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Pizza Pizza May. 8th, 2010 @ 06:53 pm
One of the best parts of being an adult is being free to make the decision to have cookies for breakfast or ice cream for dinner, etc.

But it also means that you realize how horrible of an idea it is to eat an entire pizza in one sitting.

I just watched a Pizza Hut commercial (which partially brought back fond memories from my childhood when every Friday, my family would order a pizza and then watch Beauty and the Beast which I think was followed by Dallas but it's hard to say b\c I'd always fall asleep soon after it started) and all I could think was, "Man, I miss the times when I was a kid and I could just sit and eat slice after delicious, greasy slice."*

*The gluttony phase occurred after the Friday Family Night phase.
Current Mood: fullfull of pasta & ice cream

Growth May. 4th, 2010 @ 08:57 pm
Last month I planted a number of things on my balcony: two pots of flower seeds, a strawberry plant, and a flower bulb. Last week I bought a "salsa" kit, which included cilantro, tomato, and pepper seeds. The older plants got a lot of abuse from the squirrels. My strawberry plant has been holding on by a thread and I thought the bulb had a chance...but it's been looking pretty far gone and none of the seeds have shown any signs of life.

Until today. I bought a cage (actually a wire drawer) at Home Depot to protect the plants and today when I went to set it up, I got a shock. The kit I planted last week is budding. One of the groups of seeds are, at least. I'm not sure which ones are which, but it was so exciting.

I know I don't have the space or resources to really have a significant garden but it's nice to nurture life.
Current Mood: excitedexcited

Taxes, taxes, taxes May. 3rd, 2010 @ 05:24 pm
Dear State of New York:

Thank you for continuing to screw me over.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
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» Pains in the air
I know you think it's a good idea to leave your work at home when you're going out of town to visit your family but you would be wrong. Because if the airlines have any say, you will not make it back home with plenty of time to get that work done. Oh, no. You will not.
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Remember that time when I was a freshman in college and I was pretty much sick for the entirety of my spring semester? I'd be well for about week only to start feeling sick again soon after? Yeah, I think that's happening again. I had a sorta sore throat this morning but once I went outside and started hanging out, I felt great! (Maybe the sun and humidity in the greenhouse helped.) But once I got back home, my throat got swollen shut and my nose began to run more than the norm. Ugh! Not cool. Not cool. I think I've been sick more than I've been well since the beginning of winter.
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While lying on my couch yesterday, trying not to go crazy, I watched 25th Hour a movie that I've wanted to see since it came out 8 years ago. I had to wait a good 2 weeks for it to become available at the library. So, I'm flipping through the channels this morning and guess what's on TV? Ugh. At least I got to see it uncensored and didn't actually pay to rent it or something.
» Writer's Block: My word
If you could have the writing ability of one author, who would you choose, and why? Would you exchange writing styles permanently?
Zadie Smith. I feel like this doesn't even require an explanation if you know her work. Her writing itself is amazing but even more than that, the way she writes about writing is what sets her apart from other young brilliant authors in my mind. And yes, I would exchange styles permanently because then I might actually have a career as a writer.
» And I shall call you monkey (even though you're not)
It is sad that my bad mood go-tos are internetty things often but I've been immobile for most of the day, sitting and sleeping on my couch though I did actually cook dinner. The spaghetti sauce I made was good but everything else was questionable. Anyway, one of my new go-tos, as I try to get up enough energy to go make tea:

I've not been a big monkey fan (with a few exceptions, such as the monkey with a cold: ..and yes I am aware that chimpanzees are apes and not monkeys...non-human apes freak me out too), with their lack of modesty and poo flinging, and way too humanesque characteristics...but I really just want to give that chimp a hug and ride Segways with it all around town.

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I always wonder...random word generator? Poor auto translator?
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My fits of insomnia have been documented here before and one of the most important things that I learned early on is to train my body to understand that my bed is for sleeping. (Having a loft bed now really helps for this...as it's much easier for me to use my computer on my couch than in my bed.) The problem is that I think I've now trained my body to consider my apartment to only be for sleeping. Every time I actually have the time to get all of the things done in my apartment that I want to get done, I end up having 0 energy. And it's not like, "I can't do it because I'm lazy." It's like, "I can physically barely move and yet still find it too difficult to just nap."
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