apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, black & purple background, text reads "We'll make something out of nothing" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Something out of not)
What I would like to know is where the hell my long weekend went? I know Friday, we were fairly productive, going up to the outlet stores. We ate at Chow Baby in Alpharetta. I got the gross stomach Friday night, but [personal profile] katsuko was sick all day Saturday. It cut into our apartment hunting, and yeah, we did come back to Roswell and try to sleep some of it off. Yesterday, we went to see Atomic Blonde, though I think that was about the bulk of what we did, not counting the sheer number of Google reviews I left on places. Because, yeah, I left enough Google reviews yesterday to get my needed word count. So, that was a something.

Today was spent returning the things we bought on Friday. I'm a little sad, because I found a purse I really liked and I had a pair of jeans that fit well, and I had to return them. We also tried to sell some DVDs, which didn't pan out, and some games, which only netted us $4. All in all, not a great day.

To cap off the day, I got a phone call from Glynda, in tears, asking if I could open for her one more day, tomorrow. I'm not sure I got even close to all the story, but I gathered she couldn't get a hold of LaTrease and she had some bruised/cracked ribs and some other kind of injury that meant she was going to be delayed or wouldn't be able to come in at all tomorrow. Since her husband is a son of a bitch, I have some suspicions.

But I'm going to be there at 7:15 to open again, just like I did all last week. I was actually sort of excited to be done with that, but I guess that's what I get for being too excited too early, huh?


Saturday, 26 August 2017 11:01 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art, Roy & Ed, no text (FMA**Roy/Ed: These quiet moments)
I've been trying to type up this journal entry for nearly three hours. I just can't get my brain in the game. Kinda pathetic, huh?

We had a productive day today. We got up at a fairly decent time and rearranged the bedroom. It almost looks like we gained more room in there somehow, by basically changing where three pieces of furniture are located. And Boo now has a bit more safe area. Weirdly. Yeah.

I went with [personal profile] katsuko to Midtown, and I tried to get the shopping done while she was at work. Target did not have a broom to be found, and the only baby gates they had were over $70, and their blenders were not much cheaper. So I ended up googling and finding the closest Walmart. They had everything, but the tallest gate they had was 26 inches, which is nothing for Luci, so I just picked up the rest of the list: a litter mat (for Boo's bedroom litter box), a blender, a new broom, and some wet cat food.

After she finished at work, [personal profile] katsuko and I grabbed a quick bite and then went on the tour at Oakland Cemetery, "Dying in the 19th Century". Not quite everything I had been hoping for, but it was fun. I took some notes and a lot of pictures. Then we did a quick dinner and came home, and I've been trying to write up this journal entry since then.

I killed the battery on my phone, so I didn't really get any writing done while we were out. I'm going to try to play catch up tomorrow.

And that's it. Good night, all.
apollymi: Typewriter and paper, text reads "Fanfic writer" (My Writing: Fanfic Writer)
Today is my cousin Lee's birthday. If I'm mathing correctly, he will be 27 years old today. God, this makes me feel old. I remember him being a wee toddling thing. Now he's married with a four-legged puppy child. It just doesn't seem right.

I had a pretty decent writing day today. I'm coming along well enough toward both the 50,000 word goal I've had as my minimum and towards the 65,000 word goal that is my unofficial one as well. I doubt I'm going to go much over that unofficial goal, but we'll see. Who knows what the weekend will bring.

I do know that tomorrow we'll be paying the Verizon bill again, paying the renter's insurance again, and so forth. I do know that Saturday, [personal profile] katsuko and I have tentative plans to go down to the Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove and see about finding at least one new pair of jeans each, possibly at the Levi's outlet store. I think we might try to go see Spider-Man: Homecoming while we're out that day. I don't know yet, though. I think that's all of our weekend plans, though.

Aside from more writing, of course.

And that's about it for me for tonight. I guess I really don't have a lot to say for myself for today. It's been a long one, not to mention a long week, and I'm going to be glad for tomorrow to be over. Hopefully testers will be in better humors next week.

So, yeah, that's it. Later, all.

Another fail

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:47 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
I definitely didn't manage a thousand words yesterday. Everything I wrote today will probably have to be scrapped, because it's utter shit. None of it really works for the stories they're in.

