tokimi: (blushing)
I can start this entry the way I start a lot of them: Blah blah blah, I should have updated sooner. How retarded! I could update more, but things seem to be going so -well-, superstitious me doesn't want to jinx them.

Where to start?

Murphy moved in Sunday! That's exciting news. He was pretty pissy after we got him into the apartment and whatnot, but seems to be settling down over the last few days. He actually ate the pretzel I gave him yesterday morning rather than throw it to the bottom of his cage in his crazy parrot rage. He came out of his cage yesterday morning and seemed pretty chill for the rest of the day, which is cool. Adam's adjusting pretty well to having Murphy in his space. I did watch Murphy bang a toy against his cage to startle Adam, so I suspect the superior psittacine intellect will beat out feline instinct.

He bit the shit out of my hand at my grandmother's, and it's actually bruised up at the moment.

Things have been going rather well in most things in my life. Krisael (Eric, though not to be confused with Erik from high school or Eric/Teki from Lineage 2) and I hooked up back in February, which feels like a long thing in coming, if you ask me. We've known each other online for the last 6-7 years or so, and there's always been something that we've both felt between us. When he popped back online in February, we started talking and then on the phone, and etc, and etc. We had a long conversation about things a few weeks later, and I guess you could say that's when we hooked up.

Talking about this is weird since I know his roommate reads LJ more than he does.

I'm very happy in our relationship, and very secure. We've had several long talks and plan on being in the same zip code in June, which is quickly approaching and couldn't happen fast enough in my opinion. There's discussions about moving into the same zip code at the end of DBT (which should be in June of next year or thereabouts), moving to an area where I could attend school at the same time. He says I need to learn to drive. I'm afraid to drive.

But all in all, with the new relationship, and having Murphy, things are going rather well.

I'm getting addicted to Lush, which is a dangerous and expensive addiction. But their shampoo makes my hair look fantastic, and their facial masks are amazing for my face... so it's hard to argue with results. I love it, though.

I need to do some reorganizing of my closet and my apartment as a whole. I have things in random places and the OCDness is flaring up by looking at it.
tokimi: (cheshire)
One of my friends just posted on their LJ about how they wished they could just pack up and leave, moving 3000+ miles away. In retrospect, that's exactly what I did when I graduated. I think, when I was in New England this summer, I was a bit disappointed and deluded about how everyone I still talked to would be happy to see me, to hang out again. I thought that more people would call and make time to actually see me while I was there, and I was disappointed when I ended up seeing some people once (not CS~~, you're 8hrs away) or not at all. I saw Steph twice on my trip, and once was a total fluke because she ended up in NH when I was out there. It just makes you think, about the prospect that everyone is getting on with their lives and still moving forward, and that, no matter how much we may want, you can't just go back to how things were when you were younger.

I don't even know if I would want to. I was a pretty unhappy person when I was younger. And I think I'm finally on the right track in my life to be a happier person than I was then. 10-15 years ago, I was depressed, suicidal and in a situation I didn't have any control over. To think back on that reminds me that even though I've lost some of the friends I had then, I've still made new friends. More importantly, I'm a better person than I was then.

Enough reflecting.

Today I have to take my iPod back into the Apple Store and hope that it breaks this time, because it did last night, and it did it again last week. I'm hoping that the problem occurs in the store, unlike last week, so they can actually do something to fix it, because I'm pretty frustrated about the whole situation. It takes over an hour to resync my until music/movie collection onto it. That's right, I started a movie collection on it, and it's pretty fucking badass that I can watch TV shows and stuff on the freakin bus. Which, incidentally, does not stop the wanting for a bloody netbook.

My new apartment gets pretty warm when the sun's out. Southern facing windows ftw?

Dragon Age Origins is rocking my socks off right now. Such a fun game. I'm 25hrs into it, and working my way through the Deep Roads for the bloody pussy dwarves, the last mission before shit hits the fan with the politic baddie. I made Alistair proposition me, and I wonder if he'll get hurt if I boink the elf rogue? I can always buy his love back, I'm sure.

