My Little Piece of The Net

Goals for the 26th year
  • Quit Smoking.

  • Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).

  • Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).

  • Leave the State for vacation.

  • Pay off my credit cards.

  • Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)

  • Publish writing.

  • Sky dive or bungee jump.

  • Start a work out routine.

  • Debate with someone and try to see their side.

  • Walk for a cause.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Read a book a month (at least).

  • Give a gift to a stranger.

  • Hang out with my brother more often.

  • Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.

  • Volunteer my time outside of school.

  • Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).

  • Maintain a sick time balance at work.

  • Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.

  • Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)

  • Learn to walk in heels!

  • Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).

  • Take a financial workshop.

  • Learn to cook/cook more often.

  • Go Camping!

  • Stop spending all my money on coffee!

A more upbeat post!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I can't wait to get started with the Harry Potter Sock/Scarf Kit Swap! I am with the Hufflepuffs! Yeaaah Me!! -=dances a jig=-


posted by Valerie @ 10:30 PM   2 comments
To Everyone
Thank you sooo much for all your kind words. You all have been to kind and I appreciate the concern.

I am feeling better today. This morning was a different story. Every time I moved it hurt and the more I worked the more my stomach and legs hurt. I only have one sick day left so I am working until my legs fall off. -=giggle=-

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. From there I will keep everyone posted on the tests that I am sure they are going to order. There are a couple of things that they think it could be and here are some of them.

1. Endometriosis - I have had a weird sudden malfunction in my menstrual cycle. Not that many of you probably wanted to know that but since you all are concerned I figured I would give you the truth of the matter. This can sometimes occur late in the 20's so it is possible this could be the problem. The sudden pain running through my abdomen into my legs could be this.

2. Irritable Bowel - I have been diagnosed with this before. Unfortunately the continuing of it despite medicines leaves them to think it's something else.

3. Removal of Gallbladder - My gallbladder was removed when I was 18. Unfortunately that can lead to a bile overload in the stomach that can essentially seriously upset your stomach.

That's the only three that I really have a handle one. The blood work came back fine so thyroid is out of the question. Along with Anemia and every other blood ailment that I can think of. My Cholesterol is a little high but nothing to really worry about (it runs in my family).

Again, Thank you all sooo much for your concern. I appreciate it more than I can ever say. I started this blog thinking no one would read it and I have found the best bunch of people around the globe that I could ever ask for.

Thank you!

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posted by Valerie @ 9:16 PM   3 comments
Pattern Question
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
If I wanted to make this pattern but with a full back. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I would do that ?

Also, does anyone know of any non-sock patterns for fingering weight yarn ?

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posted by Valerie @ 6:09 PM   4 comments
Choas -=giggle=-
So I ended up in the Emergency Room last night for severe abdominal pain. -=chuckles=- This is the part where I scream at the heavens, to cut me some slack. I am feeling better today but all this stuff that has been going on for the last month has got to stop. The doctors are very very worried about my sudden drop in weight. The abdominal cramping/pain is nothing new. I get that every time I eat really. Last night it felt like someone was putting a boot heel into my belly. So to the hospital I went. That was at midnight. I didn't walk out until 5 this morning. They gave me some fluids because I was dehydrates and some pain meds. I have to follow up with my doctor on Thursday.

The crappy part of all this is that I had my review yesterday. I knew my attendance was going to be an issue. I seriously have had a terrible year for medical problems. Between the stomach and the teeth man, I have been missing a lot of work. Grim called and left a message on my boss's phone this morning. She called me around noon to get the details and she was just concerned and she felt like because she had mentioned my getting sick. She jinxed me. -=giggle=-

Alright. That's it for personal stuff.

In Knitting news, I worked a little bit on the sock last night. I have a ton of patterns but none of the specific yarn needed at the moment. I just need to find patterns for the yarn I have. I definitely want to knit up the Head Vampire yarn soon. What a cool name for yarn. I also joined the Harry Potter Sock/Scarf Kit Swap. I can't wait for it to begin!! If you want to see, there is a link down at the bottom to the right.

I think that's about it for now.

Oh, a couple of people have asked me about my kitties. They are both doing fine. Sigh hasn't had another accident since we put the second kitty litter box in the bathroom. Kiya stopped vomiting finally, so she is feeling better as well.

Another question was raised of where the Head Vampire Yarn came from. That particular yarn is out of stock I believe but you can find others like it here. I believe it's under sKNITches on the left side.

That's all for now.

