Friday, January 24, 2020 :::

psa real quick
 

our electric bill at the own house was $500 last month.
I bought some of those badass curtains for the remaining windows that only had blinds. the bf put them up in the living room (which is right next to the bedroom, and also I have to make a mad dash through the cold living room on the way to my morning shower) and it has made a ~much~ bigger difference temperatures-wise than I anticipated.
we hope the curtains, in combination with several other changes, make a significant difference in the number of kilowatt hours we use this billing cycle.

::: posted by tinafish at 11:23 PM :::


Saturday, January 18, 2020 :::

fun times
 

last weekend I took my sisters to the book sale with me.
it was also the first snow of the season.
I got hit in the back with a snowball thrown by my oldest sister. then she aimed at my other sister who promptly began chasing her. both were running around in the front yard laughing and screaming.

have I mentioned my sisters are each about 20 years older than me?
gotta love these guys lol

::: posted by tinafish at 1:44 PM :::


Saturday, January 04, 2020 :::

new year new me
 

not really, just the same ol' me as always.

the bf & I both took a couple of weeks off, taking advantage of the christmas & new year holidays to get a full two weeks off for only 6 days of vacation time.
we've mostly lounged about and it's been glorious!

we did have one thing scheduled though: the winter classic
it was intense and a helluva experience.
plus the stars won.
plus corey perry got a game misconduct about 3 mins into the game [imo it was an iffy call though] so I wasn't forced to watch that shitbag play live (boooh corey perry)
tons of people there but my experience was mostly colored by the 10 jackasses sitting in the immediate vicinity of us. it got better as the game went on but they, along with the biting wind gusts, were the worst part of the game.

aaaaaand we got to visit a conveyor belt sushi joint for lunch before we left dallas.
super fun and I hope to get my buddy lus to go with us at some point
sadly, we also hit up bistro b (dinner after the game) and though those shrimp patty spring rolls were still amazing everything else was much spicier than usual.

::: posted by tinafish at 2:41 PM :::


Sunday, December 22, 2019 :::

this just in:
 

I am ~finally~ starting to feel better.
sheesh!

::: posted by tinafish at 4:40 PM :::


Saturday, December 07, 2019 :::

ugh
 

we still haven't finished moving and now the season has changed and it's cold and I'm sick and just ugh.

::: posted by tinafish at 12:16 PM :::


Monday, October 28, 2019 :::

of course he did
 

we had our first annual chili cookoff at the office on friday.
the bf and I each entered separately.
my chili tied for second place.
his won the trophy.

/sigh
it’s like when he got outstanding student of the year
/SIGH

::: posted by tinafish at 9:31 PM :::


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 :::

happy birthday to me and other news
 

- aug 3
  met a tortie
- aug 7
  the bf got offered and accepted a new job
- aug 11
  spent our first night in the new house with lucy&fisk in tow
- aug 12
  the bf gave 2 weeks at his job
- aug 24
  moved the main fridge to the new house
- aug 26
  the bf started a new job

tortie:

we still don't know if we're keeping her as lucy is indifferent to her but fisk has an active dislike of her
some backstory: the bf heard her crying for help while he was working on the back door. found two dead cats in the backyard of the new house. brought her inside and for the moment we're stuck with her. ~ 5 weeks old when we found her.

::: posted by tinafish at 7:22 AM :::


Saturday, July 20, 2019 :::

lemme tell you about that time I met Scott Kirkland
 

we went to see the crystal method last night
after the show duder hung out signing autographs and taking pictures...
the bf didn’t have any cash and the merch booth didn’t take cards so the bf wandered off to find an atm.
we wound up essentially last in line (the drunk dude [tbf perhaps I should call him two beers guy as he was double fisting] who we’d been chatting with off and on throughout the show was “behind” us) and spent about 10 mins chatting with scott kirkland since there was no one behind us.
two beers guy asked scott kirkland for a story about the lead singer of tool/apc and, among other things, I am apparently the same height as that guy!

I had a great time and the bf was in heaven after that interaction...  fans for life based solely on him taking the time to chat with us - the music is simply a bonus

::: posted by tinafish at 10:26 PM :::


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 :::

a fire upon the deep
 

I read during my lunch breaks at the office.
I put in earbuds, put on some brown noise, and read for an hour.
it's really nice, and honestly one of my favorite things about my job.
there's an empty office with a couch in it. I lay out with a couple of sweaters and it's really really nice.
I spent most of the spring on fantasy. this summer I've been reading scifi.

several years ago a friend of mine recommended a fire upon the deep.
I bought it and hadn't gotten around to reading it until now. I'm about halfway through and I wish I knew someone else who was reading it so I could talk about it!
we've been painting and I find myself thinking about what's happened in the book.

Paul, if you're reading this, good fucking job! and I'm sad I didn't start it sooner!

::: posted by tinafish at 6:01 PM :::


Saturday, June 15, 2019 :::

ok so that wasn't actually the worst part
 

the actual worst part is having these same fights in R but I def dunno wtf is going on.
and they keep asking for screenshots.
"... and provide a screenshot of your results."
R doesn't even have a proper shell (or whatever the fuck they're called, ugh!), it just prints my code into the console and runs it a line at a time. plus I've gotta submit my .R anyway so wth at all the screenshots?

I have a headache =/

::: posted by tinafish at 10:02 PM :::


definitely the worst part
 

however much I hate r, it is still kinda (only kinda, mind you) fun to write in.

the absolute worst part, though, is the paper explaining why I did these things to those things.
trying to identify names for things like an href (an attribute) vs a (a tag) in html isn't fun. it's especially difficult since I've never had to try and figure out what to call them since I've only used them in conversation, like, "oh yeah links are a hrefs" which makes perfect sense even though I don't know what they're technically called.
ugh.

also, I'm not even a real programmer so my code is all janky and I *still* don't really know what things are called (python libraries vs modules, I'm looking at you)

::: posted by tinafish at 6:16 PM :::


Saturday, June 08, 2019 :::

I'm gonna hafta repeat it
 

I hate r so much. so SO MUCH.

::: posted by tinafish at 6:07 PM :::


Thursday, May 16, 2019 :::

didn't think it'd be so personal
 

the chair of the math dept at ENMU recommended me for an alumni spotlight in the school paper.
I was happy to accept until I got the news that I need to give them: 
3-5 photos to go with the article (ex. you, you at work, you with family)

fml

not to mention the interview questions are all "How did ENMU prepare you for your career?" and "What advice would you give to a student interested in working in your career field?" type things.

I wanna respond with "bitch, I went to college to get out of IT but you can't do shit with just a BS in Math" and now I'm literally back at my former employer

aaaaaand we are STILL working on the floors at the new house.

ugh.


::: posted by tinafish at 7:13 PM :::