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I can do the full Thriller dance now!!! The Vincent Price version, not the 3 minute radio version. Yay! I still need to play the video with the spoken dance steps; I can't do them completely on my own, but I'm getting close. I can do the radio version even without the spoken words, so now it's just a waiting game - some day I'll be in a Walmart or a McDonalds when the song comes on over the radio and SURPRISE!! Don't think I won't, either. I worked hard for this.

Work has been busy but not painful. So far people haven't been yelling that much, and I'm no longer adverse to pointing out that if they had put in their application, sent away for transcripts and filed for financial aide earlier (as opposed to the week before classes starting) they would have access to classes and free money by now, but there is nothing I can do to speed up your other college sending out a transcript or the federal government processing your pell application AND even if both did arrive tomorrow we can't guarantee they will be entered into our database before classes start on Monday considering how many other people are asking us the same questions about *their* late applications. I am friendly about it and phrase it in a way to point out this is a lesson for them to make life easier for them next semester. It's true. It's a lesson I had to learn myself back when I was a student. Meanwhile, I'm actually optimistic I may finish one major project tomorrow despite all the interruptions AND today was our employee appreciation luncheon (which most of our office didn't get to attend because we had to work) so I got a free meal. I brought it home for Monkeys and me tonight, and it was actually really, really good though crazy high in points. (Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy, green beans, red velvet cake.) We split it 75/25 in a vain effort to control points. Well, I lie. I ate all the cake. But I didn't get lunch today, so I'm hoping I stayed under points...

Tomorrow is lunch with parents. Friday is dinner and a movie with the old Reading Group. Saturday is Gathering. Sunday my parents are coming up to our house for lunch - we're going to watch the 2nd season of the IT Crowd (my parents love that show!) and I get to show them my Thriller dance and the headboard Monkeys built.

Now I ought to get of and work a bit on Dragoncon prep and at least one strand on my cross stitch project, darn it.


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Aug. 20th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
It's it wonderful when you can finally let people know it's THEIR fault they are in the situation they are in?? I love that.

Soooo cool about the triller dance. I'll totally learn it one day.

Oh! I finished my cross stitch project. Hurray! Only took me like 6 years.
Aug. 20th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
someone posted this on their LJ and thought of you :)

"For ONE WEEK ONLY the Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island is offering free online access! Login with the username "guest" and the password "pattern".

COPA has about 48,000 vintage patterns (including the small scale pattern piece images!) dating from 1868—2000."
Aug. 21st, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm learning the Thriller dance tonight! We'll have to find each other so we can dance together. :) YAY!

oh snap
Aug. 23rd, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so impressed you learned it in one day!!
And I'm glad there'll be someone I know around, too.
I'm still hoping Monkeys will work on it a bit, but I don't think he's going to go for it. It was hard on his back and shoulders, so I don't think he's going to be able to pull it off. Of course, I'm also hoping for many more chances to do this - it's just plain fun.

Which practice session are you going to try to attend? I know there are two chances, Until the full con schedule is up, I wasn't sure which one I am going to attend. :)
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