offbalance: (SPN - Carry On)
There is no anxiety like the anxiety you feel the night before you have to go back to work/school after a vacation. Despite a lovely day with the family [livejournal.com profile] reppep and an awesome time celebrating a birthday with friends last night, I'm a bit of a nervous wreck right now. I mean, I was busting my butt to make sure things were reasonably in order and up-to-date before I left, but I always fear that The Great Something will sweep down out of the sky and cause havoc.

Let me put it this way. I'm sitting here, somewhat disappointed that i don't have [livejournal.com profile] quasisonic's stomachpocalypse that she was down with half of last week. And then I think that if I stay home more, whatever the Great Something is will get worse, and worse for me, so I then start worrying that I do have it. Gah.

I think I need a shower and bed. Yes. This is a good idea.

But I just have to remember the important stuff:

1. I do not suck. (seriously, this is something I have to remind myself of, nearly daily).

2. I have the most awesome, awesome friends ever ever ever, which makes me lucky.

3. I have [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl, which is the Earl-grey flavored icing on the cake.

4. Worrying feels like it's accomplishing something, but it's not, and I need to remember self care and sleep and to not drive myself crazy and thereby undo all the good stuff this vacation did for me.

I'm going to leave you all with a word to the wise: If you're planning to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein adaptation, do not watch Galaxy Quest beforehand. Or even think about the movie too much. Trust me, you can thank me later.
offbalance: (SPN - Carry On)
There is no anxiety like the anxiety you feel the night before you have to go back to work/school after a vacation. Despite a lovely day with the family [livejournal.com profile] reppep and an awesome time celebrating a birthday with friends last night, I'm a bit of a nervous wreck right now. I mean, I was busting my butt to make sure things were reasonably in order and up-to-date before I left, but I always fear that The Great Something will sweep down out of the sky and cause havoc.

Let me put it this way. I'm sitting here, somewhat disappointed that i don't have [livejournal.com profile] quasisonic's stomachpocalypse that she was down with half of last week. And then I think that if I stay home more, whatever the Great Something is will get worse, and worse for me, so I then start worrying that I do have it. Gah.

I think I need a shower and bed. Yes. This is a good idea.

But I just have to remember the important stuff:

1. I do not suck. (seriously, this is something I have to remind myself of, nearly daily).

2. I have the most awesome, awesome friends ever ever ever, which makes me lucky.

3. I have [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl, which is the Earl-grey flavored icing on the cake.

4. Worrying feels like it's accomplishing something, but it's not, and I need to remember self care and sleep and to not drive myself crazy and thereby undo all the good stuff this vacation did for me.

I'm going to leave you all with a word to the wise: If you're planning to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein adaptation, do not watch Galaxy Quest beforehand. Or even think about the movie too much. Trust me, you can thank me later.
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Dude. Dude. I did not have high expectations for today. I got almost no sleep last night, due to the Cough That Won't Die. Then, when I dragged my underslept carcass out of bed this morning, I discovered I was out of my prescription nosepray. So, after spending $30 on my asthma inhaler yesterday (more on that in a minute), I would have to drop another $30 in order to inhale. Awesome.

My family has always been a big proponent of independent pharmacies. It helped that we had an excellent one a few blocks away all through my growing up (all hail the mighty Dermer!), but they do tend to shop local whenever possible, and before it was cool. So, this instilled in me, I've always found good indie pharmacies to get almost all of my many prescriptions filled at. Everyone is nicer, and as the song goes, sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name. I loved Ansonia Chemist in Park Slope for just that reason. I have a decent one near home, but I have a backup in Rockefeller Center, Value Drugs, for those prescriptions that Just Can't Wait. And they do understand urgency - yesterday the marvelous pharmacist managed to get a new inhaler into my hands in about 5 minutes, and trust me, every minute counted. Figures, on the day when I need it most, my inhaler goes kaput, and I have to scramble. Luckily, I had a prescription on hand. I knew I had several refills on the nosespray, so I called it in and prepared to pick it up on my way to work.

