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I Have New Stuff [16 Aug 2007|07:31pm]
Holy crap, I haven't updated since April. I like my new job, but I didn't start it until the end of May (HR seriously dragged their feet, methinks). I just got an apartment and move in on September 1. I can not be more stoked about that. It's about time I finally move out. And since this is my first apartment, I've had to shop for a lot of stuff and I do love the shopping, even if it's just for stuff like mixing spoons and glass cleaner. As of right now I don't have a computer (or, you know, one that actually WORKS... details, details) but I have high hopes of fixing my old one or buying a new one. I've been keeping busy and missing all sorts of televison I should be watching. And Tams, if you haven't even seen one episode of Alias by the next time I talk to you, I'm... um... I've got nothing to threaten because I'm still going to talk to you n'stuff, but I'll be very disapointed. :)
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Imported Fun [10 Jul 2007|06:24pm]
My brother and sister-in-law were here visiting all last week! Yay! It was great! I didn't get much sleep, but I got off work early everyday. I got gross bug bites on the 4th of July but the fireworks were cool. In California fireworks were illegal, and I guess technically they are here also but you can buy them at Indian reservations and everyone has them. So instead of watching one city-ran fireworks display I watched about a dozen private ones. It was a nice change.

The week before that my car broke twice. I had two completely unrelated problems. First one of my motor mounts broke and then my transmission went out. Luckily I have mechanically inclined men in my family and it all cost me a fraction of what it would have cost in a shop to get it all fixed. Good thing, too, because I'm still pretty broke. It all meant I can't buy a Nintendo Wii now, which I really want, but I still feel pretty lucky about the situation.

No dropping off the face of the planet, just a busy couple of weeks.
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Bones DVD --> My Mailbox [12 Jun 2007|09:03pm]
I should get the first disk of Bones season 1 this week from Netflix.

I just thought SOMEONE might find that of interest.
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The New Job Doesn't Suck [09 Jun 2007|11:48pm]
I finished my first whole week at work and I still like the job. I'm hoping it's a good sign. The girls in the office are all really great. The time seems to pass quickly, so let's hope it stays that way. I'm not quite used to getting up and going to bed so early, but it's not as bad as it could be. Going to bed early actually seems like the more painful part because I'm used to staying up late on the computer or watching movies. Friday was also the last day of the pay period so I'll get my first paycheck next Friday. My mom and I went shopping today with every intention of her spending a gift card and I ended up spending $100 on clothes. My bad. I can't spend ANYTHING more until I get that paycheck.

I am tired

I'm listening to Something's Gotta Give by Leanne Rimes (video, yay!)
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Oregon Coast Saturday [03 Jun 2007|09:40pm]
I went motorcycle riding again on Saturday. We went through Portland out to the Oregon Coast to Tillamook and got ice cream at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Then we drove up the coast and had lunch at Mo's in Cannon Beach. We stopped for coffee at Starbucks in Astoria before heading back home. Beautiful ride, and the weather was mostly great. Especially considering the day before I didn't have any plans at all, a very good day.

I am okay
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GGCentral Open [01 Jun 2007|11:48pm]
Gossip Girl Central is open. I have a ton more pictures already thumbnailed and ready to upload when I'm able to get better hosting. It should happen in a couple weeks after I get my first paycheck. If anyone can figure out what songs I'm missing (on the music page) from the promo video I'd like to know. I don't have any clue what the first one is and the one right after "What Goes Around" sounds like Switchfoot, but I'm not sure because I don't recognize the song itself. Help? Please?

Loving the new job. Day 2 was just as good as day 1.

I am tired

I'm listening to Face Down by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
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And So I'm a Morning Person Now [31 May 2007|08:56pm]
My first day at work was great. Everyone's nice and the work is good and I have to remember a zillion new and exciting passwords/codes, but I think it's going to be okay. I think this is a place I could work long-term. Of course, almost anywhere can seem like that after only one day. The only drawback is that I'm going to have to be to work so early! I was told I can start at 7 or 8am, but all the other girls in my department start at 7. I don't want to be the only one who comes in late, so I guess I'm starting at 7 too. At least I get out of work by 3:30 that way, and my commute is only about 5 minutes, but 7am is hella early.

I am good

I'm listening to Ticks by Brad Paisley
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My Last Day of Not Working [30 May 2007|10:49pm]
I start work tomorrow! Yay! The second day of orientation today was boring, but I got to leave early because the last thing they had to go over was benefits and since I'm temporary (at the moment) and uneligible, I didn't have to stick around and listen. So now I'm working, I'll have money, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, etc. Everything's so bright and shiny I can't take my sunglasses off.

I am excited

I'm listening to Allison by Elvis Costello
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Bore-ientation [29 May 2007|10:17pm]
First day of orientation?
Name badge with nifty computer chip door opener thingie inside?
Presentation on workplace safety?
Onset of total boredom?
Check, Check.

