Apr. 9th, 2012 01:36 am
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I have no idea what was wrong with me last night but if I'm never that ill again it will be too soon. I felt weird all day, like my stomach had a rock in it, but I've felt like that before and usually it goes away. By 7pm (despite having woken up at 4.30) I was so tired I was falling asleep again. At 10pm I woke up with the immediate sinking feeling that I was going to throw up. Just about made it downstairs and thank god no one was in the bathroom because I was quite violently ill.

I spent the next six hours writhing in agony, and getting out of bed every fifteen minutes. It was not good. Finally at 5am I started to derp out and fall asleep, so I settled down. I think I woke up a few times but I woke up at 5pm or so.

I have NO idea what brought that on x.x


Apr. 7th, 2012 03:45 am
blood_winged: (Switzerland - Music)
So I went swimming with sharks today ajfdlgjdfk




Here are the pictures.

We were in pairs. I'm the one with the longer hair. I may have a video or two, if mum can figure out how to upload them from her camcorder.
blood_winged: (USxUK - Couch)
Title: White Flag [1/?]
Genre: Romance
Characters/Pairing: America, England, Prussia, France, Russia, Germany, Argentina.  US/UK
Rating/Warnings: PG for later. Possibly R. I'm not sure yet.
Summary: Arthur finally plucks up the nerve to ask Alfred out on a date, only to find that the American nation has never looked at him 'that way'. However, the simple request sets off an uncomfortable train of thought in Alfred's mind as he begins to wonder exactly why that might be.


“We’ve known each other a long time, haven’t we?” )


Mar. 30th, 2012 05:36 pm
blood_winged: (N.Korea&S.Korea)
Finally finished Mass Effect 3. It took me ten days to finish all three games, which I think is a pretty good time. There's girl gamers, and then there's me, or so my friend Dayle says. Aha. I actually liked the ending, I thought it was very clever, but there's a lot of things that happened that I'd like explaining. I'm not gonna flip out like some of the fans though, I'm quite happy to wait, because really, for the rest of the games to be that good only for the final five minutes to fall flat because of sloppy writing? I don't buy it. There's something more going on there.

I was sitting in the bloody jobcentre for an hour today. My appointment was moved to 20 minutes earlier, and I was there on time. Only problem was, the person I was meant to be seeing wasn't there, and the person that had taken over his work for that day was downstairs, waiting for me. It was only when she rang up my house and my mum told her that I was actually at the jobcentre that she came and found me. Then I was sat with her for 40 goddamn minutes while she dragged me through the meeting and 'amended' my job seeker agreement to mean that I now have to look for eight jobs a fortnight instead of... whatever it was before. Eight might not seem like so many, but if you've ever been on a job search before you'll know that when you're looking you will tend to run into the same jobs. Over, and over, and over. I know I do.

Also, I dislike the way they seem to tar everyone with the same brush. It was only about half way through the conversation that she stopped talking to me like I was stupid. Sure, I might not have a job but that isn't because I'm incapable, it's because there's no place that will bloody hire me. Eugh.

So I got into the BHF shop almost an hour late, because I was sitting around in the jobcentre for over an hour (I was only meant to be there for 30 minutes), and then I needed to leave at 3.30 because I had to get home to make a phone call that I ended up not being able to make anyway, because it was too late by the time my dad heard back from my aunt and they weren't picking up. Hopefully I can just call tomorrow and that will be okay, if I explain why I'm a bit late. I suppose that's not really much of an excuse since I've had weeks to figure out who's coming, but I still don't know for sure if [livejournal.com profile] nasty_show can make it... though I hope she can! <3

Blargle o3o


Mar. 28th, 2012 04:39 pm
blood_winged: (Norway 2)
Is it an excuse to say that my life for the past week or so has been totally absorbed by Mass Effect? No? Well... that's what I've been doing. At the moment I'm trying to work up the nerve to go on the ME3 multiplayer. I'm gonna go on it with friends I think because it's just going to be one big kill-stealer fest otherwise, and I don't play multiplayers often enough to be able to compete in that kind of setting.

I loved the first game, though I wasn't so keen on the second. It was too much of a 'find all the things or people die' in a Fable 3 kind of way and nobody wants that. I did enjoy the loyalty missions though and the dialogue was much better in comparison to the first game, as well as all the new alien races and aaah Thane I love him to bits. Though I'm playing as ManShep so I went with romancing Tali. Because I can.

In other news... still no job. I've kind of lost steam with looking for one, as well. It's not that I don't want to work... I just... don't want to work. Bleugh. I can't even get my head around getting into the daily grind of a 9 - 5 job that I probably won't enjoy anyway because there's no jobs that I can currently get into that are even close to what I want to do with my life... but the jobs I do want to do, I can't get because I've no experience in anything ever.

Oh well.
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blood_winged: (DenmarkxNorway - Outdoors)
The Good News:

I got a promotion (of sorts) at work on Monday, which means that I can now use all of the functions on the till and no longer need to call upstairs if I cock up or if someone needs to return something. I am very pleased with this. Kurtis was less than pleased as he's been working in the store since before Christmas and is still on the lower level, but Kurtis is nice enough, but he's a ditzy sod and Michelle doesn't trust him with the higher till functions when he's still messing up the lower ones.