When I arrived, much to my surprise, the pharmacist told me he had good news for me. Apparently, there's an online coupon available for my nosepray, which he used, reducing the amount due to a meager $5. I even did a happy dance, which seemed to make his day. Value Drugs has earned me as a customer for life. Pardon the pun, but $25 is nothing to sneeze at. Also, the fact that the dude went online and found me a coupon is the kind of thing that just does not happen at the big chains. So, in short, support your independents! They will look out for you!

And then, to make things even better, I found out that work is going to pay for me to become a Notary Public! I'm excited, I've been asking for this for years, and FINALLY it's actually happening.

All of this AND I get to see the incomprable Jens Lekman in concert TONIGHT! And, I get to do it with [livejournal.com profile] whtegrlwthehair and Stacy! And the internet-hating boss is out today! Not a bad way to end a rather trying week, imho.
offbalance: (buffy)
Dude. Dude. I did not have high expectations for today. I got almost no sleep last night, due to the Cough That Won't Die. Then, when I dragged my underslept carcass out of bed this morning, I discovered I was out of my prescription nosepray. So, after spending $30 on my asthma inhaler yesterday (more on that in a minute), I would have to drop another $30 in order to inhale. Awesome.

My family has always been a big proponent of independent pharmacies. It helped that we had an excellent one a few blocks away all through my growing up (all hail the mighty Dermer!), but they do tend to shop local whenever possible, and before it was cool. So, this instilled in me, I've always found good indie pharmacies to get almost all of my many prescriptions filled at. Everyone is nicer, and as the song goes, sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name. I loved Ansonia Chemist in Park Slope for just that reason. I have a decent one near home, but I have a backup in Rockefeller Center, Value Drugs, for those prescriptions that Just Can't Wait. And they do understand urgency - yesterday the marvelous pharmacist managed to get a new inhaler into my hands in about 5 minutes, and trust me, every minute counted. Figures, on the day when I need it most, my inhaler goes kaput, and I have to scramble. Luckily, I had a prescription on hand. I knew I had several refills on the nosespray, so I called it in and prepared to pick it up on my way to work.

When I arrived, much to my surprise, the pharmacist told me he had good news for me. Apparently, there's an online coupon available for my nosepray, which he used, reducing the amount due to a meager $5. I even did a happy dance, which seemed to make his day. Value Drugs has earned me as a customer for life. Pardon the pun, but $25 is nothing to sneeze at. Also, the fact that the dude went online and found me a coupon is the kind of thing that just does not happen at the big chains. So, in short, support your independents! They will look out for you!

And then, to make things even better, I found out that work is going to pay for me to become a Notary Public! I'm excited, I've been asking for this for years, and FINALLY it's actually happening.

All of this AND I get to see the incomprable Jens Lekman in concert TONIGHT! And, I get to do it with [livejournal.com profile] whtegrlwthehair and Stacy! And the internet-hating boss is out today! Not a bad way to end a rather trying week, imho.
offbalance: (Nemomento (kevinpease))
So, they've clamped down on the internets at work. It's not a bad thing, really. It's actually a really good thing. Without the temptation of the great Digital SHINY SHINY, I've actually been super-duper productive. *sigh* I still have my blackberry, which includes twitter and gmail, to keep me somewhat connected. Of course, I would have been happier adjusting to this new reality without a sharp talking-to from Boss T, but that's how it goes, I guess. He semi-apologized later in the week, and it seems like it was a kind of Chain of Screaming situation, but still, the distractions of THE SHINY were um, sort of distracting me. So, I quit the internet during work/daylight hours. I can check it at home (like now) or someplace OTHER than work, but no longer at work. I'm even holding off on doing stuff at lunch right now, because that's what got me into trouble in the first place. ("Oh, no one'll care if I just take 15 more minutes...." was never quite 15 more, you know?).

Still, this clampdown has made me realize two things:
1. The workday really flies when you're busy, and I am!
2. The signal-to-noise ratio on Google Reader and LJ is really impressive. I can usually catch up on the events of the day in about an hour or less. Google reader is an amazing device, especially when you have it set for just headlines.

