new people

Nov. 23rd, 2007 10:02 pm
steffish: (science)
We have new people at work (I was introduced to them as "one of the longest-serving members of the team", which, wow. I hadn't realised.) but I really can't be bothered trying to bond with them* or whatever when I'll hopefully be leaving soon. Anyway, J already has two strikes in terms of the chances of us becoming friends - 1. the first time I saw her she was talking about drunkenness with BBE. 2. her description in the Friday Flier lists her interests as... something, something else, and "hitting the town". Eh, I have huge inexplicable issues with drinking culture in general, so people who actually consider it one of their defining interests are probably not my kind of people. But B, I'm not sure how I feel. I think either I'd end up either really liking him or really not, we haven't interacted enough yet to know which. He gave a good first impression (funny! tall!) but then today I felt like he thought I was stupid... probably that was just me being way oversensitive though. We shall see.

* I don't know, is being sociable a constant effort for everyone or is that just me? It's not that I'm mean by nature or anything, I just tend to ignore people. And I really suck at making conversation :/

I feel like if I'm going to be a grownup I should stop talking about all my work people by name on LJ... not much point while I'm at this job where I've already talked about everyone, but best to get out of the habit now. Thus the new people have no names! Also BBE = Best Boss Ever. Hopefully I won't have anything to say about anyone else, because I don't know what I'd call them.

Going to [livejournal.com profile] littel_bunny's 21st tomorrow. It's the first 21st I've ever been to, so at this point probably the only one I ever will... wait, no, the sister will probably have one, so I might go to that. I haven't driven over the divvy in a couple of years, and I never liked it, so doing that in the evening after work will be interesting.

ETA: So, that anonymeme. I'm trying to comment to anyone I have anything to say about, in hopes that the commenting-habit will stick after the meme is over. My aim is to comment more often on stuff so that next time one of these memes occurs some people will actually know me so I can put my name in. It all seems kind of pointless effort though, when I know that to become popular you need to be a decent writer :/

Anyway, at the least I have to try and befriend some of the Melbourne fangirls, because trying to move there* knowing only one person is a bit stupidly optimistic of my coping skills.

*I really am still planning on it. Thinking about it makes me feel excited, unlike in 7th form when the thought of moving away made me feel ill and depressed, so I am thinking that's a good sign :D
steffish: (drunk gale)
It was my last day working with Tracey today - we don't work on the same days in the week, and I'm away next Saturday for study leave, and I can't go to her farewell drinks on the 6th because I have an exam the next morning. We were pretty chatty in the morning but by the end of the day she'd gone all silent and angry, and I don't know why. I hope it isn't because I didn't eat lunch with her, because seriously, I was going to but then I barely ended up getting lunch at all, only 20 minutes at about 2pm, because there was so much to do. 14 prosecution BODs! And you can't leave prosecution samples sitting by themselves (oh sorry Your Honour, my friend was sad and wanted me to eat with her, so that's why I can't account for that half hour), so I couldn't go to lunch until I was done. Grah. So I felt kinda bad about that at the end of the day but! She has been convincing me that I really do want to go live in Melbourne :/ So yeah, maybe I'll see her there!

I'm drunk (that was in my semagic draft, and really it needs no embellishment. Just realise this whole thing was written while this state was wearing off. Oh lol. I always write all kinds of nonsensical half-sentences in Semagic with plans to flesh them out later, but often I just get bored and end up deleting them. Like so: u\is it weird that i fell dislyoal to gee for li;stening to mcr while drinking/ but well. Hoboken show reports! of course i'm listiening to mcr. but work was utter arse today. 14 prosecution bods what the fuck, that'js riduvtulus. so im drankinf)(even when I'm sober my notes-to-self tend to look like that, sadly).

(By drunk, I only mean 2 beers and 2 wines. So not really. Just tipsy! Haha, how much do I hate the world that 4 drinks isn't really considered anything? But that is a whole different rant that I'll probably never have because it is rather hypocritical.)

(I will stop now. I keep wanting to add more stuff but it all belongs in parentheses. I keep forgetting to press the spacebar also.)

Oh god, I am a chatty drunk :/ Maybe I need to maintain a low level of intoxication all the time and then I'd be less of a shut-in.

Some stuff

Oct. 20th, 2007 11:17 pm
steffish: (study)
~ I tried Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the first time ever yesterday at work, after hearing about the mythical things for years on the internets... I don't really see what the fuss is all about. They were too salty for me :/

~ The Teddy Band t-shirt is the cure for all ill in the world. Seriously. Last night at work I was really stressed and angry at everything, and saw how much there was going to be to do today and wanted to cry... this morning I put on that shirt and went to work, and despite finishing half an hour late I was in a remarkably good mood all day :D

~ Relatedly, shouldn't I be working less during exam leave, not more? I've done an extra 4.75 hours on top of my normal 16 this week.

~ Ahaha, apparently a couple of the guys from Sample Reception made out at a party last weekend? Awesome.

