It was a really good weekend. I wasn't really able to sleep in on Saturday, my body was like you need to get up at 5, then 7, then 8 and 9 and 10. There was no going back to sleep. Sunday was a little better, slept in until around 11, but even then, my body was like, get up and go do something. I'm not comfortable just staying in all day anymore. I'd say I need to get acclimated to the whole not working every weekend, therefore I don't need to be out the door and doing something, but I kinda like being out and about. Well, for a limited time. Then people and drivers get the best of me and I'm done. But, Logan and I had a good weekend. We saw The Little Mermaid on Saturday, and I loved it. The Little Mermaid was the first movie I ever saw in theaters, and it's always been right up there with Beauty and the Beast and Oliver and Company as far as favorite Disney moves go. It was a really good update to the story, though I wasn't too fond of some of the new songs, and while I think Melissa McCarthy did a good job as Ursula, she did lack that oomph! that Pat Caroll originally brought to the role. Though, she did really well on Poor Unfortunate Souls. And Halle Bailey did an amazing job as Ariel. There are points where she sounded just like Jodi Benson. I like the updates they did to the actual story as well. Now it can't really be argued that she was helpless and gave her life up for a boy. She saves herself in the new version. Yeah, there are things I didn't much care for, things I wouldn't have changed the way they did, but I have to remember, this movie wasn't made for me. It was made for an entirely new generation of boys and girls. And, man, there were a lot of happy kids. On Saturday we went to a 10:30 PM showing, because I figured there wouldn't be many children. But I was wrong. And they enjoyed it. And I took my mom to a noon showing today and man, the kids loved it. That's what people forget when they bitch about the fictional mermaid being black or the whole "woke" nonsense. These movies, while the originals may be held near and dear to our adult hearts, they are made for a new generation to love and cherish. And those kids really seem to love it. So, win for Disney. Of all their updated movies, this one has to be my favorite.
But yeah, it was a good weekend. This week I've got applications to put in. My aunt told my mom that her place is hiring, so I'll put in an application with them tomorrow along with Disneyland and such. Trevor tells me Disney's always hiring, and the perks are pretty awesome. But, we shall see what's in the cards for me.
It's rather strange to me that I'm not getting my things together and ready for Faire for the weekend. I miss it. Though, don't get me wrong, I'm ecstatic to finally get an entire weekend with Logan again. There's no more having to go to bed and wake up early, no more having to drive to the Santa Fe Dam, no more having to be on my feet for 7 or 8 hours a day or dealing with people, he no longer has to spend a lot of money waiting for me to get off work, to drive me back to the house, and, most importantly, no more having to leave on Sunday morning. We get to sleep in together, spend time together. I've missed that. We're gonna go see The Little Mermaid at some point this weekend, but outside of that, I think the plan is just to stay in and do nothing together. It'll be nice. I still miss Faire, miss my coworkers, but I'm looking forward to getting back to normal.
Do you want to know why I rated your profile a 1? It's the same reason I rate all your profiles a 1, why I rate your daughter's profiles a 1. It's because I'm tired of your bullshit, and rating is the way I can show it. So, yeah, you get a 1. Every profile tied to you will get a 1. Enjoy.
okay then whatever floats your boat Lady I don't give two shits about t your thoughts about me or my kid :) I am allowed to say what I want in my journal I did not even state names but you assume is all about you. LOL
You cared enough to bitch about it and to comment here. And, really, complaining about the admin who rated you a 1, yeah, so mysterious. Actions have consequences, my dear. I hope you enjoy yours.
Well I do enjoy it cause Really is just a dam number lol rate how you see your self opinion about me.
I dont hate you but you can hate me :) I have no emotions tied to this website,
You tried, you really did. Unfortunately you lack the ability to speak sense, and I'm not going to try and figure out your punctuation-less yammering. Blocked.
O.0 Gosh... see it's never ending. *shakes head* You rate as you wish, as we all do.
I really tried to be a responsible adult, I swear! But then I went and bought tickets to see Stevie Nicks in December for Logan and I. To be fair, I've wanted to see her live since I was young, and this is one of my dream artists to see in concert, so totally worth the money. The seats aren't the best, but I think they should be pretty good. I've never been to the Kia Forum, so I have no idea what the seating situation is like outside of the chart on Ticketmaster, but for the price, they should be good... Fuck, I'm so stoked and need December 2nd to get here, like, now!
