karriezai: ([hg] betting on you)
Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day :D Danny and I celebrated Saturday. Just stayed in with alcohol, video games, Magic: the Gathering, and movies.

I've made lame money the last few shifts at work. Here's hoping the weekend will be better, because we'll need the money. Haven't heard back from Baka, our real estate agent, in a few days. Last we heard, the bank's figuring out the amount left due on the loan for the place so they can come back with a counter offer. I hope they get to it very soon. We need to get the heck out of this place.

School is hectic. Well, life in general. Internship 8-4 Monday through Friday, with an hour-long commute--though I do tend to leave around 3 fairly often to get to work/uni class/mandatory seminars. Three days a week at Hard Times--generally Monday and Friday evening, plus either Saturday or Sunday. Tuesday evening class at the university. Tutoring Shane on Wednesday. And a seminar about every other week on Thursday in a random location.

Teaching is good. I vastly prefer math and reading to science or social studies. I look at science and I'm just kind of like... "What am I going to do, exactly?" There's so much to choose from, but so little time to teach it. I'm taking over science now (slowly), so it's... blah. But reading is really good. It's so freeform you can do almost anything. And the kids are really taking to their writing journals. They love getting feedback.

I had to leave early today for my IUD appointment. I am the proud owner of a Mirena IUD that cramped like a bitch for the first couple hours. It wasn't super painful, just like really heavy duty menstrual cramps. But really gross since they had me come in and get it done on my period; apparently it hurts less then. I guess it's nice of them to consider my pain over their probable preference to not have to stick their hands in a bleeding vagina. For the next week I have to use backup protection, but then I'm good for five years. What what.

Also, I'm getting published. Alt Hist picked up Death in Theatre for its second issue. It's a new magazine, but it's been reviewed by Locus, among others, so it's getting good press. So that's looking up. Not that I've been writing. I'm really busy lately and feel pretty drained, and I'd rather not write unless I really feel like it because forcing myself to in the midst of all my other crap would just not be pleasant.

And I thought I did terribly on my Praxis II tests for Middle School Math and English, but I passed with flying colors. So I'll be qualified to teach middle school, either math or English--in theory at least. I'll be applying everywhere in Montgomery County (and possibly Howard too... or maybe Anne Arundel... depends on where we're living and such...) and then weeding through my options to figure out what I want to do. Because I really don't have any desire to teach science or social studies, but I want to teach math AND reading, so... blah. Makes a choice between middle and elementary school complicated.

Guess that's it for now? I mean, I've been reading--the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld and now I'm working on the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare--but eh. That's it. Overall life's good, just hectic and somewhat stressful.

Oh wait! Mirage Games accepted my response to the first work order they sent me and sent me confirmation of the credits earned, but I haven't heard about anything else forthcoming. So that's kind of sad.


9/10/10 01:09
karriezai: (Default)
Sometimes I just want to kick Danny somewhere unpleasant. )

In other news, one of the hostesses at work tonight had a seizure. Apparently she's epileptic, so it's not entirely unusual for her, but it freaked the hell out of everyone else, especially since she fell and hit her head pretty hard. (ETA: She's fine, just embarrassed--not that she should feel embarrassed, but you know how it is. I swear I'm not a callous excuse for a human being, but I already knew she was alright so concern didn't make its way into my entry when I wrote this. It was, after all, one in the morning.) It was a long night, but I made $129, and I needed it. We're looking at houses now because Dennis' brother is raising the rent to $700 plus the $200 we pay in electric for this craphole we live in, which just isn't worth it for a house with no central air or heat and with a leaky ceiling.

Also. Synopsis for Homesake:

"In Somnion, men don't have magic anymore. Legends say that they displeased the gods, and that their magical gifts were taken away as punishment--but the gods left magic in nature as a reminder of what mankind lost. This world is home to Grey, a deserted soldier from the King's Steel in Lumina, and to Kayden, who defies legend with the dragon blood that runs in his veins and gives him the ability to control fire. When these two men come together, Kayden's need for protection on his journey north provides the perfect cover for Grey to hide from any who might try to track him down after his desertion--but what starts mostly as convenience turns into a cause that Grey is deeply entrenched in. Together, these young men will awaken the lost dragons, and along the way discover disturbing truths about the king Grey deserted and the kingdom where his loyalty still lies."

