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Aug. 3rd, 2009

Family just shrunk...

So you all know about how my step-sister skipped town and is back in Alaska... My step-dad just followed suit. He's not in Alaska though, but moving in with his son in Bellingham/Ferndale.

He was convinced by his daughter and his son that he wasn't happy here and that my mom was controlling his life. There were some trust issues in the past, he used to be a heavy drug addict, especially to heroin. He beat that several years ago and stayed clean, but recently he got back into the practice of smoking pot.

I don't criminalize pot smokers, it's not my job. I don't think it's morally or socially wrong but when you make a promise to someone to stay clean, I think you should expect that person to get royally pissed when you break it and start lighting up.

Because of that, though it happened several months ago, the rift of trust has deepened and he never did anything to really try and repair it. He never spoke up, would keep things to himself. This weekend when my mom was away with my other sister, he was gone most the weekend. The excuses he kept giving me for leaving were bullshit, I could tell. Who goes for ice cream at 9pm at their other step-daughter's place (he has a lot of kids) and doesn't come home until 9am the next morning?

When mom returned home, the truth came out. He had been planning on moving in with his step-son. He had already made a damage deposit on a place.

He's gone right now. I'm gonna miss him and I do love him. He was a much better father than my own. Makes it hard to believe that he wouldn't see where he was going and is in a worse place now.

Jun. 30th, 2009

No new job. :

No new job for me, but I did get something good out of it. I got good exposure from the people able to make decisions at my company. I was just a little lacking in the XP department but they really liked me and loved that I was so eager to step up, that I made a good case for myself despite being one of the less qualified people applying.

They also let me know that a back office job might be a good fit for me (which would also be an awesome fit in my mind too). Oh well, back to being a teller for now, let's see what happens in the next few months... :3

Pretty much, they needed someone with a bit more managerial XP.  Too bad they didn't go with me, I could've kicked butt.  Really and truly. :3

Jun. 17th, 2009

inFamous, Hospital, and more?

Stopped by the hospital tonight to visit my dad.  He was asleep when I went in so I left him be.  I wrote a note and put it on bedside table letting him know I was there.  He's looking better than I've seen him in awhile.  I think it might be because they shaved his face finally (or maybe he did).  Apparently it was a doctor's error that put him in kidney failure mode in the first place.  His doc prescribed too much of some meds that he shouldn't of...  Dunno where that road will take us, should anyone choose to pursue it.

Picked up inFamous on my way home because it's been some time since my last new vidya game.  The demo was great fun and the game itself doesn't disappoint.  It's not fair sometimes how all the Reapers gang up on ya all at once.  They just come outta nowhere, seriously..  I'm still wondering how all the Conduits got their powers at this point too but I bet I'll learn more later on.  I'm still pretty damn early in the story, or at least I think so!

Also, I did submit my letter of intent for the new position at work.  They'll be starting the interview process over the next couple of weeks.  I'm gonna make sure my suit is in good shape, just in case I have to call on it in my time of need!  Here's hoping it all goes well. :3

Oh!  Also I'm going to be training another teller here in a little bit.  This time they won't be going through teller training first so it'll be up to me to show them EVERYTHING there is to know to be a teller.  Starting from the core fundamentals to the big stuff.  Well... hopefully.

Jun. 16th, 2009

My Dad is in Intensive Care

My dad was rushed to the hospital today.  His kidneys failed and he is currently in Intensive Care.  I haven't heard any news about him yet since he checked in.  No news is good news I guess.

I'm probably going to visit him tomorrow...  I hate the guy but I don't want him to die.

Update:  Got word that he can go to the bathroom now.  I'm not a doctor but that seems like a good sign for your kidneys.

Hopefully a change of scenery!

I've applied for a new position here at work today.  There was an opening at the Birchwood branch for an Assistant Manager.  I put in my letter of intent to the required peoples and I'm hoping I make it.  I don't know who I'm up against but I DO think I'd be capable enough to manage a branch, especially Birchwood considering it's not one of the more busy ones (whereas the one I work at IS one of the busiest). 

If I get the job, I'll probably be making enough to move out of my home here, which would be a marked improvement.  I might stay at home for a bit longer, preferrably to build up some savings and pay back a few people whom I still owe money (those people know who they are).

Anyway, wish me luck! 

Jun. 15th, 2009

Over Due Update!

Wow, talk about neglecting this thing...

So anyway, where to begin.  Dealing with a lot of drama IRL.  My family is proving to be pretty bat shit insane.  Thankfully it doesn't seem to be contagious, yet.  What do I mean?  Well.... let's begin a magical journey!  *flashbackrippleeffect*

Younger brother says he's gonna kill himself when he's not allowed to go see X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which was not a very good movie anyway) because he stayed home from school that day.  Tries to bash his head open on several walls and is taken to the ER because he made the big suicide threat. 

