thetofupirate: (itty bitty chairman meow)
While I didn't really read any more of the magazines I have waiting for me, the awesome did continue when I skimmed an article about no-cook meals, and found three meals that I could adapt to make for this week (including instructions for making couscous really quickly without using the stove). And then I went out and bought all the stuff I'd need, and now I'm set! So last night I made (fake) chicken salad in lettuce cups (it was supposed to be raddichio, but 79cents for red leaf lettuce that I could use for a bunch of other stuff verus $2-something for stuff I wouldn't really use sealed the deal). I threw in some ingredients from the other meals I'm going to make, and voila! Dinner last night and today's lunch. Awesome.

Also, thinking to myself, "it would be awesome if there was fake chicken at the grocery store, but I've never seen it before, so I'm not getting my hopes up" (it's not always the best-stocked for fake meat), and then going in and seeing exactly what I wanted was pretty awesome.

As was seeing Halloumi for sale (what I used to call "squeaky Cypriot cheese" but I'm hoping I'll remember the proper name now), and finding out it's supposedly good on the BBQ. I didn't buy any this time (mostly because we STILL don't have a working BBQ. My dad has been totally slack on that - he was going to fix it back in April), but I will in the future. Oh yes.

Not so awesome:

The annoying co-worker, who I'm not supposed to have to deal with until tomorrow, called me this morning, solely to tell me she saw the Harry Potter movie on the weekend. Why couldn't that wait until tomorrow, when she's actually in the office? It's gotten so that the little stupid things like this annoy me. Le sigh.

I think there was some other not so awesome, but I can't remember it now.

ETA more awesome: I just got an email from the place I did my internship at, and they've got another freelance project for me this week. Awesome! (Well, really it's a continuation of stuff I already did, but whatever.)
thetofupirate: (Jayne: eating people alive)
I HATE MICROSOFT!
I HATE MAIL MERGES!
I HATE WORD AND EXCEL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL NOT DO WHAT I WANT THEM TO DO IN ORDER TO GET WHAT I NEED.

1 EXCEL FILE OF NAMES AND ADDRESSES
+ 1 WORD FILE JUST WAITING TO BE MADE INTO ADDRESS LABELS
= 1 FUCKING BALL OF FRUSTRATION FOR ME!!!

I do not know why it won't work. I used to be able to do mail merges, but apparently not here.

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.

Any suggestions on anything to do with taking an excel file and merging it into Word would be wonderful and totally make my day.

ETA: Oh thank goodness. I messed around with MS Queries (what the hell is that?!) and now it's done! Yay! You can ignore my ranting now.
thetofupirate: (Oz as god)
Apparantly "I'll send it in half an hour" really means "You sit and wait at Scott's computer, and I'll send it eventually...some day...but definitely not before at least an hour...yeah."

So, the annoying Director at work, whom I've recently not had to deal with so much because of "realignment" and things like that, is totally keeping me waiting on a freaking Sunday afternoon. I'm supposed to update our website but I cannot do that WITHOUT THE FREAKING STORY THAT IS TO GO ON THE WEBSITE! And she totally called over an hour ago saying I'd have it in a half an hour, and it has not shown up yet. GRRR!

And I get to deal with this because the actual webmaster is off helping his girlfriend give birth to their baby. BAH! (Okay, I'm totally kidding about being annoyed by that - I think both J & S are awesome, and I am so excited that they're having their baby this weekend, and I cannot wait to visit them all.)

But it's so annoying checking my email, and not having anything waiting for me. I just want to post the story!

ETA:

Half an hour apparantly means two hours later. But I got it up within half an hour of receiving it, so it's all good. And I watched a movie for most of the time that I was waiting, so it could have been worse.

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