1. What is your favorite baseball moment in Oofuri?
Oh man, I don't even know. I love when Tajima is telling everyone when to steal, does that count? XD
2. What types of porn do you most like to write?
Hmm. I had to think about this one a bit. I think one of the things I most like to write is when there's some kind of back and forth exchange going on- whether it's struggling for control (*cough*HikaruandAkira*cough*) or talking or whatever. Consent is an absolute must for me, which is probably why you often see repeated checking in with my fic, sometimes even to the point of annoying the character being asked. Um... I like writing blow job fic, for some reason? And I love writing penetrative sex. It's awesome (probably because *cough* that's how I feel about it in general? XD), even though yes, I know that not everyone likes it or does it and I try to represent that as well. I think that sort of answered the question?
3. What's a pairing you ship but have never written a fic for?
Uh..... Ogata/Isumi? I just have a hard time writing Ogata in general, really. It's why I rarely write him, and when I do, it's just a cameo. XD
4. What's the best vacation you've ever gone on?
When I went to go visit my older sister in Texas in... what, 2010? I went with my younger sister, and even though we were kept busy with all sorts of things (museum/beach/concert/etcetcetc), it was a lot of fun. I actually got to swim in the ocean! :D And I discovered the fun of multiplayer Super Mario Wii. :P
5. Do you have any entertaining injury stories?
I wasn't one of those kids that played rough- I was the kid in the corner with a book- so I don't really have many injury stories at all. I've never broken anything. The only thing I can think of is the time I sprained my ankle. This was YEARS ago. My younger sister and I were walking home from someplace, I don't remember where. It was winter. We saw a plow coming up behind us and didn't want to get a bunch of snow shoved on us, as plows tend to do on sidewalks, plus we were dumbasses, so we started rushing to get to a driveway or something to get out of the way. Well, I slipped and fell, and it turned out that I sprained my ankle badly enough that the doctor said it would've been better if I'd just straight up broken it. So yeah, that was fun.
I guess there was also the time that I was ridiculously drunk and went to lean back and accidentally banged my head on a coffee table REALLY hard. I woke up the next morning with the migraine from hell and so many bruises, I didn't even know what the hell had happened. I'm still not sure, and I'm not entirely sure I want to know. O_O
( Cut for money and tax angsting )
( A little rambly, but not too bad, considering )
(Edited because I forgot something.)
You. Are. Awesome. <3 Just for participating, but also for coming to find this, possibly multiple times because I didn't have this done before assignments went out. Sorry about that.
So if you don't know me- I'm Ver. Hi! *waves*
Generally, I'm a pretty easygoing kind of fic reader. I read a lot of different kinds of things, so mainly, just write what makes you happy and that you can have fun with. Fics are always better when you can tell the person writing it enjoyed it. :) (That being said, I would ask that you check out the “do not want” section before you do that, just in case.)
I know this letter may look a little scary at first glance, but just keep in mind that I'm long-winded. XD Everything here minus the DNW is just suggestion and idea. You can honestly ignore most of this and do whatever your little heart desires, and I encourage it if that's what you want to do.
( Finally finished- details under the cut! )
★ First thing's first- by the way, if you did this on Tumblr or don't have a 3DS, feel free to ignore this. XD I have a new 3DS friend code. (Long story short, I'm an idiot and left my 3DS on a bus and someone else took it, along with the Pokemon game that was in it, so I replaced the system, ungh. Still working on replacing the game. Luckily Nintendo has a promo for a free one, but it's a download and those take FOREVER on public wifi.) If you want to add it, feel free! (2423-3967-2356) I’d like yours also, even if I had it before, because I don’t have it anymore. XD I’ll add you as soon as I can (might be a few days, just as a heads up). <3
★ Persona 4 Arena came in the mail from Gamefly and I've poked at story mode a bit. I'm not sure I would buy it, though? I fucking love Kanji, he's great, but being that I'm an unrepentant button masher when it comes to fighting games, this game is actually really unexpectedly hard. I've barely done anything with it, but I should probably send it back before I forget about it. XD
★ I started listening to Welcome to Night Vale a few weeks ago. It's something easy I can do when I don't feel like staring at my 3DS screen first thing in the morning, because I don't always. It's alright. I'm not fangirling over it or anything, but I suppose it's reasonably entertaining. *shrug* I'm not particularly attached to it one way or the other, really. My favorite parts are when Cecil breaks his radio reporter character and actually shows some of his personality, but that's me. I'm currently two episodes behind, but I'll probably keep listening to it because... well, it's reasonably entertaining.
★ Alright, so I finished the first season of Oofuri. Thoughts for Krim:
-I was nervous after Krim told me that most of the series is one game, but actually? It was fine. Don't ask me to explain why that's okay, but I get irritated if other games last more than two or three episodes. I have absolutely no idea. XD I'm just grateful that I wasn't climbing up the walls.
-Tajima and Izumi are so cute with their freckles! <3 I actually for a while kept mixing them up at bat because of this until I realized that Izumi's are on his cheeks and Tajima's are on his nose. Anyway. They are both adorable, though Tajima is still totally my favorite.
-Luckily, Mihashi is annoying me much less now and my fury has calmed down to an exasperated amusement. Part of this is the realization that he wouldn't be nearly so bad if Abe wasn't screaming at him half the time. I would probably be freaking out too. XD (Abe, stop being a socially inept dick, please.)
-Because I said I'd mention it- the second OP is okay. I'm not in love with it, but I don't hate it, either. *shrug*
-Holy shit, totally shipping Tajima and that redheaded kid from Tousei that was desperately fanboying him (Nakazawa, apparently). So fucking adorable. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THERE'S FIC.
-As a side note on shipping, I would also not be adverse to Kanou/Mihashi. :P
-During one particular scene which I won't give away the details of, I know it was supposed to be an emotional kind of thing, but all I could think about was THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL. Seriously, I had Tom Hanks in my head the entire time. I don't think that was the intention. Oops. XD
-This may be showing some cultural ignorance on my part, but hey, you don't learn if you don't ask, right? ...does anybody know why the Tousei band kept playing "Yankee Doodle"? Is it a different song over there (like how "God Save the Queen" and "My Country, Tis of Thee" have the same melody but are completely different), or is it just something that's kind of leftover from the US, since baseball originated here? I'm curious and would like to know. :P
★ On Kuroko: Murasakibara, I want to like you because I like your voice actor (Isumi!), but you are SUCH AN ASSHOLE. Gah. >_<
Speaking of, I've been thinking a lot about voices the last several episodes of Kuroko. It's funny how it's gotten to a point where I've seen enough anime that given a character, there's a fairly decent chance that I know at least one other thing that their VA has done. It helps that for Kuroko at least, a lot of the actors have worked together on other things. XD Aomine and Alex are obviously Atobe and Fuji from Prince of Tennis, respectively, and there are several that are in Fairy Tail or Silver Spoon or other things. Generally I'm pretty decent at recognizing voices (though it may take me a bit- I think it was the second episode Alex was in that I realized she was Fuji), but the one surprise, aside from Murasakibara which I already mentioned? Kise. Kise, who is also Hachiken in Silver Spoon, and also Takizawa in Eden of the East. O_O I never in a million years would've guessed. Kise's VA is seriously talented. :D (Although, of course now that I know this, it seems obvious, so maybe I was just being a derp?)
Alright, I have to go deal with club stuff, but I'll hopefully write again, uh, soonish. Maybe a RL update before the end of the semester? It would be nice, right? ^_^;;;;;;;
★ I'm positive that you've all seen this by now, but in case you haven't or you've forgotten about it or something, there's a new round of blind_go sign-ups going here. They're open for one more week. Don't forget to sign up if you haven't already! I'm really hoping to have the theme sets posted before then. Unfortunately, between everything else that's been going on IRL, the lack of home internet, and photobucket eating pictures I upload, it's been a trial and a half. So we'll see. XD
★ I've been watching stuff!
-Managed to get caught up in Kuroko no Basket (anime). Primary reaction is that it needs more Nigou. :P But then, that's always true. They should just make the whole show about him. XD That being said, I find the show much more tolerable when I'm caught up. I can take once a week doses with a relative minimum of eyerolling, but much more than that gets me really irritated. It's starting to really annoy me again, with the incredibly overpowered/overdramatized players. I keep going, "Really? REALLY? I'm supposed to buy this?" XD
-I watched through season 3 of Sherlock. The verdict? They should've just left it at the end of season 2. Just... unghhhh. So much was stupid or didn't make any fucking logical sense whatsoever. I can't even articulate how much was wrong with it. adjsakljdklsa.
-Let's see... I was told Sakura Trick was cute, so I'd grabbed the first three episodes that were out. That was my first mistake. XD I watched the first couple and dropped it, which I -never- do. It does have it's cute moments, but it's so fanservicey that it's absolutely beyond ridiculous. I lost count of the number of times I rolled my eyes at it in two episodes. I wouldn't mind the fanservice quite so much if it didn't set off my pedo alarm. Seriously, the one girl looks about eight years old, and that squicks me the hell out. Nothing against people that are into that, it's just not my thing.
-I'm not terribly into sci-fi, so Firefly was something I never really bothered watching. Well... I finally gave in because I was sick of people being all horrified about me not seeing it, and it was on Netflix, so why not. It was reasonably amusing. Zoe is by far my favorite. :)
-I'm now six episodes into Oofuri. Reactions so far, because I know if nothing else, Krim will ask: I -hate- the opening song, but that's not a dealbreaker or anything, so whatever, it's just annoying as all hell. JFC, it's like they're begging for slash shipping here, even without counting the number of opportunies for pitcher and catcher jokes. XDDD Mihashi is ridiculously high maintenance. Poor Abe. XD My feelings on Mihashi are mixed- I think he's adorable half the time and completely fucking obnoxious the other half. I desperately want to punch him in the face during the obnoxious half because I'm a terrible person. XD Also, does this first game ever fucking end? I find myself longing for the three episode PoT matches, seriously. Ungh. That being said, despite my bitching, I'm enjoying it overall. I mean, come on, it's gay baseball. What's not to like in that equation? :P
-I've also apparently decided to pick up Merlin again, but so far this has only consisted of figuring out where the hell I stopped. Considering that I knew I never got to season 2, this process was harder than you might think. XD For example, I actually got most of the way through an episode before I realized I'd already seen it before. XD So yeah, turns out I finished season 1. That's probably something I'll do today- start season 2! :D
-On the upside, I'd tried getting netflix to work on my phone and it wouldn't, without a wi-fi connection. Now suddenly it does. Which means that watching stuff isn't going to be nearly as much of a pain as it has been. Quality isn't bad, either. I ordered a cheap stand on Amazon so I can watch it without having to sit there and hold the phone, because that gets really painful after a while. It actually just arrived today and seems like it'll work. Yay!
★ In other news, I dropped my 3DS and now it's on max volume all the time regardless of where the slider is. <_< Bleh. Need to get one of those dust plug things for it for when I don't have my headphones plugged in.
Aaaand I think that's plenty long enough for the time being. :P
☁ In case you're in Hikago fandom and didn't see my spamming, there's a new blind_go mini round out- GO SIGN UP. NOW.
☁ The new Phoenix Wright came out a couple of weeks ago. I feel so behind- I only just barely started case 4. I have Thoughts on it, which are partially good and partially ragey, but I'll hold off on getting too into those until I actually finish the game. So far... it's not that different from the others, concept wise. I can basically boil everything down to a short list of "things I've learned from the Ace Attorney games"
1. Prosecutors get away with EVERYTHING.
2. Don't become friends with a lawyer ever- you'll eventually end up dead or falsely accused of a crime, probably murder.
3. LGBTQ people are ridiculous/offensive/disgusting/only good for comedic relief/figments of your imagination/terrible people/any combination of the above, depending on the particular plot device service they're providing at the time.
☁ Midterms grades were fine- 4.0 for the semester so far. As usual, I just need to keep it there. ajdklsajd.
( Wibbling About the Future- Transfer Schools )
( Wibbling About the Future- Classes )
( Wibbling About the Future- Minors )
( Wibbling About the Future- Jobs )
( And last but not least... the Salem trip )
Right this split second? Wallet, random receipts, about 5 tubes of chapstick because I keep losing them, sunglass clippies, a pen and notepad, some bus schedules, body spray (sea island cotton), an index card with directions on it, tic tacs (strawberry), a few small OTC medicine bottles (the essentials- pamprin, excedrin, and pepto XD), and god knows what else. My bag isn't even that big and it's like a freaking black hole. It has no pockets, so it's impossible to find anything in a timely manner. I've actually been looking for another one that's cheap (read: preferably less than $10, DEFINITELY less than $15) with no luck. Meh. Once school starts I won't be carrying it that much anyway, so I'm not that worried about it. XD
In other news:
☁ School bill is paid, so that's one thing off my chest. I can go get my books after financial aid kicks in on the 17th. Couldn't really test how getting across campus in 10 minutes is going to go because they're apparently doing work in a bunch of different places so a lot is cut off. Ungh. Hopefully they'll be done when I go get my books.
☁ I texted the guy about the apartment, but haven't heard anything back, so I'm assuming it's a bust. Which sucks because that not only means I have to keep looking, but I also kind of loved that kitten, so. Bleeeeeeh. I sent an e-mail today- yay, somebody that didn't specifically ask for a phone call- and I'm still looking at recent posts, so we'll see. Have I mentioned that I hate this? I hate this. -_-
☁ Also a full cup randomly fell for no apparent reason and now my bed is all wet. ;~;
☁ I'm working on episode 26 of Naruto at this point. It's... okay, I -almost- ragequit at one point, because seriously nothing was happening and they were on the same fucking stupid mission FOREVER, but it seems a bit better now? I'm told that it's the worst arc in the series, so we'll see what happens. XD
Uh, the same five I always have? This is a dumb question.
As far as non-meme stuff, here we go:
☁ My certificate of residence for school has been acquired. I had to spend more time dealing with my mother than I would've liked in order to accomplish this, but whatever, it's done. Now I can pay my bill for school. The plan is to deal with that tomorrow.
☁ Saw an apartment Saturday. Good location, big room, roommates are not super neat freaks, gay friendly, super cute kitten (who spent most of the time pretending that I was a good climbing tree. Good thing I wore jeans. XD The guy was like, "wow, she really likes you already.") It's at the top of my "I can afford this" range, but I'm not sure I'm going to get much better because rent is freaking ridiculous here. He's still showing the apartment, so we'll see what happens. I'm not going to hold my breath. I'm going to text him tomorrow and see what's going on. In the meantime... I should probably make some more phone calls tomorrow too. Ungh. I want to do that about as much as I want a hole in my head. I fucking hate calling people, and of course most of these are like "phone calls only!" YOU GUYS SUCK.
☁ Need to go to old work and talk to Dave about saving boxes for me. Even if I wasn't planning on moving, I would probably still do this, because I'm at a point where I just feel like I'm moving things back and forth to and from the same places in my room, and getting stuff put away in boxes would at least let me put things away neatly in an orderly way instead of haphazardly thrown everywhere.
☁ ( TL;DR- Family bullshit )
☁ Oh yeah, and did I mention that classes start again on the 26th and I'm both freaked the hell out about it and can't wait to go back? Need to get sleep back in order. It was better and then it wasn't, sooooo. <_< It's not nowhere near as bad as it was at one point, but still not terribly good.
☁ So basically, long story short, I'm super stressed/anxious about EVERYTHING and trying to keep up with my daily cleaning sessions and mostly failing, so. On the upside, it does look considerably better just from what I did today?
☁ I've also been working on a random fic bit I found in my bunny folder. I... don't even know how this happened. But yay writing?
☁ Somehow got talked into trying Naruto again, but of course I was only 7 eps into it to begin with and that was ages ago, so I just started it over. It's. I dunno. Kind of obnoxious. I can see why I didn't really feel a push to continue it before.
☁ The book cataloging is getting ridiculous. I've been taking a break, so there's still everything on my bookshelf at this point plus what's in the closet and whatever else I find that I'm not seeing right now- but the manga should be done, anyway, minus the first 13 of Hikago. I'm up to a total of 174 books and not even close to done (we won't even discuss how much of that is manga). I think I have a problem, you guys. XD Also recently I had decided to try and organize my ebook folder, because that's a huge clusterfuck, and all I can really say about that is... holy GOD, why did I do that to myself? I don't even know how it got like that.
☁ Money stuff for school is mostly taken care of, I'm waiting for the last grant form to go through, but it's nothing that's a huge deal right this split second. Like I can pay my bill and stuff without it, anyway. Re: school stuff, now all I have to do is get my certificate of residence (I'd like to do that tomorrow, tbh), pay my bill (by the 15th, but would like to do it next week to get it done and over with), get my books, and figure out exactly where my classes are and how tight I'm pushing my transport time on a couple. So that's coming along nicely.
☁ As far as RL circumstances... not a lot has changed, for good or for bad, at this point. I've been taking a bit of a hiatus on the cleaning because I've basically felt like shit the last week (yay for being female- not), plus being distracted with other things, see next cloud bullet, but I'm hoping to get back on track in the next couple of days.
☁ So remember how my laptop was overheating and I wasn't sure if it was the heat or something else? It was something else. -_- After some investigation, I discovered that the fan was no longer working. I'm not comfortable taking apart the laptop, since I can't get to the fan without pulling apart the ENTIRE thing (which is stupid but whatever), and it's not worth paying Best Buy $200 bucks to put a new fan in a four year old laptop, soooooo as much as I didn't want to spend the money and didn't want Windows 8... I didn't have a whole lot of choice in the matter. I bought a new one. XD I have named it Phoenix. :3 It was less than the previous one, under 400 before tax, so that wasn't bad. I've been super good about money over the summer, so I'm not going to beat myself up over spending the money or anything. Specs wise, I just wanted something that was at least as good as what I already had for relatively cheap, which was actually more difficult than you might think? Go figure. Sooooo I have another Toshiba- because fuck, I beat Haru all to hell and it still lasted four years, and above all else I did not want a Lenovo (very bad previous experience with IBM, and Kelly having to replace her Lenovo laptop TWICE since March does not help my opinion of them. I told her not to get a damn Lenovo. But nooooo, she didn't want to listen to me. Pfft.) Anyway. I still hate Windows 8, but I knew that already. Classic Shell makes it bearable, fyi if anybody on the flist ends up having to deal with this OS, though I still keep triggering stuff to pop up by accident. Grrr. The keyboard is pissing me off, at least until I get used to it. So there are minor frustrations with it, but that's true of any new device, especially with something like a laptop. Mostly I love it. It does what I need it to do (including connecting to the internet without a problem, which I was nervous about after the netbook), zips along speedily, and so far has handled everything I've thrown at it with grace. (It IS worth noting, though, that the "max temp" on Phoenix is significantly lower than it was on Haru- Haru's was 212, on Phoenix it's 194. Go figure.)
I think my favorite thing about it, though, is that it's a definite upgrade. I've said before that my laptop was hardly state of the art when I got it (and neither is this)- but you know that rating system Windows has? Old lappy was something like 3.3 or 3.5. This is 4.8. In both cases, the score is based off of the graphics card and everything else is AT LEAST a full point higher. When I turned on the Sims to double check that my saves would work, I was like, holy shit, they look like that? O_O It runs so much smoother now, without all the jerkiness and lag, and there's so much more detail. Like wow. Amazing.
Okay, I need to shut up and just post this already, so. Next time~!
☁ It's been BRUTALLY hot and humid for the last week or so, but thankfully it's about 15 degrees cooler today and the humidity is supposed to FINALLY break overnight, last I heard. Thank god. Seriously, the other day it was fucking 97 with a heat index of 106. And yes, I know to some people that's not a big deal, but I live in freaking upstate NY. IT'S A BIG DEAL HERE. When it's hotter here than in Miami? Or AUSTIN? There's something wrong. I saw a thing on facebook the other day where somebody was like, "I think NY weather is broken" and that about covers it. It was seriously hellish. Kelly went up to the boyfriend's house last night (she even tilted her fan towards me before she left, heh), so I took the opportunity to strip down to my underwear and slept that way. I woke up feeling nice and cool, it was GLORIOUS.
