Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:23 am
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I'm... Pretty excited about this. I was wondering about getting credentialed for nursing internationally, and this isn't that per se. But it's international opportunities.


Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:00 am
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I just low-key let on that I don't buy any of Jordan's bullshit even if I'm not actively calling him out on it.

"Yeah I heard about [x thing I had told him by text message that he's pretending he never received.]"

Me, "Yeah I sort of figured since I texted you about it. Plus I imagine Tyler had a lot of fun with that."


It's not about getting angry or picking fights. I'm just sick and tired of people treating me like I'm completely stupid and I need them to know to cut the crap. I'm not going to make a big deal about past crap. Just stop pretending it's the truth.

I'm not mad we're not friends. Just sad. It'll heal with time. Less time... If you cut the bullshit.

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Aug. 23rd, 2017 12:00 am
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Aug. 22nd, 2017 04:15 pm
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*Okay, that's exaggerating. So, we had a lot of miscommunication to start out with. He texted he wanted to met at 12:30UTC so I arrived at said location based on UTC. Realized that not him being funny, and that I was really, really late.

So then we clarified, went to the restaurant. We still didn't see each other. The restaurant is a chain. Me, "So, what one are you at?"

Turned out, UTC was a short-hand for the location, not him trying to use UTC time. I was at the wrong restaurant.

So I drove to the correct restaurant. After that though, everything was A+.

The bright side to this is that this was the worst I'd ever look or behave on a date. I literally woke up late, threw some clothes on and brushed my teeth and drove over, then established said miscommunication, then drove over. But we had such a good conversation it seems we're both really eager to meet again. So I'll probably have a chance to recover from my first impression.**

**He knew I had a night job so. I feel like being aware that my sleep schedule's constantly on the fritz also gets me some leeway in the being stupid department.

I've also decided based on this interaction that I want to do two things:

1. Get my room/apt set up for guests again. (That includes housekeeping, 'cause my brother keeps everything a mess.)

2. Work on getting the new car, for hiking.

3. Try to push the Starbucks management more so I can control my own schedule more.

40 Days of Anime - Day 8

Aug. 22nd, 2017 10:07 am
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08 -- who is your favorite anime character?

I am a fannish butterfly, and my favorite changes regularly! Currently it's Katsuki Yuuri from YURI!!! ON ICE. Before that it was Asuna from SWORD ARTS ONLINE, before that it was Shindou Hikaru from HIKARU NO GO, and before that, probably Duo Maxwell from GUNDAM WING. That's as far back as I go in anime fandom.

(Looking over the short list here, and wow, do these four have anything in common?)

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Aug. 22nd, 2017 11:00 am
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One Down

Aug. 22nd, 2017 03:48 am
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David was suspect as soon as he started talking about his goal to get laid eclipse weekend, but now he's texting for pics (there are pictures of me on the dating site, so...?) and 'they don't have to be dirty but they can be.'

No, dude, just no.

I guess that opens my Saturday plans back up. I can't meet with a dude who has a pretense of looking for a relationship but is really just looking for hookups.


Aug. 22nd, 2017 01:02 am
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There is a pick up/drop off laundry service after all.

I could weep right now. That means my laundry can get done each week, no excuses. No more avoiding laundry. If I'm working 90 hour weeks, just send the damn shit out.

If I can find a place that only mandates an hour for cleaning services, I'll do that as well. Then living with my brother will be less than a nightmare. I would totally pay someone an hour of my wages each day to not be trying to upkeep on my brother. Especially if I stop eating out.

Play the Game, Play the Game

Aug. 22nd, 2017 12:15 am
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Read more... )

There was an article about a well-known social phenomenon (of which I'm aware) in which people who take more care after their grooming and appearances tend to attract more positive attention. It's part of knowing how to schmooze, I guess.

This is one reason why I'm getting the car even though I'd like to live in the U.K. for a while. My car looks like a clunker at this point. Yes, it would also be beneficial to be able to hike on my days off (or with a lighter work-load and help get me physically fitter. So it'll look better at work/while dating to have a car.)

And part of the learning to play the game is going to be things like styling my hair more. Applying make-up. Dressing up more. Wearing nicer shoes. So I'm thinking tomorrow I might get a mani/pedi. I've never done it before. I've never been particularly curious about it. But if I'm trying to get groomed for management, I will have to be... Well... Groomed. That means also looking more after my appearance and relegating flip-flops to... Well... The pool and the beach.

It's also another reason I should really get back into my physical fitness regiment. I just wish I had one workout buddy that was really regular, like 2-3 times per week. I really want to get in shape. It's just by the time I've worked the night shift and the day shift, I have no intrinsic motivation left. I really need at least one someone else to be my rock in that department.

But I don't have any rocks.

I have couch potatoes.

Eating McDonald's.

Drinkin' milkshakes.

I was going to see how much a house cleaning service would cost, and if I could find one that does your laundry for you. Someone to come in 1-2x per week. But it would basically be $300 to do that.

So instead I need to get my room under control (I can't worry about the rest of the apartment) and from there try to make a system for maintaining it.

