Apparently, according to someone that I asked to provide the link for the site they were talking about. (since I had a feeling it was role playing fluff rather then eh real deal and wanted to check it out for myself). Oh and those anger issues are the reason why they won't give me the link, since apparently they don't feel they can trust me. Things to make you go hmmmmmm........
If you want to see the inanity, go to the post before this one and read through the comments.
Te claim just amused the hell out of me :P
Well, I survived my first week of the new job, but I'm sicker then a dog......BLAH. Hopefully I can get myself healthy before I work again.
Now as you might recall, four months ago a little black beastie can into our lives and has since been living under the table of the games room. Well she's coming out more and more, and now is actively asking for pettings. Speckle will still run away if you moves to quickly and she's not thrilled about the whole idea of being picked up. However I'm very pleased with the way things are coming along. She is an incredibly sweet cat. Also she and Eeyore seem to be working on at least tolerating each other. Yesterday i found them sitting 18 inches from each other, just looking, no hissing.
So yeah, there's an update for you :)
Mar. 31st, 2007 @ 06:53 am
Woo-hoo! <dances around manically>
I know I know, I had a job before and yes I'm still with that job, but good BYE on call casual! I now have a permanent full time position, the one I applied for: Monday to Friday Overnights. Overnights work AWESOME with my life. I can go to the Dojo or out for the night before work (start at midnight) then when I get off work I can head out to the horses clean stalls and put then out if the weather is nice. And I have my weekends to myself. Not to mention that I new get FULL BENEFITS!
<grins form ear to ear>
So yeah, I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself :)
you see the old dinosour of a laptop that I HAD beed using (it was a bday pressent a couple years ago) DIED on me kast night. Well damn it I want my laptop for the overnight shifts. So I went out and bought one.
At first the plan was to get a used one. But....seeign as teh cheapest were STILL sserveral hundred dollars AND nothing said they wou;dnt' crap out n a week (there were scary boot up issues one a couple that I looked at) I started looking at new. Now, while I'm not a computer wiz or anything, I AM a sucker for goodies :P
So here I am on my HP Pavilion dv16 15ca Entertainment Notebook PC with it's duel processors, multi-layer DVD-R, building in web cam and mic, and soooo much more.
What WAS I thinking?
Oh yeah, tht my desktop PC is OLD and this was a good excuse to get somethgin better :P
So any way, playing with the new toy. I THINK I have the IMs all set up so give me a shout :)
Oh yeah I still need to DL the ieSpell checker for my browser to please forgive the spelling mistakes :P
If you look in the books store there are ALL KINDS of books on the how-tos of jogging. Well I'm here to tell you that most of it is bunk. Yes you need to stick with it and it sue as hell DOES help to have a balanced diet to back up your exercise routine. But there is no need for strict regiments or using someone else's accomplishments as a benchmark for yourself.
If you want to take up jogging then just do it. Here is how to get started without killing yourself.
1) start small. Be realistic about your level of physical fitness. So if that means you started with one kilometre then that's fine. You aren't going to stay there.
2) listen to your body. When it feels like your chest is going to explode take two more steps then drop down to a quick walk. When you can breath again start jogging again.
3) Walk breaks HELP. As above when needed, take walk breaks. This isn't a sign of weakness, it's just common sense. But at the same time take note of your walk breaks on your route. And next time try to make them shorter, eventually you will be able to eliminate the walk breaks all together.
4)STRETCH out everything. Stretching before you jog doesn't' have to take long (mine is about 10 minutes) but you need to do it or you're going to be in real trouble. But doesn't just stretch out your thighs. Knees rotations, hip rotations, trunk rotations, arms, shoulders, ankles, the tops of your feet and.....your neck. Believe me, stretching you your neck will go a LONG way to making your jog an enjoyable experience.
5) Keep yourself challenged. When you've eliminate the walk breaks on one route, run it a few more times then lengthen your route. If ti means you start taking walk breaks on the new route that is just fine. Go through the sets and when you have not more walk breaks (and not desire to pass out at eh end of your run) lengthen it again.
6) Have a reason. Because you should is NOT a good reason, it's one that will breed resentment and will lead to the margin of excuses which in turn brings about eh down fall of your resolve. Run because you WANT to. because you WANT the benefits (and they aren't' just physical). Because you are enjoying it. if you dint' enjoy it, there are all kinds of forms of exercise you can take up.
