Monday, November 24, 2008

no more pinched nerve, "animal crossing: city folk", grassroots, more japanese food, pink highlights and i still love "murder, she wrote"

ok, so the back thing? it's pretty much sorted now. turns out that i had a pinched nerve and needed to just do nothing for four days except sit around.

boring but, hey, at least i had a copy of "animal crossing: city folk", right?

it's a good game but, to be honest, it's pretty much just the same as the last two versions. maybe that'll change if i get the chat peripheral installed. maybe not.

i managed to make it to the grassroots business association meeting on thursday at vermillion. (thanks, j for limping along with me.)

i think it's going to be a good group. in fact, if you own a small business and are looking for like minded people (we skew heavily on the arts and crafts side at the moment), drop by the next meeting!

leff continues making yummy japanese food! here's some tsukune which was all charry and delicious!

oh, and i got my hair chopped off and added some pink highlights.

although that picture is more about clouseau.

the last major thing that happened this past week (other than FINALLY getting some rainboots from target) is our getting netflix through our xbox 360. you know what that means, right? fucking "murder, she wrote" ON DEMAND!

(angela lansberry for s&f)

i am *so* fucking happy!

right, have a happy thanksgiving if you live stateside. if not, enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, November 17, 2008

back pain, ocd cat and japanese food

heya, chittlings! how's your monday?

remember how back in june i did a really wicked number on my back? my fucking annoying back that has been tricky since i was 18 because of some dumbass accident that i was involved in? yeah, well, it's not gotten better. at all. and now i'm having weird pains that make me think i've got nerve damage.

why am i mentioning this? i don't really know except maybe i'm asking for good thoughts from you loyal readers. i'm hoping this doesn't turn out to be what i'm dreading. updates available as soon as i have any.

what else has been crappy? ah, yes. fujiko's ocd has been out of control.

yes, one of my cats is ocd. another one has separation anxiety. we're all fucked up at casa rakkaleff.

anyway, fuji's been obsessively cleaning because the fire on the 5th set her off. so much so that now she's missing patches of fur and looks like she has mange, poor thing.

i've been working on behavioral modification but it's tricky. cleaning is a big part of a cat's normal behavior and i don't want to screw that up. so we're playing a lot and i'm just sort of sitting next to her all reassuring like. here's hoping her fur grows back soon!

but now on to good things! leff and i have been at uwajimaya a lot in the past week!

mainly because of this book.

it should be called "leff's cook(ing) japanese food!" because he's the one who made ebi no chiri so-su

and grilled corn, the japanese name of which i've forgotten.

both were extremely delicious.

what else? i got sucked (wah-wah!) into "true blood". i don't really know why. the horrible southern accents make me cringe and, as i've mentioned before, i'm much more of a werewolf person but, eh, whatcha' gonna' do when you have a bum back and an ocd cat?

k, i gotta' hobble into the kitchen and make something for s&f. see you next monday.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

why do i hate the internet?

because the first result in a google search for "i hate the internet" brings up a geocities site.

for real.

i hate the internet.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

starting next monday this will be a weekly blog

just like the title said, i'm switching this to a weekly blog. mondays only unless there's some reason that justifies a special post.

why? well, i'm busy and something has to give. esp since i'm winding down with one 365 project and am gearing up for another that will start on feb 1, 2009.

but let's get on with the post. leff and i will be in d.c. during the inauguration!!

no, we don't have tickets to the event itself (we probably won't get our hands on any either) but it'll be cool just to be in d.c. while obama is sworn in.

i never thought that i would *want* to go back to d.c., but there we are.

we have a new countertop.

it arrived on election day so it was kinda' like obama was solving my kitchen space problem for me. (ed note: no, not really. still, it's nice to be able to cut an onion without hitting my head.)

leff, j and i made it to the john hodgman musical extravaganza last week at town hall.

seattlest has a nice recap about the tragedy that occured during the q&a.

god, i fucking hate q&a.

what else? uuhhh...i went to poulsbo about a week ago. it was fantastically scandinavian. way more so than ballard can claim to be at this point.

leff and i tried both unicorn crepes and the new beard papa's in the id on sunday. i prefer unicorn crepes, in case you're keeping score. i think that beard papa's suffered from my having wanted to try them for so long.

i guess that's it. i know i'm forgetting a lot but i can deal with that. see you next monday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

this is getting old

i swear to fucking god, if i have to deal with another motherfucking apartment complex fire someone is going to get their fucking ass kicked into next week.

what was a trend in tennessee has now occured in our building in seattle.

this time it was because of some asshat's grease fire.

everyone (cats included) is ok. there's no damage to our unit. it doesn't even smell that bad.

but for real. don't be squandering my new found feelings of goodwill, fellow apartment building resident. fires piss me off.

oh, and p.s.-the way to handle a grease fire is to a) cover the fire with a lid b) try baking soda c) use a fucking chemical fire extinguisher, asshole.

i can't believe it's real!

i feel like someone should pinch me. i can't believe that obama is president!! i'm so happy i don't know what to do!

i collapsed from sheer exhaustion at around 11:30. since 1:40 am or so, i've been reading everything i possibly can online. i'm thinking that i should probably try and get some more sleep, however.

thanks to j and d for having us over! and thanks to the blue parts of the u.s.! the 21st century is looking awesome! gobama!

Monday, November 03, 2008

i'll be back once the election is over

now's not a good time for me to write. i'm in 10% liberal freak out mode and 90% depressed holding pattern.

i've also been stress cleaning.

why? because i'm fully expecting this to turn into another bush v gore. i hope i'm proven wrong.

in the mean time, have a bajoaney sandwich.

a reminder if you're in the u.s. and haven't done early voting or mailed in a ballot: DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW!!!!!