verloren1983: (Kitty Ahhhh!)
(Library!Ver is a go :D   for the December posting meme- [personal profile] hostilecrayon )

WORST RETAIL EXPERIENCE(S) - GO.
JFC, Lish, I hate you. XD I've tried very hard to wipe as much of that as I could out of my memory. I could probably point to my entire retail career for this question, really. As a retail person working on the floor, I was generally the lowest man on the totem pole, so to speak, so I basically got treated like shit all the time. And I worked that retail job for just shy of ten years. And I'm supposed to be able to pick and choose the worst out of that? Pffft.

If I'm going to cheat, I'd say that this video pretty much covers the overall experience. XD

Alright, well, I can try I guess. Among the worst ones were when people acted as if I was stupid and/or made uncomplimentary remarks about me personally. Like the woman who insisted her total was wrong and I was trying to double check by putting everything into the calculator- but she kept yelling random numbers at me, and then when I understandably screwed up what I was punching in because of the unrelated numbers she was spouting at me, she started telling me how stupid I was. Which of course didn't help matters. Or the guy that asked if I'd had gastric bypass. Also it was equally lovely when I was made to feel physically threatened, which did happen. I remember this one guy especially that kept hitting on me and wouldn't leave me alone. He was making me REALLY uncomfortable, but I didn't feel like I could tell him to fuck off (because the company never EVER supported its employees in anything, so I probably would've gotten blamed even though I was the one being harassed). I kept praying that nobody would need help on the floor so I could stay behind the counter and he wouldn't be able to touch me. That was the one time I was actually nervous going home after I got out, because I was afraid he would be waiting for me. :/ (he wasn't, thankfully) It was FABULOUS when you did what you were told to by a manager and then got in trouble for it later. Um... there was the lady that I'll call "Blinky" (fairly obvious, she blinked a lot) who would come in multiple times a day. She was an absolute TERROR- hated everyone, had complained about everyone working there at least once, always had to bitch about something. If we were all so terrible, I really have no idea why she kept coming in, but whatever. One night, I'd had a really bad day and she came in. I was trying to check something for her, but she wouldn't actually give me half a second to do it- she started bitching and just kept harping and harping and harping at me until I finally snapped at her. She complained about me later and I got in trouble, even though management knew that this lady was consistently a problem, and I'd never snapped at this woman in the many years I'd dealt with her. YEARS I'd put up with that crap. NOBODY IS THAT PATIENT, GOD.

And that's just the customers. Co-workers could be just as bad or worse, depending. There were several people that thought that they were too good to ring register, wouldn't give me any help at all and threw a hissy fit anytime I so much as needed a bathroom break. There was the guy that called me a faggot in front of pretty much everybody and no one said a single word. (I later ended up getting drunk with him at a party and he was much nicer to me after that. Go figure. XD) A lot of backstabbing and gossiping and childish behavior.

Retail, man. I think everyone should be required to work a retail job for at least a solid year, so they can understand just what retail entails and how much shit people put you through (and hopefully make people more understanding)... but I really wouldn't wish more than a year on anybody. While I did get a few things out of it and I met some awesome people, it really is a terrible job. Depending on your crew, of course. If you have an awesome crew, it's considerably less terrible. But still. XD I will point to the video again here. I can't even BEGIN to explain how much truth there is in that.

(Oh yeah, if you have a question/topic/whatever for me, the original post is here!)


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: (fma: to new adventures!)
23. Your dream job
Uh, I would settle for something I didn't completely hate and paid a decent amount, to be totally honest. I would LOVE to be able to write for a living in some capacity. I would also like to be able to wear jeans and sneakers to work, though the chances of that are even less than somebody paying me to write. XD Something like video game journalism is right up my alley (research/review side, not so much on the interview and talking to people in person side), but that's SUPER hard to break into. I don't know, maybe something like getting involved in social media would be more realistic, like the people that post as the company to Facebook and stuff? I have no idea, I just want to be able to pay my freaking bills and not have to sweat money all the time, okay? Preferably doing something that doesn't make me fantasize about a ginormous meteor hitting the Earth and killing EVERYTHING. That's my dream. XD

More random )

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 11:08 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Apparently "soon-ish" means a month later. Whoops. ^_^;

Blah blah blah )

verloren1983: (*Blush*)
First things first- yes, I'm still alive, in case anyone was wondering. I kept meaning to post and I just... didn't. And then I was sick for about a week (still fighting the tail end of it, but at least I can breathe now) and basically lost that entire week. So! Another long collection of random updates and things that have amused me lately, in no particular order. Ready?

☁ (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.


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Monday, December 26th, 2011 07:02 am
verloren1983: (AkiHika Snow Cuddle)
First things first- late, I know, but...



Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Merry Yule, Happy birth of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whatever floats your boat. :D

☁ Scott, my immediate supervisor at work, always gets us chocolate for Christmas- one of those assorted mixes that you actually only eat a couple out of, but that's not the point- so Mary and I decided to get him something this year. It's only fair, after all, and he's had a rough year. I'm sure he's glad to see 2011 go- both of his parents passed (separately) AND he's getting a divorce. Anyway. We made him a card and gave him a $25 Barnes and Noble card, since we know he loves to read. I thought he was going to cry. ;~; It was pretty cool though, have to say. I love giving presents. :D

☁ Needless to say, I worked for Christmas, but it wasn't TOO bad overall. I'd stayed up WAY too late reading a longfic though, so I was working on like... three hours sleep. Whoops. ^_^;;; I crashed when I got home, but I need to go back to bed soon to avoid a repeat performance. Woke up, microwaved some Christmas dinner I'd gotten previously (ham steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and I made some rolls the night before.). There's even still a whole plate full for tomorrow, plus a slice of pecan pie that I decided was in my best interest to not eat. :D As far as other holiday plans go, I will meet up with Stef at some point and we will exchange gift cards. I also got her a mini pillow pet in the bumblebee version. (Her nickname in junior high was Bee, so it's a little inside joke thing. Plus, how freaking cute is this thing, seriously? I'm half considering getting a different animal for myself. SO ADORABLE.). Kelly and I are planning on doing a "sister day" sometime soon, which is in lieu of presents, depending on when we can coordinate our schedules. I'm not sure what we're doing exactly, aside from  DEFINITELY seeing the new Sherlock Holmes movie, but eh. :P

☁ Speaking of fic, I've been reminded of a holiday bunny
that I keep avoiding. Someone should probably tell me to not write it. XD

Mario nails- HOW COOL IS THAT? :D :D :D

Okay, I just got hit with "ZOMG NEED SLEEP NAO", so I'm going to call it a night. Later, all! \o
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
☁ Alright, guys, last call for holiday cards. Not sure they're going to arrive on time as it is. If you want one, the post is... two or three back I think, I'm too lazy to find it right now. XD

☁ Left work early last night- around 7:30 as opposed to the usual 10. The cramp gods were apparently displeased with me or something. I was in A LOT of pain. x_x Still uncomfortable actually, but not anywhere NEAR as bad. The boss may or may not be pissed, but I pretty much never leave early, so he can bite me.

Okay, so if anybody has a hotmail account- I got a phishing scam the other day. It's pretty obvious, I could tell ON MY PHONE that it was a scam and that's bare bones, but I figured I'd pass it on, since it's apparently making the rounds. Always good to be aware of these things. ^_^

Finished No. 6 finally. It wasn't ZOMGTERRIBLE- I've definitely seen worse- but it was too rushed and pretty much fell apart at the end. It felt like it was trying to do too much in too little time, and so it didn't properly explain anything. Including some O_o inducing Shion OOC in episode 10. A serious WTF. I don't know, it was more disappointing than rageface for me. It could have been a really good series had they not squished it into 11 episodes and actually done something with all of those balls they were juggling. They let far too many drop.

☁ Rented Larry Crowne from redbox. Reaction: Meh. I mean, Tom Hanks is a fantastic actor, but this was all over the place. It was like the movie couldn't decide what it wanted to do and so it did a little bit of everything... and not well. It's not a BAD movie, just a mediocre one. Worth the $1.20 rent, in any case. Probably would've been pissed had I gone to the theater.

☁ I've been posting  few things a day ish on AO3, because I've been trying spread it out so I'm not obnoxious. Well... I took a look at the main Hikago page. Guess who's responsible for most of what's on there? -_-;;; Whoops. Guess I'm still being annoying despite my best intentions, at least in Hikago fandom. Though I guess at least I'm not flooding the recent submissions page. 

I got Catherine in the mail from Gamefly yesterday. It's an exercise in extreme frustration. I HATE THIS GAME WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND SUNS. I would rather go back to Persona 4, and that's freaking saying something. Seriously, it's a block moving puzzle with some plot mixed in between. Note that I'm not terribly good at that sort of thing. It doesn't help that right from the getgo, they're pretty condescending- going "Great, you survived!" and "Don't die!" Seriously, game? I know I'm not supposed to die, though that doesn't keep me from doing it. THANKS FOR THE TIP. *rage* This probably pisses me off way more than it should, but eh. I put up with this for about three hours before finally giving up, and that's MORE than enough. Kind of interesting, though: I -knew- I knew a couple of the voice actors, so I looked it up- Vincent, the main character, is also Yuri in Tales of Vesperia and Snowe in FF XIII. The "mysterious voice" in the confessional is a busy one- Yosuke in Persona 4, Kyle in Suikoden V, Timothy in Time Hollow, and Luke/Asch in Tales of the Abyss. Phew! Might look for a playthrough on Youtube or something. The plot seems somewhat interesting, I just wish the block pushing thing wasn't the center of the game. PASS.

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Saturday, November 26th, 2011 03:50 pm
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
I have a few minutes to kill, so I might as well post this entry that's been sitting in notepad for three days, right? XD

I really need to post more often so this doesn't happen... )

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 03:45 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
☁ You know those moments where you can kind of imagine your head exploding? Yeah. I actually =felt= my brain explode Monday. Well, not literally, obviously, but I felt SOMETHING happen in my head. That's... not good, is it? O_o (Basically, the cause was a severe WTF moment with a coworker. I was seriously like, "Uh... what just happened? O_O")

☁ Faith in humanity- somewhat restored. THANK GOD. I'd say that maybe the defeat in Mississippi will make these idiots rethink this whole "Personhood" thing, but.... my faith in humanity isn't THAT restored. XD

☁ Kinda scary how I hear myself in this video. Not the whole thing, mind. But the part where she's talking about coping mechanisms, and the people that totally shut down? Yeeeeeah. I have actually SAID the phrase she uses. That being said, I don't think it's a coping mechanism for the fear of loneliness. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a coping mechanism. But it's more as a way of avoiding pain in the first place. She does mention that, but I think the connection to the fear of loneliness is misplaced. Fear is part of it, sure, but that's a fear of rejection, not loneliness. Though maybe that's just me.

☁ Okay, BN, really? =SIX= separate shipments for eleven items is "as few as possible?" Especially when three of those shipments have one or two books? WTF? I really don't get how these companies work sometimes.

☁ It's strange how sometimes you can have a strong reaction to some inanimate object you've never seen before. I saw this journal in the mall the other day and it just... pulled at me. I don't even KNOW. All of a sudden I was just trying really hard not to cry (how embarrassing would THAT have been, jeez), and GUH. Butterflies have an instant association in my head with my grandmother, as she used to call me Butterfly. I don't know whether it's that she's been on my mind subconsciously or what, that made me react the way I did, but... needless to say, I purchased the journal. (Luckily it wasn't that expensive- it's actually cheaper in Hallmark than it is on Amazon, go figure.) I've decided that I'm going to use it as a "school journal" when I go back. Appropriate, in a way. ^_^



verloren1983: (Sigh)
☁ October 20th is Spirit Day- wear purple! I have to work (of course *eyeroll*), so I'll just be sporting nail polish and possibly earrings if I can find them. STILL COUNTS.

☁ Persona 4: The BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. The first thing that annoys me is that they have a building traits system that reminds me a lot of those harem games where you build particular stats to fuck a particular girl at the end. They even have the same kind of "day passing" system where you have to pick and choose what skills/relationships you want to enhance, at the cost of everything else. I don't like it in those kinds of games and I really don't like it here. The second thing that annoys me is that I was trying the game for Naoto, who I'd seen enough of in two different RP's to be interested in her character. Naoto, apparently, doesn't show up for quite a while, which is extremely disappointing. But I could've lived with all of that if it weren't for what happened to me last night. Seriously, I got a bit over 7 hours in and then discovered that I was totally fucked and would have to start over. Really, game? I would've totally RAGEQUIT (and believe me, I was FURIOUS) if it wasn't the principle of the thing. I went through again and saved Yukiko's sorry ass, so now I will happily send back the game and be glad to get rid of it. (Also I think I'm going to need a new PS2 controller soonish. The one I have keeps alternating between not working at all and going fucking berserk. You might guess that this didn't exactly help with my frustration levels, to put it mildly. XDDD)

Verdict? I'll watch the anime instead, thankyouverymuch. I enjoy the characters- Yosuke is my favorite so far (though the weird thing? His persona totally reminds me of this guy from Monsters Inc. Don't ask. I think it's the eyes? <_< ), and Kou and Daisuke are so hilariously gay for each other it's extremely entertaining. As are Chie and Yukiko. It's the gameplay that's driving me insane. I may regain interest once the anime is done, though. Who knows.

☁ I love being able to renew library books online. <3 Especially when I kind of forgot about them and got an email today going, "Uh, yeah, you know your books are due in two days, right?" XD Whoops. I could finish them in two days, no problem, the thing would be actually dragging my ass to the library before work. So... note to self. Finish those books this week so you can bring them back on Tuesday.

☁ Talked to Mr. Bossman about Thanksgiving week- I pretty much had to sell my soul just to get the weekend after Thanksgiving off, even though I'm allowed that vacation time. He also acted like I didn't even say anything about Thanksgiving, conveniently forgetting the fact that I work every god damn holiday for him. Oh, yeah, and he was trying to make me feel guilty for it the whole time. Sometimes Kerry is cool, but other times he can be a real asshole. Still have no idea what I'm going to do about the other three or so days of vacation time I'll have left. Damn. If I knew he was going to pull that shit, I would've taken it earlier. Maybe I should just not take it and let them pay me for the leftovers after New Years? Well, at any rate, I have the weekend after Thanksgiving off. At the cost of forfeiting random days off with probably no warning. Yaaaay.

☁ The Good: Worked on my room. Still needs some work, but it's loads better. I really have no idea how it gets looking like that. O_o
The Bad: I realized today that I have no idea where my phone is. Aaaand of course I can't call it because the stupid thing would be dead by now. (And yes, I tried anyway.) >_< I'm REALLY SUPER HOPING it's at work. Because if not... uh... I don't know. I guess we'll see.

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Sunday, October 16th, 2011 02:47 pm
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
☁ Kirby's Epic Yarn- Really adorable platformer. It's actually almost too cutesy- it really has a "kid's game" feel. Playing it a while, I think it's definitely meant to be kid friendly, both in aesthetics and gameplay. There were times it was a little too much. Despite that, though, it's actually more challenging than I thought it would be. It's not HARD, by any stretch, at least the bit of it that I played... but it does throw some situations at you that make you go "hmmmm." It does have auto-save, which I generally dislike, but since it saves every time you complete a level, I can't really complain. That's more than I would save left to my own devices anyway. This one's definitely going in the "get at some point" pile. That being said: it's apparently a very short game (I played it for a few hours and was a roughly halfway), so I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this. Wait until the price comes down more. Just saying.

Next: Persona 4! :D (Which I'm really trying just for Naoto. XD)

☁ Spent my Amazon gift card. What kills me- I was determinedly not going to get books, because I have the Barnes and Noble gift cards... what did I get? Books. XDDD I did grab a movie and a game (Better Than Chocolate and Okami), but the rest? Yeah. <_< Three volumes of manga, a scholarly book on fandom recced by Lish, and my FAVORITE choose your own adventure book from when I was a kid. ^_^;;; (Though in my defense, BN didn't have four out of five) I only ended up spending $6.72 out of pocket, which is awesome. The only thing that's annoying, though, is that it's three different sellers, so three different shipments. Meh. Plus at some point I should get the box and booklet for Okamiden from Gamefly. Plus Persona 4. So uh. The post office is going to hate me for a little while. ^_^;;; At least I didn't do the BN stuff too?

☁ Had a weird conversation with a coworker the other day. I was talking to her about the school thing (I figure the more people I talk to about it, the higher the likelihood I'll actually do it so I don't look like an idiot), and she'd asked what I'd be going for. That led to talking about how where my interests lie... English, history, psychology, philosophy, gender/queer/women's studies... yeah. "You want fries with that?" And then I was kinda thinking about it, and I was like, "I was always good at Chem though. My teacher told me I kept busting the curve." "You could be a pharmacist!" "......I'm trying to get OUT of here, not go to school just to come back. O_o" "No, you could work in a lab. YOU COULD CURE CANCER!"  Oh, Amy. XDDDD

verloren1983: (Kitty Ahhhh!)
☁ Update: Everything's fine, never even lost power, though the lights at work blinked ominously all night. Could've been a whole lot worse. Looks like the power lines might not hold. LOTS of flooding- seriously, there are RIDICULOUS pictures on facebook right now. Where I am seems relatively alright (I'm right between major flooded areas, I think), considering, though we'll be able to see the damage better tomorrow. Also I do know someone who lost everything, which totally blows, though at least she, her partner, and their animals are fine. That's the important thing.

☁ Also, the general stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me. They didn't want ANYBODY going out unless it was an emergency, because of mass flooding, yeah? (Of course, "work" is an emergency, according to the company. Pffft.) ALL DAY I rang out people for candy. No lie. Candy, toys, random stupid shit. I'm like... REALLY? If I didn't have to be out, I would've been at home with a book. If it was a prescription that you ZOMG HAD TO HAVE TODAY, then yeah, I can see that, but otherwise? Lack of Snickers doesn't really constitute as an emergency.  What the fuck. GO HOME. And then they would complain about how all these roads were closed. *headdesk* Gee, maybe that's a hint that you should GO THE FUCK HOME? We're kinda in a hurricane right now. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

☁ I got called old today. ;~; A (note: middle aged, aka old enough to know better) guy said to me, "You've been here a long time. You're a *insert my company name* senior." *wail* I'm 27 years old, you bastard! Though Henry, the other guy that was working tonight, at least waited until the guy left before he started laughing. I think we both went *JAW DROP* at the time when the guy said it. XDDD He's lucky I was in too much shock to say anything in the moment, because I might've hit him or started crying or something equally dramatic. It's like, dude, I know that's not what you MEANT, but that's what it SOUNDED like. Think about what you're saying before you call a 20-something a senior citizen, alright? >_< It's bad enough that society tells you that once a woman hits 30, her life is OVER (that goes double if you're gay). No need to add to that. Kthnxbye.

☁ My mother still doesn't understand the concept that if we are both friends with a person on Facebook, I see said person's feeds just like she does. Like she will read to me all this shit my aunt puts up, word for word, and I'm like... I know. I saw it already. I really didn't need to hear it twice with an extra dose of you making it sound like I don't know anything. It drives me crazy. CUT IT OUT.

☁ Aaaaaaaand there was a house centipede in the tub when I took a shower this afternoon. :(

</cranky>
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
☁ Hikago peeps: Favor? Can we get some other topics going on the support thread? Please? ANYTHING. It's really super awkward right now and I think it might be preventing other people from posting anything. It is sad making. :(

☁ I put in for vacation time next month- a whole week and a half. Happy birthday to ME! It will be delicious. :3 I haven't really figured out what I'm going to DO for a week and a half, but that's part of the appeal, isn't it? WHATEVER I WANT. :D

☁ This whole favoritism game a couple of people are playing is getting really old really fast. Let's put it this way- if a guy that barely works has noticed, it's a problem. Henry got elected to cover register for a few minutes so I could do my photo stuff at the end of the night. We were both kind of "Bzuh?" about it because he was not the only person available, and little miss perfect wasn't doing anything. Henry was like, "well, she has senority," with an eyeroll, because of course she's barely been there at all compared to the rest of us. To which I responded, "Jeremy wants to fuck her, so she gets to do whatever she wants."   "Well said." XDDD

☁ Why is cologne so expensive? Seriously. It's kind of ridiculous. On the upside- new cologne. More of the Adidas Moves, which is my happy smell, and then I got Usher He, which I -love- but I'm not sure how it's going to work with my body chemistry, so we'll see.

☁ Finished off Hetalia Axis Powers finally. I'd kept putting it off, but I only had 10 episodes left, so might as well finish it, right? Overall? It had it's moments, but eh. I can take it or leave it, really. *shrug*

☁ I started Suikoden III for a bit. I'm reminded quite vividly why I didn't get terribly far into it the first time: the camera is awkward, movement is awkward, graphics are awkward, battles make no freaking sense...  it doesn't feel like a Suikoden game, and I don't mean that as a compliment. I'm trying to give it a chance, especially since I'm still in chapter 1, but. *sigh*

☁ FUCK. I've started to work on the BG playlist, which will be a work in progress for a few days (it's day 2 and I'm in J. XD)... I just got bunnied. I won't say whether it's or not it's something I can actually use for BG (I've got to keep SOME secrets ^_~), but either way it's with a character that I am absolutely NOT comfortable writing. Fuck fuck fuck.

☁ Speaking of bunnies, I had an old evil bunny rear it's ugly head at me yet again other day while Pye and I were discussing BG. She kept trying to tell me that bunnies were cute. The following conversation ensued:

Ver: Pye, it's *******. It's not cute, it's a disaster waiting to happen. >_<
Pye: okay yes, it is
Ver: XDDD
Pye: >_> I mean. it will be troubling

...that's comforting. -_- Sad thing is, the disaster fic is probably the best idea I've got. I have a short list, but everything is half baked at best. *facepalm*

A long one~

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 09:32 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Sign ups for Round 12 of [info]blind_go are up. As is the support thread, which is almost empty and quite lonely at the moment. ;~; I have yet to do the rest of the stuff I owe from the last round. *headdesk* And let's not even talk about the rest of the crap I owe. SOB. I did get pinged for a bunny. Unfortunately, I can't use it for any of the owed prompts. I think. *stares at list* Hrm. I'll have to think about that. Might look in the bunny folder too and see if there's anything in there I can work with. Probably not- most of the stuff in there is in the "evil bunny" category, hence it being shoved away in a folder that I try not to look at. :/

☁ 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.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 07:04 am
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
Drunken antics. Aren't I too old for this? )

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 )

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Friday, July 8th, 2011 12:49 am
verloren1983: (Kitty Ahhhh!)
☁ Another soapbox moment- this one may or may not make me sound completely heartless. Fair warning.

I have had it up to here with this whole Caylee Anthony case. Not really the thing itself- it's a tragedy that a little girl is dead, and even though I know very little about the case, I know that there are things that are suspect. However. I wasn't in the jury. I didn't hear all of the details like they did. Hell, most people didn't. What makes everyone assume that they know better than the people that heard the whole thing and determined that the mother wasn't guilty? Furthermore, what the hell do they think whining about the verdict on Facebook is going to do? IT'S DONE. There's nothing anybody can do about it now. No amount of bitching to everyone in a 100 mile radius is going to change it. If I see yet another status change, picture change, link, or poll related to this shit I'm going to flip out. SHUT THE FUCK UP.

...yes, my body decided to do the girl thing today. How did you know? <_<

☁ So today was very much Not Fun. Woke up with cramps and it just went downhill from there. Cramps weren't the worst I've ever had, but they weren't the milder (for me) ones either. So I was in pain all day, even with medication and a heating pad. Had to work with the Thursday person I hate. Found out someone complained about me, which I knew was going to happen (Long story- basically, I can get yelled at for no reason by a customer for only so long without getting a little irritable. I wasn't all out rude, but I was a bit short with her.), but that didn't make it any easier to get lectured about it. A different customer flipped out on me because a co-worker did something incredibly stupid yesterday, which she's done before and been talked to about doing before. Plus a couple of other gems I discovered during the day. I ended up leaving a clearly PISSED OFF note for her. Usually I reign the anger in when I write notes like that, but this time I didn't really (still no swearing though, I'm proud of myself. :P) So we'll see what happens with that, if anything.

Basically I came home and just completely zoned out for about ten minutes. I feel like it helped, but at the same time it scared me a little too because it wasn't planned. Just all of a sudden, woo, brain not there, and I'm just staring at my laptop screen and not really seeing it for ten minutes. I wonder if that's something I should worry about. :/

☁ Also, weirdly, Kelly made the comment of "well, last I knew you're still a virgin, so..." (it -was- related to the conversation and not totally random, but still.) I kind of gave her a look like O_o and went, "Last I knew I didn't tell you everything about my personal life." Seriously, it's not like I would've been all "GUESS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY! :D" I mean, really. (To a degree she's right, though I've never really been able to puzzle that one out. It's a matter of technicalities all around. Still, that's not the point here.)

All in all, it was a very long and sometimes strange day. Is it Tuesday yet? D:

☁ In other news: This looks like it's going to be really good. Completely heartbreaking, but amazing. I love a good mind fuck. Though Jason Isaacs with an American accent is freaking WEIRD.




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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 04:10 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
☁ Is it just me or is LJ being really super slow today?

☁ I was remixed for Remix Madness. TWICE. They are also both better than the original fics, which is both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. So. We have Natural (The 'People Put Their Mouths There?!' Remix) and Dignity, or Lack Thereof (The Everybody Loses Remix). Both are awesome. I sadly didn't write anything for it because I've been trying to BG and failing as it is, so. Heh. ^_^;;;

☁ A word of advice: don't be an asshole to the person developing your pictures. There was this guy yesterday that insisted on using the hour machine even though he wanted his prints ZOMGRITENAO, as opposed to the instant machine that I was trying to steer him to- and then had a cow because I kept emphasizing HOUR MACHINE. "But you can do them in ten minutes!" Um, it depends on how many pictures you've got, size, and the orders that are in front of you (because obviously if I have 500 pictures that are printing for someone else, you're gonna be waiting a while. Doesn't matter if you 'only have one.' Nothing I can do about that.) And, yes, how much of a dick you are to me. If you're a gigantic asshole? You better believe I'm going to make you wait the whole hour even if you have one 4 inch print (takes about five minutes if there's nothing else in queue). DO NOT FUCK WITH ME.

He kept arguing with me about how long HE thought it should take. So guess who got to wait the whole god damned hour for his 20-something pictures? >D

(I'd like to point out here that it is well within my right to tell him the extra time. Part of my job is time management and making sure that things are done when I tell the customer that they'll be done. Expecting him to wait an hour for prints when he used the machine that is clearly labeled as a "one hour" machine is certainly not unreasonable- and in fact if I had reason, like the previous 500 print example, I could've pushed it back further. If he hadn't been an asshole, I probably would've told him 20 minutes. Getting pics printed and packaged takes extra time when it's just me, myself, and I manning the entire front store. ^_^;;; But then, since he WAS a dick, he probably would've had a cow about the 20 minutes, too.)

☁ Got invited to a walking/running 5k in June that's part of the local Pride thing. I haven't decided whether I'm going to go or not. On one hand, it would be cool, especially since I didn't end up doing the April 5k. On the other hand, I'd have to get up at 6:30am at the absolute latest to take the bus, and that STILL wouldn't get me to registration on time (it's the earliest bus, btw). I don't think I have to be there exactly at 8 though. Or I'd have to call a cab and spend god knows how much for a ride downtown. I don't know. I have a couple of weeks to decide, registration is due at the end of the month.

The parade and PrideFest are the following day... I've always wanted to go and have never been able to because I always find out about the dates too late to ask for it off... I don't know how comfortable I am going to all of that by myself though. It's not like I can beg Erin to go with me. :/ But I dunno, I still want to. It's kind of pathetic that I've never been. And at least that way I don't have to worry about losing anybody and I can take my time doing whatever I feel like. I think my biggest concern is getting lost- I have a TERRIBLE sense of direction. I could probably get lost in a paper bag. But... I could probably just print off a map and the bus schedules I would need. Worst case scenario, I have my cell phone and I call a cab to go home. Right? Could be fun. I'm actually kind of reminded of a LOLcat pic here. ^_^;;;

☁ Watching Shuffle, which a coworker keeps suggesting to me. I'm four episodes into it. It's... pretty much a typical harem type anime? The main guy is kind of a dick and I'm really trying to figure out why in hell he's got all these girls in love with him... but again, that's typical of that genre. It has its moments, though. I also watched a few episodes of the new My Little Pony show for reasons I have yet to figure out. It is, frighteningly enough, not completely terrible. O_o So we shall see.

Now. Off to make the lasagna I've been putting off for weeks because I'm lazy, WRITE, clean, at some point check whatever homework I've accumulated while I haven't been paying attention to it (ugh, this online thing is SO not working for me so far), watch some more stuff, and maybe go for a walk later if I'm feeling up to that. Since I really need to start doing that again. Oh, and I need to go to the store because apparently the second bag of broccoli I bought for previously mentioned lasagna has conveniently disappeared. And apparently the tomato sauce as well. *GROWL* Salady things probably wouldn't hurt either. Mmm. Leaves. :3

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 04:42 am
verloren1983: (Default)
Today sucked. Like REALLY sucked.

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.)

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 01:46 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
[info]help_japan  is baked, sent, and totally done. Phew. ^_^;;; Remind me to just straight up donate money next time. Hopefully they live up to expectation!

☁ 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 [info]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.
verloren1983: (Sigh)
☁ Hikago peeps- don't forget about [livejournal.com profile] blind_go  sign ups! They end TODAY, so if you were planning on signing up and haven't yet, go ahead and do it! Also remember the support thread too, even if you're not writing this time around. Readers are totally awesome too. :D

☁ 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 )

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 04:53 am
verloren1983: (Crazy Butterfly)
☁ I signed up for that class- which is both exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I was an idiot and hit the wrong button on the payment, though, so I'll have to send them a check. Annoying, but not a huge deal, thankfully.

☁ Asked for a couple of extra days off near the end of the month- a little four day mini-vacation. I desperately need it. Maybe it'll let me decompress a bit. I'm hoping to get some cleaning done somewhere in there, too.

☁ OH, speaking of work, I have to share this. The uniform shirts for work are smaller than standard shirts- you have to go up at least one size. So I've been wearing a 3x ever since they rolled these things out, right? It finally occurred to me the other day that I should probably get at least one smaller shirt, because the old ones? Are halfway to my knees now. It's a little ridiculous. I got Kerry to give me a new shirt, which turned out to be an XL. Which fucking FIT. It's tighter around the middle than I'm entirely comfortable with, but that's how the 3x used to be too (and I had refused to go up to a 4, heh.) And also I got told "It looks fine, stop it." XDDD

☁ In other news, my father called Kelly on Sunday. She'd written him a letter back in August, which I'd honestly forgotten about, so he called and left a voicemail. Weird. The whole thing is just... very weird to me. I'm happy for her- she's nervous, but if it's a relationship she wants to pursue, she should. As long as no one tries to get me involved, if this is what she wants, then good for her. I feel kind of... strangely detached from it, I guess? Though I suppose it's not so strange because it wasn't me he called. So I don't really get to have feelings about that. I just... don't even think about him that much anymore. He hasn't been a part of my life for a very long time- he barely registers as a blip on my radar now. I won't say that I don't care about anything relating to him at all- if I didn't care, then I would be able to forgive him for everything, because why would it matter? But I can't. I understand why he left. God, do I understand why he left. But I can't forgive the way he just disappeared the way he did. How he left Kelly and I with our mother KNOWING what she was like and just leaving us to fend for ourselves. He was a COWARD and abandoned us in hell... so no, I can't forgive that. While I wouldn't wish anything like death on him, I hope it's something that he thinks about every day. I hope he regrets it every. Single. Day.

☁ Put in a reserve for Hikaru at an RP that will be opening in a few days called Camp Candy. (Just the name is perfect for him, at any rate! :3) He'd probably be the easiest to start with, so I'm going to do that and go from there. The best part is that they allow AU versions of characters, so I think I can bring SW!Al there if I choose to. Later. After I figure out whether the RP is working for me or not. I've never joined an LJ RP all by myself without knowing anybody there before. I'm kind of nervous. XD

☁ Go shoeless today: One Day Without Shoes
verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
☁ Pretty cool Mario theme. There's some other great stuff there too, and the guy can actually sing, so check it out. He talks about it at the end of the video I linked, but he's got his stuff on itunes, and all of the money goes to Japan aid, which is awesome.

☁ Cousin reminded me of Suikoden Tierkreis, so I've started that again as my "work break" game. Couldn't remember enough of where I was to continue on the old save, which sucks because I'd put over 30 hours into it, but what can you do. *sigh* I'd forgotten how god awful some of the voice acting is. There's no middle of the road with voice- they're either good or terrible, that's it. I also forgot how much of a religious overtone there is... but in this case, it has more of an anti-religion stance, so it's not anything overpowering. Oh, and I'm totally reminded that I was shipping Hotupa/Moana. So cuuuuute~ But then I love Moana anyway, she's freaking adorable. And Chrodechild! I'd say I would totally go gay for her if I, uh, wasn't already. I mean, seriously, look at this BAMF lady right here. I like Asad too, though, he's pretty awesome. Even if he's so obviously in love with Chrodechild and she just as obviously doesn't see him that way.

☁ Note to self- when making the cheesecake brownies, when the recipe says you need to do stuff in a separate bowl, they mean in a separate bowl. Turns out that mixing everything together... well, it still tastes good, but it ends up having a weird fudgy consistency instead of being the cakey brownie it's supposed to be. Good to know.

☁ Tried hummus for the first time. It's. Erm. Well, it's not BAD, but I wouldn't have the red pepper kind again. ^_^;;; Not a fan. Which I probably should've known because peppers are not my favorite things, whoops. Good thing it was only a small package with the hummus and some pita chips. I'd have to look at the flavors again, but probably something like garlic would be better.

☁ Half considering looking into RPing again somewhere, because I do miss it, but... eh. I'm not sure I want to go there. Plus I have no idea where I would app or who with or any of that. Meh. I should probably not bother.

Little bit of work ranting- this is why I need a vacation. )

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 03:43 pm
verloren1983: (Default)
☀ Reminder to self: Kelly has specifically requested cheesecake brownies for her birthday. Heh. It just amuses the hell out of me, really. XD

☀ Speaking of brownies, I've decided to offer up some brownies for the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan  auction- check it out! Someone offered $10 (yay!), but that's still cheap for an 8x8 pan! :D

☀ Remember how there was that one co-worker that I can't stand that I was SO excited to not have to work with anymore? ....guess who's working on Thursday? -_- Clearly "luck of the Irish" isn't going to be going on for me on St. Patrick's Day. Boo.

☀ I can haz credit card! Seriously, an honest to God credit card, not just a store one or my debit card. It has Starry Night on the front. ^_^ This... should probably not be as much of a big deal as it is. XD But I need to work on my credit, and the Lane Bryant card isn't really doing it because I hardly ever shop there. So. My plan is to use the new one for things that I always get anyway- bottles of water at work, that kind of thing. So I wouldn't be spending anything that I don't actually have and it'll keep payments nice and low so it'll be easy to deal with. Not to mention that I'll keep having a balance so it can keep doing good things for my credit. :D Plus it has a $300 limit- so if god forbid anything should happen and I need some extra, it's there should it come down to that.

Though I'm thinking about christening it with an order to Wings later. I only rarely get Wings. ^_^;;; (Mostly because I'm positive that their calories are THROUGH THE ROOF.)

☀ Edit: Just found out that firefox has been streaming video of two red panda cubs. EEEEE CUTE! <3

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 06:05 am
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
-I should probably not mention this, but I'm going to anyway because if I have to live with it, I'm going to inflict it on you guys: I have actually posted something on the writing journal. It's completely terrible. No, it's not the previously mentioned smut fic, though there's just a touch of that in this- something in RP pinged me all of a sudden and my brain started developing an ill thought out back story to a character, and... yeah. As I said, it's horrible, but at least it's SOMETHING. Which is better than not writing at all. Right? *crickets*

*cough* Anyway, it's here, for anybody who may be a glutton for punishment. XD

-Also god, I really need to catch that journal up. It makes it look like I haven't written anything since '08, which is absolutely not true. Okay, I'll grant you that I haven't written -a lot- in the last couple of years, but still. I think that should be my next project.

-Finally made those black forest cheesecake brownies Sunday night to bring into work Monday. Oh my GOD, you guys, these things were freaking awesome, and I don't even like cheesecake. I think I like these better than the peanut butter ones- and that's saying something. However, it leaves me with a dilemna- the recipe involved frosting, which is fine, except I have a ton of it left. Frosting is only good for so long. Meh. I bought some cake mix on sale and might do cupcakes or something? Aside from possibly making the brownies again. What do you guys think of cherry frosting and a butter pecan cake with maybe some chocolate chips mixed in? ^_^;;; (What can I say, I'm a fan of taking mixes and altering them, heh.)

-Weird thing: the other day, someone drove past me as I was walking to work and beeped at me. I couldn't tell who it was (I suck at identifying people in moving vehicles, pfft), but I did see that they flipped me off. WTF? I wished it was summer just for the fact that then they probably would've had the window down and they would've shouted at me whatever the hell their problem was. Though it's probably a little twisted that I'd rather be shouted at than left going "Bzuh? O_o"

-Other weird thing: Had a couple of customers get into it in the store (basically, she was holding up the line and he politely requested that she move it along- she pitched an absolute FIT at him, to put it mildly), which was crazy enough, but then... the woman actually FOLLOWED HIM HOME. I'm not even kidding, the guy came back later and told me. Cue Ver expression: O_O!!! People are freaking PSYCHOTIC.

-I think I got Kelly to agree to watch Glee with me for the trainwrecky lulz. Should be fun breaking her brain. XD

I keep falling asleep, so probably time I put this away. \o

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 12:32 am
verloren1983: (AkiHika Snow Cuddle)
1. Haven't posted in a while, but work is killing me. Seriously. I haven't gotten out anywhere close to on time the last three days, and yesterday I didn't leave until 12:30. That's TWO AND A HALF HOURS late. Yeeeeeah. Oh, and then I had the Assistant Manager (who is a complete moron) lecturing me IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMER yesterday about how I needed to be ringing while I was helping people with their picture stuff. It's like... you seriously want me to just walk away from people constantly to ring? It's less than a fucking week before Christmas. As it was, I had a woman bitch at me for a good five minutes today because we're out of the 5x7 greeting card envelopes, so she got the 6x8 ones. I'm not even kidding. Look, it's two inches, and you get the damn envelopes for free anyway. Take them and run. God. And this idiot assistant thinks I have nothing better to do than to sit at the register and ring all day? Fuck.

IS CHRISTMAS OVER YET?

2. Holiday cards went out Wednesday, so those should be to people soon if they're not already. Except Fei, because I sent them super duper late this year and she may or may not get it on time. Sadness. Also I got Ai's and Shan's cards, thanks you guys! <3

3. I've decided that I'm going to try to watch as many movies off of the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" list. I know I'll get bored with it quickly, but maybe I can at least knock off some of those movies that people always gape at me for when they discover I've never seen them *cough*GoneWiththeWind*cough*. So we'll see. I actually watched two yesterday- there are some in Youtube's movie section, and the first two on the list are about ten minutes each.

A Trip to the Moon
- Cracky and kind of amusing because of that. It actually has effects too, even if they're cheesy as hell. A little bit too long, though, I was definitely getting bored by the end.
The Great Train Robbery- Most random music EVER. It seriously made no sense with what was going on. Also I thought that there were two robbers instead of four for the longest time because they're all dressed the same and you can't see anyone's faces. Boo.

Overall, nothing particularly memorable. I think the coolest thing is that they're from 1902 and 1903, respectively, and they're on YOUTUBE. Movies that are over 100 years old, and I can sit on my laptop and watch them on the INTERNET. Just. Wow. I spent a good portion of The Great Train Robbery trying to wrap my brain around that. XD

At the moment, though, I'm mostly trying to finally finish off The L Word. I saw the first two seasons originally and that was it, so...yeah. I started all over because it's been too long, and I'm in the middle of season two. Not bad for starting this a few days ago. ^_^

4. Just something interesting: I took a little quiz called "What tattoo describes your personality". I got "Koi fish- You have a lot of courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties. So don't let anyone hold you back."

...huh.

Random!

Monday, November 29th, 2010 02:55 am
verloren1983: (Ded- BRB)
Reminder- Holiday Card Post HERE~!

☁ Worked for Thanksgiving, so nothing particularly special. They did bring in Boston Market though, so we had turkey and potatoes and gravy. Mmmmmmm. It was delicious. Totally worth working for, seriously.

I saw my Aunt Linda for a few minutes before I left for work... she loves my hair, apparently, and she went "look at how skinny you're getting!" XD She's a liar, I'm nowhere even close to skinny, but I guess I'll take the compliment. :P

☁ Speaking of work, it's kicking my ass again. Scott's father died, so I ended up going in on Wednesday... another six day work week, hooray! -_- Plus there was Thanksgiving and Black Friday and today was absolute HELL. Let's just say that the morning shift did nothing and we were left with all of their work plus our own. UGH. We totally busted our asses. I would so call in tomorrow if I thought I could get away with it. I'm just EXHAUSTED. Is Christmas over yet?

☁ I ended up spending a small fortune for the Black Friday sales... I really need to learn to stay the hell off of Amazon that week. Most of what I got was DVD's and various Wii things. Went a little nuts, but I didn't get more than half of what I had originally tabbed as a possibility, so I'm taking that as a plus. Before sales tax, it was about $180, but considering the amount of stuff I actually purchased? That's awesome. Also it really wasn't that much worse than last year.

Also hopped over to Threadless since they were apparently having a sale. They didn't have one of the shirts that I -really- wanted (this one), but I did get two cute ones (this and this). Including shipping that was $24, which definitely isn't bad at all either. XL in the men's- we'll see how that goes. If they're a little small that's okay, because hopefully I'll shrink into them at some point.

So overall I'm pretty happy, even though I apparently am a tool and forgot a few things. Oh well. I have some stuff bookmarked that I will hopefully remember the next time I go to order something from Amazon. Which probably won't be until after Christmas anyway.

☁ Haagen-Dazs' "dulce de leche" flavor is my new favorite thing. SO GOOD. Thank god they come in little tiny versions.

☁ I'm seriously considering getting a mattress in a box. God. Yes, I'm that desperate for a new mattress, but the other factor is that this way the delivery is then not going to be a huge production. Hopefully. And getting it set up is really easy, according to reviews. This is... probably another "after Christmas" thing. I probably would've gotten it with my Amazon order, but it was actually on the Walmart site and not on Amazon like I'd thought it was. Whoops. No wonder I couldn't find it. XDDD

☁ More and more TSA stories, some pretty horrifying like actual insertion through clothes, fondling through clothes, sexual harassment, the fact that menstrual pads are apparently a threat to security... the truly bad thing about this is that someone is going to have to sue, or TSA is going to have to try to arrest someone for refusal, and it's going to have to go to the courts. That's how our system works. The government pulls something stupid and then the Supreme Court has to say "Uh, no, you can't do that." But it has to GET to the Supreme Court first. That's the really fucked up part about this, is that something really bad is going to have to happen in order for this to stop... and even then, it's not immediate. It could take YEARS unless TSA gets their heads out of their asses first.

.............I think we all know the chances of THAT one happening.

☁ People are nuts: Guy hacks his mother to death with a sword and then says he was just killing the demon inside of her- warning, the story's pretty graphic. The guy sounds schizophrenic as hell, in which case you have to wonder how no one saw this coming. In this other one, a woman tries to cut in line and then threatens to shoot people when she's understandably called on it.

Man, it's enough to make you want to lock yourself in your house. XD
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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Thursday, November 11th, 2010 02:43 am
verloren1983: (Default)
Yeah, I screwed up NaBloPoMo already, I just realized around 2 that it was past midnight and I hadn't done a blog. Whoops. I was doing okay when I was posting after midnight for the day, but when I wasn't doing that, it was much more difficult. Damn my late hours. >_< On the upside, at least it's not like a couple of years ago when I got within a few days of the end I think and failed. ^_^;;;

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

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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*
verloren1983: (All About Me)
I'd love to say that I've been doing something constructive the last couple of weeks, but really... not so much. I've been watching Bleach and doing a bit of reading (read book one of The Dresden Files, now working on the first Percy Jackson book) and fooling around on SW. And LORD. I've gotten back into playing LORD. And Sims. Kind of playing FFXIII, but I'm still stuck, so meh. *headdesk*

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. I'm sleepy, so I think I'll take a nap (or not, my sister called right after I posted this, go figure) and then read some. Later \o

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 02:32 pm
verloren1983: (Apathy)
☁ Sleepy. Work, do not want. I really seriously need a vacation.

☁  I went and got measured yesterday. Apparently I fail at measuring myself. The girl there measured me at 40G. So I still went down in band size and up a cup size. *groan* FML.

☁  Original writing stopped. Didn't take long. XDDD Can't say I'm surprised, though. It takes a level of concentration that I'm just not capable of at the moment.

☁  I'm waiting for SW mods to get back to me on some app questions before I continue on with it, but I'm considering journal names. Jumping the gun a little bit, maybe, but eh. Naturally there's a lot of stuff that's taken already, but in the running are take10_give11, meaning_in_pain, and sacrificialgain. Everything else I've tried hasn't been available. XD Probably out of those, the first one would be better. Still plenty of time to come up with something else, though.

Speaking of work, gotta go. See you guys later \o

Edit: Also found out last night that my mom and I actually share a liked movie. O_o Kinda weird. A Beautiful Mind is apparently one of her favorite movies, and I love stuff that fucks with my head. Just... weeeeeeird.
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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Monday, September 28th, 2009 01:42 pm
verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
You know, I've really got to get better about doing entries again. I've been... okay, really lazy with LJ lately, and it's not just this journal, it's commenting and RP too. Don't know what's going on there, but it needs to stop. :/

1. Defaulted on blind_go for the first time since I started doing this in round 3. I just... meh. Had nothing. I had a serious lack of motivation, plus a lack of bunnies, and I really need to watch the series again- which I've started, but haven't gotten too far with. Ironically... AFTER deadline I got a bunny. Of course. *headdesk* I haven't read any of the entries yet, either. Gonna try to do that tomorrow.

2. Birthday was okay. There was some drama, which I knew there was going to be when my sister invited her friend Jim along, who proceeded to just go ahead and bring a DATE with him to the dinner without even asking if it was okay, in addition to being well over an hour late, but whatever. Overall it was fun, so it turned out alright.

2. I've gotten myself into a bit of a financial hole. Luckily, the money that I owe is to my savings account. Not that it means it's any less important, I need to pay that money back, but it's not quite as urgent and not a source of panic like it would be otherwise. I also have a plan on how I'm to pay back the $260 I owe to that while continuing to keep up with saving weekly, though we know how my financial plans go. Right now I'm not seeing any problems... but the key thing here is that I've GOT to control my spending. We're talking roughly $50 a week of spending money here- groceries, phone, miscellaneous expenses. Though that's after rent and the savings thing is covered. Still... I guess it's a good thing I like ramen. ^_^;;;

At any rate, if all goes to plan, I should be out of debt to the savings by the end of October, and have a decent amount of money in that account by mid November, which is kind of the point. We'll see how all that goes.

3. As an extension of the previous, I've begun contemplating some things for Christmas. I know it's kind of sick, as it's not even October yet, but if I'm going to not be completely in the red for the holidays, I need to get a bit creative here. Like burned DVD's and bookmarks and things I can do on the cheap. This is the point where I wish I was a bit more crafty.

4. Speaking of crafty, I got a shitload of scrapbook pages done on my last couple of days off. It's sort of amazing to me, because I've been not wanting to work on it for a long time now... I apparently just needed a change in projects. So I'm taking a break from the senior scrapbook (yes, I know I graduated in 2002, shush.) to work on my Edgefest album (which is almost finished), and hopefully when I go back to the other one, I'll be refreshed enough to work on it without wanting to quit and do something else immediately.

5. Work has just been... drama. I work with five year olds. >_< That's a story that I'll maybe save for another time, because this entry is long enough as it is already. Just... yeah. Five year olds.

I need to get something to eat and get in the shower and all that good stuff before work, so I will see you guys later and stop boring you all to death. :P Hopefully it won't be another month before posting?

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 02:37 pm
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
Still alive, believe it or not. When did I start getting so lazy about entries?

Summer has FINALLY arrived. The good news is that this means the constant rain has stopped. The bad news is that it's gone from cool to zomgHOT with no transition period. We just can't win this year with mother nature, I guess. I have bug bites all over, too, my arms and legs are covered in them. Can't... stop... itching... >|

Plans for my vacation have fallen through- I'm not getting a visitor. However, I really do need this vacation. Badly. I'm in "grrneedvacation" mode now, which basically consists of me being bitchy all the time and getting pissed off at stupid little things I can normally brush off. Not good because it makes me more prone to calling coworkers on their shitty behavior, which... is pointless, because my boss sucks and caves to whoever's in the wrong because they whine more than I do. ANYWAY. I just need to get through Saturday and then I have a glorious 8 DAYS OFF. I should clean in that week, but I'll probably sit at the computer and catch up on anime and play video games the whole time. ^_^;;; Whatever, as long as I don't have to so much as THINK about work for 8 days, I'll be happy. :D

The fucking cat has fleas, after my mom and sister insisting that she couldn't possibly. >_< This, guys, is just gross. I guess that explains where all the bug bites are coming from. I am apparently yummy. D:

Anyway, I've got to go, just thought I'd let you guys know that I am, in fact, still living. Just lazy. XD SO don't want to go to work...

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Saturday, July 18th, 2009 02:45 pm
verloren1983: (What the Fuck)
Huh. Been a while since I bothered with an entry. I’ve been meaning to, just… guh.

1. Saw Harry Potter 6 on Wednesday. It was awesome. A few things bothered me, but that’s standard really no matter how much I like the movie. *shrug* From that standpoint, it’s probably a good thing that it’s been quite some time since I read book 6. Fuzzier memory makes for a less nitpicky Ver, and therefore makes things more enjoyable. :D

2. Co-workers are really getting on my nerves the last few days, one in particular that thinks she’s a special snowflake and gets to do whatever she wants. Nothing I particularly feel like getting into now, but… meh. I -seriously- need a vacation.

3. Speaking of work, had something interesting happen last night. This guy came up for cigarettes- not a big deal, I’ve seen him before, whatever. I should probably note that there’s some distance between my register and where the cigarettes are, so it’s not like I turned around for half a second. Unfortunately, this means that I missed the first part of this. Anyway, so I go get his cigarettes and come back to find that there’s a cop behind the guy putting cuffs on him. O_o From the sound of things, it seems like his girlfriend called the cops on him for some reason. I dunno. None of my business, really, I was just amused by the whole thing. Probably not the best attitude to have, but… *shrug* I usually miss when interesting stuff happens, so it’s sort of funny that I caught this one because the cashier was late coming back from his break. XDDD

4. Watching Zombie-Loan again so that I can watch those last two episodes that were released as OVA’s. I tried when they were first released as fan-subbed, but I didn’t remember enough to know what the hell was going on, so… just trying to get rid of some of my backlog here. ^_^ I really have to start watching more anime again, but I’ve been so tired with all the rain.

5. Feels like I’m getting sick. Again. *sigh* What the hell is it with this year? Speaking of sick, I got a letter from the hospital the other day. I was freaking, because it’s like… I’ve paid them off, right? But no… they actually wanted a DONATION. Greedy bastards. I’ve only given them close to $2K in bills since November or so, what makes them think I’m going to give them MORE money for no reason? Not that I don’t appreciate them, you know, not letting me die and fixing me up and all, but… jeez.

Meep. This is getting long, and I have to get ready for work besides. Whoops. ^_^;;; Maybe next time it won’t be so long between updates?

Productivity, whut?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 03:50 am
verloren1983: (Crazy Butterfly)
1. Dear Mother Nature: Can we get the rain to stop? Please? T_T It's really getting ridiculous at this point. It's been like... a month of rain. Seriously. Not a single day goes by without it raining at some point. On the upside, it's been a cool summer because of this, but... yeah. Really sick of it by now.

2. I splurged and got Wii Fit. It's interesting. I'm sore, but I know that's a good thing, especially since I'm so horrifically out of shape to begin with. I'm starting with 40 minutes a session and we'll go from there. With any luck, I'll stick with it. My first thing is that I want to lost about 15 pounds before Aki comes to visit- completely doable, since that's not until almost the end of August- I have a little under two months. We'll see what happens!

3. Also rented The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, since I'd been told that it was completely awful and it made me curious. It was... meh. Not really worth the hate, but not really anything of particular note, either. *shrug*

4. Progress is being made on the cleaning front.  It's still an utter disaster, but there's been an improvement. I can actually see a patch of carpet in front of my bed! XDDD This is good. Going through my clothes should help too, since there's at least a decent portion I know I can throw out. I can get rid of all those cheap shirts I bought for work that have holes in them now, since the district manager has decided that photo has to wear the same shirts as the front store. Along with the lab coats- because clearly the coats aren't hot enough, we need to add a thick collared shirt to that. *sigh* But yeah. So that's a bunch of crappy shirts I can get rid of, at least. When I get around to actually going through all my clothes. >_<

5. I don't know if I told you guys, but I got locked out of my apartment a couple of weeks ago for an hour and a half during a storm because I didn't have my keys with me and Kelly didn't leave the side door open as requested. I wasn't completely out in the open at least, there's roofed open spaces between apartments so I was dry, but it was still an unpleasant experience. Well... I now have a spare key that will live in my work bag. That way, this should not happen again. SCORE. Now as long as I don't take it out of there and remember it's there if/when I need it, we'll be golden.


All in all, not a bad couple of days off, and at least I've gotten some stuff done (including laundry, which is currently in the dryer). I just need to keep this up. ^_^

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 04:38 am
verloren1983: (Bad Girl)
Haven't had that much to say, honestly, so I haven't written. "When the tv screen goes blank, it's usually a good idea to turn off the sound." Or something like that, anyway. ^_^;;;

1. Co-workers are driving me NUTS. Don't really feel like getting into that too much, but let's just say that I very badly need a vacation. Well. That and the people I work with need to stop being so freaking crazy. Preferably both.

2. Deadlines: *flails* GAH. ihikago is already overdue. I'm totally screwed on blind_go. >_< DAMMIT.

3. Money in the computer fund, and more goes in tomorrow.......................... *checks account* Er, shit. Or not. I fucked up my math somehow. I guess if I shift some things around, it could still work. Or I will just owe myself the money. Meh. Better to owe it to myself than my mother, and I'll definitely replace it. I think I need to be paying closer attention to what I'm taking out of there again. <_<.

4. On the upside, I made two purchases today that I was going to have to do anyway before Aki came down: a dress to go out in, and a bathing suit. The bathing suit, ironically, cost more than the dress did. Go figure. And the suit is only somewhat mortifying to be in, which is a good thing. So at least that's done and I won't have to deal with it later? And the best part is, they fit now, but even if by some miracle I manage to lose a little weight between now and then, they'll STILL FIT. Woot. Still need shoes though. And a new mattress. Oh, right, and I have an eye appointment at the beginning of June... x_x

5. Finished Gakuen Alice. It's.... weird. Very weird. Now to hopefully work on some more of the things on my currently watching list...

....................don't mind me, I'm overtired and bored because I'm just waiting for my laundry. Guess I should take my own advice and shut up now. XD

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Sunday, April 19th, 2009 01:41 pm
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
1. Computer's been restarting A LOT lately. This combined with firefox crashing quite often does not make for a happy Ver. It also does not make for easy tagging. Meh.

2. Speaking of tagging (well, RP, really...)- don't know if anybody else has seen it, but there's a secret about Matt in rpsecrets. :D I found it amusing. <3

3. I have sent out the last check for the whole hospital thing. So once that gets taken out of my account (*wince*)... I NO LONGER OWE THEM ANY MONEY. \o/ Which means I can start saving for a NEW COMPUTER. SCORE. That being said... most of you know this, but I'm really, really bad at saving money. Well. Small amounts are fine, but anything more than a couple of hundred bucks is more or less impossible for me. I have -zero- impulse control when it comes to certain things. BUT! I may have come up with a solution for this. Every payday, I call and transfer money from my checking to my savings. Preferably before work so I don't spend it in the day. It's automated, so I don't have to freak about talking to someone... and if it's not somewhere I can see it, then I can't spend it. If I'm shopping and try to spend more than what's in my checking account, my card will get declined. Which... yes, would be embarrassing, but it would keep me from spending that shit. The biggest flaw I see in The Plan is that it requires me to actually remember to transfer the money every Thursday. Urgh.

But if this works, I should be able to get a laptop by mid June. \o/ And then more saving for when Aki's planning on coming down here at the end of the summer. :3

4. I'm really, really hating April 20th right now. Two of the shifts at work asked for it off, naturally, because they're potheads- leaving me to work with the store manager and this one idiot cashier all night. -_- I -hate- working with the store manager. It always feels like he's watching everything I do and it's just CREEPY. So thanks, guys. I appreciate that. (For anybody that doesn't know, 4/20 is a pot thing. Like the unofficial holiday for it or whatever.)

5. Writing... has not been happening. FAIL.

6. Naruto: It took 4 episodes to catch my interest, but now I may actually watch it for a while. But I still can't stand whiny Sasuke-fangirl Sakura. <_< Oh, and the OP still sucks. XD

7. Harry Potter: Bunch of news I found out the other day, if anyone hasn't heard:
-Movie 6 got a PG rating. What. The. FUCK. I'm now wondering what the hell they DID to it then to bring it down to PG. O_o
-They -are- putting the epilogue in movie 7. Dammit. I was really hoping they'd skip that. -_-
-Release of movie 6 has been pushed back two days- July 15 instead of July 17. Which makes it a Wednesday and therefore I have it off. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
-Depsite my reservations, the trailer for movie 6 looks good, so I'm still hoping. ^_^;;; I think... this is going to be even worse than the book in some aspects. Now... I hated canon Draco. But in Half Blood Prince, my heart broke for him. Twice. Once in the scene with Moaning Myrtle in the bathroom, and then on the tower (trying to be as less spoilerish as possible, sorry. ^_^;;;). Now... I don't know if they're actually including Myrtle in the one scene, but they did show him in the bathroom in front of the mirror, and then Draco and Harry fighting. And of course they have to include the tower bit. ^_^;;; But from what I can tell in the trailer, they included both scenes, and just from the trailer... guh. In the book, both scenes made me want to hug Draco. The movie will probably be worse. -_-

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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 02:32 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
1. Gah. Either I'm sick again or I've suddenly developed allergies (as I've never had them before). Eeeeew. Not being able to sleep because you can't breathe when you lie down? SO not fun. It does, however, seem a little bit better today. *hopes*

2. It figures. When I have plenty of time to write, I don't... but give me fifteen minutes before work or during my break or something and all of a sudden writing gets done. *headdesk* Fail, Ver, epic fail.

3. Finally was able to watch the last episode of Tales of the Abyss. It... well, it left me with questions. :3 I would probably like the video game better, if I could get my hands on it. Being from a game and only being 26 episodes, I'm sure everything was rushed and things cut out. Also... Video Game Logic is different from Anime Logic, and thus seeing the original form would be better. XD

But at least that's finally done now and I can move on to something else.

4. *sigh* Day before Easter. I -so- don't want to go to work, I can't even tell you. I hate retail. Speaking of which... meep. I should probably start getting ready. >_< Bah. DO NOT WANT.
verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
1. Caught up with Tales of the Abyss, finally. Now I just have to wait for the last episode to be subbed. *sigh* I was hoping to get it done tonight, but alas...

2. Also found the first four episodes of Chi's Sweet Home 2. It's still cute, though I don't like the new opening song. Can we have the old one back? T_T

3. My body hates me. I'm now officially a cycle late, and today was day 3 of cramps out of nowhere. >_< BAH. I usually only get those the first day, so I don't know what that's about. I'm 25... shouldn't my period have stopped being all multiple personality on me by now? At least I know I'm definitely not pregnant...

4. I have a bunny for [livejournal.com profile] blind_go . Well, sort of. It's a baby bunny. Like this:

    

No idea what direction this is going in, though. It could very well implode on itself. *sigh* Still. It's something! *cheers, works on putting a music playlist together for inspiration~*

5. Speaking of writing, Ai linked this and I think it's totally worth sharing: WRITER'S QUEST!

6. I am...... not resisting the urge to write an RP application for Inui from Prince of Tennis. I'm NOT. <_< Especially when I owe a bunch of tags as it is. >_>

Shoot me now. *headdesk*

7. Work has been fun. So fun I don't even want to talk about it. *groan* One of these days I'll make a giant TL;DR post about it. Maybe. Might just as easily decide it's not worth the effort. -_-

verloren1983: (You Suck (Hikaru No Go))
Today is going to be full of fail. It was busy as fuck all weekend, so I didn't get a chance to do ANYTHING that I usually do on the weekends............ and the idiot manager on Monday nights usually has the cashier doing all her work and makes me ring. So it's not getting done tonight either. *sigh* God forbid I get an hour of not ringing and not shutting down so I can actually do the crap I'm supposed to.

.............one more shift. >_< One more and I get two lovely, wonderful days off. I need it so badly.
verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
I'm waiting for laundry to finish and I'm bored, so how about another entry so you guys are bored too?

1. Good thing: My federal income tax refund got deposited into my account yesterday! \o/ So..... dropped a check in the mail for the bigger of the two hospital bills I still have. Which is the vast majority of my refund, and then the rest plus the state will go toward the other bill (but not pay it off completely). *sigh* This whole being an adult thing kind of blows. I mean... yeah, I could've gotten a computer with that money, sure. That's what I -wanted- to do. But this hospital thing has been a thorn in my side and a source of MAJOR worry from the start, and having one less thing to worry about plus the other nearly half paid off? Is a good thing. I'm already breathing a little easier, and that, to me, is worth not getting a computer right now. Plus? Once all this is over? I can start saving for one. *_*

2. Get to go in an hour early both Saturday and Sunday. *siiiiiiiiiiiiigh* I was told yesterday that Jeremy's "feeling better but he still tires easily, so we need you here early both days." ........................................................... I'm going to try really, really hard not to punch this kid tomorrow. He has a freaking COLD. Yeah, it sucks, but DEAL WITH IT. The rest of us have to. After Sunday, though, I'm not doing anymore favors, I don't care. So you guys shouldn't have to listen to me bitch about this anymore. ^_^;;; On the upside.... yay bigger paycheck?

3. [livejournal.com profile] blind_go  chat tonight~ I won't be there till after work obviously, but there should still be people there when I get home. :D YAY

............whoops, gotta go. See you guys later! <3

**EDIT** Turns out I don't have to go in early. Mr. Bossman said they'd be okay for an hour both days. SCORE! :D
verloren1983: (Sigh)
1. SO not ready to go back to work today. Mentally, physically. Just..... ugh. Still don't feel well, which isn't helping matters any. I'm... really wishing I hadn't let Scott guilt trip me into working Tuesday. I really could've used the extra rest.

2. I'm seriously considering apping Elenor from Suikoden IV as either an Astronomy teacher or Caretaker. A ghost could be fun, but the only spot open is Gryffindor, and she's SO not that. .......someone please talk some sense into me. <_< The whole two of you I think that know Suikoden. XD

3. I have a new computer chair. \o/ And I found out why the old one had gotten so unstable- the metal plate underneath the seat, the one that holds the seat to the bottom? Cracked. Almost all the way. So it's good that I got this now, because I don't know if it would've lasted another week, and whoever was sitting on it at the time (probably me) could've hurt themselves

4. Also got the boxes and customs forms for shipping. Everything fits, yay! Just need bubble wrap. :P Though the bad part is that my mother has been nosing through the boxes and wants to know where I'm shipping and how much it's going to cost. It's none of your god damn business, go away! *flails* Of course I can't SAY that, unfortunately, and it doesn't help when Kelly tells her shit behind my back. -_-

Sometimes? I really want to run away.

verloren1983: (Go Fuck Yourself)
1. Boo for having to work on my day off. Granted, it's only five to ten, but still. Kind of the last thing I need right now, especially with me getting sick again (fevers are fun, yay -_-). And while I understand that Jeremy's sick (which is why I have to go in), it sort of irritates me at the same time. I'm glad he has the luxury of being out for a week plus when I've been sick for over three weeks now and haven't been able to take a single sick day, and actually end up working more because he's out. To that degree? My sympathy is severely limited. *sigh* ......................................... god, I'm jealous of a high school kid, what the hell is wrong with me?

2. [livejournal.com profile] blind_go : Still thinking about it. Probably going to end up signing up and then failing. ^_^;;;

3. Suikoden: Tierkreis in a week! SO EXCITED! I'm so, so thrilled that a Suikoden game is going to be on the DS. It's like....... one of my all time favorite video game series. Whether this game sucks or not is a different matter, but still. (I'm disappointed that Viki isn't going to appear in this game. She's annoying, but that Blinking Mirror of hers is a freaking LIFESAVER. Wonder if they'll have another character doing the "zipping you off to places you've already been minus the travel time" thing?) The online bit is cool, but honestly I don't know how much I'm going to use that, considering how my computer is. ^_^;;; We'll see. Either way.... you guys probably won't be seeing much of me for a while starting next Tuesday. Depends on how long it takes for the "ZOMGSHINYNEWGAME!!!!" reaction to wear off. XD

Yes, I have it pre-ordered, and yes, I'm an immense dork. This should surprise no one.

4. Co-workers have been driving me up the WALL lately. Particularly this one guy in Pharmacy who thinks it's beneath him to write rain checks. Twice now he's come up to me when I'm trying to do ten thousand things at once, asking me to write a rain check for someone. Because "it's not what he went to school for!!" ...............................................................................................SOMEBODY in Pharmacy should be able to write a fucking rain check. IT'S NOT EXACTLY ROCKET SCIENCE, GUYS! Not to mention that both times, it ended up being an item that we couldn't write one for to begin with. But of course, checking that the item is actually the one on sale or isn't clearance is too difficult, because they didn't go to school for that, either. What am I thinking?

......there's a lot of rage there, clearly. I need a vacation. Hahahahaha. And now that I've had lunch (fries and clams, nomnomnom), I should probably get in the shower and start getting ready for work. *sigh*

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 01:20 pm
verloren1983: (Huh)
1. FUCK. Just realized that the size of box I was planning to use to send stuff out with (the smallest one, because it's waaaaaay cheaper than the others).... is also waaaaaay too small. *headdesk* Weight wise is fine. Hell, I'm sending candy to one person and pasta to another, a four pound weight limit isn't exactly a problem. But the box itself? Is 8 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 5/8″. *headdesks more* I don't know how I didn't realize that, I print pictures all day, and two of the sizes are 5x7 and 6x8. YOU'D THINK I'D AT LEAST HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW BIG THAT IS. So yeah. I'm going to have to go at least one size up, because that's freaking tiny. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaap. Also, I won't be able to send letters in them either like I was going to, because that's apparently Not Allowed. Suck.

2. There's more snow on the ground. *sigh* And I was liking being able to see some grass for the first time since, what, November? At least it wasn't that much. And, unfortunately, it's not unexpected for upstate NY. Anything from October to mid-April or so is totally fair game for snow.

3. I've always loved history, so it was really only a matter of time before I checked out Hetalia. Though to be honest, I avoided it because of all the wank, but Aki describing it to me as "Crack with a side of crack and crack sprinkles" prompted me to download the first three episodes. My first thought, aside from "what the hell?"....... people actually take this seriously enough to wank about it? It's CLEARLY not meant to be taken seriously. .................okay, I can see Italians getting a little miffed. Italy makes me cringe and I'm not even Italian. I don't have any particular issues with any of the others, though. America is dumb as expected. Can't say I have any arguments there.

All in all I don't see what the big deal is. It's amusing enough that I'll keep watching it, but I don't really see why there's all the wank. The author is either completely insane or was taking some REALLY good drugs when they were writing it. That's it, end of story, it's not anything to get zomgsooffended over. Bottom line? Don't like it, don't watch/read it. It's that simple. Then again, my tolerance for wank is...... er............... practically non-existent, so................. ^_^;;;

4. Need to start really watching stuff again, though. I burned myself out on A Little Snow Fairy Sugar and haven't really picked up anything since. Well. I watched two episodes of FLCL. I'll finish it because it's only 6 episodes to begin with, but what the fuck?! Maybe I'll try picking up Nabari again today...

5. I've written a drabble. *dances* And started trying to work on one of the "drabbles" I owe, though that seems to be rough going for some reason. I have it mostly plotted out too. Grrr.

6. Sore today. Meh. Did four and a half pages of price changes in cosmetic, most of which involved being on my knees and crouching. In three hours. When the woman doing them in the morning only managed to get the first 2/3 of a page done in five hours. Some of the people I work with really suck. So yeah, mostly going to relax today, I think. Maybe get some Chinese food. :9

GAH

Saturday, February 7th, 2009 01:31 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
1. The good news is that I've downloaded ep 18 of Tales of the Abyss. The bad news is that I can't play it. It makes my piece of shit computer crash. *sigh* Guess it's back to streaming, then.

2. I've decided that my new break-at-work project is going to be reading all these books that I've purchased but haven't gotten around to reading. This has three purposes: one, it gets them read; two, it ups the amount of reading I do, and that's definitely a good thing; three, if there's any I really don't like, I can GET RID OF THEM.

So first on the list is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which seems entertaining so far. I'm not that far into it, so we'll see. ^_^

3. Nice and optimistic: "Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel is being turned off."

4. Finished watching the Prince of Tennis semi-finals. Doubles 1 ended up being disappointing- I wanted to see how that particular pair would make it work, but they cheated. I'll probably start watching the finals soon, I have all but the last episode. Which I can't seem to find subbed at the moment. Frustrating.

5. Internet's been really, really slow. Ugh. It's better today than it was last night though. Still. Might try to reset the router when mom leaves. I think she works this weekend? <_<

6. New uniforms coming at work. Lovely. And I hear that the sizing is fucked up, so basically everybody goes up a size. Because that's TOTALLY what I need. >_<

......and firefox keeps crashing. And mom's fucking with the router and keeps disconnecting me from the internet with no warning. Great. Apparently internet access is going to be spotty for a while. >_<

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