January 29, 2009 11:27 pm

News on all fronts

News on the apartment front:

I managed to score a cute, simple little lamp at Target the other day, as well as a much-needed curtain rod. I am still getting used to our curtains, but it’s nice to finally have them up.

About a week and a half ago, I ordered a narrow small side table to sit in between the wall and the couch and I’m still waiting for it to arrive. I don’t totally trust the website. Let’s all hope my table makes it to me safely. And soon. I have some heathered gray felt coasters from Etsy that I’d like to set on it. I am not a crazy coaster person, I promise, but I do think they look nice sometimes.

As you can see over on Flickr, I managed to get our plants repotted! I came close to killing our jade plant on accident and, while I’m still not sure what I did wrong, I’m hoping its new environment will encourage it to keep up the fight. The other plants look happy in their new homes.

Aloe Plant

News on the WTF front:

This could be a whole entry unto itself, but long story short, if I would have actually looked into it, I could have put Daniel on my health insurance aaaaages ago. Instead, I listened to what I was told at work (“No, marriage is not a qualifying event!”) and waited it out until the next Open Enrollment session. I decided to prove a point and email my healthcare provider about this qualifying event business and was told I was correct. HA.

Also, WHY IS HEALTHCARE SO EXPENSIVE? Ugh. I don’t actually know how much I pay for mine, but GOOD GRIEF adding Daniel is a lot of dollars.

News on the snowboarding front:

I have still only gone once so far, but I expect to end up there on Saturday. Woo-hoo!

News on the technology front:

The Netflix video player for Xbox is SO. AWESOME. We’ve been using it to watch documentaries from PBS, The History Channel, and other lovely educational things. I especially enjoyed the one about ocean life. It had all sorts of cephalopods and showed how they can change their colors at will and it was amazing! Loving cephalopods at the moment.

I am also glad that WPMU 2.7 is finally out! I can’t wait to upgrade some of our client sites running it.

…aaand that’s about all that’s going on with me. I can’t believe we’re almost into February!

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6 Comments

  • Kerri Anne says:

    I sort of want to punch your HR lady in the ovaries, which is not nice of me, I know, but hi, this is (part of) what I do for a living, and HI, it doesn’t get much more event-qualifying than MARRIAGE.

    Also: Netflix is tres awesome, amen.

  • Meggan says:

    Yeahhh… That’s what I thought too. The stupid form even had a “why are you filling out this form” question, and I took great pleasure in checking off “QUALIFYING EVENT.”

  • Melissa says:

    UGH @ the healthcare thing. I’m totally naive as a 10yr old still about benefits but even I know that marriage COUNTS. Blah. :P

    NETFLIX FTW. Now that I can has job I can has Netflix again! :D So the player for the Xbox works well? I wonder if its the same for a regular TV player…as we don’t have an Xbox…it would be too fab to “rent” the available movies like that all the time. :D

    Oh btw, I positively adore every piece of furniture in your previous post. WHY OH WHY can’t there be an IKEA in KY instead of like 100mi away. *cries* It’s all gorgeous though, yay! :D

  • Meggan says:

    Netflix for the Xbox is WONDERFUL. Daniel likes to use it as a movie repository (he pretends we “own” the movies that he puts on there) but I like using it for much more temporary purposes. The History Channel or PBS shows, that sort of thing. Small, learn-y type episodes. I think it’d be the same to watch it on a computer (it’s your “Instant Queue” instead of the normal queue) but I like that with the Xbox you can watch it on your TV!

    Thank you about the furniture! Actually, only the bookshelves are from IKEA – everything else is from different stores. Couch = Room & Board, Table = Overstock.com, chair = thrift store, etc. I wanted it to look nice, but not like an IKEA showroom, haha.

    We actually have a small side table next to the couch now and the curtains are up, but I want to wait to take more photos until it looks more “polished,” I guess. Need to hem the curtains and fix the other end of the room, which is a miserable mess.

  • Abby says:

    Hello! I’m not commenting on the correct topic, but apparently you can only comment on the most recent topic.

    I was laughing about your snowboarding post. I commiserate. After having never learned to ski or snowboard in HS, I started last year. To get off to an easy start, I bought REALLY short little kid skis, then progressed really quickly and was in desperate need of new skis by a couple of weeks ago. Friday night, feeling the pressure of Saturday skiing, I hesitantly bought a pair of full size skis. I wanted to go more intermediate, but no. I am now the proud owner of a pair of full size roxy skis. They’re black and pink and green, and make me look like a 13 year old with an attitude problem. And they nearly killed me on my first day, since the mountain was essentially a big downhill ice rink. :(

    Anyway, your apartment looks lovely! Are you still where you were last time I was there? I like that place.

    Have a good V-day!

  • Brandy says:

    Darn health insurance. Takes so much money out of your checks, and still doesn’t cover. Well, from my experience anyway. lol. Mine takes about 20 dollars every two weeks, and I still have doctor bills coming out of my ass. Kind of defeats the purpose of having insurance.