snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (LoVe -- feelings journal (cuethepulse))
Hmmm, what to post, what to post.

My plans for today are loading the dishwasher, attempting record some of Veronica off of the DVR and washing towels. Fun fun fun.

I do want to make a run to the bookstores to check out any new releases. According to my iCal, nothing should be coming out for at least another week or so, but there could be some stragglers or late releases.

I also want to try to watch my disks of Saiyuki, but I can't do anything else while I'm doing it due to the subtitles.

Well, I need to catch up on some of my FL and then try to get done what I need to do for today.

Remember, it's not too late to vote to name my iPod! So far, D-Snap and Seiryuu are neck and neck!

Word of the day: palatable
Pronounciation: /PAL-a-ta-bel/
adj: *1: agreeable to the palate or taste
2: agreeable or acceptable to the mind
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Hakuryuu -- vacation (tad_coast))
OK, it's a bit... odd to be sitting here in the living room, typing this post during the middle of the weekday. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, it's just odd is all.

I have a lot of stuff I want to try to get done today, but I don't know how much of it I'll actually be able to get done. I have to at least clean the kitchen floor today. There's some computer stuff I'd like to try to do as well as searching for stuff for ATACT. Urg. I don't plan on actually going anywhere, but that could change as well. I may at least grab lunch.

The one bad thing about using a client is that there's no spell check, so I have to try and visually catch things and I have a tendency to miss them. So if you notice any typos, I give my apologies.

Yesterday I saw the cutest little puppy!! She's a little Yorkie and utterly adorable! Her name is Saleen and I was able to hold her and she licked my fingers. She's one of those dogs that you can carry in a bag everywhere. *squish*

And I was able to catch the Golden Globes the other night. Most of the movies I'd heard of, but never seen, so it really didn't mean much to me. I was thrilled that Ugly Betty won as did America Fererra. She's so cute! The girl who was interviewing her was a ditz, though.

Well, I suppose I better get cracking if I want to get done what I need to get done today.

Word of the day: anomalous
adj: irregular
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (LoVe -- feelings journal (cuethepulse))
Work went well today. It was nice to se everyone again. It was a bit surreal though, seeing another girl in my "spot." She seemed nice, though. I was really busy today. My feet were hurting by the end of the day, though. Next week, I'm for sure gonna wear more cushion-y shoes.

Tomorrow I hve the day off, which will be nice. I have quite a few things I want to get done, so hopefully I can be able to do it in the time I have. I wnt to transfer some more files from Snoopy, plus I need to clean the kitchen floor since we're having company coming next week. I also want to check-out our work-out room we have as well as perhaps watching some episodes of Veronica mars that I'm never able to watch on Tuesdays.

[ profile] kawaiiayu, I tried to IM you yesterday, but you were deep into your X-Files nirvana, so I wasn't able to contact you.

I fell asleep during Bible Study tonight. It was a video series we've been doing and I was curled up on the couch, plus I was tired from work today, so it was inevitable.

Word of the day: deprecate
v: to express disapproval of
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (L Lives!!)
Yesterday's Bible Study went kind of long. Not due to the lesson, but to a general discussion afterwards. I kinda dozed off and on because it was getting kind of late.

Not much going on today except swinging by the bookstore. It'll be nice to get out of the house some.

I read some of DN 7 last night. I didn't get very far mostly because it was getting late and mostly because I'm dreading what's coming next. I didn't get this far in the scanlations, so certain parts are a bit new to me. I will say this though, Light is an arrogant SOB.

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. Just a routine check-up on my Crohn's. It should be OK though since I have a very mild form of it, unlike the son of my mom's friend. He's got a really bad form of it.

Trivia of the day: One way birds learn is by trial and error. Scientists have discovered that many of their learned motor patterns are linked to appetite. For instance, young doves must learn to drink water. The pecking of domestic chicks improves about 30 hours after hatching. They snatch up a grain with increased efficiency. Simple trial-and-error learning is also believed to be very important in birds' nest-building.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kureno -- color (flamika))
I had some ducks outside my window this morning being very vocal. I had to rap on the window to get them to knock it off. Stupid quackers...

Anyway, I have my evening all set for Friday night. I even have a coupon for the pizza I'm gonna order. Yay!

