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( Dec. 12th, 2009 12:08 am)

More from Watts here

And the National Post are now covering it (thanks to Warren Ellis, apparently).
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( Aug. 26th, 2009 07:37 am)
Taking [ profile] neeuqdrazil to the hospital on the advice of telehealth. More updates later.
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( Jul. 9th, 2008 09:35 am)
Joints hurt today. My fingers are swollen enough that I actually had to take my ring off. Slept like crap. Humidity and heat - DO NOT WANT. Taking robaxacet for the joint and muscle pain, and tea for the slept like crap and the robaxacet drowsiness. Also, work's dress code is really dumb on days like this - long pants and button down shirts in this weather is just mean.

It rained hard engouh last night that the sub basement parking garage (where my spot is) flooded. When I got home last night there was enoguh water that it was an inch over the elevator door. I walked up one floor to get the elevator.

This morning, the water level had lowered, but half the garage is still underwater. Fun! the humidity is hihg enough that the rain droplets on the car from last night were still there.

On closer inspection, the elevator sign about the scary guy is much worse than I first thought. The guy is known to police, and hung around for two hours after being refused entry to our building after making an indecent proposal to a woman entering the building. This guy apparently does this to neighbourhoods, lurks around trying to get into buildings. There is a warrant for his arrest from previous lurking. If we see him, we're supposed to go inside and call the cops, and NOT tell the guy we're doing so.

On the plus side, a gazebo has been obtained.
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( Apr. 22nd, 2008 02:21 pm)
I was annoyed last night when work kept me from the gym, because missing Monday threatens to mung up my exercise schedule for the whole week.

Getting woken up at 4:21 this morning made getting a good workout today harder.

Now, I whacked my hand on the corner of a table hard enoguh that I can feel the bruise on the back of my hand in my palm, and my arm is throbbing from fingertips to elbow. I'm periodically running it under cold water for as long as I can stand, and I've taken advil, both to combat swelling. I can still move my hand, so I doubt it's broken, but making a fist is challenging. I don't think I should be doing any weightlifting with my right hand today. :(

I have a feeling this week is out to get me somehow...

ETA at 15:20: Okay, maybe it *is* broken. I'm going to drive home now and then call telehealth and see what they say.

ETAA at 16:54: At home now, and the pain seems to be receding. Even if it is broken, there's not much to be done for it.I'm going to wait a bit and then go on with my plans for the night. If it doesn't get better, I'll go see my GP tomorrow.

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( Feb. 12th, 2008 10:52 pm)
After taking myself out to dinner, I am finally home safe. I had to take a somewhat circuitous route from the 401, since I was following the plows, and there were 4 foot tall snowbanks blocking the on ramp to the Allen. Thankfully, someone had bulled through the similar snow bank at Avenue, so I made it off the highway, where I followed a van that did not have its rear window defrost on, and was not using its rear window wiper. It made up for that deficiency by driving 20 kph straddling two lanes.

I am glad to be home. Now to see if the cold meds are strong enough to keep the cough of D00m at bay long enough to sleep.
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( Feb. 7th, 2008 09:29 pm)
Holy crap. It's only 9:30 and I don't have anything I neeeed to be doing. I... don't know what to do with myself! (gimme a minute, I'll think of something. Maybe write some microfic or watch some Dexter.)

I worked from home both yesterday and today. Yesterday I just decided that with the snow on the ground and the forecasted doom, home was the best choice. This morning, I had a dentist's appointment, and felt a little guilty about staying home yesterday, so I figured I'd try to drive in. My street didn't get plowed until about 4 this afternoon, so getting out at 9:30 was interesting; thankfully my civic is a little hockey puck and can sort of slide over the snow with a little coaxing.

I made it as far as Keele on the 401 (which was sticky and slippery), when traffic reports informed me that the 401 all the way to work was slow and filled with accidents and blocked lanes. I gave up and turned around. It took me until 11 to get home. I got back to my street, and there was a station wagon trying to get up the street as I was trying to get down it, with an SUV behind him.

I stopped and grabbed the shovel from my trunk to help the station wagon - I wasn't getting past until he got unstuck anyway. After some digging and pushing, we managed to get him back into the driveway for his building - he gave up on trying to get out onto the main street. The SUV driver, of course, just kept rolling up closer and closer on the station wagon, including trying to drive on the sidewalk to get around the station wagon. He had a bad back and said he couldn't help push, but he'd be glad to shove the station wagon with his SUV. The station wagon driver declined.

Once I got home, I decided that I couldn't do anything else until I made myself a pot of dagoba hot chocolate, according to the directions on the tin (heat milk slowly, stirring eleven times clockwise, the eleven times counterclockwise, until vapours begin to form...)

In retrospect, I should have just stayed home in the first place. We shall see if I catch flak for it at work tomorrow.
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( Jan. 22nd, 2008 09:40 pm)
I juat got home at 9:30pm.

