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Successes and frustration

Success: I changed out the shower head and we discovered that WAS in fact the problem. Now the shower works, no longer leaving us in a trickle that hugs the wall. Yay, no need to call the plumber.

We hung the new address tiles on the front and they look AWESOME keen.

We cleaned out the closets in preparation for the folks to come tomorrow and put in the new shelves & such.

We went to Trader Joe's and got yogurt and cheese and some other stuff, then went out to the Thai Rama for a DELICIOUS dinner since all the stuff from the closets is making a big mess in the kitchen. Yum, red curry beef in a peanut sauce and Pad Thai!

Vacuumed. Did not dust.

Frustration: I want a patch for my denim jacket based on this icon: but all the places I can find that do custom embroidery patches have a minimum order of 50. All I want is one. Maybe two or three. I wish I could do these sorts of things myself. Phoo.

Remembered a quibble I had with Watchmen, one shared by nearly everyone in the audience we were sharing the auditorium with -- Dr. Manhattan shouldn't have mispronounced "Gila." If you ever come to Arizona and need to go anywhere that has Gila in the name (whether it's Gila River, Gila Bend, or any of the other bunch of 'em), don't say "Gee-la." It's pronounced HEE-la. (Likewise, Mogollon is pronounced "muggy-on," "canyon de chelly" is pronounced "canyon de shay" and "Estrella" is pronounced "estreya.")

You Are a Red Velvet Cupcake
You are sensual and self-indulgent. If it feels good, you'll do it.
You're drawn to gorgeous, sexy people. You can't help it if you want your friends to be attractive!

You are like a cupcake because you are completely decadent and over the top.
You believe life is too short to deprive yourself. You rather overdo it than go without.

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ljs
Mar. 16th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
Hurrah for home improvement success! [hugs]
wildrider
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
New closet looks great!
tiirz
Mar. 16th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Yay for curry and closets!

If I had an embroidery machine, it'd be easy. One of these days I must get one! There's a person who was offering custom embroidery on doll clothes with her machine, and she's in the valley. I can see if I can find her again, if you'd like...
wildrider
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
That'd be cool. I even have the original artwork somewhere, if needed.
hazel75
Mar. 16th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hmm, do you know anybody with a fancy sewing machine? I think there are one's now where you can upload an image and somehow it sews it...I'll check with my mom and see if hers does...
wildrider
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
See answer to tiirz, above; she's the best seamstress I know. Myself, I don't get along with sewing machines. I just look at them and the thread tangles! :-)
sillymagpie
Mar. 16th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
"Estrella" is pronounced "estreya.")

Unless you're one of our current TV commentators, who pronounce it "es-trell-uh." They should be chocked with a copy of Arizona 101.
wildrider
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Actually, I've only heard one or two do that. Most of the long-time anchors pronounce it correctly.
sillymagpie
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Then they need to teach them younguns! ;-P
sillymagpie
Mar. 16th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, chocolate! Dang, I just treated myself to a cinnamon roll, and now I want a frikken' cupcake. Damn my suggestibility!

You Are a Chocolate Cupcake
You are deep, richly interesting, and at times overpowering. You have a strong personality.
You are drawn to people who adore you. You love it when your specialness is recognized.

You are like a cupcake because it's hard for people to get enough of you.
You have a mysterious charm that makes you incredibly addicting. People are drawn to your drama.
framefolly
Mar. 16th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yum! And productivity to boot!

Thanks for the pronunciation notes -- I'm going to have to put a pin in that -- I knew about Gila but not about the others!
wildrider
Mar. 17th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
That helps you if you're looking at a map! :-) (I can't remember how old I was before I knew that "Mogollon" was the same place people were talking about when they said "Muggy-on"!)

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