dreamcatchings: (misc: sadness shield)


I promise I'm alive. It's just sort of been 100 degrees or over for about two weeks now and that plus weird working schedules with switching days off and working OT has pretty much depleted all my energy. I'm down to not giving a shit about much of anything and sort of faking everything. I'm doing what I can to get by currenrly. I'm hoping to shake this soon, but we'll have to see what happens.

dreamcatchings: (fringe: blinded with peter science)
I know it's been a while since we had a 100 Things post, but I've been otherwise occupied with the crochet and with reading the Hunger Games books. I'm about done with the last one, though, so I should be able to full speed ahead on comics. I've decided that it's best to read or re-read material prior to making a 100 Things post. Also I was originally planning on talking about the various series that spin off of The Books of Magic, but they're actually pretty awful so far. I don't even want to finish them much less write about them.

With that said, someone should help me pick what I read next.

List:


  • The Boys (at least the first few story arcs)
  • Exiles (first full Marvel run)
  • Ultimate X-Men (full run)
  • Concrete (full run)
  • Animal Man (N52 1st TBP)
  • Justice League International (N52 1st TPB)



This is a very short of list of things. Feel free to suggest others because I might have it.
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I know it's been a while since we had a 100 Things post, but I've been otherwise occupied with the crochet and with reading the Hunger Games books. I'm about done with the last one, though, so I should be able to full speed ahead on comics. I've decided that it's best to read or re-read material prior to making a 100 Things post. Also I was originally planning on talking about the various series that spin off of The Books of Magic, but they're actually pretty awful so far. I don't even want to finish them much less write about them.

With that said, someone should help me pick what I read next.

List:


  • The Boys (at least the first few story arcs)
  • Exiles (first full Marvel run)
  • Ultimate X-Men (full run)
  • Concrete (full run)
  • Animal Man (N52 1st TBP)
  • Justice League International (N52 1st TPB)



This is a very short of list of things. Feel free to suggest others because I might have it.
dreamcatchings: (esotsm: heartlost)
March has been a bit of a hard month. It's been long and stressful to a certain degree. I've been switching my schedule around about every week for one thing or another. My mother had to have cataract surgery done in both eyes, one of my tires went completely flat, an issue with ordering from a restaurant still hasn't been resolved almost a month later, and my department is moving buildings. This last one is probably the biggest because it requires not only the physical move but also a new wardrobe as well as coloring my hair back to something that passes as "natural" instead of green.

The moving process was done today. I wasn't there. I work the late shift so my boss suggested I just take today off and work next Wednesday instead. We have a weirdly running pay week. I had to say my goodbyes to a building and people I have worked with Wednesday night. Over five years. I spent over five years in one building save for some projects here and there. I worked with some people for that entire duration of time. I had to say goodbye to that building, to those people on Wednesday. A number of them are not people that I hang out with outside of work. They are work friends, work family. It feels like I will never see them again. That opens a hole up in my chest.

And there are things that a friend mentioned to me that I don't know what to make of, which always bothers me.
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March has been a bit of a hard month. It's been long and stressful to a certain degree. I've been switching my schedule around about every week for one thing or another. My mother had to have cataract surgery done in both eyes, one of my tires went completely flat, an issue with ordering from a restaurant still hasn't been resolved almost a month later, and my department is moving buildings. This last one is probably the biggest because it requires not only the physical move but also a new wardrobe as well as coloring my hair back to something that passes as "natural" instead of green.

The moving process was done today. I wasn't there. I work the late shift so my boss suggested I just take today off and work next Wednesday instead. We have a weirdly running pay week. I had to say my goodbyes to a building and people I have worked with Wednesday night. Over five years. I spent over five years in one building save for some projects here and there. I worked with some people for that entire duration of time. I had to say goodbye to that building, to those people on Wednesday. A number of them are not people that I hang out with outside of work. They are work friends, work family. It feels like I will never see them again. That opens a hole up in my chest.

And there are things that a friend mentioned to me that I don't know what to make of, which always bothers me.
dreamcatchings: (illy: bored now)
Things are going pretty well. New position is so much less stressful although getting used to the new schedule still has me thrown for a bit of a loop while I get used to it. Then there's the fact that our IT department didn't install everything on my computer properly, and I can't do parts of my job because of it. That does worry me, but my boss knows that I've been emailing them every week for a month. Mostly because I put him on the email chain. He even emailed, and they ignored him too. Excellent.

