Tonight, I went to Wal-Mart, because I needed to buy a folder to put my Photography Class Portfolio in. Of course, after I found (
something that resembled) what I wanted, I roamed the journal, stationary, book and pen isles..it’s just a habit. I found this small journal… it had an elastic band that went around it to keep it closed, and it was covered in a fine fabric that was gray, black and rich purple plaid.
I picked it up off the shelf. I held it in my hand. I felt the weight of it. I opened it, and admired the creamy color of the pages, and the adequate space of the lines on the paper. I liked it. I liked the simple design. I liked the size, small enough to fit in a purse. I liked how easy it was to keep open when the elastic band was off. I liked the lines on the paper. I carried it around with me as I looked at pens.
I went back, and put it back on the shelf. And I felt a little depressed about it… not because I didn’t buy it. But because, even if I had bought it, I can’t imagine what I would’ve written in it to make it special. So, I couldn’t see buying it. Besides… I already have a journal =\ Why does it affect me when it’s really something so small? Or am I mistaken, and what's wrong isn't small at all?
Then I checked out and went to Taco Bell for a crunchy beef burrito.. I swear, the put crack in the cheese @..@
Wow… haven’t felt this bad in… oh, right. About a month =..=‘ Figures.
So, I’ve done very little today. Picked up here and there, but no real cleaning. The only real thing I’ve manage to accomplish is watching Batman - Gotham Knight and finding an agreeable theme for my tumblr.
I’ve just been wanting a more graphic tumblr, but there are so many themes to choose from and I wanted something fairly specific… I like it when things are obviously separated and have a date stamp on them. I also don’t want it too plain or too ornate, and it had to be legible and somewhat orderly. I think I found something unique with a good date stamp that isn’t too much or too little. Overall, that’s what I was wanting.
As for Gotham Knight, it was much like the Animatrix… many different anime styles being shown off in small episodes, only this time it’s the Batman universe instead of the Matrix. I like most anime styles, but there are a few that I do not care for. A couple of those episodes are amazingly beautiful, not in the story telling of course but due to their actual graphics and fluid movement. Just like in the Animatrix, Gotham Knight has very little validity story-wise. You get tidbits of things that are interesting, but overall the stories are fairly unimportant. This DVD is sheer fan service (sans pervy stuff). As a consequence, I still want to buy it, but I don’t think it’s entirely essential to a Batman DVD collector :)
As for the individual episodes, the first episode (Have I Got A Story For You) annoyed me because it reminded me of an episode of the animated series, season 4, in which these kids are telling each other stories about Batman from their (distorted and uninformed) perspective. It didn’t help that the animation style is one that I’m absolutely not a fan of. The other episodes are all acceptable animation-wise as well as story-wise. Some are more cinematic and beautifully animated than others (2. Crossfire, 4. In Darkness Dwells, & 6 Deadshot), while others actually look like your average, albeit high end, anime (3. Field Test & 5. Working Through Pain). As much as I enjoyed the features, I was disappointed in the lack of ‘extra features’…. namely because there are none. At least not in this Netflix copy. I’m the sort of fan that enjoys (‘lives for’ might be a better term) ‘behind the scenes’ or ‘the making of’ and ‘featurettes’. In fact, it’s a major part of the DVDs that I buy. I’d much rather spend more money on something if it’s a 2 or 3 disc edition, just because I almost enjoy watching the extra stuff as much as (or more than in some cases) the actual movie. The fact that this dvd didn’t have any extra features was pretty disappointing. Though, I suppose that means I’ll have something to look forward to when I buy the 2 disc edition. Lastly, I cannot express how happy it made me to hear Kevin Conroy as Batman once again. I’m not saying he’s the only one that can do the job (Bruce Greenwood did a dang decent job of it too), but he’s so cemented in my mind as the voice of Batman, it was almost comforting to hear his voice again. :)
As for the rest of my day… I’m pretty sick actually. So, I suppose it’s good that I’ve got something decent to watch. Last night I was feeling tireder than usual (but didn’t think anything of it) and my stomach was really cramping pretty badly. I tried not to let it bother me though, because Mom and Aunt Carolyn volunteered to help me clean the entire church in one swoop. I could hardly pass that up. By the time I got home I had that itching tickle in the back of my throat… so I just took some NyQuil and hoped for the best. This morning though, my entire stomach is still cramping, I’m tired, nauseous, dizzy and weak and I’m all clammy. Not to mention I go between hot and cold >..< It’s very frustrating (though I suppose ‘sickening’ would be a better term). I can only hope it’s some sort of 24 hour bug that’ll be gone in the morning. Either way, I made myself go with Mom to Wal-Mart to stock up, and I managed to get some Gatorade. Nothing like a supplement of electrolytes to help you bounce back…right? =..=‘
I really can’t make myself concentrate much more, so I’m gonna go ahead and wrap this entry up. I’ll write again later, Sunshines.
