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10 September 2010

Fried-day n-point update! I'll start:

1) yay, happy it's finally Friday! For a short week it feels like it lasted forever.
2) I need to find a yoga ball to sit on at work. My hip's bugging me again and I've got to do something.

3) Younger Boy has started Spanish immersion Kindergarten. So now we're speaking a mishmash of English, Spanish, and Russian at home.

n) I'm operating on not a lot of sleep because I had a ninja spider attack me at midnight last night.
1. Feeling good about everything today, mainly b/c I have started the process of decluttering. My comic books are being donated and I'm boxing up a bunch of books to take to a used bookstore. It's amazing how getting rid of excess stuff makes everything better.

2. Got pomegranates at the supermarket!!

3. My glasses broke last night as I was driving to a Rosh Hashanah dinner, so I'm having to wear an old pair, but that's mostly ok.

4. The only downside to the older glasses is that I have a date-like thing on Sunday and wanted to look extra-super-cute!

5. I have the rest of the afternoon off and probably will nap, read, play my ds, and watch tv. Not necessarily in that order.
posted by leesh 10 September | 12:46
1. I haven't eaten yet today. This is Not Smart.

2. Instead of heading out for something to eat, I'm sitting here typing. This is Not Smart.

3. Byyyyyyyye!
posted by Elsa 10 September | 12:50
1 - Came in contact with an old family friend who met me when I was three. She remembers at that time I had a near romantic fixation with Ed "Too Tall" Jones of the Dallas Cowboys.

2 - Made babaganoush last night and it was surprisingly easy! Go veggies.

3 - Really low today, due to two immediate family members in serious health crisis.

n - They put me on the Volleyball team for this corporate event thing and I'm stressed by this. Just because I have an ass like Misty May Treanor doesn't mean I can serve.
posted by rainbaby 10 September | 12:57
1. Really glad to be at work this week because being sick over the weekend was boring and tiresome.

2. I forgot Rosh Hashanah. I mean, I remembered to wish a dear friend a happy and sweet new year, but then I forgot all about it and didn't eat my apple and honey slice. I am really an incredibly bad Jew these days. I have no idea when Yom Kippur is this year and no real interest in finding out.

3. I realized I am glad I play Little Big Planet by myself. I am so terrible at video games, though I love them, that it is good there are no witnesses.
posted by bearwife 10 September | 13:20
Lysdexic, I have had back issues and this ergonomic cushion has helped a ton.
posted by bearwife 10 September | 13:22
S ituation
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posted by mygothlaundry 10 September | 13:24
1. feeling mostly A+ today due to great poetry reading last night.

2. looking forward to seeing friends this weekend.

3. just got back from a ride with my boss in his 1973 orange trans am a few minutes ago. FUN! (plus my boss is totally awesome and hot, so it was extra fun. but not in a naughty way, just a "i'm in a hot car with a hot guy" fun. tee hee)

n - not sure about this? is n for ninja? or just a variable? or my mood improved to the nth degree by having a joyride in a completely nontreehugging car that got up to 85 in like 3 seconds. i may love trees, but man, cars can be FUN.
posted by sio42 10 September | 13:29
1. Excellent day working from home today with maximum productivity achieved.

2. The cold I've had since the end of August is almost done, but I'm still feeling crappy from coughing. It's at that gunk-on-my-lungs stage, so nearly over.

3. Bailey is so miserable, she hates having to wear the head cone, but I can't have her chewing her stitches. They come out on Monday, when I'll find out the pathology results.
posted by Senyar 10 September | 13:41
1. Today is wet cat food day, so the cat has started her extended afternoon nap.
2. That's all I got.
posted by Ardiril 10 September | 13:48
1. This week HAS been wicked slow. I swear, yesterday was 2.3 days long.

2. Tonight is Fashion's Night Out! Huzzah! Excited to go out, see and be seen. Hope it doesn't rain- it's looking a little gray. Rain does not go with the fur stole I'm wearing for the occasion.

3. Looking at pictures of my cousin's new townhouse. Jeeeeeealous.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 10 September | 13:54
4. I have five mosquito bites, two on my left thigh/hip and two in the exact same spots on the right, and one on my left knee. They look horrible, but so far TCP dabbed on them is taking away the urge to scratch.
posted by Senyar 10 September | 14:03
4. Sausage calzone, all better now.
posted by Elsa 10 September | 14:12
3. Now I want a sausage calzone. A Mad Italian sausage calzone.
posted by Ardiril 10 September | 14:21
5. Oooh, I made the best Italian sausage the other day. It was fantastic, with just a tiny kick of chilli flakes. Mmmm ... sausage ...
posted by Senyar 10 September | 14:40
Speaking of sausage, I picked up an apple/chicken sausage the other day. I haven't tasted it yet, but it sounds intriguing.
posted by lysdexic 10 September | 15:12
Note to self: if you start the day by gently lecturing your partner on the importance of breakfast, don't undermine your point by skipping breakfast and lunch.

