Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Undead Female Models

So our good friends at MMO-Champion have posted some updates about the expansion and one thing they posted of great interest to me is the new undead female model.

New, looks like she did some squats and figured out how to stand up straight!

 Old, so slouchy I couldn't play as one.

This is a vast improvement.  VAST.  But, I do have a few issues with it, as any fan of horror and zombie movies might.

First off, the hands are FAR too big.  I don't know many women with hands that big in proportion to the rest of their body.
 Seriously, those hands are HUGE. This is a prime example of "man-hands".

Second, the skin is away from the bones with this big gap around the elbows and knees.  The exposed shoulder bones and spine look great, but those gaps wouldn't really be possible, the skin would stick to the bones, resulting in no gap.
The skin would not just stick up like that away from everything like it's made of plastic.
 
 The feet look a hell of a lot better, though.

I realize the game isn't designed to look realistic at all like some other games are, and I probably shouldn't be one of those people picking apart the new models like this.... BUT....I can't help myself.  I am a tiny-handed woman in real life and I know how skin works, it wouldn't stick up like that, away from the bones.  Now it WOULD stick to the bones, though, eliminating that gap between the bones and the skin.
Otherwise, it really is a huge improvement.  I also realize this model isn't 100% done, either.  They may end up making the exact changes I just mentioned for all I know, and then I think it would be perfect.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Warlords of Draenor - New Character Models

The fact that they are FINALLY implementing new character models into the game is huge. Huge.
 http://wow.joystiq.com/photos/new-character-models/#!slide=1540575
I've been playing a female troll hunter since I was in the closed beta of the original World of Warcraft release and that was......in 2004.
While some of the races, even the original eight, do have some new models and skins for some of the non-player controlled characters (NPCs) the characters you actually play have remained exactly the same.
To say the least, they look a bit dated.

She can't even blink! Even NIGHT ELVES can blink!
And they don't even HAVE eyes! 

Most of the original eight races have facial expressions of some sort during some emotes...most of them can, at the very least, BLINK their eyes!

I don't know what they are planning for the lady trolls, but the lady gnomes are getting a rather DRASTIC upgrade.
I always did think they were super funny looking. They'll actually be "cute" next expansion.

 Also a huge upgrade is the lady dwarves.

Before .....

After

I've never understood the coconut bra.  I also completely forgot that they had that as underwear until just now, since I play horde-side and even in neutral cities it's much more common to see naked elves than naked dwarves. 

Just adding some shadows to the skin texture makes a huge difference. HUGE!
It's like using makeup to draw on  a six-pack.  I've seen people do a really convincing job on their stomach.
I believe they've added more bones to the skeletons as well.
And the facial expressions! Joy! Anger! 

Laughter!
  
These new models for the playable races are a long time in coming.  
I mean, we're celebrating WoW's nine year anniversary in the game right now.
NINE YEARS!
There were games that came out at the same time as WoW that had better character graphics than WoW, and while I know WoW is meant to be sort of cartoony and not realistic.....still!  You could count the polygons they used, even the blood elf model isn't much better and those weren't out until the first expansion.

Definitely better than the original eight races, but could still use some updating now.
I was really, really hoping that they would give the blood elves and the draenei new models, or at least new skins, along with the original eight.  But I'll have to face it, that's probably not going to happen.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

New World of Warcraft Expansion Announced - Warlords of Draenor

Yesterday at BlizzCon, Blizzard announced what some people have known for quite a while to be the new expansion's name: Warlords of Draenor.

A few key things I personally am super excited about:
NEW CHARACTER MODELS
INVENTORY IMPROVEMENTS
Player housing
10 level increase from 90 to 100
Being able to choose a character to be level 90

For me, the most important are the top four I listed.  For social reasons the last one is also important.  Being able to have a character become 90 means that my friends who have been away from the game for a while won't have to do any catch-up leveling.
This is just a small skim off the top of the information of what's going to be included in the new expansion.

When I have more time, I will post more on the top four in my list of reasons why I'm super, SUPER excited about this expansion.

Until then.....

FOR THE HORDE!

From Deviantart

Friday, October 25, 2013

I Still Sell Avon.....Sort Of

So, after my 3 month temp job that was SO exhausting I couldn't even function or stay awake, except for the times I was actually at work, I got a notification email that my Avon account was going to be closed.
I should point out that I did do some orders while I was working, I even had a $100 order from someone who turned out to be attempting to scam me (more on that in a different post), but it had been a while and I was paying attention to how many campaigns had gone by since I'd bought or sold anything.

