November 28, 2007

Anime Review... my little take.

First I'm going to start off with the one that is turning into a disappoint for me. I haven't even finished watching it due to the plot turn that is wrecking what I thought had a promising chance at making an interesting story. I wish that it wasn't such a disappointment to me. I was looking forward to watching this for ages. Maybe it will change back to something that I want to watch. Oh, the name of this show is "Ah! My Goddess" also known as "Ah! Megami Sama".

It occurred to me that I might be expecting too much since it seems that this might have been written for a the younger set.  Ofcourse the whole thing is thing isn't set in the "real" world, but to have some sense in a few things would be nice. The sisters are suppose to be helping to run "heaven" and the great computer which is currently crashing, but they bailed and didn't go back. And the last sister that showed up is the one that is making a mess of the story line as far as I am concerned. At least the first sister was trying to get the two main players of this thing story together. From the time the second sister showed up she said out loud that she was there to keep them apart. I still have like 13 or so left to watch and the movie. I started to watch the movie first thinking that it was like a few others I've seen where they just stitch the first 3 or 6 together depending on how slow the eps are. But it wasn't it. It was a movie truly made after the show was finished. So I stopped watching it and went to watch the eps.

The next runner up is "Hand Maid May". There is one person there that is the word annoying and irritating beyond belief at time. It's like some one was doing an experiment as to how bad can they could make someone in an anime and have people would still watch it. The only thing is people watched it anyway because of the other people in the anime. At the end of it, it reminded me of Chobits. It had a slightly interesting under laying story. Not as good as Chobits, but we are talking about Chobits here. It's from CAMP. Once you get past the king of annoying, it's an ok anime.

This one is the best I've seen since I started watching anime again this year. I'm trying to get three more right now because of how disappointed I was with Ah! My Goddess. So I went looking for a few more grown up Anime. I'm trying to get "Asatte no Houkou" and "Darker Than Black".

Ok, the best one so far, to get back on track, is "Fruits Basket". I'm very saddened that there was only one season and that there are no plans to ever finish it. It did end with a lot of stuff to be resolved if not explained. Viewers have been trying for years to get a next season made, but there are issues between the two forces who would be able to get this done. Her are two links for you to find out more about this anime. Official Site and Info Site.

I just remembered Mushi - shi. Did I tell you about that one? I watched that months ago. It's great. Two sites for you here as well. Info Site and Official Site. That is really the best of the year for me, but for this last batch that I've watched it's Fruits Basket.

Ok... see ya.

November 26, 2007

Catch Up Time.

Let's see. The day before thanksgiving, Jhodie went and got the turkey. That was put in tub of cold water to defrost for a like a day, than it sat in the same tub for like 6 or so hours I'm sure in green seasoning and such. Then they did a little bit more shopping for a few bits here and there for stuff. Then Jhodie and Phillys cooked for the next 6 or so hours on Thanksgiving Day.

Jhodie took time out to take Nika to the Macy's Parade. That might be one of the reasons why it took so long to cook everything. The cooking was just Phillys and Jhodie. I wasn't in any part of it other then when I was asked to help lift something, and taste something else.

We had, ofcourse, the turkey but no stuffing. *sniff, sniff (sad)*. As I think about it, it would have been one of the few things I could have eaten that wouldn't have hurt me. It's that whole can't drink or eat milk products thing. There were two small pumpkin pies. One with crust, one without. Then there was the mash potato. That was the last things to be made. It was suppose to be potato salad, but the potatoes boiled too soft. By the time the got around to making that dish, we were out of soy milk. Then there was the next biggest thing in the oven. Macaroni Pie. I have no clue how much boxes where used for that. I was told that the soy milk was used in that one, but for some reason I still thought that something was wrong with it. It wasn't until my mom asked me a question that I remembered that there was still the two sticks of cheese in there to hurt me. It didn't matter that they used soy milk. It barely made a difference to my insides. Which is way, most of it is still in the fridge. My mom won't let me eat any. There was also a store bought frozen green bean thing that was heated up in the oven. There were some mini apple pies and one bunt cake. Don't remember what kind that was. What else??...Oh, the token can of cranberry jelly. Jhodie tried her hand at gray gravy, I think it came out quite well the second time around. Did I miss anything? Oh, three bottles of sparkling cider. That wasn't made ofcourse, but it went with the meal all the same.

Then they went out shopping, mostly window shopping, for black Friday. They were gone for the whole day, starting somewhere around 7 or 8am. I know that's not as early as some people, but they went to bed late, and since they didn't have that much money, it wasn't like they were beating anyone to something they wanted to make sure that they got. In fact, there were only three things that they went out to buy. One was a 50 pack of DVD-R. Next was some CD-R, and some AAA batteries.  I got my DVD's. *ya*.. but they were out of the CD's. Jhodie and Phillys said that no one was buying the DVD's but the CD's were long gone. I don't know why, but Jhodie told me to think of the computers that I've been seeing that were tossed out. But doesn't that mean that they now have the DVD burners?????? Oh well. The batteries weren't found or weren't remembered to be looked for. While I was trying to sleep they called and woke me up to tell me about a mp3 player that they saw that was for $35. It was only a gig. She, Phillys, said that it looked like it was a bit better than the one she has, but it's too late. I didn't have that kind of money anymore. I just had limp along money until I get my next job, and I know it wont' last me that long. I gave them my second to last $20 to get the DVD's so I could make some space on my mom's computer. That was only $4. Then they spent another $5 on a gift for me. Ya, they spent my own money on a gift for me, but I do like the gift. Every since I got back, heck, every since I was home I've been wanting a normal pop up toaster and this one is wide enough for bagels. They even got two other things from the same maker that were also $5 each. One is for mom, and the other one is for Lynn.

