Just Stuff

Mar. 11th, 2012 11:27 pm
senashenta: (Bashful Fluttershy Is Bashful ♥)
Not much has been happening the last few days. A lot of spring cleaning, since the weather's been nice, and I've watched quite a few movies. I'm on a horror kick and have been going through the Netflix archives for ones I haven't seen before. I'm also watching a lot of foreign movies, too.

Other than that... well, Aya's at J&K right now since he hasn't eaten in almost 10 months. ~.~;; I took him down this past Wednesday to see if they could get him to eat, but he was so stressed out from the trip down that they just kept him and tried to feed him yesterday instead. But he still didn't eat, so they're going to hang onto him for another week and try again next Saturday. idek what's going to happen if he doesn't eat then, either. =/

Back on Tuesday, I saw C.A. for the first time in almost two years! X3!! She's back from abroad and planning to stay this time. Her long-term bf is moving to Canada with her too; he's supposed to come over in June or July area. ♥ But she stopped by for an hour and a half or so, and it was SO AWESOME to see her again. I missed her immensely while she was gone. But now hopefully we can get together once in a while. In fact, we already made tentative plans for her to come over for an Asian Cooking Night some time soon. :3

Aaaand yesterday by brother came over for dinner. It's nice when he comes over, as we get along really well nowadays. I made sheppard's pie (turkey not beef) and it was all looking good until I bumped the stove and accidentally turned the broiler on. >>;; This caused the pie to cook until it was black on top and set the smoke alarm off. Then when I went to pull it out of the oven, I set one of my oven mitts on fire. .___.;; YEAH. It was One Of Those Days. (When I pulled the black layer off the pie, it was still perfectly good and yummy underneath, at least. lol.)

Other than that, I've been tinkering away at my Writing Blog ([livejournal.com profile] vanimadin) and my Food Blog ([livejournal.com profile] houseofyum) and obsessing over My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic because... uh... YEAH IDK, THE CUTE IS ADDICTIVE, I GUESS? 8D;;
senashenta: (Tail Whip)
Also? Damn you lack of willpower. And having the space now. And having lost Tri back in the winter.



...yeaaah, I should NOT be allowed near Free Kitten signs in any context. >>;

But I guess... well, I had a free space again since Tri is gone, plus I have a ton of room here, and on top of that now I know I can get them spayed/neutered and get them their shots really cheap through the Barrie SPCA. If I had to try to afford all that at the regular vet it would be upwards of $1000 by the time I was done, and I wouldn't have brought them home.

Anyway, the one in the foreground is Vesta; named after the Roman Goddess of the Hearth and Harvest. Ves is a girl and her colour is brindle (she has one cream glove on her front left paw, which is adorable. ♥) She has kind of brown-green eyes right now, but I think they're probably going to end up totally green by the time they're done changing colour. Ves is really spunky and seems to love to climb on things. And by "things" I mean "me". She climbs up clothing and then clings to the back of my neck or my head, which is really cute and funny NOW, but I imagine I should break her of that habit before she gets too much bigger. ^^;

The mostly behind Ves is Nio; named after the Gods in Japanese myth who traveled with Buddah to protect him. (Technically, the o should have a - over it, but I can't figure out how to do that on my keyboard. =/) Nio is a boy and almost completely black with about a dozen white hairs on his little belly. His eyes are kind of hazel right now. I think they might end up brown or goldish. He's quite rambunctious as well, but not nearly as much as Vesta. He's a lot more laid back. She pushes him around quite a bit, actually, even though she's smaller. XD;;

They're sister and brother from the same litter, and I just picked them up today. They've settled in quite nicely, though for now they're confined to the bedroom. I've given them their worming meds today, and I was giving all the cats their spring flea treatment today anyway, so they got treated for that as well (I had extra kitten Advantage since Tia is so small she still has to use that instead of the Advantage for adult cats. lol.) Now they're chilling in here, and in a few days I'll let them out to start exploring the rest of the house and terrorizing the other cats. ♥

They are IMPOSSIBLE to get pics of right now, hence the somewhat dubious one here. They don't stay still long enough for me to snap a photo unless they're asleep, and they've taken to sleeping on the spare blankets under the bed. (Not that I blame them, it's really cozy under there, really.) I managed to get this little pic when they were snoozing under the dresser instead, before they discovered they could get under the bed.

Right.

On a somewhat-related note, I'm finally burying Tri this weekend. I asked Grandma a while back if I could bury him somewhere on her property and she said yes, but until now we haven't been able to because of snow/frost and then rain. This weekend is supposed to be nice, so Mom and my brother and I are going to go up and take care of it.

That's not going to be a good day for me, I already know that. But coming home and cuddling kittens will probably help me feel a little better. And their antics are pretty cute and distracting.

Anyhow, a real update soon, I promise. Also, pics of the new place since it's about 75% organized now. Yep.

EDIT: The image is kind of big... if it messes up anyone's friends page let me know and I'll make it smaller or put it under a cut or something.
senashenta: (Tail Whip)
Squall has been acting up the last couple of days. Not sure what's wrong, I've run diagnostics/antivirus/disc cleanup/defragmenter and everything is telling me there's no problem, but he's running slowly and earlier today I tried to turn him on and he wouldn't load the first time 'round. Might have to send him in to be checked out. =/

Other than that things today went pretty well.

Today was the day that Dion was scheduled to be neutered and Tia went in for exploratory surgery because of the whole Hi I'm Tia And I've Been Spayed But Am Still Going Into Heat Anyway MEOW thing. We had to be in Barrie to drop them off at 8am, which meant leaving here at 7:15am, which meant getting up at 6am. ~_~; But it needed to be done, so whatever.

We dropped them off without any problems and then went to the Sunset Grill for breakfast, where I got a greek omelet with hashbrowns and sausage and then proceeded to feel sick from it. So I brought it home to have tomorrow for lunch (hopefully). Mom has waffles with fruit salad and whipped cream and it looked AMAZING.

After that we came back home for a couple of hours before heading back to Barrie again. We went to Michael's so I could get the things I needed for doing the jewelry for the wedding next month. Then when I got home I realized I'd forgotten gold eyepins and the pedant I picked out is in silver instead of gold DURR SENA YOU'RE AN IDIOT. *facepalm*

We have to go back to Barrie in two weeks anyway so I can get the missing things then.

Wow, though. It's the first time I've bought actual gold components (14k) and it cost SO MUCH. ;A; I was putting everything on the counter to be rang up and GAH I didn't even want to know. It cost like $120 for everything because I had the 14k gold, some sterling silver and two strands of actual freshwater pearls. Also, the pendant that was silver instead of gold is pink cubic zirconia. SO EXPENSIVE ASDGH. But I'm still kinna excited to work with it anyway. :3

Anyhoo~

After that we went next door to the huge pet store to look at the cute animals and Mom almost bought a cat from the adoption center. XD;; She was this little cream coloured cutie with grey tabby markings on her face and from her feet to her knees on all four feet. She was really, really pretty. But Lee would have murdered us if we'd come home with another cat. xD; Ah well. She's so lovely I'm sure she'll be adopted really fast. ♥

Then we went to the dollar store because I needed AAA batteries.

