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|Wednesday, January 15th, 2020|
Things to give back in the divorce:
60's party rock CD
DNA2 DVD set (Chinese boot)
Deus Ex Invisible War PC game
Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson
Halo Reach book
Chris of the Bunny: 2010sometime
Hellsing DVD box set
Alien Influences by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Shades Children by Garth Nix
|Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014|
Ok, this whole sore throat thing can go away. First day of fall and I've been sick-ish for the past week. Boo.
|Thursday, September 18th, 2014|
Blargh. Sick with sinusy things. GF has new job of jobbyness. Blargh.
|Friday, August 15th, 2014|
Oil change yesterday. 6567.1 at the place on Southfield.
|Wednesday, July 16th, 2014|
|one trip tank
So if I were to get some time to do a mini vacation, what's within 300 miles of Detroit that'd be a good trip?
|Wednesday, July 9th, 2014|
I've had this thing for a while, and I've...aged. Matured? Grown older? Travelled along this mortal coil once step closer to the Great Majority?
I miss the closeness and camaraderie that this once held, what with transitions away from this medium and those who have fallen to the wayside.
I will use this more frequently.
|Friday, May 23rd, 2014|
It's just cray cray about the things that change over the years. Like, I hung out with someone last weekend who's now a lawyer. When I met her, she was still in high school, the littlest sister. Now? Law-talking dude. The girl what had her baby senior year in high school? He can vote.
Man, time keeps on tickin' tickin' tickin' into the fuuuuchuuuuuuuurrrr.
So. ACen. Slept through the panels I wanted to see, hung out with the people I wanted to hang with (except one, and I felt awkward about trying to message/call, since we're just intarweb friends), and it was good stuffs.
But things are cool, too. Babies. Babies everywhere. People getting married left and right. Also? Roughly 597345097 lilies sprouting in the front yard from last year's bulbs. I have a bag of canna lillies that I need to pot and plant.
Found out my ex is pregnant (through a surrogate, like we discussed years ago), and found out some other information on one of my old crushes. Ah, history.
Posted via m.livejournal.com.
|Wednesday, May 21st, 2014|
Where does 'mom compliments your boobs online' fall on the awkward-o-meter?
(no, not mine, and also my mom isn't on social media)
|Friday, March 7th, 2014|
That's it. Yer getting a bath tomorrow. Also? Banned from everything bed related. Really? Late for your 11pm kneading?
Posted via m.livejournal.com.
|Monday, March 3rd, 2014|
|Sunday, January 12th, 2014|
Sorry I've been a bit out of this here. Happy birthday, birthday peeps!
|Sunday, December 15th, 2013|
Happy birthday to those I've missed!
|Sunday, December 8th, 2013|
|I need help
I need a couple people to come over to the house for some grooming assistance.
Namely, I need some burly people to help wrap the GF up in a blanket LIKE A CAT BURRITO so I can cut her toeclaws.
Please bring thick work clothing and heavy gloves (scratching, biting) and some ear protection (yowling). We may need to move the bed if she hides underneath it, too.
|Tuesday, November 26th, 2013|
I think it comes down to a different meaning of what we mean by 'clean'.
The GF's version appears to be "hide all the mess and clutter in drawers and closets and under beds and give everything a good wipedown."
Mine appears to be "BLEACHBOMB THE GERMFORTRESS AND REIGN HELLFIRE UPON THE MICROBES!" which ends up with one really clean area and more clutter elsewhere because I moved the clutter to nuke it from orbit.
|Monday, November 11th, 2013|
and the ceremonial first penis-drawn-in-the-GF's-windshield-snow today.
|Thursday, November 7th, 2013|
And again, I prove why I can't have nice things. :P
Youmacon came & went. Got some time behind the camera and the video switcher board. Booyah! Also managed to lose my Youmacon jacket. Very unhappy.
And Monday involved 3 hours sleep and me showing up with my shirt inside out. GO ME. YEah, I am not ready to be an adult. :P
|Sunday, October 20th, 2013|
Rocking the only clean underwear I can find this morning: South Park boxers that are almost old enough to vote/drive.
|Thursday, October 10th, 2013|
|Sunday, October 6th, 2013|
So I planned to work on a project (monthly project contest thingy, due today) to see what I could whip up wood-wise in about an hour and a half, and realize that I had a problem.
Can't change the blade in the scroll saw, because the bottom jaw thinger is clamped tight. Now I'll have to see if I can wiggle the old blade out and put in a new one, or if I've got to warrantee this. :(
|Saturday, October 5th, 2013|
So I hear someone set fire to themself at the capitol.
