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[24 Sep 2009|02:13pm]
So life lately has been pretty alright. Work has slowed down some, but that's to be expected - it usually does at the end of summer. But I'm booking up for customer appreciation week (20% off all chemical services!) which is exciting, that should be a sweet ass paycheck!

Joe is...well, he's been having a rough time of things lately. Basically he got into some debt by being behind on his electric bill and having to pay them a shitload of money, which I sympathize with as I just went through the same thing. But he hasn't been able to get back out of the hole he got into. He also was unable to make his car payment a couple times, and surprise! It got repossessed. So that involved him calling me at 1 AM (because that's when they took it) and now me giving him rides to and from work whenever I can. So we've been spending a lot of time together, which is really nice. However, at the same time it's getting a little old. Sometimes you just want some me time, you know? And getting up at the ass-crack of dawn so he can be at work by 7:30 is just not cool sometimes. I don't want him to feel bad, because I know he already feels like a mooch and shitty for being a burden, which he is but he isn't at the same time. I don't know, it's hard to explain. We're going to get his stuff from his car at some point this weekend, and I've been promised gas money and sexual favors to make up for being a chauffeur. :)

And I told him I love him. O_O He'd been saying it for a while, and I totally blurted it out by accident one day, but it's true. So...yay for that?

I think I'm going to hit up Sally's for some stuff to do my nails because for some reason I want acrylics, and Target for some random things, and Sephora just because I can :)
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Oh Lord [14 May 2009|02:30am]
[ mood | giddy ]

I think I just had a nerd-gasm.

Ryan Buell is making a movie.

(Yes, I know I need help.)

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xD [12 Mar 2009|10:22am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Another text today saying, "yet again I had fun last night. sunday sounds great."

I figure this time I should have some suggestions as to what we do. But...I'm rusty at this, so I need help! What are good date-like activities?

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Blueberry Girl [27 Feb 2009|11:54pm]
[ mood | content ]

An explanation from Neil himself about how the book came to be.

Seriously, I cannot stop listening to this. I love the words, and the message of it, it's so simple and beautiful, and good Lord his voice is like Heaven dipped in chocolate.

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February just gets better and better! [15 Feb 2009|11:47pm]
[ mood | irritated ]

So last night I got home from work, was reading and such things, and noticed there was some plugging/muffledness in my left ear. Didn't think anything of it, I've had a bit of a cold lately and chalked it up to the sinuses. But then it got especially bad - with a throbbing pain included. I thought okay, this is weird, but went to bed, managed to fall asleep.

I woke up a few hours later because I was in SO MUCH pain. Sharp, shooting pain. I tossed, I turned, I cried a bit when the pains were especially stabby. I figured okay, I have an ear infection or something, got up and surfed the web as I couldn't sleep. Eventually I hear this weird roaring noise and intense pain for a second a few times, pain eases. Go back to bed (at like 6 AM), finally fall asleep, wake up to fluid on my pillowcase.

As I'm on like zero sleep and still feel crappy, I call in to work and head to Urgent Care. (I think it was honestly the first time I went to the doctor on my own, without it being paid for or discussed in-depth with my parents first.) My doctor was so great! He explained exactly how ear infections are caused, drew little pictures to explain things, told me I'd probably ruptured/perforated (not sure which) my eardrum which was good and let the fluid start draining out, and scheduled a follow-up to make sure my ear was okay (he couldn't tell if my eardrum had a major hole, or if my ear was just oddly shaped, which I appreciate him telling me.) He was very nice, and gave me different medication recommendations to choose from.

BTW, YAY INSURANCE! My ear drops were $16 instead of $138.

So...sorry for the novel, but it's just another not so good weekend in February for me.

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Aww [12 Feb 2009|08:06pm]
[ mood | content ]

Sometimes I hate that my mom can pretty much immediately tell what's wrong, just by my voice. Like today, when I called, and I said things were okay, she was like really? You don't sound okay. Are you sure? So I told her what happened (editing a bit, saying we "went out" and not "slept together" a few times), and I got the joy of hearing my mom say, "What a fucker." That was pretty funny. Also, she's going to talk to Padre about maybe getting me new shears for my birthday, ooooh! Exciting!

I got my piercing today! I love it. It's sooo cute. It emphasizes my eyes, which is always nice. I guess I bled quite a bit, haha. Dude got partway done and goes, you doing okay? I said uh yeah, why? Well, you're bleeding a bit. Drink at all today? Any aspirin or anything? I was like nope, not at all! (I really think I have thin blood, due to my easy bruising etc.) Thankfully my eyes were closed, I'm not really grossed out by blood but I would have been unnerved to see it coming from my face! But, it's perfect, and exactly what I needed. I'm not sure when I started equating piercing/tattoos with therapy, but it's still working well. :)

I need to clean, but I am lazy. And I may just go get a margarita tonight. I spent most of the morning cuddling with my kitty, it's been a good day.

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so excited! [07 Feb 2009|11:33am]
[ mood | happy ]

It's a beautiful day, 44 with an expected high of 57(!) I drove through a car wash for the first time today (as in, I was driving the car and not just in the car), and am so going to wear capris to work. I don't care if it's February, it's freaking GORGEOUS out!

