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December 6, 2005

One of the worst things to happen to one who writes is to lose a large document. This is what happened to me earlier this week, done completely by my own stupidity. The post written last Monday was waiting for some prettyfication to be contributed by Ben, who finally uploaded the corresponding photos on Sunday. Yesterday, I was cleaning up some files, and realized that the post written so eloquently had been deleted for-ever, never to return. Life goes on, but the sting from such a preventable wound is still haunting me.

Herefore, is a paraphrased paragraph outlining the aforementioned post:

Stupid bloody inversion is making everything cold and nasty in the valley. Hate inversion. Making things smell like the sugarbeet factory in Nampa. On Thanksgiving, Ben and I pulled double-duty, making our way to the Mother-in-law's house for early bird, then to my mom's place up atop Bogus Basin, where, much to our surprise, the sun was shining and we were made to leave our coats behind in the house, as it was 57 degrees out-of-doors. Ben and I took some photos. Here they are:

Friendgiving was awesome. Friends are very nice and cool and we had the best turkey I ate (and made myself, thankyouverymuch) that whole weekend. Lovely lovely lovely. Here are some photos:

Some people know of my love of watching anime. I spent 1 1/2 weeks waiting for the entirety of Kaleido Star to finish it's download (11gig!), only to find the first series dubbed in english. Since the show has been released to DVD in The States, it's hard to find downloads for both seasons, so I swallowed my pride and revultion, watched the last 5 episodes of the first series (that I hadn't seen before), and finished the second series in the proper Japanese. What are these people thinking?

Also in the news, Ben and I have decided to not purchase gifts for each other this year. Since the only reason we're doing the whole "Christmas thing" is because of his side of the family, and we don't really care (as Channukah doesn't have anything to do with gifts, duh), it's much easier to not have to worry about one more person for whom to purchase things. This is a little bit scary, as Ben is the person for whom I actually like to purchase gifts, but I guess it will save me some cashdollars, which is good.

Other than that, I have nothing much to report. Here are the boring things: put up mezzuzahs finally, purchased a chest freezer which still needs to be picked up from the Sears warehouse, waiting to get Scout fixed before we can do so, looking forward to making gifts for some friends (much prefer making to buying), getting really really really sick of xmas music everywhere, excited about cleaning up the laundry room and being able to use the back door. That's all, folks. Hopefully there'll be some more exciting times by next week.


Yeah my Ben and I decided to limit ourselves to three gifts, two of which we had to ask for and one of which could be a surprise. I had no idea how insanely difficult it would be not to go out and buy him sweaters and books and CDs like I normally would for Christmas. I did cheat a little and bought him some wood plane cutters that he needed and I plan to put in his stocking. :D

Posted by: LeeAnn at December 7, 2005 8:30 AM

Oooh, chest freezer. You don't know how exciting that is to me! I'm really into appliances now, as a new homeowner. Too bad my tiny apartment can't fit a chest freezer!

Posted by: teahouseblossom at December 8, 2005 7:04 AM

I am extremely excited to have a chest freezer - it's a small one - only 5.0 cu. ft., but we totally need it. I had to clean out the laundry room to be able to have a place for it. But now I can get out my back door! Our apartment is 1500 sq. ft., which is awesome, as we have space for a lot of little extras.

Posted by: Devlyn at December 8, 2005 9:13 AM