Category Archive: Rambling

Mar 22

Spring Break

So this week was my spring break. It’s my last spring break ever, seeing as I graduate in just a few months… (wow!) but it’s been a rather lame one.

I started out on Thursday by skipping most of my classes; my 11am was the only one that was “required”. My 12:30 class got cancelled ‘cuz the prof was sick, and my 2pm class was optional. So… I didn’t go to any of them. I went to my 3:30pm class and that was it.

It was poetry. Meh.

The weekend consisted of my closing 27 weekend. As a “27″ (Point of Sale Supervisor) I’m required to close a full weekend every month or so. Friday I worked 5 to close, Saturday 3:30 to close and Sunday 1:30 to close. And on Sunday we were there until 11pm… very long day. Urgh. But it wasn’t that bad of a weekend; credit goals weren’t absurd and we were able to make them easily enough. That takes a lot of the stress out of the job. :-)

We had a snow storm move in Monday that dumped a few inches on us, and then I ended up closing at Kohl’s again. -_- It was a SUPER slow night… I’m not allowed to give sales numbers out, but it was far from a busy day. :P

Which was good, because I had to open on Tuesday. 7:30-10:30 was like the longest three hours of my life. After that, I ended up going to look at a possible house for next year, and then applied for it! It’s a 3 bedroom townhouse, which I would be sharing with a friend and her baby. Kinda a scary idea… I spent rest of my Tuesday goofing off, which was nice.

Wednesday was a 9-4 shift at Kohl’s… once again, not very busy. All this stupid crap weather is killing me!!

On Thursday, my mom came out to visit. :) We ended up spending practically the whole day together, going shopping and whatnot. We had lunch at the Altoona Family Restaurant which was surprisingly good, and then had dinner at Milwaukee Burger Company, which was also really good. It was nice getting to hang out with my mom, I never get to see her.

Today (Friday) I had my first day at my new job! It was… okay. I can’t say I love it, but it’s not bad. My job is packaging. So, like, the bakers make the hamburger buns and put them in/take them out of the oven, and after they’re cooled down, I put them in the plastic bag and label it. It’s kinda monotonous… but whatever. It got broken up a bit by people asking for stuff out of the cases, which I get to help with.

It’s not the best job, but it’ll at least pay the bills. I get more stable hours and better pay than at Kohl’s.

As for the weekend… BLEH. Tomorrow, I work 7-3:30 at Festival, and then I get to come home and sleep, because I’m pulling an overnight at Kohl’s. Then it’s back to Festival 11-3:30 on Sunday, followed by Kohl’s from 4-close. Rest of the weekend is going to fly by.

I’ve never actually worked an overnight, so I’m kinda excited as to what that’ll entail. I think it’s for additional marks, so clearance is going to be even cheaper~ Woo woo.

{/end life rambling}

Jul 31


Ehhhh this has been a weird month.

I’ve been working quite a bit, and it’s ~killing~ me. But I got a mini vacation the other day when I went out to see Greyson Chance in concert again :D I recorded two of the songs he did, you can see them on my YouTube account.


But other than that, I haven’t really been doing too much. I recently reread the entire Septimus Heap series, and have really, REALLY been itching to work on The Magykal Network… but haven’t had much luck in the layout department. I tried mucking around with the GRN layout, but it didn’t really seem to work. I need to ponder on how to do the navigation.


I did, however, work a bit on GRN last night. AMAZING, right? It’s been absolutely forever (two years…) since I’ve done anything on there. I made a new style, and updated the Caption pic. >_> Not much, but hey. I also updated the sidebars, getting rid of all the dead affiliates and stuff.


Today I worked on the Snowpig weather page. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t feel bad. :P It’s a weather page… basically for my family. We’re kinda spread out during the school year, existing in 4 different places at any given time, so we have all it together. You can see it here, if you’re interested.

Also, since I recently got myself a new phone (with 3G :D) I made a mobile version of it for myself. Haha, I’m that absurd. But hey, it’s nice to have a smaller version when you’re under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and driving down the highway~~


I still haven’t done much more with that half-done chapter for that random story I am writing. I had the oddest dream regarding it though, where I was making it an actual book, and it was kinda cool.

Just Creepy was the first chapter, and then the rest of the little stories I’ve been doing were there, and they had Polaroids put in, so it kinda looked like a scrapbook. I was taking pictures of the guys for it and it was awkward, cuz they knew what the story was +O+~


Oh well. I work 6 to close tonight.
Greyson’s CD comes out on Tuesday. <3<3<3<3

Jul 06


Everything seems to be half-way lately. Not quite sure why, but that’s the way it’s been.

