wapiko: mumble mumble (The Office - Angela and Kelly)
I'm tiring of Fable III.

I don't want to play any other video games.

I don't want to continue reading Divergent.

I don't want to continue reading PLL: Killer.

I don't want to clean, don't want to do laundry, don't want to watch a movie.

I'm watching Priceless for the time being but I'm still pretty bored. I can't figure out what I want to be doing at all.

This Friday I'm going to go shopping with one of my coworkers. I've been looking around for some lingerie drawers and of course I want the expensive ones from Pier One. She suggested trying out Hobby Lobby though, and when I was at their website I found this small chest, which looks to be about the same size as my old PEACH JOHN storage set I was keeping my underwear in. The top drawer broke, and now I'm in this predicament where my closet is becoming one of messy legend. I look at this small little thing from Hobby Lobby and see what I'd love to do with it - put some floral shelf liner all over the inside and maybe cover it with some wallpaper design if I don't just paint it white.

I don't wanna wait until Friday. =( I also don't wanna wait until it's warmer out, but I'd rather not do any crafts like this in the basement while it's freezing.

blargh. still bored.
wapiko: cute Chi eating Youhei's pancakes (Chi - I CAN HAZ PANCAKES)
Sometime last month Bowser, my kitten, began playing fetch with me. It started when I was sitting on the bed one afternoon, doing some computer work, and I threw one of his toys on the floor so he would leave me alone.

Then he brought it back. We haven't stopped playing since.

He's so adorable when he plays. We usually play with these mesh catnip tubes that are basically Chinese finger-traps, filled with catnip and sealed on both ends. I throw one into the next room and he runs after it, and after retrieving it trots back to me with it in his mouth and drops it right next to me. When these toys go missing, he gets so restless. I have to occasionally dig them out for him from under Will's desk. When he sees me on my stomach with the flashlight and the ruler (to grab the toy out), he comes over to try to help me. XD

Today I threw one of his toys and it landed on one of the swivel chairs I own (the same style as this one with different colors and base). He tried to jump up onto the chair, first by putting his two front paws on the side of it, but this would cause the chair to spin. This happened a few times before he started crying, so Will had to grab the toy for him. The poor thing...

Even when it's 6am, it's time to play fetch. XDDD
wapiko: (Kuroki Meisa - love meisa)
There's that moment when you start to cry and the tears begin to rise up before they finally spill out.

This moment is much more enjoyable when it's sunlight. I've only been able to achieve it when I'm in the car driving before the sun sets, with my car visor down and my sunglasses on. The sunlight streams into the car in just the right way so that it only fills my eyes halfway.

It feels beautiful.
wapiko: (Rebound - happy cake)
This is damned silly, but I got a little excited when I noticed Poupee Girl has a "Super Cleaning" UFO catcher right now. It kind of inspires me to clean.

I love cleaning anyway. It puts my mind at ease when I'm surrounded by a tidy environment.

Currently I am not. But it's only a matter of hours until the weekend now (aka Friday at 5pm) and I'm going to go crazy. :D
wapiko: from the Beatles episode (Mad Men - Don in his apt)
I'm always on the fence when LiveJournal starts busting out new shit - and I do mean shit. This whole thing with the friends page changes is ridiculous and I'm so sick of all of the spam, primarily because I receive the email notification for old accounts that I don't want to log back into just to delete it all.

I'm still not ready to give up my 200+ icon capability that came with my permanent account, which my friend Miyu gave me a year and a half ago. All I had to do was pay for the rename token, and I regained my old journal name I had previously deleted and later pined for again. I've been very lucky. But I fear their demise is coming within the next couple of years thanks to the fuckwits in charge.

Woke up this morning just before 10:30, which gave me enough time to snuggle with Bowser and still make it to Panera for breakfast.

Oh, did I mention Will got me a kitty on my birthday? =3 His name is Bowser and he's one of my best friends. <3 Even Will loves him, and it melts my heart whenever they're snuggling together.

It's a fantastic lazy Sunday. I wish I could just stay here all week after work instead of having to go back to my mom's for Thanksgiving. The only thing I'm looking forward to is Black Friday with my aunt and cousin.

I'm 95% decided that I'm going to stay here for Giftmas. That might be difficult to break to my mom, but I'm a grown adult now with a job and a boy and kitten who are essentially my new family. I can't be going back all the time, nor do I want to.
wapiko: from the Beatles episode (Mad Men - Don in his apt)
I seem to use this journal for catch-up and spillover when I don't want to put randomity in my usual journal or my private journal.

Damn, I've just sneezed about six times in the past minute. (@_@)

Today is Sunday and I feel relatively accomplished, having finally connected the Wii to our flat-screen after about a week of being Wiiless. So many cord jacks, and somehow I did it right the first time.