~ Dumbledore was gay?! Extra awesome!

~ Exams = not so awesome /o\ First one on Wednesday. I should study lots more (I've written out more study notes for this one exam than I did for all of last semester's put together already! But then, last semester I didn't have to do so well on the exams to make up for shitty coursework). But I'm um, going to the Labour Day races on Monday with Tracey? Because I'm not going to be at work on her last Saturday before she leaves for Australia, and I can't go to her farewell drinks on the 6th because I have an exam the next morning, so I couldn't say no to this as well.

~ Online journals are little filters that we each see every one else's lives through, the parts others choose to share with us. That said, we all think we are close, but really we seldom know *a lot* about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

ETA: instant messaging, yay? I downloaded Trillian today as a start in my quest to become more active on the internets now that I'm going to have a lot of free time. Add me if you want, though I don't promise any kind of interesting conversation. MSN: smart_girl321@hotmail.com (a rather outdated email address!) or AIM: steffishaims
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  • A few times now I've seen a guy (or maybe several different guys) wearing a Clandestine hoody around Hamilton, and every time it FILLS ME WITH JOY. Yay for random fandom connections in real life! I was mistaken :(


  • [livejournal.com profile] jocondite said: I think this has become the most welcoming fandom that I've ever been in. YES, so much. I especially noticed this coming straight from QaF, where I... really didn't feel all that welcome, mostly due to my age. I read fic solely via [livejournal.com profile] bjfic because I didn't want to friend people who had headers telling young people to go away because "the grownups are talking now". Yes, I get that they meant it in an Adult Content Warning kind of way, but others manage to say it in a way that doesn't treat underage folks as idiots. (I wasn't even underage when I was in that fandom! But as someone who has read fic since I was 15, I couldn't ignore it).

    Basically, so much love for bandom! I had been drifting (back towards HP, which I left 2 years ago), but somehow I've spent the last couple of days compulsively following the (extremely polite ♥ ) wank and it's brought back my love. I don't even know.


  • One thing: I want to live where these people who are talking about people being out in school and not using 'gay' as a general insult are. Because its definitely not what I see among my sister's cohort :(


  • Best Boss Ever let us all go down to the bridge to watch the Great Race this afternoon. Woot, Waikato!!! Beat Harvard's asses (not by very much, but). I really wish they'd allow more time in the day's schedule though, because consistently starting late every year is not a good look for an international sporting event, and makes me feel kind of ashamed of my city :| Also, it meant that when we went down at 2:05, which should have been five minutes after the main race started, we saw the end of the women's race. Then we had to go back to work for 20 minutes before coming down again to see the actual event, and even then the race hadn't started. So basically our 10 minute break became about half an hour, not that anyone complained too strenuously about that :P


  • When I was standing there, looking over the heads of my workmates I realised how much of an asshole I'm going to seem at these shows coming up (FOB in THREE WEEKS!!). I mean, I could see over these people my age, and the audience at the shows is going to be considerably younger and shorter. Good for my viewing pleasure, less good in terms of being viciously attacked by any shorties stuck behind me :/

steffish: (brian - life is hard)
Biodiesel smells like soy milk. Also is disgusting as a sample.

I am COMPLETELY out of stuff to write.

I shall go in search of junk food now. This is the brilliant/terrible thing about having a supermarket just around the corner.
steffish: (snape'shappy face)
(This entry forward-dated because tomorrow's schedule consists of work then Harry Potter - no time for internets.)

Cute sample reception guy was all dressed up today, so pretty :D Because he had to go to court for a drink-driving thing though, so uncool. Minus 1000000 points.

(I just made sure I have this name at both GreatestJournal and InsaneJournal, in case fandom actually does implode. I don't think it will, but better to be prepared.)

Still not really excited about HP. I'll skim through HBP tonight to remember the important stuff, and read for as long as my eyes hold out tomorrow though, even if I'm not feeling the HP mood at the moment.
steffish: (Default)
Best boss ever: "Why don't you preorder Harry Potter from the same place as me and we'll road trip it on our lunch break to pick them up?" :D

Unfortunately she then remembered she'll be in Tauranga on a field trip that weekend, so I'll have to send Mum to get it after all. Eh, I really can't get excited about this book anyway, it's been too long since I've read anything HP.
steffish: (expression)
After being introduced to [livejournal.com profile] ditl via [livejournal.com profile] inked_cauduceus' old post (a day in the life of a med school student) I thought I'd give it a go myself. A lot of pictures. )
Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] ditl.
I came third in the ditl contest :D


Mum and Dad are in Hastings/Palmy visiting family until Monday, and Nicola's at the beach with friends until Tuesday, so I've got the house all to myself. It's an utter mess at the moment, but I'd rather do all the cleaning at once rather than doing dishes all through the weekend. Thankfully we were given an extension on our Japanese History essays, because otherwise I would have had to be working on that like crazy tomorrow. Instead I just get to bum around doing nothing, enjoying a couple of days of peace :D

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