snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
Well, I stayed home from work today due to intense stomach cramps and the resulting insomnia. Everything is cool now though. Today was supposed to be picture retake for the MANDATORY meeting next week. Oh well. Not like I planned to get stomach cramps. I just hope my boss isn't pissed or anything because I missed today. All I care about is being able to have my one day I need for when and friend and I go to Savannah at the end of October. I should be able to though since I rarely miss days as it is.

In the meantime, I've been catching up on the episodes of True Blood I've been recording. All three of them. I wasn't able to watch it before since I didn't have HBO in my bedroom and I couldn't record it in the living room because I doubt my mom would like all the language and nekkid people. Me, I've seen boobs before (mostly due to owning a set), so that doesn't really bother me. The F word could probably be used a weeee bit less, but it's cable so they always have to push the envelope. Anna Paquin does a good job portraying Sookie, but a part of me will always see her as Rogue from the X-Men films, so when I watch the show, my brain wants to go, "Why is Rogue flashing her boobs all of a sudden?" Anyway... Jason's pretty, isn't he? But kinda dumb.

I set up Skype on my desktop now as well. I do need to invest in a decent headset though since I apparently have no microphone. It's hard enough for people to hear me as it is... And on here it allowed me to import my Yahoo contact list, yet on my Mac I couldn't. I don't know why. There's still a lot I don't know about how Macs work...

The car sitch: right now they are at a garage being looked at. How long they will remain there depends on how much it costs to fix them and how soon we can come up with the money. But maybe we'll finally get some answers at long last. Hopefully...

Caught up on the newest chapters of Hoshi wa Utau yesterday. I certainly hope someone like Tokyopop picks it up to translate officially. I mean, due to the popularity of Furuba, you think they would. I guess we'll see.

Well, I'm kinda tired, so I think I'm gonna lie down for a little while.
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
Well, I stayed home from work today due to intense stomach cramps and the resulting insomnia. Everything is cool now though. Today was supposed to be picture retake for the MANDATORY meeting next week. Oh well. Not like I planned to get stomach cramps. I just hope my boss isn't pissed or anything because I missed today. All I care about is being able to have my one day I need for when and friend and I go to Savannah at the end of October. I should be able to though since I rarely miss days as it is.

In the meantime, I've been catching up on the episodes of True Blood I've been recording. All three of them. I wasn't able to watch it before since I didn't have HBO in my bedroom and I couldn't record it in the living room because I doubt my mom would like all the language and nekkid people. Me, I've seen boobs before (mostly due to owning a set), so that doesn't really bother me. The F word could probably be used a weeee bit less, but it's cable so they always have to push the envelope. Anna Paquin does a good job portraying Sookie, but a part of me will always see her as Rogue from the X-Men films, so when I watch the show, my brain wants to go, "Why is Rogue flashing her boobs all of a sudden?" Anyway... Jason's pretty, isn't he? But kinda dumb.

I set up Skype on my desktop now as well. I do need to invest in a decent headset though since I apparently have no microphone. It's hard enough for people to hear me as it is... And on here it allowed me to import my Yahoo contact list, yet on my Mac I couldn't. I don't know why. There's still a lot I don't know about how Macs work...

The car sitch: right now they are at a garage being looked at. How long they will remain there depends on how much it costs to fix them and how soon we can come up with the money. But maybe we'll finally get some answers at long last. Hopefully...

Caught up on the newest chapters of Hoshi wa Utau yesterday. I certainly hope someone like Tokyopop picks it up to translate officially. I mean, due to the popularity of Furuba, you think they would. I guess we'll see.

Well, I'm kinda tired, so I think I'm gonna lie down for a little while.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
Man, I had the Headache of DOOOOOM all day today. Nothing helped to get rid of it. It's still hanging around like a bad smell or something. Ugh. I think the massive cold snap (Oh, SNAP!) we're having maybe a contributor.

And, yesterday, when I was taking my shower, our hot water heater started acting up again. I don't know if it's specifically the heater itself, or the circuit breaker which keeps tripping itself. Mom said it started sparking when she tried tripping it again, so she wasn't going to try again. We left a message with the office and someone came while we are out and mentioned something about getting a new heater. These are the same people who promised us new appliances when we signed our lease last time. Appliances we're still waiting for. So I'll believe it when I see it. As to what we're going to do for hot water in the meantime... you're guess is as good as mine.

