Bossless Tuesday…Vexation at it’s finest.

14 07 2009

Weather: High: 83 degrees & sunny. (Nice and cool this morning, though!)

First off : HAPPY BASTILLE DAY! For no other reason that it gives me an excuse to drink some wine and piss off some anti-French right wingers. 🙂

Boss is out today at a convention in Detroit. In any other work situation, most people would be happy, but not me. See, I’m in tech support and when the boss is out, that leaves me in charge of about 100 people. And my job does not begin & end with answering tech questions. I have daily assignments that need doing as well. Too boring and whiny a story, but suffice it to say that it turns into a day long session of “Stop what you’re doing and work on MY PROBLEM!” With a divalike stomp now and then. Sigh. Occupational hazard. And Job security in a very twisted way.

Was excited to get an e-mail with a special download code for alternative tracks for Amanda Palmer’s “Who Killed Amanda Palmer?” album. They are amazing! Been listening to them non stop this morning. Can’t wait to get my hands on the accompanying book. 🙂

Am taking a brief break for lunch though the workload has suddenly doubled somehow and it’s already 2:30. So much for getting any writing done here at work today. SIGH. Sometimes being TechNinja in charge for the day has so many downsides as to erase the upsides.

Part of my job is not just IT Support, but also running reports, bulk scanning and any of a bajillion miscellaneous tasks that only peripherally fall any where near my job description. With the economy being what it is, there’s little to no chance of getting any additional help signed on anytime soon.  Kinda sucks, but there you go. Job security, yadda yadda yadda.

And to add some MORE fun to my oh-so-thrilling day– We had a HUGE HORNET divebombing us in the office. Mind you we’re on the 9th floor of our building and not exactly easy to access. INSECT FALE! (I’m also deathly allergic to hornet stings, so yeah, I’m a little paranoid right now.)

ETA: WOOT! One of the brokers got it! Smushed the little bastard! (Yes, I know I’m being a bad Buddhist but dammit! I don’t have an epi shot anywhere near here!)

Day has been a bit of a rollercoaster. Called home to check in on the hubster and found that his dad showed up out of the blue to get started painting the windows out front. Sigh. It’s supposed to storm tonight, so let’s just hope the paint dries quickly.

On a writing note, I need to keep the tv off tonight and sit my butt down at the dining room table (i.e. The Writer’s Cave) and focus on the manuscript. My brain has been far too scattered to write anything with substance lately. I’m making word count, but when I go back an re-read it, it’s not flowing the way I’d like. I’m a very visual writer. If I can’t see the action unfolding in my head like a movie, the words don’t come out with any sort of clarity. I’m way too distracted right  now, which would explain the dearth of decent writing.
Muses seem to have buggered off to the pub again, so I think I’ll need to corral them back in again tonight.

Ah well. Day is done, need to head home. Hoping we get those thunderstorms tonight. I’ll sleep better, in any case. 🙂

Have a good evening all.

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Now playing: Depeche Mode – Corrupt
via FoxyTunes

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