December 22nd, 2011

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Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.



Bah Humbug! He he he! This reminds me with Scrooge McDuck, he used to say this to whoever talks him about money. Umm, wow! Livejournal updated and it looks really nice, only problem is I still can't vote to those polls on the home page. Once I sign in the disappear!

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

только один раз сегодня  помешали проехать, а так - нормально, в общем-то и снега-то не было, слезы...
а лучше всего убирать снег ночью - всем спокойно, без нервов.
меня больше всего волнуют даже не сугробы, а то что они могут скрывать под собой - уродливые маленькие металические заборчики, всякие тумбы и бетоные и метал.
по поводу заборчиков вообще отдельный разговор - столько железа вбито, врыто, приварено и покрашено, а мне от этого только одно неудобство, а зимой просто опасно рядом ходить, при любом падении головой, телом или любой конечностью - смерть, ну или перелом! 

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Thankfully, I've got only one thing that's got me unhappy: boredom. I mean, when I was busy, all I could wish for was the holidays. Now that the holidays are here, though, all I want is to go back to school.
Yeah. That's all. Thankfully, I've been distracting myself pretty well from my problems. I no longer think much of my gay crushes and my speech for English class. And that thing for our yearbook. Yep. No trouble at all. Nada.

Вопрос дня: Предательство

Заслуживает ли тот, кто тебя предал, прощения?
Предавший единожды-предаст ещё,поэтому простив,лучше в дальнейшем быть на расстоянии,а в принципе,каждый должен решать сам,рецептов на все случаи жизни нет.
Roy
  • dinarac

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
Today, some idiot called my mobile and said that I found his wallet in the taxi.  I told him, he has the wrong number because I did not have his wallet. 

He called me again and he said that the lady in TAFE gave him this number so it must be me or my 'husband' who has his wallet.  I told him again no, neither my friends nor myself have sat in a taxi for the past few days, we have cars, so how am I suppose to get his wallet??

He bloody called the 3rd time and had the gall to imply that I lied to him because the lady who took the message down said my mobile number was correct....omg, I can't believe that he actually called the 3rd time and sounded more aggressive than the first 2 calls.  By that time I lose my patience and told him something like 'No, I don't have your wallet, I was not in a taxi for the past few days, my (non existent) husband did not call to enquire abt the missing wallet.  The lady recorded the wrong number.' 

He hung up on me.........wtf?

Вопрос дня: 20 лет без СССР

Как по мне, все стали более развязанными (именно развязанными). И не только молодежь, но и те, кто постарше и хорошо помнит советское время. И особенно эта развязанность проявляется в отношениях. А ведь так не хватает скромности, взаимной ответственности, какой-то деликатности в отношениях друг с другом. Может я мыслю стереотипами, но мне кажется, что во времена СССР было по-другому. 
К чему мы пришли спустя 20 лет после распада СССР?

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?
Я б оценила, если б могла с ней хотя бы столкнуться))))) Понимаю, что снегоуборочая техника снова оказалась не готова к снегопаду....)))))

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Sometimes I feel insane.

Sometimes I feel like the words they say are true.

Sometimes I feel like ijokmmklnjhuyig ftryrtgvbjh mn

Sometimes I feel like killing everyone.

Sometimes I feel like killing myself.

But you know?

I love the way I am. I'm special. I appreciate that. If I wasn't special... I would be like them. And they are the reason, the reason that I am the way I am in the first place. I wouldn't be able to take that guilt. So, in the end, things are better this way. 

I ENJOY IT.


Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.

  • coil13

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?
природа управляет сама когда и где сделать ту или иную погоду. мы люди просто обязаны быть готовы к любой ситуации в любой погодной ситуации .а вот комунальные структуры должны вовремя быть готовы а именно средства .спец техника  машины. грузовые самосвалы ..ну и за дороги которые отвечает комунальные структуры  должна всмотреть.
шляпник

Вопрос дня: Новый год

Да Вы знаете, абсолютно таки нормально отношусь. Ну а в самом деле, чего здесь плохого?? То, что потом трудно выйти на работу?? Ну это как бы вопрос не к праздникам, а к тому, как Вы их отмечаете. Да и если так прикинуть, работать в праздники совсем не трудно. В этом году я вышел на работу 3 января и всё было замечательно. Удавалось и работать, и продолжать отмечать праздники новогодние. )
В общем, бла-бла-бла.
Всех с наступающими!!
markimoo

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

What is your must-see holiday movie? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]


Four of my must see holiday movies would be:
1. The life and adventures of Santa Clause (2D version not claymation version)
2. Elf
3. Snowglobe
4. The Polar Express

