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Me: feels sad she's been too busy to watch any baseball lately
Also me: reads that the Twins lost eight games in a row, the last one 15-9
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On Friday I learned that one of the features I find most irritating about Mancunian accents is sometimes called "happy laxing" by phoneticians.

Which sounds so Mancunian to me somehow. Maybe just because it sounds a bit like a drug or a band name.
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tfw you feel like it's Friday all afternoon and you're SO READY for the weekend and then you remember it's Thursday and you have homework you're too tired to do now so you need to go to bed and do it tomorrow morning.

...only to then remember that you have a meeting tomorrow morning, right when you planned to do the homework so now you have to get up really early.

That is the most not-Friday that today could be!


Tried to explain the meeting to Andrew, mostly failed (I'm not sure myself, that's part of the reason I failed), he said "is this one of the times you're being punished for being disabled?"

I'm like yeah, actually, that's a concise and accurate description.
(The meeting is the next one with this lady. Hopefully she recognizes me this time, eh?)

Editing

Jan. 19th, 2018 07:31 pm
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Tonight, my editing notes for Andrew's upcoming book include "they do have salads at Greggs!" and "I think your heterosexuality is showing."
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Andrew must think WI committee meetings are four hours long; I always stay for "just a quick drink" after...
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Had a dream last night where I could crochet, read Irish, and was going to be a policeman.

I would like to crochet and read (and speak) Irish. I would not like to be a policeman.
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Used it for the first time this evening. Amazing soft bristles, felt like little pixies were massaging my gums.
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I really miss executive function. I hope mine comes back soon.
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Well, I suppose if I'm going to be walked in on while I'm naked and busy, wrapping Christmas presents is probably one of the better things I could have been busy doing.

I KNOW.

Oct. 25th, 2013 04:56 pm
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This year I finally got around to signing up for their frequent flyer program, so now KLM keeps sending me e-mails with subject lines that are minor variations on "Fly away somewhere! It's so cheap!"

Man. Stop fucking taunting me, KLM.
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All the trees here turn yellow in the fall. It's pretty -- in the sunshine -- but I miss the blazing red maple trees and the ones that turn purple (ash?).
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Already bored with having to wear tights every day for (what feels like) forever.
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I love my friends. Shit happens, we don't write angry letters; we write angry policy motions.

This will not do. Things must change.
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"There's no need for a hyphen in reschedule. This isn't the nineteenth century!" said the man who puts apostrophes at the beginning of words like bus and phone.

Aww

Aug. 6th, 2013 09:37 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] greyeyedeve has said one of the nicer things anyone's said about me.

She introduced me to someone as her "platonic wife."
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I just realized this morning that England get to keep the Ashes just because it rains a lot in Manchester.*

It is an infuriating game, sometimes.


* And because Australia fell apart in the first two Tests, yes, okay...but what's the point of having a long Russian-novel of a series if it still hinges on such a little thing?
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I've just realized it's now the part of the day* where I can take my clothes off and have a beer.

I like this part.

* The "yes there's still lots to do because I haven't really started packing for tomorrow but it's all stuff I can do in the house rather than walking around Levenshulme like I have been all afternoon" part of the day.

Pluto

Jul. 9th, 2013 11:42 am
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Andrew's trying to tell me I'm racist against planets of restrictive growth.

"I don't hate Pluto!" I protested. "I just said that even in the best pictures we have of it, it's so pixilated it looks like a disco ball."
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Lately I think I'm doing fine, as long as I'm busy. Whenever I stop, things look ugly.
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I find it so much easier to tolerate Paul Gambaccini now that I get to remember [personal profile] magister once calling him "a less good [twitter.com profile] stealthmunchkin."

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