wook77: (Bolt)
I think fandom has lost one of its best people. [livejournal.com profile] shouldknobetter was an amazing person who was always witty, funny, supportive, friendly and willing to go WAY beyond the call of duty for everyone he met.

The first time I met him, I was completely shitfaced slightly intoxicated and, within 10 minutes, he was insisting on walking me to my hotel room so I got there safely. We talked about working for non-profits and animal rescue and accounting and everything and anything, every con we went to, we'd meet up for at least lunch somewhere during the convention. We'd talk about other things, more personal things that I'm not going to talk about here, but I'm going to miss those conversations so much.

And now he's gone and I know a lot of people are mourning for him but there are plenty of people that don't know how awesome he is and I think that's a shame. I think that if you had ever gotten a chance to meet George, you would've immediately loved him. He lurked at the edges and he was so quiet that it was almost too easy to overlook him. We'd have a room party and he'd end up on the edges but he was there, a constant and friendly presence.

Others have better stories about him, ones that don't involve a very drunk and loudmouthed bitch named wook but I just wanted to add in my own two cents on the fact that fandom is missing a giant heart that was one of its best.

So, George, I hope you're at the most amazing convention of all time right now and you're looking at us and wondering when the fuck we're going to show up and hang out with you again because you're having an amazing time of it.
wook77: (mike lange - you'd have to be here to be)
My life is a soap opera. On December 5th, I had a minor accident, making my record 10 car accidents not my fault. Basically, some dude attempted a left turn from the straight ahead lane right in front of me. Only, instead of continuing his turn, he stopped dead. On a green light. Fucker. So I dented my hood. Got a call today from the shop that it's been at since that the adjuster FINALLY came out and wants to total my car. I cannot afford to do that. UGH.

But it gets better. I was in a rental since 12/5. However, on Monday night, I had ANOTHER car accident. This one totaled my rental car. I was heading west in the straight-ahead lane when a fucker made a left turn in front of me. I had the rightaway but he decided to tag along on a dude that was cutting it really close. I was going about 45 mph and ended up with a broken right ankle, a broken middle toe on my left foot, major chest pains, bone bruises on all my ribs and my sternum, a torqued right hip, a torqued right knee, a torqued right wrist. My hips are also shredded from the seatbelt.

I need surgery on my ankle, which I find out tomorrow how bad my surgery will be. I will either need a pin, a plate, or a plate AND a pin. I basically broke my tibia where the little stickyout bit on your inner ankle is. I spent 7 hours in the ER on Monday and liveblogged it for the poor people that follow me on Twitter. They now allow smartphones in the ER. Guess I don't need to pretend to be the nanny anymore? :P

I'm on percoset which keeps making me dizzy but isn't doing much for my ankle. The break wasn't too awful comparatively until I got home from hospital on Monday when I wacked it against concrete. That was followed up by my dad tripping over my foot the next day.

I'm somehow supposed to be using crutches except for the fact that I have a broken toe on my "good foot" and no chest muscles. I can't even wash my own hair. It's the little things you miss, you know? So humbling not to be able to shower without assistance. My mum had to wash my hair. My sister has to lift me in and out of bed. I can barely hobble into the loo.

All this aside, I'm better off than I could've been. There was a dude that OD'd next to me in hospital. Then there was a dude that was airlifted into hospital that was bleeding out across the hall from me. So, in the scheme of things, I'm better than I could've been. Honestly, the worst part (besides the throbbing ankle) is that I was stuck in a neck brace for over 5 hours and I wasn't allowed to pee for 6 hours. I was pretty shocky that first night so the pain didn't really register.

The lolarious part is that they actually had to pry my phone out of my hand to treat me. I freaked when they put it out of reach. Poor nurses having to deal with freaking out wook :( I feel awful for them. My mum stayed with me and did a great job holding it together. She only cried once. I guess I looked pretty bad at first.

