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Hello, all! For those of you who're wondering why I've dropped off the face of the earth for... *checks calendar*...two months? Really? Anyway, I'm not dead. Just extremely busy now that I'm working full time at the local hospital. It's a pretty awesome job-- there's a lot to do and my co-workers are just fantastic (they actually thank me for doing a good job every time my shift's over), and the hours are pretty flexible.

I'm also working at Bath & Body Works, which I guess is all right, but I made the mistake of starting my shift there directly after my shift at the hospital. May I never be that exhausted again. Gah.  I think I'm going to let them know that I can only work on the weekends from now on.

So anyway, yeah. This time I actually have a legitimate reason for disappearing, instead of "Kaiya is too lazy to update her journal." XD

One of my favorite series of books as a kid were the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. It had everything that tickled my early adolescent fancy-- a princess who could kick ass, a sassy witch, talking cats, a "techno-geek" magician... oh yes, and dragons. There were a lot of those.

One of the things that really got me excited, though, was that the proclaimed King of Dragons-- who was said princess's good friend-- was actually female. When one of the characters was confused as to why a female dragon would take the role of king and not queen, the princess offered this explanation: "'King of Dragons' is the name of a job. It has nothing to do with gender."

Needless to say, this blew my young mind as well as got me thinking "well, why not?" After all, it doesn't seem to be written in stone that a king has to be a man-- it's just sort of implied, as far as I can tell. But still, why should a king always be a man? We're pretty progressive and open-minded now-- isn't it time to do away with those types of gender roles?

I'm sure you guys have figured out by now that I'm going somewhere with this. You're right, and so I'm sure you can imagine how utterly ecstatic I was when I read this particular story. Just... that is absolutely awesome. Hell yes.

Sep. 10th, 2009

To paraphrase Goldilocks and the Three Bears, "Someone has been stealing from my bank account."

I recently got a bank statement that was rather troubling. There was a payment I don't remember making for $79.00 to DirectTV Inc. We don't have DirectTV, and even if we did, why would I, a starving college graduate, be the one making the payments?

I called the bank about the discrepancy, and they said it would probably take seven to ten business days to sort everything out.

I'm only slightly worried, but mostly extremely confused how they managed to get ahold of one of my checks. My mom told me that these were troubled times, and more and more people were turning to small crimes as a way to make ends meet, but honestly. DirectTV? I could understand if they used it to buy food with it, but...

Hopefully this will work itself out and I'll be able to get my money back.

Wow I've been horrible about updating this.

In which I get long-winded about events in my life. Again.Collapse )

...I've really gotta stop waiting until I have to make a long-ass post just to keep up with what's going on. XD

I just got my first visit from some Jehovah's Witnesses.


...is it odd that I feel kinda special now? XD

Mar. 20th, 2009

Dear Emotions,

Can we not have the utter clusterfuck that we had last night? Because that was annoying as all hell and not pleasant for anyone. Seriously, work with me here. Don't force me to make good on my promise to kill you in the face.

No love,
The Girl Who Just Wants to Be Happy, Dammit

Story time, comrades! Gather round!

Listen in awe as the brave Kaiya battles the evil research paper!Collapse )

So! In other, less mind-shattering news, has anyone seen this site before? It's kinda like all of those MMORPGs that you find everywhere, except apparently you get rewards for doing household chores. You heard me. Household chores. Like, in real life. That... has got to be one of the most awesome things I've ever heard.

Edit: Huh. I just realized that I hit the 500-entry mark with this one. I don't know whether to congratulate or scold myself for being such a dedicated dork. :p