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I wimped out on the Yule party at [livejournal.com profile] tylik and [livejournal.com profile] craigp's place last night, due mostly to tiredness and (perhaps caused by) impending sinus woe. Last night was also my final opportunity to get anything together for the company food drive for Northwest Harvest, so I spent my evening cleaning out the pantry instead of curling up with a fluffy dog and a good book.

It was a good thing, too - I came across a heretofore undiscovered cache of mouse-chewed dry goods, hidden by a stack of soup cans. Much swearing occurred as I wiped up the detritus of rice grains, powdered soup mix, and spilled pasta. Alas, the WaMu pasta [livejournal.com profile] datavore received from [livejournal.com profile] vixyish was a casualty in the [livejournal.com profile] nerdvana War On Rodents - both bags were completely empty. A moment of silence, please...

So, yeah. Food drive. Our office does a Development-vs-Operations competition for the food drive every year, and in recent years it's really escalated. Last year's haul was over a ton - 2241 pounds, to be exact. This year, we lined both sides of the hallway with 3ft stacks of bags, boxes, and canned goods. I wouldn't be surprised if we edged closer to 2 tons (and accelerated metal fatigue in the support structure of the floor in the process).

I have somewhat mixed feelings on the subject of charitable donations. Cash is certainly more efficient - charities get special deals, can buy in bulk, and generally get $.40 more out of every dollar than Joe Consumer could for the same products. But if you donate a can of beans, chances are someone can't embezzle it to buy Elvis memorabilia. You also have something concrete, an object to hand over, and to some people that "feels" more like giving.

In other news, I'm wearing my chanukwanzayulemas gift from [livejournal.com profile] walbourn, the Best. T-shirt. Evar. And either I've gotten more efficient or the holiday slowdown finally appears to be hitting the office; I've spent more time webslacking today than in the last two weeks combined.

What're you doing? ENTERTAIN ME.
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Dear Santa,

Would like chai, very spicy curry, and fully functional respiratory system for ChanuHalloThankZaaMas. Have been v. naughty girl, am not above bribery. Find enclosed large bottle Stoli (1), voucher for firstborn child (1), and FRILLY PANTALOONS (as many as you like).

Love,
Loree
Age 30 1/2

P.S. - In place of functional respiry, will accept koff medicine that does not taste like STICKY POISON.
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Holy crap. It's two weeks until Thanksgiving. It was just, JUST February. Like, yesterday.

Speaking of which, who's staying in Seattle over the holiday? Anyone?
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This may come as a surprise to many of you, but I want an xmas tree.

Fools

Apr. 1st, 2004 09:02 am
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Happy April, everyone. Have you checked your user info lately?

Edit: It looks like they changed it back already. Never mind...

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