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My new icon makes me laugh.

I am happy to report that I am not coffee-less this morning. I stroked my coffee mug, to let it know that I would never let go. (But if I did, I would brusquely bark out under a waterfall "I will find you!") and there's your random romantic adventure movie quote quota for the day.

Did anyone catch one of the Olympic announcers (oh my god, will they just SHUT UP for a few minutes and let me WATCH?) state that the guys swimming in the 800 had "lactate" building in their muscles? Um, you meant LACTIC ACID, right? (Lactate is either breast milk or a SALT left over from lactic acid, not the actual acid itself. I do like to think that Michael Phelps is doping on breast milk. Wait, no I don't, ewwwww.)

Also, I read in one of these flippin' Twilight books "dust moats." And I'm thinking, how will that protect the castle? Sure, it'll be slow crossing, like marching on fine sand, but you'd eventually cross. Carl Sagan is officially spinning in his grave. [/nerd alert!]

Oooh, harmonyfb: I have an article I need to send you about a new fiber mill here in Texas (just outside of Austin.) I'll scan it and email it to you later. <-- saying it outloud so I don't forget. I saved it while you were on vacation.

I took my sis and her fiance to Ikea yesterday. I could move in there and be happy. I now want to completely re-do my kitchen and bathrooms with their products and pretend I'm Scandinavian with a name like Signilda or Thyrrni and six feet tall and blonde and riding a scooter. *meep meep!*

Alright, enough procrastinating. Confidential to both crazydiamondsue and kita0610: it'll be okay. *hugs* Two different connotations for you both, but you know what I mean.



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Aug. 14th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
OK, I am six feet tall, but I ain't blonde, only swedish.... ;-D I love IKEA to, oh hell yes... *nods* Also, I think those names were popular... like... during the medevial times? ;-D *is highly amused* For the record, my real name is Emma, one of the most common names in Sweden. Less fun. :-P

Only thing with the Olympics that is annoying me is that I missed the opening cermony... That is annoying. I just had to work that night. Buh. :-(
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
You are half a foot taller than me! Woe. Hahahaha, I purposely chose names that were ridiculous, natch. I had a roommate in college who was from China, and she chose the name "Doris" to be her name in the states because it sounded so "normal American." (I didn't have the heart to tell her that no one has used that name since the 1930s or so.)

Oh no! The Opening Ceremony was so wonderful! I'm sure it's out on a torrent site, though! ...can you watch it on any websites like nbc.com, or is it blocked because you're overseas?
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
I have been hunting on YouTube, but no luck. :-( They even have a channel there for Olympics stuff, but I can't see it since I am in the wrong country. Well, damm. :-( Hmm... I haven't tried any torrent-site though. Probably should. Thanx for the tip!
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
So, actually - lactate is the same thing as lactic acid, or almost. It refers to the salt form of the acid. (Other examples - glutamic acid, or glutamate). They are often used interchangeably.

Totes agree with you on the commentators. WHY WON'T THEY STOP TALKING??
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
...annnd I just realized that you already mentioned the salt thing. Reading comprehension FTL :(

Still, the two are really frequently used for each other, at least medically.
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
...they *are* used interchangeably? Because I've not heard that until the announcer said that. Hmmm. Since you're in the medical profession, I'll take your word on it.

But OH MY GOD, will they just shut up and let me WATCH?? (I hate all the "let's get to know the *real* athlete" vignettes, too. I just want to watch the competitions, bah!
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
"dust moats". Hahahahaha.

I remember reading Sagan's musings on the mote of dust when it was first published, and I cried. So thanks for making me cry again. THANKS A LOT.
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
DUST MOATS. Most ineffective castle protection EVAH.

HAHAHAHA. You are welcome! *cuts onions under your nose, too*
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
"Dust moats." I think I found one of those when I was cleaning out my closet yesterday. It's battlements were no match for my Eureka Mighty Mite. *hugs HEPA filter tight*

Glad to hear that you and the coffee have been reunited a la Peaches & Herb and Last of the Mohicans. You crack me up.

Edited at 2008-08-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Men! They may have fortified this fortress with particulates finer than the eye can see, they may have swept under all the easements in the Kingdom, but they'll never

(Oh my god, how much do I love my Dyson? Almost more than my kids. Almost that much.)

