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Cleaning out the mental attic [Sep. 12th, 2008|08:16 am]
I can't do the "secret question" meme. Too hard, too long and I started to stress out...

I'm still a little traumatized that so many people listed me as the most grown-up person on their LJ. After having spent the week hearing one of my colleagues bemoan the fact that she's turning 30...I now, at 45 and grown-up, feel old. I thought that not having children retarded my maturity, but apparently it snuck up on me anyway. Sniff. I will require much flirting this weekend so that I can at least console myself that if I HAD had children, maybe I'd still fall into the MILF category. And thank goodness I don't live in West Virginia or ALASKA, where I could actually be considered a GILF. Yikes.

I kept typing attict and it took great effort to repair. Freudian slip? There were jokes here but I've been struggling with this entire sentence, so instead of making addict jokes, I'm going to sigh about what a long day it's going to be now that I'm having a finger-dyslexic day...Here's to two days of not having to type anything!

One of my praying mantis babies has been keeping company with us the past two nights. Night before last, he spent most of the evening clinging to the picture window, nabbing moths and other critters. Last night, he took up post on the mailbox underneath the porch light, which I left on all night so that he could feast. Hey, it's just a birdfeeder of a different kind! He's a fine specimen -- beautiful green, russet sides, and shiny shoebutton black eyes. It was all I could do to not capture him and bring him inside just to look at him at length. But he had business to do and I wanted to give him the best chance of being the Dad of this year's brood. While I had nothing to do with the fact that I had dozens of egg cases and thousands of baby mantids in my front garden this year, I still feel as proprietary as if they were a flock of chickens. Other than not using pesticides/herbicides of any kind, being careful when I pruned and willing to have my virburnums look funky in order to preserve egg cases, I still feel like Mom.

Meeting with customers yesterday and one of the guys had a commemorative sweatshirt on, navy blue with a NYFD insignia all over it, including an embroidered patch on the arm facing out of the conference room. Afterwards, my boss said he went by quickly and thought "What are the police doing here?" Noticed that I was in there and then thought "holy crap, I wonder what she's done now?" I don't think it's a good sign that that was his first thought.

If you're a steak person, now might be a good time to stock your freezer. Prices on beef are expected to rise. Not like crazy, omg, buy a cow, it's going up the way gas went up...don't panic! This is a normal market rise. But rise it is, and I lurve me some rib-eyes, so I'm picking me up a big pack of rib-eyes at Costco this afternoon, while they're still a relative bargain. Also a good time to stock up on white meat chicken.

[User Picture]From: dashrippington
2008-09-12 01:22 pm (UTC)
Well... technically, I think I could have safely named you under 16 AND 17. But I didn't think that would be QUITE fair. (As it was I cheated my way through most of it.)
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-09-12 01:30 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, I put you down as a probable member of the ASPCA.

Wait - being a humanitarian *is* grown up. Sorry darlin

Markets fluctuate. This happens. When we as consumers get sick and tired of paying the price, the demand goes down then the prices go down.

Simple. Easy. FUN.

I said that when everyone was saying to expect $5.00 a gallon gas. I figured at around $4.50 people would quit driving and start trading in gas guzzlers. oops apparently they did.

Something you might (or might not) find interesting: Kansas is a wheat state. Yet according to the ex, nearly every wheat field (and soybean and all the cotton fields) in his immediate vicinity have been converted to corn.

Watch for bread to rise (hahahahaha)

Meanwhile, first good drought in that area oops -- corn doesn't like it that dry. That's why wheat works so well there.

---->off to look for specials on beef in the paper .....

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From: (Anonymous)
2008-09-12 04:09 pm (UTC)

MMMMMMMMMmmmmmm... Yum. from the rocketeer

Hah! You said eye-stake, er, Eieeee-Steak HAAA! HAAA! HA hum, er .
Oh,you didn't.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-09-12 01:36 pm (UTC)
I am SO going to be sniffing around you this weekend..
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-09-12 01:48 pm (UTC)
I'll not wash and smear myself in ashes this weekend to bemoan your lack of GILF status :-) snark :-) hehehehe

oh, off topic...I'm going to my new favorite liquor store to order cases of K...how many do you want me to put you down for? :-)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-09-12 02:01 pm (UTC)
A case in each size. I will bear your children in thanks. Well, I mean if we weren't both girls. And me too old and...okay, fine, cash.
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[User Picture]From: kitteblue
2008-09-12 02:49 pm (UTC)

spawn impared

One of the nice things about being kidless is you get to go straight from Maiden to Crone. You go form everyone sniffing around to shoveing people around without any of that bothersome "other person comes first" phase in between.
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