Man, you stop working with Photoshop for a few years and any skill you used to have with creating graphics up and dissappears. I suck, haha. At least I can realize that anything beyond the basics is stuff I'll have to relearn. But, for now, what limited abilities I do have, it's fine. It works. I don't need anything over the top anyway.
Surprise tax returns! My return hit my bank pretty damn quick. I didn't file until kinda last minute on the 17th, so I didn't expect it so soon. But, I'm glad it's here. I threw it immediately into my savings, and now I just have to tell myself not to fucking touch that money.
I was discussing it with Logan, and I think once Faire is over with, I want to try and do a day at Disneyland. I haven't been back since they reopened, and I just really want to go again. They're doing away with the two top tier Magic Key passes, the one I had before, I assume because of the whole lawsuit about the no blackout dates and people unable to get the days they want via the new reservation system. So, yeah. I just really need a Disney day, and I'll finally be able to afford it without having to worry about making other bills and such. And who knows, maybe when we go, we can do the whole Club 33 deal, since he's told me he wants to do that with me. Though, I'd be just as happy just going without the Club 33 bonus. I just need my Disneyland fix! So yeah, maybe in June, if there are open dates available. Either that or we wait until October when it'll be cooler. I thought about going for my birthday, but honestly, Disneyland in August just seems like torture to me.
While watching Uncharted together:
It's been such a long weekend. I hurt all over, but I got my pay for the last two weekends, so that makes it worth it. I'm exhausted, totally looking forward to my day off tomorrow.
I got myself some new Helluva Boss merch, mostly just the pins. I really like their pins. I got the jumbo one with Stolas and little Octavia, it's probably my favorite scene with them, the "You Will Be Okay" scene in episode two. The music and the animation, I just love it. I also got a new Moxxie and Millie pin, the guns spin! And three of the Valentine's pins they still had in stock, M&M, Stolas and Octavia, and Stolas and Blitz. At some point I think I'll cave and buy the Stolas and Blitz plushies. But at $30 a piece, I couldn't justify it this time.
I really don't know how this weekend at Faire is going to go. All this week I've been dealing with horrible headaches and nausea, taking to mostly sleeping when it gets to be unbearable. I can't miss anymore days at Faire, but with the way I've been feeling, I don't know if I'll be able to go in this weekend. It's a shit situation. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and do the best I can.
Something to remember:
So, you're mad that I've rated you low. Have I somehow blown your perfect 10 rating? If it annoys you that much, shoot me a message and I'll gladly rerate that profile. Do I promise 10s for everyone? No. But I'll judge you less harshly than I have in the past.
I'm taking a day off from Faire, my back is on fire and I twisted my knee last night as I was walking to my car, and that is a whole lot of pain I may have to see a doctor for. So, it's needed. I hate leaving my team down a person, but I don't think it will be that bad today. Last time when I worked, Easter was a dead day. So hopefully it's like that today as well. It sucks to miss out on a day of pay and tips, but I'm just in a constant state of pain right now that even if I did struggle through it and go in, I wouldn't be any use. So, it's best to take the rest of the week to recoup and go into it next weekend ready to go. I'm gonna stock up on some of my Skywalker, a few puffs of that and the pain is more than manageable. Nick doesn't care if we smoke on the job, just as long as it doesn't impact our work. So I may need to start carrying my vape with me at Faire. But for now, I'm gonna get a little more sleep and then shower and spend the day with my family.
I am exhausted. I got to Faire at 9, didn't get home until 9. It's been a day. And then we were so crowded today that my booth had a mad rush from 11 until 4. That's when we were able to finally get the line under control. It was a lot. But, each of us got $137 in tips for the day, split amongst 6 people, so you can do the math as to how much we got in total and they cashed out tips for the day around 5, so there were still more yet for the last two hours of Faire. Hopefully tomorrow won't be as awful, since it's Easter, but I don't know. I'm just tired. My legs are jello, and even just lying in bed hurts. Haha. But, I did get to see a friend today, we got to talk for a few before I had to help customers. So, that was a nice surprise. Once my clothes are in the dryer, I'm knocking out for the night. So sleepy.
