Second Monday

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:49 pm
apollymi: Stitch with a cape and a swimsuit top on his head, text reads "I'm the goddamn Batman" (L&S**Stitch: I am the goddamn Batman)
OMG, today was like a Monday all over again! I spent most of the day thrown completely off as to just what day it was and what I was supposed to say to people as they were leaving and so forth. I just kept laughing it off to people and explaining that it feels like Monday all over again for me. Most people just laughed as well and agreed. The ones who didn't laugh just made a comment about the snow day that wasn't.

Writing went pretty okay tonight. I would have been happier to get more done, but it's more than I was expecting, so I'll definitely take it.

And now... sleep.

Sad face

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:28 pm
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Well, I was seriously hoping for two days off, but apparently we only get one "abundance of caution" day a month. :( I really wanted tomorrow off too, but I do have to go back to work after all, despite the weather stations calling for black ice on the roads.

All that said, I did enjoy the hell out of having a day off during the week. I'm not sure yet if it makes the week more tolerable, but I'll probably have an answer to that tomorrow.

From here until the end of February, I have some short weeks coming up. I have next Monday the 4th off for a middle of the day doctor's appointment with a gastroenterologist. I have the next Monday the 11th off for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday. And I have the next Friday the 22nd off for my birthday. I suspect that I'll end up having an endoscopy somewhere in there too. (I hope that's going to end up being sooner rather than later.)

And I'm now going to try to go to sleep to the dulcet sounds of sirens

Guess what

Monday, 28 January 2019 09:23 pm
apollymi: Sleepy orange kitten, text reads "Not awake not not not not not" (Kitten: Not awake)
Finally, some damn happy news: due to a prediction of a "wintry mix", GSU is going to be closed tomorrow. Cue the happy dance and singing and pretty much every other expression of joy you can think of. I even ended up singing at work. Granted, I ended up singing "Today 4 You" over and over again because it's been stuck in my head, but still...

So I get to sleep in a bit tomorrow, and it will be glorious. Even better, [personal profile] katsuko and I finally have an entire day off together. And what are we doing? Sleeping in. Probably watching YouTube. Hopefully writing. Cuddling kitties. Maybe tracking down our copies of Leverage.

And possibly going out on the back porch to do a rain dance, in the hopes we'll have too much ice tomorrow night for work on Wednesday as well. Hey, a girl can hope, right? Hope and dream and really not want to go back to work again.

And I guess I'll give this sleep thing a try again. We'll see if anything comes of it.

Definitely brr

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:34 pm
apollymi: Stitch in a cape and hood, no text (L&S**Stitch: The... fuzzy blue alien kni)
Yesterday was cold as balls, but waiting at the train station today made it feel twice as cold. Damn traffic for being such a bitch anyway. I swear it gets worse by the day here. I do know that the commute to work is slowly taking longer and longer the more time I'm at Georgia State. I do not approve.

It's stupid late, but I'm gonna try to get some of this handwritten stuff typed up before I go crash in my bed. Good night, all.


Monday, 14 January 2019 11:42 pm
apollymi: Steve and Tony looking off to the left of the icon, no text (keywords reference the obvious slash of comic!verse) (Aveng**Steve/Tony: KirkSpock of Marvel)
The weather here seriously cannot make up its mind. Last week, it was in the 50s and 60s. Now it's down in the 30s and 40s. This is why everybody is always so sick around here... which is in turn supposedly why Glynda and Richard are so very crabby lately. Which, personally speaking, I don't really buy it. They're both bitchy enough on their own without needing to add sickness onto it.

I have handwritten stuff on both the canon era femme Faraday part of Shelter as well as the modern Trinity AU... but I haven't gotten either of them typed up. I'll be disappointed in myself another day, but not today.

Seriously, this is so annoying: I need to catch one more Eevee on Pokemon Go (or get 4 more special candy somewhere), so that I can evolve one of them into an Umbreon for a task in game... and I cannot find one. If I can find 2 more steel-type Pokemon to finish this other quest, I'll be able to get enough special candy to evolve and finish this task.


Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:30 pm
apollymi: The ending of the manga, the scene that makes for happy shippers, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: THAT final shippy scene)
Well, I feel like today was just a giant clusterfuck. We did indeed end up having black ice, but it was mostly confined to the apartment parking lot and the side roads that we have to take to get to the highways to get to work. But at least there was no snow.

