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God be with you 'til we meet again
Sunday, July 29, 2007
♦ 7/29/2007 10:08:00 PM 1 comments

You'll have to excuse me for a while. I've got some things that need mulling over in private and so shall not be posting until they've been sorted out. Yes, this means I'm going on hiatus again. I do not know how long it will last and I don't know that I'll even be taking time to read other blogs (unlike last hiatus). Just know that I haven't died and that prayers are appreciated.

Bug's Life
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
♦ 7/25/2007 12:56:00 AM 1 comments

At last count, 36 mosquito bites. My left foot looks like I have the freakin' chicken pox.

Lest you think I'm complaining about how I got them, though, I'm not.

Happy Monday?
Monday, July 23, 2007
♦ 7/23/2007 08:24:00 PM 2 comments

I just want you all to know that, while my weekend was a crazy, busy, whirl-wind of happenings, I enjoyed every second of it.

But now it is Monday. The dentist was evil to me, but not as evil as I expected him to be. My tooth is a little tender, though I have to say that at least he didn't go sticking any needles in my gums. That would not have been cool.

Meanwhile, I am now sort of preparing for tomorrow when I go and visit Dr. Kroger. This means going to work earlier than usual (especially since I only worked like... 2 hours today. Maybe 3) which means I really should sleep tonight since last night really didn't have a lot of sleeping involved, and, unlike someone else I know, I won't get to go home from work if I face-plant into my keyboard.

So, here's me, sort of signing out for the evening. Catch y'all later.

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Two Traveling Angels; a Svithe
♦ 7/23/2007 06:19:00 PM 0 comments

Yes, I am well aware of the fact that I am svithing a day late. Get over it. Because I have.

Anyway, I did not write the following, but rather received it in an email quite some time ago. I have no clue who the original author is.

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how she could have let this happen.

"The first man had everything, yet you helped him,” she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die."

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."

Now, here's my problem (one of many, I'm sure). When I receive an answer to prayer, I'm always expecting it to "come to pass" the way I want it to come to pass. Hardly ever does it happen like this, though. Like the angel said in the story above, things aren't always what they same (or what we expect). And, this time, I just have to say I am so not complaining.


The future of Cleaning Checks
Friday, July 20, 2007
♦ 7/20/2007 01:08:00 AM 1 comments

I hate cleaning checks. Yeah, I guess everyone pretty much does, but I seriously despise them. I'm always cleaning anyway, and then checks come around and my roommates get off home free without having to hardly lift a finger. Well, take this! I'm not going to be here next weekend! I'm not going to clean your stinkin' dirty messes! Honestly. Whoever came up with this system is/was a total dunderhead.

That being said, I think I'm going to clean out the fridge tomorrow. At least get rid of the old, nasty food and wipe off any sticky messes that may be hanging around. I'll probably also take out all the trash since Baby seems incapable of such a feat and SF is just too lazy to even bother more than once a week or so.

But next week! Next week they'll have to prove themselves clean, responsible adults because I won't be here to cover for them (and My K has left, too, so pretty much cleanliness isn't considered such a virtue around here anymore).

Haha! Suckas.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
♦ 7/18/2007 04:18:00 PM 1 comments

I am such an idiot.

Work allows me plentiful time to think. I mean, hello. I sit at a computer for at least 4 hours a day and have no use of my brain, so it goes off and wanders and thinks about deep* things. Today during my mind-numbing hours I had a sudden epiphany. Of course it will happen. Duh. God promised it, didn't He? So I should just quit the worrying and go on with things as normal.

Well, I suppose coming to this realization three months later is better than never, eh?

*This is all a matter of opinion, of course. You may or may not think that thinking about someone or something that is buried many feet below the surface is a deep thought.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

No More Flaking
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
♦ 7/17/2007 08:21:00 PM 0 comments

I have, at long last, gone to see the dermatologist concerning the lovely condition that has been plaguing me for nearly the past year. However, the dear ol' doc says it's most likely to get worse before it gets better, so... Meh.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


I just have one word for you.
♦ 7/17/2007 08:14:00 PM 0 comments

You know that scene in The Sound of Music right after Rolfe kisses Liesl? Allow me to quote her.


Good gosh, but I'm glad that's over with. Now onto more exciting things. Haha!

P.S. This post has absolutely nothing to do with kissing.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

Did you see that Llama, Mama?
♦ 7/17/2007 09:33:00 AM 0 comments

I went to Llama Fest over at the yonder Hare Krishna Temple this past weekend. It was pretty darned awesome and I'm excited for the next excursion to said location, whenever that may be. It was quite warm outside, though, and I kept hoping those clouds that seemed to be building on the horizon would drop some moisture (that's for you, My K) upon us, but it never happened.

I would say more about this excursion, but I fear stalkers and I've had enough of them to last me for, oh... a lifetime. (I mean, really, you'd think one would be enough...)

I must say, these weekly weekend adventures sure do help to make life worth living. Next weekend, possibly ghost towning. Heck yes. I am so excited.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Pioneer Day comes a week early
♦ 7/17/2007 09:11:00 AM 1 comments

Yesterday around 4:30 the power went out. And stayed out. And stayed out some more. This was a county-wide power outage. It got really hot inside, and was even hotter outside. I was beginning to contemplate jumping in my car and driving back up north, however there was also a very large accident in town that would have prevented me from getting very far very. Not to mention that I really don't have much gas in my car at the moment and I'm not sure if I could make it to the next county northward. It would not have been cool to be stranded on the freeway in the dead of summer (pun intended).

And then, miracle of miracles! But it started to rain. As soon as I realized what was going on, I darted outside and just stood in it (so much for straight hair, but it was totally worth it). I'm pretty sure some more fires were started due to the lightning; you could smell it in the air, the smoke mixed in with the rain. (Needless to say, I did not try catching raindrops in my mouth this time around. That could have tasted rather disgusting and I'm really not much of a person to go around enjoying the taste of ash and/dust.)

Anyway, the power was out for more than 4 hours and made for one heck of a hot evening until the AC really kicked into high gear and cooled the house down. It's sort of hard to sleep when you're dying of heat, especially when you've got a fur coat that has draped himself over your legs and won't budge.

So, today I am most appreciative of the pioneers who lived in this hot house without air conditioner or electricity. I am also most grateful for those wonderful inventors of our time. And for the internet, because it didn't start working again until this morning and I felt rather cut-off from the world all last night.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Pray Always; a Svithe
Sunday, July 15, 2007
♦ 7/15/2007 10:46:00 PM 1 comments

Co-worker The Cool was telling us a story on Friday. I don't know how he knows this kid, but that's not what is important.

Anyway, so in Primary or possibly in Family Home Evening, this small child was taught that he should pray always and about everything that was important to him or what have you. One day he was playing at the park, running around with a bunch of other small children. His mother, being the good mother that she is, was there keeping an eye on him. She's all thinking that her son is having a great time when suddenly he stops playing, folds his arms, and prays, "Dear Heavenly Father, please make these freakin' kids leave me alone so that I can have fun!" (To fully appreciate this, you'd have to hear The Cool tell this story. Sorry.)

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


Ghost Busters
Saturday, July 14, 2007
♦ 7/14/2007 01:49:00 PM 1 comments

I've come to the conclusion that I want to go on a few road trips and visit the ghost towns in the general vicinity of my living locations. You know, take pictures and all that, build up my portfolio a bit. Anyone interested in coming? I need help paying for gas.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Fainting Spells
Friday, July 13, 2007
♦ 7/13/2007 10:51:00 PM 0 comments

You might could guess by the title of this post how this story is going to end. This time there are no real surprise endings. At least, not really. I don't know, though, maybe you will be surprised; it's not often that you find someone as pathetic as I. But I digress. The cat's claw got me rather good tonight- I've got a good three inch gash down my arm now. Being used to the cat biting me all the time, I was pretty much OK about it. And then I looked down and noticed that it was bleeding. A good deal, too. And then I almost fainted. In fact, I was on the verge of fainting for at least half an hour. I'm pretty sure that even right now it wouldn't take much for me to black out. Cool, eh?

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

♦ 7/13/2007 10:43:00 PM 1 comments

On Airline's classifieds:
Looking for a FAT roommate
posted in Fresno (if you don't get it, look up the city code on any airline's web page).

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


♦ 7/13/2007 02:26:00 PM 1 comments

I win.

Meanwhile, I have finally acquired an appointment with the dermatologist next week for my eyelid condition. Hooray?

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Penny for your thoughts
♦ 7/13/2007 12:29:00 AM 1 comments

(So to speak. I'm not really going to give you a penny. Unless you're in the vicinity and you really, really want one. Then I might consider it.)

Do you think it's possible to love someone because of their imperfections, or only despite said imperfections?

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist
Thursday, July 12, 2007
♦ 7/12/2007 10:58:00 PM 0 comments

Ah, man! I have a freakin' cavity!

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Please Leave a Message at the Beep
♦ 7/12/2007 01:40:00 AM 0 comments

So this is pretty much a "note to self" type of post, and then I'm going to at least attempt to fall asleep. I've been trying to think of an awesome voice mail message for a while now. Once, when I was watching Gilmore Girls, Lorelai's answering machine came on and she said something along the lines of the standard blah blah blah and ended it by saying, "I can't think of anything cute to say, so leave a message. Oh! Puppies! Puppies are cute!" and I've thought about using that one for a while. Tonight, though, tonight I found something even better. I just have to memorize it first. I was watching Monk season 5 in which episode I was watching Monk goes blind; Dr. Kroger calls him because he missed his appointments and you get to hear Monk's way awesome "leave a message" message. Heck, yes. I should do it.

(P.S. the cat just climbed off of me. Victory!)

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Re: My Last Post
♦ 7/12/2007 01:29:00 AM 0 comments

I take it back. More like a 20 lb cat that twitches in his sleep and hogs the bed at the first opportunity given. Man, I'm totally roasting here; it's way too hot to have a fur coat on at night.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


Primary Colors
♦ 7/12/2007 12:58:00 AM 0 comments

So I'm bored and don't feel like sleeping yet. Get over it, OK? Plus, I've lost my chapstick. And I've got a 10 lb cat sleeping on my legs. It's all rather uncomfortable.

BLUES are motivated by INTIMACY. They seek to genuinely connect with others, and need to be understood and appreciated. Everything they do is quality-based. They are loyal friends, employers, and employees. Whatever or whomever they commit to is their sole (and soul) focus. They love to serve and give themselves freely in order to nurture others' lives. BLUES have distinct preferences and have the most controlling personality. Their personal code of ethics is remarkably strong and they expect others to live honest, committed lives as well. They enjoy meaningful moments in conversation as well as paying close attention to special life events (e.g. birthdays and anniversaries). BLUES are dependable, thoughtful, and analytical; but can also be self-righteous, worry-prone, and moody. They are "sainted pit-bulls" who never let go of something or someone, once they are committed. When you deal with a BLUE, be sincere and make a genuine effort to understand and appreciate them.

Drip, drip, drop
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
♦ 7/11/2007 07:14:00 PM 0 comments

Today, when I landed in Santa Horhe, it was raining. It was so weird! But rather welcome, don't get me wrong. Except that I didn't get to play in it because I had to go to stupid work.

It better rain again soon. I don't even remember the last time that it rained in this great state. And I better get to play in it!

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


On the Road Again
♦ 7/11/2007 07:45:00 AM 0 comments

I sure can wait to get on the road again...

Ahem. Sorry. Yeah, I was singin' the song. With my own lyrics, of course. And, man! Am I tired!

Right, so in about 10 minutes I'm hittin' the road and headed up to the airport so as to fly home. I get to work the rest of the week. Yuck. Just thought you'd all like to know so that you can take pity on me or something.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
♦ 7/10/2007 12:26:00 AM 1 comments

I am, once again, an invalid. The only thing I can attribute my severe back pain to is the excessive amounts of cleaning I've been doing lately. Apparently cleaning every day for hours on end is bad for you.... Huh. Go figure.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

Monday, July 09, 2007
♦ 7/09/2007 11:17:00 PM 0 comments

I don't know if you've noticed, but the end of summer is nigh at hand. It's kind of a bit of a bummer (I'll be honest here, though, I am looking forward to getting my routine back). I'm also finding that work is rather getting in the way of actually enjoying my summer vacation. Below you will find a short list of things I would like to accomplish (in no particular order) before September 4th (preferably before August 30, which is the day I am scheduled to move).

I'm open to other suggestions. However, one must realize that 10 days of my time are already occupied by a journey back east to visit my dad's parents. So, that sort of cuts into things a bit, doesn't it? Something tells me that I won't be able to do everything I want before my summer is over.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

Dear Sir,
♦ 7/09/2007 10:51:00 PM 0 comments

Please excuse me for clamming up this afternoon and becoming a tad bit irritable. It's just that you hit a nerve that I rather not discuss because I'm not ready to, yet. Please be patient with me.

P.S. You still owe me 83 cents.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

And on that note
♦ 7/09/2007 02:33:00 PM 2 comments

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Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


Back to the Future
♦ 7/09/2007 12:00:00 PM 0 comments

My mother and I went out to lunch last Tuesday, and, as people are wont to do when they get together, we had a little discussion on life and blah-dee-blah-dee-blah. (By the way, "want" and "wont" are weird words, too.)

Somehow we got on the topic of me and the way I view life. Or something. This is how my mother described it: "It's like you've planned everything out to the last detail. As far as you are concerned, it's already happened and you're just waiting for life to catch up to you. When it doesn't go exactly as you planned, you don't know what to do or how to deal with the situation. You've been that way your whole life. If we said we were going to leave at 9 for something and ended up being late, you'd start to get really anxious. If we said we were going to go somewhere or do something and ended up canceling, you'd be agitated and upset. Am I getting close?"

Umm... Yeah. I think she nailed it on the head. Funny, though. I've never been able to put words to it before. It's no wonder I put such value in having a set schedule.

So, thanks, Mom, for helping me to see life the way I see life.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


You know you're tired when...
♦ 7/09/2007 12:48:00 AM 0 comments

"Secret" is such a weird word. I mean, really! Say it! "Se-cret. Seeeecret. Seecrit? Secret, secret, secret." It even looks weird. I must be tired.

I am sooo well pleased with myself right now, though. Krishna, we need to talk. I have some... shall we say... theories? to run by you. Heck, yes. I've been putting my skills to work.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

The Interview; A Svithe
Sunday, July 08, 2007
♦ 7/08/2007 09:24:00 PM 0 comments

It's one of those Sundays where I haven't got a lot of brain power goin' on, so I'm sort of cheating at this Svithe (but at least I included a picture, right?).

Go here and click on "view presentation" or whatever it is that the button says.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


My Philosophy on Dating
♦ 7/08/2007 07:40:00 PM 2 comments

As much as I hate to admit it, the word "date" is frequenting conversations that I have these days. See, I am not like most girls I know (keyword being "most," there, so don't get all in a huff if you're not one of them and think I'm making a generalization about you, here). Most girls I know love dating. It's like their favorite activity. They can hardly contain themselves when they hear the word; they get all giddy and giggly and, quite frankly, it disgusts me. I hate, hate, HATE dating. The word itself causes me to wrinkle up my nose and sneer. Now, don't get me wrong, I'd love to be in a relationship with someone (granted, a rather certain someone), but I'd like to skip the whole "let-me-get-to-know-you-by-taking-you-out-on-frivolous-activities-that-may
-or-may-not-deplete the-man's-savings-account" bit. So here' is my philosophy on dating. I don't recommend it for everyone, by any means, but, you know. And because this is the online world where not everyone knows who I actually am, I've included a few items on here that have to do with that. Here you have it.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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Home Sweet Home
Friday, July 06, 2007
♦ 7/06/2007 12:17:00 PM 1 comments

Behold, the future of my home. Ohmigosh. I am so excited!

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


Tuesday, July 03, 2007
♦ 7/03/2007 01:35:00 PM 0 comments

Dear Lost and Found. Please turn on your phones and quit causing me stress! Thank you.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

Happy Returns Part 1; Tut
♦ 7/03/2007 01:14:00 PM 0 comments

So I went to the airport last night to meet my cousin off his plane from Mexico. Haha. I think he thought his parents had brought him someone to date or something because he clearly had no idea who I was. He shook my hand and his dad goes, "Well, give her a hug!" so he did, but it was a really awkward hug. And I laughed to myself. As we're standing at baggage claim waiting for his luggage to roll around, he kept staring at me. I'd smile at him and he'd kind of give me this goofy grin. Then we're walking to the parking lot to leave and I saw the light bulb go on in his head. It was so hilarious!

"So... Did you recognize me?" I asked.
"No. You look so different; you've changed a lot! I couldn't figure out who you were!" said he.

Ah, good times. Welcome home, Tut. You have been missed.

Happy Returns Part 2 will take place August 8th, assuming I can make it up to the airport to join the crowd, anyway.

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!


Cops and... Marbles?
Monday, July 02, 2007
♦ 7/02/2007 11:36:00 PM 0 comments

So this guy comes into work today. Beard. Odd clothes. No, seriously. ODD clothes. Anyway, Door Girl told him he couldn't come in or something because he wasn't obeying the honor code's dress standards or something. I was up at the info desk, so I dont' really know. But I guess Officer Cold escorted him out. A short while later, he comes back and sits down at a kiosk. Door Girl comes up to me all freaked out and I point her in the direction of Officer Cold again. Dear Officer watches Odd Dood for a while, then goes up to him and starts writing down some information or something before escorting him out again, this time calling for back-up. Back-up officers came and patrolled the floor for the rest of the hour or so. Odd Dood comes back. Odd dood talks to me. Officer Cold goes after him. Then he wouldn't spill the beans when he came back. And I thought we were friends. Go figure.

Seriously, though, someday I may find out what it was all about. Or didn't I tell you I'm thinking about Law Enforcement now?

Always remember: wherever you go, there you are!

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