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31 October 2010 @ 10:01 pm
Happy Birthday, Fairy God-Lesbian. (aka rainbowstrlght I love you so, and I hope you are having the best day! : )


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25 October 2010 @ 12:06 am
I just looked back at my journal and realized my extreme failure at posting lately. Other than Stephen's job stuff, I haven't had a real entry in months.

Aidan is in another play. She is playing young Mary in the Secret Garden. I am extra proud of this one, since they basically created a part that didn't exist for her to play. She wanted to be Mary, of course. I told her she was not old enough for that part, but she could audition if she really wanted to and she did. The director actually had a little meeting with me to tell me what they had planned for her, and that is she had been 10 there would have been no contest about who was playing Mary. : )

The diet is going pretty well. More slowly than I am used to, but then again I have been cheating a good bit. : P Still 16 lbs is 16 lbs and I put on my pre pregnancy jeans today for the first time since Kellan was born. Now I can start aiming for my jeans from before Aidan, lol.

Not sure when Stephen's 3rd interview is going to be as of yet. It's difficult to predict the time table since this is the tech portion and will be conducted by am elder at the church who works for a local web developer. Since this isn't his job, the schedule will surely be more spread out, but we are eager to move on with it. I just want to know what will be happening one way or another.

It's almost Kellan's birthday. How is that possible? IT seems fully unreal that he is nearly a year old already. It's also crazy to think that I haven't worked in over a year. I guess freedom suits me, if not my bank account.

Drama with Amanda. : ( She is now engaged to BFL (which I believe I mentioned earlier) and has crawled even further up his butt than before. I once waited to see how long it would take until she called me back. It took 23 days. Best friends. She is doing it wrong. I tried to get in touch with her for almost 2 days to borrow a dress for a funeral I had to go to (and she knew that he had died because she responded to THAT text) and she wouldn't respond to texts, FB messages, or call me back. I even messaged BFL. After I sent her a message about being pissed she finally responded with some excuse about her phone battery (which is one of her fav excuses) and then being busy at work. She works with BFL. You want me to believe she couldn't spare 30 seconds to send me a text?!?

I'm pretty much done. I'm so tired of being friends with people who only are my friends when it's convenient for them. I actually considered dropping out of her wedding. Why spend money I don't have on a dress I don't like for a wedding of someone who can't even be bothered to return my phone calls? ASH and E begged me not to, so for now I am keeping quiet, but we will see how it all goes. It's still a year away, and I don't see this getting better any time soon. Stephen says I should stay in so when I lose all my weight I can be hotter than her at her own wedding. It's wrong how much that idea amuses me.

I'm sure there is more, but I will stop for now. ♥
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21 October 2010 @ 12:44 pm
Second interview was today.
Third and final interview is forthcoming...

Holy crap, am I moving to Michigan? After all this back and forth, I don't know how to feel about things going well.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
16 October 2010 @ 01:46 am
Some days are better than others!
1. My car is all better and I didn't have to do anything extra.
2. I've lost almost 15 lbs. Yay for being less fat.
3. Stephen had an interview today!!! It's not the job in Colorado, which doesn't seem like it's happening, but it is another church job in Michigan of all the random places. It's a very cool church/position and they absolutely loved him. :) There is already a second interview for this week, and the guy told him that he is one of a very few out of the 50 or so applications they got that they were looking at. He also said that if they had seen his resume somewhere they would have called him because he's exactly what they ate looking for!

For real this would within ah hour if both for_beffie AND crazykitties03. Not too shabby for Beffie!
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13 October 2010 @ 05:56 pm
If anyone was curious, being stranded on the side of the road with 2 children in the boiling heat is not fun. At all.
So now, my car is dead. I need a new water pump and my day is crap. But I did manage to go see OBFF this morning and get my hair done. So it was almost a good day. I guess.

How are you?
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05 September 2010 @ 09:28 pm
funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

That is all.
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28 August 2010 @ 04:36 pm
If I move to Boulder, I want to live here:

or perhaps here:
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28 August 2010 @ 04:08 pm
So I haven't done any updating for the last few weeks.

Since my last real update my useless brother has shown back up at my parents house and is squatting again. The fact that they won't kick him to the curb is really starting to piss me off. Plus, I can't stand him and don't want him around my kids. IT makes things harder than they need to be.

