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Honestly, 90% of the questions are gender-neutral, I think. I didn't read it very closely before filling it out.

This is more or less an "I'm not dead" post--I don't have time to read the flist. Well, I do, but I don't want to be awake for another three hours. I'm trying to wind down.



Does your Facebook password have to do with a boy? No, it let me use the one that's a word, instead of demanding that I use the one that's a mix of letters and numbers.
What's one thing a guy can do to make you like them? Oh please, no one could MAKE me do anything. If he has to try, he doesn't have a chance anyway.
Are you a girly girl? In my own way. I'm not a trend or label whore, but I have VERY strong aversions to getting dirty/sweaty.
Big or small purses? Small. Duffel bags are for traveling.
Do you enjoy drama? Only at the theater.
Did you dress up on Halloween? Fuck yeah, cosplay is awesome.
How many guys will read this just because it says "FEMALE SURVEY"? IDK, probably the same number that would read any survey I posted.
Have you ever been called a bad influence? Hmm. I don't think so. Not seriously, anyway.
Do you think you're pretty, honestly? No. I feel like I'm the girl Stephen Lynch sings about, the Big Fat Friend. (The song is called She Gotta Smile, for those who need to look that up.)
Eyeliner or mascara? Mascara, if I have to choose.
American Eagle or Hollister? NEITHER.
Heels or flats? Um, how far do I have to walk?
Skirts or jeans? Jeans.
Straight or curly hair? STRAIGHT.
Have you ever had your heart broken? Well, yeah. Is fixed now.
Do you prefer light or dark haired guy? Pretty much anything but blond will catch my eye. Dom/Josh Holloway/Legolas are a few exceptions, which means...you have to be pretty dang hot, lol.
Do you like your life? I want to live in a city but can't complain beyond that.
Ever walked into the guy's bathroom? I had to clean it when I worked foodservice.
Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on? Once. I was already soaked from a water balloon fight. Seemed like a natural next step.
Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? Yeah.
Have you ever not been able to get someone off of your mind? Of course. I'm marrying him.
Do you ever wish you were famous? Yeah.
Preppy or Punk/goth? Punk/goth. If I fit in the clothes I'd probably show a LOT more of that aesthetic.

GUYS:
Good cook or take you out a lot? Meh. Either way I get awesome food. (That being said Cody is both.)
Funny or Serious? Funny.
Long or short hair? Whatever works.

When is the last time you were in a photo booth taking pictures with a friend? Some birthday. 11 or 12. IDK if I still have the pic. =(
Have you ever seen someone you knew and purposely avoided seeing them? Yeah, but usually only if it's someone I only know through my parents, or if I'm with one of my parents and don't want to explain where I know them from, lol.
On average what do you think you cry about the most? Honestly, anymore? Either about the idea of something bad happening to Cody, or if I think too much about how much he loves me.
Who was the last guy you talked to? Uhh...the Mexican dudes at the club that were dancing with us all.
Do you think best friends can be replaced? Well, it's happened.
Does the last person you held hands with mean a lot? I'm marrying him. ^_^
Do you think you have made a difference in anyone's life? I've been told as much.
Which of your friends is the easiest to talk to? Kristy, I think.
What friend do you tell the most? See above.
Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? Uhh...
Where's the weirdest place you've changed clothes? Lol. One time my mom wanted me to try on a dress before we drove home, so she made me do it in the backseat of the van, parked behind the mall in Mountain Home (back when the Wal*Mart was there).
Are you going anywhere this summer? Uhh, maybe St. Louis next month. Not sure.
Are you waiting for anyone's call right now? No, it's waaaaay too late for people to be calling me. If anyone called me I wouldn't say hello, I'd say "Someone better be dying."
Are you shy? Ehh...yeah.
Are you talkative? People who don't know me think I'm quiet, people who do know me wish I was.
Are you good at hiding your feelings? Mmm...maybe. IDK.
How is life going for you at this moment? It's okay. *pause for effect* I'm getting married! =D
Do you trust people easily? Yeah...but only once.
Do you give out second chances easily? No.
Do you smile a lot? Sometimes my cheeks hurt.
One thing you're looking forward to? The wedding!!! =D
How do you feel about change? It's a good thing...when it's MY idea.
Last time you got a text message and smiled? About an hour ago. I was texting with Kristy after we all went our separate ways.
Do you prefer to be around people, or by yourself? It depends. Sometimes on the people, sometimes on me, lol.

whee

May. 14th, 2009 12:03 am
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I am congested. Stupid Cody.

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] gamgeefest.

1. What color is your toothbrush? I think it's blue and white. The fact that it was 89 cents won out over the one that was purple.
2. Name one person who made you smile today: Cody!! ^_^
3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning: Sleeping. Duh.
4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? Facebook, or email. Something online.
5. What is your favorite candy bar? Hm. Just a plain old Hershey bar, if I have to have a bar. I'm more likely to go for peanut M&Ms.
6. Have you ever been to a strip club? No.
7. What is the last thing you said aloud? I talk to myself all the time, no telling. I was probably swearing at something.
8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate chip cookie dough. ^_^
9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Currently drinking milk. Before that lemonade with a shot of Wal*Mart fruit punch.
10. Do you like your wallet? Yeah, it has Hello Kitty on it.
11. What was the last thing you ate? Some chocolate.
12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? No, that was last week.
13. The last sporting event you watched? The Olympics, and not even all of that.
14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Butter. I don't really like stuff flavored like other stuff--ie, chips flavored like BBQ, jellybeans flavored like popcorn...it's just weird. What was wrong with original flavor?
15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to? Shelly. We were discussing Lost.
17. Do you take vitamins daily? Theoretically, but I forget a lot.
18. Do you go to church every Sunday? No.
19. Do you have a tan? Hell no.
20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? FSCK NO!!!
21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? Only if it comes in a cup from a fast food place.
22. What did your last text message say? Um, I think it said "Go her!" or "Good for her!"
23. What are you doing tomorrow? Sleeping, hanging out with Cody for a bit, then going to job-shadow the Caregiver working with my new client.
24. What sounds are you listening to now? My sniffling, the computer motor, my typing, my gigantic sneeze...
25. Look to your left, what do you see? The calendar and a picture of Josh Holloway. Yay for testing printers. (The pictures of Cody are directly in front of me. ^_^)
26. What color is your watch? After the last one broke, I quit. Half the time I'd whip out my cell phone instead of looking at my watch anyway.
27. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Generally I think of Claire from Lost, lol. Is it just me or was she the ONLY survivor that was actually FROM Australia?
28. What is your birthstone? Aquamarine.
29 Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? Depends. If I'm with people I prefer to go in but if I'm alone I'd rather hit up the drive thru. That way I can bring it home and skip ordering a drink.
30. What is your favorite number? 23.
31. Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? Um...Mom left me a voicemail during Lost, but the last person I actually talked to was Cody.
32. Any plans today? The plan for today was to go to Lions, catch up on Lost, have a little time with Cody, and then watch the finale. So far, so good. =) Also managed to squeeze in an hour or so with Kristy.
33. How many states have you lived in? Two. This one, and six months in Florida. I didn't like it, and now that I think about it, that may be where I developed the distaste for hot weather. (That's pretty much all I remember about it.)
34. Biggest annoyance right now? Congestion.
35. Last song listened to? I think it might've been Robbie Williams' "Rock DJ" but I'm not really sure. Whatever the last thing I played in the car was.
36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? I probably COULD if I really set my mind to it, but it wouldn't be fast.
37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? OH GOD I WISH.
38. Favorite pair of shoes you like to wear all the time? Oh geez, there are like 5 pairs on high rotation. Currently my little black Mary Janes with the mesh insides.
39. Are you jealous of anyone? Rich people, lol.
40. Is anyone jealous of you? But of course, I'm so awesome, who wouldn't want to be me? Not that I'm aware of.
41. Do you love anyone? Several people, mainly Cody.
42. Do any of your friends have children? Well yeah. The parents outnumber the nonparents, especially in the Bible belt.
43. What do you usually do during the day? Well, if I'm not working or doing chores of some sort, I'm probably at the computer.
44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Once I get to that point with people, I cut them out of my life. So no.
45. Do you use the word 'hello' daily? ...probably, given Hello Kitty. Lol.
46. What color is your car? Silver.
47. Do you like cats? YES.
48. Are you thinking about someone right now? Yeah.
49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? NO, and my siblings have lived in St. Louis for like TEN YEARS. WTF??
50. How did you get your worst scar? I stabbed the corner of a cabinet door into my cheek and the doctors tried to bandage it when I should have had stitches. I was two or three. They figured I'd grow out of that scar. =(
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RenaissanceGrrl 185 days! says:
*poor Cody
Kristy says:
*?
RenaissanceGrrl 185 days! says:
*yesterday at the wedding we had to drive by a bunch of cabins/lodges to get to where they were hasing the ceremony
RenaissanceGrrl 185 days! says:
*and he was all "I bet they're going to shack up in one of these..."
RenaissanceGrrl 185 days! says:
*and I was like "well maybe, with him leaving for the Army IDK if they have time to go on a real honeymoon or not"
RenaissanceGrrl 185 days! says:
*and he was like "Yup. Someone's getting laid tonight, and it's NOT ME."



