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Books #3 and 4 done! [09 Feb 2007|10:15pm]
I finished two other books. I read Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. I really didn't like this book too much. It was too juvenille for me. I also read Lust Potion #9 by Carrie Alexander. I love romance novels. They're great.

Next up is In Dreams by Patricia Rosemoor.
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[12 Jan 2007|10:32am]
[ mood | sick ]

I finished by second book of the challenge. I read Selected Journals of Jann Arden. It was interesting. It made me want to start writing again. It was a nice, easy read.

Next up: Size 12 is not fat by Meg Cabot

X-posted

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First book in my first challege... [30 Dec 2006|09:18pm]
[ mood | crappy ]

I've finished my first book of my 2007 book challenge. I started on December 1st and my first book was The Pact by Jodi Picoult (496 pages). I thought this book was amazing. I'm love her writing style and I found myself wanting to read this all the time. Now if only I had started this after the Christmas rush...

Next up: Selected journals of Jann Arden and another one which I have not decided on yet.

X-posted to 50bookchallenge  , niks07  and lit_book_lovers
 

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[07 Oct 2006|09:34am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

It's amazing how much someone can change in one day. Yesterday, I was so pissed off, but after cooling down and looking at Kelly's wedding pictures again, it seems like I'm doing it again. I'm giving into what's realistic and what my parents want. They're the ones who said I should get married in a community hall. They're also the ones who said that I should get eloped and I almost wanted to. I've completely forgotten all the plans I've made in my life for my wedding and it almost seems like I really don't care what I have to do to get there.

I still don't want to go to work, but I'll wait until Tuesday to deal with that. Besides, I might get an interview next week. That'll be nice. And the best thing is that Mike might be able to keep driving me to work... I think.

Anyway, let's hope that I get a better job... hopefully, it will lead to a better life.

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I'm quitting! [06 Oct 2006|09:32pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

So, I'm pretty upset at the fact that I still haven't quit my job yet. I can barely function here. I get yelled at everyday for no reason. I keep having anxiety attacks and I never feel well. At least I started looking for jobs and I sent out a resume today. I haven't told my boss yet that I'm quiting, but I figure I'll tell her right before Chris comes to pick me up, so that I'll be ready right when he gets here.

I'm supposed to be doing work right now, but besides the fact that I don't have anything to do and my boss is on the phone and talking about nothing, so I really don't feel guilty for updating my journal on her time.

On a bighter note, I've started Weight Watchers again with my mom. I've had a slow start, but I know I have to lose weight for my wedding. That's my goal. I know I won't be able to lose all the weight I want to for my wedding, but if I can lose a lot of it, I'll be happy. Besides, it's not like I have to stop after my wedding.

Also, I'm planning my wedding right now. I plan to get married next September. I'm looking at places to get married right now. I'll be a small wedding, which is good.

Well, I have about an hour left to go and I can relax for 3 days. I'm happy about that. Nothing else, though.

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Should I quit? [12 Jul 2006|09:08am]
[ mood | worried ]

So, lately my work life has been crappy. I've been wanting to quit and I'm close to walking out every day. Today seems to be the exception, but tomorrow will probably be another story.

Anyway, I have a poll below asking whether you think I should quit or not. I know you won't be able to make a good decision, but that doesn't matter.

I've been looking at other things I can do other than this. I think it's bindery.

This is going to be short. I really don't have anything else to say.

Take my poll.... please?

Poll #767992 Should I quit?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 0

As much as I want to stay at my job, should I quit?

View Answers
Yes
0 (0.0%)
No
0 (0.0%)
Maybe, depending on the situation
0 (0.0%)

When should I quit if I do decide to quit?

View Answers
As soon as possible
0 (0.0%)
Not quite yet... give it a couple of months
0 (0.0%)
You can survive another 6 months
0 (0.0%)
You shouldn't quit
0 (0.0%)
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Camera! [30 Apr 2006|11:56am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

So, yesterday, I bought a digital camera. I can finally take pictures wherever I go. It was a pretty good deal too. $199 at Best Buy. The memory card is cheaper at Walmart.

Wanna see?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


I love it. I got the gold one, just like the picture. I wanted the blue one, but they only had silver and gold. I didn't want a camera the same color that everyone else has, so I chose to be different.

I'm packing and hopefully will be moving out soon. I really can't wait. I have to see if my old computer works still because I might have broken my laptop. It was slow and I lost my temper. I kinda dropped it off my bed intentionally and, well... you know the rest. oops!