I want to watch all of them in a row one day. When I finally get a TV, a portable DVD player or if my computer allows me to watch them with no problems. :D
emoblondie
  • acrest

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


How about the fact that with the new comment system it makes it freaking impossible to follow threads?! And when you are apart of anon_fic_meme thread following and being ABLE TO HAVE A SUBJECT LINE SO YOU CAN WARN FOR PAIRINGS AND TRIGGERS IS FREAKING NECESSARY! Epic fail on the new layout LJ, no, just no.
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  • ahudana

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Это то, чем никто никогда не будет доволен на 100%
У нас во дворе относительно, нормально, кстати, убирали
Я зато довольна другим: сегодняшней погодой - вот что куда как лучше
Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

    I love everything about winter. From the season, weather, festivities, and everything in between.
What do you love about the wintertime?
I love waking up and seeing the fog roll in the hills giving the city a portrait feel. I love going up North to go snowboarding my family. Seeing the snow drop down with their intricate designs. I love Christmas and the happiness it brings. Even in the cold weather, I feel warm and joyous. That's why I love winter, the joy it brings and the hope it holds.

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Bah Humbug Day indeed.  Or as others may know it, Christmas Day.  Lets talk about Christmas Day for a while.  Back when I was little,  and nieve, and had hopes that there may actually be somethin magical in this world, Christmas Day was a special enjoyment of love, laughter, songs, games and beauty. As it was for many children,  Beleiving in Santa Claus was a big part of life, and i loved the thought that something magical might be out there to leave me some presents. Speaking of Santa Claus, here is when i stopped beleaving in Santa Claus all together, and it was all Tim Allen's Fault! He decided to make a movie called "The Santa Claus" about a average joe by the name of Scot Calvin, who killed the old Santa Claus, put on his coat, And they Morphed into him.  So not only did that movie ruin my Belief in  Santa Claus for me, but it became a Christmas Classic that spauned into a Trillogy. It was very difficult for me to beleave that Santa use to be a regular guy that just morphed into him.  I mean, a few years before that, I watched Santa Claus conqures the martians and i beleaved that Santa Claus went to outer space, gave an Alien race a Christmas, and taughtt them all what joy was before returning to earth the fly around the world in one night.  I believed that over Tim Allen Morphing into Santa Claus. 
Speaking of movies, Tim Allen was not the the first man on film to morph into Santa, it was also done in Ernest Saves Christmas, and that was even more beleivable. When you think about Santa, i think it makes a hell of a lot more sence to just say he is a Saint, lives in  the north pole, and has been doing this job for about 2000 years now.  

So, lets talk about what i want for Christmas.  What i really want for Christmas  is way to much to ask.  I actually want to be one of these idealistic characters that seem to make their repeat appearances each year.  I want to feel magic again. I am not saying i am a scrooge, but i would like to be like scrooge and have those 3 spirits visit me and haunt me with a Christmas Carol spicfically geared tword me.,   Kind of like Bill Murray in the movie Scrooged, but i want it to happen to me in real life.  That would be awsome! Especially when the dude from hell comes and warns me when he is wearing all those cool chains and stuff,  I would like to see that,


 

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


I lost all my friends. I'm not sad about it; I'm furious. And it was not because I was being a Grinch; I'm actually quite into the holiday spirit...involving my family members (for now at least) and the three friends I actually give a personal damn about.

I lost them because they've...changed. I knew it would happened, that we would grow apart. I just hoped it would not...so the lost hope plus the fact that they've completely...disgust me now, I just...I've lost a majority of my friends...including the new ones I made at college!

Oh and college! HA! I've hated college since as long as I can remember, and when I didn't hate it, I was quite indifferent to it. So when one of my friend...almost ex-friend...kinda not, we have one of those horrible hate/love relationship...unfortunately sometimes the hate is one-sided...I tend to hate her because she tend to get jealous/condescending/take advantage of my offer to buy her a Christmas present...52 bucks after I told her 40-50 was too much.
Anyways, she wanted to go to this University; with my in tow. I'm not that much of a planner, so I followed her because she asked me to. I got a scholarship...she didn't. And she bailed on me; luckily I knew it was coming and was glad to not breach the subject.

But...even though I did/do not care much for what colleges I went to, and actually would have went to community college, my friends only saw that I got to have a close to free college education and because it was at a University and not a community college, I should just be happy with my position AND that I thought I was too good for them. Nevermind that I never hinted at that sort of idiocy and I had a desperate need to be home with my family...not cities away from them.

College ate at me! And it will probably continue to do so. And my friends couldn't care less.

