Kats (wildrider) wrote,
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I drag up one side, then fly down the other

I'm see-sawing between being relaxed and "we'll see" about the new supervisor and remembering little details that eventually lead to me running screaming away from her the first time (all the people I really liked who quietly quit, or moved to other departments; the way complaints about her were taken to upper management and upper management ALWAYS took her side... oh, and the way her current unit is telling us how sorry they are...)... heck, I have jury duty on Monday, and the Company stance on Paid Government Leave is that you don't have to come in when you're scheduled, unless you end up not having to go in at all when you call -- but when I was working for her directly, she insisted that I should come in if I were dismissed early. (I didn't then... and I may lie again if by some chance my group isn't called in on Monday. But that would be wrong, right?)

Okay, enough of that (for now).

Icony goodness!

1. Comment to this entry saying 'ICONS!' and I will pick 6 of your icons.

2. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I picked!

Here are the icons fenchurche picked for me:



This is me as a wee tot (approximately three or four, I'm guessing; I should ask Mom to be sure), with my Giant Chocolate Easter Bunny. I don't actually remember it, but it's rather obvious I was a VERY spoiled child. *g* I use this picture as the intro on my web page, with the tag "My eating habits were established young."



I love Diet Coke with Lime. What else can I say?



Ah, Buster! This scene was from a first season episode of the sadly, sadly underrated comedy Arrested Development, which routinely made me howl with laughter (I own all three seasons and I've actually watched them several times). Buster was the youngest son of the Bluth family, a mama's boy with every complex known to man. This was Buster in one of those photo booths, a flashback to a trip to Catalina, where "Buster had an unfortunate encounter in a photo booth." (The narration of the show was always delivered, deadpan, by Executive Producer Ron Howard. Always spot-on.) The show was awesome at doing bizarre things like this. Someone on an Arrested Development website made this icon, and I snatched it (some of the credit may go to this felllow, who screencapped it down to a proper four shots.



A closing panel from a "Two Lumps" web comic, where Snooch is preparing for the upcoming Halloween holiday.



Dale Watson. Very close to being the best country singer alive, almost totally unknown outside of his fan base because of Nash Vegas's desire to rid itself of anything that actually sounds like country music. Dale's name belongs with ones like Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings; instead he's pretty much reckoned the king of the independents, the one all the other indies admire and emulate. He's also someone I count as a friend, and a very nice guy.



A closing panel from the web comic "Girl Genius." Gil has just woken from a somewhat disoriented state wherein he believed he was in Paris (only he was instead in the crazy, demented, and very dangerous Castle Heterodyne). I've wanted to make a GG icon for a while, but that was the first one I've gotten that was both funny and easy to cap to that size and still be readable (the one I'd really like has one of the Jaeger monsters saying "Any plan where you lose your hat is a BAD PLAN").

It's very amusing to watch the Celebrity Challenge on Jeopardy! and see Comedian Andy Richter WHIP Political Analyst/CNN Journalist Wolf Blitzer's BUTT!!! (End of Double Jeopardy, Wolf -4,600, Andy: $39,000)

Speaking of work insanity, we learned yesterday that we can no longer use the word "Halloween" because it's "offensive." I want to ask the Inclusion and Diversity Committee if that wouldn't be offensive to pagans who actually celebrate Halloween as their major holiday and who AREN'T Christian at all. (Which will, of course, lead to not being allowed to say the name of any major religious holiday... *sigh* Shouldn't diversity and inclusion include being tolerant of others?)

I've figured out I have to turn off my touchpad when I'm typing because otherwise my thumb keeps hitting it when I hit the space bar and I end up typing in another place on the screen entirely (or jumping to other websites).
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