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I have probably done this to people without even realizing it.

Today was pretty much taken up by one blamed report I was putting together for Management. The requirements for something that I got Friday were kind of blurry, but I put together something pretty spiffy. It was, however, wrong. I got the actual requirements, put something far better together, then realized that OMG, stuff from non-current interviewers were not being counted. (And there's still stuff that's not being counted, because the numbers are off. But it's better.) It needed a whole chunk of data, broken down in specific ways. And it wasn't stuff that I was comfortable shoving around with queries, because it was just so fiddly and obnoxious (and I wanted to see wtf I was doing; I'll use queries next time on all the other jobs). But I got it done and got to go home early and go play.

It's planned for four-hour shifts the rest of the weekend. Oi. Not fun with the happy. There's dayshift starting up Real Soon Now. That's good, because hours are short.

Instead of being quite as short as they might be and sending everyone home totally obscenely early, they are doing "review training", aka "sit & bitch & review stuff we should have known and leave some of the phone work alone." My numbers are occasionally the star of the show.

Mr. Boring-Ass McCrankypants who attempted* to Start Shit At Work With The Supervisors for [livejournal.com profile] othercat some time ago was Not Pleased with the fact that while he may in fact be above average, he is not in fact above planned production. There was snark at his expense. There was rather a lot of it from 3:30pm Eyeliner Woman right then and there (she was loudly excited about her above-production scores) and a rather lot more behind the scenes later. (*And failed. Succeeded in putting him deeper in the hole himself, though. Tip to obnoxious know-it-all old men: don't complain about "my neighbor talks to herself" to the multiple-personalitied supervisor. Especially when you don't want anyone to, like, let your neighbor know that it's a touch disturbing, or be moved, you just "think someone should be aware." I'm aware that you're an asshole and trying to start shit, and I'm aware that she's better at her job than you are at yours, and that the supervisors like her and don't like you. And if you mouth off the way you have been lately to the wrong person, you're going to be searching for some of that employment elsewhere that you're evidently so much better suited for.) (Amazingly, Cute Desk Guy and the Figment actually get along with the dude. What is it about pompous windbags?)

Don't keep objects that could possibly be misused by the very determined off the plane, keep potential terrorists off the plane. Oh, goodness. I almost wrote "phone".
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(All reasonably OK now, but OMG I was ready to explode for a while.)


OMG so worried.
Like, worried sick.

Tea. Pulling old log times. Testing Energy logtimes to make sure that they are, how you say, distinct? W00t. They are, good. Saw Turbo when I was back getting tea. But yeah, Obso1337 Super asked whazzup with my homie, and I didn’t know that there was anything up with my homie, so now I know I am going to to start freaking out, because he is my ex-bondmate.

Oh, fuck.

Will be descending upon trystan_laryssa and dustraven with Chris in tow. Chris saw the Figment as of Monday, but game was cancelled due to people being generally ill. The figment was one of them. NOT HAPPY LUNATIC.

Reviewed stuff with the Princess; general glee about pivot-tables and monthly runs of Daily Report.

Goodness. Now I have “Do You Take It?” in my head. For whatever reason, the phrase “I’ve ordered in a shipment of the relevant equipment” slid into my head when talking about a monitor report. So. Guess what my head is singing about merrily? “Mother says you have that touch of class…”

I am spreading my “Entertainment” poster about the workplace. Hee.

Little muscle twitches. Not uncontrollable, but the sort of soothing physical movement that makes putting up with whatever the fuck is going on that much better.


See, the Figment took off for some vacation. He told the office, but the office spaced it. They saw him no-call, no-show. He saw him on vacation. We were worried sick because it's Not Like Him to disappear and not call in.

Work!

23/7/06 15:18
azurelunatic: Pool noodle inscribed with "Frickin' Clue Bat" (frickin' clue bat)
The (mean, cruel, and scarily accurate) theory has been put out that Hyper Phone Goon, his girlfriend Puzzle Hands, their roommate Fedora Guy, and their ride who got the warning for being out of the building smoking outside of the building all share one deck of cards between them.

