Tidbits (not to be confused with “Timbits” mentioned later in this post)

Bad way to start the morning:
Do a load of towels before you go to bed.
Stay up later than you want to waiting for the washer to finish so you can put the towels in the dryer and have clean towels for your shower in the morning.
Wake up in the morning, go to get clean towels out of the dryer.
Discover that you forgot to turn the dryer ON.
Good way to start the morning:
Loathe the idea of stepping on the scale because you think you’ve gaiuned a few pounds back.
Get up the guts to step on the scale and see a much smaller number than you were expecting (yay!)
Boys are funny:
(scene: BJ’s Brewhouse, hanging out after a couple of PHA games. We’ve taken over three booths in the bar and people keep bouncing around between tables. My purse ended up on the far side of the table from where I was sitting, between Timbits and his friend. I pick up on a conversation of what seems to be them trying to figure out whose purse it is)
Friend: There’s a DVD…
Timbits: Some NASA thing with Susan Sarandon?
Me: Oh, that’s my purse. That’s a documentary about Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who died on the Challenger. It’s excellent. Carly Simon contributed a lot of music.
Timbits: So… Teacher, Susan Sarandon, Carly Simon. So it’s a chick flick.
Me: Um, no, it’s a DOCUMENTARY.

Free Stuff!

Found this at The Fisch Tank
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It’ll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it’s going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!
(these are the original parameters. I like giving people stuff, so I say the first 5 people, even if you don’t repost)

Another Busy Day

Slept quite late since I was up til all hours working opening night. Scored some excellent leftovers to take to Keegan’s tree-trimming party later though- some fancy crackers and cheeses, and some festive dips- jalapeno-artichoke-parmesan dip and an olive tapenade.
But first I’m headed over to see my friend Jay’s condo, then over to Ray and Nicky’s to watch Thursday’s hockey game on tivo- I can’t tivo Thursday games because of Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy- then off to the aforementioned tree-trimming party.
The apartment Keegan moved into over the summer has vaulted ceilings, so he got the most enormous tree- it’s like, 9 feet tall and really wide. It’ll be interesting to see how it fits into the living room.
After tree trimming the plan is to go to dinner somewhere and then to see Milk, the movie about the first openly gay polition, who was murdered back in the late 70s in SF.
So, it’ll be a very enjoyable day, just a busy busy one, as this season, and my life in general, tends to be.


So, as if I was not busy enough, I signed up for Holidailies, since my poor blog is so ignored. Of course, in so doing, I have signed up on the day it starts, December 5, 10 minutes after I was supposed to have left my office to go work Opening Night at the theater. Leaving myself, oh… no minutes in the day to post to my blog, so this, as it is, will have to suffice.

3rd time is the charm

I actually really love our coffee pot at work. It brews into a steel carafe that keeps the coffee hot all morning, without the need for a warming burner. And it has a piece in the top that lets you pour some coffee while it’s still brewing, without spilling coffee everywhere. When you forget to put that piece in? The filter collapses, and grounds and coffee go everywhere but into the carafe.
Yup. I did that this morning.
Thankfully my coworker caught it quickly, I got it cleaned up with minimal damage, put the piece back in, topped off the water, stuck in a new filter, and hit “brew”.
As soon as the pot beeped I jumped up, since I actually have a client waiting on that coffee. I poured the cup, but instead of being rich and dark, it was really watery, like tea. “WTF?” I thought.
Notice anything I forgot in that last set of brewing?
If you said “coffee grounds” you get a gold star. The 3rd pot of coffee is now brewing. I’m pretty sure I did it right this time. Which would be really nice for the client who is *still* waiting for his coffee…

Why old friends are the best

Tara: WOW. I just rediscovered a band I haven’t really listened to since maybe 1998
me: oh yeah? who is that? Seven Mary Three?
Tara: Sponge
me: ah, cool
Tara: no, I still listen to 7m3… I come back to them every two years or so and realize they’ve released a new album
Tara: I ripped the “mallrats” cd to my computer on saturday (oh yeah, iPod #2 took a massive dump) and was listening to the Sponge song on there
Tara: related, sorta: “zack and miri make a porno” is HO-LARIOUS
me: was the HO there intentional? 🙂
Tara: as in “huh-larious”
me: 🙂
Tara: I mean, it’s about as dirty as it can get and still have an R rating, but worth the watch
me: am I going to see parts of Seth Rogen that I don’t really want to see?
Tara: actually, you don’t see much of Seth Rogen
Tara: you do end up seeing an awful lot of Jason Mewes though (as in Jay from Jay and Silent Bob)
me: ooooh… uhhhhh… how much of Jason Mewes?
me: and am I going to like him in this movie? I detest Jay
Tara: um, just about all of him, if not actually all of him
Tara: he’s not really a Jay in this movie but he is kind of a freak
me: I… wow. OK. There might have to be alcohol involved
Tara: as in, yes, you actually see his peepee
me: hee!
me: you said peepee
Tara: that was the point
Tara: I think you will be surprised. It is actually a surprisingly cute movie.
Tara: (and stay through the credits.)
me: OMG
me: I read that and thought you were going to say it was a surprisingly cute peepee
Tara: oh LAWLLL!
me: to which I was going to have to scream just alittle
Tara: /dies
me: hee!
me: I’m so putting this on my blog!

Bad Blogger, no cookie!

Wow, over a month since I posted? I’m lame. I blame all the yarn there is to be knit, all the hockey there is to be played and watched, all the italian lessons trhere are to take, and all of the books that there are to be read. And probably other things as well, but those are my main ones right now.
What’s that you say? Post about those things? Well, okay… I guess I could… since I’m already working on a hockey post anyway…
If you’re still out there reading this, you rock.