One more item of your bucket list
Have a blast- this is a life moment. :)
I will not be trading the account that wormed it's way into my House. Stop sending trade requests. This is what you wanted. Enjoy your time rotting in Nocturnal Retribution.
Money deposited into my bank, so I have a really good cushion in my savings as well as a good chunk in my checking accounts, and now it's taking everything in me not to spend some of that money on things I don't need. But... A few of the booths at Faire do have online shops and I've been browsing said shops and well...shiny rocks and metal are calling to me.
I'm really interested in one of the jewelry booths that I know. A lot of their stuff is really, really nice. It's also really, really expensive. I'm so torn. I was going to save some money and go for a Selkie dress, but the one I wanted is sold out, so I'll wait until I see if they restock it or if I see it come up for sell by a secondary seller. So, I have some cash I could put towards other pretty things. The adult in me is screaming to not touch it and keep it in my account incase something happens, but the magpie in me is screaming to get all the shiny things. I may sit on it a bit, take a good look, maybe shop around, see if I can find anything similar to what I want for a better price. I hate having to be a responsible adult.
Shitty AI generated poemes are just that, shitty. Gotta love people who have no talent trying to pass off crappy AI generated poetry as their own. Just as bad as those who try passing off AI generated images as their own.
I mean... at least just say.. "Hey look what I had the AI bots create for me today, isn't it cool?"
It's AI, isn't it? It has to be. I mean, nothing wrong with using AI for things, but don't fabricate a life that you haven't lived. That's what I find weird about it. You're not any of those things, so why try and sell yourself as such? Ultimately though, people will do as they will, I can understand why fiction would be better than the reality for some.
I was more exhausted than I thought after working pretty much open to close both Saturday and Sunday. I went to bed around 10:30 last night, and then, when I got home this morning, crashed again until 1 in the afternoon. My hand was getting pretty bad over the weekend, nothing like it was the one weekend, but worse than it had been. It isn't much of a surprise though, as for about an hour yesterday as our rush started to pick up, I was left alone up front so Bailey could enjoy Faire for a bit with her friends. It's a lot of stress to put on the nerve when I'm doing everything, handling money, writing orders, giving food. The numbness is lingering, but now I can fully rest my arm and that nerve. Before next year, I'm getting a good brace for my elbow to take some of the stress off it when I work. Hopefully everything goes back to normal and I don't have to do physical therapy to get my strength back, as it is still very much lacking. By the end of the day yesterday I was starting to get scared that my hand was just going to give out while I was handing someone their food, that's how weak it felt. Thankfully, it didn't and I finished out things with no incidents. Though, I did smack my head so hard on our bell on Saturday afternnon. We had a solid metal bell, the kind you would find on an old ship, (I think I recall Andrew saying it was from a ship), that was screwed in to the middle post in our booth that we'd ring when we got tips. The problem was the positioning of it. We put in a cooler the second weekend of Faire to sell water along with the food, and the cooler was placed right under the bell. So, naturally, I was grabbing a bottle of water, got up too quickly without realizing where my head was, and smacked myself silly on the rim of the bell. I had the biggest bump and the worst headache afterwards. Bailey and I had both done such before during the run of Faire, but never as hard as I hit it on Saturday. For about and hour after, it was the worst, trying to deal with customers while trying not to just sit down and cry from the pain. Thank God I didn't start bleeding or anything, that would have been a disaster. But yeah, that was the only real incident, and hopefully next year we can put the bell higher up or something.
Huh, weird. Who wrote your profile? Because it sure as fuck wasn't you.
Graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. Yeah, and I'm the Queen of England.
Oh boy, today was the last day of Faire, and man was it busy. This whole weekend was actually really busy. I didn't even want to get out of bed this morning to go in, but Logan is mean and he made me. It was a lot, but even with as exhausted as it made me, I already miss it. It's going to be weird not seeing Andrew, Nick, Jose, and Bailey every weekend, not interacting with my patrons. But, I think Andrew was really happy with all of us, we got a pretty nice bonus on top of our final pay, and we all have a job come next year, should we want it. I'm happy it was such a better experience than last year. Like night and day, honestly. Andrew is awesome and accommodating and understanding, where Nick is just an asshole who accuses people of stealing with no real justification and no proof. But, yeah... I'm glad it's over, I can sleep in on weekends and actually spend the entire weekend with Logan again, where he doesn't have to be my driver or wait for me to get off work. But, as I said, I'm gonna miss interacting with my customers and having fun with Bailey and the guys. Bittersweet.
