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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #425

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Anne: Happy Thanksgiving week to those who are in the US. I am officially off work this week! (Mostly because I have like 100 hours of vacation that I'll lose at the end of the year. They are over the limit that gets rolled over.) I'm not going anywhere really, just a quick trip to take the 6 year old to visit his aunt and uncle. (He informs me that I'm his "second" favorite person when his Auntie is around, but I'm his favorite person at home.) In terms of every day life...not a whole lot is happening, except for work and work and then even more work. And me trying to figure out what in the world am I going to give people for gifts this year? Don't you find that as you get older, there really isn't a whole lot that you want as presents? The things I really need, I can't ask other people to get me. And what they can give me...I feel like it'll just add to the piles of other stuff that I will just end up throwing away. But if you ask the 6 year

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #424

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Anne: Hello Everyone! Today is Voting Day in the US! Another Tuesday has come around, and Halloween came and went. The 6 year old dressed up as an Enderman.  He is a very cute "chubby" Enderman. This was probably the highlight of his week, because the very next day, he got sick. He caught the flu.  The other exciting thing that happened, if you are a sports/baseball fan, the Houston Astros won the world series. And can you believe they canceled SCHOOL for a parade? I was not very excited about all the traffic due to road closures as I was trying to get to work for a team building event that I organized. But everything went well, and I am still against playing soccer outdoors in South Texas. I was sweating just by standing outside under a covered pavilion!  Enough about my crazy and somewhat normal life... So I did manage to watch a bunch of shows, but most of them were the short ones. The lack of shows to capture my interest has led me to re-watch "Dae Jang Geum", w

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #423

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Anne: I actually debated a bit about whether I should write this week or not. But the little boy went to sleep a WHOLE 40 minutes earlier than he usually do, and I find myself with time on my hands, mostly because I decided to ignore whatever work (read that as documents and all the related stuff) that continues to circle me. Besides the client related work, I ended up taking a large chunk of our lab moving project. It's a long, long story of my struggle of getting alignment. I finally just gave up and took charge of it all. I take the fact that no one stopped me as agreement. And my need to know all is giving me a lot of anxiety when it comes to the 6 year old's "project". I KNOW they have a class project where he worked on a biography in class for 2 weeks. He was suppose to turn in the "report" TODAY. And he has a presentation on Friday dressed as a famous historical figure. The problem is, every time I ask him about the project, his reply is always, "

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #422

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Anne: Happy Tuesday everyone! Yes, my life continues to be an upstream battle against paperwork and deadlines and now the chaos of moving/relocating a lab. I did not realize how nice it was when I was able to setup a lab without anyone else having any say...because I was alone...haha.  Here's something funny for everyone, I have a weird anxiety, that makes absolutely NO sense. Saturday night, walking back to our car, I found about $200 dollars on the side walk. My first thought was...this isn't good, something bad may happen soon. And for some reason, I have this thing where every time I find any money this way, I usually balance it out by "giving" it away. Well...this was not happening as far as my husband was concerned. He thought I was nutty. And when he parked the car, a person who always complains about how close I get to the curb, he managed rammed his rear wheel on the curb, and damaged the rims. I just looked at him and say, "see...now it even out."

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #421

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Anne: Hello Everyone! I have been, as usual, inundated with paperwork. And of course, trying to figure out why a six year old is going through the "teenage" difficult years. I'm looking at him and wondering...hm... this can get "worse"?!  This week's post will be really short, and it is mostly a drop by just so everyone knows that I am still keeping up with the blog (and hoping that something better will air at some point before the year is out). Let's get on with talking about the couple of shows I've managed to watch in the last two weeks. Tracer (season 1 and 2) Yes, I am a little late to this drama. Even though the second on aired in 2022, it was the first quarter of 2022. I've only caught it now because both appeared on Viki. In case anyone hasn't see this, it is about Hwang Dong Joo trying to get revenge for the death of his father. The act that he blamed on In Tae Joon, the current director of the regional tax office. The first season

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #420

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Anne: So, how has everyone been lately? I feel like I'm still drowning in the endless sea of paperwork with no shore in sight.  In order to encourage the 6 year old to read, which he does very well but doesn't like to do, I'm bribing him with MineCraft mods for every book he finishes. Although I will need to re-think the number of words because some of the books he's checking out at the library are a bit on the "thin" side. And I asked him why he keeps checking out geography books, thinking maybe if checked out a "story" book or something it won't be so boring. And he says it's because he likes geography. I replied, then you should be more than willing to read them.  And now for what I managed to watch during this week. About Youth Thus ends one of the sweetest BL stories I've seen this year. There was no violence, no weird abusive relationship (even the parents' turned around quickly), nothing slightly objectionable at all. Even the