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Persephone Lounge is Open for Business: OT for 5/31/12

Another week almost under our belts, kiddos! Come on in, grab a drink, and tell us what’s new.

Here’s a little something fun to start us off:

15 replies on “Persephone Lounge is Open for Business: OT for 5/31/12”

I’m wondering if I can get almond milk in this country, and what it would cost me. It’s all the fault of stupid France, the land of easy access to fabulous food, spoiling me.

Also, trying not to fret and failing over a gyno appointment on Monday. I hate checkups almost irrationally, and not going for one for years apparently hasn’t made me hate it any less. I have no body hangups or problems with receiving medical attention in general, just this department – it feels wrong to me, despite all rational arguments. Never been to a doctor who didn’t seem like a stranger who needs to stay the hell away from my business.

What a whirlwind week! We flew to MS for a day for the mister’s son’s HS graduation, and we’ll be driving up to MD for my son’s HS graduation on Monday. My day-job was reduced to ~10 hrs/week (yet now they need me to do a bunch of stuff after a week of nothing), but I got hired to do an online training video at another company, so I’ll be super-busy. And! I finally heard back from The Lawyer on the estate stuff I’m waiting on. Finally stuff is getting greenlit so I’m -thisclose- to getting that done and getting some major moolah. Now we just need to figure out where we’re going to live when our lease is up at the end of July; we could extend it, but then that’s getting locked into a rental for another year when we’d rather buy a place (but might not be able to get a place before July/August, even if I did get the cash for it this month). And we’ll need a financial adviser soon; I’m good with money but there are times a pro is needed, and this is one of those times…

Since my summer is going to be ridiculously full of travel and time away from home (academic stuff, though, not really for fun stuff- although I’ll make all the places I go at least a little fun around the conferences and workshops and whatnot) I’m spending the only three weeks at home doing as much fun stuff as possible with the SO. So tonight we’re heading up to VT for a Gallery Walk/Street Fair, then camping overnight at a nearby state park, then going to the Strolling of the Heifers Parade (lots of cows! and music! and a mechanical bull! among other things…). Then Sunday the plan is to brew our next beer: a darker beer that uses a quart and a half of maple syrup in the process. It’s going to be great!

AAAAH!!!! I have the best news!!!!! My advisor is going to go on holiday, and the entire lab gets time off in July. I’m going to go to the Everest base camp! I’ve looked up flights and everything. I just need a Nepali (Nepalese in English, I guess) visa, and my high school friends from India and I’m set to go!!! It’s going to be the three of us, and it will be amazing. I already went to the Annapurna base camp (Mt. Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and it was every shade of gorgeous) with these same friends— we had a blast the last time–and the four of us will probably have the most brilliant time of our lives! Sorry, I can’t stop using exclamation marks!!!!! I’m staying up fantasizing/ looking up tickets to Kathmandu right now :D :D :D
My research is also starting to go pretty well, and I’m seeing real actual results.
I feel like I’m having an incredibly lucky time right now.

I love Robyn, and that’s totally how I’m feeling right now. I’m feeling incredibly single, and the only guys who seem to want to talk back to me are flaky shitheads who think I’m too stupid to read through their bullshit. I don’t know if I’d call it being patronized, but it’s really incredibly insulting. But, I needed this. The song.

(And help finding a place to live in philly, which I will be shamelessly announcing til I find something, and I’ll try my hardest not to be a troll about it…)

That is the worst! Even if you’re only out to get laid as well, they still make you feel like it’s something they’re taking from you because you’re stupid. Really great way for them to screw up an easy one-night stand.

I hope you feel better. :)

8 weeks until I take off from my hometown for at least the next year, so I’m trying to exit on a high note. Catching up with old friends from highschool, trying not to say ‘no’ or ‘maybe next time’ to anything, and making the most of my dwindling student gym membership- $25 a month is nothing to be sniffed at for gym, rink and pool access! I haven’t used it enough and want to squeeze every little bit of activity juice out of it that I can. So I’m embarking on an 8 week fitness challenge! Timed 10 lap swim, timed 1 mile run, no-knees pushups til failure, plank til failure, and scale weight just for fun and math. Yaaaay I get to embark on this in the morning yaaaay.

The not saying no to anything fun or awesome thing is working out SO WELL though- I’m going to all these cool events and volunteering as a marshal in the Dyke March and hearing new bands and it’s a solid good time.

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