duffy: (FrasersHat)
These things make me cry: inefficiency, policies/procedures that make no sense, and a reduction in actual service to actual users. I am very tired of crying at work every damn day.
duffy: (dirtyarchaeologist)
Spent evening watching Stargate SG1 and Atlantis. Nostalgia- I'm soaking in it!
duffy: (hairpulling)
I just read this in an article: "Research shows that simple tricks like putting out a bowl of fruit and moving the location of healthy foods in your cupboard could help trick you into weight loss."

When I read things like this, I just want to scream and bang my head against the wall.

The Usual

May. 8th, 2017 10:15 pm
duffy: (hairpulling)
I have to attend an all-day work retreat tomorrow. (Think lots of rah-rah team building.) There is no end to the stressful things the day will include. Once more unto the breach...
duffy: (vala)
Today I made up a little song in my head with the line "it's a hard, not impossible, day", and it has stuck in my head all day. It's a perky little tune that sounds like something Mr. Rogers would have sung, and it made me laugh many times today.

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duffy: (vala)
Just in case there's anybody here who still follows me -- I have permanently moved to Dreamwidth. Find me there at:
I don't know that I'll ever delete this journal, but I don't plan to come back. So come find me on DW!
duffy: (FrasersHat)
Big changes coming at my place of work. Like, really big. Like, maybe I'll have a completely different job. Like, maybe I'll be moved to a different location. (actually that part is definite) So things are a little..umm..."challenging"...at the moment. It's very frustrating. I'm usually mostly ok with change, but this is on a larger scale than I've ever had to deal with. So we'll see.

In other news, who's going to watch American Gods? I really want it to be good!

Never Mind

Apr. 9th, 2017 12:54 am
duffy: (Default)
This has just been some late-night experimentation with images. Going to bed now. G'nite, everyone!


Feb. 2nd, 2017 02:43 pm
duffy: (Default)
I do a lot of teaching at the beginning of every semester, but it's usually over by the fourth or fifth week. I did my last one today, and I had planned to spend the rest of the day starting on my annual self-review which is due next week. But I sort of just crashed. I've spent the last four hours just sitting in my office, doing some emails, but mostly just scrolling through facebook and tumblr and being in kind of a fog.

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duffy: (Default)
 I just want my country back. 
duffy: (Default)
 I really promise that this journal WILL have other content that is not just me gnashing my teeth and rending my garments. Really. I PROMISE! But I just heard that two of the things that will probably be targeted in the new proposed budget will be the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (including NPR) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. My sister works for a state agency associated with NEH, and her husband works for an NPR station. And another sister works for another agency which will probably be targeted. I don't feel very secure in my own job these days, but I guess I'm better off than the rest of my family at the moment. *brave little grin*
duffy: (Default)
 I think I'm going to try to come here and post more often. I really need someplace to let off steam that's not Facebook (too many relatives and work colleagues) or Twitter (too limiting and too public) or Tumblr (too confusing and not what I go there for). I know I don't have many followers on here, but I just need someplace to go when I need to -  whether anyone listens or not. 

Long story short: I'm an American, and I think my country is dying. I wake up sick to my stomach every morning, and I fight a feeling of despair all day. I'm functioning, and I can even be happy a great deal of the time. But it's just ALWAYS THERE. And I don't know what's going to happen, and I feel scared and sick. 

I promise this won't be doom and gloom all the time. But today I'm feeling pretty doomy and gloomy.


Jan. 17th, 2017 04:14 pm
duffy: (Default)
 Sometimes you just have to say screw it and pay the fine. Sigh.

HB, Mr. F.

Jan. 5th, 2017 11:10 am
duffy: (mcshepbw)
 Happy 50th Birthday to Joe Flanigan! And a big thank you to him for giving John Sheppard to us. 

La La Land

Dec. 30th, 2016 07:18 pm
duffy: (FrasersHat)
 La La Land was...audacious. Beautiful. Surprising. Nostalgic. I loved it. But definitely about 10 minutes too long. 
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