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    "The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you."
    Leo F. Buscaglia, posted by Daniel

gooblax

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That's not the first time, is it?
One might almost think that other people have a much more positive view of you than you do.
This one doesn't feel as bad as the last nomination did. Luckily it caught me on a good self esteem day rather than a bad one... I did actually achieve something this time, even if it took a long time to eventuate. Although I still don't really meet the actual criteria so I don't have a strong application.

On the positive count, I did successfully run the team meeting today while my boss is away, although I accidentally went through it all in 10 minutes when the meeting usually goes for 30mins. Whoops.
 

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Luckily it caught me on a good self esteem day rather than a bad one...
This is really trying my patience. Five questions, 400 words each (limit). Two were straightforward, two I didn't have good answers for, one was an opinion that I had to semi-generate and articulate.
Optional video answer to another question (nope), and then just when I think I'm done - another question 25 words or less.

My nicely-written-bs-generator has maxed out. Even in high school, although I could write reasonable essays it started to pain me to get the words written in a persuasive flowery way. Last time I was throwing out old school assignments I came across a note from my English teacher saying it was good but "can you use some more delicious words?" 😂

These days I try to limit my words to "the margin of safety is >0 therefore the design has sufficient strength under all load cases" or similar.
 

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  1. Made cheese and herb bread.
  2. Ate slice of cheese and herb bread.
  3. Ok, two slices. When it's supposed to be my bedtime. But that's better than not being able to get to sleep because I'm thinking about wanting to eat the cheese and herb bread.
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1. My baby guinea fowl are doing well.

2. Sister in law is having fun in Vegas.

3. Minivan (a.k.a. multi-dog transport vehicle) still driving well after having a transmission part (solenoid pack) replaced for relatively cheap.
 

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  1. I got to (I volunteered for this one because I had to do one at some point) present a quick info session to my team and I handled the fact that the meeting room wifi connection dropped out halfway through so I had to go back to my desk and rejoin the meeting and find out where I'd dropped out. I think we got back on track although I still went too quickly.
  2. My psych sent the link for today's appointment.
  3. I have a meeting that should end right when I need to be getting changed to ride home to get to my appointment on time. It'll be good motivation to improve my cycling speed.
 

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  1. I tried to convince myself that maybe my psych would care about how it went at the party since it's been the main thing we've been working on for the past 3 sessions. As a result, after a fair bit of internal debate, I decided to send him an update to let him know it went well (because otherwise it'll be 3 weeks until I tell him, and there's no accounting for how I'll feel about discussing it then). Before I decided to send it I tried to convince myself that it wouldn't matter if/when he didn't reply, that he could still care while not replying, but I was overly optimistic about how well I'd handle it. Thankfully he replied positively this morning so I can lay it to bed.
  2. Speaking of bed, I had a good night's sleep last night to help with the only 3 hours the previous night.
  3. My mum was being overly nosey - after I told her I'd been to the party, she started asking how much money I gave as a gift. I told her I wouldn't tell her because she was being too nosey ;)
 

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1. Got exercise this weekend re-doing the chicken coops and moving the keets to their permanent home.

2. Adopted three fancy-looking Silkie adult chickens. They are very much like pets since they are more docile than most chickens. (And are relatively high maintenance.)

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3. Went out to eat with the in-laws and had a good time.

BONUS: Got lots of rain this week.
 
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