Monday, December 29, 2003

Monday Five


1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year?
Losing almost twenty pounds. And getting a wicked cool job. (I'm permanent now by the way, and being considered for a supervisor position *hop* )

2. What was your biggest disappointment?
Didn't really have any. It was a decent year. Maybe spraining my ankle...

3. What do you hope the new year brings?
Beauty, surrounding me, and also spiritual beauty as I try to figure stuff out.

4. Will you be making any New Year's resolutions? If yes, what will they be?
Yes. Eat healthy, exercise more, continue to grow and mature, move out.

5. What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
Don't really have any. I'm thinking about inviting a bunch of people (friends and from work) over to my place to watch the Canucks game.

Strange...


I received the following in my university email account. Does anyone know anything about this site?


Someone has just begun to research your background via our website.

This email has been automatically sent to you so as to make you aware that your background is being looked into.

The popularity of our website is currently growing at a very rapid rate.

If another person begins to research you in the future we will again inform you via email.

If you do not want to be informed when users research you please add yourself to our Do Not Email List here: (blah blah blah)
You may learn about the research being done here: (blah blah blah)

Sincerely,

WOMC Support Department


It doesn't look like spam to me, and it didn't register as such on my filter but stranger things have slipped through. Any thoughts? I've never seen this one before, so I thought I'd toss it out there to all those people who are much more computer savvy than I am.

[edit: Candyman found out that it's a hoax for me...within thirty seconds...heh...Here's the info if anyone's interested.]

Sunday, December 28, 2003

What *I* got for Christmas


As Justy puts it, here's the obligatory Christmas list.

I got a leather computer chair with five vibrating motors. :) It's good stuff...

From my parents, I also got a load of chocolate, a ton of craft stuff, a sushi making kit (comes with mats, chopsticks and book), a Canuck's toque and a blanket for my car. From Candyman's family, I got a "Book Lover's Kit", a nice pair of red fleece pajamas and more chocolate. Mmmm... It's a warm and fuzzy Christmas. :) C/M got me one of the coolest things though. Well, two cool things and one warm. ;) He gave me a really fuzzy blanket. It's sooo warm. :D And a nifty Canucks top. And best of all, book library software. I'm just learning how to use it, but it's super spiftacular. I need access to a bar code scanner though. I don't think I'll be able to imput 1500 ISBN numbers into the computer. :p

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Miss Thinky


According to the BBC thinkers quiz I'm tied between a linguistic thinker and a musical thinker.


Linguistic thinkers:
Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas.
Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.

Like linguistic thinkers, Leonardo made meticulous descriptions in his journals. He also made an effort to learn Latin - a foreign language

Other Linguistic Thinkers include
William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Anne Frank

Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include
Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist



Musical thinkers:
Tend to think in sounds, and may also think in rhythms and melodies
Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.
Feel a strong connection between music and emotions

Like many musical thinkers, Leonardo loved to sing, and had a fine voice Other Musical Thinkers include
Mozart, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix

Careers which suit Musical Thinkers include
Musician, Music teacher, Sound engineer, Recording technician

Takin' a break.


We finally got the Christmas tree up today. :p It gets later and later every year. My mom and dad set it up and brother and I have been sporadically decorating it throughout the day. I picked up a couple of things at work and made a massive batch of fudge. Hopefully this stuff will turn out less saucy than the other one. It's finally feeling like REAL Christmas. I've been living in a massive time warp for the last three months because we had Christmas stuff up at the store when I got hired (in September) so it feels strange that it's ACTUALLY Christmas time now. I have to wrap a couple of presents for tomorrow, but otherwise I'm gold. A couple of years ago, my mom made a ton of cloth bags and we use those for wrapping presents. It's amazing. Toss the gift in, tie it up, stick on a premade tag. Traditional? Maybe not. Less stressful? Oh my, yes.

So my schedule is as follows...

Tonight-dinner (our traditional cold cuts, buns, cheese and snack foods), presents from my Oma and the rest of my mom's family. We do cold cuts because my mom's from Austria and since they celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve they opened all their presents from the family then. My Oma used to make a huge dinner, but all the kids were too excited to eat, so she switched to snack stuff that didn't take as much time to prepare.

Tomorrow morning-breakfast with the immediate family, Santa presents and presents to and from our parents. Rob and I usually exchange ours the night before. This came about when we both had really wicked cool presents to give to each other one year and didn't want to wait.

Lunchtime-over to Candyman's for his Christmas lunch. His family is hosting it this year, so it's easy for me to get to from my place.

Dinner-Head over to my aunt and uncle's stopping off at Candyman's aunt and uncle's for a little bit.

Gaaaah.

Love and blessings from whichever higher power you follow to everyone this year. And by this year, I mean all year...not just the holidays. Please stay safe and remember that no one will recall the little mistakes this time next year. Don't stress it out. Hugs and kisses from Coquitlam.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Christmas...


Wow. Finished the Christmas shopping. For both presents and Christmas baking. Made cookies with my mom today, worked, bought a bunch of discount stuff at work...it's all good. :) We have a wicked cool clearance section at work now...I bought a bunch of art supplies and I still get staff discount on it. Muhahahhaha!! Very sweet.

And no, I'm NOT spending too much money. :p My Visa hasn't melted yet, so it's all good.

Some of my Fishlets (tm) have died. :( Kittens tells me that that's normal...but it still kind of sucks. Oh well.

And WHAT is it with people talking in theatres?! It happened again on Thursday when Candyman and I went to see LotR! Are people getting that much less considerate since the last time I went to the movies?! (about three months ago) I just don't get it...it's really irritating.

Cat, I saw you called me after work, but I haven't had a chance to get back to you. I'll do that the next chance I get. I wanna see your new place!

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Fixed?


Whatever.

Friday Five!!

1. List your five favorite beverages.
Hot chocolate, Coca Cola, Fuzzy peach juice, raspberry iced tea, lemonade, Bailey's

2. List your five favorite websites.
Sluggy Freelance, Powells Books, Shintokukai Karate, Zero Sex Life, Two Evil Monks

3. List your five favorite snack foods.
Crunchy cheezies, salt 'n' vinegar chips, popcorn, nachos, chocolate

4. List your five favorite board and/or card games.
Illuminati, Big Two, Spit, Magic the Gathering, Role Playing Games

5. List your five favorite computer and/or game system games.
Myst, Riven, Legend of the Green Dragon, Gauntlet Legend, Area 51

This sucks.


My template is doing stupid things, and I don't know how to fix it. I'm too stupid to do it myself, with not enough time. *growl*

However, there's some good news too...starting in February I might be doing some aromatherapy seminars out in Coquitlam at a place called "Free Spirit Books". That's pretty exciting for me. I went in there yesterday (Thursday) just to look around, and the owner mentioned she was looking for someone to do the seminars. So, I brought in a synopsis that I knocked together today and she really liked it. :) *happy* So, I might be doing some good stuff.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The SPECIAL hell.


"...you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."
---Book the Shepherd---Firefly-"Our Mrs. Reynolds"

Candyman and I went to Matrix-Revolutions at the Langley Imax yesterday and there was someone talking through the whole thing. *grumble*

Yeah, that's about it. I got stuff I have to do today. :p

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Another quiz...



Saturday, December 13, 2003

Whooaaaaaaaa....FRIDAY FIVE!!!


Da deedle, duh dum DUH deedle...


Whoa. What key do I push to make THAT happen again? *peck* *peck*


1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?
Nope. I hate the cold and darkness that accompanies winter. And every time there's snow in Vancouver (so like, once every six years or so) I get snow in my boots. Without fail. Starting in about October I start peering at the rain falling on my windshield willing it to not contain ice crystals. I do that until about April.

2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?
I really like our family get-togethers. All my cousins, uncles, aunts etc from my Dad's side go to my uncle's place and are all happy. And most of the time there's no problems.

3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?
My Oma made my brother and I Advent calendars when we were born and she used to fill them and send them to us each year. Now she sends us ten bucks each and Rob and I fill each others. Which we haven't done yet...we've been busy with finals etc.

4. Do you do anything to help the needy?
I contributed some money to the Santa Fox food drive and sometimes I'll drop off baby food/formula at the food bank, but usually I don't.

5. What one gift would you like for yourself?
A two or three bedroom apartment either up at Univer-city at SFU or even some other place. I'm not fussy. :) Or a house. A house would be acceptable as well.



WHOOAAAAAA...it's THE END!! Aw, man...what button was that?

Friday, December 12, 2003

Huh.


Yesterday's post didn't publish for some reason. Oookay...

Fudge didn't set. :( But it makes damned good sauce for icecream. Mmm...saucy.

16 Fishlets(tm) and counting. I'm gonna need a nursery tank soon...

I'm a Browncoat!


Dammit. I got hooked on another program. And it's been cancelled. Justy came over tonight with his Firefly DVDs. That's a great series. Everyone go buy the DVDs and maybe they'll make more episodes.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Mmm...


I kind of wish I hadn't bought most of my Christmas presents...I just made fudge in about 20 minutes and if the pot scrapings are any indication, it's gonna be yuuuuummy. :) Unfortunately, I'm sending it away to my Oma, but I'll probably make another one. Especially since it only takes about 20 minutes (plus time scraping scorched chocolate off the bottom of the pot...but I haven't done that yet.)

