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Apr. 24th, 2009 @ 11:49 am Friday happy 5
Current Mood: mellow
Current Music: "Antebellum," Vienna Teng

I should remember to do this more often!

1. Recognizing the music coming from a co-worker's office as the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana ... because it was used in an episode of Rurouni Kenshin. 8D

2. I'm the only one in my office-pod this morning, because both of my co-workers are at a workshop. That means I get to play my music without wearing headphones. \o/

3. Last night, I awoke multiple times to hear [info]ratzeo tell Kershach to stop grooming his head. XD This is probably not such a happy thing for [info]ratzeo himself (particularly since Kershach got him right in the ear once), but I still find it absolutely adorable. ♥

4. Rediscovering my love of hair jewelry! When I was trying to look all nice and professional for the Accreditation visit, I broke out my collection for the first time in weeks, or months. Which is sad, because I have a rather massive amount of it! (I seem to forget about things like jewelry and my BPAL during the winter, because in the mornings I'm usually stumbling around in the cold and dark, looking for just the essentials of "pants and shirt" before running out the door.) Of course, this also means I just plunked down a bunch of money ordering even more hair jewelry online ...

5. Spring, spring, spring! Seattle is finally giving in to the change of the season, and I'm so happy to get the sun back.
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Jan. 20th, 2009 @ 08:02 pm 5 good things for a recovery day
Current Mood: relaxed
Current Music: "Never Want to Say It's Love," Dido

I didn't particularly want to go back to work today, because I still have the remnants of a head cold, and that makes dealing with work pressures particularly unappealing. But it was better to go and get things done than stay at home and let deadlines pile up, so I went.

And good things happened!

1. My department set up a laptop and projector in the conference room, so we could watch the inauguration ceremony. I was pretty much in a constant state of tearing-up-with-happiness (with the exception of Rick Warren's speech).

2. Some co-workers brought in food for the office, so we had bagels and salmon spread for a breakfasty snack, and hot wings for a lunchy snack.

3. One of our newly graduated doctoral students donated 10-minute massages to everyone in the office. While 10 minutes is hardly enough time to do any permanent damage to my shoulder knots, it's definitely enough to make me feel better.

4. Mail call! I got all three packages I was waiting for in today's mail: books, more books, and tea (which was part of my previous tea order, not a new purchase :P).

5. I'm spending the evening cooking meals so that I can have dinner for the week, as well as homemade lunches at work. The menu is spaghetti with ground turkey and mushrooms, and oven-baked salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Simple dishes (that's all I cook, anyway), but tasty. :D~
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Jan. 17th, 2009 @ 12:23 pm 5 happy things
Current Mood: sick
Current Music: "One Sweet Love," Sara Bareilles

I'm fighting off the remnants of a cold that laid me low on Thursday ... but, all things considered, my weekend is off to a good start.

1. Work: All things considered, work is going pretty well. I was out sick on Thursday, but I took the opportunity to work from home for a few hours and get some (easy but time-consuming) tasks done while I didn't have the distractions of the office. I was still only half-functional on Friday, but the office was closed for admissions, so I had more low-distraction work time. Plus, everyone being in the office together, with our doors closed to the outside, generates a stronger sense of camaraderie.

My work stress is just declining in general, though, and that's fantastic. Admittedly, a good chunk of that is because the high-stress period of the year (for my position) is winding down. However, I do think I'm doing a decent job of sticking to my resolutions and keeping my work stress in perspective.

2. Old friends: Last night after work I met some old friends from school (the group I went to the NWSA conference with) for the first time in several months. One of our friends hosted, and we put together a potluck dinner that turned out amazingly delicious (port, bread and cheese, couscous, samosas ...). Spending time with these friends is always such a positive, energizing experience, because they're funny, whip-smart, and passionate about justice.

I notice that this is something I really need to have in my life, even if it's just every couple of months. My closest friends are geek-types, and that's what I love on a day-to-day basis ... but at the same time, the things that get us really fired up (and "angry," if you want to say that, but not in a negative way) don't always overlap. And being fired up in a social context that doesn't match - that can turn into just feeling angry-in-a-negative-way. So being able to plop myself into a group of people who say "yes, we're angry about what you're angry about, and let's use that to generate ways to resist and rebuild" is valuable.

