Monday, June 30, 2003

Hi. Yesterday at Pete's grandparents' we decided to announce our engagement. Okay really it was more of a waiting to see if either Pete's mum or his Nan noticed my ring. Both Pete and I thought his Nan would notice it first... anyway we had dinner and still no one noticed grr. Funny thing was I sitting right across from Pete's mum and started just obviously trying to get her to nice it... did it work no hehe. So in the end Pete ended up asking his mum to look at my hand. I showed it to her and it even took her a minute to notice it. hehe. She was like "You got engaged ??!!!" ummm yeah. So she said congratulations and asked Pete why he didn't tell her. Anyway the reaction was good :) Pete's nan also said congratulations and Pete's dad had funny comments about him moving out - which was expected hehe. Today while we were in town we ran into Pete's mum's friend's daughters and told them :) They're really sweet and said congrats too. Keeley even asked if we set a date ;) WE said no of course ;) Anyway not too much going on here - I wanted to tell me mom over the phone but it never seems to be the right time. I will eventually though ;) Well best be off her! I'll tell you when I have a picture online of my ring ;)

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Hello from Essex!!

Wow its still so early here but I feel like its mid-afternoon at least! Everything during the journey went well. I even saw Mr. T at the St. Louis Airport! No JOKE ! I really did! I will upload the pics when I can get the program for the digital camera on a computer here. It was so funny!! He was really nice! I didn't get a picture with him personally I just took pics of him with other ppl ;) I got into the UK at around 6:40am GMT. By around 7:45am I was with Pete and his friend heading to the car park hehe. So that was the early morning. I stil have more news..

At around 10:30AM GMT Pete got out a gorgeous white gold diamond ring and asked me to marry him!!!!!! Of course I said YES!!! hehe. The ring has one larger diamond and two slightly smaller diamonds on either end and the band is kinda curvy on top and bottom of it. I've never seen anything like it and I LOVE IT So MUCH!

Anyway, we haven't really told anyone in our families yet, we're trying to decide who and when but we think everyone will be happy for us! So SHHHH don't tell anyone in oru families!

Oooo and a very Happy Birthday to Jennie!!!

I'll be back around sometime soon! BYE!!! :)

Friday, June 27, 2003


Well I'm all dressed and ready to go - will leave the house whenever my mom is showered and dressed :) We have to make a few stops on the way so its not like we'll be hours early as my mom always needs to make stops! Anyway I will be sure to post from Pete's the first day or so to let everyone know I'm safe and sound! After that I won't be posting much - especially the first week as Pete is off work :) Anyway wish me luck on the plane and the connecting flight! Saint Louis and London here I come!!

Thursday, June 26, 2003

200 Miles Under my Walk-Away Belt

Yay I have walked 200 MILES!!! Wow I feel accomplished, but a bit disappointed I haven't lost really any weight - but I have become more toned and lost a few inches on my waist and hips I think. Still have a long way to go! I haven't really done anything else today but that. Ooo I did make my mom and I some french toast (I believe they call them egg slices in the UK?) Its bread dunked in egg and milk and then toasted in a pan - mmmm yummy! Anyway I think tonight we're having a nice dinner as a family for my going away, my little brother (who is taller than me) is also going away with is friend's family to Tennessee over the weekend so its a join going away thing ;) I'm sure I'll be on later to say a final farewell before I depart tomorrow!!
Oooo new blogger. Very cool.

Give me a ticket for an airplane...

Wow this time tomorrow I will be getting ready to leave!!! ah!!! I feel a bit nervous actually, which is making me feel kinda nausous. Anyway I couldn't sleep anymore so I thought I'd come on here and see if I could post. Now that I can I dunno what to post about - hmmmm.

I'm almost completely done packing - just a few little last minute things to add like my toothbrush and razor etc. I'm actually shocked I got everything into my one big suitcase. I remember the last time I went to the UK for this long I took two big cases - but I have since then minimalized my life hehe okay maybe not. I just don't want to have to try to lug two cases around its so much easier with one! Today I have to finish packing and clean - yipee.

Wednesday Wish

What historical event do you wish you could have been present for ?

Hmmm okay I'm a totally freak - but I would have loved to be around for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer (Princess Diana)! I know I know I'm weird! I've always been interested in royalty and I love weddings and that was the most elaborate one of them all - at least in recent history! Pretty sad when you think of the end results but still it would have been great to be there!

