Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Tumblr seems to be more suitable for me at this moment. Moving there.

(I'm so creative with my usernames at all these sites, I really amaze myself.)

Monday, March 14, 2011

The library smells like baby powder

I've been kind of stressed lately. Kind of a combination of things but nothing major. Want to hear me whine about a few of these things? Keep reading.

I should have bet some money on who I thought would be getting the full time positions at work. Even though my manager asked me to put in a resume for it, the whole time during the interview she kept saying things about how "if you don't get the position, your resume will be on file for next time!". So it was pretty obvious. I don't know if I should have gone through the trouble of rushing to the only library open that day and printing out the resume and then rushing over to the store to get some white-out to fix a "the" I typed as "then". I guess I'm just a bit annoyed with things at the moment. While part of me is thinking, "Well, at least I don't have to worry about how difficult the switch to full-time would have been" the other part knows I could have really used the money.

I have also been having some personal little health-related issues. Nothing huge or anything but still annoying and kind of getting me down. There are some things I rather not share with the internet... or with anyone, really.

Ziggy's not well, again. She always seems to have something wrong with her. I know it's to the point where vets won't be able to do much. The only vet that would take her costs $100 just to go in, anyways. I hate to say, "Oh I won't because it costs too much" because I do care about my birds but Ziggy has been through these things a lot and she's a tough bird. If I took her to the vet every time she had something wrong with her, we wouldn't be able to pay rent probably. I wish there was a vet that took birds that was as affordable as the one I take Penny to. For normal visits, even if they give her medicine or a shot, we get out of there under $30. Peter's doing a good job taking care of her, as always. I captured some of the cuteness on video and I'm currently in the process of uploading it.

As I said these things are really no big deal but when you combine them with the other little things I have going on, I kind of have a hard time handling it. I still have an awesome husband and doggy being loving to me this whole time. :)

BLECK I'm starving. I only had 3/4 of a piece of toast this morning (which I forgot to finish after I dropped an almost completely full cup of coffee all over the carpet) and it's now 2:30. This video better upload a little faster so I can get home and unstarvify myself. I'm going crazy.

[Edit: Upload froze at 64% so I gave up on it. Will try again tomorrow.]

[Edit Next Day: It took like a minute to upload it this time so here it is!]

Friday, March 11, 2011

The earthquakes in Japan and all these tsunami warnings are really making me feel horrible right now. My heart goes out to everyone in the middle of all of this. :(

So to update about the full time thing, I put in my resume and interviewed with my manager earlier this week. We are supposed to find out who gets the job today, I think. I have this huge feeling I won't be getting it. In fact, I think I know exactly who WILL be. Meh.

We finally sold our old desktop computer so we now have our dining table back. It feels really good to sell things on Craigslist, I must say.

My friend Jen will be moving back here soon. Maybe REALLY soon, but I don't know yet. This is pretty exciting for me. :)

Nothing interesting to say today so I'll just leave it at that.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where do you find the time??

This picture has nothing to do with this post other than that I'm in the library typing this and this is my awkward "I'm in the library taking a photobooth picture and then putting it on my blog" face.

I currently only work part time. VERY part time. My normal hours per week are 15-20. Even with that, I still find it hard to get everything done in a day or week that I need or want to get done. I try to do most of the work around the house since Isaac works full time. I guess we've taken on traditional gender roles around the house in many ways.
A full time position has just opened up at my job and I am seriously considering it but then I think, "Wait, now I'll never get anything done..."
I know I worked pretty much full time hours in 2008 for a few months and I got used to it, but at that time I lived at home so I didn't have to worry about much. I would come home to a home cooked meal. Spoiled.
I guess I'm just asking for advice. If I do get this full time position, what are your tips for getting used to the switch? How does ANYONE find time to do things they have to do outside of work and still have time for the fun things that keep us sane?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sick as a dog

I have spent the last few days at home on the couch. Exciting, right? I'm sicker than I have been in a LONG time. Painful coughing and sneezing, sore body, absolutely NO energy or strength, not able to sleep at night (or during the day for more than a few minutes). It has been horrible. I started feeling symptoms Saturday, then I called in sick on Sunday. Monday and Tuesday I had off from work but they were wasted on that flippin' couch. I could have sworn I would be better by today (Wednesday) but even sitting in my car in the parking lot of the library is almost too much for me to handle. This sucks.

On the brighter side of things, at least I can only hear out of one ear right now so all the kids screaming outside aren't really bothering me too much. :-s

This is starting to make me feel crazy.

At least I have lovely Penny to cuddle with all day.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feb, You Airy?

