jadecat: (Grumpy Fie)
Sometime between last night and early this morning someone seems to have gotten access to my gmail account and sent messages to all sorts of people- including anyone that I've ever sent e-mail to before.

So if you got a weird e-mail from me early this morning- it wasn't actually from me. Sorry.

I've taken steps- so everything should be fine now. Just irritating, and a first for me.

All Moved

Jun. 7th, 2010 01:14 pm
jadecat: (Default)
As of Saturday the hubby and I have officially moved to Ann Arbor. Yay! We took possession of the new apartment a week ago Thursday, moved that Saturday, but didn't finish up all the cleaning and stuff at the old apartment until this last Saturday. This of course means that now is the time of unpacking... Joy. I have to admit it IS kind of fun finding new places to put things. Then there are the books... We simply do not have enough shelf space for all our books- and this after having given away/selling to Schuler's something like 7 boxes of books. We'll just have to see about getting another bookcase. Darn. ;) Leo likes having the bookshelves in his room- they're at slightly different heights, so he gets to have fun going from one to another.

Long winding ramblings )

Still busy trying to get everything in order, not to mention finding a new job. But I did find the time to write this- at a MINI dealership. *grins* Felix the MINI needed some scheduled maintenance done, luckily he still falls under the 3 year/30,000 miles warranty. So far- I'm really liking this dealership/service folks. They've got WiFi, a nice waiting area, and the people are very polite. Hubby is here with me, and we enjoyed oogling all the MINIs on the lot. Some very pretty versions, making me think I need to get a roof decal for Felix. :)

I should be around more- maybe even posting more! Ooooh!
jadecat: (Antique Room-A)
So yeah, I should apologize for being a really bad LJ friend. I HAVE been reading almost daily, but saying very little, and I know it's been some time since I posted anything.

The hubby and I move to Ann Arbor in two days, that's the main reason I haven't been around much. We've been packing and job hunting, and doing all those other things that go along with a move. What attention span I have left after that isn't much, and seems to be just enough to let me skim my friends list.

We won't have internet immediately, I don't think, but I should be back around by the end of next week. In theory...

*hugs to you all*
jadecat: (Meme Queen)
Bold the ones you’ve read COMPLETELY, italicise the ones you’ve read part of, and no cheating. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn’t count. Abridged versions don’t count either. BTW, according to the BBC if you’ve read 7 of these, you are above the average.

Total Completely Read: 27 (looks like I've got some work to do...)  )

Argh.

Mar. 21st, 2010 07:21 pm
jadecat: (Star Trek Work Sucks)
As I may have mentioned before, the hubs and I are relocating in a couple months. Which brings up the hard part of trying to find a new job. I've spent not long enough, probably, revising my resume. Trying to make me sound fantabulous! Or at least someone a prospective employer should call. There's just one problem...

References.

I have none. This will be a problem I think. See, the current bosses don't do recommendations. They'll verify employment start and end dates, and a few other pieces of information, but they don't do recommendations. They have their reasons, and it kind of makes sense. This just puts me in a really bad spot. My co-workers are off site the majority of the time. I'm sure they can get recommendations from the site coordinators they interact with. Me? Not so much. Plus with my coworkers always off site- I don't actually work closely with any of them at all. I can't imagine asking any of them to be a reference for me because to be honest- they don't know my work. So they wouldn't be able to comment on it.

Not only that, but I've been there almost five years- the people I worked with before are no longer at those employers (I tried contacting them awhile ago), and I have no idea how to find them. My last long term job before this one also had a policy of no references- it was a temp job and the person I worked with at the temp company left a week before I did.

I have no idea what to do. I'm not sure how to explain that I really don't have anyone that can be called as a reference.

Ideas?


(ETA- okay, apparently I haven't mentioned it here before, as has been pointed out. Hubby and I are going to be moving to Ann Arbor, MI. Back for me, new for him. :) )
jadecat: (Wickham Awesome)
Yeah. I have just discovered 'personas' for Firefox. I excitedly mention this to the hubs, who already knew. :p I had Alice in Wonderland, and opened this up to post about it. The plan was then to say that I had Alice because I hadn't found a Snow Leopard one.

I found one. Just goes to show, or something.

And that was all I really had to say at the moment. (Though now I realize that of all the animal icons I have, I don't have a Snow Leopard. They're my big cat... I really should remedy this. I have also learned - I think I have this right - they are the largest of the cats that can still purr. Lions, Tigers- don't purr.)
jadecat: (Default)
I haven't really updated in forever! Sorry about that. I keep thinking of things to post, and then never quite get them typed up. Going all the way back to January. Sad huh?

Few randoms:

Last October I bought one of those cat water fountain things. Sasha has this thing for fresh water- she would actually sit on the counter in the bathroom and cry for one of us to go in there and turn the water on for her. I'm not sure what's worse, that she did that, or that we would get up and go turn the water on... Anyway. So we got the re-circulating water fountain. At first neither wanted anything to do with it. Thrilled me, let me tell you... Finally after several days Sasha began to regularly drink out of it. I'm still not sure if Leo does, I think he's still thinking of it as more toy less 'hydration station.' (this involves tapping at the water in the bowl and the waterfall repeatedly with a front paw.) That's fine, he'll drink out of the dog's water bowl...

