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So I haven't updated this in a while, but that's mostly because rl has been stressful as fuck. Work has kept me busy (tis the season for sad situations like you wouldn't believe :/). I've become distant with a few of you for various reasons, but I just wanted to wish you all a happy holidays and new year, because no matter what's gone down this past year I care about each and every person I follow on here. And if you guys ever need to talk, you can pm me or comment on any of my entries here or lj.

But anyway, I'll try to keep this updated with rl stuff though.

Lately it's just been dealing with the fallout of my sister eloping with the new guy--which sent my parents each into their own depression and made my mom's health problems worse. On the plus side, Tosh actually seems happy with this guy? I don't know, not holding my breath.

In other news, I'm going to try to go back to school in January. Funerary archeology here I come!
roguedemonhunte: ([Misfits] RUDY)
So I talked to Greg about work. He calmed me down and seems pretty confident that it shouldn't affect my job, so here's hoping. Sorry for last night, I just sort of couldn't handle it and had a panic attack, but I am fine now I promise.
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I'm really not interested in arguing, because even as nice as this plan may be for some people it's fucking screwing me over, so comments are turned off. cut for those who want to avoid politics.

How Obamacare affects ME )
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on Sea Wall and it's realism (spoilers behind the cut) )

In other news, waking up three hours before I have to go to work just because I crashed early with a migraine is uncool. It's just a run to one of the hospitals in Tucson, however, so I won't be gone all day hopefully. Using the drive up and back to plot/ponder things about my book so that I can get back on writing it again. I've fallen into horrible habits now that I'm catching up on rp of ignoring my own novels, so I may start setting aside an hour each night where I take a break from rp.

We'll see how well that works out I guess.

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So I found a ton of stuff I forgot I owned while cleaning my room, so I suppose it's good my sister is visiting this Thursday. That said, this combined with helping my mom's friend plan her own funeral arrangements after learning she has a brain tumor will keep me a bit afk more than I have been. I apologize in advance, PLEASE FORGIVE ME YOU LOVELY PEOPLE!

Also, Andrew Scott needs to stop making me want to watch Sherlock. Benedict's face makes me gag, I'm not even kidding. But Andrew with his stupid face and his stupid accent and his stupid villainous ways. URGH.

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Ugh had to buy a new phone this morning though because my battery wasn't holding a charge so I am now brok sooner than I was expecting. I told my mom if she wants me to keep taking her places she needs to start paying for gas, which I hate doing, but I can't afford it otherwise.
roguedemonhunte: ([The Pacific] Snafu)
Most of you are aware, but for those who might not be, we had to evacuate our home yesterday because of the fire after a mandatory evacuation was initiated for our neighborhood (an evacuation that has moved further in town today as the fire grows). We're staying in Tucson with my asshole uncle, but as my parents' dog fell in the pool and nearly fucking drowned and the puppy just bit their bratty kid who got too close and in her space after we fucking warned her, idk how much longer that's going to last.

Talked to my boss today when my dad and I were allowed an hour to go back and removed his extensive ammo collection from the house so that it didn't endanger the firemen even more--he says he's expecting casualties now that it's jumped the highway, so I'll be going back down tomorrow to stay with a coworker in town so that I can help with that. They usually don't let us in until the fire is %100 contained, but since that doesn't look like it'll happen any time soon they may let us in before. I already volunteered to go in if they need someone to since I'm younger and dnw the old guys getting trapped. So yeah, I may very soon be in the danger zone, but as always I will keep my twitter updated. I have been trying to text but I have so many people worried (which means the world you guys have no idea) that it's just easier to send a text to my twitter, and the networks have been jammed at times because everyone and their mom is texting/calling people. I have also been updating my facebook at times, but it's the edited version since I have very Mormon family following, so the twitter is more accurate.

In side news, Dad and I went to see Green Lantern since we've both been waiting for that movie our entire lives, and it did not disappoint. If my life didn't suck so bad atm I'd fangirl but I just don't have the energy to say more than they did it right.

So basically everything and anything that can go wrong atm is. I appreciate any thoughts/prayers/comments etc. Please don't feel bad if I don't directly reply, I'm just running around atm trying not to lose it completely.

Also, my ex is one of the firefighter's who were called in to fight from Mesa, and he has continued to volunteer for the dangerous jobs. I haven't heard from him since 8am this morning. Yesterday he told me goodbye by telling me he still loves me. So yes, I'm fucking worried about him and all the law enforcement/firemen I work with through the funeral home.
roguedemonhunte: ([Avengers] Captain America)

The world is only going to get worse before it gets better, and I’d rather not be caught on my lazy ass if there’s something I can do to help. Had really high ASVAB scores when I took it in high school, so that won’t be a problem. And even if I don't get into mortuary science, I can have police training, so either way I get one of my dream jobs. I figure, now that my mom is doing better, I can stop putting my life on hold so much, but this is just one idea of many.
roguedemonhunte: ([gen kill] LT)

Finally finished watching Generation Kill. It took me over a year because every time I'd watch an episode with bodies in it, my sense memory from work would kick in and I'd start smelling what I'm seeing. If I wasn't of the opinion 'hate the war, not the warriors' before, I sure as hell am now. Even if you don't agree with the war, you have to respect the guys that are over there following orders and the shit they go through.

