doronjosama: (armyofme)
--Twitter seems to hate playing nice with LJ lately, and will only sometimes post my tweets here. It's pretty vexing.

--I've been so busy all the time, doing regular LJ updates has unfortunately become a thing of the past. I'm either at work at the DayJob (minimum 36 hours a week), working on Radio Comix stuff (minimum 25-30 hours a week), doing necessary housework/errands or trying to recover from working all the time. I don't get much of a social life anymore. That's why it's so important that Twitter update my LJ for me, since about all I can get out anymore are 140-character updates on things.

--The SinFactoryComix.com site is currently down at the moment. [livejournal.com profile] smudge_dragon was in the middle of upgrading it to fix some vulnerabilities in the ancient code (some of the code was five or more years old, which in website time is like a hundred years) and none of it played nice. So, we're having to redo huge hunks of it from scratch. We're hoping it can be done quickly, so I'm mucking about with CCBill to see if we can extend some kind of free time to our subscribers. Their interface is anything but intuitive.

--At the DayJob, I'm working six days straight this week due to the Diamond order being due and store-wide inventory happening on Sunday. I'm not thrilled by this (though I can use the money), mostly because I had plans on Sunday to go to a friend's Mad Men premiere party. I've waited a year for season 5! Maybe I'll get to go, maybe I won't. Also: working six days straight makes me a cranky pants. Well, more so than usual.

--I'm probably going to have to tell our accountant to file extensions for our taxes this year, for both Radio and me and Mr. [livejournal.com profile] suarez. I literally haven't been able to get time to finish getting everything ready for him. (And, had to save up to pay him his fee.) I'll be honest too, I've had so much stress about the taxes that I haven't been dealing with it fast enough.

--I'm already up to my eyeballs in A-Kon Cosplay Staff work for A-Kon 23. I am looking forward to the con this year, because even though I work the entire time either at the Radio tables or dealing with Cosplay Staff Head stuff, it's such a different kind of work than usual that it's a break from the norm. Also, I get to see a lot of good friends at that con and lots of pretty costumes. I like pretty costumes.

--Genus #94 is coming up, and the first deadline is April 15th. But that might end up being extended to the end of April, just due to all this other work & DayJob I have on my plate.
doronjosama: (tired)
I've been having some issues with my computer graphics for a month or so now; it's been throwing lots of texture errors in Warcraft, having odd pixel problems in the Sims 2. But I updated my drivers, and everything seemed to be working fine.

Finally this week, when playing Sims 2, I got blue/black screen errors. Since I have an nVidia video card and there are known errors with nVidia cards (especially any cards before the 9000 series, which I have), I thought it might be that and took the appropriate steps to try to fix the errors. (Playing in windowed mode, turning down certain shaders, etc.) It *appeared* to work.

Unfortunately, last night the fan on the card started making a horrific grinding noise, and then it crashed my PC with a nasty blue screen- a blue screen that told me some of my hardware was not working properly. (Crashed the PC when it was doing *nothing*, I might add- no programs open, just sitting there.) Sure enough, it was the card. It's just crapped out completely. It's not too surprising, since it was used (one of my co-workers gave it to me when he upgraded). The only issue now is that I need to get a new video card, but I'm still paying off Dito's last vet stay. -_-; So, the new card will have to wait a bit. And wouldn't you know it, NewEgg had a video card sale that ended *yesterday*. Doh!

Until I can get a new card, I won't likely be able to play any games on my PC. My PC is working fine with the onboard video it came with, so I can still do work (thank goodness!). But I seriously doubt I will be able to play WoW: Cataclysm with the onboard video, and I know I definitely can't play the Sims 2 (I have too much custom content and all the expansions).

Now, back to making complete backups of everything on my hard drive, just in case, and then it's work time.
doronjosama: (indy)
I warn you now, there is grossness and possible TMI ahead.

