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Ugg. I've been ridiculously tired all day today and I don't know why. I got plenty of sleep last night and the rest of the week for that matter, but I was all I could do today to keep my eyes open. Bleck.

I also came home from work today to find a post-it note on my door inviting me to the girls across the hall's bible study. I'm going to end up being super amused if this is some sort bid to ~save~ my well churched-member of the choir-Presbyterian self. I mean, I'm all for being invited if you think that I will have some differing insight to add, but I'm not sure how they would have gathered that from our one conversation of any length which involved me asking if they could move their car so I could get mine in the driveway for the duration of the Hurricane so that it wouldn't flood if the pumps got backed up. Also speaking in person might have been preferable to a post-it note.
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Ugg. I've been ridiculously tired all day today and I don't know why. I got plenty of sleep last night and the rest of the week for that matter, but I was all I could do today to keep my eyes open. Bleck.

I also came home from work today to find a post-it note on my door inviting me to the girls across the hall's bible study. I'm going to end up being super amused if this is some sort bid to ~save~ my well churched-member of the choir-Presbyterian self. I mean, I'm all for being invited if you think that I will have some differing insight to add, but I'm not sure how they would have gathered that from our one conversation of any length which involved me asking if they could move their car so I could get mine in the driveway for the duration of the Hurricane so that it wouldn't flood if the pumps got backed up. Also speaking in person might have been preferable to a post-it note.
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Well, Broadway night went off pretty well. Only one instance of someone coming in too early on a song, and that was apparently the new guy, so we'll give him a break. Even better I never have to do Ching-A-Ring or Polly-Wally again!

I need to start getting together music now for the normally scheduled one in the Spring. I have a bit of a crusade to convince people that worthwhile musical theater pieces are still being written. Tonights most modern piece was the Les Miserables medley and as much as I might love the show, it is still nearly 30 years old. Other things have happened since. Also, in general, we needed more funny.


Finally, with regards to yesterday's LJ problem with moderation queues, it appears to have been fixed today. YAY! and fingers crossed.
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Well, Broadway night went off pretty well. Only one instance of someone coming in too early on a song, and that was apparently the new guy, so we'll give him a break. Even better I never have to do Ching-A-Ring or Polly-Wally again!

I need to start getting together music now for the normally scheduled one in the Spring. I have a bit of a crusade to convince people that worthwhile musical theater pieces are still being written. Tonights most modern piece was the Les Miserables medley and as much as I might love the show, it is still nearly 30 years old. Other things have happened since. Also, in general, we needed more funny.


Finally, with regards to yesterday's LJ problem with moderation queues, it appears to have been fixed today. YAY! and fingers crossed.
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The new term of Nerd Wars started today. For those that don't know, Nerd Wars is a competition community on Ravelry where participants are divided into teams based on fandoms and complete needlework projects to prompts for points. I've been assigned to Team Jazz Hands (Musical Theater) which was my first choice, so yay. Now I just have to decide what costume piece to knit for the costume challenge. Or figure out a challenge to fit a baby sweater for my Cousin's new little girl into. Hmmmmm.

I made this )today when I was supposed to be working. My graphic ~skills~ continue to be in demand among the other analysts for making facebook graphics. Frankly that is a little scary.

I even have some artifact pictures that I took over a week ago that I should be posting. They were all sorts of informative about the different types of ceramics but alas I'm still feeling rather lazy so I guess that will wait until tomorrow.
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The new term of Nerd Wars started today. For those that don't know, Nerd Wars is a competition community on Ravelry where participants are divided into teams based on fandoms and complete needlework projects to prompts for points. I've been assigned to Team Jazz Hands (Musical Theater) which was my first choice, so yay. Now I just have to decide what costume piece to knit for the costume challenge. Or figure out a challenge to fit a baby sweater for my Cousin's new little girl into. Hmmmmm.

I made this )today when I was supposed to be working. My graphic ~skills~ continue to be in demand among the other analysts for making facebook graphics. Frankly that is a little scary.

