09/20/07 06:55 - 79ºF - ID#41218
Why Roswell makes me want to smoke
I sort of know the answer:
1) This is a return to my old smoking environment. (The call center)
2) Smokers are stressful.
3) I'm not used to being inactive and without windows to outside environment. (I'm used to very high physical demand over the last 7 years)
4) People are smoking as they are calling us.
5) I'm still and always will be an addict.
6) I need to apply the techniques the quit line recommends such as having a plan for the situations in which my addiction is triggered. I also need to recognize what triggers my own cravings.
7) Talking about smoking reminds me of how much I loved cigarettes even though they made me so unhappy.
8) I'm dealing with multiple changes at once.
9) It makes me nervous that parts of my job is a real challenge for me. The bilingual calls are really freaking me out. Even though I know I can do it, I also know that I have difficulties in this area. It is a lot of pressure.
10) Cigarettes are a stimulant and I really could use that to get through listening to 8 hours of other people talk on the phone (I'm still in training).
I swear (e:drew), I had no intention of doing a top ten list. It was probably the most therapeutic thing I could have done and now I will recommend it to my clients.
09/18/07 10:12 - 68ºF - ID#41187
9 to 5
Tomorrow I have to work 9 to 5. That is so boring . "Yeah, I work 9 to 5".
I'm going to bed.
UPDATE 9/19/07 9:30 pm
I'm sorry for publicly chastising you mike. That is actually something I am sort of against doing in my journal. I understand that it was a lot to write about. I was just being a crazy betch. Yesterday I had a hard time adjusting to the new job. It is a little weird for me even though I love it so much. It has been so many years since I have been in a call center. At least this is much better than selling a bunch of freaky pet owners more crap. BTW, Elizabeth Taylor has ordered something off the back of a Milk Bone Box.
Today I ran into (e:amanda). My first roswellian (e:strip)per sighting. I'm not sure why she doesn't post more stuff. She is great.
09/13/07 09:25 - 70ºF - ID#41083
How I found estrip
Anyhoo, my story.
When I used to work at Coffee & there used to be a boy named Mike that used to stalk me. He was always there with the pretext of drinking a Mocha Jet Cafe, but really he was just there to stalk one of his many barrista/bartender obsessions, me. Well, maybe he did go there for other reasons too, but I like to think that it was all about me at least most of the time. He was so cute and so awkward.
Him and (e:jill) were always trying to get me to sign up, but I never would. I did peep from time to time, but not a lot. Then I was leaving to go to Cuba and he came over to borrow Shirley Jackson's The Lottery.
Here is his awkwardness at my door.
Four months later I returned and eventually ran into him at his job as he posted here.
So yeah he came over to look at my "pics" and he seduced me. It was all a lie, he really doesn't care about any of my "pictures".
Anyways, that first night he seduced me was the day we consider our anniversary.
This was my first post on estrip
09/12/07 05:11 - 63ºF - ID#41063
We want to suck your blood!
So I found out that parking is $36/mo which really is a lot to me, but also potentially less than the bus. I asked her if they have a deal with the NFTA, but she wasn't sure. I rode my bike today and they have lots of spaces for bikes in the parking garage and that is really nice. Now that I was there again today I'm starting to feel a little bit safer about busing it at night. I could walk down Allen and catch a bus down Elmwood. Of course I will need some new boots and a warmer coat and I need one of those fog-horn thingys like I got (e:paul) for his birthday. That would be such a fun weapon. And I always have my keys for gouging people's eyes out with. Jeez, see what happens to you after getting jumped. You start becoming super paranoid and suspicious and always ready to either run or take somebody's eyeballs out. Fog horn in the ear? I can't really decide if that is a good weapon or just something that will cause me to get an even worse beat down.
09/09/07 12:09 - 65ºF - ID#41014
Who has been vomiting in my bed?
I still have not found the puke bandit. I have confirmed that rabbits do not vomit. Mike and I are pretty sure that we did not vomit on the bed. Maybe it is rabbit pee? Yet it seemed so much more like puke. Their pee is very weird though, so maybe the rabbit peed in my bed.
09/07/07 11:45 - 76ºF - ID#40996
And the point of that is...
The point is, that I don't have a point. I really just wanted to show how cute my wabbit is.
My youtube videos are so funny because they are all so random and whatever. Don't tell me that I have to have a point, cause I really don't think I need one.
See all of my pointless youtube videos here
09/06/07 03:48 - 90ºF - ID#40970
I died and went to...
I need stuff to wear. I have been so poor for so many years, that I never buy new clothes. Something has always been more important. I haven't been in a professional environment in years and it is freaking me out. Do they have a dress code? I really need to buy an outfit or two, or three, or four.
Parking? Do I have to pay for parking?
Happy Birthday to my lady friend!
The communist day care center comes from one of my favorite films. Desperate Living by John Waters. Check out the opening clip.
08/31/07 04:47 - 77ºF - ID#40864
08/31/07 08:51 - 56ºF - ID#40851
For your birthday-Bonus Round
We will go to Cirque Niagara's Avaia!
We will return here.
This is our room. View of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls!
We will watch the fireworks from the King Size bed at 10pm (I hope to make it back in time) Image borrowed from
We will play Hot Hot Penny all night long!
08/30/07 04:37 - 69ºF - ID#40837
New Roswell Employee?
You have no idea how crazy it is to get to this place. They had to send an escort with me both ways and I still don't know how to get there. Seriously, it is a maze and that definitely showed my worst weakness, sense of direction! The lobby is so great at Roswell's Main Hospital. They had some man playing the piano as well as some guy who made origami animals that were really good. His sign said "Free to take" and I wanted one so bad, but I really didn't think it was a good idea to take one. Aren't they for people who have cancer or are a family member or something? Plus I was going to an interview and how professional would it be for me to bring in an origami zebra? Instead I carried a cool planner with a lotus flower on the front and a purple tinted folder holding my "papers". The lobby was so great for my anxiousness levels. I'm sure it is helpful to the people who are suffering. Anyways I really love Roswell, and would be so proud to say I was an employee. I don't see what you could say bad about that place, but maybe I'll find out ;)