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  • Reality Bites Back -- Murphy's Law and the Chew Toys: This is the most recent news between me & [identity profile] selkit.livejournal.com On the one paw, circumstances have been less than ideal because Murphy feels the need to make everything harder than it was already. On the other...I don't really want to go there. A learning experience; good because it had a lot of positive memories/moments and bad because of the strain it put us both through. A piece of me will always be with him, even if our paths never cross again in reality. Advice had been heard, parts of it may have been followed while others of it were ignored. I don't want to make a scalding post against him, I just ask you understand this is the way it is because Murphy decided to chew on us. Sean, I don't blame you. I never will. I feel it's my fault it didn't work. I am truly sorry.



  • Chaoswolf: The Gypsy Years [Impending move II (as it's my second move and numbered thusly)] -- stated in this post, I'm too busy acting on survival instincts to attempt preparations for the impending move; which is happening by/before end of March (new location Marysville). Don't get me wrong, I love Redmond. The problem is the apartment complex. You may remember my earlier post that is one of the two major deterrents from living here. The other...well, really...it's just way too damn expensive to live here now. Rent is now either $1050 or $1100, that I just simply don't have the means to afford anymore (it was $962 when we got it initially in April 2009). I am grateful to Dix and [identity profile] asahoshi.livejournal.comfor the offer of space, [identity profile] celedraug.livejournal.com and her minion E for offering to help with the transportation issues surrounding the move, [personal profile] mdlbear and Mamacat for being so supportive, and Grimm for buying my knives so I have enough $ to scrape by with until circumstances change.



  • conflikt was a fantastic con for me. We didn't see [identity profile] vixyish.livejournal.com or [identity profile] tfabris.livejournal.com, but we did have one hell of a filler: the one and only [identity profile] ryuuaja.livejournal.com. I am extremely impressed with the bard's music over the last year.
    • Friday, I was waiting for [identity profile] asahoshi.livejournal.comand company to show up. I'm wearing my tail, and after stopping by the dealer's den to confirm my favorite bard was at his table, I went upstairs to trade a few words with Dad and get my fur suit. Walked back downstairs and showed up and I think he said "Because nobody in their right mind would bring a fur suit to a filk con." He's correct: I'm right handed, so in my left mind. Hehe. Dinner with the [personal profile] mdlbear followed by some really interesting concerts. I was a big fan of Cecelia Eng and Steve Dixon's sets, as they were a nice mix. Black Davey's Ride done earlier in the night followed by Our Mrs. Reynolds (which, for those of you who don't follow Serenity/Firefly is a song about Mal's wife set to the same tune) was just bloody awesome. Awesome filking later on during the open filk, followed by me going to bed @ ~0230 or so.

    • Woke up Saturday morning (uncertainty what time exactly) to have breakfast with the 2 Ds and a J mentioned above (who were my room mates at the con). Got back to the hotel, placed an Interfilk bid or 3, enjoyed every waking moment. Not to mention spending more time with my parents. Had interesting time playing messenger and getting shot, but that was fairly irrelevant due to the fact that con weddings are win when over with. Um...Interfilk voice auction resulted in me & asahoshi getting into a bidding war over a holographic Matrix poster. She started the bidding rather low at $1, then I think I upped it to $5, then 6, then 10, til finally I won it @ $25. Interesting we were the only two bidding on this...*shrug* Mom & Dad donated some of their mutant lemons, which went for a whopping $20. Being that these lemons are infamous, I thought that they'd be worth more. Wrong. Dinner was awesome, mixed with discussion and followed by The Bard's amazing concert. The last 4 songs of his set were Daughters of Angels (which I was busy stuffing my face through), Animals All The Same, (which I was jamming hard near the stage in a bomber jacket/suit), Blood and Passion (again, nomming), and Hymn To Herne (more nom). I may have the order wrong on the last 4, but I know I have my actions right during the songs. My biggest regret about that night aside from the bomber jacket and air guitar on my tail was that I wimped out early for music and didn't get to do dawn patrol.

    • Sunday. That was interesting. Wedding that we slept through ( I didn't really know the couple, and I was hungry), music that I scribbled right before lunch followed by last minute bidding wars on things in the silent IF auction between me, asahoshi and her mother over pens, chocolate covered espresso beans, and candy. I got the pens and chocolate espresso beans. I was borrowing asahoshi's copy of the Heather Alexander song book, then grinned as I finished the lyrics. Lunch ends. We come back to the hotel, I go into the Dealer's room.
      QOTD:

      Me: Aja, you going to be at the smoked salmon?"
      Aja: "Yes, of course."
      Me: "Good." and smile knowingly. I have a surprise for you.
      Aja: "I know that look. That's the 'I'm going to have to kill you' look."
      Me: "Yep."

