Hey - LRR, my friend, I think the time has come...

A pod neighbor of mine is moving to appeals...and another VSR who has been working down in congressional is clearing out her desk. That makes 3-4 pods open that I know of...so, I bet you & the others will be out on the floor sometime next week. YAY!!!

The "pod neighbor" sang a bit of "Ding...dong" from Oz when she heard the news. I wondered if she was referencing the succubus. Now the succubus is talking on the phone - I think it's to a job applicant or new employee...(just by what she's saying).

:( Sorry I couldn't fill you in earlier. I was stuck paying bills and doing crap like that over my other break. We got our COL raise - it's funny, with my "Fed giving" contributions removed, I'm only getting like $1 more.

Well - I don't wanna stay on too long...I'll email or catch you later - let me know if you need more info (though I don't know that I have any).

Ju-On (The Grudge)
I watched this last night - and I totally didn't get it...I was basically like "WTF?"....and it did have several of those classic horror movie "don't do that, you stupid bitch" moments....(that part was funny). ;)

LRR - you must explain this to me....I mean, time was melding (with the Iyumi girl grown up at the same time she's supposed to be a kid)...and what the heck was the actual "killer thing" - the father? I suppose he died in a powerful rage - but he's the only one...and all the victims were haunted by the mother and son?? I admit, the creepy-crawly mom was disturbing...but, overall I'm just ????.

Is the American version pretty much the same?

I'm such a slacker
I know I hardly ever post anymore - I'm a HUGE old slacker. My best advice is to check over at http://sisterbiscuit.deviantart.com/ - I at least put up pictures there as much as I can...it's one of my new favorite pasttimes...

Another new fave is The Urbz for Playstation 2. I love Sims games - it's just so much fun to run their little lives. So, I've been playing trying to earn my street cred - it cracks me up!

Not much else - this is just my "sorry I'm a slacker" post.

Thank you!!!
Melissa!!! I loooove my Christmassy goodies - thanks so much!

I promise to rave more about them a little later, but they are completely fab. I'm feeling that I didn't do quite as good a job for you - my creativity kinda failed me this time 'round (but I hope I'm still sliding by from the extra points for the midget shirt). ;)

Ooh, me too!

You Are a "Don't Tread On Me" Libertarian

You distrust the government, are fiercely independent, and don't belong in either party.

Religion and politics should never mix, in your opinion... and you feel opressed by both.

You don't want the government to cramp your self made style. Or anyone else's for that matter.

You're proud to say that you're pro-choice on absolutely everything!

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Your Christmas is Most Like: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

You can't really get into the Christmas spirit...
But it usually gets to you by the end of the holiday.

My personality results




1. Conscientious, SJ - Guardian - The melancholy is an introverted temperament type. His natural style is analytical and perfectionist. He is the most moody of types ranging from highly "up" to gloomy and depressed. During his low periods he can be very antagonistic and does not make friends easily. He is the most dependable of the temperaments due to his perfectionist tendencies. His analytical ability allows him to accurately diagnose obstacles and problems, which often keep him from making changes - he prefers the status quo and may seem overly pessimistic.

He may choose a difficult life vocation involving personal sacrifice. Many melancholies become doctors or scientists or artists. Their interpersonal style can be critical and negative. He tends to be more indecisive than other types. They have difficulty giving praise and approval because they cannot bring themselves to say something that is not 100% true. They also are usually dissatisfied with themselves being highly self-critical.

Other weaknesses include being "thin skinned" or touchy and easily offended. He often feels persecuted and may seek revenge for real or imagined insults. He tends to be "all or nothing" in his evaluation of things; everything must be black or white and no shades of gray. He is least likely to consider mitigating circumstances when evaluating a person or situation. No temperament is more likely to be legalistic and rigid. He can be intolerant and impatient with those who do not see things his way.

MelPhleg (CS) are often teachers and scholars. They are not as prone to hostility as other melancholy blends and combine analysis with organization. They make excellent accountants and bookkeepers. Unfortunately he can become easily discouraged and may be susceptible to fear and anxiety. They may become uncooperative because of stubborn, rigid tendencies.

::giggles:: Hey, does that sound like me?


I know I've been MIA recently - but I'm trying to get back into the updating and all. I'm still reeling and recovering from all the excitement I had - and the downer of getting back to work and that crap.

So, good news - we had a little evaluation at work today, and I passed with flying colors! YaY for me! It's a relief because at this point, it's difficult to really know how we're doing. The way our work piles up and is reviewed, you end up getting a whole stack of corrections at one time...which makes you feel like you really suck! And my 6 month mark is coming up - when our productivity and quality actually start counting....I'm already meeting those goals! So, it's GREAT to know that I shouldn't have any problems with that little milestone. I'm also LOL that they haven't caught onto me yet. They think I have a great attitude! If they only knew what I was really thinking (or writing about them)!

Not too much else other than that - I think I'm going to post one of my illegal Sig pics - it's blurry, but that's the best we've got! If I'm really ambitious, I'll post one from Madame Toussand's as well.

It's Sig...and she's PISSED! I swear, *I* didn't take a picture!!

Me, finding religion. Isn't he so cute??

