chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
I'm flying to Washigton, D.C. in five hours.  I'm a little nervous.  I've never flown that far on a connection before, and I am haunted by two years working for an airline and knowing how much can go wrong.  There's no weather it seems though, so that's good.

Danny has some convention out there.  I'm tagging along because I can.

I forgot my green fuzzy hat at his house though, which makes me sad.  I wanted to look like an Eskimo.
chokethewind: (HTTYD // This is my)
Lost my paid account.  Until I rectify the computer situation, I probably won't renew it.  HANDY EDITING COMMENT TOOL, I DO MISS YOU HOWEVER.  /woe

We bid on new shifts.  I got a stupid shift with stupid days off.  I always get a stupid shift, but I usually get Fridays off.  Not so.  DENIED.  I'm still the last person in my bid group, so I get leftovers.  It's still a stab in the gut though.  Fail.  Next week will be my last Friday off for a very long time, so I will savor it.  And my next vacation is the week after the Lydia tour.  Trying to trade it, but with my luck that will not happen.  Two weeks of not working.  I'm actually really scared, but I'm working nearly every single day until the middle of July (in the midst of a fourteen day stretch, heyo) so I'm trying to soothe my nerves.  Not going to Texas is not an option.  It sounds stupid, but it's important to us, so I suppose it's not that stupid.

Still torn up about Lydia.  They are my band and I both excited for new music and so sad it will be over.  Life will go on.

Started replaying the first Kingdom Hearts with my little brother.  THE FACT THAT I CANNOT SKIP CUT SCENES STILL MAKES ME WANT TO KNIFE BABIES IN THE FACE. Rageeee.
chokethewind: (HIMYM // Boys are just)
I have worked twelve days in a row, and now I am off for three days and don't know what to do with myself.  HUZZAH.

It's also a day for drinking, but I am poor until Friday, so drinking may not occur too heavily.  Tomorrow I am supposed to take my friend to get her license - since she is older than me and we have discussed this for three years now. >.>  But to be fair, I moved away and we're both lazy and our days off don't match and ... I have my license, so it's not my top priority. xD  But she does not!  So we are finally getting it done. I hope.

I got into a fight with my mom last week and we're still not really talking, but I am going to make her breakfast on Sunday.  I'm looking to get a little creative, and not just the regular French toast/eggs deal.  Suggestions?  Something easy?  I am a horrible cook, but I'm adventurous, and I'd like to do something fun, so have at it.

I haven't caught up on Glee for the past two weeks yet, but I watched this week's HIMYM, and I AM DISAPPOINT.  But then I saw the new White Collar crossover promos with the other USA shows and was like OMG MATT BOMER SWOON.  /cough

I've broken down where I'd like to visit in a few weeks into a few locations: Washington, Washington, D.C., New York, New Orleans (new one), and back to San Francisco.  I've been to SFO (I have found myself constantly abbreviating city names to their major airports; curse you American Airlines and your brainwashing) a few times, but I've not been by myself, and I haven't done a lot of things I've wanted to do, like Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz.  If I end up doing this, it's going to be on an extremely tight budget, but I can make it work.  Mainly I just walk around like a tourist and take pictures with my phone.  Like, ya know, a normal tourist does.  

All in all, working has been taking my mind off how utterly miserable I was feeling.  I'd work, come home, and sleep, jump up, clean some stuff, and shoot off to work again.  Too much free time makes me a sad panda I guess.

Off to bushwhack my eyebrows.  I expect your sympathy.

So fess up

Apr. 20th, 2010 03:51 am
chokethewind: (Abyss //  This isn't funny)
Excuse me while I get righteous airline employee on you.

I don't take International calls, so I don't really have to deal with the mess going on overseas at the moment, but I've had enough angry people come through to me accidentally that I feel some of it.  I know it sucks.  I know it's horrible that we can't get people out until next week, that everything we have is either canceled or completely full, that your flight was canceled on Friday and we rebooked you for today and then that flight got canceled.  I know you're stuck in a foreign country running out of medicine and your kids are back here with nobody to watch them and you can't afford a hotel anymore so you're sleeping at an airport with no showers and you have to go to a funeral and you're missing your sister's wedding and you just want to get home and sleep in your own bed.

