vanillafluffy: (Success failure)
The check finally arrived late Friday afternoon. Mb ran me to the bank, then kidnapped me for the weekend. Having spent the last couple weeks "married to my mailbox", as she ascerbically put it, it was wonderful not to have that weighing on my mind.

The combination of a cushy bed and a quiet neighborhood, to say nothing of not being completely stressed out of my mind knocked me out; I slept for ten solid hours Friday night.

Did a fair amount of running around Friday evening and Saturday. Stayed in Sunday morning---all day, actually---while Mb went out to see a friend's baby, leaving me to finish season 4 of Justified.

It was raining fish at oh-dark-thirty, so we skipped the food bank this morning---NOT as much of an issue as when I have no money at all---but we got out of her house and down to mine mid-morning so we could get my car hauled to her machanic.

I should've known better. Mb has crap luck with mechanics. But we got it hauled over there, then went to the bank so I could get money to pay J ahead for the phone (took care of May and June) and the three of us lunched at the Chinese buffet on the Island.

Was dropped off at my place around two, and despite having slept for ten hours the night before, I crashed for a two-hour nap. I know I've been stressed out and tired, but damn---!

Shortly after waking, I heard back from Mb's mechanic, who told me I need a new engine, supposedly because I'd spun the timing. That'll be $750, including labor, please....

I was born at night, but it wasn't last night. My daddy was a mechanic, and HE could change a timing belt. Replacing the whole freaking engine sounds like overkill to me. Perhaps coincidentally, he replaced the engine in Mb's car, too. Hers was still drivable, so I wonder what was really wrong---blown head gasket, maybe?

At any rate, I got ahold of the mechanic the C's use, who seems reliable. He's going to tow my car over to his shop in the morning and take a look. It may be that the darn car can't be saved for what I can afford, but I'm going to make sure and ask someone *I* trust.

That's where things stand now. More as it happens....

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vanillafluffy: (Playing cards)
Had a great time playing cards at Mb's. J didn't have much trouble getting up the steps, which was a relief. (Getting back down was a wee bit trickier--especially considering it was 3AM!) Since it's happened once, I'm hoping that means it'll happen again.

anyway, she and I got there and we all had a nosh and schmoozed. Started playing canasta eightish and schmoozed some more...only played one round because we kept having conversational diversions. It's been many months since we last got together at length and without interruptions, so there was quite a bit of catching up to do.

I ended up staying the weekend. Saturday was spent keeping an eye on Jazz the Wonder Akita, as Mb had been kidnapped for a post-birthday adventure. I got to commandeer the remot6e and get caught up on things. OMG, Justified!

I stayed Saturday as well and skipped church Sunday. Quiet day spent lounging around Maison Mb, home this morning. Still yawning from the time change....

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vanillafluffy: (Wee giftie)
Getting up so early Monday totally buggered my sleep schedule...I'm at the point where I'm so tired I feel like my IQ has dropped 20 points. gah.

On the other hand, work is going swimmingly. Doing something different this week, namely sending emails to people who are already signed with us, asking them to refer their friends and offering free time if their friends sign up. Nice change from browsing websites.

This afternoon, I got a text from J, asking if I'd like to be kidnapped for a quick drink. Since the walls have been closing in, I agreed with alacrity. While I was changing into something less disreputable, Mb called and proposed kidnapping me over the weekend. I agreed to that just as fast---now that Bozo is gone (long damn story that I haven't gone into, but the fool needs killing), Casa Mb is a happy place to be again.

The walls are closing in here; I am not good with trusting the Universe; this may be what I'm supposed to be learning here, but I'm struggling with NEED/WANT/MUST GET. I'm not going to starve, FFS---I just really crave things I don't have on hand, woe is me.

Mb *did* suggest that I might like to do some baking up at her place while I'm there, which is actually quite a good idea; I have some chicken in the freezer that I'd love to get baked---I don't mind if that means I'm finding creative uses for pre-cooked chicken all next week. It beats living on eggs, tinned beans, soup and ramen, which is largely the alternative.

Yesterday's mail brought a lovely card from [livejournal.com profile] pwcorgigirl as well as a belated Valentine parcel from [livejournal.com profile] kukkurkurat. (It's hard to time these things intercontinentally.) Three very inspirational jewelry crafting 'zines---I haven't had any new 'zines in months (aside from my BHG supscription)---and a terrific leopard print wristlet. The wristlet I've been using has prongs that snag on everything and the zipper splits if you're not careful with it, so this is really freakin' timely! (Also a coin for luck and a sweet little dragonfly ring!) So I make be isolated by circumstances, but I still feel the love---thanks, gals!

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vanillafluffy: (Caffeine supply)
In about 12 hours, I'm going to be on the phone, training. Not on MY phone, mind you, because of AT&T, fucknuggets that they are, but up at Mb's. She's going to be out and about, so it'll be just me, the cats and Jazz the Wonder Akita.

I was freaking out about it to her Friday evening, and we hatched a plot where in she's going to pick me up at OMG-a.m., we'll go to the food bank, and back to her place. Then she'll drop Bozo and Baby Bozo off at job and school respectively, and go do her thing.

I have a massive headache, my neck is in a knot, I'm afraid I won't sleep at all, I'm worried about how to explain any of this situation to my colleague---because not having the basic infrastructure in place, even though it isn't my fault, still makes me look unreliable. *whimper*

On the other hand, if Mb's cable-on-demand works, I can catch up on this season of Justified. A little reward for a day's work and coping with all the agita....

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* Bonus points if you've seen "My Favorite Year" and can translate "the jitters" into suitable hysteria.

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vanillafluffy: (Scenic)
Just got back from a successful foray to the food bank. Mb picked me up around 5:30, we got over there and got numbers 107 and 108. This gave us a nice little chunk of time to talk, since thay hadn't even started calling numbers yet.

I caught her up on the job sitch---she asked if I wanted to run down to Melbourne with her this morning to get some blookwork done, and I told her I *must* be back by noon (although I'll have my phone with me, just in case)---she hadn't heard any of it, because it's too complicated to go into over the phone, especially since she's had a habit recently of cutting me short because her call waiting has kicked in.

I really hope I hear something definitive in today's call (12:30, let's all take a deep breath and PRAY). This will be my fourth phone interview (plus a plethora of e-mails), and the suspense is killing me. They haven't been horrible, on-the-spot interviews, everyone has been pretty cool, but okay, hire me already!!!

Meanwhile, I got some chicken strips, a bag of collards, the usual assortment of canned and baked goods, but the real triumph is a bag of salmon. And I'm not talking about nasty little fish cakes, either---I have actual fillets! Mmm! I'm going to have fun with those---cooking AND consuming.

