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We went to a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast fundraiser thing this morning, and I ran into one of my friends from UHG. She's a very very sweet older lady, and I'm glad I got to see her. She was telling me about how bad things have gotten there, which I already knew but still sucks. But she did say something else that really made my day. When I was working there, especially when I was doing floor support, I always went out of my way to be sure that good agents got some type of recognition. We had some really excellent customer service reps, ones who actually cared about our members and committed to actually helping them. The supervisors basically ignored agents except to fuss about stats, and our quality agents - well, our quality department was outsourced to India, which I have issues with anyway just because it's a federal government program, and most of the quality agents speak English as a second language. Our reps from India that were doing correspondence I actually loved, because even though there were only a handful of them, they were quick and efficient, but correspondence was a lot of copy and paste. The quality agents use copy and paste too, but as a way to leave comments on evaluations. If the agents don't follow word-for-word and in-order the script that Quality has been given, they get deducted points. (some of it is so stupid. the two areas I always got dinged on were acknowledgment statements and email addresses. we were supposed to answer with "how may I help you" and after the caller states their issue make a statement like "I'll be happy to help you with that." But if a member first thing gives me their member number, I'd verify hipaa and pull the account up before asking again, something like "okay, I do have your information, what can I do for you today?" Instead, what they want us to do is tell the member something like "I'll be happy to verify your information and assist you, but first can I ask why you're calling?" and then you have no acct info, or if you do have the acct up you can't release anything because hipaa hasn't been verified, and it's stupid. And asking people for their email address - if I'm talking to a 92 year old woman who has hearing and vision problems, I'm not going to ask for their email address. That's stupid, and to me inconsiderate.) Point is, there is very little to no positive recognition. So for people I caught providing excellent customer service, I'd give them big stars for their desk (like certificate stars with their name on it, saying they are a star at blahblahblah), and for people who were getting discouraged, I'd leave them notes or cards on their desk. Yeah, I know I say I hate everyone, but my actions don't hold to that sometimes.

anyway, Rayette said that there are some days where she gets so frustrated that she wants to walk out, and that the cards I gave her are hanging up on her desk and she reads them for encouragement. And she almost started crying telling me about how much it meant to her that I had done that for her, which almost made ME start crying. It's nice to know I have a positive influence like that on someone's life.

also? my baby brother introduced us to his new girlfriend today. she's a single mom with 3 kids. I kinda wasn't expecting that from him, but I guess I should have been. my brothers are awesome.
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So, had a killer headache again today. *sigh* (one of the things that my sis-in-law mentioned - she's a nurse at my drs office, btw - is keeping a "headache journal" to get an idea of how often the headaches happen, and I realized that a LOT of my journal entries and tweets from the past few months say I have a headache)

I'm gonna try to get in to see the dr on Wednesday; they think it may be related to the concussion. (I'm gonna hold the car accident over Harley's head forever, yall. "I was crazy but less fucked up before you ran me underneath a Suburban!") And triggered by stress.

This morning when I called in to work, I also emailed my current supervisor and basically said that she could send my personal items home with Katherine or Heather and that I'd turn in my badge when I was feeling better. She called and left me a message to please call her so we could work something out because she didn't want to lose me as an agent. And then she opened an FMLA case for me. Um, really? I mean, I'm not going to complain, because that gives me a 15 day window at least, which means I'll keep my health insurance at least until the end of February and I need to get Ronnie some glasses, but still. I'm just kinda befuddled. But I'll take the rest of this week off and have Dr Annis fill out the paperwork that they're sending me and we'll see what happens. How is this my life, that I can't even manage to get fired from my stupid job?

I was gonna tell yall something funny about Davey but I can't remember what it was now.

I told [livejournal.com profile] swear_jar that I was gonna try to have an email waiting for her when she got home from work, but I didn't manage it, so I'm gonna try to do that now.

Also, did yall see this super cute pic earlier today?

awwww! )
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Woke up this morning sick to my stomach and with a migraine-like headache. It's not an actual migraine, more just a tension headache, but it's one of those that makes me have to squint to see because light bother me. Mom blames the jalapenos I had on my pizza last night; I blame work-related stress. I always have jalapenos on my pizza!

Anyway, got to work a few minutes late because I had to stop twice on the way to work in order to puke. And being late has the same consequences as missing a full day, so I printed off my W-2 (which posted this morning, yay) and came back home. Fuck them, I'll take a few days off. (Five concurrent absences = 1 occurence)

Now I'm going back to bed. I'll get up in a little bit to file my taxes and finish the laundry, but then I plan on doing nothing the rest of the day.

