OK, so all the snowstorm warnings and the plows getting ready last night, I expected at least a few inches of snow! Instead, we got some slushy frozen rain/sleet/snow stuff last night…then nothing…then about an hour of snow this morning but none of it stuck!
I am so disappointed!! It’s nearing the end of January and we still haven’t had a decent snowfall. The ten day forecast doesn’t predict any snow.
This is ridiculous! I want a snowstorm! A good ol’ Noreaster!Filed under Greater Boston (General), weather | Comments (6)
I remember when I was thirteen and I had trouble seeing the chalkboard in school, I thought it was exciting that I needed glasses. You know, it was sort of like another fashion accessory. I only needed them for distances until I was about 20, so I didn’t have to wear them all the time.
Now, twelve years later, I am officially OVER the whole “glasses are so cool!” thing. I have decided that I must have severely uneven ears.
I’m going to have to go back to LensCrafters for a third time to attempt to get my new glasses straightened. I was there Tuesday. I brought my glasses with me, but I was wearing contacts so when they attempted to straighten my glasses, I couldn’t look in the mirror and see my reflection clearly enough to tell if they straightned them or not.
On Tuesday and Wednesday I wore my contacts all day, but today when I woke up I put on my glasses. CROOKED! I don’t think the LensCrafter lady actually did ANYTHING. They’re not even crooked in a different way then they were before.
My last pair of glasses were perpetually crooked too. And that was BEFORE I had contact lenses so I just used to walk around with crooked glasses all the time because I didn’t feel like going back to the glasses place just to deal with another failed attempt at straightening them out.
Grrr, I’m going to put my contact lenses now. It’s a shame because these frames are pretty cool. My stupid, uneven ears!Filed under My Life | Comments (5)
When I was picking a few things up at CVS, I decided to buy one of those bridal magazines. I don’t know what enticed me to do that; I always thought those bridal magazines seemed really cheesy and I can barely stomach a lot of wedding websites out there.
This magazine was so dumb that I found myself angry after finishing it! Half of it was New England venue recommendations, but they read more like advertisments than information. I could have found that information for free on the internet. And then it had really ridiculous wedding recommendations, and an article urging brides to hire wedding planners for at least part of their wedding. Everything was really girly and Bridezilla-y.
I became so embarrassed that I actually purchased the dumb thing that I came close to recycling it and putting other recyclables on top of it in the bin so that Matt didn’t see what I actually purchased. What a waste of $4.95.
After looking at that magazine and a lot of the online forums out there, I really don’t feel like I can relate to a lot of the brides out there. Maybe I’m just not a romantic. I was thinking of setting up a wedding website like some do, via one of those free wedding website services, and all of the templates were all so ridiculous! Too flowery (and this comes from someone who likes flowers very much!), shadows of kissing couples…no thanks!Filed under My Life, marriage | Comments (16)
In the past month…
1) We had to replace the furnace and remove asbestos from the basement, as you know.
2) We had a problem with the upstairs bathroom sink and it dripped from upstairs to downstairs in the living room to the basement.
3) Our main computer pretty much bit the dust. I am blogging from a Micron circa 1999 or 2000. We should be getting our new computer in a few days.
4) The bathroom heater that was installed only 2 weeks ago broke.
What’s next, I wonder? We’ve had a jinxed past few weeks in our little old house! Grrr!Filed under My Life | Comment (1)
They have a CAPTCHA (you know, one of the things that looks like this: )
Anyway, when I went to download Degrassi, the CAPTCHA for one of the episodes was: “POO.” I was amused.
A few months ago, my dad got one that said “URINE.”Filed under gross stuff, internet | Comments (2)
Awww, I suppose I forgive Ralph and The Globe! :-)
One of the best new blogs around is the Newton-based Lazy Chefs (thelazychefs.com). Piloted by Kristine Munroe (better known as blogger Krissy in Boston) and friends Liz Christman and Beverly Ingram, it serves up mostly easy and sometimes intriguingly offbeat recipes for busy folk.
It doesn’t get much more offbeat, in fact, than Liz’s recipe for the aptly named “Interesting Chicken.”
I need to get back into the cooking regularly…wonder what should be on the menu next?Filed under Blogs, internet | Comments (3)
For those of you who haven’t heard, Matt and I are planning to get married this year! I guess three years of living in sin is enough, right?
We’re very excited. It should be an interesting wedding too, and untraditional, due to our blend of cultures…we’re going to do many traditional Chinese customs, my Italian relatives will probably sing Italian polkas, Matt will step on the glass, etc. We’re looking at a place near Sturbridge, but I’ve only seen the website so we’re going to check it out this weekend.
And for those of you wondering about the engagement ring…we’re not doing one; instead we’ve invested the money into a major appliance in the basement heating our home!
I hope this doesn’t mean that I have to start referring to Matt as my fiance. I really don’t like that word!Filed under My Life, marriage | Comments (15)
I’ve noticed that Starbucks is putting little quotes on their cups these days. Quotes from just everyday people…like the one I had yesterday was from some dude in Illinois. I think the quotes are supposed to be uplifting, but I found yesterday’s really weird!
The one I got yesterday was something like this: “Life is merely school for angels. Love is the teacher, and death is graduation.”
Hmm. Well, that’s a little depressing and a little odd. Can I expect wings and a halo after this?Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (3)