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On the upside?

The only advantage I can think of to a hard drive failure is…

Well.

My computer is a lot tidier.

Yeah. That.

*goes back to piecing things together*
*shakes fist at itunes*

Posted on 7th September 2011
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Today: Win or Fail? and Other Stories

Let’s look at today and see how it totals up, shall we?

I had to get up early (fail) to go deal with a fix-it ticket (fail) that I had already mailed but came back to me due to not enough postage. (fail)

I remembered to pack a lunch (win), found a parking spot right out front of the place I had to go to (divine intervention win), and had to stand in a long line (fail). But I made it back to my car with three minutes to spare on the meter (divine intervention win).

I ended up being late to work (fail), but it didn’t adversely affect the desk schedule and I could just work a bit later to make up for it. (win)

My ankle randomly started hurting at work and I seem to have a wee cold (fail). But I bought a new ace bandage (win)…and I’m experimenting with some cold meds (win or fail? dunno yet.) You see, I have all kinds of problems with meds in general, and historically cold meds and I don’t interact well. So, I thought…why not experiment? [insert mad scientist laugh here]

Now I’m home after shopping for food for the family and my poor kitty with one tooth. (Not that it seems to be slowing him down at all. We just thought he’d like a bit of a supplement.) Hmmm…I’m home now with my ankle wrapped, food put away, and meds taken, so…(win).

I think, in light of the fact that the day is over and I’m in my comfy bed, I’ll unscientifically call today a win. Any day you can walk away from, eh?

In other news, my Mother-in-Law is home! We mostly have the care situation figured out, so now we’re working on the next steps.

Well, it seems like the cold meds are starting to make me dizzy, so I’d better sigh off. Night all!

Posted on 3rd February 2010
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Free Pants, Job Reqs, and Man Points

Okay. Been a bit busy of late, but here is the as-short-as-I-can-make-it version:

The other day (Friday?) was a day of one bad and two shiny things. Bearing in mind recent events, I think that this balances out things pretty nicely.

The new bad is: my darn Check Engine light is on. Argh. And? I have, as yet, been unable to get the darn thing looked at. The Subaru dealership couldn’t even fit it in until Friday. Uh…no. So, I guess I’ll take the car to Big O tomorrow. They can check out the sporadic ABS light, too.

The good: 1) Free Pants! Someone left a pair of pants on the free stuff counter at work. (Do your places of work have a similar thing? Koshvader wants to know if this is fairly common.) The note on said pants had the size and a statement of their freeness. After passing by them a couple of times, I gave in and tried them on. To my surprise, this pair of girly jeans fit! Huzzah! I proceeded to get a bit silly about the free pants and spent the rest of the day telling people about them. 2) I received a job req for the job I want. I shouldn’t say much here, but it’s located in the same system for which I currently work…and I really really want it. I’ve applied. Here’s hoping. *fingers crossed*

In other news, I have a four day weekend. Two of my best friends were out visiting last week. My MIL is steadily healing up from the initial major surgery. And I have been cleaning my house, darn it. Today, I went over for the usual blood draw, but before that I gained two man points. How? Well, I took Koshvader’s car over to Big O to get it looked at for an oil leak, etc. (Yes. Both cars are having issues right now. Yay, fun.) While I was waiting in the lounge area, The Price is Right ended, and a soap opera came on. I really didn’t want to watch it, and a glance at the three men sitting next to me led me to believe that they didn’t want to see it either. So…I went over the the counter to inquire after the remote, figuring that there had to be a sporting event that I could change the channel to. In possession of said remote, I flipped through the channels until I found skiing. Close enough. When I told Koshvader the story, he awarded me two man points. I feel so manly, now.

There you go. The story so far. Free pants, job reqs, and man points.

Posted on 18th January 2010
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An Update

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My First Radish!

An Update…and stuff.

Where to begin?

