Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Things I learned today

1.  After consolidating and sorting four years' worth of office supply stashes, it has become clear that we won't have to buy pens again, ever.

2.  Given the chance, the cat will sleep under the bed in the spare room for six hours. He didn't judge me for staying in my pajamas all day, so I figure I shouldn't judge him for being a fat fuzzy sleepmonster.

3.  We truly have a metric assload of stuff, and a lot of it is absurd. I found an unopened bank statement from five years ago. The thing is almost old enough to start Kindergarten.

4.  I have the most kickass husband in the history of the world. After he got home from work, he spent half an hour chipping an honest-to-God quarter-inch thick coating of ice off of my car, so that I wouldn't have to do it tomorrow morning before work. I didn't ask him to, he just did it. I wish I had a picture of the giant plate of ice he brought to the door to show me.

5.  It's a very bad idea to put a pillar candle in a slightly tapered candle chimney and then let it burn down into a wickless puddle in the bottom. If you do this, two years later you may find yourself using a bread knife to hack the wax puddle into chunks after chilling it in the freezer all morning. This will take for-fucking-ever, and will thoroughly coat your hand in soot up to the wrist.

6.  Also, hanging out in a cold, dry apartment all day will make the skin on your knuckles really susceptible to cracking and looking sort of old-ladyish.

7.  But that's kind of okay, because when you smack your hand into the side of the candle holder, you'll end up looking sort of like a badass streetfighter.

You should see the other guy.

Reading:  A Crack in the Edge of the World:  America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester

Playing:  The Crane Wife by the Decemberists

Hey! I iz not fat. I iz fluffy.


  1. as far as removing candle wax from containers, I've had good luck with heating a small saucepan of water on the stove to almost boiling, then turning off the heat and placing the wax ridden container into the water bath... let it sit there for an hour or so, then come back and you should have a nice soft piece of wax that will fall right out in one piece.

  2. Man I wish i had a pen right now. I think I've been writing in crayons for the last three years. Hoard those pens they seem to dissapear so easily like umbrellas on a rainy day.