aceofkittens: (work)
I have a huge presentation today at noon, a "Lunch & Learn" during which I will demo our (*ahem!* award-winning) Intranet to the company. The thing has been up and running since December (did I mention we just won an award on it?) and it's pretty much my "baby," but people just aren't really using it like we'd hoped, so this presentation is basically our first major marketing push for this beastie — and hopefully, will decrease the number of "wait, we have an Intranet? Where is it?" comments I hear on a daily basis.

So, last night, I was at work late trying to finish the PPT for the presentation, and I realized there were some screencaptures I needed to do from home. So I went home, did more work, didn't go to Prince Caspian like I'd hoped, and tried to make it an early night to be well rested for the preso, especially since I still have to add all the new slides I made last night at home. Except of course I couldn't sleep, ended up just lying on the couch for a while, then eventually drifted off into a fitful slumber.

Do you know how in dreams, when you're trying to read something, the words never stay the same? Some people can't read in dreams at all; others (like me) can do it, but you can't go back and re-read it again the same way. I tell [livejournal.com profile] invisiblebf this factoid every chance that I get, and he just sighs and rolls his eyes.

Well, let me tell you, trying to add slides to a PPT during a dream does not work either. ;) I dreamed about the presentation all night long. It did not work out well between the inability to add the necessary images, PPT constantly shutting down, and various other computer issues. :) The funny thing is, I don't have any kind of phobia about public speaking. I've been looking forward to giving the presentation today! But, my dream brain apparently didn't get the memo.

I then dreamed about the new Indiana Jones movie. Hmm. I hope it doesn't suck.
aceofkittens: (hmm2)
Hey, it's that interview meme, where people ask questions, get questions, etc. Whee! :) I finally took the bait in [livejournal.com profile] molly_mcb's LJ, and she has asked the following.

You've got questions? I've got answers! )

Irritants

Jun. 9th, 2007 08:09 am
aceofkittens: (ah go on)
Lately, I've been mulling over what little behaviors in other people I find annoying and why. I would have to say that my #1 annoyance is when people don't seem to retain the information I have given them (so it's a real blessing that I dropped out of academe or I would be irritated 24/7). :) Whether it's an inability to follow a story I'm telling, or failing to remember the relationship between key players, or just asking me repeatedly what it is I am doing Friday night, when people do this, I find myself feeling extremely irritated.

Why? One of the reasons is that I am blessed with a memory like a steel jaw trap for certain things and thus I can't imagine that other people might not be as (anal) retentive. Thus, I perceive their inattention or la-la-la flakiness as a failure to listen to me, which triggers some other hot buttons for me.

This is not a killing offense, or else [livejournal.com profile] toastmantom would have been dead years ago. :) However, I often find myself somewhat snarly over this sort of thing.

And what about you? Tell me all your secret irritants...
aceofkittens: (hmm)
Conversation from a few moments ago:

[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: You should get a LJ, you know...
MIB: Uh huh... yeah, yeah.
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: That way you can read all my locked posts...
MIB: Uh huh, yeah...
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: Especially when you're gone this summer.
MIB: Couldn't I just talk to you?
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: ...
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: I'm going to have to post about this!
MIB: That's pathetic.

Accomplishments of the weekend include: I unpacked my Mr. Bento & set up my Sansa MP3 player — instead of doing anything that actually needed doing, of course! :)

ETA: Photo of #1 Mr. Bento lunch. The lunchbox was a lot less roomy on the inside than I thought it would be.
photo! )
aceofkittens: (consumer whore)
Over the weekend, a new MP3 player was purchased for me by MIB. It is a SanDisk® Sansa with 1G capacity. It's so cute and I think I can make playlists and everything. Yay!

Of course, it's enough for me just to own it — I didn't open it nor program it. Just like my Mr. Bento lunchbox.
aceofkittens: (do not want!)
The good news is, apparently Trader Joe's madeleines are made of the finest fresh ingredients and do not contain any preservatives.

The bad news is, if you buy them, but then don't eat them for a few months, they go off and taste like rancid butter.

AAAAAUGH!!!

On an unrelated note, sometimes when I am falling asleep, I will have very random conversations that are somehow related to whatever is happening in my brain. Last night at 4 am, after I started dozing off while online, I managed to make it into the bed. MIB asked me something, and I responded: "You brought snacks!" He said, "...WHAT?" I replied, "Don't worry, it's all from the same bottle."

It's cracking me up, so I thought I would record it for posterity. :)
aceofkittens: (Default)
The awesome [livejournal.com profile] mzsa tagged me once more to do the 10 facts/questions/habits meme. Even though I just did it and have done it like 5 other times, I thought of some good ones, so I decided to comply... but this is going to be the last time I do this meme for a long time. :) So I'm not tagging anyone back. The buck stops here!

10 more facts, etc. about Ace of Kittens )

That is all! Do not ask me to do this again! :)
aceofkittens: (i'm too sexy for this icon)
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] veevi, and though I've done versions of this particular meme several times before, I'm taking a short break and I'll do it again now. :)

"RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs. We only tag because we love."

Just the facts, ma'am )
Well, that should do it. I tag: [livejournal.com profile] aerinys, [livejournal.com profile] bigkgbguy, [livejournal.com profile] cr0wgrrl, [livejournal.com profile] dreamervictoria, [livejournal.com profile] echristo, [livejournal.com profile] fantasticpants, [livejournal.com profile] goldenmean, [livejournal.com profile] hint, [livejournal.com profile] muridae_x, and [livejournal.com profile] sassycat8. Chop, chop!

Oh, and for those who want to know, many other random/fun/weird/whatever facts about me can be found here, here, here, here, and here. :)

Annoying?

Dec. 12th, 2006 07:49 pm
aceofkittens: (mehhhh)
So, I had to make a recording of myself and then I played it back to make sure everything came out ok. And I hadn't realized that I've apparently gotten in the habit of saying everything as though it were a question? Oh my god, how annoying is that? So then I was going to erase and re-record it? But then there wasn't enough time?

Just shoot me?
aceofkittens: (braaains)
So, I'm pretty much repeating December 2005, it would seem. There I was last year, complaining about yet another all-nighter, and here I am now, pulling another all nighter.

But here is a funny bit of conversation from yesterday which is still amusing me even now!

[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: I'm so sick of eating!
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: man, it's such a time consuming habit
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: I wish we could just plug into the wall and charge ourselves that way
[livejournal.com profile] darthmollusc: spoken like a true fembot
[livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens: doh... just blew my cover, didn't I!
[livejournal.com profile] darthmollusc: pretty much yeah :)

What can I say. Busted!
aceofkittens: (Default)
...Just like a LJ entry posted on a Sunday night.

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] bluesilverkdg:

Questions, questions, a meme... bla bla bla )
Though I have a lot to say about thunderstorms, it will have to wait...
aceofkittens: (avatar)
I don't sleep all that much compared to a lot of people. I tend to go to bed late (by choice) and wake up early (by necessity). Eventually, I start to lag and I usually need a good "sleep-in" to recharge my batteries and then I am right back in the sleepless saddle... whee! :)

But once I do go to sleep, I am a solid sleeper. I rarely get up for any reason during the night and I'm not all that easy to wake up in the morning. Sometimes, I say funny/crazy shit when people try to wake me up. Also, I'm able to sleep just about anywhere. I've snoozed at a Metallica concert, at a pool hall, and at a club in Vegas. But I know everyone's different and I'm bored and curious, so... I present...
The Nighttime Sleeping Habits Poll )

And now... off to screw around online for another 5 or 6 hours before bedtime. ;)
aceofkittens: (hmm)
I don't like memes much, but [livejournal.com profile] bluesilverkdg was so nice when she "tagged" me with this one, I thought I'd do it — giving everyone a breather from the ranting and whining which is the typical content of this LJ.

