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SO ON MY LAST UPDATE I had just gotten my very first super awesome LINE as a flight attendant. (Yeah, the magical schedule was in fact true!) So that was cool. And my life has been INSANE AND AWESOME ever since! Well, not always awesome, sometimes it's just insane, like when I packed for a one day trip on Thursday and didn't get to come home until yesterday while actually managing to LOSE hours, don't ask, it was ridiculous. Here are some of my highlights!

-I had a flight delayed for a swarm of bees. No, really, there was a swarm of bees just hanging out on our right wing, like, HUGE SWARM OF BEES, GUYS. They couldn't get to the plane with the fuel truck or the baggage because of it and had to call out a beekeeper, it was insane.
-I flew a flight with three passengers from Albany to LaGuardia because we'd gotten diverted there and stuck but weren't the only ones and the other crew managed to snag all the people. It was pretty entertaining talking on a PA to...three people.
-I've slept in so many hotels, so many.
-I've found that my favorite game to play while on a trip is to wait a few days and then ask the other FA (provided I haven't worked with them before) how old they think I am. Which usually just comes up because I'll say something like "masters program" or "lived in Ireland for a year" and "spent two years as a wedding consultant..." And slowly they have the moment of realization that maybe I'm not like, 20. It's really freaking funny.
-I WENT TO SDCC AND GOT TO HANG OUT WITH THIS REALLY AWESOME PERSON NAMED [livejournal.com profile] another_myself AND MET MATT & KAREN & ARTHUR & MOFF AND IT WAS BASICALLY THE BEST THING EVER AND WE'RE GOING BAAAAAACK.
-DCON is in a frightfully short period of time away from now. I AM NOT READY. Well, I kinda am, but I KINDA REALLY AM NOT. We'll get there.
-ALSO planning to go to NYCC this year. Which will be 3 cons in like, 3 months. Holy. I swear I could not pull this off if I didn't have flight benefits, I mean, the airfare to SDCC alone would have BROKEN ME DEAD.
-I have this whole new mentality about things I want to go to on account of this. Like, there's an event somewhere or someplace I want to see or something I want to do....it's less "I will never be able to afford it" and more "damnit I need the days off, when is the next bid cycle??" Which is sort of awesome.
-LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT BIDDING, BECAUSE IT IS ALL THE CRAZY. I totally failed at it last month and had to bribe someone to take a trip so I could have my days for DCon. This month, I think I did way better. We'll know soon. But bidding, man, it takes a lot more effort than I thought it would. I had to look through all the possible pairings, I picked out the ones I wanted, I bid for those, then I submitted preferences for like, overnights, report times, and again, days off cause, well, DCon is pesky in spanning TWO DIFFERENT MONTHS.
-I got hopelessly addicted to all things Marvel and Avengers. I made a Peggy Carter costume because I love Cap more than should be considered healthy. I HAVE READ COMIC BOOKS. It's shocking.
-...I bought an iPad because I got tired of having to take my laptop out of my bag at TSA and you can leave a tablet in and now expect my typos to get fixed for me when I go all dyslexic with the letter order. Damn. (I'm on my trusty laptop right now)
-I made the very bad life decision to watch Teen Wolf on a whim. Guys, guys, it's like, awesome. I can't say THE BEST because, well, Firefly, Doctor Who...Kinda hard to beat, BUT IT IS UP THERE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S ON MTV, GUYS. GO WATCH IT. Yes, S1 is a little campy, but S2, just. ALL MY FEELS. STIIIILES. To watch the show is to love Stiles. And you have no idea what you're missing until you too, love Stiles.
-I use my tumblr a lot these days. Go follow me. But, yanno, tell me who you are. I'm themegaloo there too, because I like to keep shit simple.
-Ohhhh I finally broke down and rewatched/caught up on Castle, because Nathan Fillion. Who I saw at SDCC too. Who is awesome and we made cry. On the same day I met Matt & Karen & Arthur & Moff.
-I really like having an apartment. Not living with the parents is very nice.
-There is a Boy and it is Good. But it is long distance but I bid for alllll the overnights near him so it might be Better soon.
-Life is really fun. And I get to work again on Thursday. HOW WEIRD IS THAT, I GET EXCITED ABOUT WORKING. I love being a flight attendant. I would love it even more if our uniforms were like Virgin America's. But I still love it a lot.

IN SHORT: Hi! I'm still alive! I'm just really, really busy!!!

