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November 29, 2002

Thanksgiving at the Castle was pretty good. LOTS of food and a few relatives. Today I had to work a half day which was pretty damn boring. They did finally finish my cubicle but none of the outlets have any power. *sigh* So instead of doing a quick fix and using an extension cord, I'm protesting by remaining in the conference room (which BTW, was originally the Helpdesk area before becoming a conference room) until they fix it. I've been sitting at a wooden desk stuffed inside a cubicle for 10 frikkin' months. As you can imagine, I'm a little fed up with their idea of a "quick fix".

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are some pics that have been sitting in my camera for the last month.

The Clan Jack-O-Lantern

Oooo... spooky!

The ClanLad's costume


Celly and Pendragon. Awwwwww...

Veteran's Day presentation

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November 27, 2002

Just poking my nose in here to see if anyone is actually checking this site anymore. *sigh* I know I've been slack about posting this month but I just haven't felt in any way motivated. I don't know if it's a seasonal depression thing or exhaustion or being sick the last couple of weeks.

Of course it's not like there has really been anything interesting happening. Work is going along and even though today I'm not all that busy I think things are going to pick up significantly for me in the next few months. I'm getting a lot more actual responsibility. Plus they're coming out with this thing called an IDP (Individual Development Plan) that will be directly related to our yearly performance reviews. For me, this is a good thing. I work much better with a clearly defined list of things to accomplish than general subjective things like "attitude", "helpfulness", or "arriving to work on time".

Okay, so that last one's not subjective so much but you know what I mean.

Right now I'm writing to you from a conference room as they are dismantling my cubicle. Actually they're dismantling two cubicles (which they promised to do "soon" after we all moved in there in Febuary.) because those two daily house three people. The larger of the two used to be home to my supervisor because y'know, since she's the boss, she got to choose which one she wanted. Finally they are getting around to taking some of her space away, lengthening our cubicle, and taking the surplus wooden government desk out of there and giving me a "real" cubicle desk.

So hopefully on Friday I can move my computer and assorted crap out of the conference room back to my old cubicle and brand new desk. Yay! And just because I'm in that kind of mood (and to see how many or you pay attention) I'm going to give something away. If you can, send me an email with "Quiz #1" as the Subject and with the answer to the below question in the body of the email. The first person to answer the following question correctly (Sorry, Celly honey, but you're exempt from this quiz) will win their very own used copy of a book. I have no idea what book yet because I need to go home and see what I have. However, I assure you it shall be cool. Or at least used. Maybe I'll just base the prize on what I know of the winner's tastes.

Bonus Quiz for Cool Prizes #1:
What was the room I'm currently sitting in used for previously?

FaithMoo is da WINNER!

Now where did I put that book on '70's decorating and fashion?? "Mauve and Pink: How to Combine Colors"

~ 2 coins donated


November 15, 2002

I have finally caught the nasty sinus bug that's been going around. I've been feeling kind of rundown and apathetic for the last couple of weeks. I don't know if that was the bug taking hold or just a general malaise.

Two nights ago it hit me hard. I had chills and I couldn't breathe through my nose at all. I slept for a long time last night and drugged myself up really well so I'm hoping it'll go away... like by tomorrow. *g*

I'm still going down to NC to see Celly (hopefully not spread my germs to her) and go to CRF for at least Saturday. It's supposed to be 50 and raining. Oh joy. Don't get me wrong, I love a good cool, rainy faire day as much as the next Rennie but dancing this close to bronchitis (which I have a history of getting) isn't blowing my kilt up. We'll just have to see how the day pans out though.

~ 3 coins donated

Do you take this fork, to have and to hold...

November 4, 2002

Wow. It's November already. This past weekend I went down to NC to visit Celly. She's been feeling under the weather for the last week but we didn't have much planned to do. Since Sunday was All Saints she had a little solo in the morning church service and I try not to miss a chance to hear her sing.

Saturday we basically lounged around the house. I made her spend a lot of time napping. In the evening we went over to her parents house for dinner. Her mother made chicken, which is a fine meal by itself and one of the staples of my diet, but what really rocked was Celly's dad's homemade sweet pepper relish. A little bit of that on your fork then a piece of chicken... Mmmm.

Anyway, after dinner, we sat in the livingroom with her parents and talked about the wedding. We didn't really come up with a solid plan since it's still two years off. Celly and her mother kept discussing dresses and church decorations. It was cute watching Celly get all girly and gushy while showing her mother pictures of dresses that she had ripped from the pages of whatever wedding-porn magazines The Marcy had given her. So far my betrothed doesn't show any signs of turning into Bridezilla and her mother is all for us having the wedding the way we want it. Can I just say here that I love my mother-in-law?!

The only thing I'm concerned with right now is how many people can we afford. I think I've got a pretty good idea. At least to within 10 either way. Now we're going to start looking for a place to hold the reception. Celly's going to check out a place that has a permanent pavillion set up so that effectively it's outdoors but walls can be put up in case of rain or extreme cold.

After church on Sunday, we went to an antique mall to look for an interesting chess set for the Clanlad. We didn't find anything but we did buy a copper latern for Faire. We also looked and commented on different styles of furniture. Luckily we both have the same tastes and lifestyle so we're finding that decisions are pretty easily made with regards to our future home. After the antique mall, we went over the Mikasa outlet and walked through their showroom. It took us about 10 mins to find flatware and dinnerware that we both liked. Naturally, Celly wants to keep looking in case there's something else out there that she likes better but I'm perfectly happy with what we looked at.

All of the above information will be on the wedding website once I finish making it. However you, my loyal readers, get a little preview. Aren't you lucky?

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