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justxhoursxaway

has 39 problems but a bitch ain't 1



I'm doing 38 things
 

justxhoursxaway's Life List

  1. 1. Go to more concerts
    7 entries
    2,547 people
  2. 2. Get more piercings and tattoos
    5 entries
    3 people
  3. 3. Travel
    3 entries
    9,238 people
  4. 4. Read more
    9 entries
    9,073 people
  5. 5. Eat healthier
    2 entries
    11,202 people
  6. 6. Get my G1 (even if I never drive, I'd like to pass the written)
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. Learn to talk dirty (or at least be more confident/less awkward when I'm intimate)
    3 entries
    1 person
  8. 8. Go somewhere interesting, so I can start taking pictures again
    3 entries
    1 person
  9. 9. Find a 2nd job or way to get more shifts at my current job
    3 entries
    1 person
  10. 10. Journal my daily progress
    55 entries
    1 person
  11. 11. Volunteer at pride
    2 entries
    1 person
  12. 12. Eventually try to go back to school (but would settle for getting course books and finding out about osap for now)
    1 person
  13. 13. Find a kindred spirit who would enjoy my vinyl collection
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Not be afraid to cry
    3 entries
    4 people
  15. 15. Make up with certain lost friends
    4 entries
    1 person
  16. 16. Buy a new pair of Doc Martens
    2 entries
    1 person
  17. 17. Take a tour of the North West (i.e: Seattle, Vancouver)
    2 entries
    1 person
  18. 18. Get customized plugs off of 'omerica organic'
    1 entry
    1 person
  19. 19. Spend less on fast food
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. Make new friends
    2 entries
    13,750 people
  21. 21. Grow some beautiful stargazer lilies
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. Allow myself to be happy in the moment
    2 entries
    1 person
  23. 23. Get really good at doing drag
    2 entries
    1 person
  24. 24. Find someone who will play scrabble with me
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  25. 25. Start putting money in my savings account
    4 entries
    1 person
  26. 26. Be a better listener
    1 entry
    789 people
  27. 27. Get rid of *some* clothes that I don't wear anymore
    3 entries
    1 person
  28. 28. convert all my vinyl records to mp3
    1 entry
    72 people
  29. 29. meet Jeph Jacques
    2 entries
    3 people
  30. 30. Learn to say no without feeling guilty
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    260 people
  31. 31. Own a venus flytrap
    1 entry
    5 people
  32. 32. Visit more museums and zoos
    1 entry
    1 person
  33. 33. Start doing graffiti/stencil art
    1 entry
    1 person
  34. 34. Make a conscious effort to learn to 'cook'
    2 entries
    1 person
  35. 35. Clear A LOT of space on my computer
    2 entries
    1 person
  36. 36. Drink water instead of pop or synthetic juice
    1 person
  37. 37. Go to the doctors
    1 entry
    13 people
  38. 38. Book a consult for a breast reduction
    1 entry
    1 person

How I did it
How to get a tattoo
It took me
2 weeks
It made me
feel bad ass


How to dye my hair
It took me
1 day
It made me
say OH MY GOTH!


How to donate money to animal shelter
It took me
1 day
It made me
poor but feel rich


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Recent entries
Journal my daily progress (read all 55 entries…)
h'okay so...

I dunno, work made me question some things last tuesday I almost quit, I got into a situation where I wanted to use my judgement and I was nice to a child and this was deemed as unacceptable and a waste of time and resources. I felt rage because the world is a shitty place because we don’t reach out to eachother but when compassion is shown we’re fucked. So I came into work late, I need to stop. I need to need to need to stop. I’m going to get myself on very thin ice. I need to stop. I feel like if I put things out there, the fear of people reading it will remind me, if I go back on things it makes me an asshole. I did however manage to watch all of sailormoon season3, because I remember someone said that “the green hair girl and the short hair girl are lezzies” and abandoned it the way I abandoned xena and well, lauren. I guess I want to revisit some stuff. I am frustrated I bought Lindsay’s perfect gift but it came back flawed, so I wrote an angry email and no one has responded, its been a week, I want them to fix it. I am displeased. I wrote an articulate email, and no one will write me back, even just to say there is nothing that can be done. I had to cancel plans with her due to promising her the gift and thinking it would be resolved quickly, and it’s been a week with no contact from them, and she’s always so busy.