For now, though, they're words. I guess that's what matters.

Work was long. My right heel continues to hurt. I bought some insoles for shoes, the kind that can be moved from shoe to shoe. Now it hurts like stepping on a nail, instead of before it hurt like stepping on a hot nail. I'm hoping that a few days of wearing the insoles will help... or at least ease the pain enough to be to tolerable levels. Though I guess saying that my heel hurts is a bit of a misnomer: it's more the area between the arch of my foot at the hell, sort of where the heel curves up into the arch? That's the part that hurts. And I'm pretty sure I did it on my feet at Mirko so much.

It actually doesn't hurt too bad when I wear my old Skechers, but I can't wear those to work, sadly enough. I can't wear any kind of trainers to work, because they don't look professional. I have other Skechers with memory foam and all, but none of them are broken in to the point that my old trainers are. In other worse, the other shoes might help the heel a wee bit... but at the expense of the rest of my foot: one is too loose at the heel and gives me blisters, the Mary Janes have a strap that constantly rubs blisters, etc.

I have a sneaking suspicion that I should be trying to find a good pair of Clarks to wear to work. I have a few currently on their web site that I don't dislike... but I'm not sure if I like either.

And anyway, that's all I've got for today. Good night, all.


Friday, 21 April 2017 10:53 pm
apollymi: Draco & Slytherin company, text reads "Real friends help you crucio the witnesses" (HP**Draco: Real friends)
I opened this up s bit ago and forgot to make a post, so I'm just going to do a quick one right here and hope that it is somewhat coherent. I'm not placing bets on that being the case. I'm not placing bets one me being coherent in the first place at all.

Roo and Boo are being extra cute and cuddly today. This is nice. Except Roo wants to chew on fingers while he's being extra cuddly, and Boo is very very weighty. She and I both need to be exercising. I want to get a treadmill for us both.

And yeah, I'm still ridiculously super tired, so this is going to have to be the bulk of my post today. I'm not going to hit the minimum words I need for the day, and I'm going to have to accept that. Somehow I will live, and I'll just make up those words tomorrow.

So yeah, that's it for me for today. Tomorrow's plans include hella writing and maybe going up to Buford to look at some dress shoes for New Job (and eat at Genghis Grill while we're there).

Later, all.

So tired

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:48 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
I'm so damn tired. I just want to keel over and cry into my pillow, I'm so tired. For me, that's a whole new level of tired.

A lot of it has to do with how much my feet hurt from wearing my dress flats today. Yeah, those are getting returned to the store. Once the money is back in my account, I'll be going to Payless shoe store to buy my usual flats again. But I had thought to myself that Target should have nicer shoes than Payless. Clearly I was wrong, and sore feet is what I get for trying to think.

I finally managed to get myself a few words ahead yesterday by writing over 3000 words. I just need to do 1600 to 2000 today to at goal or pull a little ahead. If it weren't how tired I was, I would try for that 2000 number, but for now, I'm just shooting for the lowest common number. In this case, that would be 1,667 words.

Either way, though, I might need to take a nap in order to be able to stay up even a little bit to get this done. Yes, I have to nap to write and write to go to sleep. My life, people. OMG.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for me for today. Later, all.
apollymi: Lina making a V for Victory sign and grinning, no text, animated (Slay**Lina: Victory!)
No, seriously, it's been such a long day, and yet I feel like I've accomplished nothing at all...

...except I know I have. I just haven't accomplished writing.

I took [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA at 6:00 this morning. I went to Panera Bread and used their wifi to accept the offer for Job #1. I did the catering. I went up to IKEA and had lunch with [personal profile] katsuko. I went to Target and bought myself two new bras, because I didn't really have any that fit well. (It turned it that was because I was wearing ones that were two sizes too small.) I picked [personal profile] katsuko back up, and we turned in our notice at Mirko, giving our last days as the 23rd. We came back home and waited for my new laptop bag to be delivered. We went to another Target and shopped for [personal profile] katsuko a new bra too, as well as replenishing our base powder supply. We came back home, and I filled out the paperwork for the GSU job... only to find out that our printer is out of ink, so we had to go back to Target for ink. And now I'm so tired.

Tomorrow, I need to go by the bank and see if they can print me a copy of a check for my account, because it's required to set up the direct deposit, which is also required. Because FML.

