November 24, 2007

I ROCK!!!1!

I never shop on Black Friday. Never.

But this year, I found myself suddenly facing a four day weekend without a power adapter for my computer (BAD DOG!) and so I had to drive up to El Dorado Hills and bring home the one I use at work.

Since I was near Folsom, I decided to just pop in quickly to Sports Authority and see if they had any hiking shoes for me. I need a new pair, since mine have holes in them and I've been walking in them everyday for two years.

They didn't, but I decided just to browse the other stores in the center. It wasn't bad, or overly crowded or anything. I bought some necessities, and one I-just-want-it item from Linens 'n Things. Useful things, like a rolling pin, a new cutting board, a pie server. I also bought this wierd thing that holds your knives, but doesn't have slots. It's called Kapoosh. It's pretty cool.

Anyway, that's not why I ROCK!!!1! I also stopped by Best Buy on my way home and picked up a little something called an XBox 360 for Sean. And THAT's not even why I ROCK!!!1!

The game came with Guitar Hero II, which I totally ROCK!!!1! I currently have the high score for Surrender as made famous by Cheap Trick.. On medium level no less. (I'm sure it won't last long). The thing really hurts my wrist, and it totally bugs out my vision. But it's TOTALLY fun.

We're going to go get another controller so we can play duets.

Here's a picture I stole from my friends Kris and Rich. They had invited us over for beer and laughter and we insisted on bringing the new game and forcing them to play. I am really concentrating hard in this picture and rocking hard with my six-fingered hand.


I ROCK!!!1!

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November 6, 2007


Yesterday we tried a new thing with Rena. Instead of locking her in the crate for the day, we put up a baby gate and locked both dogs in the kitchen. That way, they had soft beds, and access to the outside through the pet door.

The last time we tried this, Rena knocked down the gate and, it seemed, tore around the house moving shoes and couch cushions and jumping on the bed.

Being optimists, we tried again, but just to be safe, before I left I stashed the computer, the remotes, library books, and other important stuff in the bathroom where it would be safe if she did break through the gate again.

Then as I was driving to work, I got about 2 miles away and realized I hadn't closed the bathroom door! Doh!

So I drove back, and closed it, calmed the dogs down (they were So! Happy! to See! Me!) and went to work.

When Sean came home, everything was good. The gate was still in place, and Rena hadn't destroyed anything. Yay!

But, when he opened the bathroom door, he found a very annoyed Moon Pie. I had accidentally locked her in. Sean said she followed him around the house for about an hour, constantly meowing at him. How could he have done that to her! hahahhahh.

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November 4, 2007

The Change

I hate the Change. The change from DST back to PST. I don't like it at all.

Most people love getting that hour back, but I think we should just stay on DST year round. I'd rather have my evening sun.

Thinking of trying to walk Rena in the dark makes me anxious. Last winter was no problem, I was unemployed. This year I'm super busy, and so is Sean. Oh well, usually I worry about stuff like this too much and it ends up not being the problem I think it will be.

Had an uneventful weekend. Sean cleaned the garage, and I cleaned the house, with the extra bonus of clearing out one closet, tidying up my craft room, and winding up a few hanks of yarn.

Have you seen these new Harmony Wood tips Knitpicks needles? It's not often I see something I really want but do not need in the least. But still ... WANT!

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November 2, 2007

Not so much news...

One post a month and it's not even anything interesting. That's my life!

Knitting on Ariann has slowed to nothing, due to the fact that I am now ready to knit the sleeves. I started one, but when I realized I should probably knit them both at the same time, and that lead to the realization that I would have to wind up another skein of yarn, and that would require, getting off the couch, and going into my incredibly messy craft room…well, it was all too much. I get to that point and all I want to do is lie down under the binkie and nod off in front of the tv.

I swear, I think I have a lot to talk about, then I start typing and nothing. I have nothing to say.

This is my most major news: I finally found some jeans that fit. Dang, I’d been searching and searching, and wearing my stupid too tight highwater jeans and hating them every minute. I wanted jeans made of a little bit heavier denim, with not a lot of Lycra (I’m sick of tight jeans), not too low-waisted and not high waters. I finally found them at Target, and they were on sale for the bargain price of $16.99. I bought four pairs. Well, actually, I bought six pairs, but that’s only because I tried on my regular size, thought they fit ok, and bought two pairs. I took them home and washed them in hot water and dried them on hot, hoping they would shrink up just right. They didn’t.

Then as I was wearing them for the first time and thinking “these would be perfect if they were just a little smaller” it came to me: I could try on the next size down! What an idea! The size I haven’t been since 1998.

Due to woman’s clothes sizing being ridiculous, I tried on the next size down and they fit perfectly. So I bought four more pairs. Now I have enough jeans to lastl at least until I gain weight and can go down another size. Har har.

I have also bought just a whole bunch of new things. Upgrades, if you will. In addition to the jeans, I bought a new showerhead, new frying pans, and new kitchen egg poacher. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me it is. I’ve been holding out forever on those upgrades. Now I just want new towels, new flannel sheets, a new pillow, and a new pair of hiking shoes and I’ll be done.

…“And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.”

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