October 3rd, 2007

Halloween Cat

And I jump in, feet first

But before that, I have to admit when I'm wrong, and I was wrong about my computer. I successfully changed the battery, and now it doesn't ask for me to reset the date and time before going to start up Windows and then crashing.

miertam tried to be helpful over the phone (for which I am eternally grateful), but I'm a little too thick to follow such instructions. So I'm still on tiny ol' laptop. rahirah wonders if it's because the new Windows XP I installed could not be activated (the code that came with it claimed to have been used too often; this was a possibility, I knew, since I got it from a friend who said it may or may not still be valid. Anyway, I am sad - a new computer might be all well and good, but this is MY COMPUTER, it has all my stuff on it, and I just re-installed so many things... but someone - a kind, wonderful someone - out there dropped a big hint that I might get a new computer, anyway, for which I will be grateful, but I hope there is understanding about the whole my computer thing. I know where all the nooks and crannies are. :-)

Oh, and that jumping in? I is officially insane:

50,000 words? No problem. Time to write them down? Eep.

And all my notes are on my other computer. So are all my pictures.

Work has finally settled - we got moved into the new building on Friday, and for some reason, this week we're finishing again. Everything seems to be back to normal, which is very much of the good. But I still don't understand why it's so difficult for some people to understand... I told myself that, perhaps to these folks, this job is to them the same way that, say, nuclear physics is to me - and I view them with the same impatience that a nuclear physicist would view me if I tried to do HIS job.

But man, it's NOT nuclear physics!!!

As stated in sillymagpie's journal, I've formed a pact to keep to a low-cal diet through the month of October (although I assume this will be suspended for the day of tiirz's Halloween party) - so I'm back again; the scale at the gym claimed I actually gained 4 pounds; I knew the scale at home was a little suspect. I haven't had a chance to weigh in at work, because I can't wear my boots yet (which I have always weighed in). Now, I suppose I do know the boots weigh about 5 pounds, so I could make some adjustments, but we're also in another building now from where Medical is, so it's not as easy to get to that scale.

But I am going to approach this seriously, and this time, for sure! 25 pounds, ho!