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20 December 2004 @ 09:35 am
Stressed and unmotivated  
I've been pretty dead to the world except Puu lately. I haven't kept up on things like email, etc. oops.
Working retail this time of the year really sucks. I always dread it. I'm working every day this week. 35 hours. WTF. Anyway.. I get christmas off.
So if mom wonders why I can't visit the family for the holidays, there you go. Working every single day. No time off.
My work shoes have worn out. They're both talking to me now, but I haven't had time to go out and buy a new pair yet.
I also have a sewing deadline for my aunt that I simply don't think I can make. I really need to make sure her dress is in the mail the week after Christmas, but I haven't even had a chance to go to the fabric store and get it started.
I don't feel like sewing, and haven't really felt like sewing since Octoberish, but I don't really have the luxury to put everything down and forget about it when I have deadlines. I'm really stressed about it.. especially since I don't have any days off to actually go down to the fabric store and start sewing. And I KNOW I don't have the right fabrics and trims at the house to get started here. I might have to get down to walmart at an odd time in the middle of the night and hope they have fringe trim.

Because of all this, I really don't think I'll get to work on a personal costume for Ushi in Feb. I don't know if I'm going to feel like sewing any more by then, and the group costumes we had been planning have been scrapped for the time being. We WILL pick them up again, but right now, there just isn't time. The announcement of a VERY cool guest has kind of flip flopped our plans.

I left the iRO LJ community the other day. WOW! Next to get the axe will be sore and sorcery, or whatever the name of the Kingdom of Loathing group is. And maybe cosplay, too. I'm not even interested in what people post there anymore, so I might just take off. They brought the Anna Nichole Smith cosplay issue up.. drug it out of the cosplay.com BBS or something. (Not that a certain particular BBS is a breeding ground of positive thoughts anyway. Talk about a cesspool of bitchiness) I personally didn't think she looked bad at all. I don't see people getting pissed off at booth babes for getting paid to stand around in costume, so wtf? Lighten up people.

Work is going to be crazy for a while. In the meantime, I try to get in some time on WoW and get the house cleaned. In-laws are arriving on Weds, and I still have a LOT of cleaning to do. Retail makes my holidays miserable.

Despite the rest of the post, however, I'm doing really well, and spending my days (mostly) happy. I just don't have much to say. Oh well. Gotta leave now or I'll be late to work.
Current Mood: busybusy
CEO, Air Perv: Kika glamourzoi_no_miko on December 20th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Gods, I know how you feel.... and I have days off between now and christmas.

I think there's just something about being stressed that lends to not wanting to sew... *stares at machine* Gah.

I stay far, far away from the general online cosplay fandom. Scary.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 20th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hello from lunchbreak!
Yeah... I'm one of those kinds of people that wants to shut down when I'm under stress. Things get done because I know they HAVE to be done. But, I will procrastinate a lot. The closer the deadline, the less I want to do ANYTHING.
Which is why I'm not sure I'll have anything for Ushi, even though it's in early Feb. I'd only have Jan. to make a new costume, and I don't know if I'll be able to finish what I want in that ammount of time. I'd probably be under a lot of stress.

I stopped doing anything in the cosplay community long ago. They're all catty and very intolerant. There are some wonderfully NICE people out there, but they (of course) are not that active either. :P What's a whole other rant though. With any luck, I will get this done for Ushi.
Depends on how much I feel like sewing, and whether or not I will be motivated enough for the fiberglass.
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on December 20th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello from lunchbreak!
That would be a fucking awesome costume. <3

And yeah, I've noticed that about most of the nice cosplayers, too. ^^;;;
It's become too much like a beauty pagent, you know?
I never wanted the runway... I just wanted to make something beautiful and inspiring that would make people say, "wow, that was a neat experiance."
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 20th, 2004 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello from lunchbreak!
Exactly. I like to feel like I am good at somthing craftsy with my hands.. and I've always liked playing dress up. It's such a great experience to be around people who arn't afraid to wear somthing different in public, and not worry about being laughed at.
I'm really excited about Gogo, because I feel I have the remnants to do it justice :P
Nerdy Temptressbevo on December 23rd, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
No worries my Kyo!!

New years will make it feel alllllllll better!!! Working retail really just blows..Im working everyday this week too!! I love you sweetie!! And when I get paid and put minutes on my phone Im so gonna give you a jingle! *hugs*
HIDE your facekyonomiko on December 23rd, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yup! Hopefully I will get new year's eve off. I can't be working later than 10PM anyway, so it's ok. Will you be able to make it?!?!?!
Nerdy Temptressbevo on December 23rd, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
I find out tomorrow if I got it off.

If anything I will come up there that night or something. ^_^ I will totally make it one way or another.