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Jun. 30th, 2020


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Away from the Network, I don't use the twins' names, ages, or anything to identify them online. That's a decision Amycus and I made a long time ago, because the girls' digital footprint should be entirely theirs when they're old enough to have them. Not something their friends can google when they're teenagers to find embarrassing stories about them later on.

So if I have to mention them at all, I call them Thing One and Thing Two. Before anyone says anything, the girls know this and they're okay with this, except that they disagree on who is one and who is two. Our animals, however? I've got their pictures and names. The dogs, the cat, and the horses.

I had a fan on twitter today ask me what species Thing One and Thing Two are, and I'm just at a loss of words on how to handle this. I finally said my kids, and apparently they now think I have pet goats?

Jun. 25th, 2020


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I don't care if Daddy says we don't need one - when this is all over, I'm buying another generator for the house. Flashlights are wonderful and are helping with reading and everything but it has been a longtime since Daddy had to take care of a two year old during a blackout. I'm two minutes away from screaming and pulling my hair out

Jun. 23rd, 2020


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Yes, this sounds about right. I thought we were overdue for freakish weather.

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Snow.

It's June. Note to Mother Nature - you suck.

Hi. I'm Michael. I don't know why someone pointed me at this network as a place to network or whatever. I thought it might be like Tinder, which is complete shit, but funny at the same time. I have an audition today, but it's snowing, the traffic is brutal because nobody can drive in it, and my cat spilled my coffee everywhere. How is your day?

May. 20th, 2020


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Laurel decided today that the best way to convince us to agree to take her and her sister to Disney Land every day of summer vacation was to sit us down and give us a presentation on exactly why it would be a waste of money to not go to Disney every day. I'm kind of impressed that she did her research. We've got seasonal passes, because we do go that often and it just made more sense to get them. She did her research on how much it costs for all of us, how much it would cost to buy it individually, and how much money we'd be saving by going every day.

The answer is still no, Disney is a privilege and not an expectation. And she didn't take food and souvenirs into her math. But she is in elementary school and there were hand drawn graphs. So I'm still impressed.

May. 8th, 2020


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So. Waking up with artifacts from the dreams is a thing?

Because I've got a god damn bracelet on my wrist and it's reading my vitals and sending them back to the mother ship or something.

What the hell?

Apr. 28th, 2020


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I've been typing most of the night since the girls went to bed, and I decided I really needed a snack break. I go to make a sandwich and something to drink. And I came back to my cat curled up asleep on my laptop keys. And of course he added his own words to the story, but given he's a horrible speller, he'll have to forgive me for not including them.

This is exactly why I'm paranoid and back up my work every time I step away from the computer.

Mar. 26th, 2020


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I'll never understand people that say it's cruel to keep domesticated animals as pets, that they should be allowed to roam and live free. I want to invite them into my house and I want to introduce them to my cat.

Today Apollo could not stop meowing at his food dish because his own toy that he put into his dish himself was blocking him from eating the food in it. I had to make a grand show of taking out his toy fish and shaking his bowl before he would come eat, and then he couldn't stop gratefully weaving himself around my ankles.

My cat needs a parent.

Mar. 25th, 2020


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Mid-May is when I will get my results back.

The last four week have seem to drag by....not sure if I can make it another month or so.

Mar. 12th, 2020


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Am I the only one who's more amused than annoyed over the fact that the coins we got from those boxes turned into chocolate once Mar10 Day was over?

Feb. 21st, 2020


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Yes you heard me speaking Japanese on the phone in the campus computer lab. And you were absolutely right in saying I don’t look Japanese. Good to know this year’s freshman class is so observant.

Now if only I could get some assurance that they aren’t all judgemental jackasses like this guy. I wasn’t speaking Japanese in an attempt to be “trendy”. I was speaking it with okaasan because since we found out that I understand a lot more of the language than any of us thought - we’ve been speaking it on the phone so that I can learn even more. One of the benefits of my best friend’s parents being my second parents.

Feb. 6th, 2020


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It's not my job in life to parent other people's kids. I've got two, I'm responsible for them. More if you count the ones with fur. But that's all I'm responsible for. So I'm not going to tell other people how they should and shouldn't raise their kids.

However I can silently judge them when we have story time at the library and one kid will not stop talking over the guest because he thinks whatever he's talking about is more important.