After that we went to Walmart, where I got a drink at the McD's there and also bought two happy meal toys because they currently have LPS. *geek* I also bought an LPS monkey from the toy section. We originally went in to find an outfit for me for the wedding, but nothing really jumped out at me. I did get a black shirt for f!Kyo cosplay this summer, though.

That done, we drove across town to Bayfield Mall. :D

We poked around a few stores there and managed to find me a really nice outfit (beige dress slacks and an aquamarine button-down shirt that is really pretty!), though I still need to get some shoes that will match, since my black ones don't go with it very well.

With that all done we went into a couple more stores. One of them is this really awesome curio/collectible shop called Green Earth. I always love pretty much everything they have. This time though, we were about to go inside and in the display window was this stone statue of a cat, sleeping with wings on it's back.

And I stood there for a couple minutes trying really, really hard not to cry. Mom kind of gave me a little one-armed hug and dragged me in to look at shiny things to distract me. All I could think of was buying that statue to put at the top of Tri's grave when I bury him in a month or two.

Speaking of, I've decided on wrapping up a few of his favourite things to bury with him when the time comes; a packet of soft fish catfood, a yogurt cup since he was a yogurt fiend, a catnip pouch and his laser light toy. Maybe other things, but that's what I've decided on so far. I know it sounds stupid, but it makes me feel a bit better about burying him. It's going to be so hard for me to do when the time comes...

Anyway. After that store we stopped at the cafeteria to pick up Taco Bell burritos for my brother, as per his request, since he ♥'s Taco Bell and the one here closed like fifteen years ago. >>;;

Then we had to go pick Dion and Tia up! Everything went fine (which I assumed was the case since they didn't call me at all during the day) and the two of them were sleepy, groggy and pretty much high as a kite on painkillers.

Unfortunately, despite the exploratory surgery, they didn't find anything; no tissue that they missed, and no ectopic tissue either. So they think there's a chance that Tia was going into heat as a response to Dion transitioning from kitten to male cat and therefore starting to reek of testosterone. Now that he's fixed there's a chance she won't go into heat anymore.

Then again, ectopic tissue can be microscopic, in which case even if it's there they would have no way to find it. So I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Tia has to go back in in two weeks because they had to use staples to close her up this time (the incision site this time is 3x the size of the first one), so we have to bring her in to have them removed. That's no big deal though, and it'll only take 20 minutes or so. (And that gives me a chance to go back to Michael's for the stuff I forgot, too.)

So groggy kittens went into carriers and into the car, and then Mom took me to the awesomesauce aquarium store so I could poke around a bit and pick up a couple more catfish for my tank. I also got two emerald green tiger barbs. I asked for three and paid for three, but when I got home and was setting them up in the tank I realized they only gave me two. By then it was too late though. Oh well.

Then we came home. 8D;;

Dion and Tia have just spent a lot of time sleeping, obviously. They're not feeling too bad, though, and had good appetites when I fed them earlier. So it's all good. Another day or so and Dion can go back into the basement with the other boys, but Tia needs to stay in my room for at least a week before rejoining the pride.

So basically, today was super busy and tiring but I got a lot done.

Also? I'm so worried about some of my friends over in Japan (and area). My prayers go out to them and everyone else who's being affected by the earthquake and aftershocks and everything else. Oh, and America can BITE ME. Honestly, some people are serious fucktards. >/
senashenta: (Axel: Remember)
Right, so here's the actual journal entry that I promised, since I fail at keeping up with my LJ the last couple of weeks. =/

So let's see. Basically, lots of Christmas shopping and stuff. I'm pretty much done now, except for a couple odds-and-ends, and one thing that I ordered and am waiting for it to come in. (Lee's gift, which is this really awesome wall clock in the shape of a Gibson guitar, in red and 1:2 scale to a real guitar! :3 I kind of want it myself lmao. xD;;)

I still have to finish putting together the gifts for Uncle Len/Aunt Clare and Uncle Alec/Aunt Brenda. For them and for my step-siblings this year I'm putting together gift bags with drink mixes that I've made; Chai Latte Coffee Mix, Bavarian Mint Coffee Mix, Orange Nutmeg Coffee Mix, Russian Tea Mix and Dutch Hot Cocoa Mix. All handmade with love from House of Yum! ♥ Hehe~

This week I have to deliver the gift baskets I put together for Dr. K and Dr. W's offices, and on Thursday I'm getting my hair done so I have a basket for Tosha and the girls at the salon too. Other than that I'm done, so I can chill and totally not have to worry about Christmas anymore. I was so stressed at the beginning of this month, too. >>;

Anyhoo, so this morning Dad came up to exchange gifts with my brother and I; which is to say, he and I exchanged gifts and he gave my brother presents, but my brother had nothing to give in return because he hasn't had a job in like two years so he has basically no money. ~_~;; Whatever.

I got Dad two new books that he wanted (the new Pern and Shanarra novels) and a Star Wars poster, and a massive gift bag full of cookies, chocolates, candies and generally a ton of stuff that's very, very tasty. I got Lois a Pomeranian bobble-head (so cute!) and made her a necklace, and got her a set of Christmas cookie cutters.

My brother got a couple of swords for his collection (katanas; very nice ones!) and Dad got me the new Valdemar novel (eeee!! ♥♥♥!!), an ipod shuffle since my mp3 player died a couple months back, and (the best part) he got me a DVD movie set. OF ALL FOUR CRITTERS MOVIES. 8D!! HOLY HELL ASDGH;KL YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPEH THESE MOVIES MAKE ME. KEKEKEKEKE!! >X3 I'm totally not two movies into a Critters marathon right as I'm typing this, either. Really. >.>;;

LOL Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the third one. xD;;

Apparently I have another gift that Dad's not finished putting together as well, so whenever he's done I'll get that one too. .__.;

Other than Christmas stuff, I've been dealing with NAUGHTY FUCKING KITTIES lately. >/ Tia and Juna have decided the last couple of weeks that every night and every time I'm out of the house they're going to get into EVERYTHING. They get into the cupboards and onto the shelves, pull everything out, knock everything over, and chew everything up.

When I got home this afternoon they had pulled all the toilet paper out of the bathroom, thrown it around and shredded it EVERYWHERE. I literally got so mad and frustrated when I saw the mess that I started crying. =__=;; I've been trying everything to get them to stop (short of beating them senseless when they do these kind of things, obviously) and I'm having no luck so far.

I've decided that, at least for now, the two of them (along with Loki, who insists on eating my houseplants every night while I'm sleeping) are going to be locked in the back room when I'm asleep and when I'm going to be out of the apartment for any length of time (Loki is only going to be put back there at night though.) There's a lot less they can get into in the back room, so hopefully that will mitigate things. If not... idek what I'm going to do. -__-;;

At least Dion makes me feel better. When I'm upset he comes and snuggles up under my chin and purrs at me. He's a doll. ♥

Moving on from bratty cats!

I mainlined all of the Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne anime this last week. >__>; I'm horrible like that. But it was a series I'd always wanted to see and I had a chance to download it, so I did. And it was ADDICTIVE. @__@; I have such a soft spot for magical girl anime. It's terrible. Haha.

KKJ aside, I've really been on a Tanemura Arina kick lately. I love her art and storylines, and the other day I picked up the last two volumes of The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross. IT'S OVER SADFAISE. But it had a good ending and it was generally a sweet story, and the art is so pretty!