Benefits, Katarina. Benefits. Free tuition.

No, seriously, I'm thrilled about this, but I'm still not announcing it anywhere else yet. I still haven't heard anything from the HR checks. I'm assuming that's a good thing--a "no news is good news" kind of thing--but I'm also still a wee bit nervous.

Anyway, yeah, I'm going to lay down for a little bit and see if I can't get some creative juices flowing after a brief nap. Wish me luck.

Called it

Monday, 3 April 2017 07:33 am
apollymi: Hicks training Ripley w/weapons, Ripley looking over shoulder at him, text reads "You started this. Show me everything" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Show me everything)
Yep, I called it: it's fucking early, and I'm no more awake now than I was last night. I might even been less awake, as impossible as that sounds. I keep drifting off here at Panera, while I wait for IKEA to open.

I do have some things to do today, mainly pick up freshly printed copies of my resume and CV ahead of the interview tomorrow. I need to fill out my paperwork to turn into Georgia State for the background and credit checks I might need for another position there. Yes, both of these potentials are at Georgia State. The one that I'm currently in the background and credit checks stage of the game is in the Testing Center as an Administrative Coordinator. That's the one that's closest to a definite thing.

The one I want, though, is the one I'm interviewing for tomorrow. It's in the GSU Libraries, specifically their Special Collections Department. The position description reads like it was lifted directly from my resume. It would be a good fit for me overall, I think.

But I'm certainly not going to be turning down the Testing Center on the off-chance I get the library job, so I'm turning in the background and credit check paperwork for the Testing Center job tomorrow while I am on my way to the interview for the library job. I'm trying to cover all my bases here. Anything to get out of the restaurant as soon as possible. The sooner, the better, in fact. I would love be out of there by May, in fact. The Testing Center would have me out by the 24th, in fact.

Either way, I'm going to need to scrape up some money to buy some dress shirts and light blazers that are appropriate for warm weather again. I did a quick run through Goodwill yesterday to look, but I sort of struck out. There do tend to be a couple issues with shopping at that particular Goodwill: (1) most of the clothes are size six and smaller, and (2) when the clothes are of a size I can wear, they're raggedy. Of course, there are occasionally good finds there, but it takes some hunting. But when your budget is less than $100 and you need at least five articles of clothes (2 short sleeve shirts, 1 blazer, and maybe 1 dress skirt), needs must afford.

I'm also trying to talk myself out of buying this laptop bag/purse for the work thing, along with a new lunch box, because I can't find my FSU ones. Not right now, obviously, because my budget is $20 and that includes work shirts right now. Or, more likely, food. Let's be realistic. It's probably all going to spent on food.

I need to get back on a set eating schedule and so forth. I need to start packing lunches again. None of this really works well when Mirko Pasta is also a factor. Maybe once it's out of the way, I can attempt to start eating better. It's probably premature, but I've already started thinking of what kind of lunches I can pre-prepare and have ready for work meals. Mostly I've been thinking meals I used to make (Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki for instance, or Black Bean and Salsa Soup, or Soba Peanut Noodles, or even "Cheater" Pad Thai) which seem to mostly be Happy Herbivore recipes again. Whoops. Not my fault so many of her recipes are both tasty and easy.

And yeah, that's about it. I'm going to try to write like a mad woman today, see if I can get caught up on Camp NaNoWriMo. And I do still need to go pick up my copies of my resume and CV, so that might be my next step.

Either way, later, all.

Stupid early

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:50 am
apollymi: Sleepy orange kitten, text reads "Not awake not not not not not" (Kitten: Not awake)
I said last night that I had to get up stupid early to take [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA. Hello and welcome to stupid early. This post will be a huge ramble, because it's stupid early. Those two words might well be a theme for this post. I'm really tired, so I'm really babbly.

Cut for politics, US healthcare, and rants on Buckhead )

Cut for talking about writing and Mag 7 )

And finally, without a cut... Tomorrow's my birthday. I'm not even sure that I'm going to be able to go visit the family for it. Money's just too tight. [personal profile] katsuko and I celebrated her birthday too hard earlier in the month. I feel like I would be remiss to not include a link to my Amazon wishlists, though. Ummm, I like fanart and fanfic?

