Once You Get Used To It, Maybe You Could Love Me Just a Little Bit

Nov 25

For once, I can actually say that I’m too busy to blog and it wouldn’t be a word of a lie. I have to constantly remind myself that I’m not the first person in the history of the world to have to work for 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week. It’s just too easy to feel sorry for myself.
At the moment, the book is a shambles, but my new found optimism tells me when all is said and done, it will be a beauty.
My right eye feels bruised, and I’m toying with the idea of bringing my Pond’s wipes into the office. Was is it about sitting in that little room, reading everything over for the 30th time, that makes me feel like I haven’t washed my face in a month?

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Tired Eyes, Go To Sleep

Nov 20

In between (over)work and searching for a pea of inspiration in a million mediocre websites, I allow my eyes time to sleep.
Have you ever been so stressed that if felt like your brain was about to explode, send shards of ruptured skull shooting off in every direction? That was my afternoon. (Un)fortunately, my eyes ruptured instead. Tears of frustration kept me company until it was time to go home.
Tonight I showed John some of the concepts that are up for emulation in my new design. He seemed impressed but asked when the hell I was going to find the time. It will be an epic project.
I want to do something super fantabulous this time. Something perfectly validated. Something perfectly me.

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Lost: Inspiration

Nov 19

Last seen headed West along I-10.
Now that my press cycle is coming to an end, I’m itching for a bit of a redesign. For the past couple days, I’ve been browsing all kinds of portals and blogrolls looking for some inspiration. The problem is, my press cycle has not yet ended and so, I’m still quite short on time.
Yes, I’m looking for a hand out… or maybe a leg up.
I’d like to know what sites you think look cool, neat-o or fantabulous. I’m not promising that I won’t mock your horrible taste, but I’m interested in seeing what other people like. I’d also like to see any portals or design review sites you may know of. I need some eye candy to fee my muse.

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Sack Cloth and Ashes

Nov 19

6:28 and I’m still at work. If I’m lucky, I will get to FedEx before it closes at 7. Missing it will suck only because it means that I will have stayed this late for naught.
Dreaming of the time when this is over. That time may very well be December 9th – the day when my EAD expires. The wheels have been set in motion for a renewal, but my application went in much later than required. As much as I love having a paycheck, right this minute, a mandatory leave of absence wouldn’t be so bad.
I’m so tired and distracted by the thought of driving home to Dr. Frank that I tried to eject the CD I’m trying to burn without burning it. I want to go out for Krystl’s birthday, get home before 7, have my Saturdays back and stop feeling like I’m constantly dragging around my own lifeless corpse.

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I Live at Number 55 Drive

Nov 17

I picked up “… And the Women Who Love Them” this weekend. It’s my biggest dose of MTX since I left TO and lost all of my coveted mp3s.
Being the retarded bitch that I am, I immediately tore open the cd (ok I struggled with it for about 20 mins) and planted a big kiss on Dr. Frank’s picture. Soley for John’s benefit, of course. What kind of wife would I be if I didn’t have some kind of punkrock crush.
Speaking of punkrock crushes, my super-secret boyfriend, Joe King, is coming to town next Saturday! As planned, we will be meeting at the Engine Room. Don’t tell John!

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Zoom Zoom

Nov 12

My pumpkin just turned into a charriot!
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Don’t let the price tag spook you… it’s actually a 2003 so we got a really great deal. I can hardly wait until tomorrow – it’s my turn to drive!

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Today It’s Toronto, Tomorrow the World!

Nov 11

Congratulations, Paul, for getting 200 votes in the Toronto Mayoral Elections.

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Another Thing We Shouldn’t Forget

Nov 11

Today is Krystl’s birthday!! Wee!

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Lest We Forget

Nov 11

Insert moment of silence here
I suggested that we play God Save the Queen today at 11:11 and my co-workers looked at me like I’d grown a second head.

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Six Will Get You One

Nov 09

Making cheese and broccoli soup on what feels like my first day off in ages.
Last week Katie spent Saturday night with us. We sat down to watch PeeWee’s Big Adventure and I was alseep on the floor long before PeeWee got anywhere near the Alamo. Sunday was allergies, Ninfa’s and Toys R Us. Monday I was straight back to work.
Speaking of last week, on Friday Courtney told me that it takes a special kind of person, and I was it. The new girl said I’m so patient. You wouldn’t have believed any of that if you’d seen me the other day. I finally reached the end of my rope and yelled at poor Cesar about the air conditioning blasting on my desk while it’s 60 fucking degrees outside. In the end I stormed off to Target and picked up a $17 sweater.

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