This week has sucked.

1) Mehh! My coworker had a week plus a day off, forcing me to go rogue looking for help.

2) Grrrr. Client with a time clock problem and I’m useless to help (mostly due to issue #1 above). Have been avoiding his call for 2 days now, plus the prior 2 weeks. I’m an asshole.

3) Arrrrrrrgh. Last call of the day was another client whose client is having technical issues. “If it worked yesterday and didn’t work today, what changed?” “Nothing!” “Really?” “NOTHING, but I’ll call the client”. She calls the client, who reports that nothing changed but the offsite IT guy was changing something-or-other on their computers and denying them access to Pandora. That. Is. NOT. Nothing. The client’s IT guy jacked something up, please make him fix it.

4) I have entirely planned out the first 3 hours of my day tomorrow. Call client with security issues, call timeclock client (invent excuse for not calling sooner…laryngitis? temporary insanity? my usual “Oh my gosh! I thought we fixed that!”?), 401k files, team meeting, more 401k files, meeting with client with bizarre printing issue, more 401k files (why are so many people hell bent on investing in retirement?!!), make more insane phone calls that try to play off a lack of response in 6-8 weeks as no big deal, cross fingers that client (see #3 above) loses my number, teammates forget my name and management agrees that 6-8 weeks is really not bad.

5) The car refused to start this morning, so I had to call AAA for a jump or possibly a tow (only a jump was necessary, plus the driver gave me the amazing advice that I had a bad ground …?… which was causing a… oh, hell, I don’t know, a problem and thank you AAA!), then to the dealership to fix the whatever (plus an oil change, an inspection, and two bonus whatchamacalits because Cheesecake City Nissan knows we’re car stupid…after I write this I’ll go see if the new flux capacitor is shiny) and then to Enterprise for a loaner car and then to work all day and then a trip to put gas in the loaner car (am I the only one for whom putting gas in an unknown car is always amateur night on an Indy 500 pit crew? yes) and then to pick up the car while dropping off 85% of my paycheck with Cheesecake City Nissan. And then to pick up dinner, at which point I remembered I bought a Groupon for the car inspection and forgot all about it, dammit. And then home.

And when I got out of the car, the stupid thing shocked me. What. The. Hell? Ugh, the battery needs to last another month because I am out of Saturdays until then. (In this order, I will be occupied doing the following on Saturdays: Movies*. Vet’s office**. Massage***. Indiana+. Day after Birthday++. Parents visiting+++)

* Best Picture Showcase, films 5-9

** Wasn’t I just at the vet’s office? Why am I going there? Someone needs a something, I guess.



++ Ehh. I’ve got a coworker who’s delaying grad school a semester for her birthday. Speaking of WTF.

+++ YAY!!!!!

More random thoughts…

1) Why do they even bother to make single stuf Oreo cookies? Who says “Gosh, I couldn’t eat all the frosting in the middle of a Double Stuf Oreo!”

2) I really worry that someday they’ll rename psoriasis “Kardashian disease.” Is it not bad enough that I have itchy flaky spots on my elbows, knees, HANDS, etc and get the “what the hell is wrong with you?” side-eye from the guy behind the counter at the fast casual Mexican restaurant? If the medical community pulls a Lou Gehrig’s Disease with this…ugh, I have got to figure out a way to become legitimately lifelong famous so I can be the most famous person on Earth with psoriasis. Maybe I’ll luck out and she’ll get the plague sometime instead.

And in better news…

1) Best Picture Showcase is coming up on the next two Saturdays! Movie nerd Paradise!

2) Still going to Indy right before my birthday!

3) My parents are coming to town in April! YAY!!! So so so excited.

4) Applied for a promotion at work. Is it possible all of my work dreams could come true?

Q: How many year-ends…

Does it take for me to finally start sprouting gray hair?

A: 13. Thanks a lot, 2012!

Yes, I’m vain (as vain as a woman who owns neither makeup nor curling iron) but I have always been proud that I didn’t have any gray hairs yet. Imagine my shock when I found one peeking out amongst the brunette hairs. Unlike the other random white hairs I’ve found, this one was attached to me (usually I have dog hair all over me). It goes without saying that I tweezed it off my head quickly!

Now the question is, how long do I wait before calling the salon for an appointment for highlights? I haven’t colored my hair in years but it’s time to start it again. The mall opens today at 12, is today too early or should I wait until March?

Ugh, I’m oooooooooooold.


1) Upgrade wardrobe – kind of done. I ordered a bunch of stuff from Lands End but I’m returning half of it. (new item on to-do list: Put together Lands End return) –done!

2) Upgrade cell phone new phone on the way – done!

3) Go to dentist – trying to get this scheduled. Dentist’s office is closed for lunch when I’m at lunch and by the time I think about calling again it’s either too late in the day or on Friday, when they are closed. Lucked out, made an appointment for tomorrow morning! Done!

4) Go to vet’s office done!

5) Go to Chiropractor forget it!

6) Order flea treatment goo for dogs done! (Thanks 15% off code!)

7) Order or otherwise procure tickets for Best Picture Showcase – done!

8) Order more Ambien (did you hear that someone, the FDA or someone, has cut the recommended dose of Ambien to 5 mg daily instead of 10? Who do I write to in protest?) – done

9) Shoes? – done x2! (new Danskos coming to the house this week, old shoes already in garbage!) (the other new shoes are a mega cute pair of copper wedges, perfect for casual Fridays)

10) Book travel for Indiana trip in March

11) Straighten out Bookmooch book list – done!

12) Read one more not terrible book before birthday

13) Request time off for parents’ visit in April. Figure out how to tell Gene about same (shhh).

14) Yell at Apple about yet another shredded power cable for laptop – done! (Thank you Wes @ Genius Bar)

15) Order birthday cake for my birthday

16) Arrange dog sitters for Best Picture Showcase

17) Schedule car detailing, oil change and inspection

18) Get new pants and red coat to someplace for alterations/repairs.