the Friday after

I’m sure glad I don’t have to work today. It feels an awful lot like a Sunday right now, except I have to do USPS-type things and I know that I can. (reference to a festival in some other language removed cuz it’s old)

Thanksgiving

Traditionally a coming together of families and eating, this year everyone’s going to other people’s houses. Or staying home. Next year, if K. and I get our sh*t together, we might have some people over to our house. You see, we’ll have a dining room then and I can’t wait! Though, we have nothing that resembles any sort of dining room table. Happy Day to you all.

Tuesday like a Wednesday

It’s a short week this week. I have Thursday and Friday off. Friday, not because of Thanksgiving, but because no one else is going to be here which would help me not get anything done if I were to show up. So, I’m boycotting the cafe here at work. They’re terribly inefficient and thoughtless when it comes to vegetarians. I’ll bet you $2 that they use chicken broth in the damn tomato soup. Anyhow, I’ve made it a week and two days without even setting foot in the cafe. This brings me to a site that I just found. Vegweb.com, I was looking for something quick to make and heat up for lunch. I’m kinda getting tired of cucumber and cheese sandwiches. So, this is what I found. I think I’ll be trying that tomorrow!

Busy week

I’ve been very unfaithful to my dedicated readers. The problem is that I’m actually busy at work for now and I don’t have time to find cool sites for you to look at or funny things to say. Though, someone at work clued me onto this one which is entertaining for about ten minutes.

Whoah!

My very first sale on eBay is selling! It ends in less than 2 hours and people are going nutso! I started the bidding at $10 just cuz I don’t really care how much it goes for and it’s already up to $23. I’m psyched.

a whole lotta nothin’

It’s already past the middle of November. I wonder if time is flying because I’m having fun? Or if it just does this when you’re older than 13. I’m going to promise not to buy anything from Amazon between now and New Year’s. I’m making it incredibly difficult for K. to think of something to get me for xmas. I really told him not to get me anything, especially if it’s just for the sake of it. I think I should start a one present per person tradition. Or I could pull a Jenny Green and ask that my willing gift-givers make a donation to a charity of their choice. The trouble with this is that you get one someone’s mailing list and can’t get off.

Not so much…

The week’s been wholly uneventful so far. I took yesterday off which lended some time to get three of the windows plastiqued. I really like the hairdryer part of putting plastic up. I will now make a plug for 3M and their marvelous tape. I got an off-brand last winter and the tape hardly held, and it peeled off terribly with little shards of dried up plastic that smell like some sort of medication. Really. There’s a reason 3M is the best manufacturer of sticky products. I even like their bandaids more than Band-Aid brand.

Staying home

I used to never stay home from work, unless I couldn’t move. It’s nice to be able to stay home when it feels like you’re getting sick. Though, the loss in wages today will prompt me to cook food for lunch for the next week and a half. This will help in my efforts to boycott the workplace’s cafe.

a weekend of games

Mostly with other people, though Friday consisted of a few drinks, and some JT’s Blocks. Saturday was some good, old-fashioned Euchre at Joe and Tooky’s house. I think our skills are improving because the first two rounds went really fast, and resulted in a rubber match. Sunday we went off to Larry and Kay’s for a delicious dinner and some Scrabble. I was a little aprehensive because I’ve never played the game, for real, before. I think Kurt and I have to get a travel Scrabble board just to practice. I wonder if they make a “start up” kit. What I mean to say, is not just this, but a kit with travel Scrabble, the dictionary, and the book of acceptable Scrabble words. Maybe someone smart will read this and tell me where to find one before I ring up another $25 on Amazon. :) We also met the sweetest and most adorable Greyhound yesterday. Larry and Kay’s new couch-warmer Sunny Day. What a cute girl. I think I saw Kurt fall in love with a breed. We’ve been toying with getting a dog, and can’t until we leave our apartment in August, but we’ve now gone through Boston Terrier, Boxer, and “anything from the Humaine Society”. I’m glad we’ve cohesively swayed from bred-to-buy dogs to ones that need a home. Greyhounds are popularly retired at a very young age, mostly due to injury, but some just for “bumping” into other dogs. Apparently this is aggressive behavior. Perhaps they’re pissed off with good reason? That’s enough long windedness from me. Wait til after my coffee is gone! —–