Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Night Walking

I spent my day off at home and I loved it. Didn't venture farther than accross the street and that was just to take a couple pictures. The rest of the day I vegged, watched a movie and did the homey kind of things I never get a chance to, like doing laundry and getting to fold the clothes while they are still hot, imagine that. I spent a lot of the day catching up on blogs and an hour or two re-doing my Sissy's template. Had to make hers more user friendly too. So go check her out and tell her how it looks.

I went out tonight at the houses around mine and took some pictures in the dark and here is what I came up with:

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I couldn't see to focus or center the shots so these are luck of the draw, but I liked these ones.

I know, I know, not the most informative of posts ever, but I am still feeling lazy and want to go crawl in bed with my book. Back tomorrow.

Monday, May 30, 2005

storms are good

So I did the template, I think this one will be easier for everyone to use. A lot less scrolling. Yeah I shifted from purple to pink, but I am going through some pink phase right now, so ya'll will just have to get used to things looking like they have been coated in pepto! Ok so maybe it isn't quite that color of pink but it's pink non the less. So what's my grade?

We have had some awesome weather here in the Pacific Northwest lately. Saturday morning I got to wake to the sounds of a gorgeous storm rolling through the sky. Thunder rumbled and drew me out of bed at dawn to watch the show. Well that and the fact that the cat was tangled up in my hair trying to escape the sounds. It lasted all day, shaking the building at work too. There was a pretty nice lightning show at Valley River Center across the street from where I work. Everyone just stood out in the parking lot watching while the wind whipped and made hair and clothes swirl around them. I wish I had been able to grab my camera and snap off a shot or two.

Speaking of pictures I snapped these two off late last night when I got home from work. It was in the dark so the focus is off and they aren't centered but I like 'em anyway:

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I like how the colors seem more vibrant with the dark sky.

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This one was knocked down by the rain and seemed to bending over gracefully to kiss the sidewalk.

Ok folks I have tomorrow off so I will do a better update then, for now I am off to finish my laundry so I don't have to do it tomorrow. Kisses!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

changing things up again

Ok so as much as I like this template I am going to change it again. I am tired of scrolling in that tiny window. So I am going to use the same graphics and color pallette but change out the frames. Wish me luck, that has always been the hardest part of code for me. So if you come by anytime soon and see something different don't be alarmed, your still in the right place. But that is assuming I find the time to do it.

After 2 day shifts I am back to closing tomarrow, which means my lazy ass gets to stay curled up under the covers past 7 am! WOOOHOOO! I get excited by the smallest things!

It's heating up around here finally and tomarrow promises the mid eighties, I love that it is finally short season, my legs need some sun, but I hate that I am stuck wearing pants at work. So maybe it is more like Skirt season for me.

I am off to take a hot bubble bath and do some writing, see ya'll tomarrow!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Hmmm, what does this say about me?

Its amazingly accurate:

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like for your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as something you can get or discard anytime. You're feeling self centered.

Ok now I really have to get my butt to bed!

She does have a pulse, and didn't disappear

Well it has been a couple of days and I am finally getting back to this. Today ends up being my only day off and I still end up out of the house for most of the day. I wonder why it is that I can never rest and then I turn around and go out and about on my day off. I can only blame myself. No excuses. But I will still bitch about it because I want to and since I don't keep a journal anymore, I get to bitch here.

On the job front I get the promotion I was waiting for but I have to wait 4 months for it to take effect so bummer there, but at least there is a little more certainty attatched to the whole thing. I have worked there for what like 2 months, maybe 2 & 1/2 and they are already making me a trainer and leving me in a supervisory role, they damn straight better give me the raise and promo, I am already doing the work.

My good friend Kris had her baby the other day so I wanna tell her congradulations on reaching the end of one very long hard road and jumping straight onto another that will take at least 18 years to reach the end of.

I am "supposed" to work days this week so maybe I will get more posting done, we'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

just can't think of a good title

Okay I went to Eugene today intending to see a movie. How could I have forgotten that Star Wars came out and the lines were atrocious? So I scrapped the movie idea and went and got a hair cut and did a little shopping. I got a baby phat cell phone cover:
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Isn't it cute? It's a pink Kitty how could I go wrong with that? Of course now if I get the phone I really want insted of the crappy ass one I am using now I will need to go get a new one, but hey, I like pink kitties.

