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I'm HAPPY. Really.

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I haven't felt much like writing in the last little while. I've been commenting here and there, and in weddingplans.

The only good thing about life right now is work. At work, I'm a part of a team, I have a part to play, people appreciate me for it and they tell me so. Just yesterday, Y, one of the founding owners of the company asked me how I was doing, if things were "too tough" for me (English isn't his first language, but I knew what he meant), etc. When I told him that I thought I was a bit slow, he said that, on the contrary, my work has been excellent.

I guess Guai-Guai can sense I'm miserable at home too. The bird ignores me to a certain degree now. Which is fine, it would have been nice to play with him, but whatever.

[Addendum - 1500h]

I just called to make an appointment for Champagne maintenance. I'm [over]due for a Major Haul-Ass-Take-My-Car-Apart-And-Scrub-Every-Top-Quark-Individually-By-Hand Tune-Up which is going to be (CDN)$395.00 + tax. I think my brakes are up for changing too... $295/set, if I get the front set and the back set changed, I'm looking at $1000.00's worth of work.

And that would be an optimistic estimate because gawd knows what ELSE is wrong. Knowing my luck, my car will have cavities, need wisdom teeth taken out and need braces too.


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mayna
Jan. 9th, 2002 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah I've been missing your posts! Sorry you've been feeling bad :-( Must be those icky mid-winter blues eh...
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, although it's supposed to be getting lighter out now... what's usually the shortest day of the year? December 21(?)
mayna
Jan. 9th, 2002 12:58 pm (UTC)
hmmmm I think so. Bill says he's noticed it getting lighter out but I haven't. It also gets darker earlier up where you live, right? It's usually getting dark by 5:30 here. When I was in Hawaii in February it would get dark at 7:30. That was nice!!!
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 01:06 pm (UTC)
Sundown is at 4:30pm here. =P It's also been cloudy almost every day, so that's not helping. ={

Sometimes I envy places where daylight length never changes from season to season.
mayna
Jan. 9th, 2002 01:10 pm (UTC)
Well the problem is, it's too dark to do anything after work. So you go home, and blah, can't really go outside when it's dark out (and cold, but we can handle cold!). And then, it's also dark when you GO to work in the morning, which sucks too. I wish we were on daylight savings all year round!

hmmm maybe you need a vacation to Hawaii! :-)
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 01:25 pm (UTC)
No, the problem is I miss spending time with Bungo. We work from 8:30a to 7:00pm weekdays, when we get home, it's scarf down dinner, try to catch up with life for a few hours, then go to bed. Most weekends have been ruined and special occasions have been ruined.

We're trying not to spend too much money b/c we're trying to recover from the wedding and Giftmess, so vacations, movies, dinners out aren't really an option.
mayna
Jan. 9th, 2002 01:32 pm (UTC)
How have your weekends been ruined?
We're trying not to spend too much money too (what with the house and all) but we're trying to find a balance between "things that cost money" and "things that don't cost money". There's a dollar theater and also the library for movies and videos. We made a candlelight dinner for 2 last Sunday and spent practically the entire day cooking it together. Our evenings have been about the same (though not quite as bad). Bill goes to bed at 10 because he gets up at 5:30 to catch the 6:30 bus and get to work at 7:30. Then he gets home at 5:30. I've got a bit more time than he does what with Mon & Fris off (except for subbing). But it does get to seem like the sameold sameold drudgery day after day since it's not like the summer when you get off work and go ride your bike or play tennis or something outside until it gets dark at 9:30!!!

ahhh *wishes for summer*
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re:
How have your weekends been ruined?

His father keeps bringing the other woman around. It's hard to like being at home when you feel that there's wickedness there.

Re: Dollar Theatres

We need to find one of those around here. The Silver City cinemas are great (the top of the seats in front of you are at your knees), but for $11.00/general admission, we can't go very often.

Re: Cooking together

That might be something to get into. He and I are both pretty Kitchen Averse, but we might be able to make simpler things like cookies or pies.
xinit
Jan. 9th, 2002 05:06 pm (UTC)
Well, there's the Vaneast Cinema on Commercial drive and TinselTown 12 downtown.... While not being exactly "dollar theatres" Van East is $5 for evening shows, and TinselTown is always empty and it's matinees are nice and cheap. There's als to the Denman Place Discount Theatres.
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 10:49 pm (UTC)
Ooo, thanks!
xinit
Jan. 10th, 2002 03:01 am (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, let us know if you're down in the area for a movie and maybe we can drag our butts outta the house too :)

Maybe have to visit some of the nice eateries in the area and make you guys take us to a Chinese restaurant where we won't be automatically given the "White Menus"...
piyomomo
Jan. 10th, 2002 08:24 am (UTC)
oh, i think he meant sweet and sour fried wontons/porkballs, or white-man chow mein, egg foo yung, kung pow crap, or the 'authentic canadian chinese cuisine' hahahah....
heheh
mayna
Jan. 10th, 2002 07:21 am (UTC)
Ouch $11! Yeah I know that that is about the same as it is in the US ($7) but from what I've read, Canadian salaries don't seem to make up for the difference, so it's actually more expensive, comparatively.

