Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Hi. Just got back from eating gross food in the dining hall :( They had good lunch today though - freshly made Caesar salad with freshly cooked chicken breast on top - yummy. I also had a nice piece of chocolate cake with vanilla icing mmmm. So I guess I shouldn't complain too much about dinner. Had some 'fried chicken breast' few bites of that, and half a salad and a peanutbutter cookie. Might end up doing to Molly's and getting non-healthy food later after my meeting with my TV project group for my Mass Media Productions class. Hmph that's at 7pm. Pete and I talked earlier and we're in a better mood - though it didn't help that today he got assaulted by one of his supervisors...basically the guy went psycho and held him by the throat and was about to punch him but he didn't. That was out of line. Anyway he's looking into start at the Open University in January and then maybe next Fall or Spring (2004) going to the community college here (well in my hometown.) Thing is he would need a sponsor to be able to say he has $20,000 per year that he would be studying - which makes sense but it annoying. Anyway we'll see what happens.
Hi. Not too chatty at the moment. Had a pretty emotional evening yesterday and have been emotional today. I saw Walk Away the Pounds Express at Walmart last night - does anyone have that one ? I saw the boxset of the 1&2 Mile and the 3 Mile with the stretchy thingy for like $38. I might treat myself to it sometime or ask for it for xmas or something. Pete and I have been engaged for 3 months as of yesterday - woohoo. We're going through a bit of a rough time at the moment which has something to do with my family but I won't get into it.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Evening. Just went up to check on my niece and nephew and they are sleeping like little angels hehe. At my sister and brother-in-law's house by the way ;) Oooo good news. I chatted with Pete earlier today and he surprised me again by booking the flight before we got online to chat :) He's also coming direct on British Airways which is awesome - he'll arrive around 6:30pm instead of like midnight if he would have had a connecting flight. Seems as though all the flights we were looking at on Ebookers (the cheapest connecting ones) rose in price by 100 quid today. Typical really it always seems to do that to us, so he decided to just splurge and pay the extra for a decent airline and direct flight yay. He'll be here in 2 months and 15 days. (December 12th) And is leaving January 12th :( But we won't think about that part :) Feel a bit bad cause when we met online I was all pissed off about my magazine cover and cursing Adobe so I wasn't too impressed about the flight booking but now I'm really excited ;) I'll probably add a proper countdown on here soon. Anyway goodnight I guess.

Saturday, September 27, 2003


Wow its afternoon already! Geez. Yeah I can't seem to get the HTML coding right for the moment for the cute pic of my niece - I might try again on that in a minute. Weighed myself this morning - I've lost 2 lbs this week which is good - total up to 15 lbs woohoo. I still want to lose another 15 or so but we'll see how that goes. Oooo Pete surprised me a bit this morning by asking me to check if the site we're booking his flight from (probably ebookers) takes American Express. I checked for him, he couldn't do it as he was on his friend's comp and didn't have the link. I said yeah it did, and then he said that we'd book the flight tonight! yay! I thought it would have to wait til next weekend but he has an American Express now too so he's all bling-blingin' with two credit cards ;) Anyway thats the excitement for today. I've been working on my magazine cover for my Mass Media Production class and Adobe is majorly confusing but its coming along. Funny thing is my brother who is taking a graphic design class in HS knows more about Adobe than me so I need to wait til he comes home to help me hehe. :) I'm babysitting my niece and nephew tonight and probably staying over my sister's. Bring my Brit Lit book to read some boring women writers (not boring cause they're women of course just boring in general.) Ooo good thing about my sister's house is she has satelite so she has BBC America Woohoo hehe. Yes I'm pretty sad! ;)

My Niece

my niece

Friday, September 26, 2003

Hi hi. I'm watching Coupling on NBC. I know there is an orginial UK version of the show, I used to watch it on BBC America when we had it ;) I don't really remember too much of it so I can't really compare and contrast it but anyway. I didn't do my walking today, just decided to relax and watch Must See TV hehe. I re-did the US-UK page of my site a minute ago. I'm going to add a US page and a UK page later if I figure out what to say but I dunno maybe I'll just leave it how it is. My roommate went home today to go to a DR appointment tomorrow so its nice to have the place to myself tonight. I have my Mass Media Production lab at 8am til 9:50am UGH. So I might just go to bed early. Anyway I guess Coupling is over (the epidsode seemed familiar so its probably pretty much like the UK version.) Hmph.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Evening blog world.

