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I don’t like to brag, but in order to fill you in on everything it’s kinda gonna have to sound like bragging here.

Within the first two years of business, I had put two of the biggest tattoo supply shops in the state out of business.

More recently, we’ve put another three smaller shops out of business and two more that had just opened and were struggling for a few months gave up and closed.

Our current two biggest competitors are struggling at the moment, and one of them has stopped keeping a good backup stock, which is pissing customers off, and they’re coming to me. The other one doesn’t carry nearly as much stuff as I do, and I just started carrying everything they do and also lowered all my prices to undercut them by $0.05 on every single product they sell.



I just learned my biggest online competitor sold the business to someplace called Bunker Hill, and it’s running my competitor into the ground. Bunker Hill is also currently buying out TatSoul, which is the company that makes and sends us our most popular items (and I’m the only one in the state that carries their full line of products). TatSoul is HUGE, and I’m assuming this new company is part of the reason why the TatSoul products have been inferior the last few months.

What does all this mean?

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My mom just sent me this pic via text. My dad forgot to put the van’s hatch down and drove out of the garage with it up. This is the front of our house, and we live in an HOA, which means I gotta fix it quick or I’ll get fined.



I’m letting him use the van to go to Las Vegas (there’s a big race there this weekend and his friends are going too) because he fucked up his truck. His friend, who works at a dealership, told him ONE YEAR AGO that the transmission needed to be flushed, but my dad didn’t feel like spending $250 to do it, so he didn’t and he didn’t tell my mom and I about it either.

The transmission is now fucked up and will need to be placed for $1700.

My dad started whining about how he couldn’t go to Las Vegas with the truck, and even though I don’t think shitty behavior should be rewarded, my mom and I are sick of his stupid face and can’t wait to get him the fuck out of the house, so I told him to take the van.

I’ll have to drive the truck in 2nd gear (3rd gear is blown), but I don’t care if it means my dad will be gone for 4 days.

A Relief

Sep. 30th, 2015 06:50 pm
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My grandfather was an awful man who treated people like shit his entire life. He died last night, and I’m relieved.

More personal shit below the cut.

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~Maya

A Relief

Sep. 30th, 2015 11:45 am
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My grandfather was an awful man who treated people like shit his entire life. He died last night, and I’m relieved.

More personal shit below the cut.

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~Maya
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All the guys in my shop are scared of bugs, spiders, and small reptiles. I own a tattoo shop. Do you have any idea how hilarious it is to hear one of those big, tattooed, pierced, gun-toting, growly guys scream like a girl and yell for me (a chick) to come kill the big, bad, quarter-sized spider while they stand outside their room, shifting from foot to foot as if it’ll attack if they stand still for more than two seconds?!
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I haven't updated my LJ in too long. I've posted fic at AO3 and [livejournal.com profile] spnkink_meme, but not here.

I've been really busy. I also managed to give myself a skin infection because I let myself get too stressed over how busy I've been. No reason for the skin infection (according to the doc) other than I just wore myself out and my immune system said, "Uh-uh, I'm done."

I've been so stressed, I managed to stress my dog out. After a week of trying to treat her diarrhea at home, I took her to the vet, who said, "Has there been some stress at home? Because we can't see anything actually wrong with her besides the tummy problems."

I'd like time to write and do some of the things I enjoy doing for myself. I've done so much for other people for so long that I kinda just kept pushing all my stuff to the side for later. I need to stop doing that.

Finishing Alpha House is high on that list of things I'd like to do, but it's difficult to work on it when I can only grab 10 minutes here and there. Short fic is much easier when everything around you is hectic.

Part of the reason I want to finish Alpha House is because I feel like I need to before I can move on to other big fic.

I've got a fic I started way back in 2007 but never posted. I've also got an idea for a Supernatural crossover that I don't think has been done before. At least I can't seem to find it if it's been done. I'm excited about it, but nervous at the same time because so far I've only filled requests, not posted my own ideas and kinks.

Haven't done much reading lately either. I miss it.

I have,however, managed to catch a few episodes of The Blacklist while I was eating dinner over the past week. I'm REALLY liking it! I've been a huge fan of James Spader since I saw Stargate in the theater (jeez, that was 20 years ago!), and he has continued to impress me in The Blacklist!

~Maya

















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I haven't updated my LJ in too long. I've posted fic at AO3 and SPNKink_Meme, but not here.

I've been really busy. I also managed to give myself a skin infection because I let myself get too stressed over how busy I've been. No reason for the skin infection (according to the doc) other than I just wore myself out and my immune system said, "Uh-uh, I'm done."

I've been so stressed, I managed to stress my dog out. After a week of trying to treat her diarrhea at home, I took her to the vet, who said, "Has there been some stress at home? Because we can't see anything actually wrong with her besides the tummy problems."

I'd like time to write and do some of the things I enjoy doing for myself. I've done so much for other people for so long that I kinda just kept pushing all my stuff to the side for later. I need to stop doing that.

Finishing Alpha House is high on that list of things I'd like to do, but it's difficult to work on it when I can only grab 10 minutes here and there. Short fic is much easier when everything around you is hectic.

Part of the reason I want to finish Alpha House is because I feel like I need to before I can move on to other big fic.

I've got a fic I started way back in 2007 but never posted. I've also got an idea for a Supernatural crossover that I don't think has been done before. At least I can't seem to find it if it's been done. I'm excited about it, but nervous at the same time because so far I've only filled requests, not posted my own ideas and kinks.

Haven't done much reading lately either. I miss it.

I have,however, managed to catch a few episodes of The Blacklist while I was eating dinner over the past week. I'm REALLY liking it! I've been a huge fan of James Spader since I saw Stargate in the theater (jeez, that was 20 years ago!), and he has continued to impress me in The Blacklist!

~Maya

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