Saturday, January 28, 2023 :::

ice cream update:
 

jasmine green tea - xcj - it's actually fucking amazing and will def be ordering more.
it's much sweeter than I wanted initially but it really grew on me. the floral jasmine and hint of bitter green tea with milky undertones.
yum~

apple cinnamon - heb creamy creations - it's pretty good. seems only mediocre compared to the jasmine green tea but it is quite good. the best is when you get ice cream, apples, and pastry in the same bite

unrelated:
the litter robot arrived today. hope it lives up to the hype.

::: posted by tinafish at 6:42 PM :::


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 :::

b'ellana of house murder mittens
 

 so the bf and I go out for dinner a couple of tuesdays ago and as we leave the restaurant this little black kitten comes up to us.
very friendly, just rubbing on us and follows us to the car and even jumps into the car with us.

after some back and forth we decide to bring the kitten home and make some posts on nextdoor and facebook.

one of the guys at the office says one of the girls is looking for a kitten so I send her a pic and she shows her husband and they are good to take the kitten.

of course I'm sad to see the kitten go - she's my dream kitten.
super affectionate and a total purr bot.

the monday we were handing the cat of the bf was off for the holiday..
brings kitten up to the office..
find out she has worms (couple of folks have a veterinary background)..
and that chick wants to make kitten an indoor/outdoor cat.

stomp the brakes there, she's the sweetest thing and def not an outside cat.

talk things over with the bf.
he says we can keep her if she's ~my~ cat.
fun.

so now I have a cat.
and have spent a fuckton of money this month buying an automatic litter box, automatic feeder, cat fountain, and another kitty heating pad.

she's an older kitten - 5 months according to the vet.
her feeder and water fountain arrived today, litter box should be here on thurs, heating pad on fri...

we're keeping segregated for now until she gets fixed and declawed.
feel bad leaving her by herself for such long portions of the day but she'd fuck up the other cats.
and torts hates her.

but she's my dream cat.
would've waited 10 years before another cat but I couldn't let this little kitty be outside and get run over or something.
it's gonna be a big adjustment for all of us.

::: posted by tinafish at 5:03 PM :::


Sunday, January 22, 2023 :::

ice cream update:
 

salted caramel brownie (topped) - ben & jerry’s - it’s actually super decadent without being overly sweet like the last one.
would def buy this again

::: posted by tinafish at 4:41 AM :::


Saturday, January 21, 2023 :::

ice cream update:
 

strawberry topped tarts - ben & jerry's - it tastes like a cold pop tart. wild.

also, I have a cat. 

::: posted by tinafish at 12:52 AM :::


Saturday, January 14, 2023 :::

shatner came to town!
 

went to see shatner live last night!
watched wrath of khan and then he talked for a bit over an hour
even touched on how he felt in space

::: posted by tinafish at 1:28 PM :::


Thursday, January 05, 2023 :::

updates, lotsa updates
 

so!
I bought an elliptical! the bf has got it mostly set up so will prolly give it a whirl tomorrow or over the weekend.

not just because we're gluttons, but because I wanna be more active as I get older.
trying to walk 3 miles a day so I usually spend just over an hour on the treadmill each morning.
plus, it helps with the anxiety.

but, we are gluttons.
for new year's the bf ordered 7 (SEVEN!) party trays for just the two of us to graze all weekend.
luckily they didn't have one of them, so we ~only~ wound up with six.
a finger sandwich tray, a croissant sandwich tray, and pinwheel wrap tray, a fruit tray, a vegetable tray, and a cheese tray (they didn't have the meat tray to go with it).
we watched the star trek movies and ate the shit outta those party trays.

I got super trashed up at the office on friday.
black out drunk tbh.
last thing I recall was chatting with a couple of the girls and then I woke up in bed.
need to find out if I was being obnoxious but the bf was trashed too (though no quite as bad as me) and the other folks that were there have been out on vacation or sick.
fun fun.

but!
don't think I mentioned this. the bf made the feast of seven fishes for christmas.
not all at once, thank goodness, but spread out over christmas weekend.
it was all super delicious and after such an extravagant effort I don't fault him one bit for choosing party trays for new year's, lol!

the office christmas parties went well. didn't get super drunk or anything though I did get home from the gift exchange party much later than the bf anticipated.
lots of fun, though. and as I mentioned, I won the ugly christmas sweater contest.
also got an achievement award from the bosses. it's nice to feel appreciated.

and on that bombshell, I better start my workday already.

