Steph's Suitcase

What's going on in Steph's life and her random musings... for anyone who gives a monkey.

Thursday, July 31, 2003

uh oh

I called Sarah's house but no one answered, and I still don't have the tent and we're leaving tomorrow. S'more E. L. Fudge elves are really good. Neal didn't call Bee, and didn't give him the $6 he needed by yesterday, even though I reminded him a billion times. I really can't trust him to do anything. My cousin Eric is living at our house until September. The guy he was staying with had to move out of his apartment and didn't tell Eric, and Eric's isn't ready until September. This will be interesting. Work was kind of busy, and the last half hour I was on the phone with one guy because he had no idea what chemicals he needed to use and he didn't understand what I was telling him.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003


Ok, so last night I bowled my NEW all-time high, 131. I got a spare in practically every frame. Last night in one of my dreams I was hearing a chain saw. Finally I was tired of hearing it, so I woke myself up and heard it really loud. I look out my window and I see a car with an orange flashing light on top driving by way faster than the speed limit, sounding like a chain saw. I tried to go back to bed but it was 2:20 and this car did NOT stop doing this till at least after 3. I tried closing my windows but it didn't help. It would stay 20 minutes in one neighborhood, then go to the next one and drive around for 20 minutes. It made me wonder if the car meant something important and I thought about telling my parents about it but I didn't want to wake them. I went back to sleep and unfortunetely I had to wake up again at 5:30. In addition, I need to figure out how I'm going to pick up my paycheck in the next couple of weeks, since no one will be home. Maybe they'll mail it to me.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

This is the worst thing I've ever heard! The poor pigs!!! I don't want to eat ham anymore. :( At work we were doing a thing today where you get $1 for each bucket of chlorine you sell. It started around 9, so I had only 2 hours to participate and I only got $2. :(

Sunday, July 27, 2003

a proper update

I haven't really updated in awhile, just small comments. So starting Friday... I went to a barbeque at Bee's house which was pretty fun. The eggrolls there were soooooooo good and Bee says I'm Asian inside since I like spicy foods that wussy whites can't take. ^_^ I was quite unstable the whole night however due to Neal's parents. Went to bed at 9 or 10, and couldn't sleep at all. I woke up at 2:30 and read about Neal's conversation with his parents. Then I still had trouble sleeping and got up at 5:30 for work. Work was slow Saturday, got home, wanted Neal to call me. He did and we talked about his email and I found out his parents think I'm demanding and that he sees me too often and the only way to meet people is by dating. Very upset, I had a huge breakdown for about 3 hours. Then I joined my family for our musical tradition, going to the Marriot and seeing Forever Plaid, which was not much of a musical. We saw Kathy Nikides and her husband there. Afterwards we went out to eat and a hella-expensive restaurante where the pot pies were really gigantic bowls with pastry crust on top. They were the size of a small watermelon. Then I went to bed at 9 and slept 10 hours. Today church was weird, and afterwards I went shopping and ended up discontent. Derek and Kiel came 2 minutes after I came home and we talked and chilled. THen he left and I have been discontented since about my jeans. I'm gonna return them and give up. At least I got a cute skirt and top.

i hate shopping for pants

I went shopping today before Derek came and I'm seriously considering returning a pair of jean I bought. They're too long but fit me everywhere else but my butt. I think that the only jeans that will fit close to good will be womens which doesn't have the styles I want. THe problem is that my waist and everything says size 10 in womens EXCEPT for my hips, which are supposedly a size 2. What am I supposed to do? I think the only thing I'll ever own that will fit me properly will be a wedding dress and I'll only get to wear that once. :(

Saturday, July 26, 2003

"Send the pain below..." ~Chevelle
This song has been in my head all night. I think I might have gotten maybe 4 hours of sleep, maybe 5. I absolutely could not sleep last night and it sucked since I needed to get up at 5:30 for work.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

