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Only Thursday

Took the bus to work the first two days this week, due to Barb's car troubles. Not too bad, although I've found that next month Phoenix bus prices are increasing - no more single-ride w/transfer everywhere you go, but either $1.25 per ride or a $2.50 day pass, which, for me, would be best, because it takes three buses (two connections) to get to work from here.

I entered the United Way Chili Contest at work, but I think it entirely unfair that cash prizes were awarded for what is essentially a popularity contest (like American Idol, you get votes and the most votes win--all you have to do is tell your friends which number to vote for). So I got not even honorable mention; still, it was reasonable chili made under strenuous circumstances (no kitchen, for one), so I guess I did all right. (I guess what bugs me is that 1st Place went to a woman in my unit, which seemed to indicate to me that no one in my unit could even throw me one vote- I was, in fact, the only entry from our entire Department who didn't so much as place in the winners.) Stupid hurt feelings. It shouldn't matter to me THAT much.

And most of the entries were of the thin-bean-soup-with-meat variety of chili that would make any cowboy laugh... (maybe next time I should make my sausage-and-bean soup and call it "chili." Ho.) You can stand a spoon in my chili.

NaNo Progress:

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I suppose I ought to find one of those counter-tickers everyone else has.

I want it to be Friday, but it's not. It's only Thursday.

We has countertops. Hopefully today we will has appliances, too. Oh, so squee-making!


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Nov. 8th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
I'd have voted for your chili! And I'd make it be Friday for you if I could, too.

Edited at 2007-11-08 03:20 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Hmph. Stupid comment editing function doesn't work. Firstlj wouldn't show my apostrophe after "I'd," so then I tried to turn 've into have but lj didn't save it. Feh.
Nov. 8th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe they're still working on it. I got many notices of comments, at least (sometimes two for the same comment), so I assume they're working on it...

But thanks! I'm far less Miss Crankypants now, but I still harbor completely unfounded hurt feelings. Ah, the human mind!

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Nov. 8th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Well, there was a veggie chili - and I have to say at least the chili I thought was best (it was a very tasty concoction which added cocoa - gave it a great flavor) came in 4th.
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm, there are people who have counter-tickers... wow! I've just been typing the number.
Nov. 8th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
I've just been typing it, myself, but I have seen several counters.

Nov. 8th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
I always love your chili! I admit I make mine super hot with a fair bit of liquid, but that's because it's meant to have cornbread mixed in it...

I'm on the other computer, that we had to dig out of storage and thinkfully still connects to the web. Yah, must work towards a laptop so I'm not left hanging again.
Nov. 8th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Forgot to mention: they really need to do it as a blind taste test to be fair!
Nov. 8th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, they should! And not let us know our own numbers so we can't tell people which number we are! *g*

I should have added just a little more liquid - it was pretty dry by the end. Still, it was made under adverse conditions (so I tell myself!)!
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