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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 06:57 pm
I am way, way, way too old to be pulling all-nighters for work.  My only consolation is that Mr. Spock is suffering even more than I am.  Oh, and we returned from a lovely holiday to a busted sprinkler system and 1 inch/2.5 cm of water in the basement and $$$ in ruined carpet and now we have blow dryers and dehumidifiers rented for even more $$$ blowing in the basement 24/7. 

So, I've been having to deal with Work Hell from home whilst making frantic calls to contractors and repairmen.

Blergh.
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 10:26 pm

So, I’m running behind and that’s not going to change this week.  I’ll get things up!  Eventually!  Ack! 

 Mama_Pyjama Mama_pyjama wanted to know about something at work that makes me happy.  Errrr….  When we get Roti Mediterranean for free lunch on Thursday? Or the chicken pesto pizza?   And when someone adds Nutter Butter cookies to the tray?  When my colleague brings back macaroons and chocolate from Paris?  The building holiday party was today and the spinach artichoke dip had too much cream cheese but the pita chips were delicious.  We get free soda pop and parking. 

And, when I manage to herd the cats successfully.  That’s pretty awesome too. 

 

I have a new executive assistant and I’m looking forward to getting to know her better.  I really like her a lot and she’s fannish, which is always fun and we have the same phone and lavender cover.  I love the Dr. Who, Star Wars, LOTR, feminist, and WW2 framed art on my walls.  Also, this,which is right next to my desk

 


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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 09:57 pm
Why yes, I would rather be writing a book chapter than working on my NFE.  Oh please, yes, because I so adore work done in the name of "development" that others give me because "it is good for me." 

Excuse me, but at my age, I'm entitled to know what is good for me and what is not.  Exercise is good for me.  Fannish fun is good for me (as opposed to fannish angst (gawd, what is with me a fail?) which makes me an insomniac).  Watching the latest update to the Lizzie Bennet Video Diaries is good for me.  Trying to write a 20,000 word chapter in three days is not good for me.  oh, yeah, I get a pub credit.  Yippee.

Here, see Bing Lee and Jane Bennet be totally adorable:


Adorbs, right? I am so in love with the casting and with Charlotte's story arc. Last week's episode with Caroline was a complete thrill for me. I'm really curious how they are going to handle th e Wickham/Georgiana/Lydia issue. I just don't think that seduction, eloping or even pregnancy is enough. I think it's going to be a bit grimmer.
And Princess Leia is going to be an X-Wing pilot, which I know some are sort of down on, but I think it's pretty cool.
Also, anyone else watching Twitter and getting depressed at not being at San Diego Comic Con?  Sigh.  Really, I'm sure it would be too crowded.  Really.
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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 07:15 am
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 I have a HUGE THING this week on Friday.   If nothing else, at my age, I should have the right to respond to people, "I refuse to do things that you think are 'good for me' as that always means 'convenient for you' and 'very unpleasant for me.'"  I think I'll bring snacks.  Just because you teaching 50 adult professionals doesn't mean they don't like snacks the same way 8 year olds do.  How can you go wrong with candy bars?

In which I have 3,000 words that basically follow this pattern )