Monday, February 20, 2006

On Tofu, Nuts and Staplers...


Ah, to my increasingly inane life. I'm currently 2/3 the way through Eldest so that glut of book postings two days ago will probably have to do you for a bit, at least on that topic. I can honestly say that I really love three day weekends, and I savored this one as it's probably my last for quite some time. I woke up late, read for hours, went shopping for cilantro and baking soda (as my refrigerator now smells suspiciously of onions), and am now consuming my lovely curry soup, to which I've added tofu for the first time; it is quite satisfying - quietly spicy from the green curry, tart from the lime and fresh and green from the cilantro, sprouts and peas. Oh, I also went to that quagmire of household improvement, Home Depot. I know I swore it off, but I had a gift certificate. This time I had to buy one measly nut as the one they sent in my end table kit was totally the wrong size and would just swirl endlessly around the patient bolt without tightening. And yes, I still used my gift certificate for the 8 cents the nut cost. If I'm forced to go to HD, there is no way I'm paying for it. I also joined Netflix this weekend and quickly amassed 208 films in my queue. It is excessive, I agree. But what the heck else do I have to do? I looked into classes at the local community colleges; they should be sending me a brochure. On an at least moderately more funny note, my mother and I accidentally reenacted the stapler bit from Office Space on IM last night. Mom was all "I believe you have my stapler." It is so totally not her stapler. I bought it for when I lived in the dorms my freshman year. Well, she might have bought it, but it's mine no matter who bought it. I was just lending it to the good of the household until I left. Much like my cordless phone that then died and wasn't replaced. But I'm keeping the stapler. So there. ;)

I'm so bored. I'll have to do something about that.

2 comments:

Josh & Megan said...

You used your gift card to buy an 8 cent nut?! Some of that Grandville must have rubbed off from your Mom!! Glad to hear that things are going OK (save for that chocolate powder incident). We miss our Democratic friend!!

Jackie said...

But I had a GIFT CERTIFICATE!! And I didn't have any change b/c I had changed coats, and you KNOW I don't carry a purse. Lol. I miss you guys, too. =)