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It's me

Working my way to lion taming via banking

Posted on 2008.07.02 at 21:06
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Estelle---"American Boy"
Kaitlyn and I have decided to train for a 50 mile bike race for charity. The race is in Boston during September. Yesterday was the first day of training. We joined a new, amazing gym. It has an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor track, basketball court, four tennis courts, and a ton of machines. Kaitlyn is letting me use her sister's bike for road training days and I bought a pink helmet. I wicked excited to accomplish this goal.

Work at the bank is going well. However, I kinda feel like the accountant in the Monty Python skit that wants to a be a lion tamer. Since, banking is dull. I hope it doesn't make me duller than I already am. ;-)

I am currently reading Crime & Punishment . I thought this classic would be boring, but it's awesome. The original Law & Order set in Russia and told through the eyes of the murderer.

Shane and I celebrated our two year anniversary the 26th. And our relationship is better than ever.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Albert Anker is sometimes called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his popular depictions of 19th century Swiss village life.

DAILY QUOTE: "The most important thing about having goals is having one." ~Geoffrey Albert

Love always,




Posted on 2008.06.30 at 20:51
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: MSNBC
[1] What is your middle name? Anne
[2] What color is your mailbox? Black
[3] Are you available? Attached, and happy
[4] Have you ever hit a deer? It was talking smack
[5] Do you have to drive over a bridge to get home? Yes, many
[6] Are you taller than your mom? No
[7] What curse do you say the most when you're pissed? Pussyfeathers
[8] Are you God? A demi one
[9] What do you do to get over a broken heart? Take a cruise to Burmuda
[10] Do you enjoy writing in colored pens? Nope
[11] Does anything hurt on your body right now? Nope
[12] Do you often cry during a movie? Yes
[13] Last text message you received? "Is it okay if we come see you now or is your boss there"
[14] Who sent it? My friend Kate
[15] Do you hate your life? Nope
[16] Do you get mad easily? Yes
[17] Do you drink? Like a fish, a sober fish
[18] What is your biggest pet peeve? line-cutters
[19] Are you cold? Nope
[20] Do any of your friends have kids? Not close friends
[21] Who should pay on the first date? Whoever insists
[22] How many years older than you are you willing to date? Age doesn't matter, as long as it's legal
[23] Do you have any friends? Surprisingly, yes
[24] Do you have any mean friends? Not really
[25] What is the ugliest color in your opinion? Mustard yellow
[26] Have you ever dated someone who all your friends couldn't stand? Yes
[27] Have you ever felt like driving off a cliff, seriously? No
[28] Have you ever contemplated suicide? Nope
[29] Do you scratch your ears? uhhh...yeah..?
[30] Who was the last person to hug you? Shane
[31] What brand are the pants/jeans you're wearing right now? Old Navy
[32] How tall are you? 5'5"
[33] What is the closest green object? Gatorade bottle in the trash
[34] What is on your feet? I'm bare foot
[35] If you were born the opposite sex, what would your parents name you? Paul
[36] If you could go back to any time period when would it be? I couldn't choose
[37] Do you want to have kids? Someday
[38] What is your favorite color? It changes
[39] Who is the friend you have that you would never have? whaaat?
[40] Who do you hate the most right now? no one
[41] What's your mother's middle name? Ann
[42] What kind of car do you want? the one i have
[43] What is your favorite video game? Shooting Shane in Call of Duty
[44] Do you like your dad? Nope
[45] Do you have any TV shows on DVD? The Gilmore Girls
[46] Are you wearing make up? Yes
[47] Do you have a tattoo? I wish
[48] Have you ever broken a pinata? Yes
[49] What time is it right now? 9:03 PM
[50] Do you know how to draw? Yeah
[51] Who loves orange soda? Kael (sp?) loves Orange Soda
[52] Who is your hero? No one
[53] Who did you last IM? Can't remember
[54] Do you work a lot of hours? I'm fulltime, baby
[55] Where were you 24 hours ago? At the bank
[56] Who was the last person that called you? My mom
[57] Is there anything you regret? No regrets
[58] Do you know where your family name originated from? England
[59] Animal that creeps you out? Spiders


Meal to go

Posted on 2008.06.21 at 12:44
Current Location: Holy Trinity
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Something classical
Well I finished my first full week at the bank at the Holden Branch. After the first day they gave me my own cash box, something that most first tellers don't get till a month later. My co-workers are so nice and I can't wait until I work on the desk.

This is my last weekend at the nursing home. I really don't feel too upset about it. I feel rather apathetic towards the place at the moment. However, I will miss the visitors and the residents.

