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July 17th, 2008 (11:55 am)

Things in my life have gotten super weird lately.

Work has been fun, I even got a raise a few days ago! That obviously made me super happy. Also, I have a ton of hours which is always a plus because I get more money to save up for a car.

Unfortunately, I had a little scuffle with the sun yesterday and I came out the loser. I am now as red as a beet. I really hate it because I adore having pale skin.

My cousin is in Spain and I miss her to death. She really is the person who I can tell anything to and still be respected. Not that I have done anything that would make people not respect me, but still.

Oh, and you're probably wondering why my life is super weird lately. I really would love to say, but I can't do stuff like that over the internet. Not because I don't trust my lj friends, but I can't have anyone see that I actually know in RL. Just the other day my mom hacked into my facebook and myspace and tried to dig dirt up on me. Fortunately there is none to speak of, but for all she knew I was drinking every weekend and seeing men I don't know. However, it really hurt me that she would think I would do stuff like that. Contrary to what she thinks, I do not lie to her.

Anyways, I have some stuff I have to do before the weekend so I will update soon! Love to you all!

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July 9th, 2008 (01:00 am)

Wow, I really need to update less sporadically.

Work is good, life is good. I don't have as many hours as I would like, but oh well. The only really upsetting thing is that my manager was going to let me close next week, giving me responsibility and the feeling of self-fulfillment. Well, the district manager said she just plain didn't trust me based on one incident where a customer flipped out on me and I didn't "diffuse the situation". What I really did was get yelled at and then receive a payment for a late fee. The district manager got in my face and was angry that I didn't just take off the late fee. The guy had his wallet out, was I seriously supposed to reward him when he called me a crook?

Ah well, maybe it's for the best. Anyways, enough of work. I am currently at a friend's house making sure all her animals are taken care of. I hadn't slept in three days until yesterday. Yikes, house sitting is hard work when the animals wake you up every hour on the hour.

My cousin, who is my best friend, left for Spain this morning for the summer. That's really sad news because she and I hang out practically everyday. It's a good opportunity for her though.

Oh, and I discovered online shopping! I recently bought this dress:

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June 30th, 2008 (11:32 am)

Once again, I am lax in my posting and updating. Sorry, I had 40 hours this week at work and I'm slightly exhausted.

However, I got good news yesterday! I made over a hundred dollars in commission at work this month! I could not believer it when I saw that much money next to my name. Who knew I was a saleswoman?

Anyways, I love being able to drive, though I'm still not trusted with the car enough to go on the Thruway. Its fine though, as long as I can get to work everything will work out.

I've actually started shopping off the internet. I guess going to malls isn't enough if I want to blow all the cash I made this month. I seriously spent around $200 at the mall last week, 30 dollars alone on TEA. Yes, you read that right. That much money for a canister of tea. It's delicious, of course (it better be for that much), but I get serious buyer's remorse.

All right, today is my only day off this week and I have some errands to run, so I will update soon I hope! Big hugs to all!

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June 21st, 2008 (07:33 pm)

I made two very stupid mistakes yesterday, in rapid succession. I went into work to drop of a movie at noon and ended up staying until 6:30. The only thing is, I was supposed to help my dad get home from the hospital after he had a procedure done and then I had plans to hang out with my cousin. They both called me and I felt so awful. I left work to go get my dad of course, but I was super late and I really don't know how to atone with my cousin. She was so disappointed. I'm really stupid sometimes :(

On the bright side though, I had a very good week! Next week I work 40 hours (yikes!) but I'll be glad to do it. I actually like being at work more than having nothing to do at home, which is often the case while I'm there.

So anyway, I just realized this morning that I haven't read a book since school ended. I've been watching movies like crazy (one of the benefits of getting free movies at your video store), but as for reading, I just haven't had time. I really should make time, of course, but I'm not sure if I can invest it in anything besides a really good book. I've got a couple in mind, so I need a favor. If you have read any of the books I mention, please tell me if they're good!

Summer Books:

The Thirteenth Tale
Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
The Faery Teachings
The Time Machine
Dark Birthright

I also want to re-read the Harry Potter books. Yes, all of them. I need more magic in my life.

Love to you all, hopefully my week and yours will bring everything we hope for!

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June 15th, 2008 (01:58 pm)

Oh wow, a lot has happened now that I've got my license!

For the past week I have been driving to and from work, which makes me so proud of myself. I don't have to rely on my parents for rides anymore, and that makes me feel great.

The farthest I have ever driven was on the thruway today, but I did a good job and my mom has a lot more confidence in me. I did drive kind of erratically yesterday because I didn't really know where I was, but I didn't completely end up in a ditch so I think I should get some credit for that! *snickers*

I worked every day this week. It was tiring, but awesome because of how well I'm doing. I love the people I work with, the people I help, and even the work itself at times. Also, I'm getting more responsibility, so that's nice.

Yesterday my friend Dawn had her birthday party and I had such a great time. I even got to hold her snake and now I really want one. I know a lot of people are afraid of snakes, but I find them to be fascinating creatures. As long as they're not poisonous, I have no problem!