I am about half-way through two translations, and half-way through a couple short stories, and half-way through another chapter of those awkward moments between whatshisface and his boyfriend.

Dunno why, just haven’t felt like finishing anything.

I did update the blog today to WordPress 3.2. I am currently writing this on their new “zen” poster thing, which is really creepy because it is a white screen and nothing else.

Seriously weird.

Not sure if I like it.

Oh well, maybe I’ll post some stuff up some time. Life has kinda sucked lately. I am ~covered~ in poison ivy.

Jun 17

i’m home

It’s been over a month since I last updated this thing.

Well, one big thing: I moved home! :O

I had a crazy Australian chick stay with me for a week.

Yeah, that’s about it. Not too much excitingness. I shall have to blog about Greyson soon tho~ :)

Apr 13

Still alive

Don’t worry, my faithful visitors, I am still alive.

I have a few books to review:
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List
Boy Meets Boy
Reservation Blues

And those will come soonish. I have little to no excuse for not making any posts recently, except that my sleeping schedule is totally screwed up. I sleep at like 9pm some days and 1am others, and get up at 9am sometimes, 4:30am others. Totally and utterly fucked up, yo.

But hey, I got an A+ (yes, that means 100+%) on my Linguistics project, so that’s cool, yo.

And I also have a few new stories to port over here. There will soon be one in SPANISH too! My first Spanish story :)

Mar 19

Blog Updates

Hey, nothing *really* big, but I thought I’d make a few mentions here:

We have the official Twitter button, and I’m going to try and make it more useful. For instance, on the I Am Tama, Lucky Cat, I’ve done it up so that when you tweet, it’ll say
Review of I Am Tama, Lucky Cat by @PeachtreePub via @aredmoon
Instead of just
I Am Tama, Lucky Cat via @aredmoon

And it also suggests to follow them. :) So it’ll hopefully make the aRM Twitter experience more useful! I’ll try and do it for all of the new reviews in the future.

And though it doesn’t matter so much on the front-end, I’ve added the “Jetpack” plug-in, which gives me better stats and whatnot. It also has some other toys, but I dunno what all will be of use here. :S

My current reading isn’t going to be correct, tho. I do plan on starting up Naomi and Ely’s soon, but first I want to read another of my galleys :) They’re pretty cool!

Here’s what I have to read… Let me know what you think I should read first!
Bumped by Megan McCafferty.
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber.
Mercy by Rebecca Lim.
The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

It’s spring break so I wanna get at least two of them read! :-D

Feb 04


So I feel like making a personal blog. DEAL WITH IT. :-)

I am in my second (third, if you count summer) semester at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. And I am enjoying this far more than I did last semester. To recap…

CJ222 – News Writing & Reporting (C+)
The professor was a bitch. She was about as hardass on us as you can be, and wouldn’t move for anything. Couple this with really stupid assignments, and you have a major turn off. When I went into this class, I was a Print Journalism major. When I finished this class, I finished my stint in journalism.

Lat101 – Beginning Latin (B+)
Best class of my semester. The language is enthralling, if difficult, and I love languages. The professor is hilarious, and he keeps us on our toes. Yes, there was a lot of work – but GASP – I learned something. There is nothing cooler than looking at something in Latin and having a guess at what it means. :) Carpe diem! “Diem” is an accusative noun, meaning “day” – accusative puts it as kinda a direct object. “Carpe” is the command version of the verb “carpere” which means to “seize”… so “Seize the day!” ;D

Psyc 378 – Psychology of Language (B)
Zzzz. She was… nice enough, and the material, interesting enough. But the presentation of it was zzz uh zzz oh, right, trying to stay…zzzz
The entire semester, I think I managed to stay awake the entire class period (only an hour and 15 minutes!) ONCE. And only once…

Span 202 – Intermediate Spanish II (B)
Uh. Prof was kinda… meh. She was nice enough, but she was late pretty much every day (Class was scheduled to start at 8am, we would normally start by like 8:10…) and didn’t really talk to us much in Spanish. Most of our lessons were in English, and we would have discussions in English. Granted, she went over the material, but I don’t feel as though I pulled very much out of it.

…and so that brings us to this semester!

