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2017-03-22 08:39 pm
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Thinking about new friends.

I'm going to do my absolute best, as far as updating this journal.

Things are going well. Bob and I have been busy with lots of singing karaoke, and I've enjoyed every bit of it. We do still go to Eldo's, which is just as fun as it used to be. We've also been frequenting karaoke at Zuey's. I've not learned any new songs or anything lately, but I really do need to do just that, since I'm kind of tired of singing most of the songs I currently sing.

We've even made some newer friends at karaoke, which has been such fun. My favorite being one of the two Ricky's. I've known Ricky for a good while, but it's only within the past several months that I've gotten to really bond with him, and talk on a normal basis. We'll talk about everything from music, to religion, to beer, and he's just so much fun. I'd like to hang out with him outside of karaoke, but I'm not sure how that's going to end up happening. He works at a Chinese restaurant, so perhaps Bob and I will go in sometime, and seehim at work, and something could happen from there. Ricky has video games in common, so it's always so fun to hear the two of them talk about that.

Then we have Dave. My first memory of Dave, actually has to do with Wendell. i was at either karaoke, or open mic night, I can't remember which, and Wendell had to go outside. I walked outside Eldo's, and told Wendell to find the grass. She didn't want to, because "Oh, there are people, and i'm going to be an excited dog." dave comes up to me, and asks if I needed to find some grass, so Wendell could do what she needed to do. I said, "Yes, I sure would, that'd be super nice of you." He then takes me to the grass, Wendell does what she needs to do, I go back inside, and continue whatever it was I was doing inside. Time passes. Bob and i are at Eldo's for karaoke, and Dave comes up to us, tells me who he is, and i say. "Oh, wow, I remember you. You helped me with Wendell several years ago." We all then started hanging out at Eldo's pretty regularly. Our table became the table where everyone is different, yet we all bond. Bob, Ricky, Dave, and I.

There were other things that I was going to talk about, but I'm hungry. I just sort of wanted to write all that down for posterity sake.
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2016-11-14 01:04 pm

I am indeed still alive. :)

So, I think that with the passing of Wendell last year, I lost all my interest in updating this journal. I'd started an update to let everyone know what was going on, then life happened, and it happened pretty quickly. I'm not going to update every day, but I will at least make an attempt to do better. This being, if anyone still reads or updates DreamWidth, or LiveJournal.
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2016-11-14 12:47 pm
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Wendell.

So, let's talk about this whole Wendell passing issue. If you don't want to read, I completely understand, since it's not an easy thing to talk about.

The Passing of Wendell. )
The house is a lot different without Wendell in it, but I still can't bring myself to get a new dog just yet. Yes, it's a year later, but Wendell and I had a bond that was so strong. I'm closer to thinking about getting a new dog, so maybe at some point next year, I might do this. We'll have to see. Right now, I think i'd just like to play with, and hang out with other people's dogs.
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2015-05-10 11:43 am

Books!

So, let's see. What do I have to say?It's Mother's Day, and because Bob is awesome, I was able to post on Dad's wall, on Facebook. I'd actually wanted to do something for him, like get him a 12-pack of MGD, but all of the places that we looked yesterday they were out. Yes, my Dad does drink too much sometimes, and yes, I know this, but it's Mother's Day, and sometimes, he's just got to be treated. Maybe the logic doesn't make all that much sense, but it does in my head, so that's all that matters.

Totally unrelated to Mother's Day, I've been reading a lot of English Historical fiction lately. I'm liking it well enough, but I'm noticing some trends in the genre. Usually, there's going to be some kind of dance, where the women hide their identities, and the men are going to have to find the women that they like best. Also, or at least, in the Marion Chesney books that I'd read, someone's going to randomly kill someone, in honor of the woman that they love. They don't go in to the details of the murders, but they, in that aspect, are just flakey.

What else have I read. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen was pretty good. So much so, that I've got two of her other books. Riding Lessons, and I'm not sure what the other is called. I'm hoping that they're going to be just as good as Water for Elephants.

I'm kind of tired of the whole historical Romance genre for a bit, so, I'm not really all that sure what I'm going to read next. Something all together with some kind of bad ass woman, that's Fantasy oriented, I'm thinking. Not really in the mood for a Young Adult trilogy, though I do like those, I'm just not really in the mood to read Dystopia, right now, unless it's the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie which I adore.

Well, that's about all I've got to say for the moment. This updating on a more regular basis again could be fun!
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2015-05-09 05:27 pm

Past couple of days.

