today i was all bob villa down in my basement, putting the insulation back underneath the floorboards of my house with a staple gun. they were ripped down by the contractors when they jacked up the slightly sagging floor of my kitchen.the pink insulation looks just like cotton candy but it's not. i wore gloves, but needle sharp bits of fiberglass still somehow got in contact with my skin, and even now i'm sort of itching. god knows what it's doing to my eyes, i'm pretty sure i got some of it in there as well. it's hard business, balancing on a step ladder, tilted back to work the ceilings, but pounding staples into the wood was sort of fun in a macho kind of way. i don't think replacing the insulation will do anything to keep my heating bill down though, but it was an outstanding home renovation item that i kept putting off, and i figured today would be a good day to take care of it, one less thing to worry about. now all that i've got left to do is to repaint one side of the bathroom door and a little bit of closet door in the guest bedroom.
i had some raspberry poptarts for lunch, i took a shower, i did the dishes (from last night), and then made an early dinner of korean ramen with some of that kimchee aging in my fridge. i haven't had ramen in a long time (those instant cup of noodles don't count). i don't want to brag, but i am a master when it comes to preparing ramen. i don't just cook the ramen, i steam it in a pot of boiling water, because i don't like my noodles to get soggy. and i throw an egg into the mix, sprinkled with some coriander. nobody makes ramen better than me!
gary stopped by briefly to borrow my apple system cd's after asking me all sorts of questions for a friend of his who recently got a liquidated titanium powerbook and she couldn't access it because it was still looking for an old password. she also couldn't eject the cd in the drive, despite the best efforts of all her IT friends taking a crack at solving the mac riddle. i told gary that his friend needed to buy a power adapter asap (it didn't even come with that! shady), and told him how to eject the cd once they got some juice into the machine. are people with decent mac knowledge that hard to find? can the rest of the world really be so oblivious to apple technology?