July 5th, 2004

Live Long & Prosper, Birthday

Color Quiz (http://www.colorquiz.com), which is surprisingly accurate

Your Existing Situation
Unable to exert the efforts to achieve his objectives. Feels neglected, desiring greater security, warm affection, and fewer problems.

Your Stress Sources
An existing situation or relationship is unsatisfactory, but he feels unable to change it to bring about the sense of belonging which he needs. Unwilling to expose his vulnerability, he therefore continues to resist this state of affairs, but feels dependent on the attachment. This not only depresses him, but makes him irritable and impatient, producing considerable restlessness and the urge to get away from the situation, either actually or, at least, mentally. Ability to concentrate may suffer.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Feels that he is receiving less than his share and that there is no one on whom he can rely for sympathy and understanding. Pent-up emotions and a certain egocentricity make him quick to take offense, but he realizes that he has to make the best of things as they are.
Feels that things stand in his way, that circumstances are forcing him to compromise and forgo some pleasures for the time being.

Your Desired Objective
Seeks success, stimulation, and a life full of experience. Wants to develop freely and to shake off the shackles of self-doubt, to win, and to live intensely. Likes contacts with others and is enthusiastic by nature. Receptive to anything new, modern, or intriguing; has many interests and wants to expand his fields of activity. Optimistic about the future.

Your Actual Problem
Anxiety and restless dissatisfaction, either with circumstances or with unfulfilled emotional requirements, have produced stress. He tries to escape by intense activity, directed either towards personal success or towards variety of experience.
  • Current Music
    Furthermore - Letter To Myself
Live Long & Prosper, Birthday

My life, or something like it...

OK. This is pretty much a quick summary of my life since my last post.

Duchess died on Thursday. After my mom took me from one work to the other, she came home to Duchess crying like a bugger. She heard her crying from the front door, and she was in the bathroom with all the doors closed, so that was a definite bad sign. So, she went in there and carried her to the car and drove like a mad woman to the vet. Duchess was unconscious by the time she got to the vet. Dr. Derosa examined her and confirmed what my mom had thought: Duchess's spleen cancer tumor had ruptured and had filled her entire abdomen with blood, compressing all other organs. Duchess, even though unconscious, was clearly in severe pain, so my mom decided to have her put down. She would have died naturally in a few more hours, anyway, but this way, it wasn't painful. We miss her, but I'm kind of glad she's gone, so my dad won't have a stroke or aneurysm yelling at her anymore.

Work at Maryland Repro right now is a PITA! (For anyone who doesn't know what that means, it's an acronym, beginning with "Pain.") Ever since Thursday, I've been working lots of overtime on this stupid Siemen's job. It's three banker's boxes filled to the brim with papers and they want three copies of everything. Now, it wouldn't be so bad if it was all regular papers, but it's not. Half of these things have tiny receipts stapled all over them, some pages are upside-down or backwards, and most have way too many staples in them. Also, stapling things on the right side of the paper, instead of the top left, like normal, is not that bright if you're trying to read the stuff. Then, there's staples in the middle of the page. The one that gets me is the staples stuck in one sheet of paper. How about the ones that have more staples in them than actual pages? The reason they're doing this job is due to the Baltimore City Public School system losing $14 million in over-budgeting. They're going through all their records and trying to find where the money went. They found one guy stealing about $500 thousand, but that still leaves a whole lot missing. Several other printers turned this job down, for obvious reasons. Oh, and I need to remind myself that, if I ever meet Charlie Hamel, I need to severely beat with his insanely large pile of piddly $1 receipts.

Problems at McDonald's are more infrequent now, for the simple reason that I'm not there as much now. However, I'm thinking I should make up a huge poster and set it outside McDonald's for customers. It will readCollapse )

I'm really caught up on my friends' posts this time. My quiz post will actually be tomorrow, this time.

On a final note, Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day! Or, as the British probably call it, "Finally got rid of those pesky colonists" Day.
  • Current Music
    Fold Zandura - Please Believe