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Category: quickies satisfy

10/07/05 07:07 - 52ºF - ID#35809

Update: I was attacked by pirates

I will be on the strip shortly.

I plan to eat... I am thinking, Sahara Grill... yum

get coffee..Spot, ofcourse

have some drinks.. havent decided yet

You love me
call me
join me


update: I have a taker!
woo, I went over to (e:pyrcedgrrl) 's house and we jumped in her car (as 2 of my four doors do not open.. I will get it fixed before winter or once I have to get in Dukes of Hazzard style, whichever comes first)

So our venture out took us to Sahara Grill (still Yum), SPot (not so yum) and Pink (Magic Potion hat #9 on tap- yum).

I saw a few girls come into Spot to use the bathroom. I was intrigued by their outfits, pondering whats new at Abercrombie this week. It had a bit of a buckeneer flare. I thought I was imagining things when a few fellas, making fun of them, responded with an "Aaaaarrrrr". I giggled as I took a closer look to their attire and realized that it was indeed to the theme of pirate.
They left shortly thereafter.
Finishing our coffee, we went outside. (e:pyrcedgrrl) was going to take a stealth picture of (me) them, when they suddenly came running across the way to jump in the picture w/ me. I found myself surrounded by girl and boy pirates, laughing really hard. Hence the updated post with pictorals.


Hummus, babaganoush, tahini
(e:pyrcedgrrl) not loving the babaganoush (more for me!)
(e:pyrcedgrrl) loving the crunchy things dipped in hummus

(e:theecarey) loving, bonding.. the babaganoush


guess who.. (e:theecarey) and (e:pyrcedgrrl)

Dave/David Buster just opened. I really want to go there. It is like an adult Chucky Cheese.. how cool would that be????????

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Category: potpourri

10/06/05 08:16 - ID#35808

brain cell energy level depleted

This week has been insane and mildly stressful. After a minor cold which killed this past weekend, I found myself thinking that each day was further in the week than what it was. This was confusing, as I want this Friday to come quickly (its pay day) and I need to do "weekend" things. Yet I had an ass load of school work, including an exam from hell. So I did not want the days to fly by, as I needed plenty of time to get the work done. Which is due, um, now. I am in class (its break time) and I have the completed product next to me. I am nervouse about it, as I always am.

I kicked ass on the last paper. I took a risk in the style and content and it paid off. Embarrassingly it was modeled in front of the class.

On the work front, I was called in for a second interview [inlink]theecarey,22[/inlink], it was quite entertaining, and I can't quite pinpoint as to why. (e:pyrcedgrrl), I will fill you in on all the fabulous details, as I am sure you will appreciate the story I have to tell, lol. Call me!!

I am very ready for the weekend. I am looking forward to engaging in some fun activities, although I have nothing on my itinerary as of yet. I thought I was starting my friday off at happy hour, but I am not so sure about that now. (e:ladycroft), I know you wanted to get some drinks.. are we still on?

any ideas? anything going on? I know we have a photo shoot, as per (e:alison). What else???? get in touch peeps, .. 622-6639

OooOooh, i am planning on buying an mp3 player of some sort. I really have no idea what I want other than these expectations:

play lots and lots of music
play music through fm frequency
have extra gadgets to play with
did I say, play lots and lots of music?

ok, so there are diffents kinds, models and brands.. where do I start.. what do you recommend.. what should I stay away from, etc?
I love electronics, and while this shouldn't be a difficult process, I want to make sure I am getting something wonderful.. so please, I would appreciate advice. Thank you in advance!!!!

Ok, back to class- till 10pm. Then off to Sonoma Grill (we celebrate on the last class), then Caputi's (becuase I was encouraged to stop by).

The bed. yum..
The Friday.. W00T!
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Category: quickies satisfy

10/04/05 08:28 - 76ºF - ID#35807

Ad signs

Friends Share: a glimpse into my sense of humor..

This one really cracks me up:

ahh. um.. no comment. :)

'cause i am dirty minded:




I want to make a t-shirt out of this and parade up and down chippewa!?



one more.. If you can't read it, pull down a little on the corners of your eyelids.


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Category: quickies satisfy

10/03/05 07:21 - ID#35806

I am back, feelin' fine.

Hello Monday

Taking a study break.. trying to make it quick. We'll see how that goes..

I am feeling quite a bit better, after spending a majority of the weekend asleep. I just felt run down on Friday, then by Saturday I had swollen glands. I kept it low; rented movies, ordered in chinese, and totally vegged.. and drank lots of oj. It is all that I want when I am sick. ((e:metalpeter)), what damage could/would it do to me??!!! Am I going to sprout oranges? Did I give my intestines an acid bath?? ahhhh! Sunday I slept some more. I vaguely recall going outside and twisting some metal ..With my bare hands. Aweee yeah. My neighbor came out and stated that he never wants to make a run in with me when I am mad.. I wish I had pics. I don't claim to be a super hero with super duper powers, but this could be the start of something. I would say that it was delerium, but the evidence is stacked up next to my garage, soon to go out for trash. After that, I was exhausted and slept some more. Sleep is delish.

