Car?! And other updates

I really shouldn't be continually updating to note that I'm busy these days (that should I guess be assumed, because I am).

Lately I've been busy with a few things that are a bit less expected for me: one of which was car shopping. To put this into context for those who don't already know, I don't have a full driver's license (I do have my learner's license though), I don't like driving, and I really value walking and public transit. Still, JD likes to have access to a car, and finds it rather essential to have a car (for various reasons). So I helped him search online for car ads. One of these ads led to us going in to Sun Toyota on Saturday to look at a 2008 Toyota Matrix that was advertised at a particularly good price. I actually prefered it to the 2009 model in the showroom, and the price (which we did negotiate a bit) ended up being quite amenable for purchase.

Yesterday we went to test drive this car. It performed rather well, the seats were comfy, I found it quite nice from a passenger's perspective. And JD confirmed that he would buy the car (we should have it sometime this week I would imagine.

In other news, JD finally repaired the Barbie doll that he broke in my apt back when we first met and started dating 14 months ago or thereabouts. He also reglued the baseboard things, and replaced an outlet or two as well as helped clean my apt (in particularly he helped clean areas that I found particularly difficult to get at or clean. He has also managed to break quite a few things in the guise of 'fixing' them. Fortunately we've also replaced, or made plans to replace quite a few of these items, whether by fixing them (for real) or purchasing replacements (eg. the shower curtain rod that we purchased at Home Depot yesterday after he had broken it on Sunday).

Lately I've been having quite a lot of aches and pains. They've gotten so bad, particularly in my right wrist (this is not the wrist that I had had the nerve injury in ages ago) that they have somewhat derailed my exercise routine. Heck, I miss pole dancing, pushups, and Wii exercise games at the moment (among other things). So perhaps I'll go to the health centre again to get that checked out. I'm a bit worried that it might be carpal tunnel or arthritis or something equally frustratingly annoying.

This week I need to finish putting together my conference presentation for HuCon (HuCon is on Friday) among other things including a paper to write on the weekend (due Sunday night I believe), and catching up on many things that I've neglected (both online and in real life). So we'll see how successful I will be.