Osaka

Female
from Olympia, WA

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    • WOAH.

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      [ I'm online. I'm actually editing this post right now.

      This is an atemporal entry here, as I'm not editing this post while I am creating it. Though in a way I am. Hmmm. ]

      First of all, I want to point out how awesome everyone is. I fell off the face of the earth, hardcore, once again, but that's how I roll it seems. A lot has definitely been going on in the interim.

      I left the paper at long last, having gotten that other job. I've been in the call center for my credit union for over half a year now (yes, goodness... it has been a while, hasn't it D:) and loved it. However, sadly, I'm leaving it. See below!

      I've moved since then. As of the end of June, my boyfriend moved in with his cousin and some of their friends, and I have moved back in with my mother while 90% of my belongings await me in a storage unit in Fairhaven. Yes folks... I'm moving to Bellingham. (People that don't live in Western Washington, I apologize; that probably lacked dramatic tension for you: Fairhaven is a district of the city of Bellingham, which is up close to the Canadian border - a solid few hours from where I live now.)

      I'm going to be going to college up there, transferring into Western after a year or so. The plan, therefore, is to be up there for a few years - like four or five. I've settled on a little studio apartment just down the hill from the campus, so that I won't have to go far for school. I'm working on finding a job, still, but I don't actually move up for another three weeks and I'm not so worried. I give my two-weeks' notice on Monday, but my leads already know.

      I'm sorry that I haven't kept you guys posted. I haven't really spent the same amount of time on the computer since I left my old job, given that most of my time here was driven by my work schedule since I visited from there (not that I didn't have a computer at home, just not a lot of time to spend on it when I wasn't working). I've gotten a lot going for myself over the last few months staying so focused, though, and I'm really excited for what's coming because of that.

      I'll be living alone when I move, so who knows, I might have more personal time to spend on the computer. It will be SO wonderful to have my own little space without anyone else to be concerned about. It sounds terrible, but I've needed that for some time now. At any rate, somehow I think I'll have trouble resisting a post about my new place. I'll probably be shouting it from the rooftops and other such prominently placed architecture. Did I mention I'm incredibly fucking excited? I'm incredibly fucking excited. :D

      I'm also incredibly fucking tired, so I'm really trying not to look at that list of alerts... eeee. I shall return with more vigor! (I probably shouldn't say that. I have a way of jinxing myself.)

      Good night for now. :)

      [ :D

      Osaka ]

    • Nothing to see here, move along...

      in Forums > Nothing to see here, move along... | Follow this topic

      Osaka

      I need to find an orange nearly the size of my head, and wear the peel, like limecat.

      4 replies

    • Eeeeeek

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      So I think I did well today. I had confident answers to their questions (all seventeen questions) that managed to be as schmaltzy as their phrasing, learned that one of my interviewers was a previous employee at my current workplace, capitalized on his familiarity with its unstable work environment, and was done within half an hour.

      There's one thing I don't get, though. The first woman I spoke to had a very firm, tough handshake that was solid enough for me to give one back without being afraid to break her hand. Same with the guy that interviewed me. The other person that interviewed me, however, was a very thin middle aged woman with fingers made of bones, and I was afraid I was going to crush them when I went to shake hands as I normally do. Worse still, she did that feminine thing where they don't give you their whole hand, just their fingers, and expect you to do one little cordial shake and let go. Silly.

