Who the hell are you people?

As mentioned in past entries, my office is at the end of this little hallway, in a sort of alcove. There are two other offices there and the copy room, which is really just a closet where they somehow managed to cram a copy machine. When the professors who reside in the other offices are around, this little space can get quite busy and crowded. When it’s just me, it ebbs and flows with the tide of copy machine users.

This morning, I have had a number of lost souls come by and ask if they can use the copier, which has a clearly posted sign stating that it is for English department use ONLY. There have also been a number of crusty looking workmen kind of guys here, just sort of aimlessly wandering about. They didn’t look like they were inspecting anything or had any purpose in my little cove. They peered in at me, said something to each other in hushed tones, and found their way out.

Right now, there is a very large man whom I do not recognize trying to copy something. I want to say something to him but I’m not in a confrontational mood. Besides, he probably won’t be able to figure it out and will leave on his own anyway. But it’s just weird how many people get lost back here, then decide they need to copy something.


Wednesday doesn’t have a creative title

I am not feeling very good this morning. I was… as soon as I got up I felt really good. And I felt motivated. But right now, not so much. I’m getting a little tired of feeling crappy all the time. Maybe it is because I am not exercising as much. I am still eating healthy but perhaps the lack of physical activity is starting to take its toll on me. All I know is that I get to work and want to leave. And I don’t think it has anything to do with my job or likewise. I just would rather be sleeping, warm in bed with the dogs.

My first conference is at 12:30. I have no idea why I began them at such an inconvenient time. I can’t take lunch at 11:30 because it’s too early but conferences don’t end until 3. What am I to do? Why did I do something so thoughtless?

I finished this book last night. I read it in about 4 days so I’d say, yes, it was really good and I highly recommend it. Now to finish this book and I shall move on to this one. Looks like I’ll be pretty busy with books; that’s not all bad.

So, how’s everyone else today?

Everything in moderation

So I read an article today that shows that drinking caffeine when you’re pregnant will not harm your baby’s weight or cause early labor. It’s on fark if you wanna look it up (under tech) but I lost the link. So I was poking around the net and found this interesting page:

Caffeine info

It’s very interesting how much of this could kill you. Although, if your stomach can take that much liquid then you probably wouldn’t die from it anyway. Just a little bit of info for those of you addicted to caffeine. I just feel good knowing that later, I can drink a coffee.

Breakfast is good

I feel like a little kid today: I am eating apple slices and drinking chocolate milk. My stomach wasn’t feeling well so I was going to get a ginger ale (this normally calms my tummy) but the Circle K seems to have done away with it. Sigh. So chocolate milk it is.

I’m still a little too sleepy to write a competent entry so I will just wish you all a happy Tuesday and get back to you soon.

Frank Sinatra made me gay

This site – obviously run by one of those ultra-conservative Christian groups who are out to “save the world” – has a list of bands who will make you gay. This includes a few of my favorites, along with Jay-Z and DMX. Check it out… and fear for your lives.

Somebody call an electrician!

Good morning. First things first: weekend recap. Friday afternoon had me feeling quite ready for the weekend, even though I did not accomplish a whole lot last week. In fact, I felt like a slacker most of the time. Anyway, that evening, Ash and I went to Roadhosue for dinner. Unfortunately, the steak wasn’t really seasoned… much at all, so it was just so-so. Afterwards, we met up with Wayne and saw “Smokin’ Aces”. Not my kind of movie on a general level but it was a lot better than I thought it would be. In fact, I’d even say it was good. It has ::gasp:: a plot!

Saturday morning we were sort of lazy until about noon when we went to eat (mexican) and then attended the rock gym’s bouldering contest. That was pretty cool; I felt compelled to climb again, which I haven’t done since late December. I am excited to go on Wednesday. Later that night, Ash thought we should go ahead and start replacing the light switches and outlets in the living room. It’s something we’ve been meaning to do for a long time and we had a moment to do so. Anyway, easy enough. We put in one switch, tested it. Put in another, tested it. All good. We put in the outlet on that same wall and bam: nothing. No outlets in the entire front of the house worked. That means that the tv and the computers don’t have any way to operate. Sigh. We waited until Sunday morning to tackle it again but with advice from my grandfather (who definitely knows this stuff) we determined that it’s a blown circuit breaker. Fabulous.

Lucky for us, my Amazon shipment, which was supposed to arrive to arrive on February 5th, actually came Saturday so in the absence of the big tv, we watched Friends season 9 in bed.  I can’t say that the weekend didn’t end up pretty darn good;  once we came to terms with the electrical problem and the fact that we are going to have to call an electrician, we were able to relax and get stuff done. For a bit there, it was such a downer we did nothing. Literally. We sat on the couch just pondering. And then we took a nap. It was really pathetic!

This morning it is 29, feels like 22. That’s pretty damn cold! Luckily, my office is relatively warm and I have a jacket. Also, there’s plenty of sunshine so I am compelled to work instead of mope. Happy Monday guys!

We don’t eat ears

Here’s a shot of Todd and Iggy going after poor little Indy’s ears. They tend to gang up on other dogs but I guess in a lot of ways it speaks volumes about family. Heh heh heh. Happy Saturday.


TGIF – and I mean it

This week has seemingly dragged on for an eternity. Regardless of spending the afternoon at home yesterday, I feel like I was trapped in my office for years this week. But aside from this raging headache, I feel a lot better today.

It was cold this morning – about 33 – but without wind, it’s almost a pleasant cold. It’s clean and refreshing. I usually leave my office, where’s it’s a toasty 73 degrees, and shiver my way down to the Circle K but today, I just felt nice.

Since I am trying not to take any sort of anti-inflammatories at this time, I must find a natural way to alleviate this pain. I know reflexology works but I’m not sure rubbing my own feet does the trick. I may close my door and try to relax, rub my temples or something. I know this all stems from some stress that I have yet to pinpoint. It feels like pressure, building behind my eyes, right undernreath my skull. but what I am secretly anxious about, even I do not know. Perhaps shutting the door and meditating will present this answer.

Sometimes things work out

So basically, I came home and slept a ton, watched the rest of King Kong (I started last night), and then sat around. It was actually the best for me. Once the sun came out, I went out with the dgos and sunned on the deck, which was really… nice. Just quite pleasant.  Ash made dinner for us and I cleaned – role revrsal there – and later, we’re going to Brusters for some unnecessary but yummy ice cream. For feeling pretty ill, I ended up having a good day.