Monday, January 15, 2007

When the Internet Sucks

I had a really nifty post all typed up and ready to go yesterday except that I was trying to add a picture. IE froze up and crashed on me and I lost the whole thing. Talk about being irritated. So what did I have to say that was nifty?

Well, I finished the Jack the Ripper book yesterday. It was compelling. Cornwell's theories and the proof she backs them with are enough to make you believe she finally figured out who the real killer was. Considering that I haven't read anybody else's arguments on the subject, my opinion would be very one-sided. Some, mostly Londoners, claim that Cornwell became obsessed with the Ripper and that her accusations are way off base. When you take into account that the funds used to conduct the research and perform DNA testing all came from her pocket and that she also purchased several works of art as well as documents, it's easy to believe that maybe she lost some of her objectivity. Then again, when you take into account that Londoners opinions are biased as well who's to say either way. At any rate, Cornwell's novel, whether you believe her or not, was first class. It was hard to put down at times and I lost many night's sleep reading it. I'd completely recommend it to anyone interested in true crime novels, Jack the Ripper, Patricia Cornwell, or if you're just looking for something different to read.

Another topic I discussed was how I almost popped on to post on Saturday night. Why, you ask, when I hardly ever post on the weekends? Well, January 13th just happens to be the anniversary of when I graduated high school. It also happens to be my uncle's birthday, lol. But I thought that I should mention it. A lot has happened and changed in the last twelve years. Do you still think of that day every year, J?

Also, the funniest thing happened this morning and I'm not allowed to tell!! It's killing me too, btw. It involves C and he's the one that made me promise not to tell anyone but my sister, lol. Let me just say that I laughed so hard I could hardly breathe and I almost puked and every time I think of it I start laughing again. It was hilarious.

Our weather didn't hold out like I'd hoped. We got several inches of snow and a covering of ice on top of that. We're supposed to get several more inches of snow by tomorrow morning but I think they might be wrong about that. Only time will tell. Luckily, the kids had today off of school so I didn't have to drive anywhere. I probably wouldn't have had to anyway since there were 50-some school cancellations for those who did have school across the state today.

Yesterday's lost post was way niftier, but this is what you get for today.


  1. I try not to think about it... makes me feel old. SOOOOOO OLD!!!

  2. yeah i remember. I also remember that darn mid term in american history that i had to pass. i never studied so much in my entire life. hoying made us wait forever after school to see if we passed it or not.

  3. Carolynn,

    How can you feel old?? You're 10!!


    I had actually forgotten about having to wait after school for our history grades, lol. Do you remember laying around on the floor in the hallway studying for it? Heheh. The good 'ol days.

  4. okay, so how did I manage to post that under Carolynn? God I must have been tired.

  5. First off, I have two Jennifers. This might get confusing, lol.

    Secondly, I was wondering why Carolynn left a comment on my blog. Too funny.


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