And, to top it all off, the Red Tide washed ashore yesterday. Buh.

I found the house I want to move into. It's technically a townhouse, but from what I've seen so far, it should fit our needs pretty well. It's only $700.00 a month (which is close to $200.00 LESS than what we're paying being crammed in this shoebox). It has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. One of the bedrooms is a loft bedroom! I LOVE lofts! Thing of it is though, our lease doesn't expire until May and we have to give them a 60 day notice that we're moving, which means we need to let them know by the first of March. However, I don't know how long this place will stay on the market in order for us to save up the security deposit and all that. We can't break our lease because that would cost $1000.00. So, I'm throwing myself on the mercy of the realty fates that we might have a chance. This is even before we've had the walk through...

*prays and crosses whatever appendages she can*

Birthdays Today: Henry Aaron
Baseball Hall of Famer
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
Why yes, as a matter of fact I AM home early! My boss basically told everyone that we could go home early and since I'd finished my work (which took me a whole hour and a half to complete), I did. I don't know why I even bothered to come in today at all, but I didn't want to screw up my holiday pay, so come in I did...

This is all despite the fact that the Red Tide came ashore yesterday. Thrilling...

And, since I didn't do it properly yesterday:

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There. That's more like it.

And, instead of having resolutions, I'll set goals. Those sound more achievable!


  • Go to the gym more often.




  • Not go out to eat as often. It's healthier that way and it saves money.




  • Save up money for our eventual move to an actual house before our lease is up. This does mean cutting back on my books, which will be hard, but I just have to think of the greater goal... which eventually leads to Tennessee and away from this hellhole.



I think those are decent goals to have.

Yesterday we had no work, so I stayed home and watched the beeb version of Pride and Prejudice on DVD. I STILL love it to pieces! I also took my Christmas lights down from my window. The ones outside still need to be taken down, but that's mom's responsibility. Although, knowing her, they'll probably be up until April.

Today I took down the ones at work. I still only had my little desk lamp on instead of the fluorescent overhead light. It was a nice ambiance.

Today in History: 1974
U.S. President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH. The law was meant to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab oil-producing countries. The embargo was lifted on March 13, 1974, but the speed limit lid stayed on until 1987.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
Urg. I have a feeling The Red Tide is going to be rearing it's ugly head soon. As long as it gets it over with by Christmas, I should be fine. Maybe.

I narrowly avoided being creamed today driving into work. It had rained the night before, so the streets were wet. I was almost to my building when the truck in front of me slowed down considerably. I had to put my brakes on in order to avoid slamming into him. I slid on the slick road and had to swerve in order to right myself. Needless to say, I was freaked. I think I shaved a couple of years off my life and laid down some rubber on the street. O_o

We put up all our Christmas lights in our area. It looks quite nice! The lady I share the office with and I turn the lights off and work by the lights from the decorations (OK, and a couple of little desk lamps). The effect was quite nice!

We get a free lunch tomorrow for not having any errors for the month of November. To be honest, it's been awhile since we qualified...

Tomorrow we have a dinner with some friends of ours, for which we're bringing drinks. Saturday we have practice for the Christmas program at church and afterward I have a Body Shop party to attend! Yowza! This time of year is always so crammed with a gajillion stuff to do... I need a break after all of this.

Christmas Project 2008: It's not to late! Remember to go here and leave your name and address for me to send you a card!!

Today in History: 1953
With an investment of $7,600, Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine. There is no date printed on the first issue - now a collector’s item. The reason, according to Hef, is that he doubted anyone would expect a second issue to be printed.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
Ugh, what a day.

First of all, I only just discovered that Julie Walters was the actress who plays Mrs. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. Why do I find this surprising? Because she also played Rosie in Mamma Mia! Raucous, fun loving, free- spirited Rosie. I think the wig kinda throws me. My mind, she is blown. See it splattered all over the back wall there?

Anyway, tonight mom and I went to the beach to see the space shuttle launch for a rare night launch. Of course, so did everyone else. I tried getting pictures of it, but since we were still kinda far away, we got mostly a large bright blob. However, we did get a few nice shots of the moon rising above the ocean, so that was cool!

