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Fav. Movie: Sleepy Hollow AND Sweeney Todd
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Who wants to hear some work drama? - Mood:Good
Friday August 10 201810:57:03 PM |
Sort of a long story, so I'm gonna shorten it as much as I'm able.

To start with: my boss sometimes does things that annoy my coworker and I and that are bad for the store. Such as: not finishing jobs by the deadline he gave the customer. He'll extend a job two months beyond the deadline WITHOUT TELLING THE CUSTOMER. This, naturally, makes our job very hard.

So my coworker, Tammy and I, were complaining about this the other day. The way I see it, it's his business - if he wants to do crap like this, well, he can. It's gonna end poorly for him, but he's previously shown that he doesn't respond well to criticism or to anyone questioning his business practices. So, whatever, I'm washing my hands of it.

Well, Tammy doesn't like that. Tammy thinks she needs to confront him about it all. The. Time.

This has led to some issues between the two. (continued)

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Oh wise YTers, how would you handle this situation? - Mood:Good
Saturday August 04 20187:58:04 PM |
So, I've been at a Symposium all week, meaning I haven't been at my apartment much.

Someone threw a ripped bag of trash in the hallway of my apartment building. I got a call about it on Friday from the leasing office, asking if it was mine/if I put it out there. I said no, I didn't really know anything about it, as I wasn't around much this week. They said they'd have the cleaning crew come take care of it.

Well, I got home on Friday night and it was still there. There's trash strewn all over the hallway and it's rotting and smells awful.

I called the leasing office today. I actually had to call 3X to get an answer. They pretended to be shocked that no one had cleaned it up, then said they couldn't take care of it this weekend because the cleaning crew wouldn't be around.

(continued)

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Three little kittens have lost their mittens... - Mood:Good
Thursday July 19 20188:32:08 PM |
What was your favorite nursery rhyme as a kid? The kids I'm reaching really love nursery rhymes and songs (most of them are pretty young) so I'm looking to teach them new ones. My kids today are learning the letter K and also about clothes, so, hey, Three Little Kittens will do just fine.

https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/908cg6/til_civets_dont_know_how_to_drink_milk/ This is cute, everyone watch it.

Today is going great, but I don't want to teach. I feel super lazy right now.

My boss and coworker got into kind of a nasty fight. They're both pissy with each other right now and it's exhausting.

I ordered a breakfast sandwich from McD's today and they accidentally gave me TWO. Best day ever.

Tell me something good about your day.

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In which I celebrate a great success. - Mood:Good
Tuesday July 17 20186:32:33 PM |
GUESS WHO GOT AN INTERNSHIP???

That's right, ME. I've been applying place after place and just feeling sort of down about it because so many places don't even acknowledge receiving an application. I was starting to worry I'd never get one and then... I got one at the COOLEST place ever.

I'm so happy I could melt.

To celebrate, I bought myself a new notebook. Part of the deal with the internship is they want you to write daily reflections, so I figured I might as well have a nice notebook to write in. I also bought a new Leuchtturm (sp?) because I'm running out of space in my bullet journal! I can't believe I've already used it so much!

My teaching is going well except I have one class of kids that's unmanageable. I actually talked to the head of the school and dropped the class - I'll teach one more but then I refuse to do another. (Continued)

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So. Pedophiles. This is a problem. - Mood:Good
Thursday July 12 20188:19:38 PM |
Back in my hometown, there's this creepy pedophile who has been harassing young girls for YEARS. Everyone knows about him. When I was a kid, he tried to get me to come inside his house because he claimed he had a puppy to show me. My mom showed up and oh boy, that didn't go over well.

He tries to add high school girls on Facebook, and if they don't accept his request, he messages them death threats.

He got caught dragging a five-year-old girl around town one day, and someone grabbed her and brought her back to her mom, who didn't know she'd gone with him.

Among a host of other creepy awful things he's done.

He got caught in a neighboring town taking videos and pictures of kids while they were at a program for the library.

And... nobody called the cops.

