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I'M SO FREAKING BEAT.

This week is royally kicking my ass for some reason. Maybe I'm actually coming down with a cold instead of it being my allergies just being angry. (I never really did COUGH with my allergies, which should be my first clue, really.)

Sorry to anyone and everyone that I have inadvertantly blown off this week. Sorry if this post has more typos and worse grammar than usual.

I'll be on graveyards for at least another two weeks, which I'm mostly okay with. For those of you that have ever worked graveyards extensively, what was it like for YOU?

Anyhoo... in two weeks, Manager Ted is taking a week's vacation, which means that they'll either have Liz work overnights with me that week, or if she can't due to her kids, then move me back to 4 am to noons.

Shrug.

They're playing The Cult's "Fire Woman" on VH1 Classic. I will ALWAYS think of being sick when I hear this song, as it was quite popular the summer I had chickenpox - when I was fourteen. FOURTEEN. I looked like my face was melting, it was so bad. Seriously - there was almost not a spot on my face that wasn't swollen and pus-filled. I had them on my lips. In my nose. UNDER MY EYELIDS. I would wake up each morning with my eyes welded shut with goo because of this. Oddly, I only had them down to my knees - below my knees, I had only one little one on my calf, and one little one on my foot. Thankfully, I didn't scar badly, though I wasn't nice to them - I have an outtie scar on my left shoulder, an innie on the back of my neck, and a third that.... well... let's just say that you'll never see it, unless you're VERY intimate with me.

I got my first chickenpox on July 2nd... two days later, I went down to the small lake in the middle of town (Sacajawea!) for the annual flee market thingie they have there. Yup, the sun made it SO much worse. Thankfully, I had checked a couple of books out from the Longview library, some young adult novel about dealing with a world after a nuclear holocaust (I was always obsessed with that as a teen) and Wishsong of Shannara. I had never read a fantasy novel in my life, and because of that book, that's the majority of what I read today.

.....

Ate Target pizza at my brother's Target, and we did the thing where we ask someone which of us they think is older. They instantly said Jess, which is funny, as I'm six years older. Most people usually gage my age at about 24ish, which has been the overall guess for YEARS now. My brother's 26, so...? Shrug.

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suzanna_o
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
That happens with me and my younger brother, too. I think it's because it's much bigger than I am.
suzanna_o
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I mean, because *he* is bigger than I am.
raisin
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
I LOVED working graveyards. Although that is when I started gaining all my weight and would sleep 12 hours a day, so it did not love me!
aubkabob
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
I thankfully have actually dropped 5 lbs, so I can't imagine how much I would have lost by now, if I had been eating correctly! But, yeah. I sleep about 10 hours a day, and on my days off, I sleep 12 - 13.

All I do is sleep and work.
raisin
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
yup, I remember that, only sleeping and working. I quit going to the gym during that time, and we would hit the day old bakery rack on the way in and sit, eat, and count money all night!
kateri_kachina
Jul. 26th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
I worked dorm security for a semester while I was in college...hated it. I always felt off for as long as I was doing it. Then again, some people do really will with it. *shrug* Diff'rent strokes, I guess.
view_from_here
Jul. 26th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
I read a book like that called Z for Zachariah or something. It was awful ahah
snonsumr
Jul. 26th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
overnights
Aubs, I worked midnight to nine for about a year & was totally miserable for it. When I could sleep, I would sleep for 12-16 hours at a time. I also had wicked migraines throughout.

To be honest, my sleep schedule never recovered & I stopped working that about 6 years ago. It's really hard on the body & would only recommend it to my worst enemies.
randwulf
Jul. 27th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Was it Z for Zachariah by chance?
randwulf
Jul. 27th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
Er, what view_from_here said.
operatic
Jul. 30th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry we didn't get together last week. :( (I wound up being incredibly busy with the conference; I didn't even get across the river to downtown Portland until the afternoon I left [for about an hour and a half].)
aubkabob
Jul. 30th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
I was sorry, too, but I felt like crap all last week and have been having issues with my work schedule for some reason (it's concrete, fer certain, but my body is retaliating against the midnight to 8 am shift for some reason.)
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