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21 November 2013 @ 01:10 am
Dear Pasadena,

I love you but your parking frustrates me.  I am applying for a job in your wonderful city but I am hesitant because your parking sucks massive donkey balls.  I understand that it clears up the streets for cleaning, and crime, and so on and so forth, but if I get this job I really don't want to have to rush out every two or three hours to drive around looking for another spot on a different block. Do you have any idea how frustrating this is going to be during the height of the holidays?! DO YOU!? No. Of course not. Now you might say, 'Oh gee Giggilymesh, it's not our fault. Your employer should provide you with a parking lot all their own.' Yeah, well. Me too. But since they're not, I'm taking my umbrage up with you instead.

Sure ticket/kiosk/meter money go a long way to paying for your city's lights and pot hole fills, but I just want to park all day somewhere and not get my car impounded. Vita's old. She can't handle that kind of stress. Nor can I for that matter. Listen it's a minimum wage job in an out of the way neighborhood. I would love it if you could perhaps make this one exception for me.

Thanks a bunch,
Current Location: Head ache
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: M*A*S*H
18 November 2013 @ 08:51 pm
I love my friends but sometimes I hate the things they say. Like the illogical angry question of 'why should we pay burger flippers $15/hr when I only get $17 with 20 years of experience as a lock smith?'


You're kidding right? Your level of experience doesn't matter. A living wage does. If these companies can afford it, why shouldn't workers get $15 an hour? They don't get benefits. They don't get a 401K retirement plan. And most of them work twice as hard as anyone will in an office cubical. These are college students who are barely making enough money to pay for school, let alone a decent apartment or food.

'Well we should just invest in higher education to pay for better training for higher end jobs.'

Problem. Most of these 'burger flippers', as you call them, are already educated. It's the job market that sucks. Fast food chains can afford to pay their workers a living wage and more importantly should. I'm sorry if this hurts mom and pop shops but there's an easy solution for that. Shop at mom and pop shops. Be an advocate for them, but don't begrudge the fast food workers. It's stupid and petty.  
Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
Current Music: Bells
14 November 2013 @ 10:22 pm
A friend of mine posted a "Seven Things You Probably Don't Know About Me" on his FB page and I figured since I have the benefit of anonymity over here (Live Journal), I should give it a whirl.

1. I hate it when people complement me on my appearance because I never know how to take it. Usually, I just end up smiling awkwardly and thanking them for their kindness.

2. I listen to classical music more than I do metal, rock, or any other genre really. It's great to study to, and when you're planning something evil nothing's better than Prokoflev's Dance of the Knights or Star Wars' Emperor Darth Sidious theme. But my favorite album is the Gladiator soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.

3. I don't like being touched without permission. Hugs included. Very few people have unlimited, unquestioned access to hug me. In fact I count five. My family members, my best friend, and someone else who means a lot to me.

4. On my 25th birthday I seriously contemplated suicide because when I was 16 I said I'd be dead at 24, and it was the last chance to prove myself right.

5. I had an eating disorder that I never told anybody about that lasted for over a year and a half. I have a feeling people suspected, but never confronted me or said anything about it.

6. I seriously believe that the only thing humans got right is music.

7. I wear men's shirts because I sweat a lot and they're better designed to take damage. Plus men's printed shirts have designs like: Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-men, Bob Marley, Sublime, Metallica etc. Women like these things too, but instead we get stuck with things like: Hello Kitty and Katy Perry. No offense, but I prefer Sublime to Katy. 
Current Location: floor
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Apocalyptica
11 November 2013 @ 03:47 pm
Today was a good day. I woke up, had coffee, filled out a job application, and went to work in prettifying myself.  What? I had to if I wanted to submit the application in person.  So I spent a good half hour making sure I didn't look like a heathen slob (which I am), and the results were spectacular.

I seriously don't think there's anything more divine in knowing how professionally beautiful you look, and then ruining that image by rocking out to AC/DC's Dirty Deeds. Enough so, that you worry a trucker.

Once caught, I immediately paused what I was doing, looked at him, and continued to thrash like a crazed monkey on my steering wheel.  It was great.

Anyway, I dropped off my application and got home before traffic demons could strike.  Another win. But it wasn't until I began to check my social media sites that the cherry to my awesome day sundae came.  Turns out my newest friend is a huge fan of my work, and wanted to help me out by giving me a website along with his account information and password that would allow me to search its databases for a literary agent!!

