jesso: (Pi QR)
So I noticed that I've been getting crazy with the snooze button lately, hitting it every 5 minutes for up to 30 minutes or so. This happens sometimes, usually gradually. I get worse and worse about snoozing, then one day realize I'm hitting snooze for 45 minutes every morning (yes, it's gotten that bad before) so I do something drastic to get myself to stop. It works, and for a while I'm getting up shortly after my first alarm until I start slipping again.

I've never been able to get up with just the first alarm. I have to snooze at least once. I've tried not snoozing at all, and it just doesn't work. My brain has a block against such things.

Anyways, I'm in the "Oh man I need to cut this out!" stage of my snooze cycle, so I downloaded an alarm app for my Incredible that makes you solve math problem before it turns off. I have it set to Medium difficulty, with problems like "72-29+15". To hit snooze, I have to solve one such problem, to turn off the alarm completely I have to solve THREE. Correctly.

Yeah, it turns out I'm not good at doing math at 6:30 in the morning. This morning I think I got more wrong than I got right, though yesterday I got them all on the first try. BUT! It HAS helped me get up faster. I'm down to two snoozes before I get up. After forcing my poor brain to add and subtract numbers, I kind of lay there staring at the wall/ceiling/pillow thinking "Man, I wish I was falling back asleep" but not actually falling back asleep. Victory!

In other news, I'm rooting my phone this weekend. I'm slightly nervous, but mostly excited.
jesso: (Pi QR)
So I noticed that I've been getting crazy with the snooze button lately, hitting it every 5 minutes for up to 30 minutes or so. This happens sometimes, usually gradually. I get worse and worse about snoozing, then one day realize I'm hitting snooze for 45 minutes every morning (yes, it's gotten that bad before) so I do something drastic to get myself to stop. It works, and for a while I'm getting up shortly after my first alarm until I start slipping again.

I've never been able to get up with just the first alarm. I have to snooze at least once. I've tried not snoozing at all, and it just doesn't work. My brain has a block against such things.

Anyways, I'm in the "Oh man I need to cut this out!" stage of my snooze cycle, so I downloaded an alarm app for my Incredible that makes you solve math problem before it turns off. I have it set to Medium difficulty, with problems like "72-29+15". To hit snooze, I have to solve one such problem, to turn off the alarm completely I have to solve THREE. Correctly.

Yeah, it turns out I'm not good at doing math at 6:30 in the morning. This morning I think I got more wrong than I got right, though yesterday I got them all on the first try. BUT! It HAS helped me get up faster. I'm down to two snoozes before I get up. After forcing my poor brain to add and subtract numbers, I kind of lay there staring at the wall/ceiling/pillow thinking "Man, I wish I was falling back asleep" but not actually falling back asleep. Victory!

In other news, I'm rooting my phone this weekend. I'm slightly nervous, but mostly excited.
jesso: (TMBG - Birdhouse in your soul)
My feet hurt. I spent tonight making cookies. You see, my mom gave me her old stand mixer when she got a new Kitchenaid one, and I had to try it out to make sure it wasn't damaged while in transit to my apartment. I am happy to report that it is in perfect working order. And now I have lots of cookies to take to work tomorrow. I made my chai oatmeal cookies, and also some toffee and chocolate chip cookies. Toffee + chocolate = nom nom nom.

I have been listening to They Might Be Giants alllllllll night.

I spent my last two nights volunteering at After Dark In The Park, a non-scary semi-Halloween festival kind of thing at River Legacy Park. On Friday night was in the craft area with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, helping kids make owl puppets out of paper bags. I posted a picture to Twitter of Al 2.0. The original Al was added to the sign for the owl table because he was such an awesome owl. I had so much fun watching the kids make their owls, and having them name their owls. I think my favorite owl name of the night was "Petals".

Saturday night, I was put on the Starlight Stroll with [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, where we were put in charge of flashlights for the Eyeshine trail. Basically they had a bunch of little reflectors on popsicle sticks made to look like eyes, hidden all along this short little dark trail. We gave flashlights to the kids to hold by their head, and they were supposed to try to find all the pairs of eyes, and thus learn about how some animals have a reflective layer in their eyes to help gather light. Of course, most kids just wanted to run down the trail with the flashlights, so we let them. There was one kid who went down the trail with his dad, and they spent a really long time trying to find them all, reeeeeeally exploring. With us at the table was a Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula, which attracted even more kids than the flashlights. He didn't have a name, so Jeni and I named him Paco. The guy that was guarding him and talking about him to the kids was really cool. He also had the spider's skin from the last time it had shed, and he let the kids touch that to keep from aggravating the spider too much. Since it was chilly, he had a couple of hand warmers that Paco sat on to keep warm. Paco really was a nice spider.

