il_cacciatore: (DanyTyrion)
Well, we just got back from vacation a couple of days ago and I'm already burned out with being back at work. 3/4 of our lab is walled off for construction, and everyone is squished together and on top of each other. It's very unpleasant. We have also been short handed for weeks and are behind on a lot of things, but there is no room to actually catch them up in a reasonable way.

That's all. Just wanted to whine.
il_cacciatore: (Kamala)
Turns out it's hard to keep a journal updated when you do practically the same thing all the time. But my sister came to stay with me this past weekend. We saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (finally), which was quite entertaining. I'm not sure that it was better than the first one, but I did enjoy it a lot. It is one of the only MCU things that I haven't read comics for. I just kind of see the GotG when the pop up in other titles, usually the larger 'event' things. So that makes the movies more enjoyable, as I can't sit there and nitpick everything. I wish I didn't do that in general, but I always have and always will. If I've read/consumed in some manner the source material for a film, I will probably leave feeling at least a little unsatisfied. There are a few exceptions, but that's a general truth.

Uhhh...this Saturday is my Nan's 70th birthday. I suggested throwing a surprise party for her a few weeks ago so my mom, my aunt, and I have been planning it. I'm making the cake on Friday and getting all the decorations together. My uncle is supposed to tell her he's taking her and my Papaw to lunch for her birthday/Father's Day, and instead bring them to my aunt's house where we'll all be. We're supposed to grill, so hopefully the weather holds. My aunt has a covered porch area, but it'd just be easier if we didn't have to get beneath there with the grill and the smoke and all that. Hopefully it will all go well! I need to buy a bundt cake pan...I swear that I had one at one point, but who the hell knows where it is now.

Let's see...I guess the only other real new thing is that I joined an RP on Tumblr with Katie! Superhero-y thing. It is fun so far! Though unsurprisingly I'm impatient for people to post. And also EVERYONE IS LIKE 17 YEARS OLD AND I AM ANCIENT. UGGGGH. I mean I know at I started doing online fandom stuff when I was 14-15, but...you know...the situation was never supposed to get reversed where -I- became the old person and everyone else was talking about homework and parents cutting off internet and so on. Sigh.

We're having a baby shower at work tomorrow for one of our Pathologists. I got her a rather gorgeous illustrated copy of The Secret Garden, so hopefully she likes it. We've had a few baby showers since I started and I usually get similar gifts. I think for the first one it was a copy of Winnie-the-Pooh, then A Little Princesss, and now The Secret Garden. I figure that everyone else is going to buy clothes and diapers and the usual stuff, so I'd rather not.

I guess that's it for now! Super exciting, I know.
il_cacciatore: (KateSmash)
Halfway through today I had to text a friend and tell him that I absolutely needed to go drink after work.

Exactly everything that could have gone wrong today went wrong. Our entire communication system was down - telephones, fax machines, our dictation system, everything. As you can imagine, that would be crippling to any medical office, but we literally can't function without the dictation system. After hours of waiting to see what would or could be done, it was decided that examinations had to be done holding little hand held recorders. The transcriptionist had to come to our building, sit in an office, and wait as we all paraded in and out handing her recorders (which, by the way, could only hold ten minutes of recording at a time). That meant that the recorders could only hold a handful of biopsy exams or one larger case (like a prostate or a kidney or something) at a time before we had to shut everything down, take the recorder somewhere, hope there was a FREE recorder when we got back, wash, rinse, repeat. That all started before I even arrived this morning and won't be resolved until tomorrow, probably after lunch. It made for a very long, tedious day. Coupled with other things, including stupidity from management and the fact that the CEILING STARTED LEAKING, I was just done.

And that's the story of how I got drunk on a Tuesday. The end.
il_cacciatore: (KateGrimace)
Since it has been, oh, four years since I wrote an actual entry about anything on here, I figured I would do a general life update.

I got married in October. This is insane to me, especially after glancing back over this journal. I was in a very different headspace in 2013. Not a good headspace. Aside from financial woes that no one can escape (especially me, apparently), I am generally quite content with things these days. I'm working in clinical pathology. I am not entirely sure how this happened, but it's a thing. I spend most of my days examining various organs that have been removed from people, alongside the Pathology Assistants. I toyed, briefly, with the idea of returning to school to do that job, but there's only a handful of programs that are scattered across the country and they are very, very difficult to get into. It would be nearly impossible for me, as I have no educational background in biology/chemistry/etc.

Instead, I have signed up to take the LSAT in December so that I can apply to law school. I love what I'm doing right now, but without returning for an advanced degree (that would require me to get a BS to even be considered for, thus starting completely from scratch) it isn't sustainable, financially. I work for a non-profit hospital system that has absorbed all of the other hospitals in the area, including surrounding states, and they pay...next to nothing. Nevermind that my position is a skilled position that requires laboratory experience, medical terminology, so on and so forth. I haven't really discussed the LSAT or law school with anyone because I know it's going to seem like it's coming out of left field, even though it's something I've thought about for quite awhile now and looked into extensively. We will see what happens. I am not putting all of my eggs in one basket, for sure. If it works out, great. If it doesn't work out, something else eventually will. If I've learned anything over the last few years it is that the more I try to control the universe, the less it cooperates.

Hm...we also have a dog now. Well, we've had her for three years as of last month. She is literally the most spoiled, ridiculous eight-pound creature that has ever existed, surely. She is laying on my knee staring at me as I type this, and I'm trying to resist the urge to squeeze her head due to my inability to resist her cuteness. The kitties are still around, being lazy fucks as always.

What else is going on? Umm...My sister turned thirteen in December. Again, crazy. She comes and spends weekends with me sometimes. I took her to a Supernatural convention in Nashville last year because I am an excellent sibling. My plan is to take her to NYC or somewhere else next summer, before she starts high school. It will be a sneaky, sneaky surprise.

I am positive that isn't everything, but it's been a long day and I honestly don't know how much of a life update anyone wanted in the first place!
il_cacciatore: (Baelish & Varys)
This journal lives! I am not sure that anyone is around to read it, however. It feels very bizarre to be typing in this box again after so long. The journal was all Supernatral-d out, and since I stopped watching it two seasons ago...that needs to go away.
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