rachg82: (tami scrunchy face)
Effing Christ, my upstairs neighbors are being super loud lately. It's like they're playing catch with furniture or something. And missing. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. Every other minute. I don't even get it.

(of course it doesn't help that the walls are literally thin enough for me to hear one of them vomiting at the moment -- seriously)

ANYWAY, who's in the mood for some meme-osity? I won't be posting my Year in Review or 2011 Soundtrack until it's closer to the end of December, but [livejournal.com profile] bibliodragon recently shared a "first posts of the month" meme, and I thought that looked just random enough to be fun. Out of context subject headings ahoy )

Also, I got tagged by [livejournal.com profile] sonneta today for another meme:

The rules:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 11 people to tag.
4. No tag backs.

Here are the questions she gave me )

Moving on, I finally attended an ACA meeting again yesterday & even went to lunch with some of them after. I kinda wish I hadn't done the latter though, just because of the money involved + this one lady who kept saying things that bugged the CRAP out of me. Not ACA-related, but more so society-related (hence my subject heading today -- it's from Lewis Black's bit about hearing something so stupid & senseless that you get an aneurysm from it, because you just. can't. let it. go. "If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college!" Haha). But it tainted the day regardless. Even so, there were a few thought-provoking things I got out of the meeting itself, so that's good. I've had a lot of conflicted feelings about the program & some of the regulars there in general circling my mind ever since though, and I'll probably just have to hash that out with my counselor. The "Thought Train" strikes again, oy.

On a way off-topic note, I read this week that Leverage cut to protect the spoiler-free )

Finally, I'm almost done with my show meme. Only one more entry to go after this. Gilmore Girls and My So-Called Life )
rachg82: (Adama/Roslin Oath kiss)
I don't think I've mentioned this here yet, but [livejournal.com profile] dosidella recently linked me to this site, which allows you to play old-school games like Dr. Mario & Donkey Kong online legally for free (no downloading required). I figured more than a few of you would be interested. So!

In other news:

-Rizzoli & Isles continues to be the gayest thing to ever happen to me. I'm saying. Gayer than my on-again, off-again WTFship with Amy. Gayer than RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. Gayer than Ms. Jay teaching you how to smize. Gayer than all six seasons of The L Word, including that time Dana took a hit of acid and danced around on stage with Tegan & Sara. Okay, maybe not THAT gay, but pretty effing gay nonetheless )

-I don't have anything to say about Psych, Community, or Parks & Rec this week except to give all-around gold stars.

-Revenge is the crackiest shit that ever cracked.

-I'm still watching Castle, and I enjoyed it this week, though it made me wrack my brain trying to remember the name of the XF fic I read way back when which started out basically the same way. Oh, interwebz.

-Bones )

-I was thinking it'd be fun to do a poll here asking people to choose which three eps they'd use to introduce a newb to the fandom(s) of their choice, but then it was like -- um, I don't know what shows you'd pick or how much room you'd need for your answers. And then of course I could pick the shows, which is what I'm about to do, but creating a real, actual poll for that kind of dealio sounds like a lot of work. And see my mood icon? Right.

So, instead, here's a list of shows (I'm limiting myself to ten). You can share your answers in the comments (and feel free to add new fandoms of your own):

-Bones
-X Files
-Battlestar Galactica
-Buffy
-Angel
-Gilmore Girls
-My So-Called Life
-Community
-Parks & Rec
-Psych

I'll share my choices in my next entry, obviously.

In RL news:

-I made home-made GF mac & cheese tonight, and it was pretty dang good. If you'd handed it to me without telling me it was GF, I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.

-Similarly, the GF rigatoni I had with B earlier this week tasted great as well. This is a big hoo-ray thing for me, because up until now I hadn't been able to find any good rice-based noodles, and it was very tragic.

-Aside from the cooking, I've been super lacking in motivation this week. One of those ~I don't want to do anything, say anything, move my body, or think~ situations. Where it's all you can do to get your dishes done, drag yourself to the store, etc. Like, writing this entry is an accomplishment. I missed my appointment with my psych today (though I'm still seeing my counselor tomorrow), spent a lot of time in bed for no reason, took forever to do anything or go anywhere, and yeah. I just feel stressed, I guess. And it's adding to the depression, so that sucks. I think I'm nervous about talking to my sister as well, especially after I reread the email she sent me (from when our uncle died) while I was working on my Year in Review post this week. It's like -- how much could she have changed in five or six months? And what caused her to change? How do I know she doesn't still feel that way underneath it all? How do I know it's not LIKELY she'll say that kind of stuff to me again soon? I'm going to talk to my counselor about it tomorrow, but in the meantime it's weighing on me.