I'm also being trusted to put the Gift Aid takings in pretty much every day I work unless Sue is counting up the till because for some reason she always nicks off with the form and takes it upstairs. I'm not sure why she does that because I'm perfectly capable of adding it up myself xD

My shark swim is in three weeks! Doesn't feel that long ago that I booked it, so yaaay.

Also I found a voucher that my sister and bought last September for a photography session. It's up on the 22nd of this month, but I emailed the place anyway, and they told me that fortunately they can extend it and they're going to call me to arrange a session, so that should be fun! They ask for £50 deposit to make sure you turn up, but you can get that back at the end, or use it to buy some of the photos they take.

Ben has finally stopped trying to chew his feet off. We had to get a cone for him eventually, which he didn't approve of, but it stopped the licking/biting habit for long enough that his paws could properly heal and now he isn't doing it anymore. He's currently asleep on my bed, the little sweetie.

The Not So Good News:

I got news back from my job interview, and unfortunately I didn't get the job. The same usual stuff about the quality of applicants being very high and unfortunately I was one of the ones they dropped. Mum thinks I should ring up and ask where I went wrong but I don't really want to, I'm just going to chalk it up to experience and move on. I think she was more miffed about it than I was to be honest! Oh well. Keep calm, carry on and all that.

Starting to lose a lot of enthusiasm with this whole job search thing.

Other Stuff:

A few days ago, I put down Game of Thrones in order to read Good Omens, as a number of my friends have been raving about it lately. I might give a full review when I'm done, but at the moment (and at the risk of being lynched), I have to say it's nothing special. Yes, it's funny, I'll give it that, but the narrative trips over itself at times and sometimes drags, and I don't really think it utilises the best of both of the authors. I do adore Aziraphale and Crowley, though, and their interactions definitely make it worth reading.

In other news, I bought a TARDIS for my goldfish. I kid you not. Here, look.

Check that bad boy out, how cool is that? I found it for £1.50 in the charity shop where I work, and I wasn't sure what it was for at first, but as soon as I realised I just had to buy it. His usual castle can get a bit of a break.

Lastly, we have a mouse living in our kitchen. It's decided to live in the back of the cooker and I'm not sure where exactly it's living in there, or how it's not boiling alive when the oven is on. We've caught three and think this is the last one, but it is so devilishly smart that it keeps avoiding the traps and getting the better of us at every turn. It comes out in the evening, when we're all still up, and I've seen it several times now (and almost caught it once!), as it's run across the windowsill or counter when the light's been turned on.

Today, I was in the kitchen when I heard an odd noise, like gnawing. I eventually located it. The mouse was inside the toaster. I got my stepdad to listen, and he tried to arrange the various traps we have to catch it, then moved the toaster. It shot out, and avoided all of the traps, and went back down behind the cooker again. People keep telling me we should get a specialist to sort it, but I don't know what a specialist could do that we haven't done, at this point.

I don't want to end up killing it, it's not as if it's there to be malicious, but it's a mouse, and they carry diseases, so it can't stay in the house =|
blood_winged: (GreecexJapan)
Title: Mother's Love
Genre: General/Romance
Characters/Pairing: Greece, Japan. Giripan.
Rating/Warnings: U, none.
Summary: Greece tells Japan about his mother, and what they used to do when he was a child. That night, sleeping beside Greece, Japan has a dream and meets Ancient Greece.


"Do you remember your mother?" )


Mar. 11th, 2012 07:51 pm
blood_winged: (Romania #1)
I have a Plurk. I shan't be following fandom-things because I can do without the drama.

Here is my Plurk.

Please do add me. =w=


Mar. 10th, 2012 01:08 am
blood_winged: (FrancexSpain - Together)
I was in a rubbish mood this morning, until I opened the porch door and found a postcard on the floor. My first thought was 'who do I know who's been to Indonesia' then I picked it up and read it, and it was from [livejournal.com profile] marimo_blogger =D Thanks darling, you made my morning far more cheerful <3

Work wasn't too bad even if I got there 35 minutes late because I couldn't be bothered rushing. The manager didn't seem to notice, but she doesn't wear a watch and her head is always all over the place so I probably could have come in at two and she wouldn't have realised how late I was.

We always get a little silly after 4pm, when people pretty much stop coming in. I can't remember what song was on the radio, just that Chris started dancing, and Kurtis was looking at him like he was mental. Me, I skipped across the shop, stood next to him and started dancing as well. We have fun... xD
blood_winged: (USxUK - Nekodrag)
I've been slacking off a bit with entries lately but here I am again.

Last Thursday, I spent some very fun times with [livejournal.com profile] nasty_show. I was waiting until she got her entry up so I could snag her photos and if I could I would be lazy and link to it but it is unfortunately friends locked so here we go :V

We met up at about quarter to one because I was derpy and late, and I must have had one of the slowest and rudest bus drivers working for First. Pleh. Anyway I got there eventually and was very happy to see the squishy derp that is Holly because I love her face.