This was put forth on the recollection of an incident with Fedora Guy. He was found in the briefing closet, and when questioned about his reason for being in there, he said that Trendy Chick’s counterpart, the new girl on $OTHER_SIDE_JOB, had told him to go in there and look for candy. (We wouldn’t send an interviewer to get candy, the girl’s never talked to this guy in her life because he’s not on any of her jobs, and at any rate, there is no candy in that closet.) Someone commented on this tale that he was not operating with a full deck of cards: in fact, he was down to about a quarter deck.

I speculated that perhaps the four of them shared the deck between them. The manager pointed out that Puzzle Hands Girl (who perpetually has inky hands from filling out those books of puzzles) was really really sharp when she was on task. Clearly, the group consensus was, when she was on task like that, she had all the cards from their shared deck, and we could expect cardless behavior from the rest of them at those points.

Maybe they’ll pick up an extra deck or three somewhere?


Monitoring with Mountain Dew and cherries is a very pleasant way to spend the morning. I’m nearly through with my second monitor of the day. I am to hope that my counterpart is watching my job. Funny, it’s his shift today, and it’s still “my job”.


Tired.


There is this irresponsible rumor going around work that I left early because I had a hot date. Well, a date, at any rate. This is because of the makeup and hair, and I actually left on time. Well, not on time, a half hour later than I was scheduled – but – that’s life!

The Figment was looking for me last night after I left because he had an idea about energy. Trendy Chick’s counterpart told me this. I was amused: I have a pretty good idea what kind of energy he was talking about; there’s also a topic at work that goes by the name “Energy” (among other things); I’m pretty sure that she thought that he was talking about that.

The Figment has my telephone number. He could have, you know, called.

azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
OK, it's official. What's-his-face annoys me. ...And I left the window open and my seatmate saw the note in progress and asked who "what's-his-face" is. Erm. At least my seatmate is a girl, so she knew it isn't her?



The former lead monitor keeps printing the monitor reports before they have fully loaded. At least four people have talked to her about the issue. I have talked to her about the issue at least three times. Grumble, grumble, grouch. If I have to talk to her one more time about it, I cannot vouch for my general sanity and/or tactful handling of it.


Mending fences with the Figment. Calling before 11am is Right Out, but he's perfectly welcome to call otherwise.

Clarified the TV misunderstanding -- it wasn't that it was used that is the bothersome factor for most people. If someone just says "Hey, I want you to have this," of a used TV or something, it's kind of creepy, because if it's still useful to someone, and then they want to give it to someone else, is there something wrong with it, are they a stalker, what?

However, if it's a situation where someone has upgraded and the old TV is still good but of no more use to them, that's a legitimate motive for wanting to get rid of the thing that does not involve being a creepy stalker or someone who wants to ditch something with something wrong with it, like hot property or a lemon or explosive or something.


One dude wound up being a guest author for my work-based comic, because of the Do Not Call List quip he made. Many people do not know that legitimate survey research are not one of the classes of places banned from calling under the Do Not Call List. This leads to certain kinds of bad little situations. Thus quipped the dude: "You're on the 'Do Not Call List'? Well, I'm on the 'Do Not Care List'."


V came by with my spare keys. She slept in, took a dip in the pool, had a good relaxing morning. I left one of my coffee cups in her car. I introduced her to the workplace, a bit.
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I was going to go and put the NIC in Allegra, then hit bed early. I was also going to work on Circle of Fire. Instead, I've been reading the archives of "Questionable Content" and totally vegging while my hair dries.



Whoever was wanting it, I found it.

Apropos of something small with too many legs in an RSS feed comment thread:
While I describe myself as polyamorous, it seems like >95% of polyamorous people wouldn't have what it takes to even begin to petition Darkside for his sign-off on getting into my pants. That's probably also because >99.99999% of people in general don't have what it takes. To date, Darkside has only ever recommended Mr. Shallow, of all the people I've expressed a passing or more-than-passing interest in.

In the past year, I've expressed a more-than-passing interest in [livejournal.com profile] figment0.
In the past three, it's been the Figment, The-Sith, Mr. Shallow, and maybe Yakky (not sure on the time-frame any more).

Adam was playing poly by some scary-bad rules, back in the day.