I have to go to do some errands today as well as stop by the bookstore to see what has come in. I'll try to reign myself in. I will admit to behaving myself very well recently, but only because I've had to.

I haven't had any comments to my posts recently. I know that sometimes there are lag times and that people have lives. If only I didn't angst about it. I mean, not totally, but just a twinge here and there.

OK, time for some pics. They're not random, but a few are some projects I've done, some are birthday related and one is for amusement.

One finished scarf. Not to bad, eh? Ignore the fact that one end is wider than the other...

Read more... )

Well, I plan to peruse my FL and eventually change my Bishie of the Month banner on my userinfo page, so I'm going to toddle off now!

Trivia of the day: The brilliant colors in a hummingbird's feather are created by tiny platelets that resemble a pancake filled with air bubbles. They are called "interference colors," and are much like the shimmering colors seen in a soap bubble or in a drop of oil.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (SV -- Clark (cool_rush))
Dad, your package arrived yesterday and now it's sitting on a chair in the dining room, taunting me seductively. Mom says I can't open it until Thursday and I just know she's gonna make me wait until she gets home from work, the meanie.

I've been toying with buying more icon space with my LJ Gift Certificate. It costs $10 for a years worth and the Gift Certificate is for $15 and it can only be used once. But I'm seriously considering it. But since I have 112 already, I wonder if I could actually buy more or if there's a limit.

And you all are undoubtedly curious as to my subject line. Well... my friend Stampers has started on her 'Keeper' story on ATACT and one of the characters from the original book series is Dean McIssac, a very attractive young man who happens to be extremely sweet and well intentioned. So, a good target for stalking. He also happens to look a lot like Tom Welling in my mind's eye (thus the userpic), so that just makes him all the more drool-iscious. Now, ordinarily I'm not one to objectify anyone, but I figure us women have had our fair share of it, so now it's the guys' turn. Besides, a bunch of us on there are fully armed hormone bombs as it is.

I was successful in my hard drive clean up yesterday. Well, not a "clean up" in the truest sense of the word, more like some image saving and removal. Now maybe I have some more space. Maybe.

I think mom deleted to rest of the 'Angel' episodes I had waiting for me on the DVR. *grumbles* I hadn't watched them yet either...

And I haven't been getting a lot of comments on my journal recently. I know there are certain lag times and stuff, but it kind of makes me wonder if anyone is reading.

As for today, I need to take a shower, clean the kitchen floor and... that's about it. Maybe I'll actually get around to watching my 'Fushigi Yuugi' DVD's so I can turn them in. But I've said that before...

Trivia of the day: The dark spots on the moon that create the benevolent "man in the moon" image are actually basins filled 3 to 8 kilometers deep with basalt, a dense mineral, which causes immense gravitation variations.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kureno -- color (flamika))
We have a cook-out today for out Bible Study group. We're going to be starting back up again since the summer's almost 'over.' School here starts on the 7th, which seems odd to me since when I was in school it started much later. Strange...

I was able to finish up my Furuba Jyuunishi bookmarks yesterday. They didn't turn out too bad. It took me a bit to do them, though. I had to print them off (since there's a total of 15 of them, I had to print off about five sheets with three bookmarks per page). Then I had to cut them all out, trim them, laminate them, cut them out again and trim them again. Phew! Plus, I was feeling a bit light headed since I hadn't eaten yet. But, they're finished and looking decent, so it was pretty worth it. I may give them out to my Furuba fans, if anyone wants any. I have all the Jyuunishi plus Tohru, Kyo and Akito, so...

My scarf is really coming along. I still have a ways to go yet, but it probably won't take me all too long to finish it. Then I have to see about the fringe...

I just found out my dad and step-mother are going to be going to Germany to visit my German "brother." I'm a little disappointed, actually. I've mentioned quite a few times that if they ever decided to go, that I'd like to go with them since 1. I've never been out of the country (and the few times we drove through Canada doesn't count, IMHO) and 2. I have family connections in Germany. Most of my mother's side of my family came from Germany. My great-grandfather (my grandmother's father) actually was born over there, so it has a bit of sentimentality to it...

I'll probably get over it eventually, but I'll probably never get another chance to go. Oh well. Life's full of disappointment, and I know I've had my fair share already.

