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September 18th, 2020

Friday

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I'm not sure that I really have much to say for today. I spent part of the morning at work doing tech support of a sort: all the computers in the department (and presumably the rest of the building) were rebooted overnight. Somehow that screwed up the computer in the conference room, leaving one USB accessory very, very angry. Before Christy and I tracked down which room it was coming from, it was making those Windows 10 sounds of "you unplugged an accessory, you plugged in an accessory" over and over. I honestly thought it was coming from Christy's computer, but I didn't want to go into her office to check. So I got to spend a good chunk of the morning making it work correctly and quit making a racket.

I guess it's a good thing I was productive in the morning, though, because the rest of the day is a fucking blur. I can't ever find a way to describe it to people. It's like my brain slips sideways, and I know I'm doing things, but I don't know what. I know I probably talk with and interact with people, but I don't feel like I'm there.

I don't know: it doesn't really make a lot of sense to me seeing it typed out either.

I'm going to go throw myself at my bed and see if sleep will help.
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September 17th, 2020

Thursday

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Dudes. Y'all. Mes amis. Remember that first quiz I mentioned I had tonight? I will admit to having had some concerns going into it. I left about three questions "marked for review" when I finally pulled the trigger and submitted it for grading.

50/50. 100%.

Y'all, I passed it. I guess I kind blew it out of the water. Yes, it was open notes and open book, but still... I didn't have high hopes on doing well on this. But I managed it. I really did think I had two of those "marked for review" questions wrong, though.

Fucking sleep now, though.
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September 16th, 2020

Wednesday

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Well, I got to put the newsletter out today, and I've been getting a lot of compliments on it. And this is why I still really sort of love my job: compared to so many others I've worked -- but especially GSU -- I'm enjoying the fact that the Askew School at least appreciates me. I'm not resting on my laurels, though: there's still lots more to get done. Right now, I'm working on archiving all the syllabi for the current semester.

And my class went pretty all right tonight. We went until 8:00, though, which meant that I was half an hour late picking up [profile] katusko from work.

I've got a quiz tomorrow in the other class. I still haven't heard back from my group, if they're happy with the project. But since it's due tomorrow, I'm turning it in now.

I just have to manage to keep my brain going through Friday at 5:00. That's what I keep telling myself.

So... Umm... Everything arrived. Every single package I was waiting on arrived today. Including the mattress. I went ahead and got it opened up because it needs to "recover" from being packaged up so tightly. I did try it out briefly. I'm in love with it. It's sort of medium firmness, with a lot of support (without making me feel like it's too firm or anything). After I've slept on the same mattress since 1994, it's past time, and I needed it.

I just didn't realize how much I was going to love it.
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September 15th, 2020

Tuesday

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I guess I need to get something up here. I've been in a daze most of the day, and I'm not enjoying it. I feel like my brain is completely shut off, and it's not doing me any favors when I'm trying to get reading and projects done... not to mention study for my first quiz in the IT class.

Today has also been a bit of a mess in terms of work and deliveries. Work is a little simpler to explain, so let's start there. We have two displays that are supposed to cycle through videos (really, animated PowerPoint slides, but either way). They haven't worked since at least March, but it's probably been longer, maybe even since December when my predecessor left. It's been one of my ongoing tasks to try to figure out how to make it work. Well, I was finally given the information of someone in another department who might be able to help, only for him to say that he hasn't had anything to do with it in forever. But while I was out there trying to fiddle with it, Lynn from Demography came out to see what was going on and realized that her department's display was down also. She rushed back into her office and came out with a familiar keyboard and mouse combo. I remembered that I had seen that same combo in our office, only no one knew what to do with it, so I had moved it to the stack for surplus. Thankfully, no one had taken it yet, so I could retrieve it from the storage room, sync them back up to the display on our floor, upload the video, and be done.

Going downstairs to work on the other display was a bit more challenging: someone had unplugged both parts of it. Originally one of the custodians tried to help me balance on an empty desk chair to try to plug it in, but since I couldn't reach, I went and got a stepladder to better reach. Now, this is where it gets funny because one of my old friends from the library days, Kenny from Facilities, was walking by Bellamy and saw me on the stepladder. I got scolded a bit for doing that without calling Facilities to do it first, but he also got up on my stepladder, connected the display, and helped me get everything back up and running.