There are a lot of poly people who do the swinger/free love thing. And while that may be their bag, they're very welcome to it, because it's not my bag. I fall very strongly in love, and very strictly in love; it's just that I don't fall out of love before falling in love again. The thought of sex without love is very personally distasteful to me, and, again, YMMV, but that's yours. I'm very much polyfi.

Aside from the "must be nifty person" thing, and the "must poke the right buttons", I have a very strict "must not be engaged in nasty self-destructive stuff" restriction when looking at people with an eye to dating them.

*sigh*

27/2/06 22:14
azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
Calls before noon on Mondays are sort of like calls at 4am on a Saturday for people with a "normal" schedule.

Silly the-Figment. Was not quite coherent enough to give him a time to call back, as I thought he was calling at 1pm, because I could see a 1 on my visible clock.

He called back closer to 1pm, the actual 1pm, which was "a few hours later", and I was coherent enough to answer the phone. Still not coherent enough to hold a conversation.

I suppose I need to give him an update on my actual schedule, because we are badly out of touch. Especially because bondmates get to get away with calling at hours that are bad for me, but ordinary friends are informed of the faux pas.
azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
Things I have to deal with on a regular basis:

CIVIL ENGENIOOR BUILDING HOUSE'S
THEY NEED TO ADUCTED MORE ON A PARTICULA OBSERVATION

I am using Net Send irresponsibly at work to pass
notes to [livejournal.com profile] figment0.

Spreadsheets are my friends. So's coffee. I plan to
get home, fall flat on my face, call Darkside, and do
my laundry. I wanna go hooooooome.
azurelunatic: Cartoon Azz with messy blue hair in a bun, without their glasses, in a nightgown. (Azzsleep)
Wednesday: work.

Thursday: had the day off. Prepared for what I thought was going to be a huge line party with happy activity fun stuff. Wound up being a fairly boring line, and people weren't out of the building very early.

Thursday at midnight/Friday morning early: Potter. Walked home. Gushed at length about the sheer delight of it all once I did get in.

Friday: lazed about at home. In the evening, suddenly decided that I was bored, and went off to watch the thing a second time.

Saturday: work. After work was out, a [livejournal.com profile] figment0 accosted me via telephone and chastised me for seeing the newest Potter movie twice without him (how did he find out I'd seen it twice? Is he lurking on LJ more often than usual?) and dragged me out to see it. Again. ; )

Sunday: Thought I was pulling a double shift. Stumbled into work exhausted. Much relieved when it transpired that I'd been faulty in my communications skills and my opposite was in fact coming in. Returned home. Went to bed with a splitting headache.
azurelunatic: Danger: High Energy Magic Use Area. Stick figure firing wand; pentagram.  (high energy magic)
"Oi! $DANGEROUS_THEORY_ABSTRACT!" quoth he.
"I'm in no condition to discuss this further right now," quoth you, trusting he'll understand that this means drop it and drop it now without you having to snap further at him, because as far as you're concerned, refusal to discuss something further might as well be a slap in the face.
"All right, I won't go into details, but to get $RESULT, you $SIMPLIFIED_CORE_PROCEDURE," quoth he, utterly ignoring the content of your statement.

*facepalm*
azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
Dear Phishers:

It works a lot better if you spell your phishing e-mail better. "Choise"? My fingers hurt typing that. "Rightfull"? Go choke on a dictionary.

No love,
Unphished


The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question How can we eat? the second by the question Why do we eat? and the third by the question Where shall we have lunch?

My workplace is definitely at Sophistication, though there are forays into Inquiry, as witness the recent investigation of the exact genital setup of the standard-issue hermaphrodite (Joe Average Layman, in the form of ObsoL33t Super, Stressy College Chick, and gods know who else, is not dreadfully informed on this) and the thing with the cow stomachs and all the trips to Google for vocabulary definitions and the IMDB visits.


[livejournal.com profile] figment0 tearing his hair at a monitor report is never a good sign.

Stressy College Chick was talking about school.
"Class, class, class. You know what class rhymes with? You can kiss it." Rev. Not-So-Nice Super is actually an asshole. (Not an asshat. An asshole. In the Dennis Leary sense.)


We still haven't decided on a place to outsource lunch from. And it's 5 minutes until lunchtime.


