I am growing steadily more and more irritated with GitP.
I know, I know. The forums are there as a backdrop to the comic, but..I haven't been able to access the damn sight for more than a half an hour at a time before it completely crashes for the past five days.
It makes it hard, finishing Hitomi's transfer from HALO to AMEN, and working on her daughter's plan to kill her >.<
I don't even read the damn OotS comic! _________________ No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it,
Flowing more freely than wine,
All thru' the day (here is the mistake), I me mine.
-I Me Mine, The Beatles
It is currently *looks at clock* 6:05 AM EST and I'm awake. I realy don't want to be, but at around 5:30 my mom decided she was going to go to the gym early today, really early. This involves turning on the lights so they shine under my bedroom door, talking to herself (or maybe one of the dogs, I don't know) and walking around in really squeaky sneakers. This prompts me to get up out of bed and ask "What the heck are you doing?!" then crawl back in bed and try to catch a little sleep while she pitters around the house for the next 20 minutes as I stare at my clock and pray she leaves in time for me to catch some decent sleep before my alarm goes off. When she pulls out of the driveway at 5:50 or so, I knew that wasn't going to happen. On top of all this, at about 5 this morning, around the same time my dad leaves for work, I woke up because my right wrist and elbow decided to feel like they were on fire. They still hurt now. Driving's going to be a pain, and so will writing notes in class today (not to mention the typing I'm doing now, but gods I have to get this out somehow.) Oh yeah? Did I mention I've got an hour of driving to and from class to do today? On maybe four hours of sleep, probably less? and I can't find the damned aspirin!! _________________ A single dagger in the night is worth a thousand swords at dawn.
Grab some tugboats. We're going iceberg wrangling. - Destro Yersul
Yes, so many of us know of the GITP meet-up that some of us had plans to go on? The sort that some of us took a nice chunk of our time trying to make sure that we could go to? Weeeeellll... Apparently my plans to go are officially canceled. The reason? Well let's just set a few things down for clarification.
The trip itself is just over 900 miles.. Making that a 1800 or so mile trip. 14 or so hours of driving just to get there and another 14 to get back.
That comes out to about four tanks of gas total. With current prices? About $320 just to make the round trip already.
I could go on for hotel prices... And I know that there were the kind people who offered to lodge us and all but it was there for a fallback.
There is more but I think I have made it clear now
The plan was that I would be heading out with a friend. He's a bit of a lurker on the boards but he wouldn't say no to heading out to a corner of Tennessee just to meet a few people he had talked to over the internet. Being the only person who didn't think that such a thing was just flat silly, we went ahead and made plans for it. The main reason for bringing a buddy though? Driving time and pretty much halving the cost of everything. Now, a 14 hour drive is daunting in itself and I am pretty sure that you drivers out there will agree with me. And I am sure that most of us have been in a horrifically long car ride due to some road trip the family is on. Think of that only that you get to be the one who drives it. So, splitting it up is roughly a good idea.
Anyway, schedules played a factor as well as the only time that we could go up there and back would be to start on Friday at a hellishly early hour and to leave Sunday night. Otherwise, we would have been going on Thursday to make it a manageable drive and spent the night at a rest stop. Same goes for Sunday as he has something coming up next Monday that he HAS to be at. Work is lovely like that, isn't it?
So, that was the best that we could work out and it stayed rather solid up till early last Sunday. He calls me at 10 AM and says that something is up and that he may not be able to go. So, I'm a little miffed at that and he says it's just a possibility and he just needs to wait a bit to check a few things out first before he says if he really can't go or if everything is fine. Well that is all fine and dandy till about 11 pm last night were he calls me and says that he really can't go on this. I ask him why and he tells me that his grandfather's health has taken a dive. He wouldn't tell me what it was but just that it was pretty serious. To illustrate, he asked me to think of my favorite relative and then toss them in a hospital bed with about a dozen tubes coming out of them along with an oxygen mask. He says he just can't go feeling good about this while his grandfather is in the hospital.
So, that pretty much kills my plans for the weekend. Now, I am sure that one might think that now I could simply go on Thursday and take rest stops and what not on the way so it wouldn't be such a long drive and then come back late on Tuesday with the same thing with rest stops and all..
