cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (Default)
I need to remember that this is the meaning of my life till now.

Dr. Salchicha. DONUT STEEL.
cloud_riven: Bill from Pokemon side-eying to the left! Judging you! (skepticism skepticism)
Sis: Hey, uh, so why is it when you look at the sun in a camera it doesn't hurt your eyes?

Me: What? Through a camera lens? That's still—

Sis: No I mean like when it's done and on a screen.

Me: Okay? Like, on TV then?

Sis: Yeah, that. Why doesn't it hurt your eyes?
Because it is not a light source. )
cloud_riven: Genshiken's Ogiue wearing a blissful expression after imagining her friends in some frisky scenarios! (I am having meta RPS thoughts)
Spring is my favourite season. Fall vies closely for that spot due to the advantage of being able to wear scarves for the entirety of it. But spring is especially awesome in that I don't have to mistake the crunch of leaves under my boot for a pile of dead beetles.

The weather's lovely enough to wear a sweater outside, and it's not so wam as to dare me to run in the nude. Also, if I'm murdered and dumped in a ditch, I don't have to worry about my body having to be discovered months after winter's snow melts. Just that the relative moisture may decay my body beyond quick identification.

But I seriously hate my on/off allergies to the dust and flying seed things being picked up by the wind and my face. I might just seriously be sick with something—my chest and throat have been sore for a week now. I'm betting on allergies though. My eyes have been watering the moment I stepped outside to grab the mail, and my mucous shares the viscosity of water. Standing up to get a bowl of cereal, only to have a sudden and unexpected torrent of tears and nose fluids fall into my humble meal is not a great way to start my day. The sneezing fits would be fun if I didn't risk accidentally assaulting someone per spasm.

I'm going to investigate those meds they sell for this kind of thing. Some sedatives would also be nice to calm my growing irritation.

Also, happy St. Patrick's Day. I only just realized it's today, but I'm already wearing a green shirt. Mysterious. I'd claim I'm a tenth Irish or something because my great grandma was a red head, but that's just dumb. Happy drinking, snake smashing, or whatever it is people do today.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (:|)
Just got back from work, and holy crap the midnight train can be creepy or amusing as hell. Leaning more towards the happy side today.

As there's not all that much traffic, the LRT only uses two or less cars at this hour. Just one tonight, so it was pretty crowded what with the stops in between South and North. A large woman, chugging an unhidden bottle of vodka, all but collapses next to me in my seat. She was rather heavy, and, seemingly gaining momentum from sitting down, she leaned on my shoulder for the entirety of my ride (till the end of the line) and took a nap as far as I know.

I like to think that my sturdy body kept her from falling off the seat, as well kept me from being squished between her and the window. A happy drunk is less likely to start a fight, right?

I hate these midnight shifts.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (Default)
There were some bananas I was saving to make a banana cake. At least a week for them to look dark enough, but it was definitely worth it. I just had a slice with some ice cream on it. I'm going to be a whale if I keep eating stuff like that before bed. But I want to make it again, so maybe I should buy some more bananas. Ah, but my sister likes bananas too much, and I probably won't any have left to use ; A;

On another note, I saw Shutter Island with a friend yesterday. I liked it. Just a bit hard to buy the premise, especially towards the end. Kind of reminds me of a mash up of Sixth Sense and that movie with Jim Carrey grasping at straws to make a couple numbers add up everywhere he looked. I'm definitely going to get the DVD though, especially since there's a bit too many moments where a rewind or pause would be appreciated.

Hm. My account is expiring. I wonder if I should go another round with it, but I haven't been on lj as much since the beginning of January. I'll have to see which icons I like best. I kind of miss the anon meme, F!S, tmi_chix, the videogame communities, and other fun things... But I've been killed with too many hours at the call centre, TinierMe is being addictive, and I'm too busy playing Pokemon Platinum to get ready for the Gold/Silver remakes. Eventually I'll fall back here anyways. I always do, even if it's just to lurk. Ah well.

Guh, Olympics. Almost slipped my mind. Just wanted to mention an obligatory WOO CANADA WOO before my citizenship is pulled for not doing so.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (-3-)
My little sister came back from Long Beach today. She was barely gone for four days, and I really didn't notice her absence to be honest, but I'm glad she's here to kick me into gear every now and then. I tend to fall into pits of despair, self pity, and irresponsibility quite easily without a dork like her to keep me in check.

And she bought me some sweater and jacket combos, most likely from Target. Actually, I don't know where she bought them. She was smart enough to remove the tags. I want to believe they're from Target so I don't have to think she spent too much on me... They're too nice. I should thank her properly for them rather than being a dick and telling her she doesn't seem Canadian too me anymore).

