Month: October 2011

i guess it’s been a while. at this very moment, or just prior to this very moment, rather, i’m reading halo novels and listening to the star wars soundtrack, while drinking free semi-shitty mochas from the machine in the lobby. getting my rent’s worth, i like to think. but i’m not. i am so not. the rooftop pool and deck…

i discovered last week that i can request books at the library online. most libraries offer this feature – it’s a quick, simple way to put books on hold. what most libraries don’t offer is access to several counties worth of books. i can request books from no less than 20 different libraries around southwest wisconsin. pretty much any book…

reading a thick stack of wall street journals and listening to npr twice a day has taught me one thing: republicans are doing something and it’s changing every day and it’s awfully boring. the only point i’ve taken home thus far is that some of them are being given loads and loads of money to do this thing, whatever it…

one thing i despise about facebook is the ease with which i can glimpse another person’s life. admittedly, it’s also an aspect of facebook that i appreciate, but some days seeing another person’s photos simply reveals how dull i am in comparison. sure, no one is taking pictures of these people while they loaf at home watching tv, but conversely,…

despite my well-rested state, yesterday’s go-live was just as tedious and full of nervous tension over the fact that i wasn’t doing jack shit. my three cohorts were picked off one by one, sent to other, more onerous tasks than clicking vaguely on a list of customer complaints. soon, it was only i and the hard-pressed-for-intelligence call center staff. not…

woke up periodically between midnight and 5am, if you define “periodically” as “didn’t sleep a wink.” so, on edge, on barely any sleep, on half a cup of coffee i managed to produce from my coffee machine, i went to this thing called a go-live. everyone seemed to know what to do. i didn’t. no one seemed to notice this…

i have to go to bed since i have to get up for a 7am-7pm hospital shift doing god knows what. but i also need to talk about this trip that i’ve been on. first business trip ever (ie, not planned by me or someone i trust)second solo traveling experiencefirst canceled flight experience i spent a lot of time freaking…