snapdragon76: Did I mention that I like reading? (books)
I had a very pleasant Fourth of July weekend. Mom and I did our traditional watching of 1776 in the morning and later that afternoon we went to a really neat museum called Rocky Mount Living History Museum. There's a house on the property that belonged to one of the early settlers in the area. It was really interesting, and I learned a few new things actually.

Friday we went with a friend of ours to eat lunch as the local German restaurant located in the historic downtown district (which is really neat in and of itself) and then went to see The Lone Ranger.

Saturday I chilled out basically while mom was getting over a stomachache from the night before. She was feeling better later on and we went to eat at a cool family style restaurant called The Farmer's Daughter. The way they serve the food is that you choose two meats and they bring those out as well as the sides for that day. It also includes deserts, which most everybody else had to take home except for me since I didn't have as many sides. Being a picky eater can sometimes have it's advantages.

Next door to the restaurant is a bulk food store that has a lot of good prices for homemade goods, like jams and bread mixes and the like. They also have all kinds of cooking ingredients like spices and various types of flours and herbs. Mom and I bought a few things while we were in there.

Sunday was our second Sunday at the church we've been going to. I like it so far. We talked with the minister for a bit after the service, and he was very personable. Afterward, mom and I wanted to check out the local mall to see what sort of stores they had to offer, and there were quite a few I recognized, there were some others that weren't in the mall back in Florida. I think once I get a job, I'll go there to update some of my wardrobe. I've been wearing the same shirts for awhile, and I need a bit of a variety.

Speaking of jobs, there's one at the university library that looks promising that I'm in the midst of applying for. All that's left to do is getting my college transcripts and attach them to the application. So, hopefully it won't take too long to get all of that straightened out. There's no guarantee they'll even consider me, but hopefully I'll be in the system and maybe I'll be considered for other jobs. It involves computers, but even though I'm not ignorant when it comes to computers, it's something that I need to know Linux for and if I am looked at, maybe it's something I can learn. *crosses fingers*
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
Well, since posting last, a few things have happened in the Moving AdventureTM.

We got the money we needed in order to move forward on Thursday and so we were able to book our flight to the TriCities Airport for the 30th of May and then fly back down to the Sanford Airport on the 2nd of June. We'll be renting a car and staying with friends of ours while we house hunt. Mom said she has a list of places to check out, which we'll most likely be doing on Friday the 31st.

Then, with any luck, we'll be loading up the truck and moving out on the weekend of the 7th of June. We have quite a bit already packed up except for a few things here and there in the bedrooms and closets and the living room (which is mostly stuff we're already using). We have the bathrooms and the kitchen to pack up next and we need to go through the storage unit we have. If it were up to me, I'd just toss everything from the storage unit onto the truck and just leave it at that, but mom wants to try and go through it first. I don't know if we'll have time for that, so tossing things onto the truck may be the best option at this point.

So things are progressing very quickly which we knew it would once the money came in. We still have to have the place emptied and the carpets cleaned and all that stuff before we can officially move out. Plus, we need to find some strong guys to help us load the truck as well as have someone drive the truck and then help us UNload once we get to the new place. So hopefully we can find some people and be able to get the ball rolling.

Today we went to a double feature at the movies as a bit of a break from moving and all of that jazz. We saw Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness (both of which we've seen before and highly enjoyed). Then, we went to the mall since mom wanted to get her watchband fixed so it wouldn't slip off of her wrist. We had lunch at the Asian place there, and then mom got a few new cell phone covers for her phone.

Finally we stopped by the pet store to get a hard carrying case for our new, smaller cat as well as a calming collar for her to maybe help with her aggressiveness. So far, it seems to be working. We'll have to see the long term effects.

I'll try to keep everyone updated as things happen as much as I can as things continue to progress. I'm very excited about the move and it's really becoming a reality now. We've talked about it for so long, and now that it's actually happening, it's a bit surreal.

If I can, I'll try to take pictures of the new place once things are finalized once and for all.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
I can't believe the ridiculous heights some people took the whole "Apocalypse" nonsense. "The world is gonna end because an ancient civilization says so?"

Wow. Just... wow.

People can be so paranoid.

I know it's been a week since the horrific school shooting in Connecticut, and I really don't have much to say about it. I really don't. Words will not form.

I ended up not going into work today. Not due to illness or anything, I just worked my hours for the week. Mom's been going in earlier and so that meant I did too. I just hope my boss doesn't think I'm doing it deliberately or something. I did email her telling her I wasn't going to be in and didn't hear a response so no news is good news I guess in this case.

I suppose it's a good thing I ended up staying home since last night my toilet decided to spring a leak and upchuck water all over my bathroom floor. Thankfully it was water from the tank, so it was clean. Still, I wasn't happy about finding almost an inch of water on the floor and my rug soaked. I did turn the valve off so no more water would leak everywhere. If my toilet crashes through to the apartment below due to water damaged flooring, I'll know why.

