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find a dream

I haven’t blogged in agessssssss. Oh goodness. I promise I won’t turn into someone that only talks about work, but I worked over 10 hours today. For two weeks I worked straight through, working around 10 hours or more a day. Tomorrow might be just as bad. Considering I stayed up WAY too late last night, I’m probably going to have to crash soon too. All of this is to say that I’ve been working a bit lately. Bear has been aces while I’ve been working my tail off though. It’s been the most awesome thing about having to work this much is seeing how amazing of a partner he can be.

I’ve also got family stuff going on. Bear and I are going to visit his mom next month and I’ve been playing an online game with my mom. She’s very attached and plays almost every night and asks me to play with her. So I do very often when I’m not working or telling her I can’t so that I can spend time with Bear. I’ve also been knitting again (YAY). Currently I just have a lot of test squares, but my grandmother has also asked for a turtleneck/scarf thing. I’ve ordered the yarn, it’s just taking a bit to get to me. I’ll post pictures once I figure that out. In the meantime, enjoy my new favorite song:

 

The Strokes – One Way Trigger

Money’s on fire

Sadly, today I had to face the death of my beloved laptop.

It’s been named many things over the years, most notably, Falkor and most recently, Holiday. Falkor is the name of the Luck Dragon in The Neverending Story and Holiday is a holographic femme fatale in the Star Wars MMORPG that Bear and I were playing. Considering the budget has been constrained since the purchase of Lana (Bear’s Acura) and considering that the only notebook out there with a 2560×1440 or 2560×1600 resolution right now is the Retina Display Mac laptop, we aren’t going to be getting a new notebook right away. I’m trying my best to deal with it like a grown up and not cry into my tea.

(Rainbow Oreo, the title is from the song “Cut It Out” by Kitten)

echoes through me

This was supposed to be a wordless wednesday post, but whatever. This week has been so work-related busy. It’s also been awesome because Bear has been driving himself to work all week. I’m very thankful today that my husband can drive. That we can afford a second car and the spike in insurance for a new driver. I’m very thankful that my new looser schedule has meant more time to talk to Rainbow Oreo and my brother and my mom. I’m thankful for my very inquisitive mind preventing me from buying something I didn’t need that I wouldn’t have liked once it got delivered.

So here’s my picture of my poor car tire. I’m very thankful this saga is over as well.

(Rainbow Oreo, the title is from a Death Cab for Cutie song that is stuck in my head. “I’m swallowed in sound as it echoes through me” I really really love that lyric which is why it is often going round in my head.)

sunny side of the street

I’m going to try that post every day in November thing for Linda. Because we both have new jobs and we don’t get to talk nearly enough anymore and I miss and love her.

I’ve had a really crap week, but the hugest highlight has been that Bear got his driving license and got a car. It’s a white 2010 Acura TL. It’s so pretty and it drives so nicely. I’m almost jealous, but Bear is really awesome about sharing his toys with me.

It’s a little pricey, having a new driver on the insurance and a new car payment and a car that takes premium gas, but it’s such a HUGE HUGE improvement in terms of quality of life for Bear and myself that the cost is the tiniest blip. I’m usually the one that worries about finances in our family, but Bear is worrying more than me.

Bear also drove on the freeway to his work this morning. He did a fantastic job and we were at his work in no time, obeying all traffic laws and safety precautions. I love Bear driving. He’s so serious and concentrated and the more I get used to having someone else drive me, the more I relax. Recently I think I’ve been annoying him just because I want to chit chat with him while he’s driving but he’s still new enough that he needs me to not distract him except for navigation stuff like “right turn coming up”. Today he’ll drive us to pick up his new car and we’ll eat dinner with our very awesome neighbors and tomorrow is Friday. I can’t wait.