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So hi thar, O wonderful flist friends who have so kindly not given up on me! While I've done my best to at least read other people's entries and comment every so often, I'm sure you'll be SHOCKED to hear that one of my New Year resolutions is to not suck quite so badly at posting. *rueful grin*

I hope y'all are well and survived the holidays? I worked most of last week and aside from that have been up visiting my parents, which was lovely but the internet access is shitty spotty. The last few days have been excitement galore as I'm finally home and able to OMG FUCKIN' CLEEEEAN AND TIDY to my satisfaction for the first time since...well, since the Bugpocalypse, basically. Those of you who know me will know that I'm not a terribly tidy person or anything at the best of time, but things JUST REACHED A POINT. *twitches* Anyway. Aaaaall better now. :D

Updates! Look, I could blather on for ages, but in the interest of actually POSTING this before 3010 I'll keep this brief:

I'm unwilling to jinx it by saying anything directly but let's just say "so far so good" on the Bugpocalypse count. *keeps all fingers and toes crossed*

I'm still (!!! *sobs*) trying to find a contractor for renovations. Those of you with long memories may recall that one of the few upsides of the Bugpocalypse was that I finally got enough crap out of here to make it worthwhile getting some work done - previously I've been overwhelmed at the prospect of moving just my books, let alone everything else. :P But due to various circumstances including cost and availability, I'm still trying to line someone up - which unfortunately means the soonest I can get any work done is probably late February or early March, missing the tax rebate (link for the non-Canucks). But the search continues. This will HAPPEN, dammit!!!

I got an iPhone!!!!1!111!!!!! THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH EXCLAMATION MARKS IN THE WORLD. 3G, 16GB, only a week old when I bought it. Long story that involved Craigslist and a clandestine-feeling handover of cash in a Vaughn coffee shop... anyway, amusingly enough I'm basically using it as a glorified iTouch (I reeeally wanted that camera and mic that only comes with the phone). I refuse to pay $600-$1200 A YEAR when I'm perfectly happy with wi-fi so widely available and my cheapo $100-a-year phone plan. GUYS. THIS THING IS SO. MUCH. FUN.

I mean, uh. I totally bought it for the productivity apps. The very first thing I did totally wasn't to download the zippo lighter and lightsaber apps. *shifty eyes* Seriously though, aside from the apps I am loving the hell out of carrying around ONE device instead of a Palm Pilot (yes, I was still using one, stop snickering) AND an iPod AND a camera.

Since last I posted I have continued to love the hell out of this season of Supernatural, was introduced to White Collar (OMG SO MUCH LOVE), and caught Fantastic Mr. Fox (...honestly I can't really decide how I felt about it...), Avatar (so torn between LOVE for the visual effects - yes, I am an FX hoor - and the anthropologist in me running SCREEEEMING at everything else), Where the Wild Things Are (incredibly powerful, I was really moved)...I feel like I'm forgetting something else? Anyway. I can blather on at length about any of these, so if you really want my thoughts on them feel free to ask in the comments.

No, I haven't started watching Glee yet. It's on my list. But it's a long list.

Finally, this month is all about Lost. Yes, the series. I've decided to finally check out what my upstairs neighbours (and much of the world, it seems) is so excited about so am mainlining the first 5 seasons before the 6th season premiere in February. Hey, I've only got 70 episodes left! *g* And OH LOOK I CAN WATCH THEM ON MY IPHONE ON THE WAY TO WORK. I AM GOING TO DIE OF HAPPINESS.

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Well, for a day that largely revolved around destroying my beloved couch with an exacto knife and my bare hands, it ended well! :D

I came back to my parents' condo for the evening since they have a nifty and dead easy system for hooking up would-be trick-or-treaters in the building with would-be candy-givers: they have some Halloween-themed paper plates at the front desk, and you just hang one on your doorknob. BRILLIANT. I am planning to implement something similar at our building next year if I possibly can. Anyway, the upshot is that I finally got to hand out candy again! I love it; I love helping to bring the magic alive for kids.

Had a couple of "mentionable" costumes: one was two parents with a newborn baby, with them dressed as farmers - "strawberry farmers!" - and their baby in an adorable strawberry hat and outfit, and the other was a kid with an H1N1 virus T-shirt. Now THAT's scary.

Spent the next couple of hours in a complicated video/audio/text-chatting thing *waves hands vaguely* with [ profile] neeuqdrazil, [ profile] curgoth (a.k.a. GENERAL ZOD), [ profile] mycrazyhair, [ profile] torontoteacher, Mr. Mongolia, and uh...other people I'm still not sure if I actually know. *g* This was an online alternative to the Zil and Curgoth's party since they are recovering from H1N1, poor things. Man, I never though I'd be grateful for The Scourge a.k.a. Bugpocalypse, but from the way its been racing through my friends and loved ones it's actually worked out in my favour to be isolated.

Anyway. Back to the couch. My dearly beloved couch. *sob* So I tried to find a company that would pick it up. Yeah, a bedbug-exposed sofa. You can imagine how well that went. So it was up to me. And I was feeling fairly morose about it until [ profile] audreyovisual cracked my shit up by comparing it to Old Yeller (or, for us Supernatural fans, a certain second-season werewolf who was likewise dispatched): "No, it's my [couch]. I'll do it." (However, since I can't lift it through the door on my own I need to break it down. So it's not so much shooting Old Yeller quickly between the eyes as it is ripping his legs off one by one. D:) She also suggested a viking burial: light it on fire and let it drift out to sea Lake Ontario. AWESOME.
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See, I said to myself as I was writing my post the other day about not having been bitten, "Great, kid. Don't get cocky." I have learned my lesson: ALWAYS TAKE ADVICE FROM HAN SOLO. :( Because sure enough, this morning I noticed a couple of what are unmistakeably bed bug bites. (On my ass, to add insult to injury.) And what really kills me is that I have no idea if I got them test-sleeping at my place on the weekend as I've been doing, or if I got them at my parent's place.

:( :( :(

I think this calls for a thorough cleaning at my parents' place just in case, but I mostly fear that this means my couch has failed its probation and has to go. Which sucks beyond the telling of it, because I fucking love that couch.

DAMNIT. And I was all set to start hanging out with people again. DAMNITALL!!!!!!


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