I seem to have acquired a decent working relationship with the Crazy Cussing Bus Stop Lady based on her being pagan of some description (and possibly 'kin as well, because "Mortals are so much fun" was cited) and me being a little bit "high-strung" or something. Innnnteresting.

And it's now 15 minutes past lunchtime; I have yet to actually order lunch.

Oh. Dear. Looks like I'm getting Random Crap from the Machine for lunch: the delivery driver just went home sick. Heh. One of those days, eh?
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (best friends forever)
When I called on Saturday, Darkside's mom told me that the top two things I could do to help were come and take Darkside out for tea or something, and pray.

Praying, we have a handle on. Visiting him, that's a little more complex when there's a situation like the existing one... )
azurelunatic: <user name="azurelunatic"> grins while her best friend ducks.  (grin & duck)
Favorite moment:

Lunatic, talking to Lady Malfoy.
[livejournal.com profile] figment0 talking with Darkside.

Lunatic starts mentioning the steps she's taken to try and ensure that the Darkside knows that she can be contacted at need without fear of disturbing. This, somehow, coincided with a Seven Minute Pause from Darkside and the Figment, so the boys heard me loud and clear when the Lunatic mentioned something about Lady Malfoy's orders to distract and/or cheer up Darkside.

Ordered? ORDERED? Darkside wanted to know.
Lady Malfoy and Lunatic look guiltily in separate directions, and Lady Malfoy murmurs something about not, technically, ordering, just...
Darkside disappeared into his room and brought forth the wooden practice blade.
Lively banter, wherein the Lunatic said nothing, sat still, and grinned.

Hee.
Orders.
Hee.

Not quite technically an order, true, but I know the feel of an order when I hear one, and that was a little more than a suggestion.
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"I want a dire elf." I have introduced Darkside and Figment. The world did not explode. Gamer geeks unite.

Geekage

18/9/05 16:13
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[livejournal.com profile] figment0 is an old-school geek, and is easily confused by web browsers.

