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you are lightcyan

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the html color quiz

Huh. The analysis is true enough, but I wanted to be

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Depending on my mood--probably a creek, but possibly a brook or stream.
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
Cart. Shopping cart, if it's not in immediate context (ie, not, "Can I put my purse in the cart?", but like "She was pushing a shopping cart around the city.")
3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Bento box! Nah, probably a lunchbox. Unless it's mine.
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
Frying pan.
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Air mattress. (Haha, kidding, only at Kristy's house the last few weeks.) Couch.
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutter. Also where many minds reside.
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
Porch. Possibly deck if it's high off the ground.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Soda, if I'm not referring to it by the brand name.
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
Pancakes. Or waffles, but I think there's only one name for those.
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Ew. SubWay.
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes (which I actually pronounce as one word, "tenni-shoes." My mother actually referred to them as tennies when I was a kid) or sneakers.
13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning, organizing.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Lightning bug or firefly, more often than not the former. Funny, I never noticed that there were two different words for it until just now. Weird.
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Seesaw or teeter-totter.
17. How do you eat your pizza?
By hand, generally, unless I'm with someone anal who uses a knife and fork, and I might follow suit. Maybe.
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Yard sale or garage sale, interchangeably. Flea market if they actually open up a shop.
19. What's the evening meal?
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking fountain. Ew. I'd have to be pretty desperate to use one.

1. My username is ______ because ______.
rena_librarian. Well, RenaissanceGrrl was taken (and continues to be taken) by some dominatrix who has a friends-only journal. Grr. I'd had to resort to renaissancegrrl_thelibrarian as my Yahoo! ID and LJ wouldn't take that many letters. I often answer to Rena on forums (Ren and RG and RGrrl aren't my cup of tea) so it just...made sense?

2. My name is _____ because ______.
Sarah, because my parents wanted to give me a Bible name. (After choosing names like Jennifer and Alicia) Suits me well enough, I suppose.

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
Until the Stars Are All Alight. It's a Tolkien quote (from the song Pippin sings in the movie) and I liked the reference to the stars. Also it generically refers to things getting better in the future. I suppose I might actually be due for a rename, lol. Things are good, other than the joblessness.

4. My journal subtitle is ____ because ____.
Call me 'cause I'm still awake. Slight paraphrase from Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 AM)" because it's generally true--I'm very much a night owl.

5. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
Crazy People Who Like Me...which, uh...makes sense? Lol.

6. My default userpic is ____ because ____.
The Éowyn one Hobbity made for me...because I designed it and had it made for me.

- kill - Paris Hilton
- torture - see above. I'd start by gagging her
- smooch - meep, so many...let's just say 90% of the male LotR cast and leave it at that
- make out with - Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan
- go dancing with - see above
- have sex with - Did that meme already...
- hug - Stephen Colbert, because I didn't get Halloween as a kid, either.
- go on a date with - Hee. See "smooch."
- party with - Elijah and Dom, and hopefully get Elijah to DJ
- become best friends (female) - Avril Lavigne, Emilie de Ravin
- become best friends (male) - Jorge Garcia, Viggo Mortensen
- marry - ELIJAH.
- look like - Lindsay Lohan, in the Mean Girls era (ie, RED hair)
- adopt as your long lost sister - Avril Lavigne. Or...Lindsay Lohan? I'm with the Fug Girls, girl could use some stability in her life.
- - Jorge Garcia again. Maybe Hugh Laurie, if only because it would probably be creepy if I dated him.
- move in with - *snerk* ELIJAH. I doooo believe I started a fic like that once... *whistles innocently*
- get his autograph - Anybody I ran across. If I didn't actually want it, there's always Ebay!
- spend a day with - Elijah? Avril Lavigne? What is this, Make A Wish? (Probably Elijah. XD)
- go to a drive in movie with - Elijah. Or Dom.
- bake a cake for - Dang near anybody I liked.
- bake a turkey for - Uh...I dunno, I wouldn't do this for asked?

Slept in your bed: Just moi.
Saw you cry: Huh. I can't even think of the last time I--oh snap. Kristy. Sorta. Over Sam.
Made you cry: Sam. But only a little.
Spent the night at your house: Nico.
You went to the movies with: Kristy, Jared, EJ...uh...Raymond was there, I THINK Dena was there, EJ's man whose name escapes me (but I know it starts with a J!), and a friend of theirs.
You went to the mall with: Kristy and Abi!
Yelled at you: Hmm...Nico, probably?
Sent you an e-mail: Uh...Maryanne sent me the Lions newsletter and if I got anything after that it was automated.
You kissed: No one. *sob*

Said "I love you" and meant it?: Not to a guy. Never said it. Wanted to. Would have meant it if I had.
Gotten in a fight w/your dog/cat/bird/fish,etc.: Uh, no.
Been to New York? I saw the Statue of Liberty from a grounded plane, and I think we drove through it once when I was a kid, but not in any kind of meaningful way.
Been to Florida? Lived there for six months. I turned three there.
California? Twice, I think. I was really little. WINCHESTER MANSION FTW!
Hawaii? No, and have no desire to go unless it has something to do with Lost.
Mexico? Yes, actually. DON'T DRINK THE WATER. IT'S ALL TRUE.
China? Nope.
Canada? Three times, if you count Niagara Falls when I was young enough to be in a stroller. Twice otherwise.
Danced naked? Mmm, not really. I get enough of a kick walking around in the process of changing clothes or getting ready for a shower.
Dreamed something really crazy and then it happened the next day: I've had lots of deja vus from dreams, but they take longer than the next day.
Wish you were the opposite sex? Mmm, only to escape my period. Girls kick ass.
Had an imaginary friend? More than one. And at ages I don't care to admit.

