Headlines for Tuesday:

  1. Crafting day at the Gorey (139 words)
  2. Help getting on my feet = priceless (185 words)
  3. Gwah (208 words)


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1. Crafting day at the Gorey: 18:36

Last Saturday was crafting day at The Gorey, where Quinn, Jed and Leigh live. I created three pieces: a 3-strand faux rose pearl bracelet with a magnetic clasp, a pair of chandelier earrings with diodes, and a necklace with bells and seed beads to match the Ifugao belt that I had turned into earmuffs. I'll post pictures after I get back from New York and finish move number one.

I like crafting. I can create exactly what I want instead of combing stores until I find someone who's quirky in just the same way as I am... =)

Crafting with friends is even more fun! Quinn taught Alex and Eric how to knit, and we spent a lazy Saturday afternoon just chatting over our respective hobbies. Good stuff.

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2. Help getting on my feet = priceless: 18:45

Last Sunday, I showed Wayne Young the apartment I'm planning to rent. He'll sign the contract as my guarantor, so he should get to see what I'm renting. He's a lot more experienced than I am at evaluating places, The place had his approval, which made me feel a lot better. His daughter also approved of it, as the closet made a good hiding place. I owe him *big time* for helping me begin the process of settling into Canada. I don't know how I could do it without his help!

After I showed him the place, he taught me how to make tonkatsu. While we were making tonkatsu, I introduced his daughter to Cute Overload. (Cute overload!) Then we played Brain Age on the Nintendo DS, which was tons of fun and which made me want to write my own version for my Vaio. (I should be able to get something like that going...)

It was a wonderfully relaxing Sunday evening. I'm so glad to share my life with people like them. =)

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3. Gwah: 18:55

I occasionally forget to drink enough water, particularly when a lot of things are happening at the same time. Sometimes I need help remembering, and sometimes I need help dealing with what happens when I don't remember...

Simon and I chatted after I got back from having dinner with a Microsoft evangelist. I couldn't talk for long, though. I needed to nap. I meant to nap for twenty minutes. I woke up two hours later with a bad case of cramps, eyes too dry to keep open, and a serious inclination to stay under the covers and sleep. I texted Simon about my worries that I'd be often sick alone in the new apartment, and he called to insist on coming over and taking care of me.

I don't know whether it was the thermal pack he heated up, the glass of water he always kept full, or the hugs and the smiles he gave me, but I felt much less miserable. I'm glad he got to do a little bit of work, too. He left when my roommate came in so that he wouldn't disturb her, but it was nice getting pampered. =)

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