362- NDK?

Aug. 10th, 2010 09:49 pm
jupiterhalo: ([Harry Potter] Snape)
More like No-DK. xD

I've been trying to figure out finances for the last few days, and no matter how I tweak them, it doesn't look like I'll be able to afford to go this year. My portion of the rent for the house and my bills definitely have to come first, and those leave me with no extra money to speak of. I also need to start saving up for our trip to Japan next year, which I haven't put a dime towards yet.

It's a bummer, since this is going to be the first time in about four or five years that I haven't gone. But it's not like I had any new costumes to bring or anything like that. That'll be Wasabi, which isn't until March.

Oh well. Que sera sera!
jupiterhalo: ([Supernatural] Four score and...)
Been a pretty busy couple of weeks! :D

School is in full swing by now. I need to go to the Vidiot sometime soon and pick out a few movies to watch for my class. One of the assignments my teacher gave us is to watch a movie set in the Middle Ages and do a "History or Hollywood" type assignment with it. I think I've also picked out a person to do my first biography on, which is due in less than two weeks. I've also found that eating something before class will help me not fall asleep. xD

Let's see... I started my second job cleaning on Friday. It's not very hard; there's just a lot to do and it's very tedious. However, it's an extra $175 a month that will go right into my savings. :D And I only have to do it once every two weeks. It should get easier as time goes on.

I hung out with [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] on Friday. That was really fun, as I needed to unwind after two and half hours of straight cleaning. We got dinner and watched Zombieland. I liked it a lot, and I'm happy that they're going to make a sequel to it. Then, on Saturday, I went to see a movie with [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]. We saw When in Rome, which was very cute. And funny, too, without being really stupid. That unfortunately overlapped with Shaun's birthday party, but I don't think he's too upset about me not being there.

I've also finally beaten Resident Evil 5, which is kind of sad that it took me this long to beat it. Having my own 360 helped a lot with that, though. I'm in the process of replaying it, and can hopefully unlock a better alternate costume for Chris than his stupid Safari zebra outfit.

I headed to the library and a few stores today. Got a lot of books at the library, including the rest of the Tales of the Otori series and a few books on World War II, in addition to the books I got for my biography project. I also found a Jensen Ackles movie for $3.00 while I was out shopping. It sounds really lame, but... for three bucks, I couldn't resist.

Hmmm... yeah, I thought I had more to say, but I think that's it.
jupiterhalo: ([Resident Evil] Chris' blood)
Alright, it looks like I won't be online for a little while longer. xD I was going to call Comcast tomorrow and see when they could come install the internet for me, but now I won't have to. Turns out, the charger cable my laptop uses is no longer working. Therefore, I need to order another one from Gateway so I can actually use my damn laptop. :|

Which means spending more money I don't have. At least I get paid on the 19th.
jupiterhalo: ([Angel Sancuary] Reminiscence)
So, I went and took Doodles to the vet today. She needed to have a vaccination, a general exam and a fecal test. She seems to be fine for the most part, but she does have an eye AND ear(s) infection. Poor baby. It's bad enough having one; I can't imagine having an infection in both my ears and my eye at the same time. Giving her the medicine for this is incredibly painful for all parties involved, and she's totally mad at both me and [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] right now. xD

Because of the extra medication and stuff, the bill for her visit ended up being almost $160. And I have to take her back in two weeks so they can make sure she's doing okay. :| Having a pet isn't cheap, man.

Speaking of money, I was productive and did more of my holiday shopping! I finished up my mother, Ana, and Nic, and started on Gerardo. So, that just leaves him, my dad, my sister, Shannon, Joe, Kira, and my Secret Santa to shop for. :D I'm definitely proud of myself. We'll see how much money I have left after I finish everything, though.