Or maybe that should be unfortunately there was no snow. Not so much because I enjoy snow but because I really wanted a whole day off work. Going in at 10 instead of 8:30 was just weird.

Of course, coming into the office to hear Richard and Glynda shittalking about me didn't really make the day all that great, but that's nothing all that new. I'm getting depressingly used to it. That doesn't mean I don't still get mad enough to tear up (or upset enough to tear up) or anything, though, because I definitely still do. It just further fuels the fire to want to get out of that place as soon as I can.

And that's it. That's all I've got. Later, all.


Monday, 10 December 2018 11:53 pm
apollymi: Hudson freaking out, text reads "Game over, man. Game over". I find this completely realisitc for the situation (Aliens**Hudson: Game over man! Game ove)
Is it really a snow day if it's only for a few hours?

So, we're getting calls for ice and sleet tonight, so GSU will be delaying opening until at least 10 in the morning. Granted, that's at the downtown campus... which is unfortunately where I work. The more northernly parts of the metro, closer to where I live, are still under a river flood warning too. The creek beside the apartment is still pretty close to overflowing its banks, so that's going to make everything... interesting. I'm hoping they decide to keep the campus closed for the rest of the day, but I'm not exactly getting my hopes up.

And I did manage to get some writing done on the train, mostly on the original version of Shelter. I wrote a bit more at work on the epilogue to After Midnight and the fanfiction version of Shelter. I meant to post a chapter of that one today, but exhaustion led to one thing after another, and the day got away from me.

And that's all I've got. I need to go collapse in the bed for a bit, see if I can't get my back to quit hurting some.


Sunday, 9 December 2018 11:23 pm
apollymi: Sailor Moon, blue in the face, teary eyed, text reads "Epic whine" (BSSM**Usagi: Epic whine)
Nooo.... Why does it have to be Sunday night already?! I'm not ready to go back to work. I don't wanna have to deal with people again so soon, not when I could be at home cuddling with my kitties! The only thing they judge me on is whether or not I've put fresh food in their bowls in the last ten minutes! Or if I move when they're on my lap! That's it!

As you might have guessed, I badly wanted a snow day that doesn't seem to be coming.
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Well, I can't say that I'm feeling any better. I'm taking as much zinc as I can stand to in order to try to cut this off before it gets really bad, since -- as always -- I can't take time off work to try to rest and recuperate.

I'm really about sick of all this rain. It's been what? Four or five days of pretty much straight rain. I'm starting to feel a bit like a drowned rat here. And it's supposed to keep going another few days. Is it... wrong to hope that someone declares that it isn't safe to cross the Chattahoochee so I can't go to work?

I need sleep. I think I'm gonna go give it a try.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:47 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)
It has been pissing down rain most of the evening, and we've already had one tornado warning. There's a river and creek flood watch in effect... and yet somehow work is still on for tomorrow. I'm just hoping that I'll be able to leave the apartment with a creek right next to us and a river we'll have to cross to get anywhere south towards the city.

And yeah, that's all I've got for myself for today. The weather is pretty much all that's on my mind. I'm weirdly more nervous about the weather here than I was when I lived in Florida... and I think it's because Florida as a whole is more prepared for bad weather than Metro Atlanta is. Given how poorly the water drains off the streets and so forth, I more than half expect Downtown to be a mess tomorrow.

So, yeah, bed now. Good night, all.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:56 pm
apollymi: Sailor Moon, blue in the face, teary eyed, text reads "Epic whine" (BSSM**Usagi: Epic whine)
It's not even officially summer yet, and I feel like I'm already dying of the heat around here. I've even broken with pattern and cut on the air conditioning already this year. Now granted, I do believe [personal profile] katsuko and I might be having a wee disagreement about how cool is cool enough -- for me, it's got to be 75°F/23.9°C to breathe, much less sleep... but she prefers it up around 77°F/25°C. Honestly, I would love to push the temperature down to around 72°F/22.2 or so... and just have her put on a sweater or something, but there is one more small proviso that is keeping me from it.

Namely that's the fact that the power bill is already well overdue. I have to pay at least $50 on it on Friday to keep it from being disconnected, then there's still another $80-something due. Plus the $85 that needs to be paid to keep the internet running. But all of that is for another day. We'll deal with it when we can, after all.

