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A while back, I was watching Watchmojo.com's Top 10 Frontwomen In Hard Rock And Heavy Metal because it showed up under recommendations. I made a list of bands that sounded interesting, based on the clips they showed, plus a japanese band (not in the video) I've been meaning to check out.

That was a while ago. Today I went to Wikipedia and made a list of their studio albums, then cross checked that list against what Spotify had available. Here is that list )

The asterisk denotes albums that aren't available on Spotify. Presently I'm gradually going through the albums and adding songs I like to playlists. Beyond that, not much going on at present - just waiting for coffee to finish before I have another cup (am out of soda, and this will be my third cup since 6am).

Irked

Aug. 3rd, 2017 05:04 pm
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Made arrangements on Tuesday to roleplay with some friends of ours who live a state away (they're the only people we have to roleplay with) to roleplay today at 4.

Here's a timeline of events:

4 o'clock rolls around.
4:15 we get sent a link to a news article.
4:20 get told that the person who sent the link just walked in the door.
4:21 we ask them to let us know when they are ready.
4:23 they say it'll be a couple minutes.
4:40 we are sent a link for something asinine.
4:44 my husband sends a link.
4:48 there is still no response for them, so my husband says 'fuck it, I give up' and signs off.
4:51 we finally get a response of 'sorry that took so long'

My husband problem is that they didn't say 'sorry this is taking longer than we thought' at all, yet still apparently were able to send that asinine, stupid ass link. It annoyed me too. Then, they didn't get that we were upset! Ugh.

So we'll probably try again in the future, because, like said, they're the only people we've got to play with, apart from each other.

Raiding

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:36 pm
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Supposed to raid with my guild tonight. We're going to try Nighthold. No idea what difficulty, but we'll see what happens. It's supposed to start in 20 minutes. hopefully I can finish up dinner (to be eaten later) before then.

Re-Reads

Jun. 17th, 2017 06:50 pm
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Recently started re-reading the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Last read there were only 6 books, but now there are 10. I've finished 7 of the books. Trying to decide if, after I finish this series, I should start in on the companion Alpha and Omega series, or just re-read Dresden Files (I'm a couple books behind on that series as well).
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House Overwhelmingly Supports Bill Subjecting Teen Sexters to 15 Years in Federal Prison

http://www.freerangekids.com/u-s-house-passes-bill-that-would-subject-teen-sexters-to-15-years-mandatory-minimum/

If you get caught selling heroin you do less time!

Writing Bug

Jun. 4th, 2017 09:51 am
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I want to write, but as usual, I don't know what to write about. I can't think of anything rp related to write, and anything beyond that is beyond me, because lately I've been feeling like my creativity is sorely lacking.
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A little while ago, I tried watching Netflix's "Anne With An E". I liked it okay for a bit...but then it went too far off track from the books for me.

Spoilers )

So while I liked the actors, I think it delved too far off plot for me. But then, I only got in two episodes out of the seven available. Maybe some of you will like it better.

Ugh

May. 17th, 2017 06:18 pm
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Today has not been a great day. I've spent the majority of it depressed. Since my kids have gotten home, I've been yo-yo-ing between depression and irritability. Just ugh. Worst day in a while.
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My Mother's Day is starting out like shit.

Got woken up early this morning to take care of cat pee that missed the litter box, cat sick on the carpet, and ants in the cat's food bowl. Then I got to make breakfast for my husband. Yipee. Tried going back to bed, but the phone rang - it was my husband's Gma, wishing me a Happy Mother's Day and to tell us to call his mom, who has been in the hospital for a couple weeks now.

Try to go back to sleep, with hubby who is only just going to bed for the night at this point, but can't sleep because the boys are playing video games and being very loud. So I take games away for now from them, and my eight year old has a meltdown about it. Tell him to stop crying and I get yelled at about it.

Tried to sit down and Watch "Anne With An E" on Netflix, which I started the other day, only to get out volumed by the boys' tablets playing youtube. So now I'm just sitting here, kind of pissed off, with nothing to do. I have no interest in playing Sims right now. Even if I wanted to play WoW, I have to check on the eggs I'm boiling for egg salad periodically. I don't even want to write. So what's left?

Just a ball of pissed off feelings, that's what.

*grumblegrumble*

Ramble On

May. 12th, 2017 03:25 pm
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For those of you who don't know, I suffer from being bi-polar. Most of the time, I am depressed. When I can't tell the difference between boredom or depression, I try to think if anything I have that I can do sounds interesting - often times, nothing sounds remotely interesting.

I have long since stopped watching most anything. Once in a while, something will catch my attention and I'll watch it with my husband, but that's about it. Most recent examples I can cite is the Lethal Weapon TV series and I've tried the first two episodes of American Gods with him (still not sure what to think about that one).

For the last little while, one thing that I have been wanting to do is write, but a lot of times I can't think of anything to write. More specifically, I want to write things that pertain to my rp characters, and a lot of times I just haven't played recently enough to justify it, or just plain don't have any ideas.

Well, I'm kind of in the same boat now. I want to write. I want to write something rp related. I have a regular game I do with my husband, but I am not sure what to write as far as that is concerned. I have a list of things I could try and write about for the character I play in a game I run, but I have a hard time finding his voice, likely because he's largely been a GM mouthpiece so far.

So, per usual, I don't know what to do and just sit here and press refresh on my rss feed site or facebook or here. Yes, I could play WoW or Sims 4, but I just don't want to.

Cat Drama

Apr. 18th, 2017 11:30 am
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So update on the cat...

The local Humane Society didn't want to give me a cat, because I had to shelter one ten years ago, and because I didn't have a vet listed. How in the hell am I supposed to have a vet listed when I don't even have a pet? Reasoning with them didn't work, and I was distraught. My husband called back and attempted to reason with them, but they rushed him off the phone.

A very good friend of mine called her local Humane Society (she's in Westland, MI while I'm in Fremont, OH (about 1hr 45min apart)) and learned that I could leave same day with a pet. After triple checking this, we made last minute plans to head up for Easter (my in-laws live up that way anyway), and went to the Humane Society yesterday and got a cat!

Read more... )

His name at the shelter was Polo, but we're looking to fix that. We ran through over 30 names and eliminated a lot. Here's what we're looking at right now:

Dusty
Cisco
Tesla
Thaco (an old AD&D term)
Bacon
Murdoch (contributed by my Thomas the Train loving 8 year old)
Boco (contributed by my Thomas the Train loving 8 year old)

Yes, he has cauliflower ear, but is otherwise healthy :)

Grrr....

Apr. 14th, 2017 01:17 pm
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STILL nothing!

It's been 5 or 6 days now. I've called TWICE and have been told BOTH times someone would call me back and it has yet to happen.

Grrr....
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Still nothing from the Humane Society. I put in an application last Thursday afternoon. I was told that the lady that reviews them would be in the following day at 1pm, and that it could take 3-5 days before I hear anything back.

Going by days of operation, they are open 1pm-5pm Mon-Fri, and Sat 1pm-4pm. If the days I have to wait include Saturday, then I've been waiting four days if you count today. Otherwise, it's three. The longer it takes, the more anxious I get that I won't be approved.

I don't understand why there's an approval process in the first place. They want all their cats to have homes, why not just let people adopt like they want?
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http://io9.gizmodo.com/russian-owned-livejournal-bans-political-talk-adds-ris-1794143772

Opening paragraph:

"LiveJournal, a blog community that’s hosted a lot of science fiction authors and fans (including George RR Martin), has officially banned “political solicitation”— which can mean anything that criticizes the Russian government, as well as pro-LGBTQ discussions. There are also concerns users can be subject to Russian spying."

EDIT: Just up and deleted all my stuff from LJ, so I no longer have accounts or communities there. Saved anything I wanted to keep.
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A year and almost three weeks after my Dad's death, my cousin bites it from a heroin overdose. We were never close, and I never liked her much (her nickname was Brat for a reason), I feel sorry for her kids (she had 5). Her husband won't be able to take care of them - he's in jail for possession, apparently.

Progress

Apr. 7th, 2017 06:46 am
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Some progress made on the cat front. In other words, I overcame a couple of anxiety hurdles. First hurdle was to get the script into the office so they could make a copy. Did that early in the morning, then took care of other errands. In the afternoon during my husband's appointment I called the Humane Society of Ottawa County where I wanted to go to see what their prices for cats were and what their adoption process entailed. The cats there were $90, and for the adoption form you had to have two personal referrals and a vet referral. The personal referrals I could come up with, but how am I supposed to come up with a vet referral when I haven't had a pet for six years? I asked as much, and they told me they might be able to waive it, but that's really what they look for.

So I called the Humane Society of Sandusky County (where I live) and asked the same questions. Cats under a year are $90, while cats a year or older are $70. The adoption process was a simple form, no referrals necessary. So after discussing it with a friend and my husband, I went out to the Sandusky County Humane Society and filled out the application, and met with some of the cats (though not all of them. I was too nervous and had been gone a while already).

I should hear back by next week Friday. The front desk lady put a note on my application for the lady that goes over them, because she thought it was real commendable that I want to let the cat choose me.

I really, really hope this goes through.

Therapy

Apr. 5th, 2017 03:31 pm
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Two years ago, my psychiatrist wrote me a script for a therapy animal. My landlords at that time were (and still are) very disagreeable people, and said absolutely no pets. Though as far as we could tell the law was on our side, we opted not to force the issue, incase they decided to evict us or go off the WSOS program, which was helping us with our rent.

In November of last year, we moved into metro housing, which legally has to allow me the pet. The ladies at the office are aware that I've been prescribed a pet, but said I would need to get an updates script - the first one was too old. So today my psychiatrist wrote me a new script for a therapy animal.

So tomorrow, when the office is open (they are closed Wed, Fri and weekends) I plan to show it to them. My next step is to contact the Humane Society and figure out what the process is for adoption, adoption fees, will I get shot records..that sort of thing. I probably won't be able to go out there until Friday, due to my husband having an appointment tomorrow, and their hours, it would be too much of a ime crunch to attempt it tomorrow.
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This is going to take some getting used to. Granted, I don't know how much I'll be posting, but we'll see.

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