I guess that's all for now. Just waiting for Chris to get here so I can do some running around and maybe grab lunch. Then watching a movie... Aeon Flux!
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Quiz... [28 Apr 2006|10:34am]
[ mood | peaceful ]

Am I a sinner???

Greed:High
 
Gluttony:Medium
 
Wrath:High
 
Sloth:Medium
 
Envy:Medium
 
Lust:Very Low
 
Pride:High
 


The Seven Deadly Sins Quiz on 4degreez.com

It looks like I am... oops!

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Bummed out ... [24 Apr 2006|07:58am]
[ mood | depressed ]

I'm starting to get into a rut again. It's the same rut I was in when Chris and I were living together the first time. I just want to stay in bed all day and do nothing. I don't know what to do about it. I don't even know for sure what's causing it. I think it's stress with my job, but then it could be the fact that I'm moving in with Chris again. I hope not...

I 'll just have to hold on for a while. I hope this gets better though. I would really hate to ruin this job. Maybe it'll be different this time.

I'm starting to lose weight again. I'm eating better during the week. I have lots of veggies today, which is a change. I really want to lose weight this time. Maybe when I lose more weight I'll be happier and feel better. Maybe...

I should get back to work though... Maybe this day will go by quick!

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Interview.... [19 Dec 2005|08:54am]
Today is a big day for me. I have a job interview. I hope I get the job, even though I don't think I will. I'm not trying to sike myself out here, just doing my "worst case scenario" thing.

I have a big final project this week. I don't know what I'm going to do because I think I mis-heard the topic. That's not good. I'll have to think of something. Maybe I can do a package about my old company.

I should go.. I have to print some stuff off for my interview.
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[06 Dec 2005|04:12pm]
[ mood | In pain ]

Well, I hurt my ankle again. The doctor says it's a sprain. That's right... I actually went to the doctor. I needed to know because it's too close to Christmas and I want to be able to walk. Anyway...

It's official... I've been stamped by gg_rating . I'm now Rory! Check it out!

My Wonderful StampCollapse )

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[08 Nov 2005|10:00am]
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

So, I'm in Acrobat right now. It's not too bad. I get to create pdf files and put links on them and do forms. It could be worse, I guess.

I get to meet Elise today for lunch. I can't wait. I have't seen her in a long time. I think I'll have some kind of pot pie for lunch. Yum....

I think I'm a bit deaf in one of my ears today. It got plugged last night and I can't get it unplugged. I can hear a bit now, but it was hurting quite a bit last night.

I have to get my Christmas shopping done soon. I have most of my mom's present done and the fun gift for both me and Chris, but I still have to find something for Claudia for Chris. I think I found something, but I'm not sure. I want to get her a leather carrier bag for her living room, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. Chris hasn't seen the house yet, so I don't know how I'll get the whole situation to work. I could say that I described the house to him and he figured it out himself. I mean, if I say that the living room is red and chestnut brown, I think if he got a red bag, it would fit. I mean, those colors just go together naturally.

I also have a bump on the back of my left ear. I don't know what it is, but if it changes, I'll go and see the doctor.

Anyway, that's about it for now. I'll try to update more often, but I usually don't have much to say.

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Halloween horror.... literally... [31 Oct 2005|08:56am]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Happy Halloween!

I'm in a new class... QuarkXPress... fun. I remember this program more than any others, so this will be a boring week. At least I don't work on Friday and only on Saturday night and Sunday. I can live with that.

I start my new diet today. I'm starting out *so* well... coffee and a muffin. Oh well. I have a big, healthy lunch today and I don't think that I'll go hungry.

My family and I drew names for Christmas already. I got stuck with my mom. I know part of her present already and if there's a new Danielle Steel novel, I'll get her that too.

Anyway, I better go. The instructor is a real crabby bitch, so I'll get in trouble if I'm working on "stupid stuff". I can't wait until the end... help me!!!

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ankles are better... [27 Oct 2005|11:34am]
[ mood | blah ]

I am pleased to say that my ankles feel so much better. I'm not wearing my tensor today and I haven't hurt them either. I have it with me just in case, but I really want to go out on Saturday, so I figure I would test my ankles out.

I'm in illustrator right now and I'm bored. I just finished my final project and it's due tomorrow. It took me a hour from start to finish to layout a magazine article. That's with finding my pictures and article on the web. I think that's pretty good.

It was my grandma's birthday yesterday. My parents almost forgot.

I haven't decided yet if I want McDonald's or soup for lunch. It'll probably be too busy at McDonalds.

I really don't have anything else to say. I just thought I would update.

Back to learning....

