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Friday, June 3rd, 2016 10:49 pm
Today's Life With Kid Revelations:
  • The song Stacy's Mom now makes me uncomfortable.
  • The saying that parents/a mom never eats a warm meal is not an exaggeration.
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Sunday, May 15th, 2016 02:17 pm
I know there are AMAZING fathers out there in the world somewhere. The kind of dads who are so competent they look at you funny because why the hell would they be anything else. Who love their kids fiercely and get comments about how it's so nice to see a dad being involved with their kid and they just sort of stare back and go 'Uh. Yeah?' because what else would they be?

If you are or know one of these dads, ALL THE KUDOS and appreciation to you. You rock. -Fist bump- This post is not about or for you, so please don't take it personally.

I just don't see many competent dads around me these days.**

Back in January, I shared the news that I'm going to be a co-parent. We are now literally days from the impending arrival. My future minion/nephew is set for induced labor on the morning of Tuesday May 17th. (Coincidentally, I laughed so hard when Dreamwidth informed me that's [personal profile] punkpinkpower's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE YOU'RE GETTING BABY FIC. Kidding. Probably.) I am officially spending my last few hours as an unattached adult. (Excluding my AMAZING girlfriend and her adorable kids, of course. ♥)

I am excited, terrified, and still occasionally questioning if this is all an elaborate prank for which I will END Shi-chan.**

I'm also struggling with being the only other parent in my kid's life. )

But that's someday.

Right now, I have a partially clean apartment full of baby things and chores to do. I have my Heart Sister, who I make jokes with about evictions and try to remind her it's just two more days. I've got anxious cats to reassure because they know Something Is Up and they do not like it. I've got my Amazing Girlfriend who laughs at me when I'm in New Parent Mode and reminds me daily how incredibly lucky I am to have her in my life. My family is getting bigger, and that's wonderful and amazing and scary all at once. ♥

In two days I'll have Z, my baby nephew, and that's when everything changes.

* I originally planned to rant about another deadbeat jackass in this post. I rant out of steam before I could properly find the words for ranting after a lot of keyboard smash and raging about being an asshole to your kids.
** I told her this. She laughed and told me she still has to look down and remind herself there's a baby in there sometimes.
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Saturday, January 16th, 2016 01:27 am
I keep telling myself to make a Life Updates post one of these days, since I'm 99% sure I haven't posted since like, November. HAH NOT EVEN CLOSE - October 18th. But 'Drowning in Life' is still very appropriate. And Life and Work and Things are happening all over the place and I'm too busy to even write, and if that doesn't tell me that my life is out of order, I don't know what does.

So, let's start with a journal post.

Work is craziness and awful and awesome and exhausting and challenging and craptastic and so many things all at once. )

In other news, I have a new Health Issue: )

As for bigger news, my roommate/best friend/Heart-Sister Shi-chan is pregnant. )

-Yawns- I think my thoughts are finally winding down again ...

Shi-chan's birthday was today, and some friends took us out to dinner. They are FABULOUS people, and we all had a great time. These friends are an amazing couple that blow me away every time I see them. Like I'm being reminded once again just how much I genuinely like them both. They're the kind of couple that balance each other out: she ranted to us about her awful day, while he listened patiently and nodded along with occasional annoyed commentary on her behalf, and later she listened patently while he gushed at me me in great detail about a movie that I'd reminded him off and how much he loved the beer he'd ordered and half a dozen other things. They also share this fantastic ability to somehow energize the people around them. I'd been fighting a nap all afternoon, and after two and a half hours with them, I'm just now getting sleepy again, four hours later.

And he wore a kilt to dinner. With a T-shirt with a lionhead symbol on it. He's good people. ^_^

Watching them also made me think about my own romantic relationship, and just how happy I am in it. It was a lovely feeling. ♥

