February 6th, 2006


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I can't believe that I still haven't gotten my period. I can't believe that I might actually be pregnant. After not even making it the whole 10 days any of the past times, and the disappointing fertilization rate for this try, I hate hoping, but I smile like an idiot every time I think about it.

I immediately panic right after, wondering if I've started cramping, if it feels like AF has started...but still rubbing my belly and talking to the little dudes.

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I've been quiet lately, as I've really only had two things on my mind, getting ready for the audit in Victoria at the end of the month and the IVF treatment. Not necessarily in that order. I'm now at the insanely-thinking-about-testing-all-the-time stage, but the good news is that I'm further along than I've been in all previous attempts. I'm now torn about whether to test now at home or just wait for the beta on Friday. I have potential symptoms, but that could just be the hormones I'm still on too.

In audit news, I'm so completely in project management mode that it's scary. We've finally gotten it sorted out that I'm the PM for the lab IT stuff in general, so I'm creating work breakdown structures like they're going out of style. I don't think I ever mentioned that I dropped my courses this term either. With the hours I've been pulling and the amount of time I'm going to be out of town, there is no way I could have met the course loads for either class. But the cranky people! The amount of miscommunication that has gone on is mind-boggling, I have my work cut out for me.

Recently I finished reading Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams, which is book 11 in the Wheel of Time series. It was better than book 10, which as far as I can remember only covered one freaking day in 700-odd pages! Stuff actually happened, and there were about a billion new characters introduced. They are >< that much closer to the big day, and I'm sure hoping it happens in the next book. I've also determined to go back and re-read the series, there are somethings that I just can't remember 15 years after reading the first book.

I also finished George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. I chuckled and enjoyed the comedy as well as the methodical destruction of the characters' romantic ideals.

Next up: Noelle Howey's Dress Codes and one of the JD Robb In Death series.

Movies lately - Opera, Fantastic 4 and Chinatown. Chinatown blew me away. Not only did Jack rock, but the plot was pretty damn cool too. I'm surprised at how much I liked Opera too. Given my latest run on enjoying 'horror' movies, I think I have to re-evaluate what I don't like. I don't like slasher films. Horror/suspense, I'm all in for. And the Fantastic 4, well it didn't blow me away, and I didn't follow the comics, so nothing there to piss me off, just a general enjoyable film.

Next up: Aunti Mame, Psycho, Coach Carter and La Vita e bella.

liars, liars, liars!

The gas company has been hounding us lately to lock in to a fixed-rate, 5-year plan, at 2 cents more per cubic meter than what we're currently paying.

Last October, the company got approval to raise the rate from .35 to .43. We are getting a rebate of .019 cents right now, so we're paying around .41/m3.

The rates are reviewed every 3 months and set for 3 months out. So while we are currently seeing a spike, the winter was warmer than expected, and not that much gas was consumed continent-wide. The rates have already been dropped for April, but the weasels are trying to lock us in at the panic rates that we'll be getting a refund for anyways.

They then tried to tell us that 5 years ago we were paying only .05/m3. Well surprise, surprise, I keep everything for 7 years. I looked it up, we were paying .28


random compliants - edited in the am

Can someone please explain to me why, when the Stones are still rockin' out the halftime show, Canadian Idol has an age limit of 28?

Where the hell do these people come from? http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11164026/ Is he new? It's not like this is 1980 and it's the first Walkman ever put out. What the hell ever happened to personal responsibility? This is probably the same guy that would launch a lawsuit if Apple did govern the sound levels at 100db. It isn't news that if you turn up the volume on an iPod it gets louder, but you know what? If you turn it down it gets quieter. I mean if he turned it up and little daggers pierced his eardrums, then sure, that isn't exactly the expected behaviour - sue away!

I would love to see a lawsuit against him, for infantilization of a nation. It is people like him that have caused manufacturers to label jars of peanuts with 'may contain nuts' and warn us that our coffee will be hot. *grumble*, *sputter*

I need coffee.