The Pumpernickle Pickle

Ramblings from a not-so-normal SAHM

Chemo Me August 23, 2007

I posted on one of my sites that I’d show my hair-less-chemo-do from when my hair had thinned so much I just shaved it. It started to grow back last year so this is not what I look like now.

So here it is:

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Storm Worm – Return of the Jed-Worm August 21, 2007

Filed under: bad news,blog life,carpola,computers,email,nonsense,Online Life,virus,worms — pinkadillies @ 9:25 pm

Copied from HERE 

Storm Worm pursues more “members”
Published: 2007-08-21 

The group responsible for propagating the malicious program commonly known as the Storm Worm changed tactics this week, using e-mail messages masquerading as verification announcements from online Web sites and clubs to lure victims.

The e-mail messages use a fairly regular format, including a brief greeting, a supposed temporary login name and password, and a link to a malicious Web site, according to antivirus firms. The destination site will tell the user that, to log on, they need to download a secure login applet. Victims that do install the software will become infected with the Storm Worm bot software.

The names of the online Web sites used in the e-mail messages appear to be constructed from two randomly chosen words and include names “Fun World,” “Internet Dating,” and “MP3 World.” In addition, there is some evidence that the Storm Worm is using the MPack infection tool kit to compromise systems.

The Storm Worm, also known as Zhelatin and Nuwar, first started spreading in January using fairly large, but controlled, bursts of e-mail routed through previously compromised computers. Each burst typically sent out a custom variant, trying to infect systems before the user updated their antivirus definitions. The original program compromised systems by luring users into opening the attachments of messages with subject lines regarding news events, including violent storms in Europe–a characteristic that led to the program’s naming.

Earlier this month, the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) sent out a warning to universities after a number of denial-of-service attacks appeared to be aimed in retribution at schools which had scanned systems for Storm Worm infections.

 

867-5309 (or So It Begins) August 20, 2007

I knew it was coming. I knew it would happen eventually. I just didn’t think it would be so soon!

That’s right…my boys are being approached to become boyfriends.

Bergen got a note from a girl that included her address and phone number. She wants him to call her.

But it’s not just any girl.

This is the girl who’s daddy screamed sexual harrassment 2 years ago after Peter told someone he saw her panties when she was on the monkey bars. Keep in mind – they were in kindergarten AND she was wearing a mini skirt.

This is the girl who last year had to be separated from Bergen during recess because she wouldn’t quit kissing on him (which he did NOT enjoy).

So what does this mean for me? It means I have to go up to the school this afternoon and have yet another talk with the teacher. My only real concern here is a what if. What if Bergen rejects this girl and she tells her daddy that he did something to her? Her daddy is a big man. And I really was hoping to save my TV debut for a reality show that’s NOT Cops.

 

Quote of the Week

Filed under: carpola,nonsense,Online Life,Quotes,TV,Uncategorized — pinkadillies @ 9:15 am

In case you missed the last one or the definition of what this is all about, please go here first.

This week’s quote comes from JD Roberto from Reality Remix:

I don’t have to embrace Brett Michaels.

 

Just wondering…

Filed under: carpola,nonsense,Uncategorized — pinkadillies @ 8:56 am

Do they actually serve Danish Wedding Cookies at Danish weddings?

And if so, do they serve the boxed ones or do they make them from scratch?

 

It’s so quiet… August 16, 2007

The boys went anxiously to school today. Cordi’s sitting on the floor eating crackers. The silence is beautiful.

I’m a little sad that my little guys started the 2nd grade today. It seems like it was only yesterday that they were in NICU or rolling across the floor to get everywhere. There were so many days that seemed to last forever and yet they went so quickly. I feel like I just blinked and they were starting school and now they can read and write and are excited to go learn more. It’s a bit heart breaking. And Cordi is right behind them. She’ll start before I can catch my breath…

Here’s some pics I took today and recently. Don’t forget to click the pics to see the full-sized picture.

 Cordi sleeping in Gary’s lap with Krusher:

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Cordi and Bergen sleeping at Mom’s:

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The boys ready for school this morning (it was very bright outside):

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A few pics August 15, 2007

Filed under: blessings,carpola,Family,Friends,home,kids,love,photos,Travel,Uncategorized,Vacation — pinkadillies @ 8:14 pm

Bergen in the pool:

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Mom and Hobs:

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My brother, Stephen, and Hobs:

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Me & Hobs:

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Stephen & Me:

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