verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
It's been a while again since I've written, so I figured I'd check in and let those of you who don't follow me in other places know that yes, I'm still alive. See? Alive. :D So what's been happening? A lot of work, a lot of procrastination. I spent the morning sorting out the (admittedly, all over the place) fantasy section of my e-book folder instead of trying to write a story that's due Tuesday. You know, the normal. Oops. XD I also don't have internet at home right now, which complicates matters. This got really ridiculously long, mostly because of the school sections, so I'm just going to section the school stuff off for you guys by cuts. Which I don't normally bother with, but, well... you'll see. XD

☁ 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 )
verloren1983: (Cute)
The first week of school is finished! So what do I think?

Statistics- The teacher seems nice enough, but she's WAY too enthusiastic for 9am. Also... math is generally my weakest subject, but this is math with lots of charts and graphs and common-sense explanations. My kind of math! I think this might be okay, actually. :D
Multicultural Lit- Interesting so far, which isn't a surprise, though I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of white guilt in here. XD It's the same guy I took Gender and Lit with last semester, so the upside is that I know him already and therefore feel more comfortable speaking up in class than I normally would be at this point in the semester. So that's good.
Weight Management- Okay, so I know that this is unfair, but I'd assumed that the guy teaching this would be your typical asshole meathead jock, I'm not going to lie. However, so far he seems like a nice and laid back guy. Also, he said that the book (which was, by the way, $110 and it was a packet of printed paper that needed a binder, no kidding) was optional, so I was able to return that. So that's the good news. The bad news? Two things- one, I -barely- squeak in on time because I have to haul my fat ass all the way across campus. Which doesn't thrill me and could be a problem if statistics runs late or there's ice on the sidewalks or something. Two... apparently the level of mortification for this class is going to be higher than anticipated. He's going to be measuring body fat percentage twice in the semester, for one. ;~; I'm really half tempted, when we get there, to be like... okay, we both know it's through the roof, so can we skip this part? XD So yeah. This is not going to be fun.
Creative Writing- I think I'm more nervous about this now than I was initially. The prof seems nice enough, at least... but when she was going through roll call the first day, she stared at me for a second and went, "I know you." I've never been in a class of hers, so I was like, bzuh? Then after a few seconds she said, "yeah, you won an award for writing, right? I think I gave it to you." *facepalm* Which I didn't remember because I was so petrified, which I more or less told her. XD So there are probably Expectations and I'm supposed to be brilliant all the time or something. Oh, and did I mention that she's the fucking head of the English department? NO PRESSURE OR ANYTHING. *sob* On the other hand, if I impress her.... that could REALLY work in my favor. *wibbles*
American History- Prof seems like a nice older gentleman. There's already some pluses and minuses to this one, though. Minus- the bookstore was giving everyone the wrong freaking book, so I had to go find it on Amazon. Remember that $100 I got back from the Weight Management book? Um. Yeah. About that. <_< Plus I'd had to order a novel for Multicultural Lit also, so. No refund for me. BUT I think I mentioned before that books were fairly cheap this time, considering, so that's not a TERRIBLE downside or anything. It could've been a lot worse. Downside number two is that a guy I had Western Civ with who drove me UP THE WALL is also in this class. (Seriously, this guy does not shut up. I think I have "OMG SHUT UP" scribbled in the margins of my Western Civ notebook several times. XD) So. The upsides. The class covers up through the end of Reconstruction, so it hits most of the stuff in US History that I'm interested in, minus some stuff obviously. Upside number two- while there's a paper, it's not a traditional paper. He wants us to do some research about a place, go there, and write about it. Yeah, I'm serious. Now... I missed being able to go to Salem around Halloween last year because when I went to go buy tickets, they were sold out. This year, Kelly and I were already hellbent on going. HOW CONVENIENT. :3 Paper on the Salem Witch Trials? FUCKING WIN. Also what works in my favor is that the day they're putting tickets on sale is my light day- I don't have any classes till 11. So basically, I plan on getting to school at 8 and staring at Student Activities until they take my money. XD Oh oh oh, and the sale is also my birthday, so CLEARLY this was meant to be. \o/ (In the event that this doesn't work out for some currently unforeseen reason, I can always go to the state museum, which I actually pass on my way home from school and is free. But I figure since I plan on going to Salem ANYWAY... might as well use it, right? >D )

verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
Internet is back- turns out that there were technical issues on the ISP's end- so I really have no excuse, I just haven't done the meme. I can't really say I'm surprised, though. Whoops. XD Anyway, here's the rest! (Luckily they're all pretty short)

28. What are you looking forward to?
Right now, today? Cooler/less humid weather. XD

29. Where have you traveled?
Uh, not very many places. I grew up in upstate New York, and live in the same general area now. I've been to further north in New York, Massachusetts, Indiana (not that I remember much of it, I was a kid), lived in a couple of different places in Wisconsin for a year, and Toronto area. That's it. XD

30. What's in your makeup bag?
...what makeup bag? I do have makeup that I never wear, it's in a bin on my desk. It includes foundation in various forms, lipgloss/lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara, and there might even be a blush in there I think. I dunno, every once in a while I'll try something, thinking it might be the one thing I don't hate, and it never is. Especially with foundation. Yeesh, that stuff sucks.

31. Why do you blog?
For my own sanity, mostly. In part it's to communicate with my friends, but really, I'd be doing this even if no one read what I put in this thing, and I can honestly say it wouldn't really change that much. I've written in a journal in some form or other since I was about 10, so. It's a cathartic thing for me, really, not to mention a record of things that happen that I can sort through when I need them, which is handy.

And we're DONE! Oh man, this is the first time I've finished one of these memes. I failed at doing it every day, but I've finished it nonetheless. Yay~!

verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
-Work has been eating me alive, so I haven't really had the energy to write. Last week was HELL- this week seems to be a -little- better, at least, I'm just hoping it continues that way. Last week I ended up putting in overtime. This week the drama is that we're apparently not getting shipments from the outlab that we're supposed to- but that outlab is telling the customers that we have the orders when we don't. And it's not just one day's shipment, this is three different customers with three different orders on three different days. Different WEEKS, even. Isn't that fun, they're starting on the Christmas bullshit early. JOY.

-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*

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 01:31 am
verloren1983: (Chi)
Okay, yes, I really should've written before now. I'm lazy, what can I say. I got back from Texas just fine, no problems there minus Newark changing the departure gate five times in addition to a three hour delay. Not fun, but not a huge thing either. I was also able to FINALLY change the rest of what I had in Canadian back to USD at the Houston airport. Got raped on the charges, but still ended up with almost $380. Really, it's just worth it to me to have money I can USE, you know?

☁The vacation was fun- swimming in October is SO surreal, though. My sister dragged us all over hell- beach, aquarium, park, museum, food, a street with a whole bunch of touristy shops, and there was even a last minute Nickelback concert which was awesome, by the way. I'm working on getting pictures pulled together and stuff, so hopefully those should be coming soon (as soon as Kelly retrieves her camera from her boyfriend's where she left it, that is). Probably no Nickelback pics because we were just too far away, though. Oh well. It was still a good time. When Erin was at work, her friend Ian spent time with us... talking and playing with the Wii, especially being SUPER GOOD at Mario (*cough*). Found out I apparently have pretty decent aim on Link's Crossbow Training even though I suck hardcore at first person shooters (and this is actually fun, wee!). Some pretty cool stuff and I got lots of nice goodies, but it was also good to veg out for the rest of my vacation after we got back. Just... a lot of running around everywhere. Including a day where the rain chased us all day and we had to change clothes about four times. Fuuuun. Also had the most disgusting Chinese food of my entire LIFE... note to self, never get Chinese there again. EVER.