I miss my Haine cosplay from Gentlemen's Alliance though; it doesn't fit me anymore. ;~; I think that's one Imma replace, because I really love that outfit. And I really want to do a cosplay from KKJ now too, but idk if I can afford it on top of all the other ones I'm supposed to be doing this year. XD We'll see, I guess...

Oh, and I've been collecting Littlest Pet Shop animals. I totally blame [livejournal.com profile] papercut917 for this. XD; ♥ They're freakishly cute and addictive. I have something like 33 of them now. I'm running out of room on my shelves for all my little figures lmao. I either need more shelves or less figures. By which I mean, of course, I need more shelves. xD;;

Aaaand... I think that's about it, I guess. For now anyway. I'm sure I forgot stuff because there was so much for me to write about. Oops. Heh. Anyway~

EDIT: Oh, and the other day the cops were here again. Because the fucktards downstairs THREATENED TO BURN THE FUCKING HOUSE DOWN.
senashenta: (Feeling A Little Crazy)
Been forever since I last posted. Oops. I fail. But whatever, December is a busy time so I can't help it! DX! I do plan to post a nice looooong entry here tomorrow or the next day though, so yay for that? lmao.

Spending tonight over at Mom's place, as Dad is coming up tomorrow (assuming we don't get a random huge snowstorm or anything) to exchange gifts with my brother and I. And just because Trunks and I are both huge dorks, I brought over most of my Disney and Dreamworks movies and we're having an animated movie marathon. XD <3

Anyway~
senashenta: (Axel + Roxas chibis wut)
Right, well, I've done basically nothing the last couple of days. *facepalm*

On Saturday night Mom and my brother came over for dinner (which reminds me; Maddie darling, I need you to send me like ten more boxes of the Cheesy Enchilada Hamburger Helper. All three of us loved it. XD;;), which was nice. Lee had band practice so I invited them over. ♥

Then yesterday I wandered downtown for a little while (around 4pm which meant it was after dark when I was coming home) and got some things to mail to people with Christmas cards and a second bottle of cider from Mariposa Market, as I'm pretty sure just the one I got before won't be enough when it comes time for the family get together.

Then I spent about four hours last night beading and cursing my right index finger; that's the one Loki almost bit in half (literally; I came very close to just losing the tip of my finger all together), as I still don't have feeling in the tip of it and that seems to make the more intricate beading a lot harder. =/ But oh well. Not much I can do about it.

Aaaand other than that I've basically spent 90% of the last couple days watching movies. Last night I was up until almost 9am movie-marathoning on Squall. Which of course meant that when I did get to sleep, I slept until dinner time. *facepalm* Now I'm all flipped around. Bah.

Oh, and I've also been chatting/rping with Michi (which is always tons of fun ♥♥), and last night I did have a nice conversation with Matt (one of my high school friends that I've gotten back in touch with via FB) about websites and stuff, since he runs a hosting business and does html professionally and I SUCK at it, but I'm looking at getting House of Yum and Esprit Studios sites up and running in the new year.
senashenta: (Freaking BATMAN)
Been puttering around this place the last couple of days. Doing organizing and tidying and whatnot.

I've also been baking, though. I decided to try my hand at making animal treats! 8D

The first batch I did were cat treats and I used chicken boullion to flavour them. But they came out kind of tasteless and really salty so the cats wouldn't even eat them. So I trashed that batch and started over with tuna flavour instead, and that batch came out great! All my cats loved them, and I gave some to Mom and Lee for Jessie, and she gobbled them up too. ♥ SUCCESS!

The next ones I made were doggie biscuits; peanut butter flavoured (I used fake PB though, obviously, since real PB kills me. Dead.) with banana flavoured yogurt icing and a few sprinkles to make them pretty. THOSE ones actually came out really good right from the start, and to be honest I rather liked them myself. A touch of sugar to the biscuit dough and they'd be really yummy as people-cookies. XD

Since I don't have a dog to test the doggy treats, I took the first batch over to Mom and Lee's place for Possum. He ADORED them, but I don't think I trust his opinion, as he once ate a slice of onion that was coated in mustard and then begged for more. *eyeroll* So I need to expand my test group. HEY, ANYONE ON MY FLIST HAVE DOGS AND WANT SOME FREE HOUSE OF YUM DOG TREAT SAMPLES? I just need to know how they go over so I can adjust the recipe if needed...

And then today I did a test of biscuit treats for the rabbits (and rats, and really any small animal), with grated apple, pureed peach, honey and cinnamon. And lmao they're really tasty too. I always taste-test the stuff I make (even the tuna cat treats and whatnot) but I didn't expect to like the animal treats so much. xD;;

Recipe testing aside, tonight I invited Mom and Lee over for dinner!

I haven't had anyone over for dinner since I moved here (over a year ago now), because the place was so cluttered and looked really disorganized. But the last month or so I've rearranged and changed my furniture, gotten more shelves and etc., so now I feel comfortable having people over. It's still a small apartment, still crowded, but at least it looks more organized, and the way I have the furniture now opens the place up a LOT.

I'll actually take photos to share finally, I think. :D

Anyway, I made turkey meatloaf (with sage, onion, celery, garlic and thyme; it turned out soooo good! It tasted like Thanksgiving!), steamed asparagus and rice. Then I also made a fruit crisp with apples, peaches, blackberries, walnuts, almonds and coconut for dessert. SO YUMMY.

So Mom and Lee were over for a couple of hours, and then headed home. Then about an hour after they left I got a knock on my door and when I answered, there was my brother, face pressed against the screen door and soaking wet from walking in the rain. XD;;

Today was his D&D day, and he walked one of his friends home, and since his friend lives about five blocks away from me he decided to stop by. So he came in and we ended up chatting for two-and-a-half hours. X3 I was so happy! My brother and I used to hate each other when we were younger, but about the time I turned 19 we started to get along. Now we're really good friends (mostly, we still squabble from time to time, of course) so I like spending time with him. And I don't get much quality time with him because of conflicting schedules and whatnot, so it was really nice. ^^

He left around 11:30pm, at which point I had to actually get working on garbage and recycling since tomorrow is pick-up day for my street. Fun stuff.

Then when I was done and checked my email, Dad had sent me one telling me that apparently there's a 3rd Lake Placid movie, so I checked online and found somewhere to watch it. AND IT'S ACTUALLY LIKE 200% BETTER THAN LAKE PLACID 2, SOMEHOW. Not as good as the first one, but I'm really enjoying it. I'll have to pick up a copy to bring down to Otakon with me next year, as it's been decided that 2011 is going to be Year Of The Croc/Alligator for Movies Sena Brings To The US With Her. 8D

Hmm, and other than all that...

Oh, got everything completely squared away with MDG, so this time next week Squall will be shipped off, which means he should get to me by next Friday at the latest. I'M SO EXCITED! FANCY LAPTOP IS FANCY!!

And did I mention it's officially set that I'm designing Sarah's wedding jewelry and doing all of the wedding photography? WELL IT IS. I HAVE MY FIRST ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY JOB ASDGH;KL!! Granted, I'm not charging her for it (I can't afford a wedding gift, so I'm doing the jewelry/photography pro-bono), but it can all go into my portfolio, so YAY! X33!!

That's about it for now. Ah, except I think on Friday I might drag Mom to Aji Sushi for lunch. I'll have to order for her since she won't know what anything is, but I want to show her that just because it has "Sushi" in the name doesn't mean everything is raw fish. I know she'll like the place once she tries it. ♥

Also? If the two freaking houseflies that are buzzing around here don't piss off soon, I might just go on a homicidal rampage. Just saying.

Other than that, today has been a really, really good day. :)

Sena out.
senashenta: (I Swear That I Am Up To No Good)
I'm at Mom's right now, just to hang out and chitchat. (I also said I'd help with some chores since she has stuff she needs to get done and I happen to be here.) My brother's friends should be arriving any time now for D&D; it was his birthday yesterday and all he asked for was permission to have all his friends over for the afternoon/evening to play. He's pretty easy to please. :)

Anyway, tomorrow I'm mailing Z off to Acer to have his screen repaired and his battery switched out, so I'll not have Internet access until after he gets back. Though I think I'm going to get a new laptop anyway and keep Z for travel since he's so tiny and lightweight.

So I looked into getting a laptop from MDG and they approved me for financing, which means I would be paying for it in installments. I need to get a bank statement and whatnot to send in with the signed contract tomorrow, and then they'll ship off the new laptop.

It's one that's got a 15.5" screen, a ton of RAM, 260MB harddrive AND A CD PLAYER/BURNER/DVDPLAYER/ETC. OMGYAY!! That was the one thing I hate about Z, he doesn't have a disc drive so I can't burn anything or install programs off discs. So on the new one I can install Microsoft Works and that kind of thing.

I need to think of a good name for teh new laptop... another tempermental wind name. My PC was/is called Tempest, and then my netbook is called Zephyr, so~~

EDIT: New!laptop will be called Squall. *sage nod*
senashenta: (Demyx (fanart))
Yesterday and the day before were really hectic. About a week ago, the neighbours across the street were getting rid of a pull-out couch, and since I'd been keeping an eye out for one ever since I moved here, I took it off their hands. But it was heavy as hell, so I couldn't get it up my steps. It spent several days in the driveway, covered in a tarp I borrowed from Mom and Lee.

Without my even asking though, M from downstairs offered to have a couple of his buddies come by and the three/four of them would do some moving of furniture for me; I was getting rid of my old couch and moving the new one in, and also getting rid of the futon from the back room.

The neighbours from downstairs that are jackasses are K and R, and they said they'd take the couch. And M, who is currently crashing at K and R's place until the end of the month, said he would gladly take the futon since he needs a couch AND a bed for his new place. This all works out perfectly for me since it means I don't have to figure out a way to haul them off to the dump or whatever. :P

So, as all the people who were supposed to help are relatively poor, I went out and bought some beer, and on the day everything was supposed to happen I got up early to put together a huge stew for lunch for everyone. It was nice to cook like that again, I haven't gotten to do it in forever. ♥

But.

Two days ago I had everything in here ready, and M was up and about... and no one else bothered to show up. -.-;; So after waiting around for a couple hours, he went out to find another of his friends and they moved the futon out. At least that way I could move everything into the back room and out of the way for the rest of the moving.

But still no one else showed up, so the couches couldn't be done. Finally we re-covered the new one with the tarp again, and I called my brother to ask if he could come down the next day (yesterday) to help out and get it all done and over with. And because he's awesome, he agreed. <3

Long story short, lots of hefting and lugging and cursing later, everything got moved out and in. I gave the beer to M and told him as far as I was concerned, it was all his since no one else bothered to help out (the friend who moved the futon got one though.) He also got as much of the stew and as many biscuits as he wanted.

He was happy about the beer, but the food went over even better; M's situation isn't good right now. He has little to no money and half the time he can't afford food. He goes to missions and churches when he can, but some days he just goes hungry.

M is such a ridiculously nice guy, so friendly and helpful and very quickly ending up like an uncle to me, the idea of him not having food because K and R can't be bothered sharing a box of KD with him really bothers me. So I offered that on the odd days when he just can't find anything to eat he could come and knock on my door and I would find him something.

I can't afford to feed him every day or anything, but once or twice a week should be doable. He was SO appreciative of it, and I'm really glad to help him out. He's just one of those great salt-of-the-earth people. Despite how much I dislike the people he's staying with, I'm more than happy to have him around. :)

Anyhoo, so today I finished organizing the living room, which has WAY more space now (I can fit a TON more shelves in!! ...now if only I could afford them. xD;;) and started on the back room as well. Eventually I'll have eight more small sets of shelves and one huge set that'll fit in here. STORAGE BABY, STORAGE!

I'm really glad I got the new couch and everything. It's awesomesauce. X3
senashenta: (Durr...)
Today was shopping day. Soooo busy and exhausting, but necessary nonetheless. Ah well.

So first was the dollar store for more canvasses... but they didn't have any. ~_~; I had to go to a different store later on to pick them up. I did get a pack of beads for a specific project while I was at the first one though, so at least it wasn't a complete waste of time.

After that was the actual grocery store, where many foodstuffs were purchased to be enjoyed at a later time. These spoils include but are not limited to; cheese, milk, stuffing mix, pizza pockets, shortcake cookies (low fat low sugar ones!!), bananas, etc. :D

Then Walmart where I got paper towel because I forgot about it at FoodBASIC until like ten seconds after I'd already checked out. >>; Also map-o-spread, lemon spread and cheese crackers. I also ended up with a bottle of Omega 3/6/9 supplements and two bottles of vitamin B12 even though I hadn't planned on it since I needed them next week but this week they turned out to be on sale for 50% off. ._. Half price supplaments are my friends since I have to take so many of them and they aren't included in any of my coverage. Bah.

While we were at Walmart MOM BOUGHT ME THE MOST AWESOME SPRING/AUTUMN OVERCOAT I FREAKING LOVE IT TO BITS AND ASDGH!! X3!! I was drooling over them and petting them and we (my brother and I, he came along this week) went to check out and she disappeared... then reappeared after we were all checked out with a coat for me. *A* I can't wait to wear it!! I LOVE MY MOM!!

I also bought a cheap winter coat today, since my expensive one doesn't fit anymore... like AT ALL. lol. I'm going to get it taken in next year, but this year there's no point because I'm going to lose a bunch more weight over the next few months and I'd just have to get it taken in a second time next fall. *shrug* The one I got today is really nice though, a pretty teal colour. ♥

After that we had lunch at the McDonalds in Walmart, and I was bad and had half a Big Mac and a handful of fries and a coke. I haven't had a burger since the US, so it was yummy even though it was horribly against my new diet. XD;;

Then, we dropped off some groceries at Sarah's place (she was sick and couldn't come with us), dropped my brother back off at home, then brought my groceries back here for me to put them away. Mom had a coffee while I organized and everything.

That done, we went back to Mom's place so she could put her groceries away, and I did a load of laundry. While I was there I went to the dollar store by her place and picked up the canvasses that I had been looking for at the other place, as well as a few goodies for P.O.S. packages--

Which reminds me. [livejournal.com profile] kierseth! 8D I've already got Cat McD and etc-kitty in on a new P.O.S. exchange, are you gonna join in too~? 8D

Anyhoo. Laundry done, we came back here to pack up a couple of kittens for a vet trip. Yayz.

