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End of Year Meme December 23, 2008

Filed under: meme,nostalgia — firespinner526 @ 12:58 am

Snagged as usual from Sassenach:

What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Ummm… I planned a short, but very spontaneous trip to Georgia and South Carolina and funded it all by myself.  Usually my trips are planned well in advance and paid for by the parents or gps.  Um, I also cooked last week.  I can bake, but I’m terrified of cooking meat and giving people food poisoning so I’ve never really cooked.

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year? I had a billion resolutions last year (well 10 actually).  Some were more successful than others, but in the end I’m probably just the same as last year.  This year the only resolution I am making is to save my money.

Did anyone close to you give birth? Um, my boss’s wife and a co-worker.

Did anyone close to you die? Yes, although I hadn’t seen her in about 12 years.

What countries did you visit? Only my own.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A boyfriend.  Maybe.  A better job.  Some money would be nice too.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Hmmm… good question.  November 21 (Twilight), Election Day, a particularly fun night in March, the day I got into Clemson

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting into Clemson, even if I didn’t end up going there.  It’s a great school and I really didn’t think I would get in.

What was your biggest failure? Not doing better in my classes.

Did you suffer illness or injury? Root canal just last week.  A nasty bout of the flu a couple of weeks ago.  I’m sure I’ve had bad colds and stuff before too.  I’m always sick.

What was the best thing you bought? No idea.  OH!  I GOT IT!  My tattoo!

Whose behavior merited celebration? My mom’s.  It’s been an awful year and she’s kept this family together pretty damn well despite all the stress.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Politics bullshit I guess.

Where did most of your money go? Bills: school loans and car stuff.

What did you get really, really, really excited about? Twilight.  Going back to school (although that fizzled quite a bit)

What song will always remind you of 2008? anything from the Twilight soundtrack, cause I am that lame

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
not gonna lie, I always get sad this time of year, so just as sad, if not a little sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? a teensy bit less
iii. richer or poorer? much poorer

What do you wish you’d done more of? gone to class, read, knit

What do you wish you’d done less of? stress, work

How will you be spending Christmas? With the fam

Did you fall in love? Pffft.

What was your favourite TV program? I got wicked into Doctor Who this year.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don’t think so, although it was a bad day at work so I could be mean and say my head teller, but I don’t really hate her.

What was the best book you read? Hmm, I’ve read a lot this year: Twilight, His Dark Materials, a couple of Austen novels I hadn’t read before.  Best would have to be Persuasion by Jane Austen

What was your greatest musical discovery? Ok, most of them are from the Twilight soundtrack or my Plurk penpal Jassy: Muse, The Lucksmiths, Los Campesinos, Stealing Jane, A Fine Frenzy, Iron & Wine

What did you want and get? To get into Clemson

What did you want and not get? To go to Clemson

What was your favorite film of this year? Do I really need to say it?!  Twilight, obviously.  Although, there were plenty of good ones out this year: Dark Knight, Iron Man, Mamma Mia, etc

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 22 and I went out with Ashley and Christine to Acapulco’s for margaritas and beer!

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably satisfying? For my dad to have found a job and we didn’t have to worry about how the mortgage would get paid this month.  A boyfriend would have helped a bit too.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? running with Sassenach’s “comfortable”

What kept you sane? knitting and reading mystery novels or vampire books or vampire mysteries

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? hehe… RPattz, no question.  David Tennant too.

What political issue stirred you the most? Obama winning the election

Who did you miss? Rachel from RWU who I only got to see a couple of times this year.  My family in Georgia and Florida.  And Ashley.

Who was the best new person you met? At the moment, my brother’s girlfriend.  I don’t know if she’s the best of the whole year, but she’s pretty cool.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008: errr… don’t take Psych classes if you’re in a particularly low mood.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: How about I come back to this one, eh?