HI GUYS

May. 17th, 2012 02:35 am
themegaloo: (Paddles- Book and glasses)
I'd say I'm going to get better at posting and commenting but...I'm probably not going to. Oops. I DO STILL READ ALL THE THINGS.

So my last update was not quite a month ago, which is pretty good for me, right? I had just gotten my wings and was at home, waiting to go out on my IOE, where they sent me out with a working crew, let me tag along behind and ask questions for a few flights, and then made me do the work with one of the FAs tagging along making sure I did it right and then made me do it and my FA sat back and wrote down what I did wrong and right and made sure I could do it on my own.

Neverwracking? Oh hell yeah. Funny thing is, anything that could go wrong basically did. We had a 30 minute delay waiting for maintenance to get out there and tape up a broken tray table, we had ground-stops due to an airport being over-crowded, we had delays for other maintenance issues, and then my last two flights were CANCELED due to weather. We got out to the runway, were told there was a delay, so we waited and I brought everyone water. Then the delay got worse, so I brought out the cart and gave everyone sodas and snacks, and then it got worse again, so we went back to the gate and let everyone off. Sat on an empty airplane, got clearance, re-boarded all the passengers, and then they canceled the flight.

That was...fun. AS A RESULT I didn't get to actually finish my IOE. I went home and sat around and waited. Finally, they called me back out and I deadheaded all over Texas before meeting up with my NEW crew to work my last two flight. They went a lot smoother, and PASSED! I came home the next day, was put on a reserve schedule, figured out how all the websites work, bid for my June schedule, hung out with my roommate (who really is sweet!) and whined about not working. Crazy, right?! Still getting paid for it, JUST BORED. Today, I found out I had gotten one of the open flights that's listed on our server. SUNDAY I start my first non-training flight!! I'll be flying to NYC, to Elmira, to Burlington and Detroit. Not in that order. I have it all written down. And I go back and forth a lot. BUT I AM EXCITED. WORKING! FLYING!! JOYOUS DAY!

And then I figured out that since the bidding for June is over, they put up a preliminary schedule. And it's not a reserve schedule. So, starting in June, it looks like I'm a full-on flight attendant, if that schedule turns out to be true!

And now I'm texting my roommate from across the hall because neither of us can sleep. I'm so ready to be doing things again!
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So working bridal retail is rather different from working basically any other retail, ever. For one thing, our busy season stars just AFTER Christmas is over rather than the usual retail madness. Saturday was one of our first busy-ish days. It wasn't too bad because we just hired a ton of new staff (who are still learning how to do their jobs of course) but it was definitely more than our normal staff could handle. I got proof of the increased traffic stomped into me. Yes, literally stomped. Mostly an accident, but partially my own fault for being unintentionally sneaky walking up behind my boss. She turned, stepped on my foot with her boot heel and continued turning with her weight on it before she realized that I was there. Ow. So I've got a bruise on my foot so epic that I've been taking progress photos that I refuse to post on facebook to avoid making her feel worse about it. Which means you lot get to see them instead! How lucky.

Read more... )

On the plus side, said boss feels like she owes me beer for maiming my foot. I'll take that!

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themegaloo: (Books- Books. Lots of books.)
So between April 25 and May 25, I read 23 books. 30 days, 23 books. I think even for me, that's a bit excessive. Some of them were books I'd read before 10+ years ago, some were new, one I read about 2 years ago but found myself obligated to re-read so that I could read the second book of the series. Some were really good, some were questionable, some hurt in ways I never anticipated (Hunger Games trilogy- note to self: find out WHAT YOU ARE READING before you read it and it shocks the daylights out of you.)

Yet throughout that, I have still managed to read fanworks for no less than three different fandoms in copious amounts, talk with a wide variety of people, spend a decent amount of time at the pub, work on my many costumes and continue to hold down a job.

I'm a little impressed with myself, honestly!

Now working on a scarf that never ends for my VatD costume (IT NEVER ENDS, AUGH) and slowly but surely on my second fanvid of my life.

SINCE May 25th I've only read two books- The Eyre Affair and Howl's Moving Castle. Next up is The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which I've read parts of over the years but never all at once & I find this a travesty that must be fixed.

Pay day is tomorrow & life is pretty good.
themegaloo: (DW- Amy- TOA/FAS Thinking)
Why does money suck so much? And also, why does my perception of it change constantly? There have been several points where I'd look at my bank account, see the exact same amount I have in there right now & be perfectly happy with it. Now? It looks less than full & distresses me because I KEEP SPENDING MONEY but am making less now due to the job slowing down.