I have RATM in my head.
|Monday, September 30th, 2013|
Okay, first off, what the hell, brain??
So, here's the chronology, as best I can remember: got voluntold that I'm in a play written by Coop (almalgamashup of gf's dad's BFF and gf's band teach, I don't even know. Cooperton?) Looking for a room for the thing, got off on the wrong floor (well, not really, since this place was numbered LIKE ASS), and wandered around. Most buildings have the 100s on the first floor, with 200s on the second, right? Expanded to 1000s on first floor and 2000s on second floor for bigger places. This place? Not so much. 100s on the right, and 363 was on the left, up a flight of stairs, then down two flights of stairs (like, up and over a hallway or something, wtf architect?), and then bam.
And by bam, I mean, I'm in a stairwell overlooking the stage of the auditorium, so when they started asking where I was, I dropped in. Literally. From one storey up. Like the badass I am, becuase in dreams I'm a badass. Like you do. No, didn't do the Ironman 3-point landing on my knee thing, but the full proper standing-to-crouched-frog landing.
The rehearsal starts, and I left my script in my bag or whatever, thinking that this was more of a meeting than a rehearsal or something (that's what I'm thinking now, at the time it made more sense), and then I realize that everyone's off book. AND? ALL SIGNING ASL WHILE ACTING.
No, for real, this was a thing in my head. I blame Bocca Musica for this. Went to the RenFest yesterday, and Bocca stalled for time describing American Sign Language stuff, as last weekend was Deaf Weekend (this was Last Day of Last Weekend, so no fucks given for these instructions) and they, on stage, were describing & instructing how to say things like 'penis', 'vagina', 'fart', 'queef', 'bitch, please', 'sex,', 'orgy', 'bukakke', etc. And how the gesture for 'shy' is very similar to 'whore' (one's making a fishy fin flap at the base of your jaw, the other is to stroke your jaw from throat to chin) so when the new-to-ASL student was asked why she didn't say anything at the deaf church she visited, she responded with 'I'm a whore' instead of 'I'm shy'. Like that whole Spanish "I'm pregnant" instead of "I'm embarrassed" thing.
This is what goes on in my brainmeats. Really? Performance anxiety IN ANOTHER FREAKIN LANGUAGE?
|Monday, September 23rd, 2013|
I planted a tree on the autumnal equinox.
|Thursday, September 5th, 2013|
dinner discussions should not involve arguments.
|Tuesday, August 20th, 2013|
|no not taking friends and statifying them
Just had an idea for a new shadowrunner character: deaf computer programmer sells his/her sword as a hacker/rigger to pay for new auditory implants (old ones died, need cash for new upgrades). High perception, also comes in handy during negotiations due to reading body language. Uses a small ladybug/dragonfly-sized drone to detect auditory signals, relays to the artificial reality goggle interface (like, car approaching, gunshots fired, sirens, etc). Maybe an elf; high charisma, with some Face attributes to be the negotiator for stuff. Debating on technomancer/awakened, but probably too many points into one character.
|Monday, August 19th, 2013|
I'm done spending all the things. Ikea attacked me with a price sticker and now I have a nice scratch on my elbow.
|Friday, August 16th, 2013|
Argh. Remaking the miter sled because my 90s are not enough 90 for me. Also, awkward. So I'll work on that, maybe. Somehow.
|Thursday, August 15th, 2013|
|measure twice, glue onc-ah, hell.
So I tried to make a miter sled for the saw, and I goofucked up. Not sure how bad yet, going to wait for daylight. the piece on the right doesn't square with the piece on the left when I looked at it just now, the framing square doesn't touch on the right leg. Shit. So this means that any picture frames made with this will be gappy, and visible. Shiiiiiit.
And since I glued it, I can't redo it.
Second problem: the thing is backheavy and falls off the saw when I slide it back. May just end up doing another version of this (i have more hardboard to make the base out of) with a longer base, or put a 'fence' at the other end to counterbalance.
Thought things were going well on this.
|Sunday, August 11th, 2013|
Remind me that 4am is not a normal bedtime.
|Thursday, August 8th, 2013|
|measure 5 times cut twice
Son of a bitch.
Aunt gave me an old cabinet made out of pressboard and snot with mouldings on half the bottom (unstable, needs a base) as it was screwed in to the floor and wall as part of a row of cabinets.
