Also, there is a kink meme going around, and I haven't done a meme in a while.;) So here goes (I am assuming this refers to what I read, not to what I write, since everyone knows I write mostly sappy fluff with a touch of very mild kink here and there...:P):
( Kink Meme )
My car died on me - again - last night as I was driving home from work. And by died, I mean just randomly stopped moving in the middle of the road. With no warning whatsoever. ( Read more... )
In other news, the laptop gave me a scare again yesterday - it went into stand-by mode, but refused to be revived. Touching the sensor pad didn't elicit any reaction, pressing the on/off button didn't either... even unplugging the damn thing didn't work, since obviously then it automatically switches to battery power. So it was basically on, but totally unresponsive. ( Read more... )
Also, I almost went to a yoga class today. Almost, because - predictably enough - I didn't make it there on time, and since the guidelines posted on the yoga center's website clearly state that you're actually supposed to arrive EARLY for a class to sign up and stuff, I decided not to make an idiot of myself and didn't bother coming in.:/ ( BUT!... )
Yes, this is what happened to me last weekend. My GPS was safe at home, but I still had to pay well over a hundred bucks to replace the broken window (my insurance wouldn't cover it, because the cost was lower than my deductible).
These are the joys of living in the city, in an area where you have to park on the street. Yes, I want a nice suburban condo with a guarded parking lot for residents. Not that I needed much more convincing on the matter - but if I did, this timely incident just might work. *sarcastic smirk*
( more pointless blabber under the cut )
Oh, and why yes, I have just recently spent $360 to fix the car, haven't I?
I'm not feeling particularly bright or green right now, actually, but I have promised myself to at least try to post tonight, so here goes.
( Life lately is just so... blah, I guess. )
In other unrelated news, I watched Zeitgeist last weekend. Or the first part of it, anyway. It was recommended to me by a coworker, who sent me the link to the website:
It didn't surprise me all that much (I had seen Loose Change before, on the recommendation of the same coworker), but it certainly depressed me - more than I'd like to admit, I suppose. Because it makes way too much perfect sense to be dismissed as leftist propaganda. I feel like I finally connected the dots that were there in front of me all along - and in this case, it's not a good feeling. Because the picture that emerges is way too much to handle. And I feel duped and powerless and so outraged and yet so pointless, insignificant and weak. This is what reality does to me. I can't handle it. Please give me back my pink, pretty bubble. It's not like I can change anything. I can only lose my sleep over it, or have nightmares. Or feel ashamed to be a human being, because human beings are the most heartless, evil creatures on earth. Which is why they have to invent mythical dark forces - to cover up their own bottomless darkness. And it's not like I didn't know this already - it's just that I've tried very hard to avoid dwelling too much on it. And this film forced me to open my eyes right into the harsh sunlight, so to speak.
I could ramble on, but I do want my 6+ hours of sleep, so it's time to go. Sorry for being such a downer tonight. So inappropriate for the occasion. Blame it on my coworkers, though. Some of them think too much, instead of just mindlessly dragging their feet under the yoke like everyone else.:P
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Verbosity, hmmm?... Now, if I could spend as much time posting as I want to and never can, you'd see verbosity.:D
As for the predominantly male characteristics of my text, I really don't know what to think about that.;) Must be the slash fic with all the male pronouns, I suppose.:P
( mundane blabber under the cut )
I got home nearly three hours ago, and my toes are still tingling. Started the car (it actually starts!... groaning and wheezing a lot, of course, but man, a 12-year-old car starting in this weather is nothing short of a miracle... lol), poured some salt around the tires and moved back and forth a bit, but I don't hold high hopes for being able to get out of my parking spot tomorrow morning. So... public transportation again. It's supposed to be a bit warmer, though - as in somewhere around 5F/-15C. A hell of an improvement, really. And then almost up to the freezing point over the weekend (we were laughing at work today, saying it's gonna be a heatwave... lol). I wonder if that means I'll be able to get my car out. I'm stocked up on groceries for the time being, but will have to shop at some point next week - and I can't really do any substantial grocery shopping without my car.:(
Anyway... the tingling toes seem to suggest I'm still alive, but my brain feels numb. The two mugs of piping hot tea I had after dinner are making me pleasantly woozy. All I can think of right now is my WARM, comfy bed. I need SLEEEEEP. *yawns*
Wake me up sometime in April, k?... *passes out*
( Let me explain. )
In other non-exciting news, msn hotmail just played an ugly trick on me and fucking ATE the draft of my message. It was a looong email to a friend, and I was almost done with it, but wanted to save to finish later. And the shitty thing told me it had saved it - except the 'saved draft' is now blank. WTF????... I spent HOURS writing that email over the past week or so. Why does shit like that never happen with short, unimportant messages you can retype in 30 seconds?...
