Wow, I didn't realize I had been off my computer for this long. I just needed like 72 hours without the internet, I guess. I finally got my basic cable (like 30 stations, about half of which are local) today and tipped the guy with a 6-pack of Dos Equis (the boss is rubbing off on me!) and have been watching Animal Planetsince 4:30 this afternoon. Cable is going to suck me in, I know it. I even watched the Crocodile Hunter! *huge smile* I have such a thing for Steve Irwin. Lol. I know, it's sick.
I was thinking this afternoon, as I stared vacantly at the T.V., that I think I am getting intellectually stale and uncreative as I get older. As much as I loathed high school and was totally miserable and full of angst, I was so creative then. I was always writing and out taking pictures, singing, tie-dying (hippie phase!), making clothes... I am afraid that if I don't get that spark back I will eventually forget I even had it, as this mundane adult life sets into my bones. *sniff sniff* I guess I just have to make myself remember and try to do more. I am just so friggin spent at the end of the day, I have no will to do anything. I also think I am bumming a little from lack of daylight. I need spring...
Da Boss is on vaca this week, so we are alone with Dr. Dave...who has been a whiny bitch all week. There is turbulence and bitching at work that is really grating on me. I don't want to dwell on it, but will just say that these things tend to grow like mold in the walls, and you have no idea how bad it really is until it all rots out and you have no walls. Lol. Now there was some creative writing!
I have a lot of big worries right now, which it will just keep to myself because hashing them out will just make me worry more. So for now I will go back to Animal Planet. Oh, and for the 2 or 3 people who read my shit and were wondering, the contacts are itchy, but I think it might be allergies, so I picked up some of that new Alavert stuff. We'll see how it goes. :o)
P.S. I can't believe I almost forgot this... The Great White club fire last week claimed the life of a friend of a very close friend of mine (who was also supposed to be at that show and didn't go at the last minute) and seriously injured another... I got an email from him today alerting me to this. I can take a joke and everyone knows my sense of humor can be a little raw, but this is just dispicable. I would urge anyone reading this to email this company if you are so inclined. Human life and suffering is not for profit.
Posted @ 9:02 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2003
I just woke up. I feel like I stubbed my head. I actually took the time to tally last nite and found out that by 4 beers I am buzzing. By 5 I am drunk. And by 6 I am spinning. I was all hot to update this thng in the wee hours this morning, but decided I'd better wait until I was sure I wouldn't act like an idiot. Lol. Kind of a lost cause for me, huh?
In case it is not evident, we did go see the Bars last nite. As always, a great time. But in the third set, around 1:15 a.m. or so, someone pushed someone and we were looking at a real bar fight! They knocked over a couple tables and took out the PA system. I was kind of morbidly curious and almost wanted to stay and see it, like when you stretch your neck out to look at a car accident as you drive by, because you just have to look. Anyway, we were out of there by the time the third or fourth person hit the floor. Now that I think of it, it would have been the perfect time for them to be doing "Bodies" , but they had already done it. Ha ha. It was so Jerry Springer! Oh, and the 2003 Bars shirts are out, can't wait to git my hot little hands on one of those! The "2003" and the flames are silver this year. They look awesome. I am such a fuckin groupie!
Gotta go get the smoke stink out of my hair and get to my eye appointment. I am so psyched!! Later, taters.
Posted @ 11:54 AM
Friday, February 21, 2003
Been a weird week. The boss booted me today at 1 even though I had planned to work a full day due to my taking Thursday off... And next week, Solange (receptionist cohort) and I are working 4 days in a row and each having a long weekend and I switched days off with her because she has an appointment, so I am looking at freedom from today at 1 p.m. to Tuesday morning! Yippeeeee!
Just got back from Haluwa w/Jean and the KerrBear. Filled up on greasy Chinese food. Mmmmm. There was something stuck to a pillar outside the restaurant and I determined that it was a squished Little Debbie Fudge Round. Kerry thought it was a turd. I sniffed it. It was a Fudge Round. Lmao.