What else? Tomorrow is back to work. Things have slowed down a bit, so things are less stressful. I'm taking almost all of my cookies to work to give away, because whoa so many cookies. Next weekend I'm babysitting, going out to my aunt's house after work on Thursday and staying through Sunday. After that, it's all about planning things for the NaNo kick-off.

Speaking of Nano! I hope you all have voted in my first poll! I'm so excited to finally have the first poll going. I'm probably going to get up early Wednesday to check it and post the next poll. I really hope I end up with something fun to write.
jesso: (TMBG - Birdhouse in your soul)
My feet hurt. I spent tonight making cookies. You see, my mom gave me her old stand mixer when she got a new Kitchenaid one, and I had to try it out to make sure it wasn't damaged while in transit to my apartment. I am happy to report that it is in perfect working order. And now I have lots of cookies to take to work tomorrow. I made my chai oatmeal cookies, and also some toffee and chocolate chip cookies. Toffee + chocolate = nom nom nom.

I have been listening to They Might Be Giants alllllllll night.

I spent my last two nights volunteering at After Dark In The Park, a non-scary semi-Halloween festival kind of thing at River Legacy Park. On Friday night was in the craft area with [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria, helping kids make owl puppets out of paper bags. I posted a picture to Twitter of Al 2.0. The original Al was added to the sign for the owl table because he was such an awesome owl. I had so much fun watching the kids make their owls, and having them name their owls. I think my favorite owl name of the night was "Petals".

Saturday night, I was put on the Starlight Stroll with [livejournal.com profile] gutterballjen, where we were put in charge of flashlights for the Eyeshine trail. Basically they had a bunch of little reflectors on popsicle sticks made to look like eyes, hidden all along this short little dark trail. We gave flashlights to the kids to hold by their head, and they were supposed to try to find all the pairs of eyes, and thus learn about how some animals have a reflective layer in their eyes to help gather light. Of course, most kids just wanted to run down the trail with the flashlights, so we let them. There was one kid who went down the trail with his dad, and they spent a really long time trying to find them all, reeeeeeally exploring. With us at the table was a Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula, which attracted even more kids than the flashlights. He didn't have a name, so Jeni and I named him Paco. The guy that was guarding him and talking about him to the kids was really cool. He also had the spider's skin from the last time it had shed, and he let the kids touch that to keep from aggravating the spider too much. Since it was chilly, he had a couple of hand warmers that Paco sat on to keep warm. Paco really was a nice spider.

What else? Tomorrow is back to work. Things have slowed down a bit, so things are less stressful. I'm taking almost all of my cookies to work to give away, because whoa so many cookies. Next weekend I'm babysitting, going out to my aunt's house after work on Thursday and staying through Sunday. After that, it's all about planning things for the NaNo kick-off.

Speaking of Nano! I hope you all have voted in my first poll! I'm so excited to finally have the first poll going. I'm probably going to get up early Wednesday to check it and post the next poll. I really hope I end up with something fun to write.

HELLO

Jun. 25th, 2009 09:27 pm
jesso: (Analemma)
Oh hey LJ, I haven't really updated in about five years or something. Let's make a list. Well, a list-ish thing.

TODAY: I went to dinner with my dad for belated Father's Day goodness. Of course, since I left straight from work, I couldn't give him his present, since it was at home, but that can be delivered later.

