March 27th, 2006

running, bomb tech

Work, and pranks.

Today was a 16.5 hour shift at work. Shawn said that I work crazy too much. In this case, the long shift was kind of a lot for the making up on the having flaked out some earlier in the week. No overtime for Loonie.

I may well go for an extra Monday shift, just so's I can get the hours in while they're there.

Re-organization starts to go live this week-ish. Happy fucking April Fool's Day.

Speaking of which, the Pink Menace is planned to go in. I am part of like 5 different April Fool schemes:
  1. The Pink Menace. I conspire with Stressy College Chick on this one, and am planning on getting Rev. Not-So-Nice Super in on it, as it's a physical humor thing, and he needs to be part of the in-crowd on those.

  2. Blue hair. Just me.

  3. Something (small) to get Stressy College Chick on the day before the 1st. Just because. So she won't be suspecting ... (With Homie G and Shocking Gum Super, and probably Rev. NSNS)

  4. Something (big) to get Stressy College Chick, on the day of. (Same crowd. My idea was the one-two prank.)

  5. Fake a dialer crash. (with Stressy College Chick)

Someone's going to get me soooo good...

Yesterday there was a fake phone call in for Stressy College Chick. The boys co-opted me in to the prank, because I take phone messages all the time for people. It was some random former co-worker allegedly calling her. They played it really well. If they'd taken the fake message, she'd have smelled a rat. (Was simple and harmless -- said former co-worker who she's not got much history with calling and saying he missed her. Callback number bogus and under the control of Homie G.)

I am playing my own side in all of this, needless to say.
Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

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Off to a late start, but off to go give plasma!

I got a new headset the other day at Target. It jumped out just after I'd modified the other one to be workable. This one looks like one of the work headsets, only it's got a fuzzy mic cover and one of those little headset jacks instead of the rj-11 jacks like the work headsets.

It was flaky, but I realized that the flake was due to it not fitting in the phone very well (the rubberplastic on the jack was jamming into the phone where it isn't flat, and forcing the jack out of the socket) so I trimmed the rubberplastic with fingernail clippers, and now it's in like Flynn.

I've been religiously taking my St. John's Wort, and it's caused an incredible improvement in my general status. At baseline, before the teenage stuff hit, I was/am a very happy person. I get upset, I get mad, I get cranky when I haven't had enough sleep, but I'm generally happy.

This is bringing that back. So I've been giggling and bursting into song here and there a lot at work. My co-workers are glad that I'm so chipper.

I really need to load that song onto the Loony Stick for the co-workers to appreciate. I should really be using the jump drive more often... that way, I can justify getting a rubber-bracelet jump drive. Hey, it could be a modern ID bracelet, really... ooo, I wonder if that would catch on at CTY? I wonder if they're going to come out in that horrid color of pastel green any time soon.
running, bomb tech

Reminder to self:

Should not attempt to take a 3-day weekend to randomly drive to Texas. Not without Proper Planning, and definitely not without appropriate funding, and appropriate "starting on the first day" sort of thing.

A random trip to Flagstaff, however, sometime after I wake up on Tuesday, might be not at all amiss.

Maybe next week I could try California.