I was too tired when I woke up today. I decided to skip this week's Toastmasters meeting since I hadn't signed up for any roles. I don't know if the tired feeling is depression since I don't really feel sad or happy. I made sure to drink two large glasses of water after getting out of bed since I've been slacking off on drinking enough water.
I'll see if I have a smaller container to store my fursuit. The maker had put it in a giant container which isn't really portable. I still need to have the suit's crotch lowered a bit, but I can't seem to coordinate a repair time with the maker. Since it's still jacket weather, I can just wear the "partial" parts of the suit with my clothes and jacket at FoxTrot. Saturday's weather will be back in the 50s and low-60s.
I had put cocoa on my shopping list this week for my dad. He gave me two boxes of Swiss Miss he had bought years ago for my grandmother, with expiration dates in 2011 and 2012. I looked up the shelf life of the cocoa, and I'm really not confident it is any good now. I'll buy some fresh cocoa after work today.
Today's snow and single-digit temperatures are a big change from Friday's sunny high of 60 degrees. The roads were snow-packed on the drive to work, though snowplows were out this morning. I only slid a couple of times. Thankfully I didn't crash into anything. I'll adjust my morning alarm tonight so I can leave for work 10-15 minutes earlier than usual. I initially wanted to attend a Happy Hour meetup after work, but I'll skip that due to the road conditions.
I sent in an RSVP for the Bovine Metropolis Theater's pre-Thanksgiving party. I'll bring a couple of appetizers (or a main dish and appetizer) since this party usually has too few of those, and an overabundance of desserts.
I had planned to sign the paperwork for my Toastmasters club's new account Friday, but I forgot the credit union was closed for Veterans Day. I will try again on Monday.
I wanted to go to a singles meetup this afternoon. Unfortunately, my accounts are nearly drained until Monday or Tuesday. I was able to go to another meetup Thursday night, though.
Free Speech TV called me a half-hour ago about scheduling a tour of their studios in Denver. I was supposed to be part of a meet-and-greet a couple of years ago when I made a pledge to the station. I'll be taking the studio tour next month.
I may just delete my LinkedIn account. I haven't had any luck finding a job using that site. Several of my "connections" on LinkedIn have said the site hasn't helped them either.
I did it! After five years of not knowing what to talk about, I finally gave my fifth speech in Toastmasters today. My evaluator said I did a great job, but suggested working on the transitions between each section of the speech as well as body language. One of the remaining speeches I have in my manual focuses more on body language, which will give me more opportunities to work on that.
During Tuesday's local fur meet, I was invited to play Cards Against Humanity with some members of the group. It's nice to actually have some interaction and stay longer than an hour at the meet. I take the blame for not usually doing this since my mood in public tends to fluctuate between "I'm lonely. Pay attention to me!" and "Okay, I've acknowledged you. Move on."
KRCC's Fall membership drive began yesterday. I answered phones during the morning and evening shifts. Since this was day one, the station only got about a couple dozen calls total. Things should pick up Saturday with the open house and the pet challenge.
I'll be seeing the Psychedelegates in about an hour in Manitou Springs, and FoxTrot is tomorrow night! This time, I'll be sure to arrive at FoxTrot around 7:45 for dinner. Speaking of foxes, the credit union branch I went to yesterday had a large stand-up display of the Carfax "Car Fox." I wanted to take a picture of it, but I wasn't sure if that was permitted inside the credit union.
I'm gradually adjusting to my new weekend work/sleep schedule. The biggest adjustment I need is to make sure I take a nap after my Saturday shift so I don't get tired during evening activities (FoxTrot, Steelwoulfe's game night, etc.) I listened to a political talk show online after work yesterday (big mistake!) Furstream was down and the weekend shows which broadcast there used other services. I was too tired to stay awake for game night and slept from around 8 PM-1:30 AM.
"Yeah, you don't wanna give him too much of the wet dog food because [wet fart.]"
I accidentally got the wrong medication refilled over the weekend. I meant to have my generic Prozac refilled, but I got the generic names for Prozac and Xanax mixed up. Both of them are equally effective, though.
A few weeks ago, the "House Party" show on K-Howl FM talked about the new Crown Royal Vanilla. The host said it was "meh" with Coca-Cola, but excellent with root beer or Dr Pepper. I couldn't find it in the stores I visited; a clerk at the last store said it would arrive the following day. I finally got a bottle and am liking it.
The auto shop e-mailed a cost estimate today for my Subaru. Including parts and labor, it will cost around $1,260 to replace my hood and windshield. I'll be able to get the repairs done either next week or the week after.
I brought a sub sandwich and some Italian and turkey wraps to the Toastmasters meeting potluck. I estimated 10 people would show up and 2-3 people would eat before the meeting, so I brought what I thought would serve 7-8 people. Fourteen people actually showed up, but there were still plenty of leftovers after the meeting since others brought several side dishes and desserts.
Today was a potluck day at my Toastmasters meeting. The club president originally said she would bring a main dish, but I got an e-mail this morning asking me to bring it instead. I stopped by Little Caesar's on the way to the meeting to get a couple of pizzas.
My dad's oven malfunctioned today before I arrived for dinner. Dad said this was the second time the broiler came on while he was baking something. The sandwiches he prepared had burned, but he quickly made a few more for me.
I looked at the just-released schedule for RMFC. Working until 4 PM Saturday at KRCC wouldn't interfere with too many events on the schedule. The cocktail party happens at 6:00, then Match Game will be at 8:30.
UPDATE (6:15 PM): The meeting went on as planned. The weather kept a few members home, so one pizza was enough for the meeting. The snow is melting a little, leaving a bunch of slush on the roads and sidewalks.
I got some medicated lip balm to (hopefully) speed the recovery of my swollen lip. I had trouble drinking soda from a can earlier.
Tomorrow, I need to order a sandwich platter for Friday's Toastmasters potluck, check my mailbox and take out the trash.
18 days until Furry Fiesta! The fill-in shift I did last Sunday and the extra hours I'll do today will make up for the weekend work I'll miss while at Furry Fiesta. The announcer who does the 9 AM shift came down with a cold and asked if I could fill in for her today. I might miss at least part of the Funday Pawpet Show since I was unable to fall asleep after my Saturday shift.
Gave you many chances to make change
The only thing you changed was love to hate.
Since one of my Toastmasters speeches involves researching a specific topic, I thought about making a speech about writer's block since I seem to have one. I haven't given a regular speech since 2011 mainly due to stress about my finances and inability to find full-time work. Researching writer's block will not only give me a speech subject, but maybe also a cure for my own symptoms.
The psychologist I called earlier this week isn't taking new patients at this time.I'll try to find another one Friday, hopefully close to home.
My Toastmasters group is having its monthly potluck at this week's meeting. I'm making and bringing a "Turtle pretzel" snack, with caramel, chocolate and pecans.