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I am so tired I need to come up with a new word for tired. Not even my Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate is helping.

I have worked overtime every day this week as I appear to be one of three people in my office who understood when the boss said, "We need to get EVERYTHING finished by Friday, and you are permitted to work overtime to get us there." However, because I am one of only three who has done so, we will not be finished by tomorrow afternoon, and we will be working Saturday so we're cleaned out on Monday morning, when New Procedures will be implemented. I can only hope these will work. The lack of interest some people in my office seem to have for their job has frustrated our new supervisor nearly to tears.

On the other hand, mucho overtime means another good paycheck. I get my bonus tomorrow, and it's such a gigantic paycheck I'm kind of in shock. I have to remind myself NOT to race out and spend it all on Saturday afternoon. :) There won't be another one like that until next year, of course, but it still looks mighty nice. I'm not sure how much is the merit increase (standard raise), and exactly how much is the bonus, since they do this annoying thing of putting the bonus ("performance cash") in with a regular paycheck instead of cutting a separate check.

Characters go willy-nilly in my head and it's always nice to find out somehow I managed to give one the right disease. Knowing nothing about said disease, I allowed the characters free rein in my brain until I had a chance to look it up, but once I did I found out it's just fine. Well, not "fine," but correct. So I go back to this wonderment: Do I really write this stuff, or am I merely channeling actual events from a parallel universe? (There is a wizard living in my head who told me I was only his secretary, after all.)

Speaking of research, however, I couldn't find any information on what might happen, if anything, should a woman become pregnant and, unknowing, THEN begin taking the Pill.

Frank Rich's article is a good one today. Very interesting.

I got a very nice compliment from the artist for this review. It's nice to be appreciated.

Hurley's numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42 Been reading some points from some folks -- the flight number was 815, and that's also Kate's safe-deposit box number; a baseball fan pointed out that every one of those numbers has been retired by the Yankees; Danielle has been on the island for 16 years. Repeats for a while now. And of course, as everyone knows, 42 is the Answer.

House, M.D. is just plain cool. I'm starting to even like the "ducklings." The scenes from next week showed a repeat, but TV Guide claims it's a new one. I'll have to see. Why does it have to be on at the same time as Scrubs?

Go here and watch. Laugh. Enjoy.

1.Total amount of music files on your computer?
2,846 in 257 files (yikes. Time to back some up to CD).

2. The last CD you bought was:
Hmm. I don't buy nearly as many as I used to, since I tend to get promotional discs now; but I believe it was Jesse Dayton's Country Soul Brother.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
I've been watching TV, but the last song I heard before I left work was Skelly's 1975 by Trophy Husbands, and I heard a couple of Beatles songs on the way home on the radio (the "Fab Four at Four" on KOOL-FM).

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
A brand-new favorite is Andy Hersey's Compañero Blanco; Pancho and Lefty, written by Townes Van Zandt and recorded by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson; Two Different Roads by Michael Nesmith (hell, almost everything Michael Nesmith ever wrote); Exception to the Rule by Dwight Yoakam (that was tough to narrow down, too); After I Died by Dave Insley.

Hard to narrow down to only five.


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Mar. 4th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
Wonderfully well written review, Kathy! Do you think you'll be able to get around to reviewing Companero Blanco any time soon? I know you've been swamped.

I could never pin down the top 5 songs that mean a lot to me. That really depends on my mood.
Mar. 4th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
Sank you. :) :) I'm going to WRITE the review, I just don't know where it's going to be posted yet. Shel (About webhost) is out of town this weekend, so she hasn't seen my query about it yet.

Those were the five I was just thinking about last night. Given another day I might answer differently (and it was a crap shoot with the Nesmith tune. I wanted to answer "the entire albums 'And the Hits Just Keep On Comin'' and 'The Prison,' so I had to qualify it). There were three other Dwight songs, too; not to mention innumerable others.
Mar. 4th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
Yup, doing the overworking thing this week myself! Two jobs, both about 5-6 hours a day, and a 45 minute commute to one of them each way. I have a decent paycheck, but not as big as it could be since I'm just learning to make leather corsets this week, and I'm paid by the piece, not the hour. I only have one shift tomorrow (corsets) but I have a bit of work that I could take home from the other job that needs to be back on Monday morning...

So much sympathy! We can go and take a long nap together... ;)
Mar. 4th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yeergh! Yours may be worse than mine! Mucho sympathy, and I hear you about the nap. Maybe Sunday I can sleep. And with luck, IF we do get it together this weekend, then next week I can go back to normal working hours! :)

Say, has Steve heard about this??? Who in the world would have imagined Dirty Rotten Scoundrels would make a musical???
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