I did make good use of my morning since I went and bought Christmas presents for my mom. She's the only person I need to shop for, so it's pretty easy. I got her a case for her cell phone. She puts it in her pocket and it gets covered in lint, so she wanted a cover that enveloped the phone, so I got a nice leather one as well as a stylus for her touch screen. Bless you Target!

I got home and told the front office about the toilet issue as well as a few minor problems that cropped up, such as a broken hinge on the kitchen cabinet under the sink and the busted ice maker in the freezer. I then thought the toilet issue was resolved until I went to use it again and noticed it leaking in the same spot. Luckily it hadn't been doing it for very long and the puddle was much much smaller and easier to clean. So now, until the top notch maintenance crew fixes it for good, I have to turn the water valve off behind the tank until it's time to flush, turn it on again after the bowl refills and turn it off again. Exciting.

Mom and I did go and see The Hobbit last weekend and I found it excellent. I know there were changes from the books, but I don't think it was detrimental to the story. I haven't finished the book yet actually. I just started reading it not long after we saw the movie since I figured it'd be an easier read than the LOTR trilogy. So far it is. Maybe one day I'll tackle the trilogy that is collecting dust on my shelf.

I sent my Christmas cards off a few days ago, so hopefully you'll get them fairly soon. You Canadians may be a little later though, depending on how fast the post office is on either side.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas (or had a Happy Hanukkah) and I'll probably post a swag post on Tuesday.
snapdragon76: *slurrrrp* (Tea!)
Looks like I'll be staying home from work tomorrow.

The air handler in our A/C unit froze over again, so someone has to stay home and wait for the maintenance people to come and fix it. Again. It was 'supposedly' fixed last time, but obviously it didn't work. It's a shame because the guy that worked on it seemed really nice and wanted to be helpful.

What really needs to happen is our apartment complex needs to buy a new air conditioning unit for our building. We've had so many problems with it ever since we moved into this new apartment. In our previous apartment (which is in a different part of the same building) we didn't have any issues mostly because it had a newer unit. With all of the complaints and 'repairs' that have had to be made in the years we've been here, you'd think they'd actually get around to replacing the damn thing instead of always having to come and repair it. I have to be the one to stay home since where mom is at, they are extremely short handed personnel wise and she'd be dead meat if she called out. I can make up the majority of my hours during the week.

Normally this time of year it wouldn't be a major issue, but we've been having an unseasonably warm winter, so we've been running the A/C more often than usual. I'm still wearing my summer pajamas in December. It kinda sucks, but what do I expect from Florida. It'd be nice to be able to sleep at night without having to run the A/C any. Meh...

So, I have to wait around tomorrow until the repair guy shows up. I have no idea what I'll be doing. I suppose I could start cleaning out my closet, but it tends to get super warm in there and with the A/C being on the fritz, I don't want to be holed up in there doing sweaty work. So, I'll most likely watch movies or read. Or nap. Maybe I'll finally get around to putting up my Christmas lights.

I ordered my Christmas cards and according to the tracker on the FedEx website they were delivered... to the Post Office. Why they delivered them there as opposed to my door is baffling. I mean, FedEx usually delivers to the residence. So, I guess I'll be getting them in hand tomorrow. Now I just need to get stamps.

Here's the cover picture, btw:



It was one I took while on vacation a few months ago that I fancied up using a cool photo editing program called Be Funky. I've been having waaaaaay too much fun with it. I used to use a program called Picnik, but they don't exist anymore, so I had to look elsewhere. All of my contact pictures on my phone I ran through filters and stuff just for fun. I am easily amused by the smallest things...

Met up today with [profile] cosmic_reverie at a charming local coffee shop. I hadn't realized we talked for almost two hours! It was fun! I enjoy making new friends! Especially ones who live locally! We talked about a wide variety of subjects, like Star Trek, NASA, the future of the space program, places we want to go in Florida, cameras and the like.

Mom and I bought the Blu Ray combo pack of the Nolan Batman trilogy, so we made a day of watching all three movies yesterday. It was pretty fun! Today we watched the Blu Ray of the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, which is always excellent. Makes me hyped even more for the movie coming out in a couple of weeks. I just know it's gonna shred me emotionally, so I need to make sure I bring tons of Kleenex. I tried to buy the soundtrack to the movie, but apparently it's not available yet. At least not on iTunes. *rawr*

Well, I'm gonna close out and try not to go into heat stroke over night. Sweet dreams!!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
Hello everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend. I did. I didn’t step foot outside of my house the entire time though. Mostly because I was suffering from a headache and also due to being off kilter from the time change. So I stayed inside and watched some Harry Potter DVD’s.

I want to try to get some time off in April because my dad and step-mom et al are coming down for a little over a week and they want to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Perhaps I should tell them that it’s a small part of Universal Islands of Adventure and they have to go through the rest of the park to get to it. Maybe dad and I can ride the Hulk roller coaster again!

