I'm currently alone at work (Dr. D and Barb are out and about somewhere, lunching) and I have accomplished my required tasks already and am fucking bored. (No, not just bored, fucking bored.) So I thought I'd come and bore you all with the excruciating minutia of daily insignificances that is my life.
I have to work tomorrow and that sucks. There is just something fundamentally wrong about getting up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday unless it is truly of one's own volition. I mean, yes, I come here to work willingly, but if I was not required to work occasional Saturdays, I sure as shit wouldn't volunteer to do so. So that is what I have scheduled for the first half of tomorrow. What becomes of me after that, I couldn't tell ya.
I was going to do the Friday Five to cure my boredom, but I am being self-defeating and refusing to expend the thought or effort. Bleh. I hate days like this. I would rather be watching soaps.
Guess I should try to find something to do. (Does anyone else notice the pattern and/or repetetive nature of my workday? I always seem to be bitching about boredom at work. I ought to be loving this while it lasts, 'cause the spring is gonna be insane. It always is.)
Posted @ 1:12 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Well, I am doing everything I can think of to avoid laundry, which is really quite stupid, 'cause I am only screwing myself over when I have no clean clothes to wear. I will never even attempt to try to explain myself. I don't know why I anything. Lol.
So this is what I did today:
Decked out my mom's hound rescue website for Valentine's Day. (I am the so-called "webmaster.")
Picked up 2 months of birth control from Planned Parenthood to cut back on my trips there. Yay.
Went to Target and blew a lot of money on a bunch of stuff I didn't really actually technically need. Among these items are a vertically striped (so I don't look wider!) button-up shirt (very cute), some chewies for Eenie, a couple pairs of workout pants for the treadmill at work, a new Revlon hair highlighting kit, and a cool Corona Extra baseball hat. :o)
Highlighted my hair with the aforementioned Revlon stuff. Screwed it up in one spot that I am the only person who would probably notice, but I am anal and I could seriously feel the screwed up part (not really, but it seemed like I could), so I...
Went back out, this time to RiteAid and got a box of dark brown hair dye to cover up the 2 strands I shouldn't have lightened. (Like I said, anal!)
Stopped at Mobil 'cause my driver's side windshield wiper all of a sudden busted. Got 2 new ones. They work great. Yay.
I am still having this violently itchy reaction to something. I thought it was the 2nd round of antibiotics, and it may have been, but I may also be allergic to the third. Unfuckingbelievable. I take my last dose tonite (and incidentally, I think I am finally cured of the sinus woes) so I am hoping the itchiness clears up soon thereafter. If not, it's back to the doc for me. This is not normal.
Anyway, I was gonna take some before and after pics of the hair, but my camera batteries are dead and I can't find any other AAs around the house. Not like we can find anything here anyway! Lol. I thought I was messy. Jay and I combined are positively disasterous!
Anyhoo, hope everyone had a happy Hump Day. As always, happier if you were actually humping! :o)
Posted @ 3:28 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Well, I am going to blog and hope that whatever was up the ass of the FTP program in question has been absorbed or pulled out. Great imagery, no?
I have nothing to say. Damn. Blogger finally working and I have nothing to say. Lol.
Posted @ 2:18 PM
Monday, January 26, 2004
It's a miracle I tell you, a miracle!
(Blogger has been down x 5 days and seems to be back... The email I got from them says Tripod FTP is fucked, though it has worked until 5 days ago, but they also said "something may have changed on our end." Um, ya think?)
Posted @ 3:45 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2004
Posted @ 4:30 PM
Friday, January 23, 2004
Mmmmm. Corona. I am listening to Ella Fitzgerald and breathing in the delicious smell of the chicken I have in the oven, all with a cold Corona (with lime) in my hand. Yes folks, it's true: it don't get much better than this.
Sorry for the lack of blogs... Aside from being bored with blogging, well... Read my last post. Notice I didn't get back on to blog that nite. *giggle*
I keep thinking nothing new and exciting is going on in Erin World, but that is actually not the case at all. On the notable list:
1) Going to see a live band tomorrow nite. Yay!!! I have been missing live tunes hardcore!
2) Back in touch with 2 groups of people I had had fallings out with... I don't expect to be best friends with them again, I just don't want to be enemies. So that feels pretty good.
3) I bought a "S.A.D. Light" online last week and it was delivered to work this afternoon as I suspected it would - on my day off. But Sarah's hubby works in Manch, so he's going to bring it to work with him tomorrow and I will meet him somehow to pick it up. I don't know why I am so excited about it, because I am not manically affected during this dark, cold time of year... But Jay is. And while he's been doing really well (or doing really well hiding it if he's not), from what I have read and researched, I really think this is going to help. :o) I didn't get one of those multi-hundred-dollar ones, just a desk lite that they were offering on sale. I will let you know how it goes.
