Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 26, 2007

For your viewing pleasure...

So, I don't know if anyone else has posted this before...I know I've seen it before, but in looking for something else I came across it again...and it's pure brilliance. So, enjoy this bit of Ping Pong magic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


So, since I'm really cold, and feeling kinda lazy at the moment, instead of the promised post with pictures (that I took! though I forgot to drive out and get something else photographed...maybe I'll do that this weekend), instead I will give you a meme of useless information! Enjoy! (oh, stolen from VBG, btw)

1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?
Let’s see….I have some Softsoap that has an odd citrusy-coconut smell, and small bottles of Lush’s Flying Fox and Olive Branch.

2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?
No, the only fruit in there is a couple of apples.

3. What would you change about your living room?
Hmm…I’d make it bigger, better/different wall coverings, not my bedroom…the whole shebang.

4. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
Ha! What dishwasher?? However, the dishes overflowing my tiny sink are all dirty…which means I should clean them again. *sigh*

5. What is in your fridge?
Let’s see…there’s a chicken pot pie, some chicken nuggets, a partially empty bag of fries, and a bag of frozen peas (for cooking purposes only, cuz frozen peas are kinda nasty) in the freezer. The fridge part contains: 2 eggs, butter, margarine, a bottle of Naked (Gold Machine, to be precise), a 2-liter or Mountain Dew (they don’t sell Mello Yello ‘round here!), a pink Tupperware jug of water, milk (for baking and cereal purposes), ketchup, mustard, mayo, soy sauce, lettuce, a couple of apples, some of my parents’ coffee…and now that I’ve gotten up and actually checked, a couple of bags of shredded cheeses (sharp cheddar and an Italian mix). I used to have turkey lunch meat, but I ate it while doing the first part of the meme.

6. White or wheat bread?
White, though wheat is probably better for me…

7. What is on top of your refrigerator?
My counter….and a toaster, an empty butter dish, my knives, a dirty plate, a drying rack with some clean dishes, salt and pepper.

8. What color or design is on your shower curtain?
Black and white circles on a clear background. Hey, the PureLand, aka WalMart, no longer carried the lovely bamboo curtain that everyone else has!

9. How many plants are in your home?
One, Sakura (he‘s a bonsai cherry tree)…I got him at the Chicago Botanic Gardens back in Aug, and he’s still alive. Though I really need to move him out of the little black temporary planter he came in. Maybe I’ll do that this weekend…

10. Is your bed made right now?

11. Comet or Soft Scrub?
Umm….neither, at least at the moment.

12. Is your closet organized?
Relatively. I suppose.

13. Can you describe your flashlight?
I think I have a little yellow plastic jobby, but I don’t know off-hand where it is, or whether the batteries work…

14. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
Glass…I only have 2 plastic cups at the moment (I think) both of which say Hanover College on them, and one of them has water in it for use on Sakura.

15. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?
Ick, no.

16. If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
My parents’ garage is, certainly, but I don’t have one.

17. Curtains or blinds?
The blinds that came with this place are fine, lacking in style perhaps, but hell if I wanna hang up curtains!

18. How many pillows do you sleep with?
One, only one. He’s my one and only?

19. Do you sleep with any lights on at night?
I have a night light in the bathroom, just in case I get up at night with the urge, so I don’t kill myself on the way (since we all know I can’t keep my floor uncluttered).

20. How often do you vacuum?
I don’t even own a vacuum right now. That’s something I may need to invest in, just because I shed like a polar bear in Hawaii.

21. Standard toothbrush or electric?

22. What color is your toothbrush?
Purple and white.

23. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
Nope, don’t have the money or inclination to waste it.

24. What is in your oven right now?
Nothing, except the racks that are supposed to be in there.

25. Is there anything under your bed?
Umm….a couple of dirty socks.

26. Chore you hate doing the most?
Right now? Dishes.

27. What retro items are in your home?
The place itself?

28. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
Bwahahahahaa….*wipes tears* You make me laugh.

29. How many mirrors are in your home?
Umm…there’s one in the bathroom, and my closet doors are the height of fashion in their mirror-ness.

30. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home?
Nope, unless you count the extra laundry quarters…but they’re not hidden, else I’d never find them…plus, there’s no where to hide, in here…*evil laugh*

31. What color are your walls?
A lovely beige wall covering that is apparently not paper, but fabric.

32. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home?
I have a dagger that, while not sharp, is very pointy…but it’s not there for protection, but decoration.

33. What does your home smell like right now?
Probably not as fresh and clean as I’d like, but really, all I can smell right now is the mayo and turkey smell lingering on my fingers.

34. Favorite candle scent?
I like fresh smells (like linen and soap), light flower smells, and earthy scents. They have to be light, though.

35. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
None in the fridge, but I do have some dill in the cupboard (for chicken salad purposes).

36. What color is your favorite Bible?

37. Ever been on your roof?
Um, no.

38. Do you own a stereo?
Yes, got it for Xmas when I was in high school. It’s a Kenwood 3-disc, 2-cassette, radio combo with 2 detached speakers.

39. How many TVs do you have?
I have one here, but there’s one supposedly sitting on my bed at the folks’ place, and they have 2 more.