I have to figure out a way of getting there though because for one thing, my car is kinda iffy at the moment and I don’t trust driving it far out of town and two I’d have to go the freeway and that terrifies me (in addition to having a terrible sense of direction). And the last thing I need is a panic attack in the middle of traffic. The way I got back and forth to college was using the surface streets and luckily the way the school was situated, it was pretty easy to do that. The entire time I was there, I didn’t venture too far into the city to do stuff.

I need to go next weekend sometime and look for a dress for my friend’s wedding. I think I’ll look into Kohl’s since they have a lot of cute things there. Then I have to think about accessories and such. Maybe whatever I get can also double as an Easter dress.

Not much else to report on except for continued prayers and support for the people of Japan who are still suffering from the aftereffects of the major earthquake and tsunami that hit them on Friday. If you would like to donate, then it would be easiest (I think) to send them to the Red Cross. I know they are a legitimate organization to send any donations to. I already sent mine. It wasn’t much, but every little bit helps, I think.

There is also an LJ community set up in case anyone is interested. [community profile] help_japan
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Harry -- Felix Felicis pincers)
Hello everyone. I hope you had a nice weekend. I did. I didn’t step foot outside of my house the entire time though. Mostly because I was suffering from a headache and also due to being off kilter from the time change. So I stayed inside and watched some Harry Potter DVD’s.

I want to try to get some time off in April because my dad and step-mom et al are coming down for a little over a week and they want to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Perhaps I should tell them that it’s a small part of Universal Islands of Adventure and they have to go through the rest of the park to get to it. Maybe dad and I can ride the Hulk roller coaster again!

I have to figure out a way of getting there though because for one thing, my car is kinda iffy at the moment and I don’t trust driving it far out of town and two I’d have to go the freeway and that terrifies me (in addition to having a terrible sense of direction). And the last thing I need is a panic attack in the middle of traffic. The way I got back and forth to college was using the surface streets and luckily the way the school was situated, it was pretty easy to do that. The entire time I was there, I didn’t venture too far into the city to do stuff.

I need to go next weekend sometime and look for a dress for my friend’s wedding. I think I’ll look into Kohl’s since they have a lot of cute things there. Then I have to think about accessories and such. Maybe whatever I get can also double as an Easter dress.

Not much else to report on except for continued prayers and support for the people of Japan who are still suffering from the aftereffects of the major earthquake and tsunami that hit them on Friday. If you would like to donate, then it would be easiest (I think) to send them to the Red Cross. I know they are a legitimate organization to send any donations to. I already sent mine. It wasn’t much, but every little bit helps, I think.

There is also an LJ community set up in case anyone is interested. [livejournal.com profile] help_japan
snapdragon76: (Alphonse Mucha)
Hello all.

I had a fun weekend. Mom and I went to the dollar theater for a double feature. Two movies for $3.00! Not bad! Anyway, we went to see 'Tangled' first and foremost. And something I noticed when I was watching was that everyone in the kingdom has brown hair. This was particularly noticeable during the kingdom dance. Rapunzel was the only blonde. I think maybe this was an artistic choice so as to have her stand out more. Make her more noticeable. Like her 70 feet of hair wasn't noticeable enough. Once her hair gets cut, she's a brunette, like everyone else. Maybe that was a way of showing her as an official member of the kingdom.

I could be over thinking it though.

After that movie was over, mom and I had some free time in between, so we walked around and looked in some of the shops near the theater. We went into the hardware store and I found that they were selling home made jams and honey. I thought that was an odd thing to be selling at a hardware store, but I think they were locally made and so they were selling them for whoever made them, I guess.

We were going to meet some friends for the second film. Well, I was. I wanted to see 'Deathly Hallows' again and mom didn't so she was going to see 'Narnia' again. I went into the theater without seeing the other part of the party. Ten minutes or so into the movie, they came in. They had gotten lost! So we were able to watch the movie together after all!

Afterward we decided to grab a bite at the nearby McDonald's. I thought it was a better choice than the bologna I was planning to eat at any rate. So we ate and talked like we like to do when we get together. It was fun, like always! I enjoy it.

Sunday was pretty laid back. we did some laundry and I fiddled with my Wii so I could get internet access with it again (hence the previous post). I watched 'Unstoppable' on DVD while mom was crammed into my room (my room isn't all that large, see).

I heard more info about the office building we will be moving into. My boss was given a walk through on Friday. I'm pretty sure it wasn't JUST her, but other PFS supervisors as well.

Anyway, she sent us an email with some more details.

-- our department is getting three suites for us to use. Two smaller rooms and one larger room.
-- there may actually be windows.
-- we might not get the same roommates as before. It will most likely be divided by job responsibility. i.e. all the charge posters in one room and all of the insurance posters in a room.
-- there will be three people in one room, three in another room and six in the larger room.
-- there will be a large break room with three refrigerators.
-- many bathrooms!!
-- we get to keep our same computers, which is good because I have my email settings and my work documents all saved on the one I'm using and I'd hate to redo all of it...

