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2012-08-21 08:09 pm

Hiddleston, Hiddleston, Hiddleston Pie...

Tom Hiddleston impersonates a vilociraptor. A sexy, sexy vilociraptor:

That is all.
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2012-08-13 08:15 pm

Stefano is getting better, but I'm not so great

The hubby was home for three weeks. It was great. He did all kinds of stuff and really took the pressure off me. We had Robert's BFF who now lives in WA. come for two weeks or so, too. And now school is back in session.

I am hopeful that I'll be able to get my final revisions done on the novel a little more easily since the kiddos will be in school during the day.


Politics. Oh God.

My husband's middle brother visited from Florida last week. It was GREAT because I got to see my wee nieces who always greet me like a rock star. They are so cute and funny! They got me laughing so hard I almost wet myself. :)

But it was also bad because I always wonder what crap my in-laws are going to start spewing from Fox News. This time it was the Muslim Brotherhood Menace. It came up because they were talking about how Canada is doing better with jobs than we are, and wondering how hard it would be to go to Canada for a job. (My husband's youngest brother just got his degree, so, you know, it was relevant.) I said I knew it had been hard for my doctor friend to sort out her employment up there, but mostly because of special rules about certain positions which are funded by the government, and all countries are careful about giving certain types of government jobs to foreigners. But evidently our government is now overrun with Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators. Because Michelle Bachman said so. I don't think they knew that John McCain had basically told her off about some portion of her unsupported fear-mongering. I found somewhere else to be for a bit, with "Exhuming McCarthy" playing in my head. :P


I think the next few months may kill me. I was relatively indifferent to Romney (he's changed his policies often enough that it's hard to say what he'll do for sure if he wins), but I think Paul Ryan may have been grown in tank by a right wing extremest/mad scientist, his soulless flesh nourished to adulthood on a slurry of Ayn Rand novels and impoverished children's tears. Good GOD.


Someone on Tumblr made this and it found its way to Facebook, where I fell in love with it:


I may just have to leave FB and stare at this image until mid-November. :P


My sweet Stefano had some sort of recurrence of that infected tail bite from June. I took him to the vet and he had a fever. He's on antibiotics now and his fever is down. Poor woobie. It happened right after his neutering, so I though the swelling had to do with that. The bite had healed over and the hair had grown back, even. Now his tail is shaved and I have to push medicine down his throat, but at least he seems to feel better. He stays with me all the time, so I don't get lonesome and can pet him frequently.


While my Beloved was home, he bought me some new Nike Frees and upgraded my phone. It's all shiny now. We took the gang to see the Batman movie.I also got a haircut:
picture below cut )

It was about time for something drastic, and I'm happy with it. Also, probably lighter. It looks good with my glasses, too.


In general I'm grumptastic. I guess that's normal with the hubby having gone and all. A cool friend from work and I are having lunch Thursday, so that is something to look forward to. I've just got to push through this ennui. I bought groceries in the rain. It was fun.


Watched a bit of True Love, which I think would have been more appropriately called Variations on Romantic Misery. Not the best diversion for me at the mo. :P


I'm up for any Sherlock fanfiction recs you guys want to throw my way, if you think of some. It would be diverting. :)
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2012-04-17 07:34 pm

My week back was hectic

I drove back home on Easter Sunday, and stayed up past 1am to get my hours in. I was a zombie on Monday, but I managed. I didn't have to get groceries because I brought bread and lunch things with me.

Tuesday morning, I called the school to find out when my meeting with the guidance counselor was (to explain the "4 year plan" paperwork, because my dear son was not articulating it to me very well). They didn't have a record of the appointment (I had put it in my Outlook calendar just before my laptop died - I saved most stuff but not that), so they said they would put me down for one on Wednesday. Which meant I could not go into the office on Wednesday. Since there was a doctor's appointment for the Big Boy that I had been waiting for for three months on Friday, and Thursday was my day off, that meant I had to go to the office basically as soon as I got off the phone with the school.

It went well. I talked to my boss about the summer break, and she said that other people in QC also have kids who will be home from school in the summer, so it was no big deal to waive the come-in-once-every-two-weeks thing for the summer. So I can go to New Orleans.WHEE! I stopped for groceries on the way home. I arrived before the younger boy but just after the big boy.