Seven.

It's kind of a wonky TV. We have to wait about two minutes after turning it on before it actually comes on. I should really call a representative about that.

It's not yet 11am but I think I have so much more to do. I need to shower, I need to do dishes, clean, laundry, all of this before Will comes home in the afternoon from work. It's weird that he's working this afternoon but I think it's good for me because it gives me time to get everything done. I can't be productive with him here.

That said, I should probably stop wasting my time online and marathoning Ugly Betty on Netflix.
wapiko: (Kuroki Meisa - love meisa)
Things in my life are finally looking up.

I changed jobs. Even though I'm in a temporary position right now, I'm working full-time and I'm fairly confident that I will be a permanent worker with this company by the end of 2012. This is a proper 8:30-5pm office job and I have weekends off for the first time in months.

Finally, I have a purpose. I don't feel guilty for working only 15-20 hour weeks while Will works his butt off cooking at the restaurant, a popular diner chain that many who aren't familiar with mistake for a hotel. I'm going to be able to make enough money to pay my bills, and even buy menial things like tissues, shampoo, paper towels, toiletries. I took all of this for granted until I was unable to buy them.

We have less time together now, unfortunately, but that makes the time we do have sweeter. This has been one of the best weekends I have had this year, if not in the entire time since I've been back from Japan.

Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary. I'm so happy we've made it this long.
wapiko: (Lana Del Rey)
I decided to get a bath and relax with my new bestie, Lana Del Rey, playing from my laptop in our adjoining bedroom.

I love this album so far.

A lot has happened to me, again. It's barely the second month of this year. If this year is anything like January was (a literal wreck), I'm going to die.

I'm attempting to make some pasta using cheese powder leftover from a box of mac & cheese. Hope it turns out okay.
wapiko: cute Chi eating Youhei's pancakes (Chi - I CAN HAZ PANCAKES)
I have been without internet since Monday evening.

I don't know why it happened, but I was able to get it back this morning. I'm not exactly able to afford my own internet yet, so I've been hesitantly borrowing the one open connection around here. I'm kind of holding my breath now, but it seems to be okay. It kicked me off once a few minutes ago but miraculously came back.

I've been pretty bored without it. I've tried to keep busy by reading, watching movies, television (I marathoned S2 of Mad Men), dramas, cleaning...when you have no money, no cable, and no new things happening, I was surprised that even a recluse like me went stir-crazy. Sometimes I'd lie on my living room floor and stare at the ceiling. Pathetic.

I love my apartment still. I started work again too. Not too many hours this week, but we'll see how it goes when school actually starts. I want to get this coming weekend over with.

Pictures maybe later today, but my bathroom still isn't finished. =/ I still need a bathmat that either has strawberries or is red. A tissue box cover wouldn't hurt too, because the blue box I have really clashes.

I straightened my hair by myself for the first time Tuesday night. It took about two hours, and man, do I need a haircut. It's too long and fluffy. I think I'm going to shower before going out today in order to bring the curls back. Maybe after I can afford a haircut I'll start doing it again.
wapiko: (Kylee)
I posted back in May about my desktop sound card going out. Well, a day or two after that post it completely stopped working, which is quite inconvenient for me. The desktop is where I do most of my online work (this includes organizing my files), and I have to have music whenever I'm on the desktop. The last two summers consisted of me plugging the pikoPod in and having at it - organizing my idol folders, organizing my music, redesigning websites, you name it. I was on a roll.

When it stopped working, my productivity went down. Sure, I could just put my earbuds back in my iPod and listen that way, but my iPod is old and has mood swings (which means I can't listen to it at ease, without feeling like it might turn off on me which results in a very unpleasant, loud noise in my earbuds), and half of the time I don't know what I want to listen to. I can't just put it on "shuffle" and skip through the songs I don't want to listen to, because excessive skipping (and volume change) is how it poops out. Additionally, I've been trying to play or weed out the songs not listened to for a year, and the only way I can view the date is when I have iTunes open. What I did as a makeshift replacement was bring down some old, crappy speakers from an old computer and put them on the sides of my monitor and plug that into my iPod, but it's basically just functioning as earbuds then.

In summary, I am a big nerd with my iPod and need it connected to a computer to fully enjoy listening to it.

That said, I've used my laptop for a lot of things, but because I have countless needed files on the desktop (my website files, to name a big one) and no real mouse on the laptop, it becomes a hinderance and in the end, all I've done is watch dramas and go online with it. (I do all my TFL updates on it though, and listen to music then. <3) But I like listening to music best when I am being productive in the web-geek sense.

