Wednesday, August 30, 2006

How dare you complain to me?

Wow. Did any of you college graduates laugh when I mentioned Ithought I would have more time to blog once school started? If you did I am bitter your didn't correct my nievetes. Really...

As you can tell from the date of my last post its two weeks into school and I am well on my way to a nervous breakdown. I have no time to myself. None. REally. I think I have been wondering what the hell I've gotten myseld into in the last few weeks.

Don't get me wrong, I love school and I am delighted to be back, but the *work*. Its week two and I've already had two tests. And tomorrow? I've got three tests and a 3 page paper due. This on top of 35 hours work a week and trying to cram in "me" time, "me and Beloved" time and "me and everyone else I know" time. My Gran's even stopped nagging me about calling my mom because I've barely got time to take calls....

on the other hand I have an "a" in all my classes thus far, including the ones I've already had tests in. [note to brag on, I have a 100+% in my religion class because I got bonus points on our first test, which, I migh add, was incredibly difficult. I was delighted I got a decent grade I was sure I had gotten an 85 or so, which is obviously unacceptable]

In work news, well, there is no news. I am still the darling of the store, and was [rumor has it] being considered for a management postition that came open, and was passed over for a person with more senority, which is a good thing, since I have only been there 7 months and I don't have time to worry about bossing other people around, I can barely keep myself on track.

Shrugs dyed his har [well, whats left of it, anyway] from red to navy blue. Rogue is [again] less than thrilled. I was wrong. ITs not growing on her. At all. I think the constant color change is freakign her out. Icalled her the other night and told her Ihad dyed my hair while I was studying and she freaked out. It took her a minute to realize I only dye my hair black [yes, I got rid of the red high lights] and I like my job, and hence will not be putting anything odd in it.

And that's life, unless youre dying to know what I am learning about in school , in which case I will be ldelighted to tell you about the geography and climate of ancient mesopotamia and explain why humans have language and animals merely communicate....

Classes, for the record:

Religion 101 - History and Literature of the Old Testament
Sociology 150 - introduction to society
English 256 - Into to linguistics
Political Science 110 - American Government and Constitution
French 101 - ths is self explanatory

Love you all, I'll try to visit next time I am at a terminal....

Monday, August 14, 2006

If I seem Bleak

Hi everyone.

Life update? School starts in a week. Beloved was sick and is going to be better soon, I hope. Work is crazy and our kitchen manager told me I am "one of the best servers her's ever seen. Period" which is a huge compliment because he hates everyone.

Beloved and I are getting on well. WE went to the fair a few eeks ago and that was fun. WE are going out of town this weekend and spending some time together before school starts and we don't see each other for four months. Her mom was in a car accident and she's a little stressed over it, I think, [well, I know] but I am trying my best to keep her up and happy. She's such a good lady, I want to treat her well.

Rogue and I are still on good terms. Good kid. Although I think people at work are beginning to think that there's "something going on" which is rediculous since they think *she's* the lesbian. Boy, have they got it backwards, eh? *And* she's dating a guy that we work with [who incidentally cut all his hair off into a mohawk last week and dyed it bright red - I love it] Pet My Hair, our manager, who does know about me, and her, thinks somethign is going on anyway and not because of me but because of Rogue. She thinks she's "confused". I told her its crap. I wouldn't take advantage of her nievete, even if I were s ingle, and she were gay. But she's not. Why can't people honestly see there is such a thing as friendship without sex? Ugh.

I've gotten some new music to listen to, again, and I'm rather enjoying th change of pace. Its young person pop and R&B but its worth a listen, at least once. Maybe I'll post a new album listing soon, tell you what I've got going in my player at the moment. Once I write them all down.

Alrighty, I saw this over at Swiss Toni's Place [congrats again, sweetie!] and I thought I would give it a go. As he mentioned, its, you know the drill....

What's a great late night song?
Missing, Everything But the Girl

Name 5-10 wistful/bittersweet songs:
[Can I say] Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve [without sounding silly?]
Loom, Ani Difranco
Hate Me, Blue October
I Can't Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

The 4 Best Songs Ever Written:
Oh. I hate Picking...Um...

Hotel California, The Eagles
Hurt, [As Preformed by Johnny Cash] written by NIN
Lithium, Nirvana
Something by the Smiths, definately...I love everything they've written.

3 Current Favorite Songs:

Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado [stop laughing]
Out of Range, Ani DiFranco
Crazy Bitch, Buck Cherry

Classic Early Evening Drinking Music:
Tubthumping, Chumbuwumba
Tipsy, JKWON

3 All Time Faves That Never Get Old To You:
Hotel California, THe Eagles [suprise]
Both Hands, Ani Difranco
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana

Song You Want To (or did) Play At Your Wedding
Breathe, Faith Hill
My Lover, Melissa Etheridge

4 Records You Really Dug from 2005:
I honestly dont keep track of that sort of thing. Um, In 2005 I liked, uh, Fallout Boy. I liked Green Day. I liked...I have no idea...

