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Wednesday, November 19, 2003


Just for your reference, since y'all insist that you can find me a place as good as the one I have picked out...

Small business
2 hours notice to access box for as long as needed, free
$39 a month
Drops off my box for a fee, when I move in somewhere
One bus away from ferry to Whidbey island

If you can find somewhere that's better than this, then great. Otherwise I expect you to pay the difference in rent each month, pay any additional fees they charge, and to move me into my next place if they don't deliver.
My mom and I have done extensive research, and this truly is most suited for our needs.
If you're going to go on insisting that you're doing me a huge favor here, then please go all the way.

Or, you could save yourself the trouble, and have my box delivered, pay that $65, and move my stuff into that.
Or you could just wait until I get home, and pay for it then, and not even have to move it.

My problem with having you all pack it and put it away before I get there is that I need things out of my boxes, both for personal use and for work. This means that I have to go to the storage unit, take everything out of it, unpack half my boxes, take what I need, and then condense and repack the boxes. Also, many places charge for each time you access your box, which costs me even more money.

I hope that you see that I'm doing my best to work with you, when any control of my life has been taken out of my hands.
Thank you.

Sunday, November 9, 2003

12:57PM - Parking Space Is Free

anna came and took her car away not long ago. I heard some noises and looked outside as it was backing out of the driveway. Luckily I caught her before they pulled away and gave her the key miles left taped to the chair.


that is all, and why doesn't that seem to shocking...

Saturday, November 8, 2003

1:54AM - A few things, for the house.

Miles has called it to my attention that everyone in the house thinks that I was giving off negative vibes for the month before I left for Iowa. I find this odd, as I was ecstatic most of the time, and the rest of the time I wasn't even home, as I was working at a show I loved, or hanging out with some new friends, or going to see my favorite band. And when I -was- home, I remember hanging out with Mel and Tony, and some of Tony's friends... Or Taylor in my 'morning' (early afternoon). But I'm sorry if it came off that way. If you thought there was a problem, I wish you had actually said something to me, so we could've worked on it.

Anyhow, as you are all afraid that I will bring back negative vibes to the house, and none of you particularly want me living there, I will be moving out at the end of December, just prior to Christmas if I can manage it, or if the storage people don't deliver/pick up then, directly afterward. Even if I misread Miles' message, and he's not actually kicking me out, it's hard to want to stay somewhere as a 'home,' if no one wants you there. Even if moving to the island makes life.... difficult, heh.

The original IM conversation with Miles that ended up hurting me deeply was written about in my journal, and apparently it was shown as disrespectful that I would post it there, so that his friends could see, and he couldn't. I see my journal as a venting place, for things that really -shouldn't- be said to someone, as it would just do more damage, or no good at all. And I like to share it with people I consider -my- friends as well, so I thought it would be fine. I guess not, so I'm sorry if that came off the wrong way. I took the people off my list that I thought would count as Miles' friends, so that no longer occurs.

Though I don't think of this as a 'household issue,' it has apparently been discussed, and discussed as well with me, so I might as well address it. There was no real conspiracy for Miles to not know I was going to Iowa. Anna asked me not to go tell him, so I didn't. She wanted to tell him in her own time, and when she knew it was definite. I didn't think it was truly an issue, as long as my relationship with him continued the way it was (which I had no indication was improper), which it did when I left. When Miles straight out asked me if I was coming to Iowa, I said yes. I wasn't going to lie to him. At that point, I thought the 'conspiracy,' or whatever you would like to call it, was over anyhow. I don't believe anything was even concrete at that point. Then plans changed, and Miles wasn't informed. However, when told that my rent schedule had become an issue, I apologized, and told him that I was working on rent, and would have it to him as soon as I could. My grandmother has been helping me with it, and she was in the middle of fixing up her house, moving out of it, and selling it, so things were a little off kilter. None of that changed when I left two days later.
Really, I didn't see any of this as a big deal. And since both Tony and Mel knew that I hadn't told him, up to that point when he asked, and even they didn't say they saw anything wrong with it, I continued to believe there was no big deal.
So, when I didn't see any true conspiracy, and I suddenly get an IM conversation from Miles, basically telling me that everyone thinks I was horrible about it, and think I'm basically an untrustworthy, negative spot on the house, when I didn't know anything was wrong... I see myself being at the center of just as much as 'conspiracy' as I put Miles in. Though this one seems more involved.

Anyhow, this is longer than I planned it to be, and more bitter. I just want to say that I'm sorry things worked out this way, and I'm sorry you no longer see me as a good addition to the house. I will be out of your way as soon as I can afford to.

Thank you.

And I would have let you take my stereo upstairs, had you bothered to ask.

Current mood: depressed

Saturday, October 25, 2003

2:45PM - House Meetin


so, being the schedule king that i am, i totally forgot that i already have a meeting on tuesday night. so i was wondering if we could move the house meeting to monday night???

btw, i'm kitten sitting at a friends house and probably won't be home until tomorrow afternoon. . .which is why i'm relaying this message through the magic of livejournal. so if someone reads this and this move works, can the note be reposted in the kitchen?

yup yup.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

5:23PM - le fin.