Stupid job.

(It should be noted that missing work will probably get my fired, and I should probably care about that more than I do. But I don't.)
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1. I have the BEST friends. Srsly, I don't think I could ever adequately express how much yall mean to me.

2. Yall remember when I was working at the warehouse and injured my back and spent two weeks at home unable to do anything but lay on my tummy and watch tv and read all the porn on the internet? So that injury is acting up. Idek what I did this time! I mean, my dad made a platform for our chest freezer and I did carry it into the house by myself, and it was kinda heavy and awkward, but that was early yesterday morning and I felt fine til last night when I was laying around watching SyFy disaster movies. Idk, but it hurts to walk or move or breathe wrong. Coughing, sneezing, and laughing are all out of the question too. I seriously wanna CRY, the back spasms hurt do bad. And when I think like that, I obviously feel like a huge pussy, b/c wtf, it's just a little back pain. Also, this chair is really fucking uncomfortable.

3. These people are here are fucking idiots. Why ask me a question if you're gonna disregard my (correct) answer and just do the wrong thing anyway? Fucktards.

4. My aunt has claimed my dad as a dependent for the last two years but can't this year. Technically I can, b/c he used my address all year (he doesn't actually "live" anywhere), he doesn't officially work, and I paid all his medical bills this year as well as kept him supplied in beer, cigarettes, and groceries. But it doesn't do me any good to claim him. Since Mom & I share a household, can she claim him, even though they're ex-spouses? (Fucking tax time, I wish they'd just automatically send me my refund and that no one would ask me to do their taxes for them.)

5. It's not 630 yet. Whyyyyyyyyy????
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Work is kicking my ass. Seriously, I am the grumpiest ever and I hate everything when I'm there and yesterday I was ready to stab someone with my scissors, but Katherine took them away. I am already in a spectacularly bad mood today, and I haven't even managed to crawl out of bed yet!

In an attempt to brighten my day... Leave me a comment with something that makes you happy and a letter, and I'll respond with 5 things starting with that letter that make ME happy. (Yes, I am making this up as I go. It was this or word association, and word association is better suited to days when I'm not so tired I can barely function.)

*hearts you all* You know you totally wanna play along.

Ready? Go!
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Wow, it's already 2 days into the new year and I'm already behind! Lol. I started this on NYE? It's my 2010 in review. I'm gonna try to make another post about what I'm looking forward to / anticipating / hoping for in 2011, but I have to work 12 hrs tomorrow (later today, w/e) so I need to go to sleep now. *smooches*

JANUARY 2010

* Mom turned 50 and we planned a big surprise party for her. We had her convinced that everyone forgot her birthday, but we had relatives coming in from out of town and all this stuff - then we got a foot of snow and everything was ruined.

FEBRUARY 2010

* Kidnapped Amy and went to Atlantic City for a weekend. It was her birthday weekend & Valentine's Day & Cliff was at boot camp, so we met up with [livejournal.com profile] thebunnyknows and went to see The Used and Drive A (and Atreyu). Amy kinda got a crash course in fandom that weekend, lol. At the concert, we met up with [livejournal.com profile] valerie_z and one of her friends and [livejournal.com profile] sinsense. After, me and Amy and [livejournal.com profile] thebunnyknows were gonna hang around and get Cliff a hoodie autographed, and some drunk chick gave [livejournal.com profile] sinsense her meet-the-band card, so she stayed with us. And the only thing she had with her to be autographed was a draft of her thesis, which led to an interesting discussion about hemaphroditism (between her and Quinn, who, despite all evidence to the contrary, can actually string words together to make sentences) and to Bert saying "I'd love to wake up one day with a vagina; I'd probably have to take a few days off tour." (Amy says "that happens to me every day!) Also, they were super nice about giving Amy messages to pass along to Cliff (generic "tell him thanks for serving our country"-type messages, but still!). The next day we found a Zoltar machine on the boardwalk, but no one transformed into a 12-year-old. Maybe because we are all already 12 at heart?

* As another show on that same tour, I took Davey to see The Used in Charlotte. He had his shoes autographed, had a discussion with Jepha about Perry the Platapus, and is now buddies forever with Bert McCracken. Also, the band autographed a onesie for Illiana and Quinn drew a little cloud picture on it.

