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Last night was a bit rougher than I expected when it came to falling asleep at a reasonable time.

For starters, I've been reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton this week and it's so damn easy to get sucked into it. I read close to 70 pages because the river adventure scene is just so exhilarating! (My only wish is that it had been included in the movie.)

The other thing that kept me up though?

TMI AHEAD )

On the bright side, I have plenty of access to caffiene at home and Amazon.com surprised me by letting me know that the Fast and Furious collection (DVDs 1-5) were up to 62% off. I snagged all five Blue-Rays for $38.00. :)
snogged: ([HIMYM]Marshall/Lily/Ted)
I kissed Nick goodbye this morning as he headed off for his week-long trip to Lake Minocqua with his dad. (I can't go this year because of work and lack of funds). Of course, he was only allowed to go because he promised to buy me the cashew fudge that I've become addicted to ever since I went up there with him five years ago.

Then, I got in my car and made my way to my parents' house where I'll be staying until tomorrow morning.

It's been pretty low-key so far. Mom and I got Taco Bell for lunch and it was pretty nummy. Then, we went and saw the new Steve Carrell movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. I have to say that it was a solidly entertaining romantic comedy and I appreciated that they threw a few twists in there. I also appreciated Emma Stone. Damn, that gal is gorgeous! Plus, Ryan Gosling has gotten a lot cuter since he starred in Young Hercules. (Oh yes, I watched that show.)

Anywho, it's time for dinner so *hugs and love*
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I kissed Nick goodbye this morning as he headed off for his week-long trip to Lake Minocqua with his dad. (I can't go this year because of work and lack of funds). Of course, he was only allowed to go because he promised to buy me the cashew fudge that I've become addicted to ever since I went up there with him five years ago.

Then, I got in my car and made my way to my parents' house where I'll be staying until tomorrow morning.

It's been pretty low-key so far. Mom and I got Taco Bell for lunch and it was pretty nummy. Then, we went and saw the new Steve Carrell movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. I have to say that it was a solidly entertaining romantic comedy and I appreciated that they threw a few twists in there. I also appreciated Emma Stone. Damn, that gal is gorgeous! Plus, Ryan Gosling has gotten a lot cuter since he starred in Young Hercules. (Oh yes, I watched that show.)

Anywho, it's time for dinner so *hugs and love*
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At my boss's encouragement, I took a snow day today and it's a good thing I did because not even Nick was able to get out this morning and he's a way better snow driver than me. Sadly, his boss made him call a cab (and promised to reimburse him) because he's the only graphic designer who lives in town and stood a chance at making it in. I guess he's like one of three people in the building today.

So far I've shoveled the back sidewalk and did my best to shovel out my car. I'm quite grateful that I didn't have to shovel the front walk because we got a visit from the snow blower fairies (Aka our neighbors). I started a new novel: Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco, did the dishes, and caught up on Lie To Me. I only have the last two episodes left to watch. It does bum me out a little that there are only two more episodes left of Season 3 (last night was the season finale).

In other news, I got a phone call today from one of the places I'd applied to in Madison called A Helping Heart. The position involves serving as a caregiver for adolescent girls who are suffering from mental illness. They offered me an interview for tomorrow afternoon after I persuasively convinced her that my Master's degree doesn't necessarily make me "overqualified." I figure it can't hurt to at least go in and see what they have to offer, especially since things are still a bit uncertain with the Pauquette situation. I don't really see it as me giving up on Pauquette though. It's really more me trying to have a back-up plan so I'm prepared in the event of my worst-case scenario.

Anyway, on to the letter!

Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror )
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At my boss's encouragement, I took a snow day today and it's a good thing I did because not even Nick was able to get out this morning and he's a way better snow driver than me. Sadly, his boss made him call a cab (and promised to reimburse him) because he's the only graphic designer who lives in town and stood a chance at making it in. I guess he's like one of three people in the building today.

So far I've shoveled the back sidewalk and did my best to shovel out my car. I'm quite grateful that I didn't have to shovel the front walk because we got a visit from the snow blower fairies (Aka our neighbors). I started a new novel: Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco, did the dishes, and caught up on Lie To Me. I only have the last two episodes left to watch. It does bum me out a little that there are only two more episodes left of Season 3 (last night was the season finale).

In other news, I got a phone call today from one of the places I'd applied to in Madison called A Helping Heart. The position involves serving as a caregiver for adolescent girls who are suffering from mental illness. They offered me an interview for tomorrow afternoon after I persuasively convinced her that my Master's degree doesn't necessarily make me "overqualified." I figure it can't hurt to at least go in and see what they have to offer, especially since things are still a bit uncertain with the Pauquette situation. I don't really see it as me giving up on Pauquette though. It's really more me trying to have a back-up plan so I'm prepared in the event of my worst-case scenario.

