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10 October 2010 @ 10:30 pm
So many things to be thankful for  
Ok, first off, thank you savoytruffle and cordelianne - the two of you are minions of awesome delight, and your joy and thoughtfulness is much appreciated! And thank you brutti_ma_buoni  and entrenous88 for the totally adorable puppy-v-gifts!! They are awesome, and super cute, and I love them both (and Brutti, dogs are *always* appropriate).

And second, thank you to elizabuffy and gray_ghost andn Miranda for always being there and listening to my stupid crazy shit at a moments notice and just being your awesome awesome selves.

And third, thank you to every one of you who has sent their love and support and dropped a random "holy shit" or "right on" comment to me over the last month of ass-backward-crazy in my life! Seriously, I don't think I'd be this sane about dealing with all of the absolutely absurd crap without you guys, and your friendship and support means so much to me that it's practically unspeakable (and yet, here I am, trying to put it into words).

Finally, as much as I planned very little for this, my 35th (dear gods, really) birthday, it has been a really good birthday. It started, actually, on Friday morning, when my girl Vettie and her new fiance took me out to breakfast (where we ate things that were hideously bad for us -- i had stuffed french toast), and continued that night to her birthday dinner where I finally got to meet her friends over Korean BBQ and a ton of shochou (though the night got more out of hand after I left, apparently), and then continued even further at a Karoke party my girl Charisse planned for *all* of the Libras she knew. That was Friday night.

Today? Today I got woken up by a happy birthday song from my Mom, and had a conversation with her that made me smile, got to do a little laundry (clean!birthday!sheets = yay), had friends call me all day to check in and wish me happy happy, and got taken out to dinner by Maija and Jeff for good times, sexual innuendo, and scrumptious pasta.... and a dessert with a birthday candle in it.

I"m actually typing this right now with a grin on my face. Because despite the annoying stuff:  Housemate Asha was finally told by the landlord that me and boy!housemate are taking over the lease -- which was fine, we were gonna tell her when we saw her in person anyway.  Instead of taking the pro-rated rent and security deposit the landlord is willing to pay her if she leaves now, she looks like she's going to stay until they have to go to court to boot her out.  She's being particularly juvenile about it - last night she was in the apartment only long enough to realize we were watching a movie through the cable and she disconnected the cable box and internet connection and gave us our $3 back (that was the cost of October's bill after we'd paid for instillation) (also, we have sorta crappy internet through the landlord's cable to fall back on so it's fine), and then sometime in the night she took the couch cushion off of her indonesion couch so we have to sit on the wood part if we want to sit in the living room.  Boy!housemate and I laughed our asses off this morning at the cushion thing - if she thinks that's going to make us uncomfortable??? yeah, got another thing coming.  I bought us both door locks for our rooms so we can effectively lock her out of them if we're not home today, so we're not just laughing at her, we're taking such precautions as we can.  Anyway, it looks like the landlord is going to have to take her to court and get an unlawful detainer ruling against her, as she's determined to be a pain in the ass as long as she can.  She yelled at the landlord so much on Sat morning that the landlord's daughter actually called the cops - who came out and told Asha to stop making a nuisance of herself, and, when she'd described the rental situation to them, told her she should probably just leave if no one wanted her here.  The expression 'digging her own grave' is an understatement here.  Landlord and landlord's daugther came over Sat afternoon to talk with boy!housemate and I and decide how we're going to proceed forward - we have verbal permission from them to keep our things in the apartment even after Asha leaves, will be paying nov rent directly to landlord, and will be signing contract with her Nov 10 after Asha's 30 notice is up.

All we have to do at this point is wait her out and take care of ourselves., I have a grin on my face, great friends and great family, good school work and good life, good boy!housemate and good dog, and really?

I'm having a damn fine time, all in all.