So, I'm trying to update this journal thing here more often. Doesn't help that I've gotten in touch with someone here recently that was like, "Hey, Gina, I miss you updating your LiveJournal. I will warn you all though, that I'm sure I'll talk about Bob, a lot in my entries, but that's to be expected. It's not going to be in a, "Oh, I love him more than anything," kind of way, because while this is true, I'm also not 12, kind of way. It'll most likely be a, "Bob and I did this," sort of way.
Speaking of the "Oh, I do love Bob ever so much," sorts of things though. I feel like everyone is wondering when we're going to get married. While i'd totally say yes, when he does aske me, I also feel like there's absolutely no reason to rush any of this. I have told Bob, that yes, I'd like to be married by the time i'm 40, but you know what, even if that doesn't happen, whenever he does ask is going to be at the perfect time, I'm sure. That's how his head works.
On to what we did, however. We did end up doing a lot of things during our hanging out this week. Thursday, we decided to randomly go on a date, because it well, keeps the spice of the relationship fresh. Yes, we might go out and do the same things that we'd usually do when we're together, but it's the whole mindset of, "Hey, we're going to go on a date." Dress a little nicer, be more romantic than usual, things like that.
We went to Five Guys, Burgers and Fries, because who seriously doesn't like that place? I'm convinced that everyone at all of the branches of that restaurant that we've gone to have been so nice, and funny. It's almost like a trademark, or something for their workers.
We then, since we were rightg there decided to go to Microcenter, because I figured that it'd be a good idea to get a wireless, or USB keyboard for the laptop. Ever since Clay had reformatted it for me, when I use the actual laptop keyboard, I lose my focus all of the time. I'm not sure if there's some sort of Dell software that I've got to download, so I fiture why the hell not buy a wireless keyboard. It took a bit to decide which one to purchase, but I finally decided ona refirbished wireless keyboard, and mouse set for $20. I'm typing this very entry on it, as a matter of fact. My thought is, "Well, why the heck didn't I get one of these ages ago?"
After Microcenter, we headed back to my area to drop off my library books. "Water for Elephants", and "THe Wednesday Group" were quite good, I might add. We just dropped the books off at the dropbox, and it never failed. Shortly after we'd gotten back to my house to relax before Eldo's, I get two texts from the library. "Hey, Gina, you goofy person, you've got two more books in to pick up." I'm paraphrasing. It was actually a lot more boring than that. The text said, "You've bot "Riding Lessons," and the other Sara Gruen book that I can't remember the title of, in at the library. Not forgetting to inform me of the branch of the library that I've gone to for the oh, I don't know, last 20 or so years? We'd figured that we'd go and pick them up Friday, since we'd needed to come back to my area of time for the haircut, anyways.
We then decided that we were going to go over to Eldo's, for karaoke, and while that started out rather dramatic like, it ended being a quite fun evening. Charles and Linda had decided to come out, which was the main reason that we were going over. Linda had comed over to talk with me, and this guy had decided to follow her. He kept asking her if he could give her a hug, and while she did hug him once, he was just being so annoying about it. It was actually rather creepy. He'd walked away, and I looked at Linda, and I said, "Man, that guy is pretty creepy.." She said he was actually just drunk, but I don't know, I just couldn't get rid of the creepy vibe that I'd gotten from him. More time passed, and the guy just wouldn't go away. What ended up happening was, the guy ended up drinking some of Charles's beer, and Linda just wasn't having that. She yelled at him, Claude got on him, and he left, or so we thought.Bob ends up seeing the guy, and says. "Well, hi, my name is Bob. It's really nice to meet you. I just wanted you to know that there are about 9 guys that're wanting to kick your ass,, but yes, it's really nice to meet you." The guy ever so promptly disappeared. I didn't hear this exchange but Bob told me about it. Good that nice kind sarcasm can end things nicely.
Singing wise, the night went pretty well too. Most of the regulars sang their normal songs, but I do have to say. There was this guy that came in and sang a Blues Traveler song. While I'm not a very big Blues Traveler fan at all, that guy sang the song so spot on, the entire bar was impressed. At least, that's what it felt like to me, based on all the applause.
Yesterday was when I'd gotten my hair cut. I hadn't seen Sarah in a good while, so I figured that because it was going to get hot quickly, and that because I was sick of my hair at the length that it was, that I'd just plan the cut for yesterday. Was glad I did, since all of the other clients that Sarah had that I met were quite nice. A couple of the young ladies gave me hope for our youth;. One of the girls, Elena was probably my favorite. She was an up and coming artist, and had just gotten her drivers license. After she'd left, Sarah said that Elena's and my souls matched, and that we'd most likely get along. I'm not sure what the whole souls matching was all about, but yeah. I guess that I could have asked Sarah about it after the fact, but she'd had one person in right after another, so we didn't have a lot of time to talk, just the three of us.
After the haircut, we decided to have Honddogs Pizza for lunch, and that was a pretty good idea. Our waitress was really nice, attentitive, and full of pep.
After running our other errands, we just went back to Bob's house, and ignored the world. That suited mde just fine.
Not going to write a lot more here, just in case this doesn't crosspost. Hope all are well, and I'll update quite soon.
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2015-01-05 01:03 pm

2014 in review.

let's review my 2014, since it was an awesome year.

January: New Years with Lincoln and michelle, which ended up being a lot of fun.
My birthday, which was the most perfect birthday ever. Good food, good hanging out, and an excellent time at Eldo's. This was where HTTP came in to play.
Getting back in touch with Holly, which thrilled me to no end, since we picked up right where we left off.
February:
Nothing really significant happened that month, but Valentines Day was pretty awesome. Bob and I had Pizza Hut for dinner, and I got to try their pasta, which was quite good. This was when we realized that ignoring the world sometimes is pretty fun.
March:
The Iced Earth, Revamp, and Sabaton show. The funny thing was the Sabaton singer's pants burst during their set, and people got to see well, yeah, use your imagination. :-) All 3 bands were excellent.
April:
Jared's birthday party which was quite fun. It's good to be able to surprise friends. That's where I heard his song for the first time. As in the song that he actually wrote, and played on the guitar.
Seeing Behemoth, 1349, Inquisition, Goatwhore, and whoever else was at that show.
My very dear friend Charles getting married for the first time. Yes, I cried.
May:
Finally seeing Sarah, which involved an awesome hair cut.
The Folk fest, which we went to with Lacey. It was her first Metal concert, and I was glad to be able to give her that experience.
The trip to Rachel's house which was fun as usual.
Seeing motley Crue, and Alice Cooper, with Rich. This meant Bob and I got to hang out with him outside of Eldo's for the first time.
June:
The Hank III show!
The Slaughter Daughters, and Rachel Brooke show. Rachel Brooke did indeed remember both Bob, and I, so this was good.
Bob's birthday. I got to meet Clay, who he went to high school with. He's really nice, and the 3 of us have started hanging out post that evening.
July:
Spending the 4th with Bob.
August:
The Summer Slaughter Tour, or was that July, I can't remember. Regardless, those hot dogs, and fries were awesome! So was talking to Jamie about books.
Realizing that someone I thought a friend ended up not being such a good friend after all, and was faking personalities to act like he was other people. I suspected this was happening, but it came to an end, in August.
September:
Finally seeing one of my most dear friends ever, Jessica, after not seeing her for 5 years. Such a hiatus must not ever happen again.
Getting out of my comfort zone, and learning to use Lyft.
October:
The Among Amarth, Skeletonwitch, Sabaton show.
The Amon Amarth singer can so read me the phone book. He's got that hot of a voice.
Discovering the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, which are two of my favorite books of all time. This is where I learned I can read a 40 hour long novel.
The new Ally Condie book coming out. "Atlantia." This meant I got to re-read the entire Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie, even though the books aren't related at all.
All the Halloween parties we went to. At the one at Lincoln's, I got to talk in great detail with a couple people I've not gotten to talk to from karaoke, since it was so loud.
November:
The 3-year anniversary of X Transmission FM.
Thanksgiving, which was loads of fun.
December:
Finally getting to see julie after 5 years. I've missed her terribly! I just hope we stay in normal touch.
Bob meeting, and liking my family.
Christmas!
Seeing my friend Sonya, who's like a mom, twice. I've not seen her in 2 years.
Meeting another friend Bob went to school with, who is also nice.

Random things.
Book suggestions, and awesome conversations with the other Jess, and Liz.
All the WhatsApp conversations.
I may have forgotten things, specifically all the shows we went to, but yeah, excellent year over all!
May 2015 be all that much more awesome.
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2014-12-15 11:53 pm

A long over-do update.