Have you ever loved someone you had no chance with: ...every time. And currently. -_-*
Have You Ever Cried Over Something Someone of The Opposite Sex Did: More than once...
Do You Have A "Type" Of Person You Always Go After: I think I do, but then I end up falling for someone completely NOT that type...
Want Someone You Don't Have Right Now: Yeah.
Ever Liked a close Guy/Girl Friend: Yeah...currently? I don't know that we're really friends but we spend a lot of time around each other because we have mutual friends that we're close to.
Are You Lonely Right Now: After those questions? Yeah.
Ever Afraid You'll Never Get Married: It's crossed my mind more than once.
Do You Want To Get Married: Oh, yes.
Do You Want Kids: Not in the slightest.
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 I hear you just got married
Took a month long honeymoon
And you were all smiles at the wedding
You cried when you kissed the groom

I got no invitation
I guess the mailman didn't bring it to me
But I see the whole thing in slow motion
Every night as I try to sleep

My buddy John said you looked real pretty
And you acted like you were in love
He said the preacher asked for objections
And he thought about standing up

I told John he must've been crazy
'Cause you were just about to say 'I do'
He just gave me a wink and said all he could think
Is it could've been me with you

It could have been me standing there with you
It could have been me and my dreams coming true
But those dreams move on if you wait too long
It took me till now to see it could have been me

I don't guess I ever told you
That I went out and bought you a ring
I even carried it around in my pocket
Waiting to say the right thing

I pulled it out the other day
But the diamond had lost its shine
Well, I know how it feels 'cause my eyes grow dim
When I think you could have been mine

It could have been me standing there with you
It could have been me and my dreams coming true
But those dreams move on if you wait too long
It took me till now to see it could have been me

Oh, I called her just in time to be too late
You know those dreams move on if you wait too long
It took me till now to see (it could've been me)

It could have been me standing there with you
It could have been me and my dreams coming true
But those dreams move on if you wait too long
It took me till now to see it could have been me

It could have been me...
--It Could Have Been Me, Billy Ray Cyrus

Yeah. Yeah. Exactly what's running through my head, save for a gender-reversal.

Or, better yet...and maybe slightly closer to home...

Today was the worst day, I went through hell
I wish I could remove it from my mind
Two months away from you but I couldn't tell
I thought that everything was gonna be just fine

The postcard that you wrote with the stupid little note
Something wasn't quite right about it
It smelt like cheap perfume
And it didn't smell like you
There is no way you can get around it
Because you wrote

"I wish you were her"
You left out the 'E'
You left without me
And now you're somewhere out there
With a bitch, slut, psycho babe
I hate you, why are guys so lame?
Everything I gave you, I want everything back but you

My friends tried to tell me all along
That you weren't the right one for me
My friends tried to tell me to be strong
I bet you didn't think that I would see

The postcard that you wrote
With the stupid little note
Something wasn't quite right about it
I wanna see you cry
Like I did a thousand times
Now you're losing me, you're losing me now
Because you wrote

I wish you were her
You left out the 'E'
You left without me
And now you're somewhere out there
With a bitch, slut, psycho babe
I hate you, why are guys so lame?
Everything I gave you, I want everything back but you
---Everything Back But You, Avril Lavigne

Ahh, Avril. You write 'em so well.

So yeah. If you haven't put it together yet, Duncan got married. I guess. I mean, that is what I would assume from his MSN byline reading "I love being married!!!" Three exclamation points and a retarded MSN smiley face.

Every time I think about getting back in touch with him (this time it was gonna be "gimme my books back, jerk!" hence the appropriateness of Avril) I manage to find out something like this. Well, screw him. To quote another song, "There's a fine, fine line between love and  a waste of time." Ahh, Avenue Q.

On the bright side, I checked outside to see if my Marvelous Mail package was sitting by the door--and it wasn't, but there was a mailing tube propped up in the corner. I didn't THINK it was my MM package (though it's an idea for the next one I send! or maybe the next round's theme!), since it seemed a bit small. It occurred to me what it might be as I pried it open (which was harder than it should have been, lol), and I was right--it was, of all things, an Elijah Wood poster. [profile] frolijah_fan_54 offered to send them out weeks ago (she went to a screening of Day Zero, met the director, and had gotten a copy of the poster), and I'd quite forgotten that I said I wanted one. It just made me laugh and think that (yet another song!) "Somebody's Out There Watching." ^_^ It absolutely could not have come on a better day. It's currently lying on the floor behind me, flattening under a couple of encyclopedias, and hopefully I can hang it up tonight before I go to sleep. ^_^

Nothing beats Elijah comfort. If this funk continues I'll probably watch Deep Impact tomorrow.
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I woke up this morning afternoon and just looked around and decided today would be a schleppy day; I don't feel like doing anything. My laundry is piling up and I should go do it (I'm already too late for last load at the place where I have my gift certificate from the auction, though, so that's out), I have shit I could be doing and I just don't care.

