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TRIP. TRIPPING.

* Tomorrow D and I will go on our vacation to Portland and Seattle.

* I am never, never going to be any good at packing EVER ugh I hate it so much. Why can't I have magical packing elves that psychically know what I need to take for Portland and Seattle in June

* I hope to meet with with Dine (HI DINE!) for foodstuff or at least coffee!

* The cough D got when she had ConCrud a MONTH ago is still hanging on so we should be a ton of fun on the flight. She has a ton of meds including an inhalter, cough medicine, nasal spray and OTC stuff and it is still barely helping. Sigh.

* I have a bad feeling it is actually our lack of commitment to dusting and the truly staggering amount of pet hair that is not helping her, but that is a battle for a time when we are not just about to leave

THE WORLD

* Is going crazy it seems. I feel horrible for the UK and all the attacks and, horribly, that number of truly horrific acts of gun violence and crazy shit are starting to spike here like they do every summer

* I hate our SCROTUS so much it cannot even be BORNE. There are not enough words to apologize to THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD for the ridiculous, sophomoric, ignorant, petty, stupid, greedy amount of SHIT my government is pulling right now and the fact that I did NOT vote for any of them is not helping anything.

* If it weren't for my senior age parents and my dream job I really would look at moving, at least to a more progressive state, but it's just not tenable

* D has finally eased off on badgering me to quit my job and hitting the road with our pets and whatever we can stuff in the car. You think she was kidding but she was not.

FANDOM

* IT'S THE CUP!!!! While I would ordinarily not support the Preds I DO support PK Subban, whom I thought was vastly underappreciated by his previous team and their coach. I really REALLY want them to win, so we shall see.

* HOW AWESOME WAS WONDER WOMAN????

* D and I binge-watched Riverdale and it is the best kind of crack. The actor who plays Betty looks for all the world like Brittany Murphy in the right light and it freaked me out all through the series

* Just started Black Sails and wow.

GOTTA JET

So I'm still packing so I'ma go, okay gente!

Wish us luck for good health and fairly good weather and I'll talk at y'all when I get back!
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DONE?

* I think I have gotten all the fic I can find off my LJ. I've posted quite a bit on AO3. A few fics, some Hancest and a Nicholas Brendan RPF, I'm not sure I'm going to post, so I have it saved. There is nothing keeping me from deleting it except the frantic apprehension that I will be adrift, somehow. I realized it's the feedback, mainly, that I don't want to leave. I hadn't read it in years, but it's all there, never to be read again, disappearing into the ether. Yes, it's kind of ridiculous, but those were powerful words for me. It's harder than I thought.

WORK

* I sat in a meeting for HOURS today because of tech glitches. HOURS. I got nothing done. Our system migrated to the new Outlook and everyone's account is hosed.

* I have two Powerpoints, one presentation for Leadership Academy, orders, and weeding lists to all do this week. Yet STILL BETTER THAN FRONTLINE WORK SORRY/NOT SORRY. I felt bad that I didn't feel worse for a while, but I am getting past that.

* I am considering going on a one-person crusade to get this kids graphic novel Torchlight Lullaby by Ryan Fisher on our contracted vendor's site so I can buy it. It is DARLING and I have a bitch of a time getting anything not available on our vendor site. I want to nominate it for the Little Maverick List, but know it will be meaningless if people can't order it.

HOCKEY

*My boys did not make it and it wasn't pretty. Two coaches have been fired so far. I have hopes for next year but I am really worried for all my guys on the team in the interim. Kane and Toews are high paid players, to the tune of 10 million, and that salary cap is hard to keep.

Ok, gente! Time for bed.

Sleep well all, and I'll talk at ya'll later.
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MY WEEKEND

+ D and I went to the Houston Tax March and it was awesome! So many ages and ethnicities it gave me LIFE! Here is Chicken Don and a pix of we took while marching. I have pix but I can't seem to figure out how to post them even though I just made a photobucket account. Boo.

+ Our car is driving like a dream and despite the truly meep inducing payment, it really is a much better ride. I think we are just old folk and were trying to drive basically a college kid's car.

+ Our Leadership Academy has decided that for our final project we will do - wait for it - a musical in the style of HAMILTON. Just about LEADERSHIP. It's just a 7 minute production but COME ON. WHY must they ruin that for me?? WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS???

+ If the Hawks don't show up tonight this series is going ot end fast and ugly.

+ On Wednesday I will away to the Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio i.e. first road trip I hadn't planned for. Will probably not be on much for a few days...

In closing...

I started posting the rest of the Embers chapters on AO3 and I am getting feedback emails from thrilled readers who think I am writing again??? Because they didn't know the other chapters have been on my LJ for, like, DECADES since 2005?? LOLLLL FML.

I need to go finish up a work thing that I have NO TIME to do at work so I'll talk at you later!
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My Life In Bullet Points

* We are having to trade in our Honda Fit which has only 27000 miles on it because it has been in the shop 4 times and had valves replaced, found to have a faulty piston that was off by some miniscule millimeter, which was hosing everything, and had the head replaced. If we hadn't had warranty the price tag would clock in at over $6000. My parents are elderly and live six hours away. I now travel a fair bit for work and I live in the 'burbs. I need a dependable car. If this one craps out once the warranty is done, we are screwed. I know Honda is usually dependable, but we no longer trust this car. *sigh* I hate few things more than I hate car buying.

* I love LOVE my new position at work (pretty new. I've been here 7 months) but is is CRAZY BUSY OMG. I can't believe I thought, 'I won't be frontline anymore! I'll have tons more time!' But getting to buy all the new kid books is pretty awesome!:-D

* In the same vein, I am on the Texas Library Association Conference Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Commitee, which is the committee that makes up the list of childrens graphic novels! Of course, I didn't think I had GOTTEN on the committee, and had not committed to the conference in San Antonio, which si an added expense, but still. So if anyone has any fantastic childrens graphic novels they wanna rec, hit me up! Our age limit goes up to twelve.

* All my book holds came in at once WHYYYYYYYYYYYY arrgh. So I am trying to finish LABYRINTH LOST by Zenaida Cordova, DOROTHY MUST DIE by Angie Thomas, and THE FORGETTING by Sharon Cameron, in six weeks.

* THE HAWKS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!! My Dallas Stars are not, pobrecitos. The Stars are also losing their coach, which is so sad making. Here's wishing The Blackhawks well and wishing the Stars a good re-building off-season.

* Am almost done with this LEADERSHIP ACADEMY someone nominated me for which, I am white-knuckling through, because OMG REALLY?? I am the LEAST leadership inclined person I know, but I had just gotten the promotion at work and it didn't seem politic to turn it down. Besides which, I have major MAJOR issues with the leaderhips of our system. That makes it hard to go through this thing. I just have to make it through June...

* D and I are taking a vacation to Portland in June (HI DINE!!!) but I'm not sure I allotted enough time for what we have planned. We want to go to Victoria in Canada, since D has never been out of the country. We are taking an Amtrak from Portland to Seattle. Somehow we need to visit with her cousin,and people we both know, in Portland AND my bff in Seattle. And spend at least 48 hours in Victoria. And take the Amtrak back. All in six days. :-/

* I know there's more, but just that is enough to make me tharn for right now.

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