Wow, I've not updated in forever. I always told myself that I'd not kill my LJ, but that seems to be what I'm doing, since there's Twitter, and Facebook. They just seem so much easier than LJ.
Life has been really good though. I finally, after 5 years got to see my very dear friend Jessica. I could go in to everything that we'd done, but let's just say it was an amazing time. Another 5 years isn't going to pass until we see each other again, if we have it our way.
I will say though, that Jessica kind of got me out of my comfort zone, and we did use Lyft a couple of times. The first time i did tell the driver that I was kind of scared of being in a strangers car. He did reassure me that the drivers are tested thurrowly, and that put my mind at ease. Oh, was that Greaders Icecream that Jessica and i had that particular evening awesome.
The two of us did spend a lot of time hanging out and talking, and catching up on what life had to offer, so that was awesome. She's gotten me in to reading the outlander books, and while i'm still on book 1, I'm quite enjoying the book. I can't say that I can't read a 43 hour long book any more though, which I will so talk about now.
The Kingkiller Chronicles are probably the longest books that I've read, and that I could pay attention to. they're all about this guy named Kvothe, and what he goes through to be where he's at now, being an inn keeper. I know that I make that seem really boring, but oh, my Gosh. When you get past Kvothe's innitial arrogance and get in to the story, he's just so awesome.Rothfuss does have a way with words and he keeps you on the edge of your seat, just wanting to find out what happens to Kvothe, and where he's going to go next.
Ally Condie's also written a new book aside from the Matched trilogy. It's not even in that universer, and it's pretty good. It's one of those books where i'll have to read it a second time to get all the details, but I did like it.
Bob and i are doing just amazing. I'm convinced that if he ended up asking me "The question" I'd say yes. Sure, we have our fights, and all, but they really are few and far between. I've noticed though that since I've gotten rid of ustin all together, that i'm in such a better headspace. Sure, I do think about him sometimes, but it's more of a, "I hope he's doing well," sort of thought.
Bob and i have been going to several shows, and they've been fun. We've met another couple at the shows, Jamie, and Ian. Ian's 19, and Jamie's 27, and they're pretty fun. Jamie and i have books in common, and Ian and Bob have horror movies in common, so that works out pretty nicely. yes, I'll totally go to a Metal show, and discuss what I've been reading, because yes, I'm that kind of nerd. Haha.
speaking of people named Jamie, my male friend Jamie decided that he wanted to end his friendship with me. He said I wasn't returning his phone calls, and our lives were going in two totally different directions. Yes, I'm hurt by it, but there's not really anything that I can do about it. I'm not the first person that he's done this to. It seems like if you don't talk to him on his terms, and give him the attention that he wants, he'll just end things with you. I'm sorry, but i thought that one of the main points of friendships was to stick with one another through the good times and the bad times? Sure, people will go awhile without talking, but that doesn't mean that the friendship is any les, or that said person doesn't mean as much to you. It just means that things happen, and that people will catch up when they catch up. It's just a fact of life. I don't hate Jamie in the least, there's no reason for any of that. If he calls me, and wants to resume the friendship, I might do it, but i know that in the back of my head, I'll wonder when my next mess up will be, and when he'll get irritated, and want to end things again. Eventually he'll have no one but his fiance, and that'll be a really sad existence for him. will I be there to pick up the pieces? I'm not sure.
I also ended another friendship with someone else. Aaron L. Things were just irritating me too much, and I'm convinced more than ever that he's making Facebook profiles, and making up all these fake identities. I hope that he gets caught in this act, because people just don't deserve to be under his bad influence. Bob and i did call him on the whole Amber thing, and Aaron, as any pathological liar would turned the entire discussion around as though we were the crazy ones, and not him. This happened on the night of the Halloween party at Eldo's. I'd just had enough of it, and I told Aaron L, absulutely everything that I thought as far as the situation. Bob did the same as well. For awhile I felt kind of upset about losing Aaron as a friend, but I really don't need that kind of dishonesty in my life. I can see it all from Aaron's point of view. I'm sure that he thinks that I betrayed him, and how I'm the bad person in the situation, because the way that he most likely looks at it, I am the bad one. I just did what i thought was right, and I feel good about the situation. He'll never get the psychological help that he needs, and that's really too bad.
I did however get back in touch with someone very dear to me recently. I had gone to a Baptist church several years ago, and I befriended a lady I used to , and still will refer to her in here as Julie K. I had had this quite vivid dream awhile ago that Julie was quite sick, and in the dream, I thought she was going to die. I had remembered her last name, spelling, and all, and I sent her a Facebook message, and told her about the dream. The two of us talked on the phone today, and it was awesome. The last time that I had seen her was in 2009, and I think she was going through a bad time of life. We're supposed to be hanging out on Friday, so I hope that this goes well. I did tell her about my being confused about God, and such, and she took it a lot better than I thought she would. I was kind of surprised.
I suppose I'll end this entry for now, so more later.
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2014-09-02 03:08 am

Still alive.

Wow, I've not updated in what seems like forever. I'm not sure why though, since life is going really well for me at the moment. I've not got anything to complain about per se, so yeah.

That being said, I'm going to try to update once a week. We'll see if i actually do it though. :)
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2014-01-23 01:21 pm

The birthday.

I wasn't sure if I was going to install a journal client on the computer, but I finally decided that installing Semagic was the way to go. Not only can I save drafts, but having to go to the Dreamwidth site was kind of irritating me. Yeah, call it laziness, but it works.
The birthday. )
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2014-01-11 02:11 am
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Updating has become fun again. Heh.

I'm just sitting here reading The Hunger Games, so I thought I'd update, I've gotten used to the laptop a bit more, so this is pretty exciting, Someone's actually going to show me how I can watch Netflix using the Windows Media Center, so I'm excited about this. Sure, I got kind of tired of Netflix, but now that I've not watched it for two weeks or so, I'm like, "Hey, I wonder what's going on in my shows?" Kind of hypocritical, I guess, but it's ok. I don't really mind. Ya don't know what ya got till it's gone. Sure, it's not really gone, but that song just popped in to my head.
I've decided that I'm going to have my birthday celebration at Eldo's again this year. I'm not sure who will all come, but I'll vow to have a good time regardless. Last year's celebration was quite a lot of fun, so I'm hoping this year's celebration will be all that much more fun. I've made some new friends/acquaintances, through out this year, so I'm hoping that they can attend. Some of them are karaoke type people, so we'll see what ends up happening. I had suggested to Michele that she and I have a party that Friday night at her house, but I'm thinking that's not going to happen, since I'm not sure exactly what's going on with her and Lincoln. Furthermore, I'd not want to invade her house, since that wasn't how I was raised at all. I'd just thought that it'd be sort of fun. If it did happen, Rachel might have been able to have come, and met that group of friends, and Rachel being there would mean so much to me. Same as if Liz were to come. I've not seen Liz since 1996, I think, and seeing her would make my decade. Not really exaggerating about that in the least.
My father's been on this chicken nuggets kick lately, and he'd asked if Bob and I could get him some nuggets after the Skeletonwitch show Thursday night. We'd ended up getting snow, and by the time the show was over, McDonalds was serving breakfast, so we bi passed. Bob said though, that he'd bring Dad some of them on Sunday morning, when we go out to wings. I told Bob that I didn't want him to feel like Dad expected Bob to get him food, and Bob said that he didn't feel that way at all. I was kind of glad for that, since that wasn't the first time that Dad's done that kind of thing. he gets on those kicks sometimes, where he'll get on wanting a certain fast food for awhile, then it'll fade. I guess this time it's nuggets.
Wendell's been sleeping all day, but this is usual for when I hang out with Bob for a couple days. Funny thing though, is she acts all tired like when she's working, but then when she's not working, she wants to play. She's not shied away from her harness, or anything, so I'm just not sure what to do. I do want her to have a good time being a normal dog, but if she wants to work, I'm not going to stop her from it.
That's all I've got to say for right now. This updating has become fun again.
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2014-01-10 03:54 pm

First update of the year.

