generalthingsappleleaf

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By the way I've found some nice New Year's icons here - if you hadn't until now you should visit this link, maybe "the special one" is there waiting for you, *g*
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generalthingsappleleaf

The laziest person in the world

That’s me, folks – I can’t think of another reason for not updating this LJ during last 2 years, such a long time! Of course there were times in which I was really busy, but obviously I also had plenty of occasion in which I could have come here and say hi. Anyway even now it’s been hard to do that, can you believe it? So I’ll try doing it again slowly, in order to exercise my “LJ muscles” and be back in mode on soon.

Well, I’m back to Niterói, my beloved hometown, since 2009. It was a relief being back but of course there was a catch: the truck that brought back our furniture couldn’t park when it was supposed to do that because there were a few changings at traffic, so trucks weren't allowed to park at my street on that day, just at following one... and what did that mean? Well, we had to sleep an extra night at hotel and couldn’t start unpacking everything as soon as we wanted. Ok, that wasn’t so bad, at least we were at Niterói once more!!

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Few notes

- There was the unbelievable experience of losing everything that was saved at my home PC: a nasty bug destroyed its HD – years of my life went away in less that 24 hours!! I think it was a Trojan horse, and the guys couldn’t repair it. Can you imagine all Oz stuff who disappeared, QaF stuff… all my photos… and fics… and songs… and office stuff (in fact I believe I brought the Trojan from office!!)… it was shocking, and I still have flashes of things that disappeared. It was another 2008 bad moment… but at least I had something saved on CDs and diskettes and could restore part of my "treasure". However when I remember some fics that will be never found again... *cries*

- maddiec24 and pride_of_erin are so cute, they send me real Christmas cards!! Girls, you're so nice, thanks for that, and I hope you've had a wonderful night. Mine wasn't all that special, but at least I was at home, with my family, so it was ok.


- I hadn't told you but I've got this week off, so I'm away from office... well, I'm still working through e-mails. It's a blessing not having bought a notebook, lol
I'm at Niterói and will stay here until January 16th, the next two weeks I'll be working at a museum here - mega boss orders, and who am I to say "no" to him? :)
It's always wonderful to be close to my friends and at my hometown again, even if it means not having regular internet access. Well, what can I say? Have a wonderful 2009, all of you, and I'll try to write again asap!!
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generalthingsappleleaf

Working girl

The fact is that, despite salary’s rise, I’ve been tired most part of time, just wanting to sleep as soon as I’m at home - and of course my pendrive is always full of projects to continue at home. I try hard not to stay at office after 6 p.m. (or before 9 a.m.) and not to bring projects to work at home, it never happens and I wonder if it’s an healthy life. I’ve been feeling head and back aches frequently, I’m always worried during business trips because many things happen when I’m not at office, which mean more work to do when I’m finally back… my parents finally noticed that and maybe that’s why they decided it’s time to go back to Niterói. Explaining: despite of everything I had my entire month vacation and traveled with parents to Niterói. Bitch boss couldn’ t believe when I told I was going to take the entire month, but I just did it. Well, I was reading my emails everyday and was still working until one day mega boss send me a message to do something – then I stopped reading emails, lol

It was such a wonderful time that my mother was convinced she also misses the city, the family… all of them, and our friends, were quite happy to have us there again, we were invited for lunchs and dinners all the time, it seemed everybody wanted to spend time with us. I can move back legally at May 29th, but if mega boss decides to be a good person he can pull the strings to send me back as soon as possible – although I doubt he’ll do that. Anyway we decided to move back, and guess what? My parents bought a new apartment at Niterói, that’s where we’re going to live. We’d been looking for a house or an apartment at Brasília, but they’re too expensive while at Niterói they’re a little cheaper. So we decided to read ads just to see if there was a nice offer, and there it was: 3-bedroom apartment, in an old building (which means there’s enough space, apartments at new building are ridiculous small!), parking lot, close to the beach, bus stops close to it, and a very reasonable price. They had enough money at their saving accounts, so it was bought. My mother has a friend whose ex-husband is an engineer, and he found some guys to remodelate it a little. Now it has blue walls (our personal fetish, *g*), white floor tiles, white tiles bathrooms and kitchen, and etc… I’ll take pictures from there soon so you'll see how it's looking like.

And do you want to know a funny thing? As soon as people from Rio museums knew I was looking for a place to work they started to phone and email me, offering a position! Mega boss and bitch boss know that and are very unpleased. So far there are four museums wanting me, and I’ve already made my decision, but I still have to wait for his decision. I want to be part of National Historical Museum crew, it’s a very old and respected institution, and I know people there work without too much pressure and stress, which would be a relief. But as I said before I’ve to wait mega boss decision… or wait until May 29th, when I’ll be able to tell him to go fuck himself and go back to Niterói.
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generalthingsappleleaf

Well, well, well...

It's been a looooooooong time since I last posted here (it was May, wasn't it?). God, free time for myself has become a luxury and it's one of the things that made me sad about living and working at Brasília – it’s seems that all my time is dedicated to work, no matter if I’m at office or at home. Yeah, it's official: I'm one of those people who dream about being at office and wake up thinking about tasks that will have to be done that day at office...

There are no excuses for it, I should have tried harder to keep in touch with all of you, but again many things happened this year. Let's see: one of my bosses, in fact a very good friend, commited suicide at July 6th, and it started a series of events that included me being given his cubicle, part of his tasks and part of his salary. It also included several business trips, which were nice sometimes, thank God!

And then everybody at office had to deal with his death and also with the news that the other manager was going to leave us, he was going to move to another state with his family… so his tasks were also divided among all of us. Needless to say I’ve been tired most part of time, and although I try hard not to stay at office after 6 p.m. (or before 9 a.m.) and not to bring projects to work at home, it became my reality in a blink.

The cherry of the cake was my home PC being killed by a nasty bug that destroyed its HD…

The good news: despite of everything I managed to have my entire month vacation, traveled with parents to Niterói and it was such a wonderful time that we decided to move back to there as soon as possible… they even bought a new apartment there, that’s where we’re going to live as soon as possible!!!

I know, too many news, I'll try to talk about each of them...
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Post in Portuguese

Para todo mundo que estuda Direito ou está se preparando para algum(ns) concurso(s) público(s)... uma ajudinha para entender aqueles princípios e similares, rs

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I’m sure I hadn’t told you before but somehow me and my parents became addicted to House – it’s quite weird since they’re not the type to fall in love with TV shows. OK, they love soap operas but American TV shows are another story. Anyway, they watched an episode, then another one, and after some time my father gave me money to buy its seasons. Got it? My father had given money to buy the 3 seasons of a TV show. God, now I’ve seen all… he and me had already watched all episodes, but my mother still has a few to watch, and what’s the problem in watching one or another again? It’s funny to see them discussing House behaviour, Cuddy’s wardrobe, etc. And of course one of them always says Hugh Laurie line "Everybody lies". Me? Well, I enjoy the show but I don’t need another fandom so I’m keeping distance from anything fannish concerned to House, House/Wilson, House/Cuddy, House/any other character. Now my mother sees those "Brothers and sisters" commercials and sighs while saying, "We had never watched this show!". God, when my parents started liking TV series???? I’d never seen that coming!!!
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