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WORK FAIL

+ See, ma'am, **work kvetching. Move on if you have enough of your own*** )

Well, then. There was that.

+ WHEN YOU OUTGROW YOUR FRIENDS

That ever happen to ya'll?

Somehow D and I have ended up with no friends that are gainfully employed or even a little bit liberal. S, our ex-housemate, has decided to remain in a relationship with her middle-aged slacker, stoner boyfriend who is not gainfully employed but does small engine repair when he feels like it. He spends all his time smoking pot, drinking beer, and hosting all his friends who also smoke pot and drink beer. I refuse to to over anymore because the pot smoke gets so thick you can cut it and I don't care how nerdy I sound; my job drug tests regularly. I've been called twice since out of the clear blue since I began to work for the city and I've KNOWN people who have been let go because of the results. So D went for an overnight stay and while everyone watched The Boondock Saints, one of my favorite cult films, people proceeded to disparage gay people in front of her. I mean, she WAS RIGHT THERE. They KNOW she's gay. She didn't call them on it because she said they were drunk and high and it would have been an exercise is futility.

I mean, we've met these people before at Superbowl parties and pool parties. They KNOW us. They KNOW our relationship.

Another of our friends, one of D's childhood pals, is a frothing at the mouth Teabagger. She is absolutely obnoxious with it; it is all she wants to talk about. She actually sat in our living room and told us we wanted LESS freedom and she wanted more because we voted for the Democratic Party. This heterosexual woman who has every right one can have simply because she is straight actually told us we wanted LESS freedom. When we pointed out the record all her Teabagger congress people have on gay rights she then said, 'If you would just put that aside...' O.O

I don't know how we even GOT to this place.

I have never been the kind of person to go 'find' friends, you know? Friendships have happened pretty organically. However if *this* is what I get from letting friendships develop organically I think maybe it is time we tried to find people we have a LITLE more in common with. Like an education. And political awareness. Or SOMETHING jfc.

This happened to anyone? What did you do?

+ SKATING RANT

This weekend I spent a lot of time watching the World Figure Skating Championships... )

+ THINGS WHAT I AM READING/WATCHING/HEARING

READING- SAGA by Brian K. Vauaghan

OMG THE LOVE I CANNOT. It's like I've had graphic novel crack and must have more! I love this story SO MUCH. It's got strong females, an awesome feline, a baby, the mercenary, the ghost, the royal prince, it is AWESOME. The art is amazing; I love Fiona Staples' work. I cannot recommend it enough.

Somewhat large Saga pix. )

How can that NOT make you want to go out and read ALL THE STORY?? *LUV*

Between Comixology and the trades and single issues I am all caught up. I cannot wait for more!

Unfortunately this has momentarily ruined me for, like, any other books or graphic novels right now. This too shall pass. Any minute...;-}

+ WATCHING

- Elementary - I love Joan like CAKE. I love how she is growing and learning and how unsure and flawed they both are and how amazing they are together. So much love!

- The Vampire Diaries- I was not this eps biggest fan.

- Rachel Maddow- I found out when Rachel Maddow is not hosting I have a harder time sitting through the whole show. It's like Rachel Lite with those cute, nerdy anchors taking her place. Close but no cigar...

HEARING

- Still a lot of Mumford and Sons. Read their interview in Rolling Stone and they all seem like such down to earth, truly sweet fellows. Kudos for Marcus Mumford flat out refusing to discuss or talk to his wife of 11 months Carey Mulligan during the interview. That is a man that values his relationship enough not to trot it out in the glare of the limelight; not even for RS.

In closing, the high today is 87 degrees. 87 degrees, gente! Bye-bye winter. Sorry you left so soon. To all my friends in the snowy north: I would switch places if I could.
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KITTEHS

+ D rescued four kittens from a negligent owner In a nutshell: my twelve-step friend Rene has a rental property where the tenant was collecting feral cats. D was visiting Rene and saw four undernourished kittens with their eyes slimed closed meowing and wandering in circles, only a handful of dry food and no water in sight, and D lost. Her. Entire. Mind. Yadda yadda yadda I came home to four kittens in a plastic bin and the apartment reeking of cat food and baby formula. *sigh.

She says she has a PLAN (she always does) but we have already named the greedy kitten Piglet and the fiesty little girl that keeps clawing her way out of the bin Courtney, because she is, um, a fierce pussy. There is one that is shy and must be coaxed into eating and one little girl that we are worried about. She is uninterested in food and she does this strange Stevie Wonder SWAYING thing when she sits.

