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01 August 2013 @ 09:24 am
Well I'm being forced awake right now on only a few hours of sleep, so I suppose I'll update this to pass some time lol.

The sublease worked out nicely and cost less than my previous place.  Roommates have moved out of that place, so I'll be getting my security deposit back soon (hopefully).  I've moved out of my sublease and am currently in between houses.  I can't move into my new apartment with Nathan until the 15th, so I've been staying with my grandmother.  It's not as bad as I was envisioning it to be.  I thought it'd be like living with my parents again, but they leave me be.  I'm thinking of making them a gift basket as a thank you for letting me crash here for 3ish weeks.

Since my last post, I have done three weeks of training and am now hired as a school bus driver for First Student.  What a weird and random job, right?  But the pay is pretty decent, and Nathan and I were stressing about how we'd be able to pay for our apartment costs.  Now that I have this job, and Nathan might be getting a new job, we're both set and know we'll be comfortable.  I'll have enough money to be able to pay for cable, and I'm SO excited lol.  We didn't have cable at my sublease. D:  It was a nice break from it, but it's just been a luxury that I've always had, so going without it for two months was kinda hard lol.

Also since my last post, I've spent more time with Nathan's family and have grown to tolerate them.  When his dad drinks, it's night and day with his personality.  While he's at home relaxing after work, he's like my dad-- logical, contemplative, calm, and likes to discuss things.  When he's drinking... he's loud, swears a LOT, and is just plain overly extroverted.  I've yet to become used to that.  My dad has never been like that, nor has any of my family really.  It's just a change in how Nathan and I were raised, I suppose.

Since I've got this well-paying job now, I've been seeing dollar signs.  Not in terms of buying materialistic things, but in terms of buying a house.  I've just got this vision of a nice house out in the country in my head and it's staying put lol.  I don't think I could afford what I'm looking for on my current salary alone, but if Nathan and I plan to stay together a while, we can combine our salaries and buy a pretty decent house.  If not in the country, then at least in a quiet neighborhood.  Like I would live in a retirement community if they let me LOL.

It's been 9 months since Nathan and I have started dating.  We have been planning to move in together since April-ish, so all this time to prepare and get ready/used to the idea of living together has been helpful for the both of us.  We'll still have separate bedrooms because I'm a terrible sleeping partner, but I think it'll work out just fine.  We both like quiet, tidy houses.  My houses have never been quiet and his house has never been tidy.

Because of starting this new job, I had to cancel my trip to see my family.  They've just moved back onto the "mainland" (that's what you call the U.S. when you live in Hawaii) and wanted me to come visit.  I haven't seen my family in over a year, but is it weird that I'm okay with that?  Idk maybe I'm just fiercely independent, or maybe I'm just tired of my mother's controlling ways.  And I hate traveling in general.  Anyway, the week I had scheduled the trip for has ended up being the week of preparation for the school year at my job.  We pick up our routes, have meetings, talk with the schools, etc.  My mom is pretty sad that I'm not coming to visit, but she understands.  I'm going to try to make it up to her.  Maybe send her some flowers on the day I would've arrived for my trip.  Idk.

Well I can't think of anything else worth mentioning really.  Just that my life seems to be going surprisingly well right now lol.
15 May 2013 @ 01:32 am
I'm set with a room for the summer and I found someone today to sublease my room.  All is well and less stressful as of right now.  80% of my stuff is packed in boxes and I've got a truck rental ready for pickup on May 23, which is my moving date.  Insanely excited.

I went to the Lake yesterday with Nathan's family.  I thought I poured on the charm pretty well, but it was exhausting.  We went out on a boat on the lake without sunscreen for 4hrs.  I've got an awkward sunburn going on... like one half of my body is redder than the other because of how I was sitting.  And everyone was drinking except me, which is never fun.  His dad and two brothers are insanely vulgar and eccentric.  At one point, one of his brother's sat on the edge of the deck and started peeing!  And his dad dropped every curse word imaginable.  I was uncomfortable, to say the least.  And he asked me question after question for the whole 6hrs I was there.  I'm just glad it's over, and glad I didn't shut down from so much excessive activity.

