Sunday Morning Nostalgia Crush!

The opening to Good Times. My mother watched this a lot when I was really little.

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Livin’ the Dream

It’s been another shitty week, so we’re gonna make this a kitty week. So here are a pair of cats, enjoying their new catio. Enjoy!

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Snow and Nonsense

For giggles, I gave the word processing program on my Kindle a shot. It works. I have about a page from a fic I’m working on saved up and I intend to write more. (I’ve had the idea buzzing around in my head for a while. It will be great to get it out of there. Then I can make room for other things. And write them down.)

I still have a number of podcasts to finish. I am ridiculously behind on God Awful Movies; I think I’m about two months behind. Again, I won’t be bored. The tablet has certainly made things a lot better for me. I should have thought about this a long time ago.

Even more snow this morning. Well, we got lucky in this area, only receiving a light dusting. Farther south was hit by a full fledged snowstorm, bad enough to cancel school. I’m glad we weren’t hit that badly. Later in the day, the clouds disappeared and the sun made an appearance.

Work was busy. However, as one of my co-workers was leaving, she told me not to worry about Wiesia. As she put it, “Her bark is worse than her bite.” Now, that seems true.

I can deal with this now. I know that I can.

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Pages and Posts and the Hot Vulcan Sun

Try and be positive and not in the “I’m positive this sucks” way.

So things seem to have gotten a bit better. No one is bothering me. Wiesia seems to be keeping her distance. I’m fifteen chapters into Squirrel Girl and I am hooked. (If you haven’t read this, you need to. Seriously. It’s a ton of fun.) When I’m done with that, I’ll be picking up Raptor Red. That one won’t take long to finish; it’s a rather slender volume. But I have other books, waiting in the wings. I won’t be bored.

Prime has been reading Spock’s World to me. He downloaded it into his Kindle not too long ago. I have a paperback edition of my own, while he has a hardcover. But he decided that he wanted it on his tablet as well. He’s mostly been reading to me at night, while I’ve been curled up in bed, drowsing in the darkness. When I shut my eyes, I can almost feel the hot Vulcan breeze on my face, can hear the soft clacking of my heels as I follow behind the rest of the group. Mentally, I see myself fall behind and Kirk gives me a bemused smirk, while Doctor McCoy simply rolls his eyes and shakes his head slightly as if to say, “Darned young’uns.” Spock regards me with a placid look, raises an eyebrow and we journey onward. It’s escapist fantasy but it’s been wonderfully soothing.

The anxiety got bad enough to where I had to get my medication adjusted. I’m on sertraline and it has helped; it’s a bit tough on my stomach, however. If I don’t take it with food, I face cramping and nausea. But at least I don’t have panic attacks!

As for work, I picked up a couple of extra hours. I clocked in at two, rather than four. Looks like they needed the help. That’s one of the reasons why I come in early. I can sometimes pick up extra hours. Extra hours means extra money.

I caught myself murmuring a word under my breath after I clocked in for the day. Heya. It’s the Vulcan word for mountain. For some reason, saying that word makes me smile.

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Which Leads Us to Say

It’s a typical day.

Spotted on the national news: it seems that lawmakers want Tide to change the color of their laundry detergent pods. Supposedly, the bright green, blue, white, orange, or purple looks like candy, which tempts children to bite into them. A couple of things: the “kids” who are taking part in the Tide Pod challenge? They are teens and old enough to read. They can understand the danger. The toddlers who shove those Pods in their mouths? They’d try to gum them no matter what color they see. That’s what small children do. Constantly. Just a thought.

We’re getting more snow today. Prime and I walked out to flurries this morning. We didn’t get this much snow in December or January. It’s like winter is trying to play catch up or something. I don’t know if I like that.

Since Saturday’s snowstorm, it has gotten cold. And it doesn’t seem to be warming up anytime soon. So I have no idea when the snow might melt and when I can get back to walking to work. It probably won’t be until late March at the earliest, which is one hell of a wait. The next few weeks are going to be long indeed.

I just started The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World. I’m already on chapter five and I am loving it. This book is just plain fun to read. It seems that there’s also a sequel out there; I am so going to have to pick it up. Once I’m done with that, I plan to pick up Raptor Red. I won’t be bored, I can say that much.

I spotted my pain in the ass co-worker this morning. Thankfully, she didn’t bother me, as I was too busy with my Tamagotchi. It’s been two weeks, apparently. It technically died in its sleep shortly before 10am. I’ve already started a new one.

I swear, I think that the podcasts I listen to are just about the only things that keep me sane. It’s not simply the human voices, either. Listening to a review of a terrible kid’s movie had me laughing like you wouldn’t believe. I needed that, as Ratchet would say.

Just discovered that my tablet can create word documents. This might change a few things. I’ll let you know how that goes.

As for work, it was quiet. Wiesia left me alone, which is fine. No one said much of anything to me, so there’s that.

I think I’ll be okay. As long as I have the tablet, I’ll be okay.

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Turning Pages

Earlier today, I picked through some of my books, just for the hell of it. I have several that I want to read but haven’t had the chance to start; then, it hit me. I’d have more than enough time waiting at work, so why not bring a few of them with me?

Tomorrow, I’m taking my copy of Squirrel Meets World and I’ll crack it open. Because why not? If my co-workers have a problem with me reading, then I’ll know that they’re full of shit. Why would anyone have a problem with someone reading quietly? So, not only will my tablet head off to work with me tomorrow–I’ll tap out a quick post while I’m there–but I’m taking my book.

We’ll see how this goes.

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Digging Out

The snow stopped yesterday. We have more now than we did before Christmas. It’s insane.

Yesterday was quiet; Prime and I just lounged around and did nothing. That seemed to help my hip a bit; the sciatic nerve seems to be recovering. I can walk without flinching and stand for a little while without a lot of pain. That’s good. I’m hoping that a slightly lighter workload this week will help heal it up further.

I spent a decent amount of time yesterday downloading podcasts. I’ve loaded up God Awful Movies, at least, the episodes I haven’t taken in yet. I’ve got a backlog of about two months, so I’m thinking that this will keep me entertained for a couple of days. There are other podcasts that have a backlog which I can download so I won’t be out of options. I’ll also be bringing my 3DS, which will help as well.

I think our mail carrier lacks the ability to read. We keep getting mail in our box that actually belongs to someone a street over. This has been going on for a few weeks now.

It’s been said that paper beats rock, rock beats scissors but nothing beats watching Tom Brady lose the Super Bowl.

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