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dum dum dee dum [Apr. 2nd, 2007|03:04 pm]
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[mood |jittery]
[music |Bach, "Sheep May Safely Graze"]

I wonder if I can write off a bottle of Monster Bait: Tokyo Stomp as a wedding expense.

When I was quite a little girl, one of my favorite things to imagine in bed at night just before falling asleep was giant prehistoric lizards the size of skyscrapers rampaging through downtown and crushing things like the public library and the cultural arts center with a single behemoth toenail. Not that I had anything against the public library and the cultural arts center, clearly, being a studious little girl who enjoyed a nice pottery show every now and then; I just enjoyed stretching my imagination to accomodate such vast and indiscriminate power. I was really disappointed when I realized that actual dinosaurs were usually not hundreds of stories high, and, though dangerous and bitey, very easily imaginable even to the untrained mind.

Anyway, I suddenly have a strong need to walk down the aisle wearing a perfume called Tokyo Stomp.

Also, I love vanilla mint. It will go with my buttermints!

That reminds me. Must find out if the hotel does buttermints.
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victory [Apr. 2nd, 2007|08:15 am]
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[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |Bach, "Arioso from Cantata No. 156"]

I got through all of April Fools' Day (which I HAAAAATE. DON'T LIE TO ME IT'S NOT FUNNY DAMMIT I AM GULLIBLE) and only got fooled by this, which was totally worth it as it made me laugh so hard I actually cried.

(In all fairness I was slightly drunk at the time. I went out recently and bought gin and vermouth because I was going to learn to make the perfect martini, but then I realized because I am a moron I bought sweet red vermouth instead of dry white vermouth, so I've been exploring what I can make with gin and sweet red vermouth. I tried drinking the vermouth straight and I had to spit it out because it was disgusting, but gin/vermouth/orange juice is a good combination and is called a Bronx, although I think a real Bronx has both sweet and dry vermouth. But seriously. This thread. GOLD, people.)

We also went to Goodwill yesterday and scored a few fifty-cent paperbacks. Love that store.

Hey, we're going back to Florida day after tomorrow.
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can you smell the grass? do you shop with a sabermetrician? [Apr. 1st, 2007|10:12 pm]
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[mood |amusedamused]
[music |The Killers, "This River Is Wild"]

Scene: Grocery store

Jeremy: Dude, chicken breasts are buy one get one free AGAIN.
Savannah: They always are!
Jeremy: Seriously, they're the cheapest thing, I don't know why people say white meat is expensive-- except that I guess they're shopping at hoity toity grocery stores like Whole Foods and the Fresh Market.
Savannah: Yeah, I guess so.
Jeremy: I mean, Harris Teeter is kind of hoity toity, for a store that doesn't have some kind of hippy-dippy adjective in its name...
Savannah: Harris Teeter is not hoity toity!
Jeremy: Compared to, like, Food Lion it is.
Savannah: Well, I mean, I guess, but it's not like...
Jeremy: You have to compare it to grocery stores in its own league. That's how you calculate the HORG stat.
Savannah: ....
Jeremy: "Hoitytoitiness Over Replacement Grocery store."
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I need a wedding icon. Ah well, a love icon will do [Mar. 25th, 2007|11:29 am]

Rather extensive wedding planning entryCollapse )
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good morning weathercock, how did you fare last night? [Mar. 17th, 2007|10:11 pm]
[mood |flibbertigibbitous]
[music |Face of Change, "Despair"]

Consistency, thy name is SavCollapse )
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Oh my god that's Ward Cleaver [Mar. 16th, 2007|12:43 am]
[music |Garbage, "Androgyny"]

, you're now logged in!

Below you'll find your test result. After, continue on to your
homescreen to discover what we're about.


You scored 60 masculinity and 33 femininity!

You scored high on masculinity and low on femininity. You have a traditionally masculine personality.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on masculinity
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You scored higher than 99% on femininity

Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

I feel like including the phrase "scented bath products" on there somewhere would have made a difference in my results.
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okay for serious now [Mar. 9th, 2007|10:31 am]
[mood |acquisitive]
[music |Velocity Girl, "All The Gilded Stars"]

Registry planning stuff, probably boringCollapse )
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whoa nellie! [Mar. 9th, 2007|09:34 am]
[mood |shockedshocked]
[music |Joseph Arthur, "Honey & the Moon"]

Holy crap check this out.

These are the basics?

Also, can you really register for an electric toothbrush?
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what not to knit [Mar. 4th, 2007|02:34 pm]
[music |Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell, "Ballad of the Broken Seas"]

I finally made my way over to the winter Knitty, which I'd forgotten would be out, and there are a few things on there I'm definitely going to attempt, but dude: this is the sort of thing that makes me sorry that You Knit What?? is defunct. Observe the layers of crazy:

1. Swinging your coffee cup around on a handbag handle is going to cause major spillage. Especially a stretchy garter-stitch handle like that one.

2. There's no bottom support for the cup, and it doesn't even taper all the way down. The weight of the cup and the stretchiness of the stitch are going to yank it right on down out of there, leaving the lid caught in the "slingshot." The reason the corrugated cardboard "sleeves" work is because the cardboard isn't stretchy and because they go further down, tapering with the shape of the cup so that the cup can't slip down through.

3. Speaking of the corrugated cardboard sleeves, what's wrong with them, exactly?

4. If you absolutely must knit some fancy reusable cup sleeve, it needs to be the same shape as the perfectly good and functional cardboard ones-- encompassing a good percentage of the actual cup, tapered, grippable, not with a swingy handle above-- and an equally stable composition. Either felted wool, or hemp, or some really, really sturdy double-reinforced stitch. Not simple stockinette in sock wool, which is designed to be stretchy to go easily on and off of the human foot, not to retain a reliable grip on the human paper coffee cup.

5. It's, and this is obviously just my personal opinion, funny-looking. This is equally pointless, really, but it's also so cute that I briefly considered knitting one, despite the pointlessness and my very happy ownership of a Mr. Bento (thanks again for that, polyhymnia!). The "slingshot" thing is not cute; it's just funny-looking and obviously unfunctional, and even the example photograph looks amateurish and messily handmade.

6. Quoi with the name? I don't really want the contraption entrusted with the transportation of my hot liquids to be named after a projectile launcher.

Ah well. I'm swatching for this right now. I had a thermal shirt once that I literally wore until it fell apart, and I've never found another one that I liked as much, so maybe this one.
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god save our crunchie queen [Feb. 27th, 2007|09:23 pm]
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[mood |pleasedpleased]
[music |Pulp, "Common People"]

Oy, these papers are depressing. And yet they explain so much about the state of America today!

When I spent the summer in Cambridge (England) a few years back, there was a Cadbury vending machine in the Corpus Christi poolroom (snooker room?) full of interesting candy bars that I'd never seen in America. I decided to work my way through a bunch of them during the six weeks I spent there. When I ran out of Cadbury options I started getting other interesting-looking un-American candy bars at Sainsbury's. Since getting back I've found a few of them in grocery stores (like the Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar), but not a lot of them.

Tonight we went to an Indian grocery store that was right next to the Indian restaurant where we ate dinner (that has lovely veggie korma). I had never been to an Indian grocery store before, and was totally delighted to find that they had all kinds of British things, from Ovaltine biscuits to PG Tips to numerous funky British candy bars! So I stocked up.

I got
1 Milky Bar
1 Aero bar
1 Coffee Crisp bar
1 Cadbury Crunchie bar, which I will forever associate with The Eyre Affair since I ate the one while reading the other and both were highly unexpected
1 Bounty bar
1 Cadbury Flake bar

Do all Indian grocery stores have Crunchie bars? I'd love to have a reliable source in the US. They're so weird!

Speaking of funky awesome British things, tonight's the season 1 finale of Doctor Who on BBC America! I expect to cry.
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