Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It is finally cold. YAY!?

O, I love Halloween. This is no surprise to anyone. What I don't love? Having my filling break and a possible infection the week of. Dentist is on Thursday and hopefully I'll be cleared for all the candy I'll be stealing eating Friday.

Things I love today:
* Having Roadside Assistance. You see, I had a flat tire last night and forgot that I bought RA when I bought the car. Came in great to change the tire.
* Stewart. He took me to the grocery store when I thought I didn't have RA and then hung out for a bit, despite his being allergic to every animal in my house.
* Being able to buy four(!) new tires.

Things I do not love today:
* Having to buy the aforementioned tires. Totally shitty, but really needed. The tread was coming off and I didn't know it. OOPS!
* Not being able to eat really because of aforementioned filling. Ugh.
* Being in a CFIDS flare. It's not something I talk about a lot, because most of the time I'm fine, but damn, I'm tired.

It has finally turned cold in the Land of Hot. This is good except that when the heat is turned on in the house, my room is 5 degrees hotter than any other room. I'd love to be able to open my window, but I'd really like to have a burglar bar put on. Mine's the only one on the outside of the fence. I don't want horny boys crawling through my open window! (OK, maybe, but only Edward Cullen, who of course wouldn't be stopped by bars.)

Found out FOAF is bi-polar. He's been distant the last couple of weeks and now I get it. He's worried it'll make me not want to hang or something, but it doesn't. He's not the first one I've known to have it and he probably won't be the last. I'm not worried, I'm relieved. At least this way I know how to handle it when he's distant and stuff.

My VCR crapped out on me. I'm very devestated. It still works, it'll play and record manually, but the timer doesn't seem to want to work. Which means now I must be home to start it taping. That could be ok, but what if I forget? Do you know how long it takes the C-Dub to put episodes up??? Waaaay too long. Almost a week. And then it starts skipping and is obnoxious. And yes, I'm old school. I love my VCR. If I had a DVR, I'd just find more crap to tape and that wouldn't be good for anyone! But now I have to make sure I'm home to tape Super Why on Friday. Special Halloween episode, don't you know.

Uh, I'm a little anxious to get back to my Gossip Girl book, so, yeah. Love me some S and B and N and C. And I'd like a nap for $200 please Alex.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

How to Carve a Fake Pumpkin

So, I know I keep talking about how I carve fake pumpkins every year. And I keep getting the "What the Hell is a fake pumpkin and how do you carve it??" response. I'm here to tell you! Now that I've gotten my photo stuff to work, I'm a happy camper and can regale you with the awesomeness that is fake pumpkin carving. Let's Go!

You start with a plain old craft pumpkin that you get from Hobby Lobby, Michael's or somewhere similar. They come in different sizes, colours and shapes. The second one I did this year is this one.

From Delusions and Desires

Then you pick a pattern and follow the directions, just like you would carving a real pumpkin. Here's this year's design.
From Delusions and Desires

This is after the pattern had been punched and I'm about halfway finished.
From Delusions and Desires

The finished pumpkin! If you look closesly, you can see the dust in the back of the pumpkin. A little vaccuming take care of it. (ok, click on the picture and you can see it in the bigger version.)
From Delusions and Desires

All you need now is a hole for the light. I normally do a hole in the top where the stem is, but the bottom was better for this shape.
From Delusions and Desires

All it up and ready to go! I use a battery operated tea light candle in my pumpkins. Or, glow sticks and bracelets for some other colour.
From Delusions and Desires

I love my pumpkins and my decorations! I may post other decoration pictures later this week, cause, you know, this was a lot. And I'm still trying to figure out all this picture stuff with Picasa. I'm used to uploading to a different (private) site and then adding in with HTML.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's times like these...

that I wish I drank more.

I'm sick, again. I'm tired. I'm hurt, physically. Fucking Sudafed should not be taken at night and I should know this by now, but I took it anyway and then never could get to sleep and now I'm just all "ARGH FUCK OFF!" at the world.

I took all these pictures for my great "How to Make a Fake Pumpkin" post, but then when I went to edit them, I found out Jeremiah lacks any kind of decent photo editing software. WTF, Jerry. Now, I leave you guys fake pumpkin knowhow-less.

My day is slightly better. Star Trek Voyager is back on. I hate when Spike switches things up and I don't get my nerdiness in. Yes, I'm a big fat nerd. Ok, not as big as SOMEONE I know, because I have never been to a convention for ST or dressed up. Not that I didn't want to, cause I always wanted to be Counselor Troy from TNG for Halloween when I was younger. I wish I had a fucking Holodeck. That shit would be awesome.

I got nothing. Sorry.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Did you miss me?

And I'm back. Remember when I asked about that mbps stuff? It was related to the internet. And not really the internet, but the fact that my router was dying. New router, good internets!

But, I'm currently at a coffee shop with FOAF and he's worried about playing WoW. Yeah, he's one of them. He's a nice guy, still not happening.

I don't know, I'm still a little bruised. I'm used to being able to pinpoint something that went worng in a relationship, and this time I can't. And I'm not going to do the whole "What's wrong with me?" because, let's face it, there ain't nothing wrong with me. I'm going to be loud and crass and bitchy and high maintainence and if they don't like it, tough shit. I AM AWESOME and shit.

Oh, and on Jane's (over at Amazing Trips) advice, I got an apple corer, one of those that slices apples. It's freaking THE SHIT! I can't believe I ever lived without one. It makes it so easy. Alas, I ate all my apples.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm out, thanks Crime Warner!

I'll be gone for a few days. It seems the internet at my house doesn't want to cooperate, so Crime Warner is sending someone out tomorrow to look at it. While it's been fun at this beverage establishment, it's beginning to sprinkle on me and I probably should go home at some point. I don't think they'd let me live here. So, if I don't respond or you don't hear from me, that's why. I can tweet from my phone, so that's a bonus.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

So when you run make sure you run, to something and not away from

I had thought about posting about how great things were going, in life and with the Prospective Boyfriend, and now I'm glad I didn't because he's not the Prospective Boyfriend anymore. He's just...nothing now. And I said it was fine and no big deal. And tried to make him feel better because he just kept apologising about it. I wish he had just been a dick about it, at least that I know how to handle. Yeah, I didn't put everything out there for him, but I am terrified of getting hurt. I went a little crazy after the last one and I don't mean like eat ice cream and cry crazy, I mean crazy crazy. I didn't need to hear him tell me I'm practically perfect and perhaps he's just commitment-phobic. Really, dude, just don't. Say it's because I don't put out or because I think the Big 12 is a better conference than the SEC (which it totally is), but don't tell me I"m really pretty and that you really like me, but you're just not "ready." And over the phone? I guess it beats an email and saves me from crying in front of you.

So, Mixtape Messiah, thanks for the Broken Hearted Sad Bastard Mix. I think I'm going to need it. And Tennessee. Anything else I can listen to to make me feel absolutely shit-tastic?

Later this week I'll post an "Everything You Need to Know About Carving Fake Pumpkins" since I'm obviously very weird and do it every year.

I'm off to cry again. I can't even call him a fucker, he was so nice about it.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Anybody good with computers?

and can tell me the difference between the Mbps numbers for wireless and why I keep getting a low one? Winston never had this problem, but Jeremiah is all about the low numbers. Fucking Dell.

Monday, October 6, 2008

And it's raining?

I am a bit sick still and a whole lot bored. And because of that, you get this.

I started decorating for Halloween. I am currently two weeks behind in decorating. Seriously. I know when Halloween is, y'all, but I love Halloween more than anything else. I've even dressed up once already! (OK, so that was for the children's Halloween symphony concert I took the kid to, but still. And I rock the Pink Princess from 4th grade costume.)

Ok, so my friend was trying to set me up with his friend. The friend of a friend (FOAF) and I have come to the agreement that it will never work. We decided this based on twenty questions. I'll save you the horror of reading our twenty questions, but suffice it to say it took 11 questions for him to admit he doesn't like kids. Dealbreaker, dude, dealbreaker. We can be friends.

And on the Prospective Boyfriend front, I went to a movie and dinner with him and two of his work buddies. The movie turned out to be funny, it's the new Brad Pitt/George Clooney film. Dinner was spent at the Olive Garden. He loves the Olive Garden. I got soup. I'm never hungry when I'm sick. I'll know I'm not sick when I start craving pizza. Anyway, the evening ended and I didn't hug him. I just don't know what he's told people, so I didn't. I should have. But, I know he had a good time too, as always, he says.

I am becoming something I'm not sure I should with him. I miss him. I feel the draw to talk to/email him every day. I'm willing to watch Floriday football with him. Yeah, weird.

Alright, I have a meeting I'm supposed to go to tonight that I'm going to skip, but I still need to carve my fake pumpkin, so I'm out.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I've the plague.

Okay, so it's not the plague, despite my rat/mouse problem. Fucking vermin. But, I am sick, the doctor confirms it. Yay.

I just want to say that Prospective Boyfriend is very sweet and cute, if a little real world challenged. After making out for hours on Tuesday (and I mean that literally) he wanted to go to sleep holding me. While I think that could be very nice, we still have no commitments to each other. I believe that doing that would most certainly imply boyfriend status, but we aren't the assuming type.

In my all consuming quest of being an absolute tv dork, I'm going to ask a question that Payton asked the guy who's going to turn out to be her real dad (One Tree Hill):

Name the Top 5 albums you'd have to have if you were stranded on an island or could only ever hear 5 albums for the rest of your life. And why.

Here are mine, in no particular order.

**Tennessee by Lucero. It's the perfect, never get sick of it album. Works equally well for heartbreak and for love. I cannot pick one song that's better than another here. It's gritty, it's real.

**The Wicked soundtrack. Yes, to the Broadway show. There's a lot of wisdom in those there songs. Defying Gravity wins out for wisdom-ness.

**Jars of Clay's Furthermore. It's very hard for me to pick one album, so if I can't make my own to take, this one will do. Has great songs. Off of this one, I'm going with Something Beautiful.

**Woman As Salvation by Jackopierce. It's mellow and acoustic and lyrically beautiful. It's a toss up between More Than He Could Give and Advent for best song.

**Sounds of Summer by The Beach Boys. Love them. Has all the great songs. I, once again, can't pick one song to chose from. Put it on random and the next song up is my favourite.

And big congrats are in order to Issa who had a beautiful little boy a week ago. He is gorgeous and makes me want to find someone to impregnate me.