I've been sick for the last handful of days, and as such, I've been watching movies and stuff when not sleeping. I binged all the Jurassic Park/World movies, finishing Fallen Kingdom today. As stupid as they are, and they are plenty stupid, they hold a special place in my heart. I saw Jurassic Park in theaters when I was like, six. So, I grew up with these films. And considering the visual effects for Jurassic Park still hold up nearly 30 years later, that's something. I'm super stoked for the last film to come out. It's what I've always wanted in a dinosaur movie. Dinosaurs in the real world, interacting with humans outside of just an island. We got the smallest taste of that with The Lost World, but that was one T-Rex let lose in San Diego for a short period of time before it was recaptured and sent back to whichever island (Nublar, I think) No, I want fucking chaos! It's a dinosaur movie, go all out with it! So, I'm hoping that's what Dominion is. I don't know, maybe I'm asking for too much? I just want carnage, I want gore, I want dinosaurs to massacre people by the hundreds. I want people to see the folly in trying to play God and just be fucking wiped out. But yeah, doubt I'll get all that. And, since it's to be the last film in the franchise (so they say, anyway), I'm sure it'll all be wrapped up nicely. But, I can wish.
I'm honestly curious to know how people get through life not knowing the difference or how to spell words. Did you never have to write anything in school? Do you not have to write things that other people read for your career? Like, I legitimately want to know how you get by in life thinking a lot and allot are interchangeable, how you don't know the correct version of your or you're or two, to, and too to use. If someone could enlighten me on how someone can be fine going through life writing like a fucking moron, I'd love to know.
Well, the day I've been dreading with Logan is coming up this coming weekend. He's going to meet some of my family. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my family immensely and they are absolutely my rock. But... That doesn't mean I'm super excited for them to meet my still newish boyfriend. But, he's been asking me for a while, and I've already met his mom and her husband and their two youngest daughters, so it's really my turn. So, to ease him into it because my mom's family can be a lot if you're not prepared, I'm going to have him meet my mom and maybe my dad on Saturday at a nice dinner, then on Sunday he'll meet my Aunts Su and Stacy and maybe a few of my cousins, I'm not sure. But definitely my aunts. So yeah... I get to dread about this the whole week. Yay.
So, I've gotten pretty much everything for my Ren Faire garb ordered. I'm just missing a good bodice. I'm holding off on that because a good one that's reversable with steel boning can cost upwards of $300. So, I've been hesitant on ordering one. Worst case scenario, if I get the job, I can always rent a bodice for the first weekend, and then maybe see what's available at Faire itself. I know a lot of the stalls and I've looked at their Etsy stores and websites and such, but it would be easier just to do it all in person if I'm dropping that kind of money on something. The skirts, the tops, those aren't as big a deal if I get them wrong. If they're too big, those are easy fixes. But, you don't want to get a bodice that's too big, it won't sit right. It should, in all retrospect, fit you like a glove with proper measurements. Something made smaller can work, since you lace it up anyway, so there is some wiggle room. But if it's too big, you can't really fix that. So, I don't know. But, I got everything else. Four new skirts, two gauze over skirts and two pretty hefty cotton underskirts, two new chemises, a new leather belt, a pair of skirt hikes, two leather pouches, a tankard strap, and I found an absolute steal on two vintage pewter pint tankards that fit the look perfectly, as well as a little dangly bead decoration to put on the handle of whichever tankard I use. So, everything's coming along nicely. It's just that bodice. It would be easiest to just order one from Etsy, but I'm just super hesitant about it. The ones at Faire aren't made especially well, and if they are, they are crazy expensive because it's Faire. But... I am just so paranoid about getting something wrong on the measurements and wasting all that money.
While things are still pretty darn wonderful with Logan and I, we've had to come to a decision. He usually has his daughter every other weekend, and we've made that work by just spending late Sunday/early Monday together. But, with the price of gas going the way it is, we've decided that it's really not worth the drive just to spend less than 24 hours together. It's also unfair to me to constantly be driving out to Hidden Hills from where I live. That 146 miles each weekend really adds up. So, we aren't going to see each other this weekend while he has Mina, but I'm going to see about getting a nice hotel room for the whole of next weekend for us. And he'll be driving out here. While gas is pushing like $7 for premium (because of course he needs premium) it's expensive, but again, only fair. I've driven out there every weekend pretty much since we got together. He can manage coming out this way once. I hate not being able to get even the small amount of time with him I'd normally get on the weekends he has his daughter, but it's just not ready sustainable right now. I sure as fuck can't afford losing half a tank just to get to and from his place every weekend. The situation is super shitty right now, but it's just something we have to deal with. Hopefully it isn't for long, but with the state of the world, who the fuck knows. I only know gas is likely to get far more expensive in the coming months.
Still no word on my lost package. I had given it a few days in the hopes that it might show up by some miracle. But, nope. So, tomorrow, when the mail carrier comes, I'm going to have a word with them, see if we can't figure out what's happened. If it went to someone else, I'll see if I can get that information and get my stuff back. Like i said, it's $300 worth of Ren Faire garb, and it really upsets me that for the first time, with such an important package, it just goes missing. I got another two deliveries no problem, but the big one, it's still MIA and I want to know what happened to it. The seller no longer has the items in stock, I sent her a message and asked about it, so it would just be a refund. But... I don't want a refund, I want the items I ordered and paid for. It's just an aggrivating situation.
Well, I'm pissed. One of my packages containing some of my Ren Faire garb says it's been delivered, but I haven't actually received it. I checked my mailbox, a key was left for one of the larger parcel boxes, checked the one I had the key for, nothing. I'm fucking livid. Check out front thinking they left it on the proch, nothing. This is nearly $300 worth of gear that has just up and gone fucking missing. So now I have to get in contact with the USPS and figure out where the fuck my clothing is and why it wasn't left where it should have been left. Fair is in a month and I wanted to make sure I had all my stuff before then so I could make any needed adjustments. But now I have to deal with the postal service and they aren't the quickest to get shit done. I don't know if I'll even get my package or if it was delivered to someone else who just doesn't care to get it to me. I don't know if they'll honor a claim and I'll probably have to spend another $300 before they do to reorder what I had already ordered, hope to God the seller still has stock, because she was low when I placed my order and Faire season is already upon us in other places. It's a whole fucking thing now. I am not happy.
Pretty sure I'm getting sick, I've begun coughing a lot, and I can feel the tickling in the back of my throat. This tends to happen whenever the weather changes from one extreme to another, without fail. And since it's getting super hot in SoCal from the cool temperatures, it was really only a matter of time. But, it's unfortunate timing because I have work, and then I'm seeing Logan this weekend, which I just can't miss. I won't go a third week without seeing him. Ugh. Guess I'm going to down some medication when I get home and just try to sleep as much as possible. Hopefully this doesn't cut into my work week.
Welp... That happened...