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Happiest of happies to [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, the only Pisces whose birthday was not gobbled from my Treo by the palmsync gremlins. (Apparently they like fish... Who knew?)
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[livejournal.com profile] walbourn will probably get a kick out of this: When geeks attack word problems!
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Once I finish this cup, I'm out of my favorite tea. [staple hand to forehead]

We watched a semi driver wander out of his lane and clip the mirror of a Metro bus on the drive to work. I saw my first robin of the year this morning, so spring can't be far behind. And [livejournal.com profile] walbourn's cat gifted me with three puddles of regurgitated kibble when I went to check on her this morning, reminding me why I prefer dogs.

Maybe I'll be less boring when I've had more caffeine...
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I wimped out on the Yule party at [livejournal.com profile] tylik and [livejournal.com profile] craigp's place last night, due mostly to tiredness and (perhaps caused by) impending sinus woe. Last night was also my final opportunity to get anything together for the company food drive for Northwest Harvest, so I spent my evening cleaning out the pantry instead of curling up with a fluffy dog and a good book.

It was a good thing, too - I came across a heretofore undiscovered cache of mouse-chewed dry goods, hidden by a stack of soup cans. Much swearing occurred as I wiped up the detritus of rice grains, powdered soup mix, and spilled pasta. Alas, the WaMu pasta [livejournal.com profile] datavore received from [livejournal.com profile] vixyish was a casualty in the [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana War On Rodents - both bags were completely empty. A moment of silence, please...

So, yeah. Food drive. Our office does a Development-vs-Operations competition for the food drive every year, and in recent years it's really escalated. Last year's haul was over a ton - 2241 pounds, to be exact. This year, we lined both sides of the hallway with 3ft stacks of bags, boxes, and canned goods. I wouldn't be surprised if we edged closer to 2 tons (and accelerated metal fatigue in the support structure of the floor in the process).

I have somewhat mixed feelings on the subject of charitable donations. Cash is certainly more efficient - charities get special deals, can buy in bulk, and generally get $.40 more out of every dollar than Joe Consumer could for the same products. But if you donate a can of beans, chances are someone can't embezzle it to buy Elvis memorabilia. You also have something concrete, an object to hand over, and to some people that "feels" more like giving.

In other news, I'm wearing my chanukwanzayulemas gift from [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, the Best. T-shirt. Evar. And either I've gotten more efficient or the holiday slowdown finally appears to be hitting the office; I've spent more time webslacking today than in the last two weeks combined.

What're you doing? ENTERTAIN ME.
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As many of you have heard already, on Thursday night there was a sneak preview of Serenity, the Firefly movie. I managed to finagle six tickets to the showing in Portland, and dragged along [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, [livejournal.com profile] hollyking, [livejournal.com profile] hollyqueen, [livejournal.com profile] bientot, and [livejournal.com profile] phedboi into my world of obsessive squeeing fandom. And the show was very nearly perfect (aside from some technical difficulties in the projection room). There were lot of surprises, and many questions were answered, but not in such a way as to preclude future movies/series from being made.

Buy, rent, or borrow the series DVDs, watch them in order, and go see the movie when it comes out in September. You won't be sorry.

And I know I promised no spoilers, but I must confess: River is made of chocolate. Jayne has a creamy filling. And if you ask me for spoilers, you can pretty much guarantee I'm going to lie to you. At least until the film comes out on DVD. THIS MEANS YOU, [livejournal.com profile] datavore!!!

Teen Love

Feb. 28th, 2005 01:15 pm
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In my change from Sunday brunch with [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, I received the following missives, each written in the margins of a $5 bill:
Jessica is smittened by Matt S! What a hottie! I just wanna bone him because he's really cute. Screw his GF... I love her butt screw her! Matt is real cute if you catch my drift. Jessica ((me)) is so smittened by him.. how sad. I'm gonna get my mac on. Just loose it!

Avenas Loves Jacobs!!! SAWEET!!! February 26, 2005! Me and that kid will bone! Unless he goes for London whos totally hot but she sucks hardcore! Avena Loves Jacob 4-ever!!!


Who knew that teen love could be so eloquently expressed by grammatically-deficient defacement of US currency? Abraham Lincoln would be so proud.
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[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: I had subway for lunch, so non-sammichy is good :>
[livejournal.com profile] loree: i had gyros for lunch, so non-sammichy non-greek is good
[livejournal.com profile] loree: any interest in cooking, at either my place or yours?
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: Grilling I'd go for.
[livejournal.com profile] loree: ok
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: You aren't into steak, so chicken?
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: Or do you want to try fish?
[livejournal.com profile] loree: OSTRICH
[livejournal.com profile] loree: DODO
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: Puppy?
[livejournal.com profile] loree: SPOTTED OWL
[livejournal.com profile] loree: ELVIS
[livejournal.com profile] loree: eww, that's not riiiiiight
*** You have been disconnected. Tue Jun 22 16:46:25 2004.
[livejournal.com profile] loree: god is punishing me for suggesting barbecued elvis
[livejournal.com profile] loree: he makes my im session reconnect
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: Elvis might be doing it directly :>
[livejournal.com profile] loree: i am a sinner and i should repent
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: or each more pb & bannana sammiches in His name.
[livejournal.com profile] loree: i should get on my knees and flog myself with a sequined jumpsuit in His Holy Name
[livejournal.com profile] loree: oh, wait, that was last ni...never mind
[livejournal.com profile] walbourn: Hon, is your blood-sugar crashing?
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