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In which I sum up

This has been a very strange week.

There was hardly any mail all week, which includes a surprisingly small Monday, so we spent a lot of the week partying (we had two anniversaries this week - our Company gives a free breakfast or lunch to the unit of anyone celebrating one of the major ones - five, ten, fifteen, etc.) and talking.

I appear to have lost a couple more pounds, depending on which scale I stand on - at the gym, it dropped me to 161 pounds on Thursday, although the one at home is somewhat less encouraging. Still, Monday is my informal "official" weigh-in on the scale in the medical office at work (fully clothed), so that's what I'll go by.

Every so often when I'm entering stuff on a website like this one, or bulletin board, etc., every time I use a single quote (say, for the contraction above "I am"), it kicks me to a "find" search in a frame around the window. My arrow keys also don't (just did it again) when it's (and again) in this mode. I don't know what causes it, and I do not know how to correct it. It is extremely annoying, so I had best stop using contractions until I figure it out. But the bad word processor in me NEEDS my arrow keys.

Right now I'm making tszatsziki (I can't remember if that's how it's spelled... hey, it turned off. I opened another window and closed it, and now contractions work. I wish I knew what caused that), I baked a little torte, and I'm planning on frying cheese (ala ad_kay). We'll have some of the fruit we bought today, some crackers, a nice little spread.

Last night we went to Border's and I spent $30 buying FOUR (4) magazines. When did magazines get to be more expensive than books? I decided against a couple of books 'cause I didn't want to spend the money, instead going for some good issues of indie music mags (two issues of "Mojo," an issue of "Dirty Linen," the first I'd seen of that mag but with a cover story on Dwight, and the current "Rolling Stone" because I need to save the cover story). I couldn't pass up cover stories on Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Dwight. At least they're good spreads, so far, with good interviews and pictures (and the Elvis one came with an exclusive tribute CD with Elvis covers by diverse folks such as Jeff Beck, Rockin' Rebels, Johnny Cash, and the Dead Kennedys).

I haven't managed to clip much more from the manuscript, instead I'm working on Book Two, which is developing some nice twists.


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Apr. 30th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Good show on the weight!

Yeah, magazines are horribly priced. Some of the makeup effects ones Steve gets are even worse. I haven't picked up my regulars in ages, just too many other things to spend the funds on...
Apr. 30th, 2006 07:06 am (UTC)
I'm working on it! :-)

I know what you mean. I don't get them often, so when I do, it's a shocker. A $12.99 cover price... no wonder I'm so loathe to throw them out when I'm done reading them!
Apr. 30th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
It used to be just import magazines that cost $10, but these days it's the US ones, too.

Speaking of... Dirty Linen is a new one to me and probably not at the stores around here, which totally ignore country. (But if you want rap...) Would you be able to pick up another copy and I'll mail you a check or PayPal you? My Dwight-loving soul would be eternally grateful.
Apr. 30th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yep. Especially these "specialty interest" ones I go for.

Sure, if there's still one there -- there were three, and it's the "Feb/March" issue, so I was lucky to find it! Gorgeous pics, though. I'll head over and see if the others are still there. :-)
Apr. 30th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! Simultaneous commentary! And it sounds like it hit the stands late, though she actually found it a week or so ago and just wrote.
Apr. 30th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo! A friend in Chicago who looks out for magazines for me wrote to tell me she found Dirty Linen, so you're off the hook. Though if you already got it, of course I'll reimburse you.

And I was a bad friend and forgot to congratulate you on the ongoing success with your weight. I'm on Day 4 of WW and hanging in there. I just wish I could stop being so resentful of having a build and metabolism that make it a necessity.
Apr. 30th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
No, I hadn't had a chance to go over there yet, so there it is! :-) Good to hear.

Thanks! Just hang in there, before you know it, you'll have the hang of it. I've been fighting with the "demon weight" since 4th grade, so you know I understand!
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