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[25 Dec 2007|12:08pm]
The good of Christmas: Friendmas, with awesome lasagnas, Rock Band, getting to see Mark and catch up, presents and friends = awesome

The better of Christmas: getting volume 2 of Absolute Sandman (squeeee!) and the Nana artbook (doublesqueeee pretties)

The best of Christmas: watching my boyfriend almost shit himself when he opened his gift (Seinfeld, complete series, in a fridge-box, with the coffee table book)

Merry Christmas, everyone. May you and your loved ones also nearly shit themselves from awesomeness on this day. :)
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[12 Oct 2007|05:51am]
Simon Pegg is playing Scotty in the new Star Trek movie.

HAHAHAHAHAHA. I hate Trek but god, I'd almost see it for that.

hi btw
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Its been far too long... [05 Oct 2007|06:22am]
...and I still have abso-fricking-lutely nothing to report. Working, sleeping, eating, hanging out, sleeping, etc. There's been guild drama. There's been work drama. There's not been relationship problems (thank goodness I have the bestest boyfriend in the world). Life has been.. normal. And mundane.

So. In lieu of real news, I'll just meme for now. If I ever have Real Life Things going on, you guys will be the first to know. (I am so boring, I'm sorry)

Meme time! This is long, so, uh, grab some munchies. Or skip it.Collapse )
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[03 Aug 2007|06:03am]
I pulled my first silver hair at work tonight. Its lurking in my DS case, as for some morbid reason I couldn't bear to part with it. Its almost as though I want to frame it, but then I realize that in thirty years I'll be wanting to have framed some of my non-silver hair. Though if the one is any indicator, I'll have a lovely shade of silver.

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and I think I might look into going back to school. I've been mulling around the idea of DeVry, but don't know how well my credits from Truman would transfer there, if at all. Hell, I don't know if my old credits will transfer anywhere, given how old they are now. The only thing really keeping me from signing up right now omg is the financial woes. A lot of thinking to be done in that regard, figuring out wtf to do, etc. Also trying to fit school in with my work schedule might be interesting. We'll see. Anyone know anything good/bad/mediocre about DeVry, or should I just finish my damned English degree and then move on to something else? So unsure right now...

Followed a furry home from work today. Seriously. Their license plate was FURRY1 and they had a few furry-centric bumper stickers. I followed in silent, seething ire until I managed to pass them. Yes, Jon, I did utter "YIFF IN HELL, FURFAGS" as I passed them, but I doubt they heard me as my windows were up. :( Oh, and the guy was totally wearing a hat with what appeared to be mouse ears. SCARY.
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I'll keep it brief... [22 Jul 2007|05:42am]
Devoured HP7 tonight at work. Will say nothing spoilerish. Lies are told, truth is uncovered, people die, people live, plot twists galore, story ends. I think it was worth the time investment, just to see how the story ended up. And, as Jon and I had discussed, JK Rowling is a sheer genius. Not because her writing is literary genius, but because she has singularly done the most for childhood literacy in decades. Who/what else could get a 9 year old to read a 700-page book and beg for more? It'll be interesting to see what she does after this.
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I think I just came a little. [20 Jul 2007|05:55am]
The State on DVD whaaaaat?

I have been waiting for this FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS. I hope this isn't David Wain fucking with everyone.

And plis mtv give me Daria kthx.
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The verdict is in... [19 Jul 2007|07:29am]
[ mood | pleased ]

Coffee chocolate chip waffles are badass.

Sorry, Jess, for not making them while you were here :(

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Angstpost, redux. [11 Jul 2007|04:22am]
[ mood | morose ]

Leaving Dan and Richard's tonight, another flat tire. Two flat tires, two weeks. I love my track record.

When it happened a week and a half ago, I had to buy two new tires because I had some bad alignment juju going on, and both the front ones were down to secondary rubber (which is why the one went flat). Road hazard doesn't cover alignment issues, so I had to foot the full bill for the tires, and the alignment. Three hundred bucks down the drain, which was a the final nail in the coffin for the weekend of moving. It broke me. I'm still kind of trying to fish my way back out of it. And now, another fucking flat tire.

I'm hoping road hazard covers this one, because if it doesn't I don't know what the fuck I'm going to do. I just bought a new computer desk because the decrepit folding table I've been using is leaning precariously to one side, much like a drunken sailor. I found a superb deal online (free shipping for a sizeable but not huge L-shaped desk that's pretty and simplistic, and with tax it was right around ninety dollars... about all my extra pocket money for the month). That arrived this afternoon (well, Tuesday afternoon, whatever). So of course this morning, my tire has to blow.

The only slightly okay thing about this is that next month's rent is half price, so bills won't be quite as horrid as they normally would be. But still, trying to find the money -now- is a pain in the ass. I might have to do something I haven't done in over ten years, and something I swore to myself I would never do after graduation from high school: ask my parents for money.

