OK, after four hours (give or take) of my re-reading the text, typing ideas on the text, staring googley-eyed at the text, cussing out the text, and then staring at a dark room, it’s finally done. Admittedly I was not as prepared for this as I had hoped I’d be. Obviously when the teacher says to read over the essay, what he actually means is to read and take notes and compose thoughts and ideas into written sentences that you will later use in your *insert ludicrous number of pages* paper won’t beat the tar out of you =..= I really do wish he’d just go ahead and actually say that as opposed to scaring us.
( ECI 2 )
Anyway, here it is for ill or nill. My second English Comp paper. It’s supposed to be a 3 page summary of Margaret Mead’s “Sex and Temperament”. Interesting material when I’m not trying to dissect it.
I think I’ll go and pack my head in ice now =..=
OK! I am done stressing and slaving over my paper! I’m going to turn it in tomorrow and that’s just all there is to it. My teacher will probably hate it/me, but he asked me to write about something personal and I don’t do academic writing about personal stuff TYVM. So here it is.
( ECI - Paper 1 )
Aaaand that’s all :) For better or worse. I’ll type later, Sunshines. When I have more energy -..-
You Are Reflective and Thoughtful
You are most comfortable when you are mixing things up a little bit. You like novelty in small doses.
You prefer to leave some things to chance. The world is a mysterious place, and you like to embrace the unknown.
You have no trouble finding contentment wherever you are in life. You are happy in the now.
You believe that if you look closely enough at people, they all have their own unique beauty.
- 23:50 @rebeccacurrence Oh me too. I told my doctor and she suggested eating something light... cereal or PB&J. Sometimes I need more though :| #
- 23:55 @rebeccacurrence Right you are! Which is exactly why I'm noming a Jimmy Dean sausage egg and cheese sandwich. #
- 00:07 Must sleeps nao =..= Closing Tweet: Bye, June 2010. And hello, July 2010. #
- 10:42 @rei2rei Don't trust the critics, but don't expect anything. Either way, you won't be dissappointed. #
- 10:43 @rei2rei I find that the movies critics hype are things I just don't care about and the things I love are things they ignore :| #
- 13:00 I generally like our pastor, and I don't mind when he drops by. I just wish I wasn't wearing my 'boob shirt' when he did... #
- 13:34 ...quoi? o..o RT @boingboing Silly Putty ingredient found in McNuggets - Boing Boing bit.ly/9c6k44 #
- 13:56 I love Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci... I especially love them together. They're mostly why I love Julie&Julia and the Devil Wears Prada. #
- 14:19 I keep thinking "I need to go and clean the church" and that thought's immeadately followed by "I feel so wretched" =..= #
- 14:19 I keep hoping I'll start to feel better...or at least close to decent, but every time I so much as stand up I'm sent spinninig again. #
- 14:40 Enough excuses =..= going to church to clean. I'll go slow in hopes I wont pass out. #
- 15:51 OMW home =..= #
- 20:45 Mom and I finally watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Not a bad movie, for an old movie. Still, too much song and dance for my taste :) #
- 21:43 FROGGIE :D!!! #
- 21:50 Froggie pic: bit.ly/af4jTY #
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Oh, so much to bitch about and no signal... darn. Good thing I can type up stuff and vent, and then post it to LJ later. Otherwise, I'd have no outlet... Well, it's Friday night, and we've survived the first official day of the family reunion. I'm feeling better today than I was yesterday - heck, I'm feeling better tonight than I was this morning (even if I can't help thinking 'I can't wait till Sunday' over and over and over).
We finally got the kitchen around 1, and all the ladies went in and unpacked as much as they needed and began cooking. Mom knew that I was feeling bad, so she told me to find our cabins and unpack our clothes and such. She gave my cousin Patricia the key to unlock the bunkhouse and all the cabins, and I agreed to follow her and just plah-kay myself down in whichever one of the cabins I choose. So, Pat, Jerry (Bernadine's youngest) and I dissembarked. I was in my little car (which reeked of rotten watermelon) and Pat and Jerry were in Pat's big diesel truck. They lead and I followed through the twisting labyrinth that is Chicot State Park. Finally we came upon Cabins 1-5. So, we parked on the side of the road and went over to cabin 1 to try and unlock it. It wouldn't unlock. We tried again. Still, no go. We went over to cabin 2 and faced the same thing.
So...we left my car parked where it was and went back to the front office. Pat explained our problem and then returned to the truck laughing. Turns out, there are 5 cabins behind the kitchen (where we were originally)...... so, we went and got my car, and then went back to the group area. We trekked back to the 'cabins'. It was pathetic. They were little rooms, each with six bunk beds and an AC. That was it. There was a separate building that had mens and womens shower stalls and toilets (two of each). We were told that all these facilities were self contained (meaning furnished with everything you would need)... they aren't. The beds are almost entirely bare. The kitchen, though full of pots and pans, had no seasonings, plates, forks, knives, spoons or glasses. When we told Mom, she was so disappointed and frustrated, she looked like she might cry. I know for a fact that she wanted to. We tried to make light of it, and assure her that we could handle it anyway, but she was still upset by it. Still, they were busy making the gumbo and potato salad for that night, so she had something to occupy herself with... otherwise, she would've thought about it too much and been more upset. You know how that is.
Technically, we got this place at a great deal. It isn't cheap by any means, but it's cheap in comparison for what we want. But still, the pictures of the cabins online are the pictures of plush places, with sofas and beds and flat screen TVs. Not wall-to-wall bunk beds and communal bathrooms. Mom's worked hard to pull this together, and it's upsetting to see so little be supplied considering how much she's put into it.
Most easily put, I hate this place. I'm still sick, though not feverish, so at least that isn't a worry. But still. I'm the type of person that likes my own space. Bunk beds are confining. And the fact that I can't have privacy in a shower... That's just my own private hell. If I were perfectly healthy, I would hate this place.
We've managed to borrow sleeping bags from those that came more prepared. Still. It just isn't what we'd thought it'd be.
Oh well. I'm absolutely exhausted, and it's terribly freezing in here. Goodnight, Sunshines =..=
You Are "Across the Universe"
You are spiritual, deep, and at peace. You try to keep life in perspective.
You can't help but realize how small you are in the universe. You're just thankful you exist.
You tend to be a stream of consciousness thinker. You just let your thoughts flow, even when they don't make sense initially.
You trust your intuition to guide you. You know that whatever is in your heart is right and true.
Wow...s'been a while since I've done a movie review (srsly, it was like september of last year last time or something). And... I need to vent about this movie I just watched...so here we go.
Rating 2 out of 5
Over all, the general idea behind this movie was worth the tell of a story.... unfortunately everything else sucked so badly, that I didn't even care any more. I suppose now I know why it was $3 at Big Lots -..-'
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!
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.
Holy Cow. So, we won't be doing another lock-in for a very... very.... VERY long time =..= If only to give ourselves time to forget how grueling it can be. Alicia and I were the only ones who didn't sleep at all. The others stayed up a lot, but each one of them did end up falling asleep, even if it was for a brief period of time. Billy swears he wasn't sleeping, he was on stand-by :) But I'm getting ahead of myself. OK! Let's see.
I got to the church around 4. Alicia had stressed about everything, and thus, showed up mega early to make sure everything was set up. So, I got there and unloaded all the snacks and drinks and such, and then Alicia wen to pick up Takara and Lamarr and their cousin. Well, not too long after she left, the Tyree brothers showed up with their friend Buddy. Billy, Jesse and Julian I knew, but I'd never met Buddy before. He's energetic, and rambunctious, and loud... and after a while, he's really annoying -..- But, they were hanging out and talking and then a few minutes later, Takara and Lamarr show up with their cousin. Their parents had dropped them off o..o' So I texted Alicia to let her know that they were here... and she came back. I should say, Takara's cousin was Timmy, which was confusing because Alicia told me it was a girl named Penny =..= So, essentially, the only girl was Takara.
The boys started playing PS3, and I mean really playing. They played Rock Band first (until the pizza arrived). My parents had shown up then, but I told them they didn't have to stay if they didn't want to, because Dad had only gotten home that morning at 9 and he had been driving for about 2 days =..= So, they left as soon as we were all fed. They reminded me that they were only a phone call away, so that was nice.