Also, LOST, holy crap. I didn't think I'd be so worked up about the smoke monster that I actually hate it right now. Guess Locke was actually one of my favourite characters on the show. The first four seasons are on sale everywhere, so I'll have to pick them up this week and attempt a marathon of it with the family soon. I could certainly do with less of Dad's, "I don't understand this, explain it to me right now during this dialogue scene I'm missing and will be asking about later during another dialogue scene." Plus, he likes marathoning TV shows apparently. We did that for the first season of Heroes, and I think it's the only reason he got into that show as well. I love our TV time together.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (Agatha)
Me: Is that all for today?

Caller 1 (Calgary): You betcha.

Caller 2 (Edmonton): You betcha!

Caller 10 (Grand Prairie): You betcha!

Caller 25 (Airdrie): Youuuuuuu betttttttchaaaaa!

Caller 53 (Prince George [lol wut]): YA BETCHA :D

I swear, I never thought Albertans could be so annoying by uttering that single phrase. At least they don't say "y'all" very often. It wouldn't be so grating if I didn't have it fed directly to my ear via a headset. If I come across this face-to-face, I will mangle a hamburger to represent my valid irritation.

I finally finished reading Hitching Rides with Buddha after delaying regular reading sessions for months. I wasn't expecting the ending at all, and even though I know that the author is successful and very well off today, I still wanted to crawl into a corner and cry. No, it wasn't a depressing ending, just a melancholic one that almost makes me want to rethink any urge I have to travel on my own. Maybe I'll just make sure that I know as much of the native language of wherever I end up in before I migrate around the world. That seemed to be one of the things I noticed seemed to cause a bit of hiccups in the book: a language barrier.

By the way, what the hell am I doing on TinierMe? There is nothing to do but fish, but I keep coming back for that stupid coin bonus. And the pretty avatar items. Which, by the way, I heard are older and less detailed than the Japanese version... It's not even a good Gaia clone, but why do I keep coming back? D:
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (gotcha!)
The Olympic torch passed through Edmonton today. I was lucky to get a window seat at work to see the runner holding it. It was from too many floors up to make it worthwhile, but it was cute to watch for the few minutes it took for them to exit my view.

I've been feeling kind of drained for a while now. Not too sure why I am, but I keep sleeping past noon and eating a single bowl of oatmeal as my source of food for the day. Well, the poor diet is an obvious clue. But I barely feel like doing anything energetic—a shame since the weather reminds me of spring lately—or productive. I'm a bit behind in fandom too as I haven't caught up on things like Mentalist, Umineko, or even dtoid. My sketchbook hasn't even been touched since Christmas, so I better get in the routine of drawing on a daily basis to at least improve this year, but I'm just too tired (for no reason) to do so. All I do is sleep, eat one meal, go to work, then go to sleep. I think this is really just the result of not having a school routine to accompany that.

To do for tomorrow: Set alarm and run/jog by the high level bridge. Energy get?
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (:))
Merry Christmas ♥
I don't celebrate the holiday myself, but it's very easy and enjoyable to get caught up in the festivities and generally temporary happy mood everyone is in. Even my recent dreams are akin to the Christmas specials on TV, but I'm not entirely sure how I should feel about this. Especially when pulsing vaginas and motorcycles are somehow involved.

Anywho, hope everyone is enjoying themselves!

On another note, I've decided against going to school next semester. I might take a course in the Spring, likely Drawing II seeing how I enjoyed Drawing I in the fall, but money's a bit too limited right now to consider the Winter term. I'm currently working in a call center during the evenings, so I'll probably look for a second job during the day for extra income. I doubt the boss I had during the summer will take me back though. It would be nice, as nice as menial reception work can be in the first place, but she wasn't very happy when I quit once the Fall term started. Maybe I'll risk a job in retail and finally learn how to be a salesperson? The skill of selling things to people who don't need them isn't necessarily bad, just intimidating.

Also, the battery power for my laptop only lasts 15 minutes maximum. It's basically a desktop considering how long it's always plugged in these days. The battery I keep on the bookshelf. It's like a paper weight. A cold, drained, heavy, potentially explosive paper weight. The computer is almost four-years old, and it's age is definitely showing. I guess it's time to start looking for a new one, and I'm hoping something affordable and worth the investment shows up on Boxing Day or the next couple weeks. It'll probably be a plus if I can play either Left 4 Dead and its sequel on it, but so long as I can run TF2 and my drawing software, all is good.

edit: oiewhgbvkausdh GDI I am going to maim the jerk who wished for a whiter Christmas. That was a rude move on their part. It's not my distant neighbour's fault for being unable to clean their sidewalk, it's that guy's. CHRISTMAS IS RUINED FOREVER.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (All smiles here)
I just spent a fun week making a hermit of myself both online and offline. For the former, I simply chose to not log in to anything anywhere, post as an anonymous when possible, and ignore my RSS feeds; refreshing, but nervewracking as some of these things were overwhelming to catch up on. Maybe more on this later.

