|Yes, I rolled those myself <3|
30 July 2011
I also went through some of my old essays. I kept the ones I was proud of, and the ones I wasn't pleased with went into the recycle bin to be put out on Tuesday. My old digital publishing portfolio also went into the recycle. Just because I have a portfolio from 2003 doesn't mean I still hold any of those publishing skills.
Next on my list is my big box of pictures. A lot of those people I could care less if I ever saw again face to face, let alone looking at their faces in pictures from high school. The important pictures are being kept. Everything else has got to go.
It's just stuff.
It's stuff I don't need that is holding me back.
I may have a heavy heart while I am sorting, though I will feel much lighter once it is gone.
And my music for the night. While I love the original, Lenny Kravitz did a kick ass job on this. It's definitely one of those songs I can cruise to after a long day at work.
I hope whoever is reading this has a great weekend. Take care of yourself, and keep your pimp hand strong!
29 July 2011
|Side of one of our RYO machines.|
28 July 2011
Everclear. I saw them at a festival a few years back and I thought they were TERRIBLE. Every song they did sounded the same. It was like 45 minutes of hearing 'Father of Mine' on repeat. Don't get me wrong, I love their studio work, but I would never see them live again.
Books. I collect books. I have a bookshelf overflowing with books of all sorts, from political works and language books to fantasy and science fiction. As an only child with busy parents, my books were my escape. Getting rid of them would be like losing an old friend.
I've been playing more and more blitzball. Right now I'm number one in league play, and I won my first tournament game, so we will see how that goes. I have never been able to get Wakka's celestial weapon because I never played blitz enough. Let them tell me I don't play enough now!
I've kinda half assed some of the areas in the past day, mainly because I was playing so much blitz. Just got the airship so now I can start to really get the things I want to get.
Even though I have beaten the game countless times, I still have things that I never complete. I want this game to be complete.
26 July 2011
Yeah, it sounds like a lot. After going for so long with near constant pain, I am glad to be able to eat again!
No work for the next two days. Looks like I've got a FFX binge in my future!
Classes need to start again! I'm going so stir crazy!
21 July 2011
I had to switch to rolling my own, anyway. The RYO machines we have at work only run cartons of tubes with white paper. Bossman finally got in my favorite tubes again, which are black. Vera Cruz Midnight tubes are fantastic, and eye catching!
Maybe I will smoke less now that I am doing this, which will save me even more in the end.
I would love to be able to quit smoking. I wish I hadn't even started.
18 July 2011
I also enjoyed that they brought some of the humor back out. Part I had some humor, but this really took it. It lightened up some of the heaviness of the final battle. And the special effects! As always they were top notch. I was a little so so on how they handled the de-aging makeup on Snape and the aging makeup on the other main characters for the '19 years later' segment. Utter rubbish in the book, utter rubbish in the movie, but that is besides the point. In Snape's memories they had to de-age him, of course, so it wasn't an older looking Snape talking to Dumbledore seventeen years in the past. They did a decent job, don't get me wrong. It just looked a little odd. And then the scene with him and Lily after Voldemort left the Potter home... worthy of crying like a child. The utter despair on his face just... yeah.
Fantastic movie, and I'm sad to see the franchise end. At least there are still the movies to watch, the books to read over and over again until they fall apart, and JKR's new Pottermore site. I so cannot wait to read the back story of Professor McGonagall! She is one of my favorite characters in the book and I have always wanted to know more about her. Maybe we will even get to see more adventures of the Marauders!
I also have some new music to listen to! I watched Sucker Punch a few weeks back and fell in love with the soundtrack. If you haven't seen that movie, do it. If not for the action, if not for the hot girls totally kicking ass, do it for the music. I've always had a thing for more industrial and electronica music. This is chock full of an industrial sound as well as classic tunes revamped with the sound. I absolutely adore it. My bestie and I jammed out to it in the car the other day, and I've been listening to it when I have been cleaning. There is something about it that just makes me feel good.
For me and bestie, this is our jam XD
I have also been doing a lot of cleaning. Bestie cleaned out her storage unit the other day and cleared out nearly everything that she had when she moved back down here, all of the things that were in her apartment before she came. Of course, in amazement, I asked how she was able to so easily get rid of those things, remnants of the life that she had built up in NoFl for six years. In reply she just shrugged her shoulders and said "It's just stuff", as she threw another box in the trunk of the car. Hearing that really struck me. It's just stuff. All of these things I have been buying, all of this useless crap that isn't making my life any better, is just stuff. There is no need to fill any sort of internal void by buying all of this crap. Should something happen to me, I can't take it with me. It will all end up in the Goodwill store and be sold for charity. Should a hurricane come I won't be able to throw all of this stuff into the car and run. The important things are hard to find in all of the other junk. It's just stuff. Useless stuff.