I went to a writing meetup in Columbia yesterday evening, and it was fantastic. It's for writers of YA fiction, which Homesake is even if I don't always write YA. The people are great, and atmosphere really fit for me, and I'm excited to go back. I don't think I'll even bother with trying the Silver Spring group again now that I've found a group with such great chemistry.
karriezai: ([asoiaf] seems i must be a warrior)
Righto. I've started my internship. It's made for some long days, but it's totally worth it so far. I'll be keeping this relatively short so I can go shower and perhaps even sleep at a reasonable hour.

Thursday and Friday I went for the professional development days. Friday I woke up at 6:30, got to my internship by 8, left at 3 to get to work at 4, where work was BUSYASSHIT and I didn't get off until 1am. Now, I made $184, so it was worth it, but talk about a long day. Saturday was also very busy, but with no morning events, so not so long. Sunday I woke up at 6:30 to take Danny to the airport, dropped him off, came home and showered, then slept another hour before leaving for work at 10:40am. I was going to be late morning person, but Raechel was risking overtime if she closed lunch, so I stayed late so she could be cut before she hit overtime. I worked until about 6, made $95 or so.

Monday I went to Whetstone for the first day of school. Met all my fifth graders, and found that when I actually put effort into learning names I can pick them up very quickly. By the end of the day I knew all 23 kids even if they approached me out of context. It was a crazy first day--we had an iPod stolen before lunch and returned by the end of the day, and we have this really bright boy in class who is really disruptive and had to be removed twice for a talk... It's crazy because he's a great writer, clever, but just can't be respectful enough to keep from making all sorts of noise when other people are talking.

After school finished up at 3:45, I left for work and got there barely before 5 due to various traffic ... blahs. Worked until 9:30. Yesterday I had University classes. I thought I was done trekking across campus to the math building, but AGH my second Tuesday class is the building just PAST the math building, it's awful. All the others are in the Ed building, which is right on Lot 1, super close to where I park. After school I went up to Whetstone for the ice cream social, which was nice. Katie was there--one of the few classmates I already knew before introductions yesterday. She's super sweet.

Today I was at Whetstone again with the kids. I met the math and reading classes, which are partially homeroom kids and partially new faces, but I picked up on the new names very quickly. I helped Alice (my mentor teacher, who is beyond amazing) pick out books for reading class teams, and I get to do Ella Enchanted with one of the groups, which makes me unbelievably excited. I love that book. After that I rushed home to tutor Shane.

Tomorrow I'll be at Whetstone again, and I'll leave a little early to run pick up Danny at the airport, back from his conference in San Antonio. If he's up to it, I'll take him to Whetstone so he can see the school. If not, we can wait until later.

The only other news I have, I guess, is that I made a B in the class I was worried about! Yay, no Cs on my record.

AND OH. Did I mention that I read the third Hunger Games book, Mockingjay? It made me bawl. Danny was home for the end of it and he laughed at me crying and it pissed me off so badly. But it was an amazing conclusion. I don't think it'll be long before I'm rereading the series.
karriezai: ([asoiaf] armored courtesy)
Skipped class today to pick up the new iPhones in Virginia. Got there not long after 9. We talked to them and they said iPhones on each shipment are specific to a particular customer and ours hadn't arrived yet. Which sounded stupid since they had some in the back, just not ours. Why be so damn particular? We preordered, so we should be able to show up and take iPhones home if they're there. But we went to Tysons, ate, watched Knight and Day (which I really enjoyed), and went back around 1. Still no iPhones.

Danny was an asshole to the employees. As annoyed as I was, I knew it wasn't their fault. They were just following company policy, and if you want to yell at someone, it should be the company. Can't blame the employees for not wanting to break policy and risk losing their jobs. But Danny kept harassing them. He claimed that if they really wanted a satisfied customer then they would just give us a pair of the iPhones in the back since obviously the customers they were assigned to didn't care enough to come pick them up.

