April 10th, 2003

Roman

picture pain

I am uploading my pix on my main web site, but it's down right now. That's why you can't see anything...grrrrr. I'll be moving that site to a more reliable host sometime soon.
Roman

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Jill today. Overall, I feel cheerful, up. Yet still tired, wanting sleep. I'm still grappling with various projects that have gotten hung up for one reason or another, non-work type. I am always asking myself why I take things on and then get bogged down in them. I don't think the answer is not to take anything on that sounds interesting to me. It is perhaps to limit the stuff I do that is *not* interesting to me. And to find ways to foist maintenance stuff off on others!
Roman

Expressing myself

I had hopes that this journal would help to contain me, be an outlet for my thoughts, so that I wouldn't go off inappropriately elsewhere. It hasn't done that, not entirely.

Yesterday Elsa sent around a copy of the new agenda format for newspaper ads. The writing is horribly archaic, entirely in the passive voice, and excessively wordy. It is hard to understand it. I wrote back with a few words on the subject, then said "there. that's all. I'm done." But of course all was not done. Others in the dept. agreed with me and now there's a move afoot to change the language.

I don't mind the move, but I am worried that I come across as a scathing critic of a lot of what our city clerk does, and that this may not buy me the attention I need when I need it. I recognize the need to keep things smooth, unruffled, and this has become a little hot, this topic. On top of an argument I had with the city clerk on "consent agendas".

I am not keeping to the "right way" at times. That is, seeing people's words as either "please" or "thank you". And responding in kind. That is, kindly.
Roman

LOOOONG day

Jill this aft, then I stopped for a few groceries and went home. A little later, dance, more foxtrot. We firmed up some steps and learned, barely, some new ones that we might firm up next week. I was not feeling all that well, felt congested, but thought I'd be okay and I was. Sometimes I feel unbearably tired going to dance and yet the class does revive me.

so of course I got stuck watching ER afterwards. GOOD episode.

And got an email from the registrar about the chorale domain name...it's transferred! I contacted the new host asking if they now need to do anything to make it point to the right location. What a struggle this has been. Now I will need to get two more domain names out from under the old host, and may need to go to the registrar again for those. At least now I know there's hope.