Sunday, January 20, 2008

The words you scribbled on the walls...

Sorry, I've been listening to A Favor House Atlantic by Coheed and Cambria like a bajillion times this week. It's just so catchy! So is Gravemakers and Gunslingers which me and Megan decided is Harry Dresden's theme song *nodnod*.

So...some stuff has happened since my last update. Don't worry, I handled things well. I haven't posted because I'm really tired after work, not because I became a depressed recluse XD. Nah, I've been working and it's been ok. My paychecks are pretty sweet and it looks like I may finally be able to save up some money on the side. Momma hopes I'll be able to buy a car by the time Animazement rolls around. I doubt that's gonna happen, but we'll see.

I had a new list of "Things I've Learned While Working At a Gas Station," but I forget what they were lol. Probably more to do with cigs and coffee. Nothing very exciting is going on there, though I did have this hella tall guy ask me to marry him the other day because I said I know how to make home made biscuits and gravy XD. Too bad I don't really like to cook lol.

Here's a quick runbye of other things:

Health front: I'm stuck at about 284lbs. That's not bad, not bad at all. But I need to work on my tummy some. So there will be some situps being done at some point. As soon as I find a place I can do them. I've started drinking water again (the reason I stopped is a LONG story) and that's helping a lot with some upset tummyness that I've been having. Good stuff, ya'll.

Creative front: I haven't touched my NaNovel. It kinda petered out. I did go back to the story I was working on before that, though. I'm on a new chapter, but things are going slow. Again, I'm really tired when I get home from work and I pretty much just sleep. I'm working on forceing myself to stay awake though. After all, my bedtime is 8pm. No joke, ya'll. I gotta wake up at 4am. Tonight is the exception because it was my day off and my schedule is a little messy because of that.

Hobby front: I still haven't read Proven Guilty. I bought the book...but I just can't bring myself to start it, knowing I'm going to get really into it and not want to sleep. I almost started it today, but I was distracted by something else- which brings me to:

Creative front, part II: I'm teaching myself to play guitar. For those of you who knew me then, you may remember that I've always wanted to play and tried to when I was in my early teens. Well that never worked out. My mom showed me some stuff, but it was really confusing and I didn't take in any of it. Last night was the final straw. I got tired of seeing song covers played by guys on guitar (on youtube). So, within like five minutes, I was searching information on how to read tabs. I can do that now and one of the reasons I've been listening to A Favor House Atlantic is because I've been practicing reading by listening to the song while looking at the tabs. I can keep up and that makes me a bit proud. Don't worry, I'm not trying to play it. I am trying to play The Reaping though. It's pretty simple- in fact, the most difficult part is the hammer ons you have to do and those are hard on an acoustic guitar, anyway. But yah...I can play the notes up until that part. There will be more practice tomorrow after I clean up the guitar I have (it was my mom's when she was learning. It still has it's original strings OMG), and tune it. Gotta find an online tuner. I can't do that crap by least not on something other than my clarinet.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Famblee Shame, Snowmen, and Things I Learn at the Gas Station

I'mma do this in the reverse order of my title. Because I can. STFU.

Things I've learned by working at a gas station:

- I like the smell of cigarettes and tobacco in general.
- People get pissed off over a penny when gas is concerned. God forbid they think I'm overcharging them two pennies. Sometimes I wish we had digital pumps.
- When you have to pee, and you work alone, 2500 people will decide they have to buy gas.
- I can't count.
- Everyone in town smokes Marlboros...cept like three people.
- People like lotto tickets, even though they don't win anything usualy.

That's it for now.

So as some of you may remember, it snowed a bunch last week (maybe it was longer, I can't remember) or so ago. I took pictures.

So other than that, we're going through some famblee shame at the moment. For those of you who live near me and went to my high school- the guy who was (until the other day) running the like detention classes was arrested for having sex with one of the students. This is famblee shame because he's my cousin. I don't mean like, we're sorta cousins- no we have the same last name. So now everyone in the COUNTY knows. Gee thanks, News 13. Now I can't go to work. Or leave the house.


Wednesday, January 02, 2008



*goes out and dances in the snow*

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

I didn't even so much as watch the ball drop at midnight. I said "Happy New Year" to the peeps on two sets of forums and that was it. After that I fed the dog and went to bed cuz I had to wake up at 4:30am. Why? Because I needed to be up, showered, and dressed in time to leave for work around 6:30am. Yah, that's right. I get to learn how to open today :D I work til 2pm, so today won't be too bad. Yesterday I learned how to use the register and, even though my tickets and stuff all added up right, I ended up $20 over at the end of the day. Better than being under lol! It was cool, though. The only downside is that I don't get to sit down...but I have a counter to lean against, so it's cool. Hopefully today I won't hit the wrong button on the register as much and I also won't take an hour to count all the stuff in my drawer.

Though my biggest concern today is falling asleep while standing up around noon. I can see it happening already. Normally I'd be fine on only 3-4 hours sleep, but I still haven't had a chance to fully recover from working at the spa Saturday and Sunday. We were hella busy and I killed my legs during those hours.