So how does everyone like their fudge? Me, I'm generally a purist. Plain chocolate, maybe with mint in it. Rarely do I like to put nuts in mine, but if I get it offered to me I wouldn't turn it down. :)

Monday, December 08, 2003

In case you're bored...


With finals over for some people...it's possible you might get bored. So go check out Paul Mathis' site. Heheh. You might still be bored, but you'll be in awe of how nuts this can be.

Finals


*happy dance* Oh yeah. All done! *happy dance* *wiggle*

I didn't do well, but I did it. Now to wait and see exactly how I did.

*collapses into a big heap*

What? Christmas shopping? Crap! *zoooom*

Ohhh...that's why I'm sick.


Well...this explains everything!

Jay-sus Murphy!


Somehow my inner clock has gotten totally screwed up. It thinks that I'm supposed to be asleep between 6 am and 4 pm for some reason. *grumble* So here it is, twenty to seven, with a test in a couple of hours and I haven't slept. Again. This is looking very familiar...oh yeah. I did the exact same thing on Friday!

Seriously, this is getting more than ridiculous. I have to figure something out. Any suggestions? *looks back at the time stamps of the last couple of posts...* Huh. Maybe not blogging at four in the morning would be a good start. But besides that...anyone have any suggestions?

I'm begging here.

Please!!!

Sunday, December 07, 2003

My first post from The Cheat


I feel like I should say something stupendous and moving. Um...yeah. No pressure, right?

:)

Couple of things.


The Cheat is online, but I'm not posting this off of him. :) *happy*
Bimkins has a great rant about being gay and being raised Christian. It's a good read...check it out!
Five Fishlets(tm) have been identified and confined in their netty nursery.
My last final is tomorrow at 1530 PST. Everyone think happy thoughts at me.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

A quiz! A quiz!


Haven't done one of these in a while. The Japanese characters on it made me do it.

What is the most seductive element about you?


Intelligence
Intelligence. Able to recognize both the positive
and negative elements of reality, you are
admired for your mind, and the unique
personality it supports.

brought to you by Quizilla

Friday, December 05, 2003

An equation


me (less than sign) death warmed over
me=going to bed

Yes, I feel worse than death warmed over. I feel somewhat like death, still frozen, on a stick. But I wrote my second final this morning. Didn't do horribly on it, I hope. I didn't sleep at all last night. Literally. I was up until 0630 reviewing for the test, then I had to get up at 730 so I figured there wasn't much point in trying to wake up again in an hour.

So now, I go to bed. And try to eat something. I had a grand total of a package of Liptons Chicken Noodle soup with an egg in it, a banana and an orange over the last 72 hours. I'm losing weight faster than I did when I got my teeth yanked. :(

Night night.

thank god i don't work tomorrow

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Note to self:



Don't EVER take cough syrup on a completely empty (24 hours without food) stomach.



Throwing up while having a sore throat already does not a happy Oasis make. :( That's what *I* had the joy of doing this morning from 0400-0700. Woo. Hoo. Called in sick to work today...I hate doing that, but I would have been vomiting on customers, plus I've almost completely lost my voice. I just woke up. Uuuuuugh. I have an exam at 0830 tomorrow morning. :( I'm not going to sleep tonight...after sleeping in until 4pm, I'll be up all night. Yay. *twirls her finger around*

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Oh, by God...by body hurds...*croak*


I feel like crap. My lungs are full of junk, my nose gets plugged everytime I try to lie down, I can't sleep and my throat is killing me. I'm losing my voice... :( Maaaan, and I wrote a final this afternoon too. :p I haven't eaten anything all day except cough drops and medicine. Yech.

I got my research paper back. Erg. We're not going to talk about that...but that final I took seemed like it went pretty well. I'm hoping it's not a cough syrup induced illusion...

So, going into this test I had a grand total of 46%. If I get 56% or better on the final, I pass the course. Hopefully I did it. :/ I'm pretty sure I did well on the final though. Maybe if I keep repeating that, it'll happen. :)

A break, punctuated by occasional studying


I'm going to go have that cinnamon toast I've been craving since Thursday when I wrote about it.











Ha! Thought you'd get away without a guppy comment. Nope, when I'm excited about something I go into ridiculous detail about it constantly. Ask Justy or Candyman or Otter or anyone else who hangs out with me on consecutive days. :D

There's another Fishlet(tm) which eluded me living in my tank. S/he will hopefully be ok. Oh well, I consider this one to be survival of the fittest. If it can escape me for 45 minutes while I'm wielding two nets, two lights and a hell of a lot of patience, it can probably escape from the other (short attention span) fish in the tank.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Taking a break.


Just doing some studying...need a break. Feel yucky and flu-ish. :p My first final is tomorrow... :0

The Fishlets (tm) are doing great. :) There's four now in my little floaty net. I think I'll borrow a digital camera and post some pics at some point. After finals. :( Y'know, because I know you all care super deeply about my guppy fry. ;) They've learned that when Auntie Karin opens up the top of the tank and some cloudy stuff (hardboiled egg yolk...very common in the wild for them...) floats down around them, they can eat it and it's good stuff. :) Happy guppies, happy Karin.

EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!


One of my guppies had triplets last night/this morning!!! I'm an auntie!!!

Now I gotta go to work... :p I'd much rather be sitting at the fish tank making sure that I net up any more of the little brats before their momma eats them.

Whinging


Or: Indulging in Self Pity


Whaaa...I want to move ouuu-uut!! :.( *sniffle*
Whaaa...I'm siii-iick!! *sniffle for a different reason*
Whaaa...I gotta woo-oork tomorrow morning at 0600!! *sniffle with a "call in sick" sniffle*
Whaaa...I can't tyy-yype!!
Whaaa...I got fiiii-iiinals in two days!!

Ok, you may all return to your regularly scheduled blogroll.

Eight more days until Freedom Day! (December 9th...gotta focus until finals are over...gotta stay focussed, gotta...OOH! SHINY COMPUTER!!! *poing*)

Monday, December 01, 2003

Wow.


Interesting things I learned today


-If I lose another two pounds by the end of the year, I'll have lost 20 lbs.
-Candyman does occasionally read this, but I'm not going to edit. :p
-The Center for Distance Education, or my tutor marker lost my midterm...the one that I think I failed. I hope I don't have to rewrite it.
-I can knit a hat very bloody fast. I've gotten a lot done on my toque and it's going to look damned sexy when I'm finished with it.

That's my cool things list for today. Thanks for listening!

Sunday, November 30, 2003

No content...no content...


Yeah, I worked, I slept, I had food, I avoided studying and I tried to start knitting a toque. (I felt very Canadian, and patriotic while I did that...then I realized I'd twisted the stitches and messed the whole thing up...whoops.) So that's been my last couple of days. Luckily, I will be saved from the evil "no content" demon by the Friday Five!!

Friday Five, brought to you by Saturday afternoon.



1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not?
Yes. I can be somewhat materialistic, but mostly I like to collect stuff. I collect books and craft stuff and other stuff. I don't like the aftermath of shopping though. (credit card bills, cheques bouncing...etc.)

2. What was the last thing you purchased?
I bought a tartan tree ornament at work yesterday, and ten minutes before that I bought a 5' x 5' wreath box that I put all my yarn and most of my cross stitch stuff into. I'm buying another one today...it's only $11.66 and they would fit under my bed if I had legs on my bed.

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why?
I'm going to go with "yes". I love actually being at a store and seeing all the stuff, and feeling it...especially clothes and books, but I also really like doing the online shopping thing. It's so much easier to buy stuff from, say Powells than it is get to their physical location (Portland.). Overall, I'm going to say I like real stores better.

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it?
Yup. I actually stopped getting it in April 2003...when I finished school. :) At it's peak, I was getting $20/week and I started out with $1 a week when I was a kid. My mom's going to take me shopping for work clothes though. I've got a $400 clothing allowance there.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing?
I did regret buying a sweater because the pocket was ripped and I couldn't return it, but then I took the pocket off and it's my favourite sweater right now. I don't think I can think of anything right now...I tend to make fairly inexpensive purchases which just add up, so any one thing isn't really a big deal. Maybe my car. It's kind of expensive...

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Awwwww!!!!


From Donna. This will take a loooooooong time to load.

Disconnected ramblings


Ugh. So sleepy.



Ha! So why am I not asleep? Because I have the urge to blog. And check email, and other stuff. I had a wonderful moment a couple of minutes ago. "Ooh! I've got $200 in my chequing account that shouldn't be there...
...
...oh. A $200 cheque hasn't been cashed yet. Damn."

Oh well. :) At least it ain't in the red, and payday is this Friday, and I'm owed a couple hundred bucks by various people, whom I haven't had the time or energy to collect from. Which also sucks because it means I haven't gotten to visit with them. :(

Speaking of which, I need to visit more people. Who do I need to see?

Meesh, Kittens, Cat, no name yet, Justy, Bimkins ('cept it's more difficult cuz he's in another province...a better reason to visit him though...)

Wow. I have to go to bed. :p Shower first though, with the cinnamon candle. Mmm...cinnamon. I should go make some cinnamon toast...nah, I'll do that tomorrow.

I wonder if I'll miss having a payday when I open my own business...

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Where do I sign up?!


Please take me as a volunteer!!!

Fitness, yay!!


20 minutes biking, 20 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes rowing machine.

Boo-ya! Go me!