      All in all, I am extremely excited about the chance of working there. The environment sounds great, and believably so, as I've had to call the place a few times myself. I reeeeally hope this comes through. Unfortunately, I don't find out until next Wednesday. :X *Crossing everything*

      Cheers,
      Osaka

      Edit/PS - For those of you unfamiliar with credit unions: They are like banks, offering checking accounts, savings accounts, lines of credit, equity, and all that stuff - except, they're like co-op banks. They are not-for-profit, and member owned, meaning we as account holders get to select our board of directors democratically no matter how much or how little money we have invested in them, and they consult the feedback and concerns of members when making decisions. Generally a credit union will have requirements to join; here our major ones are Washington State Employees' Credit Union (open to employees of Washington such as state workers, educators, etc and their families/dependents), and Boeing Employees' Credit Union (formerly open only to employees of Boeing, but now available to all Washington State residents).
      It's a friendlier, more personable, member-centric arrangement, and I enjoy it a hell of a lot more than a regular old bank, which I would probably never go back to. I don't have to worry about interest skyrocketing or anything unfavorable happening without my input, I can talk to someone on the telephone that I know is answering it only 15 minutes from me (as I hope to be doing soon), there are tons of services available online just like any other bank, and I can use my card as debit or credit anywhere, even internationally. *thumbs up, ridiculous grin, etc* ...Yeah, okay. I'm done plugging WSECU now.

    • Blarghaflargan

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      It has happened again: I've been the only one left in the department, for the last 4 hours.

      My two coworkers have the day off, and around noon, my boss decided he'd rather work from home for the rest of the day. Given that it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, there's next to no one left in the building, leaving hardly any issues for me to work on, thereby causing boredom verging on loss of consciousness. tl;dir version: bored Jess is bored.

      How bored?
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      This bored.
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      That gonna tide you over, Sith? :P

      I suppose I could ask you if you find me attractive, or to guess how many M&Ms I have, or to MS Paint your pet or something. But I already know I'm damn sexy, the answer to that second one is going to be zero by the time anyone reads this anyway, and frankly - well, okay, the third one would be pretty nifty.

      Here's a poll instead, though.

      Cheers,
      Osaka

    • Exposehhh

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      So I was off of work all of last week, using up all my vacation time before the year's end.

      As many of you know, I'm only ever on RvB when I'm at work. Also, I am only ever on instant messengers while at work. To be frank, the only reason I ever started regularly using IM again in the first place was to keep in touch with my boyfriend whilst I'm at work and he is at home, and then I ended up talking to other people, too.

      When I get home, I go into a different mode. Things become about violin, drawing, making food, playing games with my boyfriend, taking showers, and cleaning the house - or hell, just laying on the couch doing nothing at all. When I am home, I just don't think about getting online. It's almost like leading two separate lives sometimes.

      I'm an antisocial creature, I really am. After being at work consistently around people all day, communicating with them online, over the phone and directly, all I want to do is go home to hide in my apartment box, where I can be with David and do my thing. On the weekends, I'm either busy with my dance and music, or have a couple of friends over, now and then; I don't even think about getting online. I have a tendency to assume you all are enjoying yourselves just fine without me anyway, and I don't say that in an emo way, because I enjoy myself just fine too. I don't want, or like, constant contact. It's why I don't go around with cell phone and my thumbs on fire or even respond to all my texts right away.

      I know some of you are going to say "Psh. You get online for WoW, I bet." You're right. I do. But the difference with that to me is that I personally know all the people that I play with. Fully half of them live within 10 minutes of me. When I'm doing that, I don't feel like I'm wasting time on the web - I'm spending it with my boyfriend, friends, and in some cases family. Plus I'm really enjoying the expansion. I did pay money for it, after all, and I feel it was worth it.

      That doesn't mean I forget about you all. There are plenty of little things I encounter that remind me of you guys all the time - TF2, my own legs, my classy cigarettes, 4chan, Obama's face, sketching, my DW collection, Daft Punk Radio on Pandora, Photoshop - I could make more than enough references for my boyfriend to look at me funny and ask me who the hell I'm on about. :P

      Anyway, long story short, this isn't the Sims. We don't have to place calls to each other every afternoon to make sure we don't stop liking each other. You know I'm still your friend and that I still think of you as mine. I'm just going to fall off the face of the earth from time to time; it's in my nature, and that's cool. I like it out there.

      That said, work is over, and I'm off to dance class. I had an orchestra concert last Friday, which went pretty well considering I got two pages of the last piece swapped around, and I've got two more with the same program in the next couple of weeks. I have a 69 Death Knight and my Paladin is 71, so I've actually been enjoying exploring the expansion and reading the quests, and it's amazing. The Nutcracker is coming together. We start performing that in just three weeks. I'm extremely stoked.

      More when I feel up to writing more, I suppose. Dead tired at the moment; time to summon up what energy I can for this evening! smiley0.gif

      Cheers,
      Osaka

    • Returning the favor...

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      Because I really needed to post another journal... smiley8.gif

      Without further ado: tell me your name, and...

      1. I'll respond with something random about you.
      2. I'll tell you which song or movie you remind me of.
      3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle you in.
      4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me, if possible.
      5. I'll tell you my first memory of you.
      6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
      7. I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.
      8. I'll tell you my favorite thing about you.
      9. I'll tell you my least favorite thing about you.
      10. If you play, you MUST post this on yours (I'm being lenient because half of you have done this already, and a few of you I want to do but you'll have no part of it otherwise!).

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      Cheers,
      Osaka

    • The Road Home

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      So I was driving along yesterday, and the colors of the leaves all around me were just so strikingly gorgeous that I felt an immense surge of pride in the beauty of a Pacific Northwest Autumn. It was so strong, it compelled me to pull my cell phone right out of my pocket as I drove from a safe, stable vantage point and show you all what is so amazing about it. So! The reason Western Washington is so awesome this time of year is because when I drive home, it looks like this:

      Coming around the curve and down the road a bit:
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      Next up is my turn...
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      The huge tree that serves as a roundabout on our drive (it's got needles, so no pretty colors):
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      The awesome tree I park under:
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      ...And for the hell of it, the front of my apartment:
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      All pretty quick, crappy shots, as a) it's a cell phone and b) I wasn't exactly taking my time on 'em. ;)

      On the menu for tonight: Jimmy Jazzoid Goes to Hell. Pretty damn excited, as it's the first radio play I'll have ever actually seen. Then this weekend I have more ballet classes and rehearsals. I know there's something I'm forgetting in between... oh right, the holiday. David's cousin is throwing a party that we'll all be at, which should be loads of fun, but I don't know if I'll bother with the whole costume thing. I don't have any money, nor anything I can throw together to half-ass and still have any self respect or maintain a healthy body temperature. :P Other things have just kind of been more important to me lately. That said, all of you who are into it, have yourselves a hell of a time! :)

      Cheers,
      Osaka

    • EPIX

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      More important than my other journal. Srsly.

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    • mmm delishus burrito

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      I'm back! I'm working! It still sounds like I'm coughing up sandy Jell-O, but what the hell.

      I was feeling good enough yesterday to go to my first rehearsal for the Nutcracker. We have an interesting little Maid section. There's me, a fifteen year old, and a middle aged woman who is 4'7" (midget ballerinas anyone?). I get along with them swimmingly, and they're both real characters, especially the younger girl who talked to me like I was a long-time friend just five minutes after introducing myself. Also, being the tallest (a strange phenomenon for me), I get to be the one who dances with Drosselmeyer in the party scene! Playing him is a fifty-something really hilarious stage-actor dude (even though Princess Tutu has scarred me with this image of the character...).It's going to be lots of fun.

      I didn't end up getting around to your alerts last week at all... so I'll be going through them today, if slowly (heck, this journal took me half the day to write and post).

      <3

      Cheers,
      Osaka

      no, I am not reading all eight-hundred-and-fuck lounge posts

    • Blaaaagh

      10 years ago

      Osaka

      So today was definitely interesting.

      I was home sick for the second day in a row, and had a comfy day ahead of me with the boyfriend on the road to recovery (if a slow and mucus-ridden one). As we were settled in front of our computer-boxes ready to run a few instances, I thought to myself how nice a spicy noodle bowl sounded, especially for my sinuses. So I said I'd be about five minutes, and took off for the gas station up the street.