*reads* God, I sound whiny. OK. Shutting up now.

Today, I have a few minor housekeeping things to do. I want to try to save some of my image files onto CD-ROM sometime as well as some other things so that I can maybe free up some space on my hard drive. Do I want to attempt to defrag? I dunno yet.

Trivia of the day: From 1941 until 1950, violet was part of the color mixture for "M&M's"® Plain Chocolate Candies. Violet was replaced by tan. <-- I dunno why. Violet is so much prettier than plain ol' tan
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Mustang and Hawkeye (undeadmiko))
Annnnnd, today starts off our 'Veronica Mars' quote week. Today's is from Season One Episode 2 "Credit Where Credit's Due." Man, how I love Wikiquote...

And let us start things off with a nice ol' weekend outline, shall we? I know you just peed your pants in all the excitement.


Movie night! We watched POTC in order to prep ourselves to see the second one which just came out. Plus, it's a fun movie to watch. Orlando Bloom can swash my buckle anytime...


The majority of the day was spent... in pajamas. Exciting, eh? But we cleaned ourselves up and prepared ourselves for dinner with some friends of ours. It was very nice. The food was good and the company was very pleasant. We stayed until almost eleven. We talked, we saw some photos from their honeymoon as well as the proofs of the wedding pictures. A good time was had by all...


Morning was church. OomA wasn't there like last weekend. *siiiigh* My old boss was there though. He hadn't been to our church in quite some time, so it was kinda nice to see him there (along with his lady friend).

Afternoon, we stopped by the storage place and dropped a few things off. Next weekend sometime we're gonna have to take out our sleeping bags since there's gonna be a local ladies retreat two weekends from now. Thing is, they're kinda buried underneath a bunch of stuff. I sure hope we don't have any more we need to put in there, because it's almost filled to bust already.

We then went to get a few things at the grocery store and then we made our way home.

Most of the afternoon I spent catching up on my FL and reading some. I read vol. 9 of the FMA manga, and I will say this, I was really disappointed in Roy. I'll go into further detail on my Greatest Journal (which I've decided to transform into my anime/manga journal. Nothing against [ profile] ryudoshi, but I dislike having to sign out of this account and resigning into the other one. Too much hassle, especially since I use this one more). I will say this, though. Ed has some of the greatest expressions of any manga character I know. Three panels of him expressing his extreme nonverbal displeasure of discovering Ling is the same age as him yet about a foot taller. Hee!

Today I need to go and pick up my prescription and that's about it. I want to try to conserve gas, so I'm not driving any more than I have to. Oh, and my "Check Engine" light went out. We discovered it was probably from emissions, so we switched to a different grade gas and it seemed to help. Good! It saved me from a $75 diagnostic fee!

Trivia of the day: California sea otters spend almost all of their time in the water. Alaska sea otters often sleep, groom, and nurse on land.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Spring (ceruleansan))
First of all, I just want to thank everyone who responded to my post yesterday with their support. I really appreciated it. *group hug* Things are better now. I think it's mostly because mom's under a lot of stress at her job and it kind of overflows into other areas.

We have a family of birds nesting somewhere I think. They're outside our bedroom windows chirping their little hearts out and we have no idea where they are. Maybe I should get Kureno to help me find them...

Mom spent most of the time yesterday after work trying to figure out how to get our DVD recorder to work. We have some things saved on our DVR that we want to try to burn onto discs so that we can erase them from the DVR, but we need to figure out how to do that. She did figure out how to copy something from a VCR tape onto a DVD, so that one thing tackled. Something else that needs to be figured out is how to do our surround sound. Technology. They say it's supposed to make our lives easier, but only if you can figure out how to use it.

This morning I passed by a dead kitty on the road while I was taking mom to work. I went another way on the way back, because I didn't want to see it again. T_T

Today I need to go to the bank as well as make a few phone calls. I guess I need to get off my duff so I can read through my FL and take a shower...

Trivia of the day: Because orange roughy grows slowly — the average fish is between 30 and 50 years old — the New Zealand government has imposed fishing restrictions. Consequently, the fish is not as abundant in stores as during the 1980's.

snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Amon -- smexy)
I've got a ton of stuff I need to do today.