The cops have been called on him before. In my hometown, the city cops don't really care... (continued)

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And the seventh thing I hate the most about you... - Mood:Good
Friday July 06 20188:47:02 PM |
I'm in a strange mood. Post your crappy pop songs in here, preferably from the late 90s/early 00s. Reeeeally bad ones.

Enjoy this scourge.

That intro. Oof.

I've been teaching English lately. It's going okay. The kids really like me, they even remembered my name! Some of them have trouble saying it, it's cute. One kid cried in my class last night - I asked all the girls to stand up (practicing the word "girls") and he stood up, misunderstanding the question. So embarrassed he cried. Poor kid. Eventually he felt better, but I felt pretty bad for him.

My novel editing is going swimmingly except that I hate editing. Blegh. I can't wait for it to be done and over with.

I'm working on writing flash fiction. It's hard. I hate word limits. LET ME BE PEDANTIC.

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COME ON IN FOR A CRAZY STORY - Mood:Good
Wednesday July 04 20184:19:51 PM |
Okay guys, this JUST HAPPENED TO ME.

So I went to McDonald's today. Why? Because I'm a free American and nothing is more American than McDonald's. Anyway, I was sitting and eating and I heard this woman behind me.

She was screaming at her infant. A LITERAL infant, not a toddler. She's an inch from the kid's face screaming STOP F#CKING CRYING, YOU HAVE NO REASON TO CRY, I WILL F#CK YOU UP IF YOU DON'T STOP YOU LITTLE SHXT. Then she grabs the stroller and SHAKES it hard.

So, I turn around because I am hearing this and it startled me and I looked to see what was going on (mistake). She sees me and starts shouting WHAT, I CAN YELL AT MY OWN FXCKING KID, I CAN DO WHAT I WANT, DO I HAVE TO COME OVER THERE AND SAY SOME SHXT TO YOU, IT'S MY FXCKING CHILD.

Then gets up with the kid and storms out.

I've seen bad parenting before but... holy shxt. That takes the cake.

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Do you believe in ghosts? - Mood:Good
Tuesday June 26 20189:04:56 PM |
I don't know if I do. I can never decide. Some days I'm like "totally" and other days I'm like "that's stupid."

Anyway, the point is that the other day I almost had a heart attack. I was lying in bed in my apartment, waking up reluctantly, and I heard someone whisper my name right in my ear. I almost jumped out of my skin. It was probably just a dream and I'd fallen back asleep and didn't realize it, but it put me on edge.

I'm beta reading my friend's novel. It's not horror, but it is really good and I'm enjoying it! I worry I'm not getting through it fast enough. I've been crazy busy lately.

I picked up a side job teaching English to Chinese kids. I basically Skype into classrooms in China and help them with English. It's pretty fun.

Post funny stuff.

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Getting back into the groove of writing and it feels so good! - Mood:Good
Friday June 22 20187:41:53 PM |
Now that grad school is out for the summer and I've settled into my new routine, I have more time to write. For a while I really just didn't feel like it, I was so stressed all the time with school and it didn't seem worth it to me because it wasn't fun anymore. Now I'm getting back into it and remembering why I loved it so much to begin with.

I wrote a super short story yesterday that did much better than I expected! I'm also working on a few other projects when I have the time. Here's the story if anyone wants to check it out.

I just read a horror comedy called Horrorstor. It's a novel that is kind of based on IKEA furniture. It was actually a LOT better than I was expecting. I'd recommend it if anyone is bored.

My life is kind of boring right now. Just the way I like it.

Sup?

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So here`s the coolest birthday gift I got... - Mood:Good
Monday June 18 201812:32:42 AM |
You may recognize it from the memes.


I had this as a kid but ruined the book and lost the cookies. Lil Sleepy was crushed. I mentioned it to my mom a while back, telling her I'd love to buy one again for old time's sake... and low and behold! She found an unopened one that still had the cookie cutters!!! Best mom ever.

On a totally unrelated note, cookie cutters do NOT work on chocolate chip cookies... whoops!!