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The worst week ever..... [24 Oct 2005|09:29am]
[ mood | sore ]

Last week was the worst week ever. It all started on Sunday when I made the toliet at work overflow. I think it was either Zoe or Michelle who plugged it up and didn't tell me about it. Monday, I was late for school because there was an emergency on the train ahead of mine and I had to walk 10 downtown city blocks to get to school. Fun....
Wednesday, I rolled the first ankle on my way home. The sidewalks are so bad downtown and I really hate walking around cracks, so it was bound to happen. Thursday, I rolled my second ankle at school walking out of the elevator. I found out today how I did this. The rug there is raised a bit and I don't think they did a good job placing it at a proper place. If you think it can't get worse than this, when I got home, I rolled the first ankle again because I forgot that it was hurt (it was feeling better) and at this point, I was immobolized. Not fun. Friday wasn't too bad except that I was bored out of my skull and I didn't go to work. Saturday, I had to stay home alone with my injuries because my parents decided that they still wanted to go to Banff.
I couldn't see Chris either because he had to go to Saskatchewan. He got back yesterday around 6:30, but still....

I'll stop complaining now. I just hope this week is better.

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Bad Monday... [17 Oct 2005|09:50am]
[ mood | sick ]

What a crappy morning! I had to walk 10 blocks to get to school just because the train got delayed. I really don't like this morning. I also feel sick again.... Zoe was joking and telling me that maybe I'm pregnant.... that would be weird.

Anyway, I'm actually learning about stuff today. I want to go home and play on the computer. This is so neat. Mom will have to reimburse me for buying the book myself.

I really don't have too much to say. I'll update you at lunch about my crappy weekend... it's a doozy.

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Birthday... [07 Oct 2005|02:49pm]
[ mood | crampy ]

It's Mike's birthday today! Happy Birthday to him.... he's getting old... j/k!

It's the last day of my photoshop class and I have about 1 hour to go. I really want to leave now. I still have to pick you my paycheck and then I can go out for dinner. (I think I just freaked out some people. I'm looking at the instructor and I'm typing this. lol)

I'm so hungry right now. I really need food. :-(

Anyway, I should probably go. I need to learn how to make an animation in ImageReady! Fun!

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tired.... [06 Oct 2005|08:54am]
[ mood | tired ]

So, it's the second last day of my second class.... it's starting to get a little more worthwhile to come to class. I'm learning some new stuff. The good thing about this class is that the instructor actually knows how to explain all the technical stuff so that I can understand it. He confused me on one thing, but it's all straightened out.

Anyway, I really don't have anything new to report. I missed the finale of So You Think You Can Dance last night, but I just looked up who won. Nick won... that's always good. He's a really good dancer.... lyrical jazz too!

I'll try to update later.

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[04 Oct 2005|08:51am]
[ mood | okay ]

Well, I'm in Photoshop now and I don't really want to be here. I'm learning so stuff, but I still know a lot of it. I'll be okay though. I don't have a final in this class and I also learned that I can sleep until 7:30 and get here at 15 to 9. That's with getting coffee from the corner store. This is great!

Anyway, I should go. I have to look over some notes and take some. Time to learn.

By the way, I ended up with a 96.7% in my last class. YAY!

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more school... [27 Sep 2005|12:39pm]
[ mood | sick ]

Well, today I'm surprised to tell you that I'm actually learning something new here. It's not much, but it's better than yesterday.

I really don't have anything new to say today. I'm just hanging out on my lunch break. I should do some more notes though since I'm behind in those. I didn't do as much as I should have and since Gilmore Girls is on tonight, I'll be losing an hour of studying.

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Back at school.... [26 Sep 2005|12:34pm]
[ mood | bored ]

I'm back! I'm at school now learning or actually, reviewing layout and design. I learned all this in Journalism and I haven't learned anything new yet. I better though, cause I'll be wasting my money otherwise.

I've got so much to do this week. I should do my assignment tonigth cause I can. We have to analyze a newsletter and make a list of all the mistakes in it. That should be easy.

I colored my hair again. I went to a spa and got light brown and strawberry blonde highlights done. It looks so good.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'll be posting more now that I have a computer to use... this keyboard is really weird... the spacebar is raised too much and I keep hitting it... that and my fingers don't feel like they're in the right place.

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back again.... [22 Jun 2005|10:29pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

It's amazing how someone grows and doesn't even know it. I've always had my not-so-quite ordinary life and everything goes so good or as good as I can make it, then suddenly, I realize that it's time that I make more of my life. I don't like change. I've said it may times before, but this is one of those stubborn changes that needs to be done.

I don't know about any of you, but it seems like I've been living my life too much like a kid. I don't have any ambition to do anything even though I have a plan in this little brain of mine. I know what I have to do to get there, yet I'm not doing anything to get the ball going.

I need to go back to school and get my education so that I can get a real job. I need to save up for my wedding or else I'll never get married. I need to lose weight (an ongoing battle). I need to come to an understanding with my mom about my life. I need to stop wasting my time with little hobbies that I just abondon. (I'm talking about the little projects that I take on and don't get done)

Just a little rant to get me thinking.... it's good to write in here again.... must do this more often!

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another quiz [14 May 2005|11:47am]


NICOLEHARTL
N is for Normal
I is for Ideal
C is for Caring
O is for Outrageous
L is for Logical
E is for Energetic
H is for Hilarious
A is for Animated
R is for Relaxed
T is for Thrilling
L is for Loud





I only have one thing to say to this... I am not normal!!!
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another quiz... [14 May 2005|11:24am]
Your dating personality profile:

Liberal - Politics matters to you, and you aren't afraid to share your left-leaning views. You would never be caught voting for a conservative candidate.
Sensual - You are not particularly shy when it comes to your sexuality. You know what you like and do not feel inhibited.
Adventurous - Just sitting around the house is not something that appeals to you. You love to be out trying new things and really experiencing life.
Your date match profile:

Practical - You are drawn to people who are sensible and smart. Flashy, materialistic people turn you off. You appreciate the simpler side of living.
Funny - You consider a good sense of humor a major necessity in a date. If his jokes make you laugh, he has won your heart.
Adventurous - You are looking for someone who is willing to try new things and experience life to its fullest. You need a companion who encourages you to take risks and do exciting things.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Liberal
2. Sensual
3. Adventurous
4. Shy
5. Romantic
6. Big-Hearted
7. Funny
8. Stylish
9. Intellectual
10. Wealthy/Ambitious
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Practical
2. Funny
3. Adventurous
4. Shy
5. Conservative
6. Wealthy/Ambitious
7. Sensual
8. Athletic
9. Romantic
10. Big-Hearted

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[07 Sep 2004|08:25pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

Well, tomorrow is D Day. I start counting my food tomorrow. Weight Watchers has changed a bit. There's two programs to choose from, which is good, at least I think so.

I really don't have anything new to say. Maybe I'll write in this a bit more often and keep track on how this is going for me.

I'm eating popcorn and drinking beer right now. This is nice!

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It's been awhile... [06 Sep 2004|08:51pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Well, it's been 4 months since I've wrote in this. There's a whole load of stuff that I have to tell you.

First off, and I know that most people, if not everyone who reads this knows, Chris and I are engaged. This happened sometime last month (I really don't remember exactly when only because it's been a blur). I really can't wait until we're married. It'll be happening in like 3 years from now only because we have to save up for it. We're paying for most of it. I hope everything turns out good. Chris and I still have to start planning everything, especially getting a budget done. I know that it'll all come together though.

The second biggest thing is that I'm thinking of switching my career again. Well, it's not really switching as it is going back to the first one. I'm thinking of using the design layout part of what I learned at SAIT and turning it into a desktop publishing career. One of the main reasons why I'm doing this is because with the money I'm getting at Superstore, it'll just be too hard to save up for the wedding and have enough to move out with Chris, when I eventually do.

That's another thing. I want to move in with Chris sometime soon. He has to find a place to live first, but since we're going to spend the rest of our lives together, I'm hoping it's soon.

Other than all that, I would say that my life is pretty much the same. I'm still working and hating every minute of it. I have to get out of that place before I really do become a lifer. I don't know, maybe this whole career change will do me good. I don't know what I'm going to do with psychology. I really don't want to give that up, but I suppose that I can always go back in the future and finish what I started, now that I know what I want to do in the field.

I think that's enough chattering for now. I don't know when the next time I'm going to be writing in this will be.

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The biggest update yet.... [04 May 2004|10:46am]
[ mood | busy ]

OMG! I've been so busy that I haven't been able to keep up with updating. I have a bit to say, so hopefully it won't be too long. :-)

As you all probably know, school is finished... finally. I got my marks back and they could have been better but that's life.

English: B-
Research: C+
Gender: C-

I guess I didn't study as much as I should have. I'm taking a year off from school so that should be a good rest. I haven't told my parents this yet, and I know I won't today. It sounds stupid, but my horoscope said not to today. I figure that I will tomorrow. :-)

I have a few projects that I want to do this summer. First, I want to read as many books as I can. I bought this little journal that I can keep track of them. I don't know, but I might give it to Heather after I'm finished. We still have to swap reading lists. LOL. I also want to update my music list. For all those who I've sent the email to, you know what I mean. There's a lot of CDs that I don't listen to anymore. I wanted to buy a MP3 player, but I don't know if I want to anymore. I just figure that I would make some new song lists and burn some CDs that I'll actually listen to completely instead of just picking songs to listen to.

