Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year 2006

Original: December 31, 2005 - Saturday
We have absolutely nothing to do for tonight.
This New Year's Eve is gonna suck.
I'm pretty boring.

To Which Chloe Commented:
We have no plans yet either, except to drink a bottle of wine (Fat Bastard Shiraz) that was sent by Craig's brother. I think we will go to a bar of some sort. Maybe a gay bar, although I hesitate, because Craig's so damn pretty that I'll be fighting middle-aged queens off all night. In any event, even if we stay in, I'm dressing up to the 9's, and that's what I suggest to you. Look fabulous. That's the best way to begin the New Year, no matter where you are!

These seemed to go together:
Original: December 31, 2005 - Saturday

I would dress up like Chloe suggested but, eh, Michael wouldn't play along and I'm in a pretty grumpy mood at the moment. We just spent some time driving around this crappy town looking for something to do. We think everyone is either at Graham's Central Station (never ever stooping that low) or at private parties. So we ate at IHOP, chilled out at Hastings for a bit (bought the Firefly soundtrack), picked up some booooozzzzeee, and now we're home watching the ball drop on tv in about an hour.
Considering all the crap that happened this year, and how utterly worthless the year has been as far as progressing in anything that matters to me or doing anything fun, I'm just ready for it all to be over and start anew. Beyond selfishness, the rest of the world has had a pretty (can I say crap again? well I'm gonna) crappy time of it too. If I could erase this year I would.

So, my resolution for the year? Do something I can care about, that holds some damn meaning for me, and have a damn life for once.

Oh, the Barnaked Ladies are on CNN singing "It's all been done" I love that song, it feels so right.

Monday, December 26, 2005

I Admire Aeryn Sun, so there.


Aeryn: You are Aeryn Sun. Some might call you cold,
or even tight-assed, but it's okay, 'cause you
can take 'em! Cool, calm, and collected you
work well under pressure and aren't afraid to
take on the boys.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Blue Sun Room

Everything this person has written is awesome shit, but the 'wardrobe malfunction' series is what i was dying over last night. Also, go to 'blue sun room' for all the greatest fanfic, i live there now :)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Kodak Moments

Original: December 15, 2005 - Thursday
I have only 1 photo of myself as a baby because of shipping and storage problems during moves. I have just that one photo as evidence I ever was under 3 years old. I mourn the memories my family lost.

There is only one TV commercial that has ever made me flat-out cry. Kodak's new ones:

"Shh, can you hear them? The pictures are talking, but you have to be quiet.
What are they saying?
They're saying keep me.
The pictures are saying keep me?
Protect me. Share me.
Share me?
Keep me...protect me...share me...and I will live forever."
And then the old man is looking at an old picture of a young woman, his long-lost wife or mother.

I'm tearing up just remembering it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Happy Holidays

War on Christmas? Too good to pass up, also found on another blog.

To Which Chloe Commented:
I want to celebrate fertility rites with the guy who wrote that.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Math Update

I probably failed Pre-Cal today.
The finals were scheduled for tomorrow at 10am, but today at 9am my boss told me I had to reschedule and take it today! So, with all of my hardcore 'studying' last night, I bumbled through the test at 1130. Wow, there was alot of white space on that paper.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

No more please :(

Original: December 11, 2005 - Sunday
I am so damn annoyed with myself. I'm studying, or was. I got aggravated and bored. I hate math. I'm doing review problems for the first chapter, and there are so many I just can't figure out on my own. I have to rummage through my notes to remember some damn rule or trick or whatever. There's no way I'm doing well on this final. I got a 91% test 1, 76% test 2, and 74% test 3. Luckily, the grading scale is nice, the best scores count for the most percent of the final grade. Same with homework, he throws out the bottom 20%; But the final is a full 30% of the grade, and I DON'T WANT TO STUDY ANYMORE!

And then I just realized, SHIT! I have to bake cookies for tomorrow's office holiday party! AND do laundry so I don't show up to work... well.. nude or something.

I got all distracted today. I swore I would devote the whole day to study, then I let Michael take me to a movie. (Narnia=Awesome!) But first we stopped by Target to buy decorations for the tree and a gift for the party tomorrow. Then to Hastings for some coffee, the post-movie ritual. Then I got home and decorated the tree, then I got all flustered looking for my Stocking, which I never found. But searching I found all kinds of stuff I never unpacked since HS graduation. CRAP CRAP CRAP outta time for everything because I waste so much time on little stuff and being lazy. CRAP!

Stolen Idea, Fun With Babelfish

Firefly quotes translated from English to Chinese and back, just to see what comes out. I'm busy not studying for my finals. Don't judge me!

Original: Goin' on a year now I ain't had nothin' 'twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries.
Chinese to English: Continues year me now any not to run between mine leg in the battery.

