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1. It is really hot here, so hot that I have no appetite. (I ate a small dinner at 11 p.m. last night, for crissake.) But today for lunch I had a veggie wrap with hummus -- filling and healthy, but I don't feel gross from the heat. Yay! (I will not eat frozen yogurt for dinner. I will not eat frozen yogurt for dinner. I will not eat frozen yogurt for dinner.)

2. We've settled into the apartment, and now that's it's clean and organized I think we'll manage to not kill each other. It helps that the bedroom is big enough for a desk, so that one of us can be working or watching TV in the living room, and the other can be working in the bedroom.

3. The wedding I went to this weekend was beautiful! And since the groom was from India, there was lots of Indian pop music at the reception. Yay! Now I'm trying to find some good Indian pop and/or bhangra CDs (seriously, I'm listening to a bhangra podcast right now). Any suggestions?

4. We also went golfing this weekend, and I did pretty well! I was inconsistent with my irons (which is weird for me), but I was otherwise happy with how I did, considering that I'd only been to the driving range once this summer. And I out-drove* my dad on a hole! That was really exciting, because since the course was a converted par-3 (all the holes were par 3 or 4, so longer than a par-3 but shorter than a normal course) there weren't separate tee boxes for men and women. And my dad is a very good golfer. Anyway, if I make to the driving range and/or out this weekend on a round, I should be in good shape for the family outing.

5. Since we're not spending every free second doing house-related things, I actually have free time again! Oh my god. I finished my reread of Half-Blood Prince, and now I'm reading The Great Gatsby. I hated Gatsby in high school, but I recently realized that was probably because I really hated my classmates' reactions to it. So a few friends and I are rereading Gatsby together, although more as an excuse to get together and drink wine than anything else. Anyway, I'm enjoying it so far this go-round.

6. I can't get over how my life is only moderately insane until we leave for Santa Barbara in late August. We only have two weekend trips! We can do things like go to movies and baseball games and hang out with people and all sorts of stuff! Too bad we can't have people over to grill.

* I proceeded to waste my drive by sending two consecutive shots into the woods. I spent most of the day unable to hit my irons straight and in the air, and on that hole they were going into the air. Sigh.

Now what?

Jun. 21st, 2007 11:17 pm
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On the house front, we've settled into the apartment and closing is tomorrow. Eeeep. We're going to a wedding in my hometown this weekend, and I think it will be good to dash out of town this weekend after the closing.

Meanwhile, I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and it's way too much fun. Luna doing the Quidditch commentary! Awesome. The eeee! and I have been talking about book seven, and I have to share one of his predictions.

Cut because I cannot bear it )

My other predictions are
Cut in case you've missed book six )

Is this going to be like the Sopranos, where we all expect a bloodbath for the finale but nothing really happens? If so, this is how it would go, I guess . . .

Ooof

Jun. 16th, 2007 09:16 pm
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I have had the longest day -- we've spent the entire day sorting through stuff, determining what goes to the apartment and what goes to Santa Barbara, packing stuff for moving to the apartment, picking up a few kitchen supplies, etc. And on top of all that, the eeee! decided to make a strawberry-rhubarb pie tonight, as it's his last chance to bake here. So when I wasn't packing, I was in a very hot kitchen washing up canisters and the like.

Blah. But we have people helping us tomorrow, so moving to the apartment should go quickly.

On the bright side! I just finished Family Romance: A Love Story, by John Lanchester, and it was awesome. If I wasn't so tired, I'd have a whole entry about it.

Also, last night we got to play with a Wii for the first time with some friends. Wheee! That was lots of fun. And I have finally found a video game I'm good at -- I kicked everyone's ASS at boxing. I think it's because it's a game where exaggerated movements are a good thing, not a bad thing.

Now, as much as I'd like to enjoy some wine and The Riches (which we are about 5 episodes behind on), there's more packing ahead of me this evening.
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It's not all doom and gloom here!


  1. The latest Cook's Illustrated was rating teas, and they ranked Tazo Awake as the best supermarket-bought tea with milk! You heard it here first! (Yum.)

  2. We finally went to Pilar's Cafe for lunch. Oh my, it was tasty! I've heard they have a food cart near campus sometimes, so I'll have to track that down. Yum!

  3. We're driving the eeee!'s car across the country in August, and it's a stick. I cannot drive a stick -- every two years I decide I want to learn, and then I get frustrated and don't practice. But I went around our neighborhood today and did quite well! So if I actually stick with it and practice once a week, I'll be comfortable with it by August.



I'd say we're enjoying our last full weekend in this house (next weekend we're in Columbus for my brother's graduation, and the weekend after that we start moving into the apartment), but instead we're both working this weekend. We're both writing papers right now, and I'm deciding whether or not to work in my office at work tomorrow. On one hand, it'll be freaking hot in there (they turn off the a/c on the weekends, and my office is on the 10th floor), but on the other hand, the eeee! will then keep asking me what I think about the notations he's using in his paper. Argh.

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