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Thursday, August 27th, 2009
3:46 am - 4/26/49 - 8/19/09
I'm so glad I'm back home. This month has been terrible, and I can't wait until late September so I can immerse myself in schoolwork.

Today, my first day back at work, I was driving home and picked up the phone to call my dad like I normally do after work. And then I realized I couldn't, and it bummed me out for the rest of the day.

I miss you, Dad.

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009
11:50 pm - Migration
A week from now, I will be all moved. I'm moving into my stepbrother's house, my parents are helping with rent, I might be starting at PSU this summer (or the fall) and I'll be majoring in electrical engineering. Maybe doubling up with physics. We'll see.

Noah's movie will be done soon, that will be exciting to have a physical DVD on hand.

It's really cool to hear about everyone graduating. Also at the same time it makes me feel a little sad/mad at myself for not being more motivated the last four years. But, as many others have said before, hindsight is 20/20. And my regular sight is like, 20/400200 [due to some quick googling it might actually be around 20/200 for realsies--yikes]. I mean, let's be honest here, sans glasses, I have to get within a foot of my monitor to see anything.

So anyway, congrats on everyone graduating and furthering themselves! I too am working toward such a goal, although it will be a long time before I achieve it.

And I still can't stop listening to the Wicked soundtrack. I wish I'd gone more than once when it was here.

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Sunday, April 19th, 2009
2:13 am - So...
...my roommate's moving out in July.

Goal: get better job by then.

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Friday, March 27th, 2009
4:10 am

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Go me, I suppose.

Man, I am tired... sort of. I got off work at 2am and just had to watch some It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia... so, yep. Oh yeah, and there's a woot-off, but I swear, I'm going to bed. Now.

Seriously.

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Saturday, March 21st, 2009
9:30 pm - I got a 4.0!
I'm excited. This is coming from someone who NEVER did homework in high school (or really college, for that matter) and it's not like they were all easy classes, either. Okay, color theory/design was a no brainer, even though I missed four classes and was supposed to lose half a letter grade for each absence past two. And I got an A in public speaking! I entered that class with the idea of being happy if I got a C. I HATE public speaking. But I'm kind of over it now, I'm so glad. And vector calculus, I was a little worried, especially since the teacher didn't use any sort of textbook so there wasn't anything really to reference besides the notes. But yay!

I'm gonna bask in this a little bit longer.

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Sunday, March 1st, 2009
2:39 pm
I need to get better at updating. Except, my life seems so dull right now that there really isn't a lot to update...

Let's see. My job is good, but the hours are terrible. Still, I'm not part of that 9.9% that is jobless, so I guess I can be thankful for that.

I have tickets to Wicked on Thursday. I am excited but I want to read the book beforehand. So.. I'd better get on that.

I should be cleaning my room today. I stayed at my parents' house for a week, making sure my sister was being responsible, that my cat was fed, etc. And then I came home and my room was just a mess and I had all this stuff to bring home from my parents' house and it's gotten to be kind of overwhelming. But I suppose I'd better get to it sooner or later.

Noah and I went on a hike at Multnomah Falls on Friday. It was fun and refreshing but holy lord, I am out of shape. Yesterday at work I was super sore. Not so fun.

I remember back in 2005 or thereabouts, I would update several times a day. I just checked and on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, I posted.... 18 times! Wow. I could've used Twitter then.

Well. Anyway. See you in about six to eight weeks, lj.

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Friday, January 2nd, 2009
10:15 am - Story of my life.
Okay. We're sitting there, watching Reno911. It's about 1:30am. We hear a knock on the door and the bell ringing. I get up, and it's our neighbor telling us that we should move our cars because the parking lot's beginning to flood.

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Shit!! (These were all taken this morning, but the flood remains similarly effective.) So I go to move my car to the parking lot next door to our house. There's a creek to the left of this photo (it's normally very small) and so I figured it would have some water but I would just park at the top of it.

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Oooookay. So I could park in one of those spots on the left, but risk getting boxed in by the encroaching water. Actually, in this photo you can see where the water was, so it receded about a foot and a half overnight.

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It's a little hard to see, but in the center of the photo there's a white chevron looking thing: it's a sign being reflected into the water. Right in front of that, there's a blue thing sticking up out of the water. That's a post, and it's about a meter tall.So anyway, last night I parked my car safely across the street, and come home. After seeing the parking lot behind us, I told Erin "wouldn't it be scary if we looked out on the porch and it was all water underneath?" So she goes out and looks, comes back with a funny look on her face. So, I go out and look, and imagine this with it being pitch black and just seeing a murky reflection underneath your deck that is supposed to be above ground, not a water balcony:

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I freaked out. I couldn't sleep for a long time, and when I did it was only until seven, and it was still dark and I was afraid to look out the window because I'd been having dreams that our first floor was flooded.As you can see, it's just a little lower than it was last night. Oh how awesome. Thank god it's not raining today, let's hope some of this shit evaporates.

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Stepstones to hell right there. Not that there's any real danger of it, but one large fear of mine is drowning and this certainly did not do any good.
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008
1:13 am - sniff!
I have been feeling progressively worse from about 11pm up until now. Throat is very sore now, I've got a mean stomachache, nose is running, I keep sneezing, and my eyes are watering baaaaad. I've never had allergies before so I don't think it's that (but it could be) but I am missing a calculus exam tomorrow! Ugh.. the only exam I would've actually enjoyed. At least there's a retake.

This job shit is crazy. Maybe that's been stressing me out and caused me to be sick.

