It's our political action fund! A guy from the Sierra Club just came by and we gave him $8 in quarters and Sacajawea dollars. Plus Allison and I got to send postcards to Bush and OR senator Smith saying "National parks are good, mmkay? Leave 'em be!" Now I am hungry, which means it's time for leftovers! Mmmm, cream of three mushrooms soup courtesy of the Glenwood's dinners to go! Woo!
I swear, I've been responsible today, too, or at least I've paid my rent (this includes writing not just a check and an envelope but a snarky note to our landlady about how our recycling doesn't get picked up anymore). Also I've checked Amtrak to see how late ouro's train is going to be. Which means it's time to sit on the bed with the cat (who lost his collar two days ago, the little punk) and tell you all about the ( funny-stupid web toy of the moment! )
So scandalous! versacedave, this is all your fault!
Okay, maybe I'll go do some more responsible stuff before I work at 2....
in no order except what my brain randomly produced them in:
Go to Saturday Market and pick up our first CSA box! Woo!(done as of 3:30 PM Saturday)
Share said box of veggie goodness with theshytiger
laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, sundried tomatoes, and maybe others depending on the contents of the CSA box(mostly done as of 7:15 PM Saturday, and I got a nice bike ride in by going to Trader Joe's, so that's good too) Do more laundry, hopefully without enduring loud screechy morons at the laundromat this time.(partially completed as of ~7:45 PM Sunday; I washed work clothes and mostly had the laundromat to myself the whole time)
Work on The Witchworld, in an effort to have some new chapters to show kuddliphish when she visits next weekend.
Finish Dhalgren and return it to the library because it is ever so very overdue.
There's probably more but that's enough for now. I can always update the list later anyway.
So yesterday, because I am insane, I got up at 6 AM to wake up theshytiger so we could drive pants_of_doom to the Portland airport, then drove back home, got changed, and rode my bike to work for about 9 hours. In my professional opinion, the nooner shift (from anywhere between 11 AM and 12 PM until far too late) can suck it. The 2 PM till far too late is okay, though, which is weird, but whatever. It probably would've been less sucky if I hadn't been so damn tired, but still. ( Being tired makes me a danger to myself and others, but mostly myself. If you don't want to read about my various and sundry work-related injuries and in particular if you hate reading about blood, skip this section. ) By the time I got home, mere moments after nedthealpaca and stereotype441 arrived to crash on our floor en route to the Humboldt Juggling Festival, which is this weekend, I was only barely human. So I washed my filthy exhausted body and went to bed.
Today I am resting and being nice to myself and pondering the chocolate cheesecake recipe in The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two, which Penny insisted I buy when we were at Smith Family earlier in the week (I also got The Vegetarian Epicure and The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley). I'll probably do laundry at some point, since my sock and underwear drawers are both pretty empty, BUT most importantly of all, ( I'm going to fill out an application to cook for Sundance Natural Foods! I'm so excited! ) But first I think I will have some lunch.
So far, so good. Many thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes, but extra-special thanks to:
- Iggy Pop, for being the first to wish me happy birthday this morning (I'm going to pretend that's what all the pre-6 AM yowling was about, okay?)
- Peter, for being a close second.
- chocolatesmudge, for the awesome presents. Space pirate kitties forever!
- theshytiger, for coming to hang out! You know you want to move to Eugene, you know you do!
- chanusa for calling and creating the closest thing to a Go Team reunion we've seen in I think years.
Apologies to anyone I forgot. I blame my second whiskey sour of the evening, yes I do (and hot diggety what a difference good sour makes!)