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19 February 2009 @ 10:41 pm
Oh stupid LJ with your non-functiony bits. I've been trying to pay for more paid time on silvergeneral because the time Star got me (which was so random, so unexpected, and so. much. love.) is running out on... um... tomorrow. And here I am hooked on all the pretty things I can do with it that I won't be able to. :(

And so LJ doesn't accept my credit card. Because that's obviously the thing to do when people offer you money. It then tells me that if it keeps coming up with problems, since I live in Canada, to avoid typing in my postal code. However, doing so gives me a "Fill in all the blank fields" error. Failboat much?

Re: V-Day. It was lovely. The boys tried so hard and it was really sweet to watch. I heart final touches the most... candles, cloth napkins, music, a toast to the awesomeness that is me (...okay, and the Ronsen girlfriend, but hee, me). :)

Re: School... gehhh. I've got three midterms slotted MTW next week, none of which I'm sure of yet. On top of that I've got an events report that needs doing, a PLA I need more info about, some way to go about booking either the pub or the Fuse office for aforementioned event, and quite possibly some poster mock-ups because if I'm going to do half of other people's work 'cause they keep forgetting, why not more?

Reading week after that. It would almost sound like heaven except I've lived through Vicki's this week, and it has not been a good one for her. The boyfriend was still on the phone with me (Bluetooth) and got to experience his first Steph!mommy scolding of the chilluns on the failure that is their academic lives.

And that is scary stuff. Because it's never the yelling that really gets to you... that you can easily get mad right back about. It's when she looks so sad and worn and tired and heartbroken that it makes you feel like the worst scum in the world for treating them like you do. Never mind that you know you treat them pretty well and that furthermore you're doing well, you just have a penchant for playing games and seeing friends.

In the meantime, I am trying very hard not to think too hard about recent purchases--which is made slightly difficult when one of said purchases is a) kinda big, b) a handbag, and c) bright purple. That's not to say I regret buying it. No. Most definitely not. It's the first purse I've ever bought for myself and at a pretty decent price too. But I guess I wouldn't be me if I didn't fret over the cost of things.

Said visit to the Eaton's Center on Monday is pretty much why I'm all worried/sad about spending more now. I, being the cheap tramp that I am, have been really eying the brushes off of the e.l.f. website. And now, lo and behold, they present me with a 50% sale on their studio products--including the $30 brush set I've been coveting for... well, since they came out. Thus with a lot of product-switching here and there to accommodate discounts, I've gone from a $78 subtotal to $48 after shipping.

And yet. And yet. I can't do it. Not just because it will mean another purchase to add to the list this month, but because that price doesn't include the $5 customs fee, the 14% GST/PST, and the $8.50 extra shipping cost to Canada. And the conversion from USD to CAD. Wah. Sometimes I hate being too practical to get the things I want.

Finally, re: stats (because it deserves a section all on its own and outside a cut)... I. am. so. dead.
Current Mood: sadwahhh
Current Music: Lady Gaga - Lovegame
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
that's what your boyfriend is for.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I doubt the boyfriend wants to pay anymore on frivolous things for me than he has already.
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
...I HATE men like that. they promise you the moon and then dont have enough money to spend on you for things u really want. Fucking bullshit
Stephanie: evil overlordmirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
Who are you?
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
an old friend.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Well if so, can you be less secretive and ominous about it? o.O;;
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
Although in their defence, it's hard to beat daddy.....aint it? But you DO make a good point, there needs to be some form of standardization or protocol that defines exactly how golddigging should be implemented (you know, a Schedule A, delivery milestones and such).

Perhaps I missed something here, but with my cursory lookover, I failed to see any mention promises. Then again, I'm not the one with the agenda. Because, well, if a man cant give you what you "really want" then what? I dont think I can take 'the moon' to the local swapmeet. Because surely you're not implying that wimminz cannot be self-sufficient.

PS.... anyone know the going rate for one standard moon? I know the deathstar goes for 15+ septillion or so, but just your everday regular, non-planet-mashing moon.
Stephanie: coffee heartmirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Okay you at least I know who you are. Please tag yourself accordingly in subject bar next time? T_T

I'm getting way more anonymice scurrying around then I used to.
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
youre a moron. "Promise the moon" is a figure of speech for 'promise to give you whatver you want'. Steph's blog is full of stuff about how he always gets her stupid stuff she doesnt ask for and now when she really wants something she doesnt even have the courage to ask the fucker. she shouldnt have to do that.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's not fair. The things I want, I expect for me to buy. He does enough for me without needing more stupid expectations.

