Monday, July 27, 2009


Have you ever been to a party where everything was completely FINE, nothing was going wrong, you weren't angry at any one particular person in general, you weren't worried about some girl macking on your boyfriend, and you were genuinely having a good time?

Well, I did, and then someone had to go and ruin it two days later with drama...

I've never been a jealous person, ever. Generally speaking I don't keep my men (or my man in this case) on a leash becausee that's one way to get them (him) to run away REALLY fast. No one takes well to being held down...

However, some people like to pretend that I have serious problems with his ex-girlfriend (ancient ANCIENT history, also present at party) and THEN tell her about it, make me look like an ass, and start a whole series of rumors that aren't true (obviously) and make this girl feel insecure about it enough to talk to MY BOYFRIEND about it, basically apologizing or wondering why I hate her so much because of ONE PERSON who doesn't have a life...

I really cannot stand it when people feel the need to not only poke their nose in other people's business, but CREATE problems within an otherwise happy home. I mean, excuse me but what part of my relationship was your business anyway? And why is it so imparative that you create problems at a party where there aren't any? Is beer, and swimming, and general good times all around not FUN for you? She should have left if she was bored. Generally speaking I tend not to pay attention when people tell me they don't like me, I was a cheerleader in high school, I made some enemies, but when the drama is BRAND new, and drama I'm TRYING to avoid, which is the adult thing to do, I get pissed. Really, REALLY pissed...

Grow up you asshole.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sleeping Giant

Yesterday Danny and I took a day trip up Mt.Carmel (aka Sleeping Giant).It was the first time I'd been up that mountain since I was two, and I'm 21 so that my friends was a little while ago!
We decided to stay off the main pathway because it's just so much better when you're dirty! The main objective was to find the castle on top, have a picnic someplace awesome and then come back down in enough time for us to grab dinner later on. We spent some time on the top of the castle because the view was amazing; you could see most of CT from there!

Part of the reason why I wanted to go so badly is because my favorite animals live up there on the cliffsides, so I was hoping I could see them in action...and I DID!

This was the best shot I could manage, because they were all so fast and my camera skills are crap, but there it is, a hawk in flight. There must have been seven or eight of them flying around overhead. They were amazing! I've never seen them that close wild.

The day just got better from there. After we decided we were going to settle down somewhere and eat the lunch I brought, we found this out of the way trail where it lead RIGHT to the cliff face! There was a natrual rock formation jutting out of the side and we HAD to take the opourtunity. It ws the most amazing view of the mountain ever! All you could see for miles was the lush green of the trees, the sky, and of course, more hawks (they live on the face of the mountain). We set up shop and, obviously, took in the view for a good solid hour, resting and sunbathing and enjoying ourselves.

It was definitely one of the best spent days I've had this summer. Eventually we'll hike it again in the fall so we can see all of those amazing trees in the beautiful colors of fall! Maybe I'll bring some knitting then, too, so when we're chillin on the precipice I can have something to do.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I have gift knitting to do...

I'm supposed to be cooking for the trip up Mt Carmel tomorrow...
I'm supposed to be knitting my friend's daughter a Gryffindor scarf...
I'm supposed to be finishing up blocking my OTHER friend's Link hat...
and yet I chose tonight to become interested in making chainmaille jewelry.

Attention Ravelers!: Make sure you guys vote for your sock yarns for sock summit! I just placed my votes five minutes ago.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

45 Life Lessons You'll Never Learn in School

I found a link to this page on another blog and decided to copy down the list of things. I rather enjoy it actually. Some are cliche, but most of them are good things to know...I highlighted my favorites.

