Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday 5 - 8/29/2008

First the friday 5, then an update.

1. What was the last song that stuck in your brain and wouldn’t go away? Oh, this is sooo bad. Thanks to DjLunchbox I've had "Vampires are Alive" by DJ Bobo in my head. Seriously. This is the guy that wrote the Chihuahua song that's being featured in the new Disney Chihuahua movie. I learned more about Dj (Dr.) Bobo than I ever wanted to know. Thanks Will. I hope you really do have pinkeye. (not really.)

2. What’s something that sticks around long after you wish it would leave? This stupid cold. I was really sick a couple of weeks ago, and I still have a sore throat and a cough. I'm not sure if it's the damp weather and sinus/allergy problems, or something more serious, but I don't have health insurance, so I'm waiting it out, unless it gets much worse.

3. To what use did you put your last sticky note?
Wow, I don't really remember. Probably something along the lines of a song I wanted to download, a to do list, or a grocery list.

4. When did you last have
Pixy Stix? Again, not sure. But I live with a candy monter (my husband) and so I'm sure it's been sometime in the last six months.

5. What is something you are a stickler for? Hmm...personal hygene when going out in public. Cleaning a certain way. Grammer and punctuation while texting or IMing. Good Photoshopping (thanks DjLunchbox, forgot this one.) Good graphic design.

As always, the Friday 5 questions were taken from If you join the fun, be sure to let me know so I can add you to the link list! And don’t forget to send those questions in that you’re itching for us to answer! Don’t worry, we’ll gladly pimp your blog for the effort.

Not much new here. Had an interview on Wednesday. My car has been inspected and is legal for another year. Going out with some friends Saturday night, as long as plans hold up. I am addicted to Boom Blox, and I don't even own the Wii or the game.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday 5, 8/22/2008

1. What’s something really, really stupid you’ve done that could easily have resulted in your own death? Hard to say. Leaning out of the window in 912 at Allegheny Center is high on that list.

2. What makes you feel stupid? Lots of things. Trying to figure out Flash, or any sort of programming in general. My resume also applies here.

3. What’s something that’s stupid in a very smart way? I haven't a clue.

4. What’s an example of a stupid idea working out in a way that solved a problem? Anytime I succeed at figuring something out in a program I'm not familiar with. I usually learn by trial and error, and something that seems to stupid to work, usually does.

5. There is apparently a brand of packaged popcorn called Smartfood. What might be found in the package labeled Stupidfood? Bagels, Doughnuts, Cookies, Butterfinger bars, DQ Blizzards, Fried Oreos, Funnel Cakes, Cheesecake, and pretty much everything else I eat on a regular basis.

As always, the Friday 5 questions were taken from If you join the fun, be sure to let me know so I can add you to the link list! And don’t forget to send those questions in that you’re itching for us to answer! Don’t worry, we’ll gladly pimp your blog for the effort.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rollercoaster Ride

The past week has been a huge rollercoaster of emotions.
  • Went into more debt buying a laptop
  • Got to D&D
  • Gratch passed away
  • Got to hang out with friends
  • House we were planning on renting from family was apparently sold, although we were never told.

That last one's a real kicker. It was our key to getting back to Pittsburgh. Rent was only going to be $200 a month, and considering the fact that I can't seem to find work, we needed something cheap in order to be able to make the move. Now that it's gone, I can't quite figure out what to do. Judging by the amount of debt we have every month in student loans, car payment, and credit cards, Zach and I are both going to need to make at least $12-15 an hour, which is hard to find.

I'm just feeling a bit defeated. I wish things would stabalize for us. I really want to be in Pittsburgh. There's more likely to be work there, and all of our friends are there. I want to be independant again, and not have to live up to someone else's lifestyle expectations. Also, privacy. I wants it. Hard to have any when there's 4 people in a house that's about the same size as the last apartment we lived in.

Anyone know of any cheap housing that lets you have pets? Or anywhere that's tolerable to work at? I'm open to any suggestions.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Montgomery Gratch

Gratch passed away today.

He was fine yesterday, and Zach says he heard him wheek for us when we came home late last night. Unfortunately, in the way of guinea pigs, between then and this morning, he became really ill.

Sad day. I miss my gwee peeg.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Totally posting from the laptop I mentioned in the previous post. Sitting at The Willy's, stealing his wi-fi. Gotta love those business expenses.

On another note, I'm not feeling nearly as negative as I did last night. Guess that's what I get for being awake that late, and deciding to make a post.

So, again, sorry for the rant in the previous post.

Friday 5, 8/15/2008

First, the Friday 5 for today.