Did I mention I cut my hair? Yeah I did that. Went and saw my sister at her salon and said cut it off, it is a pain in the as to do. So she went at it and my hair is as short as it has been in years. It doesn't look much shorter in this picture because it is straightened out. Whadd'ya think? Better before or after?

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OK Iri, here are the answers to your questions:

Questions.. hmm.. any love interests (or just-plain sex interests) at the moment? Have you ever thought about being a hair model?( hehe, really I'm jealous!) What is your favorite book?

Love interests? I think I may have a crush or two, but nothing I know how to label at the moment.

Hair Model? Hmm dunno I just wacked it all off. But for years people have told me it is one of my best assets, so I suppose I should treat it better.

Favorite Book? I am so very much a book nerd so I can't say just one but a couple are right up there: Blood crazy by Simon Clark, Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card, Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Bright, The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce, and so very many more.

Today was my sole day off for several days and I once again didn't just stay home and vegitate like I really should have, any suggestions on why I do this to myself? Ok I am off to read blogs now, till tomarrow kiddies, love ya!

Saturday, May 14, 2005


I just typed this really good post and somehow lost it and doubt this replacement will come anywhere near as good but here we go:

It's hot here. It's muggy here. Clothes are clinging. Bees are whispering their stories at the window, ladybugs are swarming over the porch. The cat is chasing grasshoppers and dragonflies. The air feels heavy against the skin. The air is laced with the scent of freshly mown grass. Just when it feels like the air couldn't possibly get any heavier the clouds open up and let loose what they have been promising. Warm drops splattering against the screen next to my bed and begging me to come out and play amongst them. Clouds deep grey with their bounty. You can get dizzy looking up into them as the wind wakes up and rolls them and the rain accross the sky in liquid sheets of relief. The world seems to sigh in release.

I think Spring finally arrived here. Of course here in Oregon we just go from icy rain to hot sticky rain. Muggy is definately a Season all it's own here. Makes it difficult to keep a girls curly hair looking half way decent. Oh and Storm Rider this would be a photo of my tresses:

My haircolor job

Also I have to say I really enjoyed the voicemails from you and Miss Macy. We really do have to find a time when we can both be on the phone at the same time, eh?

Well as most of you have noticed lately all my posts have been about work. So I need something to post that will interest you and give me something to do. So...

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Basically ask me ANYTHING. Anything at all. No restrictions, ask as many questions as you like and I will answer them all. I do realize that in the end some of you may end up making me blush but hey a girl looks a lot better with some color in her face right? So lay 'em on me, ask away. I will eagerly await the inquisition. Good night for now, I have to work in the morning.

Friday, May 13, 2005

long post, try not to yawn, thanks. ;-)

So I planned on posting much earlier today but it just didn't happen. I had to go back to the eye Dr. this afternoon to have them fix my prescription and re-order my glasses. They made me wear them for 7 days before they would let me exchange them to give my eyes "time to adjust" and today was the seventh day. So back to Eugene I went. I can't seem to get away from the place can I? Then I kinda got caught up being a lazy bum for the rest of the day.

Last night at work I got a lovely voice mail on my phone. She was right about his voice. That is all I will say. I got another message this afternoon when I got home, you should all be very jealous! Now if only I could figure out when I will be home for a certain and solid span of time so I can talk back. MMMMMMMMMMM.

Okay drooling done for a minute now it's time to complain. I am egregiously irritated with work. What is up with the bums working my ass off at full time for 2 weeks just to turn around and schedule me for less than 30 hours next week? Ate up I tell ya! Not to mention that I don't have a single day shift. I am tired of workinig nights already! blech! Anyway I suppose this post isn't as long as I thought it would be, but I have some emails and blogs to catch up on so I will be back tomarrow. In the mean time, belly up cuz its Feast time!

Whose intelligence do you find intimidating?

I do not think I have ever been intimidated by anyone's intelligence. I have found my Fathers intriguing, My nieces hilarious, and a couple other peoples outright baffling, but I do not intimidate easily and never by intellect.

Name something you've done that surprised yourself.