(Yes, Kristy and I tend to use lolcat terms, hence the "hasing.")
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My days are OFFICIALLY mixed up!

And yes, I'm awake. Not still awake.

Friday night I snuggled with Cody until he was asleep, and then got up and computered "until I was more tired." Yeah, I was still at the computer when his alarm when off in the 6 AM range. I finally managed to get in bed and doze off around 10 AM and was still asleep when he got home--and I couldn't wake up then, so he left me alone for another hour before trying again.

So last night I did the same, but made myself get off the computer and go to sleep around 1:30. Wasn't really tired but managed to doze off as the last traces of a headache were fading. Woke up at 5:15ish, NOT TIRED and now hungry and thirsty. When Cody woke up to roll over I told him this and he said the alarm was going off soon, so I stayed in bed with him until he got up.

Now I am full of cereal and apple juice. Yay.

And, oddly, sleepy again.

I think I'm going to go back to bed until such time as Kristy informs me that she is ready to go shopping; I'll probably crash early tonight. Hopefully I can get a nap in from like 3-6 tomorrow before work.
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So Saturday was my birthday, and I'm 23 now, but that's beside the point, and at the same time the crux of everything. Lol.

Okay, so Kristy got some birthday money a couple of weeks ago (her bday's three days before mine but whatever), and since she had finally given up on her car ever being in good working order a week or two prior to that, she invested in a bike, and a bike trailer if she needs to haul a kid. Being the awesome friend that she is, she taught me to ride. It took me two days and I'm still not the best rider, but I got the basic hang of it. (I think I probably posted about this at some point...ah yeah, in this meme.)

Then I got really stoked--if I could get a bike of my own, I could ride it! I could go to Cody's or her place, or the post office, or Walgreens, or any number of places within a couple of miles (I can walk at least four miles and that's easily well beyond getting to any of these places, and a bike would make the trip faster and easier so I could theoretically go even farther if I had the need, right?). I could save gas AND lose weight before the wedding! So I decided that that's what I wanted for my birthday--a bike.

Long story short, my parents got it for me. (I had been thinking that I would take birthday money from them and my grandmother and go buy it myself, but they went ahead and surprised me. ^_^) We went out to birthday dinner on Thursday since they were going to be out of town on the weekend, and then we came back to my place "for cake" and they wheeled in the exact bike that I wanted! =D

Later, after they left, I texted Kristy and was all "ZOMG BIKE YAY!!!" and she texted back that we should go riding. Through some texts this shifted to I should come over for lunch, then when I said that I was a wee bit scared to ride across town alone my first time out, she agreed to go in to the office in the morning that day, meet me at the corner and we would bike to her place.

All went well. It took nearly an hour to get there (fifty minutes) and I had to stop and catch my breath a lot (HILLS ZOMGWTFBBQ), but other than more or less crashing into a utility pole (more like a bump, slow as I was going, didn't hurt anything) nothing out of the ordinary happened.

I set back home at around ten past five. I called Cody before I left so he'd know I was on my way (he was waiting for me at my house, having planned on having dinner with me). I was making much better time on the way back as I was walking my bike up the worse hills and catching my breath as I walked instead of trying to overtax myself--bear in mind, I was alone this time and was trying to be careful because there was no one to take care of me.

Well, I got roughly halfway back (I've checked this on google maps). I started wobbling a little (as I am still prone to doing, five weeks into the biking thing) and I was getting too close to the cars for comfort (there's sidewalk the whole way, which I took into account planning my route). So I swerved the opposite way. In retrospect, I overcorrected. >_<

I felt myself falling, and planted my foot on the ground to catch myself. Well, all my weight and that of the bike slammed into my knee, I felt it pop, and it hurt. BAD. I tumbled, but at least I tumbled into the grass and not the traffic. I tried to hop back up--nope, pain, not gonna happen. So I laid there for a second, then my next thought was to get the bike off my leg. I took my messenger bag off and then pushed the bike off--already my knee was like "NO! DON'T MOVE ME! AGGGGH!" While I'm sitting there, thinking I will let the pain subside, get up, and continue on my merry way, I hear someone asking if I'm okay. At first I thought it was a car that had slowed down or stopped, or had to stop for the light (this was right before an intersection), but as it turned out it was two Mormon guys. They had seen me crash and pulled into the driveway right before and gotten out to check on me.

They offer me a ride, or a cell phone, and I tell them no, I'm okay, I have my own cell phone in my bag, and I think if I just take a minute I'll be able to get up and go, or at least be okay to walk the bike if nothing else. One of them picks up the bike and sets it upright, on the kickstand. I also tell them that my fiancé can come get me. After another moment I get up, and the minute I put weight on that knee I KNOW I'm not riding the bike anywhere. I stand there, untangle my headphones, and they keep asking if I'm really okay and finally I convince them I am. Then they tell me they're Mormons like I couldn't read their nametags (even if they were without them, they kind of...stick out--they were either Mormon or JW, and I think the latter have a more relaxed uniform) and give me a brief schpiel and their card. Which was awkward, sort of, but they were both really nice. After I take their card and they're heading back to their car, a redheaded woman walks up and said she saw me crash and just had to turn around and make sure I was okay, and offered her cell phone. I tell her all the same things but thank her for stopping.

