Friday, October 25, 2019

Five on Friday #215

EINS - Random Shit

After flipping out last month on the Cadets for never being able to recall any information given in class...  The PITA Professor has now started coming to me to confirm the due dates that he has announced in class.  This has happened more than once.  I am officially the date keeper of all assignments given in all my classes.



A typo-ed period on the output of a programming assignment cost me an entire letter grade on a PITA Professor assignment.  There is probably someone out there who thought I was just being "Megan-dramatic" by calling him PITA Professor.. but, Gentle Readers, I am not.  So I got a D+ on an assignment instead of a C+ because of a TYPO-ED PERIOD.  And it's not like the grading of nhis programming assignments isn't entirely subjective anyways.. so I mean.. he could have just docked like half a letter grade and I would have still gotten a C.  NOPE.  Fuuuuuuucccckkk yoooouuuu, brrrroooooo.

I knew something was up when he asked me for a source file from my turn in... He could have asked me for the output again, but instead he asked for the source file.  I see what you did there.  Dick.  Ugh.


Last Friday this post didn't happen because life.  Monday posts often don't get to happen on Monday because life.  I've seriously considered just not blogging at all because I need to stop stress-forcing myself to do things.. and then I'm like, but we had such an awesome weekend and I want to document that, which is the whole purpose of this blog...  so it's a conundrum.  So if you've noticed the wavering schedule, just know that's how my life is currently operating and you're seeing the fallout because, eventually, something has to give... and often, it's the things I enjoy the most.  Siiiiiiigh.

Less than 200 days until graduation, Gentle Readers.


My job is a lot of waiting to get flooded for tasking and the dams finally broke this month and I've been slammed with tasking.  I've finally accepted that this is my life and I don't even get upset anymore... unless someone wants a 25+ page document completed by the end of the business day and they send it to me after 0900...  My PM and techs sometimes apologize and I just shrug and tell them that's part of my job and I've accepted it.  Honestly, it's the biggest motivator for me getting my homework done as soon as it's assigned instead of waiting until the last minute, so it kinda works out.

That said, when you push out 3 documents for 3 different projects in the same day and there are changes that need to be made to make one document like another, it gets VERY confusing.


Meri finally got her hairs did!  I made a super awkward post on Instagram with the caption, "Goodbye floofs!" and a few people thought that meant "Goodbye Meri" and that was NOT the intention.  Oops.  Since Pax has some separation anxiety when Meri isn't around, I ended up making a dog day.

I brought both dogs into the office in the AM and then we all went and dropped Meri off at the groomer when it was time.  I stopped by Teh German's office on the way back to my office so he could have some Pax Therapy time since he had some shit going down at work.  I love bringing my dogs to work.. but Jesus, it's exhausting having to pay attention to another being all day long and make sure they don't get into anything or poop anywhere.  Plus it was a day full of work, so I was being pulled in all the directions.

sooo stoned because Mahm gave me anxiety meds

Coworker of the Month and I at the company all hands meeting. 

Then when I picked up Meri, the groomer told me that she'd accidentally nicked Meri's tail and she had a case of happy tail.. which I was just rolling with since Meri has had self-inflicted happy tail before.  Except, she was so excited to see that she immediately slung the wrap on her tail off and proceeded to create a murder scene at the groomer's front desk.  They rewrapped Meri's tail and we negotiated a payment situation since they weren't going to charge me since they nicked Meri and I refused since I couldn't even tip them if they didn't charge me.  We agreed that I'd pay half so I could tip and I also felt that this was more fair than not paying at all.

With that sorted out, we headed out and when we got to the car, Meri was so excited to see Pax that she slung off the wrapping.. again, but IN Willow AND THE BLOOD.. So it was like Willow got her period and I'm trying to grab for Meri's tail, which she hates and she's confused why I'm freaking the fuck out and she's bleeding and trying to lick her tail and fucking chaos.  Is there a more accurate analogy for my life?  Probably not.

I gave up trying to get the wrap back on the her tail and just went back inside and asked for anything to cover it AND duct tape.  Sooo now Meri has a rag/duct tape club on her tail and it's pitiful, but at least she's not bleeding all over everything anymore.. Thoughts and prayers that she doesn't chew it off while we're at work.  The last thing I need, after having to clean up Willow's insides is a murder scene across the entirety of House.

It was definitely a peaceful evening!

Update: Her tail wrap fell off Thursday afternoon and now she's got an almost bald spot from the gorilla duct tape.  Oops.  On any given day, I fully expect to go home to a blood bath all over the entire house.


There is an ice cream shop down the street from my work.  I've been in there ONE time and there was no one to serve me or even talk to me.. There was a kid sitting at the counter watching TV, but that was it.  No workers.

I tried to go in a few week ago, but they were "on vacation".. uhh wut?  Fine.

I tried to go in today in the middle of the day.. The door was locked.

It wasn't fucking meant to be.
Also, how does this place stay open?


Dear Well-Intentioned Friends,

Your Greyhound-owner friends have seen the photo of the greyhound dressed up as a greyhound bus. Not just once or twice, but a millionty times. We appreciate that you think of us, but please know, we have already seen the greyhound dressed as a greyhound bus. We've seen it every Halloween that we've had social media. We've seen it intermittently throughout the year when someone signs onto their social media account for the first time in 6 months. We've seen it in our sleep. In fact, we probably also considered the idea since it is super adorable, but then realized just how much work went into that and how much our hound hates wearing clothes and realized NOT dressing our greyhound up as a greyhound bus was a more productive idea.



