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(no subject) [Jul. 3rd, 2015|03:02 pm]
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Feeling WAAAY too hostile to be at the shop today.

DISCOUNT CUNTS. FUCK YOU. If you should get a discount on dance clothes because your crotch fruit dances, then I should get a discount on groceries because I eat. Or gasoline because I drive. Or, HEYYY, I should get a discount on my rent because I live in the apartment!

And WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with the stupid fucking shits when they put the leotard back on the hanger inside out??? Does MOMMY have to give you the once over before you leave the house to make sure all the stuff you wear isn't inside out? You tried at least? And didn't leave it piled on the floor. Or just knocked it out of the clearance bin and didn't bother putting it back because, hey, you spent $20. On CLEARANCE items. Which meant you got 4 or 5 shirts for $20.

You made me mad enough to twist the plastic hanger til it broke and kinda shattered, leaving bits of cheap plastic all over. Which I picked up while hoping I'd miss some, for when they let their pwecious dahlings crawl around under things, so they cut themselves. 
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2015|06:13 pm]
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Word of advice: NEVER ADVERTISE WITH YELLOW PAGES.

Bitch salesperson talked sister into upgrading and denies saying sister could downgrade if she chose and return to her original rate. Now, when sister wants to cancel, she claims sister agreed to a contract over the phone. Don't know what kinda bonus the bitch got for a contract but she is determined to not let it go and even tells sister, in so many words, that the reason the ad is not generating enough business is on sister, because bitch "doesn't have anything to work with". Suggests she needs to pay more to get more results and insists their web site drives customers to the shop. Must drive them away, too. Sister is convinced she didn't agree to a contract, due to all the other contracts she's been agreeing to, with the merchant services people, and getting fucked over on it. Much like Yellow Pages is trying to do to her now.

Interesting how we can be held accountable for all sorts of shit and others can skate away from promises they made. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 29th, 2015|05:29 pm]
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To no great surprise, I lasted a day in the nursing home kitchen and didn't go back.

SIGH.

Haven't done a physical job in a long time, since doing Auto Trader, and doubted very much I could keep up with it after shadowing the 21 year old kid all day. Just a dumb old fat woman and while trying to keep up with the kid, and realizing that without the kid I would be doing all this shit by myself, and falling seriously behind. He said, oh, it took me 3 weeks to build up speed, but he was also 30 years younger than me and probably about a hundred pounds less than me, I dunno, stopped weighing myself a long time ago. The physical part of washing dishes, I could have gotten better at it but the part that made me start to flag pretty quick was having to walk the halls to grab carts and bring them back, ONE BY ONE. The facility doesn't look that big but the corridors twist and I was trying to keep up with the stride of a stringbean of a kid and failing. Plus it seemed disorganized for them to load up two level carts with 3 or 4 trays at a time for the nurses to pick up then load into the cart. Every other place I've worked, the trays were loaded into the carts and pushed outside the kitchen door for the CNAs to pick up and then would bring them back when they were done with meal serving. By end of day I was having serious doubts as to my ability to keep up with it and if I had decided to keep going, and eventually got left on my own, I might have had a breakdown when I failed to get done on time. AND I am always believing I'm not capable of doing something so why try?

Not afraid of the hard work, I was just confused by the way they did things, and the big information dump was not sinking in. I was regretting a bit today giving up so easy. My feet were hurting that day as well as legs being tired but neither were affected the next day, just my shoulders feeling stiff and a bit achy even today.

BACK to the shop. At least I have this? And the guilt and depression over it not doing well.

SPEAKING of which, this lady comes today with a pair of tap shoes she'd bought last week and needs to get one tap screw fixed as it fell out and the dance teacher couldn't get it to go back in. Will try to fix it but don't know what else to do. Now this woman, I showed her a $75 pair of tap shoes which she didn't want to buy, but I did get her into the $42 pair. THIS WOMAN, she says that the coach of the tap team wants her kid to get Bloch tap shoes which are $80 and she seems PERFECTLY FINE paying that much for them when she wouldn't pay that much for the Capezio $75 tap shoes.
THIS IS THE STORY OF OUR SHOP. Too often they must have things we do not sell, and which of course they can get at the magical Portland shop. Which gives a FIVE PERCENT DISCOUNT. NOT TEN. NOT FIFTEEN. FIVE. FIVE!!!! FUCK YOU to the lying cunts who are always saying it's 15%.