Finally, I've gotten the new laptop, and I'm actually liking it a lot. Windows 7 is something to get used to, but I'm not minding it all that well. The only things that get on my nerves are the whole computer letting me know that I"m plugging something in to the headphone jack, and the computer asking me if I really want to install a program.Id not be pressing enter on the setup, if I didn't want to install the program.
What I'm happy about though? The fact that I can once again use intern et Explorer with no issues. This being of course unless I install 4tTray Minimizer. For whatever reason, that particular program makes IE 11 not work. Whatever though. The Windows 7 system restore is probably the greatest system restore that I've ever seen in my computer using history, so I'll not complain. I do have a numpad on this computer, so getting used to using one of those again on a laptop is sort of strange.

Bob and I saw both of the Hunger Games movies. While the first one wasn't nearly as good as the book, I actually liked Catching Fire a lot. I had read all the books before they all became super popular, so my details on the books are kind of sketchy. I think that they left a lot out as far as the movies, but yeah. example, they never even mentioned in the first movie, the name of the place where everything takes place. I'll probably see the third movie when it comes out though. I'll be more familiar with the books, so, we'll see what ends up happening.

Bob and I saw Skeletonwitch last night, ;and the first show of the year was indeed awesome. Only one of the opening bands were pretty terrible, and I'd known that they were going to be terrible from the moment the singer opened his mouth. Call it judging, call it whatever you'd like, but it's my opinion.
This lady had walked over to us at one point, and I'd asked her if she was the lady that'd come to 60 shows last year. She without hesitating was like. "Well, I actually went to 101 shows last year, so that was probably me. I said. "Oh, well, it must be nice to have money like that." She didn't have much to say after that, except that she'd worked for a promotion company here in town. I don't know if she does or not, and someone on my Face book said I was being rude, but whatever. All that particular person does is talk about herself, so whatever. She commented on my Face book, and said that bands like their asses kissed. I disagreed, moved on with the comment thread, and that was that.
Back to the show however. Summon the Destroyer, which was the second band that played were awesome. Really good Death Metal, and I liked them a lot. Dismemberment were good as well, though I'd have turned up the vocals a tiny bit more. Would totally see them again. Skeletonwitch were the best however, and funny enough, their vocals were just fine. It's like sometimes sound people save the best sound for the main band. Either that, or there were different sound engineers for each band. Not sure though. just one of the reasons why I'd love to be a sound engineer. I'd certainly not play favorites, and I'd try my hardest to make the band sound wise, sound good, even if it was a crappy band.

I'd been kind of tired of pizza recently, but Bob and I decided to go to Hounddogs anyway. I don't care how tiref of pizza I actually get, if Hounddogs is suggested, I'll 9 times out of 10 want to go. We'd ended up having a Hawaiian pizza which suited me fine. We've had a couple of their specialty pizza's previously, but we'd both wanted Hawaiian. Service and food were both good.
I shall go for now, but i'll attempt to update this here journal much more often.
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2013-12-17 06:36 am

Update.

Things here are going pretty well. I still do not have a laptop, but Bob has just informed me that he might be able to order it at some point this week. This would indeed be awesome, because while I am glad I can do everything on my phone, some things are a pain in the ass. Like typing. Also, the fact that I can only do one thing at a time on the phone. It could of course be worse, like I could not have the phone, so I will not really complain. Thanksgiving ended up being a lot of fun. My dad got to meet Bob's mom for the first time, and it went really well. Lacey was even there for it, and she got along with everyone as well. I figured I would invite her, because we were in the process of catching up again, and she did not have anywhere to go. More the first though. Lacey and also to hang out a couple of weeks previous to Thanksgiving. That was a lot of fun as well. We went to a Christmas party that Saturday night, then went close shopping that Monday. She got to meet a lot of Bob's and my friends, and it was just a good night. The two of us also did some trading of clothes and jewelry. That is something that we have done on and off throughout our friendship, so we enjoyed that greatly. I'm hoping that Lacey and I can start hanging out on a more normal basis once she's back from her trip. I don't want to become all clingy a about the whole thing, but at the same time" I don't want any miscommunications to happen either. Guess we'll just have to see what happens.
I've just been reading a lot, and watching things on Netflix, when not hanging out with Bob. I discovered a book called The Carrie Diaries, as well as the tv show, and I liked both the book and show a lot. Ow show a bit better than the book though, I think. There's a season two on tv, it seems, so I'll have to wait until it comes out on Netflix before watching it. Bob and I actually watched an episode of it the other day, and while I still liked it, I think he was confused, since he hadn't watched the show from the very beginning, like I had. That was pretty thoughtful of him, and if he wants to watch the show with me, I won't say no.
I almost forgot Totally unrelated, the day after Thanksgiving, Bob his mom, her boyfriend, and I went to see a live production of "A Christmas Carrol." I hadn't seen it before, but I knew the story, thanks to the disney album I had, so i wasn't totally lost. There was an organ player before the show started, and I'd thought of both my former music teacher, and my friend Jamie since they both like such things.
I think we're as up to date as we can be for now, so I'll post this entry. If it actually posts, I'll update much more often.
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2013-09-24 11:40 pm

Books, thoughts, life.

Things are going pretty well here for the most part. My computer's got some Malware, but I think that I'm getting to the bottom of all of it. I could have ran Malware Bytes in safe mode, and I might have Bob still help me with this, but Fusty actually gave me a program from the site having to do with the Malware, so we'll see what ends up happening. Regardless, a new computer, or at least a newer computer than the one I've got is in the not too distant future.
I've caught up on reading this month, though the books are shorter, and more child like by nature. Example, I'm reading the Famous Five books, by Enid Blyton, and enjoying them. They're not all that I've been reading though. I've also delved in to the Eddings books again, as well as the first Dragonlance series, which begins with Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I'd liked that particular book when I'd started it in California, but as it usually happens with me, my book ADD struck again. :) I sense hat Raistlin is going to become evil, which is going to suck, since I kind of like him, but I guess we'll see what happens. I don't even know if I’ll get that far in the series.
Dustin and I haven't talked in quite awhile. I'd sent him a message a couple weeks ago, and he didn't reply. I hope he's doing well. I actually miss talking with him.
Bob and i are still doing well, so this is indeed good. just the normal routine as far as all that goes, but I can't complain about that. We might go to karaoke tomorrow night, but we'll see. I've sort of missed Eldo's, since I've not been there in what feels like two months. Guess I'm not really feeling all that any more. Sure, I still like karaoke, and stuff, but I've gotten used to the whole going out to dinner when Bob and i hang out, then going back to his house, and hanging out/watching tv, reading, and all that. Part of why I don't want to go to karaoke though is mostly because
I'm tired of singing my same old boring songs, yet am sort of scared to try new ones. I do know many other songs, but I'm just a creature of habit, I guess. If it were a Mercedes and Aaron show I were at, I might try a new song, but for whatever reason I just can't really do it at Eldo's.
I've finally gotten to Facetime on the iPhone, and the funny thing is that the first person I Facetimed with was from another Country. A very nice lady named Leeanne, in fact. She's just 3 years younger than me, and we don't like a whole lot of the same music, but since when have I judged someone on their musical tastes. Sure, I can sometimes be Elitist, but I’m not not going to be someone's friend, based on their musical taste. that's where I've grown up. At least I think for myself, as far as music, and don't listen to what others tell me to, or the radio. This will most likely never change. More people really need to think on their own.
So, I just finished this book that I’d read one of the series when I was young. The book was called "Kitty from the Start." It was all about this girl that moves to a new house, and starts a new catholic school. She makes one friend that's a good catholic, and another friend that well, isn't. The book is mostly about doing right and wrong. What really got me is how kitty and the good catholic girl friend were in church, and their priest was talking about how a little boy didn't go to church one Sunday, and wanted to play Baseball. He ends up getting hit by a car, or something. i sort of zoned out during that part, so i might not have it proper in my head. That sort of irritated me though, because while I’m confused about all this religion stuff, I don't think it's fair that people try to guilt people in to going to a church. Sure, you'll get fellowship with people that believe the same as you and such, but I don’t know. I know many good Christians, Bob, included, that don't go to church often at all, and who are wonderful people. People if they believe in God, and whatnot can read the bible, and not go to church, and still have a perfectly good relationship with God, then someone that goes to church, who just goes to church to go through the motions, to look good in God's eyes. Yeah, confusing indeed. I'm not trying to offend anyone or anything, just writing out my thoughts on the subject.
Not sure what else to say at the moment, since I’m kind of hungry, and tired. Cereal calls, I think. :)
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2013-09-04 11:28 pm

An over do update.

I feel as though I've not read much since July, and this is rather saddening. July did end up being a pretty good month, all things considered. Rachel's was fun, hanging out with Chenelle was fun. The rejection as far as trying to resume a friendship wasn't fun, but I'm over all that. I've thought of trying to resume another friendship, but we'll see. Some things just aren't meant to be, and I can accept that. I won't pretend the friendship never happened, since everyone comes in to your life for either a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Maybe that particular situation was a reason, or a season. I sure learned from all of it.
August ended up being pretty good though. Saw both Royal Thunder, and Baroness, on the fifth, Machine Head, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie on the 9th, and Rachel Brooke, The dad Horse Experiendce, and Those poor Bastards last week! I met all of them, and I even told Rachel Brooke about XTFM! I don't know if she'll even remember the station exists, but I tried. She was super nice, and I'd like to have talked more with her. I just got a tiny bit shy. I also asked Lonesome Wyatt if he was going to put his book in Audio, and he said that he'd wanted to, but he didn't have the patience to do it himself. Perhaps since I mentioned it though, it'll give him the virtual kick in the ass that he needs to get it done. Bob said that he was going to read it to me, so this is awesome. If I had a Bookshare account, I'd totally scan it that way, but I don't have a scanner, so yeah. LOL. Dad's got one in the living room, but he's not got JAWS on his computer, and I'm not sure how to use Windows 7. I need to learn though, just like I need to save up for a new laptop, since this one is ever so slowly dying, and XP isn't going to be supported after next year.
I totally went off on a tangent, since this paragraph started with shows. I'm kind of hoping that no good shows come here in September, since 2 are coming in October. Both Deicide, and that Ghost and Skeletonwitch show are in October, and i want to go to both. I figure that I'll buy one of the shirts though this coming week when Bob and i go to Magnolia. This will support both the band, and the store, and I can get the other at the show. The morbid Angel shirt I got at Magnolia is awesome, and since i've found it again, I've discovered I like wearing it.
Have made some new friends as of late, Dusty, and his girlfriend Helene. Both of them seem to be pretty nice, and i enjoy talking to them. Neither of them are dramatic, and they're both mature, which is fine with me. Have also been direct messaging people via AudioBoo, and following new people there. Specifically English women. They've not all followed back yet, but I'll give it time. See? I'm not anti-making friends with women. I'm not even hard up for friends. People will find and like me in their own time, I'm thinking. I don't understand however, when people have you on various social networking sites, say they're interested in getting to know you, then when you message them, they don't really reply. Sort of high schooly, if I do say so myself. I also don't understand when people have public tweets, get new followers, and ask how I heard of them, since you can look at a followers list, and see mutual followers/friends. If people are nice about asking, sure, I'll tell them, but they're all public forums, and i'm not anti-getting to know people. If we click, cool. If not, I tried.
On the subject of books though, I've finally gotten to read Requiem, which is the third Lauren Oliver book in that series. it was good, though i didn't like the ending as well as I thought I would. It made me think that maybe there's going to be another book, and we'll see who Lena actually ends up with. If Requiem is the actual ending, I’ll be a bit disappointed. At least the Matched trilogy ended up wrapped up, as far as that love triangle went. The Divergent trilogy has not though, since the last book of that hasn't been written yet, which saddens me.
I'd also read a spectacular suspense book by Mary Jane Clark called Close to You, which was about someone that was out to get a tv reporter. What made this book different from the few suspense books that I've read though was that there were different points of view, and the author made you think that the culprit was one person, when it ended up being someone entirely different. I'd gone through half the book thinking it was her ex-boyfriend, and it wasn't. There're two more books in that series though, and the third one, is on BARD. The second isn't though, and this disappoints me. At least Erin Jones reads the third book, so once BARD's back up, I might read it. Sure, I could get an Audible account, but i don't see the point in getting one, since the only device I've got to listen to it on is my iPhone, and $14 is a bit expensive if you can read books only on that device. I might as well get said books from the local library, and read them that way. Someonedid tell methat I could indeed listen to them on the computer, after I'd started writing this entry, so, thanks for that. There is the Overdrive app that was supposed to have voiceover improvements, but I can't figure out how to add my library.
I got to meet another of bob's friends two weeks ago and that get together was fun. he's a nice guy, and I was comfortable talking with him. Usually with new people I'm kind of shy.
Two Saturdays ago, I got to see Carol and Rick, who I used to hang out with on a normal basis 9-ish years ago. we'd had a drink together at Zuey's, and seeing them was a good time. I never go in to Zuey's anymore, so all the bartenders have changed. The look of the place hasn't though. Seems things have been going well for the two of them, so I was glad to hear this. Was supposed to get together with them a week ago, but they said it wasn't going to happen, because a lot was going on. Was glad though that she texted me to let me know. When I’d seen them, Rick was going on about how awesome Wendell is, and this made me feel quite good.
Speaking of Wendell, I think she's finally starting to get old. She's slowing down a bit with her walking, and while she still likes working, and doesn't shy away from the harness, the slowing down is getting to me a bit. She's also sleeping a bit more than she used to, but she's still a happy dog, both working, and not working. I know that she's got to have a life outside of being a working dog, so I might start the retirement process at the end of this year. Dad says that he'll keep her, once she's retired, so it's not like I have to worry about a stranger having her. If I’m moved out of the house though by the end of this year, or when I retire her, I'm keeping her, and Dad will just have to visit. When it comes down to it, she's my dog, and i am the one that makes the decision.
That's all i've got to say for the moment. More soon.
I feel as though I've not read much since July, and this is rather saddening. July did end up being a pretty good month, all things considered. Rachel's was fun, hanging out with Chenelle was fun. The rejection as far as trying to resume a friendship wasn't fun, but I'm over all that. I've thought of trying to resume another friendship, but we'll see. Some things just aren't meant to be, and I can accept that. I won't pretend the friendship never happened, since everyone comes in to your life for either a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Maybe that particular situation was a reason, or a season. I sure learned from all of it.
August ended up being pretty good though. Saw both Royal Thunder, and Baroness, on the fifth, Machine Head, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie on the 9th, and Rachel Brooke, The dad Horse Experiendce, and Those poor Bastards last week! I met all of them, and I even told Rachel Brooke about XTFM! I don't know if she'll even remember the station exists, but I tried. She was super nice, and I'd like to have talked more with her. I just got a tiny bit shy. I also asked Lonesome Wyatt if he was going to put his book in Audio, and he said that he'd wanted to, but he didn't have the patience to do it himself. Perhaps since I mentioned it though, it'll give him the virtual kick in the ass that he needs to get it done. Bob said that he was going to read it to me, so this is awesome. If I had a Bookshare account, I'd totally scan it that way, but I don't have a scanner, so yeah. LOL. Dad's got one in the living room, but he's not got JAWS on his computer, and I'm not sure how to use Windows 7. I need to learn though, just like I need to save up for a new laptop, since this one is ever so slowly dying, and XP isn't going to be supported after next year.
I totally went off on a tangent, since this paragraph started with shows. I'm kind of hoping that no good shows come here in September, since 2 are coming in October. Both Deicide, and that Ghost and Skeletonwitch show are in October, and i want to go to both. I figure that I'll buy one of the shirts though this coming week when Bob and i go to Magnolia. This will support both the band, and the store, and I can get the other at the show. The morbid Angel shirt I got at Magnolia is awesome, and since i've found it again, I've discovered I like wearing it.
Have made some new friends as of late, Dusty, and his girlfriend Helene. Both of them seem to be pretty nice, and i enjoy talking to them. Neither of them are dramatic, and they're both mature, which is fine with me. Have also been direct messaging people via AudioBoo, and following new people there. Specifically English women. They've not all followed back yet, but I'll give it time. See? I'm not anti-making friends with women. I'm not even hard up for friends. People will find and like me in their own time, I'm thinking. I don't understand however, when people have you on various social networking sites, say they're interested in getting to know you, then when you message them, they don't really reply. Sort of high schooly, if I do say so myself. I also don't understand when people have public tweets, get new followers, and ask how I heard of them, since you can look at a followers list, and see mutual followers/friends. If people are nice about asking, sure, I'll tell them, but they're all public forums, and i'm not anti-getting to know people. If we click, cool. If not, I tried.
On the subject of books though, I've finally gotten to read Requiem, which is the third Lauren Oliver book in that series. it was good, though i didn't like the ending as well as I thought I would. It made me think that maybe there's going to be another book, and we'll see who Lena actually ends up with. If Requiem is the actual ending, I’ll be a bit disappointed. At least the Matched trilogy ended up wrapped up, as far as that love triangle went. The Divergent trilogy has not though, since the last book of that hasn't been written yet, which saddens me.
I'd also read a spectacular suspense book by Mary Jane Clark called Close to You, which was about someone that was out to get a tv reporter. What made this book different from the few suspense books that I've read though was that there were different points of view, and the author made you think that the culprit was one person, when it ended up being someone entirely different. I'd gone through half the book thinking it was her ex-boyfriend, and it wasn't. There're two more books in that series though, and the third one, is on BARD. The second isn't though, and this disappoints me. At least Erin Jones reads the third book, so once BARD's back up, I might read it. Sure, I could get an Audible account, but i don't see the point in getting one, since the only device I've got to listen to it on is my iPhone, and $14 is a bit expensive if you can read books only on that device. I might as well get said books from the local library, and read them that way. Someonedid tell methat I could indeed listen to them on the computer, after I'd started writing this entry, so, thanks for that. There is the Overdrive app that was supposed to have voiceover improvements, but I can't figure out how to add my library.
I got to meet another of bob's friends two weeks ago and that get together was fun. he's a nice guy, and I was comfortable talking with him. Usually with new people I'm kind of shy.
Two Saturdays ago, I got to see Carol and Rick, who I used to hang out with on a normal basis 9-ish years ago. we'd had a drink together at Zuey's, and seeing them was a good time. I never go in to Zuey's anymore, so all the bartenders have changed. The look of the place hasn't though. Seems things have been going well for the two of them, so I was glad to hear this. Was supposed to get together with them a week ago, but they said it wasn't going to happen, because a lot was going on. Was glad though that she texted me to let me know. When I’d seen them, Rick was going on about how awesome Wendell is, and this made me feel quite good.
Speaking of Wendell, I think she's finally starting to get old. She's slowing down a bit with her walking, and while she still likes working, and doesn't shy away from the harness, the slowing down is getting to me a bit. She's also sleeping a bit more than she used to, but she's still a happy dog, both working, and not working. I know that she's got to have a life outside of being a working dog, so I might start the retirement process at the end of this year. Dad says that he'll keep her, once she's retired, so it's not like I have to worry about a stranger having her. If I’m moved out of the house though by the end of this year, or when I retire her, I'm keeping her, and Dad will just have to visit. When it comes down to it, she's my dog, and i am the one that makes the decision.
That's all i've got to say for the moment. More soon.
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2013-05-21 10:40 pm

Shows, friendships, and books.

