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This Open Thread is Out Back Kicking the Server

As you may have noticed, we’ve been having some technology troubles.

In this case, there was nothing your editorial team could do, but I’m pretty sure this is how we all felt:

Only two days until the weekend! Tell us how your week has been going, or show us your flair.

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

18 replies on “This Open Thread is Out Back Kicking the Server”

I have an early morning sub job. This is unfortunate because the earlier I wake up, the longer my morning routine takes, which means I have to wake up even more earlier. Plus, waking up too early makes me sleep deprived which simultaneously makes me constantly hungry AND too tired to exercise. But I’ve pre-planned semi-healthy munchies and I’m going to try to force the issue to get to my 4:30 Zumba class.

So, my “weekend” is tuesday and wednesday. Yesterday, I ended things with a guy I really, really liked because he’s 33 and doesn’t have his shit together. As in, his kitchen is a gross disgusting filthy mess, he can’t keep toilet paper in the house, and he drinks to get drunk on a really, really regular basis. He’s so nice and smart and funny when he’s sober. When he’s drunk he loses like 50 IQ points and just can’t communicate to save his life.

Today, I made “ice cream” out of a frozen banana and a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. I cooked three of the cookies and put the rest in the freezer.

Very productive weekend.

I’ve been attached to my computer all week for some heavy data analysis for a report I need to get out by the end of the week. So much stress. Soon it will be done and it will be the weekend and I will sleep and eat pizza and drink wine and be a normal person again.

So apparently that job I’ve been waiting on went to someone else. I haven’t been notified (I haven’t heard *anything* since the interview), but one of the employees said they’d already hired that person when I did my sneaky-oops-I-lost-my-map-that-I-can-get-a-replacement-for-in-this-very-office visit.
AND I’m already playing “how the hell am I gonna pay my rent in a week and a half”, so this does NOT help anything.

I just feel useless and stupid and like I must have done something horribly, horribly wrong, and this is a punishment. Seriously, y’all, this has been my life for over a year.

I wasted a lot of time at work today. And after the admin assistant left, I realized she could see my screen from her desk. Dammit. I’ve been caught. Also, my apartment is still furniture-less until Tuesday, and Fed Ex won’t deliver my case of wine unless someone over the age of 21 is in my apartment. Of which I am the only resident who is at work 10 hours every day. I tried to reschedule the delivery for Saturday, but we’ll see if that actually works out.

case. of. wine. That’s a great idea.

I know how you feel about visible-screen time. My office is on one side of a conference room and you can walk through my office to get there- or just use the actual conf room door at the far end of the hallway. No one seems to ever want to walk to the far end of the hall and just cut through my office instead. I feel like I can NEVER shirk about online in case someone comes in unexpectedly… Bah.

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