Again not much going on. I've been feeling pretty tired and worn out today. I might be coming down with a cold or maybe just PMSy. I dunno. Its so cold in here! I swear the AC must be down really low! Autumn began yesterday officially - doesn't feel like it here around 85F and muggy. Ick. Florida. Maybe it'll get cool by mid to late Oct. One can only hope. This week has been going by pretty fast which is good and bad - good because its almost the weekend, bad because I have stuff do next week plus a few tests ugh. College sucks sometimes. Everything ok on the roommate front, I feel kinda bad because I didn't invite her to dinner tonight when my old suitemate came by and asked if I wanted to go - oh well. Oh I did add new buttons to the Story of Us page, and new graphics to the football page. I still need to re-do the US/UK page and the Online Love page but I will do that eventually. Plus I want to rearrange my book club page and add more books etc. Well I'm going to go lay down and read a bit before going to bed. Night.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Evening. Hmph not much to say today. I always feel tired on Tuesdays and Thursdays because I have two classes in a row from 8am - 10:45am. I'm trying to watch Frasier at the moment - my antenna is crap though so it's really snowy and hard to see after a few minutes until you mess around with it again and then it does the same thing again. Grrr. I had an urge to re-do the graphics on my website so I just did the engagement page over again. I like it a lot better now ;) I used wedding graphics from Cute Colors but just the backround and the banner so it's not that bad hehe. I'm in the mood for a reeses so maybe I'll go and get one real fast unless I can resist it ;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Have you ever woken up with a really bad feeling? It's hard to describe, I guess like an anxiety something isn't going to turn out good. I had that this morning and all through the day about my relationship with Pete. It was weird. Not that I felt I was going to break up with him or anything but just that it wouldn't work in the end of something. Anyway I talked to him about it when we were chatting and he got all upset and worried ;( He asked me if I was still in love with him or if I thought maybe I just loved him as a friend since we've known each other so long. Of course I'm still in love with him! So he felt better after that. I have to stop scarring him like that! I guess the feeling was a combination of things: school, worries about the future, planning the next trip (and inevitable leaving each other again) and etc. But it went away after I told him about it so that was good :) I feel a lot better now about everything. Guess I just had to talk to him, it always helps to get it out of your head. So I have to do something for him so he knows I love him since I scared him today ;) Anyway going to WATP I think, shower, and do some reading. No additional weird roommate things today but I will keep you all posted!
Hi. Ooo I joined an England fanlist thanks to Jennie for the link. On there I took an England Quiz - it's different than any others I've seen - I got at 70% so I guess thats not bad ;) PS Its under the 'fun stuff' section ;)

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Weird roommate thing of the day:

Well it just gets better and better really. I just went to check my college email just to see if I got anything from a few clubs I am interested in joining. Well there's an email from someone saying "Hi." I think okay maybe its someone from one of the clubs...no it's from my ROOMMATE. What the heck?! She starts off saying "I"m not very good at emailing people..." So then I think she might say she's upset at me for something or wants to move out or something. No. She just thinks sending emails to each other would be a good way to get to know each other. Ummm, WE LIVE IN THE SAME ROOM! Hello! She also asked if I thought our room was a "friendly place"? It's only been like 2 and a half weeks how friendly or not friendly can it be. Anyway I emailed her back and said that we'll get to know each other with time and stuff. And also mentioned that she could actually talk to me in person if she wanted to. Something tells me this is going to be a long year.
Not a lot going on. I've been straightening up the house a bit, reading Chaucer (God shoot me,) and working on my magazine cover for my Mass Media Production class. I weighed myself earlier at the store, I only lost one pound this week. It has been a really bad Atkins week but I wanna get back on track again this coming week. But I have lost a total of 13 lbs in a little over a month so I'm happy about that. Pete is going to call me later so that will be nice to talk to him again for the 3rd day in a row - woohoo. Anyway I'm outta here. Might be back later.
For a person who wants to become a writer I really don't check over my post before I hit publish - I didn't mean "home" in the previous post I meant "come." As in: "Pete will be booking his flight to come here..." Geez. I should be reading Brit Lit but I'm not, Chaucer is semi-interesting but not on a Friday night!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Just got off the phone with Pete. We've talked on the phone two days in a row - yay. Yesterday I called him for like 23 minutes (as thats all that was left on my phonecard when making an international call.) Then earlier I called him because he was all depressed and missing me :( I'm usually the one that gets like that more so he needed cheering up. He always make me laugh so much ;) This time next week he should be booking his flight to home here, probably online. I think ebookers will be the cheapest for him, but we'll see next week! We were talking a bit about getting married and stuff, was one of the first time's we've talked about it since being engaged - and it felt really nice and kinda serious. Not like we have any plans or anything but I kinda dawned on me that its nearly 2004 and we'll probably be getting married in 2006 which means not too long to go before we really need to decide. Kinda makes me feel unprepared like its not going to happen then if we don't buckle down and start moving. We haven't even really decided what route to we will take with immigration...K-1 Visa or something else. All this talk is making me anxious and a bit depressed! I was all happy a minute ago :(

