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07 September 2007 @ 04:03 pm
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You know that thing where wank kicks up on LJ, and I'm always finding out about it too late? People will be going, "I cannot BELIEVE so-and-so said that!" and I'll be all, "Whaty-what?"

I realized today that this could be a selling point! HalfshellVenus: kerfluffle-free since 2005!

This has a much better spin that the more obvious way of looking at things, which is "Whee! I never know what's going on! Happy-happy place..."

I was up until midnight battling builds over a remote connection, but couldn't get things in a state to check in. This will happen tonight. This morning was me battling a cold that came on late yesterday, and the usual work-at-home problem, which is "For the love of GOD, could the office router please stop kicking me off!"

The cold is almost a relief, since it explains my short-temperedness in a Design Review yesterday. One of my colleagues IS very trying-- he kicks up crap that is typically out of the scope (or a larger unresolved problem), and tries to assign it as work to the poor person who's hosting an attempt to get resolution on something else! Grrrrr.... thank god it wasn't MY design being reviewed.

Next week is an eternal 9-5 training class, which I'm dreading. First, I get bored easily. Second, there's the exercise problem-- without major exercise, I gain weight very easily, and a whole week is a LOT of restriction. Plus, there's also the falling-asleep-in-the-afternoon problem when I don't get major exercise at lunchtime. And then there are the chairs... Unless someone has revamped what used to be in our conference rooms, I have about a 90-minute window in those things before they seriously start to hurt me. So *fingers crossed* please let next week not be day after day of me wandering around the back of the conference room slapping myself in the face to stay away. Gah!

My daughter's slumber party is tomorrow, and so I'm baking cake today and also trying to finish bulk painting in that back bathroom (the pool bathroom) so I can take up the papers/drop-cloths. Kind of nervous about the second coat of paint, because I have trouble seeing where I've already been...

PamalaX: Alexcrushedpamalax on September 8th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
My daughter's slumber party is tomorrow

My daughter is having one RIGHT NOW!!

My house is full of 13 year old females and I really want another place to sleep for the night.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: M/L postcoital crawdadshalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm hating the thought. Kids today are nowhere near as well-behaved as they were in my day, and we weren't all that great in a slumber party setting.

My husband just announced that my daughter wants some PG-13 movies for the party, and I said "Hell no!" To which he replied, "Well, I'll let you take that up with Lauren."

Which? I get tired of always being the heavy here. She's 10. These movies are not appropriate. The fact that my sister chooses to expose her 12 and 10 year-old girls to them has nothing to do with my own personal judgment. Too. Young.

Not to mention that other parents trust that I won't be showing PG-13 stuff to their 10- and 11-year-old daughters.

Why is Emma having slumber parties all the time? Seems like there was one not too long ago!

Frankly, having a single friend sleep over is a big lifestyle hit for me... :0
PamalaX: Alexthinkingpamalax on September 8th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
The girls are watching The office... all of them... which seems to be the point of this party.

As far as often there are four of them in their little circle so the other moms and I have come to an agreement that they have to go through all 4 houses before we allow them all in our own again.

This agreement has backfired as we all seem to be eager to get our turn over with which means we race through all the houses tooooo FAST.

I think we need to regroup and make a new plan.
Entendre? Make mine a double.: moms like the sausagedeirdre_c on September 8th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Oooh! I hope you post pics of the cake! What's the theme?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
This one is "Beach" (I have leftover props from an earlier party at age 4). Christopher's was "Football," and I need to post pix of that.

I SO envy your vacations-- I know you just got back from one. You missed a J2 fic while you were gone!
Entendre? Make mine a double.: checklist invincibledeirdre_c on September 8th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Honey! New J2! I have it bookmarked and I can't wait to read it! *happiness*

I noticed a comment you made above and I am in the same boat. I'm the EVIL mom who does not allow the boys to watch PG-13 movies or play T-rated video games. My husband backs me up on this, but I'm the one who always has to play enforcer. And so I'm the one who always has to hear about their friends who get to watch LotR and Casino Royale. The other day the boys came home and talking about how their nine-year-old buddy had watched Jaws!! O_o

I make some exceptions (the 1st Spiderman, the 4th Harry Potter), if I've vetted the movie first, but I figure they've got plenty of time the whole rest of their lives to watch more mature films.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's so frustrating. My sister, like so many other people, thinks that "violence" is the only thing her kids need protection from. As in, Well, WE don't allow toy guns in the house, or violent movies." But her kids are girls. And what girls need protection from is premature sexuality (boys too, but for girls it's the sexualization that's the real problem).

So she suggested "Legally Blond" for Laurent-- which I watched without her. References to someone blowjobbing her way through to her position. Nice-- not. The other movies were of a similar ilk.

Harry Potter was the only PG-13 movie are kids were allowed to see, and it's going to stay that way for awhile.

I figure they've got plenty of time the whole rest of their lives to watch more mature films.
Exactly! That's my philosophy on kids and life in general. I have this battle with my father constantly (keep thinking I'll do a rant on it). Racism, for instance, is something they'll learn about eventually (and that it still exists). But they don't need to know about it NOW. Hold the innocence while you can-- and do your part to make a more innocent world, to the extent it's possible.

*clings onto you, because it's a rare thing to find parents with similar positions*
Greta: impalagretazreta on September 8th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm with you on the wank... I think my flist is basically wank-free. Which is nice, only occasionally someone will say OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? And I go... huh? Wha?

Good luck with the partay. I haven't got any children, so my birthday party experience is all MY OWN. And I remember them extremely fondly. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on September 8th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
And I go... huh? Wha?

:D "Kerfluffle-free" sounds so much better than "I never know what's going on..."

I'll try to make sure Lauren's party is one she remembers fondly too. :)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 8th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Trampette in the morning. I swear by mine
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on September 13th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
I don't think I've heard of Trampette. Is it a mini-trampoline?

If I were up for morning exercise, I'd be biking or running before the class. But as it is, I have to leave the house before 8:30 to be there on time (longish commute), and I am NOT a morning person. Hardly ready to get up at 7 these days-- I've turned into a terrible night owl!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 13th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yes it is. I find it handy because I can use it without leaving the house and it doesn't take long - ten mins running on it is the same as twenty mins on the flat.

I don't do mornings either