OK... everybody who laughed at "tongue bone," raise your hands.
Everybody who laughed at "pig bone"?
We are so twelve.
[SUMMARY: Status quo. We has it.]
I used to park in the $9 lot across the street from the office. I started parking at a $3 lot down the street from the office, only partly because we were recently given a parking per diem and I am now making $5 parking three blocks away.
But that's not the important part. The important part is that I have to have $3 cash every day. This led to many amusing incidents wherein I tried to make my lunch bill or grocery bill come out to a certain amount so I would get piles of ones back in my change.%
With my last paycheck, I got proactive and took the odd amount† in cash and asked for ones.‡
So I sit some nights in front of the TiVi, carefully folding individual bills in half, in half, in half again... then paper-clipping three together. Then I put those little, paper-clipped bundles in one of the organza bags that haunts my life and carry them proudly§ in my purse.
Some of you are probably thinking what a obsessive dork I am, but I tell you all this to point out something even dorkier: someone gets paid to unfold all those dollar bills from the parking bank.
[SUMMARY: Job security. They has it.]
Know one of the great things about cold weather?¶
Target sells them every year sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving. They tend to go fast, so keep an eye out.#
[SUMMARY: Sexy. I lost it.]
My knitting has been non-existent in the past three or four weeks.
I picked up the needles this weekend to make a bat for the Dracula swap on Ravelry. The pattern is... oblique. I need more pictures.
Or I may just have to start making shit up.
It's called making a comeback.
[SUMMARY: Skillz. I still has some.]
I -- we -- also seriously lapsed on our push up quest. However, I'm going to reassess myself and start wherever I need to. I'm not giving up, just temporarily flaking out.
[SUMMARY: Ambitions. I... oh, you get the idea. I'm not sure how funny the lolcat construct is in repetitive text.]
Now back to work. Werk.
Well, at least back to bossing Hans around.
[SUMMARY: Work ethic...]
Tolu - Ormonde Jayne
Marin says: Elusive. It smelled like cinnamon and toilet paper (remember the Marin lexicon for scents - TP is not bad, just descriptive). A little powdery, but for once, not in a bad way. Opaque, but light, and mostly sweet, not in a bad way.
Oops. Spoke too soon. I had lilac-scented powder when I was a kid and this is a thick, nominally more sophisticated version of that now.
Dries down to a powdery-sweet dry wood.
Ormonde Jayne says: (A Peruvian†† tree resin.) Perfume treasure, this opulent velvety formulation with pure Tolu resin takes you on a sensual Oriental journey. Laced with golden frankincense and amber, the scent's core is enveloped with a heady mix of orange blossom and clary sage, while intense citrus notes consolidate the harmony.
Top: Juniper berry, orange blossom and clary sage
Heart: Orchid, Moroccan rose and muguet
Base: Tolu, tonka bean, golden frankincense and amber$
Hans says: Smoky. Not smoky-smoky... maybe it's because I had two cigars last night. Musty?
%FOOTNOTE (percented): It became a weird lifestyle thing. When I realised I was planning large parts of my shopping, budget and whole days to trying to track down one... more... dollar... bill... well, it was time for a better plan of action.
†FOOTNOTE (crossed): Actually, it was $88, which is a distinctly even amount, but it was the amount that made my deposit end in two zeros.
‡FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): I was kind. I told the terrified little girl at the teller's window she didn't have to count out the $25 bundles for me.
§FOOTNOTE (swerved): Hey, you'd be proud too if you got the change-making monkey off your back.
¶FOOTNOTE (paragraphed): It's a segueway. A rhetorical segueway. I'm sure y'all could come up with lot of good things about cold weather that have nothing to do with my pajamas.
#FOOTNOTE (pounded): Yes, I know you can buy them year-round on the Innernets, but it's like seasonal fruit: there's something shiny about the scarcity.
††FOOTNOTE (ddouble-ccrossed): Heh. Peruvian. That one's for you, Jaxon.
$FOOTNOTE (on the money): I got nothing.