May. 19th, 2009 05:46 pm
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I went to the dr today because I've been sick for 5 days and every day seemed to get worse. He says I have allergies and a viral infection of some sort. He did not rule out SWINE FLUUUUUU but he didn't seem all that concerned about what kind of virus it was other than to tell me very seriously if I wasn't feeling better in 2 days from the prescription cocktail he provided me with, I should come back in.

So I went and picked up my 3 medicines, and Chad made me some chicken soup. I couldn't eat too much of it and then I tried to sleep but the pain in my face from the headache and my upset bubbling stomach kept me tossing. I finally got up to use the bathroom and threw up when I went into the room. That made me feel a little better so I'm wondering if something I was prescribed doesn't agree with me. I'm going to take it again tomorrow and see what happens and if I feel the same way I will go back in immediately.
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I dreamed about Stathi last night.

3 years since I've seen him, why does he invade my mind now?
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I saw it yesterday. Unquestionably the best movie since The Dark Knight, and I want to go see it again. LIKE NOW.


May. 5th, 2009 02:28 pm
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Tagged on Facebook by Lisa

These are my firsts. If I tag you it means I want to know yours too. Tag me back and anyone else whose "firsts" you wanna know about...Copy this & go to your Notes & paste this in a new note..then delete my answers & replace with yours.

My Firsts

1. Who was your FIRST prom date? : Phillip Rottsolk

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? : We just talked on the phone about a week ago

3. What was your 1st alcoholic drink? : Vodka that I thought was Sprite (it was in a Sprite can)

4. What was your FIRST job? : J.W. Pepper Music Co. Slave

5. What was your FIRST car? : 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Station Wagon

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? :nobody has yet today.

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? : Tim, one of my employees, because he didn't show up to work

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? : Ms. Jay

9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Miami to take a cruise in the Bahamas in 2nd grade

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? : The first best friend I really remember was Lindsay Kesselman but my mom says I had earlier friends than that, that I don't remember.

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over? Kelly Blair's birthday party

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? : My boyfriend

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? : My aunt sharyn's. I was the flower girl

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? : Turned off my alarm

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? : Vienna Boys Choir with the Chicago Philharmonic

16. FIRST tattoo? : Crescent Moon and Star on my shoulder

17. FIRST piercing?: ears when i was 16

18. First foreign country you've been to? : The Bahamas

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing? : E.T.

20. When was your FIRST detention? : 4th Grade for not turning in homework

21. What was the first state you lived in? : Illinois

22. Who was your FIRST roommate(s)? : I can see her face but I can't think of her name, she played soccer in college. I only roomed with her a few weeks due to an evacuation of our dorm.

23. If you had one wish, What would it be? : I want to be healthy forever

24. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? : To speak Arabic or Gaelic or something with an ic at the end. Baltic?

25. Who do you think will be the FIRST person to post this? : Melissa
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I've watched the trailer for the new Star Trek movie probably two dozen times now. The newest one that is. Every review I can find says its amazing, must go, the best movie made for the series. The acting is good, the special effects are amazing, even the score is mentioned, and if the score is the same as the music they use in that trailer then I'm sold.

When my mom comes out here in two weeks we're going to see it. I cannot wait!
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I am now an admin at Broken Picture Telephone a very addicting web game!
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I finished reading the Twilight series today, including Morning Sun, the incomplete leaked 5th novel available on Stephenie Meyers' website.

All I can say is that I remember feeling exactly the same way about someone.

Once upon a time.

I'm a little bit jealous.

Illi Pride

Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:43 pm
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Of course the pride of being from Illinois and having Obama elected president is always tempered by the corruption of something else from Illinois.


Jan. 19th, 2009 11:13 am
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We have been approved for our new apartment complex! Yay! So we will be moving to Puyallup officially at the end of February.

New Job

Jan. 18th, 2009 10:03 am
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Well Friday was my last day at the Bellevue store. I start at the Puyallup store on Monday. They had a cake and I went to lunch with 6 of my co workers. I wasn't sad, I'm not really that happy. I guess its just not that big a deal yet. It doesn't even really feel real that I won't be going there on Monday.
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Red Bull is gross. I had my first one today (courtesy of a 7:30 a.m. lunch break at Safeway, it being the only food place open at that time).

Also, for Phil's graduation present from Law School I think I shall take him to buy a suit.

Guess where I worked today.
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Tore apart my whole apartment.

- cleaned the whole bedroom closet out
- looked under bed
- checked coffee table and dining room bookshelf/storage buckets
- checked storage ottomans
- checked china cabinet (it has knick knacks)
- checked office desk
- checked bureau
- checked scrapbook storage box, in which I found another book of collected happy expressions that used to always be kept together with my poetry notebook
- checked backpacks, purses in which I found my paper journal which has about 4 poems in it
- pulled out current poetry notebook which was in my purse like its supposed to be
- checked under sofa and in cushions Hey my Mr. & Mrs. Smith dvd I thought I lost

Short of checking under the bathroom and kitchen sinks and in the kitchen cabinets I don't know where else to look.

I'm also dreading bringing this up to Chad because he will probably roll his eyes at me, relegating my panic to 'no big deal status' and tell me to just wait until Niles gets home to ask him to send me the files. I haven't made as big a deal of my poetry to him because I haven't been writing much since I moved here (mostly because I'm happy here and I tend to write poetry when I'm severely angst-ridden and depressed). But that book was supposed to be a legacy piece. I have no idea where it could have gone to. I suppose the only other place to logically look would be my car, in the box of things that came out of my office at work but I don't think I would have taken that to work since there's no more room to write in it.
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So Kermix linked today and I love it. I want to make real books of my poetry for my friends and relatives.

