Sunday, 14 October 2012
I have some sort of vague plan to post some more of my fiction thingamabobber later today, but this here post is just going be my usual excessively boring babbling about my life, which you may feel free to ignore. Actually, you can ignore the later post, too.
It's warmer today, currently 65 if my various devices are to be believed, and so I feel obligated to take a walk later and enjoy the weather. The apartment complex is set up in a giant U (with a loop in the middle) and I've never walked the whole of it, but I think I could do the whole thing and have that count as exercise. Was thinking about the gym, but it's so nice out I think I'll just walk around the complex. :)
If I may now skip to writing this in chronological order, I shall begin with Friday, because the last day in which I babbled was on Thursday. Nothing of great excitement happened on Friday, except that Frank finally came back to work. He was very appreciative of Transfer Lady's "Welcome Home" banner, as well as the donuts Matt brought in even though he didn't eat them because he is sticking to his diet. Friday was also our monthly birthday celebration, where he also refrained from eating brownies, cookies, or cheesecake which Matt brought in also unexpectedly.
The only downside to the Birthday Party was that Arizona guy was behind me on line for the food and so began to talk to me, which probably led him to remember that I existed, which meant that he came over at 4:30 to ask if I knew where I could get data which I had no idea about and certainly wasn't going to start looking into at 4:30 on a Friday. Blech.
The party itself was good. Each month we play a game in which we break into teams, and then are given a topic. This month the topic was "Games & Sports" and so we had to come up with something for every letter of the alphabet. Then we go through the alphabet with each team announcing what they've provided for that letter. If more than one team has the answer, no points are given, but if only one team has it, they get a point. Some topics produce great hilarity. August's was "Landmarks" and it was obvious that some in our group didn't quite understand what a landmark was. This month the game was also fun, but much less hilarious, and for most letters there were no repeats and every team got a point.
Anyway, that was Friday, after which I went off to Starbucks for my weekly writing session. My newest notebook now has quite a bit of scribbles in it.
Saturday I went to mom's and brought her a bag full of goodies which I obtained at work on Thursday. Friday added on a bunch of flowers (I kept one bunch for myself, since Coworker Gail found me a suitable vase) which are unfortunately Christmas-y and will be dead before Christmas but whatever. Now that I have a suitable vase, perhaps I will purchase flower bunches more regularly. Also I gave her a box of something called "Pumpkin Cobbler" which I had bought at Burlington Coat Factory (yes, they have things other than coats) while I was there, failing to buy gloves. She was thinking of making it there, but unfortunately it did not COME with pumpkin and she had none in the house. Oh well. If she likes it, after it is made, perhaps I will buy another box before Christmas and we can have it then.
Also on Saturday I got my license plates at last. Brother came with me. The last three letters are "CML" which he has declared stand for "Crazy Missing Love." Oh wonderful. My last plates began with the letters "WFT" which was similar to "WTF" so I suppose you can guess what I thought that stood for. Friends of mine and I often used to play a game while driving wherein we would come up with sentences based on license plates. On Jersey plates this is easy because they are most often "LETTER LETTER LETTER, NUMBER NUMBER LETTER" so my friend Shereza's plates were "Wild Party Within 59 Feet" and mine were "Who $*#(ed Those 60 Virgins," the last of which I never shared with my mother.
Anyway my new plates are LETTER NUMBER NUMBER LETTER LETTER LETTER so Brother says it says, "Failure 96, Crazy Missing Love," which I don't like because I didn't fail anything in '96 (that I can recall, I haven't failed many school subjects and I was in High School at the time, so it's not likely) and the Crazy Missing Love makes me sound desperate, which maybe I am but I don't want to advertise! He says it's also the title of [Some Rap Star Guy]'s song, but since I don't listen to that stuff I'm not thrilled with that interpretation either.
Also went to Kohl's where I at last purchased a pair of suitable gloves! Hallelujah! Also, omg I spelled Hallelujah right on the first try. The gloves in question are Isotoners, and they were originally $36. What? But they were on sale for only $21.60, and they do seem to be slightly better quality than the Target ones I bought last year. Also had a $10 Kohl's cash from mom which saved further money. Also bought a new, non-sexy, non old-lady night gown. It was rather difficult to find.
So far today I slept until almost noon, much to the displeasure of the cat who wanted to be fed earlier than that. Then went to Starbucks for drinking and eating and writing, and then to Whole Foods. I haven't been to Whole Foods since I moved in April. I bought some mushroom medley ravioli which I like and some frozen veggies which I delude myself into thinking I will eat as well as some mushrooms. I have some onions and garlic and broccoli so perhaps I will mix some of that into my lamb stir-fry after I buy some lamb. Also got some pot-stickers and some won-ton soup and a bottle of sherry, because I also haven't had any alcohol in this place since I moved here. I like sweet desert wines. :)
The rest of today's plans include doing some hand-washing with imitation woollite. Socks and other unmentionables which I have just mentioned, lol. I'm thinking I have enough in the way of pants/skirts to get me through the week, because I really don't feel like doing laundry. Also possibly some vacuuming, some further watercolor experiments, some typing of the aforementioned pages of notebook scribbles, taking a walk, and perhaps some further domestic things.
Oh, and the library, because the book I never finished reading is now two days overdue and I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm probably never going to read it so I might as well bring it back. I might not do that until tomorrow, even though that means that I will then owe a whole .75 cents in fines. Gasp!
Speaking of paying things, I called up the electric company to see why they hadn't processed any of my payments for the last 3 months and the woman said that there was an error with my banking info and they hadn't gone through. I said, "I didn't get any notice saying that there was an error," and she said, "Oh no, we wouldn't tell you, you have to go in and look at your bill."
So apparently it goes like this: I pay the bill online, get a confirmation email, even though nothing actually processed, and then when it doesn't go through, you don't bother to tell me, so I'm supposed to go back onto the website and look at it to see that it didn't go through? Really?
I went onto the website and re-entered my banking info as suggested and almost immediately got the confirmation email. If the money hasn't actually been taken out of my account in the next few days, I'm going to write out a check and mail it in the old-fashioned way, and then I'm going to find an email address so I can complain because I feel that if there's an error with my payment not processing I should be told about it so I don't go on thinking that I'm in good standing when I'm not.
Am I wrong? Is this unreasonable?
I also know that there's nothing wrong with my banking info because when I re-entered it, it was exactly the same as it had been already entered. And I also know that there's not an issue with my bank because I paid my first car payment in exactly the same method and that money was deducted within 24 hours. So, in short, what the crap, power company?!!
Sigh. Deep breaths.
Okay, that's enough babbling for today. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend. I'm off to do something semi-productive, maybe.