nora noodlebutt is a little skittish; we’ve no way of knowing how she was treated before we rescued her, but i’m willing to bet it was pretty awful. she hates the sound of nail guns and truck engine brakes and pretty much anything loud anywhere near her.
when i get home from work, though, she’s the happiest dog ever.
she’s very needy and a little meek. she’s always trying to horn in on any attention being given to jones. so sometimes i’ll slowly start to try to hug her and she, subsequently, slowly slinks away from me. we do this often.
on sunday morning. i knew something was off… i should have stayed home but went to mickey’s for breakfast anyway… i couldn’t eat my waffle for at least an hour. it’s mildly embarrassing and annoying. the second suckiest part about suffering from panic attacks is the pain of waiting for the next one. it’s in the back of your mind all the time.
so, monday morning when i woke up at 3 in a panic and tried my damndest to go back to sleep and by 7 i was certain i could not come to work, i called in and could finally fall back to sleep.
today’s been ok… i’ve kinda felt like i’m about to freak out, but i haven’t. hopefully i can stave off the next one… according to my records, it’s been almost 2 years since my last attack. i thought i was done with ’em. oh, well.
there was something weird in the air at the tavern last night… for a while, i was the only gal at the bar among several males. it felt kind of like i was placed into an experiment. over the course of the evening, while waiting for matt to finish his shift, i had several acquaintances grace me with their presence.
first was micah. he’s a very nice guy who uses only his bike for transportation. we share a taste in electronic music and he usually passes album titles and artists my way. last night, he had his ipod with him and wanted me to check out some beats.
then, angry tom wanted me to teach him everything i know about iphones, cellular service providers, the internet, craigslist*, and the kansas-nebraska act.
we call him angry tom because he gets quite adamant when in discussions… even if he agrees with you. he also appears to own 10 or more of those shirts.
tom left after i told him i wouldn’t read the kansas-nebraska act to him and i also wasn’t going to let him hold my phone.
then casey showed up. i’ve known casey for several years; he used to cut my friend kelli’s hair about 10 years ago. he’s got what i call a *big* personality which is great in small doses. anyway, he called me sugar, ordered two beers and a shot for myself and him.
more and more people petered in, including a wilson’s regular, loud karl! we were happy to see him at our bar and he slid over to chat. he told a story about a girl he had was seeing forever ago who took a crowbar to his nice diesel mercedes…
finally, matt’s shift was complete, and there was actually an empty stool next to yours truly.
*one bit of hilarity that i didn’t want to ruin the comic with: tom’s wife told him that there weren’t jobs on craigslist. that people just use it to sell and trade stuff… even sometimes sex!
look around the internets for jobs for a friend
help a coworker with a link
get distracted by a phillip glass thread on a message board
see someone’s 8-bit gremlin’s print
search for giclee, cuz i had no idea what that was
learn that howie mandel did gizmo’s voice
add a feedjit thing to my blog
test some web pages
watched brett domino do a lady gaga song
watch said lady gaga video (she’s nuts.)
find a list of top 25 disturbing videos
disagree with some
a comment reminded me of kids
learned the buggy-glasses’d boy in the club is the writer of the film
off to lunch
i might have to add these to the party menu.
peppered mackerel fish cakes
as i’m sure you might have guessed, we didn’t have our annual memorial day bash due to life events interrupting the flow of things.
now that a semblance of order is upon us, we’re gearing up to get the house ready for our labor day extravaganza.
my goal of keeping the menu utensil-free still stands, but i’m betting others will bring items that need spoons and forks, so it’s a good thing we have two people’s worth of tableware.
i’ve been starring recipes in google reader and favoriting them on stumbleupon for weeks… in addition to wanting to reuse some from last year.
so far, i have the following comprehensive list but will by no means be making all of this:
spinach and feta filo pie (tho, i’ll probably cheat and use puff pastry dough cuz filo is hard to work with).
zuchinni and ricotta tarts (i think it’s funny when vegetables get fancy french names, like courgette and haricots verts. come on).
quesadillas maybe we can make tiny cute ones so there’s more to go around.
and banana bread, cuz we have 9 bananas in the freezer.