February 29, 2008

My Day's Outing.

I'm not happy with the way the "interview" went. :(

Once again I had math problems. 52689x9658 . I had 5 of them and I got all five of them wrong. Why you may wonder? I had to do them out of my hand on hand. When was the last time you did that?? Not to mention right after you woke up and hurried out the door. Forget the wake up part all together. Just when was the last time you did that? He then asked me if I could say my 12x's tables. Ha! I don't think that I could have done that when I was in school and how long ago was that?? 12 - 14?? But I so was so much faster with numbers back then that I got by and did what I had to and even relearned parts of my time tables as the need came up.

That thing... took over 2 hours. One, I had to wait for him to show up even though I got there a little late, then I had to wait for him to call me into the office. Then we had a sit down talk. Then there was a typing test, which he had no complaints about. Then there was the math part. Which he kindly let me do twice, and I almost got them right that time too, but I messed up when I wrote up the last three of the 9x's table so when I had to do that part and checked my chart I got them wrong. I realized this when I was breathing and doing the last one, and corrected it and got that last one right.

But when I realized what time it was I told him that had to be leaving soon before he come up with something else for me to do when I really wanted to see Manhattan today.

It felt like we left on good terms, and I may be given a temp job again. This time, once I don't mess up, I'll have it until September. I explained that I will be going to college come September and that I will need study time. He said that it would be a problem, but he also said that he needed help. So maybe need will win out and I get some money in my pocket for a while.

Well, as soon as I left there I called Jhodie at home to find out if mommy was home. I was 3 by then I'm sure. She said that mom was already home and told her that I was off to Manhattan to find the apple store. The one under the glass box. I knew how to get to 5 av, I just didn't know where on 5 av the place was. So when I got to the 14th street station I asked a subway cop how to get there. After walking around in the cold for about 30+ mins I'm sure, and calling mom to find out, I got on on the M3 bus and asked the driver. She sent up one block, actually down one more block to 4 av, to catch the M3 going the other way, and I was suppose to be get off at 60th street then walk over and down one block to 59th on 5 av, and there it was. I'm sure that I was closer to the place when I got off the 5 at 14th street station before getting direction from the cop and taking the L to 8 av. I have to yet to see all that I traveled.

Now before I get to that, here are some pics I took at the 5 train stop at 14th street.

Some bronze money people.




The rest of the pics were higher up in the station. I think this is the only one that has these little things all over the place. I didn't get pics of all of them. So stop by and look for them if you can.




I wish that this last one came out a bit better. Maybe next time. Now that I think about it, there weren't many "money" people. There was another on the way up that was really shiny because a lot of people touched it on the up and down the stairs.

Well after finding my way too the store, I asked a few questions. I spent more time on my own questions than Delma's. But I already knew the answer, I just went to make sure.

On the bus ride back, I saw a sign in a store window that said that they had unlocked iPhones. I stopped the bus and walked back a block and half to ask them how much. I'm sending that information to her tomorrow. I got their business card so she can call them up if she wants and work with them. I walked back out and thought about how I was going to get home. I ended up getting on the m4 I think. I think that I caught the m3 the first time on my way back home. Any how, I got on and when we got back to 14th street I got off again.

When I was walking up that street at the start of all this I had seen that Papaya King Hot dog place that I've been seen on tv lately. I knew that their hot dogs wouldn't be that great, but I was wanted to see what the fuss was about and they were suppose to have cheep hot dogs like 79c or so, but wasn't true, at least not at this branch. First the dog was $1.89, I couldn't afford one of the drinks anyway, but I thought to look to see if there was something else that that I could get to make it worth walking back down here.

Oh, on my way down there I walked past another electronic place and I didn't see anything about iPhones outside, but I decided to go in and ask anyway. They had and I think at a better price also then the place I stopped the bus for earlier. I got the price on their business card also. I also asked about come CAT 6 cable. 50'. He said he had for $25. ok. I started to leave and he started to drop the price. By the time I reached the door he was down to $10. I almost turned around and told him that I would hold him to his word.

Now back to the hot dog place. Well I got something called "Cajun Curly Fries" to go with my hot dog but since it had to made, I finished my hot dog before I even saw it. I was disappointed over two things there. One, they weren't cooked as much as I would have liked, and why was it called Cajun? I tasted nothing other than the ketchup and mustard that I put on it. But I did like this prong stick that came with them. I told myself that if anyone asked me what I was eating I was going to tell them octopus. *grin*

Well I made my way back with pictures and information, and I had a decent time out. All in all a good day.