The latter? Blankets, food, a book, and two boxes of tissues. My sudden lack of academic responsibilities is both a catharsis and a collapse. Also maybe more on this later. Good thing my conscience finally kicked in and kicked me out of the house. These past couple days are just fabulous ♥ I can walk outside, stand by my lethal snow mound of a backyard and sit on it. It's at the stage where it's no longer soft, but hard and icy. It tries to melt, but fails spectacularly thanks to the -8(ish)C temperatures. As soon as a bit manages to melt, it freezes to ice! Hooray for inadvertent ice thrones!

Another item I've been avoiding in that general area of "outside" is the school building. Specifically my locker. I figure I should at least take out the textbooks, but I'm a little wary of running into a classmate and having to explain my absence. It wouldn't be too hard, but I'm a little tired of having to pretend to be a verbose and calm person. Plus, without the recent contact with the world (always a bad idea to put off dealing with it) I might slip up and give off the impression I'm a slurring idiot. Curses. I will get those books out by Thursday and, following my counsellor's advice, attempt to "accidentally" run into my peers and justify myself with a little harmless small talk.

The only negative to wandering about aimlessly in this city is that I've broken down and bought a pack of cigarettes.

"Ah, but they're the good kind," I sighed. "You can't get these at the random convenience stores, and the pharmacies don't sell any tobacco items anymore, much less my favourite brand!

"I might not be able to buy them later," I reasoned to no one in the area, addiction winning out in the end.

But, the cravings for death sticks give me a reason to get out; I won't smoke them in the house. It's a terrible excuse, but it's one I need for now.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (... ... ... Eh?)
I hate Edmonton. Not all the time. Sometimes I remember my obligatory need to fawn over the city I grew up in. Then I also remember the several reasons why I'd love to just ditch Edmonton, and even move to the enemy known as Calgary. Forget the homely nature of this city, the multiple festivals (I wonder if there are any running right now), and even our apparent scenery; I want the convenience of living closer to the border.

Today's special overused reason to leave: The WEATHER.

By March, one could expect the snow to become a wet mash of bugs, dirt, and ice. Not here. I just took the shovel out awhile ago to re-shovel the snow that some awful draft of wind decided to fling back on the sidewalks and driveway. If I stick the shovel into the piles left on the sides, the barely five inches of a four foot shovel are left visible. I could probably kill myself if I fell in my own backyard. Within two days there'll probably be another random snowfall, and I'll have to clean it up. Within an hour the wind will pick up and hurl everything back. And then I'll cry.

If I lived in B.C. I wouldn't have this problem. Sources tell me that the land of Asians, nude beaches, backyard grizzlies, and humidity doesn't even get snow. What they get is one day of slightly-colder rain passed off as Winter.
Actually, if I lived in Calgary, I wouldn't have this problem either.
What I would get is a mountain view, reminding me that beneath the chill and beyond the uncouth, there is a reason to make the effort worth staying.

Also chinook winds. The founders of Edmonton missed the memo on this, and built the city just far enough we get no mountains on the skyline.

Anywho, I have some vegetable seeds I just bought. I wanted to try my hand at crafting life from the ground. One of the packages indicate that I need to germinate it six weeks prior to spring. Isn't that in a couple of weeks, spring? Riiiiight.
cloud_riven: Stick-man styled Apollo Justice wearing a Santa hat, and also holding a giant candy cane staff. (Default)
Spoke with my older sister regarding the whole family tree matter; best advice is to contact the relatives.
I did come across a genealogy for the first C***** to come to Zacapa (which is where my father was raised, as well as his father before him). Also found other junk which is likely to lead to a dead end. *le sigh*

Anywho, Patapon 2 is coming out in Japan this week. PON PON PATA UNF :>
Unfortunately, I still have to pay for new textbooks for the next semester. Seriously, WTF? I'm going to be working in a cubicle by the end of next year (I presume). Will textbook-knowledge really be applied when I'm writing a memo to Accounting to send my department more money for stamps? No. God, I hope not.

Nonetheless I can't afford "luxuries." 7-11 is hiring though... And it's only minutes away from my house, really. Starbucks, in City Centre, wants staff too. And I'd really like to get a free bag of coffee every week.

Or maybe I'll try MacDonalds! They're always hiring, and I've always wanted to see if working fast food is the equivalent of going straight to hell.


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