It still feels like there's so many fun and crazy stories I should be telling. Laughing hysterically at the carwash this morning because Shi-chan's car had been horribly bird-bombed the night before, and it was so bad the guys working there were laughing too and offered to run us through the automated system again. My new New Nintendo 3DS, in pretty sparkly deep red. My newest game, Story of Seasons, which is both beautiful and adorable and I have no idea WTF I'm doing. Seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a co-worker and her husband and having an amazing time. (Finn is THE BESTEST and POE OMG POE and oh yes #ishipit.) My lovely and amazing girlfriend and her adorable kids that alternatively completely accept me in their lives despite having never met me and have no idea why I'm interested in their lives at all. Being SURROUNDED by pregnant women, like it's in season or something. (I'm at three, waiting for confirmation on a fourth.) Hunting down dragons for Shi-chan's baby theme because It's All Target's Fault. Discovering the wonderful show The Librarians and finding an interpretation of Santa Claus I have actually been able to not only accept and enjoy, but nearly been brought to tears by. Various Crazy Cat Antics because Things Are Changing and This Is Not Acceptable. Making DC Comic jokes at work and discovering people who actually get them. Being torn between wanting to write Charlie's Drama Story and wanting Antonio/Jayden cuteness and fluff. My intense hatred of Windows 10 and my fierce desire to see it burn in hellfire.

I suppose it's still life. And I'm still living it. Which leaves me feeling much better about things than I did when I started this post. ^.^
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 09:53 pm
Time for the Yearly Holiday Rant!


Okay, so there normally isn't a Yearly Holiday Rant. Normally I'm pretty apathetic around the end of the year holidays: partly because I'm Pagan, partly because I haven't been a fan of Christmas since I was twelve. I might get mildly annoyed when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas or otherwise assumes I'm celebrating with them, but I let it go.

This year is different.

This year, I have a job. And the Yearly Holiday Rant is a Thing. Or more precisely, A THING.

The Situation: )

I could, and probably should, make a bigger issue about this. I should bring it up with my supervisor, possibly even HR. But I also don't want to get the contest banned or 'regulated' either, because that's not what I'm asking for.

All I'm asking for is someone to say 'Oh, hey, maybe not everyone celebrates the same way, and we should have been proactively respectful of that. I'm sorry.'

And I'm never going to get it, because no one *else* gets it.
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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 05:11 pm
Okay, this is the second time this has happened to me today, and I'm getting increasingly upset about it to the point that I need to say something somewhere:

This past Thursday, Brother called to tell me that his grandmother passed away.

I knew it was coming. )

She wasn't my grandmother, but I miss her. I miss her smiles and her hugs and her AMAZING strawberry-rhubarb pie. I miss the warmth she brought to a room, and the way she always, always made me feel welcome and loved.

I miss her.

But she wasn't mine.

And invalidating my feelings of sorrow? THIS IS NOT OKAY. When I say 'I'm not okay', you don't stare at me in confusion and ask me why. When I say 'this person passed away recently and I'm sad about it' in an e-mail, you don't get to read over and ignore it. You DO NOT get to tell me who I am allowed to mourn.

Because she was still Nana to me, and I miss her. And I'm allowed to cry.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2014 05:02 pm
January 03 - My thoughts and Beliefs About Reincarnation

Short answer: yes. Absolutely. )
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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 07:03 pm
My Shi-chan called me today to ask me for a favor. I was on Yahoo talking to [personal profile] punkpinkpower about the latest chapter of Changing Tactics at the time, which led to this conversation:

PunkPinkPower: SO please tell me the punchline to this story is NOT Antonio getting offed?
PunkPinkPower: your silence is concerning
Akume: -Laughs- I'm on the phone.
PunkPinkPower: okay, good
PunkPinkPower: phew
Akume: Shi-chan would like me to inform you that she thinks I should kill off both Antonio and Jayden.
PunkPinkPower: :-O
PunkPinkPower: WELL
Akume: "Satan says hello, friend!"
PunkPinkPower: *quick angry breathing*
PunkPinkPower: Because *sniffle* if you kill them both off I will cry and I will be so mad and I will just
PunkPinkPower: *Thinks what she has left to theaten you with*
Akume: NOOOOOO !!!! ;_;
PunkPinkPower: :->
PunkPinkPower: No, seriously, why would you kill them both off?
PunkPinkPower: How is that going to fix Lauren?!
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Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 12:45 am
I'm talking with Brother and Little Brother, and we're talking about strip clubs. Possibly going to one someday. They ask me to do a search on my computer for any in the area. I entered in 'strip clubs' into a Yahoo local search.

