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Because I don't opine nearly enough elsewhere.  Actually this is a weird little repository for things that amuse me...which don't always amuse other people but I'm okay with that.

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Deadline....dead! Take that!

The super important deadline from yesterday...due to interruptions I didn't even get started working on it until afternoon...but still... Although I shaved a few years off the end of my life with the stress.  I really need to stop living by axiom...  

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Deadlines....yikes!

Okay, so you see there was this deadline.  Which is fine.  Deadlines don't scare me.  I love deadlines.  I issue deadlines.  Deadlines and me are like this (picture my fingers crossed - super close.) But this deadline isn't like other deadlines.  It's a trickster.  See the paperwork for the deadline all said 02/22/2016.  All the emails I've about it referenced 02/22/2016.  But some how my head interpreted that as 02/24/2016...and that was the part of m

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Motivational quotes suck...so what does help?

I've tried a couple of things today and think I found the answer for those days when you feel like ... Logic isn't helpful... Thinking of loved ones at home is a bittersweet thing...just makes you miss them more... So what does work to put a smile on my face and remind me that this world is full of much wonderment and joy? Yes!  A potato that

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

That moment when you realize even the relatively good days ...aren't...

When you're miserable even when nothing is actively wrong it's time to make a change. Oh and people who write motivational quotes are either completely out of their minds or the most sarcastic people ever: Sure it is... keep it, thanks...I'm good... Oh FFS if I could do that don't you think I would simply choose to think of nothing but love, marshmallows,

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

It's nothing, stop asking...

Every so often I get this pain in my outer right wrist...yes, it's a repetitive injury from swiping and I'm aware of how pathetic that is.    It only hurts when I move it a certain way so I learned wearing a wrist brace makes it heal faster since it keeps me from moving that way. So I'm wearing one because Walgreens didn't have one of these: This should be the biggest "so what?" ever...so why do

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

A peek into my the marriage...I'm here to teach...

So I've been married for several hundred years now and as yesterday was Valentine's Day I thought this would be a good time to share a little bit with you about my marriage.  Because like J'Chelle I, too, think having the extremely rare achievement under my belt makes me an expert in all things relationshippy.    Q: How did you know he was the one? A:  Because when we first got together this happened...and I hate the phone.  &#

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

I don't know why said that...

But you know how someone clearly hacked my blog last week and said something about trying to be a better person....as if that came from me?  I was going to call the internet police over someone impersonating me with that crazy positive talk....but then I thought maybe I could stand a little self improvement so maybe I'll give that whole being a better person thing a shot.   So one way to be a better person is to be more positive, right?  So that's easy...I'll be a

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

There is one thing I love about Lent...

I'm not a big fan of fast food but the first Friday in Lent triggers a powerful craving... So good.  Once.  Then I'm back to whining about pizza and fish for the next 6 Fridays. I am giving up swearing.  Again.  It was also my New Year's resolution but I kind of forgot about it after a couple of hours... I need an accountability partner.  Like this guy.   &#

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

There are no words...

I received an unexpected email earlier. A thank you note from an end user. Apparently he really appreciated the help I gave him the other day and wanted me to know he's really grateful for how much easier I've made his job.

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Riddikulus...

I just realized why I post silly memes about the most mundane things...to me they're like the riddikulus spell in Harrry Potter where it forces the nasty bogart to take the shape of something funny. Cranky and resentful about the weekend winding down?  stressed and anxious about work tomorrow? google images proves lots of others felt the same...enough to toss the sentiment onto an image....takes my engagement down a notch or ten. 

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

And this isn't the first time...

Lest you think my siblings are mean, but flattering I want to throw in there it's not the first time I got a round of phone calls demanding Inwatch a show because one of the characters was "JUST like you!  Omg the resemblance is scary!" its happened before...    

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Frozen in time...

I have two sisters and we're all very close.  Now.  We'll call them Prue and Piper, and not just because my eldest sister bore a striking resemblance in temperament to Shannen Doherty.  (She's a lovely person now, need that disclaimer in there.)  Piper on the other hand decided she was my sister mom from the day they brought be home and so we've always been really close. They are Irish twins and both over a decade older than I - they and our brother are all < 4

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Lasagne seemed like a good idea at the time...

I was hungry and alert yesterday when I offered to make lasagne today.  Now I'm not hungry and the fact that I had to get off the couch to make it was annoying. im making this kind... shouldve used this recipe and Id be a little more enthused...  

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Mom...again...

I wrrote this a few years ago on her birthday...no, I don't know why I'm loading tons of maudlin stuff today....getting it out of my system Somali can get back to being a heartless automaton which I much prefer. -------- It's my mom's birthday today. Check out the scandalous shorts she's sporting for the mid 50's! Leaning on the car of a handsome guy she was dating - who coincidentally was my future Daddy.  

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Thanks, Mom...

  My mom's wisdom on various topics I've carried to the next generation: 1. On pride: "You can proud of what you do, not what you are. Your gifts and talents come from God, don't you dare take credit for those." Related: "It's a sin to waste the gifts God gave you, it's ungrateful." Turning her argument around that she was the one who said we had nothing to do with those so how could there be an obligation did not work. She'd derai

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

I really need to clean out my head dresser...

So as some of you the intention of this blog is to tackle the big issues of our times.  Like pancakes.  And getting plastic heads in the mail.  I consider it my contribution to society to bring these urgent topics to the fore. But unlike all my other altruistic posts this one is all about me (quell surprise.) Going through a bit of an emotional rough patch lately has sent me scurrying into my head looking for a little help in shoring up th

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

What time is it?

It wasn't even 6:00 this morning when I got a text from an end user in the office saying the entire network was down.  No email, no erp, no internet, shared drives...nada. Which is the most relaxing message to wake up to ever. Log in and lo and behold my beloved network is functioning just beautifully.  Packets switching, data compiling, just humming along.   Text the user back to ask him 

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Need advice - fine tip markers

I know I'm lucky not have to have been shunned for not coloring...but I need some advice from those of you well schooled in the art of marker buying for a work thing.  Ahem @Curious I have a system of specing out new reports or mapping current ones where I use Pilot Precise V5 Rolling Ball fine tip (I don't know if they are called markers or pens, but super fine tip so I can write crazy small.)  I need multiple colors to differentiate mapping to different tables, show c

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

Think it's safe to open the mail...

Think again. i came home from work to see a package on the table.  Already opened - a bulky item an inch or so out of the plastic shipping wrapper... I pull it out to see what it is...maybe it's a present for me.. Yikes!!  What....the....fuck?!?! .    

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

The ultimate 1st world problem...

Couple of things you need to know to factor into your advice: I am not gifted at the art of home decor.  At all.   I hate pintrest because it won't let me look at things without signing up and I don't want to be taken hostage my yet another social media thing I don't understand. In all other areas of my life I abhor clutter to such a degree I can't even tell you and will throw things out with merry abandon if not stopp

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

The ultimate 1st world problem...

Couple of things you need to know to factor into your advice: I am not gifted at the art of home decor.  At all.   I hate pintrest because it won't let me look at things without signing up and I don't want to be taken hostage my yet another social media thing I don't understand. In all other areas of my life I abhor clutter to such a degree I can't even tell you and will throw things out with merry abandon if not stopp

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy

A cat fight and the art of compromise...

When Mr. Buffy and I first got together he thought my bedding was a little on the feminine side.   And after all this time I've learned to compromise...note the very masculine navy blue pillow cases behind the shams. Also note my cat aiming his genitals at the camera...he's a boy cat so it adds to the masculine motif. And it's not Sunday without the ritual of fresh sheets which the two boy

HerNameIsBuffy

HerNameIsBuffy



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    • meep

      meep

      Does anyone have a success story for repelling insects away from your home?
      Last year we moved to a new home that is next to a forested area. It's a gorgeous community, and I knew going in that insects and just nature in general would be more a part of daily life. So when lady bugs and tiny little ants and such make their way into our home, it's not a big deal. They mostly just stay by the windows from where they came in and don't venture further in. I figure putting up with it is just part of living here. 
      However, the problem comes when a wasp or bee finds its way in, or big gigantic ants. And they wander farther into the home. I'm especially concerned once we get a dog (I've had dogs before, and they've all loved chasing bugs around and trying - sometimes successfully - to gobble them up!). I honestly don't know why they try to come inside. We are clean and don't leave food/crumbs around (we have a robo vaccuum that goes every morning). We don't have water sitting out (but we will once we have a dog! another concern...). Maybe it's the temperature? I feel bad because if they don't get squished, they just run out of food and water and die. Sometimes I talk to them like a human, beinng them to go back outside where there's plenty of plants and water and they can live! LOL!

      My fiance got traps a few weeks back and I felt SO bad. I don't WANT them to die, and neither does fiance either, but I don't think he knew what else to do. But they didn't even work. So I'm wondering if anyone has some good tips, advice, or suggestions on non-toxic ways to repel these little creatures? Not only for my own sake, but for theirs. I wish they could understand that they will just wither away once they get inside. I've heard of putting mint or specific flowers near windows, but I wonder if that really works? And I'm sure it simply attracts other types of wildlife....

      Anyways, I'd appreciate any help!
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    • Destiny

      Destiny

      I survived ... Ish. I'm all moved again, another 1500 miles from where the cats and I were living before. I'm in the new apartment, and kitties are adjusting well. I've only cried 6 times since Saturday! #progress.
      By the way, sorry about the summer logo swap taking its sweet time. Real life was a little too much and it got forgotten. 
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    • HermioneSparrow

      HermioneSparrow

      Please pray for me as I'm battling covid and not doing so well. 
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    • WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      A happy summer solstice to all northern hemisphere FJers! And a happy winter solstice to all southern hemisphere FJers! (I know it's already Monday is Australia, so I'm late for most of you.)

      ETA--Oh! I just checked, and the winter solstice is at 1:31 PM on Monday, June 21 in Eastern Australia Time. So, for once the time zones worked in my favor. I'm not late!
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    • Bluebirdbluebell

      Bluebirdbluebell

      I'm so angry at the Bishops right now. Shit like this is why I left the Catholic church. They play politics so blatantly.  I hope this convinces more people to leave. 
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