Archive for January, 2015

good to know

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Thing you should probably never do at a work event: ride a mechanical anything (In this case it was a shark. I know. Actually, I don’t know. Who thinks of these things? Apparently there is a whole industry that caters to the ‘somewhat tasteless work party’ crowd, with an array of mechanical animals that can […]

“why do we even have that lever?”

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Tuesday marked the second time my workplace has asked me to take the Myers-Briggs personality type test. (Not the full-length official test, just the free online short version.) Which is cool, in theory — I can see where they’re coming from. Makes sense to know a bit more about how everyone in the group experiences […]

snowpocalypse in review

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Work: Upside: didn’t lose power! Downside: had no excuse not to work from home. (Upside: got paid!) Cat: At one point during the day he started pawing at one of the cupboard doors. It has dishes in it. (Not his dishes.) Does he hear mice? Ghosts? Just likes the way it feels on his paws? […]


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

My workplace is closed for the day. Sort of. I mean, the building is closed, and we’re not supposed to go there, but we can work from home. Which means remotely logging onto computers that are at the building that’s closed. (Supposedly, this is optional. But you don’t get paid for the day if you […]

Monday memorable quote

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Of all the really cool parts from A Beautiful Lifetime Event, by astolat, this is the one line I usually remember. (Okay, I remembered it totally wrong, which has been true for most of these — in my memory it was “I didn’t realize I was already married,” but the memo part was so great […]


Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Yesterday morning I had plans to go to the grocery store before the snow started, but by the time I got up, it was already snowing. Not so much that I *couldn’t* have gone out, but enough to discourage me. “No problem,” I thought. “I have plenty of food!” Mm. Not so much, actually. I […]

fic o’ the month club

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

I have written a January fic! Dedicated to *Andrea, who watched the movie with me and inspired this story! Title: There’s Always Tomorrow (unless you time travel into the past) Fandom: Annie (2014) Summary: Annie got her happy ending. What about the rest of them? Tags: ridicu!fic, time travel, happy ending Author’s Note: starandrea’s post-viewing […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

I have zero pinboard tags for The Emperor’s New Groove. AO3 has 33 listed works for The Emperor’s New Groove. Since I do not have today off from work, and did not think of this yesterday, I leave this as a placeholder and a reminder for myself — maybe check some of those out! (As […]

happy happy birthday!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Yay birthdays! I’m a little astonished at how accepted it seems to be at my current job to take your birthday off from work. Everyone does it! So now it’s my birthday, and I’m taking the day off, and I’m all… what are you supposed to do when you take your birthday off? (I’m actually […]

car starter update

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The Good: When I start my car with my usual key, I have to leave the key in the ignition while I go back inside. The car won’t let me lock the doors (probably smart), so my car sits unlocked and running. Totally fine at home when it was in the driveway, more nerve-wracking when […]