October 15th, 2006

More Thievery

Right. I got home from work last night, did a bunch of stuff on here, then went upstairs to play some Phoenix Wright before I went to bed. Lo and behold, my DS Lite is gone. I wasn't that worried, because it was obvious Naomi took it, but I was more angry that she would even dare do such a thing. See, it's not so much the stuff that gets taken that I don't like. After nearly $200, my closet key, several comics, my DS Lite, and numerous other things, I can't bring myself to even care. It's just the idea that she seems to think she can go into my room whenever she so desires and take things.

Anyways, getting back on topic, at supper tonight, the subject of her taking it got brought up, and she excused herself from the table in a hurry. Comes back down about 5 minutes later, and says something about "I'll sit with you guys, but I'm not talking to you", and I thought nothing of it. However, after getting up from the table and wandering around, I realized "she could've very well put my DS back", so I went up and checked, and there it was.

However, it's now just after 9, and we ate supper around 6:30. All that time in between I figured that Phoenix Wright must still be in the DS, so I just went up to check a couple minutes ago, and there's nothing in it. What's more, I figured "Okay, maybe she put it back in with the rest of my games", so I went to check, and guess what? My whole little case of GBA and DS games is gone. That's almost 40 of them! She denied the whole thing, of course, and once Adam confronted her about it, she started crying, presumably to gain the sympathy of my Mom who was sitting right beside her, and that's where we left off. I'm just hoping now that once Mom goes to bed (as Dad and Adam already are), she'll put them back.

Seriously, if she wants to play the games that badly, I'll let her use my other DS (one of the larger ones). She's supposedly (read: unwillingly) trying to get a job at Tim Hortons, but lord knows it'll take a while before that happens, but as far as I'm concerned, as long as she gives my games back, I'll let her borrow my regular DS and one game of her choice, just until she saves up enough to buy one of her own. If it comes to the point where she does save up enough money for one (or whenever we get the money our Grandpa left us, whichever comes first), and she doesn't want to buy one of them, I'll take it back. It's the simple concept of getting loaned something until you can afford it yourself.

Anyways, right now, I'm waiting for 10 to come so I can start recording Sunday Services from DefCon. I missed Chaos Theory Radio earlier on (I was playing Okami), but one's better than none. I'm also contemplating going up to 7-11 and Tim Hortons (because the latter just opened up behind 7-11), but it all depends on whether I find something to hold my interest enough that I don't want to get up :x

I should be washing my Taco Bell uniform right now, as it got caked in sour cream, lime sauce, pico, and who knows what else last night (long story), but I also need to have a shower, and both can't be happening at once, so I don't know what I'm going to do. Tomorrow's going to suck, as we have to be out to Tilbury for 1 to get our hair cut (me and my Mom are going).

Meh. I think what I'm going to do is wait 'till 10, then start recording Sunday Services, start my laundry, then head to 7-11. It's going to be at least 3 in the morning before I get to bed, so given that, I should easily have enough time to do all that and still have a shower.

I might get back to Okami a bit later, but I don't know right now. I'm up to just starting the Wawku Shrine, and so far, I've gotten all the Stray Beads possible, aside from Blockhead Grande's. That's going to be a big pain in the ass to do, unless I get Adam to help me with it or something. The only ones I can't get right now are back in Shinshu Field, and those require you to to beat Lechku and Nechku first. One funny thing with it is that when I started this second file I'm working on, both my Money-Carryable amount (I can't remember the name right now) and my Astral Pouches were full in the upgrade screen. I had the rest filled up about right around fighting Orochi for the first time, so I've had the rest of the game to collect praise that I've no use for. Right now it's at 4000 something, and the frightening thing is that I could get at least another thousand before I beat the game. My Yen's not doing so bad this time either, as I had just over 2 million after leaving the Astral Gate.

I think that's all I have to say for right now though.
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What did I Say?

An hour ago now I got ready to go to 7-11, so I went upstairs and put my jacket on, and took a quick glance in the box of all my games on my top bunk. Nothing. However, I glanced over at my dresser, and there they were. I don't yet know if Phoenix Wright is in there or not, but chances are it is. If not, I'll just buy a new one :p Now would be a perfect time to get a lock on my door, but I don't know what Dad would say about it. See, the only way into his room is through mine. Yeah. It's great when I want privacy :s If only I could take over his room and he could take over mine - that'd work, but it's really not feasible. It'd be awesome if we could do it, but it's not going to happen. Bah.

Anyways, that's why having a lock on my door wouldn't work. Yeah, my Dad could have a key as well, but if she had to choose between the two, Naomi would probably try to get his, and I can see her succeeding. Like, I can't hide stuff in my closet, because that's where all my personal stuff is, and even if I were to figure out a way to get everything in there, she has the key anyways! It's one of those ridiculously old locks, with a key that looks like this as well.

About half a month ago now, I had $100 in my pocket that I had withdrawn from my bank account. The next time I went to get that money, there was about $35 left, so I took that and hid it in an empty kleenex box on the table at the head of my bed, and put a roll of toilet paper over the hole so that nobody could see it. When I went to get that the next day, it was gone. Then after that, I had a little envelope of all my change of a quarter or above underneath my bottom bunk. That stayed there for a good bit of time, but it still disappeared eventually.

The only hiding place that actually worked was underneath some blankets on my top bunk, but I can't use that spot now. See, I keep my pad for DDR Mario Mix up there, but since our cats tend to lay up there most of the day, I can't very well leave it uncovered or anything, so I originally put a comforter I wasn't using on top of it. Between the mattress and the comforter is where I hid money before. Now, however, since it's getting colder by the day, I actually use said comforter at night, so I needed to find something else to cover the pad up. I have a blanket sort of thing with a wolf pattern on it that I got for Christmas some years back, and I haven't used it at all since, namely because I unbuttoned the thing and now I can't get it back together :s Anyways, I put that on top of the pad first, which worked, but it's pretty thin, and it didn't cover the whole mattress, so I looked for something else I could use. I found a spare mattress cover for my top bunk, and put that on, which works quite good for what I want it to do. However, because it's one of the elastic-type things, I can't very well lift it up to hide money underneath without having to go through the frustrating process of getting it back on afterwards.

On the topic of Naomi getting a job at Tim Hortons though, I did go to the one by 7-11. It's nice. I saw Jarrod working there (someone that used to volunteer at Heart and Stroke), so in retrospect, I should've asked him if they were hiring, and told him about what was going on with Naomi. Too late now, although I'll pass the idea along to Mom and see what she says. Everyone else in this house except Naomi has a paying job, so it's about time she got one, and started contributing towards what me and Adam have to - internet (although even if she did, she wouldn't be using this computer to surf it - it's mine >:)), gas, $100 every month to Dad who uses it for some unknown reason, and then whatever else for what she wants.

I have to do the same thing, and I've gone from having about $500 in my bank account, to ~$3800 just from trying not to spend all the money I earn. Dad still owes me $2500, as I loaned him that so he could get the van fixed, as of the Thursday after next, I'll have easily $4000 in my account, and to top it all off our money from Grandpa should be arriving before the year is over, which I believe is something like $10000. It's almost certainly more, from what I remember though :o Not having a debit card really helps when it comes to saving, although it can be an inconvenience at times. I wouldn't have it any other way though. At least not until I see what's available :)

Anyhow, that's alot more than I originally planned to type :x That should be it for now, but I'm not guaranteeing anything :p Time to go get my laundry...
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