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I am declaring tomorrow Anti-Procrastination Day!  I'm going to do some of the things I've been putting off:

a) Put my new license plate on.
b) Sweep up all the damn cat hair and mop.
c) Put away all the random crap I've left in the living room.
d) Backup personal computer and clean it so I can take it to Best Buy and get the screen fixed without them making judge-y remarks about it being dirty like they did last time.
d) Go buy laundry detergent so I can do laundry.
e) Start laundry.

That last one might not happen, as tomorrow night is my birthday karaoke party!  So excite!

This week has been sort of a non-entity for me.  My BFF called last night, and when I went to tell her what I'd been up to since we talked last week, it was basically, "Er. I played tennis one night."  That's okay though - it's been a hectic summer and I needed to veg a bit.  Plus between this weekend and Dragon*Con coming up weekend after next, it'll be good to have some rest.

And if I'm going to get anything done tomorrow, I suppose I should go to bed soon.


*Lest you think this is apropos of something, it's not.  I'm just going back to my 'song lyrics that's on the radio as journal title' phase.


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 So very tired.

I had today off work, and I had a doctor's appointment and a dentist appointment so I had to get up early and head into downtown.  Well, Midtown really but I find that confusing in Atlanta because really they are next door to each other. So weird.  Then I ran over to the library, where I got, among other things, Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.  I was getting another book by the same author, and was sucked in by the cover.



That's Matt Bomer, isn't it?  The guy in the back?  Or just someone who really, really, really looks like him?

I also went to see Spiderman again.  I had a free pass.  It was as good the second time.  Spiderman isn't my favorite superhero, I generally find him a little whiny, but I like this iteration so far.  

Then I came home, at lunch/dinner, and cleaned up a bit.  Then I absolutely crashed out.  I fell asleep on my couch; I never do that.  I hope it doesn't throw me off tonight, as I'm driving to Asheville tomorrow to meet up with my parents and my sister for the weekend.  They decided at the weekend that they wanted to get away for a week or so and are coming out to the mountains to get away from the awful heat and dryness of the midwest right now.  

Also tomorrow, I am getting my first ever mammogram.  It's a few years early, but my doctor wants me to have a baseline on file, which makes sense.  I'm still a little nervous though.
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 Wow, my motivation to do anything work related tonight is low to non-existent.  Which really doesn't bode well for tomorrow, but oh well.  

Things that are good today:
  • Despite not really wanting to be here, I had a good day.  My clients are nice, and the director complimented my training skills after class.
  • I watched that new Aaron Sorkin thing, Newsroom.  It's not perfect, but damn that man writes a good rant.  Like on West Wing, he writesthings that make me want to fight for a better world.  Also, hi Jesse Eisenberg, I heard what you did there.
  • I'm tired and I can't think of a third thing.  Oh - Harry Styles changing his twitter pic to him in front of Atlanta's giant aquarium.  I appreciatetheir appreciation of my city.
  • I finally got to use a photocopier to blow up the pattern I need to make a gift for my sister-in-law's baby shower.  Unfortunately it's next week and I likely won't get it finished, but hey.  Progress.
Things that are not good today:
  • I shouldn't ought to have had that giant iced mocha at 9:30 last night.  Five hours of sleep is not enough.
  • Concentration, smoncentration.
  • Worried about my brother, who gets out of hospital tonight.
  • Colorado is on fire.

That's all I got.

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Oh, so tired. I don't know how everyone else commutes every day and starts the day so early. I am spoiled.

This time of year is always rough at work - we're racing to make budget & they squeeze a lot in. For me, that means I end up training instead of my usual interfaces which is stressful because I don't do it all the time. Next week won't be so bad - interface onsite, which means I have to travel to Orlando but at least it'll be in my comfort zone. The next week will be hell though. Currently I'm scheduled to work with 4 different clients, a new one each day, each in a different time zone. This will also mean 4 sets of paperwork. Ugh. I'm tired just thinking about it.

