My Loser Cats

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Happy September! Where, the frick, did August go? I was vibing, and it was the eleventh. Today I get the notification that it’s September and now I’m dazed. Although, I have a lot of stories for everyone this month! So stay tuned, today we’re starting with my bastard cats. 

The Story

Feeding time is fun with my cats. Sometimes, I’m like five whole minutes late to dinner time, and they decide it’s time to literally EAT THE BAG to get to their food. They’re definitely not starving, just the worst all of the time. Well, this was becoming a problem with food going stale and them just getting to their food when they shouldn’t. The big babies are a little overweight, so we’re trying to get them on a good schedule. This sparked an idea, a plastic container. My roommate and I worked out every option we could. 

We both have ADHD, and being able to see into the container was a make or break for this. Plus, I want it to hold an whole bag of food so I have less stuff in my kitchen. Walking through Walmart with my dad, we passed the storage containers and I found a really nice one for ten dollars. Nothing fancy, just a standard plastic storage box. And a total fluke, I didn’t measure or even really think about volume, but it holds the whole food bag no problem! 

Getting home with my new bucket for cat food, there’s some stuff you should do with new containers. I run a nice hot “bath” for the new container because people are gross. After a soak and another general wash with dish soap, a really good rinse. Dish soap is not something I want my cats eating by accident. And then I filled the container, giving both cats a little bit of extra food. I was playing with their food bag after all. After everything, the food is moved and my roommate and I both know when we need to get more cat food.

The Aftermath

My fuuuuuuuucking cats. The container is working great! They can’t break into it, and it’s sitting there doing a very good job. Of course, now that they can’t just chew through it, I don’t get to be late for food anymore. Shadow likes to let me know it’s food time by biting my eyebrows (with love) if I’m asleep, or my knee’s if I’m at my computer. Percy, the lovely boy, decides that my head is a great pillow, and will crush me while meowing. Or, run up and down the hallway, looking at me, yelling. Cats... But yeah, it works great!

The Post Credits Scene

I love my kids to bits, but they’re actually demons. That an, it’s pumpkin season! That’s it, that’s September. Anyway, thanks for coming by today. I hope you have a safe and wonderful day!
— Deryn


I Know I Know

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I missed the first, and the second, but there’s a good reason! Well, kind of anyway… The first is I got my second covid shot (WOOHOO!!!) and then I went to my boyfriends place. Work is going to be crazy the next couple weeks, so I’ve decided to spend a week here at his place! Today though, I wanted to share some, interesting things that have happened to me over the past few weeks. My city has been in and out of mask mandates, and the general public are bizarre on a good day. Before we get into things, let Shadow remind us life doesn’t always suck.

Like, he’s cute

So, the Gym

For awhile masks were optional, but I still wore mine everywhere. I mean I still wear mine even with both my shots, since people are gross. But I was at the gym, and I decided I was going to run for like, an hour. Get that heart pumping ya know? It’s been like, thirty minutes and I’m tired, panting, just dying inside, so I step off the treadmill for a moment and this guy walks over to me

The words, out of this guys mouth – “You know you don’t have to wear those right? You don’t have to feel oppressed anymore.” 
Excuse me?
I couldn’t help myself. – “You know you don’t have to walk up to women who are alone in the gym right?”

The staff asked me to be nice to other gym goers as I left…

The Mall

I bought a tea and took my mask off. I’m sitting at a table, by myself and I’ve even got my headphones ’cause I’ve got an awesome YouTube video to watch. I’m about ten minutes into the video and an older lady sits at my table. Baffled, I take out a headphone and she just, no word of a lie, “you shouldn’t wear a mask, the government is going to control people like you.” 

Lady, leave me alone please. I dead panned and just “can you just leave me alone please?” 
AND SHE COMES BACK WITH “don’t let them control you!”

I was trying so hard to be civil, but this lady just would not go away. So naturally, I decided to be “the wrong person to talk to” that day. I busted out the “ma’am, I asked you as nice as I could to piss off, so I’ma say it much blunter for you now, go away or I’ll call security for the harassment, alright?” 

A purfect cat

We’re Back at the Gym

It’s the same scenario too, fresh off the treadmill, and this person walks up to me. So I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are just walking by. “The sign on the front door says you don’t have to wear that you know?” I know, I’m choosing to wear a mask buddy. Please go away. “Besides, covid is just a government scam anyway.”

So, me, being me, “Actually I’m wearing it because you smell like you bathed in Axe BodySpray and I have an allergy. Go away please.” Guess that makes me the bad guy… 
“You don’t have to be such a c*** you know,” no, you’re right, I don’t. But people need to mind their own business sometimes. “I’m just trying to save you!”

