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Ooh, I found a place to shop for gifts for Bossman! He’d love to think he’s an athlete and a huntsman, lol, and pretty much all he does is golf but I know for a fact he’d be giddy over all of the deer hunting products they’ve got over at H&R Business Mall like their Deer Feeder, because deer hunting’s such a big pass time out here in the boonies. H&R Business Mall ships factory direct, so all of the products they sell are the latest, newest versions and never the outdated or discontinued stuff.



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There’s just something about the Yankees, isn’t there? They have a hotdog and apple pie quality to them, even their name’s patriotic and watching them play the game is a sight to behold. I wish I’d been able to see them play live, in-stadium, or get Yankees Spring Training tickets, but I’ve never had the money to go to even a local ( Royals ) game, not that I’m a big fan of KC’s team. I miss New York, and The Boys are part of that, and I’d love to go to Spring Training but just checking the Yankees Spring Training Schedule is going to have to do it for me. In June, when they play the Royals, I’m going to enjoy watching them cream the crap out of KC’s team – sorry, I’m no fan, lol.



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Well, my mom’s at it again. Her and her boss have had a huge blow out fight over something too personal to be work related. This is so stupid. After my stepdad passed away, I thought she’d be ‘free’, so to speak, and that she wouldn’t have someone telling her what she could and couldn’t do, who she could and couldn’t talk to and where she could and couldn’t go but she’s given her boss that power over her – she’s replaced her husband with him.

She can say all she likes that she hasn’t, but she has, he comes into her house without knocking or being let in ( Which is why the dead bolt at our place stays locked now, because he can’t control himself like a normal person. ), stretches out on the couch and drinks beer while he watches her TV and if we’re anywhere near him he starts picking at us and trying to make us mad or feel bad about ourselves, and then acts like we have a great relationship when questioned about it. I’m so tired of people doing that – they start shit with you and if you retaliate then you are the one with the problem!

So, anyway, she calls me up in the middle of the night last night and says she’s had a fight with him ( Apparently it’s my fault, but I’ll get to that later. )and she’s coming over, long story short she didn’t come over and gave me no calls or excuses for that behavior, so I waited up half the night for her and eventually fell asleep waiting.

Now, onto what’s my fault about this fight. Mom claims she’s got people following her on the road, trying to kill her – yes, that’s really what she claims – and that it’s because of her work. Bossman buys it hook, line and sinker and I don’t. Bossman, the other day, asks me if I believe she’s being followed and I asked him if he wanted the truth – he said he did. So, I told him I think she’s making it up to gain attention and sympathy, and I do think so. Well, he told her I said that – now I’ve told her eight hundred times that I don’t believe she’s being followed – but when she called she was furious, as if I’d been spreading rumours about her. He asked, what was I supposed to say? “Duh, I dunno, I have to ask Mommy what I think.”!? He can bite me and so can she.



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You know, I never thought I’d be looking at apartments in Austin Texas, or anywhere in Texas, for that matter. In fact, I believe at some point I swore Texas off as a possible place to move to once I get out of Stabsourri, but I’m looking at some of these places on SimpleSearchApartments.com and they actually don’t look half bad, a bit on the pricey side but not too bad. The search engine thingie is awesome, like Rent.com without all the annoying ads and pop-ups, and you get more advanced choices for search criteria, like searching by amenities or school district, or even by pets – very nifty site.



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CROSS POSTED

Ack, freaking FREEZING! That space heater’s doing absolutely nothing for this place, at least it keeps Laota and I *almost* warm when we’re sleeping but I’m about ready to kick Cold’s ass, lol. I seriously do not need to get sick.

At least we’ve got cocoa and cider and the occasional warm rice, ugh I love rice. I may make some when I get done typing. Pew, I have to remember to take the garbage out in the freezing cold. More pew.

I made some pumpkin cookies, actually sugar cookies in the shape of pumpkins – so cute. The frosting is fantabulous, I decree that I’m the best frosting maker of all time, lol. Cookies and cocoa and a bigger butt here I come!



