Sunday, January 27, 2008

Apathetic Way To Be

I am currently suffering from ennui. I am not depressed or sad or anything like that, I just feel melancholy. And I am bored, oh, so bored. I miss having a large group of friends. Don't get me wrong, I am very content with my small circle, but I have been feeling lonely the past few weeks. It is mostly my fault as I don't make very much effort to change this state of being, but the ennui is prohibiting any effort that I would make.

Work has been hard so far this year. I have been feeling overwhelmed and under-appreciated. Every month, our company does random surveying of five families, and this months' were bad. A few family members ripped into my department for stupid reasons (one being that we didn't have a wii for the residents yet) and it hit harder than usual for some reason. I give my all to my job, and it just doesn't seem like it is enough. I even feel like my staff is disappointed in me. And, people keep dying! I know that this is normal for my job, especially this time of year, but it is hard to not be affected by it. Hopefully all this work stuff and ennui is just the January blahs, and therefore will only last for one more week.

School started a few weeks ago. I am only taking two classes, and one of them is snowboarding. It is a pretty fun class, and I am basically getting one on one instruction so I am learning a lot. But, this last week, I fell hard on my first run of the day and bruised my tailbone. I have not been able to sit comfortably since!:(

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best of 2007

I guess it is time for another "best of list"!

Best Album: Fall EP- Jon Foreman; Singularity- Mae; Life In Cartoon Motion- Mika; Wincing The Night Away- The Shins; Cigarettes and Gasoline- Emerson Hart; Afterwords-Collective Soul; Echos, Silence, Patience, and Grace- Foo Fighters

Best Concert:
Mae at the Avalon was really good. The power was out for the first part of it, and they had to hook up the mics to the tour bus batteries. And of course, the Switchfoot/Relient K concert in Seattle was great.

Best Song:
The Cure For Pain by Jon Foreman; Starlight by Muse (I know that this came out last year, but I have heard it a ton this year); I Wish The Best For You by Emerson Hart; Long Road To Ruin by Foo Fighters

Worst Song:
Umbrella by Rihanna. Or that Tattoo song by the one American Idol chic. And Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

Returning TV Show:
The Office, Psych, The Colbert Report

New TV Show:
Pushing Daisies

Best TV show that didn't get renewed:
Veronica Mars

Best Movie:
August Rush, Hairspray, Stardust

Worst Movie:
License to Wed. As much as I love Mandy Moore and John Krasinski, this movie was really bad. I almost walked out of the theatre, but I kept waiting for it to get better.

Guilty Pleasure:
The Disney Channel, The Twilight Series, Gossip Girl

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another Video.....

Iran.... I ran. Get it?:) I still think Columbia University is full of idiots.
And Adam Levine is super hot.
Do you know who else I think is pretty darn good looking? Stephen Colbert. It may only be since he decided to run for president, it's hard to tell for sure, but he totally has my vote. Too bad I don't live in South Carolina... that vote will never be cast. Is it sad that everything I know about politics comes from SNL, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show?

Watch this----- Hi-Larious

Speaking of Jon Bon, Jovi Punch!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We're halfway there

Man, that Bon Jovi is hot. I swear, everytime I see him, he gets more yummy. I am watching him host SNL right now, and trying to do homework. I had to give up on the homework cause I just couldn't concentrate with him on the screen. That is at least the excuse I am going to stick with because I really don't want to write this paper. It isn't even that difficult. I had to interview someone in the Social Work profession and write three pages about it. The problem I am having is trying to stretch that interview out. I have one page done and almost all of my material is gone. I am now starting to make stuff up.
P.S. I can't leave out Mr. Richie Sambora. He is darn good looking also.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fun With Lepers or Kiss My Scurvy

What are: appropriate titles for how my life is right now:). It's not really bad, just kinda boring I guess.
I have found my new love in life. His name is Edward and he happens to be a vampire. Oh my gosh... I read all three of those vampire love books in record time. Faster than I ever read Harry Potter. I borrowed the third from a friend Sunday afternoon and finished it that night. They aren't literary masterpieces by any stretch of the imagination, but they are so good and such easy reads! And, being that I have no love life to speak of, I have been living vicariously through those books. And now, they are over. Done. Finished. I either need a new book to read or a boyfriend, and I think the latter is not going to be happening anytime soon. I think I would rather have a book anyway. They are much easier to deal with and can keep me entertained better:).

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Brink of Disaster

I have a traffic analogy. There is this little car (let's call him Frank) driving down the road. It decides to take a route, and finds green lights and no curves stretching as far as the eye can see. Frank drives along a certain distance and comes to a giant roadblock at the edge of a canyon in this perfect and easy travelling road. He is very disappointed and doesn't really know what to do. Does he turn around and head back, or does he back up and try to jump to schism? Now Frank doesn't want to drop down into the water (he has had certain experience rescuing people from drowning in the depths of canyon waters). But, he doesn't really want to backtrack either. Quite the conundrum.
Pinkie and I went to a cool concert last night. We went to see Mae, but wanted to get there late because there were two opening bands. The concert started at 7:30, and we showed up around 8. It was at The Avalon which is a really small arena (300 people) and as we were walking in, we realized how dark it was. The power was out! We go into the theatre and noticed people scurrying about trying to get the concert going in the dark. They hooked up the mics to the battery from the tour bus and put candles and glow sticks all around the stage. It was awesome! The first band started playing an acoustic set. It was very rock-and-roll. About halfway through their set, the power came back on. They finished up acoustic and then everything had to be reset for the second band. It stopped being awesome about then:). Finally at about 10, Mae came on. That is when the awesomeness returned. They were great, and it was so fun to watch them in such a small setting.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

We've Only Just Begun

It has been awhile. I can't believe that summer is almost over and school starts this week. I love school and I am excited to be going. I am also excited that summer- the actual season- is almost over. I love the fall! It is so nice and cool, and I can break out the hoodies again:). Who doesn't love hoodies?
Does anyone ever have those times that you are just cranky? Work has seemed unbearable this week and I don't know if I was in a bad mood because of work, or if work was awful because of my mood. We are short staffed and I have been having to pick up the slack. I have been doing 3-4 different jobs a day, and trying to stay on top of my own job, which in and of itself has been very difficult. I had to work six days, only getting paid for five might I add, and all of those days I was on my feet constantly. After listing all this, I think my bad mood may have been caused by work:).
There have been some good things. Um.... So You Think You Can Dance had it's finale and my favorite girl won. That was good. And let's I think that might be it. I guess you can call me Debbie Downer.
So, Good Morning America called my house yesterday looking for my ex sister-in-law. Apparently she has the same name as the ex-wife of one of the miners who died last week. You would think that they would check these things out before they start calling random people.
There are so many movies out right now! I saw Stardust yesterday and it was really good! It was kinda weird, but fun. And, I read Harry Potter 7 in a 24 hour period a couple weeks ago. There are also a lot of good summer shows back on. Like Psych. I love that show! And.... High School Musical 2 was on the other day!!! I have not watched it yet, but it is waiting for me on the tivo:).