Thursday, October 28, 2010

Occasional Piccolo

I always have a difficult time remembering how many Cs are in the word occasion or occasionally. Tonight, however, I sat down and thought about it. I played around with the letters and spelled occasion, ocassion, and occassion. Ocasionaly. Occasionaly. Occasionally. Occassionally.

It's a tricky word!

Then I thought of the word piccolo. I always know how to spell piccolo. I don't know why. I just know how to spell it. There are two Cs in piccolo. There are two Cs in occasion, occasional, and occasionally.


Now I will never forget it.

Friday, October 22, 2010


This is my fridge:

Actually, it's not my fridge, but it's the fridge that came with my house. Note how there is only enough room in this fridge for two gallons of milk. Yes, two gallons. I go through two gallons of milk in a matter of days, so this is a problem. No matter how I've re-arranged (or removed) the wire racks, however, the fridge still only fits two gallons. Until last week.

The door of my fridge is a little bit ridiculous in that it has this can-holder built into it:

I don't even drink stuff out of cans, generally speaking. And I certainly can't remember the last time I ever bought a canned drink. I was really annoyed that my door had so much wasted space, until I got the grand idea to remove the wiring for the can holder. Once I had done so, guess what I discovered? I could fit another whole gallon of milk in there! Observe:

Yes, it does stick out a little:

And yes, I do have to be careful as I open the door to make sure it doesn't fall out:

But hey, overall I think it's a pretty good solution! Now I can fit THREE gallons of milk in my refrigerator, and only go to the store once or maybe twice a week, instead of every other day.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Digs: 13 Things

I don't live with Tree-Hugger anymore. :o( BUT, there are good things about the new place I live. Here are 13 of them.

1. I'm in the same ward.

2. My room can be really dark, so it's great for sleeping in.

3. I'm not in the basement. I wasn't in the basement before, either, but I just really hate basements, so I consider this a good thing.

4. There's room for both my big bookcases, as well as my three smaller ones.

5. My new place looks kind of cute inside. If you don't look closely.

6. My house looks cute from the outside, too.

7. The hardwood floors look nice*.

8. The hot water is just the right temperature, and comes out after just a few seconds of running the water.

9. I got to pick out the window treatments!**

10. Once I get all my boxes from Mother and Father Edit's garage, I'll have all my own kitchen stuff again! I haven't seen my kitchen stuff in over 3 years. Boy, I've missed it. How can one miss measuring cups and mixing bowls, you ask? Hey, they're really nice measuring cups and mixing bowls!

11. I have adequate closet and storage space, which is nice.

12. My house is architecturally interesting.

13. There are a lot of electrical outlets.

Bonus 14, because it's mixed: I don't have wireless (no wireless = problem for online student), so I've bought a device which allows me to access the Internet via the 3G network. It basically turns my laptop into a big phone, so I can get an Internet connection wherever I can get phone service. Woohoo!



*When they're swept. Remember how Anya is carpet-colored? Yeah, well, I no longer have a carpet, and carpet-colored whitish-tannish hairs really show up against a lovely dark hardwood floor.

**I honestly wouldn't be so excited about this if I hadn't been the drapery specialist at BB&B. But I was, so I am.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tis the Season

I started practicing Christmas hymns on the organ on Sunday. Hooray! I am going to make Joy to the World all brassy and sparkly, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing will be powerful and mighty. I still don't know how to handle Once in Royal David's City though. What am I supposed to do with those scales in the bass? I need an organ class.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lo Weight

The last few times I've used my scale, the display has flashed "Lo" on the screen.

That means I'm losing weight, right?