Long story short? Orangey!kitten is... staying. *FACEPALM* Haha, I'm hopeless. At the same time, I just couldn't send him back to live with the downstairs neighbours where he would get no medical care and little to no decent food. Mom made a face when I said I was keeping him, but when I explained she understood; I told her that I was kind of feeling guilty over lying to them that I didn't have him, but kind of not at the same time, and she just shook her head and told me not to feel guilty about it because he wouldn't get the care he deserves with them. I'm still worried about the other two kittens they have.

But, since it's pretty obvious that he has worms (and fleas but what else is new?) I wanted to get him treated ASAP before they spread to the other cats. So I took him and Tia to the vet for their initial exam and shots, and got him worming meds. I also got Advantage flea treatment for all of the cats. All SIX of the cats. lmao.

The vet was nice and didn't charge me for the flea treatment for the kittens though. And I got a Kitten Kit for them (they give them away to clients with new kittens and have a puppy one for new puppies too; they have basic care info and a couple toys, a toothbrush, etc. I didn't really need any of it, but new toys are always fun. ♥)

So they got their initial shots and flea/worm treatment. Tia was soooo scared. She's so bold normally, but as soon as I put her into the carrier she got really nervous and afraid. She spent the entire time we were at the vet's clinging to me. Orangey on the other hand, wandered around like his cocky self. Haha.

Next month I have to take the two of them back in for boosters and to pick up more flea treatment since I have to give all the cats three doses (one today, one next month and one in November) since the fleas are so... numerous. >>;

OH. ORANGEY. IS NOT HIS NAME! Shocking, no? XD; I named him Gwydion, after a Celtic God. "Dion" for short. You should have seen the look I got from the receptionist when I told her the names. She was new though, all the usual nurses know my weird pentient toward unusual names; Osiris, Triton, Loki, Arjuna and now Tiamat and Gwydion.

lol for my Valdemar friends, yes, why indeed that's the same name as my fan-Grove-Born Companion. xD

Next week I need to get a tag and collar for Dion...

Anyway, that was that! I came home, let the kittens out of the crate... and crashed for like three hours. I was so exhausted, jeez. Today was just very draining. At least it was soft food treat night for the cats so all I had to do was open the cans and put the plates on the floor. XD

And tomorrow the downstairs neighbours are helping me to move the couch and futon out and move my new fold-out couch in. Yes, the same neighbours that I'm constantly bitching about. For the most part they're a pain in the ass but then sometimes they have random nice days. WTF right? So the people who live downstairs (K and his girlfriend) are taking the couch and M (K's uncle) is moving out at the end of the month so he says he'll take the futon. This is awesome because it means I don't have to try to figure out how to haul them to the dump.

As a thanks for helping out with so much heavy lifting and rearranging I bought them a case of beer and I'm going to cook a huge stew for them for lunch (since 90% of the time they can't even afford food I figure they'll appreciate it.)

Thus, tomorrow I have to get up early to move everything out of the way so that said rearranging will be easier to manage. Yep.

EDIT: Oh, and turns out I have to mail my laptop back to Acer to get it fixed. Mrr. Gonna have to do it next week. =/
senashenta: (Procrastinators Unite)
Ugh, I feel like such a zombie lately. My brain just isn't working right. It rather sucks actually. But anyway, I've procrastinated over updating my journal for long enough, I figure I should maybe actually, yanno, do it. Numbers to help me keep my thoughts organized, though everything's not really in any particular order. ♥

1) The cats have fleas. UGH. I have literally never had a flea outbreak in my house (despite the number of critters) and I'm seriously not pleased with it. In fact, it fucking sucks. The only saving grace is that they haven't gotten to the rabbits. Yet. I've tried practically everything to get rid of them, too; I flea bathed them all, gave them over-the-counter flea drops, gave them Vet prescription flea drops (which cost a fortune, btw), and then tried a flea spray (I treated the entire apartment as well.) Finally, in a last-ditch effort it was recommended that I shave them all down and do the flea spray again when they were nekkid, as there was a possibility that the spray wasn't getting all the way through their fur.

So! I went out and purchased an electric shaver (technically marketed for dogs, but whatever) for freaking $50 +tax. I figure at least I can use it on them every year in the spring to lessen the shedding epidemic when it starts getting warm. I can also use it on Pagan, since he's my only long-haired bun and tends to get mats on his underside at random intervals for no apparent reason and no matter how often I brush/groom him. Anyway.

I know my cats, and I knew that Loki was going to be the hardest one to do since he's such a nervous kitty. I decided to do him first to get him out of the way, and also because I figured that if I did him later he would find somewhere to hide as soon as he knew what was happening. What I didn't figure on was my lovely, cuddly, affectionate Loki-boy going ABSOLUTELY FUCKING POSTAL. .__.;

Mom and my brother were helping to hold him, and as soon as I turned the clippers on he WENT INTO A TERROR-INDUCED HOMICIDAL FREAK OUT. I knew he was going to be nervous and a little scared just like he is with anything new, but WHAT. THE. FUCK. It was like trying to hold down a MOUNTAIN LION, right down to the insane amount of personal injury; Mom got bitten a half dozen times on her hands, my brother got seriously MAULED from the elbow down on BOTH arms, and my left leg was mauled and he bit right through the nail on my right hand, completely severing it. Then this past Monday I went to the doctor's and Dr. K had a look and is pretty sure not only did he fuck my nail up but the crushing injury was so severe that he managed to actually break the tip of my finger bone off. So of course, my hand is taking IONS to heal and still hurts like a fucking bitch nearly two weeks later. ~__~;; Sooo...

All three of us trouped to the hospital when it happened and got antibiotics and Mom and my bro got tetanus shots since theirs weren't up to date. Fun times with the family, huh? So that was the adventure with trying to shave Loki, who is still not shaved and who will never be, short of drugging him into a coma beforehand. Haha. Neko, Juna and Tri are all 3/4 naked now, though, and with them the worst that happened was that Tri puffed his tail at me while I was doing it. Now I just need Mom to help me treat them with the spray again. Cross your fingers for me that it, you know, works this time. Because if it doesn't I'm out of options short of building little cabins and inviting the fleas to move in for life.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR THINGS I HAVEN'T TRIED YET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Haha, and then the hospital reported the "attack" (by law they have to) so the Health Unit called to talk with me and put Loki on quarantine for ten days just in case. This of course made me lol because whatever, he's a house cat anyway. XD He's officially off quarantine now though.

Loki and I have since made up, of course. :)

Moving on!

2) Today I got some catnip for the pride and sprinkled it down on the carpet in the living room. This is something I do on a regular basis, but it was particularly amusing this time because it's the first time Tia has been exposed to it. OMFG she was hilarious! I giggled at her for like half an hour while she zoomed around and rolled in it and licked the carpet and was generally all =OwO= It was really adorable. ♥

3) Aya finally shed! I'd had him for two months and nothing, even though the pet store peeps said all the rest of the ball pythons from his clutch did the week I got him. When I got home from the US he still hadn't shed and I was starting to get a little concerned. But then last week his pattern started to fade and his eyes clouded over. YAY. A few days later I peeked in the terrarium and the old skin was balled up in the corner by his hidey rock. ^^ I was hoping it would be straight so I could take a pic, but oh well. And he had been really lethargic since two weeks before I left for my vacation, but now he's all energetic again. Or at least as energetic as a snake can be. ^_~

4) Due to massive injuries and seriously excessive pain, I've spent the last two weeks unable to do pretty much any cleaning around here aside from sweeping a bit. I normally sweep/vacuum/mop/dust every couple of days, and not being able to do it was driving me nuts; the floor and carpets were a disaster, dishes (which I also do every couple of days) were piling up... last week I couldn't even clean out the rabbit/rat cages, which I HATED because it meant my poor babies had icky living conditions for a whole week.

