Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wait, We're How Far Into October Already?

Time for this again, I guess...

Current clothes: Black sweatpants. Maroon shirt that says, "I know just enough to be dangerous." (Too, too true!) White socks.

Current mood: Sort of tired, because I've been doing a bunch of cleaning and stuff, but generally very good. I finally have a few days off that don't involve having to adjust my sleep schedule in some strange and unnatural way, and it's just such a relief.

Current music: I was just listening to some random-shuffle stuff on the iPod. It was playing some Stevie Nicks when I turned it off.

Current annoyance: My work hours really have gotten horrible now that we're understaffed. I've worked 64- and 56-hour weeks recently. And I don't get overtime for it, either, since those workweeks span two pay periods. And coming up, I'll be working my third weekend in a row. Sigh.

Current thing: I, um, appear to have fallen off the book-buying wagon. I let myself relax my quota system for one month, and now I'm having immense trouble mustering up the self-control to force it back into place. I've already hit the maximum for this month, and the library sale hasn't even happened yet, and, damn it, I'm going to go! And it seems like every single series I am following has a long-awaited new volume out this month. And my mother just instructed me to take an empty suitcase when I go out to visit my sister next month, because we're making a pilgrimage to Powell's. Meep.

Current desktop picture: Still Doctor Who meets The Simpsons.

Current book: Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht. Which is wonderful.

Current song in head: "Meet James Ensor" by They Might Be Giants. But only because it was playing right before Stevie Nicks.

Current DVD in player: Disc 12 of The Avengers Complete Emma Peel Megaset, which I keep dipping into between runs of other things. ($30 that set cost me, and it's providing years of entertainment!) Also disc 2 of season 13 of South Park, which I've been watching on the treadmill.

Current refreshment: Some sparkling lemonade drink, which would be really good if it didn't have that just-licked-a-test-tube artificial sweetener aftertaste.

Current worry: That I will never be able to regain any sense of self-control when it comes to gratifying my desire for more books. Also for more ice cream.

Current thought: I am dusty and kind of sweaty. Time to change into jammies and relax with a book. Since, you know, I have so many of them.


  1. Maybe books on sale are like when your birthday falls on a Friday or Monday and calories don't count for the entire weekend?

  2. Wow, I really need to start following these customs!

  3. Ouch, that's rotten with work - both the number of hours you're working, and the way it works out with pay. If you're going to have to work that much, I hope at least you'll get some overtime eventually.... I hope the work this weekend is going ok so far!

    Eep. If *you've* fallen off the book-buying wagon, there's not much hope for me! I've been trying to be good, recently, but I can see a splurge coming sometime soon.

  4. Overtime is not going to happen, I'm afraid. (Well, I do get a little, actually, because I'm supposed to come in 15 minutes before my shift actually starts, for a hand-off. I wasn't even counting that in the hour totals.) I'll be happy just to stop working damned 12-hour shifts.

    And I suppose the miracle, honestly, is that I stayed on the book-buying wagon this long. I'm sure you can do better. :)