I know my updating has been sparse of late. I blame it on the fact that I can't post from work (a combination of being too busy and I would feel bad about doing that stuff while I'm on the clock). But I have a few things to write about and here they are in no particular order -

- Radio Free Skaro (though Traveling the Vortex scooped them on this) announced that The Caves of Androzani Special Edition will be released in North America on February 14!!  As a HUGE 5th Doctor fan, this is very exciting news to me.  I've been chomping at the bit for this one and Resurrection of the Daleks to be released over here, as those Revisitation sets have already been available in the UK for quite some time.

- I recently started back in to The Wheel of Time series that I gave up on back in high school.  I read the first seven of those books and enjoyed them quite a bit back then, but I had no idea where he was going with this and it just seemed to go on and on and on with no resolution in sight.  So, I resolved to set them aside and  and come back to them when the series was finished (or at least close to being done).  Well, since Robert Jordan passed away in 2007 and Brandon Sanderson took over to round out the series, i figured it was time to get back into it.  Though I'm going to audiobook route on this go-round.  Thanks to an hour-long commute to work (which I don't compain about since I actually don't mind the drive so much), it's a good way to go.  Plus, the library has all of them on audiobook and I've pretty much stopped buying all my books because Ican get them for free at work, so I can burn them onto my iPod and listen to them that way.  I think it's great!

- Work is... work.  I shouldn't say it that way - it's one of the best jobs I've ever had!  Probably another reason I haven't been posting on LJ - I don't have anything that's annoying me (wow - that's pretty sad when the only things worth blogging about are things that piss me off.  I ought to blog about good things too!)  I work in a freaking library, for goodness sake!  I get to see all the new books coming in and preview them (briefly) as I'm checking them in!  The other day I had a morning shift at one library and an evening shift at another one, so I just hung around reading at yet another library in the branch during the interim hours before I had to go back to work again.  You know you have a great job when you like spending your off-time there hanging out.  Plus, I get to know where everything is and I know the staff and they know me.  Of course, it'll be great when I'm working full-time at one branch (preferably as a librarian rather than a clerk), but I'll take what I can get for now.  The Salt Lake City system has a few job openings for library assistant (which has the duties of a librarian and a clerk rolled into one - pretty decent entry-level job that isn't a substitute), so I've applied there.  Even though I love working at Salt Lake County, I'll happily go work for the City if they'll take me (a great job, plus higher pay and benefits.  Sure, why not?)

- I am thisclose to being done with school.  And, boy howdy, do they make you earn it!  I have to put together a portfolio website (which is much better than writing a thesis that no one will ever read other than me and my professors) and I have to outline theories of library services.  Which is pretty stupid because library services is all about practicality.  I have a patron with a question, I help them with their question, we find what the patron is looking for and all is well.  I'm not going to sit back and contemplate the theory behind the service I'm rendering while I'm rendering it.  Maybe other, more intellectually snobby people do but that's a pain in the butt as far as I'm concerned.  And I highly doubt the public gives a flying ant fart about the theory of library services.  Sheesh... this is why I've had it with academia.  Anyway...

- My fantasy football team hasn't done so great this year, but I should be improving now that I have much of my fall semester behind me and I can turn my attention to more fun things.  I'm just in a league with my family and some friends - it's not like any of us has money in this thing.  I mean, I follow the NFL fairly well (better than most people I know), but I sometimes don't know which players I should put in.  My brother finally had to tell me I had one of the best running backs in the NFL on my bench and I could have been winning more if I'd put him in my starting lineup.  Well, of course I would figure it out the week the Bills have a bye.  Oh well - I don't think I have to play my obnoxious little cousin again.  He gloats so bad when he wins - it's miserable (and he's only thirteen - but he's been insufferable since he could talk.  He cheers for the Patriots, if that gives you any idea how big of a turd he can be).

All in all - I've been doing quite well.  Can't complain too much.  I feel like my life is coming together and I really don't have anything to be worried about.  I mean, I love what I'm doing, I don't have to deal with anybody I don't want to and I pretty much keep to myself and I'm happy about it.

(and hopefully I'll post again soon.  I have been check my flist on a regular basis - I just don't post stuff here very much.  And that's kind of sad).

Sixes All!

Oct. 14th, 2007 07:10 pm
I knew Week 6 would be a tough week for me, speaking of Fantasy Football.  The Colts are on a bye as are the Steelers and the Broncos.  I single out these three teams because I have Peyton Manning, Joseph Addai, Reggie Wayne (Colts), Jason Elam (Broncos) and the Steelers defense on my Fantasy team and those are all my best players!  Plus, I had to play my cocky, obnoxious and twerpy nine-year-old cousin who had pledged to do everything in his power to beat me.  I picked up some good players on the free agent waivers, but wouldn't you know it, THEY WOULD ALL GET HURT AND LEAVE THE GAME!!!  And the players my cousin played would just happen to all be Patriots and Tom "former lead singer of N*Sync" Brady would just HAVE to pass to those guys, so my cousin would score.

