janiejones: (pisser :: icnyl)
The dryer stopped working on Friday. The Maytag guy was just here. He said it's not a problem with the dryer, which would, you know, BE COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. Oh no, it's an electrical problem.

Because we just have so much money to spare these days.

Excuse me while I go cry.
janiejones: (the pistols)
  • Repair man came and the refrigerator is working again. I was right: Mice had chewed through the cord. (I'm psychic! I rule! Except this sucks, so not.) Of course this wasn't covered by our warranty, so $92 for labor, and...TEN BUCKS for a new cord. I repeat: Being a grown-up. SUCKS.

  • Y&R was cheese-tastic and awesome today. Once I saw the synospis, "Cassie leads Nick on a Dickensian journey through what might-have-been," I was all, 'Aw yeah! Bring on the schmaltz!' But despite a couple cheesy moments, I thought they did a pretty great job.

    When Cassie and Nick went wandering through alterna-GC, I thought, 'Wow, so Nick had the power to make everyone in Genoa City happy. If he had only known!' I thought it was nifty that the Y&R folks turned that on its head and addressed the fact that um, no, Nick does not have that kind of power. Yes, he made a decision that had awful repercussions, but he is not responsible for everyone's misery and the bad decisions they have made.

    It has to be the best soap out there. I'm just sayin'.

  • I see that the Cars are touring with Todd Rundgren as lead. I like Todd Rundgren and all, but I know Ric Ocasek, and you sir, are no Ric Ocasek. (I am probably betraying my punk street cred by saying so. Back in the day, Todd Rundgren was big in the NY punk scene. [Him and Liv Tyler's skeezy mother. Sorry, Liv, love you, but your mom is ew.])

  • I have been watching some of VH1's "We Are the 80s," and it totally gives me warm fuzzies. I love 80s videos! They all had either that sharp, fluorescent lighting, or that soft, warm, fuzzy glow. Eighties videos are just the best. Like, I saw Madness's video for "It Must Be Love." A guy dressed up in a bumble-bee costume! A giant chicken falling from the sky! Singing over an open grave!

    /random
  • Feck.

    May. 23rd, 2006 10:33 pm
    janiejones: (pisser :: icnyl)
    The refrigerator has stopped working. Everything in the freezer is defrosting. Ice cream, ice cubes, frozen lasagna, tons of meat...all going. All lost.

    I'm wondering if a mouse chewed through the cord or something. And it's the middle of the night, and S is asleep, and I can't move the damn thing by myself to check, and...DAMMIT. I hate being a grown-up!
    janiejones: (roosevelt room :: ancientfeelings)
    The last few days have been a blur. Small Anne seems to have begun teething. We're not seeing any teeth pop up, but she had many of the symptoms, and it is a lengthy process that she is probably only just starting now. I consulted an expert (ie, my mom) and she agreed. The bad thing is that I didn't catch on for a couple of days, so Small Anne had to suffer on her own for a while. I thought she was just being unusually cranky, till I sussed that she was drooling like crazy and sucking on her fist or our fingers every chance she got. I just didn't expect any teething symptoms so early. She seems to be over the worst of it now and is back to her usual, only mildly-fussy self, albeit with maximum drool-age.

    S and I spent most of the weekend rearranging the house. We moved all the furniture and the television from the den into the living room, and turned the den into the new library. It's pretty nifty; we're pleased with ourselves. The only sucky thing is that the outlet in the living room isn't working, so our cable won't be working until tomorrow when Cox comes to fix it.

    Which means I didn't get to record tonight's WW. Can someone pretty please fill me in on what happened? And most especially, this promo for next week which apparently made [livejournal.com profile] dianora2 frighten her poor cat? *g*

    (I'm watching The Women for the second time this weekend. I love this movie. "There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society...outside of a kennel.")
    janiejones: (sex key :: dianora2)
    More WW thoughts )

    * * * * *


    Additionally, S finally watched the BSG finale, and I watched with him. I'm not really into the show, but I can see why so many people are. (For the most part, sci-fi just isn't really my thing.) At any rate, I can't believe it's not coming back till October! S nearly cried when he saw that. When Prison Break went on hiatus, I told him, "Just think, our baby will be two months old by the time it's back on." This time I reminded him she'd be nine months old. He didn't so much appreciate that.

    Oh, and we have mice. Every night after I put Small Anne to bed, I sit here with the puppies and listen to them rustle around. It's vaguely creepy. And our dogs--who bark at the mailman every single day, and still wig out when they hear S's key in the door every day at the same time--never pay the slightest bit of attention. Hmph.

    This is one of the few drawbacks to being a home-owner. I would give anything to shove this off onto a landlord, but alas, it's our responsibility. Sigh.


    Edited to include this awesome new icon, courtesy [livejournal.com profile] dianora2. Squee!
    janiejones: (day of jubilee :: rickenbacker)
    (Note icon.)

    One last, quick update before moving day begins for reals.

    Before I forget:

    [livejournal.com profile] austin360: Your boss is an asshat, but I have complete faith that you can make it another couple months and then blow the dust of that crummy job off your heels. I am so excited for your new opportunity. Hang in there, doll.

    [livejournal.com profile] thestickywicket: Your Firefly fic was wonderful, to no one's surprise, I'm sure. I hope to send you better feedback next week, but I just wanted you to know I loved it. It's the first Ff fic I've ever read, and I enjoyed it so much. I mean, Wash! What's not to love? *g*

    I've browsed through the last couple days of my flist, and I'm sure there is much more to say, but for now this is my last update from the old place. Wheeeee! Cox isn't coming out till Tuesday, so I'll be without phone, internet, and cable until then (the horror!), but I'm sure I'll survive. Somehow. ::gulps::

    In the meantime...

    MOVINGDAYOMGSQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Friday...

    Oct. 21st, 2005 08:55 am
    janiejones: (imperfect place :: fritters)
    We found out we can't close on the house today. Dammit. We haven't found out when we can close, but in the meantime we're packing like fiends.

    I hate packing.

    I'm thinking Em's [livejournal.com profile] bubbleficathon would be a good way to brush up on my writing skills. Yet I'm so flaky these days, I just don't know if I could pull it off. Hmm...

    Happy weekend, everyone!

    PS. Packing sucks.

    ETA: Has anyone else gotten this message when updating?

    Your password is too easy to guess. It's recommended that you change it, otherwise you risk having your journal hijacked.

    I like the way they used the word 'hijacked.' Like the (unlikely) possibility of someone hacking into my journal is tantamount to terrorism.

    Whee!

    Oct. 19th, 2005 11:00 am
    janiejones: (Default)
    Just brought Sam back from the vet. At one point, he was surrounded by nurses oohing and cooing over him, and he totally GROWLED and BARKED at them. Like, real barks. Not yips, but actual, miniature barks.

    And then this beautiful Irish Setter sauntered by, and he just went nuts. Nothin' funnier than a 3-lb dog trying to intimidate an Irish Setter, let me tell you.

    Last night we ordered digital cable for the new house.

    BBC America, here I come!!!

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