ironymaiden: (bitch)
I have a comically common name. My dentist's office has two of us. Between that and a retirement and remodel, our records are muddled.

Twice now I've gotten up early for a cleaning appointment, to be turned away. (I should feel glad, I guess. My doppelganger needs implants.) I really don't want to find a new dentist office, but they have one strike left.
ironymaiden: (bus)
I love the bus model with the blue interior and the single seats beside the
handy shelf over the wheel. Besides the copcetic seat, they have the best
interior lighting.

Do you have a favorite transit seat?

suck it

Jul. 7th, 2010 02:17 pm
ironymaiden: (fruity oaty bar!)
that mysterious plastic smell at [livejournal.com profile] mimerki's birthday party was our hassock fan. (it's gone now, but it was at least 15 and more likely 20 years old, so it had a good run.)

we bought a new fan last night. i bet there won't be any left on the shelves today.

suck it

Jul. 7th, 2010 02:17 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
that mysterious plastic smell at [livejournal.com profile] mimerki's birthday party was our hassock fan. (it's gone now, but it was at least 15 and more likely 20 years old, so it had a good run.)

we bought a new fan last night. i bet there won't be any left on the shelves today.
ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
i am listening to a recording of the Mike Doughty show i attended on Friday - which i purchased from the artist before i left the building.

i love living in the future.
ironymaiden: (Default)
i am listening to a recording of the Mike Doughty show i attended on Friday - which i purchased from the artist before i left the building.

i love living in the future.
ironymaiden: (rich zoe)
i remoted in to work yesterday afternoon so that this morning i could be drinking this perfect latte, listening to the Cure, and watching the rain patter down outside. the coffee shop is pretty empty, therefore C and i need not feel guilty about spreading over a four-top.
ironymaiden: (Default)
i remoted in to work yesterday afternoon so that this morning i could be drinking this perfect latte, listening to the Cure, and watching the rain patter down outside. the coffee shop is pretty empty, therefore C and i need not feel guilty about spreading over a four-top.

<3

Sep. 29th, 2009 09:08 pm
ironymaiden: (fall)
there was a genuine downpour as i was heading home from work today. not a problem. waterproofing on coat, bag, and boots worked perfectly.

i baked winter squash with chicken-apple sausage for dinner. and then we made chocolate pudding (hot) for dessert. the heat is on, and In Search of the Trojan War is on in the background.

it's a good night.

<3

Sep. 29th, 2009 09:08 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
there was a genuine downpour as i was heading home from work today. not a problem. waterproofing on coat, bag, and boots worked perfectly.

i baked winter squash with chicken-apple sausage for dinner. and then we made chocolate pudding (hot) for dessert. the heat is on, and In Search of the Trojan War is on in the background.

it's a good night.
ironymaiden: (boid)
today is supposed to be the worst day of the year. i had the day off (thank you, Dr. King) and it's been quite pleasant. here you can see what people wanted to say to the internets on Blue Monday via [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis: page 1, page 2.

i made a macro at C's request, inspired by this.

sacrifices

made not one, but two experimental homemade light boxes this afternoon with [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina. the first one was too large for the throw of the lamps we had. i put together a second smaller one in short order. when we set the reject on the floor, Merlin moved in right away. so it counts as success all around.

C and i bought some lovely baby bok choi at the farmers' market on Sunday; tonight we made stir fry with that, Japanese eggplant, and red bell peppers in curry coconut sauce. i think this is the first time i have seen C devour a bowl of only vegetables and ask for more. he also happily ate baked acorn squash for lunch today and asked if i could pick up another winter squash so we could have more. i don't know who this man is, but i'm hoping the sex is good.

i had a moment of Seattle-squee over the Chinese New Year decorations that are up at the local grocery store.

now i am trying to remember if they also had them at HT (the grocery store that replaced Larry's at Oak Tree) when we stopped by last night. i'm sorry we hadn't gone there before. it's kind of like Ranch 99 plus Russian and Mexican stuff. there's horchata in the cooler, and the packets of drink mix [livejournal.com profile] mrdorbin and [livejournal.com profile] southplains brought back, and masa, and giant tubs of lard. i need to spend more than 15 minutes there next time. (we were there because we went to see Tale of Despereaux next door. C chose it for the mousies - and it was okay. i probably enjoyed the Up preview more than the feature.)
ironymaiden: (boid)
today is supposed to be the worst day of the year. i had the day off (thank you, Dr. King) and it's been quite pleasant. here you can see what people wanted to say to the internets on Blue Monday via [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis: page 1, page 2.

i made a macro at C's request, inspired by this.

sacrifices

made not one, but two experimental homemade light boxes this afternoon with [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina. the first one was too large for the throw of the lamps we had. i put together a second smaller one in short order. when we set the reject on the floor, Merlin moved in right away. so it counts as success all around.

