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1. Get a haircut
2. Get out of bed before 8:30
3. Talk to my landlord
4. Work on my independent research project
5. Finish my internship paper
6. Finalize my exam committee
7. Set an exam date

In other words, the next few weeks are going to suck balls.
 
 
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15 December 2010 @ 07:59 pm
And......then I almost killed someone with my truck. It was dark and drizzling and I discovered that the windshield wipers don't work that well. So I'm driving myself home and a guy wearing all dark clothes decided to sprint across the middle of the street. I basically had a heart attack.

Now I need to prep for the final I have tomorrow at 7:30, but I have no more will to study. This semester is definitely ending on the weak side. The paper I turned in earlier today was was really quite bad but I couldn't bring myself to care very much. Let it be over!
 
 
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My downstairs neighbor giggles during foreplay. And yeah, I really wish I didn't know that.
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09 August 2010 @ 11:10 pm
New job stuff tomorrow and I am feeling ridiculously nervous. Away, stupid nervousness. Away! I could really do without the sweating, or nauseousness, or feeling like I have to pee 1,000 times sort of business. It's really distracting me from my futile freak-out. Rawr.
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08 July 2010 @ 10:27 pm
As I was on my way to work this morning, it suddenly dawned on me that I had not brushed my teeth before I left. I immediately wanted to turn back to correct that tragic error, but as I was already over half-way there, was running a bit late, and was sweating like whoa due to the humidity, I decided to keep on. This was possibly a mistake, as all day I felt dirty. Not just my teeth, but my entire self. When I got home this evening I brushed them extra to make up for it. (It didn't really make me feel better, though). Also, this incident makes the idea of always-carry-a-toothbrush-in-my-bag plan seem like a really genius idea.
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27 June 2010 @ 11:00 pm
Tonight, I used a dish washer for the very first time ever. I guess the process is fairly self-explanatory, but it probably would have been good to know in advance that I shouldn't put plastic on the bottom rack. Overall, I was not impressed by the process. 1. It was noisy. 2. It took about 5 times longer than it would have if I had just washed them by hand. 3. It made it even hotter in here (or maybe it just seemed like it made it hotter. Either way, didn't like it.)

I guess I'll probably use it again occasionally, if only to make sure it's still working, but I don't feel like it's all that great.
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22 June 2010 @ 10:20 pm
Two weekends ago was my grandpa's 80th birthday party. The whole extended family got together and it was a whole big thing. There were probably 40-50 people there. On Saturday afternoon/evening we went to one of grandpa's ponds for fishing, lawn games, bonfire foods, etc. Thankfully it didn't storm *and* it wasn't freakishly hot, so the weather was practically perfect. Many fish were caught, as well as 2 GIANT bullfrogs. I got to make some s'mores and let me tell you, they were delicious! My only disappointment was that I was so full by s'more-roasting time that I wanted to eat more than my stomach could accommodate. While standing in line to get (more) food, my sister's boyfriend cut in front of me and then stole a grape tomato and some black olives off my plate. From this, I have concluded that he now considers us family. I always wanted a little brother!

Then my cousins had a 'Cousin Campout,' which I successfully avoided. As I was attempting to sneak off to our grandparents' for the night, one of my cousins begged me to stay. I told her that I had to go because I couldn't stand much being-out-in-nature and had already reached my tolerance threshold. She didn't believe me and kept saying, "I thought you loved nature!" She even offered to let me sleep in her camper. Finally, my aunt (aka this same cousin's mom) chimed in to say, "Just tell her the truth. You want to leave because you don't want to be around her kids!" Which, while not my main concern, was also true. Anyway, I escaped to my grandparents' house where I was very happy to spend the night sleeping on the floor in their non-air conditioned house. I slept great, free of both children and nature.

Sunday morning, partying continued with a brunch/surprise 50th birthday party for one of my aunts. Most of my cousins were still pretty wrecked as a result of the Cousin Campout, but I was fresh as a daisy, and therefore was able to thoroughly enjoy some biscuits and gravy. Mmmmm. Delicious.

In less happy news, I was sort of shocked by my grandma during that weekend. I think I wrote about this a little bit at the time, but back in summer of 2008, my grandma was hospitalized for a solid 3 months, during which they did a lot of tests and generally reached no conclusions as to what was really wrong or how to fix it. While she has physically recovered, mentally she is not the same. I knew that and I have been around her a number of times since then, but never for such a prolonged period of time. I was totally prepared for her forgetting stuff. Sometimes she is absolutely fine, and other times she asks you the same question 12 times in a row. I'm okay with that. I mean, I just keep telling her the same thing and it's fine.

What I didn't realize was that forgetting is not her only issue. She can't handle any kind of chaos or commotion. Before the party on Saturday, one of my aunts was in the kitchen making baked beans and grandma kinda freaked. Like, she kept wandering around, picking stuff up, carrying it around, asking question after question after question. If anyone tried to help her or talk to her, she would just say, "I need Eddie. Where's Eddie? I'll wait until he gets here." (aka my grandpa). That still wasn't so bad. It was later that I couldn't believe things. She, grandpa, one of my aunts, and I were gathering up a last few things before heading to the pond when one of my cousins (who doesn't come around very often) knocked on the door. She got married about 2 years ago. Her husband had never seen the house and she wanted to show him around real quick. This all seemed fine to me, but grandma kinda wigged. Like, she was not only angry, but mean too. She didn't actually say anything to my cousin, but she kept muttering stuff to me and my aunt, like "What's the matter with 'these people?' Don't they know we have to get out of here? We have to go! They need to get out!" and "I don't like them being in here. They better not open any doors! We have to go!" It made me very uncomfortable and very sad. I didn't know how to react at all. It was just so not like her, it was like my grandma was gone, and it hurt. The really disturbing thing is that just a few days earlier, my mom had been saying that she thought grandma was acting better. If that's true, I'm really disturbed. And depressed.

So, that's my family - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Despite the negatives, I don't think I'd trade any of them.
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19 May 2010 @ 11:02 pm
Important safety tip: Do not put your plastic fabric lunchbox in the dryer, no matter how desperately you want it to be dry.
 
 
pink actually Is all around
12 May 2010 @ 06:48 pm
I just have one essay to finish (due by 4am!) and this semester is over. But! I am distracted. I just talked to my friend and she told me that she's pregnant. While I realize that they've been married for almost 5 years and that she has always wanted kids, I'm still kind of freaked out by it. And, me being my socially inept self, didn't really know what to say when she told me, so I think I said all the wrong things and didn't ask any of the right questions or whatever. I dunno. I'm just totally weirded out by it all. I think my problem is that I don't truly feel fully grow up, so my same-age friends should not be celebrating 5-year wedding anniversaries with babies. Well, that, and I hate babies. That might be a factor.
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08 May 2010 @ 08:38 pm
My professor must be a reading-machine, because the 4am paper from my last post? Yeah, he has already read, graded, and returned them all (there are 25 people in the class!). Apparently, my staying up late was totally worth it, because he was seriously into my paper. Actually, his comments kind of make me laugh. A lot. So I have to share them, even though without the context of the paper, they might not make much sense (or maybe it will just be funnier?). Anyway, here is what he had to say:

"A THIS IS REALLY WONDERFUL! A FASCINATING STORY, WITH A VERY THOROUGH WORKING THROUGH OF THE VARIOUS STAGES IN KARDINER’S THEORY FOR BOTH OF YOU. IF YOU EVER DISCUSS THIS WITH YOUR FATHER, I WONDER IF HE WILL REGRET THE WAY HE RAISED YOU BECAUSE IT MEANT YOU WOULDN’T TAKE CARE OF HIS CAT? WELL, I IMAGINE HE LIKES YOU MORE THAN THE CAT, SO IT WOULD BE NO PROBLEM. IN ANY EVENT, THANKS FOR A REALLY ENJOYABLE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING PAPER."

I'm still kind of laughing. I can imagine it now, "Dad, so my professor was just wondering, do you like me more than your cat?" Yeah, I can't stop laughing.