June 29

1. Sleep. I got enough sleep the night before and it made all the difference in the world.

2. Lisa Klepas. I may or may not have read an entire book in one day.

3. Houlihan’s. While the service was terrible, the food wasn’t. I also became mayor on FourSquare, which gets me all of nothing. :-)

June 27

1. Kickball. Oh please, like I actually played. No, I went and sat with my friend and watched her husband and another friend plan. I have plans to return with soda and popsicles.

2. Yarn Shop and More. I stopped by Sunday afternoon and has a nice time browsing the selection and knitting at the table. It’s always nice to meet other knitters who swear like I do.

3. Direction. The map in my head is getting better as the years go by. Shan’t say more, I may jinx myself.

June 26

1. Air Conditioning. If the air conditioning in my apartment were ever to go out, I would be a whimpering, sweating bitch.

(I lied. I would be camping out on your couch, waiting for the repairman to show up at my place.)

2. Bowling. Last night was bowling with my Twitter friends. We had a good time, though the crowd was a little smaller than usual this time. It was kind of nice not to be bouncing around between five lanes so I can say hi to everyone.

3. IHOP. We had fun at bowling, but the best time to be had was the after-bowling IHOP trip. We got there just in time for the after-bar crowd and it was glorious. A wide variety of people dressed up in ill-fitting or unattractive clothing, drunk, douche-y and dumb. If you enjoy people-watching (and eavesdropping), there is no better way to spend the 2:00 AM hour.



(Seriously, I can’t make this shit up. I’ve tried.)

June 24

1. Cupcakes from Takes the Cake Bakery. Renee offered up sample boxes on FaceBook yesterday and so I ordered one. I received a dozen cupcakes; three each of lemon, red velvet, yellow with chocolate frosting and grasshopper. Being a diligent sampler (and a bit of a cupcake lover), I tried all four flavors. They were all wonderful! I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to order cupcakes from Renee. I may even share next time.

2. Gym. I am 98% certain that I will be signing up for a shiny new gym membership this weekend. Yay! I even saw they offer a Zumba class, which is something I’ve been wanting to check out.

3. Apartment hunting. I’ve started casually looking for new apartments. I still like my complex, but my apartment is starting to drive me nuts. The floors slope like crazy and I don’t think there’s a single room where something isn’t tilted funny.

There are two problems with the moving idea. The first is that I am saving money for a trip and moving and saving money are mutually exclusive. The second is that I am concerned that my friends and family will laugh until they hurt and then turn me down if I ask for help moving for the third year in a row. I suspect I need to work on my bribing and bartering techniques.

June 23

1. Spaz. She basically put herself to bed tonight. Handy!

2. Laundry. I needed laundry quarters and along came Mike who wanted to get rid of a pocketful of change.

3. American Vampire. I’ve been reading a new graphic novel (sounds fancier than comic book) written by Stephen King, Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque. It’s about a new breed of vampire that starts up in (shocker!) America. They’ve got some fun twists going on and it’s a split story–first you read about Pearl, who is adjusting to being a vampire and then you read about Skinner Sweet’s back story.