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Penny's gonna get fixed!

It took a while, but my mom is FINALLY going to get our dog fixed! Her appointment is next month.

New #1 Favorite Book

Whelp. Sorry, Fish In a Tree, but I have a new number one favorite book of all time now. A Boy Called Bat, by Elana K. Arnold. God, this book is so cute!


What a Day

Ohhhhh boy. What a doozy today has been.

So today's my last day of training at work. This Saturday, I start my official hours, and my next pay period is a week from tomorrow, so my paycheck will be bigger this time than the one I recently got, which is great! I'll also be getting my official name tag and vest, so I'll be working from 5AM-1/2PM every day except Sunday, and my days off will be Wednesday and Thursday. Work today was pretty good as usual!

...and then Dad picks me up and tells me that when he walked Penny earlier, they ran into a neighbor and his dog and Penny suddenly became aggressive and tried to fight her. I don't know if anything serious happened (I hope not). But the incident really set my dad off. He's ranted at me about it three times, texted my sister Andrea about it, and then I find that my mom just said that he called Andrea about it and was outright SCREAMING at her like a mad man. I mean, what? Seriously? I mean, on one hand, I understand where he's coming from. Penny hasn't exactly had the best track record with getting along with other dogs. I don't know why she acts the way she does around other dogs either, and I can't handle her sometimes either, so I know how he feels. I don't watch shows like Cesar 911 and Pitbulls and Parolees for nothing. I can understand confronting her about it, but calling her up and screaming at her like a lunatic? That's way out of line, and way out of character, even for him.

Jeez louise. Oh, and being pestered about paying student loans and saving money even though I'm offering and committing to doing both doesn't exactly help matters (Though I did admittedly buy some small stuff on Ebay, and I have been getting almost one package each day, with three more on the way, so I can understand him wanting me to cut back a bit. Don't worry, just little stuff ranging from $5-$12).

Looking Back...

I've been looking at my earliest journal entries on DeviantArt, all written before I made this LiveJournal. Man, some of the ones I wrote in 2009 really make me cringe now, especially the ones where I ranted 24/7 about my sister. Don't worry, we get along now! We have been for quite a while, though we don't always see eye-to-eye sometimes. Man, I sure was a real brat back in the day. I sure am glad I grew out of it. My morals back then were a bit...black-and-white. I won't deny that.


Got my first paycheck two days ago! Woohoo!

Please be okay, Dad!

My mom took my dad to the hospital a few hours ago. He said he felt a sharp pain in his stomach and it might be appendicitis. I really hope he's okay. I don't know what I'd do if I lost him. Please God, please let my dad be okay. I'll never complain about my job again if you let him live.

Update: He had a kidney stone and something else called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, and it didn't rupture. Nothing fatal, thank goodness. He's back home, safe and sound.

(I tried to find a picture of the version I found at my library, but it's non-existent on the internet, so I found a different one instead)

I give this sweet, 1950s romance...4.5 dates out of five!

I'll admit, one media genre I'm not a big fan of is romance, namely because not only is it oversaturated with stupid cliches and tropes that grind my gears to no end, none of the romance stuff I've seen has ever been really well written or well executed. Genuinely good romances are really hard to find these days, and with the fact that romance-themed media hasn't always had the best of luck in the originality department, that's kind of the rule rather than the exception. I can name a few romance-themed media that I think are outright terrible, such as Twilight, Earthian, and Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai, namely because their depictions of romance come off less as sweet and cutesy and more either emotionally abusive, uncaring, or downright stupid. But as hard as it is to believe, good romance media still exists. It's rare, but it exists. I actually managed to find one such example of a genuinely good romance that doesn't make me want to claw my eyes out, and ironically enough, it comes from one of America's famous writers of children's books, Beverly Cleary! It may not be a perfect romance, but Cleary's book, The Luckiest Girl, is definitely one of the better examples of how to write a good romance.

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I give this sweet book about an autistic budding writer...4.5 fan fics out of five!

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I give this charming book about a girl dealing with her mother's prison sentence...4 handmade books out of 5!

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Firechick's Game Reviews: Earthbound

I give one if the most popular but eclectic games ever...a 94/100!

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