(although we've reserved the right to since we don't have a new
contract yet), so I got to return to work and continue hoarding money
in case negotiations break down and we wind up walking out next week.
That's alleviated some financial stress, and since things in my
personal life have calmed down I've been happier in general. I've
gotten to spend quality time with local peeps during the week, and on
the weekends I've been able to travel to see Towanda000, Ona_Tangent
and Scottak last weekend and Lemur_Lady in Minneapolis this past
weekend. I didn't really get much alone time last week, but it was
Last Sunday morning in St. Louis Scottak and I cuddled Ona_Tangent in
bed before they had to get up to go to a brunch and I had to head back
to Indianapolis to meet up with Mishiell. Although pouring rain made
me a bit late picking her up, I had a nice evening. Mishiell and I
had Chinese food and then snuggled and napped together. Mishiell
seems willing to make more time to get together with me in the near
future, so that's very encouraging. She's trying to force doctors to
treat her symptoms seriously so she can sleep again and be more awake
during the day, which she hopes will help her concentrate and better
handle decision-making and stress.
Last Monday CWA still wasn't striking, so I went back to work. We
were crazy-busy all day, and I had a blinding headache I couldn't get
rid of. This wasn't helped by the fact that I'd taken my analgesics
home in preparation for the strike and hadn't yet brought them back.
After work IceSpark made us dinner and we each played on our laptops.
We collected meat on Kingdom of Loathing and I worked on the MUX wiki since it was too late
to do much role-playing. I set up a Twitter account for the MUX to
alert players when characters are closing and TP events are starting,
etc. Once my headache finally receded I was much more productive.
Last Tuesday work was just as crazy, and I got stuck on a cut that
took me four hours to resolve. After work I stopped by IceSpark's for
a hug and kiss and to pick up my computer, which I'd left there so I
didn't have to lug it around all day at work. I then went to
LilDomino's to pick her up and run us out to McDonald's for food.
LilDomino was horrendously sleepy (she said her friend called it
"experimenting with whole new levels of fatigue"), so we watched TV
and played on our laptops while we ate and then just went to bed. I
couldn't fall asleep as quickly as LilDomino did, so I played a bit
longer on the Internet, but eventually I shut things down and snuggled
up to LilDomino to sleep.
Last Wednesday morning LilDomino and I got up a little early so we
could have breakfast at Denny's before I went into work. After work I
went to Salamander42 and Pandara's. They know I'm poor and trying to
save money, so Salamander42 cooked dinner for the three of us while
Pandara got ready to go over to my apartment. Pandara and I had
discussed going out, and eventually decided to just stay in to snuggle
and watch anime. Pandara introduced me to Samurai
Champloo, and then we watched Cowboy
Bebop until Pandara passed out (it was a Shinichirō Watanabe
night!). Pandara's going to try to find the rest of her Samurai
Champloo discs so we can watch it from the beginning.
Last Thursday morning Pandara and I left early so we could grab
breakfast at Le Peep. Work continued to be extremely busy, with
everyone apparently trying to get everything done before the Easter
holiday weekend. LilDomino had said she wanted more snuggles, so
after work I went to her house, once again bringing us food.
LilDomino had a paper to write, so I got on the MUX and role-played
with Temera and Sci-Fi as Barbecue, as well as with Stormwind and
Uplift as Blaster and Typhoon. However, it turned out that
LilDomino's paper wasn't actually due until FRIDAY at midnight, so she
decided to turn in relatively early. I got off the MUX and joined her
for cuddles and sleep.
Friday I expected work to suck since 90% of my co-workers were gone
for Good Friday, but actually it was not that bad. I did wind up
getting stuck with an ISDN mess since I was one of only four people in
the five states working who'd been trained on them, but after the
business office closed it was relatively quiet and I had a chance to
catch up on my points for the day. After work I went to IceSpark's
and we got a new membership at Our Haven so we could go there for
events, starting with Beltane next month. I checked my itinerary and
packed for the weekend, and then the two of us went to bed since
IceSpark was already unconscious on the couch.
This past weekend I went to Minnesota to see Lemur_Lady for her
birthday. It was great to spend time with her, even when I was just
sitting next to her on the couch while she spun yarn. IceSpark drove
me to the airport Saturday morning and Lemur_Lady picked me up. After
stuffing ourselves with yummy breakfast specials we went by the art
store and then returned to her apartment to snuggle on the couch and
watch Juno. We hung out while she spun yarn, and then went to see some of her
friends at a karaoke bar and then to The Triple Rock to see The
World/Inferno Friendship Society perform (I'm definitely a new fan).
I'm glad I bought my plane tickets before the strike scare, or else I
might have hoarded my money and not gotten to have that wonderful
weekend with her.
Now I'm back in Indy and at work. This week has been sucky between
work stress and fighting with my sister about money, but I have
enjoyed time I've spent with my girlfriends, and so far work hasn't
managed to destroy my good mood today. Let's hope it lasts!
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