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so, me, thinking i’m rather freakin’ clever, was like, “yeah. i’m gonna go ahead and upload all the icons for the rest of the month RIGHT NOW!” which, honestly isn’t a bad idea. and actually would be rather clever and convenient. but when i tried to do it, Photobucket was like, “what? you want to use the multiple upload functionality? and you know it’ll work cuz you’ve done it dozens of times before? no, you’re wrong! i hate your face!” and personally, i thought that was a little bit harsh. but apparently Photobucket disagrees, and since it’s 11pm. i really don’t have time to reason with it right now.

so, i just had a most awesome convo with Lydia! i got to vent so my head won’t be exploding after all! AND i still think it would be hilarious if we really did do the collab we were talking about. at the very least, we would thoroughly amuse ourselves.

i also am still talking to Dome. <3 for anyone who doesn't know, Dome is the best person with which to discuss the parallels between Buffy and Dr Who. i would even go so far as to say that, if you haven't already, you should watch both series just so that you can have such conversations. XDoh! writer's block! writer's block!ack! so, on Saturday, at my Aunty Judy's wedding reception, i forgot my purse. since my mom was going to visit her today anyway, she's bringing it home with her. which is really good, cuz it means i can stop driving without my license now! #examplesofwhatyoushouldntdoso, we're already more than half way through April, and as we get closer to the end, i can't help feeling like we should be preparing for something else in May. some other activity we can do every day that connects and strengthens friendships. **watched Dome’s latest video**

alright, it’s time for me to go to bed. g’night!

((NOTE)) 4/20/2010: i don’t know what happened with the formatting on that last paragraph, but i didn’t write it as one huge block of text. that’s so awful! :/<!– text

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>one for the kids

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hey kids! it’s blog time!

so i’m afraid this is going to be another short one. it’s getting late and i still have things to do. so i’ll be brilliant tomorrow (yeah, right!), ok?<!– text

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so guess who just woke up and remembered her blog! ha!

so i was all about getting my 7NAP video up in time, and like most weeks, went to bed after i hit upload, but FORGOT TO WRITE A BLOG!!!!!

and just to add insult to injury, i talked about BEDA in my video. yeah, genius right?

and i actually very nearly forgot i had to do a video! i was all, “i’m gonna spend a half an hour (at work) to take a look at this outline/agenda for the Guide.” and then, i suddenly remembered it was Friday, and started watching all the 7NAP videos for the week.

so anyway, i suddenly realized that in that “IMPORTANT” email that i tried to get everyone on staff to read, i told them i was gonna have a preliminary plan outline and agenda ready for them by Sunday, about Tuesday at the latest. this means i have to transfer all my thoughts i scribbled on paper to the computer. and transcribing just isn’t one of my favorite activities. :/

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i’m sure, if i had written any of that yesterday, it would be sprinkled with clever little things i pondered over the day. but i didn’t, so it’s not. sorry.

so my aunt’s wedding reception is later today. and i’m just like, “holy, hell! what am i going to wear?!” which is the problem when you’re a nerd girl who 1) likes the indoors better than outdoors 2) thinks that wearing pajamas anytime should become acceptable 3) has 75 t-shirts and maybe 5 dress tops.

i have been known to not attend parties simply because i had nothing appropriate to wear. do i remedy this and go shopping? no. of course not! that would be completely sound and logical thinking! instead i tell myself i didn’t want to go anyway, i don’t even really like those people, and anywhere jeans and a t-shirt is unacceptable is unacceptable to me!

but that’s not the only thing happening today. what am i REALLY excited for? DR. WHO!!! don’t even bother trying to explain that i should be more excited for my aunt. there’s no point. you’ll have better luck trying to explain to someone that the grass is, in fact, a pleasant shade of pale orange. besides, who doesn’t love Dr. Who? oh, yeah. my entire family.

i’m so ADD when i blog! i just totally stopped writing for like, 20 minutes! i was off tweeting, and looking at Stuff on Heads (which was made by Austin and is fantastic!), and updating apps on my phone. ridiculous!

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>in no rush (finally!)