I wasn’t lying, I have a perfume allergy, the scents make my lungs swell. I was even put on oxygen a few times in school after gym classes. But, he used a very fun word, so I had to be a dick. “I’ll be safer when you walk away. You realize I’m a young woman, by myself at the gym, and you of all people decided to walk up to me? You’re lucky I’m feeling nice or I’d start screaming.” 

I was SUPER Hungover

And my amazing boyfriend recommends Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries for lunch. We’re on our way to the dog beach, so Taz is in the car. I’m inside ordering food, and it’s a hot day out. My lovely boys decide they’re going to wait for me at the outside seating available, and this woman decides to walk up to my man and say that it’s probably too hot on the pavement for puppies paws. Alright, I mean, if he wasn’t under the table in shade. But okay. And then proceeds to tell him he should “take off his shoes and feel the pavement himself” I get it, you’re worried about the dog, but there are so many nicer ways of going about that, like come on… 

So, I wasn’t actually there, I was inside right, so when I caught up to him and he told me what had happened, I had seen the daughter. Tall, tattoos, stunning really, and I made the joke “you should have told her that her daughter was hotter than the pavement.” We both got a good laugh and then went to the beach.

Taz is good boy

Although, I Did Make a Friend

There’s an older gentleman that I’ve seen every day for years parked outside the Tim Horton’s I got to before work. When everything is open, he sits inside, but now he sits in his car. I’ve for years wanted to say “Hello” but was just too shy and my dad decided he was going to do it for me. We always theorized what his life was like, and I thought he was Ukrainian by the resting expression he has. 

Turns out, his name is Carlo and he’s an old Italian man. Also super friendly and now I make sure to say “hello” every time I see him. He always smiles so much went I waddle on over to his car. I made a friend!

But Yeah,

That’s everything fun that’s happened to me lately. Sorry again for being late, but thanks for stopping by anyway! I hope you’re well, and staying safe! We’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

It Has Been Another Year

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Bruh, guess who hit another year of blogging???? (That’s me!) I know that past year we haven’t talked as much, but I still try and hang out at least twice a month. Mostly because I ran out of stuff to do, and streaming started taking up my free time. Speaking of which, I have a fun stream planned for tomorrow! I’m going to play Civilization V with some friends! But that’s not what I’m here for today.

Today I wanted to say that this blog has been amazing. As I’m sure you know, my memory is trash on a good day. Being able to go back and read old posts, and remember what I was doing and how I was feeling about certain things is just so cool. Granted, there are things I wish I never had to remember but whatever. Reading old posts about jobs and having the same feelings now, or even about different hikes and trying to make arrangements to go back, it’s been great. And soon I’ll have posts with paddleboard adventures! The boyfriend has one and I’m super jealous…

Speaking Of…

New things to talk about? Yeah nerds! The paddleboard should be ordered next month, (should be) and I’ve got pet pictures for days to share! My cats are always doing something dumb, and Midna is an actual Angel. Hopefully I can get some good nature shots on that board too. Oh! And I was chatting with the roommate, we’re thinking about some new hair colours soon, so that will be awesome! And we won’t have to bleach my scalp again!

Shadow not caring where Percy is. Classic

Did I tell you that story? So, when we first started the blonde process, my roommate asked if I was okay with trying the scalp. If it was too much for me, just wash it out, right? Well, it was awful. Turns out I’m super sensitive to the burning sensation of bleach on my skin, who knew? The pink hair looked so good, and the leftover blonde and purple is also awesome, but we’ll be trying something new soon, maybe.

I Update A Lot

But I promise, there are actual stories and posts coming. I’m overbooking myself and finding I’m not leaving the time to blog much. I do really love blogging though, so I’ve added more time in my schedule, yes, I have a schedule, I have ADHD... Plus I have some reno / deep clean posts I’d like to make. My bedroom in particular is just a lot right now, and that would be both an amazing and terrible post.

Am I currently neglecting working? Yes. Is it because it’s so busy I haven’t done anything important in over two hours? Maybe… The Okanagan is crazy busy since the world started opening up again. I went to Penticton the other day to Skaha beach and it was BUSY! Thankfully we didn’t spend much time on land, hence why I’m buying a paddleboard. Eventually... But for now, I have to listen to this phone ring off the hook because I’m too busy to help these people.
I have to call one of our contracts to confirm an address, and I’ve confused this poor phone person so bad. They’re just trying to do their job and I’m like, here’s my situation. I can hear the “what do I do???” in their voice. But it’s all okay as we got it all settled. I feel bad but it gave us both a good laugh.

Remember this pic?