So Bandito (Dito to his friends) has been at the vet's office since Friday. Friday night, I noticed he was having both urgency and he was straining to pee. He was constantly trying to pee, every few minutes yet he would strain and strain, and only produce a drop at a time. And there was a little blood in it. That's all Very Bad, so Friday morning before work, he was whisked to the vet's office, where I had to basically bulldog him in (no, ma'am, I will *not* take him somewhere else, this *is* my vet). Fortunately, our vet happened to come in on his day off (though we would have been fine with the secondary vet there as well), and he determined Dito had a blockage. We'd caught it early, which was Very Good. But, Dito would have to stay there. Why? Well, he needed a catheter. And you can't have a cat wandering around your house with a catheter in his bits.

Our vet did the procedure himself. Then Dito proceeded to spend the weekend at the vet's office. The same woman who was so rules-lawyer-y about how Friday was a half day and we should go somewhere else neglected to call me after Dito's procedure, which she was supposed to do. (It's their policy.) So, I spent the weekend in a state of exhaustion ([livejournal.com profile] suarez and I stayed up pretty much all night on Friday with him) and frantic worry. Though, I told myself if something REALLY BAD had happened, they would have called me.

Yesterday, I called them up and Dito had been eating fine, and peeing fine (thanks to the catheter) but they were worried because there was still some blood in his urine. So they kept him one more night.

Today, the vet called to let me know that not only is Dito prone to the crystals that can cause blockages in male cats, but he also has an adhesion, meaning his dingus doesn't fully extend. This can cause trouble with the peeing and make him even more prone to blockages! He was peeing normally, so they removed the catheter. He then refused to pee for the rest of his time at the vet's office.

After work, we went to pick him up. He peed like crazy in the towels in the bottom of the cat carrier, with much yowling- and at the center of the pee mark, ground zero if you will, was a strange gritty substance. I'm guessing it was the last of the blockage from his urethra.

We have to keep him confined in the bathroom. He's been obsessively going to the catbox and peeing, and there is a little blood in the urine still. He might have to go back to the vet tomorrow morning if he continues to try to pee every five minutes. I'm really hoping we don't have to get him surgery on his bits, because he's already cost us an incredibly large sum of money (overnight stays at the vet are not cheap, and neither was his catheter procedure). I just want him to be well. Maybe it makes me weak, but I really could not stand to lose another pet so soon after losing Batty and Copper.

EDIT: Forgot to mention: I've got lots of auctions up right now, with more to come, since the vet bills were a giant punch in the gut. (And we'd *just* finished paying for all of Batty's final bills. Oy.) Comics, graphic novels and manga up for cheap, if you are so inclined. There will be more going up soon as well!
doronjosama: (tiffany's)
There is a dog in our neighborhood, owned by the neighbor across the street. Since he works almost constantly, the neighbors directly next door to us dog-sit the dog every day. The dog is a little black and white terrier, and no fence made by man has ever yet been able to impede him. His name is Copper, though when we first met the dog, we thought his name was Chopper, so we always called him Tony Tony Chopper when we played with him. We played with him every day.

Before he was fixed, Copper would run alongside cars and trucks on our street. He would run in ever-widening circles through the neighborhood, at rocket-like speeds. He barked at people he didn't know, but if you said his name (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) he would stop immediately. For some reason, Copper thought I was the bee's knees, I guess because he could sense I was a cat person and therefore a challenge. He truly, truly loved people.

We were always terrified that Copper would be hit by a truck or car, since he was out all day long. Our biggest fear was that we would come home from work or errands and see him dead in the street. But he seemed really savvy about cars, and after he was fixed he stopped chasing them.

Today was the most horrible day ever, because on the way home from errands, Copper shot out into the street directly into the path of our car. We swerved to avoid him, but he hit his head on the corner of the car bumper, and he was running at top speed. (We were not driving very fast at all.)

I flew out of the car and ran down the street to him, and he saw me coming and started wagging his tail. This gave me false hope that we could get him to a vet immediately and possibly save him. Suarez ran to the next door neighbors' house and started pounding on the door and ringing the bell to get their attention. Once I was down in the street with Copper, I saw it was too late, he was bleeding profusely from his ears and mouth, horrible thick blood. I started petting him without even thinking, and I was babbling to him the entire time. He wagged his tail until he was still and quiet. My hands were covered in blood. He was gone in an instant.

