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SICK

- It always happens to me, man. I don't always get Con Crud, but when I do, it hangs on like a sonovabitch. Currently I am subjecting my co-workers to my hacking cough, which they are kindly not reacting badly to. The cough is always the last thing to go so for days I will be otherwise fine, but have drainage and sound like Typhoid Mary. *sigh* But I don't have a fever so there's no reason for me to be home except I sound gross. Once upon a time in this department I could have WORKED from home, but our Horrible Ex Deputy Director nixed that option, so here we are.

- As the wierdest comfort TV yesterday while bedridden I marathoned CSI:Miami all afternoon. I never cared for David Caruso but, like often, I ended up invested in all the secondary characters more than the main ones. I was Kallie/Eric 'shipper forever, really appreciated Boa Vista, and adored Speedle until he was unceremoniously killed off.

MISC

- So someone really has to explain to Levi it's bad idea to use the AIDS Memorial Quilt as a way to make money? *sigh* Well, at least at this point United, Pepsi, and Sean Spicer are holding Levi's beer. However, enlightening them with the specifics of the hanky code is pretty hilarious...

- I don't even DISCUSS politics on here anymore because it's such a huge, total, to quote the amazing Dan Rather, dumpster fire. We are going to actions and rallys as we can; D more than I since her schedule is more flexible.

RIP

- The beautiful, talented Chris Cornell from Audioslave has died, possibly a suicide. So many frontmen from that era, right? Shannon Hoon, Scott Weiland, Curt Kobain. I thought he was gonna make it. RIP, baby. May whatever pained you be no more.

- Roger Ailes died. Never to grab pu$$y again.

Okay, gente!

I have an hour and a half more before I can go home and faceplant. I'm still pretty drained.
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One more Comicpalooza done!

The good:

*One panel went okay. Prepare better next year. Remember to bring own laptop
* Lance Henriksen is A DELIGHT, and has had a fascinating childhood and life
* I can't believe it took me this long to realize the actor playing Ironfist also plays Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones
* Mike Colter/Luke Cage is a large and imposing individual
* I saw one Faith/curvy superhero cosplay and we were SO EXCITED! And I talked to her and we were EXCITED TOGETHER!! Her husband took a pic and it was a fantastically affirming moment
* T-shirt count- 3
Earring count- 2
Comic count- 2
I admire my own restraint

The bad:

* I have con crud and feel like arse :-(

I have all these pix and cannot post them because I can't figure out how to make flickr work. :-(((

I am determined to figure out how to do a mood theme on here but first I have to figure out how to get my mood them off LJ. *sigh*

HOWEVER

* The Coriciden Daytime has kicked in so now I feel only marginally like arse instead of totally, so I'm getting some work done while the meds are working.

* Oh, and I FOUND MY JEWELRY!!! It had actually been rattling around at the bottom of my tote after all, which I discovered when I was taking out unnecessary things I wouldn't need to cart around the con. *facepalm*

* I really like Ed Sheeran's voice and I don't care who knows it. D calls him the leprechaun only because he's a ginger and she has a crap memory for names. Every time he comes on she's all 'it's the leprechaun'! *facepalm* lol
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AH SHIT

+ I have just gotten back from two days home with a cold and we have a bunch of kids in for a tour in an hour. Bleargh. Do not want. *sniffle*

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

+ Saw this because I just could not conceive of a supernatural teen romance that would have have the chops to attract Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson AND Viola Davis. I mean, the talent and whollop of AWESOME just in those three names is ENORMOUS WOW. So we had to see. And, we quite liked it. )

PICK ME UP VIDEO

Someone linked to this on my FB and I laughed 'till I cried, I am not kidding. I have NEVER heard goats that sound this way. Seriously, do not drink anything while you watch this or it will end up all over your monitor. Totally safe for work unless it is considered unprofessional to laugh until you fall off your chair. :-)

http://gawker.com/5984348/two-minutes-of-nothing-but-goats-yelling-like-humans

Okay, gente. We've got 80, yes EIGHTY four to six year olds descending upon us in an hour and I am hacking like a I have the plague, so fun times! Gotta go!

Talk at you later and cuidense!
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+ Apologies for bad form, but for reasons that I don't understand, I can no longer access LJ from my work computers. This IS TO CRY. It is considered a 'malicious' site, or whatever, which, okay, yes, if you're referring to the clueless Russion overlords or whatever. But it is still damned inconvenient.

