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Still having LJ problems [Jul. 27th, 2011|09:26 pm]
While I can read my friends page, I can't comment on any posts. I think I'd rather just not be able to read my friends page, because there are a few posts I'd like to comment on, including one containing a lot of diabetes stupidity.

I tried to ask a questions on the geocaching LJ comm, but I accidentally posted it to my own journal, and right now I can't re-post it to the geocaching comm. Sadly, IJ does not have a geocaching comm, and neither does Dreamwidth. I don't know enough about geocaching to moderate a community.

Meanwhile, all I see in my DW reading page is more community posts. If there are so many frustrated LJ users migrating over to DW, why am I not seeing any of them on my friends page? I thought I'd added people from LJ to my friends there. Maybe I didn't.
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I haven't been around for awhile [Jul. 26th, 2011|10:36 pm]
Like about two years, I think. Not sure. My last entry was about Torchwood: Children of Earth, and I can't remember if that was a year ago or two years ago.

I guess I'm here because LiveJournal is offline and I hate Dreamwidth and I have nowhere else to ramble.

I went to my high school reunion last weekend, which I mostly enjoyed. It was rather disorienting coming home after almost three days. The cats were happy to see me, though ChayaKitty ignored me for the first day I was back.

I've been going out geocaching lately. It's my new hobby. I found two caches today. Go me!
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Torchwood, Children of Earth [Jul. 12th, 2009|11:36 pm]
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Spoilers )
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I'm Canadian, so I must love hockey and beavers! [Apr. 14th, 2009|09:51 pm]
Stereotypes meme )
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[Feb. 8th, 2009|05:36 pm]
My mother died Saturday morning. I was not expecting it.

I'm in shock at the moment. I have no idea what people expect me to do or how I am expected to behave.
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Howdy! [Feb. 3rd, 2009|09:19 pm]
Long time no post! Yeah, I've been spending most of my time over at Live Journal, so I'm afraid I haven't been reading my friends list over here. Bad me. :-(

I finished school just over a week ago, and now I'm looking for work.

I have developed a case of sciatica, which means that the right side of my lower back, and my entire right leg, are just a mass of PAIN right now. I can only sit for a short period of time, then I have to go lie down. So I can't stay here for long.

Just thought I'd let y'all know that I'm still alive.
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[Oct. 29th, 2008|07:56 pm]
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For a few years now -- I'm not certain how long -- I have run a small Asperger's Meetup Group for adults on the autism spectrum. Sometimes family members of Aspie people come to the meetings to learn more about AS.

Anyway, a reporter for the local newspaper was surfing the various local Meetup groups on the Meetup website and found our group. She was curious about it, so she sent me an email to find out what it was all about. Since I go to school in the same building where the newspaper's offices are, I was able to meet the reporter and tell her a bit about Asperger's in general and my own experience as an Aspie.

We invited her to a meeting and she spent about an hour and a half talking to some of the group members.

The article is going to be in tomorrow's paper. Yay!
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I'm not crazy. I'm just a little unwell. [Aug. 1st, 2008|10:31 pm]
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I've had a headache pretty much constantly for two and a half days now, and it shows no sign of going away. I knew I wasn't getting enough sleep, so I slept almost all day today. I went to bed at 10:30 p.m. last night and even though I had today off school, I got up at my usual time to eat breakfast (6:30 a.m.) because my blood sugar was low. I went back to bed at about 7:30 a.m and slept until 9:30 a.m., when I had to get up again because of low blood sugar. Went back to bed around 11:00 a.m., and slept until 1:30 p.m. Got up and ate lunch, emailed a job application to a law firm, and played around on Live Journal for awhile. Went back to bed from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

I went and ate supper at the nearby Chinese buffet place, but I didn't eat as much as I would normally because my stomach felt a little "off." I bought groceries and came home, and my stomach felt worse. My headache is still here, too. My next-door neighbour is being noisy again, so I can't go back to bed.

I emailed the building owners/property managers to ask if I could move into an apartment in this building that is currently vacant. It's on the same floor, but at the other end, far away from noisy neighbour. That was five days ago, and they still haven't answered me. Unfortunately, since it is now a long weekend, they're not going to answer me anytime soon.
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Annoyed [Jun. 29th, 2008|10:16 pm]
My apartment is stiflingly hot because my next-door neighbour objects to my running a fan in the bedroom. He shows his objection by playing his stereo at what seems like several hundred decibels, presumably to drown out the horrible, awful noise that my little purple fan makes.