Kinda makes me wish I was a drinker. Then I could come into the shop happy every day. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2015|04:20 pm]
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Sent in a resume to a local nursing home advertising on Craigslist for a dishwasher/kitchen help. And heard back from them within a day! Going in for an interview this morning. Wonder of the internet is how many things you can do online, such as get a food handlers card. Watched the silly video training, took the test and got one wrong, paid for the card online and printed it out and voila! I have a food handler card. And me being optimistic, am already considering how the new job schedule would work around the shop. Sister is ready to cut shop hours and can do that since she will have $1000 less to pay out a month. Plus honestly the way customers are spread out it can be concentrated into a 4 hour window. That way you get more actually buyers rather than looky-loos.

They're hiring for full time and while I didn't really want a full time job, I know I would have to get close to full time to pay bills. And full time even at minimum wage would give me about $200 more a month. Will see if it'll still allow me to be on food stamps. Oh, HELL, have to stop figuring I'm being hired. It's good to get an interview so quick but doesn't assure me of getting the position, I don't know how many they're hiring, just what the two potential shifts are: 5am-1:30pm and 1pm-9:30pm. Haven't worked in a nursing home for over 20 years but it's like riding a bicycle, you can pick it up again fairly easy. REALLY REALLY need to get away from the shop. But if I do get hired and can get the morning shift, then I won't be getting away from the shop as I can do both if we cut shop hours to 3pm-7pm. I would have an hour in between and then still have an evening to veg.

SO! I will go into it with positive attitude but don't get hopes up too high. And the $10 for food handlers card will hardly be wasted as it lasts 2 years.

Okay, this post has sat around for days. Had interview, took longer to fill out application than it did for interview lol. Had to go back because I didn't fill out the paperwork properly for background check which was a good sign, right? The lady who interviewed me said they had a few other people to interview and would get back to me after background check. Which I would pass, of course, as the closest thing to criminal I've had was a speeding ticket from about 25 years ago lol. Well, they must not have had that many people applying for the job as they called me today to offer me the job! YAY! $10 an hour which is...meh. But at full time it will be about $280 more a month than what I'm making here. And hopefully below the limit for food stamps so I can keep that or at least some of it. If so, then I can devote some money to paying down the credit cards.

Friday I go in to do paperwork and get schedule. Gotta buy new tennis shoes for it. Haven't had a job where I'm on my feet all day for a while so it'll take time and better shoes will do...better lol. And with a set schedule I can see which days I can help with the shop. Real pain in the ass is going to be adjusting to the different schedule, sleep wise. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 19th, 2015|08:40 am]
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FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE!

Was watching the trailer, they played music and I was thinking, huh, this sounds familiar and the environment looks kinda familiar and, hey, I remember that bit of music from Advent Children and OMG they better not be fucking teasing people again with this shit. And then BAM there is Barret and Cloud and then REMAKE! Oh, sure, it's going to take them a while to get it done, after all it's the same company that announced Final Fantasy Versus--which became Final Fantasy XV--about seven years ago? And managed to whip out three Lightning games and a MMO in the interim. For all the naysayers running rampant on the net, complaining about Square Enix screwing them over, this thing will sell like CRAZY. And I will actually get to play it all the way through! I played up to a certain point but the angry lego people were ultimately too distracting and I set it aside. Plus no dialogue, just text boxes.

Opening day of E3, Sony and Microsoft both did their thing. Another Assassins Creed game and here you can see the divide between Sony and Microsoft, where Microsoft shows a generic trailer with the brother Assassin and Sony shows the sister Assassin. Doesn't seem like you will get to completely play her during the game, unfortunately. Old Republic is doing a big expansion called Knights of the Fallen Empire. It "leaked" on the forum and was posted quickly up on Reddit with a completely accurate rundown of what the game will be. And they're giving it to us subscribers for FREE! Plus boosting the level cap to 65. Apparently you can start up a new character at level 60 or use your previously created level 60s. Also supposed to be going more the Dragon Age route of storytelling where conversational choices affect the outcome of the story. Also seems like each class will have a different story. Will release on October 27 so queue the mad rush to level up.

