March 8th, 2002


there's snow and snow

So Ben and I sat in the window of Aurafice last night, watching the snow try to decide whether it was going to fall, or stick or what. Interestingly enough, there were regular flashes of lightning. I've never heard of a snowstorm with lightning, not that it doesn't make sense... and no, it wasn't just sparks from the trolley busses going by, like we thought at first. The snow came down in fits and starts, and threatened to stick but never quite did...
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Census data

All households, even the most mobile, collect weird shit as time goes by. It's worse if you have a basement in which to store it, it seems. Whilst doing laundry today (yes, finally!) and wrestling with the washer's desire not to complete the spin-and-rinse cycle, I cast my eyes about me and took an impromptu census of the local accretions. To wit, Dwight-the-landlord apparently has a fondness for:
  • mattresses (5)
  • bicycles (7)
  • paint cans (4)
  • microwaves (2)
  • ladders (2)
  • bedframes (2.5)
  • stray loads of laundry (4)
  • boxes of laundry detergent (4)
  • miscellaneous household detritus

Now, as I say, I'm used to basements being full of crap being the rule. And I can see someone who rents out half their house as an apartment collecting microwaves and coffee tables and ladders and cans of paint over the years as people move out and leave things behind, or various household improvements are undertaken. But why keep a moldering stack of ratty old mattresses? and even stranger, why accumulate SEVEN bicycles? I've never seen him go bike riding - to be honest, he moves so painfully I have trouble imagining him cycling at all. It makes my brain hurt... I don't understand, and I can't come up with a guess other than to posit there must be some reason. The bicycles are undeniably there, and their number has increased slowly over my tenure... Perhaps he's friends with a cycling team that needs storage. Perhaps it's for an art project. I'm not sure why they niggle at me so, these bicycles - but every time I do laundry I find myself wondering about them.

Clearly, I need a life. At least I'm getting the laundry done...
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A GREEN Dragon Lies Beneath!

I took the Inner Dragon online quiz and found out I am a Green Dragon on the inside. My Inner Dragon is the embodiment of Nature and the Earth. Greens spend almost all of their time below the canopy or just above the treetops in tropical rain forests. Not a bad life considering every other creature in the forest looks up to me, figuratively and literally. I speak the language of every animal and plant in my domain and know most of them by first name. If people mess with my forests, I'm more than happy to wail on their puny butts. Because of my protector/caretaker role, I am the Earth Elemental dragon.

Naturally my whole life pretty much revolves around the other couple million species I keep an eye on, but that's not my whole dragon. I also like to like to impose my steadfast will on others, commune with Nature, and lobby governments for alternative fuels and conservation. My favorable attributes are gemstones, mountains, caves, soil, respect, endurance, responsibility, prosperity, and purpose in life. Folks shouldn't get the idea I'm a hippy push-over though, because my breath weapon is a nasty Fire/Acid combination. Maybe I should invest in a hemp shirt reading "Don't knock my smock, or I'll clean your clock." *wink*



It's been a very long day, for a day when I didn't go to work. At least I got the laundry done. If I'm lucky, it's the last laundry I'll do here! I get to pick up the keys to my new place on Thursday. Whoop!
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