Going out of order, I decided on a forum setup for the game I had been talking about. I am currently working on building it and all the various things included in setting up a forum game. You can actually see if here and feel free to give me feedback. I've mostly just been trying to figure out how to make someone else's CSS behave since I have no idea how to write my own.

The best (and worst) thing about the new position by far is that one of my co-workers is about on the same level of comic book geek as I am so we spend a good bit of time talking about them. He has a tendency to read things I don't so I've been learning a lot about Captain America. He's also a really big DC fan. I have hit and miss DC knowledge. All his talk about the new 52 perked my interest, though, and I actually pre-ordered eight TPBs yesterday: Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion Lost, Teen Titans (Scott Lobdell FTW hopefully), Animal Man (per co-worker's suggestion), Birds of Prey (ZOMG, thank goodness someone is using Katana because I loved her in Batman and the Outsiders forever and ever ago), Justice League Dark, Justice League International (one word: ICE!) and Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn, nuff said). We'll see how they are.

Also thanks to our conversations, I ended up buying the comics edition of Collectorz as well as the app that turns my phone into a bar code scanner.
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Things are going pretty well. New position is so much less stressful although getting used to the new schedule still has me thrown for a bit of a loop while I get used to it. Then there's the fact that our IT department didn't install everything on my computer properly, and I can't do parts of my job because of it. That does worry me, but my boss knows that I've been emailing them every week for a month. Mostly because I put him on the email chain. He even emailed, and they ignored him too. Excellent.

Going out of order, I decided on a forum setup for the game I had been talking about. I am currently working on building it and all the various things included in setting up a forum game. You can actually see if here and feel free to give me feedback. I've mostly just been trying to figure out how to make someone else's CSS behave since I have no idea how to write my own.

The best (and worst) thing about the new position by far is that one of my co-workers is about on the same level of comic book geek as I am so we spend a good bit of time talking about them. He has a tendency to read things I don't so I've been learning a lot about Captain America. He's also a really big DC fan. I have hit and miss DC knowledge. All his talk about the new 52 perked my interest, though, and I actually pre-ordered eight TPBs yesterday: Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion Lost, Teen Titans (Scott Lobdell FTW hopefully), Animal Man (per co-worker's suggestion), Birds of Prey (ZOMG, thank goodness someone is using Katana because I loved her in Batman and the Outsiders forever and ever ago), Justice League Dark, Justice League International (one word: ICE!) and Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn, nuff said). We'll see how they are.

Also thanks to our conversations, I ended up buying the comics edition of Collectorz as well as the app that turns my phone into a bar code scanner.
dreamcatchings: (joa: ignorable me)
I did not get the one position at work, which does not surprise me. The feedback I have been given thus far was nowhere near helpful and seemed to be geared toward pushing me, once again, in a direction at work that I do not wish to pursue. The second position I applied for has not been through the interview process yet. I am supposed to be getting a phone call from the manager/supervisor over that department sometime today or tomorrow. The lack of an honest to god time expectation strikes me as totally inconsiderate, especially as I am trying to make plans with various people but have to put them on hold because what would I do if said manager called me during them.

Then I get a private message on Fanfiction.net that says, "Do you still go on this website? Geesh you must not since you only wrote stories from '98! Bye!" It shouldn't have caused a knee jerk response of me feeling like a failure, but it did so I sent them a message back that basically said, "Thank you for writing me, and maybe you didn't mean this message to be so hurtful but it was." because I'm getting really sick of everything at this point.

I feel not only stuck but also punished at work. I miss my old supervisor who would have fought for me. I am tired of being the team captain in keeping people's spirits up. I am sick of playing lead without any of the recognition or pay. Our current lead refers people and their questions to me. He gives me power. I get nothing but more responsibilities in return. No one gives me an inch, but they take miles and miles from me.

My soul hurts.

I am still seriously considering having a talk with the manager over our side of the call center because something has to give.
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I did not get the one position at work, which does not surprise me. The feedback I have been given thus far was nowhere near helpful and seemed to be geared toward pushing me, once again, in a direction at work that I do not wish to pursue. The second position I applied for has not been through the interview process yet. I am supposed to be getting a phone call from the manager/supervisor over that department sometime today or tomorrow. The lack of an honest to god time expectation strikes me as totally inconsiderate, especially as I am trying to make plans with various people but have to put them on hold because what would I do if said manager called me during them.

Then I get a private message on Fanfiction.net that says, "Do you still go on this website? Geesh you must not since you only wrote stories from '98! Bye!" It shouldn't have caused a knee jerk response of me feeling like a failure, but it did so I sent them a message back that basically said, "Thank you for writing me, and maybe you didn't mean this message to be so hurtful but it was." because I'm getting really sick of everything at this point.