☁ Speaking of heat, my laptop has... not been dealing with it well. Like it turned itself off several times the other day because it was overheating. I'm not entirely sure whether it's the heat/humidity or whether it's something more serious, like the laptop is dying, but in the meantime I'm attempting to find my cooling mat and taking "keep temperature down" measures- blew out the vents/fan/everything I can get to, energy consumption is set to power saver, the battery has been taken out, have the vents pointed at my fan, and I'm trying to run as few things as reasonably possible. Right this split second it's running around 150, which is pretty normal, but again, that's with all that stuff going on AND it's cooler today, soooooo I dunno. I really don't want to buy a new laptop. :/ (Mostly I don't want Windows 8) It wouldn't be AS big of a deal, considering I have the netbook, but home internet hasn't worked on the netbook ever since the cable company changed our router box. :/ I copied a bunch of stuff to the external HD anyway, in any event.
☁ It's mostly been too hot to clean really, but I did get the giant pile of crap in front of the closet cleared out, so I can actually- gasp- get in it now. Shocking, I know. In theory, that should make it easier, but now that I don't have a clear directional goal (like "get to the closet"), I'm feeling a little lost. But I guess... as long as I keep chipping away at it, it doesn't matter, really.
☁ Anime: Not a whole lot happening there. I knew I'd burn myself out eventually, because that's what I -do-, and it seems like that's what's happened. I'm still watching the new stuff as it comes out (Free is still fun, Brothers Conflict is still terrible, Silver Spoon I haven't really made up my mind about yet), and I managed to watch another ep of Tsuritama (it's still weird), but that's really about it. But this is normal. I'll cycle through some other media for a while before I come back to inhaling anime again. ^_^
☁ I did watch a couple of episodes of Doctor Who, so I'm now a few episodes into series 5 now. After seeing a few episodes with 11... I think I like him. :D Also of interest- as 11, Matt Smith is incredibly dorky looking. And not in a good way. He's apparently had a haircut, and he doesn't even look like the same person. Turns out he's totally adorable in a cute nerdy sort of way! O_O *was not expecting that*
☁ Oh, and I played The Walking Dead special 400 Days thing (I don't know if I mentioned it here, but I purchased the download for my xbox, but I won't do that again for season 2- I just don't have the hard drive space on that machine. I'll have to wait on season 2 until they put a disk out. Sadface.) My overall reaction was that I wish they'd picked one or two characters and stuck with them, instead of introducing five in such a short time span. You didn't really get to know anybody, really- though I like what I saw of Wyatt and Russell. Of course, those were the two that decided to opt out at the end. Argh. >_< So I actually have to go through it again... which is okay, because I did some stupid ass shit with Wyatt anyway. Seriously. There's a point where you have the option to try and drag this half-dead guy back to your car or leave him to get eaten by walkers, and for some ungodly reason I was like, yeah, let's drag him. Kelly was watching me play and was like, ".....what are you DOING?" "I DON'T KNOW, OKAY?" Which I guess... is one of the most interesting things about the game, really, since they give you no time to think about your decisions- you just have to go on your gut instinct. I tend to not always think things through to potential consequences, and my decisions definitely tend to lean more towards mercy and helping whoever I can when possible. I'd give examples, but spoilers. :P Which... yeah, can result in some really stupid choices as far as keeping myself/my group alive and safe. Whoops? XD
And on that note, I may or may not lie down for a bit because I have a migraine that doesn't want to go away (usually only napping cures those), and then it's some grownup stuff like laundry and figuring out what to make for dinner, and cleaning. Hopefully working on/finishing this thing for BG. Maybe. XD
( Long as per usual, but these are for me anyway, so whatever XD )
So we'll see how much of that actually happens by the end of the summer. ^_~ Knowing me... ah, let's get real, I'll be lucky if I can cross anything off my list. But again, we'll see! Now, I'm going to make myself finish this episode of Kuroko (ugh *whine*) and get in the shower and maybe like... do stuff, I dunno. Maybe. My head hurts like fuck, so I might just sleep or something, who knows. XD
Alright, I think this is PLENTY long enough for the time being- I should really run a couple of errands anyway before it gets too much later, and then work on research paper stuff. Elizabeth I, and then either Dissociative Identity Disorder or Antisocial Personality Disorder, whichever one I eventually decide on. XD
I'll do another post in a minute with specific class stuff- hence the part 1, because I waited so long to post this that I felt it would be too ridiculous for one entry even under a cut- so if you're not interested in that, obviously feel free to skip. ^_^
( Long, you guys know the drill. )
☁ (Leaving this one uncut for importance) Figured I'd pass this on just in case- I got a phishing scam in my email the other day, pretending to be paypal. Something about my account being limited and they needed me to open an attachment and send it back to them with the info they needed. Pffft. Yeah, right. I checked paypal just in case I was being overly cynical and of course everything was fine with my account, so the email got reported. Thought I'd put it out there that this is making the rounds. I think everyone on my flist is intelligent enough to not fall for it, buuuuuuuut it did look fairly official and everyone has off days, sooo better safe than sorry. ^_^;
( Epic length and also a video embed. You've been warned. :P )
Soooooo hopefully it won't be another month plus before another entry. Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so I actually have it off- probably going to spend it with Stef's family. Should be interesting.
☁ FAFSA- done. I was going to do it last week, but procrastinated Tuesday and felt too crappy Wednesday to deal with it. Whoops. Was not as bad as I had been imagining- I could even import my tax returns right into it, which was a neat little trick. The two school applications are also submitted. Am currently trying to figure out if I can get my high school to send my transcript without having to call them. XD Edit: Sweet, I can zip them an e-mail. They ask for a name and address of the person they're sending them to, though, so does that mean I should have them send the transcripts to me and then mail them back out? That seems stupid. I'm confused.
Just sayin'. We have been flirting with Death Note since last night for the number 11 animanga spot on AO3, and next is YiGiOh. Weee~ (Though I think DN might've cottoned on to what we're doing, looks like they're fighting us a little. GO GO HIKAGO!) Qem asked me to make a banner and very helpfully proved the YuGiOh pic. Didn't turn out half bad. Lish asked me to make an icon for her the other day, too. She does that on occasion and the request this time was super simple, just a crop and cleanup, but it's just kind of weird to get graphics requests all of a sudden. XD
☁ It's supposed to be GORGEOUS tomorrow- 55 and mostly sunny! Perfect day to walk to the library. :D I've been feeling kind of shut-in, so that will probably be helpful. Maybe I can even get through the rest of the first season of Doctor Who finally, since I seem to have a block about watching it at home for some reason. XD
☁ I am now about an episode and a half through Sherlock. It's an interesting take- Sherlock actually admits to being a sociopath (in the most condescending way possible, which is pretty damn amusing), so that's definitely a different spin on the character than I've seen previously. I'm still not understanding how everyone thinks that Benedict Cumberbatch is so hot- he's rather unfortunate looking, to put it nicely. I really don't get it. I can't even blame it on the lesbian thing, really- I can recognize and appreciate when a man is good looking. It doesn't make me want to have sex with him, but I see it. This guy? Nope. Not seeing it. Fandom baffles me sometimes.
☁ After talking with Ai, I finally decided I need to get my butt back in gear and at the very least keeping track of my food intake again. I've been maintaining (within a few pound range, of course) for long enough. On the upside- apparently I've been averaging around 1700 calories a day without even TRYING- that's maintenance for where I was when I checked. So not NEARLY as bad as the 2500-3000 I was imagining, eh? :D Sooooooo I've been working on food again and am really happy with the results. 5.4 pounds since the 20th, and 2.8 pounds just in the last week. I'm not trying to brag or anything, just... happy to get the ball rolling again. ^_^;;;
☁( Long windedness about Rush Limbaugh, Birth Control, and Republicans in General )
☁ So I tried miso soup for the first time, in the form of an instant type "miso soup bowl". It was... slimy. >_< The soup itself was okay I guess, more oniony than I would like, but eh. But the texture of the noodles was a real turn-off and I ended up throwing it away after a couple of bites. Blech.
☁ Should arrive tomorrow or Tuesday: LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4. I've been told that the LEGO games are awesome, and of course I love HP, so I'm looking forward to it. I saw a review of it that said that it was "peanut butter meeting chocolate in game form," which gives me high hopes for it. And hey, it can't be any worse than the original Goblet of Fire game... right?
☁ I saw the first episode of Once Upon a Time- it's interesting, and definitely an intriguing concept. We'll see what happens as it goes along, but for now, they have my attention. ^_^
☁ Persona 4- Holy crap, so much better in anime form. There are three episodes out, so it's a bit early to say though. Some things translate strangely to anime vs. the game, but nothing dealbreaking, just a little odd. Also they haven't done much of anything with the protaganist, so he has all the personality of dry toast. XDDD Fine in a game where they've got the "silent protaganist" thing going on where you kind of add your own personality to the character; not so fine in an anime where gameplay is not a factor in characterization. Still, it's a vast improvement over the frustration of the game. With the way they're pacing it, new stuff (for me) probably at episode five, which isn't too bad.
☁ I'm now apparently playing Kingdom of Loathing, which is all Lish's fault. I'd been linked to it before, but probably got distracted from it or something and never started. We'll see how long this lasts, though, I tend to get bored with that sort of thing fairly quickly. (see: every single Facebook game I've played ever.) On the upside, I can only do so much a day and then I have to stop, which is a good quality in a time sucker. ^_^; I'm on day 3 now, so it should be at least a few weeks before I quit, at any rate. XD
Basically, when I went to leave the bathroom, the door wouldn't open. At all. Stef and I tried ad nauseum to push, pull, yank, pry, it just wasn't working. She even took the doorknob off, and that didn't do a damn thing (we were hoping there was some kind of mechanism to push or something that would get the door open, no dice). It was really rather terrifying, actually. I could have climbed out the window and onto the roof, but then from there... I would've either had to jump off and break my neck, or wait until she got home from work tomorrow to pull a ladder out for me, since she wasn't going to do it in the dark- so I was seriously looking at being locked in a bathroom for 18 hours. We were laughing pretty much the entire time, but for me, it was a "laugh so you don't cry" situation. If I hadn't been laughing, I sure as hell would've been in tears.
I have a terrible sense of time even in the best circumstances, so I honestly don't know how long it took- it felt like hours, but realistically it was probably about 20 minutes- and Stef was trying to shove the door open for the billionth time... and it finally gave. When the door opened we seriously both just stared at each other for a few seconds like O_O. No idea why it randomly decided to open, but I'm so very glad it did, let me tell you.
