So, How Was Your Day?

Mine was okay! I didn’t really do anything, but the weather was nice and I have at least a few more days before the chores and errands I’m neglecting start to become serious.

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About Theresa Couchman

Theresa Couchman was born in Upstate New York, went to school in Upstate New York, and currently resides in Upstate New York. She has a pair of impractical Master's Degrees and a taste for the pointlessly weird, and is occasionally funny on Twitter.
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52 Responses to So, How Was Your Day?

  1. Pretty ok, very busy. Usually I slack at work, but today I am paying lots of attention. I am now project lead, which is 100% more stress in my life, but I want a promotion so I have to do this shit.

    Still have a weird crush on my coworker, who has popped up on two different dating apps in the last few days. DAMNIT.

    • martinmegz says:

      I would like to hear more about this coworker and the crush and the dating apps. Is the universe sending you a sign?

    • martinmegz says:

      Like why is the crush weird?

      • We met a few years ago before we worked together, through a mutual friend. We went on a date and it didn’t pan out, not the right time for either of us I think. Then we ended up hooking up like 8 months later, also didn’t pan out because he was a jerk to me. He has since apologized. Then we started working together and because we have similar expertise we end up in the same place a lot, on top of having similar interests. So it’s one of those on again/off again things that has never worked but on paper should maybe work. And at this point I can’t tell if I’m reading too much into our interactions lately or if there’s something there again. So it’s irritating, because it’s probably just the same cycle.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I had to work an outdoor event this morning, and usually I might have been crabby about it, but the weather was perfect, so it was just fine.

    I have so much to do, but all I want to do is binge watch the rest of Bloodline and eat and sleep.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Also, we watched two movies this weekend that were decent AND under 2 hours.

      The Visit – about kids that go stay with their weird grandparents. The kid brother was pretty annoying, but overall a fun and silly horror movie.

      Slow West – I’ve been wanting to see this for a while because Ben Mendelsohn is in it, and ever since seeing him in Bloodline, I feel like I should watch everything he is in. Mr. Costco loves westerns and seemed to enjoy this. I also thought it was pretty great. Fassbender is in it for those of you that love him.

    • It looks great outside and I haven’t left the office. Ugh.

  3. hotspur says:

    I watched another Dracula movie last night and talked on the phone for two hours with an East Coast friend about the state of the nation. Then worked on a side project thing for a couple hours. It went well enough.

    I might step away from my desk to sit in sunlight and read a book (well, a kindle) on lunchbreak, which I haven’t done in months. But work is busy so far, which is not my personal ideal of how work should be.

  4. FRQ says:

    Not great. My stupid reflux or whatever it is refuses to let up. My allergist suggested I go off of certain foods to see if it’s allergy related, but nothing has changed. Granted, it’s only been 2 days, but I would expect to see even a sliver of improvement. Also, I’ve read more about the disease she thinks it is, and I’m having symptoms that aren’t listed for it, so I’m thinking her hypothesis is wrong. I did make an appointment with highly rated GI doctor, but the soonest he could see me is in 6 weeks, and I don’t know if I can take it for that long. I feel like my two most immediate options are the ENT doctor (who initially proposed a new set of tests, but during our last visit ended up recommending the same goddamn things the internet suggests), or my previous GI doctor (who is also highly touted, but after our last appointment ran out of ideas because her tests came up negative). I’m leaning towards the latter, but if you guys have any thoughts, I’m open.

    Other than that, it’s been a slow day. My boss is on vacation, so I’ve been spending the week rearranging our department’s cloud space and planning for future activities. My new fridge should be arriving this evening, so I’ll finally be able to store ice cream in my freezer.

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      I just had a bunch of blood work done for health issues, and all the results came back normal, which is good, but also leaves me with no answers. So I guess I have to go see some specialists, but I’m not looking forward to that.

      Sorry your new diet isn’t helping yet. Hopefully it will get better after a few more days.

    • hotspur says:

      I was so full of acid for years, it was terrible. I was able to reel it in, 90%, by drinking lots of water (a pint when I wake up, then another 3-5 throughout the day) and avoiding obviously sugary foods (like cake and cookies). I dunno, I’m no doctor, so it might not work for you at all, but within two weeks of committing to proper hydration and less sugar, the acid subsided here.

    • old man fatima says:

      Are you able to mitigate it at all, by avoiding acidic foods and drinking a lot of milk or anything? I literally know nothing about reflux other than my old coworker had it and she had to give up tomato juice, which was her favourite thing ever because she was a weirdo. What I’m saying is, can you test out a really restrictive diet and tough it out for 6 weeks, rather than going back to a doctor who wasn’t able to help you before? Although, one of those doctors might have new suggestions if what they suggested before didn’t cut the mustard. Although although, you don’t live in a place where health care is free, so you might not want to cram in all these extra doctor visits if they aren’t likely to help.

      • FRQ says:

        I won’t burden you with the long story, but basically I’ve tried all of the recommended solutions for reflux, with few results. Towards the end of 2014, I had a couple of tests done, and they came up negative. Shortly after, the symptoms just magically went away on their own, then decided to come back this past Thanksgiving. Since then I’ve seen other doctors, and all most want to do is prescribe me medicines that I have already tried, or lifestyle changes (diet, elevating head during sleep, etc) that don’t do much. I’m hesitant to even call it “reflux”. Normally I’d never go back, but I’ve been dealing with this now for almost 2 years, and if it has progressed to something worse, I don’t want to wait another month and a half to do something about it. My insurance is pretty good so bills won’t really be an issue.

        • old man fatima says:

          In that case, try out one of these doctors but still see the new one in 6 weeks. You can always cancel that appointment if things work out, or get a second opinion on what the other GI recommended.

