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by spidey
Rated: 13+ · Book · Biographical · #1207864
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?

2013 Goals

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Write 52 Reviews / current = 27
Read 40 books / current = 9
Enter 12 Contests/Activities / current = 4
Host/Judge 2 Contest/Activity / current = 2

Other goals:
*Bullet* Be patient
*Bullet* Let go of anger/negativity
*Bullet* Monthly blogging

Some other places you can find me:
The Uprising  [18+]
this is the resistance
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August 7, 2009 at 5:49am
August 7, 2009 at 5:49am
My blog is changing again...

Some random things I read on my local newspaper's website this morning:

Body found near car wash

A quote from the police: "We think he might have fell off the bank and hit his head down here on a cement block. That's one theory."

Cruise week continues with ear-popping Generation X Sound Off

"The Generation X Sound Off & Car Show, Enders said, has become an effective way to draw teenagers and young adults to the cruise." (The article then focuses on teenagers who've put about $10k into their car stereoes)

...um, aren't Gen X'ers like 30 now? They're not exactly teens and young adults anymore. Anyway, it's nice to see my local area move past the 80s into the 90s... *Pthb*

July 21, 2009 at 11:16pm
July 21, 2009 at 11:16pm
I created a new group today! silversara and I got talking about our experiences a little and we were both surprised to see no groups like this here.

Strength in Numbers  (13+)
a group for those dealing with anxiety/panic attack disorders.
#1583593 by spidey

If your life has been touched by anxiety in any way, consider sharing your experiences with others. I honestly believe talking to others who have similar experiences will help others through the bitter struggle.

July 15, 2009 at 8:12pm
July 15, 2009 at 8:12pm
So my new laptop finally arrived today, an HP G60t. I'm absolutely loving it so far!

I have a question for all of you: Which is your favorite browser?

(There's also a poll on it: "Invalid Item)

On my old computer, I had used MSN Explorer for a very long time. I was mostly happy with it (especially because a window popped up every time I got a new email), but I think the MSN messenger started causing me problems. Plus I found it annoying that I had to pay for it... I've decided to go with something else. I'm trying out Firefox right now, and I like it so far. I know I don't particularly like Internet Explorer.

Any suggestions or input?
June 22, 2009 at 9:18am
June 22, 2009 at 9:18am
It's been a whole month since I've written here. Truth be told, I've always considered myself more of a journaler than a blogger.

Work has kept me busy, as I've been getting more hours to cover people who are out on medical leave. I'm nearly full-time, which can be difficult and frustrating at a grocery store. I feel like I live there sometimes... Last week I learned how to do the cooking and kitchen stuff, and that was a fun break from being at the deli counter all the time.

I took my driving test on Saturday and failed. I have to practice parallel parking. I know how to do it, but I end up waaay to far away from the curb. It's just that I have a hubby telling me, "Don't get near the curb! This is a brand new car!"

I have a weird rash on my left hand, painful, tiny red blister-like things. Maybe poison ivy? I really don't know, but I'm trying hydrocortisone.

And I think that brings us up to date. *Bigsmile*

Oh, and then there's this coming up:

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May 22, 2009 at 10:25pm
May 22, 2009 at 10:25pm
Help, readers! I'll give 10,000 gps to the person who gives me the correct title to this book.

I read it in grade school, and the plot goes like this: A boy is playing with some friends and one throws a lit firework in his direction. It explodes, and the boy loses his eyesight. He goes to a special school, gets a guide dog, and basically adjusts to his new life of blindness.

It was one of my favorite books, and I can't think of the title! Please help me! 10,000 gps goes to the person who gives me the correct answer!! *Bigsmile*

(If you don't want the gps, I can give the gps to someone else or I can donate them to a group you'd like.)
April 27, 2009 at 8:04am
April 27, 2009 at 8:04am
We bought a car on Saturday!! *Bigsmile*

(Well, technically we're still waiting to make sure everything goes through and all that. We're scheduled to go pick it up later this morning.) It's a brand new, red, 2009 Honda Fit, and I'm absolutely in looooove with this car!!

Here's a pic:


They've been making them in Japan for a long time, but they've only been available in the US since 2006. This is our first new car, and our last car (the newest we've owned) was an '89 Buick Regal, so this is a huge step up for us. We're so excited!