I have lost so much respect for humanity...I use to hate humanity in a factual sense of hate, but now it's just personal.
  • kendja

Вопрос дня: 20 лет без СССР

К чему мы пришли спустя 20 лет после распада СССР?
Мы пришли к тому, к чему все так стремились к СВОБОДЕ,вернее нас привели, только к чьей свободе,только не к моей нет у меня СВОБОДЫ.у меня только обязанности этой свободы,платить налоги,платить налоги,платить налоги чтобы СВОБОДНЫЕ жирели и швыряли мои деньги показывая какие они СВОБОДНЫЕ ЖУЛИКИ И ВОРЫ.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

What is your must-see holiday movie? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]


Wanted to watch "New Years Eve", hoped it was better than Valentine's Day, glad it was better.

But over all my years...it doesn't even have to be Holiday themed...I just love romantic comedies...or just romances. But I love to laugh, so...yeah...

To be specific, I'll have to say I love watching Love Actually, The Holiday, Last Holiday, and...Supernatural.

Writer's Block: Career paths

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?


A preschool teacher with great students. Unfortunately, I've seen the preschools around I live, they're quite unruly. Plus, there are some things I agree with that most schools here don't. So the reason this job is out of my reach is because I rather be a preschool teacher elsewhere. I joke that I want to be a Japanese preschool teacher with a Yakuza boyfriend...but really...it's a good place. You only need around 2 months of training.

Oh, a florist would be awesome too.
super creep

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


There are far, far too many things in my life that need ranting about, so I'll try to break it down: I hate my exam schedule, I hate my classes, I hate this dorm and all the people in it, I hate everyone back home as well, and I hate that it's been weeks since I last approached anything resembling cheerfulness.

I also hate this new comment layout. Awful stuff.
Alice in Wonderland: Alice Liddell
  • kokurai

035: Writer's Block: Career paths

There would be so many thing I'd love to be yet I'd possible never accomplish. 

We all remember when we were kids where if you were born and lived in Singapore. The first 2 career options that you are instilled with would be: A Lawyer or a doctor. I promise you, at some point in my life (a very very extremely small fraction) I wanted to be a lawyer. It basically started when everyone around me told me that I'd be a good lawyer because I had a "knack" for arguing with people. I was quite the spitfire then. I pretty much still am, but with a little more self-control now. 

However that was before, I don't want to be a lawyer anymore. We're talking about a childhood dream when I was like what? 4? (I think this shows how deprived the beginning of my childhood was..)

But growing up with my cousin, he has brought a very wonderful thing into my life. Or rather he brought me into this wonderful world of ~*~gaming~*~. If I could, I'd love to be a pro-gamer. Clearly, I lack that physical and mental stamina it takes to be a pro but I was just speaking unrealistically. If not, wouldn't it be rocking to have a job where you play video games all day. I mean, I'll be cranking up my games for hours, something I'll gladly do for free yet I'm being paid to do it. Ideal isn't it?

I practically grew up with games. I think we still have a SEGA Genesis somewhere in the back of the storeroom. I remember playing Wolfenstein, El Viento and so much more retro games on that. Then the Playstation 1. My glory (do I call it glory?) starts after getting a PS2. So many wonderful games on that. I'd take a picture for you if I could but it closing to 1 in the morning right now and I'm being deprived of my sleep. So I'll do it some other time. 

That machine eventually led me to my great and transcendent love for the Kingdom Hearts series. 9 years, people. 9 long fucking years. *sniffs* I REGRET NOTHING. 

And then there's my PSP (which is still in great shape) and the PS3, which suffered a very.. tragic accident.. *depressed*
If I said it once, I'll say it again. Even my time with it was short, I REGRET NOTHING. 

And currently, I'm waiting for a lot of things next year. Great year for gaming next year. (Unfortunately, it's also the year of my National Exams) And I'm planning to get A LOT, I repeat, A LOT of things. 

PS4, it's oncoming release some time next year around Christmas. 
PSVita, looking incredibly great. ALSO, a must get. 
Nintendo 3DS. Probably the only reason why I'm getting this console is because Kingdom Heart's next installation: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is going to be released next year and I just saw the announcement trailer a few hours ago. I went completely bonkers and started fangirl-ing on Twitter, around the house and to my friends on MSN. I'm such a sucker for this sorry. 

And not to go utterly off track, here is a list of things that I've wanted to be when I grow up:

Singer, wedding planner, actress, own a book store cafe, photographer, director, freelance journalist, start my own magazine, pro skater, idol, freelance artist, designer, event planner, movie critic, professional slacker, (rich) housewife, become part of the fashion industry, radio DJ, VJ. 

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Apparently, I have something to rant about now.
I was just about to sleep. I mean, I already said goodbye on twitter and everything! I was just checking facebook for some last minute news from my newsfeed and then I was unfortunate enough to land my eyes on oine particular news from Triple S PH. Park Jungmin's fanmeeting in Manila. Of course, I was thrilled! Jungmin is, like, my ultimate bias. ULTIMATE BIAS, I TELL YOU. When I clicked on the link, though, I received the worst news ever. The fanmeet was to be held at the Manila Hotel on February 18. Worse? The tickets cost 7000 pesos. Plus, semi-formal attire is required. I mean, seriously, Manila Hotel? That's my school's prom's venue! And 7000 pesos is way more than I have to spend for prom! I am just so freakin' frustrated about this. I waited so long and yet I have to spend seven thousand? And I'm not even sure if minors are allowed since there'll be cocktails and stuff and I just can't fathom why I'm being tortured like this. Why, dammit? T_______T
  • subadab

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Снега опять никто не ждал!
Соответственно, службы оказались неготовы
Люди, кто в теме, ответьте на вопрос. Какое-то время назад, читал о том, что гидрометцентру подогнали или вот-вот подгонят суперкомпьютер для того, чтобы прогнозы их стали не полной хуйней болле актуальными. Компьютер к ним попал?

mad!Sherlock

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

I hate the new comment layout in livejournal. It killed the subject line. SUBJECT LINE! Now what will happen to the Kink Meme??? Please, if you have to change something to make it look good, please retain the subject line, the old comment style. It's the only thing that makes Livejournal worthwhile.

This layout changes makes me want to cry and break something.
Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
...now let's give this blog some life for a change, yes?

Anyway, it's been a long while. Today, I am going to rant about how college students (domestically at that) are obsessing over politics at the moment. While you can express yourself openly, within reasonable boundaries, of course, your job as a "college student" is to focus on your studies. Of course, one would argue that a college student should not only be familiar with lecture materials related to the college syllabus, and thus a college student must be well acquainted with the world's current issues as well, BUT! That should not come at the cost of your opportunity to study at the tertiary level.

Be grateful that among others, you were chosen.

Grasp this liberty, realize that you are lucky. The money that you are currently using, don't grow on trees.

Moving on, there IS a time for everything. It's like booze and adult stuff, you get to "experience" all that jig when you hit that special age (18 years and older here, btw). Right now though, these students need to focus on what's more important: studies or politics. Seriously, you're not gonna miss out that much if you don't actually think and no politics at this age. All you need is a little more patience and wait for graduation day. But if you flunk, OH MAN. You'll lose out, big BIG time.

Think of your parents. They're sending you to university with high hopes that you'll come out a well-educated person with a degree. They don't send you to university or college to become politicians. Of course, that might be your ambition, but that's still a side-dish to the main course.

One last piece of rant/two cents: "Don't lose sight of the REAL picture you should be chasing. You'll only have your own self to blame later on."

You may think the politician you're so happily bashing sucks to the max, since they're not doing a good job out of their position, but in reality, you're in the same boat as those politicians you so loathe: YOU, as a college student, sucks to the max too, since as a college student who should really be studying, you don't look like you're doing such a good job at it either.

/ENDRANT

Writer's Block: What’s on your mind?

Right now, I am thinking about my love and how I am so grateful for having met him. Also, that I wish I was cuddling in bed with him right now. I seem to not be able to sleep just because I'm pondering all sorts of things. For example: Should I get up to eat a scoop full of cookie dough or not. I wonder what my love really thinks of me sometimes. I wonder if I can teach myself how to play the guitar. How will I get these papers done? What time should I wake up to get to Jersey tomorrow morning? How will I lose all of this fat? Anddddd. Then I revert back to the how will I get all of these papers done and am I even really a great graduate student?

Basically, my mind is a mess right now.

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?

А у нас во дворе таджики чистят снег такой удивительной машинкой на основе архимедова винта - классная штука, и работает не громко - таджик даже может параллельно говорить на своем языке по мобильнику. Интересное звучание чужого языка, красивый юноша-таджик, заснеженный двор, запах талых сугробов, бесшумная чудо-машина... по-моему все прекрасно и скоро Новый Год.
Что тут обсуждать - мою работу люди тоже оценивают не однозначно.
Accidental pic

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?
Honestly just about everything! I long for snow and adore the colder weather (I am in Mississippi so it's a very mild winter, but welcomed all the same and have had record snowfalls for the past four years [here's hoping for a 5th]).
Fabulous As Usual

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?

