Thursday, April 28, 2005

After a stressful week of De-Clutter 2005 (name stolen from Sas lol) - my room is actually clean!!

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...Just in time for Pete to get here this afternoon and mess it up again lol.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The red is named "rocking chair red." I did another coat of it last night but I missed a few spots because I couldn't see them, so touching them up today. We're only doing the one wall that color so its not that shocking. My dad was home to paint the other walls white, now we just have to do the base boards. My mom spent all day yesterday scrapping the wallpaper of one of the bathrooms so they can paint that tan. Lots of painting. I still have primer on my arm and somehow on my glasses lol.

Pete'll be here in a little over 30 hours :) He's packing now, only bringing one suitcase of course for 3 and a half weeks. I bring two for that long, but then again I'm a girl. And as I tell Lin as we try to stuff my cases into her little red Yaris: "I'm American, I need stuff!" Anyway that's about all on this end for now, still have to put my clothes back in my dresser, clean out the junk drawers (I have two in my dresser and one cabnet of book built in) and then wash the sheets on my bed (or change them as they're flannel and its the end of April in FL lol). Anyway, lots to do by tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Painting the town...or

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It's only the first coat...I'll have to take pics of the finished product with the new furniture and everything :)

Monday, April 25, 2005

Still trying to unpack and clean, always fun still have way too much stuff! So Pete'll be here on Thurs so we might not be online a lot after that, though my mom is redecorating and we have no living room and being the computer is in the kitchen where there are the only places to sit, and my car is messed up, so we might be on quite a lot after all lol. I updated the layout on my wedding blog and changed the title. Too lazy to do the coding for a links so just look on the right menu for it --------->

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Done with finals, packed up all my crap, and am back home. Tell me this - HOW AM I EVER GOING TO MOVE TO ENGLAND WITH ALL THE CRAP I HAVE ???? I'll be fun, I'll probably be disowned by half my family and my in-laws for screaming at everyone - because I get stressed out when I'm packing and moving.

Anyway - Pete blogged - check it out here

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Technically two finals down and two to go, though I doubt if turning in a 2 page letter and watching Bend it Like Beckham for Post-Colonial lit really constitutes as a final! Almost all packed to move back home, my roommate left today, I didn't think I'd see her so I left her a note saying goodbye - then I saw her in the hall going back to the room and didn't say anything. I'm not one for soppy goodbyes when for 8 months we've barely spoken. Roll on next year and my own room (fingers crossed). Pete will be here a week from tomorrow!!! I'm excited to be having a proper birthday with him here, not like my family doesn't celebrate my birthday but its not the same. Its the first one we're able to spend in person! My in-laws are going shopping for my birthday presents this weekend (well Pete's mum and nan anyway). Anxious to see what they get me! Well only half an hour until my Editing and Layout exam, better go look over my notes a bit! Then I have Mass Media and Society tomorrow at 8am! At least I've done the notecards for that. Woohoo another year almost over and one more to go! My hasn't it gone by fast?!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Well I had a lovely weekend with William...Shakespeare. Yes I know he's long been dead but reading and writing down quotes from 4 of his plays took all day Friday, Saturday, Sunday and today. My eyes got so bad after reading for 7 hours straight on Saturday that I had to lay down instead of chat with Pete and ended up going to bed really early. Tonight I have to go over the quotes I wrote down and review the ones I want to for the essay test tomorrow. 2 Essays on 4 plays in an hour and 45 mins fun times. Then on Weds I have to turn in a 'learning letter' for post-colonial lit and take the Editing and Layout final (which I need to study for) and then study in between for Mass Media and Society on Thurs at 8am. Not much else going on...oh Pete will be here in 10 days!!!! Yay!!!! He's arriving in Orlando on next Thursday afternoon yay !!!!!! Anyway my roommate just left for the night, so back to studying bah.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

You Are a Link Blogger!

Your blog is more about cool links than thougtful posts.
Better to be entertaining and breif than longwinded and boring!

J is for Joyful
U is for Unusual
L is for Lovable
I is for Irresistible
E is for Elitist

Monday, April 11, 2005

51% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

Yankee or Dixie? I've been in FL too long I think ;)

Found on Jennie's blog

Sunday, April 10, 2005

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Gotta love a good wedding - they do look really happy bless them. It looks normal for them to be married if that makes sense.

The formal was interesting, couldn't say I had a great time but whatever. Went out to dinner with my friend Steph last night to the Outback mmmmmmm. Trying to write a paper but moving very slow on it. You might not hear from me for a few weeks as I get done with school and then finals next week ah!

Saturday, April 09, 2005

So my third year of uni is coming to a close, don't worry I have one more year. Here in the wonderful U. S. of A. we basically send the last year of high school and first year of college twiddling our thumbs in an attempt to 'adjust,' meaning we spend the next 3 years getting stressed out and wishing it was over soon. And it is. Scary.

