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February 10th, 2009

09:53 pm
What part of I'm in the library, obviously typing frantically on a paper, gives someone the impression that they can come over, say hello, and then linger chatting about absolutely nothing I care about?  This is a person I know from the bike shop and I gave several not-so-subtle hints that I wanted them to go away.  And yet he persisted.  How does "I really need to get this finished and emailed before class," mean "Come, stay a bit and talk to me, ignore that I have school work strewn about the table in front of me," and "I've been really busy lately and am really behind on my homework," become "How about you follow me to the cafe to grab coffee and then walk with me to the building my class is in?"  Seriously dude?  Did I miss something in Library Etiquette 101? 

There, done with my rant.
Current Mood: crankycranky

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November 11th, 2008

12:31 pm - Exploding head
I seriously have way too much on my plate...

This morning I went to a breakfast presentation with the CEO of Trek Bicycles and the ED of The League of American Bicycles.  The room was a veneralbe who's who of movers and shakers in the Omaha area.  Hell, Hal Daub was even there.  I'm not quite sure how we got invited.  There is so much momentum here revolving around bikes, that I'm not sure where we belong and how we can harness it to continue the shop.  It will be a crazy year as board chair.

After breakfast I made it back to the office, where I'm pretty sure my head just exploded with all of the safe haven strategies floating around.  I'm not sure how Kathy keeps it all straight.  My afternoon will be a combo of getting ready for the Gala meeting and working on getting our latest newsletter to the designer - something I tried to get finished 4 times yesterday.

And our printer isn't working.  Which is somehow my fault, even though I got the repair guy out here (for the second time now) before 11.

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November 10th, 2008

05:31 pm - Once again at Caffeine Dreams...
So  I only seem to post when I'm here.  I don't know why.  I think it's just because I'm always early to meetings with folks here.  Seems kinda pointless to go home for a 6:00 pm meeting.

So, I just thought it'd be interesting to mention that I'm here, minding my own business and eavesdropping in on a conversation between three young up-and-comers in the Nebraska Democratic Party.  One existing and two newly elected senators are having their very own little caucus here in a coffee shop.  I find it funny - since one is my new real political crush and the other is my political pseudo-girl crush.  When I came around the corner, I definately got the I-know-you-but-I-don't-know-why head nod from one of them and a few distrusting glances from another.  Like he knew I was listening in.  Not that I would do anything or say anything.  Or they were doing anything wrong.  Just interesting to see the personalities play out.  It will be a VERY interesting session to watch, that's for sure.

Well, I should eat and think about this meeting coming up.  And think about everything I needed to do at work today, but didn't, because it's just one of those weeks!  It's only Monday and I need a drink!

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November 4th, 2008

07:47 pm - Awesome day, hoping for an awesome night
Hello LJ!  It's been forever and I'm sure some of you just fell out of your chair from the shock of me posting.  But I need to tell the world about my awesome day...

1.) I voted.  And was really excited to have to stand in line to do it.  It took almost an hour, but the weather was gorgeous and there were tons of people there.  And Father Andy Alexander was the poll worker checking people in again.  We didn't get to chat like we did during the primary though.

2.) I stopped for gas on my way to work and it was $1.99 a gallon!  Sweet!  And the gas station coffee didn't suck.  (sadly, there isn't a Starbucks on my way to work, otherwise I would have gotten free coffee.

3.) I actually got some planning done today at work.  It's been so go go go that I haven't had a chance to think about the coming months, let alone write anything on a calendar.

4.) The library actually had a room available for the bike shop meeting on Saturday.  Yay for the public library (and really nice librarians), boo for Creighton wanting to charge us money.

5.) I have the biggest negative balance on my account that the librarian had ever seen.  Of course, that's a result of a one time really big balance due, but still.  I can use the library again and not feel guilty about not returning my stuff on time.