I'm damn lucky the door opened randomly. I'm damn lucky Stef wasn't asleep- she's dead to the world when she's asleep. And there's a bathroom downstairs, so she probably wouldn't have thought anything of it if she couldn't get into the top one in the morning. I can see it now, where I would be waiting by the bathroom door listening for her to come home from work, then screeching "I'm locked in the bathroom, HELP!" XDDD Would NOT have been one of my better moments. Though at least if nothing else, I was in the bathroom, so it definitely could've been worse.
In the end, I have escaped the evil bathroom, which is good. I'm a bit traumatized, but it'll be alright. And I'm never closing a door in Stef's house again. ^_^;;;
☁ The mosquitoes have been out with a vengeance. They're normally not around this late, but it's been unseasonably warm for late September, plus there's been all this water between Irene and the massive amount of rain we had this summer... yeah. The fucking things are EVERYWHERE. One bit me on the forehead today. ;~; She got me good, too. It bit me, and a little later Stef was like, "uh, your forehead is REALLY red." I went to go look- there's a huge swollen bump on my freaking head, not even kidding. UGH. I hate being a bug magnet. STOP LOVING MY BLOOD, DAMN YOU!
☁ Apparently both Lane Bryant and Capital One have decided to increase my credit limit. LB is now $200 ($100 before, though $200 will be more convenient on the rare occasions that I do use it, because LB is expensive) and CO is $500 when it was $200 before, even though I think the most I've ever had on a bill was around $100. I know they're trying to trick me into spending more money (which is not going to work), but kind of nice anyway. It's good to know that it's there if something happens and I need it. ^_^
☁ I saw a guy from high school the other day... which happens every once in a while, it's an unfortunate side effect of working where I do. I never got along with this particular guy, and he's apparently just as much of a dick as ever. He acted like I was some kind of traitor because I don't live in my hometown anymore. Like seriously? Anybody who ever knew me even a little bit would've known I was never going to stay there. I'm from Smalltown, USA- very quiet, closed off community. It was like being in a little cocoon protected from the world outside. (Additionally, my parents kept us in an additional "bubble", which Stef and I joke about now. That's neither here nor there, but it does explain a lot about my personality, I think. Sheltered x2.) Even now, sometimes I'll get blindsided by something that is apparently normal everywhere else, but is totally alien to me. My hometown is too restrictive, too far away from everything. It was a nice place to grow up as a young kid, and I visit for a couple of days now and then, but it's not someplace I want to live again. When I hit my teens it really started to be more suffocating than protective, and it hasn't changed that much. (Though the one small general store does actually make really good subs. I make a point to get one when I visit. :3) But seriously, judging me because I'm not up there anymore? As if it actually matters to me what he thinks of me? Pfffffffffft. He doesn't even know me. It just irritates me that he was being such a asshole, it was totally uncalled for, you know?
☁ Also, I'm watching Doctor Who, and there's this woman in this episode, her name is apparently Sophia Myles... I'm not normally into blondes that much, but HOLY FUCK:
(The picture is not from Doctor Who, but whatever.) Just. Wow. I could look at her all day. And I mean that in a totally not creepy, non-stalkerish way. <_<
☁ Good news: The pendant I ordered came in! It's awesome!
Bad news: Guess what doesn't fit the leather cord I already had? Yeah. The loop at the top is pretty small and it can't get past the metal bits of the cord. I did manage to scramble up a chain for it, and that will work as a temporary solution, but meh. The chain turns my skin green, so I'll have to come up with something.
All in all, I really have to pimp this site. First of all: Five dollar coupon! They have lots of stuff (not just dragons), from pagan jewelry to crosses, celtic to kanji. They shipped SUPER FAST- I ordered on July 29th, but it was around 11pm, so really July 30th. I got it today. Five days. And the pendant is really amazing looking. Even Kelly said it was gorgeous- shocked the hell out of me because she's not into dragons AT ALL. It really is a beautiful piece and I'm quite enamored with it.
☁ Scored a gorgeous Orly nail polish at work for $1.75 (they're normally almost $8). It's called Royal Velvet and is a bluish purple depending on the light. Totally loving it, which is both a good and a bad thing. Good because yay polish! Bad because it's on clearance, so obviously we won't be carrying it anymore. But if it hadn't been on clearance I wouldn't have bought it anyway- I refuse to spend that much on nail polish EVER. I don't care how pretty it is. That being said, this is my first "higher end" nail polish (highest I ever went before was Sally Hansen, usually I buy NYC kind of stuff)... I can't say that I can really tell the difference. Which just supports my view of not spending a lot of money on this stuff, you know?
Also got a pack of stencils for nail art. That didn't go so well. First couple were fine, but then when I removed the built up polish, the stencil curled up and wouldn't uncurl, and it wouldn't lay flat properly to use it again. Meh. I might return it if I remember to later.
☁ I figured out something on Monday which might explain why I've been crawling up the walls- I've only used three days of vacation time. IT WASN'T EVEN ALL AT ONCE. And I never call out unless I'm dying, so there's been no sick time either. So seriously, the last proper vacation I had was last October. It is now AUGUST. Gee. That might explain a few things. On the upside, this means that having the time available to take off around Thanksgiving when Erin comes to visit is absolutely not going to be a problem. ^_^;
I was planning on taking my birthday off anyway, like I do every year. (Hey. I had to go to school almost every year because of when it falls. Too late for summer vacation EVER, too early to hit a break, snow day, or even a freaking field trip. Now that I have the option, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do on my birthday.) SO... might take a week off or something there. I'm kind of thinking I want to go somewhere, though, even if it's just for a few days (because hotels are expensive, yo). Not somewhere too terribly far, since I don't really want to deal with the plane thing if I can help it. So... maybe NYC or Lake George or Philly. Irish Fest is that weekend, but that's in Ballston Spa now. Eeew. I don't know, I have about a month and a half to think about it and do some research. Figure out if can even swing it, financially. We'll see.
☁ Pye got me thinking about old movies/shows last night. Nostalgia~ So! Here are a few things that I was thinking about!
My Little Pony: Escape from Katrina- This is actually the ONLY thing I remember seeing of MLP as a kid. Kind of strange. I don't remember the OP in the beginning, either.
Serendipity the Pink Dragon- Originally a Japanese anime, which I never realized as a kid. OH MY FREAKING GOD the dubbing is terrible (the surprised!noises Bobby makes when Serendipity hatches out of her egg sound like porn, no lie. I had to turn it off. XD), but... MY CHILDHOOD. I loved this movie as a Little Ver. :D
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp/Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp- Another anime that I didn't know was an anime at the time. More bad dubbing, but I've heard worse.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer- Kind of like MLP, the only thing I remember from this franchise. Once you get past the singing in the beginning, it's actually still amusing to watch.
☁ My hands have been a bit dry the last week or so, which isn't normal for me. I think it's the heat, which finally broke, but it's been SO terribly hot here- pushing 100 (that's 37.8 for you celcius using folks). I know that's not that much for this time of year in some places, but in upstate NY, that's INSANELY HOT. The heat's supposed to come back later this week though, yaaaaaay. -_- At any rate, I grabbed a little tube of cocoa butter, so hopefully that will help. And hopefully I can ignore the fact that the smell of the stuff reminds me of a bad summer job I had right after high school. Whoops.
☁ I seem to have lost my keys. I have my spare set, so it's not like I'm locked out of anything, but it's still not good. When I came home from work yesterday I realized I didn't have them, but I can't find them at work, either. I hope I didn't drop them somewhere, but that's looking more and more likely. UGH. >_<
☁ For anybody that didn't hear, Borders is closing ALL of their stores now. I can't say that it's a surprise at this point, but it DOES suck. I mean... that's half the reason to go to the mall by me- and it's the only bookstore there. So much for my entertainment while Kelly spends ages in Victoria Secret. Boo. On that note, though, I should probably try to get over there tomorrow (*cough* later today *cough*) to see what they have left as far as clearance stuff... may be able to score some deals. If not, well, at least I tried. Might check out jewelry because I'm CONSTANTLY losing earrings or having them fall apart on me. There's also a new store that had some really cool looking dreamcatchers. The only potential problem there is. Um. Reaching them. Because I'm a midget. <_< And I hate hate HATE asking for help for things like that. Meh. We'll see.
☁ Had a song ping me, so I'm writing a little bit again. It sucks, but it's something. Also I finished making up the rest of the 101 in 1001 list that starts on the 30th. Hopefully this time I'll do more of the list. ^_^;;;
( Weight related, cut for those not interested. XD )
( Short this time, I've still been procrastinating finishing it. )
Also, I know it might seem like I'm going out a lot, but that's really just because I don't post that much. XD It's every few weeks, generally. We've gone out twice since Pride weekend. So honestly, not that often. I just don't want people to be worried, you know? I swear I'm not turning into an alcoholic. ^_^;;;
☁ The fan next to my bed died. :( Which means I have to replace it, because I run hot all the time and I can't sleep properly when I'm overheated. Hence me being up at 7am. UGH.
☁ Apparently everyone at work thinks Mary and I are dating, which is funny bordering on hysterical. She's hot, yes, but I would NEVER date her and we both know it. I know her too well- she's a chronic cheater and that's something I'm completely unwilling to put up with in a relationship. Still. Funny. People continue to make up significant others for me out of my friends even in adulthood. XD
☁ There's the most god awful HP fic showing up on my flist (through a comm, not actually someone I'm friends with). The mechanics aren't TOO bad, but the mains are so blindingly OOC that it makes me want to stab things. And yet... I keep reading it as it gets posted. What the hell is wrong with me?
☁ Saw this in a store and thought it was really cool- apparently there are all different versions of it too. The one in the mall was cheaper though. Also, this pendant is totally awesome and I plan on getting one when I get my first biweekly paycheck next week. Especially since one of the stone options is Tiger's Eye. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
☁ More Suikoden stuff:
( Nevermind that there's like... two people that have any interest in this. Oh well. That's what cuts are for. XD )
☁ My 101 in 1001 list ends on the 29th of this month... I've done a little more than a quarter of the list. <_< That's sort of pathetic. So a lot of them are carrying over to the next list, though some are getting dropped altogether. I've got 79 things on the list so far. I have to figure out a bunch of not-obvious stuff to put on this thing...
