So… I got a call from Reiko not too long ago. She was driving/moving back down to Louisiana. Her hubby Jim is deploying soon, so they wanted to get her and baby Owen fully moved down there. The rent is much cheaper, and she wont be alone in a city she doesn’t like surrounded largely by people she don’t know.
And then she tells me, “Are you taking the Summer off? Because if you are, I will pay for your plane ticket down here. In fact, when’s Louisiana-Con??”
I had never even heard of Louisiana Con, so I googled it. I didn’t find anything, but … I did find Mecha Con. It's in August, and it moved to New Orleans. And that sounds most promising.
Reiko’s and my last hoo-ra was Mecha Con in 2008 (Mecha Con IV). It. Was. A Blast! We ended up making friends (
who no longer speak to us) and got some swag, and I took tons of video ( which I still haven’t edited fully), and I took so many pics that I made a huge pair of matching scrapbooks for both of us. It was just one of those experiences that was so fun and enjoyable for both of us that we both look back on it fondly. And, needless to say, the prospect of going back with Reiko is exciting :)
So, this year, Mecha Con’s gonna be in New Orleans instead of Lafayette. It’ll be from August 26 −28th. My Dad’s told me that he has had a ton of Delta Sky miles all built up from flying offshore so much over the years, so he’s offered to let me use his sky miles for the flights, which would be awesome. Then all we have to worry about is our passes and the hotel rooms. I’m actually hoping to save up some money before then… Lord knows it won’t be much, but it’s better to be conscious of it than forgetful.
It’d be nice if I could visit with more of the girls more often, but none of us have ideal circumstances for visits. Jen’s in Georgia and a student like me. Chibi’s busy with her dream job in NV. And Scamp, though closer, is still tormented by her own SAD. So, I console myself knowing it just isn’t the right time with the others, and enjoy the prospect of spending time with Reiko :)
So, it looks like I'll be flying down some time at the end of August to New Orleans :) I'm really looking forward to it, and already making plans now. I really hope all the plans go through.
- 14:26 I'M BACK!! Unlimited texting, Babies :D #
- 14:36 So, Thomas came over Thursday for Thanksgiving, and since he's a computer wiz, he decided to over haul Mom's PC... #
- 15:14 Whatever he did, it totally kicked us off the internet. The computers look great and all, but even our ISP doesn't know wth. #
- 15:47 Oh, and we just dropped off Mako at a local computer repair place. Should be ready Tuesday or Wednesday. #
- 15:48 Hm. What else, what else... #
- 15:51 Oh, we're going to St. Joe for a family reunion (Dad's side of the family this time). We'll be gone for about 4 days. #
- 17:57 Talked with Thomas a bit, but he had to go. Still nowhere with the internet dispite my meddling. #
- 21:08 @wotcherscamp lawlz! Was that for me? :3 #
- 21:13 @wotcherscamp thank goodness. I was about to get antsy, wondering what you sent me... 'specially since I can't check -..-' #
- 21:15 @wotcherscamp Curse you, woman. #
- 23:35 Had a great chat with @wotcherscamp. Now, I'm sleepy outta my mind. Seymour and Sonya will watch over me tonight :3 #
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Alas, I have had a buggy little problem in my house. For the past few weeks, there have been a number of fruit flies and just common house flies in my house. Now... I'm generally a laid-back sort of person. A fly or two doesn't really bother me. As long as they leave me alone, I'm fine. Unfortunately, this became more than a fly or two very quickly AND they constantly buzzed about me. It seemed like over-night, I had 3 dozen flies in my house. And that's just the house flies, not the fruit flies. I cannot begin to count their number. I mentioned it to Dad, and I got some pesticide spray.
Dad said that around the back of their house they had the same problem. Well, the garbage had begun to pile up, and when Dad went to burn what he could, he found a bunch of maggots in the garbage can.... XP OMG, so nasty. So, evidently, the flies were just gathering around their back yard where the garbage cans were, and since my house is (technically) in their backyard, they just decided to come on over. Spraying the pesticide on the walls and outside my house has not helped. So, this past weekend (while I was feeling crapy with my leg hurting and all anyway) I decided to keep the spray handy......I ended up pretty much declaring war on the flies. I put the pesticide squirt nozzle on the direct spray, so that it shoots out a single line of liquid as opposed to a poof cloud spray. Every time I saw one, I ended up cornering it and just sprayed till I'd knocked the sucker into a puddle of pesticide. I'm very happy to report that my house is virtually fly free. There's an odd one here or there in rooms I don't go in that often, but over-all N2 has no flies in it right now :)
The only down-side is that I can only spray pesticide for so long without hacking my lungs out. Too much of it in one room makes my throat and nose itch like crazy >..< So, I try to limit the amount I spray... When the house was over-run with them, I was terribly miserable. Now, it's not so bad since I only see one odd fly now and then. But now, I'm not so relaxed about it. Used to, if I saw a fly, I'd just let it be. But after this entire ordeal, one fly means I'm off to fetch the pesticide -..- The annoying little buggers aren't even smart enough to leave me alone, and an annoying pest is about as bad as one that bites or stings.
Oh, and Mom and Dad are away now. Dad got called out early Monday... well, to be precise, he called his company asking when they wanted him, and they said "a day earlier than usual". He'll be towing the rig this hitch, so he may be out for anywhere between 14 to 37 days @..@ And since he had to leave Monday at noon, and he didn't get any sleep before hand, and since Mom's older sister (Aunt Audrey) has been having serious heart trouble in the way of multiple heart attacks, Mom decided to accompany him and drive back up after Aunt Audrey's surgery. So, I'm left to hold down the fort while they're gone. All I really have to do is burn my own trash, collect their mail, watch out for Aunt Carolyn's mail and cut the grass at some point.... fun.
