Jul. 19th, 2010 07:25 am
afniel: (I ded.)
So tired x_x I really need to get a decent pair of shoes for work...the current ones are murdering my feet and legs. All I have to do is survive today and I get Tuesday and Wednesday off. Ganbatte, me D:

ehehe. ♥

Jul. 16th, 2010 07:15 pm
afniel: (Party Hard)
Recently, sometimes while I am walking, I catch my own reflection and go, Man, self! That wallet in your back pocket makes it look like you have a MIGHTY FINE AND STACKED ASS!

Then I realize that my wallet is in fact in my bag.

*puts on sunglasses*

afniel: (Bunny)

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I threw in the first chapter of Spirals and this is what I got...I had to nip over to Wikipedia to actually figure out who this is (epic fail at literary knowledge), but he sounds like someone I would read.

Speaking of epic fail, ugh, I really need to just get rid of my reproductive system. Like, with a grapefruit spoon or something. I'm strongly considering going back to bed for a couple of hours. I'm off today and my next day off is Tuesday, and I'll be damned if I let Ehru drag me permanently out of bed on my 'weekend.' x_x

(Okay I don't go in Saturday until 4pm but DETAILS GUYS, RLY. >_>)

I'm not sure why this is but I really feel like drawing some damned furry art again lately. I swear, this goes in one-year cycles for me and I don't know why...I guess I should get out the anthro bunny icon though.
afniel: (Default)
Another strangely boring day at work. I really need new shoes...foodservice in a beat-to-death pair of totally flattened inside Skechers is just not a good long-term plan. x_x I did get to serve one of my awesome regulars, though, and I feel I should plug her awesome work: Foxtrot Designs, from whom I am terrified to even ask what the pens would cost, though I really, really want one. DDDDD: She always carries several with her and threatens to bring a bunch in to show me at work someday. I'm sure it would be my downfall.

Every Wednesday in summer, there's been a live band in the park just behind the house (there are also redwoods behind the house, and they are huge, and I stand there and stare up them going @_@! until Ehru thwaps me for being silly). They're currently absolutely rocking the face off of a cover of Texas Flood. This would be better if I weren't tired and reveling in how it's quiet, dark, and cool indoors. *Fails*


In less weirdly domestic news, I sort of have a story in my head, and I sort of banged out the first chapter, but I'm unconvinced that it's worth pursuing because I'm not sure it's going to be interesting at all as a written work. I'm afraid it may secretly be a graphic novel or even worse, some sort of survival horror game. Though that makes it very tempting to attempt to write it up as some sort of extremely simplified single-player tabletop game...meh. I can try to explain better if anyone's interested I suppose. I'm not really feeling it.

Also, am I the only one who thinks Firefly is OK but not the most amazing amazing to ever amaze an amazing? I like Kayleigh alright and cannot stand Jayne but that's really about it. The background music keeps reminding me of a super awesome Deadlands game that one of my friends ran back in Japan and maybe that's part of why I keep getting distracted. I just cannot seem to watch it without having something else to do on my netbook at the same time.

...It's definitely time to shower and give myself a crazy mad foot massage before I die.


Jul. 13th, 2010 08:49 pm
afniel: (Default)
Netflix has Fawlty Towers streamable. MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAS GREATLY IMPROVED ♥
afniel: (Tea)
Ha! How long will this posting thing last? WHO KNOWS AMIRITE

I work at a teahouse now, which is as nice (and tiring) as it sounds. Today, however, was just boring as crap...I got there at 8:30, opened at 9:30 right on schedule, and until 2pm when the other girl arrived, we had THREE CUSTOMERS.


Two of them were just iced tea to go. One at least was a regular that I really enjoy talking to now and then, and it was great having time to dick about and finish all the frilly tea sandwiches (cucumber and radish on white with mint lemon butter takes forever to make, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT), and I washed some odd things that don't usually get washed like the doors and the window frames, but gah. At least being busy makes time pass faster.

Later in the day a customer was quite emphatic that the best part of her day is the moment the tea is served, because setting everything up and then pouring the tea is meditative and ritualistic. (Then I ended up semi-accidentally selling her the shrimp salad and avocado crumpet that I'd been assembling in the back for myself to eat, but that's alright. Crumpets usually take a while to make and it was sort of nice to just be able to whip one out on the spot for once. And the lack of business probably won't be helped by me eating our profits for lunch, even if employees are allowed to nibble now and then.) Parenthetical aside, the point was that I agreed with her. Generally at work if there is an ass you must haul it, like any job, but the exception is when you're actually serving the customers. You can't rush setting the table, and you really can't rush pouring the tea. Presentation is everything, and when the rest of your work comprises of running like a chicken with your head off, it's a little cathartic to have it all culminate in one very quiet, measured moment. Customers invariably stare into the teacup and watch the tea appear to darken as the level rises (and this is why we use fine bone china. :D It's even more impressive in direct sunlight). A lot of them will comment on the color, although the ones ordering lapsang souchong or genmaicha will inevitably go right for the smell.

Oh eeeee, there's an adorable little robin digging around outside the front door.

There's sometimes a hummingbird by the door, which is exciting, and frequently about a million (or ten...what, that's totally a million) honeybees hanging out in the small lemon tree there, but they're very polite and don't try to come in uninvited, which I appreciate immensely as a somewhat-recovering apiphobe. Apparently, honeybee quitting time is 6:45. I found this out yesterday sitting by said lemon tree and planting some seeds in the incredibly neglected planters outside, when suddenly the honeybees picked up and left en masse in roughly the same direction.

Ope, the Ehru is home~ I should heat up dinner, now that I've rambled pointlessly. :| MAYBE IT WAS INTERESTING? ...yeah, probably not.


Jul. 12th, 2010 02:33 pm
afniel: (Default)
Here I am! I am officially escaping the murk of LJ. I figured it was probably time to just give up on it already, seeing as I had posted once in the past, oh, 6 months...yeah. I backed up and locked up the old entries, as I was really getting tired of having so much old news lying around dating all the way back from the beginning of college. A fresh start in a fresh journal without LJ's sketchy sketchy advertising/censorship attempts sounds rather novel. We'll see if it lasts longer than three posts. I hold out very little hope.

AAAAAAAaaaaaaanyway I have to go walk over to the gardening place and see about buying some plants and a watering can. There are flower pots that need more potting soil and a basil plant that I'm TOTALLY CONVINCED that I can bring back from the edge of death here. This may be folly, but if it works, it'll be tasty, tasty folly that I can cook with, and that's alright by me. ♥

Also on the list to purchase: a spider plant and a zebra plant for indoors. Possible an aloe as well...though I'm beginning to question how I'm to carry all of this on foot. With my awesomeness, perhaps.

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