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May 22nd, 2015

10:45 pm - I have one less cat
Talk of pet death under the cutCollapse )

*I don't have any appropriate icons for this on Dreamwidth and I'm not in any mood to upload one, so please excuse the dissonance.
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February 27th, 2015

01:05 pm - Rest In Peace, Leonard Nimoy
I knew he was sick, but the news still hit me like a blow from a blind spot. How's everyone doing?

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January 30th, 2015

03:28 pm - We had a kinda scary situation at work yesterday
Some guy tried to carjack someone in our parking lot last night at gunpoint. I don't know the specifics of what happened next, since I was on my lunch break when most of this happened, but the guy ended up inside the store somehow, waving the gun around and threatening people. He retreated back outside at some point and tried to hide in the bed of someone's pick-up truck, but was quickly surrounded by police and arrested. No one was hurt, but people were pretty freaked out and I must admit it gave me chills hearing about it.

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January 1st, 2015

11:19 pm - So, it's been 2015 for almost a whole day
In my time zone, anyway. What did you all end up getting up to? What are your resolutions, if any? Did you have a good day?

C'mon, guys, I haven't heard from you since last year ;)

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December 31st, 2014

11:26 pm - Last post of the year
 Aaand I don't really have anything much to say. I was gonna ask about everyone's plans, but I really ought to have done that earlier. Ah, well.

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December 29th, 2014

06:05 pm - Just in case there were any lingering doubts about how big a loser I am...
 I'm actually sort of disappointed that I don't work on the first. Saying, "I haven't seen you since last year!" isn't as funny on the second.
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November 20th, 2014

02:06 pm - Happy Birthday to me~
 So, this is it. The day has come. I am now, according to the official numbers, closer to thirty years old than twenty.

Odd how it feels so much the same and yet also so... weird.
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August 28th, 2014

08:18 pm - So, um, depressing post time
 My grandfather died to day, after spending over two weeks in the hospital. I started to type up a big explanation of what was going on in that time, but then nixed it since I don't think anyone wants to read about all that and it was only making me angry. The short form is that we (my mother, my siblings and myself) found out he'd been hospitalized less than twenty-four hours after we (my mother, my two youngest siblings and myself) left from a weekend visit. The whole situation has felt very surreal largely for that reason, also because of the ups and downs he went through; he was, in fact, expected to be dead by the end of the first week. I thought I would be able to better wrap my head around things once the time had come, but... well, surprise, not the case. I don't suppose it'll feel real until the funeral.

On the bright side, he was unconscious for most of the experience, most likely unaware of any pain. I'm grateful that my last memories of him will be of the pleasant visit we all had just before this went down. I only wish my other brother and his family could have made the trip, too.

If anyone can spare the time, I could really use some positive recs. Pics, fics, vids, whatever your go-to for cheering up is. My usuals aren't doing it for me just now.

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June 26th, 2014

07:43 am - Tumblr is a laziness-enabler
There are a number of reasons I'm fond of Tumblr, but it sucks as a platform for discussion. And, okay, I knew that going in, but I didn't anticipate just how frustrating, say, looking for people talking about new episodes of stuff would be. On forums, there are threads, often designated threads. On journal comms, there are discussion posts where everyone gathers. On Tumblr, there are posts upon posts hidden behind cuts that might contain thoughtful insight or might contain two-sentence, nondescript flailing. Not that I have anything against the latter on principle, mind you, but it's not what I'd consider worth opening a new tab for. Just. Bleh. Whatever.

I clearly need to ease myself back into the journaling platforms.

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May 31st, 2014

04:41 pm - Wow, it has been a long time...
I can honestly say I didn't expect to get as into Tumblr as I have. It's just so quick and simple, perfect for a lazybody like me. Still blows my mind and hurts my heart to realize how little attention I've spared for DW and LJ, though.

Anyway, my primary motivation in posting today is for yet another sad pet update. Our snake, Isis, died last week and today I said goodbye to two of my kitties-- Chuckles and Storm Cloud, specifically-- as I sent them on their way to a new home because our new place has a limit of two free-roaming pets. On the bright side, their new slave is a lady I work with and who I trust to look after them well.

For those keeping track, I'm down to just two cats. It is... indescribably empty-feeling without more animals around.

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