D says she is taking them to a cat rescue, or something. She'd better. Our huge cat Talullah hissed and fled to the bedroom in abject horror. Talullah was here first.

WORK HANGOVER

+ The work layoffs are over. I am still employed. I feel like I have a severe emotional hangover,some kind of fugue state, and can't bring myself to be all WOO HOO STILL GOT A JOB because 39 people do not. This is not the bloodbath we were led to believe would happen. Hence, it looks like furloughs will continue for at least another year. Sux. After being at this pitch of dread for A MONTH AND A HALF YOU INEPT SADISTIC FUCKERS I feel vaguely drugged and disgruntled. I have finally begun to read again, but am having a hard time writing still. Bubble shooter games have eated my brain because they are mindless and soothing.

My boss kept saying that there was no good way to do this, and that is true. But I do believe there was a BAD way to do it AND THIS WAS IT.

I work five days in a row and then have three days off, so I am focusing on that.

BOO

+ According to Tennesssee, discussing gay things before the ninth grade will make your kid gay, so teachers can't do it. You know, there are some things I love about The South. Shit like this is not it.

+ Texas is in a drought. Parts of my state are burning uncontrollably. The city is on the brink of a water ban; most of the rest of the state has already done one. Other parts of the country are drowning in water and one place had snow in April. Tell us again how global warming is a myth YOU IGNORANT FUCKWADS.

+ My two youngest sisters in Laredo have been going to the gym and dieting and lost much weight. My mom now asks me every phone call if I have begun exercising and dieting. *sigh*

THINGS I LIKE RIGHT NOW

+ Starbucks Greek Yogurt and Honey Parfait- I have moved on from confections to their parfait products. The sugar is high but ZOMG SO YUMMY. It has calcium, right? Right??

+ Hold On by Neko Case-Heard it on The Killing and have had it on repeat ever since. Wonderful voice.

+ The Morningstar Strain by Z.A. Recht- This is the zombie series recced to me by a CHILD A CHILD, MIND YOU, and it is pretty damn good. It is kind of like World War Z lite, for that is the zombie fiction from which all other zombie fictions are measured for me, but the writing has a good flow, the characters are strong and drawn with a wide enough brush to give them depth, and it has some strong female protagonists. Solid rec.

+ Hawaii 5-O, Big Bang Theory, and Vampire Diaries continue to be my favorite happy places on TeeVee. Stumbled across Justified and got HOOKED in fifteen minutes. I have been a Timothy Olyphant fan since GO. The finale was FANTASTIC.

+ This article discussing, rationally and unironically, how the Fast and the Furious franchise breaks racial barriers." Every single word is TRUE. D and I just watched Fast Five and and it was AMAZING.**********SPOILERS******** )

Eh, Christ, I had more but I can't remember.

It is just the other side of midnite so HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mommies on my FL!!!! Have a great day, ladies.

Ima go back to bubble shooting and surfing the Interwebz. Talk you all 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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It's been a meh day already and its only 3 pm.

Work venting. Feel free to pass. )

Also, there are money problems. The rest of the world is right there with me, but still. Meh.

Hence, kinda low.

I am off Friday and it is payday.

I can make it.
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+ I apparently was supposed to be doing the itineraries for all the children's authors and handlers. I didn't find out until yesterday.

+ We still have no shelf tops for the pix books, are missing one range of paperback shelving, the cushions for our play area, and bookends. Because they did not ORDER THEM. Which they just copped to AN HOUR AGO. WTF.

+ I have just realized that the autograph time for the Sunday children's authors is really short. Like, thirty minutes worth of short.

People are, like, PILGRAMIGING here for Rosemary Wells, the author of the Max and Ruby series. I thought the autograph time was longer. I'm not sure I can do anything about this at ALL.

+ In the middle of this... )

In four days it will be better. Four days. I can do this.
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Embers beta sent to Saba and Reet! Meep! *bites nails*

Three days till Armageddon The Grand ReOpening Celebration. Shit.

Ate too much all weekend. Blergh. x.x

Over and out.
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It's such a wonderful feeling to know that one went back to graduate school, went broke for years, studied one's ass off, and had no life to belong to an organization whose highest professional goal is to emulate TARGET.