I'm gonna watch the Golden Compass.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2008
9:28 am - flummoxed by the toilet
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I don't think I was THAT privileged. I mean, my mom raised us pretty frugally, and still did a good job. I don't think class=privilege. Anyway, it was interesting.

Oh yeah, toilet still isn't fixed, I emailed the landlord. I suppose I can use the library restroom and still shower at home. Blah. I just want a working toilet. This one has never worked right.

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12:01 am - Fuck.
I would have to say tonight started sucking ass about two hours ago.

A friend of ours was over, using the bathroom, and the toilet clogged. Shit. We don't have a plunger. Friend says she has to go, urgent morning obligation, etc etc. So she leaves, roommate and I head to Freddie's for a plunger and some wine.

We get back home, start plunging to no avail, to find we may have gotten the wrong kind of plunger. I call Noah, who says yes he has a plunger, you can come and get it. Fuck that, I'm not driving to SE portland for a plunger. So I call my sister (who lives with my parents). Conversation goes as such:

Me: Hey, Ally, can you do me a favor and check something for me?
Ally: uh.. what?
Me: Can you just go in the bathroom real quick and check the plunger for me?
Ally: uh.. okay
Me: Okay thanks..
minute wait or so
Me: Ally?
Ally: What?
Me: Did you check the plunger?
Ally: No.. I'm stretching.
Me: What? can you just go check the plunger, it'll take you just a minute!
Ally: stop yelling!
Me: I'm not yelling.. can you please just go check?
Ally: Okay.
another minute wait
Me: Ally?
Ally: What do you want? I'm sleeping.
Me: I thought you were checking the plunger.
Ally: stop yelling at me!
Me: I'm not yelling! (I wasn't)
Ally: bye [hangs up]

Wtf. So I call my parents house, stepdad answers, I explain issue and get upset about the fact that Allyson is absolutely no help at all, to anybody, ever. She's seventeen, she needs to contribute to the family in SOME form. He scolds me, saying that she's sleeping (really? because I was just talking to her) and says he'll put the plunger outside.

So I go get the plunger, get back home AND IT STILL DOESN'T WORK. Ugh.

So I have to call the landlord tomorrow and see what she can do and hope she doesn't try to charge us $100/hr to have someone come look at it because this toilet has never worked properly. Fuck.

Fuck.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
8:32 pm - Sexual innuendo much?
I was driving home this evening and passed by this building supply shop that often has witty things posted on their readerboard.

Well, tonight's saying was:
"IT'S ZUCCHINI SEASON
DON'T MAKE EYE CONTACT
WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS"
Gross. But also hilarious.

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008
10:05 pm - requiescat in pace
To my dear grandmother, who would use her intermediate knowledge of Latin to show me how words worked. Who would rather die than live on a planet without music. Who would worry about everyone, as long as it she wasn't worrying about herself. Who was my kindred spirit.

Janet Mae Brande Howland-Rierson,
May 16, 1929 to August 9, 2008

I love you, grandma.

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Sunday, June 15th, 2008
2:04 am - Travel time
Well, this summer should prove to be fun -- I'm heading to Enchanted Forest on Monday, the coast on Saturday/Sunday, Vegas in a month, Radiohead in Washington the following month, followed by a trip to Idaho.

Fun, fun times.

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Monday, March 3rd, 2008
10:51 pm - Well, here's my first post of the year.
Hello, Livejournal. How have you been? I've been reading you, but not adding to you. Ohwhatashame.

My life is alright. Still working at Borders, almost six months now. Still working on that animated movie with Noah. It's gonna be awesome. Still dating Noah, for that matter. Also awesome. Still going to school, blah!

I very much want to go on a small vacation. Maybe to the coast. To the aquarium. That'd be fun.

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Monday, December 31st, 2007
6:21 pm - Since I won't be home to post anything...
Happy new year everyone!!!

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
12:05 pm
This is the first time in my entire life I've ever seen it snow on Christmas.

Yay!!

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12:13 am

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

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Friday, December 14th, 2007
2:22 am - fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
I just saw I am Legend and it was fucking SCARY. As. Fuck.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:28 am
I feel like I treat this as a dump that I drop off the odd thought or two that I don't want everybody to know, or sometimes that I just want to get out. I feel like I used to write a lot more, and more importantly, that I was much better at writing what I felt. Now I feel (I need to think of a different word than "feel", proof of a decline in writing skills) like the important things I have to say are private, and I can't really be open about my (fuck) feelings because maybe I'd rather nobody knew than telling the person that I'd want to tell, and be let down. I've adjusted my lifestyle already to more easily accept letdowns, and I feel that I am in turn letting myself down for making it easier for other people to give me disappointing news.

On another note, I am sometimes a little afraid that people don't understand my intentions or will misinterpret how I feel about something or misread my opinion on something. Not that I want to be an open book but I'm afraid people will get the wrong idea about me.

I am also afraid that sometimes I'll be thinking so strongly about something that someone might be able to read my mind and then the secrets that I really hold dear won't be so secret anymore. Then again, sometimes I wish that person would know those things, because sometimes its hard to say things aloud.

I feel like a dork for writing all this. I probably wrote it all because it's late and I'm tired and sometimes when I get all cooped up in my room and dwell on the past and the present and my life, I get in a weird mood.

I think I'm going to watch The Santa Clause. I'll feel better. And then when someone gets back, I want to watch some old cartoons.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
11:42 pm
I miss Noah.

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