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icicleinspring: (tori - your voice)
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 03:31 am
I've been addicted to WoW since I started playing, and I've nearly got my first toon to level 85. Yay, me! She is a night elf hunter, and I love the class in particular. I have way too many hunters. I've also enjoyed my druid, although I only have her up to 27. It's nice to have a game everyone in the group (except for my husband, the party-pooper) can play together. The next thing on my agenda is to camp all the lovely pets I want. Haha. Anyway, that takes up most of my free alone time, but I'm still reading a lot, too. Just finished The Marketplace, which was only okay. I liked Anne Rice's Beauty trilogy much better. Eehehe. *cough*

Moving on. Romex had to have surgery last week, but he's doing as well as can be expected. Hopefully they'll be home this week. Maybe more chemo, but it looks like they got all the badness out. He and Jana have been constantly in my thoughts and in my heart lately, and I hope they know how very much they mean to all of us. I'm taking care of their furries while they're gone. It's been no problem at all getting back and forth, just very hot during the day in the car. Ugh. Hopefully I can trade Dad for the Taurus next week just to get me through the rest of the hot weather.

On a personal note, work sucks. We're finally getting new people, which is good, but inventory is this week. That always makes everyone stressed and mean, and customers have been really shitty lately on top of that. Just needy, angry people. I hate being surrounded by all that. So I've been stressed out and short-tempered there, and it's really hard to fake nice. My mood today was just shot. I had a headache and barely got through the day. Took tomorrow off to give myself some breathing room. The wonderful newbie Adam in Petcare took my shift for me. I cross-trained him on the register myself, and he's very quick on the uptake and a good worker in general. It's so rare that they hire someone competent anymore.

Oh! My husband is the best EVER. He's taking me to see Tori on November 29th as an early birthday present. We're going to her show in Atlanta. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! She's the one person I've always wanted to see live. She's obviously my favorite musician, so no surprise there. That's the one good thing I can think of at the moment. Now I'd better go to bed. TTFN.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 01:32 pm
Lots of stuff going on around me, if not to me. Best Friend's husband is sick and got a buzz cut when he's had a ponytail forever. Sending tons of love his way, and now I get to pet his head! :D Jana cut hers short, too. It looks awesome. Co-worker of mine got really bad news about her dad, like he only had a few weeks to live bad, then gets mad at his doctor for some reason (don't remember what she told me) and throws him out of her dad's room, telling him he is no longer treating her father. So new doctor and new tests, and low and behold, he only has a few tiny spots of cancer in his lungs instead of all throughout his body and organs and with some treatment and physical therapy is going to be okay. So she told me all this yesterday at work, got off at seven, and by nine when we closed, we get a call at work telling us she's fallen off her porch and has broken her hip. I feel just awful for her, and I hope she heals well. I'll miss her while she's gone.

Next week is Husband's birthday, and we're going to a restaurant we've never been to before. Mom has and says it's great. I made reservations for 19. Good grief we have big parties. I need to call everybody again and let them know what time. I got him the Boondocks season 3 on DVD, and the LG got him Dead Rising 2 with all the nifty extras. I told other people who asked gift cards to various places or things off his wish list. Hopefully the dinner goes okay, and everyone has a good time. I don't know why I like birthdays so much, but I always want them to be happy for the people I care about.

Umm..mundane stuff. I finally finished Wise Man's Fear, and I also read Elegy Beach in it's entirety. I'm still not finished with Memnoch, but I've started Black Powder War by Naomi Novik. I got a book on kink that I'm looking forward to reading, too. Oh, that reminds me. The LG went to the new adult store in North Chuck on Friday night. It was a fun little outing, and that's where I got the book. We all bought books, come to think of it. Haha. As for what Husband and I are watching, we've stalled out on Queen's Blade, still watching Strike Witches and got caught up with Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. I watched what I'm afraid is the last episode of Harry's Law this week, as there was no hint of what was on next week. We watched the pilot for The Killing on AMC, and it looks good. Well, more to come later, I'm sure.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 07:25 pm
Separate from the meme, I have other stuff to add, so here we go. I don't like resolutions. I feel like they set you up for failure because they're almost always unreasonable. There are some things I'm determined to work on about myself this year, though. Number one is my fear of confrontation has to go. It's causing me to be unfair to my loved ones. I've been hurt by several things Artist A has said in the past, but I've never felt confident enough to say anything. I'm going to have to see if we can have a heart-to-heart soon to come clean so I stop judging her actions unfairly like I did when they declined to hang out this past weekend. I've since talked to her on the phone to see how she was doing and found out she was suffering with her period complications. I felt like a heel and well I should.

It also makes interacting with my family nearly unbearable at times. They made me very angry when they put down my choice not to have kids at Mom's birthday dinner, and during most family functions of any sort our differences of opinion when it comes to religion, sexuality, and politics makes things awkward or frustrating for me. I'm so tired of keeping my mouth shut when they say something that makes me livid or hurt. From now on I'll say something if they are out of line, and if we have to agree to disagree, then I'll make plain what topics I'm not willing to discuss. I'm an adult. They can either treat me like one and respect my boundaries or go without my company.

Husband and I have very few issues, but I'm going to have to be more forceful about stuff I want done around the house getting done in a timely manner. I asked him to organize the movie room at the end of September. It's January, and he hasn't touched it. Time for another talk.

I'm trying really hard to be happy with myself. I am tired of feeling fat. If I eat better and get more active it won't be in order to be thin, only to be healthier. If I don't, I'm not going to feel like a nasty cow anymore. I'm beautiful just the way I am, and I'm going to start acting like it. This will not be an immediate change, but I'm already wearing nicer clothes and trying to be more confident in them and my appearance in general.

I have to have a goal when it comes to my work situation. There's not a lot out there right now. My current idea is to look into some kind of certificate I could get at Tech for something like a pharmacy tech or maybe working in a medical office. Something with not quite the same pressure of a retail setting but still not too demanding overall. I've never really wanted a career, and I think if I can manage to land a job like this I could be content with it and enjoy my life outside of work a lot more as a result. Only time will tell.

That's all I can think of for the moment. I'm about typed out right now. Off subject, I'm switching my main e-mail to icicleinspring@gmail.com. It'll be a pain to change everything over, but I'm tired of keeping up with so many e-mail accounts I don't use. That is all.