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rainejoybringer
24 March 2009 @ 08:57 pm
Although you may go flying no more, surely you will go on in our hearts and our imaginations. Forever will we look at the sky and wonder the dream you saw with those tiny eyes filled with hope. Godspeed little Spacebat... Godspeed.

http://i.gizmodo.com/05173385/shuttle+riding-bat-dies-the-most-glorious-death-imaginable%22
 
 
rainejoybringer
13 March 2009 @ 04:15 pm
...I spent the morning at the dentist today getting called 'AlexanDER'. They even put the emphasis on the 'der'. Arrrg. I kept trying to correct them but they just tilted their heads and played dumb.

=_= 'Duuuuh'
 
 
rainejoybringer
09 February 2009 @ 07:44 pm
So far, over 130 dead. These are now the worst fires in Australia's history. It's horrific, far too horrific and scary. Australians are strong people, but fire is the one natural disaster that scares us more than anything. There are so many stories out there of people trying to shelter from the flames and those who didn't have any warning. People in their cars trying to outrun the fire and getting caught on the road - either crashing from being blind in the smoke or the flames catching them. There are burnt-out shells of cars all over the place. Whole towns have vanished off the face of the Earth like Marysville. Worst yet are the thoughts that perhaps these are the result of arsonists taking advantage of the heatwave that just affected Victoria, and that there may yet be fires to deal with in other places around the nation. Sydney has had fires flare up as well.

The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are taking donations, and likely many other places. If you can donate, please do. If you're overseas and can find a way to donate, it would be even better because your dollar is likely worth more than ours.
 
 
rainejoybringer
28 November 2008 @ 08:54 am
Happy Thanksgiving all my US buddies, this one's for you:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfNgekJG4M
 
 
rainejoybringer
23 November 2008 @ 01:11 am
Will Smith is going to do a remake of The Karate Kid.

D:
 
 
 
rainejoybringer
19 August 2008 @ 11:33 pm
*sigh*

So, looks like I'm going to have to start looking for a new job. People haven't been spending, and so that means less hours at the bakery. Though I'm at tafe, and can still take the afternoon shift, that shift has been pretty much outed. The boss only needs two people a day rather than three now it's been so quiet. I'm still on roster, just that there's no shifts. So unless someone gets sick, nothing for me. I went around asking a couple places about jobs after talking to the boss, but everyone in the plaza seems to be doing it tough. It took me at least a year to find a job in the first place.

I'm seriously in the dumps, this was a horrible time for this to happen. My family has been suffering from a lot of illness this winter, we've got to move out soon to a smaller house (I might be forced to give up a lot of my things like my old sketch books which I've had with me forever), I have education debts. And I was just about to go to Animania in one of the rare times I get to go on a little holiday by myself. Maybe if I'd known beforehand this was coming, I might not have gone. But every thing's already been paid for.

I feel like I've lost a little of my independence now, and there's nothing I hate more than mooching off my parents. I can't even pay for my share of the rent anymore.

I hate the second part of the year, everything comes crashing down during it.
 
 
rainejoybringer
01 August 2008 @ 01:33 am
I've got like... two shifts of work for the entire month. July wasn't kind to me. I caught a cold at the end of June, but it cleared up okay. But then about a week or so later, I caught it again and I've still got it. It's possibly the worst cold I've ever had. It's keeping me short of breath at times. I've even been cutting off from dairy products, but it's still here. I blame my brother. He's had it the entire month, refused to give up drinking ice coffees, and it's just being passed around constantly because of his poor hygiene.

Back on the subject of sucky work though: I missed a couple shifts from being sick; and then when I was in the cinemas watching The Dark Knight (I had to move from the back row because two HUGE guys sat right in front of me when there was many more places to sit), my dad's phone goes off - right in the middle of the interrogation scene. Yeah, great - and it's my mum, with the house phone in her other hand because my boss rang up asking if I could work the night-shift, which was starting at pretty much that exact minute.

