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Perhaps I'll be called a scrooge, but I don't understand why it's ok for our accounting department to spend the better part of two days decorating their area like a "Christmas Village" then spend another 20 minutes loudly leading the decorating contest judges through the area while singing, loudly boasting about their town's amenities and clapping along to fucking "YMCA." Apparently their Christmas Village is full of Village People.

I am actually trying to work!!!! Imaging!!!!

Sorry. I am actually in a good mood. This work holiday thing just gets on my last nerve, and I was in a car for nearly 4 hours yesterday, so my body hurts and makes me grumpy.
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Last night’s wacky dream: I was at work, and one of the support people was quizzing me about what my password “meant.” They were having network problems, and none of the consultants could connect, so they all went to work from home. Meanwhile, a whole bunch of new people came in and took all the cubes around me, two to a cube. It was a lot like rows of desks from elementary school. These were supposedly employees in my department, but I didn’t recognize any of them. At one point, I realized that our office chairs were actually working toilets. Odd. Later, the room morphed into something similar to the dining chapel at Kripalu, and BestFriend was with me, and we were stealing some kind of fruity granola bars.

I woke up to some really powerful thunderstorms. My electric flashed a couple times before I got out of bed. Then, when I went to leave, I opened the door to find that the patio is now more like a wading pool. And, the neighbor’s German Shepherd was happily splashing about, leashless. So I ended up having to leave out the other door, and walk around half the block to avoid the puddles and the loose dog.

Now, I just found out what I’m inheriting in the way of work from the consultant who is leaving. It’s the online training component of the project I’m on now. So, I’ll have to use Camtasia to take video screenshots of the app, then edit them together. I’m happy, because this feels like I’m actually putting my film major to some good use. Then, I’ll have to record voiceovers for the screens. Ahem. I guess I’ll have to get my sexy radio voice back well before the college radio station reunion in October.
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Hung out with T. last night. Had a whole lot of fun (which made me wonder why I didn't say "Hey, it's me!" when I've seen him out before), but over-caffeinated myself and didn't sleep until very late (not that that is a new thing at all).

So today was a day that dragged on and on and on, but less from the lack of sleep and more from the incredible soreness that has overtaken my body. Seems I overdid it a bit more than I'd thought in yoga class last night. It's the "Impossible Poses" class and we were doing stuff that leads up to a couple of deep twisting leg holds, including an arm balancing one. Closest picture I could find is here but rotate that photo, twist her arm on the floor around the extended leg and have her balanced on one leg and one arm. I actually was surprised that I got as far as I did, but I have a lot of ease in my spine for twisting. My leg was nowhere near off the ground, but that's ok. Now I feel like someone tried to break my ribs though.

In other news....STS & I. are famous. SMA gave his official notice to his job (via a limerick) before he leaves for Spain, and BestFriend has another new cool freelance gig. I am contemplating applying for a job I saw on monster today. It's the same job I have now basically (user interface designer) but it's at aol, so it probably pays a bit more. Of course, they're notorious for hiring then firing six months later, so there would be a lot of hard questions from me if I got an interview.

Tomorrow night I think a whole bunch of us are going to see Ween, which should be fun. Then pretty much the rest of this weekend will be devoted to finishing up my math class. Then I get to decide if I'm going to keep going to school of not. Sigh.
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Well, even with the best intentions I don't make the updates that I mean to. A few tidbits:

1. Saw the JavaMaster at Arts Fest holding hands with a girl with visible panty line. So that's a bust.

2. Ding Dong, the witch is really dead this time. She got fired about a week or two after I left the department. So now everyone is happy, and secure in their jobs.

3. Shows I hope to recap (though we've seen my track record thus far): Sonic Youth, Peter Gabriel. Missed Ani due to a severe hangover ComFest weekend (why do they put good shows that weekend? Oh yeah. 'Cause of the pride festival.)