For the first time I'm going to an evening, non-academic function...yes a formal. God help me. The last time I danced as to "Hey Mickey" on New Years Eve with my In-laws and friends in a cheerleading costume. Tonight I'll dance to something more recent, in something less flashy, with people more my own age. And this scares me. I can socialize with half-pissed middle aged couples, but half-pissed 20 year olds? Not so sure. I've always gotten along better with older people, probably because thats close to my wannabe mental age. So here I sit, with my the name of my college plastered on my butt, waiting to see what time we're leave. I would take pics, but I don't have my camera.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

So I told Pete I want one of these but there is no way I'm bidding $21 for it. I doubt if he'll get me one. 1) Because I think they only sell that crap in London or Windsor or some equally touristy place like that, not in Wickford or even the bustling metropolis of Basildon (god help us). 2) Because he couldn't care less and 3) because has he said "they're F***ing ugly. Any takers?

In other gift news, I called Pete tonight. My lovely mother in law answered the phone.

Lin: "We were just talking about you"
Me: Pause
L: "Only good things...about your birthday"
Me: Oh right!
L: I'll get Pete for you
Me: Ok
L: Alright bye
Me: Ok..bye.

So my in laws were talking about what I would like for my birthday. The big 21 - a month from Saturday. I told Pete they don't have to get me anything...but know them and that they spoil me rotten its useless to say to them. I really do like them, I'm glad I don't have scary future in-laws and we all get along fine and laugh and joke around. Like I told Pete the other day, his parents aren't really parents - only people that just so happen to have made him. ;) They're a laugh.
Pity for Poor Prince Charles Because lord knows he needs it. LOL
I hate computers, I hate stupid network connections!!!!! I have been trying for almost an hour to get onto AIM with no luck. Connection has been lost. WTF ???!!!!!!!! And hotmail takes ages to load, as usual. Its too late to call Pete even if I had a land line to call him on. I don't have enough sources for my paper due on Weds, I'm EXTREMELY behind in Shakespeare, and there is only one week of classes left before finals. AHHHHHH. I think I 'm going to destress by making a Amazon wishlist for my 21st birthday so people can by me crap...sound good ? I think so.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

As if you need more - The wedding of the week. Sorry I cannot resist. Anyone want to place bets for who will be running to Barnes and Noble to buy a very overpriced Hello magazine (about what $6+) and glued to the TV for all the latest. You all know me too well - some habits never die and I will always be obsessed.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

And the drama continues.

Not much else to report on really, oh I'm doing an article for my non-existant Advanced Reporting class on: Rate My Another reason not to become a college professor I suppose, not that I wanted to be one anyway.

Oh and I got this adorable photo of my nephew and neice this morning in the mail from my sister:

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

You Are Medium Maintenance

You aren't as hard to deal with as some girls

But you aren't the most laid back chick either

You're easy to deal with 90% of the time, but watch out for that 10%!

If the guy you are with has good intentions, then calm down a little

But if he's really screwing up, don't waste your breath - move on :-)

Are You High Maintenance? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
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Friday, April 01, 2005

Weird array of posts today

Not quite me but OK....I think its because I said I correct typographical errors in my textbooks...but I do!!

Took image out bc it was too big to fit my layout and covered the right menu.

You are 'programming in QBASIC'. This programming
language (of which the acronym stands for
'Quick Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic
Instruction Code'), which is so primitive that
it cannot easily be used for any purpose
involving the Internet nor even sound, was
current more than a decade ago.

You are independent, in a good way. When something
which you need cannot be found, you make it
yourself. In writing and in talking with
people, you value clarity and precision; your
friends may not realize how important that is.
When necessary, you are prepared to be a
mediator in conflicts between your friends.
You are very rational, and you think of things
in terms of logic and common sense.
Unfortunately, your emotionally unstable
friends may be put off by your devotion to
logic; they may even accuse you of pedantry and
insensitivity. Your problem is that
programming in QBASIC has been obsolete for a
long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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I got out of class an hour an a half year. Why? Because apparently my instructor (she's a reporter, or was, for the local paper) is moving to Texas tomorrow. Yes, Texas, tomorrow. Quite a shock, but like she said we can email her our last 2 assignment (articles) and it'll be like a real news agency doing a out-of-area or whatever report. I'm happy about not having to go to the class for the next 2 weeks at 5pm until around 7:30pm on Thursday. Wow only 2 more weeks of classes and then finals AH! Anyway was an interesting class tonight.

I've been exercising lately and trying to eat better for my diet challenge - losing 30 lbs or about that by August when I go to England (TBC) - check out my wellness journal -----> for details.