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I am in a foul, foul mood. Vacillating between angry at the world and the verge of tears. I really shouldn't be at work, because someone is going to tick me off, and my response is probably not going to be professional. Let's hope I can keep a grip on myself.

And if one person looks at my face and says, "Smile!" ... the result will not be pretty. I can't stand that even when I'm in a kind of neutral mood. Today ....
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And the first thing that happened to me today after getting out of the house was ... a flat tire. Oh, such a good way to start the day. Let's hope it can only get better from here.

nasty

Jul. 27th, 2005 03:40 pm
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After 3 miserable hours, they have fixed the AC at work and tuned it back on. I cannot even convey how awful it was in here. On the bright side, I was getting time-and-a-half for most of it. Still.
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It's snowing. I want spring, dammit!
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There is a reason I generally try not to start new books late in the day. Last night I was having trouble falling asleep and picked up my new book to read another chapter. At 2:45 I read the last page and turned off the light. At 7:45 my alarm went off. That is not good.

Why, why do I do that to myself?
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I don't think I can make it through this semester.

I have a lot of reading due Tuesday, along with coming up with questions that can be answered by 100 different reference books (1 question each). I couldn't do it this past week because I had a paper due Wednesday. And I have another paper, for a different class, due Thursday, which I'm not going to be able to start until Tuesday evening, probably.

Added to this is that I have not had an actual vacation since last November. I did, however, use vacation days, a whole week's worth, which I used to catch up on work for my research project (read: thesis) last semester. And I can't use any upcoming vacation days because I need to save them for my honeymoon in April. But I don't think I can wait until April for a vacation.

I wanna go home and sleep. For a week.
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This semester is shaping up to be nearly as stressful as last semester, which was as bad as it can get. The problem with this semester is that I am essentially taking three classes, not two, which I have always viewed as insane (if done while working full-time, natch).

I did not realize when I registered that I would be taking a seminar with NYPL during the semester. By the time I did realize, it was too late to drop classes and still get a refund. And heck if I'm going to lose the money. Plus, I don't want to take more than one class next semester because I'm going to be out for two weeks on my honeymoon - it's bad enough I have to do it in one class. And unfortunately, the seminar is not given in the spring, and I don't want to wait until next fall, because I can't be promoted to senior librarian until I complete it - which should happen in June.

Now granted, the seminar is only given every two weeks, but there is still a fair amount of reading and homework involved. Ugh. On the bright side, the homework for the seminar can actually be done at work, unlike the homework for the other classes.

And having just gone back and removed a lot of extra typed letters, I realize I need to trim my nails.
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We just learned that Rich's grandmother passed away today.

He's tearing himself up because he just had two days off and didn't go visit. He was planning to go next week (in fact, we had *just* discussed that when the call came). We're all trying to get him to ease up, and it seems to be working somewhat. It's been years since I had to go through this myself, and I *did* get to see my grandmother before she passed away.

I don't know what to say.
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Well, we got our research proposal back, and we got 38 points out of 40, which is a good sign.

But we still have to actually do the research and write up the result, in the next two weeks.

I am announcing now that I will be tired and in a bad mood for the next two weeks.
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I just want it to be June. Now. I don't think I can do this anymore.

I just spent 7 hours of my day off at the library (well, 2 of them), working on my research project. And I have to spend at least a couple of hours tomorrow on an assignment for my other class, which is due Tuesday.

Why is this kind of massive assignment a requirement (and I don't man for the class, I mean to graduate - the project is the point of the course, and the course is required).

I'm just. so. tired. and I just want some downtime to do fun stuff. And it doesn't look like I'm going to get it any time soon.
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I just found out that not only do I have a meeting to go to next week (which I usually don't mind, since it means going into the city and getting lots of errands done, but this one is in STATEN ISLAND! I have to make all the way from Westchester to Saten Island by 9:30 a.m. I am not happy, not happy at all.
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So, as I left work to go to school and then begin my three-day birthday weekend, I got in a fender-bender. Way to begin life at 30.