4. Shows coming up: Tori again (though C-bus is one of the two dates with no Ben Folds! Poo!) Cirque du Soleil, Amy Rigby (this Sunday), the White Stripes. I love this summer!
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This has been an odd weekend. No homework, because next week is the week between trimesters at Franklin, before I get to start my summer session with not 1 but 2 classes--Java and Discrete Math. The math is on online course, so I think it'll be ok, but I was warned that the full-time workers usually do things one class at a time. I'm impatient though. My plan is to do this for this trimester, then in the Fall, do the next programming class and test out of the presentational software, access and WWW design courses. That way I'll have credit for almost a full-time load at the end of this year. I'm crafty like that.

Friday night, I went to Mary's yoga class and that was fun. Afterward BestFriend, Boy Wonder and I had yummy veg food at Whole World, then went back to BF's house to watch DVDs (she just got a player). We watched Dr. Strangelove. I had no idea how apropos to the current situation in the world that would be. We enjoyed it, then both BW and I crashed there for the night.

I ended up going home in late morning, only to spend the whole day in bed with a killer headache. Then BF had people over on her back porch last night. Our friend M got engaged last weekend to her boyfriend of 5 years. Well, this week it got called off and she is now moving out. She's ok, but we all sat around and had girl talk, which was good. I did my laundry while we were there too.

So today is Easter and I have to drive to Chillicothe to my aunt's house. Not a fun drive, especially for someone like me who hates to drive. I will have to find my discman and speakers to take with me in the car.

We are interviewing people for the second web job like my current one this week. I hope the user interface job that is probably going to be mine in the IT department posts this week. That way, when I leave, I can tell the boss to just hire her first and second choices out of the batch we're interviewing now, and all will be smooth. Hopefully that will delay the power trip she WILL try with me later. Fun.

Must go find my easter dress now and eat some more yogurt (this webMD thing has me od'ing on calcium.) I lost what looked like 5# this week, but most of that is probably water. Just a shaving off on the inches too, which is what I'm really more worried about. I pulled out the summer clothes last night and tried to wear my short jeans from last year, but there was no way they were zipping. All I ask is to fit in what I already own!!! :-)

I'm back

Apr. 14th, 2003 10:24 pm
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Wow. It's been ages since I've written anything here. Rather than blather on with my whole recap of the last few months, I'll just do the last few days.

I started a weight loss/fitness program this weekend--signed up with WebMD for their plan. It's kind of a racket I guess (maybe) but it will make me write down what I'm eating/how I'm exercising and will hopefully make me stick to it. It's too hard with being in school and working full time for me to mentally track what I'm eating--which became apparant when I filled out the initial profile. Plus, after having my doctor mention how hard it is to change your body after 30, I figured I'd better do something before I got too clsoe to that number. Plus, I want my yoga muscles back. :-)

I'm getting ready to (hopefully) switch jobs. I am a bit scared (will be moving to the IT dept) but the comm department has gotten steadily worse and worse, so I think it's this or leave the company all together--which I am NOT ready for. I like the people I'll be working with, and I will be keepign the parts of my job that I like (usability, interface design) so it should be good. I'm just a bit nervous about the overtime committment a lot of the IT'ers seem to make.

In other news, I took my first programming final this evening in C++--I'm pretty sure I got an A, which keeps my average at a 4.0 on this degree. Woo-hoo!!! Now, next trimester's challenge will be making sure 2 classes, one of which is Java, doesn't change that too much.

Off to check to see if the new spiffy work laptop is playing nicely with the cable modem yet.
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Well, after hitting both coasts in one month, I am very happy to be at home for a little while. Have even temporarily abandoned by time-waster habit of searching for cheap airfares, because I sooooooo don't want to go anywhere right now. I am playing catch up at work like crazy because of being away all but something like 12 days in July. Wow.

Seattle was absolutely incredible. I want to move there so badly. And if the job keeps going the way it is and BestFriend and RW are really serious about going out there too, that makes it all the more likely. It's just so gorgeous out there, and you don't need a car, and there are mountains, and water, and ferries, and islands, and so on and so on.
Of course, yoga went a bit by the wayside while I was gone. I did make it to a "Hatha Flow" class at 8 Limbs while in Seattle, which totally kicked my butt (might have had something to do with having to hike up and down the hills to get there), but other than that, I only made it to class about 3 times in July. And not too much more practice here at home. But as of this week, I've been there 2 days out of the 2 days of the week. So I'm getting back on the right track.

