December 5th, 2004

Nightmare Night Applejack

Hair / Girl Type Quiz / Jobs Meme

I'm going to put fuschia highlights in my hair. I've decided. I got the kit and everything at Wal-Mart today, but when I got home, I found I was missing the hair color and the flea bath (for Spot) and a box of tissues. I hate those lazy-Susan-things they use to hold the bags. I'm never sure that I got all my stuff. I called and they didn't find them, so probably the person behind me was confused by extra items. So tomorrow or Monday, I'll stop back in and get them.


You are a Geek Girl!

You're competent, eccentric, and proud to be exactly who you are.
It also helps that you're the smartest person you know.
Meeting a guy is not a challenge for you, as long as you're willing to pull away from the computer.
There's a ton of geek boys who are dying for a girl exactly like you.

What Kind of Girl Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

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Jobs Meme
Jobs I've had in chronological order:
Annoying child (25¢ allowance)
Lawn mower
Newspaper carrier
Corn detassler
Fast food worker
Spanish prof's aide
Art dept. nude model
Theatre set builder
French prof's aide (I never took French)
Sandwich artist
Telephone customer support rep (like an operator plus)
TTY/TDD customer support rep
Insurance Agent
Failed Entrepreneur (at insurance and mortgages)
Medical file clerk and translator
Medical file clerk and translator

The telemarketer thing was in HS, and we were calling eldery people in NJ to sell them a long distance plan. I burst in to tears and quit after the third of these calls:
Me:...Is Mr. X there?
Old Woman: No, he's been dead for 10 years. I'm his wife. What's this about?...
Me:...Is Mr. X there?
Old Woman: No, my husband passed away a couple of months ago [starts to cry]...
Me:...Is this Mr. X?
Young Man: No, this is his son.
Me: Could I speak with your father please?
Young Man: No. We're holding his wake...

I hate telemarketing from both ends of the phone.

  • Current Music
    Hole - Miss World
Nightmare Night Applejack

Ask Me Stuff Meme / Mandolin / Work

Getting To Know Me, Getting To Know All About Me (meme)
Got this from olna_jenn, and my question to her was if she was who I thought she was, and she was! Yea for long lost friends refound!

Here's the problem with LJ: we all think that we're so close, but we actually know next to nothing about each other. So let's fix that. I want you to ask something you think you should know about me -- something that should be obvious, but that you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

Ask away, I'm braced.


I'm getting pretty good at a few of the songs I've been practicing, "Danny Boy," "The Soldier's Joy" (both good Irish songs), and the Dixieland ones. I haven't been able to practice in over a week. I bought a beginners' instruction book with audio CD. After I got home and looked it over, I realized that it was shitty. There were illustrations of fingering for two different chords and they were the same picture. The chord tabs in the book matched nothing else I'd been told or shown. Unfortunately, it was the only mandolin book in the store. I took it back the next day, and they said they don't usually do refunds, but I could exchange it. After looking around for 20 minutes, I went back to the register and said, "You have no other books on mandolin, you have no tuners for mandolin, you have capos, but I already have one, and you don't even have strings for mandolin. I'm not going to buy $18.50 worth of picks." They gave me a cash refund. I'll have to order something online, because evidently, it is not a very popular instrument around here. Feh!


I've started the daunting task of organizing the overflow for the main files. There are four different locations for the overflow, with 35 shelves. I made a spreadsheet to show where the overlap is, and one could have to check up to 8 different shelves for a single file#, plus the main file where it would be if there were room. I got about a third of it done on Thurs and Fri. If this week is quiet, I might be able to finish. It's not something I've been asked to do, but everyone who asks what I'm doing says, "Yeah, that really needs to be done," when I explain.
  • Current Music
    Audioslave - Light My Way