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shouting at the brick wall [21 Jul 2008|09:06pm]
[ mood | expressive ]

I know no one is listening at this point but you know what talking to a brick wall is better than forgetting how to speak :P


So that job that I got a while ago, is turning out not to be a big bundle of awesomeness. It is money, but it is at this point about 55 hours a week. I work every single weekend at 8am both sat and sun, into the evening (6 or 7). My coworkers are all female and all crazy. My boss is not very good at controlling a group of females all cramped into a small 'office' space. But he and I seem to get along, and I actually kind of enjoy the nature of the work, and it's a place where you're allowed to be as weird as you want. My bicycle is treated like a first class citizen, I leave in the front downstairs in what is supposed to be the reception area and my boss envies me for biking to work.

Out of all the employees who haven't left yet, I am the only one determined to stay at this point. So I'm hoping to ride out the bad shit and get to a better place where I get to work in an office and make decent money without typical office bullshit. Maybe if I'm the only one that stays I can have whatever schedule I want when we're staffed up.

I am moving again... about 3 blocks away from my current apartment. This time, it is just me and the kitty, and maybe some roaches but I'm working on keeping that to a minimum. There has been much caulking and boric acid in the apartment which I do not yet live in and currently has not a bug to be seen. It's rather spacious, windows in every room, hardwood in the livingroom. I am happy. Only weary about the lack of privacy, it's downstairs and my kitchen and bathroom windows face the common pool area. Lots of college kids and otherwise montrose hipsters in this complex. Pool is really nice though, 8 ft deep!

I've been through another year of emotional ups and downs, lots of things have happened that I don't know if I've even wrote about here. My mother died in september (on september 11th, actually) minutes after I got a corneal abrasion from a dog when I was working at the dog daycare. Have had a few bikes stolen at inopportune times. Got a few paying website jobs, have another one actually waiting but I work too much to get started on it currently.

Since moving to montrose I've gone to warehouse parties dressed like a zombie, gone dancing and danced my self exhausted more than once, gone biking in the middle of the night alone, with friends, and with a group, explored trainyards, spent hours upon hours in the connected bayou parks biking and exploring, have done some painting and other projects, have bought a lot of clothes that I like (largely from local thrift shops) which includes a lot of skirts, have dressed up on several occasions (and gone out) on par with pictures I used to take in my room all alone, have taken a few road trips to places with actual terrain up to and including mountains on the mexican border, and smoked a lot of weed.

I also have next to no friends, including on the internets. All avenues of online socializing are pretty much dried up to me, and I find in montrose there are so many 'cool' people and so many COOL places, I end up just going somewhere cool alone or with one out of maybe three people I ever hang out with. Overall, am I 'happier'? Not really sure, but I'm moving along.


I just want to know [05 Jun 2008|05:42am]
[ mood | hungry ]

WHY anyone would throw away more than half of a very large, very fresh muffin, in a folded paper bag, on the kitchen counter. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD THINK THAT THAT IS TRASH?

My roommate, apparently.

hungrycat is sadcat. D:

Btw, life is good.


jobs, office chairs, and shiny things [24 Apr 2008|08:42pm]
[ mood | blank ]

I got a new job!

As in, I found a better job and quit the job I had before at the bakery.

That place is really kind of going to hell anyway. Their success is pulling them along quicker than they naturally should go, I think, and they have no resistance when it comes to more money.

The new job is an office type job, though without a lot of the normal office bullshit, both positive and negative. It's a company that schedules and organizes real estate activities, showings, inspections, etc. I'm the phone csr that picks up and helps real estate agents, home owners, inspectors, etc with various parts of the process. The company is relatively new, they're understaffed and have no benefits, but they're growing pretty steadily. The boss is a genuinely nice guy who deals with employees on an equal level. From what I've seen in two days of training, I'll be owning that job in a few weeks, and the only thing will be how long it takes to naturally learn how EVERYTHING, including all the small stuff that only pops up now and then but can make a huge difference, works. Some of my coworkers and nice and some are indifferent, but no one seems to have any malicious intent. All female, and all but one or two within my age bracket.

Anyway... so yeah, it's pretty cool. The training is kind of mind numbing, it involves a lot of repetition. I still haven't gotten one of the nice comfy chairs. Yesterday I had the one with the broken back that has a hard pointy thing that sticks into you if you lean back, and today I got a plastic lawn chair which was more comfortable, but I'll be thrilled when I get the fully operational office chair like I'm sitting in now. This thing is so awesome, if I didn't spend so much time at the computer at home I might consider taking this one to work so I could sit in it, haha.

Other stuff has been going on of course but the internet is less the shiny dangling object that it used to be. I'd write more now but I have a feeling no one will read this if I do that, not to mention that this might not get read by anyone anyway, lol. Though, I don't blame people too much for not paying attention anymore, I've been pretty silent for a while.


died in a blogging accident [13 Jan 2008|11:45pm]
[ mood | risky ]

xkcd.com, I lessthanthree you so much.

