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To go back in time...

I was up until 5 AM last night and as I was trying to fall asleep, a picture popped into my head. It was very vivid and clear.

I was about 6 or 7 and I was sitting on my front stoop. It was summer; Corin was doing cartwheels on the front lawn. There was a boombox up on the railing playing Reel 2 Real's I Like To Move It. The land across the street was still woods; there were no houses there yet. Everything was so bright and sunny.

It seemed like the whole world was brighter back then. Back before we really had any cares or concerns about life. Oh sure, we thought we had a lot to worry about, but we didn't. Schoolyard tattletailing is petty now.

I feel that if I could go back in time for just a minute, I'd go to that day, that scene. I remember it so clearly, and I would just want to see what it feels like again.

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Ahh.

I have been SO busy.

I have the holiday party coming up for work on Friday. Haha, one of the opticians from New Haven, whom I've never met but communicate with on a daily basis over the phone for contact lens purposes, told me he was going to buy me a drink. I laughed and said "Bob, I'm not 21 yet." He was like "Oh! Nevermind then, hahahaha!" He's such a nice guy- sounds like he's in his late 50s or 60s. He's like "I can't wait to meet you!"

I finally had my Thanksgiving dinner last night. Mom made the turkey and whatnot, I made the stuffing, the green bean casserole, and I made a kind of broccoli and cheese casserole. It was pretty good. Gerardo made "mushroom a la mushroom" (sauteed mushrooms) and stuffed mushrooms. He really loves mushrooms. Anyway, it was all really good.

Gerry and I watched What Happens In Vegas last night. It was really good, we both enjoyed it a lot.

I ate so much last night, but I'm hungry as soon as I wake up. Wtf?

Forever.

It's been forever since I've posted.

Work has been going great! I love my job and I've even been "promoted." Well, I work two different jobs inside the practice. I am an Administrative Assistant, and on Tuesdays I travel to the Southbury office and become a Contact Lens Technician. =)

School has been great. I have a B+ and a B- in my two classes. Hopefully I can keep up the good work.

Gerry and I are.. great. Just amazing. I'm so happy.

I'm kind of in a rush because I'm getting ready to go to school, so I'll try and write later.

Working again!

I've been going to these interviews for two weeks now for the Eye Care Group, and today they told me that they would love to have me inside the practice. =D I'm so happy to be working again, I've been feeling like such a bum. Woohoo!

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Top 100 books list.

Stolen from trespass71

So here's how it works: The average person will only read six (6) of these bad boys in their lifetime, probably because of school requirements. You're welcome to copy the list in your own journal. Mark in bold anything you completely read. Mark with italics if you plan on reading it. Underline anything you enjoyed immensely, which is probably in bold also (guess they didn't think that part out, either). With that said, here's my tally:


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord Of The Rings - J R R Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles Of Narnia - C S Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie The Pooh - A A Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Webb - E B White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dalh
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

People I Miss ~ Pt. 1

I'm going to be doing something new. Every once and a while, I'm going to post an entry about someone who has impacted my life in some way or another, and who I don't talk to as much anymore, or maybe not even at all. They'll be tagged as "PIM" entries. These people are in no particular order, just posted as I think of them in my everyday life.

Ling Gao.Collapse )

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NVCC is a shithole sometimes.

Okay, so I went back to the college yesterday, TWICE. They should really start paying for my gasoline. First time, they told me that I wasn't eligible for financial aid this semester because my grades did not improve enough: I only needed one tenth of a point more to receive the aid. So I started to cry because I really don't have the money right now. We went home and came back later because the people at the information desk weren't there. My stepfather paid a grand to get me into two classes. If I pass them both with a C or better, I can receive financial aid again. Oh, and I got my student ID. It doesn't look too bad.

In other (better) news, I've been praying a lot more lately and trying to renew my relationship with God. I feel like I've strayed a lot, and its not a good feeling. I also need to start believing in people more. I'm so negative lately about the world and people in it.

Poems and cars.

Went to the college again today.
Nobody was there to help me.


I found a poem that I wrote back when Brandon and I broke up. It's nothing special, but eh. Here it is.Collapse )

Looks like I never finished it.

In other news, we finally moved Nelly out of the driveway. (My mom's 99' Hyundai Sonata which has been sitting there for years because the transmission blew.) It was kind of sad to see it go away on the flatbed. Oh well.

New layout.

I got a new lj layout, check it out, it's sweet.

I've been having a lot of problems with the college; I've been there 3 days in a row, trying to get my classes scheduled and my ID photo taken and my papers handed in, but they just keep saying to me "There's a problem, come back tomorrow." First time, my counselor wasn't in, second day there was no-one at the information desk, third day the camera wasn't working... it's ridiculous. So I'm not going today, I'll be back there on Friday though, and I'm sure I'll have to return for something else another day. =/

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Now that I'm settled...

I'd like to talk a little about my vacation.

It was amazing. 2 weeks of not having to worry about anything back here in Connecticut. All we had to worry about was not getting lost, but Gerardo is pretty good with maps. Before we left, he told me he had a surprise for me, and he'd give it to me about midway through the vacation.

The flight down was good, I had some free coffee. We got our rental car and went to Clearwater beach for a couple hours. After that, we went to our resort and settled down. Throughout the first week, we went to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and traveled down to Miami, where my surprise was. On the way there, we stopped in Stuart and visited Lindsey. She looked so happy, and I met Mike too! I almost cried when I saw her again. Gerardo drove for a little while and I saw a sign that said "Cruise Terminals." I freaked out, I didn't believe it. He had scheduled a 3 night cruise to the Bahamas for us! Ah, it was so so great. I can't even explain my surprise. I usually figure out surprises too, and I hate that, but not this one!

The second week we went to Epcot and Seaworld. We were supposed to go to Aquatica and Wet N Wild, but we were so tired and starting to get sick. So we rested those last two days. The flight home was bumpy.. but I was so glad to be home when I got there. I had such an amazing time, but still, it's always good to be home.

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