The flaw in this logic is that I HATE olives. Passionately. Fervently. My mum swears I liked them as a kid, but I don't remember it. I've always hated their taste though. I haven't even been able to eat things with them in it for years. They made me gag something wicked. But no, now, when pretty much everything under the sun has made me nauseous, what do I crave? Goddamn olives. I will say at least they're quality olives.
Of course, they still conceptually gross me out. I was making the face the whole time I was eating them.
I ended up going to Great Hill today and shot a few hundred photos, so it looks like I'll weed through them tomorrow. My 55-200mm lens is fucked up, though. I can focus it manually, which is fine, but on auto, it only focuses at 55mm. Otherwise it makes sounds like it was focusing, but it doesn't and will not take photos either. And while it's not a thousand dollar lens, it's probably a good $250 one. I'm going to bring it over to have Bruce look at it next week.
Battlestar? We're not talking, but damn. Bitch likes to frak with you. I can't believe I have to wait till 2009 for more eps.
Next week looks crazy. I wonder if we really are going to get to find out who the final cylon is or if they're going to drag it out even more.
I still feel kind of crappy. My chest is still hurting a decent amount. I came home from school today and napped for three and a half hours. Ignore that I got eight hours of sleep last night, I could hardly stay awake at school today. It sucked. I read my MacWorld, but damned if I can remember what was in it.
lauraxmarie and I went out for lunch yesterday and did some hardcore shopping, which was probably why I was so frakking tired today. We were completely socially unacceptable, as is par for the course, but it was fun. I got a dress and a pair of capris from Old Navy, as well as underwear. Yay, I can now throw out a bunch! I got Steven clothes too. I also replaced my black dress sandals that finally fell apart on Wednesday. They were a good decade old and had been my mum's before they were mine.
Going to RI tomorrow and probably seeing Iron Man on Sunday. We've opted not do anything for Mother's Day this year. It's not going to be a really good day. I did get Mum some Lily Savon soap and earrings, but no card. Stupid upsetting greeting card holiday.
No word back on the summer job o' doom yet. I even made my answerphone message professional for them.
Ok, things I like this week: Rachel's Yoghurt. Really awesome, unusual flavours. Best of the bunch is Plum Lavender Honey, so far, but vanilla chai and pomegranate acai are really good too. It's the new lunch of champions.
I pulled a muscle in my shoulder today coughing and it HURTS. I am so all done with this. I'm also way over the Prednisone. I woke up still buzzing this morning and I still feel it now, even though I'm really tired. My house is a wreck, too, and it's driving me insane because I can't clean it. I tried to clean up the couch a little and it was not a good scene. Steven made me extra rice for lunch tomorrow, at least, if I can get to the microwave.
I think I might break up with Battlestar for the first time this season because of the motherfrakking TBC tonight. I want to know what happens and I don't want to wait a week *whinge*
At least next week looks good. 5 more eps in this half!
Tomorrow looks like more couching here and working on photos again. Hopefully, I can get through a few more, but my comp has been lagging a little. Some of them are pretty awesome though. Worse comes to worse, I'll clean out my thumb drive and work on them at school Monday and Tuesday, since I am Le Art Department.
I finally got it together and downloaded the new Nick Cave. I like it; not as much as some of his other stuff, but it's good. I listened to it twice today and burnt Steven a copy. Since I haven't listened to Grinderman, I can't say how much it's like that (as the review said), but it's definitely much quicker paced.
Time for my next round of drugs. Wee.
Also: my knee is hurting which is not helping my disposition at all.
Anyhow, Battlestar squee
Also, for those interested. Hulu.Com has episodes of Battlestar (as well as a bunch of other shows) FOR FREE! Yay for being able to go to bed early and still catch SVU the next afternoon.
I really should be doing something. Bah.
I've officially peed myself because BSG is back on. All week, I've been speculating, squeeing, and being generally antsy. We rewatched all of Season 3 last week-end and I was surprised that it didn't suck as much as I remembered. It still wasn't as awesome as, say, Season 1, but it was good and I had missed a lot of things.
It was interesting. I very much enjoyed the dynamic and it was quite quickly paced. I definitely expected the TBC. I called it literally as she was raising the gun. So back to waiting on bated breath for next week.
What did you guys think? I know a few of you on my flist watch it.
So yea, probably breaking up with Battlestar like I broke up with the X-Files. And now, my cranky ass is going to bed so I can get up at 6am.
