thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
i've been felled by another stupid kidney infection. i wanted to appeal the infection on procedural grounds, because i feel the notice i got of the preceeding UTI was not adequate to meet due process requirements. i tend not to get any symptoms of UTIs and then i don't know what's going on until i develop crippling pain and tenderness in my kidneys.

so antibiotics are supposed to bring me back to life. and i sure hope these foul smelling horse pills that i am supposed to take 4 times a day do the trick in a timely manner.

the only good thing about going to the doctor was that their super-reliable scale confirmed that i have lost 15 pounds. go me!

so things that i missed in the past few days: go red sox! congrats to mags on her job! work stuff less hectic than before, but i need to have a good long think about how much longer i can stay in direct services and be ok with that. i dislike the social security office and its employees even more passionately than before.

we're having a fall harvesttime party tomorrow and i'm going to a pumpkin farm today to get some pumpkins. and look at the petting zoo and hay rides. and maybe drink some cider! i'm excited.
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this rain is making my joints powerful achy.
i wish i could stay home tomorrow to bundle up with an afghan and watch my stories.
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these red sox games sure do last forever.

it's a bit much.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
what a piece of shit day at work. i feel angry, frustrated, antagonized, personally attacked, underappreciated, cynical, and filled with a ferocious rage.

so what would i be good at besides lawyering, you guys? let's brainstorm.
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i am so excited to watch 7th heaven tonight - it's going to be about voting. and iraq. sure to work me up into a cathartic self-righteous rage!

um, if i ask someone really nice, could i get a copy of the britt daniels slow hands remix? that would be totally awesome.
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today at work was lovely. the county and the feds were both closed for the holiday (alternately called "columbus day" or "indigenous people's day" depending on who you asked). most of our clients seemed to assume we would also be closed for the holiday, as nobody was calling or stopping by.

it was absolutely astounding how much work it was possible to get done. thank you, mr. columbus, or indigenous peoples, for giving me this day of peace and quiet to pound out some serious work.

(i suppose this is why people go in on the weekends, but i can't stomach that yet.)
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (veil)
i am a lawyer [1] AND i am a dj [2]. go me!

[1] today i was trying to get benefits issued to a client before the three day weekend so she wouldn't get evicted before tuesday. i had to argue with the county worker while on my cell phone on the freeway so i could make it to the debates on time.

[2] i played at a new club tonight - another guy was the main dj and i showed up at 10:30, did three short sets, left at 1, had fun, and made an astounding amount of money!
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (tennenbaums)
jukebox as substitute for killing rage:

stand up
you've got to manage
i won't sympathize
anymore

and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me
and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me

you're alright
there's nothing wrong
self sufficience please
and get to work

and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me
and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me
army of me

you're on your own now
we won't save you
your rescue squad
is too exhausted

and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me
and if you complain once more
you'll meet an army of me

army of me
bjork
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i just sneezed 16 times in a row. woo! clear that head out!

i've been a little under the weather this week. had a raging fever on tuesday and wednesday which resulted in me hiding on the couch under a massive pile of sweaters and blankets, bored out of my mind by daytime tv. but that's gone now and i'm just left with a lot of crap in my head.

tonight we're going to a local debate-watching party that we found out about on the kerry website. it's part of our continuing effort to meet suitable interesting people in places other than scenester bars.

after the debates, i'm theoretically supposed to do a dj set at a bar - but the guy hasn't been good about calling me back to tell me whether i'm doing 10-12 or 12-2, which would be good information to have. or what equipment is there and what i need to bring. minor details. so we'll see how that works out.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
these shirts are so cute! if i had a baby, i'd totally dress it in these. maybe i'll just take some babies off the street, put them in these shirts, and send them back into the world. :)
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parents coming from the airport to pick me up in rented convertible.
headed to santa barbara for the weekend.
plans: bike, hike, laze, eat good food.
mood: thrilled!

back on sunday. be good, y'all.
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it has been brought to my attention that my amazon wishlist needed updating. (i can't imagine why people are looking at my wishlist!) so it has been updated and is now current. not on my amazon wishlist but on my real wishlist is a donation to the kerry campaign in my name. but i will not turn down material goods.

woo woo birthdays! :)
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i'm putting together cds to play at the kerry fundraiser party we're having on saturday. yes! we're having a kerry fundraiser! kegs for kerry, in my friend's backyard. and oh my goodness has this been a lot to put together - requesting voter registration forms to distribute, getting kerry stickers, going to costco for snacks, writing witty and informative skits (for real!), designing flyers, inviting everyone we've ever met, learning federal election rules for fundraising, getting local musicians to play, researching the political donations of major beer companies, etc, etc!

but tons of fun, and it makes me feel like i'm doing something. i think it's awesome that my most effective contribution to the kerry campaign is to donate my party-throwing skills. people have responded really strongly and it's been very cool to see some formerly apathetic friends getting excited about politics. one 27 year old friend even registered to vote for the first time ever! so so proud!!

so if you're in the LA area & want to come to my bomb-ass fundraiser on saturday afternoon, send me email.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
but i am so glad that 7th heaven is back on! woo!

astounding

Sep. 3rd, 2004 09:26 pm
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
sofia coppola is dating quentin tarantino.
spike jonez is dating karen o.
who knows who that guy from the liars is dating.

it all amazes me. can i be in the famous cool people club and randomly date other clubmembers like spike jonez and karen o.? because that would rule.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
now i will drive to the police department in lancaster, ca - still in LA county but up in the high desert of the antelope valley and about a 3 hour round trip - to get police reports for my mentally retarded client.

repeat sigh.

i'm loading up like it's a road trip. cds! snacks! water!

what a crazy job i have.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
work has been so hard this week.

* i'm doing a hearing on behalf of a mentally retarded married couple in their 40's. the woman's mom lives with them and takes care of them. when not closely supervised, the woman tends to wander off for days at a time. while wandering, she's been raped several times, contracted a few STDs, been subject to fraud, and forced into prostitution. the county feels that these two are so good at taking care of themselves that they no longer need the service of "protective supervision". the cut in funds would require the mom to institutionalize them. it was SO HARD listening to her tell me all this stuff about her daughter - the situations in which she's found her, the things that have happened to her - in a kind of matter of fact manner, like this was what life was supposed to be like. totally emotionally draining.

* co-worker conflict. about how to handle cases. finding out that the other two staff attorneys have half as many cases as i do and are still trying to pawn cases off on me - in addition to the supervising duties they've already pawned off on me.

* and then this one case is a total mess and i can't even really talk about it but i'm paralyzed with worrying about it and furious about the actions another attorney took to handle things and upset about how disappointed my supervisor was to find out what had happened and oh my god.

to top it all off i'm trying to be on a diet and eat less and eat well and exercise, which means i'm thinking about food and fat and health and weight and all that all the fucking time.

sigh.
thatabbygirl: graffiti art of an anthropomorphized spray paint can, scowling (Default)
only one LJ person has a crush on me? step it up, people. i need more adoration!!
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