And, of course, it was my fault. And it was almost just like the bump incident before, where I was going maybe 5-10 mph, except this time, the guy in front had a minivan. Which means his bumper was significantly higher than mine, which means I hit him (actually her) not with my bumper, but with my grill, headlight, and hood. So now my car needs like $4000 of work.

On the bright side, USAA is being very good about it. I am definitely with them for life.

And, I continued onto class, which was interesting enough that I managed to completely forget about my car for 2 hours.

But I was still so wired from the accident and the Coke I has during class that I couldn't sleep until like 5 in the morning. So Friday, I'm trying to sleep in for my birthday, and my Dad calls at 7:30 (am), to wish me a happy birthday before I leave for work. Who the heck goes to work on their birthday? And on other occasions when he calls, who leaves enough slack time in their mornings to have a phone conversation? Not me. But he always calls in the mornings, not the evenings. I didn't answer the phone, but it still woke me up. And then other people called later on, but while I was still asleep.

So, it wasn't the best birthday ever. But, it was my 30th, so it wasn't going to be. I was depressed for a little while, but everyone I talked to said they had that too. And I felt better by the end of the day.
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Usually, I am very good about remembering birthdays. But for some reason, this year I have managed to miss (or almost miss) virtually everyone's. I did manage to remember my father's, and my grandmother's, which is one week after Dad's. But I forgot most of my friends' until weeks afterwards, almost missed my boyfriend's, and had to be told by my stepdad that it was his birthday that day (he didn't particularly mind I forgot, he was just commenting). And the crowning touch, I just remembered about my Mom's birthday yesterday. Today is her birthday. Luckily, Amazon can do next-day shipping when you order early enough, but I really prefer to go out and think about what to get people, and this time I just got something from her wish list.

In general, I love to give presents, but I am so broke right now I haven't really been able to do it. I feel so bad, even though I know most everybody understands.

I wish I knew why I am blocking out birthdays this year. And I wish I had enough money to buy presents. Maybe I'm blocking because I know I can't get presents anyway.
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I finally manage to start exercising regularly, and the studio closes for renovation for three weeks. Maybe I'm not supposed to exercise?
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Is it so very hard to acknowlege that someone is human? If you want me to help you, could you, I don't know, say hello, and *ask* for help? Instead of plopping a piece of paper with a book title in front of me and expect me to intuit that you want to place a hold on it?

Even when a transaction is obvious (like putting a piece of merchandise in front of a store clerk), I try to acknowledge them as people, say something, and not treat them like an ATM. C'mon.

tradeoff

Jul. 3rd, 2003 04:28 pm
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So, today I discovered a downside to the tongue pierce. I have lost the ability to whistle. I don't know why this seems like such a big deal, it's not like I do it often, but I'm so disappointed. Wah.

$%^&*$#@

Aug. 21st, 2002 04:10 pm
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I am moved to profanity. Both loud and profuse. And if you know me, you know how unusual this is.

Evidently, my car's inspection expired on Sunday the 18th. I got a ticket on Tuesday the 20th. They couldn't even give me 2 days! 2 Days! And then, everywhere I went to try and get it inspected, they wanted me to leave it - well, I needed it to get to work. Luckily, I not only found a place within walking distance of the branch, but one which seems to charge much less than everyone else ($10!). So I'm feeling slightly better now.

Personally, I think that if you bought your car new, it shouldn't need an inspection for at least 2 years, unless you're in an accident.

Couldn't even give me a week . . .
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I got a call from Citibank Friday morning, from the fraud dept about suspicious activity. I figured it was just the $600 tuition bill that just went through, since most of my purchases are less than three digits.

Nope.

Three separate internet purchases of around $200, none of which are mine. So they placed a stop on my card. And once I spoke to them, they canceled it and are sending me a new one.

But wait, that isn't the best part - they did this (the stop) BEFORE my tuition went through. So now the school says they might have to cancel my registration, because it wasn't paid on time. And for some reason, I can't get a PERSON in the bursar's office.

And meanwhile, I have no credit card. Ugh.

I can only hope this won't do anything to my credit. This is the second time I've had to cancel a card because someone was using it. Granted, the first time was 8 years ago and they actually had physical possession of the card, but how can this happen twice?

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