Wednesday, June 25, 2003


The excitement about leaving on Friday has really hit me in the last hour or so! I can't believe I will be leaving in 3 days!!! I'm really excited about seeing Pete again, for some reason I won't really feel totally excited about it until I get into Gatwick. Hopefully all will go well in Immigration and Baggage Claim - so I won't be in there for like 2 hours before I get to go and find Pete! Either is friend or his mum is bringing him to the airport. I always find it nerve-racking to search for him when I get out into the airport area where everyone is - maybe because its always like 6 months in between meetings so I forget really what he looks like in person, or maybe its just the excitement of it all. Last time I actually had to turn around and look for him again as I didn't see him - I actually recognized him from the back of his head and said something like "hey!!" and then he turned around hehe. ;) Wonder how it will happen this time! Well best be off and to bed soon as I have to get up early tomorrow to go to some farmer's market thing with my mom and sis ;)

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Tuesday This-or-That

1. Surf sites at random, or do you have a list of regular reads ?

Usually regular reads, something if I'm bored I go to random sites like LOL

2. Do you visit mostly blogs, or news or other sites ?

Mostly blogs or internet romance site/yahoo groups

3. Do you go online every da, or just a couple of days a week ?

When Pete and I are apart everyday to talk to him and goof around online. When we're together I try to limit my online time so we can cuddle ;)

4. Do you allow comments on your blog, or not ?

On my zonk board but thats about it

5. Do you shop online at all, or at regular stores ?

I usually shop online for stuff I can't find in regular stores like some DVDs, wine glass charms and stuff like that

6. Have you ever done online bill-paying/banking, or not ?

Ummm my account is able to be accessed through the internet but I have never done that

7. Which news site do you prefer?

Gotta say I really don't look at news sites, the most news I see online is on the front page of the earthlink open page thingy

8. Live chat rooms, or message boards ?

Hmph I haven't been in a chatroom in AGES and really hate them - though Pete and I used to go into private chats and annoy other ppl in them on AOL early in our relationship. So I guess message boards, but I prefer groups better

9. Instant messaging or email ?

IM'ing! I love IM'ing ppl, I only email them if I can't get a hold of them through IM. I email Pete from my cell phone usually if I can't get online to chat via IM.

10. Yes or no: have you ever met, or at least talked on the phone with, another blogger? If not, would you want to ?

Hmmm nope I haven't - mostly because I'm not comfy talking on the phone with ppl that don't know about my speech impediment and partly because I really haven't met a blogger that wants to talk to me on the phone - yes I'm the blogging outcast! (JK) Actually the only person I met in person and talked on the phone with that I met online was Pete, though I have met his friends through him on the internet and then in person but never anyone else.

Wow only 4 more days til I'm in England and 3 before I leave!!!

Yesterday my mom, my brother and I went shopping at walmart for some stuff. I got about 6 pairs of capri pants for my trip - 2 jean colored ones, one white, one tan, and another I can't remember off the top of my head. Since I'm relatively short for the size I wear - they're a bit long on me so they look like cropped pants instead of capris but I like them :) I got a really cute pair of babydoll style pajamas, socks, underwear and some bathroom stuff. Today we went to a few other stores and I got a battery put in my watch, and some face wash. My mom was nice enough to get Pete sneakers (UK trainers) for him for his bday as I already have bought him something ;) So we picked out those and then ended up going home. We stopped at a garden park on the way back from our house, we've been going there since my brothers and I were little but hadn't been there in awhile. They made improvements to it but I like it the way it was. Hmmm would be a good wedding location - see how I think ? hehe.

I wasn't able to get back in time to get online and chat with Pete before he had to go to bed :( I feel really bad that we haven't been able to chat a lot in the last few days but we'll be together soon so I don't think he's too worried or upset and he knows I'm getting stuff done in time for the trip. I might send him an ecard later so tell him how much I love him ;)

I actually did my walking today ;) I sweated a lot - as I haven't done it in a long time! Felt good though I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow morning though. I really wanna get up to 200 miles before I leave so I need to do 3 more miles before Friday! I'm starting to pack up my stuff I need to bring with me ;) I really hope I can fit it all into one suitcase with my carry-on! Yes I over-pack!!

Monday, June 23, 2003

Hi hi. I have changed the graphics on my homepage to a more patriotic 4th of July theme as I will be in England on the 4th and not online much as Pete has the whole of next week off ;)

QOTD #36

What does your week have in store? Appointments, occasions etc?

Wow good question for today/this week :) On Friday I'll be beginning my journey to the UK via St. Louis at about 12:45pm. Today I should be going shopping a bit later with my mom. Tomorrow some more shopping, Weds we'll spending time with my sister, and Thursday I'll be packing and stuff ;) I might get my hair cut sometime before Friday - if not I'll just get Pete's mum to do it while I'm in England as she's a hairdresser and it will be free hehe.