*head. table. repeat.*


On a slightly happier note: I love our new apartment, even if everything is still in boxes, and said boxes are still all over the dining area. And the computer room. And the living room. And.. everywhere. Why does moving in always seem to take me longer than moving out? So many possibilities for the blank slate that is a new place. grar.

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I live! [03 Jul 2007|02:25am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Sort of. We're all moved in, in that "everything is in our new apartment and out of the old apartment" way. We have boxes piled everywhere it seems. Slowly, I've been working on getting things unpacked, so the bathroom is done (complete with new shower curtain), and the kitchen is 90% done. I have more cabinets than I know what to do with, and its a brilliant feeling. A bit depressing to open cabinets and see so much empty space, but I'll live. Or just buy more dishes, whatever. :D

The next time we move, we're hiring people. Thats all I've got to say about it. Both of my knees and my left sub-knee-region (shin? upper shin? something) are both jacked up, and I think I did something to the big toe on my right foot but I'm not sure what. I'm also bruised all over and one of my arms makes it look as though my boyfriend beats me. Bleh. But all our stuff is here.

So much left to do, and I'm still -exhausted-. I think I slept for 12 hours yesterday, I'm not sure of an accurate count. Its 2:30 in the morning and I already feel like going to bed, but I'm forcing myself to stay up so I'm not miserable when I go back to work. Though I think I'll be miserable anyway, working on the 4th. :(

Its just a comfort to be in an apartment where the carpet isn't wet, it doesn't reek of mold and mildew, the windows don't leak, and I completely feel at home. The only thing missing is a kitty, because all of the windowsills are wide enough that they look made to have a kitty lounging in them (as Dennis pointed out upon first seeing them). Maybe next year.

Now, to figure out what to do for the next 4 hours to keep myself awake...

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Angstpost! [29 Jun 2007|06:28am]
[ mood | resigned to my fate ]

So we're supposed to begin the Moving Process today, which mainly consists of Jon and I carting boxes from our apartment to the new place after we get the keys. I'm okay with this. Backbreaking heavy lifting, while not enjoyable, is at least doable.

Its just been a shit week. My work schedule was all thrown into upheaval with working two extra days (Sun/Mon), and then taking two days off (today/tomorrow), and tonight was absolute hell for the latter half of the night. I have never wanted to kill coworkers so badly in my life, and I KNOW some people have seen me ranting and raving about retards I work with. Tonight was one of those nights where all the idiots seemed to be synchronizing to be EXACTLY AS RETARDED AS THEY COULD BE ALL AT THE SAME TIME. There were threats of me shoving my boot so far up someone's ass they tasted crap-covered boot leather. But I digress.

To make matters worse, on the way home I get a flat tire. Usually that's just a "Gah, fuckery" reaction, but today is one of those alternately-misty-and-rainy days that just happened to pick the moment I get out of my car to go "HAHAHAHAHA whoosh RAIN ON YOUR HEAD". So I got to change a tire in the rain in a 7-11 parking lot, though about halfway through my favorite clerk (ie, the one who tries to hit on me every time I go in) came out to give me a hand... so we both ended up soaking wet and dirty.

So at some point today I get to wake up early, take my car to NTB where I have the road hazard insurance on my tires (best ten-or-so dollars per tire ever spent), pay money I can't afford this weekend, and get my tire replaced. And the rest of them checked for good measure.

Now, again, normally, this wouldn't be such a big deal. But I can't afford this. Not on top of security deposit, rent, truck rental, gas money, etc etc. THIS IS NOT THE BEST WEEK FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. I swear to god, I have the worst luck in the world. If it had waited a week, I'd be okay with it. Flat tire, whatever.

...or I'll just sleep my way out of my shitty mood, wake up at the scheduled time to go sign the lease and get the keys, and take my car to get it fixed after that. Fuck. I don't know. This is just bullshit.

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Sometimes... [21 Jun 2007|07:53am]
[ mood | pissed at myself ]

...I seriously think I'm the worst girlfriend in the world. :(


So much to do, so little time left to do it because I procrastinate and I suck. :/

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[18 Jun 2007|03:56pm]
AT&T has the WORST HOLD MUSIC EVER. It makes me wish I were deaf. Seriously. Transferring service should not cause me to want to lose one of my senses.
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Packing blows. (mindless wordspooge follows) [17 Jun 2007|11:09pm]
99% of our figures/gashapon are tucked safely in ziploc bags, waiting to be tossed in a walmart back and transported. Our living room is looking more and more bare every day, barring the pile of crap on the coffee table that will just get thrown randomly into a box and the crap on my computer desk, which will also get thrown randomly into a box. Our second bedroom, which I'm tackling more of later tonight, is entirely boxes along one wall. I love books, but good lord I have far too many of them. I realize this as I'm moving. Wonderful, aren't I.

