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Archive for November, 2007

I can’t tell you….

How much better I’m feeling.   I think the antibiotics are kicking in finally.  Although I’m still exhausted (but that could be from doing laundry, cleaning, rearranging and dusting everything in preparation for Miss Laci’s arrival tonight) and am ready for a nap, I feel better than I have in days.

I have the OTHER meds I will need once I’m done with the antibiotics, cause I’m such a lucky girl; I get the OTHER type of infection every time I’m on antibiotics.   So in a week, I’ll start using the 2nd med to help the infection this med will cause.

I went to the vehicle registration place today.  The girl was very nice and validated my feelings about this process not being easy to understand or to accomplish.   It turns out, the letter I printed out has to be sent directly to the lienholder, so I will be heading out soon to a mail box to mail it.   I have temp Kentucky tags on my car now, so I’m quite legal once again.   Although I was only illegal for 2 days and didn’t really go anywhere within those two days, I can’t tell ya the guilt I felt for driving illegally.  LOL

I rearranged a bit of the living and took a few things into the second/spare room.   I moved a video/DVD cabinet mom gave me to an area where I can use it for some candle holders AND my DVDs!   I got one of the dining room chairs out from behind some of the stuff so that I have a place to sit tonight.   My little couch is big enough for one person, so I’ll be gracious and give that to my guest.  Aren’t I so nice?

I printed up the cherry blossoms I want surrounding that one tattoo I have.   I also printed out the two Kanji & Hiragana symbols I want to get.  I have to decide quickly exactly which one I’m getting tonight.   And here I thought I was all decided and shit.  Go figure.  I should have known I’d change my mind, I’m such a Libra.

I put my resume in for another position with LMG, we’ll see how that goes.  This one is only a part time job, but they have education incentives I couldn’t pass up.   If I get that part time job, I can get another part time one too and then pretend I’m working full time hahaha I know, that made no sense and I’m seriously regretting putting in for the PT one.  That’ll probably be the one I get.

Off to do more cleaning and what not.  Fun for me!

I’m a flake…

OK, so I didn’t finish half or even a quarter of the stuff on my list yesterday. After visiting the VW dealership for a few hours, I came home without a new car. Which, in the end, was the best thing to happen for me. I would have regretted I think. Buyers remorse would have hit me quickly.

As I drove away from the dealership, I realized I didn’t really need that car right now. And seriously, the unemployed thing (the reason I could not get the car) was a saving grace at that moment.

Once I get a job, I will think about the new car thing again. I test drove the 2008 Jetta SE. It fucking rocked my socks. I want it. But I don’t need it right now.

Today, I’m heading downtown to the vehicle registration place. I need to at least get temp tags while I wait for VW credit to send the County Clerk my title.

When I get home from that, I will do my laundry and clean up a bit. Miss Laci is going to come hang out here after we get our tattoos tonight and we are going to watch a movie and hang out. I think tonight will be something I’ve needed for awhile to snap me out of this funk.

I’ve been a real isolationist as of late and I’m tired of it. I’m tired of being alone all the time and I’m tired of feeling like crap. I’m feeling a little better today, but I woke up with my allergies raging. Fun for me.

Must go dry my hair and head out. Chloe is going to freak out again when I put her in the crate. OY.

Until next time…

A list of things to do today

I need to do a lot of things today, I’m working on finding the energy to do it:

  • Go to the VW dealer and find out what I can and cannot afford/do about a new car
  • Go to start the vehicle registration process if I don’t drive away with a new car
  • Pay a few bills that have come in
  • Impatiently wait to get scheduled for the polygraph
  • Apply for a few more jobs
  • Take the girls for a walk
  • Clean off the balcony – it has a stack of leaves on it
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Clean the living room
  • Unpack a box or two
  • Do laundry

That’s quite a bit to do for someone who has energy to walk to the bathroom and back and that’s about it.   I’m working on it though!   I’m taking vitamins and taking my meds as prescribed.

Until next time….

Sweeney Todd

Johnny Depp. The name brings into my mind so many characters and movies. He has brought us so many wonderful memories on the big screen. He’s a phenomenal actor.

In 1993, I watched the movie Benny & Joon. It was about a mentally ill young woman who finds love with an eccentric man, who models himself after Buster Keaton. That character was played by Johnny Depp. It is one of my favorite movies ever. Johnny Depp as Sam in the movie was just phenomenal. The way he could mimic Buster Keaton’s actions were incredible.   One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when he’s on the sidewalk, performing for a crowd.  I don’t know why I liked that scene so much but it was enchanting to watch.

In 2003, Johnny Depp took on the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He was a pirate captain, who liked the rum. A lot. It was a delightful movie where Depp got to put some acting skills into being a drunk and silly. He played Sparrow perfectly. One of my favorite lines in the movie was on the island when he discovered Elizabeth had created a fire with the rum and he says “yes, but why is the rum gone?” It was hilarious.

This brings me to his latest film. Sweeney Todd has been a Broadway musical for years. Tim Burton has decided to bring it to the big screen. Sweeney Todd is wrongfully accused and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. When he is released, he seeks revenge on those who sent him there.