      Shortly thereafter, I smoked him that night with Working On A ConCom. I got points! And his blessing to post it to his fan community. Last time I did this, it was at a NorWesCon in an open filk circle (Lassie Are Ya Tunin. Lyrics for Working On A ConCom will be posted the next time I actually open my song book, which I've not been feeling up to doing since con due to depression/panic.) I'm seeing a pattern here. Savitzkied. Not quite the same ring as Kanefed, but similar effect. Both times, I was singing in front of my idol and I was trembling with stage fright. The fact I had alcohol in my system both times was purely coincidence (IMO).

  • C:tGY [Move II (con't)] -- Move details are pending. Post-con shenanigans include trying to help as best I can of getting the space I'm moving into cleared out, stuff packed into boxes, and will need to have a discussion with the current room mates about when (approximately)I can dismantle the kitchen and pack up my stuff, since most of it's mine. My biggest issues with the current amount of stuff I have is the dresser, amount of clothing, the desk, and a hope chest. I'm hoping I can take the desk apart and reassemble inside my small room, but getting it in there is going to be a trick and a half given the size of the hallway. May have to put it on craigslist or something. *sigh* then spend money for a new desk...wait -- the card table is mine. Yeah, reality bites like that. I'll be trying as much as I can to attempt to move stuff from here to there so I have less to do come next month. Will most likely start bunkering down and doing all of that packing crap after the 20th, as that's when it becomes crunch time for me. I'll also need to score some packing tape I have duct tape. That'll do. Um....hm. There will be a separate posting on move details (possibly even a filker filter) of its own. Now for the question (modified slightly since I'm a free subscriber):If I created a move post tag/filter, would you want to be on it? Options are Yes, No and Clicky. If you give me the latter of the three, I'll be looking for a smart-ass or otherwise humorous answer saying what Clicky means to you. (can also include yes/no answers, if you're so inclined.) Second half of that question is filter or tag: why you'd prefer your answer.

  • Gadget lust [new cell phone] -- the one I have is an old school Sony Ericson W750. It sucks. It has a non-standard (all the phone chargers are now micro USB now, IIRC) charger/USB cable, my USB cable craps out on me when I attempt to charge it, the wall charger is bulky and awkward, and the phone constantly says it has an invalid SIM card. Initially, I wanted the Motorola Backflip, which I learned has been discontinued. The Motorola Bravo appears to be it's successor, camera somewhat more fail-sauce than the Backflip, but if that's the only thing I'm sacrificing...I'm not going to complain. I hate my Ericson so much, and the Moto Bravo has a thingie that lets you locate it! That's a function I will actually use! If I get dumb and leave it in a pocket or plain sight, I can find the damn thing.Want! 'Course, I need to talk to Dad and see about the possibility of getting this done before I move (the issue will be that I'll need to have $70 on me or in my account I can pay with to walk away with it same day and I'm currently broke.) Hopefully, this will happen. I want to shoot my Ericson. I like the idea of having a wi-fi enabled phone, and a functioning QWERTY keyboard. I hate having to press a button 4 times for one letter, more in the case of a 1. Grr.

  • Taxes: Oh yeah. About that. I'll still have to file. It'll be interesting and slightly delayed because I have to wait for my dad to ship up a copy of my tax return from last year (since I asked him nicely to file for me.) Once he does, I'll do it (for the first time)on my own. Bleah. However, based on my sorta income (2 short-lived jobs I had that paid well, relatively) and sponsor membership @ FC 2010, I may be looking @ $349 in ITR (Income Tax Refund). Here's hoping I don't have to chuck it all toward space @ Dix's and I can actually spend it on something useful (driving lessons or sanity checks.) Anyways, now that I've made everyone depressed, I'm going to shut up now. May the rest of 2011 not suck, please?
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Recurring theme that I don't seem to update until I have something to say. I'll try to get better. Argh.

I do believe in cut tags...(Relationship) )

I do I do believe in cut tags...(Sammamish Ridge Apartment Fire Update )

I do I do I do believe in cut tags (moving options) )

Edit 1738: Garlic Jim's wants to give me a job interview tomorrow. I've got no problem with this.

Special Day

Mar. 8th, 2010 07:31 am
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Today's a special day. Not sure why, but I've been looking forward to this for a while. Not just because of the fact my chain shirt package arrives today. but probably because it's the Monday of Shadow Accord week. SA is the LARP group I am now involved with, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] asahoshi. Also because I'll finally stop typing 03082010 as the date for a lot of things.....grrrf.