I've managed to do something unpleasant to my back. This is directly related to my getting a wild hair up my butt about really cleaning the apartment. Now, it never gets too bad, we don't allow filth to accumulate, and I've recently come down with a need leave no dirty dishes in the sink when I go to bed. But the place needed a cleaning / rearranging overhaul. (which was really kind of fun) Included was the 'wall o' closet' (an entire wall in Leo's room is closet... it's fabulous). This involved moving boxes of books around, as well as boxes of other stuff. Then there was the moving of furniture to vacuum... and somewhere in there my back got cranky. Sadly, sitting here at work is only making it angrier! Stupid back. I had been doing so well with using the Wii Fit too.

Yesterday- saw Alice in Wonderland with the husband. Loved it! The acting was good, the look was amazing. I laughed, I squeed. The feminist in me was pleased as well. Johnny Depp was fabulous, as usual. I was just thinking of who else I wanted to mention- but they were all so good I would have to mention everyone. I can't think of a performance that left me wanting. Story was pretty good too. (thought I should mention that last bit).

Writing is well... going. I'm working on revising some of my Nano novel. I've gotten some really good feedback from my writing group (Thanks!!) and that's helping. I've had a new story press the 'Oooh Shiny!' button, so I'm making a few notes so I can get the gist down before going back to finish the Nano stuff. The new idea is also UF- but has a strong lack of vampires and werewolves. Does have a sarcastic multi-racial main character though. And Detroit.

There's more, but I think that'll do for the moment...
jadecat: (Sasha and Friends)
Sasha demonstrates the proper way to spend a semi-snowy Tuesday morning. :)

Photobucket

(please note that I had no hand in the arranging of blankets.)
jadecat: (Iron Man - LOL)
Oddly appropriate given the weather this past week or so... This is the complete 'Snow Business' adding an end to the first part that was already out.

jadecat: (Arctic Fox)
Michigan mostly escaped the earlier Snowpocalypse, but did get snow yesterday, into this morning. I heard figures of about 8-10" fell around here. Add in shifting wind, and it gets tricky to measure. I took the hubby's car to work this morning- not because I didn't think the MINI could make it but because I was afraid of the other drivers. Many Michigan drivers have figured out how to drive safely in snow. Not all however, and living vaguely close to a major university means that there are many non-Michigan drivers, who have no clue about driving on partially snow covered roads.

I must applaud the plowing that was done. The folks really did a good job on the main roads. Plus now that the sun is out(!) the snow is melting a bit.

In general, I would like whoever it was that ticked Heikki Lunta off so badly that he's throwing a fit all over the Eastern US- to fess up and make their apologies. So we can get on with marching towards Spring. I like Spring. Spring is good. I'm looking forward to its arrival. But first, I think Heikki Lunta needs appeasing.


In other news, Apparently, I'm a tornado )

non-Meme

Feb. 3rd, 2010 03:18 pm
jadecat: (Dr Who Hello)
So... I'm around, honest. I've even commented to a few people's posts here and there.

I'm getting very good at intending to post, half composing entries in my head... and there they stay. Dunno why. In lieu of a deep, contemplative post- I bring you a 'it was funny to me...'

As has been posted about before- hubby and I don't have cable. We have Netflix.

The first disk of the British show "Life on Mars" arrives. We watch, it's fun. Premise (for those who don't know) is that a Detective from 2006 (I think?) gets hit by a car and wakes up in 1973! He's a detective there as well (though down a rank I think) and has to figure out what's going on.

At one point he's talking to a woman, telling her about how he's in the past and saying he's not a time traveler. I burst out laughing.

"Yes you are, you're a Time Lord! Go by the name/title Master."

Makes me wonder if he's got a silver pocket watch that he pays little attention to... *giggles*


Hubby is enjoying watching the way they've captured the 70s, the attitude, clothes, etc. Not to mention just being kind of amazed at how far things have come, and so quickly. Oh, and the big shocker- how they've managed to find GOOD music from the era. ;) See, he was 15 in 1973, and remembers a lot of this stuff. Me? not born until 75, so I don't remember much. I enjoy pointing this out to him. *laughs*
jadecat: (Meme Queen)
I saw a friend do this meme, and while I think I've done it before, I thought I'd give it another go.
Cut for kindness )

Oh and in other news- Hi! I'm alive. :)

Movie Meme

Jan. 20th, 2010 08:59 am
jadecat: (Meme Queen)
Time for another meme...

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, post to your LJ and paste this as a note. Then, put +'s next to the films you've seen, add them up, and use your number as the header.

Oh dear... )
Apparently, I have no life. Oh, and I'm sure other people have posted this, but I ganked it from [livejournal.com profile] gipsy_dreamer
jadecat: (Jane Huh)
Here's the question- what character, in which show, has a thing against the word 'moist'?


I know that it's a female character, and it comes up in discussion when said character is with their group.

