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Guess who's got a new job? [Jun. 14th, 2007|09:58 am]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Oh yes, that would be me. After months and months of bitching and moaning about my current position, I finally found myself a brand-spankin' new job. It's with the state, and it pays MORE than my private law firm job. See bitching and moaning, above. I start in 2 1/2 weeks. Wooooooo-hooooooo!
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2007|10:49 am]
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]

This morning I stopped on the way from a meeting to pick up a baseball for my Not-So-Mythical-Husband give to his interpreter (or "terp," as they are apparently called). On the way to the mall, NSMH called for our most-days chat, and so I wound up wandering around, describing various hats to him, and laughing a lot, and it was very much like having him home to go shopping with me. I remember saying to him, shortly after we started dating, that I liked spending time with him so much that even enjoyed running errands with him, and he agreed. I still like running errands with him, and this felt a lot like it. It was wonderful and the most like having him home that I can remember in a long time.
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Not funny, but, you know, still kind of funny [Mar. 12th, 2007|03:06 pm]
[Current Mood |cynicalcynical]

Actual quote from the obits section of my local paper (names changed so I don't get my ass kicked by people with a healthier respect for the recently departed):

FIRSTNAME LASTNAME — Firstname Lastname, 95, longtime resident of Local Town, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 9, 2007.

She was 95, people. Did NO ONE see this coming?
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The date is looming near [Mar. 9th, 2007|12:51 pm]
[Current Mood |crankycranky]

Okay, seriously? Could everyone I have ever met or heard of please slow down and stop all having babies until (1) my husband comes home safely and (2) my body stops rejecting my attempts at motherhood? Every time I turn around someone new is pregnant and I'm starting to feel like the universe is ganging up on me.

Also, March 17 is coming fast, which isn't helping, and if you didn't already the significance of that or what I am going on about, you probably do now.

*wallows in a vat of self-pity which, along with everything else in Vermont, is probably frozen and stuck to the ice on the sub-zero ground*
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Swiss accidentally invade Liechtenstein [Mar. 2nd, 2007|03:06 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

This? Is a really awesome headline. It sounds like something they would put in The Onion, especially because the Yahoo! article continues on to say that basically the Swiss troops accidentally invaded Liechtenstein and no one noticed. Even when the officials in the invaded country were told, their reaction was apparently like, "Meh. No biggie. It's not like they really meant to, and all they had with them were some guns. Sheesh. Come in here with some attack helicopters, then maybe we'll talk."

See? THAT'S how you do international diplomacy.
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So true, so true.... [Jan. 23rd, 2007|04:16 pm]
Well, okay, not sure if the "mature" and "up class" (whatever that means) are true, but the wine part definitely is. Thanks to kseniia_antir for the quiz!

You scored as wine. you are mature and up class, and only like the best of things.






















what alcoholic drink are you (pictures)
created with QuizFarm.com
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If an oven in Vermont catches fire and no one else notices, do I still feel like an idiot? [Jan. 11th, 2007|09:39 am]
[Current Mood |embarrassedembarrassed]

The answer is, of course, yes. The house was smoky, I had to open the back door even though it was about 10 degrees outside, and then my dinner *still* wouldn't cook because, as it turns out, in part of my quick-thinking-douse-flames-with-baking-soda frenzy, I turned off the oven. Turns out catfish doesn't cook so well in a cooling oven.

The distressing parts, in addition to the FIRE INSIDE MY HOME (see above), were (1) the smoke alarm(s) never went off (must remember to check batteries) and (2) although most of the house smelled, as you might expect, like greasy-burnt-inside-of-the-oven smoke, my bedroom upstairs somehow managed to smell like cigarette smoke. This despite the fact that in the almost 2 years we've lived there, no one has ever smoked a cigarette in our home.

Now I have to live with the smell for a while, since it was an even ZERO degrees when I left the house this morning. Where is the freakishly warm winter when I need to air out a house?

Seriously, though - I was thinking of trying to use the oven's self-cleaning properties to clean it one of these days, but now I'm afraid it will catch fire and potentially be locked or explode. How does a self-cleaning oven safely clean itself?
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Yawn, and also grrrrrr..... [Jan. 8th, 2007|09:37 am]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Maybe it was the howling winds buffeting my house and rattling the windows, maybe it was the general tumultous upheaval in my personal and professional lives, maybe it was the apparent inability of much of anything to go right for me these days. Whatever the cause(s), I slept like crap last night. And had some really f'ed up dreams, including one in which my father calmly informed me that he was carrying a gun because he would, in fact, be killing me at 2:00 p.m. You know, all kinds of matter-of-fact and seemingly unconcerned about my access to telephones from which to call the police, as though he already knew there was nothing much I could do about my impending death. I raced around, furtively trying to seek help from local shop owners and place calls to the police and my D.H., all the while seeing the looming shadow of The Dad of Doom. It was unnerving, to say the least. I think I woke up before I got much resolution, too.

Is it really only Monday???
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All the news.... [Nov. 8th, 2006|01:17 pm]
Rumsfeld is stepping down!

*does happy dance*
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Why can't the Americans teach their children how to speak, Part II [Aug. 28th, 2006|12:00 pm]
So a while back I ranted about how this fairly prestigious (and very expensive) organization to which my office belongs provides us with documents that have clearly been edited by a second-grader who writes on paper with the two big horizontal lines and the little dotted horizontal line between them. For months I have been traumatized by the '"text text text text".' Also the '"text text", except in the case of text.' What I am attempting to show here is that they put the quotation OUTSIDE of the ending punctuation all over the place, even though the punctuation does not alter the meaning of the text inside the punctuation.

Today I discovered three instances of something that really rubs me the wrong way - misuse of "it's." Or, in their case, "it's". The content was something along the lines of "the house and it's contents." Seriously? We pay these people a lot of money and no one with a modicum of grammatical know-how can give these documents a once-over? The house and it is contents? Because that's what they are saying. And few things annoy me as much as misused apostrophes, at least among people who should know better. Or charge a lot of money.

I guess I should thank my lucky stars they didn't say "the house and it's content's". Because that's three strikes right there.
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