Monday, October 17, 2005

the rain has stopped

and now the air is drying out. time for me to start the lotion regime again. i'm such a low maintenance person that to even take the time to lotion is annoying. i mean, i don't even normally comb my hair with a brush!

ended up getting my new cellphone yesterday. no, i'm not one of those--oh, my cell phone is a year old, must be time for a new one--type person. my phone was 3.5 years old and the only reason i got rid of it was its tendency to randomly shut itself off and not give me my messages for weeks at a time. the guy who helped me was incredulous that i'd had the same phone for 3.5years. i though about trying to explain about the whole trying to avoid the coltan trade as much as possible (another link for you) but things like that are about as much use as trying to explain to a newly engaged woman why you're not ogling over her diamond ring.

anyway, i did! get to go to my favorite bookstore in the whole world, since i was over in that area. ended up buying some books (how could i resist?) even though i'm trying to be extremely budget conscious. i got the latest installment of sarah kramer's expertise with la dolce vegan! and then went home and spent sunday evening reading over the luscious sounding new recipes. ahhh...i have sooo many things to try. just when i was getting tired of making the same 10 things over and over.

this week seems like it will be a busy one. but at least saturday is my once-a-month brunch with the girls! i rarely get excited about getting together with other human beings but this is a wonderful exception.


At 11:33 AM GMT-5, Blogger gtfhwzk said...

I would have called the "Mocked Clam Chowder" "Mocking Clam Chowder" instead. Because I think everyone needs to be occasionally mocked by their food. It keeps one humble.

Anyway, I had never heard of coltan before today. Thanks for posting those links!

At 2:52 PM GMT-5, Blogger dlamming said...

heh: "things like that are about as much use as trying to explain to a newly engaged woman why you're not ogling over her diamond ring."

in truth, i wouldn't ogle over a ring even if it was entirely from synthetic diamond and in no way related to mistreated african workers- i just don't understand why it's appealing. :)

i imagine once i fire up the humidifier the whole apt will benefit a little bit, but i've been using lip balm for the last week.

At 4:19 PM GMT-5, Blogger gtfhwzk said...

I've never thought too highly of diamonds, either. Of course, I've never understood jewelry at all.

At 4:36 PM GMT-5, Blogger catswym said...

no one expects anyone to ogle over regular, run-of-the-mill jewelry. that said, i do enjoy jewelry as an artistic expression, but that is all.

but! women (that's me, in the singular) are expected to ogle at a girl's NEW engagement ring. are forever, you know!

ha, so is regular old, non-shiny carbon, but no one ever gives their
engaged a "lead" pencil. i think they should. that would be awesome.

on the rare occasions when i do try to mention to the woman with the shiny debeer's on her finger the implications of said bauble and i usually get the...i know, it's terrible--but it's so pretty!


anyway, no matter what i'll need to lotion. least it smells good. wonder if chaucer will like it. :D


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