I decided to order myself something, a shirt that looked nice, and that I'm HOPING will actually look good on me.  I went ahead and ordered some more catalogs to hand out, as well.  But for the most part I sell Avon to myself, and that's it.
Forever alone.....with Avon.
If anyone reads this and wants to look at what Avon has to offer, you can do so from my web store.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

No More Work and No More Car

Friday was the last day of my temp job.
While I'm glad that I won't have to drive 30 miles every morning in the most god-awful traffic the Bay Area has to offer, I am sad that I won't see my new friends again.
You get attached to people after spending 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 3 months with them.

Monday night my car completely died, overheated but the temperature gauge didn't register it was hot. Radiator is leaking like crazy, oil leaks, tires are out of alignment and bad. Etc.
It wasn't even due for service for another 1,000 milesish.

It's incredibly stressful to deal with the car situation.  I don't have the credit to finance a new one.  And, now that I don't have my job, I can't afford one, either.  But in order to find/go to a new job, I need a car.  It's a vicious circle.
The car I had was a 2001 Ford Taurus, as I've mentioned before.
I am SOOOO done spending money on that piece of crap.

So now, I'm looking for another car.  I want reliable and good gas mileage.
Basically, I want a Honda Civic.  
Actually I'd love a CRZ.  But those are a bit expensive.

But I guess we'll get my car towed, or try to drive it (but I don't think it would make it), to a mechanic shop and get an estimate as to how much it would be to fix it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

iPhone 5s!!!!!!

Who else is totally stoked for the iPhone 5s?!

Goooooold!!!!!!!!

I am pretty freaking excited.  I really like that champagne color, but I've always wanted a white iPhone!
The iPhone 5c seems a lot nicer than I actually thought it would be, which is cool.
IT COMES IN PINK!
If only the face of it was white!

It's kind of an off pink, though.  It's like a light red, really.  I like my pinks a bit more bubblegum.

 Like this! I totally want this car, by the way.

That may be just because I'm slightly color blind, and I can't tell the difference between dark orange, red, or dark pink half the time....
But I digress!
I was so excited about the iPhone 5s announcement yesterday, I was glued to the computer, refreshing this page every few minutes so I'd know things before everyone else.

I currently have an original iPhone 4.  You know, the one that loses signal when you wrap your hand around it?  Yeah, that one.  Drives me insane.  They said "Put a case on it, it'll stop doing that!" but they LIE!
I don't have too many problems with that since I don't talk on the phone much.  At this point I've trained myself to hold it a certain way so I don't really think about it anymore.
But I think it's about time for a new phone, yes?  I'm pretty much down in the muck when it comes to phones, too, so I only get iPhones now.
By down in the muck I mean, I have an iPad also, and ALLLL my stuff is in the iCloud, as well.  I feel it's just better to stick with iPhones as a result.  Androids are confusing as hell, anyway.

My friends tell me I am a part of an "iCult" that I had no idea existed.

So who's getting a new iPhone, and which one are you getting, the 5c or the 5s?  Which color are you getting?

Disclaimer: I am not paid by anyone to do any advertising for any products, I just like iPhones and Nintendos and cars and etc etc etc...the images I post are random ones I find through google image search, unless I took them myself, in the case of the Nintendo post.
If I like it I'll probably blog about it, that's just how I operate. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I Want A New Car!

I've recently developed an interest in cars.  Used to I figured they were all the same, except in looks, and it didn't matter what I had.
Thanks to the show Top Gear and my boyfriend, I now know, this is not the case.

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus.  It has almost 90,000 miles on it, and has remained mostly unused for the past few years.  Since I moved to California, it's basically sat in a lot and been driven a few feet every so often so the battery doesn't die.  I know to do this now, because the battery did die completely on me a couple of years ago and my boyfriend replaced it, because he's nice like that.

(Here is what a new 2014 Taurus looks like....it's a different somewhat even from the 2013 version, the 2013 Taurus looked a lot like my car, except shiny.  I guess this year they decided to modernize it, finally.)

My car still runs...but questionably so.  It makes a horrible squeaking noise and it doesn't want to accelerate sometimes.

Since I have recently acquired a long commute, I actually do need a car of my own that can make the drive regularly.  

But, I want a new car too, because, for one, the Taurus is INSANELY long, and therefor, very difficult to park.  I have to take a lot of turns very wide, like you would in a 4 wheel drive truck.

Plus, let's face it, it's not a very pretty car, really.  It's a rather bulky, "boat" car.
This one is even the same color as mine! Except it's not covered in bird shit and tree sap.

Now, if I'm honest with myself, I can't really AFFORD new car.  Well, OK so I can at the moment, but as soon as my contract runs out at work (I'm a temp) I am screwed and can't afford a car.
If I get a job closer to home, it will probably be a retail job which means I'll be making a very small amount, so right NOW I could afford a "nice" car, but later I may not be able too.

So what I'm looking at is a Kia Rio or a Honda Civic Coupe.  I would LOVE to get a Honda Civic Hybrid or a Honda CR-Z because I hate getting gas, I hate global warming, I hate hurting the environment and all the little (and big) animals in it.  I HATE IT!  So I would absolutely love, a hybrid...or, better yet, an electric car!  But I think the hybrids may be a bit out of my reach.

I'm hoping to be able to make a post in the future with all cars I wish I could afford.  There are some ridiculously expensive cars out there.
But one can dream....can't they?

Lamborghini Aventador
Awesome, isn't it?
 







Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Selling Avon So Far

So far my endeavors of selling Avon have not been very successful.
Let me tell you why!
For starters, Avon seems to be a line that is used more by older women.  They HAVE plenty of things for younger gals, things that I want to try, like this weird glittery lipstick thing for example, or whatever sorcery this stuff is.
I am all about trying out different makeup things.  I think it's fun!  Avon has stuff that is decent quality but for better prices (when they're having a sale) than what you can even get from a drugstore, drugstore brands I usually consider to be "cheap" quality, below the mark of "decent" quality.

But that's where we run into the second problem I've had....I try ordering something, the site tells my customer the item is available, when I order it, it says it's available, but then the order actually gets to me, and guess what, stuff is missing.  Upon further inspection I discover that said missing item is out of stock and on back order, or in one case even discontinued.
Hmmm.....
2 out of 3 of my orders have come up with missing items due to being out of stock somehow after I ordered the "available" item.
It's annoying, but the bigger problem is they're still trying to charge me for the items that I didn't receive.
Awesome.

Another problem I'm running in to is that, right now, I have a 40 hour a week temp job, with an hour commute both ways!
So, I'm looking at 12ish hours of being completely out of town a day.  Pair that with the fact that I am NOT a morning person by aaaaaaany stretch of the imagination, and I am completely exhausted, all, the, time.  If any of you have been checking this blog for new posts and haven't seen any, it's because I can't post while at work, or while driving, and those are the only times I'm awake and coherent enough to type words correctly, or type things that make sense.  I even took a nap tonight before writing this post!  But for some reason I woke up after 30 minutes or so on my own, and am mostly awake now, and I'm home alone, which is kind of the only time I can type up a post because I can't concentrate when someone else is in the house and blaring the TV, or whatever.

The problem with not having any time (or energy) to sell Avon is that they will close my account after a month, I think, if I make NO sales.  Since I have ordered things for myself, and I do like the quality of the foundation I've gotten, (it's better than anything I've gotten from the drugstores) I will post the link here, if anyone feels so inclined, and you can order things for yourself and have them sent directly to you, if you want.

http://elizabethharben.avonrepresentative.com/

So anyway, I haven't had much luck selling the stuff, but what I HAVE sold to others, and bought myself, seems to be good stuff.  My friend bought a crossbody purse that she likes a lot, and has been using every time I see her. :-)


Friday, August 2, 2013

Awk. Ward.

As I look across the pathway separating my building from the one next to it, I see my neighbor's deck that is adjacent to my office window, and this reminds me of a story.  A very awkward story, I might add.

So I'm coming back to my house after walking my dogs and there's a somewhat familiar looking woman by the dumpsters, trying to throw things away.  She was struggling for some reason...I don't know why.  Maybe her shit was heavy.  Who knows.
Anyway, I have been walking my dogs all over tarnation so I have a bag of poop to throw away, so I kind of try to ease past her to get to the dumpers.  Well the dogs, especially the puppy, Abby, are rather excited at the presence of a human and want to be pet, so they kind of get up in her business.  So she starts talking to me, while nervously watching the dogs and decidedly not petting them.
"Hi, how are you?" blah blah blah.
I honestly don't remember what the conversation started out as because at one point she kind of nervously blurts out the following:
"So, do you have a cool computer job? I always see you on the computer."
Me, oblivious to what this means in the first few seconds after she said it, reply with,
"Oh, sometimes, but not right now, these days I'm just...wait....what?"
Enter stock photo of a shocked expression here.
I'm pretty sure this is the exact expression I had.... Oh google images, you are so helpful!