Aside from myself, there are two other charge posters so the three of us will most likely get a room to ourselves. As it happens, I do tend to get along quite well with the other two ladies, so that will be good. And I won't be in a large open area with a lot of people looking over my shoulder, which I like.

So. things are looking pretty positive right now!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Rapunzel)
Hello all.

I had a fun weekend. Mom and I went to the dollar theater for a double feature. Two movies for $3.00! Not bad! Anyway, we went to see 'Tangled' first and foremost. And something I noticed when I was watching was that everyone in the kingdom has brown hair. This was particularly noticeable during the kingdom dance. Rapunzel was the only blonde. I think maybe this was an artistic choice so as to have her stand out more. Make her more noticeable. Like her 70 feet of hair wasn't noticeable enough. Once her hair gets cut, she's a brunette, like everyone else. Maybe that was a way of showing her as an official member of the kingdom.

I could be over thinking it though.

After that movie was over, mom and I had some free time in between, so we walked around and looked in some of the shops near the theater. We went into the hardware store and I found that they were selling home made jams and honey. I thought that was an odd thing to be selling at a hardware store, but I think they were locally made and so they were selling them for whoever made them, I guess.

We were going to meet some friends for the second film. Well, I was. I wanted to see 'Deathly Hallows' again and mom didn't so she was going to see 'Narnia' again. I went into the theater without seeing the other part of the party. Ten minutes or so into the movie, they came in. They had gotten lost! So we were able to watch the movie together after all!

Afterward we decided to grab a bite at the nearby McDonald's. I thought it was a better choice than the bologna I was planning to eat at any rate. So we ate and talked like we like to do when we get together. It was fun, like always! I enjoy it.

Sunday was pretty laid back. we did some laundry and I fiddled with my Wii so I could get internet access with it again (hence the previous post). I watched 'Unstoppable' on DVD while mom was crammed into my room (my room isn't all that large, see).

I heard more info about the office building we will be moving into. My boss was given a walk through on Friday. I'm pretty sure it wasn't JUST her, but other PFS supervisors as well.

Anyway, she sent us an email with some more details.

-- our department is getting three suites for us to use. Two smaller rooms and one larger room.
-- there may actually be windows.
-- we might not get the same roommates as before. It will most likely be divided by job responsibility. i.e. all the charge posters in one room and all of the insurance posters in a room.
-- there will be three people in one room, three in another room and six in the larger room.
-- there will be a large break room with three refrigerators.
-- many bathrooms!!
-- we get to keep our same computers, which is good because I have my email settings and my work documents all saved on the one I'm using and I'd hate to redo all of it...

Aside from myself, there are two other charge posters so the three of us will most likely get a room to ourselves. As it happens, I do tend to get along quite well with the other two ladies, so that will be good. And I won't be in a large open area with a lot of people looking over my shoulder, which I like.

So. things are looking pretty positive right now!
snapdragon76: Zach rocking the 360 cameras at the MTV Movie Awards (Zach 360)
My weekend was mildly active. We were going to go to the dollar theater with a friend of ours (I want to see Deathly Hallows again for the third time), but that was nixed because one of the party wasn’t feeling well. So mom went to the wetlands again to take more pictures.

The rest of Saturday was spent kicking back. Mom and I watched a few DVD’s and that was pretty much all we did.

Sunday morning was pretty slow. I was trying to catch up on back chapters of ‘Bakuman’ that I missed. In the afternoon, we left to go do a photo shoot for a friend of ours who is getting married in April. They were basically engagement photos. Mom was the main shooter, but I took some as well for the hell of it. I hadn’t really planned on it, but there you have it. They turned out pretty decent I suppose. I can’t judge myself all that well. Mom usually doesn’t take portraits and such because believe it or not, people can be kinda demanding. But she agreed to this one (and the wedding itself) as a favor to the couple since they’re good friends of ours.

You can actually make a decent living out of wedding photography, but it can be highly stressful since you don’t really want to mess up the bride’s big day and all. So mom says she’ll stick with wildlife. I’ll stick with refining my abstract eye a little (since that’s what people say I have. I suppose so).

We did make it home in time for the majority of the Oscars. I was happy with the majority of the results. I’m glad The King’s Speech got as many as it did. I thought it was highly deserving.

I also had my LJ account renewed for another year and got 7 more icons as a result. I filled all but one of them and am still trying to decide what to put in it. Something will come to me.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Audrey -- BaT)
First of all, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] dqbunny!

My weekend was mildly active. We were going to go to the dollar theater with a friend of ours (I want to see Deathly Hallows again for the third time), but that was nixed because one of the party wasn’t feeling well. So mom went to the wetlands again to take more pictures.

