July 2nd, 2008

More Fun With the Tail(s)~

On the way across the Third Street bridge as I was heading to work, someone grabbed it, and I turned around to see two girls I'd passed a few seconds earlier. They said it was cool, laughed, let go of it, and I continued on my way. Further down the street a bit, a black truck drove past me, and the passenger literally stuck his head right out the window and looked back towards me. And finally, I heard the guy at 7-11 say "... the hell?" as I walked out the door. Yay :3 Now to just get my ears (and possibly paws too, although they'd be better left 'till it starts getting cooler out), and we'll really be getting somewhere ^^; And after the paws, it's *probably* going to be a head, but I'm not going to start worrying about that 'till, oh, after MFF, in all likelihood.

Before I get to work and other usual stuff though, something directed to Cola: either somebody restarted my laptop while I was at work, or it restarted on it's own, but if you saw and responded to that question I'd asked in MSN, what did you say? I forgot to enable the chat logging thing in Pidgin after formatting and installing everything again too, so I can't just look at that :s

So anyways, work. First of all, it was busy. Up 'till midnight or so, at any rate. Second, Josh brought his laptop in, so of course, instead of getting dishes done and keeping line clean, etc., most / all of the supper staff were crowding around it watching whichever movie he had on. The funny part about that is after I'd changed into my uniform, I closed the back door because there's a note on the board at the back about how it's to be kept closed during the summer so bugs don't get in, and he thought it was Michelle, and started packing it up. Let's see though... I got stuck on drive through, and had to catch up on all the dishes (including carryover bus bins from the morning), had to take line down at the end of the night because Manoah left at 1, and other things that generally made it not a good night.

Towards the cleaning up though, I shouldn't complain, because I don't mind it after we've closed, but trying to get line taken down or other stuff done while we're open and having to make orders in between is utterly annoying.

Oh, and there was also a note on the handwashing sheet for tomorrow, from Ange. Brooke agreed to take her 11 - 5 shift tomorrow in return for Ange taking her 4 - 8 on Saturday. After a bit of thinking, I wrote a note of my own, and taped it underneath that one. What did it say? "Since when were regular staff and managers able to switch shifts?" Seriously. I was going to leave a note for both the openers, asking them to please make sure they washed the carryover bus bins in the morning, and also for Josh, to explain that his laptop really has / had no place at work aside from making the schedule, and thus he shouldn't bring it in to watch movies or listen to music on. But I didn't, for the time being, although if it happens again, I'll leave that note for the openers, and actually pull Josh out into the hallway to say "Put it away" if and when he has it out again.

On the good side of things though, we were there 'till 3, which makes seven hours that I got paid time and a half for. I believe that works out to ~$84, which is quite alright.

But now I have a day off, which I plan on using mainly for sleeping in, and also for going through Cloud Cuckooland in Banjo-Tooie. The only things I have left to get that aren't there are two jiggies (one in Jolly Roger's Lagoon, and the other in Terrydactyland), and a single Jinjo in Spiral Mountain. Meh.

And with that, I think I'm going to go back to the game. I don't particularly *want* to do Cloud Cuckooland, but one of the reasons for that is because I've never completely beaten it before. There's a first time for everything~

Now I Feel Bad ;_;

Although it shows just how much I pay attention. It wasn't until looking at my friends page just now that I realized Cola's business trip is taking place the same week I'm heading to London again :x Now if only I could remember whether I asked him if the date was alright before or after his first post about that trip. So at any rate, assuming you're reading this, sorry. Had I realized that sooner I would've gone for the 20th to 23rd, but it's a bit too late to do that now. Well, technically it's not, but to do so would involve buying another train ticket, and somehow getting those three days off when it's too late to write my name in the book. Erf. Although I finally realize why you wanted me to ask Madius as well...

Just finished watching the character recap thing in Banjo-Tooie though, which is unlocked only after you enter the cheat, or get all ninety jiggies. Suffice it to say, I didn't enter the code, which means I've completely beaten the game ^^ Cloud Cuckooland wasn't quite as hard as I was making it out to be, but still rather a pain with how scattered around everything is. But if someone were to ask me now "How do you do this" about anything in the game, I'd be able to tell them. Chances are I won't remember half that stuff in a week, but I may play through it again, so we'll see~ Conker's Bad Fur Day is a much more likely bet though.

So yeah. There was really only one other interesting thing that happened today, although it was slightly annoying as well. Despite the fact that I'm getting a pair of ears for free from Chesh, I had asked SPark about commissioning a pair along with my paws, because there's a new thing on her site now for added realism. Things like whiskers, tear ducts in the eyes, and other such additions depending on species, which makes me really curious as to whether there's anything snow leopard-specific. Maybe I'll ask once that transfer clears and I'm able to send her the money.

Anyways, one of the other things with that as well is individual hairs on the ears. I figured that'd look considerably better than just the normal fur folded over, so I asked how much a pair would cost. Apparently she didn't see that. Let's just say she replied to an email I sent her this afternoon to say that the original price she'd given me ($20) was just for regular style ears, and that she'd never had a request for ears alone that way, but it'd probably be at least $40 if I still wanted them. I said no, but also found out that a head alone with the realistic additions would be $560, so that's definitely what I'm going to get next.

The annoying part of it is that I asked her if she'd make ears on their own that way, and if so, how much they would cost *before* her initial reply, and yet she somehow managed to not see that. I know everybody makes mistakes, but I'm still slightly miffed about her not putting claws on my footpaws without so much as asking me to begin with. Feh.

Moving on though, I was thinking about heading to either 7-11 or Sobeys later, but I already went to the former yesterday night, so I may just stay here and make something with some of the bacon that's in the fridge. Besides, it's still raining out, and I don't want to go out and get wet :s Maybe it'll stop before too long...