☁ The wireless on my printer works again after not working for ages. Apparently all I had to do was reinstall it. Yaaaaaaaaaay. <3
☁ It's been some time since I worked on Suikoden II- I needed a break from getting my ass handed to me by Neclord's Abomination monster boss thing, and then life happened- but I picked it up again today. The good news? I BEAT IT. The bad news? Riou and Viktor were the only ones left (barely) alive by the time I pulled it off. :/ I made a new save- I'm half tempted to go back on the other one and try it again, see if I can actually keep everyone alive. But it's probably not worth it. XD
Also, with Suikoden II... anybody know offhand where the hell Jowy is, spoiler-free as possible? Like I said, it's been a while since I've played and I don't remember. I want to say that he was all "I have some stuff to take care of" or something and took off, but I could be wrong considering that I didn't even remember he'd left. :/
☁ I've been tweaking a slow cooker lasagna recipe I found for ages- I've made it three or four times and I've changed it every time. I just made it again today and I can finally say that I'm happy with the result. It's freaking GOOD and not a million calories. The catch? It's not actually lasagna anymore, just lasagna-esque pasta. The lasagna noodles always got mushy and gross in the slow cooker (and no, I wasn't cooking them first), so this time I put in a box of penne instead. ^_^;;; Whatever. YUMMY! <3
☁ Well, that was fun- the toilet got clogged or something and resulted in a ton of water all over the bathroom. Ugh. It's cleaned up now and mostly dry except for a few sections that will be soon. Plus the metal part separating the rug in the hallway from the bathroom wasn't put down properly, so there's water underneath the rug there which is all wet. Not quite sure what to do about that aside from shove a towel under as far as I can, which isn't that far, and leave it alone. But then it'll mold, won't it? ARGH. >_<
On that note, I really have to get collapse and some sleep- I have to wash those towels when I get up. Hooray. -_-
☁ First things first: I've gotten some failed delivery messages in my e-mail for stuff I never sent. I pretty much never send e-mails if I can at all help it. If you happen to get an e-mail from me that doesn't have something in the subject line like "Hey, this is definitely Ver" or something, delete it and PLEASE don't open it. God knows what's in there. I've changed the password on the account and hopefully it'll stop. Worst case scenario, I shut down the account. That's a last resort, though. We'll see what happens over the next few days.
☁ Second things second: the apartment thing. It was two maintenance guys that showed up, who apparently said "much better." I don't know, I was at the library again. So I'm assuming that means that we're good? We'll probably get another letter in a few days with the verdict from the office. The only issue was that they apparently caught it when Kelly was in the shower, and the one guy was INSISTING that OMG they had to get in the bathroom NOW. Um. No. That's creepy. If you want to wait until she's done, that's fine, but you're not going in there while a girl is in the damn shower. Eeew. I guess finally the other guy dragged him off.
In related news, my vague hope of my mother being able to keep the place like this has been tempered with reality- it's been four days and the fridge is already ridiculous again.
☁ Speaking of library, I got my fees taken care of and I have a shiny new card (because even though they're on a library system with 20-some odd others, the one close to me has to be "special", as per usual. Typical of the town I live in. So... I can actually take stuff from the library again! Yay! \o/
☁ I just slept for 14 hours... and I'm still sleepy. Clearly I needed it though. Ugh.
☁ I have a giant zit on my cheek. I still have acne, but this is HUGE. I haven't had one like this since I was a teenager. At least it's going down, albiet a lot slower than I'd like. Mostly it's just embarrassing. I know it was just from stress, but I'm too damn old for this.
☁ The last couple of days have been total "eat everything in sight" days. I probably don't want to get on the scale anytime soon. I might totally break down. It hasn't been quite this bad in a long time. I'm going to have to not eat for a week to make up for it. :/
☁ The verdict? After everything, they're not coming until FRIDAY. *growls* I wanted it done and over with, but no. They couldn't even be bothered to call- Kelly ended up calling and one of the maintenance guys found out for her. They were probably trying to catch us off guard. I swear to God, if they show up when I'm trying to get ready for work, I'm going to pitch a fit. Seriously. NOT FUCKING COOL.
Though really, I got to spend the day at the library, and there are worse ways to spend the day. :D Should do this more often.
☁ A little bit confused at the moment. At the library, I grabbed a box that said it was the first season of Doctor Who (because I keep hearing about it, and what else was I going to do, so what the hell). But apparently it's the 9th doctor, so what the hell? And Stef told me that it's the first season. But I know there are other seasons and other Doctors before that. What the fuck is that about?
Also the girl that plays Rose is freaking adorable. Just saying. The effects are so horrifically bad it's hysterical. I mean, I know it was six years ago, but IT WAS ONLY SIX YEARS AGO. And I should probably figure out where I can watch more, because the second DVD at the library doesn't work. Bastards. Edit: Apparently there's a whole website dedicated to it. Huzzah.
☁ How is it that even when I'm by myself at the library, drama seems to happen? Seriously. Kelly texted me saying that she saw an old friend of the family and he wants to see us and catch up. This is the only guy I've ever had any kind of sexual experience with, which for some ungodly reason I allowed to happen, but it was kinda bordering on non-con. It's complicated. XD And that was the last time I saw him- almost five years ago- and he has since been in prison for rape. BIG SURPRISE. Oh, and did I mention that he's married and has a son that's probably like seven or eight now? Well, okay, I don't know if he's STILL married after everything, but he was married at the time. JFC. I don't want to see him, I don't I don't I don't. But if I -say- that, it'll look weird and I never actually TOLD anybody what happened and GAH. *tears hair out*
WHAT IS MY LIFE, I DON'T EVEN. D:
☁ I totally didn't keep up with the online writing class I'd signed up for, but I saved everything for later and took the final exam (multiple choice on the material- I've always rocked at those :D), since that's due Friday. Got 100% and therefore earned my certificate for it since that's the only thing that counts. Yay. And now I know that online doesn't work for me. ^_^;;; Sad, but at least now there's not a question.
☁ New bras~ I'm actually clearly a little bit over a DDD, but not enough to move up to an F. It's nothing that a little maneuvering can't fix, so I'm not going to worry about it. Buy one get one half, so I got a bluish grey one and a brown one. So at least I have a couple of basic bras that fit. (It's so nice to consider something besides nude and black "basic"!) It's funny, changing back into one of the old ones after trying on the new size really hammered home for me exactly how much it really doesn't fit. It was just all of a sudden "Holy crap, how have I been wearing these all this time?" Also, I actually look more proportional now. I mean, I still have large breasts- obviously- but at least now they match the rest of me better instead of the boobs being pretty much everything you see. If I end up being in this size for a while, I might think about getting one or two more nice ones. We'll see what happens. I'm not spending a ton of money just to change sizes again, you know?
☁ Randomly I'm missing Kingdom Hearts and wanting to play it again. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I can't decide which), my copy is still out on loan. Urgh. I'm also randomly wanting to watch Junjou Romantica again- this is actually doable, since I have it and it's only 24 episodes I think. Probably shouldn't though, I have enough new stuff to watch as it is.
☁ Sadly? This is typical of New York politics- a fucking circus. It's almost as if politicians here aren't happy unless they're making a god damn spectacle of themselves. And people wonder why NY is such a mess? JFC. That being said: yes, he's a jackass, but as long as it doesn't affect his work, I don't see a problem. His personal life is absolutely none of my business. Any indiscretions are between him and his wife, bottom line. (Though seriously, you would think he would've learned from Bill Clinton that it's better to just fess up. Just saying.)
☁ Okay, I need to try to get some sleep- I have a long day of work and then cleaning ahead of me. Oh yeah, and there's going to be some nasty storms too when I'm going into work. Yaaay. Something tells me that the next couple of weeks are going to SUCK.
☁ Finished Shuffle. It ended up being a lot more interesting than I thought it would be at first- better than the run of the mill harem anime, I think. Though it WAS still a harem anime and so there were a lot of unneccessary panty shots and awkward sexual type moments. It did manage to surprise me several times, though, and the girls were actually decently developed, personality wise. ^_^
☁ Stef got me reading Hana Kimi, too. It's interesting- reminds me of Ouran a bit. You definitely have to suspend quite a bit of common sense, but it's cute and fun. I'm on chapter 35 at the moment, so we'll see.
☁ I know I shouldn't be adding more to my currently watching list, but meh. D.Grayman seems to keep coming up a lot recently, and it's something I've been unable to find subbed up until now. But I found it~ I thought Allen's voice sounded familiar, but couldn't quite pin it, so I looked it up. Akira! *hearts* (I suspect that this will just make my brain want to cross D.Grayman with Hikago. *headdesk*)
☁ Ran into a snag with Glyde- there are no listings for GBA, GB, and PSOne games (and who knows what else that I haven't stumbled on yet), so you can't put those on the site. Boo. It's useful for what you CAN put on there, but still. Complete and utter fail.
☁ I found the Myers-Briggs results I'd been looking for when I talked about it before- I =knew= there were a set of other results that I was really impressed with. (For the record, it's here). The analytical thinker in this test makes me an INTP. Which made me laugh because the last one pegged me as an ISTJ. I did say that I get different results all the time. Only the Introverted and the Thinking are constant. ^_^;;; It's just incredibly amusing to me. Frustrating, but amusing. Apparently I'm hard to pin down. Or I secretly have multiple personalities. Yanno, either way. :P
☁ So Old Navy is apparently selling a few Pride shirts. Which is awesome, because they're a major chain and 10% of their profits are going to The Trevor Project. The designs are kind of meh, but whatever. It's the thought that counts, right? But there's a catch. You ready?
They're only carrying them in 26 stores. No, that's not a typo. Twenty-six. That's it. And they're not online, either. I appreciate the gesture, I really do. They're doing something that no other mainstream chain has ever done. That deserves some serious props. But I feel like it's exactly that- a gesture. How many shirts are they really going to sell in those 26 stores? If they're really trying to make a difference, if they're really trying to contribute something positive and get this stuff out into the mainstream where it NEEDS TO BE... this is not the way to do it. A+ for effort and pure balls, Old Navy, but F for execution. You still have time to rethink your strategy before Pride month gets swinging, GO.
(Yes, I know there's been a lot of gay related things lately. With Pride month coming up it's bound to be on my mind. Also the whole marriage thing is getting a lot of press locally, it's something that NY is really trying to pass soon. So, again, on my mind. Apologies if it's annoying anyone.)