We bopped down to Sears on the off chance they had any cute knickers and I stumbled upon the $2.99 clearance rack. I found two really adorable skirts. I am going to have to do a little repair on one, it has a loose button, but I can sew that back on for that price. They're adorable circle skirts, too, which makes me stupidly happy. I wish I could find some cute vintagey shirts that fit, but my luck doesn't seem to run that well. I don't know which is worse, my stupidly long waist or my ginormous boobs. Anyhow, the skirts are still damn cute. I'm planning on wearing the brown one I bought next week, possibly, since I'm working two days at least.
I got a new toner to try out for my face: C.O. Bigelow's Rose Water Tonic. It's cheaper than the Clinique stuff I've been using and it smells a hell of a lot better. So far, it hasn't made my face cranky, so I might end up buying a full size bottle eventually. I also checked out the new Tranquil Mint stuff they have. I liked it, though not enough to buy, even if it was $5. Maybe when I got back to the mall later this week, I'll pick some bath gel up. The Red Currant Vanilla was also nice.
We've just been chilling around here since we got back. We watched Hidalgo, which we meant to see when it was in theatres, but never got the chance too. It was pretty good, though the scene where the horse gets hurt made me cringe. Steven went to bed, leaving me to watch Romancing the Stone by myself. I've loved that movie since I was a little kid. Mum and I used to watch it all the time when it was on telly and I believe we had it on Betamax. It was up there with JAWS for movies that we watched together.
I sent payment out for the iBooks today, so I assume they'll be here in a week or so. I'm all antsy to get it and see if I can make it work with our current set-up. They're going to Mum's since we've had too much mail theft here recently. My cigar cutters never arrived. I hope whoever stole them gets cigars full of tobacco beetles. </bitter>
I worked a little on my painting last night. I mostly just did the eyes and teeth, since I'm not sure how I want the colours to go quite yet. I'm happy with what I've done so far though. I also did a bit of research on the Art Programme at Bridgewater, in case I want to go back there next year.
Wasn't terribly impressed with last night's Battlestar, much like I haven't been impressed with the second half of the season. Maybe it was because the first half was so good, but everything up till now, including the Quadrangle of Doom has just kind of made me very meh. Well, except for The Woman King. I'm all for gratuitous Helo shirtless. And the Adama/Roslin thing is also pretty cute, so that kind of saves it. Next week's ep looks quite good, although I'm sure it's going to end with me breaking up with Battlestar some more since that's allegedly Starbuck's last ep of the season.
Ugh. I was chewing on a popsicle stick earlier and I'm convinced that I have splinters in my throat. I should start on Dawn's baby blanket tomorrow. I should also call her sometime soon. She texted me a couple weeks ago, but I've been in such an awful haze that I haven't had a chance to call her. I suck as a sister. New goal: have blanket done in a month so I can bring it up when we hopefully visit over April break. Ooh, and if I start on it, I can bring it and knit during my two days of subbing for Mum. I'm going to rifle through my stash tonight and see what I have.
I should take a picture of my stash one of these days.
All right, back to aimlessly wandering the internets...
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I love Jamie Bamber and not for the usual ways since that is the funniest thing ever and he's so incredibly British. So much so, I'm not even breaking up with Battlestar this week. Like Nicki said, it's more of taking a break and seeing other people instead of straight on breaking up.
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I am most assuredly breaking up with both Battlestar and the Patriots. Not that the Patriots and I really had any kind of thing going on, but we're definitely through. How do you blow an 18 point lead and Tom Brady throws like a girl. And the end of the game... Holy muffin, if they were going to play like that, they definitely deserved to lose. I'm now going to root for Da Bears in the Superbowl since I have zero loyalty to any team.
( I am breaking up with Battlestar. )
So yea, breaking up with Battlestar till I go crawling back next week.
I'm through two of my cigars: the Belicoso and the Robusto. I was not at all impressed with the Robusto. It had a strange, bitter aftertaste, the smoke was acrid and not pleasant, and burnt unevenly. It smelled okay out of the wrapper, but not as good as it could have. On the whole, it was a very average cigar, not the worst I've had, but no where near the best. On the other had, the house smelled nice; far better than the cigar itself.
The Belicoso was nice in comparison. It was very mild and fairly flavourful. Steven didn't care too much for it, but it was a good cigar to start out with. It actually did make me cough a little, which was funny considering the stronger Robusto didn't. It smelled very pleasant right out of the wrapper. I don't know. Again, good, but nothing to write home about.
I keep meaning to order a couple Partagas, which was what my grandfather recommended. I should do that eventually.
I have a million things I need to do tomorrow. I have to go to the bank and deposit my cheque, make a few calls, and find out where the hell the package I allegedly had the other day went. I think I also wanted to go to BJ's and buy bulk Pop Tarts. There might've been something else I wanted to do, but damned if I can remember that, either. Probably buy stamps and finish my Thank Yous.
So yea, that was my week-end.