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April 25th, 2006 (06:10 pm)

current mood: hungry

Warning: All sorts of muddled thoughts that have gone running through the non-existant brain the past few days. The brain's been a-maundering. :P

I can't believe the weekend disappeared so quickly! Where did it go?!? I think most of it got wasted away playing a couple of games pulled from Gamehouse or Popcap. ^^;; Every rare occasion, I get this desire to play mindless games and end up spending a little on those sites. And while thinking about not thinking twice about dropping money on those sites, I couldn't help but wonder why I didn't bother upgrading my LJ account then. Part of me is mildly tempted, while another part of me is happy with the unpaid level of features. I think, if it weren't for the community aspect of LJ, it's a question of whether it wouldn't be better to spend the money on basic web-hosting and blogging that way? Not quite sure really. That and the thought of what's going to happen to the site and this journal after FB finishes. I haven't really thought much on that yet. :?

I'm not sure why, but for some reason during the weekend, my brain remembered an evening out a long time ago. I believe it was when my brother came and visited me in Montreal, and we went out to see Les Miserables (the Montreal production) and then to Troika restaurant on Crescent St. At least, I'm pretty sure it was with him. (I've been to that restaurant twice, both times were wonderful and, while pricey, was well worth the experience. One of those "things to do" in your lifetime, having caviar at a Russian restaurant. :P ) Anyhow, this restaurant (and bar?) is a bit unusual compared to most places I've been in that a woman would come in selling roses to the people at the various tables and there was a violinist playing among the tables (wandering from table to table). Early that evening, before or after the appetizer I think, the waiter brought a couple of glasses of wine for us, compliments of a middle aged or elderly gentleman at the bar. I have no idea who he was or why he'd bought us drinks like that. And, for some reason, that incident came back to me this weekend. I couldn't help wondering why he'd done so, and if such occurrences were not all that out of the ordinary? *confused*

Late last night, while trying to decide what to do with a domain name I have (whether to get hosting somewhere or what have you), I discovered that the renewal I'd requested hadn't gone through. It was quickly straightened out with a support ticket, but I'll have to watch my next statement and make sure I was charged for domain renewal and not hosting renewal. :/ And while contemplating what to do with it, I again considered getting a paid LJ account since you can use domain names with LJ, but discovered that it will only work for public posts and not locked ones. *sigh*

And why-oh-why did I dream of getting 39% on an exam this morning??? Don't get me wrong, I *have* gotten 39% on an exam, but I haven't taken any exam-based classes for quite some time now. Also, I think the exam in the dream was an English exam, and oddly enough, an old friend from elementary school was in it?? It was very strange. (And for anyone who might be remotely curious, I'd gotten 39%, about class average, on a test for Physical Chemistry in uni. English in HS was the one departmental that I did really lousy on but couldn't be bothered to retake since my uni didn't have an English requirement to get in). :P

The male parental told me that one of our cars has been vandalized. Looks like it got hit with a paint gun pellet or something similar. It's been hit with red paint. :/ I'm not sure what we're going to do about it though.

Otherwise, it's been really quiet this month. March / April is always really quiet because of Spring breakup (ground thaw resulting in very muddy conditions) so I've been rather bored. So bored, that I want to go to Umeda for lunch (yeah, it'd cost ~$1000 or more to do, but there's all that shopping and wandering around I could do once I'm over there). Anyone want to join me? :P

The alternate plan that's semi-hatching, is to hop over to England and spend a week out that way. Go to the museums, and see the sites, maybe go out to Stonehenge even. ^___^ The only question that came to my mind was, what about food?! I'm not a fish 'n chipper, and I have a shocking lack of concept of British / English cuisine. (This usually isn't such a major issue, but for some reason, it's relatively important this time). ^^;;

I'm pretty sure there was more going through the brain, but thankfully, it seems to have been flushed from memory. ^^; I think I'll be able to get back to knitting again after the brief gaming break now.

ginny_t, I really enjoyed the book you sent. Thanks muchly! ^___^


Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: April 25th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)

For whenever you do get back to knitting, I brandish glowy lightsaberish knitting needles at you. (I assume they use small watch batteries that pop into the ends.)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 25th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)

*shrieks* Those... were O_o ... o_O horrifying. O_O

Posted by: f_ireworks (f_ireworks)
Posted at: April 26th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear about your car. That's awful. Someone keyed our car once... I want to think it was not done on purpose, but, goodness!

Your story of the wine reminded me of something I heard last night. I was visiting with a few friends and one of them told the story of how some stranger at a gas station bought her sister a full tank of gas. I mean, who does that? Gas is so expensive now, and this stranger payed for hers. He wasn't hitting on her or anything. He just wanted to talk to her and then payed for her gas. Too weird. *is confused*

Your dream was interesting. I wonder if the number would mean something. Have you dreamed about something so specific before? My dreams are so random, but I have several recurring ones. Sometimes I am dreaming and I am aware I have dreamed about that dream before, in my dream. It's really strange.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 27th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)

Yeah, vandalism is really lousy. I might try seeing what'll get the paint off of the glass on the weekend, but am not sure about the paint on the metal part of the car. I'm afraid that a solvent would end up removing the car's paint as well. :/

He just wanted to talk to her and then payed for her gas.
Wow! That is quite something; especially given current fuel costs. :o

Your dream was interesting. I wonder if the number would mean something. Have you dreamed about something so specific before?
Well, like I mentioned, I did get 39% on an exam once a long time ago in phys. chem., but since it was class average, I wasn't completely devastated by it. Right now... one person's age... I think that's about it. ^^; I sometimes dream of little things or particular circumstances/events. Like you, every once in a while, I also have recurring dreams. Those are sometimes fun although sometimes not. The awareness in the dream of what's happening can make it more fun, but when the dreams aren't overly pleasant, or gives an upleasant feeling when waking... Those are not so fun. :/ Dreams are funny things sometimes. ^^

Posted by: f_ireworks (f_ireworks)
Posted at: April 27th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)

It just makes me so upset about your car. Why would people do things like that? I hope things work out and you are able to get some of it off.

Dreams are funny things sometimes. ^^
They really are. I have also noticed that I only dream if I wake up at night and go to sleep again. That interval during my "second" sleep and waking up is when I dream. Really strange.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: April 26th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
she is too fond of books

I'm glad you liked it! (And relieved. ^_^)

(Were your ears burning this morning? The general concensus at chez YsaChris is that Shadow is Awesome.)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: April 27th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)

^_^ Definitely enjoyed it. I tried finding other things she's written more recently, but so much is out of print now. *sigh*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: April 27th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
library by skellorg on obsessiveicons

I found a couple of her _really_ old ones at the library (I am a new convert to this concept of them giving you books! They give me books! eeeee! *hugs the books*). And I've been collecting her stuff for awhile. ^_^ But yes, terrible how so much of it is out of print. *scowl*

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