Sound Byte (maigrey) wrote,
Sound Byte

Weekend o' fun

I had so much going on this weekend, I left work early to get in a two hour nap. And I'm about to head up to bed now.

So what did I do this weekend, you ask?


  • went to Ikea to look at the bookcases, and ran into my college roommate, who I've been trying to hook up with for the last couple weeks.

  • wandered with her and zen_raven for an hour to look at down comforters

  • bought cool fluorescent light bulbs you use to replace regular ones for a fraction of the cost

  • played Parcheesi with Heather


  • Got up at 8:45 am (ugh)

  • Returned the gazillion glass oberweis milk bottles for a grand total of $2.50

    • gazillion being 5

  • Saw a barn in flames while returning said bottles, and fire fighters hosing the building down.

    • Couldn't tell if the firemen were cute though

  • Picked my mom up, and drove downtown to get my hair done and a Christmas manicure/pedicure for mom.

    • I know it's march, but she was busy until now

    • and I chopped 4 inches off my hair

    • It's a bit shorter than I like, but it'll grow out

  • Stopped in Williams-Sonoma on the way back to the parking garage, and bought a Microplane Grater that Alton Brown says is perfect for ginger and nutmeg.

    • It also saved me $10 on the parking ticket.

  • Dropped mom off at home and appropriated her exerball.

  • Went to the Saturn dealer for an oil change

    • did you know dealers will put new license plates on?

    • The Saturn now sports the new plates that have been sitting on my stairs since July, and I didn't have to touch a tool.

    • Saturn rocks.

  • Drove by best buy, bought the new Leona Naess and John Mayer CDs

  • Then, off to Ikea to buy a bookcase and a sofa table

    • might I say that was really dang heavy, and I'm glad there were men around to help me get it into my car?

    • one of the Ikea people was even nice enough to put it in the car, and twine the trunk up nice and tight so I could get it home

    • I had to take it apart on the stairs, though, since it was too heavy to lift in one piece

    • I'm definitely coercing one of my guy friends to put it together

  • The sofa table was much easier to put together; screw the legs in, and tada!
  • You just have to love that.


  • Up again early for church

  • met up with Kat, to see her new apartment

    • which is located right near the Wheaton Williams Sonoma, so we picked up cooking class information

    • after eating lunch at Panera, of course.

  • We also stopped in at Pier One

    • Papasan chairs are $135, and they no longer make the love seats

    • this makes me sad.

  • I also spent way too much money on bath products at Bath & Body Works

    • I love their warm vanilla sugar and coconut scents. Yummah.

  • Then, finally, to Costco, where, after wandering around for 45 minutes, I finally found what I was looking for:

    • a sturdy baker's rack to hold the TV in the treadmill room, so the TV is in front of me, and at eye-height, instead of off in the corner so I have to twist my neck.

      • It too, was too heavy, so men came in handy again.

      • The juice and water were easier to find.

Whew! No wonder I was so tired today!

  • Tired.

    Being in the office at 8:30 am means getting up at 5 because I hate traffic and traffic starts at 6:30. Wah. But I did get more Caribou. YOMS.

  • Making orthodontia better

    + ...I have about 4 hours before I can't eat anything that isn't soft...

  • For Lori.

    I hate you pollen. HATE YOU.

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