New Phone and Family Updates

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Samsung has been my go-to for cell phones since I was in high school. Black Friday has spoiled me, and given me the opportunity for a Note 20 Ultra for a good price! I mean, I did steal my brother’s upgrade to do it, but we won’t talk about that. But yeah, I got a new phone! I’m not a stats person with phones, but I’ll add them for those who are. Specs, not stats, apparently. My bad.

First picture I took on the new phone

I am not retyping the specs, but I did find an amazing website. The camera is really all I’ve been playing with in terms of “new features”, but I’m in LOVE! Well, apparently I only had my last phone since March… Oops, guess I was too excited by sales. And this is what we call – ADHD – folks! No matter, the way it worked out, I’m not hindered at all which is hype. 
I just discovered the drawing app that comes with the phone, and I totally just spent an hour drawing. This is going to make my brain so happy!

The clouds are so nice!!!

Other than that, I haven’t had the chance to properly play with all the phone or the s-pen’s features yet. Taking this a whole different direction now, a more serious one... Dad wasn’t feeling well yesterday. He had a few of the symptoms, so I’ve got him staying home. I’m sure he’s actually just got the “man cold” but these days you can’t be too careful. After quite a bit of explaining, I think I’ve convinced both him and my brother that they need to stay home. Fingers crossed for now I guess… Means I’ve got a car for the next few days though. 

This shot is with the 50x zoom on. I took this at work

Black Friday is going to be crazy I’m bettin’. I was hoping to get some shopping in, but I may just order stuff online for now. It’s also safer that way lately. If everything doesn’t close though, there’s a couple early Christmas shopping things I should go pick up. But for now, back to drawing. Be safe out there, and have a great day! 
— Deryn

Well I Guess it got Bad Again

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Thursday, November 19th, Dr. Bonnie Henry had announced at about 3pm that indoor social gathering are banned. Masks are now mandatory indoor everywhere. I guess it got bad again, and that kind of sucks. However, this will not be the end, not for me anyway. Being Thursday, I’ll have to see how it gets for Tuesday. That’s when I post next anyway.

Pardon the blurry picture. But Shadow keeps me sane and everyone needs more of him

So far today, being Friday, nothing bad has happened to us. “Us” being my boss and I, since we both worked Friday. Was very much “business as usual” but everyone wore their masks. A couple weeks ago, people were asking how I felt about wearing a mask. It’s definitely been weird with how fast my province went to shit. My lifestyle doesn’t change with everything happening though, since I only visit my boyfriend and go to work. Everyone else in my life lives with me, or I work with them so…

Saturday, my “sit by myself at work day” day. I’ll share updates as it goes I guess? Some fun plans for today, I’m going to start the new Legend of Zelda today hopefully. Age of Calamity is going to be so hype! During my work day though, the Destiny 2 new raid has gone live. Watching the boyfriend and his raid team go for worlds first! I have zero idea as to what’s going on, but I hope he gets it!
Not first in the world, but was still a fun stream to crash!

Sunday, as you can guess, I stayed in. Watching more of The Boys and The Mandalorian mostly. It’s not worth it to go out right now. Normally I’d be getting ready for coffee or something for Monday with some friends, but video calls are probably the way to go for now.
Monday so far has been rough. Woke up with a migraine. My amazing boyfriend is making me a fancy coffee and hot cocoa drink thingy. Let’s hope this headache leaves me alone with some Advil…
IT LEFT! Oh thank the gods, my head doesn’t hurt! Going home now that I can actually function, hopefully I’ll have energy to clean my room up.

Tuesday is a Tuesday is a Tuesday. Work is quiet, but my drivers are keeping me entertained with their “opinions” about wearing masks. Since it’s almost lunch time, I’m debating on what to order today… But other than that, not a whole lot has changed with my lifestyle and the almost lockdown we’re in. I say that, now that work is picking up it’s a mess. We follow different regulations than other businesses, until we’re told we have to wear masks, we don’t actually have to. That, as you can imagine, really pisses some people off, and now I’ve had about a dozen calls with complaints. Woo… Love my job.

Am I stealing my friends pictures again? Yep

Anyway, that’s it for today as I want to eat my food and forget people exist for awhile. Want a fun song to listen to? Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Holy Frick Retail

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Man, I am over retail. I know I’ve said that like four hundred times, but I am so over it. Customers, mega corps, and having a boss… Work is just not worth the stress that it gives you. Relax Deryn, you’re just stressed... I don’t know if it’s the pandemic or people are actually dumb, but my god. With everything getting bad again, I feel like I’m losing my mind. And because the company I work for is what it is, I don’t speak on behalf of the company. These thoughts are mine and I hate people most of the time…

Stole more pictures from my friend overseas!

