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04 April 2009 @ 02:20 pm
So I'm in Riverside at the moment, popping Vicodin and playing with cats. Yesterday, I had my gallbladder removed! Yeeeah, fun times. I don't think I wrote about any of that stuff in here, so we'll start at the beginning.

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So now I'm home with four holes in my stomach, looking like I got a really shitty spray tan that only covers part of my abdomen. I'm being mothered and my brother's actually been really, really nice. I'm not sleeping too well because most of the holes are on the right side of my stomach and I can really only sleep on the right side of my stomach D: And laying down is all kinds of not fun, because it takes like 5 minutes to get back up, hahaha.

I've got some 3 weeks off from work. Most people can go back to work in a week, but most people have office jobs. I push carts and carry cases of water. That's asking for bad things.

Speaking of work, I got my 1 year pin and the pay for the vacation I never took. I can't believe I've been there a whole year already. It's nice.

Amber and Sean should be over soon. I haven't seen them in ages - I still have Amber's Christmas present. Oh man.

Also, school is going quite well as of late. I'm happy.

I thiiink that's about it with life right now.
Current Location: Riverside, CA
feeling: soresore
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23 January 2009 @ 03:20 pm
So I finally re-opened my website. It was just sitting in dust for aaages, so I finished up the layout I had started and put everything back together last night. You should obviously go check it out. Now.

The boy and I went to Disneyland for a little while yesterday. It was so empty. Middle of the week+off season+potention rain=no lines. It was awesome.

Finally got all my grades back a litte bit ago. Did quite well, actually. I have a happy-ish GPA again, thank god. It was pathetic before. Like, you guys wouldn't believe me if I told you how bad it was because it's just not like me to do so poorly in school. Yeah.

Albertson's is going through layoffs at the moment and I'm nervous. I've been there about 9 months now, but that's really not all that long in the scheme of things. Two of the cashiers at my store were laid off and a third took a paycut and transferred into bakery. God, I need this job.

So my brother got arrested for speed (yay felony!) and ended up with 3 years probation. He's so lucky. But I will kill him if he fucks up again. Jesus. He's gonna give my parents strokes.
feeling: cheerfulcheerful
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01 January 2009 @ 04:51 pm
I hope everyone had a lovely New Year's Eve.

What's everyone's resolution(s)? I'm nosy.

I haven't really decided on mine yet. I think the biggest is just keeping my apartment clean. And keeping my grades happy (the 2 classes I've gotten my grades for thus far are quite happy indeed!). And cooking real dinner more, instead of nuking whatever is in the freezer.

And maybe hitting up the Rec Center more. That place is awesome. I should spend more time there.

But yeah. You guys? Any resolutions?
feeling: contentcontent
listening to: "First Love" Adele
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27 December 2008 @ 01:04 am
What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

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feeling: sleepysleepy
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06 December 2008 @ 05:11 pm
It's Almost Christmas!

And you all know what that means, right? Yep, Christmas cards! If you want one (and I know you do), leave me a comment with your address (all comments are screened) and I will definitely be sending one your way.

So yeah. Cards. Comments. Go!
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10 November 2008 @ 05:56 pm
Why do I try to avoid exercise so much? I totally love it when I do it. Like, I'm sweaty and my legs are tired, but the rest of me feels so damn good right now. It is fab. Plus, stretching after cardio is the easiest thing ever. I don't even have to try, I just throw myself into the splits. Love. It.

I have an overwhelming urge to scrapbook the election. I've never scrapbooked before. I'd probably do a terrible job. But dammit, I want to try.

Also, yesterday was the day from hell at work. Oh my god. Understaffed on a busier-than-usual Sunday. I had an 8 hour shift. By the end of the day, I could barely move. Oi.
feeling: contentcontent
listening to: "Marching Bands of Manhattan" Death Cab for Cutie
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04 November 2008 @ 08:38 pm
Oh fuck yeah, guys. I just. Obama. Yes. Yes yes yes. I am ecstatic.
feeling: happyamazing
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28 October 2008 @ 12:01 am
So the boy called a little bit ago and he and I were gonna go to The Hat for some sammiches. I get down to my car and, unfortunately walk in to something. I think, "No big deal, I'll crawl from the passenger side." Alas, this is a no-go as well, as I look up and am greeted by someone I shall call Boris.

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And to apologize for the discomfort Boris may have caused some of you, I come bearing more kitty pictures! They's gettin so big. Spot especially, that boy is a beast.

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Wheeee pictures!
feeling: amusedamused
listening to: "Sooner Sooner" Matt Nathanson
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12 October 2008 @ 02:38 pm
I did possibly the hardest job I've ever done today.

I stood at the door and tried to get people to donate $2 to pediatric cancer research. If you donated you could either get chips/cookie/soda or a root beer float.

Standing there, getting shot down time and time again by people who don't want to help children with cancer is one of the most emotionally draining things I have ever done in my life. It got harder after I talked to man who said he donates to Kids 4 Hope on a regular basis because two of his relatives have childen with cancer - one kid is only 18 months old. How someone could say no to parting with 2 dollars that may save lives is beyond me.

But honestly, most people weren't listening to the words coming out of my mouth anyways. I'd greet people with a bright "Hello!" or "Good morning!" and some people didn't even look at me. Some people would only let me get halfway through my spiel before saying no thanks - or just shaking their heads or giving a hand gesture to imply that I was not getting money from them. One woman said no after my spiel and, as she walked away, I heard her daughter bitch at her. The woman came running back, asked me what I was collecting for again, and then went "Oh! Well, I don't want anything, but here!" and gave me like five bucks. I wonder how many people just blocked me out and said no when they totally would have donated otherwise.

I did still manage to get about 50 bucks for research today, which is apparently better than others have been doing. Doesn't make me any happier. The proper response to a question that is basically a less emotionally-charged version of "Can you spare some change for children with cancer?" is not "No." It's just not. If you're carrying a Coach purse and wearing Michael Kors shoes with D&G sunglasses, I'm sure you can spare a buck.

And to everyone who did donate, you guys are awesome. Most of you wouldn't even take a bottle of water in thanks, and I'm proud of you guys. Thanks for making this day not suck so bad.
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feeling: grumpygrumpy
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25 September 2008 @ 11:04 pm
Oh man. So, life.

I started school about a month ago. I'm so glad I took last semester off because I'm really liking school so far this semester. Honestly, I think I was just burned out and beyond the point of caring before. But, yeah. I'm taking World History From 1400, Reasoning and Problem Solving (Psych 110), Oral Communication of Theatre, and American Folk Music. It's good times, really.

Had to drive out to San Bernadino on the 16th of this month to pay a visit to the Driver Safety Office of the DMV. 98% of this excursion pissed me off. Cut because it got loooong.Collapse )

What else? Oh! So it came to my attention last week that I have lost 15 pounds since I started working at Albertsons. Haven't done any exercising outside of pushing carts, and haven't improved my diet whatsoever. Lost 15 pounds. I am kind of stupidly happy. And, honestly, it's that push I needed to get back on track. I've been trying to eat better and I've been trying to squeeze strength training back into my week. So we'll see how that works out.

As I type, there is a good chance my parents are at a Foo Fighters concert in Vegas. I don't know if it's still happening, but that is where they were earlier tonight. It's their anniversary gift to themselves, haha. My parents are badass, obvs.

And if you read all that, you get two more pictures of the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee that I took a couple weeks ago when I was home last time.
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And with that, I think I'm going to go to sleeeeeep.
feeling: tiredtired
listening to: "Goodnight Rose" Ryan Adams