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(pas de sujets) [mar. 7e, 2008|05:11 pm]
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[Humeur actuelle |boredunmotivated]

so, i need some advice. have any of you ever been in a fender-bender and needed to call the other party's insurance company, in order to try to get them to pay for your repairs? how should i approach the lovely people on the other end of the line? this is such a yucky situation. i hate calling people.
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(pas de sujets) [mar. 6e, 2008|09:00 pm]
[Musique actuelle |noir's playlist]

i came across this article while reading the free times and thought some of the girls on my f-list might appreciate it. enjoy!

fangirl power!
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men vs. women [mar. 6e, 2008|10:13 am]
[Humeur actuelle |curiouscurious]
[Musique actuelle |none]

it seems like men are the only people who treat me like a normal human being anymore. they'll look past my expanding waistline and joke with me and talk to me about the stupid, geeky things i love. i'm still the same person i was before i got pregnant after all! but women, all they want to talk about is the baby. not to say that i don't love this little parasite growing inside me, or that i don't ever want to to talk about it. it's just that i'm not myself to them any more. i'm like, the PREGNANT MONSTRRR! rawr.
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Comic! [aoû. 9e, 2007|03:07 am]
[Humeur actuelle |accomplishedaccomplished]
[Musique actuelle |"that's all" by the vanity project]

the first pages of the comic are now up over at our community! if you like it please friend us/join, as we're gonna [attempt] to update weekly!
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Noir got hit by a car... [aoû. 8e, 2007|03:24 pm]
[Humeur actuelle |relievedrelieved]

...And we spent our entire evening last night in the emergency room.

It went like this. Yesterday was really, really shitty out, and there were flood and thunderstorm warnings throughout the day. At one point in the morning where it was more or less black outside, lighted only by a really eerie green. This was about the time that Noir was on his way to work. As he was crossing the road near the highway, a car sped up to get to the on ramp and clipped him on his left side, sending him flying into the berm. The driver didn't stop or even slow down. Noir, being the kind of man he is, got up and hobbled the rest of the way to work, to finish out his work day. I got off at four and found a voice mail on my phone from a very pained sounding Noir. Worried I rushed over to his work and after hearing the story, dragged him off to the E.R.

Luckily the injuries he sustained weren't too bad; he sprained his ankle pretty badly when he fell. Unfortunately the doctor said that a sprain is worse than a break. And he's lucky we went to the hospital because they said had he kept walking on it, he would have torn the ligaments in his foot.

I'm just really grateful he's ALIVE.
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my car has been deemed an "unsafe motor vehicle" [juil. 21e, 2007|12:43 pm]
[Humeur actuelle |frustratedfrustrated]

so, i was able to make it to hp last night, and i didn't have to claw anyone's eyes out to get there (though i almost did).

i got a call around 4 o'clock from the dealership saying my car is ready. yay! great! fantastique!  i proceed to walk up to the dealership, stopping by gamestop to pick up noir on my way, and we get there at about 5 o'clock, an hour before the dearlership closes. i pay my $288, get my keys, and walk out to my car. (here's where the fun part comes in!) well, everything looks like it's in order... let's test the hood to make sure it opens. it does! ok, so let's close it... wait, wait, what? now it won't CLOSE? so we marched back inside and made them take another look at it. "well, you're right. it doesn't close!" gee, thanks. so they fiddle with it for about another half an hour, and decide that--out of the kindness of their hearts, bless their souls--they'll try to fix it correctly by the time they close. it seems that the hook that the latch is supposed to grab onto to hold the hood into place isn't long enough, so they have to lengthen it. OK! that's done, great, let's go! well, not exactly. while that was part of the problem, there's also an issue with the cable. what? you told me earlier that there was no problem with the cable, only the latch! well, see, it's like this. the problem isn't that the cable is too loose, but that it's too tight. which means you need a whole new cable and your hood won't close until you get one. which means we're not letting you drive your car home. um, excuse me? i have work in an hour! we can put you in a rental car for the weekend for free... great! let's do it! but you only have liability insurance, and since we don't insure our OWN DAMN RENTAL CARS! we can't let you have one. well, fuck. can't you just bungee it shut or something? er, we'll see what we can do. by now it's 6 o'clock and i'm more than readyto claw someone's eyes out, or tear out their heart, or something. so they go back fiddle with it a little more and "hey! we got it shut!" so how'd they do it? they cut my cable (since, as we've established, i need a new one anyway) and strung it through to the outside of my car, essentially wiring it shut. "if you need to open it", they say, "you just need pull really hard on the cable with a pair of pliers". TRUST me. i WON'T need to open it.

i also had them give me a copy of the estimate which is more like a laundry list of all the horrible things that are wrong with my poor car:

passenger front outer tie rod needs replaced
front rotors and pads need replaced
two front tires need replaced (mind you, i just got new tires in september; all these other issues just seem to create more problems)
transmission service
(can't read the guy's writing, but something about the t-body)
pollen filter needs replaced
air filter needs replaced
tune up/ spark plugs
fuel filter needs replaced

other things they missed include:

fixing whatever is wrong with my blinkers
figuring out and fixing the reason why my check engine light is on
fixing my airbags
a tire rotation
and possibly an alignment
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(pas de sujets) [juil. 20e, 2007|10:48 am]
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[Humeur actuelle |anxiousanxious]

oh, the ridiculousness of situations i somehow seem to get myself into! currently my car is in the shop, due to the fact that it's a broke-down piece of junk. which, yanno, wouldn't be so bad if i didn't have work tonight. but that's not all! my problems are compounded by the fact that tonight is harry-fucking-potter night! well, they got my hood open, so at least that's a start. of course, now it won't close... apparently the latch was stuck. unfortunately (wouldn't ya know it!) they don't have the latch for my car in stock, BUT, they say they should be able to get it in and on my car today. barring any unforeseen circumstances. rawr!

fuck harry potter. if this was any other friday i'd have the day off.

on a happier note, here are some pics from the balcony of shinynew!apt! none of the inside though, cuz it's just a bunch of boxes still

From View from the New Apartment
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hey! we moved! [juil. 19e, 2007|07:29 pm]
[Humeur actuelle |bouncybouncy]
[Musique actuelle |"down to earth" by the barenaked ladies]

if anybody feels the need/ desire to know our new address leave a comment or something! i'll mass email it to all i deem worthy in a day or two.
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(pas de sujets) [juin. 21e, 2007|02:15 pm]
[Humeur actuelle |amusedcomicky]
[Musique actuelle |"eat my brain" by odds]

so, as you may or may not know, noir and i are working on a (web)comic. he's writing and i'm drawing. since neither of us are really technologically saavy when it comes to webpages, we're going to start off by posting updates to a soon-to-come lj community. the first strip is (more or less) done, and we're going to go out and buy a scanner, so the only real setback at this point in time is naming the comic. this is where we've decided to turn to all of you! the comic is about a sentient robot cat named alpha, who's convinced he's human, and his interactions with a world that's pretty sure he's not.

here's a quickie sketch of alpha:

We've thrown around names like "robo-kitty", and "just like the real thing", "now with lights and sounds!", and "it thinks it's human", but nothing's really stuck. any suggestions?

an actual update (!) may possibly come later, depending on whether or not people really care to hear about my boring life. otherwise i'll just keep it to my written journal.
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and so it goes... [avr. 12e, 2007|11:38 pm]
[Humeur actuelle |crushedcrushed]

it's funny because i'm finding it so hard to cope with the death of someone i could have never even know. i've been crying about it all day. i wonder why that is?
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