I'm officially the asshole that will passive-aggressively call your ass out if you're being too loud in the morning.  We always have non-Company employees working in our office.  I'm not really sure why, but we've all just accepted it at this point.  Anyways.. one of these freeloaders participated in a conference call on speaker phone at 0730 and I managed for about 10 minutes, thinking to myself it had to end now.. no.. NOW.. Nope.. NOWWWW.  Still no?  Fuck you, bro.

I sashayed my sassy ass to the conference room and pulled the door shut.  I will not deal with that shit.  NOPEEEE.


I had a consult with a new hair stylist that is near my work since my current hair person moved to BFE and it's just too far for me.  I made an appointment for December with the new lady and I'm second-guessing myself so hard because I checked her instagram (after she gave me her card) and she hasn't really done a lot of "vivid hair" or she doesn't post on social media a lot.  IDK.  She seemed really nice and I know I have hair trust issues, so I'm hoping that's why I have a weird feeling about this situation.. but I'm having anxiety about this decision.

Backstory: When I was trying to call the salon to set up the consult appointment, I accidentally called Meri's groomer who informed me, after I told them about my blue hair/far away stylist situation, that they work on DOGS mostly.


This weekend is homework, homework, homework.  Not being in town for the entire weekend for our anniversary means I need to be ahead of the game.  I HAVE to write that stupid fucking paper already.

Also this weekend, I have to take the beasts to meet the dogs of a coworker who is willing to watch the dogs/trade dog sitting services.

Also, tonight is the Aquarium After Hours event, featuring "spirits" this time.. costume is suggested and liquor will be served.  YAAASSS.  We're dressing up as old people because I've been married long enough now that my Husband has shamed my clothing choices when I want to go out in workout pants instead of jeans and I make it a personal life goal to have valid reasons to go out in public in my pajamas and this is one of those times.  #LikeAFuckingBoss


We received the email from Pack Up & Go (no compensation for me by linking that, unfortunately, but if they were interested in a deal, I'm interested too!) for our trip next weekend.  The weather forecast is a high in the 40°s (Fahrenheit) each day and I'm so fucking pumped that I tried to backwards search where that would be, but can't figure it out because the airport doesn't have any flights listed as leaving at the time they said we would be departing.. sooo yeah.. I'm that person who has already tried to figure it out.

Gentle Readers, if I make it to the night before our trip without opening the envelope to find out where we are going, I will be impressed.  I'd say I'd keep you updated, but I fully anticipate that I will be taking a technology hiatus next weekend... #NotSorry

ZWEI - Money Shit

-Dog food
-Aquarium After Hours event tickets
-Surprise cigars for Teh German (because someone was advertising a Citadel/veteran cigar business in the computer science Slack channel and I figured why not?)
-Dog nails
-Meri's hair cut
-Cider flight since I wanted to test out the new cider place across the street from work
-Fabric for new collars for Paximoose
-Lunch at Sesame with a former coworker.

DREI - From My Phone Shit

Life Lesson:
Properly plan to have dark sheets on the bed after getting a tattoo.
Or else....

Twin Mom bought me this gem and I have never been more disappointed to have already completed the laundry the night before.  She has one too, so we're TWINS.  HAAAA. 

What is a witch's best subject in school?

Do green M&Ms still make people horny?
Asking for a friend...

VIER - From the Internet Shit

Teh German recently suggested meatloaf for dinner.
I asked him if feetmeat was acceptable.
He said HELL NO.

That'd be me in the blue.
If there was ever a question.

It is ok to say:
"Today was one of those days,"
and still close your eyes,
breathe deep,
and rest, anyway.

Do your best while also remembering:
Your worth is not attached to what you accomplish.

pace yourself...
You cannot do it all at once.

FÜNF - Things that made me happy this week

  1. All of my mandalas being complete for my 3/4 sleeve.
  2. Not drowning in homework/homework not giving me a breakdown.
  3. Teh German coming to bed at the same time as me.
  4. 2 words: COLD FRONT.
  5. Lunch with former coworkers.
  6. Professors who appreciate my frustration with other students being shitbags... and who help me do my homework because technology hates me.
  7. Work tasking.  I bitched a lot this week about being slammed, but it was more whining than anything.  All of my school and work work got turned in on time, but I did have to be dramatic about it first.
  8. The Pack Up & Go email.  I'm finally letting myself start get excited about our trip.
  9. 2 weeks till Teh Bestie comes to visit!!!  /sqqqquuuuuuueeeeee!
  10. Solid Betty Crocker skillz this week.

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.

1 comment:

  1. -It so sucks when being organized = keeper of all the things. NO. My organization should be for ME.
    -Totally get it re: blogging. My blog is just not happening atm. And I don't even feel bad because we are at almost a month of various people in my house being sick, so...oh well.
    -Sometimes #moneylaundring is so's!\
    -So interested in this Pack & Go adventure! Hope you can wait it out ;)
    -That serenity prayer hit way too hard.


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