Taking a break from Aion, though, I really should just nose to the grindstone work out the last 220% of my level so I can go back to killing people and helping other people kill people. I don't want to play WoW, like Shattered and some of the Immortal people do. Boo to WoW, though, I admit, some base level of curiousity to seeing Icecrown Citadel. Such an addiction! Ugh. Cruising around a 310% drake is fun though.

Justin needs to get me a Demonoid invite. I want the other A23 rares album.
tokimi: (contemplation)
I moved. It went fine. Almost completely settled in save for reorganizing the bedroom, which is going to be a chore, since that's where I shoved everything that I wasn't using immediately. Whee. The bookshelves are all set up, but I'm not sure I like where they are, but what can you do? Limited space and all of that rot.

Adam is, of course, quite comfortable no matter where he is. He has his food dish that is still being periodically refilled and he has some pillows to fur and to chill out on. That makes for a happy cat, I've learned. His water fountain has been set up. Yes, my cat has a water fountain, to encourage him to drink more water. That's what his old vet recommended, and so I got to take his babbling brook from my sister's house. It's very nice to listen to though, now that it's in the front room. I might have to set up my other decorative fountain now.

Olivia continues to redistribute cat toys between her house and mine. Everytime she comes over, she brings a new toy over for him. What's really funny is watching her run around trying to get him to play with her. He tolerates it for a while, but then he's obviously Had Enough, and starts to ignore her. I told Cory that Olivia needs a dog that will actually play with her.

I think I've somehow lost my entire collection of lami posters. Not sure how this happened, or where the hell they have gone to. Which is disappointing. But then, I wonder... am I out of that phase where I decorate with anime posters everywhere? I still mean to frame my Aspen posters and hang those. Maybe my Sandman by Yoshitaka Amano poster. Hmm.

Anyhow. Thanksgiving was fine. Turkey was fabulous, and yes, I'm just that amazing at cooking that it came out wonderful. Had a lot of good food and the company was pretty good too, even if I had just met Mandy's two housemates. Not much else to say about that, really. Christmas is coming, shopping will be done on Thursday.

Tomorrow, I take my iPod into the Apple store to have it looked at.
tokimi: (shhh)
It's starting to actually look like I'm moving now. My media shelves are gone (just did that) and my bookshelves are empty. The closet is cleared out, and all of the things I stored on top of my cabinets are likewise gone. All of the little things in my apartment are mostly gone. Tomorrow, I need to bust out and clean all of the dishes and move those upstairs, and finish with the little things. I also need to take apart my futon into the two parts, and move that. The rest of my posters, the thingy in the bathroom (the shelf thing above the toilet) and the shelfy/drawer thing I have under the sink will all be moved.

Tomorrow night, Adam and I should be in the new apartment. I wonder if my wireless is good enough to reach that far?!

On Monday, when the dolly's available, I'll move out the big stuff, like the dresser, three bookshelves and what was my coffee table but will now serve the original purpose of TV stand. And then that should be it. Considering I couldn't get the dolly until Monday, I rescheduled my iPod's doctor appointment for Wednesday.

I think in December, I'll look into getting an end table or two from Ikea. I also want a chair to put in my apartment now that I have the space. We'll see!
tokimi: (thinking)
* Moving into a one bedroom apartment. Fifth floor, southern facing windows, much larger. I'll get the layout all figured out soon. Super excited about this. I plan on saving money to get a real bed.

* The cable company will make me go 2 days (gasp!!) without internets in the new place. Fuckers.

* The cable company cannot switch my phone service over until the 30th. I don't know why. Not a big deal.

* Adam will not be able to fur the fuck out of my stuff anymore. This will make him sad, I'm sure.

* My iPod has to go to the doctor and I'm taking it to the University Village store. It was repeatedly crashing iTunes earlier, and it wouldn't sync. Everytime I plug it in, I have to restore it.