So I start wheeling the bike along. By the time I'm to the next intersection I'm grateful for the bike-as-crutch. And yes, I could have called Cody, but I was really worried that he would make me LEAVE the bike wherever he found me. (He says now he could have fit it in his car, but still.) He'd been after me about getting a helmet--it's not the law here in Arkansas and I didn't want to fool with it, and certainly didn't want to spend the money on one.

I knew I'd done something to my knee, at one point I tried walking on the non-kickstand side of the bike because my arms were getting tired and I only got about two steps. Also at one point with a steep slope down, I tried to coast downhill--I couldn't bend my knee far enough to pedal but I thought I'd save a little time and effort. I couldn't get the bike going, though, at least not without wobbling, and when I lightly tapped that foot on the ground it hurt VERY badly.

Anyway, I walk more or less a mile home (you can walk places where there are no roads according to Google Maps, after all) and get inside. Cody could tell I was upset.
"Are you okay? What's the matter, sweetie?"
"I have something to tell you, but you have to promise not to freak out."
"Waitwhat?"

And I tell him everything (showed him the card the Mormons gave me, lol), and I roll up my jeans to see, and of course the knee is swollen. I insist that ice and painkillers will be enough to fix things. I'm not BLEEDING so OBVIOUSLY whatever I did couldn't be too bad.

I kept ice on it, and I don't remember when, but I figured out that it hurt to bend it too far and I flat couldn't straighten it out all the way.

Monday night [livejournal.com profile] thehobbitwaffle directed me to the Mayo Clinic's website and I deduced that what I probably actually did was tear or bruise my cartilage. Their recommendation? Ice, Tylenol, keep it elevated, don't walk too much, and it should take care of itself.

So I've been limping around ever since Friday afternoon. Kristy had her Annual Birthday Costume Party the next day and I sat better than 95% of the time. I've been trying to veg as much as possible and not walk too much, and not go up or down the stairs until I HAVE to, though yesterday I felt good enough to walk around Wal*Mart (leaning on the cart) with Mom, and today I finally drove. (It's difficult to get in and out of cars, though.) It's been hurting less every day. I can kneel ALMOST without pain, but I can't bend it any further. I'm hoping I'll be able to fully straighten it soon--the swelling simply won't allow it at this point, though the swelling doesn't look that bad to me.

Cody has been an absolute dear. The first two days when I could barely walk without something to lean on, he cooked for me and made trips up and down the stairs and to Wal*Mart as needed, even when it was for costume things. =) He is so good to me--better than I deserve, really.

And speaking of Kristy's costume party, Cody and I went as Lady Luck and a gambler. =) I got him into an all-green outfit--nice shirt and pants and a TIE (OMG, he was SEXY) and drew a mustache on him (the only thing he wanted...weirdo, lol), and I wore my red dress from Shelly's wedding with a string of playing cards tied around me, and we both had shamrock necklaces. (Yay St. Patrick's Day, on which I failed to consume any alcohol whatsoever. And I had rum in the fridge!!) Kristy has all the pics, I will post when I get them, lol. And don't worry, Shelly. I didn't actually alter the dress any, so I can still wear it to a formal function if I ever have one, lol. I got the idea googling "red dress costume" but so many of the ideas I saw required a short red dress or gluing things to it! >_< I was pleased with myself--Cody and I spent all of $4 on these costumes, $3 for the necklaces and $1 for a deck of cards, since I don't have any that aren't special, lol. With a larger budget and more time, I probably would have added a fake cigar and a fedora for Cody (mine didn't fit him), and I've seen boas made out of fake dollar bills for me. Also dice or dollar sign jewelry. I have a black shawl and meant to grab it but forgot (what with the whole having a hard time walking thing).

Next time I have a chance to wear a costume, though, I think I'm going to steer away from the "concept" costumes. Last year I was the Snow Queen and no one got it, and this year only one person claimed to get Lady Luck--and that was after someone else asked me. She was all "Oh yeah, I thought that's what you were, I was going to ask." (Then again, I didn't do much better with Josie from Josie and the Pussycats at Halloween, but I think that was just plain too obscure.) Cody and I have batted around the idea of going as Peter and Lois from Family Guy, though, lol. (This would be at some point in the future if/when Cody gets tired of his hair, I guess. I can't fathom fitting a short wig over that massive hair. Now that I think about it, he could wear the same green pants as the gambler. Lol.)

Okay, I think that's enough content to make up for my non-content entries for a while, other than this last tidbit...

Most of you probably remember me talking about Sam. I was going to link to all the entries tagged with his name but I think the breakup post does it the most justice; if you REALLY need the whole story you can click the tag. We were a couple for all of 91 hours around this time last year (two months before I met Cody). Anyway, while Kristy and Cody and I were sitting around waiting for more people to show up (Kristy was still working on her costume, lol), she said "blah blah blah Kristin blah blah blah Dena blah blah blah Sam said something about bringing a roommate..." And I was all "Sam's coming?"
"Yeah."
"Oh." *turn to Cody* "That's the guy I was with like right before we met..."
"The one who didn't last a week?"
"Yeah."
Well, he showed up and there was no drama, everyone was cordial all around, Cody included (because he is AMAZING. Period.). At one point pretty much everyone was playing Rockband in the living room, but Kristy was still sewing her costume and Cody and I were sitting at the kitchen table with her. Cody leaned over and pulled me close so he could whisper. "The one in the red shirt, right?"
"Huh?"
"The Trekkie." (Sam was costumed as a redshirt from Star Trek. It was a pretty decent costume, IMHO.)
"Oh. Yeah. That's him."
... "HE dumped YOU?!"
I busted out laughing, I'm surprised no one asked me what was so funny. Later on back at my place, Cody was all, "Sweetie, you deserve way better than me but I'm like a thousand times better looking than that guy!" Glad he could see it. =) He's such a sweetheart, I'm reminded constantly...okay, I should stop there. I'm sure none of you want to hear me wax poetical about being the luckiest girl in the world and all that jazz.

I need to get some sleep--or, at this point, stay up all night. I think I'll go for the former. Top of the morning to you!

WEWT

Mar. 11th, 2009 04:11 am
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Tomorrow (well, now, technically) is Kristy's birthday, and she's having her party on Saturday, which is my birthday.

YAY COSTUMES.

*dances and strews confetti*
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The rules: pick 15 people and give them the "you make my day" award. If you're picked, you are charged with picking 15 of your own.