☁Not much else going on here. As much as I was out in the sun, I don't have a tan. I'm a teeny bit darker on my forearms, but that's it. *sigh* That's the problem with being as white as I am- I have two color options. Blinding white and lobster red. At least I didn't burn. XDDD I went back to work today too, which, predictably, sucked. I also got roped into switching a shift on Sunday that means waking up at 7am. UGH. In writing news, I have a couple of songs pinging me so hard for fic it's not even funny. I'm trying to decide whether I actually want to write them or not. :/

☁There's also this character I've been thinking about a lot and unintentionally developing. She started out as a genderswapped version of a character, and she's kind of... turning into an actual OC. O_o Because I totally need another neglected OC muse in my head. Pfft.

☁Stef and I are constantly talking about places we MEAN to go, but never actually do it. Example: We've been talking about taking a trip to New York City for YEARS. The most recent thing was Montreal this past summer. However, Stef apparently has it in her head that we're going to Boston for a few days in May, and that we're actually DOING it this time. *coughcough* I won't hold my breath, I don't think. Still... I've never been to Boston. So if we do go, it should be interesting. It appeals to the history geek in me. :3 We'll see what happens.

☁Wouldn't mention this except it's a total "We need to write this on a calendar!" type moment. My mother actually made a positive comment about my hair. THAT WASN'T BACKHANDED. O_O I've been coloring my hair a dark auburn color lately. I still haven't totally decided whether I like the red or not, but that's a whole other thing... my mom told me today that the color looks nice on me. *dies of shock* I think she still hates how short it is, but hell, I'll take it.

☁Because it amuses me... a snippet of conversation from the other day, when we were discussing Dragon Age. Specifically, Alistair, who it seems the general girlgaming population has a thing for. Which I kind of get, but... eh. *shrugs*

Ver: Alistair is totally the fun older brother type to me.
Fei: Yeah but Ver you are like the gayest person
Ashe: lmaaaooo truefax

...am I that obvious? <_<

☁Oh, somewhat related, I totally forgot- I think I got hit on by a cashier in Galveston... a female one. O_o She called me beautiful twice in the time it took her to ring me up for one item (tampons, embarrassingly enough, GOD). Unfortunately I didn't manage to do anything about it besides blush a lot and look around to try to figure out who she was talking to. XD

Texas~

Monday, October 11th, 2010 08:27 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Hi guys! Everything went fine with the trip including the security part (and hey, now I know that lappy gets its own bin XD), which was less painful than I was expecting. The checked bag showed up on the baggage claim and everything. \o/ I don't expect to be on the computer a lot, partially because of being here on vacation, and partially because they don't have wireless. Boo.

So basically we got here and Erin took Kelly and I to the mall that's in Houston, walked around a bit, went to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch (disappointing)... then it was an hour drive back to her place, which I slept through. We then went to the beach, which was cool even though we didn't go swimming. I totally picked up seashells like a dork. XD Got some good pictures of her dog even though he's apparently impossible to get a good one of. :P Uh... then we went grocery shopping, watched a little tv, and I proceeded to sleep for 10 hours. Which doesn't surprise me in the slightest- I got about 5 hours of sleep on Friday and no sleep on Saturday because the flight was so god damned early, so... yeah, I slept on the plane, but I kept getting woken up. The flight attendant would come and ask if we wanted whatever, and Kelly would poke at me and ask. It's like... does it LOOK like I want anything? I'm sleeping. Go away. XD Unfortunately, this means I got up at 8am... hopefully that doesn't fuck up my schedule for the whole week, because that would kind of suck. I'm still tired, so I'm half considering going back to sleep for a little while, to be totally honest.

Anyway, I'm here, wanted to let you guys know. Probably won't be around much this week, but that's not any different from normal, so you won't really notice a difference. :P

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Sunday, September 5th, 2010 04:00 am
verloren1983: (Cute Sleeping Phoenix)
...holy crap, didn't I post anything before this? Oh, right, I lost it after lappy decided to overheat. Bah.>_< So let's run through some stuff, yeah?

☁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*

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 12:40 am
verloren1983: (All About Me)
It's been a while again. Hmpf. As it is, I'm sitting on the bus going from Toronto to Syracuse and don't really have a lot to do at the moment, so I figured I'd try to do some sort of update.

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!

Day 1

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 01:34 pm
verloren1983: (*Blush*)
First of all, happy new year! I hope everyone had a good holiday. I worked, but you know, what else is new. ^_^;;;

Guh, I'm so scatterbrained right now. Partially because I'm sleepy as hell (thinking about going back to sleep for a half hour or something after this, probably won't though), partially because I realized last night that I suddenly have TWO WEEKS before I go to see Aki, so my brain is very helpfully running through all the stuff I need to be doing. Constantly. This may make work today a little more difficult than usual. Oh, and I did get my passport and the tickets and stuff in, so all is well there. The only thing is.... two weeks, adskjljdskla. I thought I had more tiiiiiime, somehow. >_<

Finally, a meme that I totally lifted from Jet. It will hopefully spur me to do the "post to LJ every day for a month" thing on my 101 list- especially since lately it's been so long between updates. ^_^;;;

The List )

Day 01 | Your favorite song:
....waaaaaaaay too many. I love music. Right now I have "Honestly" by Cartel stuck in my head though, so we'll have to count that I guess.
verloren1983: (Cousins)
☁First and foremost, Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it. :D I will be at work, so you guys have Christmas dinner for me, kay? ^_^

☁Of course, the day after I wrote the last entry? Snow. And then it snowed again. So we're cured of the whole "December and no snow!" thing, unfortunately.

☁Work is hell. I fucking hate my job this time of year. That's all I'm going to say about that or else I'll go on forever. Which... has really been my policy recently, actually. XDDD Although I've gotten $15 in tips in the last week, which is... a lot, considering I never get tips in my job. O_o

☁When I went to go send out those snowflake cookies, LJ had just pulled them- of course- so pretend I sent you one, okay? XD Also, thanks to Cousin for sending me one. <333 Icon just for you!

☁Finished [livejournal.com profile] fifthmus  by some miracle. The day before it was due, even! Though I didn't send it out until the day of, simply because I had to do the "inflict it on someone else to see if it requires burning" thing. I'm still not so sure about this one. XD We shall see how that goes. On the upside, it's the first piece I've written in quite some time. On the downside... well, it's the first piece I've written in quite some time. *shifty eyes*

☁Trying to get my emulator to work so I can play Suikoden II. It worked beautifully in XP, but now.... the sound in the opening is choppy, but I can deal with that except it won't let me DO anything. The  keyboard won't work. My USB controller won't work even with new drivers installed. So I have no way to PLAY the damn thing. And yes, I tried downloading new drivers and stuff, still no go.

Some days, I really, really hate Vista.

☁Got the passport put in last week. Thank god. I had to get it expedited, which I already knew, and the picture sucks but it's as good as it's going to get, so whatever. Point being that I should have that in a couple of weeks. Yay! *cheers*

☁Speaking of which, I just figured out that as long as I don't do anything stupid (hahahaha), I should go up to see Aki at the end of next month with a decent amount of money. This is a good thing, considering I thought I'd be going  with less than half that. And that's even considering the bus ticket and a few purchases I have to make that's coming out of my trip fund *cough*Christmas*cough*.

☁Watching Eden of the East... I'm on episode 7 and it's really interesting so far. I'm very curious to see what happens. :D The art style is... different from what I'm used to watching, but not really in a bad way, just... different. It's only 11 episodes, though, so it's a quickie. Makes me feel a little stupid for not watching it before- Aki recced it to me a while ago, and I put it off. Sure enough, it's right up my alley. Ehehehe. ^_^;;;

☁Was finally able to finish watching Chi's New Home, too. The end was corny as hell, but still adorable, and I'm clearly a sap.

Aaaaaand I've gone on long enough. ^_^;;; Everyone be safe! <3

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Friday, May 30th, 2008 12:06 pm
verloren1983: (One Person A Day)
Quickie post: I'm home, alive and well, though absolutely exhausted. A certain foursome near me wouldn't let me sleep because of their volume, so I got maybe 1 hour of sleep, and I've been up since 10am yesterday. ^_^;;;;

The bus back was relatively uneventful. My mp3 player died before I even hit Toronto (i.e., about an hour into my 12 hour bus ride- because I'm clearly an idiot and forgot to charge it), which totally sucked. Line from hell at customs- the bus had been PACKED- so even though I breezed through with no problems (sometimes it's good being American ^_^), it still took over an hour to go through the whole process. Mostly the line. The actual custom part was maybe 5 minutes. XD

However, when I got service back on my phone I discovered that I had some 15 odd voice mails. Apparently, no one actually listens to me when I talk, so they thought I was supposed to be in yesterday after I told everyone what was going on. In some cases repeatedly. *sigh* My mother is an idiot.

At any rate. I need to go to bed for a while. And then shower. *nodnod* And then apparently I'm supposed to be hanging out with people? XD Anyway, I'll see you guys later~

Another Boring Entry

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 11:55 am
verloren1983: (Sigh)
Heading home tonight. *sigh* I don't wanna, though I'm sure Akichan's quite ready to be rid of me by now. XD And it figures- Akichan's cat has been shadowing me ever since I got up. He didn't do it my whole trip, and now today all of a sudden he's right there. Guh.

That means I need to shower and pack. And I need to call my mom later to remind her that she needs to pick me up at the bus station tomorrow morning. And when Akichan comes home we've got to trek to the mall so I can change my money back. I didn't end up using the $200 that I borrowed from the money I gave to mom, so I can just give her that. I'm probably going to keep $40 or something in Canadian though- because every time I come here, I never have any money for the first couple of days until I can exchange my money. That way? Next time I'm here, I'll be okay for the first few days, and won't have to lean on Akichan so much.

Right. Packing. Or something. I'll be back online sometime tomorrow ^_^. My bus comes in around 9am, my mom will be there about 10am... and then I'll need sleep and everything,  but then I should be on after that. Then I can actually catch up on my flist and finish reading blind_go and comment on those fics. And maybe writing? Or editing of bg stuff? Meh, probably not, though. That requires more brain power than I'll be capable of pulling up at that point. XD

Mmm, yeah, okay, need to get off the computer and pack. I don't think it'll take that long, honestly, especially since I have a bit less than 4 hours until Akichan gets home, and even then after that it's another good 4 hours before I have to be at the station... but I'd rather just have it done and over with, you know? And that way I can do my double-triple checks afterward with time to spare. ^_^;;;;;;;

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 04:02 pm
verloren1983: (All About Me)
God, I'm so behind on my flist it's not even funny. >_< I just... haven't really been on the computer all that much, to be honest, and there was Anime North over the weekend, so... yeah.

Anime North was fun. I spent entirely too much money, really, but it was less than I'd allowed for, so I guess that's fine. Now... as long as they let me bring back my smutty doujin and manga, I'll be all set. ^_^;;;; I also got a super cute Fruits Basket bag, some Pocky, posters, and a small Ed plushie. <3 Unfortunately, I didn't find anything Hikaru no Go with the exception of some doujin. Meh. And I totally forgot to look for Prince of Tennis, Phoenix Wright, and Kingdom Hearts. FAIL. Honestly? Most of what I ended up with was FMA, which doesn't really surprise me. That's probably the most common out of my fandoms. ^_^ Besides, I figure that I can order stuff online for Hikago, if I really felt the need to.

I'm really trying not to think about the fact that I have to leave in two days. Where did all the time go? And I really, really don't want to have to go back to work on Saturday. Can I just... not go? XD ...yeah, didn't think so. XDDD

I honestly don't know how much I'm going to be on the computer before I leave- but at the very least, when I get back I'll be able to catch up on my flist and everything. For right now, I need to get in the shower and then figure out something to eat, now that it's 4pm. Meh.

In the meantime, so this entry isn't completely boring and pointless... here you go. Akichan and I went to go see the AMV contest- at least part of it anyway- and my favorite out of the ones we saw ended up winning "Best of Show." ^_^ Come on, you know you want to: Ouran High School Never Ends~

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 03:12 am
verloren1983: (Akira Bliss)
Just a quick note before I go to sleep- I'm here, made the trip to Akichan's safely and everything. Arrived at 8:45am (UGH). ^_^ So no worries about that.

Didn't do much of anything today, which was fine. I didn't sleep much on the bus, so... napped, and showered, and then sat on the couch and watched tv. I can deal with that. XD

Anyway... yeah, bed. I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm alive and everything. I'll see you later! <3

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 08:14 am
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
I'm going to go back to bed soon, but I figured I'd make this post anyway. XD

I had the most random error when I logged back onto the computer just now. Something about an error with my IP address? *shrugs* It let me on the internet, so I guess that's all that matters. Woot. XD

God, I'm glad I have today off, even though I could've technically worked the morning shift instead and still be alright as far as getting to my bus. I have SOOOOOOO much to do. Like... all of my packing, and of course the double and triple checking of the packing. I still need to finish going through my music for my mp3 player (and then prune the list, because it's well over the 1gb limit XD), and put important docs and stuff on my flash drive, and charge all of the electronic gadgets I'm bringing... I'm forgetting stuff there. Oh well. At least I did laundry yesterday. That's one major thing off my list.

Today also happens to be my older sister's birthday, so I'm going to hang out with Erin for a while. Neither of us have any money (^_^;;;;;), so we can't go anywhere, but you know, whatever. XD We'll just hang out and do... something at the house. This cuts down on my packing time, but as I hardly ever see her, I think it's worth it. <3

I keep neurotically checking the Homeland Security website just to make sure that I still don't need a passport to go to/from Canada. I don't, at least not yet, and there's nothing on the site about them changing that for land travel. Woot. And as long as the exchange rate stays about where it is until I can change my money to Canadian, I'll be all set. I keep neurotically checking that too. XD At this point, I'd really only lose a buck or so, like 5 tops based on the rate in the last few days. Of course... after I exchange it, the American dollar is free to drop as much as it wants. XD

...hrm. My tummy seems not very happy for some reason. Nerves, probably. God I hate traveling by bus. XD

It's been a half hour, I think I'm going to go back to bed. I may or may not post again before I leave. If not, bye guys~! I'll let you know I got up there okay! *hugs*

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Sunday, May 11th, 2008 12:40 pm
verloren1983: (Biology)
Happy Mother's Day to the moms on my flist! <3

I don't know what Mom's doing when she's home, but she needs to stop it, because the ethernet cable for my computer keeps getting loose enough on her end that my internet doesn't work. -_- Which is a pain in the ass, let me tell you. And it's only when she's home, so I know it's something SHE'S doing. Guh.