It's the last weekend of Faire and I'm already tired. But, I just have to get through tomorrow and Sunday and it's done for another year. I need to text Andrew at some point and find out my hours.
We have Lucas' birthday party tonight. Just something small for the family to celebrate together. My mom and I got him a Spider-Man bike, and my dad went and got him a nerf gun. I really can't believe that kid is six years old already. Time has really flown by with him.
Later tonight I'm gonna head over to Logan's. It's been a year and five months at this point, it feels crazy. I can't believe it'll be a year and a half next month, that we're still so good together. We don't have fights, we don't have issues, we're so, alike on our beliefs and morals and what we stand for. He's my soul mate, simple as that. Though, I am really looking forward to next weekend together. The first weekend we'll have where it'll just be us, no more Faire. It's been two months and I miss the time we've lost.
Went and finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 today. That was... That was a hard watch. I was not expecting any of that in Rocket's backstory, and holy shit, I was not prepared for it. But, it was a really good movie, probably one of my favorite sequels, and definitely one of my top 10 Marvel films. I feel like the soundtrack was a little weaker this go 'round, but it was still good. Highly enjoyed it, outside of like, all the animal stuff.
It's also been announced that Disney is closing the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel in September. Only open a little more than a year at this point. But, I was talking to Logan about it just last weekend, I knew it wouldn't last. Granted, I'm surprised it's coming so soon, but charging people $6000+ for a two night immersive experience that apparently wasn't that immersive if you didn't get lucky and if you didn't monopolize the cast members' time, wasn't sustainable. That kind of thing would have been better suited for one of Disney's cruises, not for a hotel. Because that's just the hotel cost. Yeah, you got a day at Disney World, but even so, you would mostly be in Batuu and on the hunt for storyline stuff. If you wanted an actual Disney World vacation, you'd have to book it alongside the Starcruiser. So, as I said, I'm not shocked that it's closing. From what I heard from people who've been, it wasn't worth the price tag. It's a shame, because I had been super excited when they announced it and when it opened and then I saw the price tag and was like, nope. Even as a die hard Star Wars fan who even enjoyed the new trilogy (except Episode 9), I couldn't justify paying that kind of money. And I'm the key demographic. If I'm not paying it, no one else is either. Obviously. So, I'm sad I'll never get to go and experience it, but meh, I expected this news to come at some point.
Got around to changing my CuriousAlice account to the new name of Nike. I have been into Greek mythology since I was a child, it takes form in what I name my pets and such. So, when it came to figuring out a new name for the account, I wanted to do something Greek. And, as my name, Nicole, which means victory of the peope, is derived from the name Nike, I figured is was a fitting name to adopt. Now I've got to go in and redo all the art and figure out what I want the profile to say, but at least the hard part is done.
Well, that sure was funny.
If it truly didn't matter, you wouldn't have reacted the way you did. Clearly it means more to you than you say.
I can put on a bra again! I know, that's like the simplest thing in the world, but being unable to manage it for the last six weeks due to my fingers issue and my complete lack of strength in my left hand, it's kind of a big deal for me. Thankfully, with Faire, I don't wear a bra, since my bodice keeps everything in place, and when I have gone out into public, Logan has been there to help me. But, fuck, it feels good to be able to manage it on my own again. It means that my hand is getting back to normal. I've done a lot to try and rest my arm as much as possible, and it's nice to see it paying off.
YAY!!!!!! I mean I hate that it's to put on a torture device BUT YAY! LOL!
YAY BRA....wait umm uh
At some point, you will reap what you sow. And whether that point is soon, or still off in the distance, hear me when I say it is coming. I hope you're prepared to accept the consequences of your actions.
Another busy Faire weekend down, just one more to go. This weekend was so busy, though. And on top of the business, today was horribly hot. So, it's not been fun. But, despite all that, I know that I'm going to be so sad when it's all over after next weekend. My hand did really good this weekend, I changed positions with Bailey, so she does all the orders and handling of cash, and I just hand out orders as they get done. She prefers handling the cash anyway, so it works. I'm just glad I know what the issue is and I can adjust things as needed. I missed Mother's Day, so I just sent my mom a text telling her Happyy Mother's Day and that I'll take her out to dinner whenever she wants. I wish I could have gotten her more, but I've just been busy, and honestly, she doesn't really care about all that stuff. Dinner is more her thing.
For now though, I'm hot and exhausted and have food on the way, so I'm just gonna veg out for the rest of the night.