MARCH 2010

* ILLIANA WAS BORN! March 25. Harley was texting me (and others) up til like 7am from the hospital, and I figured I had time to drop the boys off at school and get to the hospital before the baby was born, but I got a call just around 730 saying the baby was here. She is quite possibly my favorite thing about 2010.

APRIL 2010

* I sold my van to the farm. Really, she went to a good home with some Amish family that runs some orchards in Franklin County, but I still cried because I love my van!

* accidentally captained a March of Dimes team at work and raised $5700

MAY 2010

* The official Team Gregory picnic, which was proof that we were the best team in the call center and everyone else was jealous.

* Celebration with my friends and family for my 30th birthday and my brother's 28th birthday.

* Cliff got his assignment and Amy left me, lol. They're stationed in Norfolk, which is kinda good because they're only 5 hrs away, but for Amy is also kinda bad because it means her in-laws visit a lot.

JUNE 2010

* Harley was driving me to the airport and we were in an accident. I had my bag in the floorboard and my feet on top of it, tying my shoes and talking shit with Johnathan, and the next thing I know we're under a Suburban and Harley's climbing over me to get to the baby. I ended up with a concussion and knocking out one of my front teeth, and freaking the fuck out, but I still insisted on going to the airport. I was spending the weekend of my 30th birthday with my friends, dammit! I got [livejournal.com profile] wendy and [livejournal.com profile] phaballa for my actual birthday (and [livejournal.com profile] phaballa's peanut butter pie!), and we saw Shrek Forever After, and I got puppy!snuggles from Max & Val. The next day I got to spend time with [livejournal.com profile] snarkyrainbow and talked her into staying to see Cobra with me. As with most shows, we were amused by the fashion disasters and by the parents' reactions to some of the songs. I Fight Dragons was surprisingly entertaining, and Travie and Cobra were unsurprisingly awesome. I can't stand 3oh!3 and was really wtf'ed by the huge stuffed wolves with green laser eyes that were onstage during their set. Met up with [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 and went home with her to Houston (and my favorite guest bedroom, lol). Next day went to Hard Rock for lunch and met up with some of the other TX girls ([livejournal.com profile] shutyourface! [livejournal.com profile] eckerlilas! And other girls I know but whose LJ names I can't remember!) for more Travie and Cobra. We didn't have to suffer through 3oh!3 this time, but there were extra acts in between sets that I really wasn't feeling. (I had a concussion! And by this time I had two black eyes! I wanted to put my head down on the barrier and sleep until there was Gabe in front of me!) Oh, and we ended up with Gabe!crotch in our faces, lol. One of the previous concerts we were at together, it was Pete!crotch. Oh, bandboys. Sunday, I laid on [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000's couch and cuddled with Dante (my favorite of [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000's two kitties) and watched the first couple episodes of Generation Kill and wished I didn't have to go to the airport.

* Had to get a CT scan done to make sure I didn't have a skull fracture or internal bleeding or whatnot. (Now, I actually have experience with concussions and head injuries because Ronnie has had 4 concussions and is also a klutz, so I know it's generally a good sign if you do have a knot after a blow to the head.) The drs seemed to think I wasn't any more brain damaged than I had been to begin with. (Although you can still feel the indentation in my forehead where I hit the edge of my shoe.)

* hit up [livejournal.com profile] wordsalone for download links for Generation Kill so I could get sucked into that fandom, lol

* participated in Relay for Life on a family team

JULY 2010

* got a new-to-me car! A 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander which I totally love! :)

* spent a couple weekends at the lake and took the boys cliff diving for the first time

* spent a long weekend camping at Steel Bridge with the family - my brother, 4 women, and 9 kids. Haha, he says he's never doing that again. But we had a fucking blast.

* succumbed to depression, due to the effects of the concussion on my crazy meds / my bipolar and also after effects of the concussion itself. Missed half a month of work feeling suicidal and stupid.

* went to Norfolk to spend some time with Amy and Cliff, made friends with another Navy wife named Sarah who is pretty awesome, and went to Warped Tour

AUGUST 2010

* spent EVERY weekend at the lake and seriously contemplated buying a camper at the marina when it came up for sale

* Mom took the kids to the beach for a week, so I got dwnload links for True Blood (which is the ultimate trainwreck of a show) and watched all the episodes there were at that time

* got to hang out with Jessie and Holly, who I miss tremendously, when we went to see my friend Anthony in a drag show

* had a boat party for Team Gregory that was a huge success and solidified our bond right before we all got split up

* Neville was born on August 25th! Pam had a lot of complications and scared me sooooo badly, but it all worked out.

