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Friday follies!

Well, I was trying to figure out how when I take the bed apart again that I can fix it for the last time!  I was thinking if I could find something to run across the bottom of the frame so that the box springs won't fall through.  I was thinking wooden slats or something of that sort. I was hoping I could find something to use on m property.  Well, I was working that out when my friend called.

He lives up the street. (His mom is my bestie). He wanted to bring back a book he borrowed back in the dark ages (lol) and I told him we could sit on the porch and for him to bring Cocoa!  He agreed and I got to spoil and love on Cocoa and see my little stinky too! lol

He stayed until well after my usual lunchtime, so I just skipped lunch and went right to dinner.  I had a snack in the afternoon, so it wasn't too bad.  I ate my last two pieces of pizza for my dinner. I'm sad it's gone, but it sure was good while it lasted!  

I received a package from Amazon today.  I ordered some washi and some pens. The pens are blue ballpoints and they have a very nice size tip and the ink it dark and beautiful.  It flows soooo well.  I love them.  They are Zebra Z grip Flight pens.  Very nice and a definite new favorite!  Now, let me tell you about the washi.  This is a brand I have bought before. I have bought a LOT of washi from this brand. It's some damn good quality washi.  It's usually a good value for the money, too.  Well..... I opened the envelope my stuff came in today and I thought there had to be a mistake.  The box that my washi came in was small enough to fit in my hand and it was a multi roll pack!  I took a few pictures to share:

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This picture does not show how small these are.  I will now share another two pictures to give you an idea!

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The roll on the left is a regular size roll of washi from the same brand.  Look at the one on the right!


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Here is the picture of the whole box of wash with two regular rolls on the outside.  

The washi is absolutely gorgeous, I just wish there were more of it!  There are ten rolls in all.  Two really wide ones, four regular widths, two smaller widths, and two of the mini width.

In case you want to see the pens, here is the box with one of these smooth writing bois!

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No puzzle today

Yes, I didn't start a puzzle today.  I meant to, but I was working on my Linux laptop longer than I planned.  Last night, I was going to see bout getting out my Linux laptop and putting Journey on it. It's the journal app I used on my Android phone, my MacBook Pro, and online.  I saw where it said you could download a Linux version.  I was excited so I got the laptop out last night, plugged it in and booted it.  It booted and then I got an error message about missing packages.  What?  ARGH! I used my Google Foo to look up a solution.  I went through the steps and it started loading. Yay!  But, it just kept loading. For over an hour.  I knew I wasn't going to fix it last night as it was late and I was tired, so I left it alone.

I got on it around 1:30 today and worked on it.  I went into recovery mode (something I had done last night) but I did a few more things in there, installed a few things via the terminal and rebooted.  Success!  I had to play with it a bit and then went to download Journey.  Sadly, since my Linux runs on i386 and not 64 (Bit? I forget the specs but I know the 64) it won't work.  At least I can use the cloud version!  Oh well.

So, I got my Linux laptop up and running without losing any of my stuff.  I don't have anything on there that is not backed up somewhere else, but I didn't want to install fresh and have to download all my apps and set up my personal settings again. I was happy to get this going!  As I was still playing around on it and hoping to find a way to make Journey work (I never did!) my friend texted and asked if I'd like to meet him at a restaurant that is near to his workplace. I said, sure! I went and we ate and then I drove home. I stopped by the post office and checked my box.  I got two penpal letters from regular pals and a letter from a potential new pal. Yay!

As I was leaving my house to go meet my friend, I had been waiting on a package. I checked my package tracking app before I went to my car and it wasn't delivered yet. I go out, get in my car and notice the mail truck drive down the street.  I drove out and noticed my package.  He had come right after I checked the app! lol . I turned around and went back to my house (I had pulled out of the driveway and was heading up the street before I saw the package) . I grabbed it and carried it with me.  I knew it was swag from Twitter Insiders but I didn't know exactly what it was.  I was so excited to get home and open it up!

I joined Twitter Insiders well over a year ago and I join in on discussions there and they send out surveys every so often. I got picked to win some Twitter Insiders swag!  YAY! I love swag.  I got four really nice items.  A tote bag, a water bottle, a notebook, and a pen.  I love it all and I took a picture of my goodies to share:

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Nifty, eh?  I love swag!  I love that it is all useful things, too!  If you've read this blog for a while, you'll know how much I love notebooks and pens! It was a good day for mail.  Swag and penpal letters. :)

 

 


When your errands lead to Starbucks

So, I had to go to two places. One was Office Max to get some pens.  They have their brand ball point pens on a door buster price of .99 according to the website.  I love these pens. It's a 12 pack and it's usually over $2 a pack.  I had to pick up a few packs at this price.  I went and they were marked $1.49 but there was also a sign that said .99!  I took it to the register and showed the clerk and he rang them up for the price online.  The best thing?  They actually rang up with a discount off of that so I got them for .79 a box!  Yay! I bought four boxes.  That should keep me for a while.  They are the best writing pens.  The ink flows so smoothly.  I love them!  Here is the LINK if you want to check them out. They are the best pens ever.  Seriously! 