I think I did well to stay put all weekend. *boring*-- feel out of the loop.

I will be up to some major adventuring come this weekend. Any ideas?

My last post, which I did over the weekend, and I don't remember doing it (was it the effects of mass Orange Juicing?).. referred to the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. ((e:sbrugger)) recalls fond memories of chilling at the piers in Wilson, which totally brought back memories of, well, probably the same piers...ever hang in Olcott? Also lovingly referred to as All Rot, Crotch Rot.. lol. Had to have run into each other somewhere along the way. Lots of fun have been had on the piers from Youngstown to Olcott. I spent a lot of time out on there .. I'll skip the details, but it was always a good place to stay up all night and drink, etc.

Wonder what it would be like now??
  • thinking*
  • brain cells getting fired up*

I so want to do that now! Grab some beer/wine.. a comfy hoody and stay up all night chilling on the pier.. watch the sun rise (take pics),then go to bed.
OoOOoOooh, and/or I could put up a tent, and have a little bonfire on the beach. Lake Ontario is in the backyard of my mothers house, I doubt she'd mind. Fall camping is the best, anyways..

study breaks are good :)

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Category: nature

10/01/05 11:10 - 63ºF - ID#35805

smells good

I love October. The fall weather is here, along with the fresh crisp earthy smells. I am energized and feel anticipation with the onset of autumn.
I picked my pumkins. Last year I let a pumkin rot, well, I was too lazy to chuck it into the compost pile at the end of the season.
At the beginning of spring, I saw some funky little leaves pop through the dirt. While I hadn't seen them before, the leaves did not look like weeds, either. As with most things, I waited to see what would develop.
Very quickly the plant grew quite large. I took a measurement mid-summer and figured it was approximately 30 feet wide and fifteen feet deep. I had a jungle of a pumpkin patch growing in my front yard, through other plants and even up and out of the lilac bush; all due to one pumpkin rotting.

I have six all together. They are pretty good size.


I love being out doors. I walk and hike around a lot. I live in a gorgeous area. I love my green space. It does something good for me, mentally. Come winter I will ski, maybe snowboard.. definitely cross country ski. I am going to look for a pair of skiis of my very own soon. I can ski alongside the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Amazing things to be seen all year long..
I have many sun set pictures. I do not have any sunrises, though, as havent been up to watch one from the lake/river.



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Category: quickies satisfy

09/30/05 11:40 - 55ºF - ID#35804

mental break

I have downed a ton of orange juice these past few days. I experience an intense desire for juice occasionally; usually before and during a cold. I managed to chug 64 oz on my lunch break today. Although I do not feel any cold/sick symptoms, I felt a bit sluggish all day..felt, “odd”.
Upon getting home from work, I just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep for awhile. I put in a movie and buried myself under covers, but did not fall asleep. A couple of hours later I got up to get ready to go out.
Instead I did the heap of dirty dishes vomiting over the sink and counter top.
I made dinner.
I had a glass of wine.
And now some red bush tea.
And watching the Simpsons.
I feel fine. I could get in the car; but I just don’t feel compelled to do so, but what I do tomorrow could be another story.

Sometimes, I just don’t care whether I stay in or go out. I am comfortable enough with myself to just spend an evening chilling at home. I moved out of my house at the age of 19. Moved in with a boyfriend for a few years, went our separate ways.. had room mates, ditched them, had some more, realized that wasn't working for me (I consistently pay my bills), and then took to just hacking it alone.. for more than a few years now. I function at warp speed most of the time, and it just feels really good to not do anything. I have a lot of school work due this week, so I must get up early-ish and get started. It is the last week of this particular class, and there is an intimidating exam. I think that is the source of my feeling ‘odd’. I must be stressed. When I am stressed I can be ‘quiet’. Ahhh, I have it all figured out now. Just had to write out my thoughts.

I am certainly not opposed to visitors, though.

Here are a couple of pictures from the Tiki Party that I did not include before. I had wanted to include them in a post well before this, but better late than never. Fire! Fire!





And upon request: the quirky picture of (e:theecarey), (e:ladycroft) and (e:leetee)

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Category: potpourri

09/29/05 09:41 - 51ºF - ID#35803

moolah and good grades

Rock on!!!
I totally aced my mid term exam. 99% Looking around, there were many B grades on this in the class, so I am intrigued with this.

