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I dreamed I was on a bus, with Jayasai, Marsha, and someone else. The bus layout was strange, like first-class airline seats crammed into a Greyhound. We were going to Quebec. She needed to stop to fulfill a prescription because the bus's air conditioning was broken. The pharmacy had green walls. 

Today, I built a scratching post for my (nearly my) cat, and I thought about the past.

Specifically, about one of my friends (if you could call someone you haven't spoken to in years because you're too embarrassed to face them at group reunions), their blog that I really should not have read, and their upcoming nupitals. Shit, I'm creepy. And then, a lot of the things that seem important at one point in time lose their importance, often for the better, but I thought that there was some sadness in that. But that's part of growing up, and I think there are a hundred thousand movies and games and songs that say it better than I do. So to conclude, growing up is hard, and sometimes watching other people grow up is harder. On the other hand Justin grew out of his "Soos-lookalike" phase and his wallet chain phase, and eventually my body caught up with my head, so it's not all bad.  

The scratching post raw materials included:
  • Plywood (slightly warped) (free!)  
  • Nails, screws, washers, staples (free!)
  • A wee bit of carpet ($5.99) 
  • 3/8" diameter sisal rope ($30 for 150ft) (I think I could have gotten cheaper if I used 1/4" rope but 3/8" has better texture)
  • L-brackets and more screws and stuff ($3) 
I'm happy with how it's turning out but I won't be done until later. 

Also, T-swizzle will be releasing new stuff on Friday, I am very excited. I remember where I was the first time I watched the MV for Wildest Dreams. 
duinemerwen: (hip late night)
2017.08.15 23:58 - Cat
This is definitely the most lovely cat ever. Justin told me she climbed on top of the fridge today. I'm so proud! 

duinemerwen: (draco malfoy wishes you a happy holiday)
2017.08.15 17:40 - Cats forever
I got the formal job offer after some ulcer-inducing email correspondence. It ain't over till the fat lady sings, they said, so I couldn't turn down the other job until I'd received paperwork for the other one... This job will allow me to move west to Guelph/Mississauga where my $$$ will stretch farther (though not as far as if I were to stay at home...) 

Also I believe I will be able to keep the foster cat, live with Justin the potato, and other stuff.

Anyways I'm pretty happy but there's some administrative stuff to sort out first. It will be nice to dream again. 
duinemerwen: (that's not how the force works)
2017.08.10 17:43
 I GOT 2 JOB OFFERS TODAY

Either the other candidates they interviewed were rubbish

Or I'm even more charming than I thought I was! 

Or they like puns! 
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2017.08.10 14:15 - What I was actually doing
Apart from falling down the Hawke/Varric rabbit hole, this weekend, I fostered a kitty, and tested whether or not car windows have a safety sensor like elevators by sticking my finger in the window while it was rolling. They don't have sensors and I bruised my finger.  

This is Fefe the foster cat. 





Fefe has already mastered the following skills: 
  • Opening sliding closet doors
  • Meowing and banging on the door hard enough to wake the humans up at 3AM
  • Headbutts
  • Getting head scratches
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duinemerwen: (fascinating horror)



DOBBY: DOBBY IS FREE


KET HALPAK AND JARA HAMEE FREEEEE!!!





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2017.07.06 11:23 - The two body problem
I think it's gonna be harder to solve the non-academic case of the two-body problem than I thought but I'm pretty frustrated already. It's been nothing but a series of mostly-long-distance relationships since ~2013 and it's not even like it's that long of a distance, just 120km, but sitting in a car for 3 hours a day does nobody any favours. Sitting in a train for 4 hours a day is marginally better. But not good! Or we could move to Mississauga, a pothole, and be equally miserable. 

I want to adopt a cat. 


duinemerwen: (guh)
2017.07.04 17:12 - $minority_group
On Sunday we ate pizza, did scrabble, and played Cards against Humanity. Shivani and her "babe" kept touching each other. Not "bae", "babe". She kissed him when he played particularly adroit words. I'm happy for them but Scrabble is SERIOUS BUSINESS! 





Also, I turned out taller, so I win. 


duinemerwen: (fascinating horror)
2017.07.01 22:56 - HAPPY CANADA DAY MY FRIENDS
THE BEAVERBUX IS WORTH MORE THAN 0.77 EAGLEBUX RIGHT NOW, THE PYROTECHNICS ARE EXPLODEY, AND THE STRAWBERRIES ARE RIPE. 

Today I picked-my-own strawberries, looked at the goods of sketchy Canada day vendors, and learned the etymology of "blacksmith". My mother appears to like my boyfriend now, we played scrabble with my brother, and my professors have given me the thumbs up to submit my thesis and my conference paper! 
duinemerwen: (extra happy)
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