Sunday, September 04, 2011

Theme: Stupidity

Here's a tip: If you put the word "Spam" in the title of a blog post, it will attract spam. Who knew spam-bots were that dumb?

Who knew I was? It took me a whole month to figure out that I should just close comments on that post. *eyeroll*

I don't really like the new Blogger interface. Part of it is just familiarity, and I know I'll get used to it. But before, all the important stuff was right there, one click away. Now it's in multiple drop-down menus and you have to hunt for it. That's not an improvement. Not thrilled with quirks in composing posts, either. Very annoyed, actually.

This morning, I woke up at 6:15ish, and thought (with a long mental groan) "Ohhhh, it's Tuesday, and I have to work a double, and train, and...wait. It's only Sunday, AND I don't have to work tomorrow!" So I went back to sleep for two-and-a-half more hours. Nice!

I used to think I had long, intense, vivid, exhausting dreams when I wasn't writing. But I've BEEN writing, nonstop for weeks and weeks. Okay, revising, but isn't that the same thing? Apparently not, or I broke my brain, or the correlation was never valid in the first place. The dreams have gotten more and more vivid lately, and I wake up physically battered and just as tired as when I went to bed.

On Friday, I told our trainee that when I first started working there, I had dreams that they'd changed the information on the fee slip and I didn't know what I was supposed to be doing anymore, or they'd moved everything around in my work area, and I'd spend hours trying to set up one patient while other patients backed up around me.

That was apparently stupid, because that night, I dreamed they'd rearranged the entire area again, in a manner that was not at all beneficial for either the patients or the staff. The difference in this dream was that I wasn't alone. The regular therapy person and the trainee were both back there with me, just as annoyed and concerned. :)

I also dreamed the other night about Stephen King trying to give me a list of his SF-romance series. I know, right?! He's so pushy. ;)

Okay, that's enough randomness today. I am now off to clean/organize my office in an attempt to unclog my brain. What are YOU up to this holiday weekend?


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm doing editing too. My desk is rather clean right now. I have season one of White Collar playing in the background so I have to glance up now and then for some eye candy. Ahh...the life.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Sounds heavenly! LOL

My office is fantastically clean and neat, though my desk got messy again. Needs small tidying, though.

Now I need to get back to the writing!

Ava Quinn said...

You and your dreams, Natalie! lol!

I was having an all girls weekend while The Man was away at a car race.

I wanted to put up a "No Boys Allowed" sign on the door, but the oldest urchin wasn't having it. Apparently that's too mean. Has political correctness gone too far with this one? Only time will tell. But methinks it may have since she wouldn't let me post a silly sign on the door of our own house!

But the man is back now so I'm hoping to get some writing done!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Definitely gone too far when you can't shun nonexistent boys who didn't want to get in there anyway. LOL Hope it was a fun girls' weekend!

Ava Quinn said...

See? Exactly!

It was fun, (mostly). Now, back to the grind.

Cindy Procter-King said...

Start dreaming about flying. It's great stress release. When I was under stress at university, I'd dream I was flying every night. Despite the hard work and struggling with insomnia, I'd wake up refreshed. All that wind in your face while you're flying over mountaintops is refreshing!