10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"hey’re also floating the idea that his being dead may have been a pre-existing condition"

so, i can't say i've been busy because that just doesn't seem true but i guess i can say my ability to manage my time has gotten worse.  I don't know if it's winter or old age or what.  the darkness is a problem.  fitting a whole day into 8 hours of sunlight cramps my style.  it's hard to walk the doggies in the dark and we are really counting the days until the light starts to come back.  22 more days till we start going the other way.  and what's the deal with it being so warm?  i don't watch the news but my homies at work told me this morning bangor was the warmest place in the US.  what's that about?  tomorrow is december and today was 62 degrees.  this is maine, it's just so wrong.  Snow in october, 62 on the last day of november.  so weird.

I'm trying to get excited about baking this year and that's hard to do when it's so warm.  I know there will be plenty of days for hot chocolate and warm cookies and i'll be cursing the cold before long but seriously it's weird.  and those boots i bought are totally not necessary when it's 60, just saying.

I've been working on my wedding and recently nothing is that big a deal anymore.  maybe it's winter malaise but i'm just not that into it anymore.  the basics are covered and that's about it.  I'm thinking of taking my brooch bouquet to flower class with me to ask my teacher's opinion.  I don't really want to re-do it but i want it to look right and i'm not sure if i have the objectivity with it anymore.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"have you ever seen someone so unhappy to have a new iphone?"

the salesman was totally right because I was totally unhappy to have to buy a new phone.  i'm getting used to the new phone but it's weird and i'm super bummed that my genius plan to get my old phone working again failed miserably.  i guess you need more than genius, you need luck and technical skills and the ability to let go and just be grateful you can afford a new phone and get over it.

on the downside, I lost everything.  email addresses and phone numbers and music and everything.  if I had your number and i owe you a call or a text, sorry dudes.  my phone was dead for weeks before i got around to dealing with it and my sister was convinced i was dead and now because i live like a technology gypsy and have nothing written down...i'm totally without basic contact information for most of my family.  it would be awesome if i learned a lesson from this but odds on I tell myself I'm going to write it all down and I won't.  Maybe i'll surprise myself.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"I wish I had a blowhole"

After years and years of abuse I finally killed my original iphone.  it was the day after steve jobs died which i find especially poignant.  anyway, since it took me longer to kill that phone than any other phone I have ever owned, i decided to hit up ebay and get a new old school iphone.  At first I was just going to replace the screen and some other bits but then the whole thing bit the dust when whatever bits and bobs you need to charge the battery stopped working.  a ha! I thought, I'll just replace the whole phone with this other old school phone i bought off ebay, which is in such good condition that i think they must have kept it in a glass case in on their mantle instead of actually using it as a phone.  they certainly never dropped it twice a week on to cement like i did.

I thought changing out the guts would be hard and all the tutorials on youtube proved me right, what with the special tools and instructions that tell you to use force but be careful.  I didn't think it would be more difficult to make the practically brand new phone come to life but i was totally wrong.  it's way more frustrating dealing with stuff that should work as opposed to stuff that is leaking proverbial phone blood all over the place.  customer care told me i had to get a new sim card...at the store...and after four days i was finally able to do this.  and actually it helped.  it helped in the way that i can now see the phone on my itunes and restore the settings but alas, can still not at all use the phone.

i'm starting to get hulk mad, like when your clothes rip at the seams and you call customer service and are short on the pleasantries with the tech help just because you can be, watch out at&t!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"how can they postpone halloween"

Winter has arrived early and often and we are starting to understand how unprepared we are.  I need new boots, a face mask, we both need new socks and probably some shovels.  It's bad news how unprepared we are.  but yay for shopping.  I have some boots coming from zappos.  I really love winter but not when i'm freezing to death.

To prepare for the storm we had to put the grill away and pick the last of the garden, and stack four truckloads of wood.  The stacking was my favorite part and now all of my muscles are broken.  even if sunday wasn't snowed in and powered down we would have been laying around all day anyway, in traction.  it burns almost four hundred calories an hour though so that's a plus.