Now include the private karate lessons on Wednesday and Sunday, plus the two hour dojo workout on Saturday and I'm in fine shape for exercise goals this week.

Owie..


Yep, it's the fourth Wednesday of the month. Tummy ache time! Fun fun. I need a coke slurpee. For some reason that helps with cramps.

Whoa.


Meandered over to arwen.org, a little later than usual, mind kind of half there (which is better than most days) noticed that an actor had committed suicide. Huh. That sucks. Something kind of tweaked in my mind (self: she was fourteen and obsessed with him...hmm...I'd probably actually recognize the name since we're the same age...)
*clicks on the link*

Jonathan Brandis.

Kittens and I giggled over him a LOT when we were in junior high. Granted, she had a slightly (read: astronomically) higher obsession with him than I did. (BTW, thanks Kit, I still get nightmares about clowns because you made me watch that freaking Stephen King movie. *smack* Incidentally, I still get nightmares about really bad movies because you made me watch Neverending Story II...)

So, yeah. That's my weird feeling of the day. Wow.

Monday, November 24, 2003

I'm...emotions.


I don't know how I feel today. I wrote that crazy post last night late, then worked early this morning, slept most of the day and now I'll need to go to work at midnight. So, I'm feeling kind of numb, but not with the bad connotations of numb. Or something. *sigh*

I think I'll go take a long shower (my most recent relaxation therapy) with my cinnamon candle burning, then watch my guppies for a bit. I restocked my fishtank, and I've already got two dead females. Again. ARGH! It's so frustrating...I thought I fixed the problem with the tank (it was too cold) but now there's not really anything I can do about it.

I'm going to try and get to the gym at 930. Wonder if anyone wants to join me...

Short-ish post


This is supposed to be a short post. It probably won't be. :p Deal.

So I've been pretty happy the last couple weeks, but I always have this impending "Yeah, that's not going to last"...or as Sluggy Freelance puts it: " 'Oh.' said God. 'A challenge.' " So I had a minor meltdown last night. Those are usually triggered by something minor going wrong...in this case it was me hormonally blaming Candyman for something that I don't even remember now, and me being pissed off, then dissolving into tears for an hour or so. It's also often brought on by lack of sleep. (sh)It happens way too often for my liking. :p I'm better now.

There's very few things going on in my life. I have a 99.9% of the time great relationship, I love my job, I don't have major bills to pay, I'm healthy, I live in a great area of the world and I'm adorable. However, there's something rotten and nasty inside me saying that I don't deserve what I have, that I'm spoiled and that it's all going to come crashing down on me when the Cosmos realizes that they screwed up and my life is supposed to be given to that chick down the street. Like in Cambodia.

Am I supposed to be grateful for what I have? Sometimes I feel like it's not enough, and other times I feel like it's too much and I don't deserve it. It's really strange.

However, I went to karate tonight. My mind feels clearer. I feel better. Karate is something that I can see myself improving in everytime I attempt it. It's something which allows me to push myself in ways that I never have before, and that's something I need. It's giving me clarity, purpose and a sense of being grounded in something that is larger than I am. Being karate-ka (karate student) is forcing me to take my time, to work towards something, but know that working harder isn't necessarily going to get me there. "Life's a journey, not a destination." and I need to remember to focus myself on that.

Last night while I was very angry and upset, I said something which really struck me. "I'm going to be so pissed off when I move out and discover I'm still so miserable." I didn't realize it at the time, but I think that's part of my problem. I'm one of those people who, if they aren't smacked down, will go through life like this...

"I'll be happy when...
...I finish high school."
...I get a job."
...I move out."
...I find a significant other."
...I get married."
...I have kids."
...the kids move out."
...I retire."

Whoops, I'm dead. And that happens to TOO DAMNED MANY PEOPLE! I refuse to let myself do that. This is part of the reason why I started this blog in the first place. I have let the stars (moving out, getting a job etc.) blind me to the fact that I am currently living my life. The only one I get, depending on who you believe, but dammit, right now it's the only one I have, so why should I waste my time screwing around with it?

Um, anyway...comments are welcome. :)

Friday, November 21, 2003

Friday Five


On a Friday, no less! Will wonders never cease?


1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year.
Bake a cake.
Finish a scarf.
Clean my room.
Get The Cheat online
Finish Myst

2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again.
Laura (woo, she got in contact with me this year)
Stephanie
...
That's about it, really.

3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do.
Crochet
Sew
Drive standard
Start my own business
Be organized

4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit).
Buy a big house with my own craft room
Adopt/sponsor/foster some kids
Go to school and take fun courses
Have a horse
Cure diseases

5. List five things you do that help you relax.
Knit
Cross stitch
Read
Take a shower, especially with candles (no bathtub in my room. :( )
Cuddle with Candyman

WHEEEEEEEE!!!!


Just printed out my last paper. Thank Deity(ies). Thanks everyone for putting up with me while I stressed and panicked through this semester. Thanks to...

...

...

Huh? Finals? CRAP!

*zooooom*

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Top ten signs I might blog/read blogs too damn much


10. I remember it's time for my *YEARLY FEMALE TEST* by reading about other people who're getting theirs.
9. I blog/read blogs over at Candyman's house, when I haven't seen him in days (weeks...) instead of cuddling.
8. I search out new blogs when I have an assignment due (well, I also clean my bathroom and cook when I have an assigment due...this isn't really a good test)
7. I bug people in real life about not blogging enough.
6. I use my blog as a goal setting mechanism. (weight etc.)
5. I expect people to know what's going on in my life because I blogged it.
4. I go back and read my blog archives every so often...you know, just because.
3. I have to go onto my blog and check when stuff's due because I know I posted it.
2. I have to go onto my blog and check what I got on an assignment because I know I posted it.

And the number one reason I know I blog/read blogs too much...
1. I'm trying to start a meme!

So, people who post or read too damn much: write your own top ten list and comment back to me!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Bobbing for guppies


*looks at the amount of work still to do on her research paper*

I'm fucked. Thank you.

The ceremonial "throwing Karin to the lions" will occur at 2200 tonight. In lieu of lions, guppies will be subsituted. Justy has agreed to be my second, holding my hair back as I commit seppuku by fish tank. (My sword isn't sharpened.)

Luckily all this is ceremonial. ^_^

Yay! I wasted six minutes blogging about this rather than working on my paper! And I wonder why I never get stuff done ahead of time... :/

Just say NO!


I really like this because I actually know someone who's allergic to wheat, and it affects him like pot affects most other people. So, listen up to this! It's some scary stuff. ;) Got it from Donna, but I don't know where it came from originally.


Bread & Crime

I've done a little research, and what I've discovered should make anyone think twice....

- More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.

- Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

- In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid,yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

- More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.

- Bread is made from a substance called "dough." It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!

- Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis.

- Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.

- Bread is often a "gateway" food item, leading the user to "harder" items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts.

- Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 80 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.

- Newborn babies can choke on bread.

- Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.

- Most bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.

In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the following bread restrictions:

- No sale of bread to minors.

- A nationwide "Just Say No To Toast" campaign, complete with celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.

- A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.

- No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.

- The establishment of "Bread-free" zones around schools.

Remember: Think idiotically, act globally

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

*grumble*


Well, I worked from midnight until 8 am this morning. That sucked. Then I slept most of the day and went to work for 530 this evening. I was told that I should go home. Um, hello? My schedule says that I'm supposed to be working. NO ONE told me that my shift had been cancelled. I was truly annoyed. I'm better now. I did some schoolwork and got a little ahead. That's good.

This week is the week for webcomics, apparently. Three new ones have been added to the sidebar...Oh my Gods, Partially Clips and Something Positive.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Saturday Five



1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space.
Messy (synonyms: disasterous, cramped, bomb-went-off)

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer.
Supportive, efficient

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime.
Creative, intellectual, spiritual

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day.
Hectic, tiring, exciting, fulfilling

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life.
Spiritual, creative, intelligent, fulfilled, house-not-so-messy

Ohhhh, maaan...


I'm sick. Officially. And not even that stupid cold that's been ravaging everyone in the store. Nope, I've either got some minor food poisoning or stomach flu. Crap. I even called in sick to work today...for the first time since I started working there. And it was going to be an eight hour shift too! And I had to give up a five hour shift because I would've gone over 40 hours for this week. Oh, the irony. :(

Recipe for anti-nauseants


(it's all very precise...)

1-2 dashes of powdered ginger
1/8 cup boiling water (or enough to make it look like bouaibaisse soup broth)
Honey to taste (I put about half as much honey as I did water...I really don't like ginger...)

Friday, November 14, 2003

Dammit.


I keep breaking my blog when I try to fiddle with the template. Links will be reappearing on the sidebar...um...eventually.

The moral? Karin shouldn't fiddle.

Heheh.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Hmm...a new meme...


OCTOBER:
Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to takes things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

Do yours here!

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

What a good idea.


Bimkins wrote this in his blog, and I'm going to copy him. Let's see how many people will do this.



Flander's Fields
In Flander's fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place and in the sky
The lark still bravely singing flies.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flander's fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe.
To you, from failing hands we throw.
The torch be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow.
In Flander's fields.
--John McCrae (1872-1918)


Wow. This is still an incredible poem. I memorized it when I was in grade seven, and rewrote it here from memory, even though I hadn't recited it in ages. I think that struggling with the words made it more meaningful to me. Lest we forget, indeed. With all the fighting going on these days, and how it's more personal to more of North America it's important to remember today.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Ugh. Busy.


