Thursday, October 27, 2005

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Thanks Mel, for leading me to this neat site. And what is it with MySpace, geez everyone has one now.
And thanks for anyone who was concerned about me, but everything is okay here. It's pretty chaotic, the power is out for most of the county (but not us, we got lucky and were only out a couple days) and most stores are closed, most traffic lights are out, so these crazy drivers are even more scary. So it's been a lot of peanut butter sandwiches (PBJ, PB & banana, PB & marshmallow, gott love that PB) and last night was the first time we could use our stove for a few days, so I made some ramen. I threw out the chicken flavor crap and spiced it myself and added tuna, it was a great meal. The stores unfortunately are not open very long so we can't get more food just yet, but we've still got a couple days more at least.
And I am so grateful to work for such a great company. Of course they expect us to be at work, so 1) they gave us free(hot!) meals for the first 2 days after the hurricane, 2) they pay us more than double time for being there in the "time of crisis"3) provide us with gas if we are low, do I need to say more, I love this company.
Also, I think we were pretty prepared-we stocked up on water and nonperishable food, filled up the bathtub which we needed to flush the toilet when the water was out. I'm really surprised that the day after the hurricane, there were lines for hours to get water and food, so many people just didn't prepare at all. And gas! Oh my, I live next to a gas station, and it is one of few to have power back and therefore be able to pump gas, so the line has been down the street (literally!) and people have been honking and yelling at each other.
And it kind of makes me mad how many people have been complaining about not getting enough aid, and the audacity to compare this to Katrina? This is nothing compared to that. Don't get me wrong, there are lots of trees down, several deaths, lots of homes were damaged, but you know, have some respect for the people who really went through hell. Not being able to take a hot shower is not the same as wading through a bath tub of death.
So yes, I am very lucky, I know it sucks to take a cold shower and have to sit in the dark, but it could always be worse. We are just so spoiled in this country.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Foot. . .in. . .mouth. . .

one of those cheesy expressions, I know, but I really felt that the other day I wanted to put my foot in my mouth just to shut myself up. I don't know why I'm the way I am , or if it'll ever change, or if I ever want to change the way I am. So I'm kind of a loner, am horrible at meeting new people, stumble over my words all the time, say stupid stuff all the time (and maybe that's why I try to stay quiet, there's no telling what will come out next!) A snob, he called me a snob! I hate when people assume I'm a snob because I'm quiet or perhaps said something that was misinterpreted. And I hate that when things like that happen I obsess over it although I know it is completely absurd. Like "I shouldn't have said that, I should have said this" <- nonstop thoughts in my head for the past 48 hours. BLAH, that's how I've been feeling. I seriously thought today that maybe its time to up the dosage on my Zoloft, cuz I shouldn't get so down over stupid things like that.


But let me be more positive here, I really don't want everyone thinking I'm all sad and lonely down here. Hmm . . . put together a girls night out last night, and that was pretty fun. Oh and I got a free ticket to a festival this weekend, where they are supposed to have some good Mexican food-mmmm! Oh, and did I ever mention that we got a Chipotle in a nearby town?! I've been missing that place, so good that we have one nearby.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Updates

So, on a shamlessly superficial note-I chopped it off! My hair is now the shortest I've ever had it-it's about chin length with layers and a little bit of bangs. Don't you love getting a new look-all day it's been compliments. It's a bit too short to put up in a ponytail (what an excuse to not work out. . .). I think I'm brave enough to go even shorter in the future-probably none of you saw the movie the prince and me, but of course I did cuz Julia Stiles was in it and I watch all her movies. (yeah, even "O" and this one weird freudian movie where she was in love with her father. . .) But I really liked her hair in the movie The Prince and Me, I'll keep this length for a while, but i think that next time I'll be a bit braver and go that length.

Other good news: my mom went to get tested to see if the cancer in our family is genetic or a family history. The test results came back and it is not genetic! That is great news, if it were genetic then I would have up to an 85% chance of getting breast cancer in my lifetime. But it's not genetic, so I basically have the same chances as anyone else. As you know, my mom, aunt, and grandma all have/had breast cancer. Here's a link if you are curious about genetic testing.

Oh I really hope the new kids in fmla are keeping up the boob bake sale tradition.