Thursday, December 29, 2005

I'm Happy Today!!

I'm happy that I got some crap out of the way. Well, I went and took care of transferring to my new apartment and now I am excited (although still dreading moving)! I am just happy I don't have to run around like a mad woman today and I know I have a plan for where I am going to be a month from now. Yay! I still have some random crap to do but that can be taken care of easily. I'm a 'to-do' list kind of girl. So I think I am going to try to get ready for bed early so I can catch up on some sleep.

I finished another book today, The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. It was sad. That is really what I was left with when I finished. It was told from a child's point of view for the most part, and was the story of a young black girl that prayed for blue eyes so that people would think she was beautiful. It was very interesting, and as I have said before I like reading books told from perspectives that are totally different than my own. I found the blatant descriptiveness of pedofilia to be a little disconcerting (for my own taste), but that's just me!

I also read A Child Called "It" , which happens to be a really graphic story of a child that endured what is considered one of the worst cases of child abuse in California history. Again, disturbing, but educational. It was kind of scary to read how alcohol completely destroyed his family. I'm now reading the sequel, The Lost Boy.

Maybe I should read something a little less depressing for my next book! Ha ha!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Please, Lord, Put One Hand on My Shoulder

And the other hand over my mouth.

Before something bad happens. I have had the most annoying day on Earth.

First, I had to get up at the ass crack of dawn to go to work. Right off the bat=cranky Missy. Then, I realized I forgot to turn on my crock pot to make my dinner for tonight. Luckily, Joe was still at my apartment so he turned it on for me.
Then, after work I got to go run around for a million hours to look at apartments. I hate moving, I hate everything to do with moving, and I hate that I am going to pay over a thousand dollars a month to live in an apartment with crappy carpet, crappy appliances, and crappy everything else. Grr. It is so expensive.
Then, I went shopping for a dress for New Year's Eve, which is also the most annoying thing ever. Every girl hates going shopping for dresses. Especially at the last minute. I want to get something really like, for the specific reason that I hate going dress shopping: If I really like the dress, I might be able to avoid going shopping for one again for a while. New Year's Eve isn't even going to be a big deal because we aren't going out out. We are just going to a house party. But we are still getting pretty dressed up and stuff and I am sick of wearing the same dress to every single fricking event that I ever go to. All of the dresses that are out look like they are straight out of a 1980s Madonna video. I don't get it. What is going on with that? I bought one and then I decided I didn't like it..so I took it back and bought two different ones...and I don't like those either. So I am going to have Joe pick out the one that he hates the least. The lesser of the two evils, if you would.
I have just had a really frustrating day, and I want to curl up with some ice cream for like 2 hours, read, and go to sleep. But I can't...because I STILL have to go work out!! I can't skip! Dammit! Also, where the HECK have the CSI and X-Files reruns been this week!? They haven't been on and I am getting ticked off!

I'm sure tomorrow once I get everything straight I will be excited about New Year's Eve, and about getting my own place. But today, I am reserving my right to bitch my head off.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I'm Going Shopping

