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Saturday. 5.9.15 9:03 am
I'm not going to pretend that I'm super happy that my plans for the weekend have been canceled, but I'm really not all that upset either. Two of the plans that I had, I'd postponed those earlier in the week, and the one other tentative plan that I had was just that: tentative. I'm really not surprised that it got canceled. This allows more time for me to take naps and watch more videos courtesy of my new found love.

The only thing that I need to do this weekend, that actually involves me putting on a bra and leaving the pod, is to go to the grocery store and bank. Otherwise, I'm in for the entirety of the sunny and warm weekend.

Yesterday I was looking particularly adorable, but because I had no one to go to dinner with, I went to the mall instead. I returned an article of clothing that I'd purchased online from VS {it looked super cute on the model, but it was very unflattering once on me} and stopped at the AT&T store. I purchased a new phone, which is being mailed to me since the one I wanted was only available online, and came home with some accessories for the phone and a new tablet. The tablet, which was free with a smartphone purchase, is my first tablet. It's a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and I really have no use for it other than taking it on long trips. But it was free, so why the fuck not.

I'm excited about getting my new phone. I'm sure there's going to be features I don't like, but hey, that happens with every new piece of technology that comes out. I'm actually thinking it's time for me to be getting a new laptop soon ... I got the blue screen of death yesterday ... for the third time in the last few months. I can't think of any reason why my laptop would suddenly be crashing. The only new program that I installed on my computer is Spotify. If it happens again, I may have to bring it to a techie friend of mine and see if he can diagnose it.

Alright, I think that's it for today. Nothing exciting happened during the week that I felt like documenting, which is why I skipped a day. Here's to another lazy weekend!

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Empathy, apathy and indifference
Tuesday. 5.5.15 8:23 pm
There are several challenging aspects to my job; most of them are easy to adjust to. Others, that you wouldn't immediately think of, are much harder to become accustomed to.

Sitting in one place, at one desk, for several hours in a row. One of the very few things I miss about the security job is the ability to walk about whenever I please. I don't necessarily miss patrolling, but having the option to just get up and go wherever I wanted around the campus? I do miss that. I've been doing this new job for 4 months now and sitting at the desk is still one of the hardest things for me.

Empathy is another challenge. Empathy is something that allows you to feel for and understand what the person is feeling. Sympathy, on the other hand, is when you feel bad for something that someone is going through. Apathy is when you don't have any feelings at all, which runs somewhere along the lines of indifference. I have a hard time feigning empathy for someone's issue that doesn't affect me. I think I'm pretty good at pretending; saying sorry in a non sarcastic way tends to help with this. But the empathy only lasts as long as the phone call itself.

I've finally gotten to the point where I only concern myself with my job while I'm there. I don't let it affect my personal life because I don't think about my workload while I'm not there. Sure, I bitch and moan and compare stories with coworkers and friends when I'm not at work {also while I'm at work} but it is usually to laugh and de-stress. I'm completely indifferent about the situations of the people with whom I've interacted while on a call.

I'm not sure if this is a good skill to have or it's something that would make people accuse me of being a horrible person. Either way, I guess as long as I don't start making people think that I don't give a fuck about their problems, then we're golden.

Anywho, I go back to the tattoo shop in a week to get the tattoo finished. It's just about healed, which is nice. My back barely itches now and the flaking is completely minimal. I give it a few more days and should be able to clean it with the pouf in the shower and {gently} scratch my back without it messing up the ink. Then I go through this healing process all over again next week.

Alright, back to my new found love on YouTube.

Until next time. . .

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Soothing Aquaphor
Sunday. 5.3.15 8:54 am
I've reached the incredibly annoying itchy, flaky stage of getting a tattoo. My back itches on an almost constant basis at this point and there's quite a bit that flakes off every time I take a shower and/or put ointment on. It's amazing that, after this stage, there's still enough ink left over to keep it looking good. Obviously I'm not scratching my back ... that would actually fuck up the tattoo, but whenever I rub ointment on to it, or clean it with soap and water, it's such an awesome relief. It's quite soothing, for all of about 5 minutes.

I give it a few more days, it hasn't even been a week yet, before my back no longer itches constantly, but only when my clothing rubs it the wrong way. Then right as it's healed up and not really bothering me anymore, I'll get the color added and we'll go through this dance all over again.

Yesterday was spent doing nothing. The only bit of productivity that's been added to today is laundry. I put contacts in this morning so that I wouldn't be tempted to nap at all, so that I'll still be able to get a decent amount of sleep tonight for work tomorrow. Other than laundry, however, I don't have anything planned. It will be another day of staying inside, being lazy.

On the off chance that anyone of my friends actually texts me wanting to hang out, I'll just have to make sure that what we do is free. Rent check is always tight; the difference now, with the new job, is that I can afford to pay the rent and buy actual groceries for the two weeks until the next payday. As opposed to before when I'd have to buy ramen or something cheap in order to survive two weeks.

Alright, I'm gonna go drown myself in a sea of videos of my newest YouTube obsession.

