I survived Tropical Storm Irene…yeah, that’s right, TROPICAL STORM Irene. Of course, you wouldn’t know it looking at all the damage out there.
Trees down everywhere you look. Power, cable, and telephone lines are either bent, snapped, or a rat’s nest from hell. You know what that means…
They’re talking no power until Friday likely…and about a full week before everything is back to normal.
The no-power bit isn’t what’s bugging me…it’s the fact that I have to chuck a bunch of dairy products out of my fridge tonight. Although, really I should be thankful I’m not losing more. The only perishable thing in the freezer that cannot be re-frozen in the work break room is a pound of boneless pork ribs which shall be tonight’s caveman dinner…
Me cook with fire…
Cook with fire outside…
You know, that sort of thing. The rest I can deal with. Well…all but one other thing.
It’s a little thing but still it pisses me off. I bought a MP Rodimus Prime on Saturday to help ride out the storm with me and low and behold, I open it up Sunday to find that his shoulder plastic damn near disintegrated in the box. The mere action of opening up his hand panel was enough to snap the entire arm off.
And of course now since there’s no power anywhere really…I have to wait to return him. And again, it isn’t the fact that I have to wait so much is the fact that I can see them giving me a big deal about it no matter how idiotic the argument.
"Why didn’t you return him Sunday if it was broken?"
"…really? You have NO IDEA why?"
Realistically I’m sure there’ll be no issues, but that’s what I do unfortunately. I get worked up and create problems in my head that won’t necessarily take place in real life. I’ve been trying to work on that actually, but you know…it’s hard to break a habit of personality.
Anywho…this week should prove interesting, especially since I leave for Maine for a week on Sunday. Here’s hoping I get power back before then, if only for the sake of my House-sitters.
Long story short, I gots some super nasty weather heading my way if you haven’t heard. It’s supposed to make landfall sometime Sunday, which means I’ll be spending the next few days battening down the hatches bot at home and work.
So, that means no AVERY LIBRARY progress…sorry. I’ll get to it when I get to it.
In the meantime, just hope that the wind doesn’t rip the roof off the house or something, cause then I’d be really screwed…
Finished Beneath the Bleeding last night…not as good as Torment of Others, but still pretty damn good.
After long deliberation, I think I’m going to start reading The Gunslinger by Stephen King next. I was gonna go for A Brief History of Time, but the new Dexter novel comes out in October and I foresee a book written by Stephen Hawking being a loooooooong read.
Rifftrax was quite enjoyable, as very much expected…Chipotle was delicious, also as very much expected…and so goes day two of my three day busy like a mofo stretch.
Tomorrow is simple enough, just work. Nothing too fancy. But, I get fed, which is nice so there’s that.
After that, it’s onto payday which is nice because I’m officially broke. Not to mention Rifftrax gave us 15% off for joining them tonight, which is very nice. Guess I’m getting me a DVD of House on Haunted Hill that I’ve put off for far too long.
This weekend is whispering sweet nothings into my ear, making promises of sitting in my underwear on the couch and playing Monsterpocolypse. Perhaps, if the weekend is truly kind, some falling asleep on the couch while watching Godzilla movies…
Ahhhh…if only such a glorious world existed. But a man can dream can he not?
Doing a bit of research for an upcoming character for AVERY LIBRARY and need some help from my British friends…or, anyone who follows my tumblr who happens to be Brit because now that I think about it, I really don’t have any British friends I’m aware of.
Anyways, regardless…there are just a few things I need to know.
1. This particular character is from northern England, specifically Roundhay, West Yorkshire, and therefore speaks with a Yorkshire/Leeds accent. Are there any particular words or phrases that are considered a regional dialect to that area? For Example: In america Grinder, Hoagie, Hero, Sub are all regional dialects for an Italian bread sandwich.
2. Is it considered more acceptable (aka less offensive) to write British dialogue in true english, or is it acceptable to attempt and convey the accent? For example: “Here” vs. ” ‘ere.” etc
The first steppe is admitting you have a problem...
My friend:I don't even know why I'm trying to find a gf anymore, if I do she's just gunna break up with me in 3 months when Skyrim comes out anyway
Me:I feel the same way...only instead of a video game release, it's a trip to the NH state liquor store, and instead of Skyrim it's a handle of Jim Beam Black...and instead of a break up, it's liver failure
Sweating like a mofo…but then again, that’s what happens when you dedicate a humid August day to getting ripped. Sure I feel like a soggy Bigfoot with arms as limp as noodles NOW…but give it a few months and I’ll be one sexy beast. I’m talking truly jacked.
The kind of awesome definition your could sign a check off of.
I’ll need a 3 day background check before wearing a shirt without sleeves.
Women will swoon, and men will grow green with envy.
ATLAS HIMSELF WILL ASK A BROTHER FOR A HAND BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE EARTH IS TOTALLY HEAVY!
…wait…what was I talking about? I got off topic.
Anyways, point being…no comic work getting done tonight.