3. Kittens: The friend who hosted dinner last night has 4-month old kittens. XD They are absolutely adorable, little gray tabby boys whose stripes are more like splotches and make them look wild (they were, in fact, found abandoned in the woods). There was a little short-haired boy with a near-prehensile tail who sat in my lap after I stole his sleeping spot (a.k.a. sat in the chair he was on), and a fluffy long-haired boy with a face like a (tiny) bobcat. Like all kittens, they felt like they could fit in a single handful. Eeeeee~

4. Cuddles: I am lucky to live with two very cuddly boys who will give me snuggles after a long day at work. ♥ Kershach in particular is an excellent source of healing, when he is curled up into a kitty "C" and lets me just lay my head on his cushy fur and listen to him breathing (asleep) or purring (awake). He is also highly skilled in the art of the sleeping-in-on-a-weekend good-morning cuddle.

[info]ratzeo is not a snorgleable fluffball, but he does a good job nonetheless. ;)

5. Tea: I continue to be addicted to Adagio tea, and decided to try their rooibos tea, even though my last experience with loose leaf rooibos from another tea company went poorly (the scent was so cloying it made me nauseous). Whether Adagio's rooibos is better, or my tastes have changed, or both, I am now smitten with their Rooibos Almond.

Although I guess this is both good and bad, because it makes me want to make another tea order ... even though I've made two large orders within the past month. *headdesk*

Boring tea babble: I've found myself gravitating toward flavored tea recently. Partly that's because I'm branching out as a tea nerdconnoisseur and just trying new things. But also, the flavored tea I've had the most experience with are the kinds you can find easily - which translates to bagged black teas from grocery stores. Flavored black teas tends to have a muted taste, I think, because black tea is so strong - or, conversely, the flavoring is overpowering and fake-tasting in order to compensate. On the other hand, herbal teas (which I've learned are called "tisanes" *The More You Know rainbow*) don't have to pit the flavoring against the strong taste of black tea, because they're just fruit pieces or flowers. I think that provides more of the actual flavor I'm looking for, and is a lot tastier - though of course YMMV.

*Last-minute #6: Junk email with a subject line of, "Your shlong can be shlonger."
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Jan. 2nd, 2009 @ 02:16 pm For the New Year
Current Mood: lunch-ing

Welcome to 2009! Here's hoping that, however well or poorly 2008 treated you, your 2009 will be better.

I'm going to use the New Year as a time to formalize the goals I've been developing over the past few months (and post them here in order to make myself accountable), so here we go:

This gets long )

Here's to a good year.
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Nov. 25th, 2008 @ 02:20 pm Jumping on the wishlist bandwagon

For anyone interested in what I would like for my birthday, or Christmas:

10 things, ranging from feasible to ridiculous )

To anyone who plans to make use of this list: thank you in advance. :D

By the way, I find other people's lists reeeeaaallly useful when Christmas shopping ... *hint*

x-posted to LJ
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Nov. 17th, 2008 @ 12:12 pm 5 happy things vs. work
Current Mood: stressed

Today is one of those "THIS IS WHY I WAS AFRAID OF GETTING THIS JOB" days. :/

To combat that, here are 5 happy things:

1. A rousing game of Red Dragon Inn, played last night with friends. :D

2. My kitty. :3 Kershach continues to be a snuggle-monkey in bed, and will let us drape an arm over him when he lies down next to us, or we can even hold him like a teddy bear. It's best when he's lying on my chest, and I wrap both arms around him and snorgle my face into his fur while I listen to him purr. ♥

3. Adagio's herbal tea. A while ago I grew tired of fruit-flavored (black) tea, because the flavoring added to tea leaves either tastes fake to me, or the leaves themselves make it taste weird. So I decided to get some herbal tea from Adagio, which is just made of fruit and flowers. Their Wild Strawberry is quite yummy, and I plan to get more flavor samples with my next order.

4. Speaking of Adagio orders, I have one coming in today. XD (I'm not addicted. Er.)

5. [info]ratzeo continues to be my partner in all ways: best friend, boyfriend, roommate, fellow kitty-parent, and co-conspirator in all things geeky. ♥
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Jun. 11th, 2008 @ 12:04 pm Hump day happiness (er)
Current Mood: hungry

1. My CDs arrived yesterday, two days earlier than scheduled! I've only had time to listen to part of "The Heart of Everything" last night, because I couldn't let myself get distracted from my reading ... hopefully I'll get a chance to sit down and listen to them all soon.

2. I made a big ol' batch of lentil soup last night, and it's delicious. (Soup, you say? In June? Why, sure, when it's colder here than in Siberia!)

