First on my mind: New Zealand, WTF??
I worked all weekend, RPed in the evenings. I think it was Saturday night I tried to pay for Dirk's LJ so I could get my icons back, only to have my card rejected. By this time there was no one at the bank, and Bridgie paid for it as a kind of birthday gift, so that was nice. I should have harrassed the bank first chance I got, which would have been Monday, when the car went in for State inspection. Yeah, that made the day a little hectic, but I could have walked to the bank instead of RPing half the day. Sooo... Today I went to buy my lunch, only to have my card rejected at the supermarket. The bank has a branch right there, which the lovely floor manager walked me over to with a ticket for the suspended sale, being all friendly but I'm sure trying to be sure I wouldn't run out with my unpaid-for lunch.
The bank people need PR training. When you have to call up some higher office because someone's debit card has stopped working, despite their having funds available, do not sit there with your eyes going wide and gasping while said someone stands there mentally going 'what? What?!?!?'
She lowers the mouthpiece, and asks me if I've been to New Zealand recently. Like... Saturday. Yeeeah. While I was at work, my debit card apparently showed up in New Zealand and tried to withdraw cash. Funtimes. I think I'm closing my paypal account. I now have no debit card for 7-10 business days and need to reset my pin.
Been swallowed by RP the past couple days, when I'm not working, which is nice. Tour de Quilt is this week, which means work is insane with getting ready for it. Tour de Quilt is this thing where quilters swarm to the area and from Thursday-Sunday attempt to visit ten different quilt shops (with a lot of driving between them), collect lots of door prizes and goody bags and exclusive fabric offered only those days. RP is a nice break to come home to. My posts for both Dirk and Whitey got what is, for me, a lot of response. I'm thrilled. I've had Dirk around for a damn long time and seemed to have trouble finding anyone who'd play with him. I am an RP slut, getting characters on LJ and finding no one will RP with them except my own household is... hard. I adore RP with family, but I don't need LJ for that. I'd still like my characters to get actual friends. Dirk has two, Hips and Mel, who are great, but he has yet to get involved in any kind of plot after over a year. Maybe Whitey will do better? Note to self, Whitey has a name now, thanks to a kind Nexusite.
Been a little more productive on the drawing front, Nothing finished to show but I've been sketching. Finally did some pretty decent sketchwork of the Labyrinthesque raven king dude
that's been in my head for years. Also got the sketch for the fanart pic of Magneto
out... It needs some tightening compositionally and I need to make sure both hims look like him, but... I searched Magneto on DA not too long after I uploaded, because he was on my brain... and the sketch had soared in popularity to the first page.
It's just a sketch, and... yeah. I don't know. People must've been viewing off the recent uploads page. I can't believe it. Bridgie says it's a disturbing picture, which I guess is good in a way. Funny thing is it still has no comments.