October 26th, 2004

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Static brain

Today I woke up at like 6:30 and while I couldn't fall asleep again totally, I half-dreamed the the "E: True Hollywood Story" of Pam Dawber -- which somehow grew out of me making a half-waking connection between some stuff in the latest Wraeththu book and "Mork and Mindy." I should have just got up!
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    groggy groggy
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Typical media BS

So after hyping the flu shot supply crisis story for two weeks straight, CNN now puts out a story which was obvious from the BEGINNING!

Flu reality check
Most people can get along just fine without shot

Aaargh! I was aware of this from the start and have been observing the hysteria a bit incredulously. I mean, no public official has ever said "Everybody MUST have a flu shot or you will DIE!" But people panic and the media encouraged that panic.
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    annoyed annoyed
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Venus Plus X

Starting reading Theodore Sturgeon's Venus Plus X this morning on the way to work and have read a bit at work, while waiting for reports to run. It's an easy read and I'm a fast reader, so not even trying I'm almost to page 50. Love it so far. Plot involves future earth peopld by hermaphrodites versus one average 20th century guy from New Jersey, who (so far) seems to have been plopped down amongst them. Knowing me, I'll be done with it by tomorrow or Thursday.
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    cheerful cheerful
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Not as bad as vaysh's professor with the tape but...

Just got the following email from somebody here at GTRI:

"Thanx. I guess they're going to post a fulltime webmaster job listing -- had you heard about that? Maybe you or Shelley can apply for it!"

Jeez, this woman is so out of the loop she can't even see it! Um, YEAH, I know they are hiring a FT person, since the reason I am here is to cover until they have one. But no, Shelley can't apply for it since she LEFT over a month ago for another job and I certainly am not applying since if I needed or wanted a FT job, I would already have this one! I mean, does she think I'm here 2 days a week b/c our dept. can't afford it or I have a kid at home? Who knows. I just cleared this up in my response.

ADDENDUM
Well, idiot woman replied back and naturally had more dumb things to say, like "Ah, well, do you think they could lure Shelley back to the position now? I guess not... since she probably got a REAL job. Oh, and as for you, it's good your biz is working out, I respect that a lot." And a bunch of other crap. Then when I told her Shelley wouldn't be back since she's at Cingular w/benefits and also gave her my URL, she replied with "Oh, I like your sites... they're so *succinct* and not all busy, and no Times Roman font, which I hate." Conclusion: The woman is flakey. I'm also surprised she didn't write things like "I admire U" and "that's hard 2 do" and stuff.
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    annoyed annoyed
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Questioning Happiness

Today was sort of odd.

For one thing, I woke up not exactly perky (never!) but well-disposed and by the time I was dressed, breakfasted, and set out on my walk to Tech, I was all bouncy and free, Venus Plus X in hand. All day long at work, even though what I was doing was crappy and boring, I felt carefree and relaxed. Had a nice lunch with Caleb over at the new pizza place on 5th, despite the fact the pizza was only like a B-. Afterward Caleb wanted to go to the Flor shop and in we went, and I swear I was glowingly happy hearing her talk about modular carpet systems. Bounced back to the office and continued to feel uplifted. On the way home, I felt giddy and I think I freaked a few people out from smiling, though quite a few smiled back and said hello. At home, I cheerfully made two Margarita (tomato, basil & mozzarella) pizzas from scratch (including the dough) and read from my book. Caleb came over for a while for dinner, TV and going over hotels for Germany. He's gone and I'm still all like this...

Some people would not call this "odd" but I would since I generally don't sort of run around carefree like I'm 7 or something. I can be happy and laugh and enjoy stuff, but normally it's in between lots of extreme frustration, vexation, depression, anxiety, and ceaseless worrying. Today I felt like there was no sort of dark overlay on things. Which I should be happy about except that usually whenever I have a day when I'm happy happy, I wake up the next day crying for no apparent reason. Sounds like a self-fulfilling prophecy to some, but I swear it's true. I think it was a very wise man who said, "The moment you question why you are happy, you will cease to be so." I'm not trying to do that, but I try to be realistic too.
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    "Hold On To Your Friends" -Morrissey
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The Sox won AGAIN!

I really don't want to see them f*ck this up. I mean, it's possible they could, like hey, the Yankees did, but duuuuuuuuuuuude...
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