melcreada: (sm - usagi gnash!)
  

FRUSTRATED! FRUSTRATED! FRUSTRATED!
melcreada: (i will never learn)
I'm back. And exhausted. While on "vacation," I spent about 1 hour relaxing and the rest of the time running around trying to round up family and check on my parents and keep the Kid and his wife company since she wanted to see and do everything on the cruise ship. Still, I'm glad I did. Now I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing this Friday and Saturday.

I've been trying to catch up on the flist and I'm almost done. It seems like some of y'all have been having a rough time and I just wanted to pass out hugs to [livejournal.com profile] iammine and [livejournal.com profile] ryoneko and also give my condolences and the biggest squeeze ever to [livejournal.com profile] sardonicynic. Thinking of all you ladies as I sit among my unpacked suitcases, grateful to be home and just a little disoriented.

My little one-eyed kitty Kyo nearly died while I was gone. Thank goodness JP was here - he took Kyo to the vet and cared for him so well that I could barely tell how sick he had been. The vet wasn't sure what was wrong, but apparently Kyo's digestive track just shut down. The vet gave JP some vile, all-purpose meds and somehow they seemed to work. That cat has defied the fates again and again.

I haven't uploaded any pics from the cruise, but I thought I would leave this on here - I bought a piece of artwork on the ship (I am weak when it comes to any kind of art, whether it be a cel, a painting, or a giclee print, which is what this is):



Oh noes, no more wall space!!!

melcreada: (Adult!)

Ugh. Wild fires are raging 15 miles north/northeast of us and everyone seems to be losing their shit over lack of containment/drought conditions exacerbating the situation/etc. I am going to sit here and pretend I am a pretty, pretty princess until I can get a grip. What made it real to me was that my work just instituted their "Red Alert" system, where they call you and tell you that there is bad weather/dangerous conditions/the Apocolypse happening and to be careful. I just got 2 voice mails and 2 text messages from some creepy disembodied voice. 

Two weeks to go until I depart for the family cruise. My parents, Paul, and I are flying to Los Angeles to meet up with the Kid and Traci to go on a Carnival cruise. I am looking forward to spending time with my family, but preparing for the trip has been a pain because everyone keeps asking me questions, but I can't remember 5 minutes ago, much less 5 years ago (also JP always took care of planning our previous cruises and no one seems to want to ask him anything).

All this plus my own planning and the thought of navigating my parents through airports and onto the ship just makes me want to lie down. And never get up. Wah, wah, wah - me and my middle-class, first world problems, eh?

The local playhouse is putting on Xanadu: The Musical and I have already bought tickets! I don't have...high expectations, but if someone wants to put on rollerskates and pretend to be a Muse while singing Magic and Suddenly, then I am honor-bound to go and watch them do it. Yay!

Okay, time to go be a grown-up or something.

melcreada: (all this bullshit)
I would have updated this weekend but I was curled up on the couch, praying for Death's sweet release.

I dunno...cut because I talk about my girly business... )

The good thing about not wanting to move around much is that I got a fair amount of reading done. I zoomed through Goblet of Fire and am just about through with Order of the Phoenix. This is my third go through the Harry Potter series and I love it as much as I ever did (although I never realized how often Hermione moaned - kinky!).

Work is always work and one minute I am being hailed as awesome and the next, I am being spoken to like the village idiot. I hate that BTW - if you ever really want to piss me off, be as patronizing as possible. You will see my eyeballs boil in their sockets and have the satisfaction of seing Pretentious Mel get her betch on.

I think I am going to have pancakes for dinner. I used to love it when my dad would make us pancakes for dinner...it always felt like we were being bad! LOL.
melcreada: (cake full of woe)

Texas governor Rick Perry is running for President? Excuse me while I hurl. This man has no right holding public office but unfortunately an overwhelming number of Texans disagree with me. He is like... a less attractive and charming Sarah Palin.

This news coming after a particularly horrible work day is just the shit icing on my crap cake.

So, I came home and ate my feelings:


pan dulce, yum!

I don't really serve it on a serape with a side of maracas...this is just to give you a visual.

Maybe some Mighty Boosh will make me feel better. Although, really, the only thing that would cheer me up right now is a phone call informing me that I have won the lottery and can stop working immediately.
melcreada: (adults suck!)

I was thinking of joining tumblr and Pottermore (early!) but upon arriving at both sites I (wait for it)...COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE DIRECTIONS.

The internet had to explain it to me, both times.

I swear I am not a moron.

Exhibit A: when I saw "URL" on the tumblr site, I thought I had to enter a separate, personally-owned URL and I was all, "Motherfucker, that's why I'm coming here!" A simple "enter what you would like your tumblr URL to look like" would have been nice. A FAQ that had this statement would also be acceptable.

Exhibit B: I solved the effin' clue on Pottermore, but every time I tried to make the jump to the secret site (LOL that I am actually saying this), I kept getting some retarded parseltongue translator. Some nice person took pity on me and sent me the link. Yay, I joined Pottermore!

