June 29

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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 28

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1. Margarita’s! This is the home of my favorite salsa. Their tacos are pretty darn tasty, too.

2. Spin-Off Magazine. I received my summer copy today and am now inspired to go dig out all my spinning supplies and go nuts with the fiber.

3. Kindle for Android. The app to read Kindle books on my Android finally came out today! It’ll just have to keep me going until I can afford to get an actual Kindle.

June 27

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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

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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.

Also?

YOU ARE AN ANGRY ELF!

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

June 24

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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

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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.