Oh, yesterday was my day with Alicia. She pretty much comes over every Tuesday now. We were checking to see places we could visit in Branson... of course it was a great excuse just to go to Branson and map the place out for me. Alicia wanted to go to Staples too, and I've actually never been to a Staples. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.
I had an appointment with the chiropractor yesterday at 3, so Alicia came over early, but accompanied me to the chiropractor (with a small assortment of the first volumes of my manga collection). I told the doctor about how I injured my knee Friday, and she checked it and said my ankle and knee were out of alignment because of it. So she adjusted it too and told me to ice it as well as my lower back (20 minutes on the ice pack and 2 hours off). After that, we went straight to Branson.
On the way there, Alicia got really hungry....and I started getting hungry too. We had planned on stopping at Applebee's to get a to-go menu (turns out they didn't even have any at the time -..-), so we just decided to have lunch there. They still had that 2 meals for $20 deal, so we went ahead and did that. Then we went to Staples, and I found some of those Soney Earbuds that Takara had showed me at the Lock-In. They fit really easily into the ear, and unlike the original earbuds I had, they don't hurt. Oh, and they were only $9.99, soooo I got them :) We also went to K-Mart, but that was because Alicia said that her mom needed some loafers and ... she wanted to buy them for her... I dunno. Whatever.
Uhhh, then we went to the theater to check and see if they had the times that Transformers 2 would be playing for this Saturday... they only replied that the Imax had it... which really didn't help us much. I told Alicia that I knew the Imax's web site said they wouldn't be playing Transformers 2 after the 9th, so I'd call this little cinema on the 10th and ask if they were having it then. Over-all, we'll have to see, otherwise our trip to Branson will be ...underwhelming at best. After that we were a bit bummed so we went to Best Buy, and I found Tall Tale on DVD. I was so excited, because I loved this movie when I was young, and it didn't seem like it'd ever come out on DVD. And there it was... for $6.99! So... of course, I got it =..=' And Best Buy was right next to Books-A-Million ... so, no surprise where we went next. I ended up buying this enormous book on Mythology called Mythology: Myths, Legends, & Fantasies. It's massive and I probably paid entirely too much for it... and I love it :3 Of course, this thing is so comprehensive, I may never need another book or reference on mythology EVER. In the back, there's an index for referencing individual things, but there's also a section that breaks down each section and says "For Further Reading" and tells you many books that you can get if you want to focus solely on one thing. It's huge o..o
After that, Alicia and I came home... although it took her a while to adjust to manga reading, she did manage to finish the first volume of Furuba in the car on the way home while I rocked out. I've also managed to get her hooked on the Corrs and Nightwish... mwahaha :D But anyway! Then when we got home, and after we unpacked we finished watching Princess Mononoke. Miyazaki-san is so awesome. I think Alicia agrees :) I was actually surprised to learn that the english voice-actor that spoke for Moro... is Gillian Anderson, aka Scully o..o How many cool points can you earn? :D Anyway! After that, she went home and I showered and went to bed.
I really have been loafing about today...but I'm really tired and just content to so. I mean, I know I probably should've cut grass.... but, I can always do it later. Annnd now, I gotta go and get ready... gotta leave for church around 6:45 and my hair is riotous :3 I like getting ready early so that I can relax and not rush before I leave. So! I'm off. I'll type later, Sunshines :)
You Love Being Single
In general, you're very happy being single.
You like doing your own thing, and you're happy not to have to compromise.
You're not opposed to being attached, but you're not going to settle.
Someone else should your enhance your life, and you're happy to wait for that person.
P.S. Oh yeah! Today in 2002 I introduced Chibi and Reiko to one another :D So... happy anniversary, 'Mouto-chans!
So.... for those of you who actually follow me on Twitter, you know that I did not get to go to Branson with Mom today <..< much to my irritation. I was woken up around 8ish... by my Dad, nocking on my door. He said I needed to get ready because we were going boating. They'd gotten a call from the Pastor and his wife and they really wanted to go boating, and they wanted us to come and they cut their vacation short just to do this.
. . . .
Yeah, I was livid. Infuriated. Pissed.
Ok, let me just say... I don't like going to lakes. I don't love boating, don't hate it, but if I had a choice I wouldn't squee for it. The idea of swimming about in a lake, doesn't thill me because I've been in lakes before. They're no where NEAR as good as rivers, because there's no water flow. There's tons of sun, and sunblock never really seems to work. Also, I spent a few hours with the Boyd family yesterday; I knew I was going to be spending most if not all day with them tomorrow.... I was really looking forward to breaking away with Mom and having fun on our own. Don't get me wrong, I love this family ... but, I value my solitude. I also value set plans. I hate to deviate from plans, and doing so last-minute really bothers me.
So... I was upset for those reasons, but those were really contributing factors... nothing really upset me more than the fact that they made a decision on plans, last minute... without me. Plans that concerned me. Then imposed their decision on me. I had been in a fairly decent mood yesterday when they wanted to go boating. I didn't want to go, but I decided to be a good sport about it. And then, that was canceled. I had spent my time with them and enjoyed it (as much as I could with the kids and all), and then that had been it. I knew I'd see them Saturday, so I wasn't really bummed about not going boating. I've mentioned all the things I don't like about it. So having that forced onto me after I'd happily left it all behind instead of something I knew I'd enjoy... without so much as consulting me? I was pissed!
Am I just being bitchy about this? Is it really wrong of me to feel angry over it? Or am I just wrong for being upset? I stewed over it as I was straightening out my hair... I told them that I had no desire to go, which was always followed by, "Well we really wish you would." I do remember saying with as much finality as I possibly could "Well I don't want to." I end the conversation with a refusal, but after I thought about it, I called and said if they hadn't left yet, I'd hurry over. It came down to the idea of going under sufferance as opposed to staying home and Mom having to put up with Dad's sulks... well... I didn't want to behave like a stubborn 5 year-old either. But it really boiled down to which behavior was more noble... I guess. Still, I think that from now on, if they make a decision without me, they should expect to execute that decision without me =..=
I didn't sulk about or whine, but if anyone were to ask me if I enjoyed myself, I would have to say 'No'. I road on the boat. I swam in the water. I was generally pleasant. But many things contributed to me not enjoying myself on top of the reasons that I already knew. When Dad went to heft me into the boat, I landed directly on my left knee, gave myself rug burn and a welt, and I can't walk without a limp. Moreover, sunburn's a bitch. On top of that, lake water is disgusting. After getting home, I showered immediately because I was covered in grit. So all of that made the day not good at all. But... at least I wasn't unpleasant about it.
So, after a shower and a bit of a sleep, I was starving. I texted Mom, asking if she had plans for supper, then I realized what I really wanted was Subway. So, I retexted saying I wanted Subway and asked if she wanted something. She called and said she wanted a salad, and Dad popped over to give me money for his sandwich and Mom's salade. It was a quick trip, but I had to put on a pair of jeans, and Oh Dear GOD! That welt on my knee had swollen a bit and the entire thing is red from the rug burn too... every time I took a step where my knee bent, it was on fire and just... hurting -..- I got home and took it easy whenever I could. Still...s'not the nicest of sensations. I did ice it this evening though. Once I got home.
I remember drinking two 16 ounce water bottles in an hour and a half period too... o..o
I know water's good for you, and yeah I switched to drinking water entirely months ago, but I've never drank that much all at once. Really, it was just two bottles one after the other.
Sooo... tomorrow is the family bar-b-q with the Boyd's and then the ice cream social with the church... followed by fire works. I'm hoping that Mom and I will head to Branson sometime next week. Preferably Monday... I'll have to hurry up with that research for the trip.
So... Jackson Rathbone is going to be Sokka in the live-action Avatar movie... and this is a movie directed by Shyamalan... hmm. Interesting. I'm really curious to see how this develops :) That has been the random thought for the day.
Aaaand, I've got nothing else. I'll write later, Sunshines.
What Your Cupcake Says About You
At parties, you stand out from the crowd. You're a fairly unusual person, and you can't hide it.
You have a fair amount of restraint in your life, but you don't go overboard. You let yourself enjoy life.
The most important thing in your life is love.
You are laid back, flexible, and easy to get along with. To know you is to care for you.
I did it again, didn't I? I even missed Sunday Quiz Spam! I really didn't mean to, but in my defense, Mom came down with a migraine Sunday during church, and she has been sick with it ever since then....so I was sorta preoccupied at the time -..- I'll try to be better...anyway...
Ok, so today was exciting and fun. The water/plumbing is all hooked up at my house now. So I have that, just...no power yet :-/ Meh, I’ll take what I can get. But anyway. I had gotten a call Monday from someone named Manta. I had no idea who she was, but she asked if I was me and then told me that I had entered a drawing at Uncommon Grounds to win a free in-home spa treatment...and I’d won :0
So, she told me it would be a basic face, hand and foot treatment and asked when she could come over. So, I got Friday at 6 (today). She then told me that if 3 or more people were there, I would receive a free neck wrap. At the time I didn’t really understand what that would be, but I did understand that term ‘free’ perfectly :) So, I (of course) invited Mom, Aunt Carolyn and Alicia. And yesterday, Mom and I got a surprise visit, when my cousin (Aunt Carolyn’s daughter) Bernadine showed up :D She had driven all the way from Tyler, TX. Evidently her temporary job there had wrapped itself up, so she wanted to drive up and surprise her Mom. So, of course, Bernadine got invited to the spa thingy too.
It was a whole lotta fun. Especially the relaxation “exercise”....if exercise was more like that, I’d be fit as a fiddle ;) It consists of spreading a face mask, and lip mask over your face, and spreading a warm washcloth over your face, and laying comfortably, then listening to some guy with a soothing voice slowly make you focus on your breathing and take you through every single part of your body to relax it...and there’s soft music and birds singing in the background, and the nice lady comes over and rubs warm oil on your arms/hands and messages them as you relax. When that was over, we were almost, all of us, asleep. I come up from that and I told her, “Gotta say, when you came up and rubbing that warm oil over my hands, I totally imagined you were Vin Diesel.”
Of course, like I always do, I took a ton of pictures. I can’t post them tonight, but I’m definitely going to be getting on that tomorrow. Aaaaand, there will probably be yet another FaceBook album made tomorrow, since Mom wants to take Bernadine to see the Mystic Caversn...which, we’ve never really gone to. That should be fun :)
Anyway! I got free stuff from them too! As a gift for hosting the party, I got a free neck wrap (I totally get it now >..>) and a kit with some of their products, along with a bath pillow...which I was wanting since I have a new soak tub :3 Plus I got 20% off my order, so I’m all about having these parties again...especially when I found out that it’s totally FREE to host them..yeah, spread the word, yo.
.... I suppose it’s totally unrelated, but, Mom and I were watching The Soup tonight (this episode was awesome :D), and they had a huge ruckus about Twitter... I’ve been speculatively scratching my head concerning Twitter for a while now, mostly because I do enjoy having a nice full journal entry....but...now I’m sorta curious. I mean, I don’t really know if I have any friends (good friends as opposed to Celebrity “friends”) who are actually on the site or have a Twitter account...so, I’m not sure I see a point in it since...I would have no one to really “keep up” with...but on the other hand, it does sound intriguing. Especially considering how much I enjoy sending text messages :3 Maybe I oughta check it out....IS anyone on Twitter that I don’t know about?....maybe you just don’t have it linked to anything...but, I’d still like to know.
well, the day has been long and I’m super tired. Mom was feeling pretty good for the party today, but she said that once she slowed down she really started feeling bad again... that’s kinda breaking news since she just announced that through the wall o..o’ I know I’m tired, too. I hope she starts feeling better =..= Oh well. I’ll type later, Sunshines.