Maybe this total migration is a good idea. :-/

+ Also, and in closing, we watched the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I have THE WORST GIRLCRUSH on Lisbeth Salander. She is so BROKEN AND HOT AND BROKEN AND FIERCELY INTELLLIGENT I am all *hearteyes*. The story of my life is in there somewhere. *LOL*

I want fic and I don't even know what kind. I just want to read about her being badass and awesome and having those brilliant faint, faint whispers of humanity that make me all verklempt.

I guess I need to give the book another try because it bored me shitless at the first go and I couldn't get past the first chapter.

Sadly, I must go now.

The lover is fighting the second go-round of a stubborn cold and she gets what my sister calls 'mansick.' She is totally and completely useless when she is this sick and is very pitiful and weak and frowny.

Ergo, I must take the bus tomorrow.

I'll shout at ya'll later.

Cuidense!

In closing, the high today was 66 and tomorrow it is 71. Sometimes the South is a good place to be. :-)
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SHINY EYE CANDY

+ I feel SPUN, people. I cannot stop watching this video )

on repeat.

FLAIL and rambling. Feel free to bypass. :- )

So, in closing, does ANYONE have a copy of that Darren Hayes song? Anyone? I will send virtual fruit baskets and dancing pool boys...

Moving on...

EVERYTHING ELSE

+ So here's the thing: I'm not used to writing without a beta. I keep trucking and then am gripped by sudden worry that NO ONE is editing this thing, and I am AFEARED. But it's original fic and it's seriously something I want to, at some point, submit somewhere to get rejected ten hundred times, as one does. I'm told. When I say original fic I, of course mean, I have used my muses and changed the names. I'm only posting on my writing journal, which is locked. So. Anyone interested in beta-ing that will never be publicly posted? Yes, I see the queue forming.

+ I am still getting vertigo about every third day, so I have made an appt. with my doctor next Friday, which is the earliest I can go after I get paid. We'll see.

+ It is the coldest day of the year and it still can't hold a candle to our friends in, oh, most other places, whom are getting inundated by snow, ice, and rain. Send them your thoughts and well wishes, people. We're pretty lucky in Texas so far.

LINKS THAT MAKE YOU GO O.O

+ Am I the last one to know that there is an actual registry of people that consider themselves superheroes? Really? My favorite is obviously SUPER GAY and his beleagured jockstrap. If that man is walking around in pink lame and a rainbow mask in Mexico City I hope he does, indeed, have special powers.

+ So if your magazine airbrushes someone so much you CHANGE THEIR ETHNICITY. you should probably make sure that's the look they were going for. Nimrods.

Okay, I must away, gente! Eveyrone keep warm and safe and I'll talk at you later!

In closing:



Really, that FACE. What am I to do? :-)
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MOI

+ Apparently, according to yestserday's dr. visit, the generic dr. in Florida a)didn't give me a strong enough antibiotic, b) prescribed useless OTC meds and c) generally failed at life. Hence, my ears refuse to pop becuase they are still in pretty bad shape from the infection and if I remain this way when I fly to Spain I will pretty much be beggging to die at lift-off.

Round two of meds: Stronger antibiotic Lavinquin, or something like that, every day. An OMG NASTY nasal spray at bedtime, a Zyrtec a day (those fuckers are EXPENSIVE), and a 25 mil OTC Benadryl allergy at bedtime. Dr. said our goal was to get rid of as much 'snot' in ten days as possible, and I'd have to continue the course of meds while in Spain.

Alrighty, then. *takes pile of pills*

MCR

+ You guys!!!! YOU GUYS!!!!!!! I know everyone has seen it by now but YOU GUYS NEW MUSIC OMG!!!!! How awesome is this going to BE??? I really was worried about my ability to listen to them without Bob. I love me some Bob. He just seemed like the best foil to the band; the solid, grounded base upon which everything could settle. It was devastating when he left. It's also hard because he's so BOB; it's not like there's lots of news on how he is, or what's he's doing. I mean, we at least know Brian is going to stuntman school (oh, Brian.) I just think the true MCR will always have Bob in it, for me.

But I CAN'T not care about this! It sounds amazing, the guys LOOK amazing (FRANK YOUR STUPID FACE ILU), and they look like they're having so much FUN.