Oh, that reminds me! [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], I went ahead and authorized the transfer yesterday, I think... either yesterday or Thursday. According to PayPal, I should have the money in there by the 7th. So, I'll transfer it as soon as it shows up, okay? <3

It's been a long day, so I think it's bedtime.
jupiterhalo: ([Paradise Kiss] Whee!Miwako)
After a few days of unsuccessfully trying to install the copy of Windows 7 I purchased, I've decided to give up for now and go back to Vista. xD When and if I decide to install it again, I may need to take my laptop to Best Buy or some other professional so they can see what's exactly wrong with my computer.

Anyway! Not much has been happening... school sucks. I'm totally rebelling against my online class, which is bad. I need it to graduate and move on. But I'm finding out that I really need classroom contact and an actual instructor to learn from. :| I'm thinking about dropping it and just putting off my graduation from Front Range for another semester, so I can go ahead and take it on campus. I'll look and see if I can drop it now and get a refund.

Speaking of money, we got our quarterly bonuses on Friday! 8D That was quite a blessing, seeing as how I was in desperate need of funds. I put $500 in my savings account, which is over half of my bonus, and placed the rest in my checking. Hopefully that $500 will stay there, unless I have an emergency and need to spend it.

Rob Thomas concert on Tuesday and the Regina Spektor concert on my birthday! I swear, I've been to more concerts in the last month than I have all year. ALH also had their first public Fort Collins performance last night. Despite a few sound problems, they sounded great! Everyone in the crowd really had an awesome time, it seems like.

Man. My birthday's in less than two weeks, and I still have no idea what I want to do for it.

Okay, time to end this boring post. :|

312- Yay!

Sep. 19th, 2009 09:59 pm
jupiterhalo: ([Resident Evil] Chibi Leon)
I am so happy right now.

In other news, shopping was fun! I found some pants for about $7.00, six pairs of socks for about $3.00, and the latest NANA manga. :D Dinner was delicious, and it was all around a good day!

I should really start studying for my Art History test on Tuesday... man. I don't want to, though. I'll do it later.

I think it's sad that I just got paid yesterday and I already have no money left over. Of course, my C/C payment is due before we get paid again, so I had to take care of that with this paycheck. Otherwise, I would have had plenty left over.

Hmmm. I think I'll find something to do.

303- Ouch.

Aug. 5th, 2009 10:21 pm
jupiterhalo: ([Paradise Kiss] Tired Arashi)
Today was a pretty good day! I got a $905 paycheck, found a digital camera I liked (which came with a free 2 GB memory card) and I finished my summer school class with an A minus. :D

However, I did take a really nasty fall in the parking lot of Subway when I was on my lunch. xD My left hand has like... three Band-Aids on it to cover all of the damage. Some guys saw me eat it and were all concerned. I told them that my pride (and my poor, new cellphone) was the only thing hurt, and one of them was like "Yeah, I did the same thing earlier in the week and busted up my knee pretty badly!" At least I'm not alone in my clumsiness. Now my arms hurt like a mofo, though.

I am really tired. ._. I should start cleaning my room, though...
jupiterhalo: ([Misc] Trust me)
I have nothing else to do until I go to work in about fifteen minutes, so I'll make a quick LJ post. I've been trying to wake up earlier than my usual time; the plan is that I'm going to try and walk/jog/whatever for an hour before work, since that's really the only time I can do it. I think that the exercise will be good for me; my boss works out before she comes to work and she's always chipper. xD

I've been so unmotivated about exercising, though. At least I haven't gained any weight back, and I went down a size in clothes. :D Still at 12 pounds lost, which is really great. I think I'd be more eager to do something, if I had an iPod or some other kind of music player that I can use while I do it. However, money's been really tight lately. I think I'm going to have a little bit left over when I get paid on the 5th... but that's going towards pre-reg for NDK, the rest of my stuff for Setsuka and hopefully Maria, and things I need like food and gas.

I'm also considering just canceling the cable that we have. :| I think that I can count how many times I've actually watched TV with my fingers and still have a few left over. I don't really believe that I should keep paying for something that I'm not using, and it'd be an extra $10 a month that I'd save. I guess that I should talk to [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and see if she'd mind paying for it, since she watches TV the most out of the three of us. But, since her sister's here, I don't really want to talk to her about money stuff until her family leaves.

