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Nearing the end of my second week contracting for my former/current (?) employer/client. It's been an adjustment due to weather and shitty home conditions (family). I've applied for a second job. I hope I get it, because I really, REALLY need to move.
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Politics is still a shit show. Truths reveal themselves daily, and as expected the Republicans do nothing.
 
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Not only did I import all my posts from [livejournal.com profile] renewed2, which is my current lj, I've also decided to import posts from my earlier livejournal. Reading through all of my entries made me sad and brought back so many bad memories.

My life has changed since the journal's creation in 2007, but I feel I haven't progressed enough. I'm still living in the same place, still dealing with similar issues, still this and still that. When will my circumstance truly change? I'm truly tired of living in this shit hole shared with an enabling dope and a fuckin shit-head. Living here wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for those two. 

I hate it that I sacrificed so much time and money going to school. Yes, I finally completed school and earned a BFA, but it was done at a huge cost to me and my sanity. 

Looking back at my life, I wish I had someone looking after me and my best interests instead of their own selfish agendas. 

I suppose I shouldn't look back, can't change anything. I'm trying to look forward, but it's difficult. 
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I like WordPress, but automating the cross posting was a headache, so for the time being I will be posting from DreamWidth. I still think it's fugly and I'm unsure if DreamWidth will even be around in the next two years, BUT it's the most compatible with Livejournal so...

UGH!!!

Apr. 16th, 2017 04:17 pm
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This cross posting thing is stupid. Livejournal and Dreamwidth strips all rich and html text. I shouldn't care, but it's the designer in me that is very bothered by the fugliness of the posts sans formatting. Why can't I just use RSS without email to update these stupid blogs?! UGH!!!
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Post : Greetings From WordPress!
URL : https://nibblezz.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/greetings-from-wordpress/
Posted : April 15, 2017 at 7:40 am
Author : nibblezz
Categories : Uncategorized

So this is my first cross post from WordPress. Considering there isn't a service that enables direct cross posting/sharing between Livejournal and WordPress, figuring everything out was a bit of a headache until I found this post ( http://www.lexislounge.net/2007/09/publish-your-blogger-blog-to.html )  detailing how to make use of Livejournal's email posting.

Instead of having a direct posting connection between WordPress and Livejournal, I added another connection, which is Dreamwidth.

DreamWidth was not necessary to enable the crossposting, but I added it as an backup/archive account. My Dreamwidth username is nibblezz ( http://nibblezz.dreamwidth.org/ ) . This is how my cross posting works:

Post from WordPress goes to email subscriber (DreamWidth's special email posting address) > Posts to DreamWidth (account is set-up to automatically cross post to my livejournal) > WordPress post appears on Livejournal.

There are a few kinks to work out such as the post formatting, but I'm sure in time I'll figure out how to make the posts less cluttered with all that category junk WordPress adds to it's email subscriptions.

 

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I wanted to make an account over at Xanga, but they're not accepting new users :(

WordPress wins by default. Love the fresh and clean themes. The free version doesn't have the level of post customization compared to Livejournal, but it'll have to do.

Maybe I'll just output my WordPress blog posts to livejournal. Not sure how I want to handle this. I'll figure it out.

My WordPress blog.

Nothing there yet, but when I get the time I'll customize it and maybe create a banner and new user images.
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So Livejournal has a new user agreement. After 12 years regularly using this service I feel it's time to move on. There's no way in hell I want to conform to "the Civil Code of the Russian Federation."

No, I'm not a Russia hater. I have nothing against the Russian people, it's their government I have an issue with--most notably Putin. I could go into depth about all the ways I feel the updated user agreement will censor our speech, but why bother?

My only question about this, is what service will replace Livejournal? I've tried other blogging platforms and they're just not the same. I've heard of Dreamwidth, but the site looks AWFUL and who knows how long the site will be operational. I'll keep searching.

Saturday

Apr. 2nd, 2017 01:40 am
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Another Saturday has come and gone. Yet again, I was unproductive. I HATE living here. That is all.

Oh Why?!