I have decided to brave the mall and go shopping today. The gift cards are burning a hole in my pocket. I need a dress for new year's eve... so here goes.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Well, I had an awesome Christmas! Although I didn't get to spend it with my family because they ended up travelling to Wisconsin with my dad (he works there during factory shut down), I did get to have an awesome time with Joe and his family. Christmas Eve, we went to mass at their church and then we went out for dinner and drinks afterwards. It is a family tradition for them. Then, we went home and hung out for a while. Christmas morning we woke up and opened presents...and I was spoiled rotten by Joe and by his family. Joe got me one of those velour jump suits with a matching tank from Victoria's Secret, and a digital camera (& carrying case & memory card!) that is so awesome. I absolutely love it. It is one of those super high tech really really nice cameras that will probably take me a year to figure out all of the features! :) I am so excited about it! Plus, with the purchase of the camera I get to go to a class about it and all that! It is going to be sweet. If you know me well, you know that I absolutely love taking pictures, and...sorry if this makes me sound like a nerd...but I love scrapbooking too. Photography may become a new hobby for me. His mom and dad got me a gift certificate for a facial at a spa (awesome! I have always wanted to get a facial), and a really super cute pill box to carry around my lactaid...which has unfortunately become a part of almost every meal I consume these days. His sister got me some adorable heart earrings...ohmigod! I am so spoiled. My family basically bought me... a shopping spree! Since I wasn't going home they bought me a ton of gift cards to stores I love! I really want to go shopping today but I just don't know if I have the guts to face the crowds. I might have to wait a couple days. I got Joe a few little unmentionables {winkwink} and I bought a spa certificate for us to go get side-by-side massages. It is going to be awesome. Anyway, there are some pics below taken with my new camera...I had some more but then I realized that I had to format the memory card before taking pics so the other ones I had were deleted. Unfortunate, I know. But the pics below will have to do!
Joe's cousin, Phil, and his girlfriend, Natalia. Posted by Picasa
Sepia feature! :) Posted by Picasa
Black and white feature! :) Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas Eve Eve

I am so happy to be off of work!! YAY! And there is nothing better than sleeping in until you just feel like waking up. That is what I did today and I loved it. Sure, I have crap to do, but it can wait. Anyway, merry Christmas eve eve! :) There is one thing wrong with this holiday season, and it is that I haven't gotten a chance to watch White Christmas with my sister.

I finished another book, The Kite Runner. It's about this kid growing up in Afghanistan around the time when the Russians invaded the country. It was a pretty good book, albeit rather depressing and graphic in some places. It definitely kept my attention though. Not that it had any competition for my attention since I was sitting at work bored out of my mind.

I got a job offer, which I turned down. Please wish me luck that I will find a job that is NORMAL so I can have a normal social life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Santa Baby

Santa Baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me.
Been an awful good girl,
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa Baby, a Fifty-four convertible too, light blue.
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed.
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed.
Next year, I could be just as good -- If you'll check off my Christmas list.

Santa Baby, I want a yacht and really
that's not a lot.
Been an angel all year,
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa, Honey, one little thing - I really need
the deed to a platinum mine,
Santa Baby. So, hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa, Cutie, and fill my stocking
with a duplex ... and checks.
Sign your 'X' on the line,
Santa, Cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree
with some decorations bought at Tiffany.
I really do believe in you.
Let's see if you believe in me.

Santa Baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
a ring. I don't mean on the phone,
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.
Hurry down the chimney tonight.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Today Doesn't Feel Like Saturday

All day today I kept forgetting it was Saturday. Well, I guess just all morning. I woke up early to go grocery shopping but then I realized that I would have to be out of my mind to do such a thing on Saturday morning. I guess since I have to work today it messes up my whole concept of what day it is. The good news is that I am leaving work early tonight so I can go out...which you would think would make this evening go by faster but it is in fact crawling by at a snail's pace.

Lately I have seen some really great movies and read some really great books. The movies I have seen are:

Cinderella Man: Quite a tear-jerker, illustrates the hardships of life during the great depression. I recommend if you are in the mood to watch something heartfelt and also thoughtful. It's a good movie for couples since it has the great story line but also has guys beating the crap out of each other since it is about a boxer. I really liked this movie.

King Kong: Very entertaining, but not much of a story line (which I don't think it was meant to have). Great if you are in the mood to see some really cool special effects, a lot of action, and also a colorful representation of New York city in the early 20th century. Also, I guess maybe it is curious to wonder what the underlying themes are supposed to be in this movie (beauty tames the beast blah blah). The part with the giant bugs really grossed me out though.

The books I have read are:

Not Without My Daughter: A true story of a woman who married an Iranian doctor (in the United States), and traveled with him to Iran with their daughter to visit his family. Only once she got there, he started acting all crazy and wouldn't let her go back to the U.S. This book was apparently made into a Lifetime TV Movie, which I have never seen but would like to see. I could not put this book down. She describes in such depth her experience living in Iran, and it amazed me to hear how the people lived and the cultural customs that seem so insane to her, myself, and (likely) Westerners in general. Reading this book made me realize, as a woman and as a human being in general, how truly blessed I am to have been born in the United States.