Ok, I started this yesterday. Then I got tired an went to do something else. Well I've finished it now, but I have some more to add. Today I went to get the results of my x-rays I did of my bones. All in all nothing really changed, I just have a new word attached to me. Osteoporosis. All my bones but the ones in my lower back where I hurt it way back when is weak bone wise. So I've been taken off my shots. Great. At this point I'm more upset about getting my cycle back then my back. I know I should be, to a point more upset about the state my back bones are in, and I kinda am. But it's my back. It has hurt, and I didn't really think that it would stop hurting me any time soon unless I did something for it.

Now, I'm a fully grown "woman" who would like to have something of a sex life, and there is no way I'll can take the pill every day and be completely covered for the rising of that blue moon on the day/night that I will need it, so I'm going to have the copper T put in. Now to work on the other part of this mess. I'm willing to have my uterus removed. Don't want, don't believe that I will ever need it, and right now it's nothing but a pain. But I don't know how much the insurance people will pay for that. So first we are going to have a look at it, and see if something is really wrong with it to build my case for needing to have it removed.

I should be taking calcium pills or something for my bones. Like Tums, but I have acid reflux and it just makes the problem worst. So we are going to have a scoop put in to see how much damage there is and to see if it can get it fixed.

Before I even go to the health center today, I dropped of those clothes at the salvation army, after the doctor visit, I walked in and made an appointment for my "pelvic" test at the same testing place I was at last week. She asked if I couldn't do it now since I was already there. I told her that I would if I could, but I didn't have any money on me for the co-pay. Which is true. I needed the $5 for something else. So I asked for a day in 2 weeks time. By then I should have gotten the $5 from my mom to make it.

After that I went to Macy's to pay the bill that mom had on Jhodie's card. After that I went looking for something for my hair. I don't want anymore to brake off and my scalp was really itchy. I didn't want to get the one that I had before that ran out because it made my hair really heavy and I lost all my lightness that I had when I got back from the hair dresser. I know, that is the hair dresser look. No one gets to keep it after that first time, but there must be a middle ground between where I was when I left the hair dresser and where I end up after a week of being at home and using what I did for my itchy scalp. So I got something new and I came home.

I have to get off now. Mom is making fuss with me for using the computer for something other than something very God related since it's after sunset on a Friday night.

See ya. I'll see about reading this over tomorrow.



Ok.. just updated and fixed a few things.


February 27, 2008


I haven't heard word one about this movie. Granted I haven't been watching tv that much lately, but normally I hear something. And considering it should already be out isn't helping with any excuse they might come up with.

For the rest of the US that hasn't heard about this and liked the movies "Kung Fu Hustle" & "Shalin Soccer" here is a link.


CJ7 - A film by Stephen Chow

Ti (Stephen Chow) is a poor father who works all day, everyday at a construction site to make sure his son Dicky Chow (Xu Jian) can attend an elite private school. Despite his father’s good intentions to give his son the opportunities he never had, Dicky, with his dirty and tattered clothes and none of the “cool” toys stands out from his schoolmates like a sore thumb. Ti can’t afford to buy Dicky any expensive toys and goes to the best place he knows to get new stuff for Dicky – the junk yard! While out “shopping” for a new toy for his son, Ti finds a mysterious orb and brings it home for Dicky to play with. To his surprise and disbelief, the orb reveals itself to Dicky as a bizarre “pet” with extraordinary powers. Armed with his “CJ7” Dicky seizes this chance to overcome his poor background and shabby clothes and impress his fellow schoolmates for the first time in his life. But CJ7 has other ideas and when Dicky brings it to class chaos ensues.


Oh, just saw on QuickTime's site that the use date for release is March 8. So it hasn't come out yet. I guess all the dates I were seeing for Asia.


As for me, I have to get my but out of here tomorrow. I have an interview for a job and then go to manhattan. I didn't get to go today. I felt worn out, and couldn't pull myself out of bed until 2pm.

February 26, 2008

Just... more.

When I saw that I my last post was just pics, or at least mostly pics, I felt a little bad that the one I put up a few hours ago was also just pics. I haven't really talked about anything lately have I?

Most of what has been going though my head isn't meant for pleasant conversation, so on the other side of my brain I have managed to do a few things.

I looked up the FAFSA web site to see about getting that started.

