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I'm Awake! [Nov. 11th, 2006|06:35 pm]
This is a first... I'm composing this on my email to copy/paste to my journal when I return home. I think I can logon to lj from work... but I don't want to chance it...

So, here I am (meaning this moment in time as I'm composing not copy/pasting) my first day of working a weekend at my new job. It doesn't seem as busy as the weekdays thankfully - but I haven't clocked in yet, so we'll see. I'm updating/composing throughout my eight-hour shift... hence the reason this entry is looooong.

Cut to spare your f-lists of my boring life.


Work: Yesterday, I worked graveyard - midnight to 8am (midnight between Thursday and Friday; which is sometimes confusing, as I've heard that people scheduled at 00:00 aren't sure which day that falls under (though it wasn't confusing to me ;).) I tried to take a couple naps during the day on Thursday, but it didn't work - I ended up brainstorming instead of sleeping, so I was sleepy during my shift. It wasn't busy because I was training (aka I am the extra person in a normally one-person operation), and I hope it won't be busy when I'm scheduled to work it by myself (when the graveyard person goes on vacation). So, Friday morning, I crashed for about three hours when I came home - but mom wouldn't let me sleep for eight because then I wouldn't be able to fall asleep that night. I was still tired throughout the day - couldn't really write or get any writing done (Gackie part 10 - last part of The Wedding series - still looms, and I want to finish it before I dive into the next story arc), and only wrote a prologue draft for my Nano novel. (Well, it isn't really for Nano, but I'll just call it that since November is Nano month.)

My desk: We (my mom, sister, and I) did visit a furniture outlet yesterday too. Didn't find anything we liked, so most likely I'll be getting myself that desk that I mentioned in my previous post. It's not a rush, but I hope to get it for Christmas.

The Car Thing: My family decided to fix my sister's car instead of buying her a new one, but will probably end up buying a Corolla later this year or earlier next year. I think we need to retire my dad's car still.

Play: I did decide to buy myself a game subscription to BigFishGames (since I'm currently addicted to Cake Mania... *pbbt!*), figuring 'why not?' since I hardly spend any money on myself (btw, if anyone wants a referral, lemme know so I can email you ;D). The 12-month subscription is cheaper than RealArcade, and between those and the ones that let you play any game as long as you want but not own them --and they charge more per month/week-- I figured $7/month isn't that bad if I get to own the game. It's my Christmas gift to myself for $83.88 (oooo... I know - I'm such a Big Spender). I always reason my spending by comparing it to my salary/pay, and that's not even half a day of work... (this makes me say 'I deserve a little frivolous gift' to myself, especially since I haven't gone to the movies in a while - nothing playing right now really interests me).


Nothing much new here. For hogwartsharmony, I finished working on Gryffindor House's group picture, and will start Ravenclaw's soon. Term is coming to a close soon (is it about a month and a half away? I know that doesn't seem 'soon' but time flies...); so I think that'll be a good place to transition the new Head of House.

For TG, I have some ideas for DA training - but a couple depend on the mods (well, because they will involve a character or two from them), so I can only hope they keep up with the thread(s). It's a bit sad if I'm trying to keep the non-ship plot moving. ;P

For WW, I'm almost done with my revisions for Jackie's personal history/application; and I need to work on Veronica's and the new Div prof. I want to update Jackie's layout - so I must work on a scrapbook-type banner for her later; and then I need to start a filters list to divide her between TG and WW. I suppose I could make it "easier" by creating a whole new account for her, but with all the RP accounts I do have - I'd rather not.

(My total LJ accounts (my personal, TE-Cho, A-Cho, ME-Dorcas, Jackie, Ana, Veronica, Steven [although the mods allowed me to drop him, so like TE-Cho, his account will be dormant for a while], Ami, my fic archive acct) is about ten? *PBBT!* And I have to create a new Veronica one anyways because her last name is changing to reflect a slight change in personal history too.) More than likely, I'll be dropping TE-Cho if roll-call ever comes around again (although if I do, I'll be sure to delete the profile I set up for her); and possibly ME-Dorcas - because she has nothing to do if Ludo is gone and Lily is... slow? in threading).

[I can't imagine how many accounts Ali must have - I believe she controls half of LJ... *shifty eyes* along with the Utah posse of Laura, Randie, Rho, and Ribbon --- I say Utah if you're all married to each other! Right next to April's love nests with Ivan and Kat separately (or is it... together?) hmm...]

[User Picture]From: amethystwind
2006-11-12 04:26 am (UTC)
Pfft, I TOTALLY beat you in LJs. Let's see, I have this one, Gabe, Ari, Addy x2, Kier (soon to be Kier x2), Amaury, Harper, Sawyer, Kaden, Bastian x2, my random private ish one, one Kat and I share, Lucas, and Kadi. Aaaaand I feel like I'm forgetting some. Hurm. So that's 16. Holy crap. Granted, most of them aren't active but still.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-11-12 05:17 am (UTC)
hahaha... and that's not including your myspace and greatestjournal accounts!
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[User Picture]From: rhowan_jane
2006-11-12 06:50 am (UTC)
Eurgh. So will you be working a graveyard shift on a regular basis, then?

I bet, of the Utah posse, that I have the fewest LJ accounts. Does that mean I win or lose I DON'T EVEN KNOW ANYMORE!
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-11-12 09:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think it will be regular. Only the occasional graveyard shift when the normal person goes on vacation.

*pats* I'd say YOU WIN! but then Ali might smack me ;D
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[User Picture]From: rhowan_jane
2006-11-13 01:15 am (UTC)
I think I lose, because now I have desire to arpee and no place to do it. *weeps* Also, I never knew Ali was violent. I guess it might be a good thing April has you locked up after all?

I would not be good at graveyard shifts. When I worked at a grocery store in high school I used to open every Sunday, which would fairly miserable at first and then really great at noon when I was leaving and most other people were just getting there. :D
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-11-12 04:05 pm (UTC)
Eek, that does sound busy. My mom's hospital just has the shift start at 11, so there wasn't that issue.

Busy, busy on LJ. Actually, term ends at the end of the month. But, I agree, you should get a new HoH with the new term starting.
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