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oh, hai blog!

so i’m in a MUCH better mood than when i last got down to the business of blogging. though i must give myself props for being that concise while i was half asleep! i can’t be that terse when i’m fully conscious and making my best efforts!

however, even twitter, the ever-so-famed “micro-blogging” with its 140 characters, would have been infinitely more descriptive than i was yesterday.

so, there is solid proof that Sean is in the running for most awesome being in the universe. and by solid i mean not so much tangible as available online: http://bit.ly/NFBook. and if you ask me (a girl who has stronger, healthier online friendships than IRL friendships), that’s just as real, if not more so.

ok, that “taxes! grr!” thing was cuz… well, for all the paranoid worrying (which correct me if i’m wrong, but i think i’m known for) that i do, my mom cranks that up a notch. …or ten.
so a situation that i was already tensely biting my lips over, she was screaming about. i love my mom. generally a smarty, witty, caring, loving, compassionate and CALM person. *carefully measuring words* she was driving me FUCKING crazy!!! i was exhausted just WATCHING her freak out! just imagine, if at all possible, that i looked like the stable, calm thinker in the situation. yeah. it was that scary.

so, tonight was taxes panic part two. you see, i was trying to file online. the feds took my money (i actually owed this year! ugh!!!), not a hitch. the state, who owes me, is like REJECTED! part of the problem is the site i chose to use, but i’m not even going to delve into the finer, more snooze worthy details. point is, i had to print out a form, scribble my John Hancock (i HATE that term! why did i even use it? i get it, i know the history of the term. but I am NOT Mr. Hancock, and… well it’s just inaccurate!), and drive down to the post office to drop it off. left at about 8, returned at about 9. round trip without psycho bumper to bumper traffic for the last three blocks is about 20 minutes. maybe 25. yeah, exactly. endless fun! i only wish i could do this EVERY night! (did you, did you catch the sarcasm? careful, it’s heavy!)

so, because i know you were TOTALLY craving MORE talk about the Guide in this blog, here we go! i am currently working on an outline for how the staff will be organized so that we can competently handle the (hopefully) thousands of submissions. also, i’m organizing the agenda for the staff only meeting that needs to take place so that we can discuss, perfect and enact this outline. i LOVE working on the Guide! i definitely went to school for the right stuff. (journalism) 🙂

so, tomorrow the rental car goes back. you remember the rental car, right? that was a fun story! so yeah. the thing too depressing to mention then, we’ll just tackle real quick now. my mother and i were saving up for the down payment on a new car. ALL of that money went to fix our old car. yeah. we’re still not over that. so now i’m like, can we just keep the rental? i like that little, zippy car! except i want it in a Honda version (the “Fit.” ugh! what an awful name for a car!). i’m just a little scared every time i hit the brake in that Toyota. :/

man! we’re at the half way point fellow BEDAers! yay for us! 😀

P.S. @Lydia i love that you’re enjoying the “Fatigue Meter”! maybe i should make icons for my blog after this too? and for the Guide blog if i can! 😀

P.S.S i like the new ALL CAPS album more than i thought i would. and i thought i would like it, so what i mean is i like it A LOT! (listen to it on my Ning page)<!– text

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>super-short

>Fatigue meter: 10

1: Guide website, yay! http://bit.ly/NFBook

2: taxes. Grr!

3: blogging from my phone.

4: was almost asleep when I remembered to blog

5: going to bed now.<!– text

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>cute stories – BEDA 12/13

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now, we could pretend there was a post yesterday, but then we’d be venturing far past the world of slanted views and technicalities, and straight into delusional. besides, i can’t lie to you blog! lying to you would be like lying to myself. …actually it IS lying to myself. and, frankly, if i’m going to start lying to myself, i might as well go all the way. i’d want to be fabulously rich with a pony. i don’t want to ride the pony of course! i only want it to show that i have enough money to maintain a pony. but i digress!

so, i’m a weirdo who actually enjoys hearing my coworker’s stories about their kids. (they’re just these little people, ya know. yet to be tarnished by the world. how their little minds develop is absolutely fascinating!) so boss #3 is talking about his 2 1/2 yr. old son. “The probability of me finishing these (his green beans) isn’t very high,” he says. god, but i hope when (if) i have kids they say awesome stuff like that!

and while we’re on the topic of cute things: today i discovered i’d used the last of the toilet tissue when i went to replace the roll. i was very loudly complaining about this when my brother walked in and, very sweetly, asked for the empty cardboard roll. “out of toilet tissue? the roll?” he says with an outstretched hand. “what? you want this?” i say, handing it to him. he happily takes it, presses it to his eye, and says, “telescope!” as he walks away. you can’t not love that!

so, i’m getting way to tired to keep writing and i may or may not be having a Skype meeting with Sean tomorrow morning, so i need to sleep so i don’t do anything stupid in a half conscious state. like ok a page that’s in fuschia. not that i think Sean would make a page in fuschia, but still.