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I`ve never seen THIS argument technique before - Mood:Good
Friday June 15 201811:56:47 AM |
Last night, the people who live in the apartment above me were having a fight. They were so loud that I was able to determine with relative certainty that the woman was accusing the man of cheating on her. Things escalated - people throwing stuff, lots of screaming - and then all of a sudden...

The man stops arguing. And starts barking. Like a dog. Just fxcking barked at her for a surprisingly long period of time.

??????

I've never seen that technique used in an argument.

Today while at work, I got a call from important government people who ordered from our store. I always get nervous dealing with those people. But they're all very nice and polite. I just freak out and worry that I'll mess up, even if it's something really simple.

My boss said that Michael Buble came into our store once. And he offered an employee free concert tickets and she TURNED THEM DOWN. WTF.

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It was only a matter of time... - Mood:Good
Wednesday June 13 201812:52:29 AM |
So, there's a bunch of merchandise at my store that is not priced. It's out on the shelves but I have no idea how much to sell it for. Yesterday, a customer wanted to buy some blank place cards with a gold edge. They had no price, so I looked at similar cards to help me guess. Similar cards without the gold edge were $8. This pack held half as many cards but was $4.

Well, turns out the edges were hand-painted and it was supposed to be sold for $45. Of course, nobody was there to tell me that and nobody was answering texts because it was their day off.

At first I felt bad, but you know what? If you don't price the merchandise, that's gonna happen. Maybe now stuff will be priced before being put out.

Our computer system crashed and one of our machines at the shop broke down. The replacement parts are no longer being made, soooo not sure what we're gonna do about that. (Cont..)

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I am so so SO bored. - Mood:Good
Monday June 11 20187:39:50 PM |
I've been irritable all day. I can't tell if it's the weather or just one of those days.

I got to work early and chatted with my coworker a bit. Turns out our computer is down so I can't really do anything while I'm here. I've just been sitting here. For five hours. There is NOTHING for me to do. And I've had a bunch of over-sharers today who are standing around telling me their entire life story, which drives me NUTS.

The other day some woman commented on my Dropkick Murphys tank top. Then she went on to tell me the entire tale of how her cousin loved that band and oh also her cousin just dropped dead one day and don't I just want to hear all about it? Frankly, no, not really.

Usually I'm friendlier but today is just... bleh.

My friend at the store next door just found out that their boss isn't paying them this week because the store has "no money to pay them." He swears (continued)

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What`s the most unprofessional you`ve ever been at work? - Mood:Good
Thursday June 07 201810:57:57 PM |
So this woman came in the other day and she was just awful. I mean really, really heinous. She wanted to talk to my boss about ordering some stationery but he was late because he had a flat tire on the way to work. So she started yelling at me about how she'd wasted a trip down to the store, this was unacceptable, blah blah blah. Then my boss walked in.

Her total demeanor changed and she was nice and polite to him. At this point, I was so irritated that I just tried to stay out of the way. But for some reason she wanted me helping her still? And I'm gonna be honest here, I'm not super proud of what I did next. I was having a total crap day and she pushed me over the edge.

Every time she addressed me or asked me a question, I turned to my boss and addressed my answer to him. Wouldn't answer her. Wouldn't speak to her.

After she left I cooled down and apologized to my boss... continued

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Voice thread! - Mood:Good
Wednesday May 23 20185:13:59 PM |
I don't remember when we last did this. It probably wasn't that long ago, but screw it, we're doing it again.

If I feel up to it, I might post some of my ukulele playing. Terrible singing and all.

My toilet is broken so I have to stay in my apartment today while the maintenance men come and go. But that's okay, I'm relaxing, reading, journaling, playing music. It's fun! And now I have Internet in my place (no thanks to Verizon) so that's good.

I'm gonna start reading Jane Eyre today. Wish me luck. I've never made it all the way through before.

Post your voice. And other stuff.

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I am a goddess - Mood:Good
Sunday May 20 201812:15:49 AM |
Domestic and otherwise.

I MADE COOKIES. It was the first time making them myself. I did ok! Messed up the first pan, but all the others turned out great.