So, that is all I got at Office Max.  I then went to Dollar Tree to see if they had any puzzles.  The last time I was in this particular Dollar Tree, they had a bunch . This time they had a lot less.  I was able to find three though!  I got those and a cute jack o' lantern hanging decoration and a big zipper pouch that is adorable.  It has coffee and donuts on it. So cute!  Here they are:

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Cute, yes?  You'll see the puzzles as I do them.  I didn't start one today since I went out so late.  The Dollar Tree I went to and the Office Max are right at the Starbucks.  I figured a frappuccino would be a nice end to an errand trip!  It was!  I got that and headed home.  My car acted up a little, but not too badly. It also started up both times that I turned it off, so that was great! 


Back on track

With my internet back, I got back on track today.  I got up and after breakfast, I went for my walk.  I got back from it and had time to relax with a cup of coffee before doing my workouts.  I did those and then played some Pocket Camp  before fixing lunch.  After lunch, I played more Pocket Camp and then worked on straightening up an area of my room that needed it. It's all done and looks so much better!  I wanted to do that.  It's an area that doesn't get used a lot, so it gets cluttered and dusty.  I got rid of the clutter, organized everything, dusted, and swept.  It's nice now.

I was relaxing after that and playing more Pocket Camp when my friend texted and asked if I want to go eat.  I did, so we did.  After we ate, we went to Ollie's and he got some things he needed.  He got me a paper cutter.  I found one that was only twenty dollars.  I was happy.  I've been wanting one like this.  I also got a journal.  I didn't need another journal, but this one is actual graph paper and it's blue with a pencil on the front. Here is my haul from Ollies:

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I have the new bigger cutter on my craft cart with my smaller cutter and some sharpies. ^_^ It will be much easier to cut larger stacks of paper with this cutter than my little one.  I've wanted one for a while now and I was happy to see this one in Ollie's!


Saturday and Starbucks!

I decided today that I should take my pen pal letters to Starbucks this afternoon.   I was hoping they wouldn't be too busy and I'd be able to get a seat.  They weren't, and I did!  I sat at one of the little tables.  My favorite table was taken.  I wrote all but one of my letters and was on the last one when I decided to move to the comfy chairs for a bit.  I had gotten there and saw my favorite table open up.  I went and got it and spent the rest of the time there. ^_^  I was happy to get to sit in my favorite spot one last time.  Last time? You ask.  Well, this particular location is moving a short distance away into a larger location.  They will be closing at 2pm on the 31st and won't re-open in the new location until August 4th.  I'm glad I went as I didn't know they were moving so soon.  I got to sit in my favorite comfy chair once more and at my favorite table. That was nice!

Also, while I was there, I got an extra drink for free!  One of the regulars ordered his drinks and they were wrong somehow.  I don't know the details.  He gave one to a lady that was at the counter and asked around if anyone wanted the other.  It was a caramel frappuccino.  I said, yes! LOL!  I had long since finished my cascara latte, so this was a nice surprise!  I enjoyed it immensely.  I shouldn't have had it as I had had a chocolate chip cookie, but free Starbucks! LOL

I got all my letters written.  I hand wrote all of them.  I just need to get them in envelopes and ready to mail.  I'll do that after I finish typing this.  I did take quite a lot of pictures of Starbucks while I was there.  I'm going to miss this location.  It was my first Starbucks!  I've grown so fond of it.  I'm sure I'll learn to love the new location too, but it won't be the same!  Yes, I took my bullet journal with me. :)

Today's workouts were intense.  It was arm day so that part wasn't so bad. The cardio video to open the workouts?  The #100burpeeburnout YIKES!  I survived.  I think that was the main reason I figured Starbucks would be a good idea!  After all the stress lately and then that, Starbucks was necessary. :P  

I hope to get down to the post office tomorrow to mail these letters and check my box.  I hope I have more letters. That would be cool.  Of course if there are more than 9 that might be a bad thing! LOL!


More views

Okay, so here is the notebook with the pen in the front and a view of one of the inside pages.  I think this will be perfect for my French learning.  I looked up the info inside and the codes are for  http://www.stkrit.com  It's probably something I won't use for this notebook, but I might use for something else.  It looks pretty neat!  Here is the notebook cover and the inside:

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