For more information about this movie, you can visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site or you can visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.  I’m considering going to see it just because Johnny Depp is in it.   I also like musicals, so there’s two bonuses for the price of one!  The movie will be released December 21st.

On the mend, I hope!

I posted this over on Shutterbuggin, thinking I was posting it here.   I’m a dork.   Sue me.

I colored my hair tonight.  I haven’t dried it yet, but even wet, it’s much redder than it has been before.  I got a more brassy color red than I normally go for.   This is the first time in several years that I’ve colored my own hair.   I sure hope I didn’t fry it.  LOL

I made the decision today to put school on the back burner.  I’m not totally giving up on it, I’m just pushing it back by a semester or two.   I’ve had so much shit going on with being sick, looking for a job AND settling into my new home, I stressed myself beyond my breaking point with the college stuff.   Something had to give.   The least needed thing at the moment is what gave.

I’m thinking I want a new car.  I’ve been thinking that since before I left Vegas.  I may go down to the Volkswagen dealership tomorrow and see what they can do.  VW has a great incentive for VW owners to trade theirs in.  They’ll (at least the ones in Vegas did this) give me 1% financing, no matter what my credit rating is; just for being a loyal VW customer.   I’m going to see if they offer that incentive here in Kentucky too.   I’ll let ya know and/or post pictures *IF* I get it.

Miss Laci and I have been talking about new tattoos.   I don’t really want a new one, I just want to enhance the Chinese symbol on my right shoulder blade.   I want to get some purple cherry blossoms and surround the Brave One symbol with those.   I found the cherry blossoms I want, and she and I will discuss when we go for that.

I’m feeling better today, but I’ve had absolutely no energy whatsoever.   I’m getting exhausted very easily and I’m hoping that’s the upper respiratory infection.   I’m on antibiotics again for 10 more days and so I’m hoping it kicks in soon.

I was up until 2am last night watching Alias season 5.   I finished watching it today.   Did I mention I woke up at my regular time of between 730 and 8?  Ugh.  I guess that could be one reason why I’m so exhausted today.

I’m going to go dry my hair now and see how I did on the color job!  Wish me luck!!

Until next time….

Less than a month away!

In less than a month, Christmas will be upon us. Have you finished your shopping? Have you not even begun yet? I, for one, have not even started. I’ve been too busy being sick and what not. Now that I’m on the road to recovery, I need to start thinking of Christmas gifts for my friends and family.

I found some great Walmart deals along with some awesome Kohl’s deals. And as you all know, I LUFF Kohl’s!!!! I’ve been afraid to go there since I moved, for fear of spending all my money! LOL

I found that Coupon Chief has some incredible deals and online coupons for the thrifty shopper. I’m going to browse around their website some more and who knows, I might finish my Christmas shopping before Christmas Eve for once!

Along with Walmart and Kohl’s mentioned above, Coupon Chief has several other store coupons and deals for you to look at. There are some Old Navy coupons and deals, as well as Office Depot deals.

Difficult decisions

As I was going to get my prescriptions filled this morning, I realized I have so much going on right now, I need to cut something out.   I have too much stress and when that occurs, it’s time for me to start cutting some things out.

I listed all of the things I need to do:

  • Get well and recover from whatever health problems I’ve had since I got here a month ago
  • Find a job
  • Finish unpacking and settling into this apartment; with the hopes I will like it more.
  • Study the math portion of the college entrance exam
  • Take the college entrance exam
  • Apply for financial aid for college
  • Register on the 26th of December for college

I’m sure there’s been more on my list, but those are the main ones right now.   Without the very first thing on this list, I can’t achieve any of the others.

I’ve removed somethings from this list, which pains me greatly, but all I’m doing is putting it on the back burner for now.

Tomorrow morning I will be calling the college and telling them I won’t be attending the Winter/Spring semester.   I’m going to push it back for Fall of next year.   It removes so much stress from my shoulders, not having to study a subject I am not good at; at the same time as trying to get healthy and reduce my stress levels AND get settled into my new town and home.

So the only things I’m going to worry about right now are the first 3 portions of that list.  I need to get healthy.   I need to find a job (working on it) and I need to finish unpacking and getting settled.

As a compulsive gambler, I tend to put so much on my plate at times that I freak out and end up not finishing any of them.   I know myself well and over the course of the last several days, I had to make a list of priorities.  School is not one of them right now.

I’m disappointed, but I know that I will still go to school.  It will just be a little later than I had planned for.   My sponsor always tells me that it’s good to make plans, I just need to be able to adapt and adjust if needed.   I’m adapting and I’m adjusting.

Off to do more unpacking and what not.

Until next time…

Four hours later…

OK, so today I decided to #1 – go get my Kentucky driver’s license and #2 – go back to the Immediate Care clinic cause I’ve been sick again.

I couldn’t find my social security card anywhere in my boxes or paperwork, so I decided to just request a new one from SS Administration.   I printed the form, filled it out and then got ready to leave.   I went to SS Admin and they gave me a receipt and a print out, so I don’t have to wait the 10-14 days to get the new card.  BONUS!

