And this is tl;dr as usual for me when I actually write an entry that isn't all meme.
As usual, Walmart attempts to screw me over. I still haven't gotten my W-2 forms in the mail, then I remembered they have a website to view paystubs and all. So I was sneaky and got my W-2.
Did my tax return, have a $934 refund coming my way. It's sad, Walmart paid me so little that I actually qualified for Earned Income Credit this year (basically, you have to be making jack and squat to get this as a single person with no children). Yeah, fuck you Walmart, you won't be getting any more of my money unless I'm seriously desperate (they are the only place open 24 hours after all, but the other grocery stores are open til 1am).
So glad I quit that hellhole. Yeah, it sucks being broke because of being unemployed, but with those shitty hours, the lack of sleep, the sheer pain they were putting me in, I'm better off. Already have a job interview on Monday with a staffing agency that I'm told is pretty good about keeping their people working. Maybe I can actually get myself some office work that will actually use my skills rather than menial physical labor. I'm getting too old for jobs requiring physical labor, seriously.
And it seems my bank is being dumb. Last time I checked the balance, I had nearly $300, since then I got paid another $300, yet my debit card got declined today, bank must be having issues again. Oh well, will have to see what is going on by going to the bank tomorrow. I have a check from my parents for $200 that I've been meaning to cash for like oh, a month now. Thing is, I hate going to the bank with a serious passion.
But if I get myself a new job soon, I'm going to use that tax refund towards getting a new laptop (and the rest that is left to go towards paying back my roommate, I owe him far too much money and barely made a dent in it the past year, he's pretty understanding of the situation once I explained though, as long as I'm making an effort to find a job and make an effort to pay him back, we're cool). I also found out that through my bank's reward program, I have enough points saved up to get $225 in gift cards from Best Buy (or also Target). Hmm, not bad, I was willing to spend $500 for a laptop once I had the money saved, that will let me get a nice one.
Anyway, that's the RL stuff. RP wise, things are going well. Having loads of fun with the current event and got threads with all my characters pretty much during it. Still failing at a third person sample for the character I am going to app at sirenspull and my reserve runs out on the 31st. This sucks, I shouldn't be blanking this badly, but really this character is so not the type I normally play (damsel in distress type, too nice for her own good, can't fight her way out of a paper sack, etc. Yeah, basically the complete opposite of Yuber.) Oh well, will figure something out, I'm sure. Or just drop the idea entirely.
Erim is a blast to play though. I admit, sometimes I'm so sorely tempted to just drop everyone but Yuber, Flik, Folken and Erim at luceti. Those four are the ones I have the most fun with and people don't seem to gripe at me about them. I can keep up with seven, but it just seems that the ones who I'm struggling with, I ignore in favor of the ones I enjoy more.
Edit: Well, looks like I won't be apping at sirenspull, my castmate to be dropped and my character will not work in such a setting without someone to keep her out of trouble. Maybe if I ever do decide to drop someone at luceti I'll take her over there just because it would be so funny to play Yuber's complete opposite there too.
And now, a long winded meme where I rant and gush a lot about video games and really show my age a bit.
( That video game meme going around my flistCollapse )