June 14th, 2003

children of dune - leto 1

lj evils and an announcement

Part I:

lexcorp_hope made me a lovely icon! And LJ is trying to destroy my soul.

Okay, how are these things related? Let me explain.

While working on something, I accidentally deleted my friends style. Okay, no big deal, one might think, if one did not know me very well or one assumed that I was sane. stupid things like that freak me out. I couldn't remember the coding I'd added, and then it refused to CHANGE styles, but kept it in this format that I simply could not COULD NOT read.

Luckily, it started letting me chagne eventualy, but that is whyit looks--well, werid. To me. I HAD it exactly like I'm comfy reading it!

I, friends, do not like change. It's a sad, sad thing.

So today, it seems--relatively something I can deal with until I make imaginary time to take the code and start altering it back to what I prefer. Okay. So, uploading icon Hope made.

And of course, it doens't work. Because? That, my friends, would be easy.


In other news, rivakt recced Baring the Cross, which is so good my teeth are aching, and I don't remmber reading this. Now, to put it another way--when this story was posted, I was reading EVERYTHING that anyone posted in SV, right up to and including some forms of Clark/Lana (I learned better soon after). So if I read it, apparetnly, I have forgotten it completely. If I haven't, I should be so ashamed, except--I got to read it today!

By CJ, who I Adore, and wow. Just. Wow.

*loves CJ and RivkaT*


Part II:

Well. I have chatted myself to comfort zone. I'll just jump.

*edited at 12:56 AM to change banners. I didn't even notice, Khaki and other anonymous person! *shakes head* I need sleep soon. Someday.*

Coordinated by taraljc, celli, slodwick and myself. Specific information regarding method, rules, etc, can be found at the_treasury, and didn't Slod pick a cool name for it?

Discussion opens today--questions, remarks, clarification, etc, feel free to wander over and comment as desired. Nomination and voting dates are included in the entry.

*breathes* Okay, feeling better now.
children of dune - leto 1

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Could someone remind me why in teh name of God I love my job? *grins* Actually, my boss did today.

It's been very busy since I was hired, as we are changing computer systems and well, it's a massive big deal here. Think the apocalypse and Christmas wrapped up in a massive big, world-changing, earth-shattering, pen-breaking sort of deal for us--the new system has been the Be All and End All of Thought since the first designs were tentatively approved three years ago. And so, there hasn't been much time to do stuff. And I was one fo the first new hires in a batch and had been sort of shuffled into my job since the person I was replacing was leaving three days later, and--I suppose I have to consider it a compliment. I think they forgot I was a new hire. I was expected to know how to handle the front desk by the end of the first week--by Friday of the next week, it was so habit that I don't think anyone really remembered I hadn't worked there for a while.

So my boss calls me into her office to explain procedure for when my probationary six month period is over and shows me the evauluation sheet they'll use. I hadn't--I really didn't think anyone was paying attention to me all that much, since important things were going on and we've been in countdown to the rollout of the new system, but she mentioned several times I was exceeding expectations in several categories of evaluation.

*blinks* How did that happen?

So I'm exhausted and not hungry and really, really want to sleep for about two weeks straight, and seriously, I'd kill to shoot up some espresso straight into the vein, but. That was just good to know. I don't know everything there is to know yet, and I'm still learning stuff every day that I had no idea existed before, but it's a huge compliment, I think, that no one really knew I *didn't* know it. It assumes a competence I can't claim yet, which--good for the ego.

Sleep? Who the hell needs sleep when your BOSS thinks you're doing a great job?

She also very seriously asked me if anyone had been in any way harassing (?????) and firmly explained that if anything happened at any time, I was to tell her immediately. I have no idea where that came from, but hey.

Part II: Red K

schmevil and I had this argument a few weeks ago. I was lost in appreciation for pretty RedClark, and blackfall said she was bored with him.

This discussion has been going on everywhere, and as I am no less prone to annouce my opinion from on high (kitchen chair, even!), lalala, but blackfall's making me rethink it a little more. So I can sound less insane and anti-Clark, as I have Given Up the Ways of Hating Characters.

No, really! I have! I HAVE!


I was too tired last night to actually explain what the awards are, and I feel kind of weird about dropping it on fandom and then not, well, explaining what we're doing. *grins* My own fault. I made the timeline, and I hate to be late for anything.

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