The rest of the work weirdness comes up to finding yet more things that all my training classes did not cover. Again.

But as far as packages... Oh, now there's where it gets weird as fuck. I got a notification that I had a package available for pickup at the post office. Which... weird. But I'm getting off my morning part of the day, so why not go try to find out what's up? I go to the post office, and I'm told that "available for pickup" is code for "it was put on the wrong delivery truck and will be delivered another time". When I get back home, my box springs/foundation is already here. The deep pocket sheets are supposed to be delivered later in the day, and sure enough, a few hours later, after struggling and getting the foundation inside, I get a notification that the package with the sheets has been delivered to the mailbox... only it's not in the mailbox and there is no parcel locker key. The only open parcel locker is #4, and it's empty. This is important.

So I got to spend the next while trying to get a person at the post office to answer so I can try to find out if maybe they put the key in the wrong mailbox. I even go back out a few more times to just see if maybe it was reported delivered before it was dropped off, but no joy. So in the late afternoon, I decide I'm going to go back to the post office to see if I can get a person to help me. But for whatever reason, I go back by the mailbox one last time. Still no key, but parcel lockers #2 and #5 are now also open. Locker 2 is empty, but there, in the unlocked and sitting open Locker 5, is my package.

In other words, the parcel locker key was put in someone else's mailbox. They opened it, saw it wasn't for them, and left it in the unlocked locker. I guess... at least they didn't keep it?

And no, my "available for pickup" item was not delivered either.

At least my mattress is coming by FedEx?
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September 14th, 2020

Monday

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What a damn Monday.

I can't even really complain about work. Today wasn't my work's fault. Today just started off weird and cruddy, and it never really improved.

I put in the order for my box springs and sheets late last night. I had a coupon that Amazon didn't apply for whatever reason. When I tried to apply the coupon, I missed the fact that Amazon changed my payment method from my personal account to the account I share with [personal profile] katsuko. So it ended up causing an overdraft on the account. So since I was still getting ready for work, I had to send [personal profile] katsuko to the bank with my personal debit card and her debit card for the shared account to move money around.

Only... Once she got back and we went out to the car to take me to work (and her to go do laundry), the car wouldn't start. And wouldn't start. And still wouldn't start. A weird thing with the CVT drive is that, if the battery is dead, the brake pedal won't depress (which is how you crank the car). Finally, one of my neighbors came and jumped off the battery for us. So then I got to make a trip over to AutoZone to get a new battery and have it put in. $178 later, I have a new and fully functioning battery (with a three-year warranty). Christina from work wanted to know why I didn't just go to Walmart to get it replaced, and I had to let her know that all the Walmart Tire and Lube Express (TLE) stations are closed in town, since all the Walmarts are trying to only have one entrance open.

I've been trying to get a job posted for the School in a lot of places, with very little success. I got it up in the main place we wanted it, but everywhere else is being difficult. Either people aren't calling me back or I can't get admin permissions or something else.

And [personal profile] katsuko says I'm not allowed to be annoyed that my grade is a 98.73 for the semester so far in LIS5485.
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September 13th, 2020

Sunday

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Well, this was a fun -- and yet also fun -- kind of a day. We did decide to go to the outlet mall. Given Tropical Storm Sally hanging out in the Gulf of Mexico, we didn't want to chance Miramar Beach because we would be heading east into the storm. We had a very nice shopping experience. I did end up finding some ankle boots that I can wear both for every day and for work, and I also got [personal profile] katsuko some dressy shoes for work and fancy at home days. I also picked her up some leather polish and myself some weatherproofing spray. I'm taking no chances here. The good thing is, though, that both pairs of shoes were 50% off, so it was a pretty damn good savings off the regular price. We actually ended up getting both pairs of less than one pair would have been at full cost.

But it rained on us the entire day. Sometimes it was just a drizzle, but sometimes it was a downpour. Sometimes we could barely see five feet in front of our faces. Apparently TS Sally did a "wobble" of sorts out in the Gulf and ended up drenching a lot of the Peninsula, in addition to the Panhandle, and we were driving back in the Panhandle area. I just don't really want to think how much worse it would have been had we gone to Miramar Beach instead of Saint Augustine.

But with the rain, we didn't even try to do anything else aside from a few hours worth of walking and shopping and a very late lunch (that isn't playing well with either of us, more is the pity since it was so good).

Back at it all again tomorrow. I have a quiz in LIS5485 this week, a group project in 5485, and plenty of reading in 5408. What have I gotten myself into? And since I want to be done before 2023... what am I keeping myself in? I can't hold all this in my brain the way the profs want me to, and I end up feeling very overwhelmed and anxious at the end of the week.

C'est la vie?
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September 12th, 2020

Saturday

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All but one of the bills are paid, so I had a mild splurge: I bought myself and [personal profile] katsuko some new slip-on tennies. Of course, what's funny is that I went looking for another pair of Clarks so that I would have a second pair of nicer boots to wear to work. But the ones that were supposedly in stock in the color and size I wanted were not off the truck yet, so it was a no go. I did end up trying my size in the other color, and I wasn't impressed with the design so it's back to the old drawing board.

Right now, [personal profile] katsuko and I are talking about driving to the outlet mall in Miramar Beach tomorrow and seeing what is at the Clarks store there. It's a little iffy, though, because it's a two and a half-hour drive.

It might be worth it, though. I do love my Carleta Lyon boots, and weirdly, given the design, they've done a pretty marvelous job supporting my ankle... which is important for me because apparently they're bad for turning or rolling or just generally misbehaving. But I also wouldn't mind finding something a little lower-heeled than those. If I do, then I might end up wearing them for other than at work. I wouldn't mind have a nicer pair of shoes to wear full time...

Because otherwise, [personal profile] katsuko and I have been talking about getting me a pair of American Dutchess boots. I absolutely adore these, but I'm a little leery on anything that I have to buy a button hook to take on and off. So there is a that.

And now... I'm going to try sleeping.
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September 11th, 2020

Friday

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Let's see if I can actually manage to do this early so that it's out of the way for the rest of the night. I always start these things with lofty intentions of doing it early, but then I fuck off for a bit and forget about it. I'm going to endeavor to stay on task, though.

Wednesday night going into Thursday, when I had horrible insomnia and couldn't get to sleep for a good two hours after I laid down, I wrote 1100 words exactly on the Scrivener mobile app. Last night going into today, when I zoned out and forgot what I was doing, I only managed 216 words in bed. I guess there are worse things.

I think my brain is starting to train itself that writing needs to happen once I lay down. I don't always write once I lay down and cut out the lights, but I do tend to go to sleep faster if I pound out at least a hundred to two hundred words.

And fuck me, I got out Wicked Ones today and tried to get a bit done. I mean, granted, all I've managed there so far has been 34 more words on Chapter 20, but it's something! It's more than I've managed on it in a bit.

And I pulled the trigger and bought a new mattress finally. The one I have been watching on Amazon had a coupon for $80 off. Now I just have to get a new foundation/box springs and deep pocket sheets.

You see, I've had my current mattress and box springs since at least 1994. They're older than the students I supervise. I suspect they're older than at least one of my coworkers. It's time. It's well past time, actually.

So that's the state of the Friday.
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September 10th, 2020

Thursdsy

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Well, that's another day done. I must confess that a bit of it is a blur. I don't feel really great. I won't say I feel sick, but I don't feel great. It's more like being tired all the way down to my soul... but not sleepy.

So yeah, there's that.

I did have my class tonight, and that seemed to go pretty all right. I didn't do as well at the end of the chapter quiz as I wanted, but I passed with 80% on both of the two tries I took so I'll live with it. Mostly, I just disagree with some of the "correct" answers. For instance, I would never consider Google docs a wiki, which was one of the so-called correct answers. I have a quiz next week and a group assignment going in over the weekend.

And in other news, Ancestry.com has become my "it's slow at work" obsession. Going as far as I can with the "free" version that came with my DNA kits, for a lot of my family on both sides, I've potentially gotten back to the 17th century. I seem to lose people when we get to Virginia. A lot of it is tenuous because again it's the free version, meaning I can't research any of it, and because sometimes it gives me a potential mother but not a potential father, which feels even more tenuous to me. I mean, considering I have a relation whose grave I have seen that literally just says "Wife of Thomas Stanford".

