Cute and Random

Hmm. Chris is brought me home McDs. This being sick crap is the pits. Especially when you think it’s over and you wake up one day feeling worse! Ugh. I have too many things to do to lie around sleeping all the time. :(

I’m laying off the Nyquil for real, yo.

Wrapped a few presents tonight. Feeling much better than earlier today. No more shaking, coughing has calmed down. I feel close to normal, actually. :) Going to the doctor in the morning. Working 1/2 day tomorrow, will probably piss off the boss. Oh well. It’s not like I get sick on purpose. :(

So… I haven’t seen any really good Christmas programs yet this year. What happened to the days when they’d play How The Grinch Stole Christmas for days in a row? And what about all the cute cartoons and the awesome movies on Lifetime, like The Christmas List? And A Christmas Story! I haven’t seen that yet, this year! Oh, the horror! WAH. Perhaps I need to check local listings. I haven’t been watching a lot of TV lately. I get sucked in and I hate that. But I do want to watch some Christmas programs.

The Grove is tomorrow! I get to see Emily (yoimemily)!!! YEA! I love her. She’s so awesome. Busy day ahead, but at least I get to sleep in since my doctor’s appointment isn’t until 9. And a half a day at work is a good thing. I should get plenty of stuff done. OH CRAP, I have to sit in on a staff meeting tomorrow and take minutes. Grrrsnarly grumble grumble poop. There goes an hour’s worth of brain cells. Numb. Maybe I’ll cough so much they’ll kick me out. ;)

Alrighty then. I’m done, I think. Later, gators.

Cute & Random

Traffic

It took me 1.5 hours to get home. I saw an overturned car (completely upside down), a 10 car accident, a 7 car accident, another smaller accident, and I lost count of all the cars that were off the road. It was insane. We get a little bit of snow and people act like they’ve completely forgotten how to drive. What kinda… never mind.

2004 Memories Survey

Everyone else is doing it, so why can’t I?

2004 Memories Survey

1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Got my driver’s license! Helped lead a life group for a while. Played volleyball in a pool. Went to Las Vegas! Started guitar lessons. Camped out.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept one. Can’t remember the rest. Wait, I don’t make resolutions…

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No one really close, but lots of people I know did.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Some financial sense. I need to learn to be cheap like Tyler. :)

7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Hmm, don’t really have one.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finishing another novel, getting my license.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Racking up more debt.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Depression.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My car, followed closely by my laptop.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
n/a

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
n/a

14. Where did most of your money go?
Clothes and electronics.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Easter retreat, Las Vegas, etc.

16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
Hmm, any Avril song from Under My Skin, and I think Only One by Yellowcard.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? MUCH happier
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner
iii. richer or poorer? Um…are you talking about money or other things? :)

18. What do you wish you’d done more?
Thought before making so many purchases. :)

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Spending money!

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With Aidan and Chris, probably.

21. Did you fall in love in 2004?
Not really.

22. How many one-night stands?
NONE.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
The O.C.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No.

25. What was the best book you read?
I’m reading “Searching For God Knows What” by Donald Miller.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Oooo… Aria. Yes, Aria.

27. What did you want and get?
A laptop, and a guitar. A car. Lots of clothes and music and fun electronics.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Harry Potter and the POA

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
It hasn’t come yet! A week from today!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
MORE money, a job I felt passion for.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Trendy, but cute.

32. What kept you sane?
My friends. Writing. Computer time.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hmm, Adam Brody. <3

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Don’t even get me started. :[

35. Who did you miss?
Lots of people.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
OH MY GOSH. I cannot answer this question with just one person. So here goes: Kelly P, Emily, Bizzy, Becky, Rob, Garth, Tyler, Mr. Matt and if I am forgetting you please accept my apologies. (Tami, don’t even get all mad, I met you in 2003).

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
I don’t know…

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Hmmm. Let me get back to you. It’s bedtime.

Back In Business

Internet DRAMA this weekend! Connectivity issues out the wazoo. Ack.

I guess about 5pm yesterday, the Road Runner went out. Caplooey. Caboom. Splat. I was enroute from Aurora (after having dropped Aidan off to stay with his grandmommy for another week), so I was sad to come back home and find no connection. However, the cable modem was flashing all happy like, and everything said connected. But alas, no internet!

I tried everything. Andy walked me through several steps. Nothing. Then Andy realized there was an outage in my area. I went to bed, thinking it’d be fixed Sunday morning.

Sunday morning came. Still no internet. I called the company. They reported the outage again, and I put in my phone number. The computer told me that my house was NOT in the outage. I called customer service. They rebooted my box from their place. Nothing. I was on the phone with National support. Went through all the same steps as Andy. Still nothing. Still offline.

I got on dialup, sent a few emails, and checked status. It was GREEN. It had turned green at that very moment. So I checked the cable modem and could see it rebooting. Tired of dealing with it, I went shopping. Came back, still nothing. So I unplugged the modem, and went to Chad & Christy’s. I used their internet til it kicked me out like it always does. Came home and did some fighting with it again. Finally, Andy had me totally reset the router. And VOILA! Internet again. YAY! :)

So, in the midst of all that, I got more Christmas shopping done. I only have a few more things to buy and I’ll be FINISHED. I am so happy this year. I haven’t felt this kind of joy for Christmas in a long time.

Busy week ahead.

Monday – Word 2000 Advanced training, the chiro, then some errands. Then cleaning and holiday stuff. Woo.
Tuesday – Work, relax a bit, The Grove, then ???
Wednesday – cleaning, holiday stuff
Thursday – cleaning, holiday stuff, shopping for birthday party
Friday – The Grove Christmas thingy

Should be good, though. :)

Okay, I don’t have much else to write. I think this entry was boring. Oh well.

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