YESTERDAY: I harangued the OwnerGuy of NEW YORK'S FAMOUS PIZZA AND FRIED CHICKEN (that name will never get old) for not having falafel. You see, last week he told me that he does have falafel and hummus, just not on the menu. Yesterday, he was all "oh noooooo, I hate falafel, it looks gross, whine whine whine" so I griped at him. Then he gave me free hummus to shut me up. The hummus was delicious. By the way, have I told you guys about this place? It's pretty amazing. I drive by it on my way home from work, and the sign has intrigued me since they put it up a few months ago. I was really curious, but also kind of frightened- I figured that no place could really do pizza and fried chicken well. Then finally a few weeks ago we gave the place a try and it turns out the food is delicious, and they also serve burgers, Italian food, Greek food, and wing in addition to the pizza and fried chicken. And the OwnerGuy is a firm believer in picking on people. The abuse we've been missing since Steve left Coffee Haus can now be gotten at NEW YORK'S FAMOUS PIZZA AND FRIED CHICKEN. (seriously, say that name out loud, it's amazing)

LAST WEEKEND: I worked. Guys, going from 4 8-hour days to suddenly working long days PLUS long weekend days is hard. But we are getting crap done, and that is a Good Thing(tm). That's part of the reason I've not been so posty- I'm just tired.

RECENTLY: I've also been playing a lot of The Sims 3. My homeless girl grew up, suffered through her teenage years (high school was very stressful, and trying to work a job on top of that while sleeping in a park was hard on her), and finally became a young adult. Then she moved out of her dad's abandoned park to her own empty lot, and bought a couch with the money she made working at the grocery store as a teen. She had just a couch on the lot, then she got a job in an office building and saved up until she could make a 2x2 room for a toilet. She doesn't have a sink yet, but that's definitely next. Her lifetime wish is to have a net worth of 100,000 Simoleans. So far she's up to almost 2,000. As soon as she can afford a bed, so she can actually get enough sleep to function, she's going to start fishing and rock collecting and gardening for money. She is very determined to get herself out of the pit her father is in. I'm secretly rooting for her.

NOT RECENTLY AT ALL: I took this picture:

I actually took this picture in May of 2008, and forgot to post it. I think it's another example of an amazingly-named business.

BACK TO RECENTLY: So last... uhh... Saturday? I think? Let's call it Saturday. On Saturday I met up with [livejournal.com profile] drninja at Tandoor for delicious Indian food and excellent hanging-out-age. We caught up and reminisced, and then the waitress assumed we were a couple, just like old times. It was kind of hilarious. And now I need to find that program I used to rip DVDs to my computer, so I can get the last two episodes of The Hitchhiker's Guide DVD set that I borrowed from him. I can't even remember what it's called anymore.

OVERALL: Life is busy, but quite good!

HELLO

Jun. 25th, 2009 09:27 pm
jesso: (Analemma)
Oh hey LJ, I haven't really updated in about five years or something. Let's make a list. Well, a list-ish thing.

TODAY: I went to dinner with my dad for belated Father's Day goodness. Of course, since I left straight from work, I couldn't give him his present, since it was at home, but that can be delivered later.

YESTERDAY: I harangued the OwnerGuy of NEW YORK'S FAMOUS PIZZA AND FRIED CHICKEN (that name will never get old) for not having falafel. You see, last week he told me that he does have falafel and hummus, just not on the menu. Yesterday, he was all "oh noooooo, I hate falafel, it looks gross, whine whine whine" so I griped at him. Then he gave me free hummus to shut me up. The hummus was delicious. By the way, have I told you guys about this place? It's pretty amazing. I drive by it on my way home from work, and the sign has intrigued me since they put it up a few months ago. I was really curious, but also kind of frightened- I figured that no place could really do pizza and fried chicken well. Then finally a few weeks ago we gave the place a try and it turns out the food is delicious, and they also serve burgers, Italian food, Greek food, and wing in addition to the pizza and fried chicken. And the OwnerGuy is a firm believer in picking on people. The abuse we've been missing since Steve left Coffee Haus can now be gotten at NEW YORK'S FAMOUS PIZZA AND FRIED CHICKEN. (seriously, say that name out loud, it's amazing)

LAST WEEKEND: I worked. Guys, going from 4 8-hour days to suddenly working long days PLUS long weekend days is hard. But we are getting crap done, and that is a Good Thing(tm). That's part of the reason I've not been so posty- I'm just tired.

RECENTLY: I've also been playing a lot of The Sims 3. My homeless girl grew up, suffered through her teenage years (high school was very stressful, and trying to work a job on top of that while sleeping in a park was hard on her), and finally became a young adult. Then she moved out of her dad's abandoned park to her own empty lot, and bought a couch with the money she made working at the grocery store as a teen. She had just a couch on the lot, then she got a job in an office building and saved up until she could make a 2x2 room for a toilet. She doesn't have a sink yet, but that's definitely next. Her lifetime wish is to have a net worth of 100,000 Simoleans. So far she's up to almost 2,000. As soon as she can afford a bed, so she can actually get enough sleep to function, she's going to start fishing and rock collecting and gardening for money. She is very determined to get herself out of the pit her father is in. I'm secretly rooting for her.

