13 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 8-24-2013

  1. I’ve gone off the boil a bit. Ended yesterday ready to erupt at SquareSpace support for not reading my questions, and replying to what they imagined I was asking instead. I get really mad when I can’t communicate clearly. It’s my job, after all. Started wondering whether it was some language difficulty. Maybe the New York dialect is more different from English English than I’d realized . . .

    But this morning, gradually, they are finally listening and solving my problems.

    I hate how baffling the whole process is. It’s taking me ages to work out how best to design my site. I think this is partly the result of working on my own – I remember when I worked in-house on illustrated books, we tossed design and editorial questions around continually. That was a lot more fun! Plus we knew what we were doing (well, most of the time).

    I tell you what’s helping me stay somewhat sane, though, and that’s rereading ‘Faking It’. Alas, near the end, but I think I’ve enjoyed it more this time than ever. Which is really brilliant – a story that just gets better every time you revisit it. Thanks, Jenny.

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  2. For once, I’m ahead of the game. Not sure if I should woo-hoo there, or not. Last weekend my husband caught hell, poor guy. On the upside he seems to have heard the message and is modifying the issues.? My daughter’s school councilor is about to experience the full force of my frustration. I’ve sent 3 emails trying to get one of her classes changed, because course description was not accurate, and the class is waaaay too easy…. Mind numbingly so. Two weeks into the school year, and I haven’t heard a peep from this guy, my daughter can’t seem to ever catch him at work. Grrrrrrr!!!!!
    On the upside, she has an amazing literature and history teacher that she adores. Yay…. Maybe I’ll just drink my coffee and reflect on my battle strategy…..

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  3. My target would be my chiropractor. Saw her yesterday morning & last night my low back/right hip tweaked & I’m in pain. She has hours today from 8-9:30 am (who gets up that early especially on a Saturday?). I called over at 9:15 am hoping to get in and there’s no one there. So limited walking & walking oddly for me today and possibly tomorrow. I’m equally annoyed with my own body. Bright side is I’ll spend the day lying around reading.

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  4. And I watched Fires of Pompeii last night/this morning. Coincidence? I think not.

    I’m trying hard to catch up to Who Sunday and to be ready for the 50th anniversary. I like to watch series in order, so no jumping ahead. At least I’m in the same month now!

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  5. Speaking of….
    http://www.elsaelsa.com/astrology/2013/08/24/todays-cardinal-grand-cross-tweaked/

    Well, I’m not pissed at anyone yet today, but it’s early yet and I haven’t left the house. I bought a car last week and it ALREADY had a problem…turned out it had a nail in the tire, which wasn’t visible until I drove it to a SpeeDee. At least that was a cheap and easy fix. But I wanted to not be flipping out at possible problems for at least a bit, and it happened right off. Whee. I was supposed to go to a party last night and I ended up collapsing and going to bed at 10:15, sheesh.

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  6. Well, I kind of melted down this week and some of my friends did the blowing up regarding the recruiter who contributed to my meltdown (telling me that with my high-tech experience so far behind me I’ll be a ‘hard sell’ but she’ll ‘try’). One of my local friends even offered to find the recruiter’s address and go with me to throw eggs at her house. 😀

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  7. I’m doing edits, so I’ve barely spoken to anyone in days. No chance to “blow up” at anyone except myself. Best get back to the work or I’ll be doing just that. : )

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  8. You know you’re a Whovian when…someone mentions Vesuvius and your thought is “Fires of Pompeii? Doesn’t she usually do Who on Sunday?”

    It’s amazing that I haven’t gone Volcano Day on my former & current supervisors right now. Some people just. Don’t. Get. It.

    Thanks to a dinner meeting last night I have an entirely new and better solution to the problem. And I’ll be much happier soon.

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  9. I would love to yell at some bureaucracies. Specifically, my college, the college I am studying abroad at, my loan company, and whoever invented Irish immigration policies. But they are not here to yell at, and also that would be bad, so instead I will blast music and pack and get shit done. And then get on a plane Tuesday morning and hope for the best.

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  10. I found out today that Kindle’s latest update makes it kill my phone in two hours instead of eight. Nasty email writing will commence shortly.

    Other than that, I’ve been working really, really, really hard on some anger management issues that have arisen from some serious hormonal changes (I’ve NEVER had PMS as bad as I’ve had it since kid #2 came along).
    Hugs to my family for still loving me.
    Now please, for the love of my sanity, go to bed! You aren’t hungry, you don’t have to pee, and yes, just because Mommy and Daddy are still up doesn’t mean it’s not your bedtime!

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  11. I watched The Wind Rises (the new Ghibli film) last week, and this week I read The Fault in Our Stars . . . great works, but sobfests? Oh, sobfests. I’m too emotionally drained to blow up at anything. I need to stagger over to the other house and find some nice, soft Wodehouse to fall into.

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    1. I love the Fault in Our Stars! But yes, sobfest. Try Will Grayson Will Grayson (half of which is written by John Green) if you want something with a similar tone, but that won’t blow your heart into smithereens.

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  12. I missed this on Saturday but I’m about to blow up at someone, that’s for sure.
    Feeling mostly guilt but that should go away shortly, usually does.
    Looking forward to my new personal guilty pleasure by watching the latest episode of Devious Maids. Mind-numbing, soap-opera dribble. Loving it!

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