Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Searching for apartments is a craps shoot. I have been looking by dedicated websites and have some prospects. Looking on the map by searching "apartments" and the city name is the worst. Half the time I end up on the homepage for a retirement home.

I realized last night that I don't have any furniture. None. I'm going to need a bed, a couch, maybe a tv. Definitely will need a small desk. Might try and get a coffee table. There's one I've had my eye on at a second hand shop. It's way high priced. It hadn't moved for over a year. Might go see if it's still available and make an offer. The least they can say is "no" if the offer is too low for them. It's worth a shot, right?

Pray for me as I search.

Also pray for me tomorrow and through this next week/couple of weeks. Going on the phones live. With a mentor for this week and part of next, but then going on them by myself. Praying for confidence and grace!

Oh, and I just found out today that one of the women who used to go to the same church I went to when I was growing up is actually in our offices as a phone operator! Finding connections all over the place it seems!

For now I am going to bed. Or at least soon I will be. Especially since I'm kind of nervous about tomorrow!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Review blog and Etsy


Updated my review blog. Posting all my old reviews. Then I may see if I can get back into doing reviews.

Also, I've been working on making iPod/iPhone/gadget cases from felt with all sorts of geeky designs. I am going to put them up on Etsy when I get a few made up, like 5 or so designs, just to start out. I made a prototype design, of the Serenity logo from the movie Serenity (for all you non-geeks it's a movie based off the sci-fi space western series Firefly). Also making a case that looks like bacon. And one of the TARDIS (the British Police Box time machine from the long-running British series Dr. Who. (In all honesty I've never actually seen a full episode of Dr. Who but it is quite popular in the geek realm.) I will probably be making more Domo inspired cases, as well as the Creeper from the popular game Minecraft. Thanks to Thinkgeek's New Items for always keeping me up to date with all the newest popular items in geek culture. I usually watch what goes up on there because I find it quite intriguing.

Also, I'm helping the neighbor at her flea market on the weekends.

That's pretty much what's going on.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Job, Sushi, Dreams

Update on the job front. I was told of a job at Mead Johnson by a friend from church who works there. I sent in my resume. I went in for the interview. I was the second person in line for the job. The first person in line for it passed on it for whatever reason. I don't think that is a coincidence. I've felt God moving through this process with this interview and everything. I got the call Friday afternoon offering me the position. I obviously accepted. It is a temp job, about two months I believe. I may be starting next Monday. I'm not sure quite yet. I went over for the background check and drug screening today. They said they might have me back Friday for a session and then Monday for orientation. The position is doing office work, a lot of troubleshooting a program and digging around in it to find what needs to be found, and calling companies verifying data, etc. I am very excited to finally have a job! God may use this to open more doors for me!

The church I am going to, NPCC, is starting a singles ministry. So some of the singles are going to be getting together on Saturday evening to eat, have a Bible study, and watch a movie. I have the sushi rice, seaweed wraps, and bamboo roller to make sushi, so we will be getting things for filling for it that day. I am excited to make sushi again! And *eat* it! :P At least it won't be near as hot as the last time I made sushi, in the middle of the heatwave last summer.

I've been looking at various Flickr streams lately. And have been dreaming about a DSLR camera. Can't get one yet. But I can dream, can't I?! I always look for places where I'd like to take pictures. I have an app on my iPod for photography. A few apps actually. I like using the filters that make the pictures look aged, like an old slide, or early film, or Polaroid, etc. And those are all great for the 2.1 MP quality of the iPod. I dream of taking pictures in high quality, like more than 12 MP, more like mid teens on the pixels. I know some point & shoot cameras are at least 12 MP, which is a far cry from the 5 MP one I have. But I always want to manipulate the depth of field (DOF), the focus, manually, and get the sharpness where I want it, and get better quality images that aren't as pixelated when zoomed in on. Also being able to set shutter speed since I have a fascination with nighttime photography. That's just something I want to do someday. Of course I also dream of the day Polaroid re-establishes it's 600 film...

