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07 February 2007 @ 08:52 pm
feels like it's been ages since I've sat down to my deepest sender screen and written more than a sentence.  Oh, yesterday I started, I really did, but didn't get out more than a few words before something distracted and I was off running after bright and shiny things instead of posting in my journal.  Hey, bright and shiny is good, right?

Friday night was spent trying to finish up as much homework as possible because I knew I'd be doing things the next day and I didn't want to be bottled up in school work (or held down, or something)

Saturday was a trip to Costco with my beloved, where we bought all kinds of needlessly, senselessly yummy goodies and enough food for thousands.  We just don't know when to stop sometimes, and so we had bagel bites and cranberries, chocolate pecan brownies and the makings for four kinds of dip.  Two cases of beer even though we don't drink it.  Yep, Superbowl party here we come. 

Saturday night was freaking fabulous - hanging out and getting just a little smashed with lostgirlslair and mrtwstedwhsprs and another friend of theirs.  We managed to talk math and entropy and then do some dancing with the goth kids at the only goth club in Austin.  I was pleased to see more latex and less jeans than on previous occasions.  Pleased, delighted, and ... relieved.  Because I'm such a wanna be goth girl in my little heart of hearts.  Too happy for it, really, and I like tailored clothes too much, and I get joy out of most things instead of being emo most of the time, but still... someday when I grow up I want to be a bustier and boots wearing pale faced emo girl.  Someday.

Sunday morning I spent cleaning house top to bottom, drinking water and getting ready for Neil's little superbowl thing.  I'm not so much into the football (who was playing again?  really, I don't know.  really) and the commercials kind of sucked for the most part, but that was ok because the friend action was fun and we managed to make enough dips to feed an army.  The entire time I was cleaning, Neil was cooking one thing or another - a new fresh onion dip from Good Eats that was frigging fabulous, a pesto-cream dip, his yummy bean & cheese dip... fresh guacamole ... yep, we were dipped out.  And it wasn't till halftime that we broke out the actual *munchies*! 

Monday Kathy arrived!  I love it when friends come to visit, even if we all have to work and do homework and kind of live our lives around it (she did too - business trip, you know).  But it didn't matter because we giggled, ate on the company card, drove through parts of Austin and just spent time with each other.  Kathy's brilliant and lovely and I adore her and ... really, what more needs to be said?  And there was a moment where we were all sitting in the living room, computers on our laps, that was just ... silly.  But it's that kind of a world now, you know?

Tuesday I did homework and Neil's work (just a little) and called around - apparently financial aid IS giving me more money (YAY), and there's a place down the street to get my car inspected, and H&R Block doesn't answer their phones.  Which is annoying because I want someone else to do my taxes this year, as long as it's not too expensive.  But Tuesday night was yummy fabulous, since Kathy took us out to Ranch 616, and I drank a drink called a Pink Taco (and if you think it sounds dirty, you're not the only one, because I giggled every time I ordered it), we had scrumptious Texas food and listened to the Kissin' Cousins do their funky music (which is not so heavily funk, but fun none the less).  We parted company with Neil and headed down to the Driscoll to get a drink or two, talk about boys and texas and jobs and just be girls together.

This morning I woke up and made sure Kathy got a decent breakfast before she left (IE: took her out to Kerby Lane for pancakes), and then class ... it had its ups and downs but was mostly up - the Mass and Culture theory crowd decided we're going to wrest the class away from our talky professor by actually talking things out ourselves in the 15 minutes before he arrives.  I mean, even the quiet guy from the RTF department had an opinion.  It was refreshing, to say the least.  Got a 78% on my Japanese test from Friday (yes, I can do better, and I will), had fantastic and totally nonsense conversation about the American legal system in Core Japan Studies Readings, and a lovely walk home with my new little brother (hey, he called himself that) Mochie.

Now I'm off to return phone calls. Someday, I hear, I've got some graphics to make and post... but we'll see if I make it to those tonight!
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my monkied brain: xander - darksmilekatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
yeah, i need an extra day! or two, or three... why is there a week again?
Mireillemireille719 on February 7th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, you did have a busy weekend! At least it was the good kind of busy! :)
my monkied brain: giles - happy smilekatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
the very best kind of busy! but yeah, i could use a vacation from the weekend. lol.
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on February 8th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Hi hi! I'm glad to see you post! Mmmm...dip-i-licious SuperBowl fixin's sound all kinds of awesome.