I even have some artifact pictures that I took over a week ago that I should be posting. They were all sorts of informative about the different types of ceramics but alas I'm still feeling rather lazy so I guess that will wait until tomorrow.
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Things which I have learned today at work: Wrigley's introduced Doublemint gum in 1914 and the doublemint twins advertising campaign in 1936. Also, I would appreciate it if field crew would not bring back gum wrappers. I guarantee you that the gum wrapper will biodegrade in the ground before it becomes archaeologically significant. The same goes for the plume from a Hersey's kiss. Thanks.

In other things, Today was the first night of Handbell choir in addition to regular choir, as well as our handbell director's last night since he got a job at a church in Lafayette. Sad day (for us, not for him). I managed to move myself back down to D and E(5) from E and F(5) which seems like it wouldn't be that difficult of a change reading wise, but I was constantly forgetting which hand my line note and space note were in and music doesn't usually sound so good if you play your two notes in exact reverse order. Trust me. Apparently the main choir direct will be taking over handbells starting next week.

Sometimes I love how nerdy my office is. Every month, I have the other lab-ies look for weird (and normal) holidays and I illustrate the calendar. This month we had cheese pizza day, defy superstition day, and of course for today, talk like a pirate day. Not only did I talk like a pirate, but Dena pulled out the bandana's that she and her mother had gotten on a pirate tour of the quarter so I tied up my ponytail with the scull and cross bones bandana. I may have looked like an early 1960's pirate.

The calendar also includes Hobbit Day (which is Saturday) and some sort of second breakfast event that I found on facebook for 11:00 on Friday. So, today we also finalized our plans of who was going to bring what food to our second breakfast celebration. I'm in charge of something savory and egg-based.
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So I love when my random fandom related skills become useful in non-fandom contexts. The other girls in the lab now thing that I am a Photoshop Genius because I have done such things as animating two pictures together so it looks like one of them is smashing a rock, grafted another's head onto a piece of fan art of Bilbo meeting the guy from ghost hunters (don't ask) and put a dramatic monkey in the background, and most recently fixed a third one's facebook-timeline header so that it wasn't all stretched out. Oh, the wonders of aspect ratio.
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So I love when my random fandom related skills become useful in non-fandom contexts. The other girls in the lab now thing that I am a Photoshop Genius because I have done such things as animating two pictures together so it looks like one of them is smashing a rock, grafted another's head onto a piece of fan art of Bilbo meeting the guy from ghost hunters (don't ask) and put a dramatic monkey in the background, and most recently fixed a third one's facebook-timeline header so that it wasn't all stretched out. Oh, the wonders of aspect ratio.
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Meh, I am posting a lot tonight, I don't know what is with that. Okay maybe I do.

I'm a little drunk. I found a rather enjoyable bottle of bubbly white when I stopped by the WholeFoods this evening looking for some salted caramel. I should probably not be stamping people at the moment, but I am. I trust that any weirdness will be counter-acted by everyone else's vote. Or not. I mean, after all I was stamped Ravenpuff and I still think people were smoking the bad crack that weekend, but then I feel weird seeking a restamp because I hate hybrid re-stamps. Mostly because they reek of "give me this stamp." Grrr.

Otherwise, today was a big cooking day. My freezer is now all sorts of stocked with froze but homemade meals that I can just quickly prepare when I need to. Namely, I have a bag of ricotta gnocchi and one of black bean quesadillas. I am all about the Budget Bytes food blog. I also feel the need to say that I am no more domesticated that I was yesterday, because one of my friends insists that one of the stages of domestication involves feeling the need to post pictures of your cooking (notice the lack of pictures) to facebook.

Finally, yesterday felt like a terribly productive day. I figured that my local checking account (that I really only maintained in order to process any checks I might receive) had been charging me a $12 a month service fee (since my roommate moved out) because I did not have a high enough volume of transactions. So, I closed it and then had to change the payment method on the couple of bills that were paid out of that account. Mostly electricity, water, and my gym. I also managed to get the thread I needed for the baptism cloth I have due on the 30th, and I got two new pairs of flats in a royal blue and a black.

Actually, shoes bring up another thing I have been wondering about. Are shoes subject to vanity sizing or are my feet shrinking? When I was in high school I consistently wore a US size 10 and occasionally even had to go up to an 11 for boots. The flats I just purchased were US size 8 1/2. That seems like a large amount for my feet to have shrunk (though some of it can be accounted for in the fact that, at least the black ones were 8 1/2 wide. Those I will be able to wear with socks, while the blue will only work with stockings.