Hola (thats about the most Spanish I know - even after 2 and a half years of it in HS)

T minus 4 days until I leave !!! ahh!! So much to do! Hopefully I'll get most of the shopping done today. Yesterday I spent a little while straightening up my closet and re-organizing my drawers. I tried tons of stuff on that doesn't fit me anymore *sob* Grrrr. Some of the stuff I can get on but I need to lose about an inch in my waist and hips for them to fit right, and others I can't even get up far enough to button them! UGH Thats the thing with my walking - I didn't do enough firming for my upper thighs - so I lost weight and gained muscle in my legs but I still have to work on my upper thighs, hips and waist. I will take both of my dvd's to England so when Pete's at work I can do them :) After doing that I ended up going to my friend Tiffany's house and then we all went to the movies and saw Bruce Almighty - which I thought was pretty funny and it had some funny biblical references in it like he parted a bowl of tomato soup (kinda a red sea) and thought of this program called Yehweh (old testament term for God - kinda like Yahoo hehe.) After that we made dinner at Tiff's and then I came home. I got a new wallet and a pair of earrings at Beall's Outlet on the way home from the movies with Tiff and Sara :) Well best be off !

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Erm Tourists

Growing up here in FL there is one thing I hate - stupid tourists. Not saying all tourists are bad or anything, especially the ones that leave good tips for the maids (in our case me and my dad.) But then there are the stupid ones. They can be in hurds or on their own, but they're still just as stupid. They run across the street from the beach to where-ever they are going without much concern about getting ran over - because they think you owe them something because they are spending their money in your town. Ugh. These stupid people also come into the office of motels and ask really stupid questions, one such conversation went on today between my uncle and a said stupid tourist:

My uncle: Hi how may I help you ?

ST: How much would it be for a room for one person ?

My uncle: that would be $60 plus tax

ST: Is that an ocean view room ?

MU: Yes, that means it is not directly on the ocean but against the main building so you have to go outside to see the ocean.

ST: Oh so you don't have any ocean fronts ?

MU: We only have one and its rented

ST: Oh. And do you have to carry your luggage up the stairs ? (Keep in mind said stairs are about 5 of them and this woman only wanted to room for a night so how much luggage could she have ??!"

MU: Ummm yes.

ST: Thank you (she exits)

Keep in mind this isn't like a really posh hotel or anything, but rather a small family own and operated motel with 10 units on the ocean. Grrr I hate people ::singing the song:: (My dad made up a "I hate people" song hehe)

Anyway such is my life - an American version of Fawlty Towers! Where I would be Polly!!
Erm Tourists

Growing up here in FL there is one thing I hate - stupid tourists. Not saying all tourists are bad or anything, especially the ones that leave good tips for the maids (in our case me and my dad.) But then there are the stupid ones. They can be in hurds or on their own, but they're still just as stupid. They run across the street from the beach to where-ever they are going without much concern about getting ran over - because they think you owe them something because they are spending their money in your town. Ugh. These stupid people also come into the office of motels and ask really stupid questions, one such conversation went on today between my uncle and a said stupid tourist:

My uncle: Hi how may I help you ?

ST: How much would it be for a room for one person ?

My uncle: that would be $60 plus tax

ST: Is that an ocean view room ?

MU: Yes, that means it is not directly on the ocean but against the main building so you have to go outside to see the ocean.

ST: Oh so you don't have any ocean fronts ?

MU: We only have one and its rented

ST: Oh. And do you have to carry your luggage up the stairs ? (Keep in mind said stairs are about 5 of them and this woman only wanted to room for a night so how much luggage could she have ??!"

MU: Ummm yes.

ST: Thank you (she exits)

Keep in mind this isn't like a really posh hotel or anything, but rather a small family own and operated motel with 10 units on the ocean. Grrr I hate people ::singing the song:: (My dad made up a "I hate people" song hehe)

Anyway such is my life - an American version of Fawlty Towers! Where I would be Polly!!

Saturday, June 21, 2003


You are very perceptive and smart. You are clear and to the point and have a great sense of humor. You are always learning and searching for understanding.

Find out your color at!

[take the test] - [by]

Hehe Fun Quizzes!
The Prince turns 21

Anyone who knew me in high school, knew one thing about me - I was obsessed with Prince William most of my freshman year and even before that. Actually the climax of this obsession hit about the end of 8th grade. Hmmm how things change! I still find Prince William to be attractive, though in recent pictures his nose has grown and he has developed a somewhat horsey appearence, but oh well. Today he turns 21, which somehow makes me feel very old even though I am 2 years younger, maybe its just that fact that I have 'watched him grow up.' I feel sorry for him really for obvious reasons. Anyway Happy Birthday Prince William because I'm sure you read my blog and just can't get enough of me! ::dreaming::

In other news, this time next week I'll be in England!! yay!! Hmph so much to do before I leave on Friday! I got an email from Pete saying he won't be online until 9am so I have half an hour to waste. Its so nice to not really have anything intellectual to do, but I have so many practical things to do that I put off before when I had intellectual things because I knew I would have this week, so now I'm rushed! I need to go showing for some jeans/trousers (I won't call them pants on here as thats UK terms for underwear - need to get those too though.) I saw something yesterday in St. Aug I might get Pete as a funny gag gift present - I can't tell you what it is though as he might read it on here. Well plans for today include working at the motel and maybe doing something with my friends - although I dunno if any plans will pan out today! Hmph. I shall be on later I suppose!

Friday, June 20, 2003

Friday Five (

1. Is your hair naturally curly, wavy, or straight? Long or short ?

Hmmm hard to describe my hair - its naturally wavy/curly until it gets a bit past shoulder length then it'll go straight as the wave/curl is weighed down.

2. How has your hair changed over your lifetime ?

Ummmm when I was born I had ash-blonde hair. When I was like one and two my hair was like blonde with a bit of a red tint to it. Then when we moved down here (to FL from NJ) being in the sun a lot my hair got more blonde. If I go out in the sun a lot over the summer my hair will get blonde, as I haven't been out a lot so far this year its dark / ash blonde.

3. How do you normally wear your hair ?

I usually have my hair up in a pony tail, especially if its wet or its really hot out. Sometimes I wear it down but I always have to have hair tie around so I can put it up if I want.

4. If you could change your hair this minute, what would it look like ?

Well I'm planning on getting it trimmed to how I had it cut last time I went (late April) so I guess it would look like that.

5. Ever had a hair disaster ? What happened ?

Hmph I have had a few bad hair cuts, ones I really didn't like, but it grew back and everything was okay hehe.

Morning darling ones

Yay I survived!! All I have to do is go to school and turn in my paper and I'm DONE! Wooohooo. Where is new blogger ? Yesterday I decided to make a new blog, it was going to be "Notes from a Small English Town" so that I could record all the quirks of Wickford in a blog when I get there but I decided to delete it as the layouts on 'new blogger' didn't really do anything for me. So my question is why am I not seeing 'new blogger' the only reason why I know it even exists is because when I went to go make that new blog they said that every new blog has to be on the 'new system' its a bit weird actually - but cool looking, looks simpler than this version but I doubt if it is hehe. Anyway I really should go and shower so that I can go to the motel and then my mom and my great aunt and I can go to St. Augustine and get some errands done so I never have to go back there again until Sept!!! wooohooo! I can't believe in a week I'll be heading to the airport to begin my journey!!! yay!!!!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2003

Which flock do you follow?
this quiz was made by 3 for Thursday (#35):

1. What are 3 things unique about you?

I've been in an LDR for almost 5 years with Pete and we met on the internet. I don't drink, and ummm I have a weird looking tongue.

2. What are 3 funny/strange/wacky talents you have?

Hmmmm I need to think about this one!! ::thinking::

3. What are 3 of your best traits?

Hmmm I dunno if they mean physical traits or personality traits.
Physical: eyes, chest, hair.
Personality: sense of humor, sarcasm, understanding

BONUS: What is the most outlandish thing you’ve ever done?

Hmmmm not very outlandish but once at the Outback my friend Sara and I ate a whole thing of butter for the bread just plain...thats the only one I can think of at the moment! Sara and I also made up songs about our HS teachers and stories too (with Tiff and Becca hehe)

Yay my finals are done! I dunno how well I did - probably not great but at least its over! I'm still at school working on my paper - I think I'm pretty much done so I might go home soon. Plus its FREEZING here in the library! And I have a sweatshirt!! Ahhhh!! Hmph
I should be studying or working on my paper but alas I am not. Brrr I have been studying all day pretty much - well not so much studying as writing out info for my study guides to be able to study - I do a lot better if i right things out in order to remember them so thats what I do. Hmmmm seems as though Pete and I have been talking about the same song to each other without knowing it - its by Evanscence (sp?) - what a cool name for a band first of all! Anyway I've always heard of it as "Fallen" on the radio but thats the actual album name - the title of the song is something else hmmm anyway. Best be off here I guess hehe.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Morning. Hmmmmm a good 12 hours of sleep under my belt hehe. I went to bed really early about 9am because I was so tired (mentally exhausted I think - also it probably has something to do with my eyes grrr) Anyway this is my last Weds off woohooo so I'm spending it in proper study fashion - of course because I have too finals tomorrow and a paper due now on friday. I'm getting really excited about going to England and seeing Pete again :) I actually am going to get my mom to call the airline and confirm the flight as I'm all paranoid because I have an eticket (Ugh I hate those things!) Call me oldfashioned but I like getting a proper ticket. That reminds me I found this site a few weeks ago on google or something...its Go to it its a hoot! You actually recommend boyfriends through this questionairre its so weird! I know I met Pete online and stuff but that was like a chance meeting thing I didn't go to searching for one! I think thats the funniest thing about being in a internet based relationship for as long as we have - in the beginning it was almost unmentionable that we met on the internet, now everyone does it. Which is good because I don't get crazy looks as much as I used to - well until I tell them how old I was (14) and how old he was (20) hehe. Anyway I'm off to shower and do some studying ! Ta-ta for now!