1.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2.) When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3.) Life is too short to waste hating anyone.
4.) Your job won't take care of you when you're sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5.) Pay off your credit cards every month.
6.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7.) Crying with someone is more healing than crying alone.
8.) It's okay to get angry with God, he/she can handle it.
9.) Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10.) When it comes to chocolate resistance is futile.
11.) Make peace with the past so it won't screw up the present
12.) It's okay to let your children see you cry.
13.) Don't compare your life to other's you don't know what their journey is about.
14.) If a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15.) Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16.) Take a deep breath.
17.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
18.) Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.) It's never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you.
20.) When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21.) Over prepare, then go with the flow.
22.) Burn the candles, where fancy lingerie, use the nice sheets. Don't wait for a special occasion, today is special.
23.) Be eccentric now, don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24.) The most important sex organ is the brain.
25.) No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26.) Frame every "disaster" with this: "In five years, will this matter?"
27.) Always choose life.
28.) Forgive everyone everything.
29.) What other people think of you is none of your business.
30.) Time heals almost everything, give time time.
31.) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32.) Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does.
33.) Believe in miracles.
34.) God loves you because of who God is,not because of something you did or didn't do.
35.) Don't audit life, show up and make the most of it.
36.) Growing old meets the alternative: dying young.
37.) Your children only get one childhood.
38.) All that truly matters in the end is that you love and were loved back.
39.) Get outside daily.
40.) If we through all the problems in the world in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41.) Envy is a waste of time.
42.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
43.) Yield.
44.) Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
45.) The best is yet to come.


Within the next three months or so, I need to acquire newer versions of certain things, because the replacement of those things is long time overdue.

1.) I need a new phone, my old one JUST died probably five minutes ago.
2.) I need a new laptop, the one I'm currently writing on has a large grey and purple line going through the bottom portion of the screen, thus screwing up my visibility.
3.) gym membership, but that's coming is the phone, computer...idk about that yet.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Working like crazy

I've been working non-stop since Tuesday, and I don't get another day off until Thursday of next week.

Good for the paycheck, bad for the brain/social life. My younger brother's graduation party is at my house today, and I can't even be there for the whole thing, I need to only be there for MOST Of it. I'm going to be excited at the money I'm gonna get this time around since I've been working non-stop all week and most of this coming week too, but being with my family would be nice every once in a while you know?

Next week is going to be hectic, I have two doctor's appointments (two different doctors) and ANOTHER party to go to, which of course I'm only going to be able to show up for the latter half of that as well, excellent.

This morning sucks thus far.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

feeling squishy

I am in love with the greatest man in the world.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

missing snake

Cupcake, my ball python, escaped. =[

Friday, July 10, 2009

stressful week

Hell week, a term usually applied to midterm weeks or finals weeks, is DEFINITELY a term I would use to describe this week.

I've been so sick recently it's been making me frustrated, because I can't go out and be with the people that matter most to me, specifically Danny, because I'm just too damned tired all the time! On top of being sick, I have this stress that I've been dealing with, and it's not what I've dealt with before so I'm not quite sure how to approach it...

Danny interviewed for a pretty, shall we say "prestigious" job position about a week ago, and we're waiting to hear back from them, however they haven't gotten back to us, and we've been doing nothing but taking our respective stress out on one another, causing us to ultimately end tonight in a pseudo fight, and him driving me back home telling me to get some rest.

ON TOP of all of that, he has a paper route that he's picking up this week for a friend, which is paying well, but he has to sleep during the day because the paper route runs from 12 at night to about 5 in the morning depending on how fast he gets it done, which just makes for more stress for the two of us. I'm in the process of trying to change gyms because I want to get back into swimming again (I just feel so much better when I've been in the water, and this new place has a pool), I have about four weeks until I have to go back to class, all in all I'm in pretty miserable shape right now and I just wanted to vent about it.

Being sick sucks.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

holy crap

True, I'm back. I haven't been here in a while, and that's moderately disturbing since I have been up to so much. A lot of my prior angst over certain familial drama has been quelled thanks largely in part to time and a lessened tolerance for bullshit, but I digress...

Summer has been amazing thus far, save for the insane amounts of rain we've been having, but I'm sort of yearning for some kind of summer adventure, I'd like to go kayaking or maybe climb Sleeping Giant soon. It's been rough though because Danny has been working ridiculous hours, and I've been left feeling a little lonely and neglected because of it. I mean he sleeps when we CAN hang out and when we can't I'm left feeling lonely and neglected kind of. I'm not unsympathetic to what he's doing, it just would be nice every now and then to feel a little more...appreciated (doesn't seem like the right word, but we'll go with that) for all of the crap I put up with. I love that boy so much...

Also,I have been knitting! Which is good, and I feel bad about it because I never take any pictures of my finished projects, which sucks. I'm making an attempt to teach more people and might try to start a stitch and bitch at school this year, or a knitting club, or some such thing, I hate the lack of knitting friends I have.

Additionally, anyone who IS on ravelry and looks at this feel FREE to message me and ask for my screen name or leave comments here because the lack of knitting fellowship that I have is making me upset.