And I think that's it. For my Vid of the Day, here's a lighthearted one by TaraGel:

rachg82: (here for laura)
-I'm feeling especially sleepy & lazy right now. What I'd really like to do is plan an evening in front of the TV with pop & snacks, but nooo.

-There's an ACA meeting this afternoon, but there's also one on Monday evenings. I'd have to get ready in a hurry (and pay for a cab) to go to the one today without being late, so I'm kinda tempted to do the Monday one instead. Especially because public transit is more convenient on weekdays.

-I do however want to go somewhere today. I just don't want to rush. I'm thinking I'll make myself a sandwich for lunch, take a shower, and then bus it down to Portland. I can make a pitstop at Forest Park to finish [livejournal.com profile] gina227's photo meme question from way back & then take care of [livejournal.com profile] keenai's by hitting up Voodoo Doughnut. The one downtown is still closed for renovation, but dear God have I been craving their donuts something fierce lately, so I don't even care--I'll go to the NE one. And I can excuse the gluttony by having taken a walk. TADA.

-[livejournal.com profile] teachlikeroslin and [livejournal.com profile] scifi_mel have created their own Hot 25 lists as well, in case some of you missed them & would like to see. You can find them here & here.

-Big-ups to New York, y'all. I'm sure you've all heard the news by now, so I'll just say this: I really needed a big smile this week & they delivered.

-Many of you on my flist are bemoaning the late Fall premiere of Bones this year & wondering how you'll fill your time. Fortunately, you have me, the TV-obsessed oompa loompa who never tires of pimping new shows. May I suggest any of the following? )

-I worked on my fic a bit more last night. It still feels a lot like chipping away at a huge block of granite, but sometimes that's just how it goes. At least there's progress being made, albeit incredibly slowly. I guess on the bright side the longer summer hiatus means less of a hurry for things like this.

-I put a temporary halt to my BSG rewatch after my uncle's death (being at the end of s4, I think most of you will understand why), but I think I'm ready to jump back into it now, once my TV's working again that is. I only have a few eps left. Pretty sure the finale's gonna kill me, but I don't mean that in a bad way. It'll just be emotional because of the subject matter.

Anyway, I'm gonna get going now, before I can convince myself that napping would be a better way to spend the rest of the day.

For my VotD, here's an appropriately themed song:

Voice Post

Mar. 27th, 2011 05:10 pm
rachg82: (Default)


P.S. For those of you who have never watched My So-Called Life--YouTube saves the day:

(This is of course the pilot episode, btw. There were 19 eps in all)



Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, & Part 5. You can also watch the entire series on Hulu, but only if you're subscribed to Hulu Plus (Jerks. It used to be free for that show) & you're in the U.S.
rachg82: (dollhouse nerd-love)
1. [livejournal.com profile] dradiscontact and I are still rockin' our Fangirl Festivus celebrations. We've now polished off the Christmas episodes of My So-Called Life, Community, Bones, and The X-Files; consumed a mass quantity of XF eps in general; finished off Firefly (minus the movie--that will come later this week); and watched more National Geographic documentaries than is probably healthy for either of us. I know how to make fried jelly sandwiches now. Did I mention they come with powdered sugar on top? LIFE IS GOOD.

2. I took Coda to Saturday Market & Voodoo Donuts this weekend, which was fun--albeit rainy. I let her know that was her first initiation rite to Portland, though. (the standing in the rain, that is, since Voodoo Donuts had a line wrapped around the building) We've been chillaxing since--as hinted at above--but the next plan will probably include either the Chinese/Japanese/Rose Gardens, exploring other sections of Portland like the Hawthorne district etc, or taking a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels. We'll see. I wish we had a car so we could do more, like go to the beach or Mt. St. Helens etc, but what can ya do.

3. I finally applied for a few jobs online & even wrote down the info for a few more, which I can apply for at the employment office in person. The entire job-finding/searching process still stresses me out enormously, but hey. At least I did something.

4. Speaking of stress, I'm really glad to not be alone this week. As it is, I started crying when I went online to buy my nephew & niece a Christmas gift. It helped to have someone here with me. For one, I don't have the money to buy them separate gifts. Not the kind I usually would anyway, once you include shipping. Number two, the gift I did buy? Wasn't anything expensive. Number three? I won't be there to give it to them & I don't know how they'll feel about that or what's being said to them about it. It's just really, really hard. But as Coda pointed out to me, I can send them more things later. That helps a little. UGH, HOLIDAYS. They take your pain & just exponentially multiply it.

