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What's worse, spiders or roaches? :/ My old place had lots and lots of spiders. Really scary looking ones, and on one notable occasion I even found a black widow. But the new place has roaches. Horrible disease vectors of nastiness. :(

But other than that I like it. It's very small, (Who the hell designed a kitchen with only two drawers. TWO.) but it's all my very own. I still have my books and bookshelves to bring over, and then I will be all settled.

Work; I hate this job more and more every day. There are few things worse than working for a micromanaging boss who is not as smart as she thinks she is, and is very good at finding ways to blame her fuckups on everyone else. This wasn't something that directly effected me when I was a lowly prep cook with 0 responsibility.

Also my smart phone has died its final death. No more internets at home for me--I got a cheap little flip phone with supposed internet capability. I can check my email and use the search engine, but anything big like Livejournal and Twitter is just too much for it. :( A new smart phone is not in the budget right now. A new anything is really not in the budget right now. Hopefully a few more months of being smart with my money will gain me some breathing room; moving really knocked out what money I'd saved. Again. The money I got back from Usedlaptops.com has been a lifesaver--I was very polite with them and I did get a full refund + the shipping fees back, it just took a while for the transaction to process.
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oh, lol

When I first got Mica one year ago, she weighed seven pounds. Nothing but skin and bones. Yesterday at the vet, she weighed in at 15.9 pounds. ._. Girl has over doubled in size. I swear I don't free feed, and they all only get 1/2 cup of food a DAY. Unless my housemate/the people she brings over have been feeding them when I'm not at home? Mica has very bad food anxiety, and the second she sees the bottom of her food bowl, she starts begging for more, so I can see them giving her more food not knowing/caring that I already fed her. They get daily play time with the laser pointer and feather wand, so I really just don't know.

Whatever, TWO WEEKS UNTIL I MOVE OUT FUCK YEAH.
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Catering: never doing this again

Oh, thank god I don't have to work tomorrow. :(

I am making serious for real plans to be out of here and working somewhere on the coast by next spring. I can't with my job anymore. I just. cannot. There is only so long I can quietly seethe before I snap (there is an fuckton of drama behind this; tl;dr version, I resent the hell out of the assclown who is our new head chef--it is not just me who feels this way, and INCOMPETENT MANAGERS OH MY). And I am tired of catering, oh god am I sick of it. I need to get back to being a line cook; that's what I am (or was, two and a half years ago...) really good at. Working the line, you come in for your shift, maybe do a bit of prep for your station, make the food on the tickets as they come in, then clean up and go home. With catering it's so fucking drawn out, and I know part of why I am having a terrible time sleeping is because I just can't stop thinking about my job and planning everything I have to do, also worrying that I forgot to do something important.

Guess how much I am looking forward to tomorrow in my state where it is still legal to buy fireworks? DRUNK REDNECKS + EXPLOSIVES. I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS. I really hope it rains all night tonight like it's supposed to (it's been supposed to rain all week); my parents live in the middle of the fucking woods with lots of pine trees, that in this heat wave are as dry as (for lack of a better simile) tinder. Guess where I'm spending the holiday. :/
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THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT

MY LAPTOP WHICH HAS SUPPOSEDLY BEEN REPAIRED JUST ARRIVED, AND GUESS WHAT? IT HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED.

I'VE ALREADY PAID ONE THIRD OF WHAT I ORIGINALLY PAID FOR THE DAMN THING IN SHIPPING FEES FOR ''FREE'' WARRANTY SERVICE.

OH IT IS FUCKING ON NOW, ONE THING THAT WILL MOST DEFINITELY GET ME TO OVERCOME PHONE ANXIETY IS RIGHTEOUS RAGE, AND THE FUCKERS AT USEDLAPTOPS DOT COM WILL TAKE THE DAMN THING BACK AND WAIVE THE RESTOCKING FEE AND REIMBURSE ME FOR THE SHIPPING CHARGES.
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Well, one stressor is removed: finding a new place to live. I was really getting discouraged because all of a sudden everywhere is charging pet rent and raising their prices, not just my apartments.

