Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:35 pm
apollymi: Newt, Hicks, & Ripley checking blueprints, text reads "Family" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley+Newt: Family 2)
I'm so tired of Mirko Pasta and all the attendant drama that comes with it. We've got servers that can't act like grownups if the world depended on it. We've got managers who take a very lazy hand on how to manage, preferring to try to manage the customers instead of the staff. We've got the kitchen staff who do their own thing whenever they feel like it. And I'm sick and tired of feeling like I'm having to herd cats every time I go in, just to get anything done.

But I guess that's an old complaint.

So yeah

Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:33 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
I'm trying to decide if I feel arsed to do much of anything appearance-wise before I go into Mirko tonight. Last night was a shitshow of the unpleasant variety, and I'm not really eager -- less so than normal -- to be there. On the other hand, we're going to go see The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight after work, so I will be touching up and putting on (possibly additional) makeup before that.

And that's the sole point of excitement I've got for today... maybe for the entire weekend.



Friday, 21 October 2016 02:59 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text reads "Sometimes you just have to say Screw Canon" (Text: Sometimes screw canon)
Just about time to venture back over to Mirko for work. I'm actually looking forward to talking to Michael about the whole legality of me being forced to not clock in for catering thing so more.

But that's about it. It is Friday, so who knows how busy we'll be.

Long day

Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:52 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art, Roy & Ed, no text (FMA**Roy/Ed: These quiet moments)
Long day has been long. I woke up with a really great idea and got most of it jotted down... but in getting down information on one character, I forgot the name I had had in mind for the narrator. But I got most of the rest of it all, so that's good, yeah?

We got the catering done, I took us over to Atlantic Station where we ate our packed lunches and killed time, [personal profile] katsuko went to her IKEA work, and I went back to Mirko, where I proceeded to slog through my dinner shift.

And that's about it. It doesn't sound like a lot, but believe me: it certainly felt like it.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:37 pm
apollymi: Yami no Bakura on a stripy background, text reads "Evil (crossed out 'looks like') IS a gay Japanese schoolboy" (YGO**Bakura: The face of evil)
So [personal profile] katsuko and I had a fairly productive day today. We got to sleep in a little bit, which was nice. [personal profile] katsuko got the laundry done immediately after she got up, while I, on the other hand, got the cats fed, while managing to forgot at least three items that needed to go into the laundry. Whoops.

After that, we had a tasty and satisfying lunch of sushi and hibachi at the buffet place across the street from us. And then... we both went and voted. I swear to you, it took us less than half an hour, definitely a lot quicker and easier than the voting process in Florida was.

As a reward, I took us both to the local art supply store. I bought [personal profile] katsuko a bristol paper pad and myself two colored pens. There will be much writing, and she's talking about getting back into her art, so... win all around?

We also killed time in the Super Target, checking glasses and such.

Running short

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:07 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
I'm seriously running out of things to talk about here. It's a shame there are still two months left in the year of "a post a day" thing. I'll be glad to be done with it. I'm ready to stop coming up with some crap to say.

I've put in a lot of applications today. I've completely redone my resume today. I typed up a lot of what I had handwritten on A Good Way. I tried to futz about and find out why things were misbehaving with websites not connecting, and I think I've got it all working again. At the very least, not everything is timing out right now.

And that's it.

Shit show

Monday, 17 October 2016 10:55 pm
apollymi: Hansel & Gretel in the woods, text reads "We've got the taste of blood" (H&G: Hansel & Gretel: Taste of blood)
I mean that in a good way and several bad ways.

The Good Way
I tend to refer to those "so bad they're good" campy movies that [personal profile] katsuko and I enjoy as "glorious shit shows" or "spectacular shit shows". These have included everything from I, Frankenstein to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, from Van Helsing to the later Underworld movies. Yeah, so bad that they're good... but they're also campy as fuck. Well, we went to see The Magnificent Seven movie today. It definitely fell in that grouping. We also saw the trailer for Assassin's Creed, and it looks like it definitely falls in that camp.

The Bad Way, Part 1
Work was a not fun kind of a shit show. At least one of our servers was in a right mood, and to make matters worse, it was slow as hell. Tantrums were thrown. Customers overheard and complained. I say now the exact same thing I said then and there: I've quit better jobs than this one.

The Bad Way, Part 2
Jesus fuck, this damn editing project. Like I said, I'm in the last two-tenths of the story. In these last two-tenths, they have since introduced John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Because we weren't straining enough as it was. I think [personal profile] katsuko can attest to my exact reaction being something along the lines of "Fuck me, now they've dragged poor Sherlock Holmes into this". Holy shit.