Thanks for listening to my endless amounts of drama. -=giggle=-

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posted by Valerie @ 5:41 PM   4 comments
Saturday Evening
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The fair was a lot of fun. We wandered around, ate fair food and looked over the stalls. I was hoping to find some yarn floating around somewhere. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Le Sigh. Oh well. -=giggle=- I got 3 really nice blankets and a cowboy hat. -=giggle=- I never thought I would say I own a cowboy hat but it looked nice and it was really comfortable. Besides, I could seriously work the cowboy hat and knee high boots look. -=laughs=-

Night night.

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posted by Valerie @ 1:28 AM   3 comments
Alright..Here we go.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I'll do a run down of the essential elements of the week.

Paulie (Grim's Friend), Grim and myself go visit Grim's Sister in the hospital. Apparently she was admitted Saturday morning. She had a huge lump on her wrist and a couple weird marks on her legs. When she woke up Saturday morning she was having difficulty breathing. When we visited her they still didn't know what was wrong with her. They were really concerned considering she just got back from another country and when she stayed there she stayed in Squats and Hostels. She's not really a hotel sort of traveler. -=giggle=- She looked well when we visited her aside from the fact I think she was on a little bit of pain meds. The doctors seemed to think it was a big bite and an allergic reaction. She didn't agree since the big lump on her wrist happened after the ones on her legs showed up. I don't think they ever figured out what was wrong and they released her Monday morning.

Monday: I do my get ready for work thing. Get in my car and start it up. I notice it's doing a weird shuttering sort of thing and I look up to see the check engine light is on. Shit. So I bring it into the Chevy dealership and my boss picks me up for work. At around 4, I call them to check on it. They haven't even looked at it. So my boss drives me home.

Tuesday: Everything goes along smoothly. I call the dealership a couple of times and they still haven't gotten my car in. Around 2, the service clerk calls me. He tells me that I need two gaskets and my timing belt replaced. I ask him, how much is that going to cost me ? Ready for this ? 1,875 dollars.

This is me: Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

I actually went outside and called Grim. Let the tears flow freely. My boss comes out to ask me about a report and I am still in tears. She talks to me for a while then calls her car shop that she has been going to since she was 17. They laugh at the estimate and tell me to bring it in for them to take a look at it. So we go and get my car. The clerk tells me that GM would probably cover a portion of it. That if I stayed, he could do that for me. I
tell him, "Since it's not covered under warranty. I can take my car where I want to now. So no thanks." He says it again, I tell him.. No. I pay for my oil change and inspection and leave. The car place is out in the middle of nowhere but the shop is run by a father and son. The son was very very nice and told me that he would take care of it but it probably wouldn't be until Thursday or Friday. Not a problem. I borrow my mom's SUV for the next couple of days. Note: The car ran fine all the way there and the engine light was off.

Wednesday: Uneventful

Thursday: I come home and get a call from the shop. He tells me that he looked over my car and had his son look over it too. They can't find a single things wrong with it at all. They changed the air filter because it was really disgustingly dirty and they drove it around alot to make sure it didn't act up again. Total: 73.00 dollars. I asked them, what the hell Chevy was charging me for? They told me that they probably couldn't find
anything wrong with it either but I hit the 54,000 miles limit. That means that I am in need up a tune up. So all these things they were saying that I needed was only preventive. I didn't need any of it. I was dancing the rest of the night!!

I go and pick up my car. The gentleman tells me that I am going to need to change my timing belt at about 60,000 miles. Other than that, if I have any problems, bring it back in and they'll take a look. He was such a sweet man. He assured me that he looked over every possible plug and valve to make sure everything was in order. He even ran through the program that Chevy uses to diagnose my car. He said they were definitely following the guidelines of a tune-up. When they plugged in to find the distress code (why the engine light was on). Turns out it was a General Manufacturer distress code. The car recognizes you've passes a certain millage and clicks over that you need to service your engine.

$1,875 - $73.00 = $1,802 worth of savings.

This is me now: Free Smiley Face Courtesy of


So that's why I haven't been around. To much stress and not enough drive to actually type all this out and worry myself more.

On another note, Debbie was my shining star on Thursday. She sent me a package for helping her out with trying to find a pattern!!

I have already started the book. It's awesome so far. They just throw you right into the zombie mess. -=giggle=- In case you can't see the yarn is called Head Vampire. I am soooo loving it! -=giggle=- I am thinking about jumping on the site and ordering some more of it as a treat to myself for this stressful ass week.

Alright so in other news...

