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|Wednesday, January 5th, 2005|
i was looking through my favorites today and ran across this account, so i went and read some entries.
1) Doug is right; i am the typo queen.
2) since my last post at the end of april, my life has seen so many changes. my change to lj closely parallels my departure from ue and start as a qmrp.
3) people have come and gone. whether i'm glad or sad is regardless; that's life.
4) i have Matt. :) he is my sanity. (coincidentally, today is our 4 month anniversary. woohoo!)
5) my excitement for getting the rescare job has GREATLY subsided (to put it in mild terms).
6) no one is even reading this since everyone uses livejournal now. Current Mood: nostalgic
|Monday, May 10th, 2004|
i got the QMRP position at ResCare!!!
i start training on monday. i'll be earning more than i expected as well! WOO!!! Current Mood: excitedCurrent Music: pina coladas
|Thursday, April 29th, 2004|
ok, well, that last outage of blurty pushed me over my blurty tolerance edge, so i started a livejournal account. as much as i wanted to resist the movement, it's worth having the friends page to keep up with people... particularly since that was one of my main reasons for an online journal anyways. i will definitely be keeping my blurty account, so i can read my friend's postings. i will also still update in here but not as much. for more regular updates, look at www.livejournal.com/users/froggirl42
i went out and bought myself a cell phone yesterday. if you are interested in my number, let me know.
within the next week i do plan on sending out a mass email with my future contact information for after may 8th. just for the record.
anyway, i'm down to 1 test (which i'll be taking at 2:45) and 2 papers. then, i'll be done. that's exciting.
i'm looking forward to the phi tau formal this weekend! Bender and i are going to have fun! woo!
i will be having a second interview with rescare. i need to call and schedule that. YEA!!!
i think that's about it. have a great one everyone! Current Mood: calmCurrent Music: shadowboxer by fiona apple
|Friday, April 23rd, 2004|
so much of my time is wasted doing stupid stuff. i need to stop procrastinating. (like this entry. *sigh*)
oh, my article will be in tomorrow's crescent if there are any interested parties.
Current Mood: tired/stressed
Current Music: billy joel's this is the time to remember
|Tuesday, April 20th, 2004|
lots of random stuff
i should be doing so many other things, but for now, i will continuing procrastinating.
Laura allowed me to co-star in a scene with Jamie for her video productions class. it was a group project, so her and 2 classmates worked on it: set up sound, lights, and cameras. it was SO much fun. Jamie and i did the airplane scene from when harry met sally. it was Great.... i got to be all sarcastic/dry. :) i can't wait to see it! well, sort of. i'm not a big fan of seeing myself on screen, so...
as of friday, Jessie and i officially have an apt! we signed our lease, so it's in our names now. i literally have the key to the next step in my life. it's both really exciting and scary. we're now working on furniture and all that fun stuff. since we are rent free until june, we aren't in a huge rush to move in or anything. Jessie did bring her kitty down to hang out there, though. Brigs is SO CUTE!!! poor guy; he's there all alone. we've been visiting him regularly and seems to be doing fine. yeah, i love him already.
the pie (ok, ready whip) tossing (or pie smooshing as it became because of the strong wind) booth for uela went well. i had kind of jokingly commented to Jeff Werner that he should come sit in the sticky seat for a while. MUCH to my surprise, he actually showed up at the uela booth ready for the chair. IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!
the booth was a lot of fun despite the mess i had all over me. i was so sticky. ready whip is so yummy, though. chocolate ready whip is also quite good but is stickier and stains. amazingly, ready whip is easier to get out of my hair than i expected. i was glad. it was a fun experience and got our name out there, so that was good. :)
as you may have noticed, it's been being quite warm out! yea! however, this is Not good if you work in a place with a large convention oven. it's SOOO hot in panelli's. it's crazy. because of this, sunday i decided i should invest in some cheap kacky shorts but didn't have much time to find any. instead i found a cheap really comfy skort. since i work with almost all guys, i knew something would be said, particularly because it was a snug skirt and not overly long. however, i decided it was too hot in there to be concerned about that. well, i provided the comedy for the evening. there were some comments made obviously. it was actually quite hysterical: there's nothing quite like hearing the owner rap 'baby got back.' i laughed. a lot.
in fact, it was actually kind of nice to get some male attention. it had been a while, and although i don't want extreme attention (plus, i'd never get it IF i did), every once in a while it's nice to know that the opposite sex finds you attractive.