It would've been even better had the Red Tide not reared it's ugly head. Urh. I swear, I have the WORST timing in the world. For example:

TMI -- You have been warned )

Today in History: 1935
The "Call Bulletin" of San Francisco, California became the first newspaper to run a life-size portrait of a human being. Larry Quinn, a two-day-old baby, was the subject.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Zekk - Bloodoath)
*siiiigh* Another early day off from work. Ordinarily I'd be excited, but seeing as I had to take no pay for the remaining hours, not so much. If I had more PTO time to use, I'd have used that, but I'm deep into the negative as it is, so I couldn't really do that. There wasn't very much for a lot of us to do today, so our boss agave us the option to leave early if we'd either use some PTO time or take a no pay for the rest of the day. Since it's Columbus Day today, the post offices are closed. so no mail came for us and therefore no checks to be posted. So a few of us had to find what we could. Tomorrow might be better. Maybe...

In other news, my step-brother's store got mentioned in an article in the paper in Battle Creek, MI! It's pretty cool! Check it out!

My icon-fu is starting to itch again. However, due to the loss of Snoopy, I also lost a lot of my icon info as well, so I have to search for it again, as well as some more brushes ect... But I found a few images I wanna fiddle with, so maybe when I have more time.

This weekend I didn't do much of anything except do a few things on my computer that I wanted to do. I didn't even get out of my pajamas!

On the book front, according to Sue Rostoni, the cover of Blood Oath-you know, the one with Zekk-is going to feature "Zekk in a very manly pose, looking ruggedly handsome. He's certainly not the boy we once knew." Yowza! I'm soooooo looking forward to this book. Zekk is a fave of mine and it's high time he gets the attention he deserves. I wonder if [livejournal.com profile] tenel_ka knows about this...

And I think the Red Tide is about to rear it's ugly head. I'm breaking out all over and the chocolate urge is rising. The urge to kill still is complacent as of yet, but time will tell...

Ugh.

Today in History: 1792
The cornerstone of what was termed the “President’s House” was laid by George Washington in Washington, DC. The name, “White House,” was not adopted until 1818. The house, designed by James Hoban, would be three stories tall with more than 100 rooms.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Bloooood)
I JUST WANNA RIP OUT MY UTERUS!!!

What do I need it for?!? It's not like I'm using it for anything right now!!!


...stupid girl parts...
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
Man, I have SUCH a crick in my neck from leaning over my desk for days on end. I think I'm falling apart. I never used to be fidgety too much, but today I kept having to shift in my chair for a good portion of the day because I was uncomfortable. So I called my mom (who happens to be my doctor's secretary) to see if he'd write a note or some such saying I need a better chair for work. Due to budgetary constraints, we have to have a doctor's order in order to get the comfy chairs. So, hopefully I can get a better chair.

In any case, I feel a little like Quasimodo...

I'm thinking of taking a temporary leave of absence from my forum for awhile. Things are kind of winding down what with most of the members off doing other things in the real world, so we don't have a lot of participants anymore, except for a loyal few. Plus, I have neither the time nor inspiration to do any writing of my own. So I think taking a step back for the time being will do me some good. I had a hard time with this decision for a while because I do enjoy being there for the most part and we've been doing it for several years now. But, we're all getting a little older and are moving forward with our lives and don't have a lot of time for being on the forum. I'd hate to completely end things, though...

I took some awesome pictures of the moon last night! I wanted to mostly test to see how close my zoom was. Pretty darn close if you ask me!

clicky! clicky! clicky!

There's a lunar eclipse tonight, but I don't know if I'll be able to see it since It's pretty cloudy out.

ETA: Yay. The Red Tide has graced me with it's presence. As long as it's subsided by the time I see Michael Bublé on Saturday, I'll not have to hurt someone.

Today in History: February 20, 1979
"175 people were killed by an eruption of the Sinira volcano in Indonesia."
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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Rin -- walks alone)
Well, today was my last day in Medical Records. While I'm extremely happy that I'm moving forward, I will miss the people I worked with. But, we can keep in touch, so that'll be nice.

They had a little thing for me. A card and a gift bag with some goodies (S'More Pop-Tarts and packets of hot chocolate) and some bite sized chocolate mini cupcake-y things with cream and a chocolate shell. Yes, love my technical language.