Seems the one thing about war that never changes aside from the casualties is the bonds formed during it. I could never pretend to understand what it's like to be friends during war, but I am glad that they have that camaraderie.

Also, excellent performances by the entire cast. It's heavy subject matter to play out, but they did amazing.
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On vacation in MA, visiting Beth, and I just realized how weird it was to go through a weekend without picking up a dead person. My life has become constantly being on call and loving it lmfao. There is something seriously wrong with me.

Oh well, it's nice to just sit around and relax. Tomorrow we're checking out Boston and seeing Demetri Martin.
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I fucking love my job. That is all.
roguedemonhunte: ([PJO] WTH IS GOING ON?)
I should be sleeping, but I'm too wound up thinking about what I have to do tomorrow, how I have to stay professional and show no emotion doing it, and how tired I'm going to be after. I just hope I can keep it together around her mom. She doesn't need me weeping on her with everyone else.

I haven't really cried about it. Teared up talking about it, but haven't really cried. I bet it'll hit me at the worst possible moment tomorrow. fml.


Oct. 6th, 2010 07:05 pm
roguedemonhunte: ([Family Guy] Stewie)
One of my headlights is broken, so now I get to spend the money I saved up for my trip to see Beth to fix that shit since I drive a lot at night for work.

And now I'm worried more than just the backlight on my laptop is broken, because the keys aren't responding when I hit the sometimes, especially after the computer has been on a while. THIS COMPUTER IS NEW DAMMIT, IT SHOULD NOT BE DOING THIS ALREADY AND I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO REPLACE IT WHEN I HAVEN'T EVEN PAID IT OFF YET!
roguedemonhunte: ([music] Billy Talent//Ben Cute&Sweet)

House sitting today-Sunday, so I'll only have internet access during the day at work.  However, this is house sitting for my awesome coworker who has given my cat, Lillian, a place to stay since my mom is allergic, and until I can get my own place so I get to see her!

Anyway, don't think I died or anything livejournal.  ilu.


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No, I just like this question's title.
roguedemonhunte: ([Dexter] Loves His Job)
I'm supposed to be cleaning the haunted mortuary right now, but instead I'm procrastinating by making a list of all the things I have to accomplish today:

+ Clean Jensen's
+ Pack the rest of my things at my apartment
+ Clean my apartment since I won't have time tomorrow or Friday
+ Call the electric company to let those bitches know to charge the apartment complex
+ Forward my mail
+ Bone Temps (and possibly CHB depending on my other modly half's day) adds
+ Finish and post the latest CHB score (I just need to design the back cover and it's done)
+ Deny my urge to reopen Nowthedead.
+ Fight my new Emily Browning muse
+ Finish chapter 1 of In The Dark
+ Watch this week's True Blood if my parents will stay the fuck away for an hour

I think that's it, but holy shit today is going to be busy. I probably won't be online again until this evening. And going to bed at 9pm last night was a mistake--I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep.
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My mom randomly announced that I’d make a good nurse if I wasn’t afraid of blood, to which I laughed my ass off and replied, “You do remember I work at a mortuary, right? Accident scenes and suicides have blood, mom, and I work with them every day. You’re thinking of your other daughter.” It was just so out of the blue for her to say.
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So I finally finished reading Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death by Jessica Snyder Sachs. It was incredible If you're at all interested in the dirty details (and I'm talking the real stuff, not what they show on CSI) of decomposition and how scientists determine time of death in murder victims as well as archaeological sites, this book is awesome. It takes you step by step through the history of forensics, starting back when it was laughed at by scientists until today where it's a well respected science. It talks about how far humanity has come--from determining which farmer had murdered another by watching which scythe the flies flocked to, even after it had been cleaned--to today's scientific research and technological advances that allow computers to calculate time of death.

While determining exact time of death is impossible (sorry kids, Horatio lied to you) they have managed to create formulas that allow them to narrow it down to the day just by studying the lifespan of the surrounding insects and plant life. Most of this I already knew since I've had this morbid curiosity since I was a kid, but this book takes it apart and lays it out simply for the less scientific mind to understand. Some of the details are very gruesome, so if you have a low tolerance for that avoid it, but if you don't and manage to get your hands on this book I recommend it!

I can confidently say after reading this and studying the decomposition process that I don't want to be embalmed when I die. I think entomologist Jean Pierre Mégnin said it best:

"In the end nothing rests next to the white bones but a sort of brown earth, finely granular, composed of insect pupal cases...and the excrements of successive generations of insects...thus is accomplished this parable of the scripture: You are dust and unto dust you shall return."

The human body is the most complex and amazing creation ever made, and the decomposition process just further proves it.