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Jan. 28th, 2010 01:33 pm
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Our kitchen needs more storage and work space. This would do the job nicely.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80158416
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New apartment is FINALLY DONE. Moving in shall commence soon. As in, within the week. Or I go for blood.
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A crock pot. No question.
A blender.
A dishwasher that works! (probably not gonna happen)
Mirrors.
A scarf rack (pegboard-ish)
A corkboard to go behind my desk.
More potted herbs!
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1) boyfriend. Still with Jay. It's awesome.
2) family. Sometimes their political views confuse me, but they are an awesome family and we have lots of fun and I love them, so it evens out.
3) friends. I've been hermit-ish lately. I need to work on that.
4) kitty. Registering him with the town. His health seems good, although he's down a pound to 11 since we moved. Will be asking the vet for advice when I pick up his special food this Saturday.
5) apartment. The landlord has been having trouble getting the contractors to do the work on the new apartment up to standard, so we haven't moved into it yet. It's supposed to happen at the end of this month now. Frustrating, since I can't unpack my stuff. Also, what is wrong with contractors? This has been since June.
6) job. Working for the SSAT Board - www.ssat.org - as someone who is not a fan at all of the way the current private school system functions, it's a weird job for me. But I get to treat private school parents like they're not special, so that's nice.* A couple of my coworkers have some religious and philosophical views that I find...well, frankly insane, but they're all really nice and we still have plenty of good conversations when we're not busy on the phones.
7) health. I'm doing research on private health insurance. I'm pretty sure that I can afford it while I'm on this temp assignment, but it's what happens after this job ends in February that has me worried. It takes 3-6 weeks on average to find me a new job, and unemployment pays less than half of what I earned. I'll have to see what kind of savings I can build up.
8) money. I have no bad debt, and $1200 left on my student loan. So this insurance thing is possible.
9) politics. On www.politicalcompass.org, I graph as -7.8, -3.5. I'm pro public funding (within reason), pro choice, AND pro death penalty. Hi, I'm weird.
10) WoW (that's World of Warcraft, relatives!). My night elf druid hit level 60, and I made a death knight. I love this game.

*My issue is multi-faceted. Why do private schools that receive tuition from parents also receive any government funding? This takes funding away from public and special-needs schools. Also, and this is one problem that I can't fathom a way out of, private schools existing contributes to the deterioration of public schools. Think about it: if parents counldn't remove their kids from the public system, they'd be more willing to approve tax increases that go to the funding of public schools. There are flaws there, but the argument is basically sound. Problem is, some public schools have gotten so bad from lack of funding that parents would riot if they had to send their kids there now. What do you do?

***Kevin makes a really good point about this in the comments. Read before you reply!***
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Things I will have in the new apartment: a Crock Pot and a large sautee pan. I mean large. LARGE.
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Enough with socially conscious dialogue! Time to just ramble.

Actually, I'm not dirty at all. But I am kind of a hippie.

I bought a jar of dandelion leek miso at the whole food store yesterday and had a spoonful with my steamed rice and veggies...and it was so satisfying I didn't need seconds. O.O Also, it was delicious.

I'm still using the Aveeno stuff for sensitive skin even though the rash is gone, and my skin is clearer and softer than it's been since I was in college and had no stress.

And in WOW, my level 30 druid is more than halfway to the achievement: "To All the Squirrels I've Loved Before," which involves /love-ing a bunch of low-level critters.

I wonder if I can get a WOW gnome figurine for when I start my balcony garden...
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With thanks to my boyfriend and my roommate, my apartment is clean and ready for tomorrow. Now I just have to get the rest of the food.
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I am clean and dressed. My bed is made. I have cleaned the toilet. As seen below, I have completed a photo and video update. I have eaten breakfast and taken my vitamins. I have read through Google News.

Cozy

Jan. 14th, 2009 11:07 am
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Jay brought me a space heater.

I haven't been turning my heat up...in my drafty, drafty apartment. So most days, I've been too cold to do anything except curl up under a blanket or get the hell out. The last gas bill was $268. I only pay half of that, but still. Insane for an apartment.

But now I can put the space heater in any room I'm in, and be warm enough to get things done.

It's the little things.

My little heater that could )
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Wanna really prove you're a man? Hand wash and then wring out an oversized chenille sweater.

Buhguh

Dec. 11th, 2008 09:42 pm
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No Junkyard tonight, which is fine with me, really. I'm exhausted. Didn't get the chips project done, which means no $100.00 this week. Which sucks as I could really use that money. But I'm not starving, so yay.

Gonna go take a shower and then geek out with the roomie to the tune of Portal, Allison Weir, and Comedy Central.

Figured out tags. Behold! A tag cloud to the lower left of my journal!
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Tick tick tick and the world turns around and the same old people blow back into town.


Actually getting over this cold now. Jason bought me a humidifier on Sunday. He's a wonderful human being.

Vacuumed the whole house for the first time in way too long.

Man I wish I had a scanner.
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Things I need to do tomorrow:
Call Dr. Tjoa's office
Call CVS
Finish any housework I didn't get to tonight

Things to do tonight:
Scoop catboxes
Put away laundry
Dishes
Clean, especially vacuum

Also: I'm going to QXT on Saturday. Anyone want to join me?

Sproing!

Mar. 20th, 2008 06:44 pm
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Happy spring, all!

I've begun cleaning, of which this place is in desperate need.  After getting the place spruced up, I intend to clean out my nightstand and storage tub...I'm pretty much cleaned out on everything else.

My cubicle is beginning to look like it's mine.

10 more treatments and Flap's ears will be done.  They're already looking a lot better.

Jason is coming tonight! Perhaps sushi?

And then?

Mar. 7th, 2008 10:46 am
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I had a wonderful day yesterday. My job interview went really well; in fact, they want me back on Wednesday morning to meet with the head of operations. I spent lunch with my mom and Aunt Diane, who is in her third week of chemotherapy and needed some cheering up. Interesting fact: chemo changes the way food tastes, so a lot of cancer patients need company to distract them and make them feel like eating. I went home and took a nap, then met up with Melissa and Claire at the Junkyard for possibly my last trip there. I've hit the point where I don't like college bars anymore...I've been to enough 21st birthday parties; I don't need those of random strangers inflicted on my evening. But, it was fun, and I danced up a sweat.

Today, it's still morning and I've already done everything productive that I can do today. Applied for jobs, bought groceries, cleaned...my last recourse is webcomics.

And my book. But I don't want to go through it too fast, since I can't afford to buy any more for a while.
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Interview today at 2:30 for a job I really want.

I just finished a bit of cleaning. I didn't vacuum the whole apartment, nor did I re-Comet the bathtub...but other than that it's back where it should be.

Mudflap and Rocky are sitting in my open window (screened), meowing and clicking at the birdies they want to hunt. It's pretty cool having all this roof right there. Maybe in a few months, when things are settled, I'll get a birdfeeder.

Petco carries catnip spray. The only ingredients are water and catnip oil, so it's as safe as whatever you spray it on. Plus it smells nice...more minty than dried nip.

Anniversary

Mar. 1st, 2008 03:19 pm
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It's March first. I've been in this apartment since March 1, 2007. I've had a home for a year now.

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