Until next time. . .

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How to avoid May Day traffic
Friday. 5.1.15 9:13 pm
Today is May Day. I'm not sure exactly how the protests/riots are going Downtown, but I know that I wasn't anywhere near the main "event." Supposedly the crowd was supposed to come up near work, but that didn't happen. The closest I came, at all, was when I was heading to Target and came to an intersection {that I planned on turning at anyway} which was blocked off by police. Otherwise, the only thing giving it away is the choppers that have been hovering overhead for a majority of the day.

After work, I planned on going directly north to return a couple items to Target, but instead I headed south to meet up with a friend who invited me to join him for dinner. I'm glad I went down there first. Traffic going north afterward wasn't at all bad. The food and beer was exactly what was needed at the end of the day, at the end of the week.

Coming home to shower and put ointment on my back was the best way to end the day. I have no plans for the remainder of the weekend, except for laundry. I'm pretty excited to be spending he rest of the weekend indoors. I'm not sure what the weather will look like, but I have a feeling it'll be sunny and will give me even more reason to be happy about the lack of plans.

It's kind of crazy that we're already in to May, but at the same time it's not that crazy. A lot has happened in the last few months so the time hasn't been wasted. I am a bit curious as to what the next few months are going to bring. I guess I'll find out in due time.

Until next time. . .

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Tatted up: part one
Wednesday. 4.29.15 7:25 pm
Yesterday was almost perfect. There was one tiny thing first thing in the morning, but the remainder of the day went as planned.

I was able to sleep in a little bit and took my time getting up north. I made a stop at Target for something that I'm going to end up returning because it just didn't work out. I'll likely make my way back up there Friday after work and get it done then so that I can spend the weekend indoors.

After I finished at Target, I went to the doc's. The exam went well enough, but I do need to go back in a couple weeks for a follow up. Everything is fine, but the doc wants to double check on something that she wasn't able to see this time around. I also had some blood work done while I was there, which came back all negative, as was the anticipated result.

Once the doc appointment was finished, I made my way over to the little cafe/coffee shop that my friend picked out for breakfast and we met there. The food was delicious and not terribly expensive considering they make the food fresh daily, and right in front of you. After that we had just enough time for me to stop by the eye place and get my lenses replaced, since they had a scratch on them and they're under warranty for 2 years.

This killed enough time to get to the tattoo parlor, across the street and the process began sometime around 12:30pm. Once the endorphins kicked in, the pain wasn't all bad and it felt pretty good. There were a couple spots, especially toward the end when he was going over a few places again, that felt slightly more unpleasant than the rest, but it wasn't horrible. He got the base outline done, along with some base shading. The colored shading will be done in two weeks. Here is the current look:

I am a little sad that there's really nothing that can be done about the words {which is why they appear to be a different color than the rest; it's faded from having been done 8 years ago.} The original artist was an amateur and made the lettering too thick for much to be done with it. Even if he were to outline the letters with a lighter ink, it would still be hard to read. And going over it would just make it more illegible. If you'd like to see the original, it's in the "random photos" gallery.

Sleeping last night was fine, since I don't generally sleep on my back. And work today was fairly alright. I only moved wrong a few times and was instantly reminded of the fresh tattoo on my back. In a few days it'll likely start itching, but once that has passed, it's pretty much healed. Just in time for me to go through this all over again!

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6 months later
Monday. 4.27.15 8:55 pm
Approximately 6 months ago, I reserved an appointment for tomorrow at noon. I'm super excited! There will be photo evidence to come. I'll also write about the details in a couple days. There's really not much to write about yet that I haven't already written about.

I'll get to sleep in a little later than I normally do on a work day because I decided to put gas in my car this evening rather than going first thing in the morning. I won't have to leave my place until around 8 or 8:15, depending on traffic. This means I won't have to get up until 7:30, as opposed to 7. So 30 extra minutes, but that's still a little extra time to just kind of chill in bed before getting up.

My doc appointment is at 9 and I should only be there for maybe 30 or so minutes. I might be there a slight bit longer if the doc wants the labs done right then. I'm going to bring up the thyroid thing again and see if she's okay ordering a test for it to be checked. I doubt anything is wrong, but there is a family history so it can't hurt to get checked every once in a while. I think it's been 3 or 4 years since the last time so it's about time again.

After the doc, I'll be meeting up with a friend for breakfast. I'll need to have food in my system for the noon appointment. I'm also treating her since she'll be chilling out with me for the entire 3 hour appointment. Then I'll be bringing her to work before I come home. Once I'm home, I'll be home for the remainder of the night, since I do have to go back to work Wednesday morning.

Today didn't feel terribly busy, and I was caught up on all my work before I left for the day, but I have a feeling with my being out tomorrow, I'm going to have quite a bit of catching up to do come Wednesday. Oh well. It'll be my first time missing work since I started and one day shouldn't affect it too much. I guess I'll find out for myself exactly how busy it may or may not be.

Until then. . .

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