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On Weapons

Ugh this is making my heart race. The worst thing that's ever happened to me was my next-door neighbor trying to get into my apartment to sleep on the couch when she left her keys and phone in a cab. It was TERRIFYING especially because she was pounding on the door and jiggling the door knob without saying who it was.

The worst part by far, though, was that I tried calling 911 multiple times while I was barricaded in my bedroom and none of the calls went through. What would have happened if it had been a real break-in instead of a drunk friend?

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 11:34 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@coolallison yes. I am totally doing drynuary (starting the second week, when I get back from vacation).

I stopped drinking for a couple months and felt amazing and then started up again at Thanksgiving and have been feeling crappy since then. I don't even drink a ton and it makes a huge difference.

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@planforamiracle Thank you!!!! I was so nervous, I almost puked and was bright red the whole time. I also may have rehearsed with a coworker right before I went into my boss' office. I couldn't believe it worked!!

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Exciting thing: I worked up the nerve to take some more initiative at work and asked my boss if I could take the lead on research for a new program that I feel passionately about (something she mentioned in passing a few months ago and I hadn't heard any more about since) and SHE SAID YES! And passed over her whole file to me and now I'm in the extreme extreme early stages of research to start an outreach program for art/music therapy at my organization. I'd been looking for a new job but now the prospect of starting a WHOLE NEW PROGRAM is making me rethink that.

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@SmartCookie I come from a mole-y people and we have them removed all the time! It makes me feel squicky to think about but is always not at all big deal or painful.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

GUYS MY AUCTION MADE ALMOST $10,000 MORE THAN MY BOSS' GOAL!!! It made $2,000 more than my goal (my boss may or may not have NO faith in my ability to do my job). It ended up making about 30% more than they did in 2012 - I started two weeks after it ended last year, so I was especially excited since it was my first year running it!

My coworkers took me out to lunch to celebrate and people kept congratulating me all day - it was the first time in a year I really felt like a useful part of my team! My boss, however, has still not acknowledged to me that the auction happened and keeps trying to give credit to my coworker (he is very kindly and stubbornly continuing to remind her that I did all the work).

I am very proud and very frustrated and trying to focus on the proud part and forget about the frustrated part.

Writing this out is making me feel all warm and excited again!!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm 9

On Friday Open Thread

@adorable-eggplant
2 roughly chopped heads of cauliflower, chopped onion, a couple cloves of garlic, salt, pepper & a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes. 4~ hours on high, 6~ on low (until cauliflower is soft). Serve with salty parmesan cheese, crusty bread and dry white wine! This is what I made for dinner tonight :-)

You can also do it on the stovetop in a big pot & cook for 1~ hour. Sometimes I do 1 cauliflower & potato chunks, sometimes I add red pepper flakes or parm rinds. Its super yummy and really easy to modify...

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm 0

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With the Fug Girls

omg I haven't even read this yet but I may have given a little yelp of excitement!!! I <3 the Fug Girls! They responded to a tweet of mine once and that was probably my most amazing Internet Moment ever.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm 0

On Did We Buy Any Cool Stuff This Weekend?

I am pumped to say that I just found a replacement pair of my favorite neon red pumps on sale online for 75% off!!!

I'd bought them in the spring, wore them and wore them and wore them until one of the heels started to pop off. I took them to my shoe repair last week and they said it would be about $50 to fix since they would have to take it apart and put it back together.

I was idly searching for a new pair of red shoes on Cyber Monday sales and found THE SAME EXACT PAIR in my size for $40. I AM SO EXCITED TO GET THESE BABIES IN THE MAIL.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm 0

On Wednesday Open Thread

Our HR Director just walked around and told us to leave at 4, yay!!

Also I just bought 2 rugs for $75 (black and white stripe for kitchen, grey and white striped runner for our long, skinny "sun room") and I'm so excited for them to come in the mail! I've been waiting and waiting to find the right rugs - they're like the last two things I needed to finish up our apartment!

Also also a work update: My auction that opened last Friday is ROCKING (knock on wood) - we're almost at 60% of our total goal and we're not really expecting bidding to pick up until this weekend (it ends Monday). Yeah!

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm 1