20 March 2009 @ 04:00 pm
So I had this awesome job, right? ::LOUD BUZZER SOUND::  
In other news George and Fred are doing AMAZING. George (the younger) got a really awesome therapist and is even taking college classes now! Fred is talking to GIRLS and feeling confident in himself.

My step-brother is getting married on May 17th. Damon* and I will be in the Bay Area for the event.

Apparently I am not so much with the awesome job having anymore. I lost my job last week. ::SUCK:: Let me essplain to you exactly how this girl "lost" (WHERE ARE MY KEYS!!) her job...

My boyfriend, Damon*, had cranial decompression (brain) surgery on March 2nd. I took that week and the following Monday off of work to help him out. When I went back to work on Tuesday the 10th, I was Terminated and escorted from the office by 11:00.

So like... a whole month in advance I submitted some vacation days and they were approved. Upon returning from said vacation days I was axed. FOR NO GOOD REASON. There were no company cut backs. No tightening of the belts We Can't Afford IT Anymore. Nope. The NY office has just been systematically removing things from the CA office that were too antithetical to a NY Attitude. And apparently *I* am antithetical to a NY 'Tude.

Which is totally true. I'm bright, friendly, speak slowly and clearly so that the listener can understand me, oh and I genuinely LIKE and am exceedingly FRIENDLY with ALL of my co-workers/users. Not that NY peeps are all assholes, but I sometimes even nauseate my fellow Californians with my bright, sunny and perky disposition. Shame on ME!

\/\/ (whatever hands)

So I went back to Damon's house promptly picked up where I'd left off the night before, taking care of Damon while he recovers from BRAIN SURGERY. Damon was treated for his Chiari Malformation, learn here. He's doing AMAZING. In part because I'm an awesome care giver. No, really. I skeered a nurse. And am officially in charge of a six foot 220lbs Grown Ass Man until April 1st, when we will evaluate his ability to self-care and NOT over-flipping-do-it.

These days there's nothing shinier than: putting your tiny 5'3 self in front of a 6'0 tall man, slapping your hand onto his chest and calmly telling him to Stop and put the pliers down and he does. He actually goes limp and relaxed and sits on the couch like a schooled little boy. And if he's been very good and relaxing a lot he gets blow jobs and sex. Because we believe in positive reinforcement and we totally loves our Damon.
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grooving to: Fila Brazillia - The Bugs Will Bite (Groove Salad: a nicely chilled plate of ambient beats and groov
mood:: aggravated
14 October 2008 @ 09:15 am
Voice Post - Update of sorts.  

1. Still allergic to Southern California.
2. Moving to the Santa Monica area into a Bachelor - room w/hotplate & Microwave. no kitchen.
3. Work Office moving to Glendale early November. OH GOD I MIGHT DIE FROM THE PRESSURE.
4. [livejournal.com profile] gelasius and I are On Hold.
5. We are PALS.
6. NO BASCON FOR ME. As my office is moving that VERY WEEKEND.
7. AND my boss is in town for TWO WEEKS.
8. I might DIE.
9. The new phone means you should be hearing from me more.

Sadly that last one turned out to be a dirty dirty LIE!
13 February 2008 @ 12:40 am
The Family is GOOD. Work is also good. Girlfriend is awesome!  
George and Fred are doing really really awesome. George is taking classical guitar lessons and helping Dad out with the computer business. Fred can handle his stress hectic job without the desperate urge to run from the room. Fred is also back to photography! He and Dad accidentally discovered this new lighting method to use in the house and the results are BREATH TAKING OMG!! Like... Fred's soul? Aura, essence, State of Being shows up in his photography. George's in his music. And Fred's photography is so... gah. I'll try to get some for posting, but it may prove to be difficult, perfectionist that he is.

Work continues to be awesome.

