logans_girl2001: (Lorne squee)
This will be one of my last crossposts. The only reason I agreed to the new LiveJournal TOS is because I have paid time left but once that is up I'll more than likely delete my LJ account.

I got the mail today and discovered that this had finally been delivered:


Looking forward to reading this series!
logans_girl2001: (Dean)
You know your at the end of your energy level when you go to the Walmart you hate because the layout has all the (non food) items you forgot to get on your last grocery run on the same side of the store.
logans_girl2001: (Lorne squee)
Saturday I got my hair done (did the blue again!). There was an issue with my stylist not showing up but another stylist whose client didn't show up agreed to take me. She was slower than the girl I had been using but she had graduated back in February so I had to use a different girl this time. And of course the new girl is much newer than the other one. Which of course is not a bad thing. She'll get faster the more she does hair.

After that, my daughter and I spent the afternoon shopping. I got four new bras (I'm wearing one now and let me say it is a glorious feeling wearing a bra that fits!), a couple pairs of new jeans and a new dress.

Before we went shopping we went to lunch and during lunch I got an alert that my credit score had changed. When I checked it I found that my score had gone up! I'm so happy about that because I was able to apply for store cards at the two stores we went to and get approved! AND I paid both cards off right away because I had made sure I had plenty of cash before I left.

All the walking and being social on Saturday left me exhausted (I fell asleep on the couch at 9pm) so I chose to not do anything except sit on the couch yesterday. And I'm still a little sore today; mostly my feet because I wore sandals.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
I just realized I haven't posted in a while. The reasons are many and varied (mostly that there hasn't been anything happy in my life these past several weeks).

But I have a few things this week.

First, This is what I currently look like:


If you can't tell, my hair is a lovely shade of blue. I have grown to like it; when first done, not so much. Before this it was purple but that washed out too quickly. Every where I go people tell me they love it. Not so my mother. Last night she stopped by to give me some cherry cobbler and when she left she said, "I love you but please don't do that to your hair again." As if she gets a say in what I do.

Second, my daughter has moved back to Texas. She is currently crashing at my mother's and HATES it. She got a job at The CMI Group (long time readers will remember I worked there back in 2010-2011) and is starting to hate that too. So her father's sister is helping her find a better job and a place to live.

The reason this is good is that she comes over on Tuesdays and we watch The Fosters and Switched at Birth together (and Teen Wolf when it returns from hiatus).

I am currently working Monday-Friday at work due to a A being on maternity leave. While I enjoy the extra time at home in the mornings, I prefer having two and a half days off (nine hours Tuesday-Thursday, eight hours Friday and five hours Saturday) because I get SO much more done.

What's making you happy this week?
logans_girl2001: (John WTF?)
Update on this post.

I managed to get over forty keyed with time left over! But I'm still stressed about how much trouble I might get into due to arguing with W and refusing to go back to the office. It's eating into my energy reserves.

Also, when I got in this morning my monitors were working, so yay for that. But it still was not connecting to the wifi. I went to one of the offices and got the password but it didn't work for me. I even tried to make my phone a hotspot. It didn't work at first. KP emailed IT for me about my not being able to connect. Then the hotspot worked. I replied to IT that I was connected via a hotspot (so they'd know they could fix it remotely) and one of the IT guys emailed to ask if I was all good then. I was like, uh, NO! So he called me and took remote access and fixed it!

So, yeah, that's my morning so far. Hope yours are going better.

Update: Just got a meeting invite for a 'discussion' in about half an hour from W.

Update2: The meeting was just with KN and W. They started by telling me they love my work and want me to take notes of how I do my mornings so that I can tell the rest of the team so that maybe they can be as well organized as me. Then they went on to tell me that I handled Saturday all wrong. I knew that at the time but couldn't make myself express that to them, THEN. I have been told to blow up one or both of their phones if something similar ever happens again.

Conclusion: Not fired. Yay! Not even written up. Since I didn't sign anything this may not have even counted as a verbal. Got some good feedback. Moving on, on a more positive note.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
I'm watching Blue Hawaii and I can't help but wonder how anyone can hear Elvis' thick Tennessee accent and think he grew up in Hawaii. *shakes head*
logans_girl2001: (Speed pissed)
I am livid right now.

When I clocked out last night my computer started updating so I left it at work. When I arrived this morning I clocked in on my phone while I waited for it to finish updating thinking it would only take a few minutes. At 8:16 I opened the laptop to see why it hadn't finished yet; only to discover it was only at ten percent!

I texted KN and W to tell them and then sat back and waited. At 9 something I checked again and realized that it had finished but for some reason my monitors weren't coming on. I checked the ThinkPad black box we use to connect our laptops to the two monitors and it was on. So I checked the settings and it was no longer recognizing that there was anything connected to it.

I texted KN and W asking what to do but didn't hear anything from them so at 9:45 I made the decision to go home.

I got a text while I was on my way home from W asking if it had finished updating. I said it had and I was headed home.

Then KN and W and I had a disjointed text conversation wherein it was made painfully obvious that neither of them ever read my texts because I mentioned several times that my laptop would not connect to the internet at work because of the black box and that I was already home but willing to do what I can from here.

