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Finished the article I had been procrastinating on. Wednesday I went to a cafe, stayed off the wireless, and wrote the beginning, end, and a sort of vague outline. Thursday I fucked around all morning trying to get started but really buying xmas presents and looking at things like toolbelts and wheelchair pouches and hori horis for my sister and nyan cat crafts on etsy.

Then finally faced up to: If I didn't do this book chapter I would feel like an ass. If I did it, but they were like "OMG this sucks", then I would feel like an ass. If I did it, and they published it, and I look at it later, I will know that I should have worked on it more and gotten opinions and improved it, and it won't be good enough and will embarrass me, and I will still feel like an ass. THEREFORE, I should just do it, because even if it embarrasses me, most of the world won't notice, and 5 years later it may put some other random opportunity in my way, plus, I will get 400 euros. So, I wrote 4000 words like a motherfucking book chapter writing DEMON, and sent it off. Go, me!

Waded through more tons of Moz new hire pages on their intranet prompted by daily flurry of emails carefully pitched to be cool and hip, that magically just avoided being nauseating. Enjoyed more corporate anthem and read the Manifesto again. A tear sprang to my eye as I considered the 10 points of the Manifesto and I appreciated working for somewhere that has a Manifesto that I automatically agree with. I don't even need brainwashing. Correctly for me, this is what they actually mean by "cultural fit" rather than brogrammerish snowboarding and craft beer. Added more things that need correcting to my list of things, and tried filing a very minor typo one as a bug, got on irc to ask about intranet confidentiality, got the extra magic power permissions to see the moz confidentiality tickybox, and filed it. That was fun. I will now get an outpouring of bugzilla email. I figured one bug is enough to do for now and I will learn things from it, make some infrastructure, and file more next week. I truly think I will like this job!

I was going to swim this morning but did that instead. Yesterday my hand was very bad after writing the 4000 words. I took some drugz for the first time in maybe a week (muscle relaxant). Filed bug this morning and printed paperwork instead of swimming, which is probably bad.

I am going to get my hair bleached rather than doing it myself. It needs rebleaching, I am out of bleach powder and don't have the 40 developer but only the weak kind that I got for Moomin's hair stripe. So rather than go out to somewhere and buy more, come back, and do all the bleaching.... I am extravagantly going to pay for it. I do it myself and color and cut it myself and have not gotten it done professionally for many many years. A bit unnerved. I hope they are nice, don't chew gum, and don't accidentally bleach my matriarchal stripe of silver wisdom in the front, which I try to leave unpurpled. Also, it was an unnerving adventure to call several hair places trying to make an appointment. Based on extensive Yelp research and the horribleness of the B4rb43ll4 people on the phone I called H41r C4ndy, P1r4te S4lon, and thought for like 5 seconds about j3t bl4ck (but they are way too expensive) Ended up with Gll4m4r4m4 which will probably freak me out but.... O well. Fingers crossed my dignity remains intact.

I probably should be doing something more poetry focused with my last day of mental freedom... But I am happy...
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