I really do like my job, it's fun, it pays fairly well, there's some possibility of advancement if I can catch the DM to talk with her (IE, her visit not fall on a day when there's a gas leak behind the shopping center, closing all the stores and evacuating the roads for a while. That was weird. All is fine though, just precautions!) But at the same time, I think we've gotten a bit used to the fairly high turnover rate, hire constantly, and now I'm getting CRAP HOURS. Which means less money. I'm seriously thinking about getting a second job if this keeps up. But seriously, I have four days in a row off next week. WTF.

Other things- my birthday's coming up soon which is A- exciting! B- scary! I'LL BE A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OLD!! C- slightly stressful. I really need to go get my driver's license renewed now. How is it almost June already?!

Which also reminds me: LESS THAN A HUNDRED DAYS TO DCON. OMFG. I finally did purchase my badge yesterday because, uh, it's a little sooner than the last few times and I suspect that within a few years I'll be buying it at the previous year's con, which will be good. Few more costumes to do still, but that's still time.

Combining all the things mentioned before- I really want to go to Gally this year. Well, next year. Feb 2012. Which I realized, finally, may pose a slight problem. Getting time off at my job during Feb is NOT REALLY EASY. If I am still with this company, it's probably going to take some begging. On top of that, will need room & airfare & thus money & possibly someone to room with.

Sad fact- I was going to go to TimeGate this year, I have a friend who lives in ATL, just down the road. But his job is made of crazies and was all "we're sending you here! no, we're sending you here!" back and forth for like, a month or something and in the end he's off in another state on a work trip for the con (and even longer after that) so THAT fell through. And I don't want Gally to fall through. I NEED A PLAN & PEOPLE & THINGS NOT TO NOT WORK OUT. Basically, I need to warp all my DW friends into being Con-goers or all my Con friends to being DW fans. DIFFICULTIES. But I shall overcome because I am NOT missing it this year, I'm not. End of story.

Life would be easier with a M-F salaried job. Where do I find one of those.

Oh my god the rambling. So much rambling.
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Work has been pretty decent lately. As any customer service, it's got it's ups and downs, but right now I'm definitely in a place where I'm pretty respected for my work and consequently have been making decent money. I'm TRYING to save it, but it's hard when I know so many awesome things exist out there that I want to buy.

I continue with the costuming and have several complete/almost complete (most of which are Amy) and then have bits & pieces of others. Updated that list the other day, so clear breakdown is there, but my Gryffindor costume is almost functional (no robes yet, those aren't required for "functional" & will come in due time). Now the big question is which costume to tackle next. SO, POLL?

[Poll #1742170]

Not that I'll necessarily follow anyone's advice.
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So my MOTHER, of all people, pointed out to me that I pretty much never update this anymore. When that happens, I think it's definitely time for an update.

1. I'm doing well at the job still, actually, better than I had been before the past few weeks! I've done 20% of the store's income so far this month, which is a good indicator of excellent paychecks. The last one made me QUITE happy and if I hold the same this week, well. It should be likewise excellent. /CROSSES FINGERS. Work is most of what I do these days, though I do go out a bit and have actually started making FRIENDS around here, finally. So it's a bit more fun. There are still people at my job who sometimes make me want to kill babies, but I think that will always be true. Nuff said on that subject!

2. GO VISIT DALEK CULLEN ON TUMBLR!! He safely made it to [livejournal.com profile] mythologiced a while back now, and she took him on a tour of her fine city and has posted some of the most hilarious pictures. Do it. Do it now, you won't regret it. I got a tumblr for the purpose of following it but....I don't really know what to do with it. I'm themegaloo there too, if you'd like to, yanno, clue me in on what its purpose is?

3. I AM OFFICIALLY GOING TO DRAGONCON AGAIN THIS YEAR. Missing it last year was well worth it for being in France, but I'm quite pleased to be going back! It was a blast the year before, and I'm going to be a bit better prepared this time (IE, not starving myself, knowing the PIN for my debit card, and not going around almost entirely in partially borrowed costumes!) Though it's a bit more hassle since I no longer live an easy 2 hour drive away. Booked my plane ticket yesterday and will be staying with [livejournal.com profile] ninepointfivemm. Which brings me to ask- anyone on the flist other than her & [livejournal.com profile] pacergal84 planning to be there? LET ME KNOWWWW.