Still, the way my personality is, I feel sorta like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop so to speak. I know nothing is probably gonna go wrong or anything, but with any big change, I worry about the possibility of something going wrong. I hate that. I wish I didn't do that, but it still happens. Argh!!

And of course, the Red Tide has to rear it's considerably ugly head yesterday. *eyeroll* Trying to get any sleep last night was such fun, especially considering that I went home early kinda sick (mostly RT related). I feel fine now, though. No need to worry or anything.

I honestly have no idea what we're doing tomorrow. Mom is taking my Aunt to somewhere that someone she knows from work lives and he has a Wildlife Reserve nearby or something. I've never been since my tolerance of that sort of stuff is borderline.

Not much going on fandom-wise. I haven't seen an new volumes of any of my series lately. As it is, I'm in the middle of several books right now, so just trying to keep track of all of that.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Word of the Day: etiolate
Pronunciation: /EE-tee-uh-late/
v : to cause to appear pale and sickly; deprive of strength; make feeble
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
Well, the Red Tide has reared its ugly head again. But, better now than during the wedding. Plus, God mercifully allowed the tide to ebb somewhat today, so for that I'm extremely grateful.

Despite this, work today wasn't all bad. I had several lulls today, so I wasn't on my feet all that much. I twiddled my thumbs quite a bit, though. But, toward the end, I was busy putting together new patient charts, which I could do while sitting, so it wasn't so bad.

We had a Mother's Day gathering yesterday, which was very nice. All the cousins were there, so many pictures were taken. But, the food was good, the company was good and a fine time was had by all. It still felt weird without grandma being there, but her spirit was there.

I got mom a mug and a little stuffed bear, which she seemed to enjoy a lot. The card I got her was very cute too.

Well, I'm gonna binge on some chocolate and take it easy and settle in to watch tonight's Heroes.

Word of the Day: boisterous
Pronunciation: /BOY-stuh-ris/
adj : noisy and unruly
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
Well, the Red Tide has made it's presence known. Yerg. People probably thought I was doing drugs or something since I had to get up and go to the bathroom frequently and take my purse along with me. It's not as if I could say, "Hey, I'm on my period and I have to go and change my pad every few hours or so!" A few times I'd contemplated cashing in my chips and going home due to cramps and general nausea, but I hung in there and stuck it out. Of course, I still feel like crap…

Speaking of crap (nice segue there), Our older cat got sick yesterday and had the runs all over the carpet in mom's room. Terrif. So mom and I spent a good portion of the evening cleaning that up and cleaning up our cat, who had also managed to get some on her as well. So we gave her some medicine and shut her up in our bathroom for the rest of the night and the following day. She seems to be doing better now.

And if TPTB kill off Meredith, I'm staging a revolt.

Word of the Day: veracity
Pronunciation: /ve-RAS-I-tee/
n 1: devotion to truth : truthfulness *2: conformity with fact : accuracy 3: something true
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kureno -- color (flamika))
The bad thing about listening to Keane at work is that they tend to be too soothing and hypnotic, so I eventually had to switch over to ABBA, which had more pep. It was either that, or tape my eyelids open.

It was pretty nice today… what I saw of it anyway. I was stuck in a windowless office all day. Well, I correct myself. I have a window, but it looks out into the atrium and the glass are those glass cubes.

Mom wants me to go out and buy her a new wireless optical mouse since my cat wrecked her old one (see previous post).

Me: "I think I know where I stashed my old one when I got my cordless mouse, I can let you have that."
Her: "No thanks. I want a Logitech™ Wireless Optical Mouse."
Me: "The ones that cost over $60?"
Her: "Yes."
Me: *facepalm*

I've been breaking out more and my chocolate craving has returned full force, so I think the Red Tide is about to rear its ugly head. *checks calendar* Yup, 'tis about that time. Joy.

We went for a joyride earlier in our former Music Minister's new-ish car. It's a nice Jeep SUV. It has GPS, Satellite Radio and a DVD player in the back. Sweeeet.

I just found out that we have a World Market in the neighborhood. I'm gonna check them out to see if they have any Japanese stuff.

Word of the Day: aegis
Pronunciation: /EE-jis/
n 1: shield, protection *2: patronage, sponsorship
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
Well, the Red Tide has paid me a visit... along with cramps from hell. I swear, at some point today, I felt like curling up in a fetal position and rocking back and forth in my work chair. But, I took some Advil and after about an hour (an excruciating hour), it finally kicked in.

