alory_shannon: The icon that I will never let Phase escape, regardless of what blogsite we're at. 'Cause deep down, she loves it. ♥ (KIIIIIIITTY; DESTROY ALL HUMANS)
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I love my brother, but sometimes he can get nosy. But then, he is related to my mother, so this is only to be expected. And I love her VERY much, too, but. Yeah. Thankfully, I am (almost) always up to takin' him down when it comes down to verbal sparring. Take this conversation that we had yesterday for example:


Brother: "...Okay, I just...don't understand why you haven't dated at all in like, years--"

Me: [BURSTS out in a loud, obnoxious falsetto, a la King Fergus] " 'I DON'T WANT TO GET MARRIED! I WANT TO STAY SINGLE AND LET MY HAIR FLOW IN THE WIND AS I RIDE THROUGH THE GLEN, FIRING ARROWS INTO THE SUNSET!' "

Brother: ...

Me: [/Fergusfais a la this .gif]


Brother: [/Elinorfais a la same .gif] "...Never mind."


HA A WINNAR IS ME XD
alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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So, about 5 minutes before the library closed tonight, I suddenly hear one of my co-workers say, “...Is that a snake?”

And of course I just thought, pfft, oh right, she’s joking, it’s a rubber toy or some sort of prank, but I go over to look anyway…and no.

REAL SNAKE.

(My face on realising this: 8D)

It was coiled up on the floor on the employee’s side of the counter, kind-of off to the side, just calm and cute as could be. <3 So INSTANTLY I’m over there, crouching down to get a better look but still keeping a respectful distance, because I didn’t want to scare it + RESPECT NATURE, LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH UNLESS YOU HAVE TO has been drilled into me from…early childhood, thank you Ranger Rick. I was 97% certain it was just a harmless little garter snake, and even if that was wrong, there were no bright colours on the thing, which when it comes to snakes generally means no need to worry about ZOMG POISON. So when one of my co-workers was like IS IT POISONOUS D8 I couldn’t help giving a little chuckle and saying, “Oh HEAVENS, no.” Even after that, though, the other ladies at the Circ desk…were all kinda clustering away on the other end of the desk, giving that little guy WIDE BERTH, lmao.

So the older gentleman who works in Reference and the middle-aged one who works in Children's came over, both with this semi-patronising air of yeah yeah, stay calm ladies, we’ll take care of it.... And they were trying to corral it into a cardboard box, which…didn’t work at all, small as the snake was. It just kept slipping away, got around the front of the desk, then came back behind it, and finally it went under the Circ desk to attempt to hide amongst the computers’ power cords.

And at that point…I was just like, you know what, forget this. This is never going to work and NO ONE ELSE has the guts to take care of this properly SO.

So I just went for it—and it wasn’t really a conscious decision on my part, it felt more like…reflex or something, I dunno. I just gently picked it up, kind of in the middle, holding it firmly enough that it wouldn’t just fall out of my hand, but loosely enough that it didn’t feel like I was a threat. I know you’re really supposed to pick them up closer to the head so they can’t turn and bite you, but it was just so totally chill with me holding it the way that I was already, I didn’t see any need to alter that. I heard a “Wow, you go, girl,” as I headed to the back door with it, and the snake was still totally calm, not freaking out or writhing or even trying to slither out of my grasp, so I took it outside and carried it to the wooded area at the edge of the library's property and let it go. :]

…And when I came back in, all my co-workers sort of just.....looked at me silently for a moment, HAHA. Then I got a “Well...well done, there” and a “YYYYEP, that’s definitely an A+ for you at work today.”


...But it was SO CUTE and SLEEK and as;lkdfjlkdsj I LOVE HOW SMOOTH THEY FEEL AND I HAVE REALLY SORT OF WANTED A SNAKE FOR YEARS AND THIS ONLY REMINDED ME OF THAT FACT

SO MUCH





But lol yeah, ALL IN A DAY’S WORK AT THE LIBRARY~ 83



...And y'know, really all I can think...is AND THE HAT SAID, "SLYTHERIN!!!!"

