April 2008: Inbrief

Quote of the Month:

“I.D. badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at 60 pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?” Dwight Schrute on The Office.

 

Highlights:

Pollen didn’t totally kick my ass this year.  I’m battleworn from three weeks of on and off ear pain, achy joints, fatigue, and no concentration. My April writing plan is in tatters. BUT…. this year I don’t have a sinus infection and I’m still semi-functional! Yay! Yay! Yay!

 

Thank goodness for friends and fun TV.  I feel like I should send a thank you note to everyone who worked on Supernatural or The Office, and to anyone who called me, emailed me, or wrote me web dissertations about their breakfast.  Those shows, calls, emails, and postings really lifted my spirits.  Thank you!

 

I learned something:  1) nasal irrigations keep me from getting sinus infections, 2) Benadryl around the clock works better for me than Zyrtec or Claritin, and 3) I really need allergy shots for next year.  (Also: pulling pranks on Dwight is fun, and fighting demons is easier if you have a ‘67 Chevy Impala, some mullet-rock, and a brother to road trip with.)

 

Fiction Books Finished:

*** Dreams Underfoot, by Charles DeLint (finally finished!)

**** Rats Saw God, by Rob Thomas (reread)

 

Non-Fiction Books Finished:

Haven’t finished any of the 4 non-fiction books I’m reading.  I’m not sure why I insist on reading so many books at once.  I think I’m afraid of missing out on some key piece of information if I don’t read about a bunch of subjects at once, or something like that. 

 

Movies:

*** Last Holiday

 

Sub Jobs:

½ day- 1st grade class

½ day- Media Specialist (aka the Librarian)

1 day- Media Specialist

½ day- Media Specialist

1 day- 2nd grade class

 

TV Enjoyed:

****Supernatural- rewatched all of season one and two. 

****The Office (US version)- watched all of season two and most of season three.

*** Battlestar Galactica- Yay!  New episodes are back.

*** Gossip Girl- More new episodes!