Sunday, 25 September 2016 11:00 pm
apollymi: Stitch holding his head in pain, no text (L&S**Stitch: Headache)
Okay, this is going to be super, super fast, because my head is fucking killing me, and I haven't had anything to eat since around 11 this morning except for three measly green olives. I don't think anyone reads this anyway.

So, yeah, I'm going to eat my cheapie Chinese food and wait for the Tylenol to kick in, so I can get up stupid early in the morning and do it all over again.

very quickly

Saturday, 24 September 2016 01:21 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
Okay, this is going to have to be a very quick entry, because I'm on the laptop. I asked [personal profile] katsuko to grab the laptop while I finished getting ready to take her to work, and I guess I should have specified 'Ripley and her power cord', because I'm missing that very important part of the equation. I won't go as far as saying it's the most important part of the equation, but it's definitely up there. The battery on Ripley is still the original one, so it's almost seven years old. It doesn't hold a long charge anymore. When I first got Ripley, her battery could last for a good five or so hours of extended use, but now, well, it's been seven years. She doesn't hold a long charge anymore. Now it's more like an hour or two. In other words, not enough time for things.

So I'm going to use said battery to get typed up what I handwrote yesterday. I'm also going to check my bank balances and see if I don't have enough to maybe get a salad or soup or something. I need more food in my stomach.
apollymi: Blank background, text reads "Some days the body count will exceed your word count. And that's okay" (Text: Body count vs. word count)
I'm still sort of blah here. I'm done with catering for the week. That's a good thing. That's a damn good thing. I'm sick as hell of it.

I have figured out how to get my coworkers from reading over my shoulder when I'm writing at work. Writing about death, dismemberment, emasculation/castration, pain, and suffering seems to do the trick pretty damn well. Both Jesus and Carlos came over yesterday to try to read over my shoulder, saw what I was writing, and walked away. Jesus usually does some reading and makes some faces and sometimes acts like he's going to write things as well, though he never does it. Carlos, however, will go over and read out loud to whoever might be nearby to listen. But apparently all the gore is doing a good job of preventing either of these from happening.

Lesson here: gore is good?

So tired

Thursday, 22 September 2016 02:34 pm
apollymi: Heero, Usagi, and Duo, close up on their eyes, text reads "OT3" (OT3: Duo/Usagi/Heero (eyes))
Yeah, I guess I'm just going to keep recycling this particular set of subject lines. It remains true, either way, recycled or not. At this rate, it feels like it will continue to be true for some time yet to come. I'm not sure how to articulate the how or why, but it feels true.

I'm back to counting my calories. I've already managed to blow way past my carbs for the day with a fairly healthy (but apparently carb-heavy) lunch. I've gotten used to using quinoa as a source of protein, but it's pretty heavy in carbohydrates as well, so I might have to use it sparingly. Mum's having fairly good luck on getting fat weight off with cutting down on carbs. I guess I just don't realize how much carbs are in the things I enjoy eating. Damn it.

And that's it.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:35 pm
apollymi: Jack and the Duchess hiding together, Duchess leaning on Jack, mostly b&w, text reads "Film noir" (Alice**Jack/Duchess: Film Noir)
Okay, seriously, I am wiped the fuck out. [personal profile] katsuko and I put together the IKEA furniture once it all arrived. Or she put it together and called me in for a second set of hands every now and then. Mostly I worked on the project I got this morning at 1:30 from Seven Seas that they needed back tonight. Yes, I got a project with a turnaround time of less than one day. I don't even know.

But now [personal profile] katsuko has a couch bed and two small dressers for her clothes. We also have an entertainment center at last. We can get started with doing stuff around the house, like unboxing DVDs and so forth.

Now if we can just get Jimi to quit peeing on things.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:56 pm
apollymi: Ripley staring out in the distance, Newt staring at Ripley, no text (Aliens**Ripley+Newt: Mostly at night)
I might be in a slightly dark place. Okay, that's totally an understatement. I am in a major downswing, emotionally speaking, and I think it's pretty evident.

But I've been working on the Camp story still, where the dark turn makes sense, and tonight and tomorrow [personal profile] katsuko and I are going to be working on getting some furniture put together for her room.

And that's about it.

something again

Monday, 19 September 2016 12:56 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
Yeah, no better today than yesterday. I'm just wiped and frazzled almost beyond the word, especially where the catering and Mirko Pasta is concerned. If it didn't pay the bills, I would tell them to hire someone else to handle it. I'm already giving Carlos the "problem" school, the one that always emails with some sort of issue. Every. Damn. Week. He'll take it at least next week and until we hire a second host, so that I can have at least one day a week off Mirko.

In other words, I'm trying very hard to plot and plan with writing and make things happen. We'll see if I manage anything.


Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:08 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)
I'm not sure that I have anything really to say for myself for today either. I'm feeling exhausted, hungry, drained, frazzled, and just all around stressed out. Everything right now seems like a huge effort. A lot of it seems like too much effort.

Everything else is meh.

Another meh day

Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:38 pm
apollymi: Kyle and Sarah, text reads "Come with me if you want to live" (Term**Kyle/Sarah: Come with me)
I'm not sure I have anything to say today. I'm so damn tired.

And yeah, that's pretty much it.


Friday, 16 September 2016 01:43 pm
apollymi: Carl holding bottle of holy water, text from Monty Python & the Holy Grail (VH**Carl: Holy hand grenade)
Today is very much a 'meh' day. I got up, I did the catering, I answered what felt like a hundred questions about the complaint we got about the catering two weeks ago, I took [personal profile] katsuko for food, and now I'm killing time at Panera waiting for Mirko to start over again for the day. I'm stalking the tables that have an electrical outlet because the only one I managed to find is wobbly as hell. This particular Panera have a limited number of outlets, and all three of the ones I usually use are currently taken. Aside from the wobbly table, I dislike this one because there is nothing but open restaurant at my back.


Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:19 pm
apollymi: Hatter talking, text reads "Hell no!", animated (Alice**Hatter: Hell no!)
Okay, I'm seriously fucking wiped. Between the catering this morning and running around trying to do everything at Mirko tonight, I've got nothing left. I'm glad to say, however, that I do have the catering labels for tomorrow already completed, so that's one less thing to stress about, so... yay?

At this point, I'll take any win I can get.

A little better

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 06:28 pm
apollymi: Scarlett looking pissy, text reads "Bitches get stuff done" (GwtW**Scarlett: Bitches get stuff done)
It's a little better in the house. Maintenance came by this afternoon and fixed the air conditioning, and it's already starting to feel so much better. I can stand to have kitties on me again.

Other than that, not much to say. I'm still here. I'm still doing hosting and catering at Mirko. I'm still putting in applications everywhere. I'm still bloody exhausted all the time. And I'm still writing.

I'm just a little less hot while I'm doing it.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:20 pm
apollymi: Scarlet Witch casting a hex, no text (Aveng**Scarlet Witch: Change the odds)
I'm sitting in my house, Roo in my lap, slowly roasting. Our AC is on the fritz, and I have no idea what to do for it. We've put in a call to the front office, but I haven't heard back from them yet. I don't know if [personal profile] katsuko has or has not. I do know that I'm down to a tank top and underwear because it's so hot. I have every fan in the house going, and it's just. Not. Helping.

I even tried opening the windows and the sliding door, but I swear that it just made it hotter in here.

And it probably wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a little fur lump in my lap, but there's no helping. Once Roo decides he's in a snuggling mood, nothing at all is going to dissuade him, up to the end of the world.... and even that's iffy.
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)
Good morning, world! I'm ready to go the fuck back to sleep. It's been too long a day already, and I'm ready for it to be over. I'm ready to go home and go back to sleep. But I think I already said that. It's a sad case of me just not being ready for the world today.

It's even a pretty day, not a rollover day in any way, shape, or form. I'm just tired, cranky, and ready to go back to sleep.

Pretty sad, huh?


Sunday, 11 September 2016 04:20 pm
apollymi: Yuya counting on abacus, Kyo sleeping next to her, colored pink, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: These soft moments)
I've been working on getting the handwritten parts of the last WriMo project typed up. It's sort of slow going, but I promised [personal profile] katsuko that I wasn't going to let this one drop. She's enjoying it too much, apparently.

I'm also trying to get through some of the backlog of stories that updated between last Monday and now that I'm subscribed to. It's actually rather a lot.

But yeah, that's about it for me.

A quickie

Saturday, 10 September 2016 04:10 pm
apollymi: Cup of coffee, pen, and written on paper, text reads "Writer" (My Writing: Writer)
I'm typing this up from Panera before I head over to Mirko for the night. Fucking Josh is managing tonight. I'm wishing I could start drinking now, so I don't have to put up with his bitch ass, but there are a couple of small factors preventing this: (1) I don't like to drink to excess, and it's actually been over 10 years since I got properly drunk; (2) I do still have to work either way, because I need the money; and (3) I just don't feel like having to self-medicate to deal with one person at this damn job.

It's just... Fucking Josh. He's always pissy, he's misogynistic, he's homophobic, and generally speaking, we don't get along. Obviously.

So, yeah, I guess I need to put on my war paint and join the fray.

Things and stuff

Friday, 9 September 2016 03:39 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've sent off my edits for the latest Seven Seas project. That's been about the highlight of my day. I can't really think of much else to say for myself.

Today, I've just got nothing.


Thursday, 8 September 2016 09:48 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
I'm trying to make my way through the latest manga that Seven Seas has sent me. It's... slow going, but not as slow as Pride and Prejudice was. I just feel like I'm reading Yami no Matsuei without the shounen ai... at least so far. I'm only 85 or so pages in. Since I do seem to get the odd ones from Seven Seas, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see something like that show up.

And yeah, that's about all I have to say for myself today. I don't even want to get into Mirko today.

So... yeah

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 11:15 pm
apollymi: Annie smiling happily, text reads "omg squee!" (BH**Annie: OMG! Squee!)

Okay, Boo is doing my typing for me. I'm oddly fine with this.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016 11:16 pm
apollymi: Loose jumble of books, text reads "The keyboard makes me their god" (My Writing: Keyboard makes me their god!)
I'm debating on typing up my con notes on here. I mean, I was in some good panels and got some interesting information that might be useful to other writers. I don't know. Maybe. We'll see.

Other than that, I don't know that I have much positive to say. Carlos finally hired a backup host. I was initially excited, thinking that I was finally going to start getting my two days off again. However, not so much. He doesn't want to give up [personal profile] katsuko on the bar on Sundays, so rather than have her go in alone for that one day, I guess I'll keep it. Which of course means that I will be working six fucking days a week.

And Carlos doesn't understand why I object to working six and seven days a week. I tried to explain to him that he doesn't even work that many days a week. He countered with the fact that he works 12 hours on the four days a week he's there and that I'm only there for about two or three hours most of the days I'm there. I can't seem to make him understand that 12 hour days that are spread out over four days is a bit preferable to 30 hours spread out over six days. Because spreading the time out to two or so hours in the morning five days a week Monday through Friday and four hours in the evening four days a week (Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday) doesn't exactly give me a lot of time to do things or plan for much.

So... I don't know. I got nothing.
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