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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.
icicleinspring: (kestrel)
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 06:49 pm
We went to the zoo last Thursday with the OLG and Artist A's sister-in-law. Getting up at seven to be out the door at eight and up there by ten wasn't my favorite part, but we got there after a slight detour of going to the wrong entrance first. It was slightly frustrating to only get a couple of things done before we broke for lunch since the sis-in-law and her kids didn't join us until noonish, but oh well. Went to the big mall up there for lunch, then back to the zoo until it closed at five. Some members of the group dawdled too much, and we didn't get to see a good half of the zoo. Better planning next time, I think. After another uneventful two hours at the mall we finally got on our way to dinner at Red Robin, which some people almost didn't join us at due to it being so late (my objection to the mall). The restaurant was really good, but we didn't get home until nearly midnight. I had a long, bad day at work the following day, so I was in a horrible mood when I got home.

Theresa at work screwed up the vacation request I put in next week by just giving me Monday and Tuesday as my days off instead of putting them in as vacation and giving me another two days off during the week. I told Lori right before I left Friday to forget about using my vacation time since I didn't want to waste it by tacking it onto the end of a full week's hours. I actually want to use the time to be off, not waste it when I'm going to be working the whole week, anyway. Ugh. I'm just so pissed off thinking about it. I needed those few extra days to just chill, and now I can't put in a new request until after the week of July 4th. On a slightly better note, I'm doing better in the salon. I started off rocky and unsure of myself, but it'll probably be in my best interest to stick it out.

Nothing much to say beyond that. I'm fucking broke again because I wasn't expecting to have to pay for the zoo tickets and fill my gas tank twice in one week. I just paid the phone bill, so I only have $7 until Friday. And even then I'll still be broke because I have to pay car insurance and electricity with my next check. I feel like I'm always behind no matter how good I try to be. With the economy in the shitter and things getting more expensive, I don't know why I act so surprised. Not that I wasn't in a bad mood already with fucking WoW freezing every time I try to go anywhere in Stormwind (I can't even get it to load long enough to get Talesyn out of the stupid city), but now I'm thoroughly annoyed. More later.
icicleinspring: (yes)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 07:40 pm
I got my new computer today, and I just set it up a couple of hours ago. I had to go back to the store and exchange my wireless adapter for one that worked, but now it's going like a dream. I've got all my files transferred over and my bookmarks redone on Firefox. Now I'm downloading the WoW game client, and when it's done we'll see how it runs. I'm very pleased with it so far. My monitor looks great. I need to get some speakers, though. Blah. Anyway, very glad it came in today. It was supposed to be yesterday, but I figured that Memorial Day might delay things a bit. It's an Asus Essentio with a Phenom II X6 processor in it and a one terabyte hard drive. Sweet little machine right out the box. Evil DM and Jana both approve. :D

Other than new computer, I got a bit of cool news from work. They're opening a new receptionist position back in the salon, basically answering the phone, booking appointments, and checking pets in and out. Lori asked me if I wanted it and told me I was the first person she thought of. I was a bit flattered, and I said yes. I'll be doing that mostly weekends, still cashier the rest of the time. Didn't come with a pay raise, but I wasn't expecting that. It just guarantees me more hours, and it sounds like something I'd like to do. Little cool, not big cool, but still cool.

Started reading Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, which I borrowed from Steph at work. Nothing else new on the media front. Oh, wait, we did start watching American Pickers, which is kind of like the pawn/auction/antiquing shows. Two guys go around the US buying old stuff from private collectors for their store. They meet some really neat people and see the strangest things. I like it, but my inner neat freak is going, "Oh.MY.GOD.." Heh. So, it's a cool show. Anyway, I'm outta here for now. :P