*sigh*

I sit here in my brand new bright red T-shirt and wonder.

So the uniform edict hits home.

I'm not sure this warrants getting my resume bright and shiny but I know it does for others.
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May you crazy kids have all the luck.

Seriously, tho, what is it with all these emo kids being marriage happy? Really, now. Not even HANSON went through all three brothers this fast.

But at least there is Bob. We luv you, Bob.

I survived the First Look Schmooze-Fest at the library )

I also just found out there was some kind of kerfluffle about misogyny (however the fuck you spell that) on SPN. Really? What? Oh, yeah. Dean called the demon chicks Ruby and Bela 'skank' and 'slut' a few times.

Um. I just kinda attributed that to the 'demon' thing instead of the 'chick' thing. Maybe that makes me un-aware or something, but I thought it fit the characterization they'd set up to that point? And also, aw hell, people. He was fixing to DIE and he'd known that for a YEAR and no one ever set him up as the most progressive guy on the planet. What did you want? He is perfect in his imperfections. That's one of the things I've always loved about his character: Sam is the aware one and Dean is more good 'ol boy. So shoot me. *shrugs*

In closing, [livejournal.com profile] mayatawi wrote Ironman slash. Tony/Jarvis. As in, the voice of his computer system. Dude. It is AWESOME. You have to take my word for it. Go. Read. Feedback. You'll be glad you did.

I say goodbye, gente.

Have a good Monday and I'll talk at you later.
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Supernatural finale. SPOILER ALERT***** )

ER. SPOILERS )

Still tired tho we seem to have unloaded the last cart of books. *faceplant* My feet are throbbing with pain and swollen to the size of apples. No shoe shopping for me today.

I bought a summery cocktail type dress on sale at Lane Bryant for the soiree tomorrow evening. Luckily Overachiever Girl, who is buying a house with her hubby, is working for me during the day because she needs Friday off to close on the deal. Hence, I only have to be here at six p.m. all gussied and ready to have my hostess face on and do tours for rich people. -------->This<------- is me dying from the joy of it.

That's all I got except I am up to page seventee (SEVENTEEN!!!!) on the next Embers and I really feel like my boys are back! I should have asked [livejournal.com profile] reet for her input months ago when I was stuck. I need to find time to work on it more but I'm so excited. I missed them a real whole lot.

OK, gente.

I need to go take care of some odds and ends, tho my body is DONE FOREVER and only wants to sit and read or write fic. Maybe have some chocolate.

Ya'll take care and I'll talk at you later!
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You know what I did not need today? I did not need to be chosen for a RANDOM DRUG TEST. Oh, yes. I had to get a coworker to haul my ass to Marston, the admin mecca, so I could get a PACKET, then haul myself across the stree to pee in a cup.

Like I don't have enough shit going on right now I lost all morning to RANDOM DRUG TESTING.

ARRGH! Made of so much FAIL.

My boss continues to be possesed by another meaner, more anal, snarky boss. If this continues we are going to stage an intervention, or possibly a mutiny. Today she was grumbling about the space on the shelves YET AGAIN.

JUST MOVE ON.

But I care not, for I am going to meet The Ladies for dinner, the two librarians I helped pass the Class from Hell. I am going to have a a Diet Coke, possibly two,and hopefully some good food.

Ya'll have a good evening and I'll talk at you later.

Over and out.
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I and a coworker who's not even on our staff stayed until almost six on Friday to finish moving fiction on the new shelves.

This morning I arrived in teh middle if my boss's meltdown because we had not left enough space after each fiction shelf and the books were not 'edged.'

I have never cried at work, here, because of work stuff but I did this morning.

Want to go home now.
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So I am working on Saturday, May 17th for our library 'FIRST LOOK' gala AS WELL AS all day as a reference librarian, which will add up to something like a sixteen hour day= Made Of FAIL. Because there is nothing I want to do more after working eight hours than to get dressed up and schmooze a bunch of wealthy Houstonians so they will give us money for the celebration we are having two weeks later. But that we are planning now.

Don't ask me; I don't know.

However, the ladies of my department had decided that, if we had to be here anyway, and the attire, we had been told, was formal dress, we were all wearing saris. )

I don't even KNOW, gente.

