snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
So my 20th high school reunion is coming up this summer, and, if nothing happens, I'm going to try to go. I'm kind of two minds about the whole thing, really.

I mean, the people I knew well back then I stay in contact with over Facebook, but I have a feeling if I don't I might regret it later on. Besides, it might be nice to see some of the people that aren't on Facebook.

I did go to my 10th reunion, and it wasn't bad... despite the fact that the Red Tide came ashore and I felt like utter shit the whole time. Luckily that won't be an issue this time around... unless I get a major Crohn's attack or something. I've always had impeccable for this sort of thing.

I was never Ms. Popularity or anything. I was pretty shy and got along better with the loners and the kids who were a little bit different that everyone else rather than the popular kids. Now, I embrace my differentness, which I kinda wish I did more of when in high school. But, you know how it is. You don't really embrace who you are when you're a teenager as opposed to adulthood.

At least I can say that I have a definite career path, rather than say I have a soul sucking job as an office drone (which I didn't even have at my last reunion). I may not mention the fact that I still live at home, not for over attachment reason, but for economical. But, they might be a bit understanding about it nowadays. Who knows.

There are two 'events'. One is a picnic during the day which is more casual and stuff (which I can swing no prob). In the evening there is a cocktail party, which I can swing much less so. I mean, when have I ever been in a situation where I've been to a cocktail party before? I don't know the dress code, or if there will be finger foods or not served. I guess I'll just have to play it by ear or something.

Then comes the issue of cost. Since I no longer live in Florida, I need to save money for a plane ticket (no way am I driving) and then find a way to get a car since I'd have to drive to the venues and such. I think my aunt will let us stay with her (because mom said she wanted to go down as well, not for the reunion obvi, but to visit people), but I don't want to just assume. Especially since my aunt looks after her great-grandkids quite a bit. It's still about five months away yet, so there's still time to figure things out.

And, since this month is the start of my 10th year having this LiveJournal, I think I'll try to post snippets from my journals over the years. Here's from my very first one:

Well, it's my first day on LiveJournal and the weather is kind of crappy. I was reading RK online, but my cable connection went all wonky and I had to reboot. *grr* I'll have to try again tomorrow and finish the rest before he changes it again. I might have to do a Cleansweep or something to make sure I don't have anything messing up my system. That's the wonderful thing about technology, when it works, you love it. When it doesn't, it becomes your biggest enemy. Well, I'm going to go see if I can fancy up my page some.
Feb. 24th 2004.

That's... pretty much it. I didn't really have a lot to say in the beginning. But, I am extremely grateful for all of the friends I've made on here over the past 10 years! I treasure them so very much! Love you guys!!
snapdragon76: Starlight by Muse (starlight)
I've been going through some of my older journal entries (from 2005 no less) in order to try and narrow down the dates of when I was employed at the guitar shop and it's rather interesting rereading the old entries and my old 'voice' as it were.

I can definitely notice a difference in my writing style between then and now. For one thing, I was waaaay more into various fandoms than I am now. I mean, I still have fandoms, but I tend to not write about them in such a fangirly way like I used to. Maybe it's due to maturity, or the fact I don't have the time to unabashedly fangirl as much as I used to.

I also tend to notice how much free time I had to do all of the fangirling I did. Well, I didn't have a job then, so I guess I did have more time. I also had more money despite not having a job since I didn't have to pay rent back then so I could buy more random crap. I shouldn't say that. I mean, I bought mostly anime and manga stuff, which I wish I could still do if I had the money (and the space for it all).

I also noticed a lot of the commenters on my entries aren't even on here (LJ) anymore. A bunch of crossed out names and such as well as some who simply don't post anything anymore. Kinda makes me wonder what happened to them all. Like [profile] thesnipe and others.

I do hope I can find the info I'm looking for so that I can finish my resume and post it to job sites in Tennessee and get the ball rolling on this whole 'blowing this pop stand' plan.

Although I do notice my eyes growing blurry from reading through everything. I just wish I knew specifically when it was so I could narrow down my search. If only I hadn't been to damned determined to post an entry every. single. day. *facepalm*
snapdragon76: My Chinese Zodiac sign (Japanese dragon)
Well, I'm still having some health issues. this has been a really crappy summer thus far healthwise.

I saw the Endocrinologist last week. He was very personable and helpful. He did a physical exam and said things looked good in that regard, but the elevated THS could be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain and had me do some blood work. I haven't heard the results yet.

I still have some infections that I'm dealing with, but to my continued annoyance. It's not nearly as bad as it was, but I'd still like things to be back to they way it was before this whole adventure. I no longer have the rash, but I'm still dealing with dry skin. And now the dermatitis on my face has returned with a vengeance and now I feel like a lizard. I might as well put a bag on my head and be done with it all.

