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We got the car fixed!! Thanks to a dear friend who came over and took care of it for us. Granted he had to go by a YouTube tutorial, but it worked and now we can drive once again! I still need to get a newer car at some point, especially once I start working. But, that's a ways away yet, so I'm not gonna fixate on it right now...

I think I need a fundamentalist detox. Some of the people I went to church with down in Florida, while overall pretty decent people, they are still so very narrow-minded about so many things. Someone posted about Target making their bathrooms gender neutral for people who are trans, and there was a big uproar about it! Mostly from dude-bros with hunting rifles who threaten to 'hurt anyone with a penis who dares share a bathroom with my fragile wives and daughters!' Mostly they were talking about the guys who want to abuse the system by 'claiming' to be trans men (while looking decidedly like cis men) and raping and fondling women. There was definite trans misogyny going on. I was very polite with my response, saying that all anyone who is trans wants to do is use the bathroom in peace, like everyone else. Naturally this was when the trolls came out. Saying, 'If God gave you a penis, then you were meant to have a penis!' I had to stop receiving notifications after that or else I would've let my emotions get the better of me.

I did make it a point to post on my own page, that the likelihood of those who molest women and children are straight, cisgender males, not anyone from the LGBTQA community. This is 2016, people! Stop living in the dark ages! And this isn't helped any by the Trump campaign, which does nothing but get people riled up and start regressing backwards. Is it any wonder people are afraid and worried?

Additionally, we found out today that Prince passed away at only 57 years old. This hasn't been a very good year for celebrity deaths. Why can't Death take less likable people? I shouldn't say that, though...
snapdragon76: Zach rocking the 360 cameras at the MTV Movie Awards (Zach 360)
I'm trying very hard to not be annoyed right now. My car isn't working due to issues with the brakes. And when you only have one car, it kinda limits you.

While there have been a few nice people who have taken us for errands and the like, but there's still a limit to even what they can do.

Even though I have a part-time job now, I still don't have the money to get it fixed. So I'm pretty much stuck at home. And that's a problem. Not only is it the catalyst for massive cabin fever, but I can't do things that I need to do, like getting my allergy shots and doctor appointments to go to. I just have to figure out what to do.

Additionally, I'm kind of in a holding pattern with my job prospects. I realize it's getting close to the end of the school year, so there isn't going to be a ton of focus on new hires right now, but I have to figure something out so I know if I need to move and getting all of that taken care of. Plus, I have student loans due soon, so that's another problem I have weighing on me.

Why do children want to be adults so much? It kinda sucks...

I'm trying to stay positive, but it's not easy. Especially when you're like me and have Anxiety. It's not a good combination...
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Blue Hatori)
Well, the job fair yesterday was a bit lame. It was pretty small and there weren't very many venues. A lot of technical places, medical, colleges, cellular phone companies, military recruiters, and the like. Nothing that really said, "Hey, we have your future career here!!" And I'm not just saying that because I'm freaked about going into the work force (which, admitidly, a part of me is). So I'm gonna check into seeing if I can find any career councelors or something. Of course, if they charge a lot... forget it!! I mean, I'm job hunting on a budget here.

Of course, if I find a job at either one of the bookstores I applied to or even at the guitar place, I'll be happy.

And... I was able to go to the bank yesterday and find I have enough to pay the cable bill and still allow for a bit of cushioning as well. So no SamCham this month, but next month baby... Jin will be mine!!! *laughs sinisterly*

Oh, my car seems to be doing a bit better. Mom added some anti-freeze/coolant (with the proper mixture of distiled water), and it seems to be doing the trick. I'm still gonna baby it for a bit, though.

While I was out, I bought SDK 15 (finally). We meet... Tokito! Of course, at this time, no one knows the 'real' truth... but I do, for once! Ha!

Quote of the day: "No tool, in and of itself, has great importance. But placed in the proper hands it can create a masterpiece." -- Joni Eareckson Tada

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