3. There was a work event last night that resulted in lots of leftover flower arrangements, two of which are now adorning the reception area, so my work area smells lovely and floral.

4. This.

5. Work-related good news. More details as things develop.
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Jun. 10th, 2008 @ 09:02 am Tuesday's happy
Current Mood: sleepy

1. I came home feeling blah and unmotivated to work. Eventually, instead of wasting my time doing nothing, I ended up talking to [info]kyonkun for a while about nothing in particular. Chatting, gossiping, ranting - you know, sister stuff. 8D It was fun, because we're both so busy all the time that we rarely sit down and talk on weeknights. Also, it put me in a better mood than before, which helped me be productive when I got back to work.

2. I, uh, had a zombie dream last night. O_o But the happy part of this was that I woke up before it got gruesome or too disturbing, and then got to sleep for another hour or so before my alarm went off, so I wasn't freaked out when I woke up. (I hate how nightmares put me in a bad state for the morning.)

As for the dream itself, one of the reasons it was freaky is that we were all normal people facing off against zombies - not like you get in some movies, where a group of "normal" people includes, like, an ex-Marine, a doctor, and a gun enthusiast. It was just me and my friends from real life. And no, [info]ratzeo was not there, which is why we were hosed. :P

3. Tonight I get to go home "early"! Normally I'm doing something after work - gym, grocery shopping, or other errands - so it's not often that I just get to go home straight after work. It's only an hour or so earlier than I would get home otherwise, but it just feels like I have so much more time in the evening.

4. The weather here ... well, sucks. For June, at least. But on the bright side, a) it should be getting warmer for the weekend, and b) it's good weather for the soup I'm cooking tonight. :P

5. My CD order shipped yesterday (well, technically, I was informed on Sunday night, but I can't imagine it got very far during that time). I should be receiving it Thursday, and then I will have shiny new music.
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Jun. 4th, 2008 @ 10:56 am Return of the happy list
Current Mood: blank

I've totally dropped the ball on my daily happy lists, though that's because ... er ... well, riding the emotional wave of the end of Warmakers has kept me consistently happy (if wooby) and distracted from most other things. <--loser

So anyway! Today's list of happiness! Which is ... only mostly about Warmakers!

1. Various time-sensitive things at work that were mostly out of my hands (and thus I was uncertain whether or not they would get done on time) have been resolved. That was a relatively minor stress, but I'm glad to have gotten it off my back.

2. Because of the rush of taking care of those work things, the morning has passed by quite quickly, and it's almost lunchtime.

3. [info]shadawyn has tempted me (yet again) with new shinies. :3 I'm dipping my toe into symphonic metal music because of songs she's shared, and have ordered Within Temptation's The Heart of Everything, Nightwish's Dark Passion Play, and Krypteria's Bloodangel's Cry. All of which have songs that were used for Warmakers fic and FSTs. XD;;;

4. I have been writing and drawing for Warmakers every day since the campaign ended. Okay, yes, that's horribly dorky, but - I'm writing and drawing every day! This has been helped by the fact that other people (mostly [info]shadawyn, but also the other players and GM) have been willing to keep talking with me about the game and develop a broad outline of the future plot developments, which keeps the characters alive in my head.

5. Tonight I get to go to [info]jfrog78's house and hang with almost all of the Warmakers crew!

Maybe I'll even get back to setting goals soon ...
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May. 19th, 2008 @ 08:53 am Woo Monday
Current Mood: calm

Definitely don't want to be back in the office today, but the weekend makes up for it.

The weather was gorgeous throughout, and I got to enjoy it in the ideal way - for instance, on Saturday when it broke 90 degrees, I was actually inside for a meeting for the NWSA conference. We were at my professor's house, which has a lovely and open structure, so we got to enjoy sunshine and fresh air while still inside and mostly protected from the heat. I'm still wrestling with my (lack of) confidence regarding our presentation, but there's nothing to do but work through it (because there's no way in hell I'd quit ;D).

