Wednesday, February 28, 2007 :::


so you know that drama at work I've been talking about?
I believe it's errupted into full scale disdain.
and we may be one person short.
one person short and supposedly over staffed.
if we turn into a real call center, I'd better start getting paid more.
'cause for 80% of my workday spent on the phone... pfft. I can hate my job anywhere.

I like the guys I work with, though. and if they're not here then this job will lose a lot of it's appeal to me.

::: posted by tinafish at 4:53 PM :::

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 :::

all I need is a briefcase

guess who is gonna be joining the ranks of 8 to 5'ers...
starting monday.

and you know... I thought I'd be angry, or at least a bit upset.
indifference ftw!

::: posted by tinafish at 4:13 PM :::

Monday, February 26, 2007 :::

kratos, crown, and coke

why yes, we did finally name our hamsters.
one of them is kind of a bastard and always picking fights with the other two, so we named him kratos.
crown & coke get along surprisingly well, and love to run in a wheel together.
I've got assorted pics, though none are any good (no, I'm not gonna let a small thing like photo quality keep me from posting pics).
so anyhow... actually I think I'll just link the vids, 'cause they're so much more fun (and don't suck such ass)

aaaand because I have failed at trying to embed the vids, here are links:
kratos and crown and coke

::: posted by tinafish at 12:48 PM :::

Thursday, February 22, 2007 :::

"they'll try to steal your mineral rights!"

so I've been at work today since 0900.
it's been a very long, slow, quiet day.
I litereally spent at least 3 hours dicking around with hunter specs on wowhead.
on the bright side, I get off work in 45 mins.
on the even brighter side, I think budd & I are gonna hit up that used book sale again.

work is as dramaful (is that even a word?) as ever, and... I'm noticing it's more and more difficult for me to get riled up about any of it.
they wanna change my schedule? don't really care.
want me to work in a different dept? don't really care.
wanna fire half of us? don't really care.
I wanna work in a nursery. I wanna plant plants.

::: posted by tinafish at 4:07 PM :::

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 :::

pancakes, passports, and hamsters

so I did have pancakes in honor of national pancake day... and no, I did not think about pushing one of the old men over & taking his fez, why do you ask?
I did, finally, mail rob the copy of zelda I bought him for christmas. just a few *cough months cough* late.
and the really big news - we bought hamsters.
robo hamsters, to be more exact.
we had some issues with one of the cages we bought for them (3 boys - only 1 is named atm, and not like we can tell them apart yet anyway), so right now they're piled into 1 cage, but petsmart should have more cages on friday. I'm sad we didn't buy all of them, but since james was generally agst getting a pet I guess I should be glad we took 3 home.
when we go back for a cage on friday I believe I'll try to convince him to buy the last 2.
I took some pictures of them, but the little bastards run around so quickly and were so easily spooked that none of the photos look even halfway decent.
I think I'm gonna demand to see them tonight, and see about taking more pics of them.

::: posted by tinafish at 1:55 PM :::

Monday, February 19, 2007 :::

and for the bibliophile in you

there's a used book sale going at the mall from thursday to sunday... if you're nice, though, they'll let you shop whenever.
I picked up several books this afternoon for a whopping $10 (all the cash I had on me), and the prices are $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers.
well worth it, imo.

::: posted by tinafish at 10:30 PM :::

my duty as an american

tomorrow is national pancake day and ihop is giving out a free short stack of pancakes (donations to children's miracle network are being accepted).
with that said, I've had a busy day; I think I'm going to bed.

::: posted by tinafish at 10:23 PM :::

Friday, February 16, 2007 :::

one fish two fish red fish tina fish

mcrough & I went to walmart last night for assorted things (read: mostly socks). it was so nice to see him again... for valentine's he gave me a super rare flower (yes, in WoW - stfu) and it was great.
aside from that, my day's been a bit less than mediocre.
but I think I'm spending this weekend with friends, so maybe that'll help my mood.

::: posted by tinafish at 7:49 PM :::

Thursday, February 15, 2007 :::

you're just a boy in a chevy truck...

though it's always been a ford, huh - lol
I talked to BoB tuesday, for our ever-popular 'happy vday' routine.
really it's more of a state of the union we each have with our respective SOs.
slave thinks it's... odd; the rltnship BoB and I still have.
something about how we're not together, but because of all the time we spent together we seem to still be drawn to each other.
I dunno.
it's like I don't hafta play nice with him.
we kinda vent about what's going on... about how the people we're with... just about anything and everything.
and we still fight, which amuses me endlessly. not while it's happening, obviously... but with how indifferent I've been lately, it's nice to feel something (even if it's the urge to strangle him)
as the time we've spent not-together gets longer and longer... I'm waiting on the day when he & his wife will be together longer than he and I ever were. it'll be so weird; him not being in my life at all.
I wonder if I'll ever truly lose the... loyalty I've got to him.

work is... trying.
our hours are changing and we're not hiring anyone new.... and I think I may get stuck working weekends.

