October 12th, 2005

Apropos of Nothing

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of me buying a Barnes & Noble discount card. That means today is actually the end of the year. You might, then, expect that I’d want to do a whole post about the experience. You’d be right. However! I learned earlier this month that the card is good through the end of the month! Therefore, since the savings still apply, I’m going to wait until then to fully report. For the record, here on this final day of the year my count stands at -56.

I’ve changed the kitties’ feeding schedule. Whereas they were getting fed at 6:00 a.m./p.m., now they get fed closer to 6:30 a.m./p.m. This is mostly because I have an upstairs at the new place and I quickly tired of waking up, going downstairs to feed them, and then going back upstairs to get ready. Now I get ready first, go downstairs to feed them, and then leave. They didn’t like the change at first (of course), but they’re fairly used to it now. A half-cup of food in the morning, a half-cup of food at night. I don’t understand why they’re still fat.

I know you’re wondering, so I’ll tell you: my World of Warcraft night elf is Level 40 now. No one’s more bothered than me that I am still playing this game. Brian keeps saying things like “Remember when you said you’d never hit Level 20?” and then laughing at me. Nertz to him. Level 40 is a big milestone, as now I could buy and ride a giant tiger…if I had the money. It costs 90 pieces of gold. I currently only have 16, and there’s no such thing as a Darnassus Express credit card. That’s probably a good thing.

I am currently in the middle of another chocolate-related project. This one is not nearly as long-term, so you should see the results by the end of this week, I’m thinking. Stay tuned!

My friend Carolyn has changed the URL of her blog, so I have made the appropriate change in my links. Troublemaker!

My friend Dave has a blog, but he won’t let me link to it. I’m not sure why, as he hasn’t really given me a good reason. I’m sure the ensuing influx of the 6 people that read my blog currently would be more than he could take, and the scrutiny would cause him sleeplessness.

Yes, Dave, I am publicly mocking your stance.

I like that it gets dark earlier now, but I sure wish I could sleep later with the later darkness in the morning. Here’s one area where the pioneers had the right idea – get up when it’s light out. I don’t know if they actually did that, but it’s nice to imagine they did. Of course, if they had cats to feed they got up earlier than they wanted to anyway.

We had improv auditions last night and tonight. Seventeen people tried out, and tomorrow five of them will be asked to join. It was strange to be in the process and watch these people and wonder who was going to be a part of my life from here on out. We had some really good folks, some good folks, some who were fine, and one who was just plain weird. I want to go into detail about just how weird this one fellow was, but I’m worried he’d somehow find out and then he’d … I don’t know, be weird around me or something. Weird. Needless to say, he won’t be joining the troupe.

Rosenplantz, my office plant, continues to live despite my best efforts. I haven’t set out to kill him, it’s just that I’m not very plant-inclined. He’s a hardy soul, though, and lives on, brown spots on his leaves and all.

My apartment complex is having a patio decorating contest this month. The winning decorator will win $100 off their rent next month. The way I figure, I’m saving $100 by not decorating.

I do have a small decoration on my front door, though. I finally purchased a label-maker a few weeks ago. I’ve been wanting one for a long time, I just never could find the exact right one. I finally settled on one, though it’s not perfect. The very first thing I labelled was my front door. It has been labelled “DOOR.”

If I didn’t think it would bother them, I’d probably label the cats.

It’s likely that I will watch my 200th movie of the year this weekend. I’m up to 198, with the most notable recently-watched one being Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It’s easily the most amusing movie I’ve seen a long time.

I made another Twinkie Cake this past weekend, though it was technically a Suzy-Q Cake, since it was made with chocolate. I prefer the Twinkie version, but I’m still looking for an orange cake mix. I’m itchin’ for a Creamsicle Cake!

With that, I bid you adieu. Be well!

7 Comments on “Apropos of Nothing”

  1. hp says:

    One day I'll come and peel your door label off and put it back on upside down.

    I was surprised you know two Carolyns, until you said "Troublemaker" and then realised it was me. Wait'll you see the new template. Trouble AND Mess maker.

  2. JClark says:

    There was some classroom in my elementary school that was empty most of the day, so my class used it for projects and stuff. I guess it was a morning kindergarder classroom, because EVERYTHING in the room was labelled. Doors, windows, the clock, the chalkboard, desks, shelves, everything. It was awesome, and I always thought it'd be cool to do my bedroom up like that, but I was always too lazy to do it.

    Now that you've reminded me of that, I may have to do it. I wonder if my wife will mind…


  3. hp says:

    Just plonk a sticker on her that says "The missus".

    Can I be any more Australian? Yikes.

  4. MadMup says:

    See, J, that's exactly what I'm talking about! I've wanted a labeler for the express purpose of labeling EVERYthing! It's only through sheer force of will that I've not done it.

    And Aussies are definitely troublemakers of the highest order.

  5. anonymous pants says:

    I dont know, your friend Dave seems to me to have excercised the better part of valor, and wisdom as well.

  6. hp says:

    You charmer.

  7. Brian Arnold says:

    Nertz to *you*, man.

    I'm ecstatic that you're 40 now. :D

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