[livejournal.com profile] figment0: You have to understand, I remember BASIC, Pascal...
[livejournal.com profile] azurelunatic: So you don't know very much about the internet, gotcha.
[livejournal.com profile] figment0: Inter-what?
[livejournal.com profile] azurelunatic: Well, when one Department of Defence office loves another Department of Defence office very much...
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[livejournal.com profile] sionainn go out with [livejournal.com profile] iroshi? Straight chick + bi chick = mass confusion. So probably not.
2) When did you last call [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos? Not sure if it was within the last year, actually...
3) Is [livejournal.com profile] tygerr a nerd? I'd more precisely call him a geek. This is a good thing.
4) What planet should [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos be from? Somewhere with a lot of moons.
5) Where was [livejournal.com profile] atalantapendrag born? Earth.
6) Did [livejournal.com profile] hcolleen break up with you? She'd have had to date me first for that.
7) Would you set up [livejournal.com profile] sithjawa and [livejournal.com profile] boojum? No. But [livejournal.com profile] boojum set up [livejournal.com profile] sithjawa and me, does that count?
8) What would [livejournal.com profile] trickofthedark give [livejournal.com profile] deeahblita for his/her birthday? Some delightfully drawn porn.
9) Do you have a crush on [livejournal.com profile] shadesong? On her writing, maybe.
10) Is [livejournal.com profile] norabombay single? Definitely.
11) Would [livejournal.com profile] kellinator and [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos look good together? Dunno. I don't think there'd be a great meeting of the minds there, though.
12) Would you ever date [livejournal.com profile] wibbble? Not right now. And only if his wife approved. ;-P
13) How long have you known [livejournal.com profile] mamadeb? Since I was in my teens, actually. [livejournal.com profile] lmbujold's e-mail list is a great place.
14) Is [livejournal.com profile] sionainn athletic? She's a wench, which is better.
15) Has [livejournal.com profile] atalantapendrag dyed their hair? Probably.
16) What do you disagree with [livejournal.com profile] tsjafo about? We haven't actually had very many in-depth conversations, but I'd imagine there might be places, especially politically, where we'd agree on a principle and disagree on implementation.
17) What comic book character would [livejournal.com profile] elysianmusings be? A superhero ballet teacher? Do they draw such women?
18) Do you have [livejournal.com profile] smmc's screenname? Sure do.
19) If [livejournal.com profile] figment0 commanded an army, who would be his/her followers? Oh, dear. Um. Either a lot of Mormons, a lot of gamergeeks, or both.
20) What do you agree with [livejournal.com profile] amberfox about? Lots of things. Especially that we probably need to be local.
21) How would [livejournal.com profile] digitalambience conquer the world? By wheeling and dealing his way to the top.
22) Has [livejournal.com profile] tyrantmouth been to your house/dorm? Alas, no. We are not local enough for that to be a regular occurrence, either.
23) Does [livejournal.com profile] rubrchick drink? I suppose she might. Especially water.
24) How long would [livejournal.com profile] tigergladys dating [livejournal.com profile] amberite last? It might not even start, but if it did, probably a month or two.
25) Is [livejournal.com profile] thette popular? Hulda, or at least Hulda's bread, is. Yay fen! Yay game!
26) Where was [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess born? Also Earth. She at least grew up in the Pennsylvania part of Earth, one of the parts that is not one of those two big cities.
27) Where did you first meet [livejournal.com profile] raranax? At Grandma's. That was the visit where I sat on the cactus.
28) Would you wrestle [livejournal.com profile] silmarian in jello? Perhaps. I'm not sure his wife's as comfortable with me as she was, and I'm not sure how Darkside would take it.
29) Do you think [livejournal.com profile] elorie is hot? Haven't met her. Can't say.
30) What animal should [livejournal.com profile] popefelix be combined with? Perhaps a ferret or a lemur.
31) Is [livejournal.com profile] nalidoll your best friend? Darkside's got that spot, but she could be close.
32) Is [livejournal.com profile] trickofthedark in a relationship? Married, even.
33) What is [livejournal.com profile] easalle's favorite movie? Utena, I think.
34) If [livejournal.com profile] elysianmusings and [livejournal.com profile] pharminatrix were spliced together, what would it be like? A super-concentration of a billion different kinds of artistic.
35) Is [livejournal.com profile] cawingcrow related to [livejournal.com profile] sunshinegirl? Nope.
36) What exotic animal would [livejournal.com profile] ataniell93 like as a pet? She might well enjoy a snake, or Bad Tom before he went all bad.
37) What would you do if [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos died? Mourn. Possibly see if there was anyone local who could pay a certain man a certain kind of visit.
38) Does [livejournal.com profile] amberite know [livejournal.com profile] meacu1pa? Don't think so. Two different worlds.
39) Is [livejournal.com profile] rubrchick dead sexy? I'm assured so.
40) If [livejournal.com profile] tomb_of_osiris took over the world, who would be happy? Geeks everywhere.
41) If [livejournal.com profile] mamadeb and [livejournal.com profile] sithjawa were spliced together, what would be its name? Mama Sith. There would be scary cooking.
42) Does [livejournal.com profile] metaphorge have a crush on [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos? Nah.
43) Which president would [livejournal.com profile] bekithewitch be likely to idolize? Scotland doesn't have presidents. But it wouldn't be the Shrubbery.
44) What color should [livejournal.com profile] rubrchick dye their hair? Black, to match.
45) Would you make out with [livejournal.com profile] boojum? You should have asked me this before she got married.
46) Is [livejournal.com profile] meacu1pa an emo? I think there's a rule you can't be emo over age 25 or so.
47) How many monkeys could [livejournal.com profile] iroshi fight at once and win against? Lots.
48) Does [livejournal.com profile] onyxrising do drugs? Sidhe don't have to do drugs.
49) What video game does [livejournal.com profile] raranax remind you of? That text-based game where the currency is meat.