I cannot wait I am EXCITE!!!! *claps hands*

DRAGONCON

+ Dudes, I have tried to write my post for days, and there is just no way to summarize 'Not what I expected from a trip' for THAT trip in 25 words or less. OR paragraphs. Or PAGES.

So, let's do this:

HIGH POINTS

* MEETING [personal profile] i_amthecosmos and her husband, Evan!!! She was just everything I imagined, ever! Funny and kind and striking! Amusingly, she is exactly the type that D would chase after before she landed with a short Latina woman. Needless to say, D found her a gorgeous and lovely person, as did I. I hope to see you again soon, Zillah!

* Cast of TrueBlood Panel! - Pam, Lafayette, and Sam could not have been more open, funny, and amazing! I will say I was a bit taken aback by how- SHY- Nelsan Elllis was. Of the three he seemed to be the most befuddled by the whole Con thing, and all the cheers when he spoke of how he made out with his 'dude.'*lol* He did the whole panel behind a pair of dark glasses and low cap, but Kristin Bauer and Sam Rockwell reallly seemed to enjoy picking at him for his reserve.

Favorite question and answer from Ms. Bauer, who looked so approachable and pretty out of character; she had a full, soft mouth and shimmering, kind of frizzy brown hair:

Q: What's been your favorite part of working on the series so far?
A: Seeing Eric naked. *exploding laughter from all sides. She looked around innocently* Did I say that out loud?

* The Parade! - FAntastic seats were had and it was just an amazing spectacle. Everyone should see it at least once in their lives.

Low Points

* Decision to take our temporary house-mate with us to help with driving. *sigh* Because really, she is not a bad person. She is just at some mid-life crisis crossroads of her life so it feels like living with/travellign with a teen ager. She spent the whole trip talking about sex, smoking, and snarking with D since they are the two more butch personalities, and my god, I was ready to stab myself around one hour in. Not to mention between D's propensity for losing important things on a regular basis, like her KEYS, and her MEDS, S lost her ID at one point. Scratch four hours locating it. Then she lost her badge. Scratch four hours and another panel I wanted to go to locating IT. I also found out she refused to go anywhere on her own giving D and I NO alone time at all. I mean, some stuff I researched for her to attend weren't things D and I would go to anyway. But, no. She wouldn't read the schedule to find other things. She moped in the room, instead.

It was just that kind of trip, man.

* I forgot the camera. It seems like a small thing, but it wasn't.

* I got a raging sinus infecton RIGHT after D*C so I was incredibly sick the whole Florida leg of the trip. D's childhood friend was wonderful, though. I felt so bad for laying in bed holding my ears in pain while everyone else tried to have a good time. *sigh*

So, yeah. That was an adventure! I've decided we are going to D*C every other year. EVery year taps out our resources. All we'd DO every year was save for that trip only, and I'd like to take my lover other places, too. Preferably ALONE.

Okay, gente.

I have more, but D and I are going to the library because Houston Public Central is having a graphic novelday and TERRY MOORE is going to be there! Terry Moore omg!!! I am excite.

In closing, I realize what i want to do is get a degree in graphic novels. Not making them; studying them. Discussing them. Writing dissertations on them. It does not exist. Someone get on that right away.

Cuidense! I'll talk at you later.
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Observations this week at work:

+ A four year old picking his nose, touching one of our DSis and HANDING IT BACK TO ME

+ Two kids chowing down on enormous bags of potato chips, which they then dropped on the floor

+ A mom sending her four year old to the desk for a wipe because 'momma drop some soda.' 'Momma' was not supposed to be drinking soda at the computers. When I informed momma of this she wasn't even mad. She just gave me this blank stare and went back to the hypnotizing Youtube on the screen. There was blue soda all over the place.

+ Today, before 1 pm, we suspended a patron for being ugly to Coworker L, which included telling her 'You can stop talking now' in front of her daughter, who giggled beside mom in amusement. Classy, ma'am, really. That was an ugly showdown that included her demanding her rights, saying this wasn't 'justice', and flat out calling Coworker L a liar. She finally got up and left, shouting the whole time, but for a minute I thought they were gonna have to physically escort her.

+ Me wanting to slap Problem Child Co-worker several times over for sheer arguementative snark. )


It is not even JULY GENTE OMG. Six more weeks of this. A WORLD OF DO NOT WANT.

FANDOM

+ So everyone heard about the J2 Big Bang slash story that takes place in Haiti after the earthquake, right? Yeah. Probably not the wisest choice of setting. I've been keeping the hell away from THAT giant unfortunate mess.