And now, I'm going to try not to die of hot as I sleep. Good night, all.

Friday at last

Friday, 1 June 2018 09:21 pm
apollymi: Duo and Heero back to back, text reads "Together" (GW**Duo/Heero: Together)
I swear, I think I end up using this subject line way too often. It's not as bad as the "something" or "blegh" subject, but it's getting pretty up there.

It was a long, long day at work today. I seriously didn't think it was going to ever end. Because I ended up having to stay until nearly 6:00 yesterday, I was told to leave a bit early. Of course, Richard was trying to get me out the door at a point that would have had me at less than 40 hours for the week, and I'm not playing that game. So I used today's bad weather as a convenient excuse to say I had to leave when Anastasia did, since she was going to drive me to the train station. So I left early, but not as early as Richard was pushing for.

And to hell with him anyway. He has no real say in anything at work, especially not over Anastasia or me. All he's got is a bit of seniority because he's been there a couple of years longer than us.

Tomorrow is car shopping day. I'm kind of nervous. Wish me luck, all!


Thursday, 31 May 2018 10:39 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
I really need a new subject line.

I have rain coming down outside -- again -- and I can't sleep, and I want to sleep (but I can't). I haven't slept well with rain in years, and it's worse when it's thunderstorms. So I'm sitting here, definitely not sleeping. [personal profile] katsuko is sleeping. Luci is sleeping. But Boo and I aren't. I can deal with this.

But since we have an insane day at work tomorrow, I guess I need to go lay in my bed and see if sleep mysteriously happens. If I can get Boo to quit grooming my hair for me.

Serious quickie

Monday, 19 March 2018 11:12 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
This entry is going to have to be a really, really quickly done one, not my usual all over the place rambles. It's storming outside, and I'm not sure how much I trust the power to stay on during this crap. It didn't manage to stay on during the last thunderstorm on Saturday, after all.

Before all this started, I did watch a couple of cooking videos. I've got a sauce I want to try making. It sounds like a simpler version of the thai peanut sauce I usually make, which I can appreciate. I'll have to find which video had the recipe in it. I have it on my YouTube favorites list, so that should make it easier to turn up.

And yeah, it's really starting to pick up, so I'm gonna go get under my covers and hope for it to go away. Or for them to cancel work tomorrow. Whichever.

So anyway, in the interst of missing some of the worst of the weather, I'm gonna go throw myself at my bed now. Good niht.

Lazy day

Friday, 23 February 2018 10:58 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
I guess I'm having my lazy day today, because Mum is coming to visit me tomorrow. And then there will be no laziness to be had, because the two of us always end up getting into stuff. I have no idea what the plans are for tomorrow, but I'm sure it will involve plenty of activity. It usually does. I will try to dress accordingly... if I can find shorts because what the fuck, Atlanta weather? Just what the fuck.

I'm not even sure I own shorts anymore. If I do, they're the kind meant to be worn under a skirt to alleviate chafing and thigh erosion. That said, maybe it won't be too gauche to run around in my one pair of capris, even if they are yoga pants. I'm not sure I care, either. It's February, and tomorrow will in the high 70s or low 80s. Because, again, what the fuck, Atlanta weather? Just what the fuck.

I think I like saying that today. Honestly, I'm kind of all right with this.

What I need to do is write more of this damn Shelter AU that is absolutely determined that it wants to be a verse all unto itself. Well, sort of. Same premise as Shelter -- GoodDay, with a messed up as hell and more than slightly masochist Goody and a making it up along the way Faraday -- but with a female Faraday. It gets amusing/weird, because Goody is roughly a Kinsey 5 (mostly gay), while Faraday is a Kinsey 3 (very definitely bi). Sorry, it amuses me, but then, I freely admit that I'm weird.

And yeah, I need to go throw myself at my bed, because all Mum said was that she was going to be waking me up in the morning. I'm not sure how early that means. So, good night, my freaky darlings. Sleep well.

Did it again

Saturday, 3 February 2018 09:54 pm
apollymi: Faraday staring off, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Middle distance)
I laid down and took a ridiculously long nap on the couch in my room again. I don't know what I'm going to do whenever it finally gives up the ghost and collapses. I moved it from Albany to Tallahassee, to our second apartment there, so I've had it at least 10 years. Oyaji had it for several years before that. I think the couch is at least 15 years old. Which I guess tallies nicely with a lot of other things I own, seeing as how the mattress on my bed is at least from the early 90s and my bed itself is from the late 90s. (No one will ever persuade me to give up my canopy bed, though, short of giving me a larger one. It's the perfect bed for me.)