Bought lumber to make a new base as it's the type with a toe-kick and I don't want to bolt it in as it's probably not going to stay in this room.
Cut the damn dado grooves too deep, now I have to glue a filler strip in for the front and back to sit on and support the weight. Dammit!
|get off my lawn
two years until the next class reunion. Skipped out on the past ones, saying I'll show up for the two-bit, when I'm successsful and all that. Yeah, not really seeing that happen right now.
Got a new friend request, looking through, name sounds familiar but the person does not, from high school? So start looking through friends (like you do), and holy shit I remember some of these people (little brothers/sisters of friends) and holy shit do they all look alike in this family, like the round-face-quirky-eyebrow genes are all I GOT THIS. Parents, kids, nephews/nieces/niblings, cousins, whatever. Still wasn't able to find a few classmates, so not sure if that means that they're not online or permanently offline. :(
So. Yeah. Another cheerful day here.
|Sunday, August 4th, 2013|
|Saturday, August 3rd, 2013|
Anyone else remember a photo mashup/manip back in the 1990s with Kurt Cobain's face on one side and Frankenstien's Monster on the other?
|Friday, August 2nd, 2013|
That thing where you're looking at a friend's photos and are all like "wow, your sibling is such a nerd, why am I friends with YOU instead of YOUR NERDY SIBLING?"
Or is that just me?
|Wednesday, July 17th, 2013|
|it's not lupus?
So the GF's been complaining about pain for the last forever (week? two? 1990s?) and now I'm looking up the signs for appendicitis.
Used WikiHow, which the GF scoffed at (pfft, who needs reliable sources. I know that stomach pain means amputation of the left leg above the knee.)
- Fever — If your temperature is at or over 103°F (40°C), go to a hospital immediately. If it's at 102°F (38°C) but you're experiencing several other symptoms, go to the hospital as soon as possible.
- Constipation — If your constipation is paired with frequent vomiting, this strongly indicates appendicitis.
- Back pain
- Tenesmus (the feeling that a bowel movement will relieve discomfort)
So of these, she has a fever ("It's hot as balls and I just got off work!"), got a DeathGlare about the poop questions, has back pain. Yep. Gonna need to remove and replace all her organs, just to be sure.
ALSO, THE BEST PART: THERE'S AN ACTUAL WORD FOR 'MAYBE IF I POOP I'LL FEEL BETTER'. I thought that only worked with German or something. So instead of announcing "I gotta take a shit" I will declare "I have Tenesmus" cuz it's all medical
|Sunday, July 14th, 2013|
Been at the place here for over a year now, having a party Saturday (you're invited) to celebrate. Been working to fix all teh things in the past week we havne't finished fixing in the past year.
I'm typing this with a cat on my arm. It's not my cat, it's teh GF's cat, but she lurves me more. :D Take that!
I should be painting right now. :)
Celebrated 4 years with the GF. Celebrated one year since losing her sister. Another friend just lost someone. A friend's brother's in the hospital with something they say isn't cancer.... Two months since the layoff. A year of cat-ness at the end of hte month.
|Saturday, July 6th, 2013|
New recipe for today, in the slowcooker.
Big frozen chicken breast from like months ago.
Can of every veggie in the house:
-Peas (half a frozen bag, leftover from last crockpot thing)
-Diced tomato w/ chilies (too spicy for the GF's taste)
Bell pepper chopped
Two carrots chopped into coins
Two potatoes, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup(ish) water (when things looked like they were too dry)
No real spices, at least in the cooker. Zehnder's chicken seasoning was good, salt & pepper, maybe some cumin.
The tomatoes & chilis give a slow burn heat, not really noticeable until the second bowl.
|Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013|
Party on the 20th at my place.
Anyone wanna come over tomorrow and help organize/clean/prime/paint/rewire the upstairs/install a second bathroom/rehang cabinet doors/all the things/stop me from panicking?
|Monday, July 1st, 2013|
Had a dream where a former foodservice manager offered to hire me (within walking distance!) at her fast food place for my most recent wages.
|Friday, June 28th, 2013|
So, yeah, budget things.
Turns out that being not-actively-working really sucks the money out of you. Which, granted, I've been losing money ever since I decided that I should invest a few decades to paying off living space at an oversized couchfort with a yard, but now? It's killing me, smalls.
Electrician bailed, need to update the wiring upstairs before we drywall, need to drywall before we put flooring in, need flooring in before we can put up the bed and make it a master bed. Roof could use a makeover. Also, medical bills from my pearls a few months ago. Rent/utility/water. All vying for the same dwindling pond.