My legs still hurt...I can't believe that a few hours of work has knocked me out so much. I didn't really get anything accomplished over the weekend, and the transition from sitting to standing is harder than usual. I know I'm out of shape, but damn!

I wore my found!brown skirt to church yesterday, and will have to see if I can upload a picture of the ensemble. Brown is my favorite neutral; it works well with my coloring, and this particular skirt fits nicely and is an ideal length. I wore it with a pink tank top, overlaid with an orange sheer tunic that has vertical gold stripes. (The overlay is essential, since the tank has glue stains on it and can't be worn alone.) I belted it in with an olive green belt that has a pretty design of studded circles.

One of the things I ran across while I was cleaning was a pic of me and GK, dated '04. I look huge, and I don't think it's ALL the camera angle! IIRC, at that point I was on my way down from my all-time high, but was still 350+. I remember seeing that top recently, though I couldn't tell you when I last wore it---but thankfully, I've ditched those purple pants! On the other hand, I had all my teeth in those days....

My style continues to evolve; I could thin out my scarf collection substantially---I have a few I embellish purse straps with, but don't often wear then anymore. Likewise, as the '04 pic illustrates, I don't do the "shirt-worn-open-as-jacket" look much, either. I think the zebra suit is the sole survivor of that trend...and may be what sparked BigRed's comment the other day---of course, what I wear to lunch with the girls isn't necessarily what I'd wear to an interview! For a while, AI's influence showed with big, flowing OS jackets, but I've come to the conclusion that on the whole, I prefer a more tailored cut.

Mb will be here to pick me up soon---she had to run home to get Bozo and drive him to work---so I'll talk atcha later and let you know how interview #4 goes!

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vanillafluffy: (Bozo)
Got back a little while ago from having "a cup of coffee" with Mb. "A cup of coffee" in our lexicon invariably means "Steak 'n' Shake"...fine by me, as that's the first meal "out" I've had since September. She needed to unwind---mostly Bozo related---so I shelved plans to watch Robert Wagner on NCIS in lieu of stepping up for my BFF.

Fortunately, I find it easy to make her laugh, so she was in better spirits by the time she dropped me off. After "coffee", she swung by Publix, because I needed to pick up a couple sale items while they're still on sale (and then I nearly left them in the car---go, blonde!) and one non-food purchase---something I very seldom do, due to the paucity of available cash---a piping bag, so I can do something festive with frosting on the brownies.

I've been planning the week ahead; I'd like to stay off the road as much as possible over the weekend, meaning on Thursday (when the new sales start), I'll go and a) turn in my hoard of cans for cash and b) hit Publix for sale items. I'll spend most of Saturday baking and decorating brownies. Sunday is church. On Monday, Christmas Eve, Mb and I are going to the food bank at OMG AM, then in the afternoon, I'll drop by J's with her gifts on my way to the C's party at 4.

The cash I'm getting from the cans is going to take me to see Django Unchained on Christmas Day. Period. I started squeeing about it when I first got a look at the cast list back in April, or thereabouts. There have been a lot of movies that I wanted to see this year that I missed out on, but not this one, damn it.

Mb and I will get together on the 26th or later to exchange gifts, and catching up with BigRed is going to depend on her visiting relatives. (I'll hold off on baking for her until I know when, exactly.) That's it as far as my plans go, well, that and posting a little something for Yuletide.

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vanillafluffy: (Default)
Argh, drama. Way too much drama, and no internet to dump it on*. It's been hell. but My god, I've missed youse guys. I'm back, and that's a funny story in itself. Let me see if I can catch you all up with everything.

Spent time at Mb's the week before last, got home and cable/net was disconected. I, being obsessive and resourceful, managed to get my converter box hooked up to my portable TV in time for Person of Interest. I get two channels: CBS and Retro. Route 66 reruns, anyone?

BrightHouse was even nice enough to send someone out to pick up the box, remote and modem...I know it'll be a long time til I can afford it again, but it saves me a drive out to the nearest cable office---which, with the cost of gas, is a Good Thing.

Right now, what gas I *do* have is being hoarded for jury duty, a week from Monday. I'm looking forward to it, and hoping that I'm needed for multiple days, just for the stipend. I haven't had a full tank of gas in months; at the moment, I have a couple gallons, and I'm wondering nervously if I have enough cans to make a recycling run worthwhile.

In the midst of my turmoil and strife, I got a belated birthday gift from Estonia: [livejournal.com profile] kukkurkurat sent me a fabulous handbag. It's a soft blue-grey silk brocade, woven with shimmery pastel dragonflies. Definitely not an everyday bag! Am trying to decide what to wear with it to church...possibly the dark grey silk top GK sent me, although it's probably still to warm for that.

Speaking of GK, she's been a busy bee: she's moved across town from where they were, gotten a new part-time job, *and* she's putting together another CARE package; she found a couple tops while she was out and about. (I'd told her that I've discovered that a lot of mine are too big, so I need replacements. She's sending two.)

God bless Mb for helping me stay caffeinated; I know, I've tried to decaffeinate, but after a couple days, I'm so wretched I want to die. No joke, I spent the first half of the week with a thundering headache, moving in slow-mo, wondering how long it would take for my body to be found if I took a Cutco steak knife to my wrists.

Mb rescued me Tuesday evening and took me up to her place. Gave me two 2-liters of diet Coke and the remote so I could watch Sons of Anarchy. What an amazing episode. Holy shit! )

I actually did some serious cooking last week, because that was what circumstances called for. Last Sunday, I did a turkey sausage and rice mingle that fed me for three days; the third day I raided my pantry for a can of chili beans and called it red beans and rice. For Wednesday and Thursday, I took the ground beef I got from the food bank and made stroganoff. Nothing fancy, but filling.

Yesterday, my food stamp benefits were loaded for the month. I was out the door bright and early, because I was out of bread and some vital condiments. Came home, and as I was getting out of my car, was approached by the gal from next door asking when I was going to cut my yard. (Last done 4/25. The back yard is literally up to the window sills.) Told her it's not that I like it like that; I just flat-out don't have money to hire anyone. Was open about how incredibly tight things are, basically I'm hocking heirlooms to keep the lights on...a little while later, her friend came over and whacked my front yard down to size. Huge difference! The back would still feed a brontosaurus for a week, but at least now it doesn't look like the abandoned houses on the block.

I went over to thank them profusely, and mentioned that BrightHouse has cut off everything, and she then proceded to give me the passwoord to her wireless. So I'm online, in my office, and after everything I've said and thought about the neighbors from Hell, I'm willing to admit I might be wrong. Yes, their six kids and IDEK how many dogs are freakin' loud, but she's a nice, helpful person. If there *is* anything hinky going on, I don't care (as long as it stays over there!).

I've got laundry going---I'm going to put it in the dryer when I'm finished with this---and I'm contemplating a lebanon bologna sandwich when I've done that.

Tomorrow after church, I plan to shop at Save-a-Lot, where I don't usually go. But I got a flyer advertizing some great 10 for $10 deals, and who knows, maybe they've overhauled the place and it's less squicky. (It's in the oldest shopping center around here, and last few times I was in there, it smelled...off.)

J is away on vacation for a couple weeks...I just hope everything goes okay. Her car is a little younger than mine, but not by much.


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* Actually, it's only my drama secondhand, so I'm not at liberty to dump it, but geez. I've never before been in the position of loathing the person one of my friends was seeing---in the case of GK's other half, it took exposure to him as a husband---but I really want to punch this individual in the face. Repeatedly.

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vanillafluffy: (Default)
Argh, drama. Way too much drama, and no internet to dump it on*. It's been hell. but My god, I've missed youse guys. I'm back, and that's a funny story in itself. Let me see if I can catch you all up with everything.

Spent time at Mb's the week before last, got home and cable/net was disconected. I, being obsessive and resourceful, managed to get my converter box hooked up to my portable TV in time for Person of Interest. I get two channels: CBS and Retro. Route 66 reruns, anyone?

BrightHouse was even nice enough to send someone out to pick up the box, remote and modem...I know it'll be a long time til I can afford it again, but it saves me a drive out to the nearest cable office---which, with the cost of gas, is a Good Thing.

Right now, what gas I *do* have is being hoarded for jury duty, a week from Monday. I'm looking forward to it, and hoping that I'm needed for multiple days, just for the stipend. I haven't had a full tank of gas in months; at the moment, I have a couple gallons, and I'm wondering nervously if I have enough cans to make a recycling run worthwhile.

In the midst of my turmoil and strife, I got a belated birthday gift from Estonia: [livejournal.com profile] kukkurkurat sent me a fabulous handbag. It's a soft blue-grey silk brocade, woven with shimmery pastel dragonflies. Definitely not an everyday bag! Am trying to decide what to wear with it to church...possibly the dark grey silk top GK sent me, although it's probably still to warm for that.

Speaking of GK, she's been a busy bee: she's moved across town from where they were, gotten a new part-time job, *and* she's putting together another CARE package; she found a couple tops while she was out and about. (I'd told her that I've discovered that a lot of mine are too big, so I need replacements. She's sending two.)

God bless Mb for helping me stay caffeinated; I know, I've tried to decaffeinate, but after a couple days, I'm so wretched I want to die. No joke, I spent the first half of the week with a thundering headache, moving in slow-mo, wondering how long it would take for my body to be found if I took a Cutco steak knife to my wrists.

Mb rescued me Tuesday evening and took me up to her place. Gave me two 2-liters of diet Coke and the remote so I could watch Sons of Anarchy. What an amazing episode. Holy shit! )

I actually did some serious cooking last week, because that was what circumstances called for. Last Sunday, I did a turkey sausage and rice mingle that fed me for three days; the third day I raided my pantry for a can of chili beans and called it red beans and rice. For Wednesday and Thursday, I took the ground beef I got from the food bank and made stroganoff. Nothing fancy, but filling.

Yesterday, my food stamp benefits were loaded for the month. I was out the door bright and early, because I was out of bread and some vital condiments. Came home, and as I was getting out of my car, was approached by the gal from next door asking when I was going to cut my yard. (Last done 4/25. The back yard is literally up to the window sills.) Told her it's not that I like it like that; I just flat-out don't have money to hire anyone. Was open about how incredibly tight things are, basically I'm hocking heirlooms to keep the lights on...a little while later, her friend came over and whacked my front yard down to size. Huge difference! The back would still feed a brontosaurus for a week, but at least now it doesn't look like the abandoned houses on the block.

I went over to thank them profusely, and mentioned that BrightHouse has cut off everything, and she then proceded to give me the passwoord to her wireless. So I'm online, in my office, and after everything I've said and thought about the neighbors from Hell, I'm willing to admit I might be wrong. Yes, their six kids and IDEK how many dogs are freakin' loud, but she's a nice, helpful person. If there *is* anything hinky going on, I don't care (as long as it stays over there!).

I've got laundry going---I'm going to put it in the dryer when I'm finished with this---and I'm contemplating a lebanon bologna sandwich when I've done that.

Tomorrow after church, I plan to shop at Save-a-Lot, where I don't usually go. But I got a flyer advertizing some great 10 for $10 deals, and who knows, maybe they've overhauled the place and it's less squicky. (It's in the oldest shopping center around here, and last few times I was in there, it smelled...off.)

J is away on vacation for a couple weeks...I just hope everything goes okay. Her car is a little younger than mine, but not by much.


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* Actually, it's only my drama secondhand, so I'm not at liberty to dump it, but geez. I've never before been in the position of loathing the person one of my friends was seeing---in the case of GK's other half, it took exposure to him as a husband---but I really want to punch this individual in the face. Repeatedly.

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vanillafluffy: (Tailfin stamp)
Had a very blonde incident today...Mb invited me to a car show in Kissimmee this evening, and I texted J to let her know that I wouldn't be over for cards...at least, I intended to. Somehow, I sent it to GK (They're the only people I text regularly), which I didn't realize until much later. Ooops. I let J know what happened, and she forgave me. No word back from GK, who's probably still wondering what I was babbling about.

The leg itch is still itching, despite me dosing it with the anti-itch cream which I *did* find. And I'm loath to apply Nair, although my shanks are getting shaggy. Which is a shame; while I was wandering around trying to decide what to wear to Old Town, I found a dress I misplaced a while ago...and it's finally cooled down enough that I can wear it. We'll see....

On the way out, I grabbed my mail. Electric bill: ARRGH! DO. NOT. WANT. Due 10/3, so at least I have time to figure something out. (Anybody need a kidney?) In much happier news, my renewed driver's license arrived, complete with the horrible pic they have from 75 pounds ago that makes me look like I should be slaughtering hogs in Iowa. I'm willing to forgive that, though, because the sucker doesn't expire until 2020---woohoo!!!

The next time Mb and I do the car show thing---and we will, because it's a weekly event at a smallish theme park called "Old Town"---we'll find a sitter for Jazz the Wonder Akita, who had trouble with all the noise, and we'll get there earlier. It was fun, though! I fell in love with quite a few vehicles, sigh!

And now off to bed; church tomorrow, and I don't want to miss the speaker.

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vanillafluffy: (Tailfin stamp)
Had a very blonde incident today...Mb invited me to a car show in Kissimmee this evening, and I texted J to let her know that I wouldn't be over for cards...at least, I intended to. Somehow, I sent it to GK (They're the only people I text regularly), which I didn't realize until much later. Ooops. I let J know what happened, and she forgave me. No word back from GK, who's probably still wondering what I was babbling about.

The leg itch is still itching, despite me dosing it with the anti-itch cream which I *did* find. And I'm loath to apply Nair, although my shanks are getting shaggy. Which is a shame; while I was wandering around trying to decide what to wear to Old Town, I found a dress I misplaced a while ago...and it's finally cooled down enough that I can wear it. We'll see....

On the way out, I grabbed my mail. Electric bill: ARRGH! DO. NOT. WANT. Due 10/3, so at least I have time to figure something out. (Anybody need a kidney?) In much happier news, my renewed driver's license arrived, complete with the horrible pic they have from 75 pounds ago that makes me look like I should be slaughtering hogs in Iowa. I'm willing to forgive that, though, because the sucker doesn't expire until 2020---woohoo!!!

The next time Mb and I do the car show thing---and we will, because it's a weekly event at a smallish theme park called "Old Town"---we'll find a sitter for Jazz the Wonder Akita, who had trouble with all the noise, and we'll get there earlier. It was fun, though! I fell in love with quite a few vehicles, sigh!

And now off to bed; church tomorrow, and I don't want to miss the speaker.

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vanillafluffy: (Details)
I went over to Mb's Wednesday afternoon and just got back. Am amazed I still have 'net, all the most so because BrightHouse left a pay-or-die tag on my door while I was gone, so I'm taking the opportunity to post while I can.

Sold some jewelery for enough to cover the car tag, although I am somewhat miffed. A charm bracelet I had high hopes for---confirmation present from my rich Aunt Ruth*---turned out to be silver-plated. Frackin worthless!

Had a good time with Mb, although I killed my left little toe on the side of a door frame, and am a mass of mosquito bites from the knees down on both legs. I hope I can find that Benedryl lotion!

We watched the Sons of Anarchyseason premiere together, and are in agreement that it's going to be a helluva ride!

J called me needing something printed. Told her where I was, and Mb oblieged her, although she says it'll cost J---she wants a landslide victory at canasta. (Yeah, good luck with that, I couldn't even win for my birthday!)

Thankfully, I made sure to wash all the dishes in the sink before I left, so fixing dinner won't be a chore. Talk atcha later, I hope....

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* No, really: Rich. She was the only one in the family who was well-heeled: House near a golf course, Franciscanware Dessert Rose china with completer pieces, tons of Hummels, and layers of hand-knotted rugs everywhere in the house. A few European vacations that I know of, and probably other stuff that didn't register on me as a child. Silver-plate? How tacky!

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vanillafluffy: (Details)
I went over to Mb's Wednesday afternoon and just got back. Am amazed I still have 'net, all the most so because BrightHouse left a pay-or-die tag on my door while I was gone, so I'm taking the opportunity to post while I can.

Sold some jewelery for enough to cover the car tag, although I am somewhat miffed. A charm bracelet I had high hopes for---confirmation present from my rich Aunt Ruth*---turned out to be silver-plated. Frackin worthless!

Had a good time with Mb, although I killed my left little toe on the side of a door frame, and am a mass of mosquito bites from the knees down on both legs. I hope I can find that Benedryl lotion!

We watched the Sons of Anarchyseason premiere together, and are in agreement that it's going to be a helluva ride!

J called me needing something printed. Told her where I was, and Mb oblieged her, although she says it'll cost J---she wants a landslide victory at canasta. (Yeah, good luck with that, I couldn't even win for my birthday!)

Thankfully, I made sure to wash all the dishes in the sink before I left, so fixing dinner won't be a chore. Talk atcha later, I hope....

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* No, really: Rich. She was the only one in the family who was well-heeled: House near a golf course, Franciscanware Dessert Rose china with completer pieces, tons of Hummels, and layers of hand-knotted rugs everywhere in the house. A few European vacations that I know of, and probably other stuff that didn't register on me as a child. Silver-plate? How tacky!

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A good time

Sep. 8th, 2012 12:25 pm
vanillafluffy: (WNTW)
Yesterday was a blast. The weather looked threatening, so I boogied over to the Island early, despite J's injunctions not to show up before 7PM.

Publix has wifi. I sat in the foyer and fiddle-futzed around on my phone for a while. Went in and snagged a few things while phone was loading My Horse updates. Have been craving Lebanon Bologna for weeks, and was finally able to indulge in that and a loaf on onion rye. (Which was what I had for breakfast, yum!)

Back out in the lobby, because it was still only 6:30, when I checked out, and who should stroll in but Mb. I told her I didn't recognize her without the Akita! And as she was going in, who should come through the out door but J! I was highly amused by the convergence.

Mb made her all-day spaghetti sauce, and J procured cake and ice cream. It was nommy.

Although it's early (cos technically, my b-day is tomorrow), I got pressies! Mb got me some lime-scented soap that smells good enough to eat, on a great little soapdish. J granted me a free month of phone service. And GK's box, which I'd had her send to J's for security reasons, had arrived and brought much squee.

Best ensemble: A black pencil skirt, size 26, that fits divinely, paired with a fantastic print jacket. Mb and J both gasped and said how professional the combo looked. Myself, I think the jacket is a trifle boxy, but I have scads of things I can wear under it; it has colors that my wardrobe already features. The skirt is a smidge long, but I'm still staggered that I can fit into ANY pencil skirt, much less one that's a size 26. It's not THAT long. I'd shorten it a couple inches, but *I* think it comes off as conservative rather than frumpy.

Likewike the black skirt with a splashy dot print in red-pink-orange is versatile and fun---I have all of the above in tops. There's a pair of microfiber black pants of a style I've had before and worn to death. Can't go wrong with that. A cute little necklace made from buttons is a fun accessory that I'll probably layer with a similar necklace I have in black.

The less than amazing items are a sundress with an elasticized bodice---it's totally a mailbox dress, as in, good to schlep around the house in, but I wouldn't wear it past the mailbox. There's an awesome NWT croc belt, too tight, but in 15-20 pounds, it won't be. And finally, a khaki skirt, which I DO like, but Mb and J both gave it thumbs-down. It's pleated, you see, which might not be so bad, but it's slightly loose at the waist so it rides low, which does my hips no favors. (Still, it's khaki, which I've wanted for ages. I wound up wearing it for the rest of the evening with the top I started the evening in, and it's quite comfortable.)

Got skunked by J both games. Just wasn't quite getting the cards I needed, and she went out both times. *sigh* Still, it was fun. Those two always are.

