Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009

Where the heck did 2009 go? I could have sworn I was JUST looking forward to my last semester of grad school; looking forward to starting my first professional job as a librarian; to making my life better.
Where the hell did my year go???

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I am pretty superstitious, I know I don't really get it either, but I firmly believe whoever you start the new year with is who you finish it with. That means whoever you are spending New Years Eve with. Last year I spent it single, and the many, many years before it.
Part of me is ok with being single, really I SWEAR! Then the other part of me says, what about sex?
Now I bring up the sex issue only because of a recent date. I am a very open person. I am comfortable in my sexuality, and I know I like sex. Do you see anything wrong with that? Yeah I don't either.
However when a man who is not comfortable in his sexuality comes across a women who is, and freely talks about sex, that means she will automatically sleep with him. GRRR!!! Ok that may have to be another blog post. I am determined to go to bed before midnight.

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Happy New Year. I hope 2010 is better than the rest, but I will plan for the worst.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Random Questions at Target #1

Me: Would you like a big bag for all the wrapping paper?
Guest: Do you have a big bag?
-Seriously people! Why would I ask if I didn't have a bag? You really think I would offer and just say SIKE! Just Kidding!!!!???

Guest: Can you double wrap that in the big red bags you have?
Me: We are all out of the big red bags.
Guest: The whole store?
Me: *Thinking, no of course not! For you let me pull them out of my butt!* We have been selling out faster than we can order them.

Guest: Do you have any envelopes for the gift cards? I don't see any on the lanes.
Me: We are all sold out. Happens every year. Because everyone wants to or three for every gift card they buy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The definistion of GINA

GINA, signed into law in May 2008, prohibits discrimination by health insurers and employers based on people's genetic information.

Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I have been a bad blogger

I have been a bad blogger, and I am truly sorry. But really, honestly I have not had ANYTHING to write about lately.
However I am deeply disappointed in this. Stupid NY State Senate.
When will they learn that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." That is the Constitution. Our fore fathers did agree to that.
Maybe I am being to political, and I know that a good portion of my friends that will read this are conservative, but so what? I am not and this is FREE country. At least the last time I checked.


EDIT:
“Certainly this is an emotional issue and an important issue for many New Yorkers,” said Senator Tom Libous, the deputy Republican leader. “I just don’t think the majority care too much about it at this time because they’re out of work, they want to see the state reduce spending, and they are having a hard time making ends meet. And I don’t mean to sound callous, but that’s true.”
I SO cannot believe this is in the article!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

What is your weakness?

Mr. Condescending challenged the other day for us to write a post about what our weakness is. I have several in a man.
-Scent is huge, if you do not smell good, you will get nowhere with me.
-You have to be taller than me. You do not have to be the jolly green giant, but I do like my men tall.
-You have to have nice arms and a nice butt. The arms I don't HAVE to have, but its nice. As for the but, you have to have something for me to look at. :)
-You have to have a great smile. Now I am not talking about perfectly white teeth or everything straight, but I don't want to cringe every time you smile at me.
Those are just the physical features. If I actually make conversation with you, then damn don't make me kiss you just to shut you up. I hope to goodness you have a brain inside that head.
What is your weakness?

I keep hoping I will forget

Yesterday it was eight years. Eight years since my first date with my fiancée. When will I forget this anniversary? We broke up three and a half years ago. I keep hoping and praying that one day on November 15th I wont actually feel the need to get drunk, or want to drink at all.

I really do not know why I even sometimes feel like a drink. It is not as though Peter and I had the best of relationships. But when it was good, it was really good. When it was bad, I really do not even like to think of when it was bad. But at the end of the day, I really loved him, and he really loved me.

Peter was a man who did not really stick up for himself to me, he let me walk all over him, but he was a man who stuck by my side when my parents split up. He stuck by my side when I moved from place to place. He stuck by my side when I quit my job. He stuck by my side when I changed majors.

But as in all relationships, especially the ones that happen when you are between the ages of 18-22, I changed. He changed. We grew up. I realized I wanted to see more of the world. I wanted to get out of LA. I wanted to become a librarian. He wanted to stay here, near his parents. So for this reason and a couple others, we broke up.

Ending a relationship of 4 1/2 years is tough. Harder when you have credit cards, car payments, cell phones and checking accounts all intertwined with one another. (Hey, we were going to get married, it seemed natural to have all that stuff together.) As it turns out, canceling a wedding is MUCH harder than actually planning a wedding.

In the end, we both loved each other very much, but not in the way we needed to in order to get married. Peter was however ready for marriage. He proved that when less than 1 1/2 years later he married another girl. Some days I am happy for him, others not. I think, how can he have a successful relationship when I cant even manage to date someone for more than 8 weeks. Is it me? Well I guess I am high maintenance. But then I guess I just need someone who likes to maintain me. HA HA.

At the end of the day, my life is not where I thought it was going to be at 26. But its not terrible either. I have friends who love and respect me, I have a job (which in this economy is GREAT, I have extra money in my account at the end of the month and the bills are paid, and I have a great mom who would do anything for me. Life isn't so bad at 26.
Now if only I could get the relationship part to work..... LOL

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today's meaning.

I do not agree with the war in Iraq, however I support everyone that is over there fighting for our country.
Thank you top all of our troops, both past and present that have fought to make our country what it is today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween

Every year most of my friends go to great lengths to make themselves different for the sake of Halloween. They all go to elaborate parties, get nice costumes and do the makeup and hair thing. Me, I don't do any of that. Now I have to wonder if my friends all do that because they like the idea of changing who they are for one day, or is it because of something else.
Halloween is after all a time honored tradition here in America; a time where little kids dress up as something else and go door to door begging for candy. Now some might call me a cynic(sp), and maybe I am. Who cares. Maybe I wont understand the whole Halloween thing until I have kids myself that will need to be carried door to door begging for candy. I am not sure where my train of thought was going on this one so I think I will just let it die now.
Toodles!

My last post

My last post was my 100th post. Am I supposed to feel something at that point? Just wondering....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whats my conflict?

I am writing the final paper to my conflict class. What is my conflict? The damn employment system in California right now....However I cannot write that. Someone, anyone seriously please kill me if I ever mention getting another damn degree after this. Or at the very least remind how much I hated doing this degree.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My mother

I tell my mother today, "Mom you are da sh*t." She responds, "Is that good or bad?"
Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back to work

-Yay! I am officially back to work. It is only Target and it is only 30 hours a week but I am back to work. This makes me so happy you cannot even begin to fathom.

-I have been on 2 really good hikes.

-I have been hanging out a ton with my girl Carrie.

-I have managed to piss off my mom because of what I want as a tattoo. Jane Eyre, the book...

-I have managed to actually do well in a class for the first time in a while.

I don't think I have anything else to be proud of. Darnit! I was thinking I had this whole list of stuff and I am just not that cool.
I do however have house guests from Germany, two men. A father and son who are friends of my step-dads. The son is going with my girlfriend and I when we go bowling. He is also going to a club with us. He is a really nice guy.

I am still wishing I was back in a library. I miss is more than I ever thought possible.