I've desperately wanted to get out of my design rut and put it on the To-Do list for today, that no matter what I would try to make something new. What I did was plug in the laptop nearby (on top of the barrel we keep the kitty food in actually), plug the iPod in that, and plug in the aforementioned speakers to the laptop, and I'm ready to go again!

I looked through some idol picture BBSs and found a great one of Ueto Aya I think I'll use. I'd wanted to use something from Fukakyon's "25sai" photobook or even Yossi's "Yossui." but...nothing was working. I'm just happy to have something in the works.

(On a side note, as I was going to upload the following screengrab at TinyPic, Sugaya Risako popped up as a recently uploaded one. xD

wapiko: cute Chi eating Youhei's pancakes (Chi - I CAN HAZ PANCAKES)
I was gathering the "Buy this CD!" links for Sheki Music just now and found that the DS game of "Chi's Sweet Home" is nearly half off at YesAsia, making it about $30.

I'm trying to save what little money I have for Chicago, but I've wanted this game since I found out about early this year.

=(

I wish things in my sale post would sell. I suppose I could do better promoting them. xD

(I re-enabled commenting for LJ people on my LJ for DW posts.)
wapiko: (Mariska & Stephanie on set)
I was so looking forward to sleeping in this weekend. Sleep in tomorrow, sleep in Sunday, and for Saturday I'd be okay waking up to an alarm as long as it meant going to Six Flags.

Naturally, my plans became overturned.

Sleeping in tomorrow, yes. Six Flags on Saturday, probably not. Sleeping in Sunday, questionable.

I was called tonight by my cousin asking if I could dog-sit with her Saturday night. It's a bit of a long story, but we'd basically be taking over for her uncle so the uncle could go with my uncle (her stepdad/his brother) and his son (my cousin/her brother) to the lake, because my aunt doesn't trust her husband alone with his own kid on a boat. However, her uncle was supposed to be dogsitting for his relatives. With us taking over for him, he would be free to go to the lake as a "spotter," as my aunt put it.

I love making things more confusing than they really are.

Anyway, it's been established that I have an extremely difficult time turning down family favors. I knew that this would likely mean no sleeping in on Sunday because I'd be staying the night with her at her aunt's place where the dog is. This also meant no Six Flags. However, it did mean we could swim in (or at least tan by) their pool...I thought this over quickly and agreed. I figured I could just bring over my laptop too to continue drama marathoning at night.

My aunt texted me about two hours ago to say that my cousin and I were no longer needed as dog-sitters, so we're back to my original plan.

(^_________________________^)

I'm a little disappointed about not getting to go to the private pool (it must be nice to be wealthy) but I'm looking forward very much so to sleeping in. I still want to go to Six Flags too, so aunt or no aunt, I'm going to ask Mom about it. We've got season passes and have only used them once so far.

I'm so excited to sleep in tomorrow. It feels like it's been weeks. Waking up at 6:40am every morning is taking its toll on me; I'm not used to this kind of schedule. I don't know how I survived high school.
wapiko: (Mukai Osamu - Shinobu)
Tru dat.

On a side note, I started watching The O.C. today. Not entirely sure about the series yet. Damn, Summer's a conceited bitch. I hope Seth gets over his crush on her or she has some character development.

New icon. Hot bitch is Mukai Osamu - I'd like him to wear glasses again in a drama like he did as Mayama-kun~

I have bad fiction addiction.
wapiko: (Fire Sprite)
My mother's purchase of our new high-def television has rekindled my love for movies. I want to watch absolutely everything I own now.

This does not help the amount of cleaning and unpacking I need to be doing this week, especially if the boy is coming to visit. Oh, help me. (=_=)
wapiko: (Kylee)
We've only been going out a little over a week now, but my biggest fear is the day he realizes I'm really not as interesting as he might've thought.

When I think about it, I don't know what's to like about me but I'm hoping he'll continue to see it.
wapiko: (Kylee)
Really happy with life right now.

I'm at home with my loved ones, I've got someone who really likes me, and I can see the cities in the sky again at their best.

When I don't think about what's coming next month, I'm content.
wapiko: (Kylee)
I'm pretty sure my campus has the American equivalent of kogal/ganguro in high numbers, including one of my old suitemates from the dorms. (Her constant Facebook photo updates provide me with this knowledge.)

These girls tan so much I'm surprised the fake sunlight isn't permanently embedded in their skin pigment. Their hair is bleached an incredibly bright blonde, and they wear equally bright (or dark - never neutral) make-up to go with the skimpy outfits they wear around campus. All they really care about is going out every night, getting wasted, and having random sex. (...)

I've never seen a group of people this plastic in my life. I never want to be this fake, but just now I wondered if I had been that way when I entered college, maybe I would've gotten along better with my roommates/suitemates.