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Madness ensues

We're not on the thirteen-hour-a-day schedule this week--just the regular stay-till-seven scenario that's beginning to seem normal.

The most gorgeous October days are going by outside and things are coming unplugged in my brain. I'm misspelling stuff (and not caring!), I can't focus on a task for more than six minutes at a time, and (this is the worst) I am thinking about work when I'm not at work. This must end.

My sanity, such as it is, is hanging by a thread.

The thread is made of music (I brought in my whole CD collection) espresso, surreptitious discussions about Supernatural with vampirefan and owzers, and at least one break per day out in the park.

Here's what constitutes the scissors: the number "35" writ large on the big board (representing the number of days till go-live), cubicle-mate two feet away talking on the phone, people in the next cubicle laughing, people with clattery clattery keyboards, throat-clearing, breathing, and generally existing. Oh, and too fucking many meetings,

In the "could be thread, could be scissors" category is my current phone screen saver, the black and white photograph of Jensen Ackles wearing an unzipped sweatshirt and laughing his head off.

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vampirefan
Oct. 24th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
hee! love our spn conversations!

and holy crap! i don't even think of changing the picture on phone! i know what i'm gonna do right now...
emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Laughing Jensen will cheer you up every time you take a call. Guaranteed.
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emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Nope. I'm management. But they buy us dinner. Which I can't eat. And they gave me a compensatory week off, which I used to in September for the train trip which I now barely remember.

But it will all be over soon.

And when I do raise my head long enough to look at the headlines, I feel very grateful to have any kind of job at all.
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emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I commented. Thank you for sharing these. What a beautiful thing to look back on.

Happy Anniversary.
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emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I can't say that I did, no! I was too struck by the beauty of the bride and groom. I think that's the intent of wedding photos, isn't it?
roseambr
Oct. 24th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Any distraction helps when you are enduring that kind of relentless stress. I'm using the Mama Mia soundtrack a lot myself, not that I have your kind of stress going on. I remember clearly working on a project where I started dreaming in numbers I was so stressed by the spreadsheet work. Just remember that there is an end and it is getting closer all the time. Enjoy every tool you can find to get through the tough time.

Any, yes, at least with your life being so eaten up with work you are escaping the current state of the world, or at least our country. And the terrible negativity of the election campaigns, well, one is negative anyway...
emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm very grateful to be locked away from current events at the moment!

Looking forward to our get-together tomorrow. It will be a good break from all the intensity.
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