melcreada: (avatar - sokka to the library!)
Anyone else jonesing for a proper vacation? I need to get away from work for more than a day or two and I need it stat! Unfortunately, the mechanic looking at my Jeep today will probably be getting that vacation money. *cries* My broken things, let me show you them.

But seriously, for the Jeep being 11 years old, I'm not surprised that I've been having car trouble. Hang in there, darlin' - I can't afford a new vehicle yet!

So, 100 Healthy Things memage! I have three!

4. I started working out again this week. It hurt. Do not want.

5. I went to see my opthamologist today in spite of my loathing for visiting doctors and also the fear that this will be the visit that she finally diagnoses me with glaucoma (it runs rampant in my family gene pool, among other things). My exam went fine, although every year she gives me more tests, scaring the beejeezus out of me.

6. As a reward for not crying (she always does double burn-y drops because my eyes are so hard to dilate), JP and I went to see the Darwin exhibit at the Witte Museum. It was great - they had a bunch of his notebooks and letters, as well as fossils and original plant specimens. As much as we biology geeks know about natural selection, we knew almost nothing about Darwin himself, so learning more about him was awesome.

Near the end of the exhibit, there were some notes and a video with modern-day biologists talking about creationism and intelligent design. The most startling thing? A poll taken in the U.S. about 10 years ago stated that 57% of the people questioned believed in creationism. Why don't we let that marinate for awhile.
melcreada: (sushi!)
I closed on my refi - the notary told me that I picked a good time to refi because the rates are going back up. Lucky! Hopefully, I can save up some fundage to fix a couple things around here and take a couple of vacays later in the year. Also, by this time next month I plan on having my last remaining credit card paid off.

Everything's coming up Milhouse!

I have this little pocket of happiness that I wish I could seal up and save for later.

Next week, everyone and their mother is gone from the office for Spring Break, which is fine by me. Sweet freedom!

In not terrific news, my older brother was admitted to the hospital two separate times over the past week and a half. They want to do a procedure on him, but it's complicated because he is on so many different meds. All we can do is hope for the best.

Also, my poor little Jeep is still having some problems so I had to call the service center and chide them for not fixing it. They were very nice and offered to take me right away, but I am slightly grumpy about the whole thing.

I'm contemplating on doing Netflix again, just the streaming. Most of our evenings in Yuma consisted of a cold 30-pack and watching whatever was in the Kid's queue. We watched the entire Kennedy mini-series in one night! It was pretty good, although methinks it was a little loose with the facts.

And finally, for some reason I am still watching American Idol. Phil Phillips (I know, poor kid) is adorable. Love him. Heejun is darling, too...but I'm not digging the singing. Sorry, Heejun.
melcreada: (geisha glasses)
Tooth fixed, thanks to my sister getting me into her office first thing this morning. Just a little sore from the shot and from when the dentist knocked my upper molars with one of his instruments while trying to test the strength of the composite he had just glued to my broken tooth. Ouch.

Next up, must take Jeep in to be looked at. I had to drive on the highway today and I couldn't go over 55 without the Jeep vibrating like mad. I thought the drivers behind me were going to follow me and kill me with speed limit signs (city highway speed is 65).Now I just have to hope and hope some more that the fix will not be ridiculous amounts of money.

Speaking of which, they announced our yearly bonus: 18.4%!!! Thank goodness!!! This money will go a long way towards paying down my credit card and paying closing costs on my refinance. 2012, I take back everything I said about you...

I have (finally) started watching Black Butler. I guess there must be something wrong with me because I am not getting into it like I normally would. Can anyone tell me if it gets better after the first few episodes? I'm really disappointed in myself because this show seemed like something right up my alley. I have also been watching Kodomo No Omocha, which I had started some time ago but stopped for some reason. I am enjoying it, though. I like the throwback feel to it.

Big, big hugs to [livejournal.com profile] annearchy. You are my hero, woman.
melcreada: (adults suck!)
Got my Jeep back today! Yay! It doesn't quite feel the same, but I guess I just need time to readjust. I was in the rental car for 6 weeks!!!

Listening to JP play Portal 2 - the AI computer (Glados?) is SO BITCHY. It's hilarious!
melcreada: (christmas candles)

Have begun celebrating birthday by buying some music on iTunes. Mmm, Loreena McKinnett, The Fray, and Air Supply. Yis.

The good news continues in that the estimate for servicing my Jeep is lower than I thought (assuming they don't find anything horribly wrong with it, of course). *knocks wood*

Tomorrow Super Gals! 2 is released. Yay for pre-orders!

The plan for tomorrow is lunch at Benihana, catch The Holiday matinee, and hopefully a little shopping squeezed in (I want to buy some new sheets).

I feel like going to Walmart. It is a perverse desire that even though all my gifts sit in the corner of the room, I willingly venture out into the melee.
melcreada: (patience)




Today, as I wallowed in TRAFFIC, a chubby teenage boy sitting in the bed of a truck waved to me. I waved back and he pointed to my Jeep and gave me a thumbs up. And while JP scoffed at the story, saying he was giving something else the thumbs up, it cheered me all the way home. I love it when people dig on the Jeep. ^____^

And in other inane news, I was listening to Fleetwood Mac's Dreams, remembering that, as a child, I thought the lyrics, players only love you when they're playing, meant basketball players. And I was puzzled as to why they would only love you when they were playing. Because they loved to play and thus were reminded of you? Because they were doing their job and thereby supporting you? Yes, I know. Weird. Why didn't I just ask? I don't think I asked a lot of questions as a child - I just lived in my own isolated little world and figured things out for myself (usually wrong, but oh, well).

Am so digging on the opening song for Samurai Champloo, Battlecry. <3

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