Friday, May 23, 2008

oh yeah

I got a Wii Fit.

I don't want to pay a lot of money to go to a gym that I'll barely use because my stupid foot won't let me.

So I bought a Wii Fit to help me get somewhat back into shape or maybe at least back to the flexibility I had pre-surgery. And it keeps track of your weight and estimated BMI each day.

The part that isn't surprising is that it tells me I'm Unbalanced (on my feet, not in my head dummies)... yeah, that could be due to the fact that my left foot has a mind of it's own. A stubborn mind of it's own.

But the yoga, aerobics, and muscle strengthen parts are pretty cool. I suck at all the balance games, so I think I'll be staying away from those.

Yup, gas prices are a leeetle ridiculous.

Driving south on 495 on a Friday afternoon in the summer can be an absolute nightmare.

Driving south on 495 on the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend makes you suicidal.

However, with gas at an average of $3.90 in Worcester for Regular (but I did pass one station that had Regular for $4.09 on my way home), I didn't think it would affect Cape traffic too much. I mean... it's The Cape. *cue heavenly music*

I was totally wrong.

I decided to take my chances and travel down 495 to get to Milford (from my office in Westboro). At 3:15pm (usually the time when Cape traffic starts backing up), the road seemed like I was driving home on a Tuesday. During school vacation.

This snapshot of Google maps (taken at 7:18pm) shows that 495 is still moving at a normal pace. Normal, I mean, for 7:20pm on say, a Wednesday night. During school vacation.

However, it is NOT school vacation week. Nor is it a Tuesday... or Wednesday. It's the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.

I'm doing my part to help the gas companies continue to reach their gazillion dollar profit goals by making a trip up to NH for the 3rd weekend in a row. And I have to go up to the Granite State again next Friday - for my Pepere's memorial service. So that's 4 weekends in a row, Exxon. How about a little of the profits thrown my way? I know a great gal whore named Sallie Mae who will gladly take away anything you give me so don't worry - I won't go spending it on frivolous things like groceries.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

busy busy little bee

We've set a date for our housewarming/belated graduation/belated birthday party. So now we need to make sure the house is actually finished. But this means the other half of the basement ceiling will be finished (i.e. I'll finally have real lights over my sewing area).
My "little" brother turned 16 last week. "Little" because although he is younger than me, he now outweighs me and is taller than me.

My Pepére has been in the hospital and things aren't looking too good - he was read his last rights on Sunday. Right now I'm indifferent about the whole thing, but that's another story.

I didn't get a job I interviewed for back in March. The only part that sucks about not getting it is now I have to start looking again and start interviewing again. I hate interviewing with a passion. I just freeze up if they ask me those stupid typical HR questions. Even though I know they're gonna ask them in 97% of the interviews. I just can't do it. I'd rather sit there and have a conversation like a normal human being.

Oh and if anyone is feeling extra generous today, I'd like one of these, please:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

oh dear

If I wasn't already on my way to hell before (which I'm about 99.999% sure I was), I certainly will be going there now.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

my Google reader

Just in case anyone is interested in seeing what I read on a daily basis, here ya go. ;)

Friday, May 2, 2008

new artwork for my sewing area!

One of jellybeans' prints was on the front page of Etsy this morning when I logged in. I clicked on it, and ended up buying 3 prints from her shop!

AND since I gave her her 700th sale, she let me pick either 1 free print or 3 free cards so I chose this one:

I can't wait until I get them, frame them, and hang them up! :)