* Andrew-at-work, whose Mom had been sick with cancer for a while, told us his mom passed away - but then we found out that everything he had said was a fucking lie and his mom was alive and well and happily on her honeymoon.

SEPTEMBER 2010

* Back to feeling depressed and suicidal. Had a major breakdown at work because I was going to be moved to a Collections team, but Robbie intervened and got me moved to Correspondence instead

* had our annual end-of-summer/Kelly Marie's birthday picnic, which turned out better than expected

* Taylor won his first race of the season, lol

* missed out on seeing Drive A in Norfolk with Amy & Cliff because I didn't trust myself to make the 5 hour drive alone

* walked in the JDRF walk for possibly the last time - Chrissy goes off to college next year so I don't think we'll have a team next year

* the boys participated in the Marine Mud Run to help raise money for Toys for Tots

OCTOBER 2010

* had a blast at Heritage Day at Camp Bethel

* finally figured out the right combo of meds to feel stable again (just couldn't necessarily afford to pay for them for a while)

* had a karaoke dance party at my brother's house with all the kids for Halloween

* Walked in the American Heart Walk with a team from work

NOVEMBER 2010

* walked in the Veterans' Day Parade with a group from the Soldiers' Angels Organization

* went to see Billy Currington and Carrie Underwood in concert

* got pulled over for speeding and found out the DMV never processed my medical review for the year so my license was technically suspended

* helped my cousin move into her new Habitat House

* moved into my grandparents' old house

* took the kids ice skating for the first time - Davey literally skated circles around me and Ronnie

* the boys got promoted to the Black Belt Club at AFK

* went Black Friday shopping with my brothers on Thanksgiving night and saw a bunch of people I hadn't seen in forever

DECEMBER 2010

* got my license back

* Ronnie turned TEN

* got myself in trouble at work for standing up for my team

* worked a ridiculous amount of overtime

* lots of firsts for Christmas - first one in the new house, first Christmas for Illy and Neville

* Ronnie and Davey earned their purple belts at karate
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Yall, I am so irrationally angry/frustrated/cranky today that even I don't wanna be around me. I don't feel well, my ears are stopped up, btwn the fact that I get carsick and my mom running the heat in the car I am so freakin naseous right now that I may have to puke when I get to work.

And I forgot my phone cord, so I can't charge my phone at work. I only have maybe an hour of battery left and at least 12 hours before I'll be home.

Today is fucking fired and it hasn't even actually started yet.

Nicole (my direct supervisor) commented on my attitude yesterday. I'm kinda afraid/worried for anyone who talks to me today.
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I don't know if I can make it through the day without strangling someone at work tomorrow. Can we fast forward through it? (haha, I told Tempestt today that my feelings wouldn't be hurt if she went into labor and I had to take her to the hospital.)

Two things! (for now - there may be more; if so I'll come back)

1. One of my favoritest people in the entire wide world, [livejournal.com profile] wendy, posted a music mix yesterday that is awesome and creative and everyone should go check it out and tell her thanks! Finding Rainbows: The Music Mix

2. (the following content totally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] strangecreature, who is better with words than me) Alright, duckies. Have you bought a fancy coffee yet this week? Or maybe a normal-coffee-with-donut, if you're Canadian? Do you have a pocketful of loose change rattling around somewhere? We spend money in five dollar increments without even thinking about it these days.

I would like to ask you to make five dollars (or more) do something worthwhile today.

Our lovely friend Mikey ([livejournal.com profile] intothenightx) is trying to raise enough money in a hurry to buy plane tickets for herself and her sister so that they can get to Florida and be with their grandfather, who is in hospice care and being removed from support next Monday. This is not something that they can afford without help right now.

So Mikey's offering ficlets, arts, music mixes, etc, for sale. (Including MSPaint doodles... And believe me, these will make you lol! *g*) In my tiny little opinion, something like this shouldn't be so much about what you're getting, but the enormity of what you're able to make happen for a fellow LJer here. (note from Tabby: I think that [livejournal.com profile] jackiesjunkie is offering to make hats and scarfs for donations, and I actually have one of them, and it is awesome, so that's totally worth it...)