That would be absolutely dandy if not for the fact that I simply do not have the money off hand to do that. And I am sure that one of you are thinking that I could simply take a sleeping bag and nap in the back seat. Yeah... For one, that's asking to have a cop knocking on one's window and two.. Well, as someone who has had to do such a thing before on a busted camping outing... You don't sleep.. You simply sit there and beg for the morning to come. So, for me, it comes out as the exact opposite of what would be needed. Not to mention that it would have the effect of a grungy Teru standing on someone's doorstep.
And I can't really just call someone up and say "Hey! Let's go meet some people you have never heard of before on a crazy trip this weekend! By the way, you will be driving a lot and I need some cash from you" and expect something positive. Not to mention that I know that people have plans in place already to go see family and what not as it is the weekend before the 4th.
The way I see it.. It's just not going to happen. So... I don't know.. I'm just worked over at the moment and I'm likely going to be pissy for a little while... I mean.. I know that this was unforeseeable but... Gha... I'm just...
You know what? Screw it. Stuff happens. So, I guess I'll just give it the one finger salute and be done with it. _________________ "[42= The number of socks the universe is processing at any given time]" -wingrae
(( Totally removed for rules)) _________________ No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it,
Flowing more freely than wine,
All thru' the day (here is the mistake), I me mine.
-I Me Mine, The Beatles
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Well now... Today was a bounty of things. Where to start? Well, why not start from the top and go from there?
Today was simply lovely as I woke up still rather irked about the things said in my other post today. Now... that was all fine and dandy for the rest of my week but a few things popped up at work that moved it from dandy to peachy. Namely, the loss of my job. Apparently, there exists a certain protocol that must be followed when notes in an account. That being that if I don't follow it perfectly it is grounds for at least a warning. The thing is, there were apparently other instances of 'misconduct.' Now, what those were happened to be things such as: not keeping a clean work space (Which, appears to include ANYTHING that is not work related... Including me just having two water bottles and sometimes a lunch... Nothing else). A few instances of breaks going over limit (two to three minutes at most and not at all regularly). Two occasions of coming in somewhat late. (about 30 minutes and I did call in for both times.) And a few jolly little notes about my resolve time. (Which is the most... 'amusing' of the bunch as we are supposed to have the caller leave happy. A task that usually takes about/at least 20 minutes. The target time? 12 minutes. So I am getting a reprimand for keeping a customer happy so they will continue doing business with us in effect.)
Now, the kicker is... This all happened in the past month... So, all of those things were unnoticed until just a few weeks ago. The best I can see from that is simply that I wasn't getting the message that I wasn't wanted anymore. Of course... The place IS one of those 'high turnaround' businesses, so maybe I lucked out by having stayed so long. Anyway.... That was that lovely bit.
So, I am on my way home when my car starts making funny grinding noises when I hit the breaks... And I now know it is leaking something... So that needs a look as well.
Now, I make it no secret that I reside with my progenators. I simply prefer to speak little of that relationship. To be perfectly honest, the main reason why I share residence with them is purely a financial one. Mostly college would be paid for by them if I pay for the first semesters and do well... And then there is insurance... I am somewhat dependant in that respect. But as one can see, it is far from a paragon relationship... Perhaps there are a few less than kind feelings in there from me if you really feel like examining my particular word choice. But on to the meat of this, right?
Well, when I come home today, I am informed that they feel I devote too much time talking to 'random people on the internet' and have taken the liberty of disabling my account on the computer. Also... And I find this next bit hilarious... They wish to 'sit down and seriously talk about DnD' sometime soon. The reason that they gave me? They are afraid that it is devil worship. Yes. Exactly that. Now... They said they did 'research' on the internet... Well, all their examples that they gave... Or, to be precise, regugitated... were all from a single site that I know Rebo found and showed the chat we were in several months ago. Now, here comes the funny bit. They only express this after this weekend when we were at my grandmother's for a family reunion. My grandmother dislikes the game due to the fact that she actually knew one of the people on the list of murderers/convicts and had gone to school with them AND had been there during the investigation of the incident. The guy was named Sean... something or other of Oklahoma and he is listed at the site. Site is called 'Exposing Satanism' for those of you who are interested. Anyway, I bring my PHB for a bit of rereading on the way down there and she saw it but we talked it out. That was how I found out about that bit about 'Sean.' However, she must have spoken of this to a seperate person. I say that because, until now, they have simply been my 'game books'. So now I have to see if this happens to be another talk that never happens or otherwise.
Anyway... The reason why I can post this is all thanks to the Wii. I started this at 1:20 and it is now 3:30. I think that this is enough rant for the day but for one last thing.
That would be a cell phone number. Call or send a text if you want. I'm really just posting it up so that the friends that I have here can say hello if they desire... and use a little common sense if you call. But don't feel obligated to do anything. Just do what feels right.
And... That is all... stuff happens.. So... as this is twice in one day... Stuff gets the 'double dukes.' I will be off to bed now. I might be able to put up replies to plots tomorrow as I will be visiting the library but that may really be all I can do for now.
Ah...well... Now to see what tomorrow brings.
*Leaves a tray of cookies for Enup.* _________________ "[42= The number of socks the universe is processing at any given time]" -wingrae
*orders a full-up EB-52 Megafortress strike on Tire Kingdom, as well as the company I can't remember the name of who shipped us a "remanufactured" distrubitor for the Vagon...*
Soooo...if you read the Depression Thread, you saw that, On Account Of Car, my plans to go to the GitP Meetup this weekend, and meet some mighty fine folks - including Amber and Nicole, and being welded at the hip all weekend with De - got scuttled due to my car, which spent two weeks at Tire Kingdom being "diagnosed" and then fixed, not only NOT having been fixed, but running WORSE than it did to start with.
Sooooo, last night, I struggled my way in it to the Nissan dealer, again, that gave us the *original* diagnosis that the distrubitor was going bad.
Thus explaining the crankity-crank won't-start when it was hot.
Which, one "remanufactured" distributor later, we were told there was a bad ignition coil. Which might well have been the case. One replacement coil later, not only is it still cranky...pun intended...like that, but it's lugging up the hills with no power at all. Having to downshift to third gear to climb a Florida "hill" at 35mph? Errr...
So anyway, with the Vagon out for the count - STILL - and my folks being the way they are, the Playground Nazi sez, "no meetup for you!". But that's the secondary point here, although it's the depressing one.
The primary, angering point I now get to.
So we prepared to tear the folks at Nissan a new one.
But guess what everybody?
The fine folks at Kraft Nissan say that the "remanufactured" distributor...
...is old parts inside a nice shiny new housing.
$505 for a PROPER replacement.
Which, as I do believe I mentioned to somebody this morning, half-jokingly referencing Murphy's Law, will be delivered...
It's enough to make a Greenpeacer* want to turn keys**...
* - Which I most certainly am not.
** - Did by "turn keys" I mean "launch nukes on the idiots who should be removed from the gene pool"? Yes. Yes I did. _________________ "You have declared war upon the Cybermen."
I has back pain.
Had it for awhile. It won't go away.
I think my mother's comment of me being "an old man in a young body" is proving physical.
Then again, it might be because my spine is curved wrong.
I had some x-rays, awhile back. Spines curve forward-back. Mine also curves side to side a little. Which it really isn't supposed to do.
In conclusion, my back hurts and I'm unhappy. _________________ Kara
-Hmm, an ominous passage that plunges into an inky blackness, sealed behind lock and chain.
-You know what this means?
-We must see where it leads!
I've spent a week looking for this damn song and it's proven to be IMPOSSIBLE to track down.
"Dim Memory" by Soul Circle.
I KNOW it exists, it is in the movie, Eight Legged Freaks. Listed there in the credits. But it's impossible to find anywhere. And the movie doesn't even have the full song. This is really pissing me off at the moment.
My mom just called. Accidentally locked herself out of the house. The house that's like an hour away from where Kalie and I live. When I have to work in 2 hours. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I work at 2. Kalie works at 3. We don't have time to go running up there. And of course my mom gets mad at me when it's NOT my fault. The only way I could make it up there and back is to speed, and after yesterday, I'm NOT doing that. _________________ Click the Dragons!
Okay, now I get to rant about my sister. Yay for me.