LOOK AT ALL OF THIS RIGHT HERE. Long entry is long. )

blood_winged: (England - Heart)
Title: Everything but Temptation
Genre: Romance.
Characters/Pairing: France, England. FrUK.
Rating/Warnings: PG, mentions of sex, cursing.
Summary: Bittersweet romance fic. Arthur can never resist Francis, no matter how much he tries or how much he knows he must.


“I’d let you have me, Francis… if I thought for a moment that it would work.” )

Meow =|

Feb. 28th, 2012 07:04 pm
blood_winged: (Egypt)
So, I had a somewhat interesting day yesterday.

We don't tend to get rude people at work - at least, I don't. If you listened to Karl you'd think everyone who walked in was going to bite your head off. Yesterday, though, I got a total doozy.

A woman came in, totally normal-looking. After she looks through the ladies' coats for a few minutes she picks out a black one and brings it to the counter, pulling the arm up. She asks me if she can get any money off the coat, since there are a few drops of paint on the arm. I look, and it isn't paint, it's just dirt - I scratch it off with my thumbnail. She seems satisfied and walks away with the coat, and I think she's just having another look around or putting the coat back. A minute later, she comes back, with the same coat, only this time it has a rip down the back. This isn't a small rip, it's over six inches long, and it isn't even down a seam.

I'm confused now, because a garment this badly damaged shouldn't be on the shop floor at all. However, this woman insists she can mend it ('I might be able to sew it' she says 'I'm not amazing but I might be able to'), so I shout someone down from upstairs and he takes the coat up to the manager. When he comes down, he tells the woman that she can't have the coat - Michelle won't sell it to her in that state.

So now, she wants to speak to the manager. Michelle comes down and they talk by the door to the upstairs for five minutes. I'm serving other customers so I can't hear them, but the next thing I know, the woman is storming past me, sans the coat, talking to her friend about how she's going to call head office and report my manager.

I wonder, what is she going to say? 'Your employee wouldn't sell me a damaged coat'? I can see how that would go down.

I don't understand some people O_o

And then there's the people who come in at 4:55pm (we close at 5pm) and just idle around. I'm standing right there, with the keys, waiting to lock the door. I know you can see me. LEAVE PLEASE.



Feb. 25th, 2012 05:38 pm
blood_winged: (PrussiaxEngland - Split)
Under what circumstances is it deemed proper to tell your ex girlfriend that you had a sexual dream about her (which could not possibly be based in reality)?


Yeah, that's what I thought too. =-=
blood_winged: (USxUK - Couch)
Title: Good night, love.
Genre: Romance.
Characters/Pairing: America, England. USUK
Rating/Warnings: U, none.
Summary: Flashfic, 228 words, for [livejournal.com profile] chiisana00. She wanted Arthur giving Alfred a goodnight kiss anywhere but on the lips :3


"Night, Arts. Love you." )


Feb. 22nd, 2012 09:18 pm
blood_winged: (Switzerland - Sexy)
I've started reading Game of Thrones. I'm 30 pages in and I've already come to a few assumptions.

Spoilers? )

I don't know how right I am, I suppose I'll see, but I'm certainly enjoying it so far 8D
blood_winged: (PrussiaxEngland - Pirates)
I don't usually work Tuesdays, but I went in today with my sister because she's doing two mornings a week. We were there from 10am until 1pm, and I probably should have worked harder than I did but hey I wasn't meant to be there anyway.

While I was upstairs, I saw a book that I recognised the title of - Game of Thrones. I've heard a lot about this book so I picked it up to have a look, then under it I saw another one by the same author - the third book (part one, paperback). After a bit more digging I found...

I got all of these for £1.50 each, and the latter four don't even appear to have been read. The spines are completely undamaged. The fifth book comes out in paperback on March 15th and I will hopefully have finished this pile of dead tree and ink by then. I still have The Time Traveller's Wife to read, as well as another book I picked up called The Last Templar. I spent £10 on six books. I love charity shops.

In other news, I've finally booked the shark dive that my dad bought me for my birthday. Yes, you read right - shark dive. It's booked for the sixth of April, and it is going to be awesome. It's been so long since I used SCUBA gear, I hope I didn't forget how to breathe properly.

Also this.

GT: But my thought process sort of went like this.
GT: Hes been my best friend forever and ive always liked him a lot as a bro.
GT: And years ago i used to joke around with him that we would probably be totally into each other if he was a girl.
GT: But of course that was before i started to realize he was probably serious about those feelings for me regardless.
GT: Heheh come to think of it maybe that was unwittingly poor form on my part kind of leading him on or something?
GG: Whoops!!
GT: But then...
GT: Later i started thinking.
GT: Maybe i was being kind of unfair to him in the first place?
GT: I mean by saying we would be a good match only if he was a girl.
GT: Like is that last condition there really all THAT important?



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