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Good news!

Oooo my American Lit professor has extended our papers to be due on Friday yay!! Of course she couldn't have done so last week and not make us STRESS OUT over doing EVERYTHING in a matter of days, but her husband is letting his class have until Friday she it was fair that she let us...grrr duh. Well I'm happy about that. But it means I'll have to go to school on Friday to drop off the paper, but I would have had to go there anyway to sell back my American Lit books ugh oh well its ALMOST OVER!
Tuesday This or That

1. Newspapers or magazines?
Hmmmm magazines, although now that I am almost done with my Mass Comm class I realized most of the magazines are advertisements and very little interesting information but oh well

2. Books-on-tape or regular books?

Regular books - I need to be able to re-read certain parts if I don't understand them

3. Paperback or hardcover?

Paperback are cheaper but hardcover is easier to read without having to hold it open ;)

4. Fiction or non-fiction?

I like fiction but I am also currently into travel writers such as Bill Bryson.

5. Sci-Fi/Fantasy or romance novels?

I hate Sci-Fi/Fantasy so I'd rather have a good romance novel if I had to choose!

6. Borrow from library or buy books (either new or used)?

Ummm library is more affordable especially if you end up hating the book, but I LOVE to buy books! I have so many that I still haven't read!

7. Subscribe to magazines or buy on newsstand?

Newsstand usually, its cheaper as you aren't committed to buying one very month

8. Current best-sellers or classic literature?

Either one depending on my mood

9. Read books once, or re-read favorites every so often?

Ummm I like to re-read books but I don't really get the time I only end up reading them once most of the time

10. Here in the U.S., we have two hot best-sellers...former First Lady Hillary Clinton's memoirs, and the new Harry Potter book (coming out June 21). If you had to read one, which one...Hillary or Harry? Why?

I would go with Harry Potter, I only read the first one, and my friends are total Harry Potter freaks so they would make me if I had that choice hehe. Plus I don't care what Hilary Clinton has to say!

Morning. I feel relieved. My brother got into a car accident last night - he's okay though. My uncle called at about 11pm last night and told my mom, she then went to the hospital as that was where he was. I'm not really sure what happened but my mom said a crazy lady hit him and he ended up swerving into a pole or something...thankfully he was wearing his seatbelt so he wasn't hurt but I suspect the car is totalled as it was only a little 2 seat Geo convertable. Anyway so I'm glad he's okay, he's been a jerk lately but he's a 17 year old guy so I guess it comes with the territory. I feel bad for him as he has only had his license since December and has been in 3 accidents, this was the only serious one and only 2 of which were his fault. Anyway gotta head to class!

Monday, June 16, 2003

Heeeelllllloooooooo.... How are you ????!!!!!

I'm hot and busy. Hot because our AC is messed up again soo my mom decided to turn it off for awhile. Hmmm ugh! I just got home a little while ago, I stayed at school for a few hours to work on my final paper for my American Lit class which is due on Thurs ugh! So much to do....well I'm going to go and try to cool off and do some more work Grrr I can't wait until Thurs afternoon!!!! And then next Friday and Saturday!!!

"Question of the Day"

Week # 29

1) What makes you happy ?

Being with Pete, or family or friends (or all) and having a good time.

2) What makes you sad ?

Being to far away from Pete :(

3) What makes you laugh ?

Good Jokes, funny stuff, my friends, Pete, my family (some of them), funny movies, other people's stupidity etc

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Unconscious Mutterings hmmmm
  1. Arbitrary:: unimportant
  2. Sweatshop :: child labor
  3. Cotton ball:: washing my face
  4. Intimate:: empty house
  5. Forgotten:: lost
  6. Photography:: smiles
  7. Secretary:: glasses
  8. Stadium:: boredom
  9. Purpose:: unknown
  10. Shoe box::trash

Evening. Have a good weekend ? Mine has been alright. Today we all went to my sister's house for a BBQ, but before that I went to the motel and cleaned some motel rooms obviously hehe it was work what can I say. The BBQ was good :) We were suppose to go on the boat at some point but we didn't - which was okay by me as I'm still achy from Weds walking that the tubing off the boat would make me 10 time more achy tomorrow. I still have TONS to do - I was going to do my collage project for my Mass Communications class due on Monday but I don't have any spray glue soooo that'll have to wait until tomorrow, I read some of our assigned reading in "Moby-Dick" but I still need to read more. Lately my eyes/head have been bothering me after I read or am online for awhile, about an hour...I start to get pain in my eyes and different areas of my head :( I guess I need to go the eye Dr when I get back from England - I would go before then but my insurance is all messed up so I can't grrr. Well tomorrow will be much the same as today, only with less time to do everything in! I can't wait until Thurs afternoon when EVERYTHING for school will be done!!! Roll on THURS AFTERNOON Wooo Hooo only about 13 days til I'm in England! Can't wait!