I'm hungry, today hasn't been a good atkins day at all. Going to weigh myself tomorrow morning just to see how it goes. Ugh going to find something to eat. House is a mess and as always I've come home and will probably clean it up. Grrrrr. Sometimes blogging makes you think too much!

Oh by the way... I don't know about everywhere else but a few weeks ago Hope Springs came out in the theatres (with Colin Firth, Heather Graham, and Minnie Driver.) I checked the movies last weekend and it said it was still playing at the local theatre, well not it says its coming out in theatres in Dec 2003 ??!! Whats up with that? Was I just imagining it was out or something ? Ah now I'm depressed and crazy - great combination!
Since I'm "British in my head" I thought I'd share some things I love about England (well Britain overall I guess but I've only been to England so thats all I have experience of.)


* WHSmiths (they have them in airports here now, saw one in the Orlando airport but didn't go in so I dunno if it's the same.) It's great! You can get magazines, books, stationary, office supplies, dvd's and cd's all in one place. If I were ever to move to the UK I would like to work there ;) I currently have a 'Mad Cow' mid-year diary (planner) from there - so cute!

* NEXT - They have the best clothes! I get all my really nice clothes there. Pete's mum got all my xmas presents last year from there as they were having sales hehe I made out like a bandit!


Yorkshire puddings, trifle, the fact that they put double cream on EVERYTHING, also I think the Chinese food it better there.


Posh (Pot) noodles, Walker's posh crisps, penguins, jammy doggers, Guylian (sp?) Beligian Seashells (not english obviously), Cadbury's etc etc.


Apple Tango (diet preferrably,) Fanta (they have it here in cherry, grape, orange and maybe lemon but its not the same!) I prefer their coffee, which is instant and isn't as strong as coffee here.

I have few things I don't like about England but I'll save those for another time ;) I'm sure there is stuff I have forgotten that I like ;) Ooo - I like the greeting cards better there, and 'Me to You' bears and etc.

Now when I hover over the image the date links to that page as well...ugh I hate html just cause I am so bad at it! Grrr. Argh... now my text is showing up white and light blue when its clicked. What the heck is going on ??!
Is it me or is the link messed up on my "British in my head" image for the clique? Click on it and you should get here. Ah I've check it but I should just check it again as I'm really daft when it comes to html.

Ooo thanks Jennie for the link ;) You know me too well hehe.
Baby Face

my nephew

Awwww. He's so cute. His sister is also cute, but I'll post a picture of her another time when I get a really cute one ;)
I tried to post earlier but it got messed up. So here are the highlights:

* I have walked 250 miles in exactly 8 months. That's an average of 31.25 miles per month, so about a mile a day. Woohoo go me.

* My niece and nephew turned 9 months old yesterday ;) awww.

* I saw my roommate's boyfriend and he isn't that bad looking. And roommate is being nice today.

Alright now I am going to go walk, shower, read and maybe pop in a DVD. Night.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

(a new section to blab about my weird roommate)
Weird roommate thing of the day:

Okay so its around 5pm my roommate just got in. I'm changing the CD in my alarm clock/cd player. I put in the Alice Deejay CD (from like 2000) and the club anthem type music starts. I guess my roommate doesn't like this because she puts on her headphone (attached to her cd player) and starts singing along, and in a rather annoyed tone says in a loud voice.."Sorry! I tend to sing!" What the heck ? God she's weird. Is it just me or is that kinda weird and rude ?! Anyway going to WATP then shower and maybe put on a DVD or something - feel unacademic, but I did read a chapter in my child psych book so I'm going alright in that sense I guess.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Ha I might be getting Pete to start a blog ;) Maybe not, I dunno its up to him but it would be cool so that I could read what he writes :) Doing a meme just because:


Name some of your favorite, and perhaps admittedly disgusting, snackfoods.

