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Off on holiday

I'm off on a vacation until next Tuesday to Napa, CA.



I'll be posting photos on Facebook, if you follow me there. If not, I'll put some up here when I get back. :)

Happy birthday, Lynn!

Happy birthday, chloe_amethyst! I hope you have a great day!

Happy birthday, Kim!

Happy birthday, erviniae! I hope you have a GREAT Day!

Friday Fluff

I missed updating last Friday as I was en-route from Mobile, heading home from a conference. And OMG, was it dramatic. Let me set the scene.

MEGA is the annual teacher and administrator professional development conference held at the Mobile Convention Center every year in July, when it's hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk. 3000 teacher/administrators attended this year and there are hundreds of sessions to choose from over a 4 day stretch. One of those sessions was on the ethics law, entitled "Crossing the Line." It stated in the conference description that it was going to focus on the criminal case of Deann Stone, Alabama's former Federal Programs Director who funneled over 10 million dollars to her husband's company.

Link: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/former_alabama_education_offic.html

She and Dave were convicted, served 6 months in prison and paid a fine. WEAK sentence but whatever. She was released July 7th. And guess where she and Dave chose to vacation two weeks later? Mobile, AL. At MEGA. DRAMA. She and Dave registered on-site for the conference and immediately, everyone was on high alert. The next morning, I had to present a session RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the "Crossing the Line" session. Two state troopers and a police officer were stationed outside the door to their session, just in case she showed up. And she did. With Dave. And both were escorted out of the building. I missed the whole damned thing since I was presenting, but DRAMA. People are still talking about it. I mean, why would you show up and possibly violate your parole? To prove a point? To stand up and cause a scene? We'll never know.

In other news, my secretary is mad at me again. I'm not sure exactly why, but I think it's because I didn't let a particular administrator know where I was going, even though he's not my supervisor and I told my supervisor. I'm guessing she perceived it as a slight, and she thinks he walks on water. Whatever. It's none of her business so she can get over it. Or not. I'm still the same. And it'll come out during her evaluation.

Scotty's birthday is today. We're eating BBQ and watching a movie, and then going out tomorrow night. :) We're old and boring.

Lots of work travel and fun travel coming up. Napa, CA for vacation in 2 weeks, Orange Beach for work next month, Washington DC for work in October, Baltimore for work in December. And that's not counting some of the other in-state stuff I will have to do. Busy.

I haven't written in a couple of weeks. I haven't read fanfic in even longer. No time. I'm really glad I didn't sign up for AiA. I'd have to default. :(

Hope all is well with you.

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Happy Birthday, Lee Ann!

Happy birthday, nienna_weeper! Hope it was great!

OMG -

So, I here I am, bored, thinking about how I need to get clothes out of the dryer and surfing gay gossip site DataLounge and I come across this. Just now.

7-5-15

Where's that poster who allegedly hooked up with Sebastian Stan? Come back and tell us more!
—Anonymous


BRB DYING. OMG. PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE BECAUSE...REASONS.

<3

ETA: OMG IT GOT BETTER.

I know a guy who worked on The Covenant who claims he walked in on a threesome in the back bedroom of a house party. Chase Crawford on his back, Sebastian Stan sitting on his face, Taylor Kitsch fucking him.
—Anonymous




there were rumors about Sebastian Stan and Crawford hooking up in around 2006 right? I'm sure I remember those. But I remember something about Stan and Toby Hemmingway too so who knows
—Anonymous


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Saturday Stuff

I should be doing laundry and packing for Monday, but here I sit. Maybe I'll be motivated in a few minutes to do something. Yeah. Right.

Monday is the state education conference in Mobile. I'm presenting 2 sessions and facilitating another one, so it'll be a busy week. I'm rooming with a friend and between the two of us, there will be 5 bottles of wine, so there's that.

I wrote a bit more on the Steve/Bucky story. It's already 10 pages and I haven't even really gotten to the meat of the story yet. It'll be a long one and I think I'll wait til it's finished to post it, for fear of getting stuck and having another WIP.

Work is work. I don't want to go there right now. LOL

I think that's it. Hope you all are doing great!

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Happy birthday, Binky!

Happy birthday, chaotic_binky! I hope you had a great day!

Friday Fluff

I'm so proud of myself for managing to post with some sort of regularity. Go me.

The outside consultants, both of whom I've nicknamed Bob, are busy interviewing to see whose positions they can "realign" and "streamline" for the good of the department. By boss is threatening to buy a red stapler to put on his desk. I want to make a banner that says "Planning to Plan." (All of that is referencing the amazing movie, Office Space. Go see it.) Two more people are resigning. Responsibilities are shifting around. I've had two different people say they'd like me to transfer to their sections. Laterally, of course. Hell with that. Give me a raise or I'm staying put. I like my boss and my work. In fact, one of the suggestions was made to me in front of my boss. The look on his face was priceless, and I felt like my life was flashing before my eyes. I couldn't say NO fast enough. That being said, I won't be surprised if I don't end up in a different section at some point, especially if I keep doing Pre-K and Kindergarten work. That doesn't fit with the work I'm doing with communications, strategic planning and grant writing. Someone is going to have to make a choice, and probably I'll have no say in it. Whatever. I'll bloom where I'm planted.

Really, every post could be about work. It's nomming my soul right now.

Writing isn't happening at all, other than my RPG. I have a Steve/Bucky story languishing on my flash drive. It's been so long since I thought about it that I can't even remember where I was going with it. I totally skipped the Ardor in August, though I did sign up as a pinch hitter. We'll see. If I'm still slammed at work, I may not even be able to do that.

Scotty and I are heading to Napa this year on vacation. When we were out there 2 years ago, we had no problem finding wineries to host us. Now...things have changed. One is putting us up for 2 nights, but that's it. We're using Hyatt and Hilton points to stay for free instead. The downturn in the economy and the change in wine buying habits for the Millennials is putting a dent in that lavish lifestyle they all enjoyed. This may be our last trip to Napa for a while.

We were going to have friends over for dinner tomorrow night, but there are so many cases of wine all over the house that you can't walk in the dining room. Really. There are 25 cases just in there that can't fit into storage at the store. I'm sitting in here next to 7 more. Still more in the kitchen and the bedrooms. It's not as much fun as you'd think. So, we're going to their house for dinner and taking wine.

On a lighter note, I want this dress. And those shoes. And that hair. Love the entire look.

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Sunday Snippet

The redneck neighbor whose kids shot off fireworks until 11:30 pm last night just friended me on facebook, so I had to delete my whiny little rant about him. *sigh* I couldn't not accept. Now I have a Confederate flag loving, right-winged nutjob on my friend's feed. I guess I will have to hide him. I can't have that sort of thing on my facebook feed.

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