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February 10th, 2008


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04:15 pm - The Reason I Slept Till Two O'Clock Today
Yesterday was a very long day.
  • woke up at around nine but didn't leave the house until nearly eleven
  • cashed a Circuit City rebate
  • went back home to grab a belt since my pants weren't staying up without one
  • put in ten bucks' worth of gas in preparation for the 100+ miles I would be driving
  • drove to Seanan's (cadhla) house in Concord for Cleaning Day
  • discovered that when one describes her place as trashed, they may not be exaggerating
  • futilely swatted at the dozens of flies
  • met the illustrious Lilly Kane (not even her full name) and Nissa, the Cat Who Wouldn't Die
  • dusted a My Little Pony castle
  • watched Seanan sort through years of junk
  • declared "I wondered where that went!" the Quote of the Day
  • threw away Seanan's bad high school poetry and someone else's badly drawn porn
  • had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, where you got to eat as much salad and soup and bread and rice and pasta and potato salad and dessert as you wanted, which was awesome
  • became very full despite there not being much meat at all in my meal
  • got a call from my mom in the middle of lunch, forcing me to stop eating for ten minutes or so as my mom thanked me for sending her VM S3 and I asked her for baby pictures for a thing at work
  • got another call immediately after hanging up asking me if I'd gotten an e-mail from my latest potential future wife
  • continued cleaning with Rey's (silverkun) help
  • cracked up at everything that said "Shannon," which Seanan had gone by for years since no one could pronounce her name
  • carried stuff out to the porch to be disposed of
  • obsessively rearranged Seanan's Monk DVDs and then laughed at the appropriateness
  • came across a poster for a high school production of Amadeus directed by Craig Brewer, director of Hustle and Flow and Black Snake Moan, and wondered how much it was worth on eBay
  • did not lay eyes on the BUCKET OF MAGGOTS that Seanan discovered was the origin of the flies
  • called Shari, one of four people whose birthday it was, and wished her a happy birthday
  • packed dozens of trades into a box so I could finally catch up on my titles after three years: Fables, Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man, Astonishing X-Men, and, because everyone raves about it, Preacher
  • earned Seanan's love by being compelled to sweep
  • tailed Rey on the way to the Curry House for dinner
  • had tandoori tilapia, which was very flaky and very tasty
  • bought some chocolate for Lisa (danea), who was stuck at home with the flu
  • rode around in Rey's Honda Fit, which was a car recommended to me when I expressed interest in buying a new car
  • visited an Adult establishment, which was full of many, many, many things shaped like penises
  • found one of Seanan's mom's movies in the Classics section
  • drove back to Oakland and got lost attemping to get to Lisa's from 24
  • finally made it inside the apartment after a couple failed attempts at not saying anything to the answering machine
  • delighted Lisa with chocolate, especially the Dark Chocolate with Mint, which was the one I had specifically gone back to get even though Rey had only recommended the Dark Chocolate with Raspberry
  • ate a strawberry
  • could not eat a mandarin as one eats a strawberry
  • picked up Emily (tigeremme) from the airport for the second time, becoming her hero once again
  • got pulled over by a cop for my SEVEN-MONTH-OLD broken brake light and was issued a fix-it ticket
  • got on 880 S instead of 880 N
  • eventually managed to get us to Martinez
  • drank cranberry juice
  • helped Emily choose what to wear for her ASU audition(s)
  • failed to find a recording of The Mikado to borrow
  • interviewed/transcribed a post about Oberlin for Emily since her hand was hurting too much
  • laughed quite a bit because it was an absolutely hilarious effort, and it has the best cut-tag ever: "Look, you guys, this is only going to be the MOST WELL-PUNCTUATED POST OF ALL TIME. Also, it is awesome, because it is written by Emily and me, who are both awesome, and awesome + awesome = double awesome. Also, Emily disapproves of Sunil's use of commas. Or lack thereof."
  • transcribed Emily's to-do list for the next day
  • listened to Emily play and sing a piece from La Bohème on the piano
  • hugged Emily, whom I will not see again for a month
  • filled up at a Shell for the same price I'd paid at Arco that morning
  • drove home at two in the morning

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Avril Lavigne - I'm with You

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From:catatonia00
Date:February 11th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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could not eat a mandarin as one eats a strawberry

What!? Like with a glass of champagne in one hand and a hunky manslave handfeeding you strawberries, while the two of you are nestled in a warm, plush bed with only soft candle light illuminating the room ? Poor mandarin. They're good stuff.

