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Friday Fun! (On Thursday)

You guys get Friday Fun a day early this week, since I’m taking a three day weekend to visit my family in Vermont–father, brother, nephew, sister-in-law, grandmother, aunt, and uncle.  I didn’t go up for Thanksgiving, since I had to work the day after, and Christmas is out of the question since that’s pretty much exactly when my very pregnant sister-in-law is due.  So, we decided to do a visit mid-December and a visit mid-January instead.  I like it.  It means I get to skip lots of the holiday traffic.

Last Saturday was the first time I’ve washed my laundry in machines since June.  Now, don’t think I’ve been wearing dirty clothes; I haven’t.  I don’t have a washer/dryer at my apartment, and the nearest laundromat is a solid 1.25 miles away, so I’ve been handwashing everything.  Yes, including towels.  Well a couple of weeks ago, my drying rack broke (we’re fairly certain the kitty broke it), and I hadn’t had time to pick up a new one, so my laundry pile was enormous.  Thus on Saturday I decided it was necessary to use machines if I was ever going to catch up, and guys can I just say, holy crap I’d forgotten what fabric softened clothes and towels feel like.  *sighs*  I don’t mind the upper body workout of handwashing, but my god I miss the fabric softener.

Also this weekend I officially became addicted to Lost.  I’d almost finished the first season, which I was enjoying but not loving.  But I decided to watch the season finale and start the second season anyway.  Omg, the second season.   I wound up having a mini-marathon, and I am now determined to catch up before the new season starts in February.  The only other shows I’ve ever enjoyed this much are Buffy and True Blood, and I have to say that I think True Blood comes slightly behind Lost.  I know; I can hear you gasping now.  I am so into it; I even do the yelling at the screen thing. (Please remember I’m only in the second season, so no spoilery comments puhleeze!)

I wrapped all the presents I’ve bought so far, and they are now camped out under the tree.  I’m almost completely done with my Chrismukkah shopping.  I need to pick up a couple of little things, a present for my grandmother, and something for the kitty (yes I buy my pets Chrismukkah presents).  Also a few presents I bought online haven’t arrived yet, and I need to bake cookies.  It all sounds so busy, but it’s all stuff I enjoy doing, so I don’t mind.

I had really meant to get a book review up this week for the next Dark Tower book, but I still have about 50 pages to go, so it looks like you’ll have to wait for that until next week.  It has been a very busy week with finals and life and all that, so I’m not too surprised I haven’t quite finished it.

Next week I’m giving my final presentation in class with my teammate, and then I’ll officially be on winter vacation!  I’m also having some friends over for a Chrismukkah gathering, and other holiday activities.  As long as I survive the visit home, it should be a pretty awesome week.

  1. December 10, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Ah I won’t spoil it for you but I’m waiting for the final season of Lost now, I’ve been in suspense for too long now, I just want to know how it ends! I can tell you you’re not going to stop yelling at the screen anytime soon.
    Also my Mom buys presents for her dogs, they have their own stockings and everything haha.

    • December 14, 2009 at 9:57 am

      My cat would totally have a stocking if I was bothering with putting up one for me! 😉

  2. December 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I adore Lost. I wasn’t into it at all when we were at Brandeis, but hubby and I caught the first season on sale, and decided it was worth a shot since the fifth season was airing and it wasn’t THAT long before the last one. And we got completely addicted, bought all the DVDs, and then subscribed to satellite TV mostly so we could watch it when it was actually on. (There are other reasons too, we’re not that crazy, but Lost helped seal the deal!)

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    • December 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Meghan! I did have a nice weekend.

      I actually just bought the first 5 seasons on DVD. I’m not being crazy, they were on sale for around $75, and I couldn’t pass up getting to watch them on my tv instead of the laptop! I used to be puzzled at people’s addiction to Lost, but now I totally get it.

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