I get why he's annoyed. He went out there last Tuesday morning for preorders. Got there before they opened to make sure he'd be first so he could get his iPhone right away on the day they came out. But it doesn't matter, because they shipped in some random ass order, so ours didn't get there right away. Yes, it's frustrating, but don't freaking take it out on the employees. I don't get it. Danny's in retail too. He knows that there are policies at Gamestop that he can't break without risking his job. And he's a manager, not just an employee.

So we left just before 2 because I have to work tonight and I didn't want to get stuck in traffic and then barely have time to get dressed and go to work. Got home at 2:30, started watching a Smallville episode, and then they called. Our iPhones came in. So Danny turned around and went back. Lucky him, he gets to sit through traffic. He took my phone, and I'm just realizing how much I use it. It's my napping alarm. Now if I want to nap I actually have to do it in the bedroom. Not that I really have time. I have to leave in just over half an hour. And I'm doing this. Lovely.
karriezai: ([asoiaf] whores)
Long work week. Not even over yet, although today was considerably shorter than any of the other days I've worked since I started on Wednesday. I've been having trouble keeping up with SynTru as well as usual because of it. I let an application sit for three days, and the applicant was not pleased. I'm not sure how I feel about this--I mean, it's a little presumptuous to comment in the chatbox about how unfortunate it is to not be able to post in some forums without being accepted yet--but I do feel bad for letting it sit. It's been rough though. Yesterday and Friday I worked long doubles. Thursday I worked 4-11:30. Wednesday I worked a double, but a shorter one. Tomorrow I work in the morning, probably a long shift, but I'm fine with that. I've had a rest, and it's not a double. Tuesday is another double, but probably not bad--no graduation ceremonies to slam-pack the restaurant to the point that we're running out of clean dishes to serve with. And then Wednesday, finally, a day off! Two, in fact!

On the plus side, I've made some great money during this work week, and I've got more to look forward to this week before my schedule (hopefully) turns more normal when summer classes start the following week. This coming week is nearly as many shifts as this one--7 instead of 8--but no doubles in a row and with a break in the middle, so not so bad. I'm even considering taking a shift on Thursday... maybe... It would be 8 shifts again, and only one day off in the middle, but like I said, no doubles in a row, which is manageable. I know one of my coworkers is looking to have her Thursday night taken. She almost asked me until she saw my schedule. So yeah, maybe.

Now I just need to write. Argh. I'm planning to use our anniversary festivities at SynTru (it's been nearly a year already!) to actually finish Blood and Heat. One of our challenges is a Completion Challenge for the whole summer. For me it will be like NaNoWriMo times 3, but if I can do it... so worth it. God.
karriezai: ([avatar] sweetheart/bitterheart)
I've been trying to think of a way to describe this semester. It's not like drowning. Quite. It's like... lazily floating along on my back, barely afloat... but then occasionally a wave comes in, splashes over me, and I have to doggy paddle like the wind to stay above water for a while, until it calms down again. That's right, doggy paddle. Meh.

Real life problems... )

Now... some brighter stuff. First the TMI. Don't read if you're squeamish about sexual type stuff. I got a new piercing: a VCH (vertical clitoral hood). I got it last Thursday. It's still healing and I've barely messed with it, but so far I'm pleased. My piercer said to wait a week or two to have sex afterward, but that she only waited five days... I only waited three, and had no problems, although we were very careful about it. /TMI

On to more casual topics. I read Fire, the other book by Kristin Cashore--a companion to Graceling. I still like Graceling a tad more, but Fire was excellent too. I really liked the world presented and how it tied into the seven kingdoms we already knew about in Graceling. It fit together very nicely. It looks like I'll be starting a roleplay in the next couple days set in the world of Fire, actually.

Annndd I haven't started my 100 stories challenge yet, even though it's practically been a week. Fail. But I have gone through a lot of my world building notes, and I've already found stuff I'd nearly forgotten about that will be really fun to play with. The problem for me will mostly be choosing what to write first, I think, haha. That and keeping it short. 100 stories of about 1,000 words each in six months might be manageable, but probably not 100 3,000+ word stories, which has so far been my tendency when it comes to world building in Eysuria.