4. Have been randomly sucked back into HP fandom. Are there any recent epics out there? You know the sort, world building with a touch of slash (most pairings accepted!) that SUCK YOU IN? I've...been through most of my old favorites already, avoiding the abandoned WiPs because they still make me unaccountably sad.

5. There is no five. Because it's the number of chaos and I like the idea of ending on chaos.
themegaloo: (ST- Spock- The centre cannot hold)
So I really need to update my ICONS more than anything else right now, it feels, but then I might actually feel compelled to post/comment more, and that would be strange.

I've not written a lot lately because...Not a lot has been happening. I'm stagnating just a little bit, going about from day to day and not doing terribly much in the way of Exciting Adventures. I'm still working hard at David's Bridal, and enjoying it for the most part. Going to attempt to hang out with a coworker again tomorrow evening, provided she doesn't FORGET ME AGAIN. (Bad form, D. Very bad form!!)

Things with the boy have been going pretty well, we're actually taking a ROAD TRIP early next week. We're both working on the 4th, so we're driving down to my old stomping grounds in GA the next day, so he can finally meet MY friends. Should be fun! Also, I miss ye olde Borro. Haven't been down in 7 months, which is an absolute travesty.

I recently got hooked on Criminal Minds. My mom had been watching it on TV regularly for months and my dad and I had been making fun of her for it regularly for months. Until I somehow got sucked in and went and decided that this was something I REALLY needed to watch from the beginning. I've now seen all but the very most recent episode because I don't like the idea of not having more waiting for me. This is made possible by the fact that it's on TV all the time so I can get sucked into an ep (or 4) I've already seen.

Let me tell you about CM and why I love it: In great detail, I'm afraid... )

Yeah, so that went on for a while. For my birthday I did get a sony ereader which I love to absolute pieces and while I've mostly just been using it on my lunch breaks (getting through 5 seasons of CM takes some time, okay), I've gotten through almost the first two of the Dresden Files novels, which I've thoroughly been enjoying. I plan to deviate from that next and hit up some classic SciFi (I've got some Asimov on the list). It's great to be able to read for fun again, and also fun to be able to carry a ton of books in a tiny little package.

I think one of the things my intellectual pursuits have made me realize lately, however, is that I really do live more inside my own head than I think most of the rest of the world does. I thrive on stories, on imagination. I think my life would be far the poorer without it, but it might be easier for me to live up to my own expectations.

In my mind, I'm capable of being the main character, but in reality, I feel more like an extra. And I'm not sure what I need to do to break free (other than not work in SALES of all things.......) Nothing feels good or important enough, and I feel like I'm never going to escape the feeling of in-between-ness that I've been fighting for the past 6 years or so. Someday, I hope, my life will actually start. But until then, everything still feels so temporary. But I refuse to stay an extra forever, I just may need a few more degrees to get there.

PS: THIS SONG IS AWESOME.
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SO AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I am meant to be traveling back to Dublin this week for graduation.

As all of you SHOULD KNOW, airspace in the UK&Ireland keeps getting shut down.

As everyone has told me for ages and I frequently disbelieved because *I* had never had an issue, Delta is crap.

I CANNOT figure out if my plane is actually going to get off the ground in New York or not. I'm meant to fly into JFK from Raleigh on Tuesday and then fly from there to Dublin that night, arriving at 10:30am Wednesday morning. Fairly typical, pretty used to it.

But this blasted volcano and its spewing ash all over the place and making air travel downright dangerous is Not Good. See, if this were just a vacation I would shift my schedule about, make big puppy eyes at my bosses, etc. But no, no indeed this is for GRADUATION which is THURSDAY. And yet in my stalking of the internet I keep coming across all the stories of those stranded and thinking my reason less valid because I'm putting myself in a position to get stranded instead of trying to get home to a job, a sick or pregnant relative, a son's wedding, a place where I'm not bankrupting myself for hotel costs, etc. I see all these things on the RTE site of people asking those traveling for pleasure to reschedule and feeling a bit bad because I know I won't. I want to be there, I miss it desperately and this, this right here is my opportunity to go back and DAMNIT, VOLCANO!! AND I NEED TO GRADUATE.

Where's a TARDIS when you need it.

