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I was on time for work, appropriately dressed for the weather and my underwear matches.

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Some terrorist organization is going to be pissed that they spent all that time radicalizing and supplying Syed Rizwan Farook and then he used it all to get even at an office party.
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My coworkers will learn better than to ask "why are/were we over there, anyway," any time I'm within earshot for values of "over there" that include conflict zones.

International Relations majors live for that shit.
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To my boss, who has clearly had a bug shoved up his butt about completing all his admin stuff before going on vacation: "J, I'm not laughing with you, I'm laughing at you."

To his boss, my former boss, the guy who demoted me: "Happy Veteran's Day, squid-boy."
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So, it's (depending on how you measure these things) either 43.2 or 6.2 degrees here in Midtown Atlanta and everyone but me is shuffling around in puffy coats and sock hats, staring at me tilting my face and throat to the wind because mmmmm, that feels good.

I'm wearing a tunic style T-shirt, jeans and a hot flash. Sometimes menopause is fun!
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I watched the character study vid of Tony Stark set to Hugo's 99 Problems, and now the song is stuck in my head.

So I edited it.

If you're having girl problems
I feel bad for ya son
I got 99 problems but

Seriously, what's up with the narrative of bitchiness as problem?
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So, ebola has broken out in Dallas, TX. I'm actually a little surprised, since the first victims were shipped to my stomping grounds of Marietta, GA, to continue on to the Atlanta Center for Disease Control or some hospital adjunct thereto.

My efforts to spread panic have so far resulted in virtual pats to the head online ("one patient does not an outbreak make") and some very sceptical expressions amongst my office mates, who mainly make tasteless remarks about the differences between American and West African society with respect to the general level of information available to each about the virus.

Ah, well. I suppose it's pretty tasteless to attempt spreading panic for fun anyway. (hangs head)
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This morning, the cats:
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This afternoon, my fellow prepper wannabe:
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I am easily amused.
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Every time a woman in a T-shirt with her ponytail sticking through the back of her baseball cap gives an interview in Oklahoma, I point and say "Emergency Work Barbie!" because so far, every single one of them that I've seen is spotless and two have been perfectly made up. People doing real emergency work are just. Not. That. Clean.
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So, I had a mini-meltdown the other day (link to that post when I'm back at a regular computer) and am having a moment of self-righteous vindication, because it's her butt hanging out in the breeze and the entire training organization would like to cut her for... Never mind what, it's her butt hanging out and not mine.

(Tries not to be too smug...fails)

Follow up a few hours later: and I mean way out in the breeze. This woman is the picture in the dictionary next to "this is why you have two ears and one mouth" or "best illustration of the need to listen more than you speak."
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I want photo airaware_zps0e6f031c.png

I'd have a shred of guilt following people around on the street, though. Instead, I would have it hang around the office, then follow people into conference rooms and shout WRONG! every time they gave out incorrect information.
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Apparently, I had the Procedure on National Ass Day.

I have no words.
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LIke, strap in for weirdness.

Cut for dream-weirdness )

Maybe I should skip the chicken curry take out right before bed.

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So, for reasons that don't require exploration at this juncture, I was researching Asian noodle recipes and came across this Wikipedia article about Chinese noodles. Under the History section, I read the following:

"In 2002, archaeologists found an earthenware bowl containing world's oldest known noodles, 4000 years old, at the Lajia archaeological site of the Qijia culture along the Yellow River in China.The noodles were well-preserved. After research with parts of the noodle remains in 2004, scientists determined that the noodles were made from foxtail millet and broomcorn millet." (all the footnote superscripts, etc., have been removed. This is plenty well cited in the actual article.)

How twisted is it that my first thought was "this is what happens when you don't clean your plate! Four thousand years later, people are analyzing it and wondering if you were brought up or dragged up," and I don't even have any children of my own. Seriously, I was wondering if there was evidence of barbarian invasion interrupting the meal. If you're making noodles out of what sounds like barely- or undomesticated weeds, you're not living such a life of leisure that you can waste food.

(Note to self: next time you're wondering why you're having trouble shedding the re-gained weight, see this entry, and put the damn fork down.)

Any chance of my f-list rescuing me from further fruitless meandering over teh intertubes? I'm looking for a fairly easy recipe for home made wheat noodles not because I don't love Panda Express, but because I (and my rear view) can't afford to love themquite this much.


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