Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Morning. I'm still a bit sick. Ummm not too much has been going on around here. Been looking at a few flight prices for the summer...will probably be going to England around late June again and staying til early or mid August. Haven't talked to my parents about it though. Not looking forward to Pete leaving for going back to school - but I guess I'll keep my mind occupied. Oh well, have a little less than 2 weeks before I have to think about either of those two things. Pete and I will be spending New Years Eve at my sister's babysitting the twins, so we might bring a few DVD's and order a pizza or something :) My dad's bday is also tomorrow, he had to go into the hospital today for a simple procedure but I'm still a bit worried about him - I'm sure he'll be fine though.

Hmph. Here's something I hate, reading about people whining how hard an LDR is after about a year - ummm okay - try 5+ grrrr. Guess I'm just pissed off in general. Oh well.

Here's a picture of Me and Pete on Christmas Eve:

Us on Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Good morning. I've been sick for a few days and spent all yesterday laying on the couch watching DVD's ;)

We had a very good christmas. As my brother said about 500 times "the best christmas ever" since he got a portable dvd player and a ton of hunting stuff including a 12-gage shotgun LOL He's 16, so yeah lol.

Here's a list of the stuff Pete and I got together as a couple:

Monopoly Deluxe Addition from my parents

Oriental style noodle bowls and sushi set from my parents (even though I hate sushi lol)

A Fondue Set from my Sister and Brother-in-law - my mom and I saw it in Target and I showed Pete it and he really liked it but we didn't think we'd get it since it was v. expensive. hehehe.

A little minature tea set including kettle, 2 mugs, biscuits, marmalade, and tea from my sister and bro-in-law. Even though we don't drink tea ;)

Then here's a list of stuff I got :)

Felicity Season 2 DVD from Pete
Mad About You Season 2 DVD from Pete
Knight cookie jar from Pete (he says "keep thy grubby hands out of my cookie jar" when you open it)
Cute forever friends cuddly bear from Pete
Earrings from Pete
Clothes from my mom and dad
A stereo from my mom and dad
Harrods mug, bag and mouse pad from Pete's parents
New doggy and sheep pj's from Pete's grandparents
Little candle and perfume from Pete's parents friends
Cool collectable cows from my uncle
And a $50 gift card from my uncle for Bath and Body Works!
My Best Friends Wedding on DVD from Pete
Guylian seashells from Pete

And stuff Pete got :

Simpsons Season 3 DVD from Me
Beagle dog from me (not real but he wags his tail and barks hehe)
NFL stuff - jersey, sweatshirt, etc etc from my parents
Money from his family (which he got on early xmas before he left )
InPursuit - a game from the makers of Trivial Pursuit from my parents
Simpson's Trivia Game from me
Simpson's xmas pajamas from me
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on DVD from me
Hand painted ordament from me
$50 Gift card to Walmart from my uncle
And a few other things I can't remember off the top of my head

All in all it was a great xmas and we all got spoiled rotten! My mom loved her bellek pitcher I got her and hasn't stopped talking about it ;) As it took her 20+ years to get hehe. The babies were adorable and I had the pleasure of filming them on the video camera :)

I've added a few pics to the msn site if anyone is interested. The crackers were somewhat of a hit, almost everyone put on the hat at least to take a pic or two lol. The crackers were pretty crap though and took a lot of pulling to actually 'crack' oh well. We still have a few left which we might do on new years eve or something. My dad's bday is on new year's eve so we have to get something for him :) Pete and I will be ringing in the new year at my sister's babysitting the twins :) Which won't involve much as they will be sleeping :) So we might order a pizza and watch a few dvds or something. Anyway I'm sure this is one really long post! I better stop here!

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Merry Christmas

Hi again. Mom's comp is fixed so I'm back in blogging mode at least a little. The christmas crackers I ordered arrived today so I was happy :) They're a bit smaller than the regular ones in England but I'm glad I ordered the regular sized and not the mini ones. We finished our xmas shopping on Sunday but went to the mall today with my mom and it wasn't as packed as it was a few days ago which surprised me a lot. Ummm not too much else going on, we might go see Bad Santa tomorrow or tonight. Ooo Pete got me jewelery from Zales today as a little surprise present so I can't wait to see what it is ;) Probably won't be back on until Friday or so. Oooo I also received a xmas card from Gem ;) Thanks so much! Anyway Merry Christmas everyone :)

Saturday, December 20, 2003


Hi hi. At my sister's having a party for the babies first birthday which was on Weds. On Weds we came over here and spent some time with them and had pizza and cupcakes. On Thursday we saw the Last Samuri which was better than I thought it would be - as my brothers and Pete wanted to see it but I didn't. Umm yesterday we went to the mall and picked up a few bits for xmas. My mom's comp is messed up so can't get on a lot - which is probably a good thing. Best be off !