You Are Brainy
You are a very detail oriented and precise person. You think everything through carefully.
You aren't prone to dramatics, but you don't overlook what's important either.
You are observant and philosophical. You seek to understand people more than judge them.
You treasure your alone time. You area true introvert, and it's difficult for you to feel isolated.
- 09:05 Another busy day begins. #
- 10:32 At the Landing :) Bath & Bodyworks is having a sale. #
- 12:49 At Wal-Mart, printing photos. All new machiens... holy cow, what a ciscus -..- #
- 14:50 Writhing in agony, bbs =..= #
- 16:46 Showering. #
- 17:21 Ahhh...I feel much better now :) Thanks for the company, @TheCouncilofSix. #
- 17:25 One of Mom's trees has these flowers blooming all over it :) dailybooth.com/u/3cboe #
- 17:31 BLUE TEAM red team down! mission aborted pink squirrels and purple ninjas attacked. Need back up. #
- 18:41 Yikes...power's out. #
- 18:42 Oh! It's back! #
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- 12:32 Cargo pants, how I love thee -..- #
- 12:33 And you dont deligate that well. #
- 12:39 @Davlenagain o..o uh... my cargo pants... I've never seen you in cargo pants. #
- 12:48 @Davlenagain wait what? #
- 12:51 @Davlenagain nevnrmind. I'm confusing myself -..- #
- 17:17 Home. Got a great overdose on Supernatural, but still got 2 episodes left. #
- 17:18 Mom and I are going wal-mart after 9...less people. #
- 18:46 Maybe a shower will help my headache >..< #
- 19:23 Wow... I feel MUCH better :) #
- 19:26 @Pride1G <..< I assure you, you had nothing to do with it. I should be thanking @Leto, if anyone. #
- 19:58 @Pride1G darling, what ARE you talking about? #
- 20:02 @Davlenagain Nope. I was listening to R&D :) #
- 20:06 ...oh dear... #
- 20:37 @Pride1G ...yeah, I still don't know what you're talking about -..- #
- 20:38 I need to go fix my hair. #
- 20:51 K. Hair's straight. Now, gotta put some clothes on. #
- 22:30 Home again. #
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- 11:02 Note to self: ...WHAT THE HELL! Get up and move your ass! You gorram time-waster! #
- 11:14 @wotcherscamp Oh, what a relief -..- #
- 11:44 That's it. Enough is enough. I'm putting a shirt on, and going to work. #
- 12:52 Dangit! My pants keep sliding down >..< #
- 13:15 Ok. Done. Heading home. #
- 13:17 Lol :) guess I earned all those comments about my pants. #
- 13:28 Home #
- 13:59 @Umamor1 Uh, yah. You're a little late. #
- 16:06 Listening to Council of Six :D #
- 19:16 Yay! You're back! :D .....slow-mo run with voice over ftw? Can't wait to... (YouTube youtu.be/GlB632Xcu1Q?a) #
- 21:16 Home. Man. Groceries are not cheap. #
- 21:22 I could eat Jack Links Original beef jerky like it was candy... #
- 22:19 Filming. #
- 23:29 I never realized how much of what I say begs to be ridiculed until I film or Tweet it -..- #
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- 00:38 Oh...must...sleep...now...mustn't... Z..Z #
- 09:59 Awwww. There, there @Davlenagain. It'll be alright *pat pat* #
- 10:50 At Wal-Mart with Dad. Mako-kun isn't taking a charge again so I'm gonna bring it back in after this. #
- 11:28 Ok. Mako-kun has been dropped off. #
- 12:19 Just uninstalled the old receiver. About to install the new one... Somebody pray -_- #
- 12:48 I'm connected. The signal strength is still fluxing =..= But! Even with me at 'low' connectivity, it has yet to drop me *crosses fingers* #
- 14:55 I've been editing since I last posted. I'm now going into over-drive editing <..< Must be finished before Thursday... #
- 16:43 Done with the editing -..- Next episode should be fun...although I'm going into hiding... at least I'm hiding from Chibi, Reiko and Scamp :3 #
- 17:41 Eating gumbo at Mom's :) #
- 20:58 So...Reiko is on FaceBook >..> and she some how failed to mention that to me... *pout* #
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- 10:31 You know how sometimes you wake up and fall asleep again, and it feels like a minute went by but it's an hour later? #
- 10:32 Just did that 3 times and I could still sleep =..= #