I haven't worked on anything this week. I think I am going to start a pair of fingerless gloves sometime tonight though. I have been looking through patterns and things. I want to try making a shirt or something. Although I am really nervous about jumping into it. We'll see. First and foremost I want to finish the gloves and the Record bag. The socks are just hanging out in the bottom of my bag. I haven't been inspired to work on them lately.

I am almost finished with Rant. Can we say weird? -=giggle=- It's really good, really bizarre but a decent read/listen anyway. Thank You Erika for leading me head first into the world of rabies and party crashers. Thinking on it. I think I know why I like Chuck P. so much. It's because he always makes his own little sub-culture. I mean you have Fight Club which is self explanatory. Then you have Party Crashing. People dress up and dress their car up for an event(wedding, student driver, anniversary, etc.) then they all crash into eachother. -=giggle=- That was of course the condensed version.. If you want to know more, read the book. The next title on my listening agenda is Scanner Darkly. Good movie, I am hoping that the book will be good as well.

Netflix has started us on Deadwood. After only watching 5 minutes of it. I think it looks damn interesting. -=giggle=- Supernatural is available September 11th! I can't wait. I love that show. I have also been watching a lot of X-Files lately.. Believe it or not, I have never seen that show. I also got the pleasure of seeing "The Producers". What a funny movie! -=giggle=-

Well I think that about sums it up. I"ll be back tomorrow. Tonight we're heading out to the fair with a bunch of friends. Tomorrow is family day.

Talk to you soon!

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posted by Valerie @ 11:51 AM   3 comments
Friday, August 24, 2007
It's been a busy, stressful week. All is well now but I haven't had much time to blog. I'll probably be writing tonight. Talk to you soon!

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posted by Valerie @ 1:27 PM   1 comments
Saturday Relaxation.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
So I am hanging out at the house tonight solo. Grim and his friend went to see his father's band play. I was planning on going but I ate something that didn't agree with me. My stomach has been bothering me since this morning. No worries, just the basics.

In other news, the Record Bag.. Frogged. I am not upset about it really. I knew the yarn was thicker than what it called for but I didn't think that it would make such a difference. The bag turned out HUGE! So it's an excuse for me to buy more yarn. -=giggle=- I think I am going to cast on fingerless gloves tonight. We'll see. I don't usually feel like knitting when I feel blegh.

As far as my Kitty troubles. Kiya finally stopped getting sick and all is well again.

Sigh is going into the vet on Monday. So we'll see what happens with that.

Otherwise all is well and I don't have much to tell.

Talk to everyone soon!

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posted by Valerie @ 11:03 PM   5 comments
One Last Thing
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I updated the Record Bag progress bar but didn't have a picture to post. So it links directly to amazon for now. I probably won't post another picture until I am at least done seaming. It looks a little wonky at the moment.

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posted by Valerie @ 10:25 PM   0 comments
Kitty Dilemma
So I have been absent since Sunday morning when I posted the meme. This is why...

Sunday afternoon we went out and saw "Transformers". Awesome movie I might add. The effects were fantastic. I was never a big fan of the cartoons, I think they were a little before my time. Anyways, we have a wonderful afternoon and come home to find.

Vomit. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

Lots and Lots of it. On the couch, floor, rug.. Everywhere. Sigh being the sickly one, most of the time, we assume it's him. Most of the time it passes. So we do what we do, we clean it up and wipe down the house. Then, as I am putting more dirty clothes in the hamper, I smell it.

If you have read previous blogs, I bet you know what I found.

Urine. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

Now this, unquestionably Sigh. Kiya has never once gone outside of her box. Not even an accident. I walk in and tell Grim. Unfortunately, the last time this happened we came to the conclusion, we had to do something if he did it again. We have a Vet appointment set up to see if he is sick. If he is, we let it slide. If he's not, discussions continue about the solution. I have asked a friend of mine if she would take him if I needed her to. I won't find out the answer until Monday. We'll see how it works out. If not, we can't bear the thought of giving him to a stranger. There is no way I am putting him to sleep just for that. We just can't afford to pay for damages if he ruins the hardwood floors in the apartment. I think I have said it before. He ruined an entire bedroom when he went on a rampage. Lucky for this apartment. He's only done it about 5 times and all the times were on rugs or clothes.

Needless to say... That upsets me... Greatly. He's my boy. -=frown=-

I'm not done yet.