Results were as follows:

1) Outback Steakhouse
2) Bare Necessities of Eastern ID (bachelor/bachelorette party service, as later learned upon research)
3) Anderson Strip Airport
4) Cedarview Supper Club Casual Fine Dining
5) Applebee's
6) Winger's Grill & Bar
7) TGI Friday's
8) Dixie's Diner
9) McDonald's
10) McDonald's

We all proceeded to die laughing.
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Sunday, July 21st, 2013 06:49 pm
I may have a new candidate for The Trip From Hell.

I was set to fly back to Idaho from Texas on Friday. I had my itinerary number, I knew all my flight info, stuff was packed, I was all set. Shi-chan took the day off from her second job and got a half-day for her first, so she and Awesome Co-worker were able to take me to the airport, as her car is still in the shop. No worries.

No worries until I landed in Phoenix. )

So the latest Trip From Hell is over. I feel like absolute crap and just walking up and down stairs leaves me needing to stop and sit down for a minute. My arms are still sore, I've had a headache since yesterday, I may have to toss a pair of blood-stained jeans, and my headphones had to be replaced. But damn it, I am FINALLY in Idaho again.
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Saturday, July 13th, 2013 09:47 pm
Things have been fairly dramatic this past week or so. I'm full of all sorts of FEELINGS and DRAMA at the moment, and I need to vent them somewhere before I explode.

Lots of ranting/rambling/drama. Feel free to skip. )
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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 09:31 pm
Some advice for everyone in the future: if you're planning on having sex, make sure all pets are out of the room first.

Shi-chan brought The Boytoy over tonight. It's not the first time, and we're all grownups here, so whatever. They stay in the bedroom, and I camp out in the living room and listen to music.

I had *just* made a comment to Zad - one of her two cats - about 'Where's your brother?' and went to shut the balcony door. All of a sudden I hear this scrabbling noise. I turn around and there's little gray paw flailing at me frantically from under the bedroom door.

Barely five minutes later, Shi-chan opens the door looking amused and somewhat embarrassed, and Sky comes running up to me with very wide eyes, meowing his head off. 'AUNTY AUNTY GUESS WHAT MOMMY WAS DOING?!'


Awhile later Shi-chan came out to get something from the fridge and tried to pick Sky up to snuggle him. Normally he tilts his head back against her arm or snuggles under her hand. This time, he kept pulling his head as far away from her as he could, with this completely traumatized look on his face.

I nearly died laughing.
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 10:32 pm
Today has been filled with drama. Mostly tolerable drama, but holy crap it's been everywhere. o.O

Brother woke me up at 1:00pm to ask me to sit with the puppy while he went outside to rescue his parents' tarps for the garden. I had barely had five hours at this point due to insomnia and heartburn, so I was fairly groggy as he was explaining. Apparently we were in the process of the Windstorm From Hell today (50-60mph winds according to the news), and the intensity of it was very thunder-like, which is why the puppy was shaking and trying to burrow underneath me to hide.

The rest of the afternoon was spent achieving my three set goals for the day: shower, dishes, and taking out the trash. (I also defeated Diamond Weapon in FFVII, but that was a bonus.) It was fairly quiet otherwise.

Brother's mom came home around five, which is when all the drama began. )

Outside of the drama, most of my thoughts for today have been centered around Kim. Just thinking of her, missing her. No crying. I'm just ... sad, and introspective.
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 05:54 pm
It's been a busy few couple of weeks around here. And Brother's factory had a shutdown for the past week (which they do every so many months for cleaning), so he's been hogging his computer to play Eve and leaving me without internets. -Makes a face at him-

Christmas was surprisingly pleasant. )

My best moment of getting present thought, would actually have to go to [personal profile] weesta by sheer shock value and moment of awesome.  )

The day after Christmas I had another physical therapy appointment. )

Brother's mom and I spent the rest of the day shopping after-Christmas sales, which was fun. I always enjoy spending time with her. ^_^ She even got me things! I finally have a decent sized coffee cup that says "Coffee and shoes take away the blues" (I don't care about shoes, but the coffee part is true), a box of cherry candy canes, and two pairs of earrings that look like poinsettias.

We planned on going to see The Hobbit that night, but after Brother and his dad drove to meet us, we found out they were completely sold out. x.x So we agreed to go the next morning instead.