- 11:15 So, I've been lying here thinking, and I think I've thought up something... I dont want to specify until I'm sure it's worth it. #
- 12:09 Watching old home movies of me and Scamp :) #
- 12:14 Oh, and I'm lmao :D #
- 13:02 Starting to really get hungry. Wonder what Mom's doing for lunch... #
- 15:43 Executing MV experiment 01 now. #
- 16:41 At Wal-Mart with Mom. We're doing some pre-cold weather stocking up :) #
- 17:41 @Kexman ... A pone off? O..o what are you going for, or trying to achieve? #
- 17:51 @Kexman You could have something along the lines of 'memorable moments this year for EoRP'... kinda a look back. #
- 17:57 @Kexman lol, laughter is better and cheaper than booze, and you just got everyone a very cheap round :D #
- 18:08 @Kexman ...that sounds like 89.9% of my country -..- #
- 18:11 @Kexman Yeah, I enjoy watching refined guys fall too :3 #
- 18:13 @Kexman I try, indeed I do try :) #
- 18:17 @Kexman <..< Don't make me go Mr. Ranger on your ass :D #
- 18:24 @Kexman Somehow... I expected that sort of response... #
- 18:26 @Kexman You know what they say about assumptions? They're only half right :3 #
- 18:30 @Kexman Drinking and Tweeting? Suddenly, I'm afraid o..o #
- 18:35 @Kexman So when are you supposed to be recording this special podcast ...thing? #
- 18:40 @Kexman Awesome :) I got really bored today with no show and no IRC. #
- 18:46 @Kexman ...if you're comfortable with that. I'm willing to bet the show's email only gets checked once a week :D #
- 19:00 @Kexman Thanks :) I'm not that interesting, but if I get bored I can write an e-mail as well as the next chick. #
- 19:09 @Kexman You may live to regret that :D #
- 19:09 Dear God, but it is cold >..< #
- 19:21 @Kexman ....you know, thinking it over, that's very true... #
- 19:23 It looks like MV experiment 01 will be successful .... So far, everything's... doable. #
- 20:23 YES! MV experiment 01 was a complete success :D #
- 20:25 ...dang... Now I realize that I'm starving, and I don't know what for -..- #
- 20:29 <..< uh...it's a code name for a secret project. #
- 20:32 I suppose I could make some corn dogs with cheese... #
- 20:34 @Kexman It's nothing monumental o..o I was just experimenting with my camcorder and seeing if I could format it to YouTube.. Nothing Special #
- 20:34 /dances around to Hurray for Beer #
- 20:35 ...perhaps I should get in the IRC... even if it is Pride that's hosting... #
- 20:36 @Kexman o..o I hadn't thought of that... If it happened... it would certainly be spechal :D #
- 20:43 o..o the IRC is madness... I never really remember or fully understand this concept... #
- 20:55 I'm still hungry... that's it, I'm carting my laptop into the kitchen while I make my corn dogs. #
- 21:01 Captain Shinoda is the only person I know in IRC... #
- 23:36 Aww... Looks like my experiment failed once it got to the actual upload stage. =..= Meh. I need a shower. #
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- 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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Big ol' Happy Birthday to my Twin-san!!! XD That's right, Jen-Lyn my evil Twin has a birthday today....along with... Johnny Carson. Sweet. Yeah, I got an e-mail reminding me that animequeen's brithday was approaching O..o' that took me back. Sweet Nostalgia, take my mind.........Anyway!
Talk about funny. I went to Wal-Mart with my parents. We were walking around, and I was wearing my Old School Optimus Prime t-shirt from Hot Topic. We walk by the pain section, and the guy behind the paint counter looks up as we're walking by. Then he says, "Awesome shirt! The old school transformers are awesome!" and I replied with, "That's right! Gen 1 all the way!" and we kept walking. Mom just sort of looked at me funny :D MM - freaking the norms since 1983 :3
I really have nothing else... except a depressing conversation (via text) with Takara. Looks like we'll be loosing them... and I'll just have to come to grips with the fact that there is nothing I can really do about that.
