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Resurfacing and asking favors... [Jun. 15th, 2005|10:00 am]
Ain't I greedy? Not updating forever, and then jumping in to ask favors before writing anything witty or amusing or educational?

There's two things I could use help with. First, does anyone in the Seattle area want to earn some easy money? I need a cat visitor (or cat sitter, if your home is cat friendly); I'm willing to pay $20 a visit plus an additional bit for gas (say, $10 for gas for up to two visits).

All you need to be able to do is be known by me (or vouched for by someone who is known by me) because you'll be getting a key to my apartment from time to time, and visit the apartment every 36-48 hours that I'm gone. Check on the cats, if you're a cat-person, feel free to pet/scritch/cuddle/play, but the big things is just make sure you've seen two healthy, living cats, then check dry food, clean and re-fill water bowls, and clean their canned-food bowls and give them each half a can (or, heck, a full can each - doesn't matter) of cat food.

One last duty is to make sure you've heard back from me at the end of my trips away. Now that I'm living alone, especially, I keep having nightmares of something happening (being struck by a meteor, or whatever) so I can't get home, and my cats starving.

I'm looking for someone for this weekend, if possible, and for part of next week (Wednesday or Thursday through Saturday - I'll be home Sunday evening at the latest). If anyone's interested, let me know, here or in e-mail. (My user profile has my e-mail address. There's a click-through link that you'll be mailed to validate e-mail sent to me, part of spam protection, but it's a once-only thing. Do it once, and you're on the approved list. I'll *probably* notice your e-mail in the "possible spam" queue and validate you myself, but the click-through helps make sure your e-mail isn't sandwiched between... well, *you* know what kind of spam gets sent.)

The second favor is, does anyone know of a good keyboard for a palm pilot/PalmOS PDA? I've been looking for something for writing. My laptop is too big to use in a lot of situations (forget using it on airplanes, for the most part!) I've seen some keyboards that almost turn a PDA into a laptop, and that's the kind of thing I'd like... something that holds the PDA in place, is semi-sturdy and is moderately stable, so that if I'm on a bus/train/plane and things get bumpy, the PDA isn't going to go flying. (I suppose a bit of velcro tape might fix that problem, as well, as long as there's a platform.

Also, ideally, I'd rather *not* have a radio transmitter (bluetooth or whatever) if it's a wireless keyboard. (IR is okay, but radio waves make me nervous about using it on a plane. I'm rarely on a plane, but when I am, I need something to keep me occupied,and writing often fits the bill.)

Thanks in advance, everyone; updates about John's life, or thoughts/opinions/commentary (or even something interesting :-) ) will follow in the near future.

[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-06-15 06:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I wish I lived in Seattle. I'd be happy to help you with your cats!


And I don't know anything about Palm Pilots.

I'm no help at all, but I do want to say hello and wish you well!


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From: tigermorph
2005-06-15 06:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I ca't help with any of the favors, but I can offer HUGS galore....
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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2005-06-15 07:26 pm (UTC)

*raises hand*

/me lives in downtown seattle. /me is a cat person (just ask my Twitch-Kitty!). /me just got back yesterday from house/cat-sitting for friends in Hansville. /me *loves* kitty-meeting and looking-out-after.

in other words, I'd be happy to do it, if it works out for you :)

--glinda, a.c. since '95, met Jez at the '98 Callahanicon, good friend of Beki, etc.

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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2005-06-15 07:29 pm (UTC)

Re: *raises hand*

ooops clarifying here (brain not yet caffeinated)

will visit, have things to do in town most days, but will check in every other day and spend a couple hours feline-spoiling, if that's enough?

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From: kightp
2005-06-15 08:12 pm (UTC)

Re: *raises hand*

I can vouch for Glinda as good people. (-:
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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2005-06-15 10:47 pm (UTC)

Re: *raises hand*


(and yes, car should be available in a day or two, see my LJ for details, this has NOT been a good day.)
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[User Picture]From: edschweppe
2005-06-15 11:23 pm (UTC)
You didn't mention which particular Palm model you have, but I was quite satisfied with the GoType! keyboard that I got many years ago for my old Palm V.
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[User Picture]From: beki
2005-06-16 01:53 am (UTC)
If for some reason Glinda cant, you could bring them here. Unless, you think they would be freaked out by my kids. Alex would pet them cautiously, and Jason cant run, so you wouldnt have to worry about anyone chasing them. I will leave that up to you tho.
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