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Night divides the day

Went to see Darkside Sunday night. Got home, felt smug, checked LJ &c, and crashed hard. I was feeling sufficiently tired that I wouldn't have objected if he'd offered me the opportunity to curl up on his floor and catch some Zs while he took his nap. (His floor is a dangerous place.)

I went out around 7. By 1, I was awake again. An hour of not being able to sleep, and I was up and online, hanging with Support until 6-ish. Then, more sleep.

I didn't wake up early enough to go do plasma. Rather, I woke up early enough to, but I wasn't coherent early enough to. So I stayed in and felt more energetic for it. I took the car to work.

I found that while I'd theoretically signed up for an extra shift to dial on the client call with $ISSUE_SIDE_JOB, I wasn't on the list. The Princess wrote me in and gave me a booth.

There were five bazillion things wrong with the booth, the upshot of it all being that I wasn't really getting any calls. After fifteen minutes of monkeying around, I'd just sit there, flag the Princess down when two minutes had gone by without any call action, and she'd do something to the computer and I'd get a call. (I learned later that she was doing "SESAME", which sends a call to the booth. If any @*%#$@ supervisor SESAMEs me when I'm after a call editing again, I will personally come up and do unspeakable things to the unspeakable of an unspeakable. It's happened before when I was actually doing something job-related, and it pissed me the hell off.) Since this was fairly impractical to do every time, I wound up going out to the dialer menu and right back in again after every call, which was massively annoying and tedious.

At length, I wound up klutzing my cup of water, which spilled all over the phone. This had the unique and unspeakable effect of activating the unit's mute button every time the unit was prepared to take a call. It did not activate it when it was in another state, but every time it was on line and ready to take calls, the mute button went on. (It lights up red when it's on.)

This state of affairs was unspeakable, so I moved to another booth.

My production had been dreadful when I hadn't been getting any calls; I hadn't gotten any surveys. When in the new booth, I got a survey almost right away. Glee!

I also got a page of writing on Circle of Fire and five morning pages. I'm wondering if I maybe couldn't work 6 days a week, one of them being on the phones so I'll have the mind-time to get writing done again.

At 5pm I decided I'd really had enough, but it was 5:30 before I bowed out and got the hell off the phones. I managed to make it to the plasma place before they closed (traffic was light enough, yay) and was rewarded by Narnia to watch. Jadis is truly dreadful! The older!Lucy and older!Susan actors are deeeeeelicious. It was just as well that it's a good movie, for I had no actual reading material...

Apartment has been reasonably tidied. I'm ready for the inspection tomorrow. I hope it doesn't wake me up. Not that I thought that my clutter previously was an actual problem, but I know that they know that things are always tidied for inspection, and I did not want them to think that my usual cheerful jumble of things was how it is when I clean up, because that is just not so.

Now. Sleep.
Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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