Interesting trailers for The Division and the Rainbow Six Siege game. The Division is doing a beta, for Xbox first, then the rest a month later. Exclusive or timed betas seems to be the new cool thing to do. Microsoft got some deep deep pockets to get the companies to give it exclusivity. Or it's got a purty mouth. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2015|02:18 pm]
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Birthday. Of course spending it at shop to make a measly $100 in sales if lucky.

So go to IHOP to get a breakfast combo, pancakes to eat for breakfast and omelette for lunch. And there is some stupid fucking woman with her spawn sitting out in front of the shop waiting for it to open. This is the point where I am tempted to get back in car and just drive...somewhere. Added in is stupid brother hasn't turned in lease papers to the management even though I signed them almost a week ago and dealing with them is HIS ONLY FUCKING JOB in this partnership. I could shove off the paying of the bills to him but I am not entirely sure he would pay them, as in the past he let the gas bill go for about SIX MONTHS.

Woman is all, oh, I need jazz shoes, the ones I ordered online don't fit and yours are so EXPENSIVE. Well, then, you shoulda fucking planned ahead. And JUST NOW the bitch comes back all smiles and sweetness, I worked something out with the coach and don't need them after all. Well, BITCH, it woulda be nice if you'd WORKED THIS OUT WITH THE COACH ahead of time. When does it go back on my card? she asks. I tell her it's up to her bank, we process it through our account and then it's on her bank. Here's hoping it takes a couple of days, bitch. And your husband sees it and gives you a hard time about it.

Gobbled down pancakes too fast and made tummy upset. 
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(no subject) [Jun. 4th, 2015|12:08 am]
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Jaysus, gotta start saying NO when they ask if we have a bathroom at the shop. You can pee in it. Gotta poop? YOU CAN WAIT. The toilet does not handle poop well. Sometimes it takes two flushes. Sometimes it backs up and I gotta plunge it then wait for a couple flushes to make sure it's clear. And this toilet's flush cycle is inordinately LONG. Peeing is an emergency with children and sometimes adults. Pooping, unless you're having diarrhea, is NOT an emergency. And if you're having diarrhea I'm really sure I don't want you doing it in my toilet. Closing the lid to hide it doesn't work.

Saw the Mad Max movie. Two movies in a MONTH for me, when lately I've been seeing maybe one a year in the theater. Yes, I was prompted to give it a try after it being labeled as a feminist movie. Well, mainly from the 98% Rotten Tomatoes reviews covering critics as well as paying customers. One critic, noted for her video game series detailing too often used women tropes in games, says it's not feminist, that it doesn't change societal roles or something like that. Maybe we didn't see the same movie or I don't have the proper grasp on feminism but when the movie's plot seems driven mostly by women, with Furiosa being the main force, I'd consider it somewhat feminist. Especially when Max takes the passenger seat in the movie, present more in a supporting role. And the ending of the movie has a shift in the society roles so I'd say it qualifies.

Mad Max movies have had strong female characters. Warrior Woman from the second one. Third one, Tina Turner is the lead bad and a woman, offering a sympathetic portrayal of a woman ruling by the force of her personality and her wits. And the girl, Savannah, who leads the small band of kids to find their Tomorrow-land.

Not sure whether I'll go for Jurassic Park. Only seen the first one in the theater. Chris Pratt is a draw mainly because he's Chris Pratt and unlike other male actors--looking at YOU, Avengers cast--seems to know how to behave in interviews. Sheesh, who doesn't go AWWW at watching him French braid an intern's hair while interviewing? Plus he's put in his time as the sidekick and comedy relief.

Old Republic rambling and maybe spoilers...Collapse )
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2015|02:11 pm]
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Sister's female huskies had a dust up on Memorial Day.

