November 20th, 2001


Early Thanksgiving

My company has this nice Thanksgiving tradition, where the tuesday before the holiday, all the company managers chip in out of their own salaries to buy a nice lunch for all the employees. It is catered, but the managers themselves all put on pilgrim hats and serve the lunch to us themselves. It's a nice "feel good" kinda thing, really does quite a nice job of making you feel appreciated.

So anyway, now I'm quite full, and a bit sleepy. Could really use a nap...but unfortunately that is not one of the nice bonuses that the company offers, even on Early Thanksgiving. Good thing there's ballet tonight, hopefully I'll work off at least some of the goodies I consumed today.
  • Current Music
    Tiptoe by Ani DiFranco

Living on the Edge

Well, I did it! I stopped at the store on my way home from ballet this evening, and picked up all kinds of exciting goodies: a towel ring, a shower curtain, a soap holder thing, and a small rug (idea stolen from cynnerth).

Put the rug by my front door, and the cats, immediately recognizing the presence of an item not covered in cat hair, worked diligently to correct it. Then installed the soap holder and shower curtain (easy).

Doing the towel ring was a bit more complicated, because of course I first had to remove the towel nub. It turns out that the remaining nub was attached more firmly than its mate (which broke off earlier). Surprise surprise...but a few very firm hits of the hammer finally took care of it. Now my bathroom floor is decorated with shattered bits of towel nub and plaster dust, but the newly installed ring looks very nice. What, clean up? Yes I suppose I could do that, but you know the cleanup is never as fun as the actual work.
  • Current Music
    Iowa, Dar Williams