I forgot to mention that I played Lazer Tag again last week. For some of you, this will bring to mind the time when I was a teenager and somehow managed to obtain a negative score, resulting in endless ridicule from my sister, who would probably wipe everybody out and then taze them all just to make sure. All while still in her wheelchair, of course (you can crawl into a corner and die, ATOS Origin).
This time, though, I did not come last! I did not have a negative score! I came a respectable 10th out of 20th, and was something like the 4th best on my team! Okay, we lost, but still! I feel redeemed after beating a bunch of teenagers and primary schoolers! YES!
I suppose this week’s major event has been less a ‘Yeah! America!’ thing and more of ‘well, I’ve never had to go through this process before’. Maplewood needs a new housemate (actually, two), and this week we’ve been getting replies to a Craigslist ad, filtering out those that we think would be a good fit, and having them come over (or Skype!) to see what they’re like in person.
(of course, I say ‘we’, but I mean the people of Maplewood. I’ve just been an observer!)
And it’s difficult! I didn’t realise just how difficult…yeah, something of a sheltered life, I guess. You see various people, all of whom seem to have their good points, and all who seem nice, and you have to pick one and hope that they’re not really a serial killer hiding behind their professed love of Cary Grant films. I’m glad I don’t have to make the decision there. I did, however, get a visit to the Green Market and the Durham Library book sale out of the process, so hurrah!
(the Green Market is particularly awesome - 12 limes for a dollar? HELL YES)
I’m still not completely into the swing of updating the blog, as you’ve probably noticed. I have been trying to make some headway through the list of items I posted a couple of weeks ago, but as normal that list remained accurate for all of about one day. So far, I’ve made the Daim bits and the Salt’n’Pepper bars (the latter being much more popular than I expected!), plus had a brutal failure with the gummies. Less gummy and more rubber cement. I did add something to the list, though: Nesquik Caramels. Artifical strawberry goodness! This week, I’m making the eggs and maybe a little experiment with pectin before I leave next Sunday.
Oh, and for those of you at home keeping score, yes, we did go to Asian Grill on Saturday, making it three Saturdays out of three. They’re going to be disappointed when we don’t show next week…