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memememe December 10, 2008

Filed under: meme — firespinner526 @ 12:14 am

I love these things… especially when I’m procrastinating from my homework… hehe thanks Sassenach

Things I’ve Done (In Bold)

1. Started my own blog – seems pretty obvious
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band – we lasted maybe a week.  I was the singer and we did a cover of the ska cover of The Foundations’ Build Me Up Buttercup
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower – every chance I get
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world – more times than I can remember, I lived four hours awy
8. Climbed a mountain – not a big one though, more like a big hill
9.  Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo – and messed up a solo many times
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch – I taught myself to knit from a book
15. Adopted a child – unless we’re counting animals, then many
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight – none that I can remember
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (I think I have?)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (on a rock wall)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades (I lived there lol)
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant
I was writing detail-y stuff about them, but them I remembered that I have a three page paper due tomorrow…  The semester is almost over so hopefully I’ll be posting more soon.

 

Meme-just warning you, I’m a bit sulky July 30, 2008

Filed under: lists,melodrama,meme — firespinner526 @ 10:32 pm
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Totally snagged from Sassenach.

Ten Things I Wish I Could Say to Ten Different People Right Now:

1. “I quit.” to my boss
2. “I want to move out.” to my parents
3. “Would you like to go get a coffee with me sometime?” to my work-crushes
4. “You’re a spoiled rotten brat sometimes.” to my brother
5. “I know I seem ungrateful sometimes, but I love you.” also to my parents, but on a different day.
6. “Bite me, I’m yours!” to Edward Cullen, fictional characters count right?
7. “Work really sucks without you.” to my best friend
8. “I’m sorry I was such a bad student, that wasn’t me, that was just a really bad time.” to my RWU profs
9. “I might seem like a slacker, but I just need to be motivated. This time I promise to try harder.” to my future FSC profs
10. “I wish you could understand why I am the way I am.” to almost everyone.

Nine Things About Myself:

1. I become obsessive when I get into something, just take a look at the list.
2. I’ve been practicing meditation everyday for about a week now.
3. I love yoga.
4. I meditated in Savasana (corpse pose) last night and fell asleep, which means I’m not sleeping enough.
5. I am overly shy and often come off as stuffy or even bitchy cause I can’t talk to people.
6. I am very cynical. So much so that it is affecting my career.
7. I’m trying to write a novel.
8. I very recently determined that I am pagan.
9. I hate to shower. Obviously, I do it, but it feels like a waste of time sometimes.

Eight Ways To Win My Heart:

1. Buy me yarn.
2. Take me out to eat.
3. Discuss a book with me.
4. Buy me flowers.
5. Have goals.
6. Take a yoga class with me.
7. Go hiking with me.
8. Let me be myself.

Seven Things That Cross My Mind a Lot:

1. Am I going to be paying for school forever?
2. Am I ever going to move out of my parents’ house?
3. Are my parents ok?
4. I need a social life.
5. Am I ever going to finish this project?
6. How can I be a nicer person?
7. Can I go back to sleep? Please?

Six Things I Do Before I Fall Asleep:

1. Turn off the computer and any other electronics in my room.
2. Check that all the doors are shut.
3. Get everything organized and ready for the next day.
4. Set the alarm.
5. Meditate.
6. Read.

Five People Who Mean a Lot:

1. Mom
2. Dad
3. Charles
4. My friends
5. My pets

Four Things You’re Wearing Right Now:

1. Underwear
2. A pink tank
3. Jeans
4. Um, jewelry?

Three Songs That You Listen to Often (Currently):

1. Does the Batman Theme Song count?
2. Elton John – Benny and the Jets, I can’t get it out of my head!! And every time I think of it, I wanna sing and dance on a bar like in 27 dresses
3. any ABBA cause I saw Mamma Mia!

Two Things You Want to Do Before You Die:

1. Write a novel.
2. Travel all over the world.

One Confession:

I push people away because its easier than being nice and there’s less risk of getting hurt, but now I regret having a reputation for being bitter, angry and antisocial. I wish people could recognize me for the nice person I can be instead of constantly thinking about what a bitch I am. And lately, I’ve been trying so hard to do exactly that, show them that I can be a good person and then I have one bad moment, not even day, and I see the eyes roll and the murmers: “Watch out, Jamie’s in another one of her moods.” And then the cynical jerk in me asks “Why even bother?”