The good;

* bought and installed new wiper blades on the car
* got more windshield washer fluid
* got gas
* got groceries for tonight's dinner, my new recipe night contribution, and liz' NRN contribution
* got wine and sherry
* the new desktop ZIM! should arrive at the office before noon tomorrow

The bad;

* hip sore again, so workout was short. I blame lunges, and will try not doing them to see if that helps.
* I am so freaking tired that I don't have the energy to cook anything. But, if I don't, it will rot before it gets cooked. So, off to work I go. I think there is something weird about having to stay up past my bedtime just to get dinner ready. At least there is wine!
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( Jan. 13th, 2008 11:16 pm)
This has to be the best workout plan evar; a woman is putting together a training regimen to prepare herself for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
Because I keep coming up with ideas, and not doing anything about them because I forget:

Pending creative endeavours

  • LJ post: Where Is My Mind: A meta-magical examination of my state of mind of late.

  • Microfic of the day (goal: one per day for November)

  • WorldBuilding: Making magic; designing a function ficton from the magic up

  • Neologism: SpellPunk

  • Finish up zombie raver outfit

  • Build my own Brass Goggles; I have the materials, just need to spend an hour or so with the dremel. Sadly, won't have time before NeoVictiorian Nightmares.

  • Caged Faerie: will require me learning how to do wiring.

I will be taking suggestions for microfic topics as I try to post one microfic per day.
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( Oct. 18th, 2007 10:18 pm)
My zombie mask is done! I am glad I have a powerful fan to aid the drying of paint and papier mache. So, I have all my props and everything for Bards tomorrow night. I've done a dry run including pre-amble. I am nervous as hell.

I still need to pack for tomorrow, and get some stuff together so that I will be ready to run to the video shoot saturday once I get back.

We will need to be leaving the appt in less than 6 hours to get Liz to her plane on time. I should be in bed soon.
If anyone was wondering where we're going on the July long weekend to camp, check the google map here.
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( May. 9th, 2007 11:29 am)
Sleep continues to hate me. Tomorrow, I bring it up with my doctor again.

I woke up at 3:30, got back to sleep until 4:30, then woke up again at 5, and gave up. I took my time getting ready, then slogged through heavy traffic to arrive 10 minutes earlier than usual, after waking up an hour earlier. Doom! There has been caffeine. I am still undecided on the whole "murdering the world with my thoughts" plan.
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( May. 8th, 2007 10:12 pm)
Apparently, I am *not* indestructible?!?!

Bed now.
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( May. 7th, 2007 09:32 am)
Surreal moment this morning.

I woke up, in darkness, and looked over at my clock. The numbers were changing, couting upwards. I checked my clock to see if something was pushing down one of the buttons on top of it. Nothing was.

I eventually woke up enough to remember that there are sleep and snooze buttons on the detached speaker on the other side of my dresser, and eventually woke up enough to go over and turn the speaker over (it had gotten turned upside down some time in the evening). At that point the clock stopped counting and went back to showing that it was about 4:20am.

In other words, sleep still hates me. I am exhausted.
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( Apr. 3rd, 2007 10:20 pm)
Will a White Easter make up for our Green Christmas?

Dear NCIS,

It was good while it lasted, but now that you've decided to be a lame 24 clone instead of a more witty CSI clone, I'm afraid that it's over.

Dear House,

Keep up that wanking and you'll end up like NCIS.

Dear Heroes,

Come back! I love you!

Damned hard to find European size zippers.
curgoth: (Jotun)
( Mar. 1st, 2007 06:54 pm)
Home safe now. I had a 4 hour commute home.

One of my co-workers is leaving this week, so we went out to a farewell lunch for her that ended up taking three hours. The drive back to the office was pretty rough, so after about 15 minutes, the call was made, and we all left.

I was on the road from 2:40 to 6:40, roughly. I ran out of energy at the first hour, but fortuitously, there was half a bottle of barq's in the car from the weekend, which woke me up enough to make it the rest of the way. On the bright side, I'm now much better at driving in snow.

Now I am very, very tired, and am going to go open a bottle of wine.
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( Jan. 3rd, 2007 08:26 pm)
Winter camping has been cancelled due to the complete and utter lack of winter - it was decided that spending 3 days in a yurt near Port Elgin when it's 5 C and raining would kind of suck, so it's off.

This does mean, however, that I'm going to drag my ass to Dark Rave Saturday night for as much fun as my semi-broken body can handle.

Since [ profile] neeuqdrazil made plans for Friday night on the assumption that I'd be out, I am looking for something to do out of the house. Suggestions?
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( Oct. 1st, 2006 11:03 pm)
It has been a weekend with many good things in it, but not, on the whole, a good weekend. Primarily because timing has been pretty crappy throughout, and things never quite went how I would have liked them to, though no fault of the various people I was privileged enough to spend time with.

The good things;

  • A lovely evening with the fantastic [ profile] not_matt

  • A lovely evening with another fantastic person.

  • Seeing Fearless, which I quite enjoyed.

  • Seeing Anchorman, which I did not expect to enjoy, but did.

Tomorrow night is Ladytron at the Guvernment. Bleep Bloop!

Also, Happy Birthdays to [ profile] hippybngstockng and [ profile] princesspoopy! Also to [ profile] themusesbitch in one hour! I have been really bad about my birthday posting.
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( Sep. 1st, 2006 07:36 pm)
So I learned something tonight.

One bottle of "Nair for Men" is not enough. Not even enough, really, to do both my legs. Two hours later, I've removed the hair from my legs. Only my legs, thus far. I think I will leave the upper body until tomorrow.

Which influences my choice of clothes for the club tonight - do I want long sleeves and a skirt that shows legs or something? Do I need to lose the beard now instead of later? I know not. But I am tired.


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