1. Who's hiring in S.E. Michigan?
2. Who's a good licensed/insured/bonded/etc electrician in the Downriver area?
3. Favorite recipe? Bonus if it includes a crockpot.
|Thursday, June 20th, 2013|
So demo work mostly done upstairs, ceiling's mostly leveled out, still need to take out the bits of panelling that remain and pull out the gazillion nails left behind. Popped some tiles removing the paneling, need to spec out some replacements (peel & stick) the same height so we can put a floating floor over the upstairs tile (too much work to remove).
Need new electric up there, then drywall, then painting, then floors, then upstairs is done!
|Wednesday, June 19th, 2013|
I shaved. I shaved my eyebrows. I no longer look like I should be in Labyrinth.
|Tuesday, June 18th, 2013|
|Friday, June 14th, 2013|
The GF is the wooooorst.
There's a Fancy Hat (Spiked) Tea Party tomorrow, my place, 3pm. (Yes, you're invited. Probably.)
I did not notify anyone, the GF made a FB event thing for it, and neglected to invite me (it's my place!) on facespace.
So I just invited people. And they're all "DUDE WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME BEFORE" and now I feel dumb.
I will therefore drown my sorrows in tea* tomorrow.*tea comes in green, black, oolong, and rum, right?</small>
|Thursday, June 13th, 2013|
So DrywallGuy was today. Did the demo on the ceiling, finish up all the detail work tomorrow (taking down the old stuff, fasteners, dealing with new furring/firring strips for new drywall, plumb/level all the things, etc.). I'm sore, not used to this much physical stuff. Got all the useable paneling downstairs, can maybe repurpose it for woodworking things. First thing would be to build a table that I can put the new vise on so I can do things like hand planing.
Need to fix up some other things upstairs, then bam! Ready for drywall!
GF came home from work right as we finished work for today, and we (GF & I) were attacked by the NapFairy. It was super effective.
Also, had the strangest dream: DrywallGuy called me back, said he needed the demo money early to fix the work truck, and I offered to replace the plugs & wires. Then I half-woke (stupid alarm), went back into the dream, and told DrywallGuy to call my cousin the mechanic for the fix, and I don't know what's going on regarding the worktruck after that.
What the hell, brain?
|Monday, June 10th, 2013|
Yeah, well, it may not be the worst thing ever, but I lost my DS stylus. The stylus that came with the DS. Like 5 years ago. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Yes, I know I can get an aftermarket stylus, but it'd be aftermarket. Not the original. Not the one that came with.
Time to tear this shithole apart and find it, or take a nap and hope things will get better tomorrow.
|Thursday, June 6th, 2013|
HIMYM: Heavens to Gretzky!
|Tuesday, June 4th, 2013|
Yesterday, I spent half the daylight hours putting around in the garden. Planted three beds, reran the soaker hoses about a dozen times, planted almost all the things (seriously, where did those last two tomato plants come from??). We're using the Square Foot Gardening system this year, so each bed has 12 squares of veggie goodness.
All the time I was out I had a little birdy supervisor, a robin I think. Put some water in a teeny flowerpot, put some seeds in another, and tried to get the littlun to eat and drink, wasn't having it. Noisy, too. Not so much with the flying, but not a bird that just fell out of the nest all featherless and such. About the size of a sparrow/wren, not the size of a full-fledged robin (had another one of those yelling at me a few times. Relative?)
And this morning? went out to check the garden, and the bird had died overnight. :(
|Thursday, May 30th, 2013|
Made a grilled cheese out of pepperjack. Not sure if I like, had a lot more heat to it than I'd expected a grilled cheese sammich to have. Might try it again, with cheddar.
|Wednesday, May 29th, 2013|
So 'they' say write what you know.
Somehow, I don't think that involves a human decker, ork EGL rigger, and an elf shaman investigating a suspicious death during a Convention set in a highrise in the Tolkien-Gibson world that is The Shadows.
And yes, picture a cross between an Uruk-Hai orc and Abby from NCIS with more lace/doilies, and a BJD surveillance robot. Elevator hacking on the fly. Guardian spirits watching over the con. Fanboys/fangirls wearing the latest chrome lining up to get autographs from their sci-fi heroes in the trids & comix.
Debating on setting it at a scifi con or at a magic/Awakening con. Or doing a series of this with different venues.