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September 21, 2009 by KarmaGirl
I've been thinking about getting a tattoo for awhile, and I have been discussing with my hubby what it should be.  I always felt that tattoos should have some meaning to them. 

Well, if you know me, you know that I have a soft spot for animals.  On top of that, I happen to currently have 4 Dachshunds (weiner dogs) and had a 5th one that died a few years ago.  So, I decided to tattoo a weiner dog on my ankle.  When I went to get it done, they suggested that I do a band...
September 7, 2007 by KarmaGirl
OK, so this is a rant.  It won't be written well, and it might not even make sense.  It may also have swear words and objectionable text.  So, if you are sensitive, quit reading and go about your happy little fluffy day.

Today, Draginol posted about a Mom who chose to put her family's life at risk (ultimately killing two of them) rather than wait for a train to go by: http://draginol.joeuser.com/index.asp?AID=162120

That was the last straw for my current mood. People suck.&n...
June 27, 2006 by KarmaGirl
We have a term around here for employees of Stardock.  We call ourselves Stardockians.  Makes sense, right?

Well, one may wonder what a Stardockian is.  In a current blog by Zoomba (who is becoming a Stardockian) I mentioned that he already seems like one.

Stardockian is more than just an employee.  We have a whole company culture around us that makes us a bit of a "family".  For instance, I was just in a car accident.  "Stardock" sent flowers to my house and ...
May 5, 2006 by KarmaGirl
So, if it seems like I fell off the face of the Earth for awhile, it's mainly because the last month has been crazy-busy for me.  So, instead of going into a long story about everything I did, I figured I'd just post random pictures with brief descriptions. 

In April, I went to the RetailVision Show


Which is only a few blocks from the Alamo


Armadillos are funny


I got hit on by Eddie Money



I went on vacation with my husband


We took a cruise and saw a Dolph...
February 9, 2006 by KarmaGirl
The right bar on this main page is not always updating.  The web team knows about it, and will be fixing it once they get to it in the queue.  So, even though your new article doesn't show up over there, it doesn't mean it didn't post.  Please do not repost an article simply because it's not showing up as new in the list.

The main page may have issues through the day as we are working on it.
October 18, 2005 by KarmaGirl
Loss:
My family has had a lot this month.  My husband lost his Grandma a couple weeks ago.  We had to have our 10 year old dog put down last Friday, and I just found out that an Aunt is going to die in the next few days.  It has been a month filled with sadness and loss.  It seems like we just start feeling a bit better about something, and WHAM! something else hits us.

Pain:
I have auto-immune diseases which are painful.  However, it appears that emotional pain can...
July 13, 2005 by KarmaGirl
I am seeing a bunch of hit and miss posts about issues that people are having.  However, it is impossible for the web programmers to find the reports in this fashion.  Though Cordelia can relay the messages, she can't actually fix the issues (as can none of us expect the web team).

So, please post your issues here.  *BUT*, when you do, make sure that you are giving every detail possible.  A "this site is acting odd" report will get us nowhere.  Post when, where, and h...
May 26, 2005 by KarmaGirl
I have recently read a bunch of threads that are nothing but pure harassment of fellow bloggers.  These type of threads are completely in violation of the Terms of Use of this site.

If I see these types of threads in the future, they will be removed from the forums.

This type of behavior is not acceptable.  People should be able to blog here without being harassed.
May 17, 2005 by KarmaGirl
A few people have figured out that you can go to www.wincustomize.com and create an avatar that will show up on this site.  It is actually a code bug that the programmers have left.  If it is abused, it will go away, however.

With that, I need to remind people that you are actually uploading to wincustomize.  With that, you are doing so under the terms of Wincustomize.  One of the terms of use states: "(a) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, ha...
May 3, 2005 by KarmaGirl
It seems that there are a lot of things that we could do to reduce our need for oil, yet we are slow to change our ways.

We all know that we can make fuel out of corn (ethanol) and we *could* have many cars that run on it.  Yes, it is not as efficient, but it is possible.  However, the other day, I found out something that I didn't know- we can make plastic out of corn.

I was looking for some unique products for trade show give-aways.  I was looking at travel mugs (mainly be...
April 13, 2005 by KarmaGirl
Every year around this time I look at my life and what I have accomplished.  I try to keep things in perspective.  I hear so many people who only talk about what they haven't done (which I have a huge list of, too) but seem to lose track of what they *have* done.

This is the "cliff notes" version of this years evaluation:

- Today is my 9th wedding anniversary with the man I adore.

- In about 3 weeks I will be 33.

- I only have a 2 year degree, but I never let that stan...
February 28, 2005 by KarmaGirl
Back in December, I wrote an article called "I'm Disappointed": http://karmagirl.joeuser.com/index.asp?AID=58691

Well, here I am again with many of the same thoughts.  I will admit that I was guilty of getting a bit into past flame wars.  It's sometimes hard not to when you moderate a site and people send nasty emails to you, and you can't simply walk away from the site for a few days when you moderate.  But, I have mellowed out over the years, especially where ...
December 20, 2004 by KarmaGirl
To be perfectly clear, this is a "personal" blog and is no way related to moderation.

However, being that I moderate, I try to look at issues from every angle that I can, and try to see all view points.

There is a current trend that makes me very sad.  I have very little faith in humans being a kind species to begin with, but lately I have been losing even more faith.

What is going on?  What is with all of the oneupmanship of "he said, she said" around here?  Why are ther...
July 8, 2004 by KarmaGirl
I want to make something perfectly clear about the forums- they are moderated because they are syndicated.  The admins of this site have the right to decide what will be allowed on the forums because of this.

Articles that we do not feel are appropriate for the forums will be hid.  This is not censorship of your blog, as the article will remain on your blog.  It simply will not show on the forum.

If you don't want moderation, please do not post your article to the forums.
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July 7, 2004 by KarmaGirl
There have been *so* many articles about the current discussions on JU.

Breath in......Breath out

We have people saying it's "toxic" here but keep posting.  We have people saying they are going to leave.  We have others calling each other "morons".  We have yet others complaining of "censorship" because we moderate the forums in the slightest amount.

First, it is a phase.  This is an online community, and like all communities, some neighbors will leave and others wil...