The house we live in is behind another, only slightly bigger, house. There was a family living in front of us that consisted of about 4 adults and 4 kids, I was never quite sure exactly how many. They had 5 cars (not sure why, there were only 4 people old enough to drive) and only one or two would be gone at a time. There are plenty of places for them to park these cars - the road in front of them, a car port, AND a garage - but they still liked to park IN THE DRIVEWAY which is only wide enough for one car. It was very clear in the rental agreement that parking there was a no-no. They were even reminded a few times and still insisted on doing it making it a hassle any time we had to go somewhere because we had to get them to move (which they always seemed annoyed by). So not only was the whole parking situation annoying, but they had so much junk we had to look at. They let trash sit out in front of their house and never even bother to pick it up. They even liked having parties with a LIVE band playing mexican music until 2 AM. This means we could hear that bloody tuba fartin' through our walls while we tried to sleep before work. It's quite clear I couldn't stand these neighbors, and I haven't even gone into our shared recycling bin and how they always filled it with everything BUT recyclables.
Well good news, they moved out! Even the way they moved out was annoying, though. They took everything they wanted and left bags of junk behind for the landlords to clean up. They are out there right now doing just that. I guess they don't care to get their cleaning deposit back.
Anyways, this little rant was brought to you by PMS and built up frustration with our now ex-neighbors. Let's hope the next ones are better!

In Mad Men news (can you tell I don't have much going on?), we just finished season two. This season started out kind of slow feeling and I thought they lost their charm but they picked it back up and proved me wrong. It's a shame I only have one more season to look forward to. If you haven't seen Mad Men yet, I suggest watching it.

Isaac is now at training for a new job. The job he had before was just a seasonal thing at the call center of Harry & David. Expensive fruit and shit. We don't quite get the appeal. Anyway, since it was seasonal he was only there until mid January but luckily he was able to pick something else up quickly. Training is a month long (!) and pay is pretty good but I don't want to see him get stuck in this place too long because it's just not right for him. I know he can (and will) do well with it in the meantime but I rather see him doing something he loves. He is still trying to get a job at this other place more suited for him and it seems like it may happen, since he's talked to plenty of people there, but let's just wait and cross our fingers! At least he got into this other job training to keep us stable in the meantime.

I better go take Penny on a walk, she's giving me the whites of her eyes right now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mmmmac and cheese.

Well, I'm now updating from our brand new Macbook Pro. I know some peoples thoughts are probably along the lines of, "But wait, I thought you guys didn't have much money, how can you afford a computer by one of the most - if not THE most - expensive computer brands?"

This is not some random spur of the moment way to get rid of money we don't really have. Isaac and I have had way too many issues with the PCs we've had and we've been just a little sick of it. I used Macs in the community college I went to and fell in love with the simplicity of it and how user friendly they are. That combined with the fact that from all our research and experience with Macs, they are more suited to what we want out of a computer. I used Macs in the community college I went to and fell in love with the simplicity of them and how user friendly they are. This is something we have been wanting to invest in for a long time now and we finally got the perfect opportunity. Isaac finally received his check from Mr. Taxman in Britain and with the exchange rate and everything, it was perfect.

I'm sure there are many people that would find it more appropriate to invest the money in something else but everyone has different priorities in life. We are a modern couple - a good computer is important to us. This computer means Isaac can finally record and edit his music (none of the good programs worked well with our other computers) and it also means we have an easier laptop to take to libraries and Staples parking lots to use internet. Our old one is from 2005 and it wasn't doing so well.

I'm not sure why I feel the need to explain how we could afford this. Maybe because in the past I've had many people online judge the way I spend my money. I don't know why I let this bother me, but it does. I let a lot of things bother me that shouldn't.

Well, I'll stop talking about the computer and move on.

I came to the realization earlier this month that I no longer have an interest in painting. It used to be something I loved doing but I guess it was just a phase. It's a shame that phase came with purchases that weren't so cheap like oil paints, acrylics, canvases, an easel, etc. They weren't all at my expense, I'll admit, but I do hate wasting money on something that I don't continue on with. I'm trying to make up for it so I sold all of the paints and stuff on Craigslist recently and I'm TRYING to sell the easel. I used a couple of the canvases that I started paintings on and never finished by covering them with fabrics and I'm now using those as art themselves. This was kind of a big deal to me because I used to think that I would be into painting until I was old and grey. It took a while to admit to even myself that I no longer had interest in it. It's a strange thing how sometimes we will even lie to ourselves sometimes. I don't like that, I've done it too many times in the past.

I'm currently watching Mad Men, just now finishing up the last episode of season one. I never bothered to watch it on TV and never really knew what it was about but I rented the first disc at Blockbuster about a week and a half ago and now I'm a little addicted. One thing that bothers me about the DVDs is that all the special features kind of give away how the season will end. And those are special features on the first discs, not just the last one! We also like to watch commentaries and the people doing those often give away hints of what's going to happen in future episodes. They need to keep their mouths shut! :)