NOT RECENTLY AT ALL: I took this picture:

I actually took this picture in May of 2008, and forgot to post it. I think it's another example of an amazingly-named business.

BACK TO RECENTLY: So last... uhh... Saturday? I think? Let's call it Saturday. On Saturday I met up with [livejournal.com profile] drninja at Tandoor for delicious Indian food and excellent hanging-out-age. We caught up and reminisced, and then the waitress assumed we were a couple, just like old times. It was kind of hilarious. And now I need to find that program I used to rip DVDs to my computer, so I can get the last two episodes of The Hitchhiker's Guide DVD set that I borrowed from him. I can't even remember what it's called anymore.

OVERALL: Life is busy, but quite good!

Boy Wonder

May. 30th, 2009 01:07 am
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
So the Boy Wonder* was graduated tonight. All the family is in town, and we all went to the ceremony tonight. As he crossed the staged I yelled out "GO BOY WONDER" but he didn't hear me, which is sad.

Tomorrow is his graduation party, and I made a big batch of Greek pasta salad for the occasion. Finely chopped kalamata olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, plus feta cheese, plus lemon juice and the marinade from the olives and artichokes, all mixed in with orzo pasta. Well, orzo pasta + alphabet pasta + itty bitty stars pasta. It is for a graduation party, after all. I put it all together tonight and now it is in the fridge so all the flavors can get married and have little flavor babies** and it should be delicious by tomorrow afternoon. It probably won't fit in with the potato salad and smoked brisket and chips that will also be there, but it will be a delicious outcast.

When I walked in the house today, my brother called out "SO WHERE'S MY GRADUATION MONEY?" I promptly pulled a penny out of my coin purse and handed it to him. It was a 2009 penny, so not only was it shiny, it was highly fitting. I am so win. He didn't seem to appreciate it, though.

And now it is 1:15am and I need to go to bed. On Sunday, there is nothing planned, and I intend to spend Sunday playing Katamari Damacy all day long.*** Mmmmmmmmm solitude.


*My little brother
**I have no idea where that came from. I apologize.
***Or until I decide to do something else.

Boy Wonder

May. 30th, 2009 01:07 am
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
So the Boy Wonder* was graduated tonight. All the family is in town, and we all went to the ceremony tonight. As he crossed the staged I yelled out "GO BOY WONDER" but he didn't hear me, which is sad.

Tomorrow is his graduation party, and I made a big batch of Greek pasta salad for the occasion. Finely chopped kalamata olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, plus feta cheese, plus lemon juice and the marinade from the olives and artichokes, all mixed in with orzo pasta. Well, orzo pasta + alphabet pasta + itty bitty stars pasta. It is for a graduation party, after all. I put it all together tonight and now it is in the fridge so all the flavors can get married and have little flavor babies** and it should be delicious by tomorrow afternoon. It probably won't fit in with the potato salad and smoked brisket and chips that will also be there, but it will be a delicious outcast.

When I walked in the house today, my brother called out "SO WHERE'S MY GRADUATION MONEY?" I promptly pulled a penny out of my coin purse and handed it to him. It was a 2009 penny, so not only was it shiny, it was highly fitting. I am so win. He didn't seem to appreciate it, though.

And now it is 1:15am and I need to go to bed. On Sunday, there is nothing planned, and I intend to spend Sunday playing Katamari Damacy all day long.*** Mmmmmmmmm solitude.


*My little brother
**I have no idea where that came from. I apologize.
***Or until I decide to do something else.

I rock

Mar. 29th, 2009 01:43 am
jesso: (Default)
In other, non-book related news-

- I signed up for Daring Cooks. I'm not quite brave enough for Daring Bakers yet, but I'm pretty confident in my cooking ability. The first challenge will be posted in a few weeks and I can't wait! I hope it is something awesome.

- My bathroom is so clean, it s*p*a*r*k*l*e*s. You need sunglasses in there, guys, it's that sparkly.

- Not only did I do my laundry today, but I got up early to do it. Well, 9am. That's early on a Saturday when I don't have to be anywhere. I had to set my alarm! And I did it so I could do laundry, which I hate! This is just further proof that I rock.

- Tomorrow I am going to read the next Sookie Stackhouse novel. The whole thing. It's only 342 pages. I have got to get caught up on my "To Read" stack!

- I still can't believe I actually woke up early so I could do laundry. This day should be marked on the calendar and celebrated worldwide. With parades. And balloons for everyone.

- I picked all the meat off my rotisserie chicken, and I am going to freeze the carcass so I can later make homemade stock, to use to make risotto. I've never had risotto before, and I've never made stock before, but I'm determined to do this because it sounds fancy and complicated. And all the cool [livejournal.com profile] cooking kids do it, so clearly I need to.

- I have been awake for far too many hours. I meant to go to bed ages ago, but it kind of forgot to happen. Oops. Good night!

I rock

Mar. 29th, 2009 01:43 am
jesso: (Default)
In other, non-book related news-

- I signed up for Daring Cooks. I'm not quite brave enough for Daring Bakers yet, but I'm pretty confident in my cooking ability. The first challenge will be posted in a few weeks and I can't wait! I hope it is something awesome.

- My bathroom is so clean, it s*p*a*r*k*l*e*s. You need sunglasses in there, guys, it's that sparkly.

- Not only did I do my laundry today, but I got up early to do it. Well, 9am. That's early on a Saturday when I don't have to be anywhere. I had to set my alarm! And I did it so I could do laundry, which I hate! This is just further proof that I rock.

- Tomorrow I am going to read the next Sookie Stackhouse novel. The whole thing. It's only 342 pages. I have got to get caught up on my "To Read" stack!

- I still can't believe I actually woke up early so I could do laundry. This day should be marked on the calendar and celebrated worldwide. With parades. And balloons for everyone.

- I picked all the meat off my rotisserie chicken, and I am going to freeze the carcass so I can later make homemade stock, to use to make risotto. I've never had risotto before, and I've never made stock before, but I'm determined to do this because it sounds fancy and complicated. And all the cool [livejournal.com profile] cooking kids do it, so clearly I need to.

- I have been awake for far too many hours. I meant to go to bed ages ago, but it kind of forgot to happen. Oops. Good night!
jesso: (Linnell DED)
So I went to Six Flags with [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl today, and it was fun despite the ridiculous heat. I finally got to ride the Titan! It was awesome. Scary, since I'm terrified of heights, but fun. I've been meaning to ride it since it was built... in 2001. Crazy that it's been that long since I've been. We used to go all the time when I was a kid, and we got season passes every year.

Anyways!

There is another new ride called Tony Hawk's Big Spin and it is AMAZING. Jess and I rode it four times. The car spins as it goes along the track, and woooaaahhhh fun. It spins freely, so depending on who's in the car with you it can either spin like mad or spin just a bit.

So yes, fun times. And now I'm wiped out. Being outside in the heat always zaps me. TIME FOR SLEEP NOW. Or books. Books are good too.
jesso: (Linnell DED)
So I went to Six Flags with [livejournal.com profile] kandigurl today, and it was fun despite the ridiculous heat. I finally got to ride the Titan! It was awesome. Scary, since I'm terrified of heights, but fun. I've been meaning to ride it since it was built... in 2001. Crazy that it's been that long since I've been. We used to go all the time when I was a kid, and we got season passes every year.

Anyways!

There is another new ride called Tony Hawk's Big Spin and it is AMAZING. Jess and I rode it four times. The car spins as it goes along the track, and woooaaahhhh fun. It spins freely, so depending on who's in the car with you it can either spin like mad or spin just a bit.

So yes, fun times. And now I'm wiped out. Being outside in the heat always zaps me. TIME FOR SLEEP NOW. Or books. Books are good too.
jesso: (Default)
First, a meme. I thought think this one is kind of interesting )

Last night I was zonked by 9, and at some point Megan called me. I remember hearing the phone ringing, and I remember saying "MEH" to the phone. She left a message, and I slept on. But! My phone likes to remind me that I have messages periodically, so it beeped at me throughout the night. I guess it woke me up a few times, because I have the memories of getting up and going over to my alarm clock to hit snooze, and then being very confused by the lack of alarm. This happened a couple times. On the plus side, when my alarm went off for real, I ended up hitting snooze fewer times than normal, because part of my brain thought I'd already hit snooze a couple times. Go, brain!

Someone buy me this. I need it. For star parties, for my porch, for NaNoWriMo writing in parks... It is necessary. Clearly.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo! I have a big post brewing on that very topic. It is currently about half finished, waiting patiently in a private post for me to get around to finishing it. I should do that tonight.

I had sushi today. I'd been craving it since Sunday, when I got an ad in the mail that included pictures of sushi at a local Japanese place that finally reopened. Oh man. When you are craving something, and you finally get it? Bliss, lemme tell ya.

Oh, and my phone's battery died today (while I was composing a text to [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmaid). I would just like to say that on the day that a cell phone manufacturer makes a phone that doesn't use more energy to say "OMG LOW BATTERY AAAHHHH" every three seconds, I will give that manufacturer three firstborn children. And a handful of souls. I mean, seriously? With all the beeping, lighting up, and vibrating that phones do when they are low on juice, they could probably last days longer if they'd just shut up about it. Why can't it pop up a message ONCE, and then shut up once the user acknowledges the message? Oh, that's right, because that would make sense.

Also, I should probably get a real phone charger to replace the one Hawking chewed through. I'm currently using my USB cord to charge it, which is inconvenient because I can't do anything with the phone while it's charging. No talking, no texting, no nuffin'. So I put it off for days, and then my phone dies while I'm texting. I blame the media. And video games.

Going back to the topic of NaNoWriMo, I need an idea. You see, I've been playing with yWriter (I'm actually starting to poke at and sort-of edit Syrup!), and while it is a cool program, I can't really dig into it unless I'm writing something new. Plugging in a pre-existing book is okay, but kind of meh. So I'm thinking I'll use it for NaNoWriMo, for two reasons: 1) I want to see if I can do a novel without flying by the seat of my pants, and 2) I want to play with this program. My plan is to use yWriter to set up an outline, and figure out all the scenes, then transfer the scene descriptions to index cards for portableness. Then when I'm off writing with others, or just over there on my couch, I can pick an index card and write that scene, then plug it into yWriter when I feel like it. I'll leave plenty of room for improvisation, of course, because I don't think I could completely give up the madness that NaNo writing can bring (a certain fishy dream sequence comes to mind). But, overall, I'd like to have the thing plotted out.

The problem with this, though, is that I have no idea how to plot out a novel. I'm so used to my highly organic writing style that planning is completely foreign to me. Like Greek, or Slovakian. I think that if I had a starting idea I could pull something together, but I don't know what I want to write. Maybe an "ensemble going after a MacGuffin" novel would be fun, a la "Rat Race". Who knows. WHAT SAY YOU, LIVEJOURNAL?
jesso: (Default)
First, a meme. I thought think this one is kind of interesting )

Last night I was zonked by 9, and at some point Megan called me. I remember hearing the phone ringing, and I remember saying "MEH" to the phone. She left a message, and I slept on. But! My phone likes to remind me that I have messages periodically, so it beeped at me throughout the night. I guess it woke me up a few times, because I have the memories of getting up and going over to my alarm clock to hit snooze, and then being very confused by the lack of alarm. This happened a couple times. On the plus side, when my alarm went off for real, I ended up hitting snooze fewer times than normal, because part of my brain thought I'd already hit snooze a couple times. Go, brain!

Someone buy me this. I need it. For star parties, for my porch, for NaNoWriMo writing in parks... It is necessary. Clearly.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo! I have a big post brewing on that very topic. It is currently about half finished, waiting patiently in a private post for me to get around to finishing it. I should do that tonight.

I had sushi today. I'd been craving it since Sunday, when I got an ad in the mail that included pictures of sushi at a local Japanese place that finally reopened. Oh man. When you are craving something, and you finally get it? Bliss, lemme tell ya.

Oh, and my phone's battery died today (while I was composing a text to [livejournal.com profile] wistfulmaid). I would just like to say that on the day that a cell phone manufacturer makes a phone that doesn't use more energy to say "OMG LOW BATTERY AAAHHHH" every three seconds, I will give that manufacturer three firstborn children. And a handful of souls. I mean, seriously? With all the beeping, lighting up, and vibrating that phones do when they are low on juice, they could probably last days longer if they'd just shut up about it. Why can't it pop up a message ONCE, and then shut up once the user acknowledges the message? Oh, that's right, because that would make sense.