I tried some of my White Musk body wash last night. I really like that stuff. Mmmmmm... I might have to order me some more of it. I got it as part of a hostess gift.

The party went off very well. All of the guests were told (in secret) to bring a book from their shelves as gifts since the guest of honor is a bibliophile (more than me, I must say. She reads high-brow stuff. Me? Not so much). I had to buy the book I wanted to give her since my copy was personalized to me, but still I think she'll appreciate it. Someone gave her a huge copy of Les Miserables. That's heavy duty, both literally and figuratively. One book was a really neat one. It was a "Interactive Pop Up" book of Graceland. I flipped through it and it looked to be pretty cool.

Since we got home a mite late, I don't think I'll be able to read through all of my FL, but I'll catch up as much as I can tomorrow since I can stay up later.

And someone was able to upload the Nanne Gronvall song for me! Whoo!

And a thank you to all of my friends who left me a gift in my stocking!

So, as a parting gift of my own, I leave you with evidence of how much my friends are good to me.

Enjoy! I know I did...

Trivia of the day: Birds may travel great distances on their migrations. The Arctic Tern travels from the top of the world - the Arctic, to the bottom - the Antarctic, round trip in a single year - 25,000 miles in all!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
Today at work was good, except for a visit from the Red Tide. Blech. The other ladies were very sympathetic however and I didn't do too badly actually. I mistakingly packed Cheet-O's in with my lunch today and my stomach almost had an uprising, but things stayed calm. Thankfully. The thing I really hate about the RT (aside from the blood and the cramps), is the cross between feeling hungry and nauseated. I keep thinking, "Am I hungry enough to risk possibly losing it all later?" but it generally tends to go smoothly. The thing I really need is a good belch. Not one of those wannabe belches, but one of those beer-guzzling-college-boys-at-a-frat-house-party belches. I'm talkin' about a BELCH. Crude as it may be, it feels loads better afterwards.

And mom stayed home today due to the fact she felt completely miserable from her sinus drainage. I think she vacuumed. Anyway, it was nice actually being able to get home straight after work instead of waiting for mom to get off. But, it'll be very short lived (unless she's able to find a ride home by some miracle).

For some reason, I can't reply to my comments I received yesterday. It says there's an error of some sort. I'll try again later.


And finally, happy birthday wishes for two of my LJ friends, [livejournal.com profile] toriru4ever and [livejournal.com profile] sailorptah. Hopefully you'll have many more in the future.

Trivia of the day: Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things was the best-selling nonfiction book in the U.S. for two years in a row: 1957 and 1958.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
... and it's taking no prisoners.

Yes, that lovely time has come. And by lovely, of course, I mean, totally agonizing. The Red Tide has reared its considerably ugly head around. Ugh, the things we have to go through in order to propagate, I swear...

Mom called and said I should be expecting a call from someone sometime today in regards to setting up an interview with someone in the Medical Records department. Since she has my car, I can't go anywhere so I'll most likely still be around. Due to my "condition" I can't go swimming, either. Currently I'm doing laundry, even though mom gave me the "day off." I need some clean clothes.

The other night, I had my first dream (that I remember) with my grandmother in it. It was very nice, actually. The whole family was going to see a production of Les Miz and we were going to one of those old fashioned type theaters, with the velvet and the gilding and chandeliers. I was helping my grandmother up the stairs to the main auditorium (like I usually did sometimes) but in the dream, she had a cane and she never used one when she was living. Once we got inside, we took our seats, and somehow I was fiddling with my cell phone for some reason. I think I was trying to turn it off and I couldn't. We discover that instead of a live stage production, it's actually a film and I remember thinking to myself, "If I'd wanted to see a film version, I'd have rented one from the video store." And then I woke up. Strange.

My two new Netflix disks have arrived. One is a disk of shorts from MST3K which I already watched. The other is the first disk of Saiyuki Reload, which I've seen the first few episodes of. I like the animation style better this time around. Gojyo's hair is actually the color it's supposed to be, not pink. I was also instructed that I needed to watch this particular series in Japanese, which I have been. But then, I have to make sure I constantly focus on the screen so I know what's being said, as opposed to doing something else, which I've done from time to time.

