Hat and I recently went to Dave and Buster's to take my mom out for her birthday. She very rarely gets to do anything fun, so we thought it would be a good time for her. It was--she had a lot of fun. We also had a lot of fun. And, in exciting news, we managed to win enough prize tickets to score this sweet 4-person picnic set:
Really what sold me was the mini salt and pepper shakers. They are soooo adorable! What can I say? I like things in miniature. So, now Hat and I can go on picnics and/or camping. Which is pretty cool.
In other news, technology and I have not been getting along well lately. In the last week, both my work computer and my cell phone have gotten all weird and janky on me. I've spent crazy amounts of time on the phone w/ IT at work dealing w/ the computer. And I spent like an hour+ dealing w/ my stupid phone. I don't understand why technology constantly needs to revolt against me, but it does. And I hate it. I'm going to end up prematurely being one of those people who are all like, "What? What's this new-fangled gadget? What's wrong with my 8-track? Bleeeeehhh...."
Work has been rather calm lately, strangely enough. It's refreshing. I haven't felt like crying or punching the wall in frustration in like a month. Actually, I think it was the murder trial that has helped the situation, oddly enough. It appears (although I'm not positive) that I was not getting assigned nearly as many cases as normal while I was in trial, so when I was done with the murder trial, I came back to a mass of paperwork, but not very many new files. So, this allowed me to 1) catch up on the stuff that had come in while I was in trial and 2) not have a billion court appearances right afterwards so I could really actually catch up on stuff. So, I have been able to be ready and prepared in court and I've had time to meet with my clients and do other out-of-court work on the cases. So, that's been nice and different. It's nice not to want to run screaming out of the office because I hate everything ever.