I feel less ready for this weekend and Faire. I thought my voice was just hoarse from all the yelling I had to do at the booth, but I woke up this morning feeling like shit. Depending on how I feel tonight, I may wind up texting Nick and either skipping Saturday or the whole weekend. I don't want to get anyone sick, considering we don't wear masks and I'm around their food. I'm sure he would understand. While I'd miss en entire weekend of tips and pay, I feel it would be the best thing in the long run. But, we'll see. As I said, it really depends on how I'm feeling later tonight. That'll be a pretty good indicator as to how I'll feel in the morning. Who knows, maybe I just need to sleep with another blanket and shut my bedroom window before I go to sleep since it's been on the colder side.
I finally sat down and watched the new Halo series. It... It was not good. I had low expectations going in, but damn, it didn't even meet that low bar. I've been a fan of Halo for years, though I did fall off that bandwagon with Guardians and I have yet to touch Infinite. However, I understand that good ol' 117 himself isn't that deep a character in the games, so building off an entire Halo television series with that cardboard cutout insert that he is... It just doesn't work. As a fan, the show is disappointing, but it's made for the fans, obviously. It's made for people who know who Chief is, who think he's the most badass character to stomp around alien worlds, shooting those aliens in the face as he goes. But... He's not, it's not. So, as a real character, he's pretty bland. Even the books have trouble making him more than just a dude who shoots things in their faces, and I've read a good majority of the Halo books... But yeah, the show is just not for me, I guess. Which is weird, because I am/was a Halo fan, so you think it would be for me. I don't know, it's weird. I've looked forward to a Halo series for years, but the final product just doesn't deliver. And it's not like I don't like seeing live-action Halo properties, I do. I loved the movie Forward Unto Dawn. But, that had very little Cheif in it, I suppose. He doesn't show up until the end. For an adaptation, the series just isn't good. And I understand not every game adaptation can be The Witcher or Castlevania (both have their own issues, but they are leagues better than this Halo shit), but... It's like they didn't even try. And that's disappointing.
have you ever played Halo 1 on pc when it was in beta and launched into Xbox One Series?
I don't do PC gaming, so no. I've only ever played Halo games on Xbox consoles. Though, I can't imagine playing it on PC is any different than playing it on the original Xbox or on a 360, the One, or the Series X.
Yeah the graphics are allot lower and more flat and everything you just got red vs blue teams for muliti player I still have the original case for it I honestly love the halo Series
on TV they also got the halo books about master chief heading off to different planets made by a famous author its a bit different from the video game series though
Yes... If you read my entry you'd see that I stated that I've read most of the Halo books. Like, 95% of them. So, I'm aware. As for the show, I'm glad you enjoy it, but in my opinion, as someone who's loved Halo for so long, it's garbage. I know I'm not the only one who's said as much about it.
I was doing the math, and if we continue making the same amount in tips that we did this first weekend of Faire, on top of my hourly pay, I'll come out of these seven weeks with over three grand. Which is pretty amazing for a limited weekend gig. And this time I don't have to make any big payments like I did in 2019. I had a speeding ticket and had to rent a bodice and eventually buy a whole costume, which cost me about a grand all together. Plus, where I worked, I didn't bring in the kind of tips I do at the fish and chips stall. The pain and exhaustion and inability to spend weekends with Logan will all be worth it for that alone. I think next weekend I am going to do a little shopping around Faire. I want to get something nice for my mom for mother's day, and I want to get the family some of those amazing caramels I got last time for them to have at Easter since I won't actually be able to be there in person. So I think I'll wander around when I get off, assuming I can get off at 6 and not 7 again. If I get off at 6, it gives me an hour to look around before Faire closes. If not, I'll talk to Nick and see if I can get an hour or two during the day when we aren't swamped with people to get some stuff.
