Friday, August 30, 2019

Five on Friday #209

EINS - Random Shit

Shit that makes me irrationally angry:
-When my wet foot gets caught in my underwear when I'm trying to put them on.
-When I get cash and it's in every possible fucking different direction rather than being organized.  What animal does that?
-When someone says, "Let's split the cost." Then that someone lets the cashier charge your card more.
-Why my radio volume is the same as my media volume in the car.  #FirstWorldProblems

Shit that makes me rationally angry:
-The motherfuckers who stood in the doorway of the conference room having a full blown conversation and then acted like I was interrupting THEM when I had to leave the room to go to the bathroom.  It's an INGRESS/EGRESS AREA ASSHOLES, not a fucking standing zone.


LAST* first day of school = check.
* because if I could make the same amount of money I'm currently making and ONLY do school, I'd do that.


You remember that one time when I said that 4 of 5 of my classes are in the same classroom?

Scratch that.  5/5 of my classes are in the same classroom.  The windowless room that I've just started calling "Megan's Dungeon."  If I hear another Cadet complain about how most of their classes are in that classroom, I may actually slap them.  Particularly if it's the same one that keeps bitching about it.

Fun fact, there are so many students in one of my classes, we don't have enough chairs and the teacher is the department head and rather than suggest changing classrooms, he said, "Well, you better get here early then..."  Uhhhh wut?  I'm wondering if he thinks someone is going to drop the class, but I doubt it since it's senior seminar and it's a required class for graduation that is only offered... you guessed it... once per year.

The 0800 class isn't listed, for whatever reason.


There were 2 highlights to my first day of school.

#1: My Precious and I were finally reunited.

After 2 months of strife and some tears and some laughter so there were no tears and 4 send backsies... My laptop has finally returned to me, WITH STICKERS, fully repaired.  I mean, of course, there was some strife, because I tracked my laptop and it actually arrived to Best Buy on Tuesday at 12:50, but I didn't get an email that I had an appointment to come pick it up until Wednesday morning.. and they set the appointment for August 31st.


I rescheduled the appointment to 7pm on Wednesday since it was available and actually just went by on my way home to pick it up, if I could.  I could.  All of my Geek Squad had dealt with me at some point through this disaster, so both the techs that were there were moderately invested in the situation.  They both gave the computer the once over, I checked to make sure the screen was still good and the parts were all back in their proper places, I signed some forms, and then My Precious and I headed home.

#2: My professor explaining the difference between SaaS and sass.

Prof: SaaS is not what we expect from Megan, SaaS is software as a service.
Class cackles.
Prof: I hope that's ok, Megan.
Me: Oh, it totally is.  I laughed on the outside and the inside.

There are perks to being in such a small department.  My NC State professors never knew me this well.  I was also 1 of almost 200 graduates in December.  I don't know how many graduates the Communication department had in the spring.  I'll be impressed if there are more than 30 computer science graduates at my spring graduation.  There are a few December computer science graduates, so that eliminates a few as well.


Soooo, a millionty years later, I finally made a VA doctor's appointment.  Because I was diagnosed with GERD while I was in the Navy, I'm hoping that maybe the VA will cover my Nexium prescription that the ENT prescribed to me, since my health insurance won't...

The steroid hasn't helped my throat issue (where it feels like there's something stuck in my throat) and the ENT suggested doubling my OTC dose of Nexium (which would make the mg equal to the prescription my health insurance won't cover), but I didn't like that idea since my monthly cost would double the $50 a month I already spend.  After some painful indigestion/GERD issues on Wednesday, I started doubling my Nexium on Thursday morning.  I'm not sure if it will help or not.. butttt I have nothing to lose besides $$ at this point.

I'm also considering starting some therapy stuff through the VA, if I can make it fit into my schedule.  Additionally, I said I would make an appointment for more anxiety meds, soooo this would check that box.  Also, I will eventually need more Lexapro, even if I'm only taking a quarter of the pill per day..

Annndddd finally, in health woes, the filling the dentist put on my broke tooth is almost completely chipped/eaten away.  Looks like I'm in for a crown and I need to stop by and have them check it out to validate my thoughts on the matter.  Ugh.



After my red sunglasses got fucked up on the dive trip, I messaged Goodr and they are going to send me some replacement lenses.  Wewt for my red glasses not being toast.


Since we haven't had any sagas lately.. Pax wanted to make sure that we did.

Last night, Pax ripped the webbing between 2 of his toes chasing Meri down the stairs.  Teh German actually was the one to notice the blood on the runner and I charged him with getting both dogs outside to staunch the bleeding inside.  I set about cleaning up the blood on the runner, Teh German fed the dogs and discovered that it was Pax who was bleeding.  I assessed the paw and had a feeling it was an emergency visit.  I facetimed with Teh Running Bestie who sent a screenshot to the GEGR group and asked for opinions.  It was a draw between clean it and wrap it and go to the vet, and I ended up taking Pax to the vet.

Solo car rides with Mom to the vet.

I'm glad I did, since once the vet put Pax under anesthesia, he noticed that the tear was a lot worse than we'd originally thought.  He used a few sutures to repair the laceration and after waiting on Pax to wake back up, the techs carried Pax to the car since he wasn't really walking well.  We stopped by Wendy's, per Teh German's request, on the way home for dinner, which didn't hurt Pax's feelings since I always order the Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger 4 for $4, and I never eat my nuggets, so Pax got 3 and I saved one for Meri.

Mahm, I hear people out dere.

Injury site.


