melcreada: (ouran bitch please)
Rick Santorum is a horrible excuse for a human being. I dare you to listen to his anti-abortion-even-in-cases-of-rape speech and not throw up. He is vile.

I have no other news. Just had to get my disgust out...
melcreada: (i will never learn)
I am suddenly listening to nothing but upbeat pop. Oh noes! LOL...

We saw Tin Tin this weekend and it was excellent! It was a movie I was COMPLETELY ambivalent about, but JP talked me into seeing it and I'm so glad he did! It was funny and touching and just a great adventure story. A real throwback. It's nice to see Speilberg still has the chops.

I have class tomorrow - a ridiculous entry-level software class that I am taking SOLELY for the purpose of being there to provide guidance and answers to my older, senior-level analyst. Pathetic. The day the online applications no longer make sense to me is the day I retire. Oh, well. I guess the class couldn't hurt. Technically, I have no official training - I am self-taught on most of the software we use (unless you count the time I spent Googling various answers as class time).

So, my new year's resolutions are the same as usual although I have tried to simplify and clarify this time around, being vague and grandiose not having worked for me in the past:

1. Work out every day for 30 minutes, even if it's just doing some vigorous housework (this has been somewhat  impeded because I have managed to injure my back on two separate occasions since Christmas).

2. Refinance the house and change the land line (because AT&T is gouging my eyeballs out). Use the extra money from the refi to finish paying off my credit card.

3. Unless it is a necessity (groceries, gas, etc) or an emergency (car breaking down, running out of clean underwear), I am putting a moratorium on expenditures. I will have an allowance for going out to eat/theater/movies/vacations, but I spend way too much on clothes, jewelry, books, etc. I. Am. Getting. Control. Of. This. Budget. No one, especially in South Texas, needs 20 sweaters and nine pairs of boots (four of which are fur-lined).

So, you can see why I have not started on these resolutions quite yet, what with everyone and their mother having 70% after-holiday sales (I'm not made of stone!). But look out, next this week! I am good to go (as soon as my back stops hurting).
melcreada: (at-at pwned)
 I am so done with this year, OMFG...

My AC died yesterday (up until last night, it was in the mid 80s here in Hades) and the guy came out today to look at it. He replaced the capacitors but is not certain as to whether or not the compressor was permanently damaged. If these capacitors burn out, I will need to buy a new unit. Oh yeah, baby. A new unit. Today's visit cost $400, bringing this past month's emergency expenditures over the $2K mark.

Also, (sorry for the TMI) I have a very painful cyst in a horrible spot and the pain and embarrassment is just ridiculous.

The cold front (or as I like to call it, the "not as hot front") has kicked something into the air that is driving my allergies bonkers.

What else? Oh, yeah - JP's computer is on the fritz and I am starting to have small issues with mine. Joy.

I do have one good piece of news, though: we went to see the free movie at the small art house theater tonight, Breakfast at Tiffanys. It was awesome and I won 2 movie passes and a popcorn voucher for correctly identifying the group that sang the song 'Breakfast at Tiffanys.' Go, me.

Okay, this week has kicked my ass over the river and through the woods. Time to go lie down and contemplate what I will do if we have another emergency (so far my contingency plan looks a little something like this: 1. Run away  2. Buy a disguise. Possibly a fake mustache).

Night, all.
melcreada: (sm - usagi gnash!)
  

FRUSTRATED! FRUSTRATED! FRUSTRATED!
melcreada: (adults suck!)
Last night, our neighbor's 4-year-old son somehow managed to shove their water hose into our dryer vent opening and flooded our dryer, laundry room, and part of the kitchen.

Ughhhhhhh.

Thank goodness JP figured it out almost immediately and he got to work taking apart the dryer, cleaning it out, and running it so it would absorb excess moisture that was left in the machine. We mopped everything up and let the neighbor know (she was apologetic and promised to pay for everything). We had someone come out today and they cut out some of our drywall and put anti-mold stuff in there. Now, we need to find someone to fix the walls and that should be it.

It could have been worse, but it shouldn't have happened at all. I try to be understanding, but I can't relate - even as a child, I never had that kind of carefree, what-would-happen-if attitude. Even my mom jokes that I was born an old woman. But oh well. What are you going to do? At least our laundry room floor got cleaned...

Right before this happened, I had just finished making the most awesome, crispy lemon pepper wings. They were delicious! Baked in the oven (and broiler for a few minutes), all I did was put salt and lemon pepper seasoning and baste them with an olive oil/lemon juice/lemon rind mixture. I will have to do it again since we didn't get to properly enjoy them fresh from the oven.

