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Checking in for what is now becoming my quarterly update. Fail, fail, fail. I miss ye old days of LJ, but the internet's evolution stops for no man (or woman). I'm sure someday I will be on tumblr, but for now I will resist and instead delight you with the highlights of my ho-hum life.

Work is going well; I was promoted again, which is nice. I basically live and breathe the huge, scary project they were supposed to remove me from several months ago. Instead, I stayed on and expanded it to cover the entire group my former boss presides over. It's stressful, but I enjoy being at the center of it, proving that even though I'm an introvert, I'm still a glory-hog. Oink, oink baby.

JP and I are good. He has been in Seattle this past week, visiting his family at their gorgeous lake house and attending PAX Prime. Last month, we went to Space City Con in Houston, an old school sci-fi convention. I was mainly there to kick it by the pool, but I did get to see Sylvester McCoy (Radagast the Brown, Dr. Who) and he was a hoot. JP was in geek heaven, hanging out with all his old favorite sci-fi actors.

My mom was hospitalized earlier this summer. Scared the Hell out of us. It was ischemic colitis and she was in the hospital for about a week. She's slowly getting better, thank goodness.

My most exciting news is that I have been on a rigorous diet/workout routine since late April and have lost almost 40 pounds. It's been tough but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I don't really deny myself - if I want pizza, I have pizza. I just eat less of it. Limiting snacking is tough, but seeing the scale go down has been a great motivator. We'll see how long I can keep it up! Working out is actually kind of fun because my co-worker goes with me. She's a hardcore athlete, but very sweet and encouraging.

I guess those are all the "big" things. I'll just leave a picture of the bb rainbow cake I made Nay-nay for her 40th birthday because I am so proud of it (gloryhogsayswhat?):

cake
melcreada: (adults suck!)

I was thinking of joining tumblr and Pottermore (early!) but upon arriving at both sites I (wait for it)...COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE DIRECTIONS.

The internet had to explain it to me, both times.

I swear I am not a moron.

Exhibit A: when I saw "URL" on the tumblr site, I thought I had to enter a separate, personally-owned URL and I was all, "Motherfucker, that's why I'm coming here!" A simple "enter what you would like your tumblr URL to look like" would have been nice. A FAQ that had this statement would also be acceptable.

Exhibit B: I solved the effin' clue on Pottermore, but every time I tried to make the jump to the secret site (LOL that I am actually saying this), I kept getting some retarded parseltongue translator. Some nice person took pity on me and sent me the link. Yay, I joined Pottermore!

I am going to lie down now because the internet is too hard for me...

melcreada: (shakespeare emo)

I am so excited because I walked out of the house today and it was actually cool! Of course, it was 90 degrees by lunchtime, but this morning! I almost thought about going back inside for a light jacket!

I obviously get way too excited about this shit.

In other news, my cake was totally eclipsed by this awesome cheescake one of the ladies made with crumbly toffee chips on top. It was quite delicious. Oh, well. Back to the drawing board (these potlucks are going to turn me into a mad scientist baker, JFC).

JP took Spike to the vet today because he keeps throwing up all the time. Our little kitty was the model patient and JP said everyone was impressed with how well behaved and calm he was. They think he is okay, but suggested a couple of things for us to try, changing the food, etc.

I do have to admit our cats are pretty badass and that has everything to do with JP - he works with them a lot, training them, playing with them, and trying to keep a consistent sense of order in the group. You can take the wildlife ecologist out of the zoo, but you can't take the zoo out of the wildlife ecologist. Or something like that. I love the cats, that's no lie. But I spend a fraction of my time with them. JP walks out of the room and if the cats are awake, they are bound to follow him. It is hilarious and strange and adorable. 

Okay, done rambling for now. Ta!
melcreada: (green glass waiting)
So, work was as expected. After the upgrade, we were locked out of the servers for like an hour and I fiddled while Rome burned. Or something to that effect.

I came home and made spaghetti from a jar for and managed to burn my garlic bread BLACK. Fail.

I am also wishing that I had money because there is a lovely Kate Spade bag that is 40% off (but still 60% too expensive, if you get my drift). I have lots and lots of purses, but very few designer bags because duh I can't afford them. Every couple of years, I splurge and get one and use it all to bits. So, you know. Hmmm...

I also need to finish Christmas shopping. C'mon December 11th payday!

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