To be real, though, the whole "stay alive until at least the end of the year" thing? A lot easier when I'm being distracted by company/playing hostess. This is very, very good timing and I'm grateful.

For funsies, I'll also share a few pics I've taken of our hijinks this week. )

5. Re: Firefly, btw? So far (again, minus the movie), I thought it was great. River is totes my fave, but I expected that so it wasn't really a surprise. Best be believin' there'll be icons on the way. I want one of her hugging that coffin, not to mention her with that twig/gun. She is frakking epic.

My Vid of the Day is by one of my fave vidders out there: blimvisible. All her vids are worth watching, even if you don't watch the shows in question. This vid is partially what got me more interested in Firefly, for instance. And that's coming from someone who'd already watched (and loved) every other Joss Whedon show anyway, but who for some reason just wasn't sure about the whole "cowboys in space" theme. Words: I gladly eat them.

rachg82: (Roslin plant)
Some of you already know this, but for the rest: I'm now unemployed. Or FUNemployed as I've decided to call it. This year has now reached epic proportions of win and I'm currently just waiting for the plague of locusts, basically.

Since this year began I went from loving my job to completely hating it, and in a weird way I suppose it's a favor. I wanted to quit but couldn't because I knew if I did I wouldn't be able to file for unemployment benefits, and also knew it would be a horrible move because of how bad the job market is. On the other hand, it was also extremely difficult to motivate myself to look for work while in the midst of already working full-time.

Meanwhile my contract at Xerox ended as of July 31st and initially my manager was going to temporarily extend it until the end of August while he "decided what to do next", i.e. whether to keep me as a Xerox temp (whoop-dee-do, same pay & still no benefits. What a great thank you for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales I've earned you! And no, that's not an exaggeration. I've never added up the exact total, but I remember in the summer of '08 alone I brought in a quarter of a million dollars. And yet? STILL A FUCKING TEMP), but today he decided to just end it as I missed on Friday and missed again today. Friday as you all know happened because of Barfapalooza. Today? I'll flat-out admit was simply due to feeling vaguely crappy from my period. I could've gone, but didn't. I was tired, headache-y, nauseated, & crampy. And I just couldn't drag myself in knowing full-well I probably wasn't going to be there after this month anyway, not hating that job like I do now. It went from being a place where people were able to get good bonuses and enjoy working together to a place where everyone is micro-managed, overworked, and suddenly you're not a sales rep anymore but a collections agent. It's not what I signed up for, especially since when I started it was supposed to be a temp-to-hire position. I cut them slack on that for a long time due to the recession & the hiring freeze, but once they started acting like d-bags to us on top of everything else I just couldn't take it anymore. A job with that much stress & hard work deserves to be permanent & have benefits. It's simply not worth it otherwise.

As it was, about five minutes after I got the phone call from my temp agency, I got a message on facebook from one of my coworkers letting me know she'll be a reference for me. I thought that was sweet. She also let me know another coworker's last day is Friday and he's going to go work for Comcast, and she plans to leave soon too. Considering yet another coworker just left a couple weeks ago (we're talking a team that started with like a dozen people and already lost Justin a couple months back), I predict an exodus on the horizon. It's kind of funny too because Justin and I and the guy whose last day is Friday all sat in the same corner with that girl, and since Justin's cube still hadn't been filled, she's going to be sitting over there in a ghost-town.

I'm kind of peeved my manager didn't even have the guts to tell me I was axed directly too. Whatever. Plus the lady from the temp agency was completely fake-nice/mean & condescending. "I don't know if we'll have anything else for you. . ." "So what you're saying is. . .you won't?" "Yeahhh, probably not." THEN JUST SAY THAT & DON'T PUSSYFOOT AROUND. Argh.

Despite the fact that I sound so okay about it though, I'm also kind of not. It's complicated. I've never felt so many mixed emotions in my life as I have this year. It's enough to make you feel crazy. Like, "how can I feel so unbelievably sad & hopeful at the same time? Am I nuts?" Seriously. But I know I'm not. It's not like I'm in a manic mixed state like my mom would go into (*edited to add: I feel I should proactivately clarify I don't mean to use the term "nuts" in a derogatory manner there. I have a weird relationship with that word & also with "crazy." But that's a topic for a whole 'nother entry). I'm just human, experiencing more than one emotion at the same time, but am not used to feeling my feelings and not suppressing them or compartmentalizing them. Allowing them to coexist is difficult. I do know however that I am depressed. Of course my period is NOT helping. Nor are the events of the past year. I tried tonight just watching some tv-comfort food--Bones & My So-Called Life--and then listened to some classical music & took a nap, but in the end what I needed the most was to write my emotions down on paper, free-form style. I haven't done that in years.

