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!

Quick Update
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I'll write more tomorrow in more detail but I wanted everyone to know that everything went wonderfully! Everyone loves Grim! We had a terrific time but it went by to quickly. We go back to NY tomorrow. Talk to everyone soon!


posted by Valerie @ 12:50 AM   2 comments
We're Here!!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
We arrived today at around 11 in the morning. We were supposed to get here yesterday at around 6 pm. Let's just say, Don't fly anywhere that have to do with Newark Airport. It's evil!!! -=giggle=- The visit is going well so far. Dad and Lisa (Stepmom) seem to really like Grim and we're having a great time already!


posted by Valerie @ 1:47 AM   4 comments
Today is the Day!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
In less than 8 hours I will be seeing my dad after an absence of over a year. I didn't think this day would every get here. The bonus is Grim is coming with me and after 4 years of dating him, he'll get to meet the other side of my family. I'm a little nervous about that. It's the first boyfriend I have ever brought to meet the dad, ya know? It should be interesting if anything.

Anyways, tell me what you think of the blog now that it's actually working. Tell me if it still looks jumbled on your computer. It shouldn't now because I had a little help fixing it. It turns out my counter was throwing the whole thing off. That's fixed now, so what do you think ?!?!

I just wanted to drop a quick line and let you know that I am heading out in a couple hours. I don't think I'll be blogging much until I get back. I will hopefully have pictures of a semi-completed Tree Jacket. I also started on something for a swap partner. I should have plenty to give me occupied on the plane.

Oh by the way, Here's the knitting related post from the other day. It sort of got swallowed.

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posted by Valerie @ 7:51 AM   4 comments
What the Hell...
Monday, November 19, 2007
Okay, so I am looking at my blog on my office computer and everything is all jumbled. What's it look like on your net service?

Edit: I installed Firefox and it looks fine. The question being now can anyone help me make this thing compatible w/ both browsers?
posted by Valerie @ 8:06 AM   3 comments
3rd Blog Entry - Grim and I
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Blog #2 - Survey
Blog #1 - Regular Entry

Grim and I are still together. -=giggle=- There was no break up and I didn't get dumped. Although thank everyone for being so nice and offering their sympathies anyway!! I appreciate it!

There was a little bit of a misunderstanding when I posted about the templates. I didn't understand why there were sooo many templates that were based around heartbreak and getting dumped. That's what the post was about.

So Grim and I are alright everyone, I promise. Besides, if he ever dumped me out of the blue like that....

He'd be zombie food.

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posted by Valerie @ 11:03 PM   0 comments
Blog Entry #2
See Below for actual blog post. This is just for fun..

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night? Grim

2. What were you doing at 0800? Sleeping.. if that means 8:00 am like I think it does.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Watching the Season 2's last episode of Supernatural -=weeps=-

4. What happened to you in 2006? I started a new job.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud? Go Away Sigh!

6. How many beverages did you have today? Coffee, Tea and Soda (3)

7. What color is your hairbrush? Blue

8. What was the last thing you paid for? 3 shirts, 3 pairs of earrings and 3 little packages of tissues. Creepy.. I even bought game carriers for Grim that came in 3.

9. Where were you last night? Home, Jimmeny Peak, Mall, Home

10. What color is your front door? Cream

11. Where do you keep your change? On my desk

12. What’s the weather like today? Sunny but chilly

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip

14. What excites you? Visiting Family, Hanging out with friends

15. Do you want to cut your hair? I just cut it on Friday actually

16. Are you over the age of 25? No

17. Do you talk a lot? Depends on who I am with

18. Do you watch the O.C.? No

19. Do you know anyone named Steven? Yep

20. Do you make up your own words? Sometimes

21. Are you a jealous person? Sometimes

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter “A” Amy

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter “S” Scott

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list? Jessi

25. What does the last text message you received say? "Can't Wait to see you" (Dad)

26. Do you chew on your straw? Nope

27. Do you have curly hair? Naturally

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to? Bed

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life? -=giggle=- Everyone I know is rude but in the funniest way possible.

30. What was the last thing you ate? Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

31. Will you get married in the future? Maybe, Maybe Not.. It doesn't really matter as long as we're happy.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Rosemary's Baby

33. Is there anyone you like right now? Grim

34. When was the last time you did the dishes? Last week I think.

35. Are you currently depressed? Nope

36. Did you cry today? Nope

37. Why did you answer and post this? Haven't done one in a while.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey: How about this... do it if you want to.. don't if ya don't


posted by Valerie @ 9:25 PM   1 comments
And Here It Is!!!
The blog is back up and running! Yeaahhh!! Doesn't it look nice? I'm so happy that I found one that didn't pan all the way to the right or left. This one is simple, non-emo and easy to fiddle with. If you notice anything that is off, please let me know. I'm still playing around with it.

Anyways, on with the show!

In the world of knitting, I have had to completely frog back the tree jacket. Apparently I am not trained enough in the ways of the ninja knitter style to know how to watch TV and knit at the same time. Or at least that night I didn't. I totally messed up the pattern. When I went to rip back it just went downhill from there. No biggy really. It did hurt to frog to the start again but I didn't want a sh*tty looking sweater. I did finish a pair of fingerless gloves. They're nice, not what I expected but nice. I swatched and the size was perfect.. so the only answer can be that I have smaller hands than the average adult.. That I didn't count on. So they are a little.. um.. what's the word... roomy. I adjusted them a little around the wrist by entwining yarn into the stitches and pulling it a little tighter. Here's a picture!

