pittwitch

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  1.  Merry Christmas, fictional friends!

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Merry Christmas to you, my dear Witch! :hug: 

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Merry Christmas right back atcha!

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      The same to you!

  2. Taking baby steps: wrote one page, now fighting my inner demons NOT to tear it up and burn it.  I’ve got to get back in the writing habit, even if it is AWFUL.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      You can do this, my Witch. I have faith in you! :wub: 

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      fight the urge.  fuel is expensive

      So many hate the fact that the perfection eludes them but they fail to consider the inverse nothing you write is <3 worthless. <3:cheerfulcat:

       

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      I’m with BW! You got this!

  3. Day 7 of quarantine.  Things are definitely less than ideal.  :) 

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      They’re slowly getting everyone full functionality.  This was not well planned lol.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      It never is. Trust me, I work for the freaking government, so we’re definitely going with dysfunctional.  But at least we got the word on Thursday that we shouldn’t go out and visit cases in person anymore.  :lol:

    4. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Well, I don’t work for the government, but I do work at a grocery store, so I sympathize in regard to the craziness.  Sorry for what you’re going through.

  4. Operation GetFired  is not going well.  I must up my SnarkGame.  :)

     

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      If you figure it out, tell me! :lol:

       

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Thus far, I’ve tried:

      1. Telling off the biggest boss I could find
      2. threatened to stab my favorite coworker with a plastic spoon
      3. told a client that I’m not Dr. Who and can’t use the Tardis to travel back in time to accommodate their request
      4. told same client that they would need to provide the Oujia board to have the dead person sign the documents that they wanted signed
      5. yelling at the closest supervisor to me
      6. Yelling at email from aforementioned client: “F off, Dickety Dick!” in front of the biggest of the big bosses
      7. Asked another client, “What part of ‘your borrower does not want to do that’ did you knot understand?”
      8. Stood up with the same coworker, blasted “I Will Survive” while singing along and Dancing at our desks
      9. Bit my supervisor’s finger – she had her hand clamped over my mouth when MucketySchmuck was escorting visitors past us on a tour – ruined my perfect window of opportunity 
      10. Sat at my desk and filed my nails while waiting for the computer to catch up to me
      11. used my cellphone at my desk in full view of everyone
      12. walked across the office with my dress tucked in my underwear – granted that was a mistake but …
      13. deliberately did not dress up on “visitor day”
    4. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Honestly, just reading this is one of the funniest experiences I’ve had this month.

  5. This witch is MELTING.

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Forecast for my area says it may get up to 27c/80f on one day next week. We’re not used to this kind of thing. We live in high, cold places for ONE reason! (Alright, two including avoiding hordes of angry villagers with pitchforks and torches.)

      I hope ya able to get cooled down in your places tho’ all.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      It’s 36C/98F here right now. Dragons, I tell you. Dragons.

    4. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Why are you dancing in the rain?:Banana:

      115 F/ 46.1 C Here in good ol AZ

  6. Say it with me:  This WILL be a better week!  :)

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Damn it, I do hope eldest Spawn is back out tomorrow and a-ok.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Spawn is finally home, and we’re all very happy about that. I’m going to try not to provoke the universe any further, because I’m already done with this annus horribilus.

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Excellent.  Fingers crossed for a smoother run from here on.

  7. does not recommend stair surfing.  Things get broken.  Like your neck, your collarbone, and apparently your wrist.  :(

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      :hug:   I’ll keep you in my thoughts too, Pittwitch. Get well soon. 

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Ow, shit ouch. Fucksakes, horrible for you. I hope you’re doing better after the surgery.

    4. Daye

      Daye

      Oh my goodness. I’m sorry. I hope you get well soon.

  8. Pass the brain bleach, please?

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Trust me, we keep the pool filled with it… :blink: 

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      We don’t have extra strength on hand.

      We apologize for the inconvenience.

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      If we’ve run out, it might be because some of my readers were hogging it again.

  9. Let one more person yell at me today and they will KNOW why I am called witch.  :(

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Work folk.  The kind who think the louder they yell the more right they are .. :P

       

    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Oh good, I got family like that. I’ve perfected the stew inside and vent later response. 

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I tried SO hard to get fired today.  Dammit.  I failed.

  10. Please, for the love of anything that you hold sacred, mind the words that come out of your mouth today, Mr. President.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      We can hope. He won’t do it, but we can hope.

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Afraid that may be setting the bar way too high.

  11. My beautiful BronxWench – thank you for the marvelous gifts:  your story, your amazing writing, your guidance and most importantly your friendship.  I cannot wait to carve out some time with a warm mug and your newest tale.  You are truly a blessing in my life.  

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      You were the one to encourage me to submit my first novella for publication, my sweet Witch. You’ve been there for me through all of it, and I’ve cherished our friendship for the past eight years—and yes, it’s been that long! :hug: You are so very dear to me,and always will be, my heart’s sister.

  12. Escaped the hospital just in time for vacation.  C y’all real soon!

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      What the heck happened???