Cody, of course, for being the most awesome human being alive and insisting that no, that's actually me. =)
[livejournal.com profile] darkest_crocus for being my best friend for forever. And producing an adorable goddaughter. And smiling and nodding when my conversation starter is "Boys don't make any sense!"
[livejournal.com profile] princessnico for giving me my daily recommended amount of fabulous.
[livejournal.com profile] solarflare1103 for teaching me to ride a bike and listening to me carry on like a six-year-old about it. And like a sixth-grader the rest of the time.
[livejournal.com profile] smiley_face86 for not throwing too big of a fit about the slowness of my chapters...
[livejournal.com profile] littlelaiken for the awesome poetry--I wish I could compliment it better but know that I read and enjoy everything you post. =)
[livejournal.com profile] high_volzage for messing with my head now and again. SON OF A PENGUIN.
[livejournal.com profile] thehobbitwaffle for having the most insane conversations at the weirdest hours.
[livejournal.com profile] tyrel_roo for making me think.
[livejournal.com profile] eolmithrandir for critiquing my writing.
[livejournal.com profile] screweduptown for always making it a good time when we hang out--which we should do more.
[livejournal.com profile] listen_quietly for teh random. Yes teh.
[livejournal.com profile] kiashyel for being able to see beauty in everything, even pain.
[livejournal.com profile] pippinlives for always wanting to chat about relationships and wedding stuff.
[livejournal.com profile] gamgeefest for always bringing it back to Hobbits, somehow. =)

(I wonder how many of the people mentioned here will never know since they never look at LJ...)

ABC

Jan. 26th, 2009 01:36 am
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I think I'm a few days behind here, I meant to computer Friday morning while Cody was in class but we got all the way there only to find out that his class was, in fact, canceled. *headdesk*

I'm not going to check everything right now, but I'm going to post this quiz that's been making the rounds over on Facebook, and check everything in the morning.

Taken from [livejournal.com profile] kiashyel, and like I said, it was going around Facebook. =)


A
- Available: Not anymore!
- Age: 22. 23 soon enough.
- Annoyance: Stupidity.
- Animal: Horses.
- Actor: Elijah Wood!

B
- Beer: I'm happy to notice that all my chick friends seem to agree--EW.
- Birthday/Birthplace: March 14, 1986, right here in Mountain Home.
- Best Friends: Gah. It's a list these days.
- Body Part on opposite sex: Eheh...I tend to notice hair first, but I love me a nice pair of arms.
- Best feeling in the world: Being goofy with Cody.
- Blind or Deaf: I think I'd rather just be dead than either of those.
- Best weather: Overcast, not raining. Windy is nice if you've got a jacket. Snow is awesome, too.
- Been in Love: Currently!
- Been on stage?: Yeah.
- Believe in yourself?: Most days.
- Believe in life on other planets: “I guess I'd say if it is just us... seems like an awful waste of space.” <= Kia's answer. I don't know what she's quoting but DAMN that says it so perfectly.
- Believe in miracles: Yes.
- Believe in Magic: Indeed.
- Believe in God: Of course.
- Believe in Satan: Unfortunately.
- Believe in Santa: No, that was quashed early on by uberChristian parents.
- Believe in Ghosts/spirits: Yeah. I haven't seen any but I'm hard pressed to think of a friend that doesn't have a paranormal story of some sort to tell when asked if they've ever seen a ghost.
- Believe in Evolution: Not what they teach in schools. I think an animal can change and adapt to its surroundings (like a squirrel can start growing thicker fur if it's living in a colder climate)--but it's never going to become a different species (a squirrel is never going to turn into a dog).

C
- Car: Silver 1990 Chrysler LeBaron convertible
- Candy: Chocolate in just about any form, but with peanut butter being the best.
- Color: Purple
- Cried in school: The day I threw up at school.
- Chocolate/Vanilla: ...see candy answer.
- Chinese/Mexican: Mexican.
- Cake or pie: Generally pie, unless Kristy's making it.
- Country to visit: I want to visit most of Eastern Europe.

D
- Day or Night: Night. I'm not a big fan of that yellow glowing thingy--what is it called? Oh yeah, the SUN.
- Dream vehicle: Hm. IDK. Used to want a Mustang but around here they have such a reputation I'm not so sure anymore. I think I'd go for like, a Prius or some such.
- Danced: Oh yeah.
- Dance in the rain?: Not yet.
- Do the splits?: Never successfully that I recall.

E
- Eggs: No thanks.
- Eyes: Aquamarine.
- Everyone has: a secret.

F
- First crush: Honestly? Really and truly? Luigi. As in Super Mario Brothers. =)
- Full name: Sarah E. Strobel. Mixing it up a bit in November.
- First thoughts waking up: Depends on if I wake naturally or it's an alarm. With the former I wonder what time it is, and with the second it's usually "KILL IT WITH FIRE!"
- Food: Hm. Pizza or Mexican.

G
- Greatest Fear: ...something happening to Cody.
- Giver or taker: A bit of both, probably more the latter if I'm being honest.
- Goals: Get a decent job. Everything else is on hold until after the wedding.
- Gum: Eh, not really. Bubblegum maybe if it's not a hard gumball.
- Get along with your parents?: Not really, but better now that I don't see them every day.

H
- Hair color: Red. At some point I'd like to have purple for a month or two, but it'll be when I either have a job where I can do it or don't have to work, and definitely for sure after the wedding!! All hair experimentation is on hold until after then!
- Height: 5'9", I think.
- Happy: Delightfully so.
- Holiday: My birthday, of course. =P Lol. Seriously? Christmas.
- How do you want to die: Incredibly old. Like well into the triple digits at least. (I think medical science will advance to this point over the course of our lives!)
- Health freak?: *snerk*
- Hate: would be more fun if I didn't feel guilty for it.

I
- Ice cream: It varies. Here lately, plain vanilla with toppings. =)
- Instrument: Cody and I have talked about this recently and I've come to think that there's really nothing that can evoke the range of emotion that a piano can.

J
- Jewelry: Matches my outfits. I had three rings I wore steadily but since Cody proposed I actually change up my right-hand rings every couple of weeks. I let my engagement ring stand alone on my left hand, of course. =)
- Job: LOOKING. As a matter of fact I'm printing off two résumés as I type.

K
- Kids: I can tolerate those of people I love, but it's rare for me to encounter one in public without walking away muttering "I hate kids." Consequently, we're not having any.
- Kickboxing or karate: Karate! And several other dangerous-sounding Japanese words!
- Keep a journal?: LJ, and a dream journal (which is totally half-ass, honestly).

L
- Love: is worth the wait.
- Letter: L, lol.
- Laughed so hard you cried: Oh God, all the time. Cody didn't win me over on looks alone. ^_-
- Love at first sight: I think it's pretty rare, not nearly as common as lust at first sight. All the same I knew from the first time I saw Cody's picture that there was something different about him, though I didn't know I was going to end up marrying him.

M
- Milk flavour: I tend to crave/want plain milk more often than anything.
- Movie: Lord of the Rings, of course.
- Mooned anyone?: Cody wishes. =P
- Marriage: 11-10-09!!!
- Motion sickness?: Rarely, usually if I get up too early and have to drive, or eat too early and drive.
- McD’s or BK: BK, if the budget is there.

