It's been a whole day since I updated! Go me!
It turned out to be a gorgeous week-end here. It's not snowing, like the evil weathermen said, and it may have reached 50 today. In fact, it's still like 38 now, which is practically a heatwave.
Saturday, we went into the city to have lunch with our friend, Kalen
. We actually hired Kalen as a third key when we worked at Lids. She turned out to be a lot of fun to work with and, when she went back to college at BU after the summer, we kept in touch with her, mostly through instant messages and emails. Anyhow, the last time we had caught up was almost two years ago.
We met up at California Pizza Kitchen in the Pru and had a very nice lunch. I am recommending the Carne Asade pizza to anyone who likes fajitas. It was really fantastic. Anyhow, we caught up on her goings on (graduating, possibly moving out west, how we should hook up our respective boyfriends to watch sports together so we don't have to..), filled her in on our goings on (new apartment, eventual pending nuptials, Elliott..), and made tenative plans to have her and Wan, her boyfriend, over to our place and possibly to come see a baseball game with us before they move.
After that, Steven and I took a dull, bumpy, and somewhat chilly trek down Newbury Street to check out Kitty World, which was a huge disappointment. They had only one line of Chococat, tons of HK, no Japanese imports, and nothing San-X. I miss Kitty House so badly. We skipped Teavana because it was a damned zoo and if we had waited around, we would have had to pay $15 to park for the day instead of $8. Bah.
We went to my grandparents' today. They looked a little tired, but were in pretty good spirits. We ate dinner with them, made some plans for Easter, and brought them goodies. It was, all in all, a great way to spend the afternoon.~*~
We started cleaning our apartment yesterday. Our stupid super decided that they're going to do "yearly inspections" (which no one mentioned to us when we moved in) now instead of in June. Great. They also told us that they'd show up "sometime between 9am and 4pm" on the 29th. Um, no? I'm home all day and it's a pretty undisputed fact that I can't hear the door or the buzzer if I'm conked out from the painkillers in the bedroom. I am not cool with them just showing up and traisping through the apartment if I'm sleeping. In fact, I don't really want them in here without supervision. Sorry, I'm not that trusting. I also prefer that Steven and I both be here when they're over. We called and bitched a lot (I'm pretty sure it's in our lease that we have the right to insist on being present for inspections) and they are coming a day early, after 3pm, though I am going to make sure that Steven calls and reminds them again.
That's all right, though, because when they get here, we have a list of all the problems we have here, including the water damage from December that no one even came to look at, let alone fix. Our stove needs to be leveled out, we need a new bathroom light fixture (it's causing brand new bulbs to arc), we need a new fan (waiting on that since we moved in), and our bath tub needs to be fixed so it will actually drain (this is from when we moved in, too. We've tried Drain-O and it doesn't work.) There were a few other things, as well.
Plus, our upstairs neighbour is still being a giant ass. Tonight, he was bouncing a fucking basketball on the floor. I really wish he and the boyfriend (or whoever the fuck's up there) would just die.
We've got to do laundry tomorrow and I need to get to the doctor at ...some point... before Friday, since the beginning of next week will be a zoo. Steven's working Tuesday night and I'm going out with lauraxmarie
to do something as yet undecided. We've got Elliott Saturday, so I think I'm hooking him up with some paper and having him make Easter cards.
Oh, and I think Steven's dad will be leaving the hospital tomorrow after a week's stay. I guess they're worried since he's developed some quasi-diabetic ulcerations on his legs along with the edaema. He spent the week-end because they were trying to tweak his meds. Steven's mother is still doing the fake nice shit where she pretends to remember I have a name that isn't she
, or that girl you live with
. I give it less than two weeks till she's back to her normal routine. In fact, she was back to calling a million times about the same thing today, so it may be less than two weeks.
I'm really tired now. I was watching Globe Trekker with Justine Shapiro (who is my favourite) and then I got into watching A Midsummer's Night Dream on IFC. I wish we got it in the bedroom, because I'd rather be in there watching it. If we had lots of money, I'd love to get a second digital box for the bedroom or when that TV goes, we'll get a digital ready TV or something.
Wow, this was really long. I'm going to bed now.