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?

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?

Last person you were in a car with?

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

How many times did you go see the Twilight movie?

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?

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?

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

Do you truly want someone dead?

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?

How are you feeling right now?
ready for bed

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

What's annoying you right now?

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.


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 know the rules.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?

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?

9. What are you craving right now?

10. Do you floss?

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

12. Are you emotional?

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?

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?

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

26. Have you made a prank phone call?

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?

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

34. Are you too forgiving?

35. Ever been in love?

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

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?

46. Have you ever slapped someone?

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?

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

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?

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

62. Can you hula hoop?

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