friday thursday random elevenish: “requisitioning my groove back” edition

06 Sep

Because I have regularly scheduled maintenance to address on both my body and my car that had to wait until after my August Academic Oddessey™, I’m taking Friday off to address those things. By that time, I’ll more than likely be through the email backlog, figured out the line of accounting issues on my travel voucher (though that right there is a cross-organizational bureaucratic nightmare), and stretched the limits of credibility for avoiding meetings I don’t feel like attending by making use of the “catching up on things” excuse…

…but I think I can get away with dodging one more of them today.

It wasn’t a *bad* office week, I guess, other than dealing with all the usual hassles (plus some looming end of fiscal year things and the stuff mentioned above), though a conversation I need to have with someone that might lead to something if not good, at least different, has to wait until next week. We’ll see. At least my application for the certification I finished the requirements for with The Class That Ate August™ is in and being processed (and meticulously documented with all the pre-check confirmations included), so I should have that burden off my back (and a fancy new certification in my HR folder), so there’s that.

Otherwise, I’ve been getting back into the routine, adjusting accordingly for school starting this week (complete with a reshuffling of start times), and probably most beneficial to me, getting back on a real bike for the first time in a month. It’s been pleasant, refreshing, and helpful, even with the 100° + temperatures.

Nothing huge on the weekend schedule; I’m supposed to get together with the ‘Riffs to knock out some rehearsal for an upcoming gig (my first with them in like six months, and the last one I can think of on the schedule), but I’ll believe that when I’m actually there; folks have moved, taken new jobs, and now we’re spread all over creation (or at least the Commonwealth), and it’s even harder than it used to be to get a quorum present. Oh well, if things fall apart, it won’t be the most heartbreaking thing.

The biggest other thing is the plans for my lovely spouse and I to hit the Food Truck Food Court at Hardywood tonight. We’ll be pretty much unable to not have a good time at that one.

And after dealing with all the bureaucratic hassles around lines of accounting (which will be the death of me, in my actual job as well as with the travel office) currently facing me, I’m gonna need it.

Anyway, here’s some tunes. Lots of Scandinavia, plus it leads off with perhaps the best pop song of the 1980s:

  1. “Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper
  2. “Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones
  3. “Life on Mars?” – David Bowie
  4. “Walkiesjar” – Falkenbach
  5. “Age of Consent” – New Order
  6. “The Pine Marten’s Jig” – Jethro Tull
  7. “Dreams Tonight” – Alvvays
  8. “Come With Me Now” – Kongos
  9. “Still of the Night” – Whitesnake
  10. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” – Journey
  11. “Langt Nord I Trollebotten” – Lumsk
  12. “All On My Mind” – Anderson East
  13. “Pine Woods” – Korpiklaani
  14. “Women” – Def Leppard
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