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Goings on [Apr. 17th, 2010|09:12 pm]
It's been almost 2 years since I moved to Seattle.

The biggest changes:
* I drive ~1-2 times per week. Mostly on the weekends.
* I can (mostly) carry on a conversation with strangers. Working in an office, with actual humans, is useful for some things.
* I have a pair of ice skates! (Though, they're only 4 weeks old).
* I carry an umbrella pretty much all the time.
* House! (Ownership of, not the show featuring Hugh Laurie).

This week, I'm happy about these: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3032568, this: http://www.pamie.com/, and this: http://www.seattlefitclub.com/, and this place: http://www.familynightout.com/.

And, I'm watching Saint Ralph.

And, yes - I do still miss New York. *Dried* cavatelli should *not* cost $8 / lb.
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Grrrrr. [Jan. 3rd, 2009|01:23 pm]
I've been all excited about the Seattle light rail for a while now.

Given the silly bus fare system, free zone, etc., I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that they're considering overcomplicating the fare system for the light rail as well:

Maybe I'm cranky about this because I just got back from New York. I miss my city, particularly its public transit. :-/
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Happy New Year! [Jan. 1st, 2009|10:11 am]
In 2008, I got promoted, changed cities, and bought a house.

In 2009, perhaps we will finally get around to the whole getting married thing. ;)
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Oh dear [May. 9th, 2008|12:32 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

I think my annual allergies have hit.

I've had a headache since Tuesday. I'd been attributing it to my food poisoning incident on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Today it occurred to me that it's a pressure headache, of the sort that makes my eyes feel too big for my head. Which is how my May allergies usually start. :-P

Really, just perfect timing. I so want to be meeting new people while suffering from the next stage of my May allergies: The Cough. The Cough, which makes everyone in the immediate area cower in fear of being infected. Perhaps I will have shirts printed: "Allergies! I'm NOT contagious! Please don't run away!" ;)
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Bikes [Apr. 30th, 2008|06:33 pm]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

More people in my neighborhood seem to be biking around. I find this to be a Very Happy Thing. (Particularly on days when I have to traverse the Sepulveda Pass. Slowly. *cough* *wheeze*).

However, two things disturb me -- most of them seem to be helmet-less, and many of them are riding on the sidewalks, and using crosswalks as if they were pedestrians. Grrr. I'm a good driver. I am! But, I can not predict when a bike will suddenly come whizzing through a crosswalk that was empty 2 seconds before. Or across the entrance to our garage. And, I do not desire to be responsible for cracked skulls. *shakes head*

In related news, I do wish that I were less scared of biking on the LA streets. And that LA streets all had proper bike lanes. And that bike helmets were more compatible with my hair. ;)
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Oy... [Apr. 24th, 2008|10:43 am]
[Current Mood |moodymoody]

I have a whole bunch of non-mainstream, likely very unpopular opinions. Sometimes they leak out in public, but mostly only Jeff knows the whole picture (and loves me anyway, that crazy Canadian).

Sure I look like your average Democrat, but in reality, I think I have some views that are further to the right than most Republicans, further to the left than Kucinich, and some that probably defy classification. Someday my brain may explode, and everyone will run screaming. ;)
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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2008|10:57 am]
[Current Location |Jury Assembly Room]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Cell phones, cell phones...]

Twiddle, twiddle...

Jeff & I went to see Tommy last night. As in, the music that was on Broadway for a while back in the 90s (The Who's Tommy, but not at all like the movie). It was being put on by a theatre group at CSUN.

Parts of it were pretty good, and everyone was definitely talented. Parts just looked sloppy -- like, they didn't have enough time or money to get it right, so they just sort of left it. Parts were just...huh? Instead of an actual 10 year old child, they had a puppet. With a puppeteer that was onstage whenever the puppet needed to be moving. It was just...odd. And distracting. And couldn't have done great things for the actors who had to work with the puppet. And, just...WTF? I'm not sure if they were trying to go for some sort of symbolism, or what, but whatever it was, I didn't get it.

And the English accents were *awful*. They were mostly not there, but then every so often a few words would be very Eliza Dolittle-esque.

But hey...it only cost $10, and was a pleasant reminder of the Broadway production. And fun, which was really all I was going for.

Hmm...I am wondering if I should give up this computer to one of my fellow potential jury people...
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Eeeep. [Apr. 6th, 2008|12:31 pm]
This whole lack of credit card debt thing has been bad for my spending. Zappos.com is really an evil, evil place. ;)

Next month, I am definitely putting myself on a severely restricted budget. Because I am just asking for financial catastrophe currently.

This month is already somewhat of a lost cause, with next weekend's trip, anniversary plans, and at least a feeble attempt to fill in the gaping hole left in my "wardrobe" by my recent closet purging.

But, May! May will be the month of financial responsibility.
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Clothes! [Mar. 23rd, 2008|09:43 am]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Just did a massive cleaning out of my closet yesterday -- got rid of *3* garbage bags of stuff, most of it clothing that I hadn't worn in years. This has left my closet very empty looking, which leaves me really, really, really wanting to go shopping. However, my wallet says otherwise. It's so hard being responsible when I want shoes! ;)
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Woo hoo! [Mar. 19th, 2008|11:33 am]
[Current Mood |accomplished]

After 4 emails & 2 letters, my prematurely-falling-apart Hideously Expensive Jeans are getting replaced. :)

Also? My esthetician kicks serious ass. :)
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