Anyway, on to the letter!

Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror )
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Day 12 - Your favorite LGTB movie (or one you’d like to see) )

In other news, Nick had the day off of work today so we decided to cash in on a few comp tickets we had for various places in Wisconsin Dells. The first of which was Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Now, I'm no mini-golf expert, but I do have fun playing and I'm generally okay with the fact that Nick has a record of beating me 100% of the time. Today, however, the tables were turned in my favor. I made par for the majority of the holes (medium difficulty) and managed to win the first game. Since Pirate's Cove has five courses and there were few people out today, we decided to try the most difficult course. That's when something unbelievable and totally squee-inducing happened...

I scored two CONSECUTIVE holes-in-one.

And even though I botched the next few holes after (four-five strokes), I didn't care. I could not stop smiling. I was smiling so much that my cheeks were starting to hurt. And Nick loved every second of it. (It's good to know that he's not a sore loser.)

After mini-golf, we went over to the Robert World and Exploratory. It hasn't changed much since I went there as a kid. There's still cheesy animatronics and the science/technology is way out-dated. I think it helped that we got in for free because that made us feel more free to be dorks and just enjoy ourselves. I particularly loved the infinity room...and not just because Nick and I recreated the famous Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader scene on the bridge.
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Day 12 - Your favorite LGTB movie (or one you’d like to see) )

In other news, Nick had the day off of work today so we decided to cash in on a few comp tickets we had for various places in Wisconsin Dells. The first of which was Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Now, I'm no mini-golf expert, but I do have fun playing and I'm generally okay with the fact that Nick has a record of beating me 100% of the time. Today, however, the tables were turned in my favor. I made par for the majority of the holes (medium difficulty) and managed to win the first game. Since Pirate's Cove has five courses and there were few people out today, we decided to try the most difficult course. That's when something unbelievable and totally squee-inducing happened...

I scored two CONSECUTIVE holes-in-one.

And even though I botched the next few holes after (four-five strokes), I didn't care. I could not stop smiling. I was smiling so much that my cheeks were starting to hurt. And Nick loved every second of it. (It's good to know that he's not a sore loser.)

After mini-golf, we went over to the Robert World and Exploratory. It hasn't changed much since I went there as a kid. There's still cheesy animatronics and the science/technology is way out-dated. I think it helped that we got in for free because that made us feel more free to be dorks and just enjoy ourselves. I particularly loved the infinity room...and not just because Nick and I recreated the famous Luke Skywalker/Darth Vader scene on the bridge.
snogged: ([MISC] Rainbow Peace)
Day 4 - The first person you came out to and that story )

So last night I was supposed to go to Can't Stop the Serenity* with some of my friends (Margo, Missy, Adam, and Anna). Before I get into the details of how the stars were not aligned in my favor last night, I should point out that we were planning to buy tickets at the door so no money was lost.

Anyways, on Wednesday, Margo told me she wasn't going to come because she needed to work on her Multicultural project for the class she's taking this summer. Yesterday morning, Missy sent me a message on Facebook to say that she was going to be stuck in the vet clinic all day and there wasn't any way she could get there on time. I wasn't too worried about the cancellations at that point since I figured Adam and Anna were still coming. But then Adam called about two hours before I was going to start driving to say that he'd come down with some digestive health problems and he wasn't sure they'd pass in time for him to get there. We decided to give it a few hours, just because he knew how excited I was about going and he wanted to be able to go as well. As fate would have it though, his illness got worse and he had to cancel (which meant Anna had to cancel because he was her ride.)

I was bummed and disappointed about not getting to go, of course, but it turned out somewhat okay as Erin and John invited Nick and I over for the night so we just hung out with them.

*Can't Stop The Serenity is a charity event for Equality Now (an organization that Joss Whedon is in full support of). Money is raised via screenings of Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, along with various merchandise items and raffles.

As for today, I kinda want to go see Despicable Me, but Nick doesn't want too. I don't mind seeing movies by myself, but I'm feeling lazy and I'm not sure I want to spare the effort.

ETA: I went to the movie anyways and I had a blast. Mood is much improved. :)
snogged: ([MISC] Rainbow Peace)
Day 4 - The first person you came out to and that story )

So last night I was supposed to go to Can't Stop the Serenity* with some of my friends (Margo, Missy, Adam, and Anna). Before I get into the details of how the stars were not aligned in my favor last night, I should point out that we were planning to buy tickets at the door so no money was lost.

