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Oh, a bit of cheer! [Dec. 17th, 2009|02:21 pm]
terribleturnip
Have I ever been this stressed out, overworked, anxiety-wracked, freaked out?

No. I have already fashioned a fancy note for my cube wall that says: December 2009: Never Again. Never.

I woefully underestimated how long things would take and overestimated how much I could get done. I alternate between panic and despair.

But whatever. Thankfully the hamstring is healing. Sadly, at glacial speed. But I can sit, gingerly, on a toilet seat and sitting on chairs in general is only a dull roar of pain (made even better by 12 hours a day in the desk chair) and I have to twist or extend my leg quite a bit to make me want to die. As long as it gets a little bit better every day, I'll be okay.

I have lost near 8 pounds over the last two weeks, thankyoustress. But today, I got a giant tin of chocolates from a supplier and I don't have enough moral fiber to share them all with my officemates. Some. Maybe.

A spot of cheer:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/8413974.stm

The whole article is delightfully funny in a schaudenfreude kind of way. But I have to admit that for the Brits, Asbo, short for anti-social behavior order -- is a phrase commonplace enough to use in articles.

I am so stealing ASBO.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2009-12-17 09:02 pm (UTC)

Abso-lutely

I've been following this story from afar for a while. My general thinking is that the toady couple is largely making they grunty sex sounds to send up their neighbors. Their testimony in court was strangly self-rightious in a 'wink, we're having a great time with the attention" kind of way. Maybe their fun will be reduced with a spanking from the court.
Why do so many of these freaks look like Walmart shoppers instead of folks you might want to see doing the deed?
The use of the acronym with no caps past the first letter is an affectation of the BBC. they use it whenever an acronym might be p[ronounced as a word. NASA becomes Nasa, ABSO becomes Abso. It is a style choice that makes at least one of their science writers nuts.
Why can't the British learn how to use their language???
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2009-12-17 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Abso-lutely

Don't get all abso on me...we're already using it at work. Er, the acronym, not the loud sex noises...

BTW, did you know that you're on the cover of Kensington Voice, a weekly giveway paper distributed here in Kensington? They took a bunch of pix at Scary Perry and have a great one of you sitting on the bench in front of the house before things got going. I have extra copies set aside. But if you've had an increase in the number of people saying "you look familiar..." it's because your face is on the floor of retail establishments all over the mega-metropolis that is Kensington.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2009-12-17 09:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Abso-lutely

Thanks for saving some copies. I knew I was the covergirl because Tara alerted me. I am not surprised. The photographer is an old aquaintance of mine. he knew he didn't need a release, as I am a publicity whooooore.
I hope the hamstring gets better soon.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2009-12-18 12:06 am (UTC)

Re: Abso-lutely

...we're already using it at work. Er, the acronym, not the loud sex noises...

Pity.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2009-12-18 05:41 am (UTC)
Here's hoping you get an asbo for Christmas.

Glsd to hear you are healing.
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