My sister has $2000 in her savings account. Know why? Cuz mom and dad got a loan for $5000 to help her get a house she didn't get after all. She gave back a bit after mom begged her for it, but she kept about $3000.
She goes out 3-4 times a week with her friends to the movies or dinner or something. She always eats out.
She spends $900 a month paying to live in a hotel instead of getting an apartment. (And you can get a good apartment there for about $400.)
She now has my car, since she's broken hers. (Third car she's broken.) So say goodbye to Nataku. And Dad and Mom pay for her insurance.
And she has the gall to ask my parents--the same people who have no money cuz they pay their bills, and never go out to play or go out to eat (haven't gone to play in 2 years)--if they'll pay for about $400 in bills, otherwise she's going to jail for writing hot checks. Of course, my parents being the great people they are, they don't want her to go to jail so they pay it.
The only good thing that's come of this is my dad doesn't yell at me as much because I'm currently his favourite child. (And this has never happened before since I was born. [He was so proud he kidnapped me right after I had my umbilical cord clipped and ran (well, not ran ran) the hospital halls to show me off. Mom gave him a good whack for that.])
Dad wasn't able to buy something he really wanted to for his students because his extra money has gone to paying for Jennifer. His money that he finally had to play with after a long while of only paying bills went toward yet more money thrown my sister's way that she sees as free money and will never pay back.
Mom says that she's not giving Jennifer any more money, but as soon as Jennifer's in trouble again, I know that Mom and Dad will help out. _________________
I was hungry, someone at work was going on a food run to Qdoba, I paid my money, put down my choice. Whe they came back, someone else took my burrito. The burritos are quite huge and I was looking forward to getting filled up for lunch. Instead...I got to eat his lunch, that he was supposed to have. One thing...his came in a little covered plate, it was obviously NOT a burrito like mine was, plus the burritos come wrapped in foil. He ATE MY LUNCH! I wanted my lunch, not his. GRRRRRRR Sends him a stabbity death. _________________ Inner Circle
As I write this, I'm desperately trying to persuade Butterfly Babe not to commit suicide. She'd seemed to be improving a bit lately. Her fever had gone away, she'd agreed to stop doing meth before she got too involved in it, she's agreed to start seeing a therapist, she was going to replace her meds with stuff that hopefully wouldn't keep her from sleeping...
And then her mom flipped out and is trying to take her cat away because the cat peed on her blanket. This is her same mother who thinks she's very happy with her life and would also flip out if she knew BB was still struggling with depression.
Anyway, now that she's going to lose her beloved cat, the cat who's been with her the longest of all the cats she's had, through thick and thin, all the progress we'd been making has disappeared. She's completely given up the will to keep on trying to get better and make a better life for herself.
And I'm running out of things to say to try and persuade her not to.
*desperate and scared and worried and wants her to GET BETTER* _________________ Inner Circle Characters
Formerly known as Iames
Grr. Somewhere on the trip from work to my house I lost the key to the office. So now tomorrow I've got to stand outside the building like a muppet until someone inside lets me in. _________________ Endellion Archive
WARNING: There is a part in the rant that may be a little graphic. So do not read if you get queasy easily.
So I was gone for a week for a prevention/leadership camp. I went to be staff-in-training. I thought it was going to be fun. And it was, but I wasn't expecting all the stress that came with it. Plus this was the worst year for the camp in the 34 years it's been around. We had everything from general disruption to sneaking out of dorm rooms and into other dorm rooms on other floors. From waking up the top people to plotting escape. From sticking used pads on the walls with chocolate and peanut butter to taking pornographic pictures in showers. From theft to using drugs on campus. From staff undermining each other to barring an entire county from coming next year. I was not expecting any of that. AT ALL.
Just popping in to make a rant before I get back to my job.
Using Uber's idea on the spoiler. You don't have to read it if you don't want to, but I have to get it off my chest.
I'm tired of being treated badly. I've let people walk all over me my entire life and I'm done. If you don't like, then that's just too bad. I'm tired of getting made to feel like crap. I'm tired of people walking all over me and taking advantage of my general kind nature. This isn't about any specific person. It's been happing my whole life and I'm just plain tired of it.
_________________ "Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs."
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