While they were off shopping and having their own little adventures, I was home cleaning with mom. Nika slept, woke up, ate, then went back to sleep. I was told not to push her, so when she went back to sleep after I told her to get some home work, I didn't bother her, and saved myself a headache.

We did the kitchen. I was in the cupboard most of the time taking stuff down, cleaning them out and then packing them back in. Oh, that cupboard held the dishes and mugs. Mom wanted me to clean it since the second month I was here, so I didn't make fuss. We got most of the rest of the kitchen cleaned also. When they got back they were studded at all the white they walked into since the front door opens into the hall half a foot from the kitchen. The table was cleaned off and fixed up, and mom mopped the whole floor and moved a few things to other places.

Then before she went to bed, we moved the bed. Mom wanted to change up the room. So we moved the bed 90 degrees and pushed it up to the wall between the two windows. Most the mess was left for me to clean up. Then she reminded me about moving around a few other things in the room tomorrow. I had to move the bed by the way to do that.

I was so tired from cleaning up and watching some anime that I didn't even hear anyone get ready for church that morning. I woke up some time around 11amI think. I finished watching the anime I was watching the night before, and had something to eat. Then I told myself to get going with the rearranging and cleaning so she wouldn't come home and not find it finished. She showed up just as I was finishing up by sorting though some more of her piled up mail. I even found two more shop cards. One from PetCo and one for OfficeMax which I'm sure she has forgotten about. They are both in my wallet now.

AAAHHhhhhhhhhh......*yawn*... I'm so tired. I want to go to sleep, but I can't. I don't have anywhere to sleep. Ms. Brown is back tonight, and Nika is asleep on the couch, and the air bed Jhodie is sleeping on is a mess. So I have to stay up until I get my mom up for work at 3am. I have been up and at-um since what? 7am? 7:30am? We were going to a dentist convention with Phillys. Mom was up and out of here before all of us. She left at 8:10 I think. We didn't leave until maybe 9:30. Jhodie and Nika were slow in getting ready. Mostly Jhodie. She had maybe 4 hours of sleep. She was up way too late and she knew that we were going out. It's odd since she was reminding me about today and asking me if I was coming the night before.

Mom then reminded her that want to or not, Phillys was going to make me come. Then she goes and stays up late and was grouchy for most of the morning.

I took my pill on the train on the way to manhattan. Then about 30 mins before we left I took another one. I'm taking them every 5 hours now. Phillys said that I can take them 5 to 6 hours apart. We walked and walked and walked. I got to sit down twice while I was there. One was in the bathroom and the other time was when I took Nika to get some lunch down stairs. I hadn't eaten all day, and it was after 2pm by the time I sat down to eat anything. I got a small chicken rice noodle soup, and one egg roll. That came to $8. The roll was a dollar.

Nika was a pain. A pure pain up until we sat down to eat. She nagged and nagged me to find something to eat quickly, then when she said that she already had something to eat, and she was just waiting for me to get something I told her to quit her nagging. I was willing to sit her down and let her eat, but she wanted to eat with me. She is darn lucky that I'm not her mother. I wanted to find somewhere that had something I could easily pay for and find a seat. She was just telling me every other section. Walk faster, pick sometime, I want to eat, buy something. AAH! If I could have hit her I would have. Then I would be the lady that hit the cute girl who was now crying her eyes out at the Javits Center.

Ok.. the time is just about here for me to wake up mom. I'm going to use the last 10mins to proof read.

Oh, I crashed after I got home, but my mom got me up to help her move a few things before Ms. Brown got here. Then I fell asleep, then my alarm went off tell me to take my meds at 7:30, then I really crashed. Then Jhodie woke me up to come get her about 2 hours later. The card that I had gotten mostly for her last week was already up. So I was suppose to show up with Phillys' card and swipe her into the station. That is why I'm awake at all right now. Granted, if I was still asleep when Ms. Brown got here, mom would have woken me up so she could use the bed, so I would have been here anyway.

Ok.. off to proof read.

November 20, 2007

I Might Have A Tooth Infection.

Ya, nothing but good news from my end.

The one tooth that got me into seeing a dentist in the first place is the only tooth left that I can't touch on that side of my mouth. I told my sister, the dental assistant, and she said that I my have a tooth infection. She will get me some pills for that. I asked about the script I got from the dentist for the pain killers. She said that Jhodie got it. I have to get that filled soon, but most likely will have to wait until I get a job. I will need pain killers at one point, and I would like to get these while I can for when I do need them.

Other than that, a mostly quite day. Yesterday mom and I, more or less, baked some lamb. But by the time it was finished, it was too late to have dinner. So we packed it up for day. I baked a pumpkin with that and made some yellow rice to go with it and opened up a can of red peas in sauce. It all came out rather well. I once again under salted the rice, but with everything else you can't even tell.

My tooth is just ruining my day. At least I got up and cleaned today. The headache was gone. My cheek is fine, mostly, but that nagging tooth. It's like it wants to get pulled.

I half expected to see snow today. Not that I went out, but I should soon. The weather people said snow today and tomorrow. There was alot of it outside of the city, and I think that they saw a faint dusting of the stuff in Central Park. The snow for tomorrow has been canceled, and thanksgiving sounds like it's going to not be so cold. Somewhere around 50 degrees I think.