I really miss [profile] lucylooo right now. Her tag 'unpopular opinions' has some of the most honest discussions around and I'd really like to know her take on this. Sometimes her opinions are eons away from mine and sometimes she is the only person with the balls to say exactly what I'm feeling.

I miss you, lucy. I'm thinking of you.

HEALTH SHIT

+ D scared the everloving CRAP out of me day before yesterday when she felt nauseas, severely dizzy, and had a blinding headache. The nurse on the phone said she might be having a STROKE and we needed to go to the ER. D refused because she didn't want to spend the money and because last time they took blood from her hand to get a blood oxygen level and it hurt like a motherfucker. So we argued and bitched and argued yadda yadda yadda, we never got IN to see a dr. becuase we left after four hours and she saw her dr. yesterday.

Diagnosis: Vertigo.

D says no. She took her pain meds when she got home and the symptoms returned a bit, so she thinks it is a meds allergy. I dunno.

I am happy with 'not a stroke.'

+ I have an ache... )

In Happier News:

+ This Marshall Interview

He has THREE DAUGHTERS! Three! He does not think he is book smart! He saves his money because it might the last time he is going to make it!!! Every time I don't think I can love him more I DO. Seriously, the HEARTEYES I CAN'T EVEN.

+ This song

Even if you don't watch Trueblood you will, as ethrosdemon says, die. DIIIIIEEEEEE LOL OMG. I love you Snoop Dogg!

+ The news that Stephane Lambiel will be choreographing Daisuke Takahashi's Short program and it will go something like this )

Oh, Stephane. We love you. How is this man REAL? :-D

Wow. This week kicked my ass, people. Work today and then Sunday off thank God

Everyone have a great rest of your weekend and I'll talk at you later!
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So I just found out today, from my BROTHER IN LAW, that my mother had been feeling bad, went into work anyway, and passed out in her classroom. An ambulance was called and she was at the hospital overnight, but she is being released today.

He took it upon himself to email me because he thought I should know.

Apparently NONE of my sisters thought I should be told because they didn't 'want to worry me' and also, I tend to freak out.

............

Yeah, I think that's called 'Giving a shit,' but what do I know.
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+ In an effort to not think about my ultrasound which showed, to quote the technician, 'lots of things', I began baking last night. Also, the way this week's schedule has shaped up, I need to start early or I will be baking at 3 a.m. on Wednesday for the Cookie Xchange on Thursday.

Made Mocha Truffles and WHOAH. That's too much chocolate. I wasn't even sure that was possible. I'm going to tweak the recipe so that I don't pass out in a sugar coma. I think that last cup of chocolate chips was gratuitous. Tonight we have Rollo cookies, like the candy, and Heath Bar Toffee cookies. Because I am all about the candy cookies. That's just how I roll. :-)

+ Saw a rebroadcast of Mike Huckabee on Jon Stewart and, you know. *sigh* For all of Mr. Huckabee's issues, he speaks eloquently and plainly, with a nice self-deprecating sense of humor that I really like. He doesn't come across as plastic to me at all. And then this issue comes up and, with the same earnest calm, he sets about rationalizing bigotry. I just. *hands* It's pretty disheartening.

Articulating why the notion of tying procreation to marriage is problmatic [livejournal.com profile] crazydiamondsue has written a letter to Mike Huckabee about her own marriage. I hope he reads it.

+ In the same vein Newsweek has taken on gay marriage and the church and recieved nothing but grief for it. Click here if you want to support their courage in tackling an incendiary issue and the rights of free speech.

+ Taylor Hanson and wife continue to overpopulate the Western Hemisphere with the birth of their fourth child, a son named Viggo Moriah. Really, Taylor? Really? Don't you think you should keep your admiration of Mr. Mortenson at a nice respectable level? I'm just saying. Ah, Tay. Such a failboat. A gorgeous failboat, but a failboat just the same. Mom and baby are said to be fine.

Okay, gente. Must go work! I have a Christmas tree to draw and cut out since our present trees in the department are full of ornaments. My life, so hard. :-)

We have gotten another 'front' in and it is a lovely, blustery 40-something degrees. Tomorrow will be in the late 50s and back up to 70's by Thursday. *headdesk* Texas, the Sybil of the weather community.

Cuidense, gente! I'll talk at you later!
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Or throat infection, as it is known in lay terms.

