Archive for May, 2017

electrical misadventures

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

I am Not Great at crisis thinking. As in: Monday night, an electrical outlet in my apartment started making noise. It was that alarming crackling static sound that immediately makes you think ‘is that catching on fire?’ And there’s me, staring at it like that’s going to do anything (a watched outlet never ignites?) and […]

more culinary adventures

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

I love mac and cheese. Usually I get the Annie’s brand, because I like the bunny. (Yes, a highly sophisticated brand choice mechanism.) But this week I tried the Horizon brand, because — I don’t know, I was at the store and I liked the shape of the box? It had a cow on it? […]

unexpectedly delicious

Monday, May 29th, 2017

I’m pretty lazy in the kitchen, and I like to wash as few dishes as possible when I’m cooking stuff. And yesterday I was planning to make muffins (from a box) and also a grilled cheese sandwich. So I thought — why melt the butter for the muffins in a separate dish when I could […]

(and also a raise)

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

An enormous thank you to everyone who is working today, especially my peeps in retail and customer service. Wishing you easy customers, functioning technology, and a metric ton of patience.


Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The best kind of caturday — when there are still TWO MORE weekend days to come! DAY 1 PLAN: SLEEP IN: ACHIEVED

fic rec Friday

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Avengers fic, circa 2014! Sometimes I cannot even, and so I put in a load of laundry and read a fic. Living On My Own, by rekishi “James Barnes is back in the world and finds that not only has there been 1) an alien invasion, but 2) Howard Stark had a kid. One that […]

in random news

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

At one point, the fitbit app on my phone stopped changing the moon icon when I’d reached my sleep goal. With the latest update, the happy full moon is back! (It’s one of those things that’s really not a big deal either way, but I like seeing the icon change, and now it does, and […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

This weeks brings the end of the fiscal month to my workplace, a time when important people “drop by” our neck of the woods to remind us how important it is for us to work harder/faster/longer in order to ensure that other people (not us) get their commission checks. What really gets me is how […]

weekend walk

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Explored some nearby walking trails this weekend! SO MANY MOSQUITOES. SO MANY. I used two kinds of bug repellent and wore long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, which helped a lot. (As in, still tons of bugs, but it didn’t feel like I was constantly under siege.) And every so often I’d hit a part […]

can’t quite believe it’s raining again

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

One of the apartments across the way has a string of lights up on their balcony. They’re white lights, and they’ve been up for a while now, so I figured — hey, probably going for a sort of ‘summer outdoor patio’ look. Which is neat. But then one of the other apartments put up lights […]