Please go forth, check out what she's offering, and make five dollars (or more) actually count today.
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It's a good thing I don't actually have any authority at work, b/c I fired EVERYONE today. Fuckers. I mean, really, how hard is it to DO YOUR FUCKING JOB? Too hard, apparently, idek. *sigh* Also, tomorrow we're releasing info on a new program we're offering, but none of us have access to the website where we can look up the details of the benefits. That's some awesome planning on the part of our company, huh?

I have all my holiday cards (check this post) ready to go. Not because I'm an overachiever, but because I'd like to get them mailed off before the move on Friday. My holiday packages for my soldiers will go out at the end of next week. Just fyi, if you send me something for the holidays, you can use my current address. If you need it, let me know. I'll give yall my new address after the holidays.

Tomorrow is someone special's birthday! Two Three special someones! [livejournal.com profile] mimiheart, [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000, and [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000's sister! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Um, there was something else I was gonna say, but I'm gonna go crawl in bed with my heating pad. I can barely move today, my back hurts so much. I really don't wanna think about how I'm going to feel on Sunday...

Can yall do me a favor? Check out this post from [livejournal.com profile] pecos and go leave something happy and cheerful for her brother? Please and thank you!
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When things are looking down, a Happy List always makes things better, right?

Illiana. She's laying here babbling at me right now, and she is getting so big! Love love love.

got a nearly-last-minute invite to a concert tonight, and I'm not one to turn down a free concert. I'm not a huge Carrie Underwood fan, but I am a big Billy Currington fan, so it works out.

only a week until Deathly Hallows! I already have my tickets, and a couple dozen people to go with. Yay!

one of the newbies at work (the one who told me I need to watch Buffy b/c it'll be the most important thing I ever do in my life). He asks me questions sometimes just to make himself think the question through & answer it himself, so we decided I'm his imaginary friend and he calls me Theodore.

Amy & Cliff are coming up this weekend! I talk to Amy everyday, but I still miss her, so I'm super excited about seeing her. And Cliff. I love his dorkass too. :)

we're moving in two weeks!

work!Heather is getting married! She asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. She's all superexcited about the wedding, so I'm superhappy for her.

baby brother has been staying with us & he went grocery shopping last night so the pantry and freezer are full

fic and fic-like ramblings from [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 and [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane

the email chain, which makes my every day brighter even if I can't always respond to it
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I know what I was gonna say yesterday and forgot! Did yall see the video of The Used that Jepha posted the other day? (here's the link if you need it) If you ignore what they're actually doing in the video (BOYS!), they look so good. Like, happy and healthy good! I'm am ridiculously pleased by that!

Speaking of videos, check this one out: PWTs )

Andrew didn't get fired today; instead it was decided that he's getting moved to Collections. He's walking a really fine line though, which sucks because all the time he's missed is because of his mom and he doesn't qualify for FMLA because he hasn't been there long enough. So, last night his mom's heart monitor kept going off and he spent most of the night / early hours of the morning at the ER with her, but they couldn't find anything wrong with her heart and couldn't figure out why she was having chest pains / symptoms of a heart attack. He left her there and came to work (late) but then the hospital called and said they needed Andrew's authorization for something. Long story short - his mom's cancer has spread and things don't look good for her at all. So Andrew's upset and crying at work, and if he leaves he'll lose his job, and it made me all upset. And I was in the hallway on my cell phone when he came to find me and tell me, and there wasn't anyone else around from our team, so I had to hug him. (okay, yall know how I feel about physical affection. Like, I'll throw virtual hugs and snuggles around all day long, but I don't like people to actually touch me. Last week, when Andrew came back to work after his grandfather passed away, I made Heather hug him for me.) So it made the rest of my day all blah, even after some strings were pulled and Andrew left.

In other work-related news, we were talking about vampires today (idek) and Thomas Raith is my favorite vampire, and now I want someone to tell me stories about Thomas and Justine. Or maybe Billy and Georgia. What? That line of thought made sense in my head!

Gotta go make cupcakes. Hopefully will get more computer time later. *mwah*
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Get in my belly, cheeseballs get in there!

Yeah, we're watching the Squeakquel again.

For a Monday, today wasn't so bad. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 for the concert calls last night, to [livejournal.com profile] wordsalone for being an enabler, and [livejournal.com profile] harriet_vane for the schmoopy sweet fic in my inbox. I know I say it a lot, but it bears repeating: my friends are the best friends!