The boys hopped back onto the PS3, and Takara jumped on Alicia's computer and played games there. Alicia had brought a game called Dance Dance Dance... which is a Vegie Tales version of Dance Dance Revolution, but it didn't work. The game would run just fine, but the pads that you're supposed to dance on would not. So... that was shot. For a long time, the boys just took turns playing fighting games like Soul Caliber, Call of Duty and...other such games O..o' I lost count of all the games they were playing. At one point, the older boys (the Tyrees and Buddy) got really bored, and they noticed it was raining outside, so they tried to force random members of their own group outside in the rain. I would then stand by the door and say "Oh! He's running around to the other door!" and when they'd race over to the other door to intercept, I'd open the back door and let the guy in -..- guys. After that, they discovered a ping-pong set and used the entire fellowship hall to just smack the ping-pong balls back and forth to each other. Was amusing, if only because they kept trying to keep more than one ball in circulation. ... it wasn't so amusing when they just started throwing the balls at each other -..- again, guys. It's all funny now, but at the time it all just seemed kinda annoying.
Everyone was getting kinda bored with the games. I had forgotten my iPod at my house, so I said I was going to run over and get it. T (Takara) was bored and annoyed with the boys, so I asked her if she wanted to come along for the ride, and she jumped at the chance. She looked around the house, and I showed her the library... and she ended up borrowing Breaking Dawn from me o..o I suppose it's only fair, since I brought that Ultimate Guide to Transformers for Lamarr. So, she got that book and I got Calliope (my iPod) and then we headed back. During our absence, Alicia conducted a small devotional about acceptance (whatevs), and then it was decided that we'd stop playing the games and head upstairs to watch the movies.
We actually put the movies on around 9ish... we struggled with trying to get the sound to work. See, the movies were played in the Sanctuary. We have a projector hooked up to a laptop in there, and so we just put the movies on the laptop and projected them onto the screen.... but the laptop isn't hooked up to the sound booth, so we had to hook speakers onto the laptop and then put a mic between those speakers.... but we couldn't put the mic too close to the speakers, because it would feed back terribly -..- It really didn't help that Buddy would not shut up. He talked almost all the way through Prince Caspian. At one point I told Alicia to just put subtitles up because that would be the only way anyone would be able to know what was being said ... of course, then he started reading the subtitles outloud -..-
After that, there was a 30 minute break in which everyone went to the bathroom and got something to drink (energy drinks) and snacked a bit. We didn't allow them to bring food or drinks into the sanctuary, so of course they had to wait to snack (of course, they probably snuck stuff in >..>). After the break, we started Iron Man which was awesome, as always. I'm fairly certain that T fell asleep during that, and she had borrowed my iPod. She turned it off when she felt herself slipping and just passed out.
We were all pretty tired after that... so, once again, there was about a 30 minute break. Alicia asked me to play some loud music that would wake us all up, and she'd turn the speakers on in the fellowship hall where the food was so that everyone would hear it. So, I played a lot of Thousand Foot Krutch (one of my favorite bands), and that was really energizing. Then Alicia came up and asked if it'd be a good idea to play Mortal Kombat as opposed to The Dark Knight or Hellboy 2, because both of those movies are really long (meaning we'd all probably have a better chance of falling asleep in there) as opposed to MK and MK:A which is maybe an hour and a half at best each. So, we decided on Mortal Kombat, and as a way to signal that we'd soon me starting that movie, I put the Mortal Kombat: Annihilation soundtrack on :D
Jesse and Buddy came running up the stairs and started dancing around, and they were very closely followed by Billy and Julian. It was hilarious to watch them dancing around, because they weren't really trying to dance .... it was more of a ' jump forward while punching straight up in the air' dance.... so it covered a lot of ground and looked very funny.
Anyway, we started the first movie and continued with our '30 minute break in between' routine before starting Mortal Kombat Annihilation. During the break there, I was just sitting in the sanctuary reading... and I hear the floor start to squeak (which means someone has entered the sanctuary) and I look behind me and Jesse and Julian are sneaking around, ducking behind furniture and making their own dramatic spy theme music. There was a part where Julian ran by on all fours and then ducked and rolled behind a pue... I thought I'd die laughing. But the point was that at some point, Jesse had brought up a can of Mountain Dew, and they were trying to sneak it back out... I was so amused by their antics I couldn't be angry at them for breaking the no food/drink rule =..= I'm a bad disciplinarian. But, after that we put the MK:A movie on....I think Alicia had tried to sleep a little, because she had intended to start cooking breakfast around 8, but wanted to sleep some first. She didn't really manage it, so she just decided to go downstairs and cook breakfast right then so that it'd be done whenever the movie was over.
She and I were the only ones that didn't sleep at all.... the older boys were all awake by the end, but they had napped a bit during the movie. And Takara and Lamarr were OUT. Dead to the world and all. So, while I was hooking up my iPod to the sound system to play some stirring music, Buddy ran downstairs, got some of my fingernail polish (I'd brought it for Takara, in case she wanted a manicure or something) ran back upstairs and painted some of Lamarr's toes =..= Was funny when Lamarr woke up, but at the time I just kept wondering why Buddy was running around laughing like a maniac >..>
Alicia cooked breakfast and we all headed down to eat. She had made boy-scout breakfast, which is a pound of potatoes, a dozen eggs, a pound of bacon and a pound of cheese all stirred together in one skillet. She also made biscuits, which I thought were awesome :) The kids settled in the youth's Sunday School room to talk and eat together... but afterwards, when we asked them whether they wanted to watch Hellboy 2 or The Dark Knight, they couldn't make up their minds. So, Alicia and I decided to start the clean up process and we made them stay there and play the quiet game.
I put Harvey on in the Sanctuary upstairs after I made sure that everything was picked up off the floor and then went downstairs to see what needed to be done. I have to say...The kids did stay there and they were fairly quiet (the game was that if anyone made a noise, the entire room could smack them on the rear... that was Alicia's idea =..=), and I washed all the dishes (by hand, because a lot of them really needed it and Alicia still hadn't unloaded the dishwasher) and Alicia swept. She got the kids to help her arrange the tables in the middle of the fellowship hall, and then they all went up to the sanctuary to get their stuff... somewhere along the way, Alicia told them that Harvey was up there cleaning and not to get in his way... so they all got their stuff, but then they just sat there and watched Harvey bump into things o..o it was really funny to see them so enthralled by my vacuum :D I realized that everyone yells at the roomba too, because they kept yelling, "Harvey! Come back here! You missed a spot!"
Anyway, I finished up the dishes and cleared off all the counters, putting trash in the trash can and putting food where it was supposed to go. Then I wiped off the counter tops. After that, I got the old vacuum out off the cabinet and vacuumed the youth room. I went up stairs to watch Harvey, and Alicia made the kids find all the ping-pong balls and put the set back in the youth room where it belonged. After we checked everything, we turned off the lights and air and then locked up and it was all over.
I know I headed home and showered... I do not remember much of it. But I wasn't feeling good at all... so I took my pills along with half of a muscle relaxer and slept for quite a while. Mom called me for supper, but after I'd eaten and talked with them a bit, I ambled back over to my place. I didn't want to sleep because I was afraid it'd mess up my sleep schedule, but I really wasn't awake enough to do much.
Today I am almost just as exhausted as I was yesterday =..= So, like I said, we're gonna be waiting a long long time before we do this again... if only so we can remember why we shouldn't. I do intend to have another movie night some time in August before school starts... but other than that, we really don't have any definitive plans for the youth at this point. We're just happy to have survived this event :)
I guess that's all... My account for the days of the lock-in are finished and I've nothing more to add :) Later, Sunshines.
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Your Cell Phone Etiquette is 14% Bad, 86% Good
You are practically a cell phone saint. You never annoy the people around you.
Everyone should have phone manners as good as yours. And you sure wish they did!
/sigh. Gosh I suck. No postage for way too long. It’s almost been a week >..> and I cannot have two quiz spams side by side.
Uhhh, I had to order that charger from Amazon to get Makoto up and working. I mean, I tried just holding the charger in place and hoping it'd charge but, no dice. So, I finally have my charger :D It came in and Makoto is back to 100%. Thank you, Amazon.com :)
So! Let's see....I should probably make a list of things to discuss since it's been almost a week. Alicia and I met Tuesday night at Uncommon Grounds. I busted my bum to get what little I have of my original story typed up properly and put into a folder so she could take it and read it. So far, her only problem is that there's so little of it =..= I'm hoping that if we keep meeting regularly, that I'll find some motivation to write more :) Lord knows, my original needs all the help it can get.
Hey, Scamp? How much of my original did I actually send to you o..o? I'm wondering if I actually have more now or if I sent it all to you...
