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This morning, as I walked out into the misty, cool day, intent on the things that Life has presented me, I came across Brother Coyote, breaking his fast with the contents of a white plastic trash bag that some early riser had placed out on the curb for pickup. He seemed not at all concerned at my presence, for even though I was across the parking lot from him, I had no doubt at all that he knew I was there. He seemed a bit bedraggled, but I imagine that spending Thanksgiving night in the rain would leave even the most well-groomed of us looking a bit out of sorts. I thought, briefly, of warning him off, but changed my mind. Who am I to prevent another from taking advantage of our tendency to fill the world with garbage? Besides, it's unlikely he would have left for long. The number of beings in this world that can truly tell Brother Coyote what to do is few and far between, and even those he doesn't listen to for long.

God reminds us that we are not alone on this world in many small and varying ways.
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Howdy folks. I've been a bit busy for about a month now, and noticing that some of the sites I'm inclined to waste time at work on have been blocked by the boys in IT. Ergo, not much in the way of daytime access of LJ will be happening for the time being. Look for me to respond in the evening hours.

Work has been a bitch the last four or five weeks. A steady avalanche of crap with proposals coming in with short deadlines cutting off the ones with longer deadlines. It makes it difficult to do much of anything but hit them in order. Frankly, I think we need a fourth writer, but that's unlikely to happen anytime soon. According to the boss, there's no room in the budget. I question their logic, given that if we burn out and quit/get fired, they're going to have to spend the resources to find new people and train them, and with the steady flow of proposals not lessening, it's going to make it difficult to keep new folks without burning them out too. Better to hire one new person when there's three of us to help train him or her.

The boss is getting the graphics/database person to run some of the preliminary steps on some of the proposals. This is a good thing, but that little paranoid part of my headspace pipes up occasionally with, "She can take your place and you're going to get FIRED!!" Usually I shut it up by throwing a proposal at it. Yes, I have an issue with job performance. Chalk it up to getting fired from my last downtown job and assorted other stress.

We had Friday off, because it was Good Friday (if the Stock Market is closed, then we get the day off). It was quite relaxing to have a three-day weekend, and I didn't pretty much nothing. I was a little productive; I finally got my driver's license renewed (it expired in November), and I unpacked some books. Aside from that, I did little in the way of productive activity. And I liked it.

The weekend before that was also nice, since [livejournal.com profile] badnoodles was in town. Love you, sweetheart.

[livejournal.com profile] longshot14, [livejournal.com profile] phoenixcouer, [livejournal.com profile] jenmarie, and [livejournal.com profile] salembroomrider are all moving to Austin this week. Not all together - wouldn't that be an interesting house - but in respective pairing, with the Beanlette going with the appropriate pair. It'll make weekends a lot less interesting to have those folks around, but it will inspire me, I think, to try to head down that way more often. In theory.

Not much else to talk about right now. Life goes on. Tune in next episode, when we hear Our Hero say, "Now where'd I put that fnord?"
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Memorial Day weekend was a welcome respite from the avalanche of work we have had since one of the writers went part-time. Things cleared up near the end of last week, but we all still have way too much to do. The pain in my leg has receded to a dull stiffness for the most part, but it seems intent on shuffling back and forth between hips, which makes me think that it's actually the lower back, and probably a result of not enough exercise and too much junk food. Part of that problem was solved on Saturday with the purchase of a stationary bike from Academy. I suppose it's obvious when you think about it, but clearly the first workout that you get from any piece of fitness equipment is assembly. That being said, Saturday was also the day that I figured out how badly out of shape that I am. Well, that's going to be fixed, starting yesterday. Fifteen minutes of level cycling on the basic program. It's not much, but it's more than I've been getting (as my body insisted on telling me several times). Further updates will follow, about every other day, barring time-consuming activities.

Had a family photo session on Friday night. If the cycle of reincarnation, karma, and such is true, people who have trouble waiting come back as baby photographers. It must build an intense amount of patience. It was an hour past Olivia's bedtime, and she was not cooperative. Not fussy, but just distracted and pretty much uninterested in the funny man with the squeaky toy. Good photos seem to have come out of it, though.

Speaking of photos, the workplace has set Photobucket in our filter. I'd appreciate lj-cuts on any and all photos from my friends list folks. I won't hate you forever, but it will keep the massive, annoying graphic about a disallowed website from screwing with my LJ layout. Thanks.

Saw X3 and Over the Hedge this weekend, like a good number of people. Was entertained by both, but found X3 to be clunky, crowded, and not up to par with the prior two. Too many characters, not enough connection between scenes, and their attempts to tell the Dark Phoenix saga were spotty at best. I didn't feel like I paid too much for it, but I can't say it was as good as I had been hoping. "Ghost Rider" looks like it'll be fun, as does "Superman Returns."

Not much more to say. Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] phoenixcoeur and Happy Belated to [livejournal.com profile] macgeezel.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled workday. Tune in next time, when we hear Ebony say, "Well, if I knew it was gonna be that kind of party...."

(Y'all should be able to finish that sentence.)


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