The rest of Saturday was spent kicking back. Mom and I watched a few DVD’s and that was pretty much all we did.

Sunday morning was pretty slow. I was trying to catch up on back chapters of ‘Bakuman’ that I missed. In the afternoon, we left to go do a photo shoot for a friend of ours who is getting married in April. They were basically engagement photos. Mom was the main shooter, but I took some as well for the hell of it. I hadn’t really planned on it, but there you have it. They turned out pretty decent I suppose. I can’t judge myself all that well. Mom usually doesn’t take portraits and such because believe it or not, people can be kinda demanding. But she agreed to this one (and the wedding itself) as a favor to the couple since they’re good friends of ours.

You can actually make a decent living out of wedding photography, but it can be highly stressful since you don’t really want to mess up the bride’s big day and all. So mom says she’ll stick with wildlife. I’ll stick with refining my abstract eye a little (since that’s what people say I have. I suppose so).

We did make it home in time for the majority of the Oscars. I was happy with the majority of the results. I’m glad The King’s Speech got as many as it did. I thought it was highly deserving.

I also had my LJ account renewed for another year and got 7 more icons as a result. I filled all but one of them and am still trying to decide what to put in it. Something will come to me.
snapdragon76: (Tamaki and Haruhi)
Well, this weekend was kind of busy. For starters, mom and I got our respective hairs cut. She also got a perm. I just stuck with a haircut. I used to have to get perms and I hated it with a burning, blinding passion.

I'd post a picture, but for some reason Semagic is being a bitch and not wanting to upload any pictures. DD:

If you follow my Tumblr account, you can see it on there.

You can see it here for convenience sake.

We then ate lunch afterward at the local brewery and grille. We just had the burgers, no beer. They were pretty good.

Then we got groceries and made a detour through the local park, mostly so mom could eye locations for photoshoots.

The rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful. I did manage to clean my bathroom on Sunday. That's quite an achievement for me, who has to be really motivated to clean. Sad, I know. I rewarded myself with Twinkies later. :DD

I got a new roomie today at work. Yes, another one. She seems to be more permanent though. I got that impression because IT made sure to switch the computer over to her name as well as the phone. She seems pretty nice though. Young, like in her mid twenties. She used to be a Medical Secretary bust she got burned out with it and wanted a change. There was an opening in our department and decided to apply. I think I like her.

I also cleaned out my bottom drawer in anticipation of our department's move in late May/early June. I accumulated a lot of takeout napkins and plastic silverware for some reason. My trash can was full of pretty much nothing but napkins and plastic utensils.

Been reading more of my recently acquired manga over the weekend. Mainlining more Ouran as well. Man, I have a sickness...
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Haruhi and Tamaki kiss ch. 83)
Well, this weekend was kind of busy. For starters, mom and I got our respective hairs cut. She also got a perm. I just stuck with a haircut. I used to have to get perms and I hated it with a burning, blinding passion.

I'd post a picture, but for some reason Semagic is being a bitch and not wanting to upload any pictures. DD:

If you follow my Tumblr account, you can see it on there.

You can see it here for convenience sake.

We then ate lunch afterward at the local brewery and grille. We just had the burgers, no beer. They were pretty good.

Then we got groceries and made a detour through the local park, mostly so mom could eye locations for photoshoots.

The rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful. I did manage to clean my bathroom on Sunday. That's quite an achievement for me, who has to be really motivated to clean. Sad, I know. I rewarded myself with Twinkies later. :DD

I got a new roomie today at work. Yes, another one. She seems to be more permanent though. I got that impression because IT made sure to switch the computer over to her name as well as the phone. She seems pretty nice though. Young, like in her mid twenties. She used to be a Medical Secretary bust she got burned out with it and wanted a change. There was an opening in our department and decided to apply. I think I like her.

I also cleaned out my bottom drawer in anticipation of our department's move in late May/early June. I accumulated a lot of takeout napkins and plastic silverware for some reason. My trash can was full of pretty much nothing but napkins and plastic utensils.

Been reading more of my recently acquired manga over the weekend. Mainlining more Ouran as well. Man, I have a sickness...
snapdragon76: from the New Moon trailer.  (Fursplode!)
Long post is looooooong.

I was going to write this up on my laptop because I have Semagic on there and I like it better than Phoenix for formatting purposes and I plan on using bullet points (see further down). Plus, it has a spell check whereas on my Mac I have to use TextEdit before pasting my post onto Phoenix. There needs to be Semagic for Mac is basically what I'm saying.

Anyway, I digress. My weekend is as follows:

Saturday: Mom and I decided to go to the movies at the newly reopened dollar theater next town over. We went to see Date Night and How To Train Your Dragon (yes, again. What? It's good!)

We were going to eat at the little deli next door (which would deliver to my workplace and I therefore fell in love with them), but they closed early for the holiday. *fumes* (屮≖益≖)屮 彡 ┻━┻ 

We opted for Cracker Barrel instead, which was a satisfactory substitution.