You know something else that's been bothering me? I have been swinging for about 3 weeks or so now, and it still hurts to do it most of the time. I thought you were supposed to exercise for a time, and then your body would adjust to that and it wouldn't hurt to exercise >..> I have never enjoyed exercise. It's really hard to make yourself do something when you don't enjoy it. I enjoy swinging, and that is the only reason I've managed to stick with that exercise routine. Mom and I do want to get, like, yoga mats and weights with DVDs, and get some sort of exercise routine going. I mean, I've switched entirely to drinking water now, and I feel great, but I've got to get moving more often....and as much as I hate it, that means cardio -..- God, but I do hate cardio.
You really don't know frustration until you have to move. Or when you have to unpack...that's frustrating too. Especially when you have no power or water in your house...and no money. That sucks. Every day, I've been taking boxes and stuff over to my trailer and just stacking some of those boxes. Mom and I went over there today and started unpacking the kitchen....we agreed that all the pots and pans and dishes were dirty and would need to be cleaned before use =..= We also went to Target yesterday, and I got everything I need for my spare bathroom. I've never had a spare bathroom, so it was like, "What can I do there?" I didn't want to over do anything, but I still wanted it to be nice. Oh, and Mom and I unpacked all my clothes and put it in my enormous closet :) That was fun. We did sorta agree that there's no point in unpacking books or DVDs (the main mass of my things really). I mean, till I get those book shelves, my books have no place to go, and till I get a DVD cabinet, my DVDs have no place to go so....yeah. Kinda don't want them spread out all over the place.
It's weird to move and unpack, because you feel almost like you're getting presents when you remember everything that starts coming out of boxes. And you get all nostalgic because you're like, "Oh! This box is full of my movies!" or "Wow! I'd forgotten I had that!" even. It's just strange...good, but strange. The down-side, of course, is when you pull something out of the box and it's broken ;_; quite a few things have taken damage actually.
I've been working on Mom's Mother's Day gift for a while now. Every time I get the chance to stay home alone, I take it. What I'm doing is, I'm scanning as many old photos as I can find onto my log in on her new computer. I'm hoping that I can get a jump drive and transfer them all over the day before Mother's Day, and that'll be her Mothers Day gift :D I'm sure she'll love it, because she has no idea I'm doing it and she absolutely loves surprises. And plus that's something she's really been wanting to do, you know? Safeguard all her memories and such. So, shhh, don't tell anyone. But I've been working like a mad woman to get as much done as possible. It's not easy when the photos are not dated, and most of them aren't >..> Still, it's good to have them safe :)
Oh, our Trailer dude who sold us the trailer and moved it for us and all, he said that during every move a trailer takes some damage. So, we're supposed to take note of the things that are messed up inside the trailer and he'll fix them for us. So far, this is what I have...
1. The screen door has some damage to it on the outside.
2. The siding around the door is coming off in one spot.
3. The front door will not stay closed unless the deadbolt is locked.
4. The outside light fell off...we still don't know why o..o.
5. The floor in the kitchen is messed up, bowing slightly.
6. The joint in the kitchen has come away from the wall.
7. The recessed lighting in the kitchen is not sitting right.
8. The laminent near the stove and on the floor near the dishwasher is crackling.
Considering the hills and thrills they endured coming here, that's really a small list of things :) Every time I go into my trailer, I'm happy. I like how it looks inside, and it's just bare bones, so I know I'm going to enjoy it a lot whenever I actually can move in and put my stuff everywhere.
I haven't heard anything from my Twin recently...which is weird, since I re-sent her the letter that I'd e-mailed to the wrong place -..-' Dad and I were talking, and he figured since she's close to Atlanta, we might just get a round-trip ticket for me and I fly out :) That'd be really awesome. Oddly enough, Reiko has been so lonely lately, when I told her I'd be near Atlanta, she wanted to know if she could come to the wedding o..o' She was like, "I'll bring a gift! That's all that matters, right? The guests need to bring gifts! Atlanta's only 4 hours from here! And I can see you!" ...yeah...
Oh, speaking of Reiko. Like I said, she's been really lonely lately. Oddly enough, she has very few friends in NC, and since the army wives she does know have very little in common with her, she's actually transformed into the 'quiet one' of the bunch. I know o..o weird. But, I've been thinking how much I'd love to go to an anime con (not this year, but maybe next depending), and Animazement is right there in Raleigh. If we want to get together again (and if we actually have money to attend), I could meet up with her and we could go there :) That'd be fun! And Mecha Con was such a blast.... cons really are the best way to get together :D I think. I mean, the Gathering with my Twin and then Mecha Con with Reiko. Both of them were a blast, and more so because of the company than because of the con. The Con's just a great excuse to get together and be crazy :)
Of course, I started looking up conventions close to me. The easiest for me would be the Arkansas Anime Festival...it looks pretty cheap for a con though (even if they're calling it a festival. It's $17 per day for adults who are pre-registered AND it's in Fayetteville... that's an hour and 40 minutes away (not to mention dirt cheap)! I mean, I know that there's also Kawa Kon (in Clayton, MO) and
Naka Kon (in Kansas City, Mo), but Fayetteville is just uber convenient.
....wouldn't it be awesome, if every couple of years my friends and I could just meet up at a con? I mean, we could take turns since we're all in different places, but each year one of us would have the con in our state/nearby, and we'd all just have a great excuse to go :3
...all that anime/friend talk being said...I really miss my Red vs. Blue =..= I wanted to buy The Blood Gluch Chronicles after I'd given my individual DVDs to Reiko...but then the Rents told me I was moving so...yah.. And now! they have the new season, Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction, out....and it's totally effin' awesome :D I mean, I've seen it all on the web site, but I really do have to have that <..< eventually...it will be mine..
Meh....I've talked/typed enough...goodness, but did I ever type enough. I really can't think of anything more to say and...I'm wanting to relax a bit. I'll post again later, Sunshines :)
You Are Dusk
You are a naturally idealistic and creative person. You look forward to nights where everything is possible.
You spend most of your energy on play. Work is okay, but the true you emerges after the work day is done.
You're an offbeat type that doesn't like rules or schedules. Life's too short to waste at a desk in a cube.
Whether you spend your night socializing or working on side projects, you like that your time is yours.
Church this morning was interesting. I’m sitting in my class room wondering where Alicia is...when in walks someone new. A new guy in the church named Steve...though no where near as nice as the guy from Blue’s Clues >..> He immediately starts talking about finding love, hooking up with a girl to see what her future goals are and what she wants out of life. He says he’d like to have at least one child if the eventuality should arise and if she couldn’t have one he wouldn’t mind adopting. I should mention, we’re alone in the room. I look up and say, “I don’t even want children. I know myself well enough, and I'm too lazy and too selfish at this point.” he continues talking about where he grew up and his past and how he would want children. I shake my head again and repeat that I don’t want kids. He then says, “Oh, well I’m not even gonna talk to you about kids. You’ll meet the right guy some day, and then you’ll see.”
Honestly, Steve. What’s wrong with just me, Steve? You don’t think maybe if I’d find ‘Mr. Right’ (who probably wouldn’t be quite right), you don’t think he’d think maybe I would be enough for him? Am I not enough in myself, Steve? What’s wrong with just me, Steve? Hey, Steve, while you’re off finding some girl to connect to, why don’t you try not being a jerk, K? >..>
The nerve of some people >..<
....anyway. After a nice Sunday School concerning the last supper, I went upstairs to the sound booth. Alicia did not show, and I assume that means she was in too much pain with her knee to make it. I hope she feels better soon....but, I had asked the pastor if we could lower the sound board, because the desk that it’s on is up on pillars. Today was my first day sitting in an actual chair as opposed to a stool, working on the sound board. And aside from one of the chorus guys programming the wrong song into the worship...everything went ok. The pastor spoke of the commandment, Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness/ A.K.A. don’t lie. He went a little further than that though. He said that it means more than just telling falsehoods, but also to be honest in every area of our lives....Good advice to live by...too bad there’s so many sensitive people in this world who say they want your honest opinion of something and then get offended.
There was a spaghetti lunch after church which was a fund raiser for our youth group. The whole church pretty much turned out to support them and give them money (plus, you gotta eat, right). I sat between Mrs. Carolyn (not to be confused with either of my Aunt Carolyns >..> too many Carolyns!) and the pastor. I leaned over to her and said, “You know what they say, keep your friends close and..” and the past slide closer to me and then forked my buttered bread ^..^ He called up to the servers and asked if they’d bring him a piece of bread and then gave that piece to me, but he accidentally dropped his XD!!! Twas funny.