50) Are [livejournal.com profile] smmc and [livejournal.com profile] sithjawa married? Not to each other. And the Sith is not married. (Do Sith marry?)
51) If [livejournal.com profile] garnetdagger and [livejournal.com profile] nilo were Siamese twins, where would they be joined? The elbow, and they would have to have five hands.
52) Does [livejournal.com profile] elynne travel a lot? Not physically.
53) Where would [livejournal.com profile] karlita most like to visit? Nifty places around the entire world.
54) If [livejournal.com profile] juuro were hanging off a cliff, what would [livejournal.com profile] onyxrising do? Snap photos of the climbing feat in progress.
55) Could you see [livejournal.com profile] elance and [livejournal.com profile] metaphorge together? Not for particularly long, and I think her husband might be annoyed if he hadn't been consulted first.
56) Would [livejournal.com profile] thette and [livejournal.com profile] onyxrising make a good couple? Her husband also might be annoyed, but they would have tremendous fun scheming.
57) What is [livejournal.com profile] amberfox's shoe size? I'd guess 9.
58) What flavor of jello would [livejournal.com profile] tomb_of_osiris be? Lemon.
59) Have you flirted with [livejournal.com profile] grifyn? No. She is straight. Also married. I do not want to scare people. Too much.
60) Does [livejournal.com profile] sithjawa smoke? No. We would have to send the cigarettes to Antarctica too.
61) [livejournal.com profile] melcocha's eye color? Dark. And she has the gorgeous hair!
62) How tall is [livejournal.com profile] tigergladys? Tall enough to be beset by hamsters!
63) What is [livejournal.com profile] tsjafo's favorite band/artist? I think he's a [livejournal.com profile] lmbujold fan.
64) One thing you can't stand about [livejournal.com profile] lasayla? SHE DISAPPEARED OFF THE FACE OF THE INTERNET FOR A YEAR!!!
65) Have you ever dated [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos? No.
66) If [livejournal.com profile] elorie was a superhero, who would be his/her archnemesis? Stupid Person.
67) Is [livejournal.com profile] amberite a college student? Yep!
68) Which of your friends should [livejournal.com profile] swallowtayle go out with? I can't answer that on the grounds that she's my sister.
69) Would [livejournal.com profile] reichiere be a better ninja or pirate? Pirate.
70) What would [livejournal.com profile] sorcha007 think of [livejournal.com profile] eng1ne? Yay, a geek!
71) What is [livejournal.com profile] elance's favorite food? Strawberries? *arch look*
72) What rank would [livejournal.com profile] lasayla have in a giant robot army? Commander, chief snarker, or high-ranked minion.
73) What mental disorder does [livejournal.com profile] shadesong remind you of? [livejournal.com profile] sickhippo.
74) What is [livejournal.com profile] smmc's favorite game? WoW!
75) What would [livejournal.com profile] dustraven do differently in your shoes? Have very sore feet.
76) What animal does [livejournal.com profile] trystan_laryssa remind you of? Badger?
77) What would you do if you found out [livejournal.com profile] godai has a crush on you? "If I found out"? I seem to recall I flirted outrageously and had cybersex.
78) One quality you find attractive in [livejournal.com profile] raranax? He's both related and awesome.
79) Is [livejournal.com profile] cawingcrow related to you? Does the corvid thing count as related? Then yes.
80) Is [livejournal.com profile] sorcha007 friends with [livejournal.com profile] aratina? If they met, they would be.
81) Are [livejournal.com profile] hardartist and [livejournal.com profile] aratina going steady? Nope.
82) What languages does [livejournal.com profile] tygerr speak? English, probably some scraps of fan-created languages, likely snippets of Spanish, and both Geek and the Language of Luuuuuurve.
83) Does [livejournal.com profile] grifyn have a dog? [livejournal.com profile] shiba_inu is The Big Dog, so that would be a yes.
84) What is [livejournal.com profile] grifyn's biggest flaw? Probably paranoia. And not enough spare time.
85) Does [livejournal.com profile] raranax go to your school? Alas, no.
86) Does [livejournal.com profile] reichiere have a big secret? If so, her cats know it.
87) What is [livejournal.com profile] swallowtayle's favorite color? Not orange anymore.
88) Thoughts on [livejournal.com profile] popefelix? GEEK!!! (This is a good thing.)
89) Is [livejournal.com profile] ataniell93 a high school student? Long past that.
90) What word best describes [livejournal.com profile] tattooedchick? Emotional.
91) Is [livejournal.com profile] mamadeb 1337? Not quite that old yet. But she's more tech-savvy than many people in my parents' generation, without falling prey to abhorrent internet-specific abbreviations.
92) If [livejournal.com profile] chorus_of_chaos took over the world, who would suffer? The current mismanaged incestuous abusive healthcare system.
93) What song/movie would you recommend to [livejournal.com profile] bekithewitch? It would help if I knew her taste in music, but it's hard to go wrong with "White Reflection", because it makes me hyper.
94) Is [livejournal.com profile] silmarian introverted or extroverted? Introverted.
95) What is [livejournal.com profile] hardartist allergic to? Time-wasting e-mails like the ones he asks people not to send in his comic's site's FAQ.
96) If [livejournal.com profile] cawingcrow had a superpower, what would it be? Super Poly Organization!
97) Are [livejournal.com profile] popefelix and [livejournal.com profile] jdllama going out? I guess I don't have enough gay guys on the friendslist to warrant forcing opposite-sex pairings.
98) [livejournal.com profile] rubrchick's hair color? Dark. This has the added advantage of not showing up backstage.
99) How would [livejournal.com profile] popefelix kill [livejournal.com profile] elynne? Pun war.
100) Do [livejournal.com profile] metaphorge and [livejournal.com profile] rubrchick go to the same school? It would help if either of them were in school.
azurelunatic: "Where's the goddamn NERF BAT when you *really* need it?" Animated cartoon tech support loses her cool.  (nerf bat)
Tonight [livejournal.com profile] figment0 gave some inaccurate information to [livejournal.com profile] othercat. (He'd thought that Rev. Not-So-Nice Super had dismissed only one job instead of the whole area.) She came back into the area where I was at and inquired, visibly stressed. When she learned that it was inaccurate, she got more stressed. I whipped out the clue bat. "Want to borrow this?" I asked.