I had to deal with Verizon today. They were supposed to do my internet but they screwed it up and we had to cancel the order. Except they lied to me several times about canceling it and set me up with autopay without my permission. So, since being nice didn't work, I called and read them the riot act and made them sit on the phone with me while they canceled it, then made them prove to me that it was canceled. It worked. Lesson learned.

I have no interesting news in my life. Post some stupid memes pls. Bonus pics for memes used incorrectly.

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In which I brag about my apartment and life as an adult - Mood:Good
Wednesday May 16 20182:14:46 PM |
I have everything in my apartment all set up. Internet is being set up on Friday, but I got the gas and electric all squared away. The leasing office was dragging their feet in getting me the information I needed to set everything up, so I called them and was ASSERTIVE and NO-NONSENSE and they got me my information within the hour. Because I get things DONE.

I got a library card today. I like our local library. It's big and spacious and there's vending machines and places to just sit and read and chill. I think I'll probably spend a lot of time here.

My ukulele playing is going well. I'm learning Love Potion No. 9.

My boss is taking me to a stationery convention sometime soon. I didn't even know there WERE stationery conventions. I'm doing great at work and making heaps of money.

Oh, and I'M GOING TO DISNEYLAND. Suck it, losers.

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Vote for me for YT president - Mood:Good
Saturday May 05 20188:56:07 PM |
I nominate Oreo as my running mate

My platform includes:
+ Banning people who say "LOL U HAVE SOMETHING HANGING OUT OF UR NOSE
+ Changing the site layout to hot pink
+ Letting people change their usernames

So, I moved today! I was living with a student housing company before - the one with all the stupid rules that I hated - and got my own place. It's really, really nice.

Everything here was really expensive. Apartments in D.C. ranged from 2,000 a month to 3,000. So I got a place just outside D.C. in Maryland. It's right on the border so my job and school are still accessible by metro. It's 1,100/month plus utilities. I'm really nervous because, you know, I've never really done this before... but also very excited.

Had a really weird interaction with a dude today while I was shopping.

My apartment has A.C.! Yaaaay!

Okay, so, give me advice on apartment stuff.

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"Do you two know how much that pen is worth?!" - Mood:Good
Monday April 30 20187:06:58 PM |
My boss keeps this ugly, dumb pen next to the cash register to use for signing receipts. Someone left it there one day and never came back for it. A few days ago, a customer came in, stared at us, and asked if we knew how much it costs.

Nope. We shrugged.

Turns out the damn thing is made by Porsche and it's worth $350 fxcking dollars. Holy. Crap. And this thing is UGLY AND HORRIBLE. I'll put a link in the comments, it won't work in the main body for some reason.

I met a woman today who went to China RIGHT when Deng Xiaoping opened it up to the West. She told me all about it, it was so fascinating. And she's from Minnesota! She has a cute shop next to ours.

Also I made a new friend today at a local tea store.

Things are coming up Sleepy!

What's the most expensive thing you've unwittingly held in your hands?

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I`m procrastinating writing a paper. Come on in and help me do that. - Mood:Good
Thursday April 26 201811:41:00 PM |
I have three final papers that are due next one. One is mostly done (maybe some light editing), two are on the way, but I'm tired and I don't wanna write anymore and I just wanna watch stupid horror movies on Netflix.

Has anyone seen the Hexecutioners? It was pretty great, it's on Hulu.

Today at a panel discussion, we were talking about the likelihood of Russia trying to spoil negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. Some dude piped up and said, "But Vladimir Putin promised he wouldn't do that! Why would he say one thing and do another?!" Uh... because it's Putin? I mean, there's lots of good counterarguments to the Russia-as-spoiler argument, but that's just not one of them.

Come in and I may say something nice about you. Or something mean. Who knows. It's a fun surprise.

I have gorgeous new lipstick and a gorgeous new dress and I got lots of compliments today and it was nice.