Hey, I giggled at Pink Taco -- I can only imagine how I'd react after I'd had a couple of them!
my monkied brain: _against the wallkatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
heee! hi! i know - i was getting so good there for a while, but then got sucked away from the lj. what is the world coming to?

thank you for giggling at the pink taco (which, i forgot to describe, is a mix of vodka with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a marichino cherry)... they were tart and super yummy!
BJ: Bad Bad Daydara_starscream on February 8th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
What a weekend! All I managed to do was get snowed on. (squishy!hug)
my monkied brain: buffywill - *glomp*katekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
*pets you* how are you doing lady? i almost called in a lulaby for you, but you probably didn't need a smoky voice singing.

it was a great weekend, but i need a rest now after all that, you know?
crayonbreakygalcrayonbreakygal on February 8th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
The commercials were lame this year. That made me sad.

You might get more money back if you use TurboTax! Who doesn't answer their phones like that? You might be able to find an accountant out there who doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

What a wonderful weekend.
my monkied brain: b/g - look of lovekatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
I agree with you - it made me sad - they spend all that money and they can't come up with at least something that's amusing?

Yeah, usually I would use TurboTax but I've never done independant contracting before, and there were some more things affiliated with it than i wanted to trust the program with.

but thanks lady! it was a wonderful weekend! :D
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: tara how dear you are by katekatelizabuffy on February 8th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
You guys are such dips! (sorry, but someone had to say it)

You really are a closet goth girl! I, as you know, am the total opposite, lol. It was just last month that I even got black clothes, lol.

Sounds like a (mostly) good week!

*hugs you tons*

my monkied brain: tara - Special Girlkatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAAH! we so deserved that.

you bought black clothes? not purple? are you sure they're not dark purple? (just checking, you know)

and it was! here's hoping the rest of it stays that way!

*squishes you to pieces*
EB: Queen of the Social Leperselizabuffy on February 8th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
I totally bought black clothes! Black dress, two pairs of black pants, black blouse...and possibly other black things? But I got them for my trip to LV. I thought, what the hey, why not try to go an entire weekend w/ NO jeans? It worked! I was so proud of myself :D

~e! (who just sent you an obscenely long email, lol)
my monkied brain: Watcher Kinkkatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
WOW! that is lots of black! especially for my darling EB! i welcome you into our dark coven!

i am proud of you too - no jeans is fun every once in a while (or, for kates, most of the time)

~ kate (who just responded)
literate and stylish: hug youmishloran on February 8th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
I want to be an emo. Seriously. The shoes, the jeans, the stripeyness, the effusiveness of bangles, the stupid hair! Damn. I wish I could in all honesty walk out the door looking like that. Or a goth! They're supersexy, in my head, but in reality so much less and more fat kids in black. Really, I know it is supposed to hide the bumps and lumps, but when there's that much of it, there's nowt you can do about it.

...That turned into a whole different rant. I am very intolerant!

But my main point was: Alas! I am too normal and aware of other people to dress like either an emo or a goth. Or an emo goth!
my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
I know!! I have tried to do the look, but somehow my hair poofs instead of hangs in chunky waves, and when it's dirty it doesn't look cool, just dirty. Or yes, goth! well, and i agree, reality doesn't always match fantasy, sadly.

and i like your rants, they are teh cute!!!

and your final point! *pets you* you are cute regardless, darling mish!
literate and stylish: hee!mishloran on February 9th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
I do not understand how people's hair can hang artfully in chunky waves. I WOULD LIKE THAT HAIR, PLEASE. Mine never does ANYTHING, no matter how long I spend with my curling tongs bought especially to make it do anything except hang straight down lifelessly. And yeah, dirty hair is just kinda gross, not sexy in any way shape or form. It is saddening!
my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on February 11th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
I completely understand! they must have made a pact with the devil for their evil hair!

*sigh* where's the devil when you need him, to make a pact with? *looks around* where?


this commenty nonsense was brought to you by the several glasses of wine i've consumed this evening!
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: dawn b&w sexy as all fuck by kateelizabuffy on February 8th, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
I must chime in and say that when I was going through my (admittedly, very brief) Goth phase, I looked damn hot! I even had lipstick and fingernail polish called, "bruise." (it was a dark, dark, almost-black marroon with miniscule flecks of green...hard to describe) There was also the obligatory face powder that made my skin even whiter (yeah, I didn't this it was possible, either)

Ooh! And mustn't forget the black leather, knee-high, lace-up docs. Yeah. I was quite spiffy looking :)

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on February 8th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
are there pictures??? i want piccies!
literate and stylish: buffy smile cutemishloran on February 9th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
Mrow, baby!

I've been having an impulse to buy some black/darkest-of-purples nail varnish lately, and I'm not sure why. I don't wear or like to wear nail varnish. But there's something so incredibly vampish about it that I might have to buy some. I'm not prepared to pay Chanel prices, but I might mosey around my local Boots and have a looksie at what's up.

When I was younger, I wore nail polish ALL THE TIME. I had about fifty pots of the stuff, all in different colours! I'm not sure what happened.