I. First I missed wishing my beloved Billy Boyd a very HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY! on August 28th :D!
II. My computer hardrive decided to crash on me out of nowhere and I spent the better part of three weeks trying to get it restored, back up and running- not an easy task. We were on the phone to Dell (I would not recommend it), Norton Anti-Virus (which I've now gotten rid of and am using a much better program) and this place called Carbonite (it will back up all your existing files should you have a system or hardrive crash so they can be restored) for hour after hour with little or no help. Finally, my Dad was able to find a computer tech at the college he works at who was able to re-install Windows and get me back up & running :)!
III. In fanlisting news, before my computer crashed, I was actually approved to build a new one for Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope!! I still can't believe it, I love this movie so much. I had to ask for an extension so I would be able to finish it without losing it, so I hope they grant it to me. I've also recently been approved for Stargate SG-1: Male Characters, which I'm very excited about as well! I love the show and the male characters are definitely the best part of it ;D.
IV: As far as the whole situation with the dog is concerned, we did end up getting the 1 year old tri-colored sheltie (he was already named Damon- yuck!). It's been an emotional rollercoaster (that I am still on) as far as my feelings about the new dog are concerned. He is completely different from my Sara which is good in some ways, but in others it sucks :(. Even my Mom is having mixed emotions about him. We're still not 100% certain we'll keep him, it's a learning process for all concerned. He is a very good dog in a lot of ways, but a handful in others so it's very difficult all the way around. I'll update with anything new that happens.
V. I decided to go ahead and get a paid account so I updated my profile (crediting the appropriate people) and have finally settled on a nice new layout that I'm very happy with. I'm still looking for a good Mood Theme but haven't found one yet.
VI. I just had to include how bummed out I was when I heard that the release of HBP was being moved from Novemeber 21, 2008 to July 17, 2009 :(. I can't believe how dumb WB is. The Harry Potter franchise is so huge that it doesn't matter when the movie is released, it will make a ton of money! Anyway, just had to get that off my chest.
Whew, well that's all I've got for now. I'll try and update soon!