Wow. I'm working a LOT this month. 35 hours scheduled this week (so far...I usually get asked to stay an extra couple hours), last week was 37, week before was just a hair over 40. Week before that was around 35. Despite being at minimum wage, I'm making a damn fine amount of money. And I'm staying at or slightly below my weight from when I got my wisdom teeth out. 158.5 yesterday. :D Happy, happy.

I'm doing some hard thinking right now. I'm having some interesting thoughts on spirituality and Wicca, and Buddhism, and karate. It's kind of all jumbling together... Huh. Oh well. I'm sure I'll figure it all out eventually...but by that time I'll be dead. :) Cheery thought, ne?

I need to start getting Saturdays off so I can get to karate. :( I really miss it.

I need a couple of cheery thoughts to end on. Um, I had smoked oysters as part of my lunch today...they were tasty.

There's a new Strongbad email up. It was funny.

I'm not dreading the winter as much as I usually do. :)

I still love my job!

Good enough. I gotta dash. Work from 330-1130pm tonight. :ppp Sucks a bit, but oh well...whatcha going to do? Me? I'm going to take a shower, brush my teeth, reflect on "oh crap, I didn't do any homework today like I was supposed to" and go to work.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Yay!!


My paper's finished with a couple hours to spare!! It's not very good, but I'm beyond the point of caring. I just want this semester to END.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Friday Five


You know who it's from


1. What food do you like that most people hate?
Haggis.

2. What food do you hate that most people love?
Nothing I can think of. I get sick of pizza really quickly.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you?
Hmmm...that's a tough one. I guess Eminem. I can't stand the Rock when he's in his "Rock" persona, but I've got serious hots for him in Scorpion King. George Clooney doesn't do much for me either.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find attractive?
Sean Connery. I don't really know. *shrug* I think Nicole Kidman is hot, but most people (men and women) I've talked to disagree.

5. What popular trend baffles you?
Low carb diets. Actually, any diet that forces you to deprive yourself of any one food group, or to only eat one thing (cabbage soup diet, etc.)

Well, good news and bad news.



The Bad


1) I'm getting sick. Nuff said. Well, maybe not. :) Taking some echinachea stuff...tea and tincture...which seems to be helping. Need to eat more garlic. Theory: Garlic isn't actually anti-bacterial like the claims...it just keeps people away to prevent spread of illness.

2) I got back an assignment and got 4.5/10 on it. If anyone's paying attention, that would be more than twice as good as I got on the previous one. *sigh* Oh well. I'd just better kick some ass on my research project.

3) I haven't done shite on the research project. This could be problematic. Incidentally, anyone want to take a survey? You gotta be older than 18, and take another survey about two weeks afterwards. Thanks to anyone who responds. kinkygrrl1701@yahoo.com or my other emails if you know 'em. Or tell me in the comments.

The Good


1) I'm not completely stressed over the paper I've got due tomorrow. I had yesterday and today to work on it, and I've finished about 1/3 of it. I've got all tomorrow to work on it as well before I go to work at 6. It's due at 430, so that gives me some time to decompress after I drop it off at university.

2) I got a bit of room cleaning done, including some laundry and sorting some craft stuff. Is there a bigger "little joy" in the world than finding some stuff that you were positive you'd thrown out, then realizing that you really need it...dammit... :( And then it becomes found!! And life is good!! And you still need it...unlike some other stuff that I've found and gone "Holy crap...I really could've used that three days ago...but now it's too late." That happens all the time with Hallowe'en costumes for me.

3) I found some really kick-ass knitting sites. (whoa, talk about your contradiction in terms...). I'll probably post some craft links on the side bar at some point. I'm lazy right now though.

4) I've found some really good Wicca sites. Again, these will eventually be posted. I'm so glad I don't have a quota on bookmarks. :)

5) I got an Assignment from Hell back. 84% BAYBEE!!!! Only one more of those fuckers to go. :D

6) Got some Vancouver Symphony Orchestra information. Long story short (TOO LATE!) bottom line...if I can get 8 people who want to go to any concert, I can get tickets for $30 apiece. It's called a "flex pass". If less than 8 want to go, it'll cost a bit more per person. Again, let me know, either through email or comments.

I don't know how much I'll be posting in the next couple weeks...school and work and relationships (oh my!) will be chewing up a lot of my time. Plus, I'll be making some of my Christmas presents, which will also be taking up some time. Working retail through the holiday season. Why?! Why did I choose to do this?! Because I'm MAD!! MAD I TELL YOU!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!

ahem.

So, yes. I might not be updating much. (incidentally, every time I've said that, I usually update like crazy...so who knows...)

SUDDEN REALIZATION


I'VE GOT A MONTH LEFT IN THIS SEMESTER!!!! OMG! Thank goodness...I really really really want this semester to be OVER!!! I got my course newspaper in the mail today...there's some really interesting cours--

NO!!!!



Heheh. I never learn.

Dis is funny...


Got this from Donna. You'll need Flash.

That is all.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

*sniffle*


...uh oh...


I'm not still having an allergic reaction, which means I'm getting sick. Fsck no. Not now. Not when I've got a crapload of stuff to do for school and practically full time hours at the store. Nonononononooooo.. Not allowed.

So, I'm not exactly working on my term paper...I'm kind of working on working on it, if you know what I mean.

Whoa...panic. I looked at last week's schedule and thought it was for this week... :/ If that was true, I don't get today and tomorrow off to play on the computer be productive on my assignments.

Our roof is getting fixed today and yesterday. There is much banging and pounding going on over my head. Luckily I got a lot of sleep last night. :p

Went bowling with Candyman and some of his co-workers last night. That was fun, even though I had a bit of a sore shoulder from lifting boxes of books yesterday. It's really quite sore now, despite icing it when we got back to his place. I've had this shoulder giving me problems all fall. :( It was bugging me through Ultimate and a couple of times with karate. Ugh. I hope it'll get better in the next couple of days. That seems to be the pattern.

So bowling. I hadn't been 10 pin bowling for ages...like since I was nine or so. Man, was it ever fun!! I didn't totally suck, in fact I beat Candyman in one game and broke 100 in it. Breaking 100 is always my goal. It's strange, after over ten years of not going bowling, I've gone twice in two weeks. I think there will be a bowling night in the Tri-Cities. Ok, after my finals, a bunch of people are going to get together and play some five or ten pin bowling semi-close to my house. Who's in on that?

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Flipping allergies.


I was doing stock at work tonight and good God, do I feel awful. I can't really type either. :p So I'm going to bed, since I have to work at 0700 tomorrow. Bloody hell.

And what's with Blogrolling not letting me ping them? *grumble* (hopefully now that I've mentioned it, it'll work.)

Monday, November 03, 2003

$166.72 later...


Ok, I think I've got enough craft stuff to last me until...December.

At least.

So, um...anyone want a knitted scarf for Cmas? I bought about 20 rolls balls packages of wool today and another pair of needles...

Actually some of the stuff I bought is for gifts. And some of it will be gifts for me...my parents are very cool with me giving them stuff and saying "This was $75.94, I'll have this for Christmas please. Make the cheque out to me." :)

Oh, and that would be $166.72 with the 50% included, so really I bought over $350 worth of stuff. :D

Ooh, now I have four huge bags of craft stuff in addition to the three other huge bags of craft stuff that I need to put away in my room...or at least hide whenever Candyman comes over... :/

...

...

Crap.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Friday Five...on Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY...


Work and school have been eating me alive, hence no updates...


1. What was your first Halloween costume?
I was 21 days old (birthday on Oct 10) and my mom and dad dressed me up as a clown and my dad carried my around in a huge pumpkin.

2. What was your best costume and why?
I have a wide variety of medieval type dresses, so they're probably my best costumes. Either that or my PVC stuff. I like black shiny material. :) But why limit yourself to Halloween?! I wear that stuff for fun. :)

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn't give you a treat?
Nope, everyone's always given me a treat.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)
Not anymore. My mom always buys way too much candy for the amount of kids we get at our door (2 this year). Does that count?

5. Share your favorite scary story...real or legend!
I don't like this question.
5. Share your favorite scary story...real or legend!
5. What was Karin's costume this year?
Whoa, a personalized Friday Five!! Right on! Well, I was a medieval chick at work on Friday (no ladders, thank goodness) and I was an '80's girl rocker that night. I wore fishnets with a garter belt, denim miniskirt, a wicked black and red and silver shirt with the shoulders cut out and chains across one of them. And ankle boots.

Hehehe...my brother wore fishnets as well...he was dressed as a ho and his buddy was his pimp. It was pretty funny, especially when he asked about the costume...

Karin's Brother: Hey, I'm dressing up as a ho for Halloween.
Karin (not really paying attention): Uh huh?
Karin's Brother: Can I borrow some of your clothes?
Karin: I'm not sure if I should be insulted that you think I might have slutty clothes, or embarrassed that you're right.

Heheh. I'm so witty. :p

Friday, October 31, 2003

Aaaand...breathe....


The assignment is finished. Sent off two minutes past the deadline. But it is finished. And a serious thank you out to Justy...here's a transcript of our ICQ conversation tonight...

LadyOasis [11:29 PM] :
Busy? Favour?