Ending Notes

This has been so much fun, and I love what I do. Thank you for helping me make my dreams come true! If you really want to see how things are going though, check out last year to the day’s post. I hope you have an awesome day, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Never Complaining Again

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It is so hot. Not, I live in Canada and it’s hot, like it’s too hot. The past few days it has hit a high of 47° which is 116.6° if you use the Fahrenheit system. The heat is so bad that people are literally cooking in their sleep. CNN wrote an article about people just dying from the heat too. It’s gross, too freaking hot. 
I’m so lucky to have air conditioners that work. There’s one in my roommates bedroom that is hotel grade, and their room is so cold at night, it’s actually bearable. The cats and I have been sleeping in there since Bee is on vacation. 

My wife bought me flowers

It’s Canada Day!

Now, I’m not doing much, my poor boyfriend has a cold. But I did still wear the colours! Since he’s under the weather, we were thinking just a dinner. I’m not sure if he has actual dinner plans, but if not, I’ll make dinner I think. I cook a good salmon! Although, he’s got the day off… Hmm… We’ll see.
Since the heat is an issue, and the like, 5 major fires around here are, well fire, the fireworks are cancelled again by the city. I cannot hate on that, BC catches fire really easy, and I’d rather be safe than have fireworks. A drink after work might be nice though…

Midna on a car ride!

My Roommate is off Living Their Best Life

Jasper I believe is where they went. The boyfriend took both her and my (roommates) dog. My house has been so quiet the past few days without the tip tap noises of Midna’s paws, and the staying up until two in the morning my roommate does. In a way it’s a blessing, I’ve been sleeping so much better, although that my be because of the air conditioner, and the cats and I have had fun. I’m so beat after a shift I just go crawl into their room, watch some YouTube until I pass out and wake up surrounded with cats! Feels like my life before having roommates, which is cool. But at the same time, I get home to no hugs unless I force kitty cat cuddles, and I have to make my own food. 

My boyfriend came over one night and we had a calm night, and it helped with that empty feeling in my place. When I was living alone I was out all the time, so I never had to worry about being alone for too long. Although, I do miss that life sometimes…

The heat and smoke make the sun look cool

Anyway

The world has reopened for most of Canada today, so I may be going out more when it cools off. I’d like to go to Vancouver eventually (when I have money) and maybe do some shopping. Plus the US border will have to reopen soon. Plus I have TV shows I need to write reviews on (one day), and
I
WILL
FINISH
DUNE!

Is there anything in particular you want to hear me talk about? Let me know via Twitter. Plus, if you have recommendations for what I should play on stream. OH! I almost forgot! I’ve been writing a while bunch of shorts and slightly longer shorts into like, an almost real sized book. I think after a couple more, I’m going to put it out in the world. I’ll let you know though.

Thanks for coming by today! Stay safe and have an awesome day!
— Deryn

The Vlog Didnt Work

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In case you missed yesterdays chat, I recorded a vlog to upload. Looking at the stats, it looks like at least 3 views were made on that video. There may be someone out there who has seen that video and I’m kind of excited about it. Now, was it because I had nothing written? Fucking maybe... Am I now rushing to have something to talk about? Stop asking me these questions me... But yeah, here I am today giving a summary on what I was talking about.

The Video

I started with just an introduction. Oh well I guess I could just redo that...
Hi there! I’m Deryn, I’m twenty-three and I live in the Okanagan, which is about three hours outside of Vancouver. I sat in front of my webcam for a half hour rambling all awkward. No one is going to see the constant barging in of my cats though, which is too bad. Shadow really needed my love and attention.

Dune is going well. About sixteen hours left according to Audible. After I finally finish that book, I’ll have so many new books to read! I’ve got like, maybe two book cases of stuff to read. Instead of finishing Dune and then buying new books, I just get new books and put off reading. Does that make sense? No, not a whole lot, but I do it anyway. Plus there’s all my writing. OH HEY MY WRITING! There are some shorts I have in the works.

Two shorts actually. Well, that and some poetry that will never see the light of day. I find my poetry really, smutty. That and who wants to read the smutty poetry from some love struck young adult? You know what, I’ll just stop talking.

Catch me on Saturday for a stream from probably noon until five for some games on my twitch, and you can even find my schedule there! Being able to share more stories there is just, so much fun. Plus, I occasionally brutally sacrifice Sims. It’s great! Technically, there’s a lot more I talked about, but it was mostly rambling and filler words.

After That

I don’t really have much else to add. Since the links worked, I’ll probably leave yesterdays broken post up. Plus, then you can laugh at my mistake with me. But that’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by and stay safe out there!
— Deryn