Happy shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] pwcorgigirl and [livejournal.com profile] thru_the_blinds for their sweet birthday greetings, also [livejournal.com profile] kukkurkurat---great to hear from you, hon. Hope your job interview goes great! Early birthday kudos to birthday twin [livejournal.com profile] ruric---have a wonderful b-day and a terrific year. Best wishes on the new job, and let's hope it's contagious!

Have a lovely weekend, y'all!




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A good time

Sep. 8th, 2012 12:25 pm
vanillafluffy: (WNTW)
Yesterday was a blast. The weather looked threatening, so I boogied over to the Island early, despite J's injunctions not to show up before 7PM.

Publix has wifi. I sat in the foyer and fiddle-futzed around on my phone for a while. Went in and snagged a few things while phone was loading My Horse updates. Have been craving Lebanon Bologna for weeks, and was finally able to indulge in that and a loaf on onion rye. (Which was what I had for breakfast, yum!)

Back out in the lobby, because it was still only 6:30, when I checked out, and who should stroll in but Mb. I told her I didn't recognize her without the Akita! And as she was going in, who should come through the out door but J! I was highly amused by the convergence.

Mb made her all-day spaghetti sauce, and J procured cake and ice cream. It was nommy.

Although it's early (cos technically, my b-day is tomorrow), I got pressies! Mb got me some lime-scented soap that smells good enough to eat, on a great little soapdish. J granted me a free month of phone service. And GK's box, which I'd had her send to J's for security reasons, had arrived and brought much squee.

Best ensemble: A black pencil skirt, size 26, that fits divinely, paired with a fantastic print jacket. Mb and J both gasped and said how professional the combo looked. Myself, I think the jacket is a trifle boxy, but I have scads of things I can wear under it; it has colors that my wardrobe already features. The skirt is a smidge long, but I'm still staggered that I can fit into ANY pencil skirt, much less one that's a size 26. It's not THAT long. I'd shorten it a couple inches, but *I* think it comes off as conservative rather than frumpy.

Likewike the black skirt with a splashy dot print in red-pink-orange is versatile and fun---I have all of the above in tops. There's a pair of microfiber black pants of a style I've had before and worn to death. Can't go wrong with that. A cute little necklace made from buttons is a fun accessory that I'll probably layer with a similar necklace I have in black.

The less than amazing items are a sundress with an elasticized bodice---it's totally a mailbox dress, as in, good to schlep around the house in, but I wouldn't wear it past the mailbox. There's an awesome NWT croc belt, too tight, but in 15-20 pounds, it won't be. And finally, a khaki skirt, which I DO like, but Mb and J both gave it thumbs-down. It's pleated, you see, which might not be so bad, but it's slightly loose at the waist so it rides low, which does my hips no favors. (Still, it's khaki, which I've wanted for ages. I wound up wearing it for the rest of the evening with the top I started the evening in, and it's quite comfortable.)

Got skunked by J both games. Just wasn't quite getting the cards I needed, and she went out both times. *sigh* Still, it was fun. Those two always are.

Happy shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] pwcorgigirl and [livejournal.com profile] thru_the_blinds for their sweet birthday greetings, also [livejournal.com profile] kukkurkurat---great to hear from you, hon. Hope your job interview goes great! Early birthday kudos to birthday twin [livejournal.com profile] ruric---have a wonderful b-day and a terrific year. Best wishes on the new job, and let's hope it's contagious!

Have a lovely weekend, y'all!




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vanillafluffy: (Stained-glass spiral)
I'm headed back up to Mb's shortly, for---? As long as she'll have me, I guess.

I'm hoping her lifestyle will continue to translate to weight loss, although I supposed it *could* be the decaf/desodafication kicking in.

As of this morning, I'm 268.5. (Yes, you read that right. I've dropped 10 pounds in a week and a half. Hells to the yes!)

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vanillafluffy: (Stained-glass spiral)
I'm headed back up to Mb's shortly, for---? As long as she'll have me, I guess.

I'm hoping her lifestyle will continue to translate to weight loss, although I supposed it *could* be the decaf/desodafication kicking in.

As of this morning, I'm 268.5. (Yes, you read that right. I've dropped 10 pounds in a week and a half. Hells to the yes!)

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I'm back!

Aug. 24th, 2012 10:30 pm
vanillafluffy: (Catfeather)
Not only did Mb carry me away, she fed me ice cream, really GOOD ice cream---coconut chip, with shreds of real coconut and little shavings of dark chocolate, in a waffle cone. It was divine.

I managed to check my email at the library (and discovered that Publix has wifi!) but haven't really been online because LJ is forbidden at her res. *le sigh* So it's good to be back!

Ice cream notwithstanding, life at Mb's tends to be a lot less caloric than life Chez Fluffy. Even so, I was rather startled when I got on her scale today. Aside from canasta night last weekend, I've been eating lightly this week, and the scale reflected that. On the other hand, she has one of those flat, digital scales. My home scale is one of those classic doctor's office numbers, with the big block in 50-lb intervals and the smaller slider in 1-lb and fractions. So I'm going to wait til tomorrow to announce anything, but if you've awakened by loud squeeing, you'll know it's good.

I'm almost rady to crawl into bed---I have a book I'm looking forward to reading---but I figured I'd let youse guys I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth.

TTFN!

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I'm back!

Aug. 24th, 2012 10:30 pm
vanillafluffy: (Catfeather)
Not only did Mb carry me away, she fed me ice cream, really GOOD ice cream---coconut chip, with shreds of real coconut and little shavings of dark chocolate, in a waffle cone. It was divine.

I managed to check my email at the library (and discovered that Publix has wifi!) but haven't really been online because LJ is forbidden at her res. *le sigh* So it's good to be back!

Ice cream notwithstanding, life at Mb's tends to be a lot less caloric than life Chez Fluffy. Even so, I was rather startled when I got on her scale today. Aside from canasta night last weekend, I've been eating lightly this week, and the scale reflected that. On the other hand, she has one of those flat, digital scales. My home scale is one of those classic doctor's office numbers, with the big block in 50-lb intervals and the smaller slider in 1-lb and fractions. So I'm going to wait til tomorrow to announce anything, but if you've awakened by loud squeeing, you'll know it's good.

I'm almost rady to crawl into bed---I have a book I'm looking forward to reading---but I figured I'd let youse guys I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth.

TTFN!

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vanillafluffy: (Fan)
It took less than 24 hours after my return home for me to be reduced to a melting lump of misery.

Thank god for Mb, who has invited me to stay with her for a few days. For that, I will even put up with her flea-bitten cats!