And that's it. I'm going to throw myself at my bed and hope for sleep.
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September 9th, 2020

Wednesday

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So, my class got canceled tonight because the teacher was ill. So it was sadly sort of nice getting to relax when I thought I would be stressing. I even took the opportunity to make one of the "fancier" dishes in my repertoire: beer and cheese soup. Granted, I have yet to actually put beer in it, but that's the name in the cookbook, so that's what I call it. We did find an ale aged white Cheddar cheese to put in it, though, and holy shit, that's going in every time from now on. In deference to my stomach's weirdness, I also substituted in almond flour for regular all-purpose flour. Basically, we had a bag of celery that was getting limp and floppy, and this was a great way to use them up.

Luci has gained an entire pound since April, so we're trying to gradually cut down her dry food, so that she doesn't have as much "grazing" food available all the time. It's... not going well. Every time one of us so much as moves, she starts screaming like a demon. I'm starting to wonder if we're doing it too abruptly, if we should ease into it more so that she's more accepting of the change. I'll have to discuss that one with [personal profile] katsuko in the morning.

And I guess I need to go throw myself at my bed. Good night, all.
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September 8th, 2020

Tuesday

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It's always so weird going back to work after a long weekend. I actually sat down and got everything ready for the 10:00 Monday meeting, only to realize at 9:45 that it was Tuesday and the meeting would not be happening. Whoops. At least now I have a full list of things to work on this week.

And then Christy threw me a new one. Apparently, we need a media blitz advertising graduate assistantships for new students. Granted, the email thread had a lot to do about current students, so I guess I got a little lost and started focusing on that first. So I'm going to redirect some more tomorrow and see what I can come up with.

Well, I'm hella early, but I've got my cover posted for NaNoWriMo. I'm going to try again to finish the story I started back in April. I'm writing 50,000 words in a month, no doubting that, but the problem is more that it's rarely on the story I set out to work on. I'm going to try to change that this November, though. I want to be done with it.

Though I will admit that I had a lot of fun making a cover for in Canva. Now I get to write a tutorial for how to create a text border on that site because there actually is not an easy way to do it... but there are a lot easier ways than how a lot of the current tutorials would have you do it.
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September 7th, 2020

Monday

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Well, my long weekend is now over, and it's back to work again tomorrow.

I did make it part of the way through my homework for the week. It's a lot, but at least this week I'm not having to build an app. I mean, it didn't turn out too bad, but it was a bit of a pain getting sorted out, at least to begin with. Lots of reading still to go, though, so that's always a bit of fun. I haven't figured out the exact amounts yet. Hopefully, it's not over 200 pages in one class and more than 70 in the other again.

I did finish my little bit of fun for the weekend: the Lord of the Rings marathon. I always enjoyed The Return of the King best of the three movies. One day, I'll get around to buying the extended editions of all of The Hobbit to watch, but it just hasn't been a priority. (It should be, I guess: I enjoy Aidan Turner, and he plays Kili in the movies.)

We tried a new Indian place for dinner. I don't think it's going to be a repeater. Even the mild was too much for me, so [personal profile] katsuko had to eat most of it. I'm not even sure I'll be up to trying it tomorrow either. And Wednesdays are for Tijuana Flats, after all. So Aaru's is probably going to be a hard pass for us going forward. I'm still queasy as fuck, and that's not a good sign. Going to be some Tums in my future before bed.

And that's where I'm heading now.
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September 6th, 2020

Saturday

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What have I gotten myself into? I got bored during my day off today, and I started the Great Lord of the Rings Rewatch again. I actually ended up making it through The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers before it was 10:00 at night, and I had to give up for the night.

This might be a good spot to mention that I only own the extended editions of all three movies. Like I said to [personal profile] katsuko, surely I have something better to do with the next eleven hours of my life? Google informs me that that is how long all three extended editions are back to back.

My plans for my last day of the long weekend? Watch The Return of the King. That'll knock a good 4 hours off my day. The rest? I've got homework to do. Most of it is reading, of course, but I do have to go through and leave at least two comments on the class discussion board -- and one of them has to be a tip of some sort. I'll be buggered if I know what to leave as a tip for the week, but I'll come up with something.

And now, some sleep, hopefully. It's 78°F in the house, but I feel like I'm roasting... as usual. My office got down to 68°F last week, and that was fucking glorious. I can definitely live with that. I just wish I could do that at home. It's not exactly cost-efficient, though, and we've been warned not to lower our AC any colder than 70°F. Apparently, it's such an older model that it won't handle going colder than 70°F. And it makes such an almighty racket as it is, even without going colder than 78°F.