That evening, I helped celebrate [info]redbird's 21st birthday. :D

Sunday was slightly cooler and hit the perfect pleasantly warm temperature. Luckily, that was the day I hit up the Street Fair and got to hang out and eat fair food with folks. However, after the others tired out and returned indoors, I decided I hadn't bought enough shinies, took a brief rest, and went back out. XD I walked away from the fair with gorgeous hair jewelry (which I really have enough of, but they were a unique style, and also relatively inexpensive), earrings from these folks (only three pairs!), and two broomstick style skirts. (After all this, it's probably for the best that nothing from the BPAL update this month pinged me, so I won't be making yet another order. XD;;)

I also spent time wrangling my characters for the conclusion of Warmakers - which is this weekend! (Eep.) Part of me can't believe that we're at this point and feels all wooby and in denial, while, paradoxically, part of me can't wait. 8D
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May. 7th, 2008 @ 08:09 am 5 happy things for the day (week?)
Current Mood: sleepy

I keep composing these lists in my head, but then forgetting to post them. I've been feeling sort of breathless this week as I keep up with my goals, so things without a clear deadline of next week (or earlier) are temporarily on the back burner.

But it's always good to ruminate on why I'm happy.

1. Ran into [info]coramegan on the bus again this morning and (surprise, surprise) talked about Warmakers again. This Sunday is our second to last session - after that will be a full-weekend marathon of the last two adventures. O_O Admittedly, this is sort of a sad thing - but in a good way. We've had the full run of the "television season" (campaign) and it's time to reach the well-deserved epic ending.

2. Tonight I'll be going with some co-workers to a university banquet. :D Food, wine, and hearing about student achievements - all in all, a very pleasant way to spend my evening. Also, it's located in a campus building that I rarely get to anymore, just in time for me to see an anti-violence exhibit put on by one of my former professor's students.

3. On Friday I'm getting a massage. XD Every once in a while we have a masseuse come into our office, so when I heard about it this time I decided to splurge on a half-hour massage. And boy, do my shoulders need it.

4. My tea stash and earring collection, while both beloved, are also huge, and threaten to overflow the space allotted to them. I'm paring them down by sorting out the things that are perfectly good, but which I never use, and passing them along to folks who will appreciate them more than I do. This is not only good for me, but also for the people who will be getting my money now that I have more space. :P

5. I have thus far managed to meet all of my goals this week, even including the extra free-floating goals. I know it's only Wednesday, but I feel pleased and energized by the fact that I haven't missed anything so far. I have a pretty demanding set of goals this week (well, for me - probably other people could do all this one-handed!) and don't plan on keeping up this accelerated pace for long. But it's a temporary pace set for the purpose of next weekend's NWSA meeting (and then, one month after that, the conference itself!). Also, this weekend, I shall take a well-earned rest.
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Apr. 26th, 2008 @ 04:42 pm This is what spring should be like
Current Mood: content
Current Music: "Come On, Come Out," A Fine Frenzy

Nothing like a Pike Place Market excursion when the weather is acting proper for late April. Plus, I got to spend it with [info]shadawyn, [info]redbird, and [info]nekokoban. Sat down to a nice lunch (all the times I've been to Pike's and I've only eaten at one of the sit-down restaurants twice), and went to Market Spice to indulge my tea obsession (with bonus nascent coffee obsession!) and then Golden Age to indulge my dice obsession.

Lesson learned: never say "I'm going to be good and not buy _____" when [info]shadawyn is around. It never works. XD;;

All in all, a lovely afternoon. Though, man, is my credit card going to be sore in the morning. XD
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Apr. 24th, 2008 @ 12:22 pm Happy almost-Friday
Current Mood: sluggish

1. Yesterday's geeky morning was followed by today's geeky morning, wherein [info]ratzeo and I spent the bus ride theorizing about Warmakers. 8D

2. The Open Source Boob WTFuckery has been countered with the Open Source Women Back Each Other Up Program, joined by the Gentlemen's Auxiliary.

3. I'm wearing "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" today. The reviews promised a floral scent with a sharp, cold edge. What I'm getting is a pretty floral that's definitely not gentle, but, alas, not the edge I was looking for. Still, it's quite lovely, so I like it a lot. But this means that my search continues for a perfect BPAL scent for Sae. 8D

4. This. Yeah.

5. Progress on The Macho Paradox goes slowly, but steadily. (Rather than beat myself up on the low number of pages I've read, I will focus on the good: that I've been making consistent progress on a theory - however light - book for the first time in months.) My next NWSA research book, Black Sexual Politics, arrived at my house this morning, and The Cult of True Victimhood shipped out today.
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Apr. 21st, 2008 @ 08:43 pm Happy things and goals!
Current Mood: mellow
Current Music: "Heavy," Holly Brook

1. My coffee maker arrived on Friday, and I've been wanting to try it out. [info]shadawyn and I have a date to go to Pike Place Market on Saturday, where I will raid Market Spice (an awesome tea/coffee/spice shop). So I couldn't really justify buying anything before that, just for the sake of my own impatience.