☁ It's been GORGEOUS, so it was out and about to do stuff over my days off. I went and got my hair cut yesterday. It's super short, totally love it. Predictably, my family doesn't. Oh well. Then I went downtown today- I wanted to see exactly how long it takes to get from the bus stop to the lakehouse in the park where the 5k registration is supposed to be. Those things are kind of nice to know ahead of time. It was about as long as I'd thought- 20 minutes, give or take a little depending on traffic and whatnot. It was a nice day to hang out in the park. I brought my camera and took a bunch of tulipy pictures. :D
The snag, though, is that because the bus stops are kind of oddball times for me, because they're obviously catering to the students and 9-5 crowd, I ended up staying downtown ALL DAY by myself. Which... yeah, got pretty boring after a while. Oh, and I'd had pretty much no sleep. So that bit was fun. It really wasn't until the end of the day, when I was waiting for the bus, that I really started lagging though. And that's considering I walked all over the place all day, just kind of exploring. I've never spent a significant amount of time down there. It was kind of funny, though- the first person I saw upon getting off the bus was an older guy that was talking to the sidewalk. I couldn't quite pick up what he was saying through my headphones- just as well, really, he seemed angry- but I did catch "Bitch." I almost busted up laughing right then and there, but figured it was probably not a good idea to upset the crazy man. XDDD Oh, Albany. Never change. <3
In other news, I'm sunburned because I forgot sunblock like an idiot, I have blisters on the bottoms of my feet, and I'm totally exhausted- but mostly it was worth it. I think if I do something like that again, I'll chill out in the shade in the park for a lot longer. Though hey, I did get brave and hung out in one of the gay bars for the last hour or so. At that hour there was only a few people there, but still. Before today I could count on one hand the number of bars I'd been to, and two of them were straight ones. And even so much as last year, I never would've had the balls to go in there by myself, almost empty or not. So. Progress.
☁ I did see a few "for rent" signs that could be possibilities financially. It's tempting. It really, really is. Within walking distance to the city park? Yes, please! The problem there would be work, though. With the awkwardness of the bus times, that would just be. Ugh. And Sundays are a total no go unless I worked in the morning. So basically, I would piss off my boss because I'd have to change my entire schedule around. I know I would lose hours in the process- I work the shift I do because I like second shift, yes, but also because that's when they need me. Go where the hours are, yo. And losing hours would be Not Good with the whole paying rent thing and all. So I don't know. I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.
☁ I don't know, I'm just feeling more and more recently like I'm stuck in this box that I can't escape from no matter how hard I flail and try to bust it open. I can't be myself. I'm living with the most manipulative person I've ever known, and every day there's something I've got to defend myself against. I'm constantly on guard and that's just freaking exhausting. Every time I think I've figured out how to open the box, I'm reminded of why I can't. I'm so sick and frustrated of all this I don't even have words... but I've been trying for so long and I'm so tired. I don't know that it's worth it anymore. Maybe I should just deal with the fact that I will be stuck here FOREVER and be done with it. Let's face it, even if I did find an apartment, mommie dearest would probably figure out a way to guilt trip me or manipulate me into staying anyway.
☁ Of course, now I feel like I did absolutely nothing on my days off because I wasn't here. I'm half debating whether I want to go to bed pretty soon, even though it's still pretty early, or to try and push through until 4 or so and maybe get a few things done. I'm so tired though. I'm not sure I could concentrate properly anyway. -_-
☁ Started playing with Google Chrome- okay, I'm still not thrilled that the tabs are right at the top of the screen (it's just... a thing, I guess), but other than that, I really like it. There's an equivalent of LJLogin, for example. Also they have a zillion really cool apps and extensions. Like a Mario crossover game- seriously, how cool is it to go through Super Mario Brothers as freaking Link, Zelda music and all?
☁ LJ changed the navigation bar- love it~
Alright. Going to try to go to sleep, I think. Hopefully I can, being so overtired. It's quite a bit later now than when I started this, so I don't feel totally ridiculous going to bed now. Night all~
1. Ate breakfast and not even five minutes later I was running to the bathroom. :/ I didn't actually throw up, I just really, really thought I was going to. It never completely went away, either- I've been sick to my stomach all freaking day.
2. Got to work and found out that Mike called out (in other words, maybe the stomach thing is a bug that's going around and not a 'my body hates me' related thing like I'd assumed it was, yaaaaaaaaaaaay. -_-), so it was just me and Jeremy. On a truck night. Oh, and it was busy and people were being FUCKING insane. Okay, perfect example: I had a woman that wanted a price adjustment from a few days ago (for a coupon we can't even take, but whatever). She didn't seem to understand anything I said to her and I had to repeat everything I said three times- and even then, some things still didn't seem to sink in. (It was not a language barrier, she spoke perfect English. It was a stupidity barrier.) I did the price adjustment for the two waters on her receipt, having to explain to her what I was doing about four times, she bought her other stuff, and when we were done I put the bottle of water I used for the adjustment to the side so I can take the next customer. Finally. Then she goes, "Can't I take that?" Um, no? We're not going to let you just walk off with shit you haven't paid for. "You already have them at home, right?" "Well yeah, but I wanted another one." "..................you never said that." "Oh. Well, I want another one." GAH! You couldn't have said that, oh I don't know, BEFORE I rang all your other shit up? So yeah. It was that kind of crap all day today.
3. At some point I apparently did something to myself- I went "Ow, my chin kind of hurts," put my finger on it, and... oh look, I'm bleeding. >_< I put a band aid on my chin to deal with it and therefore looked like a total tool for the rest of the day, but I can't be bothered to care.
4. We've had this woman coming in every day for a few days now that drops off ten bazillion things for us to do for photo and totally backs everything up. I ended up staying an hour late dealing with that whole mess. Remember, still don't feel well.
5. I went home and discovered that I left my keys at work. Luckily I've learned from previous airheadedness in regards to that and keep an extra set of keys in my workbag. I grabbed some garbage to go out and went to the grocery store for a few things. I'd finished getting my stuff and was on the way to go pay when I realized I DIDN'T HAVE ANY FUCKING MONEY. My bank card was in my god damned work bag that I dropped off at the house. >_< SO I put the stuff back, walked back home, got money, went back to the store, and got my fucking groceries. I was seriously considering alcohol at that point, but quickly realized that it would probably just make me sicker anyway. Oh, and the cashier that was there is a chatty one, so he yapped at me for fucking ever when I just wanted to get the hell home... but I haven't seen him in a while, so I didn't want to be a total asshole and take off.
The only good thing about today? Osama Bin Laden is finally dead. Yes, I realize that there are going to be people to take his place... but at least he can't hurt anybody anymore. I'm sitting here watching Obama's speech in tears, no lie, and I'm not one that cries easily. It's easy to forget how wonderful a speaker he is until you're confronted with it- this is twice in a few days now, the other one being after they released his birth certificate- again, because apparently the short form wasn't good enough *eyeroll*. The second isn't in the same league, I don't think, and he was CLEARLY angry (I don't blame him one bit for that!), but still, he kept his cool and it was a good speech. Now maybe we can put this incredibly racist birther crap aside (I'm looking at you, Donald Trump, you piece of shit) and move on to other things. As Obama said, "We've got better things to do."
In other news, I wrote some for bg. Not even 100 words of epic terrible, mind, but it's something. (I'm totally going to do day 2 of the meme, just. Not right now. Need sleep. Maybe when I wake up, the day will be not full of epic suck.)
☁ So I saw the apartment on Thursday. It's roughly a 20 minute walk from between there and work, which isn't bad (and hey, built in exercise :D). It's on a nice quiet side street and I would no longer have to cross a major road to get to work every day. The girl seems nice (cute too, but alas, straight). I think it went well- for me- but I tend to be pretty awkward and quiet with people I don't know, so eh. We'll see. ^_^;;; I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high. The apartment itself is small, but cute, and the bedrooms are a decent size. Then again... it could be a CLOSET at this point and I'd be like, "Great! :D" So it not being a closet is a definite plus. There's also a gray and white kitty whose name I can't remember at the moment. Really, the only thing that I didn't like is that the people downstairs in the main part of the house have two dogs. So when you first walk in, that's all you smell- DOG. You don't smell it up in the apartment, though. The bathroom is also super tiny, but I can deal. She's going to keep me updated, so we'll see what happens with that. *sends good vibes to potential roommate~ pick me, pick me~*
On the upside, even if I don't get it, maybe I can use moving as a motivation to CLEAN MY DAMN HOUSE. Needs to be done anyway.
☁ Got another random bunny for blind_go , which is good, but it's worse than the other one, which is BAD. *stabs brain* Either way, it's due in a little over FOUR DAYS, so... I need to write SOMETHING. >_< Dammit.
☁ Hourou Musuko has been licensed in the US! *shock* Never thought THAT would happen. Volume 1 is apparently coming out this summer. The downside? The website has it listed as $25. Seriously, you guys? I get that part of it is because it's in hardcover (why?)... but come on. Release it in paperback like a normal manga. Regular books typically go to hardcover first, yes- but with typical books, we're not going to be buying volume after volume after volume. YOU DON'T NEED TO HIKE THE GOD DAMN PRICE UP BEYOND ALL REASON.
☁ Had a weird guy hit on me at work the other day. O_o I've never understood why some men think it's okay to do that. I AM AT WORK. Not only that, but they're hitting on someone that can't tell them to buzz off. If I turn this guy down, he could call corporate, make something up, and I could lose my job. So no, I don't feel comfortable saying no. My company doesn't support its own policies when a customer complains (I have a coworker that was burned by this. He followed company policy, the customer called and bitched, corporate then acted as if he did something wrong and he got in trouble for it), you really think they're going to back me up on something like this? Pfffft.
It wasn't ZOMG THE MOST TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE EVER obviously, but it was damn uncomfortable and I just don't get why some people feel the need to do that. O_o Not interested. GO AWAY.
☁ Between borrowing money from savings and not paying it back and just not putting money into savings every week, I've managed to owe $593.50 to my savings account. >_< Yes, it's to myself and not really that important, but it IS. Especially if I get this apartment, because I'm going to have to spend some of that for stuff. A bed, for example. I'm not moving my current one anywhere but the garbage heap. Possibly a TV. It would be AWESOME if I could scrounge together a kind of scrapbooking station, but that may have to wait a bit. It's something I'm intending on doing at some point regardless- I desperately need ONE place to put all that stuff so it won't get lost or damaged. And then maybe I can actually SCRAPBOOK once in a while. That would be nice.