A Million Little Pieces: James Frey's memoir, this book is his own account of his time spent in rehab. He became an alcoholic and a drug addict at a young age (like, 12). He was 23 when he entered rehab. The way this book was written, the dialogue, everything- it really conveys the desperation and debilitating effect that addiction has on his physical and mental health as well as his relationships throughout his life. It is like being inside his head. I also found it interesting to read something so strictly from a male point of view to see their opinions on their lives, their roles in others' lives, and the expectations that society places on them.

Cause Celeb: Written by the same author that wrote Bridget Jones's Diary (which I adored), it is the story of a woman who dates an asshole celebrity. Once she realizes that the relationship is toxic and he is ruining her life, in order to escape from him she gets involved and runs a refugee camp in Africa. Okay, that description sounds really far fetched but the book makes it flow and be believable. The beginning of the book really pissed me off, to the point where I almost stopped reading it, because her celebrity boyfriend was such a bipolar freak. Plus I can't stand celebrities and their ridiculous idiosyncrasies as it is. But I kept reading because I really liked the parts about her being in Africa. It ended up being a really great book once I stopped being pissed, and was of course really humorous in many parts to follow the writing style of Helen Fielding.

That's all for now! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Kids Are Choking Themselves and the Pope Wears Prada

I read in Newsweek the other day that kids are now playing the "Choking Game." Apparently these kids are choking themselves or having someone else choke them with a rope or similar, and loosening it right before losing consciousness to induce an "innocent" drug free buzz caused by the head rush they receive once the rope is loosened. Okay, is it just me or is this shiznit getting just a tad out of hand? HELLO!! What happened to jumping rope or something? Cripes. Not to mention, a bunch of kids are either getting brain damage or dying because of it. It's ridiculous. Read this article. To further disturb me, a friend at work informed me that some of the boys in his boy scouts group used to play this game. There is even a website to try to inform people about it (click here). Kids are so idiotic sometimes!!

Also in Newsweek, the Pope was spotted sporting red Prada loafers and Gucci sunglasses. I just thought that was funny. I don't know, don't you think so? The Pope is a trend setter. Check out this link to read the article.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

I don't know why I even have links to my friends' blogs on my webpage because none of them ever write on them. I'm going out to drink now. Have a nice evening.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Pass My Sweatpants

Pass My Sweatpants

Lucy: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.
Charlie Brown: What is it you want?
Lucy: Real estate.


Lucy, a woman after my own heart. I love the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Joe and I watched it yesterday.

Son of a bitch. I am sooooo tired, I don't feel well, and I am cranky. So I decided to come home, put on a huge sweatshirt and sweatpants, and veg out in front of the TV. Sounds like fun to me. Maybe I'll eat some ice cream too.


I listened to this to cheer myself up.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

We got our first snow! It is so pretty! :o) Joe and I were out driving around listening to Christmas music yesterday and it was so much fun. Then we went bowling and watched a movie. We rented The Butterfly Effect and Donnie Darko and they were both really good movies but also very disturbing at the same time. I recommend them if you want to watch something that really makes you think. We decided that the next movie we rent will have to be a comedy.

I guess it is time to start Christmas shopping. I am trying to take the least stressful approach as possible.

On a final note, I would like to say that last weekend I went out Friday and Saturday night and I almost gagged from the smell of my clothes after I got home. Smoking is the most disgusting turn off ever. I wish people would figure out that it is disgusting. I hate coming home from going out and smelling like an ashtray. SMOKING IS DISGUSTING!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

We went hiking and it was awesome! :o) Yay! Check out this link to find places to hike near you. I am off for 5 days now...lots to do. But, for now... it's Peanut Butter Jelly Time.