Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Ooo, the kitten is still very very sick. Really, this has ceased to be amusing entirely. And I think my fever just spiked back up again. Ugh! I've got so much to do, I can't be sick!

On a slightly more positive note, I got half of my Christmas present from my boyfriend. Lovely little number from Victoria's. It's spiffy...a bit tighter than usual (although I may just be picking up weight, I dunno), and it has a thong (generally I don't like thongs, but what the hell, he's seen it all already anyway!)...but I really do like it alot. I've been realizing recently that my collection of sexy lingerie is growing at an alarming rate and I really must begin thinking about where I'm going to put it all when I move home (and thus it can't be found by anyone).

Ugh, and now back to your regularly scheduled whining. I'm going to have to drag myself to class now. I fell asleep during my first class this morning. Damn cough medicine with codine!

Monday, January 28, 2002

Yuck, yuck, yuck! Alright, so I'm still fairly sick with the flu. And today I finally got my package that I ordered from Victoria's Secret and have been excitedly awaiting...and it was completely ugly on me. Like seriously. Not just unattractive, or unflattering...downright ugly. That did not make me a happy girl. Not at all. So now that'll have to be sent back tomorrow, because I'm certainly not keeping it. *sigh*

Saturday, January 26, 2002

Ooo, I hurt. It seems that this flu has finally decided to incapacitate me. I hardly got anything done today because I simply finally gave up. Holley and I went shopping this morning, and after brunch, I just felt so bad that I couldn't handle doing anything else at all. So I slept all afternoon, alternatingly freezing and burning up. I want somebody to come take care of me for a while.

Friday, January 25, 2002

*coughs*

Hello. *cough cough cough*

Alright, that was my attempt to spread this icky cold I've got. Somehow I doubt that coughing over the internet will work. And if you're my friend and I like you, then those coughs weren't for you...they were meant for those leaving those stupid advertisment messages in my guestbook that I just can't be bothered to get rid of. *sneeze* Excuse me.

Anyway, so tonight I've decided to do absolutely nothing because I'm sick. I'm getting up early tomorrow so that Holley and I can go shopping and still be able to get work done during the rest of the day. But tonight I just don't feel like doing anything. And with the stress of this week, I think I deserve an evening that's really off. Now ok, I know I sorta took last night off too (we saw The Mothman Prophecies...which I thought sucked, by the way), but yesterday and today were crazy and I think that means I deserve another day off.

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Wow, I know now that I'm probably gonna become one of those yoga people. We just had our first class tonight, and I absolutely loved it. I'm so very awake now, I do feel alot better. It's really nice. I wish I could afford to take it twice a week! Just don't really have the time though.

Sunday, January 20, 2002

I'm a little bit afraid of today. I've talked to two people so far this morning, and things haven't been particularly pleasant for them. I'm just worried for the quality of the day in general.

Saturday, January 19, 2002

I've been such a bum today. Which, shouldn't be suprising since it was a Saturday. I really should have gotten more done by now though. But I didn't. I basically just sat around, I'm pretty sure my brain simply shut down. Nothing was going in, nothing was coming out. However, I can't afford to do that tomorrow. I've got reading to do (although I'm gonna try to go do some of it now), and a paper that I really should write (even though it isn't due until Wednesday). And I'm gonna make a quick trip to Target (I need a new Britta filter and a yoga mat) and Food Lion (I've got a hankering for hamburgers). And Holley and I are gonna do laundry. Laundry is very important.

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Ya know, I looked good today. That sounds terribly conceited, but I actually felt like I looked really cute today. My friend Holley even complimented me on how good my hair looked. So it's all good!

I've discovered that Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to become my "hell days" (as a friend of mine puts it). Class from 9:30-2:30 with barely half an hour for lunch, and then straight off to work on Thursdays, and straight off to my therapy session on Tuesdays (and then possibly on to work right after that too). It's absolutely insane, but that's what I get for taking 18 hours. Oh, and I still don't have the books for one of my classes! I've gotta go yell at someone about that tomorrow...I would have done it today, but there was just no way I could fit anything else into my schedule. I didn't even get home from work until after 4pm today. *sigh* Anyway, I guess I never asked for life to be easy and simple and everything. But ya know, it's really not so bad. Holley and I were talking about it at dinner tonight, and she said that she'd never seen me look so happy and so content. That even during my lowest stress times as an engineer, I'd never looked as relaxed as I look now, even if I am taking more classes and having more demands on my time. And I think that definately says something about the decision that I made to change my major. Yeah, it was a big decision, especially at this point in time. But it was something that I needed to do, because I just wasn't happy with what I was doing. I was miserable inside, and it was killing me. Now I've got alot of classes, but for the first time, I'm really enjoying them. They're exciting and intellectually stimulating, and really just fun too. I actually look forward to almost all of my classes because I know that I won't be behind, or feel stupid, or feel like everyone else is understanding and I'm not. And I don't have to spend hours and hours and hours working on the same problem over and over again and still not getting an answer that works. I feel like I can enjoy what's going on. And yeah, I'm scared. Doing this is a big step for me...I'm taking a chance, doing something that I don't know for sure will be really "stable" in the furture. I don't have the same sense of security that I had before...but at the same time, at least I know I'm doing something that I'm good at and that I enjoy. And I can't help but hope that it means that somehow it will all work out, and that if this is what I'm supposed to be doing, then I'll be sucessful in it somehow.