How odd that I should decide that before finding out.

Two-Volume Novel

by Dorothy Parker

The sun's gone dim, and
The moon's turned black;
For I loved him, and
He didn't love back.

I think we've hit the final chapter; I'm more than willing to call it such. I'm tired of this. I'm amazed by how hurt I feel. Just when I think I've finally dealt with what little feelings I had left here, I find out something else and all my issues spring up anew. Oh, there they are--the tears that have been eluding me the last few hours. Hello, sore throat.

...damn you, contacts. least it still happens for some people.

Thank you, Zach Braff--I think I've officially moved from fan to fangirl. Or at least I will if I ever turn back into an optimist.
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So I get this word-of-the-day email. I think I've mentioned it before. Anyway, it kind of sucks at times because I'd say 90% of the time I already KNOW the word they're trying to teach me. But I learned something tonight!

If you put the nail of your pointer finger against the pad of your thumb and flick it against something, you have just filliped that something. I TOTALLY never knew there was a word for that!! You can use it as a noun, too--"That fillip really hurt, you jerk!" XD And it sounds less naughty than flicking someone. (Flicking sounds naughty to me, anyway. Though it may have something to do with the period during which Kat and I came up with the concept of "flicking" as an insult and got in trouble because everyone thought we were giving them the finger WHICH WE TOTALLY WERE NOT... XD Good times. In retrospect.) It's conjectured that the word flip is actually derived from fillip, same as chirp from the older "chirrup." Huh.

I should learn to cook. It's really sad that I have all the STUFF to make a grilled cheese sandwich (bread, cheese, butter, a frying pan, and a stovetop, and even some garlic salt stuff that could nicely kick it up a notch) and yet feel like it is TOO MUCH EFFORT. I've been meaning to bake, like, cookies or a cake or SOMETHING ever since I moved in, but the only cake I've had was the one Katchan made. I've got a can of OJ concentrate defrosting in the kitchen now and will be inappropriately pleased with myself when I get that mixed up. (Sad that I know beforehand how pathetic that will be.) (No comments on juice-from-concentrate, Nico, I already know you're a brand-name snob when it comes to OJ. No offense. I heart you for it.)

So yeah. Went with Nico, Rachel, and Rachel's friend Ruth and saw Tyler W of TB in a play tonight--Sex, Love, and the IRS, which was surprisingly more comedic than I expected and had a guy in drag for most of it. Basic plot: guy (Tyler) offers to do taxes for his male roommate Leslie and then, without telling Leslie, files them as MARRIED. Saves money, great plan...until they get audited. Hilarity ensues. Would make a cute movie, if you like the it-takes-place-all-in-one-day Empire-Records sort of movie. Which I do.

Speaking of movies, last night Nico and I finally watched Party Monster. Creeeepy, and about something completely different than you think it's about (on a totally random note, so was Capote), even though it FREAKING TELLS YOU RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING. And I wanna read the book now--Disco Bloodbath. It sounds delightfully degenerate, and yet with its moments of insight, kind of like Prozac Nation, only MORE. Lol. (Speaking of which, I totally need to buy my own copy of Prozac Nation and reread it.) Still trying to decide if Party Monster is an exception to my "I only like true stories if they're about crazy people" or if it's actually kind of ABOUT crazy people. XD


Still love the job, still haven't messed with vlogging on my webcam, though I DID discover that my digital camera does not, in fact, record sound. XD Go me.

I should post real content more often. Nico and I have been going out, like, almost every weekend. Or sometimes during the week if he's working.

Oh, before I forget AGAIN: Not last Sunday, but the Sunday before, my company hosted a bowling party. I went, thinking I could meet some of the people from the other office (and I did, I've been IMing with Jennifer--she was really nice and we're "doing lunch" sometime, lol, and I had a class in college with her little brother), and of course no one from MY office showed up (though Terry did thank me the next morning for going and "representing" our office, despite the fact that I told Linda and Ashley that even though I had a good time, if I had KNOWN none of them were coming I probably would have skipped it). I suck at parties, I sat alone at a table until someone else talked to me because I can't just spontaneously introduce myself to a total stranger... but anyway, I had fun, and I won a trophy!!

...never you mind that it was for the lowest score. It's delightfully tacky, and yes, it IS sitting on my desk in my cubicle. (Everyone else at work refers to cubicles as cubes and it's a difficult habit to avoid taking up, but I hate that because it sounds...well, dumb.) Haha. All those people with middling scores went home with nothing. Like I told Jennifer, if you're going to lose, at least lose spectacularly! ^_^ And yes, Nico, if I ever tire of gazing at it, I will give it to you. In fact, I'll will it to you, too. Just in case. XD

So yeah...can't think of anything else, though I KNOW there was something else I've been meaning to blog about.

OH WAIT. Yeah. Long story short (honestly, if you know me at all well you've already heard anyway), Duncan's back with his ex. Old news by now. Except that's an oxymoron. But still. After a hissy in the privacy of my home, a long walk, some rum and Dr. Pepper (screw Coke), and a bit of introspection...I'm surprisingly okay with this. Disappointed, yes, but the smearing of residual anger is all directed at myself for not speaking up when I had the chance. (If I had known I would lose him anyway if I didn't speak up, I would have taken the risk.) And a bit of "Hell, his loss," attitude. (Though Shelly pointed out that maybe, just maybe, since this girl left him at the altar once before, it might behoove me to make an effort to stay friends with him since it could happen again. XD I think she was joking. That smacks of desperation even to me. And as this is the SECOND time Shelly's advice has led me astray in the romantic department, I think I may stop taking it. Lol.)

So...I dunno. I think I may email him (BTW, when and WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY did people start referring to sending emails as "shooting" someone an email??). Maybe. I should probably finish the story he inspired first so I have more than one reason to.

So...yeah. Anyone know any cute, single, non-assholey guys my age who know how to spell and are looking to date?
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No one reads 'em anyway. )
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I can't even begin to put a number on the times I said "Oh well, won't matter after tonight," "Ha! I never have to do this again!" or "Guess it's not my problem anymore" tonight.

We were done closing in, like, thirty minutes, but then Hannah got so absorbed in her paperwork that we had to sit and wait on her for fifteen friggin' minutes. I understand that she was coming up short, but DAMN. (Oh well. I spent my last five minutes at Taco Bell getting paid to sit on the counter. XD)

I have to say she's been so pissy the last two nights that I really don't feel sorry for her. Yay for karma and schadenfreude, which I have decided is my new favorite word.

But you know what? It's not my problem anymore.

So tomorrow I'm doing laundry, washing all my uniforms before I turn them back in. Also washing new purchases before wearing. And as luck would have it, I might have occasion to wear some of them tomorrow night! ^_^

But I'll get to that momentarily.

Speaking of shopping, Nico and I went to Rogers a few weeks ago--Sunday the 24th, lol, it doesn't seem like it's been that long. Anyway his aunt and uncle (who, in a nutshell, own a golf course and send him a four-figure sum for Christmas every year, and he's just their nephew) were there for some sort of healthy-living seminar, and since they were "so close" (three-hour drive), they convinced him to meet up for lunch. I tagged along, and was lucky enough to get invited to lunch (Nico and I had planned on me taking his car and shopping while they ate).

We went to this place called...Cabrera's? Caberra's? Something like that. At any rate, this really expensive Italian bar-and-grill place. OMG it was so good. Nico and I did the math later and we realized that for the four of us, including the tip, that meal probably cost about $200. (Of course there was alcohol involved, too, and that jacked it up quite a bit, but still.) Definitely the most expensive meal I've ever eaten, lol, and I'll probably never have another one. I told Dad about it later, and joked about rubbing elbows with big money, lol. He said we should have such rich relatives and I told him that the easy solution would be for me to marry Nico, if only I could talk Nico into it. XD (I was kidding.) Even Dad said, "Well, good luck with THAT."

But Nico's aunt and uncle--Jenny and Roger, who Nico calls by their names, which felt completely weird to me, who is used to calling anyone older than a cousin by a title, Aunt Diane, etc.--were actually really fun, too. I mean, I don't know--they're Nico's relatives, how boring could they be? But still. I wasn't expecting to have THAT good of a time, lol. When we walked in the hostess wrote down our name, then when the waitress got to our table she was all, "So, is this the...Studdard party?" Nico's uncle corrected her. "Stoddard. There's odd in Stoddard." XD

They never carded any of us at the restaurant. Hmm. Not that it matters since we're all over 21, but I thought it was weird. Had a delectable drink, a house mixed drink with cranberry juice, apple schnapps, and vodka, with a maraschino cherry. Looked like pink lemonade, tasted much better. ^_^ I think it was just called a Wildberry cocktail, but it was REALLY good.

After they left (they had to catch their plane), Nico and I went shopping. Among my finds--a purple Asian-style top (which I have ALWAYS wanted), the Claire's 10 for $10 sale, Flatland (it's a geek novel, look it up online), and a Rurouni Kenshin novel. (Have decided that RK needs its own entry later, lol.) Oh, and my hot new purse, which was 40% off. Yay!

Nico (with the most incredibly sweet gesture he's ever done for me, period) completely surprised me with one purchase:

(click to enlarge...yes, I just laid it on my scanner and scanned it, lol) I'm Best. He's Friends. ^_^ I really found myself at a loss to articulate how deeply touched I was/am. No, I don't wear it every day, but often enough. (I just realized that I SO need to wear it in front of my parentals! XD) And actually that's my general chain--anytime I get a necklace that's just a charm on a chain I take the charm off and wear it on that chain, because I heart it so very much. It's so simple (in my mind, simple=elegant), and when you just have one they don't tangle...but I digress.

So. Yay for shopping. Yay for fantastic sales (Nico and I found more than a few!). And yay for pics--the first mall we went to was kinda crappy, but the second one was SO awesome and cool-looking that we took pics. When he puts them online you can bet I'll share. ^_^

Anywhoozles...the night before all that, Duncan came to Taco Bell. We didn't get to talk much, just enough to establish that A) he still has my two books, B) he's read them and therefore can give them back, C) he was on his way out of town and couldn't hang with me, but D) he would try to get a hold of me the next time he was in town--possibly the next weekend--so I could get my books back if nothing else.