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: kate rocks (take 3)elizabuffy on October 11th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I am so glad you're still smiling. :D

I love you lots and lots!

my monkied brain: EB Rockskatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOU TO DARLING, TO ITTY BITTY PIECES!! THANK YOU FOR the early birthday wishes and the birthday wishes and for just being your awesome self!! &hearts
my mom made this unitard.cjmarlowe on October 11th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Wow, I didn't realize we had the same birthday, down to the year. XD /completely unrelated to the rest of your post
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
LOL - happy belated birthday!!! I've met very few people who were born on our day and in our year (though I did actually go to highschool with one)
my mom made this unitard.cjmarlowe on October 11th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
And a happy belated birthday to you, too! XD I'm pretty sure you're the first I've ever known, actually.
reremouse: tacky Americanareremouse on October 11th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! We can pretend Small Imperfection chapter 15 is your extra birthday present!

(And also - stunning immaturity displayed by your housemate is...stunning.)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)

I know, i already did comment squee, but i'm totally pretending that the new SI chapter came out on 10/10/10 for me!

and thank you for the bday wishes too! *squishes*

and yes, housemate is ... yeah, it's kind of unbelievable. at least now I have a lock on the door so I can secure my things from her.
whichclotheswhichclothes on October 11th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!! And a very fine birthday it is, too--my older daughter turned 11 today. :-)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
AWWW thanks sweetie!! And it is - I hope your daughter had a fantastic birthday too!
literate and stylish: chuck is shockedmishloran on October 11th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
How do I not have your birthday written down anywhere??!

Happy birthday my dear! I know that life is rollercoastery, well, generally but at the moment apparently even more inclined to arse-kicking, but like you said, good peeps make it go so much better. And you're one of my good peeps. *love!* So there. :P

...Crazy Insaneo Housemate certainly doesn't seem to be one of the good'uns, that is MENTAL, when it is so obvious no-one wants her there and life will be difficult for her, why make it moreso?! She's just a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic, I reckon. You are taking it the best possible way, though, pinch of salt along with door locks! At least you have a partner in no-crime, boyhousemate, to laugh with!!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
dude, not to worry! and THANK YOU! *smishes you to pieces*

Roller coaster is so the word! But I'm learning that even rollercoasters can be fun, so hey, there you go.

and yes, we actually are wondering if she has some *actual* mental problem that makes it so she doesn't see what's in front of her. But yeah, trying to keep a clear head and not be too bowed down by it and there you go! And yes, it's much better that me and boy!housemate are on each other's sides!
sahiya on October 11th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)

God what a mess with your housemate. That is some seriously BAD karma she is accruing.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you darling!!!

(and yes, housemate is seriously.... yeah. no words. i assume there will be adventures in the future though to describe)
savoy trufflesavoytruffle on October 11th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
Wow. Sadly the drama sounds perfectly in character for her.

So glad you had some fabulous celebration and lots of love for your birthday.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I think you're right - from the sound of it something like this may have even happened to her before.

And thank you darling!! birthday turned out surprisingly good, so i'm kind of pleased by that and just sticking with that feeling!
Andreasilentflux on October 11th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday :D ♥
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
thank you sweetheart!!!
brutti_ma_buoni: The Seabrutti_ma_buoni on October 11th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! I'm glad you have lots to be cheerful about, as well as the crazy crap that life keeps throwing your way right now. I hope your next year brings you lots of much deserved happiness and serenity and fun.

ETA I forgot to say *Merlin icon*! I've just started watching (so late), and suddenly I notice him all over my flist!

Edited at 2010-10-11 06:18 pm (UTC)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 11th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
OOO Merlin!

(oh, and thanks for the bday wishes too!!! &hearts )

i have some recs if you click on my recs link, just in case you're into reading some Arthur/Merlin, and glimmergirl is totally writing adorable things with them and then also Gwen/Morgana too! and yep, it's out there! I haven't seen second season yet, so don't feel like you're too far behind (because they're already airing third season).
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: k; summer [me]literati on October 12th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! ♥