2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Not a question of IF but WHEN

That's what the owner of the computer shop said to me today when I finally met him in person. It's not a question of if they will hire me, but when. Excited for this opportunity. Again, praying for something for the time being. And wanting to continue to learn more before I start at the repair shop, because I'm currently a little rusty with everything since it's been a couple years since I've been in practice of computer repairs every day. Might also see if I can borrow some books from my brother. I think he's got a few techy books. If he can find them since they moved recently. That's it for now. Just that update.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Wishing that the promise of a job at a computer repair store was only a week away instead of months, when the new store is scheduled to open.

I'm glad someone liked my resume and my Dad's description of how I work on computers (fairly slow but determined to solve the problem, not sell some "quick fix" that will break sooner rather than later). It sounds like a really cool job.

I just need something in the meantime.

I found a bunch of my old text books I can try to sell.

I've thought about posting a sign in the post office for people to call for computer help. Or maybe trying to put together a class on computers for the older folks in the area, or those that generally don't know anything about computers. Not sure how I would pull that off. I don't know of any place locally that has a computer lab similar to what was at college. That would be an ideal setting for a class, because it would be uniform and people could go through step by step. I don't know how I would organize the information either. I mean where does one start? Maybe the "On" button? Lol. Probably, I suppose.

In other news, I've been trying to keep a regular workout schedule. Lost a couple of pounds since starting to work out more often. Need to go at it hard though. Stairs are getting easier, as my knees have been horrid. Not that they haven't always been, just more so in the last few years. I just wish I had a bike. An exercise bike or a Beach Cruiser (old fashioned). That's something I have always loved doing, biking. I haven't been on a proper bike for years. Yeah, I had a mountain bike the last year of college. But I have a strong dislike for mountain bikes or racing/road bikes. I like the Beach Cruiser. It has two speeds: Stop and Go. The coaster breaks are easy to use and don't tend to send the rider flying over the handlebars. The handlebars are at a comfortable angle, not worried about speed or aerodynamics. The seat doesn't give you a wedgie. The fenders make it rideable in the rain. Sadly my old one was accidentally sold at a yard sale my brother had after he borrowed it since I was away at college. Oh well.

I'm a bit stressed right now.

I had some fun editing a picture this afternoon.

I have started watching Firefly. It's a good show. How I went so long without watching it I don't know. I now understand the handful of Firefly shirts and various items on ThinkGeek's website. I will soon be needing to track down someone with a copy of the movie Serenity to borrow and watch.

I am addicted to the app Instagram. I've made a photo album on Facebook to showcase the results of my addiction.

I recently found (in the middle of sorting a box I'd packed long ago) a little jar full of rice and a single walnut, that is now sitting on my desk. :) It's a good reminder.


I won a case of cookies from a contest by @BevNerd.

I got a birthday postcard from Dunkin Donuts for a free medium coffee. Now to get there and get my coffee. Maybe an Iced Mocha. I haven't had one of those in ages.

I recently acquired a guitar. It's a Yamaha. It's electric. I don't have a cord or an amp. It's sitting out of tune in a corner for the moment. I've been trying to learn chords for it. Most people who know me know I'm not very musically inclined. It's something I like, but usually leave up to the professionals. I need to keep my fingernails very short in order to get my fingertips to touch the strings like they should. Working on finger flexibility too. Although my left hand is much more flexible than my right, and I even sign right handed. I can't make a W/6 with my right hand as well as my left though. I blame that on a papercut I got on my left hand when I grabbed a cardboard box wrong when prepping to move back when I was 14. I cut my pinky finger on my left hand and had a bandaid on it, and in order to keep the bandaid in place at night, I would lay my hand down with my pinky finger bent under. This became a habit when I slept, and has caused that finger to be more flexible than its counterpart on my right hand.

Speaking of fingernails, I know it's time to trim them when I can't functionally use my iPod.

I started listening to music earlier to hear a specific track. I completely missed that song and just now noticed I am about 4 songs past it.

I think it's time I go to bed.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I've written and rewritten a post about four times already. I just can't find the right words to express what I want to express. So I will sum it up like this: I dislike society and all of its stupidity. Not society as a people, but society as the set of rules "they" want you to live by. I hate it. It is frustrating. And I hate being told I have to fit into someone's cookie cutter ideologies in order to get anywhere. What I would like to tell the whole corporate world - relax. And take some fashion advice from Steve Jobs, and let the women dress like that too. 

*This blog post is a result of some people basically telling me I have failed at my past job interviews by dressing in dress slacks, pretty shoes with a slight heel, a nice blouse, and no make-up. Apparently I am supposed to jump through hoops of fire while wearing professionally done make-up, high heeled shoes with pantyhose and a skirt with a fitted blouse. I hate it because I don't look good in any of it. Frankly I don't look good in anything right now because of my weight. I hate it and am working on losing weight. But right now is right now. I can't change in five minutes. I hate the clown show one has to go through to get anywhere in the corporate world. 

That's my two cents.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Random Blog # ????

Do you ever just get so tired some days that you can feel your heart beat and your eyes are grainy and just want to close even though it is well before you usually go to bed?

Yeah, I'm there right now. Not really exhausted or anything. I only walked a little bit around Wal-Mart with a friend whose house I'm watching for her while she is gone on vacation. It's amazing how even the shortest trip around Wal-Mart can wear a person of any age out. We then went over to her house to go over some things I'd need to know for the week. Also hung out with her teenage son as he tried to teach me a little of how to play Call of Duty (CoD). Such a fun game. Even if I do get killed constantly because I have no idea how to use the controller properly.

Yes, I am a gamer; at least I'd like to think so. A PC gamer mostly. And not even the newest games on PC. I still think of myself as a gamer. I tend towards the retro games, since that is what I actually have. A handful of retro console games. I have the old N64 and about three games on that. The PS1 is not my favorite, unless I am playing Metal Gear Solid. Borrowed that from my brother one time. I like the FPS (First Person Shooter) games on the N64. My first real experience with FPS games was Chex Quest on the PC back in 96. It is modeled after DOOM, one of the original FPS games.

Enough about gaming for now.

I had a dream this morning that I was given a DSLR camera by someone, I don't know who. I went around to places with people and started taking pictures. That was kind of odd because I would really like to do landscape pictures or take pictures of old buildings and industrial sites. But I guess you have to take pictures of people if you are going to waltz around with a DSLR around your neck. I think in the dream I was just excited to have a DSLR and was just wanting to take photos of anything. It kept adjusting the focus and seeing what all it could do and everything. And I was thinking I knew it was only a dream and I didn't want to wake up from the dream. So even after I was mostly awake I still laid there with my eyes closed trying to keep the dream going, and see what I would take a picture of next. Then I woke up all the way, slightly frustrated it was only a dream.

The rest of today consisted of getting ready to go meet my friend in town. Also read some new blogs on blogging, and just a few blogs in general. I feel too wordy and random to have a blog with a lot of readers. Although this blog does get a lot of views. Mostly on the page where I shared a Domo picture from a person on Flickr. Lots of views from Malaysia and the Philippines. I guess people over there enjoy "cute domo" pictures.

I think it is about time for me to go to bed. I keep getting super tired earlier than I normally end up going to bed. Earlier this week I was laying in bed trying to get my iPod connected and cancel the sync so I could put some music on and sleep. Well my eyelids were already heavy as lead by that point, and I was scrolling through Twitter while laying down, waiting on the sync to cancel. I let my eyes close and almost fell asleep. I was in that half-awake-half-asleep stage where I have really weird dreams/whatever those are called at that point. Really weird stuff anyway. I was anxious as I woke back up momentarily enough to set my iPod down on top of the old computer beside my bed that doubles as a nightstand. I don't think I've been that tired in a while. I don't even know why I was so tired. I usually end up staying awake past 2am. This was right at 2am and I was out like a light, fairly literally.

Maybe tonight my bed won't be occupied by a relatively small feline. Lately Missy has taken to sleeping on my turned down blankets, and leaving me little room to lay down.

Anyway, it is time for me to go sleep. Maybe I will have some more strange dreams to blog about.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What to blog about?

Hmm... what to blog about?

Energy Drink Blog? Nah. It's going well. I'm sure you wanted to hear that. The only people who support that blog are other reviewers and the companies getting reviewed. Not once has anyone I know personally said to me in person, "Hey what you're doing is pretty cool, you're writing and doing something you enjoy, while also being informative for people," or anything else encouraging. Mostly because everyone "knows" energy drinks are so bad for you. Well, so are a lot of other things.

Exercise? Nope. I hate when people see me exercise, so I do it quietly, where no one will see me. I feel like I'm being judged if anyone sees me exercising. I am trying to do more exercising, obviously (or not so obviously i don't know). I am trying to drink more water than I used to, especially since being sick in December. That whole thing being sick made me want to try to be healthier in general.

Art/drawings? No. When I post pictures I never get comments on them. Although today I finally did, by a friend I have known, only online, since I was about 13 or 14. She commented on my drawing.

I draw random cartoon-ish things, if I see something funny, at least if I think it's funny or meaningful in some regard, and I get an idea of something to draw.

But then there's the single line drawings that I do. I've drawn like this for a long time, always something really small in the top corner of my notepaper while waiting for a class to start or something. I start in one corner drawing a line in random directions and patterns and I come out with a strange looking design that looks kind of like a maze but isn't. Below is a recent example of one of my full page drawings. It cropped a little because the scanner wasn't big enough to fit the whole paper but you get the idea.

Anyway, I was at church the other night and they had supper there, which I had already eaten at the house before going. So I got a drink and I was sitting there with my styrofoam cup and started drawing on it. I was just going to write my name on it (in case I set it down and walked away, don't wanna do that with Mountain Dew!), but instead started to draw in the above style, randomly. A couple people saw it, and asked if I was bored. I still had my styrofoam cup with me when I went in to the youth classroom. A couple of the teens saw it and asked if I could draw a cross for the album cover for their garage band. They thought it was pretty neat. I thought it was interesting how the two groups responded.

Anything else? No. I'm not one of the Newsies. I have failed at carpe diem.

And this is all why I didn't want to blog the other day. Too many stupid negative things.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Well, I was going to write a blog post but then I figured against it. So this is all you get.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Random blog is random

It was pointed out to me recently that I've not posted anything in a while. I haven't really had much on my mind to post.

Life is still... the same.

I've found a new hobby. Sewing gadget cases out of felt. I posted a few pics on my Facebook in a album titled "Crafty Stuff". Although I have been slacking off on it since I got sick last week.

Yeah, the week of Christmas I started coughing on Tuesday night. That led into a fever on Wednesday. Still felt cruddy on Friday when we had our Christmas thing at our house. My sister and my mom went to my other sisters house on Saturday. Dad and I both stayed home, both sick. I stayed home from church on Sunday. Also didn't try to go on Wednesday, which was good because I found out they didn't meet that night. So many people from church had been sick last week.

I actually went to a New Years party last night (New Years Eve). I made it home before midnight, so I watched part of the Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve. I went to the party at my church. Not many people but it was fun. I laughed a lot, and therefore coughed a lot, but so did everyone else. We watched a Tim Hawkings video. He's a Christian comedian. Funny stuff. I'm usually not one for comedy or anything, but that was a good time. When I came out of church it was raining buckets. By the time I got in my car I was soaked through on one side because of the way the wind was blowing. It was fun. That was while it was still warm before the cold front moved through so getting wet didn't mean getting cold and therefore more sick. I guess it's a step in the right direction when you can enjoy being caught out in the rain for a couple minutes getting soaked to the bone and driving home, when you're all by yourself.

What else.... I'm not really sure. There's not much else left to say.

It's a new year. What will that bring? I don't know. Hopefully something more. Something better. Honestly I'm glad 2010 is over.