Well, that was all well and good, but I heard nothing from him after that. I messaged him on MySpace when the weekend came and went, still haven't heard back, called him the other day on my way back from Harrison, got voicemail.

And then he showed up at Taco Bell today, on my very last day. *cue the Hallelujah Chorus*

So...well, we have tentative plans for tomorrow afternoon/evening. (Quite frankly, I can't think of a better way to spend my one day of unemployment, lol.) I'm HOPING we can go out for dinner (and wear some of those hot new clothes, lol). We shall see. Not exactly holding my breath.

He's looking good these days, he hasn't cut his hair since we saw Spiderman 3, I don't think (I couldn't tell today, he was wearing a do-rag, but last time it was long), and he's shaved down to a goatee. He wasn't kidding when he said doing so made him look kinda like Faramir. ^_^ *squibbles a little* (I think maybe he's lost weight, too...though he was a little skinny thing to begin with, so I'm not sure...)

Ah, well. I'm getting tired. More tomorrowish.
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Three guesses! )


Jun. 17th, 2007 03:33 pm
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I've been working crazily this week, but goshdarnit I actually have some freaking OVERTIME. Four hours, I think. My check might actually break the $500 mark for once. (No telling with the damn withholding taxes...the last time I had overtime, though, I had two hours, and my check was around $475.)

Next week, however, I have two days off. ^_^ I have to work tonight and tomorrow and then I get to STAY HOME.

Or go see my parents. Whatever. (I need to go see Grandpa and get my dishes!!) I'm going to call Mom and see what's up with them Tuesday, since my Thursday will probably be spent with Jacqui. Maybe. She's been kinda "I wanna stay home" since she's been living in the trailer (on her parents' property, but not technically in their house). Whatever.

In other news: I think I am officially addicted to the Sims.

And me and Kat are playing the best realtime RPG EVER. *huggles Audries, even though his soul has been destroyed and as such he's being a bit of a dickhead at the moment* Well, as much as we can around her being sick and taking care of Esme.

Oh yes. I think I saw Duncan on Friday. Just as I was leaving the Village 5/Stage parking lot to get to work, he was pulling in. (Or at any rate someone with the exact same car who looked an awful lot like him.) Whoever it was waved, lol. If only I hadn't been going to WORK!! *sigh* I called him and got his voicemail and was all, "Was that you?" But no callback. (Like the last few times I've called him--I think our phones still hate each other.) I just messaged him on MySpace and am cursing myself for not sending it last night, because his last login was today. *facepalm*

I am not a creepy stalker. I am not a creepy stalker. I am not a creepy stalker.

Stalker, yes. Creepy, no.

guess what?

Jun. 1st, 2007 03:15 am
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Ren Faire

May. 30th, 2007 03:47 pm
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So...the Ren Faire. It was pretty freaking awesome. I think I have found my calling in life--to sit around in Renaissance costume and run a till in a clothing shop. ^_^ Am looking into it as soon as I remember, lol. (I think some of them get paid.)

Anyway. There were a lot of pirates--I imagine PotC has had its influence. The one show we all stopped to watch was the pirate show featuring The Pirate Shantyman and the Bonnie Lass (who was pregnant! ^_^). I got some pics/video on my phone, but of course I have no way to post it yet. ;-;  Funny stuff, though--they came out a few minutes before the show and started shouting at the passersby--"Start your Sunday morning right! It's the Pirate Gospel Hour!" XD Then they kept reminding us that today's show was brought to us by the letter "ARRRR!"

The clothes they were selling were AMAZING--I could easily have spent $1000 on clothes. Sadly this would have only bought about ten lower-end pieces, but still. I wanted so many of the hats, too! I told a few of them that for the money I could have paid for the clothes I'd be better off investing in a sewing machine and lessons. ^_^ I contented myself with one really pretty necklace. (It's a leaf made of copper. Really red-orange, really pretty.)

My sister Jennifer and I got henna tattoos together. I now have a vine starting at my wrist and trailing up my arm. Kind of abstract, kind of Elven-looking. It looks like something Legolas might have had done during his rebellious teenage years. ^_^ Again, I have pics, but they're on my phone. ;-; I really really really love it, though.

Haha. We watched a joust, and I wasn't sure who to root for--the one guy looked kind of like Frodo (at any rate he had shaggy dark curly hair) and was wearing yellow and green (the Shire colors), and the other guy was wearing purple and named Sir Duncan. XD

FINALLY found a new hematite ring. My last one (that I bought in Canada) suffered a fatal accident--I fell hands-first onto a concrete floor (at camp, during a game) and a few minutes later someone handed me the pieces. *sigh* So yay!

Took a pic of an Elven-king and -queen, with the ears and everything. Lol. Yay.

Amazing how many times I thought of Duncan--I would see so much crap (especially in the weaponry shops and stuff) and wish he was there so I could grab him by the arm and make him come look. *sigh* Lol. Plenty to talk about with him whenever I do see him.

It was a blast. I SO want to go to another one!!
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So me, Nico, and Jacqui have hung out a lot lately. I could recap the times and dates but I really just want to get my alcohol tally up-to-date, lol.

