This means now I have to do the meme. Comment here and I will draw you a picture of one or two of your interests. A bad picture. Since I'm on Mac, it won't be in MS Paint, but I will try to do it justice.
I had a nice weekend doing stuff with my mom and dad. Mostly my mom, though. Friday, I went out to Long Island and we had sushi (my mother and I, my father doesn't eat "ethnic food"). Saturday, we all got up super early and drove to Philly, where we went to Monk's, a Belgian beer place. We had frites and beer and I had a duck salad, and then we went to Capo Giro, which is my most favorite gelato place in the US. I HAD FOUR FLAVORS OF GELATO, PEOPLE. Actually, eight, since my mother gave me like half of hers to finish.
Then we drove the rest of the way to Delaware for my cousin's 60th birthday, and I got to see a bunch of my other cousins, and that was fun! And then we drove home! I was completely knackered by the time we got in and I went to bed earlier than I do on work nights.
In the morning, my mom and I went for a drive and wound up walking on the docks in Port Washington and going for falafel and kebab and then we went to Homegoods on a whim...and I totally found exactly the table I need to keep my scanner, printer, and sewing machine all stored. My mom has it in her car and sometime soon I will get it from her! My mom also gave me some of her old jewelry so I can work on mission: accessorize.
I came back into the city and then comes my next bit of story to tell you all about.
Okay, so this is kind of lame but kind of interesting. I grew up in a community where the water wasn't really potable. Every year, they would have to send out this mailing that basically said the water was safe for washing and that it was okay to drink, if you:
Were over the age of 8 and under the age of 65.
Were not pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Were not breastfeeding.
Did not have a compromised immune system due to medication, cancer, HIV, or other autoimmune problems.
Had two working kidneys.
And a bunch of other stuff.
Basically, the water wasn't safe to drink. So I grew up on bottled water. The problem is, because the actual tap water really could make you sick, I ended up with this psychosomatic problem where anytime I drink water out of a tap, it gives me a stomachache. Even filtered water! I know it's perfectly okay, and I am aware that bottled water is coming out of a tap, too, but it is all in my head. I don't buy teeny ridiculous bottles of water; I always buy the one or two gallon jugs so that I'm not being horribly wasteful, and I always recycle. But I decided that I would make an extra effort and switch to filtered water, especially since I live somewhere with some of the best tap water in the world.
So yesterday, I bought a Brita thingy to put on my sink. And I put it on. And...it keeps falling off. Like, every time I turn the tap on, it falls off. I have tried unscrewing it and rescrewing it and I am not even sure what to do anymore. The worst part is, every time I try to fill a pitcher of water, it falls INTO the pitcher, and then I have to fish it out and now the water is not exactly clean, filtered water, you know? Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to fix it?