We have plexiglass between us and the customers right now, and yet people don’t understand that. My boss and I have been running into interesting arguments of sorts with almost everyone. There’s been too many instances where people have straight up pushed the glass off my counters. I understand you’re lazy, but please don’t lean on the counter. The sanitizer smells terrible and if you touch anything I have to spray it. And I don’t get why people just refuse to listen to me.

Right now people are either on edge, or just don’t care about anyone. Man, I hate dealing with arrogant people and all their unnecessary crap. There’s signs all over my store asking people to not touch shit, but of course, no one in the world can read. We’re working on it, but holy frick, and asking anyone to stop touching anything in my store is impossible. It becomes a fight not worth having.

Ranting isn’t my favourite thing to do, but thank you for coming along with me today! I just don’t understand why people can’t be kind. I was talking to my boss about getting a raise, and my lovely roommate chimed in with a really good piece of advice. “why invest my time into a career I’m not passionate about when I could invest my time into what I really want to do.” I can’t thank her enough for being in my life.

But, that’s all I have for today, as you can tell, I’m almost an hour late today. My bad... Thanks for stopping by, adn be safe out there!
— Deryn

What About Calgary

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Yesterday while hanging out on Discord, a friend suggested moving to Calgary. He lives in like, the South East I think? After sending me a link to a townhouse going for less than what I’d sell my trailer for, I’m honestly considering it. I’ve lived in BC my whole life, and have always just, never liked Alberta. But at the same time, I’ve usually only driven through it or been visiting family I don’t care for. It would be that real “fresh start” I am looking for too. Moving though, that’s a scary thought.

Housing prices is what really gets me. A townhouse for example, in my part of town like on the other side of the highway from where I work. $300K, one bed and one bath, strata is upwards of $500 with a mortgage looking about $950 a month. That works out to $1450 a month for a TOWNHOUSE. As you can tell, I’m upset, and that’s without even taxes involved. Now, looking at Calgary, a two bed and two bath, for $250K. Only like 3% taxes, and putting the same money down, $740 for the mortgage and $122 for strata. Makes the living price $862 a month. The price difference is nuts! And the taxes in the province is a huge difference too!

I know I know, I’m rambling on about money, and I’m sorry about that. But in my defense, I’m a broke bitch. Calgary is not a place I visit often, so I don’t actually know much about the city. I know there’s three major highways which is nice. And getting about 20km doesn’t take two hours in rush hour. There’s no family of mine out there though. See, this is my issue with moving that kind of distance – No family out there, none of my really good friends unless I bring them with, and I’d have to 100% rebuild my life. Stuff like favourite grocery stores, preferred dentists, and dog walking routes would be a whole new thing!

I know Shadow looks dirty, but my dad gave him like, an entire $5 bag of catnip. He was rolling around in it

I’ve never moved like this before, or really ever before. I wouldn’t be able to go alone, that would be too much. However, the more I think about it, the more I kind of really like the idea. As of right now, I’m not doing anything besides rebuilding my place and preparing for Christmas. Oh right, I’ve got a month and a bit until that. Anyway, that’s all I have for today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk again soon!
— Deryn

Sims and Some Demon Souls

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Today, when I’m writing this piece, Sims 4 Snowy Escape has gone live! Oh I am excited! I’ve put over a thousand hours into Sims 4 and that’s just, well honestly kind of sad but whatever. This pack is based on Korea I believe, let me double check that. Oh, Japan apparently. Man, I suck at this.

Since all the footage started releasing, I’ve come to realize I know nothing about how homes are built or how Sims look. My god the basics of this pack got super difficult for me… Google tabs are open of houses and people just so I can see something that looks right. My god I suck at this apparently…

With the new platform tool, there’s so many new things I want to try as well! I saw a YouTube Sims person..? Sims YouTuber? I saw a video on making a toddler dungeon, and another one on bunk beds. Family homes are going to be way more fun now! At least, European and American ones. So much more research has to go into any other style…

As for Demon Souls. I’ve got a copy, and I can stream it. My dad bought both new consoles day one, and I really, like, really want to play Demon Souls. Is it worth learning to stream that game? Yes it’s brand new and would probably be an great experience… Now I’ve talked myself into it. I’ll have to invite the boyfriend over to help me set everything up. He streams too if you want to check him out!

Souls games are great, and I’ve played them all now except Demon Souls. Adding that game to my list would be amazing! Once I start getting into that, I’ll update everyone! That is, if I can figure it out.

But yeah, that’s been my weekend. Way too much sims, as per the usual at this point, and “YOU DIED” screens. Sorry about being late today too. I forgot my kids needed food, so I had to run out and grab that. Thanks for stopping by today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn