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moneh moneh moneh / aubrey! / Tanith Lee books

Ben and I got paid today and he got his bonus, so we actually have more money than we need! What a wonderful feeling. We'll even have a nice sum after putting a large chunk in savings.

hey aubkabob, I ordered the Niobium findings (which apparently even people who can't wear gold can wear) and they should be here by Tues or Wed at the latest, then I'll make the earrings and send 'em to you... so your b-day present may be a bit late, sorry. :-( And I can't remember what style/color/length you wanted, so please let me know. (go to my earrings page if you want to look over them again)

I also bought an armful of books from the used book store today, including three Tanith Lee novels that the owner had just put on the shelf today (thank you God!), and used up the rest of my Borders gift card on "Metallic Love," the latest Tanith Lee novel. She's such an incredible writer sometimes, though some of her books are just shitty... I've literally ripped one to shreds before because it made me so furious and disgusted, yet she also wrote my favorite fantasy novel, "Biting The Sun."


You can only move as fast as those in front of you
And if you assume just like them, what good will it do?
So find out for yourself, so your ignorance will stop bleeding through.

feelings: accomplished
sounds: Flyleaf: "Breathe Today"

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scourge ══╣stiletto╠══
That's great news , about the money. Eve and I are on the way to pick up my settlement check this morning. So, as of 10:30am, we'll be able to find a house in Doraville and actually eat out w/o having to worry. I'm SO relieved.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
I'm happy for you guys about that!
inode_finder ══╣╠══
cool icon
an arm full of
cool icon.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Re: cool icon
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
I do love your new icon!
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
heh heh, it's not new, I just haven't used it in a while.
aubkabob ══╣SIR╠══
i'm SO freaking excited! squeeee! i had said something that you think would look good with my hairstyle/length... i've never worn anything but studs before! i was hoping i'd *cough* inspire you somehow *giggle*

and don't worry bout the lateness, i'm just even beyond honored you want to make me something! *gigantos hugs*
belenen ══╣curious╠══
so how long is your hair? and what color?
aubkabob ══╣╠══
well, I guess that you know by now it's chin length and red :)

though it's much darker now that i dyed it burgundy...
aubkabob ══╣╠══
also, i desperately need to go to my favoritest used book store and pick up a gift card for someone (good coworker with the same bday as me, and fantabulous taste in books... but i may be biased *giggle*), any suggestions on something for meself?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Yes, "Biting the Sun" by Tanith Lee (also sold as two books, "Don't Bite the Sun" and "Drinking Sapphire Wine") or "Dark Castle, White Horse" by Tanith; or "Rider at the Gate" and "Cloud's Rider" by C.J. Cherryh; or "War of the Flowers" by Tad Williams.

heh heh -- you could also check my userinfo for other favorites of mine. ;-)
aubkabob ══╣╠══
Oooh wonderful, thank you!

I ended up not getting anything for me, the same coworker loaned me a trilogy by R.A. Salvatore to read right around the same time, and between that and Hitchikers and Chronicles of Narnia, I'm booked for a couple of months at least :) [pun sort of.. intended... *cough*]

I really need to start working reading into everyday life again... when I worked at both michaels and officemax and had a couple of hours to kill between shifts, i would go to barnes and noble and read for those two hours while sipping coffay. that's one of the few things i miss about working both jobs!

well, that and the employee discount at michaels ;)
belenen ══╣curious╠══
cute pun. *raises eyebrow at you*

So why did you quit Michaels? Too much time being stolen?
aubkabob ══╣HUH?!?╠══
Several reasons, actually. I was spending most of whatever extra I made at the cafe in Barnes and Noble (Starbucks coffay!) and at Jack in the Box, which were the only two places I could go eat between shifts or during lunches. Because I would be gone from 7 am to 1030 pm or later (depending upon how busy the season was), and was on foot, I wouldn't want to bring 3 meals with me. I was constantly living on about 4 hours sleep. I could never do anything with my friends because I was always working. Because of overexerting my body so much (Michael's, I did freight and downstocking, so tons of exercise, sure, but when you're not getting sleep and nutrients...) and never having time off to really rest, I was CONSTANTLY sick.

I started thinking about quitting one, but didnt want to sacrifice having a payday every single Friday. I realized that I paid $300 in rent, and $165 in bills every month and food, and that was it. Heck, I could make that in one job easy! As I was pondering about whether or not I really wanted to lose one job, because I liked my coworkers at Michael's, too, I, being ME, cracked a joke in the morning meeting (they write the day's schedule at the front so that cashiers know who to call for things, I wasn't on it, so I joked about "heh heh, since I'm not on this schedule, I guess I get to go home!"... the manager, Denise, gave me a FIVE MINUTE LECTURE about how it's not always accurate, how the cashiers get busy, how they can't spare me, blah blah blah, not even realizing it was a joke. I went right back after the meeting and wrote my 2 week notice. I'm sorry. I cannot work for someone that does NOT have a sense of humor, unless I HAVE to. and i didn't have to....)

after quitting, andrea's fiancee moved in, so my expenses dropped down even more (which is good, because I went from 38 hours a week at omx to 23 a week, due to slow season.), so I can help out my family as needed and get rest.

and i'll tell you. After being sick approx. once every two weeks to a month for nine months, now that I've been gone from mike's for another 9 months and being sick only 2ce... yeah. I'm much happier.

Thanks, I needed to recount this, because I had actually been considering going back for a couple of days a week! What was I THINKING?!?
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