So my video gaming habits are being monitored apparently.
I play World of Warcraft and other games quite a bit, the time frame in which this conversation happened (it was a few months ago) I was unemployed, so I was kind of playing constantly.  This is the cool thing about dual monitoring, you can apply for jobs AND kill mogu and trolls and whatnot at the same time!....
Well, that's what I tell myself.

I tend to have the window open all day while I'm on the computer because it gets hot in the room if I don't.  There's usually a nice breeze outside, I can hear birdies and see sunshine, it's nice!
Ya know, as long as someone isn't watching you....
I should point out that she probably isn't actually just sitting there watching me, she probably just sees me when she walks out onto her deck since my window is directly adjacent.
At least that's what I'm hoping, anyway.
*closes windows*

MY BOYFRIEND GOT ME A NINTENDO 3DSXL!!!!

It's so beautiful!!!
IT'S PINK!!!!
He got me Animal Crossing a New Leaf as well! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!
I have been obsessing over the 3DSxlI desperately wanted one.  So my boyfriend went and got it for me!!! 
I tweeted and facebooked about it at the time, and I learned that the hashtag "best boyfriend ever" is not widely used, which seems kind of sad to me, actually.  Maybe he IS the best boyfriend ever and no one is challenging that fact.  Hah!
While I do genuinely think he IS the best boyfriend ever, I think the reason other people don't think that about THEIR boyfriends is probably more like people take their significant other for granted.  They don't talk about the good things they do, and like to gripe more about anything and everything they do that they don't like.

So, I'm super excited about my 3DSxl, my boyfriend is awesome.  But I do want to point out he is very awesome even when he isn't getting me hand-held Nintendos.  He's a great guy, and since I'm secretly a huge bitch you KNOW that a guy has to be awesome to not only be approved by me...but to be able to put up with me as well.
Let's face it, I'm really weird, and probably insane.
I'm in my late 20's and I obsess over Nintendos...for example.
Obviously I will never be an adult.

Allie Brosh understands me.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pale and Proud?

In pictures I posted previously, you can see my pale skin is very pale.  I have many, many, many, many times been told by people to "Get some sun."  Which makes me go into rage mode at light speed.
Get some sun?  Get some sun?!?!  First of all, you don't "get" sun, you go outside and stand in it, you can't go "get" it and then just "have" the sun.  If you're pale like me, and you go out to "get" some sun, you fry within minutes.  I can get sunburned on a cloudy day.  A VERY cloudy day, in fact.  And I don't even have to be outside in it all day, either.  An hour outside on a cloudy day and I'm red.  Not painfully red, but still red.

What people don't understand is that I don't get tan.  At all.  I get more freckles, I get a permanent reddish tint to my skin that makes me look like I'm constantly blushing or am slightly sunburned throughout the entire summer.  But I never tan.  So then people are like "Use some sunless tanner then!".  Ummmm.....ok.  First of all, sunless tanners stink up to high heaven.  When YOU are the person using it, you get used to the way your skin smells, and you don't notice.  I think people think the smell goes away after a day or two.  It doesn't, I can ALWAYS smell it on someone that uses me if they come talk to me.  Doesn't matter if it's a stranger, or someone I know, I can always smell it.  Plus it makes you orange.  I mean unless you can afford to have someone spray you down in the stuff that actually does make you brown, but I couldn't afford that.  Not that I would want too, the upkeep on that would be too expensive for me, by the time I'd be able to afford to get sprayed down again, the stuff would've worn off, and it doesn't wear off in a nice way, on most people I know it wears off in patches.  Gross, right?
 Someone's A.D.D. kicked in and they didn't finish applying!

Why can't people just be pale and proud anyway?  Why does it have to be like "Oh you are unattractive because you're pale."
Well I guess it does work for some people.