The best part is that I've been inundated with lots of love, some from very unexpected sources. Coworkers at both jobs have sent flowers and stuff. If only they would send frozen Snickers bars :P

Anyway, I could use some good thoughts out into the universe because, srsly, I am having the worst karma ever right now.

Day 7

Nov. 7th, 2009 10:15 pm
wook77: (know what I hate?)
So it looks like that, effective 6pm Friday, November 13th, I will be losing my second job. The local union has decided to call for a strike. It looks like a "lockout" strike rather than a traditional strike where any employee can cross the picket line.

A "lockout" means that every hourly employee, regardless of union affiliation, loses their jobs. That means that I cannot reapply for my job as a temporary worker. It means that I lose my insurance in December. It means that I'm stuck without that income. It means, for all intents and purposes, I'm fucked.

I'm trying not to cry about it because that isn't going to solve anything. I'm more just pissed right the fuck off. The entire sticking point between the union and Fry's boils down to: new hire employees will be asked to pay $5/$10/$15 (depending on level of coverage: employee/spouse/family) weekly. I'm losing my job over someone having to put in 20 bucks a month for health insurance that happens to be one of the best plans if not the best plan in the market.

Srsly? I'm losing hundreds of dollars a week, I'm losing health insurance, I'm losing out on all sorts of shit because someone's going to have to put in 20 bucks a month? Really? Way to fuck over the employees, UFCW 99. That totes makes me want to say "go union".

The people supporting the strike are also the very same people that think that the Public Option plan has death camps and will ration care (like you cutting off my insurance doesn't ration my care, you fucks). These same people want to take away part of John Flora's (the president of Fry's) salary and redistribute it to the front line staff but also think that communism is bad and ebil and Obama is an ebil Commie Pinko Bastard. What do they really think that redistribution of wealth is? Fuckers. Ignorant motherfuckers.

I have no idea how I'm going to make my bills or what I'm going to do about the surgery I have scheduled in January. I have to have this fucking surgery and I've already lost out of having it once because Fry's cancelled my insurance and didn't re-enroll me at the correct time. I just don't know what I'm going to do if I lose this job.
wook77: (departed)
My fucking puss-sack little nephews got me sick. I can't even swallow, my throat is too sore. I'm completely congested, coughing, sneezing and have watery eyes. *shakes impotent fist of rage*

At work, we've started to receive resumes for the open position in my office. One resume, so far, takes the cake. It states: when you hire me, I expect higher pay because I have to work with you dog killers. I'm sorry but wtf? Multiple problems with this. 1.) WHEN?! Way to assume, buddy. 2.) Salary demands already? and 25 bucks an hour? For a part time entry level position? 3.) Dog Killers? Way to insult the reviewing/hiring people.

The sad bit, this looks to be a real resume and a real application. I called their previous employer (been unemployed since 2007, gee, I wonder why) and they said this guy is for real, he's this psycho (not in those words but as close as they could be without risking a lawsuit).

*puts on trash pile*

The first day the resumes were being accepted was yesterday. We received 40 resumes. For a part time position that pays 10/hour. 40. Now I know the economy is in the crapper as the previous two times we opened this job up (at least once a year for the past 5 years), we've gotten maybe 5 resumes each time. And that's when the position was full-time with benefits.


Jun. 20th, 2009 12:17 am
wook77: (departed)
Can someone please remind me how I did 70+ hours a week between two jobs for over a year and a half? Cause I'm dying here. I've gotten spoiled with the 64 hours a week. I'm so knackered and I have no energy for anything. AND I still have 8 hours to go tomorrow.

Kill me now?
wook77: (kieron with towel)
Final rec post from [livejournal.com profile] hp_yule_balls from me. I couldn't rec these before the reveals as I knew who the authors were and, in one case, I beta'd the story. I always feel a bit squirmy rec'ing a fic I beta'd. IDK why but I do.

Where the Dandelion Meets the Dirt. I helped beta this fic and, let me tell you, it got me from the beginning. The structure is unique and the story is interesting and grippy. You'll be at the end before you know it and you'll wonder where the time went. [livejournal.com profile] chaeldub does a wonderful job with Dean/Seamus and it's worth a look. There's a touch of het. Please leave some love for him if you enjoyed the story. :D.

