Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Okay, first and most important, many thanks to Laura, who sent a fine donation for the kitties of Little Mews!
Laura, your gift is very much appreciated. I'm sorry I'm not better at sign-making. :)
Now, some random:
I finally, FINALLY got around to canceling my Netflix account the other day. I was on the DVD plan, and seeing as how the last time I sat down and watched an entire movie was ... a long, looooong time ago, it was time to pull the plug. Phew. (and no, I'm not saying that I'm *better* than anyone else by not watching movies. Lord knows I watch enough crap TV. I just do not have the time OR the attention span to sit still for two hours these days. *sigh*)
and OH MY GOD CRAP TV YOU GUYS! AMAZING RACE! LAST WEEK! I thought the Green Team was finally gonna bite it, and I was CHEERING for that other girl to GET THAT DAMN FISH DAMN YOU! GOOOOOOOO! And then Green Team guy started to CRY, and I was kind of GLAD because he's sort of jerk-ish, but then I felt BAD for feeling GLAD because he really IS a student of the game, and ... yeah, can you tell I get way too invested in this stuff?
I managed to put the outside lights up without incident over the weekend. Yay! A friend and I have decided to become "peril pals" on facebook; if one of us is about to do something potentially life-threatening (which, for me, includes anything at all involving a ladder, ha), we PM the other before we start and once we finish. If one of us gets the FIRST message and not the SECOND, well, it's time sound the alarm. Hopefully it'll never be necessary.
I actually almost said screw it with the lights this year and bought one of those star-shooter things. But I wasn't sure how bright the lights from that would actually be, and I didn't want to cough up forty bucks for something I wasn't happy with. The main problem with my regular lights, which I lay along the garden edging out front, is that if we get a year with a lot of snow (LIKE LAST YEAR I'M LOOKING AT YOU, YOU MISERABLE, ENDLESS WINTER), I'm out there digging the lights out a few times a week and it's a pain in the butt. So I dunno; maybe next year I'll try the star-shooter. Does anybody you know have one? Do they like it?
I never realized how many people around here are actually from Jersey until I started doing the events at the Tractor Supply nearest to the rescue. I swear, every other person is a Jersey transplant. Most of them came up here after they retired. When *I* retire, I ain't sticking around here, I'll tell you what. I'm heading SOUTH.
I was pawing through a bathroom cabinet this morning, looking for ... something, I forget what, and I found SEVERAL make-up items that I never use. Some old hair gel, a half-full tube of foundation that I didn't like, and some old eye make-up. And I actually had a hard time throwing it out! I have to watch myself, there ... evidently the hoarding instinct is strong in me. Anybody else have a hard time chucking stuff that they *might* use some day?
I've discovered a great website for cheap me: Gasbuddy.com. You just type in your address, and it gives you the gas prices at nearby stations. The stations around here can be as much as twelve cents a gallon apart, so it's nice to know who's got the cheap stuff.
So that's it! My random for today. Got any random yourself?