Anyway... I don't seem to be spouting positive energy today, so I guess I'll just shut up. Maybe try to chill out by watching a movie or something...
That said, I sincerely hope I don't get suspended because I posted a few little ficlets implying twincest between Tolkien's characters. In fact, will probably post another one in the near future (if the muses continue to cooperate).:P
I have contemplated going "friends only" - but there are reasons I don't want to do that, so I'd rather wait until it becomes absolutely necessary. It's kind of sad that some people have to do that, IMO. Even if I totally understand why. I just used to think that LJ was this wonderfully open community, where you met new friends just because you were "out there" on the web... and well. Uhm. Yeah. It sort of isn't anymore. *sigh*
( In other totally irrelevant news: )
She also said that 'knowing' wasn't enough. Hmphhh. Guess she's right.:/
On the up side, though, I only paid a $20 co-pay, since it apparently qualified as a wellness/preventive care visit. So far, so good. Now they are gonna do some tests, and hopefully give me some answers. I don't know if the tests are included in the co-pay, or if they're gonna send me a bill later. I guess I'll find out.:)
BUT, regardless of that, I am getting $600 back on my tax return!!! YAY! :D
Oh, and btw, last Saturday some idiot drove right into my back bumper. It cracked under the impact and is dangling stupidly now, making this annoying rattling noise. Oh, the joys of city traffic. *scowl* The guy seemed really embarrassed and apologetic about it, so I'm hoping he gave me his REAL phone number and will pay for the repair like he said he would. Not that I wouldn't have better things to do with my time than visit an auto body shop next weekend.:/
OK. End of stupid, pointless post. *shrug*
In other exciting news, I am PMS-ing like crazy. My whole body feels tense and jittery, my boobs hurt, I wake up three times a night from strange, disturbing dreams... just icky. I used to think it was going to become more bearable as I get older, but no. It's actually getting worse. Or at least more unpredictable. I used to know exactly how I was going to feel on the first or second day of my period, or the 2-3 days before it... but now I can feel like it's already started for an entire week before it actually starts, or not even realize it has started and be glad it's being so mild... only to begin feeling like complete and utter shit on the third day. Weird. Just weird. And annoying as all hell. Fuck.
Anyway. /pointless post. Sorry. I really wish I had more interesting things to say. I'd better just go and try to get some sleep...
And by the way, they are expecting me back there for New Year's Eve - and even though I have my doubts, I think this might actually be a better option than a noisy party full of strangers. *sigh*
In light of what I just said, I can't believe how frighteningly accurate this meme is.:P
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In other news, I am not seeing melacita, who has come down with the flu. Some evil forces must be conspiring against us.;) Anyway, I hope she gets better soon.
Also, my car chose the cheerful holiday season to have a major breakdown of the entire exhaust system, which has fortunately been fixed for a mere 800 bucks. *snort* I probably wouldn't have had to pay so much if I had noticed earlier that something was not quite right... but, as my dad aptly pointed out, I am a woman. *scowls*
And, last but not least, I have snagged some lovely icons from akashaelfwitch, one of which I proudly present. Time to give Viggo a break and actually use some other pics now and then.;)