I've started job hunting again, but at moments I think I should wait until after I've finished fixing my teeth, then I think that I should go ahead anyway, and just let them know that I have a dental appointment. Ok, time for me to go pack up what is left of dinner.

If I don't go out tomorrow, which most of the odds are against, then I'll be washing my hair, and calling around to find out something about my three month shots.

See ya.

November 17, 2007

I Don't know if they just took the edge off, or if they mostly worked.

The dentist got through with me and the right side of my mouth around 2pm. I was in the chair for 2 hours my sister said. I just know that I will be sucking down pain meds alot tonight.

The day itself got off to a bad start. Last night Jhodie and Phillys went shopping at Pathmark and Tartget. They were gone for way too long. By the time they got back, Phillys had this really bad back pain and Jhodie went with her to the hospital. They were there until 2:30am. They gave her Ibuprofen, and not even a very high dose. She could have gotten stronger ones from work.

First Jhodie fell asleep, then Phillys, then I finally fell asleep after 4 I think. I was awoken at 6am. I didn't fight it.. I got up, took a bath, ate some cereal and got dressed. We left the house more or less on time, and my sister picked up breakfast at the corner store. I had already forgotten that I had eaten the cereal, but I drank the tea on the train.

My sister almost had a heart attack when we got the station.  The person who told her that the train was leaving at 7:50am was wrong. There was no 7:50am train on the weekends. We had to take another one at 8:10am. Which was fine by me. But before she got to that point, she almost attacked the person in the both because of the wrong information she was given and had passed on the dentist as to what time we would be showing up.

Either which way. Everyone ate on the train but me. I didn't feel like it. Then we stood out in the freezing, windy outsides while we waited for connecting trains. We had to change trains twice and there was nowhere warm to wait for the next train.

Then my sister who is trying to prepare me for the ordeal is giving me a number of good reasons to head back home.

It was worst then what she told me. The only thing that didn't try to kill me, an some of my brain cells due to pain was getting the shots. I have felt and heard cracking in my mouth as I was given shots in the past. I have felt needles like they were going into very far reaches of my jaw bone. These were nothing. Everything else was mostly new and very painful. I guess having the Anesthesia or whatever were in those needles wear off twice didn't help. And me, not wanting to seem like a bother for constantly telling them that it was pain full, I let one of tooth drills go by with out saying anything and was surprised that I didn't cry. But he had to put some more in before he did the root canal . Oh.. I had one root canal, and 6 fillings on the right side of my mouth alone. I don't eat much sweets, because they are too sweet for me. I say this because someone thought that I did when I told them how much fillings I had to get. Most of the cavities are were my teeth met other teeth. Where you would floss. But I couldn't because my gums always bled when I tried, or I couldn't get it in to begin with. I gave up trying to floss ages ago.

It has always been very painful for me to go to the dentist, and it will always be painful for me. I've come to accept this. I also know that it has to be done. I haven't done anything about for too long. The last time I tried to get a tooth looked at when I was St. Kitts, the guy wasn't actually asking me anything, but asked why did I even bother to come? I should just let it finish rot itself out in two years. Must I say I didn't go back? I Listerined my mouth for days and took the pills he gave me for the infection until I was feeling better.

When I was finally finished with the pain and had a look at the final x-ray to show the work he did on my root canal, I could not be impressed with anything at that time, I walked out to the bathroom. I heard Jhodie go in to have them look at her mouth. They weren't sure if she was going to have anything done. I was the one who needed to be looked after considering the pain I was in two days ago.

Back at the start, when I had sat down in the chair, I was asked what I wanted to do, before they even gave me options. They, he and my sister, were taking between themselves thinking I knew what on earth they were talking about. Then I was told. Since all pain was passing and I would live though it, and it had to be done, get as much done now is what I told myself. I didn't expect the stiffness on that side of my face from all the pulling and pushing and what not. I'm sure the 6 shots didn't help either. But it was over.

I kept my mouth covered all the way home. It looked like that part of my face was trying to slide off, and then there was the fact that I couldn't close my mouth on one side. I looked like I had a stoke and felt like I was in a boxing match and had tooth work done.

The train ride back was shorter then the ride there. We had less time to wait for a connecting train.

Philly said that this was my Christmas gift. I didn't know how much it was until we we on our way back and waiting for our first train. Today alone came up to to about $1700 if not more. The crown alone for the root canal is $500. The next time I show up, it's bound to be around $1000 again. It feels wrong that she is spending this much money on me. But there is no way she would let me go with a month this bad. She has to now tell mom when she gets home how much it cost. I wiped out her paycheck for 2 weeks. I'm the older one, but currently that doesn't seem to count for much.

I will owe her alot when this is all said and done.

I need more meds now. I ate sometime around 6:30am, but I don't think that I will be able to eat anything again until maybe after midnight if at all tonight.


November 15, 2007

No Blood Today

I was late, I was a little wet with rain, and not really looking forward to having that needle in my arm. It didn't help that it was colder out than I expected, and the shirt I wore didn't help me. At least I think I looked appealing when I opened my jacket on the train. :) Yes, everyone knew I had a chest.

Well like I said I got there late, then I couldn't find my SS card, and my donor card. I looked in every pocket I had, and I couldn't find them. I called up Jhodie to have her look for them hoping that they didn't drop out of my pocket on the way there. I had her check the kitchen and the bedroom, then outside in the lobby where I stopped to put on my gloves thinking that I might have left them there.

