Hi, Internets!!! I'm still here, still kicking and very much alive. Just been a wee bit busy at the RL job. I'm still juggling 2 production teams. We've hired one Project Manager and are still working on #2.
Things are insane, but handleable. :)
This, however, really was a pretty awesome crazed week. First, we have Monday and the sinus headache of the damned. I got to work early, managed to tough it out until 10:45 a.m. and then succumbed.
It's been rather muggy around here, though the temps are way cool and lovely outside, the inside temp at my apartment is extremely warm. Greenhouse effect FTW! Oh wait, that's good in WINTER. Not so great right now when I have no a/c yet (building usually flips the HVAC system over sometime at the end of April) and no way to open my 2 measly windows because of the ongoing and annoying brickwork. The windows are both sealed from the outside. Seeing as how I'm on the 10th floor, not so easy to just run out and unseal. ::g::
I've survived - thanks to Internet tricks (cold cold water soaked washcloth and a small electric fan) and the fact that it rained for a couple of days.
Today was the height of OMFG you are going to be GONE for 2 work days, quick, can you look at this, send me a reply, tell me status of XX, omg, talk to me, please. Plus all sorts of fun and games with tech.
I get stuff done, check in with da BossLady and head home to finish packing for Malice Domestic (I'm going to the hotel around 3 tomorrow). When I got to my door, I find a notice - hey, we're going to spray for bugs on Monday. Just an FYI and say, you can't be here when we do it. Say what? Monday? No frakin' way! That's my post-convention recuperation day. I was going to come home Sunday, pass out and laze about all day on Monday so I could go to work less con-fused. ::g::
Okay, no worries, I'll just update the hotel reservation and add one more day. Except, nope, no rooms left at con rate and so sorry, dude. Arrrgh.
I've sent a plea out to a group of friends, some of whom might be staying an extra night, begging a bed. Hopefully, someone will come through. I so hate to do this last minute, but hey, had I had some notice, I might could have actually *planned* something! Sigh.
Oh well, I'll figure something out. If all else fails, I'll just go to work and save my day off for another day. (Hey, universe, that would so be my *last* choice, 'k?)
Book 3 - as yet untitled - is coming along nicely - that is, the pre-writing gathering of thoughts, of research, of planning and such. Since I'm spending the weekend in the company of some of my favorite writers, I'm hoping we'll get some time to do some idea-exchanging. Got to love cons!
My Kindle is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Now to stop buying books (at least for a while). I've purchased about 20 books so far, some new items (John Adams, Small Favor by Jim Butcher) and bought e-copies of favorites for re-reading. Hope to start a great list of To Be Purchased soon. This is totally not going to replace my print library, but to allow me to supplement since I have such a small living space. In fact, my copy of stacia_kane
's Personal Demons
just arrived and I'm bringing it to the con with me. I hope I'll get a little reading time!
I just realized this morning that I'm going to miss tomorrow night's episode of Supernatural
, because the hotel does not have CW! EEEP!!!! I guess I'll have to be very careful around LJ when I do get to check in over the weekend to avoid spoilers. Oh well, perhaps I'll just stay in the bar and pretend it's not really on. ::g::
Hope everyone's week is less insane than mine and more fun!
Oh yeah, ETA: Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!!