My prepaid phone was fantastic when I wasn't really using it that much. I'd put $20 on it every three months just to keep it active and I'd be golden. Now, however... it's costing me a lot of freaking money. I don't even want to know how much, quite honestly. I haven't been keeping track. So... after my vacation, I'm probably going to end up getting a monthly plan. I can get 1300 minutes total (which should be plenty, I still don't talk on it THAT much) plus unlimited texting for about $50. It sounds like a lot, at least to me, but I'm positive I'll be saving money that way. Plus I don't need to switch carriers or get a new phone or anything. ^_^

Last night at work can be summed up in two words: complete hell. It was busier than fuck, we had no extra staff even though it was the freaking day before MOTHER'S DAY, people were being bitchy, the digital machines were being pissy, I had to mix chemicals when I never actually got trained on mixing chemicals (so the machine might've been contaminated this morning, who knows), I never got a break AND I got out almost an hour late... plus I got my period yesterday and was having hellish cramps, so was in a lot of pain all day and couldn't leave early. *sigh* And it's probably going to be the same thing all over again tonight minus the cramps. Shoot me?

Those bras I ordered came in. And... wow. The 'cute as I can get in my size' one is cute (<3), and two others I didn't bother trying on because I have that exact type of bra in a different color, but one? Wow. I like... have a waist. Sort of. The only bad part is that it makes my boobs go "Hey, look at ME!" And... you know, at my size, I most definitely don't need to be doing that. XD They garner enough attention without that. XDDD But. You know. WAIST. <3 And that bra will look amazing with this one top I have. It will be the closest I can get to being attractive. Like, ever. XD

I should probably start trying to pack in the next couple of days. Guh. That's probably number 3 in most hated parts about traveling, packing. Two is the actual travel part. One.. is leaving the place you traveled to.

Guh. It's 1:30 1:45 now. I need to get something to eat and hop in the shower. I don't wanna.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 04:35 am
verloren1983: (Bad Girl)
1. Didn't end up going to the mall yesterday, because Mom kept holding me up on purpose. Ended up going with her today- got my hair cut (it's all short and cute ^_^), got little bottles of body spray and shower gel at Bath and Body Works for my trip (less space taken up in my suitcase=good, and I spent less than $10~), and... er... possibly went into Hot Topic and got a Death Note t-shirt? XD Which has L and Light and the CHAIN and GUH. And it was 20 bucks, so you know... <_< My mother thinks I'm insane, but whatever. XD

The thing that really killed me? The cashier was like, "oh, come back with your receipt next week, if you buy any Death Note merchandise you get a free ticket to the movie." I wanted to CRY, you guys. XD Because that's so freaking cool and I CAN'T GO. T_T

2. Had an interesting conversation with my sister last night.
Me: I do not need to spend $80 on bras.
Kelly: You do not need to spend $80 on bras.
Me: But it's FOUR of them.
Kelly: *pause* You need to spend $80 on bras.

Considering that I normally spend $40 for ONE? Ummm yeah. After tax and shipping (which, by the way, OUCH. They killed me on shipping), it still ended up being $25 per bra. Which is still a good deal, because again, normally $40. I can't get cheap bras. T_T (I can't get cute ones either, but never mind. Apparently if you've got big boobs you're not allowed to have cute underthings. I hate this policy. About as much as I hate the 'short people are not allowed to be fat' policy, but that's a whole other issue. XDDD) Obviously, being good before my trip has officially gone to hell- but I had Akichan's permission? XD She told me to do it, and she's always the one telling me to NOT spend money, when I ignore her anyway. XD

3. Greyhound is a pain in the ass and has apparently changed their carryon policy. You can have ONE carryon, in addition to one piece of checked baggage. Because they're bastards. So... instead of taking the two duffel bags this time, I might as well take one duffel and my suitcase, because regardless of what I have to check the damn thing anyway. At least that way I'll have more room.

4. Tried the CSI game I bought, finally. It's pretty cool. Some of the controls are a bit weird, though, and it's a little too easy, but it's cool.

5. Icon meme stolen from [profile] ellipsesbandit, because memes are fun.

Go to my userpics and find:
1. One icon that makes you automatically think of me.
2. One icon that you think I should TOTALLY use more often.
3. One icon that you don't get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why the hell I have it.
4. Comment using an icon of yours that you LOVE, and tell me why you picked THAT one too.