Just a few more weeks until the heat *should* ease off. (Please, god....)

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vanillafluffy: (Fan)
It took less than 24 hours after my return home for me to be reduced to a melting lump of misery.

Thank god for Mb, who has invited me to stay with her for a few days. For that, I will even put up with her flea-bitten cats!

Just a few more weeks until the heat *should* ease off. (Please, god....)

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vanillafluffy: (Zzzzz's)
Very strange dream: I went over to Mb's, nothing planned, just popped in...her living room was almost empty. There was a new wing chair in a red and white kilim print, which I admired. I sat down on another chair while she brought in her dining room set from a side room. Then there were two couches and a rug, a really gorgeous blue and white sort of Delft print, and the other one a brownish floral. She said she had $40K worth of new stuff, and I was privately thinking that those cats of hers were going to destroy it. I got up to look at the couches, and suggested a slip cover for the brown one. Mb wasn't sure about the rug---goreous Persian carpet, very colorful...I told her it was a classic, and as long as she confined the rest of the decor to the red, blue and white she had going, it would be okay.

She was waiting for an inspector to come by, and I realized it wasn't a good time for me to be there. As I went out, the inspector was coming up the steps, and he asked a workman if Mb was planning to tile the deck. I realized I didn't have my purse, so I followed him inside.

There was no sign of my purse, and now there were rows of bookcases. One was filled with Bibles, another had encyclopedias, a couple had cookbooks, still more had miscellaneous fiction. (No way Mb's place could hold all this, but in the dream, it did.) The place was full of people and I couldn't find Mb.

I went outside looking for her, and her yard was MUCH bigger than IRL. There was a group of people playing shuffleboard on a chenille bedspread, using glass bowls. I ran past them and saw Mb getting into a 70s land-yacht pimpmobile in Pepto-pink. I tried to catch her, but fell and woke myself up.

The whole thing struck me as somehow sinister, maybe it was the extreme emptiness. Although there was an elaborate cat habitat under a cupboard. there were NO cats, and more alarming, no sign of Jazz the Wonder Akita. I personally wouldn't mind if the cats disappeared, but I'd freak if anything happened to Jazz!

I called Mb this morning out of a lingering unease, and she told me she just entered a sweepstakes for a whole-house makeover. Maybe I'm psychic?!

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vanillafluffy: (Zzzzz's)
Very strange dream: I went over to Mb's, nothing planned, just popped in...her living room was almost empty. There was a new wing chair in a red and white kilim print, which I admired. I sat down on another chair while she brought in her dining room set from a side room. Then there were two couches and a rug, a really gorgeous blue and white sort of Delft print, and the other one a brownish floral. She said she had $40K worth of new stuff, and I was privately thinking that those cats of hers were going to destroy it. I got up to look at the couches, and suggested a slip cover for the brown one. Mb wasn't sure about the rug---goreous Persian carpet, very colorful...I told her it was a classic, and as long as she confined the rest of the decor to the red, blue and white she had going, it would be okay.

She was waiting for an inspector to come by, and I realized it wasn't a good time for me to be there. As I went out, the inspector was coming up the steps, and he asked a workman if Mb was planning to tile the deck. I realized I didn't have my purse, so I followed him inside.

There was no sign of my purse, and now there were rows of bookcases. One was filled with Bibles, another had encyclopedias, a couple had cookbooks, still more had miscellaneous fiction. (No way Mb's place could hold all this, but in the dream, it did.) The place was full of people and I couldn't find Mb.

I went outside looking for her, and her yard was MUCH bigger than IRL. There was a group of people playing shuffleboard on a chenille bedspread, using glass bowls. I ran past them and saw Mb getting into a 70s land-yacht pimpmobile in Pepto-pink. I tried to catch her, but fell and woke myself up.

The whole thing struck me as somehow sinister, maybe it was the extreme emptiness. Although there was an elaborate cat habitat under a cupboard. there were NO cats, and more alarming, no sign of Jazz the Wonder Akita. I personally wouldn't mind if the cats disappeared, but I'd freak if anything happened to Jazz!

I called Mb this morning out of a lingering unease, and she told me she just entered a sweepstakes for a whole-house makeover. Maybe I'm psychic?!

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vanillafluffy: (Fan)
I've been up at Mb's the last few nights---she picked me up Sunday evening, and I've been basking in her a/c. Downside: Her wireless is OOO and although I could look at my emails, she refuses to let me access LJ on her computer because she's convinced it's the sole cause of some problems she's had. (I don't accept that, but whatever.)

Home for a little while, then out and about with J and back up to Mb's. Between the quiet neighborhood, the a/c and the home cooking, I'm willing to overlook the lack of wireless. (We had collards and chicken last night with buttery Italian bread. It was fabu.)

I'll answer all emails soon---cross my heart!

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vanillafluffy: (Fan)
I've been up at Mb's the last few nights---she picked me up Sunday evening, and I've been basking in her a/c. Downside: Her wireless is OOO and although I could look at my emails, she refuses to let me access LJ on her computer because she's convinced it's the sole cause of some problems she's had. (I don't accept that, but whatever.)

Home for a little while, then out and about with J and back up to Mb's. Between the quiet neighborhood, the a/c and the home cooking, I'm willing to overlook the lack of wireless. (We had collards and chicken last night with buttery Italian bread. It was fabu.)

I'll answer all emails soon---cross my heart!

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vanillafluffy: (Rose bouquet)
If your ears are keen, you may have heard me squeeing. This evening, after Mb and I went out for "coffee", I came home to the new Entertainment Weekly in my mailbox, and thumbing through it, I found out that Alphas will be back on SYFY in a few weeks. Happy, happy! (I'm also looking forward to the "Dallas" reboot as a guilty pleasure.)

Then to really knock it out of the park, I heard from GK, who went to the Comic Expo in Albuquerque today. According to her, "I met Adam Baldwin today! Got about four or five minutes, just him and me (and his aide). I got to shake his hand (twice), he looked me in the eyes and took his time. I was one of the first to see him on the first day of comicon so he was still fresh, i guess. I told him all about you and got him to sign an 8x10 made out to Fluffy! I also told him you liked Clancy Brown and he laughed and said how cool he is, that they know each other. SO! happy early birthday, I have pic in protective rigid 8x10 cover (also wore an "I (heart) Jayne" pin and he said, "I like your pin!". So that's yours too. :-) I'll bring on it June 21st...." Now all I need is a nice frame---and a suitable place to display it! Although..."I told him all about you"?! Oh, to be a fly on the wall for THAT.