My roommate should be back this weekend, she's been on a 3-week vacation. I've been taking care of her cat while she's gone, which I don't mind doing, but. Her cat is kind of a pain in the ass. Normally, she stays in M's room and I don't see much of her, but now that I'm feeding her she wants to be where I am. Which wouldn't be a problem except for she's mean to my cat. Like tried to bite her three times last night mean. So if she's near me, Cinnamon stays away. I'll be happy when M gets home so I don't have to deal with the whole thing any more.

Also, I haven't gotten Scott's xmas gift yet and I can't think of a single thing he'd want.

I really just want to spend a few days holed up in bed, doing cross-stitch and watching hulu. Is that too much to ask?
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Tomorrow's Agenda:

930: Stumble downstairs for breakfast
10: Walk on treadmill
11-1: Clean up self, house
1-hopefully 7: Work
7-9: Tennis
9: Pick up food

We'll see, anyway. I may be being optimistic about getting done with work in time to get to tennis.

This weekend was kind of blah. I went to tennis on Friday night despite having a headache; playing didn't make it worse, but it also didn't make it better. I went home instead of going out like I normally do, and then I slept most of the day away on Saturday. Like, I slept til noon, then took a nap at two. I was finally getting around to doing a couple of things when Scott called and invited me down to dinner and a movie.

While I was there, he mentioned that he might have a lead on a renter for me if I wanted it. I said no, but now I'm re-thinking it. He said she's looking for something short-term. It would mean moving my drumkit to the basement, and moving the guestroom stuff into the packing room, and my guest bathroom would be for the renter. I've emailed him to say that I might be interested after all. I think it would depend on meeting her, her not being allergic to cats, and being willing to stay at least 6 months. The extra cash would be nice, though.

Then today, I slept more, then went grocery shopping. I start back on my meal plan on Tuesday, and I am looking forward to it! I need to detox after a month of travelling. I don't want to step back on the scale though, ugh. I think I'll leave that til next week. After that, I came home and cleaned up the kitchen & the living room a bit (possibly due to thinking about having a roommate and me being a slob) while ruminating on how unfair it is that things get dirty when you're barely there to use them. I spent the rest of the evening working on my photo album for 2006 - I did all of May's trip to Paris, and laid out June. *sigh* I miss international travelling. Just the fun touristy parts, not the actual work. I keep reminding myself of that.

Oh, and I didn't win the lottery last week. I have three more chances on the ticket I bought, where I am betting that I will continue not to win the lottery. Which really is too bad as my plan for my winnings gets more detailed every day.
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So this weekend I had these grand plans of re-doing the wire shelving in my bedroom and bathroom closets. Why are such simple projects never actually simple? Why do the people at Lowe's and Home Depot never actually helpful? Anyway, now my house is a mess and I haven't had the time/energy to go get the things I need to fix them. The shelf I had cut for the closet is a quarter-inch too long, which was frustrating - I got soooo close to getting it put up, but then was DENIED. And then I realized that the shelving I bought for the bathroom is narrower, and wouldn't fit the clips I had bought. Sigh.

It's all led to this feeling of frustration over not being able to actually finish things, which bizarrely makes me want to sit and do nothing.

Things...

Feb. 9th, 2011 09:52 pm
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Thing #1:
Four years ago, I bought a house. Some days I'm happier about that than others, but my mother said something to me at Thanksgiving that touched me. She said, "You've really made a home here." And I have, in a lot of ways. I just can't believe it's been four years already.

Thing #2:
Weight loss! I am down 7 pounds since January 1! I am posting about this on my weight-loss journal if you'd like to follow along. It is here. Mostly I am just trying to eat right and exercise more. Such an ingenious approach, I know! I have started going to hot yoga classes, which has been fun. Last night I hurt my bicep trying to do something that I'm sure has a fancy name, but in my mind is called "Flailing Turtle" as that is what I looked like trying to do it.

