June 4th, 2015


And the sky turns black for a Strange June

I have been spending nearly every waking moment re-reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. My God, I love this book. It's sad and funny and amazing in every way. I just found out she's written some short stories in this universe, I need to see if I can find them.

It never rains in June. Nonetheless, the sky darkened today and there were sprinkles; if it rains at all overnight or tomorrow, it will be the first measurable rainfall in Phoenix in June in five years. It was also only 99 degrees (hey, it was 106 on Saturday).

This week has been "Spirit Week" at work, which has been fun; today is my company's "Founder's Day" (we're 93), so on Monday it was "Hawaii Day," Tuesday was "Character Day" (I went as The Doctor), Wednesday was "Sports Day," today was "Throwback Thursday" (I went in Beatnik garb), and tomorrow is just Red day (as that is our Company's color). It's been fun.

Tomorrow is also National Donut Day. I am contemplating being VERY bad.

My cable company has been screwing me nine ways from Sunday. Some while ago suddenly I lost every channel above 23. I wrangled with them through three or four phone calls before they managed to get it fixed. A couple of days ago it happened again. I wrote to them, tried the online chat, and finally called again (I HATE calling them now because you have to crawl through the stupid "Now, Have You Tried This?" robot options before they'll let you talk to a PERSON)... Anyway, she said, "I've sent the signal to your cable card, it should be fixed in a half-hour." It's a full 24 hours later and still NOT FIXED.

I'm tempted to change to CenturyLink but I've been with Cox for SO LONG the thought of changing my email address makes my teeth hurt. I also fear change, of course. But on the other hand, it would save me something like $120 bucks a month and even if that IS the "introductory rate," it lasts for a full year, so that's a year of saving $120 bucks a month...

I need to make a decision, because not only did I miss last week's episode of Orphan Black (GAAAAAHHH!!!!), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell starts soon, and I HAVE to have BBCA. (Not to mention Doctor Who in August.)

Probably also missed a new My Little Pony on Saturday. (Yes, I watch it.)

Time to do some Research.

I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. Let's see if this makes me do something. I'm going to use it to make edits/finish the murder mystery I did for regular NaNo a few years ago.

I thought I was coming down with something earlier this week - I came home on Tuesday and went to bed and slept for three hours, woke up to eat, and went back to bed again; I was marginally better on Wednesday. Today I feel pretty good, but still a little tired.