I feel not only stuck but also punished at work. I miss my old supervisor who would have fought for me. I am tired of being the team captain in keeping people's spirits up. I am sick of playing lead without any of the recognition or pay. Our current lead refers people and their questions to me. He gives me power. I get nothing but more responsibilities in return. No one gives me an inch, but they take miles and miles from me.

My soul hurts.

I am still seriously considering having a talk with the manager over our side of the call center because something has to give.
dreamcatchings: (dw: simply having a wonderful christmas)
I forgot to mention this earlier. A very big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] mizzmarvel for sending me the present. I wasn't expecting it so I opened it early. Thank you very much, dear.

For all those on my flist, here's hoping you have a fantastic holiday no matter what you celebrate. May it be full of light and love and hope and wonder. I am very glad to know all of you, and I wish each and every one of you all the wonderful things in the world.

The fic Christmas presents are obviously going to be late, but if you want one, come sign up here.
dreamcatchings: (dw: simply having a wonderful christmas)
I forgot to mention this earlier. A very big thank you to [personal profile] mizzmarvel for sending me the present. I wasn't expecting it so I opened it early. Thank you very much, dear.

For all those on my flist, here's hoping you have a fantastic holiday no matter what you celebrate. May it be full of light and love and hope and wonder. I am very glad to know all of you, and I wish each and every one of you all the wonderful things in the world.

The fic Christmas presents are obviously going to be late, but if you want one, come sign up here.
dreamcatchings: (gert: smile)
My da and I did Christmas today. He bought me an X-Box Kinect, which I knew about because I helped him pick it out, and a Kindle Fire, which I am totally OMGing over. So cool. I'm thinking of using the name Gert for the Fire.

In other news, my mom and aunt are fighting so said aunt will not be at Christmas. Oh well.
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My da and I did Christmas today. He bought me an X-Box Kinect, which I knew about because I helped him pick it out, and a Kindle Fire, which I am totally OMGing over. So cool. I'm thinking of using the name Gert for the Fire.

In other news, my mom and aunt are fighting so said aunt will not be at Christmas. Oh well.
dreamcatchings: (joa: ignorable me)
A nightmare woke me up at 8am. It was ghost related in that I was talking to someone I didn't know in a house I didn't know. She was talking to me over the phone, though. She related an incident that had happened to her and her family in the house. I woke up, but it wasn't the normal waking up. My dream just went black. After she finished the story. Just black. Like my conscious mind had decided that was enough of that shit and just pulled back. I normally wake up wake up, eyes open, gasping. That sort of thing. This was a quick fade to black and wobbling on the edge and wondering whether I was still asleep or not. And then I opened my eyes. Bleck. Oh well. I decided to make the Christmas pumpkin pies. One to take to my dad's tomorrow and one for my mom's on Christmas. I'll probably make some quick and easy fudge to take, too. It's just melted chocolate chips and sweetened, condensed milk. A friend at work told me about it.

Speaking of work, things continue to be the terrible. One of my co-workers refuses to do practically anything and no matter how much we complain to the supervisor nothing seems to happen. Our lead does nothing about it. He makes jokes about this person needing to work, but they all just get laughed off because they're friends. So obviously there's no bite to it. There's also the fact that 90% of the time when someone asks our lead a question, he defers to me. Of course I wasn't allowed to even put in for the position. I just get to do it by default. I'm also the morale officer in addition to everything else under the big, blue sky that I'm doing.

Then there's our manager who gives us no respect and never answers a question directly. He disrespects me left and right. He'll give me something to do and then when I offer to do more of it, he acts like I have no fucking idea what I'm doing. Case in point, yesterday we were working on a Communication and some articles about a process change. I wrote/rewrote all of those. Manager mentions that someone also needs to add some articles about the process, which I point out that I can do. He acts like there's no way in hell I could figure it out. Hey. Fuck you.

The one position I applied for was one interview and two presentations. I have a feedback interview on the 27th, which will likely be a "Thanks but no thanks" meeting because my personality doesn't mesh or what the fuck ever. Then there's the second position, which I will have a phone interview for on the 29th or 30th because the supervisor over that department is nice enough not to make me drive in on a day off. This position contains a large popularity factor because the department gets to vote on the new member. Also the supervisor is married to the overall manager of my current department. She adores me and would not want to lose me.

Seriously, though, if something doesn't come through I'm going down to talk to her. I need a position created for me that includes the tasks I do and takes me out of my current pool. I'm doing a massive amount of work for no more pay or respect or recognition. I'm tired of the doormat life.