Justy-san [11:29 PM] :
Not terribly, probably.

LadyOasis [11:30 PM] :
(7-7.3)2 + (7-7.3)2 + (6-7.3)2 +( 9-7.3)2 + (8-7.3)2 + (6-7.3)2 + (6-7.3)2 + (7-7.3)2 + (8-7.3)2 + (9-7.3)2

Calculate? Due in half an hour...got three more of those to work out.

Justy-san [11:30 PM] :
Mein gott...

So, anyway, he got those worked out for me (would've taken me at least half an hour to calculate them) and I got my assignment finished. Schedule of what's due?

Term Paper-Nov 7
Assignment from Hell #3-Nov 17
Research Paper-Nov 20
Essay-Nov 21

Finals: Dec 3: 1530-1830, Dec 5: 0830-1130, Dec 8: 1530-1830

(insert random "I'm sick of school" comment.)

Ooh! I almost forgot...my computer didn't decide to blow up... this makes me happy. I've had problems with my internet connection lately. :p

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Feeling...


...much better. Now that I know what the hell I'm doing. :p I've sent off part A of my assignment *crosses fingers* Part B will be flying off later tonight after work. Thank goodness. Now I need to take a shower (I'm still in my pj's) and get ready for work. I have cramps though. :( I needs my coke slurpee.

I'm going to be so happy when this semester ends.

I get 50% off everything at work next week, except sale items. My parents don't know it yet, but they're buying me a whole bunch of Christmas presents. :)

Ohhhhhh...they wanted me to follow the DIRECTIONS...


Well, after Candyman took a 30 second look at my assignments that I did so poorly on this semester he figured out what I did wrong. So we worked on my assignment last night, including one of the ones that I did badly so that I've now got something to work with. *whew* Feeling much more under control now.

Note to self: Read all directions. Read all textbook references. Follow all directions. Start stuff earlier. And most importantly...

LEARN HOW TO THINK! THIS ISN'T AN ENGLISH COURSE! Heheh...

That was my main complaint last night. "I don't know how to think! I'm an English major!!" :) It competed with "I'm tired. Can we have a break now?" I'm so lucky I have a patient B/F. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Oh for...(Mark III)


Trying to fix the entry that got posted five times...stupid internet connection kept being idiotic and not letting me post...but apparently it was.

worked, 'n' slept, 'n' avoided homework...


Dammit. Stupid assignment due tomorrow. Had to work at 0600 today, couldn't sleep until about 2. Came offshift at 1240 and slept until 5...now I checked my blogroll, read a webcomic or two, checked my email and ate dinner.

Ooh, if I put off doing homework for another...2h 7m... my dad needs the living room and I get an hour's break!

What a TERRIBLE idea. :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Oh for... (Mark II)


Well, I tried to change my template, screwed it up, lost my comments, fixed it and decided that I need to go to bed. I'm certainly not going to get any friggin' work done tonight and I work at 0600 tomorrow morning, and the district manager's coming. Happy joy. (/sarcasm)

Oh for...


Well folks, to put it bluntly...I'm fucked. And really in a not good way. I have an assignment due in 2 days, I got 1/10 on the first one, 2/10 on the second one and the third is pretty much the same. I don't understand! I. Just. Don't. Get. It.

Screw this. I need a break. I understand the terminology, my tutor marker's comments aren't helping dick-all (obviously, since I didn't do any better the second time around.). I understand what the assignment is looking for, but I don't get why I'm doing so freakin' badly!!

I'm sooooo taking next semester off. I hate school.

Musings about hot chocolate.


1. Toffee hot chocolate is too sweet for me.
2. Very hot hot chocolate on the numb part of my face (from the wisdom teeth) still does damage, even if I can't feel it.
3. If you make hot chocolate hot enough, you can melt marshmallows in it for fifteen minutes.
4. Be careful with #3...see #2.
5. I can kill a bag of marshmallows in five days if the weather is nasty and I drink enough hot chocolate.
6. The weight that I have gained over the last four days is probably due to massive quantities of hot chocolate.
7. Tim Horton's hot chocolate is nowhere near as good as MacDonald's hot chocolate, which is nowhere near as good as the powdered stuff I have at home.
8. I don't miss having half and half in my hot chocolate like I did when I was temping.

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Promoting the meme


This is from Melissa. I popped over to her blog for the first time tonight and thought that I'd do this, even though I mostly know bloggers through their blogs...



Pick one blogger for each of these. (The last question is exempt from this rule.) You can pick the same blogger as an answer for more than one question.

The blogger you'd trust with your life: Justy

The blogger you can trust with your deepest, darkest secrets: Bimkins

The blogger who makes you laugh the most: Donna

The blogger who makes you think the most: D and Cat (warning...X-rated stuff in Cat's blog.)

The blogger you'd like to live near to: Bimkins (cuz he's in freaking Alberta...and mostly everyone else I know lives in Vancouver-ish)

The blogger you'd like to have as a roommate: Jennifer (so we can do crafts together)

The blogger you'd like to go to Disneyland (or Six Flags) with: I'm gonna go with no name yet and dooce because they're both pregnant, and then when I don't want to go on the scary, nasty rides I can say "I'm just going to keep them company" so I don't have to make up excuses for hating roller coasters.

The blogger on your blogroll who is most similar to you. How? Bimkins. I don't think I've told the story about how he and I met up after high school...someone remind me to do that in a couple days if I haven't.

The blogger on your blogroll who is most different than you. How? barrios is just very strange...but fun to read. :) I don't think that anyone could be more different...just a feeling I have.

Lastly, pick five bloggers you'd like to have a slumber party/party/bar night with. What would you do?
Cripes. I'd pretty much like to have hangout time with everyone I read. :) Sorry...cop-out.

Drawbacks to illness...


I've been sleeping a LOT over the last couple of days. Not good, considering that the Assignment from Hell (tm) is due on Monday. :p Another fun drawback is bad dreams. I had a really strange one last night...

Background: Last night at work I got to serve a really fat, gross man. He decided that it was my fault that we didn't have a certain tool, and that no one in the Lower Mainland seems to have it either, forcing him to go across the border to get it. Uh...yeah. Not so much, pal. He was one of those guys who is really creepy...and I usually don't get creeped out by people. It was one of those things where he was greasy and balding, and fat and talked around a toothpick that had probably been around for the last six months in his mouth and looked at me as if he wanted to yank down my pants and stick things into me... Yuck and a half. I was all shivery when I was talking to him and got out of there as fast as I could. Lucky me, I got to be on his till when he came up to pay for some of the things that we had the decency to carry. He was loudly making stupid, crude, but not quite sexual jokes, making all the people in my lineup very uncomfortable. :( Seriously...I don't mind jokes and stuff, but the combination of things was kind of freaky. He was giving off total rapist/molester vibes.

(Wayne's World...doodilly doo, doodilly doo.)
So in my dream last night, I was working at MacDonalds and Creepy Fat Man was in it. I was working the till there and had to be nice to him...you know...customer service and so on... Suddenly, the counter is gone, and he grabs onto my ankle and foot. I'm wearing my new denim skirt so he can see right up to my underwear. I have to get away from him, so the rest of the dream is me trying to escape without getting raped, because he's going to do that if he figures out that I'm trying to get away from him.
(doodilly doo, doodilly doo.)

Yeah, so that was my yucky, creepy dream. I had one the other night about zombie apes, like what it talks about in the blurb in TV Guide for 28 Days Later. At exactly 10 pm they all came out and attacked people. I got to have that dream for six hours...and four "wake ups".

I think I need to recharge my dream catchers...

Friday, October 24, 2003

Workin' Girl...


Some of the coolest things about working in a craft store are when I'm on a till.

I get to make the same jokes over and over and over, and the audience is always new. :)
I am fortunate to see the amazing potential that people have to imagine and create things.
I see what's on sale.
I get to talk to people who have the same interests as me, and pick up tips and give them out.

Gawdamn...I love my job. Even though I was supposed to be off at 2, and didn't get my first break until 1:55 (started at 9...so almost five hours), and it was busy the whole time, and I had to stay until 5, but didn't get out of there until almost 5:30...damn, I love my job.

I learned how to knit a couple of days ago from a book. I'm knitting a purple/blue/gray scarf out of variagated wool and as soon as I can do well without dropping all my stitches all over the place I'm going to do a burgandy and gold "Gryffindor" scarf. I like. Fun stuff. It's very relaxing...which is good because I've got an assignment from hell due Monday. :p So, I'm going to do my FF now. :D

(edit: No Friday Five? FINE. I'll DO my homework. See if I bloody well care.)

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Worst Phone Messages


(based on stress levels)


From a significant other: "We need to talk."
From your bank/credit card company: "We need to talk."
From your loan shark: "We needs ta converse a liddle..."
From your doctor (after going in for tests): "We need to talk."

Lucky me...I got the last one last night. :p So after stressing out all night, the message turns out to be "Your Pap smear was normal. Please come back in a year."

WHY DO THEY DO THAT?!!?!?!?!?

I guess because it's better to hear "We need to talk" than "Hi there. You've got cancer. Have a nice day." Still though.

Fast healing is not always good. I got a complication with my wisdom teeth in the form of a nasty infection. *sigh* So, I'm back on the antibiotics. Incidentally...I hate antibiotics. They drop the effectiveness of birth control pills, make people more susceptible to yeast infections, and to top it all off...stuff to treat Y.I.'s drop the effectiveness of condoms. Dammit.

