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    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012 edited
    Money doesn't bring happiness, but it's more fun to cry when the list of bills on your banking service is one long list of "paid, paid, paid, paid", both of the credit cards aren't zeroed out and there's a real chance of living from the account, not from credit in a couple of months. Additionally getting most of the things that have been totally fucked up for 1-2 years if not fixed, at least firmly headed towards the right direction in one suspiciously successful swoop makes the corners of the mouth curl up.

    Getting ready to leave for the office, where I have my comfortable quiet work room with a view over the sea, before leaving for an interesting event outside of the town with a gaggle of creative people. Then back home to finish what will hopefully be my last freelance journo article in the foreseeable future, which is a tremendously relaxing thought. Free time for arts and entertainment, what a concept...

    This looks like such a good year so far, I'm bound to get hit by a random falling piano.
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    Last week, my wife went to the doctor's due to having an irregular cycle to find out she's entering menopause, a decade and a half early.

    It sounds bad, but let's face it: babbies were never on the program, she's on a 60 day cycle, so she gets a bye every other month, and her gyno said that women who go early tend to be less symptomatic (not that menopause is a disease with symptoms, but you get me).

    She's still feeling poorly about it, though.

    Shit happens, eh, Whitechapel?
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    @faux ...eek. So sorry to hear that...

    I just got a bonus at work! Can't touch any of it, but I'm closer to getting back to my "zero-point"!

    Also either tonight or later this weekend, I'll be making this:
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012
    Well, yesterday I had a job interview for the Starbucks gig. I think I did fairly well, all things considered. I was told that I'll know for sure if I'm going to be called back on Tuesday.

    @faux A similar thing happened to my mother, actually--started menopause earlier than most. But, a few months ago, she apparently started having them again, and she was told by her doctor that while that kind of thing happening after menopause can mean VERY bad things, it could also be a fairly common thing to happen to women who go on it early and they're just miserable for a couple of months and go back to it not happening again.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2012 edited
    After a really bad start to the year things are seeming to be going a bit better.Relapsing round Xmas and the New Year took it's toll on me bad;i went into a hideous depression that left me in a state where i just wanted to die(not saying this to be dramatic-it was just the way it was) and i was finding being awake for longer than a few hours almost unbearable.Months and months of sometimes not being able to sleep for days and then only being able to get a few hours,usually filled with twisted using dreams and nightmares,was inevitably going to push the boundaries of sanity and leave me in a state of nervous exhaustion.

    I was afraid that i was going to go have to go back to the point where i had to destroy cash-point cards etc as i couldn't trust myself with money.I was relieved today as i thought i'd left it too late to cash a cheque which would have led to financial headaches i can do without-i have bills to pay-but i managed to catch that just in time.

    My key-worker at the clinic i attend was suggesting i increase my meds but i told him that would just be a colossal step backwards and that,if anything,i want to do another reduction over the next couple of weeks.I'm going to have to formulate plans to start a day program or maybe even see about doing a stint in a rehab,if i can get the funding.

    I'm trying to keep looking at the positives;i'm no-longer consuming stupid volumes of vile methadone-it's been a good few months since i came off it-or handfuls of dexamfetamine(that's how they spell it now) etc.Plus,as i've said recently,my legs are feeling somewhat better.

    Life goes on...
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
    getting excited about the show i'm putting together. I get to meet a bunch of new artists and see some of my regular guys again (This includes my very awesome and very talented friend Billy Tackett, who in all the years I've been putting together little shows, has never turned me down for an event. :)
    We're all donating a bunch of artwork to our charity. I'm hoping to earn a thousand bucks for the american cancer society.
    I've put myself through a lot of stress and drama to get this thing arranged and it's my going to be my deciding factor on whether or not I'm going to keep doing event organization. I'm heartened by the fact that a few of my friends from the last town I lived in have said they are coming, so it will be nice to see them...even one of my friends from highschool is coming, and I haven't seen him in nearly fifteen years.

    I've got some pretty cool artists involved, a couple of pretty cool local bands, and i finally got my dj settled back into his role as my MC/DJ/Auctioneer. Everything is running smoothly finally. word has spread and it promises to be crowded and busy...I just really hope I haven't over advertised and the bar can handle the crowd. Oooh i do hope it doesn't degenerate into is on st. patrick's day...

    Lexi-con: Drink and Draw! is what I've managed to pull together in the last month. I went on a mad few weeks of emailing folk the minute the bar owner gave me the go ahead on a date. I spent a portion of that time going back and forth with my front man on whether or not he was going to actually do the job or not.
    anyway...wish me luck...
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    I'm going on a date this coming Thursday. Well, we're meeting for coffee, and we have stated our mutual interest, so I'm fairly certain it's a date.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2012
    Hey Pooka...good to hear from you.Glad things sound cool.

    @ trini:hope that goes good for you.
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    Did my taxes, getting around 900 dollars back. Which is pretty sweet.
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    @flecky: thanks!
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    Bought new Pod Thing for guitar... have now been channeling Johnny Marr and John McGeogh for pretty much eight hours and my fingers are raw, but I haven't played like that for bloody ages and I feel great for it...
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    I met my first whitechapler (whitechaplain?) today. And if any of you had any doubts, comicbookbunny is an all around lovely person.

    Hey look, comicbookbunny!

    Sadly, there wasn't enough time for more than a bit of socializing. Maybe next time.

    @Flecky - Hang in there, mate.

    @Everyone else - Good on ya'!

    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2012
    awww, awesome picture! I <3 whitechapel crossovers ^__^
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2012 edited
    Sitting at the work room, looking at the sea and the buildings illuminated by the setting sun, that fractures on the windows of the tall buildings on the other side of the strait. Feeling a kind of deep peace and contentment I don't think I've ever really had in my grasp.

    Going to press "send" to the final freelance journo article I'm going to write in the foreseeable future (apart from some game reviews, which are mostly for fun and beer money). That's something I've wanted to do for a long, long time, since it eats into my home life and free time, keeps me from writing creatively and generally just twists my nerves three turns tighter. No more of that now, finally the financial realities agree with that decision.

    I'm in a place in my life where I've literally never been in. On the verge of things being really, fundamentally well. I might grow to like this shit - then again, it'll take a loooong time for me to stop waiting for the aforementioned stray piano to fall on me.
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    SO MUCH HORRAY!!! Was awesome fun squeeing (for a fantastic all be it brief time) with sellmeyoursoul at Temple con. and yes he is as cute and fun as his pictures *grin*

    Someone gave me smiley the psychotic button!!! I had one when I was a kid until he popped of of my jacket and got lost. I now have a new one and he will oggle boobies along with me *giggle*
    Learned some Barjitsu (the gentlemanly art of self defense) it was fun and a bit more complicated than I thought it would be. Met lots of seriously fun people, sold hats, made people giggle and danced in the halls to attract customers. I had a really really great time at the convention (did not sell as much as I would have like but was TOTALLY worth it)

    and i am the proud new owner of a batman corset dress!!! Coolest thing evers!!! (i'm such a spaz hehe) Here is a bad picture of a truly epic dress.
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    I miss my Smiley button...
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    @ComicBookBunny please tell me where you got those boots....
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    @government spy I had been looking to replace mine for years! they cost a small fortune saw one going for 500 on ebay once....

    @Littlepurplegoth they are actually black shoes with WW1 spats on them there is a place here (PA) that has a bucket of spats in their store (Army Navy surplus)
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    Oh pooh. Well, sort of. I could probably do similar, but was hoping for a slouchy boot...

    (I may have a *tiny* boot problem...)
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    Did I see WillowB100 on a commercial on Hulu?

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