Something fast

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:23 pm
apollymi: The Labyrinth goblins staring out of dark background, text reads "The goblins are out to get you" (Labyrinth**Goblins: Out to get you!)
I'm going to make something really quick here, because I fell asleep in the middle of writing an entry last night. (Whoops.) Not exactly ideal, yeah? Go, team me, with the embarrassing, huh?

Tomorrow's an early morning too, with me having to drop off [personal profile] katsuko at IKEA at 6:00. ~.~ After that, it's over to Panera Bread to kill time until the kitchen guys get there for us to do the catering order. So I have to kill from around 6:15 until around 8:45, roughly speaking, given how long it takes to get from IKEA to Panera and then to get from Panera to Mirko.

I'll do the catering tomorrow and drive it over to its two respective schools, though thankfully not in my own car, and then it's back over to IKEA to pick up [personal profile] katsuko again. We're going to go from there to the tag office to renew Shinigami's plates ahead of my birthday on Wednesday. I think [personal profile] katsuko is planning on moving laundry up to tomorrow instead of Wednesday like normal, and I think that's about it.

Writing. That needs to happen, and a lot of it needs to happen. I'm still running ahead of the year. It's Day 51. I'm sitting at 58,195 words so far for the year. It's respectable. I'm not behind. But I'm losing my surplus. [personal profile] katsuko is running about 2500 words behind right now. I know that, once the April Camp NaNoWriMo rolls around, we'll be able to get caught up and get some more, but we're trying not to fall so far behind that Camp can't catch us up. So far she's had 4 days completely without writing. I've managed to avoid that, but my word day has been 465 words... and I've had a few of those kinds of days during February. Most days are still over 1000 words, but not enough of them to make me happy. I'll get back over there, though. I just need these damn boys to start cooperating.

I might need to include Roo in "these damn boys". He's giving the laptop some major headbutting love, enough to damn near knock it off my lap. That's saying something. He has great happiness, obviously.

Anyway, it's now time for sleeping so that we can get up stupid early in the morning. Later, all.

Long day

Sunday, 19 February 2017 11:06 pm
apollymi: Hicks' face, faded icon, text reads "If in doubt, NUKE IT" (Aliens**Hicks: Nuke the site from orbit)
Long day was long today. I'm really rather glad it's over and done with... even if [personal profile] katsuko and I do still have to get up and get going early tomorrow morning. Not as early as it could be, true, since she doesn't work until 10:00, but still early.

In fact, I'm taking her in for what amounts to a training session... and that's it. She has to be there for two frickin' hours.

Quickly, from IKEA

Saturday, 18 February 2017 07:08 pm
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
Today has been a bit of a shit show all around. Roo woke me up nearly an hour and a half before my alarm was set to go off, mainly by nibbling on my fingers. I swear: he used to do that when he was a kitten, but then he quit for years... and now he's doing it again. I'm not sure what to make of that. After a version of snacking that passed as breakfast, we went to the emissions place to have Shinigami retested. He failed. The guy at the emissions place said to drive it about 25 more miles, half city and half highway (but no over 60 mph if possible and no cruise control), and then come back and test it again. So, even though the empty tank light was on, I did that, brought it back, and it passed. Apparently, the engine had to reach a certain temperature or something?

To any effect, that left no time for doing anything like lunch, not with having to fill the tank too, so while [personal profile] katsuko was gassing up the car, I ran inside the convenience store and bought whatever looked like it might be filling-ish for a sort of lunch. So [personal profile] katsuko and I have yet to have real food today. Unless crisps and candies count... which I don't think they do.

We have been talking about -- and trying to talk ourselves out of -- a crossover that amounts to "the damn Robicheaux boys meet the damn Winchester boys". In other words, we're talking ourselves out of a Mag7/SPN crossover, using the boys as brothers trope we're so fond of. Because we've already sounded out an entire scene of Goody upbraiding the Winchesters for kicking off an apocalypse. With Joshua more or less live messaging the entire thing to Vasquez. The mental images are hilarious.

Of course there is the not inconsiderable fact that [personal profile] katsuko I quit watching Supernatural after Season Five. Because it still seems stupid to me for the show to go on after the apocalypse has ended.

