- 09:28 The wind has gotten verry strong and cold. Nothing is still, save the most grounded fixtures. #
- 09:46 Update: Mom says Aunt Batty has been stabilized while they run some tests. They may operate Monday. She'll leave when it's decided. #
- 09:47 In the mean time, I think I've decided that I need a distraction. $15 really isn't that much, and it'll be worth it to experiment. #
- 09:52 @Davlenagain I'm going to test the limits of my internet.. I've decided to buy a month's subscription to WoW. :) A nice healthy distraction. #
- 10:27 Serious lag is serious >..< #
- 10:44 Everyone's favorite time. Patch downloading time. #
- 11:01 There's no way for me to patch and play at the same time, so I'm stepping away from the computer. #
- 11:05 @wotcherscamp Way behind, Cuz :) renewed my account for a month. Hoping the connection wont curl up and die. #
- 11:13 Patch may take a couple hours, so I'm heading over to Mom's. #
- 11:41 @wotcherscamp What's up? #
- 12:09 @wotcherscamp Hey, I'd join :) #
- 13:29 Patch done! Logging on... #
- 13:39 When'd they make this game so freakin easy? #
- 13:52 Oh, Sentinels. It's so good to see you again :) #
- 14:01 I cannot believe I left Alassiel with 4 bubbles to her next level... Unacceptable! #
- 17:32 So shocked at how much fun it was to play WoW again. Even if it was redoing a bunch of beginner quests :) #
- 18:51 Rolling Silivren on Ghostland server. Dont miss the starting area so much, but at least she's a Pally :) #
- 19:09 Dang internet >..> #
- 19:12 There has to be something that'll boost the signal strength of that router <..< #
- 19:17 Wait, why's my toon dead!? >..> Highly uncalled for internet! Really! We'd been working so well together! I haven't called you names today. #
- 21:10 Oh good. Reiko got her birthday gift... My goodness, but I'm starving *..* #
- 21:40 @rebeccacurrence Aw, that's nice. But it's ok! I have green bean casserole and bar-b-que :3 I'm good. #
- 22:42 I just spent the last 20 minutes dancing... 10 of those were in the shower... Best work-out EVAR. #
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- 00:21 ... YAAAAOW!!!! DX #
- 00:24 I-i-itie! I have no idea how, but when I shut the door, the edge of the door caught under the nail of my big toe ;_; #
- 00:26 Half of my nail is purple, and blood is leaking from under the nail ;< I need an ice pack. Owie, owie It hurts to put weight on it. #
- 00:29 Dear God =_= how can something so small hurt so much... #
- 00:31 .... I'll stop spamming twitter now. It's not very fair, considering I don't get tweets between 12 & 9 am. #
- 10:59 @Davlenagain Do you mean on Twitter? Or are on a grander scale? :3 #
- 11:59 Holy God! The wind has turned the snow into snow dunes O..O my footprints totally disappeared. #
- 12:02 I think I know what the planet Hoth feels. And Dad and I are INSANE because we're driving around in this O..o #
- 13:33 oh, thank Gawd! My internet's back! :D It's still 'very low' on connection, but it's there! #
- 13:35 @Davlenagain Interestingly enough, it feels as though I never truly left.... :) #
- 13:40 @ShinnodaDude You bet your Canadian Bacon I did, Captain :) I've finally stopped crying tears of joy over finally returning. #
- 13:46 OK.... playing around in Skype... #
- 13:58 Oh, Emily's Gems, why must you have such awesome stuffs -..- bit.ly/toSXX #
- 14:00 I mean this (bit.ly/bP7sIS) Rose Quartz pendant is just gorgeous... #
- 14:00 True, I prefer the blue topaz, but it's too expensive (bit.ly/bCJq5F). #
- 14:12 Yay! The mail came in and something was addressed to Tracie "Moon" :3 Very cute, @Davlenagain #
- 14:14 @ShinnodaDude Nope :) Davlen sent me a mic. I need to test it out and see if it works! XD It's just like Christmas though! #
- 14:17 It looks like it's working :D Thanks so much, @Davlenagain XD #
- 14:20 @ShinnodaDude o..o why does that sound like a threat..... #
- 16:08 Just got onto Vent for the first time... that's one interesting animal :) #
- 16:08 Buuuut, I need to clean house -..- #
- 16:09 I wonder if I have the time to upload my next episode before the R&D show tonight o..o Only one way to find out I suppose :3 #
- 16:13 Uploading! Oh wow... It says it'll only take 4 hours. #
- 16:48 Oh! Dad's coming over to help me hang pictures :D #
- 17:51 My dad thinks WoW is witchcraft and all my 'art' is weird :\ Didn't stop him from helping me hang it :) #
- 18:43 Putting Harvey II on in my livingroom :) #
- 18:52 I don't mean to come down on Valentine's day, but isn't more special when your SO surprises you sincerely? #
- 20:09 I have new pics up on FaceBook. Look at them <..< #
- 22:14 Listening the the R&D show. That upload didn't work out at all so I'll have to postpone it =..=' At least I has my priorities. #
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- 10:34 @Kexman That can pretty much be assumed... I hate to say it, but it's only hot when a chick is wearing a guys underclothes -..-' #
- 10:39 @Kexman There was a point? o..o #
- 10:43 @Kexman Ahhh. Well, a fashion statement, it is not...but... it definitely says something... no... it screams something :3 #
- 10:46 @Kexman More of a "Friends shouldn't let friends" message... with an underscore of "What is seen cannot be un-seen O..O" :D #
- 10:58 I need more coffee =..= or ... something. #
- 11:05 The Stoat/Ermine is adorable, and no one can convince me otherwise. #
- 11:35 It's a sweatpants sort of day... Sweatpants over long johns with socks and heavy jacket sort of day. #
- 11:37 And 'Regards! And thanks for all the fish!' because who could survive cold weather like this? #
- 11:38 Hey! That rhymed! I'm a poet and didn't know it :D #
- 11:40 ...ok. I'm walking over to Mom's before the cold and isolation get to me... more so than usual, that is -..- #
- 12:31 Insulated under ware < this is why I'm hot. #
- 13:55 Wai! Mom got a caboodle for all my make up :D I think I'm either spoiled or pampered :3 I'm not worried. #
- 15:00 ... I need more coffee cups... #
- 15:04 ... And knives that actually cut... Oh, and sushi knives while I'm at it. #
- 16:43 At the church, cleaning out the new coffee pots. #
- 17:37 Holy Bovines! Mom let me borrow her roomba, and when I tried to turn it on, it said 'Please remove and clean brushes.' #
- 17:41 ... Dear God. I don't know if I've ever seen a roomba this dirty o..o #
- 18:07 @Kexman Robot vacuums :) They're small and round and they bump around the room while they vacuum. #
- 23:08 Le sigh... I need a shower... in more ways than one. #
- 23:36 Why am I so dizzy and short of breath? If I didn't know any better, I'd swear it was another panic attack... =..= #
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- 11:07 I think Dad's using his tractor to knock on my door =..=' #
- 11:56 I set the coffee on and started cleaning the house...just sitting down and I realized that I still haven't had breakfast o..o #
- 12:01 Ever have that problem where you just don't know what you want to eat? #
- 13:06 No Essence of RP today :( oh, how shall I fill my time? #
- 14:41 OMG! All that work! I'll never get this thing to Reiko in time! D; #
- 15:27 Awww! I just got the WarCraft Archive! A Christmas present from my Twin-san! Thanks, Twin-san :D #
- 15:53 SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! DX #
- 15:57 Dangit! Roxio, if you ever do that to me again... >..> #
- 16:08 It's 4!? When did that happen?! #
- 16:09 One more menu, and then I'll get ready... Font color, audio, background... Names! #
- 16:22 Ok. My hair is straightened. It wont take 2 seconds to finish getting ready =..= Crisis averted. #
- 16:46 twitpic.com/uk59s - Oh yeah. I finally got around to putting Jereth in his place :D My keys look so spiffy! #
- 17:43 Ok. The bus is finally loaded up, and we're on our way to see the lights in Branson. Thank God I brought Thalia :| #
- 20:20 Home, thank God -..- #
- 20:45 Now Reiko's gone crazy for an anime called Pretear o..o I hope it's as good as she claims. #
- 21:27 twitpic.com/ulfhu - Check out the dagger set that Reiko got me for Christmas :D #
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/AHEM. .... Right. So I gave Dad his present from me, and it was these velvet boxer shorts with a red hem, that had small bells attached to them... and a long green pointy hat :D Mom and I laughed about that every time he looked at it. I told him, "Now you can't sneak up on Mom!" ... we also told him that he probably shouldn't wear those on the rig :3. For Mom, she opened her Nat King Cole sings Christmas CD :) She was very pleased with it, because she does love Nat King Cole and her favorite time of the year is Christmas. Probably because her father was a tyrant who never let them celebrate. At least that's our excuse for indulging her :)
Now, as for yesterday, I was very pleased with how things went. Aside from the fact that I had to operate Zeiss (my camcorder) and my picture camera, everything was wonderful (it's a legitimate complaint! If you try to operate two mediums, one will ultimately suffer!).
We had tomato gravy and biscuits for breakfast, read the Christmas story like always and then I played "Santa"..... which is an odd term, since I've never believed in Santa <..< Curious... Anyway! Dad went first. I had gotten him some Rocky Mountain thermal clothes and some Rocky Mountain socks. They're made specifically for those who live/work/paly on snow covered mountains. He was thrilled with them, to say the least :) Mom got him a beautiful leather jacket too, and he was very pleased with that (I think it made up for the whole elf boxers the night before :D).
Mom was next. She opened two gifts from me. I got her a small travel bag that holds your make up and bathroom stuffs because I saw her admiring them for a while now. She always thinks it's too vain to get herself one for some odd reason, so I decided to do it for her. And then she opened the win chimes. She was very thrilled with those as she hadn't expected them :) Dad got mom that enormous jewelry box, and at first she was a little skeptical. It doesn't look like there's any room in there, but when you open those doors... you're amazed with it o..o' Dad complained a little, because when we opened the box, we quickly realized that we had to assemble the base of the monster -..- Assembly is the bane of our lives, I swear. But Mom also got a huge crock pot, and she'd been wanting one for ages :)
I had an enormous gift under the tree along with my presents from Reiko. It was a huge tote/suitcase for scrapbook craft stuffs. What was really funny, was when I opened it up to look inside, and there was a K-Mart bag inside with a bag that held 3 men's v-neck shirts! Mom had evidently bought that ages ago and put it there then forgot :3 But other than that, the things was empty and enormous with tons of pockets and pouches. I had fun taking everything I had assembled or collected as crafty stuffs out of the dilapidated cardboard box and putting them into my new ... thingy. I still am not sure what to call it. Craft Suitcase? Needless to say, it's about halfway full :) It weighs a ton too o..o' But I moved on to Reiko's gifts. She got me a very impressive set of dragon-grip daggers, Spirited Away (anything by Miyazaki is worshiped) and ... a pair of abalone crescent moon earrings. It's the thought that counts on the last one, and they are beautiful. I told Mom, since I don't have pierced ears, maybe I can take the charms off the earrings and fit them to a necklace or something. The daggers are freakin sweet too :D I mean, I pulled one out of the box and Mom's eyes got as big as saucers! It was pretty awesome. Over all, it was a really good Christmas.
Today hasn't been too great, for me at least. I'm still not feeling that great, but I've been pushing myself to at least try and be normal. First fir the job interview, then yesterday for Christmas and today we the church's Christmas choir production. Alicia's in Kentucky now, so the only one to help do the sound system is Mom, Brother Sam or Brother Gary.... and Brother Gary and Brother Sam are IN the production... and Mom's sick. So, I just decided to suck it up and go. The choir actually went off really well... the whole thing was nice. Unfortunately we all have to come back tonight, and I have my class to teach =..= It's not that I don't like my class or anything, it's just that I'm really not feeling well. But I'll make myself go tonight, and I'll try to take it easy tomorrow. I was going to go and hand out resumes again tomorrow... but I think I'll wait till Tuesday =..=
I guess that's all for now. I just figured it'd be a good time to update, since I never tweet on Sundays. Plus a lot of stuff had happened :) I guess I'll talk later, Sunshines.
