Apparently LA Comic-Con thinks it's above the law and has decided to have the convention at the LA Convention Center in December. An in-person convention in a city where Covid cases are still pretty high. A convention where, during a normal year, attendees have to be reminded to bathe and wash their hands, that it's okay to throw a large group of people together in a tiny space during a pandemic. How is this even a thing that's happening?! How is this even allowed by the mayor of LA, who has okayed the DWP to shut off the power for large house parties? This, California, this right here is why we can't have nice things. Every other con this year has decided to either cancel the event or move it all to online, but LACC? Nope, they're the ones who are gonna make it happen in-person. God, I'm so frustrated because I know this is just going to cause a spike in cases again and we'll be thrown into another lockdown. Because money. Fucking LA, man.
I got to talk to my brother today about my mom's birthday. He and I are going to go in together on a $200 gift card for Shiseido, products my mother loves and would use if they weren't so expensive. So, that'll give her a chance to get some of the face products she likes. We're also going to go in on dinner. Since here restaurants are still pretty much closed for dining-in (they can literally only do outdoor dining), we can't really go anywhere. So, we're going to order from mine and my mom's favorite Korean place. And I might make a cake, since I don't work on Friday. Liz normally does the baking stuff when it comes to birthdays, but she's ready to pop so I don't want to put that on her. I think I may try my hand at making a cheesecake, since that's my mom's preference when it comes to cake related food. We'll see how that goes.
I talked to Art today while I was out at work. I talked to him last week about issues regarding my hours and the repairs I need to do to the car that I can't afford to take care of. He talked to Matt, the owner of the company, and there's a chance that they'll be able to reimburse me, even if it's just partially, for the repairs. I know for a fact that the moter mounts need to be replaced, Anthony had a look at it back in July and that was the major issue he saw. Plus there's the thing with the a/c system. So, I'm going to take it into a shop sometime this weekend, see what exactly does need to be done, and get an estimate for the costs. After I send that to Art and Matt, I should hear about how much the company can put up for the repairs. Even if it's just half, it would be helpful. I just can't afford to take care of these repairs on my own considering I'm working part time and bringing in half of what I would normally be making. But, hopefully that will change as well. There isn't enough work to get me out in the field every day, most places are still closed to the public and are only accepting stuff through the mail. But, Art said they might be able to bring me into the office on the days I don't work in the field. Of course, nothing is concrete and this may not happen, but I'm hoping that it does. I love my job and I love the company, but I can't keep working there if I'm only going to keep working part-time. I can't afford to take care of the things I need to take care of. But yeah, I'll just have to wait and see.
It's been a long day, work was difficult, but I got through it. I can't believe it's almost October. My mom's birthday is Friday, Liz's birthday is next Tuesday, and baby Gwen is supposed to come grace us with her presence in the middle of the month. So much to look forward to.
This year has been both long and extremely hard and gone by so quickly with little blessings tossed in amidst all the bullshit. I want to say that I can't wait for it to be over, but I doubt next year will really be much better.
It'll never be what it was because of who's involved.
I revisited Death Parade tonight... It always hits me hard, that one. Very few shows, anime or otherwise, can bring out my emotions the way Death Parade does every single time. I still lose it completely at the end of episode 4, when Decim hugs the two contestants and tells them that they did the best they could. I still long to hear someone tell me they're proud of me, that I'm doing the best I can, while they hold me...
Anyway, this song is the ending theme and, well, it resonates.
All I have to say is, thank God for Matthew. Without him I don't know where I'd be right now. Having him to talk to has been a saving grace.
How I long for the days when I was numb, when it took self mutilation to make me feel. If I could just go back to that, that emptiness, that nothing. That numbness...
It's been a horribly long day and I would have given anything to just talk to him like I've gotten so used to doing. But, I'm an idiot who ruins all the good things in her life, so now I don't even have that. It's less everything else, but the loss of my friend hurts more the second time around.
