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04 June 2007 @ 01:35 pm
the letter of the law...  
An appraiser calls me on the phone:

appraiser: "Hey, do you need appointments for appraisals?"
me: "Yes, we need to set up all appointments in advance."
appraiser: "Oh, well if you need advance notice, I'd like to set up an appointment for ten minutes from now."
me: "..."

Also, if you ever wondered why I'm so incredibly weird (and the "formative childhood years spent in a pseudo-cult" wasn't a good enough reason), this is what my dad was doing for a living when I was an impressionable preschooler. It's probably not clear from the video clips, so I'll explain: he used to write and tour these shows that were part classical piano concerts and part stand-up comedy -- sort of the poor man's Canadian Victor Borge. I think this was just after the phase of the existentialist performance-art videos, and just before the aforementioned pseudo-cult. I love my family. Nobody's family is as cool as mine. I'm the black sheep because I have a 9-5 job with benefits and wear nylons. :)

For the record -- I've been MIA from the intarweb for a lot of reasons (work = insane, sister = having a nervous breakdown, boyfriend = twice my age yet totally awesome, world of warcraft = downloaded). Please to comment if anything of magnitude has occurred in the past week or two!
 
 
am: werk
feel: amusedamused
hear: Eva Cassidy
 
 
 
A.j.: geekyaj on June 4th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
I love your family. For real. It makes my commune-childhood seem so.. boring.

Also, HAY I GET TO SEE YOU IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!!
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
YOU CHANGED YOUR NAME.

THIS IS NEWS.

OMG, I am so fully thrilled that you are coming to viiiiiisiiiiiit in less than a weeeeeek!!

Sister goes: "What TV shows does she watch?"
me: "... everything, actually."
sister: "GREAT! We'll get along fine."
A.j.: happyaj on June 4th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
I DID!! And am still a bit freaked out about it. (CHANGE, LR. CHANGE IS SKEERY!)

*does a little dance* Saturday evening! Do you still have the flight info? Wait, I totally need my flight info.. *makes face*

And horray! After.. Huh. Holy crap, Little Red! We've known each other for three and some years!!! Anyway, after 3+ years, I shall meet The Sister! (And yes, I really do watch everything. Sigh. Oh, life.)
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
You will meet The Sister! And she has been in the throes of an epic nervous breakdown for the past 10 days or so, but things should be better by Saturday is the hope, so no worries! :)

OMG, have we really known each other for 3+ years!? OH LIFE.

We will have to watch lots of Voyager, I think. We have started the series over again as it airs on teevee.

And regarding your namechange: HEY, at least no one will freak out on their flists and go "OMG WHO IS THAT!?" like if you had picked "dandyflower4000" or something. ;)
fyca: Moni duhfyca on June 4th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I have a black eye. Lesson: catch frisbees with your hands, not your face.
Little Red: wayside - established fact - phibbymylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Noted!
jammer0307jammer0307 on June 4th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
I've been to Europe and back, and am currently jobless.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
That is indeed news!

Have you picked a destination yet for where you will live and look for work?
jammer0307jammer0307 on June 4th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Nope, just hoping to get a job.
Little Red: sg - part of the job - lifelongflingmylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
I have great love for temp agencies, especially "AppleOne" if there's one in your area. Good resource.
jammer0307jammer0307 on June 5th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Well, I'll be talking to my people. There aren't any temp agencies in da U.P., but the Anishinaabe employ their own, so I stand a good chance of getting a job with them.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
I thought you wanted to get out of da U.P... are you going to work first for $$?
jammer0307jammer0307 on June 5th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
To put it simply - I save money by living at home. I have apps put in, but the process for these particular jobs takes awhile, so I need a job in the meantime.
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Little Red: lc - super funny - letsey_xmylittleredgirl on June 4th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
I can't deal with the undead. OMG. Can. not. deal. Because I am DEATHLY afraid of zombies like you WOULD NOT BELIEVE.

