ibonekoen: (Uuuuuummmmmm [Darren])
Sooooooo, roughly three hours after I made this entry about having my car back on the road, this fucking chick runs into the rear driver's side of my car in the parking lot of fucking Wal-Mart, man. X( I was going down the aisle like a normal person, looking for a parking space, and she comes out of nowhere, cutting through the parking spaces from the next aisle over and plows into me.

There's a dent on the rear door and the bumper, and a scratch on the quarter panel. All that has to be replaced, plus they're doing an all-wheel alignment since she hit right on the wheel.

She was apologetic and gave me her contact information, her insurance policy number but said she'd really rather pay for it out of pocket. So I was like "Yeah, okay, whatever, I'll call you with the estimate price."

Monday afternoon, I called her, left a voicemail. No word. Tuesday morning, called her, apparently woke her up, judging from the sleepy sound of her voice, gave her the total, had her freak out "WHAT?! I just hit the bumper!" Uh, noooo, I'm looking at my car and you hit right on the rear wheel. She was like "Okay, I'll have to call you back."

Yesterday afternoon, hadn't heard from her by lunchtime, so I called my insurance to see what I needed to do. Got home last night, had a message from them, they advised me to call her insurance. The claim was filed last night after dinner, and this morning, Progressive called me to schedule repairs for my car and reserve me a rental. XD

I just... My poor little car! I've had it for seven years, and I've only been in one previous accident (I rear-ended a lady, whoops), and that was...ffff, three years ago? Now, in the span of three months, my mom ran over a gator while driving me to the airport, the starter died and now this. I think it's time to trade the bluebird in >_> Or stop driving (Yeah, right.)

Blinkie by [livejournal.com profile] babygirl
ibonekoen: (Uuuuuummmmmm [Darren])
Why the fuck would somebody choose an image host that has a million popups and extra crap on the page when you try to view a photo? Are tinypic and imgur only available in the US or something?

Nothing annoys me more than clicking on a thumbnail to view the full size and getting bombarded with popup videos and bullshit advertisements. :|

In other news, I really need to get my act together and start working on my Blaine big bang fic for [livejournal.com profile] beyond_dapper. The rough draft is due...in August? Soonish.
ibonekoen: (Ugh...)
Procrastination, I hate it, and yet I always end up putting off the things I need to do until the last minute so I'm stressed out whilst doing it. Oh joy.
ibonekoen: (Ugh...)
My writing sucks. :| Too many repetitive actions. Everybody nods and smiles. It's all telling the action and plot and not enough showing. Detached and clinical are words that are coming to mind to describe my writing style...or lack thereof, more accurately.

I know, I know, that's what revisions are for, but if I can't even come up with something more than "he nodded and snorted" the first time around, what makes me think I can do better the second?


14/3/11 08:28
ibonekoen: (Ugh...)
Whyyyyy can't I remember to post excerpts in my writing group on Fridays? Fuuuuuuck. X( It's like I have a mental block. Earlier in the week, I think to myself, "Okay, self, you're going to post an excerpt for critique this Friday. DON'T FORGET!" and then Friday comes, and I'm like "La la la-la, la la la" and totally forget about posting. Ugh.

I guess I shouldn't complain. There are much worse things going on in the world at large. :(
ibonekoen: (Nick Jonas flip)
Watch this space for an angry rant that I need to get off my chest!

In the meantime, congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] jenkinsjf! Her e-book "The Legend of the Oceina Dragon" hits the e-shelves today! You can get your copy from Astraea Press or enter her awesome contest to win a free copy!

It sounds like a pretty exciting read!

Stay tuned for more ragey goodness!

ibonekoen: ([Joe] Bitch plz | what? | crickets)
I know I'm not giving you paragraphs upon paragraphs of insanely detailed stuff, but I am giving you three well thought out sentences, and all you can come up with a single sentence that's basically reiterating what I've already said?

I'm not asking for War and Peace but I'd like a little something to work with, please.

This isn't directed at anybody on my friends list, btw.
ibonekoen: (Shia sad)
You know, when I was in high school, I had a friend -- who shall remain nameless -- who likened our circle of friends to the solar system. She said to me, "You know, like, so-and-so is the Earth, and I'm Mars and so on and forth," and then she looked at me and went "And then there's you, and you're, like, waaaaaay out there. Beyond the edges of the galaxy. You're, like, an undiscovered planet or a comet or something." At the time, I prided myself on that description because I thought it meant that I was unique and different and not like everybody...special, if you will.

Now, looking back, I'm not so sure that's the case. I don't think she was trying to pay me a compliment.