C and i bought some lovely baby bok choi at the farmers' market on Sunday; tonight we made stir fry with that, Japanese eggplant, and red bell peppers in curry coconut sauce. i think this is the first time i have seen C devour a bowl of only vegetables and ask for more. he also happily ate baked acorn squash for lunch today and asked if i could pick up another winter squash so we could have more. i don't know who this man is, but i'm hoping the sex is good.

i had a moment of Seattle-squee over the Chinese New Year decorations that are up at the local grocery store.

now i am trying to remember if they also had them at HT (the grocery store that replaced Larry's at Oak Tree) when we stopped by last night. i'm sorry we hadn't gone there before. it's kind of like Ranch 99 plus Russian and Mexican stuff. there's horchata in the cooler, and the packets of drink mix [livejournal.com profile] mrdorbin and [livejournal.com profile] southplains brought back, and masa, and giant tubs of lard. i need to spend more than 15 minutes there next time. (we were there because we went to see Tale of Despereaux next door. C chose it for the mousies - and it was okay. i probably enjoyed the Up preview more than the feature.)
ironymaiden: (snow)
the snow is back again. i'm inside and warm, i don't have to be anywhere tonight and it should melt off by tomorrow anyway.

C and i are the same age again, as we are for 46 weeks of every year.

the past few weeks have been pretty lovely for me, and i found myself resistant to writing about it, lest it crumble about my ears. this has been a season of unwelcome change for too many others.

thanks to their family rescheduling, we got to join [livejournal.com profile] markbourne and [livejournal.com profile] e_bourne at the Symphony. it was lovely. the seats were very close to the stage, so we could see all the faces, the pattern of the grain on the cellos, which men like to wear fancy socks. one of the bassists looks like he could be [livejournal.com profile] matt_ruff's little brother, the concertmistress wears clear plastic heels, and Ode to Joy live is pretty freaking awesome.

so, stuff i should have mentioned:
Ballard now has a stupidly named take-n-bake pizza place. i do not wish to reward cutesyness, but damn, we've tried the pizza and a couple appetizers now, and it is delicious if you like thin crispy crust. the service is excellent. they are also on Capitol Hill and in South Lake Union. sigh. it's called 'zaw.

C's beard trimmer died. as part of doing research on potential new trimmer of great happiness, i came across beards.org and Beard Board. there is a charming world of men helping other men grow and care for their beards. and it seems to be comradely and not cruise-y.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music. honestly, the attempted props were lame, and the costume contest went on too long. but seeing that film on a big screen with the lyrics provided, along with a couple thousand other musical theatre nerds (and the lovely [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina) was priceless. i discovered it only that afternoon, or i would have organized a group. next time for sure.

we have noisy Doctor Who mugs because our friends are awesome. (hopefully this next guy won't suck. i was hoping for Chiwetel Ejiofor, or at least Paterson Joseph. oh well. at least we're getting rid of RTD.)



i was streaming Outsourced as pleasant background noise. i kept catching C really watching it. because, as he says, it's sweet.
ironymaiden: (snow)
the snow is back again. i'm inside and warm, i don't have to be anywhere tonight and it should melt off by tomorrow anyway.

C and i are the same age again, as we are for 46 weeks of every year.

the past few weeks have been pretty lovely for me, and i found myself resistant to writing about it, lest it crumble about my ears. this has been a season of unwelcome change for too many others.

thanks to their family rescheduling, we got to join [livejournal.com profile] markbourne and [livejournal.com profile] e_bourne at the Symphony. it was lovely. the seats were very close to the stage, so we could see all the faces, the pattern of the grain on the cellos, which men like to wear fancy socks. one of the bassists looks like he could be [livejournal.com profile] matt_ruff's little brother, the concertmistress wears clear plastic heels, and Ode to Joy live is pretty freaking awesome.

so, stuff i should have mentioned:
Ballard now has a stupidly named take-n-bake pizza place. i do not wish to reward cutesyness, but damn, we've tried the pizza and a couple appetizers now, and it is delicious if you like thin crispy crust. the service is excellent. they are also on Capitol Hill and in South Lake Union. sigh. it's called 'zaw.