Made the other appointment on Wednesday and still managed to get in most of my hours. I knew I would be working on my day off because I would need to make up the hours I was going to miss on Friday for the long-awaited specialist appointment, which I did. I also chaptered.

Then I realized that I had accepted an appointment that was almost 50 miles away, because it was the first available and it was kind of important. I cried, because i was certain I'd never make it in time, but we did. AND I managed to work more than enough afterward, so I let both boys invite friends over for part or all of the weekend.

I did, too. I made a huge dinner and asked some good friends that I have not seen much recently because I've been practicing becoming reclusive and weird. :D Made a cake and everything. Beverages were drunk, games were played.


Somehow, I feel relatively like a competent human again.
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2012-04-06 10:59 pm

Atheism, Being in New Orleans, Finding my Passion,

I'm not even sure how this happened, but I've spent a few days spending time on YouTube listening to interviews and discussion programs with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher and Penn Jillette. Basically a rotating mish mash of delightfully smarmy atheism, and sometimes some very interesting and impressive discussions with people of faith.

I was especially impressed with an Australian show called Q and A.

I think the most impressive thing about it was the lack of yelling and the fact that they seemed, for the most part, to be genuinely having civil discourse. On Television. I had forgotten that was possible. I mean, I knew it was possible as a sort of hazy theory. Of course it could happen. But it was a bit like seeing an albino alligator in the wild when I actually saw it happening.

It filled me with longing, and an almost bone-deep weariness.


Spent the day today visiting with pals from the homeschool group. The weather was fabulous. The rain had left some temporary swampy areas in the green of the park, and many water birds had moved over from the lagoon to reap the surprised insects from the waterlogged areas. It was just lovely.

I spoke a bit with the lady whom I always liked, but who went a tad crazy on me on Facebook before I left, and found it very easy to be nice and positive and loving toward her. She's been trying to conceive for six years, and just found out she's pregnant, so it was easy to share her joy. Also, I had read and copy-edited her daughter's submission to the NOCCA Creative Writing program, and I was very anxious to encourage her. (The daughter had approached me independently of her mom.) She writes well. Incredibly well for a twelve year old, and she has the disposition to write and read quite a lot. I get that fluttery feeling from her work that I got in the past from writers I worked with who have become really successful. All the elements are there, and I'm really quite antsy to support and nurture them in her, in any way I can. But I'll let her come to me, if she wants.

If I have a superpower, it might be that I can see the greatness in others. That is, at least, the superpower I hope I have. :D


Visiting with another one of the moms was also great fun. She was always very encouraging to me, and always remarks on how nice I am to everyone, and how diplomatic she's seen me be under stress. That's encouraging, because that is who I want to be, surely.

I ended up speaking with her very passionately about some things, without even realizing it until she pointed it out. I'm usually a thinker, a muller-over-of-things, but for the first time in a great while I spoke out loud of things that are very important to me.

Which kind of gave me an idea about something I might just have to do.
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2012-04-03 07:56 pm

Big Boy's Graveyard Book Project and some Profanity

So, Big Boy had a different idea for his "book trailer" but they said it should have a cliffhanger and make people want to read the book, so he went for the ultra-creepy Man-Jack-coming-to-kill-Bod-as-a-toddler intro. I think it's effective.

My friend Anne provided the vocals. The song is from the book, and serves as an outline for the plot. She sang it for me twice, once to All the Pretty Little Horses and once to Fear a Bhata. My son liked the first half of one and the second half of the other, so I cut them together for him, but he did all the editing. (I consulted occasionally, when he needed help figuring out how to do something, or find a particular clip.)

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2012-04-03 05:09 pm

I love this freaking city

So, I basically told them I would move to Inquiry if they offered it to me, and spent the weekend regretting it. I LIKE only going to the office once every two weeks, and going in almost every day would effectively be hefty pay cut, in gas and time spent just getting there that I would not be paid for.

So, I was much relieved to get the email this morning saying that they thought I would make a good Inquiry specialist (I would) but they decided to give it to the newest hire who basically doesn't audit much yet. I audit a BUNCH of stuff, and they need me. So, yay. I don't have to give up my walking desk or anything.