Anyways, on Wednesday, Margo told me she wasn't going to come because she needed to work on her Multicultural project for the class she's taking this summer. Yesterday morning, Missy sent me a message on Facebook to say that she was going to be stuck in the vet clinic all day and there wasn't any way she could get there on time. I wasn't too worried about the cancellations at that point since I figured Adam and Anna were still coming. But then Adam called about two hours before I was going to start driving to say that he'd come down with some digestive health problems and he wasn't sure they'd pass in time for him to get there. We decided to give it a few hours, just because he knew how excited I was about going and he wanted to be able to go as well. As fate would have it though, his illness got worse and he had to cancel (which meant Anna had to cancel because he was her ride.)

I was bummed and disappointed about not getting to go, of course, but it turned out somewhat okay as Erin and John invited Nick and I over for the night so we just hung out with them.

*Can't Stop The Serenity is a charity event for Equality Now (an organization that Joss Whedon is in full support of). Money is raised via screenings of Serenity and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, along with various merchandise items and raffles.

As for today, I kinda want to go see Despicable Me, but Nick doesn't want too. I don't mind seeing movies by myself, but I'm feeling lazy and I'm not sure I want to spare the effort.

ETA: I went to the movie anyways and I had a blast. Mood is much improved. :)
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Today's Completed List

x Write Cover Letter

x Update Resume

x Call Gini at Department of Workforce Development re: application question.

x Email Kathy at Career Services. Include attachments of my cover letter and resume so she can look over them.

x Email Tim, Mary, and Rick regarding Sun Prairie Adolescent Day Treatment Program.

x Watch Chuck vs. The Rolemodels

x Go to Goodwill and Fashion Bug to find appropriate blazer for counseling interviews.



Today's To-Do List

Do the dishes

Put more stuff away in the apartment.

Watch Chuck vs the Teeth

Work on Mission X Chapter 11

Make Dinner
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Today's Completed List

x Write Cover Letter

x Update Resume

x Call Gini at Department of Workforce Development re: application question.

x Email Kathy at Career Services. Include attachments of my cover letter and resume so she can look over them.

x Email Tim, Mary, and Rick regarding Sun Prairie Adolescent Day Treatment Program.

x Watch Chuck vs. The Rolemodels

x Go to Goodwill and Fashion Bug to find appropriate blazer for counseling interviews.



Today's To-Do List

Do the dishes

Put more stuff away in the apartment.

Watch Chuck vs the Teeth

Work on Mission X Chapter 11

Make Dinner
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Today was...in a word...interesting in both good ways and not-so-good ways.

I went to the Registrar's Office this morning for my morning shift and did about the same thing I do every day (i.e. data entry. WOO! *sarcasm*). On the upside, Adam was around in the imaging room today so I at least got four hours of awesome social contact. He's always fun to theorize and philosophize with about Joss Whedon's various shows, and we had a great chat about old school video games as well.

Then, it was off to Internship where I was introduced to Tiffany, the new intern. She's a social work major and she seems cool enough. I know Nick would respect her stretched lobes (normally, that look grosses me out but on her it worked just fine.) I can honestly say that it's super nice to not be the new girl in town anymore, and I think some of the anxiety produced in that job faded away just a little. Probably because I felt a lot less like the object of scrutiny, and more like one of the team.

However, during group therapy today, one of the girls pointed out that I had something on my face that looked a lot like red marker. When I reached up to touch my cheek, it came back dotted in blood. Turned out the little bump near my temple had popped and so I had to rush out of the room and clean it up. I was really embarrassed.

On top of that, my ear lobe was hurting so I took out my brand new earrings when I got home and the one ear was swollen and bleeding. *sad!face* I'm really glad I still had some of my specialized earring antiseptic from getting my tragus pierced so I hope that the problem will clear up soon.

And now I'm off to watch Ugly Betty.

Peace, love, and happiness.
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Today was...in a word...interesting in both good ways and not-so-good ways.

I went to the Registrar's Office this morning for my morning shift and did about the same thing I do every day (i.e. data entry. WOO! *sarcasm*). On the upside, Adam was around in the imaging room today so I at least got four hours of awesome social contact. He's always fun to theorize and philosophize with about Joss Whedon's various shows, and we had a great chat about old school video games as well.

Then, it was off to Internship where I was introduced to Tiffany, the new intern. She's a social work major and she seems cool enough. I know Nick would respect her stretched lobes (normally, that look grosses me out but on her it worked just fine.) I can honestly say that it's super nice to not be the new girl in town anymore, and I think some of the anxiety produced in that job faded away just a little. Probably because I felt a lot less like the object of scrutiny, and more like one of the team.

However, during group therapy today, one of the girls pointed out that I had something on my face that looked a lot like red marker. When I reached up to touch my cheek, it came back dotted in blood. Turned out the little bump near my temple had popped and so I had to rush out of the room and clean it up. I was really embarrassed.