I am psyched.

I got my student loan check today!

woo hooooooooooooooooooooo!

This girl can pay the rent and put gas in the car.. not sure what else to do.

I am not in the habit of spending money, since I am not in the habit of having an abundance; but maybe I'll get a little somethin' somethin' for myself.

or not.

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09/28/05 11:14 - 67ºF - ID#35802

not in kansas anymore, just my tents

I just finished up an assignment for class this week. I hadn't looked at it until last night. It was a paper that would be an address from me, as the CEO of an organization on the vision of the future. I found this oddly funny seeing as I had just had a coversation about this with a bunch of supervisory people at my work
[inlink]theecarey,22[/inlink] , in an interview of all places. Go Me.

I am not sure if I wrote it out as I should. I take artistic licsense in this one. Once I got started, I found I was having too much fun with it. I like it, so why change it?? We'll see if it is acceptable or not. I am young, have no major responsibilities, I do my own thing and take care of myself.. so I just go forward with what feels right. I have moxy..
this chick is not scared of anything.

OK, the wind is freaking me out a bit. It has picked up and I haven't taken the Sin Tents down which (e:drchlorine) affectionately refers to them as. I hope they don't blow away. But its supposed to be mad windy. I'd go outside to get them, but its dark and scary out there. There are hairy beasts lurking.. they'll eat me or something. I have a wild imagination, and can't bring myself to do it..

(e:joshua) if you see my tents out there in KC, bring 'em home for me, k?


I need bed. Dream land. I can't write coherently any longer.

good night
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09/27/05 09:45 - 65ºF - ID#35801

Try this:

My sis sent this to me. I think it is brain didn't skip a beat. Check it out:

Can you raed tihs? Olny srmat poelpe can.I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!
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Category: systems thinking

09/26/05 08:32 - 69ºF - ID#35800

Move up or move on...

My typical morning routine involves rolling out of bed and into my car. I give myself just 10-15 minutes to get out of bed and off to work. Today I set the alarm a full hour earlier so I could prep myself for an early morning interview, which involves a panel of people asking very specific, scrutinizing questions.

Partially on curiosity, partially by peer influence, and mostly out of a need for a new challenge, I applied for an internal position. I did not prepare or even think about the interview. I went in and answered questions, encouraged discussion and candidly explained my professional game plan.

Really, who was interviewing who?

When asked why I want this position, I recall using an analogy. I compared the organization to a bus; a bus that is need of the right people in the right seats. I claimed that I am on the right bus, but not the right seat. Not only does a bus need to fill itself with the right people in the right seats, but to have those people stay on the bus no matter what direction it takes. Sometimes you get onboard based only on the destination. However, most destinations take many turns. This is where people are separated by the right people. I have been through a few twists and turns with this organization, I have seen it head in a different direction than I originally anticipated, and I have persevered.

I am tenacious.
I am driven.

My code of conduct is simple. It revolves around the desire to work hard, learn beyond the obvious, take action, think big, make changes, and most importantly: serve the clients to the highest capacity; to prepare each and every child with a developmental disability to lead a full and productive life. My value is compassion and respect towards others; animals, family, friends, consumers. That’s also quite a turn on, too.

I am impressed with and gravitate towards positive, compassionate people that make me think, make me laugh and make me want to know more. Again, pretty simple stuff. In the employment arena, I find myself not recognizing relationship boundaries. I enjoy a good rapport with my fellow coworkers and supervisors. There is no line as far as I am concerned. I tend to befriend those that I respect as workers, those that fit into the aforementioned criteria. This also holds true to my interactions with people outside of the workplace, both in who I gravitate towards and perceived boundaries. I like who I like.. it is often no more than that.. and then, sometimes it is...

Anyhow, the interview lasted about an hour. I sat at a large conference table with a bunch of others from various positions, who each asked me numerous questions. I was totally calm cool and confident. Nothing tripped me up, and although I could have elaborated on any one topic (and said so), I kept it to a minimum. However, there were areas that I elaborated on and even pulled the interviewers into a discussion. They know me, they know what I have done and what I can do.. and they know what I want.

Quantitative skills and job specifics can be taught and learned; not so much with attitude and other qualitative abilities. Organizations would do well to hire and promote based more on attitude than on specific skills. I have said all along that there are qualities and attributes an individual has that can not be formally learned.

I was asked where I saw myself in five years. I asked, “Well, what’s Steve (CEO) going to be up to?”


This further prompted an interesting discussion on my career path, being a leader, being impressed with my abilities both in skill and attitude.. etc. One individual kept piping up with impressive comments. Never one to consciously need a pat on the back, it sure felt good for everyone to verbalize their opinions of me… seeing as they were good ;)

Now I wait.

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