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We have had a series of electronic disasters in the past few months that has left me with no access to my music. As I was super homesick today, this has resulted in hours of youtubing random country (don’t judge, i said i was homesick!) songs. I was looking for one particular song and you tube pulled up a video that a friend of mine had posted several years ago from a concert that we went to together. I haven’t seen this friend in a long time because life and stuff, and it was really nice to find this tangible reminder of him in such a random place.
Oh also my kid has finally stopped pooping everywhere (she was sick last week) so that’s pretty cool.
I had this happen to me a few months ago with hollandaise sauce. It seriously ruined my day. The only positive was that I was so upset my husband agreed to eat asparagus without the sauce and he deemed it “something he would eat again if it would make me happy”
So no lie, I actually googled “face taco hot buttered rum” at some point last year to find your recipe. I was really excited until I saw how much it made (and how much ice cream it called for!) and was too lazy to try to figure out how to cut the recipe down to a smaller size. Maybe I’ll finally make it sometime this winter.
So this dumb argument pissed me off so much. Where I’m from you could not go to the beach without getting tar (from all the oil platforms offshore) all over you. Seriously, when I grew up it was normal for your hotel to provide you with tar cleaners along with your bathroom soap, etc. It’s gotten better in the past 10 or so years, but that’s beside the point.
So there is this.
I don’t fully understand, but I think the general idea is that if too many ppl are imputing into the grid it overwhelms the system and can cause blackouts. Apparently they can counteract this by turning off power plants at times of high activity, but that may not be a good idea because there is a lot of energy needed to turn on/off these big plants?
That being said, if I ever have the cash I would totally install solar panels.
I sing “the cheat is not dead” all the time too! Other A++ references include lightswitch raves, the s is for sucks, and she looks like she could play linebacker for the raiders.
I’m pretty sure my husband and I still make strong bad references on a weekly basis. We are pretty fun to hang out with.
Oh, and after talking about how I wanted to watch Game of Thrones in the HWEDT comments last week, I had a house guest just hand me a hard drive with all three seasons on it, unprovoked! So today I’ll comment about how much I want pumpkin flavored goodies, or at least some canned pumpkin so I can make my own goodies, and see what happens!
My daughter was sick for really the first time ever. She had a fairly high fever and I had to figure out how to convert from fahrenheit to celsius so that I could talk to the doctor here. Like, I know in the US they tell you to give tylenol if the fever is over 100.4…but if I tell the doctor that here they will think my baby is melting. I’ve basically had no sleep for 2 days, but her fever broke and she seems better this morning.
Also, last night at 9 or so the doorbell rang and my husband was far too busy playing plants versus zombies to answer the door. So I went to the door joking that I hope there were no Luther style killers waiting for me outside (we finally watched this season of Luther last week!). So I opened the door expecting to see a friend or something, and it was a police officer! That was startling. Apparently the house across the street was broken into earlier in the evening and they were looking for witnesses.
When I was trying to find daycare/preschool places for my daughter I looked at a place that only did positive reinforcement. It was really strange to watch, but the kids mostly seemed to respond well to it. But the teachers had to be the most patient saintly people ever. There is no way I would be able to remain that calm with so many children.
I knew so many people in college like this. And I went to a really big state college too, not a private christian college or anything. 2 of my roommates had promised God that they wouldn’t kiss a boy till they were married, and they knew some many other people who had done the same. They even went to a public proposal type situation where the couple had never kissed, I think they actually had their first kiss after she said yes. My non “no-kiss” roommate who went said it was the most awkward thing she had ever seen. Oh and one of the ‘no-kiss’ roommates had a gentleman caller who told me one time that network television was evil and he seriously only ever watched cartoons, like actual disney cartoons. A 20 year old dude. It was really strange.
Yeah, that’s the reason I took so long to start Doctor Who too…I didn’t know where to start. But they rebooted the series in 2005, so the 2005 “series one” is where I started. They kind of introduce the major things, and I just wiki’ed the things it seemed like I should know more about. They have series 1-5 of the reboot on the UK netflix…have they started netflix in Germany yet?
Maybe I’ll check out the Spanish Rosetta Stone. I actually took 4 years of Spanish in high school, but my pronunciation and vocabulary are shameful and the older I get the more I wished I’d actually tried to learn it in high school.
Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones are on my to do list. I’m working through Doctor Who now and I’m pretty happy I waited to start watching it.
So does that mean the Rosetta Stone disks don’t work well? I was considering trying to work on my Spanish, you know, take advantage of the time off work.
