I built a fire today in my fireplace. Actually, I built a few fires. I'm pretty sure that it burns way too fast and doesn't have very efficient combustion, but it works a lot better than the baseboard heaters. Except for in my bedroom. That stays cold. So it's pretty hot over here by the fire, while very cold in my bedroom. Sucks for when I go to bed, but it's fine right now.
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I'm going to mandy's parents' for the weekend. Apparently mandy gets presidents' day off, so she thought it would be a good idea to go. I don't [get pres.' day off]. So, she had to change her plans. Sucks. But we're bringin' some purportedly very good wine, and C.S. Lewis' "The Last Battle." Should be a blast. Especially because I turn beet-red when I get too much alkeyhol in me. Laugh it up. I'll get you later. That's a gin and tonic in my hand, with lots of lime. My sisters appreciate the incredible flavor of lime. I'm so proud.
Oh, mandy's parents got DSL, so the internet doesn't take forever. They also have cingular coverage now. So I can make and receive phone calls. The capacity is still pretty low, so I get disconnected a lot. Anyway, their place is no longer a total retreat. It's more like a taking two or three steps back.
On a related note, mandy got cable internet. Pretty crazy, huh? I talked to her on IM today. That's quite a change from the past. It only took her 5 months to do it too. Anyway, I have work to do.