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it's half a snow day

I'm still worrying about work.  Friday afternoon I had a conversation with my manager and when to topic of conversation turned to hiring me permanently, her reaction wasn't a good one.  She still wants to, but she laughed in that strained way that people laugh when they have bad news.  At this point I've decided I'm done talking about.  She knows I want it, and knows that I could be better served by looking elsewhere.  So its just a matter of waiting until they figure out what they want. 


I got to talk to the kid this weekend.  called her about one thing, but ended up talking to her for about twenty minutes or so.  Its pretty clear she's lonely, she's the one that wasn't ready to hang up.  It was a pleasant conversation, and I think besides being lonely, she and the baby are doing okay.  Gray is working a lot so its hard for him to be much of an asshole when he's barely home.


Thought I'd also report on one month of using the bullet journal method.  I'm still loving it.  I'm actually keeping two, one and work and one at home, and they're both coming in really handy and very useful, especially at a glance.  I wish that I'd chosen a different journal for my home one, know that I better understand my own style, but I'm making this one work so far.


I'm on track for getyourwordsout at the end of January, hitting 18k for the month, better than my 16kish goal. 


I've been keeping up with my reading, finishing several books so far.  Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire, and I've started the second book in the series, A Local Habitation.  They're good... but her style is starting to get on my nerves especially when listening via audiobook instead of reading them. I might not have noticed how repetitive she can be if I was reading it, but now that I've noticed it, its hard to ignore.  I might have to put more than a one book buffer between future books in the series. 


I also finished Hounded by Kevin Hearne, which I actually highly recommend if you like urban fantasy and are looking for something different than the standard fare.  Its got a male protagonist, but he's funny and there's good pop culture references and he's far less brooding and bitter than regular male MCs.  Plus if you like dogs, you're sure to get a kick out of his dog, Oberon, the wolfhound.


I getting out of here early today.  The weather is a mess, and only getting worse.  By the time I leave there's likely to several inches of snow on the ground.  But I had to come in if tomorrow is a snow day too.  Three or four hours of pay is better than no hours for two days.  :/


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Feb. 4th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, I think Rosemary and Rue is the weakest of that series, and they get better over time. It was her first book, and I think sometimes you can see her figuring stuff out?
Feb. 4th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
There's a little bit of it in A Local Habitation as well. It's not the repetition of words or phrases, it's more the fact that she tells us things over and over and over in different ways. Like, I already know about x,y and z, or that you don't like a,b and c, because you've told me three times in the last three pages. I hope it's just a new writer thing, and that in the next book or two it improves. Like I said, it might just be more noticeable because I'm listening to it rather than reading it on a page? I don't know. I definitely didn't feel this annoyed when reading Feed. *shrugs*
Feb. 5th, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
McGuire's repetitive backstory/characterization/worldbuilding infodumps is, in my opinion, the weakest aspect of the first few books. (That and the fact that Toby has a touch of Idiot Protagonist Syndrome, wherein she figures out what's going on when the plot needs her to, rather than when a human of normal intelligence would.) But it definitely gets better in later books, or at least I noticed it a lot less. It does help to spread the books out a little bit.
Feb. 4th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
I've been in the market for a good book for awhile, so I'll have to try Hounded.
Feb. 5th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, we have a lot of snow too. I already tried to shovel around my car in the afternoon, now there's more snow. Maybe an inch or two of snow on the ground around where I shoveled and on my car. I was trying to avoid my car getting snow pushed against it. I had a snow day. I didn't have to go into work in the evening.

I'm sorry to hear about work. :/
Feb. 5th, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's supposed to snow until noon tomorrow, so my chances of getting to work tomorrow are pretty slim. By the time I came home this afternoon, the roads were awful though, so I'm glad I'm even supposed to attempt going in.
Feb. 5th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
It's suppose to snow until about 8am Wednesday (which would be today, now.) Yeah. It's probably good chance that work will be closed again for you. My dad was coming home from the hospital and my stepmom said the roads were still bad and that's why she didn't drive herself home.

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