2011-12-21, 7:03 p.m.
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Things I Lost This Week So Far:
Monday: my work entry card, which fell off my belt once again on the way to work. Damn those stupid dollar store belt clips--those things are so effing flimsy. Either they fasten too loosely or they break the hell off.
Tuesday: the right hand of my favorite pair of gloves. They are of the fingerless glove with flip top mitten and slit on the thumb variety, made of gorgeous colored yarn. They're both extremely warm AND let me actually use my hands, which most of my warm gloves don't let me do and the fingerless gloves, well, you're making a compromise there.
Wednesday my wallet. I have been hanging out in a restaurant area at work during lunch this week because (a) it's too cold for outside, (b) can't go to the CC, and (c) with most people gone, I actually have the ability to snag a table in there. I grabbed my wallet and shoved it in my pocket at the last moment just in case I decided to get something. I did not get something, and had no idea I'd lost it until I got back into work and my coworker was all, "Have you checked your cell phone?" (Of course not.) "Boss found your wallet, it's right there." Apparently she found it right by the door right after I'd walked out.
WHEW. I didn't even have time to get freaked out about it being lost the way I have the other times it's fallen out of a pocket. That happened once in a roommate's car, which she then left overnight in Sacramento, and one time when it fell out at Borders, but I managed to find it in time. The thing is, I wouldn't have even THOUGHT about it being lost because of it being so last-minute that I put it in there. I wouldn't have thought about it at all until days later when I am likely to go buy something, and then OH SHIT TO THE INFINITE POWER OF OH SHIT would have happened, right at Christmas.
That really makes you rethink things. I'm still upset about that glove, but it doesn't screw my whole life over to lose a glove. And for all the "I NEVER find something even after I backtrack, godDAMMIT" thoughts I have been having lately, at least I have yet to lose anything super important and life-screwing-over like my wallet. That, at least, has always turned up!
In other news:
I really like this Christmas miracle story. I relate to it.
While I was proofreading a gigantic document today, I found a treasure trove of Festivus, Kwanzaa, Yule, and atheist songs on YouTube. I've always wanted holiday songs beyond Christmas and Hanukkah for my collection, and now they exist! I could make an entire mix CD of all the Festivus stuff I found. For Yule, I found a song about how Santa Claus was pagan (hah), and a lot of redone Christmas carols done for pagans. And a couple of super weird ones. I didn't find that much for atheists yet, but Steve Martin and Vienna Teng have a nice song apiece. As for Kwanzaa, all of the songs are pretty Serious (I guess that's not a holiday you can poke fun at), but I at least found some with some good beats. I'm posting them on my silly links blog in the next few days, I'll try to remember to post the link to the collections in the next few days.