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

The past few days...

Hi. Pete's wrapping my presents so I thought I'd come on and update on what we've been up to lately.

Pete's flight came in at the scheduled time on Friday. I got there around 4:40pm with my mom, she waiting in the car while I went in to find Pete. I went to the British Airways baggage claim first but only a few people were there, so then I walked upstairs so see if I could find out if the flight was on time. Then I went back down and started walking towards the baggage claim again. As I was walking there I saw Pete and waved to him, then we walked a bit towards each other, finally met up and hugged and kissed. I gave him Twizzlers and he gave me a little present. The present was Gucci perfume he got on the BA Duty free shopping on the plane :) We got a bit lost on the way out of the airport but we finally got to Cecil's - a Texas BBQ place Pete likes in Orlando. Took a few pics of us in front on there (which are on my MSN site), then we ate and made our way home.

On Saturday we went to my brother Chris' wrestling match at his HS, then we went xmas shopping at the mall and to Steak N Shake.

On Sunday we just layed around a bit and went to KFC and the movies to see Love Actually :) Pete thought it was pretty funny so that was good hehe.

Yesterday we did some more xmas shopping and my Granny came in from NJ so Pete got to meet her and they seemed to get on pretty well :) We're pretty much done with xmas shopping yay. Pete gave me an early present a Forever Friends Doggie that isn't even in stores in the UK yet (or has just been brought out.) The one I have is actually the original that they sent in for reproduction - as Pete worked for a section of the company that does Forever Friends :) He also got me Walk Away the Pounds Express - the 1,2 & 3 mile DVDs with the stretchie at Walmart yesterday :) We got lovely cards from his family and friends of the family and I got a few pressies from his parents and grandparents to open on xmas :)

Bit of sad news - one of Pete's friend's dad died I think on Friday. He called home on Sunday and found out about it then :(

Anyway I should go wrap a few presents myself ;)

Bye for now.

Friday, December 12, 2003

Colors and Christmas

Just thought I'd change the colors for a more winter-y feel. Also added a few lovely xmas touches from Jennie's Graphics Site :) Pete's on the plane, his flight is scheduled to come in @ 4:30pm but from what I've seen online it might be in around 4pm. Dunno when I'll be online after today...hopefully not much - need to take advantage of the much needed break and time with Pete :)


Survey I got in email. Okay going to bed, room is clean :)

1. First Name:

Julia but usually called Julie, Jul, or Juls

2. Were you named after anyone? 

My dad's grandmother

3. Do you wish on stars?

Can't say I do

4. Which finger is your favorite?

Left ring finger, the one the engagement ring is on ;)

5. When did you last cry? 

Ummmm last Saturday night

6. Do you like your handwriting? 

Kinda, I can read it but others usually can't lol

7. What is your favorite lunchmeat?

Ham I guess.

8. Any bad habits? 

Complaining, whining, being moody

9. What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf? 

Definitely the Spice Girls circa 1997. LOL

10. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?


11. Are you a daredevil?

Not really

12. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? 
Yes I think I have lol.

13. Do looks matter? 

Not usually

14. Have you ever misused a word and it sounded absolutely stupid? 

I don't think so, I'm pretty careful about that especially since I'm an English major.

15. Do you think there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? 


16. Do fish have feelings? 

I'm not a fish so I wouldn't know lol

17. Are you trendy? 

Somewhat but not really          

18. How do you release anger? 

I complain

19. Where are your second homes? 

Pete's parents house.

20. Do you trust others easily?
Not really unless I sense that they are honest and truthful which isn't often lol.

21. What was your favorite toy as a child? 

my little pony's, barbie dolls, rainbow bright.

22. What class in school do you think is totally useless? 

FOCUS - oh yeah a Lopez tradition lol.

23. Do you have a journal?

This one. I don't keep a paper one, too lazy.

24. Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Ummm do you know me ? That would be a Major YES lol

25. Have you ever been in a mosh pit? 


26. What do you look for in a boy/girl?

Sense of humo(u)r, personality etc

27. What are your nicknames? 

Juju, Juls, Jul, Ducky, Julietta, American girl etc lol

28. Would you ever bungee jump? 


29. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? 

Usually yes but today I didn't lol.

30. Do you think that you are strong? 

Emotionally yes.

31. What's your favorite ice cream flavor?


32. What's your favorite color?


33. What is your least favorite food? 


34. How many wisdom teeth do you have?

I dunno I don't think mine have grown in yet LOL

35. Are you in love with anyone? 

Lets hope so or this whole engagement thing is a bit of a sham right LOL

36. How many people have a crush on you right now? 

50, no 87, no 98, ummm sorry yeah seriously none lol

37. Who do you miss most right now? 

I guess Pete but I will see him tomorrow !!!

38. Do you want everyone you send this to, to send it back? 

I really don't care

39. What color pants are you wearing? 

Navy blue comfy pants

40. What are you listening to right now? 

TV in background

41. What are the last 4 digits of your home phone number? 


42. What was the last thing you ate? 

Ummm a pirouette (chocolate wafer thing by Pepperidge Farm)

43. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? 

Purple I guess or Blue

44. How is the weather right now? 

A bit chilly for FL lol

45. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? 

Pete's dad, then Pete ;)

46. First thing you notice about the opposite sex? 


47. Do you like the person who sent this? 

Yes she's very nice :)

48. How are you today?

Tired and sniffly with a cold

49. Favorite drink? 

Diet cherry coke, diet dr pepper, diet apple tango (in UK) , and Water

50. Favorite alcoholic drink? 

I don't drink - underage lol. Don't in general though....for lots of reason lol

51. Favorite sports? 

UK Football (US Soccer)

52. Hair color? 

dark blonde w/ natural hightlights

53. Eye color? 


54. Do you wear contacts? 

Nope I can't get myself to put my finger in my eyeball. Plus I only need my glasses for distance so why where contacts all the time right ? lol

55. Siblings and their ages:

Michelle (31), Patrick (17), Chris (16)

56. Favorite month? 


57. Favorite food? 

I have lots

58. Last movies you watched? 

Ummmm Sliding Doors - yeah I know I'm addicted lol

59. Favorite day of the year? 

My birthday I guess :)  

60. Are you too shy to ask someone out? 

Dunno haven't ever had to lol.

61. Scary movies or happy endings? 

Happy endings

62. Summer or winter?


63. Hugs or kisses? 


64. Relationships or one-night stands?

Lets hope I think Relationships

65. Do you want your friends to write back? 

Don't care

66. Who is most likely to respond?


67. Who is least likely to respond?

No one since this is a blog entry

68. Living arrangements? 

Living with parents, or in my dorm at school, or staying at Pete's house - depends on the time of year ;)

69. What books are you reading? 

Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber - I've had it for over a year but haven't finished it lol have read a lot of book in between lol.

71. Favorite board game? 


72. What did you watch on TV last night? 

I didn't, was studying

73. Favorite smells? 

Pete's clothes

74. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? 

That I have to get up and get dressed lol

Thursday, December 11, 2003


I spent all day yesterday studying for my Psychology of Personality final which was this morning at 8am. Hmph 6+ hours of studying for half an hour multiple choice and a few fill in the blank questions grrr but I think I did good :) Then I sold back my book, got my stuff together, put everything in my little car, and came home! The semester is over !!! Wooohooo!!!

I've been saying it hadn't hit me yet - Pete coming tomorrow - well I had this feeling last night as I was going to bed. Its a familiar one, the one I had almost 4 years ago when he arrived here for the first time, and during the anticipation of our 8 meetings...excitement and anxiousness all rolled into one that will burst into total happiness when I see him tomorrow afternoon. Yay.

But until then I have to clean, the house is a mess my room isn't much better. I called Pete earlier and his dad picked up...he was all perky...getting rid of Pete usually does that to him lol ;) Pete is all excited too of course, busy packing :)

Well I better go clean ;)

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Playing Games...Literally

No this is not a continuation of yesterday's post :)

I found this site on Jennie's blog hehe. My name came up with these results:

We were just discussing this one…we decided on "Nice." We factored in an overall clean bedroom, improving table manners and fair play during games. Watch out for overdoing the junk food, though. I was watching you the other day…last Tuesday, as a matter of fact!


Pete's name came up with these results:

It was a tough year, but we'll go for a "Nice" rating. A few naughty marks for excessive junk food, not going to bed on time and nearly forgetting someone's birthday. Really tried to keep up with household chores, though. Extra credit for smiling a lot. Is kind to senior citizens. Keep improving!

And as a patriotic duty I did this quiz lol. My rating:

13 Out of 20

"For an American, your knowledge of the world and its history is surprisingly good. About the same as the average school-age person in any other country. If you are at school, congratulations. If you are an adult, try harder. Read books, visit other countries, and watch less television. Learn to understand the world better and you could become an ambassador for your country, demonstrating that Americans are not all stupid."

Hehe. Pete got 11 out of 20 ;)

Monday, December 08, 2003

Playing Games...