Then last week Friday I went for my bone density test. I thought it was going to be a bit more than what really happened. I should have known better since it said on the paper radiology test. I should have known that they were just going to take x-rays of my bones. I waited between 30 mins to 45 mins before I went in, and it took about 3 mins to take all the x-rays.

I then thought that since I was so close, I would try and give blood that day too. Oh, I'm sure I haven't said this yet, since I haven't been saying much. But a week or so back I got a new blood donor card. It had 96 on it. It seems I have a rear blood. I have a unique blend of something in my blood, and on top of that, they are short in my blood type. O+ . I've been getting phone calls every week asking me to come by and give blood. I've been trying but my iron level isn't high enough for them.I've tried two other times to give blood before Friday. That Friday when I went by I was lower than normal, so they stuck me twice to check to see if it might some how change. It went up .01. That wasn't worth the prick.

At least I got the pics of the snow, and I got out of the house. I was very happy that I didn't fall on all the ice out there, but by the time I got home I was cold and my feet were wet. When I left the office and headed off to the blood place the falling snow had changed to rain, so before long there were small rivers and ponds on most corners.

I didn't really end up in any but the water was everywhere and found a way in.

About 3 or so days in a row now I've been up to see the sun rise and shine into my bedroom window. I don't want that to happen today also, but here I am.

Yesterday I helped Phillys take out this old dresser that she had that was falling apart. It was heavy, and we had to take it all the way out the sidewalk for pick up. Then she put her new smaller dresser together. I didn't really help much with that part. One, she didn't ask for any, and two, I tried looking for the powered screw driver for her, which I never found, and also, it looked like she wanted Nika to help her, so she could learn a few things. Nika went along with it for a while, then she started to complain about being hungry, but when I offered her something that she didn't want, she said no to it because it had vegetables in it or something. At this point, she no longer gets to choose. She eats what we give her, or she get nothings at all. It's not like we age giving her anything bad.

Jhodie had to force her to eat the chicken fry rice that she got for her, for her to then say, "Oh, I didn't think it would taste so good." That child. I know this sounds like nothing, but the girl is just getting too spoiled for her own good and is being rude too. We have to try and stop it now before it gets really, really bad.

I'm liking my hair again. I should have taken a pic of when I had my hair done the first time. I think that I lost some length after that. :(

But it's all light and bouncy again. I like how it feels. I keep moving my fingers thought it make sure that I still have hair there.

I've also been tinkering with a laptop that Phillys had in a box in her room. It's meant for my uncle back in St. Kitts, but the reason why he doesn't have it is because she broke the screen. It's about $350 to get it fixed. I only picked it up because mom was on this desktop, and Jhodie was using the laptop. It hadn't been touched in over a year I think. I had so much updates for it and a bit of uninstalling of expired software to do also.

It's a good laptop. Light, not much heat after it's been on a while, and for that I think I like it. The crack on the screen had gotten worst. It reached from one corner all the way to the other. So I had to move around the web page, and windows around to see when I was up dating and cleaning and such. Right now since I can't really see, I've come up with the idea of using it as "juke box". I've already moved over most of my music to it, and it sounded fine in the bathroom. I even found an extension cord to reach the bathroom from the closest socket in the kitchen. I'm happy with that.

Tomorrow I'm going out again. I have to drop off a few things at the salvation army. Phillys got ride of some of her stuff when she moved her clothes over to the new dresser. Then I've off to the Apple store in Manhattan. I already know the answer to the question my other sister in Canada wants me to ask, but I want to see the place too. Then I might be able to go and get my new Bally membership set up. I finally have everything in order and I just need my sister in law to do her part, then I can hang out there when I fell I should get out but don't want to wander around in this cold.

The Javits Center is having an Art expo this weekend coming. I'm thinking of going. I just have to find out how much it would cost me to show up. I saw $25 somewhere, but that may only be if I want to be in a class or something I think. I'll call them up and find out.

Well there you go. A real blog. Long time since I've pulled myself away from reading mangas like a chain smoker to really say anything. I'll leave what kind of mangas I've been reading for my other blog.

Good morning everyone. Hope you have a good or at least an interesting day.

Hi ya.


Peak A Boo!

I did my hair today. Can you tell??

Well it snowed last week Friday. The snow hug around so I took a few pics. These are from my phone. I have a few to get off my cam.

The first two are around my apartment, and the last one where you actually see the snow falling is in downtown Brooklyn. I just came out of Nevins Street Subway station. I took the pic to show the fog, but I also got to see the snow falling too.