The neighbor who owns him had been driving home not 40 feet behind us, and Copper had heard his car coming and leapt out into the street. Suarez's mother was in our driveway and saw the whole thing; she'd been waiting for us to get home to drop off some mail. Copper literally came out of nowhere and ran right into our car. Knowing it was an accident doesn't make it any better. Copper was the nicest, happiest dog I've ever met. We all loved him very much.

I helped get him put into the neighbor's car. All the neighbors know it was a horrible accident, but we still feel like the most terrible people who ever lived. I don't know how we can face them in the street anymore. We offered to help more, but it was gently rebuffed. I don't know what else we can do.

After the neighbor took him to the vet for funeral procedures, I went outside and cleaned all the blood out of the street. It took forever, there was so much of it. There was nothing we could have done to save him, which makes me miserable and angry at the same time. We are both in shock.

This has been one of the worst days of our lives.

Batty

Oct. 12th, 2010 09:02 am
doronjosama: (tiffany's)
Batty has been uninterested in food for the last three days. Not merely uninterested, but outright confused. Last night, after celebrating my two-year wedding anniversary with [livejournal.com profile] suarez, I fed Batty kitten milk with an eyedropper, just to get some calories into him. He hasn't had his insulin for two days (three counting today), because if he doesn't eat anything, he can't handle the insulin dropping his blood sugar.

This morning, he was barely responsive when I went in to see him (he likes to sleep in the bathroom sink, and he was still there from when I put him in it last night for feeding). He got up and tried to follow me to the kitchen, but could barely walk- his front legs kept crossing and his back legs kept sliding out from under him sideways. This is an effect of his brain tumor, it's pressing on the motor centers of his brain.

He tried to get into the catbox, but fell on his side multiple times while attempting it. The same happened when he got out. He did make it to the kitchen, and was completely confused by his water bowl and his food dish.

Dr. McGehee told me I would know when it was time to take him in for his final visit. Sadly, that time is today. We have an appointment at 11:00. He lasted a month and a half after his tumor diagnosis, which we knew was a possibility. It must just be growing at an aggressive rate at this point.

I should have known something was up yesterday when Batty tried to get out of the house when I took out the trash. My cats are all agoraphobic, since they've lived their whole lives inside. The late, great Spooky only wanted to go outside when her kidneys were completely failing, the day before we had to take her to be put to sleep. I think they probably want to go off somewhere alone when their time comes.

I will not be good for anything for the rest of this day.
doronjosama: (domestic)
49-cent Ikea tea towels + ten minutes of sewing = new kitchen door curtains!

Read more... )

In the cut since it's likely a big photo; I lost my copy of Photoshop last year when the hard drive failed and haven't been able to afford to buy a new one. (My old one was a copy of PD's, actually. Slightly illegal, I guess.)

The old curtains had a vegetable print on a green and brown background, which also featured a green and brown checkerboard pattern. Very country-kitchen. Also, the previous tenants had managed to get red and orange paint on them when they spray-painted the entire kitchen red and orange. And I do mean "entire" as well- they covered the walls, baseboards, windowsills, ceiling, even the vent over the stove. I wish I was kidding. We've done coat after coat of white paint, and you can still see the dark chili red and bright grease orange through the white paint. Someday, when we magically have "free time", we're going to have to power sand the walls, primer them, and repaint the whole thing white. Or maybe light yellow with white trim. I like white, blue, red and yellow in a kitchen- it appeals to my retro tastes.

(Also, the smudges on the actual door? More wayward bits of the previous tenants' paint. They apparently didn't believe in drop cloths, painter's tape or exercising care or caution while painting. Someday, I'll get it scraped off somehow.)
doronjosama: (tired)
If you read my Twitter feed (which helpfully cross posts my Tweets here), you may have an inkling of what's been going on with me lately.