::: posted by tinafish at 2:21 PM :::

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 :::

a heart dont forget something like that

when you think tim mcgraw
I hope you think my favorite song
some day you'll turn your radio on
I hope it takes you back to that place
when you think happiness
I hope you think that little black dress
think of my head on your chest
and my old faded blue jeans
when you think tim mcgraw
I hope you think of me

::: posted by tinafish at 12:01 PM :::

Monday, February 12, 2007 :::

your men... are obsolete...

so that huge glorious breakup I so boldly proclaimed... really just turned into a 6 hour fight that ended with "I love you too."
fun times.
I think, though... the moving-in-together may be... off.
not like it matters, though. nothing ever came of it anyway.

::: posted by tinafish at 7:08 PM :::

Friday, February 09, 2007 :::

lightweight and single to boot

I fought with budd for a bit, so I left work a little early... not much, though.
and I decided, "fuck it. fuck him."
so here I am, with a bottle of whiskey and a code red.
I don't think I meant it at the time. I think I expected to get a response out of him. at this point, though.. fuck it.
we never would've worked out, anyway.
I was happy being single and I should have stayed single.
better for both of us to just cut our losses now.

::: posted by tinafish at 8:46 PM :::

the killer in me is the killer in you

so for our 'something different' last night we went to tgif & then watched a bit of definite article.
not particularly different, but I do love how we enjoy a bit of the same type of humor.
he's seems overly concerned, though.
guess it's a legitimate fear, with me being so moody.
we're seriously supposed to move some of my things this weekend.
living with him will be interesting, I think.
most days I can't wait to see him, and I'm usually annoyed with myself for wanting to see him so badly.
dunno why. mostly we sit around talking all day, so it's not like either of us has anything particularly new or exciting to say.
he said something today about mcrough.... don't hardly recall what, but it made me sad. I told him that of all the friendships dating him seems to have taken away, I miss mcrough's the most.
and I meant it. but I wasn't being completely honest with myself.
mcrough found a new love interest, and I won't lie - I was a bit burned that he replaced me so quickly.
and the salt of that wound was that he completely devoted himself to her, aside from the odd hour every other day or so, when we'd sit around chatting. guess when it comes down to it I'm not sure if I'm upset he replaced me, or that we were never really friends.
like budd always says, I worry too much. I'm waiting on laundry then my happy butt will head to bed.

::: posted by tinafish at 4:05 AM :::

Wednesday, February 07, 2007 :::

avoiding the obvious

wow news:
my rogue hit 60 last night. it was a surprise, because I wasn't far into 58. and now I'm busy pooling my gold but still unable to afford an epic mount. but I did play for several hours straight... guess that's what happens when I'm afraid to go to sleep.
fun times, eh?

things with budd are going well, as always.
we usually have dinner with my sis on wednesdays, but I think I'd rather do something with just the two of us.
something romantic, even.
hah - we'll wind up at ihop.
he's such a picky eater, but I really have the urge to do something different.
anything different... I just need to be reminded of how happy he makes me.
but if I need to be reminded, how happy can I possibly be?
I dunno. just wanna do something a little different, I guess. to keep my mind off things, ya?

::: posted by tinafish at 7:29 PM :::

Tuesday, February 06, 2007 :::

wrong end of the crack pipe

so I rush to work this morning, thinking I'm running quite late... turns out I'm an hour early.
for whatever reason I seem to have forgetten I'm supposed to be here at noon, and was convinced I'm supposed to be here at 1100.
I have no idea why.

::: posted by tinafish at 11:19 AM :::

Monday, February 05, 2007 :::

note to self:

never, ever, EVER, mix kumquats and nectarines again.

(you have ~no~ idea how bad my stomach is cramping, and frankly I don't even wanna think about how this'll... turn out.)

::: posted by tinafish at 9:13 PM :::

"I love you, babe!"

so I had a really good weekend.
friday... I got off work early (we had a meeting that morning) so budd & I headed over to market street. I bought 3 kinds of sushi and assorted other foods. yum~
I love going to market street - they have the best fruit/veg selection (that I've seen, anyway) in lubbock. I don't go there near as often as I'd like (they've got hours), but every time I do I get all warm inside and insist on going up and down every aisle.
I think budd was mildly amused at my excitement, and a little impatient, but he held out like a champ (the champ he is).

saturday I got into a fight with budd.
we're approaching the 6 month mark, and my floating 1-time-meeting-the-parents is about to expire. I'm trying desperately to get used to the idea of hanging out with them, but it's not going so well.
I think mostly he was upset 'cause it was my idea to go over, and then I chickened out... and I dunno, really.
I'm afraid they won't like me. and I'm afraid they will like me.
BoB's mom hated me for years, and that made our rltnship more difficult than it needed to be. my david's mom loved me, and some days I still miss her more than I miss him.
slave had some encouraging words, but in the end I'm still afraid of them.

sunday we watched butterfly sword.
the movie is... well, as budd put it, "the best $4 movie ever."
I had a really good time watching it, and I'm hoping sometime soon I can get him to watch dragon inn with me.

aaaaaand the drama at work continues.
I will say I have never been happier about not being promoted.

::: posted by tinafish at 1:00 PM :::