The whole point of Fragmeantz is that I'm supposed to whip them out quickly and post them with little or no editing but I caught a couple of errors in the one from last night that really bug me. I may have to go in and make a few small repairs. My worry it's that I will be tempted to spend a lot of time and actually polish the story. And I am not supposed to do that. #cantbreakmyownrules
Ah yes, the whole Square Cash thing. That was empowering; get $5 when your friend signs up and so do they. For once, begging without guilt! Love, Future Lorelei
Still trying to to get people to jump on the square cash bandwagon as my friend Jason B. ( who did it, thank you!) said, "Everyone is in a hole right now and this is literally free money!"
One of my generous friends used it to send me enough for groceries, cat litter and probably some gas if I don't go crazy at the grocery store! He asked that I not mention his name but I am humbled and grateful!
Right now I am shaking with both hunger and anticipation! Decided to ask my housemate if I could eat two of his eggs and open the huge package of bacon that's been sitting unopened in fridge for weeks.
He drives a hard bargain. I had to offer to take out his huge pile of recycling, his trash, replace the eggs AND he wanted me to replace the bacon but I said, Nyet to the last. He has after all, helped himself to half a bottle of agave syrup I can't afford to replace any time soon!
But, hooray! I am going to get a nice protein boost!
She asked me this afternoon, "What are you going to do with the house to yourself for the whole weekend?" They haven't left yet and they'll return Sunday, so it's really more like, what will you do tonight and Saturday?
For one thing I want them to leave ASAP because I have a song I want to record and post while it's fresh in my head. Aaargh!
VV: Why is tutus in quotes? Are they actually llamas?
This sounds like "crafty" ala Tori Spelling on craft wars. As in tacky.
ME: Well, they are tutu-esque. SHE calls them tutus and they are made from tulle, but basically they are just short pieces of tulle attached to a ribbon waistband, that are going to be worn over leggings.
That's sort of what an actual tutu is like but not as thick and flouncy. I think what she did was knot lengths of tulle around a ribbon waistband sort of like the picture above, but with less fabric so it's not going to flare out well. She was really meticulous about it. They'll be cute, but they aren't REALLY tutus.
I may have bargained for more time. The "kids" just left and will be back Sunday night since Hades has work on Monday. I may have convinced The Girlfriend to at least try to get him to stay at her place Sunday night which would give me most of Monday with no one else here too! *oh please*
I have been making a huge effort to be more social with The Girlfriend which seems to be paying off. I just hung out with her for 3 LONG hours while she got things ready and flat ironed her long pretty hair. Honestly, it's exhausting but not unpleasant. It's just not an easy rapport because we have little in common.
At least for the moment I feel like she's more in my corner instead of working against me. It has made an amazing difference just having them do their dishes every night. "Baby steps"
Anyway, they are gone and the house is mine. I feel dramatically better having had that protein today. Hopeful money from, Square Cash will be processed by my bank tomorrow. I am jonesing to buy fruit and cheese and veggies!
As much as it makes me giggle, I am retiring the name, Brattipantz for now. I reserve the right to bring it back should it start to fit again!
Future Lorelei here: Oh, it will. You will be returning to Princess Bratipantz for ETERNITY!
ME: They still annoy me but the tensions have pretty much evaporated and I am reminded that I do essentially like my housemate. It doesn't hurt that there isn't another housemate yet and that they are making more of an effort in general. This is much, much more convenient and less expensive than moving.
I'm really leaning toward Patreon not being for me for a myriad of good reasons. And honestly, to do what I want and be successful at it I would need to invest in some supplies and equipment which leads me back to the whole need for fundraising again! *head desk*