Since my journal has a history of being pretty open over the years--I don't hide a whole heck of a lot--I'm going to post what I wrote here. I didn't write it with the intention of anyone else seeing it, but it makes me feel less lonely not to keep it to myself. No one has to read it unless they want to though. It's mostly just for me. But at the same time, it's a lot more fully naked & honest than I've been in quite a while, I have to admit.

sunlight on a broken column )

I don't know what this will mean for my counselor, whether I'll be able to afford her or pay her less or what. I'm not thinking about that right now. Right now I'm just thinking about getting unemployment, trying to get food stamps (I am broke as HELL), going to an Al-Anon meeting this weekend, throwing out that birthday bag tomorrow and probably sobbing after I do so, and most likely spending some time cleaning tomorrow. I honestly think I need to do that before I can even get my head in the right place to start looking for work. I'm a little overwhelmed right now, to tell you guys the truth. I know I'll be all right though. Okay, so I don't KNOW that, but I'm going to just say that.

Because I'm feeling hormonal & emo, and because it's uber-appropriate to how I've often felt this year, my Vid of the Day today comes in the form of one of my favorite songs:

rachg82: (Bones therapy)
Sorry to slack on my XF rewatch duties, guys, but the post for "Deep Throat" is gonna have to wait another day or two (in my defense, I think the length of my post for the pilot more than makes up for any delay on the second post, y/y?). For tonight, I have some real-life stuff I felt like talking about instead:

1. I need your guys' help on something. I need to start forcing myself to bed at a more decent hour on worknights (i.e. Sunday - Thursday). Preferably before midnight. So if you notice me posting an entry or leaving you a comment at, say, 12:30? Write me back and tell me to get my bitch-ass into bed, okay? You'll be doing me a solid. 'Preciate cha.

2. It's a good thing my colleagues are so entertaining, because work the last few days has been so effing boring with all our customers out on holiday. Here was my favorite conversation from today, just because it cracked me up:

Coworker 1: 'Bout to call another fabulous customer!
Coworker 2: You are no longer allowed to use the word "fabulous" today. You've already used it too much.
Coworker 1: What else can I say then?
Me: How about stupendous?
Coworker 2: That's a good one. But I'm going with ~sensational.~
Me: Ooh, yes.
Coworker 1: Okay, I'll use that instead.
Coworker 2: And every time you say "fabulous" you have to put a penny in a jar.
Me: And just think, it's the perfect word for you! Wanna know why?
Coworker 1: Why?
Me: You'd better prepare yourself for this one: BECAUSE YOU'RE AN ~ASIAN SENSATION.~
Everyone: *laughing*
Me: *does rimshot*
Coworker 2: DUDE, YES. AWESOME. PRINT IT & HANG IT ALL OVER YOUR CUBICLE RIGHT NOW.

Just another typical day at the office, folks. Haha. I don't know how I get any work done, seriously.

3. I voluntarily ate a veggie burger today for the first time in my life. I kept seeing people order them at the cafeteria at my work forever and finally decided to give one a try. It actually wasn't bad. Then for dinner I grabbed some teriyaki chicken, which--as per usual--came with rice & veggies. Which I actually ate. Yesterday I had lean cuisines for lunch & dinner. It's like I'm trying to be a healthy person or something. WTF.

On a related note, my weight tonight? 146. Back in November? 168. Yeah, boyeeeeeee.

P.S. I have the feeling though that on this medication I'm gonna have to force myself to not go too far with the gung-ho-ness on losing weight, especially considering my appetite had already been a little wonky before this, because now? It's straight-up barely existent. I forgot--fucking FORGOT--to eat dinner the other night. I used to make fun of people who said they could forget to eat. I thought it was a joke. Apparently not. I didn't realize I'd forgotten until the next morning when I woke up all lightheaded (but still without a rumbly stomach), going "What's wrong with me? Oh yeah!" Dude. So yeah, keeping a close eye on it, because I have to make sure I, y'know, EAT. It's kinda important. But at least when I am eating, it's getting healthier! For the most part anyway. That's a good thing. (don't worry though, I'm not becoming some annoying health nut. I still need my burritos with extra sour cream & cheese, thank you very much. I ain't giving those up until you pry them from my cold, dead hands.)