Totally considering moving to North Carolina and starting a bakery/pub with De. I don't know if it would work, but damn I need something. Baking excites me. I enjoy doing it. I made 689 cookies for people at work last weekend and loved every minute of it even as my hands ached from using the cookie scoop that much.

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A nightmare woke me up at 8am. It was ghost related in that I was talking to someone I didn't know in a house I didn't know. She was talking to me over the phone, though. She related an incident that had happened to her and her family in the house. I woke up, but it wasn't the normal waking up. My dream just went black. After she finished the story. Just black. Like my conscious mind had decided that was enough of that shit and just pulled back. I normally wake up wake up, eyes open, gasping. That sort of thing. This was a quick fade to black and wobbling on the edge and wondering whether I was still asleep or not. And then I opened my eyes. Bleck. Oh well. I decided to make the Christmas pumpkin pies. One to take to my dad's tomorrow and one for my mom's on Christmas. I'll probably make some quick and easy fudge to take, too. It's just melted chocolate chips and sweetened, condensed milk. A friend at work told me about it.

Speaking of work, things continue to be the terrible. One of my co-workers refuses to do practically anything and no matter how much we complain to the supervisor nothing seems to happen. Our lead does nothing about it. He makes jokes about this person needing to work, but they all just get laughed off because they're friends. So obviously there's no bite to it. There's also the fact that 90% of the time when someone asks our lead a question, he defers to me. Of course I wasn't allowed to even put in for the position. I just get to do it by default. I'm also the morale officer in addition to everything else under the big, blue sky that I'm doing.

Then there's our manager who gives us no respect and never answers a question directly. He disrespects me left and right. He'll give me something to do and then when I offer to do more of it, he acts like I have no fucking idea what I'm doing. Case in point, yesterday we were working on a Communication and some articles about a process change. I wrote/rewrote all of those. Manager mentions that someone also needs to add some articles about the process, which I point out that I can do. He acts like there's no way in hell I could figure it out. Hey. Fuck you.

The one position I applied for was one interview and two presentations. I have a feedback interview on the 27th, which will likely be a "Thanks but no thanks" meeting because my personality doesn't mesh or what the fuck ever. Then there's the second position, which I will have a phone interview for on the 29th or 30th because the supervisor over that department is nice enough not to make me drive in on a day off. This position contains a large popularity factor because the department gets to vote on the new member. Also the supervisor is married to the overall manager of my current department. She adores me and would not want to lose me.

Seriously, though, if something doesn't come through I'm going down to talk to her. I need a position created for me that includes the tasks I do and takes me out of my current pool. I'm doing a massive amount of work for no more pay or respect or recognition. I'm tired of the doormat life.

Totally considering moving to North Carolina and starting a bakery/pub with De. I don't know if it would work, but damn I need something. Baking excites me. I enjoy doing it. I made 689 cookies for people at work last weekend and loved every minute of it even as my hands ached from using the cookie scoop that much.

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Took today off from work so I could finish the NaNo. Last year I was done early. This year? I need to write about 7,000 more words to finish. Real life has been hectic this year for sure. I can do this, though. I will succeed.
dreamcatchings: ((default))
Took today off from work so I could finish the NaNo. Last year I was done early. This year? I need to write about 7,000 more words to finish. Real life has been hectic this year for sure. I can do this, though. I will succeed.
dreamcatchings: (Default)
It's almost November. November means NaNo. That means that I'll be even more AWOL than normal. Except for the constant spamming of current word count. You have been warned.

I have to work on Halloween so I'm using today as my horror movie marathon day. Score!
dreamcatchings: ((default))
It's almost November. November means NaNo. That means that I'll be even more AWOL than normal. Except for the constant spamming of current word count. You have been warned.

I have to work on Halloween so I'm using today as my horror movie marathon day. Score!
dreamcatchings: (chase: lasers)
I may need to reformat Donnie (the desktop), which would be annoying. Spent a half hour before work trying to get him to work. He would boot and then not open anything once it was clicked on. Booted into safe mode with networking, restored to a previous date and then restarted only to find he was not displaying the desktop, despite displaying the Task page and shut down and start up pages with no problems. By then I had to go to work so I shut the computer down. I'll mess with him tonight. Worst case scenario is boot into safe mode with networking, back up to my externals and reformat. Best case scenario is that the gd thing works when I get home and I don't need to do anything. Might reformat anyway, though.

In other news, it's almost October. October = birthday and a visit from De. Yays.

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