At least it's approaching autumn. It'll start getting a little cooler then. November through February in Tallahassee is just about perfect for me. I wish all year could be like that.

And now, seriously, sleep.
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September 5th, 2020

Saturday

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It's the weekend. I'm off work. I should not be down with both a lingering headache and sore muscles. Now, fair warning: I've taken both a Flexeril (muscles) and a Maxalt (headache) to try to combat this, so if this post becomes slightly incoherent, that's why, as they both tend to knock me out.

So yeah, I didn't get as much accomplished as I wanted to today. I didn't even get as much sleep in as I wanted, thanks to the headache and sore muscles. I did manage to go through the old laptop one last time to make sure that I had everything cleared off of it. I should be able to get it formatted for [personal profile] katsuko to use tomorrow.

But now, I'm going to throw myself at my bed in the hopes that it will help with at least the headache portion of this crap.
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September 4th, 2020

Friday

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Somehow I'm about five weeks away from being back in Tallahassee again... and six weeks away from my six-month evaluation that will take me off probationary status. It feels so weird to be at this point already. I don't know: it just seems weird and a little amazing. I can certainly live with it though.

I did finally manage to get the newsletter finished on Thursday so that I could spend to today working on the website while Christy and Dr. Lee go over the newsletter and make sure it's good to go when we get back to work on Tuesday.

Long weekend, yay!

It's so weird. At GSU, I was always counting down the days to my next long weekend. This one snuck up on me. It's a little crazy realizing that right now would be Dragon*Con if everything were normal, but at the same time, it's just weird how much time has passed so quickly. And yeah, the pandemic and shelter-in-place is a lot of the reason why it feels like things have passed quickly, but still...

Amusingly, my nephew Hayden and I have had about the same reaction to social distancing and shelter-in-place orders: we were born for this. We're both such introverts. I might be slightly less of one, but that's by necessity: there weren't exactly a lot of non-customer-facing jobs available when I was his age... And I wanted out of the house. I needed out of the house in a way that he has been lucky not to have to experience. Either way, though, neither of us has exactly been adversely affected by having to stay indoors and away from people the way a lot of other people have been. I know that it was wearing on [personal profile] katsuko before she got her job at Apalachee Center and started leaving the house more. I would be happy as a clam working from home for the rest of my life, though.

And that's all I've got for today. I'm going to spend some of tomorrow making sure that I've got everything off the old laptop and onto the new laptop so that I can give it to [personal profile] katsuko so that she has something that works a bit better than her Windows computer. It's so weird to me that she bought that computer after we got my old laptop, purchased new (compared to mine, that we bought already several years old), and it was both slower and screwier than mine. So yeah, that's the plan for tomorrow. Probably most of the long weekend will be sleeping, if I'm able to, honestly.
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September 3rd, 2020

Thursday

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I really, really hate trying to get my brain into sleeping mode after class. It's so freaking hard. Today is bearing out the same observation I made last week: I cannot get my brain to sleep mode after class until stupid late (much, much later than the time on the post will say).

We ended up making an app during class today, which was kind of neat. I did have to take a video of him having issues with the same program (and talking all condescending to some of the other people in the class).

Someone really needs to drive home to him that this class is recommended for people going into the MSI who have no IT background. It even says on the site "Strongly recommended for low to mid-levels of technology familiarity". I don't think we're meant to jump straight to building simple apps already. That's what a lot of us have been screaming.

Nonetheless, I built a really simple, basic app (using MIT app inventor) of Luci. Because we had to build from a cat model anyway: I just used a better model.
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September 2nd, 2020

Wednesday

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I'm trying to type around Luci, so bear with me. This is also only the second entry made with the new laptop so I'm still getting used to the "magic keyboard", as Apple calls it.

Well, today went pretty okay, I feel. I got a lot accomplished at work, which was nice, and then my class went really well. It even finished early. I was hoping to be completely done with the newsletter today, but I ended up going over because there was just so much else to get done during the day. I like remote work, but sometimes I need the extra screen I have in the office and I don't want to go back in after I get home.

Okay, for the record, for tonight's class, I had something like 150 pages to read between last Wednesday and today: 2 chapters in the textbook, plus about 6 different PDFs. My brain? Fried. At least the other class only has two reading assignments, even if I do have to go to the Pearson site to view one of the files. I read it earlier in the week, but I'm going to reread before class tomorrow, just to be on the safe side, given the earlier brain-frying thanks to the other class's massive reading assignments.

