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In which I complain

Nothing makes me crankier than screwing up when I'm cooking. I was watching the clock, making sure I wasn't letting the soup boil too long, and then suddenly -- I could smell it burning. Damn it!!! How did that water boil out so FAST?!? *grumble, complain, whine, curse* I washed out the pot, cleaned the beans, scrapped off as much burned as I could, but it still isn't as good as it would have been. Plus, all the beans didn't cook through (may have been an old mix) so it was mealy, too.

And all my chocolate chips sink to the bottom (different recipes, natch). Whenever I think I'm good at something, something screws me up. Karma hates me.

On my "interests" collage I couldn't get "House" to show up as the television show, just as pictures of houses. I stayed with the house I liked best. Others do not seem to have this problem. I suck.

Next week's Bones appears to be a recycled script from last year's NCIS. Serial killer who is still killing although he's been in prison for years. Mmmmmmmmmm.

The television in the living room is dying. There's a black band across the top with bright spots. Can't afford a new one. Dang it. For me television is a necessity, not a luxury. Sad, I know, but true.

I have a little extra money this paycheck, due to last week's overtime, but I was planning on buying the REAL Star Wars Trilogy with some of it. So of course I'll need something to watch it on... (I wonder if the damned thing will last until I get my performance cash bonus in March. That's only what, six months?)

Snapple white teas are yummy (sweetened with sugar, not corn syrup, and only 60 calories).

I managed to get back to the gym this morning, at least.

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fenchurche
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
The television in the living room is dying. There's a black band across the top with bright spots. Can't afford a new one. Dang it. For me television is a necessity, not a luxury. Sad, I know, but true.

This is another one of those times when I wish you lived closer... because we actually have an extra (it's our ooooold TV that we keep intending to use for videogames).
wildrider
Sep. 14th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
Well, it's the thought that counts! :) Thanks!

If absolutely necessary, there is the one in here (my office), although that would leave me nothing to watch while I work... or I drag armchairs in here and make people watch it in here. *g*

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wildrider
Sep. 14th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Well, thanks. I know that what you say is true, but I still get cranky when I mess something up. Even when Barb bravely eats it and says it's all right.

Do you have problems with chocolate chips sinking to the bottom? (Generally of pies and/or cakes, not so much cookies, but Tollhouse Pie should look more like a cookie than a black-bottom...)

typographer
Sep. 14th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
I don't know what size TV you guys have in the living room, but depending on what you're going for, a decent TV can be cheaper than you expect. Doing a quick web search I found a 19" Toshiba that can be bought for the same price as most of the stores are selling the new/old Star Wars trilogy.
rahirah
Sep. 14th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
Translation: We can't afford the flatscreet she really wants. *g*
wildrider
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Regardless of what my lovely S.O. says, I don't want to step down from the 27" we have. No, I can't afford the flat screen, but if I need to get a new television, I don't want less than what I have; and if I'm going to make a major purchase like that, I want it to have the capacity for HD and/or digital technology so it can do all the things it's supposed to with today's tech and perhaps tomorrow's, as well.

As I said, if necessary, there's the smaller one in here (19"); in which case "replacing" it with a cheapie probably wouldn't be too bad.
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