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24 October 2010

Sunday 3-point update [More:]
1. I bought a really great new coat this weekend, but this is also a bad thing, because my old winter coat was too snug.

2. So today I got my fat ass back to the gym, and am now feeling virtuous and healthy.

3. The cats are shredding the sisal off one of their scratching posts, which means that five minutes after I vacuumed the rug, it's covered in fibre again. Grrrr.
1. Yesterday I ripped out some old, decrepit-looking German irises that looked like fried shit on a shingle, and created/bricked in a new bed for the snazzy Siberian irises I planted.

2. Currently cleaning out the garden to harvest the oregano, basil, chives, hot peppers, the last of the green beans, and winter squash. Going to let the last tomato plant go for now, mulch the strawberries, and plant garlic.

3. Just got wind from a friend of some job openings with my employer overseas, so we'll see what comes of that.
posted by tortillathehun 24 October | 15:33
1. Quiet rainy Sunday here. Bombed on the Sunday puzzle, which is good for my humility, and am hanging with the hubby and pup, cleaning out the office in an effort to go totally paperless.

2. Doing well on the diet/exercise thing this week until evil brunch this AM. Will try to do some working out later today.

3. Hubby and I started watching Coraline last night. Enchanted.
posted by bearwife 24 October | 15:47
1. Oh hey rain

2. Oh hey delayed flight ...twice.

3. Hope this wifi holds....
posted by The Whelk 24 October | 16:02
1. If I could accomplish half the stuff in real life that I do in Minecraft, I would rule the world.

2. Think I'm getting a cold. Sore throat, stuffy nose, a little out of it, no desire to do anything at all today.

3. Need to get off the computer and make dinner and stuff. The house will not clean itself, more's the pity. Bah.
posted by mygothlaundry 24 October | 16:10
1. Laundry laundry laundry laundry. Laundry? LAUNDRY!

2. Cooking for a dinner with friends tomorrow! Today, I'm making butternut squash lasagna, French bread, pear-cider dressing (for spinach salad with apples and glazed pumpkin seeds), and garlicky breadcrumbs (to put over blanched broccoli).

3. I'm afraid I'll have to make a tiny bitty lasagna JUST FOR ME tonight to test the recipe and be sure it's suitably seasoned before I put together the big'uns. Also, I better open a bottle of wine. Just to be safe.
posted by Elsa 24 October | 16:13
1. Scored big at the consignment shop today - a great cable knit sweater, fabulous black and gold jacket, brown woolen skirt with light green dots woven in, and a black skirt with Mexican-style white embroidery all over it. I'm excited to wear these.

2. Had an interesting day at the community garden. THey've been building a cob oven all season, and LT and I got roped into applying the next-to-last layer of the material, a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. It was fun, very messy, and tiring. But our hands got a really good clay treatment.

3. Now home for a warm, quiet evening of light chores and catching-up. Was thinking I'd do something creative and crafty, but I might just be too tired for anything other than reading.
posted by Miko 24 October | 16:20
1. I think I've finally found a dance name which makes me happy, even if I totally suck at dancing as was evidenced by today's practice. :-/

2. I've been working at the main library down in the 'cage' to get boxes ready to move and in one week we are 52% completed. I hope to finish up the rest of it this week because the drive back and forth to Baltimore is killing me.

3. My mood and everything has really backslid this past week. The weekend has helped a tiny bit but I'm afraid of what this week will bring.
posted by sperose 24 October | 16:25
1. Stew and I went to Costco today! I scored lots of yummies and a hello kitty alarm clock.

2. My students (and I) painted tallitot today, which was messy, chaotic, and a lot of fun. I was really proud of their creativity.

3. Gonna start knitting a blueberry hat for my future nephew tonight! I'm taking the night off from going to shows for a change. :)
posted by leesh 24 October | 16:33
1. Kitten came back!