I'll get a couple things straight - my dad didn't want to give me a lift out, so I'd have to walk all the way back home and then pass back along to the shopping center, and I also wouldn't have a lift back home that night since my brother had soccer refereeing to do - hence I'd probably have to walk back home in the freezing night in a place I'd rather not be. And frankly, I paid to see The Dark Knight and I don't go to the movies that often, and it still had like an hour and a half to go.

So, I said no. Big mistake, I think.

Tuesday about a week back, I suddenly get a phone call from work. I'm supposed to be at work. Now. I look at my schedule that I got last week on my last shift and I'm not supposed to be on. Uh-uh. Apparently the boss had changed the timetable without informing me. She basically tells me nothing now and I'm only on during the cold lonely hours of night when nobody else is in. I have a very lonely job (even worse that the radio is busted so I have no background chatter to listen to while I'm waiting around).

Anyway, I was late. And now, because of this horrible month and my boss being an evil psycho who likes her vengeance, I'm hardly getting any money. And I have debts and Animania to get to. I was thinking of not going... but this is the only time of year I get to go see MK-chan since I'm no longer very welcome at my grandparents' because of that incident a couple Easters ago.

*siiiigh* The second half of the year is always really harsh on me, isn't it?

Well, look out Redfern, there's a big bunch of cosplayers and anime fans heading your way. If you beat someone up, please make it not from my group.
 
 
rainejoybringer
31 May 2008 @ 03:49 pm
...Is it just me, or has there been a backlash against love songs in the charts? It seems like now more than ever, songs about love are in the minority and people are branching out into different subject areas.

But then, I still don't really listen that much to the charts except when I'm at work. And that's pretty much the same couple songs over and over again every day. =/
 
 
rainejoybringer
21 May 2008 @ 09:54 am
Funny story about work. The newest girl we got didn't realise she was pregnant until about 4 months into it, and she didn't learn of that fact until after she was hired. She tried to ease my boss into the situation by saying "Oh, I love babies".

My boss hates kids with a passion. Her response was "I have a hole in the backyard I like to bury them in". Joking, of course, but it was simple to get the point across. Regardless, the new girl had to tell her despite the awkwardness.

So anyway, I guess she'll be leaving in a couple months or so to have the baby and we're going to have to find another new girl. It gets a bit tiring with the turn-over rate...

And I told the new girl off for not quitting smoking. Cancer sticks and babies do not mix well.
 
 
rainejoybringer
13 March 2008 @ 11:08 pm
Ugh, still not feeling all that well... If I think of particular foods I just suddenly get a headache and feel queasy. It's a really horrible feeling.

Of course, things haven't been going my way recently. As soon as my dad reached the uni to pick me up (we've only got one car at the moment, *sigh*), smoke started pouring out from the hood. I guessed that it was really steam from the radiator though. At least I was right there, but still, the radiator had gotten a few rust holes so we had to take it to get repaired... AGAIN. That car is killing us. We needed to get back home though, so the mechanic, who's a pretty nice guy, offered us a lift back in one of his trucks.

Uh, now I should tell you this isn't any normal mechanic shop. It's specialised in 4WDs - specifically for really off-road stuff. The guy giving us back a lift helped out on that Paris to Beijing show. I think maybe he's had something to do with the Dakar Rally too.

So anyway, it's me, my dad, and the dog and we're looking round at what he could possibly be giving us a lift back in. I joke it's the XBOX HUEG ute covered in mud with only two seats. Guess whaaaaat? BINGO. And guess where I end up sitting? Yup, in the back tray on a tiny little seat on the side surrounded by a big dirty wheel and all other uncomfortable stuff - even the dog knew we were in for a hell ride and was squashing up on the little seat next to me with his paws draped over my leg so I wouldn't let him go. He didn't even move the entire time and needed a lot of reassurance when we finally got home. Oh, and my hair was a mess.

But I guess it was kinda cool. =_=;

Let's hope tomorrow is better. I pretty much slept all day today because I just keep getting so dizzy.