And, if that wasn't fun enough, I had my first test that I don't think I did so well on. Almost all of our tests so far have been multiple choice. And the one that wasn't? We were allowed to bring in a "cheat sheet" of crib notes to remember specific details. Not for this one. No, my SEC professor seemed taken aback by the stream of vitriol my class launched at him about the 30-question short-answer exam that was not multiple choice, nor was it open-book. "I swear to you people, it's an easy exam! It is! Hardly anyone ever fails! It's not complicated!!" And, when I grilled him, in class, about how much memorization would be required, he demurred, saying that as long as I read my notes and understood the classwork (which he said I did), I would be "fine."

See, the reason I grilled him is that I memorize about as well as the fish in my icon. I am TERRIBLE at memorizing things. It takes me a really long time. I don't remember the number of our landline. I have trouble with names, addresses (just ask [livejournal.com profile] blergeatkitty how many times I've had to call from her street to ask which building/apartment it is again. Once, I even got the block wrong. And that was after I'd been there before. I also can never remember [livejournal.com profile] teany's apartment number, either.) If I KNOW that I have to memorize lots of facts, I have to drive myself to the point of near-breakdown to cram some of them into my head. I had to do this last semester with a couple of classes that made it clear that we would need to memorize things. It was frustrating and exhausting, but I got through. But, this guy said I wouldn't have to memorize. So I studied like he told me to study, and guess what?

I definitely needed to memorize, not just study. And that made me really angry. And upset. I think I did okay, despite this (I don't know how he grades, and I did well on the homework and in-class stuff), but don't tell me that something is "easy" and that I just need to "understand" when the key word here is "memorize."

And don't even get me started about how when you work in a law office, you're not supposed to rely on memory EVER. You're supposed to look things up. Why? Because the law is about being specific.

People are telling me that I probably did better than I thought I did, but I'm still really, really annoyed and worried about this test. *sigh*

And on top of everything, my stomach has been such a mess this past week and change that I've barely been able to eat anything. It's getting better (Subway is my friend), but I'm still not there yet.

And speaking of there, I have to get ready for work.
offbalance: (Nemomento (kevinpease))
So, they've clamped down on the internets at work. It's not a bad thing, really. It's actually a really good thing. Without the temptation of the great Digital SHINY SHINY, I've actually been super-duper productive. *sigh* I still have my blackberry, which includes twitter and gmail, to keep me somewhat connected. Of course, I would have been happier adjusting to this new reality without a sharp talking-to from Boss T, but that's how it goes, I guess. He semi-apologized later in the week, and it seems like it was a kind of Chain of Screaming situation, but still, the distractions of THE SHINY were um, sort of distracting me. So, I quit the internet during work/daylight hours. I can check it at home (like now) or someplace OTHER than work, but no longer at work. I'm even holding off on doing stuff at lunch right now, because that's what got me into trouble in the first place. ("Oh, no one'll care if I just take 15 more minutes...." was never quite 15 more, you know?).

Still, this clampdown has made me realize two things:
1. The workday really flies when you're busy, and I am!
2. The signal-to-noise ratio on Google Reader and LJ is really impressive. I can usually catch up on the events of the day in about an hour or less. Google reader is an amazing device, especially when you have it set for just headlines.

And, if that wasn't fun enough, I had my first test that I don't think I did so well on. Almost all of our tests so far have been multiple choice. And the one that wasn't? We were allowed to bring in a "cheat sheet" of crib notes to remember specific details. Not for this one. No, my SEC professor seemed taken aback by the stream of vitriol my class launched at him about the 30-question short-answer exam that was not multiple choice, nor was it open-book. "I swear to you people, it's an easy exam! It is! Hardly anyone ever fails! It's not complicated!!" And, when I grilled him, in class, about how much memorization would be required, he demurred, saying that as long as I read my notes and understood the classwork (which he said I did), I would be "fine."