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- 09:02 =..= what a horrible night. #
- 10:26 It's too cold/windy to do much... so I'm gonna wash clothes... and watch Sailor Moon Sailor Stars :D #
- 11:04 Dad was working outside on his tractor, so I made a fresh pot of coffee and invited him in :\ It's way too cold out to be working! #
- 11:39 Trying to wrap Mom's enormous, gargantuan present of hugeness O..O I dunno if we have enough wrapping paper... #
- 12:05 Oh noes! I was printing off my lesson for tonight and it stopped on the last page! I has no more black ink D:! #
- 12:05 ...I shall commander Mom's printer before we leave tonight >..> #
- 12:46 Getting ready to walk over to Mom's, and you'd think it was miles away with how much I'm bundling up >..< #
- 13:19 Dad and I are headed to town. Mom thinks we're swing by Wal-Mart, but that's just a cover to pick up more wrapping paper. #
- 14:28 Holy Bovines! The wind has gotten stronger! It's hard to even walk straight >..< #
- 17:19 Gya! Printer ink crisis! DX #
- 17:24 I started printing my lesson, and ran out of ink on the last page. I came to Mom's to print the final page, but she's out too! #
- 17:26 So, that page is blue -..- Oh, and 6m has Word Pad; so, the page isn't formatted right... Oh well. #
- 18:44 Well, two of the three classrooms are clean and the fellowship hall is clean too. #
- 20:39 Home and out of the cold. #
- 22:40 Downloading the last episode of Essence of RP :3 #
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OK, so... I already got the gifts for Dad. I got him some thermal socks and there's this stuff that's like thermal wear that people who professionally snow ski use to keep warm, and I got him some of that too. So he's all taken take of. His presents are all wrapped and everything. Mom's were more of a problem since I could only find one of them locally -..- For Mom I got The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, but all I really know is it's supposed to ship out on the 14th. I also go her a set of Woodstock Chimes of Venus that only shipped out today... it's estimated to get here on the 11th though, so that's good. For Thomas I got Japanese lacquer rice soup bowl (don't know when they'll get here but it's estimated between the 14th and 17th) and I've already received the Asian Red/Black Soup Spoons to complete the set :) The only real worry is that something doesn't show up in time =..=' But, I'm being optimistic...I can panic later if I have to :)
Anywayz! Being the total selfish brat that I am, I did order a couple of things for myself... though most wont get here till after the first of the year... although I'm going to believe they estimate in the worst case scenario so that you're delighted when it shows up early. I got myself The Complete Novels of Jane Austen (because it's about damn time), Divine Comedy (hey, it doesn't get more classic than this) and Warcraft: Death Knight ... because I really don't know very much about Death Knights, and I would very much like to. Perhaps I should've just e-mailed in to But Wait, there's Lore! and asked them.... ah well! So! The point is that I've taken care of everything... I think ... I only hope that I haven't forgotten something important.
Well, that's all for now! Later, Sunshines.
Mrs. LupinYour perfect HP man is Remus Lupin.
You like a nice, kind guy with a bit of a fierce streak and you don't mind if he comes damaged. Sure, he may take some convincing since his self-esteem's so low, but once you win him over, you know he's yours for life. Unless of course he has an attack of "I'm not good enough" and runs away, but luckily he's also good at making friends who will push him back into line if necessary.
I'm thinking of doing a bunch of posts... maybe back dating some, because I wanted to write them up and post them on the days they happened. Hmm... may be a good idea.
We've been awfully busy late... but no more so than when this time of year comes around. I think the cold weather had been making it a little harder on me to get things done though... I'm more tired than usual, and I just don't feel good at all. It's nothing definitive really. Sure, I wake up feeling my sore throat... and my vertigo has been especially weird lately, but there's nothing like a huge red flag saying "I'm sick!"... So, I'm hoping that means I'm not getting sick, that I'm just feeling weird due to the weather. Srsly, it's 20 degrees out right now, but the wind is blowing so strong, if feels like 0 degrees.
Last night was pretty bad at NII. The wind gusts got to 40 mph, so my house was sort of... shimmying o..o' I really didn't get to sleep until around 3, even if I did try to go to bed at 1. My vertigo went a little nuts, and even though I was lying still I kept feeling like my body was spinning around. And I would drift off, but every time the house would shimmy it would wake me up.
Dad was actually working outside on his tractor, and I asked if he wanted some coffee. It's a good excuse to get out of the cold :) He came in and he had two gloves, two jackets, a face mast and a hoodie on one of the jackets and he was still cold. Mostly because his hands and feet were cold... But he came in and had some coffee and warmed up a bit. But we also used that time to partially wrap one of Mom's presents. it's so big, that we used 3 rolls of wrapping paper, and it's still not fully covered.... geeze.
Hm. Mom and Dad just called, and they're bringing lunch from Wendy's. Tomorrow, I'm definitely cooking that salmon recipe that I found >..> No matter what. But looks like today's lunch is Wendy's :) All do another post or two later. Ja, Sunshines :)
You Are a Pig
Being a big is not an insult... in fact, it's a huge complement. Pigs are amazing animals, and you're pretty darn amazing yourself.
You are intelligent and sensitive. You enjoy being around other people, and you read situations well.
You have high standards, and it takes you a while to trust others. You prefer structure in your life, and you can't stand it when aren't able to follow your routine.
You are both mentally and physically strong. You can remain focused and determined, even under extreme pressure and duress.
- 10:32 At Wally world with Dad. #
- 12:39 Wrapping presents! Gotta hurry before Dad gets back to wrap Mom's. #
- 13:09 Ok. Got everything that can be wrapped done. Just a few more but I'll need Dad's help. #
- 13:12 Hm... wonder if I could catch something on WoW Radio... #
- 13:48 Amazingly enough, I'm in the IRC at WCRadio, listening to my favorite show The Essence of RP :) #
- 14:19 I got a shoutout on EoRP... O..O' how did that happen?! /all.excited.happy.embarrassed XD #
- 14:47 OMG, sweet! :D RT: @wotcherscamp On a chat show in the UK Vin Diesel admitted to loving WoW and being completely addicted #
- 14:57 At the Rents watching Ace of Cakes. #
- 15:38 Cooking with Mom :) #
- 15:58 OMG! Bubble wrap! Thank you, Reiko! ... oh. And there are wrapped boxes too :3 #
- 16:06 Texas toast sandwiches ftw! #
- 16:40 Decorating for Christmas :) #
- 18:08 New Christmas Tree = DRAMA!D: #
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Been trying to post for a whole hour...but my brain really hasn't been working right =..= My birthday started off with a bang...mostly from the thunder but the lack of sleep's contributed :) Probably shouldn't be so happy about that, but I'm no where near sentimental on birthdays. So yeah...Anyway.
So yesterday, Alicia calls saying that her battery has died and she needs to be jumped off. Dad and I head over there to help, but if it hadn't been for the nice grounds keeper and his jump box, she would've had to call her dad. She came to my place and copied all the music that I had that she likes to a jump drive. But before she even started that, Mom hands me a card with a $50 iTunes gift card :D I love those types of presents. Srsly, pplz. Cash is just like CPR - it's the gift that keeps on giving.
Anywho. Alicia left...probably around 6ish... and I went on iTunes and bought 4 albums. I got Vertical Horizon's Burning the Days, P!nk's Try This, the Children of Dune Soundtrack and the World of Warcraft Soundtrack.....and it took from then to 3 am to completely download everything =..='' Totally worth it, but boy....was I tired when that thunderstorm rolled in at 7:30 this morning and woke me up =..=
I was talking to Scamp in chat, and I was all excited because I have 3 of the 4 soundtracks for WoW now. She was good enough to remind me that the next expansion pack will probably have a sound track too <..< But, I have World of Warcraft Soundtrack, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Soundtrack and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Soundtrack... I thought that the only available soundtrack left was World of Warcraft: Taverns of Azeroth ...but it turns out there's a new one called World of Warcraft: Mosaic Soundtrack too....but, I certainly have enough to last me...for now :)
Dad and I just got through setting up my entertainment stand too. It's little more than three two shelves that hold my TV, VCR and PS2, but it looks a good deal better than the four wheel dolly I had the TV on...Still, it's a monumental task, trying to figure out how it all goes together when you have no instruction -..-I need to take a few pictures of it just to make sure if I ever have to do that again, I'll have a visual reference.
Oh well. Today is my birthday, but we're not going to go out and eat or anything until Friday....we just have other stuff planned so yeah...we'll be going to Nakato Friday. That'll be fun. Both Reiko and our Pastor and his Wife called to wish me a happy birthday already, and that's more than I expected.
I'm so tired, still. Oh well. I'ma go ahead and sign off now. Talk to ya later, Sunshines.
You Fall for the Guy or Girl Next Door Type
You think that people make love too complicated, and what you want in a partner happens to be pretty simple.
You're content with someone who's nice, attractive, honest, and normal. So how come that's so hard to find?
You are fairly traditional, and you value security in relationships more than most people. It's important for you to find someone loyal.
When you find the right person, you don't expect much from him or her. You're just happy to be together.
OK, so, my plan worked. I expected today would be no more than a grueling hell pit.... but it wasn't that bad. But when you gear yourself up to expect the absolute worst, you're always surprised by how things aren't so bad. So it worked.
That said, today wasn't that bad. It wasn't good, and I don't look forward to repeating it ever again, but it wasn't as bad as yesterday. But then... yesterday we were expecting a lot out of this place, and were unpleasantly surprised with how terrible it was. Today, all we did was hang about in mingle. There were a few interruptions to our own distractions (jumping rope, jaunts around the place, family photos and hoola-hooping, which reminded me of Scamp), but over all, it was just folks talking and having fun with each other.... them as could that is. My Uncle Buddy is known for being a stick in the mud, and he did not disappoint at this gathering either. But he had a bunk... so he confined himself there and left the rest of us to enjoy ourselves.
Scamp ended up not coming... and then having no reason not to come, which was a bummer. She had to stay home and watch her niece, Tiffany's daughter, who was still feeling ill, because Tiffany would be working. Well, after my Uncle Steve and Aunt Jane left and got here, Tiffany returned home from work saying that she was feeling sick... so she could have come if she would've known -..- But anyway. I had brought Scamp's Birthday+Christmas gift to give to her, and she had given my Birthday+Christmas present to Aunt Lane in case she couldn't make it. So, I gave her present to Uncle Steve. Anyway! Her gift to me is this cool owl with it's wings outstretched, and there are key hooks on the feathers for keys :D It's so cool. Immediately, I started thinking of alternate ways to use it.... like, instead of using it as a key rack, I could put it at the top of my office window and hanging sun-catchers from it instead :D That'd be cool. Still...maybe it'd be better if I just used it as what it was made for .... still :)
The Family photo session was a chaotic mess, but a fun chaotic mess. There were times when I wondered why we had thought we could accomplish such a gargantuan task... but, in the end I think we pulled it off as best we could :)
I hung about with various people, but I think I had the most fun with my cousins Angel and Pat. They're just fun chicks to be around. Not that I didn't enjoy any of my other Aunts/Uncles or Cousins, those are just the ones that stick out (just like always).
Now that I've had a shower, I do feel a bit better. I still can't wait to leave...but at least it hasn't all been terrible.
Oh well. I guess I have nothing else to really say. From here we go to Aunt Batty's (hallelujah), where there will be internet connection (Hallelujah!). I'm very much looking forward to seeing Houma again. I really can't wait. Sure, I won't be in my bed or taking a shower in my shower, but the facilities are much more accommodating than these.
I think I hear Mom and Bernadine getting out of the bathroom. I'm gonna go ahead and go blow-dry my hair. I really can't afford to leave it wet right now -..- Goodnight, Sunshines.
You Should Teach Fifth Grade
You are laid back. You have a great sense of humor and figure "kids will be kids."
You have a lot of energy and endurance. It is hard for kids to wear you down.
You're able to roll with a rowdy classroom if you need to, but you also know how to keep students in line.
You are flexible and spontaneous. You can throw the whole plan out the window, if you need to.
Soooo, our favorite local chinese place is Dragon King right? I mean, the food is good, it's very cheap, plus, they have mongolian grill AND sushi....you can't ask for much more in a town like this. Of course, most all of the food they make is good, but last time we went I snatched a take-out menu to see what all they offered.
Their sushi section is actually pretty nice. I mean, it's no Zen, but I called to ask which rolls were raw and which were cooked. The most pricey item on the sushi menu is $7.95... well, at least for cooked sushi :) Mom and I are planning to go Sunday, and she always gets the mongolian grill. She loves that stuff. So, I told her she can get mongolian, but I'm going to ask for sushi this time around. Who knows, they might actually have decent sushi in this very town. Who'm I to be a snob about it being at a Chinese restaurant? :D Aaaand, if I try out their sushi and get a good idea of what's what, then maybe when Bear and Scamp drive by for lunch, I can have sushi, fried rice and lo mein (I can cook lo mein and fried rice, but I'm not great with the sushi yet -..- soon...very soon).
Oh, and there's this awesome book on Amazon.com; it's called Sushi Making at Home. I'm thinking of getting two.... one for me and one for Scamp....and...I suppose, by extension, it'd also be for Brian as well O..o yay for the Sushi Enthusiast in the family :D I don't know when I'll get it, because...well, duh, money's tight now, but I will be getting it along with that Sushi Magic Kit .... guess that kinda gives away what presents are going to be for this year, but oh well. Anticipation is just as good as Surprise, I suppose :)
Hm... speaking of presents, Reiko still hasn't called me about getting hers and it should've come in yesterday... >..> /glares at UPS.
In other (non related) news, Mom and I are going to see X-men Origins: Wolverine tonight....I'm telling myself not to expect much, and yet somehow I'm still anxious. Oh well.
I'm being entirely too lazy. It's beautiful out and I haven't even poked my toes outside. I'm gonna go swing. Talk to ya later, Sunshines :)
You Were Born into the Water Element
You are an open, receptive person who values communication. You believe in staying flexible.
You are thoughtful and philosophical. You are still trying to figure out the meaning of your life.
You have to watch out for your own judgments. You often change your mind, and you should avoid clinging to dogma.
You are calm and passive. You don't rush to make things happen in your life. You accept things as they are.
/sigh. Gosh I suck. No postage for way too long. It’s almost been a week >..> and I cannot have two quiz spams side by side.
Uhhh, I had to order that charger from Amazon to get Makoto up and working. I mean, I tried just holding the charger in place and hoping it'd charge but, no dice. So, I finally have my charger :D It came in and Makoto is back to 100%. Thank you, Amazon.com :)
So! Let's see....I should probably make a list of things to discuss since it's been almost a week. Alicia and I met Tuesday night at Uncommon Grounds. I busted my bum to get what little I have of my original story typed up properly and put into a folder so she could take it and read it. So far, her only problem is that there's so little of it =..= I'm hoping that if we keep meeting regularly, that I'll find some motivation to write more :) Lord knows, my original needs all the help it can get.
Hey, Scamp? How much of my original did I actually send to you o..o? I'm wondering if I actually have more now or if I sent it all to you...
You know something else that's been bothering me? I have been swinging for about 3 weeks or so now, and it still hurts to do it most of the time. I thought you were supposed to exercise for a time, and then your body would adjust to that and it wouldn't hurt to exercise >..> I have never enjoyed exercise. It's really hard to make yourself do something when you don't enjoy it. I enjoy swinging, and that is the only reason I've managed to stick with that exercise routine. Mom and I do want to get, like, yoga mats and weights with DVDs, and get some sort of exercise routine going. I mean, I've switched entirely to drinking water now, and I feel great, but I've got to get moving more often....and as much as I hate it, that means cardio -..- God, but I do hate cardio.
You really don't know frustration until you have to move. Or when you have to unpack...that's frustrating too. Especially when you have no power or water in your house...and no money. That sucks. Every day, I've been taking boxes and stuff over to my trailer and just stacking some of those boxes. Mom and I went over there today and started unpacking the kitchen....we agreed that all the pots and pans and dishes were dirty and would need to be cleaned before use =..= We also went to Target yesterday, and I got everything I need for my spare bathroom. I've never had a spare bathroom, so it was like, "What can I do there?" I didn't want to over do anything, but I still wanted it to be nice. Oh, and Mom and I unpacked all my clothes and put it in my enormous closet :) That was fun. We did sorta agree that there's no point in unpacking books or DVDs (the main mass of my things really). I mean, till I get those book shelves, my books have no place to go, and till I get a DVD cabinet, my DVDs have no place to go so....yeah. Kinda don't want them spread out all over the place.
It's weird to move and unpack, because you feel almost like you're getting presents when you remember everything that starts coming out of boxes. And you get all nostalgic because you're like, "Oh! This box is full of my movies!" or "Wow! I'd forgotten I had that!" even. It's just strange...good, but strange. The down-side, of course, is when you pull something out of the box and it's broken ;_; quite a few things have taken damage actually.
I've been working on Mom's Mother's Day gift for a while now. Every time I get the chance to stay home alone, I take it. What I'm doing is, I'm scanning as many old photos as I can find onto my log in on her new computer. I'm hoping that I can get a jump drive and transfer them all over the day before Mother's Day, and that'll be her Mothers Day gift :D I'm sure she'll love it, because she has no idea I'm doing it and she absolutely loves surprises. And plus that's something she's really been wanting to do, you know? Safeguard all her memories and such. So, shhh, don't tell anyone. But I've been working like a mad woman to get as much done as possible. It's not easy when the photos are not dated, and most of them aren't >..> Still, it's good to have them safe :)
Oh, our Trailer dude who sold us the trailer and moved it for us and all, he said that during every move a trailer takes some damage. So, we're supposed to take note of the things that are messed up inside the trailer and he'll fix them for us. So far, this is what I have...
1. The screen door has some damage to it on the outside.
2. The siding around the door is coming off in one spot.
3. The front door will not stay closed unless the deadbolt is locked.
4. The outside light fell off...we still don't know why o..o.
5. The floor in the kitchen is messed up, bowing slightly.
6. The joint in the kitchen has come away from the wall.
7. The recessed lighting in the kitchen is not sitting right.
8. The laminent near the stove and on the floor near the dishwasher is crackling.
Considering the hills and thrills they endured coming here, that's really a small list of things :) Every time I go into my trailer, I'm happy. I like how it looks inside, and it's just bare bones, so I know I'm going to enjoy it a lot whenever I actually can move in and put my stuff everywhere.
I haven't heard anything from my Twin recently...which is weird, since I re-sent her the letter that I'd e-mailed to the wrong place -..-' Dad and I were talking, and he figured since she's close to Atlanta, we might just get a round-trip ticket for me and I fly out :) That'd be really awesome. Oddly enough, Reiko has been so lonely lately, when I told her I'd be near Atlanta, she wanted to know if she could come to the wedding o..o' She was like, "I'll bring a gift! That's all that matters, right? The guests need to bring gifts! Atlanta's only 4 hours from here! And I can see you!" ...yeah...
Oh, speaking of Reiko. Like I said, she's been really lonely lately. Oddly enough, she has very few friends in NC, and since the army wives she does know have very little in common with her, she's actually transformed into the 'quiet one' of the bunch. I know o..o weird. But, I've been thinking how much I'd love to go to an anime con (not this year, but maybe next depending), and Animazement is right there in Raleigh. If we want to get together again (and if we actually have money to attend), I could meet up with her and we could go there :) That'd be fun! And Mecha Con was such a blast.... cons really are the best way to get together :D I think. I mean, the Gathering with my Twin and then Mecha Con with Reiko. Both of them were a blast, and more so because of the company than because of the con. The Con's just a great excuse to get together and be crazy :)
Of course, I started looking up conventions close to me. The easiest for me would be the Arkansas Anime Festival...it looks pretty cheap for a con though (even if they're calling it a festival. It's $17 per day for adults who are pre-registered AND it's in Fayetteville... that's an hour and 40 minutes away (not to mention dirt cheap)! I mean, I know that there's also Kawa Kon (in Clayton, MO) and
Naka Kon (in Kansas City, Mo), but Fayetteville is just uber convenient.
....wouldn't it be awesome, if every couple of years my friends and I could just meet up at a con? I mean, we could take turns since we're all in different places, but each year one of us would have the con in our state/nearby, and we'd all just have a great excuse to go :3
...all that anime/friend talk being said...I really miss my Red vs. Blue =..= I wanted to buy The Blood Gluch Chronicles after I'd given my individual DVDs to Reiko...but then the Rents told me I was moving so...yah.. And now! they have the new season, Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction, out....and it's totally effin' awesome :D I mean, I've seen it all on the web site, but I really do have to have that <..< eventually...it will be mine..
Meh....I've talked/typed enough...goodness, but did I ever type enough. I really can't think of anything more to say and...I'm wanting to relax a bit. I'll post again later, Sunshines :)
You Are Dusk
You are a naturally idealistic and creative person. You look forward to nights where everything is possible.
You spend most of your energy on play. Work is okay, but the true you emerges after the work day is done.
You're an offbeat type that doesn't like rules or schedules. Life's too short to waste at a desk in a cube.
Whether you spend your night socializing or working on side projects, you like that your time is yours.
We just checked in to the Holiday Inn in Houma...zomg....we some classy chicas now! This place is so awesome! I can’t wait to take pictures and get home so I can post them O..O This beats the Hilton by miles...really. I told Mom, “Dadgum, but we da hill billies come to town!” :D! S’nice XD
.........Oh. I got a call from my Twin! Yeah...it was like...uh...an hour before...uh...I went to see Twilight (for the 3rd time =..=....Shattup!). Anyway! She called to wish me a Merry Christmas. Lots of peoplez has been doing that today >_> hmm. So, we talked for a few minutes while I was waiting for the “Now Seating” light to come on. I got a text from Chibi too wishing me Merry Christmas. I let her know what room we were in. Oh yeah, got a text from Bubba, too; it was a Merry Christmas, so I sent one back “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.” because, yeah I totally over dose on Home Alone. To my surprise, he texted back, “Get down on your knees and tell me you love me. OOPS. Getting ahead of myself there!” or something like that. After I stopped rolling around on the ground, I texted back “ ‘And a Happy New Year’ to you too >_>”. Twas funny.
While Mom and Aunt Batty went to see a movie, I killed time by seeing Twilight, for the third time as I mentioned before. Funny how no matter how many times you watch ‘em, they always end the same :). I was really early for the showing, and I got to talk to Holly, who worked at the Palace before I even got in there. She’s a manager now. It was good to see her again. I know she and Travis still work there, but I think pretty much everyone else I knew there has moved on. The General managers are famous for going there to get fired (as opposed to going there to die). She said they’ve improved their record, because recently they got a GM and he left by way of transfer as opposed to being fired. I suppose you have to start somewhere :D.
....Oh. And Mom bought Aunt Batty a gift, which from what I gather they’d agreed no gifts, so she gave me a scrapbook starter! I was so happy! I had told Mom that I wanted to do a family scrapbook for her, and I just finished one and I wouldn’t know where to start. But this scrapbook actually matches a quilt Aunt Batty had made for Mom, so it kinda goes with her room. So we’ll just take it from there! I’m excited about that now.
I wish we could stay in this room the entire time we’ll be here =..= Oh well. There are things we still have to do. My cell phone needs some serious charging - I turned it off in the movie and when I got out and turned it on to call Mom, the battery was red and empty o..o. I’m tired, but I’m also happy to be here and really enjoying the place (let’s hope that continues). Later, Sunshines!
You Spread Some Holiday Cheer
You do your best to give time, money, and joy during the holidays.
You don't always spread cheer to everyone, but you do the best.
Unlike most people, you actually spend time reflecting on the meaning of the holidays.
And you worry more about doing the right thing than getting the right presents.
Merry Christmas!! ...ok, so it’s not Christmas for everyone else, but it was for our family. I just finished uploading the pictures from the Ice Storm and our Christmas on MySpace and FaceBook. I figured I’d go ahead and post here with all the crazy quizzes I’ve collected for the season.
We had a time with Mom’s present, but that happened last night. For Christmas Mom got a whole new bedroom set. Since Mom was down with a migraine, we had to unpack her bed, her two night stands and her huge chester drawers...it took ages. Dad had spent the whole day with Pastor Sam, helping him to fix up his new house, so he didn’t get the furniture till...I dunno, maybe 5 or 6. So we started to assemble the bed and manoeuvre the other stuffs. It took us till around 10:30 to get it all done, because it wasn’t really...I dunno....there were difficulties -..-
So, Mom got her Christmas gift last night, and she loved it. She said it’s so pretty and so comfortable. So, we were a little tired this morning when we woke up. But we got up and ate some Tomato gravy and biscuits with some bacon. Was so good. It’s well past breakfast time, and I might just have seconds >..> Anyway, Aunt Carolyn got here, and Mom’s satellite TV has a channel that has holiday music, so we set it on that. Mom read the birth of Christ from the Bible, and then we commenced opening presents.
...I think Dad had the most...He got and update CD with a anchor for his GPS from Mom. He got 4 fancy shirts from Mom from Sadie’s in Houma (going out of business sales, yay!). He got some fleece PJ pants from me, and he got some micro plush sheets from me. They’re awesome, because they come with a fitted sheet, pillow cases and a top sheet. He’ll be warm now :D Aunt Carolyn had presents too! She got the Bible on cassette tape and a small radio to play them on from my parents. Of course, I had presents too. Mom and Dad got me a breakfast tray that has photos in it. Aunt Carolyn got me some bath stuffs and some lotion. Is nice. Of course, I’ve had my biggest Christmas present for quite some time, and I enjoy Makoto-san very much XD
And that was our Christmas so far. Mom’s cooking our dinner right now (ham, green been casserole and mashed potatoes /drools.), and when things settle down a bit, we’ll watch the Home Alone movies! But for now, we’re just straightening up the house, enjoying our gifts and talking.
I guess I’ll write later, Sunshines.
You Are Whimsical and Imaginative
You approach the holidays with creativity and imagination.
For you, it's yet another opportunity to express your glorious view of the world.
Whether you're decorating your house or baking cookies, you like everything to have your personal touch.
You do your best to make the holidays a unique and special time for everyone around you.
Of all the types, you are the most likely to give delightfully surprising and interesting gifts.
You're also the most likely to wrap your gifts in an quirky, beautiful way.
Your Christmas is Modern
Your wish for the New Year is more happiness.
For you, Christmas is a spiritual holiday. You can't separate it from your beliefs.
You are patient when it comes to Christmas. You don't celebrate too early, and you don't like seeing holiday decorations in October.
You like Christmas traditions, but you're not uptight about them. You do things your way.
You have some preferred ways of celebrating Christmas, but you're open to compromise.
You enjoy Christmas more than anyone you know. Some might call it an obsession!
You give a big during the holidays but nowhere near as much as you'd like to.
You Can Say "Merry Christmas" in 14 Languages
You can say "Merry Christmas" in:
You Are Pecan Pie Soda
Sweet, but totally nuts
You Are a Minimal Christmas Tree
You're not a total Scrooge, but you feel no need to go overboard at Christmas.
Less is more, and your Christmas reflects refined quality.
You Are an Angel
A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.
Your Christmas is Most Like: The Muppet Christmas Carol
You tend to reflect on Christmas past, present, and future...
And you also do a little singing.
