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Moving, Bully, BSoD

Editor’s note: This was written last Thursday, but I haven’t been unable to post until today.

Sorry guys, I haven’t posted in a while or approved all the lovely new comments. Things have been in-SANE for me recently.  I’ve attributed it to 3 main reasons:

Factoid the first: We’re moving. I know people do it all the time & it shouldn’t be such a big deal, but for me and my family it really is. It’s been the family house for 30, 31 years now. A lot of emotional attachment, a lot of physical objects to dispose of, a lot of preparation work for the new place, a lot of boxes to pack. A lot of tape. It’s so exhausting.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

This is kindof what our stacking area looks like.

Factoid the second: I was having a bully problem at work. Nothing physical, but he’s said some very disgusting things to myself, other workers, and even clients. I’ve documented 27 separate incidents of misconduct, including jokes, insults, teasing, sexual comments, unwanted touching, and homophobic slurs between January & the beginning of August. For example, once he told me that if I lived on my own I might slip in the shower, break my neck, start rotting, and nobody would find my body for months until the rent was due. I mean, what the hell man.. Why would anyone say that, ever?

A bully picking on another guy.

As you might guess, I was feeling very badly about myself & worried when I knew I’d be working closely with him. I reported him to my supervisor but felt very guilty afterwards. They’re doing an investigation, but for now he has fewer hours & we’re almost never working together. No decision yet if he is going to be fired or kept on.  Most of the things he said when nobody was around, but I’ve shared some of the non-vulgar comments with other staff and they’ve witnessed him bothering me before. *sigh*  Until the boss makes a decision I guess I don’t know how I feel about things.

Factoid the third: My laptop died. 😦 It was a combination of dust-buildup and old-age. Safe mode works so all my files, Sims, blog posts, and songs are safe on an external hard-drive. Since it was 5 years old I feel I got good use out of it, and it doesn’t seem worth the $160 cost for the repairman to replace the fan since he said “it may or may not work”.

The dreaded BSoD.

So I’ve been trying to figure out if my next computer is a replacement laptop ($800 to $1200 CN), an upgraded laptop ($1200 to $2000 CN), or a full-blown souped-up desktop ($2000 to $3000 CN). Right now my dad is pushing me towards an iMac, but I’m worried the MacOS won’t be able to run all the games I love. And it’s expensive.. but I never really spend money so it might be nice to splurge a bit, I’m just not sure yet.

A fancy sci-fi looking computer.

Editor’s note: Six days later, no new computer. 😦 I’m still trying to fathom what sort of hardware I need, going to try to book an appointment with an iGenius to talk about my PC needs. I’m using my mum’s old computer, so frustrating because it’s SO slow, even after I removed all the viruses, registry errors, defragged it a bunch.

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Game of Thrones: S7 Prediction Gameshow

Hello all. Chapter 38 should be coming out soon-ish, within the next few weeks. But today I’m talking about my favourite show, Game of Thrones, because season 7 airs in just a few hours! There be spoilers ahead upto and including the season 6 season finale, so if you’re not caught up you shouldn’t read any further. You’ve been warned..

This post is dark and full of spoilers.

Oh, and please don’t post any spoilers for unaired episodes, because people don’t like that either.

Basically, I’ve written up a little checklist for family members to fill out before the new season comes out and I wanted to share it here too. It’s like a multiple-choice test, where you can choose 1 or more options, or write in your own prediction.

In the past we’ve had such wild predictions as:

  • Tyrion Lannister will join the circus and be in a dwarf show.
  • Cersei Lannister will become a nun.
  • Bran Stark will either turn into a giant tree or learn how to fly. Literally.
  • Lady Sansa and Jon have a thumbwar to decide who owns Winterfell.
  • Brienne & Pod buy and flip a cosy bed-and-breakfast.
  • Theon & Yara start a stand-up comedy routine called “The Nag and Weasel”.

 

So without further ado, the Game of Thrones: Season 7 Prediction Gameshow:

Main Characters:

Jon Snow will:

  • March south to attack Queen Cersei.
  • Get ready to defend against the White Walkers.
  • Enter a marriage alliance with Daenarys Targaryen.
  • Learn he’s Prince Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark’s son; also King.
  • Other (Write it in)                                                                                        

 

Lady Sansa will:

  • Become jealous of Jon and try to take power from him.
  • Gracefully step aside and let Jon be in charge.
  • Build a beautiful snow-castle.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Arya Stark will:

  • Reunite with her cute little direwolf.
  • Keep crossing off names on her hitlist.
  • Decide to get rid of Sansa so she can be Queen of Winterfell.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Cersei and Jamie Lannister will:

  • Burn the whole city to the ground.
  • Cersei and Jaime are going to kill eachother.
  • Finally decide to tie the knot, get married, & go on a honeymoon.
  • Need to sit down with their financial consultant and declare bankruptcy.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Daenerys Targaryen will:

  • Attack King’s Landing directly with her dragons and boats.
  • Get side-tracked and have to fight some people in the ocean first.
  • Lose her boats and have to march for a little while.
  • Find a willing bachelor and enter a marriage alliance.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Littlefinger & Varys:

  • They’re still up to something.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Tyrion Lannister will:

  • Continue to support Daenerys as she invades the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Realize she’s starting going crazy and have second-thoughts.
  • Get to ride a dragon. (Weee!!!)
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Bran Stark will:

  • Keep learning to warg & time-travel.
  • Tell everyone that Jon Snow is technically the next in line for the throne.
  • Accidentally destroy the wall so White Walkers can get through. (Oops!)
  • Have to fight Zombie-Hodor. (Zodor!)
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Theon Greyjoy and Yara Greyjoy will:

  • Defeat their uncle Euron and become rulers of the Iron Islands.
  • Will get killed by their uncle before getting revenge.
  • Try and betray Daenerys and take control of her army.
  • Other                                                                                                              

 

Minor Characters (Fill in the blanks):

Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne will:

                                                                                                                                    

Mellisandre (the red witch) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Sandor (the Hound) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Samwell Tarly and Gilly will:

                                                                                                                                    

Jorah Mormont will:

                                                                                                                                    

Olenna Tyrell and Ellaria Sand will:

                                                                                                                                    

Davos and Tormund will:

                                                                                                                                    

Bronn will:

                                                                                                                                    

Greyworm & Missandei (the slave girl) will:

                                                                                                                                    

Daario Naharis will:

                                                                                                                                    

 

Any other Predictions?

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 

 

*Editor’s note: If I know anything about formatting (ha!), you should be able to copy and paste this and print it out. Good luck, valar dohaeris.


Vote for the Ambitionist!

Hello all!  I’ve been very busy this week in non-Simmy things:

1: Graduated:

I got my College diploma yesterday.  It was this whole thing, with the gown, and a big crowd, and lots of shaking hands and photographs.  The keynote speaker was a musician and he gave a good speech.  I felt really good and the professors gave me a lot of supportive comments.  The family took me out to a steakhouse for dinner.  I’m now certified to work with older adults, except..

2: Dream job:

I had an interview last week for my ideal job where I was doing my field placement.  I know all the staff, the clients, their family, it would be wonderful place to work.  But the lady who interviewed me hasn’t returned any of my calls. 😦  So..

3: Lame job:

Out of desperation, I’ve taken the dreaded Summer Job.  It’s not the cool Amusement Park job, or the greasy Burger Flipper job, or the Ice Cream Peddler job.  It’s more like the Sweatlodge Warehouse job.

You know how sometimes the government makes children write a test to make sure the children are able to do math, speak English and/or speak French?  .. Or wait, is this a universal system or just a Canadian thing..?  Anyways, the Ontario government gives out these tests when kids are ~8, 11, and 14. As you can imagine, there are THOUSANDS of tests that all need to be marked.

…. But I’m not doing that.  Weeks before the professors get anywhere near these tests, there is the sorting process.  This is my job, I’m like a Test Sorter.  I’ve done this job for 4 years and not to bite the dog that feeds me, but it’s boring.  Very very boring.  It’s like a soul-crushing boredom.  It’s also really hard because there’s a lot of physical work and I’m not great at that.  So yeah, there’s that.

4: Hold your nose and vote:

What is a provincial election?  If I remember my gradeschool lessons (which I don’t), Ontario is divided into 100 districts and each district chooses a representative to represent them.  Ppl typically vote for the party they like because the more seats a party has, the more control they have.  Unfortunately, the 3 parties have done nothing but sling mud and act like prats for the last …. forever, so I don’t fancy any of them.  I think I heard that only 7% of the population votes, and I sympathize with their apathy.

The 3 party leaders are: The one nobody trusts.  The one with all the scandals.  And the one who has made absolutely no impact. (There’s other parties but they’re unpopular and hardly anybody votes for them.)

Oh crap, I gotta go vote in the Provincial Election today!

Oh crap, I gotta go vote in the Provincial Election today!

 

Anywho, Sim-time!

The Poll:

Here is my problem: when I started the challenge I thought all heirs should look the same: red-hair, red-eyes, and male.  But maybe that’s not a great strategy, because it might get boring after a while to see the same old pattern over and over.  Also, the odds of getting all 3 traits is 1:8, and consistently getting them over the entire challenge is like… 1: 68719476736.  .. or something.  I could also use the mirror to dye hair.

So, the 3 Legacy children to choose from are:

Niobe Wolfe, first child.  Serefina Wolfe, second child.  Prometheus Wolfe, third child.

Niobe Wolfe ———— Serefina Wolfe ———— Prometheus Wolfe


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