Overall, life is pretty good these days.

Monday, January 14, 2002

So, I colored my hair. Yep, I went and colored my hair.

It turned out suprisingly well actually. The color is fairly even. It's a bit more orange that I think I like, and it's not as striking as I'd hoped. But overall, it really does look fairly good. I'm rather pleased with it.
Task for the day: Become a redhead.

That's right, you guessed it. I got up yesterday with this extreme desire to stop messing around and just do it. To dye my hair red and see what would happen. So, I went to a source who hasn't given me bad advice yet, and who I trust implicitly. And I asked for her opinion on it...and after a significant discussion, I've decided to just give it a shot. Certainly not a permanent color, goodness knows I don't want it to look terrible, and then have to worry about the color being awful if we go to visit the boy's parents in two months. In fact, I really do want to have my real/normal hair color for that particular outing. But I figure I've got more than enough time to try on a new, semi-permanent color before I have to worry about then.

So, to that end, I'm going to pick up a box of color on my way home from work...throw caution to the wind...and give it a shot! Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2002

So I don't have anything terribly exciting to say tonight. I'm more than a bit edgy this evening, and I don't know why. Since nobody wants to hang out or do anything tonight, I'm just sitting here listening to the new compilation CD I picked up today. They were handing them out for free in the student center. The music seems ok, I don't know that I'm overly fond of it thus far, but it was free, so I can't complain. Anyway, I'm trying to decide whether I should take a pottery class or some other form of art class, or whether I should take yoga. It's gonna cost me $65 either way...so I dunno which one I should take. I'm leaning toward the yoga simply because it would be healthier for me. I just dunno, especially since I've still gotta buy books for another one of my classes. But I do want to take the yoga...we shall see, I guess.

Friday, January 11, 2002

Aaaahhhhhh! Frrrrreeezing! Oh my gosh! About the time I decide to wear a skirt to class, and neglect to wear a coat (cause hey, the class is on the second floor of my dorm, I don't need a coat to go downstairs), we have a fire alarm and they evacuate the building. So we spend the last 20 minutes of class OUTSIDE in the cold. I am sooooo cold right now. The only redeeming factor is that I did decide to put on socks this morning (even though you don't need fuzzy short socks with knee high boots), so while my feet are cold, at least I didn't get frostbite.

Wednesday, January 09, 2002

So, my first day of classes is over again. I'm moderately pleased with things thus far, but we shall have to see, and I need to see how that human sexuality class is gonna fit into the grand scheme of things now.

Half an hour ago, my friend called and woke me up from a nap I really hadn't felt the need to take. She asked if I wanted to go to dinner and then to a new bible study-ish type thing we're going to start going to this semester. I told her no. And I have no idea why! It's not like I have anything to do tonight, I should have gone. Ah well, maybe I'm just taking a moment to be anti-social. I'll go to dinner with her tomorrow, and we'll go to bible study next week.
Eh, maybe this 8am class isn't going to be so bad. My prof seems cool, and the best part is that the class is being held in the second-floor classroom of my dorm! I don't even have to leave the building. Now that right there is way too cool. :)

Thus far, the only non-alright part of my morning was that once again there was no hot water in the shower. While my boy would have loved it, I wasn't so thrilled with being frozen to death.

Monday, January 07, 2002

Wow, I've been away for a long time, haven't I? Well, belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to anybody who happens to be reading this. I fully intended to update this while I was at home for break, but that didn't happen. However, the lack of entries were not entirely my fault. Our computer at home is a complete piece of crap, and simply refused to run practically the entire time. I managed to get online to fix the registration for my classes, and check my email twice, but that was all it would allow. After a few early shouting matches with it, I realized that it wasn't going to get any better and that there was just nothing I could do about the situation, so I accepted defeat with as much grace as possible under the circumstances.

So, at any rate, how was your holiday season? Hopefully it was lovely, and profitable, and not overly stressful, etc. Mine was actually fairly decent. A few moments of extreme stress and tension, but nobody got killed, there were no thrown fruit cakes or jean jackets with rivets this year. So to me, that's a fairly decent holiday. I got some pretty spiffy stuff and then I bought some more spiffy stuff after Christmas. And, of course, I'm highly excited because of the Semi-Annual Sale and Clearence at Victoria's right now. I stopped at the mall on the way back today and ended up getting just two bras and one pair of panties. However, one of the bras is being returned because the strap is attached backwards. So I'm going shopping again tomorrow! :)

And that's about all I have to say at the moment. I'm a bit tired.