Unfortunately, the noise and the bright lights got to me, I think. My stomach started pitching and rolling and just being uneasy and now I feel like I might be coming down with a migraine =..= I’ve taken some medicine and I’m gonna lay down in my nice, dark room...so if you don’t hear from me till tomorrow and I start asking what I’ve been doing, don’t be worried :)
The True You Feels Unappreciated
You want your girlfriend or boyfriend to do more for you.
With respect to money, you spend as little as possible.
You think good luck doesn't exist - reality is built on practicalities.
The hidden side of your personality tends to be satisfied to care for things with a minimal amount of effort.
You are tend to think about others' feelings a lot, perhaps because you are so eager to be liked.
When it comes to finding a romantic partner, you base your search on information from your friends.
You Would Win Best Supporting Actor / Actress
You are a quirky, fascinating person. You understand the world well.
There's no one quite like you. Your uniqueness leaves a strong impression on people.
You are bold and willing to take risks. People may love or hate you, but at least they'll notice you.
You are just different enough to make a great character actor. You can make a smaller part come alive.
You Crave an Exhilarating Life
Your dream is to live a life of inspiration, ideas, and wisdom.
There's so much to do in the world, and it's important that you accomplish something great.
You desire success, but not necessarily material success. Success could be helping others find the right path.
More than anything else, you want to reach your goals... no matter how high they may be.
You Are Tea
You are mellow and reflective. You don't allow yourself to feel in a rush and frenzied.
You're likely to appreciated the ideas or connections that come up over a warm cup of tea.
While you do enjoy the energy of a caffeine boost, you love that it allows you to take a break.
You're not in a rush to do anything. You're content with your life, and in no rush to change it.
You Are LOL
The internet is always cracking you up. You could waste the day away finding things to laugh at.
You're usually the first one to find a new funny video, picture, or website.
You're always up for wasting time online, even if (especially if) you're at work.
You also tend to spend a lot of time chatting, especially with people who make you laugh out loud.
You Communicate Clearly
You're the type of person who thinks before you talk. You speak in an ordered, insightful, and concise way.
You speak authoritatively and with conviction. If you take the time to say something, you stand behind it.
You only say what you need to. You believe that your words are strongest when they're not diluted.
When you have a lot to say, you map out your words ahead of time. You prefer to speak in bullet points.
You Are Caramel deLites / Samosas
You are blessed with a brilliant, dynamic mind. It's sometimes hard to figure out what your focus should be.
You're the type of person who does almost everything well. You are very competent but also unfocused.
You're not an easy person to pin down. You are vibrantly complex.
You have many facets to your personality, and they're often in competition with one another.
You Were an Inspired Kid
When you were a kid, you tended to see things from a unique, inventive perspective.
In class, you were either asking lots of questions or getting lost in a daydream.
You excelled at brainstorming. People were always amazed with what you came up with.
You didn't do as well with structured activities. Giving you freedom was the only way to make you shine.
You Are Warm
You are as patient, as outgoing, and as nice as you can be.
You understand people well, and you mostly enjoy being around them.
You are a naturally warm person, but you do have times when you're feeling a bit distant.
But even when you're feeling distant, you try to be empathetic. You always go the extra mile.
Your Energy Level is Moderate
For you, life is all about balance. You keep active, but you rest a lot too.
You have enough vigor to get everything done... with a little left over for some fun.
You find that you have plenty of energy, as long as you give yourself time to recharge.
But if you don't take care of yourself, you notice that your energy levels really plummet.
No Devil’s Pot of Tea, Mulan @..@
Holy Crow, and Super Pig! S’been a while…um, updates are…Ike was terrible in the way the Rita was terrible. Gustav and Ike were very much like Katrina and Rita. Gustav had terribly high winds and storm surge, but Ike had a storm surge too! And the rain! Half of my backyard was underwater. My yard almost dried up, but then more rain came yesterday…so yeah. Back to the mud pit takes on a whole different meaning.
Power, running water and internet…we have that, but no cable still. Some people have gotten it back, but my cable’s pretty much been out since the 1st. There’s nothing to really do about it, because the crews are working as hard as they can and as fast as they can...it’s just an annoying dilemma. I totally missed the first episode of Supernatural, and I’m hesitant to buy it on iTunes...I bought all of season 3 on iTunes, and even if it made it easy for me to catch the episodes I missed, I still was a little less enthusiastic about the 3rd seasons box set when I actually got it. I haven’t gotten the second season of Heroes yet either (trying to save money) either…I know I’m going to miss the third season opener – or at least I’m preparing myself for that since I don’t think I’ll have cable by then. /sigh. what a mess these hurricanes are.
I finally placed an order with Amazon.com the other day (I had a $24 gift certificate too…which…I don’t understand, but thanks to whoever got that for me!). So now, my list of gifts has included Scamp’s Birthday and Christmas presents (which I’ve had for a long time now), Part of Dad’s Christmas present, Jen-Lyn’s birthday and Christmas presents (I got more than one, so I just figure I’ll call them both) and Chibi’s Birthday Present. I still need to buy Christmas presents for Mom, Chibi and Reiko...But, I’m working on it.
Big dent in my money – Reiko called me yesterday saying she’d found a shop in New Orleans (or somewhere) that had her perfect wedding dress and perfect bride’s maid dresses. I needed to call them, before 4 pm that day, and give them my measurements in order to not have a rush order and pay $40 more. Oh, and of course, it’s my job to throw the bachelorett party…which would be just fine if that meant that I had to invite girls over, decorate my house, and put on Supernatural, but I have this bad feeling that Reiko will want alcohol involved, and I’m not up on buying booze so…yeah. I may just buy the decorations I was looking at and tell everyone BYOB if you must. Pull out the futon and air mattresses and let everyone sleep over…….oh, also, I’m designing her wedding invitations. I’ve done it before, but never someone who was so important to me. I really hope I can give her what she wants.
Dad finally came in from offshore. What a fiasco that was. I’ve never hated a company so much in my whole life. He had been told to drive to Lafayette, LA when Lafayette was being evacuated thanks to Gustav, right? Well, they rerouted him to Houston, TX, and flew him out to Mexico from there. When he come in, they brought him to New Orleans, then fueled up the plain again to fly him to Memphis, TN (Quoi?) and then back to Lafayette, LA, where he had to catch a hot-shot drive to Houston, TX………….WTF, People!? Seriously! Is that not crazy? He finally called me around 10 pm Monday night saying that he was safely at his truck in Houston, and that he’d be driving over to my place. I told him I’d leave the door unlocked for him. It’s a good thing I did, because he didn’t get in till about 3 am.
He spent the next two days helping me buy some groceries (my fridge was virtually bare), mowing the lawn, fixing busted pipes, and mending the roof to both our houses. I mentioned to him about this printer I’ve been having my eye on. It’s the Kodak EasyShare 5500, which I’d seen advertised one day. Sure it’s a great printer and everything, but what really got me interested in it was the fact that the black ink cartridge is $9.99 and the color is like $14.99 – together you can get them for $22.99. And that’s an amazing savings right there. Plus it’s a superior printing product. So, after I’d told him about it (Because I knew Mom needed a new printer too) he says, “Well, you’ve got my credit card. Why don’t you just put it on the credit card and buy that?” So that’s my birthday present from my parents. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
A couple of nights ago, I read a lot of the Twilight saga before bed. Then I had a dream about it...and it wouldn’t go away. So, I decided to write a Twilight fan fic…Which is both wonderful and terrible at the same time. If only I could channel my inspiration and just work on my original story! But, alas! I must write within a world of hot vampires and werewolves…../sarcasm. woe unto me. I’m surprised at how quickly it’s coming though...maybe because I’m making myself get into the characters and stare at the computer screen…really flushing out what I want from this story and who the characters are and all that jazz. I have 2 chapters and one prologue...it’s all small stuff…but then again that last little fic I wrote about my and my cousin’s WoW characters was small too….maybe I’m expecting too much of myself. Maybe I should focus on smaller chapters. /shrug. who knows. Either way, at least my creativity is going and not dead.
Work’s been work….it has actually been somewhat bearable if only because it’s all-consuming. I work on a mountain of files and don’t notice what time it is for hours. I find myself saying things like, “Whoa…it’s already 12 (3, 5)?” It’s actually pretty awesome. Oh, and you know what else is awesome? For the week of the 1st through the 5th (you know, when Gustav hit and power was out and all that?) my boss is paying us without taking away from our vacation/sick time. How cool is that? My bosses rock.
….what else is there to talk about? Hmm….well, I finally got back on WoW the other night…well, night before too. I got together with my cousin and we did some RP. But last night, I took Agaruwen to ….wherever she was before I stopped playing =..= I don’t even remember the name of the place! I might’ve played for about an hour...just doing the quests she had and all. But without anyone there to talk to, it’s sort of boring, so...it wasn’t long before I called it a night. Still. At least I’m playing a bit.