I find myself rather fond of the cold, crisp air.  That is not to say that I enjoy the cold itself—in fact, I can’t stand to be too cold—but the air in the winter gets this quality that you never see in the warmer seasons; this crisp, clean sort of quality that refreshes you when you take a breath.  A lazy day in the winter has this aware, sharp quality that you don’t get in hot, languorous summer air—the best time to get a whole lot of reading done.

And with a Nook and a rare book handy, I have a lot of reading to do.



Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
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shut the fuck up. people bitch about me being quiet at my new job, well that place needs more quiet people. they sit and talk about how everyone gossips and then start gossiping. who's fucked who, who wants to fuck so and so, who does what drugs... just shut the fuck up. let me draw my triangles and get paid for not doing shit, sittin on my ass.

phew. i feel fantastic :)
grrangry

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


Summer. Bloody summer. This has been on my mind for a while, so it's going to be long. And it is basically just whinging about the heat for, like, eight hundred words.

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Whew. I've wanted to say all that for ages.

P.S. Although this didn't really fit in the list of reasons-why-I-hate-summer, I think it deserves its place too.
Summer (or at least December) also means children playing violin and/or recorder versions of Christmas carols very badly in Rundle Mall for less than a pittance. In the worst case scenario, they don't even bother with the carols but just play scales. Over and over. Off-key. It's horrible. I mean, yay for children learning music, that's great... but can't
they learn it someplace else?
Perhaps this is common in all of the places that celebrate Christmas in the same commercialised way as Australia, but I can't imagine that kids usually do that sort of thing in thirty-degrees-Fahrenheit weather, as opposed to thirty-degrees-Celsius. Right?

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?
Как сильно нас волнуют частности?
Проблем великое множество.
А кто видит точку, где эти все векторы собираются?
Hello Kitty

Блок дописувача

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?

на порядок лучше, чем в 90-х. Если по 100-бальной шкале - где-то на 80, за те деньги, что мы платим. Оградки бы во дворе починили, деткам качели, и, может быть, фонари восстановили бы, как при совке стояли - вообще притензий не имел бы.

Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays

Darynda Jones 2nd book in the Charley Davidson series (Second Grave on the Left)

What is on your holiday wish list this year? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]
or a Christopher Moore's novel: The Stupidest Angel.

(or if not a book, season six of Supernatural. Dear goodness, that show is great.)

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?
Работу коммунальных служб сегодня сложно оценить, а переоценить еще сложнее!! )) Всё познаётся в сравнении!! )) Я живу в центре города и претензий к уборке улиц и дорог не имею, а кто-то живёт чуть подальше и, возможно, держит обиду и точит зуб на этих же самых людей! Я за объективный подход к оценке труда коммунальных служб!! )) Лично моё мнение: они со своей задачей стали справляться лучше, мобильнее реагируют на перепады погоды, снежные заносы, работают днём и ночью, расчищая дорожное полотно от снега и льда! Наш город становится значительно чище и ухоженнее! И это меня очень радует!!! )))

Вопрос дня: Новый год

Как Вы относитесь к длинным новогодним каникулам?


Плохо отношусь! В ритм жизни радостей особых не вносят (климатические особенности среды обитания). Хорошо будет, если эти каникулы порадуют тёплой (для сибирской зимы) погодой. А в работе вообще упадок. Ибо не курорт у нас. И движения ноль. Всё восстановится только к середине января... а это денежки! С наступающим!))

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

i love winter in general. i love the white of the snow. i love the bright colors assoicated with the holidays. i love snow ball fights and snow men as well as snowangels. i only dislike one thing about winter. and that is how drivers become stupid. lol. other than that. i love it. i love the cheer and happiness. i love being around family. sitting my a fire and having a hot cocoa. i love watching the snow fall late at night threw my window. i enjoy walking late at night and catching snow flakes. i like taking pictures of the snow falling. it sooths my soul. i really just love winter.

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?
Нормально они работают. Именно - нормально. Не отлично, не плохо. свои обязанности выполняют полностью

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?



I'm so distracted by that squirrel....


I love gusty winds and dark blue days that make me feel alive and inspired. I love when a hot drink warms up my freezing hands. I love dozing in and out with the window open while it rains. I love soup, especially pumpkin with pecans soup. Lastly, I like not having to shave my legs quite as often.
Lee

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
Rant? I'm good at ranting!

1) Sick to death of bloody Christmas songs!

2) Sick of family members with a stick up their arse!

3) Sick of The Young Turks turning their back on their international members and then ranting at US for sending complaints.

4) SICK OF NIGHTMARES!

5) Sick of thinking about work all the time even though I haven't been there for a year.

6) Sick of technology breaking!

7) Sick of writers block

8) Sick of America insisting on "remaking" tv programs from other countries when there is absolutely nothing wrong with the original show, which was only just made.