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[02 Feb 2009|12:47am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I saw "Slumdog Millionaire" tonight, and believe the hype, it was truly excellent. (Much, much better than "The Unborn," which I saw last weekend.) I'd definitely recommend it. Also, I found the actor who played Jamal to be oddly adorable and charming.

Also found out the second Transformers is coming out 6/29, and Watchmen will be in IMAX. Woo!

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If you must judge me... [23 Jan 2009|11:40am]
[ mood | devious ]

...judge me because of my fondness for the new Kelly Clarkson song, and not for anything else.

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ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!? [19 Jan 2009|09:16pm]
[ mood | giddy ]

I could do a tour, Q&A, meet and greet, and GHOST HUNT with the "Paranormal State" crew!?

Or there's this. Or field trip number 4 in March to Washington.

Chip. Eilfie. Sergey. And Ryan...oh holy hell, Ryan...

I need to win the lottery right now, so I may go on all these trips.

(For the record, I know I am a crazy fangirl with a freak-out, but everyone has their triggers! Mine just happen to be hot paranormal investigators!)

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2008 in review! [08 Jan 2009|08:02am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

1. What did you do in 2008 that you hadn't done before?
Celebrated a one-year anniversary at a job.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any concrete ones, but I did want to get a second date (as opposed to many lone firsts) and I SO did, so HA! My resolution for this year is, "Who the fuck cares?" - as in, I am going to make myself happy without imposing on the rights of others, but if they are bothered by my choices, it isn't my problem.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Shannon, Randee, Brigitte, Krista.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the US

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Just more cash, I was lacking towards the end of the year there. C'mon and end recession! You can do it!

7. What date(s) from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Erm...I suppose the couple days visit I spent at home where my parents were gone and me and Blondie basically played video games for three days and had run of the house, it was quite fun. It was also the first time I ever puked the morning after drinking, which was decidedly not fun. I literally took a sip of diet Coke to wallow my Aleve and was like nope, that's not staying down!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not going completely insane from money issues, keeping my apartment fairly clean and organized (for me), becoming less anti-social/lonerish.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Lacking self-confidence, not getting my raise yet.

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Nothing major. My knuckles gained some new scars from work, but that's it.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I really love the winter coat I got on clearance last week. I really needed a new, warm, adult winter jacket - and I got one! For $13!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Jessie for graduating cosmetology school, Mike for going back to get his diploma, Katie for staying sane during all the shit with her pregnancy, and me for just being awesome and being called a very dependable staff member :)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My own at times, Libby's, others who shall remain nameless.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, fucking GAS.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The new Weezer album, a boy for a while.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
"Like a Prayer" - Madonna.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? same
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter I think?
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Being healthy, not being so shy around new people and clueless around males.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Bottling up emotions and things that are bothering me.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it at home with my family! It was odd to do presents on Christmas Eve (and be hungover and hickied...), but I survived. I wish I would have had longer to stay with them! :( I also hung out with Blondie and built a pirate ship, which I forgot.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Nope. I haven't been in love in...damn, in like six years.

23. How many one-night stands?
None. You hear that bitches? NONE!

24. What was your favorite TV program?
"Paranormal State." <3 <3 <3

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
...Twilight was pretty good. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Bullet For My Valentine.

28. What did you want and get?
More return/request clients, a second date(!), and...as lame as this sounds...friendship.

29. What did you want and not get?
To see Weezer in concert (wahhh! ;_;), to see Mifa and Sarah and Molly more, a raise.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
"Zombie Strippers" and "Speed Racer" tied for best new movies, heehee!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 24. I did nothing on my birthday due to having a class the next day, but a week later Sassy Pants and I went out for half-price margaritas and had lots of fun! :) Oh, and nothing bad happened! To anyone! I was so freaking excited!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To "date" more - instead of messaging for ages and ages (yes, I do online dating things, judge not lest ye be judged!), I mean actually going out and meeting people and interacting, and making more money.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
A whole mess of black and white. But I also started getting more away from tee-shirts and wearing "grown-up" style shirts (solid colors, no writing, etc.) *But I still really want this shirt!

34. What kept you sane?
Cigarettes, Tuesday's at Luckys, late night chats, bitch sessions at work.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Ryan Buell. mmmmmmm. <3

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The whole election. This is the first time I've voted for the person who actually won! It was exciting, and it was cool to be in a bar when the results were announced, and have people ask for the music to go off and the TVs to get turned up...the whole bar clapped after the speeches, it was really cool.

37. Who did you miss?
Shannon and Ashley in the later months b/c I never get to see them, Mifa and Sarah all year.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Let go. It is not worth it to hold onto petty grudges, sadness, stress or anger. Take deep breaths, let the feelings go, and your life will lighten considerably.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"With my freeze ray I will stop the world/pain" - I don't know why, it just fits.

