mythicalgirl: (cat powers)
I have been quite virtuous today and now know more about C# .NET than I did yesterday.  Studying this weekend payed off in that I wasn't a complete ignoramus while working with my co-worker / Teacher.  He was very pleased with my knowledge so far and with the questions I asked.  The program isn't anywhere near done yet, of course, and it won't run but at least I have a logic layer started to go with the presentation layer!  Virtual cookies for me!

We also had our team X-Mas lunch today, which is always fun.  One of the team is off on vacation and brought her teenage son.  You would think this would put a damper on the festivities but really all we did was watch our language a bit more.  And Le Peeps was a good as always and the boys (the grown ones I work with) were all happy with our waitress calling them "Honey" and flirting.  A good time was had by all but the teenager.  Poor boy - he looked so bored.  I really think she could have left him at home and all would have been well.  Overprotective parent is overprotective. 

The only other item to note is a weird dream I had the other night.  After watching a couple of episodes of Dogs 101 on Animal Planet I went to bed and dreamt that I finally got a dog.  A mastiff named Julia Droolia!  In the dream that dog was a big as I am and drooled.  A Lot!  She was such a gentle giant, a real sweetheart.  When I woke up it took a minute to realize that no, I don't have a dog and even if I did I doubt I'd have a mastiff.  While I love big, gentle dogs I can't imagine one that size in my little house.  And while I do not normally qualify as a neat freak the idea of all the drool....yuck!  I do think the dream may be telling me that I am closer to being ready to get a pet though.  I supposed this means I need to fence the yard this spring then.  Along with getting new windows, having more insulation added, etc.  A homeowner's work is never done.  

Oh, and I'm a bit more than half way through City of Saints And Madmen by Jeff Vandermeer.  Still very well written, still weird, but I can safely say that the first story, "Dradin, In Love", was the least of the stories and they get much better.  This is definitely one of those books that is an experience to read.     

And now - back to work! 
mythicalgirl: (Zombies are people too)
Or until statements post correctly in the nightly cycle. Depends on your perspective.

Sunday ended up being an 18+ hour day and quite a bit of it was hell. Still, once all was said and done the upgrade went live. Unfortunately that was not the end of the story. While many, many things are going well there are the usual after-implementation issues to deal with. In this I have gotten lucky - the majority of my systems are running as expected/designed and aren't affected by the other problems. /sigh of relief.

I was able to take part of the day off on Monday (after working that morning). Once I finally went to bed I slept for 12 hours straight. I am still a very tired puppy though. Very much a Zombie Mythicalgirl these days. Thank goodness next week is an extra long 5-day weekend. My big plans include (wait for it)...sleep! I know, I am such the party animal.

In non-work news I finished season 2 of The Tudors. Overall I was not as impressed as I was with season 1. Season 2 was enjoyable but I found myself getting just a wee bit bored with Queen Anne. Henry's Great Matter was far more interesting in the years before he married Anne. Plus I'm definitely Team Katherine and I missed her having screen time. Can't wait for Season 3 to come out so I can get it on my Netflix.

I'm also a little more than 300 pages in to River Of Gods by Ian McDonald and loving every freaking word, man! I've had this book on my shelf since 2007 and have just never gotten around to reading it. What was I thinking? I am so glad I decided to finally pick it up. I'm a big fan of McDonald after reading Desolation Road. Add that to this being a story set in and about India (Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra is one of my favorite books) and I'm pretty much in heaven right now. I can't wait to finish the 250+ pages I have left but at the same time I'm dreading it being over. I will definitely be picking up Cyberabad Days next.

OK, I need to go brush and floss before I head out to my dentist appointment. Hopefully the next post will be a book review or something fun and have nothing to do with work.
mythicalgirl: (blow me)
Things have been really busy lately, thus the radio silence this past week.  I'm still busy so this is going to be short.

Had my first physical therapy appointment Monday and my second yesterday.  Yes, it hurt - both times.  But hopefully the end result will be much stronger legs and less knee pain.  Eventually.  Right now not so much.  I've also been eating healthier and going to the gym to do cardio every day this week.  I'm tired, hungry and the disruption of my routine is making me moody.  I do like the time at the gym though.  I put my headphones on and hit the bike for 20 minutes and just zone out. 

The computer is here, set up and working.  I was missing a driver for my cable modem, which took a while to find and install.  Now that I have that done I need to get my virus protection and firewall set up, do iTunes, etc.  Lots of work left to do but at least I can play Mahjong. 

Work is - well, the less said about it right now the better.  There are many things going on here right now that have left me less than happy.  But I do still have a job while there are plenty of people who don't so I'm not going to bitch.  At least not today. 

I hope to get back to movie and book reviews soon.  I've been remiss lately, I know, but I just haven't read anything that I've felt the need to review.  And the last movie I watched was Resident Evil: Extinction.  Which I thoroughly enjoyed, thank you very much. 

Now, work.  And lunch (I'm starving and I just ate breakfast 2.5 hours ago!)


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