And I've killed most of the time I needed to wait, so I'm gonna close this off now. Later, all.
apollymi: Buffy looking displeased, text reads "Not impressed" (BtVS**Buffy: Not impressed)
I'm trying to type up a long journal entry, because I'm not sure that I have coherency for writing in me today. I'm feeling very... not in my body today. Disassociated, I guess? Honestly, it sort of feels like when my blood sugar used to tank: like my brain isn't connected to my body. I'm not sure how to describe it. I'm not sure that I actually have words in my vocabulary for it. I just know it feels like I'm both too deep in my own head and yet also thousands of miles away from it. And it always gets worse when I have my headphones in (but weirdly, only the earbuds, not the over the ear ones... that I can't find).

I'm also not sure that I'll be able to find enough words to go in here. I'm trying, but things just aren't happening in my brain. It's distressing. I'm far enough ahead in #365k/365Day to take a day off or have a short day, but I don't want to. Slacking off leads to me not getting writing done.

Honestly, I think I'm just going to sit down and read until I can get my brain back in one place, instead of a hundred thousand and yet nowhere, like it feels like right now.

I do need to buy a new good pair of folding headphones that I can carry around with me. The earbuds just aren't good for me in a lot of ways, aside from the weird way they play with these... periods for me. They're also incredibly uncomfortable to me. And yes, I have tried several different kinds of earbuds; they're all always uncomfortable. But I can't find my over the ear folding headphones. I guess it's not a huge loss, because they were only $25 or so, so it's not like I can't find a pair of Bose or Beats headphones or something. But it still makes me mad, because they were better for me and all and grrr...

But that's not what I need to get on Amazon next. I need to replace my screen protector and case. The card case is getting a little loose, and I'm worried about my cards falling out. And I've dropped my phone enough lately the screen protector is cracked in no less than four places. Better the screen protector than the screen, I say. I wouldn't bother replacing it yet, since it's not messing with my ability to see the screen too much, but I keep nicking my thumb on one of the cracks and I'm a little sick of that. The case I have in mind is $10, but I can't decide if I want the heavier duty screen protector or the privacy screen one. I lean towards the heavier duty one, since I keep dropping the phone. So it would be about $30 for both. Hopefully I can afford to get them both on Monday, if we have enough towards rent by then.

And I guess I did manage some words after all, huh?


Friday, 13 January 2017 02:36 pm
apollymi: Grover sitting on a cow, text reads "I'm on a cow" (SS**Grover: I'm on a cow)
Okay, these damn boys are fighting me again. Well, specifically Wicked Ones Joshua is fighting me. To a lesser extent, the Leverage thing Faraday is fighting me. It's weird to me, having Mean Faraday fight me. I'm used to him being the talkative one. But since he's starting to get to the part where he won't be as mean, it's like he's starting to clam up on me. The reason I'm having issues with the Leverage thing one is because I actually need to plot out a job for them. Coming up with one that needs all seven of them is actually kind of hard.

Catering went all right this morning. The kitchen actually managed to get all the food done in time for us to only make one trip today, instead of two, which was a nice surprise. We managed to get some of our grocery shopping done in the interim, which was also good.

And yeah, I don't really have anything to say here. I'm going to go back to struggling with the boys.


Monday, 26 December 2016 12:40 pm
apollymi: Loose jumble of books, text reads "The keyboard makes me their god" (My Writing: Keyboard makes me their god!)
I need to run this by [personal profile] katsuko, but I'm hoping we're able to get Monstrous and Trinity on a posting schedule. I'm thinking something like this:
Mondays - Trinity
Wednesdays - Monstrous
Saturdays - Monstrous (or some other story we've got going)

Because the last thing we need is to start putting things out quickly and not have enough content to back it up.

I almost want to say we should put Wicked Ones as the Saturdays posting. It's got the most content after all, by far, nearly 50k words all on its own (49,497 right now, to be exact), between what I wrote and what [personal profile] katsuko wrote... though admittedly, it's still not finished either. I want us to get that one through the end of the movie and a little past canon.

