ikyrian: David Thewlis (*snerk*)
Sooooo...today while doing laundry, I decided to make myself a nice cup of yummy tea. It's not unusual for me to have anywhere between three and six cups of tea a day. Needless to say, I drink lots and lots of the stuff. I even use the same bags over and over again to save on the cost of buying more tea. I would say that I have art of making a decent cup of tea down to an art - or so I thought.

I did my usual - filled the tea kettle, put it on the stove, remembered to turn the burner on, got the cup out, etc. etc. Then I flop down on the couch idly flipping between Juno, What Not to Wear and a dog show, waiting for the water to boil and the dryer to stop so I can continue on with the laundry.

Eventually I hear the piercing shriek of the kettle, so I go over and pour myself a cup, snatch it up and go back to idly flipping the channel. I sit there, blearily watching the TV, occasionally sipping from my cup, and continue to wait for the dryer.

Now, in my defense, it's not unusual for me to reuse bags or to start sipping before the tea has even had the barest chance to steep in the water, so I do on occasion drink some really weak tea. But after about half way through the cup I noticed something...weird. I peered down into the murky depths of my black INTECH mug trying to see what the matter is when I realize.

I forgot to put the teabag in the goddamn cup.

Truly a red letter day for me. Oh well, the hot water helped to warm me up, at least.
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I was just commenting to Carrie that I only seem to get job offers when I either a) already have a job or b) am looking at a job that would take me far out of the area.

I have interview tomorrow, a submission from a recruiter to a hiring manager at another company, the company I interviewed with two weeks ago, an email from another company waiting for reply, and now, my name has been certified to a selecting official to work at the EEOC.

Jesus Christ. Where were these people two months ago?
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I hate waiting for news on whether I got a job or not. I really need to start taking in some form income once again just so I can pay the bills. I kind of feel like Linguini from Ratatouille - the scene where he whimpers to Remy, "I really need this job. I've lost so many." Expect replace the rat with a ferret and the river Seine with a river of bills and you have me. Commiserating with a ferret over the fact that I just spend $85 on their food that I can't really afford right now.

I really don't want to have to work at Wal-Mart or similar store again. I hate retail.
ikyrian: David Thewlis (*snerk*)
Annie, who I last saw at Griff's funeral, came to town today. And we went out and played pool at Hard Times in Manassas.

It was AWESOME. I guess I forget how much I loved spending time with her. I suck terribly at pool, and she would have won both games if she hadn't scratched at the last ball. But it was awesome. Seriously, seriously awesome.

I may be still a little affected by teh alcy-ma-hol, because I can't get my brain in gear. After ONE pint. I fail at social drinking.
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After watching a couple hours worth of The West Wing, I find myself narrating everything I read and write in President Bartlett's voice. It's very strange...soothing, but strange.

I threw out my one and only RMWC sweatshirt today. It was too small, ratty, helplessly stained, and it would have sat on my floor breeding carpet beetles if I didn't toss it out. I highly doubt I'll be able to obtain another one as pretty.

I'm currently going through all of my old things and tossing them out. I'm a packrat by nature and I hate to clean, but this is rather hard for me. If it weren't for the damn carpet beetles I wouldn't bother. But, as I started to pick things up, I noted that I was seeing more and more of them and I got really wigged out. Insanely glad I washed my sheets, but still wigged out. I kind of don't want to be sitting here right now.

I keep many things that I think are important or should be important even if I haven't figured out why yet. I keep things because it's easier than keeping friends. I moved seven times before I was in the fourth grade; I learned very early that it's much easier to keep things than people. But I also learned that in preparation for a move you need to pare down your stuff. Everything I toss has has some significance in my life, even if I can't remember exactly what it was. I keep a broken green and black porcelain pony my aunt gave me years ago because I can't yet bear to get rid of it even though I broke it almost three years ago now and there is no chance of fixing it.