Another meh

Sunday, 16 October 2016 11:31 pm
apollymi: Quentin kissing a woman's hand, text points to woman and reads "fangirl" (DS**Quentin: Werewolf of choice)
I'm still slogging my way through this steampunk Dracula book. I really hope that Seven Seas doesn't ask my final opinion of this thing when I send it in. It would not be kind. All the interesting bits were in the middle sections, so they would have to chance someone making it through the drivel that is the first few chapters to get to the interesting bit... and be willing to stick around through the boring last half. The vampire bits are fairly well done, but the steampunk bits are completely forced, like the author was trying way too hard. And the grammar? Don't get me started on the grammar. It's pretty damn horrible.

And I might include a note that they need to send it back to the author to cut, edit, and trim. There's a lot of fat that can be cut from this... and probably really should be. And I can't imagine some of the editors I've worked with accepting a manuscript in this condition. It reads like someone's NaNoWriMo first draft.

And ask why the hell they're publishing this when they have a writer editing it.

It's money, but it's a painful read.

Honestly, I want to divide it into tenths. The first three-tenths are pretty boring. They are info-loaded, so much so that I will classify them right now as info-dumps. There are sections in here that the tenses, grammar, and information overload is such that, if I were to fix it, I would need to rewrite entire swaths of it. The next two-tenths are actually pretty amazing, when it's essentially a murder-mystery on an airship. The characters are well-rounded, and it's actually pretty damn exiting. Over the next three-tenths, there are occasional moments of that same fun and interesting characterizations, but a lot of it gets lost in the boringness...

And I'm still finishing up the last two-thirds. It's not shaping up to be much better.

They've managed to make Dracula boring. I'm not sure if I should compliment them on this or berate them for it.


Saturday, 15 October 2016 11:29 pm
apollymi: Eliot, Parker, and Hardison walking, text reads OT3 (OT3: Eliot/Parker/Hardison)
Today has been a fucking day, though thankfully it was one with a minimum of tears so far. I'm hopeful that that trend will continue until bedtime at least. I guess I'm just too... I don't know, emotionally fragile for... well... life, right now. Everything has me in fucking tears lately.

I hate it.


Friday, 14 October 2016 11:44 pm
apollymi: Human body, text reads Fibromyalgia (Stock: Fibromyalgia)
It's so damn loud outside the apartment. Someone got pulled over by the cops, and they had to get on the loudspeaker to give him instructions because -- apparently -- he wasn't listening to them when spoken normally. There are at least two police cars, and I can hear the siren that sounds like either the fire truck or the ambulance right out there too. And it's basically right at the bottom of the hill from our apartment.

Where our apartment sits, we're technically a basement, but our patio is level to the ground. To get to our apartment, we have to go up one set of stairs and then down another. We're built into a hill, you see. From our patio, there is about fifteen feet worth of common yard, and then there is a metal fence with razor wire on top of it. After that is a sharp drop down of about fifteen to twenty feet, and then the road leading into the complex.

The hullaballoo is at the road leading into the complex.

So yeah, it's loud here tonight.

Something here

Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:34 pm
apollymi: Bakura & Kaiba fanart commission, text reads "Apollymi" (Default)
I really don't have anything to say. I went to work, I did the catering order (including the 30 minute each way drive to Duluth), I killed time with [personal profile] katsuko before dropping her off at IKEA for the day, and then I went in to Mirko again.


Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:18 pm
apollymi: Stitch in a cape and hood, no text (L&S**Stitch: The... fuzzy blue alien kni)
I have a new Seven Seas project to edit. It's a 560+ page manuscript that I'm getting paid $300 to bring up to snuff... without making too many significant changes to the text. I can fix the tenses, fix commas, and correct misspellings, but I can't fix all. The. Sentence. Fragments. It's driving. Me nuts. But since I'm not allowed to change them. I'm just going to leave them be.

And Roo is being way too much goddamn help with all of this.


Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:20 pm
apollymi: 3 sections, 1st close up of Nick's lower face, 2nd Nick & Cassie at table, 3rd Cassie holding head in pain, no text (Push**Nick+Cassie: Watcher Mover)
Damn, I'm tired. I got up this morning with fairly easily -- sort of -- and [personal profile] katsuko got the catering handled all right enough. We got Chipotle for lunch, hit up an art store in the same shopping center. (She got drawing supplies, while I bought a truly impressive number of pens, so help with my writer's block issues, because weirdly changing pens -- especially for a purple or teal one -- does seem to help.) And I got her dropped off at IKEA all right. It took forever to get home, but once I was there, I hung out with the kitties and even managed a brief nap. So I have no idea why I'm still tired.