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Asking the important question there! I hope you’re doing ok pittwitch, and I’ll stop imagining an escape in the style of Leeloo at the start of Fifth Element.

    4. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      hope you are alright Pittwitch!

  13. Really, it takes a LOT to push me over the edge.  I’m (((this))) close.  Teenagers.  Bah!

     

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Must not kill of your own spawn, eh?

       

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @pittwitch Other people tend to get upset when you do, not to mention the paperwork.

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      :yes: There’s always paperwork, and so much of it!  @Desiderius Price is right about that.

  14. Please don’t feed the trolls.  Please don’t fee the trolls.  Please DO NOT feed the trolls.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @BronxWench  mobile phones can be spoofed, effectively no security there.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @pittwitch  Can you set the language to Eskimo?

       

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Best solution yet, JayDee!

  15. Happy Holidays writers, readers, friends!

     

    1. Melrick

      Melrick

      Back atcha!

  16. wrapping, wrapping, wrapping

     

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Take a leaf from Mr. Grinch, the hero of the season that teaches us about the perils of materialism.

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      ‘Tis Yule. All I want to do is burn a log and drink. All this shopping and pressure to out-gift people is just wearing me out, and I’m on the verge of a revolt.

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Oh, I’m drinking alright.  Believe it or not, most of the gifts are for the nieces & nephews.  I can’t wrap MarineBoy’s yet – his sister doesn’t know he’s coming home.  :)

       

  17. 7:15 a.m. – I’ve cussed my 18 year old 3 times already.  Not a good omen for the day.

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      They’re having a great day blaming all the problems of their world on their MOM!

       

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Of course they are…:D

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I have no control over the University canceling her campus visit.  Really.  :)

  18. Ashamed of being a PIttsburgher right now.  

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I just cannot believe, with everything the Rooney Family has invested in their football organization, that they sanctioned their team hiding in the locker room instead of standing on the field for the anthem.  Cowards.  I guess it is a silly thing to be upset over.  On the other hand, I'm ashamed and angry.  This is not representative of my Pittsburgh.  :(

       

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Ah, of course. I’ve been trying not to let myself get upset over all of this. Frankly, I think Trump has done more to dishonor the flag, the anthem and this country than any athlete expressing his opinion as is his right. But Trump TALKED during the moment of silence for 9-11. The people I knew who died that day deserve better.

       

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Agreed.  Those who fought for anyone’s right to disrespect the flag and anthem deserve the respect of having them stand up, in public, and do so.  My issue is more with the fact that they hid.  IN a tunnel.  If someone feels strongly enough that they have to take a knee, by all means do so.  But do it where the world can see.

       

  19. Tried to promise myself I’d write 100 words a day.  Failed.  Promised myself 50 words.  Wrote 500.  My muse is a witch.

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Muses are evil.

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      In the words of Binky from Life in Hell, “If you keep your expectations tiny, you’ll get through life without being so whiny.” Or you’ll write 10 times as many words as you expected.

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      LOL!  Here’s to another 50 words tomorrow!

       

  20. gutted and spent.  How can companies treat employees so badly?

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    2. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      jeebus.  I’d be happy if we could find three more like our new trainee.  We attract lazy, lazy people

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I’m exhausted, mentally and physically.  I don’t know how much longer I can keep up this pace.  

       

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      I hear that.  I’m chugging the coffee as fast as I can make, just to get motivated to do ordinary day to day crap.

  21. Writing for myself ... where I started. Feels kinda good.

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I'm so glad to see you back! I've missed you, and Mistress!

    3. Anesor

      Anesor

      Yay! It sure clears the cobwebs and flows so much faster.

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Thanks! Aine seems to have developed a fondness for a certain Lord Commander. Not a good mix for anyone but her, lol. And me, I guess.

  22. GOT - I'm glad I haven't read the books yet. Everything is a reveal to me!

    1. Daye

      Daye

      The show's well past the books now. So it wouldn't matter.

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      And diverged at a few points as well. But still...as far as the season finale? Holy Mother of Dragons, and all the Starks that be...

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      The finale blew me out of the water - never suspected that! Folks tell me it was a fan theory but I hadn't heard it

  23. Wiccans practice Wicca. Not they other way around ... the conversations from the lunch room astound me.

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      ::facepalm:: some people are just... there are no words... This person knows that you're Wiccan?

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      I'm not really, but obviously I wear that necklace for a reason. I thought she'd back down when I stepped in with, "We are witches." Doh!

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Some people just can't be helped... ::pets::

  24. Jobless but not amoral. This will turn out for the best.

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    2. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Interview went surprisingly well. Three more lined up. Go Witchy, Go!

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Awesome, Witchie! :D

    4. JayDee
  25. Boots in the house! Lights burned out on tree, :(

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    2. WillowDarkling
    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Tree lit. Santa came early to accommodate the owner of the boots who has to report to his next duty WAY too soon.

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      But at least he was home to celebrate. :hugs: