chris fall by rainbowkisses31

TP Adventures

I thought working from home would be slow, but this week it feels like more people are looking for insurance than ever! *Whew*! Not the first thing I'd be thinking of doing, but I guess if you are stuck at home and you've already watched Tiger King, you have to come up with *something* to do.

On a positive note, I have finally obtained toilet paper!! The three week long search has come to an end, lol!

It wasn't that I needed it really---before any of this began, I had a couple of 12 packs because both Kroger and Target stopped carrying the TP I liked to buy (Cottonelle Clean Care in the 36 pack double roll) so I needed to test out some other brands. See, my bathrooms are very tiny, so I don't have room for a freestanding TP holder, I have to use the one on the wall/attached to the side of the vanity. And those really can only hold a double size roll...anything bigger and the TP won't roll, so you end up with a bunch of squares ripping off. Nobody wants that. But for some reason, stores feel like they only need to carry rolls that are as big as a human head. No, I don't need 15 rolls worth of TP on one roll, if I wanted that I'd just steal giant TP from McDonalds's bathrooms or something. A double roll will do just fine. And I liked buying the 36 pack because hey, I might only need to buy TP twice a year. Well, I probably bought it more often, I go through it faster than that. But still, it wasn't something I had to remember to get every week.

So anyway, Kroger had their brand on sale one week, and Scott's TP on sale the next week, so I had TP at home. But then suddenly....you couldn't find TP anywhere. And I started to eye my dwindling supply of Cottonelle with concern. Surely people would stop hoarding it before that ran out. But they didn't, and I had break into my replacement TP and let me tell you, Kroger's TP is neither soft nor strong as advertised. LOL!

The thing that I don't get was everyone is all "Social distancing, limit trips to the store" which is fine--I've been using curbside pickup for three years now, so I never go in the store anyway, now especially. But...essential items people need---TP, bleach, antibacterial wipes...hell even hand soap for a while---suddenly were available in store only, which kind of defeats the purpose of using the curbside pickup. Even at Target, you had to go in. It was basically like saying "Hey, if you want essentials come in a mingle with everyone else in the store to further the spread!" So...needless to say, I wasn't getting TP. Even if I did want to go into the store (which I didn't) by the time I would get done with work, the TP was long sold out. And no, I don't think my boss would accept "Hey I had to get to Kroger at 7AM to buy TP at 8AM, so I won't be available in the morning" as a reasonable excuse. And no I wasn't getting up early on the weekends, duh!

But finally, finally, after having a Costco Instacart order sit for about 5 days (I had to take first available, which means I have no set time, just whenever a shopper gets to it) I finally got a big 30 pack of double roll Charmin (my least fave brand...well second least after Kroger's now) delivered to my house! Yay! The shopper was so nice, he hid it in my bushes outside so people wouldn't see it from the street and steal it before I got to it! I gave him a $10 tip just for the extra effort!

So, I have TP, and things might just be OK! My next adventure--assuming the items I need like yeast and flour are available in my grocery order--is I might try baking bread like everyone else stuck on Stay at Home!
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I had to break the work from home order yesterday and venture into the office. I always thought working from home would be great and parts of it are—I enjoy being able to sleep in until 7:30am and work in my PJs.

But parts of it I enjoy less...like feeling like I have to be chained to my phone to pick up calls at the office. So even though I am home, I am not getting stuff done around the house like I thought I would because I’m still sitting at my desk all day just like I was at work.

So...it’s been a learning experience to say the least. I guess I’d like it more if I didn’t have to answer the phone(my least favorite thing even when I am in the office) and could work when I felt like it, whether that was at 8am or 8pm.
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Working from home

I can't remember if I was still updating on LJ back then, but if not...one big change was I bought a house back in 2016. It's way on the other side of town from where I used to live, but it's literally like 2 minutes from my sister's house, so that's been nice.

