Just another Thursday

I lay quiet
Waiting for her voice to say
“Some things you lose,
and some things you just give away”

I accidentally bought a caffeine-free diet Pepsi today.  Which… once I’d realised it, I was rather disappointed.  I don’t like the new bottles and logos.  They confuse me when I’m in a hurry.

Last week was a lil rough around the edges.  We’re extremely short-staffed at work right now – down to the point where we’re operating at almost 50% capacity with a 50% increase in work load.  Which basically translates to my covering nearly everything outside of two specialties.  Which has lead to an increase in stress-level… about 10-fold.

Needless to say… I’ve been a little short-tempered and a little out-of-control in my binge eating.  I know I should work on getting back on track, but I know that I cannot handle that right now with everything else.  So I’m trying to just take it one day at a time and keep it (mostly) together.

Last week… one of the low-points was my own dumb luck. It had been a rough day to start with.  And on the way home I stumbled down the last two steps of the subway stairs.  Wrenched my shoulder, whacked my arm off the floor, but didn’t hit the ground.  Good, right?  Sure.  Except when I got to the other subway station, I was on my way up the stairs when I got shoved from behind.  Landing face first on the stairs.  Lovely.  I’m still debating on whether I need to go get my arm checked out – the joints in my one wrist are all crackly.  I know I should get it looked at, and I’m really just being stubborn about it, but I really really don’t want a cast before Vancouver.

Keiran and I’s trip to BC is coming up.  And we’ve got a plan now!  There’s still details to be worked out, but we’ve got a plan!

I’m in the mood to do some shopping.  I’m wanting to buy all these expensive toys… I’d like a new camera.  I want a Wii.  And games to go with the Wii.  The camera… that’s going to be something I have to look into.  The wii… will wait.

Watch me lose her
It’s almost like losing myself
Give her my soul
and let them take somebody else

Jake wanted to add something as well

*  from Strawberry Gashes by Jack Off Jill

Oh What A World.

Morpheus: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Sometimes I hate this shit more than I can even imagine.  Sometimes I wish I could just take the damn blue pill and go back to when I could believe whatever I wanted to believe.Â

Damn red pill.

National Stupidity

So.  I do up a reservation online for a rental truck to move.  They send me an email, stating that my request is pending confirmation.  I’m like… wtf.

I proceed to call said rental agency, to figure out what I have to do to get my reservation confirmed.  Said individual who answers the phone states that my confirmation should be in my email inbox after checking my confirmation number.

I check my email inbox.  My confirmation is in there, along with a note saying confirmed, please proceed to counter and bring all confirmation forms and emails with.

I am contented, and thank the individual.  He says no problem, everything is confirmed, and we’re all set.

I receive a phone call yesterday afternoon.  Unfortunately I’m in the middle of something and cannot pick up my phone.  It goes to voicemail.

I check voicemail as soon as possible, not recognising the number that called.  It’s said rental company.  My request has now been denied, no reasoning listed.


I’m beyond furious.  This rental company had been recommended as reliable with good trucks.  Their rates weren’t bad, and the 100km included with the price was an added bonus.

Thank god for Uhaul right now, and their ability to treat me like a real customer and provie me with the services I requested, when I requested them.

In other news.
Got my keys today.
Painting Saturday.
Moving boxes all weekend.
Moving officially Monday.

Am working on:
A random list post to make up for the 100 that I never finished.
A post about vacation that I am missing so much right about now with all the stress.
An entry about moving will surely follow.

Baby, if I was in demand, you would be mine.

It’s been an incredibly frustrating few days.. well, weeks really.  I’ve been feeling under the weather, both emotionally and physically.  Work is stressing me to the last nerve.  And home hasn’t made things much better.

I’m going to have a nervous breakdown and for some reason I find that hilarious.  Part of me just wants to quit everything.

Work tried to take away my benefits today, and tried to tell me that it was my error.  Needless to say, that didn’t start the morning off well.

My laptop has been misbehaving.  I bought the new sims expansion pack, Pets, and was incredibly excited.  I’d been waiting for the development of Pets since the Sims 2 came out.  And I installed it fine, ran it three times perfectly.  Then it gave me this .tmp error.  And I’ve done everything short of reinstalling (I’ve done that before a few times) and it wouldn’t work.  This caused me a GREAT deal of grief as that game has been a major stress-relief point for me recently.  It did this for two days.  And miraculously, it decided to work yesterday.  I’m not sure it’ll keep working, but I’ve decided to enjoy it while I can, or something anyway.

I’ve been having a significant amount of pain with my thumb again.  It’s going to drive me crazy.  I’m sure it’s got something to do with the stress level, but there’s not a thing I can do about it.

My gramma had knee replacement surgery and she hasn’t exactly been herself.  But then again, she is in her mid 70s and this wasn’t exactly a minor surgery.  Even if she has had the other one done before.

I’ve committed myself to an interior design job starting this weekend!  How exciting is that?  I actually am excited.  When I started in design, I had two dreams of what I could do with my degree.  One was the outrageous – be a set designer.  But yeah, that one’s well out the window now.  I also wanted to be a professional organiser.  Help people get control of their clutter.  Which makes a lot of people laugh, thinking I’m joking.  I’m not.  So yes.  A friend of ours, Ina, has asked if I’d help her organise her basement and make it livable again.  And this is the first time I’ve been excited over design in a long while.

There was something else I wanted to add, besides that I’ve put a link to my photo gallery on the sidebar, but the phone rang and I got completely sidetracked.