N
- Number of Siblings: Um. Five if you count steps and the dead one.
- Number of Piercings: Two per ear. The cartilage one got torn and then grew out. =(

O
- Overused Phrases: I tend to be the user rather than the one irritated by them...I'm getting rather tired of "inaugural" and "inauguration," however.
- One wish: For November to hurry up and get here and then the rest of forever to go very slowly. =)

P
- Place you’d like to live: Some big city further north.
- Perfect Pizza: Pepperoni from Breadeax Pizza, with stuffed crust. (As far as I know they don't sell it, lol.)
- Pepsi/Coke: Pepsi. (Which, in the font on the new boxes, looked at upside-down, looks like it says "isded".)

Q
- Questionnaires: If my friends post them, I pretty much can't resist.

R
- Reason to cry: What Kristy threatens to give Wolf if he tears up over nothing.
- Reality T.V.: Only if it's actually realistic, not uprooting people from their environment for something fake. The latter is really just a glorified gameshow.
- Radio Station: Radio? Oh, you mean that thing I listen to when my mp3 player's batteries die? I have like six stations programmed in, and my goal is to avoid commercials and static. =)
- Roll your tongue in a circle: Can't.

S
- Song: Once Upon a Broken Heart by the Beu Sisters came up on shuffle tonight in the car with Cody and I nearly cried.
- Shoe size: 10 or 11 depending on the brand and style.
- Salad Dressing: ...salad? =S
- Slept outside: Nope. In a tent once when I was five or so, and once I spent the entire night outside, but I didn't sleep a wink until after it got light, at which point I went inside and slept on the couch.
- Seen a dead body?: At a funeral. I really regret looking. I hate the memory of her looking like that.
- Smoked?: GOD no.
- Skinny dipped?: No, and don't really plan on it. A bathtub is the largest body of water I really care to immerse myself in.
- Shower daily?: If I'm not going anywhere at all, I'll stay in the same damn pajamas and not bother. But most days yes.
- Sing well?: Not really.
- In the shower?: Not often. I tend to talk to myself though.
- Swear?: Depends entirely on the fucking audience. =P
- Stuffed Animals?: All but two are in a box, and one of those is a handmade Frodo doll.
- Single/Group dates: I prefer the single date--it's hard to get to know someone when you can't focus on them.
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Meh. I like blueberry muffins and donuts but that's about it.
- Scientists need to invent: If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we have envelope glue that tastes good?

T
- Time for bed: HA!
- Thunderstorms: So long as the power stays on.
- TV: LOST!!!!!!
- Touch your tongue to your nose: I could when I was little, but now I won't try because I'd get grossed out if I pulled it off.

U
- Unpredictable: Moi.

V
- Vegetable you hate: ...most of them.
- Vacation spot: The last time I truly went on a vacation, my age was in the single digits. That being said I'd LOVE to go on an Alaskan cruise or jet around Europe.

W
- Weakness: It is really freaking hard to tell Cody no.
- When you grow up: ...hell will freeze over?
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you? Hm. I think most of my friends have similar thought patterns (this probably has to do with me having an intelligence requirement), but overall I think it'd be Shelly.
- Who makes you laugh the most: Cody.
- Worst feeling: Helplessness.
- Wanted to be a model?: Only for the money.
- Where do we go when we die: Well, that depends on how we behaved on Earth.
- Worst weather: Hot sun.

X
-X-Rays: None. Ever.

Y
-Year it is now: 2009
-Yellow: Is incredibly unflattering on me.

Z
- Zoo animal: Zebras!
- Zodiac sign: Pisces.

LAST PERSON WHO…
1. Slept in a bed beside you? Cody. (Fully clothed the whole time, thanks.)
2. Last person to see you cry? Cody.
3. Went to the movies with you? Abi. And that was months ago.
4. You went to the mall with? Cody.
5. You went to dinner with? Cody.
6. You talked to on the phone? Nico.
7. Made you laugh? Cody.
8. Had a face contest with: Yeah, no one answered because no one knew what it meant. Me either.
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Keanu Reeves
more lol celebs!

XD XD XD XD XD

...yeah. Don't ask.
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Cody and I have been talking about getting married for quite a while--since before we were technically together, honestly. We picked out a date a couple of weeks ago. And even more recently he introduced me to someone as his fiancée--catching me by surprise, but not an unpleasant one.

I asked him about it later, and he said that even though he hadn't officially asked, he already thought of me as his future wife. And, though it surprised me, I was okay with that.

Somewhere in there Kristy started teasing me, saying that no matter how much I insisted otherwise, if we had a date, we were engaged. I kept telling her "not officially!"

Well, as of yesterday (December 4th, since I'm up late and therefore we probably would not agree on what day it is now) at 3:57 PM, it's official:



We're engaged! EEEEEEeeeeeeee!!!!! =D

We're getting married on Tuesday, November the 10th next year--11/10/09. And yes, I'm absolutely ecstatic!
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For those of you looking at my (Facebook, where I first wrote this) status, no, he's NOT moving in with me (well, not now, anyway. Next year we'll be getting married and that's a whole different ball of wax). He's actually moving in with Nico (because I totally don't spend enough time there already). Sounds like a new sitcom waiting to happen, doesn't it? The boyfriend and the gay boyfriend living together, lol. Nice.

Anyway, I'm still a bit in shock--he was supposed to come up and spend Thanksgiving with my family. On Wednesday Kristy texted me saying she was going through Cave City on the way to pick up her dad, and asked if I wanted to tag along, and she could pick me up on her way back. I was like "Well, Cody's coming anyway, he can just drive me back and be here a night early, whatever." That was the plan, but as Kristy was dropping me off, Cody was in the driveway and he was answering a phone call. Kristy drove off, but as I was listening to Cody talk it became apparent that it was his mom, throwing a bitchfit and telling him that no, he couldn't go after all. =O

Cody and I went inside and he was like "I'm tired of this, it's my life," etc etc. (The same thing I went through when I wanted the hell out of Mom and Dad's house.) The discussion went through several iterations, but finally it boiled down to this: he wanted out, and he wanted to be near me. (The former has been going on since long before he met me.)

So when his mom got home, he was like "How would you feel if I moved out?" Meep. But she didn't cut off any heads or anything, was just like "Well, if that's what you want to do you're eighteen so you go ahead."

He paid them a thousand dollars for the car of hers that he's been driving and that's pretty much that. We loaded it up with the most important of the computers and a lot of clothes (I don't know where he was hiding them all but he has more clothes than me!) and other stuff, and...yeah. A lot of the stuff stuff is going to stay in the Room of Doom at my house (as I told Nico, "this is so last year!" because it was just like last October when he stayed with me between apartments). That was pretty much the entire plan we had when we left his house. I called/texted Nico but got no reply until we were nearly there.