See, the reason I grilled him is that I memorize about as well as the fish in my icon. I am TERRIBLE at memorizing things. It takes me a really long time. I don't remember the number of our landline. I have trouble with names, addresses (just ask [livejournal.com profile] blergeatkitty how many times I've had to call from her street to ask which building/apartment it is again. Once, I even got the block wrong. And that was after I'd been there before. I also can never remember [livejournal.com profile] teany's apartment number, either.) If I KNOW that I have to memorize lots of facts, I have to drive myself to the point of near-breakdown to cram some of them into my head. I had to do this last semester with a couple of classes that made it clear that we would need to memorize things. It was frustrating and exhausting, but I got through. But, this guy said I wouldn't have to memorize. So I studied like he told me to study, and guess what?

I definitely needed to memorize, not just study. And that made me really angry. And upset. I think I did okay, despite this (I don't know how he grades, and I did well on the homework and in-class stuff), but don't tell me that something is "easy" and that I just need to "understand" when the key word here is "memorize."

And don't even get me started about how when you work in a law office, you're not supposed to rely on memory EVER. You're supposed to look things up. Why? Because the law is about being specific.

People are telling me that I probably did better than I thought I did, but I'm still really, really annoyed and worried about this test. *sigh*

And on top of everything, my stomach has been such a mess this past week and change that I've barely been able to eat anything. It's getting better (Subway is my friend), but I'm still not there yet.

And speaking of there, I have to get ready for work.
offbalance: (i am jack's icon)


Scott Adams doesn't work in publishing? Really?
offbalance: (i am jack's icon)


Scott Adams doesn't work in publishing? Really?
offbalance: (i am jack's icon)
I just realized that I'm leaving for Boston next Friday. ([livejournal.com profile] hermionesviolin, holler if you'd like to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl at some point!)

I'm going on my first vacation with J, and I'm totally excited about it. I would be even MORE excited if work wasn't going bananas in its usually June fashion. Work is just PILING up. My desk looks like a manilla version of stonehenge. >< And that's BEFORE the overtime project that I'm currently killing myself to finish all-damn-ready, because I want my life and my lunch hour back. I want to be able to get in late, leave on time and go out like a normal person for lunch. I want to go to the gym after work again.

I just had to come here and tell you all that, because the stress was seriously going to eat me.

(Edit: I also really should STFU sometimes. J is off today. He just called - not only did he hang around so that the super could come and fix the sink (our kitchen sink thought it would be fun to leak), but he's started on doing my laundry, and will make sure all the dishes are done before I arrive home. <3 Awesome boyfriend is awesome, yes he is.)
offbalance: (i am jack's icon)
I just realized that I'm leaving for Boston next Friday. ([livejournal.com profile] hermionesviolin, holler if you'd like to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl at some point!)

I'm going on my first vacation with J, and I'm totally excited about it. I would be even MORE excited if work wasn't going bananas in its usually June fashion. Work is just PILING up. My desk looks like a manilla version of stonehenge. >< And that's BEFORE the overtime project that I'm currently killing myself to finish all-damn-ready, because I want my life and my lunch hour back. I want to be able to get in late, leave on time and go out like a normal person for lunch. I want to go to the gym after work again.

I just had to come here and tell you all that, because the stress was seriously going to eat me.

(Edit: I also really should STFU sometimes. J is off today. He just called - not only did he hang around so that the super could come and fix the sink (our kitchen sink thought it would be fun to leak), but he's started on doing my laundry, and will make sure all the dishes are done before I arrive home. <3 Awesome boyfriend is awesome, yes he is.)

In Brief.

Apr. 13th, 2009 11:33 am
offbalance: (Teal Deer)
Let's see.

I shouldn't really be updating, as it's shaping up to be nice and crazy this week. Great. I suppose that was the giant looming dread I felt that made me want to stay in bed this morning instead of going anywhere or doing anything. Thankfully I have yet to be yelled at for not being in possession of a DeLorean with Emmett Brown mods on it. But as it's not even lunchtime, I suppose there's LOTS of time for that.