I need to make brownies for the help_japan thing, because I know me and if I don't go to the post office tomorrow, I won't go until next week. I should probably do laundry because I'm in the middle of setting up an appointment to see this apartment for either tomorrow or Thursday (probably Thursday at this point), and while I have stuff that's wearable clean, I don't have anything that's out of the dryer clean. If that makes any sense to anybody but me.
Also, what does one WEAR for something like this? Like... do I go casual, jeans and a t-shirt (probably this one), or try to impress by dressing up a bit more? Taking into consideration that I'm going to have to walk there. It's not AGES, but it's over a mile, and it's supposed to be icky both days. So things like high heels are not going to happen regardless. I feel like casual would be more the way to go, because normal me is t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers... and this is someone who will likely see me in my pajamas if it all works out. But I don't want to give off a bad impression either. GAH. I'm probably thinking about this too much, but I -really- want this freaking apartment and I would totally kick myself if I blew my shot at it because of something I was wearing. >_<
Plus I'm supposed to be writing. And I should probably sit down and do that homework assignment, especially since I've been avoiding it a little bit because when I first looked at it, I went O_o and promptly decided I was totally going to fail at this.
Aaaaaand it's after 5am. Why is it after 5am?
☁ Been re-reading some old Harry/Draco fic. Hell, I missed these two. <3 It's totally not helping me write blind_go , though. Pffft. I've also been DL-ing a lot of PoT doujin lately. XDDD
☁ Also fandom related: people have been posting to the kink meme, which is hysterical since it's three years old. I generally still get posts on it every once in a while, but the sudden interest is amusing. :P
☁ And speaking of Harry Potter, couple of annoyances about the new release of Deathly Hallows Part 1. The first is that Walmart had an exclusive on the special edition DVD. Really, WB? I know the studios are trying to push the Bluray, but honestly. I don't have a Bluray player. I have no intention of purchasing one- if I'm going to spend the money, I might as well save a bit more and buy a PS3 so I can play games on the damn thing. STOP TRYING TO SHOVE THE FUCKING BLURAY DOWN MY THROAT.
The other thing that pissed me off was actually in the deleted scenes. Now... when I saw DH1 in the theater, I was incredibly disappointed that it didn't have the scene with Harry and Dudley when the Dursley's were leaving. It was a big moment for the both of them. But guess what? It was in the special features. What the ever loving hell. I think it's WORSE, knowing that they filmed it and decided that it WASN'T IMPORTANT, as opposed to not shooting it (there could've been a number of reasons why they didn't end up shooting it, after all). Seriously. What the fuck, WB.
☁ WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH RANDOM PEOPLE INSTANT MESSAGING ME LATELY? It's getting ridiculous.
☁ Dear Mother Nature: We had about 50 thousand feet of snow this winter- I promise you, the ground doesn't need anymore water for a while. Possibly the entire summer. You don't need to rain all freaking week. No love, Ver
☁ Class started today. So as part of my first assignment, I'm supposed to be reading at least one book about writing and/or creativity. I have a bunch on my laptop that I have yet to read (in addition to one or two physical ones whose whereabouts are currently unknown), so I decided to look through. Just on the lappy, I have enough that I could read two books a week for almost the entire length of the course. O_o And only three of the 20 are grammar centered. *headdesk* Although on the other hand, it's as good of an excuse as any to get some of those under my belt?
The other part of the assignment is to get a "writer's journal", which isn't a problem because I have a zillion empty notebooks. Unofficial assignments through the course include writing for 10 minutes a day NO MATTER WHAT and to spend at least an hour a week doing something creative besides writing (I'm thinking scrapbooking/playing in photoshop. :D)
( Possibly triggery/TMI, who knows. Cut just in case. )
☁ LJ: FAIL. I know it's not their fault, really, but that doesn't make the recent issues any less ANNOYING AS HELL. I guess it really makes you realize how much time you spend on a site when it's down, though. I've been kind of left going, "Er, now what?" a lot of the time since this whole thing started. XD Oh, and is it just me that's still having problems? LJ still won't load half the time. :/
☁ Totally getting sick, I can feel it in the back of my nose and throat. I know I'm due for it, but. DO NOT WANT!
☁ I got my replacement mastercard in the mail today. Yaaaay. Though I still have yet to get a bill from March. I don't know whether that's something I should be worrying about yet. <_<
☁ My workplace has decided to change weekly paychecks into biweekly paychecks over the summer. Which, quite honestly, BLOWS. They're giving us all this bullshit about how it doesn't affect how much money we get... yeah, actually, it does. Bigger paychecks mean that more money gets taken out in taxes. So effectively, it affects us like a paycut. This in addition to the fact that insurance is going up again this year. Thanks, guys. Really. Not to mention that the first week without a paycheck is going to hit hard financially- especially since the way they have it planned, we'll only get paid for a partial week. Do they not realize that when they pay their employees like shit, said employees can't afford to last two weeks on half a week's pay? Apparently not. Bastards.
☁ Because EVERYONE IRL seems to be doing this to me lately: Why is it that people don't get that if I have headphones on, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN CONVERSATION? Seriously, how hard is that to figure out? I am clearly listening to music/ watching something/ avoiding talking to you. Unless there's some kind of emergency, go away. Jeez.
☁ Apparently brand for Greek yogurt matters? I didn't know that until I ended up trying a new one when the store didn't have what I usually get. Oh. My. Freaking. GOD. Apparently, Stonyfield > Yoplait > Chobani, at least to me. I don't know if it's the organic thing or what, but that shit is AWESOME. Especially since Yoplait recently changed theirs, so it's not as good as it was. Biggest problem is that it's also expensive- $2 for a small container. Ugh. Figures.
Also food related- note to self, the cheese pizza lean pockets aren't bad. Hmm.
☁ It occurred to me today that I didn't have a playlist for smutting- just something generic to help with the writing process. Huh. Lish wanted me to post it (and there's a few suggestions from her on here too), so here you go. Just remember that some of these are random. And actually, there's a couple I don't even like but acquired somehow. XD Also, I haven't used this yet. So. I make no claims as to how well this helps. If anybody happens to have any other suggestions, let me know. :D
( This is totally longer than I thought it would be. XD )
- I can haz gift fic~ The prompt actually came from a conversation we'd had about how friendship would just sneak up on Akira and Hikaru- all of a sudden Waya would make a comment about them being friends or something, and Hikaru would be all "Wait, what?" So yeah. Secret friends fic. <3
- Some drama with LJ randomly deciding it didn't like my credit card anymore (boo), but it's all better now. Yay.
- God, I really need to start walking again. The small amount of endurance I'd built up is completely SHOT now. Before, I'd started running a little bit on the way to work- not a lot, but a little. I tried that today, and god, I made it about five seconds before my body started doing that "Hey, you'd better stop, moron" warning thing. And my legs ACHED for the rest of my walk to work. Ugh. That's just pathetic, especially if I'm going to be even WALKING a 5k next month.
(Oops, gotta go, I'll see you guys later.)
-I saw a listing for an apartment share on craiglist that looked like it might be promising, depending on certain factors, so I e-mailed the poster with some questions. Hopefully this will work out- keep your fingers crossed, guys! :D
-Holy shit, I'm just under five minutes into Kuroshitsuji II and oh my god, I'm already not sure if I can watch this. ;~; I think that's a RECORD.
Also, this season is a lot more subtexty, isn't it? The first is a bit, but I always had the impression that Ciel was more asexual than anything. Alois, however... man. Shota is so not my thing.
-Baked my first thing that was a flop. Cupcakes again, but this time I tried putting a piece of cookies and cream candy in the middle of the cupcakes... eew. Though I'll admit that cookies and cream isn't generally a flavor I'm particularly fond of to begin with. I'm still going to bring them into work anyway- as I've said before, SOMEBODY will eat the damn things regardless. On the upside, I won't be tempted to eat them. ^_^;;;
-The holiday card post should be up soon, I'm just... trying to figure out what the hell I'm doing with that. I may have to just give up on creativity this time around and just send cards. :(
-Still haven't sent that message back, still procrastinating. Urgh. It's not like I don't know WHY I'm procrastinating... I'm afraid. Point blank. She's probably lost interest by now, meh.
-I read an article today about how a breast cancer survivor who'd had a mastectomy was forced to show the TSA person her prosthetic. Seriously, TSA? That's DISGUSTING. There's stories of them messing with medical equipment, too. This on top of the new screenings... yeah, suddenly I'm glad I rarely fly. Jeez. If the choice comes down to either getting molested or having an x-ray picture taken of me that shows WAY too much detail for comfort... I honestly don't know what I'd say, aside from "O_O MEEP!" It's absolutely humiliating. And while I've never had a problem with Obama before, I take issue with him going "Yeah, it's necessary, deal with it." When he doesn't have to. He'd probably feel differently if he had to watch his wife or one of his daughters put through that, hmm?
I don't know what the answer is here, but this is definitely going too far. This is humiliating people on the million to one chance that they have a bomb in their underwear or something. We've given up entirely too many freedoms already, this is just... the icing on the cake, really. I shouldn't have to be forced to let a stranger get to third base just to get on a fucking plane. The new system is BEGGING for abuse, and it's already happening and it hasn't even been a full month yet I don't think. There's a line between being reasonably cautious and being unreasonably paranoid, and I don't think there's any question now that they're well over the line. Fear is taking over now. This isn't good.
-My mother has apparently decided that she's not talking to me, which is pretty much the most hysterical thing ever, because it means that she thinks that this show of extreme immaturity is actually some kind of punishment for whatever horrible offense I've supposedly committed this time. She doesn't get that this is what I -want-. I want her to leave me the hell alone. But whatever, I'll take the amusement while she's offering it. Probably won't last long.
