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Dec. 10th, 2009

It's 13 degrees outside, woo! Day... three or four or whatever of ARTIC SNAP 09. Zero moisture in the air, which means no snow. I've been on vaca since Saturday, so I haven't really had to go out in it. I love it, for the most part, especially since there's no icky snow to walk to work in.

My poor computer is getting old and grumpy, but like most long-owned clunkers, I know little things here and there that I can do to make it work, i.e. if it won't start all the way, I can remove the usb receiver for my wireless mouse and try again - ta da! If the tower is clicking alarmingly, I can turn it off, pull the plug out of the back, plug it in reeeeal good, and start it again - problem solved! (Yes, yes, I hear that the clicking just may be my power supply that is dying, but I'm in great denial about this.) I had originally thought of using my tax return to get one (now with Windows 7!), but I think I shall use it for other things. I have two thingies in the burner, you see. I don't want to talk about them so as to not jinx myself, but both, sadly, need money to do.

Thank you, snonsumr, for my first Christmas card! I think I still have boxes upon boxes of cards stuffed in crannies here and there, but am too lazy to get around to decluttering my life to find the durn things. (... oh yes, I need some serious decluttering.... oh, yes.)

Because you care oh so much about the status of my super dry skin, I finally got things back to normal by getting a moisturizer (instead of a "lotion") and ... it's quite amazing how much better it works when you put it on IMMEDIATELY after your shower (like within 2 or 3 min) instead of like twenty minutes after your shower. That is my secret for joo.

It occurred to me the other day that we're at the end of another year, which is great cause to go back over the events of the last year and to see how far we've come. Let's see.... this time last year, I was Ops Sup at the Van Plaz OMX, a pedestrian, hanging out with mainly my roommates and Lori, living in a townhome.... holy crap. NOTHING has changed in the last year. Well, yes, Lori and I are closer friends now. And yes, there was one MASSIVE MAJOR EVENT this year, which was the whole mother illness... other than that? Nothing is different.

That, to me, is sort of terrifying. I racked my brain to try to find something -anything- to be able to add to my list. Wisdom teeth removal? Nope, that was last year. Change of upper staff at work? Nope, management is exactly the same. I think I put on like 10 lbs, sadly (which VERY much needs to change...), but other than that.... I got a haircut in January? Getting my paladin to 65 isn't REALLY an accomplishment.

Everyone in the house is sick. .... okay, Jessie and I are sick. We both have massively snotty head colds, though Jess seems to have gotten the brunt of it. Alka-Seltzer Cold, I am in love with your magical abilities once again.

Hows things with yous? I miss you all!

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marjun
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Getting my paladin to 65 isn't REALLY an accomplishment

Why not? Are you proud of it? Then it is.
aubkabob
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I think it's more a symbol of how much I haven't accomplished in real life, really. Sure, I have fun playing her, but what's the point? ;)
cunningbunny
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I don't ever want to hear you say that about a video game again. It makes me sad inside. :-(

But I think I've already properly established that I don't have a "real life."
aubkabob
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
LOL - I'm generally proud of my video game lovingness, I just need to step away from it every once in awhile to do other things... which seems to be ever increasingly difficult for me.
i_beckygardens
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
this is why I tend to shy away from introspection and life inventories, ignorance is bliss:)
aubkabob
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oooh, good point. I shall have to try that! I was just thinking I could add that Dad had a stroke, but again, that's more of other people's major events that impacted me.
greenminions
Dec. 10th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I've missed you. Can't wait to hear what you are doing w/ your money.
aubkabob
Dec. 10th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
LOL nothing that I should be at the moment. So very easy when I'm hungry to just snarf something that I spend too much money on, etc. Also stressed about the holiday, though I'm trying to budget for one present each for the four people I'm buying for.

Though I know that you meant in the long run for the Two Big Things.
baryon
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I have never been in 13 degree weather. Not even when I went skiing.

You still have 21 days until the end of the year to do something worthy of adding to the list.
aubkabob
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
I have never driven in snow. Being born in Iowa, I've spent a few "real" winters here and there, especially the one I spent in St. Paul,MN, where it was -16 at 9 pm. I miss the sensation of my hair freezing, as I've almost never used a hair dryer and would wash my hair in the morning and run outside almost immediately afterward.

Also funny that I've acclimated to the weather here in that I can be outside in 40 degree weather without a coat just fine, but fuhREEZE inside if it's even remotely cool.
view_from_here
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
I AM COLD
aubkabob
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
I'm sure our electric bill will be atrocious next month. I have two pairs of socks on, a thick turtle neck, and am wrapped in a blanket with a space heater next to me and the house heat up as well.
view_from_here
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
We use the wood stove only. :D So yay for no astronomical electric bills!
aubkabob
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
I fear fire. One January, I visited my step dad and his wife in southern Missouri where they had a trailer with a wood stove. I was terrified to start that thing, so would generally just suffer in teen degree weather.
view_from_here
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
I loooooove making fires! I'm a regular ole mountain girl.
aubkabob
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
I love the SMELL of fires, but they still terrify me.
view_from_here
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
sad!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 11th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
I miss you.
bigstusexy
Dec. 11th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
i am not a moose!
coupesetique
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
I *heart* you and your updates. :-) Sorry you're sick, though.

What type of moisturizer did you buy? I need a recommend.

aubkabob
Dec. 14th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
I got one by St. Ives with cocoa or shea butter.. can't remember which. (It's all the way upstairs or I would go look!) It has some sorta "butter" in it and says it's good for itchy skin. What sucks is that if I miss a day or an application, it comes back with a vengeance and it takes days to get rid of again. I also think my work pants have something to do with it.
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