Today, I call Grim to talk to him about the vet appointment tomorrow. I ask him if he's sure it's not Kiya. He says he doesn't think so.. Then she vomits. Guess it was Kiya. She throws up 4 times in the span of a half an hour. Emergency vet appointment. 2 hours later and $350.00 poorer. It is determined that she has a bug. I am ecstatic about the fact she is healthy. She's my first kitty. I love her and I adore her. Losing the money, still hurts a little though. Lucky for me, I got the loan check cashed today and paid off all debts before this occurred. I still have a little left over.

But Sigh has an appointment tomorrow. -=exasperated giggle=-

That's why I have been absent. That and well -=giggle=- the Record Bag I am working on! It's almost done! I need to make the handles and finish seaming. It's looking awesome and it's huge! I'll confess that I haven't been working on the socks much. I dove head first into the bag project. I have never made a bag before.

I got a package in the mail today!

The yarn is a purple, brown and green. I actually thought the brown to be black but it's still really pretty. I figure once I get the hang of sock knitting. This is going to be the yarn for a lovely pair of knee socks.

I also received this from Patti! Isn't she awesome!

The first button for the bag! -=does a jig=-

A lot of people have been asking me about the tattoo I want. I don't have anything official drawn up yet but here is the basic foundation. Something like this, only in bronze/gold. Earth tones. Egyptian looking.

(I am fanatical about Egyptian mythology and art) Then somewhere I want. "Do Not Bear Witness Against Me" In Hieroglyphics. I have actually translated how it would look via the net. I compared some of the markings to a cartouche and they match. Why would I want this ?

"It is a plaintive prayer to the heart of the deceased not to bear witness against the deceased when their actions are being judged before Osiris."

It's probably going to go in the middle or upper part of my back. I haven't gotten any prices yet because I am sort of hanging around to see if a friend of mine can get it for me at a discount rate. We'll see though. It might take a while to complete and I don't want to get half done with one person and go to another. Like I said, I also don't have it drawn up yet. I don't like flash at all. I like original works. I like unique pieces. So I am sort of sitting on it. I know a couple of people on my blog were/are directly involved in tattoo work. How much do you think something like this would cost ?

Okay. -=giggle=- I rambled enough. Night night dears. Thanks For Reading. It helped to type out my long week. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

P.S. I probably won't be back until Monday. Lots of company coming!

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posted by Valerie @ 9:39 PM   4 comments
Sunday Morning Meme!
Sunday, August 12, 2007

Where interests lie in craft

Interesting little meme going around. I thought I would give it a try. I don't know how much I am going to come up with though.

4. Love it! This is my thing.
Knitting, Baking , Photography, Acting, Singing (still in debate over how well I can sing), Dancing, Working with clay, Writing.

3. I do or have dabbled in it.
Cooking, Decorating, Quilting, Painting, Sewing, Macramé, Collage, Scrap Booking, Spinning.

2. I'll give it a try.
Candle Making, Jewelry Making, Stamping, Card Making, Wood Burning/Carving, Basketry, Needle Point, Patch Work, Glass Blowing, Mosaic Crafting, Appliqué, Papier-mâché, Crochet, Soap Making, Furniture Making.

1. I've got absolutely no interest.
Rug Hooking, Cross-Stitch, Origami, Balloon Animal Making, Doll House Making, Etching.

So where do your interests lie?

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posted by Valerie @ 12:55 PM   4 comments
I ordered 3. -=giggle=-


posted by Valerie @ 3:13 AM   0 comments
Hello there! I have returned a day later than expected to rant and ramble some more! -=giggle=- I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far! If you don't like geekiness, skip over the first section.-=giggle=-

Gaming Front (Ace's and Eights): I don't think I mentioned it in my last post but on Tuesday but Anne (my character) killed Mary (Pounce's character). Before the boos and hissing starts. Or confusion if
you have never gamed before... My character had the chissler flaw. She would scam anyone, even her own family member. If it came down to the loot or the person.. Loot won, hands down. Now they had just robbed a bank and here Anne is carrying $6,000 dollars. What do you think she did ? She told Mary to let her walk with the money and she wouldn't kill her. Mary fought back, Anne's shotgun won. She walked away 6,000 richer.

