Miranda (mandydax) wrote,
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<ramble>I think J Lo should stick to music, though I did like her in The Cell, but of course that was probably due to the awesome costumes and scenics in the heads of the characters. Yay, Vincent D'Onofrio! By the way, have I mentioned how much I love Gorem from Law & Order: Criminal Intent? It's almost like he's autistic, but that way he just seems to know everything is incredible. Best L&O character ever. Like Monk, but without the OCD. Speaking of OCD, I read this awesome article in Discover magazine about how a lot of mental disorders may be caused by a simple vitamin, mineral, or other nutrient deficiency. I'm going to start taking extra zinc and Ω-3 fatty acids for SAD and depression/social-anxiety, and... something else for memory... I'll have to look up in the article, but it will have to wait until my finances are caught up. I've been very good with my money. I'm keeping myself on a strict $40/wk cash allowance for right now, but I did forget about gasoline, so that'll have to be extra. I want to use the card at the pump just because it's easier, plus I won't be tempted by convenience store crap when I go inside, because I won't go inside. Anyway, like my other bills, that will just be outside the cash allowance. I really hope that Carol can get all our temp jobs at Mercy to be made perm. It would probably mean a decent raise, but benefits are the most awesome part. I figure if I get a raise out of it, I'll just set that right into savings. Who knows? I may even be able to make my $5000 goal for the year if that happens mid-year. I don't know what the difference would be, but I figure the temp agency is keeping at least 10%-15%, which is around $40-$65/wk, pre-tax. That could really add up. It would be an extra $1000-$1700 for the last half of the year. The thing I thought about recently was that if this happens, I'd end up switching from weekly paychecks on a Tuesday to a bi-weekly paycheck on Thursday or Friday, so I need to have a buffer of an extra week's pay by then. It won't be a problem. I guess I won't be sending back the TiVo. I figure with the shipping and handling and the return shipping and the restocking fee, it will end up costing me about as much to return it as it would to keep it. I think paying $75 to return it or accept the extra $25 loss to keep it is okay. Whatever. I'm not going to be pissed at myself about it; that's not productive. I'll need to get another USB 802.11b network thingy for it, and the monthly fee, but it's only $7, so it's all good, and I'll double my recording capacity. I could even set it up for the shows Patti wants so she can record whatever she wants. I guess that would involve her learning how to tell it what she wants, but she can learn. Speaking of TV, Mary's coming over to DDR with me on Tuesday! I'm very excited, and I can show off my clean room. Need to get pix of that up, too. I'll have to move the little couch so we can both see the TV. So that's enough for now.</ramble>

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Name that tune and Name that Movie
One movie left (chick flick starring Sandra Bullock):
 11. *answers phone* Hi. /  Why do you do that? /
    Do what? / Answer like you know it's me. /
    But it is you.

Two tunes left:
 13. *Ani Difranco* Squint your eyes, and look closer.
                    I'm not between you and your ambition.
                    I am a poster girl with no poster.
 14. *vocalist bursts into crows in the video*
     *F vocal* *hums* If I could melt your heart,
               *hums* we'd never be apart. 
               *hums* Give yourself to me. 
               *hums* You hold the key.
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