So I'm quite relieved. :)


In other news, I am in New Orleans with my family. This is great. I got to go for a run in my favorite park in the world, and eat at one of my favorite restaurants. Also, we went to see The Hunger Games, which I really enjoyed (despite not being able to tell the white blond boys apart unless Katniss was actively kissing/saving one of them).

Tomorrow, we go to lunch with one of my favorite moms from the homeschool group (and her kids, whom my kids love), so that will be fun. Thursday we're going to visit with another family and then Friday we're going to the West Bank (sometimes called The Wank) to play Nerf War with a entire old gang. (Including Crazy Woman, but she's pregnant now, so either she'll have mellowed or she'll have a better excuse.)

I love this stupid city. I do. My buddy the folk artist has some work in an installation at the Jazz and Heritage... place. I must go see it and also go by her home and get some video of her work. I've been wanting to get it on video in a very specific way so that I can use it (with her credit and permission, in something I want to make.

I have the one she made me, but it isn't as creepy as the ones I want to use. )

The bad news is, there is not a lot of time for the writing I wanted to do, but even that has been going well up to spring break. So, I can't complain, really.

At some point I'm going to meet a bunch of my Beloved's new friends from work, too. He says things like, "We need to go for drinks with Bob and his Horrible Wife. She will glare at you disapprovingly for not having accomplished as much as she thinks you could have." This is hi way of encouraging me. LOL. Oddly enough, it works. :D
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2012-03-30 07:38 pm

Growth Opportunity

So, okay. The department I work in is QC/Inquiry, in which QC means Quality Control. I edit reports and check them for consistency and compliance. That means I copy edit the text, make sure nothing in the report directly contradicts anything else in the report (I also ask questions to clarify if needed) and make sure that the person filing the report followed guidelines.

I Inquiry, if the client has questions about a report, they investigate the details and make decision based on some of the same criteria, but they have much more time to do it. People in Inquiry are paid hourly and at the same rate of pay as Auditors, but they are not timed.

Today I was asked if I would be interesting working Inquiry. I would be working a problem client, so there would be pressure from that, but Inquiry would play to my strengths. As an Auditor, I constantly have to battle against over-thinking, which slows you down. In Inquiry, my natural tendency to over-think would actually be an asset. It would also put me in a position of contact with clients, increasing my FUBAR potential by about five points. So, not timed editing, but other stresses are involved.

It comes with fewer weekend hours and slightly more office time after I'm trained. (During training I'll be back to driving in to the office every day for 4-6 weeks.) I told them I was interested, though I am of two minds about it because of having to go in every day again. Even though... well, working from home every day has made me feel isolated and weird, some days.

There is only one opening and I am not the only one interested in it, so there is no telling whether they will pick me. That's fine, because I am basically content with what I'm doing. So I guess I'm good.


Now I guess I'm going to go get ready for a road trip. Heh.
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2012-03-28 06:19 pm

Busy, busy

The end of the month is usually slow at work, so I volunteered to take on some database maintenance tasks. In a way, it's mind-numbing busywork, but in another way, I just made the entire state of Connecticut my beeeyotch. :P

It seems like especially good work for the Walking Desk, which I am now truly enjoying.

The QC supervisor who is not my supervisor emailed me at the end of the day and asked if I could come in to meet with herself and the Boss of QC, because they want to talk to me about "an opportunity for growth." *shifty eyes* So, I'm going in for that, and maybe I'll get my badge done while I'm there. I've been a "real" employee for a month and a half, so I really can't imagine... no, I think I can. It will be asking me to do more stuff than I do already, for the same pay, I bet. I'm game, though. I get paid by the hour, and if every day was 8 hours of straight production auditing Id probably want to kill something, so diverse tasks are good.


Cumberbatch fans on my flist, please enjoy an eyeful of this:

Makes me wish I was still all arty. It sort of reminds me of a Tarot Card. Wouldn't that be something? Sherlock Tarot cards. Heh.


Oh, and here's a link to Husbands, The Series starring Cheeks. It's kind of a hoot and Nathan Fillion has a cameo in the third episode.


