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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...

[sticky post]Master Post - UNIT!100 Table
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Alright.  So, to kick this off, here's my table.  I want to actually have a posted table this time, so as to keep track of which stories I've done, as I'm not doing them in numerical order.

So, without further ado... my Big Dang Table!

001. Beginnings. 002. Middles. 003. Ends. 004. Insides. 005. Outsides.
006. Hours. 007. Days. 008. Weeks. 009. Months. 010. Years.
011. Red. 012. Orange. 013. Yellow. 014. Green. 015. Blue.
016. Purple. 017. Brown. 018. Black.
019. White. 020. Colourless.
021. Friends. 022. Enemies. 023. Lovers. 024. Family. 025. Strangers.
026. Teammates. 027. Parents. 028. Children.
029. Birth. 030. Death.
031. Sunrise. 032. Sunset. 033. Too Much. 034. Not Enough. 035. Sixth Sense.
036. Smell. 037. Sound. 038. Touch. 039. Taste. 040. Sight.
041. Shapes. 042. Triangle. 043. Square. 044. Circle. 045. Moon.
046. Star. 047. Heart. 048. Diamond. 049. Club. 050. Spade.
051. Water. 052. Fire. 053. Earth. 054. Air. 055. Spirit.
056. Breakfast. 057. Lunch. 058. Dinner. 059. Food. 060. Drink.
061. Winter. 062. Spring. 063. Summer. 064. Fall. 065. Passing.
066. Rain. 067. Snow. 068. Light(e)ning. 069. Thunder. 070. Storm.
071. Broken. 072. Fixed. 073. Light. 074. Dark. 075. Shade.
076. Who? 077. What? 078. Where? 079. When? 080. Why?
081. How? 082. If. 083. And. 084. He. 085. She.
086. Choices. 087. Life. 088. School. 089. Work. 090. Home.
091. Birthday. 092. Christmas. 093. Thanksgiving. 094. Independence. 095. New Year.
096. Writer’s Choice. (Topsy-Turvy) 097. Writer’s Choice. (Explain) 098. Writer’s Choice. (Betrayed) 099. Writer’s Choice. (Trust) 100. Writer’s Choice. (Jealous)

I'll be adding the links to the entries as I complete them here and there.

[Note: I have no idea if this shows up in peoples' f-lists properly, but I'm not entirely sure why it doesn't look right (ie: just looks like text with no table borders) on my journal.  I promise it's a table, though.]

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Seventeen
It was another ridiculously busy day at work today, but somehow I made it work. I punched through the remaining 3 days of masterclass song lists, finished populating the recital song lists, confirmed flower delivery times for the days of the recitals, coordinated some more stuff for accompanist practices, got a bunch more of the teacher Christmas cards signed (almost done!!!), found an old template for our performance buttons to submit for this set of recitals buttons... plus the usual stuff like answering the phone/email, and helping people out in person.

All in all, the stuff probably doesn't sound so bad, but it was just mind-numbing (especially the masterclass and recital lists; it really just makes your eyes glaze over after a while). But they're done now, and now all that's left is to email remind all parents for the classes (2 days of classes will be done by my coworker over the next two days), and to make the proper recital orders/type up the programs (Tim will help with those).

So really, I think I've already passed the worst hurdles; it's just a matter of holding everything together now and making sure things go smoothly in these next two weeks of masterclasses, accompanist practices, and lessons leading up to recitals. Wish me luck!

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Sixteen
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Not gonna lie; this entry is backposted. But I have a good reason(s) - work was incredibly busy all day today (literally nonstop), and I went to go see Bohemian Rhapsody again with a friend (it just finished now, at 0030). It was even better this time around, IMO, because I could spot things I missed the first time around, and we totally sang along with zero shame.

I’ll be tired in the morning when I have to get up early for work, but it was so worth it. NO REGRETS.

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Fifteen
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Oof - slipping in under the wire, here! It was one of those days at work today, where everything just kind of snowballed into a giant avalanche of stuff to take care of, and ended up with me staying an hour late to get some stuff done to prep for masterclasses tomorrow (recital prep group classes). I’m glad I have a day or so of reprieve (next classes aren’t til Monday, so that’s good), but it was still iffy/ridiculously busy today.

On another note: fifteen days in, and not one backpost yet this year! I’m so proud. :D

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Fourteen
Fus Ro Yay
Got some really fantastic news today! My boss has been looking to take a bunch of work responsibilities off of her plate/get me doing more of her upper management stuff for a while, and it's finally been officially proposed (list of duties, etc)!

As of today, I am no longer Office Manager, but instead Assistant Director for the music school! So excited. I've only been given a basic list of what my new duties will entail with details to follow, but I'm so happy about this. Hard to believe that it's already been four years here: starting at 9 hours a week as "Office Assistant" in 2014, all the way up to a full 40 hours a week as Assistant Director.

Tim's been given a department/title, too! He's now our Operations Manager, and is going to take over a few administrative/marketing things (mostly working from home, but still).

It's a pretty exciting thing to have this happen and is definitely something that both Tim and I are looking forward to moving ahead with. I really look forward to seeing where things go now with the school. :D

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Thirteen
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Today is a short post, because my hand is cramping from having written 207 Christmas cards to students/families at work today. It hurts, but at least they’re all done?

...rip my wrist. :(

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Twelve
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Today was another quiet day, as Mondays usually are. Went out to see Tim’s parents for dinner, though, and blasted Queen in the car to and from their house (time well spent, IMO).

On a semi-related note, I really want to go see Bohemian Rhapsody again. :D

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Eleven
I've been in a very reflective mood since yesterday, as I powered through watching all 10 episodes of HBO's The Pacific, to coincide with today. The stories of the US Marines in the Pacific Theater of Operations were ones I was unfamiliar with, but nonetheless deeply stirring. My school studies usually focused on the Canadian troops in battles such as the Battle of the Atlantic for the navy, and in Italy and France for the army and airmen. It's one thing to know that WW2 was an incredibly large scale war; another thing entirely to realize that what formed most of your entire basis of knowledge was literally just a drop in the bucket in the total war events.

Watching The Pacific, there was a big sense of disconnect between the events depicted in the show and the European stages of the war; watching the Marines off in the jungles fighting the Japanese, while there's barely any mention of the Nazis or anything going on with the Holocaust itself. It almost didn't feel like they were part of the same war, if not for the fact that there's an infrequent mention of current war events in Europe.

I think the series was incredibly well done and managed to pack so much into those 10 episodes, it felt weird at the end; like it should have taken longer. I don't know if I could have taken more, though - I'm already feeling a bit emotionally strung out from watching those (in a good way).

On another note: It's been 100 years since the end of WW1. It's hard to believe that was (already? only?) 100 years.

Regardless of what country Allied soldiers fought for in either war, they all did so for the freedoms we take for granted today. May we never forget.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Ten
Dilbert - enter my world
A couple of days ago, I promised you all some updates as to what I've been up to recently. There have been some pretty sizable changes in the past 10 months, so what better time to tell you all about them than now?

Behold my life.Collapse )

NaBloPoMo 2018 - Day Nine
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Don't have a lot to write for today, but I just spent the last little while at work sorting through all our financial paperwork to prepare it for a quarterly bundle to go to the accountant. I finished it, but not without a wicked cardboard papercut (on a finger joint, no less) and some nice backache from hauling the file boxes around and leaning over the desk at an odd angle to go over our receipts.

I know you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, but surely it could have done without a twisted spine garnish? :(