Friday, December 30, 2005

Social life? Who needs a social life?

One of my many to-do items for this holiday break (I have a wonderful 10 days with no work, ahhhhhhh....) was to go shopping for various things. This included comfy pjs, some new shirts, some house stuff (why do I go through so many paper towels?), toiletries, heavily discounted holiday decorations for next year, etc., etc. I actually don't enjoy shopping all that much, so in order to soothe myself (and because I hadn't gotten a single physical XMas gift yet), I decided to buy myself something fun.

Oh, dear lord, why, oh why, did I choose to get The Sims (yes, I realize that I am dreadfully behind the times, but I did pick it up for only 19.99)?

Guess what I've been doing for the past two days?

Last night I baked macaroons, using the leftover eggwhites from my Holiday Cooking Extravaganza (more on that later, if I can tear myself away from my little virtual people) and told myself that I could only play God while the cookies were baking. Well, at least I didn't burn any of the cookies, but the kitchen is still a mess. And if my friend Marina hadn't come over, I doubt that I would've even cleared a path in the living room to walk through. And it only took 16 hours for the clean laundry to finally make it back into the bedroom, although I still need to hang it up.

I've still got to polish up my Grad School essays, work on a ton of SCA-related stuff, and maybe clean the cat boxes (I'm sure the furry little buggers would appreciate it), put together an outfit for tomorrow's New Year's Eve party, pay some bills, clean the backyard (although it just started raining/snowing like a mofo, so I think that'll have to wait), and clean my office. And probably lots of other things that I have hopefully written down so that I don't totally forget them.

Well, maybe I'll just play a little bit first....

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