A Day In The Life...
Aug. 27th, 2005
12:00 am - Aww, how cute!!
My friends may not get their dog back...Dixie has warmed up to me so much that she has slept in my lap all night, and she follows me all over the house. I took a shower after I got home from work, and Lisa said she sat by the bathroom door till I came out. Lisa and Dad love her, too. We are fighting over who gets to play with her, etc. Right now, she is buried in the blankets on my bed, asleep. That is how she likes to sleep...completely covered. I worried last night that she would get smothered, but Erin said that that is what she does.
I'ma keep her!
Aug. 26th, 2005
03:09 pm - Chaos...
Because I am watching my friends' dogs, I brought one to the shop, who normally stays at home. She has that "big dog" attitude, even though she is a weiner dog. The 60lb Greyhound is scared of this 12lb. Mini Daschund. Penny could be 20ft away, ASLEEP on the couch, and Dixie will spin around wildly at her foodbowl and growl and snap at Penny...Penny wakes up like, "what the hell did I do?" This was cute the first 50 times this morning, but now I am mildly annoyed...plus, now there are two dogs on the couch, so no chance of me fitting on there for a nap:-(
Not that I nap at work or anything...
Aug. 24th, 2005
12:01 pm - Bored silly at work...
Is there a certain way to feel or act over losing a loved one? There is no textbook answer; people react differently to situations. Even though I have not cried over my mom in a few months, I started crying yesterday just telling someone about her and what happened. I did not realize just how pissed off and sad I still am until yesterday. I have been pushing those feelings aside for the last few months, and they are just building up, which is not good. I am so mad! She did not deserve what happened (nobody does). Just when I think things are starting to feel "easier," something or someone reminds me of her, and I am set back a few paces. I know that this takes time, but it just sucks.
Going through a situation like this does make you stronger, though. I have learned that. Even though some have tried to hurt me, they don't realize that after watching someone suffer and die, nothing else could make me feel worse. Everything else is minute compared to going through this. At least I have learned that.
"Wait a minute, this is too deep..."
On a lighter note, I cannot stop listening to the new Mariah Carey album! It is great! I can listen to the whole thing all the way through and not want to skip tracks...the mark of a great album.
And I finally bought my White Stripes tix!! I am SO excited! Only a few weeks away. I HAD to have tix after seeing the digital billboards around town advertising the concert! Ya know, outta site, outta mind (and a few bucks saved)...but the billboards are strategically placed on my way to and from work...I had to have em!
In constant rotation this last week:
The White Stripes
Where is Erin?!?! I am starving!
Aug. 19th, 2005
10:52 am - TGIF!
I need to allow my body to rest and recover! I am so sore from my water aerobics classes, but at least they are fun.
I really like that American Express commercial with Kate Winslet. She is my favorite actress in the whole world...I like her enough to apply for an AMEX card, but I won't...the last thing I need is another credit card!
Goin' phishing on Sunday...well, fishing, I should say. I haven't gone phishing for a few years, but this will be the first time I have ever been fishing.
Aug. 16th, 2005
12:27 pm - Afternoon Ramblings
I am taking another water aerobics class tonight, if I can muster the energy. Work is so dull today. I have had lots to do these past few weeks, so today is an exception:-(
I finally cracked page 200 of Harry Potter last night! I have been too busy to read, but I am going to have to make time. I have to finish it before another one of my friends makes another slip and says something else I don't want to know.
I slept so good last night, just not long enough. I did not even hear my clock this morning, but I managed to turn it off. Thank God I jolted awake at 7:45...
Aug. 14th, 2005
10:19 pm - My Weakness(es)
Buying CDs and concert tickets. I LOVE music! I can't live without it...I would go crazy. Anyway, I had to break down and buy the new Mariah Carey CD today, and it is great! I debated over buying it because I am trying to not spend money. I took the long way to my friend's house, so I could pass the record store...I talked myself out of it and kept going. I was not as strong on the way back, however. I figured, this is my treat for this paycheck and I will be good the rest of the week and not buy anything else. Which means I have to wait for my next check to buy White Stripes tickets...
I went to the Browns game last night. It was cool, despite the fact that it poured for 45 minutes, because it was my first Browns game ever. Thank God that we were so high up and had a roof over our heads, so we did not have to pile onto the concourse with everyone else. Lots of fun! Especially for us girls...lots of good looking guys;-) And they were very talkative, too. Ah, good times...
Aug. 11th, 2005
11:03 pm - Misc. Ranting
People make me sick sometimes. I hate ignorant people. I listened to a local radio show the other morning, and they were discussing an email they received. I missed the email, but I believe it went along the lines of this girl's boyfriend wants her to get an abortion because she is not having what he wants (I missed whether he wanted a girl or boy). She was asking for advice...my advice: lose the asshole. To ask someone to end a life because the sex of the baby is not to your liking is disgusting.
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Aug. 6th, 2005
02:01 pm - "525,600 Minutes...
525 thousand journies to plan/525,600 minutes/how do you measure the life of a man..."
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE VERSION OF THE MUSICAL "RENT!!!!" OMG! I finally saw the trailer for the movie, and it looks awesome! Hallie, Lisa and I were singing along--so excited! Yeah! They even got a few of the original Broadway cast members to be in the film, especially Idina Mendez (Maureen)...her part is so hard to do, I can't imagine anyone else trying. I've seen a few "Maureen's" in the last few years, but the last Maureen we had in Cleveland could not hold the notes like Idina. She was good, but it just wasn't the same.
I actually saw Constantine (from American Idol) play Roger the last time I saw Rent...I did not like him at all. He was dramatic, but lacked the power and conviction in his voice to pull off playing Roger. I need to feel Roger's pain, and I just didn't with Constantine.
Also saw the trailers for the new "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," coming in November, as well as the bio pic of Johnny Cash "Walk the Line," with Joaquin Phoenix! This Fall is going to be a good time for movies.
Nate and I went to the Whiskeyhounds last night. I have missed seeing them play! They are really good! We got to hear a lot of the new stuff, which is really good. We were equally impressed with Roger's guitar playing...he is great, and they seem to have gotten better since we last saw them. I have to see them play again soon.
Nate finally played the Jeffrey Gaines version of "A Change Is Gonna Come," for me last night. He's only been talking about it to me for the last year. It is great! That is just a great song all around. I have to play the Al Green version for Nate soon. That is a GREAT version, too! I love Al Green.
Lots to do today and it is already 2:30. Hmmm, where to start?
Aug. 5th, 2005
12:10 pm - Desperately Need My Second Wind...
I am so sleepy today! Thank God it is Friday! Lots to do this weekend.
I am excited because Nate and I are going to the Whiskeyhounds tonight. I have not seen them play since last summer. It should be fun:-)
I just need to get through my day at work here...time just drags on and on when you are anticipating something.
Jul. 31st, 2005
09:59 pm - Misc.
I can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight. For the last two weekends, I have slept over at various friends places (last weekend, I was not home at all). And tomorrow night, I am going to Columbus, so I have to sleep in another strange bed. It should be fun, though. I miss Columbus so much.
I am attempting to download the pictures from Vegas onto my computer, but it is taking too long. I hate computers.
I am gonna give up and go pack. Man, I am so tired. This heat is just dragging me down (my room is an oven).
Aside: The video for Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" is friggin awesome! I love it!! I could watch it a few times over.