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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 15:18
Sorry I haven't been around much, getting things finalized with the move across the post and such was a nightmare, and to add to that, my husband's now in NCO school, which means I'm getting irregular sleep what with having to get up at 4 most mornings to make sure he gets there on time.

He doesn't have his license yet, though as soon as he gets out of this stupid course, I'm taking him straight to the DMV... I've been out of the military too long to be able to handle sleep deprivation with anything approaching grace, and while I'm able to go back to sleep by 530, it's never as deep as it was before I was woken.

I'm also utterly alone in my house, and while I'm partly grateful for that, I'm not used to it. For two years I lived with my sister and her family, which meant that even when I was alone, I wasn't alone, what with someone else being in the house all the time. I miss her kids (even though I just saw them yesterday and the older two think it's high time I never come back, ever, which irks me to no end) and I miss being around other people. I'm going to have to get used to the fact that this is my house and that I need to be able to be alone again. Everything's too quiet, even if i have music or a movie on in the background.


We just got internet in the house a couple of days ago, and the speed of it is amazing, especially since we bought the speed-boost upgrade from the cable company and a speed-boost router. It's like being directly next to things I want to see instead of having to wait a few minutes like I used to.


I'm trying to make friends in the neighborhood, but I'm not a very social person in my personal, real-real life, and so it's hard for me to just find someone and become friends. Thankfully, the hubby's sergeant has a wife who's very nice and we're quickly becoming friends. And she makes amazing enchiladas.

I just feel like the house is too big for me, even though I'm used to living in bigger. this is only a two/three bedroom, and my sister's house is a five bedroom with a lot of space, but because it's just me and him here, it's more like this house is bigger than that one, if that makes any sense. I'm grateful for the breathing room, but also a little tired and sad because of it... I'm not sure that made sense.

I can tell from just today that I'm going to need to make myself go out and do things, to keep myself from dropping into a depression again. I like being alone, but I hate being by myself, and there's just not that many places to hang out in on this side of town, and I can't bring myself to head over to the other side or even just walk around Walmart (budget's an issue with that last one, since I actually have to worry about things like groceries and gas now).

So I guess what I'm saying is I'm too down to write (even though I'm entered into the [livejournal.com profile] ficfinishing  round this month) and I want to start on my BB (I realize that July's a little late, but when I'm in the mood, I write a hell of a lot at a time) but I can't seem to get the energy. I hate being a social creature and yet not liking to socialize, and it's affecting everything else. I should get up and clear out our living room (all of our Magic cards are everywhere since we're building new decks based on the Pre-launch for the newest set that's coming out in August) and start making headway on the spare room, setting up the other tv and such, but again, the energy is lacking.


and wow, this was a really long almost-whinging session. I need a life, apparently lol.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 15:20
I just have no one else to talk to about this that isn't either hostile or doesn't already know what I'm going to say before I say it. It's getting frustrating and not a little stressful...
TL;DR Seriously, this is a whinging session of the highest magnitude. Skip me. )
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 01:56
So my hubby FB-messaged me earlier in the day, asking me to make sure my phone is on and charged (bad me can't find it right at this moment, but fear not, it'll turn up) for next Wednesday. Me, automatically assuming that he'd forgotten our anniversary what with him having been overseas from four days after we got hitched, asked if he was coming home (I'm a wife, and in that sense I learned from my mother. I'm not reminding him of something like that; it's his job to figure it out).

He immediately (and this was late into his night) replied that no, he wanted to be able to talk to me on our anniversary and make the plans to celebrate it once he got home the next day or the day after. So color me surprised, only I shouldn't have been. He made it a point to call me twice on my birthday, close to when it started, at about 3 am my time, and again that night so that he caught me on my birthday where he was and here. Also, I griped about him not remembering Valentine's Day, and he called soon after that. *makes notes to amend that post*

so I'm not sure why I thought he'd forget this. But I have a little bit bigger fish in my pond right now. We have nowhere to live (the paperwork that we needed to have to get a house immediately never got turned in) since my brother refuses to let my husband stay here because of some issues from earlier in his tour, and then there's the no-car situation, and fun thing is that my brother is working, my sister has finals all that week. And we need to go an hour and a half walk away from this house, let alone where we end up in order to turn in the paperwork. And we don't have a lot of money. I'm planning a budget, but that doesn't help much when all we've got to our names is a broken down couch and a nice queen size bed, and enough dishes for two, and silverware for 8 (everyone keeps giving me silverware). I've been promised a set of pots and pans when my 'sister' talks her husband into getting a new set for their house. The pots and pans aren't broken or anything, and they still cook well, my friend just has issues with using 'old' things.

Oh, and my sister's giving me a recliner and possibly a loveseat. Oh, and we have a tv, some bookshelves, and a few plastic dressers. We're just missing the place to live and put all that stuff.

And I'm not even sure what this is about anymore, since I'm going on 22 hours of being awake, so I'm going to go to bed and dream about Cartiere (I can't do the accent thing on the end) tiaras and Roman slave outfits. Before you ask, no, the two are not connected in any way (who am I kidding? the tiara has to do with porn and so does the outfit, so I guess they are connected) and yet will probably both show up in the same dream, most likely on the same person. Ta for a lovely night, and call me if anyone interesting shows up.

