October 8, 2003 – morning

We got engaged at the Liberty Bell pavilion at 10:00ish pm on a balmy September evening back in 1995. I’ll be very sad to see it be moved and the pavilion razed. But such is progress. I wonder if I can swing by this afternoon after work to see it?

Liberty Bell ready for move

I actually made it to the gym yesterday…25 minutes on the elliptical, 10 assisted chinups, 4 dozen ab crunches. Saw John’s friend Dibya there, and we chatted a bit about our Fantasy Football league. My team, Pirates of the Delaware, is currently in 3rd place in a field of 10. That’s a fantastic showing for me!

Go Arnold! Don’t worry, Californians…with the Dems in control of the legislature, he won’t be able to do much.

Wt: 141.6 Oho! Progress!
Mood: Pleasant — looking forward to upcoming WDW vacation
Work docket: Online mall (working on that now), hopefully a recipe update. We have a special section coming up next Thursday, and I want to design a great look/feel for it. I’m also hoping I don’t have any more ‘millionaire’ updates today.
Afternoon: I’m seriously considering hopping on the speedline in Westmont after work and zipping to Philly to see the Liberty Bell Pavillion one last time. I have my digital camera with me for the Freezer Burn entry. It’s a cheap and very doable jaunt.
Evening: Continue laundry. Continue teaching Max “Down” (which is going well, btw) and go to yoga at 7:30.
Max: We’re now going sans baby gate all day, and putting it back up in the evening to preserve our sanity. Charlie still hides under the bed when Max arrives. He’ll growl and hiss. That scares Max. Unfortunately, Charlie doesn’t realize he has the upper hand in this relationship. As soon as he does, he’ll come out of hiding.

October 7, 2003 – afternoon

Afternoon update:

I expressed my concerns about the ill-worded email to my boss. I don’t want to file a formal complaint. I don’t want to start trouble. But if I didn’t say what I thought.–nay, what I believed — then I’m a coward. Now if someone asks my boss, he’ll have to say he knows somebody who was offended. FWIW, others were equally appalled at the email.

I added two more entries to Freezer Burn. That makes 17 meals! I downloaded MySQL so that I can start databasing this stuff, thereby making it searchable. But the software has very little documentation and looks so frightening! I think I need to buy a book.

Now I’m going to dig up a sports bra and go to the gym. If I wasn’t eating so many minature candy bars, I’d skip.

Oh, and yes, the hair was flat by 8:30. (sigh)

October 7, 2003 – morning

A momentous morning…I threw out my very-worn Minnie Mouse makeup case and replaced it with a chic black one with a pink lowercase “k” on it. What a very grown-up thing to do!

Another grown-up thing: I’m considering registering a political party affiliation…but I’m concerned that as soon as I do so, I will be inundated with requests for money.

Set my hair in hot rollers today, since I woke up at 3:00ish. By the time the world troops in, my hair will be straight again.

Speaking of…3:00 am seems to be a good time to get out of bed. I can shower up, take time getting ready, and even get an hour of Asheron’s Call in before having to go to work!

Yesterday, an email was sent to everyone in the building regarding a project. Without risking getting myself into trouble, if the text of the email had the word “black” in it where the word “white” was, the lawsuits would be flying. I saw the mail over 90 minutes ago and am still in shock. I’m afraid to complain about it, though. Isn’t that horrid?

Just like I’m afraid to take any more sick days this year. I get 10. I’ve used 5 (4 for my illnesses, 1 for the non-blogable worries of last month). If you use almost all of your sick days in one year, it is held against you in the form of a lower raise. This is open policy. So despite our paper’s health reporter writing: Flu and other cold viruses are easily transmittable, but that common-sense knowledge is often ignored by people who believe they must show up for work when sick, we don’t practice what we preach.

Mood: Was pleasant until I got to work today — now I’m irritable
Work docket: Did hand section, checked static. Going to continue work on the millionaire section, since I was informed I don’t have all of the logos for the sponsors. I knew that — I requested the logos on 9/22 — but wasn’t given them until yesterday. Because I wasn’t given the logos, I had to hunt them out online. I think I’m doing the weekly numbers today as well. Joy.
Lunch: Smart Ones Turkey Breast with some sort of side
Afternoon: Walk the Hopeslayer, head to YMCA
Evening: Coffee ‘n’ Coping with Mom’n’John at Starbucks.

October 6, 2003 – evening

I don’t talk about him much…because he’s kind of shy and doesn’t want to be all over my site. But I have to tell you…my husband’s a real winner. I came home to a cleaned up living room, kitchen, and lots of laundry done, and the Hopeslayer walked. Such a treasure!

I cleaned up the garden from the balcony to prepare for fall things. And now I’m sitting here, bored to death. Hey! I think I’ll go to the mall!!

(zips out the door)

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