There's lots and lots of artwork from back in Victorian days that would suggest being pale was once a thing of beauty.  Any time someone tells me to "get some sun" I almost always want to say "get your teeth fixed" or any other insult I can come up with, just so they can feel as uncomfortable as I do.  I do "get sun". Every. Day.  I take my dogs for walks when the sun is up, and any time I go anywhere it's usually during the day.  My arms and my face already have that reddish tint that the sunlight gives me from being out in it.  For some reason the color on my legs never changes, though, even if I do wear shorts and skirts all summer long.  I used to be desperate to try to get a tan when I was a teenager, other kids used to make fun of me for being so pale, I would get the tanning oil and lay out in the sun for a while.  I would just get burned and then go right back to pale.  You might say that the oil is to blame for me getting burned, but no, I get burned even when I wear SPF 50 sunblock.  Even when it's supposed to block UVA and UVB rays.  I need to just suffer through the heat and wear jackets to avoid getting burned.

There's always the increased chance of skin cancer, too.  I got a really bad burn when I was in my late teens, and then I got a 2nd degree sunburn a few years later.  Getting badly burned made me want to completely avoid sunlight FOREVER.  I have a few family members, who aren't even as pale as me, that did get skin cancer when they were older, so I'm kinda in the "it's not worth it" boat.

I think people should be proud of who they are no matter what their skin color is, or how much they weigh, etc.  If you're dark complected then that's great, you're beautiful!  If you're pale, then that's great, you're beautiful!  There aren't a LOT of us in the very very pale category, so just be proud of it, you can't really change your skin color.  You can temporarily change it with lotions and tanning sessions, but that's about it.  So why bother?  Just love who you are!

 An albino hedgehog! I bet he isn't bothered by his paleness, he's so cute!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cyber Bullying - Dog Breeding Edition

This morning I spent the better part of the day getting bullied on the internet. On facebook specifically.  This is not something I'm new to experiencing, actually, but this time I did not see it coming, AND it was very over-kill.
You can read the entire exchange here (has since been deleted) although I do NOT want anyone going on there and posting ANYTHING.  Even if you have something legitimate/not even rude to say, I'm sure it will start a flame-war.  The friends of that Cheryl person seem to have a lot of poison and they want to spit as much of it as possible at anyone who even slightly disagrees with them.  I only link it to get some feedback from people on the exchange, was I that wrong?  Did I really deserve all that abuse?

First off, I don't even know WHY that post showed up in my newsfeed.  Part of the problem was I posted my question thinking this was someone who I was friends with on facebook and they should know to expect that type of question from me.  Turns out, I don't know them, they don't know me.  So that's part of why SHE got so mad, and I can see that.  Well kind of, I wouldn't have gotten that mad, honestly.  I mean if you make your posts public you're kind of asking for it, right?
The other part of why she got so mad was because I worded my question badly and it pissed her off.  OK, that I fully understand.  And you will see I apologized for that toward the bottom.  I kind of just blurted out whatever I thought and didn't think through how it might come across.

A couple of things I don't understand, I was told to "do my research" and when I provided a link supporting my cause, I'm wrong and a horrible person because they just don't like the source I used.  The article I linked was from HSUS, and they even provide a link in their article where they got their information from.  Obviously they just decided I was wrong, and was going to be wrong no matter what research I've done, so why even tell me to do research?  Rather than explain why I was wrong, and provide PROOF that shows how wrong I am, I get called an "ass wipe".  Seriously?  A grown man called a woman an "ass wipe".   What gets me is, I wasn't even talking to those two assholes, so wtf is their deal?  Also, did I even say that "wow you're a horrible person for breeding dogs"?  No, no I did not. I might've implied that it's probably not the best idea, in the interests and well-being of dogs everywhere, but I didn't explicitly say, "wow you suck dog breeder".  Nor would I EVER say that, I like to think I'm a bit more mature than that.

So, here's another thing I don't understand about the whole exchange....
If someone posts something on your page, whatever site it might be on, facebook, a blog, whatever, and you don't like what they said, do you or do you not have the option to delete it?  Rather than, say, let her stupid friends call me names and treat me like total shit, rather than even SAY anything at all, why didn't she just delete what I said?  She could've deleted it and blocked me, and that would have been that, and I would've been spared all the abuse her stupid friends dished out, not even knowing one single thing about me.  I do that all the time!  Most of the time, it's not worth it to fight with people, and if I get THAT upset at what they said, I would delete it and block them.  In fact I delete things my close friends say on my facebook page all the time.  I love my friends, but they piss me off sometimes!  So I delete it and then if they don't say anything else about it, everything is fine.