We've decided which CD we're going to listen to on the drive home today (it's our first car with a CD player, too!). We considered Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Fever to Tell, but I think we've decided upon The Aquabats' The Fury of the Aquabats!

Now we just have to come up with a name for our new car! *Bigsmile*

March 31, 2009 at 6:53am
March 31, 2009 at 6:53am
Ah, small town America... I saw this article on the local paper's website this morning:


A scantily clad female pirate statue in front of a store in a nearby town is being protested by a Catholic pastor and his congregation.


The article tells of a recent protest. The store owner claims the pastor cursed the statue, and the next day the owner was taken to the hospital for chest pains. (The pastor claims he blessed the statue)

Oh and by the way, this is the same town that hosts an annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. This protest occurred on March 22nd, the day after this year's parade, which focuses on alcohol. People from all over come to the town to gather on the sidewalks and drink. Yeungling beer (the brewery is in another nearby town) is highly lauded and is a sponsor of the parade. (I covered the parade a few times for another local paper)

So drinking's okay, but dear Lord, cover yourselves up! Speaking of the statue, the pastor said, “When I first saw, I reacted negatively to it because I thought it was something more likely to be seen in a house of ill-repute or out on ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas.”

I'll never understand some things... Why are people ashamed of the human form? The statue isn't nude, according to the article, just scantily clad, which is probably worse in the eyes of some... Would the pastor protest a museum which features a nude statue created by an established artist? Where do they draw the line? Why is some nudity okay, but others not?

I was walking by the local movie theater last year when I heard a Mom complaining about the rating of a film. She said something like, "Language is fine, but if there's any nudity at all, I won't let my kids see it!" (Why is language okay, but not nudity? Why is language considered bad to some, too?)

I don't think sheltering kids from everything is okay... I mean, I don't think kids should be subjected to pornography or extreme language, but they should also be taught some things, too. I don't have kids, and I don't plan on having them, so I probably shouldn't even say anything on that subject...

But protesting a statue??? This article gave me a laugh. And made me roll my eyes...
March 6, 2009 at 8:31am
March 6, 2009 at 8:31am
I'm headed off to work soon, but I just realized I didn't talk about yesterday's trip to the dentist yet.

The root canal was nothing. Do people not like them because of the (rumored) pain? or is it the price? It was so quick & pretty painless.

I did feel a little pain when they started drilling, but they stopped and were able to "shut off" the nerve from the outside... Don't ask me how, I didn't ask the dentist. He said if I would have waited longer, they wouldn't have been able to do that and they'd have had to drill into the tooth and shut it off from the inside, which can be really painful. So if you need a root canal, get it right away!

It was just like getting a filling, which they also did to the tooth next to the one getting the root canal. I think they said they can have me finished in 4 trips. Next on is St. Patrick's Day. I think I'll try it without anxiety meds next time.

My tooth is sore today, though... I don't know if that's normal. They said I'd feel soreness in my jaw and gums (I have a very strong ibuprofen to take care of that), but the actual tooth is hurting when I press down on it or if I accidentally bite down on that side. I'm not sure I'm supposed to be able to feel anything there... I'll have to ask them about it. They said they'd call me today to check on me, but I'm working 9:45 to 2:15 today.

Another damn selling session today, crab sandwiches for Lent. I hope customers are nicer this time... Except that when we were selling these sandwiches on Ash Wednesday, they were $1. Now they're 2 for $3. Let's hope no one remembers... *Laugh*

Happy Friday! *Smile*
February 25, 2009 at 9:40am
February 25, 2009 at 9:40am
Quick question: poisonivy and I were invited to judge a battle of the bands competition this Saturday. Should we do it?

See, we have had a bad experience judging... where we were counted as 2 of 3 judges, so the bands that lost blamed it solely on us. (We were yelled at by their Moms!) *Laugh*

But I love judging battle of the bands competitions! So I'm thinking we should do it...

