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10 October 2005 @ 11:50 am
plight of the lemons, and other things  
My Monday began with the valiant application of make-up, disaster preparation (stocking my purse), my departure for work, and then the sudden recollection that I'd brought my laptop home and it was sitting by my front door. Luckily I was only a block away, so I'm not going to write off the day yet. If you measure the Mondayness of a Monday on a percentage scale of, say, 0-110%, it's hovering at about 30%.

A manager sent out an e-mail this morning that read: "It is important that are message is constituent" for "It is important that our message is consistent." I like her well enough, but the editor in me is facepalming on her behalf.

Today: SIX MONTHS WITHOUT DRINKING.

Feel free to congratulate me, I would love that, but only after you sign this consent form in which you relinquish all expectations of a response, and acknowledge my full disclosure that I will vow in my heart to reply to each and every one of you and then probably never get around to it except in spirit, mostly because I'll be staring at my monitor and wondering how to make progress on my projects without going mad and attacking the mayor my coworkers with hummus.

Meanwhile I'm listening to Poe's Haunted. Is she considered alternative? Or is she something else? Avant-pop? Abstract? Electro-organic? Folk Rock? Jesus Christ, I'm old. Anyway, how is it I now and then love something outside the Top-40 grazing pasture, but about two-thirds of LJ music recs baffle and disappoint me? Nothing personal. I'm a mutant whose playlists include Journey, Marc Cohn, Bob Seger, and Lesley Gore.

I did finally cave and buy a copy of Matthew Good's Avalanche after being unable to find "Weapon" anywhere on its own. So far, very good.

Oh, and I bought a bleach pen last night. Er...that's unrelated to anything else. But I was just like the guy in the commercial, rabidly excited about the product. I came home and rushed to my bathtub and used it on my grout. The grout, it plagues me. It worked a bit...ish, but not enough to justify Commercial Guy's exhilaration or mine. I think new applications of grout are called for.





Note to self: WAKE UP!
 
 
 
Sarapanisdead on October 10th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Congratulations.
happily oblivious: ronon for dinnerdryad_duinath on October 10th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
*signs*

*does a little dance*

Yay! Congratulations!

You may now eat Ronons abs
Explicit Adult Content? You're soaking in it!: you rockyin_again on October 10th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
*signs form*

Can I offer you a ficlet of your choice as a present? SGA or Buffyverse, as you like.

Congratulations, hon. You're a rock star.
Anna S.: john pretty!eliade on October 10th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
You may always write me fic! *dances* I'd love J/R SGA. That'd make my Monday. :) I give you a John icon to look at for inspiration...
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alittlebritonalittlebriton on October 10th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
WOOO HOO! Yay for you! Congratulations - feel proud as you deserve it.
lightning rod for criticism: mulder (frey_at_last)annakovsky on October 10th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!
inapickle on October 10th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
Six months? Oh boy!
Like She-Ra, you are a princess of power.

minnowminnow1212 on October 10th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations :)
LadyCat: caballadycat777 on October 10th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
Dude, that's so awesome. Much congratulations *snuggles*
A carbonated fusion beverage!: squeeswmbo on October 10th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
I, swmbo, give up all rights and expectations of any and all comment replies in eliade's LJ, now and in perpetuity. I do so with full knowledge and in exchange for no remuneration.

Here sworn this Monday, October 10th, 2005.

swmbo


CONGRATULATIONS!!
vi, miss vylit if you're nasty: nf my friends are freaksvylit on October 10th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA! You are such a dork.

*loves*
(no subject) - swmbo on October 10th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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vi, miss vylit if you're nastyvylit on October 10th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
That is such an accomplishment! Wow. Good for you.
Rhiannon-Jehane: Rhirhiannon_jehane on October 10th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
*signs consent form*

Congratulations!


Also? I wanted to thank you for reminding me how much I love Melissa Ferrick's Freedom CD. I bought it about 5 years ago, played the hell out of it for a while, then forgot about it. When you mentioned the song "Drive" recently, I went "ooooooh!" and had to go pull the CD out of storage. It's been my default listening for days now. Thank you!
Laura Shapiro: yay!laurashapiro on October 10th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You rock!

No response needed. (:
light of other daysiliadawry on October 10th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Also, Haunted is possibly my favorite record ever.
WesleysGirl: RChandswesleysgirl on October 10th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. *Hugs you*
ngaiongaio on October 10th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
Definitely congratulations, and congratulations for yesterday and congratulations for tomorrow.