I trust that if I really want something from him, he'll bend over backwards to do/get it. I don't feel like testing that theory on something frivolous.
(Anonymous) on February 20th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
This is vaguely amusing in a sporting type of manner. Ok, so I'm the idiot for not recognizing that 'promise the moon' is a figure of speech -- does that make you a moron for not recognizing that I am in fact, making a mockery of you? Or would it make you a moron for not addressing the core point that, in said posting, there was no mention of "promises". Let me guess, you'll call me a troll in an attempt to divert the fact that you pulled promises out of no where. Sure, the entirety of the blog may be full of promises and such, but last time I checked, the reply goes to a single posting (unless, you've taken the time to post the same everywhere).

You're not a griefer are you? Like I mean, there's nothing inherently wrong with being one per se .... but it's not really conducive to solving this problem about men that you "HATE" so much. So, how about some feedback on say, getting a schedule of gifts? Perhaps you know, Porsche on first date, Ferarri on second? Or is that too poor for you? I'm a bit rusty on my golddigginese.

But enough sport, this isn't even remotely fair, as clearly, you're not much of a debating challenge (good attempt at focusing on "you're a moron, the moon was a figure of speech", in a few years you might be able to tactically address the factual meat of the matter).

For those that would prefer a shorter version, I'll summarize:
- Steph made a post. She speaks of things she wants and doesn't have.
- Random individual perceives an opportunity to grief and does so in a "I hate men who don't buy me everything I want" manner.
- I make several rebuffs focusing on [a] not everyone is a golddigger and needs to have everything bought for them, [b] the total irrelevance of random individual's reference to promises and [c] made a side point about perhaps standardizing a procedure for handling these expected (but for some reason not legislated) "givings" and [d] closed off by making jest at the moon.
- (Presumably) random individual comes back to "counter" my final non-point, totally not-denying what is the golddigging subtext of the original message nor was there any rebuff to the suggestion that random individual is suggesting that women are fiscally incompetent and need to have everything bought for them.

You amuse me. I heartily await your non-rebuttal.

Oh and while we're on the topic of "promising to give whatever you want", who do I go to file a complaint about that? I embraced religion and was promised a whole bunch of stuff -- I even packed my bags and all but I just can't seem to find heaven on the gps.

Stephanie: bodypaintmirroredsakura on February 21st, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Down boy.
languidly on February 20th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
It's giving you credit card problems because you live in Canada? o.O
Stephanie: shiva dancemirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, it showed up in the payment error faq as to why it might not be working. I've run into the problem before with someone else's credit card too, so now I just go "...beh."
languidly on February 20th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
That's . . . . really weird. This fellow Canadian has never had that problem :\ Hmmm.
Stephanie: i love youmirroredsakura on February 21st, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
*squeaks* You didn't have to prove it!! Thank you so much! *is flailing so hard right now*

I guess it must be just me and I must really not know how to fill in blanks then. o.o;;
languidly on February 21st, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Well, I figured the best way to check if LJ was suddenly rejecting Canadian credit cards was to do something about it, all my paid accounts are up to date, you were having a shiny crisis . . . :3;

'Sides. The credit card just got paid off. $7 is nothin'~ You're welcome, sweets &hearts
Sephiroth: thank yousilvergeneral on February 21st, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
I thank ye kindly regardless. Happyface!
fontech on February 20th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
You could get a paypal account? They're easy to set up when you have a card o.o I've used Paypal to get LJ accounts for years now.

Also wtf at the weird anons O.o
Stephanie: imma tiger rawr!!mirroredsakura on February 20th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
I did have one once upon a time, but some screwup or other when I closed it and the tried to reopen it again later led them to block my credit card forever and ever. And I'm kind of iffy on the issue of linking it to my actual bank account considering the balance I have on it, and the number of people I know who've gotten their accounts hacked. ^^;

And yeah tell me about it. I know the one is my boyfriend because he simply can't resist making snide remarks, but the other one is kinda all "durrr?" to me.