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I've always wondered....  
01:10pm 24/06/2011
I know it's been a long while since I have posted anything on LJ. I've been incredibly busy with finding a job, getting myself adjusted for school while teaching my daughter at home. The month of May was hell!

I'll give a re-cap what's been going on. In January, Pete's W-2 was returned to the corporate office because the post office decided that we didn't live here anymore. We fought this battle before and it's because the postal worker thought the house was abandoned because there was no car. Duh, the running air-conditioner and the cats in the window are a dead giveaway along with the radio noise...but I just think that the carrier was being lazy. I pay all my bills online so paper bills don't come to us like normal people. I guess that's what I get for living a hermetic lifestyle.

In February, we bought a car and Pete can't drive a stick. So the taxi service falls onto me again. I'm not complaining because let's face it, being without a car sucks. Everything works in this car including the AC so for $1800 dollars on a high mileage car with a lot of life still in her it's nothing to sneeze at. And it's pretty too! It's nice and silver and clean. XD She has her little quirks and we call her Butterfly Bullet. There's a story behind the name.

March has been interesting. Not only did we get a heatwave here, we also had a pretty interesting time dealing my landlady's attitude. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that my neighbors were blaming me for a lot of things that they were doing wrong and put me in a situation since 1) I keep to myself and 2) It's easy to point fingers at someone that doesn't know what's going on to lay the blame on. What we were being blamed for...high water bills. Now Yolanda knows for a fact now that we're not the cause of it since we took care of all of our leaks but that's not the real problem. You see, in the lease it said specifically no washers. Dryers we can have since we take care of the electric bill but the water is taken care of by the landlady Yolanda.

April was fine but slow. I've been sick most of that month from my poor diet which I had changed recently.

May, Pete's pay got screwed up and we were behind on some of our bills. That was...HELL. I had my vehicle registration coming up and I didn't have the money to pay for it until the beginning of June. We got it all straightened out now. THANK GOD!

June, just before I had to get the vehicle inspected, I had a sticking throttle. Not cool. Not only was it eating a lot of gas, it was revving very high and that's dangerous on the road in a stick shift. I was astute enough to adjust my driving to keep myself out of an accident but that was interesting. We managed to get it inspected in that condition but the situation had to be corrected quickly. Once we figured out why it was sticking, it was smooth after it was corrected which cost me a whole $12. I replaced the PCV valve, added some fuel system cleaner and used WD-40 on the throttle body. Easy fix.

I also discovered that a lot of jobs don't use paper applications anymore and those that do are privately owned companies or mom and pop stores. Any big companies are using online applications. Yikes! I put in one for Aaron's, Big Lots, Family Dollar, Auto Zone, Hartford, and Best Buy. My guess that I won't be called for any of them since I'm not bilingual. Maybe Auto Zone only because of the demographic that I'm female, white and in school. Big corporations like that prefer that you know someone and I happen to know the manager and three of the sales reps there so that's going to help. Plus it's close to home and I don't have the excuse to use that my car broke down. It's walking distance. It's literally down the block from where I live. It's a five minute walk and less than a minute drive.

We're planning on getting a second car for Pete so he has something to drive to and from work but for the time being, we're getting a bus pass for him just in case my hours don't allow me to pick him up from work. If I'm lucky, I'll get the day shift which means that I won't be away from home too long.

Anyway, for something fun, I took this online IQ test and scored a 115. For a few people that know me, the last time I did this test I scored a 109 which is slightly above average. According to the scale from this test, it placed me in the Superior percentile. It's below genius and this means that I'm smarter than 1 out of 6 people I meet. Well, that's not so bad. It's interesting to say the least but it's not a completely accurate score either since there are many forms of intelligence that this quick online test didn't cover and most of these tests are supposed to be given by a psychologist that accounts for age, sex, and location. Yes, this test did ask for those but it's still not accurate anyway. So that could mean that I'm dumber than what this online thing gave me.

Anyway, that's been my year in review.
location: at home
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Busy work....  
11:16am 27/07/2009
My husband decided that he was going to spend his days off sleeping which left me with all the chores in the house. Yeah, it's no wonder I didn't snap. My roommate is being lazy too which is starting to piss me off. Must be nice to be able to go out of town to visit your boyfriend without job and get to go out to movies and such without having to work for any of it. GAH!! My husband busts his ass and this is the thanks we get for being nice! Oooh I'm not going to go there.  

On the upswing though, we're getting a car. Pete has a co-worker that's looking for someone to take over the payments for her Impala because the car is too big for her. She has 1 year left to pay on it. We already went with her to the dealership and the paperwork will be transferred the moment we give them the first payment. It's the best that we can get at this time. Everything works on this car and I'm so excited! It's a 2003 and it's the same color as my old Sable....beige. What is it with cars and beige? We end up with beige cars. Oh well....it's a car. ^___^ 

Oh and for the record, I'm not playing taxi.

Oh which reminds me, we got another RPer for my KKMcomm. Man is he wacky! He doesn't have a personal journal up, but he does have an external website. He's pretty interesting and very in character from what I have read and from what another player has mentioned. Oh and Pearl gave me an award for my creativity. ^___^ It's in my profile so go check it out when you get the chance. It's very pretty.
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Been working on pics....lots of lots of pics.  
03:35pm 01/06/2009
So far what I have gotten done are Drocell pics since that was the folder I had open since I started this project. Very interesting stuff and I have gotten a hang of the program that allows me to manipulate the images. Some can used as banners, some can be used as background images if you want to. But here are the images that I have completed thus far. picsCollapse )
mood: sleepysleepy
music: the hum of machinery
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Meme I snagged from Pearl......  
09:17pm 29/03/2009
1. Can you cook?
I used to be a professional. So that would mean a yes. ^__^
2. What was your dream growing up?
I wanted to be an engineer or an infantry specialist. I like fighting and fixing things.
3. What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I had the talent to talk to people better, but that's a learned skill. I can find lies really quick though.
4. Favourite place?
Where ever my computer is.
5. Favourite vegetable?
I like tomatoes.
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
Three in each ear and a tattoo of a tigers head on my right ankle.
9. Worst Habit?
Assuming too much and losing my temper too quickly.
10. Do we know each other outside of lj?
11. What is your favourite sport?
Tae Kwon Do and swimming.
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?
Hmmm, depends on the situation and the mood but in general I'm a realist.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Most likely I'll start talking about things that I don't want others to hear. Maybe flirt a little. LOL
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
I would rather not discuss that here in a public forum but I will say that I was kidnapped and leave it at that.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you:
I like rubber shoes.
16. Do you have any pets?
Three cats a dog and a beta fish that belongs to my roommate.
17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
I don't dance like that but yes, I know it.
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Depends on the clown and depends on the situation.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Lose some weight and maybe get a smaller butt and thighs.
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Depends, but most likely the partner in crime. It's more fun. LOL
22. What colour eyes do you have?
Green some times, blue other times and a little tan in the mix.
23. Ever been arrested?
Yes. Three times and all of them were for stupid things. If I were to do it again, I would make sure that I would put the other in the hospital to make it worth my while.
24. Bottle or Draft?
Bottle, but that's rare that I drink anyway.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
Pay off my debts and maybe a vacation along with a nice down payment for a new car. Deathtrap Dorothy is about to retire.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
I don't chew gum. Reminds me of a cow chewing cud.
27. What's your favourite bar to hang at?
I don't go to bars. Haven't gone to one in a long while. I prefer internet cafe's.
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Reprogram some things and make things run faster and better.
30. Do you swear a lot?
Oh yes.
31. Biggest pet peeve?
Cowards, stupid people, arrogance, liars and emos.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Um, yes. It really wouldn't bother me either way if you can't.
mood: amusedamused
music: random conversation
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My new RP...  
03:04pm 03/03/2009
Those of you that don't know about my latest project, I'm about to give you the skinny. The kkm_rp_game community is made for the person that don't want overly strict rules, stringent plots or the hassle of posting every day. I have it open for any character in any fandom that just want to have fun and mess around. Even though the comm is based off the KKM series, I thought outside the box with this. The rules that are being posted are for those people that want to create an original character (OC) or simply want to just better explain their character when the time comes to create a character sheet.

Those of you that are interested in joining, simply click on the link to join the community or drop me a line here. ^__^
mood: amusedamused
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I did it again.  
07:28pm 26/02/2009
Those of you that know me really well ought to know that I am a big gamer. This means that if I feel that I have a need to start a game, I do just that. I'm branching out again and this time, it's with the fandom of Kyo Kara Maoh!.

The community is still in it's raw stages and I am taking requests to join here as well as in the community forum which is located kkm_rp_game for those of you that want to look at the community and the rules that I have up so far. I claim to play Wolfram von Bielefeld. That's right. I'm playing only one character. He's very different from the other characters that I have played in the past and I happen to love the "Little Lord Brat".

For the time being, the plot is going to be very random meaning that there is no set plot at this time and it may not have one for a while. There is also a potential for the comm to become mixed anime. Mostly it's going to be pretty chaotic and the potential for fun is abounds. I'm also open to suggestions if anyone has any. ^__^
Listening to: Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
Listening to: KMFDM - A Hole in the Wall
mood: chipperchipper
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100 questions meme....WTF!?  
02:53pm 27/01/2009
Cut because this meme is sooooo long!! Collapse )
location: at home
mood: boredbored
music: something on the tv, don't know, don't care
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Making the most of a bad situation....RANT!!  
03:29pm 03/12/2008
I'm not going to deny that Una had to let go three players recently. Two of those players in the yugiohrp3 group weren't let go for disciplinary reasons while one of them has. I'm not going to sugar coat this. Una has given special allowances to the three players and one of them has really stepped out of line and went as far as to email me personally and cussed me out. She even sent me a text message on my phone stating this. I'm not posting her words here.

Una isn't a dictator by any means and it's pissing me off that not one person is looking at what she had to do compared to what she had done. If Baku-chan and Skunky want to come back, then all they have to do is write their character sheets. Every other player has done it and it's a benefit to the other players so that way there is no confusion about what a character can and can not do. It prevents the Luke Skywalker affect. No one is that perfect. Every player has voted on this and agreed to it.

As for their character journals are concerned, I'll talk to Una about it. I agree with what Lightrobber and MOG said. I don't think it's right to have the journals taken unless the player is absolutely sure that they are not going to play the character again in any other role play community. I say that it's at the player's discretion.

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location: at my lab
mood: grumpygrumpy
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(no subject)  
12:31am 29/10/2008

Listening to: Def Leppard - 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
via FoxyTunes

Your result for The Greek Mythology Personality Test...



More on this meme that was snagged from Skunky....Collapse )

Take The Greek Mythology Personality Test at HelloQuizzy

Listening to: Def Leppard - 21st Century Sha La La La Girl
mood: amusedamused
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Interesting and snagged from Vulture! ^__^  
03:20am 25/10/2008
I thought this was rather interesting. Hmmm, I think I'll do this with all of my characters and see what I can come up with. ^__^ I'll have to post the results in their bios and profiles rather than on the comm itself. Don't want to clutter anything.
you are darkmagenta

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Listening to: Gackt - Oasis
mood: chipperchipper
music: Anything playing on the computer
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