Friday, August 31, 2007

Making the Most of It

I am still working, but I find myself taking perverse pleasure in exploiting the circumstances. Like taking meeting calls in my pajamas well after 10am. Then wandering out the back door and nibbling tomatoes off the vine between comments. Just because I can. Bwahaha.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Unleashing my Inner Luddite

Loki was just making window-friends with the stray kitten who lives in the shed, but she ran away when I came to the window. I have to say, the view from my desk is gorgeous -- full of lemon trees, if not kittens. Hello green! Hello sky!

Everything on the non-technical front is going great. However, there have definitely been problems on the technical side - have to work out the whole phone/internet thing ASAP.

But if I'm looking to get away from it all? This is paradise.

Monday, August 27, 2007

We Have Achieved Catness

Wow. So it's been a crazy week. Trying to get the floor, wall, and door to the cottage entryway complete so I could move in... was a bit of an ordeal. Things finally got finished up on Saturday, so we spent all day Sunday schlepping stuff out of the old place into the new.

Shockingly, things have fit better than I expected. I'm not saying it isn't cozy, but it will do quite nicely.

I spent the night here with my Bucket for the first time ever, and I was glad to have him with me for the first night. Though in the end, we were both so tired, maybe it wouldn't have felt as weird as I feared. This morning, I walked downtown for coffee to celebrate.

Then I double checked things for cat-safety, got Mom's help to hang the bedroom door, and then fetched over the cats. They've been exploring for about an hour and a half now. They don't light in any one place for long, but Loki did condescend to eat a bite of food, so I think things are going well. It's been highly entertaining watching them.

Now, if only I could find my cell phone, things would be great.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Moving Progress...

... is being made, slow though it may be.

The place I'm moving to required a lot more prep and catching up on past-due maintenance than I expected. We're still getting that finished up, which makes it hard to really pack up at my old place, since I don't know exactly when I'll be able to really move.

However, I have to be out here by the 31st, and all my large furniture went to the storage unit yesterday in Dad's truck. So I'm sitting on the floor, using a small plastic storage bin as a table for my laptop. It's now a bit extra far away from me, since Freya made it known that I had to provide her with a lap as well. Of course, I'm supposed to sit this far away from the machine anyway, so perhaps that's a good thing. (Actually, this position is pretty comfortable.)

The cats were pretty freaked when they came out to a living room pretty much devoid of furniture. Loki curled up in the corner where his favorite spot on the couch used to be, and looked at me meaningfully.

Soon, guys. Soon.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Tank Cozy

Also... tank cozy. I love this as a statement.


I haven't been posting, because there's too much moving going on.

But someone sent me this, and I have to post it here, so I can read it again.

Acts of Gratuitous Beauty.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

First Day of Freedom

People have been asking me how it feels to be unemployed now. To be honest, I don't know yet.

At the moment, it feels kind of like the weekend arrived early. I think next week it will sink in more, when I don't have to go back on Monday. (woo!)

However, I've been having a lovely morning - I took today as a holiday, so no packing or anything. I've played with the cats, done some laundry, walked downtown for coffee and a bagel, browsed the used bookstore... it's been very very nice.

After today, it will be all about the packing and cleaning. And you know... I'm kind of looking forward to it!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Good Reads

Really, I did not need to be sent to the GoodReads site. It wasn't necessary.

But, um, I've got a profile on there now. Not much in it, because ALL MY BOOKS ARE IN BOXES, yo. Because I'm moving. And I don't have time to list and review all my books at the moment.

But I want to.

(I'm jessajune - if you're in there, we can be friends! BFF. Have a great summer! KIT.)

Live. Sleepy. But live.

OMG I think we're done. The redesign is live.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Male Librarians

Today's Penny Arcade is about librarians!

j3ssajune: IMO it sounds a lot like vibrator
Bucket: um
Bucket: yes
j3ssajune: like a librarian, a handy thing to have around

Final Friday

So, today is my last Friday as a full time employee of VMware. I have only 4 more days (including today) of immersion in all the frenzy that goes on there. Only four more days of having people tell me I'm crazy for making different choices than they would.

At the moment, that may be one of the best parts. It is really hard to make a difficult decision and then have 2-3 different people EVERY DAY not only question it, but try to persuade you that you are wrong. And they're doing that because they kind of like you... but can't fathom that your priorities can be so different than their own.

It's been pretty interesting, really. Because wow. It turns out my priorities ARE really different. Fortunately, I have the support of my boyfriend, my family, and my close friends. They understand where I am and why I am making these choices. Some of them have even made similar ones.

I have fun the full gamut of emotions on this event - I've been elated, petrified, sad, relieved, nostalgic. But it's really happening. Finally.