That's a shitload of things. But it's nice to get so many things done. So bravo and kudos to ya.

I'm not thinking about maggots. I'm not thinking about maggots. I'm not thinking about maggots.

Edited at 2008-02-11 01:52 am (UTC)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
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What!? Like with a glass of champagne in one hand and a hunky manslave handfeeding you strawberries, while the two of you are nestled in a warm, plush bed with only soft candle light illuminating the room ?
No. Like just taking a bite out of it.
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From:punzerel
Date:February 11th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
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That is indeed a very long day. Also: My Little Pony = awesome (I still have a boxful somewhere - my ponies and Barbies used to go on expeditions to the jungle and outer space together). Also also: your mention of The Mikado just reminded me that I failed to reserve tickets for my university's Savoy Society showing next Saturday, and now I am sad. :( Who schedules all their shows during midterm week? Silly musical theatre people.
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From:filmtx
Date:February 11th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
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Damn. Do you write this stuff down throughout the day or do you store it all in your head as you go along?

I asked her for baby pictures for a thing at work

Color me puzzled.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
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Do you write this stuff down throughout the day or do you store it all in your head as you go along?
The latter.

Color me puzzled.
We're doing a "Guess the Baby Photo" thing.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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There is one other Indian guy in our department and one Middle Eastern guy.
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From:miniglik
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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You make cleaning someone else's house sound like actual *gasp* fun.

Also, I briefly lived in a fly-infested apartment back in college. It's weird how they all migrate from mirror to mirror.

Also, I want you to write my posts! They've have far better theme and organization, as well as grammar and punctuation!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
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You make cleaning someone else's house sound like actual *gasp* fun.
You want to come over? She still needs help.

Also, I want you to write my posts! They've have far better theme and organization, as well as grammar and punctuation!
Aw. Okay, we can do that sometime.
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From:beeker121
Date:February 11th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
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-visited an Adult establishment, which was full of many, many, many things shaped like penises
-found one of Seanan's mom's movies in the Classics section


There was a classics section at the adult establishment?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
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There certainly was. Right next to the Special Interests section.
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From:beeker121
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
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Huh. I suppose I always just look at the various toys and books and avoid the video section.

And now I'm imagining the labels in the Special Interests section - heh.
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From:cadhla
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
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They're always marginally disturbing. We once snuck into this same adult store and added 'ungulates' to the listed interests.
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From:toughcookie42
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
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Haha, I've had a bucket of maggots before. It was formerly a bucket of sangria that was left out during a heat wave. It was just like genetics class, except the bottle of flies was my house.

Look at you, eatin' fish all over the place!

That wasn't your first visit to an Adult establishment, was it? You needed to hang out at the House of Chen more...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
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I think it may have been my first. Possibly second. I don't remember.
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From:shpyum
Date:February 11th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious about the email from the latest future wife. Anything promising?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Nothing received. We still don't even know whether she's taller than I am.
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From:upanashad
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Is that a deal breaker?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
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I would certainly prefer someone shorter. Bad shoulder and all! Easier to hug!
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From:harper47
Date:February 11th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
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Your days remind me of my days, only you are much more detailed. You win!

Sounds like a busy, productive day! But, since I've been off LJ I may have missed a post. Why, exactly was there a bucket of maggots in the house you were cleaing?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
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The kitty litter went uncleaned for a month. (You didn't miss that in a post.)
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From:harper47
Date:February 11th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I see.

I'm w/ KB. Ewwwwww.

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From:towers_of_ivory
Date:February 11th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Somehow, my favourite part of this is that you dusted a My Little Pony castle.
It's just such a darling image. Is it okay that I imagined you in a frilly apron?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:February 11th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Whatever floats your boat, 'mato.
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From:darlingviolenta
Date:February 12th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
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I love Sweet Tomatoes.

I too visited an adult establishment this weekend and saw many, many, many things shaped like penises.
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From:mrbroom
Date:February 12th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
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About damn time you read Preacher. I know, I know. Yours is a full plate.

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