Sunday: The Fourth of July.

We would've slept in, but it was time for church, so we went. We left early anyway because there was a guest speaker and he was dry as unbuttered toast. (ㅇㅅㅇ)

We came home to drop some stuff off to discover that our eldest cat was sick. Basically she was suffering from the trots, which she gets now and then. So we stuck her in the bathroom that has the nice linoleum that cleans easily. Hey, we're not heartless. She had food and water in there. She was fine.

We then left to do a few errands because we had time to kill before we picked up some friends of ours for the baseball game later. So we wasted a little bit of time by getting some groceries and going to the bookstore. Mom wanted a new wallet, so we stopped in and she got one and I found a super cute hat and blah blah blah.

Finally game time came. Usually we go to see a baseball game with the local minor league team and then watch fireworks after. We wanted to get there early so we could get good seats since it was general admission. So we thought an hour before the first pitch would be good. While we did get good seats, after being there for roughly half and hour or so, it decided to rain. And it rained... for five hours. We were hoping the rain would let up enough where the game could be played. While it did let up slightly, the field was too wet to play on safely. Thus, the game was canceled. However, it was announced there would be fireworks. We waited again for 45 minutes or so before they finally went off... for five minutes. Yeah, we were disappointed too.

It could be said that there weren't very many that remained dry, however we don't know for sure. Needless to say, it was very disappointing. We did get rain out vouchers for another game for free, which I hope to use for the end of season where there are more fireworks. Hopefully the weather will be nicer then.

Monday: My free day. I decided to go to the movies. My thoughts are thus:


WARNING! I'm writing this as I remember them, so it might get a bit ramble-y and disorganized, so bear with me a tad, eh?

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚'✿ )

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚'✿,。・:*:❀・゚'❁ )

That's all for now. Sorry for the length.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Charlie Swan - Clueless)
Long post is looooooong.

I was going to write this up on my laptop because I have Semagic on there and I like it better than Phoenix for formatting purposes and I plan on using bullet points (see further down). Plus, it has a spell check whereas on my Mac I have to use TextEdit before pasting my post onto Phoenix. There needs to be Semagic for Mac is basically what I'm saying.

Anyway, I digress. My weekend is as follows:

Saturday: Mom and I decided to go to the movies at the newly reopened dollar theater next town over. We went to see Date Night and How To Train Your Dragon (yes, again. What? It's good!)

We were going to eat at the little deli next door (which would deliver to my workplace and I therefore fell in love with them), but they closed early for the holiday. *fumes* (屮≖益≖)屮 彡 ┻━┻ 

We opted for Cracker Barrel instead, which was a satisfactory substitution.

Sunday: The Fourth of July.

We would've slept in, but it was time for church, so we went. We left early anyway because there was a guest speaker and he was dry as unbuttered toast. (ㅇㅅㅇ)

We came home to drop some stuff off to discover that our eldest cat was sick. Basically she was suffering from the trots, which she gets now and then. So we stuck her in the bathroom that has the nice linoleum that cleans easily. Hey, we're not heartless. She had food and water in there. She was fine.

We then left to do a few errands because we had time to kill before we picked up some friends of ours for the baseball game later. So we wasted a little bit of time by getting some groceries and going to the bookstore. Mom wanted a new wallet, so we stopped in and she got one and I found a super cute hat and blah blah blah.

Finally game time came. Usually we go to see a baseball game with the local minor league team and then watch fireworks after. We wanted to get there early so we could get good seats since it was general admission. So we thought an hour before the first pitch would be good. While we did get good seats, after being there for roughly half and hour or so, it decided to rain. And it rained... for five hours. We were hoping the rain would let up enough where the game could be played. While it did let up slightly, the field was too wet to play on safely. Thus, the game was cancelled. However, it was announced there would be fireworks. We waited again for 45 minutes or so before they finally went off... for five minutes. Yeah, we were disappointed too.

It could be said that there weren't very many that remained dry, however we don't know for sure. Needless to say, it was very disappointing. We did get rain out vouchers for another game for free, which I hope to use for the end of season where there are more fireworks. Hopefully the weather will be nicer then.

Monday: My free day. I decided to go to the movies. My thoughts are thus:


WARNING! I'm writing this as I remember them, so it might get a bit ramble-y and disorganized, so bear with me a tad, eh?

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚'✿ )

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚'✿,。・:*:❀・゚'❁ )

That's all for now. Sorry for the length.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Old Spice - on a horse)
Hey, I'm getting pretty good at this updating on a regular basis thing! Yay me!

Anyhoodle, this weekend was fairly full for us. Saturday we went and got our hairs cut. I got kind of a bob sort of style. Those of you on my Facebook who haven't seen the pic I posted, it's still there if you wanna looksee. It turned out pretty cute!

Then we went and got groceries which took quite awhile actually since we had a lot to get. Then we went home and crashed. Getting groceries can take it out of you...

