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Hello February 1, 2013.

Once again, I was all geared up to BLOG DAILY and a wrench or two has been thrown in my path. I have been sick with the flu*, yes the real live infuenza, for the last 8 days and then on Monday my wifi went down and out. Neither problems have been fixed fully at this point. I am still sick & I am still using my Nokia N9 to get a small thin stream of internets.

My big praise for the week is to Open Mobiles. Yes, my Nokia N9 is a true working horse trooper. My Nokia Lumia 920 said no - sorry, can't, my 808 PureView valiantly tried, and the Nokia N9 just did it. I very much look forward to the the open linux mobile phones to be released this year by Jolla Mobile, Ubuntu, and Firefox.

Tomorrow is my Dad's 70th birthday. We are going on a bit of an adventure with Grandpa's ashes (if I can find which box they are in) and then to a lovely birthday dinner. Hopefully, I will have enough energy and will not cough up on everyone.

Tomorrow is also St. Brigid's Day and Groundhog's Day!

Happy February to you.

* I was terribly sad to find out that this season's flu did not have a sexy name & story like the Swine Flu or the Bird Flu or the Hong Kong Flu or the like, but has a very dull name of Influenza A (H3N2) [556] (mostly likely of the blabbity blabbity California or Victoria sub-name blabbity boring we-have-no-storytelling-naming-capacity blabbity blabbity strain). The October 2009 Swine Flu was MUCH MORE SEXY. Because if you are going to be stuck in bed with 103F fever and bored out of your skull, the virii should have a great name and story. kthnxbai

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Some GroundHog Day / St. Brigid's Day links for you both new and old:

Dr. Jeff Master's "Six more weeks of non-winter" on the Wunder Weather Blog today

Celebrate St. Brigid with Beer!

My one and only Metafilter FPP on the topic of the underappreciated Feb 1 & 2 holidays back in 2006

Last but not least, Happy 3(21) + 6th Birthday to my Dad, Campbell Hanen!

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Feb. 2006 - at St. Brigid's Well Feb. 2006 - at St. Brigid's Well Feb. 2006 - at St. Brigid's Well Feb. 2006 - at St. Brigid's Well
All photos taken by Ms. Jen on Feb. 4, 2006 with her Casio Xlim40
digital camera at the 'new' St. Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland.


Yeah! This weekend is the time for my two favorite, highly under-appreciated holidays! St. Brigid's Day today and Ground Hog's Day / Candlemas tomorrow!

Go out and celebrate the transitioning of winter-spring and the increasing daylight by giving your local Ground Hog a big kiss... ;o)

A prayer:

Everliving God, we rejoice today in the fellowship of your blessed servant Brigid, and we give you thanks for her life of devoted service. Inspire us with life and light, and give us perseverance to serve you all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, world without end.
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