Well, that's a start.

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?


Отвратительно!!!! На Нагатинской наб. уборку снега заменили акцией "развези по всей дороге"!!!! Мало того, что тебя по крышу заливает грязной жижей, так еще и машину заносит по этой фигне! А эти "милые" сугробы уложенные вдоль правого ряда?! Не проехать, не припарковаться ;(
Да ладно мы, водители, сами-то хоть не пачкаемся, пока не выйдем наружу, а вот пешеходы, им-то каково!? Стою рядом с остановкой на ул. таганскакя, жду подругу. Кончилась омывайка, пришлось идти к баганику.... вернее плыть по щиколотку в грязной жиже. Вся перепачкалась, промокла, а обойти никак нельзя, этой грязной смесью снега, воды и реагентов покрыто все пространство у остановки, а также вся обочина. Бедные люди пытались перепрыгивать, обходить... но это было невозможно... Двойка за уборку города!
Captain America
  • mudg3t

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Ha, what a perfect writers block for this week. I definitely need to rant and vent because omfg I'm going to go postal. 

I found out yesterday I might be out of a job next year. So that's pretty shit. It's all dependent on student enrolment numbers, because if there's not enough students to run more than one class then it's bye bye to me. I get it. It's a waiting game and they can't promise me work, which I understand. What shits me is that they didn't bother to actually tell me any of this, and it was only when I asked what I was timetabled on for next year that she told me. Yeah, nice. Her words were, "I understand we might lose you." :|  

So I'm in a crappy position where I have to make the choice of whether to start looking elsewhere for work, or to hang out and hope that we get the normal influx of students enrolling at the end of January. Which won't leave me much time to find out, because my contract finishes on the 20th Jan. Awesome. Thanks, Kim. Thanks a fucking lot. I was originally timetabled for a decent spread of units over the two courses I normally teach in, and then I noticed that on the amended version I had been pulled completely. With no explanation. I'd be lying if I wasn't just a bit pissed off and just a tad upset. It's just the friggin perfect news I need right now, right before fucking Christmas, and after I have just gone through all this shit with my leg. 


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On a positive, I get two weeks annual leave starting Friday, which I am very much looking forward to. Though I suspect I will still have to do some work :/ But I plan to enjoy my break because I didn't get much of my sick leave. My leg is on the mend and the graft is healing over. It still niggles and I have to be careful not to overdo it. The humidity (even mild) makes my ankle and foot swell, which isn't terribly comfortable. I guess it could be worse though. And hey, I have some pretty impressive photos :D Seriously you guys, I have a chunk of my leg missing and it's a bit surreal. At least I still have my leg! I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my mum and my brother (and Matt of course). We go to Matt's parent's house for Christmas Eve and my mum's for Christmas Day. Matt's family are German so they celebrate on the eve anyway, so it works out well for us. We do the traditional meal with his family and then seafood with mine :D YUM! Oysters and crayfish and prawns mmmmm. 

I have to believe that everything happens for a reason. I can hear the desperation in my voice as I tell myself, but if fate isn't intervening for some ulterior purpose then it just makes everything seem all the more miserable and shitty. I need to go to bed. I'm rambling rather than ranting. 

 
Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Breath me to my core. 
                                  cease resisting The SO MuCh MoRe 
             
and adore the enjoyments
                                              
                      (i find in these)(x 2)
       the thoughts trickling                               in my brain
                           tickleing                                 my mind frame                        
                            ticking                                  at my main 
  focus
                        my social calendars distracting tendency is bogus and does
                                                    isolate me                                                  
                                                                                                                  
  from me 
and fails to let me be, incessantly!  
                                though ill be me endlessly, 
                                  faultlessly, flawlessly            see that the real me 
                                                                       { needs key timed escapes and home, 
                                                                                                    home free 
                                                                                                    home away from known                                                                                                     away from shown     }                                                                                                
exteriorly
          Anterior its seen in me 
 my future and path ahead of me.
                                 an intensity to birth new through allowing versatility.
    internally and specifically
                                in my thoughts i am alone            
                                   and if i am to be My home you best believe 
                                                    that i alone 
must be a better me
adapt to peacefully 
existing. 
            
          to know who's really listening
and why reason is worth giving 
to just a little living only for myself.
I don't NEED someone else
and others are a blessing 
and i'd be b.s-ing if i ever i saw clever to take for granted company
good or bad its a gift to me and i to them 
in turn i see
sweet passion for myself can be a gift to all i've know 
all im shown
who i meet and who ill be
will be of want as i see it
definite proof 
seemingly 
that life is worth living
and all that gets given 
is from god
and should earned be           
Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
Winter Light

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?


