Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Day Things

Woke up, under protest. Dragged arse to school. Woke up slowly in lab. Pretended to slack and did the lab things that I could do whilst half asleep. Got textbook for class from bookstore. Took impeccable notes in lecture. Zonked more in computer lab. Got sandwich from cafeteria. Chatted with the teddybear gayboy, former secretary of the GSU. Described my job. He has job envy now.

Attended club meta-meeting. The dude had gotten us pizza. Questions were answered.

Came home. Mommy was home sick. Got call from LF's school: clubs over for the [time period], so time to pick up kid, and oh, the haircut's got to go.

Tuned out for a bit. There were some minor things over homework, and then some nice severe gas pains which may or may not have been either psychosomatic or caused by lunch or caused by swallowing too much air for fake burps and not burping it all out again. I got him started on the deep breathing just before Mommy got there with the antacid; either may have helped. Marx tried to explain it, and there was not comprehension/listening; I explained the same thing, and something about either me or the way I did it got his attention and he understood. The process was repeated later -- he was upset over something, Marx tried to figure out/explain that it wasn't so bad, and there was no connection, but then when the LF and I had nearly the exact same conversation, and the lights turned on.

I seriously think that it's more than just the LF ignoring Marx. There's got to be some hidden trick that I'm using, or some hidden button that he's not pushing right. I can't put my finger on it just yet, but I get closer to it every time I listen to them interact. I think a huge part of it may be that I make an effort to really keep as much whining/anger/annoyance out of my voice when I'm talking with him as I can. I know that when he thinks something's his fault or he's going to get in trouble for something, he shuts down completely. And one of the sure cues for letting him know he's in trouble is to show anger or frustration in your voice. I select my vocabulary for him like he's a kid, and remind him constantly about stuff like he's a kid, but speak to him like he's an adult colleage but I'm just in charge and training him. It was how I responded best to my father, after all.

I wound up going to Fry's Electronics to get another cat-5 cable. Lord Mark was all set up and running, but we had to do some juggling to make it all work. The initial setup was blue cable from tigereye to the first switch, grey cable to the second switch, loose short grey cable from the first switch to nowhere. So then we added Lord Mark in the living room, and I ran the too-short loose grey cable to Tigereye, and ran the too short for that purpose blue cable to Neo, leaving the grey cable to the second switch alone. I got a red cable at Fry's (avoiding more grey cables ever since that embarrassing incident) and now the blue cable is back where it belongs, the short grey cable is loose again, the grey cable to the second switch is untouched, and the new red cable runs to Neo.

I also got another switch (it's still packed up because we don't need it yet) for when we get Lord Mark working. And I got a tool/toy, useful for the upcoming hectic schedule hell. We'll see how that works out.

I'm planning to start saving my money to get myself a shiny new laptop, because I have serious envy of the hot little systems that my classmates have.

I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.
I must not covet my neighbor's wife.

Especially when said "wife" has wireless, a DVD burner, a large hard drive, a fast processor, and an OS that I still cross myself whenever I encounter it.

Then I went grocery shopping, and wound up getting water, soda, and two hair claw things that will actually hold my hair up. I've broken two hair claws in the past little while, so this is a good purchase. I notice that I keep my hair down while out, now, but put it up when I get home, mostly because I have a lot of hair, and it gets hot and icky fast.

I trimmed eris_raven's claws. She's been wanting people to pet her, and she was needling me. Ow! Prickly fayoumis.

Sleep soon. I think I'm sleeping in tomorrow.
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