Hmmm. I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. English people think they are gross (I think a lot of Aussies do too.) It's not that I'm a big peanut butter fan, but the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in a reeses is beyond compare! mmmmm. They have a new *limited edition* white chocolate version out! I dunno how good that is, I have resisted trying it as they're totally not on Atkins. Getting a craving now though!

Pete says he might start a blog at the weekend - I shall keep you posted if he does hehe.

Oh and I had a dream this morning - between about 7am and 8am. I think Jennie and her hubby were in it but I really don't remember! It was one of those deep sleep dreams just before the alarm buzzed. I think Pete might have been in it too, interesting lol.

Another quick note - I just put up my reads and I need to put the other ones up there but I have to do that later because I had to re-save the blinkies and upload them to lycos again as they messed up. Also I still need to add the blimmin blinkies logo to the bottom - will do that soon as well! Sorry for the inconvenience!
Ok I think I'm done. I'm not too sure about the side menu area - I wanted a pale blue but went with the green. Hmmm. I really should stop messing around with this and do actual school work - ah. Broke down and got a Starbucks Vanilla frapp (ones in the glass bottles) from Molly's (campus snack place) was soo good! 37 carbs though! ah! I should be up to about 40 net carbs a day now so technically I have 3 carbs left but I've been having an apple for breakfast as I don't have my Morning Start breakfast bars and can't find a place around here which sells them (and I am NOT moving my car again until Friday *see yesterdays post for the reason*.) Anyway I have work for an hour at 11am and then I don't have class til 2:30 woohoo. I need to get some work done before my class though - but i really don't have too much actual work to do - more like planning a mag cover for my Mass Media Production class and a bit of reading. Well going now to change the colors of my zonk board and then check out my 2:30 class discussions on Web CT. Bye!

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Hi hi. Like the changes?! Jennie got me in a purple mood so here it is. I'm happy with it, its something different. I'll try to get the zonkboard up soon but I should be doing actual work instead of mucking around with my blog.

Parking here sucks. Truly it does. You will not know unless/until you experience it for yourself. Around 11am I decided to go to Walmart (bad move!) I had spent 30 minutes on Sunday night trying to find a parking spot and finally did in this bit of sandy crappy dirt in back of the guys dorms. I was in walmart a total of like 20 mins, I got back to campus like less than an hour after I left and there were NO SPOTS. All the 'campus parking' was taken, as was all of the nearby metered spots. So I finally found one in a parking lot with meters in back of the Lightner Museum. Good thing I had a few quarters on me! I had to go back there at 2:30 and put another few quarters in, then finally at 5:45 I went and tried to move my car. I went around all the parking lots once, and was about to go again when someone pulled out of the one behind the guy's dorm - so I pulled right in. I'm never moving it again! Or at least not until Friday afternoon - then coming back earlier on Sunday so I can actually get a 'decent' spot. Anyway my roommate said she was 'going out' tonight. I guess with her boyfriend of a year - who goes to this school. Weird thing is I haven't seen a picture of him in the dorm nor have I met him yet. He's probably really ugly. hehe. My roommate is okay, she's just kinda strange. Oh well, best be off and do something kinda productive!
I'm back.

My blog is so boring. I don't even like any of the new templates (since blogger improved) so I dunno what I'll do. Just feel like a change. Might just pick a template or see what I can find online. I have no time though, I actually shouldn't even be on here, have a test at 8am so I better study. Ugh 8am classes suck and I have them 2 -3 days a week. Grrr. Well we'll see how long I keep this template up!

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Oooo fun stuff

Have had a rather full day today :) Got up early and went to the motel where I painted the bases of the tables outside, and took some pics for my Mass Media Production class. Then I got changed and met my friend, Sara, at Super Target. We looked around a bit but neither of us saw anything we really wanted/need. We got frappacinos in the Starbucks bit in there ;) Mmmmm caramel frapp my fav! We also saw one of our old teachers from HS but avoided him as he's a bit weird lol. After that we decided to go and see a movie but we didn't know what was playing so we went to the one closest but all the movies were crap so we went to the next closest one and saw Pirates of the Caribbean. It was sooo good (better than I thought it would be and really funny in some bits.) Actually we had to wait an hour to see it so we looked around the shops in the shopping center there. After the movie we stopped off at PetSmart for something Sara needed for one of her dogs and then we decided to go to Steak n' Shake for dinner. Mmmmm so good. So yeah I cheated a bit on Atkins today but it was worth it ;)

That reminds me I weighed myself this morning and I have lost about 4 lbs this week - bringing my total up to 12 lbs in a little less than a month - yay me. Anyway chatting with Pete now and he's being all quiet so I'm getting worried - best be off!