I need to go get my elder boy to film the shots he really wants for this project he's doing. He seems intent on NOT doing it unless I ride him. If I'm going into the office on my day off, time for editing his footage will be cut down significantly. It's due Friday. :P

I'll post it here when it's done. I bet it's going to be really neat.
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2012-03-23 10:47 pm

I chaptered again!

My hope is to keep the pace up to about a chapter each week. While I'm working full time and doing all household/kid stuff that may be ambitious, but it's worth a try. The final chapters will be shorter than usual, so it may be even faster than that after the next two weeks.

Guess we'll see.

(I call it chaptering because I wrote the first draft without chapter breaks, or much of an outline. That's not the way I plan to do this kind of thing in the future, but it helped me break through some personal barriers, doing it that way. So, it's all good.)

Word Microsoft Word didn't like: hard-on, Canopic and antemortem.

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2012-03-21 05:18 pm

I feel horrible. Also, Otters and Hedgehogs

I really don't have a good reason to, either. I went to the writing group last night, and the short story was well-received. One of the other writers' stories half killed me with trying to be polite. We've read four chapters of Joe's POV and now we get two chapters of his wife's POV covering the same events? AND her motivations are exactly what her husband thought they were.

It was not badly-written, just dull. And he went on about how, if I'd read the whole novel from Joe's POV and then read her POV it would be more interesting. But no. Just... no.


Then I couldn't sleep, and woke early when I finally did. I got my hours in today, but I'm still two behind for the week. *sigh* I can make up some time tomorrow, my "day off."


The other thing is... I don't know if it's the writing, or the generally feeling down, or the lack of sleep, but I'm just not very into anything right now. Not the writing or anything fannish or anything. I feel old and ugly and less-than-talented.

Part of it may be that, when I express concern that certain politicians speak with authority about "God's laws" someone always takes it to mean something I didn't say, like, "Christians should not be allowed to express their opinions!" Whence These Flowers? REALLY?

Christians dominate public offices at every level. The majority of the government is made up of Christians. What makes all my sphincters pucker at once is when one of them decides to speak for God, or claims, implicitly or explicitly, to know God's Will for the country.

Because then, people who disagree with them cannot merely be reasonable people with a difference of opinion. They are IN LEAGUE WITH TEH DEBIL!!!!11!!ONE!

To say, whoa, maybe it's possible that you're not hearing the Voice of God, is to persecute the poor Christians. Yes, it is persecution now, to disagree with a political agenda that you find uneven, inequitable and lacking in focus.


To cheer me up, I'm posting some links and things:
Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman is a Hedgehog )
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2012-03-12 05:55 pm

I'm too tired to scream

This whole DST thing is KILLING me. I'm so tired, and it really isn't just an hour's worth of tired, either. Hope I'm not coming down with something.


I'm also frustrated. I worked today, my long day, just fine. I was able to put in long chunks of time without stopping, which is neither here nor there, but I rather enjoy doing it, when the work allows.

But the hubby is getting weirdly obsessive about the idea of making a Walking Desk for me. He's bough the keyboard and monitor and track ball, and is now scanning Craig's List for a treadmill. Which is fine. When he's not working or preparing for work, he's mostly alone and tends to get a tad... odd. He really wants to do this awesome thing for me, to the point that he called his brother to go with me to the other side of town (during rush hour) to look at a treadmill that is an excellent brand at a good price.

But the drive would be three hours for teh whole trip at rush hour, and the kiddos were just getting home from school and... basically, neither I nor the BIL wanted to do that. I think he was frustrated with us, and he's still not really feeling well. Poor lamb.

I would like the walking desk, I think. The worst thing about this job is the requirement to sit all the time. But I'm tired and it's rush hour and it's raining.


AND THEN... Remember the writing group that I loved from my college days because all teh people in it were awesome, and there were a couple of twin transsexuals who were just OCD enough to catch teh tiniest of punctuation errors? Remember how their OCD got progressively worse, so tha they couldn't read anything containing spiders, vomit, paganism, gods or goddesses, sex of any variety but especially even a hint of homosexuality... and a list of other things?

Well, that sucked, because they more or less won't even be able to read teh sequel to the novel I'm writing, because of the whole gods thing. There is a god in this story, and he is not very nice (analyze that all you like), but he isn't really part of the story until the second book (which I have a draft of already, but that's all).