That aside, work's been going well enough but I'm learning what it is to be really LIKED at a job. I'm meant to be part-time, right? Which when I was interviewing was defined for be as being under 35 hours. I've been regularly working close to 40 and actually getting SENT HOME EARLY because they don't do overtime and I need to get out of there before I'm on overtime hours. I've had some really good days lately, thought today was not my best. Felt really weird and tired all day for no apparent reason and it had me all off-balance. Annoying. Also was talking to a coworker today who said she didn't think I was going to make it when I first started because of the scared-shitless expression on my face the first few days. WELL YOU LEFT ME ALONE AT THE FRONT DESK. A position I wasn't trained for and didn't know what to do with because when people called I didn't have the INFORMATION to be competent. Bah. Proved them rather wrong though.

/babbles

REALLY I just want an answer to all the flight questions, want to know if I'm going over or not. Once I'm THERE I don't care too much about the ease of getting home, I have the day after I (hopefully) get back off and if flights get terribly delayed I'll have no problem in ringing them up and explaining the situation because there will be nothing else I COULD DO should that happen. And I know enough people that I could manage somehow.

PLEASE, VOLCANO, JUST LET ME GET TO DUBLIN.
themegaloo: (DW- TARDIS- Cardiff)
Work is long but getting less busy and still very fun, though it means I'm not online terribly often as it is EXHAUSTING. Feet are getting used to the strain, I have new shoes that are better than my previous black heels, getting paid is awesome.

Wobbling about in fandoms lately because most of what I do lately online is read fics or catch up on TV shows that I've gotten behind on.

Doctor Who was AWESOME and I loved it a lot and I am REALLY REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS SEASON. IDK, I know a lot of people get all disenchanted with shows when things change, but I like the changing, I like things not getting stale. And I LOVE the revamped TARDIS. Love it. Basically what I'm saying is that nothing ever really makes me STOP WATCHING a show unless there's one I love more on at the same time (and even then I will try to keep up), but any worries about not loving Eleven? TOTALLY GONE. SO EXCITED. MORE DOCTOR WHO!!!

...Yeah. coherency on that point is not good. ♥

BUT TO THE POINT! CALLING ALL DW/TW FANS!

Help me convince [livejournal.com profile] mythologiced to truly delve into this fandom and write the Captain Jack/Amy Pond idea in her head because it is seriously sort of awesome in all kinds of awesome and cosplay-y ways. LED A HAND, MY LOVELY FLISTERS!
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So [livejournal.com profile] ninepointfivemm is off on her way back to Georgia now and I POSSIBLY have an hour before I have to go to work. Really, the "on call" idea is all fine and well, but I'd rather be on call AFTER I'm already there. Pls just schedule for the morning and make the on-call after if we're still needed?

In that vein, giving me St. Patrick's day off, but not the day after? CRUEL. I've pretty much stopped any resemblance of how I used to drink, but I had a bit of a Dublin throw back for the holiday (I have come to the conclusion that it is Not a Classy Holiday and any attempts to treat it as such are stupid), which made going to work at 11 the next day...not very fun. But you know, I can deal. It's not the first time I've had to be capable when I feel vaguely like death! My coworkers got a kick out of it, especially when my WATCH STOPPED WORKING and I consequently had no idea that I was done for the day.

I had one of the BEST brides yesterday though, she was adorable and tiny and her wife-to-be was very sweet and she just was so HAPPY and she giggled and was having such fun (plus she bought headpieces which means GOOD THINGS for my weekly report thingy!!) Not everyone I work with is buckets of fun, but I have had a few I really enjoyed helping, and she definitely makes the list.

So yeah. I have possibly an hour to kill. Trying to decide if it's worth it to turn on something to watch or not, hmmm.
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So, did I mention I actually got the job? OFFICIALLY. Filled out paperwork today, go in for my first day of training tomorrow. HOORAY. But not what I clicked "post an entry for."

GIVEN THAT, I had so not intended to be out as late tonight as I just was. WTF. Was out with Matt at one of his friends' place and it's usually pretty chill and quiet with people just hanging around drinking beers.

NOT SO TONIGHT!

I got to dance around and sing with youtube vids like I was back in Dublin. And then we (and by "we" I mean me and a few of the guys, one of whom was VERY DRUNK and had no idea what he was doing and was basically being steered by yours truly) did the Cupid Shuffle.

OH HOW IT BURNS! There was also JOURNEY and JACKSON FIVE and DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT and....you get the idea. I put on Mika once and discovered that RANDOM GUY I DIDN'T KNOW IS FROM SCOTLAND.

This is not coherent. It is merely to express my joy at getting to cut loose and dance and scream the female part of Dirty Glass at a line of guys because I am apparently the only girl they know who knows the damn song.

SO. JOB. DANCING. MUSIC. SORT OF SINGING.

HAPPY MEG!

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Jun. 3rd, 2008 12:19 pm
themegaloo: (One Piece- Franky- Who needs pants?)
Dad: Welcome to the world of dinosaurs, Megan.

So I've filled out applications for two bookstores and a library now. [SOMEONE HIRE ME, PLS!!] The library was the only one with like, an actual physical application. Which bothers me.

I mean, seriously. Whatever happened to the days when how you looked and acted when you walked in to apply for a job mattered? It's all so disgustingly automated. People are just too lazy to have Human Resources and skim through applications, I guess. And since they don't have to even look at you while you type away at your home computer and answer a million survey questions which anyone could fib on...

Dad said this makes me a dinosaur. Because I still believe things should be based on HUMAN INTERACTIONS.

>/

But hey, if I get hired, who cares.

*crosses fingers for LIBRARY!*
themegaloo: (One Piece- Ace- Sleepy: Leave a message)
Well not exactly. My life is basically is out to get me though. I WILL SURVIVE. I hope. Hahahaha.

Rehearsals for Dragonfly Wings have gotten completely insane. We're still a few weeks out and we had to be there for FOUR HOURS the other night. This, mind, is after class and work and on a Tuesday. So you just have to turn around and do it again the next day. And it wouldn't really be a problem if it were a straight drama or comedy or whatever and not a MUSICAL. My voice was completely dying by the end and there are two or three songs that it doesn't matter how many times you go through them and try to build up stamina for them, when you get off stage, collapse is imminent. It's really high energy and I'm just not USED to that anymore. So it's wearing on me. And my appetite has gone up SO MUCH because of it.

In other news, I fucked up my left hand pretty badly on Monday at rehearsal. Jammed the three middle fingers. Usually I'd take my butt to the Health Services and get them to take a look at it but I haven't had TIME. At all. So it feels better now and typing doesn't hurt like mad [bit of a twinge] but there's still some swelling behind the knuckles of the first and middle fingers. But it's better. So I'm guessing that means I didn't do anything TOO bad to it? I hope.

I have the actually rather rational fear hanging over me that I'm going to sick again on top of everything. Remember last year? Spent almost a month sick as a dog with back-to-back-to-back cases of the flu? It's allergy season and I'm fighting with everything I have NOT to fall into that. Bailey was already knocked out from them for a day or two. I had to take her home early from class Monday and then force feed her citrus and stuff. And she hates me because it worked.

I slept for something like nine hours last night and it still isn't helping me not be CONSTANTLY EXHAUSTED. I get home at night and practically fall over. But I'm doing well in classes, which is always good. Would love a nap now though.

But I'm at work and a Christian Motorcyclist crew keeps popping their heads in my door.

Yeah. They have a bible on their jackets and bikes.

It's sorta weird.

Guess that's all for now! I do have fun stuff to post about later on, but I just needed to complain for a while. ♥

Hm.

Mar. 6th, 2008 03:29 pm
themegaloo: (One Piece- Ben- Smirk)
So I think someone finally caved and changed the radio station here at work. Because I've listened to oldies here for probably the last six months to a year and I DEFINITELY heard that annoying Delilah song earlier. You know, the massively overplayed one? I thought maybe the station was just having a weird day on Saturday because I had definitely heard James Taylor on Friday and no one else had been in the shop, but they played Jimmy Eat World's The Middle and Mambo #5.

But yeah. Hey There Delilah or wtfever wouldn't even fall on a late-90's or whatever day. So SOMEONE has changed the station. Which I guess is refreshing. XD;

I got my notification that Trinity has RECEIVED MY APPLICATION~ So that's really and truly taken care of. *crosses fingers*

Spoilers for One Piece 491 are circulating. There's a full script out there but no full raw to play with. Those usually show up around this time tomorrow. *waits impatiently* *and even more impatiently for a properly scanlated chapter* It's interesting stuff! I'm curious. :D Which means I kinda want NEXT week already. Whoops. I should stop wanting time to speed along.

