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So my office is moving here in October (so the plan goes). Hmmm... longer commute and fewer places to eat within walking distance, BUT, real nice landscaping and about ten billion amenities in the building itself. And, the possibility of actual cubes instead of an open desk workstation with no privacy whatsoever. Plus our department will be on the floor with the rest of admin, which will make it clear that we ARE admin as opposed to, oh, glorified file clerks.

On a more geeky note... Birth of the Firebringer is a TRILOGY? I just died and went to heaven! I re-read my copy last night and was reminded precisely how much I loved this book, with its fierce rainbow-hued unicorns who spoke and fought with grphyons and wyverns, passing on oral tradition by moonlight and embarking upon rite-of-passage pilgrimages across the plains. As I closed the book (entirely far too late for a worknight), I thought wistfully how much it seemed to hint at more story. If only there was more...

And apparently, there is. I MUST OWN.

I'd also like to get my hands on The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West. Mom let me read her copy, but I don't believe I ever had one of my own as she guarded hers jealously (with good reason). Time to change this! Yet another that appears to be part of a series, unbeknowst to myself.

I am such a fucking geek for young adult SF/F. Often I wish the book were longer or went into more detail, but you don't get much material like Dragon's Blood or Nightpool aimed at older audiences. And yes, I have read The Magic And The Healing; I didn't really like it at the time... I think it lost me on the medical jargon and it struck me as profoundly depressing. Well, maybe I should give it another shot.

Right now I'm working through the books that flooded over from my mom. I gave up on The Master a couple chapters in, and now I'm happily working through The Dolphins of Altair, written in the '60s and set in the future, which rather prophetically mentions conflict in the Middle East. Cute.

Oh noes

Dec. 5th, 2005 01:45 pm
manawolf: (Sarah - HOLY SHIT)
Aaaaaaah I'm the only one in my department for the rest of the day oh god kill me now

Um never mind. n_n;
manawolf: (Sarah - Huh.)
So far, yes, I am still alive, which means I have (again - so far) survived my birthday. And I managed without descending 12 flights of stairs during today's fire drill (let's hear it for high-tailing it to the ground floor before the damn thing starts).

I'm just... tired. I guess I thought all the insane rushing-around and panicking was over with once we did the marriage, but this week proved that wrong. I would like to think that all the insanity is over with, because the only thing that's left after the AOS is the change from permanent resident to citizen, but I thought all the insanity was done for a while ago. I was wrong then, so I am too cautious to think that I am right this time.

This evening mood drop is getting really annoying.

On the plus side, I've gotten Hippo Birdies email from people all across the firm today, phone calls from both my mates, a fresh Nutella & strawberry crepe, an art supply baggie, a butterfly necklace, green tea & ginger hand soap, several hilarious cards, a big box from my mom and Sly Cooper 3. Despite the fantastic hassle of the last two days, it does make one feel surprisingly appreciated by the universe at large. I never expect anything for my birthday, that way I am always pleasently surprised; but this year's been particularly nice due to, if nothing else, comparison with the past month.

Well, petting the calico kitten in Bay Cities quarantine last night helped too.
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Bad news: didn't pass the spelling test.
Good nest: HR director is going to formulate a new one just for me 'cause I can't take the same test twice. *bounces* Gave me the old one to study. Dangit, choosing the right spelling between stuff like "Liason" and "Liaison" is HARD!

Who knew my weakest point in elementary school English would come back to bite me in the ass now?

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