The Fall (Teddy/James II) I'm not a big fan of Next Gen. Most of the time, they read like OCs (or mini H/D and why would I settle for mini H/D when I can have the adult version?) and not in a good way. This fic contains quite a few squicks of mine, as well. I'm really NOT into teacher/student. I really hate the teacher dom'ing the student. I'm not a fan of PWP and I'm obviously not a fan of next gen. But - this fic hits all the right buttons for me or was just what I wanted to read when I read it. There is a smidge of a plot that ties the PWP together in just the right fashion. The sex furthers the story instead of the story being there to tie the sex together. That's erotica done right and I found myself ignoring the teacher/student vibes and concentrating on the fact that they're friends outside of Hogwarts and from before they were teacher/student. Please leave some love for [livejournal.com profile] gryffindor_j.

In other news - [livejournal.com profile] anathema91 will be here soon omg. a;lsdfkjadsf;ljk I'm srsly all aflail over this development. I cannot wait until she gets here. PLUS - because my dad changed his departure date, she has to sleep with me for a couple of nights. *leers and plots on how to take advantage*

In other other news - I've been messaging back and forth with someone on okcupid. [livejournal.com profile] best_of_five made me sign up for it months ago. Since then, I've been messaged by an older couple looking for a threesome baby!machine, pervy old guys from India and Pakistan, people looking for a mama for their children and a wide variety of other ickysquicky people. However, this guy isn't all that unattractive (he's sort of cute in his photos. IDK, we'll see if I ever volunteer to meet him in person), thinks AZ Prop 102 was ridiculous and has an eduction that might just lead him somewhere. So, we'll see. However, he did admit to spitting in someone's drink when he was waiting tables and, um, ew.

In other x3 news, I've had rampant nosebleeds since last Tuesday. However, I bought a humidifier as the air has been so dry and now I'm congested (again) instead of bleeding. IDK which one is worse :/.

In fandom news - Sign-ups are still going on at [livejournal.com profile] hd_worldcup and we could use more artists and Epilogue lovers. Sign up Here! There are still plenty of spots available!

ETA: Um, I'm Sort of up for Story of the Year at The Quidditch Pitch for Memories as a Teacup. Huh. That's cool :D
wook77: (Default)
Found: 9 tubes of chapstick. (yes you read that right. I have FOUND 9 tubes of fairly new chapstick in addition to the 3 I have in my purse at any one time)

Found: two unopened packages of black socks (when did I buy these? I don't remember this at all)

Found: My high school year books. (omg, what was I thinking?!)

Rediscovered: A care package of stuffs from Prophecy last year from my Feei. (omg, it's like Christmas for a third time! Dude. The stuff looks so awesome! I knew that it had been in my fancy knickers drawer but still! It's so awesome looking through it again. I'm now even MORE excited for Terminus.)

Rediscovered: Smutty Deamus and H/D artworks that I cannot hang on my walls but am hoarding in my fancy knickers drawer.

Still Lost: One small black Cruzer-brand thumbdrive with lots of porn and photographs on it.

I have cleaned and cleaned and still have not found that blasted thing. My car? is clean. My room? is clean. My desk? is clean. I even sent around a mass email at work going "if someone found it, plz to be sending it back to me, no questions asked". GAH. Dear thumbdrive, I love you lots and lots, please come home. Please. I really need you. You have all my stories on you and I miss you and them. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ me

I'm going through and reconfiguring my various copies of MAATC. It seems that the beta'd version is in the ether. So, it'll need rebeta'd. Thus... delay until tomorrow so I can rebeta it today.