Finally... I'm really considering making a new character worksheet type deal. I feel like I've mentioned this before... but yes. One that deals in fundamental aspects of character, not the little things like what color their eyes are. Hm.
karriezai: ([avatar] halp!)
Second week of school. I took my tests at Hard Times yesterday, and today at 6 I start my first training shift. He said I might not have to stay til close, but even if I do, what's 6 to 11? Maybe midnight at the latest, I'm thinking. So far the job looks amazing. Looks like they do a lot of cuts early on when business tapers off. Very efficient. The girls that stay get more tables so a better chance of making money with fewer customers, and the girls that leave made their money during the busiest part anyway and worked maybe a three or four hour shift. Sounds nice.

Plus my food discount isn't just when I'm working, it's when I come eat there too. Just for me, not anyone I bring with me, but hey, I'll take that.

School's looking slightly overwhelming at the moment for certain classes. My math ones are fine. They're the same structure as ever. And EDCI397 looks pretty relaxed. But the other three are scheduled out the wazoo with assignments and such. Agh.

I'm on a roleplaying kick again. I hate how I move in stages. So predictable. I can't multitask, I just get really interested in one thing at a time. Lame.

I guess that's it. Nap time maybe?
karriezai: ([asoiaf] whores)
So I've been having a horrible first week of school, but today it balanced out.

Monday I woke up to my alarm at 7:30 knowing I should go to my first class (MATH214 at 9am), but dead tired. I decided that it wouldn't hurt to miss the explanation of the syllabus, and I needed the sleep, so I went back to bed for a while and then got up to go to my 11:15 class (which is at a weird time, huh?). That went fine --

But I had to take my boyfriend to work between that class and my two o' clock because his car was still in the shop (making a round week it had been there so far), and then I was late to PSYC221. Fortunately it's a lecture, so not a terribly huge deal. After that, MATH315, which McLaren is teaching--awesome. She's the coordinator for the teachers' math courses, and definitely the best professor for it, but during the semester it's actually pretty rare to end up in her class.

Yesterday I took Danny to pick up his car, only it wasn't done yet when they said it should be, so I had to drop him off at work. This made me ten minutes late for my three hour class at 1, and if that's not bad enough, I was exhausted and fell asleep for a good half hour during class. I didn't miss anything, but that doesn't stop it from being incredibly rude.

Today I woke up at 8 to actually go to my math class, left in time to get there, only to find that New Hampshire was crazy backed up. I never would have made it there on time, so I made a u-turn after sitting in traffic for ten minutes and barely moving a mile, went home, picked Danny up to go get his car for real this time. Okay cool. Car was ready. But they did a crappy job fixing the dent and he had to have them buff it out some more, which made the whole thing take 30 minutes longer and I had to wait to make sure he had a ride in case anything else went wrong. This made me nearly 15 minutes late for my 11:15 class despite the fact that we left to pick up his car at 9am.

HOWEVER: the bright side )


4/1/10 15:34
karriezai: ([misc] [scar] omgwtf?)
Danny made me mad last night. I slept in the other room. He didn't comment on it this morning. I don't have time to go into it further.

Made Honorable Mention again in Writers of the Future, this time for Unjoined. Which is great of course; the email said I made top 5% of entries. But not what I was hoping for. Now to think of a new idea. I'm not sure I can get more creative than Unjoined, lol.

Work is screwed all to hell. I'm going in early today. Whoever's making the schedule must be a moron because there's all these gaps in coverage or one person comes in as the last person leaves so we can't stock because there's no overlap. I'm trying to apply at Hard Times Cafe in College Park; I ate there for the first time the other day and it looks pretty awesome, plus it's close to school. The owner isn't there today or I would have gone to poke around. Maybe tomorrow.

Made a doctor's appointment to have this rash I've had for months (I think from the Starbucks water) looked at. I don't see what they're going to say. There's a zillion things that can start a rash and I can't imagine how they'd figure out what's the right cause. But Danny insisted that I go to the hospital for it so I'm going on Friday.

Got to go to work.
karriezai: ([hp] where gryff got dumbles)
I spent more money on Danny for Christmas :/ Naughty me. But it'll be worth it, he'll love it all. I can't wait for Christmas. After getting the presents, the waiting is the worst part.