However! Today at work, a salesman came by, and, in thanks for my help (which was really quite minimal), gave me a $5 Starbucks gift card. So, I thought, why not? And off I went after work, to buy a bag of coffee beans.

... Except, through cashier error and my own obliviousness, the gift card was not counted toward my purchase, so I ended up paying the full price. :P Ah well. I did get a free drink out of it, because apparently that's what Starbucks does when you buy coffee beans. And, uh, I still have a gift card. XD;;

2. I have been giggling like a giddy child over my new BPAL imps since I picked them up on Saturday. :D And I also made a new order with [info]shadawyn (a.k.a. my enabler). XD

3. [info]ratzeo ran an awesome adventure on Sunday ... which was part one of two, so now I reeeeaaally want to play the other half.

4. [info]kyonkun gave me a link to a Japanese image gallery of hairstyles (so I can see what Asian hair looks like), and I think I've decided what I want for my new haircut: something like these. (Okay, really and truly I would want one of these, but those would definitely take more effort than I'd want to put in.)

5. As I mentioned earlier, on Friday, we had a brief planning meeting for the NWSA conference. It really helped me focus and get back on task, after having floundered about for the past several weeks. I hunted down books to buff up my theoretical knowledge - I'm currently reading this and have ordered this and this.

Which brings me to my goals for the week ... which are basically to finish The Macho Paradox and set a pace to finish all three books by the time we have our next major meeting in mid-May. This goal takes priority over (though hopefully will not exclude) all other ongoing goals.

Can I do it? Honestly, I know there's the risk that I will fall behind here. The daily amount of reading I will need to do will be somewhat like my reading load in college - but now I don't have deadlines and grades acting as enforcers of my discipline. Learning to keep myself on track will be hard. On the other hand, this is a skill I need to learn anyway, now that I'm out of school.
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Apr. 18th, 2008 @ 10:52 am Happy Friday
Current Mood: sleepy

1. The first thing that makes today happy for me actually came out of an unhappy thing - I finally sat down and read through blogs to find out why everyone was pissed off at Amanda Marcotte ... and, well. Once again I am disillusioned at the behavior of many prominent white (female and male) feminist bloggers. Once again an eloquent woman of color has been silenced so forcefully that she has left the feminist blogosphere. It's happened before. I continue to shy away from mainstream feminist blogs. I will not be buying Marcotte's book. At this point, I'm feeling cynical and kind of detached.

But the good thing that came out of this? Following the links and comments led me to rediscover Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." I first read this in high school, back when I still didn't Get It - but even then, the words stuck with me. And now, going back, I rediscovered the following passage, which still rings painfully true:

"I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action'; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.' Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."*

People often forget that that MLK was a radical.

2. [info]ratzeo came over last night, and we just got to geek out together, me drawing and him DSing ... I like that we can have a good time around each other as well as with each other (as in, when we are actually doing the same thing). All in all, a perfect way to usher in Friday.

3. On a more frivolous and shallow note, my coffee maker shipped from Amazon today and is scheduled to arrive on Monday, whee! Now I just need to, you know, get some coffee to actually make with it.

4. I wish I could be home right now, drawing. I'm really glad I feel that desire.

5. I don't have any plans for tomorrow, and that actually makes me happy. It means I get to do whatever I want, and I don't have to figure out what that is until tomorrow.

* On a slightly irrelevant and totally geeky sidenote, this is a classic example of Lawful Neutral alignment. It is also the reason I dislike Lawful Neutral the most out of the non-evil alignments.
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Apr. 16th, 2008 @ 09:19 am Today's happy list

InsaneJournal continues to be down, but should be restored today. In the meantime, here are the things getting me through the mid-week slump.

1. I made a giant batch of soup last night, using this super-easy but tasty recipe. (Just a note - I find it a little too salty, so you may want to add plain water.)

2. I made a semi-impulse buy and ordered a coffee maker and coffee grinder yesterday. I don't drink coffee on a regular basis, but I have been drinking it more lately; and this way I won't have to make a trip upstairs to the coffee stand every time.

3. Work on the Warmakers 4-koma continues. It's slow-going, because I'm so not good at humorous art ... but hey, it's a new skill to develop.

4. My BPAL order arrived! I still have to go pick it up from [info]nekokoban, but ... my BPAL order arrived! :D Also, I'm wearing Bengal today, and while it's not my one of my favorites so far, it's still quite nice.