We're going to be leaving for vacation in a couple of weeks and I highly excited about it. We're off to Tennessee and I know it'll be fabulous! I love the area and am looking forward to the fall colors and cooler weather. Mom and I still have some stuff to do before we leave, so we're working on that.

People at work seem to be jumping ship left and right. We lost three people that I know of just in the past few weeks. I don't know if they're leaving due to the buy out or not. I know we'll be downsized, so that might be part of the reason people are leaving, but as for me I'm not going anywhere mostly because I have nowhere to go. I am worried that I might lose my job and what I'd do if that happens, but I'm not gonna stress out about it until I know for sure.

I've recently been rereading my Furuba manga. It takes me back so much. I rewatched the anime as well, but nothing compares to the original manga. I almost forgot how much I adore this series. Through it I've made so many of my friends that I still have, so it'll always be special to me.
snapdragon76: Knights of Cydonia (koc_muse)
Well, I mentioned on my Twitter that I found an old notebook of mine with really horrid drawings in it and an equally horrid short work of fiction (which mercifully was never completed. Yikes).

Needless to say, I decided to take it upon myself to transcribe said work of fiction and share it with y'all because I'm generous like that. So I present it thusly.

Be warned, however. I transcribed it EXACTLY how I had written it as a 12-13 year old teenage girl. Complete with terrible spelling, horrific grammar and a laughable French accent. It physically hurt me to write it out like this. But, it is what it is.

Also, let's just say I had an issue with a particular girl when I was in Junior High. Not that you'd be able to tell...

Oh, and for the record, I do know that's not how it works with foreign exchange students. Just to clarify. And also, I feel I should apologize for the sheer 90's of it all.

Onto the crap!

Best friends: The Extange Student )

Well, I think I know why my writing career never took off! I did attempt to do an 'update' many years later, but it was still crap. I'm not even gonna bother transcribing that atrocity.
snapdragon76: Did I mention that I like reading? (books)
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 27 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #27)Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 27 by Hiromu Arakawa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Here we are at the end of an era. What a ride it has been.

I've been a longtime fan of this series due to the excellent storyline and the fabulous art, especially the art. I love how the characters have always had a distinct look from each other. And the detail is amazing.

We have come to the end of a long journey with these characters and while I know everything must come to an end, it's still very bittersweet nonetheless. It just goes to show how excellent this series is when you can feel such emotion at the conclusion of the story.

Thank you very much, Arakawa-sensei. I look forward to your next work.

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snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)
Yep, time for this one again.

The First Sentence (or two) of Every Month in 2011 Meme!!!

January: Yep, it's time once again to drag out that old chestnut:

February: Brain, if you don't settle down and letter me sleep, I swear to God I am gonna stab you with a Q-Tip!!! (nice typo I have there...)

March: Now, I have something I need to get off of my chest, and I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings or sensibilities, and if I do, I’m sorry but this is how I feel. (ahhh, the only time I got 'controversial' on my journal. It was about remakes).

April: I made a blog for my travel mascots Jasper and Alice because I am a huge dork it seems...

May: Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twelve or so hours, it has been confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead.

June: Sorry I've been on radio silence for so long. Just haven't been overly motivated to post much lately.

July: Well, in case some of you were wondering what's been going on with me, I'll tell you.

August: *pic of a Twilight/MLP mash-up* I find this to be all kinds of hilarious. thank you random dA artist.

September: DISNEY TO HAVE A SHORT TANGLED SEQUEL TO AIR ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL IN THE SPRING!!!! (to air with the 3D showing of 'Beauty and the Beast.' Still excited about this , BTW)

October: how awesome is [personal profile] secondlina? (when she made me my commissioned art piece of Marceiline and Marshall Lee of 'Adventure Time'. :DD)

November: Yesterday evening, mom and I decided to go and see Ghostbusters at the movie theater.

December: Totally one of my faves from when I was a young'un. It's rarely ever played on television anymore. More's the pity. (followed by a YouTube post of 'Mickey's Christmas Carol')

Soooo, 2011 turned out to be an up and down year for me and a lot of others. And I do have a feeling we'll still be here this time next year. The whole Mayan calendar thing is waaaay overblown.

Be sure to check out my latest movie reviews in my previous post!!
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snapdragon76: (Alphonse Mucha)
Totally one of my faves from when I was a young'un. It's rarely ever played on television anymore. More's the pity.

And I plan to post another Christmas card post in the next few days. Be on the lookout!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Christmas)
Totally one of my faves from when I was a young'un. It's rarely ever played on television anymore. More's the pity.

And I plan to post another Christmas card post in the next few days. Be on the lookout!
snapdragon76: this is made of win and awesome (Default)

ILU, Kermit...
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ILU, Kermit...
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