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Travails and travailler
April 29, 2008

So last week, when my mom and aunt visited, I ended up with some kind of sickness that laid me out for the rest of the work week. Amazing, I know, not being able to return to work after a nice long weekend, but I really was quite miserable. I would like to thank my mom and aunt publicly, however, for not only giving me my most liver-wrenching weekend in a very long time, but also for doling out the cash for an awesomely huge amount of raw fish at Masu (delicious, as always), Kell's (3 times, I think?), and various other places. They are incredibly awesome and we had entirely too much fun.

My mom drove back to Idaho in my car. Yes indeed, I sold my car. I was only driving it every 3-4 weeks and was paying far too much for gas and insurance (which was pitifully low, anyhow). I take TriMet to work and play, mostly, and walk/Max to the store. Ichi has a truck, so we take that for the big shopping trips outside of our neighborhood (Fubonn, 50# bags of rice, etc), and his vehicle does way better going over the west hills to the coast. So really, why need a car? I don't. So I got rid of it.

I almost regretted the decision when I had to take Baby Kitty to the vet yesterday in her wee carrier. Ichi was still at work, and not only did I have to break into my house directly after work (left my keys in the house), but had to hustle the cat into the box and out the door to the bus stop within 20 minutes. Since Baby Kitty understands what's going on when I toss the treats in her carrier and smile brightly, I ended up tucking her legs under and pushing her in. Her first bus rides (had to transfer once to get down to Powell) left her really quite freaked out, which was expected. Thankfully Ichi whisked us away and to the Greek deli where we picked up gyros and beer, and then back home to relative safety (at least for the cat). The whole ordeal really tired me out, but I'm still happy with the choice to rid myself of the gas-powered vehicular ball-and-chain, and just hope that I don't have to take her back to the vet again for a good while.

I've been rather neglectful of sc.net, as I've been writing elsewhere for a bit. Maybe one day I'll post links to the site, but for now I'd like to keep them separate. I have started up The Clever Chef again, so hopefully we'll get some goods going on over there as well. Updates soon...