I need to save up money so that I can move out with Amanda and Jen. I don't know when that'll be, but this time it should be better with 3 people taking care of bills and everything... a lot cheaper!

I need to lose weight. My doctor says that I need to. That'll be a big thing, but it can be done.

Besides all this, there's all the other events that I have to do... MS walk, Sharon's wedding in Wilkie (Chris really wants me to go), camping, BBQ at my house in July (look out for the invites!), and anything else that comes my way. I think the only thing that's saving me is that fact that I have the whole year to read and lose weight and look for music. Everything else is this summer. It seems a lot, but it'll work out... oh yea, and there's work. I'm going to be working so much. I have 35 hours this week alone. I've pushed back for a hour and a half so far (oops!), but that's okay because I got called into work yersterday and worked my whole shift. I was only supposed to be working 29 hours this week.

That's about it for now. This was longer than expected. Gotta go and get ready to go to the doctor's today... :-(

Talk to you all later!

P.S. First season of Gilmore Girls is out today!!! YAY!!!! *little happy dance*

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[25 Mar 2004|09:48pm]
[ mood | tired ]

I'm finally starting to go insane. That's actually happened already, but that's not the point. I have so much still due and if I thought that last week was bad, this week is even worse. I have two projects due next week, they need to be presented, and I have a test Wednesday night. Did I mention that I'm also presenting that night? I really don't like this, but after all that's done, I can focus on my essay and then my last project, and finals. Man, when I take a year off, I'm going to miss all this! :-P

Anyway, I just thought I would write in here, just to tell you all that I'm still alive. The party was good. I was happy the whole time... until the pictures started... I really don't want to get into it right now, but I finally saw Chris very pissed off... not good. I didn't like that....

I better get back to work... right, that's what I'm really doing. I did some already... I figure that I would relax tonight....

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not the plan... [17 Mar 2004|09:20pm]
[ mood | tired ]

So, you know how I was supposed to get my expose done last night so that I could work on my project today and tonight? Well, it didn't go so well. I ended up looking for more websites that I could use for a decent expose that wouldn't necessarily scream "I didn't read the book!" That, and I had this brilliant idea to find the actual state that the Simpson's Springfield is in. There was an hour wasted.

So, I sit here after my night class, working on my expose that I managed to get half done this afternoon, but would have gotten done if I hadn't gone ahead and attempted to rewrite the whole first part. I was supposed to only do the last two parts of the book since I wrote about the first part in class. I didn't do a good job in class, so I figured that I would write it over again. You know, kinda make it more convincing that I read the book when I didn't. Oh well... this whole thing is confusing even me. And this is my life!

Anyway, I better go. I want to get as much as I can done tonight so that I can work on the rest of it tomorrow morning and then I can do my project tomorrow night. I think that's what I'll do. Then it's whatever I need to do on Friday night... after that, party!!!

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School and such.... [15 Mar 2004|10:34pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Well, I'm chugging along in this wonderful life of ours. I have so much that needs to be done before the end of the school year. I think this year I got smarter.. I actually made a To Do list that I can do, and I'm starting it before the last week of school.. lol

I'm taking a break from notes right now. I have to get this chapter done because I have to devote tomorrow morning to getting Coles Notes from Chapters for Great Expectations. You see, I wouldn't have to worry about it, but I have to write an expose on the whole book for friday, and, well... I didn't read it all. I'm reading it right now and I think it's a good book, but I had so much other stuff that needed to get done, that I really didn't have time to start it when I should have.

I have to work on my project too. I get to present that on the 31st and I still need to write what I'm going to say and make the overheads up. That won't take long once I know what to write. If I get this expose done tomorrow before class, I might work on my project tomorrow night.

I swear that I'm going to explode from all this studying soon. I have to get as much as I can done for this weekend too. I'm going to a party at Chris's brother's house and I figure that I'll be okay if I get all this work done this week. It looks good so far.. I mean, it's only Monday night. Friday night will come all too quickly though, I just know it.

I guess that's all that's new with me. Work is still the same. I'm going. I'm getting money. I'll get better in the summer... when I'm actually making $10 an hour and working like 25 to 30 hours a week. I can't wait! Really.....

I should get back to work now, but you know I miss getting responses, so.... feel free to respond. It would feel good to know that someone out there is reading this and looks for my updates....

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