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Ooo too cool. If anyone is watching "While You Were Out" on TLC right now the mother who doesn't know about the room makeover is in St. Augustine for the weekend and on a carriage ride they passed Flagler College woohoo. Was weird seeing it on tv ;) Well off to watch the rest of the show. That reminds me I added pics of my dorm to my MSN group...if you're a member go check them out - the descriptions aren't written up yet but you can get the general idea I think ;)

Friday, September 12, 2003

Just looking at different people's names close to me - its amazing how right some of the things are! Here is what they say about Pete's name

Your first name of Peter creates individuality, independence, self-confidence, initiative, and an inclination to physical activity. You are not inclined to merge your opinions and viewpoints with others, to accept compromise, or to work in a subservient position against your will. Your expression is invariably quite direct and candid, and lacks the moderating tone of tact, diplomacy, and friendliness. Others find it difficult to accept your domineering and, at times, argumentative manner. Your circle of friends is restricted to those of like nature. Once friendship is established, you are very loyal and steadfast and do not tolerate gossip or criticism. In your close associations and family life, there is little demonstration of sentiment, appreciation, sympathy, or encouragement. It is difficult for you to find the right words for such circumstances.

Hmmm I would agree with everything except the domineering and arguementative manner and the lack of moderating tone of tact. Interesting!
What's in a Name?

(Side note - my 8am two hour communications lab was cancelled so I'm wasting time!)

Just went to check out the Friday Five for today. The last question sent me to this link, Kabalarian. This is what it had to say about my Name:

Your name of Julia has given you a practical, efficient, and capable nature, with a desire to participate in business ventures. Able to see how the details of a situation fit into the overall picture, you have good judgment regarding anything of a practical or technical nature. You are efficient, and capable of carrying a lot of responsibility, but your nature is so serious that personal association suffers. You demand as much from others as you do from yourself. It is difficult for you to merge your nature with others to create understanding, or to show love and tenderness to those close to you. You experience much misunderstanding and unhappiness in your personal life as a result.

Health weaknesses for my name:


Tension would affect the stomach and intestinal tract, and you could suffer with constipation, growths, or serious female disorders.

Hmmm interesting. Somewhat true - except for the showing love to people close to me and suffering misunderstanding and unhappiness in my person life! As for the health wekness...ummm pretty gross - don't want to think about those!

Well I guess I should do the FRIDAY FIVE now since I already mentioned it!

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

Yup my name is the same as it was on my birth certificate. My confirmation name is Hannah but its not legal (unless I start using it - which would make my name way to long!) Full name: Julia Marie

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?

Well no I wouldn't change my name, I really like it. I will probably change my last name when Pete and I get married, unless I want it hyphenated but I think it'll make it to long. Hmmm.

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)

My dad is responsible for naming me, he named me after his maternal grandmother. My mom wanted to name me Hannah after her maternal grandmother who was Irish (came here in around 1920?)

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?

Names I love for girls: Hannah, Chelsea, Isabella, Audrey (Pete doesn't like that one)

Names I love for boys: Michael and Ian

Names I hate: Camilla, Agnes, Hilda (anything that sounds old lady-ish) Don't really hate a lot of guys names - or at least I can't think of any at the moment ;)

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?

See above!

~~~~~~Oooooo HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY TO SARA! ~~~~~~~~

I'm not going to talk about two years ago - what's the point? Really I don't mean to seem harsh or anything. (Sara you know me and we think alike so you know what I mean!) Last night the Candle Light Vigil was nice and then I went to a play in the Auditorium entitled "The Guys" about the Firefighters and etc.

Woo hoo welcome to high speed paradise! Okay not really - my comp is crap so how ever fast the internet gets my comp will slow it down! Ooo blogger had added spell check woohoo.

Well its somebody's birthday tomorrow...well in about an hour and 20 mins actually. Ooo and speaking of 20... hahahaha.

I have been slacking about blogging about what I eat, but I have been keeping track of it on paper so that's good :) Going to weigh myself on Saturday morning I guess - wish me luck!! I think I've done pretty good this week! Hmmm I could say more about today but maybe I'll save it for the weekend - lost of dorm stuff to vent about! hehe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Would I get a British Passport ? I got 6 out of 10 but totally guessed on a few. The kettle one didn't make sense to me, but whatever hehe. I would get Pete to do it and see how he did but he's away with his job tonight so we're not chatting :( Oh well I'll probably tell him to take it tomorrow ;) Not much going on today. Think I got my roommate into Walk Away the Pounds..she did the one and two mile today ;) I've done the 3 mile for the past two nights in a row and will probably do it tonight. I smell food, or maybe I'm imagining it because I'm hungry!

Oh and by the way it wouldn't even help if Pete were here to do the DIY stuff because we're both clueless and hopeless and would probably be on the phone to our parents asking how to do thing. Yes we're sad ;) Theres a candle light vigil tonight in memory to tomorrow - think thats enough said. Will probably go to it, as I did last year and it was nice. Going to dinner with rommie in about 15 mins so must dash!

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Jul's Daft DIY Disasters

Yes this is a new section dedicated to my total inability to put anything together properly. For the past week I've been trying to get my dorm set up...alright you say how bad can that be ? For someone with no hand-eye co-ordination and multitude of electronics to hook up - it can be very bad indeed. The easy stuff went first - phone and computer (easy enough as they are simple to set up and the comp is even color coded.) Then on Sunday night I brought my DVD player (another easy score - color coded simplicity.) Then comes trama. I had to get a network PCI card to install into my computer (because even though its only 2 years old its a piece of crap and doesn't have one in it.) So I got that on Sunday. After a few trials I got the cover to the computer off, pushed the card thingy in, and then i had to hook up a little wire to a connection thing. The wire has a little connecter thing which is literally the size of my pinky finger nail, actually smaller...and again I have NO HAND EYE CO-ORDINATION. So I haven't been able to fit the little wire into its little place, thus the reason I am still on AOL. Grrr. Alright gets better still... I got an antenna for my TV, it didn't come with directions to hook up, but it seemed pretty easy, just hook one end of the wire to the back to the TV and the other to the antenna muck around with it a bit and maybe I'll have something to watch.Umm no. Theres this little adaptor thing that I can't find a place to put...and the antenna gets nothing but static. Fast forward to a few minutes ago...I try to put together a little shelve thingy for my bathroom. I screw the main structure together, put the baskets where they're suppose to go..all I have to do is put the wheels on. Can I do that ? Nooo I try to push them in there, the 'instructions' (ie the backside of the little picture indicates that the wheels should click in...but they don't! So here I sit, with a half put together computer, a non-working antenna, and a shelve thingy with no wheels. I give up! My mom's coming up on Thurs maybe she can help me. I'm so daft!

Yes I'm alive. Actually I haven't been on the internet much lately - are you shocked ?! You should be! My internet connection through the school isn't hooked up yet - technical problems with my comp grrr. So to get on I gotta to the library - and when I get on there I usually just chat with Pete, blog hop a bit and then get off. Hmmm not much going on, just classes. I have no classes the rest of the day, only work for an hour at 3pm...so I should be reading the many chapters in various classes I have to but am I ? Of course not! Back on track with my walking and Atkins...must update my Wellness Journal for today - maybe in a few mins or later when I got the library (at the moment I'm on crappy AOL.)

