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09 September 2015 @ 11:16 pm
Work contines to be stressful. We're always doing too many things at once, shifting directions and priorities rapidly (which leads to thrashing), and right now I've got investigation and documents due on a sudden emergency project where the deadline is simply too soon to realistically get those things done. Plus three meetings and a team event tomorrow, and then starting Tuesday of next week I'm driving my daughter to college. Whatever isn't done by Monday night... will make people very unhappy.

I can feel my adrenaline levels rising. :(

The 3-day weekend was nice, with some relaxing, some cleaning up, and a few more Lego sets verified and packed away. And SO many more to go. But still, progress.

Our daughter went on a road-trip with a friend last weekend, just three days after having wisdom teeth removed. Her face was still swollen (right up to the one-week point), and she ran out of painkillers. These things are learning experiences, though, about planning and timing. She's doing better now, but has more pain than we expected. Better not be some kind of complication, as that will get difficult to deal with when she lives 9 hours away from her dentist!

We just finished Wayward Pines tonight, which had kind of a WTF ending. Feels like a setup for a second season. We're slowly working through Mr. Robot, where there have been some expected AND unexpected developments. Darlene!

I've been wondering for weeks what language Tyrell and his wife were speaking. When he spoke, I'd get all the Bergman feels, so I thought probably Swedish. Then the wife would talk, and I had no idea what to think. Scandinavian? Finnish? Google gave me the answer, via alert viewers: the two are cross-communicating. The husband speaks Swedish, and the wife speaks Danish. People who knew one of those languages wondered why the other spouse spoke it so badly, so between the two groups they came up with the answer!

Other viewings: Into The Woods, which drove HalfshellHusband out of the room and which I kind of regret. The music was not good, and why do so many composers of modern musicals not understand the purpose of recitative? It's a requirement for opera (all parts must be sung, including random dialogue), but wholly unneeded in musicals. If you don't have a worthwhile tune, just have the characters talk. Ugh. OTOH, our son enjoyed it. \o?

After a lovely weekend in the mid-80s, we'll be at around 105o the next couple of days. when will it end? The project Saturday/Sunday highs of 94 or so will seem like a blessing in comparison. :O How did everyone else's weekend go? A last hurrah at the end of summer, or just more of the same?

varjakbaby on September 10th, 2015 01:26 pm (UTC)

This 3day weekend was much needed. I didnt do all too much sat or sun but i went hiking with a friend mon. It was good just to recover from work. Didnt actually notice the heat at all, which i find strange.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish I were hiking more. I do have at least one place I'd like to get to in the fall (for color, with less heat).

How hot was it where you are? September can be pretty nice a lot of places, but in Sacramento it's just an extension of summer. :(
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on September 10th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
I am not a Sondheim fan for obvious reasons.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2015 10:41 pm (UTC)
Me either, for the same reasons. And my husband can't stand him.

Now, West Side Story? Or Rogers and Hammerstein? I'm all over that...
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on September 10th, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
Good luck on moving the kid to college. Our son was only an hour away but it was an adjustment since he was the youngest and we had to learn how to communicate without kids.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
This is the first of two (the youngest goes in two years), but just not having her in the house is going to be a hard adjustment-- and it's never the same, afterward.
Laura: Cat - autumncookielaura on September 10th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
105, woah! Think we got about two weeks of summer overall, and I'm already thinking about putting on the winter quilt and heating!

I had mixed feelings about Into the Woods, some of it was fun but some was sooo tedious. My husband fell asleep in the cinema!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
I think in the U.K., September is almost always autumn-- and sometimes August is, too. But here, September is almost always summer, and honestly... October usually feels like it too. o_O

Yes, tedious in parts, and the music mostly just wasn't fun. As in, less fun than Disney musicals. I'd wanted to like it so much more. :(
bleodsweanbleodswean on September 10th, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
We don't take holidays here. My boss is mean.

My house is still in construction destruction....and it's making me weary.

Good luck on the college drop off. Bring tissues.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 10th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Hahaha-- your boss is you, is she not? Slavedriver!

Oh, the ongoing chaos/noise/mess from construction is so tiring. It seems like it will never end, though it always does.

I expect the return trip from San Diego to be an emotional mess, and parts from here to then as well. I'm already feeling a lot of melancholy and as if there's a countdown timer running. :(
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on September 10th, 2015 11:14 pm (UTC)
If you need a break on the way home, let me know. I'm east of San Bernardino.
cindytsuki_no_bara on September 11th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
mr robot is such a weird show, but so interesting. and surprising! i mean, darlene! i'm really curious now why tyrell and his wife speak different languages. i don't know any of the scandinavian languages enough to tell them apart, so i didn't even know they weren't both speaking swedish.

it was 94º here on tuesday and i thought that was unbearable. if i lived where you do, i'd die. i'd spend half the year inside where there was a/c.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 11th, 2015 05:27 am (UTC)
It's unusual that the languages are different, but they're each just speaking the language they know and they're similar enough to understand each other. Kind of like cross-conversing in Russian and Ukrainian (I used to know someone who did this).

It's kind of symbolic, too. They're both very different from other people, and they have their own little universe together... but are not quite in synch with each other, either.

This last episode we watched, #7, I found myself calling the wife "Lady MacBeth." And I think it fits. ;)

I so hate this heat. Just when I think it's over, it comes back again!