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People know me well. Today I have been the recipient of specialty coffee and espresso cinnamon rolls. Omnomnom. This will be a great thing on Monday, when I have jury duty. Again. No wiggling out of it this time. Oh, how I suffer for a fair judicial system.

I am currently fighting a cold, I think? It's hard to tell. I am extra tired and achy, and there is a weird pain/tightness in my chest/throat. It is not sore, but it feels like there is a lump or something there? Except there is no lump (I checked, just in case). It hurts when I breathe, swallow, move, etc. Is it possible to pull a throat muscle?

Since it's the start of a new year (hush, I know I'm a month and a half behind), I've been poking around at work asking about what I need to move on up. I really don't have time to do class/work full time, but needs must. Things are being reshuffled, and if I don't move I might end up on the bottom of the pile. My department is going from having an Admin to a Dean, and word in the wind is that another Sysadmin may be hired. As is, there's no way I qualify, but with how quickly things move around here I might be able to squeak through if I jump on courses now. I'm already informally doing most of the work involved, so it's just a matter of certification. At the very least, I'm already in position and trained in our system, so I have a leg up.

I'm not usually so eager to be leaping up the ladder, but that's because I like my department and my work, and I'm not willing to trade a pleasant work environment for a tiny raise. But if another Sysadmin is coming in, that makes my job suddenly less secure (since 90% of the reason it exists is to cover things when the Sysadmin can't be there). This is inner departmental and essentially just doing the same thing I've been doing in the same place I've been doing it except for more money. I can do zat!

My basic opinion of the current state of my county can be summed up like so:

Yes, that's right. It has even passed the Jon Stewart gifs of "I give up" and "Go fuck yourself".

If you ever want to stop typing fevered attempts at logic, do not look at the comments of any given news article. My lesson is... erm. Actually not learned yet. (facepalm) Why is it so hard to understand that Demand creates Supply, and vice versa just doesn't work? I'm not an economist, but it's so simple that I grasped it as a kid. Companies hire people when they need workers to fulfill a demand for their product. Those workers go out and buy things, which sustains the demand for product or produces more demand. No workers, no demand, no jobs. (flail) Cutting taxes solves nothing.

And I won't even get into the fuckery involving abortion, other than to say that I just slapped down a $50 donation to Planned Parenthood. If you honestly believe that a clump of cells is a person and abortion is murder, that's your business and I understand. I disagree, but I understand. If at the same time you're spouting bullshit like "choose abstinence" and "welfare queens in Cadillacs" in order to cut funds for family planning services that prevent abortion from ever being necessary, I'm going to call you a hypocritical fucking asshole. Let's see how you like having your home picketed, bub.

/RAGE
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