      Now I've had a borderline flat tire for a bit that I've kept refilling and telling myself to get fixed when I had the money to do so. It hadn't gone completely out on me yet. But of course, it chose these particular five minutes to interrupt, and with a BANG-fwup-fwup-wup-wup-wup, I was incapacitated.

      My next turn-off was into a KFC parking lot (shudder), so I made it, parked, inspected, swore, and called AAA while walking on up to the gas station. Upon telling them I didn't have a spare, they told me I'd have to be towed to a mechanic's. I went through the motions on that, bought my cup noodles, and walked back to the car.

      By this point it had been far longer than five minutes. I didn't have any way of getting a hold of David (as we currently share the phone I held in my hand), but I was only a couple of turns away from home. I could make it, right?

      Dumb idea. I made it about 50 feet down the main street before the rumbling of my rim on the concrete started to drive me up the wall, and I'm afraid my language might have ruined the poor customer service associate's day - still on the phone with AAA, I pulled off onto the side of a neighborhood street, two intersections before my apartment complex. I was pretty distraught at this point. I made arrangements with the woman, who said that if I left the car there, they could come and tow it and let me know - and that it was okay to go home.

      I wouldn't have walked fifteen minutes to get back home if they had told me that I needed to WAIT by the vehicle. So I went all the way back, where I encountered a concerned David and friends. He did his best to console me, and I was starting to calm down about the situation, until the man with the tow truck called saying he was there... and needed me to return to the vehicle.

      So after some more swearing and sighing and turning in circles, David agreed to (okay, insisted on) walking me back down to my car. On the way, the guy called and told me that he had in fact found a spare tire that I never knew I had! By the time we got there, he had put it on, and I signed his little receipt thing, then took off for Sears. My mom had told me she'd meet me there. So soon we were outside of Sears, somewhat chilly and still grossly diseased, snuffling and waiting for the tire to get fixed. When my mom showed up, she ended up covering the cost for me, which is mostly what had been agitating me about the whole situation, and I felt a lot better.

      Now I'm eating my god damned cup noodles, and my god damned tire is fixed. There was really no point to this whole story except that I'm sick and needed to ramble, so tl;dr is anticipated. Wish me health (Nef, that's you).

      Ch- *cough-hack-fuckit*,
      Osaka

      PS/EDIT - Oh, yeah. Also, I have a ton of alerts to go through, and I swear I will get to them, but tomorrow. And any of you that play WoW, we had a lot of fun with the zombie event today! A bunch of my friends and I all infected each other, and after wreaking havoc on Darkshire, escorted one of us as a zombie to the Dark Portal. By that point we were all turning except one, who let us much on her periodically for health until she turned too. Then we went through and turned all of the orcs in the ravine into zombies, swarmed a hunter and a rogue multiple times who kept attacking us, and had the brilliant idea of going into Ramparts. So imagine 5 level 70 ghouls zoning into Ramparts, annihilating everything in our path, and amassing a ridiculous army of npc ghouls. It was pretty amazing, but it was cut short and we didn't quite make it past the stairs. Next time, there will be a raid.

  • Comments (1866)

    • TheNefasus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold EtherCreeper

      4 years ago

      Happy Turkey Day My Friend! smiley0.gif

    • zymotic

      5 years ago

      Five years ago you said I seem like nice person. Did you mean it?

      Friend request pending...

    • SpiderWolve

      8 years ago

      OSAKA!

      Holy cow, haven't seen you here in ages!

    • TheNefasus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold EtherCreeper

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday. smiley8.gif

    • Pimpminja

      9 years ago

      OSAKA!!!

      Cool! A musician!
      You seem like you'd be fun to jam with.

    • TheNefasus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold EtherCreeper

      9 years ago

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      And I just checked its definatly in october. smiley8.gif

    • WhenIDie7

      10 years ago

      Hey, how have you been, buddy?