ETA: OMGOMGOMG! I FOUND IT! Ok so I had this pile of laundry I've been ignoring it. And it's stacked on top of a pile of bedding that I've been ignoring. And below that are a pile of stuffed animals I've been ignoring. And below that is a toybox I've had since I was a baby. So, I grab the laundry, finally tackle it and the bedding. I notice my one stuffed cow is dropping trou and so I pick him up and give him a shake to get him BACK into his trousers when my thumbdrive fell out of his trousers. SUCH A RELIEF OMG!
wook77: (dancing dude)
Dear Anonymous,



See my underwear dancing guy? He's BACK!!!!!!!! You can thank anonymous for that lovely dancing guy. *LOVES MORE* I totally didn't post about the missing the icons thing because I was hitting someone up for paid time or anything but I'm not letting you take it back *gimme hands towards icons again*

Anyone heard of Ellora's Cave? Thoughts, feelings?

I neglected to pimp my gift at [livejournal.com profile] hpvalensmut which I totally thought I had. I blame exhaustion.I also hope that the artist forgives me. Making up by Anonymous FOR NOW and it's Dean/Seamus. It's a funny cute sketchy sort of artwork that has voyeur!owls, a nod to Dean/Luna, fighting, make-up kissing and sex and loads and loads of possessive MINES and KISSES. Did I mention there was kissing? Cause there is. I'm in love with this as it's a really fun piece. Go heap love on the artist, plz?

Valentine's Day was a day filled with good news all around. I don't give a piss about Valentine's Day as I feel it's a made up holiday marketed merely to make people spend money to prove something that they should show on a daily basis or make single people feel awful because they're single. I'm blissfully single, especially after the last dating debacle. Instead, I had a brilliant lunch, fantastically productive meetings with my coworkers (unlike Wednesday's meetings), and an awesome Philly cheesesteak where the owner gave me strawberries because I'm cute *BEAMS*.

[livejournal.com profile] rs_games is looking to be fun. [livejournal.com profile] hd_worldcup is going along swimmingly. Am awaiting the flood of entries for [livejournal.com profile] slashfest because omg, so many outstanding stories.

I'm rather inspired by this remus/sirius artwork as it's so lovely. Someone convince me to write what's due instead? Plz?

Had a vet visit for Cisco and Nala today. Cisco has a growth in his inner thigh that the vet suspects is cancerous (she gave me 50/50 odds). cut to spare the uninterested )

I know this is going to sound harsh but - I also do NOT want to hear "my dog had cancer and this is what happened" scenarios. I've seen animals with cancer. I've had animals with cancer. I know what it can mean. Seriously, just keep him in your thoughts and that's enough.
wook77: (happy icon)
I know, I know... stop talking about how sick you are. BUT, I went to the doctor's yesterday (actually, I went to the CVS Pharmacy Minute Clinic) and I have to say that it was a great experience. The nurse practicioners (god, I know that's spelled wrong but I can't figure out why) were really sympathetic and caring and lovely. They listened (which is something that hasn't happened at a doctor's office in like a billion years for me) and they focused on making it better and not trying all these stupid new tests or drugs. I was in and out in less than 30 minutes. They walked the prescriptions over to the pharmacy for me and put a rush on them with the nurse saying, "look at that poor girl, let her get some sleep already!" and gestured towards me. I had my meds in 10 minutes and there were 7 prescriptions so all in all, really really impressed. (though not so impressed with almost 100 dollars in copays for medications. The cough suppressant was 30 dollars to me and a 130 to my insurance. What the fuck is in a pill that causes it to be that much money? Liquid gold?)

Best part is that they participate in my insurance and they're treated as a primary care physician and NOT as an urgent care center (even though they keep urgent care hours and policies, like walk on in and get treated) so my copay was only 20 bucks instead of the 50 bucks I was facing. I highly recommend them. Without insurance, my visit would've been 70 bucks. The clinics get a very high YAYES recommendation from me. Would totes see them again.

Turns out that I have - an ear infection, a sinus infection, an upper respiratory infection and pink eye. I'm off of work until January 3rd. Nurse recommended that I eat lots of fruit but not bananas as they have something that will make the pink eye worse or something.

