kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Default)
This is ridiculous. My doctor's appointment was at 4:15. They haven't even put me in a room yet...

EDIT, 2/14: When my doctor finally got in to see me, she told me there had been a major scheduling snafu, and all of their appointments had been booked for 15 minutes that day - including the full physicals. So she'd been running ragged all afternoon.

And I'd love to take the first appointment of the day, rather than the last...but when [livejournal.com profile] gridlore has to be at work for 0600, it's easier for me to just come into the office early, work 0700-1530, and have my eight hours out of the way before the appointment. I could take an 0800 appointment, but the thought of having to go to the office afterward and make up a full shift just makes my brain hurt.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Pumpkin Pride)
The good news is I have a doctor's appointment scheduled to get back on my anti-depressants.

The bad news is the only thing available was a week from tomorrow at 12 noon.

This would be bad enough on its own - but, of course, a week from tomorrow is Halloween. So either I show up at work with no costume and have No Fun At All for the four hours I'm there, or I try and have a serious conversation about my mental health wearing a black brocade corset and vampire fangs.*

And so help me, I did NOT front-load the music - Radio IO just has a finely-tuned sense of irony.

*Costume still subject to change, not least because I don't know that anyone here will be able to lace me in properly, and I'm REALLY not hyped on the idea of Doug trying to do it at 0600 before I drop him off at work.
kshandra: illustration of the classic drama masks (Comedy/Tragedy)
Because it's more fun than actually doing work today....

I turn 40 in June of 2010.

It is my intention to spend the evening at Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon. It's nothing short of tragic, IMO, that I've never seen the show before, with as much of an interest in musical theatre as I have.

Group sales require a minimum of 20; I would love to get a bunch of people together for this. And you can't say I didn't tell you early enough to plan a trip out here. ;-)

Tickets go on sale sixteen weeks in advance, so expect me to start nagging y'all about this again in early February 2010.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Fan)
I just emailed MFS to let him know I could help with the BayCon fan-table at SiliCon.

(For the record, the only day I'm guaranteed to be there is Saturday. Friday I'm working, though I expect I'll hit the party floor for a while once I'm off; Sunday is Decompression, and I'll make a game-day decision on whether or not I'll be attending that.)
kshandra: A purple Koosh ball (the latex pompom balls that were popularized in the early 90s by Rosie O'Donnell) (PurpleKoosh)
I just wound up writing all this out for a comment elsewhere, and figured it was a good idea to share with my own audience....

Home: The B(o)(o)by Bar, Boreal @ 3:15
Arriving (please, $DEITY) 8/25, departing 9/4
Work: Department of Mutant Vehicles, Esplanade @ 6:30
Working 8/26 1000-2200, 8/27 1800-2200, 8/29 1000-2200, 8/31 1800-2200, 9/1 1000-1400
I'm also supposed to be working a Greeters shift with my camp 8/27 0000-0400, but I may call in dead.
Play: Videogasm, Esplanade @ 7:30(?)
Rocky Horror Picture Show, 8/31 midnight-ish
Exit Strategy: Sands Regency, Reno, NV
Checking in 9/4, departing 9/5. Dinner with [livejournal.com profile] gina_gwynne, possibly checking out A Tribe of Artists at the NV Museum of Art.

If you want to send me a postcard or whatever while I'm gone, the address is as follows:
Kirsten Berry, the Purple Koosh
The B(o)(o)by Bar
Boreal @ 3:15
Burning Man
Gerlach, NV 89412
If you're planning to do this, however, send it early in the week (you might be able to get away with putting something in the mail on Wednesday if you're on the West Coast, but I wouldn't push it any later than that). I loved the stuff I got last year.

And now with that out of the way, I really should actually do some work while I'm at work today.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Faces)
I'm driving up to the Burn this year in my beloved PT Cruiser, which has room for absolutely everything I'm going to need ...

...except my bicycle.

Most everything I've read has recommended a hitch-mounted bike rack for PTs, which I'm absolutely willing to add, but I have neither the time nor the money to do so before the event. I'm looking to arrive on-playa the 25th and depart the 4th; if you've got similar travel plans and space for a beach cruiser (with a fairly large handlebar basket), or know someone in your camp who fits the bill, please drop me a line at purplekoosh(at)gmail(dot)com.


(crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] burning_man, [livejournal.com profile] sanjose, and my personal journal)
kshandra: long-haired woman silhouetted against a stormy sky (Bad)
...abort retry FAIL.

I love you all, and I hate seeing so many of you having rough times right now...please don't take it personally if I don't comment on your "my world is falling apart" posts. I want so very badly to be there for my friends when they hurt, but I am absolutely wrung out from waiting for news about Chukka (and [livejournal.com profile] redstreets, thank you for taking the time to come up to me and ask about her at the meeting today), trying to maintain the balance between optimism and realism on ePlaya - and still upholding all of my responsibilities in the rest of my life.

After KaBoom, I'm in meetings every weekend from now until the 4th of July; no doubt I'll have to schedule additional time with my division manager (and possibly other execs) for Westercon, as I desperately attempt to get myself brought up to speed on a convention that's less than two months away. I'll be shadowing [livejournal.com profile] lokiz_mom as best I can at Baycon, in addition to trying to figure out when in hell I'm going to get off-site to pick up party trays for [livejournal.com profile] tas_baycon, because we're not going to have refrigerators in all the rooms after all - and then I get to help RUN the party, too...and fuck, I still need to ORDER the damn trays (and a cake)....

Trying to figure out the treasurer duties for my TOPS chapter continues to be an uphill battle - and it got even more fun last week, because we had two new members sign up. So now it's deposit that check, write another check, mail that off with the forms...all while I'm still trying to figure out the last treasurer's bookkeeping system, because it's clear she had one, I just can't make head or tail of it.

I took a deep breath earlier this evening and wrote to my Burning Man boss, telling him the additional duties I was supposed to be taking on this year simply require more effort and energy to do properly than I have to give right now. "I'm still your paperwork bitch," I told him, but I was supposed to be taking that to the next level this year, and I just can't.

So don't be surprised if you don't hear a lot from me over the next few weeks-to-months, okay?
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