When we were in Peru there were services that did your laundry for you. I really wish they had that here. I feel like they must. But I can't seem to find such a thing. It would make a huge difference in my week to be able to drop laundry off and get it done.


Aug. 21st, 2017 09:04 pm
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Dad has officially given me the MacBook Pro.

That means....

I'm gonna study coding during the night shifts :3

Career breadth is becoming like my version of horcruxes:

2. Nursing
3. Counseling
4. Coding/web-development
5. Project Management/MBA/MSA

Two more.

Except instead of trying to achieve immortality I'm trying to guarantee a future of living wages. Preferably with one job.

Femslash Exchange

Aug. 21st, 2017 06:05 pm
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Hi there! this is the [community profile] femslashex letter for [ profile] laylah. Thanks for taking a look!

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My Weekend (with pictures)

Aug. 21st, 2017 05:25 pm
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I got back from seeing my niece and spending too much on yarn on Sunday evening, but I was absolutely exhausted until this afternoon. The train journey back shouldn't have been too bad, but both trains were packed to nearly standing-room only and the sheer amount of people pushed me to my limits. I then got a very talkative taxi driver heading to Ross' place (because I started off the weekend by forgetting my keys, so Ross grabbed them for me so I could pick them up from him when I got back) so I had to stop off at his house for a bit to calm down. Got to meet some of the rattie commune though, and discovered that boy rats grow very big indeed. Most of them were pretty chilled with me and I got to pet them, but Neville the rat got freaked out when he smelled me because by that time I had the scent of four cats on me. Sorry Neville.

So, how was my weekend?

Cats! )

Of course, the other big reason I was visiting this weekend was for the Popup Wool Show. I went last year and got some good yarns, so of course I wanted to go again this year. Plus it's the closest thing I get to a summer holiday. I was quite proud of myself this year - despite having that credit card and all the yarn tempting me at very turn, I managed to stay within my budget.

Pictures of yarn! )

As well as my keys, I also managed to forget to take my niece's cardigan up with me, but I did remember my brother's birthday present, the Rock A-Z cross stitch. Rachael helped me frame it, since my skills are a little lacking in that area.

Cross stitch! )

For the most part my brain didn't short-circuit too much while I was up there. There was the crowds on the trains back to Stoke, of course, and the additional problem that the Virgin Trains' Pendulino train always makes me motion sick, so I step off it in a cold sweat and looking like a wax dummy. The Popup Wool Show was more crowded this year than it was last year, which was somewhat upsetting, but I was with my niece and so I was able to get through it with the only outward symptom being a bad case of aphasia (Every fifth word became "thingy.") Ross sent me regular updates about the cats being fine which also helped (Lily is making me mildly worried by repeatedly climbing into the cat carrier but I'm sure there's nothing actually wrong and it's just me seeing things where there's nothing again). I am however avoiding actual face-to-face or physical contact with other people for the rest of the week now as I recover my strength though.
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It feels odd to get started on a game, at least two years after it was first published. Still, it’s not as though Little Alchemy is ancient enough to feel outdated or irrelevant, and I can gladly report that it’s every bit as enjoyable and engaging in 2017 as it probably was when it was first released. The only downside is knowing that it’s unlikely to receive any more updates. Once you’ve exhausted the 500+ existing alchemical elements and their combinations, that’s it. And given the habitual nature of the game, you might find yourself marathon playing it for hours at a time, and end up running out of game within a day or two.

Little Alchemy is a lightweight and fun alchemy simulator. Beginning with the four classical elements, it allows you to combine two elements to create a third, sometimes with additional byproducts. Simple as that. To my great delight, it can be played out of any browser through either the official site or indie game outfit, and also has a mobile version. After messing around with the browser game for entirely too long, I downloaded the Android app and lost several hours of potential sleep to it.

Read more... )

Crossposted to

My Supervisor

Aug. 21st, 2017 08:07 am
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"You look tired. You need a vacation."

I don't need a vacation, I need people to do the things they say they're going to do.

But I don't get that, so instead I'm going to buy a new car and go hiking up Saddleback Mountain.*

*Maybe once I get the Subaru, I'll request three weeks off and literally just hike up Saddleback Mountain every day. I bet I'd be in great shape by the end of that.**

**... I'm going to wait til I've paid off my student loans and credit cards, though. By my math (if I go back to eating sandwiches and other cheap foods the next few months), I should be able to pay off my US Airways card next month, the Discover card by October, and the Capital One card by February. That's assuming I don't get Starbucks management. If I get Starbucks management I'll be making $4,434/month after tax or so with both incomes combined. If that happens, they'll get paid off like. Two months from my raise, lol.

40 Days of Anime - Day 7

Aug. 21st, 2017 09:49 am
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07 - have you ever watched an entire anime in one sitting?

Yes, because OVAs are magical things. ;-) I'm not a natural marathoner, though, despite Kay and Wife's best efforts. The closest I've come has been watching an entire anime over a weekend (BACCANO!), or over regular Friday night gatherings (multiple, the most infamous being BLACK CAT, because no seriously where the fuck did that entire last disc come from).


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