Thea 101 – Introduction to Theatre (MWF 9:00-9:50)
So it’s taught by this rather cute guy in this decripit old art room. It’s a very bleh room. The material is pretty bleh too, but it’s easy. So far we’ve just been going over basics of what makes theatre theatre, which isn’t all that exciting. We have to read one play a week and take quizzes on it, with questions that you actually have to pay attention to to get. =o= I got 12/20 on the first one. This is likely my least favorite class.

Span 301 – Advanced Composition (MWF 10:00-10:50)
So, in my last Spanish class, she really never talked to us in Spanish. The COMPLETE opposite here. O_O The class is entirely in Spanish, and I feel as though I’ve learned more this semester (two weeks in!) than I did all of last semester. We’ve just been going over the basics right now of review, but instead of it being “This is this, so do it.” she gives us reasons of WHY to do it. Like when we went over the present tense, she had a list of times that you DO use it, and why. It was like “:O” and we’re all amazed.

And it’s so nice, being taught in Spanish. I can already tell you I will be much better at it by the end of the semester.

Engl 210 – Introduction to Texts (TR 3:30-5:45)
My midday/night class. Ergh. This is one that I am still not sure on. At first, it seemed really interesting. I was going to have an ENGLISH CLASS again :-D I was super excited. However…

Well, we’re doing a lot of the same stuff over and over. Granted, it’s practice for an assignment, but it’s getting repetitive. Our current unit is “Anecdotes” so she’s having us tell our groups (more on that in a bit) stories, and then we write them down! =o= For Tuesday, we have to have a 3 page anecdote. It’s starting to feel more like an Introduction to Storytelling. =\

And as for the groups… we completely demolish the room at the beginning of class and set it up in a weird semi-circle. There are 6 groups of 4 people, and we sit in clusters. There is a lot “Okay, face your groups and tell stories.” and then “Turn around and face the front.” and “Face your group and tell another story :D” And so on…

Each class we’ve also had to do a “reading response”… she has yet to really say what she wants in them, so I’ve just been writing my thoughts. And I get a checkmark… but yet she doesn’t grade them? I am confused.

So the class could go either way. It’s the first English major/minor class that you have to take, so that’s why I’m taking in. :) Annnnnd it has eye candy in it. ;D

Engl 221 – The English Language (TR 11:00-12:15)
A… linguistics class. It is kinda between “Oooh.” and “Ehhh.” right now. I’m assuming we’ll get more interesting as we go in! :) Over the past week, we learned the English sounds in the IPA, and we have a test on that come Tuesday. Eeeeep. But it’s cool, I’ll do fine :)

We’re also in teams for this class, but it’s not as silly as for my other English.

Lat 102 – Beginning Latin II (MTWR 1:00-1:50)
Save the best for last, right? <3 We had two sections last semester, and we've joined together this time. Waters (the prof) is SO much fun, and we're just chugging along. I sit in a corner, and around me are people that I kinda knew from my section last semester. We've ended up joining up as a team-like thing, and every time we do group work, we work together and we own it. Our translations are like A+ quality, yo. Though I still think we should use fuckwad at some point. Hehehe.

We’re also doing “Latin Study Group” Wednesdays after class. We’ve done it once and it was kinda fun. So we’ll see if that continues. :)

Yep, that’s my schedule so far. So if I were to sum it up, I would have to order my classes in such a fashion:
1) Latin
2) Spanish
3) Linguistics
4) Intro to Texts
5) Theatre

3/4/5 could kinda be swapped around, depending on the day. Theatre is a 100 level class and shows it. Very little to do. But then again, my Intro to Texts is a 5 credit course, and it’s beginning to rear it’s ugly head as well. So as the days go on, they’ll flip around, I’m sure. But Spanish and Latin? GOD do I love ‘em <3 So. Yeah, I ain’t got nothing more. And I have to pick up my #1 Stalker (according to a recent facebook app) Priscilla in a few minutes anyways…

Feb 03

Summary of my stalkers

So, my last post has successfully detailed who my true stalkers are.

JA, a creepy penguin lover from Australia.

Priscilla, my creepy roommate who watches me literally

Rod, my MSN stalker.

And finally… Jess, my stalker who I hold a hate/love/hate relationship with. Also, he’s a slut. Just so you all know. To be avoided at all costs.

This is all.

Feb 01


Here’s a post.

Now leave me alone, you vultures :(


Jul 13

So I updated

I’m only like, what, a month late? But yeah, I finally updated to WordPress 3.0. I wonder how many of my extensions are broken now? :(

Anyways, I don’t really have much to talk about here. I could say how much I hate my new prof, or how my new job sucks, or anything… but that requires too much *work*.

So ttyl <3

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