[livejournal.com profile] gelasius is coming out for our birthdays - end of March or early April. Yes, I'll be bringing her 'round. Or maybe we'll all just meet up for chicken and waffles?
mood:: relaxed
grooving to: Claude VonStroke - Cicada 17 Year Mix [Justin Martin Remix]
31 December 2007 @ 01:08 am
So hey whirld. How you be?  
I'm goooood. [/peanut]

So you wanna hear what's been going on? I know I haven't told you in a while. Wow. I feel all powerful and full of rich juicy gossip. Or something. Okay we're going to do this in list format:
  • My Parents are now living in Berkeley full time.
  • With George and Fred.
  • George is doing AWESOME.
  • Fred is good pretty damn good.
  • I LOVE MY JOB LIKE BURNING. I'm sending my NY cohorts baked goods to reward them for their AWESOMENESS.
  • i have no off season for pollen disease in southern california. this makes me very upset. but i refuse to emote over it. so this is my pissy non-emoting font.
  • My girlfriend? Yeah, the same one as before. SHE LOVES ME LIKE BURNING. And there were those few months between my NY trip and wincon where she was doing a *thing* and coming to grips with our relationship and RAN AWAY AND WASN'T TALKING TO ME. And stuff. And so I gave her some space. Which was pretty easy because that was the time George was in and out of the hospital and then Fred and... stuff. So [livejournal.com profile] gelasius had space and we talked about it and it brought us closer (as these things do with us) AND NOW SHE IS THE MOST AWESOME GIRLFRIEND IN CREATION. Oh wait 'till I tell you about Chicago bitches. It gets its own post. THERE WAS SO MUCH GOOD FOOD OMG. And this white stuff, on the ground? I think they call it snow? ;-D
  • Did I mention I got a raise at my 90 day review? And I wasn't even *supposed* to. THEY LOVE ME THAT MUCH. *\o/*
This update was interrupted by [livejournal.com profile] permetaform's need to go to the hospital - again. She's totally fine! It turns out the advice nurse (on the phone) was over reacting a bit and the ER doc totally didn't think it meritted an ER vist. [livejournal.com profile] permetaform has a delightful account here
  • Life is my new favorite show. Expect pimping.
  • The music on Life just... rocks my world. I want ALL of it. Every ep has me scouring the interwebs for tracks and artists I never even heard of before. And there is a convenient list here.
  • I went to a dyke bar in Chicago and discovered that I'm ridonkulously gay for [livejournal.com profile] gelasius but not quite so gay for the world, while [livejournal.com profile] gelasius is perhaps a little more gay. More details in a post that is not the general Chicago post.
  • I can not work 15 hour days ontop of "normal" 12 hour days. And don't get mad at my job. I did that to myself. I mean granted, I support a bunch of impatient, can't-clear-a-paper-jam-to-save-their-lives LA people but Jack (my boss) also agrees that I was working too much. Y'know... BECAUSE I BROKE STUFF AND THEN GOT ON A PLANE FOR CHICAGO. ::cough:: And he uh... had to clean up my mess.
  • I haven't been to the Bay Area in almost a month and I Am Fiending. Which I put in the WIN collumn of LA Hasn't Turned Me.
  • [livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa wrote me bandom baby fic for christmas. No for srs. Look!
  • [livejournal.com profile] gelasius and I talk on the phone, near daily, for like 4 hours at a stretch.
  • I'm sure there's more, but I'm tired and I started this post more than 24 hours ago. It needs posting.
Anything you wanna know?
mood:: content
grooving to: Dexter 2x07-12 and then Tin Man
23 October 2007 @ 07:18 pm
[PSA] We are NOT taking I-5 home.  
Fear not! A lovely co-worker told me about the fires on I-5. [livejournal.com profile] permetaform and I aren't going home tonight as previously planned. We'll be driving home tomorrow IN THE DAY TIME down HWY 101 (or HWY99 and some other fire free junction). It might take us ALL DAMN DAY, which is why we're leaving TOMORROW, in the morning-ish.


ALSO! Remember when I turned a bunch of you onto the splendiferous Mr. Timberlake? Well I plan to do the same with Cobra Starship. WHEREIN THERE IS AN ENTIRE SONG OF WORSHIP TO THE SPLENDIFEROUS MR. TIMBERLAKE.


Dammit. WHY DON'T I HAVE A GABE SAPORTA ICON YET!! GAH!! ::stalks off to amend::
grooving to: Cobra Starship - Kiss My SAss
locale: San Francisco. Kearny St.
23 October 2007 @ 08:17 am
Voice Post - Jack* and Kyle*!!! BEST BOSSES OF EVER  
Jack = Jackass boss of awesome!
Kyle = Gentleman NotMy!boss of awesome!
I have one more boss who makes more horrible puns than I do. &heart;!!


* names not real
08 October 2007 @ 07:19 pm
Voice Post  
21 September 2007 @ 08:55 pm
When Izzie won the emmy my brain did this:

Not the older woman who yelled at Tony Soprano like ALL THE TIME.