Oh well... I'll try not to dwell on it. I'd like to get to bed early tonight since Dad and I are going to go to Big Lots tomorrow. Something about a chair he wants to get me >..> As if he hasn't done enough for me. I feel spoiled. Oh well. Goodnight, Sunshines.
|You Are Not Crazy for Halloween|
Low carb diet? Hate kids? Have an irrational fear of fake blood? Whatever it is, Halloween just isn't your bag.
Your best option is to camp out until November 1. Resist the urge to smash pumpkins and toilet paper houses.
Start your own anti-Halloween movement. If it worked for Valentine's Day, there's sure to be some takers for Halloween!
OK, I was wrong. I do have something else.
My boys. They have only one form of entertainment. It seems that in Harrison the only place you can go for entertainment that's free is Wal-Mart. So, the boys tend to go to Wal-Mart and... uh... well, cut up. They put on safety vests and walk around. They wear masks and fight in the toy isle. One of them pretends to be looking at something at the end of the isle while two other push into him so hard he falls over. Juvenile stuff, really, but it entertains them. Though, I'm kinda surprised they haven't gotten banned from Wally world.
Anyway. Their latest scheme is... to get a group together and have half dress up like storm troupers and the other half dress as apes... and have an epic battle in the middle of Wal-Mart....and Billy tells me he wants me to video tape it. The funny thing? It makes me wish I had video editing software so that I could make something really cool out of it. You know, edit it, put music to it. That whole thing. Still. It sounds like it'd be fun.
....Now ...that's all I've got. Really. For now that is. I'll type later, Sunshines.
Your British Name Is Mia Hollie
We're having another lock-in, zomg what are we thinking!!
...we volunteered for this. Geeze. -..-
So. Yesterday, we had Sunday morning service and like always, we sat in the Youth room. For some odd reason our Young Adult class has totally dissolved (mostly because I teacher either never shows up or is always late), and since Alicia and I have taken the reigns of the Youth class, we choose to sit in the Youth Sunday School .... and besides, they have really comfy couches in there :) So, like always, we're there for sunday school. And it turned into a youth meeting more than a sunday school class.
There's this thing called Naz Night... it's a social function that's thrown at Six Flags in Dallas, TX. So, there's a Friday night when only Nazarene kids in LA, TX and AR get to go to Six Flags exclusively. Of course, the boys would like to do it. Unfortunately it's in October, and we've already almost zeroed out the Youth account with our trips and everything. So there's no way we could raise enough money to get tickets, and then have left over for food, gas and hotel and all that. So... yeah, we won't be going to Naz Night and that sorta disappointed the boys. But we have decided to try doing it next year... so...yeah, that should be interesting.
But! The boys got really excited, and said they wanted to do another lock-in before school started. Alicia was dead-set against it, but I kinda figured... what's one more night without sleep? So, I was like, 'I don't see why not...' BEFORE I realized that school starts on the 19th of this month =..= So, yeah, we're gonna be having a Lock-In on the 14th. So! We've decided to have a lock-in and invite the Berryville church youth. We unanimously decided against ordering pizza again. We're gonna buy burger patties and hot dogs and Alicia's gonna bring her portable grill and we'll just have hot dogs and burgers. They're more filling.
Other than that, we've pretty much decided no PS2/3 games, and we'll be starting later.... At some point, capture the flag will be played. Other than that... I'm fairly sure the schedule is still up in the air. We'll both be printing off our movie lists (again) and taking nominations.
Oh, and also, I was telling Alicia that I wish we had a peg board for the youth. Just something to put a calendar up on and pictures and stuff that really shows it's the Youth's room. So she said we'd talk to Bro. Sam about it. But then... when we went to church yesterday, I noticed... there is a large peg board in the youth room, but it's on the opposite side of the room behind the door, and it was covered in preschool things. I mean, seriously... it all look like the type of stuff you'd see in grade school or something. So, I asked if it was ok that we just use that one. The answer was a yes, that was what it was there for in the first place. The person who'd decorated it originally was Terri, the last youth 'leader'.