The only tv I remember from my trip to Frankfurt was a lot of Family Guy in German. I’m not particularly a fan of Family Guy in English, but it relies so much on pop culture references that I really don’t understand how it can be appealing in German. I also hear that they have a lot of “Big Bang Theory” there (it’s on all the time here in the UK too) so I’m just generally super offended by the tv that they choose to export. And yes, Dean is the absolute worst!
We should start our own European-living monsters club!
A very uneventful day for me. I can’t even remember anything that happened, other than the fact that stupid 5* changed the time that Gilmore Girls comes on AGAIN! I think this is the 4th time it’s changed since I moved here last spring. How am I supposed to keep up with a 10 year old tv show if you keep changing your schedule, stupid tv channel? But seriously, it’s the only good thing on all afternoon and now it’s on during my coffee time.
I feel you on the time difference thing. Have you considered lovely Scotland in October? I hear it’s supposed to be great. And by “I hear” I mean that I keep telling myself it won’t be that bad or that cold or that grey already in October, right?!?
I just did a somewhat similar move to a place where I don’t know anyone, and for me i’ve been able to deal with it so far (haven’t lived through a winter yet!) by joining things. It sounds kinda dorky, but I looked up a bunch of clubs and classes and stuff before I moved and have been trying them out one by one in order to meet people. It’s worked out mostly well so far. I’ve met lots of people in the American group, the ones with mostly local have been kind of a bust so far, nice people but no “hey let’s go grab a coffee” friends yet. I’m pretty shy so I had to set myself a goal at the first thing I went to to make just one friend, meet just one person that will make you want to go to a second thing. And I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone a bit too….I even signed up for this really hippy dance class because I knew a few of the people doing it, despite the fact that I can’t dance at all. So I’d suggest trying to find clubs in your area, maybe something like a college alumni group or something where you have some commonality. Maybe sign up for a class, like cooking or photography or yoga or join a book club or something. Oh and in my experience I’ve found that life can be pretty good when you have a job you like with people that you like, despite what your personal life might be like. So if you think the job situation is going to be good and make you happy, then you can get through a few bad months before you meet new ppl.
It was mostly an uneventful day. No nutella but I think I’ve finally found the motivation to start working on a paper for my former job, so that hopefully my former job will turn into my future job when I get back to the states. Also, I’ve decided that since I’m living in the UK I may as well give in and watch Doctor Who or whatever. I watched the first episode of the reboot (I guess…this whole 50 years thing confuses me) and it was pretty good. Hmm…I hope this doesn’t affect my paper writing…..
You should totally look her up. I had a similar situation in h.s. except that I was the girlfriend! My enemy ended up going to the same university as me and we became very good friends. I think it actually freaked out people that we knew from back home. One time some random chick from h.s. came up to her and tried to gossip about me and she sorta flipped out on the chick.
I remember being really upset that the church I got married at made you get pre-approval of all music before the ceremony. My mom tried to defend the church by saying that some people choose crazy music for their wedding and she used the example of a high school classmate of hers that had “You Ain’t Nothing But a Houndog” play when he entered the church but I think now we have a way better example.
My day kinda sucked. Someone stole 60 pounds out of my wallet and the only 2 options for who could have done it are both shitty options. Other than that I guess my day wasn’t that bad. I did have to babysit a friend’s kid for several hours and y’all 2 year olds just don’t quit. At one point he was standing on my coffee table trying to somehow both pull a bike up there with him while also trying to jump onto the couch at the same time. Oh and I ordered my favorite sandwich at my lunch place and I think they forgot it on the grill because it was kinda burned and all of the cheese had puddled outside of the sandwich. So I was basically just eating hard toast with the essence of brie.
Flanny! There’s a documentary on over here tonight about 1D super fans and like the new face of fandom in the twitter age or something. So basically all week they’ve been airing commercials (adverts?) of screaming girls and girls writing Louis/Harry fanfic and hating each other for having iphone photos with the guys. And these girls like find out what hotel the guys are staying at and then just go rent rooms in the same hotel so that maybe they will run into them. They interviewed 2 of the girls on the UK version of the Today Show yesterday, and accidentially mentioned that 1D would be on the program next week and these girls flipped. I’m pretty sure they went and hid in the bathroom afterwards to wait till next week. Anyway, maybe you can find it somehow in the US. Ok I just looked it up, it has a super creative title “Crazy about One Direction”.
I’ve never been to LA so this might be a stupid question….but why would Michael Jackson’s death affect traffic on the freeways? Like, I get that traffic by maybe the news station, morgue, hospital, his house or whatever could be screwed. Do I just not understand the geography of LA?