Feb. 4th, 2020


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So I'm going to have to add a new clause to my contracts after this picture if I'm going to have any sanity in the future - that I will not work with this petulant moronic spoiled overgrown child again. We're having to do even more reshoots because she doesn't like the colors that wardrobe put her in for some of the shots and claims they're unflattering. Because of course waiting until after things have been shot is the perfect time to bring that up and throw a fit to get your way.

Jan. 28th, 2020


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Is there a reason that legos are shaped like they are? I know they need to be able to lock together, but I feel there should be a way of doing that without it being so sharp. On that note, why are there always spare legos around, no matter how well you thought you cleaned up? My current theory is they're multiplying.

Jan. 20th, 2020


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I was told that this place was good for networking and socializing. I intended to see about potential job connections, but there seems to be quite some talk about dreams here. Though this is the internet, I suppose oversharing and such things are to be expected.

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I'm not sure exactly what my cat has against the laundry, but every time we've got a load going? Apollo just sits there and meows loudly at the washer and dryer. Which is apparently gaining the dogs' attention and they start running when they hear him crying. The laundry room isn't big enough for the four of us. Ever tried to fold sheets while trying not to trip over a mastiff?

Jan. 12th, 2020


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February 25 and 26, 2020 are the dates set for the bar exam.

It's time to buckle down and to a refresher, so I can ace this test and get a job within a law firm.

Jan. 6th, 2020


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There’s a large sign on my horse’s stall that says ‘Do not enter without owner’. When the staff lets him out to pasture on days I can’t get up there they make sure to put him in the pasture that is furthest from the stable and the trails. And then go and put a sign on the fence around it that says ‘Do not enter. Do not feed.’ There’s a reason for that, other than my being a possessive asshole when it comes to my animals - although that is a part of it - Shadowdancer is extremely skittish with most people. He was abused before the organization I adopted him from rescued him and treated his wounds. It took me weeks to earn his trust enough to even step into his stall without him getting aggressive. And that was with regular daily visits to talk to him from outside the stall so that he’d know me. Longer than that for me to able to touch him let alone put a saddle on him and take him for a ride. Even now that we know each other and he trusts me - he still tries to take a bite out of me if I startle him. He’s always likely to be skittish.

And one of the most gorgeous horses I’ve ever seen so I do understand the desire people who see him have to touch him. But those signs are up for a reason - to protect you and him. If you ignore them and he bites you? It’s your fault. Not his. Read the damn signs people. Animals are not public property.

Dec. 10th, 2019


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I hope that whoever wrote the sign I found in the teacher's lounge today didn't mean for it to come across as creepy as it did? At the same time I think I am going to give up coffee at work for awhile and just drink water instead...

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Nov. 4th, 2019


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MySpace is dead, gone, and buried along with all the embarrassing pictures of me on it. I'm a married man with two daughters, three pets, a career, and a day job. I am long since out of high school and college. Now is NOT the time for my inner emo kid to want to spring back to life.

But am I still going to go to MCR's reunion show and drag my husband with me? Yes, yes I am.

Oct. 31st, 2019


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Have you ever tried finding a costume for a lion sized dog, just because your daughters say he feels left out? Maybe if I tried earlier I could have ordered something, but they insisted tonight. Best I can find are ones that would fit our cat.

Oct. 27th, 2019


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Don't worry, this was taken at a redlight. I'm not about to use my phone in a moving car, especially not with the twins with me. It's just. There are so many things wrong with this that I don't know where to begin.

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Oct. 14th, 2019


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I woke up this morning with a mandrake leaf in my mouth. Let me tell you, that is not a fun experience. I'm pretty sure I very nearly died. Aside from the choking hazard, this is vile tasting.

[Lily]
And, according to my dreams, I'm probably going to have to keep it there for at least an entire month. Sorry, luv.

Sep. 27th, 2019


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The school is getting ready for that magical time of year again, or at least it always was the most magical time of the year for me growing up, the school book fair. I always saved my allowance as soon as it was announced every year so I could blow it all at once on one huge book spree... I'd probably still do the same now if our bookshelves weren't already overflowing, if I was going to be perfectly honest.

