January 31st, 2005

life begins - me

no 'kinda' about it

I wrote slash. No, I take it back, I'm wrtiting slash since it's not actually finished yet. And it's Xangel. Something I genuinly never ever thought I would do.

I blame claudia6913 it's all her fault, she's luring me ino the dark side . *grin* In case you missed it, Missy and I are tag-teaming this one over on her journal. Once it's complete we'll clean up the grammar and whatnot and post it as a completed item, but if you want to see it as a work in progress here you go!

And a huge thank you to purplefeen for making the icon for us - I think it's to encourage us to write faster or something... *g*

Edit I just remembered Missy's journal is 'friends only' - sorry! I'll maybe compile it and post it here at lunch if I have time.
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head-desk - me

*headdesk*

New England Journal of Medicine.

Pretty major journal really, our access goes down two hours ago and already I've had ten queries about it - goes to show how popular it is.

So I contact the provider to ask them why access is down and can they re-activate it asap please. Supplier phones me and says according to their records we haven't had access since 2001.

*headdesk* moment 1.

I know we've had access because I had to talk a clueless professor through getting the article he wanted last week and I actually saw the full text on my screen.

I reply saying this, we've definitely not cancelled this order, it's a title we use heavily, blah blah blah.

They reply saying, nope you definitely cancelled it in 2001.

*headdesk* moment 2.

I go through the files, through the system, through everything I can think of looking for proof of payment and I can't find a single thing. My boss has an ... interesting filing system.

So I go to check with my boss and find she's in a DND meeting (do not disturb) meeting. I think, this is a major title I need to get this fixed asap so I try the head of the department. He's in a DND meeting, presumably with my boss.

*headdesk* moment 3

So now I'm buried under the emails saying "I'm trying to get this article from NEJM and can't" and there's bugger all I can do about it....

*headdesk*
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