Well needless to say, that ended that campaign. So we rolled up new characters and I actually ended up playing a boy. His name is Jake Hale and he's a mountain man. It's a little awkward at times playing a boy but I grew up in Hernando, Mississippi. All I have to do is draw on my roots and I am playing the character the way it's meant to be played.Free Smiley Face Courtesy of

Knitting: I haven't done anything more with the socks since the last time I posted. I haven't been in the mood for rib stitch. Today I ended up going to the library and picking up Funky Knits. Not a bad book if I do say so. There are a couple of things I thought would be cute to m
ake. One of them was a bag called the Record Bag. It's got a little bit of a grunge look thing going on. Anyways, there was a knit/Charmed night at Pounce's house and that gave me the opportunity to get the front done. Then when I came home I worked on one of the side panels. I am going to have to get a couple more skeins of yarn to finish it though. Here's the progress so far! Nevermind the curling, I still need to press them flat.

I opted to make the side panels a different color for a little bit of effect. That's not really the best picture of the yarn though. Here's the actual color.

It's looks really awesome together. I am loving it already! In other knitting related news. I placed an order with Knitpicks. I am a bad yarn dieter. -=giggle=- I can't resist a sale though. I also found Knitting Lingerie Style for ridiculously cheap! In the stores it's around $30.00 on Knit Picks it was only $17.00 or so. I also got 2 or 3 skeins (can't remember) of this yarn (color: Meadow Multi)! I am kicking myself in the arse for not ordering the Memories yarn. I was debating over this beautiful purple colorway but I waited to long and now they're all goneFree Smiley Face Courtesy of I think that's it for the knitting front for now.

Life: School is starting soon. I believe I mentioned how I am not looking forward to it.. If I did, I am saying it again. The idea of having to take Algebra two days out of the week and then Bio on a Saturday is about as appealing as a root canal. Ugh. Oh well, push on and upward. I got the call back and my books are in. I even got a reasonable rate! -=does a dance=- I was notified that my loan check will be here in 7 to 10 days. Another big Woot there! I will be able to pay off all my bills with that. Or at least all the credit cards and my computer bill. Not to mention pay back the money to my mom. Some in the bank, and a few odds and ends I have been wanting. -=cough=-yarn-=cough=-. I have been thinking about looking into laptops again. I really want one that actually works. The last two I have bought have been DUDS! Positively the worst computers I have ever typed on. That's my luck though. I also want to start pricing tattoos again. I have been really itching to get that back piece done. Money has been holding me back with that one though. I am trying to think of anything else but I can't come up with anything really.

Oh! Erika, I picked up Rant! I remembered you mentioning that it was good so I thought I would give it a try. I was just wondering. Should I be prepared for something like Choke? That book was pretty F*cking weird. -=giggle=- I just want to know if I should be scared or not.

I believe that is all everyone. I hope all is well and wonderful! Night Night!!
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posted by Valerie @ 12:57 AM   3 comments
Quick Blog
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Alright, let's see. Quick sum up until tomorrow.

I got my loan! I applied for another one and didn't tell anyone. I didn't want to jinx it! But I got it!! -=does a dance=-

I have started my first pair of socks! I used Red Heart Sport for them. The original yarn was definitely too slippery. I am pretty much just knitting a test pair and then I will knit a real pair. I want to see what problems I run into.

Oh and I finished the calorimetry. Miss Pounce is now the proud owner!

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posted by Valerie @ 10:26 PM   5 comments
The Weekend
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Hello everyone!

Guess what ?!?! Give up !?!? I finished the last Harry Potter book! Against my better judgment I was up until 4 this morning reading it. I really wanted to know what happens to everyone. I was also terrified that some dick head would ruin it for me. All I can say without ruining it for anyone is that... It was wonderful. I seriously recommend reading it at the first available moment you have. Oh and bring tissues.

On the knitting front, now that I am done with the book I am going to start back up on the Calorimetry and get it finished. I bought cute little skull buttons for it, I thought it would look cute.

-=giggle=- I also bought my needles and yarn for my adventure into the world of sock knitting. I will admit to you before I dive in. I am TERRIFIED of the DPNs. -=giggle=- They look very alien to me and I have no doubt in my mind that I am probably going to curse their existence at least 5 times. Here's my materials:

I was going to order yarn from Knitpicks but I thought I would give Joanne's a try before I did the only ordering thing. I ended up finding all the needles I needed and even the Sport weight yarn in the colors I wanted. -=does a dance=- I'll cast them on as soon as I am done with the Calorimetry. I like only having one thing on the needles at a time. Multiple projects tends to overwhelm me and I then I don't finish them. I do need to get them started though. Lifetime of Learning-Along has started and here's the host without her project. So that's it for the knitting front. I do still plan on placing an order with Knitpicks. I can not let the Lingerie book slip through my fingers for $14.00. It's usually like $30.00, and we all know that I adore knitted lingerie. -=giggle=-

Here's an overview of the weekend. Friday night my character in Ace's & Eights almost drowned. She fell off her horse in the river and doesn't know how to swim. For that matter all of us nearly drowned. Much fun was had by all but we had to go home early. We forgot the poker chips which we need to go through the chase scene. I know I am a dork. Shhh don't tell! The rest of Friday was spent hanging out around the house and doing misc. things.