a former employee did come into the store and seemed to take it a bit far. it was just verbal stuff, but there's just something about him that doesn't make me feel at ease around him anyway. he just made me very uncomfortable about the whole thing.
needless to say, the skirt was a one time thing, and i plan on finding actual shorts before i work next. the skirt is really comfy. i'll probalby lounge in it or wear it to bars. ;) :-p
tonight was the leadership academy banquet. IT WAS GREAT!!! i've never been so proud of us. the acropolis is WONDERFUL! we had so much food. it was great to see everyone. i had just just hanging out with all of them. i love that! my uela crew is some great people! the banquet went off without a hitch. i was able to impromptu a nice little speech and get all the gifts ready in time... complete with personal cards. adco LOVED the little nerf guns i got them. (i included a little cheesy thing with it saying, 'aim high and you will always hit your target.' it's me. you know you were expecting something like that) yeah, it was just a great night. the food was and the restaurant beautiful. i look forward to going back.
i ran into Paul on his way home while walking over to the uela office, so we chatted for a while. always interesting. on many levels he views things so differently from me, which makes talking to him always a surprise. fun times.
just a reminder: tuesday night special... one large one topping for $4.99. carry out only. you know you want to. 476-8646.
Current Mood: getting sleepy
Current Music: two beds and a coffee machine by savage garden
|Monday, April 19th, 2004|
i'm surprised. i actually don't hate my second draft; it's better than i thought it'd be. thanks to those who i asked for ideas. as you can tell, i used some of them.
reasons for me posting this: first, i felt like sharing. second, i want to see how it's changed in the crescent. third, note the difference in tone? sound more pessimistic? yeah, i thought so...
I am ready for classes to be over. I am ready for graduation. I am ready for something new.
Despite many seniors feeling similarly, maybe five people will read this article. Why do I say that? Apathy. An epidemic has hit campus. Students do not attend campus events. Students do not seem to care much about each other. Students are not willing to run for leadership positions in organizations. Has anyone other than me noticed it is the same ten students that seem to be involved with everything? What happened to people wanting to be involved with their campus and trying to help make it better? It always seems to be the apathetic ones who are the most critical of UE. If you are not willing to try to change aspects of UE you dislike, sit down and shut up.
Safety and Security has demonstrated its overzealous approach to ticketing for parking violations. I have heard about many ludicrous tickets: 5 minutes over time restrictions and 6 inches across a parking line. Come on guys, do you think you could spend your time a bit more wisely? We all have times when it would be absurd to park over in H Lot to run back to our rooms and then jog back over to H Lot just to leave again.
As a University, we want to be competitive and up-to-date, so we have an edge over other colleges. Our library fails to contribute to UE’s appeal in this area. Majority of our books are not current. The library needs to be refurbished as one that can be more actively used. An expansion is also required for students to be able to utilize it without reliance on interlibrary loans.
Numerous residencies around campus need vital repairs. Between leaks and bug problems in dorms and the villages, physical plant has its work cut out for it. Also, Koch center’s hi-tech décor with power outlets and network plug-ins on the desks are not even functional. They are merely a façade.
Despite my seemingly pessimistic view, I have loved my time here. In fact, my first draft was rejected, because it was too optimistic. Only when assigned to write a pessimistic article could that be received negatively.
It is difficult to be totally pessimistic about a place where I have grown so much or met so many extraordinary people I know I will remain friends with all of my life. Those people are the one aspect that hold me back from being full fledged about graduation.
Yet, UE has offered me all it can at this point in my life. For that, I thank you and ask for the cuing of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Current Mood: accomplishedCurrent Music: mozart's lacrymosa
as i sit here attempting to re-write my pessimistic article for the crescent, i'm reminded of how much i liked my first one more... so i might as well share it with people since it's much better writing. plus, it's what i ACTUALLY wanted to say. i hope you enjoy.
I am ready. I am ready for classes to be over. I am ready for graduation. I am ready for something new.
Now do not misunderstand me: I have loved my time at UE. I have grown so much here on this campus. Not only have I learned a great deal about my field of study, I have a much deeper understanding of the world outside the farm (where I was rather sheltered) I grew up on.
I have met some extraordinary people (and some with which I look forward to parting ways) who I know I will be friends with my entire life. It never ceases to amaze me that had I not attended UE I would probably have never met them. These people have provided me with a plethora of experiences I will never forget. No college experience would be complete without the late night Wal-mart trips, walking and talking around campus, random car trips across the tri-state area in frustration, pranks on your closest friends, and complete out of character Halloween costumes. These are just some of the flashes into my mental home videos that stand out.