Hello Friday Five! 1. What is your most prized material possession? I don't really have prized posessions. Moft of what I own is undeniable crap. If there was any one inanimate thing I was mildly overprotective and in lust with, I would have to say my car. It is my first brand new car and I just love it.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest? Probably my cat, Juniper. Ha! I don't own anything significant for very long. I either lose it or break it or give it away.
3. Are you a packrat? Hell yeah!
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum? I would love to have a spic-and-span clean house, but I am cursed with an inability to maintain cleanliness. So when I clean, I do a great job, but I don't keep up with it. And I have a lot of stuff - nicknacks and doodads - that I can't get rid of because I might need them some day... It is a form of OCD, but it's not like I save candy wrappers and shit! Not that bad! I would also like to note that there is a distinct difference between being clean/unclean and cluttered/uncluttered. My house is often clean, but cluttered or some combination of those.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there? If there is a theme, it is to not have a theme. I decorate in a truly eclectic way... I don't like matching anything (ie couch/loveseat/lamps/coffee table), but everything has a certain harmony, and works well together. I would say the only consitency here is that I have a lot of patchwork, wrought iron, plants and whimsical stuff. The word people seem to use most to describe my place is "magical." What a compliment!
Well, I'm beat. Might not be going to see the Bars tomorrow nite, 'cause the KerrBear wants to go see some band called Fat Angus. An AC/DC cover I guess? Not really my thing, but we'll see. I feel like I have to do something good with this long weekend! Any ideas??
Posted @ 11:39 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
*does the dance of joy* (BTW, does anyone remember that from the 80s show Perfect Strangers?) I decided that I needed an unscheduled day off so I called the boss and will be spending tomorrow with my sister, instead of putting her on a nasty smelly bus back to Mass. I think we're gonna have lunch and then maybe go to The Garment District. As much as a country mouse as I am, I really like Cambridge. :o) So I am psyched and just wanted to share it with you. Wanna know how excited I am? I cleaned the toilet and did the dishes! That is a sure sign that I have good company coming. *huge smile*
Posted @ 6:46 PM
Worked a 1/2 day today. Was looking forward to going to bed early, but my sis finally made it to MD with the Blazer and is flying back here tonite, arriving at 10:40 p.m. So I will be the good sister that I am and go pick her up and then put her on a bus back to Cambridge in the a.m.
I changed a few things around on here. Well, not a few really. Lol. All I did was move the links to their own page and add some of my own buttons on the offhand chance that someone wants to link me. *crosses fingers* Ha ha. Just kidding. Not like anything real special is going on here.
I am looking forward to 2 things this weekend: 1) Going to see the Bars Saturday nite (yup, I am soooo a groupie!) and getting contacts on Sunday! My eyes aren't really that bad, but I can't read roadsigns or watch movies and stuff like that and they're getting worse and I am so sick of glasses (which I only wear when I absolutely have to anyway, because I find them so unforgivably annoying), so I figured it was about time. :o) I think I am going to get some normal ones and some colored ones. What fun!!! I am such a dork. Lol.
Posted @ 4:44 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Well, I am absolutely stunned to go to my site tonite and see that I have had like 100 hits since last nite, which I can only assume is due to Mel (very cool girl!!), who I just "met" lastnite (online) putting a ditty about me in her live journal... Holy crap, I can't believe how fast word gets out. Lol. I mean, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, this is the internet! Anyway, wanted to say thanks to those of you who have said 'ello to me and take this opportinity to totally indulge my insecurities and apologize for my shitty HTML skills... This site is the result of my being sick of taking flack for using AOL Easy Designer, so I am still learning. But thanks for the encouragement!!
Nothing really new in my world, just the friggin snow. I love snow, and I will be a New England girl until my dying day, but this is getting ridiculous. Click here for pictures of the aftermath this morning. That's all I got for now. Hope everyone is staying warm. And remember, lift the shovel with your legs, not your back!
Oh, P.S. -- Not that anyone cares, but I called the car dealership to inquire as to whether Mike, our salesperson, who seemed very cool and actually asked me out, had had any trouble starting it. He said no and then I told him about Sunday. He put me on hold and then got back on and said, "Well, actually, it wouldn't start for me the day you picked it up and I had to jump it, but I thought it was just because of the cold." This made me so mad for so many reasons, the biggest two being that a) he lied to me (I know, big surprise, he's a car dealer) and b) my sister has to drive it to MD and he damned well knew this -- what if the battery died at a friggin rest area off the New Jersey Pike? He didn't even think to test it? Or mention it to me? Anyhoo, he said to bring the car (which is currently in Cambridge, Mass, until my sis leaves for MD) back up to Nashua and they would put a new battery in. I told him it was already an hour away and that wouldn't work and he was like, "Well, there's only so much I can do," and I was livid. How can you sell a car you know has a dead battery? Anyway, he called back and said to have my sister put a new battery in and the dealership would pay for it. All's well that ends well I guess, but that is just a pantload. They should have been kissing my ass for selling a vehicle they pretty much knew had a major problem. I mean, batteries can be replaced, but they should have done it before putting my sister in danger of being stranded. Needless to say, I will not be going out with him. Can't trust anyone these days. :o(
Posted @ 9:42 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2003
I didn't do one single fun thing this weekend, but I kinda needed to just chill out and be a bum for a couple days. I picked up my Mom's new vehicle on Saturday and that is just about the only thing I accomplished. Besides hauling a ton of shit out of the storage unit on the 4th floor and packing the vehicle, which is being driven down to MD by my hippie sister and her boyfriend on Tuesday. We won't tell Ma this, cause it might not have been my fault and I don't want her to worry if it was, but when I went out to start the truck this afternoon, the battery was dead... Oddly, the windows and lights and everything worked, it just wouldn't turn over. Started once, stalled. Started again, stalled again. Then would not start a third time. So Fran (short for Francis - the aforementioned sister's boyfriend) and I jumped it. Eeeek. I hope it was just that I had left the lights on (which isso something I would do) or because it is super cold. Anyhoo, glad that endeavor (or at least my part in it) is over.
Posted @ 6:35 PM
Friday, February 14, 2003
T.G.I.F. and Happy Valentine's Day. :o) I lit some candles, got into my pajamas, ate a Hot Pocket and am now spending a nice evening with my computer. Phhhhhhh. Oh the excitement. Today was long and unforgiving to my poor feet which are very happy to be off the floor. I was hoping someone'd show up up and rub 'em for me, but haven't had any takers yet. Lol.
So Valentine's Day was romantically uneventful except for the fact that James somehow covertly ordered red carnations for all us girls and had them delivered to work this morning. What a gal! She's in N.Y. for the weekend with Mr. Wonderful, so I'm sure she'll be gettin' a little something too. *wink wink* Or maybe a big something. I'unno. Lol.
Going down to pick up my mom's new rig tomorrow morning and my sister is going to drive it down to M.D. on Tuesday. I think I'll hit WalMart and get her some of those beaded seat covers and maybe a license plate frame with pawprints on it or something. :o)
Lol, Indie has somehow found a Yoplait Custard Style Creme Caramel yogurt container (my new favorite thing!) and is happily trying to get the very last out of it... She's so funny. *lick lick lick lick lick*
Anyway, nothing else to bore you with tonite. Hope everyone is getting the kind of action they want tonite, whatever it may be. :o)
Posted @ 8:10 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Wednesdays are glorious. No work, no getting up early, no getting dressed or going anywhere if I don't wanna... No clients, no people, I get to be totally antisocial if I want to. OK, I always want to be antisocial, but I force myself to have a healthy level of social contact. *laughs at self* Anyhoo, James and I are doing lunch today I think so I will be getting up and taking a shower and getting dressed and being social. But it's OK, I want to today. :o)
I have been meaning to post this forever and never did. Sorta an add-on to my own Read Me crapola. Just a nice disclaimer for bloggers. :o)
So I think Valentine's Day might be spent as I feared: alone, ice cream, bad TV due to the lack of cable. Oh well. What's another year like this? I am used to it at this point! Ha ha. Anyway, I should go get my shit together and blow this pop stand. Later, taters.
