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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
it's that day again. strangely enough I haven't finished last weeks post. My brain has been on overload. I've been up before my time for a few days, this week and last week, which throws me out of loop. I get discombobulated.
So, two days in a row I've been up at 4:45am to get ready for work and run my youngest brother to his job which is almost 70 blocks away from mine in morning work traffic. It's a pain, but I don't mind really... except the getting up early. it kills me. I feel drained all day. Thankfully this morning he took me out to breakfast so I started the day with some nutrients and such.
It was funny -- we went to IHOP for breakfast and on our way into the parking lot we followed a truck and a guy gets out and goes in. He knows the waitress real well so he converses with her for a minute, orders his food, asks for quarters, buys and reads the newspaper. My bro and I pore over the menu and finally decide to get the new breakfast hashbrowns, which turn out to be yummy, drink our coffee and talk about life. The guy who came in before us finishes eating and leaves, but on the way out the door says to the waitress "I'll see you tomorrow."
I'd love to have a place that I frequent often enough that I know everyone and it's like family. I like that feeling of familiarity. I guess the reason I'm thinking on this so much is I am not feeling at home here in my city and I love going to small town diners and watching the locals, usually older gentlemen, bs with each other over their morning coffee. It is something to be commended. It makes me think of the old days.
Will we as young people carry on this tradition? Will we be so caught up in our own lives that we forget to share with others? I hope not. I hope I'm not so focused on me that I cannot make lasting friendships with my fellow breakfast eaters over a cup of jo'. (I rarely eat breakfast, never up early enough, though. heh.)
Either way, I want the tradition to last.
that being said here's to all things wonderful
>Anna Karenina I love the Russian design on this dress.
>The Emma Dress
~oh my gosh so cute~
>shake your hair feather
>rose colored tights
>Owl drop necklace
>Birds on a wire
>Fire it up - Modest Mouse
>Dangerous - Kardinal Offishall
>Time to Pretend - MGMT
>That's not my name - The Ting Tings
>Foundations - Kate Nash
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Vacation was awesome. Then I came home to crap load of stress. My house was a whopping 43 degrees Fahrenheit when I walked in. yippee skippy!
Got my shut off notice from gas company because of a different account being added to mine bringing my total amount owed to an insurmountable mountain.
so I'm a) cranky b) stressed c)freezing.
but enough about my stupid life.
~top played music videos on itunes~
>Mercy - Duffy ~~ Just won 4 Brit Awards Woot!
>Sweet about me - Gabrielle Cilmi
>Angels on the Moon - Thriving Ivory
>A Shot to the Stars - Whitley
>Day Too Soon - Sia
~newly added tunes~
>How the day sounds - Greg Laswell
>I'm Bad - Las Vegas
>Above the Bones - Mishka
>Night Electric Night - Deathstars
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I am looking forward to my vacation with high hopes. It'll be fun spending time with my younger brothers and also seeing the glorious state of Wisconsin.
>despairwear 1 random thing
>despairwear Your blog tree
Despair.com never fails to make me laugh out loud.
>I've finished watching season 4 of Battlestar Galactica.
>I'm not receiving Fox with my antenna
>I probably won't be able to get one of those spiffy boxes until next year.
>someone will ruin season 5 for me by filling me in on what I've missed so far
>trip to Wisconsin is TODAY!
>I have Valentines plans
>got to wear shoes today not boots
>they are prithiful shoes
>sold my crappy car for $200 eeee!
~new songs I like~
>Angels on the Moon - Thriving Ivory
>Ulysses - Franz Ferdinand
>You are the only one I love - Jaymay
>Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
heh. this photo is awesome. The photographer has a collection of 6 or so photos titled Sacrilegious.
>BBC Radio 1
>Fearne & Reggie
I love listening to them. I seriously adore accents. They need not say anything of importance, they can simply open their mouths and speak. it's amazing. well, it is to me anyway.
>Every Valentine's I tell myself I shall buy some bittersweets. I haven't yet. hrm.
Okay, that's all. I'm done. have fun this Valentine's!
Monday, February 9, 2009
it's a gorgeous rainy day today. The wind is fierce and it's just starting to warm up so you can smell the dirt and the air. You wouldn't think that air would have a smell, but it does. Like on a crisp, sub-zero winter day it smells like emptiness and enchantment. :)
Okay, so what I'm really saying is that I can't describe how the air of a rainy spring day smells, but it's new, it's fresh, it's clean, it's something that I enjoy.
I'm pretty happy with the upcoming weather.
I like spring.
I also like smart cars. :)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tomorrow I start a class about finance. I'm pretty excited. It's called Dave Ramsey's Financial Freedom University. I paid $93.00 for the kit and I am a life-time member now. I'm hoping it will teach me how to make my money work for me. I'm also hoping that I don't have any more "emergencies" while I'm short on cash.
A second job is looking like a possible future endeavor for me.
To bad the economy is looking so bleak right now. To bad our government has spent more than it makes. To bad that the United States has made so many bad decisions when it comes to money. Oh, but you know let's pretend to care and "support" people.
I don't want to complain, but I do get very angry when people start yapping about how the government isn't giving them free money and how it's not supporting them. Well, goodness have you ever thought of helping yourself? I mean, really people, GROW UP! The government is a joke and you need to learn to take care of your poor pitiful self. Get a job, stop squawking, stop expecting handouts. Free Yourself!
Even when I had to live in subsidized housing and get help with rent I worked 3 jobs to support myself. I worked hard to pay what I could in rent, car payments, gas money, groceries, the basics. I didn't complain that the government wasn't doing more, I just accepted that I would have to do more if I wanted to have anything.
my apologies. I didn't really mean to go off on a rant. It just aggravates me to see people want something that they are not willing to work for.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
You are Here
well, my brain is mush today so I'm just going to give you the lists and not bother to talk as I doubt it will come out as anything other than garbledygook.
~a few t.v. series I've enjoyed~
>Chuck (I would love to have a friend like Morgan)
>Dirty Sexy Money (those crazy Darlings)
~books I just finished reading~
>City of thieves - David Benioff
>If you lived here, I'd know your name - Heather Lende
Yay! to Alaska and its drawing power. By just reading this book I felt an instant desire to drop everything here and move to Haines, Alaska or anywhere Alaska for that matter. It sounds like an adventure.
~what I'm excited about watching~
>BattleStar Galactica Season 4
>Life Season 2
>Psych Season 3
>Chuck Season 2
I catch up on the t.v. series watching after they've released them on dvd. I'm a sad sad person.
~shows I think I'd like~
>Lie to me
>Life on Mars