1. What did you last replace batteries for?
Ignitor in the gas grill.

2. What have you thrown away that you probably could have had repaired? Lots of things can be repaired if you have the time/motivation. I'm sure I could darn all our socks and patch all our holey clothes, but I tend to just let wear things until they're unwearable, then throw them out.

3. Among items in your line of sight right now, what should probably be put in the trash? Gum wrappers, asprin bottle with 1 asprin in it, lots of scrap paper with random notes, etc. Lots of desk clutter.

4. When did you last use disposable cutlery while dining in your house? Hmm, it's been a while. I don't remember.

5. Whose actions cause you to waste time you otherwise wouldn’t waste? Well first and foremost, myself. I'm to blame for letting myself waste the time. Then probably Zach. He's good at distracting me, and convincing me we'll finish something later, when we almost never do.

*As always, the Friday 5 questions were taken from If you join the fun, be sure to let me know so I can add you to the link list! And don’t forget to send those questions in that you’re itching for us to answer! Don’t worry, we’ll gladly pimp your blog for the effort.

General update:
  • I'm looking for work, which is depressing when you don't qualify for 90% of the work you can get in your field. I've been too picky, and now I need to start looking at a wider range of jobs. Only interview I've been on recently went horribly. Looks like I'm heading for retail. I'm not bitter that I'm so in debt for a piece of paper that was supposed to help me land a better job. Nope. Not bitter at all.
  • Trying to move back to Pittsburgh, but need a job to do so.
  • I'm currently on a self-hate kick. I tend to cycle between self-acceptance and self-hate. I'm at the crappy end of that cycle right now. I feel like everything is wrong with me and where I'm at in my life right now. I don't have a good job, I don't have money, or a house, or kids, or anything to show for the past few years. I don't even know what I want really, other than I don't want to stagnate. I don't want to feel like I'm just wasting my time.
  • There might be a business trip in the close future. We would tremendously benefit from a laptop to use on the trip. We don't own one. We're swimming in debt. Yet we're considering the purchase of one. Necessary? No. Helpful? Very. Stupid? Probably. Can't seem to decide between necessity and want.
  • Just all around blah. Was really sick a couple of weeks ago, and since then it's been mostly coughing, headaches, and random majorly painful muscle issues that mysteriously clear up after 2-10 days. I feel like the plague. No one my age should feel this shitty on a consistent basis.
Okay, done with the rant. Sorry, just needed to get a few things off my chest. Hope everything is going well for everyone else.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday 5, 8/8/2008

1. In Citizen Kane, the main character’s last word before dying is “Rosebud,” which is discovered later to be the name of a favorite childhood sled. The idea is that this rich, powerful, hated man, in his last moment, finds himself thinking of happy, innocent times. If the film were about your life, what word might you utter in similar sentiment?
I'm not sure. Perhaps "Crayolas".

2. In Groundhog Day, the main character is forced to live the same day again and again until he has learned to love others and to love himself. If you found yourself in an endless loop, living one day repeatedly until you learned the lesson that was holding you back, what would that lesson be?
Probably the same as Bill Murray. Love myself. Accept others for who they are and don't judge. Be nice. Stop being a bitch. Take your pick.

3. In Freaky Friday, a mother and daughter who have difficulty understanding each other find themselves each living the other’s life (occupying the other’s body and everything!). If this were to happen to you for similar reasons, whose body would you wake up in?
Hmm. Tough one. There are a ton of people I don't understand. Maybe G.W. Bush, but ugh, I don't want to trade places with him. Maybe the Pope. Still not a pleasant thought.

4. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has to jump into an underground room filmed with the one thing that freaks him out: snakes. “Why did it have to be snakes?” he asks. If the movie were about you, what would you see in the underground room?
Insects. Particularly bees/wasps and junebugs. Augh. Now I'm creeped out.

5. In Sideways, the main character is asked to explain his love for wine made from a certain grape. As he describes the grape, we realizes he is also describing himself, saying that it must be carefully tended and that it is easily damaged. If the film were about you, what passion (hobby, food, collectible, or activity, for example) would you describe and how would you describe it so that you were also describing yourself?
Candy. Sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, sometimes Nutty, sometimes fruity. Sometimes exciting, sometimes boring. Usually a pain to deal with. Bad for you. Sometimes a huge disappointment. But still worth trying.

*As always, the Friday 5 questions were taken from If you join the fun, be sure to let me know so I can add you to the link list! And don’t forget to send those questions in that you’re itching for us to answer! Don’t worry, we’ll gladly pimp your blog for the effort.

Friday, August 1, 2008

No Friday Five post today, as I am sick and can't seem to make my brain work well. Maybe I'll get a belated one up later on. If not, see you next Friday.