And finally, it's fall again and my boot lust is back in full force. If these weren't so expensive, I would be wearing them already:



And also these (although technically I think these are "shooties"):



melcreada: (kare kano glamour mel-style)
Work is so ridiculously busy right now, but everyone assures me that once all the projects close in November, we can take it easy for the remainder of the year.

Woohoo, David Cook tour! He's making three stops in Texas, so I can definitely swing one, maybe two of those (assuming I can get tickets).

I was invited to take part in the Morrissey pre-sale, but I missed the email somehow and thus when I tried to buy tickets a few hours after they went on sale to the public, THEY WERE SOLD OUT.

I will never understand ticket sales and hope all ticket brokers DIAF.

Okay, that's it for me, I think. So cranky because I spent the whole day in meetings. That always makes me frowny-face.
melcreada: (all this bullshit)
What's up, my LJ peeps?

Cut for those who don't want to hear about my tummy troubles... )

In non-disgusting news, JP and I attacked several Blockbusters, buying up used Blu-rays for $4 each. Good times. I bought Red Cliff, parts 1 & 2, so I am really looking forward to finally watching that. I heart John Woo! We watched Scott Pilgrim tonight and I thought it was pretty funny and clever. They never went too far with teh emo and the ADD, chop-chop transitions kinda grew on me. I wouldn't mind checking out the comic...

Tomorrow I am going to visit my grandmother's grave with my mom and sister. So if the world ends, at least I'll be with family and I'll already be in a cemetery. I love it when a plan comes together...

Next week is San Francisco!!! I am so excited!!!
melcreada: (adults suck!)
Got my Jeep back today! Yay! It doesn't quite feel the same, but I guess I just need time to readjust. I was in the rental car for 6 weeks!!!

Listening to JP play Portal 2 - the AI computer (Glados?) is SO BITCHY. It's hilarious!
melcreada: (kare kano glamour mel-style)

So, we left for the coast on Sunday, got back today, and had an okay time EXCEPT:

- Monday afternoon JP slashed his foot open on something sharp in the ocean (you know, the world's TRASH BIN). We got him some antiseptic and band-aids STAT, but that area of his foot has turned red, blue, and purple, so we are a little concerned. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow.

- Later that night, I got the worst stomach ache EVER and spent most of the evening trying not to hurl instead of kicking back on the balcony with a few cold brews.

Ah, vacation. At this rate, I am positively terrified to go to Arwen's wedding in San Fran next month!!!



In other news, I HAVE AN ADDICTION, PEOPLE:



But ain't they cute???

More poetry because the month is getting on - Bill Holms, speaking of the Icelandic language:

For once you have begun a sentence, the whole course of your life is laid out before you )
melcreada: (at-at pwned)
So on Thursday morning I was coming down the stairs at home, missed the last step and fell HARD. So hard, in fact, that I wrenched my shoulder a bit and twisted my ankle badly enough that for a moment, I thought it was broken. But I have complete mobility - right now it's just tender and swollen. I have been icing and elevating it and all that jazz.

Yes, I was hurt worse by tripping over a STAIR than by an SUV slamming into the back of my Jeep. The universe's sense of humor is not lost on me...

In other news, it is 37 degrees this morning! LOL! Oh, Texas weather!
melcreada: (cake full of woe)
My mattress is sold out. Slow burn II: Electric Boogaloo.
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: (hp after all this time? always)

I saw this and burst into tears (although that may have something to do with PMS, hormones, or similar). But if you are a Harry Potter fan, I dare you not to get a little choked up at this retrospective and with the knowledge of what's coming...



I have no idea if this is old hat, but it's the first time I have seen it...
melcreada: (bitch needs to man the fudge up)

So...happy post...

Good things that are happening:

- Tomorrow is my last day of work until next Wednesday (hooray!)
- In spite of this horrible economy, we are still getting a bonus (double hooray!)

OMG, is anyone else watching American Idol? I feel like a total patsy, but that last singer with his brain-damaged fiance just made me bawl. Seeing the judges be all human, too... *sniffle* Ugh. This show.

Everything else I am hearing about is bad - violent protests in Egypt, the 11 police officers shot in a 24-hour period, Social Security trust funds drying up way before I will ever retire, yadda yadda yadda. I am counteracting all these bad vibes by listening to Cat Steven's Peace Train on an endless loop. Pointless, perhaps, but it makes me feel better. It also reminds me of the Dreaded Ex, who loved this song, but the memory my brain keeps conjuring up is the two of us driving between Dallas and San Antonio and singing and clapping to this song like little kids. So, you know...it's all good. I wonder what that lunatic is up to these days? He's probably out there stumping for Sarah Palin or something. *puke*

Don't judge me - I was young!