 

in desperate need of updating July 26, 2008

Filed under: lists — firespinner526 @ 4:54 pm

Hey all. A lot’s been happening. I am in desperate need of updating, but its gorgeous out and I just finished cleaning my room (halfway at least) so I want to go sit outside and read or knit. Can’t decide quite which. Here’s a bit of a preview of what I need to discuss:

  • My new spiritual journey – Ok, that sounded totally lame, but its true. I’m on a new path.
  • I’ve been spinning a lot and have some pictures.
  • Lappy is home and working again which means I can’t actually upload those pictures.
  • I am now a FarmGirl Plurkette.
  • Holy Yoga, Batman.
  • Holy Batman, Batman. Ok, not really going to talk about it, but I did see it and it was awesome.
  • EEEEEEK! Breaking Dawn comes out next week!!!

Wow, I really thought there was more, but I guess thats it. See ya later.

 

what have we done wrong? June 12, 2008

Filed under: lists — firespinner526 @ 11:00 pm

I’m sorry to bitch and moan, but thats exactly what I’m going to do right now…

  • My dad lost his job.
  • My mom hates hers.
  • Just to make it all even, I hate mine too.
  • The Jeep’s still undriveable.
  • The Santa Fe is making loud angry noises.
  • I have less than a hundred dollars in my account.
  • My brother and his girlfriend are fighting.  That wouldn’t generally seem so bad if you didn’t know that when his last girlfriend broke up with him, he became suicidal.

So, I ask, in all seriousness, what the fuck have we done to deserve this?  We are not selfish, bad people.  We’re just trying to make it.  And yes, we are, we’re barely making ends meet, but making it nevertheless.  I know there are people worse off than us.  But still, it would be nice to not have to worry about how we are going to pay all the bills this month for once.

 

car-HATE! May 29, 2008

Filed under: lists,rambling — firespinner526 @ 10:22 pm

Seriously, why do all cars hate me?  I love cars.  In fact, I am a little bit of a car-fanatic.  I go to car shows, I read car reviews on the net, dammit, I can appreciate a good looking car (or even an ugly one if it has a good engine inside).  I like to work on cars, granted I’m usually just holding the flashlight for my dad but still! it’s something I like and it’s a rare thing that my dad and I enjoy doing together.  So, why the hell does every car I drive decide to fight with me. Let’s reflect:

  • Camellia, the chameleon.  Cammy for short.  My ’94 Dodge Intrepid.  At first, I didn’t like her, but I never look a free first car horse in the mouth and eventually she grew on me.  Then she decided to die on the highway on my way to work on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • La Prima Ballerina.  My ’92 Saab 90.  I looooved this car.  It was soooo cool.  It was older, but that’s ok.  I learned how to solder when  dad and I installed my cd player.  The hood popped to the front, so it looked pretty cool.  Also died on the highway on my way home from RWU.  She sat in the driveway for months while we tried to bring her back to life.
  • Tessie, the Jeep.  My ’95 Jeep Wrangler.  Love of my life.  I learned how to drive standard for her.  And she has made me cry more than any boy I ever dated.  She’s broken my heart more times than I can count.  Hell, since the beginning of this year alone I’ve spent $600 on a new starter and new exhaust.  Before that, she’s had other issues, like tires, batteries, spark plugs, oh and transmission.  Ugh, that was an expensive one.  Currently, she’s on a jack awaiting having her brakes replaced.  It’s proving to be very difficult because of all the rust.
  • Sammy, my parents’ Santa Fe.  Tonight, she got a screw in her tire.  So, dad was trying to plug it, but it wouldn’t work.  So, then we had to put the spare on.  Geez that was a lot of work!  At one point, the car fell off the jack.  Holy hell, that was scary.  That’s one of my biggest fears: the car rolling off the jack and pinning me underneath.  Fortunately we weren’t under it, but still…

Well, see… see why I get upset?!

 

Twilight+Meme=Goodness! May 19, 2008

Filed under: meme,twilight — firespinner526 @ 10:57 am

I have no idea where I snagged this from, but its been a saved draft for a while, so I thought I’d share even though it is totally obsessive fan-girly stuff: A Twilight Meme: (more…)