But the very last place I called was well within my budget. The pet deposit is $300 (:/// but better than $500, like everywhere the fuck else, and no pet rent). Also first month's rent is half off, water's included, and there's no app fee! And I had perfect timing, as the only 1 BR vacancy they will have coincides with the time I need to move in. When I went to their office to talk to the manager, she offered me an app and told me I could bring it back anytime, and I told her I already brought two paystubs and could write a check right now. She said, wow, you came prepared. And then we got to talking about my current apartmenthunting woes. Turns out I'm the third person from the complex I live in now to ask for info/sign a lease here. LOL, GO FIGURE.
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My laptop broke. Usedlaptops.com sucks, do not buy from them ever. I don't care that it broke; it came with a 90 day warranty and they're fixing it. I care that I had to pay over $60 in shipping ($18 and some change to actually ship it, $22 for the "laptop box" since even though I still had the original box it was shipped to me in, the FedEx person said if it was lost or damaged I wouldn't be able to get the declared value on it ($175) unless it was shipped in the special laptop box, and another $18-something for return shipping.) I was tempted to tell them, you know what, keep this shit, because the fifteen percent restocking fee would only be around $20.

But I need a computer. And they have the only computers I can afford.

So fuck.

And also there was much anxiety when I was emailing tech support and they wanted me to give them a phone number. I was flipping out worse than I have in a long time, and I just wanted to email back, look, software, I can figure out. Hardware, nuhuh, I'm not touching it. That's what you guys are for, just email the return authorization number to me already. I even tried to deflect by saying I couldn't use a phone right now, and they emailed back and said, well when is a convenient time for you?

D:


But I knew it was stupid to not do everything possible to avoid spending more money, so I let them call me (better than ME having to call THEM), and then I still couldn't make it work and now I'm out sixty bucks plus the shitload of anxiety I had to process.


This has led to another round of money anxiety. Which is like the number two or three thing I worry about. And dealing with all this bullshit has completely drained my social fu reserves, and I have yet to actually start looking for a new place to live.

OH AND, HERE, HAVE SOME WORK DRAMA.

Okay, so the catering company I have worked at for the last 2+ years had the laziest idiot for a head cook. Not getting into that because no1curr, just trust me that this guy was a lazy son of a bitch, and I held out as long as I did with the shitty pay and shitty hours in the hope that one day he would get fired or quit, and here I am, with my year of culinary school, and fine dining experience!

This past February I ended up getting the promotion to baker, which, yeah is alright. It's more hours and more money, but my heart is not and never has been in the pastry arts, also experience in this field, I have none.

So a few weeks ago we hired a new prep cook. A male prep cook (almost all the other cooks are female). And this past Saturday the head cook quit! Actually flounced out of the job, if accounts are to be believed (and god do I wish I had been there to see it with my own eyes).

Who gets promoted to head cook? Take a wild guess.

Seriously? Seriously.
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Things I would say to my housemate

if I weren't so damn obsequious and loathing of drama:

-We have a garbage disposal for a reason, that reason being so the leftovers you kept in the fridge for a month don't stink up the house sitting in the fucking garbage can.

-Wash your damn feet. You are a grown ass woman, why are there dirty foot prints all over the bathroom floor after you take a shower?!?

-Don't leave your bootleg porn DVDs in my DVD player.

-It's great that you love my cats, but knock it off with the bringing people over just to show them my cats. Although that one woman who exclaimed ''look at the golden one!'' when she saw Oz did amuse me somewhat.

-Don't leave your used douche sitting on the bathroom counter.

-Please stop with the cooking dinner in the middle of the night on the weekends when you get home from the club. That's what Taco Bell and Waffle House are for.

-Stop using the toilet paper to take off your makeup. Buy some damn cotton balls.

...And this is the best housemate I've ever had. Christ.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Sanctuary is canceled. :(((((((((((

IT'S BECAUSE OF THE KISS ISN'T IT*

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brb sobbing in the corner...Please let there be a mini series. I figure that Damien, Martin and Amanda knew there might not be a season five, so they tried to tie off as many plots as they could in the season four finale. But still. So many unresolved threads!

LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO BIGGIE OMG. :(((((((

This post is lovely eulogy/summary of why this show is the bestest. And now go Netflix it.



*I know it's not, they just ran out of money. Doesn't make it suck less. :((((((