::: posted by tinafish at 8:01 AM :::


Saturday, December 17, 2022 :::

ugly christmas sweater
 

 I won the ugly christmas sweater contest at the office, y'all!



::: posted by tinafish at 11:36 PM :::


Tuesday, December 13, 2022 :::

ice cream update:
 

I went on an ice cream buying binge and now I've gotta eat it all. and also remember not to buy some of these again.

  •  netflix & chill'd - ben & jerry's - it's ok
  • peanut butter pretzel & marshmallow ice cream - heb creamy creations - it's ok
  • gingerbread cookie dough - heb creamy creations - did not like the cookie dough at all. gave it away.
  • banana nut - heb creamy creations - terrible. threw it out.
more coming...


oh! also - I got a new chair yesterday! it’s great!

::: posted by tinafish at 5:19 PM :::


Thursday, November 24, 2022 :::

silent spi
 

 the beach is so creepy right now 


::: posted by tinafish at 9:20 PM :::


Sunday, November 20, 2022 :::

fan-fucking-tastic
 

our water heater has been kinda broken for years now.
the water heater itself has a little circuit breaker built into it and that gets tripped sometimes. seems it happens most often when it's cold. and it'll be fine for months then trip a couple of times a day sometimes (not often).
the bf found that we could replace some shit in the water heater and we maybe wouldn't need to buy a new one.
so he tries to do that on friday evening and now not only is the water heater clogged (never did get it to fully drain) but the intake pipe is leaking.
we called a plumber yesterday but they didn't have anyone available and said they'd be out today between 16 and 18.
not here yet.

so I just haven't had a shower since friday morning.
we'll prolly rent a hotel room tonight if it's not fixed since the bf has work tomorrow and has to go into the office.

in other news, that beam stuff has helped immensely.
doesn't really make me sleepy but it has helped SO MUCH with the anxiety.
so I can actually fall asleep instead of simmer in existential dread.

oh also, I had the best fucking meal simple earlier today!
Pork Medallions with Apple Herb Butter, Butternut Squash & Apple Blend & Pecan Praline
if you get the chance, you should def try it. I already put another in my cart lol.

::: posted by tinafish at 5:53 PM :::


Tuesday, November 15, 2022 :::

qq why???
 

took the day off for the mistborn 7 release.... qq


::: posted by tinafish at 3:15 PM :::


Wednesday, October 26, 2022 :::

life goes on
 

the bf and I were working at the same company for a couple of years, and for the last year or so his office had been right across the hall from mine.
we worked fairly closely and also got to shoot the shit and go to lunch together, etc.

well, the bastard got a new job.
started last monday.

the new place jumped at the chance to have him (as someone who worked with him, who wouldn't?)
had to rush to get my truck sorted (heat in particular, but lots of shit was wrong)
and now just all day I don't get to see him.
honestly, I miss him more as an engineer than as my SO. like I'm always telling him, "good help is hard to find."

in other news, school is progressing.
I just bought (as in about 3 mins ago) a new laptop - an m2 macbook air.
since we don't have lunch together anymore I've been using my lunch hour on schoolwork.
fixing to also buy a set of the nreal glasses to really get to "spread out" schoolwork at work.
the boss even got me a fancy L-desk for more room (unrelated to the schoolwork/laptop just this nice desk was sitting unused in another office)

I'm excited about getting schoolwork done in the mornings and at lunch - I've been reading textbooks during my hour on the treadmill in the mornings.

oh.
sleep.
still having trouble.
earlier this week I ordered some beam sleep powder that should be arriving... oh nice - tomorrow.
I wanna test it out on a friday and saturday before using it on a work night.
here's hoping it helps.
honestly, I don't even care if it's a placebo if I could regain my superpower.

::: posted by tinafish at 6:41 PM :::