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06 April 2008 @ 11:39 pm
Diamonds & Coal  
Diamond to my boss's awesome business coach. She talked my boss into meeting my salary bottom line and invited me to a Wii party at her house where I met real live humans that I want to be friends with! She doesn't have a Realty TV II name yet (I wanted to call her "Jay-Jay" to point out that she is approaching Kay-Kay levels of awesome, but that would be silly), but I love her.

Cubic Zirconium to the Boston Red Sox. You may have been swept by the Blue Jays, but at least you didn't crash into each other in the outfield in a way that was pretty hilarious the first eight times it was instant-replayed.

Diamond to anr! She called me from AUSTRALIA and put on the most adorable AUSTRALIAN accent just for meeee!! (I'm being told that, actually, she probably sounds that adorable all the time.)

Coal to my long-ass commute. Seriously. It's like an anti-social-life artillery spread. We'd move, but the Sister may be moving to Seattle in a few months to follow her boyfriend, so we can't take a lease out anywhere. Arg.

For that matter, coal to Seattle! Sure, you've got great things like fyca and a stable real estate market, but your superior traffic patterns are luring my sister away!

A rather sand-covered diamond to the dog park! I seem to have started a tradition of owning dogs with hilarious runs. Angel (of blessed memory) still wins with her boing!boing! mimicking of the local deer, but Tessie has this seriously amusing low-to-the-ground ears-back bunny-rabbit run (both her front feet hit the ground at the same time, then both her back feet) that just never gets old.

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Items of note:

TV Turnoff Thursdays: It's a new thing we're trying in the Aloha Island Abode, because we somehow became those people who always have Golden Girls playing in the background. I've discovered that having no TV means that I run more errands and go to sleep practically with the sun. My sister catches up on World of Warcraft, just like the pioneers did in the olden days before television. God bless.

Recipe of the Week: In my neverending quest to find things wrong with myself and create elaborate strategies to repair them, I've decided to learn a new recipe every week to turn me into a less hopeless cook. (I'm not a chef by any stretch of the imagination. Without an elaborate strategy, I would eat grape-nuts every meal for a few weeks, then fried-egg-sandwiches for a few weeks, then back to grape-nuts. When left to my own devices, I live in perpetual breakfast mode.) Last week was an exciting tofu-curry crock-pot dish that was quite edible. This week's adventure is a split-pea-carrot soup that's slow-cooking right now. If it's good, I'll share the recipe!

This week's Irony Award is given out after I spent a few hours cleaning and rearranging my craft stashes and realized how many bags of unfinished projects I have, and I thought that, instead of finishing any of them, I should totally cross-stitch myself a lovely little design that says FINISH that I could hang up in my craft space as a reminder to finish projects before starting new ones!

... Okay, so I didn't really have anything useful to say, but at least I've proven I'm alive!
 
 
 
Lisa Yaeger: doghome: deaniebtvslisayaeger on April 7th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Tessie's run sounds like Cassie's! She's just so cute when she runs like that. And Haley always looks like a deer, just like your Angel. Aw!
Little Redmylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Awww! Your icon makes me so SAD for the poor puppy!

Cassie is such a love. And I totally love the speedy-dog-run. It's the best.
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on April 7th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC)
yay to good things!
Little Red: jake - diane wtf - graphicalrummylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Man, the article you linked to on gchat? EFFED. UP.
YBjusthere1971 on April 7th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
Yeayy, an update! I was wondering last week, if I had seen a post by you lately.

The Tofu-curry sounds yummy. So does the soup. As for unfinished projects, I have one from 1992. A cross stitch. :/

Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Heee! My projects from THAT long ago have all been scrapped, thank god. But I've got plenty from this decade to keep me occupied for a good long while...
Havochavocthecat on April 7th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
I spent a few hours cleaning and rearranging my craft stashes

It only took a few hours? Damn, you're better off than me!
Little Red: sga - arts & crafts - qwirkymylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I could have gone on for quite a bit longer. My yarn is now in an under-bed box and is a total mess. I just needed to clear my sewing stuff off the kitchen floor. :-D
Havochavocthecat on April 7th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Eek, yarn! *hides from stash*
indie: Arrested Development Buster wewtindiefic on April 7th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
My sister catches up on World of Warcraft, just like the pioneers did in the olden days before television. God bless.

*dies laughing*

Your posts win at life!

*hugs*
Little Red: peanuts - hee heemylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
*giggles lots*

Yay!! I'll keep trying to stick a little humor in there amid the droning monotony of my life... (okay, it only FEELS that way because it's 9 AM on Monday...)
redbeardredbeard on April 7th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
If you need recipes, you know who tocall....
Little Red: peanuts - hugmylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think I have a little ways to go before I'm ready for Jarrett-worthy recipes! I'm really excited still that I managed to not screw up rice pudding... so yep, that's the level we're working with now. ;)
redbeardredbeard on April 7th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
I have simple recipes, too! I can give you my chicken soup recipe and you can see how truly easy it is, so that you can heal thyself whenever you are sick!
miera_c: blearghmiera_c on April 7th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
I should totally cross-stitch myself a lovely little design that says FINISH that I could hang up in my craft space as a reminder to finish projects before starting new ones!

Oh lord, that sounds like something I would do. *headdesk*

*smooch* miss you babe!
Little Red: sga - arts & crafts - qwirkymylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Further proof that you and I are actually the same person. OH NOES!

*smooches*

Thanks for linking me that story of yours last night! Miera-fic for the win!! Next time you should stick around to hear me squeee in real time, tho. :-)

(Why do I not have a sockpuppet icon!? This must be fixed. Or an icon of the yip-yip aliens from Sesame Street. I heart those guys, even though they are not made from socks.)
miera_c: baby bearmiera_c on April 7th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Further proof that you and I are actually the same person. OH NOES!

No wonder I'm so tired these days. It's that commute across the country and then into work and back! < /lame attempt at humor >

Thanks for linking me that story of yours last night! Miera-fic for the win!! Next time you should stick around to hear me squeee in real time, tho

I had to go to bed! To lie there and toss and turn for two more hours thinking "Dammit I need to get to sleep!" *sigh*

There was other old school Sparky fic last week as well, minus the embarrassment squick ("Storm"/"Eye" first time fic no less).

I need a sockpuppet wearing a beret. "General of the Sockpuppet Army!"
~mommy monster~: maggiemomm2five on April 7th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hey! I was wondering about you the other day. Glad to hear you're still around! Maggie runs like Angel sometimes - depending on how fast she's going. And she has this habit of trying not to get dirty or wet. She tip-toes around mud . . . and she's not a little prissy dog, either. I love watching her.

Soup sounds interesting. And yay for the salary!
Little Red: peanuts - flying ace grinmylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD, WHAT A CUTE FAAAACE!! And those EARS! I love dogs with disproportionately big ears. LOVE. *squeezes the pup*

God, the deer jumping thing? FUNNIEST THING ON EARTH. Angel would tear off through the tall grass after a deer and then midway you'd just see her Boing! Boing! up through the grass and then keep running. I just about died laughing the first time.
~mommy monster~: Roman & Maggiemomm2five on April 7th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks, I went to take a picture of her, and she jumped up at the camera. The resulting picture reminds me of those *The Dog* things . . . I'm glad it made someone giggle! Her ears are adorable. She's is half collie, half lab, and her ears are sort of a combo of the two breeds. Sometimes one will stnad up. LOL!

And the bounding is just hilarious.
julie: Tenth Doctor - Coffee?onetrooluff on April 7th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
ROFL... Huzzah to breakfast mode! I would eat cereal and bagels all the time if I didn't force myself to do otherwise occasionally. And it takes a lot of forcing. I am trying to get myself to cook more while my fiance is in Afghanistan, but it's not really working so far. I think I've cooked maybe three meals in the 2 months and one week since he left. Oops.

A recipe recommendation: Baked Cavatelli. If you like sausage and pasta, that is. This is sooooo good, and quite easy. It's good enough that I've actually made it multiple times.
Little Red: peanuts - snoopy on headmylittleredgirl on April 7th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Wheeee! Breakfast is totally the most important meal of the day! Though I suppose it shouldn't be the only meal of the day...

I'm not really a sausage person... but perhaps I will make it with vegetarian faux-sausage! Ooooh. I will let you know how it is! :)
Nenya Kanadka: [geek] force is with hernenya_kanadka on April 11th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
*waves*

Hee @ FINISH sign! :D Sounds like me. ^_^