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September 2017
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Today's Update and Outrage of the Week

Work: Relatively busy, today. I stapled and collated handouts for a seminar in Austin that some of our caseworkers are going to attend this weekend. I also learned how to prepare the work schedule for the referral caseworker of the day and for the back-up receptionist on duty. The schedules are pretty simple to do; they just involve using an Excel spreadsheet and changing names and dates around, each moonth. The trick is to make up the new schedule early enough in the month so that all changes can be finalized before the new month begins.

Outrage of the Week:
So--Today, I went into the women's room after quitting time and headed for my favorite stall. It's my favorite because if offers more elbow room than the others. Anyway, just before I stepped in, I noticed that A. The toilet seat was covered in toilet paper and B. The toilet had not been flushed--and it really needed to have been. :P I flushed it all, did my thing, and came back out to wash my hands. I discovered that someone had used the hot water but then had not bothered to clean up the splatters of sink water all over the countertop, even though a length of clean, dry paper toweling lay nearby.

I do not get this. Was the toilet seat going to be dirtier than what this woman had to wipe off of herself? How can someone be so paranoid about cleanliness that they'll drape the seat in TP, yet leave the sink and the toilet filthy? What is the matter with people like this? Sheesh!


TV: Tonight, I look forward to watching my usual House, MD, Dog, Crossing Jordan, and Cold Case Files. I might forego Files, though; we'll see.

Schiavo: Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder, Jesse Jackson shows up. The cognitive dissonance is killing me. I would like for Mrs. Schiavo to be allowed to live, but I so can't stand Jesse Jackson. This should be, er, interesting.

Silliness: I've discovered it's the Paul Graves part of me that insists on straightening the columns of in-out buttons on the magnetic board at my office. This is the same obssession with precision that made him so godawful picky about his journal layout. 'Forward' and 'Back' would not do for him. Oh, no. Paul had to have 'Previous' and 'Subsequent.' I swear, even Aerden is not that picky!

Books: I've ordered Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior by Brick and Erickson, along with John Adams: Party of One by James Grant, and Drake & Drake's Pharmaceutical Word Book 2005.

Wicca: Now I need to buy an athame. Also, good news! We're doing The Chocolate Ritual for Beltane or Midsummer!

*looks at entry* Gawd, anyone who doesn't know me would probably thimk I'm insane, the way I constantly reference my characters... I really must stop that, but I doubt I will.

Medical Transcription Word of the Day: tardive dyskinesia - repetitive, purposeless, involuntary movements sometimes seen in patients who must take psychoactive medication. Treatment is individualized, usually involving a reduction of the medicine dosage. Sometimes, however, this is not possible because of the severity of a patient's mental illness.

Current Mood: Chipper! Yes, I'm Seth.
Comments

I ♥ House. =)

Iswari--So do I! The medical detective bits are interesting, and it's always a lot of fun to observe the undercurrents in everyone's conversations, sort of like watching The Lion In Winter, but with doctors.

Chantal

Oh! Chocolate ritual! :D

And... all writers are insane. Imaginary People talk in our heads. It's good to be crazy.

Heh...Feel free to check the ritual out, now that I've added a link to it. (g)

Yep, we are crazy, but at least it's a good kind of crazy!

Chantal

Hee! *clicky*

I have a story you might can appreciate. I used to be friends with this group of people, and every single one of them had a holiday to celebrate, and they threw parties and stuff. You know, the usual - Easter, Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, etc. Well I was damned if I was going to throw a party for Valentine's Day, but I wanted a holiday, too, so I picked Imbolc. To which everyone said, "dahuuuah?", not knowing the first thing about Imbolc (or Oimelc, depending on which spelling one favors). And then I decided that a chocolate party would be the most appropriate way to celebrate. There's lots of reasons my brain came up with to justify this, but it's too long to write, but needless to say - the chocolate party was a big hit. I had to move it to April this year, though, because of the wedding being in February. But the chocolate party is now a much-loved part of the completely out-of-control holiday cycle of the USA, at least out here in Clear Lake. ;)

:D *is delighted*

Your friends sound like my SCA household, though we mainly just do parties on July 4th and at New Year's. But many of us used to belong to a group called Houston Fans, and they did throw a party every month, usually themed. Those were lots of fun!

Chantal

You have never SEEN filthy

Till you've had to clean a women's bathroom in a movie theater.

As far as I can tell, the reasoning is, "I have to clean after myself and my children and my family ALL YEAR LONG and I'm out today and having a good time and there are people paid to do this so they can clean for once."

Re: You have never SEEN filthy

The worst one I ever saw was at the Randall's across the street from my house. Dirty diaper; 'nuff said. I didn't use that bathroom for months afterward, and then only out of desperation. Fortunately, it was a lot cleaner, that time.

I mean, Geeze, lady! At least put it in the trash!

Chantal

Heh. When talking with other writers, or people who 'know' them from my writing or roleplay, I reference my characters all the time, blaming them for my odd quirks. (Captain Hastings seems to be my Paul Graves, for instance, responsbile for all my dress-right-dress habits.) I just don't do it in my livejournal because I made the mistake of inviting family to check it out if they want... you know. People still under the illusion I'm normal.

I guess that's what the friends filter is for, when I think about it.

Also, ditto your thoughts on the bathroom. People's public restroom habits baffle me. Because you know, if we all did our business neatly and considerately... But there's a rant I won't inflict on your board. ;D

Yep! Friends filters are lovely things. (g)

Heh...Aerden gets blamed a lot for my odd quirks. Paul won't put up with it, though.

I've translated Aerden to The Project, by the way. I emailed his character sheet to Kelli and Lance a day or two ago. I'll be interested to see what I can do with him in Alhern.

Chantal

Cool! Isabel's is posted at yahoo, but I see that a lot of them are up here in LJ on The Project's site. She's got a lot fo Gilanna in her, but changing venues always changes a character.

I enjoyed all that you and Kelli posted so far. Maybe I'll get motivated to do a little intro post of my own. And Kris definately made me want to come up with some more characters to populate the place. Er, so to speak.

Yea! I've missed Gilanna. :D

Chantal

Hey, these are real people we've created. Why not discuss them? :)

Re: women's bathrooms. I have no idea why some women are such pigs when it comes to leaving a sanitary stall. I've seen restrooms that made me heave, and I will never, ever use another fast-food restaurant's facilities again. :-X I wonder: how many of these women bitch about their husbands leaving the seat up at home--and yet they leave a mess that biohazard crews would need an hour to clean up?

--Kris

Aerden, Paul, Seth, and my other characters all thank you profusely for admitting their reality. They are all looking at me now and saying, "See? We told you so!"

Chantal