At some unknown date: Coconut rum. Not impressed, but then I don't like coconut.

The night before the party: A shot of watermelon pucker. Reminded me of the wine cooler I originally tasted.
A mix of my own--Two shots of said watermelon pucker, a shot of coconut rum, topped off with Sprite. Not bad, not great. Thinking of calling it "My Funny Valentine" because it was so pink. >_<
Rum & Dr. Pepper--it's Captain Pepper! Lol.
A shot of peach schnapps.
Peach schnapps and orange juice (deelish!!)

The night Nico randomly decided to throw a party, which I really didn't get to go to because I worked: Vodka. First a shot, then two shots mixed in orange juice.

OMG VODKA WILL GET YOU CRUNKED FAST. That's the only the second time I've FELT drunk, and I was only about three sips into the mix. Lol. So no vodka unless I'm with people I trust or at home.


Um...finally saw The Village! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT! I thought I knew what the twist at the end was (whether someone told me wrong or I got confused, I'm not sure), but I DIDN'T, so I was pleasantly surprised. ^_^

Called Duncan yesterday. Got voicemail. Other than that haven't talked to/heard from him since the night before the club. Weird.

Stayed late after work with Nico tonight--we scrubbed the lobby, which normally only gets mopped. (This is a once-a-summer thing, lol.) Yay for overtime! ^_^ I don't know. Normally I'd be pissed about it, but for some reason I wasn't. Nico asked if I would rather do it Thursday and I told him no, I'd rather go ahead and do it while I know I'm in an okay mood for it, rather than run the risk of being irritated by it later. So tonight it was. ^_^ (The floor was SO gross once we put degreaser on it!! OMG. But I digress.)

Spent the weekend in St. Louis. FINALLY got a cover for my phone--it's purple, shock shock. ^_^ But it makes me happy. It was Mirielle's first birthday and I took lots of pics with my phone. Hopefully I'll soon get the device to move phone pics to my comp. Or my camera from Katchan. ^_^

Um...oh yes, we went to a Ren Faire whilst there, but I'm too tired to go into detail about that. As a matter of fact, I have to get up in about six hours in order to do laundry for work tomorrow night. So, like...I'm going to go to bed now, and I'll try to work on that while the laundry's going. Either that or my chapter. OMG. I'm such a bad coauthor.


May. 28th, 2007 07:05 pm
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You Are Most Like Charlotte!

You are the ultimate romantic idealist
You've been hurt before, but that hasn't caused you to give up on love.
If anything, your resolve to fall in love is stronger than ever.
And it's this feminine optimism that men find most appealing about you.

Romantic prediction: That guy you are seeing (or crushing on)?

Could be very serious - if you play your cards right!

I've only watched it, like, twice...but the analysis fits.

Funny that it says that as I'm debating on calling Duncan. ^_^**
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The Candy Heart You Should Give Is:

To: Duncan
From: Sarah

Hee. Yes indeed!

Because eating up flists is not nice. )
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Actually, the Ozark Choral Society concert in review first--selections from Phantom of the Opera, selections from Beauty and the Beast, a few solos. Too much choralizing and not enough solos, IMHO, but then I guess everyone needs their moment and the director has to play fair. They had to condense both, and rearrange, but they did a good job. (But the Phantom kidnapping Christine right after "Masquerade"?? WTF??!)

Three-and-a-half stars out of five, for local theater.

Saw Karen briefly, which was nice, but we really didn't talk other than for her to say that I was looking good--both weight-wise and my outfit. Lol. Yay. Right afterward, me and Jacqui headed for the club. (Well, okay, Mickey D's pitstop--drinking on an empty stomach is BAD!)

When we got there, Nico, April (who wrecked my battery, lol, if you'll recall), her husband Kevin, their friend Ryan (who I'd met twice or thrice at April's place), Ryan's little (underage) brother Chris, and Wigz were there.  Candise and Kelly showed up not too much later.

I kind of sat there for a while, soaking it in. The music was WAY louder, there were a few people dancing, but it wasn't crowded (at only 10:30ish). Nico finally dragged me to the bar to get drinks. I wasn't sure what I wanted and just said "something fruity." "Two something fruitys, please!" XD I guess Amaretto Sours were on special because that's what we got. GOOD STUFF. Amaretto, sweet and sour mix, and Sprite. Mmm.

While I was sitting there drinking it, a woman came around offering Jello shots, and Nico bought a round. Wasn't so impressed by that--it ONLY tasted of Jello, and not at all of alcohol (despite the fact that it's made with vodka). If I wanted to taste that I'd make plain old Jello! Two bucks for THAT? No thanks, I'd rather save my money for a REAL drink.

The girl that was selling them was Asian, so after she walked away Jacqui was all, "Lick Poop...take Jello shot..." But then that's not funny unless you've seen the Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show. Ahem.

So anyway I just kind of sat there for a long time. Candise was all, "Why are you just sitting there? You're supposed to be down there, moving!" (We had a table elevated from the main dance floor.) And I just shrugged and held up my drink. "More of this first!" Lol. (I found out later that the Amaretto Sour is actually really low in alcohol, lol, but whatever.)