She grinned the shark grin and went off after him.

We saw him emerge from the bathroom. "Oh, [livejournal.com profile] othercat's looking for you," I said.

He disappeared in the vague direction she went.

Almost immediately thereafter, offstage in the empty and echoing hallway:

*WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!* *WHACK!*



All supervisors bust up into laughter.


It's for moments like this that I keep that thing around.
azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
No baseball bats @ work. Figment got whacked. There was massive & widespread supervisor giggling.
azurelunatic: Egyptian Fayoumis hen in full cry.  (loud fayoumis)

  • Take one shaky Lunatic, and add dodgy paperwork. See Lunatic stress. Ask Lunatic to do something with the dodgy paperwork. See Lunatic melt down and start crying, becoming incapable of any sort of coherent thought.

  • Add an 11-5 shift, and several people who weren't seated due to some oversight on the part of the office. Have a last-minute swap of personnel called in by a grandboss. Have one of the personnel in question and another interested party grumble about it.

  • Tech fun -- setting up my elder clone's e-mail on a computer resulted in things not looking right with her inbox. Argh? Grr.

  • People coming in hostile, late, and reeking of marijuana.

  • People coming in chronically late and out of dress code.

  • Payday weekend means I get to hand out paychecks too.

  • Phone ringing off the hook.

  • Frosted Christ-Cakes Kid quit for school, but came in to get his last paycheck. It was fortunate that he did, because right about then his ex-girlfriend (who works there) started having a bad asthma attack. Her inhaler did not seem to dent it. Between her call to someone to come pick her up and waiting for them to call back, it got bad enough she wanted us to call emergency. So I did. Frosted Christ-Cakes Kid got her wheeled out of the area on one of the office chairs to an office by the entrance to wait for the paramedics.

  • The interim, of course, is studded with joyful happenings such as more paperwork and the like.

  • A woman had a wheel bust on her chair. Yay incident reports. Stressy College Chick had to write one up over that.

  • Turned out that the girl with the asthma attack had an asthma attack first, then a panic attack on top of it. Ow.

  • Chaos on the hours chart; I either had the right number of people coming in at the wrong times, and no clue where it came from, or too many people, but the right times. Not happiness for anyone, anywhere. All attempts to track it down failed. I eventually went with a reality check and fudged it, which is the appropriate thing to do when it burns more supervisor-hours than the discrepancy.

  • Didn't get done with my hours until after break. Postponed my break for this.