Plus, they killed off Gabriel. I still haven't really forgiven them for that.

So, anyway, no real food yet today. When [personal profile] katsuko gets off at 7:30, I think we're going to try that, along with grabbing some jeans at Old Navy, since she only has one pair left that (a) are intact and (b) fit her properly.

Other than that, I'm trying to get my words for the day. I only managed 462 yesterday, which was pretty bad but still better than [personal profile] katsuko's 3, so there is that. It's Day 49 of the year and I'm currently at 56,603, so I'm running about 7 days ahead of the minimum of where I need to be.

I have no idea when this post is going to go up. It might have to be when I get home tonight. IKEA's wifi has gotten pretty damn horrible. In fact, it's gotten horrible enough that I'm considering getting a mobile hotspot just for while I'm here. It only connects one time out of twenty-five attempts, and if it does connect, it only stays up for a few moments at the time.

And yeah, that's about it. I've got parts of Monstrous: After Midnight and Wicked Ones I'm working on, so I'm going to do that until [personal profile] katsuko gets off work. Today's chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight will go up when I have wifi that says connected for more than two minutes at a time.

And that's it. Later, all.
apollymi: Vasquez firing his gun, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Out of focus)
I've got my car back, which is a good thing. It ended up coming to $510 to fix the whole thing. I returned the rental car. I'll eventually be getting $75 returned to my card. I tried to take it to the emissions place to have it retested, but the guy there suggested that I drive it between 50 and 80 miles, mixed used (highway and interstate), to be certain it passes, since they had to disconnect the battery to fix the car. So I'm thinking about driving up to Dawsonville and back, which would be about 60 to 65 miles. Then, if there's time, I might go ahead and do the testing today. If I can't do it tonight, I'll do it tomorrow after I visit Lord Sammy Sam the Grump King.

I've done a good deal of work on the Monstrous webpage, which has been a lot of fun.

And yeah, that's about it for me for now. I might do something else later in the night, depending on whenever [personal profile] katsuko is cut at Mirko tonight.

Later, all.

No updates

Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:46 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "He belongs to the dark" (YGO**Bakura: He belongs to the dark)
I don't really have anything to add to yesterday right now. I fell asleep on the couch pretty quickly after I finished it, and [personal profile] katsuko had to poke me until I got up and went to bed. I still think that maybe I should have stayed on the couch and damn the neck crick I would have gotten: waking up and getting out of bed this morning was one of the hardest things I've done in a while.

I guess I really do need to see about setting myself up for a doctor's appointment before much longer. I'm always tired, and it's not something I enjoy being. I still feel like, if I could just get back on something like a set schedule, I would be able to sleep better and feel more human, but there is more to it than just that. Yes, the wildly insane schedule doesn't help matters any, especially not the 9:30 or 10:30 nights at the restaurant and still having to eat after that, but I'm also without medication, with no idea what might be the best one for me to be taking. In the past, I've taken Wellbutrin (did good for a while then stopped), Zoloft (did good for a while then stopped), and many, many others, which I would need to go through my journal to find the names of.

My car should be finished by tomorrow morning, so I think the plan is to go pick it up pretty early in the day, return the rental car, go take it to the emissions place, and get it retested. When it passes--and it had damn well better--then I'll see about maybe going ahead and renewing the tag for another year now instead of waiting for closer to my birthday. If I don't do it tomorrow, then I'll do it on Monday. No sense in waiting until Wednesday.

[personal profile] katsuko is working tonight at the restaurant, so maybe she'll get enough to help cover that, since the rental deposit won't go back into the account that quickly.

I sent off a thank you email to the person I interviewed with yesterday, and that was a good thing to do, I'm thinking. I want to keep my name towards the top of the list.

Finally, I've worn my bustier under my shirt all day today and most of yesterday. I'm starting to feel a bit more constricted than I'm usually happy with, but I'm also liking the silhouette in the mirror a bit more too. It's not quite the figure I cut when I moved to Atlanta, but it's a bit closer. I'll get back down to there. Hell, I'll get back down to my goal eventually too.

