February 20th, 2005

Manga-style me

Clarification on the previous post, running errands and new (wigger) neighbors.

Apparently my problem stems from thinking negatively, which would explain why many of the responses to my previous post were that I'm not perceived as negative.

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After moving past that, we had a very nice time running errands afterward. We now have pop-up hampers for everyone, Laurel showed us how she can run in heels (a pair of sparkly dress-up shoes), and we hit Blockbuster for movies to watch this week. I think it's time to get a Movie Pass with them and a 3-at-a-time NetFlix subscription so I can see more movies I'm interested in since I've gone through most of what I'm interested in at our closest two stores.

In other news, the nighttime/weekend noise here is about to get interesting -- the previously empty apartment across from our downstairs neighbors is now occupied by a couple that started playing thumping music around 1130 this morning (stuff that sounds like "me and my homies gonna roll and get some booty") and just switched to some whiny-quasi-rock stuff. In case they weren't winning our hearts and minds, they also have a Rottweiler they let run around outside off-leash. Now our downstairs neighbors are playing their craptastic bass in response and I'm cheering for them for two reasons: their music is less annoying and they don't have a behemoth of a dog.

Can't sleep, clowns will eat me^w^w take me out to eat and a note on chopsticks.

My sister just called to report they're on I-35E, roughly a half hour away from us. (My folks and sisters were in Austin over the weekend for Twist & Shout and planned in a night to visit us.) Vogon made a mad dash for the shower, I'm about to get Laurel dressed and go in search of a slightly more seasonally appropriate top than the strappy camisole I'm wearing right now (it's 78 inside)... and in the next hour or so, Vogon is going to meet my parents. Whee.

On an unrelated note, I want to stock up on Fun Chop chopstick helpers after we got oner with Laurel's kids meal at Pei Wei last week and she's been using chopsticks incredibly well since -- she's been eating edamame today like nothing, blowing away how much better I'm handling a pair since starting to use a stainless steel pair from a set we bought earlier this month.