Sunday we played hooky from church (yes, we were bad) and went to see a double feature. You know us, movie whores. We saw Karate Kid (which is really The Kung Fu Kid) and The A Team. I liked them both. I have nothing more eloquent to say to that, really...

This week is going to be a hectic one, I can tell already. I have major catching up to do with my posting since I had a week's worth of charges from one office dumped on my lap last week that I had to post to the detriment of the others I post for... So I have all that to catch up with in addition to posting some charges for a girl who is on vacation this week. Plus, I have Thursday and Friday off due to my colonoscopy and prep.

Oh yeah, that is coming up as well this week. Lovely. The procedure itself isn't bad, just the prep. I have to choke down this nasty ass liquid in order to clean myself out in preparation to be violated by a video camera to ensure that my colon is behaving itself. ಠ_ಠ

Tomorrow I go with a friend of mine to kickboxing class to vent our frustrations with the world. And we supposedly get exercise as well. Go fig.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
Hey, I'm getting pretty good at this updating on a regular basis thing! Yay me!

Anyhoodle, this weekend was fairly full for us. Saturday we went and got our hairs cut. I got kind of a bob sort of style. Those of you on my Facebook who haven't seen the pic I posted, it's still there if you wanna looksee. It turned out pretty cute!

Then we went and got groceries which took quite awhile actually since we had a lot to get. Then we went home and crashed. Getting groceries can take it out of you...

Sunday we played hooky from church (yes, we were bad) and went to see a double feature. You know us, movie whores. We saw Karate Kid (which is really The Kung Fu Kid) and The A Team. I liked them both. I have nothing more eloquent to say to that, really...

This week is going to be a hectic one, I can tell already. I have major catching up to do with my posting since I had a week's worth of charges from one office dumped on my lap last week that I had to post to the detriment of the others I post for... So I have all that to catch up with in addition to posting some charges for a girl who is on vacation this week. Plus, I have Thursday and Friday off due to my colonoscopy and prep.

Oh yeah, that is coming up as well this week. Lovely. The procedure itself isn't bad, just the prep. I have to choke down this nasty ass liquid in order to clean myself out in preparation to be violated by a video camera to ensure that my colon is behaving itself. ಠ_ಠ

Tomorrow I go with a friend of mine to kickboxing class to vent our frustrations with the world. And we supposedly get exercise as well. Go fig.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Fakiru - true love)
Well, gonna knock a post off before I have to take my shower...

Weekend was fairly uneventful, which is OK once in awhile. Didn't do anything Friday, so I'm not even gonna bother typing it out. I did get some labwork done, but that's hardly exciting...

Saturday was spent with me lounging at home watching the telly while mom went to the local nature reserve to take some pictures. When she came back she said she didn't get a lot of shot because not very many critters were out.

Then we spent the afternoon running errands and went to see Avatar again. :DD

Sunday I spent the entire morning in bed because I'm just that lazy. However, after noon my friend came over and we watched some Princess Tutu together. This would be my third time watching it. For her, she seen a few episodes here and there awhile back, so it's kinda like watching it fresh. She likes watching the subs. Me, I can do either. The one thing about the dubs I like is that I don't have to concentrate so much on following along with the story. But like I've said, I've seen this series a few times before and I adore it just the same each time!!

I must've slept on my back weird last night because it was hurting like you wouldn't believe this morning! Yikes! I feel better now, but I could barely move tis morning. Ugh!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Eve and Wall-E -- D'awwww!!)
Let's break it down now.

Friday:

Had a appointment with a new health care provider. I was getting tired of my other doctor's lack of sympathy and bedside manner, so I jumped ship let us say. My new one is a Nurse Practitioner, but that sort of thing doesn't make a difference to me. She's very nice and very thorough. She seems to actually care for her patients (which I realize is an utterly ABSURD thing to do).

And I picked up a few books also. Gotta feed my habit, Lord knows!!

Later on in the evening, I readied myself for a night out with a friend of mine whom I recently reconnected with online via Twitter and Facebook and all that. She's a manga/anime fangirl as well, just like me. Also a bit of a Japanophile. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you, since I'm a bit of one myself. She's going to get a chance to actually go to Japan in a few months for a few weeks. I'm trying not to be jealous...

I did get an invite from her to go to EPCOT sometime next month. Need to file my taxes so I can have some scratch to pay my way in as well as for a few goodies. And I fully intend to wear my Minnie ears...

Saturday:

Mom and I mostly ran our errands and then stopped by Ben & Jerry's for some ice cream. Basically we were looking for some time to kill before the movie we were going to see started and since B&J was right next door to the theater... We went to see Avatar BTW. I really liked it! It is a bit long, but I never really noticed until the very end when my bladder began to complain. Even though I tried to minimize my fluid intake... Go see it in 3-D if you can.

