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Feb. 4th, 2011 01:24 pm
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I just got a call from a florist about a delivery. That is to say, someone is sending me flowers. Most likely it's my sister, or a friend, but it is oddly entertaining to imagine various less likely possibilities.

Otherwise, I am mostly obsessing about my hair and clothes for tomorrow. Oh, and trying to get some work done. And wishing this cold / sinus thing would just be over already.
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...of vintage style trends, 1920s to 1950s.

via omgthatdress
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On Christmas Eve, I was shopping at the Telegraph Street Fair in Berkeley, and was approached by a pleasant polite young man hawking CDs. He had some line about supporting local musicians, and I was feeling cheerful and relatively flush, so I gave him $10 and took the CD home -- and then didn't get around to listening to it.

At some point, I looked at it and noticed that although it was packaged with a card that said BassNectar, the CD itself looked like a blank, and I kind of wondered if I'd been ripped off (not that I was overly worried).

At my book club meeting on Wednesday, one of my friends noticed it and commented that they knew some people who were really into BassNectar -- apparently techno of some flavor.

So I decided to finally try playing the CD, just to see what (if anything) it is. It turns out to be a mix of reggae standards.

*giggle*

All in all, I find it entertaining.
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Today in the snail mail, I got a card from a friend in England that I haven't seen or heard from in several years. The address I had for her was with her parents, and I was starting to think we'd completely fallen out of touch. So I was really delighted to see the envelope with her name in the return address.

The contents proved to be a change of address notice. Period. Full stop, as they say in U.K.

No note, not even a scrawled "Hi!" in the margin.

Huh.

The envelope did have a little heart sticker on it, though.
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While attempting some filing (AKA tidying up huge stacks of paper that have taken over both office and dining area), I came across a messy wad of post-its on which I had recorded detailed notes about my attempts to get Lena to eat -- what medications given, what kinds of food (often multiple flavors) offered at what time of day, whether she came to the kitchen voluntarily or had to be carried, whether she showed any enthusiasm once she got there, how much she ate over the course of the day... Presumably this is from the last few weeks of her life, although there are no dates, just days of the week.

Somehow it is really hard throwing this away.
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I probably ought to try to go back to bed, but somehow I just don't want to. Instead, I'm planning my day through a process of elimination:

No, it is probably not a good idea to go hiking on Mount Diablo on a day when it is likely to be cold and rainy. Even if I were fit enough, which is not at all certain.

No, I really truly don't want to attempt any kind of shopping amid the throngs on Boxing Day Sunday. *shudder*

And OBTW, the power of brain chemicals notwithstanding, I do feel a bit groggy, so maybe a relatively low-key day isn't a bad idea :)

However, it might be an OK day to try out a new yoga studio.

Otherwise: household chores, computer-oriented tasks, the dread filing, and year-end financial stuff, FTW!


p.s. Almost forgot the several metric tons of laundry. Alas!
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I had a really lovely Xmas day: lunch and hanging out with K&K, then on to B&W's for more hanging out with more of my favorite people. And OMG so much really good food. Then I came home and drank more wine and pet the kitties while watching the rest of 1000 Years of Popular Music.

Also: K&K gave me a gift certificate for Britex. *squeee*

Due to the mysterious influence of strange brain chemicals, I am up weirdly early (again). But feeling very cheerful withal.
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Abbotts Bromley Horn Dance.

Surely I am doomed.
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...a last minute panic drill at work, a couple of days before the holiday break, to make a bad attitude even worse.

(NB: actually fended it off with a couple hours of work. Aggravated anyway.)
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I believe I'm going to Dicken's again tomorrow.

Anyone else?

Pedantic update: OK, it was after midnight when I posted this, so I really meant, later today. Sunday, last day of the Faire, etc.
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I'm having an emotional roller-coaster kind of day. Say something nice to me, please.

Disclaimer: I know that in the grand scheme of things, my troubles are small potatoes.
But if I don't ask for shamelessly plead for strokes positive reinforcement when I feel the need for it, how will you know?

also

Dec. 11th, 2010 12:09 pm
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Apropos of very little, I have apparently become the kind of person who lusts after shoes. Even though I am still the kind of person who really can't wear heels. Therefore, someone I know should buy these shoes so I can live vicariously through you.
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I am trying to figure out logistics around: an acupuncture appointment in Alameda that will probably end around 7:00, not wanting to wear the same clothes for going out as for acupuncture, needing to absorb some form of nutrition, and getting into SF and finding parking.

Of course, all of this would be a lot easier if I didn't assume that I need to be on time. But try telling my brain that I don't need to worry about that.

Anyway, it occurred to me that perhaps I could convert this conundrum into an opportunity to carpool. Hmm?
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I am having the kind of day where I yell and swear at my work computer a lot. (It is very confusing to my cats.)

I would really *like* to think that 5 yards of fabric would be enough to make a simple bodice and some kind of overskirt, but I fear this may be wishful thinking. (Ditto for hoping that 5 plus 4 yards would be enough for a bodice, skirt, and overskirt.)

How long should I wait for the acupuncturist to call me back, before deciding to make an appointment with someone else? Or should I call again...

There was something else but now I can't remember it. I will post this now and then it will come to me...

oh lordie

Nov. 1st, 2010 10:17 pm
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It look over three hours, sitting at the dining room table with my laptop, my three-page ballot, voter guides, and miscellaneous printouts -- but my absentee ballot is filled out and sealed and ready to be delivered to a polling place tomorrow. And I feel pretty satisfied, although I still would have been even better pleased if I had managed to do some of the research a wee bit ahead of time...

Meanwhile, I got distracted and forgot to put the laundry in the dryer, and then forgot to check the setting (so it was on low and took even longer). Result: last part of laundry is still drying, technically breaking the HOA rules which say the laundry room hours end at 10:00 PM. Ho hum.

Mind you, the laundry is only one of the several chores that I did not get done this weekend. But I guess the rest of them will wait a bit longer...

And I ought to be in bed by now, but I am kind of keyed up, and also think it will do me good to sit on the sofa with a heating pad on my back for a while. So what the heck. I'm going to do that, and have a glass of sherry to celebrate my minor victory over the impenetrable and daunting electoral process.
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So, Linda basically took one look at me and sent me back home again. And here's the scary part: I didn't mind. Because as much as my shoulders would love a massage right now, it didn't actually sound that good overall.
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A reminder for any who may be interested: Persephone's vintage dance party is tomorrow:
http://www.zootsuitswank.com/VintageWaltz/InvasionBerkeley.html
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