And now it's time to head to Mirko. Later, all.

Interview two

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:25 pm
apollymi: Usagi holding Luna, Artemis, and Diana, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Kitties!)
I had my second interview today. I feel like it went pretty okay. I met with the State Librarian for about fifteen or twenty minutes, and then I did a Microsoft Office skills test. I did all right on most of the exercises, finishing the first six and starting on seven (out of ten) in the hour I was given. I think I fucked up the mail merge document, but that's about it. It's been a long time since I've had to do that one.

On the way back home, I got a call from the mechanic, saying he had found the issue, a connecting rod of some sort; he told me, but I was driving and couldn't write it down. It would be about $500 to replace the rod, with labor and all. It would be a short-term fix, one that might keep the car going another two or three years... or two or three months. Whatever the rod was, it completely unthreaded in the area it was supposed to be in. He's not sure what could have made it do that: time and age or something else entirely. If it's time, then the fix should hold me up a few years. If it's something else, then it's probably going to happen again at some point, possibly soon. But the only other real option, aside from fixing this one rod and all would be to replace the entire motor.

Fixing the rod = $500
Replacing the motor = $1500 to $1800

Yeah, you can just guess which one Mum and Charlie went with.

It wasn't going to be finished today, so I had to renew the rental car for another couple days. Since [personal profile] katsuko works at IKEA in the morning and I don't have anyone to go with and drive one of the cars, I won't be able to pick it up tomorrow if they finish it then. I'll have to go Friday morning when we're both free. But that's okay, because I've already heard that Friday's catering should be canceled. At least I kind of hope it is.

I do have a visit to one of my best petsitting clients, Lord Sammy Sam the Grump Master, tomorrow through the 18th, so there is a that. I enjoy getting to see him. He was my first client. He's been my most frequent flyer. He still hisses at me every damn time, hence the nickname.

We posted the new chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight on AO3, but I haven't gotten it up anywhere else. I think I might try to work on that tomorrow.

And yeah, that's about it. I'm going to try to go make words happen on something, likely either Wicked Ones, Monstrous: After Midnight, or Mag7/Lev. Later, all.

Something

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:12 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)
I'm struggling to keep my eyes open at this point. [personal profile] katsuko has given up trying and has passed out. I'm just trying to stay awake until my hair is dry, but if it takes much longer, I'm just going to braid it wet and go to bed.

Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do.

I've managed some words on Wicked Ones, but most of my word count today has been the Monstrous site's page for the Wild Hunt.

Wish me luck tomorrow with the second interview at GPLS. I have a half hour meeting with the State Librarian and then an hour long skills test.

And damn, [personal profile] katsuko is snoring up a storm, so yeah, I'm going to go back the hall to my own bed now. G'night, all.
apollymi: Duo and Heero back to back, text reads "Together" (GW**Duo/Heero: Together)
Today has been a damn long day and I am more than ready for it to be over. I got [personal profile] katsuko to work at IKEA by 6:00 this morning, which meant that we had to leave the house by 5:20, so we had to be up by no later than 5:00. Like I said, I dropped her off and then tried to go to Starbucks. The sign on the door said that they open at 6:00, but it was damn sure still dark when I tried to stop by, so I went on to Panera Bread. By the time I got there, it was about 6:10 or 6:15; they open at 6:00 on the dot, or they're supposed to, per some other locations besides this one. The person who rang me up was ill-tempered, rude, and given to the heavy "why are you making me work" sighs. Still, I got my hot tea and tucked myself into a corner with an outlet to try to make words come until it was time to head back to IKEA, once it was open for the day.

I didn't manage nearly as much as I wanted to, words-wise. I haven't done too bad today, but I have yet to reach the minimum number of words I need--1,000--but I haven't given up trying for the day yet either. I'm still fighting these boys, trying to make them do what I want them to do. Not what they want to do, which is apparently make googly eyes at one another.

I got bored and uploaded a screenshot of my Scrivener folder... or at least The Magnificent Seven part of it. Because apparently the world needs to see the level of ridiculously organized insanity that I subscribe to and create.