However! Not even Bitter Buttinsky Coworkers nor insane work load nor crazy moving situation can mar my glee because I MET AMBER BENSON and she was AMAZING!!!!! cut for extreme and lengthy fangirling!Feel free to skip! )

Here is a clip from Channel 13, of her at Midnight Comics and this does not even begin to show her awesomeness.

Seriously, she makes me want to, like, offer my services or help with her company or something, she is that amazing.

And then this week and reality. *le sigh*

In other news..

+ How does Ryan Reynolds get hot chicks to agree to marry him? He is funny and rather boyishly appealing, but I don't really get him.

+ Does anyone else think the whole Miley Cyrus picture scandal is ridiculous? It's a beautiful photo and she looks surreally lovely in it. I can't see shred of impropriety. How unfortunate that her people and her public not see how prestigous a photo by Annie Leibowitz is and had to backpedal and apologize and REPENT for fuck's sake. But ya'll go on and act hick. Whatever works for you.

+ Just for the record: Using Nazi inspired terms to name your slash RPG is offensive. So is your belabored puzzlement. Wtf is wrong with you?

+ I want pie. Specifically, chocolate creme. OK, random, but the other seemed a down way to wrap up the post. ;-)

Ima go find some dinner, gente.

Ya'll take care, wish me luck at work, and I'll talk at you later.
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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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Working on Saturday with the Children's Festival all around me. I can hear that kid from High School Musical singing and dancing and the screams of all the tweenies. Ah, me.

Of course I use the term 'working' loosely, since my inner dialogue has gone something like this )

So, yeah. Not so much with the productivity.

News of the Bad....

+ First and foremost is that every time I turn around I am putting out another little fire to do with the Grand Reopening and I HAVE HAD ENOUGH FOREVER KTHANXBAI. O.O

+ I have not done my taxes and now I have, like, Monday and next Saturday ONLY to get them done. Procrastination thy name is moi.

+ Every other time I turn around someone is saying, "OH! We have Opening Day $! Send me a list!" Yeah, see. I can't just 'SEND YOU A LIST.' I do not have a random list of titles we need to replace/order shoved down my bosom in case of a list emergency. I need to look at the collection, check to see if it is in print, check Best Books for Kids, see if a copy is in Stacks, check the condition of said copy in Stacks, check to see if copy EXISTS in Stacks since the last check out date is in 2001. I'm happy you have $ for opening day but GIVE ME A BREAK.

News of the Good....

+ I have been reading teen graphic novels too fast to add them to Goodreads, all so awesome. Most notably 'Re-Gifter' and 'Thessaly.' Currently reading 'Swamp Thing.'

+ I can hear the Children's Festival from here. So very loud. So very glad I'm glad I'm not there.

+ Frank is tiny and adorable....what?? That's SO of the good!

On the 'surprise road-trip' front-

+ I am going to TLA!!!! Yay! I was not going to go ANYWHERE since I've got all this shit to get done but awesoem co-worker M had some fairly major family stuff that came up and they'd already paid for her and my boss has gone to too many Texas Librarian Association Conferences to be bothered so...ME! :-D I mean, it's only in Dallas, but who cares. Free road trip! Newbie N is going to drive, thank god.

So, that's me.

Ima go back to trying to work and revving up my inner mental clock, which is in a stubborn: Saturday=/ Work pattern. Wish me luck.
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I'm assuming everyone knows about the eradication of Basic Accounts from LJ?

I'm so pissed off. Insanejournal is looking better and better.

These people have absolutely no idea who their user base is.

*sigh*

Still so swamped at work.

And now someone is jackhammering non-stop down the hall.

OK, I can't hang if I also have to sit through a three hour database training in a an hour.

I'll catch ya'll later.
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Today IS THE DAY, gente! If you have not yet done so get thee to your voting precinct and vote. The Democratic race is too close to call so it's even more important to do what you can to make your voice heard.

Hola, how are you?

Not much to report except work, work, and more work. I'm becoming so tedious, here, yeah? I think I am reaching a burnout point on so many things,but two: The Committee From Hell and adult reference )

Wow, I had more but now I need to go.

Take care gente, and I'll talk at you later.

AND VOTE!!!!! :-)
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This morning I got really enraged because the dog peed on my bedroom rug.

And, you know, she's dog. Dog's pee.

HOWEVER, ever since she lost her eyesight D has let her get away with absolute murder! Because before, most of the time, Sweet Pea would hit the pads on the floor or wait until we took her outside. And she KNOWS where they are because the damn apartmen'ts not that small and she's almost stopped bumping into things completely. I've seen her go to them and use them.
NOW SUDDENLY she's decided she needs to cop a squat wherever the hell she wants??! The bathroom rug, my bedroom rug, the middle of the living room. And D will fuss at her for a few seconds then pick her up or cuddle her or give her a milkbone. Thanks.

And, yes I have tried to rectify this. SP rarely minds me. D is her human and we all know it. Besides, it's just futile when I try to show SP consequences and then the next time D just shrugs it off.

And, also, ok, I'm not the world's most organized person. But to me, there is a difference between having books and papers and clothes everywhere AND having rampant dog pee everywhere!!

I'm just getting really tired of it. And the possibility that my gf likes the dog better.

/rant.

Anyway.

In other news...

I need to cut my hair in the worst way. It is nothing right now but a shapeless mass of frizz and curls. It's longer than I've had it in a long time, down past my shoulder blades; longer than I thought it would get. It is driving me crazy. This weekend there will be haircutting or I'm taking the scissors and hacking it off myself.

To make today even better our department has The Bad Desk ALL DAY LONG. *headesk*

The library downtown has gone to a different scheduling format where a certain department takes a different desk each day. Today is Youth Services' turn for The Bad Desk, or, as My Favorite Cuban calls it, Laptop Heaven. Words cannot express how much I loathe and despise this desk. It's where the computers are, it's where stinky people go hang out, it's where the crazy end up confronting you. Just a plethora of joy and happiness.

Yes, I am taking my grumpy as self away soon.

Still, on a brighter note, I finished
A Companion to Wolves
, and loved it SO MUCH, there are no words. I cried. I wanted it to never end. If I could pay these authors to write more in this 'verse I would.

I also finally, finally finished the final volume of Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore and cried some more. I'm so sad that series ended but there's a man who knows how to conclude a fantastic story. Just wonderful. Read them all if you can, they are brilliant.

I want a Kachoo of my very own. :-)

OK, gente. I'ma go see when I have to preside over the Internet gulag.

Sorry for the not-cut-tagging but I can't be arsed this morning.

ps. on another bright note I listened to Helena by MCR in the car this morning. I love that song.
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Work rant. Had to be done. )

That is all.
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The perfect lunch right now, according to me:

* cup of chicken and sausage jambalaya from Treabeards. Hot, tomatoey, and just spicy enough to burn slightly without killing your taste buds.

* cup of fruit including yummy fat grapes, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple

* bottled water

Such bliss on this blustery day.

Hello, gente. What're ya'll's weekend plans?

D and I plan to go to a hockey game tonight with our policewomen friends. They have an extra ticket and buying one is no big deal. It's no big deal anyhow because hockey hasn't really taken off in a huge way in this town, what with the church of football holding ubiquitous and never ending sway; the tix are really reasonable.

This means we will have to leave Sweet Pea alone at home but it had to happen sooner or later. )

In other news...

Yesterday I spent ALL DAY at a meeting and had work drama. Don't click if you have enough of your own. )

But in happier thoughts, I might have lunch Saturday evening with whom I have termed 'the ladies', two co-workers that are going thru the library Masters program I completed last May. It will be nice to meet without the spectre of homework hovering over our time. :-)

And in the big pimping department we have the literature stylings of Ms.[livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane and her wonderful Panic!/MCR Kid AU sequel to Forever, Now, a wonderful fic titled Star Shaped. It can be found at her LJ [livejournal.com profile] passe_simple and is made of so much win. Really, there are no words for how charming and funny and amazing these fics are. Strictly rated G-Gen and I love every single word. Go read even if you don't like bandom or kidfic or Gen. It's worth the chance.

I know this has been linked everywhere but might I say there is a special place in hell for someone who lifts a person's ENTIRE LJ including posts, fic, and comments, and claim it as their own but that place is even MORE SPECIAL if the person whose work being plagiarized is deceased. You, Sir, are made of fail and I hope you spend eternity reliving the worst parts of your middle school years. And also that your extremities shrivel up and fall off you total and complete fucktard.

In closing, wow. Britney. *shakes head* Sadness.

Ok, gente, I need to head on out soon to watch grown men beat the crap out of each other for a little piece of plastic. Good times. :-)

You all take care, keep warm, and I'll talk at ya later.

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