She didn't find them. Then just as I was zipping up to leave, I remembered where I had put them. I didn't trust my pockets to keep them, or at least my SS card from falling out, so I had put them in my bra. That is not a normal place for me to put anything besides my breasts. I was so happy I found them.

I still had to fill out that form again, and I ended up getting my fingers pricked twice. It turns out that my iron level wasn't high enough for them. It was fine, they just like it to be abit higher than normal for them to take your blood. Great.

The trip out was feeling like a bust, then my sister called me and asked me to pick up some food for Nika at the Fulton Grill. She said that she will pay me back the $5 later. She wanted me to get her some rice and some chicken. I got some fish for myself. I was going to go home and make some pasta with some eggplant to go with the fish.

So I got all that and then took the bus home. The subway was just there, but I rather take the bus home. I got home to my mom falling asleep on the computer and for some reason Nika didn't want her dinner. Fine, I wasn't going to fight with her over it. I made my pasta, found out I had no sauce and added some seasoning to the pasta instead and had it with the fish. It was good. I added some music to our little borrowed I-Pod. I had to fix the ID tags for most of the new songs I added to it.

I think that I have to go see a dentist soon. About an hour or so ago, my upper and lower back teeth, mostly my top one/s started to hurt. I used some mouth wash hoping it would help, but it still really hurts. The thing is I didn't eat anything hard today and I was felt fine earlier. Now I really need a job.

That's all for today. See ya

Just Found Out Who Won...

Then next iron chef is not John Besh. I was rutting for John, but he didn't win over the judges.

I know I'm a bit late in this, but I wasn't home to watch it, and I just downloaded the ep to see how things went. Infact, I found out who won before I saw the show. I was watching Food Network tonight and they were already talking about the upcoming battle for the new iron chef. I got the ep to see how it went down.

It seemed rather close to me. Not all dishes won over the judges, and Besh showed great form in coming up with a dessert in 5 mins out of sword fish, and I think not having it taste like sword fish would be a good thing. Go figure.

The other chef is good. I don't hate him for winning, I just had the other guy as my first pick.

Oh, I'm testing out this new WINDOWS LIVE WRITER on this blog. I was trying to see if I could install something so that I could see who was on line in messenger without running the app, but it just updated the program and installed two things. I picked this as one of the two things for it to install, just to see how it would work. So far not bad.


What else.

Well I'm off tomorrow to give blood, and it seems like it's going to rain when I do. I have a new mouse pad. This place I know is up and moving, and they have 20% off all their stuff so I got two pads. One is for us, and one for my Aunty Janice's house. The last time I was there, their mouse pad cut me. It looked like someone tried to feed it to a shredder. They both have little gel pads for your wrist. If you don't have one, get one. Your wrist will thank you. I just wish I had one for below the keyboard. I touch type so I can use one of those things. I'm sure my mom will think that it's just a bother.

I have maybe two blogs in drafts. I should get those/it out soon.

I have just finished the audio book "The Mummy" by Ann Rice. Not bad. I got it because I had read it years ago, and just remember liking it, but not much else. Sad to say, but when the book was all over, I only remembered the ended of the book when I was hearing it. It was a new story for me. When it was over, and it sounded like there should be more or a next book to come after it, I went to see if there was. But no. There is no other book after it. At least not yet. I read up some of the reviews, and I agree with one person who said that there was nothing really there for her to fall in love with him for other than the fact that he was beyond good looking. That might be one of, if not my only fault with this book.

I'm on to my next book. It's called "The Last Days Of Krypton". I really like it so far. It says the last days of Krypton, but has a time line feel of the last year or two of Krypton which is more or less just what they said. After all you really can't just have the last week of Krypton now can you? I think that the names are a bit funny, but you have to work with what you were given. It gives you alot of back history for a bunch of stuff. I would recommend that you pick it up some how. Book or audio form. 

Currently I'm trying out I-tunes. Ya, ya, I'm one the last people to do so. I know, I know. I didn't really care about it until that night I was at Hayden's birthday party and we were more or less allowed to pick the songs we wanted to hear, and it was on a mac with I-Tunes. I hadn't a clue how to make a play list. The only reason why I'm really touching it now, is because I've tracked down a show that I just about never catch called "Tech Now" that has pod cast. That reminds me. I wonder if "Click" once called "Click Online" has pod casts? That's another show I have a hard time tracking down to watch on tv.

I should go back to bed now. It's almost 5am, and I want to go out walking tomorrow. It sounds like it's going to be a good day.

Yesterday I took Nika to PTA and got her report card. She did over all good, but she sank in comprehension. Wow. I spelled that word right the first time. :)

Well it's true she blanks out when you ask her about most things, but she reads very well. She just doesn't listen to what she is saying past saying it, and she needs to write some more. Then she wanted me to buy her a book. We went to see, and I told her that there were two books that I wasn't going to buy for her. Hanna Montana, because she doesn't need to know any real life of behind what ever of kid stars, and no Sponge Bob Square Pants. That thing is a leak on bran cells. After she got that in her head, she didn't want any book even though we looked at a few nice ones. I almost walked out with my own copy of a collection of Calvin and Hobbs comics bound in book form. That is/was a great strip.