Quotes around coffee because I never touch the stuff, and it wasn't all she had, either. Heads up, their new Real Banana milkshakes? Really have chunks of banana in them. It was divine, although butter pecan is still my favorite. Had that with bacon-chili-cheese fries and was blissed. Enjoyed the time with Mb---lately she's had stuff going on, so we haven't seen much of each other. It was nice to just sit and schmooze---and get out of the house for a couple hours---I haven't been anywhere since Monday. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in flypaper....

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vanillafluffy: (Rose bouquet)
If your ears are keen, you may have heard me squeeing. This evening, after Mb and I went out for "coffee", I came home to the new Entertainment Weekly in my mailbox, and thumbing through it, I found out that Alphas will be back on SYFY in a few weeks. Happy, happy! (I'm also looking forward to the "Dallas" reboot as a guilty pleasure.)

Then to really knock it out of the park, I heard from GK, who went to the Comic Expo in Albuquerque today. According to her, "I met Adam Baldwin today! Got about four or five minutes, just him and me (and his aide). I got to shake his hand (twice), he looked me in the eyes and took his time. I was one of the first to see him on the first day of comicon so he was still fresh, i guess. I told him all about you and got him to sign an 8x10 made out to Fluffy! I also told him you liked Clancy Brown and he laughed and said how cool he is, that they know each other. SO! happy early birthday, I have pic in protective rigid 8x10 cover (also wore an "I (heart) Jayne" pin and he said, "I like your pin!". So that's yours too. :-) I'll bring on it June 21st...." Now all I need is a nice frame---and a suitable place to display it! Although..."I told him all about you"?! Oh, to be a fly on the wall for THAT.

Quotes around coffee because I never touch the stuff, and it wasn't all she had, either. Heads up, their new Real Banana milkshakes? Really have chunks of banana in them. It was divine, although butter pecan is still my favorite. Had that with bacon-chili-cheese fries and was blissed. Enjoyed the time with Mb---lately she's had stuff going on, so we haven't seen much of each other. It was nice to just sit and schmooze---and get out of the house for a couple hours---I haven't been anywhere since Monday. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in flypaper....

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Getaway

May. 16th, 2012 05:00 pm
vanillafluffy: (Fan)
Mb agrees with me that the haircut is BAD. I was at her place last night---A/C, fabu! and we took advantage of her local pizzaria's two-fer Tuesday deal. (I've been craving pizza for weeks; I earned it.) It was a good night for to stay in and schmooze---it started raining fish just after we got in with the 'za.

I commandeered the remote for "Secrets of the Museum", which I really like. Asked Mb if it was geeking her out too much, she said no, it was kind of interesting to listen to while she was gaming on her computer. I told her watching this kind of thing is why I have such an array of trivia accumulated in my brain.

Had a dream, something about my dad being a junkman and bringing in a bunch of stuff. I was trying to find a big metal frame that I'd seen, to turn it into a room divider. Couldn't find it. There were several very old wheelchairs, and then I saw a really cool ironing board. I'm not sure how the mechanism worked, but when it was set up, it had a vertical pole beside it with horizontal bars so you could put hangers with freshly ironed garments on them. It was chrome-plated and really shiny and I'm lusting after it even now. I should invent it, if it hasn't been already.

*yawn*

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Getaway

May. 16th, 2012 05:00 pm
vanillafluffy: (Fan)
Mb agrees with me that the haircut is BAD. I was at her place last night---A/C, fabu! and we took advantage of her local pizzaria's two-fer Tuesday deal. (I've been craving pizza for weeks; I earned it.) It was a good night for to stay in and schmooze---it started raining fish just after we got in with the 'za.

I commandeered the remote for "Secrets of the Museum", which I really like. Asked Mb if it was geeking her out too much, she said no, it was kind of interesting to listen to while she was gaming on her computer. I told her watching this kind of thing is why I have such an array of trivia accumulated in my brain.

Had a dream, something about my dad being a junkman and bringing in a bunch of stuff. I was trying to find a big metal frame that I'd seen, to turn it into a room divider. Couldn't find it. There were several very old wheelchairs, and then I saw a really cool ironing board. I'm not sure how the mechanism worked, but when it was set up, it had a vertical pole beside it with horizontal bars so you could put hangers with freshly ironed garments on them. It was chrome-plated and really shiny and I'm lusting after it even now. I should invent it, if it hasn't been already.

*yawn*

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vanillafluffy: (Theomany)
Yesterday was definitely Friday the 13th all over the damn place. I hadn't realized, but when I found out, I was so NOT surprised.

Went to breakfast with Mb, a place I hadn't tried before, but she said their omelets were good. An omelet sounded wonderful, so I got one with tomato, mushroom and onion with cheese. There was ample cheese, but I was quite pissed by the paucity of vegetables, since each item had a surcharge. I bitched to the manager about it, too, but he kind of shrugged it off. Last time I go there!

Then Mb discovered her car was in dire straits---her serpentine belt had given up the ghost, which required SO to come and pick me up and deliver me to my foot follow-up appointment while Mb dealt with the car.

I don't think I'm going to be going back there, either. Not only did I get hit up for another $70 for the visit HE mandated, when I asked questions about other things, he tacked on an additional $30, saying that the more complicated my case is, the more it's going to cost. I don't think this is ethical---I'm not even sure it's LEGAL---basically, I'm being punished for not having insurance, and I don't have to put up with that shit.

The culture results came back---it's NOT MRSA. It is strep, just not that variety...ironically, it IS resistant to Clindamycin, which is the $65 stuff I'm on. Still, with that kind of investment, I'm going to take it til it's gone. It can't hurt! Meanwhile, the foot is continuing to improve; this morning when I got out of bed, I was able to trudge to the bathroom without hanging onto the bed for a moment while waiting for my heel to stop hurting.

The...award? for the worst Friday the 13th goes to Bunny, who wrapped her vehicle around a pole on her way home from work. Not her fault, someone ran her off the road, I'm told---but it does put my irritations into perspective. She's shaken up, and I'll bet she's sore all over today, and I'm very glad it wasn't more serious.

[livejournal.com profile] dine, I've got "Breathe" on now, and it's quite nice. Thanks again!

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vanillafluffy: (Theomany)
Yesterday was definitely Friday the 13th all over the damn place. I hadn't realized, but when I found out, I was so NOT surprised.

Went to breakfast with Mb, a place I hadn't tried before, but she said their omelets were good. An omelet sounded wonderful, so I got one with tomato, mushroom and onion with cheese. There was ample cheese, but I was quite pissed by the paucity of vegetables, since each item had a surcharge. I bitched to the manager about it, too, but he kind of shrugged it off. Last time I go there!

Then Mb discovered her car was in dire straits---her serpentine belt had given up the ghost, which required SO to come and pick me up and deliver me to my foot follow-up appointment while Mb dealt with the car.