I think that is all for now. Toodles!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Need to work

So I guess you could say I have been on vacation since September 20th. I haven't worked. Now I was working close to 60-70 hours a week before I moved back to California. While this was killing me, it kept me from being bored.
So when I found out my transfer did not go through, I was not totally sad as I believed I needed a vacation.
Ok well vacation needs to end now as I am bored out of my freaking mind. Seriously! I never really read while in library school, simply because I was busy, but now I have read about 20 books in the last two weeks, have cable TV and I am bored out of my mind.
Don't get me wrong, I love that I can hang out with everyone and anyone whenever I want, but seriously I did that when I was employed as well. Someone please give me a job, even if its only for 10 hours a week. Its really not a money issue, its an issue that I am going to loose my freaking sanity.
Today I get to call around to different Targets to see if I can get transferred to ONE of them. I really don't care which one at this point. I just need to WORK!!!!!!
I think that is all. I am going to go back to the mundanes of doing my homework now.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting scurred

Ok so hopefully you can tell what the second word in my title is. I have been sitting on this blog post for about 5 days now so I am really hoping to write it out really well.
On Saturday I went to Knotts Scary Farm with a couple of my girlfriends. I will say it had 13 mazes. It also had all of the normal rides open, with the exception of Snoopy Land, I think that is what the little kid section of Knotts is called.
Now I haven't been to this park, not really, since I was 8. So it has been 18 years since I have visited. Let me tell you, I am really ok with going another 18 years without ever going.
The only two rides I went on were Supreme Scream and Montezuma's Revenge. I HATE heights, with a very strong passion. However because I love my friend, we went on Supreme Scream. This is a ride where you are strapped into a seat, that reminded me very strongly of my 2 year old nephew's car seat and are shot up 6, yes SIX(!), stories, dangled there for a second and then shot down about 4, then go up and down for a little bit.
Holy crap, I really had my eyes closed for a majority of it. We got all the way to the top, and thank god my friend let me hold her hand, I opened my eyes for a second saw how far off the ground we were, let out a huge scream, and squeezed really hard on her hand and re-closed my eyes. Yeah I will never do that again.

However, there were still all the mazes to go thru. Now we did go through all of them. The only ones that REALLY scared the crap out of me were the Slaughterhouse and The Corn Huskers. Man I don't know what it is about corn but it is not cool!!!!! Slaughterhouse is exactly like what you would think it is. Lots of entrails and blood and people trying to kill you. It was completely nasty.

I also really think that at the beginning of the night you are more likely to be scared, especially if you have never been there before. You are more liekly to jump when people pop out from behind corners and the like. However by the end of the night I was so tired and ready to leave that I could see people and was pointing them out for the others. I'm also pretty sure the actors were pretty tired by 1am as well.
So I guess moral of the story is, get drunk before you go, it will really scare you. But also it is good to go at least once in your life.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My mother....

Just sent me an email telling me that I should keep wasp spray in my car instead of pepper spray cause its meaner. Why did I move home?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm back

Oh how I have missed blogging. However reading other blogs made me realize I really need to change my writing style. It is actually quite intimidating to read what others write and realize I am not as funny as them, nor do I write as well as them.

Ho hum. Working a ton this week, then on the 20th I get a vacation!!!!!!!!! So excited for a vacation, it has been almost a year since my last one. I promise to post the pictures...

Not else to say ATM. Toodles!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I kinda needed a break

I have not written on here in oh so long of a time, mostly because I just needed a break and to actually talk to my friends and not waste time on the internet. So I did just that.
I have been sailing on Lake Ontario; went to the 'Great NYS Fair"; worked 70 hours for 3 weeks straight-so not fun; and I went to NYC.
NYC was awesome! Meet a friend from high school there. I got see Times Square, the subway, Battery Park, Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more. Really was a great trip and I cannot wait to go back.
A while back I did say I was making some decisions in my life. And the time off that I have had, I did finally make those decisions. I will post on them later, but for now, know that I am finally at peace with the everything-at least I think I am.
I am now headed out to enjoy the last bit of sunshine left in NYS before the winter sets in.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Title Unknown

I didnt know whether to title this post 'I'm only slightly pissed" or "It's so complicated." Since I can't give a post two titles I gave it two titles.

The first "I'm only slightly pissed" goes as follows:
1. So I went to the major warehouse the other day and I get all the way through the checkout line to hear that my membership expired on the 4th of July. Well that, was you know, like 6 weeks ago! Why have I never seen a renewal notice. Since then I was thinking maybe it was on my Discover bill, but who knows really. So I had figured that I had about fifty to sixty dollars worth of items in the cart but then he tells me it is going to be another forty bucks for the membership!!! Well I have to check out, and I really need the stuff I was buying so I said go ahead and add it.

2. As I was leaving I stopped back at Kate's to pick up this skirt and decided to take the thruway to Oneida. Well I thought I will take 690 to 481 to the thruway. Well the city of Syracuse, also known as sewercuse, had other plans for me. The ramp to the Teall Ave exit was closed so it said to follow the detour. EXCEPT the detour was to the Midler Ave exit which was CLOSED as well. Well that made me incredibly pissed off. What is up with that? I can understand one entrance being closed, however DO NOT detour me to another entrance that is also closed!!!!! That my friends is NOT cool.
Thus ends my rant at I am only slightly pissed.

"it's so complicated" goes as follows:
At teh end of July I moved out of the place I had been living for two years. It was a very nice/peaceful place. So I moved all my stuff into a storage container in Syracuse while we looked for a place together. Did I forget to mention I moved into a one bedroom apartment with 3 other people? Yeah I am THAT crazy. So we finally find a place to live. I will be living in Oneida, which sucks but I will get over it. Now I just need to find someone with a truck to help me move all my stuff from Syracuse to Oneida.
Oh the complicated part, for the better part of two weeks I am housesitting for my old place. Yeah I swear my life isn't complicated.
*Sigh*

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I have moved…

So my previous post I did say that I have moved to Oneida, however now it seems that I will be moving again within Oneida. Apparently the apartment next door has been vacated and the landlord asked us if we would like to move into it. We are getting the final details today on the how much, when we can move and all the gory details. It should be ok.

The apartment is 2 bedrooms, one bath, fairly large living room and a decent sized kitchen. It is not bad, it is not great. However considering I have never lived in an apartment before it could be a lot worse. I am coming to terms with everything that is in the apartment. The place does need to be cleaned, and the carpet needs to come off the stairs…Oh yeah I should mention that…I am moving to a second story apartment. It is really easier this way. I do like to keep my windows open and it should be easier to heat in the wintertime. Ok must go and do more homework. I promise to post pictures later.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I moved

Its official. I have moved to a little city known as Oneida. It's small and quaint. And yes I will probably go nuts as I have to travel pretty far to get to work, but its only for a month and not that bad.
Oye. Ok I will blog more later as my head hurts and I still have another 10 hours of work ahead...What fun!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Moving Day

I am moving tomorrow. Well I am moving my big stuff to a storage container tomorrow because that is when a friend has a truck that I can use. Computer guy is going to help me move boxes on Friday, although I can probably get my guy friend to get the heavy stuff out of the attic? Who knows...I will blog more later.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Current Pet Peeves

Current Pet Peeves:
1.My blog. It changed and now I cannot for the life of me think what happened to it.
2. People who go through the express line at Target and count out 95 cents in change.
2. People who go through the express line at Target and want to write a check...AND do not have a pen.
3. People who go places and want to write a check and don't bring a pen.
4. People who drive really slowly in all the lanes so no one can pass.
5. Our current economy.
6. My pessimistic attitude sometimes.
7. my non-existent career.
That is all.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

So I am have been soo busy...