But now I'm at the MARTA station waiting for her. We're going to go ahead and do the laundry tonight (and maybe hit the gym while the clothes are in dryer) because we have some thoughts of hitting the factory outlet stores in Dawsonville tomorrow. We've both killed our most comfortable shoes, after all.


Monday, 10 October 2016 11:41 pm
apollymi: Ginji in taro/chibi mode with teary eyes (GB**Ginji: *wibble eyes*)
I'm tired. I hurt. My feet are killing me, and I nearly brained myself on my break today.

I guess mostly I'm just ready to collapse in my bed.

So loud

Sunday, 9 October 2016 04:05 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art of Sirius Black, no text (HP**Sirius: Do not approve)
Dear Lady Sitting Right Behind Me:

Okay, I have my headphones in. I have the volume up as loud as is comfortable, maybe a little bit more than so. Why the hell am I hearing your damn brats over all that?! For that matter, why am I hearing you over all that?! Is naturally loud a symptom of some weird genetic disease in your family? Is it contagious? If so, please advise, as I would like to avoid that if at all possible. Please note that I've spent the last hour on Amazon looking for noise-canceling headphones.

Disregard the fact I've also been on Amazon almost all day looking at the following: phone chargers, flash drives, flash drive cases, shirts, leggings, jeans, cargo pants, waist trainers, rings, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting.

Yes, my Amazon lists are out of control. Yes, I have multiple Amazon lists. I like to be organized.

Suck it, Lady. Just... suck it.


Saturday, 8 October 2016 03:29 pm
apollymi: Duo, Usagi, and Heero with grunge border, text reads "OT3" (OT3: Duo/Usagi/Heero (grunge))
I'm not sure that I have words today.

It was incredibly busy at work yesterday, so I barely got anything written at all. Every time it rains in the Buckhead area, Mirko gets insanely busy. We ended up with a waiting list that was eight parties deep. I had the newest manager, Claudio, stealing my list every so often to use for helping out with to go orders, so I got so far off. I ended up skipping people occasionally. The people it happened to were nice enough about it. I apologize and checked up on them at every opportunity, so that helped. One of them even tipped me... so I'm able to afford hot tea at Panera today. ~.~

And yeah, that's about it. Later, all.

So... something

Friday, 7 October 2016 02:20 pm
apollymi: Usagi in a swimsuit, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Summer)
Yeah, I guess I have very little of any good to talk about today. Little to talk about in general.

With that in mind, have a happy thing:

Something something

Thursday, 6 October 2016 11:02 pm
apollymi: Newt, Hicks, & Ripley checking blueprints, text reads "Family" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley+Newt: Family 2)
I'm sitting around with [personal profile] katsuko watching a lot of YouTube videos, mostly Cayleigh Elise and Rob Dyke. Because, yeah, it's October... But we always love watching Cayleigh and Rob. It's just so much fun, if creepy as fuck.

And, yeah, I've got [personal profile] katsuko working on a series of "fix it" fics for NaNoWriMo. And I'm thinking about just redoing the first book of Endless Loop for NaNo myself.

And that's it.

Links for later

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 11:27 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba, close up on eyes, text reads "Your eyes" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Your eyes)
I'm trying to remember some links, so I'm going to put them here for later. At least one of them:

*Broadway in Atlanta

Because I've already told [personal profile] katsuko that we're going to see The Phantom of the Opera for the birthdays. I want to take Mum to see Mamma Mia in the theater because we both love the movie.

And Hamilton will be playing in the 2017-2018 season, and you better believe that I got some needs there.
apollymi: Heero staring forward, Duo staring off to side, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: Starry Night)
I got the site updating done on Katherine Bell net. The changeover from concrete5 to WordPress is now completed. This is going to make my life so much easier, especially since I'm hoping to work on keeping it more up to date than I have been. I'm not sure I'm going to ever write under that name again, but it's good to keep the site more up to date than it has been being, yeah?

I was going to work on DMnet, but apparently SafeDNS has the entire domain blocked, so I can't. I'm not sure why. I don't think there's that much adult content on the site, but apparently it also blocks for popups and uncredited content and too many zip files and all kinds of crazy things. I've gone through and cleared a lot of popups and large zip files and such from DMnet and some of the subdomains. I might even try to completely clear out ones that haven't been updated in years.

But that's a matter for when I can connect to something on the domain.

And that's it for tonight.
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