These people are the one last string that holds me back from being full-fledged about graduation. It will difficult to walk out of Roberts Stadium May 8th knowing I may never see some of my friends again. I will commit myself to improving my correspondence history. Plus, I know that remaining in contact with people is one of those things in this life we have control over. We should all take advantage of that.
I do have my fears about facing the “real world.” Have I been prepared for that abstract that exists out there? Did I utilize my opportunities while here? Each time I hear this echoing in my internal monologue, I take a moment and remind myself that I am being paranoid. There is no point in worry about it. Thankfully, that is just one of the many lessons I have learned here.
I have also realized that I will have to act the part of a professional. I will not be able to wear my pajamas to work as I have to class. I will have to behave as my age suggests, which I guess comes with the territory. However, nothing will ever be able to take the 5-year-old out of me who likes to go to the park to climb the jungle gym and swing.
UE has offered me all it can at this point in my life. For that, I thank you and ask for the cuing of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Current Mood: disappointedCurrent Music: greenday's basketcase
|Thursday, April 15th, 2004|
ok, on to something a bit more personal.
i've found myself quite busy lately. i've found myself shamelessly promoting the panelli's open house deal. (granted, i'm also getting paid to do so.) it should be a good time. i'm going to miss out on it due to uela's booth at sunset concert. oh, well.
i REALLY, REALLY have to get to work on my independent study. i have to take 8 chapter tests before reading study day. wow.
so... i called to change the date on when Jessie and i want to move into our apt and found out this SWEET deal: if we sign our lease by friday, we will get the rest of april and all of may RENT FREE!!! obviously, this is something we were interested in. we are preparing the money order for the deposit and will be heading over to sign tomorrow afternoon... so as of tomorrow afternoon, i will be be in possession of my apt!!! i'm SOOO EXCITED!!! this is NOT going to help senioritis...
i wrote my "pessimistic" article for the paper and turned it in yesterday. i received an email today saying it was too optimistic and asking me to re-write it. um... isn't that a good thing, though? regardless, i'm going to make it MUCH more pessimistic and return it. i have some GREAT ideas. if anyone would like to comment and tell me some things about ue that they consider worth bitching about, let me know!
i've decided to get a cingular phone. someday i'll actually do that and i'll inform interested parties of the number.
hm... i think that's all the noteworthy (well, at least in my eyes) things i have to say that you might care about. Current Mood: excitedCurrent Music: love of the loveless by the eels
|*BEWARE: SHAMELESS PANELLI'S PLUG ABOUT TO OCCUR*
Panelli's is having an Open House on Friday (Apr 16) from 5 - 8pm. They will be giving out free pizza, subs, stroms, drinks, t-shirts! Two people will be winning free pizza or subs! Kiss FM is also going to be there! The special of the night will be one large one topping pizza for $3.99 (carryout only)!!!
Panelli's is located on Weinbach Ave 1 block north of the Lloyd across of
Blockbuster. The number is 476-TOGO (8646). They also always have a campus
special for one large one topping for $5.99. Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, April 13th, 2004|
well, i made it back to eville safely.
yesterday was nice. i unpacked and hung out with Laura and Doug. work was really slow last night, so that wasn't stressful. plus, it was Paul, Narissa, Dave, and me. it's difficult for it not to be fun/interesting then. we are now selling bratwurst if anyone is interested. they are yummy!
it's so icky out today. what happened to spring? *sigh* it's supposed to be better tomorrow. i'm hoping so, because for leadership academy we're having an ice cream social/info session in the plaza.
oh! i'm excited, because i think i'm going to get to go to formal. Unfortunately, Kelli is going to be out of town and will not get to go with Bender... so i may (and hope) i'll get to go with him. that would be SOOO much FUN!!! i'd get to go with one of my best friends, and we'd get to have a big, fun thing to do together before graduation. yeah, it just sounds like a lot of fun. i hope it happens. :)
well, nothing all too out of the ordinary occuring today. i work tonight. i think i'm going to cut Doug's hair. he REALLY needs it. that should be an adventure.
i'll leave you all with some funny dialogue from yesterday to help ease the ickiness of today's weather. hope you laugh as much as i did. (granted, maybe you had to be there...)
"well, you could just prove that women turn you on."