Monday, October 20, 2003

EEEEEGAHH!!!!!


GO AWAY!! I DON'T WANT YOU ON MY INTERNET!!!

Waaahhh...


Why doesn't anyone update their blogs on the weekend? *looks at the date on the last post she made* Uh, yeah...um, well...

I'VE GOT A GOOD EXCUSE! So there.

That assignment I didn't do...I was doing it this weekend. I got a medical deferral until today to get it finished. :) Hurray! My wisdom teeth are good for something. :) So I sent that off yesterday. Thank (the) G/god(des[es])/spirit(s). (Did I miss anything(one)?) Mmm...nested brackets.

I got my Thanksgiving dinner last night. I am happy. There is much turkey in the fridge. Mm...turkey. And me not having eaten yet!! Well, there is a simple solution to this dilemma. Bye!

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Fridayfive


Where's this all from? Why, Fridayfive.org, of course!


1. Name five things in your refrigerator.
Homemade bottle of apple/grape wine, fish tank chemicals, water which keeps dripping down from the freezer and not draining, a 12 can box of coke with only one can in it and a half bottle of fruit punch (Candyman, I want that OUT of my fridge. Throw it out your own damn self. :) )

2. Name five things in your freezer.
Non-solid freezing icepacks for my face, Michelina's broccoli and alfredo pasta dish, an "ice lantern" mold for creating lanterns for tea lights, waffles that my mom couldn't fit in the upstairs freezer and half a bottle of vodka.

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink.
About eight thousand plastic bags, powdered bathroom cleanser, a dishrack, wine bottles and stuff from when I was in a "I'm going to grow poisonous plants and make nasty poisons out of them" phase (don't ask...or do ask in the comments!)

4. Name five things around your computer.
Myst-3 pack software, a sign from Homestar Runner set up like a dialogue box saying "This is real. System report: Everything is fine. Nothing is ruined.", a bunch of coloured printer paper, a fax machine and a printer that isn't hooked up to anything and has inexplicably been on since 2001.

5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet.
Birth control pills, belly button jewellery and antiseptic (six different "flavours"!!), Monistat 7, anti-cramp pills, hair care products (you all probably didn't really want to know some of that...)

Friday, October 17, 2003

Uh oh...


Remember that whole "midterm flunking thing" yesterday? Well, momma did it again. I had an assignment due yesterday which I kind of forgot to do. Any of it.

Gragh.

Ok, I'll be cloistered for a while. See you all on Monday or so.

I am feeling much better about my midterm though. At least I'll be getting *some* marks for that...

Thursday, October 16, 2003

I'm totally serious about this.


Ok, I'm taking a page from donna and asking you to please not talk about this any more. That includes sympathy or study tips or offers to tutor or whatever on comments, email, ICQ, on the phone, in person or anything. I'm posting this partly for my own benefit (this being a journal after all) and partly so that people who care know about what's going on. That being said...(and the disclaimer being longer than the actual post...)

I failed my bio-psych midterm tonight. Badly. Not just 49.9% kind of failed. Yeah. I'm supposed to be over at Candyman's tonight but I just couldn't face being around anyone. I'm contemplating the 27 bottles of wine that Justy and I have in my backyard (assuming that no more have popped their corks prematurely.) and the various half-bottles of alcohol in my liquor cabinet. I had to make a conscious effort to not stop off at the liquor store tonight on my way back down the hill. Meh. Not happy.

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But the zombie link is back. This pleases me.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Heeeeeyyyy!!


Where'd my zombie link go? :(

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

This rocks...


Zombie goodness. Reminds me of "Life II", the screen saver.

Mmmm...


I ate pizza last night. Four pieces, but not the end crust. :D I am on the road to recovery. :) *checks the calendar* What? Midterm? Thursday?! CRAP!!!

*zooooom*

Sunday, October 12, 2003

People with too much time on their hands.


Got this link from barrios.

Tools for sale? (You'll need Quicktime and probably something else.)

Not so healthy weight loss.


*steps on the scale this morning* Yikes! 160.5?! Four days ago I was at 166! It really is impossible to drink enough calories to maintain healthy weight loss. I'm getting really really sick of Yop and etc. I can now eat noodles and scrambled eggs though, so hopefully I'll even out the weight thing.

Huh. Now I need to make this into a positive thing, and try to keep that weight off. (heck I haven't mentioned my weight in nearly a month. I figured you guys were probably interested.)

Saturday, October 11, 2003

The Cheat...is working.



[strongbad]A spectacle of graphics and sound...[/strongbad]

Hurray! I got The Cheat working thanks to Candyman's suggestions. Currently I am running my new copy of Myst...another spectacle of graphics and sound from the '90's. I got a three pack of Myst, Riven and Myst: Exile for my birthday, so I'm playing it now. I never finished the first one so now's my chance.

So far I've opened up the cogs and the boat and I can't remember anything else.

New collection: 1980's fantasy movies.



I currently own: Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Lords of Magick (VHS), Excalibur (VHS) and Neverending Story I. I have access to Willow, Krull, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer and a few others that I can't think of. I think this would be a fun collection. Anyone have any other suggestions for (not necessarily good) '80s fantasy movies? I can think of Dark Crystal and that's pretty much it.

Friday, October 10, 2003

It's so true...


I always knew it.

o/~All I want for my birthday is my wisdom teeth out...o/~


Ok, well I got that. (^_^) Opened up my family presents today (minus my brother's...he gave it to me last night.) I got "Neverending Story" DVD from my brother, plus a "Matrix Reloaded" poster and a "Finding Nemo" poster. I think I'll ask for more wall space for Christmas. (^_^)

My parents gave me money for a Canucks jersey, some butter toffee peanuts (I'll wait a week or two to eat those I think...), a Canucks scratch 'n' win and a couple of books I'd been wanting. "Vancouver: A Novel" and "Images on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art". It struck me how my reading tastes have changed over the years. Less soft fantasy and more history. I think it's a change for the better. :) I'm certainly enjoying it.

Ooh!! I'm disproportionately excited!! I got to eat solid-ish food today. Mmmm...lipton's chicken noodle soup... I was eating the broth for a couple days and got to eat the actual noodles today.

And Justy came over on his way back from work with an embroidery hoop for me so that I can work on my multitudes of cross stitch stuff. He was the first non-family member to see the amazing swollen jaw and bruise. He didn't run away screaming, so that's good stuff. (^_^)

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Hmph.


Teach me to do my postings before reading my blogroll...Justy got his Friday Five out half an hour before me.

Friday Five! Friday Five!


Ha ha! Got mine out first-ish...



1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?
Considering the nature of the last post...hockey! I'll also watch any playoff games that BC/Canadian national teams are in. Or if someone in my house is watching a game.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?
Vancouver Canucks: Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Dan Cloutier
BC Lions: I liked Damon Allen when we had him. I was at the game he threw the yards record... That was pretty cool.

3. Are there any sports you hate?
Not really. I'm not a huge fan of car racing (sorry Justy...) but I haven't been exposed to it much.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?
Yep, lots. About a half dozen Canucks games last year, including a playoff game, BC Lions games, several Whitecaps (European Football [aka soccer]) games, a WWF (now WWE) event and probably a few others I can't think of right now.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
Ultimate frisbee, for the last year and a half. Various martial arts, on and off for the last three years. I'm currently in karate.

Go Canucks!


Well, that was a damned fine game. I wish I could've gone...Candyman had access to tickets, but... :( Oh well. Got to watch it from home, so that's good. 4-1 Vancouver over Calgary with Todd "Damned Sexy" Bertuzzi scoring the first goal, and at least one "new guy" goal. King...? I don't remember. I'm a little doped up right now. :p

Either way, it was a good game. (^_^)

Mm...liquid yogurt.


Despite not being able to eat solid food, I'm doing pretty well. I'd really like a pizza or taquito though. :( Hmm...blender? (^_^) Nah. Not so much.

I should probably take a nap. I look like I got punched in the jaw...I have a nice bruise forming along my right cheek. :p So much for my close-up Mr. Director...

I got stuff to look forward to tomorrow though. It'sa my birthday! We had our dinner Sunday, knowing I wouldn't be up to eating much but I get family presents tomorrow. I know a few things that I'm getting, because I picked them up and gave them to my parents and said, "Here's a birthday present for me." (^_^) So, I'll be playing Myst, Riven and Myst III (if I can get The Cheat working...)

I'm going to go take a rest and watch more Sopranos. Candyman loaned me Season 1, plus a million other DVD's, so I'll do that, do some more cross stitch and generally veg out.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Teeth update


I slept, I got my ice packs changed every half hour, (thanks Mom!) I drank some ginger ale and Yop, (thanks Mom!) and did a little cross stitch. I needed to come downstairs for some scissors, so I decided to do a quick update.

My lower jaw, lip and tongue are still frozen. I have a couple of small bruises on my face, but nothing major. I'm a little swollen and in a bit of pain but I haven't taken any pain medication yet. It looks the the ouchy ones are going to be the bottom teeth.

And I created a new Japanese smiley...behold... (^_^) Puffy cheeked smile!!

Outta surgery


Just got home. I'm woozy and going to sleep now. Later...

Ookay...