On a brighter note, school is almost done with! I've gotten straight B's so far, and I'm really proud of myself. Class technically ends on the 6th, but if we pass the final project on the 4th, we don't need to take the final exam. x3 And then I get a small break before school starts for me again on the 25th. It won't be as bad, since I decided to drop Astronomy. I'm only taking three classes, and one of them ends on October 8th.

Work has also been going better. I've gotten a little more used to working at the front again, even though we get some really weird calls. xD Bobbie's getting surgery on August 20th, though. So I'll be working the front desk full-time until she hopefully comes back on the 31st. That'll be interesting, needless to say.

I've been feeling really irrationally angry lately. Maybe it's because I don't get as much sleep as I need. But either way, every day I wind up feeling so angry all the time. xD I really hope that goes away soon...

Bawww. I guess that I had better get to work now.
jupiterhalo: ([Misc] Blossom)
Payday was today. It's nice having money again! Work was quite boring though, so I actually ended up writing the beginning of a fanfic. :D I wanted to work on it more today, but I didn't have enough time.

I may go to bed soon. It's waaaay past my bedtime. But first, have a meme. :D

Greed:Medium
 
Gluttony:Medium
 
Wrath:Medium
 
Sloth:Medium
 
Envy:Medium
 
Lust:Medium
 
Pride:High
 


The Seven Deadly Sins Quiz on 4degreez.com
jupiterhalo: (RE5 Chris)
Last night, I went to see Star Trek with [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]. I hadn't wanted to see it since it came out, since I'm not really into the whole live action sci-fi stuff. However, I will say that I was pretty impressed by it! I probably won't see it again in theaters, unless I go with another group, but I'll probably end up watching it on DVD once or twice. I thought that the reboot was really well done.

I also went to see Plasmacrash with [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] on Friday! I think they get better every time I see them. Joe only played three songs of their set, since he's still not feeling well, but those three songs he played with them sounded the best. Elite was a really awesome band, too, even though I was only able to stay for about two songs of their set. I want to see them again, all the way through.

Work was a total pain in the ass last week. We had Monday off, so that caused a lot of our work to pile up. I ended up working straight through, from 8-4 (and 7-almost 4:30 on Friday) without taking a lunch and just going home early in order to try and catch up from the weekend. And this next week is going to be even crazier, since I have to help one of my coworkers with one of her projects... and school also starts on Tuesday.

But! On a good note... I'm going to start riding my bike to work on the days that I don't have school, and I'm going to try and not drive as much as possible. So, if I need to go somewhere and it's within biking distance of the apartment, then I'm going to bike. I'm also going to buy a new iPod in June, since my old one isn't working. I'm also going to pay off my small bill and get that out of the way, before I start working on my loan. Hopefully, if I can stick to the budget that I've made for myself, I'll have my loan paid off by November/December. Then it's to work on my credit card debt.

This weekend isn't long enough! I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow. At least payday is on Wednesday. :D
jupiterhalo: (Chris and Jill dancing)
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For me, it would probably be giving up dining in restaurants all the time and making my own food. xD Since I can't cook worth a damn and am too lazy to try and learn, it's either starve or pay people to make food for me. But! Since I'm working full-time now, it's been a bit easier to afford my habits. It's one that I can't quite kick.

So, leaving for NDK tomorrow! Well, technically today. I still need to put at least a half day in at work, and I'm going to try and be there at around 7, instead of 8. The sooner I get done, the sooner I can go home and pack/take a shower/sleep/do last minute shopping/whatever else I need to do before we leave.

I think NDK will be pretty fun this year! I have high hopes for it. :3 I'm totally loving all of my cosplay, so I think that will help, for sure.

It's almost 2:30 and I haven't even attempted sleep yet. xD; I should probably do a little bit of that before I end up even more exhausted tomorrow.
jupiterhalo: (Weatherby)
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I would definitely bring back Miracles. Only thirteen episodes were made, and seven of them weren't even shown on TV. There are still so many mysteries and layers that will never be discovered!

