Saturday, March 25, 2006

We emerged from youth all wide-eyed like the rest.

Ain't it cute! It's puppycide.

So... No I Voted for Kodos, but I got to play volleyball with Abz and Jamin and Travis and Tim and John P Peardon and Andrew and Lynn and Jess the More and Kathy and everyone and it was really really fun. And then the CO called and had a little chit chat with the Timinator and he said we should just continue to do what we've been doing, which is putting in the hours, (since we finally heard back from Bethel and we've been inactivated as Pioneers since September and the brothers here at StAllis won't let us reapply) and we should reapply in 8 weeks. Which so nicely coincides with his visit here. Aww, look... The kitty is going to shoot the puppy, ain't it cute folks?

But back to last evening! We went to LeDuc's. Good 'ol Le Duc's. And we tried to get Lauren fired, just by being obnoxious. As in "Aren't these the ugliest Con's EVER?" as I slap my foot up on the window sill she needs to put my ice cream on. An amazing display of my agility if ever there was one. And such plans we laid! I cannot mention them due to their highly secret nature. And I fear they will never come to fuition, fruishion, frewision... however that's spelt. But dang it would be fun! And so well deserved. *sigh*

Monday, March 20, 2006

As the World Falls Down

Mount Doom... That's my theme today.
Ever have one of those weekends that you think may define your life, but it doesn't. Not really. Actually it's only been two days, but both of them have left me with my jaw hanging open and a sense of foreboding and dread just twisting my gut. I've had a really horrendous sickness. I missed most of last week for work. And while that might pinch my pocket book, what I really worry about is my field service time. But then again, does that really matter? Not anymore I guess. I'm having MAJOR issues with the service committee in the congregation. And while I've been counseled by some very close trusted friends to leave this hall - it just feels wrong to pick up and move congregations. But Tim keeps reminding me that we really have to think of our spirituality first and foremost. It just feels like defeat. And it is. And I really hate losing. Anyhow, the sucky two days - I'm chit chatting with a sister after the meeting on Sunday and find out that a brother in our bookstudy just up and left the truth last weekend. The family was away and when they came back all of his things were gone. He's not returning phone calls, and says he doesn't want anything to do with the truth right now. My reaction was NO WAY! He gave a public talk at our hall 2 weeks ago! He was a ministerial servant and auxiliary pioneering. And *snap* just like that he decided to walk away. I just can't believe it. It just makes my gut do a 280 degree twist.
And this morning on my way to work I went past Adventure Games Plus and they're closing. That's like a major landmark for me. That was my introduction to gaming before there was Tim in my life. I'm sure that our group will still get together and play BattleTech and 40K... But it was "the store" Significant amounts of time was spent there - both Tim and I. I just can't imagine it not being there. I know that there is an AGP in Waukesha, but, well... That's Waukesha, and NOT "the store." I just can't believe how much this last week has sucked. Not just the last week, more like the last year. And it's not the marriage thing... I've really been enjoying most of that. It's everything else. The mold in the other apartment, Ben Rubach, well... You know, everything. Life sucks.
It sounds really pessimistic, but I almost wish that I'd die and just wake up in the new system. I really don't know how much more we're all expected to take. I know we're deep in the end of this system of things. But I'm just tired.
What a sad thing to think on the first day of Spring. I'm supposed to be happy and excited that the sun is coming back and it will be warm again. Somehow, that isn't helping this year.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Beware the Ides of March!

I almost forgot! It's March 15th! The Ides of March. Ahh.... History.

The soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March," has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding. But in Roman times the expression "Ides of March" did not necessarily evoke a dark mood—it was simply the standard way of saying "March 15." The term Ides comes from the earliest Roman calendar, which is said to have been devised by Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome. Whether it was Romulus or not, the inventor of this calendar had a penchant for complexity.

So the Romulans (gotta love the Star Trek tie in) have a crazy dating system. And it's the day that that Julius Ceaser got Whacked. Shakespeare and Star Trek, merging on one day. It's glorious. Especially now that you can read Julius Ceaser in Klingon. Not that I have mind you.

Move Over Google Earth!

Wow, you just gotta love NASA. I'm not sure if I love Google or not yet, but when the two of them team up - remarkably cool things happen. Introducing, It's Google Earth and all the coolness there - but on Mars! So it won't help me with driving directions or finding coffee houses or neat looking regions (you should try the Eiffel Tower - not 3D... so when you change your POV it looks really cool) But it's MARS! With three diffrent types of maps! And have I mentioned that it's Mars?

Just wanted to share... I'm off to the doctor now to see if he can fix my broken tonsil. At least I think it's my tonsil. Something is definitly screwed up in that area...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

My New favorite thing!

You know... When I think of Pandora, it's usually some incredibly dumb (and I do picture her as blonde) greek chica who really screwed things up. Atleast according to the Greeks. Gotta love the greeks. Especially the food. Mmmm gyros... But back to Pandora. Stupid girl, always hated her. Even though it was really Epimetheus' fault that she opened the box. Stupid Epimetheus. But back to Pandora. Finally found something that made me like the name. my new favorite thing. Even better than rain drops on roses, girls in white dresses and sleeping with roaches. (Gawsh, I love that CD Lauren!) It takes a favorite band or song and using the "Music Genome Project" creates a radio station scientificly suited to my ears. So far I love it. I have one station set to The Weakerthans, Tigan and Sara, Ani Difranco, Mae, and Simple Plan (hey... I like them, shut up.) And I love it. It has introduced me to new bands that I probably would never have ever heard of and, well... It's just cool. Even cooler than Thin Mint Edy's Ice cream. And much much cooler than the swollen tonsils and sore throat that I'm suffering from at the moment. I hate tonsils. Really. The swelling... the pain... the sucking... gah.

"The Car" is still way cool! It not only has a moonroof, but it has a 10 (yes 10!) cd changer and way cool speakers in it. The only badness? Cd changer's in the trunk and the cd player in the car doesn't play mp3s. But besides that the after market stereo and speakers are awesome!

Well, by non scripted rambling has ended... I'd leave you with the picture of the day but the uploading hates me. Or my tonsils... one of the two.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Changing of the guard

Well, it's been a very long time since I've updated! And so many uncool things have happened. But then some cool things happened and it's mostly all good.

So, we bid goodbye to Grania - The Irish Pirate Queen. (Aka Old Bessie)

That was a fun little car. And so many cool things happened in that car. Trips to well, everywhere... Elements of style, tires falling off, the trunk never really closing right... the deer running into me... Almost hitting Gypsy... Ah the stories. The good timez. Well, in case you all didn't know, Tim and I killed 'lil Grania and I got to go to the hospital in an ambulance! Yeah the fun. Some how we rear ended the car in front of us with the rear passanger side of the car. Right above the rear tire. Grizzly man. Grizzly.

But now we got a new Car: Enter "No Name." She needs a name kids!

And to make it even more fun, I bought her while Tim was doing relief work down in New Orleans. Talk about stress!

But it all worked out. Tim is back from New Orleans, Gallun's are back from California, and Jeff is all Married. I actually think I might miss Jordan. But Gus is happy to be back home. The next major thing: Poland followed by GenCon! Somehow it'll work. I hope!