For the twelve days of Christmas, your true love will send you:
Twelve punk rockers drumming
Eleven carolers a-caroling
Ten elves a-leaping
Nine ladies yodeling
Eight llamas a-milking
Seven rumballs a-drunkening
Six drunks a-drinking
Five golden coins
Four calling secret admirers
Three French berets
Two starving Olsen twins
And a chimp in a peach tree
You Are Dancer
Carefree and fun, you always find reasons to do a happy dance.
Why You're Naughty: That dark stint you had as Santa's private dancer.
Why You're Nice: You're friendly. Very friendly.
You Are a Christmas Sweater!
Over the top, colorful, and totally flashy.
You're not afraid to be a little tacky.
Your Christmas Song Is "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.
You're not looking to the family holiday thing...
Unless someone gets run over by a reindeer!
Having Too Much To Do Is What Stresses You Out About the Holidays
You love the holidays. You love them so much that you end up taking on too many responsibilities.
Your heart is in the right place, but you don't have the time to get it all done.
Consider doing a little less. Don't bake that last batch of cookies or go for that Christmas Eve shopping run.
You'll still be giving the people you love what they want most... time with you!
Your New Year's Resolutions
1) Get a pet Tasmanian devil
2) Eat more Cheetos
3) Travel to Australia
4) Study urban anthropology
5) Get in shape with dodgeball
You Should Have a Blue Christmas Tree
For you, the holidays represent a time of calm, understanding, and peace.
You avoid family fights, and you don't get too stressed out - even when things are crazy!
You like to make Christmas about making everyone's life a little bit better.
You don't get caught up in greed or commercialism. You're too sincere for that.
Your blue tree would look great with: Lots of silver tinsel
You should spend Christmas Eve watching: It's a Wonderful Life
What you should bake for Santa: Chocolate chip cookies
You Are Champagne
Your holiday personality is celebratory.
In other words, you love to drink!
For you, the holidays are a time to let loose and enjoy yourself.
You figure they only happen once a year, so why restrain yourself?
Your Elf Name Is: Booty Sugar Butt
Son of a nutcracker!
...so I was totally fooled. I mean, I expected the “We’ll buy you lunch wherever you want!” thing, so when they brought it up, it was a no brainer thing. But then, Mrs. Ellen shows up...and half the office leaves with just me, the nurses and Mrs. Ellen. And, I’m kinda thinking, “Why is everyone always so phobic about eating with Mrs. Ellen around?”. But then, Donna and Gigi come in carrying boxes and boxes of food from Piccadilly! They decided to throw a party and have Thanksgiving early! Which, is great, because I had brought their gifts which I’d intended for Christmas. Then, they tell me they have gifts for me too! I was so surprised!
So, we eat some ham and green beans and stuffing and deviled eggs, and pecan pie, and Watergate salad and...well, you get the idea. And then I open the girls’ gift for me, and it’s a little silver bracelet that has a heart locket with written prayers inside the locket! I was so touched! And then! Mrs. Ellen gives me a present from her and ‘Rick’ her hubby (my other boss). I unwrap it and look at the box...I blink, I look at different parts of the box, and I ask aghast, “This isn’t what’s on the outside of the box is it?” and she’s like “Yes! It is!” and I kinda gaped because it was a Trutech 7" Digital photo frame :-O!!! ZOMG, anyone? Z!O!M!G! I was so shocked because...well, those things aren’t cheap! I had been thinking of getting one, but...I dunno. There was always something cheaper I could get, you know? So I never got one for myself! It’s just so sweet!
So...I had an errand to run, right? Well, after taking a million pictures and giving them their gifts (which they cracked up about! G got the Maxine Desk calendar, and Donna got a “wet floor” sign that says “Caution: Hot Flash Zone”. But the other girls all got ‘desk cones’ that say things! Lori got “It is our company’s policy to blame the computer”. Dena got “Service will depend upon my mood and your attitude.” Lenda got “Save time. See it my way.” Nicole got, “Give me my coffee and nobody gets hurt.” And Mrs. Sandra got “Step Away from my Desk.”. They’re all so funny!), it was decided that I’d take the food home with me. So, I did, and when I got back…I got a call from Donna...she was downstairs and she said she needed something. So I go down there, and the girls downstairs have a card and a cookie cake for me O..O’ I was shocked there too. It was nice and I thanked them, and had a piece and talked and all, and then I rushed upstairs and...was so out of breath!
SO much had happened! I had to settle myself down to write it out and then settle down even more to get back to work! Needless to say I’ve been writing in between …uh…headaches? Meh...I’m tired, but I’m also cranked at the same time O..o how does that happen? I’m just so giddy about all the well wishes, and I knew that they would miss me and all, but...this was so much more than I expected...I’m so glad I got the chance to work with everyone here. I feel so blessed.
...I still can’t wait for 5 though, just so I can have a chance to show off my gifts! :-D
You Are Very Approachable
You can talk to anyone, and it shows. People are eager to start conversations with you.
You are open and friendly. You are willing to connect with almost anyone.
While it's great to be approachable, there is such a thing as too approachable.
Eventually someone will try to take advantage of you. Don't be afraid to say no or end an awkward conversation.
Welcome to the longest week of my life. Man, it’s just been insane. Work’s intense because I’m always tied to my screen for hours and taking random breaks only when it feels like my head will explode. Thank goodness it actually paid off, because I’m caught up quite a bit now. I’ve also been writing guides to tasks that only I do...that’s always fun.
I went out and got Scamp Saturday. The drive was fun, but my house was being whittled down little by little in the 4 hours it took. My parents had moved everything from upstairs into the shed and many of the things I just didn’t need as well. My mattress was on the floor downstairs. During the down-time we had when my parents were busy with...something else…Scamp and I exchanged birthday gifts! She loved her gifts and I was sooo happy! I got her the Hoard key chain and made it into a necklace, and I got her a Figure Print of Fallena! It was so awesome! And she loved it and stared at it in awe for a long long time. Scamp was...uh, a little disappointed when one of my gifts didn’t really work out. She and Bear had gotten me a beautiful necklace of an owl flying with a moonstone in it’s claws, but she’d also gotten me this tank that has fake jellyfish in it...but, the pump for the tank didn’t work so the jellyfish just sank to the bottom of the tank -..- so yeah, she was disappointed. I loved the necklace though! I told her, “I shall call him ‘Jareth’ and he shall be mine :-D!”. That night was miserable, because my dad’s snoring is unholy...and since we were all sleeping in the same room, that really came into play that night.
Sunday, after church, we all went to Subway. Tried that new Chicken Pizziola or whatever it’s called...it wasn’t bad. Just…not something I’d go out of my way for. When we got home, Mom and Dad had packed up to leave for New Orleans, but the battery on Dad’s truck died. So he had to go to town and get a new one. But once that was done, Scamp and I were pretty much on our own. The geek fest began and much talking and giddy babbling commenced.
