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10:23 pm - I can't even make ramen tonight.
Dammit! I just got home from practice and there's nothing to eat! No, wait. Yes there is. Let me rephrase that.

Dammit! I just got home from practice and I can't cook! Er, no. None of those foods involve any real degree of cooking. One more time:

Dammit! I just got home from practice and I find myself in a position where I have food, the experience necessary to cook it, and nothing to cook it in because I live with a bunch of slobs (housemates who actually read my journal excluded)!

That was a little wordy, but it'll do.

When were dishes last washed? Two weeks ago? Three maybe? I have lots of food I could eat, but I can't prepare any of it without washing something. I used to ignore my fears of salmonella, botchulism and radiation poisoning (hey, it could happen (yes it could. You haven't seen our kitchen)), break down and wash something, but it just isn't worth it anymore. Do you know how many times in the last week I've come downstairs at 1:00 AM only to find that the salsa -- which was probably used around 7:00 -- sitting wide-open on the countertop? No, of course you don't. I do though, and the answer is twice. Salsa's a pretty innocuous food, and I guess I'm just glad that Nate is on an (almost) all-vegetable diet. Otherwise there would be ground chuck sitting on the counter for hours.

Rancid Chinese take-out containers, measuring cup with remnants of this evening's grated cheese, little bits of burrito filling all over the friggin' counter, crushed corn chips on the floor (they're xoshua's chips, but I saw them get crushed and he didn't do it)... The kitchen never gets like this. Is it because Nate is cooking instead of ordering pizza these days? Doubtful as it's not all his fault. Honestly though, what the hell? Is this the reason Mikey moved out? Yes, actually, it is. Wait a second, the kitchen always gets like this. WHY?!

Some would call me fussy. Some are Mongol warlords.

Anyway, the kitchen's a mess and the only clean dishes are mismatched Tupperware®, a couple of plates, some mugs, and the lid of the crock pot. I'd like to eat something hot, and the only thing I can make without washing something is a frozen pizza. I had a frozen pizza last night though, and eating one tonight would put me at more than twice the number of frozen pizzas I've eaten in the last year in less than 24 hours (more than twice 'cuz twice zero is still zero (and the frozen Uno's I had on Halloween doesn't count)). I could order food, but it's late and I decided -- before it was too late to order -- that I wasn't going to as I'd purchased groceries last night. No, I'll subsist on baby carrots, two bananas and an orange. Green leafy vegetables be damned.

Dammit. Did I sat that already? I did? Well just for emphasis: dammit.

How the rest of my day went: Glad you asked. Work was busy. Today that was a good thing. Practiced with Offbeat tonight, and we learned three new songs -- not too shabby. One was Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. Guess how long that one took me to learn? As long as it took to learn a 4-measure loop and sing it over and over and over and over. I did laundry. That was my day.

I'll leave you with one parting thought: dammit.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: Brain Surgeons -- Ciudades Y Navidades

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From:evil_jim
Date:December 21st, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)

Kwestion...

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I think I would have broken down long ago and washed all the dishes at your place just to keep higher life forms from evolving in the kitchen and evicting me. Is it worse than Tick & Lindsay's? They were over tonite and she said the day we were there was a "bad day" and now that finals are over she's been cleaning. He says once he's done with Zelda he'll be cleaning too.

We watched The Wizard of Speed and Time tonite. Tick, of course, loved it and Lindsay likes it but feels bad that Mike Jittlov hasn't had much work since. Once I get a DVD burner (which will hopefully be within the next few weeks) I'll make a copy of the DVD for you.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 21st, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Kwestion...

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Ooh... WOSAT on DVD? I'm looking forward to that. As for the kitchen, well, I didn't see Tick and Lindsay's last time we were there but if it's anything like the rest of their apartment, I'd have to concede that theirs is worse.
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From:angelic667
Date:December 21st, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Kwestion...

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I've seen WOSAT on DVD before. Quite amusing. I even got a background story on it from someone that knew the creator of it.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 21st, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I was pretty pleased with that when I wrote it. Hey, out of curiosity, do you recognize the icon of Steve Buscemi with a chainsaw? It's from the movie Ed and His Dead Mother. Just wondering if you'd ever seen it? If not, there are reasons -- good ones -- that you haven't, but it might be worth your time if you have nothing better to do.
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From:evil_jim
Date:December 21st, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
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it might be worth your time if you have nothing better to do.

TWoSaT has been declared the movie YOU would make if you didn't have anything better to do.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 21st, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry, Jim's right. Five years in the making, five days in the theater, The Wizard of Speed and Time is the movie that has everything. It's even got the kitchen sink.
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From:jinxedkisses
Date:December 21st, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
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*big hug* I understand your pain...I understand completely
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 21st, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Woah. If I'd known that I could get a hugs by claiming that I live in a pig sty, I'd have started doing it long ago.

In all seriousness though, this can't go on much longer. It just can't. As far as silverware goes, we're down to knives. Somebody's going to cave and start washing things. I just know it. Until that happens, I'm sequestering myself in my bedroom where at the very least the filth is mine.
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From:r3507
Date:December 21st, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Just based on this entry, Colin, I'd be willing to bet that the one who caves is you. Never underestimate the ability of slobs to tolerate their own mess; they'll just wash dishes on an ad-hoc basis until you crack under the pressure, lest the sink become host to some otherworldly intelligence that enters our universe through unidentifiable mold.
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From:sacredspud
Date:December 21st, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Just based on this entry, Colin, I'd be willing to bet that the one who caves is you.

You've just voiced my greatest fear. I don't consider myself beaten though, until I run out of foods that can be eaten raw or without any silverware. Ramen is fairly edible uncooked. Frozen pizza can be eaten uncut by rolling it into a tube. Junk mail can be softened in water.
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From:evil_jim
Date:December 22nd, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)

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Frozen pizza can be eaten uncut by rolling it into a tube.

That is a great idea! That sounds like something I would think of and bewilders me why I haven't... So, does it work?
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From:jinxedkisses
Date:December 21st, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC)
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I grab your boobs all the time, what makes you think I won't touch you?
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From:xoshua
Date:December 21st, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC)
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hopefully sean will cave before nate. and they actually aren't my chips... nate just said i could and should eat them. and other than the new pyrex i bought for baking friday, i cleaned all the dishes i dirtied that night... and have been home oh so little... i don't know if i've actually dirtied any of those dishes...

of course, if the dishes last until new years weekend, i may end up caving in first...
I can't even make ramen tonight. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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