I don't work until Saturday, and while that's nice, it also sucks because it'll be less money. As soon as I unbury my car from the snow drift at the bottom of our driveway I'll head to Hooters and talk to them. For real this time. I mean it. (Lectures self.)

Stories is doing well, but I'm starting to worry that maybe I'm always suggesting too many changes, haha. I'm just an idea machine. But anyway, we're getting new members. Our tournaments/battles are far more popular than our normal challenges, it seems. But that's cool. We've got some new things in the works. Like featuring a member portfolio every week for all the members to read through and offer concrit on. Stuff like that.

Ehm. There was a huge snowstorm. All very exciting. My car is stuck, Danny's car is stuck.

The semester's over. I got a B in a class that should have been a retarded easy A, but I think the rest will be As so it's okay. Erm. I think I had more to say but it's all gone now. Woohoo.
karriezai: ([kh] [akuroku] sticks totally gay for)

Okay so. I decided I haven't lost steam on Blood and Heat now that I'm done rereading Twilight. But when I tried to write today it was actually a little busy at work. Meh. I want to continue and I plan to. I'll bring my notebook again tomorrow. It's an 8 hour shift. Even on a Saturday there might be a little slow time for it.

Twilight. I'd begun to let other opinions sway me on it. After rereading the whole series I have to say I love it. It's not my top ten of books ever but it's good. And I did get annoyed by both Edward and Bella at parts but still. I like the series. So there.

I'm back to working on Stories. I made a new layout and rearranged the forums. Some other things. I find it hard to do a lot at once these days but I got a lot of it out of the way today so hopefully the small bits that are left won't be hard. Down to 15 active members though. That's okay, we'll swing back into activity. I trust it.

Also thinking of trying hooters again. Argh.

karriezai: ([witticisms] world ending today)
Bad day for writing. I won't post my word count, it only went up about 700. The test I took this morning that was supposed to take 4 hours took 6, and then work wanted me to come in early because someone didn't show up, so yeah. And now I'm really tired and Danny's already irritated with me so I'm not going to write any tonight, I think.

There's always tomorrow.
karriezai: ([twilight] punched werewolf)
12664 / 50000

I'm so tired. Danny's at an inventory, boo. He won't be home forever. I'm gonna go to sleep now I think, 2-thousand-some-odd words is good for the night. And I have to wake up for my first class in the morning, there will be a quiz.

I worked nearly 8 and a half hours today, and the last 6 almost were by myself. So yeah, lame. But woot for daily overtime?
karriezai: ([asoiaf] seems i must be a warrior)
 I'm a little overwhelmed right now.

Work: I work at Safeway now, specifically in the Starbucks.  It's fun and less boring than other jobs, as Starbucks has always been for me, but the pay is miserably low (and lower than I was told to expect now that the manager who hired me has been forced into early retirement) and it took a month for me to get paid because I was put in the system wrong at first.  On the (small) plus side, Danny was wrong; there is an employee discount, even if it's only on Safeway Select brands.

Health: My ear is a mess.  I got water caught in it a week ago at the pool and it still feels like a bubble.  I went to the ER Monday and they gave me the option of irrigating it or using medicine drops, and when they advised more toward the drops I agreed.  Well, it's still not fixed, and it's absolutely irritating.  And it keeps getting just a little better before getting worse again, so like... I made an appointment yesterday morning but didn't go because it felt a little better and I thought the medicine was working, but now it's fucked again.

School: I've missed a lot of class lately.  I've skipped math the most, but that's not too worrisome because it's easy and I'm not really missing much.  But I missed my ed internship two weeks ago because I overslept... and I missed all my classes this Monday because I went to the ER for my ear... and even though I woke up and drove my groupmates to school for my ed internship Tuesday, I only stayed about 45 minutes because I was still tired and had to work that night, so I wanted to get some rest.  I can't get my Writers' House citation because I can't take the non-WH creative writing class--not enough credit room.  But that's half-blessing-half-curse.  It means one less summer class.

Stories: I have so been slacking.  In fact, that's what I need to do next.  I'm also worried that my NaNo plans will tank again this year...

