So I did NOT get everything done on yesterday's listy
. But that's okay. You can't schedule your entire life, because Life Happens. And it was a good day, which is all I ask for, really.
I kind of goofed off at work again. Oops. But I got a lot of stuff done, even though I was goofing off (huh?). What I mean is, I was working
, just not doing stuff for work. That's much better than goofing off by repeatedly refreshing webpages, I think. So the day really flew by. I did finally get down to "work" work around 3:30, deleting extra files and working on the GLR process a bit. And then around 4:25 a coworker asked me if I could run some reports for him, as he was swamped with a fire on his team (er, not a literal fire). The reports he was asking for run very quick, so I said "No problem!".
Except he didn't even get the info to me until 4:50--five minutes after I'm supposed to leave. *headdesks* We're in the same division, but he doesn't work in the hub, so he doesn't know what's required to run the report. So he was sitting there copying customer numbers from the Ledger and trying to delete the duplicates. *shakes head sadly* I finally asked him if he was getting them to me, and when I saw what he was doing, said "
just send the entire Ledger to me!". Because I can autofilter the Ledger to get just the relevant minors, and then I copy the custnums into this macro file we have and click a button and it weeds out the dups and formats the custnums for the query. And then I paste the macro results into the query and hit run and BANG! Results not a minute later. I got the stuff to him at 5:05. I didn't really mind all that much staying late, because it just meant taking one later bus than usual, but I had ERRANDS to do, and so I hurried up when shutting down my computer and locking up my desk...
...which was a mistake, because I forgot I was in the middle of writing the GLR procedures and I hadn't saved them. *headdesks* So yeah, I lost my updates. Grr, argh. Normally I write important stuff in Notepad or Word and hit save every so often, but I was doing these in Lotus Notes because they're going to be sent out via notes, and it's much easier to do all the formatting directly in notes. And yeah, Notes prompted me to save, but I didn't see the prompt because I had switched away from the proggie to close other stuff. It's not a huge deal because I still have the first day's work, which included the outline, but still. Annoying to have to redo things.
So then it was errand time! I had heard that the second Serenity
comic had just been released, and I didn't have the first one yet because the local comic store I go to is just
far enough that I can't walk there. Normally I could go before or after session because it's on the corner where I change busses, but as I haven't been to session in three weeks...well, yeah. So I wanted to get the comic because OMG SERENITY COMIC!!, but I didn't really want to go to my regular store because I didn't feel like getting off a bus two miles from home to spend 10 minutes buying comics and then have to wait another 20 minutes for the next bus.
Google Local to the rescue! First hit was Graham Crackers Comics
, which sounded very promising, and hey, on the way to the grocery store! So I stopped there and HOLY COW, AWESOME STORE!! I mean, I really liked Tenth Planet, my local store, but Graham Crackers is better because it's BIGGER, has lots of toys, and has MANGA. So did Tenth Planet, but their selection was very small and catered to the Dragonball Z crowd. Graham Crackers' selection is not as big as Borders', but they offer more titles. Including Fruits Basket
and OMG ISSUE #11!!!!! *GRABS AND HUGS* And they had all three alternate covers of Serenity Issue #2. Sold out of #1, though, but I kind of expected that. It's going to reprint so I'll likely just wait for that--unless I go to Wizard World this weekend, which I'm seriously thinking about, and then I'll look for it there.
So yeah, very cool store, and I will be going back to it, I'm sure. :D
And then it was time to go to the grocery store. I was HUNGRY by this time, and starting to feel light-headed, so I unfortunately just focussed on getting FOOD and completely forgot about kitty chow and paper towels. Oops. Will get that tonight. I had a craving for salad so I got a BUNCH of prepackaged kits, one of which is lunch today. I also got a sourdough round, and after doing my thing in the self-checkout, immediately made a beeline for a bench and tore off a hunk of bread to eat. I so
Time to go home! I just
made it to the El platform when an Orange line train arrived, but it looked crowded and I really needed to sit, so I decided to wait for the next. It wasn't going to affect my bussage, as it was 6:15 then and there was no way I'd make the 6:30 anyway, so taking the next train would be fine. And it came and I got a seat, yay! And so I immediately started reading Fruits Basket
Got to train station at 6:45, figuring I'd have a 20 minute wait for the 7:05 bus (which I hate hate hate because it's the old bus with the squeaky axle that feels like it's going to tip over on the turns, >:o!), but then a 383 pulled in at 6:50 and immediately came to its berth rather than pulling around to sit for a bit. Hmm... the 6:30 bus really late, I take it? This doesn't bode well. And sure enough, traffic was HORRIBLE. Overheard someone say that the traffic lights went out near the mall, which is like the WORST possible place for that to happen. Only place worse than that would be any light by the airport.
We were A FREAKING MILE from my house when the bus pulled over and demanded we all get off. WTF, MAN. We had to go on the bus behind us, for gods know why. Whatever. I got home around 7:35 *fumes* and immediately made dinner. But because I got home so late and OMG FRUITS BASKET TO READ, I didn't play DDR or do much of anything else that I had planned. But like I said, that's okay, because it was a good, fun day.
And now, the squeeing. :D( Fruits Basket Issue #11 squeeing. No concrete spoilers, just emotional OMG!-ing, but that can be a spoiler to some folks so I have cut for your safety. :D )
*glares at website* Do the thing I need you to do, damn you! *stabs*
OMG, is it really 10:20 already? Damn. Better get down to work. Today's listy:
- More procedures for Dennis. Work on them.
- Work on GLR procedures.
Er, yeah. That's all for work today, but they're actually both fairly involved and will take a while, so yeah, two things is MORE than enough for the day.
- OMG HEALTH INSURANCE OMG! I got distracted with vacation and stuff and totally forgot to apply for individual insurance with BCBS. I need to do that, as I am going to the doctor next week and might need testing. I can pay for the doctor's visit out of pocket, but yeah, need insurance. Might do paperwork during lunch, or even at desk as it will be fairly quick and needs doing.
- DDR!! Must, because I missed yesterday.
- Leftovers for dinner!
- Some spr0t.
- WRITING, DAMMIT.
- If time allows, play FFVII to next save point.