Closet tamed, tube amp acquired, banana plugs for speaker wires affixed. Just need another table. God it sounds great.
Drove halfway across the country and back in a giant Recreational Vehicle, with my other and two kids under 7, and the relationship(s) is(are) stronger for it.
My college roommate taught me all the calculus I remember, in 10 minutes. I took 2 semesters of it, and I remember only his cram session all these years later, which allowed me to pass all exams and get by. He was a good teacher (wish he’d been a kinder person!).
Before my husband and I decided to get married, we went to Europe for two weeks. I recommend that all people in budding relationships travel somewhere unfamiliar on a restricted budget. You really get to know the other person very quickly.
(eta about budget)
about budget, but also about how they react to stress & uncertainty.
Exactly. Not that we were rich (I was making minimum wage, but I had been working two jobs), but it could be easier to break out a credit card than to stay on budget. We decided to never use a CC unless it was due to a health emergency or a lost tickets/traveler’s checks scenario (when traveler’s checks were still king).
I’d suggest bringing a sibling along, but YMMV on that one. She was definitely the stressor on our trip.
My dog Danny and I just got back from the veterinarian’s after his 6-week post-operation check-up (bilateral perineal hernia repair and neutering.) Yeah, it’s been more like seven-and-a-half weeks, but the place was busy. And… everything’s great. The doc feels he’s made a full recovery. I finally feel like we can declare victory!
You know, I was just rereading the Fuck Today yesterday (thanks, @OtherMichael) and I was wondering about that little guy.
Way to go, Danny!
I thought I’d be able to post this a couple of weeks ago, but one of my instructors took a while to post grades. Two summer courses (business law and Java), two A’s. BOOM.
After a long time I took my bike for a ride today.
I am a volunteer docent, and I’m pretty proud of my public speaking voice. Today one of the other volunteers happened to catch part of one of my talks in a museum gallery that is … acoustically difficult. I’m a natural projector (I’m loud as fuck) but I actually have to make an effort in that gallery because it’s a huge space with a very high ceiling and a weird layout.
He said he could hear me from the balcony that runs along one edge of the gallery. I had no idea I was reaching that far and I’m delighted. Sometimes people overlook my talk from the balcony and they can actually hear me!
Quick question, this may be bone headed, but that’s why I ask a non judgmental audience.
When buying surprise flowers for an SO or close friend, how much should I think about logistics? For example, if I present a bouquet of star gazers, is it annoying that I gave someone a job or is it nice that I got them their favorite flower? If I know for certain it will take two hours to stash a token of affection, what should I do?
I know that amp. I like especially the “Stereo headset zoom function”.
This weekend is fucking magical. Fucking. Magical.
Being a nice, kind, caring person isn’t always easy. Listening, and treating others with respect isn’t always easy. But when all that kindness comes back… It is grace and beauty.
Indeed. And if you in real life manage to be that kind giving person. Wow.
Bought black genuine leather dress pants, made in Italy for the Calvin Klein label, in excellent condition, for under $20 at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store on Saturday. They are powerful incentive for maintaining my current waist measurement.
I still have work to do, but the bones of my decorations are coming together.
- Edison bulbs
- Tube amp
- Fresh cut flowers and herbs
- A bowel of figs, basil, and orchids (not pictured)
- Modern Japanese tea pot
All laundry and dry cleaning is done. I talked to my mother for 33 minutes. I wrote two letters. I’m fuckin’ house broken, and proud of it.
I dare you to ask me to name every flower I picked.
Thank you for not including your bowel in the picture, however full of figs and basil it may be.
(Teasing aside, the room looks great.)