Had a nice evening with the kids, my brother, sister-in-law, mom, and Liz's mom for a little Mother's Day get together. It was good to see them, since it's been a bit. We're doing a little family party on Friday for Lucas' birthday, which is Tuesday. He's going to be six. It's stupid how quickly he's growing up. And Gwen will be three in October, man, they need to just stop and stay as they are forever. So, looking forward to that. This weekend Andrew only has me scheduled for 6 and a half hours both days, because of my whole nerve situation. But, I' m getting an elbow brace and some ibuprofen, so hopefully that'll help a bit. I'm gonna head out to Logan's in a bit, spend what time I can with him. Hopefully with the somewhat cut back hours, I won't be so tired tomorrow night.
Five profiles, five Houses. Now I actually have to change the name on two, rewrite some of the contents on those accounts, and work on leveling the three that aren't Sire yet. I'm hoping to put in some work on them next week, at least trying to get them up a few levels each. It's always hard for me to sit down and do it because rating sucks. But, do it I must, so I shall. It's fun being able to take part in so many of the Houses, though. I mean, Eternal and NR, but then LBO, Mada, and Lunazure. I think I'm only ever going olto stick to the Houses now. Nothing against Covens, but I like being part of permanent fixtures of VR. Covens come and go, but the Houses are forever.
:) I am in everyone but Wallflowers. Next time I see him on I plan to ask before I make up a profile, deal with reaching level 20.
Doctor's visit went well, I suppose. Apparently there's nothing wrong with me, simply that the nerve that controls the pinky and half of the ring finger, the ulnar nerve, is being overworked and overstimulated by the repetitive nature of my job at Faire. She said I need to rest my arm for two weeks, and after that the numbness should go away. Only problem is that I can't really rest until Faire is over, so that's two more weeks of dealing with this. At least it isn't something more serious like carpal tunnel, and it shouldn't be permanent. I'm going to go buy an elbow brace, she said that should help a little but. But, outside of rest, nothing is really going to make it feel better. I just need to get through these last two weeks of Faire, than I'll be good.
That is good news, and although resting properly is not possible right now... you can when you're not at work and you have a diagnosis to set it straight. All great things! :) I knew it would be ok. :)
Yeah. Glad it wasn't anything permanent. :)
It took me a good minute to find all my insurance stuff, considering I've never had to use it and I didn't even know I was fully insured until that ER trip... But, after some phone calls, I got everything set up through their website. I managed to get an appointment set for Thursday morning regarding my fingers, so hopefully we'll be able to figure out what's going on with me. I had pain radiating down my arm when I woke up this morning, which is a first. Nothing had hurt before that. So, I don't know. I have no idea what it could be. But, I'm not going to focus on it. I've got an appointment set, and until then, there's nothing I can do about it. Worrying isn't going to help me.
It was an extremely busy weekend at Faire. Saturday we had a nonstop line from around 11 until 4 and yesterday was just as bad from about 11:30 to 4:45. I mean, it's great, Andrew is getting tons of business and making money, and I think we did pretty awesome on tips, but fuck, am I just worn out.
There's also something going on with my left hand. Since Faire started, my pinky and ring finger have been feeling numb and tingly, but over the weekend it got really bad. So much so that I couldn't put my fingers together. So, I'm scared to death about that. Nothing hurts, nothing feels off, just a numbness, a tingling in my fingers. I don't know. I don't believe it's arthritis and I don't think there's a pinched nerve or anything. Like, all I can think is that it's nerve damage, but it happened so randomly. And I can still feel, I still have sensation. I just have no strength in those fingers, I can't really do anything with them. I'm going to have to get to a doctor to figure this out, but, like, I'm really fucking terrified that it's something insanely serious and will require surgery or something. Or just accepting that I can't really use those fingers, that whatever's happened is irreversible.
Go to the Dr. and have it checked out. It will all be ok. :)
Yes, go to the Dr. Sounds like a nerve, maybe something pulled? Either way meds will help.
Just got a text from Andrew about my hours this weekend. Tomorrow is going to suck, as I'll be there from open to close, since Bailey has a family obligation. And then Sunday is going to be around 7 hours. I think we'll have another girl up front with me, she put in an application two weekends ago. But I don't know. She only wanted to work half days, and that's not really possible at the booth, since our busy time runs from around 11 to 4 on Saturdays. I guess I'll see when I get there tomorrow. But, man, it feels like tomorrow night is going to be one of those nights where I come home, take a shower, and then crawl right into bed and go to sleep. Hopefully it'll be a nice weekend. It's been rainy and overcast the last few days, I'm hoping that sticks around. I think next weekend it jumps back into the high 80s/low 90s again.
