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May 19, 2005 by Angloesque
I'm in a bad mood tonight. I could blame my job, my cooking, my husband, the weather, the price of oil, but it's not really any of those. Rather, it's one of those more nebulous, everyone's-an-idiot kind of days that's just gotten to me. I can't shake it.

It started with getting up late. Never a good way to start the day. Then at work, one of my "overworked" coworkers won't let us help her, but we still have to sit there listening to her whine about how busy she is (she's actually just slow)....
February 12, 2005 by Angloesque
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October 19, 2004 by Angloesque
Was phoning my former bosses, a married couple, for whom I worked as a rafting guide for several summers. They're listed as references for many of the jobs I've been seeking. We've become good friends and they came to H's and my wedding this summer (we scheduled it especially for their availability). Good people, they are. The three summers I worked for them were the best in my life, hands down--if I could make a living as a rafting guide, I would.

Er, anyway, I was phoning them: In the cou...
February 13, 2004 by Angloesque
Last night I figured out how to go back in time. What an amazing discovery! It's only by five minutes, but hey--that's plenty of time to take back something stupid I might have said, or to undo an embarrassing trip or stumble, or to avoid dropping things, car accidents, meeting my ex in the ice cream aisle of the supermarket--all kinds of things. Boy howdy, I'm a lucky woman.

You see, my alarm clock is equipped with a squishy button on top that allows me to turn time back five minutes. This w...
February 10, 2004 by Angloesque
DEAR EVERYONE WHO OVERUSES CAPITAL LETTERS,

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE YELLING.

Don't you think that a writer sounds calmer when you write with the correct capitalization? And maybe to emphasize a word, you could put asterisks around it (at least that's what *I* do) or, better yet, reword your sentence. That's how I would change the e-world. And for what it's worth, from a typographical viewpoint, it's really hard to read all caps.

If I could change the real world, it would explode. But at ...
January 6, 2004 by Angloesque
Day 1: Official Teacher-reads-the-syllabus-while-students-struggle-to-stay-awake-day
Bleak outlook. Students are tired. Worse, Professor is tired. It's 8 a.m. far too soon after New Year's and no one, least of all me, cares to hear what I have to say in the syllabus. So I finish quickly and have them free-write for 20 minutes to give me an idea of their grasp on English, which might be better than mine.

Preparing first lecture for day 2. Do I really have to talk for an hour? Students won't w...
June 6, 2006 by Angloesque
Probably thing thing I miss most about JU is my anonymity. It's the reason I have a handle (Angloesque) and the reason not one of my friends or family members has the URL to this place. Back when I was a regular and checked my JU blog from any available computer, I compulsively deleted my history. (My parents probably thought I was looking at porn.)

But I've given that up: I've started anew on a simple Blogger URL, and every link on my sidebar is someone I've known for years. But it's constra...
March 15, 2006 by Angloesque
I've returned just in time to see the detritus of another soap opera fiasco. Hmm. So sorry to have missed it. For the last couple months I've been blogging elsewhere. I don't have the anonymity I had here, but I'm not bombarded by idiots, either. Then again, I don't get the variety of perspectives.

Call it even.

Anyway, cheers all.

-A.
October 14, 2004 by Angloesque
I love tea. It's something I picked up from my brief stints in England. I love the teapot, sugar and cream, the cup--and mostly just sitting for a few minutes being contemplative. I love McVities Hobnobs and the caramel biscuits to munch or dip as I please. Sometimes I read a book. Sometimes I just look out the window. I never blog, and I never watch TV during teatime. Simply, I enjoy the time and don't want to be upset or excited,

which makes me wonder: If I were to sit down for tea with som...
September 30, 2004 by Angloesque
Have you ever taken the time to write a pretty well-thought-out article, only to have someone steal it and rewrite it on their blog? It's a little irritating. Not bad, but kinda like a fly in the room that won't leave irritating. In the literary world it's called "plagiarism" but I wouldn't describe it as such in the blogging world.

That happened to me a couple months ago. The offending user replied to my article, then someone addressed her/his comment, and rather than responding to that on ...
September 28, 2004 by Angloesque
Okay, for all you Office Space fans, you remember when Lawrence and Peter are talking about what they'd do with a million bucks, Lawrence says, "Two chicks at the same time." Peter says, "Nothing. I'd sit on my ass all day, and do nothing." Sometimes I aspire to Peter's sentiments, but after meeting some of the biggest idiots on the highway yesterday, this is what I'd do when I felt like sitting on my ass in a car:

I'd buy a beater car--a big non-SUV one, like a Lincoln Towncar or one of tho...
September 27, 2004 by Angloesque
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September 1, 2004 by Angloesque
Dear Madame X and Madame Y,

Yes. I *can* hear you when you talk about me. The fact that my cubicle is about five feet from yours should give you some kind of clue. The fact that you always glance over guiltily at me is a sign. The fact that I'm still speaking to you is a miracle.

Yes. I am a temp. *gasp* Only losers are temps, right? Must be. I know I went to college for five years to get two degrees to work in your office where, according to your last conversation, I am not qualified to ...
August 16, 2004 by Angloesque
I hate teenage girls. Not all teenage girls, actually; just the sixteen-year-olds driving brand new Mitsubishis who toss their burning carcinogenic litter out the window and then flip me off when I honk at them, and insolently flip another smoking piece of tobacco at the light just before they turn off.

Now let me say, I have nothing against sixteen-year-olds, or girls, or smokers, and I have only a bit of contempt for parents who buy their kids brand new cars when they get their license, bu...
August 11, 2004 by Angloesque
Unemployment blog: Day 36. Have taken to wearing no underwear in hopes that will go through underwear more slowly, thereby saving self laundry $. Also is bloody hot here. Scarcely goes below 100 in daytime and below 70 at nighttime. .

Magazines not buying my articles. "Ran that one two months ago" (No you didn't, liar; am not stupid, do in fact read magazine back issues for that very reason) "Like your style but we're just not interested right now" Actually, am making those up: rejection slip...