In a cut, because it is LONG:
Read more... )

And so, we have come to Thursday. All these events have happened IN ONE WEEK. I am worn out. I would also very much like to get a small break, so let's petition the universe for that. It'd be nice.

Now to eat some yogurt and toast, check on Batty again, and give him his second shot. I'm ready to fall over. But I have to close at the DayJob tonight, so I can't do that yet.
doronjosama: (Default)
If you read my Twitter feed (which helpfully cross posts my Tweets here), you may have an inkling of what's been going on with me lately.

In a cut, because it is LONG:
Read more... )

And so, we have come to Thursday. All these events have happened IN ONE WEEK. I am worn out. I would also very much like to get a small break, so let's petition the universe for that. It'd be nice.

Now to eat some yogurt and toast, check on Batty again, and give him his second shot. I'm ready to fall over. But I have to close at the DayJob tonight, so I can't do that yet.
doronjosama: (accomplished)
Not really doing Xmas this year because 1) we're broke (yeah, I said it; the unexpected plumber visit and another unexpected bill tapped me out) and 2) we're ridiculously busy getting ready for January/February conventions. I'm up to my ears in getting Genus #92 and Genus: Male #9 ready for press (and yes, if you have stuff you were planning for Genus: Male, NOW would be the time to get that to us before it's too late!), also up to my ears in getting stock ready for the convention. Yesterday was the first day in a week and a half that I felt normal and not sick, so here's what I got done:

--processed online store orders
--did a bunch of order paperwork
--made some new Project Wonderful ads
--bought new ads on Project Wonderful for our webcomics
--did five loads of laundry
--changed the bed
--did one load of dishes
--packed the week's mail order and auction packages
--printed the postage for said packages
--updated the Radio Comix online store
--posted auctions on both eBay and FurBuy
--dropped off the mail at the post office; had to wait to send two packages the old fashioned way (it was godawful; the place was full of people holding un-packaged objects they wanted to send other people for Xmas. They could have at least put the stuff in a box! Also, only two clerks, to deal with the hordes of people who had never encountered the idea that postage costs money. Good lord!)
--answered some of the probably hundreds and hundreds of emails clogging my inboxes (still massively behind on all that...)
--started compiling the inventory list for Further Confusion, since I have to ship the stuff out in advance
--gave the cats their weekly grooming

Today it's back to the comic shop salt mines; it is Xmas retail there so it's been exhausting.

Obligatory link spam:
New eBay auctions are here! Lots of graphic novels, comics, and other nerdy goodies.
New FurBuy auctions are here! NSFW! Furry comics, adult comics, adult furry comics, the usual.
And hey, we have free comics you can read, too- you can check them out at this link! We still have dirt cheap Project Wonderful ads available on many pages of our site, starting at five cents per bid!

Current media consumed: Manga: Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma; Books: How To Eat by Nigella Lawson; Netflix: The IT Crowd Season 1 and 2
doronjosama: (Default)
Not really doing Xmas this year because 1) we're broke (yeah, I said it; the unexpected plumber visit and another unexpected bill tapped me out) and 2) we're ridiculously busy getting ready for January/February conventions. I'm up to my ears in getting Genus #92 and Genus: Male #9 ready for press (and yes, if you have stuff you were planning for Genus: Male, NOW would be the time to get that to us before it's too late!), also up to my ears in getting stock ready for the convention. Yesterday was the first day in a week and a half that I felt normal and not sick, so here's what I got done:

--processed online store orders
--did a bunch of order paperwork
--made some new Project Wonderful ads
--bought new ads on Project Wonderful for our webcomics
--did five loads of laundry
--changed the bed
--did one load of dishes
--packed the week's mail order and auction packages
--printed the postage for said packages
--updated the Radio Comix online store
--posted auctions on both eBay and FurBuy
--dropped off the mail at the post office; had to wait to send two packages the old fashioned way (it was godawful; the place was full of people holding un-packaged objects they wanted to send other people for Xmas. They could have at least put the stuff in a box! Also, only two clerks, to deal with the hordes of people who had never encountered the idea that postage costs money. Good lord!)
--answered some of the probably hundreds and hundreds of emails clogging my inboxes (still massively behind on all that...)
--started compiling the inventory list for Further Confusion, since I have to ship the stuff out in advance
--gave the cats their weekly grooming

Today it's back to the comic shop salt mines; it is Xmas retail there so it's been exhausting.

