Thursday, August 30, 2007 :::

shame our pos fence didn't go up in flames

so there was a fire out front earlier. they've been re-roofing our building and it would seem the tar truck caught fire.
and it was parked right in front of our neighbor's front door. fun times.
maintenance has been in and out all morning because the roofers broke a pipe involved in our air conditioning... and then the fire... and then maintenance needed back in for whatever reason.

and. I found the perfect job.
I applied.
I won't get it, but at least I won't regret not even trying.
it's a library assistant job. I have no degree, much less a degree in a related field... but gawd I'd love that job.

::: posted by tinafish at 12:06 PM :::

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 :::


happy birthday to me :D
luby's was awesome!
and now it's nappy time, since I spent a while talking to BoB last night (I totally blame our poor arena ratings on him working me into a fit)... gotta love our birthdays, eh?

::: posted by tinafish at 8:01 PM :::

Friday, August 24, 2007 :::

best boyfriend ever award, again

he also got me book 3 of the vulcan's soul trilogy. which happens to be the book he showed up with that night I mentioned in my other post.
aaaaand he got me this!
I'm seriously pretty stoked, and coupled with me finding my book light, I think I'll be getting a little less sleep.

did I mention we have cable now? the other night I stayed up watching a plethora of infomercials. ^_^

also, we have discovered the glory that is golden corral.
he can have pizza and burgers while I can have brussel sprouts and banana pudding.
I hadn't been in years, but we've gone a couple of times in the last two weeks.
the food is surprisingly good, and they've got mountain dew!

::: posted by tinafish at 11:01 AM :::

Thursday, August 23, 2007 :::

on the wind and rain a strange new perfume blows

I can't decide how I feel about bookswim.
gross @ used books (when it comes to books I'm not quite as bad as I am about socks... but it's getting pretty close, nowadays), but awesome @ it being online.

last night I went to see stardust, and I loved it.
I'm still washing dishes, and I think maybe I will see about buying a washer/dryer since one from the complex won't be available 'till the first, and I need one anyway.

the funeral was nice. got to see a load of family I haven't seen in years, and they were all surprisingly civil.
I feel bad for my dad, but he seems to be taking it all right.
he's going to dallas to hang out with my brother for a while, then probably to the valley.

and speaking of trips - my sis and I are thinking about heading to abilene on my birthday to have luby's for lunch.
even though last time I had luby's I got sick, I still love that place.

::: posted by tinafish at 10:33 AM :::

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 :::

best boyfriend ever award

he got me data & geordi and daniel jackson figurines for my birthday.
it's a couple of weeks early, but I still dunno what to say.
I think I was still doubting his "I love you"s, but at this point...
I don't think I've ever dated someone who got me something I liked for my bday.
I mean, my david got me season 1 of andromeda for christmas, but I really expected it since I'd been spouting off about it a few days before... roger got me a model enterprise for christmas, but we weren't dating... luke got me that bear in the star trek uniform just because, and rob always gets me assorted little star trek things, but this is different. budd just remembered that I have a crush on daniel jackson! and while my love for star trek is not exactly a secret, he chose these because of their similarity to others I already have. think the closest gift ever is the time nicc got me the sequel to the once and future king, but he was more of a best friend than anything else.
I dunno... I just keep thinking about that time I said "how can I just walk away from a guy who knows he'll get farther with the latest star trek book than with a dozen roses?"
he's the greatest, ya'll

::: posted by tinafish at 4:30 PM :::

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 :::

I spoke too soon

not only did I break another nail, but I also ruined my favorite tshirt and sweats.
so no more let's make sandwiches for me. the sweats are replaceable easy enough, but the shirt is no longer made.

and on a somber note, one of my aunts passed away.
my dad's little sister, and it's kinda making me realize exactly how not-young he is.
he takes really good care of himself, so it's hard to remember how long he's been around.
at least I'll get to see some family I haven't seen in years.

::: posted by tinafish at 10:21 AM :::

Monday, August 13, 2007 :::

... still whimpering :(

I've survived moving relatively unscathed; all that's left is our food & to clean up the old apt.
all I've suffered are bruises on the backs of both my hands, 2 broken nails, and various sore muscles.
budd's taking it a lot worse, but to be fair he's got more big things than I do (and I just remembered we haven't moved his computer desk). his monitor alone is heavier than my imac (both of them, actually. not combined, though) and a lot less convenient to carry.
he's been really wonderful this whole time, especially considering both our tempers are wearing thin because of how different we do things (he wanted to get up absurdly early to move things every day, while I wanted to wait 'till sundown before even getting started) and because we're both all sore and achy.

he said something a few days ago about how he likes the new place better, because it's a place we picked together and we'll really be living together (instead of me never really unpacking). it was the sweetest thing, and I'm ashamed to say I was suddenly imagining white picket fences & 2.3 kids. needless to say that imagining sent me into a flurry of worrying about how I was going to screw things up this time... if I really even want kids (besides for punting, of course), if I want kids with him, blah blah blah. he tells me I worry too much, and most of the time I disagree.
this time... I think he's right.

::: posted by tinafish at 2:58 AM :::

Saturday, August 11, 2007 :::

"I want to promote his page"

::: posted by tinafish at 7:14 PM :::

Friday, August 10, 2007 :::


I am so incredibly sore.
the place we're moving into is a townhome... both bedrooms are upstairs. it's horrible.
moving is awful.
I told budd that we're staying here indefinitely, and that if we split up he's the one who has to move out.

the place itself is... not all we'd hoped for.
I could list off about 20 things that I don't like about it, the two biggest being the bad tape & float job and the condition of the carpet. budd seems to take most issue with our vintage microwave, stove, and fridge (I'm convinced they're from the '80s. kinda cute, imo, and they seem to work well enough).
I'm sure we'll like it well enough once we get all moved in, but for now I think we can both admit we wouldn't have taken this place if we'd seen it first.
oh well. assigned parking rocks, and it's cheaper & bigger than our old place.

::: posted by tinafish at 3:24 PM :::

Monday, August 06, 2007 :::


well, wednesday is our move in date and I did a grand total of NO packing today. yikes.
I'm sure I'll be a flurry tomorrow (read: no napping), but I think I have an advantage in not having unpacked yet.

friday night me, sarah, tooter, gizmo, and chino went to the ph as a going away party.
budd was there too, but he was skipping shots so I don't think he counts. in his defense, though, he did get me home safely.
sarah also got her hair cut friday afternoon, and it looks awesome. made me wanna cut my hair... only... it's still longer than my hair is.

saturday we did that bmw breast cancer thing... really all I walked away with is a bit of appreciation for sirius and their all-elvis station ^_^

aaaand... my toilet got fixed today.
maintenace guy came 'round right at 1630.
that's all I've got to report, folks.

::: posted by tinafish at 11:58 PM :::