40. How many house phones?
Um, one. I don’t think I need anymore.

41. Do you have a housekeeper?
Ha ha!

42. What style do you decorate in?
Poor? Wannabe-Asian? Neo-otaku?

43. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints?

44. Is there a smoke detector in your home?

45. In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Though I’d love to take my DVD collection, I’d say my laptop and my purse, which would have my car keys (necessary for a proper escape) and all my moneys. And my cell, if it wasn’t already in my car. I’d miss my art and my books and my clothes and my CDs and my technology (TV, DVD player, radio), but none of that’s priceless.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

All right...

...here is at least part of the promised post. But, since I didn't feel like driving around town this weekend to take pictures, I'll save the random thoughts on the town for a later post. Really!

So, a coupla Wednesdays ago (the 3rd), possibly while I was blogging, I was talking to Jenny on IM, and the conversation went sorta like this:

J: "sorry we haven't GW'd in a while. definitely no time tonight. you got shows tomorrow?" me: "yeah, CSI...and you have Youth friday, right? what about sat?" J: "saturday is the Fishers renfaire. wanna come?" me: "hmm...could do, could do....it's a bit of a drive, but if i left after work, i could make it there by...9ish? 10ish? lemme think about it" J: "kk"

Thursday, I decided I could do it. My laundry would have to wait, but I kinda wanted to see people, and the Renfaire is always fun. So, after work on Friday, and after doing dishes and packing and taking out the trash and stopping by the ATM and getting dinner (all which put me about an hour and a half behind schedule), I headed out on the road, with only a vague idea of how to get from the interstate to their place. Once on the road, I thought to myself "Hey, if I felt like driving a few hours more, I coulda went home for the last day of the Fall Festival! Oh well." Good thing I thought that "oh well", cuz I'm not sure I'da been able to make it to Eville...my ass hurt quite a bit from sitting on it all day, and I was pretty tired.

Anyways, made it to A-town, hung out for a bit, went to sleep, got up, piled into my vehicle and headed to Fishers to meet up with Jenny's sister and a friend of hers and E's from high school, only to find out they moved the venue on us. And their signing capabilities left something to be desired. But we found it (mainly because there was good signage to Conner Prairie), parked, rolled down the hill, and met up with people. Jenny and E's friend Roxy was pretty cool, and I just hope I didn't fall into the trap of looking like a total idiot. You know, from when you meet people who are friends with your friends, and you want them to think you're cool, but not too cool, to make them like you enough that they don't question their friends' sanity, while keeping them from thinking that their friends have moved on to "greener pastures". You want them to think you're interesting without monopolizing the conversation. It's a fine line to walk without coming off a total goofball.

We watched some fencing, and the tail-end of the heavy-arms fighting (all done by SCA members), but the rest of the time was spent mainly looking for cold things to eat/drink (like giant popsicles, lemon shake-ups, and apple cider slushies) and shady-but-breezy locales since it was like 90+ and sunny. I did buy a little something, a tea-light tart-burner and some scented tarts, but other than that, my money was spent on foods. It was still fun, though.

We came back and hung out, and the next day woke up late and played some GW (in the same room!) before I had to come back, since I have that whole job thing.

Speaking of which...I should head to bed soon, since I have to get up in the AM for that. So starts another week. Sigh. Weekends need to be longer, dammit!

Well, until next time!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ooo, it's been a week

...since I've bothered to blog at all. But, you're not getting that much, since I'm doing this during the commercial breaks in CSI: New York. I'm gonna go ahead and plan to actually blog on the weekend, since I have a Renfaire to recount, as well as random things about the town. I might as well (even though I don't know how often the relevant parties read my blog) go ahead and wish my brother a happy 20th birthday, and bow in awe at my parents 30 years of marriage, especially with respect to having to spend almost 26 of them with me, and 20 of them with Ross. That takes a helluva lot of patience.

Just a coupla random things from what I've been watching. Ghost Hunters is awesome, and the creepy female silhouette was extremely so, especially taking into consideration that the only female on the team was upstairs at the time. Second, intelligent tuxedos that can hack computers and power a light table are freakin' awesome!

Now, to continue the show and go to bed.

Night, folks!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Well, I was kinda hoping to do a real post tonight, but...alas, my procrastinatin' ways have got me again. That, and I'm really tired. This whole "real job, 40 hours a week" thing can be very tiring if you've never done anything like it before. I mean, I never had classes 8 hours a day, and I think the most I ever put in in craftland amounted to around 35 hours for a few weeks, and not necessarily in a row. And I didn't have to get up early for that. I mean, this is the earliest I've ever had to get up, since in high school I pushed that whole tardy thing. So, I'm getting about 2-3 hours less sleep per night during the week than I really prefer, (even including the fact that my body has shifted a bit, and I "require" about an hour less than I did in college) which amounts to 10+ hours lost a week. The weekend isn't long enough to make up for that. And of course, TV is on too late for me to go to bed "early". I was kinda planning on doing that tonight...showering, watching CSI: New York, and then going to bed. Except...I got distracted, and didn't have time to shower before the show.

I sound like I'm whining...but I'm really just tired. So, I'll go dry my hair and go to sleep, before I pass out at the computer.

Til next time!