How awesome is that?! Of course this means I have to actually finish something--but still! Very happy. Very cool. This is glorious.
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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: Happy
Current Music: She's a Man Eater
10 November 2013 @ 10:48 am
Caffeine. I'm addicted. Physically, mentally, emotionally--you name it.  Its a comfort to me on a cold day. It's a stimulant when I need inspiration. And if I go more than 24 hours without it, I get headaches from hell.  No. Not headaches. That's too mild of a term for what happens. Migraines. Yes. Throbbing, stabbing, radiating agony all throughout my skull, and the last time I went through it was a month ago.  Now, it's my friends turn.

She says she's going a week without the brew that we do.  I've given her the best advice that I can: drink water, listen to light music, and whatever you do don't sit up too quickly. A head rush is agony to those vasoconstricted blood vessels in the brain.  That's right. I know my pharmacological word-speak.

Anyway, it wasn't voluntary. My withdrawals that is. What usually happens is I run out of coffee, and I'm too lazy and poor to go to the store and get the good stuff.  Yes, I'm a coffee connoisseur. And, yes, there are differences.

I worked in a coffee shop for over six years, I aught to know my bean. Only that wasn't the case this go around. Turns out I had the flu and couldn't stomach anything with a heavy acid content (aka Coffee). So I replaced it with black ginger tea. Good for the stomach with enough organic stimulant to kill a rhino.  Luckily, I didn't have one to test this theory. So for those of you giving up caffeine here's what to expect: pain.

Just kidding.

What many people don't know is that there are three types of caffeine.  So no matter which one you're giving up I've tailored this to suite you.

Caffeine types:

Chocolate: (this type affects a body more emotionally than any of the others) Expect depression and anxiety if you're giving it up.

Tea: (this type affects your muscles more than the others) Expect muscle stiffness and pain along with headaches.

Coffee: (This affects digestion more than any of the others) Expect constipation and headaches.

The headaches are probably the most universal between tea and coffee drinkers and there are (what I think) results from the headache itself such as irritability, inability to concentrate, and insomnia. Why, because you're head feels like it's a pressure cooker!! Depression is also very common as well, and as a result comes the lack of will/motivation to do what needs to be done.

Also, what they don't mention, is increased appetite. Why? Well, what do you think diet pills are? They're caffeine. While it can be used as a diarrhetic it's also a natural appetite suppressant. So if you find yourself eating more without your daily cup of coffee, it's normal but not mentioned.

So this is what you can expect. Hope it was helpful and at least somewhat entertaining. I'm still not giving mine up *sluuuuurp* Nope. Not for a while yet.
Current Location: bed
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: morning cartoons
06 November 2013 @ 11:17 pm
I'm having a love affair with my heating pad.  Thus far it's provided more comfort to me than anyone else has this year. Add vodka and there's love as well.  Now, I know I'm supposed to be using it for my lower back pain but thus far I'm finding it more therapeutic to just shove it between my thighs, and enjoy the light first degree burn.

I know it's sad but right now I just don't have it in me to give a damn. Plus, I've also gone down in live journal's estimations because I've been bumped by a whopping 17 places, I believe, from my last position of 29,699 on the top journals.  To tell the truth, I'm a bit giddy about this. I think it might have something to do with my neighbors having sex post. Gods that would be sweet.  I wonder what's going to happen if I type clitoris.


Tee-hee, let's see how many I drop now. Oh the dirty thoughts that are running through your mind. Naughty naughty.
06 November 2013 @ 01:13 am
I can hear my neighbors having sex. At least I'm pretty sure it's them. A van is parked outside my house playing loud rap while rocking in time. I can't tell which neighbor, exactly, but either way...awkward...
06 November 2013 @ 01:03 am
#1. Clean
#2. Apply for a job I actually want
#3. Look up information about Iowa deadlines
#4. Pay bills
#5. Write
Current Location: Bed
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Twilight Zone
05 November 2013 @ 06:02 pm
What is this mashugana that says I have to be in grad school to work like a dog for these companies? Excuse me, but shouldn't I be more desirable because I'm still educated and I don't have any prior commitments to things like school? Plus I don't have any college debt to worry about.  How am I supposed to get 2 years of experience if you won't give it to me? I just want to write for a living.
Current Location: Couch
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: TV
05 November 2013 @ 01:52 pm
My head ache is killing me. Along with the rapid growing pains of all these children on soap operas. You know when you stop watching a show for like two years but your remember all the characters? Then you revisit them and they're all different--as in rapidly aged. I remember Michael Carinthos on General Hospital when he was a tiny ginger boy. Now he's a 21 year old golden god. It's been three four years he should be battling puberty not college! Oh well.

It also appears that One Life to Live characters fused with General Hospital's. Interesting.