4) Um...er...I guess I got nothin' else.
Cya later. Hope everyone's having a good nite so far!
Posted @ 6:33 PM
Well, also that I think I have solved the pee problem. Yay.
Might write more when I get home. Might have sex instead.
Tee hee hee hee hee!
Posted @ 3:43 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
I feel bad only coming here to bitch and moan lately, but I guess it being my blog and all, I can do whatever I want. Here are the factors which are contributing to my current frame of mind:
Number one: I am covered more or less head to toe in an itchy, welty rash that feels and looks about as pleasant as poison ivy. It was determined for sure that I am having a reaction to the Augmentin. They (docs) told me to stop taking the meds and said they would phone in something else. I asked if it had a generic option, explaining that my shitty insurance only covers generic, and they assured me it did. I went to pick up the Rx and lo and behold it does not have a generic version, and I am out $84. I should have declined to pick it up and had them phone in something else, but I worked later than usual last nite (due to stupid people who wait until their dog has been sick for days and we are about to close and they are not our clients anyway, but they don't want to drive to their regular hospital) and I was just so determined to get home, I didn't think of it. Now even if there is something else I could have picked up, I can't return this shit. So lesson learned, I guess. I think I am going to drop my insurance. I know the point of coverage is not to save me money, it's to pay for the unexpected, but at this point, I have to be realistic and say that it is financially worse for me to pay out the ass for insurance that doesn't cover jack shit anyway, than to take the risk and not be covered. We shall see. I haven't decided for sure yet.
Second issue, I cannot sleep lately. That combined with the fact that I have been sick for going on a month has me feeling and looking totally wiped out. I have these ugly black circle-bags under my eyes that no amount of make-up can mask. And with this fucking antibiotic reaction, I am feeling even more self-conscious about my physical state. :o( Can you imagine how lovely I look right now? Grrrrrr. On an up note, I ordered some new sneakers last week so I can start using the treadmill on my lunchbreak. (Dr. D bought us one and doesn't want our regular, dirty shoes on it. Can't say I blame him - it's a health club model and cost mucho denero.) I am hoping getting some exercise - if I can motivate my sad, sick ass to do it - will help.
Third issue: Jay's cat has a bit of a peeing handicap I have not yet figured out how to deal with. He sometimes misses the box and somehow gets pee all over everywhere. I put the litterbox (one of the covered ones) in a trash bag and closed it around the opening and I thought that was working, but I discovered another pee puddle last nite and I cannot fathom how it's happening. Jay is worried that I am going to be mad at him for his cat's behavior, and I am totally not, but I am wondering why I am the one who keeps cleaning it up (when it is not my responsibility), but I am still not mad, because I have never asked him to clean it up. I just do it. I am worried about this big time, because he loves this cat to pieces, as do I, but I can't live in a place that is saturated with cat piss. And I am clueless as to how to fix it. *sigh* I am going to see if I can get a different litter box and maybe a different type of litter... Cats are weird sometimes and I am thinking he might just not like the cover being on it or something. Or maybe he doesn't like the texture so he's not squatting all the way. Or maybe the cover holds in the litter smell and it is really strong so he doesn't go as far in as he should. I'unno. Like I said, cats are strange.
I am also a stressbag about a myriad of other little issues - people I think I am on bad terms with (though I am not sure why or if that is even the case), the ongoing sister issue, family obligations, financial obligations, work obligations... I should also mention that is is about that time of the month, too, so I am most likely being over-sensitive to an extent.
*sigh* I feel like I just want to take some drugs and go to sleep for awhile. I am waking up probably 20 times a nite (no exaggeration) and I am just so fucking tired. :o( What's a girl to do?
Posted @ 9:13 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Stole this from James. I'dunno if it will fit in my comments, but you can try it. If not, email is good. :o)
1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I lovable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I'll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When's the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you?
Posted @ 3:54 PM
*Sniff sniff* Yay, nasal spray steroids for me. Lol. Haven't done a single interesting thing all weekend (besides IM with Jannie for the first time!) so consequently I don't really have anything interesting to blog about. (I know, what's new?)
I think I am allergic to the new antibiotic. I am so fucking afflicted. I vaguely remember having an itchy rash reaction to ampicillin or some other "cillin" when I was a kid, but I also remember taking amoxicillin and not having a problem. Anyway, I think this Augmentin (which contains amoxicillin) is making my skin bumpy and itchy. I have no other explanation. *sigh* If it's not one thing, it's somethin' else. Jay says I have cooties. :o(
Millie Kitty is watching Jay's cursor from his lap as he plays RollerCoaster Tycoon. Wow is that ever cute!