We were expecting the books we ordered for the sale to come today, and it was getting close to the end of the school day without any packages being brought to the library. We checked with the office, and there weren't any packages brought there by mistake. I figured it was just delayed and went on the website with our tracking number for it to say it had been delivered at noon today.

No, no it hadn't been.

I clicked on the link to talk to their AI, because fed ex apparently is too cheap to hire an actual representative to handle the chat. Maybe I should have called, I'm not sure, but I wanted to be able to do this without leaving the library if possible, in case it turned up. So I explained the problem, gave it the tracking number, and it told me that the package had been delivered and to please check where our mail is normally delivered. I said that was the problem, it had not been delivered.

And the computer's answer? "I'm about to show you an answer I have already given you. Would you like to see it? Yes No."

I am pretty sure I was just told by a robot to go fuck myself. I mean, is there any other way of taking that?

We FINALLY found the packages as the teachers were getting ready to take the kids to line up for their buses. The driver had decided that the back door, out in the open and far away from the library or even the office, was the perfect place to leave all the packages. No security at all, no one signing for them, out in the open for anyone to take. And I'm pretty sure given the amount? They were supposed to be signed for. They just didn't want to take them all the way inside. Not their problem, apparently.

Sep. 23rd, 2019


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We wrapped up filming on Byron's Trinity days today, and my bear costar's handler came up to me at the end of the day and asked if I was still interested in taking her home with me, since we'd bonded so much during filming. She actually has reached the point where she'll eat right out of my hand, which is absolutely adorable to me and apparently terrifying to everyone who sees it. He didn't think she'd be as good on any future films because of it. We worked it out for me to have all the proper paperwork, and since my house is pretty far from any neighbors it worked out for me to bring her home today.

This is Winie.

Sep. 19th, 2019


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I figured it was about time to clear out the last of Sam's stuff from the attic since I'm going to be doing some remodeling on the house here pretty soon. Finishing up the process of making it mine. Putting in new windows on the backside of the house to keep some of the sun out while not obstructing the ocean view that I'm never getting tired of. I got off topic I know - anyway while I was going through the boxes I found some old Christmas decorations that he'd held onto for who knows what reason since he never decorated this place and one of them was something called the Christmas Pickle which from what I found online is a tradition that gives the person who finds it a very special Christmas present. I still haven't decided if that's creepy or sweet. What I do know is that damn ornament is going to be out of my house before I go to bed tonight.

Sep. 18th, 2019


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I was very proud of the fact that until now I had not actually heard that bloody Baby Shark song, but today that all changed. I had a meeting with a client for their kid's first birthday and the meeting was at their house, which is fine, but they must have played that bloody song for the kid at least a dozen times. And now it's been popping up in my head ever since. No matter what else I listen to, it just pops up when I least expect it. I think I need a few drinks.

Aug. 29th, 2019


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It's nice when things stay familiar between dreams and reality. I guess it would have been nicer to have one version of my mother who wasn't the kind to burn bridges... and in this case an actual tapestry.. and disown people who make her mad. Probably would have been nice if one version of my father also didn't enable her like he does. But I guess then I wouldn't be able to recognize anyone, would I?

Aug. 28th, 2019


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As much as we have loved the time alone together in the Bahamas, we have missed the girls and our pets so much. We haven't been on the network much while we were on our Honeymoon, since we promised each other we wouldn't. So curious what we're going to be coming back to California to? It's been a while since the OC has decided to ...be the OC and I just want to make sure everything is still standing.

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So I guess yesterday was like National Dog Day and I was going to share a picture of Dragon, but I never ended up finding the time. So, it's a day late, but this is Dragon and I'm so grateful to my ex for letting me keep him when we broke up.

Dragon )

I also signed up for EMT training that starts in October. I'm looking forward to finally having a plan for my life.

Jul. 27th, 2019


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I went to pick up my allergy meds from the drugstore today, and while I was waiting in line? All the songs on the muzak were songs that I loved when I was in high school. And then it hit me. I turn 27 next month. These songs are all ten years old now, or more.

Oh my god, I'm old. When did that happen?

