Monday, December 31, 2007

Year In Review

JANUARY: How did you ring in 2007?
I was actually at a friend/co-worker's house for a game night with some of her friends and another of our co-workers, and it was very nice, and much more fun than I would have anticipated, given that I had dreaded all holidays.

FEBRUARY: What did you do for Valentine's Day?
I bought hilarious cards and made gift packs for my girlfriends. Again, much better than I thought it would be.

MARCH: Did you celebrate St. Patty's Day by getting drunk?
No, I was babysitting for the drunk getters. More money, less hangovers!

APRIL: Did you have to walk in the rain?
This is Indiana, let's be realistic. If I hadn't walked in the rain, I wouldn't have left my house.

MAY: Did you fail any classes?
Damn near, but my math teacher let me re-take my final, which got me over that hump to the diploma. Bless him.

JUNE: Did you buy a new swimsuit?
No, 'cause I don't really do a lot of swimming. Maybe next year I'll get one of those cute, 50s looking ones.

JULY: Did you party on 4th of July?
I didn't have to work and I got to see Jon, so... sure!

AUGUST: Did you go to the beach?
I'm landlocked. So no.

SEPTEMBER: Did you start school again?
Nope, I'm on a break.

OCTOBER: What did you dress as for Halloween?
I think I just wore a silly headband with cat ears or something. I'm lazy.

NOVEMBER: What did you do for Thanksgiving?
Spent the morning at my dad's eating steak, and the afternoon at my sister's eating turkey. It was nice.

DECEMBER: What do you want/what did you get for Christmas?
I got a super nice new computer from my mom, among other things. I can't wait to have the internet at home again.

Personal Reflection

Did you reach your goals for 2007?
I don't think I set specific goals, but I think I did okay.

Beside your set goals, what else did you accomplish?
I graduated, I took care of myself all by myself for a whole year, I made a lot of progress in therapy, and I didn't get fired! So good year.

What is something you learned about yourself?
That I can get through more stuff than I thought I could.

Did you do anything you'd never thought you'd ever do?
Not that I can think of.

In 2007, did you:

Change your apperance?
I got some cute haircuts.

Move to a new place?
Ick, no. I hate moving.

Go to a concert?
I saw Guster twice!

Go to a sporting event?
No, but I was at the Super Bowl in spirit, and it was awesome.

Get a new job?

Get a new addition to your family?
My dad's adorable dachshund puppies, Oscar and Charlie.

Gain new friends?
I'm sure I did at some point.

Lose old friends?
Lose isn't the right word, but I did accept that some relationships have changed substantially.

Get into a fight (verbal or physical)?
Verbal for sure. My sisters and I go rounds sometimes.

Puke from drinking too much?
No, and not an experience I missed. I did have the flu for the first time in a while this year, and it re-cemented for me how freaking much I hate puking.

Go to a wedding?
Nope, not that I can recall.

Go to a funeral?
I don't think so, which is a good thing.

Go to the hospital?
To visit my grandma, yeah.

Have any run ins with the law?
*sigh* Yeah, my stupid license got suspended and I'm still sorting it out.

Start a relationship?
As a matter of fact, yes.

End a relationship?

Spend over $1000 on something?
My rent

Favorite 2007:

Honestly not something I've stopped to quantify.

Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Thanksgiving was much smoother than I thought it would be.

Just getting to spend time with Jon and my friends/family.

I think my sis and I did our Mafia party this year, and it was pretty fun.


Moment you laughed so hard that you cried?
I probably cracked my sister up at some point, or I was laughing at the puppies.

Knocked Up

Bubbly-Colbie Callait

Worst 2007:
My birthday was kind of ass this year.

Embarrassing moment?
Not really sure, I tend to forget that stuff.

Arguing with my sis about my parents splitting up.

Pain you felt?
I'm not sure. Probably when I rear-ended that guy on my birthday.

Person you met?
Dick Cheney was in my city, does that count?

Traffic jams.

For New Year's Eve 2007/2008

Where will you be?
At Jon's.

Who will be there?
Jon, me, Sacha and Queenie (his dogs).

Do you want to kiss someone at midnight?
Definitely that first guy, and maybe the third and fourth on the list.

What are you wearing?
Jeans and a green Old Navy shirt.

In 2008:

What are your goals?
Again, not something I think about too much, but I would say get a better handle on money, start working toward grad school, and not stress overly much.

What do you look forward to?
Umm... things that won't suck?

Monday, December 17, 2007

My Car is Poltergeist

So my car is wonderful and I love her, but she is getting more and more weird and ghetto. Over the summer, it started to be that if I tried to roll the passenger window down with the door unlocked, the door would actually pop open. If I lock it, I'm safe, but then it only rolls halfway down, which is great in July when you don't have air conditioning. My cruise control only works about half the time. My windshield wiper tank is busted, meaning that I squeegee my windows at gas stations a lot, particularly this time of year because I can't see squat with all the snow and salt junk on my windows.

But the car's newest oddity is by far it's most irritating. The radio is possessed.

It started last week. I was driving home from work and decided to flip from NPR to a music station. Then my radio turned back to NPR. Spontaneously. It did this like 4 times. Then it stopped letting me change stations altogether. I can change channels intermittently, usually near the beginning of getting into my car, but it sometimes still changes on it's own. And better yet, it changes two of the pre-set buttons to whichever channel it's currently on. So NPR is now programmed into two buttons instead of just one.

Someone needs to find me that short lady and Craig T. Nelson, STAT.

Monday, December 10, 2007

DVR and CBS-enemies?

Dear CBS:

I don't know what was wrong with your network timing AGAIN this week, but this is the second time in four weeks that I've DVRd The Amazing Race only to have it not start at the appropriate time. I missed the last half of the episode, you douchewads! Get with the program!

HATE you,

Friday, December 7, 2007

Make a Wish!

Just a quick schill: This local radio station is doing its annual Make-a-Wish Request-a-thon as we speak. As of 9:36 EST, since yesterday morning, they've raised almost $160,000 and granted 27 wishes. I know it's a tight time of year because of Christmas, etc, but if you have an extra couple of bucks, you might consider giving, to either this or your local Make-a-Wish. I do the Wish-Makers club, which is a small, monthly deduction. I don't miss the money that comes out of my bank account, and I really like the organization.

Hate. Hate. Hate. Intensely.

I'm sure you've heard of those horrible people who protest soldiers' funerals with their "God hates fags" signs, and they've sunk to an all new level of absolutely repulsive. DO NOT click this unless you're prepared to be furious and lose a shred more faith in all humanity.

The thing that blows my mind about these awful people is how they take the life of a person that they supposedly believe in who was all about love and acceptance, and turn it into a hateful, disgusting pile of shit. They claim that God hates the entire world. Does this exclude them? Are we supposed to believe that God threw Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Evil out of petty anger? The being you supposedly believe in who endowed you with a soul and free will is actually a petty kid with a magnifying glass, burning up ants just so he can feel powerful over something? I don't get how these people try to justify worship to a God who clearly has contempt for the entire creation he made, and who finds his people irredeemable.

These people make me so deeply sad and angry.

Uplifting post in just a bit! I'm not dwelling on this disgusting crap for long.