Stressing Me Out Meow

Been a long day. So let’s have a cat video. For reasons.

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Under Pressure

Lulu, knock it off!

Monday was not a good day; I had a doctor’s appointment and well, I had the full physical exam. Now, on one hand, I’m glad, as I got my mammogram done but on the other…

Let’s just say something had to be removed and I was in a fair amount of pain for the rest of the day. Female pain, if you will. It wasn’t pleasant.

Basically, I just spent Monday lounging around and watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine along with Star Trek: the Next Generation. I felt pretty hammered for most of the day and just took it easy for the remainder.

Prime could tell something was wrong almost immediately and asked if I was okay. I was and pretty much am okay but I was shaken. I’ve already had other body parts who wanted to take me down. I don’t want to deal with others.

On top of this, Prime inadvertently ran the battery on Skids down to nothing and had to get a jump. So yeah, sucktacularity all around.

Tuesday was a recovery day; I ended up napping for a bit. I didn’t feel quite as bad Tuesday as I did Monday but was still pretty hammered. And now it’s back to work today.

At least it’s just a five hour shift. I think I can handle that.

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Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks for winning the NBA Finals! Brewers? It’s your turn next!

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Today wasn’t great. For reasons. I’ll explain later, but right now, let’s just have some cute.

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Sunday Morning Nostalgia Crush!

“The Captain of Her Heart” by Double. This is going to sound completely insane, but when I heard this song as a kid, it reminded me of Optimus Prime. No, I don’t understand why and I can’t explain it, either.

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It’s been one helluva shitty week, so we’re gonna turn this mother into a kitty week. So here’s a cat, helping her dad play the piano. Enjoy!

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Dumpster Fire


I got in early today and not forty minutes after I had settled down, one of the supervisors came up to me. “You mind clocking in early?” he asked. “Peg’s the only one at the door.”

I said yes. I had originally been scheduled for 12:30 to 21:00, so now I would be done a good three hours early. Eight hours and getting out before dark. Not a bad deal in my book.

However, I don’t know if it was such a good idea for me to do that. I’ll explain later.

Right around 13:00, Cassi stopped by the door. She wanted to know when I had clocked in, when I would be done for the day and had anyone suggested this to me. I told her that it was one of the supervisors; I don’t clock in early at all unless I’m asked. I’m not that type. So that irritated me a little. Maybe I took it the wrong way, but it just struck me as wrong. Probably because I don’t do anything like this unless someone asks me. But I digress.

Peg left at 14:00, but we had Brenda and eventually Georgia. Well, we had Georgia for a few hours; she went home early. Which meant that it was Brenda stuck doing all the procedures for the rest of the night. I couldn’t stay later, as I had come in three hours before my shift started. So if I had come in as usual, I could have covered the door and let Brenda do half of the procedures while I did the others. But she was stuck with all of them.

I’m trying not to stress, but the schedule is a wreck. There were a grand total of four people scheduled for the door, excluding me. One called in, so she didn’t make it. There was only the opener, a 12:15 mid-shifter, and the 3:45 closer. That was it.

I know I shouldn’t get upset about this. It’s out of my hands. But I’m frustrated. It shouldn’t be this hard to have decent coverage at the door but apparently, it is that hard. It’s not getting better, either.

I don’t know which is a bigger pain in my ass: my sciatic nerve or my job. It’s kind of a toss up right now.

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The (Emotional) Load

It’s mine and not yours.

I had to call in today. My sciatic nerve on the right side of my back, decided to throw a tantrum of epic proportions. Standing up was painful and walking caused me to cry. The pain radiated from my lower back down to just above my right ankle. Yeah, I would have been absolutely useless trying to do anything at work today.

I’m not happy about it. I would have rather gotten the eight hours. But for all I know, I might have been sent home within an hour if being there. Especially if I wasn’t able to move properly.

I ended up spending a good portion of the day in bed; sleep did seem to help. But it did more for my mental state than my sciatic nerve.

I’ve been fairly depressed lately and I wasn’t sure why. Things should be getting better; Prime and I have a trip to Minnesota. We’re looking at a possible BotCon relaunch next year. I’m fully vaccinated against Coronavirus and if I need to get a booster shot, I’m fine with that. Things should be better in my corner of the world.

It’s work that’s slowly driving me nuts. Our schedule is still completely ruined. We either have too many or not enough people. Coverage is spotty. I’m stressed out over it.

It’s the emotional load that’s getting to me. I need to let it go. Because it’s not my job to be that worried about it.

In my case, it’s easier said than done.

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Rainy Days and Wednesdays

Today, I was at the door most of the day. It seems that one of our people had been pulled into the Pharmacy. Another called in again. This is getting out of hand, to be honest.

I’m tired. I’m also depressed. My job isn’t as stressful as Walmart but it has been wearing at me. I’m not back to the level of “What fresh hell am I walking into?” that was Food Court, but it’s getting close.

I swear, I need a vacation.

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Breaking the Law, Breaking the Law

About 30 day stint. You?

I almost ended up with yet another thirty day ban from Facebook; Prime appealed for me and it got reversed. I still haven’t been on Facebook worth a damn today; I logged out and pretty much refused to log in again. This bullshit is getting worse and I find that I just don’t care for the platform anymore. Zuc’s fine with genocide and literal death threats against anyone who isn’t a cisgender heterosexual white man, but heaven forfend you upsetero a hetero. Then you get the ban hammer. It’s disgusting but it’s never going to change. At least, not until someone is physically injured and Zuc is sued over it. And I don’t mean anything like the ridiculous “lawsuit” that the Grand Nagus filed.

In the last couple of days, I’ve actually picked up the Switch again and done a few Max Raid battles. No shinies yet. But I’m not too worried. I have decent luck with finding them.

I honestly should have picked up the Switch earlier. It’s done wonders for my mental health. I guess I needed it. I’m starting to feel a bit more like myself again. It seems silly, but maybe playing Pokémon is good for my health.

Prime and I watched Marvel’s Rising on Disney+. Oh my god, I think I’m in love with Squirrel Girl. She’s so damn perky and adorable and I think she’s cute. She’s also the kind of person I would hang out with in high school. For reasons.

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