2. Hub's lost job means streeeeeetching pennies over the month

3. Spending as much time in the sunshine as I can

3a. Older Boy earned his Yellow Belt!
posted by lysdexic 24 October | 16:49
1. I went with leesh to Costco today! Oh, wait. Anyway, I got reading glasses, greek yogurt, and two fire extinguishers.
2. Did a nifty three-part workshop about advocacy and reproductive rights for latino youth yesterday, so I'm taking tomorrow off.
3. Stacked firewood and mowed back yard today.
4. Whenever I'm not totally engaged in a task I'm super anxious. Do Not Like. Switching up some meds, so cross your fingers for my mental health to go back to the well side of the balance. We'll know in a few weeks. Until then, UGH.
posted by Stewriffic 24 October | 16:52
1. I am so glad the lysdexic's kitten came back. "lost kitten" is the kind of simple phrase that completely makes me break down.

2. I have wasted the weekend doing very little. But I did make some delicious baked beans in the crockpot.

3. I am losing the only local close friend I have because he is in the clutches of a horrible relationship. This is upsetting me greatly.
posted by JanetLand 24 October | 17:21
1. I have been getting take-out and buying lunches far too much lately, I haven't tallied but I think I am spending a ton of money on that and it may be why I feel like my money is always disappearing. I am going to buy groceries for once this week and make food.

2. For the first weekend in a very long time, I did not do a lick of work. That is stressing me out.

3. The reason I didn't do any work this weekend is that I have felt like crap, mainly from ongoing hot flashes caused by the progesterone supplements I have to take in connection with the whole trying to get pregnant thing. OMG. Hot flashes. I am feeling sympathetic to menopausal women everywhere. Haven't gotten a good night's sleep in days -- just a back and forth of burning hot then freezing every night. And headaches and nausea. Fun stuff.

3a. Another reason I didn't get work done this weekend is that I ended up spending longer then expected visiting a friend. She confided in me that when she was 18, she gave up a baby for adoption, and yesterday was his 18th birthday. I think what she did was heroic, and she's STILL dealing with ridiculous crap from her parents about it and it's so unfair.
posted by amro 24 October | 18:12
1. Sat in the dark on a bench in Union Square.

2. Pretended I was still young.

3. Listened to a police helicopter roaring overhead.

4. Went home.
posted by jason's_planet 24 October | 18:37
1. Cleaned ALL the things today! This makes a solid month of cleaning the entire house every weekend, which makes me very happy. (It's only a studio apartment, so don't start thinking I'm that amazing.)

2. Didn't do a lick of work yesterday, had work-stress-related nightmares all last night, so got up early-for-me and worked all day today.

3. Regular Sunday evening happy hour tonight, and it's only raining a little right now, so we won't get totally soaked on the walk over.

posted by Twiggy 24 October | 18:39
1. Had a woman inquire about my relationship with Jebus as I was loading a 100-lb frozen dog corpse into her truck.

2. Seriously ready for this stupid semester to end. I hates it.

3. Sister and her fella are coming to town for a week-long visit on Wednesday. I probably won't get to spend much time with them, but I'll enjoy what I get.
posted by ufez 24 October | 18:50
1. We seem to have picked a wedding date, mainly because the venue we want had only four dates available for this coming summer. But, we have a definite venue! And a definite date! Wedding planning has officially begun!

2. I carved two jack-o-lanterns today, and they look properly goblin-ish. I bought LED lights for them, and I'm not sure they're going to be bright enough, but I'll have to wait until it gets dark to check that out. Halloween has officially begun!

3. I was wandering around on Thursday evening and saw that Banana Republic was having a big sale, so I bought something for my brother for Christmas, which was my first Christmas gift purchase of the year. Christmas shopping has officially begun!