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Do you know what sucks? Missouri sucks. Our house needs some serious landscaping, because we’re at the lowest point in the city and, no matter what we do, it gets washed away when the creek ( about half a block directly behind our house ) floods and fills the whole yard like a swimming pool. Seriously, I’ve got pictures on this blog of it flooding like that. And it screws up whatever we’ve done, the only thing that survives are the older hedges but leaves, sticks and sometimes small drowned animals get stuck in them and the longer branches take forever to get out, but everything else – everything we’ve planted, any new brickwork, our landscape lighting, our decorations, ect. is washed away or ruined. It even ruined our miniature fountain we had on the side of our house, which I just found out. PEW.



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Oct. 11th, 2007 12:59 am
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So, I want chicken. No, that was not random. Okay, yes it was, but the lack of protein in my diet is driving me crazy, lol. Don’t get me wrong, rice, ramen, frozen veggies and tea have served me well, and they’re cheap which is the point of eating them for every meal, but at the same time they get really old after awhile and there comes a point in time when you’d all but murder someone who was holding a Subway sandwhich just to get at the roast beef, lol.

On top of this meat situation my throat is killing me and I don’t know if I’ve caught a cold or it’s allergies, and I’m really hoping it’s the latter because I can’t forsee being able to buy generic topcare dayquil anytime soon, and that’s really the only thing that works on me. I’d love it to death if people out here would wash their hands on occasion or, I don’t know, not cough right in a stranger’s face in the check out line at the grocery store, but apparently I don’t get that consideration.

Not like being able to breathe through my nose in Missouri is any big whoop, because at some point the state beefed and it’s been lingering in the air ever since. It never goes away, a mixture smell of ass and stupid, rotating scents like those air fresheners that have two scents that keep switching so you always notice the fragrance. Only it’s ass. Various shades of, even, and it never goes away.



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I’ve found out very recently that real estate in Missouri is climbing in price again, at least here in the Northwest. When we moved out here, our neighbors had bought their house for only $50,000-ish and they ran it into the ground for ten years, then turned around and sold it – looking rundown with bad wiring and plumbing – for almost $160,000. This I know because our neighbors are those Keeping Up With The Jones types who brag about every damn thing they do. And I bought into it, and thought it was pricey until I found out what homes are going for in other parts. Scottsdale realtors, alone, are selling up to $3,995,000 and my step sister and her husband sold their Oceanside ranch-style ( yes, a tiny ranch ) for 630,000 – can you believe that? And I keep hearing that real estate will be rising even more, so I guess if you’re gonna buy, you better get cracking, lol.



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God I am so freaking tired. I’m starting to think that I’m being followed around by succubi or psychic vampires who steal your energy and feed on your life force to survive, thereby reducing you to a sad, exhausted shell of what you once were like what happened to Vera Wang, lol.

At least for the rest of the month my hours are still down to 14/day and I get my day off every week, which changes mid October or earlier, and I’m so not ready for 18 hour days again – even if it’s only for a little while.

I’m just not up to anything at all anymore, I’m so exhausted, I wish I knew what I could do or if there were a supplement or something I could take to boost my energy even a little bit. I think if I were making any kind of real money, like even minimum wage, this would be easier to take – I could always say that it was at least worth all the crap to a degree.



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Well, cool, lol. Cool-er, at least, cool enough that I could wear my trench coat comfortably yesterday. I’ve been waiting, pining, even scheming for this time of year – I hope the cool weather stays.

Supposidly it’s back up to 80 tomorrow, then drops to 65 ( woohoo! ) on Friday – it’s Football Season! Yes that was wildly random, but the fun thing about FS is that it leads to the Super Bowl – which leads to Thanksgiving, which leads to turkey, which leads to more scheming.

So, yesterday went by without incident – I thought, for sure, these blindly patriotic hillbillies would have said something racist or anti Islam – something. But they didn’t, they didn’t shoot guns into the air to protest Islam this year, either, which I guess is a big deal – step in the right direction.

While I’m not too fond of the religion ( sorry PC Police ), I’m not stupid enough to think that the 9/11 attacks had anything to do with the beliefs – there are radical extremists in every religion. I’m living proof of this, lol.



