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16 July 2007 @ 07:58 pm
 
Slugs. Why did it have to be slugs?

There are few things I find as all-encompassingly icky as slugs. Those big hairy fast scurrying centipedes rank just above, but other than that? VERY few things. I went out to water the yarrow and clip the dead blooms, and lo! there were slugs all over the plant!!!. And by all over, I mean there were three. Still, I made an appallingly girly sound and then VERY BRAVELY flicked them off of the yarrow with a twig. They didn't go far - just fell over onto the ground. Thing is, I'm not too keen on killing them, I just want them away from my yarrow and most definitely away from me.

*shudder*


In happier (but sort of boring 'details of my everyday life which you may want to - and feel free to - skip') news, I went to kickboxing on Sunday after having missed an entire frackin' week. It was brutally difficult, but I am determined to get back on track. Diet wise, too, since I ate rather poorly most of that week and then very badly on Saturday. adrienne429 and aranturas came over for a cookout; Don's mom was there, too, to break in our new patio furniture that she very generously helped finance. I made lemon-garlic shrimp, garlic-barbecue chicken skewers, grilled squash (the yellow squash came from my garden. woooo!) and whole wheat pasta salad. Oh, and of course, since my oven remains stubbornly unhealed, I had to make a dessert that did not require baking. Enter the chocolate ricotta icebox cake. *trumpet fanfare* I can say this since it wasn't my own recipe: that cake was absurdly yummy.

After, we all (save for Mom) went to see OoTP. I sort of really, really loved it, much to my surprise. More on that in a later post. Maybe. Oh, but the real point of mentioning the movie excursion was to say I ate my body weight in buttered popcorn. I am made of... not win, to be sure... What's that other word?*

Start taunting me now, folks, lest I try to skip out of kickboxing tomorrow. I don't get in shape now, I'll never play Jade in the Kyle Rayner GL movie! what? it could happen.




*raisins!
 
 
I feel: stressedstressed
 
 
 
Kel: Susan Deathladyjoust on July 17th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
It was working and then it wasn't and then it was and now it isn't again. But it's old and crappy and we've been meaning to replace it from the day we moved in 2+ years ago, so really - The Time Has Come.

We're going shopping this weekend.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on July 17th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I used to sell large appliances, so you may want to review this old post before you shop. Feel free to ping me on AIM with any questions.

(And yes, I ran into many of the dumber sounding issues on a regular basis, largely because people tend to replace appliances when they move, sometimes making the arrangements before they have moved in, and often they don't know. They don't think about checking stuff, after all, how often do most people buy a new stove?