All about NYC
Well, I'm going to attempt to make this update not go on for pages and pages - this is the "short" version...so, if you need more details, you'll have to ask! :)

Overall, New York was great! My mom and I had a fab time - we lost a lot of sleep, spent a lot of money, and all and all had an exciting adventure. On our first, terribly long day (up at 4:15am to catch flight, to bed at 1:30am) we hit Times Square......we checked out Madame Tussand's wax museum and took lots of stupid pictures. I'll post some eventually. We checked out the shops and walked around a ton. Then we got half price tickets to see "Dracula: the Musical" on Broadway. I know it sounds lame, but it was really good! We were both impressed.

On Saturday, we tried out the subway and made our way to the Central Park area. We bought some fantastic art on the sidewalks - and had a fun chat with the girlfriend of one of the artists. I'll get the link to his website up here soon as well. Then we walked across Central Park to the Museum of Natural History. I really wanted to see the "Frogs" exhibit - which is leaving soon - it has 200 frogs, 25 species....and I LOVE the little poison-dart ones....but, sadly, the next showing was when we needed to leave to get to Siggy's play. So, on to that, the play was AWESOME (not like a hot dog)and just plan hysterical!!! All the (3) actors were great - and, for me, it was just really amazing to see Sigourney act live. She was extremely expressive (even more than usual), and you could tell she really loves the theater. For the first showing we sat at the top (like row 7) and the second we sat at the bottom (row 2)...and surprisingly, it was completely different. I wouldn't have expected that in such a small theatre, but, it was.

Onto the Siggy madness - I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole thing. It wasn't a bad experience - so it must have been a good experience. It was just complicated. LOL! We unexpectedly ran into Sig while waiting in the bathroom line....so my mom jumped in and got her auto for me....while I was doing my best to impersonate the wall! I was not prepared and I could have (and wished to die)....it was like a total adrenaline "fight or flight" moment and I was in flight hyperdrive. I just wanted to get as far away from her as possible!

So, that whole bit of my geek-smackness made me a bit more nervous about the next show and any attempts to meet/converse with Sigourney afterwards. Then, during the 2nd show, my mom got in trouble for trying to take a picture (which, we found out, is illegal - and rude - but, hey, we're not city folk. How should we have known)....so that was totally embarrassing and made me uncomfortable and even more geek-smacky and I decided I didn't want to bother her...but after my bathroom break before leaving....she & her husband Jim had already gone upstairs and were basically between us and any attempt at escape...so Jim's (nicely) explaining to my mom about how you're not supposed to take pictures (and she's getting randomly upset - for breaking the rules and embarrassing me, etc.), so she heads out, telling me to do whatever I want.

So I decide I want to give Sigourney her contract back and I throw the card I had for her in the package....and I'm hovering in the corner basically staring at Jim & Sig's backs as they talk to people - then Sigourney turns around to talk to me - and I try to explain, without going into the whole story, what I'm trying to give her (and I'm doing a horrid job)...so she's opening it, and I'm going - "I wrote it all down, I really can't explain it right now" or something inane - but she's really nice about it. She gives me a little hug and says thanks for saving her from whatever it is and that it was very sweet. Then she says she feels like she should pay me back and asked if there was anything that she could do for me. I said no, of course, and she said it was a good deed. To which, I did have a spark of me and said that it was my annual good deed, but it's too bad it was so late in the year"....then I told her to have a good night and I ran (okay, not really). She said to come back to the Flea sometime...so, I mean, that was GREAT! She was really, truly appreciative - very sincere - and that's all I wanted. It really does mean a lot to me, and it was rather cool to have a brief moment of relating to each other as people (and not the whole fandom thing)....but I just wasn't excited like I thought I'd be. It was all rather odd. I don't know whether it was because I was uncomfortable about the picture thing and worried about my mom (who's sniveling outside - I did tell her she was a good distraction because I probably wouldn't have been able to say anything otherwise. Maybe the problem is I was talking to Sig with only half a brain.) or because I was feeling so awkward or what....but, unless I'm really thinking about it, I just feel rather "eeeehhh" about it.

So, I'm just not sure about all that. It was great, but it was strange and it was not at all what I expected. But, I still think she's the best! :)

Okay, moving on, on Sunday we walked to the World Trade Center and checked it and St. Paul's church out. Then we navigated the subway (switching trains!) back to Central Park to buy more art....and then it was basically time to go. All in all, it was SO much mad fun and I can't wait to go back. The Flea is having a fundraiser - a luau this year....and I'd really like to go. It's in January, so I severely doubt I'll make it! Oh well.

If you wanna know more or want me to shut up or whatever - just let me know!

Thanks to Asli for the fun quizzes!
You are .cgi Your life seems a bit too scripted, and sometimes you are exploited.  Still a  workhorse though.
Which File Extension are You?

You are Debian Linux. People have difficulty getting to know you.  Once you finally open your shell they're apt to love you.
Which OS are You?

Kinda creepy how they seem so accurate. Or, maybe it's just like daily horoscopes....really general! ;)

I have to post this link because it is the MOST disgusting thing I have ever seen. I only know what it really is due to finishing the quiz, so if you want to know - either finish the quiz or ask me later!!



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