Also, crazy thing that's gone on the past two months.  I'd been taking a probiotic for vaginal health the last two months (I've got chronic bv).  It worked wonders downstairs, but my face broke out horribly!  I didn't think there was any way it could be related, but I found that a very smaaaall percentage of people that take probiotic have acne as a side effect.  I've never had bad acne in my life, but I was getting cystic pimple after cystic pimple and it was unsightly!  I stopped taking them a few days ago and my skin looks 95% better already.  I'd rather have slightly unhealthy plumbing than a pimply face lol.
11 May 2013 @ 09:34 am
A lot of stress has ensued in the last few days.

Nathan and I were pretty set on moving into this one apartment complex.  We had to wait until a tour was set up to see it.  When we finally made it over to take a look at the apartment, we were both completely disappointed.  So that started the whole process over again, my third time starting over since January.

We toured four apartments total in one day and finally agreed on one.  I've turned in the deposit and have an apartment reserved for now.  The move-in date is August 15, and my current lease ends July 31.  I was hoping to move in sooner than that so I wouldn't have to store my stuff, but I'm just happy I'll be moving out.

Fast forward to last night.  I was trying to go to sleep and one of my roommates came down to start the dryer at 2am.  The dryer is RIGHT next to my room.  I tolerated the banging and clanging for about ten minutes before I went to turn it off.  And then I have the circuit breakers for the house in my closet (odd place for it if you ask me), and I shut off the ones for the washer/dryer.  I knew she'd try to come down in the early morning to turn it back on.  Unfortunately I was already awake, so I went ahead and turned them back on before she knew they were off.

So now I'm awake against my will, listening to the banging of the dryer and shaking of the washer.  I realized that I am absolutely sick and tired of living in this house with these roommates.  They're both really nice, but I am just done with having roommates, especially random ones I've never met before.

I happened to find a person looking for a subleaser for his room to move in June 2.  It looks pretty solid.  I think he said the other roommates would be gone, which would be great.  I'll be going on Wednesday to check the place out.  I've also listed my room up on Craigslist for sublease.  It's really an awesome deal and setup I have, so I can't imagine not being able to find someone.

Hopefully this will all be figured out before my summer classes start.  I can only take so much stress at one time lol.
09 May 2013 @ 12:40 am
Okay, well.  Sigh.

Nathan's crazy roommate texted me to come over to talk about the kittens.  It ended up being "Um I don't mind you vaccinating them, but can you not do it until they're 8 weeks old... and not take them back to your neighborhood... and just leave them outside... thanks."

So I gave up.  I'm chalking it up to a loss and moving on.  She's going to move the kittens to her backyard and take care of them herself.  It's not worth it to me to just get these kittens vaccinated if they aren't even in my neighborhood.  Waste of time and money.

I'm pissed and upset, but oh well.
08 May 2013 @ 03:44 pm
Tumblr is judgmental, so I'm gonna rant here.


These are kittens that were born in Nathan's neighborhood to a stray.  They are housed in one of their neighbor's backyards.  I wanted to help, so I left a huge package of canned wet food for the mama by the guy's mailbox, along with my contact information.  He called me and said he'd love it if I were to come pick up the kittens to find them homes and get the mother spayed.  I gave him the date that I would come pick them up and he thanked me.

Fast forward to Nathan's crazy roommate finding out my plan.  She said she wanted the black and white kitten.  I said sure, I'll make sure it's available, I'll get it vaccinated along with the others, text me whenever you want updates, etc.  She gets MAD at me for stealing "her" kittens.

Let me just bullet point all of the things wrong with this.

  • They are not HER kittens, or even her mother cat.  She would leave dirty water out for her to drink, but no food.

  • I have been in contact with the owner of the backyard the kittens are in, and HE supports my help.