I feel like I might be coming down with something. I don't know if it's allergies or what, but I do not feel 100%. I do not approve. This probably is why I did not feel like doing anything except sleep today. And why [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl had to use dynamite and a crowbar to get me out of bed this morning.

Good weekend, though. [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl had the whole thing off for once (WOO!) so we got to spend time together (omg). Friday we went to drinks at the Draft Barn with some friends, Saturday we saw Coraline and had dinner with some other friends, and yesterday was a fun Easter celebration.

Coraline scared the crap out of me, and this is as someone who read the book. Stuff was changed, but I really loved it as a whole. It's nice to know that people are still willing to make visually interesting, thoughtful and compelling movies for kids (that their parents won't want to beat themselves senseless during) that aren't afraid to teach lessons by being scary. It was also very worth seeing in 3-D - it added to the visuals, instead of just being gimmicky. I highly reccommend.

Yesterday J and I got up super early to meet up with his folks, and we headed deep into the wilds of Pennsylvania for an Easter celebration at the home of one of their parents' very gracious, generous friends. I can't really argue with getting to spend the day with nice people, great food and drink, and an absolutely marvelous dog, a standard poodle named Harley, who won my affection by not JUMPING ON ME or trying to lick my face, but who still was friendly and affectionate (he nuzzled me at dinner, and loved being petted and paid attention to). I guess the general mellow-ness of the dog was due to how much exercise he gets on a regular basis in the woods surrounding the property, or perhaps it was just his personaltiy. But I liked him a lot, as I did the rest of the company. (also, fun fact -Standard [not toy!] Poodles were initially bred as hunting dogs, and Harley still has the instincts. It was amazing to see him in action.) I loved having that day in the country, even though I'm tired from all that traveling yesterday.

So now I have to get back to it. I hope the rest of this week passes painlessly, although I have no idea if it will. :P

In Brief.

Apr. 13th, 2009 11:33 am
offbalance: (Teal Deer)
Let's see.

I shouldn't really be updating, as it's shaping up to be nice and crazy this week. Great. I suppose that was the giant looming dread I felt that made me want to stay in bed this morning instead of going anywhere or doing anything. Thankfully I have yet to be yelled at for not being in possession of a DeLorean with Emmett Brown mods on it. But as it's not even lunchtime, I suppose there's LOTS of time for that.

I feel like I might be coming down with something. I don't know if it's allergies or what, but I do not feel 100%. I do not approve. This probably is why I did not feel like doing anything except sleep today. And why [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl had to use dynamite and a crowbar to get me out of bed this morning.

Good weekend, though. [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl had the whole thing off for once (WOO!) so we got to spend time together (omg). Friday we went to drinks at the Draft Barn with some friends, Saturday we saw Coraline and had dinner with some other friends, and yesterday was a fun Easter celebration.

Coraline scared the crap out of me, and this is as someone who read the book. Stuff was changed, but I really loved it as a whole. It's nice to know that people are still willing to make visually interesting, thoughtful and compelling movies for kids (that their parents won't want to beat themselves senseless during) that aren't afraid to teach lessons by being scary. It was also very worth seeing in 3-D - it added to the visuals, instead of just being gimmicky. I highly reccommend.

Yesterday J and I got up super early to meet up with his folks, and we headed deep into the wilds of Pennsylvania for an Easter celebration at the home of one of their parents' very gracious, generous friends. I can't really argue with getting to spend the day with nice people, great food and drink, and an absolutely marvelous dog, a standard poodle named Harley, who won my affection by not JUMPING ON ME or trying to lick my face, but who still was friendly and affectionate (he nuzzled me at dinner, and loved being petted and paid attention to). I guess the general mellow-ness of the dog was due to how much exercise he gets on a regular basis in the woods surrounding the property, or perhaps it was just his personaltiy. But I liked him a lot, as I did the rest of the company. (also, fun fact -Standard [not toy!] Poodles were initially bred as hunting dogs, and Harley still has the instincts. It was amazing to see him in action.) I loved having that day in the country, even though I'm tired from all that traveling yesterday.