Other than that, nothing much on my end. Oh, yesterday I handed in my resume to the MTA. You can check back for that blog on the weekend. I was told that I could ask someone to hand it to the person it was suppose to go to, but I must have gotten someone who was in a bad mod. She was quite short with me. I just acted like I hadn't see the box that said drop resumes here when she pointed it out to me. I then called up the lady that I was suppose to stop by and see and say thank you in person too, but she went home early. She wasn't feeling well.

On my way home I tried to see if I could find some CAT5, 5e or 6 cable for the laptop. The wireless connection in the place sucks. But they were asking too much for 15Ft. I was looking for 25ft. I found it on line at for a good price, but the shipping is a rip off. I think that I found some over at, I just don't remember how much they were asking for theirs and the shipping cost.


Ok, that's it. It way past my up time. I'm only up now because my mother let me sleep in the bed when she got up to use the computer. Then I woke up at 1am because I was asleep from before 12. Heck, I think I was out before 10:30.


See ya.

November 11, 2007

100 here, 100 there

$100 that is.

I put $100 on my bank account to pay a few things. T-mobile because I couldn't pay it in person with out people asking for my brother's SS# which I do not know.

The other $100 went to my mom to help with paying on of the bills. The cable/phone/internet bill. It's the optimum thing.

I had already spent like $50 on little things for myself when I was running around trying to get my check cashed and such.

I thought that I talked about this already, but I just checked and I hadn't gotten that far yet.

Let's see.

That day I had to shred the stuff for my mom.. I think I did tell you about that. Well , when I was done, and changed and everything, it was late in the day. I first tried to find the Wacovia Bank that my mom said she saw at Bowling Green. Ha! The only thing I found there besides near frozen fingers and cheeks, were the gloves to protect my hands. I paid $5 for them. They are a little big, but I finger if I get tighter gloves, they can go under for the really cold days. I had asked for big gloves, because I didn't want to buy gloves and have them be too small.

Then I ran back the station to try and get to the branch I knew about on broadway. I got a bit turned around and lost. I have to practice getting around Manhattan more. Well I made it there with about 20 mins to spear. They closed at 6pm. After cashing my check, I had to work out how to get to my mom's bank that was over at the Washington bridge. I knew that I had to walk along Cannal Street, but which direction? I asked this lady that just gave direction to someone else before she moved off, and I got pointed in the right direction. It was already dark and I was thinking that I had like 30 mins to get there. After I deposited the amount on the bank, I looked at my phone and it was telling me that it wasn't 6pm yet, and I check the date:time stamp on the deposit slip and it was telling me the same thing. Gref!

I called my mom and told her that I was going to get something hot to warm me up. She told me not to fill up because she was making cookup for dinner. I said fine. I walked around abit, but I didn't get anything to eat, then I thought that I didn't really want to eat anything on the subway anyway. On my way to finding a subway that I believed was that-a-way, I saw a t-moblie place. I walked in and asked about paying my bill there. The told me that I had to buy this card and I could use it to pay my bill because they would attach my account information to the card, and I just have to say how much money I was paying on my bill and use it almost anywhere. I couldn't find what I needed for the account informaion to put on the card, so I didn't buy it. Ok.. back out into the cold, and off to find the subway. I was ready to just go home and pay my bill later.

On my way to the subway I came across the shop that sold the rice noodles that I liked, and I got some rice cake from them also. That was about $4 there. I then continued to walk in the direction that I thought the subway was in. When I hit this 4 lain road, I had a feeling that I had already passed it, but I continued to walk. Then I looked to my side like a block further, and I was a few blocks up from Broadway and Lafayette, on Houston Street. I was standing next to Whole Foods. The one that Tanzi took me took that day we went out int he rain. I went in just to get out of cold. I walked around for abit, and really thawed out when I stopped by the soup station trying to find one that I would like and could eat. I ended up not getting any after all, but I did get a goat cheese and some crackers to eat it one. That came up to like $8. Goat cheese isn't cheep.

I then went out an exit that I hadn't used before simply because this was the first time that I brought anything here. And as I stepped out I hit a subway. It was for the F line. Fine I'll take it. I didn't feel like walking anymore right now. I would just have to change at Jay Street.

So I rested my feet for like 3 stops then I got off at Ja
y Street and took my dear time walking up the steps. I wasn't looking forward to going back out into the cold. But out I went. Then on the corner was another t-mobile place. I tried my luck again, hoping that I could do it. But no, I was hit with "Do you know the account holder's SS#?" question again. Nope. Fine. I then remembered that I had the paper bill with me when I went to pay it last time at the T-mobile store. That is why I was never asked all this before.

Ok... mmmuumm. Do you have any covers/skins for a razr? She said yes and came back with a bunch on a string. I asked for one that most people didn't buy. I was tired of seeing people with my phone. Did I tell you that I don't share well? I'm not as bad as that sounds, but I always had this feeling that the phone they had was mine, because it looked like mine. I knew it w
asn't, and I was never like on the verge of taking theirs, but I always felt a bit odd when I saw one, and I thought that I would just get a skin for mine, and it wouldn't be like their's anymore. I got... a light brown allagater skin case. It reminds me of the boots from this movie "Romancing the Stone", or Corcadile DunDee comes to mind when I see it. So what was the price for this? Well it was $20. I said that I would have to come back for it after I paid my phone bill. She asked her manager if I could get a discount on it since I was already a t-moblie client. He dropped it to $15. I told the girl again, that I would have to wait until I paid my phone bill. She said Ohhh, like she didn't hear me the first time, then talked to him again. I was trying to pull the case off my phone when I heard him say that I can get it for $10 without extra for tax. Ok. This thing must be cheep if he can go that low, with out looking like he cared that much. Or maybe I was just lucky because it was at the end of the day, and they were closing up and he wanted to get rid of something that wasn't selling well.