Jul. 20th, 2019


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I'm trying to get revisions done, so I can have this all finished and sent back to my editor before the wedding and I won't have to worry about it. But it looks like one of our four footed children has other plans. As I'm sitting there on the computer, Apollo comes up meowing at me. I think he's wanting to play or attention, but he keeps ignoring my attempts to throw his mice or pet him. Finally I get up, thinking maybe it's his water or his litter box. I don't speak cat, all I can do is just ...process of elimination.

As soon as I got up, he jumped into my computer chair and curled up to go to sleep. He has other beds. He has Aslan, who is used to being used as a bed.

....I think I'm going to go check on how everyone else is doing. Maybe my chair will be free when I get back.

Jul. 14th, 2019


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I really was expecting to be more nervous this close to the wedding but I just keep feeling even more certain that this time is right. The only bit I am nervous about is being away from our girls for so long. I haven’t spent more than a couple nights in a row away from them since getting custody back. I’m probably going to drive Regulus insane with wanting to check on them at my parents. And if by some miracle I don’t end up driving him nuts doing it I will end up driving mum and dad nuts with it.

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I’ve been told that I’m not allowed to pop back while we’re away. No matter how messy things get here. If we end up facing another mini-apocalypse though...hopefully one of you can get around to making sure our house is still standing. I’m going to redo my wards before I leave so people breaking in isn’t a concern.

Jul. 11th, 2019


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Oh fuck no! This might be the most fucking terrifying thing I have ever seen. Why would anyone want to do this?

Jun. 28th, 2019


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It's really my fault the microwave blew up, even if I don't know how he blew it up. There's a reason Amycus doesn't cook, he's an absolute disaster in the kitchen.

Everyone's okay, the house is fine. The microwave is very dead, though, and from what I read on the internet, it's going to stay that way. Apparently trying to fix it if you haven't gone to school for it is a sure fire way for something worse to happen.

So anyone have any suggestions on what brand to get? Before, I just got whatever was cheapest.

Jun. 25th, 2019


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I keep having the same recurring dreams. Not DREAM dreams, just regular neurotic dreams. I have no idea how the actual "speak now or forever hold your peace" thing goes if someone actually objects to a wedding in real life, but that's the part I keep dreaming about. It's always someone who wasn't invited to the wedding. Sometimes it's my parents, sometimes it's Am's deadbeat ex, and a couple of times it's been the girl I had a play wedding with in kindergarten when 1. I had no idea I was gay yet and 2. I was five, and there's no way that was legally binding.

All of them are uninvited and, so, really, they have no say.

I guess, really, I'm just nervous they're going to show up anyway, and try to make a scene. My parents or his ex, I mean. I just need reassurance there really isn't anything they can do if they try.

Jun. 22nd, 2019


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I like this bar. I keep being bought fruity drinks. Nobodies judging my fruity drink choices. Never been to a Pride event, and yet here we are. I like it.

Jun. 19th, 2019


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No contact means no contact. It doesn’t mean no contact except for when you want money. Or when you hear I got taken to the hospital. It means no contact at all. And if you think I didn’t call and report it the second I saw my parent’s number on my call log, then you don’t know me at all. I really hope she has to spend at least one night in jail for it. Knowing her loss of her own comfort is the only thing that will get it through to her I’m not their personal cash machine anymore. And that I don’t want them in my life.

Jun. 11th, 2019


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I finally made my way to the grocery store this morning and I saw something I really wish I hadn't seen. Who brings their pet to the store and then leaves it locked in the car with no windows open?! No living creature deserves that.

Jun. 4th, 2019


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I swear it’s like dealing with small children at my office with my assistant out. The temporary one from the Agency we use is utterly worthless. Or just incompetent. I’m not sure which. She doesn’t have even the most basic understanding of what the hell a closed door means. It means no one comes in because I’m busy. I don’t care that there was no one else in my office. It’s called a phone conference. I tend to have several of them a day because sometimes things happen that the client needs dealt with immediately not later when they’ve been able to drive to the office.

I wonder if there isn’t some way I can tell the Agency not to send her again. I’d rather do it myself than deal with her again.

May. 29th, 2019


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Our new promotion down at the shop comes with one free riding lesson, so anyone that ever wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle come on down.

May. 23rd, 2019


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I usually never answer my cell phone if it's from a number not in my address book. There are people I'd rather not talk to, and plus with all the phone scams these days? I figure it's much safer to just let it go to voicemail. If it was something important, they will leave a message. And if it was about my writing, I live with my PR agent and it would go to his phone, anyway. So I don't have a reason to answer unknown numbers at all, really.

So I don't know why I answered one today. I guess I was just busy getting the groceries out of the car and just wasn't thinking? Apparently my number is a digit off from some salon or something, and the lady on the other end could not grasp that, no, we can't fit you in for a cut and color, I don't know a Tina and if she has an open slot, this is a cell phone and the only thing I can do with hair is a really crooked french braid. When I finally hung up, she called right back and demanded my manager.

Part of me wanted to go ahead and tell her she had whatever appointment she thought she was booking and let her make a fool out of herself when she got there. But the girls were right there, and I don't want to tell them that they can't lie and turn around and lie in front of them, you know?

If she calls again, I'm just giving the phone to Aslan to bark at. She did want my manager, after all.

May. 21st, 2019


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I just came home from work to discover that this seemingly innocent ball of orange fluff I picked up from a box Friday Night has decided to chew right through my very last pair of Manolo Blahniks. Have you ever wanted to just scream and threaten violence upon something only to look at their faces and realise there's absolutely no way that you can?

Stupid feline. I knew adopting this kitten was a bad idea. Yang, he's your son from now on.

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I think I might finally be reaching the end of my Dreams. Or at least I seriously hope that I am. That child that Voldemort couldn't kill? He and his friends are back at the Castle fighting him and his followers. Which technically I'm one of but I was tied up by a group of them in one of the towers so I had to sit it out. My Dreamself seemed pretty disappointed about that because of course he wanted to be there fighting with his Lord. Me? I'm glad that he wasn't able to be down there. Enough blood on his hands already.

May. 14th, 2019


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Sometimes this place is too crazy even for me, and I'm all 'holy crap what did I get myself into, why did I tell Orange County that I accepted its challenge?!'. And then we've got days like today, where I'm on my way home from work when this girl runs up the street at me.

Naga! Wow, but the cars on the road had like, no idea how to handle that. I wanted to shout something like 'Haven't you ever seen a polar bear dog before!?' but, like - they definitely haven't. So I can't even be mad about all the honking and screaming they were doing.

But hey, Asami? I am definitely going to have to consider moving into a bigger place, now. ALSO does anyone know where I can get bulk fish from?

May. 13th, 2019


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My biggest issue with Mother's Day, and Father's Day while I'm thinking about it, is that people want to use it to pretend that even the most hellish parents are some type of saint and they get offended when you don't want to play along with their delusion about your parents. You had amazing parents? Great. Lucky you. I'm happy for you honestly. And maybe a little jealous My parents? My mother threw me out of the house the day I turned 18 because my father told her she either threw me out or he'd throw both of us out and fire her from his company after freezing all of her assets. So don't expect me to get all warm and loving about them just because society has decided to give them some damn holidays.

May. 8th, 2019


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It's funny how different the last month of school is working at the elementary school library vs the college library. Nobody swearing up and down they returned something back in October and we should just cut them a break. No hectic last minute students trying to hoard entire shelves of books to themselves in the back corner while they work on a project they forgot about until just that moment. It's quiet and peaceful in comparison, even though I do have teachers swearing up and down they returned equipment that was never signed back in since March. So I guess that's the trade off there.

Apr. 28th, 2019


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[Screened Away From Minors]

I never realized how many quotes, songs, and things are taken completely out of context for weddings until I started looking up things for my own wedding. Today I saw a wine glass with an Oscar Wilde quote. "Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling".

I get that they probably were talking about getting on one knee and proposing.

But I'm 110% positive that was not what Oscar was referring to.

Apr. 27th, 2019


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Well the next couple of months around my office are going to be an adventure - my assistant called me today to ask about some time off to deal with a family matter. She'd already gotten in touch with the Agency about a temporary assistant for me and arranged for them to come by the office Monday morning to meet with me and discuss their duties and such before leaving. Assuming I feel that the person they send is a good fit. If not she'll call for someone else. I just hope that she can come back sooner than later because I need her efficiency to keep it running smoothly

Apr. 24th, 2019


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And we come to that time of year again where Employees are asking to take the day off for a Marvel movie instead of, you know, doing their job. The number of last-minute "oh, by the way, can I have this day off" requests is insane.