So now I have to get back to it. I hope the rest of this week passes painlessly, although I have no idea if it will. :P
offbalance: (book & teacup)
Me: What is it about Joni Mitchell that lends itself so well to snowy weather?
New Orleans Girl: Joni Mitchell and tea. I don't know either, but it works.
offbalance: (book & teacup)
Me: What is it about Joni Mitchell that lends itself so well to snowy weather?
New Orleans Girl: Joni Mitchell and tea. I don't know either, but it works.
offbalance: (Clooney Cheers)
As many of my friends list members have noted, today is Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday. And every year, New Orleans Girl's mom sends her a king cake for the office to enjoy.

This year? I got the baby. I totally found it the funniest way possible - I was slicing a piece of cake, and there were the feet. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's supposed to bring good luck, but we'll see.

Me: Yankees Girl got the baby the first year, and she got cancer. That's bad luck!
New Orleans Girl: Yeah, but she didn't die, did she?

0.o Maybe reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is coloring my worldview.

I finally watched Friday's Dollhouse. All I can say is that I'm going to have to re-watch the entire run of Middleman now. *shudder*

And now, back to the working stuff. I just had to note that down for the record.
offbalance: (Clooney Cheers)
As many of my friends list members have noted, today is Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday. And every year, New Orleans Girl's mom sends her a king cake for the office to enjoy.

This year? I got the baby. I totally found it the funniest way possible - I was slicing a piece of cake, and there were the feet. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It's supposed to bring good luck, but we'll see.

Me: Yankees Girl got the baby the first year, and she got cancer. That's bad luck!
New Orleans Girl: Yeah, but she didn't die, did she?

0.o Maybe reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is coloring my worldview.

I finally watched Friday's Dollhouse. All I can say is that I'm going to have to re-watch the entire run of Middleman now. *shudder*

And now, back to the working stuff. I just had to note that down for the record.
offbalance: (typewriter by carpdeus)
I did something this weekend that I haven't had the time nor energy for much of in ages.

I wrote. Actually wrote!

One was a fannish thing I've been poking at for a bit. Still not done, but I got things moving again but just simply deciding to get them up and going. It's not going to be a long piece, just a silly crack thing, so I'm trying to remember the whole brevity/wit thing. (It's a SPN/Grey's crossover crackfic, in case anyone out there was wondering or wanting to beta).

The other is a non-fandom thing I've been working on for a bit, and again, simple brute force got it moving again. Also, you can't beat a good morning followed by a relaxing afternoon (and a generous amount of bubble tea) to help matters.

After I rolled myself out of [livejournal.com profile] ozzdo's birthday dim sum extravaganza and the subsequent bubble tea, I took the train home (with [livejournal.com profile] redstapler and [livejournal.com profile] lwoodbloo), and settled on the couch for an hour or so with a seltzer and the copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell that I am working on. After that came a nap, and after the nap I felt good, but I didn't have a lot to do before [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl came home and we had to leave for Penny Dreadful at the Brick. So, I sat down at the computer, opened Google docs, and started writing. I didn't have to clean, I didn't have to unpack anything, I didn't have to do any housework, and I sure as hell wasn't going to be eating again that day. I had an hour and a half to just sit and write. And it felt absolutely delicious. It made me look forward to the week I took off for my birthday - I will be spending some time doing this exact thing, both at home and elsewhere. I can't wait - it's going to be rad. And the exact amount of "me time" that I so desperately need. It was like J said - I had a week off from my job for the move, but I worked my ass off that entire time. So, this at least allows me to dispense with that slightly crispy-around-the-edges feeling I've been dealing with. I need a break, so I took one. I mean, I have the vacation time - even after the week for the move and week + Watchmen Day I'm taking off, I still have 19 vacation days remaining. Which is good, as vacation days are always a good thing to have.

I had a really awesome weekend. I celebrated birthdays and got to see people I haven't seen in awhile, and an awesome movie won an Oscar. All told, it was pretty damn good.

Speaking of birthdays - mine arrives in 2.5 weeks. I will be 29. Aaaaaah!
offbalance: (typewriter by carpdeus)
I did something this weekend that I haven't had the time nor energy for much of in ages.

