Friday, December 31, 2010

For me, 2010 was far and away better than 2009 but I'm still glad it's over. Here's to 2011 being better still, for all of us.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Q: How is WVU like marijuana? A: They both get smoked in bowls!!!
there's an alarmingly awesome number of crows/ravens in the sky right now

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

just woke up from a long winter's nap. Happy Solstwanzkamas errbody :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, wrapping, delivering: this past week I've been a holly jolly machine!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

now: groceries. later: baking goodies. also later: wrapping said goodies and other presents!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My mom keeps making decaf coffee. I think she's trying to kill me.

Friday, December 17, 2010

As much crap as my car puts me through it's been doing really well in this weather. Now I bet the electrical will all short out tomorrow.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Closed up early tonight. The roads aren't good but they aren't undrivable if you're careful. In Xmas news my shopping is DONE!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

After that last post a bunch of people came in the store so let's see if it works again. GAH! I'm so freakin' bored.
Aw man, not even 5:30 and I've had to resort to solitaire already.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
— Aristotle
tummy feels gross today, glad I'm not working. which flannel sleepy pants will make me feel better: star wars, JLA, or retro robots? putting interent radio on xmas music and going back to bed for a bit.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Huh, I can't very well decorate the tree without damn ornament hangers.
2nd batch of nuts & bolts is done, tree is up and lit, deck is maybe halfway together

Busy busy lazy

So much to do today - make more holiday treats, do the decorating I keep putting off, build an indestructible artifact deck for M:TG. I have two of those underway, but I won't say which two. I guess at this point it goes without saying :P

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I can't even think of a snarky title for this latest bullshit

I sent a few local friends this, pretty much verbatim, on FB so if you're one of those you can skip this 'cause there's no new info. This is just a re-hashing for the few far-away pals who bother to pay attention to my rantings and dramas.

Here's a quick run down of the sitch:
My sister Lisa, and nieces, moved out to Pine Knoll Apartments there in Loch Gelly (or however it's spelled now) a few months ago. (For non-locals that's one of the HUD apartment complexes right outside of town) The nieces' boyfriends moved in with them. My oldest niece, Laci Jo, just turned 18 in October. Her boyfriend is 25. He's got serious anger issues, spent 2 years in prison for beating his ex-wife. Oh, and he's a black belt in something. He's already been psychologically abusing Laci. Yesterday he made her kiss his feet and call him her king. Consenting adults is one thing but this definitely wasn't some sort of weird foot fetish thing. Couple days ago he also tried to get my youngest niece, Julia, to go next door and score some pills for him 'cause he's broke and out of drugs.

Last night (Tuesday) he came out of Laci's ("his") bedroom and saw Lisa standing there in the hallway. He accused her of eaves dropping and cussed her up and down, she cussed back etc. Knowing my sister she very well could have been eaves dropping but she could just as likely been standing there staring off into space 'cause she was stoned. Anyways, first thing this morning they got into it again. He threatened to have his mom or his sister beat up Lisa, he was gonna get her fired, get her kicked out of Pine Knoll, and have somebody waiting to jump her one night when she's walking home from work. Somehow I managed to get threatened in all that too.

She told him to get his ass gone and Laci went with him, because, of course, nobody understands him, he's not like that when they're alone together. The usual. Before all that went down Laci and Ashten (even his name is douchey) were supposed to come down to mom & dad's yesterday and dad was gonna loan them some money to get insurance for the car Ashten's grandpa just gave him. Once dad got wind of this the deal was naturally off so now he's pissed at mom & dad.

We had a brief window of being able to get Laci away from him. She finally called mom and wanted to come and spend the night here for a few days. Of her own choice. But mom... her heart is always in the right place but she totally botched it. She kept trying to reason with Laci over the phone instead of getting her here and then talking to her. Laci finally got pissed, over the money thing, and said she'd just have to choose him over family and hung up.

**This next stuff is where I ask my local galpals for advice, but anybody is welcome to chime in.**
Sorry, that was longer than I expected. Anyways, I'm asking you ladies for help on a couple of things - primarily information.

Does anybody know anywhere around here to buy some mace or pepper spray? Is mace or whatever even legal in WV? The threats are probably just so much bluster but this one actually has a history of violence so better safe than sorry. If nothing else it will make my mom worry less knowing Lisa has some way to protect herself when she walks to work, or Julia, when she's home alone.

Is anybody good friends with cops or prosecuting attorneys? Since Laci is 18 there's no way we can force her to get away from him - not that that ever works - but there has to be some angle that we can use o get that ass out of the picture. My sister said she called and talked to somebody but since Laci is 18 there wasn't anything to be done. Lisa has some legal problems so she probably didn't want anybody officially looking at her situation but there's not gonna be a way around it. And Ashten really could get her evicted if he went and blabbed to her landlord about the partying that goes on with them. I'm constantly surprised that Lisa keeps finding corners to paint herself into. This whole situation is squarely her fault.

I'm really super sorry to drop this flaming bagful of drama on your doorstep, especially during the holidays, but I thought you all might be my best option for helpful advice. After all, you were teenage girls not too long ago yourselves. What like five years or so, if that? Any ideas at all will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

If all I manage to get through this month with is a bleeding ulcer it'll be an Xmas miracle.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Xmas shopping is 85% achieved. Thankfully I still have one more payday coming before the big day. Now I just gotta decorate the tree.
xmas shopping at target. ain't been this excited in ages!
Hello payday, let's go Xmas shopping.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Closed the store early and made it home safely. The roads are really bad so if you have to be out tonight be extra careful.
The roads are starting to get slick and nasty around here so e'rybody be careful.

Friday, December 3, 2010

No, I DON'T know that one song that goes like dum dum duduh that's on the radio that the guy sings.
I feel gross. Nobody give me any more cigarettes. If you see me with one smack it out of my mouth. I'm for serious.
I should get drunk more often. My hair looks amazing today!
Oh shite. Who's not sober raise your hand. i can't even do that. Fuck you.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

h'oh dang, it's been a looong time since i've been this loaded before midnight
don't wanna be awake right now, definitely don't wanna be outside right now