With that mantra going through my head, I started cleaning yesterday. It's amazing how much one can get rid of when all that goes through your mind its "it's just stuff". My desk is a lot cleaner now because I was able to sort through and discern the difference between useful (my school supplies, for instance) and 'just stuff' (an old Honda emblem and business cards from four years ago). My desk is now much neater and only contains things that are either of vital importance (the school stuff and books), things that I like (my DS games), and items that bring back memories (my glow in the dark Harry Potter glasses from the book 7 midnight release that I attended with my other bestie). I have been taking that same idea and sorting through my clothes. The things I wore in high school don't need to be there. I am going to be 30 years old in a few years. I don't need to be dressing like a teenager. All of those clothes that look like something a teenager could wear will be going straight to some of the teenagers in my life that will look more appropriate in them than I will. All but the schoolgirl skirt. That thing still looks hot on me!
After the dresser and the closet are cleaned I will be attacking the bookshelf. Books that haven't been read in years will be sold online. All that will remain are books that mean a great deal to me (the Harry Potter series, Vampire Chronicles, a few favorite novels) or can be used (old school books and Visual Basic guides). Everything else will either be sold or donated.
Only things of great personal importance will not go through the 'it's just stuff' thing.
I do not need all of this stuff. The most important thing in my life is my family, and as long as I have my family and those that I love surrounding me everything will be fine.
15 July 2011
|Just as we were coming up to the storm.|
|A bit closer.|
|In the middle of things.|
11 July 2011
The first step was changing phone plans. I cannot believe that I not only got a new phone but got a month of service for less than I normally pay for one month of service with AT&T. I paid $115 for a Sanyo Mirro and a $50 monthly plan through Boost Mobile. With my iPhone and AT&T I was paying between $120 and $130 a month. This will offer me a savings of around $75 a month give or take, and then each few months my bill will drop from $50 down to around $30 a month for unlimited everything. This will enable me to save up for a new phone later down the road! Fantastic!
I also used to think that mother was insane by clipping every coupon she found in the Sunday paper. Now that I'm having to stretch my money I've been doing the same thing. I haven't been shopping yet since buying my new phone used over half of my money for this two weeks, but it will all even out in time.
The next step is taking my old video games down to the game store and either selling them back or trading them in for something new. It won't be much, but it gives me the opportunity to either get new games or get enough money to take some of my loved ones out for a nice dinner one night for a family night (something we don't do often).
I am tired of being broke. It really sucks.
08 July 2011
I also did a bit of school shopping today. Nothing major, just some post-it flags for my textbooks and a new cover for my calculator. A lot of people at the college have the same pink calculator. I picked up a black and white Day of the Dead skull print cover so I'll be able to tell which one is mine.
Classes start at the end of August and I can't wait! Until then I suppose I'll enjoy my summer break ^.^
07 July 2011
05 July 2011
Today’s appointment went really well. I was in the chair at 8:30 this morning and didn’t leave the dentist until about 11:30. Instead of just a root canal I was prepped for a crown and given a temporary tooth as a place holder until the crown is ready for me. I go in on the 26th to get that done.
I’m just depressed I spent most of the day by myself. I had people to spend the day with, but it seems like they all had better things to do.
Now I’m waiting on my bestie to come back with her baby. I’m so glad to be spending more time with her and her baby. It makes me want a baby of my own, haha. I would like to finish school and be married so I know I am able to care for all of the baby’s need. One day.
04 July 2011
|What's left of the lake.|
|Another shot of where water used to be.|
|The only fireworks I could get on film.|
|Sunset over the dike.|
Last night I had a great dinner with some of the people I love most in the world. I haven't eaten that much in a long time! I ended up spending most of the evening with my best friend's little girl. It makes me want a baby of my own! She is the sweetest little girl, so smart for two years old.
Today we have a house full of my friends from high school. It's fantastic. My best friend is here doing her math homework and her baby is hanging out with my dad, and my brother from another mother is sitting here with us at the table playing video games on his PSP. This is what we do while we hang. Now we are waiting on food to finish cooking so we can eat, and then go somewhere to watch fireworks once the sun goes down.
Tomorrow is root canal and then going to the college to sign up for classes. I'm just glad to spend these three days I've had off with some of my closest friends.
01 July 2011
And since I'm a total dork for the Gazette, one of their recent songs that I fell in love with. I absolutely love the sound of this. Some have complained that it sounds too Western or too American or too much blah blah blah - does it really matter when a song makes you want to rock along with it?