I hunted and hunted for a pic on line to show you, but I ended up scanning my phone instead. since it doesn't fold flat, the tips are blurry.

I paid the $10 and I went to catch the bus down to where Jhodie worked. I was going to try once more to pay this bill before going home. I waited until she was free to ask her for the tito's SS# so I could try at the t-moblie place next door. She said that she didn't have it or knew it. She paid over the phone and wasn't asked that. Great. Now I'm thinking that I should have put the money on my mom's account so we could use her card to pay it, but then I said that I'll just put the money on my account and pay with my new card another day.

Did I tell you about my WaMu card? Ya I got one like the middle of last week. It comes with a MasterCard logo on it.

Jhodie asked what time it was when I came to see her. It was like mins to 8pm I think. She said that she didn't get off until 9pm. I told her that she didn't need to bring anything home for dinner because mom was cooking. She didn't look like I told her anything good.

Off I went. I don't remember how I got home. I might have taken the bus, or taken the train. I just don't remember.

Now I remember, I was walking past the Fulton Gill when I called mom to ask her what side dish she wanted to go with the cookup. I told her that I could bring some plantain. First she told me to get what I wanted. I told her that I called her to find out what she wanted. She asked where I was, I told her, she told me to get the plantain. There. Then I took the subway home.

The cook up was ok. The plantains could have used some more cooking I thought. Either which way I thought that it was a good dinner. Jhodie wasn't anywhere near impressed. No clove smell, where was the onion smell, and she didn't use the right part of the chicken. It wasn't the way she would have made it.

That was the end of that day. I think that was Monday, but don't hold me to it.

Ok... since I can't remember, another day that week, my mother made me go out into the cold. I first went down the pharmacy to buy a full box of that vitamin C thing. It cost me about $19. I also found out that I can't just buy Codeine up there like I do at home. I have to get a scrip from a doctor to get it. Then I went on to Western Beef to get some cassava and coconut milk and sweet potato for mom. I picked up one thing for me. I was going to get a ginger ale, but I couldn't carry all that.

Mom did her stuff early this week, but we lost one of the cakes. One of them went bad before we could bag it. They were left out to cool one night, then the next night my mom went cut them, and one wasn't any good. Mom said that she mustn't have baked it long enough.

The next day she did the patties, and I ran out of the sandwich bags, so I just put the rest in a big bag to buy some smaller bags later to put them in and label them.

Then it was Friday and Jhodie took me out with her to get her cashed checked, and I got to put $100 on my bank account. It was quick and easy. I went to ask T-mobile a question about paying the bill, but the line was taking too long and Jhodie called me just after I walked out to meet her at the corner. We tried to catch a bus to Pathmark to meet mom, but Jhodie got side tracked by a hat. So we waited really long for another bus to show up. Like 5 mins after we found mom in the store, Jhodie had to leave because she had to be home for Nika.

Mom and I did some shopping, got a few things, looked for a few things, and decided to try a few things. We had a coupon book from Jhodie, but barely used it. Like only one came out. I gave $30 to the shopping list, but after we left, I remembered that I was suppose to get some TP and Paper Towels. Later I said. We then went out side and got a taxi to get us home. He wanted $12, but he took $10.

We now had drinks, milk, a few cereals, and a few odd things here and there. We have now reached the 300 points for a free turkey. Phillys will be happy. I don't think that I've told her yet.

Ok, once again I'm up late, and I want to watch "Tech Now" On pod cast, so I'm off before this crashes one me and I loose all this.

Night/ morning, what ever. :)

November 07, 2007

Have I Told You about This Yet?

I found this like what? 3 years ago? Maybe 2 years back.

Either which way, I was digging up mangas to read, and I came across this program when I was looking for another chapter for a story. I just spent an hour or so hunting it down since I got some more mangas to read, and I didn't want to unzip them all to read them.

My memory has so much holes it's sad, but come on. I haven't had to use that piece of information in ages.

Here is the link if you have some pictures that you want to keep in a zip file but still view. You have to right click to use this program once you have it open. Other than that menu that pops up, you see nothing else. The pictures fill your screen and you just click your way to the next one

Link - CDisplay.

As for the rest of things,

I lost my week metro pass. I've spent most of two days looking for it and I haven't found it yet. Yesterday I got my last check from Linda's. It was enough to pay two or so bills and I might be able to pick up some new shoes for when I start the interview thing all back over again. I hate going on interviews. I also got a very nice letter of reference /recommendation. I thought that it was great how he wrote it, my sister and her outrageous standers didn't like, but I don't care.

Yesterday I went out an got my state ID. I had been meaning to get one for two weeks now, but I thought that I may not such a great a time as now again to do this. I got there around 3pm, so I was there for the lock down at 4pm. I don't know how this works in other places, but there is a line to get into the DMV, and when 4pm comes around everyone is told that if they leave for anything, they would not be let back in, and anyone outside in the line are shuffled inside, and watched as they are locked in. And it wasn't just a simple close one door with a little key and I guard stands there to let you out. Oh no. You saw two big steel doors close, then a roll down steel gate came down from the celling over the doors. I felt like I was in lock down. Then we just stood there and continued to wait for our turn to get whatever we came to get. Standing in line was the longest part. And ofcourse you don't want to use the bathroom until you are told you can't use it.