And, since I have extra bedrooms, I had turned one into my nerdly Captain America room...and now that's my office, since we're all working from home during this crazy time. Of course it's a small area (I have to use my stepstool as an extra place to hold my work folders and notebooks, but hey...at least the view is nice:

If I get tired of looking at paperwork, I have a nice view if I look up:

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And plenty of Caps have my back...
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And I can even pretend I'm sitting on Cap's lap..
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And an old fandom makes a sneak appearance here--can you find it?
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And no, I didn't pick the wall color--it was the nursery for the previous owner's baby and I just never got around to painting it.

So...that's been my setup this first week of working from home--it's been OK but I don't think I can do it until May like the governor is sort of predicting.

And now...I'm off to spend the weekend watching this crazy Tiger King show I've been hearing so much about!
chris fall by rainbowkisses31

It's Holiday Card time!



Something that goes really well with cookies and cocoa? Christmas cards!

So if you'd like a Christmas/holiday card from me, leave a comment below with your address (even if I already have it.) Comments are screened so nobody else will see!
chris fall by rainbowkisses31

The end is the beginning is the end.

Tonight is the night....seems fitting to post this on LJ since it was the fandom this journal was born from.

Ten years ago, we tuned in to see the tale of a boy who fell from the sky, and how the hero & the villain were sometimes flip sides of the same coin.



It's had ups, it's had it's downs, it's been great and it's sucked beyond the telling of it....but the one thing that never changed was the awesomeness of the people it brought into my life.

Lex: We have a complicated relationship, Clark. My father wants me to believe it's built on trust, but it's not. It's built on lies and deceit. Any relationship with that foundation is destined to fail. Lucky we don't have that problem.

Clark: Lucky us.
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Fandom Garage Sale!!

This post is open, in case people not on my friends list are interested, or in case friends refer people not on my flist here.

Anyway, I was cleaning out some stuff in my office, and have a few things I probably should get rid of--magazines mostly, although a book and an autographed pic are in there too! Pretty much all Supernatural, save for one random Justin Hartley pic!

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Paypal only for payments--if you want something, comment and I'll let you know where to send the paypal payment to. Oh, and if you can, please choose "Personal" under the Paypal payment selection so there are no Paypal fees.

And don't forget--I still have a Gold Ticket, Row D seat 21 to the Chicago convention on sale here. The auction ends on 7/27!!
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Kneel Before Nick J!

Heheh--so x_city_lights posted some of her pics from the kickball/softball game this weekend, and the discussion turned to how during the softball games, Joe's M.O. apparently is to stand around zoning out and/or showing epic fail at basic game playing aspects.

I commented that I bet Joe's approach to the game has to piss off/frustrate Nick to no end, since Nick treats these friendly softball games like they're fucking Game 7 of the World Series, what with the running at top speed and flinging himself at the bases.

She then relayed a story from this weekend's game that is such an instant classic, it really needs to be retold every Christmas:

He was so pissed. I think my friend has a picture of it, or maybe I just remember it happening, but towards the end of the game when Nick was back at shortstop (or at least not in the outfield) Joe didn't even try to catch it. He looked over in Nick's direction and looked pretty fucking scared as Nick started approaching him. His face was just like "Oh shit, Nick's coming over here. Nick's coming. Oh fuck!" He(Nick) ended up going to talk to someone else but it was HILARIOUS as Joe was waiting to feel the wrath of Nick.

That, my friends, is why Nick J is off the chain! LOL!
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As of now, this journal is:



I'm not gonna go back and lock previous entries, but all entries going forward will be Friends Only.

I probably won't be adding many people back, but if I know you, I will probably add you if you ask.
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Ummm...what??

Why do Glamour's "15 Guys We Love To Look At?" need to all be holding hands with each other? In a parade style fashion? *lulz*(pics not by me, btw--I found them on a community.)

Oh, and thanks for the Pedo-Bear reminder on the second page, Glamour! It's not like you didn't have one other hot and legal one to choose from you know! So don't be all high and mighty on me!!LOL!!