Your Spicy Score: Mild
You don't feel like you need to spice things up. You're happy to play things cool.
You'll go along with fun, but you don't feel like you have to be the life of the party.
While people appreciate your cool vibe, as long as you're laid back and not uptight.
There's a chance you're taking yourself too seriously. Relax a little!
Sooo, I got a call this morning from Penmac - the staffing agency I applied with which got me the interview today. Basically they called me to tell me that my interview was cancelled due to the interviewer actually hiring someone. Kinda disappointing really.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but since Dad put that swing up, I’ve been using it as exercise. Yesterday was my first time going for about 15 minutes. I must say, without my iPod, I would probably not be able to do it at all (and my jacket and gloves for that matter -..- It’s cold out!). But, I just put my earphones in and swing away. I am so sore from yesterday, but as soon as I finish my coffee, I’m suiting up and heading out there to swing some more. Maybe it’ll help :)
Tonight is the big Twilight night. Alicia and I plan to meet at my house around 11:30, and then head over there. I’m debating bringing my camcorder ^..^ I think I should. It’d be a great addition to the DVD...I mean, it starts out with Me, Reiko and Scap goofing off around the premier of Twilight, and it’d be fitting to have the DVD release and everything...I think so at least :3
...well...goodmorning and I’m off :) Later, Sunshines.
You Are Chirping Birds
You are a very caring person. You especially feel for innocent beings, like animals and children.
You are keyed in to the world and very peaceful. You believe that everyone is connected.
You remain focused and in the moment. You are not easily distracted.
You have a good memory, especially for things that you hear. You listen carefully.
So! Slight change of plans... See, we thought that the weather would be too rough for Dad to come in, and they were really really rough, but they went ahead and took them in. We got a call about an hour ago, he said he was around Slidel, but there was a huge accident so he wasn't certain how long he'd be. So, the plan now is that he'll come in and we'll pack everything up but what we need tonight, and we'll be heading out around 3 or 4 in the morning.
The past couple of days have been so full of activity. Just today, we went to my bank and closed out my accuont (no Chase banks in Harrison :( Sad panda), went to the drug store and picked up my last batch of pills here, paid half of a bill that we owe, and then I went to Edward Jones and got the paperwork to roll my current 401k funds into an IRA done.
Oh, and those wonderful nails I got on the 26th of December for Reiko's wedding? They're all gone. A few days ago 2 of them just popped out (without provokation!), and slowly all the others have either been catching and pulling or breaking. So today, Mom and I got some stuff that you soak the nail in, and it removes it.....it was not fun, because in the end, you either are rubbing your fingers in there for about 20 minutes to get it off, or you rub it for 10 and pull it the rest of the way. And afterwards, all my skin and fingers and nails looked terrible!
I did managed to take pictures of some trees on Bayou Blue road. There are these beautiful oak trees that hang over the bayou next to a car wash. I stopped and took a bunch of pictures.
le tired...I figured while we were taking a break I'd just pop in and update but...gosh I'm tired. And we're going to be packing and doing all the last minute things soon. I'm so eager to just be up there so I can crash and not have to worry about all this. Traveling is not for me. I love exploring and seeing new things but it wears me down eventually (and besides, there's little new things in Houma >..>).
I guess I'll go ahead and sign off now. Miles to go before I sleep and all that. Later, Sunshines!
Your Word is "Fearless"
You see life as your one chance to experience everything, and you just go for it!
You believe the biggest risk is being afraid and missing out on something amazing.
Sometimes your fearlessness means you're daring. You enjoy risky activities.
And sometimes your fearlessness means you're courageous. You're brave enough to do the right thing, even when it's scary.
I’ll start off with the fun/good news. So, this morning was the Christmas Play that the church put on with me on the sound board, twitching anxiously I might add. It was funny to me because they practised it once...there were...a few wrinkles (people coming in when they shouldn’t, the robotic acting of children, tapes that kept feeding back, etc.)...but over all, the play was enjoyable and fun.
Now....plans have changed...again. Instead of packing and getting ready to leave tomorrow, going to a church function, coming home to sleep till 3:50ish, and then booking it to Abbeville.......We’re going to sleep as late as we can, get what work we can done, go to the church function....AND THEN book it to Abbeville. Yeah, see, we checked the weather for tomorrow, and it’s gonna be really cold and windy....but sometime Tuesday there’s supposed to be freezing rain. Now, I have full faith that we could make it out of Northern Arkansas - heck! Pine Bluff’s 3 hours and some change away! - and not be in any danger......but, I’m not going by myself and there are plenty of other people to consider. I’ve decided, as I usually do, to trust much wiser heads than my own (though there’s still some doubt ^..^).
So! Tomorrow night, we’ll be coffeed up and heading down. I have no idea when that church thing ends...but I do know, that Abbeville is about 10 hours away, not factoring in bathroom and food breaks. And believe me, folks, there will be plenty of breaks. Mom and Aunt Carolyn both are on this, and Mom has mentioned how frequently she needs bathroom breaks. Either way you look at it, it’ll take some serious time. I just hope that we all arrive in one piece and not wanting to beat the living daylights out of one another.
Reiko still has not contacted me with her songs... I had told her that if she sent me the song files, I could put them on my iPod and play them on my big stereo at her wedding. It looks like we’ll be back to CDs, because I don’t know that I have the time to do it properly now....I’m still bringing my iPod...but only because I’ll need it during the drive. Aunt Carolyn is supposed to sleep while I drive so I’ll just plug my ear pieces into my ears and drive....that’s not illeagle...is it?
That’s all for now...I’m...gonna....get some sleep =..= Goodnight, Sunshines.
Your Snow Test Says You're Independent
You feel like something good will happen to you in the next few months.
You love to work, especially when work is creative. You have the makings of a successful artist.
You are an independent, individualistic person. You thrive when you're doing your own thing.
Your biggest worry in life is your family. You stay up at night thinking about them.
When it comes time to relax, you really indulge. You are all about your favorite comforts.
My poor cell phone is nearly dead...I’ve had it on since 4 a.m. Friday (when I left for Reiko’s), and I haven’t charged it. I haven’t charged it, because I remember unpacking my charger, thinking “I’d better charge my cell.” and placing the charger somewhere...and I’ll be dadgum if I can’t find that charger -..- I’m slowly becoming my mother.
Well, I don’t know how weather is everywhere else, but it’s a bit cold here in Arkansas. We’ve had ice storms off and on for the past couple of days...or just during the night. I took a bunch of pictures today, because a lot of the trees and plants were frosted from the ice. I got a great one of Mom and Dad. There’s not a lot of wind though, so the cold doesn’t bite into you (it just slowly seeps in and stays for a good long while). There is a lot of fog though.
So, with Dad going offshore on the 23rd, our family is having Christmas on the 20th (this Saturday). I can’t wait. Breakfast will be tomato gravey and biscuits (something mommie got started my Mom on ), and then we’ll open gifts and spend the day together. Oh, that reminds me. I need to go in the basement and look through my movies. I need to find the Home Alone series ^..^ Tradition!
Ok, so! According to Mom, we have decided to drive down to Abbeville on the 23rd instead of the 24th like we’d originally planned. That’s the morning my Dad needs to leave for work, and Mom’s afraid if we stay any later, there’s be bad weather and we won’t be able to leave. So, Mom and Dad are going to depart in Dad’s truck, and Aunt Carolyn and I are going to be driving behind them in Sheila (Mom’s car). We’ll be leaving the house around 4 a.m. (seems to be a trend). Google maps has it as 9 hours and 42 minutes away (though it doesn’t give and take for bathroom breaks and food and such), so...Some time after 1 in the afternoon, we should roll into Abbeville...this plan, is slightly flawed as I see it. Firstly, Dad doesn’t need to go to Abbeville. If I remember correctly, he has to be in Pascagoula, MS...which, our rout is the same up until Little Rock, AR...but then it goes two different ways. I dunno. We’ll have to talk about it later. That’s the idea for right now anyway.
For some very odd reason, my check did not get deposited into my account last Friday like I thought it would. This is making me question how many checks I actually have left. I was thinking there’d be at least one left, but since I left half way through one week, I wasn’t sure if there’d be another. Either way, I was pretty certain another would be deposited. The problem now is that I’m running low on money. I’m so glad I got my Christmas shopping done...well, except for Mom, but her Christmas present is a joint effort. I e-mailed Donna at work to ask why the check didn’t get directly deposited into my account and how many I have remaining. I never was good at calculating -..-
Tonight was fun...well, it was at the end. The bible study is always good, but afterwards, Pastor Sam asked me to operate the sound booth. It seems to be my calling, and there’s no use trying to escape it. I was kinda thrown in there immediately upon my first visit. I’m so glad that I actually have experience in the area, otherwise I would’ve felt like a schmo. What I love about these people is that even if you screw up on something, they’re like, “Ah, it don’t matter! You’re doing great!” So...I’m glad that I am doing a great job, but I suppose even if I wasn’t they’d still make me feel good. This Sunday, they’re putting on a play/choir production thingy (of course, about Christmas!), and they wanted to practice it in full tonight. Pastor Sam pulled me in there and instructed me, “Now, the numbers we need are 27, 33, and 44. There’s space between each performance though, so you’ll have to stop it and then go through the entire thing to get to the right number.” So I looked at him kinda funny and said, “Why not just press the pause button?” and he looked at me and then it curiously so I demonstrated by showing him how you could play a bit of music and hit pause (which doubles as the play button) and then skip ahead and not have to go through the whole list, but just starting from the number you were just at. He says, “Huh! Would you look at that!” I looked at him and said, “I’m so much more than just a pretty face.” we laughed at that. So, not only did I manage the sound booth, I taught the pastor a new function of the CD player. Mom had wanted to leave early though , so she was kinda bored. I’d brought my laptop, so I tried to connect it to the internet for her, but the signal was weak. In the end, practice wasn’t long. So we just skedaddled when we could.
...ok, it sounds like a gaggle of teenage girls are outside on the road giggling at a very high, very annoying pitch (the kind that makes dogs and small animals cower?)...I suppose it could be an animal...but...I’ve never heard an animal make that noise (well other than a teenage girl).
Meh...I’m starting to get tired. I suppose I’ll be off to bed then. Goodnight, Sunshines.
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.
Wednesday was madness...Madness, I say! After work, Reiko called and asked if I could design her wedding invitations that night...that way we could have as much time as possible our last night together. So I said ok. I didn’t feel like going to church anyway...So, she came over to my place, and she had her invitations – blank of course – in a box with envelopes and RSVP cards and envelopes for those. On the back of the box there are basic instructions for how to design these invitations. It basically tells you to open up Word, adjust the paper size and then begin printing! Easy, yes? Well, she wanted to match her parents’ wedding invitation (which they had framed), so we basically copied it word for word only filling in names and dates and places and such. Well, once I had everything set, we saved it to my jump drive. Problem is, I didn’t have my printer (because Target fails), so, we took the file over to her mom’s house and decided to print from there. I tried to open up the document...and it didn’t open right. That’s when I realized, ZOMG! You don’t have word!!!!
…so we downloaded the free trial version of Word onto her mom’s computer. That should’ve been easy too, except that it took a little over an hour to do =..= We spent the time talking, taking quizzes, sending wacky pictures to Jim, and speaking in LOLCat. We made the time fun. Her Mom was driving me crazy because she kept referring back to a Wedding Etiquette book...and then once we finally got Word installed, it was the trial version, so I could open it and print it and look at it…but I couldn’t alter it >..< So finally, Reiko’s like, “This is how it is! And that’s how it’s staying!” so yeah. She got all her invitations printed. Of course, by then it was after nine =..= I was a tired puppy.
The next day was better. Well, the evening was. Scamp and I got to RP a bit, and since our days are numbered for that in WoW, it was a special occasion. So I got to relax a bit and just RP with Scamp, which is awesome. I know we won’t be able to do that as much without Yahoo messenger anymore. I’ve found the most preferable IM system is when I’m logged into Yahoo and I can chat with someone. It’s just more fun. I don’t really know exactly when I’ll be in tonight because Nicole’s grandmother died yesterday. Her wake is today, and we were all going to go over there and try to express our condolences together. I don’t know how long that usually takes or what’s entailed (never really having gone to a wake for the family before) so I’m not sure how long I’ll be.
Dad was a little upset. He found out that his company isn’t transferring him as quickly as he’d hoped. So he won’t be going to Brazil any time soon…he’s a little worried, because he had wanted to get my place started right away, but now he’s afraid that we’ll have to save up a few extra months before we can do that. I told him that I could be patient and I was content to wait. As long as we have a plan, I was happy. I don’t want to work the man into an early grave, after all.
Gosh I’m tired. I’m so glad it’s Friday. Sleeping in till 8 will be nice tomorrow. I can’t wait till next Friday though :D I actually went and got Reiko and My Twilight outfits done, and they look so awesome! I'm so pleased with them, and I can't wait till the 21st!
Well, I gotta go now. I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
The Ultimate Color Test
When you are at peace, you are:
Giving and unselfish
When you are moved to act, you are:
Confident and optimistic
When you are inspired, you are:
Creative and productive
When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:
Philosophical and expressive
Your life's purpose is:
To find contentment
I...am so broke. Seriously, I have so little money, I’m counting down the days till it’s Friday and I get paid. Of course, Friday there are so many things I want to do! I need to set money aside for this and that and it’s just crazy. I was going to buy a few things more before I had to totally just stop, but really...at this point, I’m only going to be buying the things I absolutely need.
Yesterday, I went ahead and took my car to Sam’s Audio. The car-dude said that the radio I bought...sucks. He’s changed out at least 2 the last two weeks. So, he took me inside (after checking the radio) and he said that they had another radio like that only it was $125.99, but since I only bought this thing not even 2 months ago, what he’ll do is swap out my radio for the better one and I’ll pay the $55 difference. Of course, they didn’t have that type of radio in at the moment, so he told me to call back Friday. They’re supposed to get some in Friday, so I’ll call that morning and ask if they’re in and if they are, I’ll make an appointment. I’m thinking of asking if they can rig something up to hold my iPod...but, if the CDs are fixed then.../shrug. I dunno. I kinda want to get everything I could possible get fixed all at once...and on the other hand, I don’t see a need for the iPod thing if I have a great CD player.
Oh, and there was a big hoopla about Scamp coming over (or I should say, her going home) because I had asked if we could go and get her on the weekend and then some time around 6:30, 7ish her parents could come and pick her up (because we had that whole Twilight movie and girls’ day planed). But, Scamp had said that her parents couldn’t work it into their schedule to come and pick her up. So, I had accepted that fact that I would have to drive her home, and it wasn’t that big of a deal to me. Yeah, I’d be tired, but it’d be worth it to have her with Reiko and me for that last day. Besides, I would’ve been tired anyway. But this morning, Mom called Aunt Jane and asked if we could go pick her up and then they could come and get her on the evening of the 21st, and Aunt Jane said that it wouldn’t be a problem...so, I’m really happy about that...but a part of me is hoping that no one has misunderstood. I mean, We won’t be getting out of that movie till 6, so there’s no way we’re gonna be home till 6:30ish. If they can come and get her then, it won’t be a big problem. Still, if it does work out, it’ll be awesome!
Meh...I don’t have much else to write about. I guess I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
What Your Home Says About You
You come across as very intellectual. People take your wisdom seriously.
Your hygiene is passable, but you may be hiding some dirty secrets.
You are a fairly domestic person. You can probably make a decent batch of home cooked cookies.
You are not a very nurturing person. You have enough trouble taking care of yourself.
You feel settled in your life. You have enough time to focus on little details.
You are a very self sufficient person. You can get along well without much help.
Your friends see you as courageous, dynamic, and bright.
I finally got around to telling the girls what was up. Probably one of the harder things I’ll have to do in a long line of hard things. At first there was shock, and then joking ( “who we gonna ask when the computer messes up?” and “Can I have your desk?”) then...then it set in. And now they’re a tad on the devastated side...in a way, it’s better to have everything in the open...but, I also feel bad for having them share my despair. Sure, friends are for that right? To help shoulder what you’re feeling... But still. What I went though over the weekend was torture – thought most of that was because I kept it all to myself. But is it right to expose that cycle to everyone now? Now they have to start thinking of finding someone to replace me, which they say is impossible. Of course, considering my replacement sort of finalizes it...I really wish I could’ve stayed till December, but then I would’ve been raining on everyone’s Christmas...so maybe it’s better this way...I’ve e-mailed Mrs. Ellen, asking that my last day be Nov. 14th. That gives me two weeks to work and two weeks to pack/spend time settling affairs and being with friends.