At this point (2nd quarter of the Sunday Night game), my cousin is ahead of me by one point.  It wouldn't be a big deal, except all my players played earlier today and my cousin has someone playing in this game and someone playing Monday night.  So basically, I've lost.

I curse my luck of having to play my cousin this week, when all my best players are on a off week.  I also curse the NFL schedule for giving all these teams byes on Week 6.  Oh well, guess I get to regroup and come back next week.  But just watch.  With my luck, Peyton Manning will get hurt in the first quarter next week.  That's how my luck goes (no, please, don't get hurt! I was being dramatic!)
I have just won my first Fantasy Football matchup.  Allow me this moment to squee fanatically.

*OMG SQUEE's fanatically!!!*

The end. ^_^
Today, my roommate, S, invited a bunch of people over for Sunday dinner, which wasn't that big of a deal, except she did it without asking me.  And the people that she invited aren't the kind of people that I like to hang around with.  Oh well, as long at they don't get mad at me for sitting here and watching the first week of football (like I've been planning to do for weeks and weeks) in my jeans and t-shirt while they have a "civilized" "double-date" type dinner in their church clothes (personally, I find it difficult to relax in my nice clothes.  I don't wear church clothes all day on Sunday unless I absolutely have to).  I had my Sunday plans first, which never involve putting together elaborate meals for other people.  The most I'll ever do is throw something in the Crock-Pot before church and tell people to help themselves ("people" here meaning me, myself and I).  Don't get pissed at me because what you did conflicted with what I'm doing.

The depressing thing is that the guys that S invited over are an accurate sampling of the dorky  goobers that live in my apartment complex.  I might have been a little more eager to participate if there were some men that I would want to keep company with.  But these won't shut up about their missions and the subtle intricacies related therein (that we've heard in testimony meeting ad nauseum).  It's all well and good to go on a mission, but when you're home, find something else to get involved with so you have something to relate to with normal people.  Join a book club or go see movies or play fantasy football.  Hell, you could start knitting, I don't care.  Just do something that doesn't involve stupid companion tricks or rabid dogs or Mexican stomach viruses.

And my brother wonders why I don't date.

(Apologies for that short rant, but I spent my Saturday getting crap from my 17-year-old brother because I don't date and that should just "go find a boyfriend" (could anyone please point me to the nearest boyfriend tree so I can find a ripe one?)  Sheesh, I already blindly e-mailed some guy that I've never even met, but I thought it would be a good idea anyway.  Is it my fault that he didn't reply?  I'm just a little torqued off in the relationship department right now.)

Speaking of our national pasttime (well, it should be), my fantasy football team is kicking butt!  Granted, most of my teams have already played and the fantasy team I'm playing against has mostly Dallas Cowboys players (who don't play until later tonight), but I'm quite pleased with myself for doing so well my first week (of course, with my luck, Peyton Manning will be out with the flu next week and my team will completely fold).

(It's so weird seeing the split-screen of the Detroit Lions celebrating their win over the Raiders and the people who found Camille Cleverley's body at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls.  I haven't been following the story at all, but that was a random observation.)

Pardon my orneriness, but it's been a long weekend.  Don't even get me started on the Utes game.  Stupid offense... I'm redshirting this year.

Puh... I'm gonna go watch Football Night in America now. 
One more thing: I was in our weekly Monday meeting and somebody was discussing some kind of baseball trivia.  I'm not really into baseball, so I didn't participate, but I mentioned that I'm really into football and I was excited for football season getting going.  One of my co-workers, an older lady, was asking me about it and I mentioned that my brother helped me get set up on NFL.com's Fantasy Football yesterday. 

The exchange went something like this:

My co-worker: You play football online?

Me: I'm going to.

My co-worker: Do you have a social life?

Me: (with a note of pride) Nope!

My co-worker: You're too cute to be online all the time.

Me: Like the Brad Paisley song says: I'm so much cooler online!

(The real exchange sounded better in real life)

I just point this out because it's always the older adults who say I'm cute and whatever.  Others probably have this same experience, especially from family, but it's always older people who do this.  Maybe it's because adults can compliment younger people on their looks without feeling weird.  I guess if a guy my age told me I was cute, there's the potential for weird awkwardness (Guy: "So, you're kinda cute." Me: "Thank you" .... .... *crickets chirp*  ...... and we'll quietly walk in opposite directions).

I dunno, it was just a weird moment for a random LJ post.

PS, I'm excited about the Fantasy Football because my brother did it last year and it looked like a lot of fun. Plus, it would be something to do with my family when I'm away from them (my dad and probably my sister will be in the league plus some of my parents' neighbors back home - my brother started this whole thing last year).  And it's cool when I was explaining FF to some people in my Family Home Evening group and one of the guys said "I've never heard of a girl that loved football, much less do Fantasy Football."  Yeah, that was pretty awesome ^_^
    That being said, this is my first year doing FF.  No promises on any success.

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