Thursday, July 28, 2005

Yet Another Piercing

Well, I did it. I finally got my nose pierced. It was actually tougher than when I had my tragus re-pierced through scar tissue, which surprised me. The piercer said I had the toughest nose he's encountered in twenty years of piercing. He really had to push to get the needle through.

I like it a lot, although I'm still getting used to the fact that I have a piercing on my FACE. I just hope it heals well. Because of work I had to go with a screw (stud) instead of the usual CBR (hoop), so it's harder to clean and has a bigger chance of falling out.

I still have antibacterial soap and bactine from my last piercing. Now I just need to stock up on those small round bandaids to keep it from flying out during Tae Kwon Do. (And maybe salt for saltwater soaks if it acts up.)

Next on my list? My tattoo of a melting pocket watch from Dali's "Persistance of Memory" melting down my shoulder onto my arm. (Which, considering the bonyness of my shoulder will suck mightily. Luckily this particular tattoo-to-be means so much to me that it will be worth it.)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Fuck You, Terrorists

Item 1: Fuck you, London Bombers. I hope that this was indeed a police sting as has been suggested and your asses go to jail. At least the one guy in the hospital.

Item 2: Work and Tae Kwon Do have been crazy busy, hence the lack of updates. Sorry!

Item 3: My Tae Kwon Do instructor actually seems to like me lately. He's very obvious in who his favorites are. I haven't quite made it to that list, but have seemed to make it off the dislike list. Even someone else mentioned it. I think it's because he can see how much I want this black belt. At least that's my guess. Eye of the Tiger, baby.

Friday, July 15, 2005


The evil neighbors (who, in addition to the pot usage mentioned before, have parties with at least ten people nearly every night.) are moving out!!!

I received a call from the management, who first apologized for their behavior and said that other people have complained about them. She said that they were "encouraged" (Hee!) to not renew and will be moving out on 8/31.

As long as the Replacement Neighbors are more the standard for people who live here, I will stay until I find a place to buy, because I absolutely love it here.


Addictive and Cool Program

Okay, Google Earth is the coolest thing. It's basically a satellite-image program that lets you zoom in on any location. You can also plot a "To" and "From" trip and it will show you what the ride looks like. It's not live images (all images are three years or less), but it is still lots of fun.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Best Marketing Department Evah

Okay, first the Glen commercial with Survivor, now the Hank commercial with the football song (I forget the actual name)? I hate cold coffee of any type, but will immediately have to start downing Doubleshot Expressos just on principle.

Here's your link, Starbucks. You've earned it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Tyring to Post More Often

I've really been slacking in the blog department, but there's not really much new going on this past month. I'm still transitioning to working from home, I'm still training two hours a night for my Black Belt test and my neighbors are still obnoxious. It's amazing how much grownup life stays the same.

Just ordered some new t-shirts from Glarkware. (Soviet Russia and Chairman Meow.) I'd work at home nude instead of stocking up on t-shirts, but the cats keep laughing at my lack of fur.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Too Much of a Good Thing

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful, so I decided to walk over to the beach. Despite only being there for about 3 1/2 hours and wearing SPF 10 I managed to get myself a nice case of sun poisoning. Aside from sporting the "White bikini with red skin" look, I have nausea and chills. Much fun. The funny part is that I had to work from home today because aside from not feeling well, I couldn't figure out a work-appropriate outfit that didn't require a bra.

I spoke with management about the Evil Neighbors Next Door on Thursday. They said to call the concierge next time they're too loud or smoking pot. I was pissed at first but then realized that even if they WANT to kick these guys out, they can't evict without documented proof. Aside from a party on Saturday (Over by 1, so I let it go), they've been quiet, so we'll see what happens.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Fourth!

Just spent the weekend in upstate New York. I took the bus up to Vermont and rode the rest of the way with VeggieSis. It was great visiting with MomTook and Geritol, not to mention CrazySis and Poopsalot.

MomTook, VeggieSis and I went hiking in the Adirondacks on Sunday. It ended up being about eight miles in total, up and down two peaks. Here's a pic of the impressive view.

Now I'm back in Quincy watching the Boston Pops on TV and some local fireworks I can see from my balcony. The Pops just finished, so the big fireworks show is up next. I envy my neighbors on the higher floors that will be able to see them.