But since Niles took down the dreaminblue webhost the only copies I have now are my hard copies of poems. Niles said he copied the entire fileserv to his computer before cancelling the hosting service. I asked him to send me the files, which he did not do. Now he's in Israel and hopefully will be returning in a few weeks.

Problem is, I guard the book that has all my originals very closely. It is located on the second shelf to the left of the bedroom closet.

Or it was.

Its gone.

And so are many of my words.
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Well, normally I would feel the need to sum the experiences of the year into a convenient little list or a couple paragraphs of profundity, however I think that there's really no point to it at this time.

I am employed. I like my job. Its not glamourous. I have a boyfriend. He's a nice guy. Nothing's probably going to change any time soon with that situation. We're moving to Puyallup in February. This past year was ok. The world revolved and keeps doing so. The ants go marching one by one. Hurrah.

NYEve was fun. Lani, Scott, Adriane and Tony came over. We played Munchkin and Scene It. Today Lani and I went shopping. We missed Adriane at work. Then Scott, Lani, Chad and I went to see Yes Man. It was a good film choice.
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1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? Quit a job

2. Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't remember if I made any.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Some co-workers but no one really close.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Distant relatives, again not really close. Two high school classmates died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

5. What states did you visit? Washington, Oregon, California

6. What countries did you visit? The U.S.

7. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? Perseverence

8. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory and why? November 4, 2008. And also November 5, the day the world turned over.

9. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I'm not sure. Surviving it?

10. What was your biggest failure? Although in the end it will be for the best, leaving my management position feels like a failure.

11. Did you suffer illness or injury? I did something to my left shoulder that will require physical therapy.

12. What was the best thing you bought? Left 4 Dead

13. Whose behavior merited celebration? Barack Obama

14. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? To steal Vick's answer, the Wal-Mart shoppers who'd kill a guy for a damned toy.

15. Where did most of your money go? Paying bills

16. What did you get really really excited about? Blizzcon and the subsequent Unfadacon

17. What song will always remind you of 2008? Just Dance by Lady GaGa

18. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder? Last year at this time I was happy about the things now making me sad and vice versa.

ii. Thinner or fatter? About the same

iii. Richer or poorer? Poorer.

19. What do you wish you'd done more of? Cleaned my apartment

20. What do you wish you'd done less of? Stressing out about stupid stuff

21. How will you be spending Christmas? We went to Chad's parents after surviving the blizzard

22. How will you be spending NYE? Hosting friends at our apartment

23. Did you fall in love in 2008? Nothing new there

24. How many one night stands? Zero.

25. What was your favorite TV program(s)? Sarah Connor Chronicles and of course, So You Think You Can Dance

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

27. What was the best book you read? This Marion Zimmer Bradley book Dad lent me

28. What was your greatest musical discovery? That I like generic mass media pop music like Britney Spears, sad I know.

29. What did you want and get? A widescreen monitor

30. What did you want and not get? Engaged...

31. What was your favorite film of this year? Wall-E

32. What did you do on your birthday? I worked. It was Black Friday.

33. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying? If I had exercised more fiscal responsibility early in the year.

34. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? I got a lot more conscious of the clothes and other ways of wearing them.

35. What kept you sane? WoW, Cooking Dash, other computer things.

36. Which celebrity did you fancy the most? Daniel Craig yummmmmm

37. What political issue stirred you the most? The election and the last minute things the Bush Administration is trying to do to the environment.

38. Who did you miss? All my high school friends that I haven't seen in almost two years now.

39. Who was the best new person you met? Jan my supervisor

40. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008: Don't take your friends for granted. Talk when you feel like talking, even if they don't want to listen.
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Two tour buses lost control while driving down Capitol Hill and almost fell onto I-5.


Dec. 19th, 2008 08:00 pm
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Snow blankets all of the Seattle-Tacoma metro area. For a few inches people abandon cars and drive the wrong way on high ways. Chad points out there are very few flat roads here. Everyone lives on some sort of hill (we live on a mountain). The store closed at 4 pm today although I wasn't working. We don't know if it will be open tomorrow. I'm scheduled at 4 a.m. My supervisor is the key carrier. She didn't go in today because in Woodinville where she lives they have well over 2 feet by now. If she doesn't show up tomorrow morning it could be 2 hours before another person comes to let us in.


Dec. 16th, 2008 03:19 pm
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Working two 10+ hour days this week but not pulling overtime sucks. It means I have to take ginormously long lunches, or just donate time to the company. Yeah...guess which option I'm taking.

Christmas is next week though. It really comes so quickly. And then gone, again until next year.
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Probably one of the worst things about working in retail is having to listen to repetitive music over the loudspeaker 100% of the time you are at work. Admittedly this year the situation is better as they started the music a week later and for the first 10 days or so it was mixed with other (not necessarily fantastic) music, but the Friday before Thanksgiving the holiday music took over and has dominated the store ever since. So, since its the busiest time of the year and we have mountains of work piling up on us, what does my pricing team do but compile a list of the 10 Best and 10 Worst songs they're playing this year in JCPenneyWorld.

10 Best Holiday Songs )

10 Worst Holiday Songs )


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