True Blood is like a trainwreck. It's so not good, but I can't stop watching! I wanna know what happens next! And I accidentally watched like 8 episodes last night. Oops? (It's even more funny to me because I don't even like the story! I didn't get past the first couple chapters of the first book!)

I think Andrew may be getting fired tomorrow. :( I'm gonna miss his stupid ass.

Wednesday is Robbie's bday, yay! I gotta make cupcakes (two batches - one just for him & one to share). He's lucky I like him. Jerkass.

I miss Amy. She's supposed to come up for Labor Day, and I'm gonna go down there next month so she and I can drag Cliff to see Drive A, but still. I miss her!

I went out Friday night to meet Anfernie & his bf at a drag show, and saw way more of him than I ever wanted to see. Fucking Heather; it was all her fault even though she wasn't even there. Anfernie (who was actually Dallys on Friday night) and my friend Holly comparing their fake boobs was pretty hilarious though. Holly has lopsided tatas and so she has inserts for the right side of her bra. They freak Jessie out. Holly abuses that fact. Also, I have so missed hanging out with Jessie & Holly. And the rest of the RMG crew, of course. I don't miss the job at all (okay, that's a lie, as much as I hated it, sometimes I miss the physical labor and actually being able to do my fucking job) but I miss some of the people. And apparently I'm missing Jon's midlife crisis. Jessie's keeping me in the loop by txtng me pictures, lol, but it's not the same.

Other things to love today:

♥ BABY NEVILLE! Tomorrow is Pam's 37 weeks mark so he can come ANY DAY NOW!

[livejournal.com profile] apiphile

♥ FOB Cobra

♥ the boys from Drive A

♥ BRENDON URIE'S STUPID FACE!

♥ twitter (it is an endless source of amusement)

♥ Leverage, Psych, and Royal Pains (keeping me entertained until the fall season of other shows)

p.s. I may be a little in love with James Ransone. Okay, that's a lie. I'm totally in love with him. Who can I blame this on?
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So, Robbie got promoted to supervisor. Did I tell yall this already? Either way, when I told him congratulations, he was like "Are you still gonna quit?" Robbie getting promoted is possibly the one reason I would stay, and it's up against the 2,869,342 reasons I quit. (That's his number, not mine.) So yeah, Robbie, I love you but I'm still quitting.

Although I did have one woman today who was crying and thanking me and telling me God was going to Bless me for all the help I'd given her and for being so patient. Members like that are the reason I do what I do.

Still looking for another job.
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Hey, so, work sucks. Yall are surprised, aren't you? In my first three hours, I only had six calls, and then I had a 45 minute training class in which I got to make fun of Robbie b/c he was in charge. He's one of the few things I like about my job. Also, Andrew, who is so awesome his computer can't handle it and keeps breaking.

Anyway, on a happier note, [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 posted a snippet from the GK 'verse that she & I accidentally created. You can read it here.

Can it be beer thirty now? I'm already done with this place for today.
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Since Indiana is too far to drive for dinner (dammit, [livejournal.com profile] sxysadie21!), I guess I'm going to have to cook for myself. Steaks on the grill, mashed potatoes, baby carrots with brown sugar, butter bread. And lemon meringue pie for dessert. Yum.

Also, I now have a/c in my bedroom! I am undoubtedly excited by this.

Am still trying to recover from the sun and the fun yesterday. The kids had a blast at the lake, and I had fun sitting under a shade tree and texting [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000. The race was pretty ridiculous. All four races last night had a caution in the last lap and had to end with green-white-checkers. idek. Taylor finished 7th in his race. He's had a pretty shitty season. He's still got a bigger fan club than most of the racers, though, so I guess it's okay. His friend Travis (who races in a different class) was pushed into a wall by another driver, and for a minute we thought there was going to be a fight on the track. Someone managed to calm that down though.

Christian Kane tweeted that tonight's Leverage "Won't dissapoint. If you are a Hardison/Eliot fan, Well, I'll just say ur in for a treat!!!" Um, I don't think Hardison/Eliot means the same thing to him as it does to us, but I am still very much amused.

I have to go back to work in the morning and am sooo not looking forward to it. Blah. I'm just... I hate that we're fucking people over, and it's not like the previous call center work I've done, where fucking people over means that someone isn't getting their stupid sweater and cookware shipment on time or that they're going to have to pay extra for local channels with satellite. This now is fucking people over with regards to their prescription medications, and even better a lot of the stuff we can't do anything about because it's MEDICARE guidelines. I need to find a new job ASAP.