>Storm Before the Calm – BEDA 11

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I’M DONE WITH ALL THE GUIDE PRESS PACKAGE LAYOUT!!!

So now the only thing left is to finish the logistics of sending them out and I can be done thinking about them! I’ll be so glad not to be thinking about them! Especially since it’s seriously cutting into my blog meter design time! i mean, seriously. priorities!

so beside the usual Guide meeting which went rather well… all but Kip, Amy and Karolina were there actually, so that’s really good! and Karolina wasn’t there because she was busy being ridiculously awesome and representing the Guide at John Green’s book tour!

however, before the meeting did not go so smoothly. despite my best intentions to get everything done before the meeting, In-Design refused to start properly. :/ and when i finally got it to start properly, my brother decided to flood the kitchen. so instead of having plenty of time to finish everything, i barely made it to the meeting on time!

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>New Icons – BEDA 10

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so, for some reason, i slept like, ALL DAY! i don’t know what the hell made me so tired, but either way it’s thrown my time off! i thought it was only quarter past 10, but apparently it was quarter past 11. :/

so i finished one of the icons, as you can see, but i ran out of time to do the other 🙁 oh well. after i finish writing this though, i can see other BEDA/VEDA posts! yay!

so the only thing i did accomplish today was sending Sean an email about the site and all things concerning it. but that’s better than getting nothing done, right?

oh, and in my quest to catch up on all my subscriptions, i finally watched one of Clive’s “Clive’s Angels” videos (<– that is correct, but doesn't look like it. quotes should help!) and found this:
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>super-short, but on time! – BEDA 9

>Blog Count: 9 Blogs Left: 21
Blog Fatigue: 2

irony. not the funny kind:

what’s so ironic you ask? i started uploading earlier than usual. and it added extra time. (5 hours instead of 3) still, i was gonna make it! and now this. 🙁

ok, now for your feature presentation!

REALLY uneventful Friday! 2 cool things though: 1) i got to talk to Meg via Skype on my phone 2) i’m talking to Dome (now) <3the fatigue meter is only that high cuz i'm tired. and the blog is being posted so late cuz i wanted to make those icons i mentioned before. almost done actually. but if i have to choose between a blog on time and a blog with epic icons (#completeoverstatement), in this case i'm gonna choose to be on time! i don't want to go back to the world of slanted views and technicalities. it's not very pleasant. :(and so, with 2 minutes to spare, i leave you now. <!– text

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>a grumpy blog – BEDA 8

>Blog Count: 8 Blogs Left: 22
Fatigue Meter: 5

don’t know what happened to the blog meters for the last couple of blogs. moving on!

ok, so it’s time to fess up. that “giant moth” that allegedly “tried to eat me” was really just a full sized regular moth that flew toward me and scared the crap out of me. although, in my defense, it had to be the creepiest moth ever. i heard this muffled crackling noise, and when i looked for where the sound was coming from, MOTH ATTACK!!! so yeah. creepy.

so, real quick, we’re gonna look at the pictoral representation of my life:

mm, yeah. yep. i like to refer to it as “My Life in 8 Boxes,” but you can call it any snarky thing you please, so long as you leave it in the comments.

i love that i’ve gone to guidetonerdfighting.com often enough (and everywhere else seldom enough) that it’s in my top 8! it’s barely been up for a day! Everything either has to do with Google or Nerdfighters.

well, the fatigue meter’s running kinda high today. which, honestly, is rather unexpected! all day i’ve been thinking of little things i could say or include, and just generally getting excited about it. (yes, i know that’s pathetic.) but now that i’m actually doing the actual blogging… well, i don’t really feel like blogging right now. i tried to watch some YT to kind of get me into a more “i wanna share with the world” mood, but to no avail. i apologize for being so crabby… that’s what it is! i’m just tired and kinda cranky. sorry. :/

i’m either really paranoid or i’m right (i really hope i’m not right!) about my emails being excessive. both in content and in quantity. i always am trying to make sure that there aren’t any misunderstandings and i think i might come off as bossy. and then i try to keep everyone informed, but i think i come off as… well, nagging. so if you’ve gotten email from me, and you really would rather i’d turn it down a notch, let me know. cuz any annoyance is definitely unintentional!

ok, i’m just reaching now. i’m too tired to talk about anything remotely interesting. though i AM looking forward to hearing about how things went at the Boulder stop on John Green’s book tour! can’t wait to get a chance to talk to Lydia about that! 😀 <!– text

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