I wish I had some cake.
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I went over to my Mom's today. It was raining when I left, but I've lost my umbrella. My Mom has this funny way of shaking her head when she sees I've done something silly, like go out in the rain with no umbrella and no hood to put up. It makes me feel like a little kid!

Anyways, we made peanut butter cookies, and watched Cake Boss, which I didn't like as much as Ace of Cakes. I mean, just look at this Yoda cake:


Awesome, right? Ace of Cakes clearly wins.

Kitchen Adventures
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I was making some kraft dinner. Something began to smell . . . wrong. I had turned on the wrong burner and destroyed a dirty plate that was sitting on the stovetop. About a minute after I turned everything off and opened the windows, my fire alarm went off. I figure, if there's a real fire, the building will collapse on me before the stupid alarm rings.

Anyways, I got the alarm to shut up by waving a dishcloth at it. Then I got the right burner going and boiled the water. Added the noodles. Remembered to set the timer. Drained the water without scalding myself. Put the cheese powder and the margarine into the pot. Went to add the milk. And the bag fell out of the pitcher into the pot (which was back on the hot burner). Two things happened: the milk gushed into the pot, and the plastic bag started to melt onto the metal. I retrieved the bag, burnt my finger, and tried to get some of the excess milk out the the mac & cheese.

For the record, it tasted terrible.

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I absolutely hate it when strangers ask to touch my hair. No. No you may not put your nasty fingers on my head. Even worse when they don't wait for an answer, or don't even ask. IT HAPPENS WAY TOO OFTEN! If it's so hard to resist, go be a hairdresser. Or buy yourself a freaking doll. Just Don't. Touch. Me.

 

Guh. I'm just going to wear a shower cap on the subway from now on. 


the internet is for...
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Pterodactyl porn, apparently. SERIOUSLY NSFW!! But good for a laugh. There is a hand puppet. Just saying.

PS. No, I wasn't looking for porn when I found this.

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 So I lost track of time this week, and accidentally went into work last night. I realized it was the weekend when I didn't recognize the librarian, or the students who work at the checkout desk, since the library has different weekend staff. I was so embarrassed, I went and looked at the bookshelves for half an hour so that it would look like I was there on purpose. Then I came home and played diner dash. Talk about mindless entertainment. I just didn't feel like doing anything thoughtful. By the time I went to bed, my eyes were bloodshot from staring at the screen, so I've mostly been letting them rest today. I cleaned my apartment, and took my Mom out for lunch. 

My Mom's pretty much back to her usual energetic self. She was telling me that she's joining a walking group with a bunch of her friends that starts up in April. She wanted me to join them, but I don't think I'm up for 5 km at 9 on Saturday mornings. I'll stick to my cleaning aerobics and my downtown wanderings.

Adventures in Kitchen Painting!
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 Went to Home Depot today and picked up some paint. I've decided to paint the area behind my kitchen sink "Exotic Purple." The paint guy at the store thought it was a dark colour for a kitchen, but my cupboards are all white (well, nearly. They're old, and so's their paint). Maybe if this goes well, I'll repaint the cupboards, too.

Here's a colour swatch I found, with my purple on it:



"I've got something to say, but it doesn't matter much to me"
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Haven't had anything to say, lately. Life is pretty dull. C's taken a spontaneous trip out of town, so I haven't even been going for coffee. Been reading and working, that's about it.

I wonder how hard it is to paint an apartment? Would it be worth the effort of doing it alone? I'm craving purple.

New neighbours, new annoyances
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Whoever just moved in down the hall has a yappy dog. It hasn't shut up in over an hour. I'm reading passive aggressive notes and considering leaving one of my own. Because this is just ridiculous.

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My Mom and I are close--I usually visit her every Sunday. We do a lot of stuff together, like baking. She's far better at it than I am, but I like to sit around and chat while things are in the oven. So her illness was unexpected because she seemed fine the last time I saw her. They had to remove her gallbladder. She's resting at home now, and I'm visiting every day to make sure she's doing alright. She seems to be getting better quickly, but the doctors said she should take her time and work up to her old activities slowly. She wants me to stay over, but I can't really take the time off work, and I don't want to be waking her up when I get in (since I work nights, I get off work in the morning, and my Mom needs her sleep.)

I'm getting so bored with my job. But I don't know what else I could do. At least it leaves me with a decent amount of free time. And I sort of enjoy coming home when other people are just getting ready to go to work. It makes me feel like I'm early, and I avoid rush hour. So I guess it's kind of ideal. Maybe I'm only worrying about it because of the interruption to my schedule. Once things are back to normal, maybe work won't seem to drag on quite as much.

Sorry for the silence,
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but my Mom's in the hospital. She's going to be okay. But it's been an unsettling week.

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