Anyway. Today was better (and getting that almost $900 paycheck helped too). I got my socks for Risa, and I'm feeling a little more confident in work. I kind of feel like I know what I'm doing a little more. Being all caught up definitely helps, too~

So I can enjoy the weekend worry-free!
jupiterhalo: (Oh snapz)
Okay! So.

It turns out that it's not going to take $1100 to fix my car. Oh no. My mechanic kept finding things wrong with it (like replacing the radiator since it leaks, as well as replacing the serpentine belt EVEN THOUGH I JUST GOT THAT REPLACED IN EARLY MAY). So... my grand total is like... $1711 or something like that. Thanks a lot, Jiffy Lube, for selling me a bad serpentine belt when I went to go get my oil changed in May. xD;

Well, I have most of my stuff moved back already. It's currently sitting out in the garage, waiting for the day when my dad and I can move things around in my new/old room and make room for all of my stuff. The only things I need to grab from Loveland now are all of my shoes, bedding and blankets. My dad and I definitely worked our asses off trying to get mostly everything back in one trip.

At least I finally get to be away from work and FoCo and all that for a few days~ Hopefully the cherry blossom festival is fun! I'm excited to go to Boondocks and Dave and Busters, too. [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]! We will finally get our race in the Ini D game. T_T

Oh! [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]! I mailed out those books for you today! :D The guy said it will take 2-3 days to get to you~ So... probably by Wednesday you'll have them.

And the first season of Supernatural arrived for me today! I watched an episode while I was folding my laundry. xD Good times, good times.

Wheee!

Edit: Awesome! I just got a Salmon IM. xD First time in a while, too. The name ControlledSalmon made me LoL.
jupiterhalo: (Longest day ever)
... $1100 to fix my car. T_T

At least I know that the problem will be taken care of, now.
jupiterhalo: (Kami-sama)
First off, the meme! )

So anyway! Diane, the lady that I do jobsharing with, is on vacation this week. Her son is graduating from boot camp in California, so I'm working a full week while she is gone. It hasn't been too bad yet! Monday was a pain, though, since I had no work at all to do. x_x The only bad thing about being at the front desk for that long is that I run out of stuff to do rather quickly, and I can't read a book or surf the internet. At least I had enough to do today (I even saved work for myself tomorrow).

And in other news, Tina broke down. xD; Again. Luckily, this is only the second time she's done that, so I really can't complain. It's not like with Foxxxy, who was breaking down every other day (or so it seemed). Tina's water pump is apparently broken, and my dad said that he could fix it. I am really scared as to what he can do to screw up my car, but I really don't have a choice. It's not like I have the money to take her to a mechanic. So I'll see what my dad does, and if he screws up royally, then I'll just have to find the money from somewhere.

I'm really liking Supernatural at the moment! It's by the same guys who did Miracles, so I can understand now why there are a lot of crossovers between the two shows. I just wish that Miracles had the chance to go into 3+ full seasons, instead of having only 13 episodes... but oh well. I saw the first eight episodes of the first season over the weekend, and I think I'm going to try and get the next few discs for the coming weekend.

I also saw Sex and the City last night. I think I'm way too cynical for that kind of movie. xD
jupiterhalo: (Nanao and Shunsui)
Hiss. So, my Verizon thingy finally gave out last night, and there's no way to fix it. ~_~ I have to file a claim with the insurance peoples and have them send me a new one. Such a hassle! Until then, I'm stuck using very slow CS again. Which means that I probably won't even be online all that much until I get a new one... ;o;
jupiterhalo: (Default)
And bleh Maki is bleh. xD;

So, I just had a shower, and that was good. Although, what pissed me off is that the red in my hair is still washing out, and I ran out of hot water. That doesn't make any sense at all, because even though my showers last 10 minutes, I only use about 5 or 6 minutes worth of water. >_>;

Work tonight at Macy's was stressful, and it got even worse when I was wrangled into taking some more hours there that I don't want or need. I need to start focusing on school stuff, and fast, because there is a lot of stuff I need to be doing for my class that I don't feel like I have the time for.