I don't particularly care for cooking, myself, and neither does Bill, but it's one of those necessary skills and doing it together and then having a candlelit dinner after all the work is really nice :-)

Too bad all the snow is melting, or it'd be nice to go sledding this weekend :P
bride
Jan. 10th, 2002 09:59 am (UTC)
Re:
Ouch $11!

Actually, I just looked it up in a local online directory and I was wrong. If you look in the top right hand corner under "payment info", regular admission is $13.25. That's about...*thinketty-think* US $0.10?
piyomomo
Jan. 10th, 2002 10:05 am (UTC)
That's what I thought. about $13... i heard that they might raise the price to $15 by Sept. Not sure though.

that's more expensive than a friggin' dvd on sale.
bride
Jan. 10th, 2002 10:51 am (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, I'm bad for not noticing the price of things that I buy.

I think from now on, we're going to:

- use our 2-for-1 coupons from AirMiles on matinees or evenings
- or go to the Famous Players at Station Square. Sure, Silver City is much cooler, but we survived when Station Square was all we had.
- or wait for the DVD
piyomomo
Jan. 10th, 2002 11:58 am (UTC)
Yes, YOU SHOULD DO THE AIRMILES coupons! I just mass ordered some again because it were really useful. it said no matinees or Friday night but they accepted it on matinees and friday nights when i used it (i guess depends on ticket usher). get it soon cuz airmiles just started increasing the # of airmiles required for certain things and with the prices of movie tix going up they might increase the miles required. the ones i just received are good til july 2004. =)
bride
Jan. 10th, 2002 12:18 pm (UTC)
Re:
The problem though, is that you have to line up to use them. And I don't think they're accepted for movies that say "no passes" or something like that...

Yeah, I'll tell Bungo too b/c we don't use our AirMiles for anything else. And get them in multiples of 4 so you don't waste paper. =)
piyomomo
Jan. 10th, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
Nope, they are not passes and they are good even on the first day a movie comes out. Just go up to a ticket counter and buy 2 (or more) tickets and they will just charge you total minus a general ticket price. Passes are usually promotions or free and they have a few rules but these are considered as cash i think.

but no worries, i used it many times and it works!
bride
Jan. 10th, 2002 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re:
Okay, then I get to whap Bungo upside the head, because that's what he told me =P That's why we didn't use it for LOTR.
piyomomo
Jan. 10th, 2002 02:06 pm (UTC)
my friend used it for LOTR. there is a rule about not being able to use it on fridays and matinees or soemthing like that so if it's a friday night, then they have the right to not take it. but they took his. and juky and i always watch matinee (cuz we're cheap) and so far we didn't have a problem but i know that we're not supposed to use it on friday. but it really depends on the ticker sellers.
mayna
Jan. 10th, 2002 11:30 am (UTC)
Hehe :-) Isn't the exchange rate something like 65c US to the Canadian dollar? Even still, from what I read, someone making something like $30,000 CDN, for the same job would make like $30,000 US. Which, even with the exchange rate, makes $13.50 a lot more expensive to a canadian than the $7 movie is for an American, even with the exchange rate.
mofo_x
Jan. 9th, 2002 03:30 pm (UTC)
cars suck :[.

I'm sure you already know that I totally sympathize.
bride
Jan. 9th, 2002 03:39 pm (UTC)
Cars Suck
I know. =P

*mutter* *grumble* ... should have taken Auto Mech in highschool.
xinit
Jan. 9th, 2002 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Cars Suck
Yeah, but then you'd have decided to go into trade school and become a mechanic... Sienca opens her own Hello Kitty themed mechanic shop....
quietude
Jan. 10th, 2002 10:01 am (UTC)
Re: Cars Suck
Hey, a Hello Kitty mod shop... that would make a cool investment =)
xinit
Jan. 10th, 2002 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Cars Suck
Hello Kitty! spoilers and pastel coloured neon light accessories... That could be very entertaining for the rest of us. More entertaining than the high spoilers and such already are on those poor little Honda Civics.

Been wondering what was up with "Quietude" ;)
bride
Jan. 10th, 2002 04:58 pm (UTC)
Quietude
... is me forgetting to log off after changing the colours on the journal that I don't really use, but keep around because I like the user id.
xinit
Jan. 9th, 2002 04:59 pm (UTC)
Expanding on the theme...

Oh, and your appendix and tonsils grew back, so they'll have to go...

Are you done with that liver yet?
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