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Death in the family

I don't know why it is that death seems to bring me out if exile/non-posting. It just does. Today my Grandfather passed away.

I don't really feel anything. I mean I get a little misty now and then when I'm around Grandma, but nothing else.

The truth is that Grandpa had been slipping away little by little over the last year or more. He had alziemers and had lost most of his ability to speak clearly, so it wasn't like he was himself any more.

In the end he was already gone before he was gone.

Tonight my grandfather died. At least I got to say goodbye to this grandfather.

Smaug the Magnificent

Have I ever mentioned how much I love dragons?

Probably not. I love dragons, whether they be extremely fond of precious metals or if they are kind hearted good guys. I love a well written dragon.

If you have not yet seen the second hobbit movie. Two words sum up why you must see this one.... Talking dragon.

The fact that this particular dragon is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch is a definite added perk. He was delightfully arrogant, deliciously self absorbed and had a certain fondness for both shiny metals and villainous dialogue. One might think that the dragon was fond of hearing his own voice after not having had the occasion to hear it in quite a while.

I rarely fangirl an actor, but this one makes it so easy.

Apartment update

My opinion of this apartment keeps going down the tubes. First they want to put a charge on my account that shouldn't be there because the lease wasn't amended for it. Fine I'll just move out once I've found a new place. Easy enough to solve.

The latest is just plain stupid. Last night I finished my shower and went to turn of the faucets like I always do and low and behold...the faucet won't completely shut off. It's not running full bore because I've wrenched it as tightly closed as I can get it. But it's running at a steady stream.

Most apartments would be on that as fast as possible. Not wanting to spend any more money than necessary on the water bill. Mine did nothing. Even though I told them in a maintenance request that it was "dripping constantly", which is as close to a description as I could get it.

Honestly, your tenant writes a request to let you know that the water is running nonstop in their apartment...water that you have to pay for...and your response is to do nothing.

I swear they are complete idiots at this place. The last place I lived had someone out the next day to fix a leaky faucet. This one could apparently care less if their water bill goes up by fifty or sixty dollars because a faucet is running.

I even told them that they could enter the unit to make repairs cause I wasn't going to be there to open the place up for them cause I work for a living.

At least I won't be paying their water bill.

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Stupid Apartment Managers

This has been one of those weeks when a normally laid back personality, such as myself, would find it so irritating that in general that person would be so enraged that thoughts of throttling people would completely consume them.

To understand why it is that I find myself feeling so murderous...I'll have to begin with what I found on my gate on sunday morning. On my gate was a notice from my apartment manager claiming that I had shorted them on the rent. My immediate reaction was.. What the hell!! ... So I put it my purse, cause I was on my way to church, and pulled up both my checkbook and my account on my phone and found that yes I had written the check for the correct amount. This ticks me off so much that worship in church is a complete loss and I'm too busy writing a very stern letter of reply in my head. When I get home i write said letter and drop it in the rent slot because they're not there on Sundays. Monday goes by no reply. Tuesday...again something's tucked in my back gate... It's a three say notice to pay up and manager claims that her accounting is correct and I'm wrong because according to what she has I'm supposed to be paying for water and garbage now. This fee is not listed in the statement of account that she provided to me....

By now of course I've started looking for other places to live because a reputable company would not pull this kind of shit. I'm so hopping mad that I can't even concentrate enough to study for my class on Wednesday.

Just to explain.. It's has been the policy at the place I live that water and refuse are a part of the rent, not an extra charge. The extra charge gets assessed only to the bigger units.

So, having worked for a lawyer for a number of years I know better than to leave her with cause for eviction, I fork up the extra charge and write her another note to let her know that I am not happy and that the matter is not finished and that if they are going to change policies they need to provide me with something in writing.

Since she's been such a coward so far and not spoken to me about anything, even though I left her a very upset message on her phone. I expect that another little message will be waiting for me on my gate and I will be having a conversation with her in person that will not go calmly.

Right now I'm just too pissed off to deal with her in anything but yelling.

Issues of Spamage

Due to a recent influx of annoying and rather irritating spam comments... I have decided that anonymous comments are no longer going to be allowed.

It is a shame because I do welcome all conversation, but the posting of personal advertisements and other commercial, whether legitimate or otherwise, is not acceptable. You can all go buy yourself ad space if you wish to advertise like all legitimate companies do.

Please be advised that if you post spam under any kind of user name that I will report you to our administrators.

