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1. OMFG-OMFG-OMFG-OMFG-OMFG, THEY'RE GIVING ME LEAD PAY!! BEGINNING MONDAY, I GET FOUR HOURS OF LEAD PAY EVERY DAY, WHICH IS AN EXTRA DOLLAR AN HOUR FOR EACH OF THOSE FOUR HOURS!! TOTAL CAPSLOCK HAPPY BOOGIE DANCE! Seriously, I had NO faith whatsoever that this would be coming any time soon, if ever. And here today, Sue laid it out for me. No trap, no nothing. Just FINALLY, acknowledgment that I do so much more than my fair share around work. SO. RIDICULOUSLY. PLEASED.

2. That doesn't lessen my work load, sadly, but it's a HUGE step in the right direction...especially as I'm the first to whom they've given this. Ever.

3. Also, I'm supposed to move back down to the other end, but split my stuff between the non-desk and the big desk. Sue hasn't quite thought this through, but she'll get with the program soon enough. I hope. She's as stubborn as I am when it comes to being right.

4. I can't find my paint shop pro, so I spent some of my lunch hour fiddling around with and made a few avatars. Use what you like, as you like. Credit would be lovely, but isn't hugely necessary.

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The third one is the last part of 1 Corinthians 13:13. The fourth I made up. And the fifth is part of a quote by..uh... *goes to look it up* ...Erica Jong from O Magazine in February of 2004: "Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for." In case you wondered. :)

I may make more later this weekend. And perhaps I'll post them to that community I joined...if I figure out the rules and what they mean... (Beth, that was a hint for help...)

5. Um. I can't remember what I was- OH. I finished my seventh book of the year today. I'm not really on a goal or anything to read a specific number this year, but I know some of you are, so I wondered where you're at compared to me. Out of a ridiculous abundance of curiosity, I guess. Indulge me.

6. Oh, and those of you who care about hair and fashion and the like? HELP ME. It is winter, it is cold, the air is brittle. MY HAIR IS SO STATICKY THAT I'M SHOCKING MYSELF EVERY-DAMN-WHERE. What will help this without weighing down or destroying my hair? Or making me need to wash it every damn day, which only exacerbates the problem? I can't keep sticking lotion in it. That doesn't destroy it, but it does weigh it down and make it get oilier faster. I'm looking for a specific product, I suppose - but please keep in mind that I am a NO-maintenance type of girl. I wash my hair, I condition it, I go. I own neither a curling iron nor a hair dryer. I suppose I could pick up a dryer if I must, but UGH.

Also - my hair is already stick-straight and baby fine (and has oily tendencies at the scalp) , but I've heard that a straightener might help. Any tips or ideas or corrections on that? A straightener is more work than I am probably willing to put into it, but seriously, this is ridiculous. I pull a brush through my hair, and it just goes everywhere, sticks everywhere. Uncool, uncomfy, makes me look stupid. And I don't own a comb, though I doubt it'd make a huge difference. I need to know what to do. PLEASE HELP.

7. Waffle breakfast tomorrow. Completely incredible pecan syrup, here I come. Wonder if they'll notice me sneaking the huge bottle out inside my coat? Maybe I oughtn't, it's in a church, after all... *snerk*

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Date: 2009-01-31 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Before I read anything... I tried to access this on Clarke's computer without logging in and LJ said I have to be fourteen to view your journal. I wonder if mine has an "adult content" notice.


LJ made me expect something raunchier. :-)

Congrats on the lead pay! You deserve much much more than that, I'm sure, but maybe all that Lilly Ledbetter stuff in the news helped your case? Haha, probably not, but you never know. They could have said, "economy sucks and we don't want to increase payroll, but a lawsuit would suck more, so we should make a financial acknowledgement of a little more of what Kim does..."

6. I wish I could help, but I'm static-y, too. I don't do anything but shampoo and condition either, but sometimes I use Aussie's 3-Minute Miracle deeeeeeeep conditioner (that's how it is on the bottle *shrugs*), which is about $3.25 at Walmart, and that makes my hair a little tamer for a few days.