Again, long story short, Cody is moving in with Nico--my idea. Lol. He's got two weeks of school left this semester and is going to have to commute (DX), then he'll go to ASU here in MH for spring semester. He'll be getting a job after those two weeks. It's complicated @TM, but I think things are going to work--and I'll get to see him way more than once a week. =D

So, yeah. I know what I'm thankful for this year. ^_^

meme>sleep

Nov. 5th, 2008 03:57 am
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From [profile] kiashyel
At this moment in time if you HAD to have someone's name tattooed on you it would be? Uh...probably J.R.R. Tolkien's initial-symbol, lol. I would never tattoo a name on myself!!
Are you allergic to anything? Seafood.
Who did you kiss at midnight on New Years? Lol, no one. Planning on fixing that this year!
Are you a dog or cat person? CAT.
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? Not yet.
Do you plan on being in a relationship 2 months from now? Yes!
Have you ever seen your best friend cry? Well yeah.
Did you get any compliments today? They were from a couple of days ago, but I just read them today. I was told I was a Grammar Snob and that I was dry (as in, my humor). And yes, I'm sure they were compliments, and I was quite pleased by both. ^_^
What would you say if someone told you they were in love with your brother? I'd tell them they were SOL as both my brothers are happily married.
Who was the last person to call you their homie g? Uh...probably Nico, if anyone ever.
What time did you wake up this morning? ...it wasn't morning anymore.
Does it matter to you if your bf/gf smokes cigs? Yeeeeeah...I've had crushes on smokers but I don't really think I could kiss a smoker. That could get problematic sooner or later.
Do you hate the last girl you had a conversation with? Of course not. I don't converse with those I hate.
Does the person you like, like you back? I'm pretty sure he's totally in love with me. ^_^
What were you doing at 9:00 pm last night? Um. Last night. Uh. What day was it? I think I was at Nico's but the days are starting to run together again.
Ever been swimming in a lake or river? Well, yeah, back when I used to swim.
Did anyone call you last night? Nope. Yesterday afternoon and this morning but not last night. I text a lot more than I talk.
How many different houses have you lived in throughout your life? Six, if you count both apartments.
What is your name if you spell it without the letters "N" "O" and "L"? Sarah Strbe. XD
Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Depends...which I guess means no, lol.
Did you cry today? No.
Last person who text messaged you? Nico, I'm pretty sure.
Do you currently have a hickey? Not currently. And if anyone other than the two people I told about it can tell me when it was, well, then...makeup fail. (It was not intentional, Cody was duly punished for it after the fact, and it has not happened since.)
Who did you last go out to eat with? Uh...my mother.
Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months or more? Yeah. We're a third of the way there. ^_^
What made you happy today? Hm. Cody called me this morning. I made significant NaNo progress and am not behind. I voted and that made me feel smart. I got a library card, though I'm not likely to use it. Wolf was a cute kid. I found out that Steven is even MORE cool than I thought initially.
When was the last time you were told you were beautiful? Sunday. I still don't believe him, but I love to hear it.
Do you find it in your heart to forgive? Oh, usually. If the offense is particularly bad I'll stop talking to someone, but I don't waste time being mad at them. (It's an extreme example of forgive and FORGET.)
When was the last time something bothered you? Today, when Arkansas Prop One passed. =(
Ever thought you were going to marry someone you didn’t end up marrying? Yeah, more than once.
Do you call anyone by their last name? No, people call ME by MY last name! Lol.
Last person to make you smile? Uh...Steven.
If you're sleeping and someone calls you what do you say? Assuming I answer, I still usually just say "Hello?" Depends on who it is.
Where did you get your last bruise from? I get banged up so often they all kinda blur together.
When was the last time you felt your heart was actually breaking? Hmm...honestly probably when I realized that things were falling apart with Duncan.
Who are you closest to in your family? Jennifer.
What does the 50th text in your inbox say? I keep my inbox empty. Phone storage is for ringtones!
Would you ever live with anyone on your top friends? Uh, my MySpace top friends? Let's see...I will be living with Cody someday (when we get married), I DID live with Nico for about two and a half weeks, and I could probably deal with Kristy, Shelly, or Jacqui. Possibly others in a more-than-two-roommates kind of situation.
Feel like talking to someone that you haven't in a while? You know, it's funny. Kade emailed me out of nowhere and gave me her new number, and we exchanged texts for like half an hour. I'd been thinking about her for about a week. So I guess I'd have to say Hobbity...
Expecting something to change in the next month? Yeah, I expect to have a JOB. Grr.
Would you get married if you could right now? You know, if all the finances/etc. were there, I might just jump the gun and marry Cody. Maybe not the wisest move at this moment, but I think we could make it.
Who was the last person you were mad at? Hmm...Nico.
Who was the last person to comment/message you? Uh, I think it was GamgeeFest. On LJ anyway.
Do you think too much or too little? Way, way, way too much.
Did you kiss or hug anyone today? Steven gave me a hug before I left, and I think I gave Wolf a hug at some point...
Have you ever in any way, been betrayed by someone you trust? Yeah.
Was the first person you talked to today male or female? Male, because it was my ABF. ^_^
Have you ever had your heart broken? Several times. I finally managed to find all the pieces though, and I gave them to someone I trust.
Do you think you'll be married in 10 years? I know I'll be married in about a year. =D
Who would you honestly say you would risk your life for? A couple of people. It's a relatively short list though.
What’s the most important part of a relationship in your opinion? Trust.
What are your plans for this weekend? None on Saturday, driving down to see Cody on Sunday.
When's last time you wanted to cry? I did cry on Friday.
Who was the last person you took a picture with? As in, I was IN the picture with them? Cody.
When was the last time you were told you were amazing? Sunday.
If you could have one thing right now, what would it be? A GOOD JOB!!

blogthings

Nov. 5th, 2008 03:33 am
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There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge



Where you have gaps in your knowledge:



No Gaps!



Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:



Philosophy

Religion

Economics

Literature

History

Science

Art



I AM A SMART COOKIE!! (As Kristy would put it.)




Because I really need to start reading the flist like every day instead of once a week...some of them are political, lol... )
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I lost my job. I accepted a check for $125, and it turned out to be a counterfeit check. Any cash violations involving more than $50 are automatic termination. The manager pretty much told me that it was a flaw in training, not really my fault, she didn't want to fire me, etc etc, but she had no choice.

No idea what the situation will be with unemployment, and can't find out until Monday, really.

I'm more than a little stressed out, but I sure as hell don't want to talk about it anymore--to the point where I'm disabling comments for this entry.

Other than that it was a pretty good day, really. Threw together a costume last night at the last minute--"Oh, hey, I still have those sparkly kitty ears, I'll be Josie from Josie and the Pussycats again." (I did it once before, on lip synch day in Acting One, WAAAAY back in the day.) And it was pretty cute. Kristy took pictures of me in it when I went to drop off my camera (she's borrowing it for the weekend), holding the Rockband guitar. Flippin' hot, and I'll post them later, when I get them. (It'll probably be Monday.)

Regardless of unemployment, etc, I'm probably going to have more free time on my hands for a while. So fuck it. I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year.

Things to blog about later:
* Steven
* Forrest City
* Nico's party tonight

blogthings

Oct. 29th, 2008 03:24 am
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You Are Candy Corn



Your Halloween personality is whimsical, colorful, and creative.

You see Halloween as a time to get your creative juices flowing.



Each year, Halloween can't start soon enough for you.

You tend to go all out for Halloween. You decorate like crazy and always dress up.



