Friday, June 07, 2013
Our formerly rotten bathroom floor...
Is there anything better than whipping your house into shape? Well, OK, sure. Lots of things are better than cleaning house and repairing stuff. But! Taking care of these issues sure is nice.
HUBS and I finally had a sump pump put in our basement so that it won't flood anymore. It'll take us a while to pay that work off, but at least it's DONE.
Since the beginning of the year, we've had insulation added to the attic and basement, the kitchen plumbing replaced, the bathroom floor replaced, the toilet fixed and upgraded and we're about to add an electric outlet in the basement.
Holy shit, we're on a ROLL NOW!
We've also been getting rid of mounds of clothes, shoes, dishes, electronics and various useless household items we've been holding on to for way too long.
It's almost, very slightly, like living in a new house. And that's nice.
What's going on, peeps? Let's see...
1) Autocorrect never fails to fail spectacularly.
2) Want to take better photos? It's really not that hard.
3) If you loved Reading Rainbow and Mister Rogers as a kid, immerse yourself in this & this.
4) Virginia Woolf thinks all writers should keep a journal.
5) If you need help getting motivated to do...anything, while depressed, Psych Central has 12 tips for you.
Oh, yeah! Have a great weekend, everyone!
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Oh, boy. Here we go...
I know what you're thinking:
Why is this lunatic (You do know I'm a lunatic, right?) worried about one wrinkle? Isn't she almost 40? Fuck her!
Look, I understand how this sounds. It's not like I have NO wrinkles, but they are specific to the faces I make. So, when I laugh the laugh lines appear and when I'm not laughing they go away.
This wrinkle? This wrinkle is threatening to implant itself in my face and stay around no matter what I do with my facial skin.
I don't like this at all.
Why God, whhhyyyyyyy?! I'm too young for permanent face folds!!
The only reason I noticed it, is the giant zit I've had in between my eyebrows for the past week. I'm a little bit OCD, so I simply cannot leave a zit alone. I have to make it go away. Hence, I've been examining my between-brows area in detail for DAYS.
A couple of days ago I saw the weird line. What's that? I thought innocently. I pulled my forehead back, it was still there. I made my face expressionless, it was STILL there. Then I went the other way, I did this:
And there IT was! My permanent scowl/knit eyebrow wrinkle! Yeah! Aging is SO, SO AWESOME!
I mean, what the hell, people? I don't make this face on a regular basis. Maybe when I yawn. Maybe when I sneeze. I'm not doing any of that crap 24/7.
Is this what it's going to be like from now on? Everyday I'll wake up with a new wrinkle that makes no sense for my life, you know, just because?
I've been inundating the area with lotion and mild exfoliating treatments...No dice, y'all. It's STILL FUCKING THERE.
Oh, well. It's AGING or DEATH, right?
Also? Stay out of the sun: