So, kittens, it has come to this. Life is an odd balance and my juggling skills aren't what they used to be. And, sometimes, like ... now, I want to throw all those stupid balls in the air and walk away. But I think I'm too lazy to do that. Or too comfortable with inertia. Or something.
I suppose I'll eventually figure out what to do. And, then, maybe I'll stop being so damn cryptic. Or not. Whatever. On with the weekend ...
Friday was a halfday for me. I had an appointment with RCN to come install (hookup?) my new internet connection! The technician was scheduled to arrive sometime between 2 and 5PM. I waited and waited and waited and waited.
And waited some more.
Until at 5:30, I looked up RCN's phone number and called.
Me: Hi. I've been waiting all afternoon for the RCN technician to arrive.
Jerry, the Helpful RCN Sales Rep: Let me check our system.
JtHRSR: Yes. We have that he was there between 2 and 5.
Me: Um. If he came by, why am I calling you?
JtHRSR: Ah. Um. Hm.
JtHRSR: Yes. Our system says he came by at 4:14.
Me: Like I said before, if he came by, why am I on the phone with you? He didn't come by. I don't have internet. And I'm not very happy.
JtHRSR: I'm sorry. The only thing I can do is schedule another appointment.
Me: Do you have anything available tomorrow?
JtHRSR: No. The next available time we have is on the 17th.
Me: TUESDAY?!?! I'm going to have to wait until Tuesday?
JtHRSR: I'm sorry. There aren't any earlier times.
Me: Fine. Put me down in the 5 to 8PM slot. Please. And if I can find another company to come out sooner. I will call to cancel.
So, I will not be having internet until Tuesday now. Grrr.
After the call ended, I got ready to head over to Mike's for movies and pizza. On the way, I called Y and vented. A lot. Finally, he was all "um. I'm picking up my Dad. I'll call you later." Yeah. OK. Whatever.
Saturday, I did lots of running around. I had to pick up Tomoko and Emiliano's housewarming present. And do a little grocery shopping.
Then, I went home and relaxed until the Housewarming Party. I did wear my yukata. Some pictures were taken. Once I get copies, I will post them. Trust me, I looked very cute. Really.
Sunday, I was *very* hungover. Not sick or headachy, just lethargic. I didn't do much of anything other than blob around the house feeling sad and alone. I don't even know when Y is supposed to get back from NYC. Maybe today? I could've used a hug.
ANYWAY, I'll try not to be so mopey today. I'm going to order some yarn from here and here. I want to knit a few things for some friends. Speaking of knitting, don't forget about the CONTEST. Leave a comment and [maybe] win a HAT!
Also, since today is Meat-Free Monday, any comment today or tomorrow detailing your delicious (or not so delicious) meat-free meal will count twice!
Addendum: I was going to email this to Bala Wala Shi, but thought that the rest of you might benefit from the information as well. She asked why I don't eat fish (or something to that effect).
I am vegetarian for environmental reasons. Some fish populations are not in danger of collapsing or are raised/caught sustainably. Visit this site for some handy guides. I find it too difficult to keep track. Wild salmon is OK. Farmed salmon is bad. Gah. Would a restaurant even know if the salmon they are serving is wild or farmed? It's much less of a headache for me to choose not to eat fish.
For a good book on the topic, one of my professors recommends this one: Song for the Blue Ocean by Carl Safina. I haven't read it, but my professor said that it was the book that convinced her to stop eating fish.