  5. flanny says:

    It’s been fine! But the big news is that they’re redoing the haunted supply closet here in the basement. So despite the fact that I am still alive down here, they’ve moved a lot of stuff (furniture-type stuff) into the room next to my office, which attaches to my office and which I consider my domain even though I use it less frequently during the summer. Okay whatever, I can handle it temporarily. But today I came in and more stuff had been moved in, blocking access to my printer. This new stuff includes boxes of old files which smell musty, and a terrifying dressmaker’s dummy. It’s been in the storage room for so long that no one knows where it came from, and everyone on campus has taken to calling it “the lady.” It’s fun because basically it’s facing me when I go through the door into that room. It was extra spooky when I didn’t know it was in there, and I opened the door and there weren’t any lights on and everything was shadowy. Here she is. The lady.

    (Please note those bookshelves are blocking access to the windows and literally half the room. Hahahahaha, SAVE ME.)

  6. artdorkgirl says:

    Day three of my month long fellowship continues as expected. It was really nice today so I ate my lunch outside. There are at least 7 fellows here but only 2 of us are art historians. Everyone else is an English person (as in, they study English). They seem fine.

    I am getting to the point where I feel very confident about reading 19th century handwriting. This is a worrisome development.

    • old man fatima says:

      That handwriting sample you posted on fb was amazing.

      • artdorkgirl says:

        There has been one worse, to the point that I thought the man’s name was Terrell but it was actually Yewell. That guy and his handwriting can shove it.

  7. Sota says:

    I had to go to an offsite client meeting today, which really did end up going well. Although on the way back in the car my boss was on a phone call, and by the time we got back to the office I was so thrilled to get out of the car without crashing in a firey distracted driving pile up. What a nightmare. She is a danger to herself and others.

    Other than that I just ate a delicious croissant sandwich for a late lunch, I barely escaped being visibly hangry. But most importantly it is a beautiful day outside and I can’t wait to get out of work and go enjoy it!

  8. catweazle says:

    Well, I just woke up from a long nap during which I had a very involved dream about being a character on Game of Thrones and trying to convince Arya not to make a deal with a loan shark. Now I’m about to knock out a couple of hours of Zelda and then I’m going to go for a walk in a nearby neighborhood I love and go to my favorite little tchotchke shop and then get some dinner. I like lazy vacation!

  9. old man fatima says:

    I called in sick today so I could spend the whole day job hunting, and I did! It’s super warm and sunny so I took Chompers out for a walk after sending out a zillion CVs to get some frozen yogurt, and I parked her at the bench outside while I went in. When I came outside, there was this gorgeous, super super hip lesbian couple sitting on the bench like “she looked like she needed some company” and she was LOVING them! She is a very nervous, shy dog! I’ve never seen her warm up to strangers like that! Is my dog a beautiful, hip lesbian? She’s gorgeous and she wears a lot of fun bandanas, so there is only one unknown in that question. Chompers, we love you no matter what. It definitely explains why she isn’t into Mycroft’s advances.

    • Sota says:

      Oooo I need to do a call in sick day to do job searching. That is a very good idea!

      • old man fatima says:

        I call it a mental health day! I had all these jobs I wanted to apply to just sitting on my computer, because it takes so gd long to make targeted CVs and cover letters and I don’t want to do more than one or two in the evenings after a full day of work and then taking the dog out and cooking dinner. Who has that kind of time?? Why can’t there just be one enormous placement agency in charge of the entire city who will just call you when they’ve found you a job, and also why can’t jobs be only 5 hours per day and also pay more? Is that too much to ask?????

    • artdorkgirl says:

      So much about Chompers has suddenly become clear!

  10. old man fatima says:

    Oh, I also watched part of The Champions today, that documentary about the Michael Vick dogs. It made me cry too much, so I decided I’d have to watch it in chunks. Very good though! It was extra sad for me because Chomps came from a dog fighting situation. We also have a dog at the dog rescue I volunteer at who came from a fighting bust. She can’t be near other dogs and can’t handle any loud noises or crowds. She has a gimpy leg and one broken ear that is permanently folded over. People are just the worst sometimes.

    • flanny says:

      Aww, just today I sent the shelter where I adopted Bianca an update email (a “happy tail”) telling them how nicely she’s adjusting and how happy I am that I didn’t run in fear when I came to adopt her. She put up a real fight that afternoon and she drew a lot of blood for a declawed cat. But right now she’s on her back at my feet looking precious. Thanks, shelters, for giving the difficult animals a chance!!

  11. martinmegz says:

    Tomorrow we’re going to take a tour of JPL instead of working in the office and I am so excited I might not sleep tonight.

    • martinmegz says:

      Ugh now I’m super angry about work. We have a booth at an event on a weekend and my coworkers are refusing to come help, leaving me to do it myself from 11 am to 9 pm two days in a row. Like, they aren’t being asked to work for free or even work more hours than usual – they would take a weekday off instead that week. This is the only time this year they’re being asked to do something on a weekend. They know that refusing to help leaves me personally in a bind.

      I think they’re a bunch of selfish assholes, and I really resent this. I stick up for them all the time – the only reason they have two work from home days a month is because I spoke up about it and I don’t even do work from home, I just wanted to help them. This is the second time in a few years that they’ve screwed me over by not doing something very simple. As far as I’m concerned, they’re all on their own now.

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        That is SUPER shitty. I have to work at events like that all the time, usually by myself, but they are also usually only 4 or 5 hours. 11 am – 9 pm???? That sounds like a nightmare!

      • collin0truckasaurus says:

        Ugh, I don’t blame you! They owe you big time and they can’t even do this once??

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