I'm tinkering with coming up with a different blog. I was thinking that I still want to say some things some times. But I can't really post them here. So I made a blog for the red light district. That should give you an idea of what it's about.

I'll let you know when it's up and going. But I have a name for it already. Slightly Altered Reality.

See ya.

February 20, 2008

Manga Fox: Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa Manga Series


Manga Fox: Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa Manga Series

I just finished this manga. It's a long one, but it doesn't have any dead spots in it. I really like it. The last 9 or so chapters weren't scanned all that great, but it didn't really start to take away from the story until the last 6 pages, but by then you don't care and just enjoy how it ends.

Well it's been decided that I'm going to really start college this year after all.

Other than that, I'm going to see if I can find a little job to help out, but if not then I do something. I'll see.

Other than not, nothing much. I've been released more or less, and home in pain. I'm fine.. in about 6 more days I'll be right as rain can be.

Well see ya. I'm off to read another story.

One of these days I'll make a little list of the mangas I've read. Most of them will be the good ones, but I may talk about one or two that I came across that weren't that good for me at all.

In case anyone out there has "1000 Years, I Love". Can you send me the zip of the manga? Please??? :)

February 15, 2008

Past Snow Days for the Year.



I thought that I had another pictures of that day's snow fall. At the end of my day it was much higher in some places. I guess I was too cold and just took a mental picture instead.

The last time it snowed nothing stayed on the ground. It melted as it hit the ground. Check the pics out for your self.



But on that day mom made soup. Cow foot soup. I got pics of that too. Put I'll just put one up. Oh, for those of you who have had cow foot soup, I will admit that this is isn't how it's found at home. But it's not bad this way either.


There are dumplings in there some where. You see some cassava I think. Some other root vegetables and you can't miss the corn on the cob. And there is the bone from attached to some part of foot of the cow. This stuff is great for thickening soups.

Just realized that it's 4am. I'm going to bed.

See ya.

V-day and White Day... ?


Valentine's didn't meet me on a good note.

I'm running away from my new real estate job. I don't know what is wrong. I've been talking myself in ad out of staying since Tuesday night. I took a few days off to think everything over. But every time I think that I've come up with a good reason for staying, I get this unexplainable panic attack. On Tuesday morning I was so sick that I thought that I was going to throw up when I went inside to start my day.

So I've come to the conclusion that I can't go back. At least not yet. I'm going to tell them that I'm one medical leave. They can choose whether or not to terminate me, and they have my address so they send my bill to that address.

Normally when I leave a job, I always wonder and worry about people and things that I'm leaving behind. I don't for this one. I think it might have to do with the fact that I wasn't there that long. It felt like I've been there a bit longer with all the "training" time I put in and the week of classes some to want to fall into that also.

Other than that.

I picked up Nika from school because she was late in coming home from school. It seems that they decided to hold some of them back in school today. Someone had to come and pick her up. It would be nice if we were told about this before hand. She went to see the stage show "Sesame Street". She had fun.When we got home we watched "A Bee Movie". I liked half the movie.

A few hours before the end of v-day I made two wallpapers for the occasion from a manga I'm reading right now called W-Juliet.

A "little girl" told me about this place and I picked this story about 3 days ago or so to read. They have tons of mangas there to read.

Well I'll go post those pics that I took on Tuesday. It really snowed that day, and I got something of progress pics for the day. 

See ya.

PS... the manga they are talking about at the end of that pic is W-Juliet. If you have or when you read a good translated manga, and it spans though Feb 14th and March 14th you will hear or be told about White Day.

February 07, 2008

Just A Note Before Bed...

I'll try to make this short.

I'm back to work tomorrow. I need to remember what my last posts are about for when I start a new one.

Either which way. This is mostly due to Joel. No, he did not buy me a metro card, (my mom did that) but he does seem to like me enough that he wants me to work mainly with him and he got the owner/Broker to go go along with it. So I'll be in "special training" starting more or less tomorrow for two weeks.

I get to talk to land lords and help in the listing of apartments. I then get to show and rent out those apartments. I get a little extra training and Joel will be the one training me. It seems I did a really good job on that call list that he gave me, so now he wants to own me.

How can a girl say no to being wanted? :)

Well I got the other guy to sign the paper for me, so I'll be doing that around the middle of the day. Then I'm back to the office until who knows when.