I'm at that point in my life where I have to start giving a shit about my face and skin, so I splurged a bit and bought a really good moisturizer from Clinique. It's pricy, but it's worth it. I've had a small sample size that I've been using for a while and it really helps, leaves my skin moisturized without feeling oily or gross. I've only used one other product that I've really liked and that left me feeling good, but I'm not forking out the money for a full Sheseido skincare routine. I figure if I have a good moisturizer, everything else can be drugstore. I don't wear makeup or anything, so it's not like I really need much.
Ohhh skincare girlie!
Tbh I got most of my routine from big lots. Idk I think its working?
Believe it or not, a good facial sunscreen is good to have, too.
Even if you're not worried about tanning- long exposure to the sun can cause more wrinkles or even spots. I use a light sunscreen over my moisturizer. Nothing fancy, but just someone to keep the face, neck, and head area covered.
We watched Renfield tonight. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It's got a very Tucker & Dale vs. Evil vibe to it, it's absurd and hilarious. Lots of homages to Lugosi's Dracula and the original novel, of course. Seriously, watch it. You won't be disappointed. I didn't think I'd appriciate Nic Cage as Dracula, but man, he's a trip. And Nicholas Hoult as Renfield, it's so good.
I saw it was available for home viewing now, was thinking of it. Now- will watch.
A friend convinced me to get back into Destiny 2, so I caved and bought the Lightfall DLC. I am not happy I had to fork out $100 for it, but... Can't be helped, I guess. Ron is trying to get a dedicated raid group together again to start sherpaing people through the raids like we used to in our D1 days. He tried to sell me the pitch by using the line, "you'd have my undivided attention." Like that means anything. Yeah, we used to flirt and whatever when we played together and we were both single, but it was always innocent, and that's not really a selling point to me when I'm in a relationship I'm happy with. But I thought about it over the weekend, as he approached me about it late last week, and I remembered the fun I used to have with the group. Of course, this means I actually have to learn all the mechanics in all the D2 raids, I only know VoG and King's Fall, so that'll take some time. I also need to get through the entire campaign for Lightfall, and level up to whatever max light is right now. I guess this would be the best time to do it, since I have a lot of free time to play. I can't reapply to Disneyland until Faire is over at the end of the month, so I've got 3 weeks to get where I need to be. He hopped in and helped me with the first two story missions earlier, and I'll probably wind up playing another one or two tonight on my own, depending on how long they'll take.
I said I was done with the game, but I guess I'll never really be done with it. At least this is a good reason to start playing again.
Well now, this is an amusing turn of events.
We are pleased with the events.
Won't you join us?
Oh, for sure, sign me up. I'm totally on board.
Acceptance is permissible.
It was a pretty great weekend, not gonna lie. On Friday night I drove out to Logan's and we had a nice evening out for a few hours before heading back home and going to bed. On Saturday, because I am dating the most amazing man ever, he came out to Faire with me and spent the day there while I worked. Then he drove us back home because after 8 hours on my feet, I was exhausted. I know he's the one for me because no one I've been with prior would have spent the money it costs to spend a day at Faire, just to wait around for me to finish work so they could drive me home. He even got me drinks and food while I worked, because he's just that wonderful. I cannot express how much I love and appriciate him for doing that for me, for spending the money it costs for a ticket and food and drinks, for waiting the whole 8 hours I was working, just to support me and drive me back home. Like, most amazing man ever. He's the best of the best. After getting back home and having a much needed shower, we went to our hookah spot and spent a few hours enjoy each other's company before coming back home and crashing. I didn't have to go in until noon today, so we got some extra time together, sleeping in until 10. And, after work I didn't plan on it, I was fully prepared to actually go home, but I had to go back to his place because I left my garb there from Saturday and 8 need it for next week. So, I made the drive back out there and we got to spend a few more hours together. A happy little accident.
It's been such a wonderful weekend, super busy and draining, but wonderful because I got so much time with him. I was able to just enjoy Faire and time with him, I didn't really spend any time here. It's nice to get away from this place for a while, to unplug and enjoy my real life. But now it's bed time because I did a lot of driving today and worked super hard, so I'm spent.
Glad you unplug, and spent time with the one special guy. :)
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