Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm realizing that those that were there for me the most, I'm hardly around now. I don't like being so busy, and therefore may leave others to their own business and spend more time with my family. Tibbs and Lil, for one, David, Jeanna, and Joyce for another. My heavens, it's Thanksgiving already. It's been years since I've seen David, Jeanna, and Joyce, it's been a month or so since I've seen Tibby and Lil.
Am I really so tired with school? What on earth is it about using one's brain that makes them dead on their days off?
Not that anyone here can tell, but it's almost three in the morning, I work tomorrow, and I'm up blogging.
I just kept thinking; what did I do today? Really. I stayed in bed until one. I got up, worked on my powerpoint. I ate a hot-pocket. I went to class. Got out at eight (finals today, when I was done, I could go). Went home. Tiffani came with (that's a wholly different story there). I watched Legend of the Seeker with Anthony and Tiffani. Then bed. Then no sleeping. Emailed Jeanna, now blog.
Are my priorities screwed? Am I just incredibly tired? I know school is a lot of work. I do have quite a bit of homework, but I need to spend my time off better.
Tibby, if you read this, I now live five minutes away, as opposed to, like, an hour or so, and I have Fridays and Saturdays off, so if you want to come out/want me to come out totally let me know.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
From what I knew, Gregory Maguire rewrote stories and fairy-tales into the "true story" for adults, which I enjoyed quite a bit with Wicked.
Lost, however, is a wholly new story that references A Christmas Carol, Jack the Ripper, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. This sounds like an interesting concept, I'm sure, but while G.M. is throwing the references in here and there, it's like he forgot about the main story line. Winnie/Wendy/Ophelia/Opal the main character comes to town, finds that her cousin (and former lover apparently, but you have to read that in the book, it isn't on the dust jacket or anything), John is missing. She stays in his house, harasses John's neighbors, employers, and girlfriend about his whereabouts (turns out he was just avoiding her). Contractors are fixing the house when she arrives, they bust down a wall and let out a ghost of some sort. The ghost possesses a cat and makes it eat other cats, then possesses an old lady and makes her eat cats, too. While this is going on, you don't know it's a possession, though, you believe that it was just the old lady being bonkers and eating her cats. You find out at the end of chapter 4. Winendophelal throws a temper tantrum at her cousin when he comes back into the picture, she runs away, she goes to see the old lady, and then she herself becomes possessed.
Honestly, if you want to skip the first two chapters all together, just read the back of the book.
The main character answers all questions with a snide remark or another question. Reading Lost is like playing one of those three-dollar PC games where you have to investigate some strange happenings, no one gives you a straight answer, and at the end you find out the bad guy is the person that asked for help in the first place.
If someone should happen to read it and decide that it is a great book, I would love to speak to this person and get their point of view. I'm almost hoping there was a deeper meaning in there somewhere that I just missed.
Though this was not the best book ever, I'll probably still continue to read Gregory Maguire books just for the twisted fairy-tale fun.
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Sunday, November 07, 2010
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
√ Fork over down-payment to reserve apartment
√ Ohio Edison put in our name (this week)
√ Sign lease papers (next week)
√ Pack (this week and next week)
√ Move (10/28/10)
♥ ♥ ♥ Be happy (forever) ♥ ♥ ♥
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
- Here we have an Alice in Wonderland game (that looks remarkably like American McGee's version) from Big Fish Games. It's just one of those hidden-object, Where's Waldo businesses, but it looks like it would be fun to goof around with.
You can download a free one-hour trial or purchase the full version for $6.99.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
Please put a ticket in Kaseya for this as well. thx
We don't do Kaseya tix for website updates, just for "problems" and computer issues/breakdowns. Thanks!
Oh, I was told it was for any issue that tech support was needed for since it helps us keep track of requests.
I think K tix are to track issues to see where problems be repeating, whereas the website is in a continuous state of flux. No problem!
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Well, in better news, I did my informal proposal presentation today. I got all points; 100%. Ended with an 89.7% in the class. Not so bad for only doing half of the homework.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Was more than just the color
Of your hair
It was the color
Rose; thorns included
Beating, bleeding heart
But now you are
Just as you have gone
Beyond the pale
Compared to what you were
You seem more
Than a carnal conspicuous chroma
Sublime; sans self
We were family
Not from you
but from Him
at the most opportune
I wish I could have
bided my time
Just a little longer
Just for you
Jougs holding me back
Oubliette of despair
We lived together for
We fought beside each other for
We fought against each other for
We moved away from each other for
Our own good
We saw each other less and less for
Our own good
We are moving farther apart for
Our own good
Saturday, June 19, 2010
- So, my boss gave me my very own project at work. It's AWESOME!
- I am still hating math. Yuck. (When the fuck are we ever going to need to use f(x)=mx+b IRL???)
- I haven't been knitting. NO TIME!!!
- I have SciFi's (I refuse to spell it SyFy) version of Alice on DVD. Cat_Like_Thief; we need a movie day.
- Hoping to see Eclipse in theatres with Red and Pabs.
- Facebook is pissing me off.
- Red be having hubbeh issues. Poor dear.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
- Work is picking up
- Counseling is almost over
- Midterm next week
- I made a new friend; his name is Arpad-- No shit.
- I miss my cousin. Love to teh Tibby.
- Also, homework. Lots and lots of homework.
- That is all.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Via Boing Boing
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
- I have pink eye
- I have a sinus infection
- I have a double ear infection
- I finished another sleeve
- School is terrible (boooooorinnnnnng)
- My eyes itch like crazy and I SO want to rub them
- Need to make doctor's appointment
- Call Paige
- Chapter 13, quick check A and B
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
- I had my interview today. I have a pretty good feeling about it.
- Anthony and I are doing much better.
- Passed my last class with an 82%. I was expecting mid-seventies.
- I've had more things to do and have been more scatterbrained than usual.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The second most intense life stress, after death, is divorce or loss of a love relationship. Most of us beyond 14 or 16 have felt the intense pain and anguish of being rejected by a lover. Many writers have dealt with marital problems and the long, distressful process of divorce. Kessler (1975) described seven stages of divorce:
Stage 1: Disillusionment
After the bliss of falling in love (with the ideal person for you), a new idea sneaks into your mind: your lover has some faults. You may begin "psychologizing," e.g. "he is very self-centered," "she is nagging like my mother," "he flirts with women to hide his sexual fears," "she gets a lot more involved with the children than she does with me," etc. If these feelings grow in either person, without being resolved, the relationship is in trouble.
Stage 2: Erosion
The disappointments and fault-finding reduce the love and attraction. They may not know what is wrong or what to say. If the relationship is becoming a little strained, this is the best time to have a good, straight talk or to seek marriage counseling. If no changes are made, a lot of destructive interactions may take place: put each other down, compete for attention, spend money carelessly, find new interests, watch each other critically, avoid each other, stop "confiding" or having sex.
Stage 3: Detachment
Each disappointment hurts. "Love dies a thousand deaths." Lovers pull away to avoid hurts and sadness. If the isolation continues, it becomes more and more difficult to return to being lovers. Sometimes only one person is in the detachment stage; that is enough to kill the relationship. In this stage, the couple share and talk little, imply that "I don't care" even though they're hurting, and begin to think of other possible partners. They can't decide to leave or not. Often anger sets in--anger makes it easier to decide to separate.
Stage 4: Physical separation
Separating is a sure sign the relationship has failed. Before, you might say, "we aren't getting along; we're fighting a lot," but now the relationship is gone--lost. There are many reactions to separation: often it is a painful, crushing void, sometimes if you have wanted out for a long time it is a relief, usually there is loneliness, fear, and feelings of failure. There are many adjustments to make--new place to live, new routine, new people, etc.
Stage 5: Mourning and letting go
We mourn the loss of a partner, even one who has caused us pain. It is the loss of a dream, if nothing else. We rid ourselves of the "ghosts" of our past love, give up hope of reconciliation, and realize the ex-lover is gone forever. Usually there is a mix of intense emotions: sadness, anger, guilt, fear, hope. Often we spend hours reliving the old relationship--how awful he/she was, how it should have been, whose fault it was, etc. The person needs to "work through" these old emotions. Eventually, he/she will decide to get on with his/her life.
Stage 6: A new life.
The focus shifts from the past to the future. Sometimes there is even an obsession with a new interest or life-style--new clothes and looks, drinking, seducing and partying, or complete involvement with work and planning a new career or volunteering to help in some social-political movement. Some are eager to find love again, others hate the opposite sex, others are scared of emotional involvement. In some ways it's like being a teenager again.
Stage 7: Healthy adjustment
With luck, one emerges from a broken relationship wiser, tougher, stronger, and mellower. You have found some good friends and made reasonable plans for the future. You are no longer so worried you can't sleep at nights and, although life is hard, you are ready to move on to something better. Each person is different. Some skip stages; some get stuck in a stage; some slide through the stages quickly and silently. Seldom do a divorcing couple start and go through the same stages at the same time. The earlier a couple attends to problems, the better. It is an unending task of true lovers to be sure the fun and affection outweigh the boredom and resentment. If you are stuck in stage 2 or 3 for a few weeks and can't work it out or get your partner to seek counseling together, go by yourself. If you are still mourning a former relationship (that obviously had problems) after more than two or three months, seek some help with speeding up the recovery process.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
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