Last weekend, I went to see Shane. And our two year anniversary is coming up this week. :-)

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT:American doctor George E. Moore discovered the link between chewing tobacco and mouth cancer.

DAILY QUOTE: "Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do." ~Sarah Knowles Bolton

Love always,



There's only one good thing worth trying to be.

Posted on 2008.06.08 at 15:56
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: My humming
I completed my first full week of training at the Bank. I think I am going to move up quickly in the organization. I am really enjoying living the downtown life for work. I take lunch with the other girls and wear business attire, I love it. I have made friends with the other girls in training. It's been really nice.

My cousin, Matt got married yesterday night. I was happy that my grandparents got to watch the ceremony. We were worried that the heat would have gotten to them. The ceremony was quick (which was a plus), but they almost whispered their vows so no one could hear them. The wedding overall was boring. They had a traditional ceremony with a traditional reception afterwards. With the money they spent on the event, it was simple. Her dress though was awesome, the food was great, and they were happy...and...that's what matters. Hopefully, when I get married my guests will have a night to remember.

I am trying to move away from having three jobs. Yesterday, I gave my two weeks notice for Holy Trinity. I have been working there for six years. It's going to be odd not working there. I am not sure if I can keep working at the Tornadoes. I really do not like working 13 hour days. And the Tornadoes are violating MA law which requires the min wage to be $8.00. My sister and I just got our paychecks for $7.50.

Friday after work I am going to see my man for the weekend. :-)

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: The steel beams of Opaekaa Road Bridge, in Kapa'a, Hawaii were forged in 1890 in Motherwell, Scotland.

DAILY QUOTE: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." ~Douglas Adams

Love always,



Don't touch me, you might burn yourself

Posted on 2008.05.28 at 13:24
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: Mixed
Current Music: Top Chef
I GOT THE JOB AT COMMERCE BANK! So far, every position I apply for I get. I will be paid considerably more than I get at any of my three current jobs. I also get full health, dental, vision, life-insurance, and 401K benefits. It's a full time customer service rep/teller position.

The family will also be moving to Shrewsbury to be closer to my grandparents. Mom and George already bought a house and we will be in it by September.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT:In 1968, The Detroit Wheels recorded "Linda Sue Dixon", a thinly-veiled paean to the illicit hallucinogenic drug LSD.

DAILY QUOTE:"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief." ~Joseph Addison

"Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock."~Pablo Picasso

Love always,



Take this job and you know the rest

Posted on 2008.05.22 at 21:03
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Sara Bareilles---"Bottle it up"
It's been awhile...Today I quit the Big Y. And I have an interview at Commerce Bank for a full time position with benefits, two week paid vacation, and significantly more money than I am making now at all my three jobs.

I attended the WSC graduation and walked across the stage. I am going to use my honor cords as curtain ties when I get my own place. The best part of the day was getting a hug from Dr. Oliver. Later, I went to Jen's party and had meatballs.

The future is wide open...

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: The Colored Soldiers Monument in Frankfort, Kentucky is the only one dedicated to Black Union soldiers in Kentucky, and one of only four in the United States.

DAILY QUOTE:"Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere,
Or would it be a waste?
Even If i knew my place should i leave it there?
Should i give up,
Or should i just keep chasing pavements?
Even if it leads nowhere" ~Adele

Love always,



Talent Showcase

Posted on 2008.05.05 at 14:16
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: The Band---"The Weight"
The semester is almost over and I am completing projects like nobody's business. Last week I put together a 30 slide power point in four hours and presented it that night with a great response. Today, I just finished my 20 page research proposal. I know I shouldn't procrastinate but I get my work done and more often than not my work turns out to be the best in the class.

I haven't been to the gym due to all the projects. I think will go tonight and relax. Then write another paper.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Kisan Kanya made by Ardeshir Irani in 1937 is India's first indigenously made color film.

DAILY QUOTE: "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." ~Douglass Adams

Love always,


It's me

Third World Democracy

Posted on 2008.04.24 at 21:04
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Death Cab For Cutie---"Transatlanticism"
You know those commercials that come on during all the Judge and afternoon talk shows? The ones that encourage you to drop out of school and take up a profession..."Are you not doing what you want to do in life? Spending too much time on subjects that will not help you with being a dental hygienist?" I feel like one of those commercials. I don't want to aide in teeth cleaning. However, I am not satisfied with what I am currently working towards. My grad classes leave me with an empty feeling. I need to be challenged and inspired. Right now I am in academic wasteland. I don't want to work at Big Y anymore. I want to teach at the college level, I guess for now I am going to take the Teacher's Test and settle for High School.

Annoyances of the Moment:
Working at the Big Y
Living with my parents
The continued presence of Hillary in the race
Grad classes
The distance between Shane and I
Empty feelings
The Mean Reds
Not having a bed to sleep on
People who drive cars that resemble police cruisers

The Positives:
My Intelligence
The Gym
Shane <3
Having someone who loves me (see previous positive)
Keith Oberman
Not being homeless, yet
Not starving, yet
My family
My Car?

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Edgar Allan Poe's 1831 short story "Bon-Bon" features an amateur philosopher who meets a soul-eating devil.

DAILY QUOTE: "After enlightenment, the laundry." ~Josh Billings

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.

Love always,


It&#39;s me

say what

Posted on 2008.04.04 at 15:29
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: coldcold
I woke up at 4 (that's AM) for work at 6 (that's AM again) to 3. Now my hands smell like lettuce.


Near Fatal Boo Boo

Posted on 2008.03.27 at 16:05
Current Location: School
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Talking
I hate, loathe, detest, abore, Worcester State College. I went to get my dipolma around 3:30 and they said they couldn't give it to me because there is a hold on my account. WTF!? When I signed up for grad classes I had to make sure that my undergrad was paid off, all fees etc. The system simply doesn't let you take grad classes until the undergrad is settled. GAHHHHHHHHHHH I called mom and we think they are still charging me undergrad fees because I graduated in December and it seems the word hasn't gotten out yet. I hate this retarded school and it's miserable beaucracy. They always loose the Finical Aide papers, they never charge us correctly. I also dislike my grad classes. I have no passion for them. The online class isn't helpful because I am not learning anything. The Tuesday class is simplistic. We learned the difference between qualitative and quantitative last class. If you don't know that difference by now you shouldn't be in grad school. And tonight's class is pointless, he is a really nice prof but all we do is watch power points and he gives us tips on how to make a powerpoint. I thought grad school would give me the opportunity to discuss intelligent concepts and meet new people. Worcester State sucks the passion out of the intelligent. That should be its new slogan.

I am seeing the results of working out. I did two miles on the treadmill yesterday at the gym. I have never done two miles before. I walk like 10 to 13 miles a day, I work, and move more. I feel hot. :-)

I almost killed an endangered hawk or falcon driving to Holy Trinity today. It was standing in the road on the highway off-ramp. Stupid raptor.

Not much else going on. Everything in my life is alright albeit, the school crap and I miss Shane so much it hurts.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Artie Wilson, who hit .402 in 1948 with the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues, is often considered the last professional major league baseball player to bat over .400 for a season.

DAILY QUOTE: "To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them." ~Chinua Achebe

Love always,



I Hate your Kids

Posted on 2008.03.25 at 21:15
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: TV
Been too busy to update, also lazy

-Mom and George are now engaged
-hung out with the usual group
-Grad classes are boring
-I miss Shane
-I have been working out like crazy
-I have been working like crazy

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Home of Truth, Utah was a religious utopian community in the 1930s whose leader claimed to receive divine revelations through her typewriter.

DAILY QUOTE: "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." ~Herm Albright

Love always,


It&#39;s me

Pictures from the Dr. Cornell West Lecture

Posted on 2008.03.09 at 15:04
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: TV





Step away from Lane, Christine

Posted on 2008.03.05 at 11:27
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated/sad
Current Music: TV
I finished my 46 hour work week. The end result will be great tomorrow in my paycheck (I hope).

I kicked my workout routine into high gear. Go me.

Monday night, Dr. Cornell West lectured to a 1,100 plus crowd at Worcester State. Lauren, her friends, and I were forth row from the front. He is a brilliant lecturer, but the subjects discussed were generic. It was so cool to have someone important and famous come to Worcester State. After he lectured he opened up the floor for questions...well that's when the night turned slightly scary. Some of the questioners lined up next to my row. There was this white lady in line, who was dancing to her own music waiting for her turn.

Dr. West, "Is it okay if I limit the last questions to two more people?"

This white lady, "NO, IT IS NOT OKAY!"

West, "What do you need to say, mame?"

Lady, "You talk about the angels weeping for love, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. You talk about the angels weeping for love, you know what I mean!"

West, "I don't know what you mean, mamme"

Lady, "When you called out my mom in Rolling Stone , you know what I mean!"

West, "Mamme, I didn't call out any mother in Rolling Stone . "

This lady was almost on the stage when security escoted her away.

