September 20th, 2002

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The floor, it is not comfortable.

I had a crappy time sleeping last night, and ended up finally giving up on the whole 'sleep' thing around 8:30 this morning. I did some work, getting some things straightened out, and decided to take another shot at this whole 'free clothes' thing at Lane Bryant. I was a bit more successful today, though I admit to being baffled by how it is that I'm losing weight but gaining inches around my tummy, putting me firmly between two pants sizes. (To quote weds, "pants.") So now I have 2 pairs of jeans in a size that are just slightly too tight, and two pairs of jeans in a size that is just slightly too baggy and poofy. How horribly frustrating. If I were an optimist, I wouldn't have gotten the larger ones, but, well, I'm not. I got a really nifty sweater duster thingie (yes, usagijer, for when my sweaters get dusty). Pretty blues and greys, falling down to my ankles. Tres nifty. And a coat. I have a coat now. It's more of a windbreaker / rain jacket thingie, but it's neat, and it's good to have a coat that isn't my big wool coat, and that I don't have to worry about rain in like my suede coat. And, yeah, stuff. Yay, free clothes.

Then I came home, and did more work, and became completely baffled by the decisions made by one of my co-workers / soon to be / kind of already minion. Spent a while getting that straightened out, and have basically been staring dumbly at things ever since. The lack of sleep from last night has basically kept me from doing anything useful, and it's insanely frustrating.

I did, however, get permission to go back up to Massachusetts next month ([me, to boss] Did you get my request to go up to MA next month? [boss] No, but I'm sure it's ok.), so that is good. As soon as I get finances figured out, I'll be buying tickets. And, kazmat has promised that we get to play pool. Yay! Pool!

Dishes. I think I will go do the dishes now.
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    TV: Crossing Jordan
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Change in plans.

Ok, due to vagaries in trying to get reservations at Melting Pot, the plans with Nazgul, Nyarla, and huey have changed. We will be postponing our venture until next weekend. This weekend has new and different plans now. Tomorrow, dvorak and I will be going out to Melting Pot. Then, on Sunday, Nyarla and I are going to venture into DC and assault the Dupont Circle region. Plans currently involve getting lunch at Teaism, browsing through Ginza, strolling through Beadazzled, maybe stopping in at Olsson's and/or KramerBooks. And finally, we will be going to see the new Margaret Cho bit at the movies. Luckily, I am mostly destitute, so I can do this with impunity, having no money to spend. :) I do wish it were going to be a little bit cooler on Sunday, but the cooler weather is definitely on the way. I ache for fall and winter, which is something this Hawaii girl never thought she'd say. But between all the extra insulation I have in the way of excess weight and the truly vile DC summers... yeah, feeling a chill in the air would be a nice change.
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    Bruce Hornsby & The Range: Mandolin Rain
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*content sigh*

Yay. I finally made chicken long rice. The noodles were a little bit overcooked, but considering I hadn't made the dish in about a decade, I think I did ok. I will improve next time around. Definitely does need some veggies in it, though. Maybe I'll see if dvorak would find onions, celery, and carrots offensive, since he didn't like the idea of mushrooms. But man, that was good.

And, I have a batch of haupia cooling on the counter. Yay!
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    Jenn Arden: To Sir With Love