Luckily, the last couple of days the pain has subsided a bit; not much, but enough that I could vacuum the place and do a few dishes (not all of them because my finger started throbbing again halfway through) and tonight I managed to finagal my way through cleaning all the cages out. YAYZ! Now I don't feel guilty and like a terrible Mom anymore. Whew.

Also got my bathroom tidied and reorganized, which it's needed for ages.

5) Today I took a wander downtown. It was nice out, just a little cool so I got to wear my (faux) leather jacket, which fits me again whoo! I went to the dollar store for a gift bag for a Christmas gift that I've already got 90% finished and a new shower curtain (I have to replace it every couple months because the cats like to play with them and trash them in the process), then went to Salon Salon and got my eyebrows waxed because they really really needed it. I also picked up the bulk order of eyepins I ordered from Magpie Beads like two months ago.

Speaking of which... MAGPIE BEADS IS CLOSING!! DDD8 They're moving to Barrie! They're the only bead store in town and they're leaving meeeeee! *WEEPS*

Right. So after that I had to go across town to pick up some prescriptions, and while I was around there I went into the Dollarama; got some odds and ends, mostly for other people lol. Then I went to Blockbuster to look at previously viewed movies... and they were having a huge sale on them. I got eleven movies for just over forty bucks! ASDGH! I may have had a little mental flail. XD

I picked up Terminator: Salvation, Battle for Terra, Drag Me to Hell, Zombieland, The Rundown (my Rock movie collection is ever expanding! X3), The Patriot, The Alphabet Killer, Swarmed, The Black Hole, Dragonball Evolution (out of morbid curiosity; and it only cost me $3) and Ghost Machine, which I'm watching right now. ♥

And the sale is on until Oct 3rd, so Imma go back for a few more when I get my money at the end of the month. I'm gonna try to sell some stuff in the meantime to make up for it. Hehehehe new movies make me happy. :3

6) Other than picking up some DVDs, I've seem some newer movies lately too. I'm partway through Predators, which is turning out to be fun. I won't have a concrete opinion on it until I've watched it all though. Wish I could find a better copy online... maybe I'll just wait until it comes out on DVD and pick it up to finish watching it.

Piranha 3D; I didn't watch it in 3D, obviously, but... OMFG. It was AWESOME. >3!! Prehistoric piranha + spring break = fucking fun times! I was a little surprised how gory it was, actually. Not that it bothered me since I'm already so desensitized to cinema violence, but about halfway through it just suddenly struck me that there was A LOT of gore. Go figure.

Resident Evil: Afterlife; EEEEE NEW RESIDENT EVIL MOVIE!!

The Last Exorcism; This one started out really slowly, and I almost gave up on it. It did get really interesting about halfway through, though, and was quite good from then on. The only thing I disliked was that it was filmed like a documentary (like The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield), and I'm not overly fond of that way of filming. But it was good for what it was.

I just saw a preview for this movie, too, and it looks amazing and creepy and I really want to see it:



7) I have packages for the following peeps, which I swear I'll be mailing out soon. No really. Steph & Reppy, Lome, Kiin-bb, Maddie & Chloe and Mari. ♥

[livejournal.com profile] kierseth, [livejournal.com profile] etcetera_cat and [livejournal.com profile] cat_mcdougall. HEY YOU GUYS. We haven't done a proper P.O.S. exchange in forever! Want to organize one again? ^_^

8) Dad is coming up later this week to stop in for a visit. He's picking up his and Lois' souvenirs and the movies I borrowed from him last time I was down back in May. He's also bringing me a bunch more b-grade movies to replace them, which makes me happy because, I mean, B-GRADE MOVIES WUT. xD

I'm thinking about asking if I can go back with him to visit for a couple of days. I told him I'd help him go through the rest of Aunt Cheryl's stuff in the barn, and I want to get that done before it gets too cold out. Plus I'd just like to visit with him and Lois and the dogs a bit. I don't get to do that often enough. =/

9) I had an appointment in Toronto with the dietitian a couple weeks back. I have to go every 3-4 months for a checkup and bloodwork. I'm told my weight loss is going very well and I'm perfectly on track for where I should be (I've lost 80lbs since Feb 26th), so probably by February I'll be down to about my target weight of 130-140lbs. The only thing is that they're concerned I'm not getting enough protein in my diet, so I'm supposed to try having more in the way of cheese/eggs/etc. *shrug*

Anyhoo, the dietitian called today and left a message regarding the results of my bloodwork; my iron is low, so she wants me to go on iron supplements daily (I normally only take them when I'm on my period) and my vitamin C was really low which makes no sense considering the amount of vitamin C rich fruits and drinks I eat but she wants me to take vitamin C pills too. She also noted that my white blood cell count was high, but at the time they took the blood I was just getting over a bad cold so that doesn't surprise me.

10) Yesterday I took my camera and did a video tour of my apartment to post on FB for people, since I apparently fail at posting pics despite peeps on my f-list there and here asking for them. >>; But then I got carried away and it ended up way too long, so when I tried to upload it it didn't work. *facepalm* Guess I'm doing another one tomorrow. A shorter one. lol.

11) Been rewatching House on DVD; the first five seasons. I just finished yesterday. The season 4 finale made me bawl like a baby. AGAIN. ~_~;

12) Back when I was down in Dayton I was supposed to paint with Chloe, but somehow we just never got around to it. But when I got back home I still kind of had the itch to do it, so I picked up a couple of medium-sized canvasses. My first painting is maybe a third done now. Haha, I haven't painted in forever, and this is my very first painting actually on canvas! I'm really enjoying it (even though my injured hand is making things difficult) and I plan to do a few more.

Funnily enough, the first painting started off as kind of an abstract idea but has given birth to a new character/species. He doesn't have a name yet, but I think he might fit into the same world as Terra/Ilo/Celine/Aysel. I really like his design, so I plan to do more sketches of him, and maybe another larger and more detailed painting.

I'm considering doing painting for people for Christmas this year, too. Would anyone like a Sena!painting? 83

13) Mom and Lee are on vacation right now. They're coming back tomorrow; they just spent a few days off in an out of the way cabin-type place where they could both relax and everything. They really needed it, they've both been totally fried out between one thing and another. Hopefully a few days away will have helped.

In any case, I called yesterday to invite my brother over here for dinner but he had friends over. So instead we decided that I'm going over there tomorrow to visit and make supper for him and Mom and Lee when they get home. ♥

14) I NEED MONIES. $__$ Does anyone out there want a pony or jewelry commission or something? :3
senashenta: (In And Out Of My Mind)
So, no real entries from me in a while. Why, you ask? Well, for those of you not following the avalanche of Tweets I posted about it (they were forwarded here too, but I don't imagine many people payed attention to them in my LJ), let me tell you.

My Internet was out. FOR ALMOST ELEVEN FULL DAYS. DX

It went out on a Wednesday, and I finally called Rogers on Friday morning when I woke up and it was still out. It was then I was informed that they couldn't get a repair tech out to fix it until THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY. As in EIGHT DAYS later. *facepalm* Way to FAIL, Rogers!