"um... i'm not comfortable taking off my pants in front of the two of you" Current Mood: sleepyCurrent Music: sarah mclachlan's train wreck
|Monday, April 12th, 2004|
well, i can't say i've been up to anything too exciting lately.
i don't know if i mentioned it or not, but the school newspaper asked me to write an article for the senior edition. i have to admit i was quite flattered to be asked and wonder who the heck suggested me. anyway, i'm supposed to write a pessimistic article about ue/my experiences here. how am i supposed to do that without coming across as i hate ue? i have some ideas that i'm working on. we'll see what i come up with.
saturday afternoon Jen and i sweeped out 1/2 to 3/4 of the shop (aka the building we keep machinery in). the concrete had so much dirt on it. we had quite a dust cloud going. yeah, lots of dirt. it looks SOOO much better now. i know... we're exciting people. ha.
i talked mom into watching a movie. that was fun.
today i went to church and successfully did not fall on my face in the shoes i wore. there would either be some law written to forbid me to wear spiky heals or a requirement for me to wear them a certain amount of hours before i can walk in them in public. i think it would make the experience a more pleasant one. i spent a lot of time hoping that i wouldn't fall over walking up for communion. anyway, it was a good service.
i love holiday meals at my house. there's SOOO much home cooking and so little time and room in my tummy. plus, i do like to see my family some.... and take a nap :)
i even went for a walk with my mom. that was fun. Mom, Dad, Jen, and i watched the school of rock. i liked it. jack black cracks me up.
i called Zoe tonight and actually got to talk to her!!! woo! funny thing: she gave me a recipe, which made us sound like old women or something... i was amused by that. it sounds good, though. i look forward to trying it. i miss her. *sigh* she's great.
i have medical thing #2 for the weekend. woo... *rolls eyes* granted, it's just a check-up for my thyroid. it won't be painful... no tests or anything, which will be nice!
i've narrowed the cell phone decision down to verizon or cingular for the larger calling areas that each have, so if any of you have anything to say about those two, i'd really appreciate it.
i hope you all had a nice Easter (should you celebrate it).
Current Mood: content/sleepy
|Sunday, April 11th, 2004|
HAPPY EASTER!!! Current Mood: goodCurrent Music: school of rock in the background
|Friday, April 9th, 2004|
well, yesterday was fun. i had my 9:30 class outside, which was nice. i watched veggie tales and enjoyed a popsicle (.. and left 5... that's necessary every so often) i think i did well on my personality/psychotherapy test. i worked, which is always an adventure. unfortunately, it was one of those days that i kept doing little things wrong. i was getting frustrated with myself, but everyone was great about it.
after work, Erika and i had planned on hanging out, but it was kind of late so we didn't. i had been looking forward to it, but neither of us really wanted to do anything; the concept of being a bum sounded GREAT!!!
i ended up renting white oleander.... it was Good. i recommend it to others. in fact, i brought it home so my mom could see it. i think she'd enjoy it.
Doug stopped by after work, and we hung out for a while. that's always pleasant. :)
after packing and Trying to clean a bit, i headed home today. i went directly to the hospital for my mri. it went well i guess. today was a good day for it since my hip is really bothering me. i didn't fidget and my slight claustrophobia did not set in. despite being a tube, the ends were both open and there was a sky light in the room, which helped a LOT. at least that helped give the illusion of space. it was really loud and gave me a headache, though, so i took a really long nap this afternoon/evening to help that.
i love home cooked food.
well, that's about all from me. Current Mood: calm
|Wednesday, April 7th, 2004|
secondhand lion is a very enjoyable movie. :)
well, i've been for 40.5 hours. i think it's time for bed. Current Mood: exhausted
|Tuesday, April 6th, 2004|
YEA!!! i just finished my second paper for the day!!! YEA!!! now if only i had time to take a nap... or if only i had slept last night... *sigh*
the trustee luncheon was cool/fun. i got to voice my concerns/gripes, which is always good. plus, free food!
i work tonight and it's $4.99 for a lg one topping pizza night. it's probably going to be crazy. i was asked to come in as soon as possible when i get out of class... so... i will be heading over there after i get out of class at 4 and change. i have a meeting tonight, so i hope i can at least leave for that and return afterwards.
yes, it's been a long day. it's going to be a long day. i'm going to be ready for bed EARLY tonight. in the meantime, i should probably get to class and work.
