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raine1882
raine1882
Raine1882
Mon, Mar. 3rd, 2008 09:51 am
ARRGGH!!

I still haven't gotten my tax forms from Comcast.  How am I supposed to file my taxes with no forms??   And how am I supposed to plan for my wedding when I don't know how much money I have?  (the wedding budget is whatever is in our savings minus our taxes)

In other news, I'm *still* feeling slightly sick from that flu bout.  Why does it always take me 3 times as long to heal?  I'm in that stage where you're not sick enough to stay home, or even to take medicine, but you just feel slightly crappy and run down all the time.  I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!

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Raine1882
Fri, Feb. 29th, 2008 09:20 am

So much for keeping up with Craig's posting schedule.

Oh well.  In my defense, I was sick.  But now I'm better.

*sigh*

back to hiding from the world in runescape, while watching endless reruns of L&O SVU (which isn't even that good of a show).

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Raine1882
Sat, Feb. 16th, 2008 08:42 am

What songs did you guys use in your wedding?  Specifically, I'm looking for suggestions on:

Processional
Recessional
First Dance
Father/Daughter
Mother/Son

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Raine1882
Thu, Feb. 14th, 2008 09:09 am
Happy Valentine's Day!

Morgan woke me up with a bouquet of flowers this morning.   Wheeee!  And he says we can have dinner tonight if I feel up to it.  Because I'm sick.  Why do I always get sick right when we have Army parties to go to?  I got sick the day of his OCS ball, and here I am sick right before the Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance (which is tomorrow... which is not Valentine's Day.... oh well).  With my luck, I'll get sick again right before the Signal Ball in April. 

Also, I just created a ton of work for myself.  I found a place that has complete records of every invoice we've ever had.  So now I'm stuck culling over 1k invoices stretching back to 2004 and analyzing them to get some nice pretty financial data.  Why do I do this to myself?

Oh well, off to sleep, perchance to dream.... I mean to get better.  So I can go out to dinner tonight.

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Raine1882
Tue, Feb. 5th, 2008 09:20 pm

Argh!

I need to find a little black dress...
It needs to be modest enough to wear as a guest at a wedding in Florida in March, or to my own bridal shower over the 4th of July... but it also needs to be sexy enough for the couple's Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance on base.

Oh, and it needs to not be black, as I don't look good in that color.

Guys have it so easy.

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Raine1882
Sat, Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:08 am

Aren't you guys shocked? It's not even been a week and I'm posting again.

Does anyone else feel guilty when they hear about how much a friend's life sucks. Really sucks not just minor drama. I have this friend who's mom is sick with Alzheimer's, she lost her job, her car is broken, and she's about to be evicted. Partially guilty because I can't help her much, but also partially guilty because my life is going so well, and we're so (relatively) affluent. Morgan has a good job, we're not worried about being evicted, we're not worried about where our next meal is going to come from.. we're worried about whether we can spend $2,000 on a photographer or whether we should really go with the $1,000 photographer... And she'll say stuff like "so what have you been up to today" and then I feel horrible because the answer is "trying to decide how to best throw an $8,000 party..." when I know that my question of "what have you been up to today" will get an answer of "well, my phone has been turned off for failure to pay." As if I feel guilty for being 'rich' which is completely stupid because there were lots of years where we were poor too, and besides on a more fundamental level, why should I feel guilty for our success? It's that kind of thinking that gets rich people to vote Democrat, which is stupid, and I know it, but I still feel guilty. Maybe it's more that I personally feel I'm not good enough, so I have no right to succeed, so I should feel guilty for having succeeded. As in, the same crap I've been battling ever since I was born into an alcoholic family. Which sucks, 'cause I thought I was past that. I thought that my self esteem was better than that, finally. But here I am with the same knee-jerk reaction of inferiority. *sigh* Back to the therapist, I guess.