I really think Neal's mom doesn't like me. My family was going to see Pirates of the Caribbean and my mom mentioned 5 minutes before we were leaving that Neal could come. If he wanted to, then we'd go to a later movie. Since we were leaving soon, I had to call right away. I call him up and get his mom, who didn't want me to talk to him because he was busy fixing his car. She wanted me to call back or leave a message, and I told her I couldn't because I needed to talk to him now. She very reluctantly got him, and then he said he wouldn't go because he has to get up early tomorrow. Sure, fine, I agree with that. I don't understand why his mom doesn't like me though and hardly lets me talk to him. She doesn't let him call me either, unless he uses his calling card. I'm extremely tempted to call her up and talk to her, asking why she doesn't seem to like me. I can't live with this. I think about it every day and I can't be happy knowing that Neal's parents don't like me. It makes me want to give up on the whole thing because I can't handle this. His parents are breaking us apart and I hate it.

just woke up at 10, wow... crap my pills

It appears my internet is working now that I unchecked a box that I'm positive was checked before. Man, I had the strangest dream about being marooned on an island with Neal and then having these people from Atlantis find us and take everything. Some girl with them found something that made her a princess on the island that I had originally, and so then Neal started hanging out with her instead of me and I was most sad, so I talked to him about it and told him he said he loved me, and he said he wasn't sure if he did because he never had any experience with any other women to find out. I was sad, so I found a child on one of the little sand banks that were part of our island and we tried to stop this girl but we couldn't. We then tried to get friendly with the invaders but we were only successful with one guy. The other guy wanted to kill us. I suppose this dream is mainly from what Neal's mom said. I can't help but think about that every day. He's had a girl friend before though, so it's not like he doesn't have experience.

You know, it's strange to wake up and find that every single person in the house except me is gone, and that Amica is soooooo thirsty that she's licking me to find moisture and shaking.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

pile of dog poo

My computer is being a piece of crap. I had to install windows updates for the THIRD TIME and now my internet disconnects me every minute or so. I tried reinstalling the wireless but it didn't help. Grrrr.

yesterday was a bad day. Neal's car was going crazy so I had to go pick him up. A car stalled right in the left turn lane onto 20 but no one knew that and thought that there were just a lot of people. I sat there for about 10 minutes before the people in front of me figured it out and i followed suit. Then I was just angry because we were supposed to order my bowling ball yesterday but picking up Neal basically ruined that. We go there early anyway and find out that even though the hours clearly said the shop would be open, he wasn't. We had to sit around for half an hour and do nothing.

Today I come home and the screen door was locked so I couldn't get in. Laura had to let me in and I find that there's food sitting out that I had to put away (not mine) and garbage around the house I have to throw away (not mine) and then go to my room and see that the shades are closed and my fan is on making my room extremely cold and I didn't want it that way (which is why I didn't turn the fan on and everything) so now I'm cold.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

i hate microsoft sometimes

I went to because I had some critical updates to install. I saw there was one for linksys, my wireless thing so I downloaded it and installed it. That was a big mistake because it stopped my wireless from working. I tried to find a solution for over an hour, then decided to call tech support. I was on the phone with the guy (who was obviously stationed in India, darn cheap labor) and we spent 40 minutes trying to figure it out. He didn't know of any downloads so we didn't know what I downloaded under the name of linksys. Anyway, we tried restoring my computer to a previous time and all this stuff and then ended up uninstalling and reinstalling my wireless and then it worked. Quite frustrating, to be working on it for over 2 hours.


Book Worm Meter

Shut In 71%
29% Out Of The House
Intellectual 77%
23% Moron
High Attention Span 95%
5% Low Attention Span
Bookitude 96%
4% Book Burner
Book Worm 84.75%
15.25% Bug Stomper
Take your bookworm readings.