I wasn't able to find the latest issue of the Legacy comic, so I have to try again some other time I guess. *siiigh*

Trivia of the day: In 1954, Trix breakfast cereal was introduced by General Mills. The new cereal, a huge hit with kids, was 46.6 percent sugar.<--shocker
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (PotO -- touched (cleolinda))
If I had a wireless laptop with Internet capabilities, I'd be out in the living room watching The Phantom of the Opera at the moment. It's on HBO and I can't get it back in my bedroom. Oh, well. I have it on DVD, so I could watch it in my room anytime I want to.

At the moment, I'm experimenting with my Lost.fm station. Interestingly enough, it has a J-rock station on it, which I'm listening to now out of curiosity. It's... definitely different I have to say. My music profile in on my LJ profile page. It has a list of the songs I've listened to.

Still haven't heard form the doctor's office yet. I'd contact, but they never left me any contact information. I really suck at that sort of thing. I should've asked, but my mind was too busy focusing on what I should say to not sound like an idiot. It's a bit discouraging though. It makes me wonder if there's something that's inherently unemployable about me.

I have a feeling the Red Tide is coming to pay me a visit soon. My chocolate cravings have increased and I've been breaking out, much to my utter disappointment. So, I've been in an uggo mode lately. Mom made me a batch of brownie mix for me to nosh on when I get my urgings. I also got me a couple of candy bars. Best not keep me away from my chocolate if you know what's good for you... *snarl*

I read the first volume of Ouran Host Club yesterday, and I've been greatly enjoying it. Honey reminds me so much of Momiji. And I love Tamaki's reaction when he finds out Haruhi is really a girl, especially when everyone else had already figured it out. And the twins. THE TWINS!! Those two are always up to no good, but it's so funny. And Tamaki's plans to try to get Haruhi to tap into her feminine side always seem to backfire on him. And, after the first volume, I'm already starting to kinda ship them.

I need to make an appointment to get my haircut this weekend. It's a bit unruly as it is now. I can't really do anything with it. I forget the last time I had it cut.

ETA: "Update Captain's Log"? WTF?! *laughs hysterically*

Trivia of the day: The United States was waging the Mexican War when gold was discovered in California. In fact, California was officially still Mexican territory at the time.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Aka no Ou -- blood splatter)
The Tide has returned. Grrr... But such is life... unfortunately.

And our cable has been wonky last night and today. I hope it's due to someone digging or something. I mean, I pay my bills. On the other hand, if it's due to someone else's meddling, I want them to KNOCK IT OFF!!!!!

No, I am not addicted to television (much). It's the Internet. My connection to the outside world. And if I ever have to go back to dial-up, I'd rather fling myself off of the building.

Anyway, onto my weekend. Yes, I know you're all so thrilled.

Friday:

Movie night. Rear Window. Now these are movies. Not a drop of blood or gore anywhere, yet just as thrilling. I like the psychological thrillers over your blood and gore slasher flicks.

Saturday:

We had a brunch for the Ladies Ministry in the morning. It was pretty nice. Afterwards we went to the health food store so we could pick up some nummy wheat free cookies and mom could get some of her Spelt bread. Then we went home for the rest of the day.

Sunday:

Church, but we didn't make it to Sunday School since mom slept in and I couldn't go without her since she'd have no other ride, so neither one of us went to Sunday School. Since the Red Tide made it's presence known, I didn't do anything after I got home but lie down and whine.

I've been temporarily banned from going to the bookstore for at least a month. It seems I tend to spend more money than I have in there. *hangs head* So I need to stay away for a bit. I can look for some good condition used ones on Amazon.com, but I will miss out on buying the final (for me) issue of 'Shojo Beat' as well as the next 'Star Wars Legacy' comic. *ker sigh*

I'll try my best to not go into withdrawals.


Logan!Xterra sightings: 4 (I even parked across from one at Wal-Mart!)


Trivia of the day: On September 2, 1909, American Annie Smith Peck, at age 57, was the first person to climb the 21,000-foot Mount Huascaran, the highest peak in Peru.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Hotohori)
I just love that particular line from this song. It's so poignant and a little beautiful. Basically it's saying that you love someone enough, you'd give your life for them. Now that's devotion.

I was Google-ing info for that new series [livejournal.com profile] toriru4ever is currently obsessed about. It looks to be pretty good. And it has a lot of bishies, and you can't go wrong with that. No sirrie!