Goddammit. I hate those things. And Kristy will find this doubly funny. -_-*

Whee, more...see how evil I really am... )
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Comment and I will....

a) Tell you why I friended you.
b) Associate you with something -- a fandom, song, color, photo, etc.
c) Tell you something I like about you.
d) Tell you a memory I have of you.
e) Ask you something I've wanted to know about you
f) Tell you my favorite userpic from your list
g) In return, you need to post this on your own LJ.

(I make no promise of prompt replies, however.)




You Are 50% Witch



You've got some pretty witchy stuff going on.

Even if you're not a witch, you've got to admit that you're a little freaky.



You have a strong independent streak - social norms be damned. More power to you.

Luckily, the time when you would have been burned at the stake has passed!



Haha. I probably would have been.


One ganked from Laiken... )
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THE SHUFFLE GAME! (Soundtrack to the movie of your life!)
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie.

Opening Credits: Innervision--System of a Down
Waking Up: Jim Henson's Dead--Stephen Lynch
First Day At School: Seasons of Love--Rent (Broadway)
Falling In Love: Back to Good--Matchbox Twenty
Fight Song: Without You--Rent (movie)
Breaking Up: A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead)--Mary Poppins
Prom: Hillibillies Like It In the Hay--Big and Rich
Life: Prayer--Disturbed
Mental Breakdown: Twinkle Park: Pleasure Castle--Sonic Adventure OST
Driving Far Away: Watermelon Crawl--Tracy Byrd
Flashback: Will I?--Rent (Broadway)
Wedding: Chao Garden Extended Mix (Chao's Wack-Wack Up & Down The Ground Mix)--Sonic Adventure 2 OST
Birth of Child: I Was Only Kidding--Weird Al
Final Battle: Who's That Man?--Toby Keith
Death Scene: Drops of Jupiter--Train
Funeral Song: Can't Get You Out of My Head--Kylie Minogue
End Credit: Crazy Little Thing Called Love--Queen

Yeah, I listen to a lot of crazy shit...but WTF? Three Rent songs? Two Sonic the Hedgehog pieces? Lol on Weird Al, though. "We're having a kid...I was only kidding!"  XD Epic awesome death music though.

Follow this link for more pointless randomness! )
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This site is awesome: this group sets up elaborate practical jokes, but they're usually with the goal of making people feel good. =D Read about the original MP3 experiment--I want to do that someday!!--and even the Suicide Jumper is...kinda heartwarming. Food Court Musical, ZOMG!

And when you've entertained yourself, plz 2 continyoo reeding. ...Okay, I know that there are some people who read something romantic and are all "ZOMG, gag me with a chocolate heart," though they seem to be diminishing in number lately. If you're one of those, you may want to skip this entry, lol, 'cause it's pretty much all about Cody. If you're Kristy or Nico you've probably heard a large amount of this already, lol.

I think it's finally happened: I've finally made good decisions regarding a guy. =P Cody and I have been together a week now (or will have been, in about 12 hours), which sadly puts him ahead of Sam, but I'm not worried about his going anywhere anytime soon.

My parents are being so surprisingly chill about the whole thing that I actually told them I'm going down to see him tomorrow. (I should be asleep, but I have to flatiron and don't want to do it in the morning.) And they didn't even throw a hissy about it. WEIRD. But yay for things being easy.

The more Cody and I talk, the awesomer he gets. The latest example would be today--I asked if I had to dress up, since I'm meeting his family and all, and he said no, not really. "No cleavage," lol. And of course I countered this with the obligatory flat-chested self-deprecating joke, and he assured me that A) he didn't care at all how big/small I am, and B) he totally hadn't meant to go there with it, he'd just meant don't dress like a slut, which he knew I never would anyway.

Last night I was over at Kristy's, hanging out while she deployed from home. While she was getting ready, I was at the computer, so I added Cody to her MSN since I actually hang out over there a lot and we'll often both sit in front of the computer and talk to other people, lol. I chatted with him for a while, but finally I had to hand the keyboard over to Kristy so she could get to work. He totally kept chatting with her, and she started telling him about her guy problems and he gave her really good advice. I thought that was incredibly sweet. ^_^ (Of course now and again he'd ask if I was still there and say something to me, too, lol.)

And then on Wednesday (yeah, I'm working backwards, lol) I found I out have the chance to go to St. Louis. (Dad's going to Saskatoon for Lions International US/Canada Forum, flying out of St. Louis, Mom is going to St. Louis to see the kids, and I have a job now but I don't start until October, so I don't have to be home for interviews or anything, so I'm riding along.) I told Mom I wanted to go, thinking it was the weekend between Cody weekends (we're probably going to go every other weekend, and alternate, so we're only making the drive once a month). When I looked at it on a calendar, though, it was in fact the SAME weekend. =( I toyed with the idea of not going after all, but when it came down to it, I'm going to see Cody relatively often, and I haven't seen the kids since the reunion in May and probably won't again until the holidays. I hated to break it to him, but I did. I was all "I hate it that my going means you'll have to wait three weeks," and he said that it would be well worth the wait. When I continued apologizing and assuring him that it wasn't that I particularly wanted to have to wait any longer to see him, he said (and I quote), "it's okay sweetie I understand." He called me sweetie! =D And he was totally serious, too, there was no guilt trip at all. Kristy was like "Well, did you expect anything less?" and I told her I was expecting him to be more disappointed, but instead he was awesome and understanding (and I told him so, lol). As mentioned above, we have resolved the whole three-weeks wait with my going to see him this week, lol. (Tomorrow morning. ZOMG I can't wait to see him!)

Also, when he was here, he gave me some gas money for the drive down. I told him he didn't have to, and that I'd rather he hung onto his money so he could come see me again, lol, and he told me "It's not gas money. It's an investment in my happiness." And you can't argue with that, seriously. Even my mother thought this was incredibly charming when I told her. ^_^

I was involuntarily volunteered to run the Operation Christmas Child booth today at the fair by Dad, and then the crazy weather and tornado alarms and all happened, so I helped dismantle said booth, and then the word came through that we were, in fact, not in danger, so I went to dinner with my parents tonight. I showed them the pic of Cody that I took with my phone, and they both think he needs a haircut and that he and I should go to church together and they DO want to meet him (though they weren't so insistent this time, lol), but really, for them, they're being amazingly nonchalant. I figured they'd freak when I said I was going down there, but they didn't. I also figured they'd freak when I said I was meeting his family when I told them that they wouldn't get to meet him unless I decided to marry him (and I'm only half-kidding), but I just got that trite-but-true bit of advice about how you can tell a lot about how a guy will treat you when you see how he treats his mother. (When talking about her, sometimes he gets pissy, especially when she put the kibosh on his coming to see me the first time we planned it, but he usually follows it up with something like, "But I guess it's understandable, she works so hard, etc etc.")

