March 22nd, 2004

happyfindus

HEADPHONES: SANITY SAVERS

GAAAAH. Since I got in to work this morning, my computer has been running at high speed like it's working on something, even when there are no programs open. Rebooting didn't help. I've called Help Desk and they're "sending a technician to take a look." ETA: NEVER, apparently. I've got my lovely, wonderful, super, fabulous, noise-muffling headphones on and the music cranked up to cover the sound.

For those in the know, repetitive noises drive me insane. Quickly. Anders says I consider TWO repeats of a noise repetitive (and I stand by that statement, actually). When I first started working at the advertising agency in Chicago, there was a girl at the desk next to me that sat and tapped her pen on the desk when she was on the phone. Which was all the time. I threw paper clips at her to make her stop.

Johan clicks pens when we're in meetings here. I throw things at him, too. It's SO annoying! As a major fidgeter myself, I totally understand the impulse, but geez louise, if I could learn to get it under control and stop annoying people, why can't the rest of the world?!

Oh my god, I'm ranting! ba ha!

That's what happens when I have to listen to repetitive noise for an HOUR AND A HALF. My head is spinning around and should fly right off any minute now.

Another fun thing about my headphones: I sound like Darth Vader to myself. :D Luuuuuuuke. I am your faaaahhhhtthhheeeer.
  • Current Music
    GooGoo Dolls—Slide
tired

BANG ON MY DRUM ALL DAY

Worked all day with a clamp around my head, both literally and figuratively, as I had my headphones on ON TOP of a headache. Urgh. I got home about 15 minutes ahead of Anders and the kids and crashed on the couch for an hour and a half. By the time I dragged myself upright I was groggy and felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd, I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud...

*pulls self together*

I read a chapter from The Meaning of Everything that travelertrish so kindly xeroxed and sent to me and OH! I'm so upset! It ended in the middle of sentence and I WANT TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK!!! It's the story of the Oxford English Dictionary, and I'm such a language geek that I'm drooling at the thought of getting my hands on the whole book. It's on my wish list with stars next to it, but it's only out in hardcover.

Then I ate my first ever inside-out Reese's Peanut Butter cup, and man, that was weird. I'm not sure that it wasn't just plain WRONG.
  • Current Music
    Sister Hazel—Your Mistake