Not much happened this week, really. I finished reorganizing my dad's websites (the two sites are www.4wdrc.com and www.2wdrc.com and maintaining them for the company is my job). He's had 7 webmasters in 5 years, which explains some of the organization problems, but really, he had files named 100_203682b. A bunch of them. As in, people never bothered to rename the image files. So now, a news article is called 01-01-2008 (or whatever day it was written on) and the image files for that news article are called 01-01-2008_01 or 01-01-2008_02. And all the news articles are in a folder, and all the news images are in a folder inside the images folder called... yep, that's right "NewsImages" Same with the tech articles or the race results. I mean, seriously peoples, it doesn't take that long to organize *one* story as you're writing the code. You have to move the images to a folder on your hard drive, why not make it a logical folder? Then, future webmasters won't be beating their heads against the wall wondering what file "1" is. (and yes, there was a file called nothing but "1"). We also had files that are not linked to anywhere on our sites, but they're still be hosted. Like biographies of drivers who no longer drive for us. Their bio, and all the pictures, are still up there. Why? You can't get to that page from anywhere else on the site. ARRRRGGHHH! But, it's all cleaned up now, and logically organized, which should make it an easier site to maintain.

I think my favorite time of day is right now, early morning when I'm awake and dressed but the rest of the house (or just Morgan in this case) is still asleep.  I feel like I can do anything - it's so peaceful.  Some mornings I just curl up with a cup of coffee and read and soak in the silence, other mornings I'm super productive and clean the entire apartment (well, minus the bedroom) before 9 am.   Which is weird, because it's just as quiet in the weekday mornings after he leaves for work, but somehow it's not the same.  Oh well, more on this later.  Runescape is calling my name.

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Raine1882
Sun, Jan. 27th, 2008 08:08 am

As usual, it's been a while since I posted.  I think I might try some sort of a posting schedule similar to Craig's Xanga and make myself write something.  Problem is, I still approach writing *anything* like it needs to be an essay and needs to have some sort of profound point.  Maybe it doesn't...?

Anyways, plans for my wedding are moving along.  Dress, veil, shoes are bought.  Hall is rented.  Church is reserved.  Invitations are picked (but not bought).  Bridesmaids are chosen, informed, and told which dress to buy.  Caterer comes with the hall, but I still have to choose a menu.  What do you peoples think of a meal composed of appetizers?  My reception is gonna start at like 5pm, so people will be hungry.  I was thinking of having a salad or two, a tray of sandwiches, and then a whole bunch of appetizers - chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, mini quiches, bacon wrapped scallops, a huge pile of fresh shrimp, chicken wings, meatballs, mini egg rolls, breaded mushrooms, mini crab cakes... etc.  Do you think people will feel comfortable grazing to get their food?  Personally, I like it better that way, but maybe I'm weird?

In other news, I need to buy some formal dresses.  I have a Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance on February 15th, another Army ball on April 12th, a wedding to attend as a guest in March, a wedding to attend as bridesmaid in May, and my shower is (hopefully - I need to email my cousins) in late June or 4th of July weekend....  So, maybe I can wear my bridesmaid gown to the dinner/dance and the ball, and then get a more casual outfit to wear to the wedding-as-guest and the shower?

Argh!  the closest real shopping (especially when you're plus sized) is Topeka, a 1 hour drive.

Oh well - lunch with Andrea today, then a bridal fair (maybe she'll come with me?)  Hopefully I can find a baker, a DJ, and a florist.  I shall plan a shopping trip to Topeka in early February after we get more gas money.  Marlena, any chance you'll have a bridesmaid dress picked out by then?

-C

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Raine1882
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2007 03:35 pm

 Image heavy, but worth it!

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Raine1882
Tue, Dec. 18th, 2007 02:16 pm

Stolen from esther...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper.  Gift bags is somehow cheating, like not enough work was put into the present.

2. Real tree or fake tree? Real.  Picking it out is half the fun.  Besides, storage is a pain

3. When do you put up the tree? ehh... I try for the beginning of December.  This year, we put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving, which was a mistake as we now have needles everywhere.

4. When do you take the tree down? I try for right around New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes.  Especially with alcohol

6. Favorite gift received as a child? The new computer and internet my parents gave me when I was 20?  Only because it was completely unexpected.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No.  But then, the sum total of my Christmas decorations consists of 65 ornaments, 1 star, and 4 stocking holders.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Morgan's entire family

9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? My dad got me a day-glo orange sweater once.  I've never worn it.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? I wish I sent Christmas cards.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Don't really like them.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I was *done* with shopping and wrapping this year on December 1st.  I'm so proud of myself.  Usually I finish up the weekend before Christmas.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? *chuckles* yes.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Hot chocolate.  We get a single serving of really expensive good hot chocolate in our stockings each year.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? I like all the lights to be the same color.  Blue is cool, but clear is easiest to do.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Hark the Herald Angels Sing, probably, but I love most of them.  Except for Frosty the Snowman, that one is retarded.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Staying home, but only if my family comes.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Only if I sing the song...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star, with lights

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  There shouldn't be any presents under the tree on Christmas Eve, Santa hasn't come yet.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? People who don't just accept the fact that there will be lines.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Christmas is one of the few times each year my family actually tries to be a real family, and gifts are about the only way we show we love one another.  So I love giving gifts and we tend to receive a *lot*.  Also, it's the only holiday my mom decorates for.   Christmas is my favourite time of year.

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Raine1882
Sat, Dec. 1st, 2007 08:07 pm
So I was reading through my quotes the other day and was reminded of good times at college.  See if these quotes bring back any memories for you guys....

Do you have any written down to add to the list?

Isaac    
 
"And then I looked up an realized that 'kissing you silly' had nothing whatsoever to do with the Oracle's riddle to Aegeus in the play 'Medea'"
        
"Hi- you've reached Isaac's house. If you are a parent, I am undoubtedly studying in the library. If you are a friend, the party starts at 10. If         you've called to ask me for money, call me back when I have a real job. If you've called to offer me money, please stay on the line and I'll pick up the phone as soon as I walk in. BEEP."

"shut up; I win."

"Fork you."



Maralissa    
  
"It's like something from Victoria's Secret.  Except there's no secret."



Matt

 "…way back, before they had diapers."

"Finally! A use for plastic army men and AOL CDs!"

"I mean, come on, you could walk down the street and find someone who speaks American…"



Ceci   

"Castles and princes make up for any amount of socialism"



Catherine
     
"Three Short Lesbians and a Dorm Room! Wouldn't that be a great name for a sitcom?"



Emily, Angie, and I       

Emily: "Of the tree, if you want to use the genitive"
Angie: "I like the genitive"
Ceci: "This is the society to save the subjunctive; fuck the genitive. It can disappear into the English possessive for all I care…"



Erick
 
"That’s the problem, isn't it? So many smart ones who don't believe they are [smart], and so many morons, who think they are the next Pasteur, Edison, Einstein rolled into one."



Rachel 
  
"I'm very good at selling myself."

"I want different problems; I figure if I just have sex I'll have different problems."

"I don't want to have communal sex with God."

"In Marketing class, because of all that had gone wrong and it wasn’t even 9:00 in the morning, I began to do a cost-benefit analysis of my existence.     At that point my day wasn’t worth it."

"The Renaissance dudes weren't enthusiastic about Truth, Beauty, and the American Way --- they wanted SEX!!!"

"They were concerned about the betterment of society and the pleasuring of the self."

"I just assaulted myself with ice cubes."

"I have a healthy balance of personality disorders."

"I have yet to speak about this on a stage where it hasn't been platonic. It's been more about the concept of horny."

"If horny is a metaphysical concept, I am poking the bubble. I am not in it."

"I'm going to take free spirit and shove it up your free ass."

"I'm depriving all the women of the world of my love just because I like men."




 

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