Feb. 18th, 2017 10:07 pm
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I'm content moving into a studio apartment or a very tiny house, or so I thought. I had to take pictures of our company's vehicle, so a supervisor took me to an area that's fairly new as the backdrop. Of course he takes me to a new housing development where the homes are niiiiiice! To add insult to injury he let me look inside a home that was 99% done.

UGH!

IT'S GORGEOUS!!! I WANT! Why did I have to step foot inside that home?!

Damn you Pacific Communities, Plan 2! :'( 
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The semester is OVER!!! I'm so relieved! I turned in my final painting on Friday. After coming home I slept and then I slept some more. After only getting 2 to 3 hours of sleep a day for the past week trying to finish my last assignment I'm beyond exhausted. Friday was officially the end of the semester, which also means I'm unofficially done with school. I have to wait and see if I passed my art history class to offcially celebrate, but I think I did.
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Next goal: find FULL-TIME employment and move the fuck out. My family are Cheeto supporters. I thought I could over look that, but coupled with all their other bullshit I say FUCK them. I have lost what little respect that I might have had for them. That goes for any Cheeto supporter. The hell with respecting differences. If you can condone the crap that the Cheeto monster has done and continue to do then FUCK you too. I don't need people like that in my life. Looks like I'm going to need new friends. Good riddance.
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Dear Imaginary Santa Claus,

Bring me a Surface Studio with 32GB of ram, 4GB GPU and a 2TB hard drive. Oh and my very own place away from my moronic family. Preferably somewhere on a livable Mars. If you have the time throw in a new car that runs on air power and can fly.

Sincerely,

Ana renewed2
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Still hot and gross.
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Trying to figuring out ways to get out of this dump without resorting to student loans. I don't want to be paying student loans for the rest of my life though. I just can't take living here anymore.
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Saw Jason Bourne and Star Trek. Bourne was boring except for the epic car chase. Star Trek had some beautiful space shots, other than that...meh. I must be getting crabby in my old age. 
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Gotta have classic 80's hits in my excerise Spotify playlist. I will always associate "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins with Top Gun LOL. Second favorite is "Run to You" by Bryan Adams
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My sister is now trying to find dentists who will perform an oral exam and x-ray under general anesthesia. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!! Ummmm...yeah...ok...GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!

*Sigh*

Whatever. I think for my sanity I won't think or blog about it anymore. Unless she dies or does something incredibly stupid...err...well nevermind. She'll do something stupid guaranteed.
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It's been really hot. Miserably hot. Hot and humid. We had excessive heat warnings off and on for the past two weeks. I've been spraying the birds regularly to keep them cool. They seem to like the fan too. I can't wait for the day I can move out and take my birdies with me and leave the crazy behind. 
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My land lords are scum. I'm tired of my living situation. I've been in this dump for too long it's time for a real change. I'm tired of waiting. I want to buy a home NOW. When I move into my new home Cheesecake can make as much noise as he likes.
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Stupid Riverside and their idiotic zoning regulations. The minimum house size for new residential construction is 750 sq/ft or 450 sq/ft in a mobile park. How ridiculous is that?! This pretty much guarantees I won't be able to build my small house :( I could apply for a variance, but I fear it won't go anywhere.

Maybe I should try another city?
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Hahaha....wow...talk about dejavu from nine years ago. Today most of us from the design department were sent an email from the VP of business operations that we were being laid-off. Apparently our Facebook and other games weren't doing so well and restructuring is needed. I understand it's business, no hard feelings, at least from me anyways, but really a little heads up would have been nice! Our company's finances were tanking and they knew it. Up until today, upper management was boasting how we all hit "awesome" milestones and our mobile game was doing well...blah, blah, all the while secretly planning layoffs.

Oh well, that's life, just gotta get up dust myself off and get back on the train :) At least I qualify for unemployment, which will help me take a little breather before I start work again.

Boy am I glad that I didn't agree to the lease terms and the $1,000 deposit for that cute little studio. I really...REALLY wanted it, but without a job I can't afford it.

*SIGH*

Back to the drawing board.
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Not in a romantic sense. Things are quickly culminating to a head on many fronts in my life. Work is getting intense, upper management has laid down the gauntlet of ultimatums, either produce or get fired. Yeah, it's a wonderful time to be a new hire right? LOL.