The good news is that I bought four books in the last two days. x3 It makes me happy that my library is continuing to expand. I also finished the sixth HP book. Snape! @_@

Well, here is a list of things I want to do in the next few days:

*Do my taxes.
*Get some of my schoolwork done (like the biography that is due on Wednesday-- I haven't even picked a person for that yet. @_@).
*Balance my checkbook.
*Do some of those memes I have a list for. Speaking of, is there anyone who would like to request a pairing/fandom/whatever for that drabble meme? I'm still trying to decide what I want to do (even though it shouldn't be hard >_>;), but I really want to write something. So, that offer is open to anyone willing to take it up!

And here is a meme, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] san_toki.

Thorax! )
jupiterhalo: (Wheee!)
Yes, I was bored, so I decided to answer the so-called "Writer's Block" question. xD Which is: If you won $100 this afternoon, what would you do with it?

I would like to say that I would use the money in a good way... like donate it or use it to pay off some of my Macy's card (which apparently has been upgraded AGAIN to a Platinum account o_o), but more likely than not, I would use it on one of two things:

1. Use it for food, since I enjoy going out.
2. Deposit it in my checking account, and go buy the remaining "Gundam Wing" DVDs that I need. xD

...It'd probably be the second one, too.

So, I had my root canal done at 8 this morning. It definitely wasn't as bad as I thought! The worst part about it was getting up that early. x_x But I'm going back in a week to get my crown put on. The nurse that was helping my dentist was really nice! xD Her name is Lacey, and we were talking about Macy's. Apparently I need to check out the M.A.C. line sometime, because it's really good. She used to make special trips down to Denver just to get it. But yeah, I'm still tired and getting hungry. Dr. Mangle said that my tooth would be bothering me a lot, but it hasn't so far. I think that's a good thing.

148- Home.

May. 16th, 2007 10:38 pm
jupiterhalo: (Honour)
Yay, I'm finally home. :D

Liz and I woke up at about 9:45, did some last minute packing and stuff, loaded up the PT Cruiser with my stuff and about 11 of her boxes, and off we went to Starbucks to get some chai tea before I dropped her off at work.

Once that happened, I went and got gas, then found my way back to I-70 (after missing the turn once xD). I considered stopping in Parachute, but decided against it. I just drove straight through again, and it took me about the same amount of time to get home as it did to get to Grand Junction, so that was cool. ^_^

Finally made it back home at 4:45, and the first place I went to (even before going home) was Barnes and Noble. They had volumes 4 and 5 of "FAKE," so I snagged those immediately. T_T You have no idea how many places I looked for those stupid books when I was in Grand Junction. xD Then I went over to Best Buy... and they have the special edition of "Gundam SEED Destiny" volume 7! So that made me happy... until I looked at the price. $35 for the DVD and a box. So I forced myself to wait.

So, I got a lot of stuff when I was over on the Western Slope! I'm very satisfied with everything. In the end, here's the loot I ended up with:

~"Soul Calibur III" for the PS2
~Volumes 4 and 5 of "Angel Sanctuary"
~"Gundam SEED" volume 4 DVD

Not quite as much as I had expected, but definitely good stuff. And I still have about $30 left from my travel money, too. ^_^ As a bonus, I came home to one of my tax refund checks, as well~ AND I get paid tomorrow. xD So, I'll have plenty of money for whatever comes... like when Liz comes here on Sunday and stuff. That'll be chill.

Dude, omg! Speaking of work... there have been, like, CRAZY developments at work while I was gone. First off, they changed the clocking system so we have to clock in at the registers in our department, instead of at the time clock. T_T What a hesu and a half, even though I knew about that before I left.

Second, MaryAnn got demoted! O_O I have no idea what happened, but yeah... apparently she got kicked down from Merchandising manager to Jewelry manager. Sara got put in MaryAnn's position, I guess, and Andrea is now the RTW manager.