      I was getting depressed cuz I thought you'd never come back :-(

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      anyone who makes people THIS excited when you just "pop on" MUST be awesome!!! smiley0.gif
      did you miss me?

    • Daft909

      10 years ago

      OSAKA! YOU'RE ONLINE! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      JESSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      smiley12.gif come back!!

    • Daft909

      10 years ago

      I MISS YOU. smiley12.gif

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

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      Wish we could text...

      Hope you're doing well.

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      You need to be signed in, ma'am.

      Also, a looooooooooooooong time ago, you said you bought the <boobs> </boobs> shirt, and promised pixs.

      We never got pix.

      I want pix.

    • Kiarushka

      10 years ago

      D:

      Happy late birthday <3

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

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    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      happy birthday!!

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

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    • FJewel

      10 years ago

      For some reason this picture reminded me of you... I think the characters in it just look similar to your old images :O

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    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      3 weeks? Shame.

    • 73H1337M0053

      10 years ago

      Hello there. :) I miss talkin' to ya!

    • Apache64

      10 years ago

      It's been way to long since I bugged you. So...oh...the...um...weather! looks like rain. Acid rain. Yep.

    • WhenIDie7

      10 years ago

      I missez you, Osaka :-(

    • Rohair5000

      10 years ago

      Hope you're alright...

    • TheNefasus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold EtherCreeper

      10 years ago

      One month gone and six comments (now seven) wondering what happened to orange head.

      I hope your new job is keeping you busy and happy.
      and that you'll be back on soon enough.


      Hoping your not dead smiley8.gif

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      WHERE ARE YOU???

      b hear moar sooner plz

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      miss you!!

    • TheForge

      10 years ago

      Doing a friend cut and you're off because I can't remember who you are. no hard feelings.

    • masterdenae

      10 years ago

      Your new job must be keeping you very busy...

      MISS YOU! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Jessieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

      MSN needs moar Osaka. smiley12.gif

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      where have you gone Joe diMaggio?
      our nation turns its lonely eyes to you!

    • WhenIDie7

      10 years ago

      Hey, idk if you saw my journal, but I finally beat Zelda: The phantom hourglass.

      I thought the ending was pretty cool, but now I have to go and collect all the crap that I missed while going thru the game the first time :-p

      I decided to buy A Link to the Past and Four Swords zelda GBA games. I need more zelda in my life, lol.

    • armoran

      10 years ago

      Lmao! Awesome! And I agree, so much!

    • Darknez

      10 years ago

      I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you Jessie. smiley12.gif

    • nerdybella

      10 years ago

      Gratz! That's really great news.

    • nerdybella

      10 years ago

      So did you get the job?

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      That's so weird haha. I wish Tucker could smell tasty like that. Though I would probably eat him in my sleep if he did.

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      I have done something similar, yet never smelled popcorn. I have smelled kitty breath though.

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      I have to ask how sleepy kitty smells like popcorn.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      So yeah, send me a FR if ya want to.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      I decided to make one so I could talk to friends who don't have a facebook, although it ended up being futile in the end, I still kept my new one.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      We're already friends on FB and I made a journal entry with my myspace.

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      :D

    • JediJesus87

      10 years ago

      Dunno why, but that made me seriously lol.

    • sithhead2

      10 years ago

      Waiting on those glamour bald shots...

      : D

    • MofuggerX

      10 years ago

      huh. Now I'm looking at the mod history that I never bother to look at, and I realize that this long-gone douchebag actually gave me a +1 on something ages ago.


      Y'know, I clicked that link, and was utterly taken aback when it took me to my profile.

      Then I realized I was looking at the wrong tab.

      Post edited 12/06/08 6:51PM

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      hey you!

    • Daft909

      10 years ago

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    • MysticGohan

      10 years ago

      No problem. Does that place pay better as well?

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