The main bedroom is still mayhem, but its not as bad as it looks.. just mainly clothing thrown everywhere. the main room I'm worried about, the kitchen, I won't even touch until my one day off next week. Its also startling me because it seems -every room- I live in has books strewn all over the place. The coffee table has books piled on it, my bedroom has books all over... I don't think there are any in the bathroom, but who knows. Hell, even my -car- has books in the backseat... the backseat I'm not even bothering to clean out until after we move because it would just involve bringing crap into the apartment and having to pack it to take it back out. I'm just choosing to cut out the middleman.

I'm still in the middle of moving-freakout, but I think I've calmed down a bit. I have a list of what I need to do, I just need to get it DONE. The biggest thing I'm worried about is getting all the utilities switched over, and making sure they'll be on and functional on the 30th. Just my overactive worrying starting to kick in. That and my procrastination. I hate battling it, because it wins a lot, but I just can't afford to wait until the last minute.

In WoW news (I KNOW, I haven't talked about it in a while, omg), Galaviel's getting all purpled up nicely, and all my other characters are gathering dust because I just can't find the willpower to play them.

I've already fallen back out of the habit of putzing around in Photoshop. I've just been completely uninspired lately. I don't know whats wrong with me.

Anyway yeah. Hi.
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Change is afoot o.O [16 Jun 2007|06:11am]
I'm looking around at the apartment.. some of it packed, some of it not, all of it in the complete shambling chaos of pre-moving "OH MY GOD WHAT AM I DOING?" mayhem, and.. I'm realizing that in two weeks, I will be in a new apartment.

Sheer distaste at the idea of moving -stuff-, but absolute exhilaration at the idea of -moving- and being moved. And also wondering how the hell I'm going to manage to get the rest of all this crap into boxes when I get precisely 4 days off between now and the day I sign the lease. I get to work overtime two days of the week I move... two days that would be better spent running around the apartment going "OH MY GOD WHAT IS GOING WHERE?"

So little time, and seemingly too much to do, I have this feeling that there's going to be a lot of last-minute throwing things into walmart bags and just -going-.

And also, will there be any helping hands around Saturday the 30th to help get furniture out of our apartment, into a truck, then out of a truck and into our new apartment? Really all we have are media shelves, the couch, the coffee table, and our bed... The main things we'll need help with, that is. It shouldn't take more than an hour or two (at *MOST*) to get everything out, in, and back out. Hopefully. Or maybe I'm optimistic. But it would be nice to know there would be people other than just me and Jon trying to open doors, get things moved and shifted around, etc. I'd offer food or something as incentive...

And scarily, as much as I hate... detest... abhor... this apartment, there's also that niggling sense of complete and utter fear at uprooting and change. Probably stems from my Taurean psyche at complete fear of change, and liking to be grounded and settled. Or at least I can blame it on that. Ambiguity sucks.

I have at least 20 boxes of books. Bibliophile much?
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Sometimes, I hate Livejournal.. [14 Jun 2007|03:36am]
...especially when I get kicked in the ass by the fact that yes, I'm old. My entertaining mind-sludge community (ie, the one with all the celebrity news/gossip which is just -fab-) had a post about Boy George... and there were about eighteen comments of "Who?" by underknowledgeable teenagers.

Head. Slam. Desk. Why?
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I AM SUCH A DORK [13 Jun 2007|12:46am]
The following is copied straight from an LJ community I subscribe to. OMG GUITAR HERO 80s EDITION I CANNOT WAIT EEEEeee.

Recent pre-order boxes for the upcoming Playstation 2 videogame "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s" have revealed more tracks for the game, the latest include:
Anthrax - "Caught In A Mosh"
Iron Maiden - "Wrathchild"
.38 Special - "Hold on Loosely"
White Lion - "Radar Love"
Scorpions - "No One Like You"
The Vapors - "Turning Japanese"
Winger - "Seventeen"
It is not known which, if any, of these tracks will be original recordings or covers. They join the previously announced tracks:
"We Got The Beat" (The Go-Go's)
"Balls To The Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
"Only A Lad"(as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
"The Warrior" (as made famous by Scandal)
"18 And Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
"Lonely Is The Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
"Nothin' But A Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
"Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police)
"I Wanna Rock" (Twisted Sister) (original recording)
"I Ran" (Flock Of Seagulls) (original recording)
"Round And Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)
The game is expected to see a July 17th release date.
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[19 May 2007|05:41am]
[ mood | irate ]

I get really fucking sick of never being able to find a goddamned motherfucking parking spot when I get home from work every Saturday and Sunday morning. To the eight thousand people who decide that they want to stay somewhere in the apartment complex and don't live here: PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE BEFORE I SLASH YOUR MOTHERFUCKING TIRES.