I was talking with Kristy at some point this week (I don't remember what day now, lol) about Cody and his ever-growing awesomeness, and how he's not someone I ever would have pictured myself with (geekiness notwithstanding), but how much--well, frankly--better he is than any other guy I've ever dated/wanted to date, and she was like, "You know, I bet that Cody isn't everything you want, or at least thought you wanted, but I bet he's everything you need. God knows." And I totally think she's right. I really think that there's some Divine Design working here--I've also been talking to Kristy a lot about how sometimes you have to realize that it's okay to be single. While I still wanted to be in a relationship, I was finally starting to accept that I'd live and be okay even if I never did--and that never falling would be better in the long run than falling for the wrong guy. I have a good circle of friends that are going to take care of me and be there for me if/when I need them, and I'm an independent woman. And yeah, it sounds trite even to me and we've all heard it a million times--but just as I was cursing my luck and was about to decide that the whole dating thing just wasn't worth the hassle anymore, along came Cody--Cody, who has been incredibly patient with me and does his best to allay my fears and insecurities. I don't think I tell him enough just how impressed I am, really.

And on a semi-related note, I've been praying again lately--a lot--and trying to pray more prayers of thankfulness than asking for things. When I do ask for things, they're generally blessings for other people, not myself. I finally feel like things are going right and I have no business asking for anything, like I'm I already getting more than I deserve. I know I've been well-off before in my life (I never had to pay for school, for instance)--for most of my life, really--but I've never felt so appreciative of what I have before. I'm trying to pinpoint when exactly I started feeling like this and I can't remember any closer than that it's definitely been since I've not had a job and since I've met Cody, lol, but before Shelly's wedding. IDK. Maybe Kristy is rubbing off on me, lol. I'm still not thrilled with the idea of church--I'm almost certainly going to have to go while we're in St. Louis >_< --but God's been pretty good to me lately and, well, like Cameron said in that one episode of House, "It means something to me, to be grateful for what I've received."
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] tyrel_roo
1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket.
2. Your significant other? Brand-new.
3. Your hair? Humidified. =(
4. Your mother? Self-righteous.
5. Your father? Preachy.
6. Your favorite thing? Books!
7. Your dream last night? Nonexistent.
8. Your favorite drink? Slushy.
9. Your dream/goal? Bestseller.
10. The room you're in? Office.
11. Your church? Unprioritized...
12. Your fear? Dogs.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Married.
14. Where were you last night? Kristy's.
15. What you're not? Pretty.
16. Muffins? BLUEBERRY!!
17. One of your wish list items? Comics.
18. Where you grew up? Here. =P
19. The last thing you did? Facebooked.
20. What are you wearing? PJ's.
21. Your TV? Dying.
22. Your pets? FISHEH!
23. Your computer? Visssssssta.
24. Your life? Fabulous!!
25. Your mood? Giddy!
26. Missing someone? Always.
27. Your car? Laurien!
28. Something you're not wearing? Manicure.
29. Favorite store? Claire's!!
30. Your summer? Hot.
31. Like (love) someone? Yes!
32. Your favorite color? ZOMGPURPLE.
33. Last time you laughed? Today.
34. Last time you cried? *shrug*
35. Who will repost this? [livejournal.com profile] kitty0_o 

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1. How do you feel about the second to last person you kissed? The second-to-last person to kiss me on the cheek is kinda douchey. Like, not in a "OMG I never want to see him again" way, but in a "huh, what was I thinking in getting that close?" kinda way.
2. What's bothering you right now? That I missed the call from Hastings, because I'm afraid that they think I wasn't serious about the job! Must call first thing in the morning.
3. Will you kiss the last person you kissed again? The odds are 99.99999999%.
4. What is in your wallet? $20, all my cards (credit, debit, alcohol membership cards, driver's license, etc), and some photos.
5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop? Rurouni Kenshin fanart by Hakubaikou from DA.
6. Background on your cell phone? ...Elijah.
7. Next time you will kiss someone? Probably Sunday after next. Hee.
8. Where was your default picture taken? On MySpace/Facebook I have one up from Shelly's wedding.
9. Eyes: Aquamarine.
10. Life: Is pretty freaking great right now. The only thing that would make it perfect would be a job.
11. Future: ...also pretty freaking great, other than the job thing. But I may have a job--I'll find out first thing tomorrow.
12. Doing this weekend? IDK yet. D&D seems to have fallen apart, so...yeah. No clue. Maybe I'll stay in all night and read a book.
13. Wearing? Pajamas.
16. Listening to? I'm the Least You Could Do by the Bloodhound Gang.
17. Have you ever kissed anyone named Patty? No.
18. What do you smell like? Nothing, really, lol. Nail polish a little.
19. Eating? Not at the moment.
20. On your bed, what is your favorite thing? Squishy pillow!!
21. Do you believe in a soul mate? Yeah.
22. What do you wear to bed? ...pajamas. I have a pair of flannel jammies for winter, and a pair of satin ones for Not Summer, lol, but for the most part I wear drawstring pants or shorts and a t-shirt.
23. Do you remember your dreams? Sometimes. Depends on how vivid they are and how long afterwards I wake up--and whether I tell someone about them, lol.
24. Do you burn easily in the sun? HAHAHAHAHAHA. Natural redhead, keep out of direct sunlight!
25. Have you ever been gambling? Huh. No, not unless you count buying lotto tickets.
27. What did you do this past weekend? Saturday night I watched anime with Kristy and Jared, and Sunday I met up with Cody. =) Then after he left I did laundry and hung out with Kristy all day. Lol.
28. Who do you miss? Cody, Katchan and Esme.
29. Who is the last girl you hugged? Kristy.
30. Orange or apple juice? Either, depending on my mood. Right this minute I'd take orange.
31. Who was the last person you went somewhere with? Nico, and Allan.
32. Have you kissed anyone in the past month? Well, not on the lips, but yes. Hee.
34. Last time you ate a home grown tomato? Ew, tomatoes.
36. What was the last thing you drank? Pepsi. =( The Mountain Dew was out at Taco Bell.
37. Whose house did you go to last night? Kristy's.
38. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? Mom.
39. Do you like someone right now? I more than like him.
40. What do you wear more, slacks, jeans, or sweatpants? Probably a tie between jeans and slacks/trousers, but NEVER sweatpants. Not even to sleep, or if I'm sick.
41. What is the last movie you watched in the theatre? The new Indiana Jones, I think.
42. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Dr. Pepper or the Wal*Mart knockoff, cranberry-apple juice, and milk. Oh, and here lately a lot of white zin at Nico's. Lol.
43. What are you excited about? I have a boyfriend who loves me. =) Also the idea of working at Hastings, but that's not for sure yet.
44. Do you want someone you can't have? Well, there's Elijah, but the person I really want I CAN have. Lol. 'Bout freaking time.
45. Who was last to slap your butt? O_o Probably that chick at the club. Kristy thought she was on ecstasy so I called security on her.
46. Where was the last place you went? Nico, Allen and I went to Taco Bell, but only through the drive-thru. Before that Nico and I went to Colton's.
47. What's on your mind right now? Cody, lol.
48. Have you cried recently? Nope.
49. If an unstoppable force comes across an unmovable object then what happens? Zero is divided!
50. Is taking a shower a daily habit? Yes, but I don't always wash my hair.


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