January 18th, 2007

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iTunes question

Something I don't understand: Why can't I get iTunes to play a CD in shuffle mode? It will shuffle MP3s, but if I have a CD in, I can't. I change the mode to shuffle, the queue shuffles, but when I go to start it, it only plays one song, then stops -- not much of a shuffle. I'm very happy with iTunes otherwise (beats the hell out of the 4-5 previous music players I used previously) but this is bugging me.
  • Current Music
    The Changelings
  • Tags
spiked

Oh, my HEAD!

Some days I wish I could just detach my head and run it through the dishwasher! Not because of the whole dirty mind thing, but because I feel like my head is just a ball of hurt. Today I woke up to: headache, itchy eyes, completely stuffed nose, sore gums, sore jaw, sore throat (from breathing through my mouth). Lovely! I'm not a morning person anyway, so this is doubly discouraging.

EDIT: After some more evaluation, decided that since I have a very nice boss and a job that doesn't hold the world up, I would call in sick. We had a chat for 15 minutes just now but only about one minute was about me staying home today -- that was fine. I slept so badly last night, I really just want to go to sleep now, but first I will get dressed, go to CVS for some decongestant and lemonade, have breakfast, read the paper, and THEN probably go try and sleep (if the decongestant doesn't keep me up).
  • Current Mood
    uncomfortable uncomfortable
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4 Hours Later...

Well, seems like staying home was a good choice. I managed to get dressed and over to CVS, where I managed to make the cashier laugh with my goofy expression of gratitude the store is so close -- and my complete discombulation. Back here I had oatmeal for breakfast and took a "non-drowsy" nasal decongestant. After that I went to bed and slept for four hours! LOL. I swear, anything that says "non-drowsy" makes me fall asleep and anything that has warnings it'll make you sleep keeps me up all night. Anyway, I woke up only a couple of times, like when a fire engine went screaming by. The pill did seem to clear up my nose enough I could actually breathe again. Just woke up and had a second pill, which hopefully will keep up its effects.
  • Current Mood
    sleepy sleepy
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Sick day gets sicker

The sick day was a great idea but I seem to have gotten sicker. The sickness seems to have gone to my chest. I think maybe I caught whatever bug my neighbor Beth had the other day. Ugh. I swear I've been continuously sick since early December. Normally I'm pretty immune to this stuff but this year I'm getting hammered.
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Titanic

Inspired by the random pre-dawn obsessive thoughts I had about Titanic yesterday, I've rewatched the old VHS I had of it, which I hadn't watched in years. And cried. Not crying because I hate it (after all, dissing that movie is "the cool thing"), but because I'm a huge sap and during the second half of that movie, I burst out in tears like five times. I also like the movie, in all its yeah-right-that-could-happen glory. Doesn't hurt that my favorite younger generation actress is Kate Winslet either. And that I think she's friggin' gorgeous in a way that hurts my heart. Doesn't hurt at all.
  • Current Music
    Scandinavian stuff
  • Tags
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Wish me luck

I truly hope I wake up feeling BETTER because I feel pretty crappy right now and I don't particularly want to know what WORSE feels like. Now that I'm done all the work I was going to do (caught up with a TON of email, web site updates, project work) I'm going to take a nice long bath and then stick my head over a bowl of water filled with Vix VapoRub. Right before bed. That outta open up my pipes some! I'll be keeping a roll of toilet paper by the bed, though, since I used up all my tissues. Should have got some this morning when I was at CVS. Darn. Oh, well. I wasn't in a very clear state of mind at the time.