Posted @ 10:47 AM
Monday, February 10, 2003
A certain tech whose name I won't mention quit w/no notice on Saturday, and left me to run the show alone, with Jen the groomer doing her damndest to help me. Tech doesn't work Monday's, so we were not expecting her today anyway, but I have to say, just knowing she was not going to be there tomorrow seems to have brought a tremendous calm over the rest of the hospital. Ever since Sarah went on maternity leave, this tech had become a total power hungry bitch and even though I have known her for 3 years and worked w/her w/o probs before, it was even a bit much for me. In any case, [insert sigh of relief]. Kinda glad the nightmare is over.
So tonite Dave (vet), James and I stayed late to do emergency surgery on a dog belonging to one of the most irresponsible asshole breeders you could ever imagine. She was half dead when her brought her in, 2 minutes before we close, I might add, and she had been like that for days. She had a ruptured uterus and a ton of most-likely cancerous masses, and was bleeding internally. It was awful. Her gums were white because of the internal bleeding, her eyes were totally sunken into her head because she was so dehydrated, she could barely walk... She was actually in shock. Anyway, Dave did what he could and now it is just a matter of whether or not she makes it through the nite. Here's hoping.
On that wonderfully happy note, it is time for me to go watch TV with my dog. :o)
Posted @ 9:31 PM
Sunday, February 09, 2003
Bad Erin went out and blew some money today... Not a wicked lot or anything, but I needed some stuff! I got a Bissell QuickSteamer and did the livingroom carpet. For $80, that thing works awesome!! Also got the Back to the Future trilogy on DVD. Once an 80s child, always an 80s child!! Nothin' else to report really... Gonna go watch Marty McFly. :o)
Posted @ 7:20 PM
Friday, February 07, 2003
Woo hoo! Friday Five time again. I kinda like this. :o)
1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn't have breakfast, why not? Uh, a large coffee w/cream and 2 sugars and 2 Marlboro Lights. I know, that sucks, but so has this week... I oddly (and this is true!) turn the smoking on and off at will. Once this pack is gone, I won't smoke for another long while... Until KerrBear and I hit the Bars again. Lol.
2. What's your favorite cereal? No hesitation here - generic frosted mini wheats. I like Hannaford the best. And the milk has to be super cold and sliced bananas put me over the top. Mmmmmmm!
3. How often do you eat out? Do you want that to change? Hmmm... This question could be answered one of two ways. Lmao. Um, lately I have been lazy and ordering a lot of delivery. But as far as actually going out, not very often. Except when KerrBear and Jean and I get a hankerin' for espinaca, then we head to Shorty's. And I don't cook, so going out to din din rocks. That I could do more.
4. What do you plan on having for dinner tonight? Got a recipe for that? I will probably get a pizza or something. It has been snowing all day and the roads suck and there is nothing to eat in the house. So why not pay some poor fool to bring me food? Ha ha. They're right up the road, so I don't feel too bad.
5. What's your favorite restaurant? Why? I love Shorty's, The Siam Orchid for Thai food, and the Longhorn. They have great food, friendly staff and good ambiance. :o)
OK, now I'm hungry. Time to go find food. Have a good weekend, all!
Posted @ 3:42 PM
Thursday, February 06, 2003
Hmmm... My left wrist is throbbing w/pain. Aftershocks of the car accident in '99 I guess. Sucks. :o(
Today was pretty good. Busy. Gotta get through a 1/2 day tomorrow and Saturday then I am done...until Monday! Ha ha. It never ends, does it? I keep having to come to terms with this socalled "adult life." You'd think I'd get used to it, but never. I will always want to sleep until noon. I have nothing else to say right now...
Posted @ 10:23 PM
Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Today was somewhat better than yesterday. Though no one showed up here to help me release tension! *smacks you all* Probably for the best. Just woulda used you for aggressive sex. Ha ha. Just kidding. Sorta.