I don't think I'm going to be going back there, either. Not only did I get hit up for another $70 for the visit HE mandated, when I asked questions about other things, he tacked on an additional $30, saying that the more complicated my case is, the more it's going to cost. I don't think this is ethical---I'm not even sure it's LEGAL---basically, I'm being punished for not having insurance, and I don't have to put up with that shit.

The culture results came back---it's NOT MRSA. It is strep, just not that variety...ironically, it IS resistant to Clindamycin, which is the $65 stuff I'm on. Still, with that kind of investment, I'm going to take it til it's gone. It can't hurt! Meanwhile, the foot is continuing to improve; this morning when I got out of bed, I was able to trudge to the bathroom without hanging onto the bed for a moment while waiting for my heel to stop hurting.

The...award? for the worst Friday the 13th goes to Bunny, who wrapped her vehicle around a pole on her way home from work. Not her fault, someone ran her off the road, I'm told---but it does put my irritations into perspective. She's shaken up, and I'll bet she's sore all over today, and I'm very glad it wasn't more serious.

[livejournal.com profile] dine, I've got "Breathe" on now, and it's quite nice. Thanks again!

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vanillafluffy: (Sheep woman)
I'm over at J's after a few days at Mb's...I'm looking forward to spending the night in my own bed, sans cats.

I'm also looking forward to LOST, and I'm really glad that the frackin basketball playoffs are almost over. I don't care for basketball to begin with, and even less when it messes up my viewing habits.

More soon.

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vanillafluffy: (Sheep woman)
I'm over at J's after a few days at Mb's...I'm looking forward to spending the night in my own bed, sans cats.

I'm also looking forward to LOST, and I'm really glad that the frackin basketball playoffs are almost over. I don't care for basketball to begin with, and even less when it messes up my viewing habits.

More soon.

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vanillafluffy: (Horseshoe)
The regular intake of things green has been a Good Thing, as has walking with Mb. I've been there and back, because, aside from her cats, it's so peaceful over there. I can sit on her porch contentedly staring into space for hours; she's got NORMAL neighbors....

Also, I won't be teasing her about her online games...she's been an afficianado of Farmville and Diner Dash and the like, and I've rolled my eyes more than once. But that was before J got me hooked on an iPhone app called "My Horse". As an Adult Horse Crazy Kid, I am having way too much fun with with my pixilated pony, "Hamilton". (Named for one of my childhood Breyer horsies.)

She has also gotten me hooked on LOST. I was over there Saturday evening, and after watching several eps, she called it a night in the middle of a cliffhanger. Aaargh! It's going to be a long week. We're midway through season 1; there's a lot of suspenseful goodness yet to come....

I bit the bullet and got a new mouse, since the old one really was old---this is the third computer it's been used with---and it had gotten very sporadic about left-clicking and highlighting tp copy-paste.

Btw, as of the morning of Sunday the 18th of March, I'm at 289.5. This blows me away---I'm still not completely used to a number beginning with "2"!

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vanillafluffy: (Horseshoe)
The regular intake of things green has been a Good Thing, as has walking with Mb. I've been there and back, because, aside from her cats, it's so peaceful over there. I can sit on her porch contentedly staring into space for hours; she's got NORMAL neighbors....

Also, I won't be teasing her about her online games...she's been an afficianado of Farmbille and Diner Dash and the like, and I've rolled my eyes more than once. But that was before J got me hooked on an iPhone app called "My Horse". As ab Adult Horse Crazy Kid, I am having way too much fun with with my pixilated pony, "Hamilton". (Named for one of my childhood Breyer horsies.)

She has also gotten me hooked on LOST. I was over there Saturday evening, and after watching several eps, she called it a night in the middle of a cliffhanger. Aaargh! It's going to be a long week. We're midway through season 1; there's a lot of suspenseful goodness yet to come....

I bit the bullet and got a new mouse, since the old one really was old---this is the third computer it's been used with---and it had gotten very sporadic about left-clicking and highlighting tp copy-paste.

Btw, as of the morning of Sunday the 18th of March, I'm at 289.5. This blows me away---I'm still not completely used to a number beginning with "2"!

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vanillafluffy: (Rainy day)
Had a pleasant (albeit WET) weekend. Friday night, LOST with J, first three eps, Okay, I'm hooked. It's well written enough that I'm not sitting there yawning, wondering if it's almost over, it's more like, Huh? Over already?!

It rained fish Saturday noon. Mb and I were a little late getting going because we waiting for it to let up, then had a fine time. She wanted to visit Ruby Tuesday, which I was good with; I like RT. I tried their meatloaf for the first time. Verdict: The BBQ sauce they serve it with is strong and *much* too sweet. Next time, get it on the side. There *will* be a next time---the meatloaf itself was very tasty.

They comped us a piece of the Italian creme cake, which was absolutly divine. OMG, nomnomnom! Refrained from ordering a slice of my own, because I'm trying to rein in my intake, but oh, tempting! So was the waiter....

Made it to TJ Maxx to return things, including the hat...I've got lots of hats, I didn't NEED that one. Did get a pair of pillowcases for $7.99...two of the ones my new pillows were encased in have split. They're old, so I'm not surprised, but the new ones, 400-thread count, should be good for a long time to come.

Mb dropped me off at J's for more LOST. We all shot the breeze for a while, then Mb took off and J's BFF came by with her kid and we watched Puss in Boots, which was cute. I can happily spend two hours listening to Antonio Banderas, cat or no.

We watched some more LOST, then as J was getting ready to run me home, it started pouring again. I ended up staying there til about 12:30, by which time the weather had calmed down somewhat. What the heck, we can use the rain, and I figure the capillary action will set the powdered concrete my mailbox is planted in.

Yesterday's speaker gave a fascinating talk about an archaeological dig she participated in. It was a local excavation---the Windover Archaeological Site---and I'm sorry I wasn't aware of the goings-on at the time.

Next week after service is the annual congregational meeting---electing people to do the heavy lifting---and the speaker's topic is "Fiction-based Reality", which sounds intriguing. (It was supposed to be "Pirates of the Atlantic", but apparently he changed his mind after signing up.)

I must be doing something right---two dresses that I've had for a while are looser. They still fit, they just fit better. One is the paisley that I got after Christmas a year ago. I actually had to pin the wrap neckline, because it was loose enough to droop down and show my bra. It's looser at the waist, too. The other dress is a rosy coral floral print that I got at the Melbourne Goodwill for Easter about five years ago. It was always tight through the bust on the few occasions I wore it, but now it's just right. I plan to wear it as often as appropriate this spring and summer to get some use out of it.

TTFN.

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