I want to take a bath to cool off, but I can't find the plug to the bath anywhere.

I wonder what I could use to plug the bathtub temporarily so that I can take a bath?
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Okay, this is hilarious [Jun. 23rd, 2008|10:28 pm]
I'm trying to find a Canada Day costume, one which represents Canada or something Canadian. We're having a Canada Day costume contest at school. Someone suggested I try dressing up like Anne of Green Gables. I thought that might be fun. There are a lot of Japanese students in the school, and apparently Japanese girls love Anne of Green Gables.

I went online trying to find costume ideas, and I discovered a Japanese website that sells cat costumes. Costumes for cats, I mean, not costumes for people to dress as cats. And there is an Anne of Green Gables costume for cats.

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[Jun. 8th, 2008|01:08 pm]
Yesterday I went grocery shopping at Thrifty's, and I realized why it is a bad idea for me to go shopping at a major supermarket on a Saturday. It's just way too freaking busy and crowded for me. I quickly got overwhelmed.

I found everything on my list, though, except for artichoke hearts. These were an ingredient for the pizza I was planning to make, and I really wanted them. Monster suggested I ask one of the store staff who were going around the store stocking shelves. I asked him if he would do it instead. He refused. I didn't want to do it because I was just too overwhelmed by all the people and all the noise, plus I was on the verge of getting low blood sugar.

I wandered around the store for awhile, trying to find the damn things. I figured they would be with the pickles and olives, but no, they were not. Monster again suggested I ask someone; I again asked him to do it. He refused, again.

After walking slowly up and down almost every single aisle in the store, even the cleaning products aisle, I found the artichoke hearts with the Indian food. Why they were there, I have no idea. But at least I found them, without Monster's help. (I asked him, "Why won't you help me?" He said, "I am helping you." Didn't look like it to me.)

Now, because it took me so long to find the artichoke hearts, Monster missed his bus and had to abandon his evening plans. He was supposed to go out to the racetrack to meet one of his friends, because Monster is going to take over this friend's job at the racetrack while the friend is out of the country. If Monster had done what I asked him, we probably would have left the store a lot earlier, and he would not have missed his bus.

Today I asked Monster why he wouldn't ask the sales person where to find the artichoke hearts. Monster said, "It's not my job." I replied that it is not MY job to cook supper for him, to make Koolaid for him (I don't drink Koolaid; I drink Coke Zero), or to record NUMB3RS for him every Friday during the TV season (I don't watch the show). But I still do it.

I keep asking him to explain this to me, why he wouldn't help me when I asked. He keeps saying, "I gave you an answer. You just don't like the answer."

ARGH.
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MP3 player weirdness [May. 11th, 2008|09:13 pm]
When I plug my MP3 player into the computer, it tells me that all these songs are on it, yet when I unplug it from the computer and look at the file listing, about half of those files don't show up. For example, I have something like three complete Josh Groban albums on there, but none of them show up in the album listing, and Josh Groban doesn't show up in the artist listing. None of his songs show up in the song listing. I don't get it.
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TV show meme [May. 5th, 2008|09:37 pm]
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Based on Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Shows You Are and copied from people on my LJ f-list, here is a list of some of the shows in my universe.
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[May. 5th, 2008|09:13 pm]
I think I got approximately an hour of sleep last night. Neighbour had his music on all night; it started around 11:00 p.m. and was still going on when I left to go get breakfast at around 7:30 a.m. I was able to doze on the couch for about an hour, but the music got louder after that and I wasn't able to go back to sleep. Also, I don't have an alarm clock to wake me up if I sleep on the couch.

I had to do some speed drills for typing class today, and while I typed fast, I made a lot of typos. Lack of sleep not good for doing typing tests.

I did, however, find an email contact for the building owners/property management company. I fired off an email to them in the wee, small hours of the morning telling them that (1) I had not had any sleep all night due to neighbour (2) that building manager wouldn't do anything and (3) the Residential Tenancy Act guarantees me the right to "peaceful enjoyment" of my living space.