For instance, I need to drop off our rent check, get gas, drop of the cable bill, get some minor groceries, get mom's birthday card and possibly eat lunch. On top of that, I'm also doing laundry and need to call/stop by the temp agency sometime today. "Stop the world! I wanna get off!"

I was on a bishie banner making frenzy yesterday. I've gotten quite a few of them done, and a few I have to make yet. Anyway, I'm all set for at least a little while anyway.

Tomorrow is our church's family picnic. Mom and I are in charge of the water balloons. Heh heh. After there, we're going to my aunt's for a birthday cookout. So tomorrow is gonna be busy. Which reminds me, I need to shave or else I'll start to look like Jocko the Woodswoman.

We dropped the truck we borrowed yesterday. First we washed it in the automatic car wash. That thing is pretty nifty. (I washed mine as well since we were there). We headed to the drop off point, when mom said she forgot to get gas, so I parked my car and we headed off. She got some gas, but when she started the engine, the needle didn't go all the way to full, so she turned it off and put more gas in it. Like about 6.5 (24.6L) gallons worth. We then went back and dropped it off and we went to Another friend's of our to drop off the keys to give back to the owner once they returned. Then we went home. I told her that the whole situation was like a comedy of errors or something.

Trivia of the day: If an object has no molecules, the concept of temperature is meaningless. That's why it's technically incorrect to speak of the "cold of outer space" — space has no temperature, and is known as a "temperature sink," meaning it drains heat out of things.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Mahiro/Benitora -- wasted (xskadi))
Well, here I am, actually able to use my computer in the privacy of my own room. Ahhh, what a wonderful feeling. I still need to get a new desk since the one I had was too big. I want one of those computer armoires. The ones that are vertical instead of horizontal. Saves space that way. At the moment, my monitor is sitting on my TV tray and I have to sit on a stool on the floor since we only had one computer chair and I gave it to mom for her to use. It's interesting to say the least.

The move itself went well. I mean, we have a lot of sifting through things to do since we moved from a three-bedroom house into a two-bedroom apartment. But hey, a roof over one's head is a roof over one's head. A lot of stuff is going to have to go into storage though. I almost have my room put together, but there's still some left to go. I need to seriously organize my closet. I have most of my books on my bookself and I have to put my manga away yet. I have to think about where to put them. At the moment, they're sitting in plastic storage containers on my floor. I'll be taking pictures of the process to post later on.

Mom got frustrated a few times when putting together the futon in her bedroon in order for her to sleep and also when she had to move the washing maching from where it was in the bathroom into the utility closet, hence the title of my journal entry.

I hope everyone is doing well. I can't read all of the entries you all posted while I was gone, since I have a lot of errands to do today. So I have to limit myself to the weekend stuff. If there is anything in particular you want me to read, you'll have to link it to me.

Fandom-wise, I was able to catch the episodes of my different shows, so I'm pretty happy about that. I can't really go into much detail right now since it's quite a lot to go through, but I will say, I was both surprised and happy about the season finale of 'Veronica Mars'. The LoVe shipper in me was very happy...

I was able to see the scans the final chapters of SDK and DN. I liked how SDK ended. I found it to be very satisfying at any rate. I see icons in the future I think... I haven't read the translation for DN yet, so I'm not really decided on it yet.

I've got quite a bit I have to do today. I have to go out and run a few errands as well as try and organize some things in here yet. I won't be able to do them tomarrow since I won't have my car, so it's either today or Wednesday and I'd rather do them today.

Oh, I also learned how to properly crochet from my aunt, and I'm picking it up pretty well. I hope to make a scarf. A real one this time, not the mess I tried before...

Trivia of the day: Bugs hold special places in the hearts of many Japanese, who often keep crickets, beetles and fireflies as pets. Their calls are considered soothing and remind the nature-loving Japanese of a simpler, less hectic age. <-- Yay! Another Japanese trivia!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kyo -- present (ceruleansan))
Ugh. Yesterday I was trying real hard not to have an anxiety attack. Time is inching by closer and closer to when we have to be out of here, and yet we don't know if our apartment will be ready in time. I hate this not knowing crap. I've had to much of it already...

Anyway, onto my weekend. The Retreat was very nice. I enjoyed myself quite a bit. I didn't stay as long for this one as I did the last one because we weren't in charge of a craft so we didn't need to be there for both weekends. The speaker wasn't too bad. Then again, I'm not one for speakers anyway... The songs were pretty good. They played grandma's favorite hymn (which tied into the theme) and it was very emotional for mom and I. I really like the nighttime activities the most. There was a movie and a hayride. And there's a new fire pit too. If I had known about it ahead of time, I might've brought some marshmallows for roasting. I did go on the hayride. It was a lot of fun. I love doing that sort of thing. Afterwards, I went to finish the rest of the movie that was showing. It was 'The Secret Garden' (the theme of the retreat was a garden theme), which I hadn't seen in quite a while. I always really liked it. The next day (Sunday), there was a short morning session and then there was more 'classes'. We went to the grieving class. It was pretty interesting, although it was mostly stuff I had heard before when I was volunteering at the Berevement Group. I had only bought a couple of things when I was there, so I was pretty proud of myself. Usually I tend to buy a ton of stuff.

Today I have what seems like a million things to do. I need to go back to the temp agency and drop my resume off since I don't know if they got it when I e-mailed them. Then I have to go to the bank, maybe get something to eat, drop by this office where I may have to sub for a friend of ours and then get some grocery items. Which is partially why I started early today.

Fandom stuff has been relatively quiet so far. I mean, I keep checking, but nothing new has come to the stores as of yet, so I don't get anything. I did join the TOWNL forum (mostly so I could see the Mikami cover of DN 11). I just need to find a sig banner and an icon for it and I think I'll be set. While I'm out today, I may look to see what's out by now.

[ profile] xskadi, [ profile] zelamenomiko do you know if the latest chapter of SDK has been released yet and I missed it? Since things seem to be winding down, I just want to make sure I'm caught up on everything...

Later on today, mom and I plan on hauling more stuff out to the storage place. And eventually this week I need to burn some backup files from my computer so that I can have them just in case something goes wrong (GodIHopenot) when we move.

Trivia of the day: Birds may travel great distances on their migrations. The Arctic Tern travels from the top of the world - the Arctic, to the bottom - the Antarctic, round trip in a single year - 25,000 miles in all!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (VM -- LoVe Passion (sweet100x100))
I've been trying to figure out how to get my BitTorrent to work, to no avail. It doen't help matters any that I'm such a techno-virgin that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. Most everyone on my FL seems to have figured it out, because they seem to be downloading (and watching) all sorts of stuff. I think I need to get a client of some sort, but I have no idea where to look for one. I don't want it just for anime, mind you. Lately I've been wanting to download some Season One episodes of 'Veronica Mars.' I did put the DVD set on my birthday list, but that's a ways away yet. *siiiiigh* If only I could mainline it straight to my brain, kinda like in the 'Matrix.'

Speaking of which, I told mom last night, on no uncertain terms, that we need to get home tonight before 9:00 for 'Veronica Mars.' I mean, I like the fact that it's on Tuesdays again and doesn't conflict with 'Lost,' but it does conflict with Bible Study. It'd be a lot easier if either of our VCR's had timers that worked, but no. That would be too easy, wouldn't it?

Sometime today, since I can't go anywhere due to my car being borrowed, I need to start packing up some of the stuff in my room that I accumulated during these few months we've been staying here. Plus, I want to burn some CD's of stuff so I can free up some space on my harddrive as well as have a backup of stuff for when we have to disconnect for the move. Tomorrow I have the orientation at the Temp Agency, and I don't know how long that will take.

Well, that's all for today! See you all tomorrow! *mutters* Man, I need to think of a better sign off...

Trivia of the day: Sunflower seeds in a bird feeder will attract the greatest variety of wild birds.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Hotohori)
Friday already? Seems strange for some reason. Mom did say that we'd go see 'Ice Age 2' on Saturday. I liked the first one, so I think I'll like this one, too.

The only thing I have to do today is go to the bank and clean strawberries. I told mom it was her turn, but she fobbed them off on me (of course).

I found my disks for FY, so I need to get busy and watch them... maybe on Monday. *folds like a bad Poker hand*

I want to work more on my Jiro/Mitsuko story on ATACT. I wrote some of it on Wednesday and I'm itching to add more, but I have to flesh it out some more. *itch* *itch* *itch*

Not a whole lot going on, fandom wise. I need to write up my summary/thoughts on Furuba 13 still, but I don't know when I'll be motivated enough to do it. I have icon ideas still, but they're not champing at the bit to be made quite yet.

