September 4th, 2006

Whale fluke

Rubbed stuff

My excitement yesterday = destroying old receipts. (See, you read this journal for a reason!)

I'm in a cleaning mood, which is good and needed because I have very little room for stuff and things need to be sorted, put away or disposed of. Yesterday I went through three years' worth of receipts (2000-2002) I'd saved, manually shredding all of them, and doing so especially thoroughly when credit card info and signatures were on them. And I threw away the pieces in different trash receptacles, including among intentionally wet trash.

Receipts actually break down in interesting ways: many of them feel rougher after a few years, and more strikingly, some of them become sparkly, and the sparkles can fall off the paper and onto you. And many of them were rubbed into unreadable-ness. (Which once inspired me to write this.)
Whale fluke

Other nice stuff

Nice moments (so far) from this weekend:

* When I arrived at the yard sale Saturday, I presented Dawn with a gift: the fake safety instructions poster for Snakes on a Plane. She accepted it gleefully, and passed it along to her husband Patrick. "This needs to be framed," he said. Dawn suggested they put it in their bathroom. I like these two.

(Dawn, like me, especially liked "Please proceed cautiously when stepping over dead bodies.")

* When copperwise got a call from her husband tanuki_green, her ringtone for him was that song "The Geeks Get the Girls" by American Hi-Fi. Cute. Almost as cute as those two are together.

* I sought out and heard swamp-animal noise last night, walking past the north edge of Oaks Bottom Refuge. I'd realized that I was missing that noise, and it's less than 10 blocks from my place (and in Portland, that's a short distance), so why not? And I did.
Whale fluke

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