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mirror months

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

In my mind, January and July are the two poles of the year, and the other months mirror around them. February = December March = November April = October May = September June = August The year makes so much more sense this way (to me). AND it means that November is the March of […]

in other news

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

I have now had my eyes dilated, so the good news is that I’m pretty sure I can get away with NOT doing it again for at least another four years. (They did not have the special picture-taking machine, sadly.) It was a weird experience in SO MANY ways. 1. The optometrist did not believe […]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

One of the challenges of working in an office-type environment is making sure you look “busy enough” to appease anyone who might be watching. This is a fool’s game, but workplaces are weird. Anyway, it means I read fic at work by downloading pdfs from AO3 and emailing them to myself. [This does not in […]

TRAVESTY (part 2)

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

After my accidental purchase of scented swiffer cloths, I figured I had three choices. 1) Take them back. Could be done, but ran the risk of getting me identified as a ‘difficult customer’ at a store I go to all the time. Also it was totally my fault for not reading the package carefully. 2) […]

hi, I’m boring

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Occasionally, my workplace has social-type events. Holiday parties, after-hours get-togethers, bowling nights, etc. Which means occasionally I have to find ways to get out of said events. And since the answer to ‘are you going to this event?’ is really never supposed to be ‘no, I don’t want to,’ regardless of how “voluntary” they are, […]

it’s bats all the way down

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

My workplace decorated the break room for Halloween, which mostly consisted of hanging paper bats on the wall. (It was cute! And we got donuts! A win-win.) But the wall in question was already holding the company’s yearly manifesto, or whatever it’s being called this year. (Apparently “plan” is just not dynamic enough, so there’s […]


Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Now that Halloween is over and it’s officially Christmas (I guess?!?!), might I recommend the site BlackerFriday. One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to get off the email mailing lists cluttering up my inbox with sales I didn’t take advantage of, and while this has been wonderful in many ways, it does […]

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s Halloween! My workplace does office Halloween, so we are (somewhat) encouraged to wear costumes. (Some bosses are more encouraging than others. Mine has chosen to take the whole week off, and has never uttered the word ‘Halloween’ in my presence, so I decided their opinion didn’t matter.) Anyway, I wanted to participate, but in […]

big work news

Monday, October 29th, 2018

It is New Vending Machine day at work! I’m pretty excited, because all workplaces need something to chatter about, and a new vending machine seems like it will be more interesting than the weather. In other news, my boss is on vacation this week, and my coworker is working from home for an unspecified period […]

winter plants update

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Just moved one of the purple shield cuttings out of water and into soil yesterday; keeping my fingers crossed it will do well there. I still have one purple shield cutting that’s doing the rooting thing in water and looking pretty good (thought not quite as robust as its friend), and one iresine cutting in […]