I then headed over to the Bowman Field DMV office.   There was NO line so it took me 2 seconds to get called up to a window.  The hottie clerk (he was sooooooo hot!) took my information, got me entered into the computer and sent me to the cashier to pay my $21 dollars for my new license.   I waited about 1 minute after that, got my picture taken and sat down to wait for it.  Two minutes later, I was on my way out the door and off to the doctor.

I arrived at the clinic at 1:45pm.  I had my list of symptoms in my hand and let the nurse know what brought me there.   When the doctor came in, he started going over my list of symptoms and immediately told me I may have heart problems.  WTF?  He said that since I’ve had acid reflux for several days in a row, this could be conducive to blocked arteries.  Huh.  Guess what I did?  I freaked the fuck out.  That’s what I did.  I finally calmed down and then he told me he will do an EKG, to make sure the heartburn I had last night was not a mini heart attack.  How fucking reassuring.

Nurses came in and took blood to run a CBC panel and something else (can’t remember now) and then another nurse came in later to do the EKG.   He comes in and tells me the EKG looks normal, as does the blood work.   He then looks up at me in a panic and says “have you ever had strep before?”   I say, of course I have.   He then tells me he’s going to swab my throat for a culture and see if I have strep.   Mind you, I had already been there 2 1/2 hours already…

Finally comes back in, tells me I do not have strep but he’s giving me some Nexium and antibiotics and sends me on my way.   As the nurse is checking me out, I ask “Ummm, silly question but he didn’t tell me what the antibiotics are for?”   And she said it’s for an URI (Upper Respiratory Infection).   OY VEY!

I got home at 5pm.   Actually it was more like 4:58.   I did my Heroes recap and now I’m eating some dinner.   I’m exhausted and frozen down to my bones.  I got my season 5 of Alias today so I’m going to be watching that tonight and tomorrow.

The doctor did not want to entertain the mold idea until I have a primary care doctor who can get my history, rule everything else out and then consider mold reaction.   How lovely.  We’ll see how this second round of antibiotics does.  I am going to get the prescriptions filled tomorrow.  I was so exhausted and cranky I just couldn’t stand the thought of being away from my doggies a moment longer.

I’m going to rest now.  Until next time…

Blah blah blah blah

I woke up an hour and a half ago and I have not moved from my computer desk except to get more coffee. I’m trying to get the energy to shower and head to the Immediate Care clinic. Since I didn’t make it yesterday, I want to definitely make it today cause I still feel like ass. I do feel a little better than I have, but my cough is getting a little more bronchial than I like.

Do you have anyone in your life who goes nuts for the as seen on TV stuff? I have a few back in Vegas that just LUFF those products. Most of them don’t work and that’s OK, I suppose. The ideas are pretty good though.

I’m hoping to find out today or tomorrow when my polygraph is scheduled so I can get that shit over with. I’ve never had a polygraph and just the whole idea of it makes me a little nervous. What if I’m forgetting something I did in my past and it says I’m being deceitful? Ugh. I’m freaking out for nothing cause I know it’ll be OK and I just repeating “It’ll be OK” in my head over and over again.

Last.fm is not working for me on the desktop here (you know, where my whole iTunes library is) for some reason. It keeps telling me I need to enter my proxy settings. I don’t use a proxy (that I know of) I have cable modem, so I’m online all the time. I wonder if it doesn’t recognize cable modems? Hmmm I’m sure there are lots of other people using cable modems who do not have this problem. I’ve removed the software and then reinstalled it twice and it still keeps telling me to enter my proxy settings. It pissed me off yesterday so I haven’t tried again yet today.

It looks clear and sunny outside today, which is a good thing. It was dreary and depressing yesterday. Need more coffee, which means I need to get up and move.

Until next time….

Music meme

I’m incredibly bored, but feeling better.  I stole this from Miss Monique

I have to say, mine will be substantially LESS than theirs LOL

Total songs:  307 songs, which comes out to 20.1 hours of music.

Sort by song title, first and last:    All These Lives by Daughtry and Your Eyes from the Rent Soundtrack

Sort by length, shortest and longest:   Life Support from the Rent Soundtrack (0:57) and Set the Mood/Prelude Until the End of Time by Justin Timberlake (7:34)

Sort by artist, first and last:     AFI and 50 Cent

Top five played songs:  Face Down by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus; Lean Like A Cholo by Down; Crazy Train by Ozzy; These Days by Rascal Flatts and Lonely in Your Nightmare by Duran Duran

Find the following words and list how many times they come up:(seriously? Just in the titles of songs and what not?) Sex (5), Death (0), Love (23), You (35), Home (2), Boy (0), Girl (5)

First five songs which come up on party shuffle:  Whiskey Girl by Toby Keith; One, Two Step by Ciara; Control Myself by LL Cool J and J-Lo; My Own Way by Duran Duran and If I Were You by Hoobastank

I think the only one I didn’t like about this meme was the how many times does this word appear, blah blah blah.   I just counted them like a dork cause I don’t know of a super secret way to count those words in my iTunes library.  😛