Obligatory link spam:
New eBay auctions are here! Lots of graphic novels, comics, and other nerdy goodies.
New FurBuy auctions are here! NSFW! Furry comics, adult comics, adult furry comics, the usual.
And hey, we have free comics you can read, too- you can check them out at this link! We still have dirt cheap Project Wonderful ads available on many pages of our site, starting at five cents per bid!

Current media consumed: Manga: Disappearance Diary by Hideo Azuma; Books: How To Eat by Nigella Lawson; Netflix: The IT Crowd Season 1 and 2
doronjosama: (accomplished)
Twitter and Facebook are nice and fun and all, and good for momentary observations, but I've decided I need to update my journal for real more often. This will take a while to get back into the swing of things! Until then, bits of news I found interesting this morning:

Phthalates may cause hormonal changes in fetuses. Of course it's written a bit scare-tactics-y, sort of an "oh noes, yur babby will be gay!!11!" to use the internet jargon, but it is a weird bit of science. I knew phthalates were bad, but I didn't know they could cause hormone changes. Very strange! (And apologies to my pregnant friends out there, I don't mean to freak you guys out.)

A doctor in China was so into his computer game, he ignored a baby patient to death! I made the D: face when I read that. That's just awful! Online games are actually a horrible social problem in China, from what I've read- people will play them literally until they die. Which is horrible! I just am happy it wasn't Warcraft!

Helena Bonham Carter to play Enid Blyton! This news pleases me, I love historical biopics! And I've been curious about Enid Blyton lately... good on the BBC for realizing I wanted more information. XD

Today is Radio Comix work day; there's lots to do. I've got to write up a couple of press releases for our newest online comics (Trouble Express by Will Allison and Tiger Team Three by Mark Moore), I have to get the mail order ready to go out (and use our brand spanking new postal scale and online postage account- we're in the 21st century finally!), get some auction things scanned and posted, sort more inventory in the garage room; answer email (oh so much email, ow), and finally, do some more editorial work on our next print comics (Genus #92 and Genus: Male #9, which we plan to have done for Further Confusion in January)! Can I cram it all into one day? We shall see!

But hey, the cats are already groomed and coated with their Allerpet-C. It works best when I do it before they get fed, because then they are too busy trying to ingratiate themselves to me, the Keeper of Deliciousness, to fight the grooming process! Ha! Score one for thumbs and a brain bigger than a walnut!
doronjosama: (Default)
Twitter and Facebook are nice and fun and all, and good for momentary observations, but I've decided I need to update my journal for real more often. This will take a while to get back into the swing of things! Until then, bits of news I found interesting this morning:

Phthalates may cause hormonal changes in fetuses. Of course it's written a bit scare-tactics-y, sort of an "oh noes, yur babby will be gay!!11!" to use the internet jargon, but it is a weird bit of science. I knew phthalates were bad, but I didn't know they could cause hormone changes. Very strange! (And apologies to my pregnant friends out there, I don't mean to freak you guys out.)

A doctor in China was so into his computer game, he ignored a baby patient to death! I made the D: face when I read that. That's just awful! Online games are actually a horrible social problem in China, from what I've read- people will play them literally until they die. Which is horrible! I just am happy it wasn't Warcraft!

Helena Bonham Carter to play Enid Blyton! This news pleases me, I love historical biopics! And I've been curious about Enid Blyton lately... good on the BBC for realizing I wanted more information. XD

Today is Radio Comix work day; there's lots to do. I've got to write up a couple of press releases for our newest online comics (Trouble Express by Will Allison and Tiger Team Three by Mark Moore), I have to get the mail order ready to go out (and use our brand spanking new postal scale and online postage account- we're in the 21st century finally!), get some auction things scanned and posted, sort more inventory in the garage room; answer email (oh so much email, ow), and finally, do some more editorial work on our next print comics (Genus #92 and Genus: Male #9, which we plan to have done for Further Confusion in January)! Can I cram it all into one day? We shall see!

