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I like journaling my day-to-day activities, since I've a pretty bad long-term memory. This is great for getting rid of bad memories of childhood, but I do tend to sometimes wander... what did I use to do? And not really remembering much of the day-to-day stuff.

Sometimes I don't journal here because I think it will be too boring for everyone else. But anyways, it's called livejournal, so here is my weekend:

Friday night Andy and I joined the Serious camp planning meeting right when it ended! But I'm glad we stopped by since I haven't seen some of those faces for a while, so that was nice. Then we went to 24 hour diner for a giant meal for me: meatloaf and french toast. It was hale, comfort food. Then off to the high ball for Stacey's birthday party. It was too loud and crowded. I never was into the bar scene, even when I was younger. I like dancing, and I like socializing, but I don't like loud, pulsating busy noise.

Saturday, I had nothing planned. And it was so nice. I caught up on Caprica, and worked out twice! Cleaned up the guest list, and a bit of the house.

Sunday. I went swimming at the gym, and then we hit up Sean Hill's superbowl party, where I ate a lot of hamburgers and potatochips and king cake. I found the baby!
We then chilled out at bookpeople.
We finished watching Reservation Road, which made me realize that I love fashion in the 50s, but really find the lifestyle very strange. The movie made Andy very uncomfortable.

Then we did the fingerprint imprints for our wedding ring. We're getting our bands from an etsy vendor, who put our fingerprints on rings.



It was a good weekend.

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ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
:) We're going with the solo fingerprint ring: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fabuluster

On the outside. I think it will look simple but great!

The imprint process was actually not easy. It stressed Andy out, since he likes technical stuff to be very precise. We each had 4 strips to imprint on, so we could try 4 times. Then the vendor will choose which is the best. We had to soak our hands in water for 10 mins to get the grooves raised.
Then we boiled water, and there were specific timing for all this. and then we put the mold strips in the water for 30 seconds, then pushed our finger on it for another 30 seconds..
Repeat 4 times.

I just mailed the mold over to them today. I think it takes 5 weeks for them to get back to us! I can't wait to see the rings!!!! The prices vary depending on what materials you use.. they go from $150 for sterling silver, and more for the precious metals.
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ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hehe. It is complicated *but* they send you 4 molds. So you can mess up a few times. Andy is OCD about stuff like this, so we were very careful and had a timer and everything, and me rolling my eyes at him and saying: The water is boiling! It's fine! We don't have to be super exact!!

I would say it took us 45 mins to complete.

I'm the kind of person who bakes haphazardly while he meticulously measure everything. It makes me a terrible seamstress.
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ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
LOL.

I'm also OCD about other stuff.. more typical stuff like: did you lock the door?

The impression mold.. not sure what it is, not wax, something hardier maybe? You put it in hot water for 30 seconds, take it out. Make the impression, then run it under cold water.

It's pretty straight-forward, so don't worry about it. The instructions are one page long.
wenchalicious
Feb. 8th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
I don't find the day to day journalling boring at ALL. My weekly log-ins are specifically to remind me of the highlights and lowlights, and progression since the days often blur together over time.

And the rings- how intriguing! I love the imprint idea!!!

Love swimming at the gym :) It helps work all sorts of muscles that you don't normally use.
ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
I know, days just blur together, but I've a saying on my cubicle: "How we spend our days, is how we spend our lives".

I love the imprint idea because it's very possessive. It's like, here's my mark, on you. ;-)

I miss you! Lunch soon, don't get sick!
wenchalicious
Feb. 8th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I like the imprint idea for the same reason :)

I'm furiously getting better and can't wait to see you. :) Miss you too!
ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
I just saw your icon.
icon love!!
tebing
Feb. 8th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
I like being a voyeur and reading about what my friends are doing from day to day, but I absolutely hate writing anything about my own life. I guess that's why I only post about once a month nowadays...
ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, I read your posts too :)
gailmom
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
nifty ring idea! :)

I forget...what does it mean when you get the baby?

yay for good weekends!
ripresa
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
It means good luck for the entire year! I hope it's true.
gailmom
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
perfect!

may it be so... :)
angelinger
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
i love the rings! and it was great seeing you two at the tail end of the serious camp meeting. :)
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