-Messed up with SW. Again. Never actually responded to the post like I was supposed to, and then I've been completely and utterly inactive. Meh. I know this is probably going to sound horrible, but with work being what it's been lately, and the holidays coming up so it's going to be all that much worse... I can't really bring myself to care all that much at the moment. I'm too freaking exhausted to care. So it's probably a good thing. Maybe I'll think about it again after the holidays, but as I said before, I also have to consider that this will be twice now that I've left, and apping the same character three times at the SAME GAME is a little ridiculous. :/
-I've been playing a lot of Sims 3 the last couple of days. I had the Sim lifespan set pretty short, and I realized quite unpleasantly that this is nowhere near enough time to do everything I would like to do... and this is just with Sim!Ver, that's not even including the actual, yanno, story kinds of things in my head. So I've set aging off for now. I at least want to get Ver's lifetime aspiration done with- she's an Investigator, and she needs to solve 35 cases. I think I'm on... 21 or 22? Case stuff isn't difficult, it's really just time consuming. A lot of running around. Most of it is kind of dumb, so I honestly don't think I'll be doing that particular career path again. I mean, okay, most jobs have you staring at a building while your Sim is at work, but still. A lot of the cases are like... stolen garden gnomes and stuff, and Ver is a level 9 investigator. Seriously. I WISH I WAS KIDDING. I want to play with the travel things more, too. At least get a level 1 Visa, dammit. XD We'll see, though, I'm not using the money cheat like I normally do (and that's really the only cheat I use, unless I need something specific). Need to move her out of the current house, though, first. The house she's in is more like a closet. XD Aaaaaaaand now that I've bored everyone to tears with Sims crap... I should probably get going, it's after 6am, and there's work later. *sighs forever*
Everybody seems to be doing maintenance tonight. LJ is 4-6am, and Spark went at 11pm and will apparently be going till 7am. I should probably use the time to try to catch up on watching some things (or, you know, writing an e-mail *nervous cough*), but we'll see. I'm kind of tired, may go to bed early.
Part of the reason I'm tired is that I seem to be sleeping like crap lately, but the other reason is that I had to work on Tuesday, which is normally a day off for me. I don't mind doing it to an extent- it's not like I'm picking up an extra shift this week so a coworker can screw around or anything, my immediate supervisor's father is dying so of course we shuffled things around so Scott could be with him- it just kind of sucks. Especially since I could sleep as late as I wanted today and of course I woke up before I normally do. Without an alarm clock. And couldn't get back to sleep. ARGH.
Sims 3 did a bunch of updates the last time I played- one of them being that when creating female Sims, you can change the size of the Sim's breasts. This amuses me to no end. I've already made a Ver-Sim with a chest size that actually reflects reality... it remains to be seen whether this is a good thing or not. I wonder if other Sims respond, positively or negatively, to breast size? I haven't seen anything so far either way, but I'll admit I haven't played with it much either. Hmm.
I keep thinking there was other stuff to say, but this has been sitting here for over 45 minutes now. Probably time to just post the stupid thing. XD
( Cut to save your flists from my ranting~ )
☁Regarding LJ's recent fail: FAIL, LJ. COMPLETE FAIL. This kind of goes without saying, and I don't think anybody would actually be dumb enough to do this, but if anybody does the facebook/twitter link thing to anything on my journal- public or locked- you'll find yourself off my friendslist. Yes, I have a few LJ people on Facebook, but overall, these circles are separate FOR A REASON- just like I don't have my LJ linked to my facebook for a reason. I complain about people on my facebook here WAAAAY too much to want them to actually know about my LJ, okay?
☁FFXIII- Kait talked me through Odin and so I'm unstuck, at... Palompolum now. Am hating Hope a little less. Kind of wanted him to kill Snow. Need to play that more. :/
☁Work driving me crazy. I really, really need a vacation. So badly it hurts. Doesn't help that I've been totally exhausted lately, I'm getting over a cold, so... yeah. Fun stuff. Of course, that's also why I haven't really written lately... ^_^;;;
☁Have glasses. They're less rectangular looking than I remember them being, which is good. It's also totally possible that I just wasn't SEEING them correctly originally. XD Either way, they're not bad, and I have some sunglass clippies for them, which is awesome. Especially since when the sun sets at work, the light is directly in my face. People look at me weird for having sunglasses on for that little bit, but hey, I'm rocking it. :P
☁Still doing the maintaining thing weight-wise, but I've been snacking way too much lately even when I'm already full. I'm trying to curb this- I bought a shiny new electric toothbrush today, and when I feel I'm done eating for the day, I'm going to brush my teeth and hopefully that will keep me from running to get a snack every five minutes because my teeth are nice and *~clean~*. It's been working for a good 3 hours now, so... ^_^
☁Plane tickets are purchased- I'll definitely be going to Texas in October~ I even bought a new bathing suit for the occasion. The good news is that it's a 12-14 and it FITS! \o/ The bad news is that it doesn't fit my boobs. Not even close. D: So... I'll keep it and maybe it'll fit next year. Right? :D In the meantime... I guess I need to find another suit. I'm hoping I can find the one I had before so I can at least see if that still fits, but so far it's not turning up.
.......and clearly I need to go to bed if I'm misspelling words like "occasion". *stares at self*
Basically, I'm vegging out. Scale says I haven't gained any weight, but I feel like I have. Still eating whatever the hell I want at the moment. Eventually that will pass, I'm sure, but right now I just don't have the motivation to actually DO anything about it right now.
☁ A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker that I hate started bitching at me for something I didn't do... and I kind of snapped. Not super bad- I have that old Irish temper, TRUST ME it could've been a whole lot worse- but still, it wasn't pretty. The manager that was on said he'd never seen me so angry and proceeded to send me home because I clearly needed the day. Oh, and did I mention that when I actually left, I'd been there a whole 15 minutes? It was not even 5 when June started in on me, and I spent almost 10 in the back trying to calm down enough to be able to go up front and not punch her in the face. Yeah. That has to be some kind of record. The week after, I got as much of an apology as I'm ever going to get from her, so everything seems okay there. I never got in trouble either. ^_^;;;
☁ Had an eye appointment just over a month ago and they still haven't called me about my glasses. Maybe I should go over there tomorrow. Getting a little bit anxious about that. I GIVE YOU MONEY AND YOU GIVE ME SHINY NEW GLASSES, THAT'S HOW IT WORKS. Eh. Either they're not done or somebody dropped the ball and they forgot to call me. :/
☁ I'm probably going to need a new cell phone in the next year (pffft, there are pieces coming off, it's only a matter of time). As much as spending the money doesn't thrill me... a new phone would be cool. I'm of two different thoughts here, though. I now have the opportunity to get a cheap, simple phone, return to the "put $20 on it every three months" thing, and just... save a lot of money there. I don't need the full keyboard or the expensive stuff anymore. Plus it's blue. :3 On the other hand, they have this Rumor Touch one that looks really cool. XDDD Thing is, it's $130, a slider-type phone and I hate those, and half of the features require a data plan. I'm not addicted enough to facebook to PAY to use it. The main thing that appeals to me, though, besides the touch screen, is that you can actually put mp3's on it. Plus it has a mini-SD slot. So for me what it comes down to is that I'd be paying $130 for a glorified mp3 player. XDDD Eh, not worth it.
☁ Also I found out rather unpleasantly last night that I'm apparently incapable of just sitting and watching a movie now. I -still- find myself stopping it all the time to do other things. Guh. It took me five hours to watch the Percy Jackson movie last night. Well, in all fairness about four to four and a half, really, because I had my mother talking at me for FOREVER in the middle of it.
Alright, enough of that.
2. I am an idiot. *sigh* So... I've felt like I needed to get drunk for a while now. Just to... I don't know. Forget and act stupid for a while. (Yes, guys, I know drinking doesn't solve any problems and all that. I very rarely drink, partially because if I have even one, I feel like shit the next day. So you don't have to worry about me becoming an alcoholic or something, I promise it's not going to happen.) So I went and bought alcohol yesterday and proceeded to get absolutely wasted. To the point of actually being sick, which has never happened to me before and I really don't want to do it again. Highly unpleasant, especially with no warning. Didn't help my stomach any that the only thing I'd had to eat was Chinese food, either. :/ So yeah, REALLY going to try to not repeat that particular experience.
I think really, that just comes down to not stopping. Like usually when I get drunk, I stop drinking. But last night... I had my reasons and the whole thing was just epically bad timing all around, so I felt the need to continue. And at some point I must've hit my limit and been too freaking drunk to realize it. Lovely.
On the upside, while I do feel like crap, it's not any worse than normal after drinking from what I can tell. Surprising. Of course, we'll see once I actually really get moving and go to work and everything. REALLY should've done this Tuesday night for so many reasons...
Hindsight is 20/20, I guess. Dammit.
Obviously, since I'm on my way back to the States, I already went to go see Aki. It was fun. :D I slept way too much, but hey. It's a vacation. We also took a trip to Toronto which we left entirely too late for, so we didn't get to do some of the stuff we'd intended to do. Whoops. Also saw two movies over the course of the trip: The Lovely Bones first (kind of confusing in parts, mostly depressing, not a bad movie but then I haven't read the book), and then Leap Year (so predictable I could've told you a lot of the lines before they were said, but amusing enough and not bad for a chick flick).
It started off being a disaster, though. The bus trip up went fine, but my destination was a University campus... which would've been fine except the driver dropped everyone off at the completely wrong part of campus and I had no idea where I was. Oh, and there was no payphone. Cue Ver wandering around campus for 45 minutes looking for Aki or a cab or a payphone or SOMETHING, and by then it was almost 2am. Finally I did find a phone and got myself to Aki's place, but it was a fairly traumatic experience. Note to self, next time... have a campus map.
Also the new Greyhound buses are pretty nice and there is WiFi and electrical outlets. SCORE! Speaking of internet and things, I've decided that if bringing the laptop is going to be standard practice when I do these trips, I'm going to HAVE to get a netbook. It's too much of a pain in the ass to lug this around. it doesn't seem that heavy but it is when traveling with it, plus the size makes it awkward to put in my carryon.
This trip was the first time I actually didn't lose money on the exchange- it ended up just about even. O_o I didn't get a chance to change the rest of it back to USD, but that's okay- not like I won't be going back. I'm thinking of it this way... it's money toward my trip fund that I can't spend. :D I haven't counted, but I think it's around 300-400... probably a bit less than half of what I went up there with. I didn't spend a lot this time. I did, however, get a cute bento box and some cool looking chopsticks plus a case for those. And I got an R4 for my DS which is the most awesome thing EVER.
I should probably finish this up, since I have to take some time putting my laptop away and we'll be going through customs in a bit. I'll see you guys later!