November 15th, 2005

dorcas is my muse.

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I just realized that I got cut from someone's journal.  I should have known, that person updated with some frequency.  Still saddens me, I thought I had commented a bit (by my standards of commenting) but I suppose it wasn't enough.

When people do cuts, one of the reasons most often given is that there is nothing in common.  I personally don't see that as a good reason.  Valid, sure.  But not good.  For I am ever learning.  There are lives that I have nothing in common with, but that does not mean I don't want to hear about them or learn from them.  A few of the people I friended have kids.  I don't have kids.  I don't live in England.  I don't go to school.  But I like hearing your experiences because it's fun and important to you, and I like learning about you.  I may have nothing obvious in common with you, but that doesn't make me want to learn about you any less.  I like learning about people.  I live my life one way knowing that no one lives exactly the same way, and I like to learn about and acknowledge those differences.

I think I'm getting a little bit better on posting comments, though sometimes I can't even find the right words and giving a typical answer seems unnecessary.  To say something just to say something.  That's why I don't mind that a lot of people don't comment on my posts.  They aren't interesting anyway.  I went to work and...... I have a dog.  Weeeee!  No, I don't get all bitter when no one comments, and to be honest I find it a little strange when people expect a comment from everyone.  Most of my friends post monthly and never comment.  Such is life.  But on a sidenote, I do appreciate you, lemmingpie , for giving me so many warm comments.  I think you give me the most and they are fun to read.  I've gotten lots of comments recently.  Anything over 0 is a lot for me haha.  I suppose I could do a friend's cut since a lot of people don't comment on my posts, but eh.  I'm lazy and I don't care.  I don't unfriend people.

And you may now think I'm bitter.  I'm not mad.  Not having anything in common is a reason.  I just don't like it as a reason.

Now on to the day.  Same old, same old.  ALMOST finished with The Chronicles of Narnia.  Honestly, I think making The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe into a movie will be a bigger success than any of the others.  Although I do like The Magician's Nephew and think it would be a fun movie too.  Next up will be Al Franken's newest book.  The man cracks me up, I can't help it.

Also saw George Carlin's standup the other night.  I used to think he was a little lewd.  But now... God he's just so damn funny.  One of his rants was about abortion, which I loved.  Pro-choice.  And he also talked about gay marriage, and how it was a solution to abortion.  How can the Catholic Church be opposed to both?  Hehe, we have to watch that again.

My parents are funny.  When I told them I wanted to take a year off of school (I think this started about half a year ago) they totally flipped out.  My mother NEVER took a break between her numerous degrees, and my father went right into law school after he graduated from college.  I think they were afraid I'd drop like my younger cousins have, just at a later time.  That obviously is not the case, as I have this lovely job.  But my mother plowed ahead and printed up information about a counseling psychology graduate program at SCU.  She's a funny one.  At least the applications aren't due until April for the Fall.  But I have to take the GRE again.  And I can't mess it up this time.  I have three months.  This time I'm nailing this test in the ass.

I have to remember to go through Grandma's recipes when I get home.  She has recipes for banana nut bread and zucchini bread and pumpkin bread.  Mmm.  I'd better start baking again.  I'll start shipping those suckers out.

I think both of my bosses are out today.  Time to start relearning vocabulary again.

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I see now why I'm having such problems at work.  Everyone is assuming that I was taught everything I have to know by someone else.  I don't know how to make it clear to them that I don't know what I'm doing until they show me.  And of course they don't have the time to show me.  Well then, get ready for some mistakes, and it's sure as hell not my fault.  See, that's why I ask QUESTIONS.  How silly of me.  I've already gotten so many emails today asking "Oh, you've done this, right?", to which my answer is "No, would you mind showing me?" and then "Oh.  Well, just find someone to show you.  It's easy."  Grr.  I... just grr.


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These are supposedly 25 questions that no one would ever think to ask.

1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at?
My face and my figure.  I look at my legs a lot too, I've found.

2. How much cash do you have on you?
Maybe $60 or so.  It's all I'm giving myself for a week or two.  Maybe longer.

3. What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"?
She said pest, so I'm saying BEST!

4. Favorite planet?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell?
My friend Karyna, who I actually have to call back.  Oops.  That was from a few days ago.

6. What is your main ring tone on your phone?
La Traviata.  Sounds Italian.  I only use three rings, and they are all Italian.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
New dark pink shirt.

(no number 8???)

9. Name the brand of your shoes you're currently wearing?
Brown.  Brown shoes.  Also known as Josef Seibel.

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Bright.  With a window.

11. What do you think of the person who posted this before you?
I don't know her very well.  I probably scared her by saying I thought she was interesting.  I should read her journal more.

12. Ever "spilled the beans"?
I've accidently spilled my own secrets.  And one that I didn't know was a secret.

13. what were you doing at midnight last night?
Sleeping.  I think?

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
We do want to thank you.  Michelle blew a minor gasket, cried, and fell asleep.  You know we won't use it, it'll sit in the envelope and come home with us at Thanksgiving.  Grumble, grumble.  We love you, dude.

15. What's a saying that you say a lot?
I used to say "I beg your pardon?" a lot.  I usually throw around a lot of Sicilian sayings too.

16. Who was the last person you kissed?
I'd say Dash, but I went to lunch with Scott, so Scott.

17. Who told you they loved you last?
Scott wins again!

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Dash wins!

19 How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
I'm a digital girl these days too.  I think I do have one roll that I have to get developed, though.  Lord knows when it was taken.  But that's half the fun.

20. How many drugs have you done in the past 3 days?
Alcohol and caffeine, really.

21. favorite age you have been so far?
I think 20.  Good times.  Although 21 was great fun too.

22. Your worst enemy?
Loneliness, I suppose.

23 What is your current desktop picture?
A chocolate labrador.  Cutie too.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
Let's see, that was to Tyler:  probably just "uh huh" when he was giving me all this stuff to do.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to change a major regret, which would you choose?
Million bucks, hands down.  I live in the present, not the past.  It would be too painful.  I'd go for the money, pay off my school tuition stuffs, and donate most of it.

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