Blogger's doing not nice things, so I can't get into "View Blog" mode. :( That means I don't get to see much bloggity goodness tonight either, and I won't be able to check blogs tomorrow... theoretically. God only knows how I'll be feeling.

I'll try to post something over the next couple of days.

I'm still a little nervous about going under anesthetic. I've never been unconcious before, and I'm not thrilled with the idea of being totally out of it with a bunch of strangers around. I'm less afraid of the pain, and more worried about that. I'm scared I won't wake up, I'm scared I'll get raped in my sleep...pretty much totally unfounded fears, but that's the way the mind works I guess.

On the plus side, I get to be off work for a couple days. w00t!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

File not found


Best "File not found" pages...

Homestar Runner #1 (contains sound, requires Flash)
Homestar Runner #2 (contains sound, requires Flash)
Ibilio.org

Link to your favourites in the comments section!

Probably vanishing...


I'm getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow so I might not be around for a couple of days. I'll see what I can do. Incidentally...doing this fulfills a two or three year old promise...I made Otter go to the chiropracter a couple years ago by promising to get my wisdom teeth out. So, a little late, but better than never?

[strongbad]The Cheat...is grounded.[/strongbad]


The monitor's not really working. :( Oh well, I'm sure it will, or else I'll get a different one. It's all good. It's kind of weird though...it'll work right at the beginning when stuff is booting up, but then it won't. Myabe it's less the monitor and more the O/S...? But I'm not really a hardware girl...at least not with computers. >:)

Sunday, October 05, 2003

I guess I should do this...


This Sunday's Five brought to you by Friday Five.org. Funny, dat. That's the same guys who do it EVERY week. :)


1. What vehicle do you drive?
2002 Chevy Cavalier, red. Name of Garnet (aka "Gar the Car")

2. How long have you had it?
Since late June.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?
It's got lots of cool features that Herbie (my old blue Mazda 323) didn't have. Many cupholders, A/C, CD player, lots of room, brakes and power locks with a remote control. It doesn't have the same personality that Herbie had...jealous with occasional attempts to kill me.

Herbie was kind of cool though. He got jealous when I had men in my car and would sometimes refuse to start or refuse to unlock the door. Except with my brother. THAT was strange. Herbie also tried to kill me twice. Once by disconnecting the brakes and another time by filling the passenger compartment with smoke. That wasn't so fun. After the brake incident I bought Garnet.

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?
The A/C controls are too low and any drink containers get in the way, the defroster always defaults to A/C and the aerial is missing. :p I need to get a new one of those.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?
I'd have two. I'd have a rocking motorcycle of the "crotch rocket" persuasion. Probably a Kawasaki Ninja, and I'd have Garnet because I love my car. Awwww...

Annoyance


or...

Well, it works properly on MY computer


Yes, but I have a Mac. The Cheat is a PC, and I haven't seen my site on him yet...but I've had a few people tell me that they can't see the bottom of my page and that it cuts off at the bottom of the sidebar. *irritation* I looked at the template a bit this afternoon ([smartass tone]Because I know sooooo much HTML [/smartass tone]) over at Candyman's but couldn't figure it out. Justy thinks he knows what it is, so hopefully it will get better.

If anyone's had this problem with my site and/or knows how to fix it, please let me know.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Battlefield God


This is pretty cool. Bimkins found it for me.


You have reached the end!

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of this activity.

You took 2 direct hits and you have bitten 3 bullets. The average player of this activity to date takes 1.37 hits and bites 1.11 bullets. 117192 people have so far undertaken this activity.

Battleground Analysis



Commiserations

Unfortunately, you have not won an award! However, you have been granted an honourable discharge!

The number of direct hits that you suffered and bullets that you bit as you progressed through this activity suggest that you need to give some thought to your beliefs about God.


The direct hits occurred because some of your answers implied logical contradictions. The bitten bullets occurred because you responded in ways that required that you held views that most people would have found strange, incredible or unpalatable.

Computer


I have my computer. It's name is The Cheat. I actually got it for $140 because the guy didn't bring me a power cord and they're about $10 at LD. So now The Cheat is sitting on my living room floor waiting for me to find it (him?) a monitor.

Long live The Cheat!

Friday, October 03, 2003

Typical...


I finally find a good site of free cross stitch patterns and I have to go pick up my computer. Have to? Have to?! What the hell am I saying?!

*scrape of chair leg* *thump thump thump runrunrun* *front door slams* *car door slams* *screech...zooooooom!!!*

*incoherent mumblings*


I'm so tired...I finished work almost two hours ago (yeah, me lazy 4 hour shift...) had some soup and generally avoided sitting at the computer so that I could work on my paper. :p

Good news though...lots of it.

1) Me and another new girl were apparently being considered for a front end supervisor position in the store, but since we hadn't finished our probation period (or our first...you know...month...) we couldn't get that promotion.

2) I've been officially hired as "part time" rather than "temporary part time". That means I don't need to worry about trying to find another job in January. HURRAY!!!

3) The manager has pretty much told me that this being in charge of books 'n' stuff is a test. If I do good, I get more responsibility, more status and (please God...) more pay.

4) I got the Assignment Of Death back. I got 89% on it.

5) I pick up my computer today, after I finish this paper. Last paper due until November 7th, with a small assignment and an Assignment Of Death stuck in there somewhere.

Have I mentioned yet that my life abso-frickin'-lutely rocks? :D !!!!

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Ok, let's do the math...


Now that I've gotten a comment about the evilness of leaving people hanging...I'm not going to say anything. :) Just kidding. :) So here's the math...

I've been at the store for three weeks. Exactly.

*pauses to take off "Buffy-Entire Musical Episode" off the random music.* Ah, Queen...much better. :)

I was hired for part time, seasonal work.

*pauses for dramatic effect*

I received a promotion.

Today.

Me.

Holy $#!+!!!

Yeah, anyways, I'm freaking out...I'm so excited. I have no idea if I get a raise or not. I have no one underneath me, but I'm the "Captain of Magazines and Books" with the responsibility of looking after said books and magazines as well as pulling the old mags off the shelves, sending them back to the publisher and putting out the new ones.

I start training tomorrow...three weeks and one day after starting at the store. OMFG.

Step one towards management, bay-BEE!!!!

Whoa...


I have some really big news, but I want to wait until I tell Candyman...

Don't worry. I'm not pregnant, despite the recent future Dooce Junior and No Name Yet Junior. :)

Oh, and specs for my new computer...

Pentium III Processor 450mhz
256 mb Ram
60 Gig Hard drive
Creative Sound Card
Nvidia Video card
48X CD Rom
10/100 Network Card

No monitor...don't know about keyboard/mouse etc, but I can pick them up cheap at a used computer place...or I can beg and borrow computer parts from my computer part collecting geek friends. Anyway, I'm paying $150 for it and I'll pick it up tomorrow after I finish this evil paper.

Must...finish...evil...paper...

Actually, wait. Must...start...evil...paper...

That's more accurate.

Did I mention the paper is due tomorrow? :(

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Woo!


I'm getting a new computer! Well, new to me. I need a monitor for it though...

Monday, September 29, 2003

I'm still here.


Yay, cop-out post. :) I'm just very tired and stuff.

Meesh's wedding was yesterday (Saturday) and we all looked gorgeous. I'll post more about it later. I got no sleep the night before, and barely enough last night, so I'm going to bed.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Strange people in this world


Um, yeah. Tricking your seven year old daughter into thinking she's got cancer in order to make money? There some pretty sick people out there.

A little late.


LIBRA September 23 - October 22
Things are progressing nicely. Nobody is asking you to launch a perfume line (like Celine Dion), and your album isn’t number one (as is Mary J. Blige's.) You probably feel more like California Governor Gray Davis having his votes recalled than People's Sexiest Man Alive. But, baby step by baby step, you’re making your mark. Just try not to drool on your bib, and avoid soiling your pants. Although the past few months have left you sucking your thumb, the next weeks will bring you a bottle full of tasty opportunities.

Sheesh


This has been a bad month for celebrity deaths...Robert Palmer died today of a heart attack. Cripes.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Holy...


[strongbad]Whoa. I've got comments. Check me OUT...I'm the awesome...[/strongbad]

(Strong Bad from Homestar Runner)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

I don't usually say naughty words...


...but in this case I'm going to make an exception. To paraphrase no name yet... I'm am so done that hellish, cock sucking assignment. HOORAY!! FINISHED!! *checks the syllabus* Whaaaa? You mean I have two more of them?! And I've got one due Thursday for something else that I haven't started yet?

Fuck.

At least work rocked tonight. I love my job. Have I mentioned that lately? I love it. My job roxors.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Go away...


...there's nothing going to be interesting here for a while. I'm working on the assignment of death and it's sucking my soul. Thank God I'm working tonight...I need to be surrounded by beautiful crafty goodness.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Choppy. Sentences.


:( I miss Justy. He's in Alberta. Shooting model rockets. Lucky bastard. If I wasn't in school I could be there with him. Or if I wasn't working. But then I'd be paying rent. And I couldn't afford to go.

So I guess I wouldn't be there anyway.

*yells so Justy-man can hear her* J0 D00D!!! 3Y3'M 7H1NK1NG 4B007 J3R R0CK372! 23ND1NG G00D R0CK37 V1B32 4CR022 D4 R0CK132!!!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Grrrr...