I am going to lie down now because the internet is too hard for me...

melcreada: (marie antoinette le hangover)

I would go gay for Sarah McLachlan and that's all I am going to say about that. ♥

I just watched her Afterglow concert on DVD and developed an irrational hatred for her ex-husband, although I am sure he is a nice man. But in the way that some people have gaydar, I have douchedar; however it's more of a gut reaction than anything else so maybe if I actually talked to him, I would feel differently.

These random and pointless thoughts have been brought to you by NyQuil, which I have been subsisting on since I got sick mid-week. I am coughing a little less since I hacked up one of my lungs on Thursday but the really exciting news is that I can now hear out of one ear. Yay! I was going to start that positive meme shit today, but maybe I better hold it for tomorrow.

Although things don't get much more positive than me drunk on NyQuil...

I was going to say that it's bedtime, but it's fucking 8:30 at night. Yeesh.
melcreada: (if it kills me)


Totally fucked up day at work. Bitterly cold outside (for San Antonio). But I'm home now - under the covers, with the Boyfriend and kitties draped around the bed and the internet on my lap...it's very nice and just about makes up for my crap day.

CRAP. DAY.

Oh, dear...

Jul. 1st, 2010 10:08 pm
melcreada: (nana so tired)

1. The Last Airbender was, unfortunately, very bad. What a waste of Jackson "Fine Ass" Rathbone. The special effects and fight scenes were mostly good. I loves me some slo-mo action sequences so I can actually see what is going on. But the writing and most of the acting and the overall herky-jerky storytelling was just...yuck. Oh, M. Night. I still love you, though. Not enough to go see another midnight showing of yours, but still...

2. Thanks to the non-stop rain and time of the month, I now am enjoying horrible cramps/my period and the biggest sinus headache ever to set up residence in my noggin simultaneously. Ugh. Everything hurts and squirts. Sorry for the TMI.

3. OHMYGODTHECRAMPS!!!!

4. Due to all of the above, I got nothing done at work today and thus have to work tonight. Which I am going to do momentarily. I swear.
melcreada: (real genius - up the dosage!)
It would be to get all those jerk offs from BP and drop them headfirst in the middle of their own oil slick.

If I read one more, and I mean just one more, article about how badly Obama is handling the oil spill crisis, I am going to climb atop the nearest tower with a machine gun. WAY TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL ASSHOLES THAT CREATED AND FAILED TO FIX THE PROBLEM, "JOURNALISTS!" LET ME GIVE YOU A SCOOP: THE CULPRIT IS ACTUALLY BP!!! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!

You guys, seriously. I am so tired of being enraged by stupidity. If they lock me up in the insane asylum, please visit?
melcreada: (ouran bitch please)

I had a whole angry post about the vitriolic town halls and the swastika graffiti on a congressman's office sign, but when every other word in said post is a variation on the words "dumb" and "fuck," I figured maybe I should calm down a bit before posting my reflections.

*ahem*

So anyhoo, t-mobile, after busting my balls for the last 6 months by rejecting again and again my emails requesting that my bill go paperless, FINALLY made it a selection on their website. Before you had to request it on the site, then reply to an email they sent you within a 24-hour period, and go on some sort of scavenger hunt or something. Way to go, dumbfucks.

See what I did there? I am so crabby.

In other bitchy news, I started my period today AND I had an all-day class that involved standing up and sitting down a lot, oh joy. PMS was in full force, let me tell you. Still, I got a lot of nice compliments from my current and former team members when it came time for the positive coaching exercise. Go me, god-dammit.

And, finally, a meme I have stolen from the lovely [profile] ellen_drell  to take my mind off...things:

The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

There be books here! )
melcreada: (real genius - up the dosage!)
JFC, no wonder I was having a nervous breakdown last night...unexpected period is unexpected!!!

Outside it is way too hot but despite this worrying fact, everything is blooming: the trees and grass and wildflowers in open lots. Just lovely and fresh and it fucking depresses me because I am a big bag of hormones. I adore feeling like a loser psycho once a month, you guys, for real.

How are all the normal people today?
melcreada: (calcifer)
Cranky-pants.

CRANKY. PANTS.

I love everyone's concern, but if one more person tells me, "Gee, you look/sound terrible!" I am going to dislocate my jaw and eat them.

Rawr.
melcreada: (at-at pwned)
Here is a rundown of my vacation so far:



- took sister to medical clinic to get stitched up after she broke up a dog fight (see last entry)

- realized that, through my own carelessness, I am now in default of my student loan by underpaying it last month

- had to take a nice chunk of money out of my savings to pay the difference of last month and this month

- ouch, that hurt

- JP and I saw a 42" plasma TV at Sear's for $780 and hemmed and hawed about it until they were sold out everywhere

- have I mentioned the TV in our living room is 12 years old?

- I was going to buy a laptop, but now I am terrified that screaming meteors will crash into my house (I don't know why they would be screaming) and I will have no monies to fix it, just trash bags and duct tape.


Okay, I think that's it. I'm done complaining. Still on track for Nano, so that's good. Also, as my family is always quick to point out, we're all alive and together and all that hearts and flowers shit. So, I shut up and agree and go off to be cranky by myself. Sorry ya'll had to hear about it.

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