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seeing the light

Ah, saturday! I feel sorta relaxed, in that it's the weekend, and I got a lot done today. I cleaned a lot. I went shopping in the morning, I had a coupon at bed bath & beyond for 20% off any item. Yes, I'm trying to cut down spending, but my room is also dark, and the batteries in my push light went out this week, so I decided that "light" could go in the need catagory instead of the want catagory, it was lamp shopping time and BB&B was one of the few places I hadn't been.

Guess what they had? A box o' lamps for $100! A floor lamp, two good sized table lamps, a little accent lamp, all nice looking brushed steel with pretty white lampshades, I was so excited! And it was only $80 for me, because of the coupon, so I got like $20 per lamp, which is a fantastic deal compared to what I'd thought of spending, and I got entertainment for the afternoon because I had to unpackage and assemble all those lamps.

I was so excited I went to wal-mart to buy light bulbs, and I bought those GE "renew" bulbs that are supposed to make life happier or something? Anyway, my lamps could use three-way bulbs but I don't really see the use in those (just puts extra space in the turnon-turnoff process) so I just got 100W ones, and let me tell you, just having one of the lamps in my room with a 100W bulb makes a huge difference. Having two in the living room just lights the whole place! I was so happy, I just lampified my whole apartment in one fell swoop. I can see now! It's beautiful.

While at wal-mart, I bought some more shelves, shower gel, and one of those insulated lunch bag thingies. It was only $1 and it says "USA" on it in a big annoying design, so hey, go me.

I went to the grocery and got stuff to make some enchilladas. Black bean ones. I just melted cream cheese in the black beans and used that exciting mixture to fill corn tortillas, then I covered the whole dish with salsa and cheddar/monteray jack cheese and warmed at 350° for 15 minutes. Came out quite well! Fed me for lunch and dinner. I made a salad, too.

Lately I've become obsessed with salad. I eat it every day at work for lunch, and I think I had it for dinner three times last week. Only red leaf romain lettuce. Bleu cheese dressing. Croutons. I'm a nut for it, it's getting a bit out of hand but it's good for me so I don't think about it.

At night, I went to church, following up on the invitation by glutealdivide. It was the Vineyard church, I'd have to say it was entertaining. I'm reluctant about those contemporary church services, they're just so different than what I was raised on, but hey, whatever works. The guy in charge preached a brief sermon about how we shouldn't let ourselves be controlled by materialism. Oops.

Anyway, I stood up and introduced myself during testimony time and everyone seemed to like me okay, they were friendly. Afterwards Paul and I sat and chatted for a long time about live and stuff, he seemed kinda weirded out by the fact that I was on the internet but I was there actually meeting him, like it was a new idea that there was a girl behind the spacefem. I guess I can see that. When I meet internet people, I kind of tend to seperate them from their online identities, like they're different people. I go on picturing the person I always did, this is just a new friend from out of the blue or something. It's funny, knowing a person so well without really knowing them in real life. You have to work between parallels.

I met some other people who work for the same company I do to, that was cool.

Then I came home and called Dave, it was nice to talk to him. We miss each other. I changed clothes and turned on my lamps and here I am.

My foot hurts, I stepped on some sharp thing in my kitchen today, it looked like a thorn or something, anyway it went in a bit deep into my heal. Not tetnis-shot deep or anything like that, just deep enough to bleed like crazy. I medicated things and bandaged, but it's annoying, I've got random stuff on my floor. I don't want to live in a pro-shoe wearing environment, that really gets me down.

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poopsmoothie
Sep. 7th, 2002 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm the same way about meeting internet people, but if you then go back and talk to them online, everything seems to fit nicely into place. :>
fyre
Sep. 7th, 2002 11:51 pm (UTC)
If you don't mind me asking, what were you raised in?

My parents were raised in a small one-room presbyterian church...

I started out in a small freewill baptist church, and moved to larger freewill. When we moved to dallas went to a missionary baptist that I really liked. Then when we moved to Houston, I ended up going to the local nazarene church.

After that I sort of shyed away from organized religion, and began studying primarily on my own.

Interesting the way times change.
I'm still most at home in a good old-fashioned church. Preferrably a gosphel church (or, as the rednecks down here tend to call them "black" churches (ugh, hate that)). So long as the spirit is all over it, I'm happy.
spacefem
Sep. 8th, 2002 06:09 am (UTC)
I was raised Methodist. And I'm gonna try to keep going to methodist churches, I've always liked being one, we're a pretty non-confrontational, thinking group.
fyre
Sep. 9th, 2002 02:21 am (UTC)
There's times I wish my parents were. So I wouldn't have to continually come up with ways of explaining my religious pantheon to them. I'm to the point now to where I am about to just start telling them what they want to hear, rather than trying to explain further. Either that, or just ignore discussions when they come up.
feanelwa
Sep. 8th, 2002 04:43 am (UTC)
You need to Hoover. Then you will not have random stuff on your floor. :)
cheeselog
Sep. 8th, 2002 05:56 am (UTC)
*waves small coctail flag* wooo...
tabloidscully
Sep. 8th, 2002 09:52 am (UTC)
Steve laughed when he saw your thing about churches. I have to admit, it was pretty funny. Anyway, we miss you! Are you going to come back for my birthday, or do I have to move the party to Wichita?
vesme
Sep. 18th, 2002 06:51 am (UTC)
I know what you mean about the salad thing. Lately all I want to eat soup and buiscuts. (And Pepsi, always the Pepsi) My college has a soup and buiscut deal for $2-something, I get that every single day.

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