I did burn the DN fanmix yesterday. That was a bit of an interesting adventure. At first, my CD burner program said the disk I wanted to use wasn't big enough. Horse hockey. It was an 80 minute one, and the total song minute was just over 75. However, I didn't want to argue with it, so I got another one, a CD-RW to burn it on. It said the same thing, so I 'erased' a blank disk and that time, it did it. Once I finished, it said, it probably wouldn't play on a regular CD player. So I tested it, and sure enough, it wouldn't. So I trashed that one, got one of my originals out, and burned it one there, without it giving me any grief over the size. So, a CD was successfully burned (and tested). After that, I burned a CD-ROM of pictures I had taken from my digicam for mom since she said she wanted one.

Well, that's it for me today. I hope everyone has a pleasant weekend!

Trivia of the day: Duroc is one American breed of hardy hogs having drooping ears – it was allegedly named after the horse owned by the hog's breeder.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kureno -- color (flamika))
Blargh! Man, my allergies are attacking me almost full force. I had to stop taking the allergy stuff I was on, because it was making me extremely thirsty. I like Spring, because the weather starts to warm up some but, conversely, things begin to bloom... and pollinate. Excuse me a min-- AHHHH-CHOOOOOO!!!!!! *sniffles* Sorry 'bout that...

I didn't get the DN fanmix unzipped and burned yesterday. I want to do that today as well as burn some pictures I downloaded from my camera so I can give them to mom. Maybe I can actually get around to watching more 'Fushigi Yuugi' before my 'Dirty Dancing' urge kicks in... I've got it bad lately...

Rin was waiting for me by the door yesterday. I must not have seen her, because someone brought her in. I'm so sorry, Rin. I'll not get into a lot of detail at the moment (hopefully I'll be able to post on [ profile] ryudoshi). I will say this, though: KURENO!!!!!!! *squeee*

I think I have all of my birthday list compiled so I can send it off to my dad soon. It's mostly DVD box sets...

Today I have laundry to do and I need to go to the bank tomorrow and ask about a few things as well make a deposit.

Trivia of the day: In fourteenth-century England, the number of males named Robert, William, Henry, John, or Richard averaged 2 out of every 3.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (ES -- Awakening (xskadi))
The thing that makes me dislike being female at times has come upon me. The Red Tide®. It doesn't seem as bad this time around. It tends to vary. But, it came before the wedding, so I'm happy.

I think mom's car has officially bit the dust. We picked it up yesterday and she had me follow her just in case, and when we pulled up to the house, she said it stalled out on her four times. So yeah, I think it's DOA. Which means, that I'm going to be the lucky individual playing chauffeur. Goody. The lady we live with did say that she has an extra car that her daughter used to drive that she still pays the insurance for and she said she'd consider letting mom borrow it for a bit. I hope it's before she leaves on vacation tomorrow. *crosses fingers* Getting up early does not make Snap a happy individual.

I went through my magazines yesterday and cut out the articles and whatnot that I wanted to keep. It freed up quite a bit of space for me in the one box. But it'll probably get filled pretty quickly though if I know me and my hoarding tendency.

Today I'm going to do stuff that I need to do around the house (like laundry) and maybe try to write more of the story I need to on ATACT. Plus some scanning I want to do as well as start on some icons. I spent a good deal of time yesterday looking up FMA sites due to the wicked cliffhanger we left on on Saturday. So cruel. The end is coming though, like one more episode.

Here's something I snagged from [ profile] flamika and [ profile] kawaiiayu:

Give me a testimonial to go in my userinfo, please~? ♥

I really hope to get some responses too. I'm kinda curious as to what y'all say...

Trivia of the day: Increasing herbicide use has created a jungle of at least 48 "super-weeds" that are resistant to chemicals.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Howl -- Magic (llamafaaace))
I'm waiting for a phone call to tell me that my car's been fixed. Hopefully it'll fall under warranty so I don't have to pay for it. *crosses fingers* So I can't take my shower just yet until they call, because knowing my luck, they'll call while I'm in the shower... It shouldn't take too long to fix, but I know nothing about this sort of thing, so who knows.

