this just got…interessstinggg…

mccain’s VP pick is a woman. is he trying to lure in the hillary voters? if he kicks the bucket while in office (which is entirely plausible), we’d have a woman prez – something some republican people i know definitely DON’T want.

either way you vote, a minority is going to be in the highest held political office yet. about dang time.

a meme!

stolen from  ! i’d cut this, but i can’t get it to work for some reason. sorry!

1. He’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
how it’s made, alton brown

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
blue cheese

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like?
hmmm……..i can’t think of any

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?
gin and tonic or a shot of patron

5. Where did he go to high school?
indus

6. What size shoe does he wear?
10W

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
outdated computer parts

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
a ham sammich

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?
a ham sammich

10. What is his favourite cereal?
he doens’t eat much cereal, but if he’s faced with an ultimatum, he’ll eat pretty much anything

11. What would he never wear?
anything preppy

12. What is his favourite sports team?
doesn’t watch much sports, but he’ll root for the twins and the vikings

13. Who will he vote for?
no one

14. Who is his best friend?
me, 🙁

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do?
chew gum loudly

16. How many states has he lived in?
MN and ND

17. What is his heritage?
he’s a mutt of scandanavian and irish descent

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
carrott cake with cream cheese frosting

19. Did he play sports in high school?
hockey and football i believe

20. What could he spend hours doing?
play WoW 🙁

slowly but surely

i am done painting colors for now, i think. i painted the bedroom a light sagey green, the bathroom is something called borough brown, and it’s kind of a golden brown color. the wall around the kitchen window is RED. haha! i got my red. if there is one more thing i will paint a color, it is the wall opposite the kitchen, and i will paint it kind of a yellow color. other than that, i got a gallon of paint to match the current color of my walls so i can touch up where i had to spackle and cover the dirt and stuff. hopefully that’ll work.

i’d post pics of the paint, but the pics really don’t do it justice. it just looks really icky. once i get everythin unpacked, i’ll take pics on a sunny day and hope that they turn out okay.

the downstairs bathroom is done except for the handle in the door, which i have to cut out the little doohickey for the plate to fit. that’s kind of annoying.

the dishwasher sounds like it’s going to die. that won’t be good. anyway, it’s late and i should go to bed.

table for two

i love my dining room table. i love the color, the fact that it’s bar height, the look of the chairs. it’s sturdy and has some scratches, a true look of a loved table. i got it three years ago at kmart for $250, pretty reasonable for a good set of table and chairs. it’s pretty and every time i look at it, i congratulate myself for an excellent purchase.

and tonight for the first time ever, nate and i sat down and ate supper at it.

pretty sad, eh?

a dictionary i ain't

so i get this comment on an entry of mine about a word i used – “disenfranchised” – when in fact i meant to use the word “disenchanted”. now i’ve heard these two words used interchangeably, but apparently they mean two different things, which i think a lot of people must not know. (me included, i guess.) contrary to popular belief, i don’t have the dictionary memorized; i do, however, know how to use a comma correctly now and then. 😉

anyhow, mr. rude left me a comment telling me to quit house hunting and find a dictionary and use it. since mr. rude commented anonymousely anonymously (OMG what a typo),  i did an IP search, and mr. rude is from “washington DC”. while i won’t put it past random people from random parts of the country commenting on my LJ, i also wouldn’t put it past some regular readers of mine to comment anon through an anon IP service.

so, mr. rude, i’m glad you decided to comment and forced me to look up the meaning of disenfranchise. now i’m wondering if i’m not the only person who would make this mistake with the word disenfranchise. here’s the sentence i used it in: “i’m disenfranchised with house hunting right now.” what would you say the meaning of disenfranchise is? and no cheating!

the move

i am so sick of packing. ugh. today i took 4 huge bags of sheets/blankets/clothes to goodwill, along with some books, computer games (circa windows 95), a lamp, and two cd holders. i’m giving a tv stand to jane and a microwave cart to liz. as you can see, i’m trying to downsize. perhaps doing so will lessen the amount of stuff i have to move, but it sure doesn’t seem like it. so friday we close, clean, and paint the bedroom, then saturday we’re moving a bunch of crapola, then sunday more cleaning/painting. i’m thinking of taking monday off, but i’d have to take floating holiday or sick time. i only have 3 hrs. of vacation. ugh. ok, that is all.

plugs

2 more shirts i submitted to woot.

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=19951

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=19952