My Romance Meter

Optimist 65%
35% Cynic
Close 50%
50% Distant
Long Term 82%
18% Brief
What does my romance meter read?

find your element


My flowers have officially died. I watered them every day! I'm so sad. I think maybe the soil didn't have enough nutrients, or maybe there wasn't enough sun. It's hard to get sun when it rains so much and sunny days are rare. It's certainly not sunny today. I guess the only things I can raise are cacti. :(

Why is it belts are so weird? I have to get a large belt so it'll fit my stuid hips, and an extra-large if I want to use it for decoration and have it just riding my hips. Grrr.

Monday, July 21, 2003

I took forever getting ready today. I wanted to look nice since it's the 1 year anniversary of Neal and I going out. I ended up going to the mall and buying a skort, skirt, shirt, tank, and belt. The belt was way expensive, but I spent way cheap on the rest. $4 for a shirt, $6.5 for the skirt and tank and then $17 for the skort. I'm thinking about getting a Kohls card since I shop there all the time. I ended up getting like size 11s and stuff, even though I can fit in 7s. THis is good for shrinking and actually makes me look thinner so it's all good.

Neal came around noon and we took a walk but then turned around since it was kind of raining. THen we went to Chili's and were seated by a soccer team which sucked but it was still good food. We went to his house and hung out and napped (man, I love napping in a water bed) then saw Legally Blonde 2 (good movie).

Neal's parents are weird. I thought they liked me, but today his mom told Neal that he should go out with other people and his dad told him that making $72 for today was worth more than hanging out with me on our 1 year anniversary. This isn't pleasing and it made Neal mad.


Man, the thundestorm last night lasted forever. It started around 11 and didn't end till at least 3:00 because I was up at 2:30 and the wind was blowing soooooooo bad I felt like I was in a hurricane. We never get gentle rains anymore. They're always violent storms. :(

So we have at least 8 skunks living under our shed. It really sucks.

Last night, or rather this morning, I had this crazy dream about church. It was completely full, so full that people were sitting in the alter area. Some people from St Charles were there and we were excited for some reason. Neal was coming to church with him and I thought that was really neat. I walk into church and I see Pastor Frank there! I was happy and hugged him because I haven't seen him in a long time. Then we walked into church and sat in the back. The service was mostly songs. There was this one crazy song we sang that Burrell was playing horribly wrong. He was singing the wrong notes and everything. Terri started asking us if that was right and I yelled out, "NO!" Then I proceeded to point out everything his was doing wrong. THen Terri lectured me about how we have been taught the wrong kind of lutheran and that this song was the right kind and that Burrell was playing it fine. I was so mad at everything that was going on that I wanted to leave. Neal was actually enjoying himself, saying he wanted to come more often. That was NOT what I wanted to hear and that upset me more.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

arg, at work

Some lady just called and said we charged her credit card wrong. In her calculations it should have been more (why would anyone want MORE charged?). I told her the prices and added it up and got the same number as the computer, but the lady tried adding it and got a different number. I explained to her what to add and she kept saying I did it wrong and that the computer added wrong. Finally she understood. She thought that our 1 for 2.49 and 2+ for 1.99 mean that the first item was 2.49 and every item after that was 1.99, not that all of them are 1.99 if you order 2 or more. She's the first one to misunderstand this, which seems like common sense to me.

Another guy kept telling me I didn't know anything about pools and our products. That was annoying, since I know a LOT about our products.

I'm quite annoyed at people who answer, "I'll put it on my card" when I ask if they'd like to pay for their item in easy payments (4 monthly payments) or to pay all at once. Why can't they just say, "All at once" instead of saying "I'll put it on my card?" I KNOW they'll put it on their card. It HAS to be on their card if they order over the phone.

I keep forgetting to say that on Saturday my dad's hammer completely broke. He was trying to nail out of the swing set and the head broke off because the wood cracked in 2 so now he has a useless hammer. That's just amazing.

Last night on my way to Ye's a guy decided to turn left right in front of me and I had to literally STOP and wait for him to go. He had a stop sign and I didn't, giving me the right of way, but this guy was just being stupid. THat made me really mad.