* Neighbours who do not have awesome stereo systems should not try to start music wars with those who do. It will not end well. I plugged in my 2.1 desktop speakers, put the subwoofer on his wall, and let it rip. Techno and Bollywood. Fuck you, dude.

* Level 47 on Aion, should be 48 before the move. When I get back, everyone will probably be 50, and they'll have to wait on me to go to Dark Poeta. Haha. Sucks to be them. Absinthe is finally in armor that's not pink.

* Kyle moved back home, has a new job, looking into a second part time things, and sounds worlds happier now than he has been in several months. Which in turn makes me happy for him, so it's this circle of happiness that happens like that.

* Thanksgiving will be at Mandy's place. I will still be zee cook, as to be expected. It's fun, and I never have to do the dishes. It's awesome.

* I still want a netbook. Now more than ever, because I keep wanting to write late at night, but then I realize that I'd have to boot up my laptop. With a netbook, at least, I can still be on IRC and talking to people when I have to mail off my laptop to Gateway to be fixed since it keeps overheating. Which sucks.

* Laptop is overheating when I game. Which sucks, because it's a gaming rig, and shouldn't. My daddy says it shouldn't, so I believe him.

* Already done my Christmas shopping, just have to hit the order button, which happens in December. Not sure if I'll do Christmas cards.

* I'm running a slaver ring and a crime syndicate on BDI. I finally get to knock up my elf chick. Sweet. Baby-daddy is 5000 years old. Freakin' elves.
tokimi: (coquettish)
I adopted Adam (the Cat) this weekend from Cory. He's a 9 year old domestic short hair, who's recently started getting into fights with his littermate, Aurora, who he's lived with all his life. We thought he'd be happier with me, and being the only cat in the house, so I offered to take him. My therapist feels this is a good step, so, here he is.

I'm pretty excited to have him.

He's also obsessed with the blanket in the picture. To the point that he tried to climb into my lap, with the laptop in it, to sleep on it. I had to pull a bit out for him to the side for me so he wouldn't be in the way.



Adam Adam
Chilling out on my new microplush throw, on my futon.
Adam Adam
Different angle.
Adam Shy? Adam Shy?
He sleeps like this quite a lot, with his paw over his face and I told Kyle I'd get a picture of it for him.

tokimi: (waiting)
I keep meaning to update in a fuller capacity and I haven't really done it.

There's only a few key points to note at the moment.

* Kyle messaged me a few weeks ago and we talked things over. Our relationship is on the mend. He initiated our initial conversation, and I said a lot of things that I had refrained from since that day in July we had broken up. I do mean to fully explain this in the future, so, stay tuned? I've told my sisters and some of my friends about it already, and I just haven't quite committed it here, though I mean to. I understand that some people may feel this is the wrong choice, but as I've already explained to my sisters and my therapist, it feels right somehow, and I hesitate about ignoring my gut feeling.

* Sherzad, aka Tekno died last year in August. I know there are several people on my friend's list who knew the guy, and felt that they too should know about this. It did take a year for me to find out about this, and even longer for me to remember his last name to look up how since the original source of information didn't know how. (I heard it from Justin, who heard it from some girl that apparently knew Sherz, and her information was sketchy at best.) Apparently, it was a car accident, and I believe he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. Any other details beyond that, I'm not sure. He left behind an adorable little girl named Samantha.

* They finally removed the desk thing from my apartment. Quite anticlimatic after the other two topics, but I am inordinately pleased about it, and have been planning to organize about it. I am still in the decision process about fully retiring my desktop or not, as I've moved almost everything worth saving from it onto the second harddrive on my laptop, which my dad bought me during my trip out east. Planning a trip to Ikea the coming weekend to buy another media shelf and a dresser. I had miscalculated on the capacity of the shelves I bought before I went on the epic road trip. (Picture here.) I'm in the process of rehoming things and waiting on the Ikea trip to further organize. I'm hanging up posters, and discovered I have a Luis Royo print that was still in shrink wrap in one of my poster tubes. I'm not sure where I got this or when.