Then when the tech finally came on Saturday (he was supposed to be here between 2pm and 5pm, but of course didn't arrive until 6), he was here for a grand total of five freaking minutes, just long enough to PLUG MY NET BACK IN because someone had disconnected it down where the lines enter the building in the utility room. =__=;;

Anyway, Internets are back again. I spent that whole eleven days basically working on beading stuff for the upcoming cons, watching a FUCKTON of movies, glaring at my modem and going moderately insane from boredom and Net withdrawal.

Not much else to report, except that I'm flailing over last minute Otakon stuff right now. Trying to decide which beads to bring with me to work on stuff at the table since I can't fit all of them into my suitcases. Packing and re-packing said suitcases to try to fit as much in as I can. Man, I have a ton of stuff this year, not because of cosplay or anything (like the last two years) but because of all the Artist Alley things. >>;

Oh, and I have a bunch of granola bars and other snacky foods packed because with my new diet I have to eat snacks throughout the day and IDK where I'd buy them down there. Plus granola bars were on sale when we did groceries yesterday, so I got four boxes of them and a box of pop tarts (which were also on sale.) And I also have a can of cashews (for protein!!) and a bag of marshmallow candies just because. And a pack of strawberry wafer cookies. And maple cookies for everyone else, even though I don't eat them. XD;; Haha.

Other than that, the only mentionable thing is Wabora. X3!

On Tuesday night I took Mom, Lee, Grandma and my brother to Wabora for dinner. Wabora is a fusion Japanese steakhouse in Bracebridge; they've been there about three years now. Anyway, THEY DO TEPPANYAKI. I've wanted to go ever since they opened, but it's obviously rather expensive so I couldn't.

But when my money from the tax rebate came in last month I decided as a thank you to my family for everything they'd done for me over the last few years I'd treat them to the hibachi show/dinner at Wabora. I took $320 with me and told them to order whatever they wanted, too.

The only one that was worried about it was Lee because he doesn't know much about Japanese cuisine. But since it's a fusion steakhouse they have a lot of western foods on the menu as well, so I knew he'd be able to find something he liked. And I knew for a fact that he would enjoy the show, even if the food wasn't 100% to his taste.

But I think of all of us, he was the one who had the most fun. It was awesome to see him enjoy himself that much. Same with Mom and my brother. (My bro was SUPER excited when he heard we were going to a teppanyaki restaurant!)

So I got a combo plate with chicken and teriyaki steak (half of it is in my fridge right now since I couldn't finish it lawl) and my brother got a combo plate with lobster and scallops, and we trades so we could both try everything. We also shared a sake sampler, which was a little bit of four different kinds of sake. It went straight to my head. Oops? xD;

I wanted to try the blueberry sparkling sake, but they didn't have any when I asked. =/

And I got really yummy pomegranate tea, and tried the tempura ice cream (green tea flavour!) for dessert. It was an AWESOME meal and show, even though it was expensive ($230 total with the tip. >>;;) and I would love to go again some time. Lee says he fully plans to go again as well, which is great to hear because there aren't many foreign restaurants he's willing to go to. ♥
senashenta: (ZOMG! Envy)
So being all proud that I walked all the way from downtown to Mom's place? Yeaaaah. When I woke up the next day my body HATED me for it. My knee and one of my hips are currently seizing up off-and-on every ten minutes or so, and have been since yesterday. Muscle relaxants; they are my friends.

Other than that, I ended up staying at Mom's place and hanging with my brother until like 10pm yesterday before I finally called a taxi and came home. XD;; Then I pretty much just fed the critters and then went to bed.

Today I had an appointment with my doctor, where she weighed me and asked me various questions and generally got my medical charts caught up. My prescriptions are also changed a bit now, I have to pick the new ones up tomorrow or the next day.

After the appointment I walked downtown (slowly, with my cane this time) and went to the dollar store because I needed some fine tip black markers (for addressing the packages I have to mail.) On the way home I stopped at Euphoria and got myself a berry blend smoothie and a chicken fajita wrap for lunch/dinner. ♥

And now I'm watching Robin Hood on tvshack.

OH. My rl bff is back here from England for a while, and am hoping to actually get to visit with her this time. We have tentatively decided to go out for sushi together some time this week. But since email/facebook convos don't tend to stick with her very well sometimes, I'm going to give her a ring tonight and see if we can finalize our plans over the phone. :3

EDIT: EDAMAME! *MUNCHMUNCH*
senashenta: (For Now A Sandwich)
So I was only supposed to spend one night here watching movies with my brother, but today after I got up we ended up deciding I was going to crash here tonight too. Last night we watched The Princess and The Frog and Monsters vs Aliens, and then tonight we're watching Hercules and Mulan. Animated movie nights ftw! ♥

Anyway, I had to go home and feed the cats first so we took the bus downtown and headed to my place. There was a pleasant surprise waiting for us in that Juna hadn't knocked all my knickknacks off the shelves while I was gone. So we fed the kitties, buns and rats and filled up all the corresponding water bottles and dishes, then headed out again.

We walked from downtown up to Fittons since the busses only run until five on Saturdays. It took us like an hour because it's all uphill but I managed to do the whole walk without my cane and only had to stop to rest once. That is a MASSIVE improvement, and I was super happy when we arrived. I was sore (still am) but it's a huge accomplishment for me. ^_^

At the corner of Fittons we stopped at Subway and got dinner, but apparently the lunchmeat on an assorted sub doesn't agree with me anymore. SADFAISE. ;A; So I ended up bringing my half-sub home and took some gravol, then just ate the veggies off it and gave the meat to my brother. On the way back to Mom's place we stopped at Tim Hortons so I could get a french vanilla cappuccino, which I am still sipping at like an hour and a half later. xD;;

So basically it's been a busy day and I'm exhausted but in a good way. Tomorrow I'm going home though, and I'm not sure if I'm walking or taking a cab. *shrug* Guess I'll decide when the time comes.

Tomorrow night I have to go at and wrap up everything that I have to ship on Monday/Tuesday though. I have liike ten packages to mail because of selling all that stuff on ebay this last week. Yep.

On Trunks

May. 12th, 2010 09:34 pm
senashenta: (I Like Him He Says Okie Dokie!)
Mom and Lee have a week of holidays starting tomorrow, so they're taking off to Collingwood for a few days for a mini-vacation-ish-thing. My brother is going to watch the dog and cat for them. Used to be that I would go over and stay at their place to do that, back when I was living with Sarah and she could feed/etc. my cats and other critters, but now I have no one to do that. But whatever.

In any case, I'm going over for tomorrow night anyway because I was talking to my brother yesterday and he invited me over to watch movies and hang out for a night. (Actually he asked if I wanted to come over for a couple nights, but I can only swing the one.) So tomorrow I'm going to feed the cats/buns/rats early and then head up to spend the night bonding with my little bro.