W said I'm not allowed because last time I only got eleven shifts keyed. I tried explaining that that was because I did more than just key but I was going to ONLY key today.

They told me to go back to the office and connect to the internet via wifi. I said I'm not willing to waste my gas going back to the office (I'm terrified that this statement will get me fired) because I tried connecting to wifi using my phone as a hotspot but it didn't work.

So now I have to lose nearly five hours of pay because they won't let me work from home today.

Update: W just texted and said to clock back in and key for an hour and then we'll see.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
For those that need something to lift their spirits today, I just found out that it's More Joy Day. Also, don't forget if you don't agree with what's about to happen, you can drive down the ratings by leaving your TV on to any channel other than the ones showing the Inauguration.
logans_girl2001: (Lorne squee)
Today was a good day. It started off like every other day but then around the middle of the day I was called into one of the small conference rooms.

I knew I wasn't in trouble because L had been calling everyone into the room one by one. I figured it was to talk about our self evaluations that we had to fill out back before Christmas.

Spoiler: it wasn't. But it was good news. L was telling each of us that we were getting a cost of living increase. Mine was only $.38 but it's an inch closer to the salary I want.

While in the room, L talked to me about training me as a lead/backup for KN. She is very supportive of the idea and said that I am currently a junior biller and to be made a lead I have to be a senior biller. She said that we will sit down at some point and discuss strategy to get me there. So, yay!

She also said that she is pleased with my improvement in my attitude and keying (she said I'm not on the error log much these days).
logans_girl2001: (Default)
This is the weekly post where you can tell others about something that made you happy this past week. It can be something you take pride in like something you did that was difficult for you, something that made your day like getting that job you really want, learning an interesting new fact, or even just something that made you smile/laugh.

Feel free to comment anonymously or not, it's totally up to you. Also, you don't have to wait until Mondays to comment.
logans_girl2001: (Dean)
So I have made a very difficult decision.

I've decided to NOT move when my current lease is up. The reason is that I've let time get away from me and there is no way I can be ready to move in just over a month.

So I'm going to get started this weekend emptying the boxes that are left from my move two years ago and get my apartment clean(er). This way I can get a monitor and work from my kitchen table so that I can change my schedule from Tues-Sat to Sun-Thurs like L has asked (because A and I are both off on Mondays right now).

I really do not want to live in my current apartment another day much less another year but I was really anxious about purging (which should have been done in 2014) so I can move in March and this is the best option for right now.

If I happen to find the perfect apartment in my price range between now and next March, you can bet I'll be doing an early termination on this place.

I feel a bit better now that I've made the decision but I'm still anxious because I do not feel safe a lot of the time living where I do and I really do not like it. To that end I'm hoping by finally getting off my lazy butt and emptying those boxes and doing some cleaning will make it more livable for me.
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While typing my last post I was reminded that it's Monday (okay, I knew that but...) and that means it's time for our first 'spreading the happy' post.

This is the weekly post where you can tell others about something that made you happy this past week. It can be something you take pride in like something you did that was difficult for you, something that made your day like getting that job you really want, learning an interesting new fact, or even just something that made you smile/laugh.

Feel free to comment anonymously or not, it's totally up to you.
logans_girl2001: (Lorne squee)
I haven't gotten the mail at all this year (I know I'm a lazy fuck) but I have a fairly good reason for it. See, my complex has two entrances: one at the front where the office/mailboxes are and one at the back.

My apartment is at the back so I always use the back entrance which means I have to go out of my way to get the mail. And I'm usually ready to get home.

So today after doing laundry I decided to stop and get it. And what did I find in my mail (other than bills and junk mail)? A card from [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx and [livejournal.com profile] melagan. I'm so sorry if y'all thought I was unappreciative by not saying thank you. I haven't read them yet because stupid me left the mail in the car. But I'm going grocery shopping in a bit and I'll bring it in then.

Please consider this as your thank you. It really made my day to get these cards, even if I haven't read them yet.
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Day 06

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

As always, I'm just copy/pasting my list.

1) I'd love a fic written just for me. My fandoms with pairing are:
Stargate SG-1: Daniel/Jack OR Cam/Teal'c (please do not combine them)
Stargate Atlantis: John/Rodney/Ronon/Lorne/Radek/Carson (in any combination)
CSI: Miami: Eric/Ryan/Horatio/Speed (in any combination) OR Eric/Calleigh (Please do not combine them)
CSI: Greg/Warrick/Gil/Nick (in any combination)
Farscape: D'Argo/Crichton OR D'Argo/Chiana OR Crichton/Aeryn (please do not combine them)
CSI: NY: Flack/Danny/Mac/Adam (in any combination)
The Invisible Man (2000 Sci-Fi series): Darien/Bobby OR Bobby/Claire (please do not combine them)
Hawaii Five-0: Steve/Danny/Catherine/Chin/Kono (in any combination)
Three Rivers: Andy/Ryan
Dark Blue: Carter/Dean
Crossovers are very welcome.
2) Fanart for any of my stories. This can be anything from a scene from within the story or a cover. You can find all my stories on my website. I have a specific image in mind (the scene has not been written and the story is as yet unpublished) so if you're willing please contact me.
3) A mood theme for any of my fandoms. I already have mood themes for SG-1, Atlantis and Hawaii Five-0.
4) A local fannish friend. What I mean by this is someone who lives in the Dallas/Ft Worth area that I can get together with and watch our shows. The fandoms I'm looking for are: Supernatural, Hawaii Five-0, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Farscape. Of course you can be a fan of any or all of them. If interested please message me.
5) Help customizing my Dreamwidth. I want to add a header and a mood theme.
6) I cannot vid to save my life and really would like a vid of the men of H50 dressed up (nice clothes, tuxes, dress uniforms) set to ZZ Top's Sharp Dress Man.
logans_girl2001: (Rodney - Ooh!)
As you may or may not (based on how long you've followed this blog) at this time every year I participate in a two week challenge called Snowflake Challenge.

The challenge for yesterday was to make three resolutions/goals for the coming year. I don't usually do this because I never keep them more than a few months at most.

But I'm trying to improve my life and decided to make some this time. One of them is to post more happy content/less rants. But that's not to say that I won't ever post a rant ever again, just that it will be about something that pisses me off.

Before I knew what the challenge was I had planned a post about something that I saw at work that annoyed me. After seeing the post, I decided to not make that post.

And then today, L addressed the issue so either it bothered someone else as well, or L saw and realized she needed to say something.

I follow a blog that used to host a pride thread post every Monday. She hasn't posted one for several months but knowing what I know about her off line life, I can't say as I blame her.

So, since I miss those posts, I'm going to start doing it myself. Plus this gives me a guaranteed once a week happy post. I'm going to start posting it on Mondays starting either this Monday or next. But I want to go ahead and brag about myself now.

For the record, this isn't just about telling others when you've done something to be proud of, if you saw something that made you happy: post it; if you got some great (or even just good) news: post it. In short, we're trying to spread the happy.

My follower list is small so please feel free to promote this in your own personal blog. And please be sure to tell your followers that if they don't want to have to read about my personal life, they can just track the 'spreading the happy' tag.

My first contribution will be in a comment.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
Day 03

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

1) Finish Dannii's fic.
2) Finish at least one of my WIPs.
3) Post more happy content.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

When I first read this I didn't think I could respond to it. But then I remembered how my life was thrown off its axis for a while after I saw Pacific Rim. It was mostly the soundtrack, though,

I don't usually purchase soundtracks but someone made a post on Tumblr, I think, about how powerful the songs are and how it made them feel more confident when they listened to it.

So I purchased it and listen to it when I'm feeling down or need a confidence boost or if I'm having difficulty staying awake at work and don't want to drink a soda.

Every time I listen to it I see myself working out (running, doing boxing, etc) and it makes me want to get up and move.
logans_girl2001: (Default)
A few weeks ago the person who usually runs the [community profile] snowflake_challenge posted that they no longer had the spoons available to run it this year. I was sad because I look forward to this all year but I understood about how 2016 drained nearly everyone of all their energy.

So, imagine my surprise when I got up this morning to find a post stating that someone stepped up and the challenge will continue.

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I have not written anything for over a year except for a story I wrote the first week of October while on vacation with friends ([livejournal.com profile] squee_in), but I hand wrote it and have not found the motivation to type it up, and two stories I wrote this past week but they're for [community profile] fandom_stocking so I can't link to them just yet.

That being said, I'm going to rec old stories (because I'm not sure if I've ever rec'd them before or not):

Back in 2003 I came across a series of stories written as a way to keep Tim Speedle (CSI: Miami) alive by making him a vampire. A whole fandom sprang up around it because it was a multi fandom series. I even got into it and so the three stories I'm rec'ing are my version of this series.

1) Rogue: Dark Blue, Carter/Dean. Dean is a one thousand plus year-old Vampire and Carter is his Mate.

2) The Solider and the Scientist: Stargate Atlantis, John/Rodney. John is a five hundred plus year-old Vampire and Rodney is his Mate.

3) The Edge of Forever: Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny. Steve and Danny have been Bonded for over twelve hundred years but have been estranged for most of it when they 'meet' in Hawai'i while Danny is investigating the murder of Steve's father.
logans_girl2001: (Urge to kill)
This might get long but even if it doesn't, it is a full on rant so it's under a cut.
Feel free to skip )
logans_girl2001: (Default)
As I stated recently I haven't written much over the past year. Well, my muses came back and had a major party. I have stuffed two stockings for [community profile] fandom_stocking so far and both stories were written in just a few hours (one on Sunday while doing laundry at my mother's and the other yesterday). I can count on one hand (with two fingers left over) the number of times I've written a story that quickly. It feels really good to be writing again.

Now, however, my muses are not helping me with the third stocking I want to stuff. I haven't written John/Rodney in a while and I'm thinking that's the problem (I seem to be on a Rodney/Ronon kick).

So, I'm asking (begging actually) for you, my faithful friends, to give me some prompts. I really want to get this last person something but I am fresh out of ideas.

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