M is the newer one and can be rambunctious, she's full grown but still has a lot of puppy in her, plus she likes to chase and play aggressively, just like the other one, N. N is a sweetie but a bit standoffish with M, though they'd been getting along pretty good. She has a thing, though, that if she's playing with another dog, which was mainly the male husky, C, and she gets hurt, even mildly, she will want to pay it back in SPADES lol. Apparently M was running at N and might have bumped into her or something, I'm not entirely clear on it, but Sister could tell by looking at N that something had changed and shit was gonna go DOWN, she just didn't process it quick enough to cut it off before it started. N was doing most of the damage and M ended up with an injury to her ear, leaving a little notch, and an injury to her eye, doing something to one of her inner eyelids and leaving her looking like a boxer who'd taken a hit to the face. Needless to say, there will be some segregation going on again for a while.

While the fight was going on, Sister was trying to pull them apart, realizing too late she should have used the hose from the start. Huskies are pullers so of course it didn't work and she ended up suffering some scrapes herself from falling on bricks while trying to drag them apart. And while this is going on, she's calling for help and NONE OF HER NEIGHBORS respond, not even the woman walking her dog. NICE TO KNOW she could be getting murdered and no one would do a thing. After pulling off their collars in her attempt to get them apart she eventually turned to the hose and that did the trick. Thankfully the male husky, C, didn't get involved, just hung back. While N holds a grudge, apparently M doesn't, for she was whining at N in her crate, ready to be friends again, while N is still grumbly. A pity, 'cause the two of them were getting along well, N just tends to be skittish.

So Sister knows to use hose if it happens again and that if someone in her neighborhood is screaming for help, just put on headphones and ignore it like she was ignored. It's different if you're not friendly with your neighbors, she's not friendly with all of them but the one next to them, her husband is friendly with, and she knows the people well enough. 
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(no subject) [May. 21st, 2015|03:50 pm]
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SO FUCKING TIRED of people using the Oregon ID to get tax exemption when they fucking live here in WA. Like the bitch who just left not long ago and got into a car with WA plates and drove away. Looked her up in the system and last time she bought stuff was last September still using her Oregon ID. It's a common scam with people to use their place of work in Oregon to get ID so they can skip out on sales tax. Sales tax that pays for the schools their kids go to. To maintain the roads they drive on. Congrats, bitch, you saved a whole $3, hope Starbucks fucks up your latte order!
Oh, yeah, you could say, well, at least she shops local, right? While pretending for tax purposes to not be local.

A year and about five months or so until the lease ends. Then these people who are "SOOO GLAD" we're here, and hardly support us, can go fuck off to Portland. We get hardly any support from the studios and some of the studios actively order stuff online for their students, bypassing us all together. And they got no qualms at all about coming to us to ask to put up posters advertising their studio events. This has been about a decade long lesson in WHY there was no dance store in town before we opened. People will order stuff online, the studios will order stuff for them. Plus we never had the money we really needed to get it running and keep falling into debt every year. I've done a few applications but so far not seeing a lot on Craigslist. 
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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2015|03:35 pm]
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New planet to explore on Old Republic today, along with a thing called Outfit Designer, which should really be called Outfit Closet. The only design thing about it is the ability to put together an outfit from things you've had drop or bought and store it. You still have to pay a fee to switch your mods over. I guess I shouldn't have expected the ability to really design an outfit, because then how could they get money out of you? Signed on only to take a quick look at it and use some ill gotten cartel coins. Was expecting to see another special hypercrate pack but instead they're selling off single packs for 1000 cartel coins. PRICY considering they each only seem to have 4 items. But the first one I opened up had a full set of two different gear so that was certainly not a waste.

And today is the return of 12x xp, which will continue until the fall. Took a character from level 5 to level 15 in a bit over an hour. NO MORE SIDE MISSIONS YAY. And this will help for generating more cartel coins from just playing. New series of packs has been released as well. LEAVE THAT CREDIT CARD IN THE WALLET.

Got pizza after the Avengers movie. I think Leonardo's is now my new favorite though I'll still go to Round Table because I can get a good pizza for $15.

Avengers! Showed up about 40 minutes early...to find a completely empty theater. It never did fill completely up and most people showed up fifteen minutes early. Ah, well, got the seats we wanted. But WHAT THE FUCK...NO STAR WARS TRAILER??? Who gives a fuck about Batman vs Superman or Adam Sandler's latest lame ass movie.

Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers...Collapse )
Other than declaring it "okay", only thing I have to say about it is...WHERE WAS THE FUCKING STAR WARS TRAILER??? 
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