Okay. This LiveJournal experiment is coming to a close.

This isn't about losing touch with friends: if there's something in your life that you want me to know, you're always welcome to share that with me personally. You're always invited to be a part of my life.

Stop by my place.

Invite me to visit.

Write a letter.

Call me on the phone.

Send E-mail.

I won't be reading your journal. Please don't take it personally.


- Miles

Saturday, September 27, 2003

5:47PM - I Could Be Mistaken, But

I believe I spied some catish shat inside the fireplace. aka DoggyJerky, or doggfloss. I could be wrong though.

Current mood: chipper

Monday, September 22, 2003


I repeat,
lock the bottom lock to the backyard, please.

I just spent too much time breaking into our house and climbing through a window high up in my room, which is not open the majority of the time.
Otherwise I would have had to sit on the back porch, in my pj's until someone got home, or constructed a ladder to climb in Taylor's window.

Current mood: pissed off

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

1:36PM - Yup yup

Hey y'all,

Just so ya know, my friend Aradia is coming in from Spokane tonight (late . . .like wee morning hours late). She'll be stayin until Sunday. Sooo, if you see a new face around the house, it's prolly her. Yup.


That's all.



Just a heads up. My mom'll be spending the evenings of the 26 and 27th here, possibly the 28th.
Her bday is on the 27th, for which we are going to the baseball game that night, and Rocky Horror the evening before.


I think someone hasn't been washing their dishes. I could be wrong, but I think that's why there's always a pile of dirty dishes. Cooking in the kitchen, having company over, and generally being in that area is often more enjoyable when there aren't dishes laying around. There's soap and water easily accessable from the sink, and you should feel free to wash all your dishes with them.


9:33AM - Cast iron pans and wok: proper cleaning

I think someone has been washing the cast-iron pans with soap and water. Please: cast-iron pans and woks are meant to be cleaned with salt and oil. Using soap and water removes the natural non-stick seasoning, which makes things stick to the pans, which makes it a lot less fun to cook. It takes a long time to build it back up. If you really want to wash a pan with soap and water, you'll find there are at least one or two of the more contemporary teflon kind down in the cupboard below and to the right of the oven. You can wash those all you want.


Friday, September 5, 2003


So, I'm pretty sure that we agreed on a rule of washing dishes 8 minutes after using them?
Okay, people are pretty lax about that, which I'm fine with. They usually get washed by the end of the day, or by the original 8 hour idea.

But when I come home, and EVERY SINGLE pan has been used and not cleaned, even the really tiny ones, it's a bit annoying. I mean, could we shoot for cleaning them the same -day- even?

I hate to sound like the bitch of the house, but it's really annoying to have to clean pans before and after each use, when no one else seems to be bothering to clean them at all.
Hell, I even sprayed with oil the one I used yesternoon, so it would be easier to use for the next person. All I'm asking for is a little wipe out of your leftover cooking junk.

~The downstairs bitch

Current mood: bitchy

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

8:58PM - damn

Someone drank my vodka and anna's ryan's.
Not that I begrudge my sharing duties, but...
Can anyone buy me more alcohol?

Or maybe some milk?

Or maybe at least fill out that paperwork so I can get my foodstamps?

Current mood: hungry

Thursday, August 21, 2003

2:00PM - Glass Alert

Sherman knocked the lava lamp over by the front door. It broke and this is a warning that some tiny shards are on the floor there. It was wet and needed to finish drying before they could be finished being swept up.......

this is not a joke....

3:05AM - My HouseMates Rule.....

that is all, except for a big
happy thank you. youse know
whom you are.

Current mood: grateful

Wednesday, August 20, 2003


Just an FYI- my mom is spending the night tomorrow. Not sure how that's gonna fit in with the open mic, but we'll see.

Current mood: hungry

Tuesday, August 19, 2003


has anyone seen my rubber [duckie] he was last spotted chasing sherman. I believe someone left the gate open and now he is gone... he has tags, and will respond to the name, Hippie...

Current mood: amused


So, when Melissa and I said that it's really stinky in the laundry room, we thought you guys might get it.
And when you come down to switch laundry all the time, and the door has been closed while you were gone, we thought you guys might get it.
And when we talked about morning noise, we thought you guys might get it.
And when I said please close the door, we thought you guys might get it.

But now I'm putting it in print.

Close the laundry room door unless you are inside, or are planning on returning within the next 2 minutes!!!!

k, thanks.

Current mood: high

Friday, August 15, 2003

5:08PM - Just to keep in mind...

So, Miles is (maybe) leaving for 2 weeks.
This means that we all need to be responsible for going and picking up the CSA veggies for two weeks (maybe).
We just need to remember to do this on Thursdays, and we'll be all set.

Current mood: where's annnnna?!

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

6:14PM - Yo yo yo!

So, this is going to be our household bulliten board- mostly so that I can continue using the physical one to keep dogs out of my room.
General announcements, scheduling for monthly meetings, and maybe someday the chore schedule will be posted on here, as well as.... well, anything, really.
By anyone who lives in here now until years after they leave, and anyone we get in the future.
Can I stop now?

Current mood: accomplished