Friday, September 19, 2014

Five Things Friday

1. I've been scraping the bottom of my moisturizer bottle for a few weeks now, and usually manage to get just enough out of it.  This morning, that wasn't happening, but I could see some still in the bottom that the pump couldn't reach, so I got out the exact-o knife, and lopped the top off.  I was amazed how much moisturizer was still stuck in what I'll call the shoulders of the bottle.  At least two week's worth!  I have a backup bottle that I've already bought, but I can hang onto this one for quite a bit longer and use up every last little bit--that feels good.

2. My allergies have been out of control this past week.  I don't even know what it is that I'm allergic to, but I'm stuffed up, foggy, headache-y, my eyeballs hurt, and I generally feel like I'm hungover all the time, which sucks.  Thankfully, I have a huge stash of allergy pills, and since I get them so cheaply, I'm not trying to ration them aggressively like I used to do when I was taking Claritan.  Doubling up the dosage has helped significantly.

3. I don't much care for the original, but I like this version.  And there's kittens!  Kittens on the internet, who would have though?

4. I spilled water all over myself as soon as I got to work.  This reminds me to be grateful A. That it wasn't coffee and B. That I have an office I can hide out in while my shirt and pants dry.  I'm also pretty glad I'm wearing a blouse-y shirt that dries quickly.

5. On Fridays, Gentleman Scholar and I make homemade pizza and watch a bad movie (sometimes we watch a good one, but usually it's a 'so bad it's good' one).  Tonight's offerings are homemade pizza with green olives, farm fresh tomatoes from my veggie box and mushrooms.  We will be consuming that while watching the classic Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino pairing: The Devil's Advocate.  I saw this one on video way back when it came out, but I don't remember it that well. I was re-reminded of it via the How Did This Get Made? podcast, and decided that it would be a perfect addition to Pizza + Bad Movie Friday.  I'm pretty stoked.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Five Things Friday

My blogging lately has been awfully inconsistent, but perhaps starting to do a Five Things Friday will keep me more on task!  Falltime is my busiest time of year, so I'm just struggling to keep my head above water right now, but there are some interesting things happening too if I'd just stop and pay attention once in a while.

1. I signed up for a fall farm share.  My last experience with the farm share, was not great, but I still didn't want to completely thrown in the towel.  There's a group who coordinate with a bunch of local farms and this group delivers veggie boxes all over town--including to my work.  One of the biggest hassles with my previous farmshare was having to run there right after work and pick out the veg that were leftover from all the people who got there right at 2pm (note: who the hell can go pick up produce at 2pm?).  This time, they pack up a box just for me, and I get an email when it has arrived.  I also only get a box every other week, which will be much more manageable.  I'm very excited about this!

2. Fall temps mean more open windows and less A/C.  I'm excited to get that bill back down to a more comfortable range.

3. Gentleman Scholar aka the fiancee has officially moved into my place.  We've done pretty well with selling a lot of things to the new batch of incoming grad students, and we'll still have a few more things to sell after we're more settled.  Right now my apartment looks a bit like a jumbled mess, but not nearly as bad as I predicted.  Plus, it's nice to have him around more (and the cat has been scamming extra feedings, so I know he's happy too).

4.  I got a couple of those 0% interest credit card advance checks.  Normally I just tear those up and throw them away, but this time I noticed that it's 0% interest for over a year.  My thought is, I can take an advance of cash at 0%, make a large student loan payment to one of my giant 6.5% loans, and actually start making a bit of progress again.  Paying the card back off in a year should be no trouble, and this will save me a bit of cash long term.  It may be genius, it may be folly.  I'll report back!

5. The high temperature is supposed to be 74 today!  It has been cooling off beautifully at night, and that makes me so, so much happier.  Once my leg is healed from my stupid running injury, I'm going to get back out there in the mornings without having to worry about being unable to cool down before work!