Luci is big mad at me because I wouldn't let her stand on the keyboard or the mousepad. Clearly, she's severely mistreated.

And I am seriously rocking a hell of a headache and have been since the early afternoon, so I'm going to go throw myself at my bed and try to sleep it away, even if the files are not through transferring from the old laptop to the flash drive (I got lucky enough to find a 125GB flash drive on sale one time, and I get a lot of use out of it), much less being transferred over to the new computer... who desperately needs a name. Right now, I'm calling him Gabriel 2.
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September 1st, 2020

Tuesday

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At long fucking last, I'm finally on the new laptop. Seriously, I didn't think this day was ever coming. Like, I really actually wondered if it was ever going to get here. Even the delivery was late. It feels incredibly pedantic to say that part of that Priority Overnight I paid for included delivery before 10:30 in the morning. Not well after 12:00, like when it actually arrived. It's a small thing, though, I guess, seeing as how I finally have the thing.

I'm really impressed with the battery on it so far, both with how fast it charges and how long it takes to discharge. Even running several programs at once and trying to get things moved over, it still only used a little bit of battery, not a lot. I don't know: I'm tired and not making a lot of sense.

I did do the allergist thing today. We actually did a test for something like 31 food allergies... and all of them were negative. Apparently, I had a reaction to the histamine, but I'm not allergic to the 31 most common foods for allergies. So, from what he explained to me, the hives are chronic idiopathic urticaria... or hives that we don't know the cause of. I'm not allergic to any of the major foods, and I just have gastric sensitivities to them. So I should never have to go to the emergency room with my issues, but I may have to take Claritin or something like it if the hives come back. So nothing terribly surprising, but also nothing terribly helpful either.

And that's it. I completely zoned out trying to get this done and lost all track of time. It's stupid late, and Wednesdays and Thursdays sort of blow right now. One professor gave me about 120 pages to read before class, while the other gave me around 90 spread across two platforms. Fun times. I might be regretting grad school already.
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August 31st, 2020

Monday

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What can I say? I finally managed to get in touch with someone at B & H Photo Video. After they didn't answer my email over the weekend and after they cut off the chat with me still in line yesterday... I finally managed to get through a person.

All he said was, you should have seen it on your screen when you ordered; that would say when the order would ship. (I didn't see anything like this. If I had, I would have ordered from Apple where, for $50 more, I could have gotten wireless AirPods as well.) There's nothing he can do, blah blah blah. Okay, bye. I mean, he said more than just that, but that's pretty much all it felt like.

So, yeah, their idea of customer service is "too bad, so sad".

Anyway, it's finally in the mail and on its way. I'm feeling a little screwed over here.

All in all, I will not be recommending them to anyone else. I may well close down my account completely.

I do have an appointment with the allergist tomorrow. It's supposed to take about two hours, so I will be taking a long lunch and working any time I go over so that I don't have to use any sick leave. I mean, I have something like 35 hours of it built up, but I would rather keep it in case I need it for something big. I have a feeling, after all, that I'll end up having to go back to the gastroenterologist before long.

And I do have to call the apartment office tomorrow and find out why one part of the website shows a $0.00 balance but another part shows an $80 balance.

Fun times all around.

Let's make it even more fun, shall we? Today would have been Betsy's birthday. This is the first year without my little sister. Fuck all of this.
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August 30th, 2020

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Well, my hair is pretty colors again. That's pretty much all we managed to get up to today. At least in part, that was thanks to the nasty weather outside, but a lot of it had to do with how it can be a bit of an all-day thing trying to get my hair done. But it looks gorgeous. It's black from the roots down about two-thirds of the length, where it transitions to a shade of red that the box calls garnet. (It's not quite as red as I was hoping it would be, so we might do some touchup on it later in the week.)

The damn laptop still has not shipped yet. At this point, I'm going to be lucky to have it before class on Thursday. And I am really, really regretting buying it from B&H Photo Video. I had such a good transaction with them back in May for the desktop, though, that I felt good buying from them on Friday. I even upgraded and paid for Priority Overnight, so that I would have it before the end of the weekend.

Now, it's hopefully going to ship on the same day that it would have arrived had I bought it from Apple itself.

And that is why I probably will not be keeping my account with them after this.
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