I woke up Saturday and went to the Village wide garage sale in the area. I walked around for about 2 hours and spent around $6.00 to $7.00. I got 2 DVDs (Chicago & Resident Evil), 5 Videos (Thelma & Louis, Beaches, Pretty Woman, Chocolat and The 1st Wives Club), a western novel for Grim and a pitcher and 4 cup set. I made out like a bandit. A sunburned one. -=giggle=- The back of my neck and shoulders are bright red. -=giggle=- Oh well, it was nice to get some exercise. Dropped by Pounce's house and chatted with her for a while then went hope. Nap, then grocery shopping. Food in the house is always a wonderful thing. -=giggle=-

Today, I had to work for 3 hours then I got called back in and worked for another hour. Not a fun time. That's about it. I think I am done for now.

Talk to you soon!

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posted by Valerie @ 5:48 PM   12 comments
An Update and Nominations!
Friday, August 3, 2007
It's been busy since the last time I wrote. That's the only excuse I can give for my absence. Saturday night I ended up coming down with a stomach bug that lasted all the way until Monday afternoon. I didn't eat a full meal after the Mexican dinner I mentioned.

Monday afternoon my friend, Louis, came to visit Grim and I. He had went to Virginia and decided to come out of his way to hang out with us. We insisted that he spend the night. So we hung out and talked about gaming before we decided to play a quick Wraith game. It was fun! Louis's character ended up clocking my character across the face for mentioning his adulterous wife. He was playing a tow truck diver killed in an accident after he caught his wife having an affair. My character paid him back by kick him through a door that turned out to have a Spectre (Really bad evil mean ghost) in it. Serves him right. My character was an Anarchist punk rocker that was shot after attempting to rob an armed man. Much fun was had by all. I seem to always forget how scary that game is.

Blogging has also been put off due to sleep deprivation. I just got a full night's sleep last night. I don't know why I have been so unable to fall asleep but it seriously put a damper on my mood.

Work has been ridiculous and hellishly busy lately. Due to the fact I took Monday off, I have been working through all my breaks trying to make up the time. So that means 4 nine hour days and one 10 hour day (had to stay late). Compared to other drops this might be a laughable complaint but I don't like not having a chance to recollect myself and relax with my lunch.

I did not get the loan. Le Sigh. I found that out on Monday when I was sick... Not a good morning indeed. I have not lost hope to other options but I think I am less optimistic. On the note of money though, I got my Financial Aid in full! It covers all of my tuition and maybe part of my books if I am lucky.

Other than that I think that's really the general update of things that relate to my life at present. Now to hobbies!

Knitting: I have been really lazy and tired lately. Since rib stitch is my worst stitch ever I haven't worked on the Calorimetry. I think I am going to go out tomorrow and get the materials needed for my first pair of socks! It's what I decided to do for the Lifetime of Learning-Along.

Reading: I am getting pretty far into HP #7. I can't wait to finish it. I mean it seems like I am the only one that doesn't know the ending. -=giggle=- I am hoping to get some reading time in tomorrow. I just finished listening to the audio book of "Pride and Prejudice". I'll confess that I loved it, but only because I was listening to it and not reading it. I have come to the conclusion that Jane Austin's work is something I am just never going to be able to comprehend via reading it myself.

Movies: We just watched Blood and Chocolate yesterday. It wasn't a bad movie at all. Of course it was nothing like the book. I liked both for different reasons. The human to wolf transition was beautifully done. am glad that they didn't try and do what everyone else has done. I love the magical element to it. I recommend it to anyone who likes love stories and supernatural creatures!


I was nominated by Teresa for the Creative Blogger Award and now I am going to nominate 5 as well!

4. Rosemary

5. Sheilaz

Alright everyone. I think I am off to bed now. I can't think of anything else at the moment and if I do I'll blog about it tomorrow! Night night!
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posted by Valerie @ 9:46 PM   2 comments
About Me

Name: Valerie
Home: Troy, New York, United States
About Me: I am 26 years old. I work, go to school, participate in roller derby and knit every chance I get. Oh, I also love hanging out with my boyfriend (Grim) and two cats (Kiya and Sigh).
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