Caught in a trap… I can’t walk out… because I love you too much, baby

So there was this dumbass question in the percentage review in the dumbass math section of our dumbass textbook. “Convert to a percentage,” it says, and one of the numbers it gives is 0.87 1/4. So that’s point eight seven and one fourth. THIS IS NOT A REAL NUMBER. Of course when I raised this objection, his face replied that the point of the problem was to see if you remember the trick of moving the decimal to create a percentage, so of course the answer was eighty-seven and a quarter percent.

WHAT OF COURSE. You cannot start with a faulty premise like that. You can’t say, “Take this illegitimate number and apply legitimate mathematics to it.” Aaarrrrrggghhhh, that’s so frustrating.

OK, enough of that. On a happier note. I did a random vanity search today and discovered that my book is available on Amazon.jp. I don’t know why I should be so tickled by this, but I am.

Hey, guess what! Ten days ’til my birthday! ^_______^

I’m almost through the i section on mom’s alpha list. This is by far the most populous letter, what with all the I‘s, In‘s, and If‘s. You’d think, this being a Christian thing, that j might be the most commonly-used letter for the beginning of songs, but in actuality the j section is quite small (though what’s there does mostly start with “Jesus”). Anyway, once I’m through with i it will all essentially be downhill from there; I can practically taste the new computer *__*

Here is pairing meme. Day 21: Favorite 'opposites attract' couple

Dear pesky plumbers…

I neglected the treadmill for two days in a row, and then walked yesterday, and now my left leg is all sore, mou. But since I’m cramping anyway (because it’s that week), what’s a little more pain killer? Whatevs.

Has anyone else watched the leaked first episode of The Legend of Korra? Because asdfghjklruwieduhewh SO MUCH LOVE. It reminded me of Cowboy Bebop, which I did not expect. Now I have to wait a freaking month for more WHAT WILL I DOOOOO.

Yesterday was freakishly busy at work, on account of the machine is back up (knock on wood) and all the customers came in to pick up their delayed orders and drop off telve billion more. I’m expecting another day like that today, but this place is impossible to predict. If we turn out to be slow, I shall work on ASZz.

Speaking of writing… expect a small Plastic-world story later this week, and brace for pop culture reference. I’d like to have a picture to go with it, but I’m having the damndest time finding decent photo refs to work from for the moment I want to draw. Ah, if only Mostle and Jakebii were around…

OK, I’d better wrap this up before the very act of composing a journal entry jinxes me and it gets miserably busy again.

P, quiz, M, birthday

P is beginning to be quite visibly preggers. The other day I was at my parents’ house and she came in and I squeed at her, “Why are you so cute!!!” She replied, “Because of my great big belly.” Then my dad put in, “Same for me,” and patted his belly. We all started laughing so much, and then P said, “Yeah, people come up to dad on the street and say, ‘Why are you so cute!!!’ and he says, ‘Because of my great big belly.'” Then we laughed even harder. P and her boi Kyle are getting married next week, and the week after that there is a reception for them at my parents’ house… because of this, my mom has gone all Mrs. Weasley getting things ready.

Speaking of item, a quiz result:

Wood type: olive
Length: 11½ inches
Core: Kelpie Hair

get your own wand!

M is around for a while, so we have been hanging out muchly. We went to see Hairspray (which was made of love) yesterday, and have been watching lots of Avatar. OMFG, the next Avatar DVD comes out in freaking OCTOBER; I thought I was going to have to wait until, like, next summer for it. Anyway, we painted some item and went to get bubble tea and that was awesome. I am still annoyed that I cannot go to Utah next week.

Next week, incidentally, is my birthday. If anyone around feels like providing me wis a birthday present, what I want is line-art to color. But not line-art that you’ve already colored or intend to color, because that doesn’t feel at all special on me.

Oh, yeah. We went to Red Robin for my birthday yesterday (seeing as the family will be out of town next weekend), and everyone except me had forgotten their wallet XD So I paid for my $78 birthday lunch. My mom paid me back as soon as we got home, but it was amusing, especially to our waiter. Of course I got my birthday free burger coupon from Red Robin today… well, I suppose that just means I have an excuse to go again…

Now I am feenished wis this one.

Avatar, Amelia dream, work stuff

K, entry time. I have meant to make an entry for the last couple of days, but… well, I shall explain.

For a long while I’ve meant to try to watch some Avatar – The Last Airbender, resultant upon having seen some bits of some episodes and thinking it looked really really cool. So on Sunday I bought the boxed set for the first book/season, figuring I would check it out and that if it sucked I could just sell the thing. I started watching it after work on Monday, and HOLY CRAP. I didn’t stop until way past my bedtime; I made it more than halfway through. BEST SHOW EVER. I finished yesterday; I am madly in love.

I am also traumatized that the next boxed set doesn’t come out until September, so I will have to buy all the individual Earth DVD’s to see what happens next. Is Zuko’s sister as big a drama whore as he is? Will they kill off Iroh because his voice actor died? (Incidentally, I recognized his voice like boom right away) Is it possible for Aang to be any more cute and edible? Do I get my own flying bison?? AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! And EVEN WORSE is that it will be twelve million years before I can ever see the third season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I was glancing over the wikipedia page trying not to spoil myself but unable to resist, and I came upon this: On January 8, 2007, Paramount Pictures’ MTV Films and Nick Movies announced that they have signed M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the series, the first of which will encompass the main characters’ adventures of Book one. I WILL FUCKING DIE. Shyamalan is one of my gods, and this show is my new love, and the thought of them combined will DESTROY ME wis love and joy kwikli.

So yeah. Avatar. It’s Aang’s fault I haven’t posted in my lj this week. P.S. I am in love wis Katara.

What else was I going to say? Oh, yeah… I dreamed I was at work, but my work was more like a school. I heard they were offering VTO (voluntary time off), but only for girls who got off before eight. I fit into that category, so I headed downstairs (though there were no stairs and I had to jump down a shaft of some sort) to take advantage of teh VTO. But by the time I got up to the counter where I was to talk to the person to sign up for this VTO, I was Amelia and the person was my daughter who’d been kidnapped as a baby by Sethos and raised as a criminal. And instead of signing people up for VTO, she was selling antiquities… except they were mostly chains (e.g. necklaces wis no pendants) and a couple of watches. We had some kind of cryptic exchange that made sense and was clever in the dream but that was rather puzzling when I woke up. Which was right then, so I didn’t get to witness teh mas drama.

Maturity level at my work is mysticism. “Adherence is the most impo tant part of your job,” the dry erase board reads. “Make sure you c ock in and out for your breaks properly.” Speaking of work, it makes the day seem so freaking long when my breaks are balanced badly. Especially when we’re really busy, which we have been lately. Today was the first non-busy day in a long time. Also speaking of work, they’re changing my schedule again -__- Soon I shall be working 8-16. Mou.

OK, that’s all the squealing I need to do right now. Time for productivity. TEH VAMPIES.