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It's funny, the things that remind you of stuff.
I was just eating some over-marketed microwave vegetarian chicken stir-fry bowl thing, which contains water chestnuts. At one point in time, I was in love with this girl who lived in Niagara Falls. She had a pet rabbit. We would drink cheap champagne out of things you normally wouldn't think to put champagne into. Once, we went to get chinese food, and discovered that she hated water chestnuts, and I really like water chestnuts, so that all worked out really well. Then she told me that she didn't believe in evolution, and that she called a phone psychic on a regular basis to ask her guardian angels what to do about the important issues in her life. I really had to go, right about then. Wacky.
In totally unrelated news, I was driving around today, returning a crappy-ass KVM switch to CompUSA and looking for supplies for my drawing class at Hobby Lobby. (Side note: I have never ever once bought a KVM switch that worked. I'm pretty sure that the person who invented KVM switches was a gypsy, and one of my ancestors ran them over, and I live with that curse to this day.) Anyway, I'm listening to the local freak radio station, and they're on a pledge drive. Turns out, there's only like 175 radio stations in the country that aren't under the fat, oily thumb of some corporation. So, I pulled over, and made a pledge. Then I felt better. End of story.
Except, there was nothing good at Hobby Lobby, so I went home empty-handed.
The two contracts that I'm working right now are winding up, which hopefully means that I'll get paid soon, which is good, because the piggy bank is looking a little slim these days. I may have a very short job coming up next week, and I also have a promising lead on an ongoing gig with someone who does Flash stuff for educational material, physics and biochem and stuff. I'm pretty excited about that one, but we'll see what happens when it happens.
We just got one of our trees trimmed again, because the first guy was sort of slapass, and a limb fell into the street, and blah blah blah, and we just tiled the bathroom wall, which looks great now. The bathroom is currently the nicest room in our house, I think. Allow me to recommend two fine Austin businesses - Tree Masters, and Austin Makeover. Nice folks, good work, and not too expensive. Next project: the kitchen. Bah!(September 05, 2003 02:30 PM)