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29 July 2011 @ 04:29 pm
Week in Review  
(I first tried to post this on Tuesday, and when it wouldn’t go through I saved it.  Since then, I’ve just added to this same post, so I guess you could say that this was my week.)

So today was horrifying.  Apparently our air conditioning at work never came on Saturday, and at 2pm they finally closed down, and stayed closed yesterday, too.  Today they allegedly fixed the air at 11am, but either it’s still not working or it’s just going to take forever to cool the building down.  It was 85 degrees when I walked in the doors, and super humid, and it’s weird to talk about an inside space having a heat index, but it totally felt like it was at least 90 degrees inside.  What was worse, the air wasn’t circulating at all, so it was just stifling.

I was pretty exhausted by noon, sort of shuffled about like a zombie to finish out the day, and skipped writer’s group tonight.  Now I’m home and have had a cool shower and such, but I am still super-tired, which does not bode well for the rest of the week.



I was thinking last night, as I came home, ate, got into bed and read for hours, that it’s not a bad thing to take a break, voluntary or otherwise, from the internet/Livejournal for a few days.  Sometimes I find myself sitting in front of the computer when I get home just out of habit, and not because that’s what I actually want to be doing.  I don’t want everything to be down forever, but I can’t honestly say that it’s not been a bad thing, LJ being down.  I mean, if nothing else, it’s a good idea to not immediately stare at a computer monitor after having spent 8 hours just doing so at work.

I’ve also used some of this time to finally catch up with Luther, which is an amazing show.  Dark, superbly acted, and very original for not actually being original (watch it and you’ll know what I mean), I definitely recommend it.

Bug guy came in to pay for his book.  I started explaining about the bugs, and he said, “Oh, laughing out loud, I had that book in this truck I bought off Craigslist for three weeks, and the truck was full of bugs, and I took it to the salvage yard.”  Thanks, bug guy.  Thanks for maybe figuring out that keeping a book in a truck full of bugs might INFEST THE BOOK, TOO.  But he paid for it and was polite and didn’t complain, and that’s more than we get from about 95% of patrons whom we bill, so, eh.  I guess it’s okay.

Livejournal is back!  But, I think instead of checking my flist and all that tonight, I’m going to write.  I have, like, eight WIPs and a new screenplay, and I feel like I never have time to write.  Although I did read like 800 pages of A Storm of Swords in the last three days, so maybe I need to sort out my priorities.
Holly: Six propoganda posterhollywobbles on July 29th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
I miiiiiiiiissed you!
Shannon: bsg dradiskungfuwaynewho on July 30th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Me tooooooooooo!
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Also, bugs are gross, and I enjoyed having an lj break, or at least would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't filled that time with other internet time-wastes. I did actually read your whole post, heh.
Holly: Bill frakstachehollywobbles on July 31st, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Oops, that was me.
a universal sigh: Community - Jeff/Annie - huggggsssnaushika on July 29th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Reading this entry made me lol. XD *pats you about the bugs*
Shannon: communitykungfuwaynewho on July 30th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Heh, glad to be of service.
Martine: Fringe/Walter stopped itla_loony on July 30th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Okay just reading about those bugs makes me itchy!

Yep LJ downtime can be really nice I agree. I'm actually thinking about introducing an LJ free day or something into at least my month. I think I couldn't do computer free :/
Shannon: fringe live longkungfuwaynewho on July 30th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, totally computer free is a bit tougher, though I do occasionally have those days, too. Usually on a busy weekend, though I think I always manage to at least check my email, LOL.
ghanima sunghanimasun on July 30th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
That sucks about the heat, it's been horribly hot here lately too. Also the bug thing is just super gross. *shudder*

I was trying to take advantage of the LJ downtime too, by being productive, but that just generally led me to tumblr or trying to do stuff on photoshop. I seem to be incapable of doing anything that isn't on the computer anymore!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 30th, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, one night I spent my usual LJ time catching up on tumblr. Whoops, not really using this opportunity to do something productive!
nhpwnhpw on July 30th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)

(Too bad you didn't know about that when you were writing your 20in20 drabbles about bugs, though. That could've made for a nice horrific little tale.)

Is your air back on at work? I know you said one day it was "supposedly" fixed... is it really fixed?

it’s not a bad thing to take a break, voluntary or otherwise, from the internet/Livejournal for a few days.

Definitely this. I think it drove me crazy more because it was something I WANTED TO DO, and I couldn't, and therefore I just wanted it more... and... yeah. After the first two days I was like, screw it, I'll just Google "livejournal status" once a day and if they stay it's still down, then it's still down.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 30th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
The air is working much better; I think on Monday the building was so hot and humid that there was no way it was going to get cooled down in just a few hours. It's been almost...nice?

Yeah, I mean, I'd check a couple times a day, but when it didn't come up I just shrugged and found something else to do. I like my LJ, don't get me wrong, but it's not the only thing in the world.