I have pictures from the night of West, but I can't find my cord that connects the camera to the computer. I think I need to buy a new one but I don't know what to buy. Someone help?

And wtf is with Cunton, I mean Clinton winning three states last night?! As Carl often says, "I'M PISSED!"

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Tanaz Eshaghian's film Be Like Others explores the experiences of transsexuals in Iran, a country that outlaws homosexuality but sanctions sex-reassignment surgery.

DAILY QUOTE: "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters - one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." ~Saul David Alinsky

Love always,


It&#39;s me

Coming Soon...

Posted on 2008.03.04 at 21:37
...A real entry

It&#39;s me

Pata Pata

Posted on 2008.02.26 at 13:47
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: indescribable
Current Music: Matthew Sweet---"Girlfriend"
Just Checking in...

-I am working 45 hours this week
-War Kittens
-I found out today that they are building a Dollar Tree Store in my town. So excited
-WSC switched my profs again. And I no longer have the husband and wife team. :-( Tonight we meet the new prof.
-I am sleeping in tomorrow morning

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: John Story, the first Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, was elected to parliament, gaoled, exiled, re-elected, kidnapped, put in the Tower, tortured, hanged, drawn and quartered, and finally beatified.

DAILY QUOTE: "Being short never bothered me for three seconds. The rest of the time I wanted to commit suicide." ~Mel Brooks

Love always,



For Shane

Posted on 2008.02.25 at 20:34
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful



Posted on 2008.02.24 at 14:11
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
I hate when people touch my stuff clothes, books etc. It's one of my pet peeves. My mother is cleaning the basement out where my things are. She keeps wandering over to my stuff and I keep telling her to get away from it. Now she accuses me of hinding drugs in my clothes. I have never taken a drug in my life. Just get away from my stuff. OY

It&#39;s me

The Return, The look Back, The Push Forward

Posted on 2008.02.21 at 21:22
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: TV
Hey kids, I got back from seeing Shane yesterday. We had our typical, wonderful time together, and I am happy. He can be an ass sometimes, and I can be a pain, but we go together. He comforts me and ignites passion. I wish I had the words to describe the extent to which I love Shane. My sentiments pale in comparison to how I feel.

Also yesterday, I got my Lauren, Chris, and me all got our new cars. However, we almost didn't because the dealership treated my grandpa like shit. They sealed the deal a week before and then yesterday they told him that they had made a mistake and the price was going to be more. And one of the managers actually told my grandpa if he didn't like the deal he could get the hell out. The man is buying three brand new cars and is on the verge of death, and that's way he is going to be treated? In the end, we got our way and the dealer honored the original deal. I desparately don't want my grandpa to die. I would give up having my own car for the rest of my life if he could stay around just a little longer. I feel guilty enjoying the car knowing that he wanted it to be one of his last gifts to us. I think he is really happy providing for the kids, my mom, and uncle. My grandma is going to be devestated when he leaves us. She has been his wife for 51 years and still signs all her checks with his name with added Mrs. in front. They have solid love. They raised a wonderful family. When he is gone the family will not be the same. It will be broken.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: The geneivat da'at principle in Jewish law has been used to forbid false advertising, insider trading, cheating on the Regents exams, and the failure to cite secondary sources.

DAILY QUOTE: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." ~George Santayana

Love always,



Why deny the obvious child?

Posted on 2008.02.13 at 09:16
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Outkast---"Sorry Miss Jackson"
Obama is on a roll like butter. This race is very exciting, and I think many future books will be written on it.

My sister turned 20 last Saturday. Crazy. My baby sister is 20! I took her out to lunch. Then we had the family party on Sunday. Lots of yelling and money.

The money was spent on a ticket to see Shane this weekend.

I am working Valentine's Day at the Floral Department. Wish me luck...

...And that's about it.

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: British Labour MP James Lamond was criticised in the 1980s as an apologist for the Soviet Union because he defended the invasion of Afghanistan.

DAILY QUOTE: "Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?" ~Woody Allen

Love always,



That's My shit!

Posted on 2008.02.09 at 21:59
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Lil Jon---"Sweat Ya Perm Out"
This video explains how my days have been going with school, gym, and two jobs...I am not selling hoes, but I'm hustlin'

AN EXTREMELY RANDOM HISTORICAL FACT: Halos commonly used in Georgian imagery of royalties are missing in wall paintings of medieval Georgian monarchs (examples pictured) discovered at the Betania Monastery.

DAILY QUOTE: "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.' ~Mark Twain

Love always,


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