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When I'm under too much stress, my vision starts to blur and I get… - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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When I'm under too much stress, my vision starts to blur and I get very curt with people.

I can barely see today. :(

Poo. I'd rather be Randy than Curt! Ah, well. Perhaps a brain dump will help :)

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I finally bought a couch Saturday. It's smooshy and comfy and purple, and will be delivered tomorrow. Afaik, it is not carnivorous.

I've been shopping for a couch for months now. I hadn't even intented to buy one Saturday-- I just stopped in to the furniture store on my way elsewhere to complain that I'd missed the one big "friends & family" sale they have each year because they sent the notification to my old address (again).

The one I bought was nothing like the others I'd considered at one time or another (or another or another). I nearly gave my sales rep a heart attack. He almost didn't sell it to me because he thought I was feverish. He was sure I'd have bought the leather one I'd been drooling over these past three months. I was surprised, too.

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After I left the the furniture store, a swarthy pirate in a cherry picker watched me drive around the parking lot by Target and Lowes. And watched and watched. And waved and smiled as I drove back towards the furniture store. I wonder who he was, and why he was so entranced by the messy-haired girl in old clothes and no makeup. Should I have stopped and said something witty? How would one initiate a conversation with a pirate in a cherry picker who's a workin' on a Sunday?

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I'm so far behind on things. Insanely-busy work things I seem to be keeping up with. Sorta. Home things are another matter, though. Got the yard only half-mowed yesterday before the rains hit. Got a number of dandelions up, but thousands more await. Did laundry, but there's more to be done. Bought everything for washing the windows, but didn't even begin that project. Didn't get to food shopping at all. Still haven't gotten that email problem fixed (hoping maybe we'll both have some time to chat sometime this week, monkey!). Finally got to Lowes, but didn't use my nummy gift card from themouse and her mama (the store finally opened-- it's nice, too!). Haven't gotten to bed bath and beyond to use horseofshadows' nice housewarming gift either. Haven't gotten that CD out in the mail (forgive me, beatnikside). Haven't sent money to the insanely-talented mattcallow. Haven't gotten a hold of mauracelt. Haven't called my aunt. Haven't responded to all the kind comments left on my scaryhighschoolphoto post. Haven't finalized travel plans with alcestis and neenerface. Haven't paid my bills. Haven't tuned up my car. Have hardly been able to think...

If I listed all the things I haven't done that I've wanted to do, I'd be here all day, adding to the list all the time. I should stop now, while I still can.

Forgive me my friends, for I am a busyass doofus. I haven't forgotten.

Perhaps if I did, my vision would be a little better.

Wife applications are still being accepted at the front desk. Thank you.

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Improv Saturday seemed to go well, though we had too small of an audience.

I sucked... Ishouldn't have to rely on an upside down camel to save my arse.

Ah, well.

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I write a lot when I'm blurry and curt, don't I.

Back to the grind. To, uhm, write more.

I would like a nap, please. And when I wake up, I'd like to be all caught up with everything.

Thank you.

I'm feeling all kinds of: Better Curt than Ralph.

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happymrlocust From: happymrlocust Date: May 12th, 2003 11:01 am (UTC) (permalink)
*applies to be a wife*
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Can you have a martini and those little hot dogs wrapped in pastry awaiting me when I get home from work? Because I'd really like that.

If you can do that in heels, bonus.
happymrlocust From: happymrlocust Date: May 12th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)

It can be arranged.

:D
monkey From: monkey Date: May 12th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC) (permalink)
I'll be around, feel free

ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Thank you thank you dear monkeyman!

If I can get my email working this week, I'll be so happy. If I can avoid having to install a network card, I'll be bloody estatic.

Of course, I'll be thrilled just to have a few minutes free to chat with my favouritest monkey :)
keethrax From: keethrax Date: May 12th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (permalink)
You sure are busy...
Wish I was that busy, then maybe I wouldn't be this broke...
Well, maybe not quite that busy, but busier than I am anyhow.
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Well, if we split my busi-ness between us, we'd both probably be happy :)
rhiannonstone From: rhiannonstone Date: May 12th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (permalink)
We also bought our new couch while we were out and about with no intentions of actually buying anything whatsoever--in fact, we were on the way back from the ER, where I had taken Paul because he was having a scare with chest pains. ;) The furniture store was just *right there* so we wandered in, looked around, and wandered back out 20 muinutes later with a couch. Well, we didn't actually get teh couch 'til the next day, but you know what I mean. ;) Congrats! A house is not a home without a comfy couch.
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. Nice to know I'm in good company :)

I'm truly dangerous in my rare fits of decisiveness. In a good way. I should try tapping into that vibe more often.

