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September 12th, 2008


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12:05 am - Three Cubed
Things Making My Life Intolerable:
  • My co-worker quit, so I've had to take on about half her responsibilities until we find a replacement.
  • Plus I have to teach my other co-worker how to do things and get a new co-worker up to speed on how we do things.
  • We are a small group of approximately four people, and I am the most experienced in what needs to be done, so I feel responsible for everything.
  • Subsequently, the last couple weeks have been insane and chaotic and dense and overwhelming and aaaaaaah.
  • The AMWA conference is coming up, and I seriously don't even have time to do the homework for my workshops at work. I'll likely have to do it on my own time.
  • I am trying to be clever and save money by attaching a visit home to my trip to Phoenix for a project management course, but there's something weird with travel agent invoices that is screwing up my brilliant plan.
  • My comic book store doesn't have volumes 5 and 7 of Runaways in yet, and the library is having issues getting them to a library near me. I would just buy them at Borders, but I'm trying to support my local comic book store since I go there and read comics off the shelves without buying them.
  • My car appears to be a fucking death trap that's going to explode one day, given that it now leaks gas if I overfill the tank.
  • I want to buy a car but I don't even know where to begin.
  • My uncle is convinced that my car right now will last me two more years until it once again fails the smog check miserably and that car prices are about to plunge and that what I should really be doing is BUYING A FUCKING HOUSE OH MY FUCKING GOD SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT BUYING A MOTHERFUCKING HOUSE.
  • I want a ridiculous and adorable wife. The prospect of this wish coming to fruition seems less and less likely as days go by.
  • I want to write something new to read at the AMWA conference, but all I do is read and watch other people's work instead of creating my own. I think an idea has recently taken hold of me, but I don't know what to do with it. Also, I'm supposed to write a book or something so I can become famous.
  • I haven't exercised in months and I have a disgusting stomach bulge.
  • The new Facebook.

Things Making My Life Tolerable:
  • Rewatching Spaced with the Homage-O-Meter on.
  • Runaways, which I am loving like a two-dollar whore. Brian K. Vaughan, please be my friend.
  • Cute girls are cute.
  • Being able to walk into my neighbors' apartment and discuss books and comics and Neil Gaiman for half an hour.
  • Robots, explosions, and car flips, oh my!
  • Watching The Incredibles in Dolores Park with Rachel (harriettheelf), Heidi, and Co.
  • Rachel hugs.
  • Last name Batman, first name Goddamn.
  • Seeing Pineapple Express for free at the Parkway tomorrow.
  • Birthday gifts and cards and e-mails and Wall posts.
  • This space intentionally left blank.

Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: Audrye Sessions - Julianna

(80 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

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From:electricmonk
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
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Hey. HEY. No being gloomy on your birthday. It is NOT ALLOWED. As my birthday gift to you, I banish all things making your life intolerable. See how easy that was?

Seriously, happy birthday, friend. *hug*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:47 am (UTC)
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As my birthday gift to you, I banish all things making your life intolerable. See how easy that was?
Good goddamn, I'm glad I met you!

*hug*
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From:duchessdogberry
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
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My car appears to be a fucking death trap that's going to explode one day, given that it now leaks gas if I overfill the tank.

Stop overfilling the tank! Sorry it's going to explode, though. I hope you won't be in it when it happens.


I want to buy a car but I don't even know where to begin.

Watch Top Gear on YouTube? Or think of what size/class/whatever of car you think you'd like to get, do some web searches on the various different makes of cars that are like that, find out some safety ratings and basic bits of info, and then go out and test drive the short list?

I want a ridiculous and adorable wife. The prospect of this wish coming to fruition seems less and less likely as days go by.

Have you considered making one out of robot parts and/or clay?

Last name Batman, first name Goddamn.

OMG! So awesome! Thank you for the linkage!

Happy Birthday!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
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Stop overfilling the tank!
Yeah, I will definitely stop doing that.

Or think of what size/class/whatever of car you think you'd like to get, do some web searches on the various different makes of cars that are like that, find out some safety ratings and basic bits of info, and then go out and test drive the short list?
Damn, that sounds like a lot of work. Can't I just do an Internet meme or something?

Have you considered making one out of robot parts and/or clay?
Now that you mention it...

OMG! So awesome! Thank you for the linkage!
Did you click on the tag? There's more!

Happy Birthday!
Aw. I haven't gotten there on my rewatch. I just watched "Mettle." "The second rule of Robot Club is: no smoking."
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From:the_partyman
Date:September 12th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
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Dude, I am with you on the new Facebook. I find it annoyingly confuzzling.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
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It's frickin' stupid and ugly and irritating.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Does it help to know that you're on my list of what makes my life tolerable?
Aw. You're such a sweetie.

