kevyn: (meme)
( Apr. 1st, 2009 02:44 am)

OK, I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a shoe queen. Nor do I long for the Zombie Apocalypse.

But given how many of my LJ friends are one or the other (or both), the combo of these two campy memes into one is just too too fabulous to pass up. Introducing the high-heeled Zombie Stompers, just £44.99 from Dress Code UK. Don't be caught without them when fighting the flesh-eating undead! (Ashely, this means you!)

I wonder if they come in men's size 16s?

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Didn't get laundry done last night, but that's OK, I'm doing it today.

Left the apartment today for the first time in almost a week. I'm ambulatory again, albeit slowly, painfully, and with a cane. Took the first load of laundry downstairs, and then took the bus to my property managers' and paid the remainder on my rent. As of this moment, I'm square! No money owing, no excess paid (I accidentally paid ahead last month), and no outstanding late fees. Wheeee!

Went to Rite Aid to pick up a cheap door mat for my porch, and then went to Physical Therapy. Unfortunately, no hunky Viking med student this time. :( As I rode the exercise bike, I told my PT about the problems, and she told me to put off the squat exercises for now, and showed me some exercises I could do in bed that don't twist my knees. (I'll post the illustrations later.)

Then I had lunch, the first solid food I've had today. A new diner has opened up in Sehome Village, so I thought I'd try it. Had 2 big pancakes with butter and syrup, corned beef hash, some fried potatoes, a fountain Pepsi, and lots of water. Portions were bigger than expected, so I boxed leftovers to take home for dinner tonight. The food was good, but I don't recommend going in during the lunch hour right now -- waaaay too crowded, and the staff seems a little overwhelmed. Food was fine, but I didn't "get" the "hot sauce" which seemed not unlike homemade pureed jalapenos... meh...

Went to Haggens, got some cherry juice, milk, butter, etc., then took the bus home. Went to the laundry room to do the next load, and then struggled up the stairs.

Ordered a new pair of Propet walking shoes from I desperately need a new pair, since my pronation has worn down the heels to the point when it's exacerbating my walking problems.

Prices have also gone up for size 16 wides -- cost me $80 (incl. shipping). That's disappointing, but I couldn't not get them.

Next crisis: Keep the power from being turned off, and then try to figure a way to pay my DNS registration for It expired yesterday!
One of the reasons I have been having so much difficulty in finding a job is that the joint problems I have in my knees, ankles and feet limit the kinds of jobs I can take. Most of the readily available menial jobs in Bellingham -- fast food, retail, custodial, day labour -- are not jobs that I can do, because they require standing for long periods of time, and walking, bending and squatting a lot. I'm capable of working desk jobs -- within the limits of my mental health issues -- but those jobs are very hard to come by in the current job market. As I am fond of saying, I graduated from university at the end of August, just in time for the economy to tank.
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( Nov. 30th, 2008 11:28 am)
So, we're headed into that time of year again, where greed and gluttony take over the psyches of children (both chronological and mental), parents drive up their credit card debt in an attempt to assuage feelings of consumerist guilt, and Wal Mart shoppers kill employees in their crush to get the latest on-sale doo-dad.
Yes, it's Xmas time again!

So, in the spirit of the season, here's my holiday avarice wish list:

  1. A Permanent LiveJournal account. They go on sale from Dec. 4 through Dec. 10, and cost a mere $175! I'd love to have one, so I'd never have to worry about scrounging money for LJ again!

  2. A JOB. So many other things that are wrong with my life right now could be fixed if I could... just... find... gainful... employment! (Bonus points if its a job in Canada.)

  3. Pay my rent for a month. Please! Only $325.

  4. New shoes. I need new shoes. Badly. Size 16. Must be able to take an orthotic insert.

  5. New foot orthodics. Mine are falling apart, and it's affecting my walking ability.

  6. High-speed Internet. Cable, DSL, fiber, whatever. I'm grateful for what I have now (ClearWire wireless), but... it's slow!

  7. Pants. Slacks. Jeans. I'm currently down to 1 pair of dress slacks, and sweatpants. That's it. Size 54W, 34L.

  8. Pots and pans. When Donnie moved out, he took most of them with him. I have no pot to boil spaghetti or potatoes in!

  9. A potato masher. Wire whisks are just too... delicate... to get the job done properly.

  10. A carton of cigarettes. "The old man grabbed me and said, 'Hey, smoke up Johnny!' ... It was a banner fucking year at the old Bender family!"

  11. Underwear. Black boxer briefs. K-Staters know the kind I'm talking about. The kind you can wear as shorts!

  12. Lube. Yes, lube. You got a problem with that?

  13. Toiletries, such as toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, naproxen sodium, Q-tips, shampoo, bar soap, etc.

  14. Broom and dustpan. My broom died a horrible death last week.

  15. A juicer. Jack LaLanne makes it look so cool and easy on his infomercial!

  16. World peace, a solution to climate change, an end to the oil economy, Bush and Cheney at the Hague, the U.S. conversion to the metric system, human rights for all, gay marriage equality, and an end to silly religious cults (like Mormonism. And Scientology. And Catholicism. And Protestantism. And Islam. And Judaism...).

Thank you in advance, Santa!

P.S. I've been a good boy this year. Mostly!


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