mandolin: (DENTIST!1!!)
Seriously, when your job requires you to look at a computer screen, sinusitis is extremely annoying.

Translation: Guess where I've been. Feeling slightly better now. Will reply to all e-mails tomorrow.
mandolin: (donottaunt)
Okay. I know I disappeared, but...

Went to help a friend move into a new place and wound up spending from 11 am to 8 pm there (dear God I still don't know how we got the box spring upstairs), came home, and have been cleaning all weekend.

And I'm leaving to go meet friends for the fireworks shortly. And I still have more chores to do to get caught up.

Calling a general hiatus from the Internet for a few days while I Get Stuff Done. Sorry, Mom, the next part of the San Diego journal will have to wait. The kitchen, the office, moving help and certain cookouts take precedence. ;)
mandolin: (dream)
Note to self: Throwing a party four days before you pack up and leave town doesn't seem like a bad idea until you get home from vacation and go "Oh, yeah, I still have to clean this place up." :)

Yeah, I got home fine on Friday night. Sorry for the radio silence but between clean-up and the CFUD meetup last night I've been fairly AFK.
mandolin: (donottaunt)
Where have I been the last two weeks? WORK IS INSANE. That is all. At least, according to everyone I've asked, this kind of chaos is NOT normal for even most emergency releases.

Also, yes, I'm on Facebook. Because this week's assignment involves joining a social networking site (specifics should be posted later) and work is not blocking Facebook yet.

Also, I read the last Blue Beetle, and it makes me kind of sad to type that. (EPIC SPOILERS) )

Damn, it's 10 already. Oops.

Also, why it's taking three weeks for LiveJournal to fix comment tracking is beyond my comprehension. Then again, that's what happens when you cut your staff short. *sigh*

Alive.

Aug. 19th, 2008 07:26 pm
mandolin: (donottaunt)
Just coming out of work-and-Otakon-induced-sick haze and have just poked my head back up into reality.

Nothing to see here, nothing much to report, except I'm not dead and if you see me commenting again, I'm just getting back into the swing of things.
mandolin: (dizzy)
I'm home from the Gathering in one piece.

Am hungry.

Have no food in fridge save the leftovers Mom donated (♥ thanks Mom).

THIS MUST BE RECTIFIED NOW.

More later.
mandolin: (have no fear)
It occurred to me that this LJ has enjoyed near-total radio silence this month. So:

Not dead.
Beach was nice.
Work is driving me nuts.
Family is... crazy but it's quieter than usual
Dr. Z liked the awful class paper.
Read BB #27, and I'm glad Will Pfeifer is not the regular writer. Blah.
I'm at the 2008 Gathering of the Gargoyles now using the wireless hotel network on the last day and the fanfic panel is starting.

There will be an extensive con report. AND MAYBE THIS YEAR I WILL FINISH IT.
mandolin: (last unicorn)
Not dead. Not totally crazy. But making myself buckle down on the final.

Plan to post an update/explanation on Wednesday. Honest.

More importantly:

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] violetbloom!

New rule:

Apr. 18th, 2008 03:23 pm
mandolin: (it was the penguins)
Not allowed to post in my LJ until after I've gotten caught up on the friends list. Period. End of story.

Translation: If I'm suddenly commenting on people's journals again, I just realized I am THREE WEEKS behind on even looking at my friends list. Which is totally and utterly inexcusable, grad school or not. If I have time to bitch, I have time to read and sympathize.
mandolin: (heroes - dumbass)
Okay, this morning's pity party has come and gone. (Reason why is f-locked and whiny and RL-related and no threat to life, liberty or sanity.)

Having said that, I know a lot of people are waiting for me to follow through on: RP stuff, beta comments, reviews, memes (hey [livejournal.com profile] sinanju I didn't forget I've just been blanking on it), and everything else. So to all of you: I'm going to be very slow in getting back to you this week. Have a midterm in Applications of Intelligent Systems next week, and the pity party's forced me to re-evaluate a couple of things. I will get back to everyone, it's just going to take me this side of forever to do so.

Also, I can't update it to reflect this til I get off work, but I'm finally going to stop taking e-mail recipes for the Jelly Belly page. I plan to put up ALL the recipes I've received, but starting today I'm not taking any more recipes. My entire website needs to be gutted, in point of fact. God knows when I'm going to do that, but - it hasn't undergone any sort of major overhaul since 2000, and you can really tell.

Anyway, stuff to do.

wheee....

Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:25 pm
mandolin: (whee)
Okay, so it's 4:30 pm and I'm finally coherent enough to form a sentence.

Flogging Molly was awesome. Actual recap will commence later after I raid the grocery store.

ETA to [livejournal.com profile] jennies iTunes has the live rendition of "Delilah" - just FYI.

*headdesk*

Feb. 19th, 2008 12:20 pm
mandolin: (nothing on tv)
Okay, so, I have officially FAILED at the PW playthrough. Aside from that first case, I honestly haven't had the time or been able to justify taking the time to pick up my DS at all, much less replay any of the cases these past two weeks. The public posts that you've seen the past 2 weeks? All the posts I've made here, period.

Work has been non-stop crazy, and school... well, I've been putting in more hours than I should in trying to get assignments done. The last homework should NOT have taken a total of 12 hours to get done (especially since half of that was spent trying to find a real-world case of search engine manipulation or something done to prevent it - everything's theoretical and none of the papers let you know if it's been done in practice).

I'm not complaining. Things haven't been bad, just... ridiculously busy. I need to reorganize my time management again because this semester's class is nowhere NEAR as structured as the last two and estimating how much time deliverables will take isn't as easy. Work is also weird, but I'll get into that later.

I have been using the "not dead" tag WAY TOO MUCH LATELY.
mandolin: (heroes - dumbass)
WARNING: The following post was composed in fits and starts over the course of the first week of 2008. Therefore, it's more incoherent than usual. I AM NOT DEAD! I have been crazy busy the last 10 days, hence the lack of replies to just about anybody!

First week of '08 recap, go! )

Again: Not dead! Happy New Year!

An apology

Aug. 31st, 2007 01:54 pm
mandolin: (bloo)
I've disappeared off the face of LJ for maybe the last two weeks, I know. I haven't been ignoring people, I haven't checked the friends list. Which is why I didn't comment to posts that I really should have.

I have no good excuse for this.

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