Thing #3:
In fannish news, I have fallen head-first into Star Trek reboot fanfic. There is soooo much of it, and it's all science-y with added telepathy and I am hooked. I have started watching the original series on CBS.com, and OMG. OMG. OMG. They are so unintentionally hilarious! The outfits with obvious sparkly rick-rack trim! The episode called Spock's Brain, where hottie aliens steal Spock's Brain! Featuring robot Leonard Nimoy. It is awesome times. Also, there was just a character on the episode of Castle that I just watched whose first name was Vulcan. Is that an acceptable first name now?

Thing #4:
Which has led to my next "thing," which is that now I have a giant crush on Zachary Quinto, who played Spock. So now I'm watching Heroes just to see him with non-Vulcan eyebrows. It's not bad, but if you aren't into comics, I can see why it wouldn't work for you. After that, I'm probably going to watch the season of '24' he's in. '24', people! I hate that show, and yet I will watch it. My love, it is pure. :)

And that's what's new with me!

Tired

Jan. 20th, 2011 12:46 pm
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I am sooooo over this week. My site that should have been easy kept having delays, and I hate delays. I hate waiting on other people, when I can't do anything. It's done now, but ugh.

Anyway, I've been pretty productive this week, doing laundry, making appointments, going to yoga, working on my photo album. I still feel like there's SO MUCH to be done. I'm trying to keep up my New Year's resolution to procrastinate less, but I'm having to figure out how to balance that with wanting to do all the things.

So my goal for tonight is to do two things:
1. One hour of yoga
2. Organizing my October photos.

And no beating myself up for not doing all the other things.
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You know what will mess with you?

Writing fluffy Adam Lambert AI8 fic while in the background watching an episode of Criminal Minds where the serial killer is named Adam.
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So I didn't work at a cafe today.

I overslept, then I got stressed thinking about how I was going to swing being out and about and having to get myself to a tennis match at 6:30pm. Did I try to get back to the house in time? Did I take clothes with me? And by then it was noon, so instead I just ran to get my dry cleaning and grabbed some lunch and came back to the house.

I am going to go out tomorrow though. I already have my stuff gathered up and in one spot, and a list of cafes to try out. *determined face*

I'm worn out from my match though - it was my first singles match of the fall K-Swiss season. Singles is soooo much more work than doubles! Which is why I wanted to do it, and why I don't actually enjoy it as much. I had a lot of unforced errors, and I spent most of the first set trying to remember singles strategy. I lost, but it was a close game - 6-7, 6-7. However, it took FOREVER. We got there at 6:30, and then had to wait about an hour for a court to become available. And we didn't get done til about 9:45pm. So that was my whole night gone.

Now I'm in that weird place where I haven't eaten dinner, but if I don't eat I'll get hungry just as I go to bed. Plus according to the website I'm using to track my food intake, I am apparently dead even on calories - I've eaten the amount I'm supposed to for the day, but the tennis burned it all off. Maybe I'll have a pudding cup.

Zzzzzzzzz. Sorry, are you still awake. Boring entry is boring. :)

Sadness

Sep. 11th, 2010 11:53 pm
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Today was not a good day. I don't even want to go into why - it's mostly a general mood thing, with some extra family stuff on top. I keep watching movies tonight that make me cry, and I think it's more me than the movies. I wish... I wish I was happier right now.

Ah, well:
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Tonight was trivia night with the girls! Fun times, we were tied for first til the final question, which we blew. Oh well!

I usually come on (or at least back when there was a 'usually' to my posts) and tell you what I've done with my weekend, but this time I thought I'd share my upcoming plans.

Friday:
I have tomorrow off for my annual checkup, then I'm going to spend the afternoon cleaning my house, which has become a pig sty. After, of course, I take my four-month old iPod Touch back to Best Buy because it now will not hold a charge. Grrr. I hope I don't lose any info in my apps. Then in the evening, I will go to tennis drills and then out for tacos with friends, aka Tennis & Taqueria.

