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15 December 2008 @ 10:28 am
I cannot possibly be stressed.  

I’ve been on vacation for two weeks. I cannot possibly be stressed. And yet I’ve had the “it’s the last week of college and I’ve realized there’s a class I haven’t attended all semester” dream twice the last few nights, and another canker sore attempted (futilely, thanks to the constant influx of Christmas oranges) to lodge itself in my upper lip.

I do need to do a couple things sooner rather than later this week:

- re-draw the TQB map, since I’ve apparently lost the Giant Version, which annoys the crap out of me
- find out the new phone number here
- email paul
- email jg

We had a birthday party for Breic yesterday, which was fun. He got, among other things, a binocular digital camera that looks well-nigh indestructible. He was very excited about that. :) Pictures here, if you want to look. Or even if you don’t. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: coldcold
wednesday childewedschilde on December 15th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on December 15th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
The TQB map?

This is the map that you're carefully making sure doesn't appear in the books, but that you use to make sure that, for example, travel times work?
kitmizkit on December 15th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
I use a map of Europe, Wikipedia, and a zillion notes to make sure the travel times work, but they wanted a map for the book. You can just skip those pages. :)
phoenixrunephoenixrune on December 15th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
Christmas oranges might be delicious, but are also probably *causing* your canker sores, not fighting them. Citrus is known factor in irritating and causing mouth sores. Plain yogurt with active cultures in it may help the sores heal better/faster. I seem to recall this having something to do with bases and alkalines, but I wouldn't quote me on that.
kitmizkit on December 15th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty dubious about them causing my canker sores, as I don't recall this ever happening before and I go nuts with Christmas oranges every year. Canker sores for me are stress-related or appear when I've bit the inside of my mouth somewhere (which, in fact, is how the first one turned up a couple weeks ago). Besides, I loathe yogurt, so I'm just going to have to trust that my oranges are healing me regardless of any potential scientific disagreements. :)
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kitmizkit on December 15th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
Shut up, Cam. :)
Phil Boswell: sarcasmphil_boswell on December 15th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Could be worse...
I actually attended a whole course—and turned up for the associated exam—which I had never signed up for in the first place.

As it happens, this was a good thing since I was fatally behind in my course-work...

Yeah, that's the kind of silver lining I'm reduced to hunting for...

And no, I never found out how it had managed to happen. It was only when I arrived in the examination hall and could not find a desk with my name on that anybody twigged.
irishkateirishkate on December 15th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
suspect stress dreams being caused by the fact that you ARE on vacation - it's been a while since you have done so little - your brain is probably freaking out that there must be something important not getting done.

keep it up.
-peartreealley on December 15th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)

It's always interesting to hear people have the same kinds of dreams I do. Like, nearly exactly.
kehazenkehazen on December 15th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Have you considered that maybe your vacation is what's stressing you? You've trained yourself to work so hard that maybe a part of your brain is having trouble letting go of everything and just enjoying it.
kitmizkit on December 15th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yep. :)
kehazenkehazen on December 15th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
lol, well best of luck enjoying the rest of your vacation :)
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kitmizkit on December 16th, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
*laugh* I don't remember having the missed-the-bus dream, but I never thought of it in terms of moving up to grown-up dreams. That's funny. :)
Childlightchildlight on December 20th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
I am not suppose to buy books because A) My sewing/craft/book room has been turned into a nursery so most of my books have been forced into storage. B) My company does not offer paid maternity leave so money is tight. But the book store sent me a 40% off coupon that I couldn't resist.
So I called to see if they had either Hands of Flame or The Queen's Bastard. They had both and when I got there they had both copies behind the counter. Since I could only afford one I picked Hands of Flame. And the cashier told me she had started reading the back of The Queen's Bastard and that it might not be there when I came back. Hopefully you made a new fan today.
kit: negotiatormizkit on December 20th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Oooh, what a cool story! I hope she reads and likes it! And thank you for buying HoF! *hugs*!