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Aug. 6th, 2015

Ha. Remember this guy?
Yeah, well. He's back. I cannot believe this dude.


Tripping the Rut Fantasic

Sitting here amidst a pile - or more properly a sea of paperwork. Its endless. Really, it's not the paperwork I mind, it's the redundant and ridiculous and endless questions I get peppered with that make it hard to shift these waves of paperwork into the "finished" pile. Questions that, if someone had just bothered to spend 5 minutes looking about, someone would have found the answer to.

And don't get me started on the hellfire that seems to erupt as soon as the "internet" slows down for five seconds. Try explaining a network to a complete moron. It's a lesson in futility. I've just started saying "yes, it's slow. There is a solution in the works already." When it starts going at normal speed again they all think I'm a genius. It's mildly exhausting.

I'm dreading the end of this month for the simple fact that I am looking forward to the tedium of a court case (They've booked an entire week for the damn thing. Even M's trial was shorter than that!). When I first started at this job, one of the employees was discovered (by me!) to be falsifying sales in order to bump up his commissions. I seem to be stuck in the middle of it all since I'm the only one really still at this job. I'm the one who found out what was going on and even though this was... what, 2010/2011, I'm supposed to remember all the details. Tedium. The only saving grace is that the asshat is representing his sadsack self. I hope he breaks down and cries and says he was desperate and didn't know what he was doing. Then I can pull out the web search he did for Caribbean vacations.

That might be cruel.

Mmmm, no. That might be Karma.

I have a hard time understanding how people can be so shitty to other people. Perhaps I'm just too empathetic to understand. I mean, I can be selfish, I realize that, but I've never actively done something to hurt another human being just because I wanted something they had and I didn't. Granted sometimes I feel like I got the short end of the stick in terms of cosmic occurrences, but that is no reason for me to blame another person for it. It's so backwards and a waste of time and energy. I hope this thing goes faster than they anticipate - or at least they won't need me for the entire week. I fear that this is not going to be the case, however. I'm just too much in the middle of it.

In other news, I've ballooned to the heaviest I have ever been. This has not been for lack of attempting to change my diet, but it's so HARD when you have someone else in the house who does not need to change his diet - and in fact should be eating MORE. Of course, the holidays threw an enormous tool into the machinery of my diet woes as well. Soon the weather will improve and the man shall cease his desire (for a time) to cook roasts and pork chops and pizza and I can encourage more salads and chicken and fish. AND I will be able to walk more often - it's so much nicer to do in the daylight. Even though this winter has so far been relatively mild, I'm ready for spring to arrive.


Holy crap jenny_jenkins... look: Hogwarts! So silly but I'm surprised it took them this long to do.
Friday Five

Yes, late but I care not:

1. Realistically, where do you think you’ll be five years from now? What job will you be working, will you have family/friends/pets, where will you be living and how? In five years time, I will be living farther up island (closer to my mother.) Hopefully I will be closer to being a parent if not actually BE one. I will be working whatever job pays me relatively well and I will have something published.

2. Unrealistically, given a perfect life, where do you want to be five years from now? Living in Greece (or on a lake) with two kids and a full time writing career, six cats and a blissfully happy husband tinkering on old cars.

3. What’s the big barrier keeping number one and two separate and distinct, or is there one? Money. Of course it's always money.

4. Utterly and completely abandoning realism, make up where you’ll be in five years. Alien abductions and portals to alternate universes are encouraged. I'd like my own planet.

5. Where did you believe you’d be now, five years ago? Pick a crucial event of the past five years and tell us where you’d be now if it had been different.

I thought I'd already be a parent, but hey good things are something you work for.

Apr. 14th, 2014

Mondays suck.

There is a seagull attempting to peck his way through the skylight.

Boss is off because he had a heart related "episode", which means that the next in command has become a bit of a monster. Micromanaging and bulldozing nearly everyone.

The passive aggressive bitch in the back office is getting all worked up about parking spaces and I'm this close to stabbing her in the eye.

The neo-hippie has told me in secret that she's pregnant and I am to tell no one. Oops, I told the internets.

The great steaming cow who coddles her kids to the point of smothering and total dependency bought me coffee, and has so far stayed in her office, so her limbs are safe from me today.

Well, for now.

Dear inbox, please give me good news from potential new employers.


Ah. Work.

So here I am sitting at my desk at work and I am ... well... not annoyed per se, more like fed up. So done. DONE.

Now I just have to put away my apathy long enough to figure out what to do about it.

Yesterday I wore socks that said 'Nerd'

I did it in honour of pi day since I am nerdy enough to know that.
I updated the blog here.

the joys of the technological age

So I'm sitting here and wasting time because there is really nothing I can do right now. Our server is toasted. SO BORED.