And yeah, that's about it. [personal profile] katsuko and I have been turning the house upside down trying to find Jimi's collar. He ditched it while we were at work yesterday, and now we can't seem to find it. Usually he's good about getting it back out from wherever he's ditched it in a couple of hours, but so far that hasn't been the case this time. And it's his spiffy Sith collar too!

And now, for real, that's it. Later, all.

Another long day

Sunday, 12 February 2017 10:13 pm
apollymi: Stitch doing an handstand and wiggling his butt, no text, animated (L&S**Stitch: Kiss my ass)
Yeah, I keep using that subject line. It does mean exactly what I think it means. Sorry, we watched The Princess Bride on the big screen for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday, and now all the quotable quotes are back stuck in my mind.

We got up a little later than we had been planning on, and we went back to Midtown to visit with Teak. Michael ended up being delayed getting back into town, so we had to make an afternoon visit for him too, but that was all right. We ate an all right lunch at Willy's Mexicana Grill, had a disgusting (at least for me) bit of Starbucks, did the afternoon visit, and then went to Panera Bread to drink some hot tea and try to write until time to go in to Mirko.

And Mirko was an exercise in frustration... but in a totally different way from Friday. Tonight, the kitchen collapsed under the orders (because we had what amounted to the B team in there) and UberEATS got seriously backed up (because we had the less good Uber guy working, in addition to the backed up kitchen). One of these days, I'm going to take a picture of Armando on his food playing games against the other hostess while food without lids sits in the window getting cold... and maybe I'll send it to Mirko. If I can figure out how to do it anonymously, that is.

I did get a little bit written while I was at the restaurant and before that, but I'm not happy with the amount. The happier Mean Faraday gets, the less he wants to talk... and that blows. I want him to be happy, but I also want him to give me some damn words. I want to write him being happy too, damn it! I want to write him and Vasquez being as fucking adorable as they are in my head.

Anyway, we have a very early day tomorrow, where [personal profile] katsuko has to be at IKEA by 6:00 a.m., so I think we're planning on heading on to bed pretty soon now. Later, all.
apollymi: Animal with a drum cymbal in his mouth, text reads "Eat Drums! (Muppets**Animal: Eat drums!)
We had a busy day, between coming up with things to do for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday and trying to do the pet sitting too. It wasn't too bad, I guess, but it still wasn't the kind of birthday I wanted to do for her. We went out to lunch and did a little shopping and went to a movie, all of which is fine and good... but it was interspersed with the pet sitting. Teak is a sweetheart and all, but I guess I wanted a birthday completely off for her.

Especially since I doubt my birthday will be completely off, unless I manage to get the car finished before the very last minute. Yeah, I'm not exactly holding my breath on that one, as you might have guessed.

Also, we have had way too much Roo assistance since we've been home. It's... exhausting, more than the rest of the day was, I think. He's making laps of the couch and walking all over keyboard keys. It's made much of anything very, very difficult.

So I think I'm going to try to write while he's occupied elsewhere. Or I might just eat the word count loss and go on to bed. We have another full damn day tomorrow.

Actually, yeah, that sounds lovely.

A long day again

Friday, 10 February 2017 11:34 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
It's been another long day. I had catering this morning, pet sitting for Michael at work in the afternoon, and then hosting at Mirko during the evening. In between all that, [personal profile] katsuko and I had some delicious food: Panera Bread for lunch (which sat on my stomach very poorly) and Jason's Deli for dinner (which was absolutely amazing (and still happy on my stomach, knock wood).

But today I came closer to walking out of Mirko Pasta than I think I ever have. I'm certainly done doing favors for any of our servers; fuck them. I'm sick of being taken advantage of. I give and I give and I give, I get nothing in return. I'm through doing things for them. I'm through doing anything but the bare minimum needed to keep my job until I'm ready to quit... and I'm not entirely sure that won't be in the next few days. Because fuck Mirko Pasta.

I may have gone to sleep four or five times (or more) in the production of this entry. I feel completely wiped. I might go ahead and go lay down again. Or I'll keep trying to get some words today. I dunno. We'll see.