Mahm, why are there so many of you?

Awww yasss, nuggggggs!

After getting home and getting Pax settled, we ate and then I proceeded to do the rest of the things I had to accomplish in the evening, laundry, etc.  I didn't get to do any of my work-work or homework as I had planned.  In fact, I should be doing both of those things instead of writing this, but I need some me time, so here we are.

At bedtime, Teh Running Bestie suggested that we get out Pax's crate for the next day and I took this advice and at 9:30 we were pulling vehicles out of the garage to get to the storage closet where the crates have been put away... waiting for this opportunity to be released from their prison.

Thankfully, Pax had no issues going into the crate this morning and no issues sleeping with his muzzle on last night.  There was one point when I thought he popped some stitches, but he was just bleeding from the initial injury still.

Teh German handled feeding and medications and leash business (pee/poop) this morning while I was getting ready.  Before I left, I handled changing the bandage and getting everyone settled.  I worked out with my boss to come home after class, rather than going into the office so I could check on the children and make sure they were fine.  I also gated off the upstairs so Meri had to stay downstairs with Pax, so I didn't know how 1- Pax would do in the crate since it was never his favorite, and 2- how Meri would deal with not being able to get to her prime lookout spot.

The biggest reason for dealing with the stress of the crate is because cleaning up the carpets is making my back hurt in ways that I cannot accurately describe and it generally annoys me because it's never just one spot.  I'm glad that Pax was crate though because he ended up pooping in his crate, AND THANKFULLY, rolling the blanket over on the HUGE MOTHERFUCKING PILE, and didn't even up getting it all.freakin.over himself.  Just mostly on his tail.  He did remove his bandage-sock, but because of the way it was wrapped with vet wrap, the vet wrap came down over the wound and it protected the wound area from any poop he might have stepped in.

I have Pax on a sedative to keep him calm for, at least, the next few days, so the stitches can do their thing.  I also know that Pax is crazy and some puny laceration won't keep him down and stop him from bitey-face with Meri, so it's for the best.

That said, depending on how much more blood and shit I have to clean up, I'm going to be asking the vet for some Valium for myself soon. 

The patient resting.

Anyways, because of all that strife, today has been a mess.  I didn't prepare for any of my classes, I was barely paying attention because I'm not focused since I'm worried about the children.  It will be fine, it always is... Sometimes, it's just harder getting there.

ZWEI - Money Shit

-New "professional" sunglasses (black frames instead of crazy red)
-Dive adventure snacks
-Dive trip cost (for boat ride and dive masters) + tip
-Puma shoes (most of which will get returned since I wasn't sure of my size)
-Baskets for organizing
-Travel lotion
-Bojangles breakfast x1
-Offsite meeting lunch
-Bojangles lunch because dinner woes
-Massage (pre-paid, woot)
-Plastic/rubbery Birks x2 (I ordered 2 pairs, but then I had to return those wrong sizes and get correct sizes, so 2 pairs and 2 orders, ugh)
-Car wash subscription
-Water bill
-Emergency vet bill - thanks Pax.

My spending has been a lot more in check since school started.  And it's only been 3 days.  Hallelujah.  I wrote this on ThursDAY and jinxed myself since I went to the vet on Thursday evening with Pax.  I have no one to blame but myself...  Siiigh

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Anemone update.
It's looking rather happy in it's new under-rock location.
Also wrote this earlier in the week.
Friday morning, the anemone had released and was sitting on the rock.
Friday afternoon, the anemone was behind the rock.

Teh Running Bestie suggested I burn it all after I sent her this pic asking for her "Spidey Knife".

100% my new Jira avatar.
I'm considering making this my new avatar image for all the things, because Hot Dog Face (aka the Wobby Wiener on Snapchat) is fucking hilarious.

VIER - From the Internet Shit

**Some of these could be repeats because I had to merge my internet entertainment folders and I didn't delete the images used from my laptop before I brought it to Best Buy, so I can't recall what I have and haven't used..  So if you're seeing these again, you're welcome.

Do not think less of yourself if you can't be fearless...
Doing it afraid is just as brave.
-Morgan Harper Nichols

And when you look to the ocean,
I hope it reminds you:
you are connected to something more.

She is making the brave choice to live beyond the boundaries of who her inner critic has told her to be.

and I will keep going.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. Morgan Harper Nichols quotes the night before school started.  Gotta get my mind in the right place and not let the anxiety spiral take control.
  2. Being on time for class, all 3 days.
  3. Teh German thanking me for taking care of the family on Thursday night.
  4. Not needing to get a divorce after unloading the generator that Teh German finally purchased from the back of the truck with just Teh German and I.
  5. Being able to come home and be with the dogs, even if they were just napping, on Friday after class.
  6. Taking care of errands and or making the decision to delegate shit... I do NOT have to do it all.  I need to stop forgetting this.  I need to STOP trying to make everyone else's life convenient at the sake of my own inconvenience and stress.
  7. Upper level classes where the professors are human and personable.
  8. Shipments finally arriving.  For real, why do we even use FedEx anymore and why are they so fucking slow?
  9. Tattoo appointment tomorrow.  One piece closer to completion.
  10. My people.  

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.


  1. um is that a real spider?? because if it is, WHY HAVEN'T YOU MOVED YET

  2. - OK, I'm not normally that scared of spiders but HOLY FUCK that spider is huge :-O
    - "I need to STOP trying to make everyone else's life convenient at the sake of my own inconvenience and stress." YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one of the hardest things to learn.


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