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First, the good news – today is Josh‘s 25th birthday, happy birthday hun! Hope it’s a great one, and please don’t pick your own lobster out of the tank again this year – you know it makes you cry, lol.

And now the sadness. As you probably know, if you’ve lived above ground for the last 10 years, today is the 6th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, possibly one of the saddest days I’ve ever had to endure.

It’s so weird looking back on it now, isn’t it? Like, somehow, it turned from this horrible, scary tragedy to some kind of fucked up feather in Bush’s cap. It’s a good thing, for his sake, that I don’t want the electric chair.

It’s almost like it didn’t happen, though. I don’t know how to describe what I mean – it obviously happened, but the U.S. has been so dazed since then. Like we’re all downing one more beer to keep the hangover from setting in, and everyone’s just trying to get through this one night, but people are crying anyway. I think the attacks had more of an affect on me than I’d like to admit.

For one thing, it made me afraid of everyone. When it came down to it, before the war on ‘ter’ even started, a lot of our neighbors *cough*Canada*cough* showed their true colors but quick. While there was a lot of support for the U.S., in a time that rough you don’t expect someone you thought you had a decent relationship with to go, “Well, nobody really likes you, you really need to change your ways. I mean, I’m not saying it’s not a tragedy, but I’m not saying you didn’t deserve to be knocked down a few pegs, either.” – and this is exactly what every Canadian I knew was saying the day after the attacks. That’s about the time I lost faith in that country – that’s showing your stripes, man.

I know not everyone’s like that, and there’s no point in lumping the cool people in with the assholes, but I seem to know primariily all assholes with a very few exceptions – and every single one I know has something arrogant, pompus and up their own ass to say about the U.S. – fun!



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Is it just me, or is summer stretching for far longer than it has any earthly right to stretch? I need cold, 50 degree weather, I need sweater weather – I’m not built for heat like this, lol. It’s really the humidity that’s doing it, it’s like being in a bamboo steamer with it’s lid on and not being able to get out. I constantly feel like I’m melting, then the Jewish blood in me pipes up and decides I’ve gotten heat stroke and am now dying ( get offended at that all you want, lol ), then I die a painful death at the hands of Sun-shaped air pirates. It’s horrible.

I love this time of year, though. I can’t wait for the leaves to turn and people to focus on Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite time of year – have I mentioned that I’m not a fan of summer? The stores are already filling up with Halloweenie candy and costumes, and the holiday’s deally’s have gotten weirder and weirder ( Laota showed me a ghost change purse today plus today, lol ).

Speaking of Laota, Her birthday is in exactly one month – on October 5th, first birthday without The Bastard around, gotta love that.



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Give it up for the incurably stupid, ladies and gentlemen! I’ve started helping this chick with her coursework, because she’s required to have a partner and she actually had to go outside of her school – and comfort zone – to find someone to pair with. And, I’m telling you, there are more than a few reasons why.

First of all, she’s not a bad person – she’s actually a very pleasent, very fun-loving person who expects me to do her share of her work because the subject she chose to do her project on – Paganism in the United States ( which is the only reason I agreed to help her ) – apparently “isn’t in the text book”. Well, no shit.

The problem I’m having, aside from the fact that she doesn’t like doing her own work, is that she’s trying to use the excuse that she doesn’t know anything to justify her not knowing anything. And that’s an excuse that I can’t stand.

People, we live in the age of information and, while you can’t believe everything you read, with a little elbow grease, anyone with some time and access to the internet can research almost anything. There is absolutely no excuse for not knowing things in this country at this point in time. The End.

Why is it that nobody knows anything? What do people *do* online? How can you justify being stupid when you have access to the majority of the written work of the ages at your fingertips? She has time to chat on AIM for hours a day, but she doesn’t have time to read anything that doesn’t have emoticons peppered through it? What bullshit!

I’m going to post more about that when I can stand to think about it, lol. For now, I’m posting that there are new bento pics over at CMKA, not the prettiest bento but I was in a hurry. I did get to use my new, super-cheap bento with the cute little birds on it, lol.



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Eesh.

Aug. 26th, 2007 08:36 pm
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So, I found something fun out today. The place we’re moving to, while having a transit system and cabs, also has quite the Christian population.

Don’t read me wrong, I can live around them, but I have the feeling I’m going to be some Born Again’s pet project, which is a thought that sickens me. I don’t want to be someone’s make over game, I don’t want to hear about Jesus, I don’t want that book read in my presence. I don’t want to have to repeatedly tell someone I’m not interested, only to have them show up every Sunday in their church clothes, giving me the condescending, ‘Are you ready to accept Jesus now?’ look.

I’m hoping that, if I keep my head down, and refuse to meet new people, I’ll slid under the radar and won’t have to be ‘Saved’, lol.



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With the prospect of a new city comes the worry of insurance, car to be exact. Neither Laota or I can afford life insurance ( we can barely afford to eat ), but we’re getting a used mini van ( hopefully ) and we’re going to need to insure it. The problem is, since neither of us can even afford cheap clothes, we’re having a hard time finding cheap car insurance that’s actually cheap.

The lowest rates are all so far above as they may as well be in the coulds, and it makes me wonder if the van is even worth the trouble. I mean, there is an actual bus transit system in the city we’re moving to ( unlike here ), and I’m used to walking everywhere, so if we got low rent housing we technically wouldn’t need the van, right? Not that it wouldn’t make things easier, especially since we live at Snow and Rain’s house with the more than occasional tornado on the off days when there’s no searing heat and humidity, it’d be nice to be able to drive to work, so while not needed, the insurance for the van would be very helpful. I’m just rambling now, lol.



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So, it turns out we’ve got to move a lot faster than we’d planned thanks to a person who won’t be named who blows, so we can’t make it across the country just yet. But we’re planning to move about 2 hours away, which I know doesn’t sound like much but it’s an entirely different world.

It’s a small metropolis named St. Joseph, which sports almost 75000 people verses our 1800, plus a highway, and businesses, and some low rent housing to boot. I’m hoping to get a telemarketing job, but at this point I’ll take anything, lol.

At any rate, I’m trying to raise the money to move so I’ll be absent from the net off and on for awhile,



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Flood-y.

Aug. 9th, 2007 03:37 am
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Yet more flooding, at least so far it’s not so bad but I’m so worried about it dousing the pilot for the water heater again. I’m increasingly tired of the thunderstorminess here, and the insane humidity. It’s like a rainforest here, only the monkeys work at the local store and aren’t the cute variety, lol.

My Enchanted Worlds: Ghosts book came in the mail today. I’d hug it if it hadn’t been around since 1984, lol. I’m waiting for Dwarfs and Fabled Lands, then I think I’m gonna get Dragons and Spells and Castings when I have some extra cash on hand. So far the books are only costing me $3 or $4 a piece, and now that things are more financially stable for me, I may start building up my bento collection again. Granted, I’m barely making any money now but I’m making ends meet now, even if it does require 16 hour work days and no days off, but hopefully that’ll change soon.



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Well, well. I’ve been gone for a few days. Because of *yay* storm time! I love living in the crotch of Tornado Alley! Almost every year my entire backyard floods to the point of it being a pond, we call it ‘Brigadoon’. And, every year, Squidbillies try to drive through it, then have to get out in the middle of the new lake and push their cars/trucks/ect. out again. You’d think the fact that the city had road pilon’s out to detour traffic would have, you know, detoured traffic, right?

Anyway, it rained non-stop for almost 3 days here, we had some minor floodage yesterday but today was ‘the big one’, which is Faith-speak for ‘it will probably be worse tomorrow’. Today the water got up so high that it got into our garage, which is on a hill, and flooded the pasture out back entirely and part of the pasture next to it. Thank the gods the horses are OK, and Shortcake was hiding in the garage on the upper beams so she’s fine. It took forever to get her down, though but now she’s safe and sound on the front porch drinking cappuccino(sp?).

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