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The OPI Apocalypse [06 Jan 2009|12:17am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

At the salon, we have a free-standing shelf/cabinet thing that holds our nail polishes. One side is all slots for the different colors, minus the top shelf which always has a little two-tiered plastic display with the newest collection. So two rows of six, three polishes in each. Follow me?

Today at work, Maile and I were reorganizing some other products, when I hear *GASP* and then *CRAAASH!!!*

...she'd jostled the shelf/cabinet, which caused the entire French collection to go flying, plastic displayer and all.

I can only imagine the look on our faces when we saw our entryway (of course the polish is right next to it!): broken glass, plastic, and polish everywhere. EVERYWHERE. It was a disaster.

Imagine walking through the mall, and seeing a girl on her hands and knees, literally POURING nail polish remover onto the floor (we honestly went through one and a half of these), scrubbing with rag after rag, and attempting to pick out the unscathed bottles as her manager tries to sweep up the debris without spreading the mess. Of course everyone who walked by had to comment, and one guy even tried to get a haircut. (Seriously dude? We're having a bit of a situation here. GIVE US A MINUTE!)

In the end had to throw out the broom and most of the rags, and damage out at least 25 bottles of polish. I swear to God I could taste polish remover for several hours after that. It was insane. Maile's rule after that: "NO MORE DROPPING THINGS! It's the rule!"

So that was my adventure of the day. It's definitely bedtime now, laters all!

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sweet! [04 Dec 2008|12:38am]
[ mood | pleased ]

8 Things Modern Vampires Could Learn from "The Lost Boys"

Any article that uses "The Lost Boys" as a learning reference is officially amazing. READ IT!

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Since I can't afford gas for aimless driving... [29 Nov 2008|12:11am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

...cleaning shall be my new attempt at mindless distraction.

Maybe I am too sensitive, or cling to memories to much. It's not that it hurts, it just kind of sucks. And it isn't really that I'm jealous, however rabidly curious, I'm more...wistful, I suppose. It's hard to explain.

"take the pain, take the hurt, and turn him into a door mat that only got you through the next door." - a comment left on my journal some many months ago which I am now attempting to take to heart. In other words, being proactive about opening a new door.

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Warning: [10 Nov 2008|11:27pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

Never watch "Animal Cops" when it's that time of the month. Rollercoaster-riding from crying outrage to happiness is probably not healthy. But honestly, WHY ARE PEOPLE SO HEARTLESS!?!? Suzy the kitten just wanted love. D:

In other news, um...there really is no other news. I started exercising? Oh, actually I bought a couple of really cute ornaments for my christmas tree! I just have to get a new tiny fake tree - the one I have is all deformed from being moved/knocked around. I'm a little excited to decorate a bit this year. It's something to look forward to, which has been rare. :)

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Role Models! [06 Nov 2008|11:57pm]
[ mood | giggly ]

Maile got passes in the mail, so her, me, Jessie, and Heather got to see an advance (and free!) screening! It was fucking hilarious, I laughed my ass off - and best of all, even though it was a little heartwarming, it stayed funny, it didn't abandon that for a "message" or whatnot. And they did a take-off the whole LARP phenomenon, haha, seriously awesome.

Go see it when it opens, you won't be disappointed! xD

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loved it! [03 Nov 2008|07:24am]
[ mood | amused ]

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!

Okay, seriously? This was forty minutes of awesome. I've been singing the laundry song for two days. Watch it, you will not be disappointed!

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Peacefully Rest [21 Oct 2008|09:33am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Five years ago today, one of my favorite musicians, Elliott Smith, died by suicide. The image of the "tortured artist" bothers me - no one should feel suicide is there only option, and no one should be in so much pain for their art. His music is amazing and continues to move me, and I truly wish he'd been able to overcome his addictions and issues.

Four days ago, on the 17th, my high school government teacher, Troy Schmitt, was killed. His van was somehow on the tracks, and struck by a train. He leaves a wife and five children behind. During class, I gave him a lot of shit, and enjoyed antagonizing/getting a rise out of him, but he gave it right back, and I honestly really enjoyed his class. He certainly kept things interesting. He was an excellent teacher, and a good person.

I hope both of these good men are resting peacefully now.

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Oh my. [01 Oct 2008|06:55pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Coffee flavored Bailey's! Are you kidding me? Is there any way I can legally drink that, y'know, forever?

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[21 Sep 2008|12:11am]
So Laffey decided for some reason that she should be a huge snarky bitch to me today...I didn't do anything to her. I went outside to smoke when I had like a minute til my client got there, true not the best decision, but it doesn't take me that long to smoke, and she just went psycho on my ass. She's like ooh, Mondays are gonna be FUN from now on (we open/are alone together for three hours.) I was like uh, okay. She also called me a huge kiss-ass who "narcs everyone out as soon as you get the chance." Um, if you're going to insult me? At least base it on something realistic. Being nice =/= kiss-ass, and letting Maile know when people are majorly fucking up/fucking around =/= narc. It's no skin off my nose, with her weird mood swings I'm fairly sure she'll be over it quickly.

Anyways, in Marshfield for the next couple nights to go to the Packer game tomorrow night. Lots of driving, but it'll be worth it!
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