

Brad Stone
New York Times

(Aug 15, 2009)

Paper books may be low-tech, but no one will tell you how and where you can read them.

For many people, the problem with electronic books is they come loaded with just those kinds of restrictions. Digital books bought today from Amazon.com, for example, can be read only on Amazon's Kindle device or its iPhone software.

Some restrictions on the use of e-books are likely to remain a fact of life.

But some publishers and consumer electronics makers are aiming to give e-book buyers more flexibility by rallying around a single technology standard for the books. That would also help them counter Amazon, which has taken an early lead in the nascent market -- a market that does not yet extend into Canada.

This week, Sony Electronics, which sells e-book devices under the Reader brand, announced that by the end of the year it will sell digital books only in the ePub format, an open standard created by a group including publishers such as Random House and HarperCollins.

Sony will also scrap its proprietary anticopying software in favour of technology from the software maker Adobe that restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied.

After the change, books bought from Sony's online store will be readable not just on its own device but on the growing constellation of other readers that support ePub. Those include the Plastic Logic eReader, a thin device that has been in development for nearly a decade and is expected to go on sale early next year.

"There is going to be a proliferation of different reading devices, with different features and capabilities and prices for a different set of consumer requirements," said Steve Haber, president of Sony's digital reading unit. "If people are going to this e-book shopping mall, they are going to want to shop at all the stores, and not just be required to shop at one store."

Sony's move comes amid mounting concern about Amazon's market power in the budding category of electronic books. E-book sales in the United States hit a record $14 million in June, a 136.2 per cent increase from a year earlier, the Association of American Publishers says.

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LAINYE 8/15/2009 8:11PM

    Very interesting article. I do love my Kindle, because I don't have to wait for books, so this might prove to be good or bad depending on how it goes.

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My visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) of Ontario

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I was kind of disappointed in my visit to the RBG yesterday because their gardens didn't look as good as they normally do. It must be the wet, sunless summer we're having so I only took a few photos. Here are the photos that I took. The first two are in the new pond they have, which I assume is on purpose and not just because of all the rain and the second two are of a hyacinth tree, which I didn't know there were trees of; I thought it was just a plant/shrub.

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JHADZHIA 8/13/2009 8:25PM

    They are pretty photos none-the-less!
I love emoticon emoticon emoticon !!

Its too bad about the weather :( We had a cold overcast drizzly day today, but tomorrow they are forcasting 40mm rain!! More on Saturday, which is a complete bummer as I was hoping to go to the Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival. My driver won't go if its raining, as who wants to be in an outdoor concert in the rain and cold all day?? Folfest starts tonight, but i decided to be a good girl and stay home and get my work done for the bridge club for a change lol.
Have a good evening! Wish I could have been relaxing by the pool! With Mom away, my transportation to one is gone :(

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Happy Birthday, Ogoni!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Today is my cat's 11th birthday.

Ogoni's name comes from the name of an African tribe who was kicked off its land by Shell because they wanted the oil that was buried there.

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JHADZHIA 8/5/2009 12:31PM

    Yes he is, reminds me of my Mom's cat!
emoticon Happy Birthday!
Unusual name, what does it mean?
Hope you both have a great day!

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BKWERM 8/5/2009 10:08AM

    Isn't he beautiful?

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