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Jan. 1st, 2037 | 12:00 am

Once upon a time, there was a man called the Doctor, and he was very good at fixing fractures. He said, "Time heals all wounds," but he had meant to say small; it was his job to heal the larger.

I private-lock the boring stuff after a while. It's nothing but my desire to keep my journal clean.

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Feb. 16th, 2017 | 04:01 pm

Tried setting up my Roku with (my grandad's) Charter/Spectrum TV credentials, but it seems the only channel I'm interested in AND that has a deal with Charter is NatGeo.

If anyone wants to share their HGTV cable with me, I can give you the Roku code to set it up 😇 See more at HGTV.com/roku

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Books February 2016

Feb. 14th, 2017 | 07:17 pm

Just reread both the Percy Jackson series - Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus. The third series - The Trials of Apollo - kicked off last year. I snagged a copy of the first book, The Hidden Oracle. It's back to first person narrative, only instead of being in the head of Perseus Jackson, we're in the head of former Olympian god Apollo, who (in punishment by Zeus) is now a 16-yo boy. I'm like 2 chapters in, but I realized I was burnt out on the world, so I put it down.

For whatever reason - and I honestly can't tell you why -- I picked up a copy of John Scalzi's novel Old Man's War. It must have been on a website list somewhere. I know that the title probably got my attention, but the quick synopsis is what hooked me. "John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army."

As a fan of The Forever War, I had to grab it.

LOVED IT. Loved it so much that I bought the next 5 books before I was finished reading it. I read the second book last night, and I started the third book today. Sometimes I get a little lost - my medication means that I don't have the same memory I used to have - but mostly the politics and such are easy to follow and intriguing.

Today I browsed Barnes & Noble's top scifi books of 2016 and got:

The Vagrant (book 1) by Peter Newman
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Too Like Lightning by Ada Palmer

That should keep me busy until the end of the month (and a little into next month).

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Work - this feels like a test

Sep. 7th, 2013 | 06:13 pm

The new big boss pulled me in today and said he needed help to plan the all-store meeting. This was genuinely surprising to me, because we have a HOSPITALITY TEAM whose sole purpose in life, it seems, is to glare me down when I go back for seconds at the all-store meeting buffet. I'm only half kidding - I'm a pig, and I hate participating if I don't have to, but I do go back for as much food as they'll let me eat.

So I had to flipping throw that stuff together - ladies and gentlemen, I AM NOT AN EVENT PLANNER. I mean, I *can* throw something together if I know exactly what I want and I have about a month to plan it. If not? Please oh please do NOT come at me 22 hours before this shit needs accomplished. Certain people like doing things like that. Certain people are cheerful and happy. I have had to be that person at times as part of my job description. I have been offered jobs because of this (no thanks, nonprofit - I'll keep my health insurance & 401k). But do I like it? Not especially. It's stressful, and I have no spatial aptitude, and I have a hard time seeing numbers as anything more than words in my head. The ridiculous amount prep I have to do to feel comfortable throwing a bash is, well, ridiculous.

But I did it, and I volunteered to show up 45 minutes early tomorrow (5:15am) to go pick up all the food, and I WENT TO WAL-MART AT 2PM ON A SATURDAY and got tons of fruit, and I made sure there were plates and, just, guys. My new big-boss was all, "Thank you," and I just was, like, well, yeah, no problem, because if his first store meeting sucked, then it would SERIOUSLY be detrimental to his leadership. & that would hinder morale. So obviously we got to have a fantastic event here, you guys.

This is seriously shit I think about. "Keep people happy and engaged in their jobs so that morale stays high and customer service scores go up." I am so in retail management.

There is supposed to be a game, and I hope to hell that I can convince my coordinator to organize and enforce participation. She's like a suspicious, stubborn, Olympic-quality cheerleader.

I am not taking ANY credit whatsoever for this shit in case it goes south on us, btw.

I will be showing up for the event in sneakers and gym clothes, because after the meeting gets out, I am headed straight to Rockwall to play me some darn disc golf!

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this feels good

Sep. 6th, 2013 | 07:31 pm

You're the most beautiful person on the Internet and I'm glad we're friends. I can't even articulate how gorgeous you are, and that's saying something considering how wordy i am.
Well, have a good night I guess.

-from a random twitter friend whom I've added on facebook. I am the most beautiful person the Internet.

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just another day at my job

Sep. 6th, 2013 | 06:44 pm

Today for a customer, I got down on my hands and knees and pulled a fallen comb out from under a vanity, and then I replaced a toilet seat for her, a 92-year-old woman. She hugged me when I left and told me to come back to visit, because she would make me cookies.

I felt really bad, because I am never going back there. Way too much energy is involved in keeping an elderly person happy. I can barely keep myself happy.

I started vaping because I hate smoking. I went in prepared, and he tried to give me 11mg liquid, and I convinced him to give me 18mg, and then I went back for 24mg (coffee flavor) at the fancy vapor place.

I got my grandmother one, even though I don't actually talk to my family. I'm going to Rockwall on Sunday to play disc golf (new addiction). Maybe I'll stop by the house and show her how to vape so my grandfather will stop complaining about her smoking in the house. It will be the birthday present for the both of them.

I am afraid that my grandmother would give it to my sister, which would piss me off.

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It only now occurs to me to be upset about that

Sep. 5th, 2013 | 09:19 pm

One time I went to the school counselor about something SUPER UPSET and she automatically assumed it was because I was ugly. No fucking lie. I didn't even journal "I'm ugly," because I assumed it was my teenage brain and angst and possibly not true, until after that school counselor. And being told that I'm a classic beauty and people will see that some day? Yeah, lady, way to build the trust.

P.S. - not every high school girl comes to see the guidance counselor because they feel ugly or fat or because they have boy problems.

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good-night, my loves.

Jul. 30th, 2013 | 06:58 pm

Things I learned at work today:

My comedy routine involving Michael Douglas's throat cancer is apparently the stuff of legends.

They changed a national policy at one of my vendors because of a fit I pitched at them.

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ahhhh update

Jul. 30th, 2013 | 06:06 pm

So the SHIT hit the fan regarding one of my customers, and I managed to give my (new) store manager the run down and he said, "Yeah, that's exactly what the customer said..." I fucking KNOW, because it's the truth, but he always seems so surprised when this shit comes up. It's like, have I or have I not been freaking the fuck out over these product issues for 3 months now? All in this one department? DID I NOT CRY ON SATURDAY WHEN I GOT THE TEXT THAT THERE WERE MORE ISSUES??

I did manage to get on the phone with corporate for the vendor and be, like, well, I need this taken care of, and he gave my personal number to the LOCAL GUY whom I don't want to talk to, and the conversation boiled down to, "I've been on top of this since it was handed to me." "I told your guy that I was going to remain on hold until I got someone in management." "....yeah." And then I said I wanted EVERYTHING paid for, so we'll see what happens, because I'm losing about SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS and this shit is not cool.

Annnnnndddd I just remembered that I didn't call back the insurance customer. Fuck.

Trisha and I were talking, and she was, like, "Girl, you need medicated." "I just fucking hate everybody, Trish. Everybody."

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