Opening weekend at Faire is officially done. And, I made a couple hundred just in tips alone, so that's pretty awesome. There are now only six more weekends, and I'm ready. Yesterday was a bit of a nightmare, I nearly passed out at one point. One, I hadn't eaten anything, two, I work in a wooden box that houses 4 fryers, so that makes it incredibly hot on its own, but it was also like, nearly a hundred degrees, so that was bad, and three, I tied my bodice way too tight which made breathing somewhat difficult. But, after I sat down for a few, had some ice water, and loosened my bodice, I was okay. Today was much better due to it being overcast and around 70 degrees. Though, I did have to stay late today due to my boss leaving early and the other cashier just bouncing at 6. All in all, it was a wonderful opening weekend. It took a day to get used to things again, last night I knocked out around 9, but today I'm doing okay. My feet are sore, but that's what happens when you're standing on a hard surface for 8 hours a day. Tomorrow is my one day off in the week, so I'm just going to be super lazy and lounge in bed all day. Stay off my feet if I can, and just relax completely after the long weekend I had. But, it's worth it. Faire is always worth it. Today one of my patrons also gave me this cute little line of glass beads on a piece of wire with a little key and old fashioned looking coin at the end to clip onto my belt. These things at Faire can easily cost $10-15, depending on the seller, so it was an amazing tip. And I didn't have to split it with anyone, it was all mine.
Tonight was the first time I tried on my complete Renfaire look. That was very stupid of me, all things considered, but I just never got around to putting everything together and on until now. And holy fuck, the way it feels to be dressed up in my garb again. It's honestly unexplainable, it's just excitement and pleasure, and feeling like I'm home. And then some. I'm so stoked to be working it again.
Looks like I'm working Faire after all. I messaged Lisa on Monday, inquiring if the position was still open. She finally got back to me yesterday letting me know that it was, but that a friend of hers who owns the fish and chips stall was also looking for someone to work, and I'd make more money and better tips if I worked there.so,since I'm partially working Faire for the extra cash, it seemed like the best choice to go for where I'd make more money. The owner got in touch with me today and we arranged a meet up after I get off from me day job, just so I can fill out the necessary paperwork and have a look around. I know the Faire setup pretty well, it very rarely ever changes, so it's not like I need a total walk though the area, but a refresher is always nice since it has been two years, and I'll need to learn the menu, since it far more extensive than the three item menu at the tri-tip booth. They do sushi and traditional fish and chips at the new stall. So, there's quite a bit to know. Anyway, I'm aggrivated by the utter lack of professionalism and the waiting until the last possible minute to respond to me, (Faire starts tomorrow), but at least the money I put into new garb won't be wasted.
Rather unfortunate, but it is what it is. I won't be working Faire this year. I contacted Lisa about working back in March, and she had said she needed one more, so I offered, but then I never heard back from her. And, I sent het a text yesterday, inquiring about if the position was still open, and radio silence. Considering Faire starts Saturday, it's safe to say I don't have the job. It makes me sad, I put a lot of money into getting new garb and I was really excited at the prospect of working it again. Oh well. Guess if I go, I go as a guest this time.
Sleep, I find, is far more difficult to come by when I am not next to him. When I sleep next to him, it's so easy, it's so peaceful, I get a full, restful night's sleep. When I'm back home, alone, I struggle to get to sleep and then to stay asleep. It's torture. They are right when they say you sleep better next to the person you love. Plus, it's such a comfort to fall asleep in his embrace, to wake up snuggled up next to him, his arm around me.
Fuck, I miss him already. I still don't know if I'm working Faire, if I don't hear from Lisa by well, today, I'm going to try and contact her tomorrow. I need a definitive answer so i can adjust my schedule as needed. But, if I do wind up working, I don't know how I'm going to survive not seeing him for two whole months. With the way my work schedule would be, I'd only have Mondays off, and that time I'm just going to use to recoup from the week prior, because fun as working Faire is, it's tiring and it can take a lot out of me. At least this time I'm not working a full 7 days a week again. That was hell. But, given that it would only be Monday that I have off, it wouldn't be possible to see him. He has his own job, and Monday evenings he spends with his daughter. So... It would be two months without seeing one another. I don't know how I'll survive that. Only seeing him every other weekend right now is hard enough.
Gas is $6.15 out here... I am not looking forward to using half my tank to get to and from Hidden Hills this weekend. I mean, I'm super stoked to spend time with Logan, but fuck, half a tank...
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