5. [info]ratzeo is running game on Sunday!
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Apr. 14th, 2008 @ 09:00 am Happy Monday!
Current Mood: good

Good morning, all! I hope you have a great week!

Here are my happy things for today - the events themselves occurred over the weekend, but they're still boosting my mood:

1. Saturday's sunny weather was gorgeous, and I got to spend the afternoon outside with friends.

2. The book sale on Saturday had a pretty good selection, and I found quite a few things I wanted, including copies of two of my favorite Wonder Woman books - Spirit of Truth and JLA: League of One.

3. Warmakers adventure yesterday! Alas, [info]ratzeo could not attend (due to a favor he was doing for me and my household), and I missed both him and Gunnar. At least no one died while I took over his character, though. :P Also it looks like my pr0nfic went over well, which is a bit of a relief because I was kind of nervous. XD;;

4. Our new fridge was also delivered yesterday, which makes life more convenient. It also means we have freezing capabilities once again.

5. Got a few BPAL imps from [info]shadawyn yesterday, and today I'm wearing Szepasszony. Though the scent is gentler than the description implies, it's lovely and I keep sniffing my wrists.
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Apr. 3rd, 2008 @ 09:18 am Today's happy things
Current Mood: lethargic

1. I got in my word count yesterday, despite getting distracted by other things (one of which was a Warmakers email RP thread, which I consider acceptable distraction!). I stayed up past my bedtime to do so, on the reasoning that I feel sleepy at work anyway, so I might as well have a good reason for it.

2. Going to bed late caused me to sleep in this morning, and somehow I turned my alarm off rather than hitting the snooze button. This meant that I caught a later bus, which usually runs late (at least during the quarter when students increase the passenger load). However, it was actually almost-on-time this morning, meaning I got to work right at 8:00. Woo!

3. My Adagio order is scheduled to arrive today. More tea!

4. I decided to return a pair of shoes that, while pretty, were more expensive than they were worth and also not likely to get worn often. This means more money for other shinies, yay! I also convinced myself that this did not mean I could buy more shoes as a replacement. XD;;

5. This Saturday, I will visit the sakura trees in the Quad for a morning of picture-taking, followed by a session of [info]ratzeo's game. Which sounds like just a perfect day.
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Mar. 26th, 2008 @ 03:39 pm Today's happy things
Current Music: "Defying Gravity," Idina Menzel

Feeling sleepy and generally blah today. It doesn't help that I have a massive(ly tedious) data entry project staring me in the face.

So let's try to boost my mood a bit by noticing the good things, however small.

1. Yesterday one of my coworkers brought us homemade chocolate chip cookies, and today another coworker brought us strawberries.

2. Last night I received my latest order from Amazon, which included two new CDs: A Fine Frenzy and Jon McLaughlin (the guy who sings "So Close," though that's not on the album XD).

3. Got some Warmakers fic written and posted, my first in over two weeks. Hopefully I won't go that long without finishing another fic again.

4. I ran out of leftover food last night, but was feeling lazy about cooking. Then I remembered that I had a container of soup in my freezer, the remainder of the last gargantuan batch I'd made. So that is now thawing in my fridge, and all I have to do when I get home is boil it.

5. Widow*Con in two days!
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Mar. 21st, 2008 @ 01:45 pm 5 happy things for the weekend
Current Mood: 8D

Let's start the weekend off on the right foot by highlighting the good things!

1. I just had a nice, relaxing lunch where I got some quiet time and finished reading the third volume of the new Blue Beetle. I totally dig this series.

2. I got a dose of puppy today! A faculty member brought in her border collie to meet one of my coworkers, and they hung out in the reception area while they talked, so I got some good puppy time in. I love visiting dogs (would never be able to own one, but I love visiting them).

3. [info]ratzeo finished his last final on Wednesday, and last night he and I went on a date to celebrate. I got to see my boy, plus I got to try a delicious new Thai restaurant.

4. [info]ratzeo being done with Winter Quarter also means that he's going to run game again - tomorrow, in fact! Now I need my brain to switch gears from playing a true Neutral Dervish to a Warforged Crusader ...

5. I just got notice of being refunded for the last online shoe purchase I returned (gotta love online shoe shopping with free shipping both ways). This means I have money to fund my next shopping spree - first it was hair jewelry, then shoes, and now apparently it's going to be BPAL. XD
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