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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] theshytiger!

As a small token of our affection, Peter and I didn't eat all the CSA strawberries. Also, at some point in the not-too-distant future there should be drinking and sugary treats.

Update, 11:20: You just missed a call on your cell phone.

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So I'm thinking of joining some of the LJ art/writer communities to motivate myself to write more, and do more arts and crafts in general (I keep toying with the ideas of comics and collage, for instance, but never get around to doing anything about them). I'm also thinking maybe I should create a separate artsy account for myself to make very sure I don't end up reading my Friends page instead of working on writing/art stuff. Do any of you have any thoughts about this? Are separate journals a good way of organizing your LJ headspace? Do you have any good LJ artsy/craftsy/writerly communities to recommend? Would you be interested in reading my artsy journal if I created one? Am I just being stupid and ambivalent about my creativity again, and thinking about art instead of doing it? (YES.) Should I be doing laundry? (Also, yes.) Okay, I'll go do laundry now.

Yesterday I didn't get out of the house until Peter got back from school, and we ended up going on a good expedition involving a pirate ship (true), McMenamin's (mmm, Hammerhead!) and Spider-Man 2 (which was fun, and definitely far better than the first Spider-Man if only because Doc Ock is a much better villain than the Green Goblin, but I still think X2 is the best superhero comic book movie ever, if only because it didn't have ever so many gratuituously screamy women). My point is just that I should get out more. Laundry only barely counts, I know, but it's a start.


Sep. 20th, 2003 11:04 am
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So this morning Peter and I got up at 7:30 to be part of the Eugene Celebration parade. We rode a recumbent tandem (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] flamingweasel) from Paul's Bicycle Way of Life and it was alternately terrifying and way cool. As the back rider, I had handlebars to hold onto, but they didn't steer, brake, or shift, so I spent a lot of time waving and clapping and hot diggety if/when we do this next year I'm so bringing along a musical instrument and maybe a costume; at times it felt like everybody else was fabulously attired and I was totally underdressed. Everybody else was in their pajamas, since the parade is kind of early for a Saturday morning.

Now I think it's time to head out to Saturday Market for our CSA veggies and more breakfast (I had a little granola and yogurt before we left and a chai while we were waiting for the bike shop to open, but now I'm hungry again).

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So today Groundwork Organics, the farm we get a CSA share at, held an open house, and we got to go and tour the farm and taste its tasty produce (including tomatoes made into a delicious tomato-basil-mozzarella platter, melons, and berries, including chocolate-dipped strawberries and a "summer pudding" of brioche bread and berries and whipped cream). It was awesome. We all agreed that we were very glad to be giving Gabe and Sophie (the farm's owners) our money, and that we're definitely going to the next open house as well. We'll probably ride our bikes there, just to be super-badass. Yay farms that do stuff the right way (farm organically, treat workers well, live on the land they grow stuff on, etc.)! And yay for good food and knowing where that food comes from!

Also, on the way to the open house, we stopped and gave some people a jump-start on their van, for major good karma points. Turns out that in the past week, they'd had the front windshield of the van broken and a purse stolen from inside the van, and their cat was killed by a car. Stuff like that makes me glad I can help people whatever little way I can.


Jul. 20th, 2003 01:57 am
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Pirates of the Caribbean was a thoroughly enjoyable movie. That is all. Yo ho!

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I haven't done a bulleted list in awhile. )

Ok, I should probably go to bed now.


May. 6th, 2003 12:20 pm
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So this morning I woke up with the cat (and the sun) and to my surprise I've been awake and relatively energetic ever since. I think it was like 6:15, which I'm pretty sure is the earliest I've gotten up this year, and that means I've been up voluntarily for the past six hours, which has got to be some kind of personal record, really. I went to the hippie grocery store for granola and yogurt and a few other things before 8 AM. No kidding. I could see my breath, and there was still a little frost on the ground. It was wacky. I suspect this newfound energy is due to a combination of spring (yay more sunlight!) and excitement/nervousness about my job interview on Thursday morning. But hey, if it gets me up and active and enthusiastic about life instead of slow and sluggish and just sort of killing time for lack of anything better to do, I'll take it!

Since then, I've been talking to [livejournal.com profile] joyquality about her impending move to Eugene, and about being housemates! It looks like student family housing is out (official requirements say no more than 2 adults per unit, although they also say no cats). It's okay; browsing today's classifieds, I found a potentially very cool house for us (3 bedrooms, 1 bath, cat allowed for an extra $100 deposit, only a few blocks away from our current apartment complex, not much farther from U. of O campus, and still walking distance away from both hippie and conventional grocery stores). Unless utilities and DSL are way more than I think they are, it might actually lower our monthly rent and related expenses, too, so bonus! I think I'll try to stop by the relevant real estate agency in a bit, to pick up an application for that (and maybe a key, so Peter and I can check it out this afternoon).

I didn't get out to the library to consult Writer's Market about the possibility of submitting to Personal Journaling magazine yesterday, so that's my other errand for today (that and depositing a check and possibly stopping by the conventional grocery store to remedy our terrible lack of both peanut butter and jam).

Other fun activities planned for today include a possible frisbee golf expedition with Peter and his fellow grad student James, and Wes if we can get ahold of him. Woo! Ok, time to enjoy the beautiful weather on my bike ride to the library and other errands (also, enjoying the beautiful weather during lunch got me lemon cake, courtesy of our neighbor Andrea, with whom we have a very informal baked-goods exchange going on.... I'm going to miss her, but she's moving at the end of the month, so I'm going to miss her no matter what happens with finding a new place for us to live).

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I so did not know what to have for lunch today, but popcorn turned out to be just right. Yay! I like making popcorn in a pan; it feels much more real than the microwave bags, even if those are a wonder of the modern age. Of course, we don't have a microwave, so that probably affects my opinion on the matter somewhat.

This is a really fun game. 20 Questions with a database that draws funny funny conclusions depending on the information you (and the other registered users) give it. Stuff like: "Tofu probably doesn't lift the spirits" and "Tofu cannot liquefy small furry animals". Whee! Fun fun! Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] qousqous for showing it to me.

Update, 4:02 PM: Do any of you know of a way to make "Don't auto-format" as a default setting? I keep having to go back and click the box after I update my journal, because I forget to do it the first time and it makes everything look all goofy.

4:13 PM:

Things I didn't know

A kitten cannot be ingested
You don't need batteries to use a kitten

20 Questions really is too fun.


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