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Several storms went through Northern California. The usual sink holes, land slides, floods occurred along with THE WEATHER NEWS STORIES!! (OMGWTFBBQ!!!1!) My favorite segments included locals along the Russian River that said, "Yeah, it floods almost every year. We're prepared."

Friday was a long day at work followed by a lovely dinner and walking though an outdoor mall as GF searched for shoes (resulting in another "Stef in the husband chair" picture on FB; the previous one was taken at Neiman Marcus in the Armani area.)

Saturday rained steadily as we did chores. Once the skies cleared yesterday, GF and I took Earl and Felix for a walk around Stevens Canyon Reservoir. There were signs of rock slide (and some land slide) on the Tony Look trail with a few narrow places. I reminded GF to not let the dogs pull her down if they slip - with 4 legs they could climb up much more easily than the silly bipeds. Fortunately no footing was lost. There was wild thyme on the trail - with the rain it smelled wonderful. German cuisine for dinner.

Early Sunday morning brought the heaviest rain. Morning coffee and chores were followed by a fun house-warming. A dear friend just bought her first house and it's simply lovely. She's a fellow minimalist so her home feels like a familiar refuge. Add in a homemade brunch and our bellies were as warm as our hearts as we departed. We did some grocery shopping and I snagged five (5!) pairs of dress slacks for work (Jones NY and Calvin Klein) for under 130.00 at Ross. (A friend's dad calls it "Ross CrossDress for Last" which always makes me snicker.)

Tonight, it is the mountain of laundry that calls for folding. Dexter, GF's 16 year old kitty, is in the animal hospital. Keeping fingers crossed that his infection/dehydration are treatable.

Heck, let's add the "husband chair images"

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Date: 2012-12-03 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaaresse.livejournal.com
You could do a collection of husband chair pics, a visual commentary on retail placation practices to the non-shopping partner. The dealorship where we bought the truck could learn something from Neiman Marcus. Stale popcorn and Star&ucks mud on Ikea chairs and really bad music didn't cut it with me. I'd have been less grumpy with a comfy chair, decent coffee, and some quiet.

Hee...one of my coworkers in SJ used to call it CrossDress for Less. I can't see the sign without thinking it now.

You know we used to live up in Santa Rosa? "Yeah, The Russian River floods every year" is pretty much stock comment in that area. The people who live along the river don't get a lot of sympathy from the locals under the reasoning that if you move to a place that has flooded nearly every year for the last 100 years, you pretty much are either foolhardy or stupid, so maybe they had to take it national to get some attention. :)

Date: 2012-12-03 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stef-tm.livejournal.com
Ooh, I like that idea. A montage.

Also, these new 5 dress slacks means that I now have...5 dress slacks. I have been wearing jeans and an old pair of stained khakis for far too long. My gf thinks I'm cheap, but I think I earn far less than she does!

Date: 2012-12-03 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaaresse.livejournal.com
Yeah, but you have to do the networking thing now and again for the job, so it makes sense to have the clothing arsenal for it.

Confession: I've never set foot in a Neiman Marcus. I'm completely convinced that if I tried to enter one, some kind of alarm would go off and pleaant-yet-forceful and extremely well-dressed gentlemen would appear to direct me to the nearest JC Penney. :D One of these days I'm going to try it just to see if that happens. (Maybe I'll take my cane so I can pretend I'm lost.)

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