August 17th, 2004

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Random bits of me

Received a rather cryptic, basically anonymous personal email last night which I *think* is supposed to be reassuring. I'm not quite sure how I should respond to it or whether I should, seeing as I'm not sure who wrote it and I'm wary of that sort of thing. I would paste it in here and have people speculate what the author might mean, but I'm guessing the author is somebody who reads my LJ so why bother.

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Had strange dreams which I mainly can't remember anymore. The only bit I do remember is my piggy Abbie having a baby, fathered by YinYang -- not very likely since YY is quite positively female and had a baby herself this past winter. The little guinea pig turned out to a tiny little version of YY, i.e. soooooo cute!

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I was logged in to Amazon to check a listing of something and wound up discovering a review of BD that was, shall we say, less than positive. It was a very long review and that's good because I'd rather be panned in detail than by some flippant comment like "This book isn't worth being used for toilet paper," but I still can't say I was exactly thrilled to read such a thing first thing in the morning. Bah.

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Depression is mainly continuing. I got into a cheerful mood for a bit last night when Caleb got back from Vermont and came over, but that's gone now. Have a headache centered around my left eye socket and I'm feeling like all my emotions have fallen into a pothole -- either they're flat or depressed. Like I would be more angry about the review but I can't be bothered. Or I should be all excited over getting my pictures from England back yesterday, but I don't feel anything over it and have no motivation to post them online at the moment either.

I really should have seen this coming. All last week I my LJ mood was "chipper" and "bouncy" and I was basically manic. Which feels good at the time. A couple times I thought to myself, "If I'm this happy and energetic, obviously I'm about to get depresed" but I dismissed that as a negative thought. I mean, why *shouldn't* I be able to stay happy?

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Going to get some aspirin and tea (not mixed) and then conjur up some sort of immitation motivation.
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Two good things

1) Mat Man just called me and he agrees that the home page he had me design (click here) is a monstrosity. I was really afraid he'd just want to go forward with it but he had the same reaction to it I did: "Ugh!" He is re-thinking his ideas.

2) Took some aspirin. While I was doing so, it occured to me that while it's true I have these sinus/depression headaches, ever since I left my job, I've been using a lot less aspirin. I used to keep a 500-tablet bottle on hand in the office all the time because I would get so many headaches. Now it's more of a twice a week thing. Sheesh, I hated that job.
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(no subject)

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"He believed that the Grus were truly intelligent."

Extra points if we can guess each others books.
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Eggs and Bachon

OK... the announcer on the public radio classical program I listen to just offered to email any people who want a copy of the scrambled eggs recipes he got from his Cooking from Julia cookbook. He gave his email on air and was like "Just write me!" LOL. This announcer, Jay Lumley (?) often inserts these personal/humorous little comments into the classical program but the eggs recipe is a little far even for him. One other note on this is that I could swear Jay said he had cooked the eggs this morning since "John's parents are visiting from Illinois." Now who is John? His partner? Boy, now I can't stop listening to this program, I need to put together the clues!
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I should've got them to Western Union it

I finally a client to pay me a significant amount of money they owe me and the check is LOST IN THE MAIL! I've been waiting a week now. The office is only like 2 miles away. And I know it was sent because Caleb is the one who sent it. *fuming at whatever power is to blame in this* I was totally counting on this money coming in this month.
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Eek!

There's this picture of swimmer Michael Phelps on the NY Times web site. My immediate reaction: How many more milimeters lower can those swim trunks go before they become revealing. I live in a city of low-low pants and shorts but those are impressive. How do they stay on?!
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Pictures!

I finally got our film developed from England -- all 5 rolls of it! Therefore, with a month delay, here are the pictures posts, or at least one of them, as I think I will try and only do 1-2 a day, rather than all 5 at once. You know, string it out a bit.

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P.S. My mood picked up around 4 p.m. Feeling much better now.
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