- Order :: of Moose
- Mortician :: ‘s assistant
- Determine :: the nature of…
- Ignore :: everything
- Guy :: girl
- Crush :: on you
- Garlic :: yum!
- Wacky :: girl
- Parent :: education
- Burning :: desire
My fist indulgence last night was to walk home from work. That was nice. I promptly set about to write the paper that’s due today, and managed to finish it in an hour. So I rewarded myself with dinner. Then I did the rest of my homework (caught up through today, actually, with the exception of 15 minutes of reading to do tonight), so I indulged in the shower that I’d missed taking before work. I also did two loads of laundry. I would have rewarded myself for that as well, but I was getting tired, so instead of cleaning, I went to bed.
Thrilling stuff, I know.
Last night I did homework from 6:30-12:30, and I didn’t even get my paper written (I did do the research for it, however, and decided that I wasn’t in the mood to write it, and it’s not due until Tuesday, so it’s all good). I didn’t get laundry done either. And there’s a growing pile of papers near my chair/window that is gonna be declared a hazard zone soon.
Since I got my new computer at work, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. I think I’m mostly set up the way I want to be, though. I managed to bring over the extensions I wanted for Firefox, and sync my bookmarks, which was the last step. I’m back in business!
Can I get an extra day in my week or weekend somehow? Or a few hours to sleep? is in town this weekend, so I get to see on Saturday, and I hope and I will have time otherwise to go take a walk outside, since the weather is supposed to be so nice. But I also have a chunk of homework, and it’s that point in the semester where slacking, even a day or two, really can’t happen. There’s too much to do and very little time left, so no getting behind schedule now. I also need to find the time to re-design the website that I was already paid for, and and I need to put a website out their for our upcoming nuptials and register and…. You get the idea. I will be quite happy when the semester is over – I may be too exhausted to celebrate, but I’ll have happy dreams.
The wonderment word of the day? Connubial. It’s a Jane Austen-esque word. I’ve been reading (well, not this week) Mr Darcy Takes a Wife, which is about 400% more racy than I expected it to be. Good, nonetheless. Anyways, connubial is used a lot.
I have just been in a fantastic day today. I finally got my computer at work. It is very spiffy. I even got a new keyboard and mouse, which is nice. I’ve got Office 2003, and the newest Dreamweaver, some other stuff that would bore you. I spent most of the morning getting it set up correctly (you know, settings in Word, shortcuts in the right places, correct screen resolution, blah blah blah). And then I’ve just been a busy little bee, working away (happily) this afternoon.
Unfortunately, now I have to go home and work my tail off to try to get my homework done, and there’s a lot of it. Boo. Oh well. is in town this weekend, so and I will be going up to ‘s house on Saturday to play with (oh yeah, and see ) for a while.
In case anyone was interested… I wore a dress to work today. I know! Shocking. It’s red and sleeveless and OK, not short, but above the knee. It’s cute. And, here’s the kicker, my stockings have a seam up the back. It elicited an immediate comment from my co-worker. But, you see, they’ve been filming a commercial in my building for the last three days and they’ve had to turn off the fans, so our office has been unbelievably hot. I figured I’d wear the sleeveless dress while I could, since in the middle of summer our office temperature warrants wool sweaters.
Oh, and now I understand exactly how overjoyed was when she got her flash drive. Mine arrived yesterday and I’m very happy about that.
Had a nice dinner out with last night – Tanpopo, which is always good, even if I get the exact same thing every time. Then she picked up her dress at my house and we went our separate ways, both having schoolwork to complete.
Hope everyone has an awesome night!
My computer should be here soon. The guy is installing software on it as we speak, so I think sometime tomorrow morning or afternoon, I’ll be back in business. Finally!
Stuck in my head right now? “I hate the world today…” Know what song that’s from? One that I don’t particularly care for and haven’t ever wanted to own, but it seems appropriate today. It’s “B*tch” by Meredith something or other. I can’t exactly look that up at work.
Anyways, computer problems still abound at work. I’m back on the laptop, and I have printer access now, which is something new. But everything in general is frustrating when it’s not your machine. I’m stuck without the programs I need and forced to use inferior and irritating programs (cough cough Internet Explorer cough cough). So I’m pleasant. Plus, there’s a meeting tomorrow that seemingly everyone forgot about (including myself), so there were a lot of last-minute requests for documents to be prepared, photocopied, etc.
And it grates on me every time a co-worker comes by and says, “Still no computer yet?”
Here’s a happy thing from last night, though. I was reading my Real Simple magazine that arrived yesterday, an article on preventing osteoporosis (basically the numerous things you should do to protect and build bone density). They had it broken down by decades, starting with things to do in your 20′s. What made me happy was to read the first item under things to do in your 30′s. (I’m paraphrasing here…) “>
Real Simple magazine that arrived yesterday, an article on preventing osteoporosis (basically the numerous things you should do to protect and build bone density). They had it broken down by decades, starting with things to do in your 20′s. What made me happy was to read the first item under things to do in your 30′s. (I’m paraphrasing here…) “>I slept like crap last night. I couldn’t fall asleep, and then just when I did, started to paw at the back of my neck, which awoke me enough to realize that I hadn’t actually been asleep. I looked at the clock – 2:30. No fun. I should do alright on the quiz tonight in class though. I studied.
Real Simple magazine that arrived yesterday, an article on preventing osteoporosis (basically the numerous things you should do to protect and build bone density). They had it broken down by decades, starting with things to do in your 20′s. What made me happy was to read the first item under things to do in your 30′s. (I’m paraphrasing here…) “>Wanna place bets on the idea of me forgetting that we have a meeting tomorrow morning and missing my 7:45 bus?
called me this afternoon to report that she and her husband had a baby girl this morning at 6 am. Sounds like the delivery was a breeze (not painless, but a fairly easy delivery). Her name is Rachel Ann, and her parents, though biased, think that she’s very smart. Very exciting.
I found out some interesting information about my depression medication today, quite unexpectedly so. So I was on my health insurance website looking for something completely unrelated, and all my information is now online there, which is pretty cool. It even has my complete prescription history. While glancing at it (only glancing, since I knew what was on there, right?) I noticed that the generic name of my Wellbutrin was spelled incorrectly. Then I looked closer and… it wasn’t spelled incorrectly – the generic is actually different than what I thought it was. The drug in Wellbutrin is bupropion, and my generic is budeprion. You can see why, after nine months, I wouldn’t have caught this.
Curious, I do some research on the internet about this budeprion. Sure enough, it’s a generic substitute for Wellbutrin, so that’s all good. But the second result is to a community board of people wondering about the difference between the generic and the brand name, and effectiveness. Time after time, I read how people had been put on the generic and it didn’t work as well for them, often with really bad side effects (I was actually starting to feel lucky that I didn’t experience any negative side effects when I switched). Beyond the really strong side effects that some people had, which seemed to be out of the norm, the complaints fell into two categories. One, 300mg of the generic wasn’t nearly as strong as 300 of the brand name, and two, the generic doesn’t have the coating the brand name does, which seriously affects the absorption rate (causing some people to have side effects like nausea and racy feelings). That last one seems particularly troubling, since the reason I take the XL (or SR, I don’t remember which is which) is because it’s extended release.
When I switched back in the fall (because that nifty plan of the Governor’s to save us money by getting the brand names from Canada stopped including Wellbutrin, or any drugs vaguely related to mental health, that I can tell), I didn’t expect any change. We can rule out the placebo effect, because I assumed the generic would work the same and life would be dandy. It wasn’t for a few months that I realized I was more tired than I used to be. Of course, at first I chalked it up to being back in school and being more busy and so forth. But it wasn’t like that – it was more like before I was on meds, that general need to get more sleep (of course, before meds I “required” 10-12 hours of sleep, and then with them I can function on 6-7, and with the generic it feels more like 8, if that helps you understand what I mean). I finally put two and two together and realized it was more than likely the generic. No biggie – I was still doing much better than if I wasn’t taking anything, and I didn’t even toss around the idea of going in to my doctor to ask about it.
Now, however, I will be asking her about this at my annual check-up in June. (See how un-alarming this recent discovery is? If I was really, truly concerned, I suppose I’d bump up my annual and go now.) Add it to the list of things to ask her about, including the “rules” for taking the pill for maximum birth control effectiveness (having never cared before). The bummer is that while my insurance will most likely let me switch back to the brand name (with a doctor’s written note), the website won’t tell me how much the co-pay would be (it’s got this cool “calculate my co-pay” function, but it just comes up with question marks for the Wellbutrin and budeprion and bupropion. I kinda care, if the difference is big, which is possible since my generic co-pay is $15/month.
Well, now that I’ve bored you all with details you probably didn’t care at all about, I’ll let you go back to living your life. Lesson learned? If you’re prone to mis-reading words like I am, check your generic prescription label a bit more closely. If I had done that back in September, I would have figured this all out much sooner.
It’s snowing today. That’s just wrong.
Now, contrary to some people’s opinion, I don’t actually dislike snow. Snow’s quite nice, and one of the things that make Minnesota winters preferable to those in Illinois. It’s the cold that kills me, and it’s not all that cold today. Were it January, this would be ideal weather.
But it’s April 11. It should not be snowing. I should be going home to plant seedlings and be able to ride my bike (not like I have time for any of that). I should be putting my winter coats into storage and lamenting the fact that my spring jacket only gets worn for a few weeks.
But no, it has to go and snow today.
I hope the weather gods are aware of my protest. I realize I don’t have much leverage… but they should know. I am dissatisfied with their work as of late.
Still no computer. Though I heard from the guy that the boxes are actually in the building now. I promised a co-worker that he could have the laptop I’m working on to take to a meeting Wednesday after work because I’d cry and throw a temper tantrum if I didn’t have a working computer by then. Actually, at this point, my boss’s boss is livid (he actually swore about it when talking to her). I’m just bored, and fearful of the pile of work that is building up.
Took some boxes home last night and promptly filled all three of them. You probably can’t tell that the front room is any cleaner, but I can. What I really need to do is to take the quilt and some blankets to the laundromat so they can be bagged up and put into storage. And there’s some camping stuff, and some hammock stuff…. And then just a lot of other stuff that I have to figure out what to do with. There’s also a bag and a half of clothes for Goodwill, and two bags of other junk for Goodwill. Lucky them.
That’s about it. Still just boring here. Waiting, waiting. Got the bridesmaid dress thing figured out with , so we’re all set. Someone should remind me that I need to actually take the time to think about wedding music before Sunday. Since I have no ideas beyond “I don’t want an organ to be played.”
I’m moving. Now, before you get too excited, you already knew that. You know, some time in the next six months. In the last 24 hours, however, and I looked at a map and picked out where to start looking for an apartment, and our service worker brought me up six empty boxes from shipping (the ones that hold reams of paper), and promised that there were “tons down there.” I’m afraid that he’s going to bring me 6 every day until it’s empty. But that’s OK. Boxes are good. I’ll bring some home on Monday night and see what I can box up. Now I just need to decide if it’s worth it to pack them and put them in the basement, or if I just want to start a nice stack in the front room. Perhaps this is worth of discussing with my roommates, ya think?
Still no computer yet. Not even an email asking me what software I need installed. So, it looks like I’ll be taking the early bus home. is going out to a movie with his dad and brother, so I might spend some time tonight playing the piano, checking out my as-of-yet-unused Pride and Prejudice soundtrack book. Or I might read a book for fun (I brought Mr Darcy Takes A Wife… hmm, notice a pattern?). I don’t have any homework this weekend, and I couldn’t find a knitting project to bring. Clearly, this is a problem. I suppose I could just… sit on the couch and watch TV without multi-tasking. To repeat what said last night, “how in the world did I spend my time before I went back to college?” He’s right – what did I do? I watched more TV and paid more attention to it, that’s for sure. And I read books and knit. And… hmm. Well, before I met him, there were those three years that I worked 12-20 hours a week at the church. That took up some of my time too.
I get to see again on Sunday! This makes three times in 8 days! Amazing. And emailed me more pictures – very cute. Have a great Easter!
If you thought was a whore before, you should see her now. I splurged while at Target and got her a pet bed, as part of my plan to get her out of the habit of sleeping under the covers with me, and preparing her for the day when we move in with the boy. I found one for super-cheap, and it has a pouch in it for catnip. Well, she won’t even let me put the catnip in it – she just loves it as it is. She’s unbelievable. Well, she just rolled herself out of it onto the floor, accidentally, and now she’s too embarrassed to jump up on my lap again.
Mega progress in the wedding department planning today. Bridesmaid dress was picked out. And it’s my favorite! And I called florists and got quotes and think I have it narrowed down to two.
And now I’m starving, so I’m going to find dinner.