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I’ve been trying to think what I should say in follow up to the vegan question I posed in my last blog, and I think something Paul said is the best way to sum it up. He said I should be spending my time focusing on doing something about the cruel and inhumane treatment of humans instead of animals.

So Paul is coming tonight. I’m so excited. He was supposed to get here at 10:15, but the flight keeps getting delayed. Right now, it’s supposed to get here at midnight. *sigh* I’m not crazy about it getting here that late, because I have to work tomorrow and then make an 11 hour drive to Indiana. Part of me wants to skip work tomorrow morning, but I keep having to remind myself that work is not skippable like class was skippable in college.

That’s about all I have to say for now… I can’t wait to see everyone this weekend! :-)

cold cold cold

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Apparently there was a leak in the air conditioner, but it is fixed now. And both fish are still alive. So what should I do with my cats when I am in Indiana this weekend? My mom thinks I can just leave them at home, but I’m wary about doing that. I want to board them, but that’s really expensive…

So I had an interesting discussion yesterday about being a vegetarian/vegan. Someone I work with is a vegan (which means you don’t eat any animal product, including milk and cheese). I had never before understood the reasoning behind this, but she explained that for her it was because of the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in order to get the milk, eggs, etc. from them. What are your opinions about this? Should we as Christians oppose eating animals and boycott this cruelty toward animals? Is this something I should be more aware about, or is it something blown out of proportion?

Those are my thoughts for today. Two days until Paul gets here!

hot hot hot

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So, anyone want to come visit? Current temperature in my apartment is reaching 90 degrees. Yes that means my air conditioner is broken. Again. And my last two fish are probably going to die because I have no way to keep their tank cool. I’m kind of annoyed… mostly because it is almost July in the humid South, and my air conditioning is broken! Just like it was broken last Friday.

The gate is also still broken. It breaks all the time – because of sabotage, I’m pretty sure. The breaking means that people can piggyback off residents who scan their card to open the big iron gate, without having the wooden bar come crashing down on their car. It’s a bit disconcerting to know that someone is purposefully sabotaging this.

I’m in a foul mood today. Hormones I’m sure, coupled with being hot. And also tired. I got to bed around 2 last night, which is a great bedtime for me but not when I have to wake up at 7:30. :-p

Onto something more positive… I went to some friends’ house yesterday and it was great fun. Our families were good friends with them when we lived in Stone Mountain (I was in 2nd grade). I hadn’t seen them for four years, so it was fun to catch up again. We played Apples to Apples and Slap Uno (I think that’s what it was called anyways), both very fun. I haven’t played games in a long time… Not since I lived in Gerig. I need to get some more games – build up my collection. Scattergories is definitely a must… Apples to Apples and Phluxx are two close seconds. I already own Phase 10 and several decks of cards… Any others?

I also learned how to play another Mafia type game that I would love to teach to the Gerig lounge rats. It’s called Psychiatrist, and it sounds really fun. They said it’s best to play in a group of 15-20. I was thinking of all the rounds of Mafia we would play in Gerig – and that’s how I met Paul, with him arguing that he couldn’t be the Mafia because he didn’t have a beard.

Ah I feel better now. I’m getting excited about having people over and playing games. So far, Elisabeth is the only non-family to come visit my apartment, so ya’ll better catch up. ;-)

P.S. Oh sorry Mr. Garrison, did you want me to mention you by name? Ah okay, well I was visiting Joe and Meg Garrison and their daughter Susan who is my age-ish. :-)


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I can’t believe it’s 2 pm already… I have been very lazy today. I really want to work on my crosstitch and the websites, but my right arm has been hurting me a lot. It always hurts bad whenever I use it too much.

On Friday Lewis and Ebony came to work with me. Fun! It was “picture day”; we’re working on a page on our website that introduces all the employees. It’s so our customers can put a name to a face. We were trying to get fun, crazy shots that described our personality, and they convinced me to bring in my cats. :-) I felt like a model, standing with all the lights around doing different poses as the camera clicked away. I think Lewis enjoyed it too. :-) When that page of the website is done, I’ll be sure to post a link!

Friday was a day of difficult customers. Usually I can handle them just fine, but Friday it seemed to be overwhelming. I think the most frustrating thing is when they lie to make us look like we aren’t doing our job. For example, one guy said he called three times and left messages for me which I never got. Our company is not that big and our system works pretty well, so we very rarely have phone calls slip through the cracks. Now, I could see if he called once… but three times? Maybe he is telling the truth, but I doubt it. He also kept saying that nothing was attached to the email I sent him, but that wasn’t true either – I went to my “sent” folder and there was very definitely an attachment on both emails. But of course I have to be nice and I sent the email again. Now on Monday I have to call him again because the ad is due to the printer on Tuesday.

I’m getting excited about Frankie and Anna’s wedding, which is one week from today!! That means Paul will be here in 6 days. :-) Also, I invited the president of my company and her husband (the manager) over for dessert some evening, so I’m looking forward to that. I’m going to make my world-famous brownies. Hehe…. I never made them much when I lived in Indiana, but in high school I made brownies ALL the time. I know what you’re thinking, she can cook! But really, I almost enjoy baking. I used to take them whenever we had a party or something, and I’d never tell anyone that I was the one who made them, even if they asked me. I’m weird like that.

Okay enough reminiscing. I need to go shopping, and buy some cocoa and other brownie ingredients (no box mixes for me!). Anyone else want to come over? ;-)

frankly, my dear…

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I watched the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes last night, and really enjoyed it. I especially liked that the #1 movie quote was my favorite line from a movie based on one of my favorite books that takes place in my favorite city. :-) I definitely enjoyed the other quotes that I’m familiar with (“Houston, we have a problem” and “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too”), and some that I knew of but never had actually seen the movie (“Go ahead, make my day” and “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet”). The only one I think they missed is the quote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” – “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” I also feel that there were a few quotes from Princess Bride that they could have had as well…

I’ve been having fun crosstitching lately, while I watch TV. I’m working on something for a friend, so I’m trying to get it done soon. It’s about halfway finished now! I’m excited, it’s turning out really well. I really enjoy crosstitching; I always have. When I was little I made this little thing that said, “Love Me, Love My Cat.” I thought that was the silliest thing. I wanted to change it to “Love me, I love my cat.” Now that I’m older I can understand what it means, and it is rather true for me. :-p

8 more days!