February 16th, 2009



CAT #1: another weekend at the blue moon beach house. we were supposed to go for our anniversary in december, but ended up frozen out - there was so much snow in the area that the beach house's pipes froze. so we rescheduled for VD & had a blast. since i know you're wondering: breakfast #1 was eggs benedict, roasted asparagus, & blackberry yogurt featuring fresh, plump blackberries & homemade oat crumb topping. breakfast #2 was coconut cinnamon french toast with blueberries, the best sausage ever (as before), & rounds of honeydew & canteloupe. plus sweet orange juice, real hot cocoa, & coffee for joe. we were also treated to in-house hand-dipped chocolate strawberries & sparkling cider when we returned from adventuring on sunday. & yes, we have pics to edit for naughty_knotty.

CAT #2, more deliciousness: lish-arranged pot luck dinner+movie nights. slices of broiled, seasoned chicken on salad greens, creamy mashed potatoes, garlic dressed kale, sesame pork & pasta, two types of potato salad, & homemade chocolate chip cookies. plenty for everyone, & food comas all around during the movie. you are jealous & wish you were invited.

CAT #3: fat tax returns! plus it totally rules realizing the interest i made on my savings accounts last year paid in full for all but one sitting of the tattoo work i acquired in 2008. i think i'll make that my goal again for this year. :D

CAT #4: i picked up a new old keyboard on ebay. as i predicted in april 2004, my current M2 has indeed survived "five or six years" - it's starting to get flaky along the top row, so i have a bit of time left, but it's great to have a fully tested & working M2 sitting in the shadows waiting for its call. i hope i can always find these. they're 25 years old now & i've still never used a keyboard which compares.

amusingly, another sold on ebay a couple weeks later - for close to $30 over what i paid. HAR. i rock the snipe.

CAT #5, so wrong: remember this? i got to playing it for joe the other day, & finally decided to tack the proper ending of the song on it. so it now has a natural fade at the end which inspires you to play it again. :D here's the link to just the looping version. & while i was at it, i made a much more evil surprise loop version where i tacked the original beginning of the song back on, too. click here & save it to trick/torture/emotionally devastate your friends. :D

less completely awesome things: making the transition to digital tv. it wasn't tough to wire into the system, & i already bought a dvd recorder a few months back, but now it takes two remotes just to watch a friggin' show. some channels come in great, & we get more of them, but channels with poor reception go mute or stutter instead of just being mildly staticky. ah well. seems we now have until june to figure it out anyhow? fuck it.

ok, on to some recent jewelry & hair stuff, click as you will. i have perhaps 483025 more matches/DIY plugs in the works, but the rest are all waiting for parts this week, so it's just the one for this post.

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