email stated:

Last week I ordered a product and got my friend all excited about it. I told her that I got her a present and it would be here soon… only when it was arrived I was the one who got surprised. On the 17th I was told my order 22027**, a colour changing mug was shipped and on the 21st I was able to pick it up, I am giving it as a gift for a friend and I am actually embarassed to even give it to her now because it is so chipped coming out of the box, it was well sealed, securely taped and wrapped in two different sizes of bubblewrap and even so, it is clearly a factory/manufacturing error, not the kind of flaw that could be happen from being dropped, its something that happened during the actual product being made. The bottom is very rough along the edge. If it were one or two scuffs it would be something one could over look but it is very chewed up along the bottom. The picture itself came out beautifully, even though 11oz is a little on the small size ideally, I still think its a nice mug. I had encouraged all my friends to buy easypix because there are some very creative things that can be made for custom gifts, and it means a lot to people when they see someone go above and beyond and give a little extra effort to make something one of a kind. Unique gifts make people feel really special. I was even glad to be supporting Easypix. It’s associated with Shopper’s Drug Mart which is a Canadian company, but I’d rather give the Americans or Whoever else money if they can do it right the first time. I am telling my friends to not bother with easypix if this the kind of quality that comes out. I am going to tell them, $17.99 is not a bargain, and that if they are willing to pay shipping to just go onto amazon http://www.amazon.com/Color-Changing-Photo-Mug-Personalized/dp/B000YPZG32 It would be worth paying extra because apparently you get what you pay for. They’re selling an identical product except it’s an even better one. Their mugs are even microwave safe and machine washable which you need for this modern era, no one can be bothered to handwash something to save it from chipping when it arrives chipped. I hope that this was just an honest mistake and that something can be done to restore my faith in your company because I loved the ability to go in store to pick it up instead of waiting to have it shipped to my home like other sites might’ve. But now with the weekend upon us I am considering post-poning a trip out of town to visit my friend now, on such short notice and having to reschedule for when we both have days off, this has inconvenienced me and set me back the money I paid.

- K Kellar

I also woke up and thought, I should eat healthy, so I go to buy a fruitbowl, and there was a dead fly under the lid and I felt gross and the next day took it back and got my money and instead bought junkfood which gave me the cramps. I’ve been at Darren’s the past few nights. I had AN INSANE weekend, essentially here is what happened:

I must be doing something right, because I’ve been asked out more in the past 2 months than my whole life, I play it off like, no no I’m in a vulnerable spot, but really minus my on and off femme, I’ve got no real desires. I’m not opposed to dating transboys, it makes me feel faggy but thats not a bad thing, its just a very different thing. I’ve been asked out by 2 bi girls, one is my exact type if not for distance, the other batshit crazy even for me. But I’m projecting a likability. It’s fantastic. But here’s what a typical weekend has been like: I was up til 11am, went to sleep, woke up for 3 walked myself to work, worked til 12, 12:10 cashed out, darren was there, and like hai come 2 my howze! And I was like, yus! however you can’t let me stay past 2, 2:30 at the latest.. so 5am rolls around and I’m like I should go, and 5:30 I’m at my place and well, I did laundry, I showered, then it was like 7:30am, so I coma’d then got up for 9:20 so I could be at the train station for 10:30, and hamilton for just after 1, I keep getting invited to move to hamilton, I would in theory, I like it in general, I even didn’t crumble when I saw my fictional dreamhouse, it’s different than when kade said we’d dance on the beaches of thailand, I knew I wouldn’t be living in the brick house with the dome, the upstairs to be my music room, I know its not going to happen, just if it could, thats where I’d be. I hung out with kristen at her party. I would’ve been in total kennymode had I not been intro’d as kateR and had there not been a proper transwoman there, I figure, she has enough to deal with without a gendervariant in her spotlight saying, I’m nonop but pronoun me! It seemed like a wasted effort and almost cruel since she was more serious than I was. Even though at Caroline’s party I intro’d as Kenny, but it felt right and no one slipped up. I made sure everyone know they were able to call me kenny, and explained why, so I didn’t feel bad. The way I see it, if someone offers me the choice, I’ll offer them the choice, but when I’m squeezed into a box, then I feel awkward and threatened and like I have to have a preference, being called kateR doesn’t feel acidic. Its my name. I love kenny too though. I have told my mom about kenny. But the party was amazing, 4chan references, losing the game, half an hour would go by, and I’d lose the game again, and well this went on, funny thing is no one really won the game. I also talked to some people about w0w, and totally all for the hoarde, which is good cause even as a n00b I don’t trust anyone who plays alliance. I legitimately made friends. I have cool pics on facebook of all the adventuring. I thought I’d be able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone and get my plugs back. Alas no. Nic wanted to read wetmoon and couldn’t because I’m missing some. I had to buy $65 worth of plugs online because there was no way around this, I’ve been wearing the same plugs for almost 3 months, they’re starting to irritate my ears. I also unrelatedly had THE WORST MOUTH ULCER it wasn’t even a canker sore, it was like, my tissue was dying. It was painful and awful and 4 different liquid medicines later and its still pretty bad. I didn’t go to the doctor but if I can fix it at home I’m not going to the doctor. I ended up staying the night with nic. I adore her. We had mcdonald’s at the harbour front. Saw boats, the sunrise, a dog rip a goose apart while its owner punch it in the face, feathers everywhere, like the sorority girls pillow fights as depicted by hollywood except with more honking and snarling. I was DISTURBED. It was not okay. But yeah I was up til 4? Up again at 6, then couldn’t even sleep on the train cause I double binded. I wore 2 binders. I didn’t get home til 12:30 a last minute prescription, then went to melissa’s until almost 4, and I’ve been in between insomnia and coma ever since. The double binding though, omfg…I was at that point where I’m like, okay so my body is trying to tell me something.. But it wasn’t too too bad I’ll just probably never do it again unless I NEED to pass. I passed lastnight. When I was turning my fruitbowl with the dead fly, the guy was like “Okay so theres a guy, err I mean a girl, here and she’s unsatisfied with a product?” but I know in his mind he thought I was an emo boy. I can’t wait until vancouver, no matter how short lived, being like, hey whats up, oh my name is kenny. Feels fantastic. Even kenny and she. I don’t like nonsensical “ze/hir” but that’s me. I’m in such a good place with gender. I don’t know what to do as far as my job, but I’m gonna try to pull up my socks and go at it again professionally, showing up on time. On time. I got sloppy and this can’t happen again. On time. Can’t show up late. On time. On time. This is my creedo, my wish, my mantra. Show up to work on time. Only I can prevent forest fires.



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I’ve been reading chelsea handler’s 2nd book or maybe 3rd..I know I read others.. “bang bang” it is a book I like to read on the train, except, the first 30 pages are about her being a 7 year old with a masturbation problem and the more I read the more she keeps talking about it, which would be cool if she was like 17 or something, or it was a brief mentioning, but oh my god no..theres details about how much as a child she loved orgasms! and it’s like theres ways to explain it as in a “well a child discovering their body is a healthy natural thing” and then theres “So there I was in my carebears nightie dripping in sweat with my eyes crossed dry humping the carpet after finishing my 2nd grade hmwk assignment” slightly paraphrased but… THIS IS THE WHOLE FIRST CHAPTER! And I keep feeling awkwarded out and then I switch to pretending to text people or play scrabble on my phone…its much better than wondering what someone would think if they ever saw the sketch written on these pages. My friend thinks its total pedobear material which would be fine..[not really fine] but I’d like to hear more about her drinking problems and how she was an endearing misfit to relationships as a teen and a skankzilla in her 20s, not this..masturbating as a kid..thing it just seems weird which would be FINE if it was like 2 or 3 pages BUT OH MY GOD ITS THE WHOLE BOOK SO FAR



Get more piercings and tattoos (read all 5 entries…)
ponder

I’m researching the hell out of tattoos, I’ve got some, I like them, but I don’t want to be the idiot who walks in and picks something off a wall, I have a whole set of bird pictures, not swallows, they’re over done, I think they’re gorgeous but not what I want right now.
I will go back to jenm because she’s got a good idea of the style that I like. I feel like if I give her an idea she can run with it and do beautiful things. I don’t know but I’ve looked at hundreds of both drawn and realistic bird pictures. I’m feeling hopeful. Maybe for the fall. I also want some star brands done but I don’t know.

Also my industrial is mostly okay. I’ve put in a zig zagged barbell but may put the straight one back in. I’m gonna order mad plugs online. I am hoping to have the coolest ears in the 905



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