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Sep. 16th, 2012 05:17 pm
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There is a good chance that this is the only time this will ever happen, because I hate asking for things (particularly without offering something in return -- it upsets the power balance -- so let me know if there is something I could do in return), but does anyone have a hankering to make a sig-tag? I have plenty of them for [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome, but they are all for Ravenclaw. Now that [community profile] enchanted_sorting is up and running I need one or two for Slytherin, and somehow sigtags just seem like something you can't rightfully make for yourself.
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The church I go to has been undergoing renovations since last January and now they are almost done. The choir is putting together a Broadway Night (which is really more a Broadway and Popular music night), something we usually do every May, to re-open the Wednesday night programing. Fair enough.

What I am less thrilled about is the fact that our choir director has picked two minstrel songs to feature that night. As far as I know, no one in the choir is particularly thrilled with the musical content of the songs, and with the general history of Mistrel shows they are kind of uncomfortable to sing. Not that there is anything specific in either of the songs that pings me just sort of the genre in general. Oh well.

In more exciting choir related happenings our big piece for the advent concert (I wish they would call it "The Word in Music" as the church I grew up in did, as that name sounds so much nicer) this year is the Vaughn Williams Hodie. I'm excited!
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The church I go to has been undergoing renovations since last January and now they are almost done. The choir is putting together a Broadway Night (which is really more a Broadway and Popular music night), something we usually do every May, to re-open the Wednesday night programing. Fair enough.

What I am less thrilled about is the fact that our choir director has picked two minstrel songs to feature that night. As far as I know, no one in the choir is particularly thrilled with the musical content of the songs, and with the general history of Mistrel shows they are kind of uncomfortable to sing. Not that there is anything specific in either of the songs that pings me just sort of the genre in general. Oh well.

In more exciting choir related happenings our big piece for the advent concert (I wish they would call it "The Word in Music" as the church I grew up in did, as that name sounds so much nicer) this year is the Vaughn Williams Hodie. I'm excited!
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Can I say how proud of myself I was today. I got to the gym after work only to realize that my water bottle had leaked on my tee-shirt and I had forgotten to back my sneakers. Not the best showing ever. But then I actually went home, put on a different tee-shirt and my sneakers and CAME BACK. Woot.

Lately I've been feeling very scattered with my knitting. I've started four projects in the last month and a half, an argyle sweater vest, Ron's animal cracker hat, an autumn leaves scarf and some burgundy socks. For some reason none of the are holding my attention, but I haven't found something else to hold my attention instead. I do need to do a Baptism cloth by the end of the month, so maybe that will offer some revitalization. Ugh, that does mean I need to go get more blue thread since they only ever seem to assign me the boys.

8. Book that reminds you of a certain place )
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Can I say how proud of myself I was today. I got to the gym after work only to realize that my water bottle had leaked on my tee-shirt and I had forgotten to back my sneakers. Not the best showing ever. But then I actually went home, put on a different tee-shirt and my sneakers and CAME BACK. Woot.

Lately I've been feeling very scattered with my knitting. I've started four projects in the last month and a half, an argyle sweater vest, Ron's animal cracker hat, an autumn leaves scarf and some burgundy socks. For some reason none of the are holding my attention, but I haven't found something else to hold my attention instead. I do need to do a Baptism cloth by the end of the month, so maybe that will offer some revitalization. Ugh, that does mean I need to go get more blue thread since they only ever seem to assign me the boys.

8. Book that reminds you of a certain place )

ITS BACK!

Sep. 1st, 2012 08:18 pm
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Woot! The electricity is back on! I <3 you airconditioning (also internet, and the ability to keep food around for more than one meal).

ITS BACK!

Sep. 1st, 2012 08:18 pm
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Woot! The electricity is back on! I <3 you airconditioning (also internet, and the ability to keep food around for more than one meal).
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So I'm here, everything is fine. I still, however, don't have electricity and being hot and without Internet is starting to get really, really old. Yay, McDonalds with both wifi and a generator.
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So I'm here, everything is fine. I still, however, don't have electricity and being hot and without Internet is starting to get really, really old. Yay, McDonalds with both wifi and a generator.

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