STUPID EAR.  I hate it.
karriezai: ([lolcat] light reading)
Okay so. I'll try to make this a long update post. I'll also try to separate it into sections of, you know, interest. So if you feel like reading something in particular, you know where to go. Lol.

Outside the cut: bigger events. Such as.

Job Interview: I have a casual interview on Monday at noon (on campus) for a tutoring position that starts at $12/hour. I'm excited about it. They got back to me right away after I submitted my info. I figured I was a ringer for the position; it required a 3.5 or higher, and I have a 3.633, plus I'm an Elementary Education major. Despite that, I wasn't really expecting to hear back. I am always suspicious of online applications. Continuing this, plus other work crap. )

Writers of the Future: No big news. I submitted, though, to the quarter ending September 30th. I submitted an edited version of Unjoined. I'm having all these doubts about it now, but I'm also very hopeful. I think in a lot of ways it's better than Moonfall, and that one got Honorable Mention. To be honest, I'd be pleased with semi-finalist or finalist (whichever one gets their manuscripts edited by the judges), though of course I'm really hoping to win overall. Who isn't? I just found out that in addition to the prize money, they pay you a pro rate for being published in the anthology! How nice is that? Even being a published finalist would be nice. No prize money, but you get paid the pro rate and they fly you out to the weeklong workshop in August. more writing hullabaloo )

school )

I think that's it, and good thing because Dennis and Heather are here to get their party on. Lol.
karriezai: ([iron man] crashed love)
Work was kind of crazy today. Not bad--I mean, it's hard to have a really horrible day when you're just standing behind a register ringing people up. But Mike texted Pat last night to say he wasn't coming to work (supposedly he had a funeral to go to, but we all know he thought he just wasn't needed because there were supposed to be two other checkers), and then when Janet showed up she was really sick and they ended up sending her home. Jimmy got back from vacation today, so he stayed until about 4:45, but then it was just Pat and me... with Tony outside loading mulch and such. Pat has apparently been awake over two days straight... his dad is in the hospital for something pretty serious and he's been trying to take care of that when he's not at work. So his temper was pretty frayed. I felt bad for him, but he didn't say anything mean to me--he was just glad I was there.

Will be glad when summer session 1 is over though, because then my work schedule will change and maybe not be quite so nonstop. I get up early all week now unless I oversleep, which happened Wednesday. Tomorrow and Sunday I have to be to work at 7, and damn but I'm tired. At least tomorrow afternoon I'll have plenty of time for an extended nap.

Need the money though. Danny and I are both feeling stretched thin. When I get paid Monday, all but $35 of my money will go straight to bills, and that's including the leftover money from this week's paycheck. Although the Monday after that my paycheck will be pretty much mine. But I need to save, build up funds again, if possible.

Transformers, and writing. )
karriezai: (Default)
Work is going well. I'm supposed to get paid tomorrow for my first three days of work, so I'll find out then what my pay is I guess. I have this worried feeling that I might grow weary of work pretty quickly working six days a week and going to school five mornings a week, and never getting up later than 8:30. But summer session one will be done in three weeks, so I guess it won't be that long really before my schedule changes up some.

So Danny just attacked me trying to press random keys on the computer, and when I pushed him away with my feet an he kept coming until my computer was open face down on my chest between me and him I was worried he might break it. And then he got mad at me for hurting him when all he wanted to do was "press a few random keys". Jeesh. Annoying man.

But anyway. Writing goes well. Of course I wrote Scheherezade (the entry before this) instead of the story I was supposed to for John and my challenge, but it's still writing, and now I have an even better idea. But I'll update with that later since I need to shower and sleep and apparently make up with Danny. Blah.
karriezai: ([house] cameron's hitting that)
So Dennis, Heather, Danny and I went to Ocean City this weekend. Danny and I drove separate; we left Friday night at 7 or so, and followed Dennis and Heather. We all made it there around 11 and had time to go down to the Boardwalk before everything closed down at midnight. Heather and I rode the Zipper, but Danny refused. He might not have fit anyway. When we got back to the beach house we drank some, played Sorry, hung out on the beach, and Heather and I saved a horseshoe crab from a pool he'd gotten stuck in (much to the boys' annoyance).

