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Good Housekeeping. (Er, not so much…)

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A few quick housekeeping notes, regarding The Blawg, The House and, well, ME, basically.

1. The Blawg:

For a few days around Christmas/New Year/Whenever, WordPress decided that rather than just publish all of the lovely comments people leave here, it would, instead, select random comments to hold in a “pending” queue, which I would then have to publish manually. I have no idea why it did this, and it didn’t bother to tell me it was doing it, so if you happened to publish a comment here back in December and it didn’t appear, don’t worry, you haven’t been blacklisted or anything (Well, unless yours was one of the many comments inviting me to view porn or enlarge my penis, in which case you can sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here…), and your comment has now been published. Sorry about that.

2. The House

For Christmas, Terry was given money, which he used to replace one of the broken monitors on his computer. Then he decided to just replace the other one, too. (For yes, Terry is spechul enough to need two monitors. For, you know, his TWO HEADS.) Then he apparently lost his mind and thought, “Screw it! If two monitors are good, why THREE MONITORS must be even better!” So he bought another one.  This is what his desk now looks like:


Teh master OMG!!!1!
Teh master OMG!!!1!

(note: he DID change the wallpaper, by the way. He is no longer The Master.)

Here, meanwhile, is my desk:


1. SAD lamp
2. Salad forks
3. Yeah, ya got me – all I actually do is look at my own blog all day…
4. Magazines, on top of THE PRINTER, which lives on my desk on account of Terry’s being covered in monitors
5. Small pile o’makeup for me to review. (Note to self: maybe get round to doing that sometime..)
6. The replacement for the water bottle Rubin killed. Not that I was going to the gym that day, of course…
7. Big pile o’ ear plugs.
8. The mug is still going strong, Erik!

And you know what’s annoying? My desk NEVER looks that untidy. I am a neat freak. I cannot breathe when I’m surrounded by STUFF like that, and I did clean it right after I took that picture, I promise…

Also, and on a not totally unrelated note: has anyone seen the charger for my cellphone? Because I sure as hell haven’t, and Terry and I have turned the house upside down looking for it. WHERE DID IT GO? I had to order a new one, such was my dire need of it, but that hasn’t been much use to me either, because I left the phone itself at my parents’ house on Sunday. Hope you worked out how to switch off all of the annoying recurring alarms, mum and dad!

3. ME

Remember the RED WEALS? That dry, scaly red skin that appears underneath my eyes during times of stress, and also apparently NOT during times of stress? The ones that no makeup will cover, and which make me look like I’ve been punched in the face, twice? Yeah, they’re back. I have no idea why. Not using any new products, not feeling stressed, not been doing anything that could reasonably have made this happen, so I can only assume my body just decided now would be a good time to make me look like hell. Thanks, body! Hate you too!

So, how are you?


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  • Hayley
    January 13, 2009

    For a long time now, I have been reading about your weals and thinking, "Ah, that sounds horrible. Glad it's not me, tee!" But alas, I have inexplicably started getting hives around my eyes, beginning with the onset of this winter. The only thing I've found that makes them go away for two or three days is steroid cream from the dermatologist.

    So, I feel your pain now with the whole eye thing.

    <abbr>Hayley´s last blog post..Stompin' At The Savoy</abbr>

  • Kristabella
    January 13, 2009

    WordPress will put a few comments every day into my "pending approval" queue. I don't know why. Every person that gets put into that queue is someone who has commented on my site, some are people who have been commenting almost since the beginning.

    Me thinks there is no rhyme or reason.

    <abbr>Kristabella´s last blog post..Locks of Love</abbr>

  • Amanda Nicole
    January 13, 2009

    I am so clutter-phobic, I have shunned a desk entirely and work in various places in the living room, and stash a few notebooks in the magazine rack. A bit extreme, but hey, it could be a new sport.

    And I'm sorry to hear about your weals. Sounds like a mysterious malaise indeed…

    <abbr>Amanda Nicole´s last blog post..small graces: day 13</abbr>

  • Louise
    January 14, 2009

    Good thanks

    Terry, love the monitors. I wish I was that important!

    <abbr>Louise´s last blog post..Spastic of the week</abbr>

    • Terry
      January 14, 2009

      You should promote yourself to that level of importance, no one will object I promise 🙂 Many desktop computers have one spare monitor output so I am sure you can have at least two monitors. 😉

  • BWC
    January 14, 2009

    Ha, ha! Loving the wallpaper 😉

    <abbr>BWC´s last blog post..Haiku in paint?</abbr>

  • Tracey
    January 14, 2009

    My husband is jealous he doesn't have three monitors too. I have no red weals and my heartiest wish is for yours to disappear very soon.

    <abbr>Tracey´s last blog post..This learnin' business is hard!</abbr>

  • Hilary
    January 14, 2009

    I love the wallpaper- it seems entirely appropriate for 3 monitors. Hilarious.

    <abbr>Hilary´s last blog post..Late? But I Didn’t Even KNOW?!!</abbr>

  • ElementalGrace
    January 31, 2009

    Hi, I know this is a bit late but:

    1) I love your blog. I tune in from time to time and it never fails to make me giggle or smile or just feel better about life

    2) Have you tried argan oil on your red weals? I got some from Morocco and it's like miracle juice when I get randomly scaly bits on my face when I'm stressed.

    • Amber
      February 2, 2009

      Thanks, I'm glad you like it! And thanks for the red weal suggestion, too – they seem to be in remission at the moment but I will keep an eye out for it!

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