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Assembling Office Furniture

Other People Assembling Office Furniture

Other people assembling office furniture.

Now I can’t find my notes for my five second post this evening.

Very fun weekend hence not much sitting around the computer. My inbox is so depressingly full I’m considering nuking it and starting over.

When Mom and Dad are here we always have lots of fun adventures but never seem to get around to all the stuff we intend to do. Some things we did: tons of epic food, two excellent trips to downtown Portland to visit the new office and go to Powell’s. Things we missed: international food marts, walk around the fort.

They headed out early today to beat the storm.


View of the new office with furniture.

I’ve been intending to write about about seeing Revolutionary Road a couple of weeks ago but I just can’t seem to get to it. The short review is that I think the great acting and directing are distracting people from the idea that the story does not work. I do not recommend. Well, unless you like movies where you feel worse when you leave than when you went in.

I wanted to contrast that film with Wuthering Heights (09 Masterpiece Theater version) which I liked. I guess in tragedy it’s hard to get away from the idea that the people act like idiots. But there is something compelling about Cathy and Heathcliff’s passion. And I liked Heathcliff’s sexy lips. I still haven’t managed to finish the book. My book reading is appalling so far for 09.

The third film I was going to write about is Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson which in summary sounds silly and shouldn’t work but it’s a very sweet and satisfying movie. I recommend.

I have another epic busy week. Half-assed posting, if any, will continue.

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Major Tragedy

My desktop computer just died. As in completely and totally nothing but a hunk of metal dead.

Good news: we bought the AppleCare for three years!

Bad news: my 253 photos from Thanksgiving and my writing I did today are stuck in there.

Let’s all agree that it’s probably just some tiny little thing that takes 5 minutes to fix and doesn’t destroy any data.

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Freaks and Geeks Tragedy

We had a big tragedy with our last Freaks and Geeks disc. Only 3 shows left. We watched the first one without incident and the second one was when we discovered the DVD player died. We took the disc downstairs (because we are a two person family with two TVs and two DVD players and two VCRs and two cable boxes) and it made some unhappy grinding sounds and refused to play the 2nd episode. (Which leads me to suspect that the DVD dying and the damage to the disc are related but no hard evidence.) Bob called me and said he was getting the final epsode on the disc and as we started I said, “What if it biffs in the middle?” but we soon were involved in the show. It’s the one with the geeks doing A/V.(For my loyal readers who don’t know what that is, when I was a girl, we had things called films and film strips in school and geeks somehow took “a class” where they had to bring the film projector to class and set it up and run it for the teacher: audio visual= A/V.)

We got about 10 minutes into it and the DVD froze. We both flung our hands towards the TV and hollered, “NOOOOOOOO!” just like they do in the movies when someone tragically dies. The DVD is ready for mailing and we checked the “DVD doesn’t work, Send us a new one” box. At least we can still look forward to two more episodes.

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No Angel This Weekend

Major tragedy. Have I confessed how addicted I am to Angel? Meaning the TV series that just ended. (Pam’s review of series finale: “I wouldn’t have done it that way.”) If an Angel DVD is in the house I can do nothing else until I’ve watched at least one episode. I’ve been getting the discs from netflix and I’m on the last DVD for season 2. I finally decided to go ahead and order season 3 although I’m getting into some stuff I’ve already seen. I’ve barely seen any of the early Buffys so I’ve got plenty to look forward to. Today, the DVD arrived: broken and unwatchable. I’m so bummed. No Angel this weekend.

This weekend is great but lazy. Been sitting around reading and loafing. Did some errands. Dropped a couple hundred bucks at Bed Bath & Beyond. Seeing as I only go in there about once every five years I decided to get everything at one time. Bought new summer duvet and shams; complete new flannel set for winter on clearance — 1/2 off and a totally cool design not the usual ugly orange or pink flowers that they usually have on clearance. Bought extra pillow cases as all of ours are so old and worn you can see through them; new placemats — ours were in tatters AND new towels. I’ve never used anything so fluffy. Our old ones (dating from the late 80’s) are paper thin and unraveling. This is great.

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After the Crud is Gone

According to the new blogger this is my 450th post. Who has read them all?

You know how when you get sick, the foods you ate before you got sick don’t sound so good? I read this thing about how this is a biological response b/c back in the prehistoric days when man didn’t have newspapers and TV to tell him what was bad for him, he learned what foods were bad by eating them, getting violently ill and then having a strong aversion to them ever after. So how this relates to me is I got sick on Sunday afternoon — just after my critical main weekend favorite snack food grazing period. All my favorites sound yucky. *AND* we had gone to a party and I drank primo keg Hefewizen. Now, a general list of foods that sound bad: cheese, crackers, nuts, tortilla strips, beer, strawberries, salad (carrots, etc. by themselves sound fine). This is a tragedy.

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