Tuesday, August 25, 2009


So, I was going to write about how I got a freaking job, but I'll leave that till later. Right now I'm going to write about the crazy that is my head. (and seriously, could I start more posts with "so"?)

If you know me, you know that I'm crazy. Not certifiable, but bad enough. One of those crazy aspects is how...not contrary, but I can't think of the right word right now, I can be. But I like things that are opposite of each other. I like black, but I also like very colorful things, for example. I'm a homebody, but I love to travel. I want to stay in one place for more than a year, but I'm always looking for a job somewhere else.

The thing that got me posting this was looking at this picture on Dooce's website. When I was in Oregon last summer, I couldn't wait to get home to flat land. And the instant I got home, I wanted the mountains back more than anything. I wanted to go back to Arizona and see the red rocks, the high desert, the beautiful mountains of Colorado, the dry heat and wonderful scrub of Santa Fe. God I miss it! And the whole time I was in Oregon, I was yearning for green. I wanted green grass and rain and leafy trees and green grass! Everything was dead and tan/brown. But when we got through California and into Arizona a little way, I started to fall in love. It was beautiful! I loved driving down a mountain pass into a valley and seeing it all stretched out before me. What I wouldn't have given to have been able to pull over and wander off to take rolls and roll of photos. Black and white that I could develop in the darkroom I don't have. I wanted to set up the perfect shot, swim in that pool we found (but was too cold to go in).

I wanted to stay in Sedona and Santa Fe for days, weeks. I want to move there and drink in the dry heat, bake in the sauna of the desert. Explore and live and run away from giant bugs and complain about the heat and work and play. I want to go back so bad! I want to see the rest of the desert, take pictures of rocky outcroppings miles past where Jesus lost his sandals.

But at the same time I want to go here and here and see trees covered in moss, and streams running through forests. I want to go back to England and explore the grassy hillsides, commune with the sheep. I want to go to huge cities in the hustle and bustle, or in calmer neighborhoods of those same busy cities. I want to go to Europe and find tiny bookstores tucked in side alleys in the Italian countryside. And in any of these places, I could probably live happily...at least for a while. At lease until my feet start calling again, wanting to wader away into that good night.

But God do I miss the high desert and the mountains. I want to spend time in Colorado some day. I want to move to Phoenix with my friend, see what a sprawling city is like, instead of one that goes straight up. But the contrary part of me is, I look at pictures of the red rock mountains of Utah and Arizona and I gasp and the beauty and the longing, but I have the same result when I look at pictures of all the green in the English countryside. I don't know id I'll ever be completely content to settle in one place, if my wanderlust will ever be sated. I guess only time will tell. If would probably help if I actually wandered a little too!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

i will never be without bookmarks again!

I love this whole Delicious thing! I am a bookmarking, tagging fiend over here man! It's so nice, I will never be without my bookmarks again! That's gonna be one of the worst things abut changing computers or ever just internet operating services. When I switched computers, I obviously lost all my bookmarks/favorites, and now I will always have these. It's so nice! I've been bookmarking up a storm, a STORM I tells you!

Tonight mom dad and I went to see Zed Leppelin, the Led Zeppelin Tribute Band at the Lake Harriet Band shell. Then we rode the trolley. It was a very enjoyable evening. Good music, beautiful evening, brought food along, it was great!

I still don't have a second job. I had my working interview at the doggy daycare, and expressed my interest in the job, but nothing back yet. That was Tuesday. If I don't hear anything by the time I leave for work tomorrow, I'm gonna give them a call. The girl told me to think about it and email her, which I did. And then I sent a follow up email to make sure that my first one actually got there, but that one didn't get a response either, so looks like I'm gonna have to call. I hate calling people.

I wrote up a rental agreement last night because this whole situation is getting annoying, and no one else was going to get around to doing it, so I had to take the reins on that one. Big surprise there. Oh wait, no it's not. Mandy took it to her mom to see if that would work out, but she's not back yet. Hopefully it does, in which case we will all be paying $125/month in rent, which is a massively good deal. Not as good as free, but pretty much as close as you can get, considering we're living in a house, not a puny little apartment.

I think that's pretty much all that's new in my life. Well, and my birthday is in 9 days, on September 2nd. I will be 24. One more year before I can rent a car without incurring age penalties and fees. I'm gonna go read some HP fic I found again while I was updating my Delicious. Laters!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I love the printing press

Without it, the public at large would probably still be mostly illiterate and I wouldn't have had the immense pleasure of reading fanfic for 6 hours straight tonight. And as soon as I am done posting this small love note to the written word, I will be going back to the reading. I love language! And literacy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quite the quandary

Must sleep, would much rather read fanfic, will regret fanfic decision in the morning, much more concerned with instant gratification. This is quite the quandary; which will win, sleep or reading.