Talked to Pete on the phone yesterday afternoon/evening. The AIM Express on the library comps weren't working and my comp was unplugged and I didn't feel like plugging it back in and getting on AOL so I just used the rest of my phone card (all 15 mins of it for an international call!) So we talked and then he phoned my back ;) I have to say I haven't laughed so hard in a long time, probably since I've back here since I left England. Most of the laughing was because Pete was doing an impression of his parents and stuff. At one point I couldn't even breathe I was laughing so hard ;) Awww I miss him ;) Looks like he will be booking the flight to come for Xmas at the end of the month! Yay!!! He will probably booking one off of Ebookers connecting somewhere in the US and then coming to Orlando (as those are like nearly half the price of a direct one!) Anyway my friend Sara's (Starbuck's) 20th Bday is on Friday!! WOoo hoo. We don't have anything planned for the weekend but she *should* be coming back to NSB so maybe we can arrange something ? (*Hint* Sara!) Well I'm hungry and I could go down to lunch, maybe around noon...should go read! Might post later!

Saturday, September 06, 2003


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I spent about 3 hours cleaning all the outside doors, walls, windows, and chairs of the motel. I stink like cleaning stuff, I'm wet, and my fingers are all wrinkly. Remember I said I'd give you all a link to the poster I got at Walmart for $3 well here it is!! Its soo cute huh?! I wanna take pics to show my dorm of soon ;) Or at least my half of it hehe.

Chatting with Pete at the moment and talking about our relationship ;) Its so funny we can't even remember life without each other anymore we've been together so long hehe. We've also pretty much grown up together since we met so young. The other day my roommate asked me what my "fiance' did for work" LOL It was so funny to hear him addressed as that! I think thats the first person who actually referred to him as that directly ;) Anyway gotta make some errands today and get some stuff I need at Walmart and Radio Shack and etc. I'm hungry! Anyway thats about it for now. Bye!
At the moment I'm busy downloading off LimeWire. For some reason I thought to look for the Bud Light radio commercials "Real men of Genius' or 'Real American Heros." Pete loves them so I'm going to make him a CD ;) Some of them won't download but others just take awhile or a few tries. Anyway hope everyone has a good weekend!

Friday, September 05, 2003

Happy Friday!

My first 3 days of classes done with, back at home now. Yes, I come home most weekends, a lot of people think I should stay there because I am not getting the full *college experience* hmmmm but weekends around my college are dead. If you wanna party (which I don't) you have to go either an hour north or an hour south (where I call home.) So I come home. Yesterday was a pretty easy day class wise, I had two psych classes back to back and was done by 11:30am. Then I ended up going to lunch with my suitmate from last year and my current roommate. After that I went to the library to chat with Pete (as I have to get a thing for my free internet access which I haven't gotten yet.) I had work from 3 - 4:30, then did some reading and went to dinner with my roommate. Then we went to walmart. The walmart in St Aug is pretty ghetto, its one of those old walmarts that was converted to a 'super center.' So they have nothing really. I got a cute poster which I have a link to and might actually do the html to show it later. I wanted to get another rug for the bathroom to match the one I already paid for myself (as there was nothing in the bathroom and I had to decorate it!) But my roommate didn't want to chip in the $10 for it, but rather ask our suitemates if they wanted to split it 4 ways. I might just end up buying it myself, I hate dealing with people! I know ppl aren't made of money but she's going to using it isn't she?

Anyway after getting back from walmart I thought I saw my former roomie (one with psych now ex-fiance') getting out of her car with her current boyfriend. Anyway last night was club night, where all the school clubs try to recruit ppl, well I was going to go down there anyway to sign up for a few clubs. And the idea of bragging about the engagement to her tempted me more hehe. So I went down there a walked around a little bit and finally found her. I tapped her on the shoulder and said hello, she greeted me with a really exaggerated 'hey!' and a hug. Ummm ok. She asked me how I was and I said alright, and then I said 'and I'm engaged' and showed her my ring. She gave a really exaggerated excited yell...if you have ever seen 'My Best Friend's Wedding' think Cameron Diaz when she finds out Julia Roberts character is engaged. Thats what it was like, then she told her roommate and her boyfriend lol it was really funny ;) Had been waiting for that for nearly 3 month! haha. Gotta love bragging!

Anyway today I had a Mass Media Production lab at 8am, then work for 45 mins. I had to leave to go to a class I wanted to get into. I'm glad I got there early and stuff, cause I ended up getting in even though I wasn't on the waiting list because the ppl on the waiting list didn't show up. yay! I probably could have waited to take it til next semester or next fall but I wanted to get in it and get it over with. So then I dropped the Intro to Visual Art class I was in because I didn't need it and was going to be a lot of crap to read on top of my other courses.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Wednesday Whatevers
1. In your opinion what was the best summer movie this year?

Ummm gotta admit I haven't seen a lot of movies this summer :( I saw Anger Management when I was in England and that was really good - though it came out in the spring here I think.