  • By the time I took my break, almost all the phone goons had left.

  • Good Figments should not ever sneak up behind their Lunatics and tap them on the shoulder. No matter how plaid they are. For they will come within yea much of a punch in the nose, and if the Lunatic rolls sanity check in time, she'll be left dealing with the hormone spike.



After all that cleared up, the day improved. But I was dreadfully behind on the paperwork. I usually get out of there about an hour and a half after the last phone goons are out, or sooner if it's an early shift and I have most of my evening tasks out of the way. The Rules Lawyer Monitor has resigned her monitor post; she's a mere phone goon at the moment. The blessed woman stayed and did the ENTIRE cleanup list. I was ready to hug her.

As I told [livejournal.com profile] figment0, this was a day that cake could not make better. He nearly earned frosting up the nose for annoying me (by speaking, essentially); this wasn't because he's inherently annoying, but because he's safe enough to drop the professional front in front of, but not a bondmate, and so not attuned to the chaos that is me.

It got better, after everyone left. Stressy College Chick Supervisor chills me out, and I think I help her chill out too. I've always wanted to send an intra-office e-mail with "Alarums and Excursions" in the subject line, and now I have. (Well, not always, but if I'd thought about it, yeah.)
azurelunatic: <user name="azurelunatic"> with hair loose, wearing glasses.  (glasses)
Woke up to the fact that I was not sure when my alarm clock was due to go off, but it was probably late. Cursed, reset clock for something workable. (This was fortunately before it became crucial.) Got dressed. Noticed that I was dizzy and disoriented. I was having difficulty staying on my feet and stringing words together in a coherent form. This was in part due to the climate control issue (I'd turned the cooling off when I came back to bed after a trip to the loo) and I was having a severe sleep hangover, in addition to whatever the hell else was wrong with me.

Stayed in and tried to tidy. There was some success. Chatted with the apartment complex resident manager about the thermostat issue, and there's a work order out to replace the damn thing.

I'd made an appointment with [livejournal.com profile] figment0 to clip his cat's claws, and he showed up to pick me up just as I was foolishly standing on a stepstool to reach my stereo. (I finally had plugged it in today.) Yay Figments saving me from myself.

It was fun spending time with him. We tried dropping by RC & D's, but they were off doing laundry.

Allegra should be shipped any time now, so ... *calculates* Um, maybe it'll show up on my "weekend"?

Fuzzy showed off photos of his new pad, so I dropped by the forums to see how things were going. Looks good. When the fuck am I going to find time for the comic, dammit?

Hoo boy, there goes the language. (Not that it wasn't gone already.) Gotta hit bed. And work later. Yay.

Work

12/8/05 21:58
azurelunatic: Cordless phone showing a heart.  (phone)
Correction: Frosted Christ-cakes, not crusty Christ-cakes. That makes all the difference in the world. (He got it from a cartoon of some sort.)

Drunk-Ass Phone Goon is still prohibited from speaking directly to the girl he was harrassing.

Cute Chick Super had me record her voicemail message for her. I recorded "You-Know-Who" in my deepest natural speaking voice; I sound like either a very low alto female or a midrange tenor male. (It's androgynous enough to be confusing to someone who's calling expecting a girlie-girl's voice.) Have I now done an impersonation of Voldemort?

I'm still singing the Chromatics song about radio telescopes to myself. "Hey ho, did you know? There's a universe in the radio. I'm going to tell you what you want to know about the universe in the radio." It's a very perky little song, and it's fun to sing.

Rules Lawyer Monitor seems to be on the phones at the moment. I'm not sure whether she's doing this just a few days a week now, or 100% of the time. Curiouser and curiouser.

There are a lot of people leaving here. One of the dayshift/sampling guys left today. His last day was scheduled to be today, and there was going to be a bit of a party -- but he didn't show. So the party was held without him.

Hooray for payday. This check had a few hours of overtime, even. Woops. Shouldn't have gotten those... ah well. No overtime authorized for this week, either, but I think I'm going to go on the phones Sunday if I'm anything short of my 40.

The [livejournal.com profile] figment0 prefers the old-school Marvin to the new one, as the old one looks angstier.

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