My favorite time of year! Love love lovelovelove so much!

First and foremost, I have to say the snow. That is what makes winter winter for me. There is nothing like walking amidst a snowfall, the delightful sight of a snowstorm outside the windows, the way everything fades into whiteness. I love the sparkle and glimmer of snow in drifts, the cold light before dawn and after sunset, the special gleam of snow under moonlight.

There is the beauty of frost, which I love everywhere except on my windshield. Such crystaline delicacy, such intricate and amazing patterns! The way it sheathes grass-blades and tree branches and transforms the whole world in beauty.

There is the delight of battling the deep cold below 0 F (-17 C). The bundling up in layers, the strategys of staying warm despite the wind, the fun of the crazy jokes about the cold. The way the snow squeaks underfoot and the air is crisp and sharp.

And the fun of bundling up in blankets in bed, of dark late mornings perfect for sleeping in with no early sunrise, singing birds, or impatient cats to pester me--they'd rather sleep in too!

Haven't even mentioned shoveling, sledding, sundogs and sunbows, snowmen and snowforts, but this is already turning into an essay... =D
  • poojome

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
No matter how early or late you fall asleep, it still feels like you are dragging yourself into morning and you still snooze the rest of the day.

Then there are those people who are close talkers who don't get out of your face. All they do is go on and on about something so dull, your dog would fall asleep to it and it makes you feel like you need a therapist.
  • poojome

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?
I love the glow in the snow that makes me feel as if I'm in a completely different place. The purity of the air is so sharp and crisp that it makes my nose tingly. I love how everyone in my neighborhood leaves during the winter and I can have the quiet streets all to myself as if it were my own little world. I love how on sunny snowy days, it feels like I'm in a painting because the air is so clear and the sky is so blue and the snow is so white, everything seems to fall into it's own color category. I love how I can see lights on people's houses getting ready for the holidays. The warmth of freshly made hot coco leaving a mustache on my lips as I draw the steamy cup away. I love the heat expelling from comforters and blankets wrapped around me at night. What I love the absolute most though is the sight of thousands of snowflakes falling from a grey sky. They twinkle past my eyes and accumulate a hill of perfection until a footstep interrupts its beauty and forms a trail to home for every day.

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.


Oh, that's cute, LJ. Really. Fucking. Cute.

*deep breath*

Do you people enjoy annoying the ever-loving Hell out of large portions of your user-base? Because you seem quite skilled at it. Pity that it's the only skill you worthless fuckmittens seem to have.

Pro-tip- it's supposed to be "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" not "if it ain't broken, take the equivalent of a fucking sledgehammer to it." The thing about updates- they're generally supposed to improve functionality. Add features. Make the site more user-friendly. Are you seeing as pattern here? (Or should I use smaller words?) They shouldn't entail taking a perfectly good system and gutting it. And you guys don't even have a "form vs function" type excuse for this shit, since the new version is ugly and unworkable. I'd probably be impressed at all the myriad levels of suck you've crammed into one update, if it didn't make my fucking head hurt.

And to add insult to injury, your staff seem to have their heads so far up their collective asses that you couldn't remove them with a fucking crowbar. Pro-tip the second: pissing off your customers and belittling their concerns gets you nowhere.
18лет

Вопрос дня: Снег на дорогах

Как вы оцениваете сегодня работу коммунальных служб?

бугагагага! У нас коммунальные службы работают просто блестяще - снега нет не только на дорогах, но и на тротуарах, крышах, в парках, и вообще нигде! У нас его просто нет))))))
max happy
  • maxgoof

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter

What do you love about the wintertime?


Snow.

When you have a decent snowfall, and you step outside, and it is so, amazingly QUIET, and peaceful, and pretty.

I hate driving in it, but it looks gorgeous, and it fills me with inner peace, at the amazing way it quiets everything.

I'd put up with the cold, as long as there was snow.
Art ✿ Blessings

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
Honestly, I think publishing this question is rather foolish.( ̄-  ̄ ) ン Most of us probably know about the new LiveJournal interface in comment and entry pages (to those who aren't using the custom comment pages). In relation to this question, I won't rant about anything, instead, I will only say my, um, reaction to the LJ changes. I figured some of the answers to the question will be about this anyway.

Change in interfaces is something users usually don't accept eagerly. We can all see it in Twitter and Facebook. When these sites changed something in their network, users react negatively since they got used to the old one. This LJ did the same now. I think all changes are done for the better. Well, there are certain exceptions.

I have observed that there is no subject bar, unlike in the custom comment pages. That saddens me. (;へ:) And I guess the same can be said of the roleplayers out there. Moreover, I don't know what happened with the style. The new style is nice, actually, but there is something... wrong. First and foremost, I don't like the choice of fonts. Verdana would have done it better. (・_・、) Arial (14px or 12pt) doesn't look good when used in writing long paragraphs. There is also irregularity in the link borders. Not all LJ users can easily distinguish one link from another.

On the bright side, though, the new LJ interface really has this 'new' feel. The new interface has its user-friendly points. Users who don't know how to use HTML can now be guided by the buttons provided on the comment areas. Users won't find difficulty in remembering which icon has this keyword, too, since the icon images have been provided in the 'change userpic' option (as you click the userpic). Well, the new interface actually gets my vote in terms of user-friendliness.(・w・)
Art ✿ Blessings

Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!

Take a deep breath. Now rant about something.
Honestly, I think publishing this question is rather foolish.( ̄-  ̄ ) ン Most of us probably know about the new LiveJournal interface in comment and entry pages (to those who aren't using the custom comment pages). In relation to this question, I won't rant about anything, instead, I will only say my, um, reaction to the LJ changes. I figured some of the answers to the question will be about this anyway.

Change in interfaces is something users usually don't accept eagerly. We can all see it in Twitter and Facebook. When these sites changed something in their network, users react negatively since they got used to the old one. This LJ did the same now. I think all changes are done for the better. Well, there are certain exceptions.

The new LJ interface really has this 'new' feel. The new interface has its user-friendly points. Users who don't know how to use HTML can now be guided by the buttons provided on the comment areas. Users won't find difficulty in remembering which icon has this keyword, too, since the icon images have been provided in the 'change userpic' option (as you click the userpic). Well, the new interface actually gets my vote in terms of user-friendliness. (・w・)

On the other hand, I have observed that there is no subject bar, unlike in the custom comment pages. That saddens me. (;へ:) And I guess the same can be said of the roleplayers out there. Moreover, I don't know what happened with the style. The new style is nice, actually, but there is something... wrong. First and foremost, I don't like the choice of fonts. Verdana would have done it better. (・_・、) Arial (14px or 12pt) doesn't look good when used in writing long paragraphs. There is also irregularity in the link borders. Not all LJ users can easily distinguish one link from another. Some of the former links, specifically, Parent and Thread, are gone, too. Without them and the subject line, it is now very difficult to navigate through comment pages. Without the subject line, users now need to expand all (and I mean all) collapsed comments to find the comment thread they are looking for.

With all these being written, LJ users aren't happy at all with the new features. There are certainly pros, but they seem to be more targeted to those who haven't even used LiveJournal before. (−_−) Appearances may have changed for the better (well, minus the font choice), but functionality has not improved at all.

Sorry, LiveJournal. (゜ ゜)(。 。 )

More comments about the new release on the LJ Release 88 post.
grumpy little basTARD

Writer's Block: It’s the first day of winter


WELL IT LOOKS LIKE THIS WRITER'S BLOCK SHIT'S GOING TO BECOME A DAILY OCCURANCE FOR ME. NOT THAT IT REALLY MATTERS WHAT THE FUCK I WRITE HERE SINCE I ONLY HAVE TWO "FRIENDS" ON THIS JOURNAL LOGGING THING, BOTH OF WHICH ARE PEOPLE WHO I CAN'T EVEN FUCKING STAND; BOTH OF WHICH WHO ARE GOING TO HARASS ME OVER WHATEVER IDIOTIC TIRADE I POST ON HERE.

ANYWAY, THERE'S LITERALLY NOTHING I LIKE ABOUT EARTH WINTERS AND EVEN LESS THAT I LOVE ABOUT THEM. SNOW IS THE STUPIDEST THING I'VE EVER HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF LAYING MY OCULAR ORBS ON. IT'S EVERYWHERE; ALL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE, AND IT'S WHITE AND IT'S FLUFFY AND IT'S COLD AND IT'S EVERYTHING I HATE SHOVED INTO ONE SINGLE FUCKING THING.

THIS IS GOING TO MAKE ME SOUND INCREDIBLY MORONIC, BUT I LOATHE THAT SHIT SO MUCH I COULD MAKE OUT WITH IT IF IT HAD A MOUTH TO MAKE OUT WITH.

ANOTHER THING I HATE ABOUT WINTER: IT IS JUST SO FUCKING COLD. THERE'S NO WARMTH ANYWHERE, NOT EVEN IN A HEATED SHOPPING CENTER OR UNDER A MILLION FUCKING BLANKETS. IT'S RIDICULOUS. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY RETARDED AND I HATE IT.

THE FUCKING END.