…Kinda feel a little pleased with myself. I woke up this morning, put on a pot of coffee, swept my kitchen, washed the dishes and set the clothes to washing….now, I really should go and have some breakfast =..=
What Your Purple Umbrella Says About You
When faced with adversity, you remain together and graceful.
You are very balanced, and it's hard for you to let yourself get too down.
You are brainy and philosophical. It's hard for you to lose your broad perspective on life.
You accept things as they are. You don't try to change anything that can't be changed.
On a rainy day: you should spend the day reading
And hello, from a very safe Harrison, Arkansas (the state of bordum, not to be confused with the state of panic – Louisiana – or the state of disaster – Florida). As much as I’d love to say that the entire visit here has been wonderful and I’ve been loving every second, it wouldn’t entirely be true. Yes, I’m loving the time I spend here with my parents (though sometimes it does get boring watching the weather channel); however, I must say, you leave home for a little surprise birthday/vacation thingy, and all hell breaks loose! Ever since I left, I’ve been getting calls from everyone asking where I am and if I know that Gustav is heading straight for my house (the bastard. Doesn’t he know is rude not to drop by when people aren’t at home?). So, while my time here has been wonderful, there is a shadow still lingering, what with my childhood home being threatened along with everything I own, and everyone I love.
In really good news, Mom loved her surprise (as I knew she would). She even liked her present (the hummingbird earrings). But she really loved me showing up. I left my house around 3:30 a.m. Thursday and I arrived at my parents’ place around 2:55. Almost 12 hours...and boy did my backside really feel the strain of the journey (and my back, and shoulders and arms and legs..). After getting everything unloaded from the car and settling in and eating a bit (I hadn’t actually eaten since 6:45 that morning =..=), we met up with their friends (who also happen to be the pastor and his wife) and headed down to the Buffalo River. It was cool, but refreshing to be weightless after all those hours of sitting in the car and…feeling weighty XD. We frolicked around for a while, and waded, and just sat in chairs in the middle of the water, just enjoyed ourselves. Then it was back home. Not much else happened that night.
Yesterday, we woke up to the weather channel, Gustav, and everyone we knew in that area either calling us or being called by us to ask about plans. We had planed on going to Branson, MO to celebrate Mom’s birthday. You know, walk around, see the sights, window shop, take in a show and eat some good food. We didn’t leave till 1ish. The car ride nearly made me sick too.. but we got there, and found that Gracie (my parents’ Garmin GPS) is amazing for finding exactly what we want. We used her quite often. We went to the IMAX which had a bunch of small stores inside it. Dad ended up buying Mom a fancy-dancy clock that plays different songs and lights up at each hour (but has a light sensor, so it won’t at night). Then we went to the Bass Pro shop...just to look around. We went to see the Presleys’ Show…the Presleys’ Country Jamboree...I’m a little wary about anything with the word “Jamboree” in it…but what the hay. It’s for Mom anyway. It was amusing, but…not really my scene. But I wasn’t there for me, right?
I’m really getting mixed reports...yesterday, Scamp had told me that she and her family were evacuating north, but today Mom said that Aunt Jane said they’re staying in Lafayette (all of 20 minutes away from where they actually live). Of course, according to all the reports gas is scarce, and all hotels in north LA have been booked up. Reiko was all freaked, because they’re making her work at PetSmart, even though the city is under mandatory evacuation. Yeah...she says she going to leave for Conway, AR today after work. She’s already moved everything essential from the first story of her apartment to the second story, so she’ll just pack everything else (her animals and what she needs) and head up on back roads.
In a way, I’m glad I got out early, because everything’s going to hell now – what with the interstates being backed up and all. But…I really wish I could’ve had more time to move my stuff around, or pack it up and bored up the windows =..= Still, there’s no use worrying about it now. Just have to wait it all out and then see what the damage is later. As of now, I have no idea when I’ll be heading back up. Dad was supposed to leave tomorrow morning early sometime to be heading back off shore...and he has no idea what his company is going to want him to do, because...well, his company isn't the greatest humanitarian group. Gustav is supposed to hit sometime Monday or Tuesday, and from what I know, they’re blocking all roads leading south (as in to South LA…where my home is =..=). I know that we won’t exactly be having work...but that we’re expected to call in to the voice mail and see if there are messages O..o yeah…whatever. Anyway, plans for traveling back are uncertain. The only plans we really have are those for today (we’ll worry about tomorrow when it gets here). We’re going to go shopping at Wal-Mart, and then my parents are going to a party tonight (but I’m going to stay home and read).
I didn’t bring enough cough drops ~..~ Talk to ya’ll later, Sunshines.
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...so, I have my new car stereo. I took my car in at 9 this morning and around 10:45 I had it all paid for and was on my way back in to work. But let me tell you what happened after my post yesterday.
I called Circuit City to ask about that guy who was supposed to call me, and they said that he hadn’t come in and that they couldn’t find him. I spoke with the manager directly, explaining my problem. I was called back a little while later by a young lady saying that he had told them that he had told me to bring my car in Wednesday or Thursday morning...which, is crap because I firmly remember him telling me he was booked up all for Monday and he’d go in to Sam’s Audio early and get the part he needed, and call me at nine to get it installed. I asked if I could make an appointment for Wednesday morning at open. Then after thinking about it, I called Sam’s Audio asking if they had a similar stereo system, and how much it’d be to install it. They gave me a quote and I made an appointment for this morning at 9. I was so furious and anxious about the whole thing, that I gave myself a panic attack. My doctor had given me some pills to take when I have a panic attack, so I broke the pill in half and took half of the pill, hoping it’d help to calm me down.
….I broke out in a clammy sweat all over my body, it was very hard to breath, I was dizzy and drowsy and nauseous, I got the shakes, and everything, even sitting in my chair and staring at my monitor, was taxing. I finished the work-load for Saturday’s mail (God knows how), and told Lo that I had to go home. The girls looked at me and told me they were not comfortable with me driving myself home, because I’d gotten very pale and just didn’t look good at all (not to mention that I’d gotten deathly quiet the moment the pill kicked in, and they know that means I’m really not feeling good). So, I called my Aunt Carolyn and asked if she could come and pick me up. She said she’d come with Uncle George, and she’d drive me home while he followed in their car. I am glad they picked me up too, because I kept feeling like I was going to throw up at every turn. I got home, made myself some dry toast (the girls had recommended it) and went to bed. It felt like I wasn’t really sleeping, you know? Like I was motionless and my eyes were closed, but I was aware of everything. And yet, it was like no time had passed. I have to admit, other than feeling like my stomach was made of lead, all the other symptoms (save the grogginess of course) went away. So maybe it’s just that I couldn’t be up and moving around under those meds…lots of good that’d do me.
Around 6, my parents called – and I thanked God I’d had the good sense to keep my phone with me. I talked with them for a bit and then, I think I fell back to sleep. I woke up again around 7ish. I got up, ate a bit, watched some TV (mostly my Daria DVDs), and worked on organizing the pictures for the Mecha Con Scrap book. I did get some of my clothes washed, but I went to bed right after my shower.
I only took half of that pill, and I still feel drugged. But I felt well enough to come in to work and bring my car in, and the whole mess is over. This morning, after I dropped my car off, I texted people….because I was bored just sitting there. I hadn’t thought to bring something to read. Reiko was busy at work, Chibi was at chapel, and only asked texted back to ask when I was going to Arkansas. Scamp, got my text message and called me! We talked…for about 45 minutes or so. Which was sort of funny, since she’s spending time with her honey, Brian. I hope he didn’t mind =..= Still, after I hung up, we were still texting. Twas amusing...even if I was still bored all by my lonesome.
Now, the only thing I have to worry about for my trip, is packing! I’m so ready to just be gone! Tonight, I’ve gotta finish packing, load up the car, wash the dishes and try to straighten up some, make sure TomTom’s all ready to go, and...and….ummm….oh! Wrap Mom’s gift =..= Yeah, I got her the card, made it all out for her and I even used my stamps on the gift box, but I’ve yet to actually wrap the gift. Nice right? Doh...