About the time I was finally finishing it (not that I drink slowly by ANY stretch of the imagination!) Bri, Tab, and Rackle showed up, completing our little group. When THEY were there, THEN I had the guts to go dance--we were all dancing in a group.

I started off dancing in little bursts, then going and sitting, then dancing again for longer and longer...all told I think I spent about three hours on the floor. In THREE INCH HEELS, thanks.

There was a lot of dancing going on purely for shits and giggles, girl-on-girl (not me but the other girls), girl-on-Nico, lol. At one point I was sitting on a stool against the wall (but not at a table) and Ryan, who was pretty crunked by that point, backed up to me and danced for a second, but it didn't last long, lol.

But the dancing and all was building up my confidence...I went to Nico and asked him. "Dude, I know you called dibs, but would you be upset if I danced with Ryan?" (Ryan is straight, lol, but still.) Nico kind of laughed me off and said to go for it--so I did.

Dancing with a guy is completely different--even if it's a guy you don't care about. It was fun, and intense (if you get my drift--I wouldn't have done it if my mother was there! ^_^). I fully enjoyed it, but a large part of me kept wishing it was Duncan, lol. (Practice for when it IS, hopefully.) It was also kind of funny because of HOW drunk Ryan was. It was crazy, he not only kept his feet but was moving them way more than I moved mine (I'm more of a hip- and shoulder-shaker)--so long as no one bumped into him. If someone did, then he kind of headed in a floorly direction, lol. One time I was all, "Are you okay?" and he did this motion to indicate that he was seeing double, then indicated that his vision was centered again, and nodded, then carried on dancing right where he'd left off. Lol.

When the song ended I sat back down, but then they announced the Cha Cha Slide ("Only losers like you would request this song! You're the only people in the world that like it!" And yet everyone danced, lol), so I got back up and found myself dancing with Ryan again. I thought I kind of sucked but Nico said I did okay. Jacqui pointed out later that it's kind of hard to screw up as the instructions are IN THE SONG, but then I reminded her that I doooo tend to get left and right mixed up. (At least when told them verbally--I do okay on DDR because it's a visual representation.)

We kept dancing through the next song, and then I sat down. Nico pushed a drink to me, something red and fruity--something called a Southern Mother Fucker. I tried to look it up online later and since I couldn't find it, I'm thinking it might be a Firehouse specialty. (There are other drinks such as the Purple Mother Fucker, so I'm guessing it's the same thing, just with Southern Comfort in it.) Whatever it was, it was good. I downed it pretty quickly, and good thing, too, because not too much later the club closed.

Out in the parking lot I thanked Ryan for dancing with me--I was glad he was there, I wouldn't have had the guts to ask a total stranger to dance, and I would have missed out!--"Sorry I sucked..." He gave me a side hug and a kiss on the cheek. ^_^ (Five o'clock shadow, up close and personal, lol.) Everyone had decided to meet back up at McDonald's here in Mountain Home, but as me and Jacqui were on our way Nico called me from someone's cellphone (Wigz or April, I'm not sure, lol) and told me April's car had broken down, so plans were off.

Jacqui and I came home and I changed, then we turned around and went out again because I had to get a Mother's Day present for Mom, lol. As we were passing, we saw someone turn in at Taco Bell, so we circled back to say hi--it was Tab, Bri, Rackle, Candise and Kelly, all eating Mickey D's. We chatted for a few minutes. Jacqui fell asleep, lol, so I left her in the car while I got Mom's present. (A book I thought she'd like. She hasn't said anything yet.)

When me and Jacqui got back to my place she went right to sleep, I went online for an hour or so.

The next morning we got up and had lunch with my parents (Jacqui's mom was out of town), which was funny. I told them I didn't know the name of the red drink and Jacqui said it had been at least an hour between when I finished it and when we left. ^_^**

And that's pretty much everything...except the PICS! All of the following gacked from Nico and Rackle, the little shutterbugs. Also all click-to-enlarge.

 This is almost everyone--Kelly with her back to the camera, Wigz in the strapless top, Bri with her back to the camera, Tab above that, Rackle in the blue top, and me with my back to the camera, too, lol.

This is April, whose birthday we were celebrating.

Someone must have said something funny to Tab, because this is not alcohol, lol.

Me and Jacqui and my Amaretto Sour, lol.

Me and Nico finally have a smooshy pic! ^_^

Nico and Chris, who barely said three words all night, lol.

This is my new favorite pic of myself, it's my default pic on MySpace and my MSN userpic. My headline on both: "I may not be a ten, but the boys say I clean up good...I'm here for the party!"

Nico shakin' his groove thang. ^_^

Wigz, Tab, and me. I have NO idea why I look so mad, lol. Or why I thought that that move resembled dancing.

This is NOT a pic of Tab dancing. It's a lovely photo of my shoulder. Lol.

This is me dancing with Ryan. My mother must never know of this pic's existence.

The man's a brilliant dancer, no matter how drunk he is. (I didn't do that, I swear!)