But hey, the cats are already groomed and coated with their Allerpet-C. It works best when I do it before they get fed, because then they are too busy trying to ingratiate themselves to me, the Keeper of Deliciousness, to fight the grooming process! Ha! Score one for thumbs and a brain bigger than a walnut!

One Year!

Oct. 12th, 2009 09:19 am
doronjosama: (caramia)
We've been together for more than one year, but Mr. [livejournal.com profile] suarez and I have been married for one whole year today!

One song for me:


And one song for him:


Here's looking at more.

One Year!

Oct. 12th, 2009 09:19 am
doronjosama: (Default)
We've been together for more than one year, but Mr. [livejournal.com profile] suarez and I have been married for one whole year today!

One song for me:


And one song for him:


Here's looking at more.
doronjosama: (tenkittenlove)
To my awesome mom, [livejournal.com profile] obimom! I believe she is 59 today, if my math is right. ^_^

In honor of her birthday, two of her favorite singers performing together, from Saturday Night Live in 1976. I don't think I saw this when it happened live, since I was only 5 then, but she might have. (I would have been in bed, most likely!) This song always makes me think of my mom.



In other Mom-related music news, I finally tracked down a song she and a friend of hers always used to sing to us when we were very small. It's "Big Ted" by the Incredible String Band. I have to say, the version I heard as a kid in my own bedroom was way better than the original version. The original one is weird and warble-y! The other song we often got to hear performed by Mom before bed was "Blackbird" by the Beatles. Multi-talented, that's my mom.
doronjosama: (Default)
To my awesome mom, [livejournal.com profile] obimom! I believe she is 59 today, if my math is right. ^_^

In honor of her birthday, two of her favorite singers performing together, from Saturday Night Live in 1976. I don't think I saw this when it happened live, since I was only 5 then, but she might have. (I would have been in bed, most likely!) This song always makes me think of my mom.



In other Mom-related music news, I finally tracked down a song she and a friend of hers always used to sing to us when we were very small. It's "Big Ted" by the Incredible String Band. I have to say, the version I heard as a kid in my own bedroom was way better than the original version. The original one is weird and warble-y! The other song we often got to hear performed by Mom before bed was "Blackbird" by the Beatles. Multi-talented, that's my mom.

More Bits

Sep. 13th, 2009 09:37 am
doronjosama: (mikako)
Yesterday was very tiring, as our shop hosted the regional Flames of War tournament. It was insanely crowded! I just went into convention mode, but convention mode does tire me out more than usual retail mode. I just don't do huge crowds well, they're kind of anxiety inducing. Over the years, I've learned to handle it better (I had to with all the cons we do), but it takes a lot out of me. So, last night was spent vegging in front of Netflix movies instead of tackling more unpacking. We watched Big Man Japan
and Speed Racer. The first was very weird, but cool (and also depressing); the second was incredibly goofball and way too long. The Wachowskis really need an editor, I think. Glad we didn't spend money in the theatre to see it, as well.

Friday night, we went over to [livejournal.com profile] denshousha's place to celebrate the birthday of the DreamCast system. We had hamburgers, DreamCast-orange cake and played DreamCast games. It was a nice night. [livejournal.com profile] dacantero is in town this weekend, so JAR brought him over there- we had a nice chat and I took possession of some gorgeous new art for one of the sites and for the next Genus.

Today is my one day off for the week (Mondays being used exclusively for Radio work, so it's not actually a day off), so I plan to do some more stuff around the house. And other fun things like cleaning cat boxes, grooming the cats (we've been using Allerpet/C on them every week, and it actually does make a difference with the allergens), scanning stuff for auctions, and doing dishes and laundry. My life is so exciting! I might go to PetsMart to get some cat supplies later.