I put my jeans on to wash this morning when I got up, and then when that was done, I put them on to dry. That’s the only reason I couldn’t finish packing last night. My jeans (the most integral part of my wardrobe) were still in the dirty clothes pile. Dad left a pair of his jeans and a shirt behind, so I need to remember to bring that too. My brain keeps going through all of the things I need, and I’m like “Can I pack that yet...I don’t think I need it, so I think I can.” And then I keep reminding myself, “Don’t forget Wednesday, after you use that, you’ll need to pack it.” It’s insane. I’m thinking of bringing the little thing of Folders coffee...I know my Dad doesn’t drink coffee as much as when I was there. So, it’d be a good idea to be prepared.
Oh well.. I can’t think of anything else, and there’s work that needs doin’. I’ll talk later, Sunshines.
Your result for The Personality Defect Test...
To put it less negatively:
1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.
2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.
3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.
4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.
Your exact opposite is the Class Clown.
If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.
The other personality types:
The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
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I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy science, philosophy, and fart jokes and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and my webcomic at SaintGasoline.com.
Holy crow….I think I might actually be recovered from the con (or well on my way)...I’m still sorta tired, but…I’m always tired.
Saturday, we dragged ourselves out of bed around 9 to go to Vs. A Leo. We ended up walking in just as they started (thanks to Reiko and Reign’s smoke breaks). Talk about hilarious. I don’t know how they end up with come-backs so quickly, but those two guys are hilarious. After an hour of amusing ourselves with that, we headed back out (because Emphysema and Bronchitis needed their fix again). We hung out (invariable going to the dealers room or just walking around) till 1, and I went to see the panel called 15 Years of Sailor Moon…..which…..ended up frustrating me, and I just left that panel early.
There was more hanging out till about 4ish, when we headed down to the bus area. The cosplay competition had gotten so big, they actually reserved Angelle Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. Talk about madness. We got in on the second bus (first seats), and the lobby of the hall was full when we got there, and I’m fairly sure two more buss loads were dropped off. Then they opened the doors O..O I managed to scamper down and get us seats on the edge of the 6th row to the far right side. Finally, it seemed like everyone got seated and situated.
Then they made us wait an hour. But of course, we’re anime fans…and most of us are kids to boot. So we didn’t just sit quietly. First there was singing, clapping, everything we could do to keep ourselves entertained. Then, the guys in the back who control the lights, sound and everything in the auditorium used one of those red laser lights and he was pointing out things on the stage….well, it turns out someone else…brought a laser light. Two to be precise. There was one red one and one green one, and they would chase each other around on the walls and ceiling. Then the guys in back made the spot light chase them around. There was music, and eventually dancing by everyone in the auditorium, but…it stopped when someone stupid got on the stage. Yeah. But then we all sat down and watched the laser lights ^..^ Twas funny.
The cosplay competition was good. I got it all on Zeiss, but for some odd reason, none of the pictures Reiko took came out. But it was pretty awesome, and I did get it on DVD at least. There was a “Dating Game” thingy in between the competition and the awards (so that we don’t all go stir crazy again), and there was a “Het” Round and a “Yaoi” round =..= Oddly enough, the Yaoi round was funnier, but I didn’t record it! So yeah. I wanted to have room on the DVD for the awards and stuff, so I didn’t record that, but you know. Whatever. The memories will still rock.
We went back to the hotel (after waiting for the buss for 35 minutes) and I went to sleep. Reiko, on the other hand, went to the “Mecha Con House Party/Rave”. Then she went and swam with some guys (though the pool was closed so they had to jump the fence. A storm rolled in though. So they came back to their hotel rooms….at 4:30 in the morning =..= Evidently Reiko had met a guy named Gaven that night, and they all agreed to go and eat sushi during the “happy hour” between 10 and 2. They agreed to meet at 11…….But see, they were all exhausted. I woke up and got ready around 10ish, and Reign knocked on my door around 11 telling me that Reiko needed to get up now because they’d all agreed to go out for sushi….She was ready by 11:40 but…there was no sign of Gaven. I found out that Gaven is the “Local Fraternity Rich Kid” and he knows all the local restaurants and what’s good…and plus he was really freakin’ awesome. So yeah, they really liked hanging around with him. He did show up around 12ish, and we went through the dealers room one more time (Gaven wanted a hentai shirt and Reiko got a black Yoshi plushy), and then we headed all the way across town…to find that sushi places are closed on Sundays. I knew this, but I guess I figured that, you know, maybe not all of them adhered to this. So, we ended up going to Chili’s for breakfast (of course, by the time we got there and ordered it was around 1:40). But after much toil and sorrow we got our food and were happy. At this point, we were having such fun hanging out that I decided to blow off whatever panels I might've wanted to go to that day. Who needs the con when you've got cool people, right?
After eating and goofing off a bit, we headed back to the hotel, and instead of prolonging the inevitable, we decided to go ahead and start packing up to leave. I’d gotten a text from Scamp, but my phone was on silent so…yeah. I texted back asking if she could show up in the lobby around 3:45. She said they might be a little late, but they’d be there. We headed down, and the boys were good to help us with the luggage cart. I told them to go ahead and take the luggage out and I’d check out. After check out, I walked out to the parking lot to find Gaven on the luggage cart (surfing it) with Reign pushing the cart, and Reiko trailing behind holding Reign’s leash…..these crazy kids are so much fun. We stopped outside (after turning in the luggage cart) and they took a smoke break ….and stalked Master Roshi. Reiko had gotten some new pants that say “I *heart* Kyo”, and who better to take a naughty picture with than Master Roshi, right? So, Master Roshi finally came back (they’d seen him pass already), and Reiko got her picture with him.
Needless to say the pictures from the trip are great….even if there aren’t enough of them. True, Facebook’s stupid 60-Picture limit would hinder anything more than the 125 we had, but it’d make a great album. I was thinking of buying a couple of matching albums and printing out the pictures so Reiko and I can have the ultimate memento. It’d be awesome…it’s just…to find the right one, ya know?
Sunday after the con is a blur really. I know that Scamp showed up and then we drove home. I uploaded pics to MySpace right away, but couldn’t edit them all….the internet kept crashing >..< Oh well. I’ll get around to it. Anyway, I went to bed late, not because I wasn’t tired, but because I was so tired I couldn’t rest. I tried to read a bit (and since I bought a crap-load of manga, that worked nicely for me ^..^). Monday was terrible. I wasn’t feeling good and I was zonked from the whirlwind weekend. After work (which just dragged by), I went over to my Aunt Carolyn’s house to eat. Mom and Dad had gotten in from Arkansas, and Aunt Carolyn had cooked jambalaya and white beans. I ate and was very happy.
After getting home, I got a call from Reiko. She said she’d been talking to Reign and Gaven and they were telling her about another convention coming up in December called Louisianime. She didn’t have internet though, so she was wondering if I could look for it for her. And since I put that link right there up, I’m gonna assume you all figured out that I found it =..= It turns out it’s May 8-10, 2009 at the Marriot in Baton Rouge….which is better time-wise, because she wants to cosplay as Seras Victoria from Hellsing. I still don’t know if I’ll be going…but it’d be more realistic if it’s next year and all. I’ve already taken off all the days I can this year.
….I think Reiko stole my cereal…But yeah! That was our Mecha Con Experience. I’m pretty certain that if I got next year, I’ll be reserving a suite for Thursday through Monday so that I can get there nice and easy and then leave whenever I want ^..^ I didn’t really do that much damage swag-wise either. I ended up with 4 hacky sacks that have cute anime-ish faces on them, my two Mokona’s (one white and one black), Volumes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 of W Juliet and Volumes 3, 5, and 6 of Kara Kano (there was a special...8 manga for $60 ^..^). Yayness. I now have absolutely no money =..= But Friday is payday. I shall be paying bills though so…yeah. I’m keeping it simple for the next couple of weeks. Luckily, I don’t kneed much.
I guess that’s all for now. Later, Sunshines!
You are the Sense of Sight
You are a very observant, detail oriented person.
You are able to take in a lot of information at once.
You often see things that other people never notice.
You have a good eye for design and aesthetics.
You love to be surrounded by beauty - natural or not.
When you imagine how something should look, you see it clearly in your mind.
P.S. Did somebody order a hurricane?...
Movie night last Saturday was good…but also somewhat disappointing. It was fun because Ryan and Celeste showed up, but when I went to work Monday and everyone asked how it went…and I said only two people showed (out of the 20 I invited), everyone was kinda like “Awww, that sucks!” and I was like…”Yeah….but we still had fun.” So it was sorta disappointing that no one else joined in the fun, but it didn’t stop us from having our own fun. We watched/made fun of King Arthur. I think they were kinda confused, since this version is actually based on historical facts as opposed to the Arthurian legends. I have a habit of judging the work by itself as opposed to by anything else (i.e. I loved Lord of the Rings and admire the work that Weta did because it was pretty amazing in and of itself, even a lot of it doesn’t keep with Tolkien’s story). The movie was pretty awesome when you consider that the men who played the knights actually did their own riding, fighting, stunts and, well, everything. It’s just really impressive. The story wasn’t too bad either...even if so many people did end up dying =..= It was kinda funny, when I knew the love scene between Guinevere and Arthur was coming up, I told Celeste, “We’re gonna have to fast forward in a minute. There’s a scene coming up that I’m not old enough to watch.” They kinda looked at me and laughed like, “…what?!”.
