10 Jobs For Wombats

one-woman fanbase
Imma just leave this right here.

(Doggie is doing better and may get to come home tomorrow after the better part of a week in doggie ICU. *Kermit arms*)

Jul. 7th, 2014

one-woman fanbase
Wow, I hadn't realized it had been three months since my last post. Still mostly posting short stuff over on Facebook; user info is in my contact sticky post at the top of my journal.

Things have been happening lately, I just haven't felt up for writing about them. One bright spot is that The Boy and I adopted a dog. Her name is Keira and she's a roughly two and a half year old pitbull mix. Fifty pounds of joyful doggie love who adores her people and wants to be wedged up against them at all times. Unfortunately, she also tries to eat absolutely everything and she's currently at Southpaws animal hospital because late on the night of July 4 she got into my purse and ate two rolls of Tums (tin foil wrapper and all), chewed on pretty much everything else in there, and apparently consumed some unknown quantity of Advil that was in the bottle she chewed the top off of. She's been in hospital since Saturday afternoon, and will be there at least through tomorrow. I'm pretty worried, since she appears to be getting worse as time goes on, and my anxiety disorder isn't allowing me to stop thinking that if I had just put my purse on the counter like I usually do instead of on the chair, my dog would be okay. :-/

In a display of terrible timing, The Boy is off in Texas for work this week, so I'm home alone and get to deal with the dog crisis for the rest of the week mostly by myself.

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Apr. 3rd, 2014

bucky calling
Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

Who brings the cheese on April 3rd?
The Cheese Weasel!
He's not a silly bunny or a reindeer or a bird,
He's the Cheese Weasel!
He's got a cute black tail
And tiny buck teeth
He doesn't bring fish and he
Doesn't bring beef
So you'd better be good if you wanna get some cheese
From the Cheese Weasel.
Cheese weasel

JoCo Cruise Crazy IV

cruise director
I did not go this year, but one of the cruisers has put together a "JCCC4 in 30 Minutes" video with clips from the week-long cruise.

They've already announced JCCC5, an 8 night cruise. I'm not sure I'm going yet, but the lure of Seamonkey friends and "80 degrees and sunny" in February is hard to resist.

[Edit: And if 30 minutes is too long, here's the 30 second version. ;)]

QOTD: Always kind of internally flapped

bag o'bliss
Some people say that in stressful situations I can seem unflappable, and I think that's partly because I'm always kind of internally flapped. And so ... when there's actually something real to be concerned about, it's actually less anxiety-provoking than these irrational things. It's also fairly typical ... of certain kinds of anxiety disorder sufferers, particularly people with panic disorder, [they] are exceptionally good at hiding it. They're able to convey an impression of competence, calmness and confidence, which is maybe substantially real ... but there's an internal fear. ... The gap between that and this façade where people see you as competent and effective — you're always afraid of being exposed, which is in itself anxiety producing.

    - Scott Stossel


Dec. 25th, 2013

seasonally appropriate laugh

(Tangentially, you should all go buy, rent, or go see a local showing of Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary film about the impact of "Calvin and Hobbes")


Holiday card time

It's almost that time again. If you'd like to get a winter holiday sort of mail thing from me, please leave me your address in a screened comment here or PM me on Facebook. If I had it before, I may well still, but I'm having a hard time with the organization thing and I won't swear that I could find it right now.


geek chick
So, any of y'all planning to be at LISA next month? I'll be there Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; mostly commuting but I might get a local hotel room for Monday night just because it's less annoying than the Metro commute.