Y/Y/MFY?? X'D
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (ST:NG - Data Error)
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So, I might as well make a post about this. I managed to screw up my right shoulder/back somehow--absolutely no idea how--and so I've been in constant pain since Monday. I've been to the doctor, was x-rayed (nothing broken), and then was given some pain meds and told not to lift anything that weighs more than 10 lbs, and that if it still hurt a week later to come in for an MRI. Right now they apparently think it's a muscle spasm and microtearing, but that doesn't explain why, because I wasn't doing any strenuous physical activities recently.

Anyway, despite the pain meds AND some Tylenol, I was still hurting last night, so my mum (who's a nurse, so no worries) gave me some pain med of hers that she said was supposed to make me drowsy.


...I stayed up ALL NIGHT WRITING, and looking over what I wrote, you can't even tell I was on meds--I didn't notice any weird side effects at all...until I started getting ready for my nine-hour workday today. I was veeeery wobbly, out of it, and really just...stoned on pain meds. And if that's ANYTHING like being stoned for real, I'm now even MORE adamant about wanting nothing to do with any kind of drugs EVER. My mum actually had to drive me to work today, and that's where the funny came in.


Exhibit A:
Me: *looking sadly (and semi-blearily) down at the sling my arm was in to keep some stress off my shoulder* "...This sling doesn't match my outfit at all. I shoulda worn my BLUE dress!" *dissolves into helpless giggles*
Mutti: "..."


Exhibit B:
[a bright red car with this HUGE fin on its tail passes us on the interstate--it srsly looked like it had a fin on top of its fin]
Me: *stares after it* "...Wow, they must really like fins...Hn, they must have an affin--affin--affin--nation--affination...af...affin..." *visibly struggling for the word*
Mutti: "...'Affinity'?"
Me: "YEAH. THAT'S THE ONE. An AFFINITY for them!" *dissolves into helpless giggles once again*


...And I don't remember much of what happened after that until I got to work, which was kinda dull since I just had to sit behind the desk because I can't really shelve with my arm in a sling, and I had about 30 people ask me what I'd done to my arm. One of them was this one kid who comes there pretty often, and I give him some good-natured but very older-sibling-esque trouble, so I told him (and also another patron who asked later on), "Oh, my manager did this to me. I forgot to say 'Have a nice day!' after helping someone with their books, so she was all 'NO. HOW DARE YOU FORGET THAT', and then she THREW me over the desk. It was crazy, you shoulda seen it."

Kid: *ttly disbelieving* (...and I seriously would've been worried if he hadn't been) "Uh-huh. You just don't wanna tell me."

Me: *still deadpanning* "Okay, fine, I'll tell you the truth. I had yesterday off, you know? So since I had time, I thought I'd just swim across the Atlantic to visit one of my friends in England, but as I was crossing the Appalachian Mountains on my way to the ocean, I got into a fight with this huge bear, and threw out my shoulder when I threw him off the top of the mountain."

Kid: "...This is your way of telling me that it's really none of my business, isn't it?"

Me: "You got it." ^-^



...Alright, it's time for dinner, more pain meds, and watching Casablanca with Vati for the first time STFU YES I KNOW THAT'S TERRRIBLE.
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (TRU FAX >])
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So. My mum and I were running all these errands today. We were driving along, and it was quiet so I was just kinda staring out the window when the following exchange took place:

Mum: So, did you have to put your e-mail on--
Me: *still staring out the window* Yeah, but the church softball team hasn't contacted me yet.
Mum: o_O ...Well. That's kinda weird for you, but not really for me...
Me: ...?
Mum: ...How did you know that's what I going to ask you about?
Me: ... o_o;; I...I don't know. ...I...Ohmigosh. I TOTALLY just read your mind. D8


...Kinda freaky. Honestly no idea how I knew. I just sorta did. .____.



IN OTHER NEWS, I EASILY PASSED BOTH MY SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES (of course), AND PROVIDED THE LADY AT THE REGISTRAR AT MY COLLEGE DOESN'T DO SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE EATING MY TRANSCRIPT, I WILL BE A COLLEGE GRADUATE. DDD:


I am not entirely certain how I feel about this. I think relief is the strongest emotion.
Though now I have GRAD SCHOOL to worry about, oh God. >.<

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