My extra-userpics expired yesterday, apparently, as my icon list got MUCH smaller. But seeing what I have left is pretty funny. All One Piece except for 1 Bleach and 1 Gundam Seed Destiny. Huh. I guess that illustrates which icons I use most frequently! Still, want the rest of them back because I have about 30 more OP icons, I do believe. 66 of my usual 113 are OP. >.>

Fandom To-Do List:
-Write something for a belated Sanji Birthday
-Write that cracked out Gan Fall/Gol D. Roger thing [probably need to reacquaint myself with Skypeia first though. Bah.]
-Write what I'm calling a multimedia fic. THOUGHTS: Would anyone read a fic that is MEANT to be read while listening to a specific, provided song? My main question is whether or not it would be possible to get the timing right so most people can keep up with the pacing. It's...not exactly a slow song. Gonna be tricky.
-Stop missing posts on [livejournal.com profile] grandlineonline, damnit.

Edit: So I couldn't last another five minutes without my icons. Impulse buying, much?
themegaloo: (One Piece- Franky- Like WHOOSH!)
SUP FOLKS. I come bearing the bad news that our gorgeous weather ceased to be over the course of about 8 hours where the temperature plunged 30 degrees. Suffice it to say that I am not adjusting well. Weather is a cruel bitch and that, quite simply, is that. Now have a list of funny things:

[♥] Despite the lack of bats, my job has continued to be absolutely hilarious through this week. Tuesday was everyone ASKING about the bats and today? Well, today I walk in and realize that all the lights are off and the shop isn't open Now I come in at one. We open at nine. I was justifiably confused.

So I call the Boss Man.

Me: Hey John? I walked in and all the lights were off, is there something going on I need to know about?
Him: No? Who was supposed to work this morning?
Me: ...Well actually you usually do, John.

Yeah, my boss forgot to open the shop. Excuse me as that STILL amuses me.

[♠] Joe can successfully blow smokehearts, provided the wind is not being retarded.

[♦] And speaking of Joe, google documents offended his sensibilities.

[♣] And last but not least, enjoy a rundown of the contents of my purse, as it's oddities often serve me well.

+ 1 wallet plus moneys [duh]
+ 1 cell phone [duh]
+ 2 checkbooks
+ 2 lighters
+ 1 small bottle hand lotion
+ 1 map of the London Underground
+ 1 Oyster Card [only useful for above]
+ 1 magic wand
+ 1 whoopie cushion
+ 1 pocket kite
+ 1 tire guage
+ 1 black marker
+ ? lipsticks/lipglosses
+ 1 pencil
+ 1 pink highlighter
+ ? play tickets


And my purse is not large. I am prepared for anything.

[♥] I have found enough giraffe-man icons to make me happy. Be proud of me!

[♠] Happy Valentines?
themegaloo: (One Piece- Sanji- Feet in my coffee)
I am trying seriously hard to not update every five seconds. wtf. XD

So yesterday I pulled a Stupid at work. I was supposed to be here at 2. I thought it was 9. So I was here massively early and cleaned and undecorated the shop until it was the time I would NORMALLY be sitting here chillin' on the laptop. Yeeaaah. I PAID ATTENTION today though and got to sleep in. \o/ And I have tomorrow off. \o/

One Piece Update: 314 chapters down, 170ish to go. Still loving it.

And on that note, ot3! totally canon. )

Enjoy. ;)

Edit: 11 OP icons added since last night. Oh my god.
themegaloo: (Bleach- Isshin- Smoking)
First, waking up for work is hard. *snores*

Otherwise I have a few observations from last night:

1. Okay anime/manga drawers/animators/whatever. Have you ever actually smoked a cigarette in your LIVES? Do you know how damnably ANNOYING it is to sit there with a cigarette actually hanging out of your mouth? Just for like, thirty seconds. Not to mention 24/7 [or so it would seem] IT IS DAMNABLY ANNOYING! Smoke gets in your eyes, your nose, your mouth, and basically everywhere and every way it SHOULDN'T BE. I am entertained and appalled at the anime/manga characters and their apparent resistance to this phenomenon.

2. I go from watching an anime where the GREAT GOAL OF A LIFETIME is to go to the Great Stream. To a manga where the GREAT DREAM AND GOAL is to go to the Grand Line. UHHH ARE WE SEEING A PATTERN HERE. OKAY. GREAT. MOVING ON~!

In other news my hand hurts for no clear reason, I finally found a hairtie at complete random this morning [*____*] and the weather is gorgeous. And by gorgeous I mean it's been raining for like 12 hours. Excellent.

I wonder if I'll get free food today.
themegaloo: (Paddles- Book and glasses)
So I walked into the shop about half an hour ago now, took one look around, and was randomly struck with the inspiration to rearrange half the shop.