Dad leaves for work some time this evening. Mom’s going to rest for a couple of days (they both cleaned out Dad’s entire shed...which is a huge feat that took an entire day to do), then she’s going to ask Uncle George if she can borrow his truck to get some boxes for me. She’s gonna start packing up the ‘non essentials’ while I’m at work...that’s the plan so far. Reiko called me too, she said she’s coming down Sunday and wanted to know if I wanted to go cake testing with her. I’m certainly not getting any thinner here, so I guess that’s ok :)
On one hand I’m sad about the whole thing...but on the other hand, I’m a little excited. I mean, the work situation isn’t going to get any better for a while...I assume it might take a while to get another job. And yes, things won’t really be that great till after Reiko’s wedding, because I’ll have to drag myself back here and then leave again...but, I’ll be grateful when Christmas finally turns to New Year and I can settle in. I just wish I could have a “satellite office” like my bosses do, so that I could still work for them. They’re just such great people.
We’re still all set to have our sleep-over on the 20th and then all go see Twilight on the 21st. My house’ll be a little bear, but all that really matters is that we’re together. I’m on the fence about whether or not I should go ahead and buy those outfits for Reiko and I to wear. We had planned on wearing matching outfits of black that I designed – my shirt would say “Bite me” on the front with “Team Edward” on the back and the pants would have “Cullen Coven” on the leg and “Dazzled” on the back (all in red letters) and Reiko’s would be opposite...her shirt would say “Dazzled” on the front and her pants would say “Bite me” on the back ^..^ A part of me wants to save money...but another part says to go all out for one last ho-ra. I’m really leaning towards the latter. It’s important to me to have fun with my girls...more good memories than sad ones.
I guess that’s all for now. I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says
You tend to be a goofy, optimistic person.
You enjoy Halloween more than anyone else you know.
This Halloween be as silly as you can - dress up as a giant version of a small object
The candy you should give out: laffy taffy
I was so tired all yesterday...I was dazed through church, and just…exhausted. I went home, showered and went straight to bed...it really did not take long for me to fall asleep. I woke up this morning still feeling so tired. It’s like I just can’t shake it. I don’t remember anything that happened yesterday...I mean, I know yesterday happened (it’s on my calendar -..-) but...everything’s a blur. I don’t really remember any details.../shrug.
Of course, the most obvious explanation is that I’m getting closer to bloody hell week, which should start some time over the weekend. I’m never feeling great around that time, but I don’t know if I’m this exhausted all the time...I but then, since my memory isn’t worth much right now, I imagine I forget every time that comes around, vaguely knowing that I’m miserable and in pain, but overall forgetting everything that that entails. Yay for me.
And today is Thursday...and for the first time since Season 4 started, I honestly want to get on and play WoW more than I want to see tonight’s episode. That’s the freedom of iTunes I suppose. I want to see what happens with my boys...but the fair is only gonna be in Mulgore so long – I think there’s only 3 more days till it’s over. And then Hallow’s End starts on the 18th! …Once again, I have no idea what this holiday entails exactly, but I’m sure it’ll be fun. I do know that it’s a celebration of when the Forsaken (playable Undead characters) broke off from the Scourge (NPC undead, forced into the service of the Lich King). I do know also, that there’s trick-or-treating at the inns, and that the Alliance and Hoard take turns playing tricks on each other...
...somehow, that went from me talking about upcoming Supernatural to everything WoW...how’d that happen? /slaps ADD.
But yeah. I want to see the episode tonight, but I want to play WoW more. Plus, it’ll help me be less anxious if I actually buy the episode on iTunes. It’s odd, but I’m so anxious if I’m just watching the episode as it’s aired on TV. I keep wishing I could fast forward through the commercials and such, like when you’re watching a scary movie in the theater and you watch from behind the cracks in your fingers. But if I have it on my iTunes, I feel relaxed. I dunno if that’s my OCD kicking in, wanting to control everything and all, but it can be very weird. But there’s so much that’s gonna happen in this episode (or at least that’s what the teaser/trailer implied), I’d probably feel much better if it was on iTunes. This doesn’t mean that I won’t turn on my TV at 8:00 tonight on channel 11. That way at least they’ll get ratings and I’ll hear – from a distance – what’s going on.
I have plans to hang out with Misty on the 18th. We just...haven’t really spent tons of time with each other, so we figure we’ll meet at Applebee’s and have lunch there and then walk it off at Target and then at the Mall. Even though I’m getting paid the day before, I don’t expect to have a lot of money, but definitely enough for a good lunch, some dessert (because they have awesome desserts), and then the walking around would just be window shopping. I’ve really been trying to save up my money, and it’s times like these when I have plans to actually splurge that I’m thankful for it. By the time my next check comes in, all my bills will be paid and I’ll be saving most of it (and spending the rest on Christmas gifts =..=)...it’s very nice to actually have something to do...my weekends are usually spent cleaning a little while loafing about the house, entertaining my own self. It’s very peaceful, don’t get me wrong, but a little change certainly wouldn’t hurt.
I guess that’s all for now. I’ll write later, Sunshines.
You Are Having a Blue Day
Today is the kind of day that challenges you to the core. You're going to have to stay cool.
You have the intelligence, skills, and drive to rise to the occasion. Your mind is sharp.
While things may be a bit chaotic, you are still taking the time to reflect and be calm.
Today you are extra attractive and interesting to people. You are giving off a detached vibe, which is very intriguing.
What day is it? It’s …Thursday, right? Good God...I’m telling you, in a off the beaten path country home, time stands still. If you don’t have something to divert you, it all runs together and you forget what day it is and what the heck’s going on.
So, Reiko got up here safe and sound (though there’s always some question about just how sound she is). She and her mom and dad all stopped in a resort town called Fairfield Bay, which is about an hour and a half southeast of here. Scamp and her peoplez actually went to my Aunt Lane’s house. I know the power went out and at some point, their generator went out too, but evidently it’s back up and running. I’m sure since it’s farther north, the power will be resorted soon.
I had a bit of a way-side adventure yesterday. Reiko had told me that she and her dad were heading down Wednesday morning, and that if I wanted to, I could go with them. She figured we might not be able to get back into Houma, but her house in Hammond (Robert) would be reachable. We could bunk there till we could come down. So, I packed up most of my stuff (forgetting a lot =..=) and headed over to meet them. We all went to Wal-Mart and stocked up on the essentials we’d need (potted meat, water, gas cans, and for me and Reiko granola bars and pop tarts). Well, after checkout, I get a call from my mom (who was really upset that I we were leaving so soon), and she said that the mayor said not to even bother coming back till Friday; and, that power would not be restored for up to 2 to 3 weeks! So, that was very discouraging, but her opinion was what clenched it. She said she didn’t want me going down there when it was still a disaster zone, that it was her birthday and she wanted me here where it was safe. So...I sold Reiko and her dad my gas cans and potted meat, and came home. Reiko was a bit upset about this (not as upset as she was about my driving though >..>) but she got over it and I came back here.
…And now Mom and I both have some freaky sinus infection that we’re fighting =..= Reiko called sometime…the other day…and said that they had decided not to leave. That she was feeling sick with a sinus infection too, and they’d gotten the bulletin about not being able to go back till at least Friday. So, now they’re planning on leaving tomorrow morning.
I called Blue Bird (my boss), and asked her if they’d evacuated or if they were alright. She said that they’d made it to Baton Rogue, but the hurricane hit just as badly there. I told her my mom wasn’t allowing me to leave till it was safe, and she said, “Oh no. No don’t leave at all. They’re not letting anyone back in and there’s no power.” So, she has my private e-mail, and she’s going to e-mail me updates, but other than that, I’m not really worried about work. I also called Cole, and she said that her family was heading back today (I think her hubby manages one of the power plants). She said to call her Saturday before I even thought about coming so that she could give me updates first. I also called my energy provider asking if they had an estimate for when my area would have power. They told me to call back Friday. So…here I am. Can’t go home and no idea when I’m gonna be heading that way anyway.
I don’t have a TV or anything in my room here, so the only thing I can really do is read. I brought Breaking Dawn and The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Both of them are great books, and I’ve enjoyed reading them over and over…and over..and over again. Unfortunately, I’ve dang-near memorized them and…well, after 50 times, it becomes a little old. I did buy the 3rd season of Supernatural today. I got it at Wal-Mart, because I figured “Why not?”. Of course, no private TV to watch it on..so. Yeah. I’m stuck admiring the pretty pictures on the cover (and man, are they pretty ^..^). And, I did a recent search, and Bones season 3, is available for Preorder. Of course, it won’t be coming out till November 18, but still. It’s something to look forward to.
This…whatever. Sickness or whatever you want to call it, is seriously fooling with me. I’m so tired and disoriented and…just miserable. I just want to be in my own home. I love Mom, and Aunt Carolyn is alright, I just like being on my own too much. I like having my space and my stuff and my routine. Here...if I don’t feel like watching HGTV for a 24 hour period or switching over to the Hallmark channel, I really have nothing to do. So yeah….No way to entertain myself away from the fact that I’m miserable. If I wasn’t feeling bad, then none of this would really bother me so much. But I am..so. Yeah.
I guess I’m just gonna go ahead and sign off now. There’s really nothing more to update on (that my frazzled mind can recall). I’ll talk to ya’ll later, Sunshines.
What Your Name Says About You
Your name says that you are mostly:
Dynamic but aggressive
Your name also says you are:
Fiery but unbalanced
Ambitious but stubborn
Inspiring but melodramatic
OK! So, this morning, I surprised myself with how very effective (yet still absentminded) I can be. As usual, when I have a trip to plan for the day that I’m planning to leave, my brain goes into severe OCD mode. This morning, before eating breakfast, I made coffee, straightened my hair, put the towels on to wash, got dressed, put Zeiss on to charge, updated TomTom’s maps, put the towels on to dry, checked my MySpace one last time, and headed in to work knowing that everything that wasn’t packed was stacked neatly near my suitcase, waiting to be hung up or go in bags. Of course, I forgot my lunch...but G was great and bought me some lunch (with the full promise that I will be buying Samurai Dragon for us next Friday).
My plans after work are to gas up my car, head home, pack up the car, shower, blow dry my hair, pack up those extra things, and then sleep. I don’t plan to wake up till 3. I’ll make a quick pot of coffee while I’m getting ready to go and then after a quick last-minute pack-up check, I’ll be off (with my coffee mug for help staying awake). I will (invariable) be calling several people throughout the day to a) appraise them of my status & b) spare myself from the inevitable boredom XD. If I don’t have your cell #, then you’re off’a da hook.
I know my parents have internet, but I don’t expect to be getting on that often. So…unless you’re going to text me, you may not get a hold of me right away. Just so’s everyone knows ^..^ I guess that’s all. If I need to know something, text me or make sure you get it to me before 5 this afternoon. Kthxluvsya. Later, Sunshines.
Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Geek and Dork, earning you the title of: Computer Savant.
People confuse you with a Nerd all of the time. You aren't some genius, like some people have said, and didn't/don't really like school all that much (and you especially hated some of the social aspects, like getting mocked). It's just that you have some passions and interests that you're extremely into/good at, and this has placed you in circles with other social outcasts, some of whom are exceptionally bright.
The awesome thing about being where you are is that you get to hang out with an elite group (though you'd probably rather be alone, or with only the closest friends and family) and you can make quite a good career for yourself in your particular specialities. Common to this group are people who are highly into electronics/computers as that is where the money lies, today.
Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Love & Sexuality
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