Currently Reading: Comics: Love & Rockets: New Stories Vol. 2 by Los Bros. Hernandez; Manga: Oishinbo: Fish, Sushi and Sashimi by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki; Books: Inventing Japan: An Unconventional Account of the Postwar Years by William Chapman.

And now, AUCTIONS! Buy this stuff, good lord, I have zero room for it in the house! D:
New eBay auctions are here! Comics and graphic novels, mostly. More to come later in the week!
New FurBuy auctions are here! Not Work Safe!

More Bits

Sep. 13th, 2009 09:37 am
doronjosama: (Default)
Yesterday was very tiring, as our shop hosted the regional Flames of War tournament. It was insanely crowded! I just went into convention mode, but convention mode does tire me out more than usual retail mode. I just don't do huge crowds well, they're kind of anxiety inducing. Over the years, I've learned to handle it better (I had to with all the cons we do), but it takes a lot out of me. So, last night was spent vegging in front of Netflix movies instead of tackling more unpacking. We watched Big Man Japan
and Speed Racer. The first was very weird, but cool (and also depressing); the second was incredibly goofball and way too long. The Wachowskis really need an editor, I think. Glad we didn't spend money in the theatre to see it, as well.

Friday night, we went over to [livejournal.com profile] denshousha's place to celebrate the birthday of the DreamCast system. We had hamburgers, DreamCast-orange cake and played DreamCast games. It was a nice night. [livejournal.com profile] dacantero is in town this weekend, so JAR brought him over there- we had a nice chat and I took possession of some gorgeous new art for one of the sites and for the next Genus.

Today is my one day off for the week (Mondays being used exclusively for Radio work, so it's not actually a day off), so I plan to do some more stuff around the house. And other fun things like cleaning cat boxes, grooming the cats (we've been using Allerpet/C on them every week, and it actually does make a difference with the allergens), scanning stuff for auctions, and doing dishes and laundry. My life is so exciting! I might go to PetsMart to get some cat supplies later.

Currently Reading: Comics: Love & Rockets: New Stories Vol. 2 by Los Bros. Hernandez; Manga: Oishinbo: Fish, Sushi and Sashimi by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki; Books: Inventing Japan: An Unconventional Account of the Postwar Years by William Chapman.

And now, AUCTIONS! Buy this stuff, good lord, I have zero room for it in the house! D:
New eBay auctions are here! Comics and graphic novels, mostly. More to come later in the week!
New FurBuy auctions are here! Not Work Safe!
doronjosama: (ancient)
So, when did FurBuy go from being free to use to charging for services? Wasn't their big fat selling point that they were free and would always be free...? As a free user I can only list five auctions there at a time. Debating whether to return to FurBid (where no one seems to actually bid anymore, except on costume pieces) or whether to shell out the FurBuy annual user fee so I can actually list a decent amount of stuff at once. Hrrm.

We received our final electric bill from CPS for the now-empty Radio apartment, and they are apparently on crack cocaine there, as they are convinced we owe them $512. I am not kidding. We just paid the electric bill in full on August 10. How we managed to use three months worth of power in part of a month, part of a month when we didn't even have any electronics PLUGGED IN, I have no idea. I will be going down there on my next day off and insisting on only speaking to a supervisor, because I've already dealt with a phone peon and she was USELESS. Because also? According to the phone peon, we were billed twice for two or three days- as in, they were counted on one 35-day billing cycle, and then counted on the next 31-day billing cycle. Personally, I think they are scamming like crazy since I cancelled my account with them (don't need it, Casa de Suarez already has power in the Husband's name). They also did not provide me with a breakdown of our usage, which you can guarantee I am going to insist they show me.

