Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yay! I finally finished my new desktop! When I first imagined it, I didn't think it would take me a week.

You know, I've tried really serious, "arty" desktops before, but I much prefer something that makes me happy when I start my computer up.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I subbed for kindergarten today, which is not my favorite. They're very sweet kids, and there's nothing more quick to warm the cold, dank corners of my heart than when a child spontaneously hugs me, but I think, in the long run, I prefer high schoolers. They generally don't pick their noses and sing songs about poop sandwiches.

Today, I was called the following: Miss P, Miss Peestock, Mrs. Pondstock, Mrs. Pasta, and my personal favorite, Mrs. Nonsense. Honest to God, Mrs. Nonsense.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh my God, my lower back is killing me. I love the cat, but when I wake up in the middle of the night curled up like a contortionist hugging one side of the bed, and it's sprawled out over all the rest like a sultan, then I don't love the cat so much.

We're going to get a freeze tonight. Eee! I love autumn, I really do. Sometimes I feel guilty about it, because it seems like most people don't, since it presages the coming winter (which is why I expect my dad's upcoming SAD-inspired depression and moodiness to show up in T-minus six days and counting...), but I really, really love this time of year. The trees are turning, the air smells lovely and crisp, people are starting fires, and I get to wear sweaters and coats and have quilts on the bed.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We took these pictures ages ago, and I finally sat down and cleaned them up and resized them for posting.

Spencer and Sasha, BFF:


My Grandpa's dog, Jack, chilling:


COMING TO GET YOU:


Knowing he's sexy:


Being wacky:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This whole week, I have woke up at 5:30 instead of 6:30. It's too early to get up and get ready, but too late to really fall back asleep properly, so I end up lying there in a fugue state and then am way tired when the alarm does finally go off. So.

Dear brain,

Stop waking me up an hour early! Amuse yourself: construct another dream, go to standby, I don't care! Just stop it. I MEAN IT. DON'T MAKE ME COME UP THERE.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This weekend was very disappointing. Saturday was the Applefest, which I always look forward to. It was way crowded, hot, and we didn't even get to go to the orchard. I had an attack of the frugals and didn't buy anything other than a caramel apple, and am now regretting it. Plus, it was the second day of my headache, which I could not get rid of.

Yesterday was day three of headache, which pretty much ruins everything. I couldn't read, watch TV, be on the computer, or go out, without feeling like I was going to die. Today it's gone, which is great, and I've gotten some stuff done, but I really don't want to sit and stare at a computer all day and type up my pages, which is what I had planned, for fear that it will bring the headache back.

I'm excited about Heroes tonight. What the hell? Where did that come from?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This web comic may be the greatest thing I've ever seen. I'm going to find a way to make it my new desktop, whatever it takes.

...I just can't stop looking at it.

Also, the cutest kitties in the world!
Books
44. The Reality Dysfunction, Peter F. Hamilton. 9-2.
45. The Sandman: A Game of You, Neil Gaiman. 9-3.
46. Master and Commander, Patrick O’Brian. 9-8.
47. The Sandman: Fable and Reflections, Neil Gaiman. 9-17.
48. The First Man in Rome, Colleen McCullough. 9-17.
49. The Sandman: Brief Lives, Neil Gaiman. 9-26.
50. Post-Captain, Patrick O’Brian. 9-30.
51. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. 9-30.

Movies
26. The Ghost Train (1941). 9-17.
27. Notes on a Scandal (2006). 9-17.
28. Burn After Reading (2008). 9-25.