Friday, March 26, 2004

I THINK I'M GOING TO PUKE

I just checked my grades for winter quarter and I got a motherfucking incomplete in my english class. INCOMPLETE?! Granted, I am an idiot and made a grandiose mistake, but a fucking incomplete? I think a D is better than that! (I'm not sure, but you can bet your ass I'm checking on it.) I took english online and accidentally submitted a graded essay for my last essay (we had to submit a previously graded one that we had 'redone'. I mistakenly sent in the one that was graded and not fixed up) the prof sent me an email that alerted me to that but I didn't get the email until almost a week later. why? Because BCC feels the need to use the shittiest web system ever for it's online classes, and I didn't know I had new mail in my inbox because when I would sign on to the page NOTHING FUCKING SHOWED UP. NOTHING. I came upon the message by accident actually and promptly sent an apologetic email and the correct essay in. And now, I get an I? I would rather get a d I think, I DO NOT want to repeat this class, especially if I'm fucking paying for it. *sigh* I am seriously nauseated by this. Panicky, and want to cry. wow, happy friday.

In other news I spent last night fretting over the money we are going to spend on the wedding. Why oh why must I worry about it to the point of it ruining my mood? Aaron talked me down, but fuck man, I AM STRESSING OUT! I don't think there is a way out of the fact that to save money we are just going to have to do the food ourselves. This leaves me in a quandry about how much I need to buy. I have been buying spaghetti noodles every time we are at the grocery store, but how many packs do I need to get? Thus far, we have 292 people on the guest list, and actually I'm amending it today (adding some, taking off some) so that number will change. And actually, that number includes children... I'm trying to extimate the biggest possible number of attendees so I'll be prepared. Anyhoo, How many packages of spaghetti noodles will suffice? Anyone?

I saw on E! that Tom and Penelope have broken up. Awww, so sad. I agree with Julie Gianni in Vanilla Sky "she looks like a moth"... and I loathe all that is Tom Cruise anyway.

*sigh* did I mention I feel like vomiting?

I dreamt I was staying the night at a fellow journaler's home, (who I've never met in real life) a journaler in fact who I cannot fucking stand. But for whatever reason we were friends and as we were putting her children to bed, there were these big ass june bugs that were jumping and attacking us, and I was FREAKING OUT. Her hubby said that they were 'monster pin bugs' and they were native to the area they lived in. And then he said "yeah, sometimes they land in the open pots while we are cooking dinner, so then we have to have sugar cookies." WTF? Very disturbing dream.

THE FRIDAY FIVE (an old one, since there is none AGAIN this week.)

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not?

I am a receptionist/sales support person. It's a job I took out of convenience after my dad had his stroke, the job I had at the time was a big pain in the ass and also required me to be out of town for long periods of time, and beyond that it sucked a big fat one. I hated it. My best friend was leaving this job and looking for a replacement, so I went down, met the guys I would be working with, answered a couple of questions and got the job. Probably the easiest interview process ever. It's not a job I particularly feel fulfilled by, but it pays a decent wage, and the only thing I can complain about is Satchel... if he weren't here, it still might not be my dream job, but it would be damn near perfect. If I could change a few things about it, all I would change is Satchel's presence and maybe a couple more people in the office... women folk to be exact, sometimes this job can be kind of lonely. But I'm 15 minutes from home, they are so flexible with me when it comes to being sick or school... I couldn't ask for anything better in that respect. It really is a good place to work.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be?

I would love to work in television... whether it be in front of the camera or behind, that would be damn cool.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices?

My mom works for the county, has been there forever it seems. She was a temp for a long time and then was hired on full time, my sis also works there now. My dad has worked in many different fields, but before his stroke spent several years working as a driver whether it was for freight companies, or courtesy driving or whathave you. I think he probably enjoyed the courtesy driving jobs the best, where he would pick up people for doctor's appointments etc, a lot of the time the people were disabled or elderly etc.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family?

No. Nor would I. I am not much of a career maven... don't give a shit. If it were possible, I would totally be a stay at home mom and take my time with school; but that's probably not in the cards at this point, which is ok. That's why I am going into education, because though it isn't a field where I will be making bank, it is a field I think I'll enjoy and that's more important in the long run.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why?

The easiest? I'm not really sure... all jobs have there high points and low points. I guess my job is pretty damn easy... reception jobs in general don't require (sp?) a ton of skills... actually I think the easiest would probably be telemarketer. Or bag boy at a grocery store. The hardest? I think anything dealing with numbers... realtor, stock broker... engineer... I don't think any of those jobs would be a walk in the park.



Heather's niece Eden, she looks uncannily like her cousin Gerry at this age.



Um, I just need a couple of these...



Now I am so voluptuous!



if you look hard, all three cats are visible in this pic



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