Bad Day

A 9-post collection

Challenge #03277-BONUS003: Asked and Answered

They say that if something can go wrong, it WILL go wrong. And today was one of those days. They were making camp, and it began to rain heavily. So they go to a cave, and it ends up almost flooding. They head for high ground, but then the lightning starts up. They find an abandoned cabin, and it's full of bugs and there's no firewood...argh, what next?? -- Anon Guest

There had been skittering and scuttling as Hafl entered the half-crumbling structure. The other half was leaking so much that the roof nearly didn't matter, but at least there was one corner where it was merely dripping a little. She could put up with an intermittent plap of water on her hood. It was more or less okay.

What she really needed now was dry wood and a fire to warm up the immediate area. Thanks to the rain, nothing would catch fire in here. The bad news was that that included any remaining wood she could have used.

"Go adventuring," she mocked, "you'll be tripping over gold coins. You'll find all sorts of wonders and come back a hero." Hafl blew a raspberry. "Tripping over a half-starved goblin with a necklace of ears does not count as being heroic. Neither does this." Thunder crashed again. "The gods hate me. What. Fucking. Next?"

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I got this... I think

So this time my internal alarm clock was really set to "fuck you" and got me conscious at like 11:30 PM on the same evening that I went to sleep. Like fuck was I getting out of bed before midnight, though.

Beloved was worse, they hadn't even come to bed yet and I could hear a TV show going. Not a help for regaining slumber.

Beloved comes to bed and tells me I should try going back to sleep. Not an

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Fuck My Life

I had an unusual case of the Faerie Curse, yesterday. Here's how it went down:

  • Usual barking my little darlings into order with few hitches.
  • Go to ATM for moolah
  • Card reads as expired
  • Check card. Due to expire in 2020
  • Re-run ATM looking for a balance
  • Still expired
  • Watch another citizen use the ATM without a hitch
  • Ask incoming bank employee if they can possibly help. They can't.
  • Curse
  • Go to a different brand ATM that still serves to see if
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So I woke up at one in the morning again. Aka: fuckoff AM. What followed was a rough morning and maybe a couple of disturbed naps.

So I'm anticipating one hell of a day, today.

On the plus side, my wrists are already improving, now that I'm no longer pushing myself to write more than I should. Yay there. And I'm having some pig fat tonight.

We got some nice pork belly thawing today, and we'll be figuring out how to deep

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Challenge #01838-E014: Hour of Need

It had been a hard day today, she Needed chocolate! -- Anon Guest

So. Let's recap. Best beloved and most capable person in the house arrested for a crime they couldn't possibly commit. On a day when she had needed to run around between four different destination, with stops on the way to pick up whatever. And stops at the bank to get her running money for the week because their mutual funds had been frozen and their family still needed to

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So let's recap my weekend:

  • Slept most of Saturday
  • Getting over gut greeblies
  • The best part of Sunday tweaking the timing in SESP
  • Rage and frustration at the above
  • Finally posting SESP so far

...and this morning, it's blocked. Boo. Because copyright.

This now marks the SECOND time that I have kindly asked for permission to use the song in a thing. I'll send them an official email as well.

I'm not bothered because it was less than a minute of video

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Challenge #01506-D045: One Depressing Interlude in a Cosy Home

"Once it was proposed to me that it was all right to be like I am, I finally quit apologizing for it." - Carrie Fisher -- RecklessPrudence

Ami collapsed into her comfort nook. "If anyone wants me, I'm no longer in existence."

Tam sighed and put down her project in her mini-workshop. "Bad day at the office?"

"'s a wonderful day for the creative spirit," Ami mumbled. She curled up tighter on herself and turned on the tiny lights that turned her

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Fuck today in particular

Okay, so here's everything that's gone wrong so far...

My phone got pocket-dialled onto Silent mode so I didn't hear the alarm letting me know it was time to hustle the kids off to school.

I got notified about this when Chaos' bus people called and asked what was going on. We were an entire hour late.


Hustle the kids and their gear into the car at warp nine. Spend three minutes trying to start it. The fucking thing's broken

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Dawn breaks...

Not literally. No. This is a metaphorical dawn. A dawn in the mind.

Followers of my ramblings - the ones who aren’t bots - will know I recently discovered the anti-joy of having a spur in my heel.

It’s painful to walk, most of the time. So I have gained a new appreciation of being able to walk without pain.

And last night… I cooked a meal for the first time in four fargnaxing weeks.

It was

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