That is all. Thank you to everyone that previously participated in postings through the anonymous method, I am sorry that it has come to this. Hopefully I will not have to resort to a friends only method.

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Spamage

What is it with people that think the appropriate thing to do is to pick a post in your journal and randomly post shit that has nothing to do with what the post is about.

I mean is it impossible to just take part in the conversation. Can't you go spam your own journal instead of posting worthless crap on mine. I'm just going to end up deleting the post and reporting you anyways... Why do you waste my time.

It just irritates me no end. I would love to reply to them that they shouldn't bother posting if they don't have any thing relevant to the conversation, but that would be a waste of time.

In other news the new Star Trek kicks butt... I want to see it again.

Blockage

Do you ever feel like you're just spinning your wheels ...getting nowhere.

I keep rereading some of my incomplete stories hoping that something will inspire and nothing comes. I read books, watch movies, listen to music... All the things that inspire and .... nothing.

Writing was like breathing... I couldn't go to a movie without a story line running through my brain. Now it's like a part of me is gone. I want to write but there's nothing there.

Apart of me keeps going... Oh... So this is what writer's block feels like.

Just an empty hole in my life...

The other part of me wants more than anything to go tumbling down the rabbit hole once more.

Oh... in a completely unrelated side note... Once upon a time has become my new favorite show ... It kicks but in the way it takes fairy tales and twists them into something awesome.

And in this week in the news...

And in this week....

Lance Armstrong reportedly admits to doping.... No surprise there, little curious if the cancer had a part in that decision originally, but generally couldn't care less.

Obama is doing what every president has done since the beginning of time and is once again trying to ban assault weapons.... Of course he fails to note that the majority of school shootings are with either a hand gun or with a shotgun... How exactly is an assault rifle ban going to prevent those from being used.

And last but not least.... To all those going back to school... Welcome back

And finally... My computer speakers appear to be dying... Need to get new ones...

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About that Mayan Apocalypse...

Perhaps I should have known that they would do this. I guess that I just hoped that our elected leaders weren't full of a bunch of pansies that were more concerned about kissing Obama ass than actually doing a good job. It's bad enough that there's been an illicit love affair going on between Obama and the majority of the press for the last four years. But now, both Republicans and Democrats alike have decided that he's just the best thing since sliced bread and there isn't anything better.

I feel a little bit like Senator Amidala in that scene in Episode Three where the Emperor is making his grand speech to the senate about how the big bad Jedi ganged up against him and tried to kill him and how it was that he prevailed and that they must go forward into the future and seek to mend the fences and rebuild after such a long and arduous battle...

...and that he feels they need to begin by renaming the country and calling himself Emperor....

This is how Democracy dies.... not with a gunshot...not with revolt in the streets...but with rounds of applause. With rounds of backslapping and job well done.

$450,000 a year is every single small business in America, gentlemen and ladies. You just killed off the funds that were going to go to hiring more part-time workers, to hiring those college students that are hanging on by a thread, to giving a job to those families that were depending on that little bit of income from the one job they had going for them...

You just killed the economy you were trying to save. You just handed your seats to the Democrats come mid-term elections. Congratulations. Well done.

For the past few months...pretty much since the elections....I've been toying around with the idea of starting a blog. Partially because I've been wanting to get into writing again, mostly because this insanity in our government is just pissing me off. The other part is that I'm not a public speaker. I communicate better through the written word. I'm beginning to think that if we don't start fighting for this country, if we don't stand up to those that would forsake the tenants that our forefathers put into our Constitution, that if we let this go on as it has been... the downfall, the end of our country will not come in a terrorist attack or nuclear war or even world war three...but with the sound of applause in our Congress.

They've forgotten that our government was not about popularity, that it wasn't about one religion or multiple religions, that wasn't about one country oppressing another... that it was about those truths that were given to us by our creator.

And so I will leave you with this bit of the declaration that began it all.. our Declaration of Independence...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government."

Until next time....

The so-called apocalypse

You know for an apocalypse... It feels strangely like any other day of the week. There's nothing different going on. No world ending events. Just work and stuff...

Just another Friday...

Well that's one myth down... about five million or so to go. I guess next we'll have to debunk the idea that politicians can do better than regular folk at helping the little guy.

To all those in DC thinking of taking an early weekend....from just one little constituent in California... GET BACK TO WORK... If you haven't agreed on anything than perhaps you're not really listening. Compromise is not about winning or losing, it is about middle ground where you do agree.

And so I shall sign off ... To all those in Livejournal-land, Merry Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!

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