1. I GOT A KITTEN. He was one of those free "I am irresponsible and let my cat get knocked up" kittens from the internet, which I feel good about because a) I kept a kitten out of a shelter and b) shelters here won't home pets with students. WHAT EVEN IS THAT. Students are awesome! Pets need homes! WHY IS THAT A THING.
Anyway, he is super cute (he has extra toes in the front! He looks like he is wearing oven mitts!)!! Aaaaand he's blue and white, and also has this tendency to wave his paws in my face when I am trying to read, so I named him Avery. So, uh, hockey friends... don't judge me. If he were mellow and well behaved he'd be called King Henrik, but instead he is an annoying bratface of whom I am irrationally fond, and this was the only option
Here are some pictures of my precious baby kitty, who is currently whining up a storm in the
kitty crate. ( KITTEN PHOTOS )
2. Had an interview at a cute indie coffee shop today, so hopefully they will hire me and I won't have to stay with Tim Hortons. Honestly, Tims seems pretty great as a company, and I like nearly all of the people there, but the manager seems a little bit psychotic (her hobbies appear to include watching reality television and sexually harrassing every male customer under the age of 30, as well as being terrifyingly unpredictable in her moods), and it annoys me to have to take out my nose ring and three quarters of my earrings five days a week. Also, every time I make a triple triple (that is THREE TIMES the normal amount of cream and THREE TIMES the normal amount of sugar) my soul dies a little. A triple triple is not even brown. It is off-white. That is not how coffee should be consumed.
Also also, the other day at work I slipped on the freshly mopped floor and did a header into the corner of a garbage can. Theoretically it's funny, but also I fucked up my chin, jaw, and knee, and cried and made horrible keening sounds in front of everyone I work with. >:( Damn you Tim Horton! You were a fine defenceman, but your company hurt my face. >:( 2 minutes for tripping. >:((((((
3. My brother is getting married next Saturday! I am pretty stoked. I love weddings, and my sister-in-law, and I haven't seen my little brother in about a year (saw my elder brother, the one getting married, at Christmas). I'm also excited about bringing my oldest friend as my +1, and being back in Edmonton for long enough that I might actually get to look around and see what's changed since I lived there, which is to say nearly everything. #1 bro lives in a neighbourhood that not only didn't exist seven years ago, but that is four neighbourhoods away from the ones that did. CHANGE IS NOT ALLOWED, HOME TOWN. I want to pick up a new Oilers t-shirt, as well, as my old shirt is nearly just a plain blue t-shirt at this point. Maybe they will have Smytty shirts ♥
4. Speaking of hockey, I signed up for silver_spotted
's hockey fic exchange, and the prompt I picked is really awesome
, and I totally have an idea for it that I don't think would be like pulling teeth to write, but I am wondering about the etiquette of writing a player who is married in reality as being married in my fic? Fandom consensus appears to be "pretend ladies do not exist", and I have gone that route before, but I would rather not erase the wife for this one as leaving her in works really well with the theme of the exchange, which is 'disreputable hook-ups'. And I'd be writing it as 'I will really enjoy telling my wife about this in great detail later', so hopefully that will alleviate cheating-squick? Basically I think I am decided on going that route, and I just want confirmation that it's not a total dick move?
TL;DR - Things are good, also kitties. KITTIES.