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blanket fort by rustydog

The blanket fort is open.

I had dental work done on Friday. My jaw still hates me. Collapse )

So, the blanket fort is open for anybody who needs it. There is ice cream, and chocolate pudding. If you want anything crunchier than that, you'll have to bring your own. *g*
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Well. It's been quite some time since I've posted here. (Not that I've posted anywhere else, either!) The nudge was appreciated, guardian_chaos, even though it was three almost four weeks ago when you sent it. *facepalm* I've been sort of keeping up with my flist, but have been awful about commenting. When I get out of the habit, it's hard to start again. If I don't comment on people's serious problems, I feel bad commenting on the fluffier posts. Even though, if it's my journal, I'm always happy to hear from people about whatever. Probably I just need to get over myself and comment when the mood strikes. Because once I'm in the habit of it, it's easier to comment in general. What do you think? Is it annoying to get random comments from people you haven't heard from in a while when they didn't comment when you were struggling? Do you even pay attention to stuff like that?

Here are some places I've been while I haven't been here:

Lots of people on my Twitter feed seem to be following this tumblr: Unfuck Your Habitat, which is pretty darn motivational for getting things done. I find that I haven't been doing the 20/10 sort of things from that (work on something for 20 minutes, take a break for 10, repeat as necessary) but I think it has shifted my attitude toward "fix that thing that's bothering you NOW," which is helpful.

I love this blog: The Fat Nutritionist. I've linked here to the first post of hers that I read, but really, I'm ridiculously fond of her attitude in general.

I think that if 2012 has a theme for me, it's this: follow your instincts. At almost 42 years old, I think it's finally sinking in, and I think it works more often than it doesn't. Or at least, I find that I'm more unhappy when I don't follow my instincts and I turn out to have been right than when I do follow them and it turns out I was wrong. ...That sentence makes sense in my head.

...This kind of sounds like I'm getting it all together in the cleaning, food, and attitude department, and I'm very much not. (As anyone who was subjected to an email rant about my week last week knows all too well.) But I feel like I'm headed in a good direction, at least. What have y'all been up to?
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It's nice to know that the future of female geekdom in this town is secure. I tested a 16-year old today who is a HUGE Doctor Who fan. It was awesome. She says a lot of her friends from school watch it, too. It's an all-female private high school. (They're apparently very fond of Harry Potter as well.)

Just in case you're dying to know, her favorite Doctor is Ten, but she says Eleven is growing on her. *g*
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Well, that's my beautiful boy, my cat Sidney, gone. I had to take him to the vet today to be put to sleep.

Sid, in happier, and sassier, times:
Sid in cat tree

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eleven smiling by shadoes

Many thanks!

Kind of literally. Thanks so much to everybody who wished me happy birthday--yes, that was over a week ago. I'm sorry it's taken this long! I swear I look up and days (sometimes weeks) have somehow gone by. Special thanks to maubast for the Birthday Lemur (I love lemurs and just typing "birthday lemur" makes me happy) and to matsujo9 for the adorable bear. Also, I don't think I ever publicly thanked donutsweeper for the Baby Nelson.

People also made me wonderful birthday art, which I'll link to Collapse )

One day I will get used to my new (rapidly becoming not-new) schedule. Right? I'm really looking forward to the day when I'm not too tired to put sentences together by the time I get home. I miss you all!
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The State of the Me

First off, HUGE thanks to donutsweeper, who is lovely and sweet and who sent me flowers! Why did she send me flowers? I have a new job. Full-time with benefits ( good health insurance for the YAY) and working with people I worked with years ago and like. They took me out to lunch today to celebrate. My official start date is Monday, WOOT.

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We just got notices under our doors that the apartment complex, starting tonight, has a CURFEW. For everybody. After 10:00, we can be on the patio, or walking to or from our cars. Otherwise, we're supposed to be inside. If we're outside without ID, we can get tickets for tresspassing. Now, OK, I kind of doubt they'll enforce that; they probably just want the policy in place so security can harass question people who seem suspicious. But omgwtfbbq. I'm often out walking Nelson after 10:00. I guess we'll see how it goes tonight.

This does not make me feel safer, btw. It makes me feel trapped. And annoyed.

Apartment-dwellers, is this just a normal thing? Do you have curfews where you are?
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blanket fort by rustydog

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So. I used to think that I wanted my ridiculous-and-fairly-useless superpower to be the ability to pick the fastest-moving line in a store, but today I think I'd rather have the ability to know when it's just not worth it to get out of bed. Today has been the day of minor time-consuming inconveniences. Nothing bad, just annoying in spots and I would have gotten almost as much done if I'd just stayed in bed. But oh, well, I have junk food now and things are looking up. And I DO know the difference between an inconvenience and an actual problem; I had no problems today. But the inconveniences were stacked annoyingly deep.
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