It suddenly started to rain a few minutes ago so I ran to the window and smiled as I listened to the rain and looked up into the orangish glow of the sky. It was the first time all evening I didn’t feel like crying.
For my friends celebrating Samhain
Samhain is here, cold is the earth, as we celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. Tonight we speak to those through the veil, the lines between worlds are thin and frail. Ghosts and spirits in the night, magical beings rising in flight, owls hooting up in a moonlit tree, I don’t fear you and you don’t fear me. As the sun goes down, far to the west, my ancestors watch over me as I...
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss...– Michelangelo
I’m one of the badass-senoritas. It has to be true cause @davislove said so. Your argument is invalid.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were...– Thomas Edison
royaltygt: No, computer, really… Thanks for realizing that it’s Friday afternoon and I really just want to go home cause my office smells like Lysol and my student workers suck. I mean, I can’t imagine a better way to say “hey guy, I’m thinking about ya” than totally losing connectivity to the networked printer. …right when I’m trying to finish my last task of the day. I think that’s...
whitewinesangria: bestofwikipedia: Mamihlapinatapai is a word from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”, and is considered one of the hardest words to translate. It describes “a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start.”...
Safari Cards →
karinanotcinerina: Never forget. Oh god I had forgotten! LOVE THEM! OMG! I’d forgotten too! I had those and they may still be packed in a box somewhere in NOLA.
They're My Shoes, Not Yours
cravenheart: trixieboots: Someone on Twitter has now sent me the same @reply for the third time in response to a shoe photo. It says, “Nice shoes, but I probably wouldn’t wear them.” I don’t know what to say to this exactly and so far have said nothing. These are answers I’m considering: Umm, okay. That’s why they’re my shoes and not yours. I’m not trying to sell them to you. My bad!...
Sometimes the alarm doesn't go off
If I’d stuck with my first go at today the results would not be so great. Apparently, after staying up way to late with phone calls about corsets and such I forgot to set my alarm. So when I woke up this morning and saw 8:18am on the clock (I supposed to leave at 8:30am) my first thought was “what’s today.” That’s never a good sign. But I’ve worked late several...
Hotmail guy = emoticon guy. BTW.
piscesinpurple: And the real reason he’s a no-go is that he lives on the other side of the Atlantic motherfucking Ocean. <3 That’s why I’m focusing on my hypothetical love life. I can make the guys live wherever I want.
From zero to Undead Sexy in less than 48 hours
My friend M just called to see if I wanted to dress in Jedi gear and be in the Halloween parade and/or then change into some fetish gear to attend the Undead Sexy Fetish Ball. He suggested I do Undead Big Barda. He couldn’t comprehend the fact that I might not be going out on Halloween since that’s his favorite holiday. He kept trying to sell me on the group aspect of it even though I...
Five True Things Thursday
Five True Things: Secrets. Facts. Experiences. Moments from your day. Your five things could be anything, anything at all that proves you have in fact been breathing all these years. Be brave, make it interesting and share a new Five True Things each week on Thursday. 1. My first bed was a drawer. When I first heard this I had this image of my parents closing me in a dresser and was a little...
Freaking out a teeny bit
mathcat345: I won’t go into details, but my next surgery involves installing a mesh into a private part of my body. The part of the explanation that freaked me out a teeny bit was when the surgeon explained that part of this mesh is made up of skin…someone else’s skin that was donated in the same way as organs are donated. I wanted to ask why he couldn’t use some of my skin. I have plenty and...
Well call me a donut and sign me up! →
nolagrrlnyc: snip of the rest of me being snippy Internal Me: For f***sake we have offered her every medium except the psychic variety. Shall I see if Patricia Arquette is available? Gawrsh, I’ll bet IR is really super-nice and a sweetheart and everyone there lurves her. When polled as to whether people would rather hire the nice-but-incompetent or the rude-but-capable person, the numbers...
My boss: IR wasn't here because she said she had a doctor's appointment. But I don't really think that was it. I think she didn't want to come to class because she didn't finish the online program.
External Me: Well, I knew she wasn't going to be here. Her supervisor approved the day off, forgetting about the class.
Internal Me: I mean we only emailed the students and supervisors like three times to remind them so clearly it was our fault.
My boss: IR is really having trouble with the medium. [The medium being online courseware that is easier to navigate than most email accounts. And IR is a legal secretary whose skill set should include fairly complex multitasking and use of various electronic gadgetry including phones, faxes, MFDs, PCs, etc.]
External Me: It's not the medium.
Internal Me: Here we go again. Let's find an excuse for why we allow people completely incapable of doing their jobs to remain here.
My boss: Oh, but she is really struggling with it. She gets confused. She's just not going to be able to finish it in that medium.
Internal Me: So you're admitting that she is incapable of doing her job.
External Me: Well, we have visited her in person to explain it, she has it available in printed form and online and several of us have done this multiple times. It's not the medium.
Internal Me: For f***sake we have offered her every medium except the psychic variety. Shall I see if Patricia Arquette is available?
The rainy weather is making my bangs curl out but I can’t decide yet if it looks like little horns or wings.
Oh there you go again using facts to be logical.– My coworker just now
Why I love kids.
mayafish: royaltygt: A friend of mine was asking her five year old son what he wanted to be for halloween. He had two costumes to pick from, Batman and Superman. So she leaves him alone, believing he’ll have to think about it for a while, but he immediately walks out of the room with the Superman costume. So she asked him, what made you pick Superman so fast. And he answers her in this super...
The only geography that really matters to my happiness is the space between my...– Me
I’m like a cork. I get bounced around, dunked under but bob back up to the surface. I’m basically going to go with the flow, floating with the currents rather than against them. And, no, I didn’t just pull myself out of a bottle of wine.
I really want a geeky girl. I want a girl to make Star Wars soundbites in bed.– Me to Kimber. She apparently doesn’t get my geeky love. (via pie0) You are in good company. At my birthday party a couple of years ago a guy I had been out with a few times showed up with, among other things, a postcard he found at the sci-fi bookstore that he thought I might like. It was about...
I'm like the Titanic today ... but I think I found...
I’m clearly taking on water (luckily the ruffles on my blouse conceal the increasingly straining buttons. I was holding steady until a few minutes ago. Then I started to sink. Yes, I’m sure there is a hormonal component to my mood but I wouldn’t wish the torment of dealing with medical insurers and hospitals and billing people and whatnot on my worst enemy. More hysterical phone...
Day One without an iPod
yhf: So virtually since the Shuffle first came out, I’ve always had an ipod of some kind on my person and within range of a set of speakers that could play the things on it. However, yesterday, I dropped my most recent acquisition of an iPod nature and it refused to power on anymore. snip, snip, snip (just a little off the top or from the middle I suppose) The upshot of this is that I’m...
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many...– Alexander Graham Bell OK, who wants to join forces and make great things happen?
Some of our secretaries are so cute (please insert sacastic posture, smirk, scoff and/or eye roll here — reader’s choice). They think they can avoid using the new apps if they just keep clicking No when they get prompted to update their PCs. Resistance is futile; we will drag you kicking and screaming into the 20th (nope that’s not a typo) century.