I slept with Tim last night. He makes for a pretty good bed fellow despite being really thin. And he's cute to boot too!!

OK, lower your eyebrows everyone. "Tim" is actually my stuffed Timber Rattlesnake that I got when I went to the zoo a few months ago with dad. He's not overly cuddly in the truest sense, since he's a snake, but I like 'im and he's good to snuggle with. I know my name for him isn't all that original, but I named my Sock Monkey "Monk" so my originality isn't well known. Pervs...

I bought four more boxes of chocolate Pocky yesterday. *facepalm* I looked at the ingredients on the back and it says it has chocolate liquor in them. I thought, "Ah-HAH! That's why it's so addictive!" Does this mean I have an addictive personality? I never thought so, but maybe I should rethink that...

Right now I'm eating the strawberry. It's OK, but not as good as the chocolate ones. I mean, yesterday I polished off one box in record time. This one is taking me longer.

I dug out my copy of 'Pride and Prejudice' yesterday. Not the most recent theatrical version, but the mini-series one. The movie one was good, but this one is the definitive one, IMHO. And of course I got giddy when Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth started to fall in love. I'm such a sucker that way. *siiigh*


I'd have enjoyed it alot better I think if the Red Tide hadn't reared it's ugly head. Grah! But, it's behaving pretty decently at the moment, so maybe it's closer to the Crimson Wave. Of course, there's the possibility I just jinxed myself right then. So if I'm a little bitchy, I have a reason...

This post is talking a lot about blood, isn't it?

Trivia of the day: One gift-giving taboo in China is the giving of straw sandals, which are associated with funerals, and therefore considered bad luck.



snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Kenshin and Enishi faceoff (elevenses))
I had to wake up early in order to take mom into work. Normally I'd still feel a bit annoyed, but this morning was hampered by the fact I didn't sleep well last night. I went to bed at about 11:30 last night, which is early for me. I sailed off to sleep fine, but then around 2:30, my brain decided it's had enough sleep and wakes up. Of course, I have to wake up along with it. So the majority of the night, I'm trying to tell my brain to put a sock in it when all it wants to do is party. Ya-hoo.

This month's Red Tide® is pretty light actually. It came on Monday and now at Wednesday it's tapered off for the most part. So I'm happy about that!!

I want to thank everyone for their testimonials they gave! I shall definitely be adding them soon, like perhaps today! If you haven't yet, and still want to add your own testimonial, go here.

The lady from the apartments called us over the weekend. Mom finally was able to get ahold of her Monday and she said that a two bedroom one bath was opening up. She asked us if we still wanted a two bedroom two bath and we said yes. Space-wise, that's just the best option for us. She said that the rent has been raised to between $805 to $815 a month. When mom told me I was like O_o WTF!! I know inflation is a factor, but it couldn't have been that bad in the course of a few months. We did see in the paper a house 3 bdrm, 2 bath) that was in a neighboring area for $775 a month (with a pool). I told mom she needed to call them!

I didn't get to work on as many icons yesterday as I wanted to. I did make one from the lil' skeleton guy from the inside of 'Death Note' 4, and he turned out pretty cute. I named him Mr. Death. I might trot him out for around Halloween. Also, I'm working on a new background/wallpaper. This one'll have Mikami on it. Not that I still don't adore Takumi! I mean, he's scrumptious, but Mikami is pretty hot too, even though he is a member of Light's Death Squad. So I've enjoyed fondling playing with him a bit. I don't think I'll change things right away, though.


And, according to ANN, Viz has acquired the rights to Watsuki-sensei's (manga-ka of 'Rurouni Kenshin') newest series, 'Buso Renkin' to be released starting in August. I think I'm gonna check it out.

And I broke down and watched the final episode of FMA on YouTube. I just knew I couldn't wait until Saturday. I mean, I'll still watch it on Saturday, but I'm not so anxious now. And I have links to the movie as well if I want to watch it sometime...

Today I plan on stopping by the bookstore to see what they have in. That's pretty much my big agenda for the day. I'll have to see if anything else comes up.


Trivia of the day: Before Wally "Famous" Amos became a well-known cookie mogul in the 1970s and 1980s, he worked for a time as a William Morris talent agent.

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