Anyone else has a cat that prefers shower curtain water to their freshly filled water bowl, or is that just us

UPDATE: 6 months later, the TP dispenser standoff has ended. Today, we discovered that the TP dispenser had been moved from the toilet tank, and properly installed on a wall, without obstructing anything. OH HAPPY DAY!

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Getting ready to do an imposter syndrome talk so naturally I’m just built of anxiety right now

I have a head cold & there's a jackhammer outside & the building is doing construction so they keep setting the fire alarm off. Monday is trying its hardest, but I am more stubborn than Monday and THIS WILL BE A GOOD, PRODUCTIVE, ENJOYABLE DAY, DAMMIT

Psyching myself up for the day by announcing “Ok. I am a person who does stuff,” on my way out the door.

In the past 24 hours, I've gotten both DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat" & Meredith Brooks' "Bitch" stuck in my head. Unprompted. My subconscious never left the mid-90s.

Mood: opened the mailbox, saw two pieces of junk mail, said aloud “I don’t want that,” closed the mailbox, and walked away. I might just carry this energy all the way through 2019.

My phone just tried to autocomplete a payment form with “Hahahahahaha” in the credit card number section.

Mastodon friends! Did you see that my library blog has launched? It has received so much more fanfare than I would have expected for a little blog about libraries

It even has its own news story

Holy crap y'all it is Christmas next week

Most of you probably knew that already but I legit just realized it

Ohhh noooooooooooooooo

I mentioned my forthcoming library blog to a friend on Twitter. The library responded. Now I’m treating going to the library like a five-alarm blogging fire.

Also have coffee in my favorite mug (it was a DjangoConUS speaker gift in 2017 and I love it so much), a fuzzy blanket with cats making ridiculous faces, a toffee scented candle, and I’m about to put Black Panther on. This is all so thoroughly enjoyable.

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Got a whole day to do whatever I feel like so naturally I’m working on three recreational websites at the same time

Update: Anthony was very nice and I’m back in business

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Hanging on the side of Lincoln Drive waiting for roadside assistance to come change my tire. I don’t enjoy not being able to quickly exit situations that are potentially dangerous, so I neatly displayed my boxing gloves next to the spare tire compartment & am blasting “Cell Block Tango”. Just to make sure we’re all on the same page 😂

There are a bunch of flat earthers protesting at Christmas Village. I simultaneously have so many questions and no interest in having conversations about them in the cold

Anywho. They asked if they could contact me for more information and I SURE HOPE THEY DO because it's been a couple of weeks and I'm still big mad on both personal and professional levels.

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In case you are wondering, I went to the ER for severe pelvic pain. Way worse than my appendicitis from June. I was there for a couple hours before anyone offered me an ibuprofen. (I did not take any before I went to the ER because I have a history of stomach ulcers, and also because I view my own pain as a helpful indicator for medical treatment up to a very high threshold.)

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One of the questions was about how they could have improved my ER experience. An excerpt:

"The attending physician could have asked me if I was still in pain, rather than telling me I wasn't. In fact, the attending physician could have asked me a question about my symptoms. Literally any question at all."

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