Fast forward to last week, my step sister claims downing a bottle full of her prescription meds and then calls 911 dispatch to get her.  She is rushed to the ER, sedated and kept closely monitored.  Turns out she didn't really down all her pills, she did it for the attention and to distract her step dad from talking to her about skipping work to hang out with friends.  Also found out she's been smoking and purposely keeping herself sick. She had stopped taking ALL her pills and the prescription antibiotics to treat her strep.  She's REALLY grounded.

Then the next night, my older half brother finally snaps and starts to tear his apartment apart.  His girlfriend had been beating him and finally it seemed to sink in.  Instead of doing the smart thing and reporting her bitch ass, he started punching holes in the wall.  His landlord called the police and he went to jail overnight for malicious mischief.  Good thing to come out of this is that there's now a police sanctioned restraining order between him and her, which is great because it should give his shiner sometime to heal first.

In good news, we found a new kitten under our porch.  Her name is Widget and she's a couple weeks old (I'd wager).  Very adorable and very sweet.  We originally wanted to give her up (since we had 6 cats already) but I don't think she's going anywhere at this point.

Been spending a ton of time down south with friends.  I kinda keep wishing I'd stay home one of these weekends but it just never seems to turn out that way.  Oh well, ONE OF THESE DAYS!  ONE OF THESE DAYS!

Jun. 9th, 2009


Stolen from the coolest cyborg husky around!

1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone comments you and asks— and, believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems.

Kissed any one of your LiveJournal friends? — yes
Been arrested? — no
Kissed someone you didn't like? — yes
Slept in until 5 PM? — no
Fallen asleep at work/school? — no
Held a snake? — yes
Ran a red light? — yes
Been suspended from school? — no
Experienced love at first sight? — yes
Totaled your car in an accident? — no
Been fired from a job? — no
Fired somebody? — no
Sung karaoke? — no
Pointed a gun at someone? — no
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — no
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — yes
Kissed in the rain? — no
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — yes
Saw someone die? — no
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — no
Smoked a cigar? — yes
Sat on a rooftop? — yes
Smuggled something into another country? — yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? — no
Broken a bone? — no
Skipped school? — yes
Eaten a bug? — no
Sleepwalked? — no
Walked on a moonlit beach? — yes
Ridden a motorcycle? — yes
Dumped someone? — yes
Forgotten your anniversary? — no
Lied to avoid a ticket? — no
Ridden in a helicopter? — no
Shaved your head? — no
Blacked out from drinking? — no
Played a prank on someone? — yes
Hit a home run? — no
Felt like killing someone? — no
Cross-dressed? — yes
Been falling-down drunk? — yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — yes
Eaten snake? — no
Marched/Protested? — yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — no
Puked on an amusement ride? — no
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — yes
Knitted? — no
Been on TV? — yes
Shot a gun? — yes
Skinny-dipped? — yes
Given someone stitches? — no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? — no
Ridden a surfboard? — no
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — yes
Had surgery? — no
Streaked? — yes
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — no
Tripped on mushrooms? — no
Passed out when NOT drinking? — no
Peed on a bush? — yes
Donated Blood? — yes
Grabbed electric fence? — yes
Eaten alligator meat? -- no
Eaten cheesecake? — yes
Killed an animal when not hunting? — no
Peed your pants in public? — no
Snuck into a movie without paying? - no
Written graffiti? — no
Still love someone you shouldn't? — yes
Think about the future? — yes
Been in handcuffs? — no
Believe in love? — yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — yes

May. 19th, 2009

Home from AFF

Just woke up after getting home from AFF.  I'll do a better post later, but I had a good time.  That'll sum it up quite well for now.  All in all, hoping Rainfurrest is WAAAAAY better though.

May. 3rd, 2009

Looking for a record player/turntable?

Does anyone have one that I might be able to have or purchase? :3

Preferably somebody local, but I'm reachin' out!

Mar. 30th, 2009

Had a horrible night...

But I have to keep my chin up.

My mom bought a brand new car yesterday.  A new 2009 Hyundai Sonata.  When I got home, I took it for a drive, I was just going around the block. Wasn't gonna be for more than 4 miles or so.

As I'm driving it, everything is going fine.  Then as I turn onto Smith, I feel a small shutter or wobble.  I don't think anything of it really until a bit more down the road and I feel the car leap, as if the tire blew, and the car swerves into a car parked on the side of the road.

My mom's new car is undrivable.  The transmission froze up and the front passenger side crumpled (as it should).  Thankfully no airbags were deployed.  I'm a little shaken by the whole thing, but mostly I can't help but feel bad for my mom.

I remember when I had my 240SX stolen before I had even made a payment on it and how much that pissed me off and made me sad.  This has to feel so much much worse...

I'm gonna deal with insurance companies and the like.  Because it was the tire, we've contacted the dealer and are going to work with them as well.  The tires were covered by a warranty with Michelin.  Hopefully they'll pay up.

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