On an even stranger note I had a decent political discussion with my mom today wherein we both agreed on a woman's right to choose but couldn't agree on gay marriage. I think if we keep having these discussions, which we probably won't, I could bring her around on that it's not right to limit people's freedom like that. Her stance on homosexuals has changed a lot in the past ten to fifteen years (she used to be hard core about the "homosexuality is wrong, it's immoral, it's not natural" stance) and I count that fact that she loosened up at a small victory.

There are, of course, other members of my family who I would never be able to convince. Hell, I wouldn't be able to have a rational, reasonable, informed discussion about abortion much less homosexuals. But that is a discussion for another day.
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After many days of bitching about the fact that I didn't register to vote in time, my Mom finally said to me: Just go to vote, maybe you'll be on the list. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

So I did. Turns out I registered to vote sometime in the past (which I don't remember doing, but what the hell, that's fine with me). Turns out I was "more registered than (Travis)" who registered late.

I really, really, really wanted to write in Colin Powell. I really, truly did. I wish he would have run. It would have been a wasted vote as Virginia is a swing state this year, but it would have felt good. I have absolutely no faith in either candidate that has been chosen by the two major parties in this country.

My dad asked me a couple months ago, between McCain and Obama who would I choose and I replied, "C. None of the above." My dad took that and ran with it, turning it into "I want more choices." It's what he repeats whenever someone asks about who he's going to vote for.

To quote the character Leo McGarry, "Because I'm tired of it. Year, after year, after year, after year, having to choose between the lesser of who cares. Of trying to get myself excited about a candidate who can speak in complete sentences. Of setting the bar so low I can hardly look at it. They say a good man can't get elected. I don't believe that - do you?"

I know a lot of people have a lot of faith in Obama and McCain and I respect that. I know a lot of people think they're good men in their own ways. I respect that as well. Unfortunately, I don't really think either of those things are as true as people want to think they are, which is a shame. I want to like Obama, I just can't. I honestly believe he'll get to the White House and say, "Now what?"

I guess I'm still waiting for a person to believe in - a person like McGarry's Bartlet. Until that day comes, if it comes at all, I'll be choosing the "lesser of who cares."

I'll leave you now with my absolutely favorite quote from West Wing - "Act as if ye have faith and faith shall be given to you. Put it another way? Fake it til you make it."

Naked Time!

Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:57 pm
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I'm currently siting on my bed, naked, watching West Wing Season 2 on one computer, idly reading Buffy fiction (GOD that's a blast from the past) on my laptop, and creating a webpage for my own edification.

I really, seriously, need to be looking for a new job.

I honestly have no idea why I wanted to share that with everyone, but I felt the need so I did.

Also, I finally beat Katamari Damacy. After three years of owning the game, I finally beat it yesterday. Seriously, that game should have been finished in a day, a week at most. Took me three years.

Procrastination for the WIN.
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1. My actual alarm clock has recently died and I'm being forced to use my travel alarm clock until I replace it.
1a. This lead to me slapping of said dead alarm clock in desperation while the travel clock goes off on the other side of the room.
1b. Twice. In a row.
1c. I nearly ripped it out of the wall before my brain caught up with my body.

2. I absolutely must have time to hit my snooze button.
2a. I currently have an hour and fifteen minutes worth of time to play with my snooze button.
2b. This annoys the shit out of my mom when she has a day off.
2c. (Sorry Mom)

3. My alarm clock is currently set to go off at 4:45 in the morning.
3a. I never thought there would come a day when my alarm clock would be set to go off at FOUR FORTY FIVE IN THE GODDAMN MORNING.

4. I always set my alarm clock fifteen minutes fast to compel me out of bed faster.
4a. It doesn't really work. It sometimes just confuses me.
4b. Because of this, I woke up last night at 11:30, about forty five minutes after I went to bed, bolted out of bed and down the stairs before I realized that I read my clock wrong and I wasn't late for work. It was still dark out for crying out loud.
4c. I can't even blame that on the cold medicine because I didn't take it until I was downstairs staring blearily at the cat who was wondering what the hell I was doing and since I was down there could I please feed her?

5. The travel alarm clock's alarm increases in speed and volume the longer you ignore it.
5a. Goddamn alarm clock.
ikyrian: David Thewlis (*snerk*)
I've noticed that I've been more...upbeat lately. I smile more. I laugh more. I'm more creative. I don't tend to think "my life sucks" as much. (I'm actually at the "my life could be better, but right now it's not so bad" stage) I don't take things so seriously anymore. Nothing has really changed. I'm not entirely sure why that might be, but I'm just gonna roll with the punches. In fact, that's really what changed - I'm rolling with the punches much better than I used to. Finally, a light at the end of the tunnel.

I have two new friends on my friends list. I have no idea who they are. I have no idea why they added me. I can't actually read their journal entries. They both speak RUSSIAN. (Erm. I'm assuming it's Russian, I'm not actually sure.) In any case, I'm highly amused by this.

I'd put their entries through Babel-Fish but I really can't expend the effort.
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*People have been stealing our gas from our SUV and pick-up truck

*Thieves broke into a house up the street and stole $30,000 worth of valuables

*Eureka is still awesome and is rapidly becoming a ship show where it didn't use to be - I'll miss it being my non-ship show

*1% of the people who take the FSOT pass it, 1% of the people who take the OA pass it and only 1% actually get hired by State. I'm screwed, but I'm going to try anyway.

*A co-worker really does think I'm stupid. It's ok, I think he's an asshole.

*I really do attract creepy people, dammit all.

*My mom (finally!) quit her job.

*Dad moved over to his new job and is now back on shift work.
ikyrian: HiNaBN's {...} (Satoshi)
The other lady's insurance company wants to give me $250 dollars if I sign a medical release saying that I won't ever contact them again about medical issues regarding this accident. That would be $250 bucks for me spending $20 to see a NP and get some meds - and THE BEST SLEEP EVER for the time that I took the muscle relaxers (about a week).

Should I do it?
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Just did one of the those personality tests with the four letter answer:

I'm an Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging (INTJ) aka "Mastermind Rational."

...I like the sound of Mastermind. Not so sure about the other stuff, but I do like Mastermind.

Life sucks.

Dec. 9th, 2003 10:32 pm
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I seem to be saying that lately, and I can't figure out why. But...well, life sucks.

Damn you internet explorer. Damn you.

And damn you Toshiba. It was almost two and a half years before a had a problem with you. Why did you have to break on me noooooow?

Ensemble

Nov. 24th, 2003 11:40 pm
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I got an email from Professor Chua today proclaiming that instead of being in a chamber ensemble with several people, I'm to be apart of a duet, with a saxophone major. Major freak out time.

Ok, I haven't really practiced the saxophone going onto two years now. I was rather hoping that I would be able to do something small and fun and with a lot of people to back me up. It's been so long since I've had lessons or anything like that.

And I have absolutely no idea what her skill level is! I mean, am I going to be totally blown out of the water?? What if they LAUGH at me!! *more freaking out* While, I don't think they'll laugh at me, per se, but I could just imagine being completely mortified when they realize I'm not quite as good as they may think I am.

And another thing! I'll probably be stuck with all of the boring second parts. Gah!! I spent most of my highschool career being principle alto by virtue that I was the oldest or the only one! I don't know if I can stuff my self back into the second best role.

*continues to freak out while trying to work on polisearch work*

eerk.

Nov. 11th, 2003 11:08 pm
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My life is like an ever-flushing toilet. And it's sad.

Grar.
ikyrian: HiNaBN's {...} (Default)
I really should learn not to post things when I'm really sick, tired, or both. And when I'm waiting for my medicine to work. Anyway, I thought I would want to take it down, but I thought, naaaaahhh. I really was feeling pretty miserable at the time, and it is a true representation as to what I was thinking, so yeah. It stays. And nooooooo, I'm not suicidal. I don't even pretend to be. Suicide is for losers who need to get a lot of help. Not that I don't need help, I do. Just, not that kind of help. Yeah.

Why the hell am I explaining myself? Grar. Stupid inferiority complex!

Hmmm...

Sep. 16th, 2003 01:30 pm
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Most classes I don't look forward to, mostly because I derive no pleasure from them and they are torturous, hell-spawned things that I need to have if I want to make it anywhere in the world. Except for my one lowly, lonely history class, US History Since 1900. A rather fantastical class with no textbook, discussions, and a teacher that doesn't even need notes to teach. It's absolutely fan-tab-u-lous, and I look forward to every class period. That hasn't happened since I was in second grade and still excited about going to school.

Thank you, Professor D'Entremont. Thank. You.
ikyrian: HiNaBN's {...} (apathy)
Or, in other words, been a while, yes? Not a whole lot has been going on in the wonderful world of Heather, tho', so I guess it's ok. At the moment, I'm sitting in my living room watching Stargate on Sci Fi. Richard Dean Anderson is so sexy. #^_^#

All I've been doing is really is work. My life is so unexciting. 9_9 Although, I was wrong about getting paid $6.00/hr. I'm getting paid $6.50/hr instead. Joy of joys. Although, it always makes me smile whenever my manager calls me "Baby Doll." Carol is so sweet. I love her, she's great. ^_^ I also have a special place in my heart for my co-workers, Peggy and Arlene, both of whom are over 50, and very Southern. I love hearing about Peggy's family and Arlene's cats. Talking to them helps me get over my fear of talking to elderly people, like my grandparents and Nana.

On a slightly different note, my mom didn't nay say my dad and I getting a motorcycle. The only stipulation is that we have to get a fourth car for me. Well, for my use. It really wouldn't be my car, per se, but there for the family, and I would take it down to college for me, like my brothers do w/ the SUV. One can only hope. ^_^

A couple days ago, I was reading a book on Wiccans and Witches. It was a partially an Almanac for 2003-2004. Every time I came across Bhuddism my heart did a little leap, as if to say, "That's what you're missing! That's what you need. Sadly, however, I don't think I could ever truly make a conversion from Christianity to Bhuddism, I believe in God and Jesus Christ too much. Although, as soon as I have a free moment, I think I'll go to the library and find out more about the different sects of Bhuddism and what it is all about. I only know a little right now, and I think I need to know more. Actually, I know I need to know more...I wonder how my parents would take it if I switched religions? Actually, I think the person I would really have to convince would be my twin brother, Travis. He's really closed minded about many things, no matter what he says.

My aunt got a new dog! It's a Welsh Corgi, which is fitting, because their last name is Welsh. It's soooooo cute. Generally, they look like dogs that have had their legs cut off, but he was adorable. Of course, puppies generally are, it's the actually doggies that may or may not look cute. Although, Shawnie, our dog, is still hyper-cute. ^___^ I love Shawn. She's so sweet.

Wheee!!

May. 26th, 2003 08:45 pm
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I'm on my laptop again! Yaaaaay! My laptop finally has internet! Of course it's a wireless connection, and therefore not as nice as cable would be, but, internet! Yaaaaaaaaaayyyy! I'm so happy...^_^

New Newtype today! Again Heather is very happy about this. Read through it all, and I was rather disappointed that the centerfold was the woman from "Onegai Teacher," which was, in my opinion, a pretty stupid show. Ack, my brother liked it though, but whatever. 9_9

I also bought some work clothes! Yay! There's a new store in Manassas Mall called H&M, and it has really cuuuuuuute clothes! ^__^

Growl

May. 22nd, 2003 04:36 pm
ikyrian: HiNaBN's {...} (Default)
Ok. I'm officially annoyed. I've been trying to update this thing for the past few days, and this is like the fifth time I've tried writing this post. Hopefully it won't get eaten again...

I've made and put up some new icons! I've been working on animated ones, but none of them are all that good, so I need to rework them. And using black and white pictures is *hard* *whines bitches moans and complains*.

Anyway, I just heard that my aunt and uncle are coming down next week! Ack, we need to clean the house. *glances around messy, messy house* We're doomed.

I'm going to a concert tonight! Wheee! Except well, it's a high school band/orchestra concert of my old band instructor's new class..but still! I'm getting out of the house for something that isn't work! Yay!

Hmm, dinner...me hungee. *zip*

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