All I can say is "WTF?!" Sheesh, you leave for, like, five days and everything goes berserk on you. I don't want Andrea to be my manager... T_T I like Sara! I don't like Andrea! Although, if Andrea's manager she may let Shannon and me work together more. xD But, still! To Andrea I say: DO NOT WANT!

...Anyway. I'm exhausted. xD It's been a very long day, and it will be nice to sleep in a bed again. Although, I do want to play more "RE 4" and "SC III"...
jupiterhalo: (Your presence still lingers here)
Whooo, today was so busy. xD

We didn't go to bed until around 3:30 or 4 this morning, and I woke up at 11. However, I didn't get up until around 11:45... heehee, I was being lazy. I took a HOT SHAAR, with unlimited hot water. That was nice. And then it was off to shop!

...Or so we thought. xD Since Liz had gotten paid on Friday, we went to one of the Wells Fargos here in Grand Junction to see if they could cash her check. After we were refused, we went back to the dorm and had Dana, one of Liz's podmates, come with us to another Wells Fargo to get the check cashed in her name. After that, we decided to treat Dana to Starbucks as a way of saying "thank you." But first we needed to get the PT Cruiser gas. The gas station we went to had unleaded at $3.11 a gallon. That's the least expensive price for gas I've seen in quite a long time. xD

Now it was time to shop. First, we went to this Pagan store in Grand Junction called Heart of the Dragon. I looked around and didn't really find anything, but I did find Liz her late birthday present. It was a cool store, and I hadn't been in a store like that in such a long time. ^_^

After that, we hit the mall. We stopped in soooo many different stores, including: Bath and Body Works, FYE, Hot Topic, this junior clothing store called DEB, and Jo-Ann's, where we picked up material for comfort blankets. I bought some more chapstick when we were at Bath and Body Works... they were having this sale where they were 3 for $15. I broke down and bought 3, since I always seem to lose them. xD At FYE I found a "Gundam SEED" DVD that I'd been looking for forever, and it was only $15 as well~!

After we finished at the mall, we went over to Best Buy. There were a few things I wanted to get there... but their anime section is so much smaller than the one in Fort Collins. I figured that if I wanted anything, I should probably just wait until I got home to go looking. Apparently "Peach Girl" has been licensed and has already been released! That kind of shocked me. They also had "X-Men: Evolution" season 3 for sale, as well as the complete "Scrapped Princess" anime. I resisted getting them, though.

Next came Barnes and Noble, but again... they didn't have as much as FoCo. So, I waited. Then after a trip to Michael's and another stop at Border's, we finally finished up and ate dinner at this Mexican restaurant called Panchero's. They make their own tortillas fresh, so that was really good. ^_^ The steak they have was delicious. Then after an ice cream stop at Coldstone, we finally came back to the dorm.

Right when we settled in, Caleb called and we decided to meet for Italian sodas. Eventually, the whole group showed up, and we all hung out. There was this thing called CramJam going on, so we went and got some free food and stuff. :D

Once we had finished eating, this guy named Justin invited us to his dorm room so we could play "Soul Calibur III." It was a lot of fun, but this guy named Cole really pissed me off. He is in the room next to Justin's, and he kind of invited himself in and was watching Liz and me play the game. Since it was my first time, I was just kind of button-mashing and seeing what exactly I could do with everything. After a few minutes he was like "You know, what you're doing right now would be illegal in a tournament." It's like "Whoop de doo, I could care less." So I replied "Well, I guess it's good that we aren't in a tournament, isn't it?" ~_~ Just... ugh. He pissed me off for the rest of the night. This one guy named Greg was play-flirting with me, though, so that cheered me up.

Now we're settled back in Liz's dorm, which is where I'm assuming we're going to stay for the rest of the night. All I want is some peace and quiet, since Cole was being a bastard, Gideon is confusing the hell out of me... The plan for tomorrow is to either go see the Monument or Bang's Canyon, then make another trip to Heart of the Dragon with Caleb. After that, Jon and Patrick wanted to hang out for a while, so I'm supposing we're going to do that. Sheesh, people in Grand Junction sure keep you busy.

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