April 16th, 2005



I think I've lost my capacity for spicy food somewhere... wish I could find it. I've had a stomach ache and have been up since around 5 am. I drank some milk, which helped a little, but honestly? Not much. Probably should've had the milk last night instead of this morning, but oh well.


Had dinner with djstorm last night, which was nice, but I got that same soup (different place), the tom yum gong soup, which is a spicy soup w/ shrimp and mushrooms and other stuff, and today, got the stomach ache. (It's remotely possible there's something in these versions of it which I'm allergic to, but the reaction this time was different from last time. I also didn't eat the mushrooms this time. So I dunno.)

Man, I'm wiped out. Been alternating between lying on my bed, uncomfortable, and sitting here in my chair, uncomfortable. (And sitting on the toilet, uncomfortable, but I'll leave that right there.) Wish I knew what happened, never used to have this problem. Or maybe it really is something in that soup. Guess I won't be ordering that again.
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    uncomfortable uncomfortable


So, what with all of my free 2-day shipping from Amazon, and my spring cleaning ponderings, I've been starting to think about buying new clothes and throwing out and/or donating a lot of my old stuff. (I'll donate what they'll take, shirts, pants, etc. but no one wants holes with socks in them* or 5 year old pairs of used underwear, I'm guessing.) I've still got clothes left over from... sometime around high school, or at least my college years (year). And the sad thing? I threw out a whole pile of stuff when I moved to Brooklyn.
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    Ben Folds - annie waits
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To-do list

Crazy day today, must do many things.

Here we go:
  • Go to bank, deposit check. (Found over $600 worth of checks to deposit! That's good - but it's bad, because I only got one of them this week, the rest were old. D'oh.)
  • Go to bookstore, purchase book.* (Poppy Z. Brite, Liquor. I'll get the sequel, Prime, on Amazon, it's good.)
  • Go to post office, see if my PO Box is still valid or if they closed it for non-payment. (Sigh. I totally forgot about it.) (Still open! Will post details!)
  • Buy and eat lunch!
  • If I go really crazy, buy new socks (and maybe other clothes too, but I really want new socks).
  • Hair cut? (This list is officially insane now. But I'm starting to resemble my icon.)
  • Spring cleaning part one: get together old stuff for donating and/or throwing out. (Done with part one - got rid of the excess clothes, threw away a lot of magazines and papers, etc.! Still working, but honestly, got more done already than I had expected.)
  • Help mom with a few things (maybe? not sure if she still needs it...) (Talked to her, everything's good.)
  • Watch Left of the Dial, the Air America documentary on HBO. (Ok, this isn't exactly important.) (Good show! Someone remind me to post about it later.)
  • Watch more tv. (This is not a good sign.) (Ok, enough of that. Can't take sitting in front of the tv any longer.)
  • Fill out rebate forms! Money! (Whee, $40 back, in 8... weeks... sigh.)
  • Go running. (This is dependent on my stomach actually feeling good enough that I trust going for a run.)
  • Learn to ride a bike. (Nope, still don't know. But at least now I have a bike. This is not, incidentally, probably a realistic goal for a list of stuff to finish today.)
  • Pick a place for brunch tomorrow.

Ok, so I'm setting the bar low. Shut up. I'll add more things later**. *cough*

* - Amazingly, Amazon has been getting more aggressive with its book pricing - even with my 10% off at B&N, it's still cheaper for me to get most stuff from Amazon. Crazy. But then you have to wait 2 days (or more, if you're not cool enough to be an Amazon Prime member) for the stuff to arrive. But... I want a new book to read, and I've got a coupon for an extra 10% off or whatever, which will... well, basically bring it to the same level as Amazon. Yeah, well, I'll get it today.

** - See? Up to -four- things on my list already! It's out of control!

Update: Did stuff! Doing stuff! Being productive! Crazy.


Well, the good news is that I'm feeling a bit better. Had a tuna sub for lunch, drank some OJ, got some of the stuff I wanted to get done done. So that's all good. Been watching tv, but I'm getting a bit antsy - I think I'm going to get back to work, I want to get some of this shit cleared out. It's killing me, all this old crap laying around.

Sigh. A little lonely, wish I had some company (my dad could count, depending on the situation, but with his gout flaring up he's couch-ridden, and honestly, I've spent way too much time with him over the past couple of years - watched some tv with him, now I'm done, want someone else to spend some time with). I also feel frustrated - so much stuff I want to get done, no time to do it. Blarg.

Maybe I'll do the rebate forms while I watch with him, and then once I'm done with those, start on the clearing-out process. Hmmm. That sounds good.

I need to take stock after I've cleared out some stuff and figure out what I need - more storage places, mainly, or at least a better use of them. I just need to put shit away, and get out some step-stools so I can use the higher-up storage areas I've got. If I actually put everything away, and get rid of the stuff I don't use, I might have enough room to put away the rest of it and reclaim some of my room. Ooh, exciting. Step two, of course, is to get my dad to do the same... that, though, is going to be a much, much, much, much bigger challenge.
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    Jason Wade - You Belong To Me