6.) And shoes!  I'm not one to spend (any) money on clothes, but I did a little shopping online tonight and ended up dropping $200 on shoes.  They should be here in a week, so that makes me happy.  Nothing special or fun, but really overdue.

That's about it.  My 8:00 meeting is here, so I gots to go!  Later LJ!

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August 18th, 2008

11:00 pm
Since Becky did it, I thought it'd be fun... that and I haven't posted anything in a really long time...

Your result for The Brutally Honest Personality Test...

Crackpot - INTJ

7% Extraversion, 53% Intuition, 87% Thinking, 83% Judging

People hate you.

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September 17th, 2007

09:50 am - Slow day at work (for once!)
1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com

2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.

3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.

4. Post the results

My results...

The instructions said to post the top 5, but I had to post the top 15, partly because I think it's a little funny that both Public Policy Analyst and Cartoonist appear on the list, and because #15 is Activist.  I never thought I'd see that listed as a legit career on a career finder quiz.  

Market Research Analyst
Management Consultant
Desktop Publisher
AnimatorCartoonist / Comic Illustrator
GIS Specialist
Public Policy Analyst
Political Aide

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April 14th, 2007

08:55 pm - Home on a Saturday night...
I'm bored, I'm sick of thinking about the bike shop and I finally have an MP3 player to do this with...

I'm expecting Becky to get most of these since she is responsible for my having most of the list.

Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post a line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: No cheating.

1.) I've been doin' more screaming than I've been doin' dreaming
2.) And the timer on the quiche, she's kind of nouveau riche, but we like her
3.) I have scaled these city walls
4.) I can never see what is right and what is wrong
5.) The same old thirst for more until they put you in the dirt 
6.) My actions are orchestrated from above
7.) 18 million people in this town who spend the day bummin' around
8.) I just keep getting above myself
9.) We fought for justice, but not for gain
10.) So when the smoke clears here I am
11.) Would that these demons, let me rest
12.) Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
13.) I saw that day, lost my mind
14.) I don't want a pickle
I can't wait to get there and tell 'em that I miss my second home
16.) Every footstep that I take, completes the cirlce my life makes
17.) Wishin' that you had had to go to jimmy buffet with your dad
18.) What I say, what I think, what I put down in ink
19.) Never turn me into someone else
20.) I'm getting something for this love's labor

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March 7th, 2007

10:00 pm - Not a good way to start a conversation

My mom called yesterday.  This isn't all that unusual, we talk once a week or so, but typically on the weekend or when I'm having car trouble (Babe has had a bad winter).  I answer the phone and it's my mom.  Normally, if they call from the cell (yes, my folks share a cell phone) it's my dad.  When my mom was on the other end, I was a bit suspicious.  She starts, "Hey, it's mom.  We in your brother's  hospital room in Iowa City..." and she pauses for an strangely odd amount of time.  Like, that's it.  Nothing wrong, we're just hanging out in IC and decided to swing by the HOSPITAL! and say hey to your brother.

Turns out he wasn't feeling well and it got worse over the course of a few days, so he drove himself (?!?!) to the ER.  After a few hours of tests they decide to remove his appendix.  Turns out the appendix is fine, so now he begins the process of figuring out what really is wrong.  They're leaning toward Crohn's, which from what I understand, can either be nothing, or it can be a lifetime of hell.  So if you've got some good vibes to send toward cental IA, it'd be appreciated.

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February 3rd, 2007

09:57 pm - Um... yeah

I love Nebraska.  The new state song?!?!  

WTF, people?  WTF?

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January 2nd, 2007

09:30 pm - I have a roommate!!!

Just thought I'd let you all know that all is now well in Omaha.  My dear sweet roommate moved in today.  And while putting a box spring and matress on the top of my little car raised my anxiety level a bit, I'm very happy to have her.  Now my apartment doesn't feel so lonely.  What's even better is that I have someone new to show my beloved city and college off to.  Hopefully my enthusiasum doesn't scare her away!

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