Of course, I spent most of the morning/afternoon Saturday cleaning. I totally forgot to take a few pills of mine, and I was mostly preoccupied with either the coming party or planning in my head for Mecha Con (end of this week!!). Sunday morning, I woke up an hour and a half before my alarm clock was set to get me up and ready for Church. I rushed downstairs and had diarrhea so bad. I ended up having it four times before my alarm clock went off...needless to say, when that little alarm did go off, I slapped it off and curled up on my side for more sleep. Sunday was spent, mostly sleeping the morning away. I think I finally got up...around 11:30. I’m pretty sure I read, but that’s just what I usually do when I’m not feeling well. I can’t actually tell you what it was I did all Sunday afternoon. I don’t remember it at all. Whatever it was, it was fairly insignificant.
I do know that I started watching Supernatural again that evening after my shower. I just revisited the episodes that I liked in seasons 1 and 2. There was a part in Season 2, the Episode The Usual Suspects...at the end of the episode, Dean says, “Does she look familiar to you?” referring to the female cop that’s been helping Sam out all episodes long. Sam responds with a no. Dean states that he swears he’s seen her somewhere before. Then he states “For some reason I could go for some pea soup.” I never really understood that, so I went online and looked up the episode. Turns out the cop lady is played by Linda Blair…..best known for her work in The Exorcist ^..^ Anyone else fall over laughing? I know I did. Thank you, Super-Wiki. Oh, and thanks to my curiousity, I found out that season 3 of Supernatural will be available on DVD September 2, and the fourth season is going to premier September 18th. Yayness!!
Monday was so freakin’ long. Seriously. The monotony was interrupted a couple of times by Reiko. She called one time (and when I saw it was her calling, I flipped open my phone and said “What!!”. Everyone in the office turned to look at me like O..O’), asking me to please search Entertainment Weekly’s web site for a “spoiler alert” on the new Breaking Dawn book coming out (August 2!!!). She called again asking if I wanted her to come Thursday right after she got off of work. I told her yes, and she asked if she could wash clothes at my house. I told her it wouldn’t be a problem, in fact she could go over before I got in (since she gets off of work at 3 and I get off at 6….it’ll take her about an hour and 45 minutes to get there, but that gives her plenty of time to wash clothes and goof off and such).
I took a look at the (finally) finalized schedule for Mecha Con. Even though pre-registration starts at 11:30 a.m., walk-in registration starts at 1 (when the con floor opens up for everyone), and by the time I realized I’d be taking Reiko with me, pre-registration had closed. So, I’m actually planning on leaving the house around 9/9:30ish and getting there around 12 (I can get my registration stuff and wait in line with Reiko). Of course, I received my confirmation from the “Hilton Family”, and noticed that the check-in time was 4:00 p.m. “??? Quoi?” I called the hotel and asked if I could get an earlier check-in time, and they informed me that was the generic check-in time, and if I got there earlier that they could try to see if a room was ready for me…then I remembered that they did this to us the last time we went to Mecha Con. It’s like, they know the Con starts early, so if you’re not a day early then you have to show up and ask if there are any rooms available, then they can give you a room that isn’t covered by the convention rate. It’s such a bother. So, we’re just gonna leave our stuff in the car till 3/3:30ish and hang out at the Con till it’s time to check in (I guess. I don’t know if there’s anything else we can do).
Tomorrow, I’m gonna be getting my packing on, organizing everything and getting ready for Reiko’s sleepover and then I’m going to town for things I need. I need to find out what type of sandwich meat and cereal Reiko likes, too. Gotta put Zeiss on to charge...Definitely planning on taking the cam-corder for this ^..^ /thinking. I don’t know if there’s anything else I need to do...just pack and organize what I want to take and when. Oh, I need to check with Scamp and see if she still wants to come back with us on Sunday.......I have to take my “Vs. A Leo” shirt, if only because I’m hoping to go to the Vs. A Leo panel again. I think that’s all though. Gosh, I’m just so …anxious I guess. I don’t pretend to think this con is any better than what I remember last time, it’s just…something that breaks the norm and gives me some time to goof off with Reiko. And since we both might be moving out of state soon, it’s a good thing to have…I’m probably a little more anxious than normal if only because it’s the first big trip I’ll be going on that Mom won’t be with me. Seems a little sad...but that’s life.
Well, I got things to do. Lunch is almost over too =..= Damn relativity. Talk to ya’ll later, Sunshines.
Your result for Which Chess Piece are You Test?...
The Rook's Hawk
The Rook’s Hawk is like a judge. They have a great sense of right and wrong especially in their area of interest or responsibility. They are devoted to duty. They are punctual. People who set their clocks on others are typically measuring their time with the Hawk. It is common to perceive that the Hawk is cold or aloof. They frequently protect their emotions via practicality.
They work systematically to get the job done. When a new procedure is proven, they can be depended upon to carry it out. The Rook’s Hawk is deeply frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when it comes to commitments. They will keep their feelings to themselves – but when asked expect truth over tact. They are quite able to make the tough call and carry it out. You will find the Rook’s Hawk at home in government, schools, military or any other organization which maintains strict hierarchy. They are the traditionalist and are perfect for balancing out the idealists of other types.
The Rook’s Hawk thrives on organization. They keep their lives and environments well-regulated. They bring painstaking attention to detail in their work and will not rest until satisfied with a job well done. They are obviously hard workers. They will sort through ideas and find the most practical ones, again revealing how common sense prevails in this type. This ‘Pawn’ is the cornerstone of an ethical working society. They are centered on dealing with the present and most practical affair. They observe life and promote consistency in society. They value loyalty and others are best to acquaint themselves with this type if they wish to gain a fruitful insight to what makes the world tick.
...After logging off and getting ready for bed, I went upstairs and found a bee on my billow. I thought “Son of e bee-yotch...” so I went back downstairs and grabbed a paper towel. I threw it over the bee, who was either dead or extraordinarily sleepy, and then crushed him and put him in my garbage. I sat on my bed and reached for my lotion on my beside table...
Monday didn’t go quite how I thought it would. Scamp and I ended up cleaning most of the day and Chibi didn’t make an appearance till after 6. I had “cooked” Potstickers and Ragoons ^..^ so we had a nice meal. She told us that she had to be ready to leave around 10:30 the next morning for an appointment at 11, so I made sure to call Reiko and left messages on her voice mail. We talked a bit between things, and ended up doing more watching TV than anything. A funny event came when there was something on TV about seeing someone in a vision, and Chibi said, “Well that sounds like a bad romance novel...” to which I looked at her and promptly flipped her off. Those of you who don’t know the premise of my book, won’t see why that’s funny, but it cracked Scamp up.
We stayed up late (much later than I’m accustomed to) watching the first season of Supernatural (which, Chibi has yet to finish even now). We watched up to Hell House – 1.17, and by then it was 3 a.m. and I was exhausted. I told them I was going to bed and they should, too, since we had to wake up at 8ish. Of course, they didn’t actually go to sleep. They probably didn’t stop talking till 4 =..= I was not a happy psycho bunny.
During this time, I tried to get to sleep but couldn’t. At one point I had to go to the bathroom, so I got up and went to go down stairs. Of course, Chibi and Scamp’s excited talking came to a halt and Scamp yelled out “I see whiteness!” and Chibi yells out “She looks like a ghost!”. These statements accompanied mass hysteria, with the girls going on and on about how I was glowing and eventually collapsing into giggles. I ignored this, with disgruntled amusement, and just went to the bathroom. While I’m in the bathroom, I hear whispering (which wasn’t covered up very well) and then a long series of loud thumps. I quickly realize that it isn’t, in fact, a herd of wild wildebeest going up my stairs (that’d just be crazy!) but it’s Chibi and Scamp going up my stairs into my room (where they have no business being! ^..^). So I get out of the bathroom and turn on the upstairs light, and sure enough, they’re frozen in my bed, as if caught red handed. They though they’d “sneak up” and then surprise me when I got back upstairs...I guess they forgot that my hearing is great and my bedroom and stairs are directly above my bathroom.
