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Enough already…

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Seriously?

Can we quit with all the MAVERICK shit? Do people even know what it is?

Wiki says this:  A maverick is an unbranded range animal, especially a motherless calf. It can also mean a person who thinks independently, a lone dissenter, a non-conformist or rebel.

John McCain? Not a maverick.

Tom Cruise? Not a maverick.

Hockey moms? Not mavericks.

Your mom? Not a maverick.

Alanis Morissette’s Ironic? Not ironic.

Enough already.

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October 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm

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The only things I like flaky are croissants

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Craigslist… oh how I love and hate you in the same day.

I found a washer and dryer for $100. Sweet. Kevin’s mom could pick it up. All she needed was the people to help load it in her truck, but if not they said they could wait until Friday. Oh yes, they said they would love to help. This morning I sent an email asking for an address and the response I got back was someone already committed to pick them up today. Um, yeah I committed last night to picking them up today, you even agreed to help load them in the truck. What. The. Fuck?

How many flaky people use Craigslist? To fucking many? Like the lady who said we could have a dog and then the day before she was going to come over she called and said she was going to give it to someone else after we had talked to her many many times. Or how about the emails I sent out without a reply at all? Rude.

Yes, we are still without a new dog and or a washer and dryer. I’m turning all Craigslist uses over to Kevin.

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October 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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Can I have a minute?

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K:What doing?

Me:Breathing.

K:Wwwwooooowwww.

Damn straight. Lemme surf the clickernet in peace….

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October 28, 2008 at 7:15 pm

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Hurry up everything.

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Some days, like yesterday, are best when ended with some Guns N’ Roses cranked up and 3/4 of a bottle of red wine. High class, I know.

Today is a day off! It sure is welcome. But, a day off isn’t nearly as fun when it happens to be the first day you are able to start moving. Blah. I’d much rather spend it drinking a few french presses of coffee, thanks.

So this new little house has some interesting things to note:

  • new windows
  • new furnace
  • no garage but a carport
  • no shed
  • no garbage disposal
  • some awesome glass door knobs
  • a very ugly padded toilet seat with embroidered butterflies on the lid
  • a yard that needs a lot of help
  • hardwood floors upstairs
  • a newly finished basement
  • no dishwasher
  • a very trashy house next door
  • no fences on the side yards to keep our dog out of the street
  • no mailbox
  • no blinds
  • overhead lights in the bedrooms!
  • chain link fences

11 days left until vacation! I can has vacation?!?! Heck yes. I need to find a knitting project and a book to take with me. Um, I was just looking at the Whistler website and they said the valley temp was at 32F and the mid mountain temp was 46F? Oh really? Something tells me that is off. Come on snow, I’ll be there soon, hurry up and snow in the village!! Oh hey, and exchange rate, if you just want to keep rising, I’m down with that too. When I was in Victoria in August the exchange rate was pretty even, now it’s at $1.30?! Sweet.

As much as a love all the fun internets jargon, I feel pretty stupid typing it out.. Like “O RLY?”

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October 28, 2008 at 9:28 am

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The good of a bad economy?

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5k number two? Done!

My mom and I were at Macy’s today. She had seen this coat she had to have. I’ll have to admit it is pretty cute. Everything was on sale! Okay, everything but the DKNY jeans I wear… go figure. But I saw a cute down vest with a hood on it. A hood with fur on it. Totally trendy, I know. It was normally $69.00. It was 40% off and an extra 20% off with a Macy’s account. I told my mom about it and she asked me how much it was. My mom enjoys asking me how much things are after a discount because I don’t do math. But I figured it would be about $28ish dollars. I got it in black because black is practical and less trendy… She bought it and I would pay her next week. When she looked at the receipt it rang up at just over $16. As she dropped me back off in my driveway she told me to consider the vest a gift. Awww! Thanks mom.

Sweet Jesus! Macy’s is practically giving away clothing! 4 for the price of 1? Sweet. Like my mom said, the deals are pretty awesome right now, if you have the extra money to spend. And she does.

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October 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm

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New Home.

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I’ve moved everything to WordPress from Blogger.

This might be more fun… or not.

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October 24, 2008 at 10:01 pm

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Welcome new house…

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Dear little house:
We get your keys on Friday! We can’t think about much else other than you becoming a part of our lives. (okay, total lie because at the moment my neck is out and all I can think about is that I can leave at 8:45 so I can be the first patient at my chiropractor.) The plan seems to be to move in and then in 6 months figure out how you can be ours for good. Yes, we’d like to be able to make you part of our family. It might be rough in the checkbook for a bit but, seriously it will be the best possible thing the two of us can do in our boring lives. I promise to eventually make your outsides as pretty as your insides. And we both promise to fill you up with the smells of great foods. And supply plenty of dogs and dog friends to run in your yard. Oh, and we’ll use your yard to help keep us fed. Can’t wait!!
-Us

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October 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm

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Almost free gas?

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Yesterday I bought gas. It was $3.19 per gallon. This was the cheapest I’d seen it in Seattle and it was at a 76, not something like Arco.
This morning I drove by the same station and it was $2.99. Holy fuck, if I knew you were gonna be practically giving it away… I would have waited a day.
A 20 cent drop over night? I like the drop instead of the increase.

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October 19, 2008 at 3:53 am

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Update Dump

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This week:
Made a calorimetry from Knitty. Um, the patter is great but to big and after looking at a few forums there seems to plenty of discrepancies with the one shown in the picture, the one the chick is wearing and the pattern.. I mean I have a huge head and plenty of hair and I had to modify it and ad an extra button. But, I will make another one binding on less stitches to start with. I think this might be something I could use for running and walking in the upcoming cold season.

I found my long lost Pumpkin Ale!!! PCC @ Seward Park doesn’t have it, but PCC in Issaquah sure does! Sweet! Anyway, it is made by Buffalo Bill’s Brewery in Hayward, CA.

I’m all registered to do the Pumpkin Push 5k! My mom and I are doing are second 5k this month because I think it is a great idea and we are crazies. Um, I don’t think we’ll be dressing up though.

Martha Stewart’s new Holiday is now out in stores. I love buying her holiday magazines to get great ideas, maybe this year I’ll actually use some of them. Can I just let anyone know I’m usually pretty retarded about Christmas. Some years not as much as others, but indeed I love it. And this year I’ll have a house to decorate! I can have a tree and stuffs.

And on a super really happy notes:
I am no longer in the 210s. I have been really slow at losing weight these past few months but, I’ve lost something like 27 pounds since April and I’m happy with it. I could do better but I could do worse.

We go on vacation in 21 days. Yes, I’m counting. There is snow on the top of Whistler and Blackcomb! (yeah, not a lot but so what.) Yea bitches! I like snow. Yes, we are 30 and going on a fairly cheap vacation with my folks… and I am quite happy to do so.

We’ll be out of our craptastic apartment in a month and a half. Thank god. Any kitchen will be better than the one we currently have. According to the maintenance people there is nothing wrong with our fridge and dishwasher, they are just old. Oh, and how many times can you people try to level our stove and not get it right? Fuck.

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October 17, 2008 at 11:18 pm

GO ME!

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I did my first 5k! I can’t wait to do more!

We might be renting a house!

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October 7, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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VOTE!

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The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Sarah Silverman wants you fuckers to vote!

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October 2, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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