Kleptollama (corellianrogue) wrote,

Of things and stuff and new icons~

Hewwo thar, LJland! Been a bit of a while since I posted something of substance, but I've been sick and blah and transitorial was in Georgia for two weeks on job training and I was aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah lonely (but luckily, I had my krillia to keep me entertained and get me addicted to Doctor Who.) :(

(I mean, really, even though I talked to her every day either on the phone or IM. What is this? What has happened to me? I'm a woobie. :( x10000000000000000 Janel-withdrawal. No, seriously, you guys. It's amazing and really really scary all at once, and I never thought I could DO this and just... yes. Me. Forever. Stuff. I don't even.)


Anyway, that wasn't really what I wanted to talk about. There are so MANY things I wanted to talk about! :D I shall put them all under cuts, because this will get long, oh yes.

...For instance, I have just seen that David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be playing Benedick and Beatrice in a West End production of Much Ado About Nothing and ooooooooh, I'd sell a kidney to go. Any of you rich enough you feel like sending a poor, needy fangirl to London for a few days this summer? @_@

And speaking of David Tennant (sort of) krillia has caught me up on the latest Doctor. Matt Smith is adorable, but his companions totally steal the show for me. Which is why Krill made me this Rory icon. I wibble so much over that episode.


Meme tiiiiiiiiime~ :D

Put your iPod/mp3 player/iTunes/music player of choice on Shuffle mode.

For each question, press the “Next” or “Refresh” button to get your answer.

You MUST write the song name down that comes up, no matter how silly it sounds as an answer to the question or how embarrassing it is.

Make snarky comments as necessary.

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY: It might as well be spring (...I do? Um. Well, then.)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY? Moon (As in howling at or traumatizing nuns in cars? Either way... wasn't me and you can't prove anything.)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE/SAME SEX? Beautiful Life (...Actually, that works.)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? The Alchemic World - Two Years Thereafter (Eh? I feel... from the future?)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? Last Resort (Janel says I cheated, but I didn't! If I had cheated, this would have been Pointless Argument or Wasting My Time or something.)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO? The Jug of Punch (Right. Can't leave home without it?)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? The Sleeping Beauty (*preens*)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Aloha Love (Meme, you aren't even trying.)

WHAT IS 2+2? Tearin' Up My Heart (Yes, I have them on my computer. Shut up.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? Overcoming Learned Behavior (...Okay, so maybe you are trying just a bit, Meme)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? I Remember Larry (Janel demanded a do-over, but one must obey the Meme!)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? I Hate Your Fucking Guts (As Janel kindly pointed out, it is April.)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Surf City (Well, better than Last Resort up there, I suppose.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? It's a Real Time Thing (Okay, first, DK, what is up with these songs? Like half of the songs on here have jumped between one Short Music for Short People or another. Secondly, yes, Meme got this one spot on. Well done, Meme.)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? Romance (...All answers to this Meme are non-binding and non-contractual.)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Hyperspace (YES. YES, SOMEONE, MAKE THIS HAPPEN. In fact, just put the entire LP on. Start with Centipede.)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Star Wars Remix (Two for two. Good on you, Meme.)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Invoke (Um. Kay, then. Elder gods, I hope.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Cock of the North (Yes, every one of you. Well done.)

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN? Sileo - Seduction (I don't know, I can think of WAY worse things. Unless Janel found out. That'd suck... Okay, yeah, Meme wins this round.)

HOW WILL YOU DIE? Colors (At least Last Resort was already used.)

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET? Box in the Ship (Damn those ships and their boxes.)

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? Long Enough to Forget You (Yes, forgetting people. Truly tickles one's funny bone.)

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? Crash and Burn (Those rug burns are killer, yo.)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED? To The Vanished City (Only if the City buys a really nice ring.)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST? Different Wings (Untrue! I am totally accepting of all races, creeds, and wing-types.)

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU? Nutcracker Overture (...I'll take that as a no.)

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE? All The Men in my Life... (*snickercoughhack* Um. Yeah, well, apparently the Meme is quicker on the uptake than I was.)

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW? Anti Nostalgic (*sigh* Meme, we had something, didn't we? I thought we were good together. Then you have to go and throw it all away.)

There was another question here about what I'd name this post, but I decided to cut it as this post is multi-purpose.

In no particular order:

-I saw a funeral procession the other day while running errands on my lunch break. I'd never seen one before. The hearse in front had police lights on it. That seemed odd. It was a looooooooong line of cars, too. Like ten or fifteen or something. I got to sit at the intersection for a while.

