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21 April 2005 @ 11:37 pm
Is there an on/off switch somewhere in your brain that determines the quality of your day?  
I have been inexplicably cranky/dysfunctional these past two days. I just realized, about a minute ago, that my bump-on-a-log motivation did a number on my memory, and as a result I forgot to call and cancel an appointment for today back in Indiana that I couldn't keep. I feel terribly rude about it to begin with, and then when I think about it, I probably should've let the lady know that I was moving when I moved, and so I feel worse. To make a long story short: because my father is weird about money, we sought aid from Vocational Rehabilitation Services for my hearing aid. As I am not deaf in both ears, I did not qualify for aid on that count. I promptly shifted them to the back of my mind and went on angsting about doing laundry/moving. Apparently, however, my other combined issues warranted aid, and so a letter was sent to my Indiana house early in April, and made its way out here via parents a week or so later. I was supposed to go in and discuss whatever ... I am embarrassed that I zoned on calling the lady.

The rain yesterday was a bit on the odd side, very sporadic during the afternoon (though it did finally even out at night and rained in my window). It reminded me a bit of a high school clique, actually. There is the leader cloud who said to the other clouds, "I'm going to rain!" This leader cloud is very upfront and believes in it completely, but on the whole is rather flaky, and cannot keep up a consistent rain. This is not noticed, however, for there are follower clouds going "Okay, I'll rain too!" Though they do not initiate the downpour, they perpetuate it. Finally, there is the geek cloud who is trying to disassociate himself with his normal companions and is attempting (without success) to join the in-crowd. This is the poor little guy who, after the other clouds have moved on and the sun is shining, starts sprinkling a day late and a dollar short, forever trying to catch up.

Despite the funk, I did manage to leave the house (though I have to admit it was partially a matter of necessity, as there was no food left). There are two purchases I felt were of note: BBQ rice cracker thingies, and chicken. Yes, chicken, as in chicken that comes in a package that you have to take out and actually cook for yourself. But alas, thus far I have chickened out on the cooking ... the pun is about as bad as my hesitance. I must get o'er this!

"Rice-cracker-snackie-thingies, I like those," I thought to myself. And I remembered the really awesome BBQ chips that erikadoor had, ones that somehow tasted like ramen noodes despite being a potato chip! Could the two coolnesses possibly be combined into one package? The answer is "no." I do not recommend this flavor at all, as it's truly bizarre and not very BBQ-like. Well, wait just a second. Could it be that perhaps I am expecting barbeque flavor and am thus disappointed? Are "barbeque" and "BBQ" the same thing in snack language?

I also got my roll of film developed while I was out. I picked out a few pictures to scan, but realized that I had not yet installed my scanner (there was no room for it when I was back in Indiana at the time of the Reformatting, so I just never bothered). I searched high and low for the scanner discs/essentials ... I have the scanner. I have the cords. But I simply cannot find the programs to install to make the scanner happy. Then I realized, I don't have Photoshop to edit the photos with anyway ... fishsticks.

FFX thought: I want to know why, despite everyone having two hands and at least a few people having pockets or areas to stash things in, we can only carry one sphere at a time while in a Chamber of Trials/finding the damn Cactuar Gatekeepers.
Current Mood: bouncyfrenetic
the alisingingraisin on April 22nd, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
on clique-y rain and bbq rice cakes
that's it... when do I get to hang out with you, anyway?
One Who Wanders: merchant buttabiona on April 22nd, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: on clique-y rain and bbq rice cakes
Whenever your journey brings you to/past Pennsylvania, or whenever Fate so graciously bestows upon me a large sum of money.
Nightingale: Hot. - emichanemichan on April 22nd, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
... because they like to torture us once in a while. "They" being video game designers. Devils in disguise I tell you >.>.
a w a k e s o o nawakesoon on April 22nd, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
FFX thought: I want to know why, despite everyone having two hands and at least a few people having pockets or areas to stash things in, we can only carry one sphere at a time while in a Chamber of Trials/finding the damn Cactuar Gatekeepers.

Because then we wouldn't bitch about it. You know the damn programmers are off in a corner somewhere cackling. Bitches.

Going to Acen? Tell me you are! =D =D =D
One Who Wanders: looking forwardabiona on April 22nd, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
No definite plans yet. Erika teased me with A-Cen hope last time she called ... but as broke as I am, I'd need a ton of help to get there. @_o; I would really love to, though.
a w a k e s o o n: lbrnth wormawakesoon on April 23rd, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Boo... Man, if I had a little extra cash... Nothing. =p

Well, you never know! Stuff always comes up... ^.~
Justin/Traize/Rumor/Twiggyrumor0ne on April 22nd, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'm feelin' ya on the FFX part... Those video game programmers are punk asses. Think about it. Dodging lightning 200 times, getting 0:0:0 on chocobo racing. I was like "How the hell can you get pure zeros on racing?" But the balloons..and blah blah. Point is, those fools do some messed up stuff.
a wandering expatriate: dollclockchild on April 22nd, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Comments on BBQ
I believe BBQ is a very general term, but a very tasty end product. BBQ, barb-b-q, barbeque, Texas barbeque, Wild BBQ ... all of these products describe my favorite chip flavors.

Oh ... I forgot Chicken Chips! In Germany there are chicken-flavored chips, yum ...
One Who Wanders: creepyabiona on April 22nd, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Comments on BBQ
We have pseudo-chicken-chips! Do not forget Chikin-in-a-Biskit!
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on April 23rd, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
Not to mention you can carry up to at least 99 (or was it a 100) of every weapon, armor, etc..

Let's pretend those spheres give off special radiation or something.