Thanks to Joel and going in today, makes me want to do it again. I saw everyone and saw people I was starting to like running by and saying hi was nice.

This is why I say that I'm no good at change.

On the outside you just see me doing one thing, but in my head I've already jumped off a few roofs over a few issues.

The only things left that are bugging me, as small as they are, is the getting of a new chair for the computer desk. We more or less broke the one that was here and now we keep moving the last good chair in the apt back and forth between the kitchen and the bedroom. The next one being my bit torrent down loader. I don't know what gives. It seemed to have decided to not want to work as good as I've seen it work before.

In other news, got around to posting my wallpapers a few days late. I didn't remember until Tuesday night, and I didn't post them until this morning around 6am. I don't know why I was up that early other than I felt like reading on line and couldn't stop. I need to find a good book so I can fall asleep in bed.

I also made a few wallpapers between the start and the end of my search for wallpaper for my club. I posted them over at deviantart. The link is over there on that side of the blog.

Well take care.

*** just thinking as I get ready to publish this... I'm glad I still have this job as a solid option. I still get to take the time off I want to go see my friends. :)

February 02, 2008

Dan Van Malsen : photos : Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC- powered by SmugMug

Entries for an art contest at the Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC. The rule was that the artist could use only one sheet of paper.











Dan Van Malsen : photos : Hirshorn Modern Art Gallery in DC- powered by SmugMug

This one is also brought to you by my friend Misty. She sent me a bunch of pictures, and today I decided to see if there was a proper site for them. I was first just going to make my own gallery for them, then I thought about seeing if anyone had already done it for me. *grin*

Today I'm not going into the office for a number of reasons. One of them being that this is going to be my last weekend being free.

I got the results of my state exam. I passed. I sent out text messages when I found out, and the next day I stayed for the whole day up until 8pm. Went out with a agent who I helped to get ready for the appointment by looking for apartments and calling out for keys, and we were out for about 4 hours showing 2 places. Then when I got back I helped a listing agent call land lords about new listings for an hour and half. I then got the pictures that I took on the appointment with the first agent to someone who could post them along with the listing that didn't have any pictures in the data base.

It's amazing how you can be so happy about something then have someone bring you down. This is another reason why I didn't go in today. Yesterday I was upstairs at work helping the first agent by calling some land lords to find out about getting a key to see an apartment and I was paged to come down stairs. Ok. I dropped everything and went. I was then pulled into a room to go over something that I had already done. And it wasn't like I was doing it with the same people over again to just say it was a bush up of something. No. I was with new people. I'm thinking that I had already done this. Why was I here? But fine, he wants me to go though this again. I'll just sit here and go though this again. It's not like I could say that I remembered everything he said that day. Then he was pulled out for something. They get pulled every where, every time. I was there less then 2 mins when he was pulled out, so I was still feeling like I shouldn't be here upstairs, but thinking of going along with it non the less. One of the girls in there was a new friend of mine, and she asked why I looked so "thrilled" to be there. I told her that I already did this.

Then he came back in as another girl said that I should tell him since they are so busy and might have forgotten. I wasn't planning on saying anything, but he asked the girl what she was talking about, then asked me what I should tell him. I told him, and he got upset with me.

He said that this is the second time that this has happened. At first I hadn't a clue what he was talking about, but I started to feel bad. He said that he doesn't know what it was, if our personalities weren't matching or something else. Mostly I heard, you don't act like you want to be here. You don't do anything and I'm trying to include you in stuff and get you ready for when you get your licence. I told him that I was upstairs calling land lords for an agent when I was paged to come down there. I dropped everything to come. He then said to leave and go back to that, and even opened the door for me.

The before thing that he was talking about, was back on Wednesday when I was talking to that first girl about what the new cheer was that he came up with. It was in a morning group meeting and he asked everyone if they knew about the cheer. She didn't know and I was telling her, and I said that it would have been nicer if they took off this one piece. Then he once again asked me what was said. It's like he's picking on me. Then to my dismay, it mutated in front of my eyes. Before I knew it I was being asked if I was a lump on a log when everyone else was jumping around cheering? I had to clearly state that I wasn't opposed to the cheer, I would not have come up with, but I'm not against it. I would just have liked it if one word was taken out. I was still left as the girl who was against team work, because that is what the cheer was mostly for. To help promote teamwork.

I think I depressed myself again, but I'm still very proud of myself for passing the state exam.

Would going back on a personal promise be considered as giving up when you were disillusioned about what you getting into in the first place?