Having him and my dad together makes my life much more difficult. Especially if I need to be at their house for any length of time. There is only so much I can take of tweedle homophobe and tweedle racist. I actually had to sit there while they rambled about how they were disappointed with Alan Jackson for going on "Ellen Degenerate" (isn't that clever and original??) because all that "gay marriaging" was just wrong. I expressed my relief that I had two such upstanding alcoholics to guide me down the paths of righteousness. For some reason that made them mad. *shrug*

My mom and I had a very unsuccessful yardsale. We spent 2 weeks getting stuff ready and then got rained out after 2 hours. It really bugged me since I was sick during all the prep time but I had to drag myself out to get ready. IT turned out to be all for nothing.

Anyway, we are still waiting on Boulder and trying to get through in the meantime. And really, re reading that story just reminds me of why I want to move away from here so badly. I need distance from these people for my sanity.

I don't know if I mentioned it, but MAC is having a boy. : )

That is pretty much all. How is everyone?
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24 August 2010 @ 11:44 pm
So... Boulder, CO? Discuss.
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28 July 2010 @ 03:44 am
01. Discuss how you got into Harry Potter
02. Your favorite book
03. What house would you be in?
04. Your favorite movie
05. Wizard Rock: discuss
06. Your favorite character(s)
07. Drink that reminds you of HP
08. Your favorite ship(s)
09. Fanfiction: discuss
10. Favorite book moment(s)
11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene
13. Least favorite character(s)

14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
In the books? Sirius, Dumbledore, Dobby, and the entire last battle.

In the movies... nothing.

15. Whatever tickles your fancy
It is no secret that I ship Harry/Hermione. That is my preference, period. That being said, I can certainly deal with ships that aren't my own as long as they are presented in a realistic way. This is JK Rowling's biggest failure in writing. If she intended it to be OBHWF from the beginning, then she should have set it up that way. She had plenty of opportunity to make Ginny a match for Harry, or even a character of interest. Instead she made her an afterthought, a character barely worth noticing. At no point did we get to see what Harry likes about Ginny. She's pretty and likes Quidditch. And...?
For someone who is "Harry's true soulmate" we are never shown a relationship with any depth. He doesn't seem to value her as a friend or have any interest in her existence until he decides that he is jealous of her kissing Dean. Even at the end of it all, he can't be bothered to go and look for her. No kiss, not even a conversation between them after the battle of his life. His only concern is finding Ron and Hermione.

As for Ron and Hermione... *shakes head*
She has tons and tons of opportunity to allow these two to grow together. Instead she shows two people with nothing in common excepting their best friend. Ron belittles Hermione and places no value on the things that she loves. Even when Harry doesn't agree with her, he supports her interests, while Ron never misses a chance to disparage her. I might overlook this if Rowling had allowed Ron to grow into a person who could be with Hermione, but instead she abandons all character development throughout the series and chooses to have read a book so he can "charm" Hermione into thinking he is something other than a dufus. Even without the subtext between Harry and Hermione this relationship would be doomed to misery/failure in any real life setting. I find it to be deeply sad that she failed so completely to sell the relationships the she claimed to have intended from the beginning.

16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
Besides reading and writing fanfiction over the years, I have also participated in an online sorting community where I got to compete for the "house cup" with writing, icon making and taking simulated Hogwarts classes. It was a great deal of fun, and I miss it.

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The proverbial shit is about to hit the fan at my husband's company. The owner of this pool company is all that is wrong with the world, but his manager has been a buffer and an ally through all of the ridiculous scenarios he has been faced with in the last 3 years. Said manager informed him today that he is quitting... tomorrow.
He found another job out of state, and his first day is August 10th. While we are happy for manager with a soul, it leaves Stephen in an odd place. There are a number of possible outcomes for all of this, none of which seem likely to go well.
For one thing Pool Voldemort is likely to tell manager with a soul that he can't even work out his notice.
MWS is recommending that Stephen be promoted to store manager. On the surface this seems like it could be a good thing, PV's horrible behavior aside. The problem is that he is the bottom feeder of all bottom feeders. Meaning that we can see him trying to have Stephen take over without giving him any sort of pay raise. Beyond the fact that he is 2 years overdue for a payraise as it is, PV is the sort of person who would try to find an excuse to fire him if he refused the position without an increase.

Now if he actually gives him the increase, this would be a very good thing for us. Based on MWS' status, Stephen should get a $4/hr increase, insurance and a company truck. However, it seems more likely he will be asked to double his responsibility for the same rate or maybe $1/hr more.

It almost seems like it would be better if PV decides to hire someone else, except that he has a habit to hire his buddies for jobs, and these people have quite a history of doing a terrible job and then trying to blame everyone else for their failings. On of PV's oldest friends was actually fired today over that very issue. In other words, this doesn't seem like the best option either.

Did I mention Stephen is looking for other jobs? *headdesk*
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