I guess I'm in a festive mood, is what I'm saying.
posted by occhiblu 24 October | 19:33
4. Yeah, am definitely getting a cold and it's coming on fast. What the hell, body? I'm not even hardly around other humans much, how did this happen? Boo. Where's the Nyquil?
posted by mygothlaundry 24 October | 19:35
1. My wifi keeps dropping so my first draft of this has been eaten. This pushes my wifi dropping to the top, as it's been going on for over a week and I have no idea how to fix it. The router is fine, it's just probably my old Macbook's problem. If it's itching for upgrades or whatnot, I do not know what I will do. I've been holding out with it for ages.

2. Have gotten fuck all done because I was too busy being drunk and eating and watching movies (saw RED, it was fun) on account of my birthday. The tone of this comment is much more dire than the original, because in the writing of it I realized how much work I have to do that did not get done. I have several chapters to read and a cv and a paper to do, and I have a seminar tomorrow so my usual busy Monday is kinda ruined. Plus I think I have a test coming up. Even as I write this, though, I'm not overly worried. Huh.

3. Despite the wifi trouble, I've been pretty busy online with the new mefi reading and all the email. There are the old friendships that are picking up where they left off, and that is wonderful, and then there's all the dating stuff which is getting to the point where people want to start getting together. I'm starting to wonder if I should be more picky and be making better decisions, but I'm starting to wonder about a few people and whether or not I really want to meet them and why they seem to want to meet me so badly. I'm pretty sure I'll be meeting the Star Wars guy but this other guy lives all the way across Ohio and I feel kind of weird if he made that much effort to see me. Whatever, it will shake out, I suppose.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 20:50
1) Pain. Grumble. Looks like I'm in a downswing.

2) Thanks to (1), I didn't get the dogs' teeth brushed today. Ooops. I noticed this as the cocker was licking my face. While we watched "King Ralph," which I've graciously forgiven my husband for picking.

3) Damn, it's getting hot again. Had to turn the AC back on.
posted by galadriel 24 October | 20:57
1. Back from a conference that was pretty inspiring.

2. Back to my life, ho-hum.

3. Aw, crap, my house is still a disaster.

3a. Mayoral election tomorrow. Still undecided.
posted by typewriter 24 October | 21:02
Damn, double post. I'm surprised it posted at all.
Also, I'm very glad the kitten came back.
posted by ethylene 24 October | 21:04
1. Somebody (probably a homeless guy) broke into pips' car. The only damage was to the dome light, thankfully.

2. My mom called and told me that a guy who grew up up the street from me, who I played with as a kid, barricaded himself inside his mother's house and, while the SWAT team tried to talk him out, shot himself in the head.

3. We went grocery shopping at a new store. We got lobster rangoons.
posted by jonmc 24 October | 21:42
1. Angels in America today! 7 hours of theater! And I didn't fall asleep once. I can hardly believe it.

2. Midterm tomorrow. I suppose I could have studied today. Eh, I think I made the right choice.

3. Wish I was one of those people who could come home late and just fall into bed. I always need a good deal of winding down time.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 24 October | 23:32
1. Lousy weekend. I should get a weekend job to distract me from the stupid things I do when I have nothing to do.

2. Trying to figure out how to go through next weekend without disappointing either my little brother or my best friend.

posted by punchtothehead 25 October | 07:00
1. Mike Birbiglia's book tour came through town, at our public library. He spent a lot of his time on stage bewailing being booked into a library. . .the rest of it in snappy banter and reparte with the (overflow) audience. Then he did his sleepwalking story. Never read from his book. A fun event, though.

2. Dog's second thyroid test came back to within normal levels, so no thyroid supplementation. I am partially disappointed in that I expected the level to be low and that the cheap thyroid supplements would help her be less crotchety. But now I have a 13 yo, crotchety, but otherwise healthy dog.

3. Wife got an essay published in the daily paper here. We were doing our usual reading of the Sunday paper over breakfast, and she read the section it was in, but missed her essay. I noticed it and had her guess what I found. .she still could not guess, but was pretty delighted to see it in there.
posted by danf 25 October | 10:23
Late as usual.

posted by Eideteker 25 October | 12:31
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