Also, I should probably get a real phone charger to replace the one Hawking chewed through. I'm currently using my USB cord to charge it, which is inconvenient because I can't do anything with the phone while it's charging. No talking, no texting, no nuffin'. So I put it off for days, and then my phone dies while I'm texting. I blame the media. And video games.

Going back to the topic of NaNoWriMo, I need an idea. You see, I've been playing with yWriter (I'm actually starting to poke at and sort-of edit Syrup!), and while it is a cool program, I can't really dig into it unless I'm writing something new. Plugging in a pre-existing book is okay, but kind of meh. So I'm thinking I'll use it for NaNoWriMo, for two reasons: 1) I want to see if I can do a novel without flying by the seat of my pants, and 2) I want to play with this program. My plan is to use yWriter to set up an outline, and figure out all the scenes, then transfer the scene descriptions to index cards for portableness. Then when I'm off writing with others, or just over there on my couch, I can pick an index card and write that scene, then plug it into yWriter when I feel like it. I'll leave plenty of room for improvisation, of course, because I don't think I could completely give up the madness that NaNo writing can bring (a certain fishy dream sequence comes to mind). But, overall, I'd like to have the thing plotted out.

The problem with this, though, is that I have no idea how to plot out a novel. I'm so used to my highly organic writing style that planning is completely foreign to me. Like Greek, or Slovakian. I think that if I had a starting idea I could pull something together, but I don't know what I want to write. Maybe an "ensemble going after a MacGuffin" novel would be fun, a la "Rat Race". Who knows. WHAT SAY YOU, LIVEJOURNAL?
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
  • Hawking is still not happy with me. She'll let me pet her, but she's sleeping on my desk instead of in my lap like usual, and she won't let me hold her. If I try to pick her up, she just wiggles away and curls up on my desk and gives me a Look. She is going to haaaaate me when I take her to get gutted spayed.

  • Just watched the most recent episode of Dr Who. Downloaded this and the last episode out of curiousity when I saw all the hubbub over last week's episode. Am downloading old episodes (starting with the 9th Doctor) so that I can have some clue as to what's going on, but I enjoyed it muchly even clueless as I was.

  • Finished The Dirty Job, it is wonderful. Christopher Moore is my hero.

  • I've been on a podcast kick lately. I've been listening to This Week In Science again, and I've added Radiolab to my collection. I've been going back and listening to a old episodes, as they seem to be between seasons now, and oh yes. I love it. Oh, and Escape Pod is love, too.

  • Long weekend = yes.

  • Tomorrow = Book club + Wall-E = yes

  • I am now going to lay down and read The Alchemist even though I've already read it a couple bajillion times.
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
  • Hawking is still not happy with me. She'll let me pet her, but she's sleeping on my desk instead of in my lap like usual, and she won't let me hold her. If I try to pick her up, she just wiggles away and curls up on my desk and gives me a Look. She is going to haaaaate me when I take her to get gutted spayed.

  • Just watched the most recent episode of Dr Who. Downloaded this and the last episode out of curiousity when I saw all the hubbub over last week's episode. Am downloading old episodes (starting with the 9th Doctor) so that I can have some clue as to what's going on, but I enjoyed it muchly even clueless as I was.

  • Finished The Dirty Job, it is wonderful. Christopher Moore is my hero.

  • I've been on a podcast kick lately. I've been listening to This Week In Science again, and I've added Radiolab to my collection. I've been going back and listening to a old episodes, as they seem to be between seasons now, and oh yes. I love it. Oh, and Escape Pod is love, too.

  • Long weekend = yes.

  • Tomorrow = Book club + Wall-E = yes

  • I am now going to lay down and read The Alchemist even though I've already read it a couple bajillion times.
jesso: (RTS - teeeee)
I have discovered a new noise to make to annoy my cats. It's kind of like an extended "vvvv" sound. It is amazing.

Every night, when I get into bed, Hawking tries very hard to get into my pants. No, really. She tries to crawl up the leg of my pajama pants. Unfortunately, my leg gets in the way, so she only gets her head in the pants leg before giving up and making pathetic "woe is me" noises. Then I roll over on my back so she can sleep on my chest/throat because I am a sucker.

I talk about my cats far too much. I can't help it! They are endlessly amusing creatures. Except when Hawking is destroying wires (She did it again today! Good thing I had a spare set of computer speakers) or unplugging things. That's not so much amusing as incredibly frustrating. CHEW ON THE CATNIP TOYS, KITTEH, OR I LOCK YOU IN A TINY BOX FOR A YEAR.