So I did. I think I'm covered in some sort of dust now from dragging huge racks around, and I have one more I think I'm going to move in a bit when I get up the energy to drag it that far [this one is at the BACK of the shop and I want it at the front, while the others I was basically moving just around the front square of the place. The shop itself....is actually pretty big. haha]

I love having the unwritten permission to do this though because John only asks me to brainstorm things like this every other WEEK. And I rarely come up with anything. So it's a standing offer: Get bored, rearrange. Good times. At least this time I wasn't trying to get the damn mannequin redressed without detaching every single limb on her body. >.< Anything that looked like molestation was DEFINITELY not intentional and only happened because I am a lot smaller than the damn mannequin and it...hates me. Or something.

OTHERWISE. My schedule next semester looks excellent to the point where I'll actually be able to keep up and focus. Which is, well, novel. To say the least. XD There's a musical theatre class I'm auditioning to get into on Tuesday. *____* Predictions are that I'm going to hate half my classmates, or at least want to knock their brains out with large blunt objects, but I shall refrain. Actually Bailey bullied me into asking for the audition because she didn't want to be in there alone with them. Amusing. We should manage to have WEEKS AND WEEKS worth of front porch jabber off that and the other theatre class I'm taking, as like, EVERYONE I HANG OUT WITH it seems is in that class. Gary won't know what hit him. Or rather, he will. But I predict much beard-shaking humor for that one [I swear to god he looks like santa. LOVE HIM. Great prof.]

Oh god I'm rambling hard core again. Don't shoot me. ;__;

WE CAN NOW SEE IN OUR KITCHEN! And it's clean. The two combined are like. A miracle. Basically the wiring to the overhead light completely Does Not Work so we've had a little desk light in there all semester. Yesterday Bailey got the brilliant idea to hang this...paper lantern thing in there. So we were scrambling on the tiny counter and putting hooks in the ceiling and basically doing a multitude of acts of Daring-Do in order to BRIGHT LIGHT TO THE KITCHEN. This is a big deal. Seriously.

On that note, I am beginning to suspect that my roommate is secretly a cannibal and is fattening me up to eat at some point. Not that I mind. The food's damn good.

Still addicted to Bones. Still in love with Zack. Why is his amazing nerdiness and inability to function like a normal person so adorable? Don't know, don't care. Love.

Joe came by last night. And is now on my flist! Yay for new friends. *\o/* We played GH [I won consistently. Obsession pays off] and watched Adult Swim.

Bleach was on. The ep that ends with Aizen up on the wall.

I do not watch dubs often. This is why:

Kira spoke. Hands fly to ears. "NO"

Byakuya spoke. Died. Almost three remote at screen. Had massive hissy fit.

Someone said "Abarai" I cannot even begin to tell you had badly they mispronounced it if you haven't seen it. Died. Shouted it correctly everytime they said it.

Said "BASTARD!" every time they showed Aizen. Confused Joe.

Heard Gin speak. Cried. WHAT IS THAT SHIT. ;___;

And yet. Still bounced all over the couch as the end of the episode drew nigh. I like it when shit hits the fan.

Overall it was painful but apparently hilarious. :|


POLL: What is this new y!m and should I download it?



I think I'm done. >.>
themegaloo: (SBP- Switzerland)
Right, so, working for nine hours = hell in my opinion. Me no like. At all. Especially when i start at 8 am. There's a REASON I refuse to take 8 o'clock classes, I am *so* not a morning person. And I was thrown in concessions for the little kids' shows and it was crazy and I just was not awake enough yet. Lol. I downed a glass of coke in a spare moment, helped some. I'm not sure if I ever really woke up.

Staying up past 5 am the two days previous would have been a bad idea had I any idea that the theatre was even OPEN that damn early in the morning. My lord. I think the only reason they get any business then is because the movie itself is free. They're G or PG films that have been out for a good while. Neat concept though.

I just don't want to work it again.

When we officially opened, I took tickets, and did so for the rest of the day. That's like 5 hours of ticket taking. Ick.

QUESTION- is there some sort of hack or tool that I can use to swap my entire journal between public and friends-only? Because that'd be DAMN useful.

My language has gone down the tubes. Somewhat amusing, IMO.

Found out I work friday-monday, but opening. So I get off at 6. (and I don't start at 8, hooray). BUT THAT MEANS I CAN GO TO THE BOOK PARTY. So yay.

I think I'ma wear jeans, my SBP t-shirt, and my Gryffindor scarf. So find me. XD

Um um um...crap. No idea. Had something else I was going to talk about, but can't remember.

Tata, loves.

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