In the end, I think there are several things to be learned from this:
1. If you are going to be hostile to random people coming in and commenting on your facebook posts, then make it friends only, public posts are at the mercy of everyone, and it's your fault that they have access to it, and if you don't like what they said, then deal with it.
2. Name-calling is a very immature thing to resort too, if you are over the age of 10, you should know better.
3. If someone isn't even talking TO you, then don't come in and throw in your two cents and your bullying, it does not help the situation, and it can make a perfectly calm situation volatile.
4. In any situation where you interact with people you don't know, prepare for some vicious bullying, even if the situation seems calm, and you aren't even saying anything that's all that bad. Some people are just LOOKING for a reason to get being an asshole out of their system, so you should never be surprised when you get called names and are told you're stupid.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Hair Is A Pain In The Ass

When I got my hair cut the other day, the European lady who was cutting it was like "Your hair is so thick! You're so lucky it isn't wavy"
Me: "It IS very wavy, actually, I made it straight because it was annoying me this morning."
Lady: "Noooo, this is not wavy! It is straight."
Me: "I know. I MADE it be straight, but it's normally very wavy."
Lady: "No, is not wavy." *matter of factly*
Me: ".....yeah ok. Sure."
So when I washed it today and let it air-dry and it was wavy as the freaking ocean, I was sorely tempted to go show her. Silly hairdresser lady! 

My hair is a pain in the ass.  It's literally a pain in my neck.  I probably have twice as many individual strands of hair on my head as a normal person, maybe even three times as much.  On top of that I have very wavy, sometimes even curly, hair.  I put it in the wavy category because half an hour with a blow dryer and a brush makes it somewhat straight.  Although my hair is never really flat, it's always got some poof to it.  Years of dying have made my hair softer and finer, but it gets ridiculous if I don't abuse it somewhat, just all over the place sticking out everywhere.

Now, a lot of people are like "oh you're so lucky!" and yes, well, thank you.  I agree that having hair that is too thick is better than hair that is too thin, so I do love my hair, even though a simple hair cut and color, at a place cheaper than supercuts, costs me almost $200.  Why does it cost so much, you ask?  Well for one, I take twice as much color than other people.  So when my hair is long, you're looking at 2+ applications of color, and they charge me for each one.  Then it's the matter of time.  APPLYING all that color takes a LONG time.  HOURS!  I'm not even lying.  I've been at a salon getting my hair done, for 6 hours, on more than one occasion.  :-(
This extra time results in me getting over-charged, quite often, in fact.  I can look at the prices of services at a salon that they will charge anyone else, triple them, and that's more likely what I will be charged.  So, having thick luxurious hair really does come with a price.  Especially since my natural color is a mousy brown, nowhere near the auburn I had as a child/teen.  So I get my hair colored because it's naturally an ugly color, at least in my opinion.  Maybe if I spent more time out in the sun it would be redder, and prettier, but I don't want skin cancer, and have you people SEEN how pale I am?!

This is not the kind of skin that should be exposed to sunlight.
The above picture, in addition to exhibiting my paleness, shows how thick my hair is.  I would like to point out she thinned it.  A LOT!  I swear it was like she shaved a dog, there was so much hair on the floor!  It was scary, I thought she thinned it WAY too much.  But it actually feels like a normal person's hair now. I'm sure as I get older it will thin out some (hopefully not much) and I might freak out and cry for my super thick hair to come back.  Grass is always greener on the other side huh?  I'm sure very glad my hair isn't actually curly that would be a huge bitch!

Selling Avon Starting Today!

http://www.youravon.com/vazzie

The above is the link you can use to order from me!

I'm pretty excited, they sell clothes and shoes and they even have a whole mens section now!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I Sell Avon Now!



So, in the "I can't get a job, and I can't even find a job that I would WANT" crisis, I thought about how I used to love it, when I was a teenager, my grandmother would bring home an Avon book.  I could look through those catalogs for hours!  The makeup the jewelry everything so pretty and girly!

A few years ago, I wanted to try my hand at selling Avon, the guy I was with at the time basically forbade it and told me I would suck at it and wouldn't be successful etc etc etc.
Well, that may be the case, and it may not!  I was so discouraged that I never pursued it, even though I did want too.
When I was searching the internet for possible at-home jobs, I ran into someone saying that they sell Avon and they really enjoy it.  I suddenly remembered how much I always liked Avon, and how I had wanted to sell it years ago.  My current boyfriend, while he didn't say "NO!" like my ex did, was like "I don't know if that's going to work well for you, I don't think anyone in this area buys the stuff."
I think so as well, I'm not sure anyone here in the Bay Area really buys it.  BUT, my friends may buy it from me, to try it at least.  Also, apparently you can let people order stuff under you on the Avon website, which would work well for me since I have friends all over the freaking country.
I'm going to give it a shot!  I have a bag of catalogs, and when I have it set so people can order online under me, I will post that information here.
I'm actually kind of excited, and I haven't really been excited about anything except the new Nintendo 3DS in a long time!