Saturday:
Yard work, yard work, yard work. Time to tame the jungle! Fingers crossed for me that there's no reoccurence of the Great Poison Ivy Incident of 2010. In the evening, I think I will work on my photo albums. I'm super behind on them as well; I lost all motivation for things that were not sitting on the couch watching TV for a couple of months.

Sunday:
Tennis!

And somewhere in there, I've got to catch up on my sleep, ugh.
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Just as a reminder, I'm still (sporadically) posting to my weight-loss journal. Here's a link to today's post about my June goals and reward eating.
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Some of you may have noticed, I like to tell stories. Lately, I haven't been writing so many of them down, but I'm still telling them in my head, only just to myself. One of the things that I do when I can't sleep is to tell myself the story of how my life will be one day, if I meet the right guy (always a celebrity - I don't necessarily want to be famous, but I wouldn't mind being famous-adjacent), or finally write publish a novel, or whatever. Harmless fun.

On Friday night, I was doing this but this time I picked a new scenario. Winning the lottery! Tons of fun, no work required, and you can get all new stuff! So I immediately began planning what I would do with the money. I figured not to get too far ahead of myself, so I decided my win would be $2 million - just enough to be life-changing without having to support everyone I've ever met for the rest of my life. After taxes, I'm guessing that would be somewhere around the 1.4 mil mark (I don't actually know how that works, but I figure the government takes at least a third.)

And then I thought about what I would change in my life to make it easier. Not my job, my job is pretty easy most days. I don't want plastic surgery or designer clothes or anything in that realm. The one thing I'd change if I could is the neighborhood I live in. Don't get me wrong, I like my house, and my neighborhood isn't bad, but if I could, I would live in downtown Decatur. It has everything I like to do, it's close to most of my friends, and it's a pedestrian area (for Atlanta, anyway) - I could walk to tennis, to the bars and restaurants, to live music, to public transportation.

Out of curiosity, I went online to look to see what it would cost to get a house in that area... and found a townhouse I really like next to the tennis courts and the library. It has a downstairs bedroom that would be perfect for when my parents come to visit, and a bay window for my cat, a two car garage, and a deck! I might possibly have driven by it last night on my way to go grocery shopping (obsessive Vix is obsessive.) So between that and paying off my mortgage on my current home, that's half a mil gone. I figured I would invest $25,000 or so in my current home, and then sell or rent it (in my head, to someone deserving, like a single mother who can't get a loan the regular way. I like the idea of helping someone like that, although it probably wouldn't work out.)

Then I'd want a new car, and to invest for retirement, and to give money to my family and friends.

It's a fun fantasy, it's definitely kept me occupied this week. But the hilarious part? I've never played the lottery. Ever. I don't know how to buy a ticket, it kind of intimidates me. But I might start playing once a month or something. It's nice to have something to hope for, even knowing that it's a pipe dream.

So what would you do with the money?

Argh...

May. 1st, 2010 11:34 pm
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All week long my thoughts have gone like this, "Should post something to LJ so people know I'm still alive. Eh, too tired, fuck it."

Tonight? Eh, too tired, fuck it.

Done!

Mar. 5th, 2010 12:49 am
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I finished my photo album! :D Or, at least, it's all put together. I'm sure that I'll flip through it and find something that needs fixing or adjusting.

I've also been going back through my old LJ entries and tagging them, which I think I mentioned. What I have discovered is that I used to do a lot of memes, and I was sick a lot when I was on the road, and I whined about my job a lot. Good times.
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Day 25: Your day, in great detail

I woke up with the cat on top of me, as per usual. Then I hit snooze three times. Then I reset my alarm to get up an hour later, but only made it half an hour before the guilt (and the sound of my cell phone ringing) got me up. I had my usual breakfast of oatmeal and chocolate milk while watching an episode of Supernatural on TNT (Heart, one of my favorites).

