Friday, September 30, 2005


Hmm haven't written in a while. I get like that. I just feel foolish sometimes when all I have to write about is the weather... it's so very exciting, you know! Speaking of the weather (ahem), Fall finally arrived. It's all cold out and I need a space heater down here. Just last week I was bitching about the heat and humidity, and all the sudden it's cold. It reminds me of one of the animated transitions in Monty Python's Holy Grail.. the one with the guy under the tree. "And winter gave spring and summer a miss and went right on into fall" *whump*

But that's fine, because Fall is my favorite season, and October my favorite month. I feel energized, rejuvenated.. and kinda fat.

That last hurricane, Rita, went right overhead last week. Of course, by the time it got here it was just a depression, but it got as windy as it ever gets here and it poured down rain for a day or two.

I got a friend a present: some ruffle butt rhumba panties, ruffledy socks, and fluffy puffball ponytai holders - all in pink. It's just too cute. All that was missing was the coloring books. Maybe another time. heehee

Evil Dolly's Movie Recommendation of the Day: If you liked Nightmare Before Christmas, you'd probably like Corpse Bride. I really enjoyed it. On the down side it ended a little abruptly, and the songs weren't as memorable as Nightmare, but it's special in its own way. And besides, the corpse bride herself is really hot.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Blood? Why?

A friend just called to ask me to a movie, but I had to decline. Just not feeling up to it. Which is a shame, cause I would like some nachos...

And just a few minutes ago, I went to turn on the sprinkler, and must have stepped on something. I was just sitting here and noticed the sole of my foot was itchy, and I looked down to find blood all over my foot. That's always startling. It was just a tiny little cut and had already stopped bleeding. Dunno where all that blood came from.

So a while back I got a dvd burner, because my data cd's were just getting way out of hand.  You can fit like 7 cd's onto one dvd, so it seemed like a viable alternative.  I've been having lots of techno-confusion trying to figure out how to do it right.  That is to say, make the discs readable on drives other than the one that wrote it, cause if that drive breaks, then nothing else would be able to read all of the precious, stored data.  I've gone through about 25 discs, and they aren't exactly cheap.  Today I figured I try using a different kind of dvd (there are lots of kinds) and I went to Best Buy and got a spindle full.  Got to feeling a little queasy in Linens'n'Things (I was looking at new squishy pillows).  I've been getting that frequently from either the mysterious malady or the medicine I'm taking for it.  So I rush home, only to find that I bought a stack of cd's instead of dvd's.  Had to go back and exchange them and now I'm tired.  I'll find out in a few minutes if it was worth the effort.

Had a series of strange dreams last night.  In one I was taking a math test that didn't have a thing to do with math, with a bunch of essay questions.  I hate doing schoolwork in my sleep!  In another one I was in some kind of reunion being held in a movie theater lobby, and a woman who previously threatened me with a gun was trying to flirt with me.  And in another, people were fleeing fires everywhere... seems like most of the buildings were on fire.  Not engulfed in flames, just, ya know, little fires here and there.  I was hiding in a hotel and mold kept popping up everywhere.  Aggressive, chase-you-around kinda mold.  I was trying to burn patches of it off the walls with a cigarette lighter.  I think I grew wings somehow, cause I remember flying up the side of the hotel and looking down at the city, and everything was all covered in a thick blanket of fluffy mold.

Noooo!  The different disc didn't work, it can't even read it at all!   Aaaagh!

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Summer's Ending

It's getting cooler out at night. That makes going on walks much more pleasant. Soon the leaves will turn and cover the ground in crispy brown drifts. Already the acorns are dropping, and those guys really hurt when you walk on them barefoot. I'm a barefoot kinda person. I guess that means I'm southern, I dunno.

There's not much to be said about the hurricane thing that hasn't already been said. Just bad business all around. My sister still doesn't know the condition of her house. I've been watching *way* too much cable news. Screwed up my sleep I'd watch it so long, and then I had a couple nights of dreaming about strange flood scenarious. Who knew that'd happen?

Going to the doctor again tomorrow. Hopefully I can clear this dizzyness up. It's been plaguing me for a month. Just enough to be annoying, but not enough to cause real harm.

Evil Dolly's Pet Peeve of the Day: You know how when a recipe calls for a pound of beef? No problem nowadays. They have those pre-packaged, perfectly weighed meat tubes. Except for the stores that don't have them, and still use the standard meat-on-a-styrofoam-tray. Used to be if I needed a pound of meat, you could find one pretty close... 1.03 lb, .97 lb, 1.12 lb. Nowadays all I can ever seem to find is 1.79, or 1.43. They're forcing you to buy all that extra meat. And if you do buy it, your recipe ratios will be completely off. You have to adjust everything for a pound and a half, or whatever. I like my meat in precise increments!