4. Three more days until Bones' 100th episode. Holy shit I'm nervous & excited. Just a reminder though, please, PLEASE, do not spoil me if you know what's going down.

5. I'm still working on that Roslin picspam, but it's probably gonna be a while before it's finished now. WTF was I thinking piling on all this fannish shit at the same time? Did I forget that I never half-ass anything?

6. I still need to do my taxes. Motherfrakker. WHY MUST I PROCRASTINATE EVERYTHING.

7. I finally had my second appointment with the counselor tonight )

And that's enough rambling for today I think, because I need to follow through on my "get your bitch-ass to bed before midnight" resolution.

For my Vid of the Day, I'm feelin' the "My So-Called Life" love today. Okay, so I'm always feeling the love for that show, and will never stop, but today I feel like posting a vid for it. Let's revisit the wisdom of Angela Chase, y'all:

rachg82: (XF fangirl)


ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO THIS, BITCHES.

Directions: Vote for your favorite Shipper Pairing of all time below. I'm trying to be as all-inclusive as possible, so there'll be a few polls in a row to allow for more options (the order's a little random though, just as a warning. I didn't group all the pairings from the same show together necessarily. Sorry). Only vote in one of the polls (if you voted for more than one by mistake, *eyes a couple of you, ha*, let me know in your comment which one is your top pick so I can count your vote). Once you've voted, spam the fuck out of this place in the comments (if you have the time & are so inclined) to campaign for your favorite ship, doing your best to convince others why they should vote for that pairing as well (or change their vote if need be). Anything's fair game, from a simple explanation as to why your ship pwns, to .gifs, pics, macros, quotes, vids, whatever. Be as silly or serious as you want & hang out for as long as you want. I'll leave the poll open until late-ish tonight, so people from different time zones hopefully have more time to join in on the fun.

Make sense? Good.

edited to add: The directions above appear to still be confusing folks, because I'm still seeing people vote in each poll. So, once again, this time with feeling: there are three polls before you. Only vote in one, my homegizzles. Whichever poll contains your favorite pairing of ALL three polls. . .VOTE IN THAT ONE. Okay, we should be good now. Hee. (next time I'll know how to make ONE poll and cheat the code to include as many options as I need--since [livejournal.com profile] juliedarling told me how--but alas, I did not know how to do that before tonight. Sometimes I = less than smart.)

[Poll #1540953]

[Poll #1540954]

[Poll #1540955]
rachg82: (booth/bones heart)
Why am I updating when I'm so exhausted I feel like I'm going to fall asleep in this chair? Sometimes sense-making & I don't get along so well.

But I do have a few things I feel like writing about, so let's see how quickly I can get through them before I actually do pass out on my keyboard, shall we?

Ten random things of randomness )
rachg82: (mmmscullybubbles)
*taps microphone* ahem. I would like to make a brief announcement: I AM DONE WITH MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Yes, that's right folks, I am all done, and only one day before Christmas Eve! Go team! *waves pom-poms*

In other news: now that the holidays are nigh (oooh, Fancy Words McGee over here), I think it's about time I started my traditional ~Holiday TV Funtimes Marathon~, a.k.a. "Rachael will take any excuse she can get to veg out on her couch next to a stack of DVDs and call it festive."

Here are the lucky episodes that made the list this year )

Family update )

The Vidspamming continues: On today's plate we've got an X-Files/BSG two-for-one special. Bon apetit! )
rachg82: (Default)
I think it's about that time for another installment of TV-rambling, don't you? I'll even throw in a tiny bit of real-life blathering, and a TV Halloween Funtimes Poll! (Except not in *actual* poll format, because I'm full o' fail and haven't taken the time to learn how to make lj polls yet. Heh.)

Real life stuff )

Halloween Poll, low-tech style! )

Dollhouse )

Glee )

So You Think You Can Dance )

Mad Men )

The Daily Show )
rachg82: (mulder/scully baseball)
I'd like everyone to think back to where they were in 1994/1995. Go ahead, close your eyes. Picture the scrunchies, the doc martins, the flannel. And just for fun maybe throw in some knee-high socks, mary jane shoes, and babydoll dresses (Oh, 7th grade memories!). Recall what your favorite show was at the time. No, not Melrose Place. (hee) Well, okay, you can think of that one too if you want, but only to fondly remember Kimberly flinging off her wig and blowing up the apartment complex. (Good times.)

No, right now I want you to think more along the lines of Angela, Rickie, Rayanne, Brian, Sharon, and Jordan. Think back to the best teen show ever. Are you with me? Good. And if you aren't, I have good news for you. Hulu.com just got the rights to My So-Called Life (which I'm of course choosing to see as a shout-out to my recent post mentioning it. Heh). Every brilliant episode of its first and only season is available for online viewing, totally free. So if for some reason you've never watched the show (because you were either too old, too young, or living in the Congo at the time perhaps studying apes), now you have another chance.

I actually own the DVDs, but I was still all "OMGYAY!" when I heard the news. I even broke out said DVDs and watched a few episodes last night. Heh, what a dork. But honestly, that show just never gets old. I watch the Christmas episode probably every December, and still start to tear up the minute the ep starts.

It's one of those funny things too, because while you can get angry over the fact that the show was cancelled, at the same time it's almost a blessing that it never had the chance to diminish in quality. It never had a sophomore slump; it never started to suck. It's like this timeless, untainted gem. Always there to revisit and fall in love with all over again.

So, to those of you who never had the opportunity to catch it when it originally aired, get thee to hulu.com, post-haste. Trust me, you won't regret it.

And for everyone who did watch it, feel free to leave comments waxing nostalgic about your favorite My So-Called Life memories, and what kinds of embarassing clothes you were wearing back in the early to mid '90s. As for me, I think I pretty much tipped my hand above. Hee.

Speaking of things that make me happy, I felt inspired for my entry today to share with everyone the following listy list.

5 Random Things That Bring Me Joy:

including the following subjects --

-being a shipper
-the best video I've ever seen on YouTube
-Jerry Springer the Opera remixed
-Drunk!History
-Lauren Graham.

I am an expert in the art of time-suckage, ask me how! )
rachg82: (Booth/Brennan lean on me)
*nods to current song*

I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to this song without thinking of My So-Called Life. And feeling like a 13 year old again going "squee, Jordan + Angela = 4eva!". Hee. Speaking of that show though, I really need to have a marathon of it again sometime. I think the last time I watched an episode of it was Christmas Eve, when I randomly watched "So-Called Angels." (What, so I like my holidays with a side of weeping, is that so wrong? Seriously though, how much does that episode bring the tears? "A LOT" is the answer. I think my chin starts quivering the minute the credits start.)

P.S. Bonus points go to anyone reading this who recognized my subject heading today from that show. Even more points if you know which episode it's from. And Jen, I already know you'll get it, so you don't count. Ha.

Anyway, I don't really have much point for updating today, but I've made a resolution with myself to try to update again more so there you go. I do have a few things I'll comment on at least.

Time to get list-y up in here! )
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Okay, so a few quick things. Number one: I quit my job last week. Number two: I now have a new job. It's only a temp gig (at least for now), but it's still a job, and pays ten dollars an hour (whereas the last one paid nine). And I know you guys will want more details than that, but if I go into it too much, I'll be here forever. Knowing how longwinded I am, and all. But I promise to explain more thoroughly soon. For tonight, I just wanted to at least check in, and give like a cliff's notes version. Basically I was just really tired of the job I had, wasn't making enough money, and really wanted a change. And then flipped out one day and spontaneously decided to up and quit, with like no notice. Which I know is very irresponsible and stupid, and realized that like two seconds after I did it. But it was a heat-of-the-moment decision. And one based also on the fact that I kept feeling really stressed out and sick all the time, and kept missing work constantly, and couldn't stand to go back after missing again. So, yeah. Again, I'll try to explain better, in my next entry. But what's done is done now, and at least I found something else right away, and one that even pays better. And it's not far away, either. Kind of boring and tedious (I'm a file clerk), but I only just had my first day today, and am hoping they find other tasks for me to do as time goes on, to make the job more interesting. We'll see. Whatever happens though, it's just a temp job, so I don't have to stay permanently if I don't want to. At least it gives me money for now, and some experience again in an office, which is what I need if I want to find something else in that area after this one ends. So if nothing else, I can use it on my resume.

Anyway, that's pretty much it for tonight, because I need to get to bed. I work again tomorrow (it's full time, monday-friday), and then tomorrow night will go over to my sister's to watch my nephew all weekend, while she and my brother in law go out of town. First time she's ever left him with anyone that long, actually. It'll probably be exhausting, but fun, so I'm looking forward to it.

Before I go though, I wanted to also do that tv meme thing [livejournal.com profile] sonneta posted a while back. But I'll put that in a cut: memelicious! )

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