*sigh*
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School is winding down, but the pressure has upped ten fold due to all the different projects, tests and papers.
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Waiting to see if my rental application gets approved. I initially thought I had no chance, considering the rental agent informed me the person in-front of me had a better chance to get the apartment. Now that the person backed-out, now I'm the forerunner. I should hear something soon.
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A certain family member is being difficult again (no surprise). I do have a heart to realize that person is lonely and craves companionship, but let's be honest here, who's fault is it that person is in that position? It certainly not mine. If you go through life being a self-fish, controlling, manipulative asshole don't be surprised toward the end of your life that no one including your own kids wants nothing to do with you. I find it interesting that he would flip-out that I didn't call him for two weeks. Yeah, two weeks is such a looooong time to go without speaking. Look I'm sorry you got sick and don't have any friends, but don't latch onto me to the point where you are demanding I call you within a certain period of time. Then have a tantrum and make stupid declarations that you can't take back all because someone doesn't call you back when you want them too. At this point I'm very close to just saying to this person I'm done, have a good life and enjoy your imaginary new "friends." I'm too exhausted, too tired and too stressed-out to deal with this emotionally damaged and demanding person.
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Managing work and school has proven to be quite difficult, not to mention the crazy drive back and forth from Riverside to Long Beach. I don't know how I'm going to continue the rate I'm going at. To say I'm exhausted is an understatement. I've never been so tired, so fatigued, so spent. Perhaps it's my age coupled with my crappy health, all I know is I can't keep doing this.

I've wanted to move to Long Beach for the longest time, not because it's the best city, but because I go to school and now work there. Every time I plan to move something ALWAYS happens. The latest obstacle is allocation of my finances. For you see, Snickers, my parakeet, is sick and needs extensive medical care and that takes money. The money I was to use for my deposit and moving costs will now be allocated to Snickers medical fund. As much as I want to move, I'm not going to do nothing and watch my beloved birdie just die without any kind of medical intervention. This whole situation sucks. I'm tired and frustrated. I'm looking forward to the day when things die down on all fronts.
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On Thursday I got rid of my remaining unwanted marker stock. I was able to sell the under performing Blick Studio Markers on eBay, while I was able to sell my three Prismacolor markers on Craigslist. Never thought they would sell on Craigslist, but it happened. At first when the buyer wanted to meet at a Walgreens between Trautwein (I kept wanting to call this street TWAT-wayne) and Van Buren, I thought that was waaay outta the way for me to pocket $6. After some thinking I decided why not, haven't been in that area for a good two years. Eh. Nothing has changed from what my last memory of the place was. I didn't feel compelled to cruise around further. After the transaction, my sister and I just ventured into Walgreens for a bit to look around for sales, bought something and left.

Woodcrest/Orange Crest is a nice and quiet suburban area, well minus the less-than-desirable older parts. I don't know when this happened, but I find the thought of living in a newer middle-class suburbanite neighborhood to be...nauseating. I mean it's just bland, boring mundanity full of track-homes with overly landscaped yards located near equally boring suburbanite shopping centers. Now I'm not just saying that because I've never lived in those types of areas, I grew-up in suburbia galore in a nice track-home, with an overly landscaped yard surrounded by boring predicable shopping centers. After living in a decent (not great) urban setting for most of my adult life, I must say I do like the excitement and diversity of life that an urban setting offers. Sure I could do without the traffic, the ghetto idiots and the unpleasant concrete blight that goes with the territory, but I have to admit, it's not terrible.

With that being said, my ideal place would be between an urban and suburban area. Where car traffic is manageable (lots of parking) and cultural diversity is prominent. Where the homes are as diverse as the people who live there and spaced enough out to insure privacy. Does such a place even exists? Perhaps, but right now I have to focus on affordability and location. While the places I've been looking at are not my ideal place, they are affordable and decent. Some actually have an unique charm to them. I'm looking to stay in the Riverside/Arlington area for at least one more year. Considering I'm the only one in my immediate family who has a car and drives, it would be hard for them if I decide to move far away. It would be more convenient for me to move to Long Beach, BUT I don't feel it's the right time right now. 

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