By the way, I think it was my breakfast that had me all queasy. I tried a crockpot breakfast recipe, and while it tasted good, I've noticed that just thinking about it makes me feel nauseated. I don't think I'll be having the leftovers again tomorrow.

Also! I might be murdered in my sleep by robots! They are clearly out to get me. I've gotten no less than SEVEN calls from an unidentified phone number, and each time it only beeped at me when I answered. I decoded the super secret message and it said "DIE, HUMAN, DIE". Trufax!

Okay, not really. But I did get 7 weird beepy phone calls. I eventually just started making beeping noises back at the killer robots on the other end of the line.

So much capslock in this post. I'm so tired and woooo. Bed time.
jesso: (RTS - teeeee)
I have discovered a new noise to make to annoy my cats. It's kind of like an extended "vvvv" sound. It is amazing.

Every night, when I get into bed, Hawking tries very hard to get into my pants. No, really. She tries to crawl up the leg of my pajama pants. Unfortunately, my leg gets in the way, so she only gets her head in the pants leg before giving up and making pathetic "woe is me" noises. Then I roll over on my back so she can sleep on my chest/throat because I am a sucker.

I talk about my cats far too much. I can't help it! They are endlessly amusing creatures. Except when Hawking is destroying wires (She did it again today! Good thing I had a spare set of computer speakers) or unplugging things. That's not so much amusing as incredibly frustrating. CHEW ON THE CATNIP TOYS, KITTEH, OR I LOCK YOU IN A TINY BOX FOR A YEAR.

By the way, I think it was my breakfast that had me all queasy. I tried a crockpot breakfast recipe, and while it tasted good, I've noticed that just thinking about it makes me feel nauseated. I don't think I'll be having the leftovers again tomorrow.

Also! I might be murdered in my sleep by robots! They are clearly out to get me. I've gotten no less than SEVEN calls from an unidentified phone number, and each time it only beeped at me when I answered. I decoded the super secret message and it said "DIE, HUMAN, DIE". Trufax!

Okay, not really. But I did get 7 weird beepy phone calls. I eventually just started making beeping noises back at the killer robots on the other end of the line.

So much capslock in this post. I'm so tired and woooo. Bed time.
jesso: (I win)
Accomplished today:
- Cleaned/rearrange my big closet
- Taped down a spare sheet in the back corner of said huge closet
- Moved big catbox into said corner
- Cleaned out coat closet that used to house said catbox
- Tossed tiny catbox that was in said coat closet
- use the word "said far too many times"
- Cleaned off my junk table
- Went through everything that was in my big closet and tossed half of it
- Packed the rest of the stuff into just one box and put it back in the closet
- Swept & mopped my kitchen
- Cleaned all the counters in my kitchen
- Took three bags of trash and one box of junk to the dumpster
- Vaccuumed living room
- Got my Wii, DVD Player, and borrowed PS2 plugged in to my new switchy thingy
- Realized that I didn't have a cable to go from the switchy thingy to the TV
- Drove to Best Buy only to discover that their hours of operation posted online are LIES
- Cursed Best Buy for utterly failing me for the second time in as many weeks
- Did laundry

All in all, a productive day! Should maybe fold my clean laundry, though. Hum.
jesso: (I win)
Accomplished today:
- Cleaned/rearrange my big closet
- Taped down a spare sheet in the back corner of said huge closet
- Moved big catbox into said corner
- Cleaned out coat closet that used to house said catbox
- Tossed tiny catbox that was in said coat closet
- use the word "said far too many times"
- Cleaned off my junk table
- Went through everything that was in my big closet and tossed half of it
- Packed the rest of the stuff into just one box and put it back in the closet
- Swept & mopped my kitchen
- Cleaned all the counters in my kitchen
- Took three bags of trash and one box of junk to the dumpster
- Vaccuumed living room
- Got my Wii, DVD Player, and borrowed PS2 plugged in to my new switchy thingy
- Realized that I didn't have a cable to go from the switchy thingy to the TV
- Drove to Best Buy only to discover that their hours of operation posted online are LIES
- Cursed Best Buy for utterly failing me for the second time in as many weeks
- Did laundry

All in all, a productive day! Should maybe fold my clean laundry, though. Hum.

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