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I can't believe I haven't updated since the 14th.

Happy Long Night/Solstice to all! (While I myself celebrate Christmas, I have no problem with those who celebrate other winter holidays!)

I've started working out again, and it's starting to show. However, I haven't been counting calories at all, so I'm still up in actual pounds, but at least my clothes are fitting well again. Sheesh, what laziness can do to a body! After the holidays I'll get back on the calorie-counting wagon again. Maybe I can finally shed the last 35 pounds (or so, since I gained some back this year).

Pet peeve: Why can't they make labels out of the same material as the rest of the shirt?!? I've had to chop the tags out of more than half my clothes because my skin is so sensitive to those scratchy fabrics! Then add the ones who sew the scratchy, sharp tags right into the seam, so when you do cut them out, you end up with a torn seam! ARGH!!!

I am almost through with watching Arrested Development season one, so I hope someone bought me season two and three. :) I want to spend some of my Christmas money on new boots, but I have some other expenses I have to think of, so I don't know if it's going to happen. I think I might take my day off next week and drive up to Cowtown Boots, the best Western Wear outlet store in the world, except it's a many miles trip (up at I-17 and Thunderbird, which isn't really that far in miles, but in traffic it's astounding).

All Christmas presents are bought except for something for rahirah's mom, who is most difficult to buy for since she's not really actively collecting anything much anymore.

The new hours are okay to work, but are making things tough for trips to the bank and the post office. I have the rest of this year's presents for tiirz and edgedancer, but I haven't wrapped them yet--I sent last year's presents and one of this year's already, though, so they have something to open this year. :) I have a check from my Uncle Bob that has to get to the bank, but if I can, I may have to wait until next week when I have Thursday off and can get there during banking hours.

I have now chopped out 50,000 words, so my anti-NaNoWriMo task is complete; I still have about 100,000 words to go. I have no idea how I'm going to do it. However, the general structure of Book Two has now changed slightly, since so much of Ring of Fire has been moved...

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fenchurche
Dec. 22nd, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
Pet peeve: Why can't they make labels out of the same material as the rest of the shirt?!? I've had to chop the tags out of more than half my clothes because my skin is so sensitive to those scratchy fabrics! Then add the ones who sew the scratchy, sharp tags right into the seam, so when you do cut them out, you end up with a torn seam! ARGH!!!

Oh, I'm right there with you... I've had to abandon shirts that I love because I couldn't find a way around the stupid tag. I love one of the recent trends in t-shirts where they've started printing the "tag" right on the shirt.
wildrider
Dec. 23rd, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
Well, I will cut them out and end up having to sew up the seam -- a pain, but not nearly as annoying as scratchy tags. Some of those ones with the printed tags are tricksy, though -- they put a sewn-in tag down in the side seam!
typographer
Dec. 22nd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
What are the new hours, if I may be so nosy? Feel free to send it in e-mail.

I have been trying not to worry about how long it's been since I heeard from either of you.
wildrider
Dec. 23rd, 2005 12:45 am (UTC)
We've both been here on LJ, and I know you read 'em! :)

I'm working 8:45 to 5, which means when I work out, I leave around 6:45 and get home at 5:30 or so.

typographer
Dec. 23rd, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
You both last posted on the 14th… that's all I was referring to. :P
wildrider
Dec. 23rd, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ah! I hadn't realized Barb's last post was the 14th, too. :) I've been TRYING to stay up with my friends' page, but I'm lucky to keep up with the posts, not the dates. ;)

Thank you, sweetie. :)
nutmeg3
Dec. 23rd, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
I was wondering where you'd gotten to! I love the concept of anti-Na-no-Wri-Mo, and congrats on the progress you've made.

PS - When I come visit (whenever that may be), can we go to Cowtown Boots? Please please pleeeeeease?
wildrider
Dec. 23rd, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
And of course, it meant I haven't been able to do more than skim through friends' posts, too (meaning no replies!). I've been hanging around, just busy!

The words get pared away apace. I'm down to 240,196 words. Whew!

I always enjoy going to Cowtown. :) The one up at Thunderbird is the big one--there's a smaller branch down in Scottsdale, which is closer and easier to get to (close to work, that is), but it doesn't have half the selection. I still mourn the loss of the Shepler's outlet that was real close to my office.
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