Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Updates

I realize that most of you picture me lying about on the couch washing down bonbons with champagne while reading trashy romance novels. (Lance pulled Samantha to him, his nearness overpowering her...) Hah! Shows how much you know. 1. Sauvignon blanc goes way better with bonbons than champagne. 2. I'm more of a mystery fan. 3. I'm too freaking busy to lie on the couch.

Things are a little hectic around here. I've been busy moving into my new office (more on this below), dealing with a case of pink eye (Leah), a case of pharyngitis with inflamed tonsils and adenoids and accompanying fever (also Leah), an upcoming birthday party to plan (Leah again), the general housework/swimming lessons/homework/life, and I'm guest blogging over at Jen on the Edge tomorrow, so I've had to write something halfway decent.

All of this is to explain why I've been slacking somewhat in the blogging department around here. So, since I'm all but legally brain dead and incapable of writing something coherent, I thought I'd just update you all on a couple of things.
  • I met with my director regarding my office. I finally got the whole story, and there was no malice involved, just really bad timing and, in government-speak, poor optics. We are undergoing an integration with another branch to create a new entity and managers are being moved over from another building. The director was only informed of the necessity to find this particular manager some office space after I had already vacated, and all the other managers of that level are along the hallway where my old office is. I got an acknowledgement that it was poorly handled, so now I can let it go and move into my new office (which isn't that bad) knowing that I stood up for myself.
  • After debuting as number 358 on the library request list for Twilight, I finally got it. I have to say that I am seriously underwhelmed. I've reached the part where Edward rescues Bella from some would-be rapists and I'm not enjoying the story much at all. I don't think it's the vampires -- I like vampire stories just fine. I guess it's the fact that the protagonist and all her friends are teenagers, and I don't like watching TV shows or reading books about teenagers. Yawn. Bella is irritating, and I want to march her off to an ENT doctor to see if he could do something about her obvious inner ear disturbance that causes her extreme clumsiness and propensity for falling down. I'll probably perservere to see if it gets any better, but at this point, I gotta agree with XUP's thoughts on the book.
I hope to be back to posting on a semi-regular basis soon. At least until the new bonbon shipment comes in.

10 comments:

  1. Ah, January (okay, February now) - that demoralizing, disease-ridden hag of a month. Good luck with the plague, good on you for handling your work issue, and feel free to bon bon away (have you read Minette Walters?)

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  2. Oooh, sorry that you've had sick young 'uns. Knock on wood, this has been a healthy winter for us.

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  3. Thanks for the update on Twilight. A friend and her daughter love it. I'm not excited to dig into it as I don't care for vampires OR teenagers. :D

    Sorry to hear about Leah. That sucks. Hey, I'll trade you head lice for pink eye.

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  4. I debuted at #84 for Twilight and last I checked I was #55. I want to see what all the hype is about.

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  5. LOL @ the bonbon/alcohol theory...I hope you have tested it extensively.

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  6. good for you for addressing teh office thing directly - i'm sure it would have eaten away at you if you hadn't asked (god knows the public service has enough people silently resenting people!)
    hope the girls are feeling well soon :)

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  7. I'm so torn as to whether or not to start reading those books...everyone either loves or hates them, and I'm not really sure which camp I want to fall into.

    Glad the office thing wasn't personal, and I hope the plague goes away soon.

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  8. Yay, an update! I am glad to read the office thing turned out OK! Feel better Leah!

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  9. Bah! I can't believe you wouldn't just take my word for this. A waste of good paper and binding.

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  10. I agree with you on Twilight totally. It gets a little better, but Bella is always annoying and Edward is so arrogant and controlling. I much prefer Jacob.

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