I was driving my car with 3 of my closest friends and they were all enthralled in some newspaper article. This bugged me because at that particular moment I thought I should have all the attention. So without even being aware of it myself I let out a bloodcurdling scream. Literally belted it out at the top of my lungs. They thought I ran someone over, I felt better. Though my ears did ring for a bit after, I did successfully re-garner the attention.

List 3 people whom you have only "met" online, but consider good friends.

Sorry can't narrow that down to three. See my blogroll. I have only "met" those people online and some of them I know from offline. But StormRider and Miss Macy are right up there. And Sheilah and Infinate Pink aka Christine are two more I have had a little more in depth interaction with.

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Where is the dirtiest place you've ever been?

Ask my sister about finding me behind a dumpster when I was like 6, she tells the story though I think I remember it slightly different.

What is the best example of "perfection" that you can think of?

Oregon air after a thunderstorm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Well it's sorta a real post.

I feel like I haven't posted in for-EVA! This week has felt like one long day. Working 10 hour days and at night. If I had the same hours but during the day it would not feel nearly as severe for two reasons. 1: We are far less busy during the day and 2: there is still some day left when you leave. Oh well the paycheck will be nice.

My mom had surgery on Monday so that is another reason I have been MIA. giving spare attention to her. I have so many posts floating around in my head and think I will probably have a post fest this weekend (I HAVE FRI AND SAT OFF!!!!) So I hope to get caught up not only with myself but all of you this weekend. Right now I have to go tame my wild tresses so I can go to work all over again. KISSES!!

I promise...

Tomorrow I will post I promise. it has been an eventful week and I just got home from a 10 hour day at work and I am just too tired to type. Good night until then, sweet dreams.

Friday, May 06, 2005


4:30 Came way too early this morning! Then on the early morning commute I saw my life flash before my eyes several times while my car hydroplaned on the surface water that was left after the huge downpour that left me resembling a twice drowned rat. I sported the wet look for most of the day. I think I am still a tad bit soggy.

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my layout. I still have some tinkering to do but for the most part I am liking it.

Thisis a personal request to that guy (who knows who he is) my specific photo request is your smile. You can crop it, like I did when I posted mine, if you like. Purdy Puh-lease!

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Well goodnight kiddies see you tomarrow! Oh but first won't you have a bite?......

Friday Feast...

Name a store or restaurant you no longer visit because of a bad experience you had there.

Can you have a bad experience with food? he he just kidden. There is a restaurant I do not go to anymore because the waitress was a skanky ho! Other than that no.

If you could own any building in existence, which one would you want?

a castle in the Scottish Highlands. I love medieval things and the highlands have always been this fantasy of mine. Stormy ever worn a kilt? wink wink!

What's your favorite commercial these days?

Call me hocky but I really like the one with the Elephant dancing, I think it is cute. But I don't get to watch enough TV anymore to really see any.

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When was the last time you felt guilty about spending money, and what was it you purchased?

Today. I am broke even though today was payday, and I still splurged on a box of Chips Ahoy CHEWY chocolate chip cookies. What can I say I had a craving. That and I downloaded the Pussycat Dolls song..."Don'tcha wish your girlfriend was hot like me....Don'tcha?...Don'tcha?....

Friday's Feast is going to be having it's First Birthday in 2 weeks. What should we do to celebrate?

Run through the streets NEKID screaming like a banshee! Oh wait that's what I am gonna do on my versay. So um maybe you could do a gourmet Feast, and ask questions, that are all super personal or something. I really have no good idea here!

Ok Nighty night folks, love ya!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Monday, May 02, 2005

New Template

I have spent tonight tinkering with my template. I hadn't planned to but I can't get into my email and I can't get to a couple other pages so I got annoyed and started playing with code. So whaddya think, huh? I'm still not too sure. Feedback is groovy!

I had to get up way too early this morning so I am gonna go crash now that I have worn out my eyes looking at the computer. Tomorrow is my Friday so I am looking forward to it. Till tomarrow my darlings!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

excuse me I need to go snore now...not that I do snore or anything

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I wanted to say that to so many people today. The weekend shoppers just seem to be way grumpier than the weekday shoppers. I found out tonight at about 9 when I got off work that I need to be back in Eugene by 6 am. Needless to say that means I need to hit the hay. So goodnight all, sweet dreams, don't let the bed bugs bite.