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Subject:Etsy Store
Time:11:30 am
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I decided to go ahead and try to get in the game and start an Etsy store. I want to sell cute things I make and I talk about it - but I never do it! So here is my first attempt. Hopefully this will encourage/inspire more projects out of me.

Hope everybody had a good halloween. Mine was a bit stressful, as I was organizing the company halloween party (my own idea -blah!). But now that its over, I feel good about it. I also saw Joe's band play at Tir na Nog on Thursday and saw Goodbye, Titan on Saturday. So it was a relaxing weekend (minus being on call) and had good music. I'll try to upload pictures of my costume in the coming days.
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Time:11:56 pm
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I'm creeped out by how much I'm attracted to Rachel when she's dressed up as Joe.

X.X good greif Halloween. This is how you choose to begin?
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Subject:Long Term Planning
Time:12:59 pm
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Something is wrong with me. I know that. Haha.. but sometimes I let myself indulge in these crazy fantasies because it gives my brain something to keep busy with for a while.

Today I was wondering how I'd be able to live in my car and travel the country with max. I'm gonna dwell on this for a while and plot and plan. I doubt it'll ever happen - its kind of like the Thailand trip maybe. But I want to toss this around a while.
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Subject:Money
Time:11:35 am
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I paid all my bills and I'm feeling good ATM about money. That is a statement I don't get to say everyday. I mean I'm still about $7K in debt but I've been making steady payments and I feel I've seen the balances go down and I'm not running short on money and needing to use my cards at all lately. Maybe its because I haven't been going out to drink or to music shows for a while, but I've been so tired with my new schedule it hasn't been a money decision as much as an energy one.

Next weekend is Beth and Ian's birthday and I'd like to get them some nice gifts but I'm not really sure how much I should spend on them. I'm going to hit the internet and try to find some deals. EDIT* Well Beth's gift is really fun and ian's gift .. isn't. Haha -.-;; I got him the fundamentals of engineering study book and a resource guide that he will need to review for the exam, and I got Beth a fully loaded Mario cart bundle. Including one extra controller so all three of us can play, three steering wheels and of corse the game. I'm feeling pretty happy with myself - even though I spent more money then I intended.

In other hopeful news, I think the company will know soon where it stands on the budget. I might be reading things wrong, but lately my boss has been getting every ones evaluations in order - his reasoning so that they will be able to be paid the full amount that they've earned due to seniority. Right now they've freezed every bodies pay and reduced our wages by 3% because the government was cutting back on a lot of social programs that our nonprofit relies on to stay afloat, but none of that was set in stone until the budget for the next year was passed. If budget cuts aren't as bad as expected 5.5% we all get back the 3% in one nice big check for the past 3 months. OK its about $240, but that's $240 bucks I'd like to have. So hopefully that'll be coming my way .. or I'm misreading the whole situation and my boss likes to keep up with his evals more then anybody else in the company - well that wouldn't surprise me either.
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Subject:Always aJoeMaz fangirl
Time:12:04 pm
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Joe's band has been doing very well. Take a look at the I Was Totally Destroying It myspace to see all their tour dates! Last month they released a vynal and Oct 10th they are releasing a CD! Everybody should come out to the Cat's Cradle with me!! Support Joe and your ticket gets you a cd!

Anywho - here are some photos from the Vynal release at the Pinhook.

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OK - I realize this picture is ridiculously silly .. but I love it. You plays grandpas guitars.
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Subject:I just need time and everything is going to be covered
Time:12:10 pm
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I had an urge to write and get on the computer this morning. It might be this incessant rain that's been pouring down for over a week it feels. If you've written interesting things in your journal and want me to read it, leave me a comment. I went and read a few people's blogs .. mostly in longing of missing seeing them in person. I've been weary off social outings lately. Outings mean spending money, plus my schedule is so backwards from everybody else. I've been really missing Joe and Elene but there really isn't much I can do to see them. The running joke between be and Beth is we have to go to a show or eat in his section to get a word with Joe. Sometimes I take the distance in our friendship very hard.

Work is going very well. I've settled down into the schedule and have stopped suffering from slight stress and anxiety of the change. I've been plowing through my daily todo lists and I hope I'm impressing everybody with my attention to details and thorough attitude to all my responsibilities. All my employees seem to like me and respect me, even if I still feel like I'm not as useful on shift with the residents. I'll hole up in the office to get paperwork done and nobody holds it against me. I'm slightly annoyed how often I'm still getting the "How do you like Spring Glenn/your new position/the change question. I know people are just being polite or generally care, but when the same person asks multiple times a week - I guess I'm just starting to feel like they have no idea what else to talk to me about. I'm trying to be very approachable and its weird to be in a position where I actually feel like someones boss. People apologize when they come to ask me to do something or ask a question which I find absurd. I'd rather them ask and do a good job then not bother me and let something go undone. Anyway, I'm very happy I made this change and find the new house/boss/job VERY refreshing. I talk with my old peeps and see how they are still frustrated and I feel bad for leaving Quail Roost - but my intentions with staying with the company are way more long term then their own so its good I got out of that situation as don't get burnt out.

Other small notes. My coworkers think I love my dog more then Ian which isn't true - its just way more appropriate to tell dog stories then bf stories at work. The weekend of Oct 2 & 3 is going to be a huge blast! Its Beth and Ian's birthday as well as the adopting of Max and Doxie party weekend!

Emotional note. The weather is changing and I feel the excitement rattle through me. Fall and Winter bring out the romantic in me. Cups of Hot Chocolate. Big Warm Sweaters. Brisk walks with gloved hands. Smores. A Warm bed and the cold air that keeps me in it. The world turning blush and orange. Pumpkin cake and seeds. The reward of skin on skin when it finally contacts each other. Seeing your breath. Warm meals shared with others seems all the more rewarding. I'm so excited. I'm so so excited. I'm kind of emotional in general. I feel many things could make me cry on the drop of a dime nowadays. Two weeks ago I was at church and I saw all the married couples, expecting mothers and newlyweds and I seriously sat there and quietly cried to myself because of how bad that urge runs through my blood. I think the disappointment stems from just never really knowing if and when I'll ever have that. I'm a planner and its hard to enjoy the future when you have nothing to plan for. I mean I'm excited that next May me and Beth want to find a house with a yard and move together. But as much as we joke about being heterosexual life partners, and not breaking up the kids (our dogs), one day I'd like to be planning a future with a lover, not just a best friend.
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Subject:Likes and dislikes
Time:08:51 am
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I like how with fall comes chilly mornings. I'll go potty and run back to bed and kick my feet around and feel snuggly.
Mornings to myself.

I dislike: how when the dogs are thirsty they make this awful tongue smack noise. And they'd rather be thirsty then go downstairs and get out of bed.
My neighbors talking loudly outside for over an hour. It's hard to sleep in.
How I can never leave my job on time or get everything done or work fully on shift. I like it but there is so much that needs doing.
Never seeing Ian or beth on weekdays. They are in bed before I get home from work.

I wish I had more likes. Everything else that comes to mind is todo stuff.
Pay bills
sew costumes (1 Lolita one piece one bunny costume)
play some ff12
exercise daily
get flu shot and hair cut
work work work
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Subject:Dog torture
Time:07:56 pm
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Sam nudged me, so I guess I should update...

I worked my first week at my new job and it went quiet well. Its the same job but more work because its 3 times the amount of paperwork because I have 15 residents. I'm supposed to work on shift and fill out their daily documentation while balancing sequestering myself in an office and doing other projects as well. That part stresses me out - and shower time because getting 3 or 4 people ready for bed is very difficult when they all are doing it at the same time and if you don't catch them at the right moment they'll help themselves to sleep without completing all the personal care that should be done. I'm sure with time everything will become routine and less stressful.

We got bored and shaved the dog today.


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Time:12:41 pm
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That's my pretty new car! I named it Hugi. I went with the Honda Fit Sport. It was an extra $2k, but I felt the extra additions like cruise control were worth it. The Yaris would have been more affordable but it wasn't as pleasing to the eye to me, although the lifetime warranty it came with was appealing. I love my car every time I look at it and it feels like I've been driving it all my life. I folded down the back seats to a flat bed so it is more like the jeep and I can't complain about having a radio and AC and locked doors and good gas mileage (my average is 26.6 mpg right now). Through the state credit union I have a 3.9 interest loan so its like I just have another student loan .. lol. I need to be less frivolous with my money now to afford it but I have no regrets.

Other things to note, Ian rocks my world. Gray Young is playing at the Cat's Cradle and that's awesome. Tomorrow is my last day of work till the weekend = Awesome. I've started exercising regularly and my cold is finally getting better. Job interview Friday and then Joe's Vynal Release show that night - You should come out - Pinhook in Durham! And Saturday I'm headed up to Lburg to see JesJes and Anne's new house!

Maybe the next update will have some pictures from my Florida vacation and the New Jersey anime convention huh?

Bonus video of me playing with Kaneaux and a balloon
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Subject:Job and Boy update
Time:12:28 pm
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I'm afraid of my friends page. I haven't checked in in two weeks .. so i dunno if I'll ever get caught back up - I imagine I won't. So if there is any interesting going on in your life, please call me or lets hang out, because I care, I just have no interest in keeping up through this media. I'm gonna keep updating here sporadically because I want to remember whats going on in my life.

Things are good. I didn't get the promotion, so I was disappointed - but Beth did and my first reaction was to be happy for her before confronting my own dissatisfaction. Its a promotion I've wanted for over a year so of course I'm upset that I was the runner up - but I always try to look at the bigger picture. I've put in a letter of interest to transfer to a new location with a similar job that's a little bit of a mix of the job I have now and the promotion I wanted. Its Monday through Friday 2pm-10pm. Not as good of hours as the SDSC position but I'd still have Saturdays and Sundays to visit my brother and grandma on the weekends. Again its all wait and see.

The new trade in deals makes buying a car very attractive. Ian has been helping me research stuff and I've taken some online tests (lol) and I'm tossing around the idea of test driving a Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa - although I like the Fit best. The main challenge is the Jeep is still in my mom's name even though I'm the one who paid for it. At the time I was just a high schooler and it was easier to get the name in her name and pay her monthly. Now the law says you must have owned the car for a year and so she can't sign it over to me before we try to trade it in .. so will there be complications with the financing if we try to get a new car? We are gonna go test drive cars tomorrow and talk to people about how it would work. I don't think my mom has good enough credit that I'd be able to finance through her again. I have good credit but can you pay for a vehicle that's not in your name? I dunno .. lots of stuff to figure out.

Ian moved in last week. I was nervous because it was kind of a quick decision we made and we'd never spent more then 24 hours with each other prior to him moving in. So far, so good. ^.^ I enjoy having him around, Beth seems to not mind the extra boy and dog around the place, we've tucked his stuff away so that it doesn't seem too over crowded and he seems comfortable. The dogs play all the time. I dunno, this seems to be working and he's planning on crashing her for about two months or however long it takes for him to find a job and move closer to it.

That's some of the stuff going down. Maybe I'll upload pictures some day.
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