* Aion launches in less than a month. Excited about this as WoW has just gotten duller and duller and the latest announcement regarding the next expansion just looks boring and somewhat anticlimatic. The latest raid has been boring as well, and it's only because they've released one boss a week that people haven't blown through the content quickly.

* I still need to resize the photos from my trip and post them online. I should sit down and do that at some point.

* I've started RPing again, after nearly 18 months or longer in hiatus. It's refreshing. I have a short story I wrote earlier this year that I mean to post on my LJ for more feedback. Decky has been abyssmal at such things as he recognizes the main character and keeps going on about how she should be more faithful to the personality he knows of her, rather than taking the story at face value. I'm still waiting on his essay. I started going through past logs of certain characters, and I still get that same squicky feeling from a certain scene played out more than 6 years ago. Crazy.

* I'm adopting Cory's cat, Adam, because he's recently begun to fight with his sister, Aurora. We're not sure why. And Adam loves me. So I'm taking him. I miss having a cat, though I'm sure in a few weeks, I'll be ready to climb the walls with having to deal with a cat on my laptop or pawing through my hair at night when I want to sleep. We'll see!
tokimi: (knife)
Tonight was not the night for my neighbour to pull this "my TV is up ridiculously loud all night" bullshit. Complaint to the front desk, followed by calling the cops, who showed up and discovered that he's not even home and can't do anything about it, followed by a written complaint at 2:30am, followed by OMFG GENERAL ANNOYANCE... Nothing can be done, but I'm fucking pissed and annoyed, and want to strangle babies and drown puppies.

All of this on the period from hell. Were he actually there, I'd've smashed all of his electronics. I still wish I could.

ATTN: Period stuff behind this cut. )

Oh, and I had a brush with some thundercunt with a superiority complex on one of my communities the other day. "Checking your profile to dig up dirt on you and using the fact you say you're in therapy for a personality disorder as an insult is so NOT a personal attack". If you say so, honey.

I still hate my neighbour.
tokimi: (apathy)
It's been a while since last I updated. Not a lot's really been going on in that time, so I guess that's why I've not been updating. I'll try to outline things I've been doing in that time, though.

I moved into my own place at the end of October. About a week afterwards, I bought a laptop, sorta spur of the moment, but it turned out to be a lot better than I had wanted, with a video card and 2gb of RAM. I love it. I named it Surprise, following the My Little Pony theme of my other electronics. (Desktop was Firefly, the iPod is Melody, the network is Dream Valley. You get the idea.) I've pretty much decided not to invest in another desktop at this time, though, I'm still trying to fix the old one. Surprise came with Vista, which I'm still trying to figure out to a manner of my liking. There was a lot to turn off, like the ever so annoying User Account Control thingy, which was pretty much "we'll stop you from installing this crap even though we know you want to because you're an admin and are trying to install". So after disabling that, came some other annoying tweaks to take care of. I think I have it how I like it.

Thanksgiving was an affair between my sisters, my brother in law, and my niece and I. My mother was specifically not invited, and in fact, asked not to come at all. I didn't precisely make an ultimatum regarding it, but I didn't want to be around when she was. It was relatively quiet, save for the late night, early morning freak out from my Homofag. It was a 3-4 hour event, and it was pretty freaky. As it's not my story to tell, I won't be mentioning the details, suffice to say that he was severely injured. He's recovering now, thankfully, and things weren't as bad as we had first thought.

Oh, and my turkey was gorgeous.

December was a slow month. I'm organizing things around here, and trying to get a futon/couch sorta thing. For now, I've got an inflatable matress and that's pretty comfy. It just means I can't host very well here, all things considered. No where for people to sit! Maybe I should go invest in an area rug and a few bean bag chairs. We'll all chill out and drink smoothies and eat cookies, or something.

