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Party - July 24th, Our House [Jun. 29th, 2010|11:08 am]
[Current Location |home]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Hi guys,

It's been a really long time since I posted. I'm kinda surprised that my journal still exists. I thought they would have deleted it after a year or so. I miss humans.

So, things that are new in the past 2 years...
I started grad school for archaeology. I like the classes. I like the research. I super like teaching. I really really don't like doing all three at once. I'm burnt out and my current plan is to step out the side door of grad school with a masters in 6-12 months instead of doing this for another 5 years for a doctorate. I keep getting sick, it's not worth it to finish. Plus I don't have time to see humans, and I miss you guys, a lot.

I'm marrying Doug in a few weeks! We got back together a couple years ago (about the time I started school again). Last spring we bought a house. It's cute with a fire place and 4 bedrooms. The other bedrooms are currently occupied by Patrick and miss E.V.

Unfortunately we can't invite everyone we'd like to the actual wedding, but Everyone is invited to the After Party at our house at 7:30 pm on July 24th. Please help me spread the word. Bring who ever you like. Give me a call or email if you need the address. Andrew is providing rockband and E.V. is providing num nums. Should be great fun. :)

So, a bunch of you have gotten married recently after living together and whatnot. I was wondering what you did to make things feel different after the wedding. I'm kinda worried that nothing will be any different than it is now, except for the legal stuff, and that's just not romantic.
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5 Belated Questions [Jun. 17th, 2008|04:29 pm]
[Current Location |Work]
[Current Mood |restlessrestless]

If you want questions comment, if you've got questions, comment. :-)

From TharasixCollapse )

From King_KobbeCollapse )

From BeldinCollapse )

So I guess this is your chance guys, ask what you will and perhaps I'll answer.

In other news, I ended up getting gold plated rings cause they were on sale. Turns out I don't know very many people that wear gold colored jewelry. Let me know if you do. Perhaps you'll get something fun later this summer. I'm looking forward to going camping this weekend. Weeeee camping!
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Dorian kitten [Mar. 20th, 2008|07:17 pm]
[Current Mood |depresseddepressed]

So, I had Dorian neutered and the vet did bloodwork that I didn't authorize and found out he has Feline Leukemia Virus, which is the equivalent of HIV in humans. He really shouldn't live with other cats, though Raina's cats have been tested and they're fine. They've also been immunized, but I guess that's only 70% effective.

I can't send him back to where he came from (farm) because he needs to be an indoor cat with low exposure to things that could make him sick, since he'll probably at some point have an immune system that's compromised. I can't give him to the humane society because they'll immediately kill him. He's perfectly healthy right now and probably will remain so until he gets into old age.

So, I guess if you or anyone you know wants a cat that doesn't already have one, let me know. He's a sweet, very cuddly kitten, well behaved and pretty quiet. He's grey with medium length soft fur. He's just over 6 months old.

I guess there's a chance that his immune system will fight off the virus before it gets infected. I kinda want to keep him another 6 months to see if that works. I don't know. The situation sucks.
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Adventures in not dying [Feb. 9th, 2008|12:31 am]
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

So, I had this nasty cold/bronchitis thing for about a month. A little over a week ago it got lots worse. Last Thursday I was coughing so much that I couldn't breath and my limbs and lips were tingling. Luckily Miss EV took me to the emergency room. You know a cough is bad when 4 or 5 people that work in the ER comment on it. I got to breath again and pretend to be a little Vader (nebulizer makes me sound funny). They decided it was bacterial something... bronchitis or atypical pneumonia and gave me antibiotics.

ER take two was the next night with Doug and my Mom. I reacted really badly to the "kill all bugglets" drugs and got dehydrated. Turns out you need bugglets to process foods, and so I just stopped processing food along with the other drugs I was supposed to be taking. It was full of special. They gave me IV fluids and what I can only assume was some strong opiate. I also drank radioactive 7-up to make sure that my appendix was not going to splode. (As a side note, radioactive burps are unpleasant.)

I think I spent the next 4 or 5 days not moving much. EV stayed here to take care of me and I am forever grateful to her. EV is my hero(ine)! Willson and Raina were also helpful. I was so crazy sick. Food didn't stay inside. I couldn't really sit up or stand on my own, holding my head up was a challenge. I had insanely debilitating stomach cramps and was sweating but shivering. I guess I had the opposite of a fever. They said at the ER that my temperature was lower than it should be. EV called me captain of the couch ship.

Since around Wednesday I've started to feel a bit more human each day. After the antibiotics were done I started to be able to eat food again. Yesterday I was finally strong enough to stand long enough to take a shower (before that I sat in the bathtub). Right now I'm sitting up with no problems and my stomach is sore but not cramping. I even put on real clothes today! The annoying thing is that all my muscles and joints are super cranky with me for not moving for so long.

I'm hoping to be semi functional again by Monday. I've missed much too much work and school. So far behind in everything. :(

I'm a bit worried because I'm still coughing some. I hope this is just the tail end of getting better instead of the antibiotics not working. Cause if they didn't work all the way, I'm in a world of danger...

Oh yeah, I ended up naming the kitten Dorian. Either because he's gray or because mixolydian was too hard to pronounce.