I hope Paul's OK!
alcestis From: alcestis Date: May 12th, 2003 11:33 am (UTC) (permalink)
"A house is not a home and a home is not a house if there's not enough room for you..."

Just let me know what your plans are so I can plan accordingly.
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC) (permalink)
M might be joining me-- you'd love her, she's a hoot. So I'm still not sure whether I'll be traveling Friday or Saturday.

If I weren't in the picture, what would your plans be?
From: horseofshadows Date: May 12th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Methinks you should return to Florida for a refresher vacation, sit amongst the club lights with me and talk of things non-stressful (and this time we can go over my friend's place and play on his monsterous DDR machine!).

Failing that, buy yourself a suitably cheery SomethingOrOther (perhaps a matching set of Thingies? or a DooHickie or two?) with the gift certificate. :-)
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:34 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Ldy needs Don Pablo's Margaritas badly!

You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty :)
woodwhat From: woodwhat Date: May 12th, 2003 12:55 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Dear ldy's New Couch,

I think I am in love with you. I want to nuzzle up against your purpley goodness and nap for all eternity. Call me!

Love,

Jenny
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Dear Jenny,

Please sit on my face. I'm couch enough to handle three women at once. Truly.

And I can be cleaned with water-based solutions, which is always a good thing, if you know what I mean.

Love always,

the Couch
scottobear From: scottobear Date: May 12th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I hope your streeful blurs go away soon. I get the same way when highly stressed or enraged. I prefer to be Frank rather than Curt, and sometimes Earnest is better than Randy... sometimes not.

Your couch looks quite seaworthy, and I'm sure Max will find it quite comfy, too.

Pirates like folks such as yourself... even sans makeup and in a messy-'do, it's just a matter of walking up smile on one's face, and saying "Hi! What's new up in the cherry picker, there? It's sort of like a crow's nest, eh? Why're you workin' on a Sunday?"

You have my permission to nap whenever you please, as long as it doesn't impair your safety or that of others.

*huggo*



ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I think I lost my chance to talk to a real cherry-pickin pirate type. Next time, though, carpe diem! You make it sound so easy :)

Unfortunately, napping at work is frowned upon by the management. Being the management, this puts me in a rather awkward position.

No There tonight. Here. Bed. Soonly :) Better than naps! I shall read about pirates and quiet my infernal dialogue.

*huggos!*

scottobear From: scottobear Date: May 12th, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re:

It's surprisingly easy (for me) if the person gives me a friendly wave and a smile first. approching someone with a glassy stare is much more difficult for me.

We need to get you to telecommute, so you can opt for a Nap-break at whim, and work with max-lapping.

Lovely sleeps and pleasant dreams to follow you with chocolate thoughts!

aaangyl From: aaangyl Date: May 12th, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Oooooooooooooooo smooshy PURPLE goodness! *drool*
It's.... THE COMFY COUCH!
Awesome choice! Much cuddlier than the leather!
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Torture at my place consists of purple plush. There'll be a line at the door ;)

I like it, too. Squeeeesh goes the couch!
beatnikside From: beatnikside Date: May 12th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I forgive you for taking your time (no big; the discs will wait). However, I may never forgive you for adding a "c" to "beatnik." ;-)
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC) (permalink)
O horror! horror! horror! Tongue, nor heart, cannot conceive nor name thee!

I actually had "beatniksidearm" up there for a minute, realized how wrong that was pretty quick... well, actually, it must have been beatnicksidearm.

No wonder it looked SO VERY wrong.

I beg your forgiveness, from the very bottom of my heart.
beautyorbeast From: beautyorbeast Date: May 12th, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC) (permalink)
You were so tired you couldn't see straight, but you took the time to send help my way?

You are an angel in disguise.

Now tell me what I can do for you?
ldy From: ldy Date: May 12th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Send hugs and wishes of sweet dreams :)

I'm actually going to bed before midnight!

Other than that, take good care of yourself. Every day.

*hugs*
beautyorbeast From: beautyorbeast Date: May 13th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re:

You always have my hugs and wishes of sweet dreams and more!

And you, my dear, is the one who needs to take care of herself. Please.
beautyorbeast From: beautyorbeast Date: May 13th, 2003 06:10 am (UTC) (permalink)

Ooops.

And you are the one...

I haven't had enough coffee yet.
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