janegodzilla: (SERIOUS BUSINESS)
I feel rather off today, and I'm not sure why. Normally, I'm in a really good mood the day after I spend the night at Nate's -- I always sleep well there, and I heartily approve of Nate's overall "sleeping curled up together like cats" policy -- but today I just feel kind of tired and grouchy and unfocused, and I don't want to work at ALL.

Some of this, I think, is the weather. It's cold still. Really, really fucking cold. And as much as I like chilly weather and rain, I'm starting to get incredibly sick of it...especially since it's almost freakin' May. This is the point in the year where I want to be wearing t-shirts and lightweight hoodies, sneakers, that sort of thing. Instead, it's still peacoats and scarves and heavy-duty winter socks. Blargh. Annoying.

My job also annoys the hell out of me, but nothing new there. Basically, I think I'm just pissy because I had to march through the rain and the cold to a job I don't like, and I didn't have time to do my own coffee so I'm stuck drinking the swill here at work. Taken singly, each of these might not be so bad, but combined? Perfect storm of low-level crankiness.

Also, I have to do groceries tonight, and that's never something I look forward to.

Eh, I should probably just allow myself to be grouchy for a while. It's been ages since I've had a randomly pissy day, and in terms of the big picture, everything is going well. Nate and I are probably going to the beach this weekend, whether the weather cooperates with us or not (Northwest beaches are awesome in the rain anyway, although I'm the sort of person who always pushes it with wave-dodging and ends up soaked to the knees when the inevitable misjudging occurs); I got my notice of admissions from Clark, which means I can fill out my FAFSA form, apply for the border county waiver, and -- come May 8 -- register for my class; I got the CNA course brochure from PCC and I think fall or winter might end up looking good for getting my certification; the attorneys got giant food and wine gift baskets for the staff yesterday, so now I'm up to my eyeballs in cheese, truffles, and alcohol; and I think I might bake bread this Sunday, just for the hell of it.

Not too bad, really, all things considered. Now if only I could be home with a book instead of here at work...
janegodzilla: (GOD I'M COLD)
Sweet fancy Moses, it's cold out today! Apparently, the snow level is going to drop (or has dropped, I'm not sure) to about five hundred feet, and in spite of my scarf, greatcoat and arm-warmers, I was still shivering by the time I reached the office this morning. We're only a few days away from April! This is bullshit!

On the plus side, there's cake remaining in the fridge and it's looking pretty good as a breakfast option, my workload is still pleasantly light -- not in an "oh god, I might get fired" way, but in a "most of the attorneys are still gone and the ones left don't want to work either" way -- and Nate continues to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. So, you know. Those things are always good.

Also, I started the second book in the Monster Island series, and it's already shaping up to be better than its predecessor. The Dark Tower series is like that for me as well -- I'm apathetic about the first book to the point of dislike, even though it's so essential for the rest of the series, but every other book is just so incredible that I can overlook the faults of the first. I'm hoping these zombie books with be similar, because hot diggity damn, I sure love me some zombies. ♥
janegodzilla: (cthulhu like pie)
I think I want this shirt. No, scratch that -- I think I need this shirt. I know there are only a few people I know in RL that would get it, but I don't care. I neeeeeed it!

I also love the Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition hoodie, but I can't quite justify the expense of that one. Heh.

Today is one of those pleasantly low-key days where none of us have much to do beyond general file maintenance, and we're all taking great advantage of that. Quite a few of the attorneys are in one of the conference rooms watching basketball (sorry..."taking a lunch break"), and I've been bouncing between actual work and trying to solve Dracula's Riddle -- I got stuck in the marsh because I needed to listen to an mp3 (I think?), but I can't do that on this computer. Booooo. I'll have to play more when I get home tonight; otherwise, it will consume my thoughts until I go mad, and I can't be having with that sort of thing.

Tonight, I've also decided to go on a Powell's expedition. WOO! :D It's been a while since I've gone, so after I throw some jeans on and hit the pharmacy, I'm off to Disneyland my favorite place on earth, where I shall wander for hours and molest the books and -- if luck is on my side -- go home with delectable goodies of the bookish variety.

Mmmm. Books. If I could eat them, I totally would.
janegodzilla: (cthulhu like pie)
I have the best parents ever.

They're out of town this weekend, and I said I'd swing by to pick up their mail and put the paper in, that sort of thing, and they told me I could bring all of my laundry over and do it at the house, since doing it at my apartment costs me $2.25 a load. I have sheets and towels to wash this time around, in addition to all of my clothes, so I'm endlessly thankful that I don't have to pay (especially since the dryers here don't dry the towels all the way, so you have to run the stupid thing twice anjkjdsnfjdnjd).

Coin laundry is really the worst part about living in a studio. I can handle the "no dishwasher" and "no garbage disposal" thing, but the laundry thing seriously sucks balls.

Also! I'm getting a haircut today! In...just a few hours, actually. I should probably go get ready. Helpful haircut illustrations after the cut! )

gahhhhhh

Jan. 22nd, 2008 10:35 pm
janegodzilla: (...fuck)
Oh my god, I forgot how much work it is to look for jobs. My eyeballs feel like they're going to melt. On the plus side, though, I made it through the grueling OHSU applications process and was able to apply for several of their admin positions, and tomorrow I'm going to whip out some cover letters and get resumes sent off for a bunch of writing/editing jobs. I doubt I'll be lucky enough to get said jobs, which is why I'm also applying for admin positions at places like OHSU. :P

I'm just really, reeeeeeally tired of being a paralegal. It's weird. I can feel myself burning out. There's a horrible, scary part of me that just...doesn't want to show up at work anymore, ever, not because I don't want to work ('cause I do, actually), but because I don't want to work there. Occasional forays to technical seminars aside, everything I do is mind-numbingly dull. One of my coworkers keeps passing all of her crap jobs along to me (seriously, that's a whole rant in and of itself), I don't feel any sort of satisfaction in what I do, half the people I work with drive me bonkers, and I'm BORED. I'M SO GODDAMN BORED.

But I'm busy, too. Those of you who have worked office jobs know how awful that is, to be insanely busy all the time while simultaneously being bored out of your skull. Doing admin work at a hospital probably won't be any better in the long run, but I'm thinking short-term right now. I have to. Because sometimes I look at the other paralegals, the ones who've been at the firm for five, eight years, and it scares the crap out of me that I might one day become the hopeless, simmering fonts of sheer rage and despair they are. I wish I could say I'm exaggerating, but...my god, the paralegal coordinator? She's the angriest, most relentlessly frustrated girl I've ever met in my entire life...and she's been there for almost nine years. I'm coming up on my third. It's definitely time to move on.
janegodzilla: (coffeeeeeeeeee)
Man. MS Word really has a hate-on for dinosaur names. It also doesn't like that I'm doing the Orwellian Newspeak thing and smooshing certain words together. Cheer up, MS Word! It's not the end of the world because you don't like the word "pachycephalosaur."

Today was one of those obnoxious days where I was incredibly busy, but not on anything interesting. I miss the days when the thought of being busy and bored at the same time was a wholly foreign concept. Also, I kept thinking it was a Wednesday, which was mildly depressing. Every time I realized it was actually Monday, my soul died a little. Not a lot, mind you, but...a little.

Although...Monday night is almost Tuesday, and Tuesday is just next door to Wednesday, so...hooray, almost!

Oh, the things I tell myself to get through the week. Hee.

This has nothing to do with anything, but the song "America...Fuck Yeah!" has been stuck in my head for hours now, and it's driving me slowly insane. *weeps*

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