Also, Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium is like Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes without all the explosions. :P
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This isn't the post I meant to make, but whatever.

Now that I've taken a step down at work (this was my big decision a couple weeks ago, and I probably should've talked with a few of you about it while I was busy having a breakdown, but I didn't - even know just thinking about talking about it makes me wanna cry), I'm in a happier place mentally and also feeling more like writing.

So. The first TEN people to request a ficlet/drabble in this post will get something. Can't guarantee it'll be good, or that it'll be exactly what you want, but I'll do my best. Yall know my fandoms and stuff, right?
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So, had a shittastic day. Took a sup call this morning for a crazy woman, who proceeded to call back two more times and specifically ask for me just to yell some more. Idk how many of yall have ever worked in a call center, but it was pretty ridiculous. On the first call, she told me I needed to quit my job and go work for a real company. The last call, she told me to tell my supervisor that I'm incompetent and should be fired. Seriously, CRAZY. And ruined my day.

So, hows about a happy list? Those make everything better, right?

In just a couple hours, it'll be [livejournal.com profile] eckerlilas's birthday!

the pictures from Brendon's birthday celebration

Drop Dead Fred did it!

There's a ridiculous story that's been dancing around my head for the past couple of days (thanks to the email gang) where Johnny & Evan had a thing back in the day and Evan freaked and now they don't really talk, but then Johnny starts hanging out with Adam Lambert and the two of them are everywhere and Evan's all jealous even though he won't admit it. And then they're all out together at a party and Evan's just tipsy enough to think it's a good idea to take a swing at Adam on principle. It's pretty hilarious in my head, ngl. But I'm enjoying it.

Thomas Raith

Travis Clark tweeting about shutting his hair in the car door. (Yall know I love Travis, truly, but his hair is pretty damn scary!)

The new Butch Walker video

frozen peanut butter cups

being able to wear jeans to work

the boys stole my laptop last night to watch music videos. It started with the Butch Walker videos, then we had to watch the Weekend at Pete Rose's, then we watched some FOB videos. My kids are particularly fond of the video for Carpal Tunnel of Love

Hope everyone else is having a better week than I am! LOVE YALL! *mwah*
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How about a Happy List? (I don't have time for much lately, but I figure I can at least post a happy list. Hopefully that'll lead to posting more.)

Rain! There's actually a song that I'd upload to share for the five of you that listen to country music if I had my hard drive hooked up, but it's a ridiculously catchy song by Luke Bryan (who actually has a lot of ridiculously catchy songs) called Rain Is A Good Thing, and it's like rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey, whiskey makes my baby feel a little bit frisky. But that's not why rain is on my happy list. There are some massive brush fires going on right now and some of my favorite people have been out there fighting the fires, so I'm hoping the rain helps with that.

[livejournal.com profile] eckerlilas's babies. That pic of bb!Logan on facebook seriously made my day.

email chains. thank yall for making the few breaks I'm able to sneak at work that much better.

Davey doing the stupid little Guilty Pleasure dance

New DeanandSam tonight!

got to spend the afternoon with Ronnie, Davey, and Holdon yesterday

unbirthday tea parties, even when I can't attend

[livejournal.com profile] melmo_lovesyou is ridiculous. and has glitter on her toe.

vanilla pudding

work!friends... pics of my workspace )
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Baby!! She's so *tiny*, yall!! And preciously adorable! But srsly, TINY. I almost couldn't find her in the swaddle of blankets! But she and Harley are both doing well. I was going to post pics, but it figures that our router is being crappy & so I have no actual internet at home. I'll try again in the morning, but I have to go take the carseat to the hospital before work so I don't know if I'll have time.

I had such a craptastic day at work, omg. I was so close to walking out. As it was, I had to walk off the call floor and go outside to have a mini-meltdown. So over this shit, and so so so fucking tired of people. Who has room for me on their couch?
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Little Miss Illiana is on her way! She's not here yet, but probably sometime this morning. Will keep everyone posted.

My crazycakes sister has had her cell with her & hs been txtng the whole time.

I am gonna be no good whatsoever at work. I'm going in early to take care of something for TJ but I think I'm gonna leave early. I haven't slept, I can't think this morning, and there's a NEW BABY! Yes, I know said baby is gonna live in the same house as me, BUT STILL!!!

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