OH! i almost forgot! i have a job interview tomorrow! woohoo!
anyways, i'm off to class. Current Mood: tiredCurrent Music: the sounds of msn messenger
|Sunday, April 4th, 2004|
|so much to do, so little motivation...
yeah, i'll just leave that at that and move on to other things.
being on the same time as home again is nice, but losing that hour is hard on your sleep schedule.
panelli's business has stayed up all week. yea! i've worked a lot as of late too. yea!
bomberman is fun, particularly with Paul, Alicia, Ron, and Dave. it's too bad Doug wasn't there. that would have completed it. dave chapelle cracks me up. it was a fun night... well, morning.
the dove promise message of the day: sleep late, dream more.
well, i should try to be productive before i have to get to work. Current Mood: tiredCurrent Music: still fighting it by ben folds
|Friday, April 2nd, 2004|
my outing last evening with Robyn was fun! we went out to eat, looked at furniture, browsed at the mall, ran into a friend/hs grad of mine i hadn't seen in a LONG time, and got cute hair cuts. yup, it was a good night.
you know someone Really has to be LOW to have me care nothing at all for them and see no redeemable qualities in them. i've actually found someone i feel this way about. he's a little shit, and he brings out this amazing desire for me to cuss. Maria: i've got your back. i'm glad you know he's not worth your time or energy or concern now. it's too bad about all that pesky time in the middle, though.
Doug stopped by yesterday as well! yea! i haven't gotten to hang out with him much lately, which is disappointing. granted, i see him at work, but that's different.
well, i got the 3 applications in that i was working on. wow... that was crazy. it's been a crazy day. i worked on them into the wee hours of the night and then got up early only to go to class and finish them up. i dropped them off at the respective classes and then headed home for my orthopedic surgeon appt.
of course, i was late since it took me MUCH longer to do my application stuff than expected, but i got there. i had more x-rays taken. the dr doesn't really see anything wrong, but there is a slight difference in the space between the sockets of my right and left (the injured, pained one) hips. i'm going to have an mri done on apr 9th to make sure. i guess it's good that he doesn't see anything physically wrong with them, but that doesn't make me feel much better. at least then there'd be a clear reason for why it bothers me.
while mom went to wal-mart, i took a nap in the bravada. you know if you're tired enough it can be done despite it not being all that comfy of place to sleep.
oh, my sister has shingles, which is strange and not good. i'll have to take her some stuff when i go back to school. poor girl.
anyway, i think i'm going to head to bed. i'm tired and should get some sleep, so i can accomplish stuff tomorrow. i have a LOT to do. Current Mood: tiredCurrent Music: so yesterday by hilary duff
|Wednesday, March 31st, 2004|
yeah, i don't think anyone can understand my excitement/buzz about this unless you've worked at a pizza place before.
i just gave Stef a call since i knew she'd be able to relate. it was good to talk to her. :)
cheers to the 5 hrs of work instead of 2 i was scheduled for! it was one of those nights of work when you earned every cent. Current Mood: giddyCurrent Music: amazing by josh kelley
|Tuesday, March 30th, 2004|
|offer people a $4.99 large one topping pizza...
and they will come... in hordes... in masses...
you will run out of cheese (and then, go out and get more). you will run out of dough for large hand tossed pizzas (so people will have lg thin crust). you will almost run out of dough for breadsticks and cheese sticks. you will put 3 of the 4 lines in the store on hold, so people cannot get through on them. you will have standing room only in your lobby... so that you give the people waiting free pizza while they wait (mistaken orders).
BEST GROSSING NIGHT OF PANELLI'S. EVER.
yeah, i'm feeling pretty exhausted... but amazingly great. it doesn't make any sense, but i have an amazing feeling of pride for panelli's right now. tonight has established panelli's in evansville. people know about it now, and business will pick up. i think we made our mark. WOOHOO!!! Current Mood: highCurrent Music: relient k's sadie hawkins dance
|Monday, March 29th, 2004|
|MY ROOMIE IS BACK!!!
Laura has returned from her north carolina and st louis trips! yea! i enjoyed the time i had my apt to myself, but it'll be Great to have her around again. she's so wonderful. although her nc trip was somewhat stressful, it was also productive, and i got to hear all about it. fun times.
Doug stopped by last night, which is always fun, but it kept me up longer than i had planned. oops. granted, i almost always would pick people over sleep.
the weather switching around is not making my head happy. headache please leave me. i can tell that advil won't help it. gr.
this posting has been brought to you by boredom at work. Current Mood: boredCurrent Music: nothing