ginger: (method to the madness)
Recent happenings.

Good -
- lots of good WoW developments - several first-kills, a flaming horsie with fangs, level 50 and a water elemental named Fred.
- My baby brother proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas day, and she accepted. (Related weird: This means that my 25-year-old brother will have a 11-year-old stepson. Also weird: Both my younger siblings are dating people older than me. I am the only one who finds any of this weird.)
- I have about six knitting projects currently on needles.
- In correlation, I have about twelve million various movies/TV series in queue to watch/rewatch in the not-so-distant future.
- The girls did absolutely AWESOME at their initiation last night - every single one of them, including the pro tems, had at least a 95% accuracy rate on their parts. (They need to practice their square corners, IMO, but Michigan Rainbow was rather more formal than Washington Rainbow appears to be. Or maybe it's just that my mother advisor was a million years old and picky.)
- At the installation on Saturday, not only is one of the board members bringing me the OES Petition I've been waiting for for two months, but apparently the Worthy Matron will be there and I can meet her. Spiffy.

Bad -
- I had my first math exam last night. I think I might've eked out a good solid C. On the plus side, the rest of the class involves less graphing and more actual equations, and he tosses out the lowest of the three exams for grading purposes.
- The closet door behind my desk randomly fell off the track last night. This has been happening a lot in our apartment lately. I don't like it when sliding doors jump off their tracks for no explainable reason.
- Still waiting on both of my W2s and both of Dan's W2s. Feh.
- Coworker? So. So. So. Stupid.

Awesome -
- Who has plane tickets to Nashville for the third week of June? OH HAY THAT WOULD BE ME.
ginger: (knit something)
Add to knitting project list:

The awesome WoW-playing coworker's wife is having their first little one in July.

Their preferred unisex color is green.
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I was right :) I went into the "meeting" and there was a table full of people and cheesecake and wedding M&Ms and a generous card :) It was quick, but very nice. :)
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Last day of work til after the wedding.

My boss just called an emergency last-minute meeting for 11:15 "to discuss changes with [one of our service providers]". But there are an awful lot of people on this meeting list who don't actually (as far as I know, at least) have a darn thing to do with that service provider. So I'm a mite curious. :)

Our awesome delivery driver just came by to give me a hug and wish us a long and happy marriage - his wife passed away a couple of years ago, shortly after their 40th wedding anniversary. He's a sweetheart.

When I leave this afternoon, the Whiteboard of Doom will read "Ginger Lastnameson has left the building. Ginger O'Lastname will return on May 3rd."

My brain is mildly frizzled today, and I'm having a hard time sitting still. I have to remember to call Dan at 2pm about the game he's supposed to be bringing me.
ginger: (dear journal....)
I've noticed I've not been posting so much lately as I used to once upon a time. Hm.

Finished my Eris this weekend, for all intents and purposes - it still needs a zipper or fastening of some sort, but it's wearable without. I'm wearing it today, in fact. :)

I have one more project (muaa!) to finish before I start the Knitting Olympics Rogue on 10 February. I don't foresee any difficulties at this point. However, I expect I'll be doing lots of movie-and-yarning through February, and not as much WoW-ing as I have been recently.

Mildly grumpy - the knee borkage has kept me from meeting my exercise goal this week. Foo. (I couldn't think of any exercise options that would let me keep my leg still, and my usual choices are either Pilates or a treadmill.) However, I'm doing better this week, so I think I will give the treadmill a try tonight, albeit at a lower speed than usual. (I usually set it to 2.3-2.5 mph.)

Rain blew onto my balcony and soaked my box of oranges. :( My dad had a 30-pound box of oranges sent to me from Arizona - even after giving bagsful to Grant-and-Anjela and Ari, I still had 2/3 of the box left, and there's no way they'd all fit in my fridge, so I set the box on the balcony, as the directions said to store them at 43-48 degrees and that's about what the temperature outside has been lately. I think I'll need to go through it tonight and make sure they're all still good, and put them in something a little less prone to sogginess than a cardboard box.

Two of my coders are out sick again today. I'm beginning to doubt that my entire department is ever going to all be here at the same time again. :P

This weekend, we went and saw The Matador. I didn't like it much, but everyone else seemed to think it was funny. I also watched Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Red Eye, both X-Men movies, half of Gladiator, and a couple of episodes of DS9. (That's how I get so much knitting done.)

Oh, and I filed my taxes too. I skipped my education credit, as any tax refunds involving them aren't getting processed for an indeterminate amount of time and the $60 was not worth the indefinite wait to me. I also got a W2 that I didn't realize was coming the day AFTER I filed them, but as it would've resulted in an extra *gasp* $7 worth of refund, I didn't worry about it. The proceeds of said refund will go toward wedding savings, mostly - most notably, reserving our venue. (Woo!) But I think I'm probably also going to pick up the first 4 seasons of Babylon-5, if I can find them reasonably priced. :) (I'm one of those people who aims for a large refund, using the IRS as a guaranteed savings program, because while I could save it myself and get interest on it, in reality, I know that they're more likely to save it than I am. Your mileage may vary.)

And finally, I've been on a reading kick about adverse situations and human responses to same - mostly big disasters, like the Halifax explosion in 1917 or the fires after the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, but also Robert Scott's trip to the South Pole. If anyone has any general event or specific book suggestions, I'd love to hear them :) I know I'm looking for a good book about the Chicago fire, but I haven't picked any yet.
ginger: (candy girl)
I just emailed the two guys in my cube-cluster who are always throwing things at each other the link to Thinkgeek's rubber band guns. I feel like an arms dealer. :)

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