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Fisty's Bog on World of Goo (Day 30)

Fisty’s Bog on World of Goo (Day 30), originally uploaded by laurenipsum.

I (and my houseguests) struggled with the Fisty’s Bog level of World of Goo a lot over the past couple of days, but I finally got it today. One thing that really helped me was building up as my first move, instead of [...]

Meaningless, consumer-driven lives

I’ve been partially succeeding in my efforts to become frugal (since we will soon have only one steady income due to G being laid off) but the past few days have pretty much been a failure. Saturday night we met up with Buck and Shan at Txori, my new favorite place, for some delicious pintxos [...]


Updates to the farm blog about last weekend’s weather, chickens, ducks, seedlings, etc. Click on over there to read; too long to reproduce here.

Updates to this blog, just so stupid shoe angst isn’t at the top of the page anymore.

I work from home on Thursdays, which I probably don’t deserve but for which I negotiated [...]

Forged to bend and bow

I dreamed about blogging this weekend.

I hate that verb, to blog. I don’t mind the related nouns — I have a blog, I am a blogger — but the verb makes me cringe. I don’t know why. I avoid it whenever possible and have no idea why I used it just there. Rewriting is too [...]

In the shadow of the modern machine

Oh, here’s something that is happening. I am typing this while seated on an uncomfortable plastic chair at the stinky DMV (actually the Department of Licensing) waiting for them to call my number so I can pay my $20 for my Washington permit. Then I will be able to learn to drive the car we [...]

And a woman needs a man

Today I got a mystery package. It was from CAT & GIRL. G. emailed me at work to say “Your package from Cat & Girl is here!” and I was very confused, because I did not order anything from Cat & Girl. So I was very excited to come home from the bar — not [...]

Ten miles above the limit, and with no seatbelt

I didn’t have a chance to get new shoes this time because everything happened so quickly. I applied last Wednesday for a job that was posted the day before; I had a phone interview last Thursday and in-person interviews on Tuesday, and yesterday I was offered the job despite the lack of new Target shoes. [...]

It used to shine like silver, make such a beautiful ringing sound

Yesterday I finally finished one window’s worth of curtains for Skip, which was pretty exciting. It took me months to finish the first one, and I did the entirety of the sewing for the second one … yesterday afternoon. I think I need to work on my time management.
But now I want to sew some [...]

Ain’t got no carburetor, ain’t gonna wait ’til later

I love LibraryThing. I have got a big ol’ library! I haven’t hit the limits of the free account yet, but I expect I will eventually — I definitely will if I catalog everything — so I might just go ahead and get the lifetime membership now. Go play with it! It’s fun!

I have just [...]