Not the large woman.

Not the round black woman.

And certainly not the Chinese woman.

It was the tall young blonde woman who cries pathetically that won an emmy?

Riiiiiiight. Because that makes sense. TO LOOKIST RACIST TOOLS!

In other news. I'd like to show you an e-mail exchange between me and my geek boss, which was sent across the whole of our IT department - minus the tool who's quitting (so really just the 4 of us!). Oh and this is VERBATIM:

fashes: I found this utility (see attachment) through digg.com and I've been using it for a little over a year. It rocks.
Geek Boss: Hacker Alert! Run!
fashes: Yes, yes. I just hacked into a user's machine to stare at his event logs! OH THE HORROR!!


My job is SO made of WIN!! And the HR lady wants us (the new gals) to start exploring local restaurants! And I think the hot latina I lust in the general direction of was flirting with me today.

Maybe. ::tiny fist pump::
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mood:: aggravated
grooving to: Ryan Seacrest being all tool shaped
21 September 2007 @ 05:42 pm
Voice Post: It's raining in la la land!  
mood:: cheerful
20 September 2007 @ 09:51 pm
So remember that girl that George was dating and dumped him?  
Chia committed suicide a few days ago. George found out yesterday.

Oh and Fred had his first psychotic break last night. Fred's 27.

I am in my logic place. Where unsettling emotions don't unsettle me.



B'c yesterday after the Tool was being all TOOL SHAPED My two bosses in New York TOTALLY CALLED ME to offer support and said nice things. And then today one of them would call and the other would e-mail me whenever I e-mailed the lot of IT with questions. AND I TOTALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE TOOL EVEN ONE TIME. \o/

And my shiny geek boss showed up at work this morning and EVERY TIME HE TALKS TO ME HE ASKS ME HOW I'M DOING. Not in that "Fine. Fine" sort of way, but genuine concern and stuff. And everybody thinks I'm a rock star!

I have another whole post to do on the difference between jerks and assholes and how I can adore the former but loathe the latter LIKE WHOA.
mood:: tired
19 September 2007 @ 05:42 pm
Voice Post - TOOOOL!!! The CTO is a TOOL!!  
mood:: stressed
grooving to: Depeche Mode - The Dead of Night
10 September 2007 @ 10:23 pm
I get TWO WEEKS of training!! Alternately from my boss and our boss (who don't have fancy LJ fake-names yet). TWO FREAKIN' WEEKS!!!


Oh and my first day? Consisted of me setting up my own user accounts for all the various *things* on the network and BUILDING MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLING ITS SOFTWARE. Oh and my boss bought me (the new I.T. person) lunch at this particular Japanese place AS IS TRADITION IN THE I.T. DEPARTMENT!!


ETA: When I'm not so brain dead (this weekend?) and have appropriate LJ fake-names for co-workers I'll be telling you stories. But I basically got POUNCED by everybody in the office with OUR VERY OWN TECH!! and IT'S A GIRL!!!

30 days
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grooving to: New Young Pony Club - The Bomb
mood:: excited
10 September 2007 @ 06:22 am
Healing sleep. 16 whole hours worth.  
When I finally went to bed Saturday afternoon I didn't get out again for 16 whole hours. Oh and when I woke up I had my period! yay! I get cramps on my first day of work! Woo! [/attempts-to-remain-positive]

When I woke up from the sleep I felt like sunshine again. There's still a hole in the world, but I don't feel as unbalanced as the days before. I "knew" I was going to be okay, but now I *feel* like I'm gonna be okay. And that makes a huge difference.
mood:: groggy
05 September 2007 @ 06:47 pm
I HAS JOB!!!!  

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mood:: bouncy
28 August 2007 @ 10:53 am
Voice Post - I know how we're going to get to the Special Hell! I KNOW THE WAY!!  

LA Freeways are EVIL!! CLEARLY they lead to The Special Hell!
mood:: cheerful
27 August 2007 @ 09:50 pm
I have THREE job interviews this week - possibly four if I get an e-mail tomorrow morning. THREE!!

I have an interview at a placement agency tomorrow. They want me to write a 3rd person testimonial of my skillz. IT'S LIKE THE WORLD H8S ME!!

LOOK AT MY MUSIC SELECTION!!! LOOK AT IT!! I have my Britney mix on. Help?! CLEARLY I AM IN A PLACE. ::twirls bangs endlessly::

ETA: Oh god [livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina is SAVING ME OMG!!! THE JARGON IS JUST LANDING ON THE PAGE NOW!!!