C's beard trimmer died. as part of doing research on potential new trimmer of great happiness, i came across beards.org and Beard Board. there is a charming world of men helping other men grow and care for their beards. and it seems to be comradely and not cruise-y.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music. honestly, the attempted props were lame, and the costume contest went on too long. but seeing that film on a big screen with the lyrics provided, along with a couple thousand other musical theatre nerds (and the lovely [livejournal.com profile] scarlettina) was priceless. i discovered it only that afternoon, or i would have organized a group. next time for sure.

we have noisy Doctor Who mugs because our friends are awesome. (hopefully this next guy won't suck. i was hoping for Chiwetel Ejiofor, or at least Paterson Joseph. oh well. at least we're getting rid of RTD.)



i was streaming Outsourced as pleasant background noise. i kept catching C really watching it. because, as he says, it's sweet.

snow daze

Dec. 21st, 2008 09:13 pm
ironymaiden: (snow)
last night we bundled up and walked around the neighborhood. since Matador was open we had dinner and drinks by the fire. Matador has an open fireplace with a bar curving around it; the place was hopping, but without a waitlist like a typical Saturday. there were few cars moving, but plenty of people walking with their babies bundled up like little starfish, and dogs in coats.

things were quiet again today; we were ordered to stay home from the second party of the weekend. Ballard has its priorities - C went out to get our usual Sunday morning coffee and pastry, and not only was the shop open but there were people hanging out inside.

we've had snow all day. we have at least six inches, and it keeps piling up. no wind here, just a white blanket over everything. the buildings outside are disappearing from view...which is definitely the snow and not the dark, since the white sky and the white ground are reflecting all the ambient light and making it full-moon bright out there.

we're sleeping on the futon in the living room, which stays warmer than the bedroom. we're eaten too many cookies, and made cake inna mug, and done all of kinds of useful-yet-stupid things like rearranging the office to expose more of the heater. (but of course we lost interest midway, so the bookcases in their new locations are mostly empty and there are books everywhere.)

snow daze

Dec. 21st, 2008 09:13 pm
ironymaiden: (snow)
last night we bundled up and walked around the neighborhood. since Matador was open we had dinner and drinks by the fire. Matador has an open fireplace with a bar curving around it; the place was hopping, but without a waitlist like a typical Saturday. there were few cars moving, but plenty of people walking with their babies bundled up like little starfish, and dogs in coats.

things were quiet again today; we were ordered to stay home from the second party of the weekend. Ballard has its priorities - C went out to get our usual Sunday morning coffee and pastry, and not only was the shop open but there were people hanging out inside.

we've had snow all day. we have at least six inches, and it keeps piling up. no wind here, just a white blanket over everything. the buildings outside are disappearing from view...which is definitely the snow and not the dark, since the white sky and the white ground are reflecting all the ambient light and making it full-moon bright out there.

we're sleeping on the futon in the living room, which stays warmer than the bedroom. we're eaten too many cookies, and made cake inna mug, and done all of kinds of useful-yet-stupid things like rearranging the office to expose more of the heater. (but of course we lost interest midway, so the bookcases in their new locations are mostly empty and there are books everywhere.)
ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
this weekend i watched streaming movies via Netflix/XBox live.

i also used Google street view as a visual aid to give directions to folks from out of town.
ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
this weekend i watched streaming movies via Netflix/XBox live.

i also used Google street view as a visual aid to give directions to folks from out of town.

ketchup

Nov. 3rd, 2007 09:09 am
ironymaiden: (fall)
i wish i could sleep in on the weekends. i determined that i would skip Glitter to do just that, and then popped awake at 7am anyway.

i'm pretty confused about my health...after two days of listlessness and hacking cough, i was almost bouncy through last night's Star Wars game. then cruddy again this morning until C brought me coffee. now i'm sniffly, but not broken. um, okay. maybe i'm allergic to work.

the new Blade Runner cut is satisfying. locals are encouraged to see it on the really big screen. best surprise: Darryl Hannah's acting. Pris has very few lines, but there's a great deal transmitted before and after they're spoken. (i know that part of missing this previously was having a child's understanding of the film. the rest is getting to see a dimly lit film in a clean print on a big screen instead of on a television.) also, i had forgotten that Edward James Olmos' character has blue eyes. worst addition: extra gore. it's completely unnecessary and breaks the noir sensibility of the film. i'm looking forward to the DVD set. this was the first time i was asked to fill out a before-and-after audience survey. it appeared to be feeling out interest in a wider theatrical release, plus marketing choices. (the thing they failed to cover was the fact that i am still attached to the 1982 domestic cut and care most about getting the DVD set that includes it, even if it's just the chance to really compare them. it's why i hadn't thought about buying a DVD of the film up to this point. Highlander and Aliens are the only director's cuts i've seen that completely supersede the theatrical release.)

i bought drapes for the living room and hemmed them. i made myself a fleece scoodie. (see?) i really need to make myself finish the quilt that has to be done by the end of the month.

running the vacuum before people arrived last night felt way too good, like some Stepford-style tinkering with my brain.

i started reading Blood Meridian yesterday, but had to put it down. being deep into tech writing/editing mode apparently means that my brain rejects fiction that is chock-full of sentence fragments.

Dear Internets: okay, i can deal with NaNoWriMo ad nauseam for the anticipatory second half of October and all of November and then the navel-gazing of early December, but only if we stop the NaBlahBlahMo everything else. stop the camel-case. stop the portmanteau. reading, blogging, knitting...you suck. you suck like the people who made wearing a colored ribbon meaningless. you suck like the people who turned rubber bracelets into a fashion accessory.

thanks (i think) to [livejournal.com profile] sinthrex who turned us on to Yahtzee's reviews. it's so sad when you watch even if you don't care if you have played or will ever play the game. ([livejournal.com profile] pixxelpuss, check out the one for Peggle.)

ketchup

Nov. 3rd, 2007 09:09 am
ironymaiden: (fall)
i wish i could sleep in on the weekends. i determined that i would skip Glitter to do just that, and then popped awake at 7am anyway.

i'm pretty confused about my health...after two days of listlessness and hacking cough, i was almost bouncy through last night's Star Wars game. then cruddy again this morning until C brought me coffee. now i'm sniffly, but not broken. um, okay. maybe i'm allergic to work.

the new Blade Runner cut is satisfying. locals are encouraged to see it on the really big screen. best surprise: Darryl Hannah's acting. Pris has very few lines, but there's a great deal transmitted before and after they're spoken. (i know that part of missing this previously was having a child's understanding of the film. the rest is getting to see a dimly lit film in a clean print on a big screen instead of on a television.) also, i had forgotten that Edward James Olmos' character has blue eyes. worst addition: extra gore. it's completely unnecessary and breaks the noir sensibility of the film. i'm looking forward to the DVD set. this was the first time i was asked to fill out a before-and-after audience survey. it appeared to be feeling out interest in a wider theatrical release, plus marketing choices. (the thing they failed to cover was the fact that i am still attached to the 1982 domestic cut and care most about getting the DVD set that includes it, even if it's just the chance to really compare them. it's why i hadn't thought about buying a DVD of the film up to this point. Highlander and Aliens are the only director's cuts i've seen that completely supersede the theatrical release.)

i bought drapes for the living room and hemmed them. i made myself a fleece scoodie. (see?) i really need to make myself finish the quilt that has to be done by the end of the month.

running the vacuum before people arrived last night felt way too good, like some Stepford-style tinkering with my brain.

i started reading Blood Meridian yesterday, but had to put it down. being deep into tech writing/editing mode apparently means that my brain rejects fiction that is chock-full of sentence fragments.

Dear Internets: okay, i can deal with NaNoWriMo ad nauseam for the anticipatory second half of October and all of November and then the navel-gazing of early December, but only if we stop the NaBlahBlahMo everything else. stop the camel-case. stop the portmanteau. reading, blogging, knitting...you suck. you suck like the people who made wearing a colored ribbon meaningless. you suck like the people who turned rubber bracelets into a fashion accessory.

thanks (i think) to [livejournal.com profile] sinthrex who turned us on to Yahtzee's reviews. it's so sad when you watch even if you don't care if you have played or will ever play the game. ([livejournal.com profile] pixxelpuss, check out the one for Peggle.)

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