It's funny, up until I was about 17/18 the two of us didn't get along AT ALL. I loved him, but I HATED him too, haha, and it was totally mutual. But when I moved out for the first time (just for three months in the fall/winter, right back when I first started keeping this journal) everything practically changed overnight and now we get along super well. ^_^

Now we hang out on a regular basis and he'll come over to help me out with moving stuff if I need to, and sometimes he'll call me and ask if I want to/am willing to come over and cook for him (he is obsessed with my shepherd's pie and lasagna, and more recently lemon-thyme pollock) and like tomorrow, he just asked me to come over for a movie night (I'm making him shepherd's pie too, but he doesn't know that yet.)

Turns out he's actually a pretty decent human being, aside from being unemployed and kinna a leech on Mom and Lee for the last year and a bit. XD Now I love him 'cause he's my brother, just without the hatred half-spoiling it. ♥ lmao.

...

French vanilla cappuccino with milk. Yum! :D /random
senashenta: (...Would Like To Lick You)
You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out.


Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sweetwithdrawl, even though I'm supposed to be sleeping. >>;

Meme goes HERE. )

AND ALSO:

Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in or curious about. It can be anything from my favorite possession to anything else. Leave your requests as a comment to this entry, I'll snap the pictures and post them in the next post/comments.
senashenta: (Even Darkness Must Pass)
I got my hair cut yesterday. It's not super short like last time, but kind of a bob-cut, but with the front longer than the back. I like it... however. My hair has a tendency to flip outward when it's short, which it is doing with a vengence, so now if I want my hair to look really nice I have to blowdry it and use the curling iron and hairspray. *facepalm* Oh well. Most days I don't care if it spikes up and flips out, and if I do want it to look nice it's short enough it shouldn't take too long to style. Photos later.

Phantom, my rabbit who hates everyone of the human persuasion, and has ever since I got her because she was massively undersocialized as a baby, likes my brother. Phantom likes my brother. WUT? I don't get it. Whenever anyone else (including me, and I've had her for five years and never done nothing but shower her with affection) picks her up or touches her, she panicks and hyperventilates, shakes and grunts and wheezes because she's so freaked out. Yesterday I got my brother to help me clip her nails and she was like :3 in his lap the entire time. ASDGH WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?! I JUST WANT HER TO LIKE ME! ;A;

Finally... my step-dad got a call a couple of days ago that one of his friends, Wally, had a heart attack. Aparently, he called 911, but when the paramedics got there, he was out of it. They had to put a breathing tube in, and when they did his heart stopped; it was stopped for fifteen minutes while the paramedics worked on him on the way to the hospital. They got his heart started up again, and he's in the ICU. As of yesterday they were waiting to see if he had brain damage... and today they did some scans, and he does have a lot of it from lack of oxygen when his heart was stopped. He hadn't woken up, and at this point if he doesn't improve by Monday they're planning to pull the plug.

It's really hard on Lee, since Wally is his close friend, and they've known each other most of their lives. They got together last weekend to play music together. Wally was even set to open a restaurant in two weeks, which is something he's been planning forever.

I'm worried about Lee, and so is Mom and my brother. I don't know how I really feel, it's weird because even I've known Wally for eighteen years. He's a really nice guy, and a good person, a good friend. He used to make me laugh when I was a kid. He doesn't deserve this... I hope he'll be okay, but realistically I know it's not likely. It's really sad...
senashenta: (Roxas: content smile)
This morning I watched Monsters vs Aliens and now I'm in the middle of watching The Bone Snatcher. MvA was cute in a Dreamworks kind of way. I really wanted to see it because Hugh Laurie did the voice of Dr. Cockroach for it. XD; And TBS is one that Dad recommended to me a while back and I just managed to find. It's a b-grade, with a bone-creature eating people and everything. Fun stuff.

My brother fixed his computer last night, he had to take it all apart and put it back together again but now it's running fine, which means he's no longer bored and I can have my PS2 back. lol. In a not-really-but-maybe-a-little related note, I want KH Final Mix, but sadly can't afford it right now. ;A;

Today I went up to the corner. My legs have gotten so bad that even just walking the few blocks there practically cripples me and I have to sit around outside the buildings or whatever until I can walk home again. -__-;

Anyway, I picked up a few Canada souvenirs to send to Jose, and some more beads and charms for making phone straps and earrings for Anime North. They also have those vacuum bags, you know the ones that you put stuff in and then vacuum all the air out to save space? So I grabbed a couple to try. If they work, they'll make packing for cons way easier from now on.

Then I went to the used bookstore to look at the manga. There wasn't any I was interested in, but I did get two other books, The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz, and Vespers by Jeff Rovin. I'm in a horror kind of mood, I guess. While I was there, I was set upon by one of the store cats, Finley. There's two that live there (the other is Molly), and they're both sweethearts. But I'd forgotten I had some catnip in my coat pocket the other day that I got at the pet store for my cats, and Finley seemed intent on getting it. I was paying for my books and the next thing I knew he was on the counter with his head stuck in my coat pocket. XD; It was really cute.

MADDIE: I got more star beads for you today. I could only get six packs since that's all they had right now, but I'll pick up more later on when they get them in again. ♥

Aaaaand now for some RP rambling, so if you don't care to hear about it, you can stop reading from here on. :D

Holy hell, I posted a Roxas journal a couple days ago, and I swear half of TV just POUNCED on him. XD It was awesome, but I could barely keep up lol. Anyway, he made friends with Natsu, Lavi and Lenalee (who is one of his roommates). He may also be leaning toward being frienemies with Joshua. And he had a chat with Riku. That same day he talked with Sora since Naminé and Riku thought it was a good idea. And a couple days ago he made friends with Soul. Today he's talking to Reborn, who is another of his roommates. The only one he has yet to meet is Captain Sparrow.

I am amused.

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Today's photo is of the new shiny dangly thing that Mom bought for me on Thursday. 8D I love my shinies. I was very sad to have to pack most of them away in storage when I moved back here. I do have room for a few though, so~

lol my brother was up all night playing Kingdom Hearts II and when I got up today he ambushed me in the hallway and went "AXEL DIED! TT~~TT" And I was torn between giving him a patpat and snortsnickering at him. XD;; It was really quite funny. ♥

Also, finally managed to find mp3s of Sanctuary and the English version of Simple and Clean. Am pleased with that.
senashenta: (I Won't Be Broken Again)
Ugh, the Apo-Divalproex is really kicking my ass since Dr K upped my dosage. But then on top of that I haven't been feeling super great anyway. I'm really depressed still. >.<; Bad enough that Mom's noticed and asked me about it today. Normally no one can tell when I'm like this because I fake being fine. =_=; IDK, I've just been going downhill the last couple of months for no apparent reason.

Anyway, today my box of snacks from j-list came in. I ordered them a couple weeks ago. Wildberry pocky, different flavours of mochi candy, custard hi-chews and lotte lime-yuzu gum for Mom. The mochi candy is gone already. It was so yummy. :3 The grape was the best~! I might order some more in a couple weeks.

Oh, and my brother's PC completely died yesterday, so he spent all yesterday in a major snit. Now he's alright again, but he borrowed my PS2 to play Kingdom Hearts and FFXII, since he can't pass the time playing City of Heroes on the computer. I think he's probably planning to use his tax money to pay to have his PC fixed when it comes in.

Also, thank you Sethi and Kazzie~! I got PSP working again though, so it's all good. XD;; I was doing a poster for Esprit Studios to get printed off for my booth at AN, so with that done I'm good. I just have to actually get the posters printed. (Two so I can keep one in case the one at AN gets ripped up or whatever.)

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