August 24th, 2005


Households in motion

phoenixalpha and Scott came over last night to pack up more stuff, throw out trash, and pillage the kitchen. We split the dishes and some of the silverware and utensils, I gave them most of the meat and vegetables in the freezer, and they cleared their stuff out of the fridge. They're going to be back tonight to pack more stuff up, and I'll finally get around to doing some of that myself, as well as doing laundry for the last time in this place since I'm pretty much out of work clothes.

Checked out another apartment last night on the way home. Not as many amenities as Crossroads, and it's a third-floor walkup, but on the other hand it's $34/month cheaper and I may actually be able to move my stuff in on Saturday if the approval comes through quickly enough. Plus, if they accept me I'll get the application fee back. I'm hoping for the best, but not holding my breath on either of these places. The default option is that I'll be crashing at Scott & Melody's place for a month or two and saving cash for a bigger deposit, but I'm hoping to avoid that. Still, if that's what I have to do, then that's what I'll have to do.

So what did I do last night instead of packing? Dealt with e-mail, reinstalled my WeightWatchers tracker software (which had crashed on Monday afternoon, taking my OS and associated databases with it) and listened to a couple of episodes of Kyle Hebert's Big Bald Broadcast, a podcast Kyle does with his webmaster Otherworld Steve and Maria Vu that mainly covers game stuff, anime stuff, movie stuff, and weird stuff like Christopher Lee doing a heavy metal concert. Worth listening to for the insights. I did sort through and throw more stuff out, so the packing tonight should go fairly efficiently.
Boss Coffee

Taste and memories

It's strange, but over the last few years a couple of things from the old C-ration seem to have crept quietly onto the shelves of the grocery stores. The first thing I noticed were the John Wayne bars, cunningly shape-changed by Hershey's and renamed Symphony bars. Same chocolate with bits of toffee in it, though. It's funny, I don't like Heath bars, but I'm excessively fond of the Sympony bars and the toffee chip cookies some bakeries carry.

The other item is canned fruit in single-serve containers. Cub has generic four-packs of mixed fruit, peaches, tropical fruit, and (IIRC) mandarin oranges on sale for a buck apiece, and since each cup is only 1 point on the Weight Watchers Flex Plan, I picked up a few. Mmmm. All I need now is the smell of warm peanut butter and gear oil. Takes me back a few years, it does.