Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fully unprepared (AKA My first hurricane).

So. Um. I live in Puerto Rico, right? I know a lot about hurricanes. Of course I do, I've lived through a couple in my short life. All with varying degrees of "dammit, nature!". But I'd never dealt with one alone.

Hurricane Danielle is coming for us. After meteorologists had said that it would pass over 400 miles away from PR, Danielle decided to keep us on our toes and change her course a little. Wee! So I will be on the opposite side of the island with Genghis when the hurricane passes. Fun. I guess part of me sees this as an adventure, but I'm kind of worried since Damian gave me a hurricane checklist he picked up at the gas station and I'm...needless to say, woefully unprepared.

I have a lot of canned food and I have flashlights. I have big trash bags and first aid kits (which I bought because Damian and I go hiking, well used to). And Genghis has nothing to worry about foodwise. However, all my kitchen stuff is electric. My stove is electric! No gas! I'm kind of wondering what the hell am I going to do if the power goes for more than the time of the hurricane's actual passing. Crap!

Well, I'll let you know what happens. Hopefully, I'm just overreacting.

ETA: Change of hurricane. It is now Earl, not Danielle, who I should be afraid of.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stella B. Demented

Hi there! Remember me? I run this here blog. Unfortunately, life's gotten (ridiculously) in the way lately and I've barely had time to even breathe. Just to give you a sampling of what I've been up to, here's a list:

1. Prep for thesis defense.
2. Smash knee with steering wheel lock.
3. Limp for almost three weeks.
4. Deal with mad dog.
5. Come down for thesis defense.
6. Defend! Successfully!
7. Fix formatting and typographic errors.
8. Drive back to apartment. Work. Drive back for signatures.
9. Chase everybody for their signatures.
10. Battle Table of Contents formatting.
11. Work drama!

Now that I look at it, it's not as terrible, but it's all been very time-consuming. And the knee, ugh, let's not even talk about it. I haven't worn heels in weeks, I've had to rest and be disgustingly inactive (because inactivity is good when you're willing, not when you're forced). My physical condition is a disaster! Let's not even talk about the pain I'm in, though it's gotten better, much better.

All in all, this is just a quick post to say that I'll return soon with more posts and hopefully changes around these here parts! I want to update the shop too and work on my outfit pictures because I'm seriously lacking in the self-portrait skill area. Stay tuned and I'll see you soon!