damn cars.

All I wanted to do was to go shopping for a new satchel. I got no more than 2 blocks from my house and the damn clutch cable snapped. Very irritating.

You know what day it is.

1. You’re going out-of-town for a month and won’t be using your new car. Do you offer it to a friend who needs one?
Why would I buy a new car right before a vacation? Or a “you’re going to SF for a seminar for a month”, which would never happen. But yes, I’d let them use my old crappy car if they really needed it.
2. Your agent helped you when you were struggling. Now a large agency with powerful connections wants you. Do you dump your agent?
Can you rephrase the question?
3. The environmentally friendly laundry detergent costs two dollars more than the regular brand. Do you buy it?
I /have/, but it doesn’t seem to clean as well. I just use the Arm & Hammer brand cuz I’m allergic to all those scents and dyes and stuff.

it’s time for rejoice!

According to the Belief-o-matic, here’s my breakdown of appropriate religiousness (please note that the site explains that “even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa”).:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (92%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (91%)
4. Secular Humanism (84%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
6. Mahayana Buddhism (71%)
7. Neo-Pagan (71%)
8. New Age (70%)
9. Bah�’� Faith (66%)
10. Nontheist (61%)
11. Jainism (60%)
12. Taoism (60%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (58%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
15. New Thought (48%)
16. Jehovah’s Witness (47%)
17. Reform Judaism (42%)
18. Scientology (41%)
19. Hinduism (38%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (37%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%)
22. Sikhism (32%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (25%)
25. Islam (22%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (11%)
27. Roman Catholic (11%)

friday

five. This Friday Five is particularly lame. However, even though I’ve been “talked to” about using unoriginal content, this is for my hardcore blogreaders to participate as well:
1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn’t have breakfast, why not?
I don’t eat breakfast during the week. Partly because I don’t have time and partly because most easy-to-eat breakfasts are sweet (i.e., cereals, waffles, things with syrup) and I am not fond of sweet things.
2. What’s your favorite cereal?
The last time I had cereal, which was forever ago since I also don’t drink milk, was Cheerios.
3. How often do you eat out? Do you want that to change?
We eat out fairly regularly. This doesn’t stop me from complaining about how spinach, garlic, onions and rice can cost a customer $8.95, but you know how it goes.
4. What do you plan on having for dinner tonight? Got a recipe for that?
Hmm. I’ll probably have a poorman’s grilled cheese.
5. What’s your favorite restaurant? Why?
I really like TonTon. Though Kurt and I have been cheating on them by attending dinners at other Japanese restaurants, they’ll always be my favorite. The prices are competative, the fish is cut nicely, the sake is great, and the people know me. Fer chrissakes, there’s a picture of me behind the sushi bar holding a dragon roll. How famous am I? :)

too many celebrations

It amazes me just how frequently I can withstand social settings every single night. Whether it’s hanging out at the Tavern, catching a snack with workmates, or shopping for the latest in wire and bead supplies. I used to be a complete introvert… at least as far as interacting with more than one person. Maybe that’s why I’m an INFP.

this or that

I forgot to do this or that yesterday.
“While you were sleeping” is the theme:
1. Morning or night person?
Very night.
2. Heavy or light sleeper?
Reg’lar
3. Remember your dreams or not?
Yea, but sometimes they’re so real that when I’m driving to work I have to think whether or not they actually happened.
4. Do you need a lot of sleep, or just a little?
I have a 3.5 hour sleep cycle. If I get more than 7 hours, I’m groggy and slow-to-start.
5. Do you need something like a nightlight or TV to sleep, or do you prefer complete darkness?
I don’t like lights on, but I have to have the noise of a fan because of the loud 3rdshift downstairs music playing at 5am neighbor.
6. Flannel sheets or some other kind?
T-shirt sheets. Though, the bed never looks “made” with these kinds of sheets.
7. One pillow, or more?
At least 3, just in case.
8. Bedroom door opened or closed at night?
It depends. If I sleep in my room, it’s open, if I sleep in Kurt’s room, it’s closed.
9. Wrap yourself into blankets like a cocoon, or just cover yourself with them?
Cover. I roll around too much to be wrapped.
10. Alarm clock: wake to music or buzzer?
If I sleep in my room, radio, if I sleep in Kurt’s room, buzzer.

wednesday already?

Really though, I know I complain about being not-so-busy at work.. and it’s really not /that/ bad, but when I am busy, the week just goes by so much faster and I’m just that much closer now to sitting on the couch Saturday morning with my knitting. That’s all I want. Nothing extraordinary has taken place yet this week.. mom, you know what I’m talking about. My work caf� boycott isn’t going so well.. I’ve gotten a salad a day for a couple weeks now. I think I’ll be okay as long as I steer clear of the “specials”.

only so much

There’s only so much yarn a person needs before it looks like they just collect yarn. I’m referring to this (links to ebay auctions removed because they no longer exist). But don’t they look superfun? I love knitting.