On top of that, my ear lobe was hurting so I took out my brand new earrings when I got home and the one ear was swollen and bleeding. *sad!face* I'm really glad I still had some of my specialized earring antiseptic from getting my tragus pierced so I hope that the problem will clear up soon.

And now I'm off to watch Ugly Betty.

Peace, love, and happiness.
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A Proper Blog Post :)

1. Working at the Registrar's office is going as well as always, even if my time there tends to drag on a bit everyday. For those who don't know, I do a lot of data entry-type stuff at my job and I answer the phones and talk to students and all that. I've actually been doing this for the last six years so I'm pretty much a pro by now.


2. I'm still enjoying the emotional thrill ride that is my Counseling Internship. Granted, some of the kids are real shits, but I love 'em anyways.

3. Nick and I are going to be celebrating our 6 year anniversary in a few weeks (Dec. 2 is the exact date but because that doesn't fall on a weekend, we're doing it Dec. 4) and we're going to Ginza of Tokyo for sushi :) I'm super excited about going there because it's one of my most favorite restaurants.

4. I got the new Flight of the Conchords CD last night and it's awesome and funny and awesomely funny.

5. I absolutely love last night's episode of Glee. The music and the devotion to side character development made me smile :)

6. I'm also quite happy with the results of last night's So You Think You Can Dance. I mean, it sucks that all the tappers are gone now but I can see why that would be the case. I'm crossing my fingers that Channing is next to go. She may be talented, but she really comes across as a total ice queen.

7. I'm not happy to find out that Dollhouse got canceled because it means I won't get my fix of Victor and Sierra anymore. However, I'm also not surprised and I'm glad that FOX plans to run all 13 episodes still.

8. I'm currently in the middle of three books right now, one of which is a book on CD. The first is a "fun" book called The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. It's got all the good stuff like betrayal, violence, romance, good and evil, magic, etc. And it's got Inquisitor Glotka who's gotta be one of the best characters ever. He's a sadistic, torture-loving man who suffers from his own disability (gotten when he was tortured during the war). The second book is Guy'd Lines, which is written my on-site supervisor at the counseling center who's name just happens to be Guy. It's a culmination of what he's learned being a therapist and it's really quite useful. The third (my book on CD) is Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines." It's a memoir written by Nic Sheff and it details his descent into drug addiction.

So there you have it. An update on me :)
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A Proper Blog Post :)

1. Working at the Registrar's office is going as well as always, even if my time there tends to drag on a bit everyday. For those who don't know, I do a lot of data entry-type stuff at my job and I answer the phones and talk to students and all that. I've actually been doing this for the last six years so I'm pretty much a pro by now.


2. I'm still enjoying the emotional thrill ride that is my Counseling Internship. Granted, some of the kids are real shits, but I love 'em anyways.

3. Nick and I are going to be celebrating our 6 year anniversary in a few weeks (Dec. 2 is the exact date but because that doesn't fall on a weekend, we're doing it Dec. 4) and we're going to Ginza of Tokyo for sushi :) I'm super excited about going there because it's one of my most favorite restaurants.

4. I got the new Flight of the Conchords CD last night and it's awesome and funny and awesomely funny.

5. I absolutely love last night's episode of Glee. The music and the devotion to side character development made me smile :)

6. I'm also quite happy with the results of last night's So You Think You Can Dance. I mean, it sucks that all the tappers are gone now but I can see why that would be the case. I'm crossing my fingers that Channing is next to go. She may be talented, but she really comes across as a total ice queen.

7. I'm not happy to find out that Dollhouse got canceled because it means I won't get my fix of Victor and Sierra anymore. However, I'm also not surprised and I'm glad that FOX plans to run all 13 episodes still.

8. I'm currently in the middle of three books right now, one of which is a book on CD. The first is a "fun" book called The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. It's got all the good stuff like betrayal, violence, romance, good and evil, magic, etc. And it's got Inquisitor Glotka who's gotta be one of the best characters ever. He's a sadistic, torture-loving man who suffers from his own disability (gotten when he was tortured during the war). The second book is Guy'd Lines, which is written my on-site supervisor at the counseling center who's name just happens to be Guy. It's a culmination of what he's learned being a therapist and it's really quite useful. The third (my book on CD) is Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines." It's a memoir written by Nic Sheff and it details his descent into drug addiction.

So there you have it. An update on me :)
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Mr. Bottoms: Is that blood on your zombie?
Timmy Robinson: It was a nose bleed.
Mr. Bottoms: That's not a fresh zombie, only fresh zombies bleed, son.
Timmy Robinson: I meant my nose.
Mr. Bottoms: How did blood from your nose get onto your zombie?
Timmy Robinson: I wiped it there.
~Fido

For the most part, I had a good weekend so as you click on the cut, I'd like to point out that I'm gonna talk about all the nice stuff first and the fandom rant comes at the end.

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