Monday, December 29, 2003


where does the time go??

all of a sudden christmas has come and gone, and now it's creeping up on new years and yet again we (me & the high school buddies) have no concrete plans for new years eve. some things never change. ;-)

i've been having fun playing with the best present ever, and i'm still cleaning up after the party i threw saturday - my annual holiday party. the last one was a bit of a dud (everyone was sick), and last year we couldn't nail down a date that everyone could do, so no party. this year, however, was fab, we ate tons of food, traded gifts, played games, sang songs, and ground some chocolate into my couch. ;-) but all ended well and we had a great time. who knows, we might even break a record for my little house and have two parties here in one week. we'll see what happens on the 31st!

good news on teh job front, too - my boss told me today that i'm one of the seasonals they want to keep on after the first of the year. this is great news becasue i am quickly running out of money! i'll only be part time, but i'm gonna file for unemplyment and that will hopefully help pay for some of the bills. and you know, it's really nice to have a job that i don't DREAD going to every morning, so hanging on to it for a while longer will be cool. plus, i have a little crush on one of the other seasonals, and i'm hoping he's staying on after new year's too. i still don't know his last name or how old he is, so i could use a little more time to work on it :-)

Monday, December 15, 2003

i carry your heart

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

- e.e. cummings

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

dear lexus,

your advertizing team should be shot.

or at least fired.

your 'decemebr to remeber' commercials are the most asenine thing i've ever seen, not to mention the single most annoying holiday commercial ever. you know, the one where, like, the dog comes up and there's a key around it's neck, and then there's a lexus in the snowy driveway with a gigantic red bow on it. i mean, COME ON, PEOPLE! a car as a gift would be a nice thing, but not very many people would go out and buy a car without discussing it with their sig. other or something. i dont' know if it's that assumption that pisses me off more or the giant fucking red bow.

< /rant >

Saturday, December 6, 2003

newness all around!

i started my new job yesterday, and it was 8 hours filled with smiling too much (face still hurts, ow), repeating the same phrases over and over (how are you today? did you find everything you were looking for? credit or debit?), and really, really sore feet.

and i loved every minute of it!!

i've never worked for such a big place before - the store is really really big and there are something like 25 or 30 people that work there. i've already met a few super nice people, a guy who doesn't cashier but offered to answer any questions i had, a girl who has been there longer than me and is annoyed that i got to learn the register on my first day when no one has trained her yet, and all the managers are so cool and don't get annoyed when i interrupt them with really stupid questions.

the thing i hated the most about my old job was the sales, and thankfully there's none of that pressure now. just ringing things up and taking people's money. ;-)

obviously i have a new design. i was so excited when i found that mermaid over at stock stash (link on the left... i'm lazy) that i had to make somethign with it immediately. ;-) my theory is that i used to post a lot when i had designs i loved (like strawberry shortcake). lately i've been making really lo-fi layouts, and they never kept my interest very long. i guess i just need color and pictures. ;-)

one final thought: while christmas shopping, please stay calm. the person ringing you up is not your personal punching bag, they are not going slow on purpose, maybe it is their first day! be nice to them - it will give you good karma.

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

but i am le tired.

no matter how many time i watch it, the end of the world always cracks me up.

notice the prevalent use of abreevs! plus, i like it when hawaii says 'w00t'. teehee!