* It looks like the other guy’s insurance agency has admitted 100% liability for the accident. (As I discovered when I called my company to talk to them today.) Yay!

* My car is currently estimated to be ready either Tuesday or Wednesday. Yay!

* I have produce in my garden. Now…I just need to think of what to do with all of that basil. (I have to harvest it this weekend. See picture below.) I have honest to goodness radishes. Yay!

* My week-long vacation starts tomorrow at 5:15pm. Yay!

* My friend D. from my old job stopped by my new work on Thursday on his way down to see his brother during his vacation. It was great to see him. (We chatted. He popped over to check out the children’s section…and answered a reference question. He ran away before he could accidentally work some more.) Yay!

* And I have a cold! Booo! Hiss! Sigh. That’s right. To add insult to injury, I have a cold. I also have no more sick leave. Add to this the fact that my shoulder, neck, and back are still not one would call…happy, and you can see how I might be annoyed. The other insurance company called, by the way. I left a message today, but they haven’t return the call yet. Before you ask, I am planning to see how my shoulder feels next week. If it hasn’t gotten better, I’m going to have it looked at. I will also not be signing anything until I am fully recovered. (So, don’t worry M. & L. I *was* listening to your excellent advice.)

I intend to ignore the cold as much as possible and enjoy my vacation. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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My bountiful harvest.

Posted on 5th September 2008
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The Good & The Bad

I haven’t done this in a while, so here we go…

Today:
The Good: I’m finally feeling better! (Not quite back to normal, but close…which is good, as I’m going back to work tomorrow.)

The Bad: We got the notice that says they are upping our rent by $200 if we want to re-up the apartment. So, I called to see of that included the pet rent this time. (Last year there was quite the to-do about that.) They have to look it up and get back to me. I don’t want to move. Also, we can’t afford to. And this is the cheapest we’ll find for what we have. Sigh. So, we’re staying, but we’ll be complaining about it a lot.

Also, may I just say, I spent less time recovering from Gall Bladder surgery than I have on this flu. Influenza Type A is really sucky.

Posted on 1st April 2008
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Don’t Wanna Grow Up

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Lately I’ve been thinking about what I want to do when I grow up.

Yes, I know. Theoretically I am all grown up. Especially on Thursday. But I’m still not sure that I’ve found the “thing I want to do.”

When I was in third grade I wanted to be an Astronaut. At some later point I wanted to be a Botanist. I know that Professor was in there somewhere, too. I didn’t ever think I would be a Librarian like my parents until sometime after I graduated with my French degree (and discovered that I’m not that great of a teacher.) So, I am a Librarian. Well, a Librarian and professional blogger. And here lies the problem. I love writing. I have always loved writing. I’d sort of rather be doing that full time, if I could figure out how.

Mind you, if I won the lottery I’d go back to school and get a degree in Celtic Studies and/or open a wee SciFi-related shop. I used to want to have my own book shop, but that is more difficult these days, what with Amazon and the other Big Book Stores of Doooom. I figure I’d have to target a niche market. I’ve thought of one, but I can’t tell you…just in case I actually manage to pull it off someday.

Anyway, I’m kind of sad that I’m going to be giving up one of my blogs on Sunday (bringing my total down to three…and one LJ.) But it looks like I’m going to be blogging for my Library in the not too distant future, so that will bring me back up to four again. Better yet, I can work on the fourth during work hours, so I can have four blogs and also try to get more sleep. Speaking of which, I’d better go do some of that. I have a Infopeople class tomorrow morning, and I don’t want to be late. (I have a thing about being late.)

Oh! Before I forget, here are the Good & Bad for today (by which I mean Tuesday.)

Good: KoshVader stopped by my work just in time to join me on my walk.

Bad: Had an argument with said Hubby later in the evening. (All worked out now, thankfully. I hate that sort of thing.)