The Hobbit )

We spent New Year's Eve at home. )

Other movies seen over the last week included:

Meet the Robinsons )

Rise of the Guardians )

The life of Pi )

Ironically the first of the last of my Christmas presents arrived today! )

Resolutions for the new year? Meh, not really. Possibly to continue my Word Count Goal of 1,000,000 words in a year. I made 56959 for 2012, which is ... incredibly pathetic. -_-;;; Getting my arm fixed so I can work again? Writing?

Really, I suppose I just resolve to hope for the the same things I wished [personal profile] rosabelle when she texted me Happy New Year. The same things I wish to all of you.

May it be filled with writing, love, and happiness. ♥
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Monday, November 26th, 2012 10:26 am
I hate November. Have I mentioned that recently?

To be fair, this is actually the best November I've had in a long time. So much so that it's surprised me. Most of my Reasons are all ... -Handwaving- internal things. Brooding. Memories. Whatnot. It's what leads to me not being around much recently.

NaNo! )

Socializing! )

Physical Therapy! )

Shopping! )

It's been a busy couple of weeks, but in a good way. Busy means I can't think as much. And Thinking is Bad.

Today I'm browsing DeviantArt and doing laundry. I plan to stare at my Wordpad file for awhile in hopes of doing some writing, but we'll see. Beyond that? Meh. It's a laid-back day.
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 11:39 pm
Spent the last two days helping Brother's aunt and grandparents move into a new house. Which is, y'know, fun when you can only use one arm. I was *mostly* good about not using it (namely because Brother's mom convinced me to wear my sling as kind of a visual reminder), but I ended up overcompensating with my left arm. >.< That, and today I was dumb enough to try and lift some clothes on a hanger up and back over my shoulder so they wouldn't drag on the ground while I carried them, and ... yeah. OW. OW. ALSO OW.

I will say this: I have never seen so many random people willing to pitch in and help with moving before. We had an entire truckload - the last of the furniture and stuff no less - finished in just over an *hour*. It was rather mind-boggling, especially when most of them just sort of disappeared once the truck was empty. o.O

We stayed longer to help with the actual unpacking, and didn't get home until after 8:30. I sort of vegged in bed for an hour before convincing myself that I could do to bed if I wrote something for my NaNo. It wasn't much, but my word count is now 1734 and I've actually written three days in a row, so. And if I can figure out what happens next, I can easily catch up tomorrow. -Crosses fingers-

* Okay, my shoulder's not *really* that bad, but it hurts more than it has in awhile. The pain is mostly around my shoulder blade, so I figure I tweaked it again when I moved my other arm back. But I'm definitely spending tomorrow curled up in bed as much as possible. I figure it's a good reason to play catch-up on my NaNo anyway.
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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 04:12 pm
SO the drama ... )

So between computer and moving issues, I'm not going to be available much for awhile. I can't say for sure how long, but hopefully it won't be *too* bad. And I'll still be checking updates and things; I just won't be around as often.

I promise to keep you all posted. And hey, if you're somewhere around Austin, let me know! I could use someone to show me around! ^_^

Much love! ♥
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 05:18 pm
Idaho Vacation So Far:

In which there is much squee and CAPSLOCK. )

And now Brother is asleep because he's currently on graveyard shift (his schedule rotates), and I am doing internet research, checking updates, and squeeing over loot.

Yeah, you guys probably won't hear from me for a few days.




* Yes, I am a gaming nerd, even if I'm not a serious gamer. Mostly I take notes for games like Harvest Moon, which requires lots of plotting and planting and calculating, and for keeping track of what my Sims have/what level they are on Sims: Medieval.

** I want a recliner.
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 04:15 am
I had to share this, because it made me laugh so hard. Namely because I know people in many of these states. ^.~ Shi-chan sent it to me on Facebook.

Top 10 WTF? U.S. Sex Laws *

In other news, I am up an hour earlier than I have to be because heartburn SUCKS. LOTS. >.<

On which note, I'm catching a plane to Idaho in a few hours to visit my Brother for two weeks. We decided to do this yesterday, because last minute ticket prices at Travelocity were awesome. There shall be much movie watching and video gaming and general goofing off, because we can.

I later found out that it's supposed to be thirty degrees all week in Idaho. And it's going to snow today and tomorrow. If the central heating he promised me isn't amazing, HEADS WILL ROLL.

(i.e. If I freeze to death, you know who to blame.)

* There are many questions to this article, but I think one of my favorites is the one Shi-chan posed to #1: What do lesbians do in those states, then?