It's been really hot so I haven't been eating much. Still, that means I've been losing weight like crazy and I'm the thinnest I've been in 4 years. That makes me feel so good, but I also know that I have to be careful and not let it get to my head. I'm supposed to learn how to eat right, not just lose weight like crazy. I need to get in shape desperately. I've been going on nice long walks and practicing archery, but I feel like I should join a gym. Now that I have a license maybe I can join a really good one!

Anyway, I hope you all have a great week! Thank you so much for the support and warm wishes...you are all lovely people!

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June 9th, 2008 (11:05 am)

I just got my driver's license!

Now my life can finally start being awesome!

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June 2nd, 2008 (08:56 pm)

Yet again, I've gone for too long without an update! I am okay, just very busy with work. I hope no one thinks I've been ignoring them!

Anyway, on to the update! I worked 30 hours last week, so needless to say I didn't get to do much else. It's weird, when I'm not working I feel unproductive. I'm actually getting even more hours this week because someone is being let go at work. Yikes, now they're training me how to open and close and I'm nervous! So much responsibility...

I finally got my grades, and they're great! 2 A's, 2 A-'s, a B, and a B+. I was quite proud of myself. I also got so much in commission last month that I get free rentals this month, which is pretty awesome. I like getting things for free if I've earned them :D

I have so much to do this month it's ridiculous! I only just realized that it was June, so I'm pretty behind with everything. However, I will be around still so if there's anything you all want to talk about I'll be approachable! Have a great rest week, my lovelies!

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May 20th, 2008 (12:53 pm)

Yeah, I fail at life for not updating when I said I would. Sorry :(

Anyway, I went to Ithaca to visit my one friend with my gals, so that was inevitably fun!

We went salsa dancing and hiked up some waterfalls, for a brief summation of the trip.

I also went swimming in Cayuga Lake, which was beyond frigid! I look so red in all of the pictures, it's hilarious! Of course I forgot my own camera, so my friends had to take the pics.

Anyway, I only had ten hours of work last week, but on Sunday I got a big surprise. The assistant manager is going to train me how to open and close the store, which is a big step ahead. My manager and assistant manager also decided at our meeting to tell me in front of everyone that our store is doing so well because of me. I almost died, I was so embarrassed! I don't take praise well, especially when lots of people can hear it. I was afraid they'd all jump me in the parking lot!

Ah well, I'm glad I'm doing so great at this job. I'm so happy people are noticing my hard work.

I still don't know my grades yet. *goes to check the mailbox* Nope, I still don't.

I hope you are all doing well, I just wanted to do a quick update so you didn't think I had died! I know some of you are worried about certain aspects of your life, so if any of you want to talk about anything, please let me know! Have a great week!

PS. Iron Man was awesome

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May 12th, 2008 (01:00 pm)

Well, I'm off to Ithaca for the weekend with some friends, so I may be scarce. I will update on the awesomeness of the trip when I get back!

Lots of stuff has been happening, mostly work related. For one thing, I got a raise! Not only a raise, but a substantial one at that (50 cents more an hour). I was so happy when I found out, I'm so glad they all appreciate my hard work.

I really hate packing. I worked until midnight last night, so I didn't have a chance to. I did a rush job this morning, and I just know I forgot something important because I always do. Ah well...

My mom had a great mother's day! It was sad that I had to work part of it, but the part that I did get to spend with her was fun. We went to buy her some flowers in the country and went down to the lake where there was the loveliest vintage shop. I bought far too much there, though, including a necklace for me. My bank account is going to hurt this week, what with the shopping and the trip. I'll just have to economize for next week...yeah, probably not going to happen.

Anyway, I hope I get to talk to you all soon! Expect an update in a couple of days!

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May 7th, 2008 (11:37 am)

I am officially done with school! YAY!!!

I think I aced my exams, but I might have to wait until I see the final grades before I start celebrating. Despite all my complaints, I did have a nice semester. Again, the final grades might make me reconsider that previous statement, but the Fantasy Lit class that I took was pretty awesome regardless if I did well or not.

Lately I haven't been able to figure out what to do with myself. It's really weird, if I'm not at work or school I mope around the house. I started doing archery in my yard to blow off some steam and it turns out I'm actually pretty good at it. Another thing I've started doing is writing a lot more often. Considering that I want to make a career out of writing, it really is a good idea that I do more of it. I just haven't had time this semester, but now that it's over with I can finally concentrate on other aspects of my life.

Something really freaky happened yesterday. I was just sitting in my living room by the window when a huge hawk swooped down and killed a mourning dove outside. I have never seen an animal really kill another one in person so I was stunned for a second. When I went outside there were feathers everywhere. I know hawks have to eat, but I still felt sad for the dove. See, this is why I'm not a vet like I originally planned, because anytime an animal is hurt it really makes me upset. Obviously being an animal doctor would make me a little uncomfortable to say the least. It was bad enough when I worked at the local animal shelter and saw all those poor animals without homes.

Anyway, my week has been kind of slow but I thought I'd update anyway to make sure you all know that I'm thinking of you! Have a great rest of the week, my lovelies!