Sunday:

I went to church by myself because mom had a photo shoot at a Haiti relief benefit our company had put together in addition to other local sponsors and she had to be there at ten even though it technically didn't start until one. So I stopped by after I ate lunch and said hello and scoped out everything.

Then I went home and read a bit and took a nap for the majority of the afternoon. I know. How ambitious of me.

Mom might need to have surgery on her knee relatively soon. I don't know what she did to it, but after she got home yesterday from her shoot, it was hurting her a lot more than usual. She thinks something might've gave way or something. She can't even put her weight on it. She's hobbling around, leaning on a walking staff for support right now. She did see her doctor today who suggested she get an MRI and see the orthopedist. Hopefully she'll be able to get it fixed properly so she can function (somewhat) normally again. It's been giving her trouble for years and it's been kind of a bitch to deal with since she can't walk on it or stand on it for a long period of time or else it flares up. I told her not to put it off any longer or else she might end up permanently crippled.

Well, that's everything thus far. Work is still the same ol-same ol. But even having a job that's tedious beats not having a job at all.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
Let's break it down now.

Friday:

Had a appointment with a new health care provider. I was getting tired of my other doctor's lack of sympathy and bedside manner, so I jumped ship let us say. My new one is a Nurse Practitioner, but that sort of thing doesn't make a difference to me. She's very nice and very thorough. She seems to actually care for her patients (which I realize is an utterly ABSURD thing to do).

And I picked up a few books also. Gotta feed my habit, Lord knows!!

Later on in the evening, I readied myself for a night out with a friend of mine whom I recently reconnected with online via Twitter and Facebook and all that. She's a manga/anime fangirl as well, just like me. Also a bit of a Japanophile. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you, since I'm a bit of one myself. She's going to get a chance to actually go to Japan in a few months for a few weeks. I'm trying not to be jealous...

I did get an invite from her to go to EPCOT sometime next month. Need to file my taxes so I can have some scratch to pay my way in as well as for a few goodies. And I fully intend to wear my Minnie ears...

Saturday:

Mom and I mostly ran our errands and then stopped by Ben & Jerry's for some ice cream. Basically we were looking for some time to kill before the movie we were going to see started and since B&J was right next door to the theater... We went to see Avatar BTW. I really liked it! It is a bit long, but I never really noticed until the very end when my bladder began to complain. Even though I tried to minimize my fluid intake... Go see it in 3-D if you can.

Sunday:

I went to church by myself because mom had a photo shoot at a Haiti relief benefit our company had put together in addition to other local sponsors and she had to be there at ten even though it technically didn't start until one. So I stopped by after I ate lunch and said hello and scoped out everything.

Then I went home and read a bit and took a nap for the majority of the afternoon. I know. How ambitious of me.

Mom might need to have surgery on her knee relatively soon. I don't know what she did to it, but after she got home yesterday from her shoot, it was hurting her a lot more than usual. She thinks something might've gave way or something. She can't even put her weight on it. She's hobbling around, leaning on a walking staff for support right now. She did see her doctor today who suggested she get an MRI and see the orthopedist. Hopefully she'll be able to get it fixed properly so she can function (somewhat) normally again. It's been giving her trouble for years and it's been kind of a bitch to deal with since she can't walk on it or stand on it for a long period of time or else it flares up. I told her not to put it off any longer or else she might end up permanently crippled.

Well, that's everything thus far. Work is still the same ol-same ol. But even having a job that's tedious beats not having a job at all.
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Veronica sneer)
Hmmm, how shall I sum up my weekend? Let's try a list!!

Friday:

1. work
2. do errands
3. burrow under my blankets to stay warm

Saturday:

1. watch DVD's
2. sleep
3. burrow under my blankets to stay warm

Sunday:

1. church
2. get groceries
3. burrow under my blankets to stay warm

Notice a pattern?

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. CRY MOAR! But it dipped to freezing temperatures over the weekend here, and for us, that's quite nippy. I didn't even venture a toe outside all day Saturday. I didn't even bother to change out of my flannel pj's for that matter.

And mock all you want, haters but my Snuggie kept me nice and toasty over the weekend, so there! :-P

I think mom and I must be jinxed somehow when it comes to cars. We went to start hers on Sunday so we could go to church, but the steering column is locked and wiil. not. budge. And we tried EVERYTHING. Like pressing the brake, making sure the car was in park, jiggling the steering wheel. Even changing the fuses. Nada. We hope it's just a matter of it being literally frozen due to the weather and nothing more serious. Because it costs $92.00 to replace the starter and that's just for the parts. It doesn't include the labor.

Luckily we have my car to get around in until this sticky-wicket is resolved... which I hope will be sooooon!!!

Work is slow these past few weeks. I hope things pick up again soon. It's a bit frustrating, and kind of boring when you have a lower than normal workload.

Hey, be sure to check out my mom's website: lwbphoto! *pimp*

Well, signing off for now! Ta-taaaa!!

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