Ideas?

why not...

Jan. 8th, 2010 03:14 pm
jadecat: (Meme Queen)
Whiskey Hotel Alpha Tango Alpha Sierra India Lima Lima Yankee Mike Echo Mike Echo Tango Hotel India Sierra India Sierra. Bravo Uniform Tango India Golf Uniform Echo Sierra Sierra India Alpha Mike Alpha Sierra Hotel Echo Echo Papa Lima India Kilo Echo Echo Victor Echo Romeo Yankee Oscar November Echo Echo Lima Sierra Echo. Sierra Oscar Bravo Echo India Tango.
jadecat: (Bones Oooo)
So I saw this link posted on [livejournal.com profile] robinskij's journal, and I have to share.

http://models.com/v-magazine/v-size-2.html

It has photos from a magazine spread with healthy looking models. :) A point that I agree strongly with [livejournal.com profile] robinskij - part of beauty is being healthy looking. Healthy isn't necessarily size 0, it perhaps can be for some, but other women would be terribly sickly at that size.

Anyway, I didn't want to lose the link, and thought there were some people on my friends list here that might like to see this too. :)


On a totally different note- I've become familiar with Brit Lily Allen via the gossip blogs (a guilty pleasure...) but only recently heard her actually sing. The hubs was reading some best of lists for 2009. Someone posted a link to Lily's song "The Fear" and it rather caught me. So now I have that song, and "F**K You" which I'm listening to now. It makes me chuckle. "So you say it's not okay to be gay. Well I think you're just evil."

News

Dec. 31st, 2009 07:31 pm
jadecat: (Default)
In news the first- I'm sick. This makes me grumpy for several reasons, not the least of which is that I feel like crap. This particular plague involves nasal congestion and a very sore throat. Now, I don't think I have strep or anything, I think my throat is instead irritated by all the post-nasal drip. Because the sludge that is occupying my sinuses has no desire to come out my nose, instead it just wants to ooze down the back of my throat. Aren't you glad I shared? Talking is a chore, and I've been doing my best to avoid it However, making sounds is still okay, and thus I have been pointing and making varying noises in order to explain to the husband what I require. This is sometimes comical.


In other news- husband and I watched the movie "Easy Virtue" last night. It's based on the Noel Coward play and stars Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It was better than I thought it would be. Normally I can see the way a movie is going to end early on, but this one left me guessing, which I enjoyed. Some of the cliched characters turned out to be not so cliched. In brief- the oldest son of a British family goes wandering on the continent, and comes home with an American bride. To the family's shock and horror. Oh, it takes places in roughly the 1920s. Anyway, the son had a girl, someone they always thought he'd marry. When she shows up the original thought is that she'll be horrible- but she's not. She's accepting, and even friendly! Which was neat.

One of my very favorite parts was actually on the outtake reel. The son, played by Ben Barnes, comes into the library where Dad, played by Colin Firth, is reading. Son comes in and 'Oh, ummm's and then says he didn't know anyone would be in there, dad says that yes, he's always in there, moving books just a little to the left...

S: I think I had better go.

D, serious: Yes, I think you'd better had.

Hubby and I laughed. the phrasing, the timing- perfect. Then Colin chuckled a bit, apologizing to the director/crew because 'they just couldn't help it.'


I think there was more I intended to write about, but I seem to have forgotten what it was... so I'll go now.

Oh yeah- Happy New Year to you all!! :)

New Car

Dec. 18th, 2009 10:11 pm
jadecat: (Star Trek Yippee)
Okay, so this has been in the works for a couple days, but I was afraid of jinxing it, so I didn't say anything.

As of tonight, I am the very proud owner of a red 2008 MINI Cooper!!

It was a really lucky thing, the husband has made a habit of car shopping- long before the accident. He found an ad from a private seller, and we contacted her a couple days ago. Went out and saw the car, test drove it- loved it. Few more days of negotiations- oh, did I mention that the seller was actually in New York? We were dealing with her friends here, and e-mail/texting her.

Yeah, that made for some interesting (read stressful) times. She was interested in selling quickly because she was heading back to Taiwan for the winter break. After a flurry of e-mails and texts, and the extreme kindness of her friends, we got everything settled and tonight I drove the car home.

I loves it. The car doesn't have a name yet, but I'm sure it will shortly. Will post some pictures after I get a chance to take them.
jadecat: (Bab5 Cats Quack)
So correct me if I'm wrong... But if you walk into a business, and say that you're from Company A (a company the business is not currently erm, doing business with) and want to talk rates, because Company C is a reseller of Company A's and you are doing business with Company C. They say Company C costs more because they are a reseller, and that your business can save money by going through Company A directly.

Is that solicitation? Because I thought that if you were to try to get a business to change who it contracts with, to go from C to A, that was soliciting...

Further, if that is soliciting, would you get mad at being reminded that there's a 'No Soliciting' message on the front door?

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Dec. 15th, 2009 03:52 pm
jadecat: (Meme Queen)
Well... yeah. Although what's this 'Loves to bust.' thing all about?

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