Friday, June 13, 2003

See what Care Bear you are.
Friday Five - for Friday the 13th dun dun dun!! ::scary music::

1. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, but never have?

I really wanna go to Ireland, I guess thats one thing that I haven't done that I really wanna do. Other than that I dunno, I've been thinking about getting a tatoo for awhile and Pete has too but I dunno if we'll ever get them - we're worried about them getting all dodgy looking when we get old and wrinkley hehe.

2. When someone asks your opinion about a new haircut/outfit/etc, are you always honest?

Depends on the person - if my mom asks me I'll usually be pretty honest, if its my roommate (when I had roommates) it would depend - my one roommate used to ask me like everyday because she was totally self-conscious and sometimes I would be totally honest and other time I wouldn't, if my sister asks me I'll usually say she looks good because I know thats what she wants to hear lol. My friends really don't ask me how they look probably because they know I'll tell them the truth ;)

3. Have you ever found out something about a friend and then wished you hadn't? What happened?

Ummm yeah that has happened a few times, once with Pete and a few times with a few of my friends...every situation was different. With the situation with Pete it was told to me by someone I don't talk to anymore and it was this whole big thing like right before we met in person...but its totally over now as it was so long ago and really stupid looking back on it actually...things were rocky for a few days but got back on track :)

4. If you could live in any fictional world (from a book/movie/game/etc.) which would it be and why?

Ummmm the first two that come to mind are the candy land area of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or the Wonderland of EA Game's ALICE hehe. The chocolate factory candy land for obvious reasons, and Wonderland because it would be cool chopping off cardguards heads like in the computer game hehe.

5. What's one talent/skill you don't have but always wanted?

Horse back riding and playing the flute...not really sure why just wanted to be able to do both and I never have :( Oh well maybe someday I'm only 19! lol.

Oooo happy Friday the 13th!!!! I'm not going to say TFIF today because well I have tons to do so I'm not really too happy its Friday. I'm still at school waiting for Student Services to open back up again at 1:15pm so I can get my new Student ID and then I'll head home. Here is an easier link to my dad's father's day present (its the first one in the second row) since my mom's comp is a Mac I can't link to anything without doing the actuall html but I'm too lazy to do that all the time. In other news I got the wine glass charms I ordered for Pete's mum yesterday - they're cute :) I feel a bit better today but not 100% think its just stress though ugh. Well I might be back on later if not over the weekend! Ta-ta for now!

As my Imood says I feel achy - why ? Because I did my 3 mile walk away the pounds for ads dvd last night and as Jennie once said - the thing is evil! My whole body aches from not doing it for so long! At the moment its especially my back :( I've been feeling headachy/nausous/dizzy/achy today. I even laid down for an hour and felt a bit better but now I'm up again - I need to do tons of reading so I should be off here soon. I got my dad a birthday present, an Irish cap from the Irish store in St. Augustine, the story behind that is that my mom got one when she went to Ireland in like 1980 or something (before she met my dad) and then when she and my dad were together she gave it to him and he LOVED it, I dunno what happened to it but anyway I got him a new one! It wasn't cheap either as it was Imported from Ireland, so it was like $50, but he's worth it. If your close to my consider yourself lucky because I give GREAT GIFTS hehe. If you go to the hat I got my dad is similar to the first one in the second row :) I'm going to actually go do the conversion and see how much it would have been online hehe. Anyway by for now. This time in two weeks I'll be almost ready to leave for England!!! yay And this time next week I'll be done with school!!! YES!!!! Only a few more days!

Thursday, June 12, 2003

My day off was nice - really didn't get too much school work done but oh well! I ended up going to my sister's this morning and babysitting while she went into her walk to talk to her boss about starting back part-time instead of full time...which they agreed to yay! So I got to her house at 9am. She was gone a few hours, when she got back we fed the babies and then we went to Quizno's (a sub place) for lunch it was good :) She even gave me $40 for babysitting today and the other times I have in the past - which was really nice of her and will come in handy when I go to England. But it was a fun day. If your a member of my msn community go and look at the most recent pics of the babies taken today (in Babies Album - end of page 4 beginning of page 5) hehe. Wow 17 days til I'm in England and only 16 til I leave (2 weeks from FRIDAY AHHH) I really shouldn't be on here as I have TONS of reading to do and a project due on Monday and my 6-10 page final paper due on next Thurs and have two finals on that same day but I'm on here UGH Best be off as I'm stressed out just thinking about it ! Ta ta for now lovely blog world!