Even though the raging hunger does make the neighborhood shop's only-okay sausage calzone taste AMAZING. 20 hours without food + middling food = calzone of the gods.
posted by Elsa 10 September | 15:28
1. I had archival training at NARA today for the CWCC project. It's going to be so awesome and I was going to go to the gym afterwards but riding on Metro totes tweaked my back and OW MY BRAIN HURTS.

2. My father and brother are coming over here in about an hour and I have no pants on and I have no idea if my brother wants me to make him dinner or not. I must remedy these situations but I just want to lie down.

3. So much schoolwork to do but see #1.

n. I need some cheese fries in my life.
posted by sperose 10 September | 16:25
1.a. The cat just rolled over. Still sleeping though.
posted by Ardiril 10 September | 16:46
1. Baby is teething four teeth at once. Baby is sad and shrieky. Baby cannot be consoled. Baby already went to bed, which means baby will be up late tonight.

2. Feeling gray, emotionally.

3. Looking forward to getting more house stuff done this weekend.
posted by flex 10 September | 17:23
1) the mister just bought fifteen pounds of dry pinto beans.

2) I don't got no love for pinto beans, unless they're in some rockin beef chili or beef stew or something like that which completely disguises their beany nastyness.

3) wtf am I going to do with these fifteen pounds of dry pinto beans with a vegetarian partner?

hurr. this seems like a job for Ask MetaFilter.
posted by lonefrontranger 10 September | 17:31
1. I have a bunch of good beer in my fridge, which is always a mood-brightener.
2. My interview on Wednesday went well, and I think they'll call me back for a second.
3. My cat is sitting in the sunlight and cleaning his paws, and when he stops he leaves his tongue sticking out, which is adorable.
n. I have decided my newly-red hair looks vibrant instead of weird.

(((((((((((flex))))))))))) Hope baby feels better soon.
posted by jeoc 10 September | 17:32
lfr, you can use dried beans to blind bake pie crusts.
posted by jeoc 10 September | 17:36
1. I called in sick of work today and basically have spent the day doing nothing productive.

1a. I plan to take at least a day and a half off work next week too. Some of it for good reasons.

2. I need to come up with a project proposal for class by Tuesday, but the brain, she ain't operatin'.

3. I need to get some exercise but I'm lacking motivation.
posted by tortillathehun 10 September | 17:46
1. Ms Octo is back from the hospital after her Achilles tendon was re-attached. Still in pain but sleeping with percasets. (She has the word "WRONG" written in black magic marker on her other ankle)

2. Very tired from working full time and helping Ms Octo out. Not complaining, she'd do the same for me but still tired.

3. Got two six packs of six different types of beer from this month's Beer Club at work.
posted by octothorpe 10 September | 20:17
1. Wow inking is harder then I remember

2. Oh fuck 3 hours?

3. Thank god the deadline is a week away.
posted by The Whelk 10 September | 20:23
Thanks, bearwife, that site took me to a yoga ball chair that I think I want to talk my boss into.

Also, pinto bean bread
posted by lysdexic 10 September | 22:16
(Still Friday night, barely...)

1. I was wondering why all the newspapers and blogs were running seemingly random articles about September 11...oh, right.

2. Am proofreading some braille music, an elementary tuba textbook. The monotonous (literally) little melodies, especially at that range, are driving me batty.

3. My sister and her husband have separated. I'm not too surprised.
posted by Melismata 10 September | 22:19
This seems a little bit awkward next to Melismata's last point, but I'll say it anyways.

1. On Friday, WE GOT ENGAGED OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

Short version: on an architecture tour of Chicago by boat, we went down to the lower deck and he proposed using a Billy Bragg lyric we'd joked about.

2. Of course, just as I didn't know he was planning to propose, he didn't know that we actually had tickets for a Billy Bragg show later that night :) We got to meet Billy after the show and tell him the whole cheesy story.

3. We celebrated with a three-state tour of friends and family, and are now enjoying the comfort of our couch... with an Ironman announcer outside our window for another two hours.

Well, you can't have everything.
posted by Madamina 12 September | 22:11
OMG Congrats, Madamina!
posted by gaspode 12 September | 22:23
posted by occhiblu 13 September | 00:43
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