*puts on slow jamz and grooves with my baby coffee*
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
*facepalm* Its battlements. Jesus Louise. Sorry. *injects coffee directly into vein* Ahhhh. *cues up Barry White*

Mothers need their vacuum cleaners, yo. Almost as much as coffee.
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
COFFEE FTW!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm about to throw out my tv. (Not for real, just metaphorically speaking)

I lvoe our atheletes, but Canada STILL hasn't even one a single medal!
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, Canada.... I've been cheering them on! I actually hate it when the US dominates in the Olympics. *cough* Usually when someone powerful like Russia boycotts, or something.

GO CANADA, GOD DAMNIT! *ties the Kenyan marathoner's laces together*
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
We *should* get something on Sunday with the rowers. *prays*
Aug. 14th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
:D They had a fifteen minute short on Phelps' diet the other night. Which... okay, I get it, but GO BACK TO THE SWIMMING PLEASE! (I don't like all the commentary.)
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
It must be hard to swim across a dust moat. Very sneezy.

The commentators have been mock worthy this Olympics. My mom and I spent last night laughing constantly at the swim and men's gymnastics commentators. They talk just to speak it seems.
Aug. 14th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
They are TOTALLY speaking to fill in the blanks. I get enough of that with my kids, I don't need it on the TV, too.
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Coffee-less? I actually gasped when I read that!

I now have to backread to find out why you were coffee-less! brb!
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Okay, back! That totally happens to Mr. Nous sometimes, and he is SO SAD even the night before (because he always sets up the coffee maker ahead of time) knowing the first thing he'll do in the am is not *drink* coffee but go purchase coffee. Aww!

And now I want to go to IKEA. This morning after taking my friend out for breakfast, she mentioned she needed a new chair for her apartment, and Mr. Nous boggled as we spent three hours chattering over furniture websites and discussing options. \o/
Aug. 14th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
*clings to you* Your gasp went straight to my soul, J. (It was awful. I was actually sick to my stomach my head ached so bad. Addiction, what?)

Oooooooh, I love Ikea. I'm on their website right now thinking of lighting options for my bedroom. <3 <3 <3 I can spend HOURS talking about that stuff, yes! Oh my goodness, I was moaning with need over the drawer inserts for the bathroom to hold EVERYTHING. As in, here's a drawer for makeup (tube style for one, flat compacts have another, brushes yet another!) and some specialty hooks for hair driers and curling irons, etc. etc. So neat and tidy and a place for everything!! *longs*

(My fave part of Ikea is all the "here's how you can comfortably live in 377 square feet of living space!" set ups. THAT is how you live in NYC, am I right? Smart smart storage so you don't go nutso.)
Aug. 15th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Drawer inserts rock! I sometimes end up kinda making my own for desks/bathroom/dresser drawers, from very nice boxes (like a pretty box in which a scented candle came, for example, or using a longer perfume bottle box for bras or something), but having them all sorted in the shapes you want sounds awesome!

Oh, yeah -- some people are incredibly clever with the storage solutions. But most people are just, uh, crammed in their spaces. :D When we finally watched all s2 of 30 Rock, one of my favorite lines is when Liz Lemmon says, "I thought I could turn my laundry and newspaper recycling pile into a nursery!" Because totally, we all had a pile like that (and you think, "I could practically make this into an office if I just built up!"
Aug. 14th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
I think Ikea must be piping some sort of special Swedish mind-altering stuff because I don't even LIKE the clean, blond, modern, spare look and I want this stuff. And the funny ice trays, because star-shaped ice just makes things taste better.

But do pass the meatballs, nom nom.

I loooove your icon.

Specifically, I want to choose the coolest "here's how you can live in x amount of space' and move in, and have all my stuff be from Ikea so I won't have to pack. I guess I could make clothes out of bedsheets and stuff. Do you think they have wireless?

Edited at 2008-08-14 07:36 pm (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
I never wanted that stuff in my home, either, but since I started redecorating my bedroom... That's exactly how I'm going and it's spreading through the house. :) Surfaces! I've missed surfaces.

They have puzzle-piece ice cube trays! And bottle shaped ice cube trays!
Aug. 14th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
*hugs back hard*
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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