Pet Peeve: Communication Issues - Being Vague

Since I'm irritated beyond belief today, I might as well rant some more:
I HATE WHEN PEOPLE TELL YOU SOMETHING BUT ARE SUPER VAGUE ABOUT IT!
*Warning: Lots of cursing incoming*

For example: I ask "what are you watching?" person watching TV says "TV"
And then I pretty much implode from disbelief and rage.
"I FUCKING KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING TV, I CAN FUCKING SEE THAT!!!!!!!!  ARE YOU CAPTAIN OBVIOUS OF OBVIOUSLAND, HERE TO POINT OUT THE FUCKING OBVIOUS?!?!"
Rooooaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!

So, one thing about me is that I am rather hot tempered, the above conversation HAS actually happened in real life to, several times, in fact.  Sometimes my second sentence of obscenities and rage, does really take place as well, I actually HAVE screamed that at someone, (and no, it doesn't end well), because I have really bad issues dealing with stupid bullshit.  Now, the one question I do have about the above conversation specified is, "was that actually MY fault?", as in, should I have asked, "what are you watching on the TV?" instead, so I don't get a stupid overly vague, and sometimes overly obvious, response.

But then we come to situations where, say a friend of yours says something that eludes to the fact that they are upset, so when you say "what's wrong?" and their answer is "issues" I'm just like, "OK, FINE! Obviously you don't want to talk to me about it, but you could just fucking say that, instead of being all vague and shit!"  I ask you what's wrong with you because I CARE, and I don't want to have to sit here and play 20 fucking questions to try to figure out what your deal is.
Example:
"What's wrong?"
"Issues"
"Issues with what or whom?"
"I got mad at *name*"
".....WHY did you get mad at *name*"
"Because they were a jerk"
".............And what did they DO that makes them a jerk?"

I mean seriously!!!! Give me a fucking break and just put it all out there! AGAIN, I ask because I CARE, if you don't want to tell me, then say so and I won't ask anything, if you do want to tell me, then TELL ME!!!!
"I'm having issues with *name* because they did *action* and they are a jerk!"
OH MY GOD! WHY IS THAT SO HARD FOR PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's called a "sentence" and they aren't that fucking hard to say, or type out in the case of texting.  I mean, if you have limited text messages then just fucking say THAT and then call me or write me an essay in a damn email.  Seriously people!!!!!  It's not that hard! 




Friday, July 12, 2013

Warning: Rant Incoming - I HATE YOU COUNTY WEBSITE

Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I hate you I hate you I hate you I HATE YOU IHATEYOUIHATEYOU grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
*cough* Sorry.
So, where I live you have to register your pets for a "license" and they have to verify your pets have been vaccinated and spayed/neutered and yada yada yada.  You can do this online!  Yay!  Oh wait, no, NOT yay.  Their website is a piece of fucking shit, I'm not even kidding.

FIRST OF ALL: The damn website kicks me off and makes me start ALL OVER FROM THE BEGINNING after about half an hour of fighting with it to input all my dogs information.

SECOND:  I had to fight with it for an extra 10 minutes AFTER I started the stupid "session" over because it would NOT let me continue to select the kind of license to get for my  "new" dog.  The logic of the website is flawed, see, both of my dogs are rescues, and I don't know EXACTLY what date they were born on.  So it says "enter the age in years" if you don't know the exact date, so ok, she's 1 and a half ish.  Well it wouldn't let me put 1.5 or 1/5 so I just put 1.  Then I entered the date she was spayed on, and it says "nope that date is wrong".  OK......... WHY?!  So I finally figure out that, according to the websites logic, if she is EXACTLY a year today, then she wouldn't have been born yet when I put in that she was spayed.  I GUESS that's what it thought, I don't know.  I got pissed at it and put she was born on Valentine's day.  FUCK YOU WEBSITE!  I HATE YOU!!!!!! *throws a chair through a window and flips a table*

I should probably point out that I am exhausted today, the puppy woke me up VERY early today AND yesterday, and since I don't sleep at night, this is a problem.

