friday five.
1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)?
i like satirical news and local free-press.
2. What is your favorite novel?
a book that i’ve read over and over and over again, with the spine of an old man and pages falling out, is James and the Giant Peach.
3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)
with a complementary tattoo to match:

Hug o’ War
I will not play at Tug o’ War
I’d rather play at Hug o’ War,
Where everyone hugs instead of tugs
Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses and everyone grins
And everyone cuddles and everyone wins.

4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?
the bible. ferreals. i’d like to understand it better.
5. What are you currently reading?
i’ve got a book about the guy who invented the first computer which is 1/4 done, and the new WiReD sitting on the coffeetable waiting to be read.

And so it starts

Our lease is from Aug 15 to Aug 14. We were asked to re-sign (if we had planned on it) or not re-sign our lease by Jan 15 of this year. How does /anyone/ think 8 months in advance in regards to living spaces? Unless, of course, you own. So, today is the first of hopefully not too many “showings” of our apartment. I think it’s creepy. I mean, strangers and some rental agency guy who doesn’t know us are traipsing through the house.. looking at our things, seeing how it’s (poorly) arranged (because there is room for nothing). I’m hoping the lack of a utility closet won’t deter them from signing right away. I mean, our mops, brooms, ironing board and vaccuums are scattered throughout the living space in such a way that it either looks like we clean every day, or there just isn’t anywhere to put them when they’re not in use. The second scenario is more accurate.
This brings me to my point of excitement to move. Not to actually move, but to relocate to a place that I believe Kurt and I will be at for a long time. We’ll have a dining room! I am so excited. Also, since we’re friends with the homeowner, he’s allowing me to construct a full-on floor to ceiling bookshelf in said dining room. He’s got one in his flat already, so I’ll have a plan to go by. But, really, I hate moving.


It seems like everyone is just kinda “blah” lately. I’m attributing it to the mid-febblues. I finally brought lunch today. After spending $4.25 on a sourdough baguette with hummus and roasted red peppers yesterday, I’ve decided that my boycott needs more stringent sticking-to. I’m such a snot. I’m going to a baby shower this weekend and want to think of something cute and nice to give to the mom-to-be. Something not child related.. more like something for her. Lucky for me, she just took up knitting. :)


Today is the first day in a lonnnnng time that I’ve just not wanted to be at work. I kinda knew this would happen after becoming a “regular full time employee”. It’s a mental hurdle that I must overcome. I promise, no more workblogs. This last weekend went really fast.. almost unfortunately so, but Kurt and I got in some good QT and some pool playing. We also had a pretty good breakfast at Barber’s out between Stoughton and McFarland. We might find ourselves there for dinner some night. Mom was raving about the Wednesday spaghetti dinner. :) On the knitting front, Kurt’s skullcap/beanie was completed on Saturday. I’ll get a picture up soon, if he’ll remove it long enough for me to take it!

I keep forgetting

to drink water when it’s dark out. I drink my share of water all day at work (after the coffee is consumed), but once I leave work, that life-responsibility leaves me. I fear that with tax return in hand, I will spend the day on eBay getting things that I don’t need. You know I will.


If you haven’t already, file your wisco taxes online. I had mine prepared and filed last Sunday and the refund was deposited into my checking account /yesterday/! Anyhow, I’m all for online transactions. Now for the Friday Five.
1. What is your most prized material possession?
I’m pretty proud of the computer that I built and maintain and paid for and sold my soul to get the coolest monitor. I think this is a good possession because it’s not like a Ferrari or a boat.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?
I have this lamp that was my moms with a plastic shade that has painted on mushrooms and foliage. I’ve had it since I was about 15. Most of my other childhood possessions (dolls, toys, bears) were ruined in a flood in mom’s old basement about 4 years ago… I’m not broken up about it.
3. Are you a packrat?
Sometimes. I try to go through things and donate them if I haven’t looked at it for over 6 months.
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?
I think the only rooms that need to be clean are the kitchen and bathroom. This is where very important and sanitary things occur.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?
It’s a mixture of things that really need to be put in my car and taken to St. Vinny’s this Sunday.

Sorry cats!

Too busy! This is so weird. Nothing at all has really changed in my actual responsibilities between being “temporary” and “permanent”. Though, for some reason, now that I am permanent, I’m all busy and crap. It’s like I magically inherited more respect and responsibility. Weird? Yes.


Some days I really like this place. The people, mostly, but this company also has good vision and quality product. Other days I wish I had the gumption to follow through with the 5year goal (which, incidentally, is scheduled to expire in a year). I think it’ll turn, slowly, into an 8year goal. I need to get my feet wet here for a little while. Onward and upward.