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chestnutcurls: (tigers)
GO RED SOX! I like Boston and I like underdogs. This will be an entertaining World Series. Even Evan was transfixed by the game last night, and he doesn't like baseball much. We were talking about the post-game riots earlier:

Me: Why do they want to destroy their own city? Something good happened! I don't get it.
Evan: ...They should have goalposts on the baseball field, so at the end of the game the fans could tear down the goalposts to work out their aggression.
Me: Or they could build up the pitcher's mound a lot. So the fans could tear it down and throw sand and stuff.
Evan: Yes... sand will assuage the mob. "Hey, I have sand! I can go home now!"

I'm in my new cubicle! I like it. It's quieter down here.

I'm the last person to take this survey. )
chestnutcurls: (tigers)
GO RED SOX! I like Boston and I like underdogs. This will be an entertaining World Series. Even Evan was transfixed by the game last night, and he doesn't like baseball much. We were talking about the post-game riots earlier:

Me: Why do they want to destroy their own city? Something good happened! I don't get it.
Evan: ...They should have goalposts on the baseball field, so at the end of the game the fans could tear down the goalposts to work out their aggression.
Me: Or they could build up the pitcher's mound a lot. So the fans could tear it down and throw sand and stuff.
Evan: Yes... sand will assuage the mob. "Hey, I have sand! I can go home now!"

I'm in my new cubicle! I like it. It's quieter down here.

I'm the last person to take this survey. )
chestnutcurls: (huh?)
Day 7 without power. I am a refugee, living at my parents' house. Our apartment complex is officially last on MLGW's list. If we have power by next weekend, I'll be pleasantly surprised. In the meantime, it's not bad being back home for a few days. I get to spend time with Bun and do Pilates on a carpeted floor (I had almost come to believe the back pain was necessary to do it right). And I have a lot of free time because I don't have to clean constantly.

We actually did spend Friday night at the apartment. Kathy, MaryElaine, Evan, and I had dinner at McAlister's, hung out at the bookstore for a couple of hours, and then went to Perkins for pie. Chris met us there. Then we all went back to the apartment, because a hot, dark apartment is a novelty to those who never lost power in the first place. :P When they finally went home, it was 12:30 and too late to go back to the homestead. So we stayed. I slept on top of my bed. On Saturday I awoke at 8:30 to the sound of chainsaws. By 11:00, it was unbearably hot and Kathy and I agreed we had had enough. We packed our stuff and the cat and got out of Dodge. Gandalf was especially happy about this decision, since he had been in the heat since the storm. He spent the whole afternoon at Kathy's parents' purring and rolling around happily.

Yesterday I overslept, which I hate. I awoke suddenly at 10:30. Somehow I made it to church only a little late for the 10:55 service, but my head didn't really de-fog until church was over. In the afternoon I went to the mall with my mom, which is usually a mistake because I end up feeling down on myself. It's hard to find things that make me look good. Also, Kathy and I had watched How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days the previous night, so I was already thinking about how sophisticated all those women looked and how style-less I am in comparison. Anyway, I found a shirt that I thought would be great for my birthday/seeing Clay outfit. My mom took me to look at jewelry to see if we could find something that matched. While we were there, a random lady approached me.

Lady: May I ask how old you are?
Me: I'm twenty-three.
Lady: Oh. Well, my daughter is fourteen. I thought you were about her age, so I was going to see what you thought of this bracelet. (Holds up bracelet)
Me: Um. It's nice.
My mom, to lady: She gets that a lot.
Lady: Okay. Thank you. (walks away)

Granted, I was wearing an Old Navy tank top and flip-flops, but still. Fourteen. Give me a break. I tried on the shirt, and of course, it made me look ridiculous. I am beginning to despair of finding a cute Seeing Clay outfit that I can afford. Anything that looks cute on the hanger becomes ridiculous as soon as it is on my body.

Chris and Ryan wanted me to go with them last night to see Ryan's roommate's band, but I didn't want to chance a repeat of the Mud Island concert debacle. So I stayed at home with my parents and watched the Food Network. They were featuring Miami in all of their shows. It was neat. That's all I have to say right now.
chestnutcurls: (huh?)
Day 7 without power. I am a refugee, living at my parents' house. Our apartment complex is officially last on MLGW's list. If we have power by next weekend, I'll be pleasantly surprised. In the meantime, it's not bad being back home for a few days. I get to spend time with Bun and do Pilates on a carpeted floor (I had almost come to believe the back pain was necessary to do it right). And I have a lot of free time because I don't have to clean constantly.

We actually did spend Friday night at the apartment. Kathy, MaryElaine, Evan, and I had dinner at McAlister's, hung out at the bookstore for a couple of hours, and then went to Perkins for pie. Chris met us there. Then we all went back to the apartment, because a hot, dark apartment is a novelty to those who never lost power in the first place. :P When they finally went home, it was 12:30 and too late to go back to the homestead. So we stayed. I slept on top of my bed. On Saturday I awoke at 8:30 to the sound of chainsaws. By 11:00, it was unbearably hot and Kathy and I agreed we had had enough. We packed our stuff and the cat and got out of Dodge. Gandalf was especially happy about this decision, since he had been in the heat since the storm. He spent the whole afternoon at Kathy's parents' purring and rolling around happily.

Yesterday I overslept, which I hate. I awoke suddenly at 10:30. Somehow I made it to church only a little late for the 10:55 service, but my head didn't really de-fog until church was over. In the afternoon I went to the mall with my mom, which is usually a mistake because I end up feeling down on myself. It's hard to find things that make me look good. Also, Kathy and I had watched How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days the previous night, so I was already thinking about how sophisticated all those women looked and how style-less I am in comparison. Anyway, I found a shirt that I thought would be great for my birthday/seeing Clay outfit. My mom took me to look at jewelry to see if we could find something that matched. While we were there, a random lady approached me.