This chain shirt I'll be making is going to be a good learning experience for me in terms of my weaving, and it will give me a template to use for future reference. Will also give me something else to do In Game. Speaking of game, wow. I just realized I'm pack-less. Hopefully this will change soon, either by me creating one or me joining one. In either case, I'm going to be busy with this shirt IG and OOG.In terms of pack, I am not looking for one to take me in right away. I've talked to one person about forming a pack of our own, although he may be joining another pack instead. I'm not worried by this, I'm just...a loner for now. I really hope this changes.
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This is a PSA: If you wish to call me/chat with me/whatever, please attempt to correspond before 3pm. I need to start work by 1530.

I'm doing stuff for USArchives, huge contract. $10/hr, full-time.

This has been a PSA.

QotD:
[livejournal.com profile] selkit: "Hey, love."
Me: "Hello, dear. Am I interrupting anything?"
Him: "No."
Me: "Are you sitting down?"
Him: "Yes."
Me: "I haz job nao. Interview, 20 minutes coffee-housing (chat), walked out door with paperwork. I start @ 3:30pm tonight."
Him: "HOT F*****G DAMN!!!"

(Room mate got text.)

I haz a wii nao too. (Got that yesterday.)

OK, so :-p

Feb. 9th, 2010 11:26 am
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I apologize about not posting every day, [livejournal.com profile] selkit. I've been busy looking for work. So here's what I have done.
  • Went out last Thursday to apply for work @ hotels
  • scoured craigslist.org for several days
  • Filled out the hotel applications and am going to drop them off today, possibly.
  • Job-interview today for a warehouse
  • Filled out application for Mariott (again)
  • Trying not to go insane.
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Cut because I'm tired. )

Aside to select individuals:
  • [livejournal.com profile] kendaer: I'll be talking to you via email re: the shirt you wanted for Legacies. I am learning a pattern in my copious spare time (*snerk*) and currently don't have enough aluminum to make it with. More details on that later.


  • [livejournal.com profile] runnerwolf: More details on gofur stuff will be forthcoming when you're ready for it. If I'm still living up here in a year, I'd love to help with this con.


  • [livejournal.com profile] vixyish: I will contact you in the next month or so to possibly discuss particulars of a necklace you wanted from me a few months back. Purple chain, Euro 6-1 pattern etc. Once your life calms down a bit, I mean (that whole 2 cons in 1 week thing.)


  • [livejournal.com profile] pacfenspotlight: I will PM you or comment on your LJ when I have my [livejournal.com profile] alexanderfans pics posted, as you wanted shots of Alec.


That's all for now. I'm tired and need to go to bed.
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I have to leave, Horatio. )

All in all, it was a good visit. I have my wedding album so that I can share with [livejournal.com profile] runnerwolf and company (huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] artbeco), have a few sci-fi books (Merlin's Descendants, The Kris Longknife Series, Mists of Avalon/Lady of Avalon, and the Excalibur anthology), have a few cook books (Diabetic ones for me and the roomie, since he's the diabetic), both laptops (for game testing @ my husband's insistance), digitized copies of most of my character sheets (for gaming w/ sibling, Justin or otherwise), a hard-drive full of music and a few movies (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] screaming_angel. All in all, I had a damn good time.

Aside to [livejournal.com profile] mdlbear: If you don't make it into my complex during your visit for [livejournal.com profile] pocketnaomi's birthday, I'll see you @ ConFlikt, so I'm not worried about it. Don't forget more Barefoot when you do. *grin*
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Nice way to end 2009. Here's why. )

I just want to live somewhat normally: a job, family, stable place to live....all at once.
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Contemplation )
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It's over. Taken from [livejournal.com profile] selkit's LJ:
"At 5:50 PM MST, today, she peacefully went, surrounded by friends and family alike, honored as best as we all could in the present atmosphere."


When I spoke to him shortly after it happened, he told me "she was pleased to have you as a daughter-in-law." I couldn't have asked for better.

I've spoken to [livejournal.com profile] sailorv61 about 3 minutes before, to discuss the Prius and the amount of space. I'm handling well. For now.


Will be hanging online for the moment.
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Happy Anniversary, [livejournal.com profile] selkit. 1 year ago today, we were married here @ Consonance. At 0700, I received a semi-panicked phone call from [livejournal.com profile] selkit that my mother-in-law's condition is rapidly deteriorating. Due to the darkness in the room and the fact my cell phone was next to the laptop on the desk, I didn't get to it in time to console him. I quickly called the number back, left a voice mail message, then called Bird. It seems that the EndGame is about to happen. I could be wrong. But to think that my 1 yr anniversary to him is marred by this. Fuck. Any plans I had to spend any time with Selkit on the phone for our anniversary just got blasted to smitherines.

May miss concerts today, will need hugs, will need...contact. Drinks may help.

BTW, any news why AJA didn't get here sooner? I could use a dose of Never Lose Hope right about now.
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I've discovered that there's a specific mindset a geek gets into where they have a deadline, they must meet it no matter what the cost and they will damage themselves by purposefully throwing off their sleep cycle into something that those who wish to interact with him can't work around. I have realized [livejournal.com profile] selkit's new employers have stringent deadlines, and I understand that this whole "go see an immigration lawyer" thing was my idea, however that is no reason to blow off a conversation just for a nap that you couldn't take earlier..

