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14 October 2011 @ 03:16 pm
Ugh. I've had a migraine on and off for what feels like months (and what is probably more like "a month," but I tend to get dramatic when I feel like my eyeballs might actually break free of my face at any minute). Today I finally had to call in to work, because standing up and walking around made/is making me puke. Lamesauce. I'm stressing out because I've already been warned for taking more than 3 sick days this year, and I hate being in trouble (and endangering my job, of course), and I just really really really hate it when my health negatively affects anyone else. (I never actually see a single soul in my office on Fridays, but it's possible someone would come by and desperately need me to refill the paper in the printer for them, so guilt.)

I think I take frailty really personally. I assume other people are thinking she should tough it out through that, because I'm thinking that about myself - probably everyone does that.


I finished reading The Help last night on my shiny Kindle device. I whipped through it (omg, reading is amazing when it doesn't take effort, and I'm looking at you, Russian literature in translation), and really enjoyed it. I love novels about 20th century race relations in the South. That said, Skeeter. The problems with this novel have been pretty clearly stated by lots of people, and I ground my teeth through quite a bit of it, but it's a good read. Maybe there's something to this whole "reading bestsellers" thing.

What should I read next?
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Teal'c (by delectableoomph)joyfulfeather on October 15th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
O.o Things like "warned for taking 3 sick days this year" make me go WTF in a big way. Why give people sick days and then reprimand them for using them? UGH. (I feel the same about mandatory overtime. It just... doesn't make sense to me.)

I have no idea what you should read next, but I'm sure you'll find something awesome! I love ereaders. :D
Little Red: trek - ani headdesk - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on October 15th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
Well, we don't get disciplined for taking 3 sick days a year, just if we take more than 3. We used to just accrue "paid time off" and could use it for sick time or planned vacation. I liked that better, but my corporate-brain understands why they changed it (and the concept of mandatory overtime also makes perfect sense to me, so clearly I've been on the inside too long!).

This is my first e-reader and it's AMAZING! I might actually make my goal now of reading 11 books this year. I had read 4 for the whole year up until two weeks ago when I got my Kindle, now I've read 8. It's just so convenient and easy!
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Little Red: trek - alamomylittleredgirl on October 16th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Ah, The Lupus! I got tested for that before they settled on CFIDS. I was vaguely disappointed because I think there was once an X-Files episode where someone "had Lupus" but was actually a wolf. It was a long time ago, I don't remember the details. But anyway, I completely know that kind of screaming tired that's somehow made worse by sleeping and you'd punch a wall if only you weren't so freaking tired.

I have a library card! And can check books out on my Kindle! But the only books available are things like Master Your Metabolism! and Happy Hour of the Damned, which actually sounds hilarious as well as terrible.

Thanks for the wuv. <3
Christidaisycm83 on October 16th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
Yuck for not feeling well and jobs that don't get that. As for reading....Christopher Moore is very funny and silly. Life of Pi is only okay for most of the book, but the end will blow your mind a bit. Jane Austen Book Club is fluffy and happy. Anything by Sarah Addison Allen is pure magic.
georgie: Sherlockgeorgierae on October 16th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hope you're feeling better :)

(also, HI! *squishes you*)

Oooh, book questions... were you looking for something in general? Or something related to '20th century race relations in the South'?
fibonaccifibonacci on October 17th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
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can you get better meds for your migraines? have you ever tried DHE? sometimes it's a miracle for breaking really long ones...

in the meantime.. i just started the hunger games trilogy (read the first one today), & it's just as addictive as everyone says... for something more substantial /beautiful that also has a little bit of guilty-pleasure-love-story to it, try _to be sung underwater_.