So, what's gone on here? sort of a lot. Went to see Royal thunder again and they were just as awesome as they were the first time. Got to hear a couple new songs as well as a few old favorites. Got to hang out with the band for like half an hour, and that was awesome as well. Mlny gave me another bracelet, so now I figure that I've got to find something to give to her in return. she is awesome, and we both like jewelry, so why not? I don't want to be all take take. that's not how I was raised. jess wasn't able to come, which was kind of a bummer, but the evening was still awesome. I'm sure there will be the people that think this didn't really happen, because there are the nay sayers, but whatever. not too concerned about that.
saw Hanzel Und Gretyl a couple weeks ago which was a lot of fun as well. One of the opening bands Phantom 13 were awesome, and we ended up talking with them a lot of the evening. One of the guitarists Rob, was super nice. Perhaps it's something with that name, because I've never really met a Rob that's been a dick. LOL.
Hanzel Und Gretyl were a good band, and in meeting them, the guy was super nice, and the female was a business type bitch. Regardless, I enjoyed their show. Their t-shirts were $25 though, and I've never gotten a t-shirt at a show for any more than 20. This being said, the Hanzel Und Gretyl t-shirt better last me a lifetime, and never fade.
Wolvhammer, and Glorior Belli were this past Sunday, and both bands were good. The guy at the Wolvhammer merch table was relatively nice, and now I've got a t-shirt from them as well. I was joking with Bob, and I said that I'm going to keep getting t-shirts from bands, and I’ll no longer have any non-band t-shirts. I see nothing wrong with this though, since I'm doubting that my music tastes aren't going to change in the near future. The Glorior Belli has my respect though since they spoke relatively good English, and talked a lot during their set, instead of speaking French. The Dark Funeral guy didn't do a lot of talking during their set, and that kind of made me think they didn't know a super lot of English.
Dustin and I have become friends again, and it's something I never thought would ever happen. I'm not complaining though, because we're getting along just fine, and I’m liking it. bob knows about this, and has no issues with it. Both Dustin and I have been talking out our issues, and we've both realized where we've messed up. Not going to go in to detail in a public LJ entry, but it is fair that people know we're friends, and talking again.
Speaking of friends. I see that an ex-friend of mine has her tweets public now. I sort of want to follow her, and resume that friendship, but I don't know if she's interested, and in this case I'm kind of afraid of rejection. My tweets are public though as well, so she could be easily reading my tweets, and I have no idea. She was always fun to talk books with, and well, talk about anything with. We do have mutual followers and such, but I just don't know what to do about the situation. I could just reply to something that she says, and see if she initiates anything, but I don't know. On the other hand, the friendship could be picked up again as if nothing happened. *shrug* I don't have any bad blood with her at all, and if she wanted to continue talking, I’d be fine with this. Maybe she's changed through out the years, and can overlook whatever it was about me that she'd not liked in the past. I seriously had no issues with her. She is smart, fun, caring, and would tell it like it is when the situation arose. Funny thing was, she was so dear to me back in 2000, and 2001, and beyond. If she has no interest in talking to me again, I hope she is doing well, and I wish her the best. I just wish I knew what I’d done wrong.
Book wise, I'm reading David Eddings, and actually liking it. Started The Pawn of Prophecy, and am sort of wondering why I'd ever quit reading it a few years ago. I'd thought it was boring back then, but now I'm like, "wow, this is pretty interesting." It's surely keeping my attention, and that didn't happen a couple years ago and even back in 2000 when I'd started the series. The ex-friend actually read these books as well, but I’m not reading them for that reason. I'm reading them because I want to see how I like them because of the time that's passed, and my reading tastes. I shall also read The Elenium books as well.
I've also gone back to the elm Creek Quilt series, and again, I'm wondering why it took me so long to get back to them. Circle of Quilters ended up being quite good, but The Winding Ways Quilt, I felt wasn't as good. They'd gone back through information I'd already known, and not enough was mentioned about the new applicants to the manner. I will continue with the series though, because I want to see what happens with the characters. Part of me wants to re-read the first couple books to refresh my memory, though past events are mentioned in the last two books I'd read.
Not a whole lot else to talk about, so I’ll go. I hope everyone is well.
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2013-03-04 12:51 am

Weekend, and books.

What's been going on around here. Not a whole lot really. Nile is this Wednesday, and I’m pretty excited about this, since I'm always about seeing Death Metal live. I'm irritating people by posting the flyer on Facebook, but they'll get over it, I’m sure. I was just as annoying with Royal Thunder.
Bob and I hung out Friday this time, which was a bit weird. Good time though. Went to the BW3 by my house this time since we had to stay in the general area for the haircut. Service was pretty good, but some of the wings didn't have as much flavor as others, and I was kind of irritated by this. I thought it was because I was still getting over my cold, but I asked Bob, and he agreed.
Sometimes I wonder if we should just go to the BW3 by his old apartment. *shrug* Our waitress's name was Jasmine, and when she'd told us her name, I couldn't help but to think of Aladdin. I of course didn't say anything about it, but I did kind of giggle to myself.
Got my hair cut, which was when Bob got to meet Sarah. I'd not seen her for a year or so, so being able to catch up with her was pretty good. Wendell got all whiny when I was sitting in the chair, and knocked a hair dryer down, but no fires occurred. I love the hell out of that dog, but sometimes she just loves me entirely too much. Sarah and Bob got along nicely, but I expected nothing less. Both are easy to talk to, and both are awesome.
After the haircut Bob and I went to the Polaris mall, where we searched for cartilage rings for me. Ended up getting two different kinds, but the one kind has two different ends, so they can either be spikes or normal hoops. Not complaining about that, since both packs were only $20, and there are 4 rings in each pack. Totally all about the bargain shopping. Bob got a pretty cool ring as well. I kept looking at it, and trying to figure out the design. The pointy end of it kept making me laugh.
Went back to the house after that, and I swore that I was going to fall asleep. We started watching "Beyond Belief, Fact, or Fiction" and I was able to stay awake. I really do like that show a lot, and would like to watch more of it. The story that stuck with me was one where a little boy was seeing a psychiatrist, and the psychiatrist had been missing some books that he'd had as a child. I'll not ruin the story, but I was pretty enthralled by it. Sometimes I wish that I were a writer, but guess that's not in the cards for me. I’ve tried it before, and everything I write is just boring. It's like I don't know how to imagine places I've never been or something. I read all the time, so common sense would mean that I should be able to write.
Bob's mom and her boyfriend came over for dinner, and we had this pizza from a place I can't remember, but the crust and such reminded me of Donato's. This was just fine with me, since I like Donato's quite a lot. Watched Jeopardy, and I was disappointed that the only answers I'd gotten right had to do with kids books. This of course has me re-reading The Wind in the Willows, as narrated by Flo Gibson. Bob's mom and her boyfriend left, and bob and I watched more tv for awhile. More My Strange Addiction, and another episode of Beyond Belief. We then read more of Cruel Sacrifice, then went to sleep.
Saturday was the day when I was to meet bob's family, brother excluded, since he didn't make the trip to Columbus. I had no idea what to expect, but it ended up going quite nicely. I can't remember the name of the restaurant that we went to, but the food as well as the service was quite good. The waitress talked to Bob's one nephew a bit, and I thought that was pretty nice of her. I'd go to that place again, I think.
We were invited back to someone's house so that we all could hang out, but Bob had to go to work, so we declined. After meeting the family, I think they're all nice. My favorite thus far being Bob's sister-in-law. I think that she and I might get along all right. I found though that when I was listening to Bob's nephew talking, I'd think to myself, "Rachel's 5-year-old does that." Nothing bad, of course, it's just that I don't hang out with a lot of kids, so when I do, I tend to compare what they do, in relation to the other kids of the same age group. Sometime when Bob's Dad comes in town, I think the three of us might go out to eat sometime. That'll be fun, since I didn't get to talk with his Dad a whole super lot. He did seem quite nice though, so I was glad for this. Now I've just got to meet his brother, and Bob's got to meet my family. This will of course mean a trip up north, but it could very well happen.
I came back home, talked a bit with Dad, and promptly washed my hair. I had waited 24 hours to do this, and it was ever so nice. Sure, I could have showered at bob's, but I don't have toiletries over there yet. this is when I learned that it takes me half the time to dry my hair than when it was half way down my back. Yes, common sense of course, but I'd not gotten my hair cut in like a year. This will change now though, because I like both the length that it's at, and the price I pay for the haircut.
I'd read two of the Golden Filly books over the weekend suggested by Dawn, and I liked them a lot. The only real issue that I have with the books though is the fact that when Trish, the protagonist of the books is working with the horses, she talks to them, and the author makes it seem like they actually listen. I'd like to see the steps that go in to the training for the horses for when they actually race. I'll finish the series of course, since they're light reads. Needed some lighter reading, since I've been reading suspense for the past couple months. Since the week of my birthday, to be exact.
Talked with Liz last night, and that was fun as always. Got to tell her all about the Royal thunder show, then we caught up on life, and shared stories. I'm so excited about her visiting whenever that happens to be. I'm sure everyone here will get along with her just fine. Perhaps after the visit, I can go to see her either later in the year, or sometime next year, since I haven't been to Arkansas since like 96. Ha.
today I found out via Jess that Royal Thunder is coming back on April 30. I'd been pretty tired all day, but when I'd checked my Facebook, and read that, all my energy came back. They're playing at a place I've never even heard of, but the show will be fun regardless. I told bob that I wasn't going to obsess about it for the next month and a half, and he said I most likely would. This is a challenge, and I will win it. Haha.
Not really a whole lot more to say at the moment, so I'll end this entry. Mercedes lackey and Anne Bishop need to be read with the quickness.
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2013-03-04 12:51 am