Lady: May I ask how old you are?
Me: I'm twenty-three.
Lady: Oh. Well, my daughter is fourteen. I thought you were about her age, so I was going to see what you thought of this bracelet. (Holds up bracelet)
Me: Um. It's nice.
My mom, to lady: She gets that a lot.
Lady: Okay. Thank you. (walks away)

Granted, I was wearing an Old Navy tank top and flip-flops, but still. Fourteen. Give me a break. I tried on the shirt, and of course, it made me look ridiculous. I am beginning to despair of finding a cute Seeing Clay outfit that I can afford. Anything that looks cute on the hanger becomes ridiculous as soon as it is on my body.

Chris and Ryan wanted me to go with them last night to see Ryan's roommate's band, but I didn't want to chance a repeat of the Mud Island concert debacle. So I stayed at home with my parents and watched the Food Network. They were featuring Miami in all of their shows. It was neat. That's all I have to say right now.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Last night was (unintentionally) entertaining. I went to the summer study at the Ugly Mug, and the tone of the evening was different than usual. The speaker was a local youth director whom I'd never heard of. Casey and Alli and I sat together on a couch and whispered a lot. Some outtakes:

Guy, interrupting the music for announcements: That's it. Let's get back to the tuneage!
Casey: Hey. Did you guys know we are now a youth group?

Speaker: Those whom God saves are the elect. And those whom he doesn't save are...the non-elect.
Me, thinking: Boy, am I glad you had those four years in seminary.

Speaker: When I go to this cafe, they know what I want for breakfast. And everyone wants a place like that! (Orating dramatically) A place where everyone knows who you are! Where you belong!
Me: I have a sudden urge to sing the theme from Cheers.
Casey: I'm already singing it in my head!

Ah, Presbyterian follies. I love my friends. I wish I had something else funny or uplifting to say, but I don't. Except:

CALIFORNIA COUNTDOWN : TWO DAYS
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Last night was (unintentionally) entertaining. I went to the summer study at the Ugly Mug, and the tone of the evening was different than usual. The speaker was a local youth director whom I'd never heard of. Casey and Alli and I sat together on a couch and whispered a lot. Some outtakes:

Guy, interrupting the music for announcements: That's it. Let's get back to the tuneage!
Casey: Hey. Did you guys know we are now a youth group?

Speaker: Those whom God saves are the elect. And those whom he doesn't save are...the non-elect.
Me, thinking: Boy, am I glad you had those four years in seminary.

Speaker: When I go to this cafe, they know what I want for breakfast. And everyone wants a place like that! (Orating dramatically) A place where everyone knows who you are! Where you belong!
Me: I have a sudden urge to sing the theme from Cheers.
Casey: I'm already singing it in my head!

Ah, Presbyterian follies. I love my friends. I wish I had something else funny or uplifting to say, but I don't. Except:

CALIFORNIA COUNTDOWN : TWO DAYS
chestnutcurls: (Calvin)
Hola!

"Lively" is probably the best word to describe my weekend. On Saturday, my mom and I went shopping and had a great time. She very generously bought me a bunch of Tommy Hilfiger stuff- a sweater, shirt, and jeans- and some girly things that I needed. I bought a sweater-coat, which I have wanted forever, and another Tommy sweater just like the first one, but in white. I called Evan while wandering the store, to finalize our evening plans, and told him how it was going.

Me: I'm getting a sweater! I'm so excited!
Him: Wow, she's getting you stuff you like?
[he had predicted I'd come home with a bunch of turtlenecks]
Me: Yes. I am so in love with this sweater. I'm going to marry it.
Him: Well, why don't you...
Me: What?
Him: Well, usually when someone says they love something, you say, "Why don't you marry it then?" But you already said that.


I looked for a picture of the sweater online so you could see it, but couldn't find one. It is a navy blue sweater with a red and white stripe across the chest, and it has a turtleneck-esque neck, but it's a zip neck. I looked and felt great in it. The white sweater is just the same, but with a blue and red stripe. (You gotta love the way all Tommy stuff coordinates. :))

The rest of the story: probably very boring )

The stickering part of my work project is done! :) But now we have to do a bunch of other stuff.

Oh, and The Two Towers is just the best book in the world.
chestnutcurls: (Calvin)
Hola!

"Lively" is probably the best word to describe my weekend. On Saturday, my mom and I went shopping and had a great time. She very generously bought me a bunch of Tommy Hilfiger stuff- a sweater, shirt, and jeans- and some girly things that I needed. I bought a sweater-coat, which I have wanted forever, and another Tommy sweater just like the first one, but in white. I called Evan while wandering the store, to finalize our evening plans, and told him how it was going.

Me: I'm getting a sweater! I'm so excited!
Him: Wow, she's getting you stuff you like?
[he had predicted I'd come home with a bunch of turtlenecks]
Me: Yes. I am so in love with this sweater. I'm going to marry it.
Him: Well, why don't you...
Me: What?
Him: Well, usually when someone says they love something, you say, "Why don't you marry it then?" But you already said that.


I looked for a picture of the sweater online so you could see it, but couldn't find one. It is a navy blue sweater with a red and white stripe across the chest, and it has a turtleneck-esque neck, but it's a zip neck. I looked and felt great in it. The white sweater is just the same, but with a blue and red stripe. (You gotta love the way all Tommy stuff coordinates. :))

The rest of the story: probably very boring )

The stickering part of my work project is done! :) But now we have to do a bunch of other stuff.

Oh, and The Two Towers is just the best book in the world.

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