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If I were at the state fair, I would have just paid $6.50 for heaven on a stick. I’m sitting in bed in my new bright red pjs, courtesy of my mother-in-law, watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force on the portable dvd player that Dan and I bought Noah for his birthday, blogging, and drinking whisky and coke out of a butterfly mug. Heaven. On a stick. Hell yeah.

This has been a Very Good Christmas. For reasons which I will outline tomorrow when I’m less distracted by Aqua Teen Hunger Force in bed.

But first must mention my amazing Christmas Moment:

I have a brother-in-law, my sister-in-law’s husband, whom I highly respect but have had nothing but really awkward moments with (he’s very smart and very serious; I’m pseudo wanna be smart and never serious). I absolutely love Aqua Teen Hunger Force and have for a very long time. I even have the Aqua Teen Huger Force theme song as the ringer on my phone. Very Serious Brother-In-Law bought me the Aqua Teen Huger Force movie for Christmas, making him my favorite person ever. He then admitted to not only knowing the show, but liking the show. I love him! In an in-law sort of way. Very cool.  And only one of many very cool moments I’ve had this Christmas. Merry Christmas!!!


It’s been so long since I’ve gotten sick (I’m hardly what one might call “a model of health”, but it’s been a really long time since I was actually sick) that I forgot how quickly colds come on. One minute I was sitting on the couch watching Bones with Dan, drinking a glass of water and feeling fine. The next minute I put down the glass and realize that damn! I’m getting that weird tingly gross feeling in the back of my nose/throat that means I’m getting sick. It just appeared like that and it’s getting progressively worse. I’m to the point now where my entire head feels like painful, crunchy Styrofoam and blinking hurts and my mouth tastes thick and the top of my mouth feels like pain-flavored molasses. My body hurts and typing hurts and takes way too much effort and I’m tired but I can’t sleep when I’m sick so I’m up typing this. And I complain a lot. Really a lot. God, just shut up already, it’s just a cold! Big baby. But it hurts and I don’t like it and I have a bunch of stuff to do this week for stupid Christmas and I have to fly to Michigan on Monday. Crud.

I’m spending, worst case scenario: one week, best case scenario: two days, at a different office to “learn stuff” and “gain experience”. In actuality I’m “wasting time”, “learning nothing”, and “becoming really annoyed”. And in those two sentences I used up the world’s allotment of scare quotes. Sorry about that, world.

Seriously, I’m all about wasting time but I prefer to do it in a less boredom-inducing way, such as reading Harry Potter fan fiction or watching four straight hours of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. At least there are plusses to my current situation (even if my current situation is sadly lacking Meat Wad, sigh); this place is filled with really nice people! I want to hug them all and squeeze their little cheeks and tell them I love them. And, even better than that (if that’s possible) is my awesome, fifteen minute commute! No matter how you look at it, a fifteen minute commute is substantially better than an hour-long commute. Especially when it’s snowy and slippery outside, as is the current weather and road situation. Stupid snow.

So, plusses and minuses. And, sadly enough, a big cube-shaped hole in my heart where my desk should be. I miss my desk! I want to go back to my own office! How pathetic is that? If this were summer camp, this would be the part where I call my mommy, crying and begging her to bring me home because I wanna sleep in my own bed (sniff) and I miss my stuffed t-rex, Gary. And…now I feel awkward.

I don’t do well outside of my comfort zone, to put it lightly. And I’m way outside of my comfort zone right now. These people keep talking to me and telling me stuff. They make a career out of communicating with people, apparently not realizing that I’ve made a career out of burying myself in Excel files and numbers and largely ignoring everyone. These people don’t even listen to iPods at work because they’re too busy talking on the phone! To people! My stomach feels weird.

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