P.S. I'm a car-buying expert. I will help you if you want it.
Sure!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's good to know.
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From:melodinous
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
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I bought a new car last year. I'm fairly indecisive, and take a long time to make decisions, but once I figured out what I wanted it was just a matter of finding the car for the right price. I asked A LOT of people and made a trustworthy person (my brother) test drive a few with me.

A year later I don't love my car anymore, but it's still really good on gas and shiny and blue. Oh yeah, and my dog scratched 2 weeks after I bought it, because he's awesome like that.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I have a similar list of intolerable things, and one includes feeling overly responsible at work since I have the most experience. And people keep telling me I should buy a house, when I can barely afford my "cheap" apartment.
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From:melodinous
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I repeated myself a little on the indecision, but it's morning time. My brain doesn't work yet.
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From:filmtx
Date:September 12th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Hey, could be worse. You could be holed up in a Best Western waiting for a hurricane.

Happy Birthday. Party like the rock star you are.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Hey, could be worse. You could be holed up in a Best Western waiting for a hurricane.
That's true. Stay safe, you.
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From:punzerel
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
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HUGS, and, happy birthday! If you weren't 348758957 miles away (I do not actually know how many miles are between California and Quebec, clearly) I would bake you a birthday cake to cheer you up. I hope someone procures a cake for you though. Cake usually makes life more tolerable.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Aw, thanks, Punzie. Would you make me a fried cheesecake? duchessdogberry thinks I should have a fried cheesecake.

*hugs*
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From:harper47
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
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Wait - isn't it your birthday today? Birthdays aren't allowed to have those intolerable thingies attached. They should be made of madcap fun.

Sorry about the bad and hope the workload lessons. But yea for the good.
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From:harper47
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh and hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

(my personal theory is that your quest for a wife will end up being this epic movie that people will watch through the ages filled with Veronica Mars moments, Comic Con fun, your famous life on LJ and all sorts of crazy things. So the universe is simply too busy writing the script right now to cast the romantic lead.)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
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BIRTHDAY SHAGGABLES??

*hugs*
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From:lodessa
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
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I am sorry about the work situation. That always sucks.

Happy Birthday, though. Hopefully it gets better.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. At least there's a weekend?

Have you read Runaways? You should read Runaways.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
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I don't. They'll take all my ridiculous ladies.
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From:stella_hime
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
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And here I thought I had the market cornered on angst... :)

all I do is read and watch other people's work instead of creating my own. I think an idea has recently taken hold of me, but I don't know what to do with it. Also, I'm supposed to write a book or something so I can become famous.
I hear you. My dad's side of the family always insisted I'd write some book and be famous--mainly because I was the "good" child and I read books. I've failed that miserably, but I think you've got a better shot than most. You're creative and funny, and you have interesting experiences. Also, you've got a few cheerleaders in Oklahoma behind you.

what I should really be doing is BUYING A FUCKING HOUSE
Does he know what the housing market is like in CA right now? You might get a good deal, but it would be a bitch to resell. People are losing massive amounts of money in CA real estate at the moment.

I want a ridiculous and adorable wife.
You're not quite a spinster yet. I have hope for you. I love weddings and I can't wait to see yours.

Life sucks out loud much of the time. It's hard not to dwell on it. I have no practical advice for making lemonade out of lemons, but try to have a good birthday anyway. Who knows what good things could happen today to make everything else fade away? Happy birthday! *hug*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Also, you've got a few cheerleaders in Oklahoma behind you.
I did end up listening to your voicemail after midnight, right before I went to sleep. It was...interesting. You girls. Thanks.

Does he know what the housing market is like in CA right now? You might get a good deal, but it would be a bitch to resell.
Well, it's going to bounce back, is the thing, and then I will be RICH.

Who knows what good things could happen today to make everything else fade away?
Some girl might stop by to sell me magazines!

*hug*
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From:sdwolfpup
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Very many happy birthday wishes to you! I hope your day ends up fantastic.

My car appears to be a fucking death trap that's going to explode one day, given that it now leaks gas if I overfill the tank

I had a truck that if you filled it all the way with gas it would leak, too. Scared the hell out of me every time I had to start my engine again at the gas station. If I recall, though, it wasn't too expensive to fix - I hope the same for you. :)

That Goddamn Batman thing is probably going to be the highlight of my day, and it's not even 8am yet. Thanks. *g*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Goddamn wants to be a ballet dancer. It's very sweet.

My car was just in the shop. I thought they'd fixed it. Apparently they just rigged the smog test and went on their merry way.

I hope my day ends up fantastic too.
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From:daynr
Date:September 12th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Sooo, perhaps is not a good time to suggest a trip to whichever province the ladies in Bride and Prejudice were from?

Happy Birthday, and I hope you get some spanky good times today and this year.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Sooo, perhaps is not a good time to suggest a trip to whichever province the ladies in Bride and Prejudice were from?
Don't make me spank you.

I hope you get some spanky good times today and this year.
Unless you like that.

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