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A nice long weekend. I drank 4 warm cokes this morning to motivate myself at the office.

Religious news
I decided not to go to any Easter services this year. Last year I attended one at a monastery about 1.5 hours out of town. It was hot and long and completely unintelligible as it was in the local language. Plus everyone stared at us. So this year I stayed home and read the scriptures and prepped the long distance scripture study that I'd been doing by email.

Food news
For Easter dinner I made a roast chicken with lemons and garlic. Absolutely scrumptious. Thank you, Bruno chicken merchant of death! Accompanied with honey-ginger carrots. And then I read in Filipinas Magazine about the Pinoy Cook blog. Although Pinoy food is difficult to prepare here because of the lack of major ingredients (say...fish?), at least I can be inspired for when I go on leave to CA.

Health news
I have an abscess on an undisclosed part of my body. Yech. I went to the one 24 hour clinic in town on Monday and got antibiotics and a medicated cream. Hope this goes away soon.

Entertainment news
Watched most of The Simpsons 3rd and 4th season DVDs. Watched most of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 1st season. Hurray for our new portable DVD player!

Organizational news
Cleaned out all our closets and file cabinets. Felt good to purge, purge, purge. Very therapeutic although I was a little discouraged at the mountain of clothes that no longer fit me. But I will dispose of all at the annual yard sale at the international school.
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On April 18th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC), flemmarde commented:
getting in practice for the closet organising business huh?

sorry to hear about the abscess. that sounds unpleasant and not something you'd want people to be having to fish around in there i could sort of imagine.

are you starting fresh on buffy? i love that show so much, and now india has the full set, it's on all the time. now she's up to watching random episodes when she's bored.
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On April 18th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
A sad life I lead, isn't it? I spent part of my long holiday weekend thinking, "When was the last time I wore socks?" and "What will I do with 20 pairs of pantyhose in 'sandalwood'?"

The doctor said that he didn't have to "lance the abscess" just yet. Just great. I am waiting for my boil to reach critical mass.

As for Buffy, I like it quite a lot and I'm also wondering if we should get the full DVD set. We watch in French with English subtitles and it's unfortunate that so many of the Americanisms get lost in translation. (Of course I told MoBob that BtVS is a fully accurate depiction of high school life in California!)

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On April 18th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC), flemmarde replied:
heh heh... and who were you in that life? willow? or cordelia? yes part of what i love about it is the script. i hope they give you the full text in the subtitles, but i think they have to shorten them somewhat to allow one to keep up. you might as well get the full set before you get too far into it piece by piece. i couldn't think of anything better than having the whole lot ahead of me to watch! heh heh. i think it gets better as time goes on. or it kind of grows up with them and gets more complex.

what would you do with 20 pairs of sandalwood pantyhose? i'm presuming here that this describes the colour and not the smell of them... in either case... chuck em out!

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On April 19th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I guess I am more in the Willow camp. But of course she is TV's version of a nerd. (Do people still say "dag" in Oz? I remember thinking that it was a term much more affectionate than "geek" or "nerd.")

But my third world immigrant ingrained by Mom mentality says NO to binning perfectly good pantyhose still in pristine wrappers.

Sandalwood is definitely the color. Smell is eau du carton.
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On April 20th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC), flemmarde replied:
yes well people like me still say dag as there's no other word to replace how it means!

hmmmm.... you'll have to give them away then. and how useful they would be in bf! hahahahahahaah
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On April 20th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
And I thought I was being so organized by "stocking up" (so to speak) and with my luck once they're in the rubbish the neighborhood kids will all have a new plaything.
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On April 20th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC), flemmarde replied:
yes you could make them into those hairy kids toys by filling them with grass seed...
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On April 20th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I sense...a potential income-generating activity! You're a genius!
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On April 20th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC), flemmarde replied:
get yourself a shipment of wobbly eyes...
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On April 18th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC), clynne replied:
Ugh, I just had to get an abscess lanced a month ago. It was horrible. "Lance" sounds so immediate and fast and like "bam, we're in there and then we're done!" but it really means "saw until you scream, wait, saw some more, wait..."


And Buffy is *totally* just like high school. I mean, except they had boys at theirs. *grin*
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On April 19th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I feel like I'm hosting a parasite. (Hey, I'm in Africa - shouldn't I be used to be a host organism by now?)

Yeah, boys...and uniforms!
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On April 18th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Go Simpsons! Now do King of the Hill.

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On April 19th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
On my list! And I've noted many recommendations for The Family Guy.
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