2. Do you believe in the New Agey stuff like tarot cards and Ouija Board?

I use to think maybe I did but I don't now. Its all too coinicidental and silly.

3. What do you regret most?

Don't think I'm old enough to regret anything ;) Maybe not being too social (hence blogging lol)

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Free Pizza, Heachache and Boredom

Ooo Dominos was giving out free pizza in the breezeway around lunch time! I had to break Atkins but I only had a little piece and threw away the crust...so its not that bad right ?! Dominos has weird pizzas - like the Philly Cheese Steak pizza and the Cheeseburger pizza or something like that. But unlike UK Dominos, they don't have Texas BBQ!! Why does the Dominos in England have a yummy bbq pizza named after a US state, when the US doesn't have it ???!! What's up with that ??!! Grr!

I'm trying to figure out what classes I wanna keep and what I wanna try to drop, and what I wanna pick up in place of it. Which gave me a headache earlier, and has only dulled since then. Guess I shouldn't be online with it but I'm bored. I thought my roomie and I were getting off to a good start last night - being chatty and such. And now today she is all dramatic about changing her major and needs 'time alone' to think. So I haven't seen her much of the day - only going in and out. My roomie from last year said I should come by and visit her and her roomie, which I became kinda friendly with last year, but I think it would be a little desperate to go up there tonight after they just made the offer today. My old roomie is in my Brit Lit class, which should be fun, as we got along alright last year. She said she saw our other old roomie, Laura, today but didn't really come face to face with her so she didn't say hi or anything. I wanna see Laura around just to tell her about the engagement hehe ;) As you may remember she was engaged to a psycho guy for about 4 months or so haha. Anyway headache increasing, might do some reading for classes. Have a 8am and 9:30 class tomorrow! Two psychs in a row! I kinda have made that my minor, as if I need one! English and Communications Major, Psychology minor = Lifetime in school. Ugh.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

New Second Impressions

In my tiny dorm in Flagler College. I have everything unpacked, various posters up. I have listened to the same mixed cd I made last night 3 times, I'm bored. My roommate had a Dr appt at around 2pm and never came back hmmm. I'm on AOL as I don't have a cord long enough to reach the network for high-speed. I know I won't be bored starting tomorrow when classes begin and I start up work again in the mailroom, but right now I'm bored out of my head. I forgot my PSP 7 disk at home so I can't even mess around on that. Ooo taking Mass Media Producton so it looks like I should learn some of Adobe yay! On the diet front I had Subway for lunch with my mom, dad and brother so today was a waste, and I didn't bring my dvd player up yet so I can't do my walking - oh well. I ate very little yesterday so that will even it out I suppose. I think they had a cook-out in the breezeway but I'm not hungry and have no one to go with. Sharing a bathroom with the room next door and not really meeting them is a bit weird, I bought cute little mirror/shower sticker things and a bathmat to match, I should ask them for money for it - maybe later.

Ooo I saw one of my roommate from last year, Megan, while walking around. I told her about Pete and I getting engaged hehe she was all excited and said congrats so that was nice ;) I would tell you about my roommate but I really haven't had a chance to talk much to her, she sounded really nice and cool on the phone but in person she's kinda whiny which sucks, she kept complaining about the room over and over again grrrr. Like I can't see that its small! Anyway I got the big closet and she got the bed next to the window, she got the mirror and mantal of the fireplace (they don't work so don't get all excited - dorm used to be a hotel in the late 1800's) and I, the corkboard. An even exchange I guess. I saw Jennie on MSN but she conveniently but her *away* thingy on hehe sneaky. That reminds me earlier I got online to see if Pete was on, it was our usual time to chat. So I see his AIM name online so I say hey (with a ton of xxx's) and then go on to say that I'm at the dorm and my roommate never came back. And then his name replies, and it was actually his dad! hehe. oops. I guess his comp automatically signs AIM on and since Pete used Tony's when his wasn't working it looked as though he was on hehe. Good thing I didn't say anything too mushy lol would get made fun of for ages for that lol. Well better go and do nothing. Might walk to the library just to get out of the room.

Monday, September 01, 2003


I'm like a nomad, seems like I'm always either packing or unpacking. Less than a month ago I unpacked from spending a month and a week in England, now I'm packing to move into my dorm at college. I'm excited about tomorrow, mostly because I'm getting away from here. Things have become unbearable today but I won't get into it here. I feel tired and emotionally drained. I dunno what to do anymore or what not to do. Tomorrow has to be better, nothing can be much worse than today.