My friends are so full of awesomeness. I win. :-)

Edit: I forgot to mention earlier that once I was semi coherent I started watching lots of Dr. Who, which then lead to me having a dream where I was at a bar with my Dad, my Uncle and Dalek.
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Updates [Jan. 21st, 2008|03:15 pm]
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

I just got accepted for the U of M Anthropology Department's Doctoral Program! Weeeeeee

I'll be starting next fall. I also have 5 years of guaranteed funding which makes me a happy girl.

Two days ago my roommate moved out. I replaced him with a kitten. He's grey and adorable and is sleeping next to me right now. His old name was Chester, but I'm considering replacing it. Any suggestions? You should come visit us. We like people.

I have a cold, but I have tea with fresh ginger and honey and I'm hiding inside under blankets.
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Updates [Nov. 20th, 2007|12:38 am]
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

I got a new computer at work... it's so sexy. Yeah, I realize saying a computer is sexy makes me a complete geek. But you've gotta understand, it has dual flat screen monitors and I went from having 2 gigs of RAM to almost 6! It's got a nice video card and it's all new and shiny and mine. *grin* No more 3D animations on a laptop.

I finally signed up for the GRE. Annoyed that it costs $140. Taking it in 3 weeks. Haven't studied for it yet. Anyone wanna re-teach me math? They'll be gratefulness and probably baked goods as a reward.

And lastly, JONATHAN COULTON is coming to town!!! Get tickets, get them now. In case you haven't heard of him: He sings songs about zombies and robot overlords and super villains and creepy dolls and Tom Cruise.
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Update [Oct. 27th, 2007|03:24 am]
[Current Location |home]

People have asked me for an lj update. I haven't written in so long, I don't know what to write anymore.

I have an undead zombie fish! It disappeared for 3 days and I could have sworn I took out a little dessicated fishy body. It's only a 5 gallon tank... dunno where he hid. But he's back now and undead as ever. (I'm secretly in experimentation to breed an undead fishy army... muahaha!)

There was a bomb threat where I work/go to school. People keep saying it was some kid that didn't want to take a test. There are much easier ways to avoid a test and not get in the amount of trouble you would if caught for a bomb threat. Seems to me like it was someone that wanted a power trip... see the world bend to their will for half a day.

I threw up last weekend and then was in a wedding later that day. That was full of interesting and trying not to pass out. It was the wedding of my basket buddy, Mali... who came over from India in the same basket (on a plane) with me. They actually used the basket in the ceremony. I felt special! (and nauseated).

I spend last weekend trying to recover. Now I'm working, well taking a break from working. But yeah, having a big project due and not having anyone else to help and getting sick is no fun. Now I get to work till 3am. Wheeeee.

Once again, I'm looking for a roommate. Eric is moving out at the end of the semester (which was the plan all along). Let me know if anyone is looking for a place to stay. No smokers please.

I accidentally found out the literal meaning of lemon juice in a paper cut. Holy damn! I found it all almost as funny as it was painful. The looks on Chuck's and Mark's faces were priceless.

Oh and specially for Jaye... jackalopes are real! Not technically, but if you give a rabbit HPV (yeah, the STI they just came up with a vaccine for), they grow warty horn looking things. There's an epidemic in Minneapolis.
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Quarter Century! [Sep. 23rd, 2007|11:54 pm]
Hey guys,

I decided not to host a party at my place because of parking issues and me not wanting to play hostess. So, if you'd like, please join me at Spaghetti Factory on Washington Ave. at 5pm Sunday September 30th to celebrate a Quarter Century since my birth.

Please respond here by Wednesday so that I have time to make adequate reservations.

Hope to see you there. :-)


PS. I also recently obtained fish. Most of them are schooling, but I'd like to find a name for the sucker fish. Suggestions are welcome.
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It's been a long time and I can't seem to fall asleep. [Sep. 6th, 2007|12:24 am]
[Current Location |in bed]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Hey guys,

Its been a long time since I posted anything meaningful. Truth is, I don't know what to say.

Educational plans for the future are crystallizing. I'm taking Bones class this fall, which intimidates me. But by the end of it I should be able to identify most mammal bones. Which is a useful skill, or a fun parlor trick, depending on how the rest of my life goes.

Gotta take the GRE soon. Seeing as I didn't take any math in college (took stats instead), that'll be interesting. If anyone who has taken it is willing to give advice, I'm certainly willing to listen.

I've been moderately sick for a long time. I think I'm finally close to better-ish. I'm taking 3 dance classes this semester (2 yoga and one belly dancing). Hopefully by the end of the semester I'll have my strength back.

It feels like my friend group has shifted. I'm no longer close to many people that I was a couple years ago. It makes me sad, but it seems slightly inevitable.

Work is crazy right now, but I think it'll calm down a bit once a fall routine sets in. I'm rather worried about making deadlines as everything takes more time than you think it will, even if you plan for extra time you think it'll take.

I miss Charlie.

A helicopter with a search light just flew past my window. I hope things didn't get more messed up with the bridge. There aren't any sirens associated with the helicopter so things are probably ok.

I'm getting rambly now.

Time for sleep. Or at least time to get off the internets.
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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2007|11:59 am]
Happy 30th Birthday Dustin.
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