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Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!


June 24th, 2009


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You know your evening is going to go to hell in a handbasket when you turn onto your street and see no fewer than three firetrucks parked in front of your apartment building.

When I got to the front door, there were two firemen there talking with a guy from the gas company. I asked if we were allowed to go inside and the gas guy said sure, sure - wait, what apartment did I live in? I told him and he was like "Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner" and got on his walkie talkie to tell someone that the "occupant was on her way up to the unit."

So...I pretty much ran up the stairs (my grocery bag of milk, bread and ice cream banging against my knees) to find half a dozen fire fighters crammed into my hallway, standing with the door to my apartment wide open.

Turns out there was a gas leak in my apartment. Not the building, my apartment. When the super took apart the gas hose that connects the stove to the gas pipe in the wall, we found a giant hole in the hose. As he told Billy later last night, it's a wonder we're still alive, what with the size of that hole.

I spent a good part of the evening freaking out because I couldn't find any of the cats (I think I was looking for something to focus on rather than the fact that I could have died from the gas). The firefighters all said none of them had run out into the hall, but they had also opened the window screen so one of them could come in that way (...but they did that after busting down my front door. So now I have a sticky lock and a giant dent in the door that is a little disconcerting). So I was freaking out that a cat or three had decided to make a run for the fire escape.

Coyote turned out to be hiding behind the refrigerator. Gopher...I have no idea where he was hiding. I looked into all of the usual hiding places before coaxing Coyote out, not finding him, but after I shut Coyote up in the bathroom (with the window wide open, of course - I had to leave the door to the apartment open for awhile and didn't want to risk anyone running away after the gaggle of firefighters left) I came back out into the living area and Gopher was walking across the rug.

Cricket I didn't find until everyone had left and I'd turned on the light - it was only then that I could see a faint bit of light reflecting from her eyes from underneath the far corner of the bed. She didn't come out until after we came back from dinner that night.

So at the moment we have no gas. The gas company is going to come between noon and six today, but Billy has to leave for rehearsal by 3, so who knows if anything's going to get done. He's also in class all day tomorrow, so if they don't show up by three then we're not gonna have gas again until Friday. Balogna sandwiches and hot dogs for dinner, I guess.

Oh, and ice cream. I did pick that up yesterday, after all.

June 9th, 2009

How I know I'm a grownup

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I got an invitation today to the (high school) graduation party of my middle school librarian's daughter.

Mrs. Dobrez Cindy knows I can't go, of course, and even noted that this isn't a gift grab, she just thought I'd like to see how the senior pictures turned out (I saw a preview of them back in January when I dropped in to the library) - but I'm sure that if I were closer, or planning a random trip to Michigan, I would be welcome at the tiki bar.

Oh, man, I want a tiki bar so badly. /random

December 18th, 2007

Can't sleep, real world will eat me

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So I turned in my final college paper today. Early, even; I was finished at 1 o'clock and it wasn't due until 5.

Saw one of my previous professors as I was dropping it off. He asked how I was doing and if I was done. I told him I was in the process of turning in my last paper and he said congratulations and also that it must be a little scary.

I hadn't had time to think about it yet, but HOLY FUCK IS IT EVER.

So I came home and went on a resume blitz. And by blitz I mean I've submitted to...four companies? Something like that. There aren't a lot of jobs in the area for an entry level college grad with a degree in English and comm. I'm really banking on forensics to help me out.

I was going to settle for just working some boring retail job for a couple of months until the lease on Billy's and my apartment runs out, but then I realized that I have no money, and minimum wage, even at full time, isn't going to get me enough money to pay my rent, bills, groceries and save for a move to New York. So here's hoping I get a real job.

September 9th, 2007

Today's awkward situation

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Another friend is getting married, which means another bachelorette party to attend.

I was the only person there who wasn't either already married or planning a wedding. Seriously, people, how long can you talk about the cost of veils or the trials of sending final numbers to caterers?!

I have to get through this wedding, and then another one in May. I swear to god, no one else is my life is allowed to get married. EVER.

August 31st, 2007


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Back in Holland. Boo. Had my first doctor's appointment of the day today. Regular doctor for the annual pap smear an' stuff. Talked about birth control and whether I should continue my method of using the patch to never have a period or switch to something like Lybrel, which is designed (packaging-wise; the hormones are essentially the same as in every other BC method) to NEVER give you a period.

We decided to go with the Lybrel, and if I don't like the side effects or whatever I can just call the doctor and get my prescription to the patch renewed and keep on my merry way.

But before I can start the new pill I have to have a period. Boo! I hate my period. Hence the subject of this entry.

RP'd last night; t'was lots of fun. My statistical analysis stuff was exactly what was needed, so that's good. Got to sleep around 2:30 and woke up at 5:15. Ugh. I drank so much coffee driving over here this morning it was kinda gross. Then I went out for a late breakfast with Mom. Yay food that I don't have to pay for!

At 3:30 I have my eye doctor appointment to see if the mushy-eyes have gone away. Oh please god say it has...

Mom and Dan (my brother) are out doing their Friday thing right now. My brother likes having a very set schedule so they're sticking to that. Maybe I can do some work on my BBTP fic while they're away (nothing is more awkward than writing porn when your mother, father and/or brother are sharing the room with you. NOTHING).

August 27th, 2007


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Gonzales is leaving!

Just thought you should know.

(Have completed two parts of my list already; waiting for doctor to call me back. I am accomplished)

August 26th, 2007


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Started a new comm here on IJ - [info]hp_slashfantasy I was part of the LJ-version and loooooooooooved it. I just wish it had stayed active :-( Hopefully the IJ version will work better. It's a simple premise: post your fantasy of an HP (femme)slash story/artwork you'd like to see and hopefully someone will fulfill your request. The HP slash fans on my flist totally should go join :-) Later on I'll probably get things started with a request or two, but right now my mind is stubbornly filled with het-smut ideas. Bah.

In real life, forensics is kicking into gear this weekend! We have an awesome freshmen class - I'm already really excited about at least one speech. Coaching is going to be awesome.

Also found out today that maybe I don't have to be enrolled full time to stay on my parents' insurance - maybe I only have to be enrolled full time for one semester/year. That would be sweet, so that I don't have to fill my schedule with four bullshit classes and one important one. I'll probably take two or three classes anyway, just to keep myself occupied, but I'm not going to take anything too stressful.

Of course, I still need to check with my parents and have them find that out.

Allegedly my loan is going to be disbursed on August 31st. I hope everything goes in a timely fashion, considering the day after that rent is due :-/ I have enough to cover it and utilities and everything - I'm not desperate for cash. But it'd be nice to have that cushion. 'Cause it seems whenever I'm low on cash some catastrophe happens (usually relating to my car) and I have to beg my parents for money so that I can survive without mooching off of Billy too much.

The Secret of NIMH is on On Demand this month. This excited me way too much. Don Bluth had soooooooooo much respect for 80's kids - his movies have some scary shit. Dragon the cat? Terrifying. He's totally the furry version of Sharp Tooth (right down to the scene where he's knocked out, lying upside down, and his semi-lifeless eye is open and reflecting the protagonist...). Scary stuff. And I love it. I kinda want to re-read the book now...maybe I'll go see if Borders has it.

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