Bought a bike right before I left for Seattle. I actually rode it to Kroger one night last week. That was an experience. I made it all the way back, stopped the bike, and then, while getting off of it, my messenger bag strap broke, so I fell and the bike fell on me. So now I'm the proud owner of a big ol' scrape. Joy.

The work situation is, well, hard to describe. The Wig/The Dozer or whatever you want to call her justs keeps on being herself. I'm getting closer to the breaking point, but the really really bad weeks seem to alternate with the weeks of not seeing her at all, so I'm not sure what's up.

If the perfect job in Seattle dropped in my lap tomorrow, I'd take it though. Anybody need a self-appointed web usability expert who can problem solve like nobody's business and write copy too??? Anyone???

Off to bed now. My campaign this week is to get more sleep and give myself a regular schedule.

Recent books read: Backpack, by ???? Fluff, but perfect for the plane trip; A Girl Named Zippy---very very good, but all too short. Currently reading (yes, simultaneously) The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, The 14 Day Herbal Cleansing and biographies of Vermeer, and Virginia Woolf. So much for fluff.

'Night.
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I got a little out of habit in posting here, but I'll try to do some major updates in this post.

First thing, boy and I called it quits, and surprisingly to me, it was mutual. After playing phone tag for *two weeks* we finally got on the phone and he brought the topic up. We both agreed it wasn't working and have gone back to friends. I think we've each emailed each other once since then (this was about 5 weeks ago) which just reemphasizes that point that we are both too busy for such a relationship right now. So far, so good.

I still have the unexplainable, unrequited crush on HotGuy. Hmmmph. Have only seen him a few times, but never with the same degree of connection as the night of the haircut. He moves to Seattle in less than two weeks, and though I'll see him several times before then, I don't think I'll even bother thinking about it much anymore. Oh well.

I did find out that a guy at work has had a crush on me for approximately 2 years (the whole time I've worked there). It's nice to have something good at work, since the boss' boss is getting absurdly intolerable for our whole department. The strange thing is, I guess the boy with the crush is so smitten with me, he is too nervous to talk to me. I find this terribly adorable in it's own way. The funny thing is, I had always referred to him in my head as "The Cute Boy in Health Care" despite the fact that he was, until January, the only boy in Health Care. I do think I'd probably go out with him if he asked, but I can't ask him, or else he'll realize that my co-worker let out his secret. It's kind of like high school, but much more endearing.

I leave for Seattle tomorrow morning. I'm both looking forward to it and kind of wary about it. I've never traveled for such a long time (5 days) and such a long distance by myself before. But, I have been there once before and am familiar with the area I'm staying in. I have several activities planned for myself, so that I don't stay in the hotel all evening. I plan to visit at least one yoga studio, and to go to the Archie McPhee store (to do some bday shopping for friends). The conference I'm going to should also be good, and it's not such a terribly hectic schedule that I'll be over there all the time. Then again, I got to take a laptop from work with me, and I'd better churn out some work while I'm there, or there may be some grousing about why I really needed it in the first place. It really started as a just in case kind of thing, but I ended up taking on a couple projects to work on while there, so I'd better produce results. I'll probably be able to get the bulk on one done on the flight there anyway.

I'd probably better go finish packing. I got the suitcase done this morning, but the carry on is still sprawled on the bed. Must check the laptop battery as well. And it might be nice to clean up the downstairs a bit so that when BestFriend comes to water the flowers, she doesn't trip over everything. And then I get to come back to a clean apartment too. Yay.

Just realized that I'd fully intended to go on a bike ride this evening and I've waited until far too late. I've only had the bike a week, so I'm not up for nighttime riding yet. And now it will be a week before I can do it again. I'll have to go through all the soreness and such again. It's my own fault though.

Off to tackle the carry on and then to bed early so I can get up before STS comes to pick me up for the airport!

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