A Message:

I am not part of any online clique. I have the right to tell people what I think and observe. I really don't care about the whole thing to be honest, it's none of my business. Those people I speak to online and am close to have been my friends for years. I thought I could be friendly to some new people and share my experiences of a US/UK LDR, but obviously some people aren't mentally out of high school yet and need to choose sides. I have too much going on in my life to be involved in this stupid arguing. I'll continue to speak my mind and say what I like. Thank you.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss


Well finals start tomorrow. Its actually my easiest day and then they get progressively harder so that's why I'm not stressing. On Friday my roommate and I went to this christmas ordament painting thing on another hall, it was fun - I made a purple ordament for Pete that has our names on it and 2003. ;) Then we came back here and watched About a Boy hehe that movie is funny and heartwarming. I wanted Pete to call me but he said he would on Saturday.

Yesterday I studied a bit, did my laundry (the dryers here truly suck. I put $1 in and my clothes weren't any dryer than when they came out of the washer!) Dinner was crap so I decided to order a pizza later on. Pete had his family and their friends around for 'early christmas' since he's leaving on Friday. He called me around 6pm. I thought everything for the early christmas was over, yeah. Well his mum came in like half an hour into our convo and was all moody and was like "we're having christmas for you the least you could do is be out here.." UGH. I hate feeling like the selfish GF and thats totally what that made me feel like even though she didn't know he was on the phone with me. ARGH. So we had a bit of an arguement but it was over within 15 mins. We talked for like an hour and a half. Then I ordered my pizza (small ham and pineapple! mmmm) and watched Sliding Doors (yes I'm addicted - for the 200+ time.)

Today Pete said his granddad was trying to convince him to not move over here and to have me move there. Which made us both feel all guilty...Pete's his first grandchild and they're really close so I can understand. And Mick (his granddad) is the sweetest/nicest guy in the world and probably more of a granddad even to me than my own (since they both died when I was young.)

Anyway so yeah made me think whether or not we've come to the right conclusion about the whole moving thing. But I'm pretty sure Pete agrees that we are. We'll just have to try to visit every other xmas at least. Guess we should actually get Pete over here before we decide how often we'll visit lol always ahead of ourselves!

Well off to study some...haven't exercised in about 2 weeks cause i've been so busy! Was going to try to today but now its too late! Oh well.

Friday, December 05, 2003

Last day...

Today was my last day of classes and Pete's last day of work! Wow. He'll be here this time next week! I changed the graphics on the index page of my website - again - as I was in the christmas mood. I also made a Christmas card page :)

I still have to finish my radio project - due on Monday. And study for finals:

Monday - British Literature I. 2pm It's open book and open note but that doesn't mean it'll be easy!

Tuesday - 8am Child Psych. I've been totally slacking in that class - have to read the chapters!

Weds - Mass Media Production 8am. Need to write out 3/4 of notecards for that.

Weds - 10am turning in Writing for Mass Communications portfolio. (Work a bit on that)

Thurs - Psych of Personality 8am. That'll be a toughy!

Then I go home and clean...

Friday - Pete comes into Orlando @ 4:30pm via British Airways! Woohoo.
After my whinging I just made this ;)

Quilt square by Irene

I'll add it to geocities tomorrow so everyone can download it ;)

Christmas cards...

Card from Jennie and Ben

Card from Stacie and Alex

Hmph I wish I had time to make an online xmas card but sadly I do not. Must get back to work...

Monday, December 01, 2003

Summary and Sickness

Well I had a pretty good thankgiving. My niece and nephew were totally adorable as usual :) On Friday I went shopping with my mom...we didn't get too much accomplished but I got some clothes on clearance that I can't technically have until Xmas. I saw a few girls that I went to HS with in the mall so we chatted a bit and I got to show them my ring and tell them I was engaged and stuff ;) Which is always so much fun hehehe. Saturday I went with my friend Sara and her old roommate Cyré to see Love Actually. It was really cute. Probably not as good as I thought it would be/heard it was but pretty funny. The funniest bits to me was that one of the characters (Colin) goes to America (Wisconsin hehe) and meets these model looking girls (cause we're all models right,) and of course they fall all over him because he's British lol. And he says where he's from - Basildon!! Haha. Yeah thats where Pete pretty much lives...close to it anyway, he was born there :) So Pete and I might see it again when he gets...in 10 DAYS!!!! How did it all go by so fast ?! I feel icky today. Been feeling light headed/dizzy/nauseous kinda all day :( Might be my period..ugh. Well this week is going to be hell and next week is finals so I'm sure I won't be blogging too much...then Pete's here so yeah I'll be quiet hehehe.