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Tuesday This Or That (from last week as I didn't really wanna do this weeks)

1. Cats or dogs ? Dogs!!! Although I am warming up a bit to cats, they're too independent though!

2. Butterflies or Birds? Ummm birds I guess - I like the really little ones that hop around

3. Horses or cows ? Hmmmm toughy! In the summer of 2000 when my mom and I went to England for the first time and met Pete's family we all went to Dorset and took tons of pics of horses and cows! Mostly horses though as they were just out in the fields with no barriers it was so cool to see them 'in the wild.' So both I guess

4. Turtles or snakes ? Turtles! they're cute!

5. Frog or grasshoppers ? Frogs are cute especially little toads hehe.

6. Lions or Tigers ? I really like the while tigers :)

7. Elephants or mice ? Elephants - mice creep me out

8. Porcupines or aardvarks ? Ummmm porcupines I guess (dunno what an aardvark is really lol)

9. Unicorns or Dragons ? Hmmmmm Unicorns I guess hehe

10. Thought provoking question: (Simplified) Would you give away your pet or stay put in a dumpy apartment ? If it was a dog I would stay put, if it was another smaller animal which didn't really know that I was it's owner like a turtle I could give it away.

Monday, June 09, 2003

Hi hi. I'm feeling a bit better, I was just really sick of computers while I posted last night hehe. I turned in both of my papers, and really I don't care how I did on them - because I just have to start on another paper and project anyway so I can't stress over anything for too long, on top of that I have to read sooo much in American Lit that I have no time to stress really, but as usual I get online to chat with Pete everyday...I feel that its important to destress me and important for us as a couple to chat everyday even if it is only online. But in 19 days I'll be there! 18 days til I leave! Wow!

I read Jennie's blog and she had a really weird dream last night! Actually I remember my dream from last night it was a good one though - in the dream Pete and I got engaged Ooooo you know whats in my subconscious for this trip hehe (although I can't get too excited as I'm not certain) but anyway it was a nice dream :) Anyway only have about 15 mins more to chat with Pete so best be off here!
Musical Computer Chairs ?

I'm sick of typing papers, I spent all day yesterday doing my American Lit paper due tomorrow, and a few hours today finishing it. Then I started on my Mass Communications 2 page write up - then I took a break and moved to the other computer (the only one hooked up to the internet) to come on here...whats wrong with me ???!!! I need to stop coming on this thing so much but its soo addicting. I can't wait until I go to England just so that I won't have to turn on the stupid thing everyday unless I really want to, not saying I don't want to talk to Pete everyday but UGH I just want a normal existance!!! I'm getting off here before I die of mental exhaustion!

Saturday, June 07, 2003

Florida Summer

Well its an ordinary Florida summer day, the real kind, the kind they don't tell you about in the commercials for and sunny until about 3pm when the heavens open and it RAINS - today its going on longer than usual, about 2 hours, but I find it relaxing I guess - but then again I'm not in it. I feel bad for my mom - she has been cleaning for days and got the back porch all clean and nice and then it rained and flooded and now she's trying to clean that up that :( And yes I am helping in between working on my paper ugh. This time in 3 weeks I'll be in England with Pete yay!!! Can't wait!!

Other plans for the day include: Watching Trading Spaces at 8pm - the crew is going to London to work on two flats and all you BBC America/Changing Rooms fans will be delighted to know that the adorable Handy Andy will be there!!! hehehe. I'm getting BBC America back soon!!! Yay! I'm like addicted to it sorry! Ooo then at 10pm on TLC they have a new episode of "For Better or for Worse" I love that show - love when the couple doesn't like aspect of their wedding! Ok TTFN !

Friday, June 06, 2003

Friday Five - all about Love Oooo la la ;)

1. How many times have you truly been in love?

Only once, hehe happened about 4 and a half years ago and have been every since ;) By the way I'm talking about Pete, obviously hehe.

2. What was/is so great about the person you love(d) the most?

He's funny, cute, honesty, has the same sense of humor as me, I can tell him anything, he's my best friend, he never judges me when I'm wrong, he's always sweet and caring and nice...and a lot more things I can't say on here hehe. :-p

3. What qualities should a significant other have?

Ummmm see above I guess ;)

4. Have you ever broken someone's heart?

Hehe nope! Pete was/is my first boyfriend/love/lover so I didn't have a chance to harm someone elses heart hehe.