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Erin at work was being nice again. After I got done I talked to her a bit about this one guy, Brian, who complains all the time and bitches about her TO her and all this stuff. The ice cream man went by today but I missed him! He wasn't loud enough for me to hear, and because we're on the beginning of the street he was gone by the time I could get up. He always comes from the wrong direction for me to get him, on the few off chances he's come. THat's the 2nd time this season. I promised Laura I'd run after him but I failed. :(

Neal surprised me last night by showing up at my house after work. We talked and chilled, then watched THe Mummy since the last time we tried watching it his copy was bad and it wouldn't play all the way through.

Friday, July 18, 2003

My henna isn't that dark, but that's ok. I've decided that I might actually get a tattoo sometime in my life... not sure when though, or what. It'll be big though, that much I know. Last night was crazy. Neal and I were driving to Lauren's house in a huge thunderstorm and we had to turn around and go a different route because part of Bartlett road was closed due to a power line being down. We were trying to find a different way through the neighborhood (and almost got lost) but we ended up seeing what was going on. The light was HUGE. It was orange and flaring up above the trees. I think it was a fire, but Neal thinks it was just the power lines hitting the water. Whatever it was, it was major. All the lights were out on 59. Nothing had power. We were about half an hour late to Lauren's, but oh well. It was fun at her house. Around 10 we left and and I went to bed as soon as I got home.

At 3 am I was dreaming about Neal and some weird room when I heard seagulls and I said to myself, "seagulls don't belong here" so I woke up and heard my dad's door open and I realized Amica was making the sound. We all trudged downstairs and Amica was happy to see us. THen we took her outside and she sniffed around then peed. THen we went back to bed but left our doors open and the gate open so if she wanted to come up she could. Around 3:15 she comes to my room and tries to get on my bed and be petted. I pet her for awhile, then went back to sleep. She came in again around 6:30 and would leave then come back, then leave, and this continued till about 8. I tried my best to sleep and I ended up having a strange dream about me being rejected from going on trips and no one cared about me except this girl named Lindsay, who stayed behind with me. THen later on I flew on a plane with my family to an amusement park and some people stowed away on the plane. THen my family ate while I sat and watched them. I wasn't used to eating with them or something, or I thought I wasn't allowed to eat. After they finished they said I could eat so I had some banana bread and other banana-flavored things and as I ate we talked about magic and I saw some adult quartuplets (is that the name) go by. It was weird.

Man, I woke up with the worst sinus headache and luckily most of it went away after taking some tylenol. I'm home alone right now cuz Laura's babysitting and I'm lonely. :(

Thursday, July 17, 2003

an experiment

Last night I talked to Kim for an hour which was cool since she's never on when I am. Today I'm going to Lauren's. Sarah came over and we mixed the henna I bought. It came out really watery so we used hers instead. The weird thing is that the small bit with mine isn't flaking off at all while hers is so I'm not really sure why. I have to keep it moist for about 8 hours so I'm constantly applying the lemon juice and sugar solution to it and now my hands are all sticky. :p

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

I got an email from my advisor about some course changes that I already knew about. Anyway, after I got out my stuff to look at I figured I'd try to figure out my schedule for the next 3 years since I'm bored and am ahead in classes. I realized I can graduate a semester early and STILL take more classes. O.o I then can take that semester off at any time and use it for a co-op or something in the future. I'm quite happy with the way that's turned out, even though my classes are pretty rigid at the moment.

My computer rebooted on its own again. It was because of another power surge. Laura saw the lights in the bathroom flicker. Maybe I'm on a really bad outlet or maybe I need a better surge supressor. Ricky gave us 2 lunch specials for the price of 1! $5! I felt special.

This was fun.

go to google, type in "weapons of mass destruction" and click I'm feeling lucky. Heard this from some guy and it's neat. Read the error message.