Doggies

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My Hair Is So Dark Now!

Eeeeeeeep!

I've wanted to do my hair dark for a while, and finally, I just walked down to the salon down the street from my house and had them do it! I feel that I was over charged rather drastically, but I know it takes twice as much color to cover my insanely thick mane than most people's hair (I know this because every hairdresser I've ever had tells me this), and she did a good job, so I didn't complain, and I still tipped her. It took like two hours for her to do this! The color she put on my hair is "light brown" but since I'm so pale, my hair is like "light brown? lol! No, it's black". Personally, I like it better. 

Pandaren Female, Red, or Black and White?

So I'm making a Pandaren monk female, and while I like the look of the males better than the females, since I'm a chick it would be weird to play a male I think. SO. I'm making a female. I can NOT decide between being a "red panda" and having a tail, or being the classic black and white, which is my favorite color scheme.
Red pandaren female

Black and white pandaren female

I'm pretty torn, I think they are both cuddly and adorable. Most of my friends say "red!" of course, but they also tell me to dye my real life hair red, so maybe people just associate me with the color red, I don't know why, it's not like I'm prone to fits of rage or anything. *innocent face*

Tell me what you think!

Whoo! Elder Scrolls Online Beta Weekend!

This weekend, an Elder Scrolls Online beta test is happening!  And I got in!!!!  I am SO excited!  I applied for the beta like twice, and then never heard anything so assumed I didn't get in.  But also this year has been difficult and I also kind of forgot about it.  So when I saw the email title saying I got in, I was excited, then skeptical, then excited again when I realized it was legit!

So what is the "Elder Scrolls" you ask?  Well, the Elder Scrolls is a series of games that have gone across multiple platforms, but mainly a PC game, over the past several years.  My personal experience with playing these games go from Morrowind, to Oblivion, and the more recent Skyrim.  If I could handle the now-shitty graphics of the older games, I would play those as well, but one of the great things about the Elder Scrolls games is that they always have the best graphics for the time they are released.  As far as a genre goes the games are usually RPG fantasy medieval types, with stunning graphics and HUGE worlds to run around and stab things, shoot fireballs, or pick flowers, if that's what you prefer.  (I usually do all of those things.)

Is anyone else out there going to be in the beta too?  I'm sure everyone who gets in will be playing ALL weekend!


One of my old Oblivion characters looking rather grumpy.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Moving the Guild: Changing Servers

My World of Warcraft guild, which has been on one of the original sets of servers, changed servers last week.  The server we were on has died.  By died I mean, there is barely anyone there, and most of the people that are there, are on the opposing faction (damn alliance!) and outnumber us to a point that some things we try to do become impossible.  There's supposedly three thousand players on that server, and most of them are the alliance.  So we moved, to a NON-roleplaying server (finally) and it's also a server that the horde outnumbers the alliance on.

It was sad and exciting at the same time.  I don't want my friends on the old server to feel abandoned, but at the same time, I am a much more active player than most of the people we left behind, and when there is literally NO ONE around to interact with even in just a chatting capacity, the game becomes pretty much not fun pretty fast.  There are times in life when you have to do what's better for you, you know?  Besides, most of the time I don't even interact with people in the game in a way other than just chatting with them, usually in guild chat.  So now I have to talk to those people via RealID.  That's not so bad.  I also still have high level characters on that server, so if they NEED me I am still available for them there.

I don't know why Blizzard doesn't just combine some servers, or transfer everyone on a particular server to another one and close out the server that is now empty.  I guess the opportunity to squander every last cent from subscribers that they can is there, and they will take full advantage since their subscription numbers are going down.  HOWEVER they still have MILLIONS of subscribers, and I don't mean two million, I mean like, 7 million.  That is a LOT.  Maybe their subscribers are canceling accounts because it seems they are money mongering?  Who knows, but I wish they would go free to play, that would make the game a lot friendlier on my wallet.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Yesterday was Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads, granddads, great-granddads, uncles and other father-figures out there in the world.
Due to an incredibly heart-breaking loss earlier in the year, I don't have anyone to get a gift for anymore.  So even if your kids got you something ugly or useless, appreciate it, and appreciate them.  Because they love you or they wouldn't get you anything at all, and be grateful that you're here to accept it.

Happy Father's Day to my grandfather up in heaven




(This picture is from zazzle I don't know who's zazzle it is but this image seemed fitting.)