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Aug. 13th, 2009

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I am so very sick of my family nagging me. I do not live at home, but they still nag me about everything. Hunting a job, they nag me about that, as if I'm not doing enough. What -can- I do beyond job searches, applications and submitting resumes? I sure as hell can't make anyone hire me.

Finishing up my degree, I get nagged about that. They act like I should be finished already, seeming to think if I just put my mind to it I can complete it in one night or one week. I wish! The data analysis is going to be hard for me, since I'm having to learn the cursed program to actually code it. It's time-consuming and I need occasional breaks from staring at code all day long.

And now my mom is pushing me to get my cat put to sleep, just because she requires special food and it's more expensive than the other cat food. What the hell is wrong with my family?

Jul. 26th, 2009

Another overdue update

Alive and kicking. Still plugging away at the research, going to the University at least once a week. Hanging out with friends at the music store, being silly. Going to a hispanic dance tonight. Hopefully there will be plenty of other non-Spanish speakers there for me to chat with, since I won't be dancing!

Jun. 25th, 2009

Alive!

Not really feeling very "posty" at the moment, but I figured I was overdue to say something here. So, basics: I'm alive. It's summer, and it's hot. I'm not sleeping well, and I'm grumpy. I think that covers everything for today. I'll try to post again soon, with more upbeat stuff, and fewer commas. Next time: semi-colons!

May. 30th, 2009

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Ooookay, I should probably check my email more than once a month. And maybe post here too. Several online friends were worrying because I hadn't been around that they'd noticed. I've been very active on facebook, but not here or MSN... Bad me.

Mar. 30th, 2009

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Things have been rather blah lately. Not that my Florida vacation wasn't a lot of fun, since it was. DisneyWorld was enjoyable as always, and the part before that was actually even cooler. I got to see a shuttle launch. Not from onsite at Cape Canaveral, but from a causeway nearby. Amazing experience. My brother, bless him, put up with me texting him nearly every day to check on Pieprz, Bob, and the other pets. They're all fine, of course.

But back at home, I've barely felt like resuming my prior life. I hardly ever log into MSN anymore and I rarely bother checking my gmail account. I've been a little busy with work, but not that busy. Seems like I just ...need a change of pace for a while, I guess. So, I'm doing stuff around the house and yard, getting ready to reinstall installation below the house, trying not to let the cows scare me to death when I'm out there working... and spending every evening winding down with Bejeweled 2. Well, and some music, too.

It's been a great week for music. I've learned about some artists I'd never heard of before, some new and some not. Got reminded of some of my old faves, as well. So I've spent a fair amount of time listening to music and checking out artist websites.

Mar. 7th, 2009

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I am ...angry beyond words at D. He hasn't put a headstone on the grave. His wife of nearly ten years, and ...all she has is this tiny marker on the ground. It's been two fucking years since she died, could he not have scraped up a little money in that time to put a marker down? Something you don't have to lean down to the ground to read... I hate him right now, I really do.

Mar. 6th, 2009

A Grumpy Gus

I'm oddly irritable today, with no idea why. Everything is annoying me. The thought of going to work, the thought of coming home, studying, everything. Maybe I just need a break, some time away from my familiar environs. Too bad it's a touch too chilly to go to the zoo yet. That would be a nice getaway.

Mar. 3rd, 2009

Venting

Human Anatomy is kicking my butt. Well, studying it is. Haven't actually taken any of the tests yet to get my arse kicked on. But all these terms to memorize. ARGH!

Today is Long Bone Day. 'swhat I'm calling it, anyway. I can tell you their are four types/classifications of bones, and that long bone is one of them (long, short, flat, irregular). And after that, it gets insane. Osteon (Haversian system), osteoblasts, osteoclasts, osteocytes, Haversian canals (central canals), lamellae, lacunae, canaliculi, Volkmann canals (perforating canals) and so on.... *head-desk*

I -will- finish this lesson today, though. Back to the grind now.

Feb. 26th, 2009

Grumpy

As you can see from the title, I'm grumpy this morning. Who wouldn't be, after the night I've had. I had trouble getting to sleep for all my coughing, and then I woke up every two or so hours. This last time has been the worst. Can't seem to get back to sleep, and other things are bothering me now too. Nothing I want to write about, other than to grumble a bit, since it has to do with some former friends and such. Not entirely "unfriends" now, but not exactly friends either. I guess I need more of a life to distract me. I usually have work and such to do the trick, but being sick has limited that the last two weeks. Plus, I want more to life than work and home repair and such.

Anyway, enough whining. I'm going to go find a sleeping pill and get some sleep before my unwanted trip today. *is annoyed with parents, too*

Feb. 25th, 2009

Remodel and randomness

The home improvement tasks are progressing reasonably well. My brother still hasn't installed that outlet, but it's not a huge deal (okay, yes it is). The floor needs sanding and varnishing, but looks great. Next major tasks are painting the living room (which I've postponed because I'm sick) and putting in the new kitchen cabinets, the base cabinets only. For now, I'll stick with the ugly upper cabinets. They're at least more functional than the current base cabinets, even if they're not as well-designed as I'd like.

I've sort of started a new "exercise program" ...sort of, because I got sick right when I was going to start it, so I can only do so much right now. It's really hard to do a lot when dealing with major head and chest congestion. Ugh, the phlegm-y cough is driving me nuts. But, I've eaten lots of nice new things lately! Sort of a diet, but it doesn't feel like a diet. I'm enjoying the foods I've eaten so far, though the Napa cabbage will take a bit of getting used to, and I will never eat celery again, diet or not. I just hate the taste and texture of it, which is such a shame, since it has to be really rich in fiber. The one dessert I've tried so far is this apple crisp thingy, which is so delicious it's all I want to eat. Fresh apples, chopped, sprinkled with a squeeze of lemon juice (fresh lemon, sliced). Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon, add in some raisins and Kashi Go-Lean Crunch cereal (a tablespoon or so per apple, I think), then bake for 30 minutes or so. It can be eaten just like that or with a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt. ~That~ is my preferred method, that yogurt makes it taste like hot apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Well, time to log off again and rest... plus, I can't stand the skanky-looking girl in the advertisement on this page. Seriously, those short-shorts look like she's got a diaper on under them. I do like the dino on the tee, though, even if I can't read the text (other than Rawr!)

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