It just compounds my "OMG I WANT TO KILL PEOPLE" mentality when I've had a rough week of work. We're inbounding more trains this week than we usually get in a month. between that and dealing with people who don't know what the fuck they're doing, and that I haven't had a goddamned evaluation at my job for two years (much less the raise that goes with it) I'm already in a foul fucking mood. All I want to do is come home and relax. AND I CAN'T DO THAT IF I DON'T EVEN HAVE A MOTHERFUCKING PLACE TO PARK MY GODDAMNED CAR.

You know who you are, or at least who they are. Let them know before I smash windshields. Thanks.

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Bitching. Bitchbitchbitch. Weather, apartments, this post has it all. [07 May 2007|05:06am]
I want to move. My hatred for our apartment grows by the minute, I think. Foundation problems that lead to soaking wet carpets. Windows leaking like a running faucet. The constant rain our area's been inundated with lately hasn't been helping my mood... mainly because the rain is the -problem- in our apartment. And our managers aren't likely to do anything. I think I'm going to write up a little statement of the issues in our apartment, and let them know that we would like to have an early termination of our lease, and because of the problems we shouldn't be charged anything for the early out. I don't know if it'll fly, but they've got to do something. So I'm likely to start really searching for a new apt complex the next couple of weeks. Its just.. this is ridiculous. I can't live like this anymore, and they shouldn't expect us to. And they shouldn't expect us to pay full rent when we can't take full advantage of our damned apartment.

Anyway. I'm just getting physically sick from all of this, I've just had a knot in my stomach all night and I've been really pissy about it. That and I only got about 2-3 hours of sleep yesterday, because thunder and upstairs neighbors and telephone repairmen weren't really being quiet, at all.

So I've been running around the apartment for the last few hours cleaning up water and trying to empty out the cups/bowls in the window without letting water get all over the place. Tried to do Jon's laundry, but the washers were full, and then the power died again, then the power came back and .. gah. Fuck it. I hate this place so much.

I just don't know what to do about this situation. I'm not adult enough to know how the hell to deal with this. I think I need to go vomit now.
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Local-ish people! [03 May 2007|06:26am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

Next week is my birthday (the 11th to be precise). Its a Friday. I have next Friday and Saturday off work. My birthday, I would like to do food and then either see a movie or come back to the apts and play random dumb games. Or both. Saturday I would like to get all drunk and silly, though there is no stopping anyone from doing so both nights. Hell, I might get sloshed both nights. I'm getting old(er), I need to booze it up while I still can. Anyway, for food I'm thinking sushi, and for sushi I'm thinking Shogun because its awesome. Other than that, I don't want to do any planning because its my birthday and things should just happen. :P Get with me either here or in person on my next days off or call me or -something- and let me know if you want to partake in any or all of the weekend's festivities. Or let Jon know. Let someone know.

And since people have been asking and I still have no effing clue, the birthday list is short and simple. I want Kodocha, disc 3 and discs 9-12. I like gift cards. Best Buy and Borders are two very nice places to get me gift cards for. Mo iikai is also swell, now that they've started getting new stuff in. I'm in love with Haruhi Suzumiya and Nana at the moment, anime-wise. Jon can help fill you in on any swag I already have so you don't overlap. And if you can't afford anything, shit, just give me a hug or a spanking and we'll call it even. I'm really bad at asking for things for my birthday because, well, my birthday's never really been all that special and its only in the last few years I've had anyone to really give half a shit about it. So. Whatever.

So. Recap: Friday = food and other entertainment. Saturday = booze and other entertainment. And hell, I have Sunday off too, so if you guys really want to fucking binge... hah.

...ireallywantakitty... :(

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[30 Apr 2007|12:53am]
It's probably a bad sign when I look at my MP3 folder to try and make a playlist, and can't decide wtf to listen to, so give up in a fit of sullen apathy. Having 150GB of music spread over 300+ artist directories will do that to a girl, I suppose...

On a related note, however, to the boys who saw the wonderfully hilarious Cutie Honey live action movie with me tonight, buried in my glob of MP3s is a Koda Kumi discography, and buried within that discography is the 'soundtrack' she sang for the movie. Hahaha, its brilliant. I found it randomly while sorting the new stuff I downloaded recently, and zing, it was there. Wonderful coincidences always amuse me.

Its getting to be the time of year where I always -talk- about chopping all my hair off, but never do. However, I really, really think its time for a change. Its been about, what, 3 years now since I last cut it? I'm just sick of dealing with it in all of its ass-length glory, but I know that the minute its all gone I'll miss being able to hide behind it. I need to outgrow the 'security blanket' my hair provides though, but I keep letting it grow back...

Finally got Photoshop installed on this compy, now I get to face the daunting task of hunting down brushes and fonts and filters and gaaaah. I'm getting a headache just contemplating it, but I -need- to do it this week on my days off.

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