Self Referential

21st November
2007
written by Caryn

Well I was wondering what I was going to write about today — I had all sorts of ideas earlier but they seem to fly out the window as the sun goes down. Luckily Jenn tagged me with a meme which means I am required by Internet law to reply OR ELSE! (Or else she may come assault me with a knitting needle!) So without further delay, here are five factoids about me that you may find interesting (or just downright odd).

1) Like E.T., I really love my Reese’s Pieces. (more…)

5th November
2007
written by Caryn

Yesterday I spent the day with my fiance and his family … now let me just tell you these people are “game people”. They’re always up for any sort of game or activity — and the more competition the better. I didn’t really grow up in a game-heavy family, although we did have our moments of Scrabble fanaticism. I think this mostly has to do with family size than anything else. My family’s a bit on the smallish side and his… well it seems pretty big to me in contrast. In any case, it’s always a fun gathering but that’s not the point of this post. This is probably a shame because that would make a really good blog subject. Apparently that’s not really my forte … but I’m getting off-topic again.

As we were walking over to the local tennis courts yesterday, I was asked if I played tennis. This is a tough one … because while I have definitely played tennis before, I don’t think that qualifies me as someone who “plays tennis”. Not that I have anything against tennis, it’s a fine sport. I actually like tennis and given the opportunity it’s probably something I could get in the habit of playing. That is if I didn’t have a computer attached to me most of the time. The thing that really struck me, though, was that I answered back “Sure, but I haven’t played tennis in like ten years. (pause) Well, I guess it’s been more like twenty.” It was at that moment I had something of a “Who just said that?” moment. Because I know that I certainly couldn’t have. Say what? When did I become a person that spoke in terms of twenty years? Granted, it’s not like I’m sitting in a nursing home somewhere, but that was just a little too weird for me.

What were you doing twenty years ago? You know, back in the olden days…

19th August
2007
written by Caryn

I didn’t really set out to repair a toilet this weekend. And really, maybe “repair” is the wrong word …let’s say upgrade. Or we could take advantage of the hours of HGTV and TLC I’ve watched lately and call it “Flip This Toilet”. But that just sounds wrong. The fact is, the toilet wasn’t really broken, but I could tell it was going to be soon and more often than not it would continue to run water when not in use. Even though I could have called the maintenance people out on Monday, I decided I didn’t want them to just come out and fiddle around with it to get it to work with some replacement part. Although I’m not sure why… mainly because I hate sitting around waiting for them, I suppose. So what’s a girl to do? Go to Wal-Mart, of course, where I met up with the HushfloTM. After a quick scan of the directions on the package, it seemed easy enough, so I threw it in the cart. And then the adventure began! I grabbed my pink tool-kit and plenty of towels and set to work. Actually, the disassembly of the old parts and installation of the new ones went fairly well and didn’t take long at all. It was actually kind of fun and now I have the comfort of knowing if my current gig doesn’t work out, I may just have a budding career in the plumbing arts.

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