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Aug. 8th, 2007


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I don't want to go to sleep. If I go to sleep now, it will be tomorrow before I know it and then I'm going to have to face my decision.

Aug. 7th, 2007



Raah. My boyfriend is a gay republican.

I just thought I'd throw that out there.

In his defense, he doesn't really vote by party but by each individual candidate. And he's really cute so he can get away with being a gay republican in my book.

Aug. 6th, 2007



I still have a LiveJournal... go figure.

I need to stop pushing people away. I also need to sleep. So I think I'm going to start with the latter and not say much in this post.

I want to ease back into writing on here, because, well, I need an outlet, but I don't want to get back to how I used to write, either. So, for now, I'm not going to fall into that trap by writing anymore.

Jul. 2nd, 2007



Tonight feels like summer for once. It's midnight and I'm up watching MTV, in my boxers, eating imitation Fruity Pebbles. To me, that's what summer is all about. Forget everything else, this is summer to me. Now all I need to do is catch some Leno, maybe a little bit of Adult Swim, and I'll be set. I've been off from school for the past two or three months and now that I'm about to start in, like, two weeks I'm finally enjoying my time off. I knew I should have worked my ass off at work during May and then slacked off in June! But no, I had to play first and work later. I kind of wish I had left the playing for later because now I'm actually ready to fully enjoy it. Now I finally got money to fully enjoy it. I knew I should not have done it this way around, but it was just easier this way. Oh well, whatever.

I miss the good ol' days when I didn't have to worry about work. Where May, June, and July were sacred months of doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I never cared that I was broke and car-less, that never mattered.

Oh well. I can't stay up too late... I have to go to the cardiologist tomorrow. That'll be fun. I'm not really looking forward to going to the hospital... again. Well, at least this time it's by appointment and not at the E.R. (stay away from Golden Coral).

'night, 'night

P.S. I need knew icons.

Jun. 13th, 2007


Missing: Off-white Magnavox Controller

There is nothing worst than losing the remote control for your DVD player. If you lose your TV remote, the worst part about it is that you'd have to get up to change the channel. If you lose your VCR remote, you won't be able to program the VCR to tape something automatically. But, if you lose your DVD remote, that's it. You can't navigate menus. You can't pick scenes. In some cases, like mine, you can't even play the feature film.

The only thing worst than losing the remote for your DVD player is losing the remote for your DVR...

Apr. 25th, 2007



Finally, it's done. You see, for all of the years that my family has owned this house, the pool in my back yard has been in horrible disrepair. It's been referred to as "the swamp" on quite a few occasions. With it's sickly green, algae infested waters, who can argue that? I've had tadpoles and frogs call my pool home. I've had all kinds of interesting wildlife perch upon this non-chlorinated, microbial forest. Finally, however, my backyard can be considered to be sanitary and has the potential to meet the standards of suburban bliss. My pool is no more.

(Never mind the time stamps on the photos.  Milton's camera had it's time reset)

My mom made a friend who works in construction. With a bulldozer, a few friends, and a couple of beers, they demolished my pool over the weekend on the cheap. Gone are those awful times of me pointlessly and persistently (some would say feebly) trying to get my pool suitable for human recreational use. Gone are those hours of labor for something that would have never happened. You see, every drop of sweat a poured into that pool, every dollar bill that was spent on it's "cleaning" and "maintenance," and all of the ridicule for our less than perfect backyard was for nothing. As our pool was never a real pool to begin with.

Most in-ground pools, even those with vinyl tiles (such as ours) have a cement base. Not ours. Hell, our pools wasn't even tiled! I thought it was. We all thought it was. Truth is... our pool was, literally, just a whole in the ground, supported by fiberglass walls on the side, a dirt floor on the bottom, and a vinyl sheet to make it look like it was more than just a whole in the ground. There was never any hope to get that thing cleaned. Because all of that dirt that was on the bottom was the bottom. We were swindled when we bought the house. Honest to God it makes me so angry the more I think about it. Aren't the real estate people supposed to do inspections on these things? Didn't we pay to get a full inspection on the house? So what's up with that! Really.

expect an edit later on in the day with photographs depicting the different stages of it's destruction

Over all, I'm just relieved that it's gone. I can't believe I wasted all of that effort on it. I'm so angry that we wasted all of that money on it. I'm just relieved that it's gone.


Mar. 20th, 2007


Koi wo shite subete sasage / Negau koto wa: kore ga saigo no heartbreak

Stop pissing and moaning.  Stop making yourself the victim.  Stop complaining.  Stop bitching.  Stop whining.  Stop procrastinating.  Stop lettting people down.  Stop thinking about it... and just fucking do it.  That's the only way it's going to get done and over with!

Mar. 9th, 2007


Winter Fridays

All of this week, I've been feeling really down on Fridays.  It is indirectly related to the fact that I hate both of the classes that I take on Friday and I'm failing both of them.  I hate my classes on Fridays, so I get in a bad mood.  I get in a bad mood and I have very depressing thoughts.  So I tend to hate Fridays now.  I really do.  I can't wait for this quarter to be over.  We're in week nine and there are eleven weeks in each quarter, so there are only two more weeks to go.  After that... it's vacation time.  My measely little, two-week vacation.  But you know what?  Because I'm finally switching school, my vacation might actually stretch for up to three months (as I discussed in the post before the previous).  Although, it is very possible that I'm just going to take a two week vacation than pop back into IADT for one more quarter.  One more quarter, I keep on saying that.  I'd rather not do that.  I'd rather make this one my last at this school.
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Mar. 8th, 2007


A long time ago... we used to be friends*

My current obsession lately is the TV Series, "Veronica Mars." When UPN (United Paramount Networks) and WB (Warner Brothers) merged to form The CW Television Network (which I found out stands for the partnership between CBS and Warner Brothers--CBS owned UPN) UPN's "Veronica Mars" became the show that immediately followed WB's "Gilmore Girls." The show has often been described as being like "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" without all of the paranormal crap and the super powers. It's not a bad description of it either, but it doesn't do the show justice either. However, I'm not going to go into a synopsis of the show's premise. I am addicted to this show, though. I love the title character's tongue-in-cheek, quick wit and the plot and subplots are very interesting as well. I'm actually considering buying seasons one and two on DVD, since I've never seen them. Making it the first show I buy on DVD. I would buy "Gilmore Girls" but (a) I've already seen the previous seasons and (b) I believe there are seven seasons! That's too many box sets to buy at $50 each! "Veronica Mars" is only on it's third season and I haven't seen any of the previous seasons, and I've missed a lot of episodes of the currently running third season, so it's a perfect candidate for purchasing. Yes I could download the seasons, but it's so much easier to just buy them, and I wouldn't feel guilty about stealing. Plus, I'd be supporting a great show.

On a completely unrelated note, 2006 and 2007 also seem to be the years where my past is catching up to me. I've run into a lot of people that I haven't seen since High School or even before then. I've visited family that I haven't seen in decades. I've run into former co-workers who I haven't seen in years either. Also, certain decisions are starting to catch up to me as well. But I don't want to go into that right now.

Alright, I have to start getting ready for class now.

*first lyric in the theme song for Veronica Mars
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I'm finally writing...

It's been in the back of my head for months now, but I never can find the motivation to do it. Not only that but, even when I did have the motivation to do it, I didn't know what to say. But here I am, I'm finally doing it. I'm finally writing in my journal. A lot has happened since my last post at the beginning of this year. Yeah, I know. That post turned into yet another I'm-going-to-post-more-but-not-really posts. What can I do, though? I want to write more, I really do, but between work, school, school projects, homework, spending time with John, spending time with my family, and my feeble attempts at keeping in touch with friends I don't have the time and energy to post anything anymore. I've noticed this with a lot of people. A lot of former post whores have been worn down to just a few sentences a week. That's life, I guess. We're all to busy and too tired to update anymore.

However, I'm writing today. There's a lot to write about, which is a double edged sword. It means this post is either going to be ridiculously long (which means no one will read it), I'm going to leave something out, or I'm going to split it between several posts that would come through the week. Of course, I always promise to do the latter but I never actually pull it off... I either don't write them, or I go off on another tangent and leave everything else out. There is a lot to say, though not all of it is important. I finally decided on where I'm going to be going to school (DeVry) and I already started the transfer process. I have a new obsession (Veronica Mars), and some long running obsessions that are worth mentioning as well. My new job gives me a lot to write about (I have finally been trained to take photos in the field), though it has not't inspired the crazy dreams that Sharks/Nautilus did (I still miss that place).

I don't remember exactly what I have written over the status of my studies, so I'm just going to quickly recap. Okay, it's not such a quick recap, but basically I chose DeVry because it ends up being cheaper than Full Sail and it's fully accredited unlike IADT and Full Sail.Collapse )

Transferring isn't easy though. This whole processes reminded me what a pain in the ass it is to start at a new a school. It's a bitch. It really is. All of that crap that I had to go through when starting at IADT, I have to do again, with the added bonus of transferring my financial aid as well. I wanted to start in Spring, but I may have to wait until the summer term because my school used all of the financial aid available to me from the 2006-2007 FAFSA. So I have to wait until the 2007-2008 FAFSA takes effect at DeVry, which will be for the summer term. That leaves me with three options. (1) get a private loan of $7,500 that I will have to pay monthly while going to school--I'll have to be approved for that though. (2) Start another term at IADT while I wait for the summer term to start at DeVry. (3) Take a term off from school while I wait for the summer term to start at DeVry. Personally, I like number three the best. It's been a while since I've had a real vacation. I'd get approximately three months off. My first summer vacation since 2004. Except this will be in the spring and everyone else I know will still be in school. But you know, it's something.

What would I do with those three months off? Well, I'd start working more than three days a week, for a start. I'll start saving up my money and get my bank account all big and fat. That would be nice ^_^. With three months off... I could go visit John, wherever he's going to be at. He may be in Texas if Midway Games hires him. So, I might make my first trip outside of Florida! I can also take a trip to Puerto Rico again, hopefully, this time, I'll get to do a lot more. I could possibly see my friends on a regular basis too! Milton, Toby, I'm talking about you two. And maybe I can pay Johnny a visit in North Carolina. Remember, I fly for free because my dad (and now my brother too) works at Delta. So I can definitely take advantage of that.

There is one problem with that, however. During those three months off, I'm going to be using three months of my grace period. So when I graduate, instead of being able to wait six months for my loans to kick in, they're going to kick in in three months, because I had already used those three months during this break. So I have less time to find a job. Of course, I can always explain my situation when it arises and ask for a deferment or a forbearance, but it's a bit risky.

And that's where I'm at now. That's everything that's going on with school up to this date. I'm going to leave my post at that.
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