Google search results for "died in a blogging accident" have exploded due to the following:

"Results 1 - 10 of about 17,200 for "died in a blogging accident".


[10 Dec 2007|02:55pm]
[ mood | pensive ]

Living in the suburbs I was bored with life and looked to people to make it better. Now that I'm in Montrose, I can't lie, life is not boring. I feel like I live in an oversized adult playground.

But now I'm bored with people. It's funny because moving here was supposed to make meeting people easier, because it's a more central location where I have about as much mobility as I possibly could. But, this place is just so cool that the boredom that used to drive me to make friends is gone and now I just can't motivated myself to do anything which will result in meeting people rather than a night of solo bike riding to my favorite spots, or staying home in my awesome apartment doing awesome things, or hanging out with one of the very very small number of people that I've managed to keep contact with.

It's a dilemma because when it comes down to it, I'm content with all that, a lot more than I was when I had people and life was boring... but I feel the urge to meet new people (and not the urge to do the things necessary to meet people). Bah.

If only buildings and trees could talk. Man, I'd have it made.

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[22 Nov 2007|02:47pm]
[ mood | chipper and chilly ]

Inspired by a meme:

Ten things which have made me happy recently:

1. I spent some time with this guy today.

2. Getting bundled up to go outside and ride my bike in the cold, and randomly realizing I was wearing striped socks, striped shirt, striped scarf, and striped gloves.

3. Buying a six pack of Shiner Blonde and having myself a Thanksgiving/21st birthday beer

4. I curb-scored a beige boxy couch which is perfect for my style of lounging and which looks rather nice in our living room. We now have TWO couches. We are awesome.

5. Having a very nice dinner out the day before my birthday.

6. Cold wind blowing back and forth through my apartment.

7. Watching Mona (the cat) run around like mad and attack anything that moves.

8. Talking to a very smart little girl at work.

9. Paying 2.15 for lunch on tuesday at KFC.

10. Not having any obligations to anyone for a day.

On a sidenote, if anyone I know out there isn't doing family type stuff today/tonight, they should give me a call.

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adventure! [04 Nov 2007|11:20pm]
[ mood | :] ]

Here are pictures I took during a recent bicycle-photographic exploration. I felt like sharing them:


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This is my favorite building.

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I ARE ZOMBIE [29 Oct 2007|11:43pm]

We went to the halloween rave/warehouse party at 'the silo' which is in the old warehouse district in fifth ward. It was pretty cool, I danced more than I have ever been inspired to before. People paid some attention, the makeup looked pretty creepy in the weird lighting going on in there. I think I freaked out a few not-sober raver kids, HAHA.
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Stuffity Stuff [07 Oct 2007|11:01pm]
[ mood | :] :] :] ]

Weather was so very nice today. Windows open, no A/C ALL DAY. Quite wonderful, my sinuses are very happy with me.

Here's a quick rundown of what's been up with me lately:

A great dane puppy at work love-pawed me in the face and gave me a moderate corneal abrasion, then I got a call that my Mother had passed away. Couldn't see and was in pain for the rest of the week, went to the country with family for funeral, came back, bike got stolen (second time since moving here) had a rocky week trying to get another bike on limited budget, overslept twice in a row and got fired from the Dog Daycare.

Spent a week unemployed and feeling oppressed by the man, for taking away the getting-paid-to-play-with-dogs thing. Then got a job at a bakery. Start on Tuesday. I was gonna get a kitten but that fell through.

And I maded you a picshur:


[07 Aug 2007|09:47pm]
I got a job at a dog daycare in my neighborhood, a mile away on residential streets!

EARLY hours though, but hey that just means I get to conserve daylight.
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so much awesome [31 Jul 2007|03:01am]
[ mood | awesome ]

I'm living in montrose (neighborhood very near to downtown houston) doing awesome things and living an awesome life. As soon as I have a job, that is. Bennigan's is always still there as an option... but... I REALLY don't want to have to go there so I'm holding out as long as I can.

I've been riding my bike around a lot, pretty comfortable on it now. This past weekend I rode around in a big flowy skirt that I had to tuck up to keep from getting caught in the brakes. A lot of stuff has been going on, more than I can reasonably write about here for the sheer length of it all, and not all of it is really for the public domain.

One thing: I found out about an mc chris concert at Walters on Washington, and didn't have anyone to go with, so I just went by myself on my bike. Had to bike over some pretty non-bike friendly streets to get there, and I danced my ass off.

But anyway, I'm here and it's awesome. Just wanted to let you all know.

Anyone who stopped paying attention to me because I lived way the fuck away from the city might want to reconsider initiating friendship with me, as chances are if you're inside the loop, I can get to you or you can get to me pretty easily.

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quick note: [16 Jul 2007|02:53pm]
My new apartment is absolute pure awesome. PURE AWESOME.

That is all.

west texas is gorgeous [25 Jun 2007|03:45pm]
So, this weekend we went cruisin around west texas on old farm roads. It was pretty fucking awesome. I haven't really seen terrain like that before except on TV.

I gave up on trying to keep up with the flow of pictures I keep taking that I want to do stuff with, and got a flickr account! Of course, you can only have three sets with an unpaid account, so if you want to actually look through what pictures are up, check out the tags. I thoroughly tagged everything.

and now: photos!

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And here's the whole set on flickr
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i can maeks cat macros? lol [20 Jun 2007|09:48pm]
So, I was looking at some cat marcos a minute ago, and one of them was just a kitten sitting on a laptop. Just so gratuitously 'gee I'm on the internet... and look! a kitten...' and it made me wonder about what motivates people to take pictures of their cats.

And THAT made me wonder about why people get cats. And then I wondered if there's been any demographic created which gets pets JUST to be able to take cool pictures of them. Especially lately with the popularity of cat macros, HOLY JESUS.

I mean it's just creepy. "Gee, I'd really like more internet fame. Hmmmmm I HAVE A CAMERA-- I SHOULD GET A CAT!"

Which is why I take pictures of stray cats, teehee!

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Memetastic [07 May 2007|05:43pm]
[ mood | hyper ]

Stolen from redstatelesbian

Question: how do you pronounce 'meme'?Collapse )

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[30 Apr 2007|05:31am]
[ mood | complacent ]

So I finally looked up the symbol on the necklace that I've warn through several different states of condition for the past three years, the triskelion. It has caused a lot of different kinds of conversation, and no one is ever very sure about what they say about it, so when someone mentioned the name of it to me today, it finally stuck in my head to look it up. (I couldn't remember the name previously)

It actually has roots in every reference people have made to it, though only vaguely to the one I was the least skeptical of.

It was primary an ambiguous greek symbol involving three legs attached. Since then it has been adopted by christians at one point for the trinity, by the celtic (which seems to provide a connection for wiccans, which is one connection I heard more than once), and through the celtic by belgians in nazi service. Later, it has been adopted somewhat by some group of bdsm-ers.

I find it funny that it can be a symbol which means so much, some of which may be considered relevant to my life, if in a roundabout way, but my acquisition of it had nothing to do with it's meaning.

Hell, I didn't even buy it for myself. It was a secret santa exchange in 11th grade. A girl who vaguely knew me through debate and through a mutual friend got it for me from hot topic.

I thought it was neat, but at that time I was obsessed with this start pendent I'd gotten from a little kiosk in the mall. BUT, part of THAT broke and I was left with a naked neck. I quickly decided that this christmas gift would certain make a nice piece of jewelry until I fixed the star. Well, I never fixed the star. The outer coats of this thing continue to peel off and I continue to wear it. I only take if off when I shower, when it gets in the way, or when I dress up in such a way as to not want to necessarily look totally like 'myself'. I wonder though, about wearing such a symbol in such a way with such a story behind it. I've done some research online to find a possibly better suiting symbol and have come up with nothing. Ah well.

In actuality, I don't care, but I'd like to have something cooler to tell people when they ask about it. Now, at least I'm informed, hah.


NO [and yeah, I know I'm a geek, no matter] [27 Apr 2007|03:23am]
The first google image search result for 'wicked giggle' is a picture of Deanna Troy.

I thought 'hey that's kinda cool', 'cause it's Star Trek, TNG to be specific.

But uh, uhm...

this is an image from a fanblog of 'the captain's log'. In this particular entry, Deanna Troy breaks into his office to use his blog and writes a story about her and 'Bev' going christmas shopping and excluding lower ranking female officers. It meantions a 'starfleet mall' with [and here's where I yell at the computer] 'starfleetbucks' coffee house.


Sometimes, the only thing that makes me feel better about existence is that Star Trek is a totally plausible future, which is proven by the fact that we've made several advances since the beginning of the show which are outlined in the show.


starfleetbucks. STARFLEETBUCKS. I will fucking shoot you in the motherfucking face.
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Grammar nazi rant. [it's okay that it's a sentence fragment, it's a title!] [18 Apr 2007|02:31am]
It really bothers me when phrases come to be defined as though they were words.

Next ensues rant involving a basic logical explanation of something that will sound really condescending if it is assumed I wrote it because I don't think the people reading my blog understand the concept. Sometimes it just feels good to follow out a train of logic that 'they' try to squelch. You are warned.Collapse )

blast from the past [17 Apr 2007|01:34am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Enjoy this rare, never before seen image of 17 year old Laura playing dress up and taking pictures in her room late at night.

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ANNOUCEMENT DAY [11 Apr 2007|09:17pm]
The Fountainhead is OUT ON DVD!!

OMG. I bought it.

I own it.

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