The Royal Thunder show.

Be prepared to read.
The Royal Thunder show in review. )
Hound Dogs was awesome, and I had leftovers, which gave me an excuse to use the pizza button on the microwave. LOL. I hope people actually read this, since I didn't write it for nothing.
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2013-02-19 12:52 am
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Valentines Day, and books.

My first Valentines Day with Bob was pretty awesome.
Valentines Day. )
Bob got tired, and left awhile later, and I went back to listening to music, since I'd gotten some new stuff, and wanted to check it out. My favorite of the new stuff thus far being Burlap Wolf King. he's a Country Blues artist, and is just awesome. I sent him a message on Facebook, telling him that I'd gotten his album, and he actually sent me his new EP for free for air play. I felt that I should have paid for it, but I won't complain about free. I'd like to talk with him more on Facebook, since he seems to be a pretty nice guy so far.
Back on the book front though I finished both "Delirium" and "Pandemonium" yesterday and today. They're young adult dystopian novels, and I liked them a lot. Not quite as well as the Matched trilogy but they were indeed captivating. Hopefully the commercial version will be available right when the print edition is out in March so that I don't have to wait a super long time to read it. BARD can be slow with such things. After all, Reached has been out since November, and it's still not on BARD. Luckily I'm getting it from the library as soon as the 7 people ahead of me are finished reading it, but still.

Not much else to say. Going to go back to reading Harry Potter. Also going to re-read the Harold’s of Valdemar series, I think. I should re-read the Black Jewels books since I’m getting a couple of those from the library too, but we'll see. Read those in text as well, so want to read the actual audio books. more soon.
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2013-01-29 11:00 pm

Wendell, and books.

Things are going all right here. Wendell was sick last week, but it's all on the mend now. She started puking pretty regularly on Tuesday and I couldn't figure out why. She wasn't puking food or bile or blood or anything, so i was confused. Thursday night we went over to Bob's and it got worse over there. I'd told Bob from the beginning that Wendell was pretty sick, but he still wanted us to come over. that was probably one of the longest nights ever, sleep wise. When Wendell wasn't getting sick though it was actually fun. We finished Freaks and Geeks, as well as having dinner with Bob's mom and her boyfriend. We went to Fiesta Jalisco where i'd not been in years. I briefly thought of both Kel and Moose. Luckily Wendell waited to get back to the house to do any of the getting sick, but I felt so bad for Bob when she was doing it. I also felt bad for her, and at about midnight, I made the decision to not give her any water. Wasn't because I didn't want her to drink, it was just she kept puking. It didn't work though. Every time both bob and I were going to sleep she'd wake us up.
The vet visit went well though. I was a tiny bit irritated since the receptionist that I like best thought we'd canceled, even though we hadn't, but when we saw Dr. Molar it all went quickly. Everything as far as Wendell checked out fine. Ears, stomach, mouth, heart, liver, lungs, glucose, electrolites everything else that could be checked for. I'm guessing that the sickness was a stomach bug, because now she's fine. i've still got to give her pills for a couple more days, so hopefully once she's off them everything will continue to stay normal. Was kind of funny though. I gave her the one pill the other night, and because I'd put too much peanut butter on the spoon, she was more interested in that than the pill. I finally got it down, but I guess sometimes canines are smarter than us humans.
Wendell stuff aside life has been good. I think that I'm starting to like suspense thrillers, and Mysteries a bit more than I used to. Liz suggested that I read the linda Castillo novels, and I enjoyed them. Helped that they took place here in Ohio, and Madelyn Buzzard read three of the four books. I liked that the books had the storyline having to do with the case, as well as a bit of a romance to them. They were more solving the cases than romance, but the bonus helped.
I also read three of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series novels by Sue Grafton both of which I enjoyed. Kinsey is indeed someone you don't want to mess with. She can also be funny as well, so this helps. I'm having a difficult time getting through the fourth book because it's not read by the same narrator, but if it ends up as good as the first two books I'll stick with it. BARD's got them all in Braille, so I can use the WinBT translator, and read them with the VW Kate voide that i'm fond of. Anything's better than reading with Eloquence at least in my humble opinion.
I've also gone back to reading the Elm Creek Quilts series which thankfully are read by the same narrator. i'm just so picky about this. I understand that one reader either commercially or via the NLS can't read every single book in every series. It just seems that it happens more with the NLS. Maybe I've just been lucky with the commercial books that I've read, and it's been quite a lot of them. it was all explained to me, but it doesn't mean that i've got to like it. Ha. Least the NLS is trying to add more of the commercial books, so hopefully this will speed up the process of getting newer books out quicker. I'm just glad that i've got alternative ways of getting reading material, like the public library.
I'm not sure what else to talk about, so I'll close this entry. Listening to BlindFunk's show, and I've got no idea if i want to play Death metal or Country on my show tomorrow. X T F M.
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2013-01-20 08:37 pm

Birthday stuff, part 2.

So, here's how the birthday and such happened.
Birthday happenings. )
Pizza will be ready soon, so I’m going to end this entry.