The problem with moving is that you realize how much crap you don't have, not how much you still have. I lost a lot of things when I was hospitalized, but I only now realize that it's stupid things like cookie sheets and spices, and kitcheny things like that. Yeah, I lost some keepsakes and I miss those greatly, but what can you really do? It's just a matter of building the collection again. Sadly.

Christmas was a lot of fun. Olivia made out like a bandit, being the only grandkid on both sides of the family. This year, she got the idea of what Christmas was, at least as far as the gift giving thing was. She didn't need much prompting for opening things after the first few times. I got a few movies, a gridle. Tim's mom sent me cookies. My mom got me this... vacuum-y thing, which is pretty cool, but we didn't really understand why she got the same thing for my sisters. Eric sent me this really cute, carved rose quartz parrot, compromising between my eternal search for diamonds and Murphy. I have yet to shop for him.

Thanks to everyone I got Christmas cards from. It was appreciated. I think I got all of mine sent out. I'm fairly certain anyway.

Mandy's birthday was a lunch affair and pretty quiet as well. Just us again, my sisters, niece and Tim. Mandy and I chilled out on the bus ride down to Southcenter, trying to cut down on Cory and Tim's commute. They ended up coming up to Seattle, anyhow. I borrowed Pan's Labyrinth from Mandy, let her borrow Stardust, and Cory borrow the Prestige. Movie swaps are awesome.

I've rekindled a few friendships with some people who I'd thought were lost at some point or another. Which is good. I'm not as crazy as we'd all thought. I've gotten closer to some people, more distant with others. Ebbing and flowing, as it seems that friendships do. Can't always fix them, though we can certainly try.

Still writing somewhat, though I haven't done any short stories lately. A piece or two for a particular RP storyline.

Flipping through some of the movie channels, I just flipped into Flash Gordon. Another awesomely bad movie. I said the same thing about Cry-Baby when I saw that on TV as well. I love these awesomely bad movies. The costumes in Flash Gordon are awesome. Lots of rhinestones and satin on the chicks. Pretty makeup.

Oh well, now I'm mostly just rambling. I suppose there's other things to write about but my attention's wandering now.
tokimi: (meeeee)
Not a whole lot to be saying lately, hence the not posting and all of that rot. It's been raining, but it's Seattle and it's the fall, so it's not to be unexpected.

I still haven't gotten my computer fixed, I need to try to pop in another CD ROM to see if I can boot from that, but it's been retarded and I haven't bothered with it. Which means I haven't been playing L2 a lot because I don't like dying due to immense and stupidly crazy lag.

John and Snow got me to play WoW on the Skywall server, which is a normal server. I called them all pussies for not playing a PVP server. We're Alliance. Got a level 35 Human Mage named Nemamiah after my L2 Sorc. I've been working, sorta, also on a Horde character on Dark Iron for Merin, but it's been a lukewarm experience because I want to be pretty (Blood Elf) and the account isn't an expansion account. But it's a -free- account, because it used to be Snow's son's and he's letting me use it. Ironic, I have no problem running WoW (just lag when I run places and run slow), but L2 freaks out.

Oh yah, I already told Quarla about this. I don't think I updated on the level of my mage, though. I feel like such a traitor to play WoW. Haha.

I've got an interview at the Frye Apartments today. I'll nail it, and get my own place and then make Eric come and see me again. Ruthie did really well on her interview yesterday and got a place, and Nikki already lives there. So it would be cool to have people I know in the building, even if I don't really like the area too well.

I've listened to most of the new Nightwish album, but as Amy and I decided, it's not really Nightwish. I'm lukewarm about going to the concert at the Showboxx on Halloween. My favourite song on the album is probably Sahara. As Amy said, it's like After Forever with Nightwish rifts. It's not -bad-, it's just not Nightwish. The new vocalist doesn't have the same power as Tarja did, and I really wish they wouldn't tone down the vocals on the album the way they have been for the last 2-3 albums. It would sound a lot better if they didn't.

Oh, and I have a headache.

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