April 1st, 2008

Seattle's Pike Place Market

Updates and apologies.

Opie's home, and doing well. I picked him up at around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. He was very chill until we got about five minutes away from the vet's, when he started meowing up a storm again. It made me cry -- it felt so good to hear his voice again.

The vet cleaned his teeth and flushed his sinuses, and he's back on antibiotics again, but otherwise, nothing has changed. Like I told varro in another post, none of Opie's teeth were abscessed and the x-rays, while inconclusive, certainly didn't show any large tumors. So now we sit and wait for the snot cultures to come back from the lab.

Meanwhile, while my attention has been focused on Opie, all sorts of Antioch drama has been happening, and I've been feeling like a bad alum because I've been able to give it zero focus. My email inbox, which I'd whittled down to 200 after the whole broken computer fiasco, is back up to 457 and climbing, and the last time that I read anything new was ... last weekend? Maybe? I don't know. But I've gotten to the point where it feels too overwhelming to even begin to tackle, so I just ignore the whole thing. Not so good for my correspondence. So my official public apologies to everyone that I've been ignoring (and draw_in_yellow, especially to you).

The one bright glimmer: there's a really cute boy at work, and he keeps sending me text messages. n0thingman, you know who I mean. I've given him the tag "babyface," because I'm not coming up with anything better at the moment, and because I suspect he's about 15 years my junior. But oh is he pretty ...
Seattle's Pike Place Market

More pictures.

After inventory yesterday (did I neglect to mention that part of the insanity? Ack!), work is a mess today. So to give myself some teeny tiny little sanity breaks, I'm gonna upload the pictures from before Billie's going away party. Yes, I realize I'm about two weeks late. I think we covered the recent pandemonium in my earlier post.

At any rate, the pictures:

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* Wearing a sign which reads "I live in the HBC Office. I need batteries."
** On what I believe was Bobert's last day at The Co-op.
Seattle's Pike Place Market

Billie's going away party.

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* draw_in_yellow: for the most part these would have been your decorations (and party favors), had your party actually happened. The cross was for Easter, tho.
** With the "stud finder," a ridiculous party favor I found in the "bachelorette" section of Papermart.
*** The "Dan" in all of these pictures is not the Dan I usually talk about but rather Chris' brother, in town visiting for the weekend.
**** Did I tell you he was cute?
***** I hate this picture. She looks like a supermodel and I look like a garden gnome.
****** With the defective party blower
******* Stud finding
******** Stud found!
********* I love this picture
********** No clue what this was all about, but oh well.
*********** I was in the other room and heard a loud crash. I came in to find Ant, drunk, on the floor and Shannon laughing hysterically. Ant remained on the floor and drank some more, while Shannon laughed harder.
************ Have I mentioned cute? Yes, quite.