Before I get into a post that is all about me me me, I want to say I am deeply saddened by the news about Taselby and her daughter. I've been in tears about it since I heard, devastated on her behalf, and my thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family at this time, sending as much healing and love as I can. I'm very proud of us in fandom for helping. As I'm sure most of you are already aware because I'm late in posting this, here is the link to the GoFundMe page
to help out with costs for the funeral, etc.
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Life is crazy! I am remembering with envy that really silly TV show from when I was a kid about the blonde teenager who's dad was an alien, so she was half alien, and her special powers were freezing time. I think it was called Wishing on a Star. I wish I could freeze time.
Scenes from my hectic nutty life:
~ I've been wanting to move for over a year now and suddenly in mid-October I was like, "let's do this!" And not 3 weeks later I'm in a new place. Bye bye old apt. Hello, new pretty apt! :D :D :D
~ Last friday while moving stuff into my car to take to goodwill, I tripped? slipped? was attacked by a ghost? I don't know, and fell down a couple of steps, sprained my ankle. Same foot and same type of strain (same staircase, too) from the last time I did this. This was at the old place. :( :( :(
~ The new place is less than 10 minutes from the barn, and less than 10 minutes from all my friends. Same commute time to work, but there is talk of my work moving to the same neighborhood, less than 10 minutes away. IF THAT HAPPENS I WILL HAVE A TEN MINUTE COMMUTE. Pray for this. :D :D :D
~ In my absentmindedness while going to the hardware store to get caulk to patch holes from hanging stuff on the walls, I got a parking ticket. :( :( :(
~ One way to get around a sprained ankle when wanting to horseback ride is riding bareback! Although getting on and off the horse was still adventurous, the ride itself was a lot of fun. I've ridden bareback several times but not frequently enough for it not to still be a thrill each time I do it. The mare I rode last night was like riding a couch, although she's a bit boney in the withers so posting the trot bareback was.... unpleasant lol. Ow my lady parts. Her sitting trot and canter are a lot of fun though. :D :D :D
~ The movers couldn't get my couch in through the front door of my new apartment. It's a taller couch (or I guess really, a wider couch. whatever, it's long) and the hallway is not that high or wide. They just couldn't get the right angle to pull it in from underneath. :( :( :(
~ I'm getting a new couch! :D :D :D
~ I had thought the day that I booked the movers was Monday, but I was wrong and it was Tuesday, so there was me, ready to go at 8AM Monday, twiddling my thumbs. :( :( :(
~ After the mix up was realized, the movers came Tuesday! Yay. Only I had a hair appointment set up for 4:30 on Tuesday and because I thought moving day was Monday, I never canceled it. Consequently, amidst the chaos of moving day, I kept my hair appointment, somehow, miraculously not being late. So, the result is that my hair looks FABULOUS! :D :D :D
~ My new landlord, who's this weirdly professorial type older gentleman with A LOT of hilarious characteristics that I can't go into right now, tapped on my door while the cable guys were setting up the new cable to tell me that the movers had damaged the elevator and he was not pleased. He showed me the damage, which was like a 1 inch/ inch and a half, maybe, thin gash. O.O I was like, I don't know what to do about that, and he said the movers have to pay for it, and I was like...... I did text the movers (great guys, I really love my movers) and of course they denied they did it. I emailed this to the landlord, and his response was that it was not true! With Exclamation Points! And that's where I left it. Last night when I came home I saw that the gash had been treated. OY. :( :( :(
~ I bought a new TV finally! Gone with the old box TV, in with a new 40 inch flat screen smart TV, so I can be like all the rest of the known world, really. :D :D :D
~ While setting up the new cable, internet and TV for me, the cable guys discovered that my brand new TV was damaged in shipping. :( :( :(
~ I bought the TV through Amazon, so the return has been easy, and a new replacement TV is on it's way to me soon! Let's hope this one isn't damaged, too. :D :D :D
~ Speaking of my new landlord, he uses one of the apartments on the second floor as an office, and in the directory of the building outside (you know, where you get buzzed in) it lists his office apartment under the name Geomancy, then his name. Geomancy is some kind of study/divination practice of the placement of buildings or something. I think he might be a wizard! ? ? ?
~ My new apartment is a loft apartment with a spiral staircase! That I really hope I don't totally wipe out on and accidentally kill myself. It's actually not any bigger in terms of square footage, but it has high high ceilings, laminate flooring on the first floor, two bathrooms, and a better kitchen. And most importantly, central air. There's also a pool and a "gym." (if 2 pieces of equipment can be called a gym). :D :D :D
~ Rents in the Los Angeles area are out of control! I should have moved a year ago. I'm paying right at the top of my budget for this new place, and it still needs a good updating to match the price I'm paying, imo. OY. But, anything less came without parking or laundry or something. I might be living off rice and chicken for a while. :/ :/ :/
~ This sounds like one of those radio commercials, but I switched auto insurance to Geico and I'm saving like $70 bucks a month, which, with all the added expenses right now, is really useful. I did have to drop my loan/lease payout option, though, because Geico doesn't offer that, but I'm right on the cusp of not needing that anymore anyway. :D :D :D
~I do not have any serious complaints about Progressive other than with my new zip code, my insurance went up like $40. I have a high premium because I pay for my mom and she had a couple of tickets this year (not even really her fault. she got targeted by the same cop at a stop sign, TWICE, poor thing) And I was like, wha???? I'm moving AWAY from the ghetto here, and into a nice neighborhood. What? I was going to deal with it but then decided to just check around. And THEN, when I went to cancel, I didn't lie about why I was leaving, which maybe I should have, because they charged me with a $50 cancelation fee. I didn't even think that that would happen. I've canceled insurances in the past and was never charged. Googled around and saw that this is a thing Progressive does. grrr. It's probably somewhere in their t&c :( :( :(
~ I got one of those fancy stand up desks at work, so now I do the stand up/sit down/stand up/sit down game, which is actually a little hard with a sprained ankle whoops. :D :D :D
~ I've gotten no writing done on either my HL shortcut story or the couple of MCU stories I want to get done. /o\ /o\ /o\
So excited for Spectre! Still in love with MCU. It's remarkably freeing not having a TV at the moment. I'm drowning in boxes, though, and I've not had one moment to really start unpacking. . Still have furniture at the old place I need to sell/get rid of. Life without a couch is also really weird. Luckily I have a small armchair. Don't know when i'm going to be able to get a couch.