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21 February 2006 @ 01:44 pm
miscellany from the desk of me.  


1.
All my performance reviewing is done. The only other thing I'll have to worry about this year is the follow-up on my own review, where I sit with my manager and go over feedback and create goals for the next year.

I put down on my self-review that I wanted to be more reliable and productive this year in my deliverables. And yet...here I sit now, in the review aftermath, brain empty, doing pretty much nothing. Whee. <-- said in a Ben Stein monotone


2.
On my way back from lunch I saw a woman at the bus stop with a huge purple turban on her head, tall enough to hide two stacked pineapples. She kept her balance impressively with no capsizing. (Ha ha! Capsizing! ...yes. Anyway.) You wonder what that sort of thing is concealing though. I think it would be ridiculously easy for aliens to hide among us. All those stupid SciFi Channel movies may be getting the facts entirely right.

Moments later a man passed me, walking his dog, which wore a little knitted army jacket with chevrons indicating its rank. I think it was a sergeant.


3.
I mentioned that I'd started back on Prozac and that I'm also taking Adderall now. Several months back I posted about how I'd found some info online that suggested the two drugs had a negative interaction, even though my doctor insists otherwise. Maybe it's the increase in blood pressure meds in the mix, but I think the two are playing nicely together. It seems to be the best course right now, anyway, and my BP seems to be under control. I just thought I'd mention this for anyone who's working through a similar process of finding the right drug combos, etc.


4.
I offer the top songs on my current playlist, sadly without music files, because most are still in proprietary iTunes format at the moment.
  • Younger Men - K.T. Oslin (from rewatching White Palace)
  • Heat of the Moment - Asia (from watching The 40 Year Old Virgin -- fantastic movie)
  • Unsent - Alanis Morissette
  • The Gambler - Kenny Rogers (from thinking about that Alias ep I mentioned yesterday)
  • The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics (from the kindness of poshcat, I think)
  • This Girl Is Taking Bets - Thea Gilmore (still going strong on my playlist since October, when I saw killabeez's Alias vid; click here for details)
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (traces back to watching z_rayne's and wickedwords's John/Rodney vid, done to the Rufus Wainwright cover)
  • Out of L.A. - Jude (from the generous boniblithe, I think :>)
  • Take a Chance on Me - ABBA
  • Talkin' About a Home - Chris Isaak
And, just because...

Three singers whose voices I can't stand:

Tom Petty
The Pretenders
Roger Daltrey

Three songs that make me twitch and froth at the mouth for no special reason:

"Piggies" - The Beatles
"Our House" - Madness
"Deacon Blues" - Steely Dan

5.
Fat Cat video. o.o Fat! Cat! Ha. (You may be forced to watch an advertisement first. Mine was of an Olympic figure-skater with a voiceover that assured me, "No matter what it takes to live your dreams, life takes Visa." Yeah. And Visa takes your life and converts it to a TWENTY-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEBT.)

6.
Oh my god I am so totally avoiding work today. *sob*
 
 
 
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Anna S.: dh-golden-eyeeliade on February 21st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: sometimes I think there should be
I should have included Rod Stewart! Yes. Nails across a chalk board. I like some Steely Dan, I think--it's mostly just that one song. :-P

*kisses you and your icon*
Herself_nycherself_nyc on February 21st, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
You're doing better! You are! And I'm so glad. And glad you're able to take the adderall again.
Anna S.: hedgehogeliade on February 21st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
*hugs* :) I feel better.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on February 21st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the aliens but dressing animals is just something horrendous.

What do you need the pills for? Depression, anxiety?
Pouncer: Curious Kirbythepouncer on February 21st, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em
Ah, The Gambler. Memories of my easy-listening childhood spring up like fields of crabgrass in the front yard. Kenny Rogers, Paul Simon, Lionel Richie - all heard chez Pouncer when my father had control of the radio dial.

None of my dogs have military attire. Obviously, I must rectify this oversight. Kirby is a colonel and Teddy is a lieutenant who's trying to claw his way up to captain (Army ranks, not Navy). My late, lamented Snoopy was a private and liked it that way.

I'll see your Tom Petty and raise you a Bruce Springsteen. Although I did like Petty in that Running Down a Dream vid. That song worked for me. There's always one to show up my singer chauvinism.

Know when to walk away
And know when to run
Laura Shapirolaurashapiro on February 21st, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Sergeant Dog made me chortle aloud, so you get big points from me. (:

Speculation on the turban contents: big dreadlocks? There area couple of guys I see downtown that obviously have their hair locked into one giant stacked dread of massive ickiness, and then wrap things around it. ::shudder::
Trepkostrepkos on February 21st, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know a Rasta girl (white) who wears a big turban headdress thing.
Though she could be keeping other things in it.
Anna S.: harry-pottereliade on February 21st, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Though she could be keeping other things in it.

Two words: alien. embryos.
Trepkos: Bemused by Glimmergirltrepkos on February 21st, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Yes! She has two spawn already!
Laura Shapirolaurashapiro on February 21st, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
Gremlins!
Princess Strokenham: aim to misbehave - credit storm dancerfiveandfour on February 21st, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
All those stupid SciFi Channel movies may be getting the facts entirely right.


My husband has a similar theory that all those people you see who appear to be having arguments with thin air are in fact arguing with someone we just can't see. The invisible ones are in some alternate dimension that only a few "special" people in our dimension can see and communicate with. At first I thought my husband was a bit dotty, but I've spent some years applying his theory to those I observe and it turns out he *could* be right!

P.S. Was the dog a pug?
Sophia: OTHER: penguin 2sophia_helix on February 21st, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! No more narsty reviews!

Also: DID YOU SEE THE TURTLE?
adannu: quiveradannu on February 22nd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
OMG THE TURTLE.

*IS SO DED*
Neeryneery on February 22nd, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, so tiny!
MustangSally: fear me Willymustangsally78 on February 22nd, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Fat! Cat!
HOLY SHIT that cat is HUUUUUGE!

they shouldn't hold their breath, though. William got all his health problems after age 12.

That's one double armful of catlove.

Sally
The Spikespike21 on February 22nd, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
hey, does eliade know that Starbucks now sells cupcakes (here, anyway) in vanilla, chocolate and orange and because they are new they have lots and lots of free samples.