Friends Only

After years of maintaining a public LiveJournal, I've decided to go Friends Only. Everybody on my Flist will remain (just let me know if you wish to be removed).

Anybody who wishes to be added should comment to this entry.


So, I have about five minutes before I have to be back at work. It's been crazy hectic and everybody keeps getting sick. I pray that I'm not next.

Vegas was awesome! Won about $200 and came home after everything with $50 more than I left with. Daughtry and Bon Jovi were AWESOME!! I <3 Daughtry so friggin much! Now...20 days until I leave for Italy. I'm wigging out!

I'm looking to buy a new camera before I go. It's something that I've wanted to do for a while now. Terry recommends a Canon Rebel XT. Since I'm pretty new to awesome cameras I will likely go with that. Recs?

Okay...gotta go back to work. I have a meme that I snagged from pfeifferpack...

You Belong in Generation Y

You fit in best with people born between 1982 and 2001.

You are cooperative, flexible, and adaptable.

You know the world changes quickly, and you're eager to change with it.

You are socially responsible, forward thinking, and open minded.


I may need a travel intervention...

Okay, since the first of the year, I know that I have gone to Natchez, MS and Washington D.C. I really don't think that there have been anymore trips in 2008. I know 2007 brought forth New York and 2006 had Alaska.

Here is my itinerary for the next few months.

April 11-13: Las Vegas (Bon Jovi and Daughtry concert)
May 6-23: Italy and Croatia
May 24-26: New York City (Eagles concert and chance to go see Bradley Whitford in Boeing, Boeing)
June 12-16: Jackson, Wyoming and Yellowstone

Umm...yeah. I get home from a two and a half week trip so that I can leave the next day for a long weekend in NYC. That might be a little overwhelming for a normal person, but I think it might kill my Crohn's and RA self. But when my dad asked me if I was interested I seriously couldn't say no. I only live once!

Italy has me so nervous that I don't want to think about it. I've never traveled out of the country before and every travel guide in the world hasn't convinced me that I know what I'm doing. But that's okay because I'm going to have fun.

My last two rambles will be this: I think I want to buy a new camera. Any suggestions? (Travel tips would also be awesome) Also, I have 10 pages of my new fic done. I would love to have more free time to work on it, but every time that I sit down someone has called and interrupted me.

Hope everyone has a great night and a wonderful weekend!!


Well, I just got a notice from buhdderkupp alerting me that I have been missing from LJ for a week, so I figure I better write up a post.

Trip, work, trip work, sleep, work, trip. That has been my life here recently. And since I love to travel more than anything else, I can't complain.

I'm doing a poor job on adding all of the wonderful revisions that hollydb, elizabuffy and goodtoast have worked on for A Toast to Pandora. And just when I was ready to sit down and get busy, I got a new fic idea!! *squee* Now I just need to sit down and work on that.

My baby niece is coming over after her nap to play. My sister-in-law has gone back to school and I will sometimes watch Kacey for a few hours so that Heather can go to a study group and prepare for a test.

I really need to go clean house a little before I start playing with my baby. My room looks like a disaster zone (though not as bad as hollydb's which really is a disaster zone. My bathroom is kindy gunky too.

Anyway, I am alive and will hopefully have a more interesting post in the near furture!! Hope everybody else is doing well!!
jd always

Trips are Awesome

First, this meme is snagged from more people on my flist than I can remember.

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So here I am in Washington D.C. with hollydb ZOMG!!! I am have a geekgasm as it’s the first time that I get to tour the city since WW has been on the air. So far, all we’ve done is walk around our hotel and Dupont Circle. We ate AWESOME pizza at a place called Goody’s. In fact, with it open until 4AM, we may sneak down for another slice later! LOL

Natchez was wonderful! If I knew how to upload pictures I would…consider it. There wasn’t a part of the trip that wasn’t lovely and I can’t wait to go back and stay again with Doug and Donald.

Oh, I’m starting a new fic. Soon. As soon as I get through Red Haven’s On Fire. It will be a Josh/Donna fic with Natchez ties. It will hopefully be much loved.

In the personal life…my brother is still a whirlwind of confusion. I have no idea if he checked into rehab today or not. And I’m getting a little depressed because I keep eating and gaining weight. And being depressed makes me want to eat.

Back to D.C….We are taking a tour tomorrow of all the highlights. Sunday morning we are going to check out the Cherry Blossom festival. I also want to go to the National Cathedral and the National Portrait Gallery (Stephen Colbert’s picture is in there! Hee!) We’ll see how much we can get in.

In the meantime, I’m gonna go watch some more West Wing, shower and do a little research. Hope everyone has a great weekend.


First, I want to wish a very happy birthday to the lovely goodtoast!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! You truly are made of awesome!!

Second, Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have no idea how other countries celebrate it, but here in the United States we wear green and drink a lot of booze. Oh, and in the case of my sorta sister-in-law, sent text messages at 6:25 in the morning and waking people up. *grumbles*

Anyway, I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!!

(P.S. I think my mother is trying to make me fat...ter. She keeps making me get off my Weight Watchers worse than I have been and then mocking me about it. Like Saturday night. She takes me to a restaurant and then mocks that I eat unhealthy so much here lately. I counter with a "I bet that I have lost more weight in the last month than her" and she proceeds to doubt that I have. And she isn't a skinny woman. I think she wants me to fail. But I will win. Muahaha)

Happy Lazy Sunday!!

Well, my weekend has been completely lazy. Scratch that—my Sunday has been lazy. Saturday was not.

I’ve been helping hollydb apply for jobs. She has decided that her current job isn’t giving her enough hours and doesn’t seem to care. There is an added bonus that it looks like her mother will graciously give me her spot for their annual Spring Break trip to Natchez, MS. *squee* That means Holly and me on a roadtrip!! Hehehehe

So, Natchez next weekend and Washington D.C. the next! Whoot!!