Posted @ 12:00 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Shit. Well, I just accidentally deleted the post I was working on. Bleh. I am just a dumbass lately. I forget to tell you I didn't turn off the alarm at work when we went in (the AM before the car key incident) and it went off and the police showed... Man oh man! I am hopeless! Bad week for me as far as fuck-ups go.
I broke down and went back to Doc yesterday, because despite the fact that I spend money on well-thought--out and researched herbal remedies, I woke up yesterday feeling 10 times worse than the day before. So I am back on antibiotics. Ugh. I just wish this shit would go away. No one likes hacking up greenish brown pusswads. (Hope no one was eating!)
[sight]:: Name 2 things that annoy you on/about television.The Batchelor and The Batchelorette. I have ranted about this before: "TV show you can't stand to watch: The Batchelor. I can't stand the pathetic, whiney, back-stabbing bitches all saying they're in love and ready to have kids after being with someone for a grand total of 4 hours. So sad!" Same goes for The Batchelorette, though it's not so much a sad girl thing than a macho idiot thing.
[taste]:: Name 2 of the worst tasting foods or drinks you ever had. Hmmm... I loathe Yeagermeister and tomato juice. Can't think of anything else right now.
[smell]:: Name 2 smells that you canīt stand and why: Anal glands (it's a veterinary/canine thing) are really the only smell that will make me leave a room on the verge of vomiting. It is simply one of the absolute worse smells in the world. Like a piece of pungent dog shit wrapped up in a piece of dead tuna and left in a plastic bag in the sun for a few days. I also hate the smell of "Happy" perfume by Clinique. I have known too many horrible girls who wore it, so when I smell it now, it does not make me feel warm and fuzzy. Makes me think of sluts.
[touch]:: Name 2 things (objects, body parts, etc...) that you donīt like other people to touch and why. Lol. I am not really anal retentive like that. I have known 2 people though who will freak out of you touch their belly button. (Hint: I live with one of them now.)
[hearing]:: What are the 2 sounds/noises that most irritate you and why? Indie has this bad habit of pacing and whining at nothing for the first 10 minutes after we get home. Makes me fucking nuts and I usually have to squirt her with the water bottle. The sound of my apartment buzzer always freaks me out, unless I am expecting someone, because it is just loud and means someone I don't know/like wants something. ie. move your car, don't hang towels on your balcony, do you know who has been vandalizing the mailboxes... I hate contact with condo board people. Bunch of meddling asswipes.
I have to go use the facilities now and then go buy humidifier filters. Ours hasn't been working well and we realized it's 'cause it's all clogged up with mold. (Real good help for a sinus infection!) Have a great weekend, everyone!
Posted @ 8:23 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2004
OK, my way of punishing myself for the following inexcusable fuck-up is to notify you all of it and hence suffer the embarassment from which I would be spared if I decided to keep it a secret.
I had a half-day at work today, so at 12:30 I went out to warm up my car. Started it, locked it, got out, shut doors. Yup. Locked my keys in my running car. And the worst part? The is not the first time I have done it! Even worse part? I drive Barb (coworker) nuts by always reminding her not to lock the keys in the car when she offers to start it for me.
AAA was wicked backed up today, so instead of being home by 1:15, I had to wait almost 2 hours at work -- car running the whole time -- for it to be unlocked. Rolled in here around 3:45. Ugh. I am a dumbass.
Bleh. (Don'cha just love my posts that begin with "bleh?") Well, this bleh is due to the fact that I still (yes, s-t-i-l-l, STILL) have brownish-yellow shit draining from my sinuses (except first thing in the morning when it's green) and although this is completely illogical (especially now that I have insurance) I am hell-bent not to go back to the doctor only to be put back on antibiotics. So I have been researching this morning...Doc and girls are in surgery, leaving me alone and bored at the front desk again...and I have come across a myriad of information regarding alternatives to antibiotics. My conclusion is that I need to up my intake of the immune supplement I already purchased, 'cause it contains all the things my research finds are good, and probably add some Olive Leaf Extract, which is supposedly a great antibacterial agent. The only weird thing is that the aforementioned immune supplement has a very strong smell and taste of olives and while it would make sense for it to contain Olive Leaf Extract (due to the taste, smell and general use for immune support), it is not listed as an ingredient. Hmmmm... Can you tell how fucking bored I am? Ha ha! Now you are too!!!