Either way feel like hammered poo. Home until WED. Have antibiotics.

Till later.

*faceplant*
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And NOW. NOW. I have some kind of bug that makes it hard to swallow (NO SNARKING FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY), and my ears feel stopped up and me feel feverish. No doubt a little gift picked up from the eighteen hours I spent at the cesspool Ben Taub with D.

This holiday, man. The gift that keeps on giving.

*faceslam*

I'm calling in because I am useless. I don't think I have ever called in on a Saturday. *sigh*

I feel like hammered poo.
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Who's made of win? Who bought a cream cheese coffee cake for breakfast and then forgot ALL HER MEDS today? Why, that would be me!

Ah, fuck.

It's a salad day. I don't mind salad days if it's my choosing but hate them if it's not.

However, in positive news..

+ THREE DAY WEEKEND WOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *dances* We have nothing more major planned than renting movies (yes, some of us still do that) and going to Office Depot to buy supplies for my still-quite-new cubicle. What? I LIKE that! Oh, and some cooking out. Mmm. BBQ.

Each holiday was marked by massive cooking out in my family growing up. No occasion was too small. Xmas? COOK OUT! Mother's Day? COOK OUT! Dallas is in the playoffs? COOK OUT! Tax refund in the mail? COOK OUT! This, more than anything, means I will never be a vegetarian. D got a used/new to us barbeque grill and it works great and I am muy excited.

For this weekend I erase the Grand ReOpening. I ERASE YOU!!!! *MINDSWIPE* :-D

+ I have 20 pages of the skaterboi fic written. Twenty! *tries not to scare writing muses* It's all [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane's fault. Her wonderful continuation of her bandom story just shook loose all the cobwebs in my mind re: the fic. Good writing does that.

I can hear them in my head again. I missed them so. :-)

+ BIG PIMPING!!!!!!- Because if you have not read [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane's latest part of her bandom epic...what is wrong with you? Are you headless? Have you no SOUL?!?!

Granted, you really have to read it from the very beginning but DO SO! The wonderfullness defies description. I don't care if you don't like MCR, or Panic, or FOB, or kid!fic (I KNOW! KIDFIC!!!) but this is brilliant and funny and happy and sad and amazing.

Linkage for your convenience:

Forever Now, the start of the saga. Gerard and Mikey as kids and Brian Schecter as their savior. What more wonderfullness can there be?

Star Shaped Brendon's story, complete with aloof Ryan and snarky Spencer. I'm not even that big a Panic fan and I loved this.

The Lines You Amend starts here and there's links to the next one at the bottom, just one perk Rachel offers you.
There are just not enough words for how much I love this series and how much it draws you in right away, immediately. I defy you to react otherwise, no matter who you are.

So thank you, Ms. Vane, for all you do.

And now I go.

If I don't holler at you all this weekend (tho I totally hope to) have a great holiday and cuidense!
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So I got the letter back about the mammogram/ultrasound imaging of my bosom.

It says something like 'schedule follow up in next six months' yadda yadda 'certain area' yadda yadda 'in most women these areas turn out to be benign'

So.....what? There's an area but I have six months to get it looked at? Is this routine? Am I ok since they didn't make me go right back? Who tells someone they have six months for an appt. if it might be serious? I mean, apart from public health care?

For fuck's sake.

So I guess I should call my dr. and ask her....

In other news...

+ And in that same vein I let my meds totally lapse because I am made of fail and now I have to go to the drs. tomorrow morning to get a new Rx. Then come back to work. Crap. After I get prodded and poked (because they need to draw blood to check all my stuff again) I usually prefer to take my pincushioned self home.

+ However, I worked yesterday during the International Festival because it was extra $ and I walked around after and ate festival food and bought a $5 pair of earrings. Awesome. It is my favoritest Houston festival and D was all 'meh' about attending anyhow, so this was perfect. It was a breezy, overcast day with no rain and I saw African dancing and looked at jewelry and ethnic clothes and had a good time.

+ Today we are supposed to steer clear of certain elevators and stairwells because THE MAYOR is having a luncheon. The tone to the email sent out about 'not BOTHERING' the mayor's luncheon and being 'PROHIBITED' from the area and how they'd rather not SEE us during this time, was ridiculous in it's condescension. Why not say 'ALL YOU PEONS CLEAR OUT' and be done with it.