Once your turn comes up, you spend maybe 15 mins moving between two booths and waiting for your number to be called. At least you were now able to sit down while you waited between booths. Yesterday while I was there, they seemed to be closing down that part, and had like the last 15 or so people move to another part of the building so they could get processed. I felt lucky that I didn't have to move for some reason. I signed that donor part of the application, and paid an extra dollar on top of what I had to pay to get my ID that would be good for 4 years. If I had already gotten my check I would have gone for the 8 year one. Oh well, in 4 years times I will deal with that one.

I was suppose to call my mom so that she could meet me over at OfficeMax, but I got no signal in that place. So as soon as I got out, I called my mom to let her know that I was finished. She thought that she couldn't come at first, then I reminded her that Jhodie had  keys and she didn't have to wait for them. Monday Nika was sick and didn't go to school, and mom told Jhodie to take her to the doctor. Later I found out that Nika had started to throw up, and that helped in getting her to the doctor a bit sooner.

But before mom could meet me at OfficeMax, she had to go to the bank to get some money and something else. We were getting a new shredder. My mom stock piles mail just because she doesn't want to read it, so I'm left to sort thought it, but she won't let me throw away anything that hasn't been torn up or shredded. So today before I made myself  leave to cash my check, put money on my mom's account so she could pay a bill and try to pay on my own cell bill, I shredded three bags of letters. Not big bags, it's a small personal shredder. Around a foot tall or so.

Either which way. At first I sat in the center outside of pathmark, but inside the building for a while. I actually fell asleep. I was there for like 20 mins at least I'm sure. I didn't check my watch. I was suppose to go inside pathmark, but I didn't feel like spending anymore of the little money I had left. Besides we were just there a few days go, I didn't think  that we needed anything.

After a while, I thought that, that was enough of sitting there after I had woken myself up and stayed awake for about 5 mins. Next to me two ladies were talking. Their stories I think is what kept me awake. Well I got up, braced myself for the outdoors, and walked down to OfficeMax. I thought that I might as well have a really good walk around the store until my mom called to find me. I found a few things, and just as I reached the end of the normal set of shelfs, she showed up.

We picked the shredder that wanted, but we asked around for a few things, and even ended up upstairs at
CircuitCity to see if they had something that we couldn't find down there. We then went back down to get the shredder. We also got some paper for the printer, and we were talked into getting some kind of warranty for the shredder. I so far haven't been able to get into that part of their website to register it, so I might be calling this one in sometime this week since I don't really think that the site will be fixed before then.

Then wouldn't you know it. As I was here shredding away to my mom's delight, I came across a $10 off coupon for OfficeMax. We could have used this yesterday when she was digging the last bits of money to pay for the warranty. Now she says that they send them all the time, and I could use it and go get the new speakers for the computer. The speakers for this computer doesn't have a jack in for the head set, so my bother somehow got this go between that plugs into the sound card, and on the other end you can plug in your speakers, headset, mic, and it had it's own volume control. The problem is, both
CircuitCity and OfficeMax don't sell that go between, but OfficeMax has the cheapest set of speakers at $27 or so with a subwoofer. I may just do that tomorrow on my way back from paying the cell phone bill. The reason why we were looking for that go between is because ours has a short or something in it and it needs to be replaced. Since we couldn't find that, next would be to get a new set of speakers with a jackin somewhere on it.

I have more to write, but it's almost 5am and I want to go to bed.

I'll try and write some more tomorrow.


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November 05, 2007

Once I was questioned, I saw it coming...

Just not this soon.

I was let go on Friday. The day before I told not to come in on Friday because there was going to be too many people in the office, and the day before that I was told about some 'concerns' that he had with my progress and some stuff he saw.

I defended myself, but it's no good trying to tell someone something, on something they had their mind made up on. It didn't matter that I believed that I turned back his concerns, since I was able to address what he thought was going on with me. But once I got the phone call the next day, I knew I was being let go.

I wasn't all that surprised when he called, but I was disappointed that I wasn't given enough time to see if I really could or couldn't do it on my own, when being compared to someone who has being doing it for over 2 years.

When I brought this up, I did call him on that, he said that he believed me to be an intelligent person who was great with computers, but he didn't believe that I was suited for this job, and that on some level did believed that the job was below me.

Needless to say that put a damper on my day, considering I was happy the last time I was at work. I liked everyone and the place. I had an interesting commute to work, and I was having fun most of the time when I didn't get anything wrong. Which wasn't that often I believed.

Could anything nice have happened to me between that phone call and now? Two I think. Ok, make that three.

One, my friend AM is off to finish up her studies to be a Vet in Costa Rica ... today? Or tomorrow. Good Luck Girl!
Two, I found a few parts off some computers that people had tossed out a few days ago, built a computer, knew that most of the parts worked, but the mother board may have issues, since it wouldn't boot after a mass update in security updates. But there was a nice 256mb of RAM that was the kind Dashawn/Aunty Janice's computer used. There, I saved them $30 or so.

Three, because I had the day off to go and add the memory to computer that lived in Harlem, I came across an add for Fit University. I think I found a college to go to, and I've chosen to do Graph Design first, but to get the BA, I have to do undergrad stuff first. That puts me into 6 years of college.

You can call that last one a good thing right??

Well my mom is off work for two days, the election thing I think. She has already made plans on what we can do along with starting some of her baking.

Speaking of baking, two things. One, she sent me all the way to New Lots to get some veggie meat (soy chunks - ground) and I took Nika with me, but they were out, and couldn't care less that they were out, or when they were going to get more.

Two, Wednesday I took some for Smi, and never expected her to pay for them, but she wanted too. I told her that I didn't really remember how much my mom asks for them, so she told me to talk to my mom and then get back to her on how much they cost. Guess she won't have a chance to pay for them now. :) I win.

Moving on.

I got my wallpapers up to the club on time, if not early for the first time in months. I was very pleased with myself.

Wallpaper related - I had to decided to change my wallpaper the second time the computer all out crashed/blue screened on me. All because I wanted to try out the new game Luxor 3. After the last crash the computer told me that it was due to my video card drivers, and that it was fixable. And pointed me towards the maker. Which didn't help me. I first went to Microsoft see the updates they had for me. They had one for my sound card, and my nic card. I installed them, then went to HP to have them tell me what was needed for this computer for it's video. I got the "update" then tried the game again. I didn't freeze or crash on me this time, but it taxed my system too much for me to keep it. At least I'm up todate now.

Then tonight when I got home with Nika from Harlem, I wondered what was going on. Phillys was wearing her latex gloves like she was in the office while starting to wash dishes. I hate having this girl clean. She just about never cleans. She screams at everyone for the mess even if she help to make it, then goes on rants and what not's until she's finished. Then she had the nerve to say that it hasn't been cleaned for over a week.

The Witch. I've cleaned that kitchen about every other day this week. Before I had work I would try and have it cleaned every night, but when I started to work it would be every other day, and then this weekend I wasn't feeling well at all. I think I am/was/am coming down with something.

Phillys had her drama, Nika actually went to sleep, and Jhodie cleaned other rooms while Phillys haunted the kitchen. Mom watched some things on the computer until she fell asleep.

It's about 2:30am now and like I said, my mom has plans with me in them, so I should be getting to bed. So I'll back read and get this thing posted.

See ya.


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November 03, 2007


I have to go back to Saturday.

Mother went off to church at a different place, so Nika stayed home. Jhodie already knew this and said that she was going to go to church with Nika just for sabbath school then come home. Then I was going to take her to Staten Island.

I knew from the night before that, that wasn't going to happen. The part where she takes her to Church. It was 3 in the morning and Jhodie was turning on the computer instead of going sleep.

Either which way, when mom saw that Jhodie wasn't making any real move to get up and get Nika ready for church, she said that she should have woken Nika up early so that she could have taken her with her. But It was too late by that time.

So the plan changed. We all sleep, then when ready we got up, have something to eat, then see what we want to to do. After the above said things, we cruised around Craigslist for abit looking at the free stuff that was more or less being tossed away that we couldn't get. But this time I found out that Jhodie and Phillys wanted a dresser to replace the one that Phillys currently has because it's starting to  fall apart. The front part to one of her draws fell off a few days ago. The child actually tried to blame us for it falling off. I told her that we didn't touch her stuff.

So now, they were calling up people to find out who know how to drive, so that they could rent a U-Hal to go and pick up few things. They even got me to call the one person I knew to see if he knew how to drive and was up for it. He didn't even get back to me until much later that day when I was already in Staten Island.

Speaking of which. Nika and I went there around 5 or so.We got the train and went to Bowling Green, then we walked around Battery Park for a bit before we went and got the boat over. Do you about these squares? Nika found them and every time we go past there she has to jump on them. They have bells under them, and you can hear them by jumping on them, if you are a little kid or a very light human. *grin* While we were there, other people came by and they tried them out too. Some didn't have much weight on them and had to jump to make the bells ring.

This time on the way over to the island, we were on the side that had the statue of liberty in full view. Nika tried to take a pic of it, but the cam on the phone just made it look very far away. That pic isn't even worth posting.

When we got off the boat this time we found the exit that would link up with the S44 this time so we would be there when it came. We didn't have to wait that long. We went past the mall that we got off at, and we pasted another one, and I asked the driver if that one was the Staten Island Mall. He said no and we sat down up front and waited. We went past some kind of Fair, and if we were set on getting to the Mall, we might have gotten off there. After a bit we started to see really big chain buildings. A really big PC Richards, A really big Sears, and so on. Then he pulled in and went through a very large parking lot and went past one Macy's and stopped infront of another Macy's and the driver said that this was the mall. Ok. We said thanks and got out.

Well this was a bust we are thinking. We were picking between Macy's that was right infront of us, and the Macy's Furniture Store that was just to the left. We went to the normal one. First we just had to make our way across the street that went though the parking lot, then across the parking lot infront of the building. This was the kind of parking lot that help you forget where you parked your car.

Well we got in and read the time on the door, they weren't going to be closed until 10pm. We got off the boat at 6:30pm I don't think we checked the time when we got off the bus or walked into the building. Nika picked Macy's because of the escalators. She likes riding the escalators. It didn't look like it, but there were three floors to the place. On the second floor, I stopped to use the bathroom, and Nika sent pics to Jhodie of the clothes that she liked and took pics of earlier.

When we ready to leave, we saw that they had a lower level. Might at well see was was down there.


It think that this is when I made it to the Staten Island Mall. I found this hanging out in my Drafts folder, so I'm posting it to get rid of it really, and to document the fact that we made it!

A little late to celebrate, but hey, better late then never. For somethings anyway.

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