I spent a couple hours yesterday translating some sexy times talk into French. Because it's one thing to say that if a character is sexing up another one good enough, the second one devolves into speaking nothing but French. It's another thing altogether to get to that bit in the story and have to translate everything being said during said sexing up into French. And it's just going to have to be in Parisian French, because I'm not going to start messaging my New Orleans area friends to see about getting it into Cajun/Creole French. That would be so, so wrong. Translating laisse moi te sucer la queue was blush-enducing enough, without asking others if it would be the same in Cajun French.

I also downloaded some new podfics for various stories, mostly The Magnificent Seven, because [archiveofourown.org profile] MistMarauder has a very soothing, pleasant voice. [personal profile] katsuko and I listened to her reading fanfic all the way down to Cuthbert and most of the way back.

I keep thinking I need to get a new pair of jeans I can wear with my boots, but I haven't bought them yet. Too many other things going on and all. Maybe next time I get a check from RCD or Seven Seas.

But yeah, that's about all I've got for myself today. No catering tomorrow for Mirko, so I'll have the whole day off. Wednesday too, so hopefully I'll be able to get caught up on the sleep I so desperately need. I am going to try getting more done on Monstrous: After Midnight, though the fact that I can't access DMnet at IKEA does put a bit of a damper on that.


Monday, 19 December 2016 11:56 pm
apollymi: Hansel & Gretel in the woods, text reads "We've got the taste of blood" (H&G: Hansel & Gretel: Taste of blood)
I have less than nothing to say for myself. I acquired the boots I had been eyeballing for myself, though it took stops at two different shoe stores ten miles apart.

And that's been the highlight of my day.

Eat for free

Saturday, 3 December 2016 01:02 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing his two guns, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Shootout)
I hate eat for free weekends at IKEA. I really, really do. It turns into a damn circus, especially once people start leaving their kids on the couches (usually next to me or crawling all over me or across from me). Volume control and indoor voices just aren't a thing that are happening, and I'm starting to regret being nice enough to come along with today.

At least IKEA's Christmas music is of a non-religious variety. That's a small victory, yes? I'll take it, at any rate. It doesn't mean that I don't have my own music going, but that's mostly because I need something to draw out all the damn children. I swear, I'm going to invest in a good pair of noise-canceling headphones. What I have doesn't do nearly enough. What I'm trying to figure out is if the $350 for a pair of Bose wireless noise-canceling headphones or even the $380 for a pair of Beats... or if it would be just as good to get a $100 pair of Skullcandy's.

God, I don't need to get up and go get myself candy. I haven't been doing good today, but I've been doing better. I've managed to get down to 170 pounds/77 kilograms. I still have another 30 or so pounds to go, but this does mean that I'm halfway to my goal. And most days I don't even feel hungry, but I do catch myself eating when I'm bored. And I think that's where I'm at today.

Anyway, yeah, that's where I'm at today.


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.


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.

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.

today in the life

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:25 pm
apollymi: Test tubes with various coloured liquids in them, text reads "Culinary Scientist" (Stock: Culinary scientist!)
Okay, today has been a crazy day off. I took [personal profile] katsuko with me shopping, and we bought so many groceries. And then we cooked so much food. No, seriously, so much food. Of the recipes I mentioned yesterday, I cooked:
Greens "Quiche"
Peanut Sauce
Baked Tofu
Quick "Queso"
Slow Cooker Bean Chili with Quinoa

The Baked Tofu did not turn out as advertised, so we ended up having to pan fry it instead. The baking process did do a good job of removing the excess water, though, so I might continue doing the tofu as a two step process.

I also ended up making a vegetable soup, with carrots, sweet peas, corn, green beans, barley, cabbage, and vegetable crumbles in a tomato base. It's one I do frequently, but I'm experimenting this time with having less starchy vegetables (such as potatoes) in it -- and adding the cabbage and some liquid smoke.

Some of this we're freezing for a later date, including some of the chili. I think, eventually, I'll end up putting some of the soup up in the freezer for later as well. The quiche is going to be some breakfasts, because we're both very bad about remembering to eat that particular meal.

It turned out that I forgot to buy coconut milk and pink salt for the breakfast pudding, so I did not make that. I might grab them at Publix tomorrow; we'll see.

We also managed a gym trip in there too, so all good. Yay. I'm so tired, though, and ugh, headache.

But also, yay, I have an interview on Friday with Mercer University Atlanta, as an Admin Assistant. Wish me luck!

