aceofkittens: (not here)
I've been trying really hard lately to practice mindfulness, because I am tired of constantly losing things. I went through and tagged my entire LJ over the holidays, and the fact that "losing my stuff" earned fifteen entries and that I was struggling with this very issue in 2004 really says a lot.

It's not simply the grief at losing a beloved slug hat, or the annoyance at losing a particularly cute set of fleecy striped gloves (as I did over the holidays and still do not understand how that happened), though those things are irritating and painful. It's the underlying knowledge that you're scattered, careless, disorganized, brainless. Except that I have a mind like a steel-jaw trap, which retains facts and trivia for all of eternity... so it makes no sense that my body is like a sieve, constantly leaking small items.

Really, to give myself a little bit of slack, it's that I've got other things on my mind, so these little trivial matters like "Where are the car keys this time?" fall by the wayside. However, after losing the striped fleecy gloves, I really had it with myself. I decided I would pay close attention to all of my small objects, a roll call of items, if you would. This involved saying to myself: "Ok, the car keys always go in the front pocket of my bag. The work keycard always goes in the other front pocket. The sunglasses go in the back pocket. This is where these items live and they have to come home every night to where they live."

It has been working pretty well, and I was giving myself a pat on the back for no longer having to worry about losing my stuff. You can tell there's a "Dun dun DUNNNNN...." moment coming, right? Yeah, well.

Blah )


Aug. 25th, 2007 11:33 am
aceofkittens: (ouch)
I can't find the shade structure!!! AUUUUGH!

ETA: Disaster averted. Shade structure located. Ah, what would Burning Man prep be without these little moments of abject hysteria!
aceofkittens: (bad mood)
Well, here is an update of my woes from yesterday:

First of all, I did find my primary set of car keys lurking at the bottom of my backpack, which I had already gone through at least three times. Of course.

As far as my broken tooth, I was at the dentist from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the actual dentist's chair from 4:30 onwards having my tooth reconstructed. It proved to be that the tooth itself, not the filling, had broken. Yes, there is a filling in that tooth, above the part where it broke. Essentially, the "live" part of the tooth broke away from the filling. I tried to get a copy of my X-ray to post here, but it was taking too long and I needed to go.

Unfortunately, because it was the tooth and not a filling and because there was no cavity... my dental insurance didn't cover this procedure. So I had to pay out of pocket. Dun Dun Dun. $250 later... I have the finest gold grillz a pirate could want! No, just kidding. It's a regular beautiful expensive white tooth.

Moral of the story: I'm not certain this had anything to do with me biting [ profile] eto_theipi, but I have strong suspicion that he hexed me. Bitch! :)
aceofkittens: (battle!)
I broke my front tooth this morning biting into something. I actually have a filling in my front tooth and it broke in half and the half fell out. Now I have a (charming?) gap in my smile.

And I'm leaving for my trip tonight.


ETA: I've also lost my car keys.
aceofkittens: (me and chip)
I found my missing CDs! They were wedged underneath the backseat of the car.


Now I can put them away and continue to not listen to them. :)

Here are some pics of the best cat ever:

Pics of Chip! )


Sep. 6th, 2006 03:45 am
aceofkittens: (feck)
Somehow, somewhere, since I went on vacation last week, I lost/misplaced/whatever all of my CDs which I had specifically packed for the trip.

I thought they were at my mom's, then I thought they were in LA, then I hoped maybe they were in a bag or in the car. They are nowhere. Waaah! :(

Well, either they will turn up or they won't.

Also, happy birthday, [ profile] darthmollusc! :)
aceofkittens: (why???)
...I left all my holiday cards in LA. Gaaaah!! I have like, four boxes of them! I suddenly vaguely remember how I took them with me at one point, imagining I'd send out holiday cards in November. Right! Like that has ever happened in the history of the world.

Oh well. I probably wouldn't have sent anything out in a timely fashion. And I suppose I could buy another box during the post-Xmas sale & add it to the other four boxes, all of which were purchased in that fashion.

Hey, if that's the only thing I left behind, I'm ahead of the game.
aceofkittens: (Default)
Every day, I tell myself that I am going to start being more mindful (as opposed to mindless), yet every day, it seems that I either misplace something or downright lose it. I blame the Underpants Gnomes for the bras and underpants, but the rest of it is just me being brainless (although, to paraphrase someone, "it might help if I tried sleeping more than 2 hours a night."). Yesterday, I found myself missing my driver's license and ATM cards, which I had last seen with my money wrapped around them, as I shoved them into a pocket in my backpack. As I did so, the thought bubble of "Hmmm, maybe I shouldn't put my valuable commodities into that open pocket like I'm doing!" briefly came into existence over my fluffy head, then popped. Sure enough, hours later, when I decided to put the stuff into my wallet, it was all missing.

Ouch. After many hours of turmoil, I ultimately located all of that extremely important stuff strewn around the footwell of the back seat of my car. So, it must have all flown out as I swung my backpack into the car. Nice, eh? I'm so damn lucky. I was about to start canceling my ATM cards. Damn it, Jim, when am I going to organize everything I own? I have all these wonderful boxes, just waiting to be filled with content. When, when, when?!!

A joke

Nov. 26th, 2003 10:35 pm
aceofkittens: (Default)
This is my friend Maria's favorite joke.

So, these people are walking down the street -- it's a horrible, ugly day. It's pouring down rain and sleet, the wind is blowing something fierce. And this guy's heading toward them -- he looks terrible. He's totally wet and bedraggled and he's only got one shoe. But he's happy as a clam -- singing, dancing. They stop him and ask, "What's the matter with you? I mean look at you, you're cold, you're wet, and you lost a shoe." "No," he says with a big grin, "I found a shoe."

I found my shoe!!! And all my other lost items! As I hoped, they were all in one place! The day is saved.
aceofkittens: (Default)
In time honored fashion, I have infected my roommate with my dread disease of last week. I am mostly on the mend; now it's her turn to feel like ass. Hey, I don't mind spreading it around. You want some of this? Come and get some!

Actually, I feel bad, because she's really miserable, and the cat still loves me best.

So, I've been trying, with very little success, to clean this shithole of a flat, and organize my closet. In the process, I've discovered that while I may have found the bra, it seems I've definitely lost a shoe. Typical...

Yay!! :)

Nov. 10th, 2003 11:47 am
aceofkittens: (Default)
I found my bra! (And am staying home from work!)

How the Bra ran away with the spoon... )

Also of note: I'd forgotten just how great Nyquil can be. No wonder people boil it down to make illegal street drugs. :P
aceofkittens: (Default)
A lousy end to a lousy weekend. I'm still sick as a dog and have to work all week. My entire body hurts. And now I discover that I seem to have lost my best bra. I just got it and it fit perfectly. That is so unfair. :( Ah well, life sucks.

In the meantime, I've got a new name for the cat. I now call her "Barnacle Betty," because she's so clingy. Here she is with some friends, cut for your pleasure:

Lobster, Starfish, and Barnacle )

Off to bed.
aceofkittens: (Default)
...and the screaming that filled my head all day..

I'm listening to a mix tape someone made me a long time ago. Actually, it wasn't all that long ago, but it seems like it. It was just before burning CDs really took off, so in a way, I suppose it was back in the Dark Ages. Anyway, that's a line from a song on that tape.

Why I'm annoyed right now! )

The weekend's hair disaster )

Last night, the boy cats slept with me. One was on top of the covers, and the other burrowed his way in under the covers into the same spot. It was nice.


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