They responded to my email a few hours later, telling me that they would contact the building manager to make sure that noise complaints are taken care of. Hopefully this means I will be able to sleep tonight. If he starts up his music at bedtime tonight, I'm going to phone the management company and hold the phone up to the bedroom wall so that (assuming someone is there to answer the phone) they can hear what I have to put up with.
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Sleep? What is that? [May. 5th, 2008|04:57 am]
It is a couple of minutes before five in the morning and I have not been to bed yet. This is because neighbour has had his stereo on since approximately 11 o'clock p.m. I can barely see straight. The sun is coming up. The birds are chirping. I want to lie down on the floor and try to sleep there (can't sleep on couch, music carries through the wall from the bedroom.)

I am not normally a coffee drinker, but I am thinking I might have a few cups this morning, because I have to be school at 8:30. Latest bus I can possibly take to get to school leaves at ten after eight.

I am seriously considering trying to get some sort of cot that I can fold out here by the computer, because it is the only place in the apartment that I can't hear the noise. I can even hear it in the bathroom. I'd have to turn off the computer, and move the computer chair to one side, but at least I would be able to get some sleep.
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I'm sick :-( [Apr. 28th, 2008|12:35 am]
I've been sick to my stomach on and off all evening, and now it has progressed to the puking stage. The sad thing is, puking temporarily makes me feel better. But I really hate the feeling of puking.

Wish I had some ginger ale. I ate some crystallized ginger for both the sugar (because I had hypoglycemia) and the ginger, but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.

Between this and not being able to go to sleep (due both to the vomiting and to the noisy neighbour) I probably won't be able to go to school tomorrow. I might be able to fax or email my homework in to my teacher, though. It is done; I just need to turn it in.
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[Apr. 21st, 2008|10:21 pm]
I am still not enjoying accounting, but at least I am doing well in my other class, which is an office procedures class. I got 48/50 on the test I wrote on Friday, and the teacher spent part of today's class telling everyone how lousy they did on the test -- that is, everyone but me, apparently! She said that everyone "except rainbow" would be disappointed in their marks. Part of me feels bad that my friends got lousy marks, while another part of me wants to gloat about receiving such a good grade.

The class is tedious, but not especially difficult.

I didn't have a great weekend, but at least I had Monster on Sunday. I was very upset about missing the cat show, but my cats tried to make me feel better. When I was practically crying to Monster about how upset I was about missing the cat show, both Calli and Chaya came running to me and mrrp'd at me and rubbed around me and purred at me, like they were trying to make me feel better.
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[Apr. 19th, 2008|01:05 pm]
I have nothing to do. I am bored. The weather is lousy. Monster is at work. I am depressed.

The only thing that would make me feel better would be to go to a cat show, but since that was last weekend and I missed it, there is no cat show to go to, and there will not be another cat show for at least another year.

There is no way to make myself feel better because there is no cat show to go to. I can't go back in time and change it so that I can go to the cat show. I can't make myself not forget that the cat show was last weekend. The best thing to do would be to get over it, but I can't do that, at least not yet.

This really sucks.
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[Apr. 19th, 2008|12:47 am]
I had plans for tomorrow. I was going to go to a cat show and spend the day there. I was going to get lots of free cat food samples. I was going to admire the beautiful cats. I was going to see if I could find either a groomer for Poupée or a grooming tool for her.

And the cat show was last weekend. I missed it. I had been looking forward to it for literally months, and I got the damn date wrong.

Monster has to work tomorrow. I have absolutely no plans. I am not going to do homework. I deserve one day per week with no school work.

I have nothing to do tomorrow. I can only sit home and feel sorry for myself. I do not want to do that, but what the fuck else is there to do?
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[Apr. 18th, 2008|10:44 pm]
This is a challenge-meme-thingy that was posted on my f-list, and to "qualify" I must re-post it, so here it is.


For the first three people that reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: you win!!!

For your prize, I will give you a gift.

I will try to write a fic for you, or I will make a CD for you, or I will burn a DVD for you, or I'll try to make icons for you, or I'll send you a postcard from my beautiful city.

The only thing you need to do to receive your gift is PARTICIPATE.

Be one of the first three journallers to reply to this, and post this very same thing in your journal, and YOU are the lucky giftee. (You know what? I don't really mind if you don't feel like reposting this. I'm feeling generous. I'll give you a present anyway.)
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