Then I made my way down to my office to start up my laptop and do my one assigned task of the day, an interface preparation call for a client that I'd prepped last week but then figured out we hadn't done everything needed. Afterward, I chatted with my team lead on IM, then my cat decided to chat with him, then I yelled at her to get off my keyboard.

I came back upstairs and had lunch, two mango & black bean quesadillas, yummy! I watched a little bit of the Olympics - women's curling, Switzerland vs China I think. Back to work, I started watching our support queue to help them out, and grabbed a couple of cases. One I emailed the instructions to, the other I called and left a message. He never called back. Odds he will call on Monday when I'm actually busy, 100%. Gave up on pretending to work around 4pm.

Went into my craft room and worked on my photo album from my month in Toulouse. I have it all lined out, but wasn't happy with the paper I'm using. It's lovely, almost too pretty to use! But there are too many patterns too close together. I tried to find some neutral papers in my overly large paper selection, but everything was either too busy or the wrong shade. :(

Began the Friday night texting marathon of 'what are you/we doing' between K and my tennis friends. Discovered that my tennis partner for tomorrow had called to cancel; arranged another match in its place. Took shower (you thought I'd left that out? No, I'm just a lazy slob.) Then I put on my tennis clothes, checked my work email one more time before shutting the computer down for the weekend, gave the cat a treat, and then headed into town to go to tennis drills.

Chatted with my tennis coach for twenty minutes before he decided that really, no one else was coming to drills and so they were cancelled. Texted my friend who was planning to come, and we made plans to meet later for dinner instead. Headed back to the house, changed clothes, took another look at the photo album. Realized I had time, so I headed to Michaels Craft store. Picked out a nice neutral beige that will be an offset to the pattern frenzy, 25 sheets for $6. Lusted over a beautiful set of textured neutral paper, but since it was $20 I decided not to. My hobby, it is expensive. Also, on the way to the checkout, saw a two pack of Reeses Easter eggs. Cannot resist! They are the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate!

Drove back into town, headed for Wahoo Grill. Ate 1 of the Easter eggs on the way. Arrived to discover that there was no parking and an hour wait. We went to Figo instead, an Atlanta chain of Italian restaurants. Had bruschetta, a spinach salad, and a really lovely ravioli with marscapone (sp) and Vidalia onions. And a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, yay!

Came home, toyed briefly with the idea of working more on the photo album but abandoned it after clearing off my work area. Fed the cat, scooped the litter box. Poured myself a glass of milk and set down to watch the Olympics and eat the second Reeses Egg. Started sorting songs on my ipod into playlists. Watched Apollo Ohno get disqualified and be kind of pissy about it.

And now, I'm thinking bed time.

Future Days )

*sigh*

Feb. 17th, 2010 12:37 am
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And now is the time of day where I castigate myself for all the things I didn't do today. Today's transgressions include watching my Netflix DVDs, trying to get out the water stains from my kitchen table (I've read ironing works, gonna give it a whirl), working on my iPod playlists, and I'm sure a million other things if I let myself think of them. Again I say, *sigh*

Can winter be over now, please?
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Today was just sort of a blah day all around. It was rainy and gray... except for ten minutes around 3pm when the sun almost came out. I worked, and watched all the Top Chef episodes even though I'd seen most of them. I got a blizzard from Dairy Queen. The cat knocked over my flowers and spilled water everywhere, but thankfully didn't get hurt or break the vase.

That's all I got today.
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I'm back. I've gone from skip=400 to current on LJ tonight, and found out that Panic at the Disco is splitting up and LoudTwitter is no longer posting my twitter stuff on LJ and that the internet just generally sucks right now. I am sad.

Also, I miss my cat.

More soon about my vacation and more crazy cat-lady adventures and stuff but now? Bed.

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