Recently I had a really upsetting, disorienting, unexpectedly vicious e-mail from my roommate. I was upset, then later that night that fanfic I'm super excited about (see http://friendfeed.com/lostlo...) was updated with a new chapter. And that chapter... was dedicated... to ME! She dedicates them to fans. It's embarrassing just how excited I was. Am!
Over the last week, the biggest consequence of unemployment has been massive quantities of delicious treats. I'm actually starting to gain weight, which I think requires a minimum of 5,000 calories per day. In fact, guess who has browned butter cream cheese chocolate chip cookies in the oven right now?
I beat my husband at chess for the first time ever! My king offered amnesty & their freedom to his pawns in exchange for their peaceful surrender. Most of them accepted, and boy his king did not see that coming.
Last night we had our first event (for our new catering company), a Winter Harvest Supper. The production went quite well, and the food was amazing. Unfortunately, turnout was very poor; we probably lost $600. So I guess we'll get back on the horse, and hopefully learn something about marketing? We're not quitting, at least not yet...
Lo's Sure-Fire Technique to protect yourself from uncomfortable/boring/infuriating discussions about politics: As soon as you realize political talk has commenced, immediately drop everything you're holding and start passionately kissing the speaker. If speaker is not present (tv, radio) go for the nearest person. Giggity!
My dream of many years seems to be coming true. My good friend from work is starting a catering business on the side, and I'm one of the four people getting it off the ground. I've wanted to help someone create a small, successful business for the at least a decade. If you've opened a business, tell me whatever you wish someone had told you! :D
Yesterday we went canoeing on the Wisconsin River, in supposedly the best conditions all year. The leaves just started changing. Then we went to the closing night of Radiolab's live show "In the Dark" where we sat in the third row and I wept with joy. Best day of the year!
Today I get to use "Lady Gaga" and "heartwarming" in the same sentence. WOW! ‘Bulimia and Anorexia Since I Was 15’: Lady Gaga Responds to ‘Fat’ Headlines With Half-Naked Pics and a Confession - http://jezebel.com/5946233...
So if there were a button you could press, and it would undo all of civilization -- not actually hurt anyone, but just rewind back to the stone age, or maybe change the crucial moment that man began agriculture -- would you do it? Consider it? Would anything change your answer, like global warming getting much worse?
Highlight from today's video chat with my therapist: "You know, ten minutes ago I was telling my colleague that I never hear anything new anymore. But a young lady who wants to be a train hobo? Now that's a first. And from what I remember of you, I have to say it makes sense."
Has anyone heard of this? You set a monthly food budget for yourself/your household. Each month, you do your best to "recycle" food and eat food that would otherwise go to waste. The difference between your budget & what you spend, you donate to charities that feed other people. Is there a name for that, or something like it?