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Worky Worky Busy Bee

I need to find a way to get more accomplished in a day.
Well, other than the obvious step of being less lazy and lethargic.

I found a cool website with a tipping guide - Tipping Etiquette

At work yesterday a student asked me if I had a dictionary she could borrow, and after a reflective pause I gave her a surprised sounding "Sorry, no. I don't have a dictionary in my office." At some point this year I realized I pretty much exclusively used a combination of spell check and Google, so I'd moved my dictionary out of my office and was using it as a prop to keep folders from falling down in the filing cabinet. She seemed stunned I didn't have one, and when I suggested she use the computer on the counter near her to try dictionary.com she quasi-freaked out, waved her hands around saying "nevermind nevermind" and knelt her head back over whatever paper she was writing, refusing to make eye-contact with me no matter how much I encouraged her to try the computer. I couldn't figure out which of us was the oddball.

I feel like I've been ignoring LJ lately, but it's just been a really busy time. Busy, but not necessarily interesting; however, I will babble about it for a bit since I miss LJ.

Just got back from Wisconsin (yay!), but haven't had a chance to recover. We also brought back some minor colds along with the cheese curd, which is frustrating as we have stuff we need to get done both at home and work.

Our contractor started Saturday on our bathroom. More to that story another time. I will say it's odd scheduling on our part - after waiting three or four years to replace the broken shower perhaps picking the day after a vacation to start, the work taking place during Monkey's LAN party, and continuing up to and possibly through relatives visiting. Still, I cannot *wait* for it to be done because it's looking awesome and I will post pictures. :)

This weekend hopefully I will get to see my best friend from high school down from GA visiting family, one of our groomsmen visiting from Tally, my aunt/uncle/grandmother visiting from NY, and (if we're lucky) visitors from Canada, as well. That's a lot for one weekend! Plus the contractor should be finishing some time Saturday (fingers crossed) and it's Mullet Festival! And it is my best friend's birthday. Funny how it seems everything happens at once. Confluence.

Since the contractor was nonstop worker man - he is *amazing* - I felt guilty just sitting around playing online on Saturday/Sunday. So even though I was sick and I was tired from the drive/trip and really needed the rest before returning to work, Saturday I started working on a massive cleaning/organization project that was long overdue. I'm still not finished, but I've made a dent, and I can see a bit of a light at the end of the tunnel. If I don't manage to purge and organize as much as I wanted to, I'm still okay with what I've done at this point with the idea that I'll take a break and make another attempt in the future. :)

Okay - I feel better that I've posted something other than pictures. I do have loads of bathroom pictures to post and lots to say about remodeling, but that's for another time.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 15th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Gotta say, I find online dictionaries much less satisfactory than hardcopy.
Oct. 15th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I *totally* agree that paper books are much more satisfying in almost every way, but usually when I'm needing a dictionary it's because I'm typing a document at work and already in Word or Outlook. Consequently, the squiggly red line of bad triggers one or two attempts to correct the word on my own. If I can't, it's much faster for me to Google the word, see what Google *thinks* I meant to say, and cut/paste their suggestion (90% of the time on the first try) into my paperwork than it is for me to reach around on my bookshelf, and flip around to find my word, then type it up myself. (This is extra true for words that I've gone completely off-base with my spelling and can't even find in the dictionary.)

Also, I have a huge problem with folders falling over. ;)
Oct. 17th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Re: Dikshunairee
She's crazy... not because she wanted a paper dictionary... I think we all love the paper version.... but because it's dorky to turn down something you need because it's not in the format you want.

Honestly I like both paper and online version. I just love books of any sort really. However I like the... round understanding you get looking it up online.

I know that sounds weird. When you look something up online you often get a few slightly different versions of what that word means. So you read them all and you have an overall concept of what that word means. I do the same thing with German. There are few things I understand in German I would have a hard explaining in English.
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