I wrote. Actually wrote!

One was a fannish thing I've been poking at for a bit. Still not done, but I got things moving again but just simply deciding to get them up and going. It's not going to be a long piece, just a silly crack thing, so I'm trying to remember the whole brevity/wit thing. (It's a SPN/Grey's crossover crackfic, in case anyone out there was wondering or wanting to beta).

The other is a non-fandom thing I've been working on for a bit, and again, simple brute force got it moving again. Also, you can't beat a good morning followed by a relaxing afternoon (and a generous amount of bubble tea) to help matters.

After I rolled myself out of [livejournal.com profile] ozzdo's birthday dim sum extravaganza and the subsequent bubble tea, I took the train home (with [livejournal.com profile] redstapler and [livejournal.com profile] lwoodbloo), and settled on the couch for an hour or so with a seltzer and the copy of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell that I am working on. After that came a nap, and after the nap I felt good, but I didn't have a lot to do before [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl came home and we had to leave for Penny Dreadful at the Brick. So, I sat down at the computer, opened Google docs, and started writing. I didn't have to clean, I didn't have to unpack anything, I didn't have to do any housework, and I sure as hell wasn't going to be eating again that day. I had an hour and a half to just sit and write. And it felt absolutely delicious. It made me look forward to the week I took off for my birthday - I will be spending some time doing this exact thing, both at home and elsewhere. I can't wait - it's going to be rad. And the exact amount of "me time" that I so desperately need. It was like J said - I had a week off from my job for the move, but I worked my ass off that entire time. So, this at least allows me to dispense with that slightly crispy-around-the-edges feeling I've been dealing with. I need a break, so I took one. I mean, I have the vacation time - even after the week for the move and week + Watchmen Day I'm taking off, I still have 19 vacation days remaining. Which is good, as vacation days are always a good thing to have.

I had a really awesome weekend. I celebrated birthdays and got to see people I haven't seen in awhile, and an awesome movie won an Oscar. All told, it was pretty damn good.

Speaking of birthdays - mine arrives in 2.5 weeks. I will be 29. Aaaaaah!
offbalance: (i am jack's icon)
Good gravy, I am tired.

Today I got to work at 8:30. I took about 20-30 minutes of lunch (give or take) and about half a dozen 10-15 minute "internet cigarette" breaks. (which allowed me to discover that President Awesome lifted the stupid gag order on international abortion funding. WOO!)

I had hoped I would be able to leave by 6, 6:15 at the latest.

I left at 7:15. 0.o Boss T walked out with me, so at least I looked good.

I think I got some good stuff done. I even left Boss L a note detailing everything I took care of in her absence. Good God, I hope it meets her approval, I really do. Because at the moment, there are bigger fish that need frying.

There is company in the form of [livejournal.com profile] shackledangel and her wee, so-cute-she'll-send-you-into-instant-insulin-shock daughter about. I don't want to be rude, but I am kind of coveting unconsciousness. Am going to make one more attempt to call [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl at home, then I'm heading out to be social-ish.
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Good gravy, I am tired.

Today I got to work at 8:30. I took about 20-30 minutes of lunch (give or take) and about half a dozen 10-15 minute "internet cigarette" breaks. (which allowed me to discover that President Awesome lifted the stupid gag order on international abortion funding. WOO!)

I had hoped I would be able to leave by 6, 6:15 at the latest.

I left at 7:15. 0.o Boss T walked out with me, so at least I looked good.

I think I got some good stuff done. I even left Boss L a note detailing everything I took care of in her absence. Good God, I hope it meets her approval, I really do. Because at the moment, there are bigger fish that need frying.

There is company in the form of [livejournal.com profile] shackledangel and her wee, so-cute-she'll-send-you-into-instant-insulin-shock daughter about. I don't want to be rude, but I am kind of coveting unconsciousness. Am going to make one more attempt to call [livejournal.com profile] j_bkl at home, then I'm heading out to be social-ish.

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