+ I have fourteen pages of the next Embers segment. This is still about ten pages short of what I usually post but it's something! I have been tweaking and working on it. People have undoubtedly moved on, or added, other fandoms, (and I include myself) and that is the normal way of things. I just hope I can still get someone to beta it.

+ WHO CARES ABOUT THE DEATH OF A GAY SUPERHERO ANYWAY?

There have been lots of discussions about race in fandom lately and I've posted on a few of them. I'm not sure I have the wherewithal to actually meta this or anything but on the subject of minorities in fandom, specifically GAY people, and specifically the comics genre, Perry Moore's comprehensive list of the untimely and often gruesome demise of gay superheroes is more than worth reading.

Perry was one of the panelists on the GLBT YA Lit session I attended at TLA and I found him very coiffed and tanned, very California, I guess? But he really has a passion and intensity about the comics genre and in light of the latest Supernatural and how that poor queer boy met his end, I think this is a good thing to share.

+ Lastly, the weather has been really lovely lately. Today we got a 'front' in and the air is brisk, the sun is shining, and it is absurdly Fall-like. A few days ago it was 86 and humid. Ah, H-town, how so seasonally disaffective, but I'll take it. There are some pluses to living in the South. :-)

Okay, gente.

I'm gonna go get some lunch, maybe.

Ya'll take care and I'll talk at you later.

PS: What is the best way to clean a laptop screen? I was eating an orange and accidentally squirted sprinkles of juice on the monitor, then wiped it, and. Bad. Suggestions? The streaks are really distracting...
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No,I actually don't mean Boobgate, which has taken my FL by storm. I'm sure you all can imagine, but for the record, if a strange man walked up to me in public and asked if he could fondle my breasts I would have to ask if I could kick his balls.

Fuckwad.

What I actually meant was that I had my mammogram/ultrasound follow up to the SIX YES SIX biopsies I had seven months ago.

If they tell me I need another one of those things I'm going to tell them to bite me. I'm all O.O because after the ultrasound the nurse (whom I think was gay; she had the WALK), said she had to show these to her supervisor, then left me alone in the dim room with a sheet on me for so long I napped and had dreams and shit. Then she came back and squirted more jelly stuff on my breast and focused on one spot.

Because I don't have enough paranoia in my life right now. *sigh* We'll see.

In other news...

Relationship Status: *sigh* )

I have been having insomnia due to work stress because of the damn Grand Reopening. I keep waking up at 3 a.m., mind racing over a million details I know I've forgotten. It's exhausting.

I have to have Employee Evaluations done by Fri. and am only going to the training on how to DO the evaluations today. Thanks a lot.

I need to cut my hair again.

Oh, and on Mon. night we rented Sweeney Todd. )

Well, that was enough random for one post, I think. :-)

Ok, gente. Must race off to finish timesheets so we can all get paid.

Ya'll take care and I'll talk at you later.
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But I have my cough syrup my cold medicine and my Ricola Sugar-Free throat lozanges. And also some antiseptic wipes with which to swab my work area when I'm done. I'm loaded for bear.

Things I found out while spending two days home sick:

+ I CAN watch a whole season of Top Chef back to back without a qualm

+ I watch entirely too much ID TV. That is the cable channel where they only show, like, investigations on murders and serial killers. I used to tell myself it was research for the copfic but, really, I think I am just morbid or something. Blame my dad, who left his crime novels laying about for me to read.

I am going home at five, having arrived at 7:30. I can make it until then.

In other news....

+ I had a dream about Frank Iero. )

But waking up to Frankie's face in your mind? Not a bad thing. :-)

+ I actually thought I'd do some writing while I was home. HA. I could only sit at the 'puter for a short time before coughing doubled me over.

+ D is still not home. They are looking at Friday night or Saturday. The stolen truck was actually involved in a police chase, recovered, and is back in teh shop because the thieves ripped out the steering column, the locks, all kinds of stuff. Of course everything in it that wasnt' bolted down is long gone.

+ Yesterday when I got up to call in the dog puked on the bed. *sigh* Good times.

This is turning into a Twitter list or something.

I really, really have hope that the writing sitch gets better after this Grand Reopening thing is over.

In closing, the high today is 80. Like 8-0. Bye, bye, bye winter. We hardly knew, ye. No, REALLY.

OK, only....7 1/2 hours to go. Wish me luck.

That is all, gente.