Just in fairly brief summary... )

So that was the weekend. Today I had my first day at my new job, little mom&pop-type grocery store called Country Boy. I'm just ringing... it's pretty simple, although it's an old timey machine where you enter each price rather than scanning items, and you have to memorize what a lot of the produce is and how much it costs. It'll be boring but easy, and everyone's nice. The boss is willing to work with my school hours. We haven't talked pay yet, but the woman who trained me today said she started three months ago at $9.50/hr, which would be perfectly fine with me.

Uh yeah. I guess that's mostly it for now. I want to write some today. There are some new challenges at RCR, so I think I'll enter. Still not much in the way of response to my stuff, but my entries to two of the challenges have gotten a vote or two since they were posted, so that's something.
karriezai: ([misc] golden years)
So as the last three entries attest, I've been doing some writing! RCR has been really good for inspiring me. I also added... I think only one old piece to my writing index here, and I revamped the index to include the month and year each piece was written.

Unfortunately RCR hasn't been very responsive to me since I put up my introductory post. No one has commented on any of my writing, responded to my suggestion to the staff, or replied to my critique of a member's piece. The only replies I've gotten have been from welcoming other new members and once when I commented on someone else's writing portfolio. It's only been a couple days so I'm giving it time, but if I don't feel like part of the community soon then I know myself. I'll get bored.

karriezai: ([zelda] navi repeating self)
I finally gave up on Stories. I found a website with a decently active, well-organized writing section, so I set up shop there. Unfortunately, I haven't been getting any feedback on my stuff so far, but I'm still very new. I figure as I participate in challenges and discussion and such more people might take interest in my crap. I also have to review other people's stuff, of course! Oh right, that website is here. It's mostly a graphics site, so it's actually surprising that it has the best writing section I've seen so far. I've already participated in one challenge, though it's not over yet so I don't know how I did. I imagine the deadline will end up extended since it's over in two days and only two people have entered. There's also a new challenge up that I plan to try writing something Eysuria-based for. I figure if I can, I should always make my challenge entries from Eysuria.

Um right so. I got wasted out of my head Saturday night. Justin had a bunch of his friends over and I just drank way too much. I don't remember most of it. I'm pretty embarrassed, but luckily they're all a very understanding group. What gets me about it is that Danny got annoyed and frustrated by the way I was acting, and when I ended up throwing up in bed (ew, by the way, you know it's a bad night when not only do you throw up but it's not in a toilet/trash can/sink) he just left me there, went and blamed other people for letting me get so drunk, and then went to sleep in the game room. Heather came in an took care of me. She stripped the bed, set me up with a pillow with a towel over it in case I threw up again (I did), and even slept in there with me. I ended up waking up at 7:30 or so and wandering into the game room to fall asleep with Danny, though I don't remember that part.

So yes, I was very upset with Danny. I mean, of course it was really my fault for getting so wasted, but if anyone's supposed to look out for me, it's him. He can't blame other people for letting me drink so much. And I can't believe he didn't take care of me, he just let Heather do it. What an asshole. I understand that he was tired and I was irritating in my drunkenness, but at that point I had no control over any of it, and he should have understood that. I talked to him about it. He was not at all apologetic. He told me he didn't deserve to get thrown up on, and when he was at this age and getting wasted out of his head, there was no one to take care of him. He cleaned up all his own messes and sometimes, yes, slept in blood or vomit. I told him that it's different now, we do have each other, and I would always be there for him no matter how frustratingly drunk he got. The closest thing I got to an apology from him was, "Well from now on let's make sure we always take care of each other. Let's not let either one of us drink that much again. Especially me. I'm old now. I'd still be passed out now if it had been me." Or something like that.

But yeah. Once again proving that our roommates are such genuinely good people. I couldn't thank Heather enough.

I desperately need a nap; I got like five hours of sleep last night, and the sleep I got while fucked out of my brain the night before didn't really do anything for me. So I'm probably going to be falling asleep here in a few minutes. And when I wake up I have to go to a Starbucks I found that's actually hiring and hit up the manager.