But do you really think we're holding planes back for our own benefit?  We're losing twenty million dollars a day, we are not trying to purposefully keep you from getting back home to your family.  What if our plane did fly and then it crashed?  Sleeping on a floor for five days is better than losing your life.

That being said, I know it sucks and I definitely don't blame people for complaining and most people have been relatively understanding, but I've had enough crazy people thinking that we're intentionally not flying for some twisted purpose of fucking them over that it's irritating.  Not that I don't understand where that particular belief stems from.  Because fucking you over, we can do.  But not in this case.

Anyway.  I talked to my supervisor about potentially transferring to the airport in Phoenix in August, and we found an opening.  I have to apply and interview, and chances are that the starting date is going to be way too early for when I plan on moving, but I'm trying to stay optimistic.  Not that I really want to work at the airport.  At all.  It's way easier to just push my mute button and talk trash when nobody can hear me, but you can't really press a mute button when you're talking to someone face to face.  Plus it's the airport.  Just.  No.  But I'll take what I can get to stay employed with American.  I was really apprehensive when I first took this job, but the company's been nothing but accepting and helpful and lenient, so I can't complain too much. 

And my cousin's getting married next year in Hawaii, and I'd really like to be able to afford to go.  First class.  Because I am shameless.
chokethewind: (Abyss// I waited and I waited and I)
I'm so tired.  Two hours of sleep, and work at 8 in the morning, which is ridiculous for me.  And then  I had a bad start to the night yesterday, but my friends came down from Phoenix and we rocked this place like nobody's business.  I have new hair.  It's exhilarating.

I didn't get later today off, though I so dearly wanted it.  Of course there's weather.  OF COURSE THERE'S WEATHER, THIS IS THE WINTER OF NEVERENDING FUCKING WEATHER EVERYWHERE.  It's ruining my life and I'm not even in it.  Man.  Come on spring, be nice.  Before we get summer, and thunderstorms.  Sigh. 

Con in a week.  I'm supposed to be writing something right now.  But I can't focus and I'm so sleepy and so I think I'll give up.

I've been making guacamole like nobody's business.  I used to hate the stuff, and now I just want to bathe in it.

Nonsensical is nonsensical, and I'm really quite an idiot but we'll get over that eventually.

I need more tea.
chokethewind: (Abyss // It always feel like someone's)
I have been obsessed with Pandora lately.  I've heard about it but never really used it, and then I found out my Blackberry has an app for that can also use Pandora so I made an account and ah! I love my Lydia radio station like nobody's business.  It hardly plays Lydia anymore since I've added so much, but ah!  It's so amazing.  I loooveeee it.  I lost my good pair of headphones so I'm using the stupid earbuds the Blackberry came with until I can afford a new set of earmuffs.  I hate earbuds.  They never stay in my ears.  Ever.

I also love my Blackberry.  I have a app, a maps app, visual voicemail, an app that makes text messaging look like it does on the iPhone, an app that tells me when I'm closest to the nearest coffee place, an app that will read me my text messages if I'm driving so I don't have to look at my phone, a Spanish-English translator, and a Facebook app.  The Facebook app came pre-installed, which was nice, but I've been taking everything from the app store that's free.  Plus the fantastic Pandora app.  I'm just like woooo. 

My little sister and I went to the Asian market today.  I made her look at the durians and the dead fish and bought her roasted peas and ramune.  I like to feel like I'm exposing her to different things~

My new shift sucks.  I like not having to work until the afternoon, but then it means I'm off at 1am and it takes me half an hour to get home, another half hour to get in bed and something else to eat since I don't ever eat a real lunch as I don't get my break until, oh, eight thirty pm, and then somewhere in the vicinity of two to three hours to actually wind down.  I was always usually in bed by 4am, but now I'm not getting to sleep until 5 or 6.  By the time I get done with this shift the people at the McDonald's are going to know how many creams and sugars I like in my coffee.  Working these hours just makes me so tired.

I got a pink cupcake candle for Valentine's Day from my family.  My room smells like a cupcake!  That automatically makes everything better. :)
chokethewind: (Glee // Face)
I've been back at work for two days and am ready to fall over.

Please stop snowing east coast. Pleaseeee.  If I hear "my flight's been canceled" one more time, I will have to shank someone.
chokethewind: (WC // Shape up)
Brb going to Chicago.

I should be back tonight; the load factors, however, are very heavy. I'm using a priority pass but I still may get kicked.  Let us hope they have clean sidewalks in Chicago, yes?  ^^


Jan. 12th, 2010 01:10 am
chokethewind: (Firefly //  Can't take it from me)

I fangirled so hard the people around me were like, what's wrong with you? And I was just like, I'M FLAILING, LEAVE ME ALONE.  And then continued to flail forever and am still flailing.  I just love him omg.  Now if I could only talk to Jeremy Renner my life would be complete.  But omggg, James McAvoy ahhh.

Ok, I'm done. 
chokethewind: (Glee // Face)
If you ever call me, please, for the love of all things good and pretty, do not tell me you want to be "departuring" from Los Angeles to DFW, and then continuously use it throughout the entire drawn out, painful, annoying conversation.

Seriously woman, how many times do I have to emphasize departing?   My head. 

Anyway, all the input on that last matter was really sweet.  I'm personally in the Roxas's camp, but I don't think there's one right answer.  It's English, after all.  But it was cool to see what everyone else thought.  Since I do not commonly have these types of conversations with people who I see daily.  Though I guess that would be kind of cool too.  Though I didn't realize I could vote in my own poll so I just did right now and the Roxas's win.  The rest of you can suck it!  ;)

My friend at work booked a ticket for Tommy Lasorta.  The same person who booked a ticket for Snoop Dogg. I want to kick her in the shins.

If you're a fan of indie, folkish, ambient-ish music, you should check out the Honey Trees. I love them.

chokethewind: (Firefly- Can't take it from me)
I have been working on this goddamn story for the past week and nothing I do makes me happy. I picked up four hours tomorrow morning and then I have two hours between starting my regular shift and goddamnit, I am getting coffee, sitting in McDonald's, listening to Audrye Sessions, AND AM GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING FREAKING WORK.  /rage

On Tuesday since it's lopped off work day where I have more freedom in the morning I will be attempting to dye my cape in the backyard.  This will either end A) beautifully, B) painfully, or C) with my dog ending up purple colored and not the cape, Idek.  I guess I could put him in his pen, but I don't know if I'd rather see him cry until I was finished, or purple.  The novelty of a purple dog is appealing, but somehow I don't think very humane.  Or it's just AWESOME.  I can't buy the wig until next paycheck but I've been staring at it dreamily just about every day lately. 

My Dodgers are coming down to the post-season wire (October is such an awesome, fun month, filled with playoff games and Halloween) and I talked to James Worthy the other day and nearly freaked out on the phone.  For those who don't know (which is everyone), James Worthy was a Lakers player (that's basketball).  He retired in 1994 and I was five years old and my earliest memories are watching Lakers games and cheering for Worthy.  It's funny the things we remember from being little.  But then again, my entire family consists of psycho Lakers fans, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised. In any case, it made my day.

I keep trying to mess around with my layout and I've got it mostly the way I want it, but I'm failing at finding a header and since I'm far too lazy to steal buy Photoshop like a nice person, I just yoinked someone else's.  Need to fix that.  

I have been doing crochet at work since [ profile] mekkisry  showed me how.  I'm either working on A) a scarf, B) a race car track, or C) a mishapen lump.  It's supposed to be A, but the other two options are also showing really, really likely at the moment.

chokethewind: (PTV-I would)
When they say it caused flight delays, they mean OUR flights.

Well that was a goddamn headache.  Jesus Christ people, I did not spill the mercury, and we didn't shut the goddamn airport down, that was the TSA, not American.  Oi vey. 

For those reading This Frenzied State, a note. Also, an attempt at floaty summer ghosts, ahoy. )

Don't really know where I'm going with this.  All I know for sure is that it involves A) lots of old junk, B) summer nights, and C) horrible dialogue.  Huzzah!

All I've been doing lately has been going to work, watching zombie movies, and writing vague, half formed attempts at floaty, not so good things.  It's almost September.  It's almost fall.  I always find good stuff in the fall.  Come on tradition.  Hang in there

chokethewind: (Lal- All I could feel)
Does someone biting their own nails turn anyone on?  I swear.  We always have creeps call and so it doesn't bug me so much as amuse me, but this guy took my name and then we chatted about flights for few moments, and then he brings up nail biting and asks if I do and I answered truthfully and he takes this long, shuddery moan, tells me to hold, and then I can hear panting.


Does nail biting turn anyone in their right mind on?  I don't understand.  I see some weird things, but nail biting?  Come on.  I want to get an alias like woah, orz.  These people having my name is starting to trip me out.

There is a con here in October.  During Halloween. I will be cosplaying.  I am officially a nerd.  The KH tattoo wasn't enough.  Leeroyy Jennkiins.

I'm also beyond pumped for September, because lotsa awesome things are gonna happen in September.  Well really, just Lydia tour in Texas and HIMYM comes back, but that's all important stuff now.  It's all trippy to me that it's nearly December.  Well, I mean, it's still months away, but it feels so close.  I don't like this time jumping around fast thing at all.

chokethewind: (Magikarp- Fuck your)
I must have run over at least ten frogs on the way home from work today.  It was insanity.  Poor things.  The monsoon brings them out and holy hell, was it raining.  Damn. I also managed to get myself locked out of the building on the opposite side of where I had my car parked.  As a result I had to walk around the entire building to get to the other side.  In summation, I had to wring out my sweatshirt once I got home, change socks, dry my pants, shake off my purse, and towel off my hair.  It was intense guys, intense.

I think I also did more compassion tickets today than I've ever done in my life at AA.  Everyone's dropping dead.  I don't get it. D:  Someone also tried to call in and get a compassion ticket for Michael Jackson's funeral.  He was de -wait for it- NIED. 

My sister's been gone less than a day and the cat's already trying to get all up in my kool-aid.  He was also de- wait for it-- NIED.  He can't just ignore me when she's home! He has to love me too! ;___;

My restaurant is doing very well.  I'm up to four employees and five tables.  Huzzah!
chokethewind: (HIMYM- Not scotch but it'll)
So the past few days were full of fail in Texas.  At one point we had over 2000 calls on hold.  If there's bad weather in Dallas it affects our entire system since that's our hub.  Hence hundreds of stranded people.  Poor kids.  We also laid off over 1500 people this week.  Not me, or any in any other reservations office.  Which is good, for me at least, not so good for my fellow employees elsewhere.  Sadface.  Weather's calmed down, but I got some mad overtime in.  Hellza yea.

Also, some guy (presumably an agent/groupie/someone) called to extend a reservation for Nicole Richie and when I did it he hung up and thanked me and then went, "I appreciate it, and so does Nicole."  Pause.  "Well, thanks for calling American, have a good day."  Pause.  "Oh. Okay, bye."

Like I was supposed to explode into soapy bubbles of joy?  I lol'd.  He also extended the reservation for her father and son (Harlow Madden. He belongs to that Good Charlotte guy I think) and her nanny.. who sat in coach.  While they sat in first.  Which I guess makes sense but it seemed kinda cold to me.  Her nanny totally had a name some weird exotic Russian name too.  Idk, I'm still lol'ing over the whole ordeal.

Oh, haz a kitty picture which inspired the crack below.  He's cute when he wants to be.  Most time he's antisocial, avoids me, and then gets weird moods where he lets me pet him and then totally bites me.  Idk, he also only has one ear so his name is EJ.  Evander Junior.  Yea, that's totally bad taste, good job adoption agency people.


Been rewatching the second season of himym.  I've been feeling like a bum lately when I'm not working.

chokethewind: (RE- I am a man)
Okay, I know I'm being spam-y, but I couldn't resist.  I had a sexy conversation at work today.

Pax: Can I put you on hold for a second?  I have a call on the other end but I'll get rid of it in a second.

Me (writing, not paying attention, because honestly, I never do): Sure, go ahead.

Pax: *phone clicks*  Hey, Kim?  Yea, sorry, I'm on the phone with the airline.  Can I call you back?  [pause]  Oh, you're wearing what you were wearing last night?

Me: *looks up*

Pax: If you wear what you wear last night I'll get rid of the airline, not you.  [pause, laugh]  Well, you could always just not wear anything.  Or you can wear the thong.

Me: ......

Pax: Okay, let me get rid of the airline.  *click*  Okay, miss? 

Me (attempting to not die):  *squeak* Yes?

Yea, it was sexy.  That was a sample.  He put me on hold twice more while I priced stuff out and for some reason his phone didn't put me on hold like it should have.  I think the second time he came on I might have snorted.  Loudly.  And then he tried to hang up on me but he didn't and then I got to hear more.  It was funny because whatever foxy lady he was talking to had my name.  

I don't know whether to feel traumatized or not.  On one hand, it's hilarious. On the other hand, I really didn't want to know what things he wanted to do her once he got off work. >.>

chokethewind: (Default)
By the way, CNN

Fail.  They corrected it right away, but it was one of those PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN moments.
Barcelona was last night.  I got to hear my title sung.  They were utterly fantastic.  It was fun.  Really, really fun.  I wanted to go to Tempe today for the show tonight but I am broke. :/  It was really an awesome show.  I could probably gush for like, fifteen hours about how much I loved it but I think it's pretty clear I'm sorta crazy by now.  And there's weather in Dallas.  Today was a screaming day.  I'm better at taking it now.  No matter how much I want to tell people to suck it.  I mean, honestly.  It's the plane we don't want to lose.  Please, feel fry to fly in a thunderstorm.  I insist. 

Lydia in 25 days.  So.  Stoked. 

chokethewind: (PTV-I would)
PTV was on the Myspace homepage.  This means that at every show I go to now will either involve A) stomping on bitches or B) getting there early.  It didn't use to be like that.  Just like with Lydia.  

Summer= Lydia, Barcelona, Envy on the Coast, Taking Back Sunday, Chiodos, Billy Talent. Sometimes life is good.

I also talked to someone on the phone today for like twenty minutes about music.  I hope I don't get listened to on that call.  He totally gave me his myspace and I totally wrote it down because I totally thought he was hot.  He knew his shit. 

And then I totally looked him up and he's totally like 47 years old.

Fuck my life.
chokethewind: (Maka- Don't make me angry)
Oh So Loyal Customer: I need to go from Atlanta to Los Angeles tomorrow and return on Friday.

Oh So Helpful Agent:  Okay.  *prices*

Oh So Loyal Customer:  That expensive?

Oh So Helpful Agent:  We have no notice, and so all the lower fares have sold out, that's what it's going to be.

Oh So Loyal Customer:  Okay, well, I'm just going to go to Delta then.

Oh So Helpful Agent:  Okay, well, thanks for calling American, have a great night.

Oh So Loyal Customer: .......

Oh So Helpful Agent: Hello?

Oh So Loyal Customer:  It's still the same even though I said I'm going to Delta?


Wtf this isn't Mexico, go barter somewhere else, idiot.


Feb. 12th, 2009 03:19 pm
chokethewind: (Luke- Arghhhh)
Oh fuck my life, I was supposed to work from 10:30-6 today but had to trade it (okay well originally I wasn't even supposed work today, but I picked it up for someone, Thursdays are my normal days off) for an over night shift because I had class this morning.  So I'm supposed to be going in from 9:30-6am but the girl I traded with fucked up the shift trade (okay, let's be fair, I'm the one who accepted it without looking but STILL) so NOW I HAVE TO GO IN FROM 4:30-6:30.  And then go back!




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