I'll give you a hint, sleeping never wins

Saturday, August 8, 2009


It's raining. That was fine last night when I was all snug in my house enjoying the long missed sounds of a thunderstorm, but today I want it to be dry! Today I have plans to go to art fairs, and they are no fun in the rain! If I knew it was going to keep raining, I would have stayed asleep; I'm so tired. And oddly enough, I don't really feel like reading. So I think I'm gonna go and start cutting out my mom's purse while watching Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. The only problem with this plan is that my hands hurt. I think I've been using them too much. And after typing out a few blog posts last night, I think typing might be a contributing factor to my hand pain as well as sewing/knitting/work. This whole pain thing is really not fun and I would like it to stop now kthnxbai.


I knew I shouldn't have had that mocha at 8:30pm. That was an all around bad idea. I have no desire, and every need, to go to bed right now. Hell, for what time I need to wake up, I should have been asleep hours ago. Mom and I are going to a few art fairs tomorrow, and we want to get an early start because it's supposed to be beastly hot. Hopefully the weather is wrong and it doesn't get to 91, but I won't hold my breath for that one. Ok, I'm off to try to sleep. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Maybe I should post some actual content

I've been posting a lot of nonsense and drivel lately. Not that it terrible matters because no one really reads this except me. But if I'm gonna have to look at it, I might as well put something here about my life. I applied to a few more jobs a week or so back. On of them was at a doggy daycare called Downtown Dogs. I emailed, then got a response saying "Hey lazybones, come in a fill out a app, dork." So I did, then got called back and set up an interview. First interview time ended up clashing with work, so I called back to reschedule. Person who I needed was in a meeting, and didn't call me back that day. Just as I was going to call yet again the next day, she called back, and we rescheduled for Monday the 10th. The she called me back again saying that Oops, I have something that day and time. So NOW I have an interview there on Tuesday at 3pm. Hopefully it doesn't go more than an hour because I have to work at 5, which means I like to be out of the house and on the road by 4. But I will be a little closer to work coming from the interview rather than my house.

Hopefully I get this job. It's working with animals, and is pretty much a job I've done in the past. Well, more of a conglomeration of various jobs I've done. If they don't hire me, they're crazy. I am totally qualified! Hell, I'm probably over qualified, but hopefully they'll hire me anyway. The I can push back my JoAnn's jobs to fewer hours and not have to drive all the way out to Maple Grove quite so often.

In other news, my roomie Mandy's cousin had a baby girl, and Mandy's mom bought two onesies and a hat off of me. Yay! She got these three:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Songs I love

Bolero (from the closing credits of Moulin Rouge)- Moulin Rouge 2 soundtrack
Riverwide, The Difficult Kind- Sheryl Crow
My Body Is A Cage- Arcade Fire
Bella's Lullaby- Twilight Soundtrack
While My Guitar Gently Weeps- The Beatles
Viva La Vida, Lost!- Coldplay
Hands of Time- Groove Armada
Warm Tape, Road Trippin', We Believe- Red Hot Chili Peppers
When Water Comes To Life- Cloud Cult
I've Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Here With Me- Dido
Let Go- Frou Frou
Mexico- Incubus
Lucky- Bif Naked
Wild Horses- The Sundays
Hermes Bird- Remy Zero
For What It's Worth- Buffalo Springfield
Existentialism on Prom Night- Straylight Run
White Houses- Vanessa Carlton

I was going to wax poetic about Bolero, because it is totally worthy of poetic waxing, but then I could probably was poetic about most of these songs. Some I like even more than others, but these are some of the songs that, when they come up on my MP3 or WMP playlist, I don't ever skip. I might occasionally skip one or two of them, but that's very rare. Most of these, I could just play, lay back on my bed, and breathe to. I love music, I don't know what I would do if I went deaf or music was suddenly outlawed, but I don't want to find out!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My brain, it's all eated up

Fanfic has eaten my brain...again. I really need to stop bringing my comp over to my bed at night, it's making for more reading and less sleeping, and I really should be sleeping. Just got done reading ad AU Doom/ST Reboot crossover, and it was absolutely fanfuckingtastic! If you haven't seen either movie, then you would love or appreciate it as much as I do, but really, great writing, fantastic story, awesome ending. It was so much love. And if you haven't seen either Doom or Star Trek XI, well, what the HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Go! NOW! :D