Also, spiders. Not so much in real life, but the giant man-eating spiders in the game? FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR!

Over the weekend, my sister and I created little gnome avatars of ourselves. We are twins with pigtails and are stupidly cute and are named "eekum" and "squeekum" (our childhood nicknames).

I really dislike fantasy genre stuff for the most part, but it's very therapeutic to go kill things after a long day at the office. ;)
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on June 6th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Have you seen that PS2 game Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance? We used to jump down the halls in our underwear all the time. (Yes, jump; it was faster than walking.)
Sallyslm76 on June 4th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
hey, hey... I've actually got a post directed to you (and a few others). I need your mailing addy.
Little Red: lc - naughty idea - _toiletseatgirlmylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Done!

And ooooh!
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on June 5th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
I went to my five-year reunion and HATED it!! Most of my classmates were silly, arrogant fools and I spent much of the weekend hiding out at the Hall, lest another investment banker from New York City sneer at my country-dwelling lifestyle.

I also felt MUCH GUILT at STILL not having called you back, which was now a LONG time ago because when you called I was in ARKANSAS and now I can't even remember when that was. May, I think. I will call you back, but first I have to actually put your number into my cell phone so that when I am driving around with no one to talk to (which is the only time I return phone calls, really) I will see your number and call you.

I can't wait to get to work with its high-speed connection to witness the proof of your family's awesomeness.

Oh, and I bought a house. But you knew that already. I'm starting to pack -- moving in July!!

*love*
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-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on June 5th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
OMG I <3 YOUR DAD!!!

Those clips are *brilliant*.
Little Red: sga - canada - elly427mylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
My dad is totally awesome!! I remember watching the videotape for this show oooooover and oooooover when I was younger. Of course, I should watch it again, because I'll bet a lot of the humor flew over my head. ;)

I <3 my random dorky artsy family.
Little Red: st anthony hall - delta psimylittleredgirl on June 5th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
OMG, that's so awful that your reunion was full of evil!! How ridiculous. Your country-dwelling lifestyle is FABOO and dewd, you're about to own your own house and are markedly happier than most people our age, so what are they complaining about??

Don't feel guilty!! I hadn't called you in forever!! I call random people whenever I'm waiting for trains. :)
Alice: Stephie Mulder/Scully at dinerviolettavalery on June 5th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
*waves* I'm just getting into SGA and The Sparky, and not only are your snarks hilarious, but you're a J/C fan? Too much awesomeness. Therefore, if it's all right, I'm friending you.
icarus: dragonsicarus_abides on June 5th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Please to comment if anything of magnitude has occurred in the past week or two!

Mountains are awesome. Southern California is relaxing. Hollywood is scary. Tucson is pretty. Phoenix is awful. Vegas is omgshiny.

Unemployment rocks.

(I prefer to overlook the reality of things such as bills. No fun.)

boyfriend = twice my age yet totally awesome

Ohh! I just finished with one of those. Great guy, treated me like a princess. No one really understood our relationship at all but that didn't matter and it was totally worth it in the end ;)
רותם שחר (Ro): miss txfroothekittykat on June 5th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
that's a silly conversation :D

I started my masters research and GET TO RUN IN CORNFIELDS!!! and install soil moisture sensing equipment and pick peaches and nectarines and get free vegetables! :D my job is amazing :D
ornithoptercat: yumornithoptercat on June 6th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
Dude, I want a job where I can eat peaches right offa the trees. YUM!
רותם שחר (Ro): hug squeeroothekittykat on June 7th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
heee, I absolutely love my job.

today, I got to pick blueberries and more peaches. they'd already picked the plumbs, but got to take a bunch of those, I got some cantelopes, and a watermelon!! :D
MegTDJ: Kate Sun Hug - dirsimeg_tdj on June 5th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
I posted picspam of myself as a wee girl! And one of you and the Gleee!car!! Go check it out! :)