Out.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 21:05
 Quick, I need a movie I can dl quickly and watch. And/or something to do for 2 hours. Okay, an hour and 55 minutes. But I'm SO BOORRED! and I can't go buy soda or Zingers til 11. I want something to DO!!!
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Friday, April 8th, 2011 11:03
Okay so this post was originally meant to be posted last night, but I ended up waiting to see if I would calm down. Thankfully I have, but it still burns. Here lies an epic rant:
TL;DR: Epic Rant of Epic Pissed-offness )
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 10:55
Seriously, I asked a legitimate question over on [livejournal.com profile] mintyapple  and it was deleted... only because I don't know how to tag on there, and the only thing I was given was the tag list... and no instructions. and as you can see, it's coming up as deleted, which it most definitely is not... I'm just pissy.
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 07:20
Okay, so I need to vent:

TL;DR Whinging from the sleep-deprived and tired of children. )
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 22:37
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] _samalander at post
I'm posting a lot recently, but there's been this incredible outpouring of charity on a forum I post on and over $14000 has been donated (and verified via posted receipts) to aid in Japan.

I know some of you are like me and don't have a ton of scratch to spare, so here are some links:

I am donating blood tomorrow. Did you know the Red Cross estimates that only 5% of eligible donors give blood? They have their flaws as an organization (the no sodomy rule is a killer) but blood saves lives, and it's easy to give and you get a cookie when you're done.
Find a blood donation site (via AABB - includes Red Cross centers) here
Find a Red Cross donation center here.
Find an American Blood Center here.
Know a lot of people with red, blood-pumping hearts? Talk to your job, your church, your social club or whtever about hosting a blood drive. Give blood, get cookies.


Want to give money but don't have much?
-For the next 14 hours, Living Social is matching $5 contributions here.
-Crunchy Roll is matching up to $5,000 contributions here.
-Check with your bank/job before you donate, some are matching donations as well. I'm trying to find a list of those. The Red Cross also has a searchable database of places that will match donations.


Just wanna give money?
-Consider going through iTunes if you have an iTunes account. 100% is going to the Red Cross.
-Be wary of the text-to-donate plans; many phone companies don't make the donation until AFTER you pay the bill it appears on - 90 days is a long time to wait.
-Remember to do research on charities before you donate. The ones I've heard are best are the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and The Search Dog Foundation. - Your milage may vary.
-If you, like me, prefer fluffy puppies to most people, you can also give to WorldVets, which is the Red Cross for animals.


I know no one likes to hear it, but in these cases, money is the most helpful thing.
-I remember hearing about people who flew to Haiti to help, and had no transportation, didn't speak the language, and had no useful skills. Don't go to a disaster zone unless you are with an aid organization.
-Things like blankets and canned goods might make you feel good to donate, but think of the cost it takes for you to buy it and people to transport it. Aid groups can get these things for cheaper than you, and they can get them closer to the disaster zone, so it costs less to get there. Also, they know what's appropriate and what's needed.


I am touched, you guys, at the generosity I've seen today, and don't forget the auction at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan where you can find any damn thing you want from any number of talented people.


Also, you know what this list could use? Some non-US links. If you know of any, please leave a comment.
Also accepting links to US-based charities that are doing good work.

And please boost the signal, I'm leaving this unlocked so more people know about these things - or
bandearg_rois: (invalid-wicked_jade)
Saturday, March 12th, 2011 01:29
I've been reading Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant and I've come to a disturbing conclusion.

They don't talk about the Mirror!verse. At all. The episodes are listed in the back of the book, but not once did they even come close to talking about them...

They talked about Eugenics (new ideas for Tarsus Untitled, btb), Data, Spock (and Vulcans), Picard, Bashir (just for you [livejournal.com profile] amine_eyes ), and the BORG. But not Mirrorverse...

That confused me because part of philosophy as I've learned it is thinking about everything at some point or another. And they had an Ancient Greek philosophy professor from South Bend, IN on the writing team, which should have helped at least a little in figuring out the philosophy behind how the Empire came to be from Ancient times, seeing as how the entire governmental and public actions somehow didn't really change from back then. It would be a fascinating thing to work out, honestly, and I wouldn't mind pursuing it... but I haven't the knowledge or capabilities...


and my rant is over, since there's not much I can do about it...
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Monday, February 14th, 2011 01:39
TL;DR Whinging Ahoy )

Now that I have my depressing rant out of the way, Happy Valentine's Day to my flist and anyone that's stalking my journal; you know who you are, and I don't bite... well okay, I hardly ever do, and then I don't break skin.

And hopefully you all have a fun day!
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 01:11
Okay, so my family decided, as a unit, that internet and computers were going away for the entire day, like for a full 24 hours, supposed to have started at 9 am on the 18th. Yesterday.

TL;DR: My niece is a thief, liar, and lost my laptop. And I'm sick. Double fun! )

ETA: Everything's fine, I woke the bint up and made her tell me where it was instead of getting her room torn apart. She chose the easy option, and I now have my computer back. YAY
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 00:56
Okay, so my nephew had a gender-neutral ADVENTURE earlier tonight with bright blue sparkly nail polish. I can still smell the acetone from cleaning up the floor, the counter, the sink, and his hands... and my hands once I was done with him....


So I can't eat anything with my hands, which rules out popcorn, because even after washing them 4 times, I can still smell and slightly taste the polish remover....



FML