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Jun. 27th, 2011

Laocoon's Children: Hufflepuff Armaggedd

PIMPAGE OVER HERE! <3333333333

Go join throneland a Game Of Thrones challenge community. Here you apply for a team either, Team Stark, Team Lannister or Team Targaryen.
apply for your team here
make sure you read the rules.

I really love land comms because they build a sense of community into a trivia/graphics competition in a fandom. It's an awesome way to meet LJ users with similar interests. Like Game of Thrones (TV series or book)? Then try Throneland, and let them know Oligomer referred you!

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May. 14th, 2011


Why do I even bother with a blog?

Same question, different day.

Why do I bother to keep this thing? It makes reading my flist incredibly easy, but fewer people are updating. I used to be able to check it 2-4 times a day, and have new updates to read each time, but it has become increasingly less active, which in turn, makes me increasingly unmotivated to post.

Does anyone actually check their flist regularly besides me???

I don't expect regular comments (really, I don't. My posts are dull, and comments on my self-pity and drama are truly not expected); but knowing you read/check your blog with some regularity incourages me to post, as I will not be posting to the great vast unknown internets at large.

Much love, vast space of nothingness.

Nov. 28th, 2010


A glove that hates you like a firey beast from hell

That's right. My skin, that protective barrier of goodness, HATES ME. It's ridiculous. I switched to a Neutrogena face wash (Oil-free redness calming acne wash) from another Neutrogena face wash (pink grapefruit ftw!). Over the last 4 days of use, what has happened? My face has dried out and IS PEELING OFF! Ewwwwww! Ok, ok, so it isn't quite that bad, but it is flaky and visible and feels gross. My upper lip is even effected!

Obviously, I am no longer using it, because I am not that ignorant. Applying Clinque's Moisture Surge isn't helping as quickly as it normally does, and so I feel gross and itchy. Not to mention that I have what look like tiny bug bites (!!) on the small of my back and on my arms. What can I say? My skin HATES ME.

I only wish I knew what caused it. Bleh. I don't think I have any problems with Salicylic Acid, I've used it before? Bleh again.

Nov. 24th, 2010

Laocoon&#39;s Children: Hufflepuff Armaggedd

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I have a wedding to attend in 6 weeks as a bridesmaid. I'm already worried about how I'll fit into the dress...And then I ate a 1100 calorie dinner-breakfast.

Thank you Bugerville for putting calorie counts on the recipes. I really didn't need to know that the amazing delicious breakfast burrito with hashbrowns and OJ was that extreme in it's calorie. No, no I didn't.

(I still ate it all, bringing my daily total to 1900. I walked to work vs. biking or driving, so I think I earned it.)

Oh! Forgot to say, yes, Portland did get snow yesterday, but not as much as was expected. It was still 20 degrees outside the last 2 nights at work; worse, it was 23 degrees inside the building. I had my personal heater on me when I was sitting (which was not helping).

If you find yourself working in a unheated building, this is the wardrobe I suggest you adopt. The last 3 winters I have learned much about staying warm.

-Under layer: Fitted Under Armor pant and shirt, as skin tight as possible. (Ladies, shave before, lotion and talc-free baby powder for all to keep from being itchy)

-Legs: Properly fitting fleece-lined jeans (Carhartt makes some awesome ones!), Optional: warm-ups or sweats over.

-Torso: fitted t-shirt over the undershirt, fitted sweater over (meaning not baggy, doesn't need to be skin tight, cropped ski jacket or fleece over that.

-Head and hands: Fingerless gloves or "glommits", a hat that covers your ears, or a scarf wrapped over the top of your head before going around the neck (tuck it in to prevent it getting stuck in machines, if this is a hazard for you like it is for me)

I promise, you will be able to move if nothing is clunky or baggy. Mobility is important to my job!

Nov. 18th, 2010

Laocoon&#39;s Children: Hufflepuff Armaggedd

Another one?

I win! Until payday (tomorrow), I have $20 in my name due to the sudden lack of OT, and a mistake that cost me more that the check was worth with the bank (I cashed a postdated check in the ATM; it was for $19.50, the fee was $20, it was only 1 day ahead!! Still haven't gotten that back yet). So, in need of food, I hit the grocery store produce section, and the grocery outlet. People, I spent barely over $5. And I rocked it!

Items obtained for $5:

-2 14 oz cans of low sodium diced tomatoes (0.25 per)
-1 can of olives ($1)
-2 green bell peppers (.56 each)
-1 white onion (.40)
-1 bulb of garlic (.25)
-1 bunch of green peppers (.30)
-1 cucumber(.40)
-1 lb penne ($0.76)
-1 head of red lettuce (.75)

Come on, that is a huge meal! A salad and penne in homemade marinara sauce with olives? Mmmmmm, gonna eat so good for the next 3 days. Grocery outlet stores rock!