Cuidense and I'll talk at you later.
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I have to turn in timesheets and meet with a patron about book clubs but then I think I might have to go home.

I feel like hammered shit.
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I'm OK!!!!!

The masses (I hate that word) are benign! I am to see my GYN in six months and they will keep close tabs on the areas but I'm OK!!!

*dances and dances and dances*

Thank you all for worrying with me and being positive when I couldn't.

I'm OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Am finally home with two ice packs on my chest inside my sports bra. I apparently look hilarious and D is trying to take a picture.

It hurt like a motherfucker. I couldn't stop crying on the damn table and the poor young Indian doctor and nurses kept trying to be comforting and keep up a constant stream of chatter to distract me. They discussed: Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Brtiney's VMA performance, and whether or not Tina Turner still toured.

They were all actually very concientious and attentive, asking if I needed more numbing meds and if there was too much pressure. I just don't think I have any kind of a pain threshold.

I have four bandaids on my left side and one on my right.

I don't ever want to do that again.

I really hope I don't have to.

I should have results in a week.

Thanks everyone who has been supportive during my freak outs and moodiness. Ya'll are the best.

Take care and I'll at you later.
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At another library for yet another all-day-long-ass-time-devouring seminar/meeting/workshop that the Youth Facilitator has scheduled.

It's not that I don't think these are worthy. It's that she schedules them with impunity, makes attendance mandatory, and doesn't seem to take into account how much other SHIT we have to do. I'm not even at a branch where some staffing is so bad that one person can't go to the bathroom without leaving a building unattended. The all-day duck out doesn't make anyone popular with our co-workers either, since it means they get more desk time for longer.

Yes, this is the morning grump.

How are ya'll?

In other news I am either psychosomatic now or there really is something awry with my left side. It feels a bit tender and achey. I can't remember if it's always felt this way or if my intensely worried brain is feeling at shadows. Who knows.

Everything looks surreal these days; like one of those faded old-time movies. Grainy and unfocused and staticy.

Should be a great frame of mind for a workshop on the wonders of booktalking. *nods*

Ima take my moody self away now!

Everyone have a good Friday and I'll talk at ya'll later.
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* I am having my first bosom squshing tomorrow at 3 p.m. )

Anyone have any experience with this? I'd appreciate any input.

* We saw The Bourne Ultimatum yesterday. And it was good.SPOILERS. )

* Also, Frankie Iero is trying to kills me.

He's letting his hair grow and he's tiny and adorable and splashed with ink and, really, I luvs him. *luvs* :-)

In other news....

* Work is making me crazy because they keep changing the focus of the library reopening weekend and we have gone from a four-day celebration highlighting all the new services to a weekend with the focus on children's and teens to a two-day weekend with the focus on EVERYBODY and my damn committee only has four people in it.

I don't know how I ended up being a fucking co-chair when I have NEVER EVER planned anything of this magnitude before and I am very worried about screwing it up. *sigh*

* I'm not sure what to make of the latest LJ kerfuffle. People on my FL range from enraged and leaving to philosphical and staying to supportive and staying. I dunno. I have begun a greatestjournal and insanejournal account just in case, and also, for namesquatting purposes. Not that I think there will be a great run on 'ahestele' but one can never tell. So if you go over yonder add me and I'll add you and we'll see where the chips land.

I will say that, though I will miss all my icons, I am not giving LJ/Six Apart any more of my money, not as much because I agree with the issue in question, but because I feel, and continue to feel, that they treat, and have treated, their customers poorly and they assume we are stupid. And I don't hold with that.

* My weekly musical discovery is called Nuttin but Stringz, a duo of two brothers, Damien and Tourie Escobar, from New York's inner city who play- wait for it- hip hop violins. I saw them on some BET program about up and coming talent and they are AMAZING! Their CD 'Struggle From The Subway To The Charts' came out in October of 06 and they are just cute as buttons, I have to say. Here's some music because it's better than any description I could write.

hxxp://www.yousendit.com/download/ZUczNnFKQk5EbUkwTVE9PQ

For real. They are awesome.

* When I am alone I tend to marathon watch either E!, Court TV, or A&E. It is an A&E kind of weekend and I've watched three American Justices and one program on the execution of an Oklahoma lesbian for shooting her lover. It was sad.

I plan to write tonight, read some fic, and write.

Talk to ya'll later, maybe, and hope your weekends are going well.

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