Thursday, April 23, 2009

I wonder how much white buff this guy had on hand for this project, not to mention time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chicken soup for the soul

I am going to try my hand at making chicken broth. Kurt is a big inspiration in my decision to attack this feat. Thanks buddy, I will let you know how it works out. So if I don't answer my phone, I am sorry, this process is times taking.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Had not done one of these in a while, although it is very harsh, I liked the look.

monday sun day

This is why I sweat and strained muscles, moving all our stuff.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

another super sunday

Today we have turned a new leaf,
I cannot find anything, not even coffee filters, I am drinking coffee from yesterday. My shower pressure is something to laugh at. I am definitely more sore than I can remember ever being. Even my kidneys hurt. My cat finally came out from under our night stands. I thought she might be taking new residence there. Penelope loves it; sitting and basking in the sun. I am glad someone is having a splendid time.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

credit meltdown

If you have not done so in the recent past, you should all go and check your credit cards limit. I was just updating our new address a few minutes ago and rechecking all my balances etc. I noticed that my Target card had a peculiar number for a credit limit. I did a double take and called the service number. I was reassured of my suspicions. Target cut my limit more than 50%. I asked the kind, accented woman on the phone,"Why did it decrease? I have never been late and I ALWAYS pay more than my minimum." She replies," there are many reasons why it may have been decreased." That is the most I could get out of her, no real explanation at all. I then took it upon myself to do some research on the interwebs. I found a plethora of complaints about this very issue. It seems MANY credit companies are doing this at a high rate. It has always gone on, yet this economic climate has prompted them to go ape shit now. I figure that my card was hit because I hardly ever carry a balance because the rate it crazy since it was my first card. Now I have a better rate on a different card luckily. We will see if that company hit me again. The main problem with this is that once my line is lowered, it will directly affect my credit score. I have worked hard to maintain and build a solid score. Especially important now because I have been getting student loans and will need to consolidate once I am finished. Credit companies are sheisty, which I have always known. I had yet to be impacted until now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

updated date for the moving date.

Well it is an update.
Saturday is still in effect. We got notice that the tenant will be gone and the grounds crew will be on point in getting the apartment ready! Come one come all.

Friday, April 10, 2009

the good life.

This is where the west coast got busy building.
On showtime this saturday night if you are interested, also on dvd through netflix. These guys were revolutionary in building a whole new dynamic of hip hop as we know it. True pioneers.

escrow messcrow

Inconvenient news just keeps rolling.
Our move in date got pushed back AGAIN. This is not the current tenants fault, they are currently in escrow with a house and it keeps getting pushed. The problem is that it's getting very tough to get a handle on what we need to do. At this point our move in is pending a date since it's up in the air really. There is an outside chance that it still goes down next saturday; It seems very unlikely though. We will more than likely be moving in mid week or something when I am still in class and we cannot find any help. It just bugs because we had such a good turn out for help that day. We had planned on a bbq and it was the day Nathalie comes back. At least if it DOES get pushed like we anticipate, Nathalie will have no jet-lag! Eh, whatever I guess.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

what is in a B?

I am a little disturbed today. I might be looking down the barrel of my first B grade in school. I made it a personal goal that I would get through college with a 4.0 gpa. At first I thought, "Oh well if I don't, but I will definitely try." After about 14 classes I still have a strong hold on that goal. Now I am starting to wonder how this one will end. I have this oral communication class that seemed straight forward. The teacher has my attention, I am making effort. I do a couple of speeches and I receive B's. The first speech admittedly was worth every bit of that B. The most recent speech I felt would garner at least a low A. I prepped, I focused, I knew my subject and thesis. I was conscience of my um's and er's. I got a B for my troubles. I have one test and one speech left to complete before the class ends. I will do my part, I am just not sure how it will end up. Honestly, I think the teacher has it out for me. I did far better on this speech than the last, yet I only attain a 5 point improvement. I would understand if I felt I did B grade work, I just don't interpret it the same way—unfortunately, that does not matter.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I have a new line and this one is yellow! They are starting to grow on me.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

vertical mac attack

This evening I noticed another vertical line pop up on my moniter.. it is dying a slow death. I hear apple will fix the problem for $700.00. Some people even got apple to replace the board for free by way of relentless nagging. Unfortunately I was not as lucky being so far out of the warranty period, a warranty that I really did not have in the first place, (long story). Another wait and see. At least the the new line is a different color, adding some variety to the problem.