Well, the twins just read my story Emergency Chocolate, which I wrote as a gift to the world at large and have no intention of selling, anyway. They emailed me to say that they read it but hadn't given feedback on it because it really bothered them that the character semi-deliberately poisoned her roommate.


These guys have written torture scenes and stuff. Nothing beyond the pale, mind you (not like mister 40-page rape/skinning scene from the Writing Group From Hell). Up to this point, anyone who has mentioned it at all has said that part of my story made them laugh out loud. Because, yes, I played a near-homicide for laughs.

So, I'm sad and frustrated that I'm probably not going to be able to quid pro quo the writing with them any more. :( I hate the idea of my writing causing them discomfort, and it's frustrating that the rules seem to be changing as we go.

Since I tend to gravitate toward people with interesting and atypical perspectives, it's only natural that sometimes the atypicality will become inconvenient sometimes.

But it's still frustrating. :P
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2012-03-11 10:26 pm


But I managed to get my hours in AND I chaptered, so it isn't all bad. :P I was hoping to have some time to polish up some HMOWK, too, but I guess that will hold until after work tomorrow.

That is all.
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2012-03-05 04:59 pm

Smart Phone. Heh.

My smart phone has a brain. I know this because it apparently has epilepsy. Most of the time it's fine, and then it has a seizure and is just all over the place. One of its fits interrupted a call with [ profile] hominysnark this evening.

A nice reboot or battery-removal/shutdown/restart every so often seems to put it to rights, but heaven only knows how long that will last.


I keep feeling like I've forgotten or misplaced something, but what it is that my Beloved is not here. I miss him quite intensely. It's almost comical.

We will have been married 20 years this year, and I still get twitchy if I can't touch him. Just to be able to walk into the next room and hug him would be fabulous. But, he will come home for a visit in the next few weeks, I hope. *sigh*


The boys encouraged me to have people over, so Sunday night I had my friend W. over, while her beau (my BIL) played video games with my progeny. I finally got her to watch "The Great Game" and was gratified when she said it was much better than the other two episodes (which she liked okay), and made her want to watch more. So I've infected another one. :D

Also, some of you may know that [ profile] splix (a BNF from TPM fandom as well as various Viggo Mortensen and Sean Bean centered fandoms) is now a well and truly converted fan of The Bandersnatch, but did you know she started a community called [ profile] cumberbatch_fic?

Well, she has. :)


I'm trying rally hard not to be too political, but this Jezebel headline was just too funny:

Rush Limbaugh Continues to Insatiably Screw Self as 12th Sponsor Flees


Not that I think this will succeed in shutting his flap, but it is kind of funny to watch him dig the hole he's in even deeper. With his tongue. And then have the nerve to look surprised about it.

I don't know. The world may be changing. I hope that the high level of guano-crazy that has infiltrated what passes for national discourse in America lately may be enough for the sane and reasonable among us to stand up and hit the brakes. If it doesn't happen soon, we may be in need of an American Spring.
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2012-02-27 10:44 pm

Passive-aggressively homicidal math majors in love

... is what I should have called my recent story. Eh, hindsight.

But what's cool is that a good friend set up a lovely Wordpress journal just for it. It really is lovely to look at over there.

Be Thine Own Palace or The World's Thy Prison.
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2012-02-24 10:54 pm

Odds and Ends...

I'm sharing this because I think it is a very intelligent deconstruction of the Republican party process right now. Also, it is funny.

Politics in this country... Well, you either laugh or you cry, and I'm not much of a crier. :P I honestly hope Santorum wins, though. He's honest. Not that Romney is dishonest, per se, but his rhetoric is very different now than when he was running for governor of Massachusetts. Like day and night on key policy issues, a la John McCain. (Both were very reasonable moderates, based on what they said and how they voted, until they were running for the Republican Nomination.

I'm kind of sad that Huntsman was never a serious contender. I probably would not have voted for him, but he did not strike me as a zealot (Santorum), a deliberately evasive, semi-slimy maneuverer (Romney), or an idiot (Gingrich). Ron Paul is too up in my bizness (as a woman) for me to take his libertarianism seriously. Government large enough to legislate what happens in every woman's uterus is, well, NOT SMALL, is all I'm saying.