Remember I mentioned that serious hate against Shania I've got? Well someone stuck in the new Shania CD at work tonight. Grrr... Then it all went to hell...

I was on cash most of the night and I had to void out about three transactions. The till apparently has a minor conniption whenever the wrong payment type is punched in. *grumble* I was talking to the till and the scanner after about the first half hour. Usually it takes me at LEAST an hour to start talking to inanimate objects. :p So yeah. If you read about the evil cash register...that's what's going on.

Not working until Monday! Yehaw! I get to work on homework tomorrow. Ya-hoo! Oh, wait...that sucks. ;) Meh. I need to get it done and I'm working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week, plus I have karate and Ulti.

Incidentally, my friend from next door emailed me back. Apparently she plays Ultimate as well through UBC. *boggle* Small world.

I did some work, honest...


Here is something I came across a couple of months ago...and in my amazing procrastination I decided to look it up again. I think that the scariest thing about this is that it's not the only site that has such a thing.

Pop. Popppa poppopop.

Friday Five


This Friday's (!!) Friday Five brought to you by Fridayfive.org. As usual.



Huh...I'm not sure if these are good questions or inane ones this week. :) Mostly because I'm gonna be wishy washy on most of 'em.

1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?
Don't have one. Don't even have a favourite genre of music. My CD collection tends to collect "M's" though...Madonna, Amanda Marshall, Moulin Rouge etc. I don't think I can answer this one very well.

2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?
Eminem. I don't really like rap all that much and I can't stand his attitude. Right now I have a serious hate built up against Shania Twain. For about a month everytime I got in my car I heard a Shania song. I got in my car a LOT doing tutoring and going to school and stuff. I'm just so sick of her voice. :p

3. If your favorite singer wasn't in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?
Since I don't really have a favourite singer, I can't answer that. And since I don't really know anything about any celebrities (except JLo and Ben...living in Vancouver I got innundated with celebrity crap...er, I mean gossip. Nope, I was right the first time.)

4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?
Does Charlotte Diamond or Raffi count? :) Yeah, I've been to see Ashley MacIsaac, Nickelback, Amanda Marshall, David Usher and probably a few others. I went to see a Christian rock group when I was 15...oh, and I've seen a couple of Celtic bands at ceilidhs and stuff. I still get shivers when I hear "Beautiful Goodbye" by Amanda Marshall. Otter and I went to see her in concert a few years ago and at the big amazing crescendo all the lights went up in this huge WHOOSH of white light. Awesome.

5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?
Ergh. I downloaded music for a while. I don't now. Mostly because I've got some of my intellectual property online (mostly this writing...) and while I don't harbour any illusions that it's good enough that anyone would want to steal it and pass it off as their own, it's still my work, dammit.

Now, is the RIAA right to try and stop people from downloading (spelling mistake up there. :) ) free music? I don't know. Is it like stealing cable? It's still stealing? I'll think about it some other time and maybe post something. But I probably won't.

And now that I've managed to procrastinate doing my schoolwork for another hour, it's time to eat. Then schoolwork. Probably.

Ooh, ooh! Excitement!


An old friend who used to live next door (during the eighties) to me sent me a snailmail this morning. Wow! Very cool. I emailed her back and hopefully we'll do something when we're both free. :D Happy happy. She's actually one of the people that I really regretted losing contact with, but I'm so bad with keeping track of people it's not even funny. So hopefully she'll find her way to this site (Yes, I gave her a link. I'm not that blonde.) and we'll be able to do something. :D Cool!!

Thursday, September 18, 2003

*taps the mike*


Uh, hello? Is this thing on? *gazes out over the sea of empty chairs* Whoa. People on the internet DO have a short attention span. :)

Good to see you all again. Thank you for bearing with my through my longest stretch of not-blogging in three months. May it be the longest stretch that ever happens.

Sooooo...not much happening. Spending way too much $$$ at the craft store. Started a huge cross stitch project. Watched the first episode of Alias with Candyman last night. (GREAT show...want to watch it all...I didn't admit it to him, but I'm totally hooked. :) )

Bought my parents their Christmas present today...that's truly disgusting. I only just realized how brutally idiotic that is. Time flows at a seriously different rate in that place. We've got our Hallowe'en stuff and our Christmas stuff all out at the same time, and it's not even October yet. Being surrounded by Christmas stuff all the time is making me feel like the season's approaching really stupidly fast. I have to keep remembering that the school year has only just started. Wow.

I need to go do some cross stitch. And eat. Food. It is the goodness.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Hmmm...


I am getting very stressed out. It's only the second (third?) week of classes and I'm already behind in readings. Not fair! I started during the summer!! So, I get the fun ache in the chest from the "oh wow, I really should have started that project last week" nerves. How the hell did I ever manage to take more than three courses?! I must have been crazy!

So I went to an early morning (10 am) Ultimate practice down at Jericho Beach this morning. I should do work, but I'm tired. :( So very tired. :( I think I will fall asleep reading my textbooks and forget about karate today. :p I hate doing that, but I think it will be better for my health in the long run if I don't do any more super physical stuff today. But first, I will eat because I have not done so yet today.

I'm thinking soup. I like soup. Unless my mom has something in the fridge. Mmm...leftovers... Or soup.

Friday, September 12, 2003

Friday Five


Brought to you, as always, by the fine folks at Fridayfive.org


1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?
Yup, exactly the same. I don't use my middle name except on paperwork though.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I actually really like my name. There's some weird schizophrenic Biblical stuff going on with it. :)

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
My mom wanted a name that she could say in German or in English. My middle name is kind of a family name, and it's a Saint's name (apparently...) which is sort of the Catholic tradition. I don't know. It was explained to me when I was six or so.

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
I really like Oasis... :) Go figure. Mostly everyone else I've asked hates it. :p I like Amberlyn, Brooke, April or various other "nature" names for girls or any Gaelic type names. I like Brendan (raven), Callum, Andrew or other Scottish names for guys.

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com / triggur.org / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn't it?
Huh. I've never heard of these...*pops into another window*

kabalarians.com's analysis...
The first name of Karin creates a shrewd, aggressive, business nature, intent on personal gain. The desires for independence and financial success have been strong motivating forces from early in your life. You are capable of logical and analytical thinking along practical business lines, and could excel in financial fields, law, or politics. Your judgment is seldom swayed through your feelings. You have definite executive and leadership abilities, however others may find you to be rather forceful and uncompromising. More congenial business and personal relationships would result from being more tactful and more aware of the needs of others. If you sacrifice too much for material ambition, there may result a lack of harmony and balance in your personal life.

Um, wow. Not even close...next? Oh wait...here's something for health weaknesses...

Your health could suffer through ailments centring in the head. Also, the generative organs could be affected.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ok, that I can get behind. Apparently all my weaknesses are in the head. ROFL! I like that...

Ok, the triggur.org one is just silly. :p

I'm finished. Laters.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Das craften storen.


Well, I started at the craft store today. It was fun. I put out a smeg-load ribbon, and I put away a bunch of stuff. And whoa...serious deja vu. (blogger's got a new feature, or one I never noticed...now all I need for it to be complete is for the temperature to drop 200 degrees and have a martian come crashing through my window...)

Um, yeah. So that's about it. I'm very tired...my shoes were more than slightly evil, but damn, they're cute. I will probably go down to my room and read my Psych textbook with a bunch of peanut butter Oreos and peppermint Oreos. Mmm...Oreos...

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Blogger, why have you forsaken me?


WTF? Why are my webcomics and archives at the bottom of the page? Just yesterday Blogger was tagging all of my posts "Lady" instead of "Oasis". Seriously, this is really irritating. Probably more so because I'm tired and sick and want to go home and SLEEEEEEP!!!

Hmm...what a concept. I just thought of something. I should, ya know, sleep during the night. :p (BTW, I do try to sleep a lot of the time...I just have had some insomnia lately)

I'm going in for a blood test tomorrow to see if I'm anemic. If I am, that would explain why I feel nauseated and dizzy a lot of the time. Yay! I get to eat more steak if I'm anemic. :D

Uuuggghhhh...


Oh god. I feel like ass. I feel as if I'm completely hungover without the alcohol last night. :( I've got two different cold medications battling it out in my body. One is sleepy cough syrup and the other is non-drowsy everything-but-cough medicine. So I'm going from "WOO! IHAVEAJOBLIFEISGOODC'MONGIMMESOMEOFTHATSUGARBAYBEEEEEE!" to "oh my god i want to die i feel so sick and i still have five hours of work to go *hack*". Apparently my inner monologue loses punctuation when I'm sick.

Tomorrow I start at the craft store. I'm so stoked...I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Horoscope


Brought to you, as always, by 365gay.com



Damn, I'm prolific today. Second definition...not the first one...I make the distinction due to an inside joke with Otter and I. :)

Prolific:
1. Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile.
2. Producing abundant works or results: a prolific artist.


LIBRA September 23 - October 22
If you were a superhero, your name would be The Cuddler. Venus is putting you in a lovey-dovey mood. Snuggle up to that buxom stranger sitting next to you on the train. (It's good to ask permission first.) Cozy up with your long-time sweetheart, and read each other poetry excerpts. ("A rose by any other name would be a tulip.") If Cupid has left you high and dry, drag the cat over and sit him down for some mandatory rubs. (Just keep some antiseptic on hand for the claw marks.)