We got quite a bit accomplished yesterday. My aunt and I were in the kitchen mostly doing the cleaning (it was the dirtiest). I cleaned the dryer, the refrigerator, the dishwasher and wiped down the cabinets while my aunt concentrated on the stove. It took her quite some time to do it, too. It was pretty dirty. I think it's because it's a gas stove and natural gas tends to leave residue everywhere, which is one of the reasons I like electric. She cleaned the stove top, the hood, the filter (nasty), the oven, the oven racks, the broiler, the broiler pans and the stove pans. A very time consuming job to say the least. While we were doing that, my uncle was cleaning most of the rest of the place. The master bathroom (mostly the shower), the windows and vacuumed. He also switched the shower head in the master bath. It may not seem like a lot written down, but it was. We have to go back on Wednesday and do some finishing up, mostly the counter tops and the floors. Plus we have to turn the keys in by then. It'll seem so strange to see it completely cleaned out and empty. And after Wednesday, I'll never go there again. That'll really seem odd.

I got 'Lady and the Tramp' yesterday. I'm not supposed to tell anyone, so that's why the small font. Shhhhh...

Hopefully today I'll be able to get more reorganizing done for in my room. I need to go through some of my magazines and cut out the articles I really want to keep so I can toss the rest of the magazine. They're taking up a lot of extra space...

Trivia of the day: The dog and the turkey were the only two domesticated animals in ancient Mexico.

'Howl's Moving Castle' is released today!!!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Howl/Sophie -- fateful meeting (_irii_))
OK, I'm trying not to go into anxiety over the fact that mom took my car into work today. Hers is still in the shop. It would've been fixed yesterday, but UPS seemed to have forgotten the part that was needed, so they had to wait until today. *eyeroll* What mom really needs is a new(er) car, but unless it starts to rain money, there's no chance of that happening any time soon. I mean, I know my mom is a good driver, but still... *whines* my caaaaarrrrr!!! *wimpers*

I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to post any of my icons on the [ profile] fruits_basket community or not. I guess I still don't feel confident enough to do it. I'm so indecisive...

I have no idea what I'm going to do today, aside from the few chores I need to do. There was a job fair somewhere today, but (1) since I don't have a car available to use and (2) I need to update my resume still, I don't think I'll be going to that. I suppose I could read and then catch up with some of my DVD's I've been meaning to watch, like more of 'Fushigi Yuugi' and the last disk of 'Samurai Champloo.'

I had a hard time going to sleep last night due to phlegm. I had forgotten to take my night Allegra with the new stuff to help dry you up, so I took that about 12:30 last night and eventually I was able to get to sleep. I may take a nap later on, I don't know yet. Erg.

Trivia of the day: Giant crab spiders have such a ferocious appearance they earned a spot as extras in the horror film Arachnophobia. The creatures, however, eat cockroaches, crickets, and caterpillars, more than compensating for their scary appearance.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Hotohori)
Yesterday, I spent a good portion of an hour fixing some of my colorbars. The majority of them I put up before realizing I should put them onto my own Photobucket account. Thankfully, my Furuba ones I was able to recover and reinstall. I lost one of my Amon ones, my Pip one, my Rei and Kira one and my Kyohei and Sunako one. I'd like to get them back sometime, but I don't know if I can.

I'd also like to post some icons I made on my graphics journal, but I'm still having trouble with that damn icon table. Maybe I should start over again. I went through all of this trouble, and now I can't even use it. Stupid HTML.

The Candlelight Service last night was very nice. It was a bit cold as we were setting out the luminaries, but the hot chocolate afterward made up for it. The two Apple Danishes I had didn't hurt, either. People really liked the luminaries and though it was a very lovely and touching tribute. We may have accidentally forgotten to set one out (which we didn't realize until later). And of course, I felt utterly wretched about it.

Today I have laundry to do as well as make up some labels for gift packages so we can tell who gets what. I also want to see if I can get my image transfer to work so I can upload my pictures. I'm also wanting to reload AIM, but I don't wantto have to pick a new username. I don't know how to keep my old one. *sighs* Not that anyone really IM'd me anyway...

Quote of the day: "Christmas is not a date. It's a state of mind." -- Mary Ellen Chase

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