Image Source: The Hubble Site

Posted on 10th October 2007
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The Good, The Bad, and The Musings

Today I was watching [tag]High School Musical[/tag] (’cause everyone I’ve spoken with loved it…Yes, Mom. It’s safe for you to watch.) and something occurred to me. You know you’re getting older when you are watching a film like that and you think that the guy who plays the Coach is cute. That’s right, I’m starting to think that the parents are attractive. As far as the kids go, I thought that the “Composer” of the musical was cute as a button. It was a fun film. I see why everyone likes it.

Anyway, here’s today’s Good and Bad:

Good: My two big errands today were accomplished successfully and with a lot less stress than I thought.

Bad: My Kitty-Girl is very old, and she’s starting to have trouble keeping her food down. I need to take her to the vet and have her checked out. I’m very worried about her. I wonder how many [tag]cat[/tag] years 16 human years translate to.

Posted on 6th October 2007
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Rambling and Today’s Good and Bad

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A massive young star cluster in the Milky Way

The Hubble takes the best pictures, doesn’t it? These jewels in the night are from the giant nebula NGC 3603. It’s only 20,000 light years away. What I wouldn’t give to have a TARDIS so that I could pop over and take a look a bit closer up.

My day was a bit of a blur. I discovered that a certain person at work who has been a bit…overly friendly won’t be bugging me for a bit. Needless to say, I’m relieved. I really don’t like it when people hit on me. A little flirting is fine, but that’s not the same thing. I’m thinking that I will start wearing my engagement ring more often, even if it doesn’t nestle against my wedding ring properly. Just to make the ring finger more noticeable. Also, it looks like I’m on the blog committee for my branch. (Actually…I may *be* the blog committee.) I expect that it’s up to me to make sure that the blog is marketed well and has a lot of fresh content. I’ll find out at the meeting with my boss and her boss on Tuesday. I’ve got a lot of ideas. Let’s just hope that I can translate them well enough for the non-bloggers I’ll be talking with.

Wish me luck for tomorrow. I have to get a new drivers’ license and go in search of my mail organizer. *stress*

And now, my daily good and bad:

Good: Well, I thought that today’s good was going to be “no one hit on me at work” or “The blog at work is mine muahahaha”, but I was wrong. One of my friends I hadn’t heard from for a while posted her personal statement from her college apps on her LJ, and I was one of the folks she dedicated it to. Colour me excessively honoured.

Bad: My mail organizer is lost somewhere. The company has it listed as delivered, but the only thing I’ve received it the free DVD. *sob* Tomorrow, after I deal with the driver’s license, I’m going to stop by the post office and see if there is anything I can do.

Posted on 5th October 2007
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Good and Bad

I need to find a good image for this. Anyway, on to today’s good and bad.

Good: My Evil Twin called me! I haven’t heard from him since he lost his job and I was getting worried. Y’all need to join me in praying/crossing your fingers/whatever you do that he get the job he interviewed for at Disney today. It would be really cool.
Bad: My Mail organizer is still not here, but the computers at Acorn have it listed as “delivered.” It’s not at the front office. I don’t know what to do now.

Posted on 4th October 2007
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Good & Bad

I was over on Miss Zoot’s blog the other day and she was doing something she called Highs and Lows. This got me to thinking about my Good & Bad post from the other day. In that post I listed 10 things I was worried about and 10 things that make me happy, to balance it out. Zoot’s Post convinced me that I should post stuff like that more often, but confine it to one Good thing and one Bad thing for the day. It’s a good way to sum up your day…and not get too depressed. So…

Good: I got to have Sushi for dinner, and it helped a bit with my uber sinus pressure of doom. My ears popped and everything. All hail wasabi!

Bad: The rude patron who yelled at me for no reason when I was already trying to help him. I am meanly glad that he couldn’t have checked out the hold he came for, as he didn’t have the correct family member’s card with him. (I told him that he wouldn’t be able to check out the item, but he wouldn’t listen to me.)

Posted on 2nd October 2007
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