Friday, January 23, 2009

Like scenes from CSI

Okay, so I haven't quite done all the work I had hoped to do, but I've gotten some stuff done, and I've also had some fun watching old TV on YouTube.

I've sorted through most of the Halloween stuff and packed it away. And I've done some of the usual stuff like wash dishes and clothes. And I've started to sort through the Christmas stuff.

And I have a mostly clean bathroom. The bathroom is clean except for the bathtub. And the bathtub is mostly clean. I doubt that it will ever be completely clean again, due to some red hair dye I spilled just before Halloween. It is really red hair dye, not normal hair color red. So the bathroom briefly looked like a scene from CSI. Now there is just the one streak of red on the outside of the tub, but I doubt that it is ever going to go away. Or, at least, it is going to go away very slowly. Like geological slow.

Also, quite a while back I bought five gallons of red paint. Not the really red like the hair dye, but more of a barn red. Still, it is red enough. The five gallon bucket is difficult for me to deal with, so I wanted to put what I didn't use in the original project into smaller containers. And I wanted containers with screw tops, so I tried putting most of it in half gallon milk jugs.

At some point, one of the jugs starting leaking, and there was this big pool of red liquid in the closet. So that was annoying. Anyway, I guess it isn't a good idea to store leftover paint in empty milk jugs, cause yesterday I found another one leaking, and there was another big pool of red liquid on the closet floor.

I've found that sometimes it is best to just let the last of the paint dry and then peel it off the floor. So right now I'm just waiting for the rest of it to dry before I can peel it off the floor. And until that is done I can't finish putting away the Christmas stuff. But I got about half of that done before the problem with the paint, so that's okay. And I spent most of the rest of the day watching stuff on YouTube, mainly Strange New World from 1975, which was the third pilot for Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II series.

It's one of those things that I really liked, but I don't think that I ever bothered to record it because they often showed it on Saturday afternoons. I don't think that I've seen it in fifteen or twenty years. I'd found Genesis II and Planet Earth about three years ago, but I didn't find Strange New World until yesterday. I also found The Questor Tapes and some other cool stuff.

The other thing that I did while waiting for the paint to dry was try to make soup, since the soup that I wanted wasn't something I could have while trying to do the dollar a day thing. Instead of hot and sour soup I have mixed a quarter cup of vinegar with four teaspoons of hot sauce and a dash of sesame oil and a spice packet from some ramen noodles and four cups of water. It isn't great, but it is okay. And it is cheap, about eight cents a cup. Then I tried making more soup from noodles and tomatoes, but that didn't turn out as well. Still, since I made the stuff, I guess that I should eat it. Maybe if I combine the two it would be better.

It would be nice if I could keep this going until the fifteenth of next month, when I am planning to go out to dinner with my friends. I have some other social stuff before that, and I have this thing that I have to go to Sunday. I am thinking that I can still count Sunday if I personally don't spend more than two dollars on the two of us, and I'm pretty sure that I can find something for two dollars.

Yesterday I ate:

.08 hot and sour "soup"
.04 half a banana
.17 half cup yogurt
.25 cup of black bean soup
.13 cup of Pepsi
.05 popcorn
.14 cup of tomato and noodle soup
.02 Christmas candy
.05 spoonful of peanut butter
.93 daily total

1 comment:

dmarks said...

"And the bathtub is mostly clean. I doubt that it will ever be completely clean again, due to some red hair dye I spilled just before Halloween."

I can't help but think of the shower scene in Psycho. I hope the tub is not too red.

But along with the red in the closet and on the carpet, we are starting to talk CSI here.