Life is still crazy. Hopefully it will slow down. Hopefully I will find more time to work out since I am still carrying around 15 extra pounds. Stupid pounds, I can get rid of them and I am starting to have trouble finding anything in my closet to actually wear. Bah.
I am going through some life changes right now, trying to figure out what is going to happen. Just please continue to keep me in your thoughts as I try and figure out what all is happening in this day and age.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The one with the mouse

I don't know if I have ever mentioned it on this blog before, but there is a mouse in my house. Or I should say there WAS a mouse in my house.
For the past year my roommates and I were trying to figure out how to humanely and safely get rid of this mouse. Well yesterday I got rid of it.
Now this mouse has a tendency to come and leave little mouse dropping everywhere and in general create messes in the sink if we don't do the dishes before bed. This is also the same mouse that scared the crap out of me two weeks ago. The little bugger was hiding in a cabinet and popped out at me when I opened the door.
Now I may act all tough and non-girly most of the time, but drop an insect or bug or rodent near me and I scream like the dickens.
On Saturday night, I will admit I had put off doing the dishes for a while, the mouse did his nightly wanderings and somehow made it into one of our very tall glasses in the sink. Now I could hear him scrambling around, but I just thought he was in the sink. Until I called my girlfriend up and told her to stay on the phone while I checked-yes she is 3,000 miles away but its the point of the matter!!!!!!!
Sure enough this is when I discovered the mouse was not only in my glass, but also trapped in there!!! GROSSS!!! So what does a girl do? She flips out of course. I called Quinn, but that didnt help, so then I started texting ALL of my male friends to come and get this mouse. Oh did I mention it was 1am in NY at the time? Yeah none of my male friends were awake. So I did what any normal girl does and left it in there and figured I would make Quinn take care of it in the morning.
So I grabbed the dog and went to bed. I woke up the next morning to find it DEAD in the glass. NOT COOL! So I tried to take care of the situation by myself. HA HA Yeah I knew that wasnt going to work.
So I did what I always do when I am in trouble. I texted Zack. God love him, he is one of the greatest men alive. Yes I am dating Quinn but that man does not get up before 1pm on the weekend and I wanted that damn mouse out of my house ASAP.
So I literally sent Zack a text that asked him if he does mouse problems. I love his back "do you mean computer ones or Tom and Jerry?" Of course I mean Tom and Jerry but I didnt know if he was a squimish guy. Thank god he is NOT squimish.
So he came over got the guts (oh did I fail to mention that somehow the mouse drowned in the glass, where the water came who knows, and somehow the guts of the mouse were outside of its body?) of the mouse out of the sink, took the mouse out of my house and then proceeded to wash the dishes and anything else the mouse might have come into contact with. What a great guy!!!!!!!!
Yep, so I promised to feed him because of all this. So we are going to this little Mexican restaurant in East Syracuse that I have wanted to try for a while.



Moral of the story: I hate mice!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Killing time

Well I have 40 minutes that I planned in my day to be helping a student write a paper, but his car had some damage done to it so now he is not at school today. Because I have all this free time I guess I could update my blog.
Honestly still not much happening. Still plugging away at getting the second master's, wont be done with that for another year. Still going to work almost everyday, still trying to find a place to live, still dating Quinn. Summer is busy as hell with social obligations with friends but still really fun.
I guess that is the only thing to say. Just busy as all ends. I just keeping hoping for that far off day in the future where I only have one job and no school...That day will come I am sure!

Information Specialist

So I came into work today and my boss automatically asked me to start searching through these various articles for him on a specific topic. I don't mind doing this at all, quite used to it in fact but it just came to me. Am I the information bitch?
When you talk about becoming someone's bitch it is because you are doing everything for them what they want, and when they tell you to. So I wonder, did I become his information bitch?
Ok maybe not but I also felt really bad for not posting ANYTHING in a week. I really felt like I should post SOMETHING. I think that is all on my mind.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!

I sit here packing up my stuff to move, where to I am not sure yet, and I cannot believe I have all this stuff. I feel like I have crap coming out of my ears, and yet I know I still have MORE at my moms in California.
Every piece of item I know pretty much everything about it, where I got, when I last used it, stuff like that. However there is some stuff that I am finding that I am just thinking, really? Or My mom sent me this? Oh crap.

Someone needs to come de-clutter my life, except that is never going happen. I am like the majority of stuff I have. I am giving some stuff to give away, but I am pretty sure that I should get rid of a lot more.
I think that is all for now.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Waterlogged

I blame the rain for my inability to post ANYTHING for the last five, yes 5(!) days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel like I hit monsoon season in the Tropics or something...I promise to actually post something worth while soon...
It has been raining almost non-stop for 5 days. Guess what is in the forecast for the next 5 days, go ahead try to guess. I will give you three guesses. If you guessed rain, then you are right!
What do you win? You win the right to say you are the weather person for the next couple of days.
Ok off to try and gain some sanity...
(HAHAHAHAHA yeah right, me sanity)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cracker Concert

So last night started the free concert's at Syracuse's Inner Harbor. Last night they had local bands on and then Cracker came on.
Now I didn't really know who Cracker was, but Quinn opened for them the first time he was in college and in general, really loves the band.
So here are the pictures from last night. Have fun, and i promise a real update later!
Order of the pix: Me, the concert and then Quinn!





Saturday, June 20, 2009

Computers and being a librarian

I am a mortuary science librarian, well I guess that is the best way to describe what I do. I am the library director at a mortuary school in the city I live in.
Today I have felt a great deal of pride both the for the profession of mortuary science and for the library world.
Today I read an article in The Director, which is a serial published by the National Funeral Director's Association, NFDA, titled "Grief Relief: A professional librarian outlines how public libraries can help those dealing with the pain of loss, reminding people that 'a book can be a precious balm.'"

Today while blow drying my hair I have decided, after spending a lot of weeks messing around with a students' mac, that I would like to buy a Mac book when I finally have a full time job.
Mac's are not as bad as I thought they were, nor are they nearly as hard to use as I originally thought either. I will continue to use a PC and will most likely upgrade my PC laptop in another couple of years as well. I do also have a desktop PC that I do plan on using until it completely kicks the bucket. But since my desktop actually starts up faster and in general is slightly easier to use in some aspects than my laptop I have a feeling I will have my desktop much longer than my laptop.
I really know I will piss off a lot of people if I get a mac, but at the end of the day I am tired of not knowing what do in all situations.

And for one last final note, I am thinking about a lot of different options for next year for work and life changing decisions. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I decide what to do.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not for the faint of heart

So this post is not for the faint of heart, but just a few things I would love to get off my chest.
My roommate's dog is a chihuahua, miniature French bulldog mix. He is very tiny. His ideal weight should be 4-5 pounds, so at 6 pounds he is a hefty little boy, but a darn stinking cute one at that!
Anyways, I never knew such a little creature could poop so much! Twice this morning and twice this afternoon on a walk. We have more walking to do but jeez! How can so much stuff come out of one little animal?

And another rant. Today Quinn came over for lunch. I went to put the dog food back into the cupboard and I saw a mouse!!!!!!!!! I freaked! Its not that I don't like the little buggers except when they are hiding and jump out at me.
This applies to ANYTHING that jumps out at me: insect, mammal, human. I don't like things jumping out at me. Its not cool.
Quinn is just sitting there laughing hysterically at my reaction. He thought it was absolutely hilarious. If it happened to anyone else, he is right I would be the one laughing, however not so much this time.

That's all my rants for today. Peace out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You mean to tell me...what?

LMAO! I thought everyone was allowed to drink at the library! I mean...well take a look at this librarian who sounds shocked at what she sees.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Book Review

So this is not so much a book review as it is an author review. I have been hanging out with a good friend from library school and because we have similair tastes in what we like to read, she has been giving me book after book to read.
Not that reading is a bad thing, I probably just want to spend a little less time reading recreationally and more time reading my textbooks.
The author I am review today is John Connolly. This particular writer is based in the UK however a lot of what I have read thus far has been based in Maine. I do need to preface by saying I love mystery, especially horror but without the violence. Connolly does an awesome job of this. I really do love to be more scared by the prospect of what COULD happen rather than what IS happening.
I just finished The Killing Kind. I do need to admit, this book took me a great deal longer to read than his other books. I am a fairly fast reader, especially when it comes to books I do like and or want to read. However when it comes to bugs, spiders in particular, I am NOT a fan.
In this book the killer is killing with brown recluses and other spiders. I am so NOT a fan of spiders, and I am a big reader before bed. Well this book was not something I could read before bed.
It is bad enough I get nightmares very easily, but this book gave me goosebumps in broad daylight. However, if you are into this kind of mystery I really do recommend it! It is wonderfully written, with a couple plot twists you do not see coming and a couple you can see coming. All in all not a terribly book.

Stolen from another blog

This post is stolen from Liz at This Full House.
Now I saw this quiz and just could not stop laughing, and I really do not believe any of this kind of stuff but it is fun to read what others "think" of.

So, if one of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which one would you like to just bury your face into...uh...I mean, which one would you choose?

Angel Food Cake
Brownies
Lemon Meringue
Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing
Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing
Ice Cream
Carrot Cake

Sorry, you can only pick one. Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you...if you dare.
REMEMBER - No Cheating. Make your choice before you check the meaning:

1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE -- Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

2. BROWNIES -- You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.

3. LEMON MERINGUE -- Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.

4. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING -- Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lacking motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.

5. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE -- Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very Emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

6. CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING-- Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.

7. ICE CREAM -- You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control. You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

8. CARROT CAKE -- You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm-hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead and teach others. A wonderful role model.
Have a great day guys! I promise to be back later with some book reviews!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

LMAO

A flow chart for those people out there that STILL do not understand the who analog to digital signal we have going on.
I have not posted for a while. I promise to post tonight with pictures of my last hiking trip and the balloon festival I did today!
Oh and check back at least once a week for a new book review!!! I WILL read more and more.

On a different note, I am starting back up in school on the 22nd of this month! I get to finish my second Master's degree! I know people really shouldn't be this happy about completing school, however not only do I get to put off paying my student loans for another year but I will also graduate about 4 months faster than I originally thought! WOOT!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Excuse me, this is not what I ordered.

Can someone please page Mother Nature back to my part of the world? I ordered some warmer temperatures but I said nothing, NOTHING, about humidity or bugs! What is up with that?
Aside from the gross humidity today, which the only benefit is a kick butt thunderstorm tonight, I get to go hiking in a place I have never been before! And while this does scare the crap out me, check back tomorrow for some awesome pix!!!

Book Review Time!

This blog today is just for Erin!
I am a librarian so it is only fitting that every so often I do a book review. I have read A LOT of books the past month and will try to read at least 10 more in the next two weeks. Only because then I start school again :( and :). It is happy because I am well on my way to finishing my life goals in school and sad because I have to start homework again.
But the book I am reviewing today is "Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story" by Christopher Moore. I am too lazy to try and pull the cover art off of Amazon so there is a nice little link for you all to go there and read their review and purchase it.
First I am a little biased because I LOVE Christopher Moore. I think he is the cats pajamas.
Anyways, Bloodsucking Fiends is about an average girl living in San Fransisco and no really enjoying life. She is made into a vampire, whom she does not beleive in until she has turned, and for a good 3/4 of the book she really seems to hate what she has turned into. She meets a man who is younger than her and easily manipulated, but they fall in love.
Now this book is not really all that long, and it is written in very large type, however it is truly hilarious so I really do recommend you get it from your local library.
I was stupid, and not very librarian and purchased the book from Colagate University. Mostly because I feel bad, I am giving away a good chunk of my books before I move.
Read this book. It is hilarious.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A blog worthy moment

The event that I am about to describe should not be attempted by anyone else. Also it made me and my BFF Andrew laugh so hard, we almost peed our pants. And really it is SO something I would do.
A week ago Saturday I had to work at the local retail store. It was a closing shift, like all of my shifts. Well I had been at work since 9am that day, for my students and then for the local town people to check them out.
Well I leave the building at 10:30 pm with my other coworkers and walk over to the door of my car. Now I am looking at my door and thought it looked odd, but still stuck my key in the lock.
My key wouldn't turn and I started freaking out a little. I thought the door looked funny to begin with, and I kept thinking the cops stuck something to my car door because I have unpaid parking tickets, as in five! And then I look to my back window for a split second and realize that my AAA sticker is gone. Well it would hardly stick to the window so I wasn't terribly worried.
Then I realized the window I was looking in, was a back door! I only have 2 doors not 4 doors! I was opening the wrong car!!!!!
Then I walked all around that car before I realized(!) that my own car was sitting nose to nose with the one I was trying to get into! Can you imagine my embarrassment? Probably not. But I thought you all would love that!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Holy Jeez

It has been a LONG time since I lasted posted. Totally not intentional. Between spending time with Quinn and working over 40hous last week, conference and Target, I just haven't had time to even to turn on my computer.
It is kinda funny. I have been doing everything that I needed, responding to email and facebook, returning phone calls, etc, just not on the computer. Plus this past weekend was just so long.
I am sitting here in the kitchen doing laundry, waiting for the brownies to cool, doing the dishes and need to update my resume and write a couple of cover letters. All I keep thinking is wow it has already been a month since I graduated.
A cup of strong coffee, waiting for my lunch to finish baking and updating all of email, good Lord. Whoever said you become less busy after school is over is a liar! LOL
We shall see, I am sure that sooner rather than later.
I am filling out FAFSA again so that I may finish my second Masters and not only put off those retched student loans further but also become more educated into something I would like to pursue.
I am sure I need to update this further but I need to get back to doing all the rest of my chores. TOODLES!

Monday, June 1, 2009

So I'm 26

And I dont feel a darn bit different. If anything I think that I have a lowered tolerance to alcohol than last year. I especially have a lower tolerance for what gives me a hangover this year rather than last year. This year I had a shot of tequila, a lot of wine and a beer.
Last year I had a ton of shots and I was ok the next day. This year I woke up and I REALLY thought I was ok. And then I got to work, and the students were embalming a body. Wow! I know the smell is usually pretty overwhelming for me, but really I never throw up and I almost threw up at that smell. The whole time I was there I was miserable. In fact, I had to help a student fill out financial paperwork for the school, something I am sure I am not allowed to do, and I almost threw up in her lap I was feeling so bad at one point. GGRRR
Every year I tell myself I will not get that way. Although it was only the second time I did that this year. The first time being the day I graduated from Orange University. And then it was all wine. Much smarter to only drink wine. Cause then one can still function while completely trashed!
Oh I know I promised pictures of the party, however I cannot work my camera when I am completely trashed as it turns out. However I still have graduation pictures that I really need to still put up as well.
Any other news...Well I was officially rejected today from a job that I wanted in this area....Hrm and my test results are tomorrow. I shall hear back to see if I need further medical attention. Crossing my fingers and relying on God that I do not need any further attention. Mostly because I cannot afford the medical bills.
I think that is all for the news.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm 26 and other things!

I am officially a NYS resident. Had to claim residency to get some health insurance. Makes me sad to no longer be a resident of California. However, I already have points on my license! WTF!!! Stupid ticket keeps coming back to bite me in the a$$...
In other news, having a party today. Should be fun!
Finally got my stupid refund checks. Straight to bills. Gotta love being an adult. I am sure there is sooo much more that I need to blog about but I have soo much to do before the party tonight. Almost done cleaning the house, but still need to shop! I promise to update like crazy tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Making a greener library

Now I am one of those people that is pretty concerned about the enviroment. And I try as hard as possible to recycle as much as possible and remember to turn off lights and the such. I RSS, ie I don't check it everyday it automatically comes to me on my email account, a blog called The Green Library. Click on it and you will see 100 ways to make your library greener. Or you can click on my title. I follow a great deal of these already, however it is still nice to go through and make sure you can do more.
I realize that the enviorment is not at the top of everyone's list, however I would like it to be around when I have kids someday in the future.
BTW, I am one of those hippies, except I actually believe in God. What a concept I know. LOL

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pix from hiking

Ok these pix here came out a little differently than I am used to, so basically from top to bottom is the person I went hiking with, and around Charles Parker State. I will double back to make sure that is actually where I went though.









Still wishing for something better

Ok so I am totally lame and havent uploaded all of the photos I have from graduation. And again I am lame because I havent uploaded the photos from hiking last Sunday. Man I am sounding lamer by the minutes.
But it is hot today. AND(!) its my first day off without work or school or my mother in like 2 months. So as much as I want to apologize about not uploading pix yet. I just dont care enough to think up a good excuse.
HA HA. Plus there are many things I want to get off my chest, but they will have to wait until later.
Peace out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Need to rant and rave for a sec

Ok so here is my little rant I am sure I have ranted about this before but I really need to say it again.
I finally know what I want to be when I grow up. Which is pretty impressive if you know me. I really want to be a leader in my community. I want people to look up to me and respect me. I want to be the person that stands up for the people that cannot stand up or speak up for themselves. I want to show people what it means to be a life long learner and help them achieve this. I am a life long learner.
I want to be a library director. I thought I would never want to work in the academic sector again, because of my undergraudate experience with them. After a year of working at Target I thought a public library had to be the same, so I could do that. I also thought I would want to work in a special library. Because how cool would that be?
Wow I so wrong. As it turns out, I really do not want to work in a special library. I do not really like sitting in an office all day. I LOVE working with my students at school. I really also like the idea of running a public library as well. Yes the public library is full of crazy people, especially if you do not live in the best area of town, but that is what keeps your life from being boring!!!!
So here I am STILL at the crossroads of my life. And I think I am at the perfect time to make huge leaps and not worry about falling.
I WILL be ok. I will be a leader in my community. I will finish my second degree. I will be a leader in my profession.
I AM scared beyond belief, but you can never know how far you can fly until you take that first leap! So here is to leaping! As far as I can go!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

OMG hiking

So I went hiking today with this guy from Norwich, NY. He is a postal worker, so he walks for a living. I really thought I was in better shape lately. Turns out I am not. I cannot out hike the postal worker. Considering how much he walks, I really should have known better.
Everything literally hurts. My knees, feet even my hips. That is a first for me. I am used to my feet hurting but I am not used to this. The pain is not unbearable but it is not a pleasant feeling.
EDIT: I started this when I got back from hiking. The rest of this post is from the day after.
Man, I cannot believe how far I hiked yesterday. My arm hurts, my feet and the backs of my quads. I think the quads are what helped me hike uphill. This hike wasnt even that hard.
It was a cleared trail, however it was constantly up and down. Man oh man. He said we hiked between six and eight miles. All I know, is someone stop me. Now I really should be doing this much at least once a week. But it wouldnt kill me to do a couple miles one other time during the week. And now that it is summer I REALLY should start running again. That would help.
It would also help if I would put padding into my hiking boots. I have to tell you, having blisters on the balls of your feet is not pleasant, especially when I realized I have to do all stairs and high heels for the next three days straight. Gr.
On the other positive note, I am going hiking again next week with him. On the Sunday the 24th I get to go to an orientation workshop to learn how to read a compass. I am sure I know how, my dad taught me when I was little, but I need to relearn. And the the 25th, Memorial day, I get to go up to the Old Forge, NY area to go hike this lake. I beleive it is called Middle Settlement Lake, but dont quote me on that. The guy I went hiking with is the one I am going to the Lake with. Should be fairly fun, but again another really long day. The round trip for the first hike is 7 miles and the second round trip is like 9 miles. I just hope the next day I can take the elevator up four flights of stairs.
Another thing that is bothering me is a topic a student wants to research. It is not bothering me in a bad way, I just do not know where to start. This student would love to research about continuing education in funeral homes. I told him I would do some research on the subject but I am not sure where to start. I know the NFDA, but other than that. I think I will just go through a lot of the periodicals in the library to find out. I will post the pictures of the hike from yesterday when I get home today. Peace!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Survey before bed

Start at the very beginning, what's your name?
Syracuse Critter

Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
ha ha you are funny

Does the person you like, like you back?
Don’t know.

What did you do last night?
dinner with mom and Sarah, and drank too much with Melissa

Has anybody ever given you butterflies?
not for a very long time

Are you your mom's favorite child?
Im her favorite daughter

Are you happy with the way things are going?
for the most part

Sleep on your back or stomach?
side

Do you sing?
every so often at Singers

Ever had surgery?
I don’t think getting my wisdom teeth pulled is called surgery

What's one good thing about your best friends?
They have my back no matter what, and they always love me!

How long does it take for you to fall asleep at night?
15-20 minutes


What are you looking forward to in the next few months?
Im letting life go as it pleases

It's midnight, who are you texting?
no one. Im asleep!

It's Wednesday afternoon, where are you usually?
getting home from Simmons, maybe running

How do you feel about your hair?
not cut right grr


If you could move away, no questions asked, where would you move?
England, Ireland somewhere far away from Cali

How much do looks matter to you in a guy/girl?
to a point, but if you cant hold an intelligent conversation then no

What's the greatest thing that happened to you today?
nothing  I put my mom back on a place

What would you change about your life right now?
Steady income

When was the last time you were truly happy?
last Saturday

How did you bring in the New Year? Was it a good start to the year?
I spent time with Mary and her bf and then went home and called Andrew

What kind of outfit are you wearing right now?
old ripped jeans and a comfy shirt

Would you go out in public right this moment?
I did to get gas and take my mom to the airport

What animal do you want?
mostly cats and dogs

Who was the last person you texted?
MARY!

Last person you were in a car with?
MOM

Have you ever done something illegal with a family member?
With david im sure

How many times did you go see the Twilight movie?
never

Did the last guy/girl you kissed have any piercings?
he used to, at least that’s what I wanna say

Are you ticklish?
oh yeah but only a couple people can actually do it

Is there any chance you will kiss the person you have feelings for?
Don’t know, not worrying about it

What was the last thing you ate?
spaghetti

Did any particular thing brighten up your day today?
not yet

Did your last outing involve the police?
well the police were on the same highway as me

Did you go outside for more than thirty minutes today?
yuppers

Did you sleep alone last night?
nope had my mom there

Do you truly want someone dead?
nope

Is there anywhere else you would rather be?
with Andrew for his graduation

In the past seventy-two hours, have you been under the influence?
yeah I was a more than a little buzzed on 3 beers last night

Who is the first person in your contacts list in your phone?
411 & more

One thing you're disappointed about this week?
mom leaving

When was the last time something bothered you?
idk

How are you feeling right now?
ready for bed

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
probably

Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
for sure

Were you happy when you woke up today? Why/Why not?
I was sorta happy. Mom was leaving, but I got to sleep in today

Was there anyone who "made your day"?
not yet

Are you liking how you look today?
I look like something the cat dragged in, and im so comfortable

What was the last gift someone gave you?
Mom bought me some new shirts and sandals!

What are your plans for the weekend?
well it is the weekend and Sunday im going hiking!

List two facts about the last person you kissed.
-he intrigues me
-he always knows how to cheer me up

Have you ever worn the opposite sex's underwear?
yea

Do you want to get married & have kids one day?
pretty sure

Do you curse a lot?
certain occasions...

Have you ever kissed in a pool?
yeah

Do you like ice cream?
depends on my mood lately

What's your favorite color?
blue/black and pink

Are you open about your sex life?
ha ha

Do you get jealous of other people easily?
n/a

How did you meet the last person you kissed?
um its complicated

Are you of great importance in someone else's life?
my moms!

Whats your favorite saying?
idk


Is there anybody that knows your deepest, darkest secret?
Bethany, Andrew, Carrie, Kim and Keith

Do you usually sing while showering?
my roommates my hurt me if I did

Whats something that really grosses you out?
vomit

If you could go back in time would you?
I go back and forth on this issue a lot..watch star trek...

What's annoying you right now?
nothing

Are you a really understanding person?
pretty understanding

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Finding a job

I really do not want to HAVE to leave Syracuse or NY for that matter. However I really need to go where ever someone wants to pay me a decent amount.
Ha ha thats funny tho, right? A decent amount. Basically I am looking at a starting salary of about $40,000 no matter where I go. However I would like a city the same size as mine so that I can live modestly and pay off my student loans as fast as possible.
As far as housing, I am fairly low maintenance. I would like my own room, a kitchen with equal rights, off street parking, internet and preferably washer and dryer either in the apartment/house or at least in the apartment building.
My goal is to remain here although my mother would really love it if I could move someplace where she does not have to take 2 or 3 planes to get to see me. However I still find that slightly laughable as I am the one who comes to her the most often. She drove me out here and helped me get established, however I have been home 3 times since then. Although not always for holidays, funny right?
She would also like me to move back to LA. This is not ever going to happen. As much as I love her and my fellow friends out there, I love the seasons here so much more. I like different things about each season and would much prefer to stay in the Northeast. Plus I love all the hiking I have been doing here. And I know that I have only been here for about 2 years, so I havent even found all the spots I have been wanting to find. But there are a lot of nice places out there.

I also feel the need to vent a little bit. Guys dont truly suck but they certainly keep me on my toes. There is a man that I am interested in, and for the life of me I cannot tell if he is interested in me as well. It would be really NICE if he were, however it is so hard to read him. I have talked to him on instant messenger. However it took him a month to add me on there. I am so confused by this one. It could be he just finds me interesting and wants to be friends. Either way I would just like to know. I do think he is nice, interesting, caring and cute; however if he just wants friendship then I have to know. That way I can get over him and move on.
And now also my next door neighbor thinks I like him. I am a naturally flirtaeous person and we got to talking on Sunday night about all sorts of stuff, he was over at my house for a get-together. My roommate basically had to kick him out eventually at like 10:45 at night. Even though he told us he had to be at work at 6:30 for a meeting. Now I know, and have accepted, that I have that girl next door pretty look. I am really ok with that! I like the way I look, but I didnt want my next door neighbor to ever like me. He is twenty years older than me and while I am not an ageist at all, I am pretty much an equal opportunity dater, that is too big of an age difference for me. GGGRRR. Like I said boys dont all suck, they just confuse the hell out of me!!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Better late than never

While we hope this never happens, we realize that sometimes you just plain forget. So from all of us librarians out there, thanks for returning it. But Im pretty sure you still have more fines.

Graduation

So I graduated. But I am not technically done with school or anything else. Darn me and wanting to learn more! So I have a ton of pictures. I would put them on here but it takes to darn long so just click the link thingy and you will see everything. (In other words, click on the words pictures that is underlined!) Well not everything. Bethany took around 150 pictures on that day and I am NOT posting everything. My mom took the same amount. I cant post everything but I do plan on posting the important relevant stuff.


What else is new. Oh yes we had a party on Saturday night. Melissa and I co-hosted. It was awesome and wonderful. She had purchased a great deal of wine for the party, but people all brought stuff so I think I have enough wine to last me a couple of months.


My mother and I got a premade cake at Wegmans, and had them write congrats on the cake. My mother proceeded to make a toast to all the graduates that came that we may "live long and prosper." Which I found hilarious. The speech is from Star Trek, and well that is a whole other post.


I am still technically working for Pyramid and Simmons, desperately trying to find a full time position, preferably here in Syracuse. I really do love the area, the different seasons make me happy in their own way.


I do believe that is all. Enjoy the pictures!

Library Satire

While I realize this article is satire, it still makes me wonder if that is the attitude of Google's founders...
PS I know I havent been blogging lately and I have a bunch of blogs ready to be put out there, I just need to add pictures to them and I havent had my camera where I can find it easily. So I promise that by tomorrow night you all will be overwhelmed with the blogs I have been saving up.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Actors death

Actor Dom DeLuis has passed away. I knew his second career was in cooking but I didn't know that he was the voice of Pizza the Hut. If I have to explain that to you, then you suck and stop reading my blog immediately.
This totally blows. He was such a good actor and comedian.
RIP Dom DeLuise.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Survey because i can

65 Questions You've Probably Never Been Asked...you know the rules.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
Face

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
Grey with APU on it

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
hell yes

4. Do you plan outfits?
hell yes

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
trying not to fall asleep at work

6. Whats the closest thing to you that's red?
my cell phone

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
It was really weird involving mom and a dragon

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
sorta

9. What are you craving right now?
coffee

10. Do you floss?
yes

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
corned beef and cabbage

12. Are you emotional?
depends

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
im sure

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
depends on cone or cup

15. Do you like your hair?
nope. the stylist didnt do it right

16. Do you like yourself?
most of the time

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
maybe but only if I can bitch slap him around

18. What are you listening to right now?
scanner and air conditioning

19. Are your parents strict?
my mom tries, dad no, stepdad can be

20. Would you go sky diving?
nope

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
kinda sorta

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Im from LA

23. Do you rent movies often?
about once or twice a month

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
nope

25. How many countries have you visited?
2-England and Canada

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
yes

27. Ever been on a train?
a couple

28. Brown or white eggs?
cheapest please

29.Do you have a cell-phone?
im addicited to my crackberry

30. Do you use chap stick?
every so often

31. Do you own a gun?
nope but grandpa is giivng me one!!

32. Can you use chop sticks?
yes

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
Mommy person

34. Are you too forgiving?
eh

35. Ever been in love?
yes

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?
working?

37. Ever have cream puffs?
yes they are pretty good

38. Last time you cried?
May 7th 2009

39. What was the last question you asked?
where is the key to the office?

40. Favorite time of the year?
i like different things about each season

41. Do you have any tattoos?
no still debating on that

42. Are you sarcastic?
hell yes

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
i dont think so

44. Ever walked into a wall?
not a wall but there was this one time with a ladder

45. Favorite color?
blue/black/pink

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
yes

47. Is your hair curly?
a gross wave


48. What was the last CD you bought?
Watchmen soundtrack

49. Do looks matter?
to a point

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
i have tried in the past, i dont think i can in the future

51. Is your phone bill sky high?
nope i have a pretty good deal with t-mobile

52. Do you like your life right now?
yes- I love being a librarian

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
dont have a tv in my room

54. Can you handle the truth?
yes, but you cant handle the truth

55. Do you have good vision?
nope

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
yes-dislike

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
with some people at least twice a week

58. The last person you held hands with?
my mom i think at the doctors

59. What are you wearing?
jeans, tank top

60.What is your favorite animal?
cat

61. Where was your default picture taken?
in the forest

62. Can you hula hoop?
yes

63. Do you have a job?
im a librarian!!

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?
can you buy parking? thats the last thing i spent money on

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
ha ha story of my life= being locked out of my own house

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Been a long time...

Been 9 days. Wish I could say that I don't miss blogging. I really do. But for now I am not writing anything big on here. I promise to write a couple really big blogs in a couple of days.
Peace!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thought of the day..

If you really want to think back to when cell phones were invented you could say they have been around since the 1940's. They did have phones they took out into the battlefield with them into war...Interesting...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

iProm

So the iSchool had a prom. Yes I know how old I am. I still went. I borrowed this really cute skirt from a friend, threw on a tank top, fake set of pearls and some cute high heels to make the outfit dressy but not too dressy. It worked out really well. Cop out, most of this blog will be pictures cause I am freaking lame like that, and really have nothing else to say right now.
Couples dance! Most of them are practicing for their big day!!!

People chillin'.

People chillin'.

This is Ruth. She has got to be the cutest librarian ever. We have nicknamed her Polly Pocket!

The most awesome picture of Zack ever!!!


Possibly the most awkward picture ever. I dont even know what to say here.
Lame people not wanting to dance.

Our awesome shoes! Starting with the green dress, Ruth, Me, Laura, Melissa, and Rebecca.

Melissa being as cute and sweet as ever.



Leslie and Katy. They not only danced the night away, they were the last two on the dance floor.


That is all! Have a good day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things I learn in school

Juran's 10 steps to quality management:
1. Build awareness of the need and opportunity for improvement
2. Set goals for improvement.
3. Organize to reach the goals (establish a quality council, identify problems, select projects, appoint teams, designate facilitators).
4. Provide training.
5. Carry out projects to solve problems.
6. Report progress.
7. Give recognition.
8. Communicate results.
9. Keep score.
10. Maintain momentum by making annual improvement part of the regular systems and processes of the company.
Have a nice day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh yeah still procrastinating....

Taxes are due today. At midnight to be more specific. Ah well I kept meaning to file them...But well other things seemed more important like sleeping, breathing, eating basically anything that didnt require me to file my taxes. Ah yes and the best part is, you have to know your AGI from last year to actually file your taxes. Silly me, I thought when Turbo Tax SAID they would keep my tax information for the year I wouldn't have to worry too much. Silly me. I really shouldn't do this every year. But alas I do. Tis sad really. Except while I am the queen at procrastination at everything else have never procrastinated on filing my taxes. Strange how that it is. So now here I am at 11:32 my time, that EST for all of you, trying to get my taxes filed in 28 minutes and I am on hold with the IRS to find out either my pin or my AGI. Yeah cause I am going to remember a 5 digit number from year to year. I am lucky if I can remember my pin number for my checking account half the time.
So now I sit here listening to classiscal music waiting for the IRS to pick up the phone. I promise mine will take less than a minute! Please answer my call!
Alright I am done. Goodnight all!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Still procrastinating.

So I went to a friend's hockey game tonight. He made the playoffs at 7pm and then had the final game at 9:30pm. I actually left the house early today and made it to the rink just before 9:20pm. Which is good because before 9:30 even rolled around they had scored their first of 6 goals. I know I have said this before, but I love hockey!!!! Especially live, men hockey. Their is nothing wrong with women playing hockey. I still enjoying watching it, however the men are so much more ruthless and willing to get smashed up and fight over the stupidest things.
I went to the game. I watched intently. The only time I stopped watching I was replying to a text message from my student about a paper, and that is the only time my friend fell. I felt bad for not seeing how it happened, but not too bad cause he falls at least once a game.
Needless to say, they won their game. It was great. This is the third year in a row they have one the title. I feel kinda bad that no one else but me was there to watch.
At the end I told him I made him brownies but I would bring them tomorrow. I really wanted to hug him in congratulations and I asked him if he did want a hug. His response still makes me laugh, I'm sweating so I didnt think you would want one. Ha ha except he said the Yiddish word for sweating that I know for sure I will butcher and I am sure spell check wont help. All in all a great time. I was asked during the game which side was which, and for the first time I could honestly answer. I am still learning my vocab for hockey but I am not doing too bad. I only hope the next place I move too will have a good hockey team i can cheer for. That and whatever my next job is, I hope it pays me enough to have cable so I can watch sports on TV.
I think that is all for now.
Yay Zack and the Legal Limit! 3 years running now!

Paper from hell

I am writing a paper from hell with my friend Sarah. This paper is going to be the death of us since it has to be 6 pages single spaced. Good God I forgot how much I hate writing like this. The good news: Sarah is really good at giving me bullet points and research and I am REALLY good at pulling off that amount of pages in a short amount of time. Really good. Now if only I could do that for the rest of my life.
As a side note, I just heard that a friend and I should get it out of the way and just get it on. Yeah right. I need more friends. Boyfriends can be sucky, and I dont need them.
Until another time!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I really must admit

That I love people opening my mail for me. It takes all the anxiety I might have about what is inside the envelope away. Especially when the envelope specifically says to be opened by addressee only. It really is quite nice. No real worries to wonder about.
I especially love finding library materials that are already cataloged all over the school. Granted the school is not even as big as a city block, but really I love finding all of my materials everywhere. It really helps me out, and really shows me that not only do the teachers respect me, but also the students.
I really love our "handy man/cleaning guy." He comes into the library and tells me the tales of how much better the world was before computers and cell phones and the new fanged thing called electricity. Oh man I really love that. I love how he guilt trips me by telling me he straightened out a pile of papers that was so messy. Especially since I spent over a half hour trying to artfully and creatively place them around the library so the students would notice them and learn more from their education. Oh yes I really love that.
BTW this is all sarcasm. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just a little

Something, something..
I just felt the need to say, what is up with this weather? It is the 8th(!) day in April and it is snowing outside. Seriously! What is up with that? Who really knows anymore. I just do not want it to be too cold when graduation rolls around.
For anyone that felt like going to commenecement for Syracuse University on Mother Day 2009 aka Sunday May 10th, 2009, our current Vice President of the United States of America shall be speaking. And while I would rather slowly kill myself than go to a two and a half hour commencement, I know that I would surely regret it if I did not go see this. So it saddens me that I will not be taking my best friend to the airport that day, never fear(!) I will see her the next weekend! YAY!
I really don't know what else to say. Perhaps you shall get more tomorrow. Though I highly doubt it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So frustrated

So today my mother calls me and asked me if I needed all this information about commencement and convocation that was sent to her house. Now I KNOW for a FACT that I did put my Syracuse address as the address that everything about convocation and commencement should be sent to because I did NOT want my mother to have to mail everything to me. However because my PERMANENT address is still her address because I never know where I am going to be after graduation, this assumes I will get a real job-LOL yes I know it would help to get a real library job, not that the mortuary school isn't one- I only put her address because worst case scenario she could mail my diploma to me.
And that is another thing I kinda want to laugh at. I worked for four long years to earn my high school diploma, no idea where that one is. I have the outer doohickey thingy that they gave us at graduation when we walked across the stage. And I worked another 4 1/2 years to earn my undergraduate degree. My mom even bought me a really cool frame to hang it in. Guess where that is? If you guessed inside the box that the frame came in under the bed, then you are RIGHT! I know that I worked so hard for these degrees, and maybe someday when I have an office or apartment or house of my own I will want to hang them where people can actually see them and say, well isn't that swell. But for now I really don't have a place for them. The only things that are hanging on my walls right now are painting my mother and father have done, one for each, and a quilt my mother made for my, wait I have to flip the quilt over to check, 24th birthday.
Yes I realize it is sad that i have to look at the quilt to see when she made it, but in my defense its not the only quilt she ever made me. I have the one from my 16th or 18th birthday, the one from my 24th and my 25th birthday. I also have one she made me at some point in high school that my band director and a lot of the kids were jealous over. I also have this flannel one, though I am pretty sure I just stole that because its so darn stinking cold in Syracuse, and I also have the very first quilt she ever made. That thing is so old. Our old cat used to puke on it. And yes I still have it, because that cat is the first pet I can remember having and I loved him so much. Harry, from Archie and Harry. Some comic book my mother used to read...
Anyways I am pretty sure that is the end of my rant. But check back later cause I am sure I have more to say...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Long Hike

Today I was finally able to meet up with the members of the Syracuse Outdoor Club. They are a group I have been a part of since January, however because of scheduling conflicts, on my part, I have never been able to go on a hike with them.
It was a pretty long drive. All the way up the 81 to the Tully exit. To my Cali friends, they have no idea what that means. Basically it means I had to drive over 20 miles to the middle of now wheresville. Fun stuff. Actually it was fun. Something that I am going to try my hardest to do again. I am not going to lie tho. It was hard. And I fell, a lot. A couple of times in front of this pretty good looking guy. But who cares, cause it was awesome!!!
Driving up
Driving up
I am still in disbelief by how much snow was there in April
Still driving...yeah it was pretty far away

The start of our trail..the first one.

Ha ha it was cold...
I want to say this was the second trail. But the second trail turned out to be the right trail? I am still not sure.
Some of the people on the hike.
This was the falls we hiked so long for. This is some of the members that managed to make it up to this point. The second and first trail were both labeled with blue dots, which mean that you are on some sort of trail. Nice County, makes everything the same colored..
A close up of some of the people. The falls were not that huge or impressive. But the people I got to hike with and the beauty that surrounded me up there was the part that was impressive to me.
This is the one picture I have from the lean-to. Greg encouraged me to go all the way to the top. I choose to tease him about it. And man this hike proved how out of shape I am. Ha ha. Thanks! Hope you enjoy the pictures.
I promise to hike more in this region and provide more spectacular pictures.
PS Figured out how to make a postal worker blush. Ask him if he just wants to hike with the pretty girl. :-) Not me. I NEVER would ask that. LOL Hope you enjoy the pictures.
EDIT: Go here for pictures I did not take. And for more cute shots of me...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bad Date

So my therapist suggested I not date for a while. He suggested that until I reestablish a good contact with my father I take a break. Even from liking guys. I thought to myself, ha ha thats funny. But after last night, I think I will try his advice. The whole not dating thing I mean, I need to get grad school over with before I try things with my dad again. Mostly because, well I know he sucks a lot out of me, and I feel really burnt out from school as it is.
So this date, I had a bad feeling about it. The guy was a lot older than I care to date first of all, almost 38. But he seemed nice, but then again he didn't. It was quite complicated. I vented all of the details to the BFF last night. I really don't feel like I can even vent anymore. And I really hope he doesnt contact me ever again. Like ever.
I would delete his number from my phone, however I want to know its him so I don't text him back or answer the phone if he calls.
I should go back to work now..Although for the life of me. I don't know. I'm just so tired..
And I really miss two of my friends. I really messed up and I don't know how to fix it. Someone just pray that I can find peace. Cause right now that is what I am craving.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Oh yeah a great day...

So I woke up four hours late today, my computer isn't working properly-at least not at first, the battery on my computer is now poor, I think I broke facebook on my cell phone, and I graduate from grad school in like a month. Yeah now pressure.
The worst part is...its a beautiful day outside and I really need to stay inside and write this stupid paper...
Oh yeah what a great day...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So I just need...

To vent...
This guy on messenger just said "your attractive in that certain je ne cet quois way" Whats up with that? gggrrrr arrggg. I'm HOT! And intelligent. And a lot of other stuff.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Working on it

I am trying so hard. And at times it feels like it was all for nothing.
I miss my friends in So Cal. I miss heat, like dry heat, not this humidity crap. I miss Latin food, I miss Sinbad's. I miss a lot of stuff.
But strangely I have no desire to move back to LA. I think I just need a road trip out of Syracuse. Which is why I am looking forward to the weekend after graduation. I get to drive to Albuquerque, NM. My best friend Andrew is graduating. I miss him like crazy and I haven't seen him since our best friend Bethany's wedding day.
I am so incredibly proud of him. He moved to a whole new place and has managed to really transform his life. He is an inspiration to me. And I really love him. So far he is the only man in my life to never let me down. So Andrew if you are reading this, thank you!
But seriously, when I drove to Syracuse from San Dimas, it took five days and my mother and I drove it together. My car was weighted down with stuff. Hopefully driving to NM will only take me two days. Why am I driving? Because I am crazy? Well yeah kinda but mostly because it is way too much money to fly out there or take the train or the bus. So much cheaper to drive. So it shall be nice. Just me and the road and my iPod, which I hope my stereo has been fixed by then so I don't have to burn a bunch of CD's. According to Google maps it is 29 hours away. I am thinking that I would drive to about Missouri or OK and then stop for the night. I figure if I drive from 5AM the first day until like midnight. And then the next day for about 12 hours and I should be there.
All I know is I need to in ABQ by Thursday at 10pm so I can pick up someone from the airport. Should be fun...

Monday, March 30, 2009

My mother

My mother lives 3,000 miles away from me. I am 25 years old. I am almost 26 years old. I have not lived at home in almost 2 years. My mother still tells me what to do...this is so sad. She comes online and its 9pm her time so its midnight here. Are conversation literally goes as this:
12:13 AM Mom: GO TO BED!
me: mother
Mom: that's me
12:14 AM me: im 25!
Mom: yeah, so?
me: im 3,000 miles away
Mom: and your point is what?
me: your still telling me what to do...
if i moved to Europe, woulod that still happen
12:15 AM ?
Mom: you're is a contraction of you are. please spell it correctly
me: good lord
Mom: and yes, if I know you're awake when you are not supposed to be I will gell you to go to bed.
:-p
me: and 25
12:16 AM fine goodnight
Mom: love you <3<3<3
me: love you
Not only is she telling me to go to bed, but she is also correcting my grammar? I really do love that woman, but really...Yeah I complain about her telling me to go to bed but I know she worries about me. That woman really loves me. And sometimes it is nice to have her worry about me, but mom if you are reading this...I know when my bedtime is. Lots of love to you!!!