December 8th, 2008

caffeine, tired

Last Week

Last week was stressful, and left me feeling down a lot of the time.
However, it did have some very nice parts with people I love, so even
though I'm feeling somewhat Bleh today I'm still happy overall. A
weekend hanging out with Laat, who I haven't seen in ages, certainly
helped improve my mood. I'm hoping since she only lives two hours
away now we might be able to hang out a little more often than the
maybe once or twice a year we have been.

Last Sunday I got to sleep in wonderfully late with lildomino. When hunger finally drove us from her bed, we went to get Thai food, continuing my experimentation with how well I've
recovered from my radiation treatments. The food was delicious, and
after hanging out a bit with Icespark while LilDomino ran to work, I
spent the evening with LilDomino, journaling while she did her nursing
school homework.

Last Monday after work I went over to icespark's to MUX. We
ate, and I got on the MUX for a TinyPlot meeting that sydneygb was running. Everyone had good ideas, and I was happy
to be able to actually get on and contribute for a change. After the
meeting I got to role-play as Cobra Commander with Sydneygb and
others, which was a lot of fun.

Tuesday I went to the dentist to get a crown re-adhered. The weekend
before Thanksgiving one of my crowns came off while I was eating.
Because it was the weekend, I called and left a message with my
dentist that I needed to make an appointment to put it back on. Given
that I had a root canal in that tooth, there was no pain, so I figured
it was no emergency.

The dentist called me back the Monday before Thanksgiving and asked if
I could come in that day to have it re-adhered, but since it was my
first day back at work I didn't want to leave immediately. Since it
was a holiday week, I couldn't get an appointment until the next
Tuesday, and my that time my rootless tooth had moved too much – so
now I have to buy a whole new crown. D'oh!

Tuesday night after work I went over to mishiell's. I tore
her away from Mobsters long enough to take her out for Chinese food,
and then when we got home I got on her computer to send out a notice
to inrp about a game night Thursday. Unfortunately Mishiell
passed out while I was on the computer, so it wound up being a very
early night.

At work I had to burn off six hours of Paid Personal Time before the
end of the year, and last Wednesday was one of the only days available
to do so. So, I took the day off and hid out while everyone else was
at school or work. That night I got together with LilDomino. We had
delectable Cuban food and then watched A
Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
. How
heartwarming! ;)

Thursday night Mishiell and I hosted the game night in my apartment
building's community room. A@, drakefenwick and ewysiwyg joined us for most of the night, and Brbe popped in as
well when he got off work. I kicked ass at Apples to Apples
and Run for your Life, Candyman!, but Ewysiwyg triumphed at
Munchkin. The night was quite enjoyable, especially for a last
minute thing.

Friday I got together with Icespark and we went out to dinner and ate
way too much yummy food. We went back to her house and spent a lot of
time playing on our laptops while trying to decide what to do with the
evening. Eventually we settled on snuggling and watching
Bones, so I finally got to start watching the second season.

This weekend was entertaining. I went down to Louisville to see my
friend Laat from college. I've seen her on and off depending on where
in the country she is living, but hadn't had a chance to see her since
she recently moved to Louisville, which is only 2 hours from Indy.
This weekend she had a fundraiser for the Girl Scouts, so that made a
god excuse to go down to see her and her new apartment. The weekend
was cold but it was great to see Laat.

Today I'm back at work, and it's annoying the fuck out of me. We
combined with another department so now the phones ring off the hook.
Plus, they keep moving everything to one server, so that every time
something crashes *everything* goes offline and makes our jobs almost
impossible. I hate working here, although I do appreciate still
having a job and insurance, especially after seeing the $16,000 bill
for my radiation treatments. So I guess I'll suck it up. ;)

"Knowing my brother-in-law, he probably deserves whatever you're about
to do to him. But this is my house, and I have certain rules about
snakes and dismemberment."
-- Rick, The Mummy Returns