chaiya: (meeting of the minds)
I've been thinking a lot about what kind of home I want to have, to be a part of. This weekend went a long way to solidifying in my head what I like most about my home, the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

We had [livejournal.com profile] rosefox and [livejournal.com profile] sinboy over for the weekend, essentially. They wanted to go to the beginning of the summer party ("Lefcon," as [livejournal.com profile] ringel so aptly put it), and needed accomodations, and I love having a guest room that gets used from time to time. I love having folks in my own setting, where I'm comfortable, and making sure that they're comfortable too. I am either becoming a Jewish Mother, or a Homebody. Or both. :P

Socialization, home-building, and my brain. Yum. )

But mostly? I love my husband, I love my house, I love my housemates (including my imminent housemate [livejournal.com profile] clara_girl), and I'm pretty fond of my life in general. I'm looking forward to improving the house, despite its impending doominess of construction dust, etc. In general, life is good. :)
chaiya: (meeting of the minds)
So, on the one hand, I spent most of the weekend (starting Friday morning) exhausted & still sick feeling. On the other hand, we interviewed [livejournal.com profile] clara_girl for housemate potentialship, we had lots of yummy food from Grasshopper, we watched another season's-worth of Deep Space 9, and I finished the following sewing projects: a baby quilt, a present for [livejournal.com profile] awfief, mending my shirt sleeves, a skirt, and lots of prep work for finishing our wedding quilt.

In general, the past month has had a lot of sewing in it. I've been patching my Mom's two huge quilts as a present for her birthday, and then I got *really motivated* and patched the queen-sized quilt I bought for myself when I was a junior in high school.

I f-ing love this quilt. I believe I bought it after breaking up with John B, my first ever lover, who I thought I was going to marry. I was, in fact, rather decided on marrying him. Him breaking up with me was quite the shocker. But this is the story of the quilt, not my sordid love life. Mostly. )

And, damn, I am really happy with the quilt. And with [livejournal.com profile] hakamadare. Life is good. :)

Also? I swear, this song came from iTunes on random. iTunes is just that good.
chaiya: (zomg!)
Just thought you should know. :P

(I was talking with [livejournal.com profile] quem98, and realized we didn't have a picture of her that I could use from my laptop. So she suggested I could make a stick figure. And ... well, here's the result ...!)



http://pics.livejournal.com/chaiya/pic/00009te3
chaiya: (zomg!)
This is definitely the book of the morning. Go out and read it. I'll wait.

Crystal woke up 10 minutes early this morning, but still managed to be 10 minutes late leaving the house. This caused her to miss the bus that would get her to work on time for her meeting. She could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.

Crystal rushed out of the house without breakfast, which meant she couldn't take her medication because it would make her throw up. She thinks she left the bottles out on the table, where the cats will throw it onto the floor and hide it beneath the stove. Discovering those bottles, dusty and banged up, at the end of a very long day today will be the end of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.

Crystal did remember to grab lunch before leaving the house. You would think this would be a bonus. Sadly, no. Crystal's Asian food leftovers, while good-smelling, were not the scent she would choose to wear to work in the morning. And she's not sure how she's going to get that sauce out of her iPod case. This was definitely going to be a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.

... Perhaps she should move to Australia.Continued ... )

And Crystal thought, as she sat down to her computer for work, that this story might amuse all of her friends. And that would make this less of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day. In fact, she was sure that a day here with her friends would be better than any day in Australia.

... Although she's okay with testing that hypothesis, someday, when it's cold in New England and warm in Australia. ;)
chaiya: (you're tickling me!)
Trying to get to know someone on a deeper level, for me, is a bit like standing outside the window, late at night, and tossing up pebbles. "Don't you want to come out and play?" I ask hopefully. "It's really nice out tonight. And I'm a pretty fun person to go on a midnight walk with!"

The question is, are you at the window at all?

*sigh*

This is where being an extrovert gets me. I really want to be liked. A lot.
chaiya: (explosion)
There's this meme going around, see ... about writing down 100 things about yourself that people might not otherwise know.

This could get long. )
Yup, that's pretty revealing. :)

How well do you think you know me?
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It really does feel like I'm asking for Borg membership. I've been sitting at my brand new high-tech computer (yay, Mom!), entering a username and password. Now I'm looking at, essentially, a plain white screen. The same plain white screen that countless others consult when beginning their own livejournals. I blame society. *grin*

So, who am I? If you're here, you should already know. And if you don't, I gave a decent list of descriptives in my info bit.

There, now I can launch into whatever I want to talk about, right? I wonder who's reading this. Having gone to friends' livejournals and then clicked on links to other livejournals and found people I don't know (yet?), I suppose anyone could now do the same with my LJ. But so many of my friends are doing it, I have to follow the herd on this one. And besides, this is so much easier to update than my old webpage was. You know, sometimes things are popular because they make sense, and not just because everyone else is doing it! *grin*

It's interesting that I've known livejournal existed for the past year or two, have read friends' entries often, but it takes a basic stranger to get me interested in writing my own. A guy who probably wishes to remain anonymous has his own livejournal, and I found it through a friend's. I don't know why -- I just started reading. It was interesting stuff. And it got me thinking, you know? I feel connected to this person who may never have met me (I'm not sure -- he looks familiar, but that could just be my faulty memory). I wrote him email and told him so, and that I wanted to make friends. Is that weird or WHAT? Sometimes, I can't tell if I'm being boldly cool, or if I'm just crazy. What was really attractive to me, though, is the idea that I know someone better because of their LJ, someone I might never have gotten to know otherwise. I hope this doesn't prove to be one of those awkward experiences in life when you think that someone is really cool and you're really cool and then one of these suppositions is incorrect. But I will be an optimist. So until proven otherwise, LJ is a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones. :)

Hmm ... what else am I thinking right now?

I should figure out some resolutions for this coming year. Yeah, I procrastinated even on deciding what to promise myself. *laugh* I did make two resolutions last night, at the Christopher Williams concert. He asked members of the audience to submit index cards with a)their favorite gift from the holidaze (within the past few years) and b)their resolution(s). I was volunteering the concert, actually, but I still submitted my answers. My favorite Hannukah gift this year was definitely the ticket to the Billy Joel/Elton John concert coming up this month. Close second was the cut crystal shabbat candlestick holder. My new computer doesn't count as a holiday present because it was originally ordered back in August. :P

As for my resolutions, I wrote down that I will keep up with my schoolwork this year. After thinking about it, I have another resolution. I want to only make promises that I can and will keep this year. I have a horrible tendency to overcommit and not come through with everything as promised. It's a fault, and I know it. This year, I would like to continue working on things like being where I said I would be (on time) and just generally doing what I say I'll do. I always have the best intentions, but I've been lacking on the follow-through in the past. Time to change all that.

Speaking of being on time, I promised my boss that I'd drop in sometime between 3 and 5 today. Since it's now 3:30, I should get going.

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