It's supposed to snow this weekend; I doubt it'll stick, but tomorrow is also supposed to be the first time we dip below 32. I've already prepped my long johns and underarmor under-layers for tonight!

(BTW: I'm trying to get into the habit of posting again, and will overshare like mad woah to do so. Please forgive long, over-personal posts for this reason)

Nov. 17th, 2010


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Am so exhausted it's so not funny. Had an excellent wake up call, but it was, in the end, in vain. For I am back to bed so I have energy enough to go to work.

Considering moving back to NC, but I like my life here, minus the job. If I could relocated 4 people with me, I'd definitely do it. The parents, the grandmother, and the boyfriend. Though it's a bit early to be quite that serious.

To be honest, I don't know where things are going with the relationship. He is so unused to relationships, it shows, painfully so, in many places. I'd say he's had 1-2 serious girlfriends. I'd like to think that, as he's 27, that he's had more than that for sexual partners, but I really don't care so much about that. The girlfriends, I do care about. Because at least one of them had him very well trained to be less assertive than I'm used to, and it's disorientating, to say the least. It's normally me saying, oh, that should be fine. No issues have come up so far that he's actually put his wants above mine, which makes me nervous. I have no proof that he'd stand up for something he cares about.

Though, based on his interactions with his roommate, I'd say he is considerate and able to work as a team when it's needed...Hopefully, he's taking the same stance towards a relationship. Otherwise, this is not going to work.

Nov. 16th, 2010


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Oh, wait, can it be?? Oh yes, it is indeed--A POST!

Now part of your balanced breakfast.

Has anyone else read the last few weeks of Questionable Content? I LOVED last weeks Marigold/Tai interactions on HP Slash (can't imagine why), but today's just makes me wanna cry...

(Though Marten is right to be upset and stand up for himself, though it is over a silly thing.)

Nov. 15th, 2010

Laocoon&#39;s Children: Hufflepuff Armaggedd

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Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

11 Ukiyo-e, 6 Islamic, 1 Impressionist, -19 Cubist, -9 Abstract and 3 Renaissance!

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.

People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

This is going to sound odd, but I really think this quick little quiz with few options has put the basics of my personality in a nutshell. Wow. Though I'm sure it's because of the language used and all that, still very interesting. Especially considering my taste for (Japanese) manga... I bought and framed a wood block print for my living room, too...If only I could take to heart Japanese traditions when it comes to cleanliness.

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I know, I know, it's been a long time since an update. I also know that the last one was more than a bit pathetic. Gulp. Be gentle on me please!

Basically, it comes down to the fact that things are a bit hectic. I don't even pretend to do my homework any more, because it takes all my effort just to attend class. My diet (not for weight loss, just general eating type diet) has gone down the drain. I barely do any regular excersises, forget a workout. Since being promoted to my demoted position, I have a crap load of responsibility, but no physical aspect to my work. My tummy pouch and reduced upper body strength are tribute to that.

Graveyard is like this, though, I find for many people. Graveyard is the bane of the body's natural sleeping pattern. I called in sick yesterday, not only because I am sick (which my non-stop pounding headache and body aches and mild fever can attest to), but also because I am simply tired. It's like, I sleep and I sleep but I cannot get enough energy to do anything. No, I don't think I'm depressed. This happened before, a little later in terms of length working graveyard, but it did happen. Unless I am exhausted, I cannot achieve a deep sleep during the day. It turns you into a zombie.

All I can do about it is hope either,

a) my co-workers in day and swing shifts are fired, and therefore I can have dayshift (the guy on days has the least amount of seniority, and is there so our manager can personally supervise him, and the gal on swing has the most, and covets day shift). It has been threatened before, so I can still dream, right? Though I really don't want them in a position of difficulty...

b) Take a demotion and go back to running a machine. Did I mentioned I HATE BEING A MACHINE OPERATOR?!?!?! Guh! I'll go back to packing again, but that's like, a triple demotion, and a dollar less in pay. At least I have some chance of maybe making over $11/hr in this position. One day...soon...maybe? A girl can dream, right?

c) I can find a day shift job making the same amount somewhere else. Again, a girl can dream, right?

Obviously, c is what I am looking for. I'll work weekends, I'll work odd shifts, 12s or 10s, just let me make $1500/mo after taxes, and I'll be good. How can that be that difficult?

This is where I am right now. It is not a happy place.

Oct. 17th, 2010

Laocoon&#39;s Children: Hufflepuff Armaggedd

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Wooohoo! Life! I think my visitor can now collaborate with the fact that I do not have much time to myself, and I didn't even work on my homework while she was here! Guh. That's all for now.

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