7. Pecan syrup is the best. Waffles, pancakes, and French toast are just the best generally, though.

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Date: 2009-02-01 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know, I noticed that too when I wasn't signed in once. I wonder what gets it marked as that? I swear regularly, I suppose, but it's not like I post porn, right? *shakes head* Oh well, I guess I'd rather they be safe than sorry.

Thanks so much! Per Sue (the manager), she felt since I'm being piled with extra stuff and stepping up to take pseudo-charge of several things, I should get lead pay. And I guess per union rules, they HAVE to give me lead pay if I'm doing lead work, so part of it is covering bases there, too. ... It's kind of sad, in some respects, because 20 people just lost their jobs or saw a reduction in work hours, and here I'm being paid a little more. That doesn't, however, mean I don't deserve it. Right?

6. Dryer sheets, according to another friend (see further down). Now why didn't I think of that? I'd heard it before, but it never came to mind. Have to see how it goes. Might try that Aussie stuff too, though - I do like it. ;)

7. I know, right? SO. GOOD.

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Date: 2009-01-31 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on getting the lead pay! That's so great! It's about time you got really recognized for all the extra work you do.
I've been having the same problem with my hair! My hair is usually thick and curly and here the air is much drier so my hair is only slightly wavy and sticks to absolutely everything. It's ridiculous. I haven't found a solution yet, except putting my hair up all day. At least winter's half over :P

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Date: 2009-02-01 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, honey! XD.

And dryer sheets! See [ profile] coonassblondie's comment below, give them a try. Can't hurt!

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Date: 2009-01-31 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. Squeeeeee!! Yippee!! ^_^ I'm so thrilled for you, honey. That's awesome news!!

2. :( Well, at least you're getting recognition for busting your ass, right?! ^_~

3. Let's hope Sue either gives you two desk, or realizes your work is too mcuh for one desk and gives some of it to someone else!

4. As I said when I saw these on Obliviate last night, they're beautiful. I don't know how you make such awesome text only icons, I suck at it. But there are awesome!! If you need any help with, you know where to find me! ^_~

5. YAY!! Reading is so much fun! ^_^ I'm partway through my 11th book of the year right now. The only problem is, once I've read that one, I have no more new books that I haven't read before. Thankfully though, my brother-in-law is getting me The Historian for my birthday, and I'm going to ask Ad, my mum and my sister to get me books also. Plus, I think I'm going to pay my library fines off, so I can borrow books too.

6. Well, a straightener would help to smooth it out, I think. And maybe getting layers cut into it would help with the weight.
I don't know what to suggest for the other problems though.
I'm having hair issues myself, so I'm not really the person to ask! *lol*

7. Oh, I want Waffle breakfast. Can I come too?
And no, DO NOT STEAL THE SYRUP FROM GOD. He will see you and smite you! *rotfl*

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Date: 2009-02-01 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. Thanks! XD.

3. *shakes head and laughs* I only want one desk - but I want the big one, not the completely empty one that's tiny. *snerk*

4. Making more now. We'll see how badly I screwed them up soon, hmm? *hehe*

5. Yeah, I need new ones, too. ;)

6. LOL! It's already got long layers, though I suppose I'm due for a trim soon. It's not heavy, but it gets that way if I end up needing to work some lotion through. *sigh* Gonna try Angel's dryer sheets suggestion. ;)

7. YES. You can come. It's all you can eat Belgian waffles with, like, eight different syrups to choose from, and there's butter and powdered sugar. And sausage links and orange juice and coffee and whatnot. SO. GOOD.

And no, DO NOT STEAL THE SYRUP FROM GOD. He will see you and smite you!

*LMAO* Oh, that made me laugh so much! It wouldn't have been from God, for the record - the company who does the waffles brings the syrup, too. I've never found better pecan syrup anywhere. Eggo makes some, but it's NASTY. *pets yummy pecan syrup*

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Date: 2009-01-31 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
#6: Dryer sheets are a godsend. I have this problem also, and I rinse my brush in cold water, then rub it a bit with a bounce dryer sheet (and it doesn't even smell bad) then brush my hair. It really cuts down on the static.

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Date: 2009-02-01 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
DRYER SHEETS! Why didn't I think of that?! I've heard that before, but it never even came to mind this time. Thanks, gonna give this one a try! *blows kisses*


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