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In which Sleepy gives full reign to the depths of her pettiness - Mood:Good
Monday April 16 20183:35:54 PM |
So, I got an email from my school's office the other day. "Please participate in this survey about the environment on campus!" it said. And I was like "sweet, I'll do that sometime in the next few days."

And then the next day, they resent the email. You know, to remind me. Well, that's a bit annoying, I'll get to it, geez.

And then they sent another reminder email. And another. And another.

At this point, I'm like, nah. I'm not gonna take your stupid survey. You know why? Because your copious and unending emails are SO ANNOYING AND THEY ARE CLOGGING MY INBOX.

So I refused to take it out of spite, even though it would have been infinitely less irritating to just take it and get it done with. But they were badgering me and I hate to be badgered. So take that.

I reread Anne of Green Gables. Have you ever found a kindred spirit? I need to read the whole series now.

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“Coffee is incompatible with anarchy.” - Nieto Arteta - Mood:Good
Thursday April 12 20184:29:23 PM |
My professor assigned an unreasonable amount of reading again for this week. Uuuuuugh. I like his class and he's a great professor, but I can't wait to be done with this. He wondered why twenty people showed up on the first day and then all but four dropped. Because your expectations are unreasonable, dude.

I have bought/ordered a TON of books. Most of which I needed for school, but also some of which just looked like fun. Someone take my debit card away.

I'm having a hard time finding worthwhile horror movies to watch on Hulu. I think I've worked through almost all the ones on Netflix. Anyone have some good suggestions? I really liked The Hexecutioners.

I bought chalk. What should I draw on the sidewalk outside our apartment?

Our prof is having us stay late in class to listen to people give presentations because people wouldn't shut up in class to let her finish her lecture

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Has anyone seen Don`t Hug Me I`m Scared? - Mood:Good
Sunday April 08 201811:36:15 PM |
So I was on Pinterest looking up fan art and I kept seeing these really weird drawings tagged "DHMIS." I googled it and found this.

*Warning: NSFW

If you have half an hour, you can watch the whole thing there.

I... have no idea what I just saw. But I like it. But I think it might give me nightmares.

I went to a fancy formal dance the other night, that was fun. Got to wear a fancy dress and eat at a fancy restaurant. Which can be fun once in a while, although usually I prefer to stay in because I'm kind of lazy.

I'm about to start reading a new horror novel. It's called Horrorstor and it's apparently written as Ikea instructions. Weird? Yes. Stupid? Maybe. Am I gonna enjoy every second of it? Absolutely.

What's the weirdest Youtube video you've ever seen?

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This is a health-related journal - Mood:Good
Tuesday April 03 20181:42:50 AM |
I had some sort of stomach bug this weekend - lots of vomiting and all that. My symptoms lasted longer than was healthy, so my parents convinced me to see a doctor, just to get the all-clear. Thankfully, I'm starting to feel better now and I should be back to normal!

The only thing that's worrying me a bit is that, at the doctor's office, I discovered that I've lost a substantial amount of weight. This semester, I've started eating healthier and working out, which is going great! But I don't really want to lose any weight. My doctor told me I'm at the perfect weight for my height and I'm really happy with where I am. So I guess I'm not really sure where to go from here.

Also, my workouts are going well! I still hate running. But at least I don't black out after working out anymore.

Now onto non-health related topics! (continued)

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Hey ho, I`m Pippi! - Mood:Good
Saturday March 31 20184:39:06 AM |
This was one of my favorite movies as a kid! I found it on youtube and decided I needed to relax. I didn't know they'd made a TV show out of it! I kinda want to watch it, but also I don't because it's probably horrible. What were your favorite lesser-known movies when you were a kid?

I had kind of a long week. I'm not sure why. It wasn't like anything particularly bad happened. Just feeling blue. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow.

I think I'm gonna do Pippi Longstocking for halloween this year. It would be a good chance to practice my sewing skills! Her outfit wouldn't be too hard.

I should sleep. I don't want to sleep.

My roommate's boy toy got rid of a roosterroach for me. I give him my seal of approval. It was literally the biggest bug I've ever seen in my LIFE.

Link me your fave movies.

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