Last night the bowling alley was packed, every lane taken except for our league's, for some busload of people. Those people took every single 11 with adult-size holes as well, and every single 12, and all the 13s except for 1. It was unbelievable!!!!! I couldn't find a ball that fit my fat thumb, so I complained to the guy selling shoes about how they need bigger fingerholes and he told me that I actually should be using no less than a 14. A 14! I've been using an 11. The reasoning is that you should go according to age. When you're 6, used a 6 lb. When you're 10, use a 10 lb, then above 14 years you should not go lower. I'm sure males shouldn't go below 16. At any rate, I was forced to use a 14 since none of the balls fit and unbelievable I could handle it! I'm very thankful I've been doing small weightlifting for my arms, because they've really gotten stronger. Just a few weeks ago the 13 was insanely heavy and now the 14 seems fine and I could almost g heavier! We've decided to get my my own ball because of my thumb, but I don't know what weight since I only just started using the 14. It enabled me to go above my average though. Neal was bowling awesome too, getting 3 strikes in a row and getting a 153 or something. All of us were above average this week and for once we're actually in 2nd place and will be again next week! It's great and I'm excited.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

man, just as I was posting a message there was a power surge and my computer restarted. THen it restarted again! I turned my computer off at that point. It was because of the thunderstorm. At 4:30 this morning I woke up because of insanely loud thunder. The wind was terrible and there was constant flashing of lightning. The thunder was at the same time as the lightning! The storm was directly above us, so everything shook with the loud thunder. Everyone was up and I couldn't sleep under it was done which was at least 45 minutes later. That sucked since I had to get up at 6:30 too. It didn't even start raining till halfway through the storm. I don't understand why my surge protector isn't protecting me against surges. THe computer downstairs only restarted once due to a surge, but I restart all the time! This sucks.

Monday, July 14, 2003


So I was talking to Nick, a guy online that I met and he was saying that he wanted to call me and talk since his computer was hot. I wasn't too comfortable with that idea so I told him so and I was going to talk more when my computer's internet totally died! I couldn't get to any websites, I couldn't get on any of my im clients even though I was supposedly connected. I had gotten disconnected for like 2 seconds, which happens regularly but usually I can get back on really quick. This time I had to restart my computer, and then when i finalyl did and got online Nick wasn't on anymore! Getting disconnected was really bad timing, and I had no control over that! I feel so bad.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

karma maybe?

When I was driving to Kim's house I decided to go a different route because Bartlett road raised its speed limit. So I'm driving along Bartlett road and there are a few cars ahead of me, and space between the next car and mine was a lot, at least another car's worth. A guy is on a bike in our lane, coming towards us. There's a sidewalk he could be on but he wasn't on it for who knows what reason. Anyway, the cars ahead of me move to the left to avoid him and I start moving too. I know he had plenty of room because I usually drive to the left anyway so that gives extra room in addition to moving over. So anyway, I'm moving over to the left and he flicks me off right out of nowhere! It wasn't because I didn't give him enough room because I hadn't passed him yet! He was still in front of me! He couldn't have meant it for the car ahead of me because he had long passed. I can't figure out what I did to deserve it. He must have wanted me to move all the way over and give him his own lane or something crazy. I don't understand and it put me in shock. I didn't hit him at all so he definitely had enough room to go by.

I'm at work right now and Jackie's the advisor today so we pretty much can do what we want, meaning eat and read books (since Karla and Sheryl yell at us for reading). It's really slow... Stephanie wants me to take part of her hours and work till 8 which means 7 hours and I'm not up to it with a small headache, plus I want to take a walk today. I had some guy call and tell me his pool exploded over the winter... O.O Yesterday a lady read me her card upside down again. How could people not tell? 000TBL... just not right. I want a ring like the one I saw in my dream. It was like my new toe ring, only gold with a orange/yellow stone and it was really pretty.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