So, in the aftermath of us drinking well at the baby shower, we wound up sleeping until nearly 5:30 or 6:00, when I got up and made the entry for yesterday. We gave the cats a big meal of wet food and went back to bed. Apparently the girls were fine with waiting until nearly 1:30 in the afternoon for us to drag our asses up and sleep a bit more, until nearly 1:30 as I said.

It's raining outside right now, and it's making me sort of tired right now. I'm gonna go lay back down, I think, and then decide what we're going to do the rest of the day. We have had plenty of raining already, and it's still early... but especially when it's like this. It's a pain, you know?

So, yeah, I'm thinking another bit of sleep would be a nice thing. I think I'll go do that now. Later, all.

Snow day

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:42 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, yeah, for the second time already in 2018, we're having a snow day. They didn't announce it until freaking 3:30 this morning. Like, I went to bed at 1:30, and I got up with [personal profile] katsuko's alarm, and there's the text from GSU and another from LaTrease saying no work today.

At least they didn't dick around with tomorrow. They sent a note at 4:15 this afternoon saying that GSU will be closed on Thursday too. So there's a that. I don't have to keep doing the "La Cucaracha" song in regards to the university president or calling him a fat fuck. I have two days in a row off. Thanks to Monday's holiday, I'll only have to work at most two days this week, provided the snow melts like it's supposed to tomorrow. I could certainly live with it not and getting Friday off too, though. One day of work this week sounds quite fine to me. I mean, two is acceptable, if I do go back on Friday, but only working Tuesday? That sounds fucking amazing.

Anyway, it's still snowy and gross and shit, and I'm not looking forward to the idea of [personal profile] katsuko trying to drive in it tomorrow, because IKEA is going to be open. WTF.

And now I guess it's time to go throw myself at my bed. Good night, all.


Sunday, 7 January 2018 10:56 pm
apollymi: Ed glares & Al stands behind him, no text (FMA**Ed: Ed is unimpressed)
That year in review thing? It will be happening. I'm not sure when it'll be happening, but it will be happening.

I spent a lot of today sleeping off the Flexiril I took last night. I feel a lot better after having taken it the last couple of nights, enough so that I don't think I'll need to take one tonight. That's a good thing.

On the upside, work is cancelled tomorrow. Atlanta is expecting a mix of snow and freezing rain tomorrow, and the city is pretty much shutting down. All the schools are closed, and GSU finally announced about 10 this evening that they weren't going to open either. This is a lovely thing. I just wish IKEA wouldn't open tomorrow either. There's no helping Mirko tomorrow, but that'll be after the worst of the weather has passed.

And now I'm going to go throw myself at my bed. I'm hoping that tomorrow will be a more productive day than the rest of the weekend has been, because the best I can say for myself today is that I cook meals for a couple of days next week/this week. That's good, right?

Anyway, good night, all.


Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:32 pm
apollymi: Giles in front of flames, text reads "Ripper" (BtVS**Giles: Ripper)
Okay, here's the thing: I'm tired and I'm cold and I'm ready to go throw myself under my electric blanket and try to be warm until it's time to go to work again.

I really don't feel like trying to do my usual year in review post today. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow. Maybe I'll save it for Friday night. I just don't know yet. I'm tired, and almost all my joints hurt, and I'm ready to sleep.

And you know what? That's what I'm going to go do right now. So, good night, all.

Another something

Saturday, 9 December 2017 10:08 pm
apollymi: Hatter talking, text reads "Hell no!", animated (Alice**Hatter: Hell no!)
I'm not sure that I actually have anything to say for myself for today. I didn't nap as much as I usually do?

The weather here in Atlanta has devolved into black ice, so I informed [personal profile] katsuko that she was not going into work all the way down in Midtown. So we stayed at home and watched a lot of YouTube videos instead. Pretty much the same thing we did after I got released from work yesterday. Tomorrow, though, we have a lot to do: cleaning, laundry, groceries, etc. Yeah, we probably should have done some of that today, but eh. *shrugs*

Either way, I'm going to see about throwing myself at my bed and seeing if sleep will occur. Good night, all.