Monday was a little harsh...work was just so intense after the more busy than usual weekend. Also, at this point, everyone’s panicked because they realize it’s my last week. Monday and Tuesday went by pretty much the same. I was so very very tired, and went home to talk more with Scamp and vaguely pay attention to Bones. We packed as much as we could, but even when we were doing that, we were talking so much it was like we weren’t working. My parents actually got back from N.O. that afternoon, but they were staying with my Aunt Carolyn for the night. And, yesterday, I canceled my DSL for the 20th, and then later that day, Scamp tells me that they unhooked the computer and packed the wires in a box =..= so yeah...work’s the only way to post aside from Voice Post...which may happen tomorrow ^..^ Scamp managed to crank out some seriously awesome WoW fan fiction too. I dunno if it's cause we just talk about our character so much or because here she can relax a bit more or what, but it was awesome! And just in time too, because my parents showed up to pack everything just after she finished =..=
Oh! And I found something I desperately wanted. I’ve been wanting a mac for so long, but I can’t afford it. Aaaand, I’d been wanting to get a lap top too, because…well, sometimes I shut my computer off and late at night I get ideas to write...and I’d just like to have a laptop. Especially since my Dad was saying there are two colleges in the town and I might go back to college again o..o But anyway! I looked on Amazon.com to see if there were any good laptops that weren’t too highly priced. Well, I found a pretty awesome MacPro...and it’s about $700 (yes, it’s considered used, but it’s ‘Like New’ so I’m sorta ok with that!), which for a Mac is really awesome! So, I was thinking of saving up my next two checks as much as possible (which is what I’d be doing anyway) and spending my money on that...Merry Christmas to Me, you know? It’d be nice...
Oh, and last night, after class, everyone had a little party for me with this awesome cake and everything! It was funny because they gave me the cutting knife, and I sorta twirled the handle a bit so that the point was facing downward and just stabbed in the center of the cake, and everyone who was watching went, “Whoa!” After we ate and went over to join the others that were sitting about, C.J. asked me “So, did you get any more s words?” and I was like, “S words? Like…Salamander? Or...Sincere?” and he was like, “No! Swords!” and I was like. “oh....” only a minute later did I get S Words put together equals Swords...kinda like Flo Rida, put together is Florida. Yeah -..- I was tired. But yeah. I told him that I’d found the Halo Sword on Amazon...and that I had a whole Wish List dedicated to various swords and weapons...he was thrilled, but I’m not quite sure why O..o Funny how it amazes me to meet someone just as geeky as I am...in a place where I thought I knew how everyone already was before.
So...today Reiko comes over. The girls said that they’re treating me to Zen’s (well, they said it was my choice so booya :-D.). There are still things to worry about...but I kinda don’t want to anymore. I’m so tired and I can’t. So I’m just going to give the girls at work their Christmas/Going Away presents and have fun and enjoy my last few days here. I even brought my camera today to mark the occasion. I don’t have enough pictures of the girls as far as I’m concerned. So that’s all I’m worried about today. I do still need a change of address form, and to talk to my Edward Jones guy, but I’m thinking that’s something I might be able to squeeze in today and tomorrow. I’ll just have to check. But I refuse to worry about it.
I guess I’m off again. I was taking a little brain break because in the little time I’ve had sitting down I manage to get 7 pages of stats done =..= I can’t wait till 5. So, I’m off again, Sunshines.
OK, so after e-mailing Mrs. Ellen, we renegotiated my departure, and I’m not leaving on the 20th of November instead of the 14th. Also, after November 30th, I won’t have insurance any more =..= and there’s no way I’m gonna be able to afford it on my own. I’ll just have to find a new job as soon as I can.
…..the clear soup at Zen’s is just so freakin’ awesome. There isn’t much to it. Just beef/onion broth with green onion and mushrooms, but it’s just so warm and soothing. It’s just so nice. I could eat it any time. That’s all I have to say about that.
Oh! So, remember how I got that printer? Yeah...yeah, I got it in, and I tried to fool with it for two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Well, I’d turn it on, and it would say “Paper Jam, clear paper and press Enter” well, I’d pretty much done just about everything shy of taking the dang thing apart piece by piece and putting it all back together. In fact, I hadn’t even put paper IN the paper try...so I took it back to Target and got my money back =..= I’m gonna order another one eventually...but. I’m gonna wait till more towards Christmas. I know it was supposed to be a Birthday present, so my Dad’s sort of upset that it didn’t work for me. I told him not to worry. I’d just wait till they got their next credit card statement, you know, make sure they didn’t owe a lot of money, and then order it. But this time, I’m ordering the 5300 version.. At least that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about packing up -..-
Now that I’ve finally got the basics of my scrapbooking down, I know that I need to focus on some of the more embellishing aspects of the craft. I mean, I’ve got all the pictures printed out and most of my supplies (I’ll need to get tons more cardstock, adhesive and a spare book tomorrow), so now I need to get some embellishments and page headers. The first page, I’ve decided to have one picture on it in the center of the page, which will tell the content of the scrapbook. But there are so many costumes for the cosplay sections that I want to have page headers, ya know? So, I either need to get some sort of decorative cardstock header type, or just get some peel-and-stick letters that I can use to form words at the top of the pages that begin certain sections. I’ll have to just look about and see what they have to offer. The theme colors are red and black (for the book and pages – all the cardstock that I’ve got the pictures on is different colors =..=), so if it’s just words and designs, I’ll have to be red...If I get a border to put words on, then it’ll just be black. It depends on what I want XD
Work has become a lot better. Now that everyone’s adjusted to the news, we’ve all gotten back to joking around with each other. I just hear a lot more of, “You see what you’ll be missing!” and “How are we gonna go on without you?” lately. But things have gone back to “normal”. I just have to start thinking about my soon-to-be lack of insurance and how to train someone for this job whenever they finally decide on someone. But things have gone back to being fun again – which is what I really wanted for my last few weeks. I saw these little “Desk Cones” at Books-A-Million. They’re like, construction work cones or men-at-work cones, but they’re tiny for a desk and they say things like “I haven’t had my coffee yet, don’t make me kill you.” And I want to get G a 2009 Maxine Desk calendar, because we both have enjoyed Maxine so much. I figure it’ll be great parting gifts :D
Meh...Gotta get back to work now =..= Later, Sunshines!
What Your Love of M&M's Says About You
You are energetic and full of inspiration.
You never slow down, and you're constantly leaving people and ideas behind.
You are a true visionary. You are constantly thinking about the future.
You love living, and you stay flexible. You're open to going wherever life takes you.