What's new, f-list?
melcreada: (lupin cagliostro)
I have been fuckin' sick as a dog this week!!! The doctor has put me on antibiotics that are making me gag and steroids (when do I get 'roid rage?). Ugh. I have been going to work and then coming home and going directly to bed, except for Tuesday when I was unable to move my head without blinding pain, so I called in. Thanks for calling me all day anyway, work. I charged your asses for every phone call!

I am mostly okay now, except for the coughing and the extreme tiredness. Oh, so tired. 

I am going to attempt to clean the kitchen and then make some hot tea and watch anime. Something old school and comforting, I think.
melcreada: (christmas lupin doujin)
I haven't been commenting on a lot of posts and for that, I FAIL. I am thinking of you guys and I am reading, just so you knows...

We went to the company Christmas party, which was nice. REO Speedwagon had lots of energy and got the crowd all revved up. Saw a handful of people we knew, ate too much, and listened to a couple of the band's big hits, and beat it out of there. With the exception of my poor feet (high-heeled boots for the lose!) it was a successful evening!

Earlier today I went to the Kona Grill with the girls for sashimi, sake, and gossip. It was an educational lunch as well since I learned what a McDonald's McGangBang was.

...

Oh, yeah - meme time!

Day 02 → Your favorite movie

I went back on forth on this, but in the end I have to go with Whisper of the Heart. It's funny and poignant and painful, just like middle school. I can see myself in Shizuku at that age and I wish I had met a nice, handsome boy who made violins. Bonus that one of the main plot points revolve around John Denver's Country Roads, one of my favorite songs ever. It's a movie I never get tired of and it makes me nostalgic and wistful as well as happy and hopeful. I will say this movie beat out Fellowship of the Rings by a very, very thin margin...
melcreada: (nana pretentious bitch)
Between the news that parents are trying to prevent their kids from listening to the President's address (and yeah, I can see the kids being "brainwashed" by the Prez if they are as dimwitted as their parents) and the blurb about Chris Brown being angry that Oprah didn't reach out to him when she did a show about domestic abuse (because he has suffered SO much, poor thing!), I am LOL-ing over here. 

It's times like this, that I want to take a bullhorn and stand next to these people and holler, "GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELVES, YOU WASTES OF SPACE!"

Hmmm, maybe Chris Brown can recommend a good anger management therapist...
melcreada: (neal so it goes)

I know this has been mentioned on LJ many times, but I don't think it can be said enough: Transformers 2: Electric Boogaloo BLOWS. Robot fights were cool and of course, Peter Cullen's totally awesome voice makes everything better. But other than that, zip zilch nada. Story, humor, characters all reeked. Although, JP found this HILARIOUS FAQ for those of you who might have questions about the WTF?! plot of this movie. Spoilers warning!

You know what else blows? Going to a baby shower and getting babies shoved at you, followed by the inevitable, "Don't you want one?!" It's almost as much fun as getting asked about my marriage plans. Oh, well. At least there was cake and crazy Melinda asked me if I would consider going on vacation with her sometime. So the day wasn't a total bust. Oh, and I also won the 'put a paper plate on your head and draw a baby' contest so that was cool. Apparently, no one minded that I drew the baby's face on its tummy. The cake was delicious.

I am starting to get obsessed with David Cook's pre-idol band, Midwest Kings (I know, I am always late to the party). The lead singer (Andy Skib of Cook's current band) has such a distinctive voice and some of their stuff sounds so like the mid-90s: a later Alice in Chains, Toadies kind of vibe which is just sooooo my type of music. Ah, college days...

melcreada: (at-at pwned)

I am so exhausted, it's ridiculous. I might take a nap after this entry, for reals.

I finally bought my ticket for Wicked. $20 in miscellaneous charges? Really, Ticketmaster? But whatever. I am excited!

JP is at the Star Trek movie, so I thought I would treat myself to a sushi dinner (yum!) and some Zipang sake (double yum!).

And speaking of food, I am reading Tales from the Scale, a cheapie little book I bought because, well I can totally relate.

Cut for whiny, personal introspection about being chubbeh. )

OHNOES!!!

Apr. 28th, 2009 10:51 pm
melcreada: (cake full of woe)
Refrigerator, why have you stopped working?! I was just kidding about replacing you...

JP is busting out the tool kit...

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