5. If there was one thing you could teach people about love, what would it be?

That it doesn't always come at the perfect time, or in the perfect place. And that there will always be issues you have to overcome and not to get discouraged by them.

Ooo I found a site with a 'beach' set of wine charms that has a flipflop! I have to show it to Pete when I talk to him, I looked a bit today in St.Augustine but I didn't find any with the stupid flipflop hehe. I should really start charging committion! hehe.

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Quest for Wine Glass Charms

For last Christmas I got Pete's parents a set of 'beach' wine glass charms - which are little ring things you put around each wine glass to decorate/tell them apart. Pete's mum really like them, which I knew she would. So all was well. Then today Pete says his mum needs a favour so I'm like "okay..." Looks like she wants me to get her the same set of wine glass charms for her friends birthday, mostly because her friend loves flipflops and the 'beach' set had a flipflop charm. So now what do I have to do ??? Search for the same or a similar set. Thing is they were probably a special Xmas item in the store, as they were in the middle of the aisles. So I dunno if I'll be able to find them or not, I looked online and found a few that I might tell her about incase I don't find them. I told Pete that I couldn't promise anything. Still this isn't what I need grrrr I always have to make everyone happy! Driving me nuts!
Hello. As my Imood says I was feeling crampy yesterday :( I didn't actually end up doing anything but cleaning up the house (mostly my room), which is still a mess as I have SO MUCH CRAP! The week before I got to England I'm cleaning out my closet and drawers and getting rid of a lot of stuff!! By the way I am leaving for England 3 weeks from tomorrow!!!!!!!!! Where has the time gone ?! But I can't get too excited because I have two more weeks of school, 2 papers due on Monday, a project due next Friday, another due the following monday, then a 6 -10 page paper due with my final exam on the last week of school. Wow lots to do in no time!!!! I can't freak out though! Just gotta do one thing at a time! UGH ! Anyway I'm excited about England :) I am a bit nervous about the connecting flight as I've never been on a connecting flight alone but I'll be fine! I get to go to St.Louis wooohooo thats as far out West as I've ever been hehe Sorry all you more western ppl, I'm a total East coast girl ;) Well off to waste time that I could be using to do the LOAD OF WORK I HAVE TO DO IN 2 WEEKS! hehe.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Last night I was super tired/lazy I fell asleep really early so therefore I am up at 7am when I don't have to be! My one day off Grrr. Oh well here are some silly quizzes :)

and go to because laura's feeling social.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2003

I'm Dodgy!

Hehe here at school, finally got the How Dodgy Are You ? Quiz to load up :) I am:

Bet you didn't think you'd be on the wrong side of the law when you started this quiz? Thought you were sweet and innocent? Well maybe you should swot up on the law. Otherwise you never know when you might get a knock on the door…

Based on your answers, we have calculated the maximum penalty for your crimes*:

Years in prison: 5 Potential fine: £2000

*Please note this is just a fun quiz so don't be alarmed by your score! The maximum penalty has been taken for each crime and no consideration for scale of crime committed

Haha love the little disclaimer at the end! Welll off to post on WebCT for class at 11am Grrr.
Arrrggh what is up with my Zonk Board ???!!! It was fine this morning and possibly this afternoon hmph. Haven't been up to much. School sucks I hate summer classes - I have two papers due on Monday - yeah one of them has to be 2 pages long (easy) and the other has to be 4 -6 pages long (crappy!) Grrr. Only 25 days til I'm in England yay!! Well less probably just rounding. Pete has been talking more about moving here so looking like we're going to look into it and do it eventually - not too much sooner than previously planned, Dunno see how it goes. I wanna do the Dodgy quiz thing from Jennie's blog but its not loading for me grrrr. Ooooo Trigger Happy TV is on! Must be off!!

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Yay its JUNE!!!

So why am I so happy ? Well its June which means by this time next month I'll be in England! And this time on August I'll be not wanting to go home :( Anyway forget about the going home part for the moment. POSITIVE THINKING. Hmph. That reminds me I added a new page to my site yesterday - Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder - Tips for long term LDR's like moi! Pagebuilder was being annoying so it may be a bit weird looking but I'll fix it up when I have more time. Ugh back to school tomorrow grrr. Only three more weeks of classes! Then I have a week before I leave to R & P - or relax and pack. Which are contradicting statements - as I will try to bring only one HUGE suitcase. Wish me luck on that front! I cleaned 6 motel rooms today ugh! That is why I don't feel eternally grateful for living in Daytona Beach FL, because I get to clean rooms - its money though yay! Well I'm tired - going to chat with Pete now.