Anyway! Big shakes in the comic industry these last couple of weeks. First the whole Marvel/Disney deal, and now Paul Levitz stepping down at DC, who are now to be known as DC Entertainment. I never met Levitz (the last two DC honchos I ever met were Julie Schwartz and Mike Carlin, who probably doesn't know me from Black Adam...), but by all accounts he seems like a jake fellow. And hey, now he gets to write again, which is awesome. (I'm always behind editor/publisher types getting to do what probably pulled them into comics in the first place!) I'm just hoping we get some new decent Wonder Woman merch when all the dust settles, because honestly, she should be a licensing bonanza and somehow, she kinda isn't.

This last Sunday, the Husband took me to see Public Enemies (which I loved, despite some factual inaccuracies- but all the clothes were right on) and bought me dinner at The Lion & Rose (which aside from the food, was kinda sucky- worst service ever). It was a nice break from the grind of work, unpacking and Radio stuff. He's still doing comedy open mics in his off hours (he finally got hired and is now in training at a bank job). I haven't done much comic/manga/book reading lately, due to the move, but I did buy and devour Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga. Great stuff! There's likewise been no time to watch anything, so I've just been half-paying-attention when the Husband watches the American version of The Office on Netflix.

And now, AUCTIONS! Buy this stuff, good lord, I have zero room for it in the house! D:
New eBay auctions are here! Comics and graphic novels, mostly. More to come later in the week!
New FurBuy auctions are here! Not Work Safe! And yeah, all five of them. Which is paltry. Hrrm.
doronjosama: (Default)
So, when did FurBuy go from being free to use to charging for services? Wasn't their big fat selling point that they were free and would always be free...? As a free user I can only list five auctions there at a time. Debating whether to return to FurBid (where no one seems to actually bid anymore, except on costume pieces) or whether to shell out the FurBuy annual user fee so I can actually list a decent amount of stuff at once. Hrrm.

We received our final electric bill from CPS for the now-empty Radio apartment, and they are apparently on crack cocaine there, as they are convinced we owe them $512. I am not kidding. We just paid the electric bill in full on August 10. How we managed to use three months worth of power in part of a month, part of a month when we didn't even have any electronics PLUGGED IN, I have no idea. I will be going down there on my next day off and insisting on only speaking to a supervisor, because I've already dealt with a phone peon and she was USELESS. Because also? According to the phone peon, we were billed twice for two or three days- as in, they were counted on one 35-day billing cycle, and then counted on the next 31-day billing cycle. Personally, I think they are scamming like crazy since I cancelled my account with them (don't need it, Casa de Suarez already has power in the Husband's name). They also did not provide me with a breakdown of our usage, which you can guarantee I am going to insist they show me.

Anyway! Big shakes in the comic industry these last couple of weeks. First the whole Marvel/Disney deal, and now Paul Levitz stepping down at DC, who are now to be known as DC Entertainment. I never met Levitz (the last two DC honchos I ever met were Julie Schwartz and Mike Carlin, who probably doesn't know me from Black Adam...), but by all accounts he seems like a jake fellow. And hey, now he gets to write again, which is awesome. (I'm always behind editor/publisher types getting to do what probably pulled them into comics in the first place!) I'm just hoping we get some new decent Wonder Woman merch when all the dust settles, because honestly, she should be a licensing bonanza and somehow, she kinda isn't.

This last Sunday, the Husband took me to see Public Enemies (which I loved, despite some factual inaccuracies- but all the clothes were right on) and bought me dinner at The Lion & Rose (which aside from the food, was kinda sucky- worst service ever). It was a nice break from the grind of work, unpacking and Radio stuff. He's still doing comedy open mics in his off hours (he finally got hired and is now in training at a bank job). I haven't done much comic/manga/book reading lately, due to the move, but I did buy and devour Ooku: The Inner Chambers Vol. 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga. Great stuff! There's likewise been no time to watch anything, so I've just been half-paying-attention when the Husband watches the American version of The Office on Netflix.

And now, AUCTIONS! Buy this stuff, good lord, I have zero room for it in the house! D:
New eBay auctions are here! Comics and graphic novels, mostly. More to come later in the week!
New FurBuy auctions are here! Not Work Safe! And yeah, all five of them. Which is paltry. Hrrm.

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