So...anyway...I know how much you all like to read about my bodily drippings (and Jana's! Ha ha! Or, maybe it's just that she likes to talk about them and you have no choice. Lol. Love you Jannie!) but I suppose I should go find something to do. Hope everyone has a lovely day. :o)
Posted @ 10:42 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Well, here it is: my new slutty Valentine layout. :o) Hope y'all like it. I have had just about enough of the snow, both on my computer and in my driveway.
Nothing new to reports, just wanted to say hi to everyone. Have a good Hump Day!
Posted @ 6:27 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2004
Jay is going to a friend's house tonite to jam (he's quite the musician *licks lips*) so I will be home alone and am hell bent on doing a new, sexy layout for which I am going to use the approach of Valentine's Day as an excuse. Before anyone gets a chance to accuse, I will admit: BSK.com's latest layout is indeed part of the inspiration and impetus behind this endeavor. So watch for it.
Here's a nibble of what's to come... I was downloading Jenna Jameson pics last nite. :oP Yummers! Anyone who says they don't like porn even a little is either lying or very tragically sheltered and/or deprived. (In my opinion, of course!)
Posted @ 10:57 AM
Thursday, January 08, 2004
So I am a little sad right now. We saw this beautiful, gigantic Maine Coon cat a couple weeks ago for a lump between the shoulder blades. I suspected it was a vaccine-induced fibrosarcoma (ugly cancer) but was hoping not. Dr. D removed it and sent it out for a pathology. Just read the results... It was indeed a fibrosarcoma. Very bad news.
The thing that really sucks and kinda makes me mad is that this cat's previous vet was a cat-specific doctor who I would expect not to be giving the type of vaccine that experts think causes this... There are 2 basic kinds of rabies vaccines: one you give every three years and it has a high risk of vaccine sarcomas, the other is a yearly vaccine with virtually no risk. So as much as people bitch and moan about having to pay for a vaccine every year instead of three, once the risks are explained to them, they always go with the annual. These people didn't know they had a choice or that there was a risk. Now this cat has a cancer that is very aggressive and though Dr. D removed the tumor, they usally come back. :o(
So I am just feeling sad for this kitty and his owners. This shouldn't have happened...
In other news... Dr. D said I should pick up some Afrin nasal spray for my congestion. Jay was worried about that because he says people become addicted to it. Well, it burns like a mo'fo and stinks like menthol (a stench you can't get away from 'cause it's in your nose) so I cannot fathom why anyone would want to use it if they don't absolutely have to! I have to admit it works, but damn! I will be happy when I don't need it anymore.
Guess that's all for today. Hope everyone's havin' a good one.
Posted @ 9:54 AM
Monday, January 05, 2004
Bleh. It's snowing like a mofo here. Dr. D and Sarah are in emergency surgery and I am alone at the front desk. Not that that isn't usually the case, 'cause I am almost always alone at the front desk. Just today it feels very alone. Lol. But I am watching the flakes fall and wishing it wasn't past Christmas. I am a Christmas freak but totally petered out this year, 'cause I was (still am) sick. So the snow is giving me little rushes of holiday spirit, about 2 weeks too late... I am an ass, I know.
Anyway, the sister issue has gotten bad again and while I desperately want to fill you all in (if for no other reason than to unburden myself a little), my asswipe father turned it into an email media event for his family and friends and I swore I wouldn't do that to her. In fact, I got into a huge fight with him because he did. She is not for public consumption and I will not sink to his level. I just wish I could talk about it more... :o( Bad things, major stress. I am trying very hard to keep my shit together.
I suppose I should scurry off and be productive. Hope everyone is having a lovely day, wherever you may be.
Posted @ 11:58 AM
Saturday, January 03, 2004
Well, it is Saturday nite and Jay and I have been going around in circles trying to decide what to do tonite. We have both been feeling shitty lately, so I have been reading/surfing/sleeping/watching TV and he has been playing on the XBox for 3 days. We're both about to go crazy from cabin fever. (Me especially, 'cause he's been playing Star Wars games and I have had to listen to the light saber noises for way too many hours!!!!!!) We have decided and then undecided to go see a band, go get dinner, go see a movie, go rent a movie, go shopping, make dinner here, play a board game, play a card game... He's in the shower now, hoping he'll have an epiphany while he's in there and give us some direction. How sad: two people who can't make a decision to save their lives! Lol.
Anyway, I felt like there was something wonderfully funny/poignant I needed to share with you all and now I don't know what it was. Oh well. Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday nite, whatever you decide to do!!
Posted @ 7:33 PM