20 Random Facts About AoK )

That is all for now. I'm not going to "tag" anyone. You want to do it, go ahead! :)
aceofkittens: (hmm)
[livejournal.com profile] saladbar finally tipped the scale for me, so here's my list of "10 Things I Have Done." Maybe you've done it too? Maybe you haven't? I guess we'll never know... til you comment. ;)

I have, at one time or another,
1) ...bought out the entire stock of cat food on a small Croatian island.
2) ...been an extra on Buffy and Angel.
3) ...rescued a baby opossum.
4) ...sucessfully 'stalked' a celebrity (meaning, I set out to meet them, and accomplished my goal).
5) ...had my period from New Year's Day continuously through Valentine's Day.
6) ...given David Duchovny the Evil Eye (not related to #4).
7) ...collected Chiquita Banana stickers. ;)
8) ...eaten ants. They taste like chicken lemons!
9) ...snuck into numerous museums without paying for it.
10) ...scraped gum off the jean-clad ass of a former Olympic athlete.

Whee! And not one of those was about alcohol. Wow! ;)
aceofkittens: (hmm)
I'm having very odd cravings. Yesterday, I wanted to feast on peas in the pod — snow peas, sugar peas, anything like that. Right now, I desperately want whiskey and cigarettes.

I wonder what this means...
aceofkittens: (hmm)
I wish I knew the answers to the following important questions:

  • Why do I keep buying exercise videotapes? I can't follow them to save my life. I feel like such a moron when I can't keep up! Why? Why do I keep buying them??

  • Does anyone else like to eat bread and hot mustard sandwiches? For breakfast?

  • Will I ever get past level 7 in Yahoo! Pop & Drop?!!

    Sigh... :)
  • Boxes

    Nov. 3rd, 2003 01:18 pm
    aceofkittens: (Default)
    Having spent the greater part of last week packing stuff into boxes, I think I'm ready to come to terms with a dark truth about myself -- I really love things to put other things into. Boxes, both decorative, and utilitarian. Containers with lids (plastic or otherwise). Cute little things that can be stacked. Banker's boxes with dividers, for papers and files. I love them all! (I also enjoy climbing inside them -- further evidence that I'm either part cat or all insanity.)

    I tried to confess this to my mom, and she said: "I don't get it. Why do you need more things to put other things into? Why not just throw away the stuff you don't need?" This is a good question. In my mom's mind, it's all "clutter." In my mind, there's a vast difference between loose, free-range clutter and clutter lovingly arranged into boxes.

    Does anyone else need help packing their stuff? ;)

    Blah

    Aug. 15th, 2003 09:07 am
    aceofkittens: (Default)
    I am so stressed out that I've gone into full on "manic panic" mode, which for me means feeling queazy, being unable to sleep, and generally feeling like a cornered animal. Unfortunately, when I feel trapped like this, I have a tendency to start chewing my own arm off to escape.

    Let's hope I don't go there. But, speaking of going, here's some TMI.

    TMI )

    In the meantime, I'm on a mission to weigh the cats. Yes, this is a k1tt10 story )

    Eh, eh. Time to get more work done.
    aceofkittens: (Default)
    The SO has bought some new gadgets. He bought a fat percentage tester and a blood pressure monitor. This is because he's obssessed with climbing mountains while dragging around a 60 pound pack.

    I finally couldn't resist the lure of the BP monitor. As the SO took my BP measurement, his eyes widened. "Dear god," he said, "I think you may be dead! What the hell is wrong with you?!! Are you dead?!"

    That is because my blood pressure was 87/54.

    In other news, I'm going to stop posting crow tallies, because, basically, it's an anomaly these days when I don't see at least 4-5 crows, and it's getting tiresome. Although, actually, I didn't see any today, so maybe they're all off on their yearly migration to San Juan Capistrano.
    aceofkittens: (Default)
    (Well, she wasn't making eyes!)

    I spent the day half-blind after getting my eyes dilated at the optometrist, admiring myself in the mirror (that I had to hold at arm's length to see myself in), fancying myself quite the Cleopatra with those druggie eyes. Mm... belladonna.

    I wish that the degeneration of my eyesight would stop progressing for just a little while... just those magical two years that they seem to require for any sort of corrective laser surgery. Or, I suppose, I could hightail it to Mexico or Canada or Russia and get some doctor there to just do it. While I'm out there, I could also get some plastic surgery, some electrolysis, and perhaps courage, brains, and a heart.

    And now for some disgusting TMI that you really don't want to read, so just don't say I didn't warn you, ok? )
    :)

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