Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's malapropism

In a conference call, one of the attendees said she was having trouble getting all the way through a very long document from the government because it had so much duplicity. 

She meant duplication. 

My second favorite malapropism this year was a spreadsheet for a project which listed tasks for the team members. Under my name was "Illicit information."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I mailed some Christmas cards

I included a Christmas letter in which I made an effort to sound pleasant. I've never done a Christmas letter before. I don't know why I did one now. 

Monday, December 8, 2014


I had another bout of the ice cold feet, ice cold hands, shivering, headache, can't get warm. So it was an interrupted, rough night. I made it to work today, but I feel like I've spent 24 hours on the Tilt-a-Whirl. I still find it hard to believe that my thyroid tests all came back normal. I have every symptom listed. But, who knows. I have an electric blanket, but I really don't like it. Even on setting 1 or 2, it seems to dry out the air in the room or something. I feel uncomfortable underneath it. The dog, however, loves it. There's a study that indicated a connection between use of electric blankets and arthritis. It didn't go as far as to claim causation, but the results "warranted further study."

I've given up coffee again. No more stopping at SuperAmerica for 24 oz. big cups for 79 cents. I think it wakes me up, but makes me more anxious overall.

I am trying to count my blessings:  dog is healthy, house is in a safe neighborhood, I have a paycheck....

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Got really sick again, but today is better

Only missed half a day of work, officially, although I was good for nothing on Friday. I have now added Fleet Farm's Gas Mart to my list of Gas Station Restrooms I have Puked In.