See what I mean, they just look a little bigger than me. So I'll just make sure to knit myself kid gloves from now on. -=giggle=- Also, I wanted to share a cute little action shot.

Not the best picture of me but Kiya was really interested in my glove knitting. -=giggle=- Other than that, I have been slowly working through my assorted projects. I haven't really felt up to knitting much. Somewhere along the line I really hurt my back. So I have been taking it easy and watching a lot of movies instead.

In other news, we head out on Tuesday!! I can't wait, it's going to be wonderful! So I'll probably be out of the loop for another week (sorry about the long leave of absence by the way). I'll be back with pictures from the trip and hopefully progress shots. I plan to get a lot of knitting done on my plane. Which reminds me, I need to cast on the Tree Jacket again or they're not gonna let me on with it. So outside of relaxing, we've been shopping and preparing for that, needless to say, it's been a reeeally busy weekend. Tomorrow I work and then I am off for 7 days. -=dances a happy jig=-

Well dears, I think that's all for now. I'm hoping to get another post in tomorrow but if I don't I will talk to you all soon. Sorry for being a bad blogger. Forgive me?

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posted by Valerie @ 8:55 PM   1 comments
Doesn't Make Sense
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I have been searching the long lists of blogger skins, looking for a neat one. This was the most unique one that I found, that didn't annoy me and it still bothers me a little. It's that hole being to the right as opposed to the center thing.

Anyway, the real point of this post was to ask this... when people get dumped do they run and make a blogger skin. I have been sifting through so many "tortured soul/depressed lovers" that now I want to throw myself out my bedroom window. Although right now, I think I'll settle for throwing myself into bed.

Night night.

4 more days until Mississippi!!

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posted by Valerie @ 11:47 PM   5 comments
I'm still here! As you may have noticed, my blog has drastically changed. Weeeelll I was trying to do something different, not knowing that downloading a new skin would erase damn near everything. Oh well, I'll just have to go through and try again.

I promise a post soon. I have just been really busy and my back has been acting up pretty bad so I have been hanging out on the couch.

Talk to you soon!


posted by Valerie @ 8:50 PM   0 comments
It's been a long day.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
First of All...

A long and emotionally draining day but it has a happy ending. I'll write a little about it then go on to post my Halloween and Knitting Pictures.

Drama: So it's around 11:30 this morning and I am at work making my appointments to get some things done before I go see my Dad on the 20th. I realize the departure time from the airport isn't in my planner so I hop online to check my itinerary. I review it, and then it hits me. That's not right. We're not supposed to be leaving on the 20th of November and coming back on the 26th of DECEMBER! I realize this and quickly tell my boss, that we need to go smoke. -=giggle=- She's cool like that. So we went out, I tell her what's going on and afterwards I call them up with high hopes. I mean it's a computer error, that or I screwed up somewhere and hit the wrong button. I speak to a woman and find out it will be an additional 600 dollars to change the tickets around. I don't have that sort of money to drop. So I get off the phone with her... and.. cry... a lot. Why did I break into an emotional sobbing mess? I haven't seen my southern family in over a year and a half. Family has come to mean a great deal to me over the course of my lifetime. To go that long without seeing them, really bothers me on nearly an unexplainable level.

Anyways, I call Grim. Probably hysterical sounding. He gets on the phone with Expedia and sees what he can do. In the mean time I have taken my lunch break. I'm a mess. I do my errands and come back. I get a call from Grim, nothing Expedia can do to help us. So he's calling the airline. More tears. My boss ends up letting me go home. She wasn't upset and she understood why I was so hysterical about the whole situation. My coworker came up and gave me a hug and I collected my bags and came home. Long story short (too late), 4 hours and a lot more tears of disappointment later, Grim and I have our flights still. We still had to pay $200.00 to get them changed though. (So I won't be ordering yarn this paycheck after all Christine) That hurt a little but I wasn't going to ask either parent for it. We're staying one extra day and I get to see them after all! I was so upset and so panicked that I actually gave myself a migraine earlier from the worrying. I know, neurotic and weird but my defense is, I really miss my family.

I cast on the Tree Jacket pattern and I am currently working on the collar.

The Baby Wrap is coming along nicely!

I also started to process of making the Button Sweater.

Onto Halloween!! During the day I was a flapper girl at work and by night Zombie!! What a wonderful Halloween and Anniversary it was! Grim and I have been together 4 years now! I think we're both a little shocked. -=giggle=- This is the longest relationship either of us have had. So we made plans to go out with our friend Kris and her friends Josh and Danielle. The first place we went was to an old farm that had 3 or 4 different corn mazes, some rat like circles you raced, peddle-carts and a bunch of other neat little things. Then from there we went to see Nightmare Before X-mas in 3D. The day was just splendid. There are a couple of pictures below but a lot more on my flicker site. Go take a look! Also, I have to post the video Grim made in the maze! To funny!

I Hope everyone else had a wonderful Halloween! Night Night For Now Guys!!!

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posted by Valerie @ 12:12 AM   16 comments
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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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