lil_m_moses: (pikachu)
([personal profile] lil_m_moses Oct. 20th, 2017 01:32 pm)
I just got a Pokemon Go EX raid pass! (It's an invite-only chance to catch a critter only available through these infrequent events.) Unfortunately, it's located at a Sprint store a few miles from work, and only for noon to 12:45 next Friday, and I'm scheduled to be in a sim until at least 2. Should I temporarily entrust someone with my account to go do the raid, just for the experience for them (and maybe a Mewtwo for me)? Or should I just not go and let that be my feedback on their weird invitation system?

You'd think they could do something crazy like see where I spend the vast majority of my Fridays at noon (or the vast majority of all weekday business hours) based on my in-game activity before sending me a pass. None of those hours are spent anywhere near that gym.
lil_m_moses: (libra)
([personal profile] lil_m_moses Oct. 17th, 2017 07:04 pm)
Libra Horoscope for week of October 19, 2017
A woman I know, Caeli La, was thinking about relocating from Denver to Brooklyn. She journeyed across country and visited a prime neighborhood in her potential new headquarters. Here's what she reported on her Facebook page: "In the last three days, I've seen three different men on separate occasions wearing sundresses. So this is definitely the right place for me." What sort of signs and omens would tell you what you need to do to be in the right place at the right time, Libra? I urge you to be on the lookout for them in the coming weeks. Life will be conspiring to provide you with clues about where you can feel at peace, at home, and in the groove.
...especially after getting yet another rejection letter yesterday, doing another troll through Indeed for any jobs in Traverse City (nothing for me), and getting depressed again.

Josh's is similarly hopeful:
Aquarius Horoscope for week of October 19, 2017
I predict your ambitions will burn more steadily in the coming months, and will produce more heat and light than ever before. You'll have a clearer conception of exactly what it is you want to accomplish, as well as a growing certainty of the resources and help you'll need to accomplish it. Hooray and hallelujah! But keep this in mind, Aquarius: As you acquire greater access to meaningful success -- not just the kind of success that merely impresses other people -- you'll be required to take on more responsibility. Can you handle that? I think you can.
highlyeccentric: Demon's Covenant - Kitchen!fail - I saw you put rice in the toaster (Demon's Covenant - kitchen!fail)
([personal profile] highlyeccentric posting in [community profile] omnomnom Oct. 16th, 2017 10:06 am)
I made this last night and it was an Experience.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Makes 3-4 servings
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([personal profile] the_siobhan Oct. 13th, 2017 10:19 pm)
I am supposed to be in New Brunswick right now. Porter cancelled our flight, apparently because they had a sick pilot who called in at the last minute. However, they still issued us boarding passes, and we didn't get told the flight was cancelled until we tried to go through security. BC returned to the check-in desk to find out what was going on, and during that time they continued to issue boarding passes people who then discovered that they had no plane mid-taking their shoes off.

This is my second Porter experience and the second time they have been not so on the ball. I gotta say I'm not so impressed.

Also, you know how I said I had an anxiety dream about a week ago that featured me forgetting my passport? Guess what I forgot to pack. I didn't actually need it for a domestic flight, but still.

So instead we went out to dinner. And I'll spend my weekend writing and drinking beer instead of eating seafood and looking at lighthouses. I'm sure D is disappointed not to have the house to himself for the weekend, I fully expected him to have adopted four more cats by the time I got home.
I am ON VACATION. And I say unto you, it is a glorious thing.

I made a promise to myself and everybody else who lives in my house that I was Not Doing Useful Shit this week. I normally have a project of some kind when I'm on vacation, taking advantage of the fact that I'm home to do something around the house that has been needing to get done for Chronos only know how long. Last month it was patching up the stairs, previous times it has been doing shit like going through storage bins or painting or organizing contractors. I always go back to work feeling like I didn't actually get a break.

So this week I said fuck that. Work has been kicking my ass, I think I can use an actual real life not-doing-any-work break from all that.

So I've been hanging around the house all week. Occasionally writing. Occasionally exercising. Mostly playing video games. It's awesome, but it's also really weird. I constantly feel like there is something I'm supposed to be doing that I am neglecting and it's all going to come back and bite me on the ass and I have to keep reminding myself that no, you planned it this way.

How messed up is it that I have to talk myself off the ledge because I'm trying to actually, you know, relax?

I obviously need to do this more often.
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([personal profile] lil_m_moses Oct. 11th, 2017 08:12 am)
OMG! The outdoors...feels like the INDOORS! Whaaaat??!?

Yes folks, this is what a tiny break in the weather feels like in Houston. Don't worry, it'll be back to all hot all the time tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm relishing the smidge of open-window time.

I long to move back to a land where we can wear our jackets outdoors and carry them indoors, not vice-versa.