Almost forgot

Friday, 22 July 2016 11:46 pm
apollymi: Steve & Danny on couch, text reads "It is what it is" (H50**Steve/Danny: It is what it is)
I almost forgot to do this. It just completely skipped my mind. It's been a rather full day, and making a journal entry didn't even occur to me until just now... with less than 20 minutes left in the day. Whoops. Oh well.

Anyway, I did an interview this morning for a front office assistant position in Alpharetta. I went from there to having lunch with Mum, Charlie, and Hayden over in Woodstock. I went from there to Buckhead to go to Mirko for work. Then [personal profile] katsuko and I had to make two separate Kroger stops, because I forgot half the stuff I stopped for in the first place. ~.~

And I have a phone interview set for Tuesday. I'm trying to get the hell out of Mirko, obviously.

Anyway, with all this going on, there wasn't exactly a lot of writing. I mean, here's the most up to date word count, but it ain't great.

19838 / 30000 words. 66% done!


Sunday, 10 July 2016 02:27 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
I'm trying very hard to stay awake today, but it's not really working out the way I would have hoped. I keep drifting off on the couch at the IKEA restaurant. I can't concentrate on anything because I've got everything invested into keep awake. I'm on my second cup of hot tea, and it's just not doing enough to wake me or keep me up.

I'm glad that the kitties have been in a mood to like pate wet kitty food, instead of shreds or flaked or anything like that. That meant that when we went to Kroger to get them their wet food, we were able to buy the store brand, and we ended up getting two cans for $0.39 each. Granted, that's just enough for one extra day, since they get two cans a day, split between the three of them, but [personal profile] katsuko works all day tomorrow at Mirko and that way we can get more, enough for the rest of the week. Other than that, I found stick butter on sale for $0.59. So I was able to get the two groceries we needed for around $1.45, which I had enough to change to get $4.00 back... which I promptly put into the gas tank of the car...

And that was all my money until my checks ever fucking deposit. I have $1.09 in my Ally checking account, $1.43 in my savings account, $2.44 in my Simple checking account, and -$568.32 in my Bank of America checking account. The checks that are going in will be about $250 (Mirko) and $100 (Seven Seas, for Pride and Prejudice). Most of that will immediately go into bills, so I won't be seeing a lot of it. I need a fucking full-time job so that I can get that Bank of America account of the negative and start paying off some damn bills, many of which have already been sent to collections.

I do have an interview Friday at The Melting Pot in Roswell for a hosting gig, so that's a good thing. Mom's friend is pretty sure that her mom can get me in for a job with Home Depot. So those are both two possibilities coming down the pipe. I've already spoken to Carlos at Mirko to say that I will be willing to do all five days of school catering for the 2016-2017 school year--but that if I do, I only want to host on days when I have the catering. It would actually do a lot to help my paycheck if I end up having to stay there, and while it is stressful, it's less stressful than having to deal with Carlos' bitch ass.

And now I'm on my third cup of tea with no sign of more wakefulness. I wish it was a worthwhile tea for waking up, like British Breakfast or even Earl Grey, but nope, it's just plain old Lipton's, because that's all they have. I sometimes feel like I should be bringing my own hot thermos and tea when I come to IKEA on days when I'm so sleepy like this, but I haven't started doing it yet. Mainly that's because I can't remember where any of my hot tea mugs are or if they're all still in boxes or if I parted ways with them when we moved like I did a lot of stuff. I would love to get one of the infusion hot tea mugs that they sell at Teavana (something like this) so that I can do my good but loose-leaf hot teas, but they're too expensive for me to invest in right now... not when we have a list of things we need to get for the kitty babies: flea medicine, flea stuff for around the house (yes, we have fleas, can you tell?), a new flea comb to replace one that vanished in the move, and a new slicker brush to replace one that broke in the move, so that Boo and Roo don't suffer in the Georgia heat with their longer coats.

And yeah, that's about as much babbling as I can stand to do right now. I'm going to try to get some writing done, since I'm still running behind. I need to write 1400 words to get caught up today, to get to the number I need for the day, and while once upon a time that would have been simple, now? Not so much. I will end this thing with an updated word count, as of 2:30pm today:

8990 / 30000 words. 30% done!