I jog for two reasons. The first is that I'm asthmatic. But if I can keep to my jogging I have fewer problems with my asthma. The second is that to me, when I jog I have put myself int the ultimate personal space; no cell phones, no chores, no concerns about others expectations. Thrird.....I do my best thinking when I'm in motion. I can work on story ideas, what I want to blog about, the witch book I'm trying to write or even a rebuttal to whatever debate I've become involved in. As such it's very productive on many levels so I continue to jog.
So if you want to take up jogging. More power too you.
Oh and if you have bad knees, that's not and excuse :) I blew out my knee a year ago and it was stretching and jogging that helped it recover. Just remember to mind suggestion 2 and you're good to go.
|» The Number 23 and Pan's Labyrinth|
So I ACTUALLY had a few days were I didn't works, so the BF and I went to a couple movies we've been wanting to see.
The first one was The Number 23 which I quite enjoyed. It wasn't actually as dark as I thought it would be and it wasn't all drawn out. Paced very well, the path is lead you through was ls very logical...in hindsight. There were more then a few unexpected twists to it that kept things interesting. Over all a very pleasing experience.
The next one was Pan's Labyrinth, which freaking ROCKED. Now it IS subtitled which is bothersome for some people but I have no problem with them. It's really a fairy tale for adults (do NOT take your young children to it!). And tells two stories, one of the "real world" the main character lives in (which is positively ghastly) and then the world of magic she is trying to enter by completely the tasks set her. The over all theme of the movie seems to be: when is it right to question what you're told? I really liked how it tackled that question. Definitely something I'd like to see a second time :)
|» Enough is enough|
And people wonder WHY the Victoria Pagan community is so fucked up. It's because of all the childish games the so called "leaders" of the community play.
I've been busy as all fuck of the last couple of months. I've tried very hard to be accommodating, but some things I can't compromise on like work and ninjutsu (which I PAY for so I really like to BE there on the TWO nights a week it happens). I've even tried to keep people in the loop in regards to my schedule, but STILL they've been playing games with me.
I don't' care if it was intentional or not, the result is the same.
I felt like I was being frozen out of the group. So when it happened AGAIN that an event was scheduled on a day that they KNOW I can't make I said something. Yes I was tired and at the breaking point, yes I was less then tactful but damnit! I've spent the last 6 months trying to be tactful and getting NOWHERE.
So fuck tact.
I said my piece and now it's being turned on me. Whatever.
I've got better things to do with my time then to try and help with a group that clearly doesn't want me as a member.
Oh, did I mention that we've been asked that each of us teach classes? Oh yeah. And when I said I'd do one on basics (which is VERY needed whether anyone wants to admit it or not) I got whined at about how people were wanting Runes.
Well fuck me for trying.
Whatever. I have a job, a BF, a horse and real friends to spend my time with. I'm done.
I guess I'm due for another update :P|
Believe it or not I HAVE been busy bogging over on the CovenSpace.com site. My CS is http://vigdisdotter.covenspace.com
And I'm having a lot of fun over there :) but I'm not going to forget about LJ.
Okay, so I'm still a Casual worker and while there are rumblings about people leaving and positions coming available, nothing yet. But that's okay :) I'm getting work and it's all good.
In other news, I've issued a short story writing challenge to Kuri. We have the month of Feb t write a short story. The idea is to get the creative juices flowing. And I can proudly say that I've decide on what I want to write and have even gotten started.
It's a night in the life of my vampire character Zenya. Zenya is wonderful. she Accepts herself and enjoys being a vampire, though she doesn't' consider herself a monster (nor would most people). She's very girly but gets the job done and is he kind of person you'd rather have on your side then fighting against you.
So what do a night in the life of a sexy vampress entail? We'll have to see :P
|» I am? o.O|
| You scored as Spiritualist. You are a Spiritualist. You are most at home in the subtle realms of existence, and since you can't be there all the time, you communicate with spirits regularly to keep at least one foot on higher planes. As you progress, more and more of your interaction is based on planes other than the physical, and while this can draw strange glances from those who overhear, for the most part you are able to blend in and go unnoticed. It's a shame, really, because you have depths therefore unseen by your peers.|
What Subversive Alternative Paradigm Are You?
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Absolutely freaking amazing. People get soooo tunnel visioned that they can't POSSIBLY figure out why I might be bitchy because I'm being singled out.
Gee, now WHY would that upset me? Why would being told that I don't know my own mind come off as calling me a liar? Why would I think it's "tactful" for someone to Quote my godsbedamned post and then claim that they were just making a general statement?! And why the HELL would I roll over when I'm being attacked on all sides?
If they think that badgering me is going to make me shut up, they don't know me every well.