 So yeah. I had fun. ^_^
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1.YOUR SPY NAME (middle name and current street name): Haha...E. Coley (Okay, I cheated--technically I'm Highway 201, but I tell people I'm at the intersection of the two.)
2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME (grandfather/mother on your dad's side and your favourite candy) Esther Reese
3. YOUR RAP NAME (first initial of first name and first three or four letters of your last name): S. Stro
4. YOUR GAMER TAG (a favourite colour, a favourite animal) Purple Horse
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, and city you were born in) E. Mountain Home
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (first three letters of your last name, last three letters of mother's maiden name, first three letters of your pet's  name): Sroordell.
7. JEDI NAME (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards): H. Drofwarc
8. PORN STAR NAME (first pet's name, the street you grew up on): Shadow Main
9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favourite colour and the automobile your dad drives) The Purple Focus XD
10. YOUR ACTION HERO NAME (first name of the main character in the last film you watched, last food you ate) Peter Creamslush! (Or Mary Jane Creamslush, better yet.)


May. 13th, 2007 05:10 am
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*yawn* I started these earlier when I was doing laundry and just finished. Will post about the club when I'm less sleepy.

Hopefully Nico and/or Tack will have uploaded some pics by then. They took tons. I took one and it sucks, lol.

At any rate, I had a WONDERFUL time. ^_^

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So after spending the latter part of Thursday night with Jacqui saying "Stupid Duncan..." every time there was a lull in conversation, I called him again yesterday--right before work, thinking I'd get his voicemail.

And of course, as Murphy's Law goes, I actually got a hold of him that time. (Not that I wasn't pleased, lol.) I told him as much, lol--"Oh, HI! I figured I'd get your voicemail!" ^_^ I'm a total dork, lol.

Annnd...long story short: He and Robert have moved in with Robert's parents.

So now he's just over an hour away. >_< (He said an hour, google maps says an The way I drive, I bet it's an hour-fifteen.) On the bright side, he DOES have a job that he starts Monday. ^_^ And he said he'd be back this way on weekends...sooo...I don't know. This could have send me into a tailspin but I think I'm okay. It's not like he moved, say, back to Austin.

And really, it's not like we're to the point where I can ask him to take me into consideration in making his decisions.

I still invited him tonight, but until he starts getting the paychecks from that job, he really can't afford to make the drive.

Oh well. Me and Jacqui are going to have a good time at the concert and everyone's going to have a good time clubbing. ^_^ I'm FINALLY wearing the sexy scoopneck shirt I bought a YEAR ago--right before Mirielle was born. (Somehow I knew then that it would take a year, lol.) I may end up being overdressed, but I do that fairly often--bump into someone when I'm just running errands, and they'll ask me what I'm all dressed up for, lol. I guess I just prefer businessy/classy-looking clothes.

And...well...I'll get back with him eventually.

We should take pics tonight, but I don't know when they'll be available for posting--STILL not sure how to get pics from my phone, and Nico's computer is DEAD. *mourns* Then again Rackle will be there, so...I don't know. We shall see.

Tomorrow me and Jacqui are going to lunch with my parents, for Mother's Day--her mom is out of town, lol. So yay. A good reason not to get TOO drunk tonight, lol. (That and drinks are $6 apiece!!)

So anyway. I need to stop typing, finish straightening my hair, and do a load of laundry. Later peeps!
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I remembered what I was going to post earlier, lol.

Thursday at work Nick, one of the newer kids, and I were standing by the counter, and out of the blue he goes, "Do you know Duncan -insert last name here-?"

And I was all, "Um, yeah. I've been hanging out with him for about two months." (And actually, it was the two-month anniversary of the Creepy Cop Chase, but I didn't mention that.) "Why?"

"Well, he's my uncle, and you remind me of him."

*odd look*

"Just, like, the way you act and stuff."

"Really? Cool."

I figure if I find someone so attractive, I should take "being like them" as a compliment. ^_^

(I then asked if Duncan had, like, mentioned me, and Nick hadn't talked to him in a while. Whatever.)
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So closing with Candise sucks. Period. Whether it takes TWO FUCKING HOURS or less than one. And I have to do it again tonight.

I had to close Wednesday night and then work day shift yesterday, so I just stayed up all night--from 3 PM Wednesday until 4 AM on what was technically Friday morning. 37 hours. I thought I'd end up falling asleep earlier and thereby STOP sleeping from 6 AM to 3 PM, but I ended up sleeping 4 to 2. >_< And I know I'll be up tonight, getting ready for tomorrow, lol.

I close tonight, and then I'm off tomorrow. I'm going to the Ozark Choral Society concert (selections from Phantom of the Opera, with my long-since-over-it-crush Tim playing the Phantom--squee!!) and then joining about half of Taco Bell at the club in West Plains--The Firehouse. Jacqui's coming to both.

I guess me and the parentals and Jacqui are going to lunch on Sunday for Mother's Day. My idea, but unfortunately I can't afford to fund it, lol.

Umm...Duncan never called, left him a voicemail...yesterday? No, Wednesday. Just trying to see if he'll be free. Haven't heard back, and I'm about to call him again.

oh yeah

May. 8th, 2007 04:28 pm
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Not only have the nightmares completely disappeared since I wrote about them, but I had a very nice dream on Saturday morning.

Yes, it involved Duncan. NO, it did not involve sex. It didn't even involve kissing.

But still--my dream, my details.

February 2012



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