Then, there's the flip-side where I realize I seem like I've been nagging him about that. I understand the fact that insomnia happens, and when it does that he tries to get some work done though it seems to me he is deliberately becoming a night owl and me having to dictate times I would like to be able to hold a decent conversation with the other side intellectually responsive with the potential of integrating a third person into intellectual discussion for the next 6 months' planning does not seem to me as being highly unreasonable.

When insomnia happens to me, he has no problem with me staying up late or wanting to sleep in. I seem to have a great big problem with him doing it when we say we have things to do. While we're together, we make plans for the subsequent day and I nag him constantly. While we're apart, I put my concern in such a worded fashion to him that it sounds like I'm nagging about it again. I place it merely as concern, but through a text terminal there isn't any way to tell what the other person is feeling emotionally. I seem like I've come so far in my progressions from a year ago, but can't seem to bring myself to not nag. This is a problem with me being a geek as well.

Is it just my imagination, or do all geeks think like this?
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PSA: In the event of my network fu failing to work during FC and likelyhood of me not finding amicable arrangements in the Seattle/Bellviue area, I will be continuing my life in the bay working for temp agencies and potentially moving out of Starport proper but will most likely still be in the area. Can't drive, but will help towards rent and suchlike.

Realization: If I can, I want to see Selkit to the border. I want to be able to stay, but can't due to circumstances of inability to afford. I know about the vacancy @ [livejournal.com profile] silverstorm2013's apartment, and I will be doing a look around for potential other vacancies in apartment-stuffs post-con. I am going to hope that things materialize and at least one of my contacts with the web propositions works out for me.....guess time for me to make phone calls and stuff.

Wanted: New Hope )
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I have determined that it is inevitable I move north. Most likely to the Seattle region, due to circumstances. [livejournal.com profile] selkit covers it pretty well in his post, but for sake of argument I will cover the highlights of what I'm looking for/at:


Anyone with the following information, -please- share it;

- Leads on fandom folk of the sci-fi, furry, or filk variety with open housing space
- Also, mundane households tolerant of such oddity
- Job leads for a young adult who has recently acquired an English-focused associate's degree with a smattering of HTML, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver on the side
- Advice regarding how to handle the Immigration Bureaucracy Beastie on either side of the border (Survivor stories will help!)
- Any other general advice regarding helping someone out with their first away-from-home move

Advice, moral support, immoral support, and maybe athletic support, will all be of great use and great interest to us.


Oh by the way...[livejournal.com profile] mdlbear reports on the most recent medical involvement with [livejournal.com profile] flower_cat. Fistula again.

Life

Dec. 16th, 2008 09:33 pm
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Life is. It exists. Mom's home now, I'm with my love, all is good. Doesn't mean for a minute I enjoy my sister's company. She's a great chef and everything, but damnit --- I wish the drama llama would leave. She's producing enough llama-ness for the entire household right now. Grrr.
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Argh!!! Before I begin explaining this nonsensical subject title, I wish to extend thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cflute for creating the term "snap-dragon". Now, on with the text. )

On a positive note, going to Golden Bough concert tonight and AJA concert tomorrow, followed by D&D on Sunday. I think I'm done now.....
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I just finished making a chain mail pic:


for TBA at school.

Also finished uploading the backlog of pictures from V-day and a few other random shots of [livejournal.com profile] sucrosesanction. Hey, Panda --- your pics are done.

Also for S&G added some pics of my darling [livejournal.com profile] selkit into the Personal Pictures scrapbook gallery.
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Just my opinion of the situation. This is not directed at any particular person, but I don't like it. [livejournal.com profile] mdlbear says this about [livejournal.com profile] flower_cat.

Just to supplement, I say this. )

On the plus side, I think I have a good idea when I'm seeing [livejournal.com profile] selkit again. That made me happy.

I curse whomever gave me that damned Chinese Fortune Crappie Curse Cookie with: MAY THEY LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES!!!! Biatches.

Edit: Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] tetralizard and [livejournal.com profile] silverstorm2013 for your offers for us to call if we need anything. We (as a collective household) appreciate it.

More fun.

Nov. 14th, 2008 05:05 pm
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So, while I mean fun in the sense that I've been not depressed, I also mean it in the sense I was cooking again.

Dinner on Thursday Night )

Also am getting [livejournal.com profile] selkit for Xmas, so feeling happy about that too.

And will be cleaning my den in between boredom fits. (Playing heroes V right now, will be doing homework later tonight, and will be cleaning den soon.) Research paper happens tomorrow morning for one class at least.

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