I went to Neal's house today and I got stopped at the light going onto 20 for 4 lights. The line to turn left was going PAST the light before this one. It was insane. Amica's on valium pills to calm her down. It works in 80% of dogs, and after a month most forget their bad behavior and can stop the pill. When I got home Amica was INCREDIBLY happy to see me, and she kept smiling at me and wanting me to pet her and she kept hopping around. I hope that's a good sign. She's also taking an antibiotic in case she has a bladder infection. When we gave her the pills she was supicious (we put them in grapes) until she came to her metabolism pill (which she likes taking... side story, once we accidentely gave her Laura's allergy pill which looks the same and she was smart enough not to take it) then she ate the other pills.

I listened to sounds online to see if I hear a skunk or a raccoon. The sounds are both similiar but now I'm positive it was a skunk.

So I took off my hypo-allergenic electrods because they were itching and I couldn't get them off without some help of rubbing alcohol. Even after a day I still got welts, and this is hypo-allergenic! I don't understand why I'm so sensitive!

I went to work and the list was up for people who earned bonuses but my name wasn't on it. I've worked 8 consecutive days and was never late so I asked about it and Karla spent over an hour trying to figure out why. It turns out that the one day they told me not to come in they didn't record it so they thought I just didn't come and so considered it "late" so they fixed it and now I get $100 bonus! I also had a guy hit on me on the phone... There was something else that happened but I can't remember now. Amica's still here! Yay!! It's only a matter of time though, and my mom hasn't left her room it seems like. She was still in bed when I left this morning, which was unusual, and she's in bed now. She's acting like I did when we got Amica, and it makes me wonder if she's scared like I was.


First off, does anybody want Amica? Seccondly, if I was a dog and someone was petting me and I didn't want to move and I didn't want them to pet me, the only logical thing to do is bite. Barking wouldn't do anything. If someone kept touching me the human I'd either yell or slap them. It's really not an unreasonable reaction if you think about it. If I slapped someone my family wouldn't disown me. How is it fair then to disown Amica? Logic is in her favor and I have at least 4 more arguments in her defence. I'm writing this with hope that when I come home from work she's still here.

I forgot to say that yesterday coming home from Liz's house I had to pee so badly that it hurt and I was going to burst and I ended up going through a yellow light I could have clearly stopped for, just because I couldn't wait and I had stopped at EVERY SINGLE LIGHT before that one. Oh, the irony.

Now this is weird. Last night I was sleeping and I was having a dream. In the middle of the dream there was a really odd noise and at first it was part of my dream but then I realized I never hear sounds in my dream so it had to be real. I woke up (isn't it great how I can wake up at any time?) and I heard the sound. I looked outside and saw a creature on our driveway. Amica was barkinga t it and it kept sqealing. It looked white which made me think it was a opossum (how do you spell that? I know there's an o) but then it moved and I saw it was about the size of Amica. I never got a good look at it because the tree was blocking most of the body, but I saw the tail was black with a white tip. I figured that even though it didn't match the description of a racoon, it must have been one. When I was telling my dad the story he asked if it was a skunk, and I hadn't even told him what it looked like yet! I suppose it's possible... The sound was so weird though. It was like the motorized tonka cars that kids can drive and ride in, only it was natural and higher pitched. Each sqeal was about 2 seconds long and went from hight to low. The creature squealed for about 5 minutes.

Wednesday, July 09, 2003


Well, we went to Channahon to see Pirates of the Carribean with Liz. It was a really good movie. At the end it stopped briefly because the power went out, but then it came back on. Afterwards we hung out then went to eat at a Chinese buffet. We came home, where we learned that Amica bit my mom and now my mom is getting rid of her. No one wants it; we're all very upset and crying. Laura, Daddy, and I decided to spend some time with Amica for the last time so we took her for a walk then played with her. I filmed it using my camera (since it can plug into the computer) and afterwards created a movie. I think my mom is being influenced by that time of the month, because Amica has be EXCELLENT to me and others lately, which I think is a good sign. My dad and I think we should ask a vet first before we give up, or perhaps use her muxxle/leader more since my mom admitted that it helped but my mom won't give Amica any more chances. I told my mom that you only pet Amica when she wants to be petted and my mom thought we should be able to pet her all the time. Realistically, I wouldn't want people petting me when I didn't want it and I'd bite back too. I showed my movie to my sisters and they cried. I cried too, because I don't want to lose Amica.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Our washing machine went absolutely crazy today. We were washing a normal size load when it suddenly started banging and jumping up and down so hard that things fell off the shelves. It was scary!

Earlier I saw a man riding his bike but as he did he kept holding onto the fence next to him as if he couldn't balance himself. It was odd.

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You're Vicky!
You know how to have a good time! You're cute,
sexy, and fun! You are an average party girl!
go you!

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I forgot to say that some guy called. When I asked his last name he said, "Dextor like the shoe!" I was confused, so afterwards I asked Andrew if he had ever heard of Dextor shoes and he had no idea.


Work was kind of busy today. Some people got yelled at for reading but I was reading and nobody said anything... I don't understand. I kept getting hard calls. One guy called and wanted us to match a price so it took almost half an hour to do that because we had to go through and find out how much it would cost him at the other site etc. Then I got another guy who was complaining that our prices are more expensive than other places and that he wants to know what we will do to get him back. He wanted to order an automatic cleaner and have us match that price, so we went through all that junk again and agreed, only to find that we don't carry it anymore?!? Even the supervisors had no idea, which means today was the first day it was no longer available so I got back to tell the guy and I somehow have a new guy on the line! Apparently the other guy hung up and then the new guy was confused because I didn't know the other one had hung up. That's the second time today someone has hung up on me while I was asking a question. I finally got the form to fill out for when I'm leaving, so I said the end of July would be the last time I can work. Alice put "open" which confuses me because she's going to have to leave in the middle of August (the season goes to October) unless she's not returning to tech which would explain the "open."

Man, I was starving so I got home and we have nothing but ice cream so I had some and put some black sprinkles on it, except that the black was actually a really deep green and I didn't notice until I was almost down and I saw my ice cream was green and I freaked out because I thought it was mold.

Monday, July 07, 2003

My tongue cramped up today and that's the weirdest thing I've ever felt, next to my head falling asleep. Woohoo! A new law was passed in Illinois making insurance companies required to pay for birth control pills which makes me happy since that's coming out of my own pocket. I finished cleaning my room. The only thing I have left to do is bring my tv back up. All my books are on the shelves, I've put things I don't want in boxes, and I have closed every closet door for the first time in over 5 years, possibly even longer. THere's some really awesome heat lightning going on today. I woke up to rain which was pretty awesome. Neal's gonna give me cherries tomorrow! Shorty's sister got some hand picked and gave 2 giant bags to Neal's family but they won't eat them all so I get some because I LOVE cherries!!!!!!!

fogie is a funny word

Neal said "old fogies." I can't picture him saying that and it makes me laugh. Anyway, today I went to see Dr. Dubrow and he said that my heart things are [some technical name] that are like heart hiccups where there's an extra beat, and that it's nothing to worry about.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

oh wowie

Work was pretty slow. One guy called and thought we were the ER... O.O As soon as my shift ended it started to pour, and I mean POUR. I had my wipers on as fast as they would go and it wasn't enough. I was driving through puddles and needed my 4-wheel drive. Walking to my car alone I got soaked. My shoes won't drive for at least a day. I feel like I just took a bath. To top it off, I swear there was hail. If not, then the it was raining so hard it sounded like I had giant rocks hitting my car. It sounded like when you pass a truck carrying dirt, only MUCH LOUDER. The funny thing is that as soon as I reached Army Trail it stopped and the roads were completely dry. I hear there's a tornado warning at 6, and my dad says there's a severe thunderstorm warning heading our way. I believe it, though it's looking like it'll pass us up. We badly need rain though. The grass is yellow and brown.

i'm an elephant

Aren't elephants supposed to have bad memories? Or do they have good ones? At any rate, I forgot to take my birth control pill yesterday and I'm very glad that I'm not doing anything that would make me pregnant because at this rate I would have had like 10 million babies. I can't understand why I'm so bad at remembering this. Grrr, I need a watch with an alarm so it'll go off when I need to take my pill.

Neal and I saw The Italian Job yesterday. It was a really good movie, but I didn't like the theater. It was crowded- every seat was taken, and the guy next to me smelled and I just hate crowded theaters. I don't understand why it was crowded when the movie has been out for like 2 months already.

Saturday, July 05, 2003


So yesterday we had a fun barbeque. Neal was an hour late because he was a bum and we were waiting for him to come before we ate so I had to call his house to see where he was. We played cards after food and that was a lot of fun, and we talked some (we as in not just Neal and I but the barbeque group) and then we had desert that was sooooooo good that I'm faaaaaaaaaat (hhahaha, i am, i had sooooo much) then we went to fireworks which were really cool. My favorite was the kind that reminded me of Christmas because it had all the colors of Christmas lights. I also like the ones that sizzle. Neal liked the purple ones because they weren't as bright. Ugh, there was one kind that was exactly like a camera flash and they had like 10 of these going off at once and it sucked. I also like the ones that fall to the ground like shooting stars.

Happy Birthday Derek!

Friday, July 04, 2003

"Mommy made deviled eggs! She's my hero!" ~Me

Mmmm, barbeque today. I'm hungry.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

So we went to the zoo today and even though my sunscreen is over 3 years old I didn't really get sunburned. However, my knee REALLY hurts. It hurts to keep it straight and it hurts to bend, especially when I go up the stairs. My mom wants me to help clean the living room which I don't think is fair when I can't walk without hurting and I spent 6 hours yesterday cleaning my room (and I'm still not done) and the stuff downstairs is not even mine.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003


I was missing my fuzzy worm bookmark for soooooo long and in the process of cleaning my room I found it! So far I have 2 boxes packed with stuff I don't want, and 2 empty boxes, and 4 more boxes to go........ I'm sooooooo hot and I've been cleaning since 11 and it's after 4 now. I bet I have several more hours of cleaning left.

I forgot, yesterday when I was at the mall I saw Kelly Slowen! I haven't talked to her in forever! Turns out she's living in Michigan to get in-state rates for Western Michigan University. It was cool seeing her again. Also at the mall I got a "consultation" to see what makeup would look good on me. I ended up buying what the lady put on me, and now I can achieve that smokey look I tried before and failed at.

i just realized I forgot to wash the conditioner out of my hair. It's already dry and now hard but I don't want to go wash it again.

i'm happy for shorty

I've decided to title my posts after the main story I have. Anyway, yesterday I sucked at bowling. I didn't even get above my average once. Afterwards we were going to go to Dairy Queen but the line was out the door so we went to Baskin Robbins instead. We've all been craving ice cream ever since my mom went on a diet and stopped buying it. I've eaten more ice cream at home than I did at college, when it was free and available every day. Neal and I watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It was really good, though Neal didn't finish it because he had to leave since he works today.

Shorty got himself a new girlfriend, one who is not skinny too. Neal says Shorty always goes for the skinny girls but he seems happy with this one, who's just a little overweight. That makes me feel better because then I don't have to be the fattest one (though Neal says Renee isn't skinny either, but I can't remember since I saw her once). Anyway, Shorty's g/f is named Lonnie and she's majoring in archeology and minoring in theology. I think that's really neat. I wanted to be an archeologist once. She also doesn't drink or smoke or anything (like me) so I won't be the only one, and she's going to keep Shorty clean too which is really good. I hope I get to meet her soon.