Favorite Records From This Year So Far:
I'm coping out.

Good Angry Songs:
Gravel, Ani DiFranco
Coming Undone, Korn
Sweet Dreams [are made of this], Marilyn Manson

One of Your Favorite Lyrics:
"Don't even bother trying to say something clever, clever is as clever does, no matter what it says" Deep Dish, ANi DiFranco. [I think I like her....]

5 Cover Songs Arguably Better Than the Original:
Its My life, No Doubt
Hurt, Johnny Cash [I agree Swiss]
American Woman, Lenny Kravitz

Great Dance Song You Maybe Never Realized Was a Great Dance Song Back in the Day:
I always hated anything by Madonna, I can dance to her now....

Good Albums To Workout To:
Notorious KIM, Lil' Kim. [I like to be angry when I sweat]

Good Album to Clean The House To:
Barry Manilow's greatest hits...mellow and lovely.

Good Dining Music:
As a waitress I can honestly say the best is unobtrusive blah music. Enya, maybe?

Good Album To Have Sex To:
haha. What kind of sex? I'll pick two....
Closer, NIN
Keith Sweat, Keith Sweat

A Good Album To Put You In the Mood (that is NOT Sade, Marvin Gaye or Barry White):
See above

Good Album To Sleep To:
I like Enigma...Sadness PArt 1 Especially....

.5 Good Rock Songs That You Can Dance To: [I'm calling pop rock here, because I think of rock, I think of hard rock, and I dont dance to that]
I Bet You Look Good on The Dance Floor, Arctic Monkeys
Lady Marmalade, from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
Anything by Missy Elliot, like...Get Ur Freak On
Turn Out the Lights, Nelly Furtado
Going Down, Jung Jock

Song That Is Too Damn Sad.
Oh, fuck. Um, Champagne Supernova screws with me pretty bad [Oasis]

Great Love Song:
I Swear, All 4 one

An Album Full of Tenderness:
Bonnie Raitt, Luck of the Draw

Song To An Ex That Isn't Meanspirited:
Um, I don't know any of these, really. Maybe its because I'm meanspirited.

Song To An Ex That Is Kinda Meanspirited:
Gravel, Ani Difranco

Song to Listen to While in The Country Looking at Stars:
I love you, Always forever - Donna Lewis

Song to lose your Mind to:
The new Shakira song makes me feel like I'm loosing my mind, but I don't think that's what you asked. Um, Ani again...Swan Dive.

Song To Cry In Your Pillow to:
Weekend in New ENgland, Barry Manilow

Songs That Make You Feel Amped and Inspired:
BElieve, Cher [bite me]

Great Semi-Obscure B-side:

Song That Makes You Miss Your Mum:
I never miss my mum. Cause I am terrible.

That's Baby Makin' Music (No, Really):
Barry White, Hands down.

Criminally Underrated Band That Didn't Get Attention and Then Broke Up:
Uh? I liked Evanescence, but they got attention. They just still broke up.

Best Fuck You I Am a Teenager in Pain Song:
I agree with Swiss here, too. Sugar We're Going Down, Fallout Bot OR [as Yoko pointed out] There for You, Flyleaf

Feel No Shame: Great Current Pop Songs:
Promiscous, Nelly Furtado
I'm In Love with a Stripper, T-PAIN
Going Down, JKwan

Album No One Would Expect You To Love:
Erm, [so this would mean a good one for a change, yeah? haha]
I think most people are surpised I like BArry Manilow. I own several of his albums on LP - his greatest hits are my fav though.

Album No One Would Expect You To Dislike:
Mariah Carey [hate that bitch]

Album No One Would Expect You To Really Know:
??? I know everything...*innocent* guys tell me, what do you think I don't know.

Emo Album You Actually Like:
Fallout Boy, Under the Cork Tree

Good, But Overrated Cause Of Indie Revisionism:
I don't get much indie music....

5 Desert Island Discs off the top of your head (30 sec clock):
Eagles, Best of
Living in Clip, Ani Difranco
Best of Fleetwood Mac
100 years or Rock [Sony records]

3 Contemporary Artists That Were Your Faves 10 Years Ago:
wow. Ten years....I dont think I was listening to anything but the radio 10 years ago. I was 15.

Music That Makes You Feel Sophisticated:

Fave Electronic Record You Own:
Living in Clip, Ani Difranco

Fave Hip-Hop Record You Own:
Rapper Turnt Singa, TPain

Hip-Hop Song You Know All the Lyrics Too:
All the lyrics? Jeez....What about most the lyrics? Oh- Okay....For My PPL, Missy Elliot

Random Album You Loved In High School But Are Afraid To Admit It:
The Sign, Ace of Base

Album You May Have Listened To More In Highschool than Any Other Album:
Americana, The Offspring

If You Could Enter A Wrestling Ring to a Song It Would Be:
How Many Licks, Little Kim

Album To Clear A Room With:
Again, Mariah Carey. Anything by her.