Yes, yes things on the George front are going really well. Details tomorrow night hopefully. Lets just say that my Dad is a rock star and that makes all the difference in Teh Whirld. \o/
grooving to: Britney Spears - What It's Like To Be Me (ft. Mr. Timberlake)
mood:: distressed
11 May 2007 @ 05:45 pm
Voice Post - Remember the 19yro Ted? He's totally 20 now!  

I showed [livejournal.com profile] gelasius Ted's picture last night. She called him adorable and was all GO FOR IT. I made a valiant effort today! ::tried so HARD::

DENIED!!!!! Stupid flaky 20yros and their surgery having fathers. harrumph!

mood:: naughty
15 April 2007 @ 06:24 pm
General Life Status update thingaroo  
I've been really *really* happy lately. Just... redonkulously happy. I thought I should let y'all know why.

I have a girlfriend. No, not a girl friend. A girlfriend. She lives in New York. Yes that sucks as much as it sounds like it does. Only more. But thank goodness [livejournal.com profile] gelasius was already planning on moving out here before we became an us. Otherwise... well that would just have been very unpleasant y'know? ::backs away from that imagery::

However she won't be *here* here until the fall. But I, in my jobless state, have plans to fly out to NYC as soon as I have the money. And she'll be out here at some point mid-summer to get the lay of the land. This is your opportunity for u-haul jokes.

It's very very possible that I will be making mix tapes. Where tapes are mp3s in a zip file and making is posting. B'c I am a sappy sappy romantic. My friends were not as surprised as I thought they would be by this news. I can't decide if I'm bitter about that or not. Mostly I'm not, but I reserve the right to be adorably indignant later. *G*

I'm still mostly out of work. And am biting the bullet and heading out to see the Geeks on Tuesday. I checked out the two stores near me and one of them has at least one girl geek and another with corn rows. So that should at least be entertaining if not awesome.

Yeah. Girlfriend. ::smiles and smiles::

ETA: Oh god we're so frakin' adorable someone's teeth should be hurting.
grooving to: Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
13 April 2007 @ 04:36 pm
Voice Post - I h8 willful inconpetence!!  
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mood:: predatory
13 April 2007 @ 01:45 pm
::seeeeeeethes:: I'm deep breathing. *From* my diaphragm. And I'm enunciating in my head.  
These are not good signs. Even Elvis isn't helping right now.

I hate incompetence. I hate willful incompetence. And DD's not new webhost? CAN NOT SPELL TO SAVE THEIR LIVES!! Which are the circumstances they're under right now. DD's website is www.namefg.com - which stands for Name Financial Group. What the webhost has listed under the Admin panel - where *I* go to set up e-mail address and FTP stuff is www.namefq.com. Which means that when I try to access certain parts of the site through the Admin panel THEY LINKS ARE BROKEN AND USELESS.


I asked Dickwad (yes, yes that's his name now) to fix that THREE WEEKS AGO. HE EVEN E-MAILED ME THAT ALL WAS GOOD!!

I wanted to punch him in the face *last* time. DD told me to call him and I *looked* at her and told her I'd e-mail him. She saw my face and was all, "Ohhh, right. You can't be polite to him right now can you?"
"No. No, I really can't."

So I'm e-mailing the Dickwad. Last time I spoke to him I hung up on him. B'c he was all, "We all make mistakes. Are you saying that you're perfect?"

Yeah, bitches. It was like THAT! Dickwad didn't even *apologize* for the fuck up! WTF!!

::breathes, plays Depeche Mode, imagines Dean running around in her head::

ETA I OMG!!! The Dickwad is OUT OF THE OFFICE!!! And his minions won't touch his shit! Oh they will today god dammit.

ETA II So i talked to Fuckwit, Dickwad's sub, and she's all, "He wouldn't leave it like that..."

Did you just call your customer a liar? TO THEIR FACE? GAAAHH!!! She's all, "I don't know where you're logging into.
"Neither do I can you send me that information so we're on the same page?"
"Blah blah arguging Dickwould IS SO AWESOME OMG!!!"
"It's clearly not working on my end."
"Do you want me to send you the login info?"


Yes I'll be posting the screencap when I'm done. *G*
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grooving to: Depeche Mode - A Pain that I’m Used to