Kaylee: Wash, tell me I'm pretty.
Wash: Were I unwed, I'd take you in a manly fashion.
Kaylee: Washes, tells me me is pretty.
Wash: Is I unmarried, I can have your man spirit the fashion.

They'll rape us till were dead, eat our flesh, and sew our skin into there clothing. And if were very very lucky they'll do it in just that order.
They will rape us until will be die, will eat our flesh and blood, with will suture our skin to enter there to put on the clothes. And if will be extremely extremely lucky they makes it in that order.

Mal: Well look at this. 'Pears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
Zoƫ: Big damn heroes, sir.
Mal: Ain't we just.

Mal: Good look in this. Appeared us is precisely time here obtained the justice. That is any us.
Zoe: Big hero, gentleman.
Mal: Is not we.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Hot Water Update

The plumbers came to fix it, and it never made the sound for them. They cleaned the elements and flushed the tank, and the noise is still gone, so I'm happy. I think there was something blocking the pressure valve, and it cleared itself when i cranked up the hot water in the shower this morning, because that's when it stopped. Figures. I didn't have to pay for it though, since we called the landlord-approved plumber.

The pilot on the furnace went out again yesterday too. I got Mom to come over and re-light it for me, 'cause I'm a chicken about gas. On the way over, I saw my car was leaking something. Since I had taken my car to the shop last week, the brakes had started getting soft. So I figured it was my brake fluid leaking out, which my mechanical Mommy confirmed. Bought some on the way back, but they were real bad by then, so I'm driving Michael's car tomorrow and dropping mine off at a different auto shop after work. I think the other shop broke my brake line on purpose so I'd go back to have it fixed. Ass monkeys.

My line is a dot...

My line is a dot...and the Turkey was on my homework.

Jesse will get it.

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Original: December 7, 2005 - Wednesday

This is the first year I've ever had to really decide what to do about the holidays, and I've been married to a Christmas-loving atheist for nearly 3 years. Well, sometimes he believes HE is god, but not the point.

I like the feeling of the season and the pretty, wintery, or funny decorations, but of course not the underlying 'theme'. I decided it was bull-dookey to not celebrate the season just because Christians ruined it to convert people. Total bull-poopy. So I bought a 3 foot tall live tree at Wal-Mart and it's sitting in the corner of the room with one ornament on it. It's not the traditional triangle shaped tree, but it is an evergreen and the needles are soft and pretty. It will still look nice as a houseplant all year long, if it lives. I need more decorations.

Yeah, my outdoor plants are lookin pretty sickly now. We had frost two days in a row this week, and I didn't bring them in until yesterday.

Monday, December 5, 2005

Hot Water

Original: December 5, 2005 - Monday
My water heater is making this awful humming/buzzing noise. For about five minutes every half hour or so. Really annoying, but we called a repairman who said it wasn't going to blow up. That made me feel better. Sounds like a pressure cooker. He will be here later this week to fix it.

Also, I have to make a conscious effort to not call it a Hot Water Heater. Dumbdumbdumb.

You see her confidence is tragic, but her intuition magic, and the shape of her body , unusual

Even though I was only in my math class about 1/4 of the time since the last test, due to scheduling problems, I think I did fairly well on this one. You know what I can never remember how to do? Those problems where you have a percentage of one thing, and percentage of another, and then you gotta figure out how to make so many pounds of a certain percentage mixture. Skipped that one entirely. Don't try to use percent signs in your bloggy, screws things up.
Still have to do the homework due tomorrow, which I had a week to do. Also, I didn't study for the test. Yup, flyin' by the seat of my pants at this point. At least I'm not starting this homework at like 10pm. I get really confused trying to do calculus at midnight. And pissy, really pissy. Sing with me "She only does cal-cu-lus at midnight, when the moment is not right, and the timing is quite un-u-sual..." lalalala.

Actually, I like that song.

Dancing away, buhbyenow.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Purple Bruises

Ugh@! I hurt so much, all over. I've been in AOR training all week, and yesterday I don't think I had enough water or something because I got a huge cramp in my calf afterwards. I've never had a leg cramp up so bad that it hurt to walk afterwards. Then today training lasted until 7pm, low crawling, jumping in and out of trucks with loads of gear on, diving into the ground with the M16, rolling, getting up again with all that gear on, and running and firing and oh I hurt so much.

Here in West Texas there are so many spikey spiney pokey plants, and I have so many little splinters of them in my hands and legs. I went to push myself off the ground and ended up with a handful of spurs.

My helmet doesn't fit quite right, and I couldn't see to fire.

The bruises on my knees are purple and green and brown.

I still have dirt in the corners of my eyes.