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    Wednesday, August 31, 2005

    What Organized People Do

    I have the potential to really have it together. I mean, I know all sorts of tips and tricks. I even have a subscription to Real Simple! But seriously, it's just like the whole cranberry juice thing: I was having a lot of Urinary Tract Infections, and I heard that drinking cranberry juice would help with that. So I bought a bottle of cranberry juice, but I never really drank it. I KNEW what I should do, but knowing never translated into doing.

    So now, I have a couple of things I KNOW I should do but I haven't done, and probably won't do without some kind of motivation.
    • Make copies of my driver's license, passport, credit cards, etc in case they are stolen
    • Give a copy of my renter's insurance policy to my apartment's management to keep in my file (in case of a fire)
    I thought there was a couple more, but I'm coming up blank right now.

    On another note - I'm addicted to OKCupid. I don't even want to try and explain this site, but I've spent many, MANY hours on it since I've moved down here. I'm trying to build up the courage to hang out with someone from the site in person. Not really anyone in particular - I just don't know anyone down here, and why not meet someone online?

    There's a number of girls on the site who look so cool on their profile. I just want to send them messages that say "PLEASE be my new best friend!!!" but that seems desperate and kind of scary. So far I haven't messaged any girls because I don't know how to go about doing it without sounding like I'm hitting on them. Ah well. Hopefully Ryan will start making friends in his classes and bring them by the apartment. That's always made me feel guilty though - he meets people and then I befriend them by default. Thanks to on-line classes and working alone, I've never pulled my weight in the meeting people department (at least not since I started grad school).

    And a final note - I have completely switched my sleep schedule back to nocturnal, and I'm not even fighting it anymore. I get to bed between 4 and 5am, and I get up between 11am and noon. The funny thing is, if I get this job at UPS, I'll be getting off work at 3:30am, so I won't have to change my sleep schedule at all - whoo-hoo!


    Blogger marti said...

    "Make copies of my driver's license, passport, credit cards, etc in case they are stolen Give a copy of my renter's insurance policy to my apartment's management to keep in my file (in case of a fire)"- You must do these 2 things as quick as possible. I know from my experience that ppl have so MUCH trouble when they lost it..

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    Monday, August 15, 2005

    This May Be The Coolest Thing Ever

    So I reserved some items with my new Orange County library card, and the reserve page said my pickup location would be "home delivery". I thought they meant my home library branch, but when I called to check, the woman told me that they have a courier service which delivers items to people's homes.



    And it's free!

    (I wonder if I should tip the guy...)

    To show how much of a fiction junkie I really am, at 10:05pm yesterday I really, really wanted a novel to read, so Ryan drove me out to B&N (I was too doped up on cold medicine to drive) so I could grab a paperback. Even though I figured I'd fall asleep as soon as I laid down, I just couldn't bear the thought of laying there with no book until morning.


    Blogger sxKitten said...

    I can totally sympathize with your fiction addiction - I usually have a couple or 3 books on the go, and I get quite frantic if there's nothing to read. One advantage to having kids is that I've bought all of my childhood favourites for them - which, in a pinch, I can borrow. I've reread a ton of kid lit in the last few years, some for pleasure and some out of desperation.

    On the home delivery thing - do they pick up again when your books aare due? Cause that's my one problem with libraries - they always want you to give their books back. On time.

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    Blogger LeperColony said...

    Wow. Your library delivers? If they've got pick up service too, it would almost be enough to lure me out there.

    2:51 PM  
    Blogger Diva said...

    So, if you don't return the books on time, do they send a hit man to your door?

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    Sunday, August 14, 2005


    My blog was spammed earlier. More specifically, the comment section was spammed. Maybe it's a sign to give up this venture OR that I need to start paying more attention to the blog. Hard to say.

    I'm in the new apartment, and it is awesome. It's also in a completely different complex than the one I was having all the trouble with last post. Long story short - I found a different place once I got down here (thanks to Apartment Hunters), and my parents paid the difference between what Ryan and I had budgeted for the other place, and what this place costs. We ended up getting 770 square feet instead of 660. The place seemed kind of silly at first, we had so little furniture.

    Ryan's parents are on their way over right now, so we've cleaned the place up (threw all unpacked boxes into one of three (THREE!) closets). We bought a dinette set but it won't be ready for pickup until the end of the month. It seats six with four chairs and a bench. I'm excited about the bench because I can slide back and forth when I'm doing puzzles. I just picked up six or seven puzzles from a freecycler, but I have no table to do them on. We have a card table up to eat on, but it's not big enough for a serious puzzler like myself.

    We also went to a used furniture place and bought a pretty large mirror and a chair. This company is kind of interesting - a lot of their furniture comes from hotels. Basically, when the hurricanes came through last year, some nice hotels were damaged. Instead of just replacing the furniture in the damaged rooms, they went through and replaced every room. Dave, the guy we talked to, said they took full furniture sets (two king beds, dresser, nightstand, desk, chair, and two lamps) from over five hundred rooms. The mirror is hanging over our fireplace (that's right - I live in central Florida and my apartment has a fireplace), and the chair is the perfect size and shape for a reading chair. Whoo-hoo!

    The nearly-in-laws are here.


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