-I had about a week while Janel was in Georgia that I was just having these awful dreams. Like, one of them, I was in the hospital, and I was going to explode. That was the actual disease I had. If I moved too much, I was going to explode. I didn't want to explode, so I couldn't move. It was awful. :(

-I have this rubber duck that I... ah... acquired from the bank. Everyone who knew the duck had been fired or was quitting and I was the last, so... well, yes. Anyway. He's at the office, now, and he's sort of been adopted as a tiny office mascot. This winter, two people made him a little crocheted hat and scarf, and now, he... er... she? has an Easter hat. XD It makes me happy. I have plans for a raincoat made out of a plastic bag, too.

-Heechul is doing well~ Mine, that is. The fern. Although hopefully the real one is, too. But anyway, he's got all these new little shoots or whatever you call the fuzzy root things he has. And they're all over the top of the pot he's in and he sort of looks like a tarantula with too many legs and I shouldn't find that adorable, but I dooooooooo aaaaaaaaaaah. And Krill makes fun of me for talking to him. :( But he's a good plant, yes he is.

-So, this one day, while Janel was still gone, Krill and I were trying to watch TV, right? Except it kept changing channels on us, and we couldn't figure out why! Like, if you hit up or down or tried to change the volume, it would just keep going like you were holding the button down. It was so weird! We even took the batteries out of the remote and it kept doing it! And then we noticed that the light on the TV that blinks whenever you hit a remote button was flashing really weirdly, and we couldn't figure out what was making it do that, either. So we looked around, and the remote for the DVD player was wedged under the footstool, but it's not the same brand, so that couldn't have been doing anything, right? Well, we pulled it out, and... the light stopped! o.O We couldn't figure it out, but the TV worked fine after that. The only thing we could think of was that maybe somehow the signal from the trapped remote was getting in the way of the proper remote and just confusing the TV? It was so weird.

Honestly. Really. Why can no one read directions? Ever? It's not that hard, right? I mean, you read the words, and they tell you what to do. Simple. Easy-peasy. But oh gooooooooooooood, people just can't do it!

At my job, I open the mail, which largely consists of people sending in parking tickets, either with payment or with (usually) stupid reasons why they shouldn't have to pay. My favorites are when the checks have 'get a real job, losers' or some such written in the memo line. Because parking enforcement isn't a real job, I guess? Silly me, why didn't I ever realize. Yes, parking at an expired meter will get you a ticket, douchewads. What did you expect? No, we will not take it back because you were only gone 'five minutes.' It's still a fucking expired meter, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah why are people stupid?

*coughs* Anyway. That's a daily annoyance, people being stupid. Which just aggravates the unable to follow directions bit. We don't ask for much. Really we don't. "DO NOT MAIL CASH" in big, bold capslock, and yet people do. I especially hate that when their citation has been voided or already paid, because you know what? I can't mail cash back, and we have no way to cut you a check. What the hell am I supposed to do with your useless payment now, ass? I could have at least sent a check or money order back to you. Thank you for paying, but seriously. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

Our directions on the envelope AND on the ticket both clearly ask you to make the check out to the University and to include your ticket number on the check. Just like sending a check to a company with an account number. Wait, no one probably pays anything by check now, do they. Well, you can pay us online, too, but no one reads THAT direction, either! Not including the ticket number, I can ignore. Making the check out to Parking instead of the University, while obviously a case of deliberate ignorance, is almost excusable. But people with checkbooks should at least know not to write their checks to the thing they're PAYING, right? So why do so many come in written to "Ticket #017079559"? No, seriously, am I missing something here? GAH. Although, even better, the one that came in the other day with "Parking Ticket" in the WRITTEN DOLLAR AMOUNT LINE. WHAT THE HOLY HELL?! How stupid are you?!!? GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Not to mention the myriad checks that come in unsigned, undated, or just plain not made out to anyone at ALL. Sigh. How I wish I could just write those over to myself, but I, unlike you, dear check-writer, am not stupid.

Then there are the rants I could go on about people claiming that they were a visitor, so they shouldn't be expected to keep the meter paid. Right. Idiot. Read the instructions ON YOUR FUCKING TICKET, then maybe we'll talk. Oh wait, no we won't, because if you'd READ THEM, you'd see that YOU CAN'T DO THAT.


Anyway, LJ, that's been my life lately. Lots of happy with Janel and my Krill, lots of rawr at work, and some other stuff here and there in the middle.

How've you all been?
Tags: memes, randomness, work

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