  • I have actually worked at a local vet hospital and am good friends of the veterinarians there.

  • Her landlord hasn't even said that she can HAVE one of the kittens yet.  Plus, she's already got fish that she left to die in a tank, a hedgehog, and two sugar gliders she's got locked away in one of the bedrooms that she's trying to sell on Craigslist.

She wants the kittens and mama to stay in the backyard for a few more weeks, just so she can see them.  I've told her multiple times that they all need to come with me for very good reasons.

The kittens need to stay with mom until at least 8 weeks.
The kittens are almost 5 weeks old.  The mama can get pregnant again right now, if she hasn't already.
The kittens need vaccinations at 6 weeks to be adopted out to good homes.  She doesn't want to take them to get vaccinations.
At 8 weeks, I'm getting the mama cat spayed so this doesn't happen again.  That's really the main reason I'm doing this.  She doesn't want to get her fixed, or any of the kittens.

I was initially offended that she was mad at me.  Other than taking the kittens away from their original neighborhood, I'm not in the wrong at all.  If she wanted to get them all vaccinated and fixed, I would gladly back off.  But she's not.  And she doesn't even have the green light from her landlord to have one kitten, let alone five and a mother.  I realized that I honestly don't care if she's mad at me now.  Nathan doesn't care if she's mad at him either, and he'll be moving out in July with me anyway.  So whatever.

-breathes- lol.

I'll probably have more pictures and videos once I get the kittens here.

In other news, I have the apartment tour with Nathan tomorrow.  I am so incredibly excited.  We also have dinner with my grandmother tomorrow night.  Nathan and I have been dating for 6 months and no one in my family has met him yet, so I offered my grandmother to meet him.  She's excited. :)
28 April 2013 @ 03:14 pm
So DayGlow was pretty amazing.  There's no real way of describing what goes on other than: rave, mosh pit, and paint.  I found out that I can hold my own in a mosh pit lol.  It was cold and rainy, and the rave was on a pile of mud, so paint wasn't the only thing I had to scrub off once I got home.  My knees are sore as fuck from dancing and making sure I didn't topple over when people decided to divebomb their way through the crowd.

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I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
19 April 2013 @ 11:37 pm
I accomplished quite a bit today.  I completed three final projects for my computer essentials class.  I got an A on the Word and PowerPoint projects and a B on the Excel project (which is amazing cuz I completely suck at Excel lol).  Then I made and decorated cupcakes for about 3hrs.  Homemade chocolate and vanilla with homemade chocolate and vanilla piped frosting.  They turned out surprisingly well.  I actually made them for a party I'm going to tomorrow night.  Nathan begs me all the time to go to parties and I've only been to two so far.  But he and his friends party every weekend and I just don't have that kind of steam.  I hope cupcakes are good for munchies lol.

I also finished my outfit for DayGlow next Saturday.  I've been planning for this night so seriously, you'd think it was my wedding night lol.  I can't wait!

Classes are almost over and I might be getting interviewed for a full-time job in a city 30min away from where I live.  I'll probably hear back from them in a week or so.  Nathan will also be moving in to my new apartment with me.  We'll have separate rooms though, so that's good.  And he's looking forward to having a cat around to bother lol.
Getting excited for warmer weather, too!
05 April 2013 @ 11:16 pm
I'm going to DayGlow on April 27th.

Excited is not even close to how I feel about this.
29 March 2013 @ 01:20 am
So I've kinda gone in the opposite direction regarding exercise/dieting...

30 Day Shred was more like a 5 day shred.  But in my defense, I injured my knees by pushing too hard during the workouts.  Most of the exercises involve the knees, so I had to stop.

Dieting turned into eating every single thing in sight.  Kind of like eating forbidden fruit.  I didn't want to eat sweets during my diet, so all of a sudden, I NEEDED SWEETS.  I ended up buying some new jeans a size up, which helped a lot.  I've been the same size since middle school, so I guess I'm just ~maturing~.
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