So see? I'm not just whiny for no reason. I have reasons. 4 achy annoying painful reasons. I'd be more than happy with the snuffles if the cough and the pink eye would go away.

Funny scenario last night - I woke up in the middle of the night coughing and choking. Went to take a drink and dumbass me didn't turn on a light. SOOO, I ended up spilling my full glass of water all over me, my pillows, my blankets and my bed. I was laughing and wheezing and coughing and choking and tears were streaming down my face. Maybe you had to be there.

Went to bed early last night as I just don't see the BFD about New Years. It feels just the same today as it did yesterday so why the fuck should I care? The only thing that I care about is that it is now tax preparation season for me and that, my friends, blows monkey chunks. I have to kick it into high gear and get all sorts of crap done for vendors and employees. *blech*

I did end up writing one thing, now to find a couple of hours to fix it from the beta comments and get it posted. Considering it's a gift for someone, I really need to get my ass moving.

Did anyone do anything cool for New Years?
wook77: (Not intimidating)
Ugh, tired and cranky and sick. Why did I have to be born female and with ill-working girl bits?

Anyway - went out with a friend last night. You might remember Cobra girl. We finally reconciled and hit a few bars on 4th Avenue. It was alright, she didn't bite anyone so that's an improvement, right?

Watched most of the Live Earth concert that was broadcast and I have to say that the dude that got to hold Lenny Kravitz's ass in Rio was one lucky motherfucker. I want that, dammit!

Am going to go see OotP with [livejournal.com profile] shygryf on Wednesday. Made the decision that as her car isn't running and I have to work on Wednesday, that it'd just be better to go after work. After watching a few videos that [livejournal.com profile] kaalee linked, I have no faith that Seamus will be in it all that much nor will he have an opportunity to join the DA simply due to Devon's interview where he says Seamus disappears at the end. Alfie, however, did say that he was going to check out fictionalley so, um, good luck, Alfie. Hope you don't mind seeing Dean and Seamus hooking up. I know I don't.

[livejournal.com profile] rpg_prophet is coming back with a new look. We'd taken an unplanned hiatus and, thus, have reorganized. If you watch rpgs and/or rp, you can help! Add a suggestion for discussion topics or suggest a game to have an in-depth feature. If you rp - write a letter to Luna asking for advice. She's just like Hints from Heloise, Dear Abby or Ann Landers.

more on live earth, recycling and associated topics )

on a more personal note )

I have a post about spoilers written but it's at work so expect some psuedo-meta on that possibly tomorrow.

How are all of you?
wook77: (Overwhelmed)
As much of my flist knows, I'm moving in Feb/March timeframe to a brand-spanking new house (as in, they just broke ground on building my house this past week).

I'm a book h0r. I hoard books. I sometimes pick them up and pet them as I love my books that much. When I moved to Arizona three years ago, I had 40 boxes of books and I've not gotten rid of more than 2 or 3 books since then but have bought many many more.

Today, then, is a momentous day for me. I'm purging books because I don't want to move them to the new house. I figured out that it costs me 27 dollars a box to move them (calculating the average weight of a box of books vs the rate per pound).

On books and existential angst about books... )
To make this less about me and my angst... do you all have a favourite book that you just can't bear to part with? Cheesy romance novel, sci-fi, fantasy, murder mystery, book read to you as a child, any of them. Is there a story behind why?

and please, I know we all can't bear to part with the HP books


Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:38 pm
wook77: (Leia smiling pretty)
I'm just going to be overly emotional here so, err, I flocked this but...

omg. Seriously. I love you guys so very very much there is just no way I can express it sufficiently.

You know how they say that when you're life sucks the most there is always a bright light somewhere? I didn't really believe it, I have to admit. However, I totally have gotten that today from you all.

my day and why... )

So you all, thank you so much for brightening a craptacular month for me. I'm sorry that I've been cranky and ranty and complaining and whinging. I've been a horrible friend and I haven't been commenting like I wanted and I've been avoiding everyone on the messengers and everything.

January 2012



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