The bad side: Being disliked by losing bands, having to be at the club for 8 hours

The good side: Free drinks!, being seen as "experts" or important people in the local scene (good publicity)

I'm thinking we should do it... Any opinions?
February 12, 2009 at 12:59pm
February 12, 2009 at 12:59pm
(stolen from Kay

- Available?: Nope
- Age: 29
- Annoyance: my tooth & getting it removed tomorrow
- Animal: spider *Bigsmile*

- Beer: Killian's Irish Red
- Birthday: February 4th
- Best friend: Ivy
- Blind or Deaf: blind
- Best weather: sunshine, but not too warm.
- Been in Love: yep
- Believe in Magic: sometimes

- Candy: Hershey almond bar or peanut M&Ms.
- Color: red
- Chocolate/Vanilla: chocolate lately.
- Chinese/Mexican Food: Chinese (having it for lunch today, actually)
- Cake or pie: cake, definitely!
- Continent to visit: Eurasia
- Cheese: lately I've been loving longhorn/colby

- Day or Night: more of a day person at the moment
- Dancing in the rain: yep! *Smile*

- Eyes: they've been looking either blue or grey lately
- Everyone's got: potential
- Ever failed a class: No

- First thoughts waking up: play Animal Crossing
- Food: getting better...

- Greatest Fear: not being able to get past anxiety
- Goals: to be happy
- Gum: none for now, not with tooth problems
- Get along with your parents: yes

- Hair Color: brown at the moment
- Height: 5'
- Happy: I try
- Holiday: Halloween
- How do you want to die: content with my life

- Ice Cream: oh yeah!

- Jewelry: silver, non-expensive jewelry. simple stuff.

- Kids: kinda scare me...
- Kickboxing or karate: I'd love to learn either.
- Keep a journal: yep, a couple of them

- Love: life
- Laughed so hard you cried: yep, as often as possible

- Movies: yep, I own looots of them, like nearly 1,000.
- Motion sickness: in the back of cars, sometimes.
- McD’s or BK: McD's if I have to choose, but I avoid both.

- Number: 3

- One wish: to be content

- Pepsi/Coke: Coke
- Perfect Pizza: lately, I just love plain pizza, though I do like white pizza a lot.
- Piercings: 4, but I want more

- Quail: um... okay.

- Reality T.V.: None, please.
- Radio Station: our local station sucks. I've tried to change it, but it's a lost cause.
- Roll your tongue: yep
- Ring size: 5

- Shoe size: US 6 or 7 depending on the shoe type
- Salad Dressing: I've never been able to find a good honey mustard, but the search continues.
- Sushi: very good. I miss it.
- Shower: after work
- Strawberries/Blueberries: strawberries are my favorite fruit (with bananas as a close second)

- Tattoos: Mr. J and I are considering buying a tattooing gun & kit. I believe he'd make a great tattoo artist (at least for the both of us), and it would be hella cheaper to do tattoos ourselves.

- Time for bed: around midnight, unless I have to get up early.
- Thunderstorms: Love them

- Unpredictable: sort of, but not really.
- Vacation spot(s): home with locked doors & phone turned off.

- Weakness: myself
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you: Either Mr. J or Ivy.
- Worst feeling: hopelessness
- Worst Weather: ice

- X-Rays: I've had some, teeth & spine. Having x-ray vision might be kind of cool...

-Year it is now: 2009
-Yellow: looks great on Mr. J. He should have more yellow shirts...

- Zoo animal: polar bear

Finish The Sentence
I should... eating lunch.
I love...chinese food.
People would say that i'm...different.
When i wake up in the morning... I drink lots of coffee.
I lost... my sense of self, but I'm getting it back.
Life is full of... unneeded negativity. I'm tired of hearing, "You just can't get ahead!!" from everyone.
My past is... behind me.
I get annoyed when... people are rude.
Parties are... a few years ago.
I wish... I could be calm & worry-free right now.
Dogs... rock.
Cats... are evil.
Tomorrow... I'll get my tooth removed.
I have low tolerance... for rude people.
If I had a million dollars... I'd start my own business.
I'm not good at... believing in myself
10 years ago I was... in my first year of college.
My biggest pet peeve... people not treating each other with respect and decency.
I judge... contests, sometimes. *Pthb*
I hate... hating.
I drive... myself crazy sometimes.

Random Questions
Would you ever consider having a long distance relationship? Another one? The year Mr. J and I went to different colleges was like torture. It was soooo difficult.
Have you ever been arrested? No
Done drugs? Only legal ones, like caffeine & alcohol.
Are you intelligent? I'd like to think so.

Favorite season? Autumn.
Favorite place to be? right here, in front of my computer.
Favorite song? atm, I'm undecided...
Favorite dessert? chocolate

Wow, this took longer than I thought... I should probably give a long update about my job situations soon... This is a Joblog afterall... *Laugh*

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