So! I ripped everything off that board! :D Then, last night, I brought the poster board, and some sharpies, along with an enormous desk calendar and the print outs I did for the Youth attendance and points and a folder to keep all the loose paperwork in. I didn't have any tacks or anything, but luckily the church did, so we used that and put what we could up - the calendar, a few bulletins, etc. We gave each family (all 2 of them -..-) a sharpie color, and we designated a few extra colors for the Berryville church, birthdays and important events. Then we cut part of the poster long ways, using the black sharpie to divide different sections... then we pinned that to the peg board loosely, and hung the sharpies up on the board.
Then, we went to Wal-Mart and we bought some card-stock and those picture hanging strips that stick to the wall and the photo and all but come of cleanly.... We figured we can move the board to the front and center of the room. Alicia asked me to bring my laptop, so I did. And she brought her jump drive and hijacked all the pictures I've taken of the youth so far.... evidenlty she has a picture printer or something. So, she's gonna print out some of the good pictures for us to put up on the board :) Since I have two of those wave light cutter things for my scrap-booking, I've decided to go ahead and donate the second one to our purposes.
She said that we'd get together tomorrow and go to the church to visit the board again....but...I dunno, I think we could just show up early Wednesday.../shrug. But, she said she'd come and pick me up and we'd head to church to see about it. Then we'd head back to my place and hang out. So... we have a plan! Mwaha :)
I suppose that's all for now. Mom and I are about to go head and eat supper. She made loaded potato soup :) yum. I'll type later, Sunshines.
Your Defense Mechanism is Humor
When life gets you down, you just have to laugh. And that's a very healthy reaction.
It's not that you don't take your problems seriously. You do. You just don't let them control you.
You are able to make the best of things, even when things look very, very bleak.
Some people may consider your sense of humor to be dark, but it has served you well!
You Think Creatively
|Your brain works best when you let your intuition be your guide.|
You like to imagine, speculate, and fantasize. You have fun playing with ideas.
You are interested in theories. You enjoy studying and developing them.
You are drawn toward art, philosophy, and even math. Almost every subject is interesting to you.
You Are Basil
You are a mild mannered person. People feel naturally calm around you.
You are warm hearted and loving. You have a close knit circle of friends and family.
You have the courage to be who you are in life, even if others disagree. You're proud of your uniqueness.
You are good at caring for and healing others. You are naturally soothing.
You Color Your Life With Subtle Coolness
You are a full of grace and peace. You don't let yourself get worked up.
You tend to be a bit reserved. You only speak when you really have something to say.
You aspire to a lot in life, and you're quietly working on your plan to take over the world.
You are elegant and a bit of a snob. You can't help it... you like expensive things!
You Are Record
Compared to most people, you are very aware and in the moment.
You pay very close attention to what's going on around you.
You see events from many perspectives, and you tend to be a detached observer.
Whenever something is going on, you're all eyes and ears!
The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!
Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."
Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Diggory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.
Take the most scientific Harry Potter
Quiz ever created.
Your Name's Power is Creativity
Your name's power is that it helps you be creative.
Your name conveys both purity and skill.
People who meet you can't help but think you are charming.
You try to live your life with people you trust, surrounded by nature.
You Are The Liver
You are a very versatile, adept person. You are able to do many jobs.
You seek balance at all times. You are good at adjusting yourself to keep things level.
You are able to counteract bad influences. You can neutralize anything toxic.
You are resilient like no one else. You can rebuild yourself completely if you need to.
You Are Rain Boots
You are a very playful and fun loving person. Nothing can slow you down.
You are dreamy, and you can find the romance in anything. The littlest things make you smile.
You are outgoing and friendly. You always find yourself talking to strangers.
You are optimistic about the world. Even when it's raining out, the sun is shining in your heart.
A.K.A. The Cajun Reeboks! :D Dem boots dey made fo’ walkin’! An Dat’s jus’ what dey dooo!
You Are a Carrot Cake Cupcake
You are a complex person. You have many interesting layers to your personality, though others might not know it.
You are drawn to a cross section of people. You friends play different roles in your life.
You are like a cupcake because you are are deceptively simple. There's actually a lot to you!
There are many ingredients in your life, and you only want them in proper amounts. Being you is a delicate art.
PS: Oh, we went to Wal-Mart and tried to get a universal power adapter for Makoto-san, aaaand after paying $89.99 we found that the people at Wal-Mart really don’t care if you have the right product or not >..> I checked for the correct (actual Apple) product online, and found what I need at Amazon.com for $19.91. See: AC Adapter A1021 for iBook PowerBook G4. <..<
So, Alicia left. She followed me home Sunday night and we just hung out together till tonight. Most of our time was spent watching TV. But there was a point in which we went to Wal-Mart for a grocery run. Of course, we’re both book freaks so, we had to check out the book isle (meagre though it is). When we strolled past the Stephenie Meyer section, she happened to ask me if Twilight was a good book >..> So, I told her the truth of course. And! I did not force her to buy the book....just like the people who sell crack to school kids, it’s their choice to buy :D
That was Monday...I think. We got back and watched more movies of course. Tuesday she started reading Twilight around 1ish, and she didn’t stop till some time after 6. Then...she got her stuff, got in her car and went to Wal-Mart to buy New Moon. O..O Whoops...my bad. Uh, then she read that till about 3:30 in the morning. When I woke up this morning around 11 (yes, we stayed up late so I slept late), she was reading my copy of Eclipse :D spreading the addiction, one person at a time.
As far as movies go, we covered The Flight of Dragons, Hellboy, Labyrinth, The Inheritance, Robin Hood - Men in Tights, X-Men: Evolution Season 1, the first episode of season 2 of X-men: Evolution, and the Pilot of Supernatural. She’s extraordinarily sheltered...so Supernatural isn’t to her taste. She thinks while it is entertaining, it’s too scary. As per my rule, you don’t have to watch everything I like. But if there is a series I like, then I require the first episode to be seen. Then you can decide :) We both love The Inheritance....as does most every girl I know who’s seen it...it’s especially great if only because it’s based on a true story.
Of the movies she wanted to see, we didn’t get to see Legend, Quest for Camelot, and The Goonies....but, I’m not going anywhere and whenever I get my trailer, I’m sure she’ll be about to hang out more often. There’s also Dune and Firefly which, she isn’t sure if she’s seen or not...which, those are the types of movies that if you’ve seen them, you know that you’ve seen them.
....and, tomorrow, after I’ve cleaned up the house a bit and put the laundry on to wash, I fully intend to have a Supernatural marathon. I’ve already got the first disk of Season 1 down...
Oh! When we went to Wal-Mart, I finally found a leather thingy that holds a monthly planner and a note pad along with pockets for other papers. I’d been looking for one for ages and the ones they had just weren’t meeting my needs exactly. Well I got this one, and tonight at church, I wrote! I wrote like 3 pages...which, admittedly, is not a lot. But! When you consider that I haven’t written anything since about a month before the move...it’s progress and that’s what matters. What also matters, is that it’s a section that actually goes in my original about where I left off :) I am pleased with myself, and I hope to keep up the good work. I’m also planning on putting copies of my resume in there for when I got job hunting....it’s a little unprofessional to carry them around in the folder I have that has “Waiting to be Discovered” on the outside :3 Unprofessional but loaded with personality :D
I guess that’s all for now...I mean, I’m sure there’s things to talk about but...meh. When I feel ‘meh’ about an entry, that means it’s time to stop typing :3 Soooo, till next time. ‘Night, Sunshines.
You Are the Artist
You are unique and inspired. You aren't happy unless you are making art of some sort.
Almost anything can be a catalyst for your creativity. You find the whole world stimulating.
You have beautiful visions, and you're good at expressing them. You like people to see what you see.
You also have an inventor's spirit. You're always thinking up new ideas and concepts.
This morning, I went and voted right away. I left the house around 7 and got there at 7:05, and I got out at 7:10. My Car was still warm. There were no people in front of me, and there was an open booth. So, it didn’t take long. Also, there was a sign on the door saying STOP! Look on the Table! And on the table there were all the candidates running and the amendments. Of course, they don’t put them in layman’s terms, but at least they had that before you get in the booth, right?
I had fun with Reiko this weekend, but she nearly made me lame from the 2 hours walking around Wal-Mart and then the other two hours walking around Target. I have to say, regestering at Target is so much easier. They give you a little inventory thingy to compile your list for both stores, but the one at Target has a full LCD display that shows what item you’ve chosen, how many you want and the price of each one. And plus, Target just always seems nicer than Wal-Mart for some odd reason ^..^
Not much else to post really...Here’s all the political quizes. Good to get them out now, right? Later, Sunshines.
You Should Live in a Purple State
Your preferences are 35% Blue, 65% Red
You may not be a swing voter, but you feel comfortable around moderate people.
You tend to do best in states with a red and blue mix - like Nevada and North Carolina.
You are adaptable. You can converse with a church crowd as easily as with grad students.
We Predict You Voted For McCain
We're 75% sure you voted for McCain.
You seem to fit the profile of a typical McCain voter.
We're not saying you should have (or shouldn't have) voted for him.
But if we had to place a bet, we'd guess you voted McCain this year.
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
We didn’t exactly sleep in Saturday. I believe it was around 8 when we got up. While I’m used to sleeping in till around 9/10, I knew I’d need time to wake up, and then I’d be off to town to pick up the trays I’d ordered with a few drinks.
And that’s pretty much exactly how it happened. I learned that if you’re going to pay for a tray for a party, they start at a bare minimum of $40. Sam’s gave us a nice croissant sandwich tray, and from Chick-Fil-A we got the Large cheesecake tray (sinfulness, anyone?).
We actually had everything ready around 12; partially because I’m OCD that way & partially because Misty had said she needed to come early. In fact, everyone showed up late. Reiko had called around 12, telling us she’d be a little late. Dena, one of our three nurses, showed up first around 2:20 with her two daughters Erin & Casey. Reiko followed around 2:30, & Lori and Lenda (our other two nurses) showed up around 2:45. Misty and Lacey did not attend.
I welcomed everyone, gave a small tour, had Happy Birthday sung to me, talked, opened gifts and then let Reiko take over the entertainment...which worked well, since she has no shame ^..^
Over all, my gifts include a $90 Wal-Mart gift card from my CoWorkers, 1 plant shipped over via delivery service from my boss, 2 movies (While you were Sleeping & The Princess Bride) from Chibi, 1 painted pony and a beta fish from Reiko, a Moon fairy figure from Scamp, the Black Beauty figure from my Twin, and 2 Beta fish in a beautiful bowl with a calla lily on top and a rock fountain from Mom. O..O Pretty decent birthday haul if I do say so myself. I named my three betas Lincoln, Blinkon and Nodd (Lynx, Blinky and Noddy).
Sunday was crash day. I remember very little about Sunday when I first think about it. I know we went to Taco Bell after church, then I blew my gift card @ Wal-Mart. Aside from the many groceries (and a new bowl for Noddy), I got a bunch of movies which include: 300, The Prestige, Transformers the Movie, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Ghost Rider, and Labyrinth. Indeed, not a bad haul at all ^..^ After we got back, Scamp showed me Fable, which I think, if I had the computer game, I’d like.
We then watched Labyrinth...which put the Goblin King on my ‘List of Guilty Pleasures’. This movie quickly became another one of my obsessions. I should’ve known I’d love it since I love all things Jim Hinson. But honestly, David Bowie is not on my list of hot guys, but damn! Him as Jareth I’ll take any day. I think it’s the cool clothes and makeup/hair...especially those pants...I told the girls at work that I watched it 3 times before I really looked at his face. I mean seriously, either those pants are super spandex two sizes too small or someone invested in a very large potato…
Monday wasn’t my best day. I wasn’t really feeling well, poor Noddy finally kicked the bucket (R.I.P., Noddy =..=’), and we took Scamp to be picked up by her parents. After that, I came home, showered and watched Labyrinth in Japanese. What? I said it was a new obsession!
Tuesday was a dull blur. Even my coworkers pointed out that I’ve been extremely quiet. Wednesday, I bought 3 LSU shirts, beings as we’ve officially switched from wearing Saints shirts on Friday. I also bought proper food for Lynx and Blinky, along with water diclorinator. And my Roomba came in. I’ve named him Harvey ^..^
Last night, I finally got all my movies over from my Mom’s house. I went through them, and what I could put in the stand, I did…then I realized (after seeing there was about 20 movies that wouldn’t fit), that they would fit perfectly between the sloping wall and the floor…so I stacked them that way…….it looked kinda cool. With my new movies, I now have about 139 movies in my movie collection (and that doesn’t include my Anime/Box set collection).
I actually love living alone. I’m sure at some point I’ll get tired of it, but as for right now…I’m enjoying my house. After work today, I’ll be doing some laundry (towels & sheets I hope), taping some more of Supernatural - season 2 for my cousin, and picking up wires and clutter so that Harvey can do his first job and vacuum my living room. I’m just glad it’s Friday. And that’s all for now, sunshines. Later.
You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To
Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.
Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.
But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?
It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.
What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever
What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth