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In the last few days, Zeus had a massive allergic reaction to, well, something. No clue what. Poor guy has massive, massive skin itching and flaking. The itching is bad enough he's licking raw spots in his skin. :( He's been to the vet, who gave me a bunch of suggestions on how to treat it. Went to my aunt's to make use of her walk-in shower and give him a bath. Hopefully that will help. Also on allergy medication, and some stuff for his skin.

In other news, I have an interview in Houston this week. Keep your fingers crossed.

Ick

Aug. 20th, 2012 11:34 am
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Yesterday, being Sunday, I had planned to sleep in. The dog had other plans. This occurred sometime between 6:30 and 7 am:

Dog: Get up! Time to get up! Gotta pee and eat food!
Me: No, not yet. Still sleeping. We'll get up later.
Dog: *throws up on bed*
Me: I'm up! I'm up! Geez!

Great way to start the day, huh?

In other news, my SiL is pregnant, so I'm going to be an aunt. Kinda shocking, because part of me is still like "My baby brother can't procreate. He's ony, what, 12?" But I've started in on crocheting a baby blanket as a gift.

Long day

Jul. 23rd, 2012 07:37 pm
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One of our vendors couldn't seem to find our account in their system. They found it eventually. After nearly an hour of me on hold. Ugh.

Also, my office smelled like a tuna sandwich.
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My God, I have pale legs. I could just about blind someone.
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It's gotten hot here and they haven't hooked up the swamp coolers yet. For those not from this part of the country, cheap cooling often done with evaporative ("swamp") coolers, where air moving over wets pads is cooled by evaporation and goes through the same vents as the heater. So, each fall and spring you have to unhook one and hook up the other.

The heat makes it hard to sleep. I'm so tired that my muscles ache. Even with a shower right before bed and a fan blowing directly on me, it's too hot to really sleep until about 1 or 2 in the morning, so I toss and turn until then. When I wake up the first time in the morning, I can barely move and usually fall back asleep for another hour.

My office is quite cool, which helps in some ways (keeps me from being even sleepier than I would be) and hinders in others (I want to bring a light blanket from home and nap under my desk).
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Co-worker: So, what are you doing this weekend?
Me: Going to see a movie, and designing a board game
Co-worker: Really? What movie?

I actually am designing a board game, but no one seems to know what to say to that. Oh, and the movie is The Cabin in the Woods.
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Me: Sometimes, I have the urge to burst into a room, yell "For Science!" and then leave before anyone can react.
Friends: Yes, bu that's because you're insane.
Me: When did I ever claim otherwise?
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We make First Contact in 51 years. I'll be 82.

Huh

Apr. 4th, 2012 07:50 pm
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The eczema on my arm is shaped a little like a squid. A roughly oval shape with tendrils stretching down.
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Have you ever noticed that some words are just fun to say? A couple of my favorites are bassoon and alpaca. Also, the alpaca relative, guanaco.

It bugs me

Apr. 3rd, 2012 03:39 pm
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I hate it when misogynists claim that feminism somehow seeks to castrate them. If you point out that their dicks are still very much attached to their bodies, they'll come back with some claim of how it's symbolic castration (or they'll claim that actual castration is the future goal, but that's why their "fighting the good fight" against equality now). Look, women living their lives is not symbolic castration. Taping a picture of a man to a banana or hot dog and then putting it down the garbage disposal while laughing maniacally is symbolic castration.
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Since tomorrow is April 1 and a Sunday, I kinda want to run around telling people that Jesus came back.
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Last night, I had a dream where I was debating Social Security Disability coverage. I think I was trying to explain why people's objections to it were stupid. I should note that this is not the first time I remember having dreams about debating politics.

Might explain why I'm a little tired today. One of the students said "Can you believe it's already Friday?" and all I could say was "Yes. Yes, I can."
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The problem with using a clip of favorite music for your ringtone is that if you hear the music, you start reaching for you phone.

Oh, Dear

Mar. 6th, 2012 11:36 am
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A sign that, perhaps, I watched too much House in the past: I went to type Watson and typed Wilson, instead.
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Sometimes things come out of my mouth and I have no clue where they came from or what they mean. Here's a couple examples:

* "He's so awesome; he should be bronzed and hung on the wall."

* "You know how it is. Rock breaks scissors, kitten eats moose."

I'm not going to bother with providing you the context for these comments, because it doesn't matter. They don't make any more sense in context than they do out of context. They just plain don't make sense. In case anyone is wondering, the first comment is NOT a reference to Han Solo in carbonite. I think it maybe was a reference to the idea that they should make an award for that person's awesomeness, but I'm still not quite sure what I meant. As for the second comment, I've got nothing.

Sleeeeepy

Feb. 27th, 2012 10:44 am
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I am so not awake. I had my balcony door open to enjoy the great weather yesterday, but my downstairs neighbor, it turns out, was outside smoking. Allergies are not fun. And I was out of the non-drowsy stuff. But I figured, hey, it's around 8, I'll take the drowsy stuff and go to bed early to sleep it off.

Cue me waking up at 8 am, and barely able to keep my eyes open. I took the dog out, fed me, called into to work that I'd be in by noon and went and slept another hour and half. Still not totally alert, but functional enough to come into work, at least. Had a couple things that needed to get done today. Suppressing the urge, now that they're done, to go home and sleep some more. That would totally mess up my sleep schedule. But it is a good reminder to pick up some non-drowsy anti-histamines so I don't end up playing zombie all spring.
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The weather has been PERFECT this weekend. Here's hoping it stays that way for a while. Late February to mid-April is extremely unpredictable in this part of the country.
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I wouldn't let my dog get away with murder. But grand larceny? Sure, why not?

Blah

Feb. 17th, 2012 02:40 pm
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Cranky and tired. Had to deal with my least favorite patron, who is constantly whining about who her email does not work -- like I have any control over Hotmail and how it works. Thankfully, it's Friday. I kinda wish I drank, because today would be a day to do so. Perhaps I should make rum cake and eat it, all on my own. That's close enough to drinking, right?

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