Also, finally went and had a massage. The awkwardness of having a girl I went to high school went away relatively quickly. But I think her “light” pressure was *way* too much because my back hurts 24 hours later. But she did say that I have two really big knots in my back that need extra attention in the future.

Ohhhh…I bought a fish yesterday!!! hollydb and I each bough one. Her red beta is named Julius Caesar since it was March 15th. I did not want my fish to be Brutus. That would be awkward. But we started thinking about Studio 60 and Tom saying “Et tu, Daisy?” Since my beta is a male, Holly suggested DayZ…like a rapper. So my yellow beta is named DayZ In My Pants. The “In My Pants” part goes along with our new game to play in public…In My Pants. Rules are simple: any sentence you say, you must finish with the phrase “in my pants.” You can say it for the other if they forget that the game is still running.

Yes, at 23 I still wonder why I’m single.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

Happy Tuesday!!

So, as usual, this post will be very random and ramble quite a bit. I hope that you guys love his quality about me…or ignore it well like hollydb.

First, I want to thank the lovely elizabuffy, goodtoast and hollydb for deciding to help me beta A Toast to Pandora so that it will be presentable when I begin posting it on LJ communities. It is so bizarre to reread it after all these years! Thank you ladies!! I have the best friends here!! *snuggles*

Second, gambling this weekend was fun, but very expensive. While hollydb won $90, I lost more than twice that. Even though I didn’t so well, I had a ton of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Third, I snagged this meme from hollydb and pfeifferpack.
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Fourth, I have been having terrible back spasms. It started some in Oklahoma on Saturday night, then happened again when I was driving home Sunday. Sunday night was the worst. I really thought I would have to go to the emergency room, but figured they probably wouldn’t help me any because I know there is nothing that wrong with my back. Stupid Crohn’s!

Fifth, I have two tickets to see Bon Jovi/Daughtry in Kansas City on sale if anyone wants them. I paid $150/per ticket. Floor section 4, seats 1 and 2 at the Sprint Arena on April 17th. I was going to go with my ex-sister-in law Tina, but my dad just got a flyer in the mail telling him that he can get free concert tickets and a free 2 night stay…in Las Vegas. Hells Yeah! I don’t want to drive to Kansas City when I can fly to Vegas and stay for free!!! So yeah…2 BON JOVI/DAUGHTRY TICKETS FOR SALE!!!!!

Last, I think that my brother is close to going into treatment. I had found a treatment in Oklahoma (I didn’t tell anyone but hollydb that it is run by scientologists), but my parents shot that one down. There is one in Arkansas that did a lot of good for a cousin of mine that he seems to be interested.

I’m done because Mikey wants to strip in the office due to the warm weather. Nekkid brother = EWWW

Thursday's Ramble Post

Okay…this post is going to be all over the place. Sorry in advance.

First, I am really pissed off with Hillary Clinton. She’s lying and turning uber-negative and saying shit like it would better to have John McCain as president than Obama as the Democratic nominee. I’m donating more money to Obama first thing in the morning if not sooner. And if she gets the nomination…I don’t know. At this rate I may vote for Nader.

Second, hollydb’s family has somehow pissed off the PTB. Since the beginning of the year they have lost an aunt, been in the hospital 3 times (Fafa twice and David once), then Holly’s car was broken into, they lost power during one of the ice storms for days…and now Granny and Fafa’s house was broken into. They got robbed on the day he came home from the hospital!! That should be a crime punishable by death. He’s a minister for Christ’s sake!

Third, the situation with my brother is worse. Not him, exactly. But I found a place for him to go for treatment and have been talking to them. I even found a professional to do an intervention. And after I’ve put so much time, hope and effort into getting my brother help, my parents blow off all of it. My mom insists that nobody will get him to go until he’s ready and that a long-term treatment isn’t needed. My dad is more receptive, but wants to talk to my uncle on Monday because I’ve had a cousin who was sent into treatment in another state before. So yeah…that’s really depressed me. I’m so thankful I have hollydb to cry to when this stuff overwhelms me.

In good news…I bought a bunch of stuff tonight. 2 pairs of shoes (one I need to return because it’s half a size too big…s’ok because it was a spare pair to my comfy dress shoes), 2 pairs of jeans, 2 blouses, 1 cami, 2 pairs of earrings, 1 necklace and 1 set of bangles. And for once, I feel really good about it all. That’s big for me.

Also good…HOLLY IS COMING TO OKLAHOMA WITH ME SATURDAY!!! It’s going to be totally awesome! *squees*

And some of my anger toward my mother dissipated after I came home tonight. She started chatting and being nice to me. She looked over my purchases and loved everything I bought. Then, she told me about how she fell at work and I felt bad that I left early. I figure that she wouldn’t have gone to the bank that last time had it not been for me. She obviously is oblivious to my secret guilt. Oh, and she seemed excited that Holly is coming with me this weekend, too. So that all went well.

Well, I’m going to go and possibly buy some DVDs online. I keep pondering the purchase of Dr. Who and Torchwood. I may but Hairspray, Dan in Real Life and maybe even Veronica Mars. I’m in a very weird mood tonight.

Then again…I think I may just crash. Today has been quite draining.

Oh…I’m starting to rework my story A Toast to Pandora. I’m gonna edit it and change the original character I have hook up with Sam a little…no obvious Buffy mentions. I really want a beta and Holly has *way* too much on her plate. Does anybody on my flist wanna be my beta? *bats eyelashes* I want to edit this fic to help me get motivated to start a new one. PLEASE?!?!