I am bored

I'm listening to Into the Ocean by Blue October
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TV Meme [28 May 2007|11:26pm]
tamswitter, you saved me. I couldn't think of what to write today. :)

- Bold all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it.
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

meme!Collapse )

I am tired
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T - 5 Days [27 May 2007|12:16pm]
I got the bulk of Gossip Girl Central coded and up today. It's looking splendid, if I do say so myself. I still need to do a few pages and all of the galleries, but I'm pretty proud of how much I accomplished today. I figure I'll go live on June 1. Here's the preview: (clicky). Not all the links work, but it's not June 1 so... yeah.

Viva la Web-Geekiness!

I am accomplished

I'm listening to Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles
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Dear California, I Miss You. [26 May 2007|11:44pm]
I got some writing done. Finally.

Last night was the first night in a long time I really missed California. Usually I'm pretty happy to be here in Washington, but I got to thinking about all the people and places I used to see all the time and I missed it all. And then I got this image of being on the freeway overpass seeing the traffic at a dead stop in both directions and it made me feel a little better. Man, I hated that traffic.

Today, my aunt and uncle were gone, they have family visiting and they were showing them around, so the house was all quiet. I hadn't completley shaken the lonely feeling from the night before, so I got in my car with no destination and drove around for a little while. I quickly decided that's a little expensive, driving around aimlessly, so I just went out to my parents'. That did absolutely nothing to help my boredom. They were all working on stuff out there, stuff I can't really help with, so I just went home.

Bored yet? Yeah, me too.

I am lonely

I'm listening to Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
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To DreamHost, Or Not To DreamHost [25 May 2007|12:53pm]
I got about a paragraph written and it's total crap. I was just depressing myself so I just went to bed. I'll try again tomorrow. Because tomorrow... is another day.

I started a layout for Gossip Girl Central. So far, so good. I don't know where to host it. Right now all of my hosting is with E-Starr, but looking around I'm finding other places that are cheaper. For example, DreamHost looks awesome. But I've always had really good service with E-Starr. Their sale ends on the 27th, so I really need to make a decision. I know this is a completely futile plea, but if anyone can give me any information on Dream Host, it would be appreciated muchly.

I am tired

I'm listening to Nothing Left to Lose by Mat Kearney (video! yay!)
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I'm Moonlighting as a Biker Chick [24 May 2007|11:14pm]
Today was sunny and beautiful and my dad and his friend had the time so we got the Harleys out of the shop where they've lived all winter and rode them to go get dinner. If you've never rode through beautiful country on the back of a motorcycle, I highly recommend it. You just see the world so much better when you're not surrounded by metal and glass.

My leg kept falling asleep, though. I don't know what's up with that, but it happens evertime.

I am mellow
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Please Write [23 May 2007|11:59pm]
I still haven't gotten any writing done. I'm so well intended and then end up wasting time in other ways. I need to not spend so much time on the computer. Wait, that can't be the only solution. Or maybe I'll just lock myself in my room tomorrow until I get a few pages down. Yes, that's better.

I am tired
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Fanfiction vs Boredom [22 May 2007|10:53pm]
I'm very bored. I should read some fanfiction. I'm in the middle of both Vox Corpis (Harry Potter) and Finding Our Way Back (One Tree Hill). It would be really nice to finish one of them. Or I should just go work on my own story. That's a better idea yet. I think I'd rather just sit here and whine about being bored, though.

I am blah
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Why Can't Good Dreams Last Longer? [21 May 2007|02:54pm]
Last night I had a Gilmore Girls-y dream I was in the Life & Death Brigade and dating Logan. It was great. I wish I were still asleep.

Then my alarm went off and it was playing REO Speedwagon's Can't Fight This Feeling and I thought of tamswitter. Mwah!

I am silly

I'm listening to Makes Me Wonder by Maroon 5
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Shiny New Project [20 May 2007|10:01pm]
I've been reviewing the new shows that are airing this fall and I can't help but look for a project in them. The most fansite-able one looks like Gossip Girl. Blake Lively's in it and I've loved her since Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Methinks I've got a new website in the works...

I am giggly
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Damn Lazy Computers [19 May 2007|04:20pm]
My parents said I could have their old computer for when I move out on my own. Cool. Yesterday I was looking for some old files I needed on my parents' new computer and they weren't here. I realized I hadn't transfered them from the old. I went hunting for the old computer, found it, and realized it doesn't have a screen any longer because the old one burned out. So today, I took my parents new screen (and their keyboard, as it turned out) and hooked it up to the old computer so I could get my files. I set the whole thing up and went to turn it on and... nothing happened. Well, no, that's not entirely accurate. It made a little whirring sound like it was trying to start and then nothing happened. So now I'll have to take it in to some computer place to get it fixed or something. Sometimes, I really hate computers.

I am annoyed

I'm listening to Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
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I'm Gonna Get My OTH On [18 May 2007|08:17pm]
I have big plans to usurp a website. Although, really, I can't usurp something that legally belongs to me. I love epiphanies. Or figuring out what should have been obvious to me all along. Whatever.

I am excited

I'm listening to Ball & Chain by Social Distortion
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