I worked 8-12 today, went to the bank, went home, played online for a little bit whilst waiting for the guy at the Subaru joint to git his ass to work (headache, evidently), so I could drive down there and be my mom's eyes for a car she is lookin' to buy. Yes, she lives in Maryland and it is insane to buy a car here instead of there, but this is how she is. And I like this dealership. They're the folks I got my car from and I sort of trust them. Put it this way, I distrust them less than I do other dealerships. Anyway... I was late getting down there because of the headache and knew I'd be late getting home. So I called and cancelled a ride I had coming later to dinner and sitting in on a Lyme Disease convention with a few people from work, which in all honesty I wasn't really up for anyway... But I totally suck because James was coming here to meet up with the ride, too, and I forgot to call her and tell her I was out of the plan. So my darling James hauled her cookies down here from Concord and back and got nothing out of it but an hour of lost time because I am an ass. She didn't rip me a new one though I deserved it. Anyway, I am feeling so horridly guilty about that I had to share it. I am a stressball right now and I can't pinpoint why. Everyone at work seems tense, and since I am predisposed to anxiety anyway, it's totally sucking to be empathetic right now. Sheesh. Take me away!
Posted @ 10:39 PM
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
I am having beer for dinner. Today sucked. I almost cried at work, which I have not done in forever. Kinda pissed me off that I got to that point. And I can't even blame it on out-of-control hormones. At least not the monthly ones. I might have a raging testosterone problem I don't know about. Lol. Not likely, but you never know... Today I felt like no matter what I did, it was not right, the boss was not happy... But I can honestly say I do the best I can and if it's not good enough, then maybe I should go somewhere else. Sorry James, if you are reading this. I am 3 bottles in and this is how I feel... I don't know if the honeymoon is over and this is how he really is, or if this was just a bad day. But being short with me makes me nervous which makes me more likely to fuck up, which in turn perpetuates the cycle. *Sigh* I hope tomorrow is better...
Someone tell me a joke or something. Or come over here and rub my back. Boy could I use that. But for now I am off to get another beer. Ironically, the same Dos Equis that the boss provided...I am using as an outlet for the day he made unpleasant for me. Life's a bitch.
Posted @ 9:23 PM
Monday, February 03, 2003
Guess who's workin' 10am-8pm tomorrow instead of 8am-8pm?? That'd be me. *does a dance* Those 12-hour days (which turned into 13-hour days by the time we actually left) were getting to me bigtime. Lesson of the day: Ask and ye shall receive...most of the time.
So what are y'all doin' for Valentine's Day? Probably the same old same old here... T.V., Lean Cuisine, Ben & Jerry's. (And yes, I know the B&Js totally defeats the purpose of the Lean Cuisine, but I never said I made sense and it's more about the convenience of nukie food, anyway...) Another year with no roses, kisses or presents. Not like I would want a cheezy stuffed Hallmark bear with a heart on it anyway. You gots to be creative to git my lovin'! *wink* So tell me your plans and I will voyeuristically live out my nonexistant romantic/sex life through you. Hey, and if someone wanted to show up here Valentine's nite with a bow around somethin', I might let you in. Ha ha.
Nothin' else to say tonite. Later, Taters.
Posted @ 7:32 PM
Sunday, February 02, 2003
I was laying in bed about 15 minutes ago loving the fact that it is Sunday and listening to the rain outside the window. Then I got up and it's snowing. What's the deal with this?? Lol.
Posted @ 11:03 AM
Saturday, February 01, 2003
So I should have been in Boston with my sister right about now, but she's feeling shitty, so that was a no-go. And I am like itching to get out, but just don't have it in me to do the bar scene again this weekend. I think I'm getting old.
Hey, thanks for all the nice comments on the pics (and no thanks to the rude ones I deleted). Right now I just don'wanna post anything more explicit, but the time may come for that. Too many people I know reading this shit. Lol. All I need is for someone to accidentally link my boss or something. Stranger things have happened.
I am feelin' like I might go blow some ca$h tomorrow. Wha'da'ya think I should get? I can't do laundry until Wednesday 'cause they're redoin' the laundry room, so maybe I'll get some socks and underwear. Lol.
Anyway, that's all I got for now.
Posted @ 6:45 PM