Well, looks like we won't be moving anytime soon. My mom talked to Kevin and he told her that he can't transfer to another department until he's been out on patrol for at least a year. He won't be able to get into a department that will put him on patrol until around April. And, due to the severity of the fires the whole of the west coast has been dealing with, he's not so fond of Washington anymore. It'll probably be New Hampshire instead. So, that throws everything off. I mean, it's probably better to have the time to get everything settled, to get enough money saved up, but at least another year here... I am not looking forward to that. And, my dad is supposed to be moving back here by the end of the year. New Hampshire wouldn't be a bad place to go to though, it's beautiful up there. And it's close to Massachusetts, so I could go to Salem. Maybe I should look into going to school for nursing since I'm going to be stuck here for a while anyway.
California is just enveloped in smoke. Everywhere I went today, smoke, ash raining down, the smell of things burning.
This was Encino at 2:30 in the afternoon. It wasn't overcast, that's just smoke.
And this was on my drive home along the 210 through Monrovia, you can see the flames now.
I remember one year here in Washington, fire season was as bad as yours is right now. The ash in the air was thick, smoke everywhere. It was like an eternal bbq daily. Working in the pharmacy, we gave out masks for he elderly since it was too difficult to breathe. We could not keep inhalers or nebulizers stocked back then. It was horrible. There were fire crews who were just beyond exhausted. You could see it in their eyes, that they pretty much had lost their humanity fighting the fires. That was just awful back then. Seeing how it is there, took me back.
I really hate that fucking profile. The Nazi iconography and the glorification of a "race" of people who wanted to wipe out whole groups of people just because they perceived themselves as the best is utterly disgusting.
I am with you on that. I am surprised it is even allowed on here?
It's not against ToS to post up swastikas on your pfiile. It should be, but it isn't.
As someone of Jewish descent, I just find it abhorrent that people want to glorify that shit. And, the owner of said profile knows better, she's not stupid or ignorant.
His supporting a coward. Which makes him a coward..
The owner of that profile isn't male, despite what the profile itself says.
Whoever is supporting her profile and her ideas are cowards.
Whoever is giving her 10's and supporting her are cowards racists and terrible people.
I agree with all of the above.
What the nazis did was horrific people ought to know any glorification is unacceptable. I puke on the swastika always. And forever and weep for the Jewish people. I agree with you.
With is all going on in this world.......😢this profile is horrible.
If you look at the bigger picture, the Aryans had nothing to do with the Nazis. They were a real group of people who were into conquering everyone in their path. It was Hitler who assumed that one day, this so-called "Master Race" will return, and he wanted to accelerate the whole process in a very warped and evil manner.
I was moved by the sentence, "Part of the power that does evil, but works the good." There is some German term for this, that I am not able of spelling. This sentence can be found in the Mein Kampf. Thus I linked it with Faust. Mephisto is evil, using the same lines that Hitler did.
Outpost is a zombie-nazi movie, and yes, I believe in guarding against any form of genocide. People ought to be aware of this misunderstanding of the profile.
Also, in the Hitler regime, the iron cross was awarded as a medallion to military personnel who has slaughtered a million innocent people. I am not speaking of the biker gangs here, though.
Drusus is a strong Roman name. I like this name... nothing significant about it.
Also, Gnosticism was once a taboo religion, and the Gnostics were persecuted for believing in what they believed in.
Yeah, you can shut the fuck up. Dude, you can't make me feel any other way than the way I feel about that profile. It's disgusting. You're romanticising a race that wiped millions of people out, your profile picture has a swastika, as do other images. There's no excuse for any of that. None. You know exactly what you're doing, you're trying to get attention due to the shock factor of it all, and I gave it to you. That doesn't make it right, it doesn't make these excuses for why the profile exists okay. It's not okay.
That made me both unbelievably happy and horribly sad at the same time.
Now, I'm not saying they're a catfish, but, well, there are an awful lot of red flags. And while my advice won't be heeded, just learn who exactly is the person behind that computer screen before you fall too hard. Messages and texts full of pretty words are nice to get, I know, but all I have to say is try video chatting before you give your heart away. It'll save you a lot of pain, wasted time.
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