...I really need to get to bed if I think I'm going to get up early and do laundry. Guh. So I think I'm done boring you guys now. XDDD Night!

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 12:54 pm
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
I woke up a half an hour later than I intended to and so am doing laundry later than I'd like. It's still okay, I'll still make it to work on time, it just cuts it kind of close and makes things more stressful than they really need to be, you know?

My [info]blind_go fic needs a rewrite. -_- I hadn't quite finished it yet, so at least there's that, I just... don't like how it went. Plus there's the challenge to myself to contend with, if I find I have time to do it before deadline. Hmm.

I have new jammies. ^_^ Spent entirely too much money, but as Stef and I both said... it's basic, essential stuff. Pajamas and underwear and socks. Which I get... maybe twice a year? Although I probably didn't have to go quite so nuts about the pj's, but whatever. XD Aside from that and a haircut which I have yet to get, I'm saving, and I have a $14 coupon for work that I can use for trip things (snacks, maybe, and shampoo, and all that basic stuff)... so yeah. I honestly don't feel too badly about that. And I definitely needed the stuff before I went on my trip.

Maybe I'll go get a haircut next week. Then again, I've been saying that... well, for a while now. XD We'll see what happens.

My MP3 player picks the worst times to die, honestly. Ugh. >_<

Once again, I feel like there was something I wanted to say, but can't remember it now. Guh. In any event... I need to write. And put my clothes in the dryer in a few minutes, I think. And breakfast, and putting lunch together for work. ^_^;;;;; Better get going, huh?

**EDIT** Okay, seven minutes. Whoops. Also, I'm apparently covered in mosquito bites somehow, which is highly unpleasant.

SCORE

Sunday, April 27th, 2008 08:59 am
verloren1983: (Dancing (Hikaru No Go))
I'm going back to bed in a few minutes, but I just had to post this: people who did direct deposit on their tax returns (read: ME ^_^) will get their Stimulus checks by the end of May. Kelly told me it was on the news, and I went to go look it up- sure enough, here it is right from the horses' mouth. According to this, the money will be in my bank account by May 9. Which means, for those not keeping track, that I can give my mother this for her car and THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF BITCHING. *cheers* Oh man, I'm so glad now that I did the direct deposit, honestly. Otherwise it would've been... the end of June before they even sent out the check. This way? I'll have the money to her before her registration runs out, and will prevent war in my house. It still sucks to lose the money- I could seriously use that as a cushion for my trip- but it will keep the peace, and I won't miss it if I don't have it in the first place, so there you go. I never thought I'd have reason to actually thank the current administration, but seriously, THANK YOU. This is a lifesaver, honestly. <333

Oh, I found my debit card and my ID. I had left them at work, because I'm clearly a moron. ^_^;;;;;;;;;

I purchased the bus ticket today, which should be arriving in the mail in the next few weeks. So now I just need to be GOOD and not spend any more money than necessary to maximize the amount I'll be able to bring with me on my trip. Do I want to spend all of it? No, of course not. But as it is, I'll need a good chunk JUST for Anime North- hotel and tickets and whatnot. I'll just have to save up as much as I can before I go... and be as careful as possible while I'm up there. Nothing overly stupid either before the trip or while I'm there. XD

I've also lost three of the six pounds I gained when I started eating like crap again, so I'm back at my official "starting weight". Hopefully it'll just be downhill from here. ^_^

Work was better last night. Mary was bitchy all day to me again, but didn't actually say anything to me- however, I just kept talking to her like normal, and by the end of the night she seemed okay with me again. Whatever. The thing is, to me? I can't stand her as a coworker, honestly, however... I still have to work with her, you know? So I figure that I just need to try to get along with everybody as much as I can. I guess it's a good thing that I can get along with just about anybody, even if it's just on the surface and I actually hate their guts.

....and now that I've been screwing around and it's almost 10am, I really need to go back to bed. XD Night all!

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