I will do my best not to think about politics, ever again. :P Too depressing.


In other news, I did manage to get about half of my NewYears/Valentines story typed up from the hand-written draft. It's pretty solid. Maybe I'll get it finished tomorrow.


There's an Oscar Party, and I'm going. Won't stay until it's over because of work and all that, and won't drink because I'll have to drive home. But still. Party. With real adult friends. :)
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2012-02-12 07:48 pm

Would you guys be interested...

In a New Year's Story that is a bit late? It has a tiny dribble of romance in it, so I guess it wouldn't be out of place for a Valentine's Day Gift.

My plan was to write a story for my friends and give it away, or post it somewhere I can link people to it. It's kind of a humor thing, so not the typical type of story that gets posted here.

Or will you all be out snuggling with your S.O.s and won't mind one way or the other?

(Guess I'm a tad maudlin on account of my Beloved being hundreds of miles away. :P )
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2012-02-08 03:57 pm

Stuff and Things

A lovely link, with a quote from The Prestige. This image contains spoilers for The Reichenbach Fall.

I'm going to force my husband to watch Sherlock, series two so I can bore him with my elaborate theories. :D He's at loose ends in NOLA, so he's game for it. Poor duckie, even hundreds of miles away he still spends his free time indulging me.


Had a breakthrough on the next chapter, which will also help me re-write chapter 4, which is a mess. Yay!

If all of writing was like that moment when your waking mind realizes that your subconscious has laid Easter Eggs all through your manuscript, it would be more fun. Though re-writing can be like unwrapping presents you don't remember buying for yourself, which is also fun.

I admit it. I like re-writing better than first drafting. I probably first-drafted incorrectly, though.


I might have to take a break and write some smut, though. Any requests? >:D
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2012-02-07 08:18 pm


They've had me training on a really tough project all day, both days this week. The time has not been flying, partly because I can't get up and work when I usually did, because I'm on my own and getting the manlets up and out to school. So it's after 8:30 when I can sign in and get to it.

I usually finish up my hours just in time for the Big Boy to get home.

I like when I get to switch between projects more, but I also like the lack of speed pressure when learning a new project. When you're logged into training, it doesn't affect your production numbers.

I am really bored, though.

Talked with my Beloved on Skype. That was nice.
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2012-02-06 07:22 pm

Dreamland is getting wierder

Didn't sleep well the first night without my Beloved, but I nailed the getting the kids to school and getting my work done and buying groceries and all.

Sleep was fitful and full of strangeness. Like, walking into my bathroom and interrupting famous people on the toilet strange. Then tweeting about it. (In the dream. If Christopher Walken ever drops by to make a bobo in my master bath, I can say with some assurance I would not tweet about it.)


Speaking of famous people, I walked past a real silver fox in the grocery store. He had more than a passing resemblance to Rupert Graves.

But I can't dream about Rupert Graves, Oh no. Because my subconscious does not like me that much. I get one of the top two creepiest actors ever, creating an unpleasant atmosphere in bathroom. :P
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2011-10-20 08:30 pm

Well, I did it.

I worked about three hours overtime, which, added to the other few I worked earlier in the week, means I only have to work 7.5 tomorrow and 5.5 hours on Saturday (those are regularly scheduled hours) to have my 46 hour work week in.

AND I wrote my 1000 ^$#@!! words.

AND!!! I did it all after having my eyes dilated. That's right! I saw my eye doctor for the first time in over two years. He didn't even bother trying to update my prescription because, as I suspected, my left lens implant has grown a rather healthy coating of goo. Here is an explanation of the procedure I need. I will be going in for it in November. The right eye was done about three years ago, so after this, that will be it.

It's been tough, because my left eye is my dominant eye, so the clouded capsule has made it much harder to see than when my right one clouded over. Well, it'll be done soon. The last surgery cost me $500.00 after insurance, but they let you pay it off on installments, so that shouldn't put too big a dent in the budget.

Three weeks after that, they will do the follow up exam and glasses exam at the same time.


Oh, and if any of you are in the Atlanta area on teh 29th, there is going to be a crazy fun party here. With costumes and such. Fun, fun.