The next morning, I woke up around 8 and went down stairs to make coffee. I wasn’t quiet but I wasn’t loud ether since the girls needed to wake up too. I fixed my breakfast and then Scamp fixed hers and finally Chibi dragged herself off the air mattresses and made hers. We talked a little bit and then watched one more episode of Supernatural (Something Wicked – 1.18). Reiko called at some point saying that her new boyfriend, whom I shall call J10, had a job interview and they probably wouldn’t make it till 3. Of course, Chibi had to leave at 10:30, but she said she might be able to make it back for 6.
After Chibi left, I honestly don’t remember much. I know I tried to go back and take a nap...though I can’t say if I succeeded, because while I “napped” it felt like I was still awake and aware of everything. But I woke up around 12 and I was just as tired…so I determined that it wouldn’t help me to take a nap. So…I had a Mountain Dew. That woke me up better than any cup of coffee could. Scamp and I didn’t do much other than watch TV after that till around 2ish. I decided to throw the lasagna into the oven so that it’d be ready when Reiko got there. Of course, it was ready long before she got there and was a little cooled…which, I suppose is better than raging hot.
After opening her gifts (which I hurried her through, because by then we only had five minutes left on the DVD Camcorder), J10 decided he wanted to try running up the walls of my house…which sounded so bizarre, I agreed. We all went out and watched him run at the house and try to get as far as he could. Then he grabbed the side of the house…and the metal rim sliced through two of his fingers, cutting him really deep. Blood was gushing, Reiko was freaked, J10 wasn’t that bothered by it…well, other than the pain. So we go inside and wash the cuts out. I hike over to my parents place and they’re just arriving so I ask for peroxide. I grab a huge thing of peroxide and bring it back, repeatedly drenching his fingers in them. The ring finger didn’t look so bad, but the middle finger was really bad. We wrapped them, and he kept his arm elevated. He had some beef jerky, and I suggested beer for the blood loss, but he said that beer didn’t really work that it was wine that would help with blood...so, now I’m confused. But oh well. They hung out for a little while longer, and we got a call from Chibi’s mom saying that they had to have dinner with some family or something, and she wouldn’t be here till 9. So, Reiko and J10 begged us to go to their new place...which is in Hammond…which is a little over an hour away. We mulled over it a while, and called Chibi to see if she could make it any sooner and then just go with us…only to find that Chibi was sleeping…and her mom couldn’t wake her. So the answer was basically no. So we told them we were going to Harahan, so not to come tonight. She called later to say that she’d come over for a little while Wednesday night. So we left, but not before stopped by Reiko’s parents place to make sure she had all her stuff.
The ride over was…uh…eventful but quiet really. Well, quite when you consider who was in the car. Reiko drives at excessive speeds, going 80 in 55 MPH zones and 90 on the interstates. Of course, I haven’t had my tires aligned in a while, so as soon as I get over 75 MPH, my car starts to shake a little. And then there was the one guy who had some serious road rage when Reiko passed him. He wouldn’t let me pass at all, so we ended up letting him go around or something. It was weird. I gotta say that was a long car ride, but mostly because we were quiet. I had things like Mortal Kombat: Annihilation playing on the radio really loudly, so it wasn’t like it was all quiet. Just…we were. We got there around 8ish...and their house is really cool. I almost wish I’d brought the camera.
We stayed over for a while, enjoying the banter between Reiko & J10 and Chimera’s antics after being exposed to catnip. We left around 10. Aside from one mishap, we got home right as rain. Of course, by then it was after 11 and was exhausted. I showered and ate a little bit then crashed. 5:30 always comes early. I got ready in a haze and took a Mountain Dew with me…after discovering it’s magical powers, I decided to keep a bottle on hand for rough mornings ^..^ I got through work and went home. I gotta say, after all that activity, it made me really miss my parents. Mom had a nice meal made and we had Mr. Harvey over for supper. We ate and talked a bit and then Scamp and I went back to the Nexus. I showered and then we talked and waited for Chibi to show. We talked a little when she got there, but she wanted to see more of Supernatural so we finished off the 5th disc. So there are only 2 episodes left! I told her, “By the time you’re ready for the second season, I’ll have the fourth on DVD….Which, I suppose, works out really well!” Chibi’s mom came and got her around 11 and we said our goodbyes. I promised not to die before I wrote my book so she could see me again ^..^
Damn…that’s a big entry. But that’s what I’ve been doing and all the eventful things. I’m sure if I’ve missed anything, Scamp will comment on it…as soon as she gets home that is. I can’t wait till Friday just so I can sleep in again on Saturday =..=. But, I guess that’ll be all for now. Later, Sunshines.
You Should Have a Purple Christmas Tree
For you, the holidays represent a time of creativity and expression.
There's no way you'd do something bland simply for tradition's sake.
You are an independent person, and you definitely do the holidays your own way.
And you're decadent enough to go way over the top with any unusual holiday ideas you have.
Your purple tree would look great with: Purple lights and ornaments
You should spend Christmas Eve watching: A Christmas Story
What you should bake for Santa: "Kitchen sink" cookies - with a ton of things in them
But Sunday afternoon...I was feeling very very bad. So I went to my room to lay down and maybe listen to music or read or something…I laid down…and did a complete “...OMG...WTF! Quoiquoiquoi?” as I found small dots were crawling on my ceiling/walls. I quickly put my glasses back on, turned on the light and found 8 or 9 ladybugs all over the place. It was by far one of the most bizarre things that had occurred in the Nexus. Don’t get me wrong, I like ladybugs and all, but that doesn’t mean I want a mass migration in my bedroom. I’d seen a ladybug here and there…and I really didn’t think much of it. But this could not be ignored. I swept them off the walls (and they ended up flying off and walking on the walls over my living room, which I’m ok with since I don’t sleep in my living room), but not before I got it on camera. Not that ladybugs photograph well, but at least I still have that as a memory from my first house ^..^
Monday was hard...I just decided to take Midol all day long since my bloody hell week decided to cut short the PMS half of the cycle and save all the hurt up for the few days I am on my cycle. I told the girls at work, thank God for Midol otherwise I would’ve killed them all slowly. But, I made it through. Mom called me half way through the day and asked if I’d meet her at Chili’s for supper. We did, and we had a reasonably good time. Then she told me I had another package, which I was hoping would be the two copies of The Devil Does Exist that I’d bought. They’re late, and I’m anxious to get them in. So after eating we went over to her house and I grabbed my stuff. Turned out it was a gift from my Twin. I was a happy bunny. Of course, now I have more manga to add on to my Manga Wish list @ Amazon =..= Such is life. I called her last night to tell her how excited I was, but all I got was voice mail. And when I leave voice messages I tend to sound like a cereal killer...so I really hope it doesn’t disturb her ^..^ I just thought how funny it’d be if that wasn’t her voice mail, and someone who I had no connection to got that voice mail…especially with the Charlie the Unicorn references at the end there.
I also called Reiko and asked how much it took to fill up her tank, since I offered to pay for her gas if she was too strapped to come to our Christmas party. Turns out she and her boyfriend were looking for an apartment or house in Harahan, but before they could find one, her current roommate freaked out on them and threw her out. So now Reiko’s back with her parents…I, for the life of me, cannot imagine me and my boyfriend living with my parents, but I guess desperate times and all that.
I need more boxes...=..=’
Well, I’m going to work now. See ya’ll later, Sunshines.
Connect with my inner catwoman.
Volunteer to spend time with unicorns.
Tell my family about firefly.
Give some thundercats to charity.
Cut down to ten heroes a day.
Anyone who knows me knows I like animals. Cats are one of my favs, but I like dogs too. But last night, I really wanted to kill me a German Shepherd. My back-door neighbors on the other side of the ditch have a German Shepherd in a 6x3 pen on the backside of their property. And that dog barked constantly between the hours of 7:45 p.m. and 2 a.m. I’m not sure what it was that got him worked up in the first place, but I do know there was another dog somewhere (farther away) that would bark with him. So one of them saw something and it got them to barking, and then the other one barked, and then they forgot whatever it was that was so important and were just barking back and forth.
I did manage to get to sleep around 8ish, thanks to the meds. But around 1 they totally wore off and their constant barking woke me. I didn’t actually get back to sleep till around 2:45. Then I slept so hard and woke up often…When my alarm went off it felt like no time had passed and I was more tired than I was when I first went to sleep. Not cool.
Other than being more tired than usual (and a tad on the cranky side), life’s the same as always.
LOLZ!! XD I will take a Gambit in a Coffee any damn day!