These damn boys

Thursday, 9 February 2017 10:33 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
So... these damn boys are driving me out of my mind. I wrote over 3500 words yesterday... and next to nothing today. It's annoying to me, because I want to be writing on Wicked Ones, but Joshua is not cooperating. Noooo... He's not ready to go set explosives; he wants BJs written first. Damn it, Joshua, you fucker. This is the bridge you want to fight me over? Blowjobs? Really? Really?

And Mag7/Lev (Lev7?) is on a miniature hiatus while [personal profile] katsuko and I figure out what we want to do with The First Job. Because she's writing away and I don't want to start writing overlapping bits if I can help it. And I can't just keep writing various sections later in the series. Seriously, I have two sections of The First Job, one section of The Meet-Up Job, a 5 + 1 story, and a coda to the +1 of said 5 + 1. And the coda was written before the 5 + 1. And I started all of this with the section on The Meet-Up Job... which is six years after The First Job... and the actual 'going after Bogue' story. This story may well end up being done Tarantino-style: completely nonlinear.

I did end up cooking a bit when we got home from Mirko: a sort of gumbo. It's definitely a "sort of" kind of thing, because I lacked bell peppers and was too lazy to chop up some celery and my remaining half an onion. So instead it's 8 cups of water, 3 large bouillon cubes, 2 packages of goya, 2 cans of sweet peas, 2 cans of sweet corn, a quarter jar of mild picante sauce, a can of chickpeas, a can of black beans, 2 cups of cooked white rice, a teaspoon of filé powder, and cajun seasoning. [personal profile] katsuko added Louisiana hot sauce to hers, but I didn't dare chance it this late at night in mine. I can't really give an estimate on how much cajun seasoning I added: somewhere between 1 and 3 tablespoons. I just kept adding and stirring and testing and repeating until I was happy with the results.

And... yeah... that's about it. I'm going to read some more Hawaii Five-0 fics for a bit, since I seem to be completely caught up on Vasquez/Faraday on AO3.

Updating

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:27 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I managed to get the latest chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on almost all the usual places pretty much immediately after [personal profile] katsuko posted it today. So that's it up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and Monstrous. I also transferred the entire Monstrous site from the subdirectory to the main directory of that subdomain. It was bothering me. It's fixed now, so maybe it'll quit bothering me.

I have had a great deal of help with everything today, in the orange stripes of a Roo-shaped helper. Every few minutes he's come to sit on me and "help" with everything I'm trying to do. It's not conducive to getting things done.

I did end up taking the car to get looked at by the mechanic that Claudio recommended, at least for a free diagnostic. It took the better part of an hour for him to look it over, in and amidst all the actually paying customers coming in and out. The verdict is... that he can't give me an actual verdict. It's not the easy fix stuff like spark plugs or loose wires. He would have to take off the engine manifold and get down into it to try to find the issue, and that simply could not be done in an hour or so... or for free. If it's an easy fix, then the repair cost could be between $400 and $500. If it's something more in depth, who knows? He even said it would be best for me not to drive it too much, because it could end up making matters worse. I think the problems with this are pretty self-evident, yeah? Given that there is only one car and two people in the household who need to go places.

It just never fucking ends. Hell, [personal profile] katsuko ranted about it over on her Tumblr. I think she's submitted it to [personal profile] copperbadge's Radio-Free Monday thing. Because honestly, we need all the help we can get. At least Katie isn't asking for her $1100 back just yet, because that would beyond break us.

I need one of these jobs to come through for me. Something. Anything. Please.

So yeah

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:54 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Long day has been hella long. I got up ridiculously early and took [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA by 6:00 in the morning. I then went to Panera Bread and tried to stay awake until catering at Mirko time. That ended up going very well; my Greek school gave me cake this time, which is always a nice thing. Like I told the administrator there, never say no to free cake. I helped Carlos out with a few issues in the restaurant that he was having trouble with, mostly the new email system. And then it was back over to IKEA to wait for [personal profile] katsuko to get off work.

I also ended up getting a call back from GPLS. They want me to come in next Wednesday for a second interview. So... maybe that's a good sign? It's going to be a longer visit this time, and it will consist of a half hour meeting with the State Librarian and then an hour long computer skills test. So maybe something good?

I tried to grab a nap when we got home, but of course Roo and Boo didn't permit for that, so instead I ended up catching up on some of the fanfic reading I had been putting off. But hopefully that means I'll sleep good tonight. I'm not exactly holding my breath for it, but I'm hopeful. Yeah, hopeful.

And yet again, I've spent most of the day working on the Mag7/Lev thing instead of the stories that need it. I need words to happen on Wicked Ones or Monstrous: After Midnight... or even Trinity, not the Mag7/Lev thing. But oh no, that's the Vasquez that wants to talk to me. And he has plenty to say. I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with how much he wants to say. And, weirdly, the original thing I worked on during July Camp NaNo is giving some words. I'm not displeased with this part, but I really need Wicked Ones to play nice.

But yeah, that's about it for me for now.

From Mirko

Monday, 6 February 2017 08:44 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Yep, still sick. I keep hoping that I will get to feeling better sooner rather than later, but it doesn't seem to be working, at least not yet. My Sudafed continues to be the hottest of hot dates for me.

My #365k/365Day is still going well. I'm still running a few days ahead, and I'm still managing to get 1000 words, give or take, most nights. I'm trying to get most of them during the day today, because I'm not exactly at my best.

[personal profile] katsuko has a very early day tomorrow, where she needs to be at IKEA at 6:00 in the morning. I'm going to drive her there, and then I'm going to go to Panera Bread until it's time for catering. I'm hoping that enough hot tea will be sufficient to keep me both awake and semi-healthy for the catering shift, and I'm planning on actually having a damn bagel for once, because I need to try to do some damn breakfasts every now and then. It's not something I think I'll be able to stick with, but I'm going to give it a go, at least for tomorrow.

And in other news, I'm going to go back to writing on the Mag7/Lev story. That Vasquez got particularly talkative to me. I'm taking advantage of it while I can. Of course, what I need them to do is give me Trinity or Wicked Ones, but I'll take what I can get. Maybe words for those will happen tomorrow.

And yeah, I'm out of journalling words, so later.

Super Bowl

Sunday, 5 February 2017 09:33 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
So [personal profile] katsuko and I are at work. We've had a grand total of five tables all night, because the Atlanta Falcons are at the Super Bowl. The kitchen has done a complete deep clean, scrubbing everything from floor to ceiling. [personal profile] katsuko and Michael have scrubbed the bar from top to bottom. I've tried to help out in places where I can, but I'm getting the feeling that my assistance is not appreciated, so I just pulled a bar stool around to the computer and tried to type. Too damn noisy, of course, for accomplishing much of anything, but I tried.

[personal profile] katsuko and I are going to dinner with Michael and his husband, Simon, after we get out of here. I'm going to be pet sitting their dog later in the month, and they wanted a chance to have a sit down first. Fair enough. Plus, Chinese food. I've been craving, so this is a good.

I'm still sick as a dog, but I'm trying to push myself along. I'm going to keep on keeping on. I will not be participating in any alcohol tonight with the friends, because I've been taking so much cold medicine over the last few days.

And yeah, that's about it. I'm going to try to keep writing until [personal profile] katsuko is released for the night. And yeah, that's about it.

Still sick

Saturday, 4 February 2017 09:42 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I'm still sick. I'm getting by on DayQuill, NyQuill, and Sudafed for now, but it's still not a lot of fun. I dislike sniffling all the time, and it feels like that's all I'm doing right now. I'm also still coughing, sneezing, and generally feeling cruddy as hell. I'm going to get the gumption up sooner or later to make myself some more hot drink, maybe my lemon mint sickie tea, but I'm not quite there yet.

I also haven't written anything yet today, mainly because I'm feeling so damn cruddy. The fact that I stayed in bed until 11 this morning probably didn't help matters either. Unfortunately that was the latest Roo would permit me to stay abed, though; his tummy wasn't waiting any longer. Which, fair play to him, he gave me that much time at least. Situations were reversed, I'm not sure I would.

Hell, usually he doesn't. Usually if I try to sleep in, he comes and wakes me up by 8:30 or so. I guess he knew I'm not feeling well.

And fuck it, I made me some sickie mint-lemon-ginger tea. Hopefully it'll clear me up enough to sleep tonight.

And now that Roo has arrived to help me type, I'm going to quit that for now and just read. And try to write. But mostly read.

Sick

Friday, 3 February 2017 11:50 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I am currently struggling to breathe through my nose. It's not working well. Just about everyone in the restaurant is sick right now, though most of us have different issues/symptoms: Teo has a head cold, Carlos is getting over food poisoning, Claudio has a cough and 100° feber, and I've got a hell of a lot of congestion with a cough and sneezing. [personal profile] katsuko is exhausted, Chloe is overwhelmed, Natalka came in with a nasty headache, Steve just got back from helping a friend move from Denver, Colorado, to Miami, Florida, and Michael is in the middle of his PhD thesis presentations. That leaves Ana, the three Jesúses, Mario, Jacson, and Alfredo as the only completely well ones.

I got my diagnostic from AutoZone on the car. There was the Cylinder Three misfire thing, plus a note about how there might be a vacuum leak at the intake manifold. It could be as simple as something clogging the lines, the guy there said, or it could be something more in depth.

Either way, it needs to be repaired before the 19th, so I can get the car retested for free.

And now I'm thinking that the Nyquil and I have a hot date. Later, all.

So damn tired

Thursday, 2 February 2017 10:55 pm
apollymi: Captain America and Bucky staring at each other, no text (Aveng**Steve/Bucky: Watching)
I'm so damn tired. I've taken a nap this afternoon, and I'm soon to bed this evening. I'm still so tired that I can't even think straight.

All in all, I don't really have much to show for myself for today. We did laundry. We gassed up the car. We ate lunch. We napped. We went to work at Mirko. We finished gassing up the car. We bought a few groceries, mostly for the cats. We went to the bank. We paid rent. We came home. We ate dinner and watched an episode of Leverage.

Added up like that it sounds like a lot of things, but it certainly feels like nothing at all.

At least I'm running pretty well ahead on #365k/365Day. I've gotten over 39,000 words done so far, and a fair chunk of them is The Magnificent Seven... because these boys don't stop talking.

So... stats and status updates... Wicked Ones, I'm coming up on Day 3 in Rose Creek. Overall, including later scenes that haven't been slotted into place yet, I'm at nearly 40,000 words for this alone. Monstrous: After Midnight is still coming along well. I'm waiting to be told where I'm next needed for writing. Trinity is slow going, mostly because the boys keep demanding porn. "Memento Mori" is on a temporary hiatus. And the Leverage crossover thing? It's eating my damn soul. It's the happy 'verse, after all... relatively speaking.

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

Today

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 11:40 pm
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Today went... all right, I guess. I'm not sure I want to get too optimistic about the whole thing. But I felt like it went all right. Of course, I always feel like it went all right. That's not exactly a good rubric for measuring. Granted, I keep hearing that it comes down to me and one other person, so... maybe? Hopefully. Maybe the letter of recommendation I included will help.

Anyway, yeah, that's been my today. The interview was at nine a.m., and I've been keyed up since then. It's been a bit of a day, I guess is the best way to put it. I was done by ten a.m., which seems about normal? Ish? They did ask me a question I was not prepared for: "tell us about a time when you had to prepare a great deal of information, present it, and help make a decision based on that information." I will admit to floundering there, because I didn't really have an answer there; I certainly wasn't about to say "like when my FSU predecessor left nothing but handwritten information on the Friends of the Library accounts, I had to enter it all, create the databases, and tell the library dean that my predecessor should have been let go months ago."

Instead, no, I floundered. One of the three people interviewing me did comment that it was all right to say I didn't have an example or to tell them if I only had an example for parts of it. I winged it a bit after that, telling them about helping library faculty gather information for their yearly evaluations, in order for it to be presented to upper management, but how only being an assistant meant that I wasn't doing the presenting or making any decisions.

So yeah, I guess it went okay. The nerves will take a while to fade away, I'm thinking.